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Hey parents: High school sports aren’t life and death

Big Foot coach Rodney Wedig (right) was escorted off the field due to an alleged threat from a parent. (Photo by Dave Baker)

  Last week’s fiasco is yet another reason why people in general need to take a chill pill when investing too much into high school. The average person lives, what, 80 years? High school is only four of those. A blip on the map. A whopping 5 percent. But some […]

 
 

Play my kid or else: Parent pressures coach during ‘out of control’ meeting

Play my kid or else: Parent pressures coach during ‘out of control’ meeting

What started as a concerning e-mail escalated into an extremely heated meeting and has become a full-blown fiasco. Walworth Big Foot head football coach Rodney Wedig couldn’t believe what happened Monday at Big Foot High School, and he isn’t sure if it’s going away anytime soon. The highly-respected Wedig, whose […]

 
 

Hunter Melby just what the Demons needed

Burlington junior Hunter Melby exploded for 193 yards on only 13 carries in the team's 42-14 Homecoming win Friday.

He came back in Week 4 at Lake Geneva Badger. On one of his first runs, Burlington junior running back Hunter Melby almost took it to the house, bursting down the right sideline for a 50-yard gain. He didn’t do much on the ground the rest of the contest, one […]

 
 

Green Bay Packers will be just fine

Green Bay Packers will be just fine

Haven’t we seen this movie before? The one where the Green Bay Packers start off the season looking more like a high school team than an NFL team. 2012. 2010. 2009. Even 2008. Do you see a pattern developing? The Packers are slow starters and fast finishers. Let me give […]

 
 

BREAKING: Lake Geneva Generals semi-pro football team officially for sale

BREAKING: Lake Geneva Generals semi-pro football team officially for sale

WILLIAMS BAY – The Lake Geneva Generals semi-pro football franchise is no longer – again. After almost folding earlier this year, co-owners Derek and Jeni Diehl saddled up for one more season. And what a ride it was. For the first time in 12 years, Derek’s team missedthe playoffs but […]

 
 

Despite lackluster NBA Draft, Milwaukee Bucks should make playoffs

Despite lackluster NBA Draft, Milwaukee Bucks should make playoffs

By picking up a wet-behind-the-ears 18-year-old and a slow, unathletic guard who can’t shoot outside, the Milwaukee Bucks had me brimming with an ear-to-ear smile back in June. We seemed destined for a last-place season in the Central Division, and the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes were about to begin. However, the […]

 
 

FOOTBALL WEEKEND: SLC season gets serious

FOOTBALL WEEKEND: SLC season gets serious

Wilmot (2-1, 1-0 SLC) at Waterford (1-2, 0-1 SLC), 7 p.m., Friday Week after week, the Southern Lakes Conference shows why it’s one of the deepest leagues in all of the state on the football field. After a grueling, physical contest last week, the Waterford boys return home but face […]

 
 

Area AD’s: Embrace boys volleyball

Area AD’s: Embrace boys volleyball

This is an open letter to the athletic directors from Elkhorn Area, Delavan-Darien, Badger and Waterford high schools. In terms of fielding a boys volleyball team, what are you waiting for? This fall, new boys volleyball programs have popped up in Union Grove and Wilmot. The Panthers and Broncos are […]

 
 

Feels good to be home

Feels good to be home

Many of you know me already. You know, the youngest of six Ramczyks. My mom is Joni and has probably told you your sign and your most compatible mate. My dad is a local baseball legend and has probably saved you a fortune on meat at Pick n’ Save. My […]

 
 

5 ways to win your fantasy football league

5 ways to win your fantasy football league

Some may call them nerds. Some call them delusional. Some would even go so far as to call them losers. I call them geniuses. That’s right, I’m talking about the brave men and women who don’t suit up or step on the field every Sunday but the ones who plop […]

 
 
 
 
 

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