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A birthing class, really? OK honey…

A birthing class, really? OK honey…

Back in 2004, while attending the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, I remember my newspaper adviser warning me about the journalism business. “If you want to work in sports, forget about seeing your wife and kids,” he said with a very serious face. At the time, I was a sports editor for […]

 
 

Playoff basketball brackets are here, time to get pumped

Tegan Miles mans the middle for the Toppers. The 6-foot-7 center was an intimidating force down low. (Earlene Frederick/Standard Press)

  On Sunday night, families enjoyed family dinners, men relaxed with ice-cold refreshments and women may have watched “Real Housewives.” You may have been checking out the Olympics or catching a movie before the beginning of the work week. For me, it was a no-brainer. I was checking out the […]

 
 

Wilmot to honor former hoops star Feb. 14 vs. Burlington

Wilmot to honor former hoops star Feb. 14 vs. Burlington

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent WILMOT – The Wilmot varsity boys basketball team will honor former standout Greg Bush during a halftime ceremony Friday, Feb. 14. Bush’s school-record 41 points in a single game was broken by current Wilmot senior Brandon Schattner against Burlington Friday, Jan. 17. Schattner scored 45 […]

 
 

Burlington basketball making its move in Southern Lakes

Burlington basketball making its move in Southern Lakes

  Grove, Waterford, Wilmot must take notice   It’s only one game. And there’s still almost two months of season left. I know. One win does not a season make. But this one was just a bit different than a regular game. The Burlington High School boys basketball team, better […]

 
 

Catholic Central outsmarts Kenosha St. Joe’s for fifth straight win

Sophomore Ben Heiligenthal (4) led the Toppers last season with 12 points per game. (John Fisher/Standard Press)

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com   KENOSHA – If you ask most high school basketball coaches if they would simply give an opponent an easy bucket in the closing seconds, 99 out of 100 may look at you funny. But not Catholic Central boys hoops coach Eric Henderson. At […]

 
 

PREPS REPORT VIDEO: Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk breaks down the area’s hottest teams

PREPS REPORT VIDEO: Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk breaks down the area’s hottest teams

Since this video was posted, the Williams Bay boys basketball team has made the state Division 5 top 10 poll with a No. 9 ranking. The Catholic Central boys team is currently ranked 4th in the same division.

 
 

Christmas presents arrive just in time for Green Bay Packers

Christmas presents arrive just in time for Green Bay Packers

  BURLINGTON – Stephen A. Smith, a television personality with ESPN, sums up Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers perfectly. Week in and week out on his show, First Take, Smith calls Rodgers a “baaaaaaad man.” And just about every time he does, his co-host and classic naysayer Skip Bayless, […]

 
 

BEST OF 2013: Southern Lakes Newspapers amps up website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

BEST OF 2013: Southern Lakes Newspapers amps up website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Two Facebook pages, YouTube site launched By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor  It was a big year for Facebook, Twitter and videos here at the Burlington Standard Press. On Jan. 11, we launched the Burlington Standard Press Facebook page. Through Dec. 23, it is up to 689 likes. Then, new Sports […]

 
 

Green Bay Packers provide emotional roller-coaster with win over Cowboys

Green Bay Packers provide emotional roller-coaster with win over Cowboys

  The past few days have been quite the whirlwind of ups and downs for Green Bay Packers fans. Six weeks ago, on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field, a game I attended, Aaron Rodgers went down with a fractured collarbone and it was panic time in Green Bay. The […]

 
 

EXCLUSIVE 1-ON-1: Legendary football coach leaving Big Foot for Beloit Memorial

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

Wedig excited to lead another program from obscurity to pinnacle By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor WALWORTH – What more can Rodney Wedig do? The Big Foot teacher, who coached the Chiefs football team the past 11 seasons, has a resume at the school reserved for folk lore and how-to coaching […]

 
 
 
 
 

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