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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 […]

 
 

Bauer, Aldrich, Heiligenthal lead 2013 All-Area Football squad

Waterford senior Jake Bauer (32) has been running away from defenders this past month. He has amassed 592 yards in his last four games, all Waterford wins. Waterford and Wilmot host Division 2 playoff games Friday, while Catholic Central and Elkhorn are on the road. Badger and Big Foot, two top teams, also host action Friday. Pick up Thursday's Burlington Standard Press to see who Sports Editor Mike Ramczyk thinks will win Friday night. Happy playoffs!

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   The state football championships wrapped up last weekend. I was on the field at Camp Randall Stadium, just about paradise for any sports lover. The team I was covering, Franklin (we have a paper in Franklin called the Chronicle), lost to state heavyweight […]

 
 

Franklin falters in second half, falls to Arrowhead in state championship

Franklin players pose with their state runners-up silver ball after the game.

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor MADISON – This one is going to sting for awhile. Costly turnovers and penalties prevented the Frankin football team from its first-ever Division 1 state football title Friday night. Arrowhead secured its second consecutive championship with a 45-24 victory, but the final score was […]

 
 

Legends of the Fall: Rueter, Dolatowski, Bauer earn top honors

Burlington sophomore Ali Rueter's versatility helped the Lady Demons advance to a Division 1 sectional final. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

    It’s freezing outside finally, and I don’t like it. Winter is officially here, as the final fall state tournaments, boys volleyball and swimming, wrapped up last weekend. Westosha Central was ousted in the first round in boys volleyball, Burlington fans. With the first basketball games tipping off Tuesday […]

 
 

Franklin football relishes first chance to play state power Arrowhead

Franklin football relishes first chance to play state power Arrowhead

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor   On Friday at 4 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Franklin faces its toughest test of the season, Arrowhead. The defending state champions have seven Wisconsin Badger recruits and a state pedigree that’s unmatched. The two will battle for the coveted gold […]

 
 

Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

Passing the test: Franklin manhandles Mukwonago, advances to second state title game

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor KETTLE MORAINE – Franklin football coach Louis Brown and his staff and players treat Saturday, the day after Friday night games, as their day of rest. A day to relax. One where members of the program focus on family and recharging their batteries. This […]

 
 

Remember when Burlington was a football city?

Remember when Burlington was a football city?

      In the last three years, the city of Burlington has seen four state volleyball champions, five state volleyball appearances and a whopping nine volleyball sectional finals trips.       Right now, when people think of high school sports in Burlington, they think of volleyball. Both the Burlington and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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