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Jury duty no laughing matter

Jury duty no laughing matter

There’s an old adage that says only death and taxes are certain in this life.       Well, that wise person forgot to mention another certainty that’s sold as doing a good thing for your country but can end up being a complete waste of time.       That’s right, my fellow […]

 
 

The best of the winter: Fisher, Benavides named top athletes

Benavides (second from left) won state titles in beam and vault. Here, she has some fun at team state with (from left) Bailey Fitzpatrick, Jacquie Fiorillo and Ciara Johnson. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

  The Polar Vortex seems like it could be going away soon. We can only hope. As I write this on Tuesday night, a lot of the grass is showing in my yard thanks to a couple days of balmy 40-degree weather. I honestly feel no need to embark on […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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