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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 […]

 
 

State volleyball unforgettable thanks to East Troy, Menomonee Falls, Westosha Central

State volleyball unforgettable thanks to East Troy, Menomonee Falls, Westosha Central

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor       There’s just something about the Resch Center in Green Bay – and the state girls volleyball tournament.       Sometimes, the favorites win, and other times they fall short. There’s always great volleyball, though, and there is nothing that matches the emotions and the insanity […]

 
 

Catholic Central, Waterford football seeking sweet revenge, Big Foot back home

Catholic Central, Waterford football seeking sweet revenge, Big Foot back home

    By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor As a player, any time you lose a game, you remember the team that did it to you. Green Bay Packers fans will assuredly never forget what the Chicago Bears did to quarterback Aaron Rodgers Monday night. And the fact that the Bears […]

 
 

PREDICTIONS: Waterford, Catholic Central enjoy home cooking tonight

Waterford senior Tom Benko gets high, but can't block a Greenfield extra point last week. Waterford and Catholic Central both play at home tonight at 7 p.m.

  By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The two teams paired up in this Division 2 playoff opener Oct. 25 came from opposite ends of the spectrum. The second-seeded Wolverines, co-champions of the Southern Lakes Conference, had won their last six games and were one of the hottest teams in the […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW: Toppers thinking upset, Waterford, Wilmot bank on defense

Catholic Central's Cole Kresken (43), a sophomore, led the Toppers with more than 750 rushing yards.

By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Football weekend has certainly stirred up some emotions among area coaches, fans and players. One coach mocked by prediction that his team would lose and then taunted my poor decision when his team won and I was wrong. Players have blasted me on Twitter for […]

 
 
 
 
 

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