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WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Wilmot-Waterford, Elkhorn-Delavan-Darien highlight rivalry weekend

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Wilmot-Waterford, Elkhorn-Delavan-Darien highlight rivalry weekend

  Football Predictions Week 4   Last week: 5-0 Season: 11-3 (all games 7 p.m. Friday)   Game of the Week Wilmot (1-2) at Waterford (1-2) Two of the Southern Lakes Conference’s best teams over the past decade battle it out as the season approaches its halfway point. Wilmot finally […]

 
 

WEEK 3 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

WEEK 3 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

  We’re still a week removed from the start of school, but the high school football season will be one-third complete by the end of this weekend. Does anyone else find that strange? The unintentional boys of summer kick off Week 3 Friday night with the beginning of the real […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Ramczyk picks upset for Burlington, bounce-back for Waterford

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Ramczyk picks upset for Burlington, bounce-back for Waterford

  Editor’s Note: Since this column was published in the Aug. 24 edition of the Burlington Standard Press, two major developments have shook the local football scene.       Burlington star quarterback Nick Klug will miss tonight’s game with a leg injury suffered in Week One, and running back Grant Tully […]

 
 

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State qualifier Burlington leads SLC-heavy first team

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: State qualifier Burlington leads SLC-heavy first team

2nd annual squad features players from 15 schools     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Last week’s All-Area Softball squad was dominated by western Kenosha County, with six selections representing Wilmot and Westosha Central high schools. For baseball, the 15-team Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area saw Burlington return to its second […]

 
 

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Wilmot, Westosha Central dominate Southern Lakes-heavy 1st team

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Wilmot, Westosha Central dominate Southern Lakes-heavy 1st team

  Second annual squad features players from Racine, Walworth, Kenosha, Waukesha counties   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com For the second consecutive season, a Southern Lakes Conference player takes our top spot. Not enough can be said about Union Grove senior catcher Kallista Hribar, who hit a whopping .658 this season […]

 
 

BURLINGTON FLOOD: From tragedy comes perspective

BURLINGTON FLOOD: From tragedy comes perspective

  You really don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone. Joni Mitchell hit the nail on the head, and those words rang truer than ever last week in my beloved hometown of Burlington. One minute, you’re scrambling throughout town, trying to get the best photos of the flooding, taking […]

 
 

No-name Brewers can call themselves contenders

No-name Brewers can call themselves contenders

  As a lifelong Milwaukee Brewers fan, I’ve been extremely hesitant to jump on the theory that they are contenders. We’ve seen this story before – small-market team gets hot in the first half, only to fizzle in the second half. No matter how imposing it is to think that […]

 
 

Fun, family and fireworks on the 4th

Fun, family and fireworks on the 4th

  The Fourth of July is a time for family, fun and fireworks. It also just so happens to coincide with the greatest things about summer, Summerfest and the Milwaukee Brewers season. This extended holiday weekend was jam-packed with friends, family and adventures, and got more “America” than I’ve ever […]

 
 

Don’t call it a comeback: Former Burlington, Cowboys star Tony Romo content focusing on family, broadcast career

Don’t call it a comeback: Former Burlington, Cowboys star Tony Romo content focusing on family, broadcast career

  If there’s an itch, Tony Romo isn’t scratching it – at least for now. Despite poking and prodding from the local media at his 14th consecutive Tony Romo Football Camp last week at Burlington High School, Romo didn’t budge. “For me, the itch isn’t there,” Romo proclaimed after voicing […]

 
 

Dalton’s legacy lives on

Dalton’s legacy lives on

  The news sent shockwaves through the Burlington community Monday. Don Dalton, the winningest coach in Burlington High School football history, died at the age of 75. With more than 200 career victories and only 57 losses, Dalton was about winning and dominating the opponent. He wanted to get the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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