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WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Badger, Waterford separate themselves from the pack

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Badger, Waterford separate themselves from the pack

What a difference a couple of inches makes in the game of football. An inch or two can literally change your season. That’s exactly what happened to the Wilmot Panther football team last Friday night. Down 31-24 in overtime and in desperate need of a touchdown to extend the game […]

 
 

SPORTS CHECK: Football predictions here to stay

SPORTS CHECK: Football predictions here to stay

  After some debating and soul-searching, I’ve contemplated the idea of modifying my weekly predictions to exclude scores. For the past few weeks, it’s been stewing in my mind, as Westosha Central students voiced their displeasure to my face about my lopsided prediction of their game against Badger. I assured […]

 
 

WEEK 6 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Down to the nitty gritty

WEEK 6 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Down to the nitty gritty

Burlington in must-win scenario against dangerous Jackson, Westosha   There isn’t much room left for error in the 2017 high school football season. After Waterford continued its hot play last week to defeat Burlington, the Demons are reeling with two conference losses and may be in a must-win situation Friday […]

 
 

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: How ’bout those Falcons? Really?

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: How ’bout those Falcons? Really?

Undefeated Falcons making history thanks to transfer QB   It’s not a typo. The Westosha Central football team is 4-0, people, and it’s time to start getting used to the fact that Jaden Jackson may be the best quarterback in the area, let alone the Southern Lakes Conference. Preseason conference […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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