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Lake Geneva Badger manhandles Middleton, advances to 2nd straight sectional final

Lake Geneva Badger manhandles Middleton, advances to 2nd straight sectional final

  By Tim Wester Sports Correspondent The soupy, soggy November turf. The power running game. The throwback goal posts. It all represents the best of Lake Geneva Badger football. Friday night, the Badgers had it all on display against Middleton. The Badgers ran the ball 46 times for 291 yards […]

 
 

This Milwaukee Brewers fan is rooting for the Chicago Cubs in tonight’s World Series

This Milwaukee Brewers fan is rooting for the Chicago Cubs in tonight’s World Series

  Did I love the movie Major League? Yes. Have I owned both an Indians and Cubs hat growing up? Yes. So who do I root for tonight, a lovable loser in Cleveland that represents the Brewers’ old division or a hate-able loser in Chicago that makes my skin crawl […]

 
 

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Westosha Central volleyball got raw deal with playoff ban

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Westosha Central volleyball got raw deal with playoff ban

  There’s really no other way to put it – the Westosha Central girls volleyball team got screwed. Simple and plain. The girls, who were swept, 3-0, in the Southern Lakes Conference championship match Saturday, earned a share of the conference crown thanks to winning the regular season, but received […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford-Badger conference title tilt highlights final week

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Waterford-Badger conference title tilt highlights final week

  I can hear the music triumphantly playing now. “It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!” You know, that hilarious Geico commercial where the band Europe is performing its hit song while employees are “counting down” how long it takes their lunch to cook in the microwave. OK, I guess I’m still the […]

 
 

Swimming is soul food, especially for a toddler

Swimming is soul food, especially for a toddler

  Not much in life beats the sheer, innocent fun of swimming in a pool. Growing up as a kid in Burlington, I took swim lessons at the community pool at Devor Park, where my sisters and I would visit just about every day of the summer and swim our […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Rivals Union Grove, Waterford battle with playoff implications

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Rivals Union Grove, Waterford battle with playoff implications

  All is right with the world. Last week, I finally pulled off a perfect 5-0 record on my high school football predictions. It’s the stretch run, as teams have three games left to claim a berth in the WIAA postseason. Catholic Central hosts its Homecoming game, Burlington battles the […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Battle of unbeatens highlights Week 6

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Battle of unbeatens highlights Week 6

  So what did we learn from Week 5 of the high school football season? First, Lake Geneva Badger’s defense is for real, as it held the explosive Delavan-Darien offense to a mere seven points in a 14-7 victory. Next, rumors of Burlington’s demise were exaggerated. The Demons snapped a […]

 
 

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Lake Geneva Badger-Delavan showdown could determine SLC champ

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Lake Geneva Badger-Delavan showdown could determine SLC champ

  WEEK 5 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS Last week: 3-2 Season: 13-8   GAME OF THE WEEK Lake Geneva Badger (4-0, 2-0) at Delavan-Darien (3-1, 2-0 SLC), Friday, 7 p.m. Normally, you don’t want to fall victim to the moment, but oh what a moment last Friday was for the Delavan-Darien offense. […]

 
 

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Look mom, we’re on TV

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: Look mom, we’re on TV

Burlington-Waterford rivalry showdown Thursday night on My24   After one week of Southern Lakes Conference action, it’s clear the eight-team league is deep and talented. There are no more easy victories, and just about every team is capable of winning on any given night. It’s still early in the season, […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: The real season begins

Waterford-Wilmot highlights start of SLC season   Burlington football coach Steve Tenhagen consoled his team in the postgame huddle after last week’s loss at Racine Horlick. After a 28-12 loss, he told his guys that the “real season” begins this week. Tenhagen is exactly right, as he’s referring to the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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