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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 […]

 
 

The silver lining: Losses shouldn’t tarnish shining seasons

The silver lining: Losses shouldn’t tarnish shining seasons

  These days, it’s easy to fall victim to the moment. We can be so quick to judge, whether it’s ridiculous adulation for the victor or scornful criticism of the loser. This lesson was learned again last week, when both the Burlington baseball and girls soccer squads lost on the […]

 
 

Baseball, softball playoffs set: Burlington earns No. 1 seed, hosts sectional

Baseball, softball playoffs set: Burlington earns No. 1 seed, hosts sectional

  It’s a great time to be a sports fan. There are the NHL and NBA playoffs, and the WIAA high school postseason is in full swing. Softball playoffs start this week, and baseball playoffs begin next week. It’s going to be a crazy time of driving across the area […]

 
 

Are we missing the point with Burlington vs. Catholic Central?

Are we missing the point with Burlington vs. Catholic Central?

  Last weekend’s Racine County Baseball Showcase sparked an interesting discussion among several area sports parents and coaches. Burlington vs. Catholic Central. David vs. Goliath. The big dog against the little puppy. With all eight baseball teams getting together in Burlington last weekend, and the upcoming Racine County invites for […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Mukwonago’s Hau, Williams, Klug lead second annual squad

SLN ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Mukwonago’s Hau, Williams, Klug lead second annual squad

SLN All-Area Boys Basketball   First team spans four counties   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com They say variety is the spice of life. After having several clear-cut favorites for Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Girls Basketball player of the year last week, the choice was a bit more difficult on the […]

 
 

SLN ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shiffler edges Smith-Traore, Beyer for top player

SLN ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shiffler edges Smith-Traore, Beyer for top player

2017 Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Girls Basketball   Second annual SLN team features 15 teams, unique first team   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Throw convention out the window. This isn’t your mom and dad’s All-Area team. A passion for the unusual and an overall unwillingness to leave out deserving stars […]

 
 
 
 
 

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