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Burlington softball, baseball teams epitomize true underdog spirit

Burlington softball, baseball teams epitomize true underdog spirit

  Who else saw this coming? No, I mean come on, who actually saw this coming a month ago, two monts ago, even three months ago? If you would’ve told me back in April that by mid-June both the Burlington softball and baseball teams would compete at the state tournament, […]

 
 

Two for the show: Burlington baseball, softball double up at state for 1st time

Two for the show: Burlington baseball, softball double up at state for 1st time

  Dare I say the Burlington High School athletic program is becoming the Golden State Warriors? The New York Yankees? Heck, even the New England Patriots? Superlatives should be thrown around for this mid-to-large sized learning establishment. There are approximately 1,130 students at Burlington High School – give or take […]

 
 

BREAKING: Burlington softball captures sectional championship, clinches 1st state berth in 30 years

BREAKING: Burlington softball captures sectional championship, clinches 1st state berth in 30 years

Timely hitting, dazzling defense hold off late Westosha rally   WILMOT – In order to be a successful team, in any sport, contributions are needed from top to bottom. With softball, sure, there has to be the dominant pitcher and the home run hitters, but there also needs to be […]

 
 

Is it finally Waterford baseball’s year?

Is it finally Waterford baseball’s year?

Guenther continues mound brilliance, batters rake in key battle   WATERFORD – It’s not crazy to offer the educated guess that the only reason the Waterford baseball team hasn’t made it to the state tournament the past two seasons, or the past five or so years for that matter, is […]

 
 

SLN ALL AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Westosha stars, surprises highlight 3rd annual four-county squad

SLN ALL AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Westosha stars, surprises highlight 3rd annual four-county squad

Southern Lakes Newspapers All Area Basketball Kenosha County, SLC lead 3rd annual best of best     By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Let the bizarre reign. While most All-Area basketball teams keep the conventional five players on a first or second team, we here at Southern Lakes Newspapers are once again […]

 
 

SLN ALL AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Burling, Mukwonago stars highlight 3rd annual squad

SLN ALL AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Burling, Mukwonago stars highlight 3rd annual squad

Burling, Andersen battle for top spot   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 has the third annual Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Girls Basketball team featuring […]

 
 

STATE BASKETBALL: Westosha’s historic basketball run ends, but it’s only the beginning

STATE BASKETBALL: Westosha’s historic basketball run ends, but it’s only the beginning

Central brings fight to favored Kaukauna   MADISON – On Friday afternoon on the grandest stage of boys high school basketball in the state of Wisconsin, the Westosha Central Falcons proved they ain’t afraid of no Ghosts. The Ghosts in this case are the Galloping Ghosts of Kaukauna, who used […]

 
 

STATE BOUND: Westosha wallops Monona Grove, advances to 1st state basketball tournament in school history

STATE BOUND: Westosha wallops Monona Grove, advances to 1st state basketball tournament in school history

Falcons open state tourney Friday afternoon vs. No. 1 Kaukauna   Wow. Just wow. There really isn’t a better way to describe what went down Saturday afternoon in Oregon. “It’s every coach’s dream come true, really,” said head coach James Hyllberg, the third-year coach that’s now advanced to two consecutive […]

 
 

March Madness is here, get pumped

March Madness is here, get pumped

  OK, I get it, it’s technically still February, but area basketball March Madness is here, and there’s nothing quite like the excitement and atmosphere that surrounds playoff hoops. After last weekend, all four Burlington high school basketball teams have their playoff seeds, and each team is on a different […]

 
 

Local basketball stars down, but not out

Local basketball stars down, but not out

It’s not easy being a high school athlete. Nowadays, specialization has parents in a frenzy, driving kids all over the state and perhaps the country in pursuit of a college scholarship, or even just a spot, or more simply minutes, on the varsity team. Basketball is no different. Whether it’s […]

 
 
 
 
 

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