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Boys High School Basketball Recap:  Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, and Kewaunee victorious

Tuesday evening saw three boys’ basketball contests on the area hardwoods as the season heads into the home stretch of the regular season.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers defeated the Algoma Wolves57-48 in Sturgeon Bay.

 

The Southern Door Eagles topped the Gibraltar Vikings 78-65 in Brussels.

 

The Kewaunee Storm rolled with a 84-49 victory over the Sevastopol Pioneers at Institute.

 

You can read the complete recap of the games at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Badgers host Wildcats in Big Ten battle

The Wisconsin Badgers will look to keep their Big Ten title hopes alive as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats at the Kohl Center Wednesday evening.  Wisconsin (5-2, 11-3 overall) is coming off a close 60-54 road win over Rutgers last Friday.  Northwestern (3-5, 6-6 overall) lost to Iowa 96-73 on Sunday and are tied for ninth in the Big Ten while Wisconsin stands in third place currently.  Tip-off is scheduled at 7 pm in Madison.    


Bucks nipped by Nets

Giannis Anetokounmpo matched new Eastern Conference rival James Harden with 34 points, but it was not enough as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123.

 

Khris Middleton scored 25 points and Jrue Holiday added 22 points in the loss for the Bucks between two of the conference's top two teams. Kevin Durant scored 30 points for the Nets, three of which came off a three-pointer made with just over 35 seconds left that ended up being the game-winner. Middleton had a chance to win the game himself on a three, but his attempt came up just short. 

 

The Bucks saw their four-game winning streak snapped and it does not get easier this week as they now prepare to host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

DC United Swimmers head to Two Rivers

The DC United Swim Team will head south once again on Tuesday to battle Two Rivers/Roncalli.

 

The meet will be one of the final tune-ups before next week's sectional meet at Ashwaubenon. There they will face the host school, Shawano, Chilton/Brillion/Valders, and Berlin/Green Lake.

Girls' basketball round-Up: Lady Spartans hold off Vikings 62-57 on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans defeated the Denmark Vikings 62-57 Monday Night in a North Eastern Conference battle that went right down to the wire.  You can read the full recap of the game with video at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

In other action on Monday, Sevastopol topped Algoma 50-37 and Kewaunee beat Southern Door 70-51.

 

A previously scheduled game for Tuesday has been canceled between Southern Door and Sheboygan Falls.

Wrestling schedule gets another shift

Area wrestling teams will see their schedules get another jolt from the WIAA.

 

Starting this week, teams could wrestle against as many as five other teams in a single day, a number that could grow to eight as soon as next weekend for the start of the state tournament series. Like basketball and volleyball, the regionals and sectionals will be based on a pod of teams and each division will host its own meet for individual and team state.  Only the top two wrestlers from each region will advance to sectionals and each weight class will only have eight wrestlers at the state meet. The four teams that win their sectionals will advance to the team state meet.

 

Below are the assignments for the regional meets

 

Division 2 (Regional at Two Rivers, Sectionals at Seymour, Individual and Team State at Adams-Friendship)

Region IV: Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

 

Division 3 (Regional at Mishicot, Sectional at Valders, Individual State TBD, Team State at Wausau West)

Region IV: Kewaunee, Southern Door

 

Basketball announces regional assignments

The road to state will look a little different for area basketball teams than in years past.

 

The WIAA announced over the weekend the division assignments for each school based on the number of institutions saying they would not be participating in the postseason this year. Forty teams opted out with the bulk of them being from Milwaukee and Madison. Teams were placed in pods with the highest seed hosting all the way through until the state tournament. No plans have been announced where those games would take place, but the Wisconsin Sports Network is reporting the five divisions will likely be hosted at five different sites. The divisional assignments are listed below:

 

Division 2

Luxemburg-Casco-2C

 

Division 3

Kewaunee-2D

Southern Door-2D

Sturgeon Bay-2D

 

Division 4

Algoma-2C

Gibraltar-2C

Sevastopol-2C

 

Girls' basketball preview: Busy night for area teams

Three games are on the docket for the area's girls' basketball teams to kick off the week.

 

Southern Door looks to avenge Saturday's loss when it travels to Kewaunee for a battle for the Packerland Conference lead at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sevastopol looks to continue to make it two in a row when it hosts Algoma at 7:30 p.m.

 

The same can be said for Luxemburg-Casco, which heads to Denmark for a NEC match-up at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK.

 

A previously scheduled game between Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay has been canceled.

 

 

Bucks get look at new-look Nets

The Milwaukee Bucks get their first crack at the new-look New Jersey Nets for a Martin Luther King Day nightcap.

 

The Bucks are coming off a 112-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday where Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points despite missing nine of his ten free throws. It is part of a four-game winning streak and a 7-1 run for the Bucks. The team has won its last eight in Brooklyn, but this is a different Nets team than the past few years.

 

Kyrie Irving is MIA after disappearing from the team and then was docked time and money for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Kevin Durant is back from a season-long injury that prevented him from playing last year but has him now among the league's top scorers. The Nets also recently acquired James Harden, who made his debut over the weekend to rave reviews, getting a triple-double on 32 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds.

 

The two teams battle it out on national television beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Packers to host Bucs in NFC Title Game

The Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccanneers in the first NFC Championship game to be held at Lambeau Field in over a decade.

 

The Buccanneers secured their fate after pulling away from the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter Sunday night in a 30-20 victory. Tom Brady qualified for his 14th conference title game with the win. The Bucs have already toppled the Packers this year when they rattled off 38 unanswered points in a 38-10 romp back in October.

 

The Packers will have an extra day of rest and preparation after beating the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday 32-18. They will also have a Lambeau Field with approximately 500 extra fans in paid attendance for the NFC Title game according to a team announcement on Sunday. Fans that opted in for tickets will be able to purchase them later this week. Cold and snow is also being predicted for the 2:05 p.m. Sunday kickoff. 

 

 

Phoenix women sweep, men swept

The Green Bay Phoenix women stayed perfect in 2021 while the men lost another matchup on Saturday.

 

In Fort Wayne, the Phoenix women got an even scoring effort in its 70-59 win over IPFW. Hailey Oskey scored 13 points in the win, but Lyndsey Robson, Cassie Schiltz, and Caitlyn Hibner all scored at least nine points in supporting roles. A 10-0 run in the second quarter gave the Phoenix the space needed to hold onto their sixth win of the New Year.

 

In Detroit, the Phoenix men saw its three-point halftime lead slip away as it lost to Detroit-Mercy 68-65. Three Phoenix players reached double-figures, led by 16 points from newcomer Emmanuel Ansong. The first half was marked by a long run by each team as the Phoenix went on a 15-2 run only to see the Titans answer with a 13-2 run of their own. The game was back and forth in the second half, but the Titans were able to take the lead for good with four minutes remaining. The Titans were able to turn away a last-second three-point attempt from the Phoenix to secure the sweep. 

Gamblers swept by Lumberjacks

The Green Bay Gamblers gave up three goals in two separate periods to lose 6-4 to the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Saturday night.

 

Alex Nordstrom got the scoring going within the first minute for the Gamblers for his eighth goal of the season before the Lumberjacks scored the next two goals over the next eight minutes. That included Alex Gagne's goal that came just five seconds after Nordstrom's. The Gamblers scored the next two goals with Jesse Tucker scoring his third of the season and Camden Thiesing registering his eighth tally of the year. Cameron Berg scored a goal in the final minute for the Lumberjacks to end the busy period with the game tied at three.

 

After a scoreless second period, Camden Thiesing gave the Gamblers a 4-3 lead with his second goal of the game before the Lumberjacks scored three straight goals. The game-winning goal came at the 17-minute mark when Jacob Guevin scored his third goal of the season to make the score 5-4. After scoring his second goal at the 13-minute mark, Berg got the hat trick on an empty netter to end the game. 

 

Aaron Randazzo made 36 saves in the defeat.

High school basketball round-up: Spartans, Storm girls win

A limited slate of games highlighted the local high school basketball scene on Saturday.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls' basketball led by one at the half and clamped down on defense to beat Little Chute 45-27 Saturday.

 

The Kewaunee girls' basketball team stayed perfect and dealt Southern Door its first blemish on its conference slate with a 55-37 win.

 

The Sevastopol girls' basketball team rebounded from its heartbreaking defeat on Thursday to beat NEW Lutheran 50-42.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball team topped the Peshtigo Bulldogs 63-58.

Packers top Rams to clinch championship berth

The road to the Super Bowl will go through Lambeau Field after the Green Bay Packers topped the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 Saturday evening.

 

After the Packers and Rams traded field goals in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers engineered three scoring drives in the second quarter. He led two consecutive touchdown drives to open the second quarter, one on a 1-yard pass to Davante Adams and another using his feet to help the Packers to a 16-3 lead. The Rams would score on a Jared Goff touchdown pass to Van Jefferson, but the Packers were able to get a field goal as time expired to take a 19-10 lead into the locker room.  The Packers' Aaron Jones and the Rams' Cam Akers would trade touchdown runs in the third quarter before Rodgers' 58-yard strike to Allen Lazard put the game on ice in front of a crowd of just under 9,000 fans.

 

The Packers will now wait to see if the New Orleans Saints or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that make the trip to Lambeau Field next Sunday.

 

Picture courtesy of Zach Meier

High school basketball round-up: Southern Door, Gibraltar post big victories

A winning streak continued and a losing one was snapped Friday night in local boys' high school basketball action.

 

Southern Door stayed perfect in the Packerland Conference with its 67-48 victory over Algoma.

 

Gibraltar snapped its three-game losing skid in almost palindromic fashion, beating Sevastopol 94-69.

 

Luxemburg-Casco saw their own losing streak continue with a 63-46 loss to Wrightstown.

 

In Saturday game action, Sturgeon Bay boys' basketball makes up its game against Peshtigo on the road at 6:30 p.m. and for the girls Sevastopol hosts NEW Lutheran and Kewaunee travels to Southern Door.

Bucks edge Mavericks

The Milwaukee Bucks won their fourth consecutive game Friday night nipping the Dallas Mavericks 112-109.  Khris Middleton hit two huge three-pointers in the final minutes to help the Bucks recapture the lead after Dallas took a 105-103 advantage with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter.  Middleton scored eight straight to carry the Bucks down the stretch.  Mavericks' Luka Doncic missed a desperation three-quarter court shot as time expired that would have tied the game.  

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 31 despite only going 1-10 from the free-three line.  Middleton finished with 25 and Jrue Holiday added 16 as the Bucks (9-4) will now have a couple of days off before facing the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.   

Lumberjacks axe Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers scored in the first two minutes but could not find the back in the net again in their 4-1 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks Friday night.

 

Kyler Grundy opened the game with his third goal of the season for the Gamblers, but the Lumberjacks would respond just five minutes after with Dylan Wendt's fifth goal of the season. The eventual winning goal came in the second period when Cameron Berg scored the unassisted goal to put the Lumberjacks up 2-1. Rhett Pitlick and Philip Tresca capped off the evening with two more goals in the third.

 

Gamblers goalie Matt Davis stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced in the loss. The two teams faceoff again at 6:10 p.m. Saturday.

Packers-Rams NFC Divisional Playoff Preview

The Green Bay Packers are hoping to treat some 6,000 season ticket holders and fans returning to Lambeau Field for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon to an NFC Divisional game victory against the Los Angeles Rams. 

 

The Packers (13-3) earned a bye and the conference’s home-field advantage.  The Rams (11-7) upset the Seattle Seahawks last weekend in a Super Wildcard Playoff game. 


Aaron Rodgers, who led the NFL with 48 touchdown passes this season, will be facing a Ram defense that was ranked number one in the league.  Ram defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who left the playoff game last week with a rib cartilage injury, is expected to play.  


The Rams will start quarterback Jared Goff, plagued by a fractured thumb on his throwing hand. 
Goff has had an up-and-down year and replaced John Wolford last week, who suffered a stinger and ruled out for this game.  


The Packer defense will look to control running back Cam Akers, who tallied 176 yards in total offense last week against the Seahawks.  The improving Packer defense has given up over 100 yards in rushing in 11 of the 18 games this season.


The kickoff of the game is set for 3:35 pm at Lambeau Field.  

Boys' basketball roundup: Sturgeon Bay topples Algoma

Sturgeon Bay opened the weekend of boys' basketball action with a win on Thursday over Algoma.

 

Spencer Hubbard scored 19 points in the Clippers' 78-52 win over the Wolves on the road.

 

Algoma is back at it Friday night when they play at Southern Door, Gibraltar hosts Sevastopol, and Kewaunee plays at home against Peshtigo. Those games tip-off at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hits the road for a 7 p.m. tip against Wrightstown.

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door wins thriller

Southern Door won a thriller and Kewaunee County teams split their games in girls' basketball action on Thursday night.

 

Allianna Baxter hit a buzzer-beater in the paint to lead the Eagles past Sevastopol.

 

Luxemburg-Casco kept it close but ended up to losing to Oconto Falls 55-41.

 

Algoma escaped Sturgeon Bay with a 41-29 victory over the Clippers.

Wrestling recap: Luxemburg-Casco sweeps quad

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team did not give up many points in its quadrangular meet Thursday night.

 

The Spartans beat Oconto Falls 57-6, Southern Door 67-6, and Peshtigo 66-16. The Eagles lost to Oconto Falls 48-30 but beat Peshtigo 60-15 to remain undefeated in the Packerland Conference.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol was able to secure a match in Oostburg.

 

Kewaunee wrestled at Bonduel and also faced Oconto. They defeated the Blue Devils 54-16 and the Bears 31-30. 

 

Picture provided by Kevin Slezewski

Gamblers travel to Muskegon for weekend set

After having them in town last weekend, the Green Bay Gamblers will return the favor when they travel to Michigan to face the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

 

The Gamblers went 1-0-1 against the Lumberjacks last weekend, dropping the opener in a shootout 5-4 before winning on Saturday 4-2. Head coach Pat Mikesch says it was important to rebound from the loss as they did.

Friday night will mark the debut of the Gamblers' newest addition in Owen Murray, somebody Mikesch believes will fit in very well on the roster.

The puck drops both nights at 6:10 p.m.

Boys' basketball preview: Algoma hosts Sturgeon Bay Thursday

The Algoma Wolves boys' basketball team is looking for its first win of the season when the Sturgeon Bay Clippers come to town on Thursday.

 

The Wolves are coming off a team shutdown that saw a few of its games get postponed over the last week, including its previously scheduled game with the Clippers on Monday. In their last game, Carter Zimmerman scored 14 points and Kaden Vardon added 13 in a 70-47 loss to conference-leading Southern Door on December 22nd.

 

The Clippers has also seen a number of its games get canceled or postponed in recent days, including a matchup against NEW Lutheran on Tuesday. Anthony Jennerjohn leads the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game, but it was Jack Schmelzer's 21 points that helped the Clippers get their first win last week against Sevastopol.

 

Tip is set for 6 p.m.

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