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Packers & Bears to kickoff NFL's 100th season

The NFL's 100th Season will kick off with a classic rivalry as the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, September 5 at 7:20 PM on NBC. This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular-season and post-season games.

 

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will raise their championship banner on NBC Sunday Night Football in Week 1 at 7:20 PM on Sunday, September 8. Their opponent will be announced when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

 

The announcement was made by Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media, at the League's Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

 

Both the 2019 Kickoff game between the Bears and Packers and Sunday Night Football will be broadcast by NBC.

Kewaunee storms the diamonds

The fields must be drier on the other side of the Door County line as Kewaunee baseball and softball each have games scheduled this afternoon.

 

The girls' softball team heads to Chilton to make up a game from last week, while the boys stay back to host Hilbert in baseball. Both games are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. first pitches.

 

The Storm softball team is coming off a 10-7 season and fourth in the Packerland Conference. Oddly enough their last game of 2018 was against Chilton, a 10-8 loss in the WIAA Regional. The baseball team is coming off a third-place Packerland finish and a 10-9 record. Along with Algoma, they were surprised in their regional matchup against Gibraltar to end their 2018 campaign in a 13-1 defeat.

Girls take turn on Oshkosh track

A week after the boys, the girls get their chance to showcase their skills at the small school indoor track meet at UW-Oshkosh Tuesday afternoon.

 

Algoma, Luxemburg-Casco, and Southern Door will make the trip for the meet, which begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Wolves and the Eagles will have their boys' team in action as well as they travel to Oconto Falls for a meet beginning at 4 p.m. to face the host squad, Coleman, Crivitz, and Peshtigo.




Spartans soccer kick off season

The Luxemburg-Casco girls soccer team hope to hit the ground running this season when it kicks off tonight in Manitowoc.

 

Its match against Manitowoc Lincoln High School at Ron Rubick Municipal Field will be the Spartans first since falling to Northeastern Conference champion Wrightstown in last year's WIAA Regional. A key to improving on their 2-7-2 is starting stronger in the first half where they were outscored 17-1. The Spartans narrowed the gap in the second half, only be outscored by a 7-4 margin.

 

Tonight's game begins at 5 p.m. 

Brewers pick up "la victoire" against Blue Jays

For the first time in 15 years, the Milwaukee Brewers won in Montreal.

 

The Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Olympic Stadium, home of the defunct Montreal Expos. Mike Moustakas singled in Billy McKinney in the first inning to get the Brewers on the board, only to see the lead slip away in the second with a pair of RBI singles. Yasmani Grandal and Travis Shaw homered in consecutive innings to give the Brewers a 6-2 lead in the fifth inning. The Blue Jays would narrow the lead to 6-5 before Orlando Arcia, Ben Gamel, and Hernan Perez put the game out of reach in the top of the eighth.

 

The two teams meet again in Montreal tonight as a part of the annual series Toronto plays in Montreal to showcase it as a future MLB home. 

Spring season juggling on the horizon

The life of an athletic director is about to get more complicated this week as more spring sports seasons are set to begin their outdoor competition schedule in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Track teams still have some meets left indoors, but girls’ soccer, softball, and baseball all have games this week on fields that are either waterlogged or still have snow on them. Much like last year when two April snowstorms cut the baseball and softball seasons to just a handful of conference games and playoffs, Gibraltar athletic director Peggy Tanck says scheduling games this year should be interesting.

Looking at the week ahead, Algoma and Sturgeon Bay softball teams have had their Thursday games already rescheduled for April dates. Luxemburg-Casco soccer still has their Tuesday night match in Manitowoc scheduled to take place.




Bucks throttle Cavs at Fiserv Forum

The Milwaukee Bucks extended their lead over the Raptors as the top team in the Eastern Conference Sunday at Fiserv Forum A 127-105 win over the Cavaliers game Milwaukee a four-game lead over Toronto with eight games left to play in the regular season.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 26 points and added 10 rebounds and seven assists. Equally impressive contributions came from the rest of the team as well with six Bucks players scoring double digits. 

 

Brook Lopez scored 14 points in the win including four threes. That effort made him the all-time leader in NBA history for threes in a year by a center. Lopez has now made 176 on the season.

 

Buck point/forward Marques Johnson had his number retired by the Bucks on Sunday as well. The team made #8 the first jersey raised to the rafters in the new Fiserv Forum. 

 

Houston comes to town Tuesday night for a 7:00 PM tip-off between the top two MVP candidates (Giannis and Harden).

Brewers nip Diamondbacks

With many of the regulars spending Sunday afternoon back in Maryvale, the Milwaukee Brewers kicked off the final week of spring training with a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

After the Diamondbacks scored one run in the third inning, the Brewers would score three unanswered in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to give me a lead they would not give up. Troy Stokes, Mario Feliciano, Trent Grisham collected the RBI for the Brewers before the Diamondbacks scored one more run in the eighth to make it close, but not put them over the edge.

 

Many of the Brewers players headed north of the border to play the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, which begins at 7:05 p.m. 

 

 

Green Bay to host home CIT game

For the first time in school history, both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams can say they hosted a non-conference, postseason home game in the same year.

 

The Phoenix found on Sunday they will host a second-round game in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Tuesday night against Florida International University on campus at the Kress Center. It comes after the Phoenix won their second postseason game in the past decade against East Tennessee State University 102-94 last week. The Panthers play a similar style to the Phoenix and earned their spot in the second round of the CIT with a win last week over North Texas State. 

 

Tip-off at the Kress Center Tuesday night is slated for 7 p.m.




Brewers split a pair on Saturday

As Spring Training winds down for the Brewers they picked up a split in their two games on Saturday. Milwaukee traveled to the Spring Training home of the Rangers and took care of business 7-3. Burch Smith started the game on the mound and faced the minimum in three innings. Ben Gamel chipped in with a two-run homer. 

 

The other half of the team was not as successful in their game against Kansas City. It started off well as Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw each hit two-run homers. Unfortunately, Marcus Diplan came in in relief and allowed four earned runs. The Royals ended up winning 6-4. 

 

The Brewers have one game left in Arizona against the Diamondbacks which will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:10 PM. They then will travel to Montreal to play the Toronto Blue Jays for two exhibition games on Monday and Tuesday nights. Opening day is Thursday afternoon when the Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 PM. 

Gibraltar and Kewaunee girls track teams in action on Friday

Both the Gibraltar and Kewaunee girls track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Manitowoc Pam Kjono Indoor Meet at Lincoln High School. Both schools had some top performers in the event. You can find the stories to both schools performances at the meet at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. The links are below.

 

Gibraltar

Kewaunee

Bucks trounce the Heat

The Bucks used the middle two quarters to blow out the Miami Heat on Friday night at home. The final score was 116-87 and the Bucks outscored the Heat 61-37 in the second and third quarter combined. Milwaukee was happy to have Giannis Antetokuonmpo back from an injured ankle. He had missed he previous two games. The "Greek Freak" poured in 27 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Khris Middleton also came close to a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. The Bucks are an NBA-best 54-19 on the season. They will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a Sunday matinee at home, tip-off at 3:30 PM. 




Brewers get comeback victory over the Reds

The Brewers scored six unanswered runs against Cincinnati on Friday to beat the Reds 6-4. Cincinnati scored all four of their runs in the first two innings and were shutout the rest of the way. The Brewers were led by Lucas Erceg who went 2-3 at the plate with his third home run of the spring. Zach Davies was able to settle down after a rough start and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 shutout innings. 

 

The Brewers will travel to the Rangers Spring Training home on Saturday afternoon, first pitch at 2:05 PM.

Second half struggle knocks Wisconsin out

The state of Wisconsin went 0-2 in the 2019 Men's NCAA Tournament. The Wisconsin Badgers followed Marquette's path and lost a matchup as five seed against a 12. The Oregon Ducks knocked off Wisconsin 72-54 as they built their lead entirely in the second half. The game was tied at halftime but the Ducks dominated after the teams came back from the locker room. Oregon was led by Payton Pritchard who scored 19 points and had 8 assists. Wisconsin got 12 points apiece from Ethan Happ and Khalil Iverson. 

 

The only hope for the state of Wisconsin in terms of a long tournament run comes from the Marquette women's team. They actually won their 5/12 matchup beating Rice 58-54 in overtime. The Golden Eagles rallied from down nine points with under three minutes left in regulation. Natisha Hiedeman scored 13 points to lead Marquette. They will take on number four seed Texas A&M on Sunday in Chicago. 

Club Volleyball on the rise in Door County

The Badger Regionals were held last weekend at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Locally, two Door County Volleyball Club teams participated The girls played extremely well. The 16’s finished second in the bronze division and the 18's team made it to G18 Badger Gold Bracket and took first place. Door County Club teams are combined with girls from five area schools.


One Wisconsin Door County 18's Volleyball Club claimed the Badger Regional Gold Bracket Championship. They went (6–0) and only lost one set all weekend, They won 12 sets and only lost one over the weekend of March 16-17 in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Center.

 


Front Row: left to right Mya Ploor (Sevastopol H.S.) Carissa Bartels (Southern Door H.S.) Madelyn Jeanquart (Sturgeon Bay H.S.) Lauren Alger (Sturgeon Bay H.S.) Agne Zukauskaite (Gibraltar H.S.) Back Row Left to Right Hannah Wessel (Algoma H.S.) Abigail Robinson (Algoma H.S.) Hanna Wiese (Algoma H.S.) Stephanie Bemmann (Sevastopol H.S.) Bella Bunda (Gibraltar H.S.) Rebekah Andreae (Sevastopol H.S.) and Coach Ann Ploor

Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco top local teams at indoor meets

Kewaunee took second in their invitational in Wausau while Luxemburg-Casco took seventh in Manitowoc in indoor track action Thursday night.

 

The Storm scored 144 points in the six-team invitational held at Wausau West High School, buoyed by four individual event championships: Tanor Bortolini in the shot put, Nick Baumgartner in pole vault and the 55 meter hurdles, and the 4 x 750 meter team. 

 

The Spartans registered 41 points among 16 scoring teams. Gibraltar was held scoreless in the meet. 

 

For a complete look at all the results for Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, and Gibraltar, visit DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. 

 

Kewaunee captures second place in Wausau West invite


Spartans take seventh in Manitowoc Earl Hebert indoor track meet

 

Gibraltar track has strong showing in Manitowoc

Marquette falls, Wisconsin plays next in NCAAs

The Marquette Golden Eagles struggled to keep up with potential NBA lottery pick Ja Morant in an 83-64 loss to the Murray State Racers Thursday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles' Markus Howard put on an offensive show of his own, scoring 26 points in the afternoon contest held in Hartford, Connecticut. Sam Hauser would add in 16 points of his own, but only three other Golden Eagles players would score, none more than eight points. Morant showed his NBA talent, registering only the eighth triple-double ever in the NCAA Tournament with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 16 assists.

 

With the Golden Eagles losing, the Wisconsin Badgers represent the state's only hope for NCAA Tournament magic. They are involved in another intriguing #5/#12 matchup at 3:30 p.m. as they play the Oregon Ducks in San Jose, California. 

Phoenix falter at home in WNIT

The Green Bay Phoenix saw a 13-point advantage disappear in the fourth quarter as the Kent State Golden Flashes escaped the Kress Center Thursday night with a 64-59 win in the first round of the Women's NIT. The Phoenix carried an eight-point advantage in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but the Golden Flashes' Megan Carter hit a three to give Kent State a lead they would not give up. Laken James scored 11 points and Jen Wellnitz added nine points in their senior farewell to the home crowd. The bad luck in the WNIT continues for the Phoenix as their losing streak in the postseason tournament now stands at five games.

LAT/Emergency responder meet and greet

To better care for our athletes and the community, local Athletic Trainers and members of the Door County Emergency Response teams and their families are getting to know each other just a little bit better. In the case of an emergency, it is beneficial to know those responding, as familiarity can help alleviate some of the fears and anxieties the person having the emergency might be feeling. 

 

The Door County Medical Center's Licensed Athletic Trainers are hosting a Meet and Greet with local Emergency Response teams and their families on March 27th, 6:30pm, at Sonny's Pizzeria in Sturgeon Bay.

Shorthanded Bucks lose to Cavaliers

A Giannis-less Bucks team struggled against one of the basement dwellers of the NBA Wednesday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers topped Milwaukee 107-102. It marked the second straight night the Bucks played without MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The All-Star is nursing knee and foot injuries.

 

The Bucks only had eight healthy players for the late-season game in Cleveland. Milwaukee was led by Khris Middleton's 26 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 24 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Brook Lopez chipped in 19 points in the loss.

 

Fiserv Forum will be home for the Bucks' next four games including a Friday night tilt with the Miami Heat and a rematch with the Cavaliers on Sunday at 3:30 PM. Milwaukee's lead in the East is down to two games over the Raptors.

Local teams hit the track

While Kewaunee's first softball game was canceled due to the field conditions, the area's high school track teams will head out on the road for meets on Thursday. Gibraltar and Luxemburg-Casco will join 14 other schools for an invitational at Manitowoc Lutheran High School beginning at 4 p.m. Kewaunee will have to drive a little farther to their meet as they meet four other squads at Wausau West this afternoon at 4:15. For more in-depth coverage of Kewaunee and Gibraltar's track team, visit DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

 

Kewaunee adjusting to tighter entry limits
Gibraltar track boasts youth

 

According to the Packerland Conference website, the Storm's softball game has been rescheduled for March 26th. 

 

 

Phoenix advance in CIT

The Green Bay Phoenix registered their first postseason win since 2010 with a 102-94 win over East Tennessee State University Buccaneers Wednesday night in the CollegeInsider.

 

Sandy Cohen led the way for the Phoenix with 29 points in the roller coaster of the game that saw an 18 point lead turn into a nine-point deficit before going on a 21-4 run to close the game. JayQuan McCloud, Cody Schwartz, Josh McNair, and ShanQuan Hemphill also scored in double figures on the evening. It was the fourth time this season the Phoenix broke the century mark in a game. 

 

Unlike other tournaments, there is no set bracket for the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The second round tournament opponent for the Phoenix will be named at a later time.  

 

 

Sevastopol Football championship ring ceremony

The Sevastopol eight-man state championship football finally got their final piece of hardware Wednesday in a special ring ceremony in the high school gymnasium. A special school assembly was called as the football team was introduced and Coach Ron Frank handed out the state championship rings to each player on the team. 

 

 

The state championship rings were partially paid for by a special donation by the Jandu Family of Jandu Petroleum. To watch the ceremony click on the link below:

 

https://www.facebook.com/DoorCountyDailyNews/videos/494362510968275/?t=0

 

Photos by: Lindsay de Young

Bucks beat Lakers while stars sit

No Giannis Antetokounmpo. No LeBron James. The Bucks Vs. Lakers game Tuesday night certainly did not live up to the hype. Two of the top players in the NBA were expected to go toe-to-toe. Instead, fans paid a premium dollar and saw Milwaukee beat L.A. 115-101 without Giannis and LeBron suiting up.

 

The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton's 30 points. Brook Lopez added 28 in the Milwaukee win.

Brewers offense falters against Rangers

Pitching wasn't the issue for the Brewers in their 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Milwaukee only scored two runs both in the sixth inning. Nate Orf scored on an error and then Jesus Aguilar continued his hot spring with a double to drive in Lucas Ercig. But that was it as the Brewers could only muster five hits on the afternoon. The Rangers Willy Calhoun drove in all three runs with a two-run single in the second and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Milwaukee's bullpen pitched very well only allowing one run while striking out seven in five innings of work. The Brewers will take on the Padres at San Diego's Spring Training home Wednesday with the first pitch coming at 3:10 PM. 

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