Packers legend Bart Starr dies at 85

The Green Bay Packers announced on Sunday morning that Packers legend Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, AL. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. 


The former quarterback played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971 and won five NFL championships. He is maybe most-known for scoring the game-winning touchdown in the "Ice Bowl" on December 31, 1967, to win the NFL Championship over the Dallas Cowboys.


Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Maddie Prokash named Packerland Conference Player of the Year

Algoma's Maddie Prokash had a dominant year in the circle for the Wolves. She has earned the Packerland Conference Player of the Year for softball. Prokash threw seven shutouts and helped lead the Wolves to be co-conference champions. Algoma won the regional championship on Thursday shutting out Roncalli 3-0 and will take on Mishicot on the road in the sectionals on Tuesday at 5 PM. 

Trevor Reinhardt named Packerland Conference Baseball Player of the Year

Gibraltar's Trevor Reinhardt had a great season on the mound and at the plate for the Vikings.  This has earned him Packerland Conference Player of the Year. He was named to the Packerland All-Conference First Team as a pitcher and also finished second in the league in batting average at .467.


Reinhardt's Vikings will try to continue their season on Tuesday in the regional final at Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

Bucks playoff run ends after blowing big lead

The Milwaukee Bucks special season is over after losing game 6 and the series to the Raptors on Saturday night. After finishing the regular season with the best record in the NBA and winning 10 of their first 11 playoff games, the Bucks ended the Eastern Conference Finals on a four-game losing streak. It looked like the Bucks would advance after grabbing a 15-point lead with 2:18 left in the third quarter. The Raptors proceeded to go on a 26-3 run and held on in the final minutes to advance to play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The final score was 100-94. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 21 points but he struggled to get into the paint all night. Kawai Leonard again was stellar for Toronto scoring 27 points, grabbing 17 rebounds, while picking up 4 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks.


Up next for the Bucks will be the NBA Draft on June 20th where they will have the 30th pick in the first round. They also have a number of key free agents including Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez.

Brewers lose second straight to Phillies

The Phillies have not been kind guests to Milwaukee in their three-game series. Christian Yelich and company have dropped the first two games of the series after losing on Saturday 7-2. Milwaukee's bats could not solve Jake Arrieta who worked eight innings only allowing two runs. Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin struggled allowing 4 runs in 5 innings. Brewers pitching allowed four home runs on the day. It was 4-2 heading to the ninth inning but the Phillies got a two-run homer Rhys Hoskins and a solo shot from J.T. Realmuto to put the game out of reach. The bright spot for the Brewers offensively was Mike Moustakas hitting his 13th home run of the season.


Milwaukee will try to salvage the series by taking game three on Sunday. Brandon Woodruff is on the mound for the Brewers against Zach Eflin for the Phillies. First pitch is at 1:10 PM.

Sturgeon Bay Baseball Championship Attire Now Available Online

The Sturgeon Bay baseball program is proud to announce engaging the services of RBS Activewear to create a clothing line to commemorate a 3rd consecutive Packerland Conference baseball championship. This apparel celebrates the accomplishments of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Clipper baseball teams. All items are available for purchase by going to the following site:
This online store will remain open through Sunday, June 2nd.

Luxemburg-Casco soccer falls in final regular season game

Luxemburg-Casco girls soccer played their final regular season game on Friday at Freedom. It was a tough matchup for the Spartans and they fell 4-0. Up next for L-C is the playoffs which begin on Thursday against a familiar opponent. They'll travel to conference foe Fox Valley Lutheran for a 5 PM kickoff. FVL won the only matchup between the two teams this season winning 2-0 at Luxemburg-Casco on May 16th.

Brewers can't hold early lead against Phillies

The Brewers led 4-2 after the third inning at Miller Park on Friday against the Phillies. Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich both hit home runs to help gain the lead. The Phillies would answer with single runs in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th innings. Milwaukee couldn't add any more runs and Philadelphia took the game 6-4.


The two teams will meet again in Milwaukee on Saturday at 3:10 PM. Jhoulys Chacin will pitch for the Brewers against Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.

Safety first when starting our kayak/kayak fishing season

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the country.  And, with over 300 miles of shoreline on Green Bay and Lake Michigan, a kayaker’s nirvana to enjoy paddling, and, for the anglers, outstanding fishing.

It’s been a cool spring, with water temperatures in many locations as cold as 50 degrees, so, when you take to the water in your kayak take precautions.  Be sure to wear your PFD, put your phone in a plastic waterproof bag, wear proper clothing in case you tip, and, be sure to tell someone where you’re launching and will be kayaking.  Also, be aware of the weather conditions.  In Door County, the wind can shift quickly making conditions dangerous.  With the big water and quick weather changes, I stay close to shore.  

Now that I’ve touched on some important safety tips, it’s time to get on the water and enjoy kayaking.  Top to bottom, there are no bad places to paddle your kayak or kayak fish in Door County, you are surrounded by beauty everywhere.  And, there are dozens of kayak and boat launches throughout the county, with many roads that dead-end at the water’s edge where you can launch, just be sure to park your vehicle off the road.

For you anglers, and especially us smallmouth bass anglers, the water will be warming, with smallies heading to the shallows to spawn.  You should have good luck from Little Sturgeon Bay all the way to Gills Rock, as well as several spots on the lakeside.  As always, I hope you catch, take a nice picture and release that smallie.  Or, as the Wisconsin Smallmouth Alliance signs say, “Free the Fighter”.  Also, please don’t try to catch smallies that are guarding a bed.  

If you are new to kayaking, there are several kayak outfitters in the county who would be happy to guide you.  And, I am always happy to answer your questions.  Just email me at  



Track Round-Up: Sevastopol girls take 4th in Princeton Sectional

Dozens of local athletes can start packing their bags for LaCrosse next weekend after qualifying for the state meet Thursday.


The Sevastopol girls team finished the best in their sectional out of the seven local schools competing, finishing fourth in a crowded Princeton field thanks to top 3 finishes from the 4 x 800 meter relay, Olivia Stenzel, and Laci Lautenbach. 


Below are the number of state qualifiers (by event) for each school, with full results available at


Sevastopol: 3 girls, 1 boy

Algoma: 3 girls, 1 boy

Gibraltar: 4 girls, 2 boys

Luxemburg-Casco: 4 boys

Kewaunee: 2 boys


Soccer round-up: Late Jandu goal gives Vikineers tie with Clippers

Two county rivals ended things in a tie and Kewaunee came up just short in local soccer action Thursday.


Sturgeon Bay's Anna Fischer and Allison Hobbs were matched by Sevastopol/Gibraltar's Chilena Cuellar and Reetika Jandu as that game ended in a 2-2 tie.


Kewaunee made NEW Lutheran's goalie work with 12 shots on goal, but came up empty handed in the 1-0 loss.


Full recaps of these games can be found online at

Bucks drop game fiveĀ 

The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors 105-99 on Thursday night. It was a pivotal home game for the Bucks in which the ball didn’t quite bounce their way. They now must win games six and seven to get out of the series. 


Giannis led the way with 24 points in the game. He had a tough time driving to the paint at any point with Toronto collapsing their whole defense on him. Kawhi Leonard had a monster game for Toronto scoring 35 points and hitting a couple of clutch threes down the stretch. 


The series will now head to Toronto for game six. Milwaukee will need to win the final two games in order to advance to the finals. Tip-off will be at 7:30 on Saturday from Toronto. 

Baseball round-up: Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol advance after Thursday games

Four local teams will play again next Tuesday after winning opening round games in the WIAA Baseball playoffs.


No score was reported in Gibraltar's matchup against a team of alums after Gresham forfeited their game against the Vikings earlier this week.


Kewaunee had to hold off a furious rally from Southern Door to keep their season alive with a 6-5 victory.


Luxemburg-Casco saw their season come to a heartbreaking end with a 6-5 loss to Denmark.


Sturgeon Bay's Jake Schneider struck out 13 in its 9-0 win over Algoma.


Sevastopol rode a five-run first inning to cruise to a 10-6 victory over Bowler. 


You can find full recaps of these games at

Softball round-up: Algoma, Kewaunee, Southern Door win regional titles

There was plenty of hardware from the WIAA Softball Regional Tournament finding homes in the Door peninsula Thursday after three local teams won championships Thursday.


It took until the top of the ninth inning before the Kewaunee Storm could break a 2-2 tie with three runs before holding off Chilton 5-4.


Southern Door, Kewaunee's next opponent, had to wait a little bit too as they beat Valders 3-2 in eight innings.


Algoma did not have to sweat in its Division 4 regional final beating Roncalli 3-0 behind the arm of Maddie Prokash.


Luxemburg-Casco was held down by Seymour pitching as they were shutout 7-0.


Full game recaps are available at

Brewers out slug Reds 11-9

The Reds raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning against the Brewers Wednesday, but Milwaukee battled back. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-9 on Wednesday afternoon. Zach Davies started on the bump and got roughed up. He allowed six earned runs in three innings of work. Junior Guerra would eventually come in to pick up the win in relief. 


The bats finally came alive again in this one. Mike Moustakas had three hits on the day with one being a solo shot in the third inning. Keston Hiura also recorded his first homer inside Miller Park when he launched a solo shot of his own in the second inning. Josh Hader would come in to pick up his 12th save of the season. 


Milwaukee will now have another day of rest Thursday before beginning a series with the Phillies on Friday. Chase Anderson will take the mound for the Brewers Friday. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10. 

Luxemburg-Casco soccer postpones, others play on

Area soccer teams are coming to the end of their season with just a couple matches remaining before playoffs begin next week.


Luxemburg-Casco was originally supposed to play Thursday afternoon against Freedom in a make-up contest from April. That game will now be played tomorrow.


Packerland Conference matchups include Sevastopol/Gibraltar hosting Sturgeon Bay at 6 p.m. and Kewaunee playing on the road against Green Bay NEW Lutheran at 4:30 p.m.

State on the line for track athletes

A trip to LaCrosse hangs in the balance Thursday afternoon when dozens of local athletes head to two sectional sites for a chance to qualify for the state meet.


Athletes from Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco, Southern Door, and regional champion Kewaunee will head to Freedom for its sectional meet. Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol athletes will hope to punch their ticket to state at Princeton High School.


The top four in each event at the sectional meets qualify for state, but an athlete can also make it if they post one of the top 8 scores in the state on Thursday.

Four teams vie for softball regional titles

Kewaunee, Algoma, Southern Door, and Luxemburg-Casco all have opportunities to win some extra hardware Thursday when they battle for WIAA Softball Regional championships.


In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road to face Seymour in a 4:30 p.m. game.


In Division 3, Kewaunee travels to Chilton and Southern Door hosts Valders in a pair of 4:30 p.m. matchups. Algoma will have to wait until 5 p.m. to play its game at home against Roncalli.



Gibraltar advances before baseball playoffs get underway

Before a single pitch is even thrown in this year's WIAA Baseball Playoffs, Gibraltar has already punched its ticket to the second round.


Officials from Gresham High Schools alerted Gibraltar athletic director Peggy Tanck earlier this week that they would be forfeiting Thursday's game. The Vikings will now keep a close eye on the NEW Lutheran/Lena-St. Thomas Academy matchup to learn where they will be playing next week.


Other WIAA playoff matchups scheduled for Thursday include Kewaunee heading to Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay hosting Algoma, Sevastopol traveling to Bowler, and Luxemburg-Casco playing at Denmark. 



Check out this week's Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week: Sturgeon Bay baseball's Trent Ehlers.

Brewers shutout by Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night. Gio Gonzalez started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a tough go at it. He would allow three earned runs all in the first inning. From there he would settle in throwing four straight scoreless innings. It was an uphill battle at that point. 


The bats were nowhere to be found in this game. Lorenzo Cain had two hits in the game but never made it around to score. Keston Hiura had two hits of his own in his Miller Park debut but the team was never able to generate any runs. 


The two teams will now run it back for game two of the series. Zach Davies will take his turn in the rotation for Milwaukee. He will square off against Luis Castillo of the Reds. First pitch will be thrown out at 12:10.

Algoma and Southern Door advance in softball

Algoma and Southern Door came away with victories on Tuesday in WIAA Regional Semi-final action.


Maddie Prokash threw a gem on Tuesday for Algoma Wolves Varsity, allowing zero runs and besting Hilbert/Stockbridge by a score of 5-0.  See the complete story here.


The Southern Door Eagles softball routed Omro 13-1 in five innings.  See the complete story here.




Raptors even the series at 2-2 with Bucks

A 120-102 Raptors win over the Bucks Tuesday night sends the Eastern Conference Finals back to Milwaukee with the series tied at two games apiece. Despite 30 points from Khris Middleton and 25 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks struggled mightily. 


A 65% performance from the free throw line was an Achilles heel for Milwaukee but not the only reason they lost game four. The Bucks committed 12 untimely turnovers and never found their rhythm. The biggest area of discrepancy was bench scoring. Toronto's three-man rotation off the bench outscored Milwaukee's bench 48-23.


Game five of the Eastern Conference Finals will tip-off from Fiserv Forum Thursday night at 7:30 PM.

Bellin Run Elites Headline One-of-a-Kind Coaches' Event

Area track and cross-country coaches can learn from elite runners and legends of the sport during the first-ever Bellin Run Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, June 8 at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Tapping into the iconic 10K’s most accomplished runners just hours after they cross the finish line, the clinic will include Olympians and Olympic trials qualifiers who will share their secrets of coaching success.
“This event allows us to bring together some of the greatest minds — and feet — in running to share their experience and expertise on a variety of timely and relevant topics,” said Bellin Health running expert Nate Vandervest. “We’ve assembled an incredible panel and we think this will be an invaluable afternoon for the coaches who attend.”
The Coaches’ Clinic will be keynoted by four-time Olympian and past New York Marathon, Boston Marathon and Bellin Run Champion Meb Keflezighi. Recently retired from competitive running, Keflezighi continues to be one of the sport’s best-known and well-respected names. He’s become a Bellin Run crowd favorite known for staying at the finish line to congratulate runners long after his race is over.
The event’s breakout sessions also will feature some of running’s biggest names, past and present:
Coaching Mental Stamina — 2016 Olympic marathoner Jared Ward
Fueling a Runner’s Body — Four-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2017 Bellin Run champ Kaitlin Gregg Goodman
Training Cycles for the High School Runner — Two-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2018 Bellin Run champ Brendan Gregg
Panel discussion with running legend “Boston Billy” Rodgers and all runners
The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, 1970 S. Ridge Road. Cost is $50 per participant and registration is required by Friday, May 24. For information and to register, visit 


Opening Night for Sturgeon Bay Boys Little League

It was a busy first night of Sturgeon Bay Boys Little League. The fields at Sunset Park were packed and the sound of aluminum bats and parents cheering filled the cool air. Door County Co-Op won a 4-3 game against Lawn & Landscape. Chase Haberli was the winning pitcher. Haberli struck out seven and allowed only one earned run in the victory. He exited the pitcher's mound with a 4-1 lead. Aaron Bley struck out eight in relief. Caden Pierre belted a home run, Eli Bell had a single and an RBI, Michael Wautlet singled and added two RBI and Aaron Bley singled in the game for the Co-Op. Drew Daoust had two home runs and a double and kept Lawn & Landscape in the game single-handedly. 



The Kiwanis brought some hot sticks to the diamond last night. They topped the Redroom 10-3. Noah Moll, Lauden Berga and Bryce Plzak combined for the win on the hill. Lauden Berg had a two RBI double.


Nicolet Bank eased past the Lions 14-6. Braden LaRoche had the Lions only RBI. Reid Kackmarynki and J. Valley had two hits each in the win. F. DeYoung struck out five in the loss. T. Neinas had five runs batted in on three for Nicolet Bank. I. Baudhuin had three hits with two RBI. V. DeKeyser struck out six in relief. Neinas was the winning pitcher. He struck out seven.


Track recap: Kewaunee wins regionals, dozens qualify for sectionals

While dozens of local athletes have at least one more meet this season, the Kewaunee boys track team put an extra exclamation point on it by winning the Division 2 regional title at Wrightstown Tuesday.


The Storm had thirteen athletes on the boys team qualify for Thursday's sectional meet, nine doing so in two or more events. Luxemburg-Casco fell just five points short of claiming the boys title as its own with Sturgeon Bay coming in sixth and Southern Door in seventh. On the girls side, Luxemburg-Casco was top local team in the regional coming in third place, followed by Sturgeon Bay (4th), Kewaunee (6th) and Southern Door (7th). 


In the Division 3 regional held at Algoma, the Wolves boys and the Sevastopol girls where the area's top performing teams. 


Dozens of athletes from all seven competing schools qualified for Thursday's sectional meets. You can find their full results online at

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