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Sevastopol football downed in weekend matchup

Being the lone area team to play a football game this Saturday, Sevastopol had a tough showing against Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas, losing 45-6. Lena/STA had just an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, but the doors were blown open in the second frame, when the Pioneers were outscored 22-0. Sevastopol was down 30-0 at halftime. 

 

In the third quarter, the deficit increased to 45-0 before Sevastopol finally got on the board in the fourth quarter. Emmett Tomaszewski scored the single touchdown for the Pioneers, on a 3-yard run. 

 

The loss drops the Pioneers record to 1-4 overall this season and their next game will be on Friday at home against Gillett. 

Brewers hang on to beat Mets on Bob Uecker Day

The Milwaukee Brewers inched closer to clinching an NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday. The win also came on a special day, as the Brewers honored longtime radio broadcaster Bob Uecker, who’s 87 years old, and has spent 50 years in the booth. 

 

In the bottom of the third inning, Eduardo Escobar hit a line drive single to left field that scored Willy Adames and Avisail Garcia and put the Brewers up 2-0. The next half-inning, the Mets scored a run to tighten the lead but no scoring occurred after that from either team. Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes had nine strikeouts through seven innings, and earned the win on the mound.

 

The Mets and Brewers square off again on Sunday. The game will begin at 1:10 PM in Milwaukee. The Brewers are 93-62 so far this season and can clinch an NL Central Division victory with a win. 

Packers back on primetime football on Sunday

The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco will renew their rivalry that’s had a good run in recent years on Sunday night. Unlike last year’s meeting, San Francisco will be much closer to full strength. The Packers won the 2020 matchup by a 34-17 final score. The teams most notable matchups in recent years came in 2019, when Green Bay and San Francisco topped the NFC standings. San Francisco throttled Green Bay 37-8 in the regular season and 37-20 in the NFC Championship game. 

 

Sunday’s game comes with an interesting backstory on the sidelines, as Packers head coach Matt Lafleur goes back with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. The two were on staff together in Houston, Washington, and Atlanta.

 

The Packers will be without star pass rusher Za’Darius Smith for the second week in a row, and on Saturday they placed tight end Dominique Daffney on injured reserve, and he’ll officially be out for at least three weeks. Perhaps the biggest loss for the Packers will be the absence of offensive line utility weapon, Elgton Jenkins. He’s listed as out for Sunday night’s matchup as he’s been filling in for David Bakhtiari for the beginning part of the season as Bakhtiari recovers from a torn ACL. It has not been determined who will be the starter at left tackle for Green Bay, but they’ll have their hands full with all-star pass rusher Nick Bosa. 

 

The Packers are 1-1 so far this season, and the 49ers are 2-0. Sunday’s game will begin at 7:20 PM. 


Abysmal offensive performance puts damper on Badgers game at Soldier Field

The Wisconsin Badgers defense did what they could to keep the football team in the game against Notre Dame on Saturday, but the offense couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain in the 41-13 loss. The contest was played on a neutral site, at Soldier Field in Chicago, which is the home of the Chicago Bears. 

 

Wisconsin led after one quarter, 3-0. Notre Dame climbed on top, 10-3, which ended up being the halftime score. In the third quarter, Wisconsin tied it back up on a touchdown pass from Graham Mertz to Kendric Pryor. The Badgers scored on a field goal in the fourth quarter to take a 13-10 lead, and then it all went downhill for Wisconsin

 

Notre Dame outscored Wisconsin 31-0 after Wisconsin’s fourth quarter field goal, including two interceptions returned for a touchdown in the final minutes. Badgers signal caller Graham Mertz had a disastrous performance, going 18 for 41 with 240 yards, a touchdown, and four interceptions. The Badgers are now 1-2 on the season and their next opponent will be the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday at Camp Randall. That game will be “Barry Alvarez Day,” and will honor the former athletic director and head football coach. 

 

In other area college football, the St. Norbert College Green Knights were stopped in their tracks against the Lakeland University Muskies on the road, 40-8. The Green Knights will play against Benedictine at home on Hall of Fame Day. 

 

(Photo from UW Athletics) 

New week to start new chapter in Bucks organization

The Milwaukee Bucks G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, will enter a new era at the start of the week as they named Chaisson Alle the head coach at the start of the weekend. Alle will be the third head coach in the franchises history, and he comes to the Herd from his previous tenure as an assistant coach with the Long Island Nets, also of the G-League. It will be Alle’s second run with the Herd, as he was a Herd assistant during the 2019-2020 season. 

 

Alle replaces Chase Buford, who was the head coach in the 19-20 season, when the Herd finished with a league best record, 33-10. After the Herd didn’t participate in a 20-21 season due to the pandemic, Buford left in June to coach the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League.

Badgers football taking part in special contest

When you typically watch your favorite football team play at Soldier Field, it’s a game between Green Bay and Chicago, but this Saturday the field will be taken over by the college ranks as the University of Wisconsin takes on Notre Dame. The Badgers come into the game ranked number 18 in the nation, and last played on September 11th when they beat Eastern Michigan. Notre Dame is 2-0, and ranked number 12 in the nation. Kickoff for the game is at 11:00 PM. 

Gamblers split in Pittsburgh

The Green Bay Gamblers continued their preparations for the upcoming regular season this weekend when they played two games in Pittsburgh’s UPMC Rink. The Gamblers won their first game against the Waterloo Blackhawks on Thursday, 5-2. Damien Carfagna scored two goals in the win over Waterloo. Green Bay also came back in the game from being down 2-1. The Gamblers fell to the Des Moines Buccaneers on Friday, 6-2. Green Bay opens their regular season at home in the Resch Center against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on October 2nd. 

 

(Photo by Cormac McInnis)

Brewers back on winning track with victory over the Mets

Milwaukee was able to end its five-game losing streak with a 5-1 home win over the New York Mets on Friday. The score was 1-1 after the first inning, which included a solo home run from Kolten Wong. Milwaukee tacked on three runs in the third inning with a home run by Willy Adames that brought home Wong for his second run of the game. Christian Yelich also hit a homer to make the score 4-1. Yelich got his second run of the game when Avisail Garcia hit a sac fly. 

 

Milwaukee is now 92-62 with a seven-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. Milwaukee will take on New York again on Saturday, starting at 6:10 PM.

Door County United continues dominance; ready for weekend invite

No one has beaten the Door County United girls swim team yet after they beat New London this week by a 117 to 53 score. DC United had Friday off after Thursday’s win over New London, and now DC United will participate in Saturday’s Plymouth Invitational at Plymouth High School. 

 

For DCU on Thursday, first-place finishers included Christy Braun, Julia Michalski, Cassie Rankin, Phoebe Bissen, Caitlyn Hasenjager, and Danica Neville. Also with a heavy contribution to the varsity team was Brooke Strege, who topped her season-high and scored 8 points in individual events. The DCU Junior Varsity team won 58-39 over New London as well.

Clippers blow past Kiel on 96.7 WBDK

A match-up between the conference's top two teams turned into a blow-out in the first half as Sturgeon Bay toppled Kiel on Thursday.

 

Spencer Hubbard helped set up the first goal with an assist to Gigstead five minutes in before Robert Alas knocked in his first of two tallies in the ninth minute. Ben Luders made it 3-0 in the 12th minute before the Raiders were able to get one past the goalkeeper. Alas got his second goal more than 20 minutes later to give the Clippers a three-goal lead heading into the break. 

 

Fernandez would score two goals between the 54th and 57th minutes before Alex Reeths finished the scoring for the Clippers with a score in the 67th minute. Puchalla would score the Raiders' second goal in the 75th minute to cap off the scoring.

 

The Clippers' next game is Friday night in Wrightstown. Next game on WBDK will be on Monday in DePere at 6:30 p.m.  Pregame will begin at 6 p.m.

Area football teams looking to get wins at midway point

As the time comes for high school football fans to start thinking about the season standings and playoff positioning a little more, area action is guaranteed this Friday night.

 

Gibraltar will look to get their rhythm when they play Gillett on 105.1 The Goat. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts Marinette on 96.7 WBDK.

 

Southern Door has Clintonville at home on 104.1 WRLU 

 

Kewaunee welcomes Bonduel to their place. 

 

Sturgeon Bay hosts Thorp. 

 

Algoma will be at home to play Oneida Nation/Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

Brewers throttled by Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers were thumped by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, marking their fourth straight loss. The Brewers only runs came on an RBI single from Luis Urias that scored Omar Narvaez and a home run by Avisail Garcia. The Brewers are now 91-61 on the season and they take on St. Louis again on Thursday. First pitch for Thursday is at 1:10 PM. 

 

Six local cross country teams to race at Mishicot

The colors of several local cross country teams will be found Thursday afternoon as they zip around the course at Mishicot.

 

Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, and Kewaunee are all scheduled to run at the invitational. Other teams competing on Thursday include West De Pere, Seymour, Brillion, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Chilton, Coleman, De Pere, Fox Valley Lutheran, Hilbert, Kiel, Little Chute, Manitowoc Lutheran, New Holstein, Oconto Falls, Ozaukee, Random Lake, Roncalli, Sheboygan Lutheran, Two Rivers, Oconto, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Bay Port, Oneida Nation, NEWCHAA, Reedsville, Denmark, and Wrightstown.

 

The Kewaunee boys and Luxemburg-Casco girls teams were the top area squads at the 2019 meet, which was the last time the local schools competed at the event.

 

The first varsity high school race is expected to begin at 4:15 p.m. with the boys followed by the girls at 4:50 p.m. 

Brewers bats kept quiet in loss to Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers were only able to muster a run in their 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Milwaukee gave up a run in the top of the first inning and then a run in the eighth to go down 2-0. In the bottom half of the eighth, Willy Adames hit a sac fly that scored Jackie Bradley, and trimmed the deficit to 2-1. That was as close as the Brewers would get as their record is now 91-60 this season. Milwaukee’s next game is at 6:40 PM. 

Door County United's week off to fast start

Door County United’s girls swim team’s success continued on this week with they beat Wittenberg Birnamwood by a 129 to 33 score. 13 swimmers gave contributions to those 129 points, with Christy Braun and Julia Michalski scoring 12 each. Following them were Sanya Wienke, Cassie Rankin, Danica Neville, and Phoebe Bissen with 10 each. The swim team also honored their seniors at the meet, Phoebe Bissen, Gaby Moreno, and Rori Krueger. The next meet for DC United will be on Thursday against New London. 

Jones recovers memorable piece on a memorable night

After having a career game with four touchdowns, Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was missing just one piece when he left the field on Monday night. After the 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions where Jones had 115 total yards and four scores, he confirmed that a medallion worn around his neck during the game containing ashes from his father was lost in the endzone after one of his touchdowns. 

 

Jones told reporters after the game that he knows his father, who passed away in April, is happy because if it was to be lost anywhere, the endzone would be the place to lose it. Jones confirmed by Tuesday morning that Packers trainer, Bryan Engel found the memorial piece at 1:45 AM on Tuesday morning. Jones added through his Twitter account that he’s forever grateful for the trainer’s effort. 

Packers find defense in second half, coast past Lions

The Green Bay Packers shut out the Detroit Lions in the second half while scoring three touchdowns of their own to win on Monday Night Football 35-17.

 

Things got out to a rocky start when Kevin King got beat on a deep ball to set up a five-yard touchdown pass to Quintez Cephus from Jared Goff to make it 7-0. The Packers would answer right back with Aaron Rodgers finding Aaron Jones for the first of his four touchdown passes to tie the game. The two teams would trade touchdowns in the second quarter before the Lions hit a field goal with just seconds remaining to make it 17-14 at the break.

 

The defense clamped down in the second half, allowing no points and 145 yards while turning over the Lions twice. The Packers' offense on the other hand scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half, kicking off things with a 22-yard pass to Robert Tonyan. Aaron Jones caught his third touchdown pass of the game and added another one on the ground to cap off the scoring for the Packers early in the fourth quarter.

 

Aaron Rodgers looked like his old self as he completed 22 passes out of his 27 for 255 yards and four scores. 

 

The Packers are back in action in prime time next week, this time a Sunday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

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