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Boys' basketball preview: Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay battle on 103.3 The Clipper

The student broadcast of a Door County rivalry matchup highlights the Thursday slate of boys' basketball games.

 

Brady Tooley and Reece Robillard will have the call beginning at 7:15 p.m. on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com when Sturgeon Bay travels to Southern Door for a 7:30 p.m. tip.

 

Sevastopol will stick around Institute to host Peshtigo for a 7:30 p.m. match-up.

 

In NEC action, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road to face Two Rivers for a 7::15 p.m. start.

College basketball recap: Wisconsin wins, Marquette loses

It was a night of mixed results for the state's two major Division 1 programs Wednesday night.

 

The Wisconsin Badgers avenged an earlier season loss to Maryland by winning 61-55. The Badgers almost saw two big leads slip away, but they can thank Micah Potter for getting them back out front. The senior registered finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win. 

 

Marquette was not as lucky in its road loss to Providence by the score of 72-63. The Golden Eagles erased a seven-point halftime deficit to force overtime but were outscored 13-4 in the extra period. Koby McEwen scored 13 points while DJ Carton and Justin Lewis each scored 12 points in the loss.

 

The Golden Eagles will now have off until Tuesday when they return to Milwaukee to host Butler. The Badgers will continue their road trip on Saturday when they face Penn State. Green Bay's men's' team heads to Cleveland State for a Friday/Saturday set while the women will face IUPUI at the Kress Center. 


Packers keep busy in offseason

The lack of Super Bowl preparations this week is not stopping the Green Bay Packers' front office from staying busy.

 

Head coach Matt LaFleur has been hosting player and coach exit interviews this week. One of those interviews has reportedly led to the dismissal of special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga. The unit has improved since LaFleur hired him two years ago, but Mennenga was unable to vault them out of the bottom third in the league. There have been no reports about the future of defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

 

Since Monday, the Packers have signed 16 free agents, most of which were on the team's practice squad. Those players include WR ?Reggie Begelton?, LB Tipa Galeai, LB De'Jon Harris, G Zack Johnson, TE Isaac Nauta, DL Willington Previlon, DL Anthony Rush, CB Stanford Samuels, RB Mike Weber, RB Dexter Williams, P Ryan Winslow. C ?Jake Hanson? , K ?JJ Molson?, CB ?KeiVarae Russell, DL ?Delontae Scott? , and WR ?Juwann Winfree?.

Bucks and Raptors battle in Florida

The Milwaukee Bucks will look for back-to-back victories Wednesday night as they play the Toronto Raptors in Tampa, Florida.  The Bucks (10-6) are coming off a 129-115 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.  Toronto (7-10) is currently tied for tenth in the Eastern Conference and is looking to get back into the playoff picture.   The opening tip is set for 6:30 pm from Amalie Arena. 

Boys Basketball Preview: Three area games on the docket

The Packerland Conference will have four area boys' basketball teams battle in two key matchups on Tuesday night. 

 

The Algoma Wolves will travel to Fish Creek to take on the Gibraltar Vikings starting at 7:30 pm.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will hit the road to play the Kewaunee Storm with game time set for 7:30 pm.

 

In North Eastern Conference action, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host the Marinette Marines on WBDK 96.7 FM and streamed on NewRadioSportsNetwork.com.   starting at 6:45 pm with the pregame.  You can read more about the game here.  

 

Girls' basketball round-up: Kewaunee, Southern Door rolls

Kewaunee and Southern Door kept pace with each other in area girls' basketball action on Monday.

 

The Storm had four players reach double figures as they blew past Algoma 69-19.

 

The Eagles scored a 58-51 come-from-behind victory against Oconto.

 

Sturgeon Bay could not get its first Packerland victory, falling to NEW Lutheran 43-28.

 

Sevastopol was nipped by the Bulldogs 48-45.

 

Luxemburg-Casco fell to Waupaca 63-38.

 

Girls' basketball action for Tuesday includes the Spartans heading to Seymour, the Clippers looking for revenge against NEW Lutheran at home, and the Eagles flying to Peshtigo. A previously scheduled game between Gibraltar and Brillion has been canceled.  

Cactus League mayors asking MLB to hold off on spring training

If the mayors of eight Arizona cities have their way, the Milwaukee Brewers and other MLB teams that call the Cactus League home for the spring will not start the season on time.

 

KPNX-TV in Phoenix reported Monday that the mayors of Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Surprise, Goodyear, and Peoria, the city managers of Tempe and Phoenix, and the Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community President sent a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred to delay the start of the spring training season because of rising COVID-19 infection rates in Arizona. The communities have worked with MLB to institute other safety protocols such as pod seating, social distancing, and contactless payment before it welcomes back fans for the first time since the pandemic hit the desert in March. 

 

In response to the letter, both the league and its players' association remained committed to starting spring training. That means the Brewers could take the field for game action as soon as a month from Wednesday when they host the Oakland A's at American Family Fields of Phoenix and travel to Camelback Ranch to face the Chicago White Sox.

DC United takes second in conference meet

The DCU boys swim team competed in their conference meet on Saturday at Plymouth and swam to a 2nd place finish behind the host team.

 

Individual results were excellent for all the boys swimming. The team of Race Kasten, Drew Rass, Connor Thompson, and Jacob Norton took second in the 200 Medley Relay with a season-best time of 1:43.71.

Further results

200 free Ethan Almstadt 3rd and James Pollock 6th

200 IM Luke Bousley 1st and Connor Thompson 2nd

50 Free Jacob Norton 2nd, Drew Rass 5th, Race Kasten 8th, and Cole Rass 19th

100 Butterfly Connor Thompson 5th and James Pollock 6th

100 Free Luke Bousley 2nd and Ethan Almstadt 5th and Ezra Linnan 15th

500 Free Brandon Neubauer 8th

100 Backstroke Race Kasten 1st and Cole Albertson 7th

100 Breaststroke Jacob Norton 1st and Drew Rass 2nd

400 Free Relay Luke Bousley, Ethan Almstadt, James Pollock, and Connor Thompson took 2nd with a season-best time of 3:31.8

The highlight of the meet came in 200 Free Relay when Luke Bousley, Ethan Almstadt, Drew Rass, and Jacob Norton took 1st place and set a new EWC Conference record.

 

The DC United Swim team travels to Ashwaubenon this weekend for the WIAA Subsectional meet.

 

Picture courtesy of Sturgeon Bay School District

Bucks snap losing streak

The Milwaukee Bucks were able to snap a rare losing streak Sunday night as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-115.

 

The Bucks dropped consecutive games to the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers before having their Friday night contest against the Washington Wizards get postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo came up just two assists shy of a triple-double, registering 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Bucks in all three statistical categories. Bobby Portis added 21 points and Khris Middleton chipped in 19 for the Bucks. De'Andre Hunter and John Collins each had at least 30 points for the Hawks, but only had nine eligible players available to play due to injuries.

 

The Bucks will head to Tampa Bay next to face the Toronto Raptors.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Dance Team captures awards

The Sturgeon Bay Dance Team turned Green Bay into their own personal Titletown on Saturday.

 

The team competed at the Titletown National Championship at the KI Convention Center on Saturday, capturing first place awards in the Poms and Hip-Hop categories. The competition featured dozens of groups and solo dancers from across the state. 

 

Photo and videos courtesy of Sturgeon Bay High School Booster Club

 

Girls' basketball preview: Local teams jockey for playoff seeding

There is still a week of games left in the regular season for the area's girls' basketball teams to play heading into the start of the state series.

 

In the NEC, Luxemburg-Casco stays at home to play Waupaca for a 7 p.m. tip.

 

Packerland Action on Monday includes Sevastopol traveling to Peshtigo, Southern Door making the trip to Oconto, Kewaunee hosting Algoma, and Sturgeon Bay visiting NEW Lutheran. Those games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Packers fall short to Bucs in NFC title game

The Green Bay Packers will have to wait one more year to fully realize their Super Bowl dreams after falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Bucs got the lone score of the first quarter when Tom Brady found Mike Evans behind Kevin King for a 15-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0.

 

The Packers would tie it up in the second quarter when Aaron Rodgers found a streaking Marquez Valdez-Scantling for a 50-yard score. After Leonard Fournette scored from 20 yards out, the Packers could only muster a field goal before the Bucs scored one last touchdown on a deep pass to Scott Miller to give them a 21-10 at the half. 

 

The Bucs would make 28-10 after they turned an Aaron Jones turnover into a Cameron Brate touchdown to put the Packers in a hole they would ultimately not dig themselves out of. The Packers would stage a comeback after that with touchdown passes to Robert Tonyan and Davante Adams to make it a five-point game in the fourth quarter.  Two fourth-quarter interceptions turned into punts mere players later as the two teams traded field goals in the final period to allow the Bucs to become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium and Brady to have a 10th berth into The Big Game.

 

It was the fourth straight loss in the NFC Championship for the Packers, including each of the past two seasons. The Packers have also lost their last two NFC championship games at Lambeau Field.

Packers host Bucs in NFC Championship game Sunday

The Green Bay Packers could clinch their second Super Bowl berth in 11 years when they take the field against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.

 

The Bucs took round one earlier this season when they scored 38 unanswered points after being down 10-0 early to beat the Packers. Aaron Rodgers called the game an anomaly, a comment backed up by a rare pick-six interception and some of the worst numbers he had all season long. Of the five interceptions he threw this season, two of them were in that game. The Packers had rare off days since, including last week's win over the Los Angeles Rams. 

 

The Bucs clinched their spot in the NFC title game with consecutive road playoff wins over the Washington Football Team and the New Orleans Saints. Tom Brady is playing in his 14th title game with the previous 13 in the AFC as a member of the New England Patriots.

 

Kick-off is set for 2:40 p.m.

Basketball recap: Southern Door sweeps action

Southern Door basketball fans had plenty to smile about as the region got to see plenty of good action on Saturday.

 

In boys' basketball action, the Eagles toppled Sevastopol 64-42 and Algoma fell to Peshtigo 66-37.

 

Girls' basketball action featured the Eagles beating Crivitz 47-31 and Sturgeon Bay losing to Peshtigo 78-37.

 

College basketball action saw the Green Bay Phoenix women lose to Cleveland State 60-48 to have their seven-game winning streak snapped, the Phoenix men completed their sweep of IPFW with an 87-72  victory, the Wisconsin Badgers lost to Ohio State 74-62, and the Marquette Golden Eagles lost to DePaul 68-61.  

Wrestling recap: Southern Door wins Packerland Crown

A hard-fought dual between Kewaunee and Southern Door was the lone bright spot for the pair of teams at Saturday's quadrangular meet at Denmark.

 

The Eagles topped the Storm 42-40 to capture the Packerland Conference Crown in exciting fashion. The Storm would drop the other two matches against Denmark (46-27) and Brillion (60-23). The Eagles did not fair much better, losing to Denmark 52-15 and Brillion 54-21.

Gamblers shoot down Jets

After an explosive first period, the rest of the game was a formality in the Green Bay Gamblers' 8-3 win over the Janesville Jets.

 

The Gamblers scored five goals in the first period with Kyler Grundy scoring two goals and Ryan Greene, Jesse Tucker, and Dylan Abbott registering their own tallies. The Gamblers would go on to score one more goal in the second period and two more in the third. The Jets, who filled in for the Dubuque Fighting Saints because of COVID issues, registered goals in each period.

Boys Basketball Preview: Three games on weekend slate

The Saturday slate of area high school boys basketball games includes a full day on the hardwoods in the Packerland Conference.

 

The Algoma Wolves host the Peshtigo Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm in a game that was originally scheduled to be played on January 5.  

 

The undefeated Southern Door Eagles will travel to Sevastopol and take on the Pioneers at 7 pm.  The game was originally scheduled to be played on December 17.  

 

In the North Eastern Conference, Luxemburg-Casco will look to bounce back from a 62-60 loss on Friday night to Fox Valley Lutheran with a non-conference game against Seymour.  The Spartans face the Thunder at 3 pm in Seymour.  

 

Wrestling preview; Southern Door, and Kewaunee battle for conference crown

Amid a quadrangular meet in Denmark, the Packerland Conference crown will once again come down to Kewaunee and Southern Door.

 

The two teams have cruised to the Packerland title match based on not just quality wrestlers but also the sheer size of their programs. Both teams also boast a trio of state-ranked wrestlers. Kewaunee and Southern Door will face each other first before facing host Denmark and Brillion later in the morning. The first matches start at 10 a.m.

 

Next weekend is the start of regionals and the road to each division's respective state tournament. Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will head to Two Rivers while Southern Door and Kewaunee will battle at Mishicot.

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door posts second straight win

Southern Door continued their winning ways and Algoma's offense was stifled Friday night in local high school girls' basketball action.

 

The Eagles soared to a second straight win as they defeated Sturgeon Bay on the road 67-34.

 

Algoma could only muster 12 points a half in its 52-24 loss to Peshtigo.

 

Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door will both play again on Saturday as the Clippers host Peshtigo at 1:30 p.m. and the Eagles fly to Crivitz for a 3:15 game.

Gamblers crash Jets

The Green Bay Gamblers snapped a two-game losing streak Friday night with a 2-1 win over the Janesville Jets.

 

The Gamblers' original opponent, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, were forced to bow out before the weekend slate due to COVID-19 protocols. Enter the Janesville Jets, who currently lead the Midwest Division standings in the North American Hockey League, a level below the Gamblers' United States Hockey League.

 

Jake Schmaltz got the Gamblers on the scoreboard first with a goal in the opening period to give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead that would last until almost midway through the third period. That is when Cam VanSickle pushed in the rebound off of Jets goalie Riley Sims to make it 2-0. The Jets would get one past goalie Matt Davis with the extra attacker in the final two minutes, but ran out of time to force the extra period.

 

The Gamblers will host the Jets one more time on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers look to get back on track on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope a homestand against the Dubuque Fighting Saints helps snap them back into the win column beginning Friday night.

 

For the first time all season long, the Gamblers left the rink without collecting a single point in a two-game set. After securing three points against the Lumberjacks the previous weekend when they were the host, the Gamblers lost in Muskegon by scores of 4-1 and 6-4. Head coach Pat Mikesch says he cannot wait to see how they bounce back.

The Fighting Saints come into the weekend winning four of their last six games and playing some of their best hockey of the season. Mikesch says it was a change in the net that started their resurgence.

Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights with Tobin Meyer anchoring the call on 104.1 WRLU and streaming worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

You can listen to our entire interview under the Podcasts tab at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

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