Sports Archives for 2016-10

Packers Cut Running Back

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By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers released running back Knile Davis Monday. Per the release, "The transaction was announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson."

The transaction leaves Don Jackson as the only healthy running back on the active roster. Ty Montgomery was out Sunday with illness. James Starks is still out after meniscus surgery. Eddie Lacy had ankle surgery last week. A move to replace Knile Davis on the active roster will likely come this week before the Packers play the Colts Sunday afternoon.

Two Packers In Sturgeon Bay Tonight For Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

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By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers will give Door County kids a little treat tonight when quarterback Brett Hundley and running back Don Jackson come to town as the guests on tonight's Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Airing live on 104.1 FM WRLU the weekly sports talk show will feature a pair of Packers at the Jim Olson Motors GM/Chevy store this evening between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. It is free to attend and players sign autographs, pose for pictures and answer studio audience questions during the show.

The "Youth Sports Teams of the Week" are Luxemburg-Casco Cross-Country and Sturgeon Bay Soccer. They will be featured between 5:30 and 6:00 PM tonight.

Packers Fall To Falcons By One Point

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By Nick Freimuth




Losing is tough. Losing by one point (33-32) despite playing without a handful of starters on the road in the NFL hurts even more. Sunday's loss to Atlanta was another case study in the "next man up" theory Green Bay has been forced to specialize in this season.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 246 yard,  four touchdowns, and rushed for 60 yards in a shootout against the Falcons. Davante Adams was Rodgers' number one target hauling in 12 receptions for 74 yards in the loss. Jordy Nelson, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis and Geronimo Allison each caught a touchdown.

The loss drops the Packers to (4-3) on the season. The division leading, one-loss Vikings play the Chicago Bears this evening on Monday Night Football. Green Bay will next host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 3:25 PM.

Sevastopol Wins Jamboree Contest 24-22 Over Northwood/Solon Springs On WBDK 96.7

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By Tim Kowols




The Sevastopol Pioneers broke their postseason victory drought with a 24-22 win over the Northwood/Solon Springs Evergreens in a game heard on 96.7 WBDK.

After a scoreless first quarter. Sevastopol struck first with a 4-yard catch by Jeremy Jorns. The Evergreens' Hunter Phillips matched Jorns with a catch of his own before half time. A penalty gave the Evergreens a second chance at a kick off return and Hunter Almer took it 70 yards for the lead. Jorns added his second score of the game on a pass from Hunter Ebel to tilt the scales back for the Pioneers.

After the Evergreens scored their third touchdown on the day on a run by Elijah Volz, big plays Jake Welsing and Max Krohn set up a 29 yard score to Blake Sargent to give the Pioneers the thrilling victory.

The Pioneers finish the season 7-3 in coach Ron Frank's first season back on the Sevastopol sidelines in a postseason game in six years.

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Pioneers Set For Second Jamboree Appearance On 96.7 WBDK This Afternoon

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By Tim Kowols




The 6-3 Sevastopol Pioneers battle the 7-2 Northwood/Solon Springs Evergreens this afternoon from Steihm Stadium outside of Wausau on 96.7 WBDK in the 2016 WIAA Jamboree. This marks the second in as many years the Pioneers have qualified for annual 8-man football post season slate of games, falling last year to Siren 28-22. It's been a couple weeks since Sevastopol last played, falling to Wisconsin Heights 44-26 after the Vanguards rattled off 22 straight points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. It's been even longer for the Evergreens, who haven't won an actual game since September 16 and have only played 2 games in 6 weeks, registering forfeits against Birchwood and New Auburn.

 

the Wisconsin Sports Network released their finalists for offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year. Sevastopol Hunter Ebel cracked the list for offensive player of the year. Ebel threw for 608 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 448 yards and three scores and even collected 113 yards on three receptions and a touchdown as a receiver. He also registered three touchdowns as a kick returner and collected five interceptions on defense.

 

Brandon Enroth and Tim Kowols will have the call, beginning with the Welsing's Foodland pregame show starting at 12:30 p.m. and kickoff at 1 p.m. or at the conclusion of the Siren/N.E.W. Lutheran football game.

Eagles Stellar Season Comes To End With 10-7 Loss To Winnebago Lutheran On WRKU

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By Nate Alberts




The Southern Door Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs Friday night with a 10-7 loss to Winnebago Lutheran.


The Vikings scored first in the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal and led 3-0 at the break.


In the third, the Vikings scored on a 4-yard run by quarterback Eric Schmitz making the score 10-0.


The two score lead vanished on the Eagle's next play as they connected on a 90-yard pass from Nick LeCaptain to Derik LeCaptain.


After getting an interception on defense Southern Door had their chances but would go three-and-out and then throw an interception on the games final drive.


Nick LeCaptain finished with 196 total yards and a score. Derik LeCaptain finished with 124 total yards and a score. Derik and Tory Jandrin each recorded interceptions.


Winnebago Lutheran moves on to play top-seed Amherst.


Spartans Crush West De Pere 28-7 In Division 3 Level 2 Playoffs

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By Paul Schmitt




The#2 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans defeated the #3 seeded West De Pere Phantoms 28-7 Friday night in a WIAA Division 3 Level 2 playoff game in Luxemburg.  The undefeated Spartans fell behind 7-0 in the first minute of the game on a 74-yard touchdown run by Phantom running back Austin Beaumier.  The Spartans bounced back on an electrifying 67-yard run by Jon Deprey with 6:38 left in the first quarter to tie the game.  Then L-C took the lead for good on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Deprey to Mitchell Ronsman with 7:43 left in the second quarter.

Deprey and Kyle Routhieaux ran for additional scores in the second half to secure the win for the Spartans.  Deprey ran for 212 yards on 23 carries and on defense, four Spartans recorded double digit tackles with Dalton Smerchek leading the way with twelve.

Luxemburg-Casco (11-0) will now travel to #1 seeded Notre Dame for a level 3 playoff next week after the Tritons shutout Antigo 35-0.  Next Friday night's game can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30 with the pregame show and kickoff at 7:00pm.

 

 

Eagles Host Similar Foe Vikings In Level 2 Playoffs

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By Nate Alberts




The Southern Door Eagles return home once again for a playoff game. After beating Kewaunee in Level 1 Southern Door now hosts Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

The Vikings (#3) come in after knocking out Valders (#6) a week ago. They feature a "veer" style offense and are a heavily run first team. On the year, like the Eagles, the Vikings offense has put up over 2,200 yards on the ground and over 20 touchdowns.


Tonight's game will also feature two similar quarterbacks. Eagles' Nick Lecaptain and Vikings' Eric Schmitz are both atop their respected teams running and both can sling it pretty well too.


The winner of tonight will either play top-seed Amherst or #4 seed Spencer/Columbus.


Game time is set for 7:00 PM. Pregame with Head Coach Pat McCarty is at 6:30 PM.

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Season Ends In Sectionals Thursday Night

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By Nick Freimuth




WRLU 104.1 FM called an exciting sectional semi-final soccer match in Fon du Lac last night between the Sturgeon Bay Clippers and Winnebago Lutheran Viking. The defending state champion Clippers fell 3-1 to the number one ranked team in the state in what Coach Todd Maas said was a really hard fought game by both teams.

 

Sturgeon Bay's lone goal was assisted by Jaden Stevenson and scored by Nick Greenlaw and tied the game at 1-1 midway through the first half. The Vikings tacked on two second half goals to seal the game. The Clippers fail to make the state tournament for just the second time in six seasons.

 

To listen back to the game that was streamed worldwide to places like the Philippines, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Minnesota click on the high school sports game audio link on our home page later today. The aforementioned locations were interacting live during the broadcast Thursday night with the play-by play tandem of Peter Kerwin and Nick Freimuth.

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Packers Look To Improve On Good Start To The Season

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By Green Bay Packers




Green Bay has registered four or more wins in the first six games of the season for the fourth consecutive year (4-2, 6-0, 4-2, 4-2) and the seventh time overall under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (6-0 in 2011, 4-2 in 2009 and 5-1 in 2007). The Packers have a record of .500 or better through six games for the 10th consecutive season. u Under McCarthy, Green Bay has compiled a 44-22 record in the first six games of the season. Dating back to 2006, the Packers' .667 winning percentage in the first six games of the season is No. 3 in the NFL behind New England (52-14, .788) and Denver (46-20, .697), according to profootball-reference.com.

 

Dating back to 2006, the Packers (30-10, .750) hold the second-best winning percentage in the month of October behind the New England Patriots (38-7, .844). Green Bay has won 15 of the last 17 games it has played in the month of October. The Packers last lost a road game in the month of October in 2014 (New Orleans).

 

Green Bay will play four of its next five games on the road, including three road games in a row for the first time since 2012. Next week, the Packers return to Lambeau Field to play the Indianapolis Colts. It will be the Colts' first trip to Green Bay since 2008.

Spartans Host West De Pere In Division III Level 2 Football Playoffs On WBDK

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By Paul Schmitt




The#2 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans (10-0) will host the #3 seeded West De Pere Phantoms (9-1) Friday night in a WIAA Division 3 Level 2 playoff game that will be broadcasted on WBDK 96.7FM.  The undefeated Spartans, champions of the North Eastern Conference, beat the Seymour Thunder 28-8 last week while West De Pere dominated Waupaca 35-0.  The Phantoms only loss of the year was to Menasha 42-21 in week eight.  Friday night's game can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30 with the pregame show and kickoff at 7:00pm.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Soccer In Sectional Semi-Final Tonight On 104.1 FM WRLU

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By Nick Freimuth




The defending state champion Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team will take on Winnebago Lutheran tonight in a WIAA Division 4 sectional semi-final. The Clippers and Vikings will play at the Fon du Lac Sports Complex live on 104.1 FM WRLU and streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com under the "Listen on Demand" link.

Pre-game coverage with Coach Todd Maas begins at 6:30 PM with opening tap at 7:00 PM. Peter Kerwin will join me, Nick Freimuth, as color commentator and Clippers Soccer alum Eric Natwick will join us as well.

The Vikings are the #2 seed and co-champions of the Fly Way Conference. They start 10 seniors and lost to Sturgeon Bay in the sectional finals last year 3-1.

Green Bay Vs. Atlanta Historically A Close Game

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By Green Bay Packers




Eight of the last nine regular-season match-ups between Green Bay and Atlanta have been decided by eight points or less, including six by four or fewer points. Sunday's match-up is expected to be more of the same. It is America's "Game of the week" on Fox with kickoff at 3:25 PM.

 

The two teams last met in 2014, a 43-37 Green Bay victory at Lambeau Field. The 43 points scored by the Packers were the second most they scored against the Falcons in the regular-season series (56 in 1966). Green Bay last played at the Georgia Dome in 2011, winning 25-14.

 

Sunday will mark the Packers' sixth consecutive game against an NFC opponent. The Packers have won three of their last four games.

Packers Sign Center Jacob Flores

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By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers signed center Jacob Flores to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Flores, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound rookie out of Dartmouth, spent the offseason and training camp with the Packers after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in May. In college, he started every game over his final three years, spending his sophomore and junior seasons at left tackle and his senior season at center. He was named first-team All-Ivy League and to the All-New England Team (comprised of FBS and FCS players) as a senior. Flores will wear No. 57 for the Packers.

Packers & Falcons Expects To Be A Shootout

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By Green Bay Packers




The (4-2) Green Bay Packers will take on the (4-3) Atlanta Falcons Sunday at the Georgia Dome in the first road game in six weeks. Green Bay last played an away game in Week 2 at Minnesota. Game time is set for 3:25 PM.

Dating back to 2006, the Packers rank No. 3 in the NFL with a road winning percentage of .561 (46-36). Including the postseason, Green Bay has won four consecutive games against the Falcons, including two in Atlanta. The Packers are 17-13 overall against the Falcons, including a 2-1 record in the postseason.

The first injury report of the week is expected out this afternoon and rumor has it that this may be the longest report the Green Bay Packers have ever released.

Packers Sign Defensive Back Baxter

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By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers signed corner back Keith Baxter to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Baxter, a 5-foot-11, 191-pound rookie out of Marshall, originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 6, but was released on Aug. 1. In college, he appeared in 42 games, recording 66 tackles, 14 passes defensed, two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. Baxter will wear No. 31 for the Packers.

Luxemburg-Casco Girls Cross-Country State Bound

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By Nick Freimuth




It is a big week at Luxemburg-Casco High School. The Football team is preparing for Level 2 of the high school playoffs and the girls cross-country team is logging their final miles in preparation of the WIAA Division 2 State Meet.

The Spartans qualified again this year after taking third in the state last season. They are the top-returning team in the state after last year's state champion, Pewaukee, moved up to Division 1. L-C has six returning runners pushing the Spartans to team gold this Saturday at 2:25 pm. The 44th Annual Girls Cross Country Championships will be held at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Tickets for the event are $6.

L-C Cross-Country will be our featured "Team of the Week" Monday night at Jim Olson Motors CG/Chevy Store at 5:30 PM on Halloween. The Spartans will be featured between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley will be joined by another teammate between 6:00 and 7:00 PM live on 104.1 FM WRLU.

Sevastopol Football Jamboree On 96.7 FM Saturday

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By Nick Freimuth




The Sevastopol Football Team is in the "Jamboree" for the second consecutive year after another impressive season of eight-man. The Pioneers will play Northwood/Solon Springs at 1:00 PM this Saturday. Pre-game coverage on 96.7 FM WBDK will begin at 12:30 PM with Tim Kowols on the call.

The Sevastopol game will be the second of three "Jamboree" games played at Stiehm Stadium in Schofield, Wisconsin. The WIAA is very clear about the description of the event. On their site they say, "The Jamboree is not a state championship.  It is a showcase of 8-player schools to provide exposure and incentive to WIAA member schools considering utilizing 8-player football to maintain their program.  Schools are paired based on geography and their overall record. The WIAA member schools will provide a 16-team tournament in the year following that 30 or more schools begin sponsoring 8-player football."

Abbrederis & Banjo Placed On Injured Reserve

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By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Geronimo Allison and safety Jermaine Whitehead to the active roster from the practice squad, signed wide receiver  Dez Stewart to the practice squad, and placed wide receiver  Jared Abbrederis and safety Chris Banjo on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Allison, a 6-foot-3, 202-pound rookie out of the University of Illinois, was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 6. He has spent the entire regular season on Green Bay's practice squad. Allison played two seasons at Illinois after starting his career at Iowa Western Community College. He started 22 of 24 games played for the Fighting Illini, recording 106 receptions for 1,480 yards (14.0 avg.) and eight touchdowns.

 

Whitehead, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound first-year player out of Auburn University, was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He spent most of his rookie season on the 49ers' practice squad before being signed to the Baltimore Ravens' active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, where he was inactive for the final two games of the season. After being released by the Ravens on May 13, he signed with Green Bay on May 18 and has spent the entire regular season on the Packers' practice squad.

 

Stewart, a 6-foot, 200-pound rookie out of Ohio Dominican, was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 2, but was released on May 11. He signed with the Washington Redskins on July 18 before being released on Aug. 27. Stewart played in 43 games in college, recording 196 receptions for 3,197 yards (16.3 avg.) and 25 touchdowns.

Local Schools Fail To Win A Regional Volleyball Final

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By Nick Freimuth




There were only two teams left in the WIAA Regional Volleyball Tournament Saturday night at the regional volleyball tournament. Sevastopol and Luxemburg-Casco each carried the torch for Door and Kewaunee County teams. Unfortunately, neither could bring home a regional title.

In Division 4, #1 Hilbert topped #2 Sevastopol (19-25, 25-21, 19-25, 17-25). The Pioneers finished the season (24-7). Coach Mary Volkman congratulated her girls and said it "Was a great season!!"

In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco was swept by Notre Dame (25-20, 25-23, 25-18). The Spartans also had a tremendous regular season but suffered the same fate as the Pioneers. L-C was a two-seed and Notre Dame was a one-seed .

Clippers Claim Eighth Straight Regional Soccer Championship

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By Nick Freimuth




Coach Todd Maas is a perfect (8-0) in regional final games in his career. The Clippers put it on Kewaunee 6-0 in a WIAA Division 4 regional final at Dick Clark Field Saturday night on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Storm could not find an answer for the relentless Clippers attack.

Nick Greenlaw opened up the scoring for Sturgeon Bay.  Freshman Owen Stevenson scored a pair of goals in what Coach Jeff Schaefer called "his best game of the season." Senior captain Brandon Forbes uncorked a pair of goals and freshman Eli Dietzel scored his first varsity post season goal to cap the scoring.

The Clippers will travel to Fon du Lac Thursday for a sectional semi final at 7:00 PM against Winnebago Lutheran. The Vikings represent the Wisconsin Flyway Conference and survived a double overtime thriller 3-1 Saturday night against Wayland Academy.

The sectionals will be broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU with Nick Freimuth and Peter Kerwin on the call. The game will also be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com under the listen on demand link.

Luxemburg-Casco Cruises Past Seymour In Level 1 Playoffs

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By Nick Freimuth




Seymour was no match for Luxemburg-Casco Football Friday night on 96.7 FM WBDK. An impressive 28-8 Spartan victory erased any and all memories of a double overtime with the Thunder earlier in the season.

Quarterback Jon Deprey carried 20 times for 94 yards and added a touchdown. Austin Tlachac touted the football 11 times for 96 yards and scored a touchdown. Kyle Routhieaux tallied seven carries for 44 yards and also scored a touchdown. Dalton Smerchek added a touchdown in a bruising performance at fullback.

Seymour scored a late touchdown with moments left in the ball game against a second string defense. The Spartans impressed in all phases of the game and earned a spot in Level 2 of the WIAA Division 3 playoffs next Friday night. The (10-0) Spartans will host West DePere at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex live on 96.7 FM WBDK and streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Eagles Run All Over Storm In 41-3 Route

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By Nate Alberts



The Southern Door Eagles ran for 413 yards and six touchdowns in their 41-3 Level 1 Division 5 route of the Kewaunee Storm. On the night, the Eagles racked up 549 total yards.


Derik LeCaptain lead the balanced rushing attack with 195 yards and two scores. Derik's older brother Nick LeCaptain also ran over 100 yards finishing with 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tory Jandrin rushed for 88 yards and two scores with majority of it coming in the second half.


"In warm-ups my o-line came to me and said put it on our backs and we will get 300 yards," said coach Pat McCarty. "I told my skill guys that and everyone stepped up."


Through the air, LeCaptain finished 7-of-11 for 136 yards.


Defensively, the Eagles picked off Kewaunee Storm quarterback Cody Bultman twice and held the Storm to just a first quarter 22-yard field goal.


The Eagles will now host Winnebago Lutheran next Friday at Southern Door who beat Valders 21-0 Friday night. Pregame show is scheduled for 6:30 with kickoff at 7pm.

Wisconsin, Iowa Battle For Heartland Trophy

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By Tim Kowols




Rivalries do not get much closer than the one between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Holding a slim 44-43-2 all-time record edge over their Big Ten West opponent, the Badgers travel to Kinnick Stadium hoping to get back on the winning path after dropping consecutive games for the first time in four years. Head Coach Paul Chryst also hopes to avenge last year's 10-6 defeat at the hands of the Hawkeyes.

Iowa beat Purdue last week 49-35 that saw the Boilermakers come back from a 42-14 deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Saturday's game begins at 11  a.m., with the winner taking home the Heartland Trophy.

Packers sign running back Don Jackson

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By the Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed running back Don Jackson to the active roster from the practice squad and placed running back Eddie Lacy on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Thursday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 208-pound rookie out of the University of Nevada, was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 6. He has spent the entire regular season on Green Bay's practice squad. Jackson will wear No. 34 for the Packers.

Defending State Champ Clippers Shutout Vikineers

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By Nick Freimuth




Sturgeon Bay Soccer shutout Gibraltar/Sevastopol 5-0 in a WIAA Division 4 Regional Semi-Final at Dick Clark Field on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Clippers got two goals apiece from Jaden Stevenson and Brandon Forbes. Forbes also added an assist in the win. Noah Smith scored the other goal in the clean sheet for goal keeper Trent Maas.

Sturgeon Bay advances to the regional final Saturday night at 7:00 PM. The game against Kewaunee will again be broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU and streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Thursday night's broadcast was heard in Cebu City, Philippines. The Jake and Pam Schulz Family with their three children were listening on the stream after leaving Sturgeon Bay for missionary work last month.

Eagles Host Storm In Level 1 On WRKU 102.1

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By Nate Alberts




Eagles Host Storm In Level 1 On WRKU 102.1

The #2 seed Southern Door Eagles will play host to Kewaunee in Level 1 Division 5 Playoffs.


Southern Door and Kewaunee played just a few weeks ago in 42-0 route by the Eagles.


The Storm come in winning two in a row. Southern Door won the Packerland Conference for the second consecutive year.


Game time is scheduled for 7pm. Pregame with coach Pat McCarty is at 6:30pm. Winner will play the victor of Winnebago Lutheran (#3) and Valders (#6)

Varsity Volleyball Regional Semi-Finals

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By Nick Freimuth




Sevastopol Volleyball swept N.E.W. Lutheran in WIAA Division 4 regional semi-final volleyball Thursday night (25-11, 25-11 and 25-16). Coach Mary Volkman was beaming with pride after the match. "It was a great night for the Pioneers!  Every player contributed, total team effort.  They dominated the match from the moment they took the court. The first set they took the lead 9-0 and never looked back. They were totally focused. Tonight's match was exactly where we need to be at this point in the season. Best match of the season in terms of team play from start to finish. We need to repeat at Hilbert on Saturday night (7:00 PM)."

In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco also got their brooms out and swept Wrightstown (25-15, 25-19, 25-22). A revenge factor was carried out here after the Tigers upset the Spartans in the regional tournament last year. Megan Cannon tallied 20 assists, 14 digs, and three kills for L-C. Erin Liebeck added 12 assists and 10 digs, Alexis Dorner managed 12 kills, and Molly Wotruba finished with 21 digs.

Spartans Coach Jeff Frey said, "We came out very focused, and I loved the energy we played with tonight.  Proud of the way we battled in game three.  To be down 18-8 and come back and win shows the character this team has.  We had a few girls who were battling through injury and stepped up to the challenge.  I am very proud of the effort tonight, and we are excited about the opportunity to play for a Regional Championship on Saturday Night."

In Division 3, Algoma and Kewaunee both lost. The Wolves fell to Manitowoc Lutheran (25-20, 25-19, 25-17). The Storm was upset by Brillion (25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 23-25, 15-4).

Packers Limp Past Bears 26-10

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By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears players left standing after Thursday Night Football have to be looking over their shoulders. The injury bug has bit both squads so many times, players have to wonder who's next. The Bears were down to their third string quarterback after Brian Hoyer broke his arm in the first half. The Packers were down to their fourth, fifth and sixth string running backs after Don Jackson injured his arm/hand in the first half.

The Packers pulled out a 26-10 victory where the defense regained form and allowed only three points. The Bears only touchdown came on a strip sack of Aaron Rodgers that was recovered in the end zone. Rodgers did have a solid night outside of the one turnover. He threw the ball an incredible 56 times for 326 yards and three touchdowns.

For the first time in franchise history the Packers had three receivers finish with ten-plus receptions.  Davante Adams had a career night with his first multi-touchdown game and 13 catches along the way. Randall Cobb added 11 catches and Ty Montgomery snared ten receptions in the win. Montgomery also became the primary running back and tallied 60 yards on nine carries.

The win catapults Green Bay to (4-2) and into a ten day break before traveling to the red hot Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.

Photo By John Schopf

Packers Vs. Bears At Lambeau Field Tonight

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By the Green Bay Packers




The (3-2) Green Bay Packers will host the (1-5) Chicago Bears at home in the final contest of a four-game home stand tonight at Lambeau Field. It is the first time the Packers have played four consecutive home games during a single regular season since 1963.

Green Bay is facing Chicago on a Thursday night for the second consecutive season. It is the 11th consecutive year that the Packers and Bears will play in prime time. Dating back to 1970, the Packers' 20 prime-time games against the Bears are the most they have played against any team.

Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 14-7 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 10 of the last 12 games.

In all but one of the 14 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points. The Packers have scored 30-plus points in four of the last five contests (31, 55, 38, 33, 13) against Chicago. The Packers have won six of the last eight meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Tonight will mark game No. 193 in the NFL's oldest rivalry. The Bears hold a 94-92-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1). In the 14 seasons of the NFC North (2002-15), the Packers (eight) and Bears (three) have accounted for 11 division titles.

Dating back to 2006, the Packers (29-10, .744) hold the second-best winning percentages in the month of October behind the New England Patriots (37-7, .841). Green Bay has won 11 of their past 12 home games during the month of October. Next week, the Packers go on the road to the play the Atlanta Falcons.

Tonight, the Packers will debut their color-rush uniform featuring a white jersey, white pants and white socks.

Sturgeon Bay Vs. Gibraltar/Sevastopol Regional Soccer TONIGHT On 104.1 FM

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By Nick Freimuth




The regional soccer tournament gets underway for most teams tonight throughout the state of Wisconsin. A few teams had to play in the regional quarterfinal level but the Clippers and "Vikineers" each had a round one bye. Each play in the Packerland Conference and Sturgeon Bay was a 10-0 the first time these two teams played.

New Holstein won the conference this season and Sturgeon Bay has a bit of a chip on their shoulder after not clinching their conference title. Sturgeon Bay hosts the WIAA Division 4 regional semi-final tonight at Dick Clark Field live on 104.1 FM WRLU. The game will also be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

The pre-game show with Coach Todd Maas will begin at 6:30 PM with opening tap to follow at 7:00 PM. Peter Kerwin will join Nick Freimuth for the Clippers post season run on 104.1 FM.

Spartans Take On Seymour In Division III Level I Playoffs Friday On WBDK

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By Paul Schmitt




The#2 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans (9-0) will host the #7 seeded Seymour Thunder (4-5) Friday night in a Division 3 Level 1 playoff game that will be broadcasted on WBDK 96.7FM.  The undefeated Spartans, champions of the North Eastern Conference, rallied to beat the Thunder in double overtime in early September 23-22.  Austin Tlachac returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown with under two minutes in the game to spark the Spartans and force overtime.  L-C won the game when Seymour went for the win in double overtime on a fake extra point that failed.  Seymour, who lost their first four games of the season, blew out Green Bay East 55-0 to become playoff eligible last Friday.  The Spartans finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record after defeating Marinette 59-22.  Friday night's game can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  Matt Piesler and Nick Freimuth will have the call starting at 6:30 with the pregame show and kickoff at 7:00pm.

Luxemburg-Casco Soccer Shuts Out Blazers

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By Nick Freimuth




Luxemburg-Casco Soccer played quite possibly their best game of the season Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans shutout N.E.W. Lutheran 4-0 in non-conference play. Denny Christoff accomplished a hat trick with three goals scored. Griffin Geib scored the first goal of the game for L-C.

Assists were tallied by Adam Arendt (two) and Carter Sewell. Spartan goalkeeper Will Derenne only had to make one save as the defense dominated the play against the Blazers.

The win moves Luxemburg-Casco's overall record to (3-9-5).

Packers Lowry & Hundley Impress At Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

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By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors is (5-0) for incredible crowds to start the 2016 season. The team may be (3-2) but Packers fans love their team and show up to support their players every Monday in a big way. The Chrysler Store had nearly 100 chairs set up in the showroom and 20-plus were still forced to stand to watch the show Monday.

The "Youth Sports Team of the Week" was Sturgeon Bay fourth through sixth grade football. The season just ended for the Clippers and the players learned a lot this season. Coaches Henry, Barganz, and Starr talked about each team and every player in attendance not only got a chance to be on the radio but also got autographs from our two player guests.

Brett Hundley and Dean Lowry had a lot to say to the youth football players about growth and development. They urged parents and students to play multiple sports and play football for nothing more than the love of the game.

Lowry admitted the Dallas Cowboys had the best offensive line he has ever played against in his life. Hundley said Aaron Rodgers will be fine and that the team is finding its identity.

The Red Zone takes next Monday off as the players are given a mini bye week with a Thursday night game this week. We will resume on Halloween (October 31) at the GM store.

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