Sports Archives for 2016-12

Packers And Lions Play For North Division Championship And Playoff Berth


By Paul Schmitt




The Green Bay Packers (9-6) and the Detroit Lions (9-6) will face off Sunday night with the North Division title on the line.  The Packers look to "run the table" and win their final six games that quarterback Aaron Rodgers confidently predicted after a disappointing 4-6 start to the season.  Both teams could clinch a playoff berth before the game starts if the Washington  Redskins lose to the New York Giants Sunday afternoon.  The nationally televised game will kickoff at 7:30pm from Ford Field in Detroit.

 

 

 

Bucks Runaway From Bulls 116-96 In Chicago


By Paul Schmitt




The Milwaukee Bucks pulled away from the Chicago Bulls in the fourth quarter to win 116-96 Saturday night in Chicago.  The Bucks trailed early 11-1 but came back behind big performances from Giannis Antetokounmpo who scored 35 points and Jabari Parker added 27.  Rookie Malcolm Brogdon contributed a triple double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.  Milwaukee (16-16)  will now return home to face the Oklahoma  City Thunder on Monday night.

 

 

 

Southern Door's Pawleski and Jandrin Place At 66 Team "On the Water Classic" Wrestling Tournament


By Paul Schmitt




Southern Door's River Pawleski and Tory Jandrin placed first and second, respectively in the "On the Water Classic" high school wrestling tournament hosted by Oshkosh Lourdes.  Pawleski , who pinned his Coleman opponent, won the 132 pound weight class while Jandrin took runner-up at the 195 pound class.  WRLU 104.1FM will carry Southern Door wrestling match next Thursday, January 5. starting at 7pm.

Luxemburg-Casco Girls Basketball Defeats Slinger 58-48 In Fort Atkinson Tournament


By Paul Schmitt




In the final holiday tournament game in Fort Atkinson Friday, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls defeated the Slinger Owls 58-48.  The Lady Spartans were led by Mary Cravillion who tallied 17 points and Cassie Schiltz added 14.  L-C went 2-0 in the two-day tourney as they had defeated Greendale 64-23 on Thursday.  The Spartans (4-1, 8-1 overall) will now play Freedom next Tuesday in a big North Eastern Conference game at home.

 

High School Girls Holiday Hoops


By Nick Freimuth




The Packerland Conference suffered two losses Thursday. Algoma and Sturgeon Bay each fell in lopsided fashion. The Wolves struggled to compete with Pulaski and fell 59-25. Sierra Nessinger was Algoma's top scorer with six points. Sturgeon Bay lost 62-20 against Chilton. Hailey DeGrave scored 11 points to lead the Clippers.

The Luxemburg-Casco girls played great against Greendale Thursday. The Spartans were 64-23 winners in the non-conference matchup. Cassie Schiltz scored 13 points in the win.


 

Wrestling Roundup: Luxemburg-Casco in Third Place at Bi-State


By Tim Kowols




Wrestlers from Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco, and Southern Door are in two of the biggest tournaments in the state this weekend.

In LaCrosse, Luxemburg-Casco currently sits in 3rd place in Division 2 after day one of the 60 team tournament. Several wrestlers, according to TrackWrestling.com, are still in the running for championships.

Bi-State Classic Results for Luxemburg-Casco
106 - Lucas Joniaux (20-2) placed 6th and scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-2 won by fall over Joey Schreier (La Crescent-Hokah) 0-3 (Fall 0:30)
Champ. Round 2 - Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-2 won by fall over Matt Straka (Portage) 6-7 (Fall 0:36)
Champ. Round 3 - Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-2 won by fall over Alex Wintheiser (Muskego) 12-5 (Fall 1:28)
Quarterfinal - Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-2 won by decision over Ashton Ackman (Spencer/Columbus Catholic) 13-1 (Dec 8-4)

113 - Parker Coppens (11-10) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Parker Coppens (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-10 won by fall over Jordan Jonsgaard (La Crescent-Hokah) 1-6 (Fall 0:46)
Champ. Round 2 - Matthew Peterson (Ellsworth) 16-2 won by fall over Parker Coppens (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-10 (Fall 3:22)
Cons. Round 2 - Parker Coppens (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-10 won by decision over Gabe Witt (Monroe) 6-8 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Chase Watson (Prairie du Chien/Wauzeka-Steuben) 11-7 won by major decision over Parker Coppens (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-10 (MD 10-0)

120 - Bryce Bosman (24-2) placed 6th and scored 30.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-2 won by fall over Dakota Bakkestuen (Westby) 2-3 (Fall 0:55)
Champ. Round 2 - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-2 won by fall over Zach Fisher (Wausau West) 3-4 (Fall 3:56)
Champ. Round 3 - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-2 won by fall over David Andrews (Monroe) 11-4 (Fall 0:54)
Quarterfinal - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-2 won by fall over Caleb Radtke (River Valley) 11-5 (Fall 4:40)

126 - Nathan Ronsman (19-5) placed 12th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-5 won by fall over Casey Leer (Viroqua) 10-10 (Fall 0:47)
Champ. Round 3 - Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-5 won by decision over Quinn Christoffersen (South Saint Paul) 5-6 (Dec 9-2)
Quarterfinal - Pablo Rameriz (Baraboo) 17-0 won by decision over Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-5 (Dec 8-2)

132 - Reece Worachek (15-9) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-9 won by decision over Josh Carrick (Lakeville South) 2-4 (Dec 10-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Christopher Rogers (Middleton) 11-2 won by tech fall over Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-9 (TF-1.5 4:23 (16-0))
Cons. Round 2 - Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-9 won by fall over John Cina (Kickapoo/La Farge) 0-2 (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 3 - Gavin Burch (Ithaca/Weston) 10-2 won by major decision over Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-9 (MD 10-2)

138 - Colton Worachek (19-6) placed 12th and scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-6 won by major decision over Isaac Grunow (Dodgeville) 8-7 (MD 14-1)
Champ. Round 3 - Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-6 won by decision over David Hayes (Sparta) 9-6 (Dec 5-2)
Quarterfinal - Tanner Schultz (Holmen) 15-3 won by fall over Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-6 (Fall 1:29)

145 - Cameron Lemmens (9-3) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) 9-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Daniels (Verona Area) 12-4 won by decision over Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) 9-3 (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) 9-3 won by decision over Ty Mallicoat (La Crescent-Hokah) 3-6 (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) 9-3 won by decision over Alec Devito (Tomah) 6-4 (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) 9-3 won by decision over Klay Ellenbecker (Athens) 10-6 (Dec 3-2)

152 - Garrett Jeanquart (12-3) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Matt Chambers (Mauston) 12-4 won by decision over Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-3 (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-3 won by fall over Ben Froiseth (Viroqua) 0-2 (Fall 2:38)
Cons. Round 3 - Reed Williams (Holmen) 12-5 won by major decision over Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-3 (MD 15-3)

160 - Hunter Larkin (3-3) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kade Ehrike (Stratford) 7-2 won by decision over Hunter Larkin (Luxemburg-Casco) 3-3 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Larkin (Luxemburg-Casco) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Sam Kind (Monroe) 6-4 won in tie breaker - 1 over Hunter Larkin (Luxemburg-Casco) 3-3 (TB-1 6-4)

170 - Dalton Smerchek (16-3) placed 12th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-3 won by major decision over Zeke Schwarz (Hudson) 0-6 (MD 16-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-3 won by fall over Cameron Caldwell (Adams-Friendship) 10-6 (Fall 3:15)
Champ. Round 3 - Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-3 won by major decision over Isaac Lahr (Holmen) 11-3 (MD 9-1)
Quarterfinal - Bailee O`Reilly (Goodhue) 10-0 won by decision over Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-3 (Dec 7-1)

182 - Jacob Zellner (17-8) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kenny Elliott (Riverdale) 7-11 won by decision over Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-8 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-8 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-8 won by fall over Jake LaVenture (New Richmond) 8-6 (Fall 3:47)
Cons. Round 3 - Harley Springborn (Viroqua) 12-8 won by decision over Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-8 (Dec 3-1)

195 - Austin Leroy (14-5) place is unknown and scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-5 won by fall over Caden Straka (Lancaster) 11-6 (Fall 0:52)
Champ. Round 3 - James Huntley (Stillwater) 12-0 won by medical forfeit over Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-5 (M. For.)
Cons. Round 4 - Adam Rynes (Richland Center) 8-7 won by fall over Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-5 (Fall 1:44)

220 - Nate Lloyd (20-5) place is unknown and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-5 won by fall over Matthew Kuznicki (Goodhue) 0-10 (Fall 0:52)
Champ. Round 2 - Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-5 won by fall over Nathan Normann (Viroqua) 12-7 (Fall 1:32)
Champ. Round 3 - Alchan Robbs (Bloomington Kennedy) 15-1 won by decision over Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-5 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) 20-5 won by decision over Brett Davis (Holmen) 11-4 (Dec 1-0)

285 - Phil Rasmussen (22-3) placed 12th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) 22-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) 22-3 won by fall over Liam Fahey (Pulaski) 3-2 (Fall 2:58)
Champ. Round 3 - Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) 22-3 won by decision over Richard Juberian (Bloomington Kennedy) 10-6 (Dec 7-2)
Quarterfinal - Isac Schindler (Hudson) 11-0 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) 22-3 (UTB 3-2)

 

In Oshkosh, Southern Door sits in 22nd place while Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol sits in 64th place in the 66 team tournament. River Pawelski, Michael Bertrand, and Tory Jandrin are still alive in the championship brackets for the Eagles. No wrestlers are still alive for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, according to TrackWrestling.com.

2016 Lourdes Academy OTW Classic Results for Southern Door
106 - Ben Kieler (9-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ian McVeigh (Watertown) 7-10 won by fall over Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 9-9 (Fall 1:59)
Cons. Round 1 - Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 9-9 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Gavin Coshenet (Winneconne) 8-8 won by fall over Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 9-9 (Fall 4:23)

113 - Fischer Pawelski (9-11) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Edger Torres (Kenosha Indian Trail) 15-11 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 9-11 (Fall 3:07)
Cons. Round 1 - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 9-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 9-11 won by decision over Peyton Ladd (Chilton) 8-7 (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 3 - Noah Leisgang (Ashwaubenon) 13-5 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 9-11 (Fall 0:49)

132 - River Pawelski (17-1) placed 6th and scored 27.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 17-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 17-1 won by fall over Max Gerner (Belleville) 9-7 (Fall 0:59)
Champ. Round 3 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 17-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Andrew Forsythe (North Fond du Lac) 9-3 (SV-1 16-14)
Quarterfinal - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 17-1 won by major decision over Anthony Hedrix (Fond Du Lac) 3-1 (MD 20-6)

138 - Forfeit Forfeit (2-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Jace Braun (North Fond du Lac) 5-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Southern Door) 2-2 (For.)
Cons. Round 1 - Joey Bock (Random Lake) 1-10 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Southern Door) 2-2 (For.)

145 - Jared Conard (3-6) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joseph Hughes (Kenosha Indian Trail) 8-8 won by fall over Jared Conard (Southern Door) 3-6 (Fall 1:16)
Cons. Round 1 - Jared Conard (Southern Door) 3-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Lucas Bridges (Watertown) 7-8 won by decision over Jared Conard (Southern Door) 3-6 (Dec 16-9)

152 - Raul Lopez (9-9) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 9-9 won by decision over Brian Ortega (Wautoma/Wild Rose) 4-8 (Dec 7-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Stetson Potrykus (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 13-4 won by tech fall over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 9-9 (TF-1.5 3:42 (18-3))
Cons. Round 2 - Nick Horner (Hartford) 6-8 won by decision over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 9-9 (Dec 7-5)

160 - Michael Bertrand (17-1) placed 6th and scored 26.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 17-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 17-1 won by major decision over Jack Ribley (Mishicot) 9-8 (MD 12-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 17-1 won by tech fall over David Oyler (Neenah) 13-6 (TF-1.5 3:11 (16-0))
Quarterfinal - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 17-1 won by decision over Edgar Heredia (Oshkosh West) 10-6 (Dec 5-3)

170 - Forfeit Forfeit (5-6) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Zach Long (Monona Grove-McFarland) 7-10 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Southern Door) 5-6 (For.)
Cons. Round 1 - Forfeit Forfeit (Southern Door) 5-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Kirkland Hills (Hortonville) 10-8 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Southern Door) 5-6 (For.)

182 - Evan Blasier (2-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Austin Lammers (Ripon) 12-6 won by fall over Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 2-9 (Fall 1:24)
Cons. Round 1 - Orin Schimmel III (Winnebago Lutheran Academy) 1-3 won by fall over Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 2-9 (Fall 2:15)

195 - Tory Jandrin (17-1) placed 6th and scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 17-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 17-1 won by fall over Bryce Friday (Markesan) 7-6 (Fall 3:46)
Champ. Round 3 - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 17-1 won by fall over Colton Wasieleski (Fond Du Lac) 6-2 (Fall 2:54)
Quarterfinal - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 17-1 won by decision over Stephen Maule (Watertown) 13-3 (Dec 3-1)

220 - Mason Davis (2-16) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Justin Schroeder (West Allis Nathan Hale) 16-10 won by fall over Mason Davis (Southern Door) 2-16 (Fall 2:42)
Cons. Round 1 - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 2-16 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Brady Buchman (Hortonville) 4-10 won by fall over Mason Davis (Southern Door) 2-16 (Fall 1:32)

 

2016 Lourdes Academy OTW Classic Results for Sturgeon Bay
126 - Peyton Hurth (5-5) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Richter (Princeton) 7-4 won by decision over Peyton Hurth (Sturgeon Bay) 5-5 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Peyton Hurth (Sturgeon Bay) 5-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Peyton Hurth (Sturgeon Bay) 5-5 won by decision over Julian Ruiz (Watertown) 7-8 (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Colby Bernhardt (Waupaca) 17-3 won by major decision over Peyton Hurth (Sturgeon Bay) 5-5 (MD 13-1)

132 - Ezra Haight (12-7) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ezra Haight (Sturgeon Bay) 12-7 won by decision over Jacob Gaboury-Gorges (Wautoma/Wild Rose) 6-12 (Dec 5-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Andrew Forsythe (North Fond du Lac) 9-3 won by fall over Ezra Haight (Sturgeon Bay) 12-7 (Fall 4:24)
Cons. Round 2 - Jonah Nelson (Whitefish Bay) 6-7 won by decision over Ezra Haight (Sturgeon Bay) 12-7 (Dec 5-0)

138 - Lucas Stenzel (7-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Seth Geiger (Neenah) 11-8 won by decision over Lucas Stenzel (Sturgeon Bay) 7-11 (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Lucas Stenzel (Sturgeon Bay) 7-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Dammann (Pittsville) 16-1 won by decision over Lucas Stenzel (Sturgeon Bay) 7-11 (Dec 2-0)

145 - Bruce Anschutz (5-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jimmy Intribus (Waupaca) 13-6 won by fall over Bruce Anschutz (Sturgeon Bay) 5-13 (Fall 3:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Bryan Jordan (West Allis Nathan Hale) 18-7 won by major decision over Bruce Anschutz (Sturgeon Bay) 5-13 (MD 10-2)

152 - Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (15-6) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (Sturgeon Bay) 15-6 won by major decision over Garret Rau (Sheboygan Falls) 2-10 (MD 16-5)
Champ. Round 2 - Evan Frisque (West De Pere) 11-4 won by major decision over Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (Sturgeon Bay) 15-6 (MD 9-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (Sturgeon Bay) 15-6 won by decision over Abbel Anderson (Racine Park) 4-11 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (Sturgeon Bay) 15-6 won by major decision over Jaydon Cherek (Mosinee) 8-10 (MD 10-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Colin Schuler (Hortonville) 9-5 won by fall over Liam Ostrand-Kolstad (Sturgeon Bay) 15-6 (Fall 2:00)

160 - Jeremy Jorns (3-2) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jeremy Jorns (Sturgeon Bay) 3-2 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Wisconsin Lutheran) 5-9 (For.)
Champ. Round 2 - Nate Thomas (Lomira) 14-4 won by fall over Jeremy Jorns (Sturgeon Bay) 3-2 (Fall 2:37)
Cons. Round 2 - Jeremy Jorns (Sturgeon Bay) 3-2 won by decision over Tanner Nachtigall (Watertown) 6-9 (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Austin Schrei (Berlin) 7-5 won by decision over Jeremy Jorns (Sturgeon Bay) 3-2 (Dec 7-3)

170 - Collin Mirkes (13-7) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Collin Mirkes (Sturgeon Bay) 13-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Hartford) 1-5 (For.)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Rapp (Grafton) 11-4 won by fall over Collin Mirkes (Sturgeon Bay) 13-7 (Fall 1:35)
Cons. Round 2 - Collin Mirkes (Sturgeon Bay) 13-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Whitefish Bay) 1-8 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 - Isaiah Richards (Sheboygan Falls) 7-8 won by decision over Collin Mirkes (Sturgeon Bay) 13-7 (Dec 8-2)

182 - Luke Brinkman (4-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - A.J. Besaw (Oshkosh North) 3-2 won by fall over Luke Brinkman (Sturgeon Bay) 4-14 (Fall 1:23)
Cons. Round 1 - Luke Brinkman (Sturgeon Bay) 4-14 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - D`Angelo Allen (Madison East) 8-5 won by fall over Luke Brinkman (Sturgeon Bay) 4-14 (Fall 4:21)

195 - Forfeit Forfeit (2-6) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 - Jackson Linsmeier (Valders) 10-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Sturgeon Bay) 2-6 (For.)
Cons. Round 1 - Forfeit Forfeit (Sturgeon Bay) 2-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Kyle Premeau (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 10-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Sturgeon Bay) 2-6 (For.)

 

Packerland Girls Basketball: Where Things Stand Heading Into '17


By Brandon Enroth




 

Packerland Conference games for the local high school girl's teams have been just as entertaining as the boy's teams if not more. The standings are tight, competition is fierce, and currently on holiday break we take a closer look at teams and where they currently stand.

 

 

Kewaunee Storm: 8-2 overall, 6-0 in-conference - Currently in 1st place

 

The Storm has been a solid team all around so far this season. They have strong depth throughout their lineup and can execute on both sides of the floor. Brook Geier has been an all-star and leads the conference in scoring averaging over 20 points per game this year. The Storm has also dominated the Packerland Conference and has only suffered losses to non-conference teams. Kewaunee suffered just their second loss of the season yesterday to Laconia and return to Packerland Conference action on January 3rd on the road against Algoma.

 

 

Southern Door Eagles: 7-3 overall, 5-1 in-conference – Currently in 2nd place

 

The Eagles got off to a hot start in 2016 and has maintained their conference positioning through the strong, quick offense that they run through Megan Pavlik, Megan LaCrosse, and Gabrielle Atkins. Their only in-conference loss of the season came to Kewaunee back on Friday December 2nd. Since that loss they have not looked back from there collecting victories over Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar. They return to action on January 3rd against winless Sevastopol and will look to continue their recent hot streak against in-conference opponents.

 

 

Algoma Wolves: 4-7 overall, 4-2 in-conference – Currently in 3rd place

 

The defending conference champs have had a rough start to 2016, but are in a good enough position currently to become dangerous heading down the stretch in the New Year. Algoma has by far the hardest regular season schedule of any Packerland Conference member. Due to their record finish last year, they have been slated against Division I programs and they have struggled against those teams which leads to an unappealing overall record. However, this does put them in better shape heading down the stretch in my opinion due those tough non-conference games. Algoma's most recent loss came yesterday against Ashwaubenon losing 38-27 and will return to Packerland Conference action on Tuesday January 6th against unbeaten Kewaunee in what should be an electric matchup.

 

Green Bay NEW Lutheran Blazers: 4-6 overall, 3-3 in-conference – Currently in 4th place

 

The Blazers have shined at sometimes during the early part of the season but have struggled throughout the month of December losing the first three games of the month before entering break on a win over Manawa on December 22nd. Morgan Meerstein has played great basketball for the Blazers and is their mid-season MVP leading the team in scoring, assists, and rebounds thus far. GB NEW Lutheran returns to Packerland Conference action on January 3rd when they welcome Oconto to Green Bay for a 7:30 tip off.

 

Gibraltar Vikings: 6-4 overall, 2-3 in-conference – Currently tied for 5th place

 

Gibraltar has had a couple of tough breaks this season, but overall has played some excellent basketball through their youth core of underclassmen combined with an experienced group of upperclassmen. Sophomore Peyton Pluff has been dominant this season for the Vikings in the paint and on the boards. She currently sits second in the conference in scoring behind Brooke Geier, and third in rebounding behind teammate Sheridan Ash and Southern Door's Megan LaCrosse. Gibraltar returns to Packerland Conference action against Sturgeon Bay on January 5th.

 

Oconto Blue Devils: 6-4 overall, 2-3 in-conference – Currently tied for 5th place

 

Oconto has been on a roller-coaster of a season so far winning two games here then dropping one game, or winning one game here and dropping two there. Overall the team has played better than their record shows. They currently sit tied with Gibraltar and can easily jump up in the standings come mid-January. Oconto will look for its best players to shine here down the stretch as they participate in the Gresham Holiday tournament Friday and Saturday. Then will return to Packerland Conference action on the road against GB NEW Lutheran on January 3rd. Alyson Neerenhousen and Mara Allen have been superb for this team so far this season and will need to continue to play at a high level if Oconto looks to climb in the standings.

 

Sturgeon Bay Clippers: 1-9 overall, 1-5 in-conference – Currently in 6th place

 

Sturgeon Bay has struggled this season, and will need a big turnaround in 2017 if they want to make a playoff push. The Clippers only win came against winless Sevastopol but besides that they have lost all of their scheduled games. Their contest against Sevastopol marked the highest point total for the team racking up 50 points in their victory. Andie Rockendorf leads the team in scoring averaging over 6 points per game. Sturgeon Bay returns to Packerland Conference action on January 5th on the road against Gibraltar.

 

Sevastopol Pioneers: 1-7 overall, 0-5 in-conference – Currently in 7th place

 

Sevastopol has seen nice production from Courtney Tebo who leads the team in points, assists, and rebounds as well. They were able to get their only win of the season back on November 28th against Goodman-Pembine 53-42, but have yet to win against an in-conference opponent this season. They look to turn things around against Southern Door on Tuesday January 3rd.

 

 

For continuous coverage of both boys and girls basketball within the Packerland Conference, stay tuned for game recaps, scores, and news all under the Sports section at DoorCountyDailyNews.com

 

 

Ice Anglers Catch A Break With Fuel Shipments Ending On The Bay By January 20


By Tim Kowols




The conclusion of commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay is good news for area ice anglers. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that the shipments into the port at the southern tip of the bay will conclude by January 20, which will signal the end of local navigation season and close the area to shipping as well. Originally slated for routine ice breaking operations throughout the winter, ice fishing guide J.J. Malvitz says it is a relief to the anglers he takes out.

 



 

The northern portion of the bay will still experience some ice breaking operation throughout the winter season. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce their intent to break ice 72 hours ahead of schedule to pave the way for any commercial carriers still out on the water.

Clippers Play Tough At Kress Event Center


By Nick Freimuth




Playing at the home of the UWGB Women's Basketball, the Kress Event Center, Sturgeon Bay varsity boys basketball put on a show against Wrightstown. The end result was not what Coach Jim Benesh was looking for but a great battle occurred between two very solid area teams. Wrightstown was able to hold off the Clippers 71-66.

 

The Clippers came out of halftime on fire. A 12-0 start to the second half had the Clippers back in it. Free throw shooting became an issue down the stretch for the Clippers. Conner Gajda tried to will the team to victory with 33 points. However, Wrightstown's three-point shooting specialist Derek Zwick often had the answer and finished with 27 points.

 

The game was a part of the Sundrop Shootout put on by Shawano High School in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

 

Photo by Brian Wodack

Walker Calls It A Wrestling Career At Southern Door


By Tim Kowols




After suffering his fourth wrestling-related concussion earlier this month, Southern Door junior Logan Walker has called it a career. Before beginning his career with Southern Door, Walker was a four-time state finalist in the Kids State Championships beginning in 2011. Walker has had his last two years cut short because of concussions after posting 24 victories as a freshman. According to a letter posted on the Southern Door Wrestling Club Facebook page, Walker plans on staying with the team as an assistant coach. You can read the entire letter below.

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Packers Peaking At The Right Time


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers may be the hottest team in the NFL right now. It's hard to argue that the Cowboys and Patriots are not the best teams in the league heading into the post season, but the potential NFC North Champions are catching a head of steam at the right time.

The longest current winning streak in the NFC is Green Bay's five-game stretch. They are the only team in the NFL to have accomplished a winning streak of four or more games in each of the last eight seasons.

Aaron Rodgers has had a sensational season throwing for a league leading 36 touchdowns. His 4,128 passing yards are good for fourth in the league. His favorite target this season has been Jordy Nelson who is tied for first place in the NFL with 14 touchdowns. Nelson has 91 receptions on the season for 1,191 yards.

The defense is also playing some of its best football of the season heading into week 17 as well. The Packers have registered 12 takeaways over the last three games and have not committed a single turnover. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the first time in team history that Green Bay has recorded 12-plus takeaways and zero giveaways over a three-game span in a single season.

Win and the Packers are in the playoffs and win the division. Tie and they win the division and host a first round game as well. Lose and the Packers will have needed Washington to lose to the Giants in the noon game.

Packers Have Owned Lions In Detroit


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers have won seven of 10 games at Ford Field under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Players and coaches know a lot of work will need to be done between now and Sunday night for that stat to continue to slant in the Packers favor.

The NFC North Division title and a spot in the playoffs is on the line. Game time has been flexed to 7:30 PM. Tied at (9-6) a tie would actually be the best thing for both teams. If the two teams tie the Packers would win the division and the Lions would earn the sixth and final seed over the Redskins.

For the Packers this will be the fourth consecutive season that they will be playing for a division title. After losing the North to Minnesota last year, the Packers would love to have the division championship in their grasps for the third time in four years.

In the storied rivalry, Green Bay and Detroit have played each other in the final week of the season 13 times. Each team has won six of the games and there was one tie.

Algoma Girls Lose To Division 1 Ashwaubenon


By Nick Freimuth




Algoma girls basketball has by far the toughest schedule of any Packerland Conference team. Playing Division 1 teams for their non-conference slate is nothing new for the Wolves. Coach Mark Zastrow has long believed that playing bigger and better programs will only raise the level of play from his team. His philosophy has certainly proved to be true.

On Tuesday night the Wolves lost to Ashwaubenon 38-27. Algoma was held to just 11 first half points and trailed by nine at the break. Lucy Wiese led Algoma with eight points and Alli Spitzer poured in seven points in the loss.

Packers Add Wide Receiver To Practice Squad


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Antwan Goodley to the practice squad and placed tight end Devon Cajuste on the practice squad; injured list. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Goodley, a 5-foot-10, 212-pound first-year player, originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys on May 8, 2015, as an undrafted free agent from Baylor University. After being released by Dallas on Sept. 1, he spent parts of December and January on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad last season. He was released by Seattle on Sept. 3, 2016, but did spend a couple weeks on its practice squad in September. He will wear No. 19 for the Packers.

Packerland Boys Basketball: Where Things Stand Heading Into '17


By Brandon Enroth




The 2016-17 boys basketball season has been a wild one thus far for the members of the Packerland Conference. Upon completion of competitive play last week, the standings of the Packerland Conference have a cluster of teams at the top of the standings with four teams holding 6 wins overall on the season. Time to have a closer look at each team as they await their return to action next week for the second half of the season.

 

Sturgeon Bay Clippers: 4-1 overall, 4-1 in-conference - Currently in 1st place

The Clippers have been the big surprise of 2016. Their first four games of December were all in-conference matchups collecting wins over Kewaunee, Oconto, and Algoma. The real shocker was last Thursday night when the Clippers upset Southern Door  67-43 at home before heading into the break. The Clippers are preparing for action tomorrow as they play in the Shawano Classic against Wrightstown, followed up by another non-conference matchup on Friday vs. Milwaukee Collegiate Academy. Connor Gajda has been the mid-season MVP for the Clippers averaging over 18 PPG ranking him currently 6th overall in the conference.

 

Southern Door Eagles: 6-1 overall, 4-1 in-conference - Currently in 2nd place

The Eagles have looked like the team to beat so far this season. The LeCaptain brothers have been unstoppable thus far aside from a tough road loss to Sturgeon Bay last Thursday night which gave them their first in-conference loss of the season. Nick LeCaptain has been the best boys basketball player in the conference this year averaging over 22 PPG and averages 4.4 APG as well. The Eagles play their first game back on January 3rd at home against Denmark, then travel north on January 6th for a showdown with the Vikings a game that will be broadcasted on 105.1 WSBW.

 

Gibraltar Vikings: 6-3 overall, 3-2 in-conference - Currently tied for 3rd place

The Vikings have played excellent basketball in 2016 and will look to repeat their success in 2017. The Vikings rolled into the holiday break blowing out Sevastopol 85-43 on Thursday, December 23rd. Prior to that game, they lost a tough road matchup to Oconto, and placed 3rd overall in the Kohler Tournament a couple weekends back. The Vikings have been led by center Tyler Kropuenske who is averaging over 10 rebounds per game, and 15 points per game. The Vikings will end their break on January 3rd when they face Gresham Community on the road, and then will return to Fish Creek for in-conference action against Southern Door.

 

Oconto Blue Devils: 7-2 overall, 3-2 in-conference - Currently tied for 3rd place

The Blue Devils have been one of the on-the-rise sleeper teams in the Packerland Conference this year. They have an impressive overall record and currently sit over .500 in conference play. They ended 2016 conference play with a victory over Kewaunee before winning against Shiocton in the Shawano Classic earlier today. The Blue Devils return to action on January 3rd as they open on the road against Marinette and then on January 6th against Algoma.

 

Algoma Wolves: 6-4 overall, 3-2 in-conference - Currently tied for 3rd place

The Wolves are the other sleeper team in this conference. They have had a solid season overall and it shows given their positioning within the standings. After losing to both Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay to start the month of December, they ended 2016 with a bang with victories over Reedsville and GB NEW Lutheran. The Wolves have been led so far this season by Aidan Wallace who has averaged over 14 PPG and 11 RPG through 10 games. He currently leads the conference in the rebounding category.

 

GB NEW Lutheran Blazers: 2-4 overall, 2-3 in-conference - Currently in 4th place

The Blazers have had a tough start to the season due to their schedule, but they have had some bright spots along the way up to this break point in the year. After picking up a huge win over Sturgeon Bay to start December, they slipped up a bit losing two straight to Sheboygan Christain and Algoma. However, the Blazers will be fresh heading into January as they will partake in the Cambridge High School Tournament on Thursday, then will return to non-tournament action the following week with the other teams. They first travel Bonduel on January 3rd, then will return home against Kewaunee on January 6th. Samuel Meerstein has been the leader on this team so far this year averaging over 20 PPG and also leading the team with 8 steals.

 

Kewaunee Storm: 1-6 overall, 1-4 overall in-conference - Currently in 5th place

This Kewaunee team has struggled this year to keep pace with their opponents. The offense isn't the problem, it is the defense that has let this team down thus far. As a team, they have been outscored heavily in the second half of the season leading to their current record. Their lone win came against Sevastopol on December 13th and will look to turn things around tomorrow in the Raider Shootout Tournament against Sheboygan North. They then will start 2017 on the road against GB NEW Lutheran, before returning home against Algoma on January 10th. Jacob Basten has been a huge factor for this team both offensively and defensively. Basten has averaged over 10 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, and continues to shoot .551 from the floor.

 

Sevastopol Pioneers: 0-9 overall, 0-4 in-conference - Currently in 6th place

The Pioneers have had a rough season thus far, but there are a couple of things stick out beside their record. The Pioneers have a strong core of young players that are sometimes playing two games on game nights since many of their JV players play on varsity as well. The team is mostly made up of underclassmen that are getting exposed to a talented conference of upperclassmen and in time, this should pay off for the Pioneers in the long run. Hunter Ebel and Nelson Demminn have been the brightest starts for this team. Ebel for his defensive abilities and his flashy ball movement make him a great two-way athletic player. Demminn on the other hand, is electric as well as patient when it comes to his shot selection. He averages over 9 PPG and is only a junior. Sevastopol dropped their last contest to Gibraltar on Thursday, December 22nd and will prepare for their upcoming game against Sturgeon Bay on January 6th.

 

 

With plenty of games left in the season, this conference still is up for grabs. The in conference games in January will set the stage for a competitive February as these teams press on into 2017 with all eyes focusing on making the playoffs at the end of the year.

 

For all your Packerland Conference coverage, look no further than the Sports section of DoorCountyDailyNews.com

 

 

 

 

Datone Jones & Brett Hundley Work Out With Strivers Gymnasts


By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Monday night was a blast. Green Bay Packers Datone Jones and Brett Hundley helped WRLU celebrate the "Team of the Week," Door County's Strivers Gymnastics. Datone Jones asked the girls how he could improve his core strength and was doing V-Sits moments later. Brett Hundley was challenged on his flexibility and tried to do the splits.

Red Zone Twins

Coaches Nikki Pollman and Amy Gamble helped introduce the defending state championship Strivers. The new Jim Olson Ford location was packed and gymnasts from 5K through juniors in high school appeared on the WRLU Red Zone. The Strivers lone home meet of the season is on February 18 and 19. Coaches and gymnasts invited the community to come out to the Sturgeon Bay YMCA and cheer them on.

Red Zone Wives

The second portion of the program focused more on Green Bay's final regular season game of the season. After Detroit's loss to Dallas Monday night the two teams are tied atop the NFC North at (9-6). Each player likes the way the team looks right now and feel they are hitting their stride at the right time.

Red Zone Datone Family

The Red Zone will take a New Year's break and depending on the Packers success in the post season will be back after the NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Packers-Lions Flexed To Prime Time For NFC North Title Game


By Tim Kowols




Packers fans will have to wait a little bit longer to find out if their team will be going to the playoffs or not. The National Football League announced Sunday that the Green Bay Packers will battle the Detroit Lions for the NFC North championship on Sunday Night Football. It will mark the fourth straight year where a division championship was on the line for the Packers, going 2-1 in the previous three contests. It also gives the Detroit Lions just a few extra hours of rest before the matchup, who play tonight against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. Sunday's game will take place indoors at Ford Field in downtown Detroit at 7:20 p.m.

Area Wrestlers Head Into Winter Break With Strong Invite Performances


By Tim Kowols




Before they went on winter break, area wrestlers looked to add a few pieces of hardware for their stockings at the Kewaunee Invitational last Friday. Southern Door placed five wrestlers en route to a second place finish at the tournament won by Suamico's Bay Port High School. Tory Jandrin (195 lb) and Michael Bertrand (160) and River Pawelski (132) captured top honors, while Fisher Pawelski (113), Seth Suess (170) also reached the podium.

Kewaunee took 3rd as the host, with 126 lb-Cam Hanrahan leading the way for the Storm with his own 1st place finish. Sturgeon Bay took 8th in the 14-team tournament with Nathan Hendrickson (160) taking 3rd place for the Clippers.

Bucks Look To Break .500 Mark Against Wizards


By Tim Kowols




The Milwaukee Bucks look to get above the .500 mark when they host the Washington Wizards. After sweeping the Chicago Bulls in a home-and-home set, the Bucks had the favor returned to them by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a pair of competitive games. The Wizards are slowly getting into their own groove, going 7-3 in their last 10 games after starting the season 6-12. Tonight's game begins at the Bradley Center at 7 p.m.

Luxemburg Speedway To Host Leg Of National Dirt Track Series


By Tim Kowols




A nationwide dirt track racing series is heading to Kewaunee County this spring. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announced its 2017 schedule earlier this year, but the Luxemburg Speedway announced last week that its track located on the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds would be included in the 54-event schedule. The top prize of $100,000 will be awarded during the 37th annual Dirt Track World Championship October 20-21st. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hits the Luxemburg Speedway May 19.

Packers Win Sets Stage For Division Championship Game Against Detroit


By Nick Freimuth




Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are now the most dynamic duo in Green Bay Packers history. In a 38-25 win over the Vikings on Christmas Eve, Rodgers and Nelson connected for their 57th and 58th career touchdowns together. The pair of scores moved the duo past Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman on the all-time Packers touchdown connection list.

Between chants of "MVP, MVP, MVP" for Rodgers and "JORDY, JORDY, JORDY," Lambeau was in rare form Saturday. Rodgers also passed Brett Favre as the only quarterback in franchise history to throw for 35 touchdowns in four different seasons.

Jordy Nelson moved up the Packers career receptions ranking when he snared his 489th passing Don Hutson for fourth place all-time. Early in the fourth quarter, Rodgers eclipsed 373 completions on the season, another new franchise record.

Aaron Rodgers finished 28/38 for 347 yards including four passing touchdowns and one rushing. It was his fifth three-hundred-yard game of the year. The Packers quarterback eclipsed 4,000 passing yards on the season, the sixth time he has accomplished that feat and again setting another franchise record. Rodgers also tallied his 2,500th rushing yard during the game. Adding that to his 35,000 passing yards and Rodgers became only the fourth player in NFL history to accomplish both major yardage milestones in a career. The only others on that list include Fran Tarkenton, John Elway and Donovan McNabb.

Regardless of what happens on Monday Night Football between Detroit and Dallas, next week's season finale between the Packers and Lions will be the deciding factor in the race for the NFC North.

Gibraltar Girls Get Back On Track Against Crivitz 70-41


By Brandon Enroth




The Gibraltar girls basketball team rebounded nicely following their loss to Southern Door earlier this week with a non-conference win over Crivitz on Thursday night. The Vikings beat the Wolverines by a final score of 70-41.

 

Sheridan Ash led the Vikings in scoring with 21, Peyton Pluff scored 17, and Riley Haleen scored 12 points. The Vikings jumped out to a 13-3 run within the opening minutes of the 1st half and never looked back.

 

Gibraltar now heads into the winter break 3.5 games back of first place in the Packerland conference and gets back to work starting Thursday January 5th against Sturgeon Bay.

 

 

 

 

Exciting Night Of High School Hoops Thursday


By Nick Freimuth




Packerland Conference boys basketball was turned upside down Thursday night when Sturgeon Bay upset previously unbeaten Southern Door 67-43. Conner "AIR" Gajda had 20 points including a pair of slam dunks to propel the Clippers. Mitch Jackson added 15 points in the victory. Sam Gerend scored 18 points to lead the Eagles.

 

The Algoma boys got past N.E.W. Lutheran 69-66. Aidan Wallace scored 24 points to lead all scorers.

 

In high school girls basketball, Algoma topped N.E.W. Lutheran 53-40. Makayla Guilette led the Wolves with 11 points, all scored in the second half. Lucy Wiese score d ten points including three 3's in the first half.

 

Spartan Girls Shoot Down Eagles 69-55 On 96.7FM WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans used relentless defensive pressure and balanced scoring to upend the Southern Door Eagles 69-55 in a non-conference basketball game Thursday night.  The Spartans and Eagles battled in a see-saw affair as the lead changed hands six times in the early going.  The game turned in the last three minutes of the half as the L-C opened up an eleven-point lead with a three- point shot by Mary Cravillion right before intermission.

The Spartans controlled the second half as the Eagles could not get any closer than eight points.  Cassie Schiltz, Jenna Jorgenson and Cravillion finished with 18 points for Luxemburg-Casco.  Megan Pavlik scored 16 points to pace the Eagles.  The Spartans will now travel to Fort Atkinson for a holiday tournament next week.

The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com will be January 10 as the boys host Little Chute.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15pm.

 

 

 

Gibraltar Outmatches Sevastopol 85-46 In Thursday Night Packerland Conference Action


By Brandon Enroth




 

Gibraltar defeated Sevastopol handily on Thursday night by a final score of 85-46. Gibraltar dominated from the opening tip with four different players notching double digit scoring numbers for just the first time this season. Nathan Surges, Tyler Kropuenske, Nathan Ewaskowitz, and Trevor Reinhardt all notched at least 10 points each across the board which contributed to the overall success of the Vikings. With the win Gibraltar moves to 3-2 on the year in Packerland conference play and depending on the outcome of other games tonight, might be within the top three spots of the Packerland conference.

 

Sevastopol had some bright spots tonight, but are still a young team with plenty of freshmen who will be better off in later years to come. It is a tough matchup when there are freshmen playing against seniors but the Pioneers showed a lot of heart tonight led again by Nelson Demmin who had 11 points on the night. Another bright spot was Eddie Garcia who picked up his game and aggressiveness in the second half that led to some fast break opportunities. Overall however, the Vikings were just too much to handle and the Pioneers now fall to 0-5 in Packerland conference play.

 

Gibraltar Head Coach Justin Burress reflected on tonight's matchup, and how the team got off to such a great start.

 



 

Gibraltar plays next on January 2nd while Sevastopol's next matchup will be on January 6th.

 

 

 

All Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails – To Close Friday December 23rd at 6 A.M.


By David Myers




(KEWAUNEE, WI) - Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reports the closing of all four (4) snowmobile sections in Kewaunee County effective at 6:00 A.M. Friday, December 23rd,  2016, due to poor trail conditions

 

Snowmobilers should be aware that they can be cited for riding on County snowmobile trails when they are closed.  Hundreds of gracious landowners are responsible for the County's state-funded and club trails.  Please respect their property and privacy.

 

Riders should check our 24-hour information line before heading out if they have any doubts about trails being open.  That number is (920) 388-7199.  In addition, riders are responsible for checking trail conditions in adjoining counties before riding in those counties.

Gibraltar Faces-Off With Sevastopol Tonight On 105.1 WSBW


By Brandon Enroth




 

The Gibraltar Vikings and Sevastopol Pioneers have already met once this season however, that game didn't have any effect on their Packerland conference regular season since they faced one another in the Kohler Tournament over the weekend of December 9th & 10th. Gibraltar won that contest and will look to repeat their success against a Sevastopol team that has yet to win a game this season so far.

 

Sevastopol last played on Tuesday night against NE Wisconsin Christain Home School while Gibraltar hasn't participated in a basketball game since December 13th since their last contest fell victim to the slew of cancellations caused by Winter Storm Bailey last weekend.

 

Head Coach Justin Burress reflected on what a break can do to a basketball team but believes that his team will be fine tonight.

 



 

Coverage of the varsity boys basketball game on 105.1 WBSW will begin at 7:00 with the Valmy Happy Hour Pre-Game Show followed directly by tip-off at 7:30. Brandon Enroth will provide the play-by-play with Brandon Stillman on color commentary.

 

Wisconsin Badger Josh Gasser Basketball Camp Coming To Door County YMCA


By Nick Freimuth




Youth basketball players will have the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday, February 4 at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. One of the biggest fan-favorites for UW fans, Josh Gasser, will be bringing his youth basketball camps to Sturgeon Bay.

The first session will run between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The morning camp is open to fifth through eighth graders. Starting at 2:00 PM and running until 5:00 PM first through fourth graders will get a chance to learn from the former Badger. Both sessions are co-ed.

Each session is limited to just 40 kids. The cost to attend the camp is $65 and includes pictures and autographs from Josh Gasser.

Gasser was a four-year Badger basketball player born and raised in Wisconsin. When he realized his dream of playing for UW, he worked his way to two Final Four's and one National Championship appearance. He was also captain for Wisconsin during his senior season.

To register for the Sturgeon Bay YMCA – Josh Gasser camp click on the link below.

 

wisconsinswing.com

 

Packers Ready To Run The Table


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field this week to take on the Minnesota Vikings in the final home game of the regular season.

 

Green Bay has won four consecutive games, becoming the only team in the NFL to have a winning streak of four-plus games in each of the last eight seasons (2009-16). The Packers have registered a winning streak of four-plus games in 10 of 11 seasons under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

 

The Packers will be playing on a Saturday during the regular season for the first time since 1997. Green Bay is 16-12 in regular-season Saturday games since 1925, and has won its last four. It will be the third time the Packers and Vikings have played on a Saturday during the regular season (1973, 1991).

 

The Packers are playing on Christmas Eve for the first time since 2004, when they won, 34-31, at Minnesota to clinch the NFC North title.

 

Of the past 29 regular-season meetings between the Packers and Vikings, 20 of those games have been decided by seven points or less, including a three-point differential in the first meeting this season.

 

Through 112 meetings, which includes two postseason contests (1-1), the Packers hold a 59-51-2 edge over the Vikings in the all-time series.

 

The Packers are 10-3-1 in the last 14 games between the teams during the regular and postseason.

Luxemburg-Casco Travels To Southern Door In Girls Basketball Action Tonight On WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




A long-time rivalry continues tonight as the Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans play the Southern Door Eagles in a non-conference classic.  Luxemburg-Casco (5-1, 4-1 in conference) will try to win after dropping a two-point game last year to the Eagles.  Southern Door (6-1, 6-0 in Packerland Conference) features a fast pace offense and pressure defense that mirrors L-C's style.  Pre-game is set for 7 pm with tip-off scheduled for 7:15 pm.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call on WBDK 96.7FM from Eagle Gym at Southern Door High School.  The game will also be streamed at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

High School Hoops Tuesday Results


By Nick Freimuth




Sturgeon Bay girls basketball earned their first win of the season Tuesday night against Sevastopol 50-24. The "springboard" win hopefully propels the Clippers into a better second half of the season following their holiday break. Andie Rockendorf played  stellar last night. She tallied 12 points to lead all scorers.

Nelson Demmin scored 16 points and Eddie Garcia added nine points in a 53-50 loss to N.E.W. Lutheran in varsity boys basketball. The Pioneers led 29-22 at the half but let the lead escape in the second period.

Three Packers Named To Pro Bowl


By Green Bay Packers




Represented by three members of the team, the Green Bay Packers learned Tuesday that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, guard T.J. Lang and quarterback Aaron Rodgers were named to the Pro Bowl by the National Football League.

 

Clinton-Dix earns the first selection of his three-year career, becoming the first Green Bay safety to be selected since Nick Collins in 2010. His career-best five interceptions are tied for No. 2 in the NFL this season and tied for No. 1 among safeties (NYG Landon Collins). It is the most interceptions by a Packers safety in a single season since Charles Woodson (seven) and Charlie Peprah (five) in 2011. Clinton-Dix posted a career-high two interceptions in both Week 9 and Week 14, becoming the first Packer to have two two-INT games in a season since Woodson in 2011.

 

Lang has been named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his eight-year career after being named an alternate each of the last two seasons. He has started 89 games since 2011, the most by a Packers' offensive player. Lang has blocked for an offense that ranks in the top-10 in yards per game (No. 10, 364.6), yards per carry (No. 6, 4.60) and scoring (No. 7, 25.9). Green Bay has had an offensive lineman selected to the Pro Bowl in six of the last seven seasons.

 

For Rodgers, it marks the sixth Pro Bowl selection of his career (2009, 2011-12, 2014-15). He has the second-most selections by a Green Bay quarterback, trailing Brett Favre's nine (1992-93, 1995-97, 2001-03, 2007). Rodgers is tied for No. 2 in the NFL this season in passing touchdowns (32) and passing touchdown percentage (6.0), tied for No. 4 in touchdown/interception ratio (4.57, 32/7), ranks No. 5 in passer rating (100.3) and No. 6 in passing yards (3,781). He ranks No. 1 in the league this season in games with multiple passing touchdowns and no interceptions (eight), two more than any other quarterback.

 

Tackle David Bakhtiari and wide receiver Jordy Nelson were named first alternates.

 

Other alternates include wide receiver Davante Adams, defensive tackle Mike Daniels and fullback Aaron Ripkowski.

Packers Add Raiders Wide Receiver To Practice Squad


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Max McCaffrey to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

McCaffrey, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 10. He was released by the Raiders on Aug. 29. McCaffrey played in 53 games with 38 starts in four years at Duke, totaling 117 receptions for 1,341 yards (11.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. He will wear No. 13 for the Packers.

Eagles Too Much For Vikings, Win 40-28


By Brandon Enroth




The Southern Door Eagles girls basketball team was triumphant over the visiting Gibraltar Vikings on Tuesday night as they rode a 22-12 halftime lead all the way to a 40-28 victory. Southern Door was led by Tehya Bertrand and Megan Pavlik who each scored 11 and 8 points respectively.

 

Gibraltar was plagued by foul trouble in the first half as Southern Door focused their offensive attack on Peyton Pluff who was called for two fouls within the first five minutes of the half, and was forced to sit until late in the first half. She finished with a season low 6 points. Raina Heleen was the bright spot for the Vikings as she accumulated 8 points, 3 steals, and 3 assists.

 

Although his team lost the game, head coach Josh Kropuenske was impressed with the teams defensive effort holding Southern Door to their lowest scoring outing this season.

 

 



 

Gibraltar falls to 5-4 in conference and will return to non-conference action on Thursday against Crivitz while Southern Door 6-1 will host Luxemburg-Casco on Thursday as well. Both games will tip off at 7:30 pm.

 

 

Snowmobile Trails Open, But Need Help To Keep Them Maintained


By Tim Kowols




Door and Kewaunee County snowmobilers can finally hit most of the trails after significant snowfall over the weekend made them passable.  In Kewaunee County, the entire system is open with extra caution being urged near the Black Ash Swamp. In Door County, the northern zone remains closed while the areas in the central and southern part of the peninsula are open. Door Pioneer Trailblazers Snowmobile Club President Doug Schopf says it is not often the trails are open for the holidays.

 



 

Groomers will be on the trails to prepare for an influx of riders. Snowmobilers can visit the parks department Web site for Door and Kewaunee County for updated trail conditions.

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Packed Monday Night


By Nick Freimuth




The first ever Jim Olson Motors Red Zone from the brand new Ford location was a great success Monday night. The DCY Swim team was honored as the WRLU Team of the Week. Coaches Mike McHugh and Jeff Norton were excited to talk about consecutive first place finishes at major tournaments. The Schroeder Invitational and Sturgeon Bay Invite were both won by DC Swim in consecutive weekends.

Red Zone Schum

Packers quarterback Joe Callahan and punter Jake Schum were our guests of honor Monday night. Schum was able to give some great advice to Sturgeon Bay junior punter Brady Wodack. Wodack was first team all-conference last season as the Clippers punter.

Red Zone Wodack

Red Zone Benzinger

Aiden Benzinger was also honored as the Boys and Girls Club Member of the Week. Aiden had a great question for the Packers and posed for some adorable photos besides scoring a few autographs.

Next week the Red Zone will again be at the brand new Ford location when Brett Hundley returns as our weekly co-host. A youth sports team of the week has not yet been determined. If you have a nomination please email freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com.

All Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Open Now


By Dave Myers




(KEWAUNEE, WI) - Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reports the opening of all four (4) snowmobile sections in Kewaunee County effective at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, December 18th  2016.

Trails are reported to be in Poor - Fair condition.  In addition, riders should use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Use Caution - Groomers may be on trails and there is thin ice on waterways and swamps!

Riders are asked to use caution as trail conditions may be less than ideal in certain areas.  Plowed and open fields may lack snow cover and riders are urged to watch out for water, slush, icy patches and drifting snow along the trails. Snowmobilers are also encouraged to stay on the marked trails and respect adjoining property owners.  Hundreds of gracious landowners are responsible for the County's 290+ state-funded and club trails.  Please respect their property and their privacy.

Packers Beat Bears In Bitter Cold


By Nick Freimuth




A Packers win coupled with losses by the Vikings and Lions put Green Bay back in the driver's seat in the NFC North. Green Bay again controls its own destiny following a 30-27 win at ice cold Soldier Field Sunday. The Packers are still a game behind Detroit but will own the tie-breaker (head-to-head) if they can  win out.

 

Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 31 passes but none more important than the last one. Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson on a 60-plus yard bomb to place the Packers safely in field goal range for the game winner from Mason Crosby.

 

It was a monumental day for Ty Montgomery running the ball. The former wide receiver gained 162 yards rushing on just 16 carries and two touchdowns. Christine Michael added 45 yards on four carries and added a touchdown too.

 

The Packers will next host Minnesota Saturday for a noon kickoff on Christmas Eve.

Packers Joe Callahan & Jake Schum At Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Tonight


By Nick Freimuth




Celebrate the Packers 30-27 win over the Bears tonight at the brand new Jim Olson Motors Ford Store. The brand new location will be on display tonight for the community to see.

 

WRLU 104.1 FM will broadcast the Red Zone starting at 5:30 PM with the Team of the Week, the DCY Swim Team. Formerly known as the Doorfins, DCY Swim is led by Coach Mike McHugh and Jeff Norton. The coaches will help introduce all of the swimmers in attendance tonight starting at 5:30 PM.

 

Our Packers guests Joe Callahan and Jake Schum will appear at 6:00 PM and answer questions, sign autographs and pose for pictures until 7:00 PM.

Door County Snowmobile Trails Open


By Erik Aleson




The southeast, southwest and central section of the Door County Snowmobile Trail System have opened. Conditions are poor to fair and partially groomed. Caution is urged. Snowmobilers are asked to avoid waterways, swampy areas, lakes and rivers. The NORTHERN sections of trails remain CLOSED at this time.

 

Trail coordinators also ask you to be aware of groomers that may be on trails. Please always stay on the marked trails, ride save and enjoy the Door County Snowmobile Trail System.

 

Please call (920) 746-9959 for the current trail status and conditions or check the Door County website at http://www.co.door.wi.gov and click on the "Snowmobile Trail Conditions" quick link on the right side of the homepage for the full "Door County Snowmobile Trail Conditions Report".

Bucks Defeat Bulls Consecutively In Home & Home Series 95-69


By Brandon Enroth




 

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls for the second straight night on Friday, after defeating the Bulls in Chicago on Thursday. The Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo putting up 22 points, dishing out 11 assists, and adding three steals. Dwayne Wade was the bright spot for Chicago with 12 points.

 

Milwaukee will play next on Tuesday night when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town, while Chicago looks to get back in the win column when they return to action on Monday against the Pacers in Chicago.

 

 

Southern Door Defeats Sturgeon Bay In Lone Varsity Game Of Night


By Brandon Enroth




In Friday night basketball action, the Southern Door Eagles Girls basketball team defeated the Sturgeon Bay Clippers by a final score of 66-24. The Clippers move to (0-5) on the season while Southern Door improved to (4-1) within the Packerland Conference standings. Megan LaCrosse led the Eagles with 12 points, and Hailey DeGrave and Andie Rockendorf led the Clippers scoring 6 points each.

 

The Eagles will face Gibraltar on Tuesday in Brussels for their next contest, while the Clippers welcome Sevastopol on Tuesday night in Sturgeon Bay.

 

 

 

YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League Standings & Results


By Tyler Powell




After five weeks of play at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA their is only one undefeated team. Nicolet Beach Concessions got back to their winning ways atop the A League.  In the B League, Econo Double Baggers dropped another game off the pace of undefeated Red Room.


A LEAGUE:

Music Masters DJ's defeated Some Spike It Hot 2-1 (15-9; 10-15; 15-10)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-4; 15-5; 15-6)

The P.E.S.T.S. defeated To Be Determined 3-0 (15-13; 16-14; 15-13)

 

Standings:

Nicolet Beach Concessions             13-2

Music Masters DJ's                       11-4

Some Spike It Hot                      10-5

The P.E.S.T.S.                             6-9

To Be Determined                        5-10

The Rads                                      0-15

 

B LEAGUE:

Door County Coffee defeated Peninsula Podiatry 3-0 (15-4; 15-6; 15-7)

Institute Saloon defeated Hatco Serve-Rites 2-1 (12-15; 16-14; 15-13)

Redroom defeated Bricklot 2 3-0 (15-1; 15-2; 15-5)

Bricklot 1 defeated USCG 3-0 (15-13; 15-10; 15-13)

Econo Double Baggers defeated Bay Ship Sharks 2-1 (5-15; 15-5; 16-14)

 

Standings:

Redroom                            15-0

Econo Double Baggers          10-4

Door County Coffee             10-5

Peninsula Podiatry               8-7

Bay Ship Sharks                  8-7

Bricklot 1                           6-9

Institute Saloon                   5-9

US Coast Guard                  5-10

Hatco Serve-Rites                4-8

Bricklot 2                           2-13

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Wrestling Beats Peshtigo


By Nick Freimuth




The co-op varsity wrestling program of Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol earned a dual victory against Peshtigo 48-34 Thursday night. The Clippers/Pioneers will not wrestle another dual meet until after the holidays but will have a couple of tournaments in the upcoming weeks.

Packers Playoff Tickets Available Online Today


By Green Bay Packers




With many scenarios that could result in a Packers playoff game at Lambeau Field, the team is making tickets to either a possible Wild Card or Divisional Playoff game available for purchase Friday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. CST.

 

The tickets will be available online only, and should the Packers not host a home playoff game, fans who purchased the tickets will be refunded in full. The online only process allows for refunds to be processed easily and efficiently. No phone orders will be transacted.

 

The Wild Card game would be either Jan. 7 or Jan. 8, and the Divisional Playoff game would be held either Jan. 14 or Jan. 15. Tickets purchased would be valid for either game.

 

A maximum of six (6) tickets per account can be purchased. Prices range from $118 to $145, depending on location.

 

A link to the Ticketmaster information can be found online at www.packers.com/tickets/single_game_tickets.

 

The available tickets are those that season ticket holders elected not to purchase.

Jayrone Elliott Nominated For Walter Payton Man Of The Year


By Green Bay Packers




Green Bay Packers linebacker Jayrone Elliott has been named the Packers' team nominee for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and is among the league's most prestigious awards.

 

Three of the nominees will be selected as finalists for the award, named for Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Finalists will be announced in January.

 

The winner will be announced in Houston at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 4, the night before Super Bowl LI, from 7 to 9 p.m. CST on FOX. The award winner, two finalists and additional 29 team nominees will receive donations in their name to the charity of their choice.

 

For the second year, each Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee will also take part in the Charity Challenge, a social media challenge that encourages fans to tweet using a unique hashtag for each player. The player hashtag that generates the most mentions will win an additional $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice.

 

Packers fans can support Elliott by tweeting with the hashtag #ElliottWPMOYChallenge to help Elliott earn a donation to his chosen charity, the Ginn Foundation.

 

In his third season in the NFL and with the Green Bay Packers, Elliott was selected as the Packers' nominee to honor his continual investment of his time and talents outside of football in the community. From dedicating his time to speak to young people at local schools and youth programs in Wisconsin, Arizona and his native Ohio, to taking part in the Packers' 11th annual, five-day Tailgate Tour to raise money for Wisconsin nonprofits, Elliott has supported a wide variety of causes.

 

Elliott has taken part in the Children's Heart Foundation Golf outing in Fond du Lac, participated in the Green Bay Packers Give Back Celebrity Bowling event to benefit the NWTC Student Emergency Fund and has supported the March of Dimes by donating a dinner to help bring awareness and support to the organization. He has also attended the Breast Cancer Awareness high school game, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.

 

In recognition of his many community efforts, Elliott was honored with the 2016 Community Service Award at the Packers Welcome Back Luncheon prior to the beginning of the season.

For more information on the team nominees and the award, visit NFL.com/manoftheyear.

Packers Sign Linebacker To Add Depth


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed linebacker Jordan Tripp. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

Tripp, a 6-foot-3, 234-pound third-year player out of the University of Montana, was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (171st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. After appearing in 13 games as rookie for the Dolphins, he was released on Sept. 5, 2015. Tripp was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on Sept. 22, 2015, and then was promoted to the active roster on Oct. 10, 2015, where he started one of 12 games played and totaled seven tackles (five solo) and a team-high seven special teams tackles. In 2016, he was released by the Jaguars after training camp and spent time on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad and active roster, appearing in seven games with one start before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 3 and then reaching an injury settlement on Dec. 9. Tripp will wear No. 58 for the Packers.

Southern Door Is The Team To Beat


By Nick Freimuth




In Packerland A 78-65 win over Algoma has Southern Door out in front in Packerland Conference boys basketball. The Eagles win coupled with a Sturgeon Bay loss to N.E.W. Lutheran means there is just one undefeated team left in the conference.

 

Derik LeCaptain scored 21 points to lead Southern Door. He is the third different Eagle to lead the team in scoring in the last three games. Older brother Nick scored 50 points against Oconto last week. Kyle Daust tallied 27 points against Kewaunee.

 

Sturgeon Bay lost their first conference game of the season 70-62 against N.E.W. Lutheran Tuesday night. The Clippers got 18 points from Conner Gajda and 17 points from Mitchell Jackson.

Spartans Dominate Fox Valley Lutheran 91-51 Behind TeKulve's 35 Points On WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans used relentless defensive pressure and hot shooting to torch the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes 91-51 in North Eastern Conference basketball Tuesday night.   It was L-C's first home game of the season and it  didn't take long for them to impress the fans in the stands.  The Spartans went on a 17-2 run in the first five minutes of the game and never looked back while taking a commanding 51-16 lead into halftime.  Senior Bryce TeKulve had an incredible hot hand hitting seven three pointers on his way to scoring a career best 35 points.  Antony Otradovec added 13 points while hitting three triples.  Luxemburg-Casco is now 3-0 in conference and 3-1 overall.  Fox Valley Lutheran falls to 1-1 in the conference and 1-5 overall.

The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com will be next Thursday, December 22 as the L-C girls travel to Southern Door to take on the Eagles in a non-conference game.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15pm.

https://youtu.be/04Jp_tOjBFM

 

 

L-C Spartan Boys Take On Fox Valley Lutheran Tonight On WBDK 96.7FM


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will host the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes in a North Eastern Conference game tonight (Tuesday). The Spartans (2-0, 2-1 overall) are coming off a 68-56 victory over Wrightstown while FVL (1-1, 1-4) lost to New London 73-67 last Friday. Pregame is set for 7pm with tip-off at 7:15pm in a game broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the play-by-play which will be streamed online as well on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

L-C Youth Wrestlers Show Off Their Moves Against Packers Players


By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone on 104.1 FM WRLU had a wrestling twist to it last night. The WRLU Team of the Week was L-C Youth wrestling and 4K through fifth grade Spartans filled the showroom at the GM location in Sturgeon Bay.

A couple of the youth wrestlers got to show their moves against Packers quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive back Mackinton Dorleant. Coaches Joe Delebreau, Adam Zehren and Jeremy Bostwick introduced us to the program that instructs 80 youth wrestlers every week at L-C.

Next week's show moves to Jim Olson's brand new Ford location in Sturgeon Bay. Packers punter Jake Schum will join quarterback Joe Callahan for the show. The DCY Swim Team will be our team of the week on Monday, December 19. The show runs from 5:30 – 7:00 PM and is free to attend and open to the community.

 

Spartan Girls Outlast Storm 53-51 In Thriller On WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans held off a furious Kewaunee Storm comeback Monday night in Luxemburg to prevail 53-51 in an exciting non-conference girls basketball game.  The Spartans led 27-20 at halftime as the half was filled with turnovers and missed opportunities by both teams.  L-C came out on fire in the second half to take a 13 point lead before Kewaunee stormed back to take a two point lead with under three minutes left.  Spartans then got key baskets from Alexis Dorner and Jenna Jorgenson to go back on top.  Cassie Schiltz hit three of five free throws in the final minute to secure the win as Kewaunee missed two three point shots late that would have given them the lead.   Schiltz finished with 23 points, giving her three consecutive games of 25 points or more.  Brooke Geier scored 18 of her team high 25 points to lead the Storm.  Luxemburg-Casco (4-1) will now play Marinette at home on Thursday in a NEC game while Kewaunee (5-1) will host Oconto Friday in Packerland Conference action.

 

https://youtu.be/StTNyAZld_w

 

 

 

 

Gibraltar Continues To Roll, Defeats GB West 62-47


By Brandon Enroth




Gibraltar showed no signs of fatigue coming into this game based on the amount of games they have played over the weekend. Peyton Pluff lead the way for the Vikings with 17 points in the first half with Sheridan Ash putting up 8 of her own. The Vikings outsized the Wildcats scoring many points in the paint. Pluff and freshman Abigail Sitte also were able to knock down long 3-pointers to end the half extending the Gibraltar lead to 11.

 

 

The Wildcats of West Green Bay struggled in the first half, committing 7 turnovers resulting in Gibraltar points. The Wildcats have seen bright spots from freshmen Teaja Morrow, and sophomore Antonia King, but for the most part were out-rebounded and outsized with the Vikings who have been able to use that to their advantage both on offense and on defense as well.




The Wildcats had a nice start to the second half starting off with back-to-back three pointers by Jazzlynn Koeller. This cut the lead to in half to 38-32 with 15:00 to go in the half. However, Gibraltar would hang onto the lead and maintain a 9 point differential for the remainder of the 2nd half. Head coach Josh Kropuenske loves the depth his team has and it was on display during this game.






 

 

Gibraltar Boys Basketball Finds Success In Kohler Tournament


By Brandon Enroth




 

After losing on Friday night in their opening matchup of the Kohler Tournament to the Salam Rockets, the Gibraltar Vikings Boys basketball team returned to their winning ways beating Sevastopol on Saturday.

 

The boys varsity team dominated the Pioneers winning 80-25 behind the play of Nathan Surges and Tyler Kropuenske who both scored 20 points each in the contest.

 

Coach Justin Burress was impressed with the play of two of his senior captains who continue to lead by example racking up points and playing stellar defense. Kropuenske continues to dominate the paint, maintaining an 11 rebound per game average which leads the conference. Surges has averaged 16 points per game this season, which ranks him within the top ten of all conference scorers.

 

The team has the night off tonight, but will be back on the road tomorrow against Oconto playing their fourth basketball game over the past 6 days.

 

 



 

 

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


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers defensive secondary intercepted Russell Wilson five times Sunday. The newcomer to that unit, Mackinton Dorleant (#20), will join Packers quarterback Brett Hundley in Sturgeon Bay tonight to celebrate a great Green Bay win.

The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU will be broadcast from the GM or CHEVY store from 5:50 – 7:00 PM this evening. In the first portion of the broadcast, Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling will be featured as our team of the week.

In hour two, our Packers guests will break down the 38-10 throttling of the Seahawks and look ahead to the Bears game next Sunday.

The show is free and open to the public. You are invited to come be a part of the fun and festivities this evening at Jim Olson Motors tonight.


Packers Whitewash Seahawks To Stay Alive In Playoff Hunt


By Nick Freimuth




Green Bay is now (7-6) with three weeks to play in the regular season following a convincing 38-10 throttling of the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. The Packers are tied with the Vikings and two behind the Lions in the race for the NFC North. Games at Chicago next week (noon), home against the Vikings and the season finale at Detroit remain on the schedule.

 

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adam ignited a chilly Lambeau Field on the first drive of the game Sunday afternoon. A 66-yard touchdown was the longest play from scrimmage for the Packers on the season and the longest catch in Adams' career. The lightning fast start (three plays, 75 yards and seven points) was a solid indication of how things would go for Green Bay.

 

Jordy Nelson continued his campaign for comeback player of the year in the NFL. He amassed six receptions including two touchdown snares. It marked the third season for Jordy of 12 or more TD's in a year, tying Sterling Sharpe for the franchise record. Nelson also eclipsed 7,000 yards receiving yards in his career, making him only the fifth Packers wide receiver to accomplish that in team history.

 

The exclamation mark on the game came with 4:24 left to play in the third quarter. It was the 57th Rodgers to Nelson touchdown tying Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman on the all-time touchdown connection list in Packers history.

 

The Packers defense forced six turnovers in the win including five interceptions of Russell Wilson.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Off To A Great Start


By Kevin Slezewski




There was plenty of youth wrestling action Sunday as the season started up with a chance to knock the rust off. In total, 30 Southern Door Eagle wrestlers competing at two different tournaments. At the Luxemburg-Casco Dan Wery Memorial, the Southern Door team took 3rd Place! Individual results were:

 

1st Place - Jonah LeFevre, Clark LeFevre, Griffin Slezewski 2nd Place - Gavin Geisel, Wyatt Wilke, Lance Veeser 3rd Place - Ethan Alexander, Aiden Laraby, Dakoda Cornette, Cody Nellis, Oliver Wilke, Chase Massart, Tucker Cornette, Zackery Lynch, Austin Ferron, Joshua Nachtwey 4th Place - Mason Motquin, Jadalyn Grosshuesch, Trenton Krueger, Justin Jandron, Alex Whipple 5th Place - Trevin Veeser, Cash Nellis, James Paul, Isaiah Witzak

At the Brillion Youth Tournament, results were: 1st Place - Zak Wrobel, Brady Tooley, Shaun Tooley 2nd Place - McKenna Wrobel 3rd Place - Anthony Brunette

Luxemburg-Casco Plays Kewaunee In Girls Basketball Action Tonight On 96.7FM WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




 

The Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball team will host the Kewaunee Storm (3-0) tonight (Monday) in a non-conference match-up of two former conference foes.  The Spartans (3-1) are coming off a 51-44 victory over Liittle Chute in which Cassie Schiltz poured in  27 points.  Kewaunee defeated Sevastopol 77-23 last Tuesday in a Packerland Conference game. Pregame is set for 7:00pm from Luxemburg-Casco Gymnasium with tip-off at 7:15pm on WBDK 96.7FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will bring you the play-by-play which will also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

Packerland Conference Basketball Scores From Friday Night


By Brandon Enroth




 

Friday was a busy night in the Packerland Conference for both girls and boys teams.

 

Sevastopol and Gibraltar Boys both lost in their opening game of the Kohler Tournament. The Pioneers were defeated by the hosting Kohler Bombers 77-38. The Vikings lost to the Salam Stars 86-70. Both of those teams will be in action again today against to-be-determined opponents. Gibraltar will play the later afternoon game beginning at 4:30 pm.

 

In non-tournament action, the Southern Door Eagles and Sturgeon Bay Clippers both improved to (3-0) in conference play with victories last night. The Eagles downed the Kewaunee Storm 81-52 while the Clippers defeated the Algoma Wolves by a final score of 75-48.

 

 

Only two local area girls teams were in action on Friday. Gibraltar's Girls basketball team defeated Montello by a final score of 63-40 in their opening game of the Kohler Tournament.

 

 

In non-tournament action, Sturgeon Bay lost to Kohler 71-39. Andie Rockendorf was the leading scorer for the Clippers with 10.

 

L-C Girls Basketball Holds On For Win At Little Chute 51-44


By Brandon Enroth




After trailing by four points heading into halftime, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Girls Basketball team defeated the Little Chute Mustangs 51-44 Friday night. The Spartans limited the turnovers and capitalized on scoring opportunities generated by a team season-high 14 steals. Cassie Schiltz had another very impressive outing accounting for more than half of L-C's points with 27 total which is a season high.

 

 

One bright spot for the Mustangs was Tess Keyzers who had a nice game on offense putting up 19 but in the end, the turnovers really made this game one-sided in the second half given the 22 turnovers Little Chute gave up compared to L-C only giving up 12.

 

 

The Spartans improve to 3-1 on the season and will face the Kewaunee Storm at home on Monday for a 7:15 pm tip-off. Little Chute looks to rebound in a tough road match up against Waupaca on Thursday, December 15th at 7:15 pm.

 

 

 

Former Spartan Evan Kanz Receives Honors As 2nd Team All Ohio Valley Conference Football


By Mark Kanz




Luxemburg-Casco graduate Evan Kanz capped his five-year college football career at Eastern Illinois by recently receiving second team all Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) honors.  The 6-'5", 285 pound offensive tackle was also a second team all-conference selection following the 2014 season.





The veteran lineman was the only senior on a unit that ranked third in the league in total offense at 404.8 yards per game.  The Panthers offense was first in the OVC in 3rd down conversion.





Kanz never missed a start in 35 games over his final three seasons with the Panthers. He also saw action in 14 games during his rookie season.  EIU finished the 2016 season with 6-5 record to post the program's second straight above .500 season and the fourth winning campaign in Kanz's five years at Eastern Illinois. He played on two playoff teams, blocked for two 1,000 yard rushers and won one conference championship during his tenure.





He was also recently named to the 2016 Prairie State Pigskin blog's all-Illinois offensive team.






Evan's younger brother Spencer will be part of the Cotton Bowl team at Western Michigan that faces the Wisconsin Badgers on January 2.  Spencer is redshirting this year and won't see game action.


Luxemburg-Casco Wrestling Has High Expectations This Season


By Nick Freimuth




Luxemburg-Casco made long time wrestling powerhouse Wrightstown look pretty weak Thursday night. The Spartans crushed the Tigers 52-18 including  six pins. The Spartans only received one forfeit.

Vikings Roll Over Blazers Behind Efforts Of Surges & Kropuenske


By Brandon Enroth




After another slow start to the second half, the Gibraltar Vikings were able to take command of the game behind senior captains Nathan Surges and Tyler Kropuenske to defeat the GB New Lutheran Blazers by a final score of  75-61. Surges led the team with a season high 26 points, while Kropuenske followed up nicely putting up 22 of his own. Head Coach Justin Burress talked about how two of his senior captains kept momentum on the side of the home team, as well as some other things he saw from the Vikings performance.

 



 

Gibraltar led nicely at half time by over 14 points, which was erased thanks to a 7-0 run by the Blazers to start the half led by Samuel Meerstein. Nonetheless, Surges and Kropuenske communicated well with the defense, and helped control the breakout of the offense up the court which in turn led for longer offensive possessions to drain the clock. At one point during the second half the Blazers tied the game at 45-45 for a long three minutes where there was just a stalemate. Neither team was able to break through the others defense until a nice three from Trevor Reinhardt swung the momentum back in favor of the Vikings who never looked back cruising to a 75-61 win.

 

Gibraltar prepares for the Kohler Tournament which they will travel to starting tomorrow afternoon. They will play on Friday and Saturday over the weekend in Kenosha, WI.  The Blazers will look to rebound on Tuesday December 13th against Sturgeon Bay at home.

Southern Door Wrestling Downs Gillett-Suring 46-21 On 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols




For the first time in over a year, the Southern Door Eagles wrestling team left the mat of a dual meet with a victory, beating the Gillett-Suring Matmen 46-21 in Suring.

 

Starting the evening at 106, Wyatt Herzog scored first for the Matmen, earning a 7-1 decision over sophomore Ben Kieler. The Eagles then captured three first period pins by Fischer Pawelski, Logan Walker, and Ben Hoida. Following a pin by the Matmen's Reid Winkler, the Eagles won three of the final five matches, including pins by Michael Bertrand and Tory Jandrin and a major decision by Raul Lopez. Heavyweight Cody Ruelle Graham ended the evening for the Eagles with a forfeit.

 

The next action for the Eagle wrestlers is this weekend in Suamico when they battle some of the best wrestlers in the state. You can listen to Thursday's match on-demand at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. The next Eagles Wrestling broadcast on 104.1 WRLU is on January 5 when the Oconto Blue Devils visit the Southern Door Gym.

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Vikings Look To Rebound Against Blazers


By Brandon Enroth




The Gibraltar Vikings return to action tonight against the Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran Blazers in Packerland Conference action. Gibraltar dropped their last decision to Algoma Monday night 52-47. GB N.E.W Lutheran will be playing in only their third regular season game after defeating Sevastopol 89-54 this past Monday night. Vikings Head Coach Justin Burress talked about some of the challenges the Vikings will face against the younger Blazer team led by Head Coach Mark Meerstein.

 



 

Coverage begins with the Piggily Wiggily of Sister Bay pre-game show starting at 7:00 on 105.1 WSBW, followed by tip off at 7:30 pm. The game can also be streamed for listeners online at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Brandon Enroth will provide the play-by-play for the game, and will be joined on color by Brandon Stillman.

 

 

Packers & Seahawks Struggling With Injuries


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers may finally run into a team Sunday that has suffered nearly as many injuries as they have this season. The Seahawks list 11 players on their injury report released by the team after practice Wednesday. The Packers have 12 including the unfortunate news that Nick Perry had hand surgery this week and will not play Sunday.

 

Green Bay will also be without Mike Pennel for the remainder of the season after his suspension was announced this week. Below you will find each team's release including their injury and practice status Wednesday.


































































































































































GREEN BAY PACKERS
PLAYERINJURYPARTICIPATION
Kyler Fackrell, LBHamstringDid Not Participate
Letroy Guion, DTShoulderLimited Participation
LaDarius Gunter, CBIllnessDid Not Participate
T.J. Lang, GFootLimited Participation
Blake Martinez, LBKneeLimited Participation
Clay Matthews, LBShoulderDid Not Participate
Julius Peppers, LBNot Injury RelatedDid Not Participate
Nick Perry, LBHandDid Not Participate
Damarious Randall, CBGroinLimited Participation
Aaron Rodgers, QBHamstringLimited Participation
Jake Ryan, LBAnkleLimited Participation
JC Tretter, C/GKneeLimited Participation
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
PLAYERINJURYPARTICIPATION
Michael Bennett, DEKneeFull Participation
Brock Coyle, LBFootLimited Participation
Jimmy Graham, TENot Injury RelatedDid Not Participate
Damontre Moore, DEFootDid Not Participate
Mike Morgan, LBHipDid Not Participate
C.J. Prosise, RBShoulderDid Not Participate
Paul Richardson, WRHamstringLimited Participation
Ahtyba Rubin, DTNot Injury RelatedDid Not Participate
Will Tukuafu, FBConcussionDid Not Participate
Brandon Williams, TEKneeLimited Participation
Luke Willson, TEKneeFull Participation

 

Southern Door Opens Dual Season Tonight At Gillett-Suring On 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols




The Eagles head northwest to Suring for a non-conference dual match between the Gillett Suring Matmen and the Southern Door Eagles. Last season, Southern Door went 0-3 in duals matches, but it was not indicative of how good this team was on the mat. The Eagles routinely forfeited about a quarter to a third of their weight class, often leading to holes they would have to pin themselves out of in matches. Individually, it was a great year. Senior Tory Jandrin and Michael Bertrand each made it to state and each walked out of Madison with hardware, each registering 4th place finishes. Senior Ben Hoida and junior Logan Walker are back after injuries plagued the end of their seasons last year and sophomore Ben Kielar will once again set up shop at the 106 pound weight class. This season also marks the first in the team's history in Division 3. Gone for sure from last year's Gillett-Suring team M&O Conference wrestler of the year Alex Zeitler and some of their other all-conference wrestlers are as well, but honorable mention senior wrester Preston Fischer returns for the Matmen.  Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call with the pre-match show at 6:30 p.m. and wrestling action at 7 p.m.

Area Deer Hunters Get A Second Hunt With Anterless Deer T-Zone Starting Thursday


By Paul Schmitt




The regular deer gun hunting season closed on November 27 but area hunters get another chance to break out the blaze orange again for the four-day T-Zone hunt this weekend.  Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says hunters have a couple more opportunities to harvest a deer.

 



 

The statewide muzzleloader season just concluded with the archery season ending on January 8.  According to the DNR, a total of 834,092 gun, archery, and crossbow licenses were sold in the state this year which reflects about a 15,000 decrease from 2015.

Packers Mike Pennel Suspended Four Games


By Green Bay Packers




Mike Pennel of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to a statement released by an NFL Spokesperson.

 

Pennel's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Packers' active roster on Monday, January 2 following the team's January 1 game against the Detroit Lions.

 

Because of the confidentiality of the process, the Packers will not have any comment on this matter.

 

High School Hoops Tuesday Night Features 100-Point Eagles Outing


By Nick Freimuth




The Southern Door boys are the second team this season in the Packerland Conference to eclipse the century mark. The Eagles beat Oconto 100-88. A new school and Packerland Conference record was set by Nick LeCaptain in the game. The senior shooting guard scored 50 points in the win. Coach Derik Hawkey said that he believes this is an all-time area record and one he feels will be tough to break.

 

The Kewaunee girls continued to impress with a 77-23 victory over Sevastopol Tuesday night. Olivia Wagner scored nine points to lead the Pioneers. Courtney Tebo added eight in the loss. Sevastopol is now (1-6) on the season.

 

Luxemburg-Casco needed overtime to pull out an exciting victory 65-63 against Fox Valley Lutheran. Cassie Schiltz scored 25 points to pace the  Spartans.

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Goes International


By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Monday night was special on many accounts. The program started by honoring Sturgeon Bay Boy Scouts as our "WRLU Team of the Week." Next we welcomed back Packers quarterback Joe Callahan.

The rookie quarterback played with the Saints and Browns since his release from the Packers two months ago. Callahan brought special guest Joe Kerridge along for the show. The Packers fullback is a Michigan graduate and has also played journeyman in his rookie year. Kerridge spent all of training camp and the beginning of the season with the Redskins.

The show concluded Monday night with our Boys and Girls Club Member of the Week. Noelle Patza, a third grader, was celebrated for her efforts at the club. We also had a chance to meet Southern Door foreign exchange student Ingvill Holmberg. The Norway exchange student gave our Packers tips on skiing, remarked on her reaction to seeing Lambeau Field for the first time and admitted she had never heard of the Packers before coming to Wisconsin.

Next week's show will move to the Jim Olson Motors GM location. The show runs from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and will feature Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling as our "Team of the Week."

Vikings Top Blue Devils 43-40


By Brandon Enroth




 

Started off the half much more aggressively than last game vs GB New Lutheran. The group forced errant passes and played with attentiveness as a unit, which was a huge improvement from GB New Lutheran this past Friday. As the half went on they were able to jump out to a 17-8 lead at one point. Pluff lead the way for Gibraltar with twelve points, three rebounds, adding one steal.

 

Oconto's Alyson Nerenhausen has been the backbone for them all year and it showed in the first half. Oconto's offense kept trying to feed her and Mara Allen in the post where they were met nicely by Peyton Pluff, Riley Haleen, Sheridan Ash & Ida Whitney. The notable momentum shift of the half was whenGibraltar led 27-20, Nerenhausen drove back the other way and quickly drew a foul with 2.4 seconds to play in the half, and was able to convert a 3 point play cutting the lead to 4.

 

Oconto responded strongly in the second half with a 7-0 run creating a large amount of uncomfortable tension within the Gibraltar High School gym. When Sheridan Ash ended the run with a nice offensive rebound and a layup, Gibraltar started to get most of the baskets to fall their way. Nerenhausen was shut down in the second half, and she finished with only 12 points in the contest.

 

Josh Kropuenske talked about how the first half for the Vikings was one of the best they have had all season.



 

Gibraltar and Oconto now stand at similar records of 2-2 within the Packerland conference. Gibraltar next plays against an undetermined opponent at the Kohler Tournament. Oconto travels to East Green Bay on December 13th for their next matchup.

 

Gibraltar Comes Up Short In First Road Loss To Algoma 52-47


By Brandon Enroth




The Gibraltar Boys basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Monday night to Algoma by a final score of 52-47. The Vikings came out strong in the first half holding the Wolves to only 15 points in the first half however Coach Justin Burress thinks there were several factors that led to a change in momentum in the second half.

 



 

Gibraltar did have a bright spot in their offense. Tyler Kropuenske totaled a season high 22 points and was "an absolute force in the paint, he was able to knock down some nice fifteen-footers" according to Burress. Defensively, the Vikings did not play as disciplined as they did in the first half. Thanks to key defensive adjustments by Algoma, and more second change scoring opportunities, the Wolves were able to hang on for the victory.

 

Gibraltar plays next against GB New Lutheran on Thursday night in Fish Creek, while Algoma travels to Sturgeon Bay on Friday for a showdown with the Clippers.

Packerland Hoops Monday Night


By Nick Freimuth




Monday night Packerland Conference basketball featured impressive victories for both Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. The Clippers were 83-54 winners over Kewaunee. Conner Gajda scored 23 points, Carson Talbert added 12, Tanner DeGrave poured in 11 points and Edmon Kurschner scored ten points in a very balanced Sturgeon Bay attack.

 

Algoma topped Gibraltar 52-47 with Casey Stangel leading all scorers with 22 points. Matt Bluett added 13 points in the victory. Tyler Kropuenske matched Stangel's game-high. He also poured in 22 points in a very impressive outing in the paint.

Southern Door Wrestling Off To Solid Start


By Jerry Englebert




As a team, Southern Door went (4-1) over the weekend and took second place at the Crivitz Invitational.  This years team has good numbers but still missing a couple lower weight classes and some weights not set yet as wrestlers compete for positions.







Team Scores

Southern Door 60  Crivitz 12

Southern Door 27  Marinette 12

Southern Door 53  Florence/Niagra 18

Southern Door 27  Oshkosh West 39

Southern Door 48 Hortonville 27




This tournament is a good one to get the rust off and back into the swing of things for our experienced guys.  It also gives coaches a chance to see wrestlers who have never wrestled in High School, or at all, in a competitive match for the first time.  Everyone had a chance to wrestle and bond as a team.


That said we looked good for the first time out.   Plenty of room for improvement, but this early in the season there is a lot of technique we have not covered or worked on yet.  I was very happy to see that no one ever gave up and that everyone had fun.  We were carried by our upperclassmen, as expected, but others wrestled well and I expect more good things from them in the future.




Individuals


Logan Walker: 3-0 (3) Pins






River Pawelski: 3-0 (2) FF (1) Pin

Ben Hoida:  3-0 (1) FF (1) Pin

Michael Bertrand:  3-0 (1) Pin (1) TF (1) Dec.

Tory Jandrin:  3-0 (3) Pins




This week Thursday Southern Door is at Suring to Dual Gillett Suring coop and then on to Bayport for the Battle on the Bay Saturday.


Gibraltar Looks To Rebound Against Oconto Tuesday Night


By Brandon Enroth




Rebounding from road losses this season hasn't been a problem for the Gibraltar Girls basketball team. They traveled to Kewaunee earlier in the year losing 56-19, then rebounded by beating last year's conference champion Algoma at home in overtime the following week 58-54. The team will try to repeat that trend Tuesday night in Fish Creek as the red hot Oconto Blue Devils travel up the peninsula for another fantastic Packerland conference matchup.

 

After a frustrating loss on Friday to GB N.E.W Lutheran, Head Coach Josh Kropuenske was frustrated with the 29 turnovers the Vikings committed which helped GB N.E.W Lutheran pull away late in the second half. Coming into this matchup, he says he wants one thing from his team.

 



 

Coming into this game, the Vikings currently sit behind Oconto within Packerland conference rankings. Oconto holds a (2-1) record while Gibraltar sits two slots below at (1-2). The Blue Devils are riding a two game winning streak beating Wabeno/Laona 53-42 before beating Sevastopol this past Friday night 82-52. The Blue Devils are led by senior forward Alyson Nerenhausen who on the year is averaging over 15 points per game. Complementing Nerenhausen is fellow senior forward Becky Berth who averages over 8 rebounds and 8 points per game.

 

Gibraltar and Oconto are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 pm at Gibraltar High School.

 

 

 

Ski-For-Free Volunteer Training Scheduled


By Gretchen Schmelzer




Volunteer Training for this winter's Ski –For-Free program will be held on Thursday, December 15,  6:30-7:30 pm  at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve, 2041 Michigan Street in the Collins Learning Center.

 

Hands-on training will be provided to assist volunteers in outfitting visitors with cross country skis and snowshoes for use on Crossroad's five mile trail system.  Volunteer commitment time is flexible.

 

Call Gretchen at 920-493-0090  to register or Coggin at Crossroads at 746-5895.  Sponsored by Friends of Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports.

An Ugly Win Is Still A Good Win For The Packers


By Nick Freimuth




A sloppy first half was only a precursor of what was to come in the second at Lambeau Field Sunday. The Packers led 7-0 at half time and beat the Houston Texans 21-13 in a snow globe type day at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers was limited in his mobility after he sustained a hamstring injury in Week 12 against the Eagles in Philadelphia. He did have enough in his legs however to lead Green Bay to (6-6) on the season going 20/30 passing for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

Jordy Nelson was his favorite target on the afternoon. Nelson finished with eight catches for 118 yards including a touchdown. Randall Cobb also found himself on the receiving end of a quick-six. Cobb made the most of his three catches in the game.

He has not quite yet hit John "Kuuuuuuhn" folklore status yet, but fullback Aaron Ripkowski took another step in that direction Sunday. He scored on a two-yard plunge to cap the scoring for Green Bay and the win.

In the first half, Julius Peppers moved further up the all-time sack list.  When the future Hall of Famer sacked Brock Osweiler it was number 142.5 in his career. Peppers is now fifth all-time after passing Michael Strahan.

Green Bay will host Seattle for a 3:25 PM kickoff next Sunday back at Lambeau Field. The Packers are still two games back of Detroit in the NFC North after the Lions handled the Saints quite easily Sunday.

Welcome Back Packers Quarterback Joe Callahan At Jim Olson Motors Monday Night


By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone returns to Jim Olson Motors Chrysler location Monday night at 5:30 PM. Packers players Joe Callahan and Joe Kerridge will be on hands to help us honor the team of the week, Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling.

The first portion of the broadcast will be devoted to the Spartans. After 6:00 PM, the Green Bay quarterback and fullback will jump in and answer studio audience questions, pose for pictures and sign autographs.

The show is free and open to everyone. You are invited to join us and be a part of a fun-filled evening broadcast live on 104.1 FM WRLU and streamed worldwide under the listen on demand link on the right hand side of DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Packers Make Weekend Roster Moves


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers activated CB Makinton Dorleant from reserve/injured; designated for return and placed CB Demetri Goodson on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Saturday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

(MACK-in-tin DOOR-lee-aunt) Dorleant, a 5-foot-11, 182-pound rookie out of Northern Iowa, signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 6 and was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 5. He played in 40 games with 39 starts over three seasons at Northern Iowa after transferring from the University of Maryland (2011-12), where he appeared in 11 games. Dorleant will wear No. 20 for the Packers.

The Green Bay Packers also signed QB Joe Callahan to the practice squad and released WR Dez Stewart from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Friday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Callahan, a 6-foot-1, 216-pound rookie, was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted rookie out of Wesley College on May 6. After being released by the Packers on Oct. 13, he was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Saints.  Callahan was released by the Saints on Oct. 22 and claimed by the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 24, but was released on Nov. 29. In 2015, he became the first NCAA Division III quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a season, earning the Gagliardi Trophy, the highest award in Division III football.

Badgers Basketball Triumphant Over Oklahoma 90-70


By Brandon Enroth




The Wisconsin Badgers Men's basketball team won decisively over the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday by a final score of 90-70. Although trailing by three at the end of the first half, the Badgers stormed back and outscored the Sooners 53-30.

The Badgers were led by Nigel Hayes who went 8/13 from the floor scoring 28. Wisconsin shot as a team over 52% from the floor which just too much for the Sooners to handle defensively. Oklahoma was led by Rashard Odomes who scored 17 shooting 7/10 on the night.

The Badgers next play on Wednesday evening with a 7:00pm tip off with Idaho State.

 

 

 

 

Badgers 2nd-Half Collapse Gives Nittany Lions Big 10 Title 38-31


By Brandon Enroth




The Wisconsin Badgers lost any hope of making into the College Football Playoff with a loss in the Big 10 Championship Game to Penn State 38-31. The Badgers came out strong in the first quarter and set the tone early by scoring 14 unanswered points thanks to scores by Austin Ramesh and Corey Clement. Penn State responded with a touchdown of their own making the game 14-7, only to turn the ball over on their ensuing offensive possession in which Ryan Connelly returned a fumble recovery for a score. On the next Badger possession, Dare Ogunbowale increased the lead to 28-7 after a short seven-yard scamper.

From the final minutes of the first half and throughout the entire second half, Penn State began to dominate the Badgers on offense and defense making several key adjustments at half-time. Quarterback Trace McSorley threw for a Big 10 Championship record 384 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Badgers defensive backs had a size disadvantage against the much taller wideouts of Penn State. McSorley's favorite targets were WR Saeed Blacknall and TE Mike Gesicki who racked up over 200 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns during the game between the both of them.

The victory for Penn State throws a wrench into the gears of the selection committee of the College Football Playoff as they will have to make a tough decision who should be the final four teams to play for a chance to win the national title. To make matters even more difficult all of the teams that were within the top four won their respective conference championships. #1 Alabama won yesterday over #15 Florida winning the SEC Championship 57-16, #4 Washington won the Pac 12 Championship on Friday night over #9 Colorado 41-10, and #3 Clemson held on over #19 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship 42-35. #2 Ohio State and #5 Michigan did not play yesterday since they did not make it into the Big 10 Championship.

The Badgers will play in the Cotton Bowl on  January 2 at noon against Western Michigan. UW is #8 and Western Michigan in unbeaten and ranked #15 in the country.

 

 

 

Gibraltar Girls Basketball Upended By GB N.E.W Lutheran 47-41


By Brandon Enroth




 

The Gibraltar Girls Basketball team suffered their second Packerland Conference loss of the season Friday night when they were defeated on the road against Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran 47-41. The Vikings and Blazers exchanged many lead changes during the first half, up until the last four minutes or so. Sloppy basketball was all that remained during the first half as both teams had muliple empty possessions due to careless fouls or errant turnovers. After the game Coach Josh Kropuenske this type of play is not what he is used to seeing from his team.

 



 

Peyton Pluff led the Vikings in scoring with 17, and a slew of rebounds. Sheridan Ash scored 11 points before she fouled out of the game late in the second half for the first time this season. Hannah Helm had some nice passes and a long three pointer that sparked a small momentum change a couple minutes into the second half. However, the Blazers were the team to make the adjustments at halftime and take over the game.

 

Morgan Meerstein, and Afton Wenger were terrific on both ends of the court. On offense Meerstein led the Blazers with 20 points, Wenger followed up with producing 12 of her own with 6 of those coming by free throws later in the game that would prove to be the difference. The game was as close as a one point differential during the second half, but everytime Gibraltar tried to apply a full court press or trap, the Blazers had an answer when it came to bringing the ball up the court. Head Coach Josh Kropuenske blames himself for the loss and says he didn't do a good enough job preparing the girls for this game.

 

 

The Vikings next play on Tuesday against Oconto at 7:30, while the Blazers will travel to Sturgeon Bay to play the Clippers that same evening.

 

The Hill Raceway Driver's Meeting Tonight


By Nick Freimuth




Stock car drivers from throughout the state and Upper Michigan will be flocking to Door County Friday night for the first official meeting for the brand new racetrack, The Hill. Sturgeon Bay's clay oval will re-open with a new name and new owners/promoters in 2017.

 

The Institute Saloon will host this evening's driver's meeting/informational meeting at 7:00 PM. PKS3, the name of the ownership group, will go over rules, divisions, advertising, their decision to drop IMCA, season passes, kids, equipment and a whole bunch more.

 

It was also announced this week that Rass Excavating will be providing all of the equipment to keep the track in pristine condition in 2017. The group will also give thanks to some very influential people that made this dream a reality and kept racing alive in Door County including Gary Nault, John White, the Door County Board, and numerous sponsors.

 

PKS# expects to release their 2017 racing schedule on or before January 15th, 2017.

Southern Door Soaring Higher In Boys Hoops


By Nick Freimuth




First year head coach Derik Hawkey has incorporated a little of his playing style in the way his young Eagles are attacking the 2016-2017 schedule. A former 1,000-point scorer, Hawkey led Southern Door to another 90-plus point outing Thursday night.

 

The Eagles crushed Green Bay West 92-69. Underclassman Kyle Daoust was the leading scorer with 27 points.

Packers Could Be Back In Driver's Seat In NFC North By Sunday Night


By Nick Freimuth




The Minnesota Vikings are now back to even with the Packers in the NFC North standings. The Lions have a two-game lead but if they fall on Sunday and the Packers prevail, Green Bay would control their own destiny in terms of winning the division.

Sunday at noon, the (5-6) Packers will host the (6-5) Texans. It is the first home game in nearly a month for the Packers. Green Bay holds a (2-1) advantage in the series but only one team in the NFL is undefeated at Lambeau Field. The Texans are (1-0) all time in Green Bay.

Sunday's game is expected to be another high scoring affair. Green Bay is second in the league for the most 23-plus point games dating back to Week 3.

Sunday is not quite a must win game for Green Bay. However if the Packers lose and Lions win, the playoffs are likely out of the question for the Packers this season.

What You Need To Know If You're Going To Lambeau Sunday


By Green Bay Packers




Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans, which will feature the Packers' annual Toys for Tots collection prior to the game.

 

The Toys for Tots collection offers fans the opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in the area through the U.S. Marine Corps. Cash donations will be accepted as well. U.S. Marines will be stationed throughout the parking lots to collect Toys for Tots donations prior to gate openings, and will continue collecting donations through kickoff.

 

Sunday's game also will celebrate the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition and students from the NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60 program will be recognized on the field before kickoff.

 

Prior to the game, the Packers will host the team championship of the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Don Hutson Center. The participants, 20 boys and 20 girls ages 6 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest, and will display their passing talents on Lambeau Field as part of the pregame festivities. The competition's winners will be introduced at that time.

 

The organization also is reminding game attendees to allow plenty of time to enter the stadium gates prior to the game and to enter at the gate listed on their tickets. All fans entering Lambeau Field on gameday will use walk-through metal detectors, a league-wide mandate for use at all NFL stadium gates. The most efficient way through the detectors will be via express lanes at each gate for fans entering the stadium without any bags or stadium seats.

 

As in previous years, no bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". Small clutches that do not exceed 4.5" by 6.5" are permitted. Stadium cushions are also not allowed, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18" wide or smaller are allowed. For more information on the NFL's safety policy, please visit packers.com/carryin.

 

Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Marco Rivera and Ken Ruettgers will be taking part in fan activities at the Tundra Tailgate Zone and Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff.

 

In addition, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing U.S. Army Colonel (retired) Dan Goldthorpe and his family through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.

 

Country musician Clare Dunn will perform the national anthem. Additionally, a flyover will be performed by two U.S. Navy F-18 jets, supported by the VFC-12, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Sunday's pregame festivities will also honor Matthew Vorpahl from Lawrence, Wis., as the Shopko Kick-off Kid. Matthew is being honored in the Shopko Kids Making a Difference program for supporting the K-9 police unit in his community after raising money at his lemonade stand to care for Bax, the newest K-9 addition to the unit. Learn more at shopko.com/kickoffkid.

 

At halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner, will feature players from Ashwaubenon High School and Green Bay Southwest High School in an on-field competition. Next, an ultimate Frisbee competition will take place between the Madison Radicals, Wisconsin's only professional ultimate team, and the Wisconsin College All-Star Team, comprised of players who compete on university teams in Wisconsin.

 

Mittens, compliments of Sentry, will be distributed to fans the giveaway item at the game.

 

All fans, even those without game tickets, can attend the premier gameday tailgate party in the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) in the Lambeau Field parking lot, featuring live bands, alumni autographs and food and beverages. The Lambeau Field Atrium, parking lots and TTZ will open at 8 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 10 a.m. Visit http://www.packers.com/gameday/ for more information.

Gibraltar Girls Basketball Prepares To Face Off With GB New Lutheran


By Brandon Enroth




The Gibraltar Vikings Girls Basketball gets back into action on Friday night as they travel to Green Bay for a battle with Packerland conference foe GB New Lutheran. They haven't played a game since they upset Algoma in overtime back on November 21st.  Head Coach Kropuenske believes that his team will have favorable matchups against a similar team that the Lancers bring to the floor.

 



 

The last time these two teams faced off was back on January 29th of last year where the Viking were able to beat the Lancers 55-50. In their December 4th game of 2015, the Vikings won by a slightly larger margin of victory winning 55-37. Despite last years success against the Lancers, Kropuenske believes two things must happen for the Vikings to put them in position to have similar success as last year.

 



 

105.1 More FM will have coverage starting at 7:00 with the Piggily Wiggily of Sister Bay Pre-Game Show, leading you into tip-off at 7:30 with Brandon Enroth providing the play-by-play, while Tim Kowols serves as color commentary. Listeners may also stream the game through the streaming link on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

 

YMCA Volleyball Week 3 Standings


By Tyler Powell




A LEAGUE:

Some Spike It Hot defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-11;15-7;15-10)

Music Masters DJ's defeated The P.E.S.T.S. 3-0 (15-2;15-8;15-11)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated To Be Determined 3-0 (15-6; 15-2; 15-6)

 

Standings:

Music Masters DJs                       8-1

Some Spike It Hot                               8-1

Nicolet Beach Concessions            7-2

To Be Determined                       4-5

The Rads                                   0-9

The P.E.S.T.S.                             0-9

 

 

B LEAGUE:

Redroom defeated Bricklot 1 3-0 (15-9; 15-7; 15-10)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated USCG 3-0 (15-0; 15-6; 15-6)

Econo Double Baggers defeated Hatco Serve-Rites 3-0(15-12;15-0;15-1)

Door County Coffee defeated Bricklot 2 3-0 (15-4; 15-3; 15-8)

Peninsula Podiatry defeated Institute Saloon 2-1 (16-14; 5-15; 15-4)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             9-0

Bay Ship Sharks                   7-2

Door County Coffee             7-2

Peninsula Podiatry               5-4

Econo Double Baggers          5-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                3-6

US Coast Guard                   3-6

Bricklot 2                           2-7

Bricklot 1                           2-7

Institute Saloon                  1-7

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