Sports Archives for 2017-01

Sturgeon Bay Boys Basketball Routs Two Rivers

By Nick Freimuth

Sturgeon Bay Basketball added another impressive win to their resume Tuesday night against Two Rivers. A 76-48 non-conference victory is the latest reason the Clippers believe they have earned a number one seed come tournament time. The Clippers are tied atop the Packerland Conference with just one conference loss. They are also the only team to beat the other conference co-leader, Southern Door.


Mitchell Jackson led all scorers Tuesday against Two Rivers. He tallied 16 points while teammates Conner Gajda scored 15, Carson Talbert chipped in 13 and Jared Van Bramer added 12.

Area Ice Fishing Heats Up Over Weekend As Cooler Temperatures Improve Ice Conditions

By Paul Schmitt

Area ice fishing anglers reported successful catches this past weekend.  Professional Ice Fishing Guide and voice of the Door County Fishing Report JJ Malvitz says the whitefish were really biting the last few days.  The key for many anglers was maximizing every opportunity.



Malvitz says ice conditions stabilized in the past week with ice between 12 to 15 inches deep in many areas.  For the latest complete Door County fishing report from JJ Malvitz, go to the audio link below:


(Photo contributed)

Packers Sign Long Snapper

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed long snapper Taybor Pepper. The transaction was announced Friday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


Pepper, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound rookie, was a four-year (2012-2015) starting long snapper at Michigan State University where he appeared in 54 career games.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Team Excels Saturday & Sunday

By Kevin Slezewski 

It was a busy weekend for the Southern Door Youth Wrestling Team with tournaments on Saturday and Sunday. 


At Wrightstown on Saturday, the team brought home 3rd Place!  Individual results:

1st Place - Oliver Wilke, Lance Veeser, Jonah LeFevre, Trevin Veeser

2nd Place - Zak Wrobel

3rd Place - Josh Nachtwey, Reese Sund, Austin Ferron, Keny Lynch

4th Place - Clark LeFevre, Kyler LaLuzerne, Wyatt Wilke, Colton Krueger, Bradan Wessel

5th Place - Benjamin Ackerman, Colin Everard, Gavin Geisel



Sunday at the Two Rivers Youth Tournament results were:

1st Place - Zak Wrobel, Kyle Conard, Trenton Krueger, Jonah LeFevre 

2nd Place - Ben DeNamur, Mason Motquin

3rd Place - Grant Englebert, Griffin Slezewski, Brady Tooley, Clark LeFevre, Jaxson Rozmiarek-Kostichka, Lucas Conard, Anthony Brunette

4th Place - Tucker Cornette, Dakoda Cornette, Isaiah Witzcak, Shaun Tooley, Ethan Alexander, Jadalyn Grosshuesch, Bradley Skippon

5th Place - James Paul, Brayden Kinnard

Southern Door Varsity Wrestling Wins Weekend Tournament

By Jerry Englebert

Today's tournament was quite a drive.  We were looking to see some of the D3 teams and individuals we will be facing at sectionals as we get set for the post season.   Happy to say the guys came ready to wrestle. We had a great week of practice and it carried into the tournament.

Ben Kielar got us started out at 106 with a decision and three pins for the title. Ben wrestled his best matches of the year with upsets over both of the top seeds for his first title. Great experience for him coming into regionals.

Michael Bertrand and Tory Jandrin both continued to dominate winning titles and helped us claim the team title as well.

Also placing were River Pawelski second,  Ben Hoida third, Mason Davis, Fischer Pawelski and Seth Suess fourth and Wes Wrobel fifth

Also a special accomplishment for Michael Bertrand surpassing the career win record at Southern Door with 160 career wins.

Next up is regionals at Brillion in two weeks.

Hustisford Invitational Results for Southern Door

106 - Ben Kieler (16-16) placed 1st and scored 16.00 team points.
Round 1 - Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 16-16 won by fall over Ben Tanke (St. John`s Northwestern Military) 6-7 (Fall 1:25)
Round 3 - Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 16-16 won by decision over Kody Schmidt (Hustisford) 5-12 (Dec 5-1)
Round 4 - Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 16-16 won by fall over Mateah Roehl (Johnson Creek) 15-3 (Fall 1:22)
Round 5 - Ben Kieler (Southern Door) 16-16 won by fall over Trevor Roskopf (Horicon) 3-10 (Fall 1:58)

113 - Fischer Pawelski (18-18) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 18-18 won by fall over Reed Garsky (Johnson Creek) 9-9 (Fall 2:30)
Semifinal - Luke Pulvermacher (Princeton) 21-8 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 18-18 (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Semi - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 18-18 won by major decision over Max Raymond (CFFRPardeeRioRand) 12-12 (MD 12-2)
3rd Place Match - Julian Thull (Dodgeland) 21-10 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 18-18 (Fall 4:42)

132 - River Pawelski (34-3) placed 2nd and scored 12.00 team points.
Round 1 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Casey Dykstra (Princeton) 16-9 (Fall 0:36)
Round 2 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Anthony Purpi (Johnson Creek) 13-13 (Fall 0:47)
Round 4 - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Tyler Olson (CFFRPardeeRioRand) 8-14 (Fall 1:01)
Round 5 - Aidan Medora (St. John`s Northwestern Military) 25-1 won by decision over River Pawelski (Southern Door) 34-3 (Dec 5-0)

138 - Ben Hoida (11-11) placed 3rd and scored 15.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Ben Hoida (Southern Door) 11-11 won by decision over Colton Peterson (Parkview) 9-14 (Dec 10-4)
Semifinal - Bill Condon (Horicon) 25-9 won by fall over Ben Hoida (Southern Door) 11-11 (Fall 1:12)
Cons. Semi - Ben Hoida (Southern Door) 11-11 won by major decision over Ethan Budnik (Hustisford) 5-11 (MD 11-2)
3rd Place Match - Ben Hoida (Southern Door) 11-11 won by fall over Colton Peterson (Parkview) 9-14 (Fall 0:54)

145 - Wesley Wrobel (5-2) placed 5th and scored 9.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Kaden Grieser (Cambridge) 7-13 won by fall over Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-2 (Fall 2:33)
Cons. Round 1 - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-2 won by fall over Sam Budig (Johnson Creek) 3-8 (Fall 1:57)
5th Place Match - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-2 won by decision over Broedan Yech (Dodgeland) 11-9 (Dec 2-1)

152 - Raul Lopez (17-18) placed 6th and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 17-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Terry Myadze (Princeton) 23-8 won by major decision over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 17-18 (MD 13-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 17-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 17-18 won by major decision over Lukas David (Johnson Creek) 6-8 (MD 13-2)
5th Place Match - Hunter Mann (Horicon) 20-9 won by decision over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 17-18 (Dec 3-1)

160 - Michael Bertrand (34-3) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Jack Spudich (Hartford Union) 3-7 (Fall 3:47)
Semifinal - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Jake Pronchinske (Palmyra-Eagle) 5-9 (Fall 3:31)
1st Place Match - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 34-3 won by fall over Malachi Dornfeld (Dodgeland) 21-11 (Fall 4:14)

170 - Seth Suess (11-13) placed 4th and scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 11-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 11-13 won by fall over Connor Sullivan (Palmyra-Eagle) 16-10 (Fall 4:51)
Semifinal - Josh Moser (Kenosha St. Joseph) 20-3 won by fall over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 11-13 (Fall 1:52)
3rd Place Match - Alex David (Johnson Creek) 18-4 won by fall over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 11-13 (Fall 2:46)

195 - Tory Jandrin (30-3) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 30-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 30-3 won by fall over Javier Dixon (Palmyra-Eagle) 8-12 (Fall 3:34)
1st Place Match - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 30-3 won by fall over Dan Olbinski (Horicon) 13-12 (Fall 0:56)

220 - Mason Davis (11-18) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
Quarterfinal - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 11-18 won by fall over Josh Layton (St. John`s Northwestern Military) 3-14 (Fall 3:15)
Semifinal - Christopher Gomez (Dodgeland) 16-15 won by fall over Mason Davis (Southern Door) 11-18 (Fall 3:28)
Cons. Semi - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 11-18 won by decision over Peyton Roraff (Hartford Union) 5-8 (Dec 4-2)
3rd Place Match - Drake McCune (Kenosha St. Joseph) 9-9 won by fall over Mason Davis (Southern Door) 11-18 (Fall 2:40)

Bosman And Smerchek Place First For Spartans At Pulaski Wrestling Invitational

By Paul Schmitt

Bryce Bosman (34-3) at 113 pounds and Dalton Smerchek (31-5) at 170 pounds finished first at the Pulaski Wrestling Invitational on Saturday for the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans.  Bosman won in with a 4-0 decision over Caleb Gross of Coleman in the first place match.   Smercheck on a sudden victory over Coleman's Jordan Blanchard (SV-1, 6-4).

Kaukauna won the invitational.

For the complete results for the Spartans from the Pulaski Invitational, go to this link:;teamBox=90626010:fontSizeBox=10:patternBox=1000&ie=false&frameSize=920

Bucks Fall To Celtics 112-108 In Overtime

By Paul Schmitt

The Milwaukee Bucks continue struggling to win basketball games as they fell to the Boston Celtics 112-108 in overtime at the Bradley Center on Saturday night.  The Bucks fell behind 42-17 in the first quarter but rallied to send the game into overtime at 102-102.  Boston (29-18) by Isaiah Thomas who scored 37 points.  Giannis Antetokounmpo paced Milwaukee (21-26) while Michael Beasley added 17.

Door County Kayak Fishing Pro Bill Schultz Featured At Chicagoland Fishing Travel And Outdoor Expo This Weekend

By Paul Schmitt

Open water fishing and kayaking might be a few months away in the area, but fishing and kayaking enthusiasts alike can look forward to outdoor shows and expos in the next couple months.  Kayak Fishing Pro and voice of the kayak fishing report Bill Schultz will be busy this weekend at a show in the Chicago area.



Schultz's Kayak Fishing series will be back in May on the radio stations of  To contact Bill with your kayak questions,  email him at

Bucks Iced North Of The Border, Fall To Raptors

By Tim Kowols

For the seventh straight time, the Milwaukee Bucks fell to their neighbors to the north, this time ending in 102-86 victory for the host Toronto Raptors.


After falling behind by as many 17 points in the first quarter, the Bucks slowly chipped away at the lead before the comeback stalled at just 7 points behind in the final stanza. The Raptors' Kyle Lowry led all scorers with 32 points, adding six assists to his stat line. The Bucks' Jabari Parker led the way for the visiting Bucks, collecting 21 points and 12 rebounds. All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds of his own in the losing effort.


The Bucks will have no rest from last night's contest as they return to the hardwood again Saturday in a contest against the Boston Celtics. The game begins at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Green Bay Captures Big Road Win In Horizon League Over Oakland

By Tim Kowols

After losing both contests to their foes from Michigan last year, the Green Bay Phoenix got on the right foot this time around and defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 80-72.


The Phoenix never trailed in the contest, led by Khalil Small's 16 points. Warren Jones, Kenneth Lowe, Kerem Kanter all added 14 points of their own in the contest. The game got close in the latter stages as the Golden Grizzlies got the deficit down to five with just 92 seconds to go. The Phoenix responded to every punch with a blow of their own, knocking down lay-ups and free throws to close the game out.


The Motown trip continues for the Phoenix when they face the Detroit-Mercy Titans at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Girls Basketball Roundup: Southern Door Grabs Conference Lead With Win Over Kewaunee

By Tim Kowols

Kewaunee suffered their first conference loss of the season after falling to Southern Door Friday night 47-44 in Brussels. Megan Pavlik led the way for the Eagles with 12 points while Tehya Bertrand added 10 points of her. The Eagles had to weather a comeback by the Storm after entering the second stanza up 11. Abby Baumgartner led the way for the Storm with 11 points, including knocking down the team's shots behind the arc and at the line.

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In other action across the area, Algoma outscored Sturgeon Bay 34-12 in the first half and did not look back as the Wolves topped the Clippers 50-23. Makayla Guilette led the way for the Wolves with 11 points while the Clippers' Morgan Nelson countered with 10 points of her own.


Luxemburg-Casco improved to 9-3 in the Northeastern Conference as they beat Fox Valley Lutheran at home 58-38. Cassie Schlitz scored 22 points while teammates Jenna Jorgensen (10), Alexis Dorner (10), and Mary Cravillion (11) all added points in the double figures.

Badgers Basketball Great Josh Gasser Talks About Why He Is Hosting A Door County Basketball Camp

By Nick Freimuth

One of the best players to ever make it from WIAA basketball to NCAA Championship caliber basketball was Josh Gasser. The Port Washington native turned Wisconsin Badger basketball star is coming to the Sturgeon Bay YMCA Saturday, February 4.


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.


The cost to attend the camp is $65 and includes pictures and autographs from Josh Gasser. The radio stations of had a chance to catch up with Gasser this week. Listen to the complete interview below by clicking on the audio link.


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


YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League Results

By Tyler Powell

The Door County YMCA Volleyball League has passed the midway point of the season and just one game separates first and second place. Nicolet Beach Concessions gained a game in the standings thanks to third place P.E.S.T.S taking a game from second place Music Masters Monday night. Here is a look at league standings after nine weeks of play at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA.



Music Masters DJ's defeated The P.E.S.T.S. 2-1 (15-12; 10-15; 15-8)

Some Spike It Hot defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-0; 15-12; 15-5)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated To Be Determined 3-0

(15-12; 15-12; 15-12)



Nicolet Beach Concessions             24-3

Music Masters DJ's                       23-4

Some Spike It Hot                      16-11

The P.E.S.T.S.                             14-13

To Be Determined                        5-22

The Rads                                      0-27



Econo Double Baggers defeated Redroom 2-1 (15-17; 15-6; 18-16)

Peninsula Podiatry defeated USCG 3-0 (15-2; 15-5; 15-13)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bricklot 1 2-1 (15-9; 10-15; 15-11)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated Bricklot 2 2-1 (15-13; 15-9; 12-15)

Door County Coffee defeated Institute Saloon 3-0 (15-10; 15-2; 15-2)



Redroom                            23-4

Econo Double Baggers          21-5

Bay Ship Sharks                  18-9

Door County Coffee             18-9

Hatco Serve-Rites                12-15

Peninsula Podiatry               12-15

Institute Saloon                   11-15

Bricklot 1                           8-19

US Coast Guard                  7-20

Bricklot 2                           4-23

Packers Sign Eight Players To Reserve/Futures Contracts

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed C Jacob Flores, LB Reggie Gilbert, WR Antwan Goodley, LB Derrick Mathews, G Lucas Patrick, DT Brian Price, TE Beau Sandland and S Jermaine Whitehead. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


All of the players finished the season on the Packers' practice squad.

LeCaptain Hits 1,000 Career Points In Eagles Win

By Nick Freimuth Photo Submitted By Derek Hawkey

Nick LeCaptain became the seventh varsity boys basketball player at Southern Door to eclipse the 1,000 point mark with a 39 point effort against Oconto last night. His point total was also the second most in a single game following his 50 point outing earlier this season.


Southern Door topped Oconto 73-54 to keep their hands on a share of the conference lead with Sturgeon Bay who also won Tuesday night. Eagles Coach Derek Hawkey was the fifth player at Southern Door to eclipse 1,000 points so the post game picture he forwarded us above was a very fitting end to a great night of high school hoops. Mitchell Neubauer and Mitchell Gerrend scored 1,000 points within the last three seasons as well for the Eagles.

Algoma Turns Up The Heat In Second Half Against Gibraltar on 105.1 FM

By Nick Freimuth

After 30 minutes of lead changes, the Algoma varsity boys basketball team started to pull away from Gibraltar en route to a 52-44 win on The New More FM 105.1. Booker Prokash scored 14, Aiden Wallace added ten and Max Grovogel scored ten points to lead the Wolves past the Vikings.


Tyler Kropuenske scored 14 points for Gibraltar to lead all scorers. The Vikings fell to (3-5) while Algoma took the third spot n the conference outright at (4-4).

Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Run Away From Wrightstown 90-56 On 96.7FM WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan continued its dominance in the North Eastern Conference Tuesday night with a 90-56 victory over the Wrightstown Tigers in high school boys basketball.

L-C (9-0, 10-2 overall) turned a close 14-14 game in the first six minutes into a huge 49-23 lead at halftime. Bryce Tekulve scored 26 and Mitchell Jandrin added 13 as the Spartans hit 11 three pointers.  Wrightstown (4-5, 8-7 overall) finished with 12 three-pointers but it was not enough to stay with the offensive powerhouse Spartans.

The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK 96.7FM and streamed on will be next Friday, February 3 as the girl's team hosts 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.  The game video can also be seen on facebook live on DoorCountyDailyNews.

Packers David Bakhtiari Named To Pro Bowl Roster

By Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers tackle David Bakhtiari has been named to the Pro Bowl roster, the league announced Monday. He replaces Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters, who is unable to participate due to injury.


This is Bakhtiari's first trip to the Pro Bowl and he becomes the first Green Bay offensive tackle to be named to the Pro Bowl since Chad Clifton in 2010. For the third time in his career, Bakhtiari started all 16 games at left tackle during the regular season. He was named second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press after being part of a line that helped the Packers rank in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring (No. 4, 27.0), yards per game (No. 8, 368.8), passing yards per game (No. 7, 262.4), yards per carry (No. 7, 4.55), third-down conversions (No. 2, 46.7), first downs (No. 7, 349), time of possession (No. 5, 31:14) and giveaways (t-No. 8, 17).

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Season Finale A Major Success

By Nick Freimuth

The final broadcast of the 2016-2017 Jim Olson Motors Red Zone on 104.1 FM WRLU featured another packed house at the Ford Store. Southern Door Youth Wrestling helped us wrap up the season. Club President Kevin Sezewski and Coach Matt Motquin helped coordinate nearly 40 wrestlers as they each got a chance to be highlighted on the radio.


Packers Corey Linsley and Joe Callahan were our special guests Monday. The players were extra gracious with their time and stories. Each recounted some incredible memories from the season. Linsley said the word "inspiring" best summarizes what Green Bay accomplished this season.


Callahan said, "look what we accomplished with all of the injuries we sustained this season. Imagine what we could do with Sam Shields, Eddie (Lacy), Jared Cook for the entire season and many others."


The 2016-2017 Red Zone will go down as the best season of the show by far. After five years, the program has evolved in all the right ways so far and there is much more to come. The implementation of a memorabilia and sports cards booth this season was a great addition thanks to Tim's Sports Cards in New Franken. FaceBook live will be a staple of the show next season as it was last night. This will give people anywhere in the world the opportunity to watch the show anywhere in the world.


The caliber of guests this season was truly second to none. Names like Jared Cook, Jeff Janis, Corey Linsley, Datone Jones, Jake Schum, Geronimo Allison, Kenny Clark, and Dean Lowry made for extra excitement each week. A big thank you goes out to our weekly co-hosts Joe Callahan and Brett Hundley. Also, thank you to Sonny's Italian Kitchen for feeding our guests each week, and promotional consideration from White Birch Inn, Door County Charters and JJ's Guide Service.

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Gibraltar Boys Basketball To Host Algoma Tonight On 105.1 FM

By Nick Freimuth

Tonight on the NEW MORE FM 105.1 FM the Gibraltar boys basketball team will host Algoma. Vikings Coach Justin Burress will jump start the broadcast at 7:00 PM. Approximate tip time  is 7:15 PM. Gibraltar student athlete Brandon Stillman will serve as color commentator along with Nick Freimuth on the call.


The game will also be streamed worldwide at by clicking on the listen on demand link and then select 105.1 FM.

The Luxemburg-Casco Boys Basketball Hosts Wrightstown Tonight On 96.7FM WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans (8-0, 9-2 overall) play host to the Wrightstown Tigers in a Northeastern Conference game Tuesday night. The Spartans are coming off a 66-55 victory over the Denmark Vikings Saturday night and are in a stretch of five games in ten nights. Mitchell Jandrin poured in 20 points and Jacob Wortruba added 18 more for the Spartans. L-C defeated the Tigers (4-4, 8-6 overall) earlier this year 76-60 at Wrightstown. Tonight's pregame show will start on 96.7FM WBDK at 7 pm with the tip off at 7:15 pm with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call. The game will also be streamed live at

Pawelski & Bertrand Win Titles For Eagles Wrestling In Sheboygan

By Jerry Englebert

The Southern Door Varsity Wrestling Team competed at the Herb Tyler Invite at Sheboygan North High School over the weekend.


The Eagles went with a split squad this weekend choosing to send several wrestlers to a good JV tournament at Bayport for experience.  With only 8 wrestlers we placed a respectable 9th in the 22 team field.  Random Lake showed why they are ranked #5 in D3 easily winning the title while a number of teams in the middle were fairly even.


Winning titles were River Pawelski at 132 and Michael Bertrand at 160.  River breezed into the finals where he earned a 10-1 major decision over Boerner of Cedarburg (Ranked #9 D1).  A good day for River who has been struggling in a slight mid season slump.  Michael was slowed down a little in his quarterfinal match winning by major decision 18-10.  He followed that with pin in the semi's and a tech fall in the finals.    Michael continues to wrestle well and work to hone his skills for the post season.


Tory Jandrin placed 2nd at 195 to Huiras of Random Lake (Ranked #4 D3).  Tory lost another tough overtime match in the finals (also lost in OT in the finals at Cedar Grove two weeks ago).  Tory pushed the pace the entire match and looked to be the better wrestler.  After getting the first takedown he gave up and escape then gave up a close takedown out of bounds at the end of the 2nd period which would prove costly.  In overtime it was the same thing with Tory giving up a close takedown out of bounds.  We'll learn from this one and look to make some adjustments.  We expect Tory will meet Huiras again in the post season.


Fischer Pawelski placed 5th at 113.  After a first round pin then a tough loss (to Harrington of Valders ranked #10 D2) Fischer bounced back with 3 straight pins to place.  It was a good day for Fischer to build some confidence heading into the last tournament of the year and regionals.

Not Even A Hail Mary Could Save Packers Sunday

By Nick Freimuth

A 44-21 loss is a pretty wide margin in the NFL. Sunday's NFC Championship game was much more of a blow out than even the score indicates. The Green Bay Packers trailed 24-0 at half time and could do nothing to slow the freight train known as the Atlanta Falcons.


Matt Ryan completed 27/38 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers tried to keep his team in it but could not match the soon to be MVP Ryan's efficiency. Rodgers finished 27/45 for 287 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.


Jared Cook was the top target Sunday hauling in seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Randal Cobb had six catches for 82 yards. Aaron Rodgers was also the games leading rusher with 46 yards.


Green Bay will have t he 29th pick in the NFL Draft. Pittsburgh will select 30th followed by the Falcons and Patriots. Super Bowl LI will be played Sunday, February 5th in Houston, Texas.

Linsley & Callahan On Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Season Finale Tonight

By Nick Freimuth

The final Jim Olson Motors Red Zone of the season will be held tonight at the Ford Store starting at 5:30 PM. Packers Joe Callahan and Corey Linsley will help WRLU celebrate our team of the week, Southern Door Youth Wrestling.

The show is free to attend and open  to the public. The players will answer studio audience questions, pose for pictures and sign autographs during and after the show tonight. The show will air live on 104.1 FM and worldwide at under the listen on demand link on the right hand side of this page.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Results From Bay Port Invite

By Kevin Slezewski

It was another strong showing from the Southern Door Youth Wrestlers at the Bay Port Youth Sunset Showdown on Saturday as they brought home third place in the team competition. Individual results were:

1st Place - Austin Ferron, Trevin Veeser, Oliver Wilke, Justin Jandrin, Axel Anderson

2nd Place - Axle Davister, Vince Price, Cruz Anschutz, Colton Krueger

3rd Place - Trevor Englebert, Wyatt Wilke, Colton Valley, Alex Whipple, Zak Wrobel, Trenton Krueger, Joshua Nachtwey

4th Place - Mason Motquin, Will Price, Braden Wessel

5th Place - Hayden Jeanquart



Some additional Southern Door Youth Wrestling results from Saturday's Denmark Youth Tournament:

1st Place - Jonah LeFevre, Clark LeFevre, Ethan Alexander

2nd Place - Thomas Jackson, Lance Veeser

3rd Place - Zak Wrobel, Benjamin Ackerman, Trenton Krueger, Alex Buhr, Zackery Lynch, Brayden Kinnard 

4th Place - Keny Lynch, Jaxson Rozmiarek-Kostichka, Cash Nellis



It was a challenging day of wrestling at the Bay Port Pirate Invite on Saturday for Southern Door JV and Middle School wrestlers with many matches being decided by one or two points.  This was an individual tournament with a bit of a State Qualifier feel.  Results were as follows:

1st Place - Seth Suess (JV)

2nd Place - Austin Farley (MS), Griffin Slezewski (MS), Austin Falish (MS), Isaiah Witczak (MS)

3rd Place - Wes Wrobel (JV), Brett Roen (MS), Ben Denamur (MS), Grant Englebert (MS), Drake Hoppe (MS)

4th Place - Caleb Buchberger (JV), Evan Rebman-Blasier (JV), Cody Ruelle-Graham (JV), Kameron Robinson (MS), Cody Nellis (MS), Drew Price (MS)

5th Place - Dakoda Cornette (MS), Kameron Hayes (MS), Drew Defere (MS)

6th Place - Bradley Skippon (MS), Reece Robillard (MS)

7th Place - Joshua Ditello (MS), Brodie Overbeck (MS)

8th Place - Katelyn LeCloux (MS)

Although some didn't finish as high in the standings as they hoped, there was non-stop effort!  Great job Eagles!

Southern Door Boys Keep On Winning With Victories Over NEW Lutheran And Sheboygan Falls

By Paul Schmitt

The Southern Door Eagles won back to back games this weekend to keep rolling.  The Eagles defeated NEW Lutheran Friday night 74-55 in Packerland Conference action and then won a non-conference game against Sheboygan Falls 58-45 on Saturday.  The Eagles were led by Nick LeCaptain Friday night with 35 points and Sam Gerend led the way on Saturday with 16 points.  Southern Door is now 7-1 in conference and 11-1 overall.


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Girls Defeat Waupaca Comets 55-39

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans continued playing impressive basketball as they defeated the Waupaca Comets in Waupaca 55-49 Saturday afernoon. The Spartans were led by Cassie Schiltz who scored 28 points while Jenna Jorgenson added eight points. Luxemburg-Casco (8-2, 12-2 overall) will now travel to Wrightstown Monday night to play the Tigers.

UWGB Men Fall To Youngstown State 92-89 In Horizon League Basketball

By Paul Schmitt

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix lost to the Youngstown State Penguins 92-89 in  heart breaking fashion Friday night at the Resch Center.  The Phoenix led most of the game but the Penguins came back with some hot shooting from three-pointoint line.  Youngstown State hit 9-12 threes and handed the Phoenix their second consecutive Horizon League lost.  Kerem Kanter led the Phoenix (11-8, 5-2 in conference) in scoring.  UWGB looks to bounce back Monday night as they host the Cleveland State Vikings at the Resch Center.

Spartan Wrestling Falls To Stratford 30-25 Then Defeats Two Rivers 66-10 In Tri-Match

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling split two matches in a tri in Luxemburg. Here are the results of the matches: (Weight division and outcome:)

Stratford 30.00 Luxemburg-Casco 25.00
160: Kade Ehrike (STRA) over Devan Vandenbush (LUCA) (Dec 7-4) 170: David Marquardt (STRA) over Jacob Zellner (LUCA) (Fall 4:57) 182: Dalton Smerchek (LUCA) over Dylan Schoenherr (STRA) (Dec 4-1) 195: Aiden Hoffman (STRA) over Austin Leroy (LUCA) (Fall 1:33) 220: Kamren Bornbach (STRA) over Nate Lloyd (LUCA) (Dec 9-3) 285: Phil Rasmussen (LUCA) over Jon Aguirre (STRA) (TB-1 2-1) : 106: Manny Drexler (STRA) over Lucas Joniaux (LUCA) (TF 16-1 5:16) 113: Bryce Bosman (LUCA) over Kolton Dahl (STRA) (Fall 1:05) 120: Reece Worachek (LUCA) over Mavrick Licciardi (STRA) (MD 10-1) 126: Nathan Ronsman (LUCA) over A. J. Schoenfuss (STRA) (Dec 8-3) 132: Colton Worachek (LUCA) over Derek Marten (STRA) (Dec 6-3) 138: Jake Drexler (STRA) over Cameron Lemmens (LUCA) (Dec 8-7) 145: Garrett Jeanquart (LUCA) over Jordan Becker (STRA) (Dec 17-11) 152: Mason Kauffman (STRA) over Hunter Larkin (LUCA) (MD 21-7)

Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 66.00 Two Rivers (TWRI) 10.00
170: Dalton Smerchek (LUCA) over (TWRI) (For.) 182: Austin Leroy (LUCA) over Marlon Rezash (TWRI) (Fall 1:47) 195: Shae Ruelle (TWRI) over (LUCA) (For.) 220: Nate Lloyd (LUCA) over Damien Bullock (TWRI) (Dec 3-1) 285: Phil Rasmussen (LUCA) over (TWRI) (For.) 106: Cody Holmes (TWRI) over Lucas Joniaux (LUCA) (MD 13-0) 113: Bryce Bosman (LUCA) over (TWRI) (For.) 120: Reece Worachek (LUCA) over Logan Kust (TWRI) (Dec 10-5) 126: Nathan Ronsman (LUCA) over (TWRI) (For.) 132: Colton Worachek (LUCA) over Trevor Pasek (TWRI) (Fall 0:51) 138: Cameron Lemmens (LUCA) over Tommy Bianchi (TWRI) (Fall 0:26) 145: Garrett Jeanquart (LUCA) over (TWRI) (For.) 152: Devan Vandenbush (LUCA) over Tanner Greenwood (TWRI) (Fall 2:31) 160: Jacob Zellner (LUCA) over Alex Richmond (TWRI) (Fall 0:32)

Brady Lenius Transfers To UWGB

By Nick Freimuth

One of the most talented soccer players in the history of the Sturgeon Bay High School Soccer Program has decided to transfer from St. Louis University to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. 2015 Sturgeon Bay graduate, Brady Lenius will resume his collegiate soccer career as a Phoenix. Lenius played his freshmen and sophomore seasons with the Bilikens in St. Louis.


Lenius will most likely get a chance to play his natural position of center-mid. He knows he will have to earn that spot but is ready to play anywhere with the opportunity. Since Lenius was granted his release from Saint Louis, he will be able to play in the fall for his junior season without having to sit for a year.


Lenius is pursuing a business degree with special interest in marketing. To watch a full length video interview with Brady Lenius click on the link below:

Spartans Sweep Big "Fan Appreciation Night" Doubleheader Over Panthers On WBDK 96.7FM

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco varsity basketball programs treated their home crowd to double North Eastern Conference wins Thursday night.  The L-C boys ran away with a 94-37 victory over Oconto Falls in the first game, while the Lady Spartans blew out the Panthers in the second game 68-37 on Fan Appreciation Night.

In the opener, the Spartans (7-0, 8-2 overall) scored the first 10 points and never looked back.  Nathan Coisman scored a team-high 19 points as Bryce Tekulve added 18 and Mitchell Jandrin and Jacob Wortruba chipped in 17.


In the second game of the doubleheader, the Lady Spartans (7-2, 11-2 overall) pulled away from Oconto Falls as Cassie Schiltz scored 17 of her game-high points to lead L-C.  Mary Cravillion and Jenna Jorgenson tallied 16 points each to round out a balanced Spartan attack.


Prior to the games, Dan and Sherri Delfosse were recognized as the Spartan's Fan(s) of the Year and were presented a special autographed basketball.


The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK 96.7FM and streamed on will be next Tuesday, January 24 as the boy's team hosts Wrightstown.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15pm.

Eagles Capture Conference Crown Over Clippers 34-27 On 104.1 WRLU

By Tim Kowols

The Southern Door Eagles controlled their own destiny and refused to let tiebreakers be considered as they beat Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 34-27 on 104.1 WRLU.


After Southern Door's Mason Davis opened things up with an 11-8 win over the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Trevor Wilke, the two squads traded forfeits all the way to 132 pounds when Ezra Haight squeaked out a hard fought victory over the Eagles Ben Hoida.  River Pawelski was bumped up a weight class and earned a major decision before Jared Conard won a close match over Bruce Anschutz 3-2. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol won two in a row as well, with Liam Ostrand-Kolstad with a 13-6 victory over Raul Lopez and Nathaniel Hendrickson pinning Hunter Falish in 2:30. Michael Bertrand, wrestling up a weight class at 170, put the match and the championship on ice with a 54-second pin of Collin Mirkes. Caden Kacmaryanski and Luke Brinkman would cap off the evening with victories for the host Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol.


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Luxemburg-Casco Boys And Girls Basketball Doubleheader Versus Oconto Falls On 96.7FM WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco varsity basketball teams will play a rare back-to-back games tonight in North Eastern Confernce action on 96.7FM WBDK.  The Spartan girls will start off first with a six o'clock tip-off against Oconto Falls with the boys' game to follow at approximately 7:30pm against the Panthers.  It's Fan Appreciation Night in Luxemburg and the pregame will start at 5:45pm on WBDK.  The Lady Spartans (6-2, 10-2 overall) are coming off a 70-54 victory over Denmark and the Spartan boys (6-0, 7-2 overall) beat Clintonville 74-49 last Friday.  The games will also be streamed live on


County Pride, Championship On The Line For Southern Door & Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Match On 104.1 WRLU Thursday

By Tim Kowols

The Southern Door Eagles look to capture their third Packerland Conference championship in four seasons when they face their county rivals Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol inside the Clippers gymnasium Thursday night. Coming off an emotional home victory against Kewaunee 31-30, the Eagles headed to New London for the Cutler Classic. Tory Jandrin (195) and Michael Bertrand (160) took first place in their weight classes, while Mason Davis, Evan Blasier, Seth Suess, Raul Lopez, Ben Kieler, River Pawelski, and Ben Hoida all placed. Pawelski had to drop out of the tournament in the semifinals due to illness, but expects to be ready to go.

Sturgeon Bay also participated in the Cutler Classic, tying Oostburg for 13th place. Lucas Stenzel was the top finisher for the Clippers/Pioneer co-op squad with a 3rd place finish at 138 pounds. Peyton Hurth, Ezra Haight, Liam Ostrand-Kolstad, Nathan Hendrickson, Collin Mirkes, and Trevor Wilke all placed in the 16-team tournament.

A chance at a conference title does hang in the balance this evening. According to conference commissioner Mike Holtz, here is what needs to happen for a team to win the title with Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol hanging in the balance: the Conference team championship will be determined by the won/loss record in Conference competition. In the case of a two-team tie, the tiebreaker will be head-to-head competition in the Conference dual match. In the case of a three-team tie, the first tie-breaker will be total points scored in Conference dual matches and the second tie-breaker will be total points differential (margin of victory) in dual Conference matches.

No matter what happens, you will be able to catch the action with Tim Kowols and Greg Letter on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-match show and the first whistle at 7.

Ice Fishing Still The Best And Safest Along The Harbors In Door County

By Paul Schmitt

Changing weather conditions have made it a little more challenging for Ice Fishing Anglers in January.  Fishing Guide JJ Malvitz says although not many anglers are not venturing off shore, the perch and northern pike bite is doing well in the local harbors.



Malvitz says anglers are having the best success in the early morning and evening hours for the perch bite.   For the most recent Door County Ice Fishing Report with JJ Malvitz, click below:



Getting To Know The Atlanta Falcons

By Green Bay Packers

The NFC South Division champion Atlanta Falcons are in the postseason for first time since 2012. Their post season home record is (5-3) with one of those losses coming to the Green Bay Packers in 2010.


2016 was a tremendous season for the  "Dirty Birds." They were ranked first in NFL in total points (540) & 2nd in total offense (415.8 yards per game). Head coach won his first career playoff game last week.


The Falcons had six players selected to 2017 Pro Bowl including: LB VIC BEASLEY JR. (1st), K MATT BRYANT (1st), RB DEVONTA FREEMAN (2nd), WR JULIO JONES (4th), C ALEX MACK (4th) & QB MATT RYAN (4th)...


Ryan set the franchise record and ranked second in NFL with 4,944 passing yards. He has six consecutive 4,000+ yard seasons, which is tied for the secod longest streak in NFL history. Ryan led the league with a 117.1 rating, the fifth highest single-season rating in NFL history. In past 3 postseason games, Matt Ryan has 984 pass yards (328 per game) with 9 TDs & 3 INTs for 111.9 rating.


Running back Devonta Freeman had 1,079 rush yards this season. It was his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. In the past six home games (incl. postseason), Freeman has 10 rushing touchdowns.


Wide receive Julio Jones ranked second in the NFL with 1,409 rec. yards. It marked his fourth season with 1,000+ receiving yards. Jones has 30 receptions for 372 yards (93 per game) & 3 TDs in four career playoff games.


Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had his first career touchdown catch last week. Sanu had nine receptions for 84 yards & TD in Week 8.


Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel has five receiving tououchdowns in his last seven games.


Defensive end Dwight Freeney has 10 career postseason sacks. He is fourth among active players in that stat.


Linebacker Vic Beasley led the NFL with 15.5 sacks this season. He has six sacks and two forced fumbles in the last seven Falcon home games.


Rookie linebackers Deion Jones and Keanu Neal tallied 106 and 105 tackles respectively to lead the NFL for first year players.


Cornerback Robert Alford is tied for fifth in the NFL with 19 passes defensed this season. Secondary mate Ricardo Allen had an interception last week against Seattle in his post season debut.

Packers Add Defensive Back To Practice Squad Before NFC Championship Game

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Bené Benwikere to the practice squad and released cornerback Keith Baxter from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


Benwikere (ben-ay ben-WICK-urr-rhee), a 5-foot-11, 196-pound third-year player, was originally selected out of San Jose State by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He started 14 of 27 regular-season games and two postseason contests for the Panthers before being released on Oct. 7, 2016. Benwikere went on to spend some time on the Miami Dolphins' roster and practice squad this season. He will wear No. 31 for the Packers.

Door County Snowmobile Trails Are Closed Again

By Denise Denil







Please visit the snowmobile website for the most up to date trail conditions & status:

Jared Cook & Brett Hundley Attract Record Crowd To Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth

Chants of "Go Pack Go," standing ovations, and more smart phone photos than ever before all made last night's Jim Olson Motors Red Zone on 104.1 FM WRLU the best ever. After making the game-winning catch against the Cowboys, Jared Cook joined co-host Brett Hundley at a packed Ford Store. Studio audience members posted on FaceBook, "It was like being at a Packers game" and "This was the best night of my child's life."


The energy was incredible and it started from the first minute we cracked the microphone with an energetic Team of the Week. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestling was honored for their tremendous start to the season.


Jim Olson Ford Lincoln also presented a check for $5,460 to Southern  Door athletics for the work they did for the Ford Drive For Your School event.


The Red Zone will be back next week when we welcome Southern Door Youth Wrestling and two more great Green Bay Packers players.



Packers Hero Jared Cook In Sturgeon Bay Tonight For Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth

It was the biggest play of his eight year NFL career. Jared Cook's 35 yard toe-tapping, sideline scraping reception with four ticks left on the clock won the game for the Green Bay Packers. Playing in his first ever playoffs, Jared Cook has become the X-Factor for the Packers offense. Tonight #89 will be in Sturgeon Bay for the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone.


Starting at 5:30 PM with the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestling Team Jim Olson Ford will be packed. After we honor the WRLU Team of the Week, Packers quarterback Brett Hundley will be accompanied by Jared Cook for the weekly Packers talk show.


Hundley and Cook will talk about the exhilarating victory against the Cowboys, answer studio audience questions, pose for pictures and sign your autographs tonight in Sturgeon Bay. The show runs until 7:00 PM and is also streamed worldwide at

Packers Late Game Heroics Send Them To NFC Championship

By Nick Freimuth

An amazing start and a heart stopping finish made for one of the most exciting playoff games in recent memory for Packers fans Sunday. A 34-31 win featured an NFL record three field goals of 50-plus yards in the closing minutes. Mason Crosby had to make his game-winning 51-yarder twice after a Dallas timeout to send Green Bay to the NFC Championship next Sunday at 2:05 PM against the Atlanta Falcons.


Aaron Rodgers led the game-winning drive with :30 seconds left on the clock. A "school yard" play drawn up in the huddle by two-time NFL MVP ended with a tremendous sideline catch by Jared Cook (tonight's guest on the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone in Sturgeon Bay). Rodgers finished 28/43 passing with 356 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.


Cook was the top target finishing with six receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown. Davante Adams had five catches for 76 yards and Randall Cobb finished with seven receptions for 62 yards. Ty Montgomery led the team in rushing with 47 yards compared to the 125 Ezekiel Elliott put up for Dallas.


The Packers will again need to beat the Falcons in Atlanta to move on in the post season. It is yet another parallel to the 2010 Super Bowl run that also went through the Superdome. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman will be hard to stop. Aaron Rodgers has been up to the task for eight weeks in a row. Why not nine?

Packers Hope To Punch Ticket To Atlanta

By Tim Kowols

The Green Bay Packers hope to find themselves in Atlanta a week from today after the Falcons blew away the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 matchup, but they have to take care of their own business first.


The Packers face the NFC East champion and number 1 seeded Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium this afternoon at 3:40 p.m. for a berth to the conference championship game next week. The Cowboys had last week off due to a bye while many starters rested in Week 17 during a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Packers have been in win-now mode for seven weeks, dispatching the Giants last Sunday 38-13.


The Packers are looking for payback after the Cowboys after rooking phenom Ezekiel Elliot ran all over the place, running for over 160 yards in a 30-16 romp. The defeat started a streak where the Packers lost five of six, with a matchup against the Chicago Bears their own glimmer of success.


INTERESTING FACT: The Packers are looking for their first playoff win in the state of Texas since Bart Starr led the team to 34-27 victory in 1967 for a NFL championship. However, the Packers are undefeated  at the place dubbed "Jerry's World," winning 37-36 in their lone contest against the Cowboys in 2013 and defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers there in Super Bowl 45.

Partial Openings On Door County Snowmobile System

By Erik Aleson



TRAIL CONDITIONS are listed as...




Partially Groomed.  Please use caution: Stay off waterways, lakes and rivers. Riders should be cautious for variable and uneven snow conditions along with ice on the trail. Be alert for bare spots, possible ice under snow, soft areas, or blowing/drifting snow along the trails.  Warm temperatures and/or heavy traffic will reduce conditions rapidly.








The SOUTHWEST SECTION remains CLOSED at this time.

Boys Basketball Roundup: Gibraltar Rolls

By Tim Kowols

Gibraltar made sure their long trip to Gillett was worth the ride as they won 78-27. The Vikings sprung to 58-19 lead after the first stanza and did not look back. Four players scored in double figures for Gibraltar, including Nathan Surges with a team-leading 24 points.


Other area scores include Algoma falling at Amherst 57-52 and Kewaunee losing to St. Mary Catholic 62-40.

Wrestling Roundup: Kewaunee Wins Trucker Invite

By Tim Kowols

The Kewaunee Storm traveled to Clintonville Saturday and came back with some hardware as they won the Trucker Invite with 165.5 points. Cam Konop (120), Cam Hanrahan (126), Jesse Steinhorst (138),  and Travis Reinke (160) came home with individual titles of their own. Paul Wery (220) took third.

132-pounder River Pawelski could not keep his championship streak alive after being forced to forfeit his final 3 matches of the day due to medical default at the Cutler Invite in  New London. Seniors Michael Bertrand (160) and Tory Jandrin (195) won championships en route to leading the Eagles to a 7th place finish with 114.5 points. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol took 13th in the same tournament, with Lucas Stenzel leading the way with a 3rd place finish at 138 pounds.


Boys Basketball Round-Up: Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay Cruise To Easy Victories

By Tim Kowols

Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco used their closing abilities to cruise to easy victories Friday night.


In Shiocton, the Clippers used a 44-18 run at the end of the first half to defeat the Chiefs 85-58.


In Clintonville, the Spartans used 13 3-pointers and a 41-28 advantage in the second half to defeat the Truckers 74-49.

Girls Basketball Round-Up: Southern Door, Algoma Post Victories

By Tim Kowols

In addition to the Kewaunee/Gibraltar tilt heard on 105.1 WSBW last night, three other local girls basketball teams laced up for action Friday night.


In Brussels, Southern Door went into the half up 31-12 before cruising to a 58-38 win over NEW Lutheran. Meghan LaCrosse and Megan Pavlik each scored in the double figures for the Eagles. The squad still trails Kewaunee by one game for the Packerland Conference lead.


In Institute, Algoma defeated Sevastopol 69-14.

Brooke Geier Scores 30 In Kewaunee Win On 105.1 FM

By Nick Freimuth

On 105.1 FM, the Kewaunee Storm varsity girls basketball team was the first team to reach eight conference victories with an impressive 63-42 win over Gibraltar Friday night. At (8-0) Kewaunee still has a one game lead over the one loss Southern Door Eagles.


Brooke Geier was unstoppable Friday night in Fish Creek. She scored 23 points in the first half and 30 in the game. The Vikings knew they would not stop Geier but had hoped to keep better tabs on her than they did.


Sheridan Ash led the Vikings with 15 points. Gibraltar fell to (3-4) in the conference and will travel to Algoma Tuesday night for their next Packerland Conference match up.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition Saturday Morning At St. John Bosco Gym

By Paul Schmitt

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  The local competition will be held this Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 A.M. registration and practice, and start at 11:00 A.M. in the St John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay.  There is no entry fee, and awards will be given for 1 place.  Embroidered patches are provided for all participants.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually by Msgnr. Broens Council #2478 of Sturgeon Bay with winners progressing through local, district, and state competition.  International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.  All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old as of January 1, 2017 are eligible to participate and compete in the respective age divisions.  Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

Participants must furnish proof of age and parental or guardian consent.  For additional information contact Steve Johnson at 743-2129.


Gibraltar Vs. Kewaunee Girls Basketball Tonight on 105.1 FM WSBW

By Nick Freimuth

Tonight on 105.1 FM WSBW the Gibraltar Vikings varsity girls basketball team will host Kewaunee in a Packerland Conference match up. Coach Josh Kropuenske will help us jump start the broadcast at 7:00 PM with the Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly Pre-Game Show. Tip-off is expected around 7:15 PM.

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Wrestling Pins Oconto

By Nick Freimuth

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Southern Door are on a crash course for the Packerland Conference Wrestling  Championship. Next week the two teams will square off at Sturgeon Bay live on 104.1 FM WRLU. Each team had big wins Thursday night.


The Clippers eased past Oconto 34-17. Here is a look at last night's matches after three double forfeits at 106, 113, and 120 pounds provided by Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Coach Trevor Hassenjager:


126 Aaiden Wusterberth Oconto over Peyton Hurth SBS 17 to 0
132 Ezra Haight SBS over Austin Ratzajek Oconto 5 to 1
138 Tyler Wusterberth Oconto over Lucas Stenzel SBS 4 to 2
145 Bruce Anschutz SBS pinned Nathan Kollman Oconto 5:44
152 Liam Ostrand-Kolstad SBS over Peyton Boucher Oconto 17 to 5
160 Nathan Hendrickson SBS received forfeit
170 Collin Mirkes SBS over Jeff Humlet Oconto 5 to 4
182 Bruce O'Conner Oconto over Luke Brinkman SBS 7 to 2
195 Alex Differt SBS pinned Tyler Lipp Oconto 1:56
220 Trevor Wilke SBS received forfeit
285 mason camps Oconto received forfeit

Southern Door Wrestling Tips Kewaunee 31-30 On 104.1 WRLU

By Tim Kowols

In a match that will be remembered for a long time, the Southern Door Eagles squeaked past the Kewaunee Storm in a Packerland Conference matchup heard on  104.1 WRLU Thursday night.


After Austin Veeser captured a decision over Ben Kielar for Kewaunee, the Eagles and the Storm traded forfeits heading into the 132 lb match. River Pawelski registered the 5-2 decision of Cam Hanrahan, who moved up to face Pawelski from the 126 lb weight class. The Storm's Jesse Steinhorst pinned Ben Hoida before Jared Conard (6-4) and Raul Lopez (4-3)  registered decisions for the Eagles. Southern Door and Kewaunee traded pins at 160 lb (Michael Bertrand- SD) and 170 lb  (Travis Reinke- KEW) before Seth Suess caused the crowd to erupt with an overtime, sudden death pin at 182 pounds for the Eagles. Trevor Pribek  (195) and Kyle Steinhorst  (285) captured wins for Kewaunee, but a major decision by Tory Jandrin (220) put the match out of reach and into the hands of Southern Door.


Southern Door heads to New London for a varsity tournament while Kewaunee head to a 13-team tourney in  Clintonville. The next broadcast of Eagles wrestling on 104.1 WRLU will be next Thursday when Southern Door travels to visit their county rivals Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol.

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The Hill Raceway Schedule Announced

By Nick Freimuth

The 2017 race schedule is out for the Sturgeon Bay 1/3 mile clay oval called The Hill. Ownership group PKS3 led by John Sternard and Brandon Peterson appeared on 104.1 FM WRLU Thursday to announce the schedule.


Sunday, May 21st
Sunday, June 11th
Saturday, June 24th
Sunday, July 9th
Friday, July 14th
Friday, July 21st
Thursday, August 3rd - Door County Fair
Saturday, September 2nd - Championship Night


Click on the audio links below to listen to Sternard and Peterson:


Packers & Cowboys Have History

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers will take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in the Divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday at 3:40 PM. It is the second time the two teams have met this season, with Dallas winning the Week 6 matchup at Lambeau Field.


It will be the second postseason meeting between the Packers and Cowboys in the last three years (2014 NFC Divisional) and the eighth meeting all-time in the playoffs. While Green Bay leads the regular season series, 14-13, Dallas leads the postseason series, 4-3.Sunday will be the fifth game between the Packers and Cowboys since the start of the 2013 regular season.


Including the regular and postseason, Green Bay has won five of the last six games against Dallas. During that span, only one game has taken place in Dallas, a 37-36 Packers victory during the 2013 regular season. u The Packers and Cowboys have both made the postseason 32 times, tied with the New York Giants for the most in NFL history.


Green Bay advanced to the Divisional round of the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven seasons (2010-12, 2014-16), tied with the Seattle Seahawks for the most in the NFC over that span. The Packers are 3-3 in the Divisional Playoffs under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

Packers Injuries Piling Up - Jordy Likely Out Sunday

By Nick Freimuth

The Green Bay Packers are healthy at the most important position, quarterback. That is just about the only position on offense or defense that has not seen players placed on injured reserve or seen players  miss multiple weeks. If Aaron Rodgers is healthy the Green Bay Packers have a great chance at making it to the Super Bowl.


His complimentary pieces continue to fall this season however. Add Jordy Nelson to the long list of top-tier players that will likely be forced to the sidelines. His rib injury will most likely keep him out of action in Dallas.


Here is a look at the week's first injury reports released by each team following practice Wednesday:



Randall Cobb, WR - Ankle - Full Participation
Jayrone Elliott, LB - Hand - Full Participation
Jeff Janis, WR - Quadricep - Did Not Participate
T.J. Lang, G - Foot - Full Participation
Blake Martinez, LB - Knee - Full Participation
Clay Matthews, LB - Shoulder - Full Participation
Jordy Nelson, WR - Ribs - Did Not Participate
Julius Peppers, LB - Not Injury Related - Did Not Participate
Nick Perry, LB - Hand - Full Participation
Quinten Rollins, CB - Neck/Concussion - Limited Participation
James Starks, RB - Concussion - Did Not Participate
JC Tretter, C/G - Knee - Did Not Participate




Morris Claiborne, CB - Groin - Limited Participation
Tyrone Crawford, DE - Shoulder - Limited Participation
Justin Durant, LB - Elbow - Limited Participation
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE - Back - Limited Participation
Terrell McClain, DT - Ankle - Limited Participation
Tyron Smith, T - Knee - Limited Participation
Cedric Thornton, DT - Ankle - Limited Participation

Eagles Wrestle Storm In Packerland Conference Championship Preview Thursday on 104.1 WRLU

By Tim Kowols

The Southern Door Eagles look to make it 3-0 in dual meets and take another step closer to its third conference championship in four years when they host the Kewaunee Storm in Brussels Thursday night. Both teams expect to be at least a little rusty after having Tuesday and Wednesday off from school due to weather. The Eagles last wrestled Saturday after another impressive showing from its seniors once again in a tournament held at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School. River Pawelski and Michael Bertrand took home top honors while Tory Jandrin touted a runner-up finish of his own. Kewaunee is coming off a 3rd place finish at the Omro Invite. Cam Konop and Cam Hanrahan captured championships while Jesse Steinhorst, Michael Barribeau, Travis Reinke, Kyle Steinhorst awarded runner-up finishes.  Five times the teams matched up during the Kewaunee Invitational Christmas weekend, with Eagle wrestlers winning three of them. You can listen to coverage of the match with Tim Kowols and Greg Letter beginning with the pre-match show at 6:30 p.m. and the first whistle at 7 on 104.1 WRLU.

Dangerous Ice Fishing Conditions Still Present With Fast Changing Weather

By Paul Schmitt

Extreme changes in recent weather are leading to questionable ice conditions on the bay of Green Bay.  Fishing Guide and voice of the Door County Ice Fishing Report JJ Malvitz gives anglers some advice before heading out on the ice.



Four Illinois men were stranded last Sunday near the town of Gardner when ice opened open while they were fishing.  For the latest ice fishing report from JJ Malvitz, go to

YMCA Volleyball Standings & Results

By Nick Freimuth

The Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League wrapped week eight this week and the standings are as close as they have been since week two. A tie in the A League and a two game difference between first and second place in the B League make for an exciting remainder of the schedule. Here is a look at week eight results and current standings:



The P.E.S.T.S. defeated To Be Determined 3-0 (15-12; 15-13; 15-4)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-4; 15-9; 15-9)

Music Masters DJ's defeated Some Spike It Hot 3-0 (15-14; 15-13; 15-12)



Nicolet Beach Concessions            21-3

Music Masters DJ's                      21-3

Some Spike It Hot                              13-11

The P.E.S.T.S.                            13-11

To Be Determined                      5-19

The Rads                                    0-24



USCG defeated Bricklot 2 2-1 (6-15;15-11;15-8)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated Institute Saloon 3-0 (15-0; 15-5; 15-11)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Peninsula Podiatry 3-0 (15-7; 15-6; 15-7)

Econo Double Baggers defeated Bricklot 1 3-0 (15-13; 15-6; 15-13)

Redroom defeated Door County Coffee 2-1 (14-16; 15-5; 15-5)



Redroom                            22-2

Econo Double Baggers          19-4

Bay Ship Sharks                  16-8

Door County Coffee             15-9

Institute Saloon                   11-12

Hatco Serve-Rites                10-14

Peninsula Podiatry               9-15

Bricklot 1                           7-17

US Coast Guard                  7-17

Bricklot 2                           3-21

Packers Sizing Up The Cowboys

By Green Bay Packers

Sunday will mark the eighth postseason meeting between Green Bay and Dallas with the Cowboys leading the series (4-3). The Packers won the last playoff meeting, defeating Dallas 26-21 at Lambeau Field in the 2014 Divisional Playoffs (January 11, 2015).

Including the postseason, the all-time series between the teams is tied at 17. Dallas knocked off Green Bay 30-16 at Lambeau Field in Week 6 (October 16, 2016).

The Cowboys won the NFC East and secured the No. 1 seed in the conference with a 13-3 record. Dallas has qualified for the postseason 32 times, tied with the Packers and Giants for the most in league history.

Dallas is the only team in NFL history to have a rookie pass for 20 touchdowns (quarterback Dak Prescott, 23) and a rookie rush for 15 touchdowns (running back Ezekiel Elliott, 15) in the same season. Prescott, whose 13 wins are tied for the most by a rookie starting quarterback in NFL history, had a 104.9 passer rating, the highest mark by a rookie in league annals. Elliott led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards, the third-most by a rookie in league history.

The Cowboys had five players selected to the Pro Bowl: running back Elliott (first), center Travis Frederick (third), guard Zack Martin (third), quarterback Prescott (first) and tackle Tyron Smith (fourth).

Jeff Janis & Joe Callahan Celebrate St. Mary's In Algoma On Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth

Meeting a pair of Green Bay Packers is enough to brighten  just about any kids day in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone brings two Green Bay  Packers to their dealership every Monday night. This week's show carried more energy than most following an impressive win against the Giants in the NFC Wild Card.

Jim Olson Ford was packed with Algoma St. Mary's students, faculty and parents Monday. Packers Jeff Janis and Joe Callahan were our special guests. Everyone in attendance received autographs from each of the players, posed for pictures and got to ask questions of the wide receiver and quarterback.



Janis and his wife Alyssa talked at length about life in Green Bay, hunting and their first born expected in April. Callahan and a group of family and friends from New Jersey also made an appearance. His sister Susan and friend Johnny talked about growing up in the Callahan household, fishing for sharks on the Jersey Shore and life on the East Coast.

Next week's show will be back at the Ford Store with Packers Brett Hundley and Jared Cook. Join us from 5:30 - 7:00 PM live on 104.1 FM WRLU.

Packers Release Defensive Tackle Pennel

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have released defensive tackle Mike Pennel. The transaction was announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


Pennel, originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo, started five of 37 games played during the regular season for the Packers from 2014-16 and saw action in four postseason contests.


Gibraltar Looks To Gain Momentum With Road Test Against Chilton Tonight

By Brandon Enroth

The Gibraltar Girls basketball team looks to get their third straight win tonight as they travel to Chilton for non-Packerland conference action. The Vikings were victorious over Sturgeon Bay last week dominating 73-23 and will have some serious momentum entering this game with margins of victory of 29 and 55 points in their last two games.


Peyton Pluff continues to put up impressive numbers during her sophomore campaign, scoring 23 against the Clippers. Look for her to get a lot of looks tonight against a Chilton team who has struggled as of late dropping their last two games respectively to Reedsville and Valders.


The game is slated to begin at 7:15 pm (weather pending) tonight in Chilton.

Giants Post Game Behavior In Question - OBJ Hole

By Nick Freimuth

Odell Beckham Jr. had four catches for 28 yards despite 11 targets in a losing effort for the New York Giants. What he did or did not do during the game is not what's in the news Monday morning though. It was his antics following his press conference that has social media a buzz.


In my 13 years covering the Packers this is a new one. I had finished up interviewing Packers players in their locker room. As I walked down the long hallway towards the Giants locker room, I heard a pounding. The noise was coming from a little guy in a white hooded sweatshirt. As I approached, a million thoughts are rushing through my head. As I passed the distraught young man and glared back, the golden locks were unmistakable. It was Odell Beckham Jr. taking out his frustrations on the wall.


In the minutes after the hole appeared everyone wanted to know who, how and why. The locker room door next to the hole in the picture was filled with grounds crew members and other game day operations employees. They all heard the noise and quickly sprung out to see what the commotion was all about. As they opened the door, they were looking at Beckham and me.  After flashing a quick photo,I followed the wide receiver into a small hallway where his handler asked me to leave.


After a few minutes I tried to re-enter the side hallway and the two men were still talking things out and again asked me to leave the area. Emotions overflowed as they often do for the Pro-Bowl wide out. This time his actions may again be accompanied by a fine from the NFL and a bill from the Green Bay Packers for a drywall patch.


It was not a great day on the field for Beckham and it got even worse following the second year pro's first playoff football game in the NFL.

Southern Door Varsity Wrestling Finishes Seventh At Rocket Scramble

By Jerry Englebert

Southern Door Varisty wrestling finished seventh at Cedar Grove Belgium High School this weekend. Here are results from yesterdays Rocket Scramble:


River Pawelski and Michael Bertrand had about as good a day as one can have at this point in the season.  River continued his winning streak following his championship at Oshkosh, with three pins and a major decision.  Michael did slightly better, earning a tech fall and three pins.  To say they wrestled well is an understatement.  Both worked technique and honed their skills, hitting such a variety of moves that their opponents were off balance from start to finish.


Tory Jandrin also wrestled very well, earning three pins before losing a tough overtime match in the finals to Collin Fuecht from Lomira (ranked #3 Division 2).  Last week Tory beat Fuecht 3-1 at Oshkosh, so we knew it would be tough.  After getting the first takedown, Tory couldn't hold off a late flurry to put the match into overtime, where he gave up the decisive takedown.


Next up is a big home dual Thursday against Kewaunee on Parents' Night


Results for Southern Door.  Team Placed 7th

113 - Fischer Pawelski (12-14) placed 7th and scored 36.00 team points.Championship Bracket - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 12-14 won by major decision over Cole Ditter (Brillion) 9-5 (MD 10-2)

Championship Bracket - Derek Bublitz (Campbellsport) 13-3 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 12-14 (Fall 1:50)

Consolation Bracket - Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 12-14 won by fall over Josh Renning (Horicon) 7-7 (Fall 0:39)

Consolation Bracket - Julian Thull (Dodgeland) 15-5 won by fall over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 12-14 (Fall 1:19)

Consolation Bracket - Andrew Radtke (Wauwatosa) 16-11 won by decision over Fischer Pawelski (Southern Door) 12-14 (Dec 11-10)

132 - River Pawelski (24-1) placed 1st and scored 80.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 24-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Championship Bracket - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 24-1 won by fall over Griffin Granberry (Wauwatosa) 15-10 (Fall 1:11)

Championship Bracket - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 24-1 won by major decision over Sawyer Theobald (Shiocton) 5-1 (MD 10-1)

Championship Bracket - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 24-1 won by fall over Chase Lombardi (Oostburg) 8-5 (Fall 1:28)

Championship Bracket - River Pawelski (Southern Door) 24-1 won by fall over Taylor Heltemes (Campbellsport) 13-3 (Fall 0:24)

138 - Jared Conard (6-9) placed 7th and scored 38.00 team points.Championship Bracket - Jared Conard (Southern Door) 6-9 won by fall over Mason Mathiesen (Mishicot) 3-13 (Fall 0:59)

Championship Bracket - Maatilor Josiah (Oostburg) 9-3 won by fall over Jared Conard (Southern Door) 6-9 (Fall 0:32)

Consolation Bracket - Jack Moen (Marshall) 12-8 won by fall over Jared Conard (Southern Door) 6-9 (Fall 1:02)

Consolation Bracket - Ryan Riedel (Lomira) 23-6 won by fall over Jared Conard (Southern Door) 6-9 (Fall 0:55)

Consolation Bracket - Jared Conard (Southern Door) 6-9 won by fall over Tye Bader (Dodgeland) 6-14 (Fall 1:13)

152 - Raul Lopez (13-11) placed 10th and scored 29.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Hunter Mann (Horicon) 13-7 won by decision over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 13-11 (Dec 9-4)

Consolation Bracket - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 13-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Consolation Bracket - Jeff Andersen (Cambridge) 7-4 won by decision over Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 13-11 (Dec 7-6)

Consolation Bracket - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 13-11 won by decision over Max Hrubecky (Mishicot) 8-15 (Dec 12-6)

Consolation Bracket - Raul Lopez (Southern Door) 13-11 won by fall over Raymond Herb (Shiocton) 9-9 (Fall 1:51)



160 - Michael Bertrand (24-3) placed 1st and scored 81.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 24-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Championship Bracket - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 24-3 won by tech fall over Dakota Reinwald (Horicon) 8-8 (TF-1.5 0:00 (17-2))

Championship Bracket - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 24-3 won by fall over Trevor Young (Shiocton) 9-2 (Fall 3:18)

Championship Bracket - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 24-3 won by fall over Nate Thomas (Lomira) 16-9 (Fall 1:37)

Championship Bracket - Michael Bertrand (Southern Door) 24-3 won by fall over Mason Ksioszk (Campbellsport) 13-3 (Fall 0:52)



170 - Seth Suess (7-8) placed 8th and scored 30.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 7-8 won by fall over Matthew Kittleson (Sheboygan South) 3-9 (Fall 1:28)

Championship Bracket - Joe Lindsley (Campbellsport) 12-4 won by decision over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 7-8 (Dec 4-1)

Consolation Bracket - Peter Roth (Brillion) 16-5 won by decision over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 7-8 (Dec 9-6)

Consolation Bracket - Riley Gable (Horicon) 18-6 won by fall over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 7-8 (Fall 4:11)

Consolation Bracket - Sam Barta (Wauwatosa) 14-14 won by medical forfeit over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 7-8 (M. For.)



182 - Evan Blasier (4-13) placed 11th and scored 24.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Lucas Krier (Cedar Grove Belgium) 13-9 won by fall over Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 4-13 (Fall 3:06)

Consolation Bracket - Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 4-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Consolation Bracket - Austin Lambrecht (Mishicot) 6-8 won by fall over Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 4-13 (Fall 1:34)

Consolation Bracket - Jared Zutz (Valders) 8-12 won by fall over Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 4-13 (Fall 1:00)

Consolation Bracket - Evan Blasier (Southern Door) 4-13 won by fall over Rhyle Escobar-Berg (Sheboygan South) 1-4 (Fall 1:08)



195 - Tory Jandrin (23-3) placed 2nd and scored 70.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 23-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Championship Bracket - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 23-3 won by fall over Jeremiah Cain (Mishicot) 7-9 (Fall 2:29)

Championship Bracket - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 23-3 won by fall over Jackson Linsmeyer (Valders) 14-9 (Fall 3:34)

Championship Bracket - Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 23-3 won by fall over Jared Taylor (Wauwatosa) 15-14 (Fall 1:06)

Championship Bracket - Collin Feucht (Lomira) 25-2 won in overtime over Tory Jandrin (Southern Door) 23-3 (OT 5-3)



220 - Mason Davis (7-17) placed 9th and scored 40.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Christopher Gomez (Dodgeland) 8-11 won by fall over Mason Davis (Southern Door) 7-17 (Fall 2:53)

Consolation Bracket - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Consolation Bracket - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Consolation Bracket - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Consolation Bracket - Mason Davis (Southern Door) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)



285 - Cody Ruelle Graham (7-10) placed 8th and scored 30.00 team points.

Championship Bracket - Cody Ruelle Graham (Southern Door) 7-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Championship Bracket - Cole Kraynik (Mishicot) 10-13 won by fall over Cody Ruelle Graham (Southern Door) 7-10 (Fall 0:28)

Consolation Bracket - Marek Plasky (Marshall) 2-3 won by fall over Cody Ruelle Graham (Southern Door) 7-10 (Fall 2:41)

Consolation Bracket - Jaxson Navis (Oostburg) 6-5 won by fall over Cody Ruelle Graham (Southern Door) 7-10 (Fall 1:29)

Consolation Bracket - Chris Zimdahl (Campbellsport) 4-3 won by fall over Cody Ruelle Graham (Southern Door) 7-10 (Fall 1:28)

Southern Door Wrestling Club Excels In Weekend Touurnaments

By Kevin Slezewski

There were plenty of Southern Door youth and middle school wrestlers in action this weekend with a mix of results. At the Coleman Youth Tournament on Saturday, 18 wrestlers competed with pride and sportsmanship. Here are the results: 1st Place - Lance Veeser, Gavin Geisel, Jonah LeFevre 2nd Place - Grant Englebert, Kyle Conard, Clark LeFevre, Colton Valley 3rd Place - Griffin Slezewski, Mason Motquin, Joey MacDonald, Cruz Anschutz, Lucas Conard, Trevin Veeser, Zak Wrobel 4th Place - Alex Whipple, Wyatt Wilke, Trevor Englebert, Jerek Valley   At Sunday's Neenah Youth Tournament, strong efforts continued with the following results: 1st Place - Drew Price 3rd Place - Griffin Slezewski, Grant Englebert, Katelyn LeCloux 5th Place - Mason Motquin, Kyle Conard

Packers Start Slow But Finish Strong In Playoff Win

By Nick Freimuth

Early offensive struggles eventually faded and Aaron Rodgers got the Packers rolling en route to a 38-13 win in front of 77,549 at Lambeau Field Sunday. Green Bay amassed a total of seven yards of offense in the first quarter. The Packers defense did enough however to keep the Giants in check. New York, despite playing much better than the home team in the first half, only put six points on the scoreboard.


The Packers train started rolling when Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a five-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. Then the king of Hail Mary, Aaron Rodgers, did it again as time ran out in the first half. A 42-yard touchdown heave to Randall Cobb gave the Packers a 14-6 lead and all the momentum heading into the locker room.


Cobb would add two more touchdowns in the game to tie the Packers franchise record and NFL record as one of the only players to ever accomplish that feat. Rodgers four touchdown performance was his second ever in the playoffs. That breaks a franchise record he previously held with Bart Starr and Lynn Dickey.


The win sets up a week six rematch with the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC's number one seed crushed the Packers in Green Bay 30-16 on October 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM on FOX.

Jeff Janis Joins Packers Quarterback Joe Callahan On Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth

Algoma St. Mary's will be honored as the WRLU Youth Sports Team of the Week Monday night at Jim Olson Ford Lincoln in Sturgeon Bay. Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis and quarterback Joe Callahan will be on hand to congratulate the school for their efforts in the classroom and in sports.


The weekly Packers talk show starts at 5:30 PM with Janis and Callahan joining the program between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. The show is free and open to the public. Players will sign autographs, pose for pictures and answer studio audience questions during the show.


Badgers Football Stands Out From Other Top 25 BIG 10 Schools In Bowl Play

By Brandon Enroth


The Wisconsin Badgers football team ended their season with an exclamation mark with a victory over the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl. While in doing so, they also became the only Associated Press Top 10 team to win a bowl game from the BIG 10 conference during bowl game play. The other teams in the mix attempting to earn bowl game victories this season were Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State.

We watched Michigan go down to ACC member Florida State in dramatic fashion losing 33-32, sending Jim Harbaugh into another post-game frenzy. Ohio State got embarrassed in Phoenix by another ACC member Clemson 31-0, which earned the Tigers in a spot in the title game against the University of Alabama next Monday night. Finally, Penn State was defeated in a crazy shoot-out  by a younger USC Trojan team in the Rose Bowl this past Tuesday night 52-49.

Granted that Western Michigan isn't considered a "high caliber" opponent by many, however the numbers never lie and Wisconsin was the only team from the BIG 10 within the AP Top 10 to earn a victory during the college football bowl season.

The Badgers will be without Corey Clement, Bart Houston, and Leo Musso beginning in fall of 2017, as they attempt to build on the momentum gained from this past season. Junior Linebacker T.J Watt will follow in his family's footsteps upon his announcement that he has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft and will miss his senior season.


#13 Badgers Look Continue Winning Ways In BIG 10 Conference Action Against #20 Purdue

By Brandon Enroth


College basketball fans know the best feeling during the season comes within the first two months of the new calendar year leading up to the madness that is the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. Reason being so is that all teams are facing off against in-conference opponents.


The BIG 10 conference currently has 3 top 25 teams amongst its ranks. They are #13 Wisconsin, #20 Purdue, and #25 Indiana. Today we get to see the #13 team in the nation take on #20 as the Badgers travel to Indiana for a showdown with the Boilermakers.


Currently, the Badgers sit atop the conference however both of these teams sport similar records and have matching superstars that can take over a game at a moments notice. Purdue's Caleb Swanigan has played very strongly averaging over 18.8 points per game along with 12.9 rebounds per game over the course of 31 minutes of playing time. He has been their foundation as to how they find themselves in the #20 position that they currently hold.


The Badgers have a bit of a different lineup and have had multiple players beginning to fire on all cylinders. Bronson Koenig, Nigel Hayes, and Ethan Happ have been stellar thus far and look to lead a supporting cast including youngsters Zak Showalter, Khalil Iverson, Vitto Brown, and D'Mitrik Trice hoping to earn their 10th straight victory while remaining undefeated within the conference.


Tip-off is slated for 3:30 pm central time on the networks of CBS.



UWGB Women's Basketball Earns 5th Straight Win Over UIC 79-65

By Brandon Enroth

The UWGB Pheonix were victorious yesterday over the UIC Flames 79-65 picking up their fifth straight victory. The Pheonix are currently 4-0 in Horizon League play and have had a dominant start to their season.


Mehryn Kraker led the way for the Pheonix putting up 26 while also joining  Kayla Tetschlag in a tie for 10th place on Green Bay's all-time scoring list with at 1,372 career points. Allie LeClaire chipped in as well with 20 points of her own while also dishing out a career-high nine assists in just the first half alone.


The Pheonix return to action on Wednesday to face off with Detroit Mercy at home.





Gibraltar Loses To Southern Door 83-66 On Family Night In Fish Creek On 105.1 WSBW

By Brandon Enroth

The Gibraltar Vikings fell behind at half-time 38-29 and were not able to overcome the difference in what was an eventual loss to the Southern Door Eagles 83-66. The Eagles were led by Nick and Derik LeCaptain who both finished the night with double doubles.


Gibraltar was outplayed for most of the second half and was unable to overcome the fast pace that Southern Door was accustomed to playing. They create scoring chances best off of quick transitions off of in-bounds. They were able to come out on a nice run and increase their lead over Gibraltar thanks to a 9-0 run to start the second half.


A nice bright spot from the Vikings tonight included that Jared Reinhardt returned to the hard court after dealing with a thumb injury all season. He made his returned and finished nicely with 9 points for Gibraltar. The usual suspects for Gibraltar were off their game tonight and will look to rebound against Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday night.


Head Coach Justin Burress reflected a little on what he saw from his team tonight against the Eagles:



Gibraltar falls to 3-3 in conference play while Southern Door improves to 5-1 in conference play.





Kewaunee Pins Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Thursday

By Nick Freimuth

Kewaunee won their final home wrestling meet of the season Thursday 40-23 over Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. Each team offered up a number of forfeits but the contested weight classes were fun to watch.


Winners included:


126 pounds, Cam Hanrahan KEW 17-3.


132 - Ezra Haight SBS 15-1


138 - Lucas Stenzel SBS 12-3


145 - Dylan Steinhorst KEW 5-4


152 - Liam Ostrand SBS - 7-4


160 - Travis Reinke KEW - Fall


170 - Collin Mirkes SBS - Fall


182 - Jeremy Jorns SBS - Fall


195 - William Collins-McGovern KEW - 9-5


220 -Paul Wery KEW - Fall


285 - Kyle Steinhorst KEW - Fall

Thursday's High School Girls Hoops Results

By Nick Freimuth

The Algoma girls lost to Bonduel 45-33 Thursday despite 12 points from both Courtney Guilette and Alli Spitzer. The problem was that the rest of the team combined did not tally 12 points. A 13-point second half allowed Bonduel to pull off the non-conference victory.


Sevastopol also suffered a non-conference loss last night. The Pioneers lost 55-49 to Gresham in an exciting game. Olivia Wagner scored 16 points, Courtney Tebo added 12 points and Amber Roalkvan added eight points in the loss.

Fan Guide For Sunday's Playoff Game At Lambeau Field

By Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday's Wild Card playoff between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.


The organization is reminding game attendees to prepare for the forecasted cold weather by dressing appropriately. Attendees are also asked to allow plenty of time to enter the stadium gates prior to the game. For more efficient entry, fans are asked to enter the stadium at the gates listed on their tickets.


As has been the case all season, fans entering Lambeau Field on gameday will use walk-through metal detectors. 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


Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Ahman Green and Dorsey Levens will be taking part in fan activities at the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) and Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff.


While fans are tailgating Sunday morning, they will have an opportunity to see four Packers snow sculptures around the stadium, sculpted by Team USA Snow Sculpture. The sculptures will feature a player with a football, a Packers helmet and Get Loud Lambeau messages. Fans may take photos with the sculptures outside the American Family Insurance Gate, Associated Bank Gate, Bellin Gate and Harlan Plaza.


Large light-up "Go Pack Go" letters will also be positioned near the fan walkway and the TTZ on the stadium's east side for fan photo opportunities prior to the game.


In addition, the Packers will be recognizing U.S. Army veteran Michael Kirby and his family through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.


Singer John Vincent will perform the national anthem. Additionally, a flyover will be performed by four Navy jets from the Naval Air Station Lemoore in California.


At halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge will include a tournament featuring players from the competition's eight winning schools from each Packers home game during the regular season. Appleton North, Ashwaubenon, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Menasha, Green Bay Preble, Two Rivers, Wilmot Union and Xavier High Schools will all take part.


Rally towels will be distributed to fans as the giveaway item at the game.


All fans, even those without game tickets, can attend the premier gameday tailgate party in the 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 11:40 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 1:40 p.m. Visit for more information.

Packers Sign Wide Receiver Turned Cornerback To Active Roster

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Herb Waters to the active roster from the practice squad, placed cornerback Makinton Dorleant on injured reserve and signed CB Keith Baxter to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Thursday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


Waters, a 6-foot, 188-pound rookie, was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Miami (Fla.) on May 6. After being released by the Packers on Sept. 3, he was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 5, where he spent the entire regular season. In college, he started 20 of 47 games played as a wide receiver, including 11 of 13 as a senior. He set career highs with 41 receptions for 624 yards (15.2 avg.) in 2015. His 15.2 yards-per-catch average was the best among Miami receivers in 2015 and his 624 receiving yards ranked third on the team. Waters will wear No. 26 for the Packers.


Baxter, a 5-foot-11, 192-pound rookie out of Marshall, originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 6, but was released on Aug. 1. He spent a few days on the Packers' practice squad in October. In college, he appeared in 42 games, recording 66 tackles, 14 passes defensed, two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. Baxter will wear No. 41 for the Packers.

Eagles Soar Past Blue Devils 48-21 In Wrestling on 104.1 WRLU

By Tim Kowols

The Southern Door Eagles wrestling team did not disappoint its alumni and the rest of the home crowd as they dismantled the visiting Oconto Blue Devils last night 48-21 in a match heard on 104.1 WRLU.


The evening started at 170 pounds with the Blue Devils and the Eagles trading pins. Seth Suess (170), Tory Jandrin (195), and Mason Davis (220) registered the falls for the Eagles, while the Blue Devils countered with pins by Bryce O'Connor and Mason Camps. Ben Kielar (106) and Fischer Pawelski (113) picked up forfeits before River Pawelski (132) got a first-period pin over Austin Ratajczyk. After a hard fought match had Ben Hoida (138) losing to Tyler Wusterbarth 3-1, the Eagles would not lose another match with Jared Conard (145, 5-4 DEC), Raul Lopez (152, 10-5 DEC), and Michael Bertrand (160, FFT) picking up points.


Next up for the Eagles is a tournament this weekend at Cedar Grove-Belgium. The next Southern Door Wrestling broadcast with Tim Kowols and Greg Letter takes place next Thursday at Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol in a match that could put the Eagles in the driver's seat for another conference championship and be heard on 104.1 WRLU.


Videos Below from @DCDailyNews on Twitter:

1) River Pawelski vs Austin Ratajczyk (mislabeled on Twitter)
2) Ben Hoida vs Tyler Wusterbarth
3) Post-Match Show with Seth Suess and Head Coach Jerry Englebert

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Knights Of Columbus Sponsors Youth Free Throw Championship January Sunday

By Paul Schmitt


All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  The local competition will be held Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 A.M. registration and practice, and start at 11:00 A.M. in the St John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay.  There is no entry fee, and awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Embroidered patches are provided for all participants.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually by Msgnr. Broens Council #2478 of Sturgeon Bay with winners progressing through local, district, and state competition.  International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.  All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old as of January 1st, 2017 are eligible to participate and compete in the respective age divisions.  Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

Participants must furnish proof of age and parental or guardian consent.  For additional information contact Steve Johnson at 743-2129.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils.  Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils and communities, culture of life, families and youth



Vikings Kickoff 2017 Packerland Conference Play Against Clippers Tonight In Fish Creek

By Brandon Enroth

Before the holiday break, the Gibraltar Vikings went 5-2 in the month of December earning a mix of both in-conference and non-conference victories. Their last in-conference loss came on the road to Southern Door on December 20th 40-28. However they did gain some momentum back with a 70-41 victory over Crivitz. Sheridan Ash led the Vikings in scoring with 21, while Peyton Pluff contributed 17 and Riley Haleen 12. Entering tonight, they are preparing for a very different matchup with the Clippers.


Sturgeon Bay enters this contest looking to turn their season around as they only have accumulated one win on the season which came back on December 20th with their victory over Sevastopol. They went on to lose to Chilton on December 29th 62-20 and will be hungry for a victory tonight.


One thing that I will be keeping an eye on tonight is how both teams play within the first couple minutes of tip-off. The holiday break in play can either have a good or bad effect on any team and after talking with Head Coach Josh Kropuenske, he sounded pretty confident about his team being "game ready" despite the fact that Sturgeon Bay played last week and should have the early advantage. Tip off is slated for 7:30 tonight.


We will have a post-game report from Fish Creek tonight upon completion of this game, and will also be broadcasting the Boys game tomorrow night as they welcome Southern Door to Fish Creek a game that can be heard LIVE on 105.1 More FM.

Packers List 14 Players On Injury Report

By Nick Freimuth

The Green Bay Packers are dealing with twice as many injuries heading into Wild Card weekend as the New York Giants. Green Bay listed 14 players on their first report of the week Wednesday. The Giants seven players listed are no where near the quality of player that Green Bay has listed either. It is pretty clear that Quinten Rollins will not play Sunday. Others likely to miss include James Starks and Joe Thomas. The other 11 Packers all have a pretty good shot at playing Sunday.


Here is a list submitted to the NFL by each team following Wednesday's practices:




Bryan Bulaga, T - Abdomen - Full Participation
Randall Cobb, WR - Ankle - Limited Participation
Jayrone Elliott, LB - Hand - Limited Participation
T.J. Lang, G - Foot - Limited Participation
Clay Matthews, LB - Shoulder - Full Participation
Julius Peppers, LB - Not Injury Related - Did Not Participate
Nick Perry, LB - Hand - Limited Participation
Damarious Randall, CB - Knee - Limited Participation
Aaron Ripkowski, FB - Hamstring - Full Participation
Quinten Rollins, CB - Neck/Concussion - Did Not Participate
Jason Spriggs, T - Shoulder - Full Participation
James Starks, RB - Concussion - Did Not Participate
Joe Thomas, LB - Back - Did Not Participate
JC Tretter, C/G - Knee - Full Participation




Jerell Adams, TE - Shoulder - Limited Participation
Nat Berhe, S - Concussion - Limited Participation
Bobby Hart, T - Forearm - Full Participation
Janoris Jenkins, CB - Back - Limited Participation
Owa Odighizuwa, DE - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE - Core Muscle - Did Not Participate
Coty Sensabaugh, CB - Ankle - Limited Participation

Packers Still Have 2,000 Tickets Available

By Green Bay Packers

Approximately 2,000 tickets are available for purchase for the Wild Card playoff at Lambeau Field between the Packers and the New York Giants on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3:40 p.m. CST.


The tickets are available online only, and ticket prices range from $118 to $145, depending on location.


To purchase tickets, please visit and click on the Ticketmaster link.

Southern Door Wrestling Faces Oconto Thursday Night On 104.1 WRLU

By Tim Kowols

The Southern Door Eagles open their home slate of the dual meet season under the lights Thursday night when they face the Oconto Blue Devils.


The Eagles have not had a dual meet since they defeated the Gillett-Suring Matmen 46-21 in a match heard on 104.1 WRLU, but there have been plenty of matches since then. On December 10, Southern Door finished in 17th place with 185.5 points in the 24-team tournament with River Pawelski and Michael Bertrand taking 2nd place and Tory Jandrin. After snow cancelled it the first time, the Eagles took 2nd place at the Kewaunee Invitational behind champion Bay Port with Fischer Pawelski, River Pawelski, Michael Bertrand, Seth Suess, and Tory Jandrin all finishing in the top 3. Finally last week, Southern Door went to On The Water in Oshkosh with the team posting a top 25 finish in the 66 team tournament that saw River Pawelski take home a championship and Michael Bertrand and Tory Jandrin bring home hardware as well.


Oconto also traveled to Oshkosh for On The Water, but did not bring a full line up. Only Aiden Wusterbarth placed in the tournament, an 8th place finish at 126 pounds after losing by medical forfeit in his final two matches.


Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call with the pre-match show beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the first whistle at 7 p.m. You will also be able to listen online at

Tuesday Night High School Hoops

By Nick Freimuth

The Southern Door boys basketball team stayed on track Tuesday with a convincing 79-67 win over Denmark. Nick Le Captain led all scorers in the non-conference matchup with former Packerland Conference member Denmark. LeCaptain logged 23 points in the Eagles win.


Luxemburg-Casco's varsity girls played tough Tuesday but came up short to Freedom 65-44. Cassie Schiltz led the Spartans with 18 points. Makenna Haase scored 21 points to lead the Irish to victory.

Door County YMCA Volleyball Results

By Tyler Powell

After seven weeks of play in the Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League, the standings are pretty tight. A tie for first place in the A League between Music Masters and Nicolet Beach Concessions has brought some excitement to that league.  Only a three game lead for the leaders of the B League also has given hope to those battling in the B League. Here is a look at results and standings following week seven play:


Some Spike It Hot defeated To Be Determined 3-0 (15-12; 15-12; 15-0)

Music Masters DJ's defeated The Rads 3-0

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated The P.E.S.T.S. 2-1 (15-7;4-15;16-14)



Nicolet Beach Concessions             18-3

Music Masters DJ's                       18-3

Some Spike It Hot                      13-8

The P.E.S.T.S.                             10-11

To Be Determined                        5-16

The Rads                                      0-21



Econo Double Baggers defeated Peninsula Podiatry 3-0 (15-4;14-9;15-9)

Redroom defeated USCG 3-0 (15-7; 15-2; 15-7)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated Hatco Serve-Rites 3-0 (15-8; 15-13; 16-14)

Door County Coffee defeated Bricklot 1 3-0 (15-2; 15-5; 15-8)

Institute Saloon defeated Bricklot 2 3-0 (15-7; 15-11; 15-4)



Redroom                            20-1

Econo Double Baggers          16-4

Door County Coffee             14-7

Bay Ship Sharks                  13-8

Institute Saloon                   11-9

Peninsula Podiatry               9-12

Bricklot 1                           7-14

Hatco Serve-Rites                7-14

US Coast Guard                  5-16

Bricklot 2                           2-19

Leukemia Diagnosis For Packers' Henry Spurs "Be The Match"

By Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Field will host a "Be The Match" National Marrow Donor Program registry drive on Friday, Jan. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium.


The donor registry drive will be held to support former Packers player Mitchell Henry, who was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Henry's best chance for a cure to his illness is through a bone marrow transplant, and donor drives like Friday's event can increase the pool of donors in hopes of finding a match for Henry and those with similar illnesses.


To register as a potential donor, supporters must only fill out a registration form and have the inside of his or her cheek swabbed. Those eligible to register are individuals between the ages of 18 and 44 who are in general good health and would be willing to donate to any patient in need.


The drive is being coordinated in partnership with the Packers Women's Association, with Packers player Jeff Janis' wife, Alyssa, and coaching administrator Jeff Blasko's wife, Katie, leading the effort to invite fans to become registered as donors.


Prospective donors that cannot attend Friday's event are encouraged to visit and a registration kit will be mailed within three business days.

Gibraltar Basketball Kicks Off New Year In Road Contest Against Gresham-Community Tonight

By Brandon Enroth

The Gibraltar Vikings boys basketball team kicks off 2017 on the road tonight against Gresham Community School. The non-conference game should serve as a nice tune-up game for their next game on Friday returning to Packerland Conference action against Southern Door. Head Coach Justin Burress talked about the message that he gave his team before heading into the break and what they are focused on entering in 2017.





The Gresham Community School Wildcats are riding a two-game winning streak that they earned to end 2016, and will look to continue their streak against the Vikings who haven't seen any game action since their victory over Sevastopol back on December 22nd. They earned victories over Menominee Indian and Oneida Nation last week, and should be a challenge for the Vikings tonight.


The Wildcats will be without senior Neal Creveny tonight, who has answered the call several times for Gresham this season leading the team in points-per-game with 25 and has scored 10/16 3-pointers that he has attempted this season leaving him with an impressive .625%. This will be his second game missed after sustaining a knee injury earlier in December.


Nathan Surges and Tyler Kropuenske have been the leaders for Gibraltar and have been an impressive tandem. Both are averaging over 15 points-per-game putting up big minutes on both ends of the court. The Vikings are also expecting Ryan Kropuenske to return to action tonight as he has missed some time recently with a foot injury according to Head Coach Justin Burress.


The Vikings and Wildcats tip-off at 7:30 pm tonight in Gresham, WI.




Packers Invite Fans To Join In Excitement For Playoffs

By Green Bay Packers

With the Packers-Giants Wild Card game this Sunday, Jan. 8, the Packers are inviting fans to join the team in preparing for the playoffs.


This year is the eighth straight year the Packers have earned the opportunity to play in the postseason, and the Packers are urging fans to celebrate and join in the excitement with different fan initiatives to take part in each day this week.


To kick off the week, the team offered up Mailing Monday. Fans of all ages are encouraged to send mail to the team through the "Letters to Lambeau" program. Letters and drawings submitted may be featured on, through the Packers' social media accounts and near the locker room for players to see.


Those interested in submitting letters or drawings can visit and download the templates to create custom messages to players and the team. Submissions can be sent through email at, dropped off at the Lambeau Field Atrium at the guest services desk or the Packers Pro Shop, or mailed to Letters to Lambeau, PO Box 13092, Green Bay, WI 54307.


The next day, Paint the Town Tuesday, will help demonstrate Packers pride throughout northeast Wisconsin. Fans are encouraged to keep an eye out for "Get Loud Lambeau" window cling stickers outside of local businesses, schools and public buildings.


On Wednesday, fans can participate in Win It Wednesday, with opportunities throughout the day to win Packers gear and giveaway items through the Packers' social media accounts. Fans can win prizes such as a pair of tickets to Sunday's game, an Ariens Sno-Thro, a Packers custom jersey and a Get Loud Lambeau prize package.


The following day, Thank You Thursday, the team will show fans how grateful they are for the constant and unwavering support of the Packers community. Videos, photographs and selected messages from Monday's "Letters to Lambeau" initiative will be posted on and through the Packers' social media accounts throughout the day to express the organization's appreciation for Packers fans.


On Friday, fans are asked to celebrate Green and Gold Friday by wearing green and gold or Packers gear at school, at work, in their homes and in the community, and are invited to keep the celebration going on Saturday for a free Packers Everywhere pep rally at 6 p.m. at Lambeau Field's Tundra Tailgate Zone.


Saturday's pep rally will feature Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and fans at the event will have the opportunity to win giveaway items and greet various Packers alumni.'s Mike Spofford and Wes Hodkiewicz will preview the next day's game to conclude the event.


For more information about the details of the pep rally, and to learn how to participate in the playoff week excitement, visit in the coming days.

Ice Anglers Look To Weather For Help With Ice On Bay And Lake

By Tim Kowols

While smaller bodies of water in the area are primed for ice fishing, guides are warning anglers about possible issues on Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. A cold snap early in December gave anglers a bit of a head start on the season before warmer temperatures caused the ice to fluctuate. Fishing guide JJ Malvitz says anglers need to take proper precautions, especially out on the bay.



According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, anglers need at least three to four inches of ice before venturing out on their own and between 7.5 and 12 inches to take most vehicles out. Cold temperatures are expected to return later in the week with windchills of 15 to 30 degrees below zero expected Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.



Packers Recapture The North, Defeat Lions 31-24

By Tim Kowols

It will take four more victories to bring home another Lombardi Trophy, but it took six straight to get the opportunity.

The Green Bay Packers capped off a masterful run Sunday night when it defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 at Ford Field in the Motor City.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who said the Packers would run the table to make the playoffs, held his end of the bargain with 300 yards passing and four touchdowns. Receiver Davante Adams hauled in two TD grabs, but it was former practice squad member Geronimo Allison who put the Packers ahead for good in the fourth quarter with a sliding grab in the end zone.

The Lions were led by Matt Stafford's 347-yard, two touchdown performance despite nursing an injury to his finger.

The Packers will face their playoff nemesis, the New York Giants, at Lambeau Field on January 8. The Lions were still able to make the playoffs despite the loss by virtue of the Redskins' demise earlier in the day. They will travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks.

Badgers, Broncos Face Off In Cotton Bowl

By Tim Kowols

The Wisconsin Badgers look to reverse the fortunes of the Big 10 in the New Year's Six Bowls when they face the Western Michigan Broncos today at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas.

The Badgers have not played in just under a month, falling to the Penn State Nittany Lions 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. Running back Corey Clement could become the 10th Badger in school history to rush for over 1,500 yards in a season.Quartberback Alex Hornibrook is slated to get the start today, but do not be surprised if Bart Houston comes in to relieve Hornibrook if he struggles against the 12th ranked Broncos. The Badgers score the Big Ten's first New Year's Six bowl game win this year after Michigan and Ohio State were blown out in consecutive nights.

The Broncos have not lost a game since November 18 when they fell to the Northern Illinois Huskies in DeKalb, Ill. Since then, they have won the Bahamas Bowl, swept the 2016 slate including two games against Big Ten opponents Northwestern and Illinois. The Broncos are led by quarterback Zach Terrell, who with help from potential first-round pick Corey Davis, has thrown over 3,300 yards and 32 touchdowns to just three picks.

Today's game begins at noon at AT&T Stadium.

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