Sports Archives for 2017-03

NFL Draft Less Than A Month Away


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers are equipped with eight selections in the upcoming NFL Draft. Set for April 27th through the 29th in Philadelphia, this year's draft seems more important for the Packers than the past dozen years or so.

 

The lack free free agent signings coupled with losing TJ Lang, Datone Jones, Julius Peppers, Jared Cook and Micah Hyde have Packers fans seemingly a little more anxious.

 

The 2017 Draft will feature round one on April 27th. Rounds two and three will take place Friday night, April 28th. The final day will wrap up with rounds four through seven.

 

Here is a look at this year's Packers draft picks:

 

Round 1 – 29th
Round 2 – 61st
Round 3 – 93rd

Round 4 -134th
Round 5 – 172nd

Round 5 – 182nd
Round 6 – 212th
Round 7 – 247th

Packers Sign Offensive Lineman McCray


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers signed guard Justin McCray to add depth to the offensive line Wednesday. The transaction was announced by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

McCray, a 6-foot-3, 317-pound first-year player, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Tennessee Titans out of the University of Central Florida on May 12, 2014. He spent the entire 2014 season on the Titans practice squad and has also played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He will wear No. 64 for the Packers.

WBDK "L-C Spartan Spring Sports Preview" Draws Big Crowd At Rendezvous


By Paul Schmitt




Coming off a fantastic fall and winter sports season, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans were previewed for the upcoming spring sports at the Rendezvous Wednesdasy night with a live broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK.  Paul Schmitt interviewed coaches and a large number of senior student-athletes from Girls Soccer, Softball, Track & Field and Baseball.  Coach Tracy Bins shared the goals of the girls soccer program while  coach Neil Seering visited about the recent indoor track meets and the upcoming outdoor meet scheduled for next week.  Softball coach Tom Giachino is looking for girls to compete for a conference championship and hopeful return to state.  The evening concluded with Coach John Bray excited about an experienced baseball squad to make a strong showing in the North Eastern Conference.

 

Fan Favorite Scooter Gennett Claimed By Cincinnati Reds


By Nick Freimuth




 

He was the second longest tenured player on the Milwaukee Brewers roster. Scooter Gennett was claimed off waivers yesterday by the Cincinnati Reds. The second basemen fell behind Jonathan Villar at second base and a multi-million dollar contract on the bench was something Brewers General Manager David Stearns apparently did not think was money well spent.

 

The Brewers home opener will be Monday, April 3 at 1:10 PM as they open up the season with a four game series with the Colorado Rockies.

L-C Spartan Spring Sports Preview On 96.7FM WBDK Tonight


By Paul Schmitt




The Rendezvous of Luxemburg will host the annual Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Spring Sports Preview this evening starting at 5:30pm on 96.7FM WBDK.  Coaches and players from all the spring sports including softball, baseball, track & field and boys golf will be featured.  The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Spring Sports Preview will also be streamed live on doorcountydailynews.com.

16 L-C Youth Wrestlers Excelled At State


By Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling




Friday and Saturday marked the end of the 2016-17 Folkstyle season which saw sixteen Luxemburg-Casco youth wrestlers compete at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The wrestlers displayed a great deal of grit, determination, and heart. Awesome job by all that competed, everyone made the Spartan wrestling community proud! When the dust finally settled nine LC wrestlers placed in the tournament.

 

1st Place - Easton Worachek

2nd Place - Carson Neubert

2nd Place - AJ Delebreau

3rd Place - Travis LeGrave

4th Place - Luke Driedric

4th Place - Caleb Salentine

5th Place - Max Ronsman

5th Plae - Hunter Joniaux

5th Place - Isaac VandenBush

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestlers At State


By Leif Lautenbach




 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestling Team all wrestled tough but did not place at state last weekend. It was an experience our eighth graders Nick West & Wyatt Coburn will never forget. Each will be continuing their careers at the high school level. Spencer Madsen continues to do well against the state's best at his age and weight bracket and we look forward to having him as a middle school team next year.

Conner McHugh Swims His Way To All-American Status


By Nick Freimuth




 

Sevastopol graduate Conner McHugh represented the University of Minnesota at the NCA Division 1 Men's Championships last week. McHugh earned All-American honors in both the 200-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard breaststroke. He became the first ever Door County swimmer to earn All-American honors.

 

In the 200-yard breaststroke, McHugh swam a 1:53.75. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Conner finished in 52.30 seconds.

 

McHugh also earned Academic All-Big 10 honors this season.

Packers Sign Francois For Defensive Line Depth


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Friday.

 

Jean Francois was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University. After four seasons with the 49ers (2009-12), he played two years with the Indianapolis Colts (2013-14) and spent the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins (2015-16). For his career, Jean Francois has played in 109 games with 35 starts during the regular season, appearing in all 16 contests in six of his eight seasons. He has recorded 236 tackles (128 solo), 12 sacks, 10 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Jean Francois has seen action in 11 postseason contests with two starts, registering 17 tackles (nine solo), 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed. He will wear No. 95 for the Packers.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Has Two On Podium At State


By Kevin Slezewski



Capping off the youth and middle school wrestling season, Southern Door wrestlers Trevin Veeser placed 3rd and Delaney Wilke 5th at the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum in Madison on Saturday.  Lance Veeser, Cody Nellis and Grant Englebert also competed but came up a bit short of making the podium.  Several close matches, including some decided in overtime, led to each of them capturing at least 1 win on this big stage.  Great effort by everyone!


Results from Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling have not yet been received.


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Bulls Stampede Bucks 109-94


By Tim Kowols




The Chicago Bulls used a 23-10 run to end the half and a scoring explosion in the third quarter to top the Milwaukee Bucks  109-94. The Bulls, battling for their playoff lives, were led by Nikola Mirotic's 28 points. Jimmy Butler collected a double-double (20 points, 14 assists) while Rajon Rondo was just a rebound and an assist away from earning a triple-double in the Chicago victory.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 22 points while Greg Monroe scored 16 points and Kris Middleton dropped in 14 of his own. The Bucks still have a firm grasp on their playoff spot, currently sitting in 6th place, just one game behind Atlanta for 5th place and still lead the Pacers on tiebreakers.

Brewers Lose 1-0 To Royals As Peralta Looks Impressive


By Paul Schmitt




A scoreless game between Milwaukee and Kansas City finally ended with the Royals prevailing 1-0 Saturday in an exhibition game in Surprise, Arizona.  Brewer pitcher Wily Peralta went 5 2/3 innings of scoreless pitching allowing only three hits as he looks to cement a role in the starting rotation.  The Brewers will play one more cactus league game today against the A's before heading back to the Midwest for games against the Chicago White Sox.  Matt Garza will be on the mound Sunday for Milwaukee looking to claim a spot on the roster.

Gators Nip Badgers 84-83 In OT Thriller


By Tim Kowols




A desperation 3-point shot made by Florida's Chris Chiozza at the buzzer in overtime was enough to dash the dreams of the Wisconsin Badgers in an 84-83 instant classic at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

 

In his last game for Wisconsin, senior Nigel Hayes led the way for the Badgers with 22 points, with fellow classmen Zak Showalter, Bronson Koenig, and Vitto Brown chipping in with double-figure scoring performances as well.

 

The Badgers had no answer for Florida's sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen, who led all scorers with 35 points. Florida will move on to face South Carolina, a team amidst their own dream tourney run after going winless in the NCAA's over the last 40 years.

 

Brown, Hayes, Koenig, Showalter leave Madison as one of the most successful senior classes, boasting 115 wins program wins including back to back Final Four runs.

Bucks Keep Rolling, Beat Atlanta 100-97


By Tim Kowols




The Milwaukee Bucks made 11 for their last 13 with a 100-97 victory Friday night over the host Atlanta Hawks.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks, registering a double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds. Greg Monroe added his own double-double performance, collecting 14 points and 10 rebounds. Hawks guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dennis Schroeder each scored 20-plus points, but two late buckets by Monroe negated their efforts in the loss. The Bucks and the Hawks are now tied for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with just a couple weeks remaining in the regular season.

Track Round-Up: L-C, Kewaunee Win Titles


By Tim Kowols




Two Kewaunee County schools left their early season indoor invites with championships. In Manitowoc, the Luxemburg-Casco boys captured the Herbert Invitational title, scoring 104.5 points in the 15 team invite. Another local school, Gibraltar, scored 5 points.

 

TOP AREA PERFORMERS

 

55: 1, Tyler Suess, L-C, 6.38; 55 hurdles: 1, Sam Larson, L-C, 7.65; 200: 1, Suess, L-C, 24.14; 400: 4, Travis Kinnard, L-C, 57.23; 800: 3, Hunter Liebeck, L-C, 2:14.37; 1,600: 2, Liebeck, L-C, 4:41.00; 3,200: 4, Tanner Kasten, L-C, 10:55.09; 640 relay: 6, Luxemburg-Casco (Jon Deprey, Dakota Robinson, Griffin Geib, Suess), 1:22.22; 3,200 relay: 2, Luxemburg-Casco (Marshall Paider, Isaiah Norton, Trey Alsteen, Michael Natchwey), 9:13.32; Long jump: 1, Suess, L-C, 20-9½; Pole vault: 3, Larson, L-C, 11-0; Shot put: 2, Ryan Berg, DP, 50-5; Triple jump: 2, Larson, L-C, 39-1¾.

 

The girls participated in the Herbert Invite as well with Kewaunee scoring 46 points and Gibraltar 3.

 

The Kewaunee boys track team left Wausau West with an invite title, edging out the host team 121-120.

 

TOP AREA PERFORMERS

 

55: 9, Owen Kudick, 7.48; 200: 8, Charles Schultz, 27.43; 400: 5, Max Hanrahan, 1:01.12; 800: 1, Mitch Kudick, 2:13.72; 1,600: Spencer Kirsteatter; 3,200: 2, Jacob Czech, 11:42.78; 200 hurdles: 3, Nick Baumgartner, 30.27; 640 relay: 5, (Schultz, Jesse Steinhorst, Kudick, William Collins McGovern), 1:21.13; 1,600 relay: 3, (Schultz, Nick Baumgartner, Kirsteatter, Kudick), 4:10.69; 3,200 relay: 1, (Hanrahan, Kirsteatter, Czech, Kudick), 8:17.15; Shot put: 2, Joe Odill, 42-6¾; High jump: 2, Jacob Basten, 5-8; Pole vault: 1, Baumgartner, 11-0; Long jump: 12, Kudick, 16-9¾; Triple jump: 4, Basten, 36-11½.

 

Sturgeon Bay and Algoma found themselves in Oconto Falls earlier this week, with the boys winning their meet over the host, Gillett and Lena. The girls finished in second.

 

LOCAL BOYS WINNERS

 

24-lap relay: Sturgeon Bay, 8:55.1; 50-yard hurdles: Na. Greenlaw, SB, 7.2; 50-yard dash: Ni. Greenlaw, SB, 5.7; 4-lap relay: Sturgeon Bay, 1:06.3;  200: Ni. Greenlaw, SB, 26.7;  Shot put: M. Schoening, ALG, 44-11; Pole vault: S. Hargis, SB, 12-0; High jump: H. Shefchik, SB, 5-6; Long jump: C. Gajda, SB, 18-4½; Triple jump: C. Gajda, SB, 40-9¼

 

LOCAL GIRLS WINNERS

 

400: A. Alberts, SB, 1:10.7;  Shot put: K. Williams, ALG, 37-9

Luxemburg Speedway Sets Practice Date


By Tim Kowols




The Luxemburg Speedway will allow drivers to test out their vehicles on its dirt track prior to the season's May opening. Practice runs will take place April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Luxemburg Speedway, located on the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. Admission is charged for those participating in the practice ($20 drivers, $10 crew), but the grandstands will be free for the public to watch. The season opens April 21.

Badgers Hoping To Be Elite After Tonight's Sweet 16 Game With Florida


By Nick Freimuth




The eighth seeded Wisconsin Badgers are the only team in the Sweet 16 to be making their fourth straight appearance. They will take on fourth seeded Florida tonight at 8:59 PM from Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York.

 

Tonight's winner will advance to the Elite 8 Sunday and play either Baylor (#3) or South Carolina (#7). Bronson Koenig, Nigel Hayes and Ethan Happ have created quite a threesome for teams to defend. The addition of Vito Brown and Zac Showalter rounding out an impressive senior class has more experience at this stage of the tournament than any other team in the country.

Donald Driver Selects Ron Wolf As Induction Speaker


By Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame




The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. today announced the presenters for the 47th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held the evening of July 22, 2017, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Ron Wolf will present former wide receiver Donald Driver and Bob Jimenez will present former cornerback Mark Lee.

 

Wolf, a Pro Football and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer, was the executive vice president and general manager for the Green Bay Packers from 1991-2001 and was responsible for selecting Donald Driver in the 1999 NFL Draft. Wolf put together teams that won two NFC Championships and one Super Bowl. Wolf began his NFL career as a scout for the Oakland Raiders in 1963. He spent 23 seasons with the franchise through three separate tenures as the Raiders posted winning records in all but six of those years. In 1975, he was hired by the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the general manager and built the foundation that propelled the team to the NFC Championship game by its fourth season. Under Wolf, from 1992-2000, the Packers compiled the second-best regular-season record in the NFL (92-52, .639) while recording seven consecutive winning seasons (1992-98) and six straight playoff appearances (1993-98). While Wolf made many moves to shape the Packers into a consistent winner, he made three key transactions early in his time in Green Bay: hiring Mike Holmgren as head coach, trading for quarterback Brett Favre and signing Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. Those key pieces helped the Packers win three consecutive NFC Central Division Championships (1995-97) and back-to-back NFC titles (1996-97).

 

Jimenez, Mark Lee's high school football coach, began his teaching and coaching career in 1969 as the running backs coach and substitute teacher at his alma mater in Chester, Calif.  He spent time coaching at Chico High School the following year under legendary high school coach "Rock" McClellan, before accepting a graduate assistantship at McNeese State University, helping the Cowboys to a 9-0-1 season. After obtaining his Med in Counseling, he returned to California, spending the 1972-75 seasons at Hanford High School, where he coached Lee. Jimenez spent the next seven seasons coaching at Santa Maria High School before coaching and becoming Athletic Director at Righetti High School, a position he held for the next 22 years. Prior to retiring in 2009, Jimenez spent the last five years of his career helping to open the new Pioneer Valley High School, teaching physical education and coaching quarterbacks. Jimenez and his wife, Mary Ann, have three daughters and five grandchildren, and reside in Santa Maria, Calif.

 

Due to high demand from regular supporters of the Hall of Fame, tickets for the Banquet are sold out. To request to be added to the ticket waiting list, please contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 orhollyb@packershalloffame.com. No refunds are available 30 days prior to event. The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 10, 2017, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

 

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual Induction Banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.

 

Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it was closed in November 2013 for renovations. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information mayvisit the Hall online at packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html.

Packers Extend RB Michael


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers re-signed running back Christine Michael. The transaction was announced Thursday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Michael played in six regular-season games and three postseason contests for the Packers last season after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 16. For his career, he has started nine of 37 games played during the regular season, recording 1,080 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 254 carries (4.3 avg.) while also accumulating 135 receiving yards and a TD on 26 receptions (5.2 avg.). Michael has also appeared in five postseason contests with one start. He was originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. After two seasons in Seattle, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys before the start of the 2015 regular season. After being released by Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015, he spent a few weeks on the Washington Redskins' practice squad before being signed to the Seahawks' active roster on Dec. 16, 2015.

Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball Champion Crowned


By Tyler Powell



It was an exciting playoff Monday at the Y. The championship games were set and one of the championship games was played! The B League semi final winners Redroom and Door County Coffee decided to play the championship game consecutively after the semi finals due to spring break scheduling next week. I am happy to congratulate Door County Coffee as the 2016-17 B League Champions!


The stage is set in the A League for a championship game of Some Spike It Hot vs. Music Masters DJ's next week.




A LEAGUE:

Semi Finals:

(1)Music Masters DJ's defeated (4)The P.E.S.T.S. 2-0 (15-8; 15-7)

(3)Some Spike It Hot defeated (2)Nicolet Beach Concessions 2-1

(12-15; 15-10; 15-7)

 

5th Place Game:

To Be Determined defeated The Rads (Forfeit)

 

Next Week:

Championship Game:

(3) Some Spike It Hot vs. (1) Music Masters DJ's

 

3rd Place Game:

(4)The P.E.S.T.S. vs. (2)Nicolet Beach Concessions

 

B LEAGUE:

Semi Final:

(3)Door County Coffee defeated (7)Peninsula Podiatry 2-0 (15-4;15-11)

(1)Redroom defeated (4)Bay Ship Sharks 2-0 (15-3; 15-2)

 

Consolation Semi Final:

(5)Hatco Serve-Rites defeated (8)Institute Saloon 2-0 (15-10; 15-12)

(2)Econo Double Baggers (6)Bricklot 1 2-1  (15-11; 14-16; 15-0)

 

CHAMPTIONSHIP GAME (Best of 5):

(3)Door County Coffee defeated (1)Redroom 3-1

(9-15; 16-14; 15-12; 15-5)

 

Next Week:

3rd Place Game:

(7)Peninsula Podiatry vs. (4)Bay Ship Sharks

 

Consolation Championship:

(2)Econo Double Baggers vs. (5)Hatco Serve-Rites


John Kuhn Signing Autographs Friday At Jim Olson Ford Lincoln


By Nick Freimuth




After playing nine seasons for the Green Bay Packers, John Kuhn became somewhat of a folk hero. Fans boisterously cheering KUUUUUUUUUUHN after one-yard touchdowns became recognized by fans across the NFL.

One of two of the all-time great Packers full backs (Jim Taylor being the other) still spends time in Wisconsin, particularly Door County. On Friday, John Kuhn will be signing autographs for the grand opening of Jim Olson Ford Lincoln on Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, fans are encouraged to bring an item to have autographed and then take a tour of the brand new facility.

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestling Qualifies Three For State


By Leif Lautenbach




Congratulations and Good Luck to three Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth and Middle School wrestlers who will me competing at the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships!

Spencer Madsen, son of Rory and Rebecca Madsen is in his 4th year of wrestling  and is making his 2nd trip to Madison. Spencer wrestles for both SBS wrestling as well as X-factor elite wrestling.  Spencer has wrestled on the national level and has achieved all American status by placing 4th  at pre season nationals in Iowa.

 

Wyatt Coburn is the son of Matt & Mellisa Nichols and attends Sturgeon Bay. Wyatt is in his third year of wrestling and earned his first appearance to the State Tournament with a gutsy performance at the Bayport Regional. Wyatt wrestled back to second place, winning 4 straight matches, his last one in a dramatic overtime victory.

 

Nicholas West is the son of Shawn and Aimee West and attends Sevastopol. Wrestling at the 240 pound class, he is the "big guy with the big heart". Nick has been working hard, overcoming adversity and improving greatly all season. His second place finish has earned him his first appearance at the State level.

DCY Swim Team Wins 11 State Championships


By Mike McHugh




With another outstanding State meet completed this past weekend, DCY SWIM tied their best finish in team history at the Wisconsin YMCA STATE Championships, held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, WI.

 

Qualifying the most swimmers in team history with 52, the team had a spectacular meet in all age groups throughout the weekend. The DCY SWIM team placed 4th as a team with 1996 points, with 23 teams attending.

 

11 State Championships- Jack Monfils,8-under boys 100 free 1:12.34. Macoy Neinas, 15-18 boys, 100 back, 52.14, 200 back 1:55.29. Max McHugh, 15-18 boys 100 Breaststroke 52.46, 200 Breast 1:59.48,50 free, 20.80,100 free 45.49. The 100 breast time is faster than the NATIONAL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL RECORD and faster than his National YMCA record set last year.

 

The Door County team's open relays with Max, Macoy, Jared Klika, and Brock Aune also set new State Records in the 200 free relay record with a 1:25.26, and the 200 Medley record with a 1:33.48. They also won the 400 Medley relay with a 3:27.99. We did have all of these records from last year.

 

DCY Swim had 18 2nd Place finishes, with 6 of them in relays and 11 3rd Place finishes. Qualifying for YMCA Nationals held in Greensboro, NC starting April 3-Macoy Neinas, Brock Aune, Jared Klika, Max McHugh, and Katie Kaminski.

Packers Foundation Seeking Grant Applications


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers Foundation is seeking applications for its annual grant program. The application period is open now until June 1, 2017, one month earlier than applications had been due in previous years.

 

This year, the Foundation will focus on awarding grants to organizations that will use the funds for programs or projects that address hunger, homelessness, the elderly, and other human services causes. This is a new guideline for the grant application process meant to direct more funds to those specific areas of need in the community.

 

Only organizations whose programs fit the established criteria may apply for and be considered for grants.

 

Different focus areas will be emphasized through the application process each year; in 2018, the focus areas will be arts and culture, athletics and education. In 2019, the focus areas will be animal welfare, civic and community, environmental, health and wellness including drug/alcohol and domestic violence.

 

Organizations that are classified as exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code with a valid IRS Tax ID for a minimum of two years and are located in the state of Wisconsin are eligible to apply for a grant. Organizations may only apply for a grant once every three years.

 

Interested applicants can find out if they are eligible to apply for a grant and complete the application online at www.packers.com/community/packers-foundation.html.

 

All grant applications received will be reviewed by the Green Bay Packers Foundation Trustees, who will finalize the list of grant recipients in November. A public announcement of the grant recipients and the awards luncheon will take place in December on a date to be determined after the football schedule has been released.

 

Last year, in its annual distribution of funds, the Foundation awarded a record $800,000 to 316 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. With these disbursements, the Foundation has distributed more than $7.2 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.

 

The Green Bay Packers Foundation grant program is part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which include the Green Bay Packers Foundation's annual and impact grants, appearances by players, alumni, coaches and staff, cash and in-kind donations, community events, Make-A-Wish visits, youth football outreach and much more.  These efforts combined resulted in a comprehensive Green Bay Packers Give Back charity impact in excess of $8 million in the past year.

 

Southern Door Qualifies Five To Youth State Wrestling Tournament


By Kevin Slezewski




Congratulations to five Southern Door youth and middle school wrestlers as they advanced to the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships!  They  earned a trip by finishing 1st or 2nd at the Bay Port State Qualifier held Saturday, March 18th.

The Southern Door Wrestling Club is happy to announce Delaney Wilke, Lance Veeser, Trevin Veeser, Cody Nellis and Grant Englebert as this year's group of State Qualifiers!  They will compete at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on March 24-25.

Badgers & Gators Sweet 16 Showdown Set For 9 PM Friday Night


By Nick Freimuth




The Sweet 16 will start late Friday night for the Wisconsin Badgers. The eighth seed will square off with #4 Florida at approximately 9:00 PM Friday from Madison Square Garden in New York. The game will be carried on TBS. The Florida Gators open up the week as favorites by just a point and a half.

On Wisconsin! Badgers Take Out Top Seeded Villanova En Route to Sweet 16


By Brady Haupt




The Wisconsin Badgers are headed back to the Sweet 16 after taking out the top-seeded defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats 65-62 in Round of 32 action. The Badgers were led by senior Nigel Hayes who had 19 points and 8 rebounds along with the game-sealing shot. The battle-tested Badgers will move onto the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year, where they'll face the 4-seed Florida Gators.

Golden State Warriors Bring Bucks Back to Earth


By Brady Haupt




A Bucks team that was full of confidence after winning eight of their last nine games ran into the league's best team and the results weren't what the Bucks were hoping for. The Warriors fought off a slow start and were able to easily put away the young Bucks 117-92. The Bucks (34-35) were paced by rookie Malcolm Brogdon who had 18. Defending league MVP Steph Curry had 28-points for the Warriors (55-14) on six 3-pointers. The Bucks will look to rebound in Portland Tuesday.

Veteran Badgers Face Huge Test in Top-Seeded Villanova


By Brady Haupt




The battle-tested Badgers, led by three members of the 2015 NCAA runners-up face a tough test if they want to keep their tournament hopes alive in the form of the tournament's top-seeded Villanova Wildcats. The Badgers were able to win the "8-9" contest against the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 84-74 on the back of Bronson Koenig's record eight 3-pointers. The Wildcats got out of the gates slowly in their first round game against the number sixteen seed Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers, leading for only 46 seconds of the first-half before second half adjustments led Nova to a 20-point win. The Badgers would do well to take advantage if Nova stumbles out of the starting blocks Saturday afternoon.

Streaking Bucks Move Back to .500 With Win Over Lakers


By Brady Haupt




The Milwaukee Bucks are on a roll, earning their eighth win in nine games in a testy battle against the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 107 to 103. A third quarter scuffle led to three ejections, that of Greg Monroe for the Bucks and Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell from the Lakers as the result of a hard foul from Malcolm Brogdon. The Bucks were up 10 late in the third quarter at the time, and the scuffle seemed to galvanize the Lakers on their home court; they'd cut the lead to three late before the Bucks were able to put the game away with free throws. The Bucks move to .500 (34-34). Their recent form coincides with the return of last season's leading scorer Khris Middleton, who had a season-high 30 points. The Bucks currently hold the 7th seed in the East and will take on the Golden State Warriors on the road Saturday.

Packers Make Deal With Davon House Official


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed corner back Davon House and re-signed linebacker Jordan Tripp. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transactions Wednesday.

 

House returns to Green Bay after playing the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2015, he set career highs with 60 tackles, four interceptions and 23 passes defensed. House was originally selected in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Packers out of New Mexico State. He has played in 72 career games with 33 starts, registering 150 tackles (122 solo), six interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 60 passes defensed.

 

Tripp was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (171st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of the University of Montana. After appearing in 13 games as rookie for the Dolphins, he was released on Sept. 5, 2015. Tripp was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on Sept. 22, 2015, and then was signed to the active roster on Oct. 10, 2015, where he started one of 12 games played and totaled seven tackles (five solo) and a team-high seven special teams tackles. In 2016, he was released by the Jaguars after training camp and spent time on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad and active roster, appearing in seven games with one start before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 3 and then reaching an injury settlement on Dec. 9. Tripp signed with Green Bay on Dec. 14, appearing in two regular-season games and all three postseason contests.

Badgers Win Opening Round Game Late Thursday Night


By Nick Freimuth




Bronson Koenig made a school record eight three's en route to 28 points and an NCAA Tournament victory over Virginia Tech Thursday. The 84-74 opening round victory was much closer than the score indicates. The Hokies were within a possession or two until the final minute. Nigel Hayes added a double-double in the win.

Wisconsin moves on to the Round of 32 Saturday. They will match up with the defending National Champions Villanova. The game will tip-off at 1:40 PM.

Sturgeon Bay Babe Ruth Baseball Registration Now Open


By Joe Jennerjohn




Registration for Sturgeon Bay Babe Ruth baseball is now open. Babe Ruth Baseball is available to boys in the Sturgeon Bay school district ages 13-15 years old.

 

Registration may be picked up at T.J Walker Middle School office, Razors Edge Barber Shop or by calling Joe Jennerjohn  at 920.495.0047.

 

The deadline to sign up is April 14.

DCY Swim Team Qualifies 52 For State


By Nick Freimuth




The Door County YMCA Swim Team also known as 'DCY Swim' will comprise of 52 swimmers this weekend at the state meet in Milwaukee. Head Coach Mike McHugh said he is extremely proud of the young swimmers that qualified for the biggest meet in the state.

 

Door County swimmers ranging in age from six to 19 years of age qualified for state this year. McHugh knows there will be lots of personal record times swam this weekend at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center.

 

Coach McHugh was especially impressed this year by the number of B relays that qualified for state. He added that the younger kids are really strong this year. "This weekend is the culmination of the season for most of the team. DCY Swim has already qualified five swimmers to nationals including Max McHugh, Brock Aune, Macoy Neinas, Jared Klika and Katie Kaminski (100 and 200 breaststroke)." Stella Kersebet is also within a second of qualifying for Nationals in the 100 breaststroke and Coach McHugh hopes this is the weekend she hits her time.

 

Good luck to the 52 swimmers representing DCY Swim this weekend at State.

 

Pictured above:
Back Row:  Max McHugh, Luke Bousley, Jesper Johnson,  Paige Thompson, Molly Banks, Katie Kaminski, Gale Chier, Stella Kersebet, Abbie Lenius, Stella Serafico, Abigail Schauske, Jared Klika.

 

Fourth Row: Noah Slamka, Conner Thompson, Drew Rass, Jacob Norton, Ethan Almstadt, Phoebe Bissen, Reese Schauske, Scarlet Serafico, Brooke Strege, Christy Braun.

 

Third Row: Brock Aune, Kailyn Neville, Susannah Mann, Julia Kurek, Julia Michalski, Katie Norton, Danica Neville, Cassie Rankin, Isabelle Haase, Annika Olson, McCoy Neinas.

 

Second Row: Ryan Felhhofer, Luke Filar, Tristin Brilla, Logan Filar, Jake Monfils, Race Kasten, Colton Blakely, Sylvia Townsend, Anika Steinbach, Faith Blackley, Molly Hall.

 

Front Row:  Amelia Michalski, Chloe Bissen, Emma Bousley, Regan Kasten, Kadeya Sanborn , Daylia Sund, Tara Maccaux, Emily Miller

NCAA Tournament For Wisconsin Starts Tonight


By Nick Freimuth




The Wisconsin Badgers and their fans may still be a little bitter over their seeding. The eighth ranked Big 10 representatives will square off against the ninth ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. Tip-time is 8:40 PM from the first Niagara Center in Buffalo, Ney York.

 

The game will air on CBS this evening as the final game of opening day. March Madeness resumes Friday morning and for Wisconsin fans Marquette plays Friday night at 8:50 PM on TBS against South Carolina.

Jayrone Elliott Inks New One-Year Deal With Packers


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have re-signed linebacker Jayrone Elliott. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Tuesday.

 

Elliott originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Toledo in 2014. He has played in 38 regular-season games with Green Bay over the last three seasons, recording 33 tackles (27 solo), four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, two passes defensed and 39 special teams tackles. In 2016, Elliott led the team with 13 tackles on special teams. He is the only Packer player to post a double-digit tackle total on special teams in each of the last three seasons.

Door County YMCA Volleyball Playoff Results


By Nick Freimuth




The Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League saw one big upset in week one of the post season Monday.  The second place Econo Double Baggers lost to the seventh place Peninsula Podiatry team in two extremely close games. The B League quarterfinals finished (16-14 and 15-13) in favor of the seven seed. Here is a look at the rest of the league results provided by Tyler Powell.

 

A LEAGUE:

(4)The P.E.S.T.S. defeated (5)To Be Determined 2-1 (15-17;15-10;15-10)

(3)Some Spike It Hot defeated (6)The Rads 2-0 (15-5; 15-11)

 

Next Week:

Semi Final:

 

(1)Music Masters DJ's vs. (4)The P.E.S.T.S.

(2)Nicolet Beach Concessions vs. (3)Some Spike It Hot

 

5th Place Game:

 

The Rads vs. To Be Determined

 

B LEAGUE:

Play-In Game:

(8)Institute Saloon defeated (9)Bricklot 2 2-0 (16-14; 15-2)

(1)Redroom defeated (8)Institute Saloon 2-0 (15-5; 15-3)

(7)Peninsula Podiatry defeated (2)Econo Double Baggers 2-0

(16-14; 15-13)

(3)Door County Coffee defeated (6)Bricklot 1 2-1 (10-15; 15-8; 15-3)

(4)Bay Ship Sharks defeated (5)Hatco Serve-Rites 2-1

(13-15; 15-10; 15-12)

 

Next Week:

Semi Final:

(1)Redroom vs. (4)Bay Ship Sharks

(3)Door County Coffee vs. (7)Peninsula Podiatry

 

Consolation Semi Final:

Institute Saloon vs. Hatco

Econo Double Baggers vs. Hatco Serve-Rites

Taylor Schmidt In The Running For National POY


By Nick Freimuth




After becoming the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, UW-Oshkosh senior Taylor Schmidt is now in the running for another major award. The Algoma graduate is one of 12 finalists for the Hero Sports' Fan Choice D3 Women's Basketball Player of the Year. The award is based on fan vote solely.

 

Schmidt was only 180 votes behind at 7:15 AM Thursday. You may vote once per hour before the poll closes on Thursday, March 16.

 

To vote for Taylor Schmidt click on the link below. Share this story on your social media accounts to get more people voting for the Wolves star turned Titan in college.

 

http://herosports.com/news/fan-choice-d3-womens-basketball-player-of-the-year-agag

 

Rasmussen Signs Letter Of Intent To Wrestle At Morningside College


By Tim Kowols




Luxemburg-Casco state champion wrestler Phil Rasmussen will have the opportunity to continue his career. The senior heavyweight signed his Letter of Intent to wrestle at Morningside College on two different scholarship. Rasmussen recently wrapped up his final season at Luxemburg-Casco, going 44-8 overall while winning a sectional and state championship along the way. He was also part of this year's Luxemburg-Casco Spartan squad that was a runner-up in the team state tournament.

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Door County YMCA Strivers Capture 10 Golds At State Gymnastic Champioinships


By Nikki Pollman




The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team captured ten gold medals, ten silver, nine bronze and five Team Trophies this past weekend at the 2017 YMCA State Gymnastic Championships hosted by the Kettle Moraine YMCA in West Bend, Wisconsin. The Striver Team qualified and competed 38 gymnasts in the tournament,  the Team returned home with  44 total individual medals. The top 30% in each level are awarded.

Capturing State Titles and bringing home the Gold were: Level 1 gymnast Sophia Sternard, Sophia captured three gold medals. She brought home a title in the All Around with a 37.85, vault with a 9.7 and balance beam with a 9.5.  Level 3 gymnast Tiani LeMieux captured gold on bars with a score of 9.0. Level 6 gymnast Miya Eliyha brought home gold in the All Around with a 36.075 and on vault with a 8.9. X-Cel Gold gymnast Laci Lautenbach won two gold medals, Laci won the All Around with a 37.175 and beam with a 9.6. Team mate Kylie Newton won the floor in the 14 and over age  group scoring 9.575.  Calla Hansen won her gold medal in the 13 and under group on the floor exercise scoring 9.25.

Silver Medals were secured by Level 1 gymnast Sophia Sternard on the floor with a 9.3. Jozlynn Burlo took silver in the All Around with a 37.80.  Level 3 Tiani LeMieux secured silver on floor with a 9.45. Julia Gregory was awarded silver on the balance beam with a 9.3. Level 6 gymnast Miya Eliyha won two silver medals one on the balance beam with a 9.225 and floor with a 9.375. X-Cel Gold Laci Lautenbach took silver on floor with a 9.35 and bars with a 9.45. X-Cel Gold Katie Peot captured silver on floor with a 9.35. Kylie Newton, X-Cel Gold took the silver in the All Around with a 36.525.

Bronze medals were secured by Level 3 Tiani Lemieux in the All Around with a 36.35. Daylia Sund, level 3 won bronze on vault with a 9.35. Level 6 Reetika Jandu won bronze in the All Around with a 34.675 and on vault with a 8.8. Level 6, Makiala McCambridge her medal on bars with 8.875. X-Cel Silver Desirae Guilette took bronze on bars with a 9.5. X-Cel Gold Kylie Newton received bronze on vault with a 9.05. Katie Peot won two bronze medals, one in the All Around with a 36.35 and one on bars with a 9.325.

Medaling Fourth and upward were Level 1  Jozlynn Burlo, Sophia Sternard, Shylee Asher June VanLieshout and Bristol Will. Level 3 gymnasts  Daylia Sund and Chole Maccaux. Level 6 Reetika Jandu, MaKiala McCambridge, Miya Eliyha and Alexis Hemminger. Silver gymnasts Claire Bohn, Abi Tooley, Lilliana Ramirez and Desirae Guilette . X-Cel Gold Taylor Newton, Kylie Newton, Calla Hansen and Katie Peot.

The Striver Team competed five different levels at the State Meet. A Team trophy was won at each level.  Level 1 placed 2nd out of 8 teams.  Level 3 was 9th out of 17. Level 6 earned 2nd out of 13. X-Cel Silver grabbed 3rd out of 10 teams and X-Cel Gold won 2nd out of 10 teams being edged out of first place by a mere .05, not even one tenth of a point. Door County 74.20,  Waukesha 74.25.

The YMCA Strivers Team has had a fantastic 2016-2017 season. The team is pleased that every one of the Striver Gymnasts qualified for State and Nationals this year. Nationals will be held in Savannah, Georgia June 28-July 2nd. The Striver Team will have 10 gymnasts making the journey to Savannah; they are,  Daylia Sund, Tiani LeMieux, Maddie, Izzy and Mallory Barker, Laci Lautenbach, Alexis Hemminger, MaKiala McCambridge, Miya Eliyah and Reetika Jandu. The gymnasts are coached by Nikki Pollman, Amy Gamble, Gerritt DeJonge, Mikki Rankin, Heather Sund, Erin Hemminger and Hillary Sheppard

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Badgers Stuck With Eighth Seed - Marquette Snags 10 Seed


By Nick Freimuth




You've got to beat the best to be the best. Wisconsin Badgers Basketball fans erupted on social media after the NCAA selection committee announced UW was an eight seed. Making matters worse the Badgers will play the top overall number one seed in Villanova if they can win their opening round game Thursday against #9 seed Virginia Tech.

 

Wisconsin will play the late game in the East bracket. The game will tip-off at approximately 8:40 PM in Buffalo, NY.

 

Bucky finished the season with a (25-8) record while the Hokies are (22-10) overall. Wisconsin lost the Big 10 Championship game 71-56 to Michigan Sunday. Some on the election committee have already said that was the difference between a #7 and a #8 seed.

 

Marquette University received a #10 seed and will play #7 seed South Carolina at 7:50 PM Friday.

Packers Add Another Tight End in Free Agency


By Brady Haupt




A day after signing perhaps the top Tight End of the free agent class, the Packers dipped into the pool again, signing former Los Angeles Rams Tight End Lance Kendricks. Kendricks, a starter in Los Angeles, was released by the Rams halfway into a four-year deal. Last year he set a career high in catches with 50, adding 499 yards and 2 touchdowns. The terms of Kendricks' deal with the Packers have not yet been released.

Badgers Pound Wildcats, Move on to Big Ten Tournament Championship Matchup with Michigan


By Brady Haupt




The Wisconsin Badgers took care of one hot team, blowing out the Northwestern Wildcats 76-48 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal. Their opponents for the final, the Michigan Wolverines, may be even hotter. The Badgers were led by Senior Nigel Hayes with 18 points. They'll take on an 8th seeded Wolverines squad that is playing like anything but, having won six or their last seven and taking out the number one seeded Purdue Boilermakers along the way. Each team has collected a home win against the other this season. They'll break that tie at a neutral site.

PACKERS RE-SIGN T/G BARCLAY


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have re-signed T/G Don Barclay. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Friday.

 

Barclay, who originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia University in 2012, played in 62 games with 24 starts during his first five seasons with the Packers. He appeared in all 32 contests with six starts over the past two seasons, opening games at both tackle positions and at right guard. Barclay has seen action at all five positions on the offensive line during his career.

 

As a rookie in 2012, Barclay played in all 16 regular-season games, the only Green Bay rookie on the offensive side of the ball to do so, and started the final four games and both postseason contests at right tackle. He started a career-high 14 games at right tackle in 2013.

Badgers Get Back on Track With Big Ten Tournament Win Over Indiana


By Brady Haupt




The previously slumping Badgers put together a complete effort in their Big Ten Quarterfinal matchup with Indiana, coming away with a 70-60 win. The Badgers were led on offense by Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ, and held the high-scoring Hoosiers to their lowest point total in ten games, a loss to the then number 10 Badgers. The Badgers move on to play the Northwestern Wildcats in the Semifinal on Saturday.

PACKERS SIGN TE BENNETT


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed TE Martellus Bennett. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Friday.

 

Bennett has played in 135 games with 100 starts during his nine NFL seasons and has posted 403 receptions for 4,287 yards (10.6 avg.) and 30 TDs. He played for the New England Patriots in 2016 after three seasons with the Chicago Bears (2013-15). Bennett entered the NFL with Dallas in 2008 as a second-round pick (No. 61 overall) out of Texas A&M, playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys (2008-11). He also spent one season with the N.Y. Giants (2012).

 

Bennett played in all 16 games with 12 starts for the New England Patriots in 2016 and caught 55 passes for 701 yards (12.7 avg.) and seven TDs. He was tied for No. 3 in the league among tight ends in TD catches and ranked No. 6 among TEs in yards per catch.

 

Bennett registered a career-high 90 catches for 916 yards (10.2 avg.) and six TDs in 2014 with the Bears on his way to earning Pro Bowl recognition. His reception total set a single-season franchise record for tight ends, with his yardage total ranking No. 2 among TEs in team history.

 

Bennett has posted 50-plus receptions in each of the last five seasons, one of only three tight ends in the league (Greg Olsen, Jason Witten) to do so over that span. Among tight ends, he ranks No. 4 in the league in catches (318), No. 6 in receiving yards (3,441) and tied for No. 6 in TD catches (26) since 2012.

Packers Not Willing To Match Buffalo's Offer For Micah Hyde


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers had very few bright spots in their defensive secondary during the 2016-2017 season. One of them is no longer with the team after day one of NFL Free Agency Thursday. Micah Hyde signed a five-year, $32.5 million deal with $14 million in guarantees, according to ESPN.

 

The former Iowa Hawkeye was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In his four seasons wearing the green and gold, Hyde intercepted eight passes, forced one fumble, recovered five and tallied four sacks.

 

His real value was most frequently spoken about by Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Coach would commonly praise Hyde for his versatility, competitiveness and effort on special teams. Was he the fastest defensive back on the roster? No. Could he jump the highest? No. Was he most coveted coming out of college? Absolutely not. But he was a football player. And he was what many in Green Bay call a "Packers person." By that, meaning he was a great locker room guy, involved in the community, great with media, kind and caring with kids seeking autographs.

 

Buffalo may not be getting the most coveted player on the free agent market, but they are getting a solid football player and an even better man off the field.

 

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Nick Perry Inks New Five-Year Deal With Packers


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have re-signed linebacker Nick Perry. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Thursday.

 

Perry, who was selected by Green Bay in the first round (No. 28 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California, has played in 60 games with 28 starts during his five seasons with the Packers and has recorded 190 tackles (127 solo), 23.5 sacks, one interception, eight passes defensed, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

 

"We are pleased to be able to come to an agreement with Nick. He has been a great teammate and a productive player since he joined us in 2012 and we look forward to the rest of his Packers career," Thompson said.

 

Perry appeared in 14 games with 12 starts in 2016 and led the team with a career-high 11 sacks, which ranked tied for No. 8 in the NFL. He posted 60 tackles (43 solo), four passes defensed and the first interception of his career. He added a seven tackles (all solo), one sack and one pass defensed in the playoffs.

 

"We very excited to have Nick remain a Packer. I've enjoyed watching his development as a player and leader over the last five seasons," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. "Nick is a core member of our team and he will be an important part of our success moving forward."

 

Perry ranks No. 3 in team postseason history (since 1982) with seven sacks, trailing only LB Clay Matthews (11) and DE Reggie White (eight). Since entering the league in 2012, Perry's seven postseason sacks are the most in the NFL over that span and his 48 sack-yards trails only Matthews' 54.5. Perry registered 3.5 sacks in the 2015 playoffs, tying the franchise record for a single postseason (Matthews in 2010).

Packers Re-Sign Punter Schum


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have re-signed punter Jacob Schum. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Wednesday.

 

Schum played in all 16 games for the Packers in 2016 after being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 30. Last season, he recorded a 43.2-yard gross average and a net average of 39.1 yards on 56 punts with 19 inside the 20. Schum appeared in all three postseason games, posting a 47.6-yard gross average and a 43.5-yard net average on 11 punts with three inside the 20. His gross average was the best by a Packer in a single postseason (min. four punts). In 2015, Schum played in all 16 games for the Buccaneers, averaging 41.9 yards per punt (38.0-yard net average) on 56 attempts with 15 landing inside the 20-yard line. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2013 and also spent time with the New York Jets.

Luxemburg-Casco Alum Grabs At-Large Bid For NCAA Wrestling Championships


By Tim Kowols




Central Michigan heavyweight wrestler and former Luxemburg-Casco standout Newton Smerchek was named to the field Tuesday for next weekend's NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. Smerchek (23-11) was one of 53 wrestlers given at-large bids after failing to qualify at last week's Mid-American Conference Tournament. While a member of the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team from 2010-2013, Smerchek won two individual state titles and a part of two state championship teams.

Letroy Guion Suspended Again For PED's


By Nick Freimuth




Letroy Guion has again been suspended by the National Football League for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. The Green Bay Packers defensive tackle missed the first three games of the 2015 season for the same reason.

The latest suspension definitely jeopardizes his position with the team. Guion will still be allowed to participate in all off-season and preseason practices and games.

 

 

Packerland Conference Honors Announced For Girls Basketball


By Nick Freimuth




The decision for Packerland Conference Player of the Year was a pretty clear cut one this year. Kewaunee senior Brooke Geier led the Storm to a Packerland Conference Championship and was the league's leading scorer. She was the only unanimous first team selection as well. Here is a look at the rest of the All-Conference awards. released by Jeff Holtz, Packerland Conference Commissioner.

 

1ST TEAM

NAME -SCHOOL - YEAR             

Brooke Geier -  Kewaunee -   Senior

Meghan LaCrosse - Southern Door - Junior

Morgan Meerstein - NEW Lutheran - Senior

Megan Pavlik - Southern Door - Senior

Payton Pluff - Gibraltar - Sophomore

 

2ND TEAM

NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR             

Sara Dax - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Alyson Nerenhausen - Oconto - Senior

Ellie Olsen - Kewaunee -  Senior

Alexa Soto - Southern Door - Senior

Alli Spitzer - Algoma - Junior

Afton Wenger  - NEW Lutheran - Sophomore

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME -  SCHOOL - YEAR             

Sheridan Ash - Gibraltar - Senior

Gabby Atkins - Southern Door - Junior

Abby Baumgartner - Kewaunee  - Senior

Katie Guilette  - Southern Door - Senior

Mikayla Haack - Algoma - Junior

Riley Haleen  - Gibraltar - Senior

Angie Kudick - Kewaunee - Senior

Taylor Natzke - NEW Lutheran - Senior

Olivia Wagner - Sevastopol - Senior

Door County YMCA Volleyball Regular Season Champs Crowned


By Nick Freimuth




After 15 weeks of tough competition, the Door County YMCA regular season volleyball champions have been crowned. A major streak was broken in the A League when Nicolet Beach Concessions did not win the crown. This year, Music Masters was crowned regular season champions of the A League. The B League was decided by just one game. Econo Double Baggers fell to Redroom in the chase for the B League title.

 

Results for the final week of regular season play for the Sturgeon Bay Volleyball League are below. The playoffs will take place over the next three weeks.

 

A LEAGUE:

To Be Determined defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-12; 15-3; 15-9)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Music Masters DJ's 2-1

(15-13; 9-15; 15-9)

Some Spike It Hot defeated The P.E.S.T.S. 2-1 (15-5; 7-15; 15-2)

 

Playoff Seeds:

  1. Music Masters DJ's - 36-9

  2. Nicolet Beach Concessions - 33-12

  3. Some Spike It Hot - 29-16

  4. The P.E.S.T.S. - 23-22

  5. To Be Determined - 14-31

  6. The Rads - 1-44


 

B LEAGUE:

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bricklot 2 3-0 (15-11; 15-8; 15-3)

Bricklot 1 defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (5-15; 15-6; 15-12)

Door County Coffee defeated Bay Ship Sharks 2-1 (6-15; 15-8; 15-8)

Redroom defeated Institute Saloon 3-0 (15-3; 15-6; 15-8)

Econo Double Baggers defeated USCG 3-0 (Forfeit)

 

Playoff Seeds:

  1. Redroom - 39-6

  2. Econo Double Baggers - 38-7

  3. Door County Coffee  - 31-14

  4. Bay Ship Sharks - 26-19

  5. Hatco Serve-Rites - 23-22

  6. Bricklot 1 - 19-26(Based on Head-to-Head Tiebreak)

  7. Peninsula Podiatry  - 19-26(Based on Head-to-Head Tiebreak)

  8. Institute Saloon - 18-27

  9. Bricklot 2 - 7-38

  10. US Coast Guard  - 5-40


All-Conference Boys Basketball Team Announced


By Nick Freimuth




The Packerland Conference Boys Basketball Player of the Year and All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday morning and Southern Door senior Nick LeCaptain earned the top honor this year. First year head coach, and if the award was given to coach of the year the likely recipient, Derik Hawkey had this to say about his senior leader.

 

"Congrats to Nick LeCaptain on winning Packerland Conference Basketball Player of the Year to add to your Football Player of the Year award! What a year and what a career you've had. Easily one of the best athletes I've had the pleasure to be around. More importantly you're a great person. I never once had to ask you to play or practice hard. You pushed everyone around you to be better (including myself) and held everyone accountable for their actions on and off the court. Being the lone senior starter with a young group you exceeded all expectations I set for you. I wish I had half your work ethic back when I was playing. You're truly one of a kind and I'm gonna miss you (next season)."

 

Here is a look at the rest of the all-conference selections released by Mike Holtz - Packerland Conference Commissioner.

 

1ST TEAM

NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR             

Connor Ebben - Oconto - Junior

Connor Gajda -  Sturgeon Bay - Senior - Unanimous Selection

Nick LeCaptain - Southern Door - Senior - Unanimous Selection

Samuel Meerstein - NEW Lutheran - Sophomore

Carson Moe -  Oconto -  Junior - Unanimous Selection

 

 

2ND TEAM

NAME - SCHOOL  - YEAR             

Kyle Daoust - Southern Door - Sophomore

Mitchell Jackson - Sturgeon Bay - Sophomore

Tyler Kropuenske - Gibraltar - Senior

Derik LeCaptain - Southern Door  - Sophomore

Nathan Surges  - Gibraltar  -  Senior

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME  -  SCHOOL - YEAR             

Jake Basten - Kewaunee - Junior

Connor Brennan  - Gibraltar  -  Senior

Sam Gerend - Southern Door - Junior

Max Grovogel  - Algoma - Senior

Booker Prokash - Algoma - Senior

Casey Stangel - Algoma - Senior

Jared Van Bramer - Sturgeon Bay - Junior

Aidan Wallace - Algoma - Junior  

Badgers Somehow Get Second Seed In Big 10 Tournament


By Nick Freimuth




The Big 10 Men's Basketball Tournament begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4:30 PM when Penn State and Nebraska will tip-off rom the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Purdue received the number one overall sed. Wisconsin is the number two seed after finishing the regular season (23-8). They will play at 5:30 PM Friday night against the winner of Thursday night's Indiana (#10) vs. Iowa (#7) matchup.

 

If Wisconsin can win their Friday night game, the Badgers will play Saturday in the Big 10 Semi-final at 2:30 PM with a chance to play in the Big Ten Championship on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

All-Conference Wrestlers Announced For Packerland


By Packerland Conference



Here is the list of All Packerland Conference selections for the  2016-2017 wrestling season.


106 Austin Veeser Kew

113 Fischer Pawelski SD

120 Cam Konop Kew

126 Aiden Wusterbarth Kew

132 River Pawelski SD

138 Lucas Stenzel SB

145 Jared Conard SD

152 Liam Ostrand-Kolstad SB

160 Michael Bertrand SD

170 Travis Reinke Kew

182 William Collins-McGovern Kew

195 Tory Jandrin SD

220 Paul Wery Kew

285 Kyle Steinhorst Kew


Conference Most Valuable Wrestler Michael Bertrand SD.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Results 


By Kevin Slezewski




There is still plenty of late season youth wrestling going on as many wrestlers get tuned up for Youth State Qualifiers, which are only a couple of weeks away.  At De Pere on Saturday, 18 Southern Door wrestlers took to the mat and here is the results:

 

1st Place - Zak Wrobel, Cody Nellis

2nd Place - Clark LeFevre, Griffin Slezewski, Keny Lynch, Brock Beyer, Jade Wrenn

3rd Place - Lance Veeser, Austin Ferron, Cash Nellis, Grant Englebert, Mason Motquin, Zack Lynch

4th Place - Zach Beyer, Jonah LeFevre, Brady Tooley, Trevor Englebert

6th Place - Shaun Tooley

 

Also on Saturday in Chilton, Kyle Conard and Ben DeNamur took 2nd Place and Drew DeFere 3rd.

 

In action on Sunday, at Appleton North:

4th Place - Ben DeNamur, Drew Price

5th Place - Griffin Slezewski

6th Place - Kyle Conard

7th Place - Grant Englebert

Bucks Beat Raptors to Keep the 8th seed Within Striking Distance


By Brady Haupt




The Milwaukee Bucks picked up a second impressive win in as many days, downing the Toronto Raptors at home by a score of 101-94. Khris Middleton, last year's leading scorer who missed the first 50 games of the season with an injury looked rust-free, leading the Bucks with 24. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and deadline acquisition Spencer Hawes came off the bench for 16 points in 17 minutes of play. With the win, the Bucks maintained their pace with the 8th seed Pistons, who were also winners last night, at one and a half games back.

Luxemburg-Casco Loses Regional Final To Kaukauna


By Nick Freimuth




It was a day of heart break for Luxemburg-Casco athletics. The Spartans After losing a state championship wrestling match by a single point, the Spartans lost a regional final basketball game 84-72 to Kaukauna. The Ghosts were led by West Virginia recruit Jordan McCabe's 34 points. The junior air balled his first shot and failed to draw iron on the second but fed off the energy of the capacity crowd.

 

It was supposed to be the Bryce Tekulve Vs. Jordan McCabe show but the L-C star never got going. He failed to make his first shot from the field until the 5:24 mark in the second half. Instead it was Mitchell Jandrin who led the comeback. A 17 point second half en route to 20 points total helped keep the Spartans in the game.

 

Mitchell Ronsman also scored 20 points including a perfect 7/7 from the free throw line. Nathan Coisman tallied 16 points in a tremendous effort. The Spartans showed incredible resiliency in the second ha on WBDK to make the regional final a game.

 

The Spartans close the season with a (20-4) record. L-C will graduate six seniors. Coach John Hampton said in the post-game show that he was incredibly proud of his team's effort  this season and looks forward to Spartan Basketball moving ahead.

Spartans Come Up Short In Comeback, Fall To Ellsworth 27-26 On WBDK


By Tim Kowols




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans won four of their last six matches, but came up just short in their comeback bid, falling to the Ellsworth Panthers 27-26 inside the UW Fieldhouse for the state championship.

 

The see-saw affair saw Bryce Bosman open things up with a 9-0 major decision over Matthew Peterson with Nathan Ronsman getting a decision at 126 pounds. The Panthers rattled off three victories in a row, including two major decisions by Cole Skelton and Anders Lantz.  Senior Dalton Smerchek started the comeback with a dramatic pin in the second period in his final match as a Spartan. After the Panthers' Jacob Sigler recorded his own fall, Kyle Routhieaux recorded a win in his first match of the year and was followed by Nate Lloyd's sudden victory and Phil Rasmussen's decision to give the Spartans a short lived 26-24 lead. State runner-up Charlie Stuhl ended the match in a championship clinching 7-0 win over fellow freshman Lucas Joniaux.

 

The Spartans close their season 17-2, with both losses to eventual state champions. You can listen to the exciting match on demand at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

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Match #2 Division 2 Championship: Ellsworth defeated Luxemburg-Casco 27-26
113 - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Matthew Peterson (Ellsworth) Maj 9-0
120 - Sawyer Strom (Ellsworth) over Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 11-4
126 - Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Owen Matzek (Ellsworth) Dec 6-2
132 - Sam Stuhl (Ellsworth) over Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 14-3
138 - Jared Lansing (Ellsworth) over Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 6-5
145 - Cole Skelton (Ellsworth) over Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 12-4
152 - Devan Vandenbush (Luxemburg-Casco) over Logan Melstrom (Ellsworth) Maj 9-0
160 - Anders Lantz (Ellsworth) over Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 13-4
170 - Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Dalton George (Ellsworth) Fall 3:25
182 - Jacob Sigler (Ellsworth) over Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 1:52
195 - Kyle Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cole Toenjes (Ellsworth) Dec 9-4
220 - Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) over Caleb Linder (Ellsworth) SV-1 3-1
285 - Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) over Mike Freund (Ellsworth) Dec 6-3
106 - Charlie Stuhl (Ellsworth) over Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 7-0

Spartans Clinch State Final Berth, Beat Lomira 36-24 On WBDK 96.7


By Tim Kowols




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will have their chance at capturing their 12th state title after defeating the Lomira Lions 36-24 in their semi-final match.

 

After the Lions' Tyler Garriety opened up scoring with a pin in 2:34 over the Lucas Joniaux, the Spartans rattled off six straight wins including a pin by Colton Worachek and a technical fall by Nathan Ronsman. Lomira would win four of the final seven weight classes, but Jacob Zellner, Dalton Smerchek, Phil Rasmussen were able to score decisions to keep the Luxemburg-Casco's state title hopes alive.

 

The Spartans will now face Ellsworth in the state final, which won their semi-final match against Lodi 54-15. Tim Kowols and coaching legend Bob Berceau will have the action beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the pre-match show and the first whistle at 3. You can follow the action on 96.7 WBDK, worldwide streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, and on Facebook Live by liking DoorCountyDailyNews.com on Facebook.

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Match #1 Semifinal: Luxemburg-Casco defeated Lomira 36-24
106 - Tyler Garriety (Lomira) over Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 2:34
113 - Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Alex Gundrum (Lomira) Fall 2:36
120 - Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Noah Danner (Lomira) Dec 7-2
126 - Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jon Stucke (Lomira) TF 15-0
132 - Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Costa Calarco (Lomira) Fall 1:03
138 - Cameron Lemmens (Luxemburg-Casco) over Ryan Riedel (Lomira) Dec 8-4
145 - Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) over Colin Saegert (Lomira) Dec 7-3
152 - Chase Parr (Lomira) over Devan Vandenbush (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 7-4
160 - Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) over Nate Thomas (Lomira) Dec 6-5
170 - Dalton Smerchek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Matt Hanke (Lomira) Maj 10-2
182 - Sage Pastorius (Lomira) over Austin Leroy (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 1:00
195 - Collin Feucht (Lomira) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
220 - Allan Klink (Lomira) over Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 6-4
285 - Phil Rasmussen (Luxemburg-Casco) over Adam Kinyon (Lomira) Dec 9-4

Bucks Win Over LA Clippers in Chippy Game


By Brady Haupt




The Milwaukee Bucks were able to come away with a 112-101 win on a rough and tumble night against the Los Angeles Clippers. The game saw Giannis Antetokounmpo put up another stellar stat line with 24 points and 8 assists. It also saw the 96th career technical foul from LA Point Guard Chris Paul and a shoving match between Greg Monroe and Blake Griffin. The Bucks improve to 27-33, two and a half games out of the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Luxemburg-Casco Opens Team State Tournament Against Lomira On 96.7 WBDK


By Tim Kowols




For the first time since 2014, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will travel to Madison as a team for the state tournament on Saturday. The Spartans have already had success in the state capitol, boasting seven medalists. Senior Phil Rasmussen (285) and sophomore Bryce Bosman (113) led the way by picking up individual state championships. Dalton Smerchek (2nd, 170), Lucas Joniaux (4th, 106), Nate Ronsman (4th, 126), Devan VandenBush (4th, 152) and Nate Lloyd (4th, 220) all made the podium during the three-day tournament.

 

Standing in the way of Luxemburg-Casco's 12th state championship is Lomira at 10 a.m. and the winner of Ellsworth/Lodi potentially at 3 p.m.  Lomira sent seven wrestlers to state with Tyler Garriety (106), Chase Parr (152), and Collin Feucht (195) taking 3rd in their weight class. Heavyweight Adam Kinyon made the podium with a 6th place finish. The Lions are making their second trip to Madison as a team after beating Valders 51-12 in the sectional final.

 

Tim Kowols and Luxemburg-Casco coaching legend Bob Berceau will have the call beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the prematch show and the opening whistle at 10. The game will be broadcast live on 96.7 WBDK and on the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Facebook page. If the Spartans win, we will preview their match against the winner of Lodi/Ellsworth beginning at 2:30 p.m. before the first whistle at 3.

Spartans Top Southwest 83-72 As Te Kulve Scores 36----Regional Final vs. Kaukauna Tonight on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys held off a gritty Green Bay Southwest team 83-72 Friday night in a regional semi-final basketball game on WBDK 96.7FM Friday night.  Luxemburg-Casco (20-3) the #2 seed in the Division 2 Ashwaubenon Sectional got a monster game from Bryce Te Kulve who scored 22 of his game high 36 points in the second half.

Te Kulve, the leading three-point shooter in the state, hit six trifectas in the game that saw #7 Southwest (9-14) force numerous turnovers early to take a seven point lead.  The Spartans responded with late run in the first half to take 37-34 lead into halftime.  Mitchell Jandrin added 17 points and Mitchell Ronsman added 11 for Luxemburg-Casco.

The Spartans will now play for the regional championship Saturday night in Luxemburg against #3 Kaukauna who defeated Ashwaubenon 87-53 Friday night.  Matt Piesler and Nick Freimuth will have the call starting at 6:30pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:00pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

https://youtu.be/fambVXu_tVo

Sturgeon Bay Powerlifting Needs Your Help To Compete


By Nick Freimuth




Sturgeon Bay Powerlifting will have five student athletes set to participate at the state meet March 11 at Racine Horlick High School. Brenna Zuehlke, Luke Brinkman, Logan Narrance, Nick Greenlaw and Nathan LeRoy all qualified for state. Three of the five state qualifiers were in studio this week and shared their excitement.

 

Coach Ryan Zuehlke and Coach John Vercauteren joined the student athletes in studio. They told DoorCountyDailyNews.com in the two years the club has existed the team has tripled in participation. The team is not sanctioned by Sturgeon Bay High School so getting kids to state and/or Nationals is a financial commitment passed down to the students. Nationals this year will take place in Scranton, PA.

 

Each coach talked about the need for travel expenses and new equipment for the team. They put out a call for financial assistance on the air and said the best way to make a difference was to find them on Face Book or seek out one of them in person. They said the best place to find them was in the Sturgeon Bay High School Weight Room before or after school.

 

Under the multimedia section at DoorCountyDailyNews.com you can watch video of the Sturgeon Bay Power lifting with Brenna Zuehlke, Luke Brinkman, Nick Greenlaw, Ryan Zuehlke and John Vercauteren.

Ticket Prices For Packers Game Up For Eighth Straight Year


By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers today announced plans for a price increase on stadium bowl tickets for the 2017 season, with the price of each ticket increasing by $7.

 

Invoices sent to season ticket holders this week included a brochure which outlined the new pricing and previewed next season's home opponents and related events. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy discussed the pricing for the 2017 season in the mailing.

 

"We project this increase will place us just below the NFL average," Murphy said in the brochure. "This pricing model continues to assure an excellent value for the highly regarded gameday experience at Lambeau Field while also providing a fair visiting team share to our NFL partners."

 

Season ticket holders are reminded that the Packers will again be using variable pricing for the preseason and regular season games. With the $7 increase, tickets in respective areas in 2017 will cost:

 

  • End zone seats – $52 for preseason, $102 for regular season (in 2016, prices were $45 for preseason, $95 for regular season).

  • South end zone, 700 Level – $57 for preseason, $112 for regular season (in 2016, prices were $50 for preseason, $105 for regular season).

  • End zone to the 20?yard line – $60 for preseason, $115 for regular season (in 2016, prices were $53 for preseason, $108 for regular season).

  • South end zone, 600 Level – $64 for preseason, $119 for regular season (in 2016, prices were $57 for preseason, $112 for regular season).

  • Between the 20-yard lines – $69 for preseason, $129 for regular season (in 2016, prices were $62 for preseason, $122 for regular season).


Payment is due in the Packers' ticket office March 31.

 

Green Package ticket holders are also encouraged to register online for the early entry "Pay as We Play" option. By choosing to commit to this option for the postseason, Green Package ticket holders can lock in special pricing for a possible Wild Card home game. These special ticket prices, which range from $92 to $117, are lower than their respective regular-season prices.

 

Lambeau Field premium seat ticket prices are set per client contracts. Additional information regarding ticket prices, as well as invoices, will be sent to premium seat ticket holders this week.

Kewaunee Girls Basketball Season Ends In Sectional Semi-Final On WBDK


By Brian Dauck



In Girls WIAA Division 3 Sectional Semi-Finals action from Manitowoc, The Wrightstown Tigers were able to weather the Storm and come away with a 60-57 overtime victory. The Tigers went into half with 3 point 30-27 lead after the Storm opened up the game showering 3 pointers early on. Ellie Olsen nailed 3 and Baumgartner & Dax each had one. 


The first part of the second half saw the Tigers lead bounce back and forth between 3 & 5 points and then they went on a small run to reach the biggest lead of the game at 9. The Storm then started to chip away with tough defense and perfect free throw shooting. They were able to tie the game in the last minute and then saw Wrightstown go down the floor and make a bucket at the buzzer, but it was wiped off by the officials saying that the ball did not leave Van Zeeland's hand before time expired.


 So the game went to overtime. Kewaunee jumped out to a 4-point lead, but the Tigers were able to cut it to two. On the next Storm possession Abby Baumgartner drove to the hoop and appeared to draw heavy contact and the ball came up short. The Tigers took the ball up the court and Froehlke found an opening about 18" behind the arc on the right wing and nailed a perfect 3 point shot to give the Tigers the lead by one. Kewaunee could not convert on their next possession and had to foul to get the ball back. Van Zeeland was good on both free throws and with 6 seconds left Kewaunee was not unable to get a shot off to tie the game .


The Storm were lead in scoring by Senior Brooke Geier with 20 points, Sara Dax added 15, Olsen 13 & Baumgartner finished it off with 9. The Storm shot a perfect 16-16 from the charity stripe in the loss.


Wrightstown's Bridget Froehlke led all scoring with 21, the freshman put on quite a show coming off the bench. Kailee Van Zeeland chipped in 13 for the Tigers who will play Amherst Saturday night for the sectional championship and a trip to the State Tournament.


Paul Nimmer and Brian Dauck came out of retirement to call the game on 96.7 WBDK and what a game it was.



L-C Spartan Boys Take On Southwest In Regional Semi-Final on WBDK Tonight


By Paul Schmitt




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys will host Green Bay Southwest Friday night in a regional semi-final basketball game on WBDK 96.7FM.  Luxemburg-Casco (19-3) is the #2 seed in the Division 2 Ashwaubenon Sectional while Southwest (9-13) is the #7 seed who upended #10 Menasha 75-59 Tuesday night sub-regional action.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:00pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

Algoma's Taylor Schmidt Earns WIAC Player Of The Year


By Nick Freimuth




Almost four years to the date Algoma point guard Taylor Schmidt learned she earned Packerland Conference Player of the Year, more big news was announced this week. Schmidt learned Tuesday she was named the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

 

Taylor admitted she did not necessarily have the stats to earn the award but what she was told it was her basketball IQ that swayed WIAC coaches. She credited her charges taken, team leadership, ability to see and spread the court and the little things that don't necessarily show up on a stat sheet.

 

Schmidt did fill up the stat sheet though too. She averaged 11.1 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game and tallied 44 steals on the season.

 

UW-Oshkosh teammate and fellow Packerland Conference standout athlete Alex Richard also received season end WIAC recognition. Richard was awarded WIAC Honorable Mention honors.

 

The Titans will play Friday night at the Kolf Center in the opening round of the Division 3 NCAA Tournament against Calvin College. If Oshkosh wins they will play for a chance at the Sweet 16 Saturday night again at 7:00 PM.

 

Taylor appeared on 104.1 FM WRLU this morning. To listen to the entire interview with the best women's Division 3 college basketball player in the state of Wisconsin click on the audio link below.

 



Luxemburg-Casco Team State Wrestling On WBDK


By WIAA




Saturday will be an exciting day for Luxemburg-Casco Wrestling. The Spartans are making its 16th appearance in the team tournament and its first since 2013. L-C enjoyed a string of eight consecutive appearances that ended in 2008. They have won Division 2 titles 11 times (1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013). The Spartans also added runner-up finishes in 1991, 2007 and 2011. They return to the State semifinals in pursuit of the program's 12th title by beating Oconto Falls 36-29 in the Freedom Sectional final.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's first match will be Saturday morning at 10:00 AM against (17-2) Lomira. Lomira returns to the State meet for the second time. The only other experience resulted in a runner-up finish in 2005.  The Lions posted a convincing 51-12 victory over Valders in the final of the East Troy Sectional to qualify for the tournament field.

 

On the other side of the state semi-final bracket is Last year's champion Ellsworth and Lodi. Ellsworth is back for the 12th straight year and for the 16th time overall. The Panthers have won seven State titles, capturing the crown in 1985, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 and again last season. In addition, they also finished runner-up in 1999, 2001, 2008, 2012 and 2015. The Panthers qualify again for another shot at the title following a 50-12 win over Melrose-Mindoro/Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the sectional final held at St. Croix Central.

 

Lodi returns to the tournament for the 15th time overall and for the first time since a string of 10 consecutive appearances came to a halt after their experience in 2011. The Blue Devils were crowned champions in 1998, 2004 and 2008, and have finished runner-up in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2009. They advance to the semifinals following a 33-32 decision over River Valley in the Edgerton Sectional final.

 

Saturday's state final match, should L-C make it, will be broadcast again on 96.7 FM WBDK starting at 3:00 PM.

 

The 26th annual WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament is held at the Field House on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $13 for the Friday session and $8 for the Saturday sessions.

 

The first WIAA State Wrestling Tournament was held in 1940. Until 1992, team champions were determined by a point system based on individuals' placing in what is currently the individual championships. For the first time in 1992, a team champion was determined by a separate tournament series involving dual matches. UW-Stevens Point hosted the first two championships. West Allis Central hosted the meet from 1994-2004. Since then, the tournament has been held at the UW Field House. There were 334 programs entering the tournament series, including 128 in Division 1, 102 in Division 2 and 104 in Division 3.

 

Last year, Kaukauna won the Division 1 team title for the third year in a row. The Galloping Ghosts defeated Stoughton in the final for the second straight year, defeating the Vikings 29-27. Ellsworth won the Division 2 championship by downing Wisconsin Lutheran 29-27 in the title match, and Fennimore edged Stratford 27-26 to win the Division 3 title.

Kewaunee Girls Basketball Sectional Semi-Final Tonight On 96.7 FM WBDK


By Nick Freimuth




On paper Wrightstown and Kewaunee look almost identical. The Tigers are (21-3). The Storm come into tonight's sectional semi-final girls basketball match-up (21-4). Wrightstown is the number one seed and topped Southern Door 59-53 in their regional final game. Kewaunee, a #3 seed beat #2 seed Valders 53-41 to win their regional championship.

 

Tonight on 96.7 FM WBDK, Paul Nimmer and Brian Dauck will have the call of Storm basketball starting at 6:30 PM. Broadcasting from Manitowoc Lincoln High School, the longtime voices of Kewaunee Athletics return to the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com after a four-year break.

 

We are excited to stream tonight's game worldwide on DoorCountyDailyNews.com as well under the listen on demand link. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM this evening. If/When the Storm win tonight's sectional semi-final, Nimmer and Dauck will also have the sectional final game on the air Saturday as well.

Door County Co-Ed Volleyball League Standings


By Nick Freimuth




The Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball is in the home stretch of their regular season schedule. After 14 weeks of play, both leagues are still up for grabs. The B League has just one game between first and second place. The A League still has Music Masters out front despite the top team dropping two of three games this week. Here is a look at Week 14 results and current standings provided by Tyler Powell:

 

A LEAGUE:

The P.E.S.T.S. defeated Music Masters DJ's 2-1 (5-15; 15-12; 15-10)

Some Spike It Hot defeated The Rads 3-0 (15-4; 15-7; 15-8)

To Be Determined defeated Nicolet Beach Concessions 2-1

(15-1; 15-9; 15-5)

 

Standings:

Music Masters DJ's                       35-7

Nicolet Beach Concessions            31-11

Some Spike It Hot                               27-15

The P.E.S.T.S.                             22-20

To Be Determined                       11-31

The Rads                                   1-41

 

B LEAGUE:

Econo Double Baggers defeated Bricklot 2 2-1 (15-11; 15-8; 11-15)

Redroom defeated Peninsula Podiatry 3-0 (15-12; 15-13; 16-14)

Door County Coffee defeated Hatco Serve-Rites 2-1 (4-15; 15-12; 15-12)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated Bricklot 1 2-1 (9-15; 15-4; 15-11)

Institute Saloon defeated USCG 3-0 (Forfeit)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             36-6

Econo Double Baggers          35-7

Door County Coffee             29-13

Bay Ship Sharks                   25-17

Hatco Serve-Rites                20-22

Peninsula Podiatry               18-24

Institute Saloon                  18-24

Bricklot 1                           17-25

Bricklot 2                           7-35

US Coast Guard                   5-37

Great Night For Packerland Conference In Opening Round Of Regionals


By Nick Freimuth




Only two boys basketball teams from Door and Kewaunee Counties were eliminated from the regional tournament Tuesday night. Southern Door was responsible for ending Kewaunee's season. The Eagles soared past the Storm 80-53. Nick Lecaptain led all scorers with 21 points. Kyle Daoust scored 20 and Sam Gerend chipped in 15 points. Southern Door will host Denmark Friday in the Division 3 regional semi-final round.

 

The only other team to fall opening night was Sevastopol. The Pioneers lost to Lena 85-61 in Division 4.

 

Luxemburg-Casco had a first round bye in Division 2. The Spartans will host Green Bay Southwest Friday on 96.7 FM WBDK.

 

Sturgeon Bay played extremely well in a 69-45 win over Chilton. Conner Gajda scored 29 points to propel the Clippers into a Friday night home game against Wrightstown.

 

In Division 4, Gibraltar beat Reedsville 63-56. The seventh seeded Vikings will travel to #2 Algoma Friday night.

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