Sports Archives for 2017-11

High School Basketball Thursday Night Results


By Nick Freimuth




The Southern Door varsity girls basketball team beat Oconto 68-46 Thursday night. The Eagle's two seniors had huge games including 21 points from Meghan LaCrosse and 18 points from Gabby Atkins. Grace LeGrave added 11 points to pace Southern Door.

 

Sturgeon Bay fell to N.E.W. Lutheran 45-38. Underclassman Sarah Bridenhagen led the Clippers with 10 points. Hailey Degrave added nine points in the loss.

 

Kewaunee girls beat Algoma 41-39.

 

In high school boys hoops, Algoma lost to Crivitz 58-50.

 

If you would like to read about your school's basketball and/or wrestling scored this season please help DoorCountyDailyNews.com by encouraging your coaches to share results like many other schools/teams do throughout Door and Kewaunee Counties. Results can be emailed to freimuth@ doorcountydailynews.com or text to (920) 471-3983.

Southern Door opens wrestling season with 48-30 win over Gillett/Suring on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols




On alumni night it was the youngest Eagles that soared in Southern Door's 48-30 non-conference win over Gillett/Suring in Brussels on 104.1 WRLU. The Eagles opened the evening with a pair of forfeits before 120 pounder Ben Kielar battled hard in a 11-7 loss to Andy Lemens.  After another forfeit, freshman Grant Englebert got his first win and pin under the lights in 1:32. Gillett/Suring then rattled off four straight wins, including pins by Brock Herzog (152), Sam Davis (160), and Reid Winkler (170). After Evan Blasier picked up another forfeit, Seth Suess put the match on ice for the Eagles with a first period pin. Tyler Lockstein wrapped up the scoring for Gillett/Suring with a pin of his own before Santtu Kiljunen ended the evening with a forfeit.

 

The young Eagles squad will have a week to learn from their first match of the season before heading to Suamico next Saturday for Bay Port High School's Battle By The Bay Tournament featuring some of the best schools in the state.

 

Coaches Comments:

 

Hard to believe we had our first wrestling meet already.  We seem to have traded experience for numbers.  Losing 5 very solid seniors of which 3 were state qualifiers is always tough.  This year's Southern Door team is very young and inexperienced but also a good hardworking coachable group.  The squad includes 10 freshman, 2 sophomores 4 juniors and 3 seniors.  In addition to the freshman two others joined us that have never wrestled before.

The first two weeks of wrestling practice are always difficult with the Thanksgiving Holiday and deer hunting but this year we also had several wrestle off's to make time for.  Happy to have that behind us and moving into some good practice time.  Our inexperience showed tonight but I feel our effort was good.  Great experience for the freshman and new wrestlers tonight to get that first match.

Tonight we had our first dual meet of the season against Gillett Suring at home for Alumni night.  Wrestling started the old fashioned way at 106.

106 Austin Falish SD won by FFT
113 Griffin Slezewski SD won by FFT
120 Andy Lemens GS won by decision over Ben Keilar SD 11-7
126 Drew DeFere SD won by FFT
132 Grant Englebert SD won by fall over Colton Wolfe GS 1:32
138 Drew Price SD won by FFT
145 Sam Lemens GS won by decision over Fischer Pawelski SD 6-0
152 Brock Herzog GS won by fall over Jared Conard SD 2:52
160 Sam Davis GS won by fall over Brady Tooley SD 4:00
170 Reid Winkler GS won by fall over Caleb Buchberger SD 1:21
182 Evan Blasier SD won by FFT
195 Seth Suess SD wo by fall over Bo Krueger GS 0:44
220 Tyler Lockstein GS won by fall over Isaias Garcia SD 0:56
285 Santtu Kiljunen SD won by FFT

Final score SD 48 GS 30

Congratulations to Grant Englebert and Seth Suess on their wins by pin.  For Grant it was his first varsity match.  Grant came out aggressive and didn't look back.  After two quick takedowns he stayed on the attack and earned the pin.  We'll be looking for several more freshman to get their first wins on varsity at the Battle On The Bay at Bayport December 9th.  It will be a very tough test for our young team but valuable experience to build from.

Thanks
Jerry Englebert

 

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Southern Door puts youth on display on Alumni Night vs Gillett/Suring tonight on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols




Thirteen new members will experience wrestling underneath the Eagle Gymnasium for the first time on the same night it honors its past when Southern Door opens its dual meet season against Gillett/Suring Thursday night. The Eagles will look to replace its three seniors, Michael Bertrand, River Pawelski, and Tory Jandrin, who all made extended runs at last season's individual state wrestling championships. Jared Conard and Fischer Pawelski will look to expand on their breakthrough years, capturing all-Packerland conference honors.

 

Last season, the Eagles defeated the joint squad 46-21, led by five pins.

 

You can catch the action with Tim Kowols and Greg Letter beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-match show on 104.1 WRLU followed by the match on the radio and on Facebook Live at 7 p.m.

Gun deer hunt finishes down statewide; up in Door and Kewaunee County



 

By Paul Schmitt




The numbers are in for the 9-day gun deer season that concluded last Sunday.  According to the Wisconsin DNR website, 106,450 deer were harvested statewide.  That reflects a 4.5 percent decrease in the kill from 2016.  Door County was up 432 deer with 3172 deer taken.  There was 1739 antler-less and 1433 antlered deer killed.  Kewaunee County which was down from last year's numbers after the opening weekend finished up with 132 more deer taken compared to last year.  Of the 2346 deer killed this year, 1383 were antler-less and 963 were antlered.

 

 

For the entire county break-down of the 2017 deer gun hunt go to this link from the DNR

 

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/harvest/deerharvest.html

Packers Sign Linebacker To Practice Squad



 

By Green Bay Packers




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

 

Thomas, a 6-foot, 220-pound rookie out of the University of Oklahoma, had a brief stint with the Oakland Raiders in May. He played safety for the Sooners, appearing in 51 games with 39 starts over four seasons. Thomas registered 223 tackles (149 solo), five tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, four interceptions, seven pass breakups and a fumble recovery. As a senior, he was a team captain and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches. In 2015, he earned All-Big 12 first-team honors from Phil Steele and was chosen second-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches. Thomas will wear No. 56 for the Packers.

Packers Can Keep Playoff Hopes Realistic With A Win Sunday



 

By Green Bay Packers




The (5-6) Green Bay Packers will host the (4-7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field at noon on Sunday. It begins a stretch of facing four teams from the NFC in the final five regular season games.

The Packers are 31-21-1 against the former divisional foe in the regular season and 1-0 in the postseason. From 1977-2001, Green Bay and Tampa Bay were in the NFC Central, playing multiple times a season each year except for in 1977 and 1987 when they faced each other once and they did not play during the strike-shortened season of 1982.

Green Bay has won both of the past two meetings, including the last game at Lambeau, a 35-26 win in 2011. Including the postseason, the Packers are 19-7 at home against the Buccaneers.

L-C girls beat Fox Valley Lutheran 72-52


By Paul Schmitt



Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls basketball cruised to a 72-52 victory over the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes in a Northeastern Conference game.  The Spartans took a commanding 34-19 lead into halftime and never looked back.


Luxemburg-Casco was led by Cassie Schiltz scored 26 points and Jenna Jorgensen added 16 points.  Jordan Bukouricz also added 13 points as the Spartans (1-2) led by 15 at the half.


Jenna Bruss scored 20 for Fox Valley Lutheran.


Fox Valley Lutheran: Duciaume 1, Krueger 3, Charron 14, Bruss 20, Doyen 2, Jacobsen 2, Behnke 5, Wolf 5. 3 pt: Krueger 1, Charron 2, Bruss 2, Wolf 1. FT: 9-14


Luxemburg-Casco: Schiltz 26, Jorgensen 16, Bulouricz 13, Paye 2, Kollross 6, Cravillion 7, Junio 2. 3 pt: Schiltz 4, Jorgensen 3, Bukouricz 1, Cravillion 1. FT: 3-6


Badgers Move Up To #4 In College Football Playoffs


By Nick Freimuth




The Wisconsin Badgers Football team is the only undefeated team in the newest release of the College Football Playoff rankings. Wisconsin moved into the top four for the first time this season despite an unblemished (12-0) record. Clemson is number one followed by Auburn at two and Oklahoma at three.

 

None of this matters however if UW cannot win the Big Ten Conference Championship game in Indianapolis on Saturday.  Ohio State would love to play spoiler. A Wisconsin loss would likely move the (11-1) Alabama into the top four.

 

Miami was the biggest mover in the latest release. They fell from number two all the way down to number seven. Georgia is right behind Alabama at number six.

 

Wisconsin's top four ranking is the highest for the program since the 1963 season. It is also the first time in school history the team went undefeated during the regular season.

 

Saturday's Big 10 Championship game will kick off at 7:00 PM and air on FOX.

High School Hoops Results


By Nick Freimuth




The Sturgeon Bay varsity girls basketball team played a solid game Tuesday night against a much bigger school in Green Bay West. The Clippers fell 58-53 but had chances to steal an early season non-conference victory.

 

Brenna Zuelke led Sturgeon Bay with 13 points. Andi Rockendorf and Haley Degrave each had 12 points in a balanced Clippers attack.

 

The Sevastopol varsity boys lost to Stockbridge Monday 93-82. Robby Pollman led the Pioneers with 22 points and Nelson Demmin added 20. The loss dropped Sevastopol to (0-2) to start the season.

 

If you would like to read about your school's basketball and/or wrestling scored this season please help DoorCountyDailyNews.com by encouraging your coaches to share results like many other schools/teams do throughout Door and Kewaunee Counties. Results can be emailed to freimuth@ doorcountydailynews.com or text to (920) 471-3983.

Trevor Davis & Montravius Adams Brighten Jim Olson Motors red Zone


By Nick Freimuth




The 2017 Jim Olson Motors Red Zone has been one of if not the best season of the show yet. Great players drove up each week to Jim Olson Ford for the Monday night sports talk show with a major emphasis on the student athletes of Door and Kewaunee Counties. Last night, the Sturgeon Bay youth girls basketball team was honored as the WRLU Team of the Week. Trevor Davis and Montravius Adams were on hand to congratulate them for a great season.

 



 

The Packers players took the time to autograph every item, pose for dozens of pictures and answer lots of studio audience questions. Sturgeon Bay is the smallest market in the state to have a weekly Packers show giving the Door Peninsula a rare opportunity to meet some great men that dawn the green and gold on Sundays.

 

Join us next week to meet Brett Hundley and special guest Jason Spriggs. The Red Zone airs from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

 



Stetson Shoots Past Green Bay in Final Contest of Hoops in the Heartland



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay men's basketball team made a late run to make things somewhat interesting on Monday night, but Stetson was able to stave off the Phoenix 83-71 at the Resch Center. The Hatters (5-3) shot 48.6 percent (36-for-74) from the field and led by as many as 28 points in the second half, while Green Bay (2-3) came back with 40 second-half points after trailing by 20 at the half.
The game was the final matchup for the Phoenix in the Hoops in the Heartland benefiting Men Against Breast Cancer, as it finishes 2-2 in the series. GB has now alternated wins and losses over the first five games of the season.


Stetson used two big runs in the first half, including a 9-0 run and a 12-0 run near the end of the half to grab full control of the game. The Hatters shot 57.9 percent (22-for-38) from the field and knocked down seven 3s in the first 20 minutes. The visitors finished with 10 3s in the game, after Green Bay had only allowed 10 3s total all season through its first four games.

Senior Khalil Small scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed six rebounds, leading the Phoenix in both categories. Small has now scored in double-figures in each of the first five games, and stayed hot at the line going 2-for-2.

GB trailed 75-47 with 8:58 left in the game, but showed effort and heart to finish the game on a 24-8 run, which included a 16-0 run at one point. Trevian Bell hit three 3s during that stretch, helping him finish with a career-high 13 points and four rebounds. The Phoenix hit 8-of-25 3-pointers in the game.

Freshman Manny Patterson scored 6 points and snagged 5 rebounds in his second career start, while PJ Pipes added 6 points of his own in the start. David Jesperson scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
B.J. Glasford led the Hatters with 24 points, while Divine Myles scored 10 points and added 11 rebounds.

The Phoenix will hit the road this weekend, traveling to Nashville, Tenn., to face the Belmont Bruins. The two teams will tip at 1 p.m. CT in what should have been a rematch from last year, when the game scheduled at the Resch Center was canceled due to inclement weather conditions altering Belmont's travel.

Week 3 Tonight For Door County YMCA Volleyball - Standings



 

By Tyler Powell




Here is a look at last week's Door County YMCA Volleyball League results:

 

A LEAGUE:

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Music Masters DJ's 3-1 (6-15; 15-4; 15-7; 15-2) (4th game was a make-up from last week)

The Caffeinators defeated Olson Dental 2-1 (15-13; 9-15; 15-12)

Door County Fire Co. defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-7; 15-13; 15-10)

Some Spike It Hot – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     4-2

Nicolet Beach Concessions      3-3

Music Masters DJs                   3-3

The Caffeinators                      3-3

Some Spike It Hot                 2-1

Boom Town                             2-4

Olson Dental                             1-2

 

B LEAGUE:

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated The Try-Hards 3-0 (15-3; 15-8; 15-10)

Brick Lot 2 defeated Bay Ship Sharks 3-0 (16-14; 16-14; 15-8)

Brick Lot 1 defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (15-13; 13-15; 15-13)

Redroom defeated Bull Pen 2-1 (15-13; 13-15; 15-11)

 

Standings:

Hatco Serve-Rites 5-1

Redroom 4-2

Brick Lot 2 4-2

Bay Ship Sharks 3-3

Brick Lot 1 3-3

Peninsula Podiatry 3-3

Try-Hards 1-5

Bull Pen 1-5

Packers Defense Cannot Keep Steelers "Killer B's" In Check


By Nick Freimuth




On the last play of regulation Steelers kicker Chris Boswell tied the Heinz Field record with the longest field goal in the history of the stadium (53 yards) to beat the Green Bay Packers 31-28. Brett Hundley and the Packers offense played exceptionally well in the loss. Passing for 245 yards on 17/26 with three touchdowns and no interceptions, Hundley had his finest outing as a starter. His 134.3 passer rating was significantly better than Ben Roethlisberger/ 106.8 rating.

 

Jamaal Williams carried 21 times for 66 yards and added four catches for 69 yards plus two touchdowns. Davante Adams added five receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb finished  with four catches for 58 yards and a score.

 

Pittsburgh saw Le'Veon Bell carry 20 times for 95 yards and add 12 receptions for 88 yards. Antonio Brown hauled in ten catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns.

 

The loss drops Green Bay to (5-6) on the season and will next host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at noon.

Davis & Adams In Sturgeon Bay For Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Tonight


By Nick Freimuth




Green Bay Packers Trevor Davis and Montravious Adams join the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone at the Ford Location in Sturgeon Bay tonight. Help us celebrate Sturgeon Bay youth girls basketball (grades 4-6) as the WRLU Team of the week! The show will be held at the Ford Store from 5:30 – 7:00 PM and all are welcome. There is no cost to attend the show and autographs, and pictures with the packers are encouraged.

Badgers remain undefeated and in the running


By Cynthia Germain




It was all Badgers all day long on Saturday, with an impressive 31-0 win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  The first quarter was quiet until the final seconds when Hornibrook connected with a bootleg to Fumagalli.  In the second quarter, Wisconsin drove downfield but was left with only a field goal.  With momentum on their side in the next possession, the Badgers scored another touchdown after a long pass to Taylor, a successful run by Groshek and the scoring pass to Penniston, leaving the second half at 17-0.

 

UW scored quickly in the third quarter with another skillful pass by Hornibrook to Pryor between two defenders in the red zone and the touchdown pass to Davis.  At the start of the fourth quarter, Taylor rushes for another touchdown, solidifying his freshman record and a shot at the Heisman trophy.  The Badger defense continued to show the mastery of their game, holding Minnesota to just 125 yards.  With the final score of 31-0, Wisconsin will keep the Paul Bunyan Axe in Madison for another year.

Sevastopol falls in title game Saturday against Elcho


By Tim Kowols




The Sevastopol Pioneers came up just shy in their title hopes in Lena over the weekend, falling to Elcho 58-35. Lexie LeClair led the way with 13 points while Zoe Kuehn chipped in eight points. All-Tournament honors went to LeClair and Amber Roalkavan. Courtney Tebo and Jillie Jorns were able to collect honorable mention recognition.

 

Green Bay Grinds Out 57-50 Home Victory Over Florida A&M



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay men's basketball team used its defense to pick up its second victory of the season on Friday night, grinding out a tough 57-50 win over Florida A&M at the Resch Center. The Phoenix (2-2) made only 14 field goals, but shot 24-for-29 from the free throw line and held the Rattlers (1-6) to just 1-for-14 from 3-point range.

Khalil Small helped the Phoenix convert 7 of its final 8 free throw attempts, putting away Florida A&M down the stretch. Small finished 11-for-12 from the free throw line and scored a team-high 16 points. Through four games this year, the senior from Chicago is shooting 91.2 percent (31-for-34) from the charity stripe and has scored in double figures in all four games.

Green Bay trailed 31-25 at the half, turning the ball over 10 times and shooting just 7-for-22 from the field. Florida A&M scored 15 second-chance points in the opening 20 minutes, and held GB to a season-low in points. The story changed in the second half.

After FAMU scored 45 seconds in the second half to take a 33-27 lead, the Phoenix clamped down to hold the Rattlers scoreless until the 10:06 mark of the half. During the 9-plus minute stretch of no scoring for FAMU, GB created its largest lead of the game at nine with a 42-33 lead, accounting for a 15-0 run.

GB would lead the rest of the way and made a key stop leading 54-50 with just over a minute to play. The Rattlers wouldn't score in the final 1:47 of the game.

Kameron Hankerson scored 12 points, knocking down a pair of 3s in the effort. TJ Parham added nine points off the bench and converted 1 of 2 3-point attempts, the fourth-straight game Parham has made at least one 3.

Senior David Jesperson scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds, and was key on the defensive end as well. Freshman Manny Patterson grabbed nine rebounds and scored 5 points, playing key minutes down the stretch with fellow-freshman PJ Pipes. Pipes had 3 steals, 3 assists and 3 points.

 

The 3-point defense continued to impress for the Phoenix, now holding opponents to 10.2 percent (10-for-98) from 3-point range. GB led all NCAA teams coming into the game in 3-point field goal percentage defense.

The Phoenix will hit the Resch Center floor again next Monday (Nov. 27) night when it plays host to Stetson. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Algoma plays on quiet Saturday


By Tim Kowols




The Thanksgiving holiday is providing an early season break for most of the  local basketball teams except for Algoma. The Wolves travel to Howards Grove Saturday afternoon tilt against Howards Grove at 2:30 p.m.  Teams return to action on Monday with Luxemburg-Casco traveling to the Notre Dame Academy, Sevastopol battles Stockbridge, Kewaunee plays at Two Rivers, and Southern Door hosts Roncalli. Gibraltar plays Chilton on Tuesday.

 

Girls Basketball: Sevastopol advances to championship game in Lena


By Tim Kowols




Kaitlyn Schauske hit two big three-pointers down the stretch to lead Sevastopol to the championship game in their tournament with a 42-34 victory over host Lena. Amber Roalkvan led the Pioneers in scoring with 12 points and Jillie Jorns chipped in with seven points. The Pioneers will face Elcho at 3:30 p.m. in Lena.

 

No other local teams play until Tuesday afternoon.

 

Green Bay Takes Down No. 24/RV Arizona State in Cancun Challenge



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay women's basketball team moved to 5-0 on the season with a 61-48 win over No. 24/RV Arizona State in the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Senior Allie LeClaire contributed a season-high 18 points and fellow senior Jessica Lindstrom added 17 points and eight rebounds to help secure the victory.


The win marks Green Bay's first victory over a ranked opponent since November 19, 2014 when the Phoenix upset No. 24 Purdue, 81-78, in double overtime. It is also the second largest margin of victory over a ranked opponent in program history, second only to when the Phoenix upset No. 4 Georgia, 81-57, on November 25, 1991.


The game opened up with a lot of back-and-forth action, eventually working towards a 10-10 tie with 4:33 remaining in the opening frame. From there, the Phoenix would use a 7-0 run kick started by a Lindstrom jumper to close out the quarter and head into the second period with a 17-10 advantage.


The Sun Devils (4-1) came out firing in the second quarter and pulled within a single possession, 19-17, before the Phoenix responded with an 8-3 run over the next 3:30 to lead things 27-20.


Green Bay (5-0) took full advantage of the Sun Devils aggressive play with a 14-for-19 performance at the free throw line, while ASU finished only 8-of-16 from the charity stripe.


At the half, Green Bay headed to the locker room with a six-point lead, 29-23, having received 10 points and four rebounds from Lindstrom in 17 minutes. LeClaire had already added nine of her 18 total points by halftime on a 4-for-6 shooting performance.


The largest deficit Green Bay faced in the opening half was four points, its largest of the season. The Phoenix did not trail in the second half.


Green Bay offered no opportunity to Arizona State to get back in the game in the third quarter, as the Phoenix shot 69% (9-13) and held the Sun Devils to 33% (4-12). Green Bay headed to the final quarter of play with a 48-32 advantage and never looked back, eventually working to a 61-48 win to move to 5-0 on the season.


Green Bay finished the game shooting 51% (23-45) from the field despite struggling from long range (11%, 1-9). Arizona State shot just 35% (18-51) and was held to a season low in points, nine below their previous mark of 57 against No. 7/3 Mississippi State.


The Phoenix will take the court tomorrow against No. 7/3 Mississippi State at 10 a.m. CT in its final matchup of the Cancun Challenge. Both teams enter the matchup 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Cancun Challenge.

Badgers battle for axe, undefeated regular season in finale against Minnesota


By Tim Kowols




The Wisconsin Badgers could make it 14 in a row against their border rival but also pad their College Football Playoff resume when they battle the Minnesota Golden Gophers this afternoon (Saturday).

 

The Badgers are coming off a 24-10 victory where quarterback Alex Hornibrook overcame a rough start to finish with 143 yards and a touchdown. Freshman phenom Jonathan Taylor finished with 132 rushing yards but it was Kendric Pryor and receiver A.J. Taylor that found the end zone for the Badgers.

 

The Golden Gophers are coming off a wet and miserable game against Northwestern, getting shut out 39-0.

 

Winner of today's game not only gets Paul Bunyan's Axe, but gets the lead in the all-time series, currently knotted up at 59 wins a piece.  The match-up begins at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

 

Packers Injuries Far Outweigh Sundays Opponent Pittsburgh


By Nick Freimuth




Packers fans have become accustomed to having nearly a quarter of their team on the injury report in any given week. The problem is exacerbated when the opponent has less than a third of the players on the list as Green Bay. The Pittsburgh Steelers list only five players on this week's injury report compared to the Packers 13. Each team released an updated injury report following brief practices on Thanksgiving morning. Here is a look at each team's walking wounded:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Ahmad Brooks, LB Back - Full Participation
Morgan Burnett, S Groin - Full Participation
Kenny Clark, DT Ankle - Did Not Participate
Quinton Dial, DT Chest - Limited Participation
Aaron Jones, RB Knee - Did Not Participate
Kevin King, CB Shoulder - Full Participation
Corey Linsley, C Back - Limited Participation
Clay Matthews, LB Groin - Did Not Participate
Devante Mays, RB Ankle - Full Participation
Justin McCray, G Knee - Full Participation
Ty Montgomery, RB Ribs - Did Not Participate
Lucas Patrick, G Hand - Did Not Participate
Nick Perry, LB Foot - Limited Participation

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Joe Haden, CB Fibula - Did Not Participate
James Harrison, LB Back - Full Participation
Vance McDonald, TE Ankle - Did Not Participate
Mike Mitchell, S Ankle - Limited Participation
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR Hamstring - Did Not Participate

Packers Sign Offensive Lineman To Practice Squad



 

By Green Bay Packers




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

 

Kallon, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound rookie out of Georgia Tech, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on May 8, but was released on Sept. 2. A native of London, England, he did not play organized football until his senior year at Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. Kallon played in 26 games in four years at Georgia Tech, totaling 37 tackles and two sacks as a defensive end. He will wear No. 72 for the Packers.

Green Bay Opens Cancun Challenge with 61-43 Win Over Columbia



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




Enjoying some sun south of the border, the Green Bay women's basketball team took the court at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya for the opening matchup of the Cancun Challenge against Columbia. The Phoenix (4-0) defense proved once again why it owns one of the best statistical defenses in the country, locking down the Lions (2-3) for a 61-43 victory.


Green Bay broke away from Columbia early, scoring the first eight points of the game after Karly Murphy added five of her career-high 13 points on back-to-back baskets in the first 1:46 of play. Murphy completed an and-one after a steal from Allie LeClaire and a nice dish from Jessica Lindstrom to get the Phoenix on the board first and never allow the team to trail in the game.


The largest deficit that Green Bay has faced this season has been two points, both at Wisconsin and when the team welcomed South Dakota State.


After the first quarter, the Phoenix had constructed an 11-point lead (16-5) and made it clear it had zero intentions of surrendering the advantage.  Green Bay's lead grew to 37-19 when Laken James beat the buzzer at halftime and granted the Phoenix an 18-point lead as the squad headed to the locker room.


Green Bay dominated in the paint much like it has all season, outscoring Columbia 50-12. The Phoenix enjoyed advantages in rebounds (37-29), second-chance points (10-4), steals (8-3), blocks (5-4), assists (9-5) bench points (23-11) and fast-break points (6-0).


The Phoenix did struggle from long range, going 1-for-12 from beyond the arc, but more than made up for it with its strength down low as the team finished 27-for-49 (55.1%) on shots inside the three-point line.


Columbia found minimal success on either side of the ball but did manage to finish 4-of-5 on its final attempts of the day, but all efforts were in vain as Green Bay cruised to a 61-43 victory.


Karly Muphy led all scorers with a career-high 13 points on a 6-for-10 clip and grabbed five rebounds in 14 minutes. Jessica Lindstrom logged her second-straight double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds in a team-high 30 minutes.


Frankie Wurtz reached double figures for the second-straight game, adding 10 points to the Phoenix tally on 4-of-8 shooting in 24 minutes.


Green Bay will face tough tests over the next two days, with the first coming tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. (CT) when the team takes the court against No. 24/RV Arizona State. The last time the two programs met was Nov. 29, 2014 and ended with a Phoenix victory, 63-57.


Green Bay will close out the Cancun Challenge at 10 a.m. (CT) on Saturday against No. 7/3 Mississippi State.

Bucks hang on to beat Suns 113-107 in overtime


By Paul Schmitt




The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Phoenix Suns 8-2 in overtime to come away with a much needed win over the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night.  The Bucks blew a 15 point lead but was able to outlast the Suns in overtime with some clutch shooting  from Kris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.  Middleton finished 40 points and Bledsoe added 30 against his old team.  The short-handed Bucks (9-8) were missing five players due to  injured, will continue their four-game road trip out west with a game on Saturday against the Utah Jazz.

 

Deer hunting harvest down statewide so far; up in Door County while down in Kewaunee County


By Paul Schmitt




Over 2700 deer were harvested during the opening weekend of gun deer hunting in Door and Kewaunee Counties.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released numbers on Tuesday that showed a statewide decrease of over 13,000 deer compared to last year's opening weekend.  DNR Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says the hopes are that more antlerless deer are taken this year to thin the herd in the area.

 



 

Door County had 1,560 total deer taken compared to 1,417 last year.  840 bucks and 720 antlerless deer were harvested over the opening weekend this year.

 

Kewaunee County saw a slight decrease in the kill with 1,108 taken this year compared to 1,202 last year.  576 bucks and 532 antlerless deer accounted for this past weekend's harvest.  The nine day gun deer hunt concludes at dusk on Sunday.

 

Link to statewide numbers for opening weekend by DNR:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/harvest/deerharvest.html

Busch Beers Deer Hunters Round-Up Remaining Schedule


By Nick Freimuth




The nine-day deer hunt is fast approaching the end and your chance to win great prizes on the Busch Beers Deer Hunter's Round-Up is too. Tonight the WRLU 104.1 FM hunting show moves to Wave Pointe in Little Sturgeon. Broadcast from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, we will be giving away hundreds of dollars of great gifts ranging from Whitetails Unlimited items, to free beer, overnight stays at Wave Pointe, taxidermy certificates, Virlee Gunworks gift certificates, free bar tabs and more.

 

Here is a look at the remaining schedule for the Busch Beers Deer Hunters Round-up for this year:

 

Wednesday: Wave Pointe
Thanksgiving: No Show
Friday: Brick Lot Pub and Grill
Saturday: Institute Saloon
Sunday: Tippy Canoe

 

Packers Big Underdogs In Pittsburgh


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers opened up the week as 14 point underdogs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following a 23-0 shutout at home to the lowly (5-5) Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay has a lot of fine tuning needed.

 

The Steelers are (8-2) on the season and one of the forces of the AFC. The game will be featured in Sunday Night Football at 7:30 PM on NBC. Heinz Field will be rocking as Pittsburgh plays to better their home field advantage opportunities in the playoffs. Green Bay needs the win to stay alive in playoff talks.

 

Green Bay will be plenty familiar with the AFC having just played the Ravens and traveling to Cleveland in two weeks. Green Bay is (19-15) overall against the Steelers, including a (31-25) victory in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas.

 

These two teams always seem to play close games as four of the last five regular-season games have been decided by seven points or less. One thing is for certain, a win for Brett Hundley and crew in Pittsburgh would be a huge upset.

Pioneers Have Two New Favorite Packers Players


By Nick Freimuth




The Sevastopol youth girls basketball program have two new favorite Packers players. Jamaal Williams and Brett Hundley helped 104.1 FM honor the WRLU Team of the Week  last night at the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. The Packers spent time and autographed every item for everyone in attendance, posed for countless photos and answered questions during the weekly sports talk show.

 

 

Green Bay Hangs Tough at Mississippi State Before Falling 77-68



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay men's basketball team was able to hang tough against Mississippi State on Monday night in Starkville, falling by only nine 77-68 at The Hump. It was the second game for the Phoenix (1-2) in the Hoops in the Heartland benefitting Men Against Breast Cancer, and the only road game it will play in the event, before returning home to face Florida A&M and Stetson.


Green Bay fell behind big early on, trailing 24-8 at the 10:48 mark as MSU would enjoy a run of 16-3 and an 11-0 run to open the game. The Phoenix then battle back to close the half, and received a spark heading to the locker room after TJ Parham buried a 3 at the buzzer to close out the first half.


GB trailed by only eight points at the half, 40-32, despite turning it over 12 times and shooting just 36 percent (9-for-25). The Phoenix defense, which switched back and forth between man to man and a 1-3-1 zone, held the Bulldogs (3-0) to 2-for-15 from 3 in the opening half and forced eight turnovers.

After a 10-0 run by the Phoenix from the 12:53 mark to the 10:48 point of the second half, Green Bay trailed by only four points after Parham knocked down both free throws. That's as close as GB would get, as MSU promptly responded with four points and would hold at least a 6-point lead the rest of the way.

Khalil Small and Parham led the scoring efforts for the Phoenix, with each recording 15 points in the game. Small also grabbed seven rebounds while Parham went 3-for-5 from three-point range.


The game was won in the paint for the Bulldogs, who racked up 48 points down low thanks to the presence and size of Abdul Ado (6-11) and Aric Holman (6-10), who combined for 25 points and 16 rebounds. Lamar Peters led MSU with 18 points and Nick Weatherspoon was also in double-figures with 10 points.


Kameron Hankerson also finished in double-figures for the second-straight game, recording 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Manny Patterson and Will Chevalier each added nine points, while David Jesperson and Trevian Bell chipped in with five points each.


Mississippi State's size challenged Green Bay's shooting, although MSU only held a slight 39-36 edge in rebounding. MSU did block six shots and shot 46 percent (29-for-63) from the field.


The Phoenix will return home to the Resch Center on Black Friday (Nov. 24), when they host Florida A&M for a 6 p.m. tip.

2017 Deer Hunt Photo Board


By Nick Freimuth




The 2017 nine-day gun deer hunt came to its end Sunday and it was a tremendous season with some trophy deer taken in Door and Kewaunee Counties. You can continue to add your deer to the photo board by emailing freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com. Congratulations hunters!!

 

Keep those photos coming!!! We will keep the photo board open until Tuesday, November 28th.

 



Annie Bley



Annie Bley and Jimmy Kapolnek



Frankie Ash



Faye Bley



Lucy Bley



Kelly Bley



Austin Farron



John Kolstad



Mackayla DeBaker



Sam Birmingham



Levi Olson



Macaine Bouche



Wayne Freimuth



Martin Kelsey



Jacob Babler



Tyler Charles



Mattson Camp - Algoma



Dustin Regotska



Cody Hoffman



Culley Bridenhagen



Aaron Moriarity



Craig Kersher



Greg Nelson



Morgan Mattson



Curtis Borkovetz



Kyle Ripley



Nate Herlache



Paul Wiesner



Ryan Schley



Grandpa Ackerman



Lawdon McCarty



Danny Ewaskowitz



Lance Torp



Packers RB Jamaal Williams - Not too sure about a dead deer!



Cory Ripley



Trevor Hassenjager



Nick Freimuth



Leah Anstett



David Herlache



Kyle Happe



Tracey Penovich



Rick Ripley



Mason Paye



Charlie Prokash



Montana Gunnlaugsson



Grant Jeanquart & Porter Rabach



Keith Birnschein



Barth Guillette



Grace Brauer



Brandon Dorner



Eastman Camp - Algoma



Collin Jeanquart and Porter Rabach



Sammy Herlache



Porter Rabach



Wesley Coundard



Grant and Eric Weber



Dennis Counard



Preston Lemm



Natalie Neubert



Herlache Camp



Kraig Kinnard



Eli Jeanquart



Johnny Herlache



Cory Pierre



Caden Pierre



Mitchell Overbeck



Reya Schmidt & Grandpa Combs



Aidan & Levie Zeitler



Rachel Wilke



Matthew LeBottee



Tyson Holla



Sam Slaby



Mac Hoffman and Dad

Packers Shutout By Ravens At Lambeau Field


By Nick Freimuth




The last time Green Bay was shutout at Lambeau Field was November 19, 2006. On that day, the New England Patriots, just like the Chicago Bears had done earlier that season, shutout the Packers 26-0. It was Coach mike McCarthy's first year as head coach of the Packers. It did not happen again until Sunday against the Ravens in a 23-0 ugly loss at home.

 

The Packers turned the ball over each of their first three possessions at Lambeau Field Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Green Bay's defense was somehow able to hold the Ravens to just six first half points and kept the team in the game. Brett Hundley threw an interception in the end zone on the opening drive of the game. He coughed it up again on the next drive on an errant thrown on the 36-yard line.

 



 

The second half opened with a lightening quick touchdown drive for Baltimore. The Ravens took a 13-0 lead on a 4-play, 59-yard drive that took just 1:52 off the clock. Joe Flaco capped the drive off with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace.

 

Hundley would lose a fumble and throw another interception late in the game. Devante Mays fumbled twice and lost one of them. The five total turnovers were the story of the game. The loss drops Green Bay to (5-5). They will travel to Pittsburgh for Sunday Night Football against the Steelers this week.

Jamaal William & Brett Hundley At Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Tonight


By Nick Freimuth




Green Bay Packers Brett Hundley and Jamaal Williams will be in Sturgeon Bay tonight for the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Airing between 5:30 – 7:00 PM the Packers will help us honor the WRLU Team of the Week. The Sevastopol youth girls basketball team has been selected as this week's special guests.

 

The Pioneers will all be interviewed between 5:30 – 6:00 PM. Then the final hour of the show will feature the starting quarterback and starting running back of the Green Bay Packers. The show is free and open to the public. It will be held at Jim Olson Ford on Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

Packers Add Kerridge & Spriggs To Active Roster



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers signed fullback Joe Kerridge to the active roster from the practice squad, activated tackle Jason Spriggs from reserve/injured; designated for return and placed tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Saturday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

Kerridge, a 6-foot, 245-pound second-year player out of the University of Michigan, originally signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016. After being released by Washington on Sept. 3, 2016, he was briefly on the Redskins' practice squad. Kerridge was signed to the Packers' practice squad on Oct. 3, 2016, and signed to Green Bay's active roster on Nov. 7, 2016. He appeared in eight regular-season games and a postseason contest for the Packers last season, playing primarily on special teams. Kerridge was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 2 and later released. He was signed to Green Bay's practice squad on Oct. 30.

 

Spriggs, a 6-foot-6, 301-pound second-year player out of Indiana University, was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 21. He played in the season opener and was inactive in Week 2. After being selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Spriggs played in 16 regular-season games with two starts and appeared in three postseason contests as a rookie. While he saw time at both tackle spots, both starts came at right guard.

Badgers solidify their spot in Big Ten


By Cynthia Germain




The Badgers remain undefeated with a third-quarter one-two punch, sending Michigan's Wolverines to the mat on Saturday. With the greatest challenge for the Wisconsin team thus far this year, the Badgers showed their talent and determination with a 24-10 win against the Wolverines. Badgers were first on board with a touchdown by Nelson on the return. The Wolverines answered back with a touchdown in the final minutes of the second quarter.

Michigan came out first in the second half with a field goal following an interception, but then it got interesting. With two connections to Taylor, Hornibrook displayed his passing prowess leading to their first touchdown of the quarter. In the final minute of the third quarter, the Badgers drove down the field and scored another touchdown with a reverse play to Pryor. The Badgers capped it off with a field goal in the fourth quarter, solidifying their place in the Big Ten.

The Badgers go to Minneapolis to face the Golden Gophers on Saturday, November 25th at 2:30 p.m. The Wisconsin team will need to put Minnesota and then Ohio State on the canvas the following week to secure a semifinal spot.

New tagging rules in effect this hunting season


By Tim Kowols




New tagging laws in Wisconsin could make it harder for you to retrieve a deer you shoot if it goes onto another person's property. Under new regulations, hunters no longer need to put a tag on their harvested deer as long as there is valid proof of a hunting license and it is registered over the phone or online that same day. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says that could cause some issues if you track your deer outside of your own property and you are not allowed to retrieve it.



 

When the law was passed earlier this year, Governor Scott Walker expressed his confidence in the changes, telling a Green Bay television station in September that "it is making sure we teach the next generation to honor those traditions and that includes doing it an honest way."

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Gun deer season opens statewide Saturday


By Tim Kowols




Hunters will finally get to head into the woods with their guns Saturday when deer hunting season opens. Archers have had their crack getting their trophy buck since their season opener back in late September. Saturday marked the first day of a new state law removing the minimum age for youth participating in mentored hunts. Other changes to the gun deer hunting season provided popular discussion points during Friday's Ask the Warden show on 104.1 WRLU with DNR Warden Chris Kratcha answering questions on the phone and Facebook Live. The popular Busch Beers Deer Hunters Round-Up will also start tonight at Valmy Happy Hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. The show this year is sponsored by Flanigan Distributing, Smokey Ridge Taxidermy, Door County Custome Meats, Virlee Gunworks, and Konop Meats.  The gun deer hunting season runs through November 26.

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Green Bay breaks margin of victory record with 98-27 win over Lakeland



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay men's basketball team needed to find its shooting and confidence in its 2017-18 home-opener, and did just that with a 98-27 dismantling of Lakeland on Friday night at the Resch Center. The 71-point victory by the Phoenix (1-1) sets a new program-record for margin of victory, while the 71 rebounds sets both a conference and program record as well.

The game was never in doubt for Green Bay, who was looking to bounce back after a season-opening loss at NIU on Tuesday. The Phoenix jumped out to a 11-0 lead and never looked back, leading 46-11 at the half before allowing its fewest points in a game (27) since permitting 21 against Northern Michigan in 1996.

Khalil Small recorded his second-straight double-double, finishing with 13 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Small also went 4-for-4 at the free throw line, which helped the Phoenix finish 30-for-35 from the charity stripe for a quality 85.7 percent.

Kameron Hankerson also recorded a career-high, notching a game-high 17 points and a 6-for-6 effort at the line. Also finishing in double figures were PJ Pipes (14 points, 7 rebounds) and TJ Parham (10 points, 8 rebounds), who both earned career-highs in those categories in their second collegiate game at Green Bay.

All 11 players to dress for Green Bay scored in the game, with Hunter Crist (9 points) and Trevian Bell (8 points) finishing just shy of double-digits. Sukhjot Bains and Manny Patterson each added 6 points and combined for 13 rebounds, while walk-on Tyrone Powell gave the crowd a high-flying dunk late in the game.

Lakeland finished the game just 3-for-48 from 3-point range, two nights after going 14-for-34 against Finlandia. The Muskies only committed 8 turnovers and made an effort to run up and down with the Phoenix, but the shots didn't seem to fall.

The 98 points scored by GB are the most since last season on Dec. 22, when it put up 108 vs. Saint Mary's. GB shot 31-for-58 (53.4 percent) from the field and had 44 points in the paint.

Green Bay will hit the road again in its next contest, which will be quite the test. The Phoenix will face Mississippi State on Monday night at 7 p.m. in its second game of the Hoops in the Heartland benefiting Men Against Breast Cancer.

Girls Basketball Recap: Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Sevastopol all come up short


By Tim Kowols




Three schools in Door and Kewaunee County had rough starts to their 2017-2018 campaigns, with all three local girls basketball teams losing.

 

In Green Bay, Lucy Wiese scored nine points and Mikayla Haack collected eight points in a 62-39 loss to Preble.

 

In Suamico, Luxemburg-Casco led by one at the half but fell to the host Bay Port Pirates 73-70. Cassie Schlitz led the way for the Spartans with 30 points.

 

In Green Bay, Sevastopol came up just shy of defeating the N.E.W. Lutheran Blazers in a 52-47 loss. Leading the way in scoring for the Pioneers was Courtney Tebo with 12 points.  Zoe Kuehn chipped in 10 and Allison Daubner added 7 in the conference matchup.

 

Wisconsin closes home slate Saturday against Michigan


By Tim Kowols




With the eyes of the country on Madison Saturday thanks to ESPN setting up shop on Bascom Hill for their College Gameday broadcast, the Wisconsin Badgers look to send their senior class out on high note against the Michigan Wolverines. The Badgers moved in the polls this past week thanks in part to losses by Notre Dame and Georgia and toppling another ranked team in Iowa. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook looks to rebound from his matchup against the Wolverines when he went 9-25 and threw three interceptions in a 14-7 loss in Ann Arbor. One difference maker missing from last year's equation is freshman running back phenom Jonathan Taylor, who has shown he can eat up yards (over 1500 this season) and score touchdowns (12 on the year).

 

The Badgers and the Wolverines kick off on FOX at 11 a.m.

"L-C Spartan Winter Sports Preview" showcased at Rendezvous Thursday on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




Coming off a fantastic fall sports season, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans were previewed for the upcoming winter sports at the Rendezvous Thursday Night with a live broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK.   Coaches and student-athletes from the boys and girls basketball as well as the wrestling programs.

 

The L-C boys basketball led by first year head coach Tyler Thune looks to defend its North Eastern Conference championship and opens the season next Monday against Southern Door in a non-conference game. The girls basketball program looks to build off a 19 win season from last year and opens on the road tonight (Friday) at Bay Port  in a non-conferernce match-up, according to Coach Jeff Jodar.  Coach Chas Treml of Spartan wrestling shared the goals and expectations for the upcoming season which begins on November 30 after being the state runner-up last year.

 

WBDK 96.7FM will broadcast five girls and five boys basketball games this season as well as all tournament games. Stay tune for the 10 game regular schedule that will be released soon.

 

A New Week & New Injuries For The Packers


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers enter yet another match up as the team posting more injuries than their opponent. This week Green Bay listed 11 players compared to the seven posted by Sunday's foe the Ravens. One surprise is that Green Bay still has not placed starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga on season ending injure reserve. He reportedly tore his ACL two weeks ago. If and when they move him to IR it would open a spot on the active roster. That is a position now that would likely be filled by a player like fullback Joe Kerridge who sits on the team's practice squad. Kerridge is an excellent special teams player and could make an immediate impact on all phases of special teams.

 

Here is a look at the initial injury report of the week issued by each team:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Ahmad Brooks, LB - Back - Limited Participation
Bryan Bulaga, T - Knee - Did Not Participate
Morgan Burnett, S - Groin - Did Not Participate
Quinton Dial, DT - Chest - Full Participation
Brett Hundley, QB - Hamstring - Full Participation
Aaron Jones, RB - Knee - Did Not Participate
Kevin King, CB - Shoulder - Limited Participation
Justin McCray, G - Ankle - Limited Participation
Ty Montgomery, RB - Ribs - Did Not Participate
Nick Perry, LB - Foot - Limited Participation
Joe Thomas, LB - Ankle - Full Participation

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Nick Boyle, TE - Toe - Full Participation
Michael Campanaro, WR - Shoulder - Full Participation
Chuck Clark, S - Thigh - Full Participation
Jimmy Smith, CB - Achilles - Did Not Participate
Ronnie Stanley, T - Concussion - Limited Participation
Terrance West, RB - Calf - Full Participation
Tim Williams, LB - Thigh - Full Participation

Sturgeon Bay Football Team Earns High Marks In The Classroom



 

By Mike LeRoy




Congratulations to the following Sturgeon Bay seniors who earned 2017 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All State Individual Academic Awards:
Nathan LeRoy, Andrew Burkart, & Jared Van Bramer


Also, Congratulations to the entire senior class for collectively earning all state honors:

WFCA All State Team Academic Award: Sturgeon Bay:

















































Nathan LeRoy
Andrew Burkart
Jared Van Bramer
Michael Rose
Brady Wodack
Ethan Knipfer
Rex Meikle
Jacob Lefeber
Luke Brinkman
Tanner DeGrave
Peter Anschutz
Bruce Anschutz
Anthony Moore
Nathan Olson


Busch Beers Deer Hunter's Round-Up Kicks Off Saturday Night


By Nick Freimuth




The 13th annual Deer Hunter's Round-Up brought to you by Busch Beers begins Saturday night at the Valmy Happy Hour at 6:30 PM. The one-hour deer hunting talk show on 104.1 FM WRLU will begin its nine-day journey throughout Door and Kewaunee Counties with more great prizes to give away than ever this year.

Dennis "The Buck Baggin' Barber" Anschutz is back as co-host along with Dave Rady from Smokey ridge Taxidermy and Nick Freimuth. Every night hunters are asked to bring in their deer hunting stories to the host location. Youth hunters, big bucks, bizarre stories and deer camp traditions and recipes are shared on a nightly basis.

 

This year we will be giving away a Whitetails Unlimited metal signs, Whitetails Unlimited-opoly, a 30-pack of Busch Light, a $20 Virlee Gunworks gift certificate, and a Budweiser stein each night. The grand prizes include a Whitetails Unlimited muzzleloader, A Budweiser fire pit, and four Saguaro Day Spa $100 gift certificates. Door County Fish Farm and Game will also be selling raffle tickets at each show for their nine-gun drawing done live during the final show Sunday, November 26th at Tippy Canoe.

 

Here is this year's schedule:

 

Saturday, November 18 - Valmy Happy Hour

Sunday, November 19 - Tippy Canoe

Monday - The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

Tuesday, November 21 - Richard's Pub and Grill

Wednesday, November 22 - Gilmo's Bar & Bistro inside Wave Pointe Marina & Resort

Thursday, November 23 - No Show - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24 - Brick Lot Pub and Grill

Saturday, November 25 - Institute Saloon

Sunday, November 26 - Tippy Canoe - GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

 

This year each show will also be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com under the "Listen on Demand" link. It will also be video streamed on Face Book when you like DoorCountyDailyNews.com on the social media site.

Green Bay's Defense Locks Down Wisconsin on the Road, Phoenix Wins 67-34



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay defense was once again on full display as the Phoenix women's basketball team took the court for its second matchup of the year, facing off against Wisconsin at the Kohl Center and downing the Big Ten program, 67-34, to improve to 2-0 on the season.


There were numerous bright spots in Green Bay's second-consecutive 30-plus point victory, with sophomore Caitlyn Hibner being one of the brightest as the guard poured in a career-high 19 points on a 6-of-10 mark from the floor including a near-perfect 5-of-6 clip from long range.


All told, Green Bay (2-0) finished 9-of-20 from beyond the arc while not allowing a single Badgers' triple to slip through the net, despite Wisconsin's 16 attempts from long range. The Badgers were held to 14-52 (26.9%) from the field and were forced into 18 turnovers.


Green Bay's 25-18 advantage when it headed to the locker room at halftime wasn't an overly comfortable margin, but the Phoenix extinguished any hopes of a Wisconsin comeback in the third quarter when the team outscored the Badgers 28-11 to carry a 53-29 lead into the final quarter of play.


Hibner scored 11 of her 19 points in the third quarter alone, pushing the Phoenix lead back up to double digits, 31-20, with 7:58 remaining on a jumper from the corner before knocking down a three with 1:10 left to extend Green Bay's lead to 50-29.


Wisconsin (1-1) simply had no answer for the stifling defense Green Bay brought to its home floor as the Badgers were held to just five points in the final 10 minutes. The Phoenix went on to close out another defensive clinic with a 67-34 victory in its first road pairing of the 2017-18 season.


Allie LeClaire finished with 14 points in the rivalry matchup on a 5-of-10 shooting effort, corralled three rebounds, doled out three assists and swiped three steals in 35 minutes. Jessica Lindstrom joined Hibner and LeClaire with double-digit contributions on the evening, scoring 12 points and nearly notching her first double-double of the season with nine rebounds in 26 minutes.


The Phoenix surrendered 18 turnovers to Wisconsin but held advantages in rebounds (37-31), assists (16-11) and blocks (2-1).


Green Bay returns to the Kress Center this Saturday to face South Dakota State at 1 p.m. before hitting the road for the Cancun Challenge next week. The Jackrabbits received the top spot on espnW's mid-major poll released Wednesday morning, while Green Bay was slotted third.

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Winter Sports Preview at Rendezvous tonight on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




The Rendezvous of Luxemburg will host the annual Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Winter Sports Preview this evening starting at 5:30pm on 96.7FM WBDK.  The evening begins with new boys basketball coach Tyler Thune and senior players from the squad. Coach Jeff Jodar and players from the Spartan girls basketball team will then be on-air from 6:00-6:30.  The last half-hour of the show will wrap up with the wrestling program and  Coach Chas Treml.  He will have members of the state runner-up team from last year. The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Winter Sports Preview will also be streamed live on doorcountydailynews.com..

Packers Hope To Make It Two In A Row Sunday



 

By Green Bay Packers




The (5-4) Packers will host the (4-5) Ravens Sunday at Lambeau Field for a noon kickoff. Green Bay will face three teams from the AFC North in its next four games, traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 12 and then to Cleveland in Week 14.

The Packers are (4-1) against the Ravens, including (3-0) at home. Baltimore is playing at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2009, a 27-14 Green Bay victory. The Ravens first played in Green Bay in 1998, a 28-10 win for the Packers. The last time the two teams met was in 2013, a 19-17 Packers win in Baltimore.

Sevastopol Girls Basketball Wins Season Opener


By Nick Freimuth




The Sevastopol varsity girls basketball team is off to a perfect (1-0) start to the season. A 45-37 win over St. Thomas Aquinas featured a 17 point outing for Amber Roalkvan. Courtney Tebo also hit double digits with 12 points. Jillie Jorns added seven points in the Pioneers win.

 

Sevastopol will next play at N.E.W. Lutheran on Friday. Varsity is scheduled to tip-off around 7:00 PM.

Packers Bring Back Goode Again



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have signed long snapper Brett Goode and released long snapper Derek Hart. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Goode, 6-foot-1, 255 pounds, is in his 10th season in the NFL. He was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent from the University of Arkansas in 2007. Goode spent part of two off-seasons with Jacksonville before signing with the Packers on Sept. 1, 2008. He served as Green Bay's primary long snapper from 2008-16, playing in 142 regular-season games and 14 playoff contests, and for the first three games this season before suffering a hamstring injury. Goode will wear No. 61 for the Packers.

 

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Meets Packers Players At Jim Olson Motors Red Zone


By Nick Freimuth




The Sturgeon Bay Clippers varsity Soccer team had the opportunity to meet two Green Bay Packers players Monday night at the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Rookies Montravious Adams and Devante Mays were our featured players in Sturgeon Bay following a big win against the Chicago Bears.

 

The Clippers were selected because of their incredible season ending in a second place finish in the state soccer tournament. Coaches Todd Maas and John Safranski were on hand Monday as a prat of the celebration.

 

The Red Zone returns next Monday at Jim Olson Ford with Packers quarterback Brett Hundley and rookie running back Jamaal Williams.

 



 

Packers Sign Linebacker To Practice Squad



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers signed linebacker Derrick Mathews to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Monday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

Mathews joined the Packers for the 2016 training camp and spent part of last season and the first 10 weeks of this season on Green Bay's practice squad before being released on Saturday.

Adams And Mays To Appear In Sturgeon Bay Tonight For Jim Olson Motors Red Zone


By Nick Freimuth




The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone returns to Sturgeon Bay tonight on 104.1 FM WRLU. Two members of the Green Bay Packers will join us from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. The show actually begins at 5:30 with our Team of the Week.

 

Montravious Adams put the biggest hit of the day on Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky. Join him and likely big time contributor to the run game next week Devante Mays to the Red Zone tomorrow night as we honor Sturgeon Bay Soccer as our team of the Week on 104.1 FM WRLU.

Packers Defense Does Enough As Hundley Leads Packers To Win


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers got back to their winning ways 23-16 Sunday without MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A combination of opportunistic defensive play, long sustained drives including 160 team rushing yards and a game-winning drive capped by a perfect throw from Brett Hundley to Davante Adams for a 19-yard score has Green Bay at (5-4) on the season.  The victory most likely salvaged their season. A third consecutive loss inside the division and fourth consecutive loss overall would have likely been lights out for the Packers post season hopes.

 

Sunday's 23-16 win at Soldier Field keeps Green Bay in the thick of the divisional title hunt two games back of the Vikings. However, Minnesota handled Washington on Sunday to move to (7-2) on the season.

 

It was Hundley's first win as a starting quarterback in the NFL. After the game he said, "It feels amazing. It's truly a blessing, especially in a rivalry game. There was a lot going into this game. I just think the team not only the offense, the offensive line, the receivers, the running backs, but the defense played their butts off, too. I was able to do what I do because of them. And I just want to thank them because they played one heck of a game. We played 60 minutes, and that was our goal coming into it and we got the W."

 

Hundley was the 147th overall pick, a fifth rounder, in the 2015 NFL Draft. Conversely, Mitchell Trubisky was the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Hundley finished nearly six percentage point higher in completion percentage, won the QB rating battle 110.8 to 97.0,  and led a game winning drive, something the leader of the Bears was unable to do.  Hundley has gotten better with every start and is still trending upwards.

 

Green Bay next hosts Baltimore Sunday at noon from Lambeau Field.

Bucks Top Lakers 98-90


By Paul Schmitt




The new-look Milwaukee Bucks won their second game in a row with a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Bradley Center Saturday evening.  The Bucks acquired Eric Bledsoe last week and instantly installed him into the starting line-up.  Bledsoe scored eleven points but it was Giannis Antetokounmpo who carried the Bucks again with 33 points and 15 rebounds.  Malcolm Brogdon added 6 points off the bench as the Bucks held on to even their record at 6-6 and moved into second place in the Central Division, three games behind the Detroit Pistons.

 

Badgers shutdown Hawkeyes 38-14 to remain undefeated


By Paul Schmitt




The Wisconsin Badgers used a stifling defense to overcome four turnovers in a 38-14 thrashing of the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon.  Iowa only scores came on two pick-sixes by cornerback Josh Jackson and the Badger defense held the Hawkeyes offense to just 75 total yards.  Jonathon Taylor ran for 157 yards on 29 carries and Kendric Pryor ran for one touchdown and caught another as the Badgers scored the last 21 points of the game to stay perfect for the season at 10-0.  #8 Wisconsin clinched their fifth Big Ten West Conference championship in seven years with the win and will now host Michigan next Saturday.

Banks, Schauske compete at WIAA State meet in Madison


By Tim Kowols




Door County Co-op swimmers Molly Banks and Abi Schauske got a taste of the big time Friday night as a competitors in the WIAA State Swimming Meet on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

The duo scored 4.5 for the team at the meet won by Edgewood. Schauske's 2:20.49 in the 200 yard individual time was an improvement over her qualifying time and a great way to end her first year of high school swimming. Banks, a junior, could also be back as she registered a time of 25.45 in the 50-yard freestyle.

Badgers continue march towards perfection against Iowa


By Tim Kowols




Despite being undefeated in a Power 5 conference, the Wisconsin Badgers hope to find themselves inside the race for one of the four College Playoff spots when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Losses by Ohio State and Penn State last week dropped the Badgers in polls and playoff rankings, while Iowa's win over the Buckeyes had them appearing in playoff discussion for the first time at #20. The Badgers hope to continue the momentum created in the second half of their 45-17 win over Indiana where they outscored the Hoosiers 31-7 in the second half.  The battle for the Heartland Trophy has been dominated by the road team, which has sent the home crowds unhappy the last six meetings.

College basketball round-up: Badgers, Golden Eagles score wins, Green Bay on deck


By Tim Kowols




The college basketball season got underway Friday night as the Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles registered their first victories.

 

In Madison, the Badgers used their big men to run past South Carolina State 85-50. Forward Andy Van Vilet shook off his rust and collected 18 points and eight rebounds while teammate Ethan Happ registered a double-double in a 20 point, 11 rebound effort. The Kohl Center will rock again Sunday when the Badgers host Yale.

 

In Milwaukee, the Golden Eagles fought through injuries to win 80-59 over visiting Mount St. Mary's. Defense forced the Mountaineers to shoot just 45 percent from the field and 16 turnovers. Senior guard Andrew Rowsey led the way offensively with 23 points and five assists. Purdue comes to the Milwaukee next when Marquette hosts one of the Gavitt Tip Off games at 7:30 p.m.

 

While the Green Bay Phoenix men's team has to sweat it out until Tuesday before their first game in DeKalb against Northern Illinois, the women's team hosts Chattanooga at the Kress Center Saturday at noon.

Bucks' defense leads to 94-87 win over Spurs


By Tim Kowols




Sound defense and a double-double by Giannis Antetokounmpo halted a four game losing streak for the Milwaukee Bucks as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs Friday night 94-87. The Bucks forced 18 turnovers and limited the Spurs to just over 40 percent from the floor to capture their first win in a week. New addition Eric Bledsoe began his Bucks career with 13 points and seven assists, adding to Antetokounmpo's 28 point, 12 rebound evening.

 

The Bucks return to Milwaukee tonight to host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m.

Packers Success At Chicago Encouraging



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have won at Chicago in the regular season each of the last six years. The Packers' six consecutive victories is the team's second-longest winning streak at Soldier Field, trailing a streak of 10 wins that Green Bay recorded from 1994-2004 (does not include the 2002 victory in Champaign, Ill.).

 

The Packers have scored 30-plus points at Chicago in each of the last four matchups (33, 38, 31, 30). Including a 2010 playoff victory at Chicago, Green Bay has won 20 of the last 24 meetings between the rivals at Soldier Field.

 

It is the Packers' first November game in Chicago since 2001. Green Bay has won their last two games at Chicago in November (1992). Sunday will mark game No. 196 in the NFL's oldest rivalry. The Packers hold a 95-94-6 edge in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1).

 

Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 17-7 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 13 of the last 15 games. In all but one of the 17 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points.

 

In the first 15 seasons of the NFC North (2002-16), the Packers (nine) and Bears (three) accounted for 12 division titles.

 

Dating back to last season, Green Bay has won three consecutive games over the Bears, outscoring them 91-51 in those contests. The Packers won the first meeting this season, 35-14, at Lambeau Field.

Injuries Keep Piling Up For The Packers


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers will add Bryan Bulaga to injured reserve this week and bring another player up from the practice squad likely in the next 24 hours. The injury bug has bit hard again this season in Green Bay. Outside of the Aaron Rodgers injury, every week a handful of players go down to injury. Last week's additions were Bryan Bulaga, Justin McCray and Morgan Burnett. It is not a question of when anymore instead Packers are asking who's next?

 

Here is a look at thsi week's first injury report issued by the Packers:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Ahmad Brooks, LB - Back - Limited Participation
Bryan Bulaga, T - Knee - Did Not Participate
Morgan Burnett, S - Groin - Did Not Participate
Quinton Dial, DT - Chest - Did Not Participate
Justin McCray, G - Ankle - Limited Participation
Nick Perry, LB - Foot - Limited Participation
Lane Taylor, G - Ankle - Full Participation
Joe Thomas, LB - Ankle - Limited Participation

Packers Waive Martellus Bennett



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Green Bay Packers have waived tight end Martellus Bennett. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Bennett signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent this off-season and started all seven games he played in, recording 24 receptions for 233 yards (9.7 avg.).

Packers Next Man Up Philosophy Getting Old


By Nick Freimuth




The Green Bay Packers desperately need to beat the Chicago Bears Sunday if they want to keep their season afloat. Without Aaron Rodgers at quarterback Green Bay is (0-3). The Packers had a four-game losing streak last season and recovered nicely. This year, a four-game losing streak is likely more difficult to recover from without a MVP quarterback leading the green and gold.

 

The Packers are (4-4) and play at (3-5) Chicago Sunday at noon. Ticket prices at Soldier Field have already gone up significantly in the last two weeks for this game likely because Bears fans sense blood in the water. Including a 2010 playoff victory at Chicago, Green Bay has won 20 of the last 24 meetings between the rivals at Soldier Field. Bears fans would love top experience a win against the team that has had the most success against them over the last two decades.

 

Green Bay will be without Bryan Bulaga who is out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL Monday night. Also, Morgan Burnett is reportedly out against Chicago Sunday due to injury as well.

Spencer Madsen Takes Third At National Meet



 

By DoorCountyDailyNews.com




Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestler Spencer Madsen took third place at pre-season nationals in Cedar falls Iowa earning All American Honors in the Grade School 80 lbs division.

Lions Take It To Packers On Monday Night Football


By Nick Freimuth




The Detroit Lions had Green Bay's number Monday night in a 30-17 victory. It marked just the second win for Detroit at Lambeau Field in 25 years. The Packers offense was able to muster just 153 yards of total offense through three quarters of play and only three points. Defensively, Green Bay surrendered over 400 yards to the Lions offense.

 

Brett Hundley rushed for his second career touchdown with 9:52 left to play in the fourth quarter to cut the Lions lead to 20-10. Matthew Stafford and the Lions answered almost immediately with a 63-yard screen play by Theo Riddick that set up the game clinching touchdown to Marvin Jones.

 

Jamaal Williams scored on a one-yard touchdown run at the end of the game to make the score look a bit more respectable.

 

Green Bay falls to (4-4) on the season and two games back of the Minnesota Vikings who were on bye in week nine. The Packers travel to Soldier Field to face the Bears Sunday at noon for another pivotal divisional match-up.

Packers Vs. Lions Tonight From Lambeau Field


By Nick Freimuth




The Packers are 4-3 this season heading into tonight's match-up with the Detroit Lions, marking the fourth straight season and the ninth time under McCarthy that Green Bay reached the bye week with a winning record (2-1 in 2016, 6-0 in 2015, 5-3 in 2014, 6-3 in 2012, 7-0 in 2011, 6-3 in 2010, 4-3 in 2008, 5-1 in 2007).

 

The Packers have won 10 of their last 13 regular-season games and have the best record in the NFC and the fourth-best record in the NFL over that span (Kansas City, 11-3 / Pittsburgh and New England, 12-2).

 

The Packers have posted 160-plus rushing yards in two of the last three games. Since the merger in 1970 (735 games for the Packers), Green Bay has had five games with 25 or fewer rushing attempts and 160-plus rushing yards, with three coming in the last 10 games. Since Week 15 last season, there have been four of those games in the NFL, and Green Bay has accounted for three of them.

 

Green bay needs to win tonight's NFC North match-up to stay within one game of the division leading Minnesota Vikings.

Packers Injuries Keep Piling Up


By Nick Freimuth




The Packers are adding more player to the injury report even on days a full team injury report is typically not released. Packers defensive back Kevin King was added to the week's injury report Sunday and is questionable for tonight's game against Detroit. Green Bay placed their long snapper on injured reserve already this week, running their injury tally to 12 this week alone. (Not including Aaron Rodgers) Detroit has seven players on their list of walking wounded. Here is a look at each team's release following practice Saturday:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

 

Kevin King CB - Back - Questionable
David Bakhtiari, T Hamstring - Probable
Martellus Bennett, TE Shoulder - Doubtful
Ahmad Brooks, LB Back - Doubtful
Morgan Burnett, S Hamstring - Probable
Quinton Dial, DT Chest - Doubtful
Ty Montgomery, RB Ribs / Wrist - Probable
Nick Perry, LB Hand - Probable
Damarious Randall, CB Hamstring / Illness - Questionable
Lane Taylor, G Ankle - Questionable
Joe Thomas, LB Ankle - Out

 

DETROIT LIONS

Ezekiel Ansah, DE Knee - Questionable
Don Carey, S Knee - Questionable
Emmett Cleary, T Ankle - Probable
Kenny Golladay, WR Hamstring - Doubtful
Greg Robinson, T Ankle - Out
Dwayne Washington, RB Concussion - Probable
Paul Worrilow, LB Knee - Probable

Schauske & Banks Qualify For State Swim Meet



 

By Pat Blizel





Congratulations to the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door Co-op Girl's Swim Team as they placed 3rd at the Ashwaubenon Sectional on Saturday.  Qualifiers for this years State Meet on Friday, November 10th are:


Abi Schauske in the 200 Individual Medley

 


Molly Banks in the 50 Freestyle

 


Congratulations to all the girls in the swim program as they were Bay Conference Champs this year.

Green Bay Battles #15/15 Minnesota in Hurricane Relief Exhibition Game



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




The Green Bay men's basketball team took part in a Hurricane Relief exhibition game on Sunday afternoon at 15th-ranked Minnesota, falling 115-86 at the Maturi Pavilion in its final preseason action of the 2017-18 season.


Minnesota, who is currently ranked 15th in the NCAA in both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls, showed off its size and skill for 40 minutes in front of its home crowd. More importantly, Green Bay used the game to get its younger players experience and to continue to gel as a team on the floor.


All 10 players to play for the Phoenix scored in the game, led by Khalil Small's double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. TJ Parham, Trevian Bell and Will Chevalier also finished in double figures, scoring 17, 12 and 10 points respectively.


Green Bay shot much better in the second half, improving to 46.3 percent from its 35.7 percent in the first half.  The team also finished a perfect 7-for-7 at the free throw line and went 11-for-26 from 3-point range.


The game raised a large amount of money towards hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which was the primary reason this game was scheduled a few weeks back. At the conclusion of the game, the University was still totaling the amount raised was estimated to be over $25,000.


Green Bay will now prepare for its regular season opener next Tuesday (Nov. 14) when it travels south to take on Northern Illinois in Dekalb, Ill. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Badgers stay perfect with Hoosiers win


By Cynthia Germain




 

The Badgers had an 80% chance of winning according to ESPN, but the first few minutes of the game against the Hoosiers showed perhaps a different story.  Hornibrook threw his first interception in the end zone this season, ultimately leading to a touchdown by Indiana.  Into the second quarter, the Hoosiers then scored a quick field goal. Wisconsin got back into the game with an 18 yard touchdown pass to Ingold.  In the middle of the second quarter, Wisconsin gained momentum with a fumble recovery and call against the Hoosiers sideline, putting them inside the red zone.  Hornibrook threw easily to Cephus for a touchdown, putting the Badgers in the lead, 14-10, at the half.

 

Opening the second half, the Badger's drive comes up short of a touchdown, putting three more points on the board.  Still in the third, Taylor rushes 22 yards to put Wisconsin up 24-10.  Indiana answered with a successful drive downfield to their own touchdown.  Early in the fourth quarter, the Badgers force an interception with Ferguson coming up with the ball, setting up for yet another touchdown.  Another Indiana interception leads to a short effort into the end zone, putting Wisconsin in a commanding lead, 38-17.   In the final minutes, the Badgers take over on fourth down, leading to another touchdown and the final score of 45-17.

Clippers Put Up Valiant Effort In Quest For Gold Ball



 

By Nick Freimuth & Peter Kerwin




Much to the dismay of Clipper Nation, the 2017 WIAA Division 4 State Championship was decided in the second minute on a Luis Garduno goal just two minutes into the game. The next 15 minutes saw the Hawks nearly convert on several runs toward the Clipper goal. Sturgeon was able to withstand the early onslaught by Prairie School and did not allow another goal in the game. The rest of the half saw the top two teams in Division 4 go toe-to-toe in a defensive battle.

 

At half time each team made adjustments and Sturgeon Bay came out the enforcer in the second half with numerous corner kicks and solid looks inside the 18. The Clippers unfortunately were unable to convert on those opportunities despite constant pressure. One would be goal cleared the keeper but was sent back by a Hawks defender. Addison Benszinger delivered two shots on goal in the final 30 minutes with one deflected over the cross bar.

 

After the dust settled, the Clippers fell to the Prairie School Hawks 1-0 in an intensely contested game played by two very technically sound teams. It closed out a very successful 2017 campaign led by seniors Ezra Haight, Liam Herbst, Eberhardt Dietzel, Trent Maas and Jaden Stevenson. The senior class were tremendous leaders and set up the Clipper Soccer program for great success for years to come. Stevenson finished as the second all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Wisconsin State Soccer with 161 goals. This senior class leaves the Clippers program having won a state Championship in 2015 and a state runner-up in 2017. Haight, Dietzel, Maas and Stevenson each have aspirations of playing college soccer next year.

 

The future is truly bright for Sturgeon Bay Clippers Soccer.

L-C Volleyball loses heart-breaker to Lakeside Lutheran in State Final


By Paul Schmitt




In the WIAA Division II Volleyball State Championship Saturday afternoon, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans lost to the Lakeside Lutheran Warriors three games to two on 96.7 FM WBDK.  The Spartans started out fast claiming games one and two 25-19 and 25-13.  Lakeside Lutheran responded by taking the next three games 25-22, 25-23 and 15-10 respectively.

 

The Spartans were led  by Cassie Schiltz with 16 kills while Alexis Dorner added 13 kills and 5 blocks.  Megan Cannon had a great floor game with 47 assists and 12 digs.  Although the Spartans had 12 team blocks, they could not stop Amber Rowoldt who came on strong late finishing with 28 kills for the Warriors.  Luxemburg-Casco finished an incredibly successful season 41-9 and take home the first-ever State Volleyall Runner-up trophy.

 



 

An emotional Coach Jeff Frey thanked the girls for their great effort and the L-C community support which packed the Resch Center both days of the tournament during his post game comments.

 

(photos by Ron LeCloux)

 









 

Clippers Soccer Defuses Blue Bombers In State Semi-Final


By Nick Freimuth




The WIAA Division 4 state championship tomorrow will feature a rematch of a 0-0 regular season tie between the Prairie School and your Sturgeon Bay Clippers. In today's semi-final match against Kohler, Sturgeon Bay played a great team game to advance with a 1-0 win. Keeper Trent Maas played aggressively in goal to preserve a clean sheet and thwart eight shots including four on goal.

The game's lone goal came in the 36th minute off a corner kick from sophomore CJ Fairchild that found the back of the net off the foot of freshman Carson Dvorak. It proved to be enough despite the Clippers having the upper hand in time of possession and solid looks. The Clippers finished with 10 shots including six on goal. The Clippers defense did not give up a single shot on goal in the second half.

 



 

Dvorak said after the game he touched the ball with his left foot first then wielded a shot with his right to net the game's only score. It was a beautiful ball near the far post that sent Clippers Nation into a tizzy. Fans in Milwaukee and listening in Door and Kewaunee Counties on 104.1 FM WRLU and worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com were fired up after the big play.

 

Sturgeon Bay, the #3 seed at state will play #1 seed Prairie School at 4:30 PM for the state championship. WRLU's pre-game coverage with Coaches Jeff Schaefer and Todd Maas will begin at 4:00 PM. Prairie School beat McDonell Central Catholic/Regis in a 5-1 blowout in the first Division 4 semi-final of the day.

 



Spartans Volleyball beats Merrill 3-1, plays for State Championship Saturday on WBDK



 

By Baxter Colburn




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls volleyball team won 3-1 in the division two state semi-final match against the Merrill Bluejays.

After dropping set one 25-17, the Spartans rattled off three straight victories 25-10, 25-23, 25-20. Senior leadership from Alexis Dorner led the way for LC as she brought 21 kills and only two errors during the match.



Senior Libero and junior Peyton Vandenbush added the extra spark to push the Spartans offense into overdrive after starting slow in set one.

The Spartans take on Lakeside Lutheran, who swept Catholic Memorial 3-0 Friday night, at 2:00 at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

A live broadcast of the state championship match can be heard on 96.7 WBDK with the pregame starting at 1:30 pm Saturday.




 (photo by Ron LeCloux)


Packers Injuries Still Persist Even After Bye Week


By Nick Freimuth




Martellus Bennett is the newest name on the Packers injury report heading into Monday night's game against the Lions. Green Bay has 12 on their list for the week to Detroit's seven. Injuries have been a never ending battle for Green Bay this season and in every game so far this season the Packers have had more injuries on their report than their opponent. The same holds true again this week. Here is a look at this week's walking wounded for both teams as released by each franchise following practice Thursday:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

 

David Bakhtiari, T - Hamstring - Full Participation
Martellus Bennett, TE - Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Kentrell Brice, S - Ankle - Did Not Participate
Ahmad Brooks, LB - Back - Did Not Participate
Morgan Burnett, S - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Quinton Dial, DT - Chest - Did Not Participate
Ty Montgomery, RB - Ribs / Wrist - Full Participation
Taybor Pepper, LS - Foot - Limited Participation
Nick Perry, LB - Hand - Full Participation
Damarious Randall, CB - Hamstring - Full Participation
Lane Taylor, G - Ankle - Limited Participation
Joe Thomas, LB - Ankle - Did Not Participate

DETROIT LIONS

Ezekiel Ansah, DE - Knee - Limited Participation
Don Carey, S - Knee - Did Not Participate
Emmett Cleary, T - Ankle - Full Participation
Kenny Golladay, WR - Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Greg Robinson, T - Ankle - Did Not Participate
Dwayne Washington, RB - Concussion - Limited Participation
Paul Worrilow, LB - Knee - Full Participation

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball makes state debut Friday on 96.7 WBDK


By Tim Kowols




The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans volleyball will go for their state championship in program history when they meet Merrill in the Division 2 semi-finals Friday afternoon at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The Spartans are led by all-conference first team performers junior outside hitter Cassie Schlitz, senior middle blocker Alexis Dorner, senior setter Megan Cannon, and libero Molly Wotruba. Megan Thayse and Peyton Vandenbush also garnered all conference honors for the second team. The Spartans lead the state with 40 victories on the season, including sectional wins against Green Bay Notre Dame and Little Chute to secure the state berth. Merrill counters with senior outside hitter Morgan Wardall, who registered 375 kills on their way to a Wisconsin Valley Conference championship.

 

Baxter Colburn and Ben Wolf will have the call from the Resch Center beginning at 3:30 p.m. and first serve at 4 p.m. If the Spartans advance, they would play the winner of the Lakeside Lutheran and Catholic Memorial match at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Resch Center and on 96.7 WBDK.

 

Packers Release Ricky Jean Francois


By Nick Freimuth




The Packers may have just made room for Wisconsin Badger turned Green Bay Packer Vince Biegel to make his NFL debut. The Green Bay Packers have released defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois Wednesday. The Packers have a solid rotation on the defensive line especially now that Mike Daniels is back to full strength.

 

The loss was felt by the younger players on the defensive line though. Kenny Clark quickly posted a picture of Francois and him together on social media. Rookie defensive lineman Montravious Adams has said all season that no player has taken more time to help him grasp the defense and life in the NFL. Francois leadership will be greatly missed in the locker room.

 

 

 

Packers FAN Hall Of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted



 

By Green Bay Packers




The annual search for the next honoree for the Packers FAN Hall of Fame has begun.

 

Fans are asked to nominate themselves, a relative or friend for the honor of being the 20th member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame with an essay of 500 words or less, describing the merits of the nominee. Each nomination should be accompanied by a photo. The nomination period will remain open until Thursday, Nov. 30.

 

The first professional football team to have a hall of fame, the Green Bay Packers enhanced that distinction in 1998 by establishing a Packers FAN Hall of Fame. It was founded for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan.

 

The 10 finalists who best represent the spirit of the Packers will be chosen in December by the Packers FAN Hall of Fame selection committee. The final round of voting will be from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, 2018.

 

During the voting process, Packers fans will be asked to vote for one of the 10 finalists, whose stories will be profiled on Packers.com. The winner will be selected by three different groups of people: Fans and previous honoree votes (50 percent) and the Packers' committee (50 percent).

 

The nominating and voting process will take place entirely online through the Packers website at www.packers.com/FHOF. Fans without internet access can mail their nomination essays, along with their contact information, to the Packers' Milwaukee office address: Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame, 3939 W. Highland Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53201. For those mailing applications, a copy of the original photo should be submitted in case of damage or loss.

 

The honoree's selection will be announced in late February 2018. He or she will receive four club seats to a 2018 Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2018 Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packer Plus.

 

The honoree also will have his or her name added to the list of FAN Hall of Fame honorees recognized in the Packers Hall of Fame.

 

Past honorees include: (1999) Mel Knoke, Appleton, Wis.; (2000) Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls, Wis.; (2001) Ed Jablonski, Wausau, Wis.; (2002) Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay; (2003) Wanda Boggs, Brookfield, Wis.; (2004) Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee; (2005) Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee; (2006) Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee; (2007) Rich Barbera, River Vale, N.J.; (2008) Richard 'Ike' Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa, Wis.; (2009) Allan Hale, Green Bay; (2010) Jim Becker, Racine, Wis.; (2011) Tom Little, Mount Sterling, Ill.; (2012) Rick Steele, Greensburg, Pa.; (2013) Edward Fritsch, Sheboygan, Wis.; (2014) Vivian Scherf-Laabs, Cedarburg, Wis.; (2015) Steve Schumer, Gillette, N.J.; (2016) Patricia Nevala, Menomonie, Wis.; (2017) Frank Lamping, Union Grove, Wis.

Packers Have Had Lions Number In Green Bay



 

By Green Bay Packers




The Packers and Lions have the most lopsided rivalry in the NFL. Including a 1994 playoff victory, the Packers are 25-1 against the Lions in the state of Wisconsin since 1992. Green Bay has an 18-4 overall mark (.818) and a 10-1 home record (.909) against Detroit under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

 

 

Green Bay swept the regular-season series with the Lions last season for the first time since 2012 and for the seventh time under McCarthy. The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Two seasons later, the teams began a yearly series.

 

 

Monday marks meeting No. 176 in the all-time series (including playoffs). The Packers lead the regular-season series, 98-68-7 (.590), and have won both postseason contests the two have played. Green Bay's 98 wins over the Lions are the most the Packers have against any team.
uThe Packers have won 19 of the last 23 against Detroit and 27 of the last 33 in the series.

Luxemburg-Casco State Volleyball On 96.7 FM WBDK Friday


By Nick Freimuth




The first ever trip to the state volleyball tournament for Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball will be broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK Friday. The Pre-Match Show with Coach Jeff Frey will begin at 3:30 PM. Baxter Colbourn and Ben Wolf will call the action from the Resch Center in Green Bay.

 

The WIAA Division 2 state semi-final will start with the opening serve at 4:00 PM Friday. The match will also be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com under the "Listen On Demand" link on our home page.

Packers Prepping For MNF Vs. Lions


By Nick Freimuth




The (4-3) Green Bay Packers have a pivotal division match-up on Monday Night Football against the (3-4) Detroit Lions in Week nine of the NFL schedule. Brett Hundley will be making his second career start at quarterback and will have a little extra pressure to keep Green Bay within a game of the Vikings in the standings.

 

The Packers have played well on Monday Night Football as of late. Winners of their last three Monday night contests, Green Bay beat Philadelphia 27-13 last season. Monday night also marks the 25th consecutive season the Packers will appear on the Monday Night national stage. That is the second longest active streak behind only Denver at 26 years.

 

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