Sports Archives for 2017-12

Wisconsin Badgers Make History

By Cynthia Germain

The Badgers join the elite rank as one of the only Big Ten teams to win 13 games in a season. Wisconsin also won its fourth consecutive bowl game, doing so for the second time in school history.  Adding in last year's victory in the Cotton Bowl, the Badgers have won back-to-back New Year's Six bowls.  Most notable in the game was Hornibrook's four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, topping the season against Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.

Hornibrook's performance marked the fourth of his career and also set a Wisconsin bowl game record. He threw for 24 touchdowns this season to rank second on UW's single-season list.  Hornibrook also improved to 20-3 as the Badgers' starter, the best win percentage of any QB in school history.

Taylor capped his record-setting freshman season with 130 rushing yards on 26 carries for the Badgers, rallying from an early 14-3 deficit. Taylor finished the year with an FBS-freshman-record 1,977 yards, the fourth-best single-season total in UW history.

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Badgers took control and dominated time of possession, holding the ball for nearly 40 minutes. Hornibrook completed 23 of 34 passes for 258 yards, going 20 for 25 in the final three quarters.  Hornibrook became just the third Badgers quarterback in the last 15 years to have multiple games with at least four touchdown passes in the same season.

All Five Starters Reach Double-Figures as Green Bay Takes Down Oakland 80-79



Senior Khalil Small converted two clutch free throws with four seconds left to help Green Bay upset league-favorite Oakland on Saturday afternoon at the Resch Center, 80-79, starting off Horizon League play with a 2-0 record for the fifth-straight season and third-straight under head coach Linc Darner.

With Green Bay leading 78-76 with 4 seconds on the clock, Small grabbed the missed 3-pointer by Jalen Hayes and was subsequently fouled. The team captain then toed the free throw line and buried both free throws, making it a two possession game and essentially securing the win. Nunn hit a 3-pointer as time expired to end the game, finishing with a game-high 33 points, but the shot didn't make a difference.

Small held Nunn to just 3-for-11 shooting and 1-for-8 from 3 in the first half, before getting in foul trouble and forcing other GB players to guard him. Nunn entered the game averaging 24.6 PPG this season. Oakland finished with 12 made 3s, but needed 33 attempts to make them.

The Chicago-native scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, also recording 4 assists. Small has now scored 10-plus points in all 15 games this season, the most double-digit scoring games among all Horizon League players.

The Phoenix (7-8, 2-0 HL) tied its season-high with 11 made 3s, 3 each by both Hankerson and David Jesperson. Hankerson scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Jesperson is now averaging 12 PPG in Horizon League play after scoring 11 on Thursday.

All five starters scored in double-figures for the Phoenix, with Sandy Cohen III finishing with his first career double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Cohen III also had 3 steals and 3 blocks, dishing out 4 assists and finishing a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Cohen III has now scored in double-figures in all four games he's played, and slammed home a pair of dunks to help keep momentum on his team's side.

Green Bay led by as many as 13 points in both the first and second half, and led for the entire game up until the 9:15 mark of the second half, when Hayes knocked down a jumper. All told, GB led for 34:16 and only trailed for 3:34.

There were 8 lead changes in the second half alone, and GB never trailed by more than 2 points.

The Phoenix made 7 3-pointers in the first half, and led 41-35 at the break. GB was able to ice the game at the free throw line, finishing 15-for-17 in the game.

Freshman PJ Pipes finished with 10 points, including a key drive late in the game. Pipes has now scored in double-figures in six-straight games.

Green Bay is now 5-0 when scoring 80 or more points and is also 4-0 when 5 players score in double-figures.

The Phoenix has two days to rest before welcoming the newest Horizon League-member to the Resch Center on Tuesday night (Jan. 2). GB will host IUPUI at 7 p.m. looking for another 3-0 start in HL play.

Wisconsin Badgers battle Miami Hurricanes in Capital One Orange Bowl



By Kent Berkley


The Badgers return to the gridiron tonight in Florida to battle the Miami Hurricanes in the Cane's backyard.  The sixth-ranked Badgers with a win would finish the season with a historic 13th victory.  The task will not be easy as they face the tenth ranked team in the nation and Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up.  The Hurricanes won ten consecutive games to start the season before a late-season stumble.


The key to victory for Wisconsin will be to limit mistakes and do a better job at the line of scrimmage than they did in their loss to Ohio State.  If the Badgers can win the line of scrimmage and rely on their typically strong running game it will limit the number of high-risk passes that must be thrown in the direction of Miami's aggressive and opportunistic secondary.  Miami takes pride in its ability to force turnovers and has adopted an in-game ceremony of putting the "turnover chain" around the neck the player that forces the turnover.

More Door County snowmobile trails open for New Year's holiday weekend

By Denise DenilEFFECTIVE 10 A.M. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017


Door County Snowmobile Trails in the NORTH section and the CENTRAL section will OPEN at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Conditions are listed as Fair.


The Southeast Section remains OPEN.


The Southwest section of the Door County Snowmobile Trails remains CLOSED at this time. 

The Southwest Section includes all areas west of County Road M and west of the south half of the Ahnapee State Trail.


For the most up to date information on the Door County Snowmobile Trails and maps of sections please check our website at and click on the Door County Snowmobiling.


L-C Spartan boys lose to Beaver Dam 60-48 in "Sundrop Shootout" on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball made a valiant comeback but eventually fell to the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers 60-48 at the Kress Center on the U.W. Green Bay campus Friday in the Sun Drop Shootout.


The Spartans trailed 39-24 at halftime but came roaring back in the second half to tie the game 48-48 with four minutes left in the game.  Big contributions from two freshmen, Blake Yagodinski and Ryan Robillard, who combined for ten points helped the Spartans pull even.  After a Beaver Dam timeout, the Golden Beavers finished the game on a 12-0 run to come away with the victory.


The Spartans were led by Nathan Coisman with 11 points, while Josh Zeitler and Robillard finished with eight points each.  Beaver Dam's Sam Wilke scored a game-high 17  points including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.


In the earlier game at the Kress Center, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers lost to the Two Rivers Purple Raiders 65-56.


Luxemburg-Casco (1-7) will now look to bounce back next Thursday as they will play host to the Marinette Marines in a Northeastern Conference game.    The next L-C boys game broadcast on the radio will be January 25 against Freedom in Luxemburg.


The Spartan girls will host Southern Door next Tuesday in a game broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call starting at 7 p.m. with the pregame and tip off at 7:15 p.m.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

Sevastopol Boys Win Holiday Tournament

By Nick Freimuth

Sevastopol beats Valley Christian 76-51 to win the championship game of the 39th annual Lena Holiday Tournament. In a great team effort the Pioneers leaned on Brent Haberli as he led all scorers with 21 points. Haberli was named to the All-Tournament Team. Robby Pollman led the team from the point and added 18 points in the win. Pollman was named Tournament MVP.


Nelson Demmin chipped in 15 points and Vidal Rosales tallied nine points.


High School Girls Basketball Thursday

By Nick Freimuth

In high school varsity girls basketball Thursday, Sturgeon Bay played an extremely close game with Chilton. A 38-36 loss was there for the taking by the Clippers. At Chilton, Hailey DeGrave lead Sturgeon Bay with nine points.


Algoma lost to Ashwaubenon 44-38.

L-C Spartan boys take on Beaver Dam in "Sundrop Shootout" Tournament on WBDK today

By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys will play the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers in a non-conference game at the Kress Center on the U.W. Green Bay campus this afternoon in the Sun Drop Shootout Tournament.


The Spartans lost in the first game of the tourney on Wednesday to the Merrill Bluejays by a score of 82-57.  L-C (1-6) looks to bounce back against a Beaver Dam team that is 3-3 for the season.


Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 1:25 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 1:40 p.m on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

Green Bay Starts Horizon League Play with Impressive 95-83 Win Over Detroit Mercy



Sandy Cohen III scored a career-high 24 points and four other players finished in double-figures for Green Bay, which picked up another Horizon League-opening victory on Thursday night at the Resch Center, 95-83 over Detroit Mercy. The Phoenix (6-8, 1-0 HL) scored a season-high in points against a Division I opponent and held off the visiting Titans (4-10, 0-1 HL) to open Horizon League play on the winning side for the fifth-straight season.

Cohen III scored 8 of Green Bay's first 11 points, and eventually finished with a career-high 24 on 9-of-18 shooting and 3-for-7 from 3-point range. In just his third game back in action, the redshirt-junior tied his season-high in the first half alone, scoring 16 points and helping GB take a 48-41 lead into the half.

With Green Bay leading 76-74 with just over 6 minutes to play, Khalil Smallhit back-to-back free throws to kick start a 10-0 run by the Phoenix. Small scored 4 of the points during that run, while Cohen III splashed a 3 and slammed home a thunderous dunk, helping GB take control of the game at 86-74 with 3:30 to go.

Green Bay eventually led by as many as 15 points with 2:20 remaining, which was highlighted by a 21-6 run.

Small finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the winning effort. The senior has now registered double-digit points in all 14 games this season, and also logged 38 minutes of action.

Also finishing in double-figures for the Phoenix was fellow-senior David Jesperson, who added 11 points and 6 rebounds, knocking down 3-of-8 3-point attempts. PJ Pipes scored 13 points in the start, recording 10-plus points in his fifth-straight game in the process, while finishing 6-for-7 at the free throw line.

Sukhjot Bains netted a career-high 16 points off the bench, finishing strong around the rim and converting on 6 of his 8 shot attempts. Bains also grabbed 6 rebounds and went 3-for-4 at the charity stripe.

The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Phoenix, but more importantly gets its three-game homestand off on the winning side. GB will play its next two HL games at the Resch Center, hosting Oakland on Saturday (Dec. 30) before welcoming IUPUI on Tuesday (Jan. 2).

No. 19/20 Green Bay Finishes Strong to Win League Opener at Wright State, 58-51



The No. 19/20 Green Bay women's basketball was faced with one of its biggest tests this season on Thursday evening, opening Horizon League play with Wright State in Dayton, Ohio at the Nutter Center. The Phoenix (11-1, 1-0) entered the fourth quarter trailing for just the second time this season but battled back to defeat the Raiders (9-4, 0-1), 58-51.

As advertised, the pairing between the top two teams in the league proved to be a highly competitive contest. Green Bay extended its winning streak to six games with its victory over the Raiders, the team picked to finish second in the league's preseason poll.

Green Bay had a little trouble getting its offense going in the first quarter but only allowed Wright State to score six points and held an 11-6 lead heading into the next period of play. It was more of the same from both squads as buzzer sounded for halftime, as Green Bay led 23-20.

The Raiders went on to take control of the game in the third quarter, stringing together a 9-2 run capped off by a pair of free throws from Chelsea Welch to lead 29-25.

Green Bay refused to surrender too much of an advantage and knotted things at 37-all with 2:21 to play in the third. The final basket of the quarter came from WSU's Lexi Smith and granted a two-point advantage to the Raiders heading into the final quarter of play, 39-37.

The game was tied for the final time, 46-46, with 5:00 left to play. From there, the Phoenix used a 12-5 run ignited by an Allie LeClaire layup to close out its first conference matchup with a win, 58-51.

Jessica Lindstrom and Allie LeClaire led the way offensively for the Phoenix with 15 points apiece, with Lindstrom pulling down 12 rebounds to notch her sixth double-double of the season. LeClaire added a game-high five assists and finished with three rebounds in 36 minutes.

The Raiders' Chelsea Welch led all scorers with 22 points on a 6-of-19 effort from the field in 40 minutes.

The Phoenix finished 22-for-53 (41.5%) from the field and held Wright State to just 18-of-53 (34.0%).

Green Bay held true to the mold it possessed entering league play with only one loss on the season and dominated the game inside, outscoring Wright State 38-16. The Phoenix finished with advantages in points off turnovers (16-13) and second-chance points (10-4).

The Phoenix returns to the court on Saturday in Highland Height, Ky., against Northern Kentucky with tipoff slated for noon central time.

Packers Sign Long Snapper To Practice Squad

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


Triner (try-nurr), a 6-foot-2, 247-pound first-year player out of Assumption College, originally signed with the New York Jets on Jan. 5, 2017 but was released on May 8, 2017. He served as the long snapper and played on the defensive line at Assumption, an NCAA Division II school in Worcester, Mass., from 2012-14. Triner started his college career as a lacrosse player at Siena College. He will wear No. 57 for the Packers.

Sevastopol Boys Eclipse 90 Points In Win

By Nick Freimuth

Sevastopol varsity boys beat Lena 91-50 in the Lena Holiday Tournament. The non-conference game got off to a frantic pace as the Pioneers put up 55 points in the first half.


Robby Pollman tallied a game-high 28 points including four three's in an impressive performance. Nelson Demmin hit four three's of his own en route to 25 points. Max Krohn was perfect at the free throw line and added 12 points in the win.


The Pioneers will play Valley Christian in the Championship Game of the 39th annual Lena Holiday Tournament at 6:30 tonight.

Partial Opening Of Door County Snowmobile Trails

By Denise Denil




The SOUTHEAST section is from Culver's restaurant south over the Bayview Bridge and includes Potawatomi State Park and the Ahnapee State Trail to the South Door County line at County Road X.







Spartans lose 82-57 to Merrill in Sundrop Holiday Tournament on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball lost 82-57 to the Merrill Bluejays at the Kress Center on the U.W. Green Bay campus Wednesday in the Shawano Sun Drop Holiday Tournament.  The Spartans (1-6) hung in against the Bluejays in the first half trailing 38-27 at intermission, as Nathan Coisman kept the Spartans in the game scoring 15 of his team-high 20 points.  Quinn Steckbauer exploded for 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half as the Bluejays pulled away from the Spartans after halftime.  Merrill (5-3) drove the lane relentlessly scoring numerous points in the paint all night long.  Luxemburg-Casco will now look to bounce back on Friday afternoon as they will play Beaver Dam at 1:40 at the Kress Center.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 1:25 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 1:40 p.m on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

Bragging Rights & Draft Position On The Line Sunday

By Nick Freimuth

The Packers and Lions no longer have playoff aspirations. The NFC North has proved to be one of the weakest divisions in football this year. At (7-8) Green Bay is slotted for the 15th or 16th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. That could move as many as four spots depending on what happens this weekend.


Detroit at (8-7) would pick before Green Bay if they lose Sunday and both teams are tied in the final standings. The tie breaker in conference record and the Packers would have the stronger winning percentage in those games.


Green Bay will be without Aaron Rodgers, Jason Spriggs, Quentin Rollins, Bryan Bulaga, Kevin King, Ty Montgomery, Demetri Goodson and six others due to placement on injured reserve Sunday. They will likely not see Nick Perry, Clay Matthews, Aaron Jones and Richard Rodgers due to injury. The roster looks more depleted now than at any time in the last two decades.


The noon kickoff from Ford Field will be an interesting game. Which team will finish the 2017 season on a high note? Whose team has more will to win in a bleak season? These questions and many more will be answered Sunday in Detroit.

Gilbert & Adams Prove Red Zone Is A True Family Show

By Nick Freimuth


Montravius Adams has been one of the Jim Olson Motors two co-hosts this season. We have always touted the show as a family friendly experience. Last night Adams' family was in tow from Georgia to  experience the Red Zone first hand. Montravius' mom, three sisters, brother-in-law, two nieces, nephew, girlfriend and son were all in attendance. Adams' mother, Debbie Young was the first family member to join us live on 104.1 FM WRLU. Then his three sisters all shared how Montravius even though he is the baby of the family was always bigger than everybody else in their home town.


Young said she still cannot believe that her baby is in the NFL. One thing that made that dream a realty is when Montravius bought his mother a house with his first NFL paycheck. He also takes care of his nephew here in Wisconsin. In what could be described as almost a foster situation, Uncle Mon and Latisha are their for their family.


Packers rookie outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert joined us at Jim Olson Ford last night as well. Each player shared their stories of hard work, dedication to their craft and endless hours in the weight room and playbook as reasons they were able to make the jump from high school to college, then from college to the NFL.

Adams and Gilbert will see a lot more snaps Sunday in Detroit. Watch for #90 and #93 hopefully to break out their first ever NFL sack dance against Matthew Stafford on Sunday.

Packers Make Three Roster Moves

The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Emanuel Byrd to the active roster from the practice squad, placed tackle Jason Spriggs on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Jake Kumerow to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.


Byrd, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound rookie out of Marshall, has been on the Packers' practice squad since Nov. 3. He signed with Green Bay on Aug. 5 before being released on Sept. 2. Byrd was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 9, but was released on Aug. 1. After playing quarterback and tight end for two years at Georgia Military College, Byrd appeared in 21 games in two seasons as a tight end at Marshall, totaling 456 yards on 45 receptions (10.1 avg.) with four touchdowns for the Thundering Herd. He will wear No. 86 for the Packers.


Kumerow, a 6-foot-4, 209-pound first-year player out of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015. He spent almost all of the 2015-16 seasons on the Bengals' practice squad, and was promoted to the active roster in Week 17 last season. Kumerow was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 10 before being released on Sept. 22. The Bartlett, Ill., native was signed to the New England's practice squad on Oct. 26, but was released by the Patriots on Nov. 9. Kumerow will wear No. 16 for the Packers.

L-C Spartan boys take on Merrill in holiday tourney today on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball will play the Merrill Bluejays in a non-conference game at the Kress Center on the U.W. Green Bay campus this afternoon in the Sun Drop Holiday Tournament.



The Spartans (1-5) will face an uncommon opponent the has a 4-3 overall record this year. Merrill is coming off a 64-48 victory over Medford while the Spartans lost to Little Chute 66-56 in a Northeastern Conference game.



Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 5:15 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 5:30 p.m on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

Packerland Conference Boys Basketball Standings

By Nick Freimuth

Southern Door varsity boys basketball is the lone undefeated team left in the Packerland Conference. The Eagles checked into their Christmas break at (5-0) but Sturgeon Bay is right on their heels at (5-1). The two teams will play each other at Sturgeon Bay on Monday, January 8. Here is a look at the rest of the conference standings as they were provided by Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz.




SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           5                      0

Sturgeon Bay                              5                      1

Oconto                                        4                      1

Kewaunee                                  3                      2

NEW Lutheran                           3                      3

Peshtigo                                     2                      3

Algoma                                       1                      4

Gibraltar                                     0                      4

Sevastopol                                 0                      5

Packerland Conference Girls Basketball Standings

By Nick Freimuth

The Southern Door Eagles are still undefeated on the season at (6-0) but Kewaunee is right on their heels at (5-1). Southern Door will be tested next Tuesday when they play former Packerland Conference foe Luxemburg-Casco. That game will be played at L-C. Here is a look at the rest of the conference standings as provided by Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz:




SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          6                      0

Kewaunee                                 5                      1

Gibraltar                                    4                      2

Peshtigo                                    4                      2

Algoma                                      3                      3

Oconto                                       3                      4

NEW Lutheran                          2                      4

Sturgeon Bay                            1                      6

Sevastopol                                0                      6

Two Packers Will Brave The Cold For Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Tonight

By Nick Freimuth

The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone will take place this afternoon starting at 4:30 PM on 104.1 FM WRLU. St. John Bosco Schools has been selected as the WRLU Team of the Week. Packers Montravius Adams and Reggie Gilbert will join us to help celebrate the Bobcats. The show runs until 6:00 PM. Our Packers guests will sign autographs. pose for pictures and answer studio audience questions live on 104.1 FM.


Adams has seen consistently more playing time over the past three weeks. Reggie Gilbert was brought up from the practice squad just before the game against the Vikings and played significant time in the loss.


Gilbert, a 6-foot-3, 261-pound first-year player out of the University of Arizona, originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016. He spent the entire 2016 season and the first 15 weeks of this season on the Packers' practice squad. In college, Gilbert played in 57 career games, starting 47, and finished with 143 tackles, 27 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In his final season, he was one of four senior captains, was named All-Pacific-12 honorable mention and was voted the team's Defensive Player of the Week by the coaches four times.

No break for area wrestlers with tournaments dotting the schedule

By Tim Kowols

The holidays offer a short reprieve from the school day, but not from the mats as local teams headed to tournaments over winter break.


Luxemburg-Casco headed to Illinois over the weekend for the Al Dvorak Invitational, placing 5th out of 35 teams. One of the top tournaments in the region, Bryce Bosman and Reece Worachek led the way for the Spartans with fourth-place finishes, while Austin LeRoy wasted no time on his way to a 7th place finish, earning the pinners award for the most amount of pins in the least amount of time. Another large and competitive tournament is on tap for this weekend for the Spartans when they travel to LaCrosse for the Bi-State Classic.


Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol hit the mat this Friday for their own big tournament as they head to Oshkosh for the Lourdes Academy's On the Water Tournament.

L-C Spartan Boys Basketball playing in holiday tournament this week on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will be playing in the Sun Drop Holiday Tournament at the Kress Center in Green Bay this Wednesday and Friday.  The Spartans (1-5) will play the Merrill Bluejays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and then will battle the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers at 1:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon.  You can hear the games starting 15 minutes before tip-off with the pre-game show on  WBDK 96.7FM and streamed on with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call.

Local hunters get another shot at deer hunting with special "Holiday Hunt" starting today

By Paul Schmitt

Door and Kewaunee County deer gun hunters will have another chance starting today to get a deer during the first-ever "holiday hunt" in the area.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources through the request of the County Deer Advisory Councils is looking for more antlerless-only deer being harvested from Christmas Eve through January 1.


Door County Deer Advisory Council Chair Dick Baudhuin earlier this year shared the concern of deer overpopulation in the area.


Brewers make moves to bolster starting pitching


By Kent Berkley

The Brewers added a couple of veteran pitchers for the upcoming season.  Jhoulys Chacin will be counted on to secure a regular spot in the starting rotation.  Chacin will turn 30 in January and is coming off a solid season with the Padres in which he went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 180 1/3 innings.  He holds a career ERA under four which is more impressive when considering the many years he pitched at altitude in Colorado.  The Brewers have also added a familiar name in Yovani Gallardo who was brought back after years of battling injuries and inconsistency.  He will be a wild card contender with a chance to earn a spot in the spring.

Kewaunee boys basketball edges NEW Lutheran in road win



By Kent Berkley

Kewaunee overcame the excellent free throw shooting of NEW Lutheran to pull out a 67-59 victory in a hard-fought contest.  Sam LeCaptain topped Kewaunee in scoring with 14 points while Andrew Richard tallied 12 points and Ryan Carmichael compiled 11.


Clippers best Sevastopol in Friday basketball action



By Kent Berkley

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers defeated Sevastopol 68-54 in a boys Packerland Conference game in Institute. Mitchell Jackson led the way with a game-high 21 points which included four from behind the three-point arc.   Nelson Demmin was the leading scorer for Sevastopol with 13 points in the losing cause.


Door County Co-Op Swim Team Breaking Records Regularly

By Jeff Norton

The high school boys swim co-op consisting of Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol and Southern Door finished second in the triangular meet with victorious Oshkosh North and Pulaski finishing 3rd at the pool on Thursday night.

The cooperative team won 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.4 to better both other teams by more than 10 seconds.

In total the team took 1st place in 7 of the 11 total events swam, highlighted by 2 new high school pool records with Brock Aune swimming the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.46 and Max McHugh swimming the 100 Free in 47.64.

Evan Smith finished 2nd in the 200 Free with a time of 1:59.44 and 2nd in the 50 Free with 25.20.

Luke Bousley won the 500 Free with 5:29.06 and won the 100 Fly in 1:01.16.

Max McHugh and Brock Aune went 1, 2 in the grueling 200IM with times of 1:57.39 and 2:07.35 respectively.

The night finished for the Co-Op team with a 1st place finish in the 200 Free Relay of 1:33.07 for Aune, Smith, Bousley, and McHugh.

Special thanks to the Sev Pep Band for their amazing performance of the National Anthem and to all parents and swim friends who attended.

High School Girls Hoops Thursday Night Recap

By Nick Freimuth


Southern Door beat rival Sturgeon Bay 66-26 Thursday night in Packerland Conference girls basketball. The Eagles soared to a 41-18 half time lead and allowed only eight points in the second half. Meghan LaCrosse led all scorers with 16 points. Tehya Bertrand added 13, Grace LeGrave poured in 12 points and Kendra Dantoin chipped in 11 points in the win.  The Clippers were led by Hailey DeGrave's 11 points.


Kewaunee snuck past Oconto in the game of the night in the Packerland Conference 49-48. Sara Dax scored more than any player in the conference this season with an incredible 33 points for the Storm. Mackenzie Tlachac added 12 points in the win. Oconto was led by Mara Allen's 15 points and Sydney Koch's 16 points.


Algoma held Sevastopol to an unbelievable 10 points in their defensive battle. A 58-10 victory was the most curious score of the night. Zoe Kuehn was the Pioneers top scorer with four points. Algoma's press was unbeatable Thursday night.

Green Bay Falls in Overtime to Bowling Green in Cohen's Debut



Green Bay had a chance to win the game with the final possession in regulation on Thursday night, but it couldn't get a shot off and eventually fell in overtime to Bowling Green 81-78 at the Resch Center. It was the debut of Sandy Cohen III as a member of the Phoenix, who finished with 16 points on the night with the adrenaline running high.

Bowling Green (8-4) opened the overtime period, scoring 11 of the first 14 points in the period, taking a 73-65 lead with 2:18 to go in OT. GB fought back to force a two-point game with 24 seconds remaining, but BGSU would end up making 8-straight free throws to secure the road victory.

Khalil Small came up big late in the game for GB (5-7), finishing with a game-high 19 points and 9 rebounds. Small has now scored in double-figures in all 12 of his team's game this year and went 7-for-14 from the free throw line.

Cohen III hit a 3-pointer and a jumper late in the second half to give his team a 2-point lead with 40 seconds left, before BGSU made both free throws to tie the game. On the final possession, Cohen III lost control of the ball with the clock winding down and was unable to get a shot off. The Seymour native, who had hundreds in attendance in support, also grabbed 6 rebounds in 35 minutes of action, also getting the start.

GB led 53-45 with 9:03 left in the game, before missing its next 10 shots and going more than 6 minutes without a point. Cohen III made a free throw with 2:47 left in the game, after the Falcons went on a 12-0 run that saw them take a 57-53 lead.

Neither team shot the ball very well, combined to make just 14 of the 56 3-point attempts. BGSU also attempted 33 free throws in the game, compared to only 18 attempts for Green Bay.

Kameron Hankerson scored 13 points and added 7 rebounds, while PJ Pipes hit big shots down the stretch to finish with 11 points. Senior David Jespersontotaled 8 points and 6 rebounds. Pipes has now scored in double-figures in three-straight games for the Phoenix.

BGSU was led by Rodrick Caldwell with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Demajeo Wiggins had 13 points and 16 rebounds.

The Phoenix will play its final nonconference game of the season on Saturday, when it travels to Madison to face Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center with the game being televised on the Big Ten Network.

Packers Will Be Without Major Contributors Saturday

By Nick Freimuth


The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings have a short work week with a game scheduled for Saturday night. Green Bay will be without Aaron Rodgers and seemingly a cast of a few other extremely important Packers. The likelihood of Davante Adams playing Saturday is extremely low. He will in all likelihood be shut down for the season. The only reason we may see Adams again this year is if he wants to try to eclipse the 1,000 yards receiving mark.


Clay Matthews also did not participate in practice Wednesday. Matthews is again nursing a hamstring injury. The model of consistency along the offensive line this season has been veteran Jahri Evans. He too was out Wednesday. Here is a look at the Packers and Vikings injury report following practice Wednesday as released by each franchise:



Davante Adams, WR Concussion - Did Not Participate
Vince Biegel, LB Groin - Limited Participation
Ahmad Brooks, LB Back - Limited Participation
Quinton Dial, DT Chest / Knee - Limited Participation
Jahri Evans, G Knee - Did Not Participate
Demetri Goodson, CB Hamstring -Limited Participation
Davon House, CB Shoulder / Back - Limited Participation
Clay Matthews, LB Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Lucas Patrick, G Hand - Full Participation
Nick Perry, LB Ankle / Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Jake Ryan, LB Knee - Full Participation




Mackensie Alexander, CB Rib - Limited Participation
Tramaine Brock Sr., CB Foot - Did Not Participate
Pat Elflein, C Shoulder - Limited Participation
Ben Gedeon, LB Ankle - Full Participation
Emmanuel Lamur, LB Foot - Full Participation
Jerick McKinnon, RB Shoulder - Full Participation
Riley Reiff, T Ankle - Limited Participation
Mike Remmers, T Low Back - Limited Participation
Kyle Rudolph, TE Ankle - Limited Participation
Andrew Sendejo, S Ankle - Limited Participation
Shamar Stephen, NT Shoulder - Full Participation
Jarius Wright, WR Foot - Limited Participation

Hundley Is Excelling At QB For Green Bay And The Numbers Back It Up

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley is plastering his name throughout the Green Bay Packers record books this season. In his last start, the Week 14 victory at Cleveland, Hundley completed 35 of 46 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 111.2. His completion percentage of 76.1 was the best single-game mark in team history among quarterbacks with 35-plus completions.


Hundley has registered a passer rating of 110-plus in all three of his road starts this season (110.8 at Chicago, 134.3 at Pittsburgh, 111.2 at Cleveland). He is tied for the third-most road games with a 110.0 passer rating this season (KC Alex Smith, five / MIN Case Keenum, four). Number 7 tied Aaron Rodgers (2009) for the second-most consecutive road starts with a passer rating of 110-plus (Rodgers, six in 2011) in franchise history.


Hundley tied Matt Flynn (three) for the second-most games with a 100-plus passer rating by a quarterback in his first seven starts for Green
Bay (Rodgers, five) among quarterbacks who made their first start for the Packers since 1960.


Hundley was the first NFL quarterback since Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Carolina on Oct. 2, 2016, to have three touchdown passes of 35-plus yards in a game (Week 12 at Pittsburgh). Hundley ranks No. 2 among NFL quarterbacks in yards per carry (7.39) this season (min. 20 att.).

Packers Prepping For Rare Saturday Game

The (7-7) Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field for the final home game of the season, hosting the (11-3) Minnesota Vikings in primetime on Saturday at 7:30 PM.  It is the first time Green Bay has played a Saturday game in back-to-back seasons since 1994-95.


It will be the fourth time the Packers and Vikings have played on a Saturday during the regular season (1973, 1991, 2016). The Packers have won their last five regular-season games played on Saturdays, including a 38-25 win over the Vikings last year. Green Bay is (17-12) in regular-season Saturday games since 1925.

Packers Sign New Center To Practice Squad

The Green Bay Packers signed center Dillon Day off the practice squad of the Denver Broncos. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.


Day, 6-foot-4, 296 pounds, is a first-year player out of Mississippi State who originally signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2015. He spent the 2015-16 seasons and the first six weeks of this season on the Broncos' practice squad. Day was elevated to the Broncos' active roster for Week 7, waived on Oct. 24 and then claimed by the Indianapolis Colts. After being released by the Colts on Nov. 7, he was signed to the Broncos' practice squad on Nov. 8. Day started 46 of 51 games at center during his collegiate career and was selected as a team captain as a senior. He will wear No. 54 for Green Bay.

Updated schedule for L-C Spartan basketball on WBDK 96.7 FM

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls and boys basketball teams will be featured ten times this season with ten games broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM and streamed on  The complete schedule of radio games are posted below.  Note a time change for the boy's game next Friday at the Kress Center with a starting time of 1:40pm.




Wednesday, 12/27  Merrill @Kress Center                  5:30pm

Friday, 12/29  Beaver Dam @ Kress Center UWGB    1:40pm

Thursday  1/25  Freedom (HOME)                                  7:15pm

Friday 2/9         Clintonville (HOME)                                7:15pm

Thursday 2/22  Waupaca (HOME)                                    7:15pm



Tuesday, 12/19   Clintonville (HOME)                                7:15pm

Tuesday,  1/2      Southern Door (HOME)                          7:15pm

Tuesday, 1/9        Seymour  (HOME)                                   7:15pm

Friday, 1/26          Little Chute (HOME)                                7:15pm

Thursday  2/15    Waupaca (HOME)                                     7:15pm

High School Hoops Tuesday Night Recap

By Nick Freimuth


The Packerland Conference leading Southern Door put up an impressive 87 points Tuesday night. They downed Sevastopol 87-45 with four players reaching double figures. Kyle Daoust tallied 26 points, Ryan Claflin added 20 points, Sam Gerend chipped in 16 points and Derik LeCaptain scored 12 points in the win. Sevastopol's leading scorer was Nelson Demmin with eight points.


Sturgeon Bay played sound basketball in a 51-42 win at home against Peshtigo. The Clippers were led by Mitchell Jackson's 14 points. Jackson was the only player for Sturgeon Bay to reach double digits.  Carson Talbert scored eight and Jared Van Bramer notched nine points in the victory. Peshtigo was led by Mitchell Van Vooren's 14 points.


Gibraltar got N.E.W. Lutheran's best performance of the year to date. The Blazers topped the Vikings 72-44. Ryan Murphy led Gibraltar with 13 points and Evan Henry added ten in the loss. Sam Meerstein posted 30 points in the win.


Oconto downed Algoma 61-38 behind the shooting of Conner Ebben and Carson Moe. The duo accounted for 45 of the team's 61 points. Ebben tallied 24 points and Moe scored 21 for the Blue Devils. Zach Schmidt led Algoma with 13 points and Aiden Wallace added 11 points in the loss.

Packers Not Represented in NFL Pro Bowl

By Nick Freimuth


The Green Bay Packers do not have one player in the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl. Voted upon by fans, players and coaches, Green Bay was shutout. After learning their fate in regards to the post season Monday night, more bad news came Tuesday. The Packers shutdown Aaron Rodgers season by placing him on Injured Reserve and there will be no representation by the Packers in the Pro Bowl.

The Green Bat Packers announced yesterday that Mike Daniels and Aaron Ripkowski were each named first alternates for the same set to be played in Orlando on January 28, 2018.

Door County YMCA Volleyball Standings & Results

By Tyler Powell


The Door County YMCA Volleyball League completed week six of their season Monday night. Each league has one team that is starting to pull away from the pack as a clear front-runner. Here is a look at league standings and how the teams fared this week:



Some Spike It Hot defeated Olson Dental 3-0 (15-8; 15-11; 15-2)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Music Masters DJ's 2-1 (15-6; 15-12; 13-15)

The Caffeinators defeated Boom Town 2-1 (15-10; 10-15; 15-10)

Door County Fire Co. – Bye Week



Some Spike It Hot                               12-3

Door County Fire Co.                     10-5

Music Masters DJs                       10-5

Nicolet Beach Concessions            8-7

Olson Dental                              5-10

Boom Town                                        5-10

The Caffeinators                         4-14




Redroom defeated Brick Lot 1 3-0 (15-4; 15-11; 15-10)

Peninsula Podiatry defeated Bull Pen 3-0 (15-13; 15-8; 15-9)

The Try-Hards defeated Bay Ship Sharks 2-1 (15-13; 7-15; 15-13)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Brick Lot 2 2-1 (13-15; 15-13; 15-9)



Redroom                             15-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                11-7

Peninsula Podiatry                10-8

Bull Pen                             8-10

Brick Lot 1                          7-11

Brick Lot 2                          7-11

Try-Hards                           7-11

Bay Ship Sharks                  7-11

Rodgers Relegated To Injured Reserve

The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Joe Callahan and placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve. The team also announced that they have released fullback Joe Kerridge from the active roster and quarterback Jerod Evans from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Callahan, a 6-foot-1, 216-pound second-year player, spent the first six weeks of this season on the Green Bay practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Oct. 16, where he remained until being released on Dec. 16. He was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted rookie out of Wesley College on May 6, 2016. After being released by the Packers on Oct. 13, 2016, Callahan spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns on the active roster before being signed to Green Bay's practice squad on Dec. 2, 2016. He was signed to the active roster by the Packers on Dec. 17, 2016, where he spent the rest of the season. In 2015, Callahan became the first NCAA Division III quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a season, earning the Gagliardi Trophy, the highest award in Division III football. He will wear No. 6 for the Packers.

L-C Spartan girls blow by Truckers 69-31 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls run away from the Clintonville Truckers 69-31 in a Northeastern Conference basketball game Tuesday night on 96.7FM WBDK.

Luxemburg-Casco (5-1, 6-2 overall) struggled early with turnovers and missed shots but was still able to take a commanding lead of 39-17 at halftime with a late flurry of steals and easy lay-ups.

The Spartans were led by Cassie Schiltz who scored 33 points with 23 of those in the first half.  Jenna Jorgenson added 17.  Lindsy Carpenter was the only Trucker to score in double figures with score 14 points.

Luxemburg-Casco girls will now have a three week break before coming back after the holidays to host Southern Door on January 2 in a game that will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM.


The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK 96.7FM will be next Wedneday as the L-C boys will play Merrill at the Kress Center in Green Bay.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 5:15 pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 5:30pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.

The schedule of games to be broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM and available "on demand" are listed below.




Wednesday, 12/27  Merrill @Kress Center UWGB    5:30pm

Friday, 12/29  Beaver Dam @ Kress Center UWGB    1:40pm

Thursday  1/25  Freedom (HOME)                                  7:15pm

Friday 2/9         Clintonville (HOME)                                7:15pm

Thursday 2/22  Waupaca (HOME)                                    7:15pm



Tuesday, 12/19   Clintonville (HOME)                                7:15pm

Tuesday,  1/2      Southern Door (HOME)                          7:15pm

Tuesday, 1/9        Seymour  (HOME)                                   7:15pm

Friday, 1/26          Little Chute (HOME)                                7:15pm

Thursday  2/15    Waupaca (HOME)                                     7:15pm

Hundley Stars In Red Zone With St. Peters Lutheran

By Nick Freimuth

Starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers Brett Hundley was the co-host on last night's Jim Olson Motors Red Zone broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU. The St. Peters Lutheran Storm was honored as the WRLU Team of the Week and each child in attendance had the opportunity to be interviewed. Thank you to principal Paul Lutze, the coaches, parents and student athletes who made it out for last night's show.

Eagles Boys Lead Packerland Conference Basketball Standings

By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door boys basketball team leads the Packerland Conference at (4-0). The Eagles are the lone undefeated team left standing. Oconto and Sturgeon Bay are just a game back and appear to be the major contenders for a conference title this season. Here is a look at complete conference standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:




SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           4                      0

Oconto                                        3                      1

Sturgeon Bay                           3                      1

Kewaunee                                  2                      2

NEW Lutheran                           2                      2

Algoma                                       1                      2

Peshtigo                                     1                      2

Gibraltar                                     0                      3

Sevastopol                                 0                      3

Southern Door Girls Basketball Still Undefeated In Conference Play

By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door girls lead the Packerland Conference varsity basketball standings heading into the final week before Christmas break. The Eagles are undefeated at (5-0) but have two teams right on their heals with one loss apiece in Peshtigo and Kewaunee. Most teams will play two games this week weather permitting. Thursday and Friday night's games look to be in jeopardy if the snow fall predictions are accurate. Here is a look at conference standings as provided by Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz:




SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          5                      0

Peshtigo                                    4                      1

Kewaunee                                 3                      1

Gibraltar                                    3                      2

Oconto                                       3                      3

Algoma                                      2                      3

NEW Lutheran                          2                      3

Sturgeon Bay                            1                      5

Sevastopol                                0                      5

Davante Adams Concussion Lands Davis Two-Game Suspension

Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers has been suspended without pay for two games for a violation of safety-related playing rules in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

NFL Vice President of Football Operations john Runyan issued the suspension.

In his letter to Davis notifying him of the suspension, Runyan noted that Davis violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 (b) (1) which prohibits unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture by "forcibly hitting the defenseless player's head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder, even if the initial contact is lower than the player's neck."

Runyan wrote:

"During an interception return, you took a path toward your opponent who was pursuing the play and delivered a violent and unnecessary blindside block to his head and neck area.  You have been previously fined for violations of safety-related rules.  Your actions yesterday warrant an escalation of discipline, not only because they were flagrant, but also because of your status as a repeat offender."

Davis will be eligible to return to the Panthers' active roster on Monday, January 1 following the team's December 31 game against the Atlanta Falcons.  He will also miss the club's December 24 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. Appeals are heard and decided by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, the officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFLPA to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.

Money collected for violations included in the schedule of fines are designated for programs for former players.  The NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to donate fine money through the NFL Foundation to the NFL Player Care Foundation and the Gene Upshaw Players Association's Players Assistance Trust.

Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastics Team Results from the Green Bay YMCA Gymnastics Meet "Tumble in the Tundra"

By Nikki Pollman

The Strivers Gymnastics Team had a wonderful showing this past weekend at the Green Bay "Tumble In the Tundra" Meet at the Downtown Green Bay YMCA. Ten YMCA's from across Wisconsin competed. Individually placing in the top three for the Strivers Team were:

Level 2 gymnasts:

Sophia Sternard   1st on vault, 2nd on beam, bars and all around, 3rd on floor

Jozlynn Burlo       1st on vault and bars and all around,  2nd on beam

Lauren Pratt         2nd on floor, bars and all around

Shylee Asher        2nd on vault

Gracie Gutshow   3rd on vault and bars

Level 2 gymnasts compete 8 and under, 9, 10 and 11 and older.

Level 4 gymnast Tiani LeMieux 2nd place on Vault

Level 6 gymnasts:

Emily Ulberg        2nd on floor and beam and 3rd all around

Chloe Maccaux   1st on floor, 3rd on beam and all around

Alaina  Schopf     3rd on vault

Maddie Barker     1st on bars and all around

Level 6 gymnasts compete 13 and younger and 14 and older

Level 7 gymnast:

Miya Eliyha     1st on vault, beam and all around and 2nd on floor

Level 7 gymnasts compete 13 and younger and 14 and older

Silver gymnasts:

Lilliana Carmody    2nd on floor, 3rd in all around

Desirae Guilette     3rd on vault, and 3rd all around

Silver gymnasts compete in one age group

Gold gymnasts:

Stevie Routhieaux  2nd on floor, 3rd on beam

Gold gymnasts compete 13 and younger, 14 and older

Platinum gymnasts:

Calla Hansen          1st on bars and all around

Laci Lautenbach      1st on vault and beam

Platinum gymnasts compete as one age group


Platinum 1st place

Level 2    2nd place

Gold        4th place

Silver       3rd place

L-C Spartan girls look for 6th win in-a-row Tuesday on WBDK 96.7FM

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girl's basketball team will host the Clintonville Truckers in a Northeastern Conference match-up on 96.7FM WBDK Tuesday night.  The Lady Spartans (4-1, 5-2 overall) are coming off a 67-32 drubbing of Marinette last week while Clintonville (1-5, 3-6 overall) loss 71-46 to Freedom last Thursday.  The Spartans will be looking for their sixth consecutive win after losing their first two games.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 7:15 p.m.  The game audio can also be streamed on with video on facebook book live.


(photo by Ron LeCloux)

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Dominates Holiday Tournament

By Kevin Slezewski


This past weekend saw 29 Southern Door youth and middle school wrestlers competing at the annual Shawano Holiday Youth Tournament. Jonah LeFevre and Oliver Wilke each were crowned champions for their outstanding efforts on the mat. Lance Veeser, Zak Wrobel, Cash Nellis and Shaun Tooley each finsihed in second place. Logan Motquin, Trenton Krueger, Joshua Nachtwey, Hailey Veeser, Dylan Wessel and Joshua Ditello earned thrid place finishes.


Other individual results:

4th Place - Ethan DeNamur, Eli Walker, Chase Massart, Kyler LaLuzerne, Gavin Geisel, Spencer Slezewski, Alex Buhr, Georgia Englebert, Zackery Lynch, Bradan Wessel, Cody Nellis

5th Place - Juston Jandrin, Keny Lynch, Trevin Veeser, Dylan Kaye, Kameron Robinson, Katelyn LeCloux

Red Zone To Feature Hundley & Kendricks Tonight

By Nick Freimuth


Wisconsin Badger great turned Packer, Lance Kendricks joins Brett Hundley Monday on Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Come help us celebrate WRLU Team of the Week, St. Peter's Lutheran School, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM on 104.1 FM. The event is free to attend and open to everyone. Last minute gift giving ideas will be on display for the sports fan in your life as well. Tim's Sports Cards will have a booth set up with lots of great Packers and Badgers memorabilia for sale.

Panthers Spoil Aaron Rodgers Return

By Nick Freimuth


The Green Bay Packers will be officially eliminated from the playoffs if Atlanta beats Tampa Bay tonight on Monday Night Football. Following a 31-24 loss in Carolina Sunday, Aaron Rodgers fairy tale comeback bid was short lived. His first three interception game since 2009 sunk Green Bay's post season hopes.


Rodgers did orchestrate a great comeback bid in the fourth quarter but a Geronimo Allison fumble after recovering the onside kick ended the game. Cam Newton tossed four touchdowns and did not throw an interception while Rodgers had three of each.


Aaron Jones carried the ball just three times but led the team with 47 yards. Aaron Rodgers gained 43 yards on six carries and Jamaal Williams managed 30 yards on ten totes. Randall Cobb was the top target Sunday. He hauled in seven receptions for 84 yards including a score. Richard Rodgers had his best game of the year hauling in four receptions including a touchdown. Davante Adams had another great game going with five receptions for 57 yards before exiting with a concussion.


Green Bay will host the Vikings Saturday night at 7:30 PM in the final home game of the 2017 season.

Bucks battle but lose to red hot Rockets

By Paul Schmitt

The Milwaukee Bucks dropped their third consecutive game Saturday night with a 115-111 loss at Houston against the Rockets.  The Bucks hung in the game all night but could not stop the dynamic duo of James Harden and Chris Paul.  The backcourt starters for the Rockets combined for 56 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds as the Rockets won their 13th consecutive game.


Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in scoring with 28 points while Khris Middleton added 23.


Milwaukee (15-13) will now take on the Central Division-leading Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.

Eight L-C Spartan wrestlers place at Willard Schmidt Invitational--Individual Results

By Paul Schmitt


Ethan Jerabek (2-3) placed 13th and scored 12.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Shayne Hensley (Waukesha West) 8-4 won by fall over Ethan Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 4:16)

  • Round 2 - Ezra Haight (Sturgeon Bay) 11-4 won by tech fall over Ethan Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))

  • Round 3 - Noah Chang (Lena) 2-7 won by decision over Ethan Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Dec 9-3)

  • Consolation Bracket - Ethan Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)

  • 13th Place Match - Ethan Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)


Gabe Zellner (2-3) placed 10th and scored 17.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Jason Hilgart (Lakeland) 12-4 won by fall over Gabe Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 1:17)

  • Round 2 - Sam Mackie (Waukesha West) 11-4 won by fall over Gabe Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 1:12)

  • Round 3 - Gabe Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by fall over Santiago Amezquita (Green Bay Preble) 2-3 (Fall 5:22)

  • Consolation Bracket - Gabe Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by decision over Alex Skrobel (Lena) 4-5 (Dec 8-2)

  • 9th Place Match - Hank Hoffman (Kaukauna) 3-2 won by fall over Gabe Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 0:54)


Collin Schroeder (1-4) placed 14th.

  • Round 1 - Darren Anderson (Eau Claire Memorial) 9-6 won by fall over Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 (Fall 2:56)

  • Round 2 - Tony Jopek (Crivitz) 10-6 won by fall over Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 (Fall 1:02)

  • Round 3 - Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by tech fall over Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-4))

  • Consolation Bracket - Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)

  • 13th Place Match - Jacob Pankratz (Waupaca) 2-4 won by fall over Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 (Fall 0:36)


Jared Jadin (2-3) placed 10th and scored 18.50 team points.

  • Round 1 - Tony Jopek (Crivitz) 10-6 won by decision over Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Dec 11-5)

  • Round 2 - Darren Anderson (Eau Claire Memorial) 9-6 won by major decision over Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (MD 14-0)

  • Round 3 - Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by tech fall over Collin Schroeder (Luxemburg-Casco) 1-4 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-4))

  • Consolation Bracket - Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by fall over Hunter Feucht (Lomira) 5-13 (Fall 1:46)

  • 9th Place Match - Evan Miller (Winneconne) 9-7 won by fall over Jared Jadin (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 0:45)


Matthew Jackovich (2-3) placed 10th and scored 17.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Sam Mikulak (Waukesha West) 6-5 won by tech fall over Matthew Jackovich (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (TF-1.5 0:00 (21-5))

  • Round 2 - Bruce Anschutz (Sturgeon Bay) 5-5 won by fall over Matthew Jackovich (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 0:50)

  • Round 3 - Matthew Jackovich (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Consolation Bracket - Matthew Jackovich (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by decision over Eli Loftis (Lena) 2-3 (Dec 25-22)

  • 9th Place Match - Kaden Johnson-Garcia (Kaukauna) 3-2 won by fall over Matthew Jackovich (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 5:12)


Alex VanDenPlas (6-2) placed 9th and scored 22.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Jaeden Langenberg (Kaukauna) 4-1 won by fall over Alex VanDenPlas (Luxemburg-Casco) 6-2 (Fall 5:37)

  • Round 2 - Alex VanDenPlas (Luxemburg-Casco) 6-2 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Round 3 - Jeremy Jorns (Sturgeon Bay) 14-1 won by major decision over Alex VanDenPlas (Luxemburg-Casco) 6-2 (MD 11-0)

  • Consolation Bracket - Alex VanDenPlas (Luxemburg-Casco) 6-2 received a bye () (Bye)

  • 9th Place Match - Alex VanDenPlas (Luxemburg-Casco) 6-2 received a bye () (Bye)


Travis LeGrave (2-3) placed 11th and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 10-5 won by fall over Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 3:16)

  • Round 2 - Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by fall over Ethan Mitra (Eau Claire Memorial) 4-8 (Fall 3:41)

  • Round 3 - Isaac Pynenberg (Kaukauna) 2-3 won by fall over Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Fall 1:04)

  • Consolation Bracket - Luke Henckel (Lomira) 7-11 won by decision over Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 (Dec 6-4)

  • 11th Place Match - Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 2-3 won by fall over Kai Badgley (Waupaca) 5-12 (Fall 1:18)


Kyle Kroll (4-4) placed 3rd and scored 34.00 team points.

  • Round 1 - Jakob Wolfe (Green Bay Preble) 4-1 won by decision over Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 4-4 (Dec 3-2)

  • Round 2 - Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 4-4 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Round 3 - Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 4-4 won by fall over Alonzo Haack (Menominee Indian) 13-3 (Fall 1:27)

  • Championship Bracket - Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-4 won by decision over Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 4-4 (Dec 5-1)

  • 3rd Place Match - Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 4-4 won by decision over Alex Kopischke (Kaukauna) 3-2 (Dec 3-2)

Southern Door boys defeat Peshtigo in hoops contest



By Kent Berkley


The Southern Door boys basketball team put away Peshtigo 73-57 last night.  Kyle Daoust was the big scorer as he poured in 24 points for Southern Door in the winning effort.

Clippers drop first game of season as Oconto defeats Sturgeon Bay in boys basketball


By Kent Berkley

The Sturgeon Bay boys basketball team suffered their first loss of the season 66-56 at Oconto on Friday.  Oconto went on a 13-2 run at the conclusion of the first half.  Sturgeon Bay could not overcome the halftime deficit.  Jared Van Bramer led the way for the Clippers with a season-high 22 points and Carson Talbert added 15 points in the losing cause.



Brewer's roster unchanged after Winter Meetings, but groundwork for moves in place


By Kent Berkley


The Milwaukee Brewers came up empty at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings this past week.  No free agents were signed and no trade acquisitions were added to the roster.  The Brewers watched their rivals, the Cubs and Cardinals, make important moves to bolster their teams.  The Brewers put the Central Division on notice last season that they belong at the top of the division, so the pressure is on GM David Stearns to build on conversations from the meetings and take action to improve the team in areas he has admitted are vulnerable.  Adding to the starting pitching remains the biggest need and it is fair to expect the Brewers to address both the rotation and the bullpen in the weeks ahead.


Spartan Wrestling downs Little Chute

By Paul Schmitt

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans wrestling team dominated the Little Chute Mustangs  63-9 Thursday evening.  The results are posted below.


106: Lucas Joniaux (LUCA) over Noah  Kilgas (LICH) (Fall 0:00) 113: Isaac Blohowiak (LUCA) over Logan  Verboomen (LICH) (MD 10-2) 120: Parker Coppens (LUCA) over Lucas  Reader  (LICH) (Fall 0:00) 126: Luke Shefchik (LUCA) over Bryan Rodriguez (LICH) (Dec 9-7) 132: Bryce Bosman (LUCA) over Adam  Kilgas (LICH) (TF 17-2 0:00) 138: Nathan Ronsman (LUCA) over Gaven Mikkelson (LICH) (Fall 0:00) 145: Cameron Lemmens (LUCA) received a bye 152: Reece Worachek (LUCA) over Steven  Haack (LICH) (Fall 0:00) 160: Matthew Jackovich (LUCA) received a bye 170: Bryce Schumacher (LICH) over Jacob Zellner (LUCA) (Dec 3-0) 182: Dakota Robinson (LUCA) over Colton Hawkins (LICH) (Dec 6-0) 195: Austin Leroy (LUCA) over Augie  Juarez (LICH) (Fall 0:00) 220: Nate Lloyd (LUCA) received a bye 285: Jacob Lehrer (LICH) over Gabe Frontuto (LUCA) (Fall 0:00)

Aaron Rodgers Lending A Hand To Salvation Army

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be supporting the Salvation Army on Monday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium by signing autographs for fans in exchange for monetary donations.


Fans are asked to donate a minimum of $100 per autograph to help the Salvation Army reach its donation goals for 2017. The signing event will be limited to 200 people on a first-come, first-served basis.


Additionally, Rodgers has pledged to match each donation made during the weekly Atrium autograph signings this holiday season up to $50,000.


Fans interested in donating to the Salvation Army can also participate in Packers Give Back Day at the Bay Park Square Mall on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Packers employees will spend the day volunteering by ringing bells at various locations throughout the mall. The Packers organization will be matching the funds raised throughout the day.


The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is an important holiday tradition in the Green Bay community, as many of the organization's programs operate only because of the money received through Red Kettle donations. All proceeds raised go toward aiding needy families, seniors, and the homeless in Green Bay.


For more information on the Salvation Army of Brown County, visit

Thursday Night High School Girls Hoops

By Nick Freimuth

Sturgeon Bay won their first game of the season Thursday night 47-34 against Sevastopol. The Clippers balanced scoring attack was led by Sarah Bridenhagen with 14 points. Andi Rockendorf added 11 points and Brenna Zuelke patrolled the paint tallying nine points in the win. Amber Roalkvan led the Pioneers with 13 points and Lexie LeClair chipped in nine in the loss.


Algoma lost a four point halftime lead and fell 55-52 to Peshtigo last night. The newest team in the Packerland Conference is proving it will be a tough opponent this season. MaKayla Guilette scored 14 points and Jordan Jossie poured in 11 points in the loss. The Wolves saw eight players score in the game but still came up just short at the end. Peshtigo  had three players finish in double digits including Hannah Swanson (15), Alexyss Debriyn (14) and Emma Frederickson (10).


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

Door County YMCA Volleyball League Results

By Tyler Powell


The Door County YMCA Volleyball League is off to a tremendous start. There is no clear front runner in either division as the standings are closer five weeks into the season than in most years. More than half the league is within one week's play of tying for first place. Here is a look at the A and B League results from Monday night and league standings:



Door County Fire Co. defeated Nicolet Beach Concessions 3-0 (15-12; 15-11; 15-9)

Some Spike It Hot defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-10; 15-6; 15-9)

Olson Dental defeated The Caffeinators 2-1 (15-10; 12-15; 17-15)

Music Masters DJ's – Bye Week



Door County Fire Co.                     10-5

Music Masters DJs                       9-3

Some Spike It Hot                               9-3

Nicolet Beach Concessions            6-6

Olson Dental                              5-7

Boom Town                                        4-8

The Caffeinators                         2-13




Redroom defeated Brick Lot 2 3-0 (15-4; 15-12; 15-9)

Bay Ship Sharks defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (15-12; 16-14; 10-15)

The Try-Hards defeated Brick Lot 1 2-1 (15-11; 16-14; 8-15)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bull Pen 2-1 (17-15; 6-15; 16-14)



Redroom                             12-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                9-6

Bull Pen                             8-7

Brick Lot 1                          7-8

Peninsula Podiatry                7-8

Brick Lot 2                          6-9

Bay Ship Sharks                  6-9

Try-Hards                           5-10

Packers Have Had Carolina's Number In Recent Games

The (7-6) Green Bay Packers travel to Charlotte to take on the (9-4) Carolina Panthers Sunday at noon.  It will be the third time the two teams have met in the last four seasons. The Packers are (9-5) overall against Carolina (including playoffs), with wins in six of the last nine.


Green Bay (2014, 2016) or Carolina (2015) has made it to the NFC Championship each of the last three seasons. This is the first December game in Carolina for the Packers since 1997, a 31-10 win by Green Bay. Either

The Packers have scored 29-plus points in each of the last six games against the Panthers. Three of the last four matchups between Green Bay and Carolina have been decided by eight points or less.

Packers Injury Report Much Shorter Than Carolina's

By Nick Freimuth

The Green Bay Packers have been one of the most beaten up teams in the NFL this season. Last week, defensive back Davon House was carted off with another serious shoulder/back injury. It is an injury that will keep him out at least two weeks. Green Bay lists eight players on this week's initial injury report.  The Panthers have 18 players on their list of walking wounded. Here is a look at each team's report following practice Wednesday:


Ahmad Brooks, LB Back Limited Participation
Quinton Dial, DT Chest / Knee Limited Participation
Demetri Goodson, CB Hamstring Limited Participation
Davon House, CB Shoulder / Back Did Not Participate
Josh Jones, S Not Injury Related Did Not Participate
Lucas Patrick, G Hand Full Participation
Nick Perry, LB Foot / Shoulder Limited Participation
Jake Ryan, LB Knee Did Not Participate


Mike Adams, S Rest Did Not Participate
Brenton Bersin, WR Toe Did Not Participate
Kaelin Clay, WR Shoulder Limited Participation
Thomas Davis, LB Back Limited Participation
Devin Funchess, WR Shoulder Limited Participation
Ryan Kalil, C Neck Full Participation
Luke Kuechly, LB Shoulder Full Participation
Tyler Larsen, C Foot Limited Participation
Christian McCaffrey, RB Shoulder Full Participation
Captain Munnerlyn, CB Not Injury Related Did Not Participate
Cam Newtwon, QB Right Shoulder Limited Participation
Greg Olsen, TE Foot Full Participation
Michael Palardy, P Shoulder Full Participation
Julius Peppers, DE Rest Did Not Participate
Russell Shepard, WR Shoulder Limited Participation
Jonathan Stewart, RB Rest Did Not Participate
Shaq Thompson, LB Foot Did Not Participate
Trai Turner, G Concussion Did Not Participate

Packers Add Wide Receiver To Practice Squad

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


Pearson, a 6-foot, 194-pound rookie out of Brigham Young University, originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on June 1, but was released on Aug. 28. He played in 41 career games over four seasons at BYU, recording 76 receptions for 864 yards (11.4 avg.) and eight touchdowns. As a senior in 2016, he set career highs in receptions (38), receiving yards (384) and receiving TDs (eight). Pearson will wear No. 13 for the Packers.

Aaron Rodgers Medically Cleared to Play

By Nick Freimuth


It is official! Aaron Rodgers has been medically cleared to play. "Run the table" 2.0 starts Sunday! Here is what Rodgers had to say on his Instagram page Tuesday night:

"It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks."

Tuesday Night High School Hoops Results

By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door varsity boys basketball team won a nail biter at home Tuesday night 64-63 over Oconto. A balanced scoring attack was led by Kyle Daoust who tallied 19 points. Ryan Claflin added 14 points and Max Pierre tallied 13 points in the win. Oconto's leading scorers were Isaac woller with 18, Connor Ebben with 15 points and Carson Moe with 14.


Sevastopol fell to Peshtigo 70-57 Tuesday night.Nelson Demmin filled up the scoreboard with 16 points and teammate Eddie Garcia added 14 in the loss. Peshtigo had three players score ten points or more. They had nine players score in total.


Sturgeon Bay also won a close one against N.E.W. Lutheran 64-59. Michael Rose had one of his finest games on varsity leading the Clippers with 2-0 points. Jared VanBramer scored 13 points and Carson Talbert added 11 points in the win. The Blazers rode the hot hand of Samuel Meerstein for 24 points. Jacob Champeau chipped in 15 points in the loss.


In varsity girls basketball Tuesday, Luxemburg-Casco got past Kewaunee 58-51. Sara Dax played a great game for the Storm lighting up the scoreboard with 25 points. Teammate MacKenzie Tlachac added 16 points. L-C saw Cassie Schiltz score 22 points and Jenna Jorgensen accumulate 18 points in a winning effort.

Tauscher & Longwell To Be Inducted Into Packers Hall Of Fame

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame announced today that it will induct former Packers players Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher at the 48th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday, July 21, 2018, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.


Placekicker Ryan Longwell entered the NFL in 1997 as a free agent, first signing with the San Francisco 49ers and coming to Green Bay off waivers later that year. Longwell's 1,054 career points during his nine seasons (1997-2005) with the Packers stood as the team's all-time scoring mark until 2015. He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points during his Packers career, leading the club in scoring in nine consecutive seasons. His 964 points from 1997-2004 were the most in the NFL over that span, and he holds Packers records for most consecutive games scoring, with 144 games from 1997-2005, and most consecutive PATs made, with 156 (2001-05). Following his tenure with the Packers, he spent time with the Vikings and Seahawks before choosing to retire with the Packers in 2013, at which time he ranked No. 13 on the NFL's all-time scoring list, with 1,687 career points.


Offensive tackle Mark Tauscher, selected in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft, played in 134 games with 132 starts during his 11-year Packers career (2000-10). A Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin alumnus, Tauscher made an immediate impact in his rookie year, taking over the right tackle position in Week 2. He started each game the rest of the season and was named to the Football News all-rookie team. Tauscher formed a longtime, reliable tackle tandem with fellow 2000 draftee and now-Packers Hall of Famer Chad Clifton, setting the standard for a consistent offensive line. Among Tauscher's most significant contributions were helping pave the way for club records in rushing (2,558 yards) and average per carry (5.0) in 2003, and a franchise record for fewest sacks allowed (14) in 2004.


Information about tickets for the banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4:30 p.m., with dinner and program to follow at 7:00 p.m., is still being finalized and will be released in the near future at


The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 9, 2018, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Please contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 or at for more information.


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


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

Packers Adams & Vogel Warm Up With Strivers Gymnastics On Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth


The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Monday night on 104.1 FM WRLU featured the Strivers Gymnastics Team and Green Bay Packers Montravius Adams and Justin Vogel. The WRLU Team of the Week showed the Packers a few stretches before the splits, jumps and even a back walk over.


Coaches Amy Gamble and Mikki Rankin started off the show with the history of gymnastics in Door County. Each gymnast was also given the opportunity to be on the radio in the 90 minutes Packers talk show.


Next week Brett Hundley will be joined by Lance Kendricks back at Jim Olson Ford from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.


High School Hoops Monday Night

By Nick Freimuth


The Sevastopol varsity girls basketball team earned a 61-28 win over Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home School Athletic Association. Courtney Tebo scored 17 points, Lexie LeClair added 14 and Zoe Kuehn chipped in with nine points in the win.


Ryan Carmichael scored 18 points and Michael Halada poured in 13 points for Kewaunee in a 43-42 win over Algoma. The one-point victory was a close game throughout. Aiden Wallace scored a game-high 19 points in the loss. Eric Vandertie scored all nine of his points in the second half.

Clay Matthews Named Packers Man of the Year Nominee


By Green Bay Packers

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

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

The winner will be announced in Minneapolis at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII, from 7 to 9 p.m. CST on NBC. The award winner, two finalists and additional 29 team nominees will receive donations in their name to the charity of their choice.

For the third year, each Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee will also take part in the Charity Challenge, a social media challenge that encourages fans to tweet using a unique hashtag for each player. The player hashtag that generates the most mentions between Dec. 11 and Jan. 7 will win an additional $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice. The second and third place winners will receive a $10,000 and $5,000 donation, respectively, for a charity of their choice.

Fans can support Matthews by tweeting with the hashtag #WPMOYChallenge + Matthews to help Matthews earn a donation to his chosen charity, CureDuchenne. Matthews will also be recognized with a Man of the Year decal on his helmet for the remainder of the season.

In his ninth season in the NFL and with the Green Bay Packers, Matthews was selected as the Packers' nominee to honor his continual investment of his time and talents outside of football in the community.

A team player and versatile linebacker, Matthews has participated in a variety of charitable golf outings, bowl-a-thons, and softball games. He's helped support philanthropic work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Jimmy V Foundation, Hugs from Holly and met with the top students who collected food at St. Mark's Lutheran School.

The six-time Pro Bowler frequently spends time with Make-A-Wish kids at Lambeau Field, has surprised children at Make-A-Wish events and has raised funds for the organization. He also has worked diligently to raise awareness and funds for CureDuchenne, a cause near and dear to Matthews since he first heard of the disease in 2010. He has filmed PSAs, met with those who have the disease and featured the CureDuchenne organization on his cleats for My Cause, My Cleats.

Matthews was honored for his dedication to CureDuchenne and his other community causes with the 2017 Community Service Award at the Packers Welcome Back Luncheon prior to the beginning of the season.

For more information on the team nominees and the award, visit

Big Weekend For Local Varsity Wrestling

By Nick Freimuth

Southern Door varsity wrestling took place in the Battle On The Bay at Bay Port High School over the weekend and gained some tremendous experience. Griffin Slezewski was the Eagles' top finisher. He  finished in fifth place. Seth Suess was the only other to finish in the top ten. Here is a look at how the rest of the team fared:


106 - Austin Falish (1-4) placed 16th and scored 7.00 team points.

113 - Griffin Slezewski (4-1) placed 5th and scored 37.00 team points.

120 - Kyle Conard (2-3) placed 18th and scored 6.00 team points.

126 - Ben Kielar (16-21) placed 20th and scored 0.00 team points.

132 - Grant Englebert (2-3) placed 12th and scored 15.00 team points.

138 - Drew Price (3-2) placed 17th and scored 9.00 team points.

145 - Jared Conard (0-4) placed 22nd and scored 0.00 team points.

152 - Brady Tooley (2-3) placed 19th and scored 5.00 team points.

160 - Caleb Buchberger (3-2) placed 17th and scored 9.00 team points.

182 - Seth Suess (14-16) placed 7th and scored 32.00 team points.

285 - Santtu Kiljuner (2-3) placed 15th and scored 9.00 team points.]



Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Varsity Wrestling got impressive performances on the mat this weekend from Peyton Hurth and Jeremy Jorns. Each took first place at the Brillion Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. Tristin Beauchamp finished with a solid third place finish and Nick West finished strong earning a first period pin to place fifth. Also Ezra Haight placed second and Elijah Heimbecher placed fifth in a great weekend for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol.

Southern Door Youth Wrestling Excelling


By Kevin Slezewski

The Southern Door Eagles Youth Wrestlers took 2nd Place at the Luxemburg-Casco Spartan 300 Dan Wery Memorial Tournament! 23 elementary and middle school wrestlers competed in this early season tournament, with individual results as follows:

1st Place - Jonah LeFevre, Colton Valley, Gavin Geisel, Brock Beyer
2nd Place - Axel Anderson, Trenton Krueger, Vince Price
3rd Place - Logan Motquin, Chase Massart, Lance Veeser, Tucker Cornette
4th Place - Mason Motquin, Trevor Englebert, Ethan Alexander, Georgia Englebert, Zach Beyer, Hailey Veeser, Colton Krueger, Trevin Veeser, Jade Wrenn, Austin Ferron
5th Place - Jackson Krueger, Dylan Wessel

Packers Punter Vogel Plus Montravius Adams At Red Zone Tonight

By Nick Freimuth

Green Bay Packers punter Justin Vogel will join rookie defensive lineman Motravius Adams on the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone tonight on 104.1 FM WRLU. The show starts at 5:30 PM at Jim Olson Ford with the WRLU Team of the Week, Strivers Gymnastics. Our Packers players arrive at 6:00 PM. The show is free and open to the public.

Green Bay Cruises to Victory at Loyola, Improves to 8-1 on Season


The Green Bay women's basketball team displayed a total team effort as the squad locked down Loyola, 76-39, on the road to improve to 8-1 on the season.

Although the Ramblers were the first on the board on Sunday afternoon at Gentile Arena, the game was all Green Bay from the moment it tipped off. After allowing the first basket of the game, the Phoenix defense got locked in and finished off the opening period with a 23-2 run.

The Ramblers were held scoreless over the final 5:11 of the first, a timeframe that saw Green Bay score 17 unanswered points. The Ramblers had an answer for the Phoenix run early in the second, but were unable to sustain its attack and headed into halftime down 40-20.

Jessica Lindstrom secured her fourth double-double of the season by halftime, having scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 16 minutes of first-half action.

The second half saw more of the same from the Phoenix on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, outscoring the Ramblers 36-19 to pick up its eighth win of the season, 76-39, and wrap up this week's road trip with a 2-0 record.

Green Bay improves to 45-5 against the former Horizon League foe and notched its 11th-straight win over the Ramblers in the all-time series.

The 76 points scored by the Phoenix in the victory was a season best and the defense held its third opponent this year to less than 40 points.

Frankie Wurtz led the scoring efforts for Green Bay with a career-high 16 points. The guard went 6-for-10 from the field and pulled down five rebounds in 22 minutes. Karly Murphy also turned in a career-high mark in points on the afternoon, adding 14 to the Phoenix tally on a 7-for-10 effort from the field in 24 minutes.

Lindstrom finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes, and fellow senior Allie LeClaire scored 10 points, corralled four rebounds and doled out three assists in 24 minutes.

Green Bay finished with a shooting percentage above 50% for the third time this season, going 31-59 (53%) from the field while holding Loyola to just 13-51 (25%).

Like it has all season, Green Bay dominated the boards this afternoon and finished with a 44-26 advantage over the Ramblers. The Phoenix held advantages in second-chance points (13-5), bench points (23-8), points in the paint (46-12) and fast-break points (4-0).

Green Bay will have nearly a full week off before returning to the court for official action, as the team welcomes Bradley to the Kress Center on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.

Magical Comeback In Hundley's Last Start Before Rodgers' Return

By Nick Freimuth

Trailing 21-7 with 13 minutes left in the game, Packers quarterback Brett Hundley again showed his ability to rise to the occasion in orchestrating a magical comeback.  A 27-21 overtime win keeps Green Bay's playoff hopes alive at (7-6). First Energy Stadium in Cleveland was like a home away from home for the Packers. A 50/50 split of fans often got the "Go Pack Go" chant going some 540 miles away from home.


The game started well for the Packers. Hundley capped a six minute and ten second opening drive with a three-yard touchdown toss to a wide-open Jamaal Williams.


DeShone Kizer had the answer as the Browns marched down the field easily in their opening drive and found Josh Gordon on an 18-yard touchdown with 4:45 to play in the first quarter. It was Gordon's first touchdown reception since 2013 due to a spree of 52 games worth of suspensions.


Duke Johnson took a short pass from Kizer in for a nine-yard touchdown to give the winless Browns a 14-7 lead with 5:12 left to play in the second quarter.


The Browns extended their lead to 21-7 with 2:49 left in the third quarter. Corey Coleman caught a two-yard third and goal touchdown. It capped an 88-yard, nine play drive, following a broken play fourth down fail by the Packers well inside field goal range on the opposite side of the field.


Trailing by 14 points to start the fourth quarter, the Packers opened the final frame up with a touchdown scamper by Jamaal Williams form one-yard out. It was The Browns' first lead to open the fourth quarter since Christmas last year.


Needing a takeaway late in the game, Clay Matthews forced an errant throw by Kizer with less than two minutes to play that was intercepted by Josh Jones. Hundley and the Packers quickly took advantage. Hundley snuck it in from a yard away but the touchdown was overturned after review. The very next play with only :17 seconds left in the game, Hundley connected with Davante Adams to tie the game at 21.


In overtime, Green Bay lost the coin toss but forced a Browns punt. Trevor Davis then had his most clutch return of the year. His 65-yard return gave Green Bay the ball at the Cleveland 36-yard-line. In just six plays Green Bay won the game with a 25-yard touchdown to Davante Adams. It was an incredible way to cap a remarkable comeback and set the stage for Aaron Rodgers to return in Carolina next week and "Run The Table!"

Green Bay plays at Carolina next week at noon. They host Minnesota on Saturday, December 23rd at 7:30 PM. The Packers finish the season on the road on Sunday, December 31 at noon against Detroit.

Packers Prepping In Cleveland - It's COLD Here!!

By Nick Freimuth

We are just over an hour away from kickoff at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland and the Packers are Packers fans are everywhere. It will be interesting to see what the split off Cleveland Vs. Green Bay fans here today. Game time temperature will likely stay at 30 degrees but the wind chill is 18 degrees.

The stadium is a few hundred yards off Lake Erie and wind will definitely be a factor. Both teams just released their inactive players for today's game. Here is a look:



Devante Mayes
Demetri Goodson
Nick Perry
Ulrick John
Adam Pankey
Michael Clark
Chris Odom



Cody Kessler
Bryce Treggs
Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Jabrill Peppers
Danny Sheltton
Marcus Martin
Matt Lengel

Green Bay falls to Missouri in high scoring game

By Cynthia Germain


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men came on strong at the start Saturday night but came up short in the end, 77-100 against the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena.  Senior Jesperson recorded a career-high 17 points on five 3-pointers in the first half, giving hope for an upset bid. The Phoenix were unable to keep up the scoring pace in the second half, ultimately giving the Tigers its highest score total since 2012.

Both teams were busy in the first, having a combined 62 3-pointers throughout the 40 minutes of play. UWGB made a season-high in 3s in the game and is now averaging 10 3s over its last three games. The Phoenix opened up a 13-4 lead just under 3 minutes into the game, but the Tigers responded to tie the game at 21.  Missouri then took the lead and remained on top with a score of 60-40 at the half.  The second half showed an even exchange with Phoenix not gaining enough ground to overcome the Tiger's lead. Missouri shot 53 percent and  UWGB shot a season-high 41 percent from long range and went 10-for-12 from the free throw line.  The Phoenix will stay on the road, set to visit Terre Haute to face Indiana State at  6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Brewers set to do business at Winter Meetings


By Kent Berkley



Representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball Teams and their 160 minor league affiliates head to Orlando this weekend for a four-day meeting to discuss league business and conduct off-season trades and transactions.  The Milwaukee Brewers hope to make deals that will propel them into the postseason after just falling short last season.


General Manager David Stearns has made no secret that he hopes to bolster the starting pitching with a veteran that can eat innings and provide leadership.  Commentators have speculated that the Brewers may look to fill this need by trading some of their younger depth players or dipping into the free agent market for a moderately-priced, middle-of-the-rotation veteran such as Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb.




Luxemburg-Casco varsity girls upend Freedom in basketball action--Schiltz hits 1000 points


By Kent Berkley



Cassie Schiltz led Luxemburg-Casco with 23 points, while Jenna Jorgensen had 18 points and Mary Cravillion added 11 points in the 61-48 victory.  Schlitz continued her prolific scoring and recorded her 1,000th point in the home win.


(photo of Cassie Schiltz scoring her 1000 point by Ron LeCloux)




Packers Feeling The Pain At Defensive Back

By Nick Freimuth

The Packers and Browns come into this week's matchup equally injured. Green Bay shows just eight players on this week's injury report, the least they have declared in months. The Packers did move Kevin King to injured reserve this week and are still a week away from possibly activating Aaron Rodgers.


The defensive secondary is definitely the group that has been hit the hardest by injury as of late. King was replaced on the roster by Demetri Goodson. Goodson however has a hamstring injury that has kept him out of practice all week so far. Plus defensive back Quinten Rollins was placed on I.R. weeks ago.


Here is a look at the rest of the Packers injuries plus the Browns report released after practice Thursday.:




Ahmad Brooks, LB Back - Full Participation
Kenny Clark, DT Ankle - Full Participation
Quinton Dial, DT Chest / Knee - Limited Participation
Demetri Goodson, CB Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Davon House, CB Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Lucas Patrick, G Hand - Full Participation
Nick Perry, LB Foot / Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Jake Ryan, LB Neck / Illness - Full Participation



Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB Knee - Did Not Participate
Kenny Britt, WR Knee - Limited Participation
Sammie Coates, WR Knee / Ankle - Limited Participation
Shon Coleman, OL Thumb - Full Participation
Tyrone Holmes, DL Knee - Limited Participation
David Njoku, TE Wrist - Full Participation
Jabrill Peppers, DB Knee - Did Not Participate
Danny Shelton, DL Chest / Ribs - Did Not Participate

High School Hoops Thursday Night Results

By Nick Freimuth

Sturgeon Bay was a 40-36 winner over Kewaunee. The Clippers fell behind 22-16 at half time but recovered with incredible defense in the second half. The Storm managed just nine points in the second half. Big man Jared VanBramer and guard Mitchell Jackson each scored 12 points to lead the Clippers. Kewaunee had six players score in the game, none hit double digits. The Clippers were down 36-30 with approximately three minutes to play and Sturgeon Bay went on a 10-0 run to close out the game.


Southern Door beat N.E.W. Lutheran 83-61 in Green Bay last night. The Eagles leading scorers were Kyle Daoust with 25, Sam Gerend with 22 and Derik Lecaptain added 14 points in the win.


Oconto powered past Sevastopol 81-45 Thursday. The Pioneers got 13 points from Robby Pollman and 12 from Eddie Garcia in the loss. Connor Ebben scored 20 points and Isaac Woller added 18 in the win for the Blue Devils. Oconto led 48-22 at the half and controlled the action from the tip.


Algoma - 59
Gibraltar - 45


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

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Wins State Sportsmanship Award

By Nick Freimuth

The WIAA awards five team sportsmanship awards each fall. Sturgeon Bay Soccer has again found themselves in this year's list. The Clippers not only had a great season finishing second in the state in Division 4 but they did it with class. The award is not division specific and one school receives the award per sport.


Madison West was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award in boys soccer. Sturgeon Bay joined Amery, McDonell Central Catholic/Regis and New Richmond in the category of honorable mention recognition. Congratulations to the Clippers and Head Coach Todd Maas.

Kevin King's Sensational Rookie Year Over

By Nick Freimuth

Green Bay's number one defensive back this season has been a rookie. A second round draft pick out of Washington, Kevin King, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after battling through a shoulder injury that had hi hopping in and out of the lineup for the last several weeks. To King's credit he tried to play through the injury. Something Packers fans saw Martellus Bennett try to avoid.


The move allowed Green Bay to activate corner back Demetri Goodson off the reserve/physically unable to perform list.


No. 23/25 Green Bay Hangs Tough at Dayton to Move to 7-1 on Season



Jessica Lindstrom turned in one of the most impressive performances of her Phoenix career this afternoon when the team took the floor at UD Arena against Dayton, scoring a career-high 29 points and pulling down 17 rebounds as No. 23/25 Green Bay ended a 10-game home winning streak for the Flyers, 75-64. The senior also became the 36th member in program history to score 1,000 points in their career.
Green Bay (7-1) never trailed in the contest, but that doesn't mean Dayton (5-3) didn't give the Phoenix a fight in front of the 8,416 fans in attendance. The Flyers are the fifth team the Phoenix has taken the floor against this season that competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Green Bay began pulling away in the second quarter, outscoring Dayton 24-15, and headed to the locker room with a 40-27 lead. Lindstrom had already scored 21 points and collected six rebounds as the Phoenix stepped off the court for halftime.
A pair of free throws at the 7:43 mark of the third quarter brought Lindstrom's career total to 1,000 points and within one of her career high entering the game.


Green Bay headed to the fourth quarter with a 56-38 lead, but Dayton did not just go away quietly. The Flyers fought back and pulled within 10 points, 65-55, with 2:07 left to play. A clutch triple from Allie LeClaire pushed the Phoenix lead back up to 13 but did not slow Dayton's attack.
The closest Dayton would come would be eight points, 72-64, with 14 seconds on the clock as Green Bay started to head to the line for free throws. The Phoenix went on to seal the win at the charity stripe, 75-64, and defeat its fourth 2017 NCAA Tournament participant this season.
Lindstrom's career-high 29 points came on a 9-of-14 effort from the field combined with a 5-of-9 mark from beyond the arc. The forward also tied her career high with 17 rebounds and moved into seventh place on Green Bay's all-time rebounding list with 756 in her career. Allie LeClaire finished the game with 14 points and five rebounds in 36 minutes.
Frankie Wurtz joined Lindstrom and LeClaire with double-digit production, scoring a career-high 12 points in 27 minutes.
Green Bay finished the game shooting 49% (26-53) while holding Dayton to 37% (19-51) from the field. The Flyers are just the second team this season to surpass the 60-point mark against the Phoenix defense.
The Phoenix dominated the game in the paint, outscoring the Flyers 38-10 inside. Green Bay owned advantages in second-chance points (7-2), fast-break points (8-6) and bench points (9-3).
Green Bay will shift its focus to its next matchup with former Horizon League foe Loyola at Gentile Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Bains' Late Score Gives Green Bay 59-57 Comeback Win Over Eastern Illinois



Sukhjot Bains chose the perfect moment for his career-high 10 points, scoring a driving layup with 17.5 seconds left to give Green Bay the 59-57 comeback victory over Eastern Illinois at the Resch Center on Wednesday night. The Phoenix (3-4) didn't get its first lead in the second half until that game-winner by Bains, and trailed by as many as 18 points to the visiting Panthers (2-6).

With Green Bay trailing 57-51, senior Khalil Small buried a big 3-pointer, which answered the 3-pointer made by EIU the possession prior. Following Small's 3 to bring the score to 57-54, Bains stole the ball and dished it ahead. Seven seconds later, David Jesperson found Bains at the top of the key for a 3, which the junior buried to tie the game.

The ensuing possession, the GB defense forced a tough 3, which missed off the back of the rim. Bains' game-winner would follow nearly 30 seconds later.

Small led all scorers with 20 points, a new season-high, recording his 7thgame in 7 trys in double-figures. Small also grabbed 4 rebounds and went 8-for-10 from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
The Panthers were seemingly in control the entire night, and led by  13 points with 8:30 left to play. The Phoenix defense then locked in down the stretch, switching from a tough zone to man-to-man, and allowed EIU to score just 3 points (on one made 3-pointer) the final 6:16 of the game.

EIU went on runs of 21-2 and 11-0 at various points of the game, but GB used the most timely run of all, a 12-3 run to end the game.

TJ Parham added 8 points and 5 assists, while Hunter Crist finished with 7 points. GB attempted its fewest number of free throws all year, walking to the charity stripe just four times and making two.

GB finished with 13 assists in the game, its highest total in a D1 game this season.

The 18 points overcome to win are the most points overcome since the team's 80-71 win over NKU last year on Jan. 10, when GB trailed by as many as 15 points against the visiting Norse.

EIU was led by Montell Goodwin, who finished with a team-high 19 points.

The Phoenix will hit the road for a tough two-game swing, visiting Missouri on Saturday (Dec. 9) and Indiana State next Tuesday (Dec. 12). Tip-off on Saturday night in Columbia will be a late 8 p.m. CT, with the game being televised live on the SEC Network.

Packers Must Win Sunday In Cleveland

By Nick Freimuth

At (6-6) the Green Bay Packers are still in the playoff hunt.  The division has already been secured by the Minnesota Vikings, but a Wild Card is still possible. Green Bay needs some help and will likely need to win out and finish (10-6). It may be difficult but Packers fans will need to root for Minnesota and Philadelphia to run the table. If each team wins out Green Bay will have a much better chance of making the post season. The Packers cannot surpass either team as they sit comfortably at (10-2).


It would also help the Packers if New Orleans (9-3) and the L.A. Rams (9-3) keep on winning. The Packers need a little help from either the Carolina Panthers (8-4) or Seattle Seahawks (8-4). Green Bay has the tie breaker with Seattle having beaten them in the season opener 17-9 on September 10th. Green Bay could own the tie breaker with Carolina too if the can knock off the Panthers next Sunday.


Atlanta is a bigger thorn in Green Bay's side right now. The Falcons beat Green Bay in week two 34-23, thus hold the advantage in playoff seeding. At (7-5) Atlanta would also need to lose two of the remaining four games and see Green Bay win out.


Aaron Rodgers will return to quarterback the Pack starting next week in Carolina. The return of arguably the best quarterback in the NFL will give Green Bay a golden opportunity to "run the table" for the second year in a row. If the Rodgers led Packers can catch fire, they will be a Wild Card team no one will want to face in week one of the post season.


The road to the playoffs is winding. While it may still be mathematically possible, a little luck will have to work in Green Bay's favor too. It starts with a must win for Brett Hundley and the Green Bay Packers at noon Sunday from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland against the (0-12) Browns.

Varsity Girls Basketball Tuesday Night Results

By Nick Freimuth

The Sturgeon Bay varsity girls basketball lost an overtime thriller to Oconto last night 55-48. Andy Rockendorf led the Clippers with 14 points. Hailey DeGrave scored 13 points in the loss.


Algoma eased past N.E.W. Lutheran 71-44. MaKayla Guilette scored a game-high 26 points in the performance of the night in the Packerland Conference. Lucy Wiese added 12 points in the victory. Algoma also saw nine other players score in the win. Mikala Perino and Abbey Czaja each scored 11 points for the Blazers in the loss.


The Southern Door girls moved to (4-0) with an impressive 54-27 win over Peshtigo.


Luxemburg-Casco was a 58-56 winner over Little Chute.


Door County YMCA Volleyball League Standings


By Nick Freimuth

The 2018-2018 Door County YMCA Adult Volleyball League completed week four of competition Monday night and the standings are starting to show separation already. The A and B League each has a team atop the standings at (9-3).  Teams will return to action next Monday for week five action. Here is a look at league standings  and week four results provided by league commissioner Tyler Powell:






Door County Fire Co. defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-5; 15-4; 15-7)

Music Masters DJ's defeated The Caffeinators 3-0 (15-5; 15-5; 15-7)

Olson Dental defeated Some Spike It Hot 2-1 (15-10; 7-15; 16-15)

Nicolet Beach Concessions – Bye Week



Music Masters DJs                       9-3

Door County Fire Co.                     7-5

Nicolet Beach Concessions            6-3

Some Spike It Hot                               6-3

Boom Town                                        4-5

Olson Dental                              3-6

The Caffeinators                         1-11




Bull Pen defeated The Try-Hards 3-0 (16-14; 15-0; 15-8)

Brick Lot 1 defeated Brick Lot 2 2-1 (15-11; 16-14; 8-15)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bay Ship Sharks 2-1 (13-15; 15-9; 15-11)

Redroom defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (15-13; 15-0; 12-15)



Redroom                             9-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                7-5

Bull Pen                             7-5

Brick Lot 1                          6-6

Peninsula Podiatry                6-6

Brick Lot 2                          6-6

Bay Ship Sharks                  4-8

Try-Hards                           3-9


Packers Sign New Tight End To Wear #80


By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers signed tight end Robert Tonyan to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.


Tonyan, a 6-foot-5, 237-pound rookie out of Indiana State, originally signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 12, but was released on Sept. 2. After switching from quarterback to wide receiver during the 2014 season, he went on to record 150 receptions for 2,047 yards (13.6 avg.) and 20 touchdowns. As a senior, Tonyan set a single-season school record with 10 TD receptions. He will wear No. 80 for the Packers.

Southern Door The Lone (3-0) Team In Packerland Conference Girls Basketball

By Nick Freimuth

The Southern Door varsity girls basketball team is the lone Packerland Conference team with a (3-0) conference record. Nearly two weeks into the conference schedule and the Eagles are have three conference victories. Gibraltar and Peshtigo are also still undefeated but have only played two games. Packerland Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz released the standings yesterday. Here is a look at how the teams stack up:




DECEMBER 4, 2017


SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          3                      0

Gibraltar                                    2                      0

Peshtigo                                    2                      0

Kewaunee                                 2                      1

NEW Lutheran                          2                      1

Oconto                                       1                      2

Algoma                                      0                      2

Sevastopol                                0                      3

Sturgeon Bay                0                      3

Packerland Conference Boys Basketball Standings

By Nick Freimuth

The first Packerland Conference boys basketball standings have been released by Commissioner Mike Holtz. The season is officially underway and each team has one conference game under their belts. Most teams have two games this week so the standings next week will look much different. Here is how the teams stack up after the first week of conference play:


SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

NEW Lutheran                           1                      0

Oconto                                        1                      0

Southern Door                           1                      0

Sturgeon Bay                 1                      0

Algoma                                       0                      0

Gibraltar                                     0                      1

Kewaunee                                  0                      1

Peshtigo                                     0                      1

Sevastopol                                 0                      1

DC Swim Team Packs Red Zone To Meet Hundley & Spriggs

By Nick Freimuth

The largest WRLU Team of the Week packed Jim Olson Motors Monday night for the Red Zone on 104.1 FM WRLU. The DCY Swim Team consisting of 138 team members were honored for their incredible efforts at last weekend's Green Bay meet. A majority of the team was on hand for the weekly Packers talk show and each and every swimmer got on the radio.


Packers Brett Hundley signed countless autographs, posed for pictures and answered questions from the DCY Swim Team. The show airs Mondays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM on 104.1 FM WRLU and is also video cast on FaceBook LIVE.


If you would like to nominate a team for WRLU Team of the Week email Your team could be on the show as soon as next week.

Brinkman & Zuehlke Named Best Lifters Of Regional Meet


By John Vercauteren

The Sturgeon Bay Power Lifting Team participated in the first regional meet of the year with 14 lifters competing and 11 placing in the top five of their weight classes. Six Clippers qualifiers for state, including three weight class winners and the male and female best lifters of the meet.


State qualifiers included:

Yadira Ortiz in the 97lb class with a 135lb squat, 70lb bench and 170lb deadlift

Brenna Zuehlke in the 165lb class with a 275lb squat, 160lb bench and a 315lb deadlift

Delaney Shortreed in the 198+ class with a 205lb squat, 110lb bench, and 290lb deadlift.

Luke Brinkman in the 198lb class with a 450lb squat, 260lb bench and a 535lb deadlift

Nathan LeRoy in the 275lb class with a 455lb squat, 260lb bench, and 480lb deadlift.

Andrew Burkart in the 275+ class with a 330 squat, 250 bench and 440lb final deadlift to send him to state.

Luke Brinkman and Brenna Zuehlke won best male and female lifters of the meet.

Badgers To Play Miami In Orange Bowl

By Nick Freimuth

Miami will have a home game for the 2017 Orange Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers. Set for December 30, the sixth ranked Badgers will take on the 11th ranked Hurricane at 7:00 PM. It will be Wisconsin's first-ever trip to the Orange Bowl.  ESPN will air the game from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.


Wisconsin came up one win short of appearing in the College Football Playoffs. A 27-21 loss did UW in last Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship.  A win in the Orange Bowl would give Wisconsin a record 13-win season and mark the second straight years they won a BCS Major Bowl game.

Packers Defense Carries Packers To Overtime Win


By Nick Freimuth

The Packers recorded the second most sacks in a single game in team history Sunday (seven) to lead Green Bay to a 26-20 overtime win over Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers lost the toss in the extra period giving the home team the first possession of overtime. Brett Hundley conducted his best possession of the game leading the Packers to an eight play 72-yard drive capped by a 20-yard Aaron Jones rushing touchdown. It was Jones first carry of the ball game.



Jamaal Williams eclipsed 100 yards rushing plus Hundley added a career high 66 yards rushing for Hundley. The defense carried the team Sunday however. Green Bay's seven sacks was only bested in 2004 when the Packers tallied eight sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles.



The highlight of the game was when Dean Lowry returned a fumble for a 62-yard touchdown and made his first career Lambeau Leap giving the Packers a ten-point lead in the second quarter.


The win keeps the Packers in the playoff conversation. At (6-6) Green Bay is a game back of the Falcons and a game and a half behind the Seahawks before their game Sunday night in the Wild Card chase.



Green Bay travels to Cleveland for a noon kickoff next Sunday against the league's worst team in the winless Browns.

Brett Hundley & Jason Spriggs At Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Monday Night

By Nick Freimuth

Green Bay Packers Brett Hundley and Jason Spriggs 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 DCY Swim Team has been selected as this week's special guests.

The youth swim team will be interviewed between 5:30 – 6:00 PM. Then the final hour of the show will feature the starting quarterback and starting right tackle 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.

Door County Varsity Swim Co-Op Gets Season Underway

By Nick Freimuth

Door County's varsity boys swim team consisting of Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol started off their regular season with a fourth place finish at the Plymouth Invitational this weekend. Competing against eight other schools, the co-op took first in six events. Numbers for this years team are very low. The squad features incredible quality but lacks quantity.


The meet was highlighted by Sevastopol senior Max McHugh. He set new pool records in the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke.He also swam on the first place 200 Medley Relay consisting of DJ Reichel, McHugh, Brock Aune, and Luke Bousley. Max McHugh also anchored teh first place finishing 200 Free Relay consisting also of Bousley, Evan Smith and Brock Aune.


Other top finishers included:


Evan Smith first place in 200 Free.

Luke Bousley second place in 200 IM.

In the 50 Free, DJ Reichel was 5th, Will Albertson was 19th and Ian Bartz was 30th.

Brock Aune finished first in the 100 Fly.

In the 100 Free, Luke Bousley took 2nd, Kekoa Bicoy took 26th and Ian Bartz was 31st.

In the 500 Free Evan Smith finished 6th.

In the 100 Back DJ Reichel took 3rd, and Kekoa Bicoy took 18th.

The 100 Breaststroke saw Brock Aune finish 2nd and Will Albertson 7th behind McHugh.

In  the 400 Free Relay DJ Reichel, Evan Smith, Will Albertson, and Kekoa Bicoy finished 10th.

Badgers fall to Buckeyes but stand tall

By Cynthia Germain

It was a heartbreaking loss on Saturday as the Wisconsin Badgers fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes, 27-21.  The Badgers went into the game unbeaten in the Big Ten, although previously criticized for having a weak schedule.  The Buckeyes were on the board in the first quarter after an interception as Hornibrook was targeting Fumagalli in the end zone following a signature drive.  Wisconsin responded with a touchdown in the final minutes of the first quarter by Van Ginkel's interception as the Buckeyes were deep in Badger territory.  The tie was broken still in the first quarter as Ohio drove down for another touchdown.  The second quarter showed the defense faltering, with Campbell's 78-yard run leading to another Buckeyes touchdown.  The Badgers were only able to get a field goal by the end of the half.

The second half slowed a bit with each team scoring field goals in the third quarter.  The Badgers offense finally broke through early in the fourth with a 52-yard drive followed by James' 1-yard touchdown.  A 2-point conversion pass to Fumagalli, after a 10-minute delay to repair the field after the turf seams separated, cut the deficit to 24-21.  The Buckeyes' next drive led to a  short field goal, and the Badgers could not rally on their final two possessions to save their perfect season. UW now awaits Sunday's bowl announcements for its next game destination.

Southern Door dispatches Kewaunee in boys basketball


By Kent Berkley



The Southern Door boys basketball team beat Kewaunee 77-50 in varsity action last night.  Kyle Daoust was virtually unstoppable for Southern Door as he poured in 35 points.   Sam LeCaptain led Kewaunee with 16 points in a losing effort.



Milwaukee Brewers submit response to Ohtani questionnaire


By Kent Berkley




The Milwaukee Brewers submitted their responses to questions posed by the player known as the Japanese Babe Ruth.  The Brewers are making their best case in an attempt to lure the two-way player to Milwaukee.  Shohei Ohtani is said to have the power of Hank Aaron and the fastball of Nolan Ryan.  Ohtani intends to be the first player in decades to be a regular player in Major League baseball as a pitcher and everyday hitter.

Sturgeon Bay boys handle Gibraltar in Packerland basketball


By Kent Berkley


Sturgeon Bay defeated Gibraltar 63-49 on Friday.  Jared Van Bramer finished with 16 points for the Clippers in the win.  Nathan Ewaskowitz scored a dozen and was the leading scorer for Gibraltar.



Packers Play Some Of Their Best Ball In December Historically


By Green Bay Packers

Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has won 10 of the 12 games it has played in December, including four in a row. The Packers' 10 December wins since 2014 and .833 winning percentage both rank No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1, .917). Green Bay joined New England and Pittsburgh as the only teams in the NFL to go 4-0 in December last season.


The Packers averaged 31.8 points per game in December 2016, ranking No. 3 in the NFL behind the Atlanta Falcons (36.0) and Arizona Cardinals (32.3). Green Bay ranked No. 3 in the NFL in point differential (plus-52) last December (Atlanta, plus-72 / New England, plus-74).


Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 33-13 (.717) in the month of December, No. 2 in the NFL behind New England, 41-7 (.854). Green Bay is 21-3 (.875) at home in the month of December under McCarthy, tied for No. 1 in the NFL (New England) since 2006.


Sunday marks Tampa Bay's first December trip to Lambeau since 2000, a 17-14 overtime victory by Green Bay on December 24. The Packers have registered a takeaway in 10 of 11 games this season, including each of the last nine. Green Bay is tied for No. 1 in the NFL in games with at least one takeaway this season. Green Bay has won the turnover battle in six of the last eight games, recording a turnover margin of plus-seven over that span.

Packers & Buccaneers Equally Banged Up

By Nick Freimuth

The Packers star quarterback will not be eligible to return for two more weeks. Aaron Rodgers continues to impress with his recovery and appears to be on track to return against the Carolina Panthers. Rodgers does not appear on the weekly in jury report nor does any other player placed on injured reserve. The Packers listed 11 players on their weekly report.


Sunday's opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have 12 players on their injury report. They list four of their biggest stars as well.  Quarterback Jameis Winston is expected to make his return to the starting lineup Sunday at Lambeau Field. Here is a look at each team's report following practice Thursday:




Ahmad Brooks, LB Back - Limited Participation
Morgan Burnett, S Groin - Full Participation
Kenny Clark, DT Ankle - Limited Participation
Quinton Dial, DT Chest - Limited Participation
Aaron Jones, RB Knee - Limited Participation
Kevin King, CB Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Clay Matthews, LB Groin - Limited Participation
Ty Montgomery, RB Ribs / Wrist - Did Not Participate
Lucas Patrick, G Hand - Full Participation
Nick Perry, LB Foot - Limited Participation
Damarious Randall, CB Knee - Limited Participation


Robert Ayers, DE Concussion - Did Not Participate
Cameron Brate, TE Hip - Limited Participation
Vernon Hargreaves, CB Hamstring - Did Not Participate
DeSean Jackson, WR Foot - Limited Participation
Doug Martin, RB Concussion - Did Not Participate
Robert McClain, CB Shoulder - Full Participation
Gerald McCoy, DT Shoulder - Full Participation
Clinton McDonald, DT Back - Did Not Participate
Josh Robinson, S Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Evan Smith, OL Concussion - Full Participation
T.J. Ward, S Concussion - Did Not Participate
Jameis Winston, QB Right Shoulder - Full Participation

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