Sports Archives for 2018-01

Local Hunter Education Class Enrollment This Saturday Only

By Chris Kratcha

 

Department of Natural Resources Certified Hunter Education Instructors and Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha invite all individuals interested in hunter and firearm safety to enroll in upcoming Wisconsin hunter education courses being offered in Sturgeon Bay.  Those taking the hunter education course will also have the option of taking an add-on bow hunter education course.  Classes begin the end of February and the beginning of March. The cost of course is $10 per student.

Enrollment for the classes is being held one day only:

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Howie's Tackle, located at 1309 Green Bay Rd (Hwy 42/57), in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1973 must have completed a hunter education course and show the certificate to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin unless they will be hunting under the hunting mentorship program. A young person who completes the hunter education course and receives a certificate is eligible to hunt and use legal rifles and shotguns without supervision beginning at age 14 and eligible to participate in these same activities with supervision at age 12.

Anyone of any age can take the class.  However, students are encouraged to wait until they turn 12 within 6 months of completion of the course before taking it. Students with special needs must contact the instructor at least two weeks in advance of the course to request special accommodations.

Hunter education graduates receive a certificate that is accepted in every state, Canadian Province, and Mexico. For Wisconsin residents, a first time graduate may use the Wisconsin Hunter Education certificate in lieu of a small game hunting license from the date of issuance until March 31 of the following year.

The hunter education course instills in students the knowledge and skill to be a responsible and safe hunter. Students learn how hunting accidents are caused and how they can be prevented. Hunter responsibility and safety are stressed throughout the classes, which consist of lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, practical exercises, and individual study and activity assignments.

Courtney Renard Hired As New Head Coach Of Southern Door Varsity Softball


By Nick Freimuth


The all-time leader in strikeouts and owner of every pitching record know to man at Southern Door High School is the new head coach of the Eagles' varsity softball program. Courtney Wautier is the name you will see atop all the school record boards. Now Courtney (Wautier) Renard is set to turn her high school and college softball success into a state appearance as a coach.

 

After a four-year pitching career at UW-Oshkosh where Wautier plastered her name throughout the record books for the Titans, Wautier married her high school sweetheart Cody Renard. She then landed a teaching job in her home school district and quickly landed a job on the coaching staff. After two years assisting Pat Delcore it was announced Monday night that Renard will be the new 'Leader of the Eagles."

 

Pat Delcore was coach of Southern Door Softball for 15 years and had incredible success with the program. Renard said he is absoulutely amazing with situational softball and she learned a lot from him over the years.

 

To listen to Courtney's appearance on the 104.1 FM WRLU Morning Show click on the audio links below:

 

High School Boys Basketball Results


By Nick Freimuth


The top two teams in Packerland Conference boys basketball squared off Tuesday night in Oconto. The Blue Devils pushed the Eagles to the limit but Southern Door buckled down when it counted most and closed out a 77-71 road victory.  Sam Gerend scored 21 points, Kyle Daoust and Derik LeCaptain each scored 15 points and Ryan Claflin added 14 points in the win. Carson Moe led Oconto with 16 and teammate Connor Ebben added 14 in the loss.

 

Oconto's loss puts Sturgeon Bay back in second place after a 59-43 win over NEW Lutheran. Carson Talbert led the Clippers with 13 points, Mitchell Jackson added 11 points and Jared Van Bramer scored 10 points in the win. Samuel Meerstein led the Blazers with 15 points.

 

Sevastopol was blown out by Peshtigo 81-35. The Pioneers were unable to get a player into double digits for scoring. Peshtigo had four players eclipse ten points in the game.

 

Gibraltar came out hot in a non-conference game against Manawa and led 35-34 at half time. The Vikings pace slowed significantly in the second half as the Wolves ran away with the game 73-56. Ryan Kropuenske scored a team high 14 points for Gibraltar. Ryan Murphy added 12 points and Evan Henry scored 10 points in the loss.

 

Leaders Of The Packerland Fall Hard To Shiocton


By Nick Freimuth


Southern Door struggled against Shiocton Tuesday night in a non-conference varsity girls basketball game. The Eagles trailed by nine at half and lost 52-41 in Shiocton last night. Gabby Atkins was the only Eagles player to get in a rhythm Tuesday. Her 13 points was six points better than the next leading scorer.

 

The Eagles shot very well from the free throw line adding 15 points from the charity strip. Southern Door's defense could not stop Tina Ull. She had 20 points in a dominant effort for Shiocton.

 

Sturgeon Bay also lost last night to Oconto 71-46. Hailey Degrave had a career high 16 points for the Clippers.

Door County YMCA Volleyball Week Nine Results

By Tyler Powell

 

Jockeying for position in the Door County YMCA Volleyball League continued Monday night as week nine played out. The A League has four teams separated by just three games. The B League has a clear front runner but a log jam throughout the rest of the standings. Here is a look at this week's results and current standings.

 

A LEAGUE:

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Olson Dental 3-0 (15-4; 15-2; 15-10)

Door County Fire Co. defeated The Caffeinators 3-0 (15-9; 15-11; 15-4)

Music Masters DJ's defeated Some Spike It Hot 2-1 (15-3; 14-16; 15-8)

Boom Town – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     19-5

Nicolet Beach Concessions            18-6

Music Masters DJs                       17-7

Some Spike It Hot                               13-8

Olson Dental                              5-19

Boom Town                                        5-16

The Caffeinators                         4-20

 

 

B LEAGUE:

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Peninsula Podiatry 3-0 (15-9; 15-5; 15-11)

Redroom defeated Bay Ship Sharks 3-0 (15-7; 15-5; 15-3)

Brick Lot 1 defeated Bull Pen 2-1 (14-16; 15-9; 15-7)

The Try-Hards defeated Brick Lot 2 2-1 (15-7; 4-15; 15-3)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             24-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                17-10

Peninsula Podiatry                13-14

Brick Lot 1                          13-14

Bull Pen                             11-16

Brick Lot 2                          11-16

Try-Hards                           11-16

Bay Ship Sharks                  8-19

Luxemburg-Casco Vs. Denmark & Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Wrestling Results


By Paul Schmitt


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan wrestlers came away victorious against the Denmark Vikings Tuesday night in Northeastern Conference wrestling with a 47-24 win.   The results are posted below:

 

126: Bryce Bosman (LUCA) over Raul Becerra (DENM) (Fall 1:36)
132: Nathan Ronsman (LUCA) over Ethan Schwartz (DENM) (Dec 5-3)
138: Cameron Lemmens (LUCA) over Tyler Sekora (DENM) (Fall 0:49)
145: Colton Worachek (LUCA) over Reece Piontek (DENM) (MD 14-0)
152: Devan Vandenbush (LUCA) over Jedd Shefchik (DENM) (Fall 2:57)
160: Reece Worachek (LUCA) over Wyatt Gezella (DENM) (Dec 7-1)
170: Jacob Zellner (LUCA) over Vinnie Wertel (DENM) (Dec 5-3)
182: Ryan Polomis (DENM) over   (LUCA) (For.)
195: Dakota Robinson (LUCA) over Riley Ullmer (DENM) (Fall 1:49)
220: Nate Lloyd (LUCA) over Bradyn Polomis (DENM) (MD 9-1)
285: Josh Frerk (DENM) over Kyle Kroll (LUCA) (Fall 2:23)
106: Brady Stencil (DENM) over Clay Kollross (LUCA) (Fall 0:59)
113: Lucas Joniaux (LUCA) over Matt Degreef-Taicher (DENM) (Fall 2:00)
120: Cole Tenor (DENM) over Parker Coppens (LUCA) (Fall 3:24)

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestled at Shawano Community High School Tuesday night. The Door County co-op fell __-__. Here is a look at wrestling results provided by Coach Trevor Hasenjager.

106: Wyatt  Brandt  (SHCO) over   (STBA) (For.)
113: Andrew  Christian  (SHCO) over Ben Denamur (STBA) (Dec 11-6)
120: Colten  Herm  (SHCO) over Wyatt Coburn (STBA) (Fall 2:18)
126: Peyton Hurth (STBA) over Reef  Anthony  (SHCO) (Dec 5-2) 138: Ben  Carroll  (SHCO) over Ezra Haight (STBA) (Dec 10-4) 138:
145: Gage  Timm (SHCO) over Triston Beauchamp (STBA) (Fall 2:52)
152: Alex  Sumnicht (SHCO) over Bruce Anschutz (STBA) (MD 11-1)
160: Elijah Heimbecher (STBA) over Jerald  Raeder (SHCO) (Dec 4-3)
170: Sam  Tourtilott  (SHCO) over   (STBA) (For.)
182: Jeremy Jorns (STBA) over Crede  Timm (SHCO) (Fall 4:51)
195: Luke Brinkman (STBA) over Dominick Blake (SHCO) (SV-1 8-6)
220: Trevor Wilke (STBA) over Keith  Tourtillott (SHCO) (Dec 11-10)
285: Nick  Kohn (SHCO) over Nicholas West (STBA) (Fall 1:13)

Kewaunee collects 505 items, victory over Algoma in mitten toss game on 104.1 WRLU


By Eric Fischer


In a game that lived up to the title "War on the Shore", Kewaunee was able to outlast Algoma, with the Storm winning 57-55.  In a see-saw battle, when it seemed the Storm were on pace to seal the victory, Algoma would quietly battle back, even taking the lead in some big moments late in the game.  However, Kewaunee would take a 4 point lead with 28 seconds left and not look back.  Kewaunee was led by senior Cody Bultman, who came in averaging just under 4 points per contest went off for a team-high 21 points. Both before and after the game, Coach Luke Neitzel praised the senior for his efforts on both ends, mentioning it's his defense and hustle Bultman is usually known for and scoring is just a bonus.   Fellow senior Sam LeCaptain also chipped in 13 points for the Storm.  In the losing effort, Algoma senior Aidan Wallace led all scorers with 24 points, splitting his scoring evenly, with 12 in each half.  Zach Schmidt would also add 12 for the Wolves.

 

Even with both teams battling on the floor, the two communities would join together for the annual Mitten Toss game, benefitting Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.  505 items were collected for kids in need of winter clothing.

Kewaunee Leads Packerland Conference Wrestling Standings











By Nick Freimuth















The Kewaunee Storm are the lone undefeated varsity wrestling team in the Packerland Conference. At (2-0) they still have some work to do but have jumped out to an early lead in the race for the conference title. The Storm is the only team to wrestle just two duels. They will host Southern Door Friday night in a match called live on 104.1 Fm WRLU. Here is a look at conference standing as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                              2                        0                       0


Peshtigo                                                 2                         1                       0


Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol                   2                         1                       0


Southern Door                                      1                         2                       0


Oconto                                                    0                        3                       0












Packerland Conference Boys Basketball Standings











By Nick Freimuth















Local varsity basketball teams will enter the final month of the regular season this week and the Packerland Conference boys basketball standings are extremely tight. Southern Door, Oconto and Sturgeon Bay seem to be battling for the conference crown in these final weeks of conference play. The undefeated Eagles are certainly the favorites but the Blue Devils and Clippers are excited to show the rest of the conference how much they have improved since the beginning of the season. Here is a look at conference standings provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          9                      0

Oconto                                        9                      1

Sturgeon Bay                             7                      2

Peshtigo                                     5                       4

Kewaunee                                  4                       5

NEW Lutheran                         3                       6

Algoma                                       3                       6

Gibraltar                                    1                        8

Sevastopol                                 0                       9










Southern Door Girls Expands Lead Atop Packerland Conference











By Nick Freimuth















Southern Door now leads the Packerland Conference by two games after beating Peshtigo 41-31 on the road Monday night. The Eagles benefited from Gibraltar topping Kewaunee and an important win away from home.

Meghan La Crosse led the Eagles with 12 points. Grace LeGrave and Tehya Bertrand each added seven points in the win. The Eagles defense played exceptionally well allowing only five Peshtigo players to score in the game. Not a single opposing player scored double digits.

Algoma edged NEW Lutheran 56-37 behind 18 points from Makayla Guilette and 10 points from Hanna Wiese. The Wolves are now just one game back of Kewaunee in the conference standings.










Kewaunee battles Algoma and the cold in Mitten Toss matchup on 104.1 WRLU











By Tim Kowols















The rivalry aptly named the "war on the shore," the fanbases of the Kewaunee and Algoma boy's basketball teams will also battle against the cold in Tuesday's Mitten Toss game on 104.1 WRLU.

The Storm (5-10, 4-5) and the Wolves (3-11, 3-6) enter the matchup with very similar records and struggles to get the offense going in the first half.  Kewaunee's Ryan Carmichael and Alex Hewett lead the way offensively with both players averaging just above 10 points a contest, but Algoma's Aidan Wallace outpaces both with an average of 15 points a game, good for sixth place in the Packerland Conference. The Storm has been particularly pesky on defense with 5 different players in the top 12 for steals.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to throw out onto the court during halftime to benefit Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, an organization created by Kewaunee alumna Paige Kassner.

Eric Fischer and Tim Kowols will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pre-game show and opening tip at 7:30 p.m. You can also catch the action streaming on DoorCountyDailyNews.com and Facebook Live.










Door County Co-Op Swim Team Making Waves







By Nick Freimuth















The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door co-op varsity swim team finished fifth out of 20 teams Saturday at the Plymouth Invitational.

The team consists of just seven swimmers including McHugh, Brock Aune, Evan Smith, Luke Bousley, Will Albertson, Kekoa Bicoy, and Ian Bartz. Finishing fifth place out of 20 teams at an invitational is incredible with their lack of numbers.

Bousley, McHugh, Aune, and Smith finished second in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.52, and that was followed by Evan Smith finishing 10th in the 200 Freestyle with a best time of 1:57.94.

Brock Aune was up next in the 200 IM and finished 8th in 2:06.19. In the 50 Free Max McHugh won the event in a time of 20.86, joining him in that event was Bousley with a time of 24.65 for 18th place and Ian Bartz finishing in 55th.

The next event was the 100 Butterfly and Bousley finished in 12th place while Aune took home third place in the 100 Free and Albertson 36th.

The 200 Freestyle Relay saw the team finish in first place with a time of 1:31.07. Evan Smith then brought home 14th in the 100 Backstroke.

Max McHugh then set a new pool record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 53.71. Next up for the team is the Conference Meet at Two Rivers on Saturday.






Kewaunee Leads Packerland Conference Wrestling Standings


By Nick Freimuth


The Kewaunee Storm are the lone undefeated varsity wrestling team in the Packerland Conference. At (2-0) they still have some work to do but have jumped out to an early lead in the race for the conference title. The Storm is the only team to wrestle just two duels. They will host Southern Door Friday night in a match called live on 104.1 Fm WRLU. Here is a look at conference standing as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                              2                      0                      0

Peshtigo                                                 2                      1                      0

Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol                    2                      1                      0

Southern Door                                       1                      2                      0

Oconto                                                    0                      3                      0

Packerland Conference Boys Basketball Standings


By Nick Freimuth


Local varsity basketball teams will enter the final month of the regular season this week and the Packerland Conference boys basketball standings are extremely tight. Southern Door, Oconto and Sturgeon Bay seem to be battling for the conference crown in these final weeks of conference play. The undefeated Eagles are certainly the favorites but the Blue Devils and Clippers are excited to show the rest of the conference how much they have improved since the beginning of the season. Here is a look at conference standings provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           9                      0

Oconto                                        9                      1

Sturgeon Bay                             7                      2

Peshtigo                                     5                      4

Kewaunee                                  4                      5

NEW Lutheran                           3                      6

Algoma                                       3                      6

Gibraltar                                     1                      8

Sevastopol                                 0                      9

Southern Door Girls Expands Lead Atop Packerland Conference


By Nick Freimuth


Southern Door now leads the Packerland Conference by two games after beating Peshtigo 41-31 on the road Monday night. The Eagles benefited from Gibraltar topping Kewaunee and an important win away from home.

 

Meghan La Crosse led the Eagles with 12 points. Grace LeGrave and Tehya Bertrand each added seven points in the win. The Eagles defense played exceptionally well allowing only five Peshtigo players to score in the game. Not a single opposing player scored double digits.

 

Algoma edged NEW Lutheran 56-37 behind 18 points from Makayla Guilette and 10 points from Hanna Wiese. The Wolves are now just one game back of Kewaunee in the conference standings.

Kewaunee battles Algoma and the cold in Mitten Toss matchup on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


The rivalry aptly named the "war on the shore," the fanbases of the Kewaunee and Algoma boy's basketball teams will also battle against the cold in Tuesday's Mitten Toss game on 104.1 WRLU.

 

The Storm (5-10, 4-5) and the Wolves (3-11, 3-6) enter the matchup with very similar records and struggles to get the offense going in the first half.  Kewaunee's Ryan Carmichael and Alex Hewett lead the way offensively with both players averaging just above 10 points a contest, but Algoma's Aidan Wallace outpaces both with an average of 15 points a game, good for sixth place in the Packerland Conference. The Storm has been particularly pesky on defense with 5 different players in the top 12 for steals.

 

Fans attending the game are encouraged to bring hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to throw out onto the court during halftime to benefit Warm Hands, Warm Hearts, an organization created by Kewaunee alumna Paige Kassner.

 

Eric Fischer and Tim Kowols will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pre-game show and opening tip at 7:30 p.m. You can also catch the action streaming on DoorCountyDailyNews.com and Facebook Live.

Door County Co-Op Swim Team Making Waves


By Nick Freimuth


The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door co-op varsity swim team finished fifth out of 20 teams Saturday at the Plymouth Invitational.

 

The team consists of just seven swimmers including McHugh, Brock Aune, Evan Smith, Luke Bousley, Will Albertson, Kekoa Bicoy, and Ian Bartz. Finishing fifth place out of 20 teams at an invitational is incredible with their lack of numbers.

 

Bousley, McHugh, Aune, and Smith finished second in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.52, and that was followed by Evan Smith finishing 10th in the 200 Freestyle with a best time of 1:57.94.

 

Brock Aune was up next in the 200 IM and finished 8th in 2:06.19.  In the 50 Free Max McHugh won the event in a time of 20.86, joining him in that event was Bousley with a time of 24.65 for 18th place and Ian Bartz finishing in 55th.

 

The next event was the 100 Butterfly and Bousley finished in 12th place while Aune took home third place in the 100 Free and Albertson 36th.

 

The 200 Freestyle Relay saw the team finish in first place with a time of 1:31.07. Evan Smith then brought home 14th in the 100 Backstroke.

 

Max McHugh then set a new pool record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 53.71. Next up for the team is the Conference Meet at Two Rivers on Saturday.

Safeties Coach Darren Perry Leaves The Packers

By Green Bay Packers

 

Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced Monday that secondary – safeties coach Darren Perry will pursue other opportunities.



"I want to thank Darren and his wife Errika for their dedication to the Packers over the last nine years," McCarthy added. "We wish Darren and his family all the best moving forward."



Perry coached the safeties for Green Bay since joining the team in 2009. He has coached defensive backs in the NFL for the past 16 years and has tutored a Pro Bowl player in seven of the last 14 seasons. Over his nine seasons with the Packers, a safety finished the season ranked in the top-two on the team in interceptions six times. In 2016, Perry coached Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who made his first career Pro Bowl after tying for No. 5 in the NFL and No. 1 among safeties with five interceptions. Clinton-Dix led the team with a career-high 117 tackles (97 solo) in 2015. Perry helped tutor Morgan Burnett, who was the only Packer to surpass 100 tackles each season from 2011-14 and ranks No. 3 among Green Bay safeties (since 1982) with 7.5 career sacks.

Sharpshooting Pluff leads Gibraltar over Kewaunee in Packerland battle


By Baxter Colburn



Never judge a game by a first-half stat line, especially when Payton Pluff is on the court. The Gibraltar Vikings pulled a crucial upset Monday night against the Kewaunee Storm 48-41 at Kewaunee High School. Pluff scored only five points in the first half but exploded for 21 more in the second half to propel the Vikings to victory. Her timely free throw shooting and late-game heroics sealed the much-needed victory for the Vikings.



Gibraltar also benefited from lockdown defense late in the game from Raina Haleen and Abbigael Sitte. Kayla Fallingstad scored two timely three-point baskets late in the second half to spark a run Gibraltar needed to close out the Storm. Karlee Kita added four free throws to keep the Vikings nearly perfect from the charity stripe.



Despite the loss, Kewaunee saw the terrific play from MacKenzie Tlachac (14 points) and Sara Dax (17 points) keep them in the game until the final minutes. The Storm falls to 11-6 overall and 9-3 in the Packerland Conference standings.



Gibraltar, now 11-6 overall and 7-4 in the Packerland, welcomes Green Bay NEW Lutheran (4-7 in the Packerland) to their home court this Friday night for a 7:30 pm tip.

2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Winners


By Steve Johnson


The local competition for Council #2478, Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest was held Friday, January 19th at the Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay.  Trophies were given for 1st place, and medals on ribbons for 2nd, and 3rd place.  Embroidered patches and certificates were provided to all participants.   Age level divisions ran from 9 to 14 years old for boys and for girls.

 

First place winners, boys division, were Nicholas Fogarty, Eli Jadin, Simon John Dean, Espen Walker and Manav Jandu.  First place winners, girls division, were Yarrow Goettelman, Naomi Rikkola, Ashlyn Delfosse and Bailey Rikkola.  Eli Jadin was boys high scorer and Ashlyn Delfosse girls high scorer.  District competition is at Corpus Christi Gym, 730 West Maple St., Sturgeon Bay on Saturday morning, February 3rd, Registration at 9:30 am and competition at 10:00 sharp.

 

Local knights, spouses, parents, and volunteers staffed the annual event.  The Knights of Columbus thank Father Carl Schmitt and the parish for the use of the gym.  Congratulations to the 35 youth and their families that turned out for the fun awards and competition.

Underdog Vikings Eyeing Upset Against Surging Storm on 105.1 The Viking


By Baxter Colburn



The Gibraltar Vikings (10-6, 6-4) visit the Kewaunee Storm (11-5, 9-2) Monday night in a crucial Packerland Conference game. While just one win separates the two sides overall, the Vikings need a win to pull within two games of Kewaunee for second place. Gibraltar also needs a win to keep their advantage over Peshtigo, Algoma, and Oconto who all have six conference wins.



Gibraltar enters Monday's game on a one-game win streak after defeating Chilton 56-39 last Thursday. The Vikings come off a busy four games over seven days grabbing two wins from their rapid-fire games.



The Storm boasts a dynamic offense that has won four of it's last six games. Kewaunee has benefitted from terrific scoring from Sarah Dax (20.8 ppg) and Mackenzie Tlachac (14.0 ppg) to propel them to nine Packerland Conference wins. The Storm dropped their last game 54-48 Thursday night against Southern Door placing them just one game out of first place in conference play.



Baxter Colburn and Jay Kita have the call from Kewaunee High School on 105.1 The Viking at 7:30 pm with the pregame starting at 7:00 pm.

Wrestlers collect tons of hardware at respective tournaments


By Tim Kowols


With only a couple weeks remaining before regionals, area wrestlers had a successful weekend at several different tournaments in some of the final tune-ups of the season.

 

It was another Saturday and another tournament win for Kewaunee at Deerfield. Every weight class except 285 had someone making the medal stand, with Jesse Steinhorst (145) leading the way with a first place finish. That made it five straight team titles this season for the Storm.

 

At Pulaski, Luxemburg-Casco used five finalists to a second place, finishing behind Division 1 powerhouse Kaukauna. Lucas Joniaux, Bryce Bosman, Devan Vandenbush, and Nate Lloyd took home top honors with Colton Worachek finishing as a runner-up.

 

Here are Coach Englebert's comments and results from Saturday's Hustisford Invitational and the Oconto Dual ?from last Thursday?.

Saturday was a very good end to a very unusual week. Our team came out more aggressive and ready to wrestle Saturday claiming 3rd place as a team. Very good considering we were scoring with only nine wrestlers. We had good practices Thursday and Friday and stressed to the team that good things happen when they try the things we have been practicing. We have seen that at other meets and this week top to bottom we were ready and trying.

Top finishers were Kyle Conard 106, Griffin Slezewski 113, Ben Kielar 120, and Drew Price 132 who all finished first. Grant Englebert was second at 138 and Jared Conard fifth at 145. Austin Falish also finished third at 106 as a non scorer. Kyle and Griffin dominated their brackets. Ben Kielar won the 106 weight class last season and looked good today at 120. Drew Price won a very tight finals match over a funky Dodgeville wrestler who had been in the rankings earlier this year. Really nice to see 4 underclassman stepping up and Grant very close giving up the lead in the last 30 seconds of his match.

Hoping we can build from this, get a few guys back and be ready for a very tough test ?Friday? at Kewaunee. Due to some other weather delays, the meet was rescheduled ?from Thursday to Friday?. Should be fun to wrestle on a ?Friday night? even if it is away.

 

At the Dirk Sorensen Tournament in Sturgeon Bay, top finishers included Jeremy Jorns - 1st @182, Peyton Hurth - 3rd @ 126, Ezra Haight - 4th @ 132, Bruce Anschutz- 6th @ 152, Trevor Wilke - 6th @ 195, and Luke Brinkman - 6th @ 220. The effort was good enough for 9th in the 15-team tourney won by Green Bay Preble. 

 

 

Finally, On Saturday, 22 Youth Southern Door Eagles competed at the Wrightstown Youth Tournament.  As girls wrestling continues to grow, Wrightstown ran separate girls divisions.  Southern Door boasted five girls wrestlers, some competing for the first time.   Individual results were as follows:

 
1st Place - Zack Lynch, Keny Lynch, Clark LeFevre, Jonah LeFevre

2nd Place - Kyler Laluzerne, Katelyn LeCloux, Trevin Veeser, Trenton Krueger, Colton Valley

3rd Place - Colton Krueger, Austin Ferron, Lance Veeser, Oliver Wilke, Delaney Wilke

4th Place - Chance Dekeyser, Chase Massart, Jaylin Valley, Malaina Veeser, Hailey Veeser, Gavin Geisel

5th Place - Jiohnni Oberleitner, Trevor Englebert

LeClaire Leads 22/21 Green Bay to Victory Over IUPUI, 52-45



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


The Green Bay women's basketball team battled to the final seconds in its 52-45 win over IUPUI on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,970 fans at the Kress Center, closing the game with a 19-4 run to take sole control of first place in the Horizon League.

Allie LeClaire scored a game-high 22 points on an 8-of-11 effort from the field in 35 minutes. The senior finished with four rebounds and one assist while going a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

IUPUI (16-5, 8-2) started out red hot from the floor and opened the game with a 12-2 run capped off on a jumper from the Jaguars' Jenna Gunn. Jen Wellnitz finally ended the run with 1:07 remaining in the quarter on a jumper in the paint.

Facing a 19-6 deficit entering the second, Green Bay (19-2, 9-1) locked down IUPUI and cut the lead to just five points with 4:30 left in the half when Caitlyn Hibner sent a triple through the net.

The game held even in the third, with both teams scoring 13 points apiece and the Phoenix heading into the fourth trailing 39-33.

The Jaguars were the first to score in the final quarter but were then held off the board for over eight minutes, a stretch that saw Green Bay score 14 unanswered points and garner a 47-41 lead with 1:23 to play.

LeClaire and Wellnitz combined to go 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final minute and secure the 52-45 win. The Phoenix improved to 31-1 in the month of January over the past four seasons and a perfect 4-0 against the Jaguars all time.

Green Bay shot 92.3% (12-13) from the free throw line, its best mark of the season and the first time the Phoenix shot above 80% since going 4-for-5 at Cleveland State exactly one year ago.

The Jaguars held the Phoenix to a disadvantage on the boards for just the third time this season, 37-23, but Green Bay made up for it by surrendering a season-low six turnovers while forcing 22. The Phoenix took full advantage and scored 21 points off the Jaguars' miscues.

The Phoenix benefited from a 26-16 edge in the paint, but faced a disadvantage in bench scoring (13-8) and second-chance points (17-13).

Green Bay continues its home stand next week when the team welcomes Northern Kentucky on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., followed by the PinkZone game on Feb. 3 against Wright State.

No. 22/21 Green Bay Uses Balance to Extinguish Flames, 65-36

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

The Green Bay women's basketball team secured its longest winning streak of the season on Friday night in front of 2,510 fans at the Kress Center, picking up its seventh-straight victory by downing league-foe UIC, 65-36.

The win over the visiting Flames (7-13, 0-9) improved Green Bay's all-time record to 69-6 against the Chicago-based program and increased its winning streak against the rival to 18 games.

Allie LeClaire and Frankie Wurtz both finished with 13 points for the Phoenix (18-2, 8-1), while Jessica Lindstrom had her 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Green Bay forced 25 turnovers for the second time in three games and scored 23 points off the miscues. It had 13 steals and limited the Flames to 37.5 percent shooting (15-for-40).

The Phoenix jumped out to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter, but some hot shooting by the Flames got them to within 18-17 with seven minutes remaining in the first half after a quick 11-0 run highlighted by a trio of three-pointers from Tylah Lampley, Taylor Toney and Brittany Byrd.

Green Bay responded by scoring seven straight and led 31-24 at the break. It kept the momentum going in the third quarter and pulled away, going up by 16 points and leading by 20 or more for the final 6:56.

The Phoenix shot just 3-for-20 from three-point range, but the nation's stingiest defense more than helped offset the less than ideal performance beyond the arc.

In the second half, UIC was allowed just 12 total points as the Phoenix seemed to 'flip the script' in comparison to its first half defensive efforts against Cleveland State (12 points), IUPUI (12 points) and Detroit Mercy (six points).

Green Bay continued its domination on the boards and in the paint in the victory over UIC, owning a 34-28 edge in rebounding and outscoring the Flames 32-12 inside.

Former Phoenix standout Nicole Soulis was recognized during the first half and will be inducted into the Green Bay Hall of Fame on Saturday. Soulis is second all-time on the program's career scoring list with 1,921 points from 2004 to 2007.

The next matchup for the Phoenix will feature the only league program to match Green Bay's 8-1 record at the halfway point of the conference season, as IUPUI (16-4, 8-1) will be welcomed to the Kress Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Green Bay Wins Second-Straight Game, Cruises to 85-67 Win Over Youngstown State

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

Notching its second-straight Horizon League victory in the team's final game at the Resch Center this season, Green Bay cruised to an 85-67 win over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon. Senior Khalil Small led the Phoenix with 27 points, his seventh 20-plus point scoring effort in his last nine games overall.

The Phoenix (10-15, 5-7 HL) knocked down 11 3-pointers in the win, avenging its earlier defeat to the Penguins (6-17, 4-6 HL) in Ohio. GB has now won 3 of its last 5 games, after dropping five in a row after starting 2-0.

Green Bay took a 10-0 lead to start the game, and never trailed throughout the 40 minutes. GB led for all but 9 seconds of the game, when the two teams were tied at 0-0 to open play.

Kameron Hankerson came through with 12 points off the bench, going 2-for-3 from long range and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Hankerson has now reached double-figures in five of his last six games, coming off the bench in each game and is now averaging in double-figures this season.

GB led by as many as 20 points at the 6 minute mark of the second half and YSU came no closer than 15 points the rest of the way. TJ Parham added an exclamation point to the win, burying a pair of 3s in the closing minutes.

David Jesperson and Sandy Cohen III each scored 11 points, with Jesperson connected on three of six 3-point attempts. Cohen threw down a thunderous and-1 dunk in the second half, bringing the crowd to its feet.

Former Phoenix head coach Mike Heideman was recognized at halftime by an emotional speech from Hall of Fame coach Dick Bennett. Heideman was joined at centercourt by Green Bay alumni and past coaches.

Green Bay will go for its first three-game winning streak in its next game, when travels down I-43 to take on Milwaukee. The Phoenix and Panthers will tip at 7 p.m. at the UWM Panther Arena on Friday, Feb. 2.

No. 22/21 Green Bay uses balance to extinguish Flames, 65-36



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com



 The Green Bay women's basketball team secured its longest winning streak of the season on Friday night in front of 2,510 fans at the Kress Center, picking up its seventh-straight victory by downing league-foe UIC, 65-36.


The win over the visiting Flames (7-13, 0-9) improved Green Bay's all-time record to 69-6 against the Chicago-based program and increased its winning streak against the rival to 18 games.


Allie LeClaire and Frankie Wurtz both finished with 13 points for the Phoenix (18-2, 8-1), while Jessica Lindstrom had her 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.


Green Bay forced 25 turnovers for the second time in three games and scored 23 points off the miscues. The team had 13 steals and limited the Flames to 37.5 percent shooting (15-for-40).


The Phoenix jumped out to a 15-6 lead after the first quarter, but some hot shooting by the Flames got them to within 18-17 with seven minutes remaining in the first half after a quick 11-0 run highlighted by a trio of three-pointers from Tylah Lampley, Taylor Toney and Brittany Byrd.


Green Bay responded by scoring seven straight and led 31-24 at the break. It kept the momentum going in the third quarter and pulled away, going up by 16 points and leading by 20 or more for the final 6:56.


The Phoenix shot just 3-for-20 from three-point range, but the nation's stingiest defense more than helped offset the less than ideal performance beyond the arc.


In the second half, UIC was allowed just 12 total points as the Phoenix seemed to 'flip the script' in comparison to its first half defensive efforts against Cleveland State (12 points), IUPUI (12 points) and Detroit Mercy (six points).


Green Bay continued its domination on the boards and in the paint in the victory over UIC, owning a 34-28 edge in rebounding and outscoring the Flames 32-12 inside.


Former Phoenix standout Nicole Soulis was recognized during the first half and will be inducted into the Green Bay Hall of Fame on Saturday. Soulis is second all-time on the program's career scoring list with 1,921 points from 2004 to 2007.


The next matchup for the Phoenix will feature the only league program to match Green Bay's 8-1 record at the halfway point of the conference season, as IUPUI (16-4, 8-1) will be welcomed to the Kress Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon


Brewers make statement with acquisition of two premier players

 

 

By Kent Berkley


The Milwaukee Brewers shook the baseball world by adding two Gold Glove outfielders for the 2018 season.  First, the Brewers acquired Christian Yelich from Miami in a trade that sent outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, infielder Isan Diaz and right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto to the Marlins.  Coming on the heels of that trade, the Brewers signed free agent centerfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80 million contract.  Yelich and Cain are expected to become cornerstone players for a Brewers squad that should be good enough to contend with the Cubs and Cardinals for the division title.

Southern Door goes to the wire, remains undefeated in Packerland Conference play

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

Southern Door remains undefeated in Packerland Conference play following a Friday night game that went to the wire with NEW Lutheran, winning 68-65.  The leading scorer in the Packerland Conference, Kyle Daoust, did not disappoint leading all scorers with 26 points.   Derik LeCaptain also contributed 21 for the Eagles.  The conference's second place scorer, NEW Lutheran's Samuel Meerstein led the way for the Blazers with 24

Spartans dominate Mustangs with impressive 81-46 win on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt




Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls' basketball cruised to an 81-46 victory over Little Chute Friday night in a North Eastern Conference game at Luxemburg.  The Spartans came out with a half-court trapping defense that forced numerous turnovers and easy transition baskets to take a commanding 52-21 lead at halftime and never looked back.

 

The Spartans were led by Cassie Schiltz who scored 21 of her game-high 23 points in the first half.  Jenna  Jorgenson added 18 points and hit three three-pointers in the first half when the Spartans pulled away from the Mustangs.  Hannah Vandenberg paced Little Chute with a team-high 22 points.

 

The Spartan boys game against Clintonville on Friday, February 9 will be the next L-C basketeball 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 DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

Snowmobile trails closing Saturday in northen Door County


By Denise Denil



EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2018 AT 12:00 A.M. THE NORTH SECTION OF THE DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL CLOSE.


SO AS OF 12:00 A.M. ON SATURDAY ALL DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED.


PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks  FOR THE MOST CURRENT UPDATES ON THE DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS.


Spartan girls basketball takes on Little Chute in "Battle of the L-C's" tonight on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls' basketball will host the Little Chute Mustangs in a North Eastern Conference game tonight.  The lady Spartans (8-1, 10-3 overall) are coming off a 49-46 road victory over Fox Valley Lutheran while Little Chute (5-5, 7-7 overall) lost to Wrightstown 50-39 earlier this week.

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook live.

 

(photo by Ron  LeCloux)

Southern Door Girls Takes Sole Possession Of Packerland Conference Lead


By Nick Freimuth


What may have been the Packerland Conference championship game in the Town of Gardner last night the Southern Door Eagles and Kewaunee Storm were tied 24-24 at half time. A six point victory 54-48 was earned by the Eagles with a strong second half performance to take sole possession of first place in the Packerland Conference standings at (10-1). Kewaunee (9-2) got a huge performance from Sara Dax. She scored a game high 24 points, half of the team's scoring output. Southern Door's depth was crucial in the win. Gabby Atkins played a very complete game leading her team with 14 points. Grace LeGrave poured in 12 points in a winning effort.

 

Gibraltar hosted Chilton and played extremely well in a 56-39 victory. The Vikings took a 31-17 lead at the half and coasted to victory. Payton Pluff was the game's high scorer with 22 points. Abbi Sitte added 13 points and Raina Haleen scored 10 points in the win.

 

Sevastopol fell to NEW Lutheran 61-40. Allison Daubner led the Pioneers with ten points, Lexie LeClair scored nine points and Jillie Jorns chipped in eight points in the loss.

Algoma Outlasts Gibraltar In Boys Hoops


By Nick Freimuth


Algoma and Gibraltar were tied at half time 28-28 of their Packerland Conference boys basketball game last night. The 28-28 deadlock was quickly erased in the second half when the Wolves stormed out of the gates. Aiden Wallace scored 24 points, Mitchell Zimmer tallied 17 and Dillon Dean added 12 points to boost Algoma to victory.

 

Gibraltar was led by Ryan Murphy with a team high 15 points. Murphy scored 10 points in the first half. Evan Henry tallied eight points in the second half en route to a 12 point total.

All Seniors Win On Senior Night For SB/Sev Wrestling


By Nick Freimuth


The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol co-op wrestling team won a big match Thursday night 46-27 against Peshtigo. The duel started at 106 pounds and finished at 285 like the old days. The Bulldogs won the first two contested matches but the Door County co-op rebounded nicely. It was senior night at Sturgeon Bay High School Gymnasium and every one of the SB/Sev seniors won Thursday night. Here is a look at the results from last nights match:

106- double forfeit

113- Zach Wauters Peshtigo over Ben Denamur SBS pin 3:17

120- David Condra SBS wins by forfeit

126- Nick Parrett Peshtigo over Wyatt Coburn SBS Pin 4:52

132- Peyton Hurth SBS over John Schartner Peshtigo major decision 11-2

138- Ezra Haight SBS wins by forfeit

145- Max Rauch Peshtigo over Tristen Beauchamp SBS 11-6

152- Michell Peters Peshtigo wins by forfeit

160- Bruce Anschutz SBS wins by forfeit

170- Elijah Heimbecher SBS wins by forfeit

182- Jeremy Jorns SBS wins by forfeit

195- Trevor Wilke SBS over Riley Ploscsynski Peshtigo by pin :25

220- Luke Brinkman SBS over Kody Klimek Peshtigo by pin 1:56

285- Gavin Brissette Peshtigo over Nick West SBS by pin :28



The Dirk Sorensen/ Door County Classic isthis Saturday. It is a 17 team tournament with wrestling starting at 10:00 AM.

Freedom hangs on to defeat Spartans 47-40 on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys' basketball battled but eventually fell to the Freedom Irish 47-40 Thursday night in North Eastern Conference game at Luxemburg.  The Spartans trailed 17-10 in the first half before going on a 9-0 run to take a 19-17 lead.  Freedom had a put-back basket at the buzzer to tie the game 21-21 at halftime.  The Spartans kept the game close until the final minutes when turnovers and missed scoring opportunities ended any chances for a victory.

 

The Spartans were led by Nathan Coisman with 15 points, while Josh Zeitler finished with eight points each.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (2-9, 2-13 overall) will now look to bounce back next week when they start a three-game road trip with Wrightstown Monday in a Northeastern Conference game.    The next L-C boys game broadcast on the radio will be February 9 against Clintonville in Luxemburg.

 

The Spartan girls will host Little Chute tonight 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 DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

Small Leads Green Bay to Victory Over Cleveland State as Defense Dominates



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Green Bay allowed its fewest points ever against a Horizon League opponent in the Linc Darner era on Thursday night, dominating Cleveland State from start to finish in the 66-44 win at the Resch Center. GB (9-15, 4-7 HL) held the Vikings (5-17, 2-7 HL) to a season-low 44 points and just 27.7 percent (13-for-47) shooting on the night.

The Phoenix needed a win at home, and they got just that in a redemption win over Cleveland State, which beat them by one point in Cleveland earlier this season. Green Bay had lost three of its last four at home, but registered its sixth win in the last seven tries against CSU at home.

With his former teammate and Phoenix great Keifer Sykes in the building, Khalil Small continued his impressive senior campaign, scoring 25 points on just 14 shots. Small went 9-for-9 at the free throw line and moved into 20thplace on the program's all-time career scoring list, passing former teammate Jordan Fouse, Jerry Carstensen, Tom Brown and Mike King.

Manny Patterson came up big once again, registering his first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Patterson finished an efficient 5-for-7 from the field, and kept possessions alive by grabbing five offensive rebounds.

Green Bay held CSU scoreless for more than 7 minutes and 30 seconds in the first half, taking a 16-5 lead on a 12-0 run after trailing 5-4 early on. The Phoenix took a commanding 32-13 lead into the half, its largest lead in any Horizon League game at the break this season, while 13 points it allowed in the first half are the fewest since Lakeland scored 11 points in the first half earlier this year.

Cleveland State actually made more free throws (14) than it did field goals in the game (13), while going just 4-for-20 from the 3-point line. CSU had only one player in double-figures, while GB had three.

The third player in double figures for GB in the 22-point win was Hunter Crist, who gave the Phoenix a 12-point lift off the bench. Crist defended well and knocked down two 3s as well, racking up his highest point total in any league game this year.

The Phoenix will play its final home game at the Resch Center on Saturday at noon, hosting Youngstown State.

Class dismissed: Eagles win on straight forfeits over Blue Devils on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


In an evening where it seemed like everything was happening at Southern Door, nothing occurred in the high school gym as no wrestlers from either team took the mat in what has to be considered a dual meet forfeit for Oconto. The Blue Devils arrived in Brussels with only one wrestler in tow: heavyweight Lucas Ruechel. The Eagles could not even counter there as their heavyweight wrestler Santtu Kiljuner was being held out due to a back injury. The meet was called off due to no contested matches and will not be made up.

 

Southern Door will travel to Oostburg for a tournament this weekend before wrapping up their Packerland Conference slate against Kewaunee next Thursday. Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call beginning at a special time of 6:15 p.m. with the pre-match show and the first whistle at 7 p.m.

Southern Door Wrestling to kick it old school in home match against Oconto on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


The Southern Door Wrestling Eagles will conclude their home slate Thursday evening in an unfamiliar place when they host the Oconto Blue Devils on 104.1 WRLU. The match, which will also honor seniors on the wrestling team and feature the pep band, will take place in the high school gym for the first time in several years.

 

The Eagles are coming off a close dual meet loss to Peshtigo last Thursday and a 17th place finish at Sheboygan North with a split squad. The other half of the team competed at a JV tournament held at Bay Port High School in Suamico. The Blue Devils bring a small squad to Brussels, fielding only a handful in the 14 weight classes, primarily at the higher weights.

 

Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-match show and 7 p.m. with the opening whistle.

Packers Finalize Coaching Staff

By Green Bay Packers

 

The Green Bay Packers have named Joe Philbin offensive coordinator, Mike Pettine defensive coordinator, James Campen offense – run game coordinator/offensive line, Jim Hostler offense – pass game coordinator, Patrick Graham defense – run game coordinator/inside linebackers, Joe Whitt Jr. defense – pass game coordinator, Frank Cignetti Jr. quarterbacks coach, Ryan Downard defensive quality control coach, Maurice Drayton assistant special teams coach, Scott McCurleydefensive assistant, Jerry Montgomery defensive line coach, David Raih wide receivers coach and Jason Simmons secondary coach. Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement Wednesday.

 

Philbin returns to Green Bay, where he coached for nine seasons before leaving to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins (2012-15). Miami increased its win total in 2012 and 2013 under Philbin, one of only four teams in the NFL to improve its record in both of those seasons. In 2014, he helped QB Ryan Tannehill (4,045) and RB Lamar Miller (1,099) become the first duo in team history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Philbin entered the NFL coaching ranks with the Packers in 2003 as an assistant offensive line coach before adding tight ends to his duties in 2004-05 and then leading the offensive line in 2006. From 2007-11, Philbin was Green Bay's offensive coordinator, directing a unit that ranked No. 3 in the NFL over that span in points per game (28.3), touchdowns (267), passing touchdowns (170) and total net yards per game (372.8). During that five-year period, the Packers ranked in the top 10 in the league in total yards and total points each season, and ranked No. 2 in the NFL in fewest giveaways over that span with 97. In 2011, he helped QB Aaron Rodgers record the best single-season passer rating in NFL history (122.5) as the Packers set team single-season records for total points (560), touchdowns (70), total yards (6,482) and net passing yards (4,924). For the past two seasons, Philbin served as the assistant head coach/offensive line for the Indianapolis Colts. Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, he coached at the collegiate level at the University of Iowa (1999-2002), Harvard (1997-98), Northeastern (1995-96), Ohio (1994), Allegheny College (1990-93), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (1988-89) and Worcester Tech (1986-87). Philbin began his career as a graduate assistant at Tulane (1984-85).

 

Pettine (PETT-in) comes to Green Bay after working as a consultant for the Seattle Seahawks last season. He brings five years of experience as a defensive coordinator for the New York Jets (2009-12) and Buffalo Bills (2013) as well as two years as head coach for the Cleveland Browns (2014-15). In his first season in Cleveland, he guided the Browns to their most victories since 2007 as they led the league in opponent passer rating (74.1) and ranked No. 2 in interceptions (21). In his five years as a defensive coordinator, Pettine led his units to a top-10 finish in total yards allowed and passing yards allowed in all five seasons. In 2013, he helped the Bills rank No. 2 in the NFL with a franchise-record 57 sacks as Buffalo was the lone team in the league to have three players each register 10-plus sacks. During his four seasons with the Jets, the defense ranked No. 1 in the NFL over that span in opponent passer rating (71.0), completion percentage (52.6) and passing yards per game (186.3). Prior to being a defensive coordinator, Pettine spent seven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, serving as a coaching and video assistant (2002), coaching assistant/quality control coach (2003), defensive assistant (2004) and outside linebackers coach (2005-08). He began his coaching career as an assistant (1988-92) for his father, Mike Sr., who was the head coach at Central Bucks West High School in his hometown of Doylestown, Pa. Pettine had a two-year stint in the college ranks as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh (1993-94) before serving as the head coach at William Tennent High School (Warminster, Pa.) from 1995-96 and then at North Penn High School (Lansdale, Pa.) from 1997-2001.

 

 

 

Campen enters his 15th season with the Packers, having worked as the team's offensive line coach for the past 11 seasons (2007-17). Green Bay ranked in the top 10 in scoring in nine of those seasons and in the top 10 in total offense eight times, including three of the top four single-season yardage marks in franchise history. Campen's offensive linemen combined for seven Pro Bowl selections over the past six seasons, with four different linemen receiving recognition. He had at least one of his linemen selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2010-12 seasons, the first time since 1967-69 that the Packers had a different lineman honored in three straight seasons. T David Bakhtiari earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2016-17, joining Forrest Gregg as the only tackles in franchise history to earn AP All-Pro recognition in consecutive seasons. Campen began his NFL coaching career with the Packers in 2004, serving as assistant offensive line/quality control for two seasons before serving as the assistant offensive line coach in 2006. He played center for seven years in the NFL, including five with the Packers (1989-93).

 

Hostler brings 28 years of coaching experience to the Packers, including 18 in the NFL. He has spent the past three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, first as wide receivers coach (2015) and then as tight ends coach (2016-17). He tutored TE Jack Doyle, who ranked No. 2 in the league among tight ends with 80 receptions in 2017, the second most by a tight end in franchise history. In 2015, Hostler helped guide WR T.Y. Hilton to his second career Pro Bowl selection as he became just the third player in team history to post three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In 2014, Hostler was an offensive assistant for the Buffalo Bills after coaching wide receivers for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-13. He was with the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-07, serving as quarterbacks coach for the first two years and the final season as offensive coordinator. In 2003, he coached quarterbacks for the New York Jets and added wide receivers to his duties in 2004. Hostler began his NFL career as an offensive assistant/quality control for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2000 and held the same title with the New Orleans Saints in 2001. He was also the assistant wide receivers coach for the Saints in 2002. Prior to the NFL, Hostler coached 10 years in college, spending nine years tutoring a variety of positions at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1990-92, 1994-99), and one season at Juniata College (1993).

 

Graham joins the Packers after spending the past two seasons as the defensive line coach for the New York Giants. In 2016, his line accounted for 23 of the Giants' 35 sacks and DT Damon Harrison was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press. Prior to coaching for New York, Graham spent seven seasons with the New England Patriots, serving as a coaching assistant (2009), defensive assistant (2010), linebackers coach (2011, 2014-15) and defensive line coach (2012-13). In his five seasons as a position coach in New England (2011-15), he was part of a staff that helped the defense rank No. 1 in the NFL over that span in takeaways (150) and tied for No. 4 in sacks (214). In 2014, the Patriots lost LB Jerod Mayo for the season due to injury and Graham helped LBs Dont'a Hightower (career-high six sacks) and Jamie Collins (career-best 115 tackles) have breakout seasons that played a role in the Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX. Before the NFL, Graham was a graduate assistant at the University of Notre Dame (2007-08) and coached for three seasons at the University of Richmond, working as the assistant defensive line coach for one season (2004) and two as the tight ends coach (2005-06). He entered coaching as a graduate assistant at Wagner College (2002-03) after playing on the defensive line at Yale, where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2001.

 

Whitt enters his 11th season with the Packers, having worked as the secondary – cornerbacks coach for the past nine seasons (2009-17). In that role, he helped Green Bay rank in the top 10 in the league over that span in interceptions (No. 1, 176), opponent completion percentage (No. 7, 59.8) and opponent passer rating (No. 9, 83.2). Under Whitt's guidance, CB Damarious Randall (2015-17) became the first Packer since CB Tim Lewis (1983-85) to register three-plus INTs in each of his first three seasons in the league. Whitt also tutored CBs Sam Shields (2014) and Tramon Williams (2010) to Pro Bowl selections and helped veteran CB Charles Woodson earn NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press in 2009. Whitt joined the Packers in 2008 as a defensive quality control coach. He began his NFL career as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 after five seasons coaching at the collegiate level, first as wide receivers coach at The Citadel (2002) and then as cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Louisville (2003-06). A wide receiver at Auburn University, Whitt spent his final two seasons at the school (2000-01) assisting the coaching staff after his playing career was cut short by injury.

 

Cignetti comes to Green Bay with 29 years of coaching experience, with much of it working with quarterbacks. For the past two seasons, he coached quarterbacks for the New York Giants, helping QB Eli Manning register the second-highest completion percentage of his career (63.0) in 2016. Cignetti was the quarterbacks coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2012-14 before becoming the offensive coordinator in 2015, leading an offense that ranked No. 7 in the NFL in rushing that season (122.3 ypg). He worked as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1997-98), Fresno State (2002-05), University of North Carolina (2006), University of California (2008), University of Pittsburgh (2009-10) and Rutgers (2011). Between his college jobs, Cignetti was a quality control coach for the Kansas City Chiefs (1999) and quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints (2000-01) and San Francisco 49ers (2007). The Pittsburgh native began his coaching career in his home city, working as a graduate assistant for Pitt in 1989. He went on to coach wide receivers (1990-92), secondary (1993-94) and quarterbacks (1995-96) at IUP.

 

Downard (DOWN-erd) comes to Green Bay after working at Bowling Green for the past two seasons, serving as the safeties coach in 2017 and the director of football operations in 2016. In 2017, he oversaw the development of Marcus Milton, who converted from cornerback to tie for the team lead with three interceptions, as well as junior-college transfer Fred Garth, who led the team with 95 tackles. From 2014-15, Downard was a defensive coaching assistant with the Cleveland Browns, assisting with the defensive line in 2014 and the defensive backs in 2015. Prior to his two seasons with the Browns, he served as a graduate assistant at both Texas Tech and Toledo. Downard played defensive back at Eastern Michigan, where he earned honorable mention Freshman All-America recognition from Scout.com in 2007 after ranking No. 2 in the country among freshmen with six interceptions.

 

Drayton is entering his third season coaching in the NFL, having worked as the assistant special teams coach for the Indianapolis Colts for the past two seasons. In 2016, he assisted P Pat McAfee in earning his second career Pro Bowl selection after leading the league in punting average (49.3) and ranking No. 3 in net punting average (42.7). After McAfee retired, Drayton helped P Rigoberto Sanchez finish No. 4 in the NFL in net punting average (42.6) in 2017 and earn a spot on the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team. Drayton was the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach at The Citadel (2014-15), where he played defensive back (1994-98). It was his second stint at his alma mater, having previously worked as a graduate assistant/secondary in 1999 and then coached tight ends/offensive tackles in 2000, wide receivers in 2001, outside linebackers in 2002 and secondary/special teams from 2003-05. He was the secondary coach at Southern Mississippi in 2012, the assistant head coach/special teams/wide receivers coach at Coastal Carolina from 2010-11 and coached special teams/defensive backs at South Carolina State in 2008-09. Drayton spent 2007 as an assistant coach at Goose Creek (S.C.) High School, was the defensive coordinator for the Seinajoki (Finland) Crocodiles of the European Football League in 2006 and was an assistant coach with the Charleston Swamp Foxes (Arena 2) from 2000-02.

 

Montgomery is entering his fourth season with the Packers, having served as the defensive front assistant for the past three years. In 2017, he was part of a staff that helped Green Bay rank No. 8 in yards allowed per carry (3.86) and tied for No. 9 in rushing TDs allowed (10). DT Mike Daniels earned his first career Pro Bowl selection this past season, just the fifth defensive tackle in team history to be named to the Pro Bowl, after recording a career-best 72 tackles while ranking No. 3 on the team with five sacks, and DT Kenny Clark led the defensive line with 78 tackles (39 solo) while adding 4.5 sacks. Montgomery joined the Packers in 2015 after coaching at the collegiate level for 11 seasons, which included eight seasons coaching the defensive line at the University of Oklahoma (2013-14), the University of Michigan (2011-12), the University of Wyoming (2009-10) and the University of Northern Iowa (2007-08). He began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, as a student assistant in 2002. Montgomery continued coaching as an assistant at Iowa City West High School (2003-04) and as the defensive coordinator at North Iowa Community College (2005) while also playing for the Chicago Rush, Colorado Crush and Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League (2003-05).

 

Raih (RYE) has been with the Packers for the past four seasons, spending 2014-15 as a coaching administrator, 2016 as assistant offensive line coach and last season as offensive perimeter coach. In 2017, Green Bay was one of six teams to have three or more players with 50-plus receptions and four-plus receiving touchdowns, and was the only team where at least three of the players were wide receivers. In 2016, Rye assisted with a line that helped the Packers rank in the top 10 in the NFL in numerous categories, including points per game (No. 4, 27.0,), yards per game (No. 8, 368.8), passing yards per game (No. 7, 262.4) and yards per carry (No. 7, 4.55). Before joining Green Bay, he spent 2013 at Texas Tech as the director of high school relations before being promoted to outside receivers coach. The former Iowa quarterback (1999-2003) coached at his alma mater as a graduate assistant, working with the offensive line in 2010-11 and the tight ends in 2012. Raih started his coaching career as an intern for the UCLA football program, working with quarterbacks in 2008 and tight ends in 2009.

 

Simmons is entering his eighth season with the Packers, having served as the assistant special teams coach for the past three seasons. In 2017, Simmons helped P Justin Vogel register a net punting average of 41.6 yards, ranking No. 1 among Packers since 1976 (min. 40 punts). From 2015-17, the Packers ranked No. 2 in the NFL in opponent punt return average (5.7 yards per return). In 2014, Simmons was a defensive/special teams assistant, where he worked closely with special teams and spent much of his time tutoring perimeter players on various coverage and return teams. He also assisted with the defensive backs, helping the Green Bay defense rank No. 9 in the league in takeaways (29). Simmons joined the Packers in 2011 as a coaching administrator, a position he held for three years. Before coaching, he played for 10 years in the NFL as a defensive back and was a standout on special teams during his career. A fifth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1998 NFL Draft, Simmons went on to play 121 games from 1998-2007 for the Steelers and Houston Texans. He lettered four years as a cornerback for Arizona State, serving as a team captain and earning second-team All-Pacific-10 honors as a senior.

 

Offensive Coaching Staff

Joe Philbin                    Offensive Coordinator

James Campen             Offense – Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line

Jim Hostler                   Offense – Pass Game Coordinator

Brian Angelichio            Tight Ends

Frank Cignetti Jr.           Quarterbacks

Ben Sirmans                 Running Backs

David Raih                    Wide Receivers

Jeff Blasko                   Assistant Offensive Line

 

Defensive Coaching Staff

Mike Pettine                  Defensive Coordinator

Winston Moss               Associate Head Coach/Linebackers

Patrick Graham             Defense – Run Game Coordinator/Inside Linebackers

Joe Whitt Jr.                 Defense – Pass Game Coordinator

Jason Simmons            Secondary

Jerry Montgomery         Defensive Line

Scott McCurley             Defensive Assistant

Ryan Downard              Defensive Quality Control

 

Special Teams Coaching Staff

Ron Zook                     Special Teams Coordinator

Maurice Drayton            Assistant Special Teams

 

Strength and Conditioning Staff

Mark Lovat                    Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Chris Gizzi                     Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Thadeus Jackson          Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Grant Thorne                 Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Door County YMCA Volleyball Week Eight Review

By Tyler Powell

 

Week eight in the Door County YMCA Volleyball league helped close the gap considerably in the A League. Now four teams are all separated by just one loss. The B League has a little more separation. Here is a look back at Monday's matches and current standings for each league:

 

A LEAGUE:

Music Masters DJ's defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-3; 15-3; 15-8)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated The Caffeinators 3-0 (15-8; 15-6; 15-9)

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

Some Spike It Hot – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     16-5

Nicolet Beach Concessions            15-6

Music Masters DJs                       15-6

Some Spike It Hot                               12-6

Olson Dental                              5-16

Boom Town                                        5-16

The Caffeinators                         4-17

 

 

B LEAGUE:

Redroom defeated Bull Pen 3-0 (15-5; 15-7; 15-9)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated The Try-Hards 3-0 (Forfeit)

Brick Lot 2 defeated Bay Ship Sharks 2-1 (7-15; 15-5; 15-12)

Peninsula Podiatry defeated Brick Lot 1 2-1 (15-12; 15-13; 6-15)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             21-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                14-10

Peninsula Podiatry                13-11

Brick Lot 1                          11-13

Bull Pen                             10-14

Brick Lot 2                          10-14

Try-Hards                           9-15

Bay Ship Sharks                  8-16

L-C Spartan boys take on Freedom Thursday on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball will play host to the Freedom Irish (7-4, 8-7 overall) in a North Eastern Conference game Thursday night.  The Spartans (2-8, 2-12 overall) are coming off a 73-62 victory over Fox Valley Lutheran Tuesday night while Freedom lost to Little Chute 56 -51.

 

 

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 7:15 p.m on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

Varsity Girls Basketball Results


By Nick Freimuth


The front-runners in the Packerland Conference added a little distance between themselves and the rest of the pack Tuesday night when Southern Door and Kewaunee pushed their lead over Algoma in the standings to three games.

 

Kewaunee had a giant win against rival Algoma last night Algoma 43-32. The defensive battle featured a game high 15 points from Mackenzie Tlachac to lead the Storm. Sara Dax added 15 points in the win. Kewaunee's defense did not allow a single Algoma player to eclipse a double digit point tally. The Storm moved to (9-1) while Algoma slipped back to (6-4).

 

Southern Door beat Oconto tonight 67-32 with underclassmen Kendra Dantoin leading the surge. Dantoin's 18 points helped offset a slow night for 1,000 point scorer Meghan LaCrosse. The Blue Devils now (6-5) doubled down on the accomplished post player and held her to just three points. Grace LeGrave scored 12 points and Nicole Norton chipped in 11 in a game where Southern Door (9-1) leaned heavily on their supporting cast.

 

Sevastopol  (0-10) fell to Peshtigo (6-4) 58-37 Tuesday. Grace Brauer led the Pioneers with 10 points and Amber Roalkvan scored seven in the loss.

 

Sturgeon Bay (1-10) lost to N.E.W. Lutheran (3-7) 67-45. Breanna Zuehlke led the Clippers with 14 points and Andie Rockendorf added 10 in the loss.

Southern Door Wrestling Results From Sheboygan North Tournament

By Jerry Englebert

 
Southern Door's top placer at the Sheboygan North Tournament last weekend was Griffin Slezewski finishing fifth at 113 pounds.  Griffin's only loss came to Dylan Bublitz of Campbellsport (ranked #6 in D2) in an 8-6 decision.  The match was closer than the score reflects with six of BublItz's points coming off take downs from the same front headlock position in each period.  Other than that one move Griff's defense was up to the task but he just couldn't get any offense rolling.  After the loss Griffin snapped back with a major decision sandwiched by pins.



Also placing but just missing the podium was Grant Englebert finishing sixth at 138.  Grant started with a win by decision before losing to Reese Thomson of Oshkosh West (Honorable Mention D1)who went on to win the tournament.  Grant then earned two pins before losing a tough overtime decision giving up a take down in the first overtime.



Drew price wrestled 132 and finished 8th with two good wins.  The way the bracket worked out Drew wrestled the same wrestler in the first and final rounds with the second match being much closer.



All three guys had good matches where they could work some offense and also some matches were they could see how they compare.  We already watched film and will work on correcting things this week before heading to Hustisford this weekend.

Bucks fire Jason Kidd


By Eric Fischer


The Milwaukee Bucks have fired Head Coach Jason Kidd ahead of Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.  The story was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Wojnarowski adds that Joe Prunty will serve as interim head coach beginning with tonight's game.  Kidd was 139-152 in his three and a half years as the Bucks Head Coach, leading the Bucks to two NBA Playoff appearances.

Undefeated Eagles Top Packerland Conference Standings


By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door varsity boys basketball team is the only area hoops team still undefeated in conference play. The Eagles lead the conference with an unblemished (8-0) record. Oconto is right on their heels however at (7-1). Sturgeon Bay is two games back at (6-2). Here is a look at league standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           8                      0

Oconto                                        7                      1

Sturgeon Bay                           6                      2

Peshtigo                                     5                      3

Kewaunee                                  4                      4

NEW Lutheran                           3                      5

Algoma                                       2                      6

Gibraltar                                     1                      7

Sevastopol                                 0                      8

Kewaunee & Southern Door Lead Packerland Girls Basketball


By Nick Freimuth


Packerland Conference girls basketball appears to be a three-team race to the finish. The conference crown is there for the taking for conference leaders Southern Door and Kewaunee. Each team is (8-1). Algoma, Gibraltar and Oconto are still in the running with six wins each. Here is a look at conference standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Kewaunee                                 8                      1

Southern Door                          8                      1

Algoma                                      6                      3

Gibraltar                                    6                      4

Oconto                                       6                      4

Peshtigo                                    5                      4

NEW Lutheran                          2                      7

Sturgeon Bay                             1                      9

Sevastopol                                0                      9

Packerland Conference Wrestling Standings


By Nick Freimuth


There is a tie atop the Packerland Conference wrestling standings between Kewaunee and Peshtigo. Each team is off to a (2-0) record in conference. Don't count out Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol just one match behind at (1-1). Oconto and Southern Door are each win-less in conference at (0-2).

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Varsity Wrestling Crushes Oconto


By Nick Freimuth


Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestled Oconto Saturday at the De Pere Multi Dual  and won 63-6. Unfortunately forfeit was the most common method of victory Saturday. Here is a look at the results:

 

Jeremy Jorns won a (3-2) decision over Isaac Diaz. It was the only contested victory for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol of the entire match.

 

Winner via forfeit:

Ben Denamur, David Condra, Wyatt Coburn, Peyton Hurth, Ezra Haight, Triston Beauchamp, Bruce Anschutz, Elijah Heimbecher, Trevor Wilke and Luke Brinkman.

Southern Door Middle School & JV Wrestling Excelling

By Kevin Slezewski

 

Southern Door Middle School and Junior Varsity wrestlers competed at the 2018 Bay Port Pirate Invite on Saturday.   This is one of the areas largest tournaments with 460 competitors.   It is run with eight-man brackets, which offers good match ups throughout every weight class.

 

Alex Buhr and Josh Ditello led the way for the Middle School Eagles notching first place, each going undefeated on the day.  Austin Falish was the top finisher for the Southern Door JV with a fourth place finish.

 

Individual results were as follows:

 

Middle School

1st Place - Alex Buhr, Josh Ditello

2nd Place - Austin Farley, Trevor Englebert, Shaun Tooley

3rd Place - Zackery Lynch, Hayden Jeanquart

4th Place - Hailey Veeser

5th Place - Spencer Slezewski, Georgia Englebert

6th Place - Cash Nellis, Thomas Jackson, Dylan Wessel, Bradan Wessel

7th Place - Katelyn LeCloux

8th Place - Kameron Robinson, Riley Phillips, Joshua Nachtwey

 

Junior Varsity

4th Place - Austin Falish

5th Place - Jared Conard

6th Place - Jordin Vandertie

7th Place - Drew DeFere

8th Place - Bradley Skippon, Haden Heinrich

 

Additionally, a whopping 31 Southern Door Youth Wrestlers competed at the Bay Port Youth 2018 Sunset Showdown at Bay Port High School on Saturday!  It was an up and down day on the mat, but no shortage of effort!  The Eagles finished 7th in team points.  Individual results were as follows:


1st Place - Colton Valley, Clark LeFevre

2nd Place - Jonah LeFevre, Chase Massart, Wyatt Wilke, Jade Wrenn

3rd Place - Oliver Wilke, Lance Veeser, Beau Schley, Trevin Veeser, Cruz Anschutz, Brock Beyer, Justin Jandron, Nora LeFevre, Keegan Wiesner, Jiohnni Oberleitner, Lukas Kallin, Colton Krueger

4th Place - Austin Ferron, Gavin Geisel, Reese Sund, Logan Motquin, Vince Price, Ethan Alexander, Zachary Beyer, Jerek Valley, Delaney Wilke, Trenton Krueger, Ethan DeNamur

5th Place - Jaxson Rozmiarek-Kostichka, Dylan Kaye

Kewaunee captures crown, Southern Door finishes 17th in Herb Tyler Invitational


By Tim Kowols


Another weekend, another championship for the Kewaunee Storm as its wrestlers captured the Herb Tyler Invitational crown Saturday in Sheboygan. The Storm paced the field with 176 total points, winning by 28 points over Oshkosh West.

 

Jesse Steinhorst (145) won a title while Travis Reinke (170), Cam Hanrahan (132), and Jack Severin (120) made it to the championship match. Thirteen Storm wrestlers placed overall in the 21-team tournament.

 

A short-handed Southern Door took 17th in the tournament, bringing only six total wrestlers. Griffin Slezewski was the top finisher for the Eagles, finishing in 5th place at 113 pounds. Grant Englebert and Drew Price also placed.

Lindstrom Leads 23/22 Green Bay in Wire-to-Wire Win at Oakland, 81-48

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

Securing its sixth-straight win and closing out its three-game road trip with a perfect record, the Green Bay women's basketball team took down Oakland, 81-48, to move to 17-2 on the season and 7-1 in Horizon League play.

Jessica Lindstrom became Green Bay's all-time leading rebounder in the division I era with her ninth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

Green Bay scored the first five points of the game after a three-pointer from Lindstrom and a layup from Karly Murphy. Oakland fell even further behind when Lindstrom hit her second triple and tacked on a free throw to give Green Bay a 9-3 advantage.

Lindstrom scored 13 points in the first quarter and pulled down four rebounds, needing just one more to become the program's all-time leader in the division I era. At the 8:01 mark in the second period, Lindstrom secured the record-setting rebound and passed Chari Nordgaard's total of 862 to become the program's career leader in the division I era.

Oakland (10-9, 3-5 HL) did manage to get within four points of Green Bay, 26-22, with 6:56 to play in the half after a pair of free throws from Sha'keya Graves, but that was the closest the Golden Grizzlies would come the remainder of the game.

At the break Green Bay had constructed a double-digit lead at 36-26, largely in part to Lindstrom's 15 first-half points.

The Phoenix continued its offensive production in the third and received even more support from its lock down defense, outscoring the Golden Grizzlies 17-5 in the first six minutes of the frame. Green Bay poured in 22 points compared to Oakland's six to hold a 58-32 lead heading into the final quarter.

Green Bay's dominance carried on into the final minutes of action, with its most productive offensive frame coming in the fourth. The Phoenix scored 23 points to close out the victory and picked up its sixth-straight win by defeating Oakland, 81-48.

Green Bay shot a season-high 59% (30-51) from the floor and limited Oakland to just 28% (14-50). The Phoenix also shot 55% (11-20) from beyond the arc and buried a season-best 11 triples.

Green Bay will return to the friendly confines of the Kress Center for its next four games, starting with UIC on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

Green Bay Gets Close Late with Northern Kentucky Before Falling 77-65 at Home

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Green Bay came within five points with just over six minutes left in the game, but Northern Kentucky was able to pull away late and secure the 77-65 victory at the Resch Center on Saturday afternoon. The Phoenix (8-15, 3-7 HL) turned the ball over a season-high 19 times, allowing the Norse (14-6, 7-1 HL) to score 21 points off those turnovers in Horizon League action.

GB was playing its 10th Horizon League game of the season and NKU was only playing its 8th, which may or may not have had an effect on the outcome. The game was quite competitive and physical throughout, despite there only being 24 free throw attempts combined in the contest.

Khalil Small led all scorers with 17 points, and was recognized before the game with a commemorative 1,000 career points basketball. Small has now reached double-figures in 22 of 23 games this season and also grabbed eight rebounds in the game.

NKU took an early 10-1 lead to open the game and eventually led by as many as 15 points in the first half before GB cut the deficit to nine points at the half. The Norse then jumped on top of the Phoenix to open the second half, scoring the first 10 points and taking a 19-point lead just under 2 minutes into the second half.

The Phoenix was able to respond to that run by NKU, scoring 14 of the next 16 points to get within seven points at 52-45 with 13:47 left in the game. GB was within five points, its closest margin in the second half, with 6:11 to play before the Norse cruised to a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Sandy Cohen III scored 15 points and Kameron Hankerson added 13 points off the bench. Green Bay is now 2-11 in games where three players or fewer score in double figures.

Green Bay tied its season-high with 11 made 3-pointers and went 8-for-10 at the free throw line.

NKU dominated inside, scoring 36 points in the paint to GB's 18 points. The Norse had four players score in double-figures, led by Lavone Holland II with 16 points.

GB is back home for two more games next weekend, hosting Cleveland State (Jan. 25) on Thursday and Youngstown State (Jan. 27) on Saturday. The games will be part of Varsity GB and Hall of Fame weekend, with Saturday's game serving as the annual Prevea Health Blackout Cancer Game.

 

Kewaunee storms past Sturgeon Bay

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

The Kewaunee Storm girls basketball team started off strong and never looked back as they beat Sturgeon Bay 62-26.  The Storm set the pace in the first half with 37-13 advantage.  Sara Dax outscored Sturgeon Bay single-handily with a game-high 29 points.  Hailey DeGrave scored 12 for Sturgeon Bay in the losing effort.

 

 

Strong second half by Oconto dooms Sevastopol in girls basketball

 

 

By Eric Fischer


 

The Oconto girls took advantage of a strong second half to beat Sevastopol 59-33.  With only a 9 point first half advantage, Oconto outscored Sevastopol 38-21 in the 2nd half.  Oconto Junior, Mara Allen, led all scorers with 30 points.  Leading the way for Sevastopol was Lexie LeClair with 14.

Wisconsin Badgers even record with victory over Illini

 

 

By Eric Fischer


 

The Wisconsin Badgers (10-10, 3-4 conf.) stopped their 3-game skid with a win vs. Illinois at the Kohl Center. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 18 points.  Junior Ethan Happ chipped in with a double-double, chalking up 16 points and 10 rebounds.  The Badgers look to get over the .500 mark for the first time in 2018 and get its conference record to .500 when it travels to Iowa on Tuesday, January 23 with a 6 pm tip time.

 

Brewers invite three top prospects to Major League Spring Training

 

By Kent Berkley


 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that three of their top ten prospects will be invited to the Major League Spring Training camp.  Keston Hiura, last year's number one draft pick and ninth overall, will be the youngest player in camp.  The second baseman dominated offensively in the rookie league and Class A last year with a .371 average, 14 doubles, seven triples and four home runs in only 42 games.  Joining Hiura in camp will be Corbin Burnes a fourth-round pick in 2016 who was 8-3 with a 1.67 ERA in 26 starts at Class A and AA last season and Luis Ortiz who went 4-7 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 games at Class AA Biloxi.

 

 

Gibraltar falls short in comeback bid against Algoma


By Baxter Colburn



The Gibraltar Vikings (8-5, 6-4) almost pulled off an unbelievable comeback against the Algoma Wolves (6-6, 6-3) Friday night at Gibraltar High School. The Wolves would prevail 48-46 thanks to key free throwing shooting from senior guard Mikayla Haack who finished with 11 points.



Arguably the biggest story of the night was both leading scorers for both squads fouled out with under five minutes remaining. Without Makayla Guilette and Payton Pluff on the floor, the final minutes got wild.



Haack drained key baskets late to secure the victory late for Algoma despite best efforts from the Vikings offense. Unfortunately, bad passing and missed shots late dealt Gibraltar their fifth loss of the season.



Gibraltar returns to action on Saturday against Coleman while Algoma hosts Kewaunee on Tuesday.

Gibraltar girls basketball looks to sweep season series from Algoma on 105.1 MORE FM


By Tim Kowols


The Gibraltar girls basketball team looks to make it two in a row over their Packerland Conference rivals when they host Algoma tonight on 105.1 MORE FM.

 

On November 21, the Vikings maintained an 11-point lead going into halftime to defeat the Wolves 55-44 in Algoma. Raina Haleen (16) and Payton Pluff (14) each registered double digit scoring evenings while the Wolves' Sydney Zimmerman led the way with 16 points. The Vikings are coming off a 50-37 win last night over Sturgeon Bay, while the Wolves have not played in over a week due to weather, last defeating the Clippers on January 9 52-42.

 

Baxter Colburn and Jay Kita will have the call from Fish Creek beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pre-game show followed by the opening tip at 7:30. You can find the game on air at 105.1 MORE FM, streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, and video on Facebook Live.

Gibraltar Girls Shoot Past Sturgeon Bay


By Nick Freimuth


It was a quiet night across the Packerland Conference for high school hoops Thursday. A make-up game from Monday's snow storm had Gibraltar traveling to Sturgeon Bay. The varsity girls basketball game was controlled by the Vikings. Gibraltar was a 50-37 winner. Andie Rockendorf was Sturgeon Bay's high scorer with 10 points.

Eagles wrestling falls to Bulldogs 40-30 on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


The Southern Door Eagles took their fair share of forfeits, but could only muster one contested win in a 40-30 loss to the host Peshtigo Bulldogs in a match heard on 104.1 WRLU Thursday night. With wrestling starting at 160 pounds, the Bulldogs collected three pins to answer a pair of forfeits for the Eagles as action flipped to the lighter weights. Freshman Griffin Slezewski took state ranked Zach Wauters the distance but fell in a close regular decision in one of the best matches of the evening. Southern Door ended their evening with Grant Englebert wrestling up two weight classes to get a pin over Devyn Wauters in 3:47.

The Eagles will head to Sheboygan North Saturday for multi-team tournament.  The next Eagles Wrestling broadcast will be next Thursday when Oconto visits Brussels on "Old School Night" with action taking place in the old high school gym.

Another score we have available is Luxemburg-Casco shutting out Waupaca 83-0 with state champion Bryce Bosman's 16-0 technical fall the only match to not end in six points for the Spartans.

Green Bay Falls at Home to League-Leading Wright State 80-67



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


After picking up a much-needed win on Monday night against its rival, Green Bay ran into a league-leading Wright State team on Thursday night that entered the game as one of the hottest teams in the country and left the Resch Center the same. The Phoenix (8-14, 3-6 HL) fell 80-67 to the Raiders (15-5, 7-0 HL), trying to make things interesting in the second half after trailing by as many as 23 points, but was unable to climb all the way back.

Senior Khalil Small led the Phoenix with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes. Small has now scored 21 points or more in five of his last six games and also moved into 24th place all-time on the Green Bay career scoring list with 1,116 points. The Chicago-native passed Terry Evans and is now 20 points shy of tying former-teammate Jordan Fouse for 23rd all-time.

GB fell behind 12-2 to start the game and eventually trailed 26-9 with 8:03 left in the first half. Wright State took a 36-26 lead into halftime and finished 6-for-11 from the 3-point line over the first 20 minutes.

Small scored 17 points in the second half and the Phoenix scored 41 as a team, but the Raiders shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) and scored 44 points of its own. WSU hit another five 3s in the second half and scored 22 of their 36 points in the paint as well.

David Jesperson scored 14 points, making three 3s and grabbing six rebounds. The 14 points scored is a personal-high in Horizon League games this year for the senior, who has now started in all 22 games and played 27 minutes in the game.

The Phoenix finished just 8-for-32 from long range, its most 3-point attempts in any HL game this season. PJ Pipes and Sandy Cohen III were both cold from the field, combining to shoot just 1-for-14 from the field and 0-for-9 from 3-point range.

Kameron Hankerson also finished in double-figures with 10 points, a game after scoring a career-high against Milwaukee on Monday.

GB will have another tough task in its next game on Saturday, when it plays host to Northern Kentucky (13-6, 6-1 HL) at the Resch Center. The game will tip at 12 noon and it's also a Bud Light Night ($2 24 oz. beers).

No. 23/22 Green Bay Shines on Both Ends of the Floor in 85-27 Victory at Detroit Mercy



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


No. 23/22 Green Bay dominated on both sides of the floor Thursday night at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich., as the Phoenix held the Titans to the second-fewest points in the program's division I era in the 85-27 victory. It was also the fewest points scored in Detroit Mercy's history, besting the previous mark of 31.

Although the Titans only managed to score six points in the first half, they were on the board first after Brittany Jackson found the bottom of the net on the first offensive possession. Green Bay quickly responded with a 19-0 run, nine of which were scored by senior Jessica Lindstrom, and led things 19-6 at the end of the frame.

Green Bay set a record, one that can never be bested, for fewest points in a quarter in the second period and held Detroit Mercy scoreless for the full 10 minutes. The Phoenix matched its offensive production from the opening quarter and scored 19 points to own a 38-6 advantage at the half.

After back-to-back games of holding its opponents to 12 points, Green Bay cut that number in half and allowed just six after forcing the Titans to shoot 3-for-20 from the field and surrender 17 turnovers. The 32-point advantage at the break was a season high for Green Bay, overtaking the previous mark of 24 against Bradley on Dec. 16.

Green Bay enjoyed its most productive quarter of the evening in the third, scoring 26 points and once again holding UDM to single digits with only six. The Phoenix carried a 64-12 lead into the final period after shooting 58.3% from the floor in the third.

The Titans' offense proved to be more productive in the final minutes, reaching double digits in the quarter and outscoring its previous three quarters combined. Green Bay, however, went on to secure the second-largest margin of victory in the division I era at 58 points, second only to the program's 84-25 victory over Youngstown State on Feb. 5, 2011.

Frankie Wurtz scored a game-high 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting, followed closely by Jessica Lindstrom with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes.

Green Bay scored a season-high 85 points in the victory and shot 50% (30-60) from the field. Green Bay's bench poured in a season-high 48 points and was led by freshman Lyndsey Robson with a career-high 12 points and Madison Wolf with 12 points.

Green Bay returns to the court and closes out its three-game road trip on Saturday at Oakland, taking the floor at the O'rena at 2 p.m. CT.

Southern Door Wrestling looks to rebound against Peshtigo on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


Coming off of a tough, hard-fought loss to Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol last week, the Southern Door Eagles head to Peshtigo Thursday for a Packerland Conference dual meet against the host Bulldogs. Following their 37-34 loss to the Clippers, the Eagles headed to New London for combined varsity and JV tournament. Kyle Conard (106) and Griffin Slezewski (113) each finished as runner-ups.

 

Peshtigo did not have a dual meet last week due to weather, but did finish 2nd in their own tournament last Saturday, finishing behind Marinette. Tournament champions for the Bulldogs included Zach Wauters (113), Max Rauch (145), and Gavin Brissette (285). Peshtigo earned their first Packerland Conference win two weeks ago against Oconto.

 

Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call on 104.1 WRLU, streamed online at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, and on Facebook Live beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the prematch show and the first whistle at 7 p.m.

Packers Promote Policy To Chief Operating Officer

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have promoted Ed Policy to chief operating officer and general counsel, President/CEO Mark Murphy announced today.

"I'm pleased to promote Ed to this new position," Murphy said. "He's been an outstanding leader for us and has shown tremendous growth in recent years. His work on Titletown has been excellent, and will be invaluable to the organization and community for years to come. I'm confident that Ed will excel in this new role and the structure will benefit the organization."

Policy, who is beginning his seventh season with the Packers, will take on a greater role in overseeing the business operations of the organization, including sales, marketing and human resources, in addition to his current responsibilities. He also represents the team at the NFL level on legal and compliance matters.

"I'm very appreciative of the opportunity to serve the Packers in this role," said Policy. "With recent expansion and renovations at Lambeau Field and the planning and opening of Titletown, we have grown in so many ways that are enhancing the organization and community. I'm looking forward to continuing to help the Packers make a positive impact on our own operations as well complement the promising economic development in our area."

In leading the organization's development of Titletown, the nearly 45-acre mixed-use real estate development immediately west of Lambeau Field, Policy is maximizing its unique location to attract visitors, spur regional economic growth and offer amenities to residents. Titletown also complements the greater Green Bay area's draw as an excellent location to live, work, play and visit on a year-round basis. Planning continues on phase two of the development after a successful opening of phase one, which includes a vibrant park with an ice rink and tubing on Ariens Hill, as well as tenant partners Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, Hinterland Restaurant and Brewery and the award-winning Lodge Kohler hotel.

Additionally, the TitletownTech partnership with Microsoft will usher in enhanced economic expansion in Northeastern Wisconsin and beyond by bringing a startup accelerator, innovation lab and venture capital fund in a state-of-the-art workspace in Titletown.

Policy, who joined the Packers Aug. 1, 2012, has an extensive background which includes work in professional football with the Arena Football League and NFL, and broad legal experience with litigation, sports labor relations, sports facility construction and commercial real estate.

His professional sports experience includes nine years (2001-09) with the Arena Football League, including a period (2008-09) in which he served as commissioner, president and CEO. He also served as deputy commissioner and president (2006-08), chief operating officer (2004-06) and executive vice president – strategic league development and legal affairs (2001-04). During his tenure with the league, he oversaw all business and operations of the AFL, including strategic development, legal affairs, sales, finance, marketing, broadcasting, digital media, football operations, labor relations, events and human resources.

Policy also served as an executive consultant with the NFL (2009-10), a position in which he advised and assisted NFL senior management in strategic and development matters and also worked with senior executives on special projects within various business areas.

A Midwestern native, Policy was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors in accounting with an emphasis in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 and a law degree from Stanford University in 1996. In the Green Bay community, he serves on the board of directors of the Brown County United Way, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Green Bay YMCA, as well as on the community leadership council of Achieve Brown County.

High Scoring Night In Packerland Conference Boys Basketball


By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door Eagles remain undefeated in Packerland Conference boys basketball following an impressive 93-59 win over Gibraltar. Sam Gerend and Kyle Daoust were on fire Tuesday night. Gerend tallied 25 points including four three's and just one made free throw. Daoust did the dirty work earning all 24 of his points inside the arc. Ryan Claflin added 16 points in the win. Gibraltar was led by Ryan Kropuenske's 12 points. He was the only Viking to reach double digits. The Eagles soared to (8-0) while the Vikings sunk to (1-7).

 

Sturgeon Bay shutdown Algoma last night 82-49. The Clippers got the best game quite possibly to date of Carson Talbert's career. The 6'6" Talbert went off for a Packerland Conference high for Tuesday night 29 points. Mitchell Jackson poured in 12 points while playing the point and Jared Van Bramer scored 11 points in the victory. Dillon Dean, Mitchell Zimmer and Aidan Wallace all scored nine points  apiece for Algoma.

 

The Storm topped Sevastopol at Kewaunee Tuesday 69-53. Nelson Demmin led the Pioneers with 16, Robby Pollman added 15 and Johnny Jorns chipped in 12 in the loss. Alex Hewett led a balanced Kewaunee attack with 16 points.

 

Luxemburg-Casco fell to rival Denmark 74-60 Tuesday. The Spartans had a dismal first half trailing 38-24 and were unable to recover.

Davante Adams Pro Bowl Bound

By Green Bay Packers

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has been named to the Pro Bowl roster, the league announced today. He replaces Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who is unable to participate due to injury.

 

This is Adams' first trip to the Pro Bowl and marks the ninth consecutive year that Green Bay has had an offensive player in the Pro Bowl. He led the Packers with 74 receptions for 885 yards (12.0 avg.) and 10 receiving touchdowns (tied for No. 2 in the NFL) in 2017. Adams was the only player in the league to register 70-plus receptions and 10-plus receiving TDs during the both the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He joined Jordy Nelson (2014, 2016), Antonio Freeman (1997-98), Sterling Sharpe (1992-94) and Don Hutson (1941-43) as the only players in franchise history to register 10-plus TD catches in consecutive seasons (12 TD catches in 2016). Adams has recorded the fourth-most receptions (237) and receiving touchdowns (26) by a Green Bay player in their first four seasons in the NFL (according to the Elias Sports Bureau).

All Door County Snowmobile Trails Open

By Denise Denil

 

As of Tuesday at 9:00 AM all Door County snowmobile trails were open to riders. It marks the first time this season that all trails now including the Southwest section are open. All Door County snowmobile trails are listed as poor.


 

Riders are reminded to stay on marked trails only. Many gracious landowners have given their permission to use their land for our trail system. Please help the county continue to receive permission for future trails by respecting private property. You can check their website at http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks for updates and maps of the trail system.

Kewaunee County opens their snowmobile trails


By Tim Kowols


Conditions may be poor, but Kewaunee County snowmobilers can finally have their day on the trails. The trail system opened to riders Tuesday afternoon after a winter storm on Monday dumped nearly a foot in some areas. According to the Kewaunee Parks Department, the trail does have some rough and icy patches. Snowmobilers can check the Parks Department Web site or call 920-388-7199 for up-to-date information on the trails' status.

Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Open Up


By Jennifer Schneider




KEWAUNEE, WI – Snowmobilers will be able to take to nearly 205 miles of Kewaunee
County trails effective Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00PM.
The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department reports the opening of all
four snowmobile sections, which includes use of the Ahnapee State Trail that connects
Kewaunee County to Door County, as well as the communities of Algoma, Casco,
Kewaunee and Luxemburg and three Kewaunee County owned parks.
The six snowmobile clubs that check in with the Kewaunee County Promotion &
Recreation Department to share condition updates say even though the trails are groomed
and open, riders should still use caution in certain areas as most are in poor condition.
"We only have a base of 3-6 inches of snow on the trails and looking at the forecast in
the days ahead, we could end up closing by the weekend, which is why we will keep
snowmobilers updated on our 24-Hour Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation
Hotline at (920) 388-7199," says Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotion &
Recreation Director.
The Promotion & Recreation Department also reminds riders that anytime the trails are
open, they need to watch out for rough patches and ice peeking through the packed down
snow as well as thin ice on waterways and swamps, open water and slush. It's also
important for snowmobilers to stay on the marked trails for their safety and as a courtesy
to others.
"We love having the trails in use and seeing people embrace winter in Wisconsin, but we
want to remind all snowmobilers to respect the property and privacy of the hundreds of
gracious landowners who are responsible for providing Kewaunee County its trails," says
Jennifer Schneider, Kewaunee County Tourism Coordinator & Public Information
Officer.

3/4 Door County Snowmobile Trails Open

Denise Denil

 

The southeast, central and north sections of the Door County Snowmobile Trail System are now open but conditions are listed as poor. The southwest section 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.


 

You can check for the latest trail conditions and find trail maps for Door County by clicking on the link for the Door County Parks Department website here, http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks.

Cohen, Hankerson and Small Each Score Over 20 Points in OT Win Over Milwaukee


By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Sandy Cohen III (29 points) and Kameron Hankerson (24 points) each scored career-highs on Monday night against in-state rival Milwaukee, with Khalil Small scoring 22 points of his own in Green Bay's 99-92 dramatic overtime victory at the Resch Center. The Phoenix (8-13, 3-5 HL) and Panthers (9-11, 2-5 HL) were tied at 92-92 in the overtime period, before Hankerson buried a transition 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to give the Phoenix the lead for good.

Cohen III scored 17 of his career-high 29 points in the first half, shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and 6-for-6 at the free throw line. The redshirt-junior also notched his second career double-double this season, finishing with 10 rebounds in 42 minutes.

Head coach Linc Darner played four players 40 or more minutes in the game, with the senior Small logging a career-high 44 minutes. Small finished with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, scoring 11 of those points in the second half four of them in the overtime period.

Green Bay had a chance to take the lead in regulation with only 18 seconds left, when Cohen drew the foul attacking the rim. He made the first free throw to tie the game, before missing the second attempt. GB then forced Brock Stull into a contested shot that caromed off the rim and into Manny Patterson's hands to force OT.

The Phoenix had been grinding through the rigors of a busy schedule, having now played six Horizon League games in only 13 days, and will now prepare for two more games this week. GB will host Wright State, which defeated Youngstown State tonight, on Thursday night before welcoming Northern Kentucky, which knocked off Cleveland State tonight as well, on Saturday.

GB trailed by 13 points in the first half at 27-14, before freshman Will Chevalier hit a big 3 to stop the Panthers momentum. The Phoenix then scored 21 of the next 29 points to tie the game at 35-35 with just over 5 minutes left in the half. Milwaukee would take a one-point lead into the break.

PJ Pipes was the fourth Phoenix player to finish in double-figures, notching 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. Pipes played a career-high 42 minutes, while Cohen III logged 42 minutes as well.

Manny Patterson grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in 21 minutes, battling against the Milwaukee post players all evening. Patterson grabbed big rebounds late in the second half and overtime when the GB defense picked up some stops.

Milwaukee scored 40 points in the paint to Green Bay's 24, but GB received 30 points off the bench compared to the Panthers' 13 points.

The 11 3-pointers made by the Phoenix ties its season-high, while the 99 points is also a new season-high against Division I teams this year.

Green Bay has now won five-straight games in the rivalry series against Milwaukee, while Darner improves his record to 5-1 against the Panthers.

The Phoenix will now host the top two teams in the Horizon League standings in Wright State and NKU. The Raiders visit for a 7 p.m. showdown on Thursday night at the Resch Center.

No. 23/24 Green Bay Hands IUPUI its First Loss in Conference Action, Moves into Tie for First



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


The Green Bay women's basketball team handed IUPUI its first loss in conference play on the road Thursday night, defeating the Jaguars 60-34 at the Jungle to move into a tie for first place in the league.

Green Bay (15-2, 5-1) gave its welcome to IUPUI (13-4, 5-1) by locking down the Jags from the opening tip, allowing just seven points in the first quarter of play. It didn't go up from there for IUPUI, as the Phoenix continued its stifling defense well into the second frame and allowed only five points, leading things 34-12 as the teams stepped off the floor for halftime.

IUPUI finally reached double digits in a single quarter in the third, scoring 11 points after Macee Williams completed an and-one with 1:11 to play. The Phoenix still bested the Jags' in the quarter, however, adding 12 points to its tally with Jessica Lindstrom adding five of her own.

The Phoenix continued its flight towards victory in the final period of action, opening with an 8-2 run in the first 2:29 to lead 54-25. Green Bay eventually went on to down IUPUI, 60-34, and move into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings.

Allie LeClaire led the Phoenix with 20 points, the third time this season the senior has reached that mark, and shot a nearly perfect 8-for-9 from the field. The guard also finished 2-for-2 from beyond the arc, grabbed two rebounds and doled out two assists.

Jessica Lindstrom was also a big contributor to the Phoenix offense, scoring 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and knocking down a trio of three-pointers to go along with a team-high seven rebounds.

Karly Murphy scored in double figures for the second-straight game and the seventh time this season, adding 10 points on a 5-of-10 shooting clip. The redshirt freshman also grabbed six rebounds and tallied four assists.

Green Bay shot above 50% for the fifth time this season at 51.1% (24-27), while limiting the Jaguars to just 10-of-40 from the field. The Phoenix also enjoyed a 50% (6-12) clip from downtown while IUPUI struggled at 10.5% (2-19).

Green Bay dominated inside against IUPUI, owning a 36-8 advantage and staying perfect in that category this season.

The Phoenix only held a slight advantage in the turnovers category, surrendering 13 to the Jaguars' 15, but made up for it with a 24-6 advantage in points off turnovers.

Green Bay continues its action on the road this Thursday, taking on Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall at 6 p.m. CT.

Southern Door Middle School Wrestling Sixth At Ashwaubenon Tourney

By Kevin Slezewski

 

The Southern Door Eagles Middle School Wrestling team placed 6th in the 5th annual Duels in the Jungle at Ashwaubenon on Saturday.   The ten team dual format tournament featured several very strong area teams.  Competing in five rounds of team duels allowed our young team to get some much needed experience.  They won two rounds.  Team results per round were:

Luxemburg-Casco 101   Southern Door 18
Southern Door 40   Mishicot 31
Southern Door 49   Lombardi/Franklin/Washington 44
Seymour 45   Southern Door 33
Edison/Red Smith 52   Southern Door 42


Next up is a dual meet at Peshtigo on Thursday night.

Eagles Youth Wrestling Team Sixth At Kewaunee Invite

By Kevin Slezewski

 

It was a hard fought day for 20 Southern Door Youth Wrestlers at the Kewaunee Youth Tournament on Saturday as the team placed sixth.  Individual results were as follows:

 

1st Place - Cruz Anschutz, Clark LeFevre, Jonah LeFevre, Chase Massart, Dylan Kaye

 

2nd Place - Zak Wrobel, Lance Veeser, Oliver Wilke, Austin Ferron, Colton Valley

 

3rd Place - Axel Anderson, Trevin Veeser, Keagan Wiesner, Brock Beyer, Wyatt Wilke, Justin Jandron

 

4th Place - Gavin Geisel, Delaney Wilke, Keny Lynch

 

5th Place - Jade Wrenn

Southern Door Varsity Wrestling Gains Experience In New London

By Jerry Englebert

Saturday's Cutler Classic Wrestling Tournament in New London was a good day for Southern Door.  This tournament has varsity and JV in the same gym so the coaches can see most matches.  They also allow coaches to move wrestlers between the two to get the best match ups.



Southern Door's best finishers were Kyle Conard (106) and Griffin Slezewski (113) both finishing runner up.  Their brackets were very similar.  Both were the #3 seed and started with a bye followed by a pin, then a tough win by decision to make the finals where they met some of the best in the state.



Kyle's win in the semi's was a come from behind victory that really showed a lot of poise for a freshman.  After giving up a take down and near fall Kyle battled back with a reversal and near fall of his own in the second to close the gap.  In the third period he scored more near fall to take the lead and control of the match.  In the finals Kyle faced Carter Greening of Weyauwega Freemont who is currently ranked #4 in division III.  Greening is very solid on top and rides legs much like Kyle.  Unfortunately Kyle doesn't have the defensive experience needed yet to counter Greening.



Griffins win in the semi's was also a very good win.  Last week we worked on a position he feels comfortable in but wasn't scoring from.  With the minor adjustment we made in practice Friday he was able or not only score the take down but also get back points out of it in the first period to set the tone and control the match.  In the finals Griffin faced Koltin Grzybowski of Coleman who is a returning state champion and currently ranked #1 in division III.  Grzybowski is one of the most technically sound and explosive wrestlers we'll see in any division.  Griffin started out strong getting to a leg on Grzybowski but was unable to finish.  Griffin did earn a couple escapes but could not match up to difference in experience.



This was a perfect tournaments for both as they pulled upsets it the semi's and then were able to see how they compared to Wisconsin's top wrestlers in the finals.  The type of bracket that really allows a young wrestler to gain confidence and the motivation to keep improving.  Very proud of the fight and determination both showed to avoid getting pinned in the finals as well.  Both are very coachable and we'll watch the film, work on the improvements in practice and keep trying to close the gap.



Another highlight for the day was Austin Falish in the JV 106-113 bracket.  Wrestling behind Kyle and Griffin, and naturally weighing about 106, Austin finds himself having to wrestle up at 120 or share time on varsity in duals.  Today,  Austin was in a 6 man round robin bracket where he was finally able to wrestle at the right weight which gave him the opportunity to work on his technique and gain valuable mat time experience.  Austin's only loss was buy decision to a familiar opponent in Ben DeNamur or Sturgeon Bay.  Ben is typically Sturgeon Bay's varsity 113 wrestler and wrestled for the Southern Door Middle School program last year.



A little short handed today as Grant Englebert (138) earned a first round win by pin but then headed home with the flu.  Santtu Kiljunen (285) was also home with the flu and Seth Suess (182) is recovery from an elbow injury he sustained in his win Thursday night.



Next up is Peshtigo on Thursday.  Next Saturday will be the Sheboygan North Raider Invite for the varsity and Bayport for the JV.

Door County Co-Op High School Swim Team Showing Early Season Success

By Jeff Norton

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door boys coop swim team was in the 10 team Sheboygan South Invitational and came away with a seventh place finish out of ten teams.

The meet started with the team of Evan Smith, Brock Aune, Luke Bousley, and Will Albertson finishing 8th in the 200 medley relay.

Next up was Luke Bousley who took 4th place in the 200IM with a time of 2:12.33 and was followed by Will Albertson taking home 22nd in the 50Free. Brock Aune was up next in the 100Fly and he finished 2nd in 56.22 seconds.

In a great head to head swim Bousley narrowly edge out teammate Evan Smith in the 100Free with times of 52.8 and 53.2 to take 5th and 6th place respectively. The 200Free Relay was next and the same team of 4 swam 1:39.50 for a 3rd place finish.

Festivities ended on a high note in the 100 Breaststroke as Will Albertson swam 1:12.3 to take home 12th and was outdone by teammate Aune who broke the pool record by going 1:00.83, but was beat out 2 heats later by K. Neverman of Green Bay United.

Green Bay Closes Out Homestand with Wire-to-Wire Win Over Cleveland State

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

The Green Bay women's basketball team wrapped up its homestand with a 3-0 record after taking down Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon, 69-43, in front of 2,441 fans at the Kress Center.

The Phoenix (14-2, 4-1) scored the first six points of the game on consecutive possessions in the opening minutes of action, eventually working to an 11-2 lead before forcing the Viking (11-6, 3-3) to call a timeout with 6:21 remaining in the quarter.

Not much would change as time continued to wind, with Green Bay constructing a 17-3 advantage after Jessica Lindstrom drained a three-pointer as time expired in the frame.

Green Bay continued to dominate on both ends of the floor deep into the second period of action, opening with a 16-2 run that granted Green Bay a 33-7 lead. The Phoenix defense held the Vikings to just 12 first-half points, the lowest mark by a Green Bay opponent this season.

Cleveland State battled back in the third, outscoring the Phoenix 21-17 after closing with a 7-0 run. Green Bay, however, still carried a 52-33 lead into the final 10 minutes of action.

The Phoenix closed the game out strong in the fourth, opening with a 7-0 run and eventually securing its 15th-consecutive win over CSU, 69-43.

The 69 points scored by the Phoenix is a season-best in the Horizon League slate.

Jessica Lindstrom led the Phoenix with 16 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in 28 minutes. Lindstrom has now amassed 842 career rebounds at Green Bay, one shy of Julie Wojta's fifth-place mark of 843 on the program's all-time list.

Karly Murphy was the lone member of the Phoenix squad to join Lindstrom in double figures, as the redshirt freshman added 10 points in 22 minutes.

CSU's Jade Ely scored a game-high 17 points on a 4-for-8 shooting performance in 26 minutes. As a team, Cleveland State struggled to shoot from everywhere on the floor, finishing 12-for-46 (26.1%) from the field and 4-for-22 from beyond the arc.

Green Bay held an edge on the boards for the 14th game this season, outrebounding the Vikings 42-29. The Phoenix also held an advantage in points in the paint (40-8), points off turnovers (22-8), second-chance points (16-9) and fast break points (6-0).

Green Bay will return to the road for its next matchup, traveling to Indianapolis, Ind., for its first pairing with IUPUI since the Jaguars joined the league. The game will tip at 6 p.m. on Monday night inside IUPUI's gymnasium, the Jungle.

IUPUI Controls the Glass in Green Bay's 67-61 Loss, Patterson Nets Career-High 14 Points

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


The Green Bay men's basketball team will look forward to returning home to the Resch Center next week, after dropping its fifth-straight game in Horizon League play and fourth-straight game on the road on Friday night at IUPUI. The Phoenix (7-13, 2-5 HL) fell 67-61 to the Jaguars (6-11, 3-3 HL) at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, playing its fifth game in 10 days and facing IUPUI for the second time already during that stretch.

Green Bay lost to IUPUI 67-63 last Tuesday (Jan. 2), and it was a familiar story again on Friday night with a similar 67-61 score. GB surrendered 17 offensive rebounds to the Jaguars, 10 days after allowing 16 in the two team's first meeting at the Resch Center.

The 61 points scored are the fewest the team has scored in any Horizon League game this season, while the cold shooting continued from 3-point range, with GB finishing just 4-for-16 from beyond the arc. After hitting 11 3s against both Detroit Mercy and Oakland to open league play, the Phoenix has shot just 25 percent since, going 28-for-112 in the five games since and went 5-for-33 in the two meetings against IUPUI.

Manny Patterson scored a career-high 14 points in just 19 minutes of action, battling foul trouble all night after picking up his third midway through the first half. Patterson finished 5-for-7 from the field and 4-for-5 at the free throw line, while grabbing eight rebounds in his second-straight start.

The Phoenix cut the deficit to just five after Kameron Hankerson hit a jumper with 13 minutes left, capping off a 7-0 run by the team. GB then trailed by just six at 51-45 coming out of the under-12 media timeout, before IUPUI rattled off a 10-0 run, pushing its lead to the largest it was all game at 16 points.

Hankerson netted 16 points in the defeat, going 6-for-12 from the field and grabbing six rebounds. The sophomore had scored just 11 total points in his last two games, and also grabbed only three boards in those contests as well.

Senior Khalil Small had his 20-game streak of scoring in double-figures snapped in the loss, finishing with just seven points on a cold 3-for-12 shooting night. Small had scored more than 20 points in each of his last three games, and entered the game second in the HL in scoring with 21.3 PPG.

GB fell behind 7-0 early before eventually taking a 10-9 lead just over 8 minutes into the game. IUPUI followed that with an 8-0 run and held onto the lead for the remainder of the night, which totaled just over 35 minutes.
David Jesperson also finished in double-figures with 10 points, knocking down two of his team's four 3-point makes.

Green Bay finished with just 8 assists compared to 14 turnovers, its fifth-straight game finishing with more turnovers than assists. GB did force IUPUI in 17 turnovers and turned that into 17 points on the other end.

A much-needed lengthy stay in Green Bay is up next for the Phoenix, which will play its next five games at the Resch Center. GB welcomes in-state rival Milwaukee on Monday night on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, before hosting Wright State (Thursday) and Northern Kentucky (Saturday) in the days following.

Southern Door boys handle Algoma in basketball

 

 

By Kent Berkley


 

The Southern Door Eagles pulled away from Algoma in the second half to cap off a 73-51 victory.  Southern Door was up 39-29 at halftime and came out strong after the break to build up a comfortable lead.  Kyle Daoust led the way with 24 points for the Eagles and Sam Gerend chipped in with 19.  Aiden Wallace led the Wolves with 20 points.

 

Knights of Columbus to sponsor free throw contest

 

 

By Kent Berkley


 

Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local Knights of Columbus free throw championship to be held at 4:00 p.m. on January 19th at the St. John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay.  The contest will begin at 4:30 following registration and a brief warmup.  Winners will have the opportunity to progress through local, district and state competitions.

 

There is no participation fee.  Participants must furnish proof of age and parent or guardian consent.  Last year more than 120,000 young people participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

Brewers sign veteran pitcher J.J. Hoover for bullpen insurance

 

 

By Kent Berkley


 

The Milwaukee Brewers signed a familiar foe to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to big league camp.  J.J. Hoover was signed to provide insurance to the bullpen and is likely to make the team as a middle innings bullpen option if he shows himself to be fully healthy.  Hoover became a free agent when he was non-tendered by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Dec. 1.  If he makes the team, Milwaukee will have up to two seasons of control before Hoover hits free agency.

 

The Brewers are very familiar with Hoover's abilities from his time as a divisional foe when he pitched for the Reds from 2012-2016.  The Hoover acquisition follows the Brewer's trend of finding reclamation projects who are above average strikeout pitchers.  Hoover fanned 11.8 batters per nine innings last season.

Gibraltar claims first Packerland victory against rival Sevastopol

The Gibraltar Vikings claimed their first Packerland Conference victory Friday night on the home court of rival Sevastopol High School.

After a slow start to the game for the Vikings, Trevor Reinhardt and Evan Henry took over for Gibraltar. A pair of late three point baskets late in the first half allowed for a big momentum shift before halftime. Reinhardt finished the night with 18 points while Henry tallied 13. The Vikings went into the break leading 38-26.

Sevastopol did their best to crawl back into the game with 18 points coming from young talent Robby Pollman. However, despite his terrific shooting it was not enough to pull the Pioneers within striking distance.

Gibraltar moves to 2-8 overall and 1-6 in conference play with their victory while the Pioneers fall to 3-9 and 0-7 in conference play. The Vikings are next in action on Saturday against the Gillett Tigers while Sevastopol takes on Kewaunee on January 16th.


 

Snowmobilers hopeful in losing battle against nature


By Tim Kowols


Snowmobilers in Door and Kewaunee County cannot catch a break again this year after many trails were closed or remained closed this week. In Kewaunee County, riders have had less than a week's worth of time to enjoy the trails on their snowmobiles over the last two years. As much as they would like to control the weather, Tom Kleiman from the Kewaunee Moonriders says snowmobilers have to be respectful of the land they are allowed to use for their trails.

 

Sturgeon Bay Announces New Athletic Director


By Nick Freimuth


Sturgeon Bay Athletics have a new front man ready to lead the Clippers starting with the 2018-2019 school year. Third grade teacher Todd Meikle will transition from math, science and social studies to the high school physical education. Meikle will take over for Randy Baumgartner who will retire at the end of this school year.

 

Meikle is a Sevastopol graduate of 1986 and earned his degree from the University of Green Bay after playing college basketball at East Mississippi Community College. He taught ten years in the Howard – Suamico School District and has been in the Sturgeon Bay School District for five years.

 

Meikle said, "It's always been a dream job of mine." As athletic director his top priority is to make people better, make programs better and encourage and support student athletes.

 

Todd will move to the high school next school year where he will join his wife Holly who teaches high school English. Their sons Rory and Rex each have attended Sturgeon Bay High School. Rory was a standout athlete and attended St. Norbert's and will be joining the NAVY. He heads out to basic training on February 8. Younger son Rex is a senior and also stars in multiple sports. Rex will attend the University of Wisconsin Stout and play football next fall.

 

Meikle is open to exploring co-op opportunities with other area schools and facilitating what is happening with current co-ops like swimming and wrestling. The new athletic director said soccer and swimming will be sports he is excited to learn more about and help grow the programs.

 

Another major area that needs improvement is the weight room. "Our program is built on how we use the weight room. We as an athletic program need to use the weight room to the fullest and we are not doing that right now. Our athletes need to get in there. (This is) one of the issues that needs to be fixed."

 

Meikle had nothing but extremely positive things to say about current athletic director Pat Blizel. He said there is a lot that he hopes to replicate that Blizel did extremely well. Todd wanted to thank Mr. Blizel for the stage that has been set for him and is hoping for a very smooth transition into the position starting July 1, 2018.

 

To listen to the interview in its entirety with Todd Meikle click on the audio links below (Two-Part Series):

 

Gibraltar Boys' Basketball travels to Sevastopol for Packerland Conference matchup on 105.1 MORE FM


By Tim Kowols


After earning their first win of the year against the Mishicot, the Gibraltar Vikings look to get their first conference win of the year Friday night when they face the Sevastopol Pioneers. Ryan Murphy and Trevor Reinhardt lead the Vikings in scoring this season on team that has been battling injuries all season long. The Pioneers are also looking for their first conference win of the season, but experience a successful road trip over Christmas break, winning the Lena Holiday Tournament. Leading the way for the Pioneers are Robby Pollman and Nelson Demmin.

 

Baxter Colburn and Jay Kita will have the call on 105.1 MORE FM beginning with the pre-game show at 7 p.m. and first tip is at 7:30 p.m. This marks the first of six Gibraltar basketball games that will be broadcast on 105.1 MORE FM and also on Facebook Live. Below is the rest of the schedule.

 
1/19 Girls vs. Algoma

1/29 Girls at Kewaunee

2/5 Boys vs Kewaunee

2/12 Girls at Sevastopol

2/22 Boys at Southern Door

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol clips Southern Door 37-34 on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


On a night when every point mattered and the pre-match lineups did not, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Peyton Hurth's second period pin at 132 pounds provided the difference in the Clippers' 37-34 victory over Southern Door. Both coaches played line-up roulette all night long with many wrestlers moving up weight classes to create better matchups and eliminate forfeits. The Clippers opened the scoring with three straight wins, include pins by Ezra Haight and Bruce Anschutz.  Caleb Buchberger stemmed the tide for the home squad with a 12-3 major decision, before the Clippers and Eagles traded pins in the heavier weights with Trevor Wilke registering one for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Seth Suess and Santtu Kiljuner collecting them for Southern Door. The Eagles soared back to the take the lead behind a forfeit at 106 and pins by Kyle Conard and Griffin Slezewski. Wyatt Coburn's decision and Hurth's pin eliminated the deficit and even the Clippers' conference record at 1-1. Southern Door falls to 0-1 in the conference.

 

Both teams head to New London this weekend for tournament. The Eagles will be back on 104.1 WRLU when they head to Peshtigo next Thursday.

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Green Bay Grinds Out 65-56 Victory Over YSU at Home



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Redshirt freshman Karly Murphy paced No. 25/24 Green Bay with 14 points and seven rebounds on Thursday night as the Phoenix improved to 13-2 on the season and 3-1 in Horizon League play with a 65-56 victory over Youngstown State at home.

Green Bay allowed the Penguins just nine points in the opening quarter of play, carrying a 14-9 lead into the second period of action after forcing YSU to go 4-11 from the field to open the game.

Youngstown State started out hot in the second and began to chip away at the deficit, outscoring Green Bay 13-12 to trail by just four points, 26-22, at halftime.

 

From the end of the second quarter to the 2:27 mark in the third, the Phoenix pieced together an 18-0 run and held the Penguins off the board for a total of nine minutes, 27 seconds. YSU managed to score just eight points in the third quarter, marking the 22nd time this season Green Bay held an opponent to single-digit scoring in a single quarter and the seventh in league play.

Green Bay struggled from the line in the fourth, going just 9-16 to round out a 15-for-30 performance in the game, but made plays down the stretch to secure a 65-56 victory at home.

The Phoenix owned a 28-10 advantage in points in the paint, remaining perfect in that category through 15 games. The nine turnovers surrendered by Green Bay tied the season low set last Saturday against Milwaukee and led to a 20-11 edge in points off turnovers.

Jessica Lindstrom tallied her eighth rebound of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes. Allie LeClaire joined Murphy and Lindstrom in double figures with 10 points in 36 minutes.

Green Bay will return to the court on Saturday when the squad welcomes Cleveland State to the Kress Center for a 1 p.m. tipoff.

All Door County Snowmobile Trails Now Closed

By Denise Denil

 

EFFECTIVE 8 A.M. THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 - Door county Snowmobile Trail in the SOUTHEAST section are now CLOSED. All snowmobile trails are now closed as a result of increased temperatures, rain and the lack of standing snow. Please respect landowners and do not ride on closed trails.


 

For more information on trails, conditions and other frequently asked questions check the Door County Parks Department website at http://map.co.door.wi/parks.

Southern Door High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2018

By Southern Door Athletic Booster Club

 

The Southern Door Athletic Booster Club is proud to announce its Hall of Fame induction class for 2018.  This year's inductees include Brian Flanigan class of 1993, and Adam Cochart class of 2002. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at half-time of the Eagles boys' basketball game vs Sturgeon Bay, in the Eagle gym.  Game time is 7:30 p.m.

 

Flanigan, a multi-sport, 11 varsity letter winner for the Eagles, competing in football, basketball, and track & field.  Brian excelled in football, and track receiving multiple 1st Team all-conference awards, as well as, being a member of the 1989 WIAA State Football Championship Team, and, a member of the 3, Packerland Conference Co-Championship Football Teams in 1990, 1991, & 1992.  In track he had all-conference discus honors, and qualified for the WIAA State Track & Field meet 3 times throwing the discus and shot put, as well as, a member of the WIAA State Track & Field Championship Team that set a state record for total team points scored at the state meet.  His excellence in football gave him the opportunity to play football at the University of Wisconsin under Coach Barry Alvarez where he played linebacker in 4 Bowl games, including the UW Badger winning Rose Bowl game.  Upon graduating UW-Madison with a business degree he returned to the Southern Door area, and entered his family's beverage distribution business, "Flanigan Distributing".  Currently, he is part owner and Principal of the business.  With Cherie Chaudoir, Brian, has two children, Brie (8) and Evin (4).

 

Cochart, participated in football, wrestling, and track & field at Southern Door High School, earning 11 varsity letters.  As an Eagle, Adam was a football stand-out receiving both offense and defense lineman all-conference awards, and a member of the 2  Packerland Conference Championship Football Teams in 1998 & 2000.  As a heavyweight wrestler, Adam, was also an all-conference award winner and qualified for WIAA State Wrestling meet in 2002.  In track & field, Adam earned all-conference honors and qualified for the WIAA State Track & Field meets in 2000, 2001, and 2002 throwing the shot put and discus. After graduating from SD, Adam attended UW-Stout earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education, a Masters of Science in Educational Technology from Marian University, and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from UW-Oshkosh.  He is presently an Engineering and Technology teacher at Bay Port High School in Green Bay.  Adam and his wife Rachel live in New Franken with their one- year old daughter Quinn and expecting their second child in February.

 

The Hall of Fame was established by the Southern Door Athletic Booster Club, to establish pride, preserve tradition, and honor former athletes and coaches who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics through their performance and representation of Southern Door High School.  Plaques honoring all inductees will be on display in lobby outside the Eagle Gym.

 

Nominations for induction class of 2019 can be submitted @sdboosters.com, hall of fame tab, contact SDABC Hall of Fame Chairperson Penny Wautier @jandpennywautier@yahoo.com or 920-493-1429. Deadline is November 15, 2018.

Southern Door Wrestling looks to rebound against Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


Just two days after a 51-21 loss at Two Rivers, the Southern Door Wrestling Eagles hope to rebound Thursday night when they host Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol under the spotlight. Injuries and bouts with sickness made the score even more lopsided, but Seth Suess continued his strong 2017-2018 campaign with a win while the lighter weights also gave the Eagles victories in the match.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will be coming off a long layoff after losing to Kewaunee last week 60-10. Jeremy Jorns and Ezra Haight are two of the leading wrestlers for the joint squad, picking up big points in recent weeks at area tournaments.

 

You can catch the match tonight with Tim Kowols and Greg Letter on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-match show and the first whistle at 7.

Small Scores 27, But Green Bay Falls in Third-Straight Road Game at UIC 84-73



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Green Bay made just seven of its 29 3-point attempts on Wednesday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, four of which came in the final 3 minutes with the game out of reach, before falling 84-73 at UIC in its third-straight road game. The Flames (7-10, 2-2 HL) shot 58 percent (32-for-55) from the field, while the Phoenix (8-11, 2-4 HL) shot 41 percent (27-for-66).

Khalil Small led Green Bay with 27 points and nine rebounds, increasing his streak of double-digit scoring games to 19-straight this season and 20-straight overall. Small finished 11-for-21 from the field and has now scored 20-plus points in each of his last three games, while finishing a rebound shy of recording his third career double-double.

UIC opened up a 15-2 lead right out of the gates, playing its first home Horizon League game of the season and just its fourth HL game so far this year. GB was playing its sixth HL game, and will play its seventh on Friday night at IUPUI, before playing its eighth on Monday night at the Resch Center against Milwaukee.

The Phoenix tried to make things somewhat interesting late in the game, going on a 12-2 run and scoring 11 points in the final 3 minutes of action. GB was able to cut the deficit to single digits at 82-73, but that came with only a minute to play and the Flames would score the final points of the game to end the improbable comeback.

The Flames made 12-straight shots at one point in the first half and GB went just 1-for-14 from 3-point range, with the Flames eventually taking a 42-25 halftime lead. The 25 points scored by the Phoenix in the first half are its fewest in any HL game this season and the second-fewest in any game this year.

GB was able to force UIC into 21 turnovers, the most its forced against any Division I opponent this season and the most turnovers the Flames have committed in their 17 games. The Phoenix scored just 24 points off those 21 turnovers, missing opportunities to chip away at its deficit, which it faced for nearly 37 minutes of the game.

Sandy Cohen III added 22 points, having now scored in double-figures in seven of his eight games played this season. Cohen also grabbed six rebounds and finished 7-for-15 from the field, a game after scoring 27 points at YSU.

UIC scored 45 points in the paint, compared to Green Bay's 25. Both teams finished an identical 12-for-15 from the free throw line.

The Flames were led by a quartet of players in double-figures, highlighted by Dikembe Dixson's 23 points on 10-for-12 shooting.

The busy travel schedule continues this week for Green Bay, which will now travel south to play IUPUI in Indianapolis on Friday night. The Jaguars knocked off Milwaukee on a last-second shot while Green Bay was in the locker room for halftime of its game, winning 72-71. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. ET.

Gutekunst Makes First Move As General Manager


By Nick Freimuth


The Brian Gutekunst Era has officially begun in Green Bay. The new general manager took no time to make his first signing. On Wednesday Gutekunst signed former Chicago Bears running back Joel Bouagnon. The Northern-Illinois graduate will join Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery and Devante Mays as the stable of running backs prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers released the following information on the first year back:

 

Bouagnon (jo-ELL bwon-NYO), a 6-foot-2, 230-pound first-year player out of Northern Illinois, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Bears on May 12, 2017. He was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 5 before being released by the Bears on Aug. 9. Bouagnon finished his collegiate career ranked No. 9 in school history in carries (600), No. 11 in rushing yards (2,911), No. 7 in rushing touchdowns (31) and No. 6 in total touchdowns (34). He earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior after posting a team-high 885 yards on 182 carries (4.9 avg.) with eight TDs. As a junior in 2015, he finished second in the conference with a career-best 1,285 yards on 283 carries (4.5 avg.) with a career-high 18 TDs on his way to first-team All-MAC recognition.

Southern Door Wrestling Falls To Two Rivers

By Jerry Englebert

 

Southern Door varsity wrestling lost a non-conference dual 51-21 Tuesday night at Two Rivers. Neither team was at full strength due to the flu and injuries but despite that there was some good wrestling.  Southern Door got off to a great start winning the first three matches but Two Rivers showed why they are ranked in Division 2 as a team through the middle.  Overall the Eagles won 5 of 11 contested matches but gave up too many bonus points in the matches they lost.  Individually Southern Door showed that they are young with a few mistakes but also showed good improvement.

Next up is parent's night this Thursday when we duel Sturgeon Bay.  On paper it looks to be tight match again this year.  Bonus points in the close matches will likely be the difference.

 
Here are the results from last nights wrestling dual meet at Two Rivers


113 Griffin Slezewski SD won by decision over Gabe Ragsdale TR 7-3

120 Ben Keilar SD won by fall over Cayden Murrock TR 3:59

126 Drew DeFere SD won by decision over Tayten Decker 4-2

132 Bailey Thelen TR won by fall over Reece Robillard SD 1:03

138 Joey Bianche TR won by fall over Grant Englebert SD 1:38

145 Aaron Ragsdale TR won by fall over Jared Conard SD 1:47

152 Trevor Pasek TR won by fft

160 Tyler Pasek TR won by decision over Caleb Buchberger SD 15-12

170 Bryce Reimer TR won by fft

182 Alex Richmond TR won by fft

195 Blase Guzman won by fall over Isaias Garcia SD 1:33

220 Seth Suess SD won by decision over Manny Cedano TR 11-5

285 Damien Bullock TR won by fall over Santte Kiljunen SD 1:59

106 Kyle Conard SD won by fall over Ethan Maloney TR 1:47

Final score TR 51 SD 21

YMCA Volleyball League Results & Standings


By Nick Freimuth


This year may quite possibly the closest the A League has ever been atop the the Door County YMCA Co-Ed Volleyball League. A total of four teams are all within one game of each other following Monday night's play. The B League has seven games separating first and second place. Here is a look at this week's results and league standings as provided by Tyler Powell:

 

A LEAGUE:

Music Masters DJ's defeated Olson Dental 3-0 (15-1; 15-8; 15-7)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Some Spike It Hot 3-0 (15-12; 15-12; 15-5)

Door County Fire Co. defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-10; 15-11; 15-13)

The Caffeinators – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     13-5

Some Spike It Hot                               12-6

Nicolet Beach Concessions            12-6

Music Masters DJs                       12-6

Olson Dental                              5-13

Boom Town                                        5-13

The Caffeinators                         4-14

 

 

B LEAGUE:

Brick Lot 1 defeated Bay Ship Sharks 3-0 (15-12; 15-9; 15-10)

Redroom defeated Hatco Serve-Rites 3-0 (15-11; 15-4; 15-7)

Bull Pen defeated Brick Lot 2 2-1 (15-9; 16-14; 11-15)

The Try-Hards defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (15-13; 7-15; 15-12)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             18-3

Hatco Serve-Rites                11-10

Peninsula Podiatry                11-10

Bull Pen                             10-11

Brick Lot 1                          10-11

Try-Hards                           9-12

Brick Lot 2                          8-13

Bay Ship Sharks                  7-14

Southern Door Youth Wrestlers Win Denmark Tournament

By Kevin Slezewski

 

It was a dominant Sunday for the Southern Door Eagles youth wrestlers at the Denmark Youth Tournament as they took first place as a team. Here is a look at the Eagles' individual results:

 

1st Place - Jonah LeFevre, Colton Valley, Gavin Geisel, Cruz Anschutz, Zack Lynch

2nd Place - Logan Motquin, Jade Wrenn, Clark LeFevre, Lance Veeser, Trevin Veeser, Ethan DeNamur, Cash Nellis

3rd Place - Keny Lynch, Trenton Krueger, Brock Beyer, Hailey Veeser, Zak Wrobel

4th Place - Jiohnni Oberleitner, Zachary Beyer

Only One Section Of Door County Snowmobile Trails Remains Open

By Denise Denil

 

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2018 AT 1 P.M.


THE NORTH AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE CLOSED EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2018 AT 1 P.M. DUE TO DETERIORATING CONDITIONS.


THE NORTH AND CENTRAL SECTIONS IS FROM CULVER'S RESTAURANT ON THE NORTH EDGE OF STURGEON BAY TO NORTH TO GILLS ROCK AREA.


THE SOUTHEAST SECTION OF THE DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS REMAINS OPEN AT THIS TIME.  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 X.


THE SOUTHWEST SECTION REMAINS CLOSED.


PLEASE RESPECT LANDOWNERS WISHES AND DO NOT RIDE ON CLOSED TRAILS.


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT http://map.co.door.wi/parks FOR THE MOST CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN DOOR COUNTY.

Meghan LaCrosse Eclipses 1,000 Career Points In Big Southern Door Win


By Nick Freimuth


Photos and video by Tracy LaCrosse

 

The road to 1,000 points for Southern Door senior Meghan LaCrosse has been a long and winding path to say the very least. The countless practices, Southern Door varsity road trips, AAU practices and tournaments, a broken ankle while training prior to her junior year. Through it all Meghan did it with her trademark smile, a lot of hard work and pure determination.

 

The Southern Door senior hit 1,000 career points with four minutes left in the second half of a 54-36 win over Gibraltar Tuesday. The basket came on, of all things, a hustle play. It was an offensive rebound off a missed free throw that got LaCrosse to the magic number.

 



The fleet-footed center has made a living on hustle plays. Her never ending effort has been on display for four years on the varsity level for Southern Door. This mark may have been set even earlier if the broken ankle doesn't happen heading into her junior year. It was just a bump in the road for Meghan.

 

While her basketball skills are incredible. Her work with 4H, at the county fair, on her family farm and in the classroom have impressed me the most. There are two things you can bet on occurring every year at the Door County Fair, the chocolate shakes will be incredible and Meghan LaCrosse will be there showing her steers.

 

During the recent streak of 20 to 30 below zero wind chills, most kids would be hunkered down inside. Not Meghan LaCrosse. She was not only at basketball practice, but doing chores and doing the "pre-season" work on her cattle for the 2018 Door County Fair.

 

LaCrosse has a 3.6 GPA and is deciding between Iowa State and Madison for college. She will be studying Agricultural BioChemistry. If she chooses Madison, she will try to play for the Badgers Women's Basketball Team as a walk-on.

 

There is no off-season for Meghan LaCrosse. Congratulations on eclipsing 1,000 career points for the Southern Door Eagles. This is a testament to the old adage, "Hard work really does pay off."

Meghan joined me live this morning on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Click on the link below to listen to that interview in its entirety:



To watch a short video of Meghan's 1,000th point being scored, click on the link below:

 

https://www.facebook.com/100006548508443/videos/2123777764517153/

Mike Daniels To Represent Packers In Pro Bowl


By Green Bay Packers


Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels has been named to the Pro Bowl roster, the league announced today. He replaces Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who is unable to participate due to injury.

 

This is Daniels' first trip to the Pro Bowl after being named an alternate each of the past three seasons. He started all 14 games he played in this season and recorded a career-best 72 tackles (42 solo) while finishing No. 3 on the team with five sacks. It marked the third-most sacks of his career (6.5 in 2013 and 5.5 in 2014). Daniels has recorded at least four sacks in each season since 2013, which is tied for No. 1 in the NFL among defensive tackles (according to pro-football-reference.com). He is the first Green Bay defensive lineman to make the Pro Bowl since B.J. Raji in 2011. Daniels joins Raji, Bob Brown (1972), Henry Jordan (1960-61, 1963, 1966) and Dave Hanner (1953-54) as the only Packers defensive tackles to make the Pro Bowl.

High School Girls Basketball Tuesday Night results


By Nick Freimuth


Kewaunee stayed tied atop the Packerland Conference with Southern Door after an impressive 56-16 win over Sevastopol Tuesday night. The Storm defense played extremely well holding the Pioneers top scorer, Amber Roalkvan to just six points.

 

Sturgeon Bay lost to Algoma 52-42. Hailey DeGrave led the Clippers with 11 points. The JV game was won on a buzzer beater in overtime by Jaden Adams. The JV Clippers beat the Wolves 37-34. To watch the game winning shot by Jaden Adams click on the link below:

 

https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.reinhardt.334/videos/10156314351232079/

Thunder girls rolls over Spartans 59-44 on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls fell to the Seymour Thunder 59-44 in a non-conference basketball game Tuesday night in Luxemburg on 96.7FM WBDK.

Luxemburg-Casco (8-3) trailed the second-ranked team in the state's Division II 21-7 early on as the Thunder's defense contained the Spartan's leading scorer Cassie Schiltz.  U.W.-Green Bay recruit Haley Oskey scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the first half for Seymour as the Thunder took a 34-16 lead into intermission.

Jenna Jorgenson help to keep the Spartans in the game scoring 12 of her team-high 17 points in the second half.  Schiltz finished with 11 points.  L-C could not get any closer than 11 points in the final minutes.

The next Spartan girls' basketball game broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM will be Friday, January 26.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15 p.m.  Game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

The remaining schedule of games broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM are listed below.

 

LUXEMBURG-CASCO BASKETBALL ON 96.7 WBDK

BOYS

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

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

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

 

GIRLS

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

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

Packerland Conference Girls Basketball Standings


By Nick Freimuth


Southern Door and Kewaunee are tied atop the Packerland Conference girls basketball standings. Each team has one loss in the regular season and Gibraltar is just one game back of the leaders. The girls schedule resumes tonight with a marquee match up including Southern Door and Gibraltar from the Town of Gardner. Here is a look at league standings before tonight's action as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          6                      1

Kewaunee                                 6                      1

Gibraltar                                    5                      2

Peshtigo                                    4                      3

Algoma                                      4                      3

Oconto                                       4                      4

NEW Lutheran                         2                      5

Sturgeon Bay                            1                      6

Sevastopol                                0                      7

Packerland Conference Wrestling Standings


By Nick Freimuth




 

Wrestling in the Packerland Conference will get back to the mats with a number of crucial duels taking pace this week. Southern Door and sturgeon Bay will wrestle live on 104.1 FM WRLU Thursday night. Here is a look at the current standings before wrestling begins this week as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                              1                      0                      0

Peshtigo                                                 1                      0                      0

Southern Door                                       0                      0                      0

Oconto                                                    0                      1                      0

Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol                    0                      1                      0

High School Hoops Monday Night Results


By Nick Freimuth




 

The Southern Door Eagles earned a little breathing room atop the Packerland Conference Monday night with a 76-70 win over Sturgeon Bay. At (6-0) the Eagles have a slight lead over Oconto. The Blue Devils have just one loss. The Clippers fell to (5-2) despite 18 points from Carson Talbert and 15 from Mitchell Jackson.

 

The Eagles were paced by Same Gerend's game-high 24 points. Kyle Daoust added 20 points in the win. Derik Leaptain and Ryan Claflin were difference makers as well tallying 13 points apiece for Southern Door.

 

Algoma picked up their second win in conference this season with a 62-37 win over Sevastopol.  One of the top big men in the Packerland Aidan Wallace scored 20 points to lead his Wolves to victory. Mitchell Zimmer scored 10 points in the win. Sevastopol now (0-6) in conference was unable to get a scorer into double digits. Algoma is now (2-4) in the Packerland.

 

Gibraltar fell to Peshtigo 53-44 in Fish Creek Monday night. The Bulldogs were led by Cameron Noffke's 20 points. The Vikings were led by Evan Henry and his 16 point performance.  Trevor Reinhardt added ten points in the loss. Peshtigo moved to (3-3) while Gibraltar fell to (0-6) in conference.

Spartan girls face big test against Seymour tonight on 96.7 FM WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls basketball will host the Seymour Thunder Tuesday night in a non-conference matc-hup of two top teams in the area.  The Spartans (7-2) won their last game against Oconto Falls 73-41 last Friday while Seymour (10-1) dominated Appleton Xavier 81-33.

The game will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off scheduled at 7:15pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

 

(photo compliments of Ron LeCloux)

Packers Announce Gutekunst As General Manager

The Green Bay Packers have named Brian Gutekunst general manager and Russ Ball executive vice president/director of football operations. The promotions were announced Monday by President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy.

 

"We could not be more excited to elevate Brian to the position of general manager," said Murphy. "He has earned this opportunity throughout his 19 years with the Packers, proving to not only be a skilled talent evaluator, but a trusted and collaborative leader. His time under the direction of former Packers general managers Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson will undoubtedly serve him well as we work toward our next Super Bowl championship. I am confident that he is the man that will help get us there."



"First, I'd like to thank my mentor, Ted Thompson, for his friendship, and I am happy that we will continue to have the chance to work together," Gutekunst said. "I want to thank Ron Wolf for giving me my first opportunity with the Packers, and of course Mark Murphy for the faith and trust he has placed in me moving forward. And finally, I must thank my wife, Jen, and our children for their constant sacrifice and unwavering support despite all of the time I have spent on the road and away from home. I look forward to getting to work with the rest of our talented personnel department and using every avenue available to build the Packers into a championship team again."



Gutekunst (GOO-tuh-kunst), the 10th person to hold the title of general manager for the Packers, will have complete control over all roster decisions, including the NFL draft and free agency, while leading Green Bay's scouting department. Ball will continue to manage the Packers' salary cap and serve as the chief contract negotiator while continuing to oversee several areas in football operations.



"Since joining the Packers in 2008, Russ has proven to be invaluable," said Murphy. "His salary-cap management and negotiating abilities are well known, but he has also provided tremendous leadership throughout football operations and served as a valuable liaison between the football and business sides of the organization. His diverse skills will remain important to our success moving forward, and I look forward to working with him even more closely in his new role."



Additionally, Murphy announced a change in the Packers' organizational structure as Gutekunst, Ball and Head Coach Mike McCarthy will all report directly to Murphy.



"The process of identifying our next general manager gave us the opportunity to analyze our entire football operation," said Murphy. "While we have enjoyed a lot of success, we need to improve. With that in mind, the head coach, general manager and executive vice president/director of football operations will report to me moving forward. While I understand this is a departure from the Packers' current structure, it will serve to increase the breadth and frequency of communication and collaboration. Ultimately, it will make the Packers better."



Gutekunst, who is entering his 20th season with the organization, has spent the past two seasons as the director of player personnel after serving as the director of college scouting for four years. He previously worked 11 seasons as a college scout in the Southeast region. Prior to that, Gutekunst served as a scout for the East Coast region from 1999-2000. Before joining the Packers full-time, he was a scouting assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998, a scouting intern for Green Bay in the summer of 1997 and assisted the New Orleans Saints' coaching staff in training camp in 1995.



Gutekunst played football for two years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and served as an assistant coach during his final two years at the school (1995-96) after a shoulder injury cut short his playing career. In 1995, he coached the linebackers as the Eagles finished 14-0 and won the Division III national championship.



Ball enters his 30th season in the NFL and 11th season in Green Bay. Since joining the Packers in 2008, he has worked in the role of the vice president of football administration/player finance. Prior to coming to Green Bay, Ball spent six seasons (2002-07) with the New Orleans Saints, serving as senior football administrator for four seasons and as vice president of football administration for the final two years. In 2001, he was the director of football administration for the Washington Redskins. From 1999-2000, Ball served as senior football administrator for the Minnesota Vikings. He began working in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent 10 seasons (1989-98), the final two in football operations as administrative assistant to then-head coach Marty Schottenheimer. He began his career with the Chiefs as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.



A 1981 graduate of Central Missouri State, Ball was a four-year letterman at center for the Mules. He served as head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Missouri from 1982-89 and earned his master's degree from Missouri in 1990.

Sturgeon Bay Soccer To Unveil State Soccer Banner Tonight


By Nick Freimuth





Tonight, (January 8th) the Sturgeon Bay boy's soccer team's Division 4  State runner up banner will be unveiled during halftime of the Boy's Basketball game. The varsity basketball game will begin around 7:00 PM when the Clippers host the Southern Door Eagles.


The banner will be revealed right after the dance team has completed their dance routine.

Southern Door Wrestling Results From Rocket Scramble


By Nick Freimuth



The Southern Door varsity wrestling team competed in the Rocket Scramble wrestling tournament last weekend at Cedar Grove. According to Coach Jerry Englebert, the Eagles' underclassmen showed great improvement and good reason for optimism.  "It was great to see what they have been working on in practice starting to work in matches.  As a team we placed 10th out of 18 teams which was good for our young team and a nice improvement.  Our best wrestling this year and definitely a step in the right direction."

 

Kyle Conard was Southern Door's top finisher at 106 pounds.  Englebert said, "Kyle had two nice wins by pin to start the day.  In his third match he was leading 5-0 before Helser from Shiocton injury defaulted.  Kyle then lost a touch match to Brillion.  Losing in a close match during the third period, he started forcing things and lost position which led to him giving up the pin but his effort was right.  Kyle bounced right back with another win by pin to finish second."

 

Grant Englebert moved up to 138 and finished third.  "Grant was out for the last couple tournaments due to injury and it was nice to get him back on the mat.  Grant also started with some good decisive wins but then had a tough loss before running into the #3 ranked wrestler in the state from Shiocton before bouncing back for third."

 

Seth Suess moved up to 195 and also finished third with three pins.  "Seth is always looking for the pin and fun to watch.  Losing by a couple points late in the third period of his last match he scored  a quick reversal and pin for the win."


Englebert ended, "Griffin Slezewski finished fifth bouncing back from a costly 5 point mistake late in his second match.  Wesley Wrobel also went 4-1 on the day."

 

Next up for Southern Door is Two Rivers on Tuesday and Parents Night at home against Sturgeon Bay on Thursday.


Rocket Scramble Results for Southern Door



106


Kyle Conard (12-8) placed 2nd and scored 70.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 12-8 won by fall over Caleb Kendall (Cambridge) 3-4 (Fall 3:05)

  • Championship Bracket - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 12-8 won by fall over Nicholas Wilfong (Deerfield) 12-12 (Fall 3:16)

  • Championship Bracket - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 12-8 won by injury default over Jericho Helser (Shiocton) 20-5 (Inj. 0:00)

  • Championship Bracket - Grant Geiger (Brillion) 25-4 won by fall over Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 12-8 (Fall 5:49)

  • Championship Bracket - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 12-8 won by fall over Roman Skorupa (Campbellsport) 12-10 (Fall 3:03)



113


Griffin Slezewski (15-6) placed 5th and scored 49.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 15-6 won by fall over Sam Flannery (Shiocton) 3-2 (Fall 1:37)

  • Championship Bracket - Andrew Radtke (Wauwatosa) 17-10 won by decision over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 15-6 (Dec 7-4)

  • Consolation Bracket - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 15-6 won by major decision over Evan Pierce (Sheboygan Falls) 7-10 (MD 17-7)

  • Consolation Bracket - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 15-6 won by decision over Antonio Lopez (Lomira) 22-6 (Dec 11-4)

  • Consolation Bracket - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 15-6 won by fall over Kobe Grossman (Marshall) 8-7 (Fall 2:50)



120


Austin Falish (4-12) placed 12th and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Josh Renning (Horicon) 5-13 won by major decision over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 4-12 (MD 14-2)

  • Consolation Bracket - Austin Falish (Southern Door) 4-12 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Consolation Bracket - Carlos Tellez (Sheboygan South) 3-4 won by fall over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 4-12 (Fall 1:57)

  • Consolation Bracket - Landin Reed (Cambridge) 7-2 won by fall over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 4-12 (Fall 1:33)

  • Consolation Bracket - Jerad Fedkenheuer (Deerfield) 3-3 won by major decision over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 4-12 (MD 12-2)



132


Drew DeFere (2-6) placed 12th and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Jon Stucke (Lomira) 15-7 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 2-6 (Fall 1:24)

  • Consolation Bracket - Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 2-6 won by fall over Angel Lopez (Marshall) 6-21 (Fall 4:20)

  • Consolation Bracket - Drake Felder (Dodgeland) 10-13 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 2-6 (Fall 2:10)

  • Consolation Bracket - Steven Quinzer (Brillion) 11-10 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 2-6 (Fall 1:58)

  • Consolation Bracket - Eli Benfield (Mishicot) 5-21 won by decision over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 2-6 (Dec 2-1)



138


Grant Englebert (6-5) placed 3rd and scored 55.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 6-5 won by major decision over Karter Trace (Brillion) 12-13 (MD 14-3)

  • Championship Bracket - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 6-5 won by fall over Michael Becker (Oostburg) 11-10 (Fall 1:12)

  • Championship Bracket - Taylor Heltemes (Campbellsport) 9-3 won by decision over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 6-5 (Dec 6-5)

  • Championship Bracket - Sammy VanStraten (Shiocton) 24-1 won by fall over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 6-5 (Fall 0:38)

  • Championship Bracket - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 6-5 won by decision over Julian Thull (Dodgeland) 12-10 (Dec 14-8)



145


Drew Price (6-5) placed 10th and scored 27.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Gavin Junk (Mishicot) 10-14 won by decision over Drew Price (Southern Door) 6-5 (Dec 9-4)

  • Consolation Bracket - Drew Price (Southern Door) 6-5 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Consolation Bracket - Drew Price (Southern Door) 6-5 won by major decision over Justis Douglas (Deerfield) 4-11 (MD 13-1)

  • Consolation Bracket - Drew Price (Southern Door) 6-5 won by decision over Justin Fassbender (Lomira) 3-7 (Dec 13-6)

  • Consolation Bracket - Andrew Benzing (Dodgeland) 9-9 won by fall over Drew Price (Southern Door) 6-5 (Fall 1:32)



152


Wesley Wrobel (5-3) placed 9th and scored 34.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Brady Volkman (Shiocton) 20-5 won by injury default over Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-3 (Inj. 0:00)

  • Consolation Bracket - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-3 won by decision over Giovanni LaBine (Sheboygan Falls) 6-8 (Dec 9-3)

  • Consolation Bracket - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-3 won by fall over Zach Banta (Deerfield) 6-10 (Fall 1:38)

  • Consolation Bracket - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-3 won by decision over Joe Baier (Horicon) 9-10 (Dec 3-2)

  • Consolation Bracket - Wesley Wrobel (Southern Door) 5-3 won by injury default over Christian Beyer (Wauwatosa) 2-3 (Inj. 1:07)



160


Caleb Buchberger (7-9) placed 13th and scored 26.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Rhetley Jones (Wauwatosa) 15-10 won by fall over Caleb Buchberger (Southern Door) 7-9 (Fall 3:40)

  • Consolation Bracket - Jacob Tubbs (Lomira) 7-6 won by tech fall over Caleb Buchberger (Southern Door) 7-9 (TF-1.5 0:00 (18-3))

  • Consolation Bracket - Caleb Buchberger (Southern Door) 7-9 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Consolation Bracket - Caleb Buchberger (Southern Door) 7-9 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Consolation Bracket - Caleb Buchberger (Southern Door) 7-9 won by fall over Kam Pete (Cambridge) 2-5 (Fall 0:58)



195


Seth Suess (12-8) placed 3rd and scored 60.00 team points.

  • Championship Bracket - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 12-8 received a bye () (Bye)

  • Championship Bracket - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 12-8 won by fall over Cole Kilgas (Brillion) 10-13 (Fall 1:30)

  • Championship Bracket - Matt Hanke (Lomira) 27-3 won by tech fall over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 12-8 (TF-1.5 0:00 (22-5))

  • Championship Bracket - Lawrence Thomas (Wauwatosa) 22-5 won by fall over Seth Suess (Southern Door) 12-8 (Fall 1:27)

  • Championship Bracket - Seth Suess (Southern Door) 12-8 won by fall over Dylan Faber (Valders) 11-8 (Fall 5:31)


Green Bay Shoots 50 Percent , Cohen Scores 27 Points, But Green Bay Falls 85-74 at YSU

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

Green Bay shot over 50 percent and Sandy Cohen III scored a career-high 27 points on Saturday evening, but Green Bay fell 85-74 at Youngstown State in the Beeghly Center. The Phoenix (7-11, 2-3 HL) finished 31-for-61 from the field, but the Penguins (5-11, 3-0 HL) scored 50 points in the second half and won its third-straight game in Horizon League play.

Sandy Cohen III scored a career-high 27 points in the game, including 18 points in the first half, besting his 24-point performance against Detroit Mercy in the team's league-opener. Cohen III finished 11-for-19 from the field, and knocked down three 3-pointers, bouncing back from his 4-point performance on Thursday night at Cleveland State in which he fouled out.

YSU scored 16 points less than five minutes into the game, but Green Bay bounced back nicely to take a 41-35 lead at the half. Khalil Small scored 11 points in the first half alone, reaching his 18th game this season with 10-plus points, continuing his streak to start the season.

After GB scored the first four points of the second half to go up by 10 points, its largest lead of the game, the Penguins answered with a 19-9 run, tying the game at 54-54, before YSU took the next lead and stayed on the top for the remainder of the game.

Small finished with 21 points on the night, continuing his strong weekend after scoring a career-high 30 points on Thursday night. The senior captain grabbed six rebounds and finished 8-for-14 from the field.

The loss marks the first time this season Green Bay lost when shooting 50 percent or better. The team only attempted 8 free throws in the game, the lowest amount in HL play this year and the second-fewest amount this season.

YSU had four players finish in double-figures, led by Braun Hartfield's 21 points. GB finished with a Horizon League season-high of 18 turnovers, which the Penguins turned into 24 points.

Green Bay continues its pro-like schedule, remaining in Ohio for a trip to Youngstown State (Jan. 6) on Saturday evening. Tip-off against the Penguins will be at 6 p.m. CT as the Phoenix looks to bounce back in league play.

Algoma girls edge Southern Door in high school hoops

 

 

By Kent Berkley


 

 

Algoma defeated Southern Door 56-51 in a hotly contested basketball game on Friday.  Mikayla Haack poured in 18 points to lead Algoma while Jordan Jossie provided scoring support with 12 of her own.  Meghan LaCrosse and Gabby Atkins each finished with 16 points for Southern Door.   The game was dominated by three-point shooting from both squads.  Atkins did the most long-range damage with four from behind the arc.

 

Luxemburg-Casco girls breeze by Oconto Falls in Friday basketball contest

 

 

By Kent Berkley


Luxemburg-Casco extended their winning streak to eight games in a contest they controlled from the outset.  The Spartans held a 21 point lead at halftime before finishing with a 73-41 victory.  Cassie Schiltz and Jenna Jorgensen were the top scorers for the Spartans with 28 and 20 points respectively.

 

Brewers add piece to bullpen puzzle

 

 

By Kent Berkley


The Milwaukee Brewers will add veteran southpaw Boone Logan to the bullpen for the 2018 season.  Logan is coming off an injury-shortened season with the Indians.   Logan has had a 12-year major league career and has averaged more than a strikeout per inning during that time.  Logan is a matchup specialist against left-handed hitters and will join fellow left-hander Josh Hader to provide some needed balance to the right-handed heavy bullpen.

Kewaunee Wrestling Clamps Down On Sturgeon Bay


By Nick Freimuth


The Kewaunee Wrestling team proved they will be a team to look out for in the Packerland Conference this season with an impressive 54-10 win over Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol last night.

 

Peyton Hurth earned a win for the Door County Co-Op team at 126 with a 2-1 decision over Cam Konop. Ezra Haight domintaed in a 13-0 win over Caden Carlson. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's only other winner was Jeremy Jorns as he beat Travis Reinke 5-3.

High School Basketball Thursday Night Recap


By Nick Freimuth


The Sturgeon Bay varsity girls basketball team beat Stockbridge 49-41. They were the only Packerland Conference girls team in action Thursday night. Andie Rockendorf lead the Clippers with 15 points and Hailey DeGrave and Brenna Zuehlke added 10 points apiece.

 

Oconto impressed on the boys courts last night. The Blue Devils outscored Gibraltar 70-25 in Oconto last night. Evan Henry had ten first half points and finished with 11 to lead the Vikings. Oconto had four players in double digits in a game that was never close. The score at half time was 43-16 and Gibraltar could only manage nine second half points.

 

The Sturgeon Bay boys fell to Shawano 48-45 despite a valiant come back bid in the second half. The Clippers trailed 30-18 at half time and came out firing in the second. Carson Talbert scored 18 points, Mitchell Jackson added 11 and Jared Van Bramer poured in nine points in the loss.

Small Nets Career-High 30 and 1,000 Career Points, but GB Falls 80-79 at CSU



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Senior Khalil Small scored his 1,000th career point on the same night he scored a career-high 30 points against Cleveland State on Thursday evening, but Green Bay would come up one-point short in the 80-79 defeat at the Wolstein Center. The Phoenix (7-10, 2-2 HL) led for just over 30 minutes throughout the duration of the game, but the Vikings (4-11, 1-1 HL) were able to block Kameron Hankerson's jumper at the buzzer and the ball fell well short as the horn sounded.

Small scored his 1,000th career point after he registered his 11th point of the game on a driving layup, which he was fouled on for the and-one. He becomes the 28th player in program history to score 1,000 points, and the first since Jordan Fouse reached that plateau during his senior season of the 2015-16 campaign.

While the milestone is an impressive one, Small would have wanted the victory over CSU much more. Instead, Green Bay dropped its second-straight Horizon League game after starting the HL season 2-0.

The Chicago-native scored 30 points on the night, besting his previous career-high of 29 points set earlier this year. Small finished 12-for-19 from the field and one rebound shy of a double-double, hitting on 3 of 7 3-point attempts. Small appeared to be set up to take the last shot for the win, but CSU smothered him and he was forced to kick the ball out to Hankerson on the wing with the clock nearing 00:00.

Green Bay led for all but 1:32 in the first half, and never trailed. It opened up an 11-2 lead and Hankerson connected on a floater in the lane at the buzzer to give the Phoenix a 41-36 advantage at the half.

Cleveland State finally took its first lead with a dunk by Evan Clayborne with 7:47 left in the game, but David Jesperson promptly responded with a 3-pointer. The two teams played back-and-forth for the next five minutes of play.

After CSU scored with 1:32 left to take a 78-76 lead, Sukhjot Bains grabbed an offensive rebound on the Hunter Crist missed 3 and was fouled. Unfortunately, Bains missed both free throws with a chance to tie it, and CSU converted a layup on an offensive rebound the next possession to go up by 4 and two possessions with 51 seconds left.

Small finished an and-one free throw to cut the deficit to 80-79, notching his 30th point, and Hankerson got the block on the other end to give the Phoenix the ball back with just over 10 seconds left. In the end, GB was unable to hit the game-winner and pick up its first road win of the season.

Hankerson scored 14 points and Jesperson added 10 points as the other players in double-figures for Green Bay. PJ Pipes (8 points) and Sandy Cohen III (4 points) both fouled out in the game, and had their double-digit scoring streaks come to end as well.

GB shot 47.5 percent (28-for-59) from the field, but made just 12 of its 21 free throw attempts (57.1 percent). On the other end, Cleveland State was held to 5-for-21 (23.8 percent) from 3-point range, but finished 19-for-24 at the charity stripe (79.2 percent).

The Vikings were led by Kenny Carpenter with 20 points and had three other players in double-figures as well.

Green Bay continues its pro-like schedule, remaining in Ohio for a trip to Youngstown State (Jan. 6) on Saturday evening. Tip-off against the Penguins will be at 6 p.m. CT as the Phoenix looks to bounce back in league play.

Quiet Week In Packerland Conference


By Nick Freimuth


The holiday break definitely put the breaks on the Packerland Conference for basketball and wrestling. This week isn't much busier. After a dark night last night (Wednesday), Thursday has zero girls basketball games.

 

Tonight in Packerland Conference boys basketball,  Gibraltar plays at Oconto, Luxemburg-Casco hosts Marinette and Sturgeon Bay travels to Shawano Community.

 

In Packerland Conference wrestling, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol host Kewaunee this evening.

Packers Announce Coaching Changes

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with defensive coordinator Dom Capers, assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday. Reports then surfaced last night that offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt were also let go.


"I want to thank each of these men and their families for all that they gave to the Packers during their time here," McCarthy added. "We enjoyed a lot of success together and they directly contributed to our accomplishments. These are difficult personal decisions and we hope for the best for their families moving forward."



Capers has been the defensive coordinator for the Packers for nine seasons, originally joining Green Bay on Jan. 19, 2009. Since taking over the defense, the Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL in interceptions (176), tied for No. 4 in total takeaways (251), No. 5 in sacks (365), tied for No. 7 in interceptions returned for touchdowns, No. 8 in points allowed per game (21.5) and No. 9 in opponent passer rating (83.2). In 2009, he was named Coordinator of the Year by Sporting News after leading Green Bay's defense to a No. 2 overall ranking. In 2010, Capers coordinated a unit that finished No. 2 in the league in scoring defense (15.0 points per game) en route to winning Super Bowl XLV. Under Capers' leadership, CB Charles Woodson was named the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and LB Clay Matthews has made six Pro Bowls and become the all-time franchise leader in sacks. In all, Green Bay defenders have made 17 appearances in the Pro Bowl during Capers' tenure.



McCurley has spent 12 years with the Packers, originally joining the organization as a coaching administrative intern in 2006. He was promoted to coaching administrator in January 2007 and to defensive quality control coach on Feb. 3, 2009. After a five-year tenure in that role, he was elevated to assistant linebackers coach on Feb. 7, 2014, working in support of associate head coach/linebackers Winston Moss with an emphasis on inside linebackers. Over the last three seasons, he has helped utilize the versatility of Matthews as well as develop a trio of young linebackers in Blake Martinez, Jake Ryan and Joe Thomas.



Trgovac coached the defensive line for Green Bay since joining the team in 2009, his second stint with the organization after serving in the same position in 1999. Since 2009, the Packers have allowed the fifth-fewest rushing touchdowns (94) in the NFL. Green Bay has finished in the top 10 in sacks in six of the last eight seasons. He assisted in the development of former fourth-round pick Mike Daniels, who has been named a Pro Bowl alternate each of the last three seasons and is No. 2 among Green Bay defensive tackles (since 1982) with 27.0 career sacks. In 2011, Trgovac helped B.J. Raji become the first Packers defensive tackle selected to the Pro Bowl since Bob Brown in 1972.

Final Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Of The Season A Special Night


By Nick Freimuth




 

The season finale of the Jim Olson Motors featured our best WRLU Team of the Week ever. Special Olympics Door and Kewaunee Counties were celebrated for their incredible heart, spirit, hard work and love of the game. The Clippers, Eagles and Lakers were all honored live on 104.1 FM WRLU.

 

Coaches Amy Vlies, Stacy Vogel and Shannon Wautier each explained how the programs got their start, how many athletes play on each basketball team and the possible need fro one more team.

 

The Clippers made it to state last year in just their second season of existence. Players and coaches have big expectations for this season that starts at a tournament in Sheboygan this weekend.

 

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley helped us end the show by signing autographs for every person in attendance. Special prizes were given out to all Special Olympians in attendance last night including gold footballs, packs of cards from Tim's Sports Cards and Brett Hundley cards that the quarterback signed for all the athletes.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended a show this year, all the sponsors of the show, our gracious host Jim Olson Motors and all the incredible Packers that made the trip to participate in the 2017 Red Zone.

Five Packers Practice Squad Players Re-Signed

The Green Bay Packers have signed WR Jake Kumerow, WR Colby Pearson, TE Robert Tonyan, LS Zach Triner and WR DeAngelo Yancey. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Thompson will stay in this role until the new GM is hired.


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

Spartan girls prevail over Eagles 71-57 on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls held off a pesky Southern Door Eagle team 71-57 in a non-conference basketball game Tuesday night on 96.7FM WBDK.

Luxemburg-Casco (7-2) pulled out to an 18-9 lead early and was still able to take a lead of 36-28 at halftime as Cassie Schiltz scored 20 of her game-high 27 points for the Spartans.

Southern Door (9-2) made several runs at the Spartans in the second half and closed within two points before L-C responded with some big three-point baskets to hang on for the victory.  Mary Cravillion made four three-pointers in the second half and finished with 18 points while Jenna Jorgenson added 16.

Southern Door was led by Tehya Bertrand with 17 points and Gabrielle Atkins with 14 points.  Eagle's leading scorer Megan LaCrosse was held to eight points as the Spartan defense made entry passes difficult all evening long for the Eagles.

The next Spartan basketball broadcast game that can be heard on WBDK 96.7FM will be next Tuesday as the Lady Spartans host the Seymour Thunder.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:15 p.m.  Game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

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

 

LUXEMBURG-CASCO BASKETBALL ON 96.7 WBDK

BOYS

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

 

GIRLS

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

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

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

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Corey Linsley Signs New Deal

By Jordan Watters



The Green Bay Packers have re-signed center Center Corey Linsley to a 3-year exenstion worth $25.5 million which puts him in the top nine highest paid centers in the league. This comes just one day after the Packers handed  out an enormous 4-year $58 million deal to star wide reciever Davante Adams.


Linsley was selected in the fifth round (161st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. Linsley graded out as the #22 center in NFL according to Pro Football Focus but many belive he is a Pro-Bowl caliber player at his position.


This signing ensures the Packers at least two more years of having three of their five starting offensive lineman after recent extensions of All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and guard Lane Taylor. The focus for the Packers will now shift towards Aaron Rodgers as he has two years left on his current contract.

Door County Snowmobile Trails Mostly Open

By Denise Denil

 

Door County Snowmobile Trails in the North, Central and Southeast sections remain open and in fair condition. 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

http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks and click on the Door County Snowmobiling.

Packers 2018 Opponents Set


By Nick Freimuth


The Green Bay Packers opponents for the 2018 regular season are set. The dates and times are undetermined but team and location of game are determined. The Packers will play all of the AFC East and NFC West next season.

Here is a look at Green Bay's home games scheduled for next season:

 

Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers

 

This is the list of teams the Packers will play on the road next season:

 

Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

Final Jim Olson Motors Red Zone Tonight


By Nick Freimuth


The final Jim Olson Motors Red Zone of the 2017 season will air tonight on 104.1 Fm WRLU from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Packers quarterback Brett Hundley will join us to wrap up the (7-9) season and talk about an off-season already filled with lots of change inside the organization.

 

The program starts with the WRLU Team of the Week, Special Olympics of Door and Kewaunee County. The two basketball teams will be featured for the first 30 minutes of the show.

 

The program is at Jim Olson Ford on Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The show is free and open to anyone. Seating for over 100 is available and our Packers guests always sign autographs, pose for pictures and answer studio audience questions.

Capers Out, Thompson To Move Into Scouting Role


By Nick Freimuth




 

After nine seasons as Packers Defensive Coordinator, Dom Capers will no longer be the leader of Green Bay's defense, per league sources. At 67 years of age, Capers is likely to step into retirement.

 

Capers highlight in Titeltown was a top-five defense during the run to Super Bowl XLV. A number of coaches underneath him are reportedly on the way out as well including defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and linebackers coach Scott McCurley.

 

Ted Thompson is stepping down as GM and Director of Football Operations, per the NFL Network. The architect of the Packers last Super Bowl, started in his role in 2005. His first draft pick was quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

It is likely the 64 year old Thompson steps into a scouting role inside the Packers organization.

Davante Adams Becomes Fourth Highest Paid Wide Receiver In NFL

The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Davante Adams to a contract extension. The signing was announced Friday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

 

Adams, who was drafted out of Fresno State in the second round (No. 53 overall) by the Packers in 2014, has recorded the fourth-most receptions (237) and receiving touchdowns (26) by a Green Bay player in their first four seasons in the NFL (according to the Elias Sports Bureau).

 

Adams leads the Packers with 74 receptions for 885 yards (12.0 avg.) and 10 receiving touchdowns (tied for No. 2 in the NFL) this season. With 12 receiving touchdowns in 2016, he joins Jordy Nelson (2014, 2016), Antonio Freeman (1997-98), Sterling Sharpe (1992-94) and Don Hutson (1941-43) as the only players in franchise history to register 10-plus TD catches in consecutive seasons. Adams is the only player in the NFL to have registered 70-plus receptions and 10-plus receiving TDs last season and this season.

 

Since 2016, Adams has registered five games with two-plus receiving touchdowns, tied with Nelson and Antonio Brown for the most in the NFL over that span. His four career games with 10-plus receptions are tied with Hutson for the third most in franchise history, trailing Donald Driver and Sharpe, who both have seven. Since 2014, Adams ranks in the top 10 in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (four, tied for No. 4), receptions (28, tied for No. 6) and receiving yards (389, No. 6) in the postseason.

Packers season comes to an end in 35-11 loss to Lions


By Tim Kowols


Sunday's 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions came with unfamiliar territory to the Green Bay Packers. It was 2008 the last time the Packers failed to make the playoffs and record a winning record since 2008 and the first time they have been swept in a season set by the Lions. The Packers started the game recovering an onside kick, but were turned away by the Lions thanks to an interception off by Jamal Williams' hands by Brett Hundley. That would be the first of four Packers turnovers, including a muffed punt that set up an easy scoring drive for the Lions. Hundley finished the day with 177 yards passing and touchdown pass late to Randall Cobb, but could not overcome a second pick and a first quarter fumble. Jamal Williams finished a strong second half of the season with 82 rushing yards on 22 carries and 31 yards receiving on three catches. Matthew Stafford led the way for Lions, registering over 320 yards passing with three touchdowns and even caught a two-point conversion in garbage time.

 

The loss gives the Packers the 14th pick in 2018 and an extended postseason for the first time in nearly a decade.

Tuesday high school sports preview


By Tim Kowols


New Year's Day marks one of the few days off for high school athletes during their winter break. Many local teams at the very least had practice, if not a tournament or a couple games since school let out on December 22.

 

On Tuesday, Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball will host Southern Door in a game you can hear on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the opening tip.  Other girls basketball match-ups planned for Tuesday include Kewaunee traveling to Denmark. Gibraltar's match-up against Coleman has been postponed to January 20.

Bucks open 2018 on the road in Toronto


By Tim Kowols


The Milwaukee Bucks look to begin the New Year on a positive note in Canada as they face the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors defeated the Bucks 4-2 last year in their playoff series with both teams in playoff positioning once again this season.  The Bucks will try to do what many teams have not been to do: beat the Raptors at home, who are 13-1 at the Air Canada Centre this season. The Bucks are coming off two solid wins of their own against strong Western Conference opponents in the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tip-off from Toronto is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Wrestling Round-Up: Spartans win Bi-State Classic


By Tim Kowols


Luxemburg-Casco proved itself to be one of the best wrestling teams in two states last weekend by winning the Division 2 championship in the Bi-State Classic held at the La Crosse Center. The annual tournament features 60-plus teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the Spartans captured the third most points (263) among participating teams, outgunned by Division 1 champion Holmen (342) and Division 3 champion Stratford (319). Five Spartans earned top 5 finishes including Lucas Joniaux (2nd, 106), Bryce Bosman (1st, 126), Nathan Ronsman (3rd, 132), Reece Worachek (4th, 152), and Austin LeRoy (5th, 195).

 

In Oshkosh, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Southern Door finished in 52nd and 59th respectively in the 64-team Lourdes Academy On the Water Wrestling Classic.

Jeremy Jorns was the top finisher for the Clippers, earning five victories and a forfeit on his way to a 6th place finish. Griffin Slezewski was the top finisher for the Eagles, who did not officially place but registered three wins and a forfeit to make it to the fifth consolation round.

L-C Spartan and Southern Door Eagle girls renew rivalry Tuesday on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Two former Packerland Conference foes will face off as the Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls basketball will host the Southern Door Eagles Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup of two top teams in the area.  The Spartans (6-2) won their last game 69-30 three weeks ago against Clintonville and look to.  Southern Door (9-1) has lost only one game this year and that was a non-conference loss to Valders 48-46.

 

The Spartans beat the Eagles 69-55 last season as the two teams continue the old rivalry Tuesday night.

 

The game will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off scheduled at 7:15pm.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

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