Sports Archives for 2018-02

Zeitler, Spartans blitz Comets 87-65 in big "Senior Night" win on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys' basketball won their fourth straight game in front of a Senior Night crowd Thursday with an 87-65 victory over Waupaca in North Eastern Conference game.    The Spartans jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and went on to take a commanding 45-23 lead in the first half as six different players hit three-pointers before intermission.  The two teams each scored 42 points in the second half in a frantic, fast pace offense but the Comets never made a serious run to get back into the game.

 

The Spartans were led by Senior Josh Zeitler, who was honored prior to the game, and Juniors Nathan Coisman and Anthony Otradovec who all scored 15 points.  Freshman Ryan Robillard chipped in 12 points.

 

Freshman Hunter Marcom led Waupaca (5-13) with 23 points.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (6-11,  6-15 overall) will now play Denmark in a rescheduled game on Saturday for the Northeastern Conference finale.    The next L-C boys game broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK will be next Tuesday as the #10 seeded Spartans will travel to Seymour to take on the # 7 seeded Thunder in a Division II playoff game.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call starting at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame and tip off at 7:00 p.m.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  Due to WIAA rules there will be no video on facebook book live.

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Local wrestlers begin march to state championship tonight in Madison

By Tim Kowols

Seven local wrestlers will get an early start on what is hopefully a long weekend of wrestling when the individual state wrestling tournament kicks off this afternoon at the Kohl Center. Preliminary matches for Division 2 (Luxemburg-Casco) and Division 3 (Southern Door and Kewaunee) get underway at 7 p.m. Winners of tonight's matches will get going again Friday morning at 11:15 for quarterfinals, where Luxemburg-Casco's Lucas Joniaux, Bryce Bosman, and Colton Worachek, Kewaunee's Jack Severin and Cam Hanrahan, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Jeremy Jorns will begin their state tournament ride thanks in part to winning sectional titles last week. You can follow the action from Madison here.

D2-132: Nathan Ronsman (L-C) vs Jordan Bonte (Baldwin-Woodville)
D2-152: Devan Vandenbush (L-C) vs Dalton Smith (Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Witt)
D2-160: Reece Woracheck (L-C) vs Gaven Lisowe (Chilton-Hilbert)
D2-195: Austin LeRoy (L-C) vs Matt Hanke (Lomira)
D2-220: Nate Lloyd (L-C) vs Colten Wall (Prairie Du Chien)
D3-113: Griffin Slezewski (SD) vs Zach Wilfong (Deerfield)
D3-170: Travis Reinke (Kewaunee) vs Justin Malean (Boyceville)

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Algoma travels to Gibraltar with state title dreams at stake on 105.1 WSBW


By Eric Fischer




The road to the gold ball trophy begins tonight with WIAA Regional Quarterfinal girl's basketball action on 105.1 Viking Country.  Packerland Conference foes Algoma and Gibraltar square off with their eyes on playing in the Resch Center in March.

 

The teams split the regular season series with the road team stealing wins each time.  Gibraltar finished 3rd in the Packerland Conference with Algoma finishing 4th.  Gibraltar is led by Junior Payton Pluff who averaged 15.6 points per game and Senior Raina Haleen with 12.9 points per game.  For Algoma, the Wolves are led by Junior Makayla Guilette with 14.0 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game.

 

Pre-game coverage will start at 6:30 with tip-off at 7 pm.  Gibraltar baseball coach Jay Kita will join me on the broadcast with color commentary.  The winner of the game will play Manitowoc Lutheran on Friday.

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Door County ice fishing guide welcomes Governor Walker for trip


By Tim Kowols


Ice fishing guide JJ Malvitz found himself once again leading Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to a big haul over the weekend. Good weather brought plenty of anglers to the ice, forcing Malvitz to stake out several spots to help the large group including the governor have success. Malvitz says you have to think outside the box to catch fish at this time of the year, especially whitefish.

 

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Basketball sorts its self out after winter storm cancels contests


By Tim Kowols


Tuesday was supposed to mark the beginning of the Girls' Basketball Regional Tournament. Mother Nature had other ideas when freezing rain and sleet came into the area Monday, wiping out a day and a half of classes. Many of the contests will now take place Wednesday evening. You can find complete information below.

 

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WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Preview

By WIAA

 
The 75th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.


TICKET INFORMATION:  Ticket prices per tournament session are $8. Tickets are available on-line on the WIAA website with a $2 service fee until two hours prior to any respective session with the printing of the ticket by the purchaser. Tickets are also available at the Kohl Center during the tournament.


GATE SECURITY PROCEDURES:  Everyone entering the Kohl Center is subject to pass through metal detectors. Fans and media are encouraged to arrive early to avoid missing the start of each session. For the finals, gates will open 90 minutes prior to the start of competition to accommodate the larger crowds. For all other sessions, doors will open 60 minutes prior to the start of competition.


THE SCHEDULE:  Below is the schedule of competition for the individual tournament. All weight classes will be wrestled in consecutive order through the classes on a "next available mat" basis within the mat assignments.


Thursday, Feb. 22 

Session 1: 

Division 1 Preliminaries - 3 p.m.

Division 1 Quarterfinals - approximately 5:15 p.m.

Divisions 2 & 3 Preliminaries - approximately 7:15 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 23

Session 2: 

Division 1 Consolations - 10 a.m.

Divisions 2 & 3 Quarterfinals - approximately 11:15 a.m.

Division 1 Consolation Semifinals - approximately 1:45 p.m.

Divisions 2 & 3 Consolation Semifinals - approx. 2:45 p.m.


Session 3: 

Division 1 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 1 & 2

Division 2 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 3 & 4

Division 3 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 5 & 6


SaturdayFeb. 24

Session 4: 

Division 1 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 10 a.m. on mats 1 & 2

Division 2 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 10 a.m. on mats 3 & 4

Division 3 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 10 a.m. on mats 5 & 6


Note:  Third-place and fifth-place matches will run concurrently by weight class within divisions after all consolation matches are completed.


Session 5: 

Division 1 Championships at 5 p.m. on mat 1

Division 2 Championships at 5 p.m. on mat 2

Division 3 Championships at 5 p.m. on mat 3



2018 TOURNAMENT BY THE NUMBERS: There will be champions crowned in 14 weight classes in three divisions. Wrestlers who finished first or second in each weight class at last weekend's eight Division 1 sectionals qualified for the State Tournament. The top three finishers in each weight class at the four Divisions 2 and 3 sectionals qualify for the tourney. There are 224 qualifiers for the championships in Division 1 and 168 in both Divisions 2 and 3. There are 221 programs represented at this year's individual championships, including 89 from Division 1, and 70 in Division 2 and 62 in Division 3.


MORE NUMBERS: Burlington has qualified the most wrestlers in the Division 1 field with 11. Holmen is next on the list with 10. Luxemburg-Casco has the distinction of having qualified the most individuals in Division 2 with eight. Freedom has the second-most with seven. In Division 3, Stratford claims the most qualifiers with nine. Fennimore is second with eight. There are 22 former champions in the tournament field this year and 18 seeking to defend the title they won last year.


TOTAL INDIVIDUAL TITLES BY SCHOOL: Mineral Point has produced the most individual championships with 50. Stoughton is next with 48, followed by Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln with 44 and then Milwaukee South with 39. Others with significant totals are Luxemburg-Casco with 38, and Athens, Coleman and Ellsworth with 32.


TRACKING THE CHAMPIONS–DIVISION 1: The Division 1 field features eight former champions, including six of last year's champions and two champs from 2016 in pursuit of another crown. Junior Eric Barnett of Hortonville moves up a weight class to 113 this season after winning the title last season at 106. He also has a third-place finish at 106 in 2016. Barnett enters action with a 42-0 record. The last time he suffered a defeat was in the State tournament his freshman season. He has a 130-3 mark during his high school career. Senior Drew Scharenbrock of Sun Prairie won the 138 championship in 2017 and has moved up to qualify and contend for the crown at 145 this season. He also has a fourth-place finish at 120 in 2016  on his resume. He possesses a 47-0 record this season, which gives him a combined 146-4 record the past three years. Junior Kevin Meicher of Middleton broke onto the State wrestling scene in 2016 to win the title at 126 as a freshman. He moved up two classes to 138 last season and was the State runner-up. Meicher moves up two classes again this year to the 152-pound weight class to contend for the championship. He advances to the State meet with a 43-0 record this season and a 132-8 mark during his career. A pair of champions headline the 152-pound weight class, including two of last year's champions. Senior Tyler Dow of Stoughton attempts to defend the title he won last season at 160 after a runner-up finish at 152 in 2016. He has compiled a 49-1 record this season and has a combined 156-9 mark the last three seasons. Standing in his path to a repeat title is senior Peyton Mocco of West Allis Hale. He moves up a weight class after winning the 152-pound title last season and finishing fourth at 113 in 2015. Mocco has lost just once in 50 matches this season, which gives him a 96-4 record over the past two seasons. At 170, senior Hayden Krein of Sparta seeks to regain the title of champion. He finished third  last season at 160 after capturing the crown at 152 in 2016. He has a 40-6 tally this season, which gives him a 119-13 record over the past three years. Senior Aric Bohn of Mukwonago is back attempting to defend the title he won at 220 last season. He comes into first-round action of the State tournament with a 39-5 mark on the season. Senior Keaton Kluever of Kaukauna seeks his second consecutive championship at 285. His record stands at 44-2 entering the first round of competition at State, which gives him a 94-5 mark the past two seasons.


TRACKING THE CHAMPIONS–DIVISION 2:  The Division 2 field has six former champions, including a pair of multiple-time champions and one from 2016. Senior Sam Stuhl of Ellsworth is a three-time champion attempting to accomplish something only 14 others have done–earn a fourth State championship. He moves up a weight class to 138 this season after winning the title at 132 last year, the 126 championship in 2016, and the 120 crown in 2015 while competing for Prescott. He enters the tournament with a 38-1 record this season and a 164-12 career mark. Junior Cody Holmes of Two Rivers jumps up two weight classes to 120 this season after earning the title at 106 last season. He has compiled a 43-4 mark this season and 90-7 record over the past two years. Junior Bryce Bosman of Luxemburg-Casco began his prep career with a championship at the 106-pound weight class and then moved up last year to capture the title at 113. He returns to the State  tournament this season with a 45-2 record at 126, which gives him a 136-11 career mark. Senior Ryan Hannah of Viroqua pursues a return to the championship form he displayed in 2016 when he won the 132-pound title. He moved up to the 138-pound weight class last year and finished runner-up.  He has qualified this season at 145 with a 43-2 record. Hannah has a 160-18 career record entering this week's action. Junior Shane Liegel of River Valley has yet to drop a match this year with a 45-0 record at 170 after winning the 160-pound championship a year ago. His ledger also includes a third-place finish at 152 in 2016. Liegel has compiled a 127-14 tally in his three years of competition and an 88-4 mark the last two seasons. Senior Hunter Luepke of Spencer/Columbus Catholic also is undefeated heading to the tournament with a 46-0 record, which lifts his win-loss mark to 127-9 over the past three seasons. He moves up to 220 this season after winning the 195 crown last season and finishing fifth at 182 in 2016.


TRACKING THE CHAMPIONS–DIVISION 3:  There are eight former champions in the division with seven returning to defend the titles they won last year. In addition, there are three multiple-time champs. Remarkably, two Stratford wrestlers return in their quest to win their fourth championship, a feat done by only 14 other wrestlers is State history. Senior A.J. Schoenfuss won the 106-pound crown in 2015, the 120 title in 2016 and again last season. He moves up a weight to 126 this season and has posted a 41-4 to this point of the season, which gives him a 174-14 record for his career. Senior Jeremy Schoenherr attempts to defend the title he won at 138 last season after earning the championship at 126 in 2016 and at 113 in 2015. He enters State tournament action undefeated at 33-0. He hasn't been defeated since his sophomore season, and has amassed a 136-6 record in his career. Junior Brock Schlough of Boyceville is in pursuit of his third State championship. After winning the 138-pound title in 2016 and the 160-pound crown last season, he moves down a weight to 152 this season. He has yet to lose this season at 44-0, which gives him a 129-5 record in his three years of competition.


Senior Ryan Anderson of Clear Lake targets a return to the championship form that earned him the 106-pound title in 2016. He has compiled a 40-0 record this season and a 123-3 tally the last three years. Junior Koltin Grzybowski of Coleman moves up a weight class to 113 this year after winning gold at 106 last season. He has a 42-2 record this year and a 120-10 mark in his three seasons. Junior Caleb Gross of Coleman moves up to 120 after earning the title at 113 last season. He owns a 44-1 record for the season, which gives him an 84-4 mark over the past two seasons. At 132,  junior Trevor Wanek of Fennimore is targeting a second title after winning the 126-pound championship last season. He enters competition with a 43-6 mark this year and a 109-30 in his three seasons. Senior Garrett Joles of Boyceville brings a great deal of tournament experience with him this week in an attempt to win his second straight championship at 195. He also has a pair of runner-up finishes, at 170 in 2015 and at 182 in 2016. He's undefeated this season at 39-0, which gives him a 158-10 record for his career.


UNBLEMISHED MARKS:  There are 18 wrestlers who enter the State Tournament this weekend undefeated, including six in Division 1, five in Division 2 and seven in Division 3. The six Division 1 wrestlers entering the State Tournament with perfect records are junior Eric Barnett of Hortonville (42-0)?at 113, senior Aaron Schulist of Mukwonago (8-0)?at 126, senior Drew Scharenbrock of Sun Prairie (47-0) at 145, junior Kevin Meicher of Middleton (43-0) at 152, junior Parker Keckeisen of Nicolet (28-0)?at 170, and senior Beau Yineman of Neenah (41-0) at 195. Among the ranks of the unbeaten in Division 2 are freshman Jared Stricker of Ashland (42-0)?at 106, senior Lucas Schevikhoven of Shoreland Lutheran (40-0) at 120, sophomore Aidan Medora of St. John's NW Military Academy (31-0)?at 132, junior Shane Liegel of River Valley (45-0) at 170 and senior Hunter Luepke of Spencer/Columbus Catholic (46-0)?at 220. In Division 3, those still without a loss heading into the State Tournament are senior Ryan Anderson of Clear Lake (40-0)?at 106, senior Jeremy Schoenherr of Stratford (33-0) at 138, senior Weston Wichman of Johnson Creek (6-0) at 145, junior Brock Schlough of Boyceville (44-0) at 152, junior Ryan Neu of Dodgeland (41-0) at 170, senior Garrett Joles of Boyceville (39-0) at 195 and senior Tanner Weber of Markesan (41-0) at 285.  There are an additional 27 wrestlers in the meet that have suffered defeat only once this season.


HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS: For the 75th Anniversary celebration, the WIAA will be recognizing each of the 14 four-time champions in the history of the individual tournament. The champions will be announced, and those attending will be assisting in the awards ceremony. For a complete list of all-time individual wrestling champions and the number of champions by school, access the WIAA website and navigate to the State Results Archive page from the wrestling homepage.

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No. 22/15 Green Bay Cliches Share of 20th-Consecutive Conference Championship



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Senior Jessica Lindstrom led the Phoenix to victory with her third-consecutive double-double on Monday evening at the UIC Pavilion, scoring a game-high 22 points and collecting 13 rebounds in Green Bay's 66-37 win over the Flames.

With Green Bay's win at UIC and IUPUI's loss to Milwaukee on Monday night, the Phoenix has secured its 20th-consecutive regular-season championship.

It wasn't the smoothest start for the Phoenix offense, allowing the Flames to score eight unanswered points and lead 8-2 with just over five minutes to play in the opening frame. Green Bay battled back to even after a steal from Laken James which led to an Allie LeClaire layup, knotting the game at 12-12.

It wasn't long before the Phoenix found its rhythm offensively as the second quarter began, piecing together a 12-2 run kick started by seven-straight points from Jessica Lindstrom in the first two minutes. Green Bay's edge was 10 points when the teams left the court at halftime, 29-19, with Lindstrom scoring 18 points in the first half to lead all scorers.

After allowing just eight points to the Flames offense in the third, Green Bay had constructed a 21-point advantage, 48-27, as the teams headed to the final period. As the Phoenix defense locked down the Flames, its offense enjoyed its most productive quarter of action.

The Phoenix went 7-of-15 in the third and limited UIC to just 3-of-13. Frankie Wurtz scored six of her seven points in the quarter and shot 2-of-3 from the field.

A 14-4 run to open the final frame helped seal the 66-37 win on the road for Green Bay, as the Flames faced an insurmountable 31-point disadvantage (62-31) with 3:28 to play. The Phoenix improved to 24-3 on the season and 14-2 in Horizon League play heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

LeClaire joined Lindstrom in double figures with 10 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Lyndsey Robson scored seven points on a 1-of-4 effort from the field and went nearly perfect at the charity stripe, 5-for-6 in 22 minutes.

Green Bay dominated inside all evening, outscoring the Flames 38-12 in the paint and pulling down 39 rebounds compared to UIC's 27.

Green Bay returns home Friday to open the last weekend of Horizon League play against Oakland at 7 p.m. The Phoenix will host Senior Day and Parents' Day on Sunday against Detroit Mercy at 1 p.m.

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Boys Basketball Regional Tournament Pairings


By Nick Freimuth


The WIAA has released the regional pairings with tournament games starting next Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Here is a look at the seven Door and Kewaunee County schools.

 

In Division 5, Sevastopol is a #14 seed and will play at Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran on February 27th.

 

In Division 4, Algoma earned a #10 seed and will play at #7 Reedsville next Tuesday. Gibraltar is the #11 seed in the same regional bracket and will travel to #6 Random Lake in round one.

 

In Division 3, the best seed of any local team went to the Southern Door Eagles. They are the #3 seed and earned a first round bye. That means their first game will be a regional semi-final against the winner of #6 seeded Sturgeon Bay and #11 seeded Two Rivers. The regional quarterfinal at Sturgeon Bay will be on Tuesday, February 27. The semi-final will be Friday, March 2 at Southern Door.

 

Luxemburg-Casco is the lone local representative in Division 2. The Spartans are the #11 seed and travel to seventh seeded Seymour next Tuesday on 96.7 FM WBDK.

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No. 19/15 Green Bay Bounces Back with Convincing Win at YSU, 67-42



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




Jessica Lindstrom continued her streak of dominance with another double-double, the 36th of her career to be exact, on Saturday afternoon against Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center. With her 21-point and 15-rebound performance, the forward from Superior, Wis., moved into the all-time lead for double-doubles in a career during Green Bay's division I era.

 

Lindstrom passed All-American and WNBA Draft Pick Julie Wojta's mark of 35, doing so in seven less games than one of the most prolific players in the rich Phoenix history of women's basketball.

 

After suffering just its third loss of the season, second in conference play, the Phoenix (23-3, 13-2) left little to chance on the against host Penguins. Green Bay scored the first six points of the game, with Allie LeClaire, Jen Wellnitz and Lindstrom knocking down the first attempts of the afternoon.

 

The Phoenix advantage was 24-11 with seconds remaining in the opening quarter, when YSU's Indiya Benjamin knocked down a half-court shot to lower the Green Bay advantage to 10 points.

 

The Penguins (13-14, 9-7) pulled within six points, 26-20, after a triple from McKenah Peters but baskets from Karly Murphy and Lindstrom quickly had the Phoenix lead back to 10 points.

 

As the teams headed to the locker at the half, Green Bay led things 35-28 with Youngstown State looking to hand the Phoenix its second-straight loss. Once the teams came back to the court, it was clear who intended on leaving the gym victorious, as Green Bay locked down the Penguins for its second scoreless quarter of the season.

 

The Phoenix outscored YSU 21-0 in the third and owned a 56-28 advantage heading into the final frame of play. Green Bay was the last to score in the second, making its total run 23-0. The Penguins were the first to strike in the fourth, but the damage was already done.

 

Green Bay secured a 67-42 win to close out its trip to Ohio, with all 10 Phoenix players who took the floor scoring in the victory.

 

Lindstrom's double-double performance came from an extremely efficient effort from the field, with the senior knocking down 9-of-12 shots and 2-of-4 attempts from long range. She also doled out four assists and swiped two steals.

 

Jen Wellnitz scored nine points on a 3-for-8 shooting clip and converted on 75% (3-4) of her free throws in 19 minutes.

 

The Phoenix finished 25-59 (42.4%) from the field and limited the Penguins to just 14-52 (26.9%). A 21-rebound advantage favored the Phoenix when the final buzzer sounded, with Green Bay pulling down 47 rebounds compared to YSU's 26.

 

Green Bay will take the floor for its third game in five days on Monday at UIC, with tipoff for the last road game of the regular season slated for 4 p.m.

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Local Individual Qualifiers For Wisconsin Individual State Tournament


By Eric Fischer




Luxemburg-Casco will advance eight wrestlers onto Madison for the Individual State Tournament following Saturday's sectional meet.  Lucas Joniaux (106), Bryce Bosman (126), and Colton Worachek (145) all won sectional titles.  Nathan Ronsman (132), Devan Vandenbush (152), and Reece Worachek (160) finished in second place at their respective weight classes.  Also qualifying for the Wisconsin State Tournament were third-place finishers Austin Leroy (195) and Nate Lloyd (220).

 

Sturgeon Bay's Jeremy Jorns won the 182 pound weight class at the Oconto Falls sectional.  Winning the finals 5-3.  He is now (44-4) on the season.

 

Southern Door's Griffin Slezewski also advanced to state with a second place finish at 113 pounds.

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Sturgeon Bay beats Gibraltar 70-50 in Saturday night Packerland Conference basketball


By Eric Fischer




 

In Saturday night Packerland Conference action, Sturgeon Bay cruised to a 70-50 win over Gibraltar.  Offense ruled the night in a game where both teams played on short rest, each playing Friday night.   In fact, both teams surpassed their previous game's scoring mark.  For Sturgeon Bay, Mitchell Jackson led the way with a game-high 20 points, with Tanner DeGrave knocking down four three-pointers on his way to 14 points.  In the losing effort, Trevor Reinhardt also knocked down four triples scoring 16 points, with teammate Alex Laughlin scoring 9 of his total 13 points in the first half for the Vikings.  After playing 3 games in 5 days, Sturgeon Bay is off until Thursday when it hosts Algoma.  Gibraltar is back in action Monday hosting Sevastopol.

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DCSSA holds Second Annual Eirawen20 Ski Race


By Eric Fischer


On Saturday, the Door County Silent Sports Alliance held the second annual Eirawen 20 Ski Race at SNOWKRAFT Nordic.  There were two races, a 10km race, 1 lap race for beginners that avoids some of the steeper hills, and a 20 km, 2 lap race for the more advanced skiers.  The top 3 men and women finishers earned a prize as well as a participation medal for everyone who skied.  Race director and Door County Silent Sports Alliance member, Bob Richards says that the silent sports are lifelong sports for everyone.

 

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UIC Comes Back in Second Half to Beat Green Bay at the Kress Center



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com




 

The Green Bay men's basketball team played the first-ever Horizon League game at the Kress Center on Friday night, but it was the visiting UIC Flames that came out on top by a final of 83-75 on Senior Night. Seniors Khalil Small and David Jesperson were recognized prior to the game for their contributions and commitment to the Phoenix program.

 

Green Bay (10-19, 5-11) led 38-34 at the half, but it was the 15-0 run that UIC (16-12, 11-4 HL) used midway through the second half that was ultimately the difference. GB led 62-58 with 9:06 left in the game before the visiting Flames rattled off 15-straight points and took a 73-62 lead with 4:54 remaining.

 

GB went over four minutes without scoring, and never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.

 

Sandy Cohen III led all scorers in the game with 25 points and seven rebounds but went just 5-for-12 at the free throw line. The Phoenix finished a season-low 40.9 percent (9-for-22) from the free throw line as a team.

 

The Phoenix knocked down 12 3-pointers, its third-straight game with at least 11 made 3s. PJ Pipes and Kameron Hankerson each made three 3s in the game, with each player finishing in double-figures with 11 and 12 points respectively.

UIC dominated on the boards, grabbing 15 offensive rebounds and winning the rebounding edge at 60-42. It also scored 46 points in the paint, compared to GB's 30.

 

Khalil Small was able to get into double-figures in the game, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds while battling foul trouble all evening. With his six rebounds, Small becomes just the seventh player in program history to score 1,200 points and grab 500 career rebounds.

 

The win by the Flames was the first time since 2004 that it won in Green Bay, and also picked up the season sweep over the Phoenix.

 

The game was played in front of a crowd of over 3,800 that included alumni, current students, admitted students and Phoenix fans alike. It was part of Krash the Kress, which drew thousands of fans and students to the campus and Kress Center.

GB will hit the road for the final weekend of the regular season, making its Detroit road trip. It will play at Oakland on Thursday (Feb. 22) and at Detroit Mercy (Feb. 24) on Saturday. GB beat both teams at home earlier this season.

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Oconto uses strong second half to defeat Kewaunee 62-41


By Eric Fischer




On Friday night, the Oconto boy's basketball team used a strong second half to defeat the Kewaunee Storm 62-41.  Oconto went into halftime with a three-point lead, 26-23, and doubled the Storm in the second half 36-18 for the win.  Oconto's Carson Moe led all scorers with a 29 point outing, with teammate Evan Allan adding 16 points in the winning effort.  For Kewaunee, Cody Bultman and Andrew Richard each scored 12 points in the loss.

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Peshtigo boy's basketball dominates Gibraltar


By Eric Fischer




 

In Friday night Packerland Conference boy's basketball the Peshtigo Bulldogs dominated the Gibraltar Vikings, winning 65-27.  The Bulldogs set the pace early and never looked back, going into halftime with a 33-12 lead.  Peshtigo's Trent Carriveau led all scorers with 12 points, with teammates Mitchell VanVooren and Reid Marquardt each adding 9 points for the Bulldogs.  Ryan Murphy led the Vikings with 6 points in the loss.

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Sturgeon Bay swimmer Max McHugh sets US record at state meet

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

On Friday, Sturgeon Bay swimmer Max McHugh won two gold medals and set the US record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 51.62 seconds. McHugh bested the previous record by over a full second, which was 52.65 seconds.  Teammate Brock Aune took second in the event with a time of 58.67 seconds.   McHugh won his other gold medal and set a state record in the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 20.34, besting the previous record of 20.59 seconds.  The Sturgeon Bay relay team of McHugh, Aune, Evan Smith, and Luke Bousley would finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and third in the 200-yard medley relay.  With just four swimmers, Sturgeon Bay finished 6th of 35 teams in team points.

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Southern Door Trounces Sturgeon Bay On 104.1 FM WRLU


By Nick Freimuth


Sturgeon Bay was no match for Southern Door in varsity boys basketball Friday night on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Eagles silenced the Clippers 63-46 in a dominant effort. Kyle Daoust led all scorers with 21 points. Teammate Sam Gerend added 19 and each joined us in the post game show. The guards hope the win solidifies a #2 seed at tomorrows meeting. It would mean a regional final home game and a likely match up with Valders sin the sectional semi-final.

 

Sturgeon Bay got 13 points out of Carson Talbert and 11 from Jared Van Bramer in the loss. The Clippers play again Saturday night at Gibraltar.

 

It was also Hall of Fame night at Southern Door where Brian Flanigan and  Adam Cochart were inducted.

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6 in 60: Dillon Dean and Max Schoening

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

The Algoma Wolves boy's basketball team is in action tonight, traveling to Sevastopol for a Packerland conference matchup. Senior Casey Nelson and  Junior Max Schoening took some time out of practice on Wednesday to answer 6 questions in 60 seconds. If you have players you would like to see, or questions you'd like asked, please let us know!  For the full video, click the link below.

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Thursday Night High School Basketball Results


By Nick Freimuth


Thursday night was one filled with lopsided varsity girls basketball scores in the Packerland Conference. Kewaunee kept Sevastopol winless for the conference season with a 48-15 win. Courtney Tebo led the Pioneers with seven points.

 

Algoma was also quite dominant in their 58-27 win over Sturgeon Bay. Hailey DeGrave led the Clippers with 13 points. MaKayla Guilette led all scorers with 17 points in the win. The Wolves seem to be playing better basketball heading into next week's big regional match up with Gibraltar.

 

The Vikings had a shot to take the lead tied at 40 with conference champion Southern Door and missed. Gibraltar committed a foul putting Grace LeGrave at the line where she made one of two free throws with 9.6 seconds left. Gibraltar got three shots off in the final seconds but missed them all and lost 41-40. The Eagles were led by Gabby Atkins and Meghan LaCrosse with 11 points apiece. Gibraltar did not have a scorer hit double digits.

 

In Packerland Conference boys basketball, N.E.W. Lutheran silenced Kewaunee 67-58.

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L-C Spartan girls roll to 87-40 win over Waupaca on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls' basketball dominated the Waupaca Comets 87-40 in a North Eastern Conference regular season finale on Parents Night Thursday night in Luxemburg.

The Spartans used a pressure defense to kick-start their offense and were able to put away the Comets early.  Junior Cassie Schitz scored 21 of her game-high 31 in the first half as the Spartans took a commanding 50-17 lead into intermission.  Jenna Jorgenson finished with 17 points and Carli Kolross added 12 points as the Spartans cruised to the easy victory.

The #4 seeded Lady Spartans (18-5) will now have a week to prepare for the first round of the WIAA Division II tournament starting next Friday, February 23 against the number #5 seeded Southwest Trojans.

The next game broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM will be the L-C boys hosting the Waupaca Comets next Thursday, February 22.  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 book live.

 

(photo:  Seniors Mary Cravillion and Carson Junio during post game show)

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6 in 60: Andrew Montana and Sam Gerend


By Eric Fischer


Southern Door Senior basketball players Sam Gerend and Andrew Montana joined Door County Daily New's latest edition of 6 in 60 on Thursday.  Among the questions asked were "What's your favorite class?" and "What's your favorite sports memory in your time at Southern Door?".  To see their answers click the video below.

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Southern Door Vs. Sturgeon Bay Boys Basketball On 104.1 FM Friday Night


By Nick Freimuth


104.1 FM WRLU will broadcast the Southern Door vs. Sturgeon Bay varsity boys basketball game Friday night. We will also stream video for you to watch on Face Book Live by liking DoorCountyDailyNews.com on Face Book.

 

Ben Rikkola and I will have the call with lots of special guests appearing throughout the broadcast. Penny Wautier, Steve Neville, Brian Flanigan, Adam Cochart, Jen Olson, Courtney Renard, Derik Hawkey, Jim Benesh, Nathan LeRoy and Rex Meikle will all be a part of the broadcast.

 

It is Hall of Fame induction night at Southern Door as Adam Cochart and Brian Flanigan will be welcomed in as the newest members. Pre-game will start around 6:50 PM with tip to follow on 104.1 FM WRLU.

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Spartan girls host Waupaca tonight on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls' basketball will host the Waupaca Comets in a North Eastern Conference regular season finale on Parents Night.  The Lady Spartans (15-3, 17-5 overall) are coming off a 73-34 victory over Denmark on Tuesday while Waupaca (1-16, 1-20 overall) lost to Wrightstown 55-19.  L-C beat Waupaca 77-41 earlier this year.

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 book live.

 

(photo by Ron LeCloux)

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Door County Kayak Fishing Pro Bill Schultz on the Midwest sport shows speaking circuit


By Paul Schmitt


The kayaking season in Door County may be a few months off, but Kayak Fishing Pro and guest correspondent Bill Schultz is busy doing presentations at upcoming sport shows in Madison and throughout the Midwest.  Schultz says although the bass numbers the last couple years have been down a little, Door County is still one of the best fisheries in the Midwest.

 

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Door County YMCA Volleyball League Standings & Results

By Tyler Powell

 

There is a three-way tie in the loss column in the Door County  YMCA A League standings. Here is a look at how both leagues fared Monday night and the latest standings:

 

WEEK 11 STANDINGS

 

A LEAGUE:

Olson Dental defeated The Caffeinators 3-0 (15-12; 15-9; 15-9)

Nicolet Beach Concessions defeated Door County Fire Co. 2-1 (10-15; 15-12; 15-13)

Some Spike It Hot defeated Boom Town 3-0 ()

Music Masters DJ's – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     23-7

Nicolet Beach Concessions             20-7

Music Masters DJs                         20-7

Some Spike It Hot                       18-9

Olson Dental                               8-22

Boom Town                                 5-22

The Caffeinators                          5-25

 

 

B LEAGUE:

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

Redroom defeated Brick Lot 2 3-0 (15-5; 15-13; 15-6)

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bull Pen 2-1 (11-15; 15-11; 17-15)

Brick Lot 1 defeated The Try-Hards 2-1 (15-12; 15-9; 12-15)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             29-4

Hatco Serve-Rites                21-12

Peninsula Podiatry                17-16

Brick Lot 1                          16-17

Bull Pen                             15-18

Brick Lot 2                          13-20

Try-Hards                           12-21

Bay Ship Sharks                  8-25

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Door County High School Swim Team Prepping For State

The 94th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships will be held this Friday and Saturday, February 16-17, at the Natatorium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Ticket prices for the meet are $6 and are sold only at the UW Natatorium each day of the competition.

 

Door County's delegation will be competing in Division 2, held Friday, with the Division 1 championships to follow Saturday. The Division 2 diving competition begins Friday at 2:30 p.m., with the swimming finals scheduled at 6:30 p.m. The Division 1 diving competition will begin Saturday at 10 a.m., with the swimming events scheduled for 3 p.m. The swimming events will run consecutively following the first event's starting time on the respective days.

 

Sevastopol senior Max McHugh of the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door co-op is the fastest qualifier in the 50 freestyle by more than a second at 20.57.

 

Other event state qualifiers for Door County include:

 

200 Medley Relay Luke Bousley, Max McHugh, Brock Aune, and Evan Smith

100 Freestyle Brock Aune

100 Breaststroke McHugh and Aune

200 Freestyle Relay McHugh, Smith, Bousley, and Aune

 

 

All of this major team success comes in the first year under new head coach Jeff Norton. Congratulations to Coach Norton and the Door County High School Swim Team

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Tuesday Night High School Basketball Results


By Nick Freimuth


The 2017-2018 basketball season is quickly coming to a close as we enter the second half of February. The WIAA girls basketball tournament begins next Tuesday with the boys post season to follow the week after.

 

Last night in high school boys hoops, Peshtigo got the upper hand on Algoma in a 53-45 win. The Wolves struggled to get the offense going Tuesday. Post player Aidan Wallace led Algoma with 12 points.

 

Oconto got the upper hand on Gibraltar Tuesday 79-42. The Blue Devils rushed out to a 39-15 lead at half  and coasted to victory. Carson Moe scored 29 points to lead all scorers. The Vikings had just one player dip into double digits. Andras Szokala finished with ten points in the loss.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco girls crushed rival Denmark 73-34. The Spartans scored an incredible 44 points in the second half. Cassie Schiltz tallied 20 points to lead all scorers. Mary Cravillion added 11 points in a total team effort. The Spartans saw ten players score in the victory.

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Luxemburg-Casco pins past Lakeland 63-8 for second straight trip to state


By Tim Kowols


After a marathon dual against rival Freedom, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans made quick work of Lakeland 63-8 to punch their ticket for their second straight trip to the team state tournament in Madison.

 

The Spartans registered nine first period pins on the evening, with Bryce  Bosman and Nathan  Ronsman kicking things off at 126 and 132 pounds respectively.  After Jack Scandin collected a decision over Cameron Lemmens, the Spartans would rattle off 10 straight wins. Dakota Robinson,  Colton Worachek, Devan Vandenbush, Austin Leroy, Nate Lloyd, Lucas Joniaux, and Isaac Blohowiak got pins while Mason Ravet Jacob  Zellner, and Reece Worachek picked up decisions.

 

While several wrestlers will head to individual sectionals this weekend, the Spartans will compete together as a full squad March 3 at the UW Fieldhouse. State semifinals begin at 10 a.m. while the championship round would take place at 3 p.m.

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Luxemburg-Casco advances to sectional final after 37-23 victory over Freedom


By Tim Kowols


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans find themselves  one step closer to state after defeating conference rival and host Freedom in the sectional semi-final 37-23.

 

The Spartans would rattle off 22 straight points after giving up an early technical fall to Colton Kater at 120 pounds, with Bryce Bosman, Nathan Ronsman, Cameron Lemmens, Colton Worachek, and Devan Vandenbush all collecting bonus points. From there the Irish and the Spartan would trade victories, highlighted by a pin by Lucas Joniaux and decisions  by Jacob Zellner, Austin Leroy, and Nate Lloyd.

 

The Spartans look to make it two straight trips to Madison when they face Lakeland in the sectional final.

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Kewaunee Wrestling falls in team sectional semifinal against Random Lake 32-31


By Tim Kowols


Kewaunee scored the final 18 points of their semifinal dual, but it was not enough in a 32-31 loss to host Random Lake.

 

After the Rams capture two early decisions, the Storm's Brock Duescher narrowed the gap with 11-1 major decision over CJ Richardson at 182 pounds. Kyle Steinhorst answered a Random Lake pin with a 7-3 decision before the Rams rattled off three straight wins. Jack Severin would earn quick pin at 120 pounds before the Rams would conclude their scoring with a forfeit at 126 and a heartbreaking 2-0 victory over Kewaunee's Cam Konop. Cam Hanrahan and Jesse Steinhorst's forfeits sandwiched a third period pin by Dylan Steinhorst to end a disappointing dual, but finish an overall exciting and successful season that saw the Storm win several tournaments.

 

Several Storm wrestlers still have life to their season as Severin, Hanrahan, Wery, Reinke, Konop, and all three Steinhorsts will all wrestling in this weekend's individual sectional meet in Dodgeland.

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Packerland Conference Boys Hoops Standings


By Nick Freimuth


Southern Door varsity boys basketball has already clinched a share of the Packerland Conference championship. They are one win away from clinching the crown outright like the girls did last night. The Eagles next chance will be Friday night in a game broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU. Sturgeon Bay will hope to play spoiler on Hall of Fame Night. The undefeated Eagles have looked the stronger team all season and plan on keeping their undefeated conference record intact.

 

Here is a look at conference standings as provided by Packerland Commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           13                    0

Oconto                                        10                    3

Sturgeon Bay                             9                      3

Peshtigo                                     7                      5

Kewaunee                                  6                      6

NEW Lutheran                           6                      7

Algoma                                       3                      9

Gibraltar                                     1                      10

Sevastopol                                 0                      12

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Southern Door Girls Claim Conference Crown


By Nick Freimuth


The Southern Door varsity girls basketball team clinched the Packerland Conference championship outright with a 43-36 win over Algoma. The Eagles jumped out to a ten points halftime lead thanks to 11 first half points by Tehya Bertrand. She finished with a game high 16 points. Gabby Atkins finished with 13 points while leading the offense at the point. MaKayla Guilette was the lone Wolf to hit double digits and finished with ten points.

 

Here is a look at the current standings after last night's reported scores:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          14                    1

Kewaunee                                 11                    3

Gibraltar                                    11                    4

Algoma                                      9                      6

Peshtigo                                    7                      7

Oconto                                       7                      8

NEW Lutheran                          4                      10

Sturgeon Bay                            3                      12

Sevastopol                                0                      15

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Gibraltar avoids upset, beats Sevastopol 59-43


By Eric Fischer




 

The Gibraltar Vikings girl's basketball team was able to hold off an upset attempt on Monday night, defeating Sevastopol 59-43.  Both teams turned the ball over excessively in the first half but it was Gibraltar with a 31-16 advantage at the break.  In a game where the Sevastopol seniors were honored before playing their last home game, it was freshman Zoe-Rose Kuehn who provided energy on both ends of the court, bringing the Pioneers within 6 points before Gibraltar was able to pull away. Kuehn led Sevastopol scorers with 13 points.  For the victorious Gibraltar Vikings, it was senior Raina Haleen who stole the show, scoring 18 points, leading all scorers.  Gibraltar's freshman standout Karlee Kita also added 11 points for the Vikings.  Gibraltar is back in action on Thursday night as they host Packerland Conference leader Southern Door on Senior Night.

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Gibraltar travels to Sevastopol for Packerland Conference tilt on 105.1 The Viking


By Tim Kowols


Even though the WIAA Girls Basketball Regional pairings were announced over the weekend, there is still plenty to play for when the Gibraltar Vikings take the short drive south to face the Sevastopol Pioneers. The host Pioneers are looking for their first conference win of the season, falling to the Algoma Wolves last Friday night 69-31.  The Pioneers are led by an even scoring attach of Lexie LeClair, Courtney Tebo, and Amber Roalkvan, all averaging just above six points a game. The Vikings hope to keep their winning ways alive after defeating the Peshtigo Bulldogs at home last Friday 42-33.  Payton Pluff continues to pace the Vikings with 16.5 points a contest with Rain Haleen pitching in 13 points a game.

 

Eric Fischer and Jay Kita will have the call beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pre-game show on 105.1 The Viking with the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco wrestlers look to punch tickets to team state Tuesday


By Tim Kowols


The Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco wrestlers will have an extra opportunity to wrestle in Madison this week when the WIAA Team State Sectional takes place Tuesday evening.

 

In Division 2, the Spartans will visit a familiar foe in Freedom as they take on the Irish in the sectional semi-final. Last month, the #1 Spartans narrowly defeated the then #3 (now #2) Irish 31-28.  The winner will take on Lakeland or Ripon in the sectional final.

 

In Division 3, the #9 Kewaunee Storm will take on host Random Lake in their sectional semi-final. The winner will take on either Princeton or Kenosha Christian Life in the sectional final.

 

With a chance to wrestle inside the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse on March 3 on the line, semi-final action at both sites begins at 6 p.m. with the finals slated to begin at 8 p.m.

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Girls Basketball Regional Tournament Pairings Released


By Nick Freimuth


The WIAA regional basketball tournament will open Tuesday night, February 20 for area girls high school teams. Of the seven teams competing from Door and Kewaunee Counties only one team is slotted in Division  2. Luxemburg-Casco earned a round one bye with the fourth seed. They will host fifth seeded Green Bay Southwest Friday, February 23.

 

In Division 3, Sturgeon Bay opens up the tourney on Tuesday, February 20 as an  11 seed at #6 Brillion  at 7:00 PM. Southern Door is in the same regional and their number two seed earned them a first round bye. They will host the winner of #7 Denmark and #10 New Holstein Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM.

 

In Division 4, Gibraltar will host Algoma as the eight seed against #9 on Tuesday, February 20. Kewaunee received a #6 seed and will host #11 Winnebago Lutheran Academy the same night in a different Divisional 4 regional.

 

Sevastopol is the lone area Division 5 school. The Pioneers will travel to #6 Wausaukee as the #11 seed Tuesday, February 20 at  7:00 PM.

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McHugh Swims Second Fastest 50 Breaststroke EVER Leading Four To State

By Jeff Norton

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door High School co-op swim team competed at the Cedarburg Sectionals on Saturday and qualified four swimmers to state.

The first event for the team was the 200 Medley Relay and the group of Luke Bousley, Max McHugh, Brock Aune, and Evan Smith took 1st place in a blistering fast time of 1:39.61, this qualifies them automatically for the State Meet in Madison next Friday. That accomplishment was special in itself but more to come on just how special this race was later.

The 200 Freestyle saw Evan Smith swim a personal best time of 1:57.59 to finish in 6th place, that was followed by Max McHugh winning the 50 Freestyle in 20.57, Luke Bousley in 9th place with 23.82, and Ian Bartz finished 36th with a personal best time of 30.99

In the 100 Freestyle Brock Aune took home 3rd place with a time of 49.75, this swim qualified him for the State Meet next Friday, Luke Bousley swam 52.02 for 7th place and Will Albertson took 20th with personal best time of 58.49, while Ian Bartz's personal best of 1:07.82 put him in 29th.

Event #9 was the 200 Freestyle Relay and the team of McHugh, Smith, Bousley, and Aune took home first place with a swim of 1:28.99, this was followed by Smith finishing 7th in the 100 Backstroke with a personal best time of 1:00.36

The final event for the team was the 100 Breaststroke with McHugh and Aune sweeping the top 2 spots with times of 53.09 for McHugh and a personal best 59.90 for Aune, Will Albertson posted another personal best of 1:10.00 to take a podium medal in 8th place.

Now back to the 200 Medley Relay where one of the fastest splits in Breaststroke history was posted by Max McHugh. McHugh posted a 22.69 split in the 50 yard Breaststroke leg of the Relay and according to the online site of swimswam this is tied for the 2nd fastest split EVER by any swimmer at ANY level of swimming.  It ties the swim of Peter John Stevens from the University of Tennessee and is second only to the time of 22.64 from Chuck Katis at the 2015 NCAA Championship

Up next for the team is the State Championship held at the University of Madison Natatorium on Friday, February 16 at 6:30 PM.

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Strong Showing Saturday For Southern Door Youth Wrestling

By Kevin Slezewski

 

Southern Door Youth Wrestling was well represented at the annual Ashwaubenon Youth Tournament with 27 young Eagles competing.   They finished in fifth place as a team.  Individual results were as follows:

 

1st Place - Justin Jandron, Mason Motquin, Oliver Wilke, Jonah LeFevre, Dylan Wessel

2nd Place - Chase Massart, Jiohnni Oberleitner, Clark LeFevre, Nora LeFevre, Jade Wrenn, Austin Ferron, Wyatt Wilke

3rd Place - Brock Beyer, Dylan Kaye, Ethan DeNamur

4th Place - Jaxson Rozmiarek-Kostichka, Bradan Wessel, Trevin Veeser, Trenton Krueger, Keny Lynch, Zachary Beyer, Ethan Alexander

5th Place - Logan Motquin, Colton Valley, Colton Krueger, Zack Lynch, Shaun Tooley

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Kewaunee wins regional title, Southern Door also impresses

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

Kewaunee played host to and dominated the Regional 2 tournament on Saturday.  Kewaunee had five first-place wrestlers,   Jack Severin (120), Cam Hanrahan (132), Jesse Steinhorst (145), Travis Reinke (170) and Paul Wery (285).  The Storm also had three second-place finishers Cam Konop (126), Dylan Steinhorst (152) and Kyle Steinhorst (220).  Southern Door also represented well with four second-place finishers, Kyle Conard (106), Griffin Slezewski (113), Grant Englebert (138) and Jared Conard (145).

 

Notes from Southern Door Coach Jerry  Englebert:

 
While regionals marks the end of the season for some and the end of careers for others it can also be the reward for a lot of hard work for those advancing to sectionals.


Congratulations to senior Jared Conard (145) and freshman Kyle Conard (106), Griffin Slezewski (113) and Grant Englebert (138) who all placed second and will be moving on to sectionals next weekend in Dodgeland.  This will be the first trip for all four wrestlers who will look to finish in the top three and move on to the state tournament.


As they have all year, Kyle at 106 and Griffin at 113 had similar tournaments and similar matches.  Kyle started with bye then faced Caleb Delsman from Reedsville who was honorable mention in the most recent rankings.  Griffin started with a  bye then faced Jordan Ingalls from Reedsville who was a state qualifier last year.  Both gave up a quick takedowns before settling in and working their way back into the match scoring reversals and near fall to earn wins and advance to the finals.  Great composure for freshman to keep their minds clear and just battle to win positions and score points.  In the finals both lost to ranked opponents.  Kyle to #9 Geiger and Griffin to #11 Tesarik.  Tough matches but the kind that will give us good film and learning opportunities.


Grant at 138 started with a bye then a major decision before at tough 4-2 loss in the finals to Dylon Becker of Mishicot who has been ranked or honorable mention all year at 126.  Like his classmates, Grant also gave up a quick takedown then battled back earning a reversal to tie but then gave up a reversal for the final margin.  Good match against a quality opponent.  Grant was able to neutralize Beckers offense but couldn't get the needed reversal in the third period.


Jared at 145 started with a bye then faced Jesse Steinhorst (ranked #3).  After the loss to Steinhorst Jared won both his third place and second place wrestle back matches by fall.  Jared was very focused and knew exactly what he wanted.  Great to see his making his first sectional appearance.


Coming up next week Kyle will start with Cole Slark 32-6 freshman from Markesan, Griffin will start with Kade Pinter 42-4 freshman from Kenosha Christian Life, Grant will start with Joey Bock 26-9 sophomore from Random Lake and Jared will start with Guenther Hebbe 36-4 junior from Princeton.


This time of year, the intensity of every match ramps up making for many exciting matches.  Despite our youth I think we were ready for that intensity and responded well.  Qualifying 3 freshman gives us optimism for the future.  Overall we wrestled hard and showed definite improvement from the beginning of the year.


One of those we had hoped to get through regionals was Seth Suess.  Seth was having a good season before he hyper extended his elbow in his match against Sturgeon Bay.  He has started therapy and should be good in a couple weeks.  We are looking forward to having him back next season.  We also hope to get Evan Blasier and Brady Tooley back next season.  Evan is working through a shoulder issue from summer and Brady is recovering from a knee problem.


We will be saying good bye to seniors Caleb Buchberger and Wes Wrobel.  Both good wrestlers and good additions to the team.  We also loose Santtu Kiljunen who is an exchange student from Finland.  Its always hard to find a competitive 285 and Santtu was not only competitive but fun as well.

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Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol advance wrestlers to sectionals

 

By Eric Fischer


 

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team took home the Valders regional title on Saturday.  Luxemburg-Casco had six first-place wrestlers, Lucas Joniaux (106), Bryce Bosman (126), Devan Vandenbush (152), Reece Worachek (160), Jacob Zellner (170) and Nate Lloyd (220).  Nathan Ronsman (132), Colton Worachek (145) and Austin Leroy (195) each finished second for the Spartans to advance to sectionals.  Jeremy Jorns (182) from Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol also advanced, taking home first place.

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Green Bay Knocks Down 13 3-Pointers But Comes Up Short at Northern Kentucky 86-80

 

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

Facing its second-straight Horizon League leading opponent in less than 48 hours, Green Bay went toe to toe on the road with Northern Kentucky on Saturday night, before coming up short 86-80 at BB&T Arena. The Phoenix (10-18, 5-10 HL) knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers, but the Norse (19-7, 12-2 HL) got 38 points in the paint and finished 19-for-20 from the free throw line to move into sole possession atop the league standings.

 

After going into the half down by 10, Green Bay was able to make eight of its 15 3-point attempts in the second half, led by Sandy Cohen's 14 points and three made 3s. Cohen finished the game with 18 points and seven rebounds, two nights after scoring 21 points at Wright State. He even banked one in from the top of the key late in the game as GB tried to steal the road win.

 

GB was able to get within three at 77-74 with 3:28 left after Kameron Hankerson buried his only made 3 of the night. NKU was quick to answer though, as Tyler Sharpe came down on the other end and answered with his own make from beyond the arc to push the lead back to six. Sharpe led NKU in scoring with 19 points on five made 3s.

 

The Norse was able to keep a two-possession lead the rest of the game, anchored by its 19 made free throws. NKU didn't miss its first free throw until there were only nine seconds left in the game, with the result nearly finalized.

 

Senior Khalil Small continued his strong season, leading all scorers in the game with 20 points. Small went 9-for-10 at the free throw line and dished out four assists. GB finished 17-for-22 (77.3 percent) as a team from the charity stripe.

 

NKU opened up with a strong 12-2 lead to start the game, but it was the Phoenix's run to end the first half and open the second that put them in line for an upset bid. David Jesperson hit a 3-pointer with the clock winding down on the first half, and opened up the second half the same way with another made 3. GB was able to run off 10-straight points and cut into the Norse lead.

 

The Phoenix took its first lead of the game on a made 3-pointer from TJ Parham with 11:00 left in the game, gaining the small 63-62 advantage. Parham netted a career-high 16 points on four made 3s, playing extended minutes with the absence of freshman forward Manny Patterson. Patterson missed his first game of the season, after suffering an upper-body injury in Thursday's game at Wright State.

 

Parham would hit another 3 with 9:45 left to give his team the lead back. NKU then scored the next four points and would hold onto the lead for good.

 

Hankerson also finished in double-figures with 10 points. The sophomore doled out seven assists and grabbed six rebounds, starting in place of the injured Patterson.

 

The 13 made 3s are the most Green Bay has made in a game since it poured in 14 against Wright State last year on Jan. 12 at the Resch Center.

 

The Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Drew McDonald tallied another double-double for the Norse, scoring 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. NKU outrebounded GB 43-31 in the game.

 

The Phoenix will now return to Green Bay, where it will play its next home game at the Kress Center on campus. GB will face UIC on Friday (Feb. 16) for an 8 p.m. tip time for Krash the Kress.

 

It will also be Senior Night for Green Bay's David Jesperson and Khalil Small, who will be recognized before the game.

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No. 20/17 Green Bay Takes Down In-State Rival Milwaukee on the Road, 65-36

 

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


The Green Bay women's basketball team completed the regular season sweep against in-state rivals this afternoon on the road at Milwaukee, defeating the Panthers at the Klotsche Center, 65-36, to move to 4-0 this season against teams from Wisconsin.

 

Although the Panthers (17-8, 7-5) were on the board first, the Phoenix (22-2, 12-1) controlled the game from the start and didn't take long to build a double-digit lead in its rivalry matchup. After the opening quarter, Green Bay led Milwaukee 18-8 and allowed the home team just seven field-goal attempts.

 

From the 2:04 mark in the second quarter to the 2:01 mark in the third quarter, the relentless Green Bay defense didn't allow the Panthers to score a single point. During the scoreless period for Milwaukee, the Phoenix offense capitalized with a 20-run to lead things 47-17 late in the third.

 

Green Bay carried a 30-point advantage, 54-24, into the fourth after Jessica Lindstrom sank her third three-pointer of the afternoon with just seconds remaining on the clock.

 

The Panthers offense was held to single digits the first three quarters of the matchup but managed to break into double digits on its final basket of the fourth, a triple from UWM's Alyssa Fischer. Green Bay dribbled the clock out on its final possession to claim a 65-36 victory and extend its winning streak to 11 games.

 

Green Bay shot 46% (25-54) from the field while holding the Panthers to just 28% (11-40). The Phoenix had a successful day from beyond the arc as well, shooting 10-of-21 compared to Milwaukee's 4-of-20 performance.

 

The Phoenix surrendered a season-low four turnovers on the afternoon and forced 10. Green Bay won the battle on the boards, 36-24, and outscored Milwaukee 18-10 in the paint.

 

Allie LeClaire led the Phoenix in scoring with 16 points. The senior also doled out five assists and corralled three rebounds. Jessica Lindstrom turned in a double-digit scoring performance with 13 points and pulled down five rebounds.

 

After a slower week on the court, the Phoenix schedule heats up next weekend with three games in five days starting at Cleveland State on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.

 

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Algoma girls dominate Sevastapol 69-31

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

In Friday night Packerland conference play, the Algoma girls got an all-around team effort beating Sevastapol 69-31.  Algoma would have ten different players score in the win.  Lucy Wiese led the team with 13 points, with Jordan Jossie adding 11 and Madison Feld also in double digits with 10 points.  In the loss, Zoe Kuehn scored a game-high 15 points for Sevastapol.

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Kewaunee girls outlasts Oconto


By Eric Fischer




 

After taking a  lead into halftime on Friday night, the Kewaunee Storm girl's basketball team outlasted a second-half comeback effort by the Oconto Blue Devils to win 45-41.  Oconto would outscore Kewaunee in the second half 27-23 but the Storm held strong.  Kewaunee was led by Lexi Rentmeester who led the Storm with 17 points, knocking down five 3-pointers.  Sara Dax and Mackenzie Tlachac each also chipped in 8.  For Oconto, Sydney Koch led all scorers with 19 points, including five 3-pointers of her own, in the losing effort.

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Spartans roll over Truckers 77-50 on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys' basketball won their second game in a row with an impressive 77-50 victory over Clintonville Friday night in North Eastern Conference game at Luxemburg.  The Spartans trailed jumped out to a 12-5 lead early on before Clintonville went on a seven-point run to take the lead.  The Spartans then took control by taking a 38-25 lead into halftime.

 

Luxemburg-Casco came out and dominated the second half as Clintonville never got closer than  the 13 points they trailed at intermission.

 

The Spartans were led by Coisman with 25 points, while Dylan Hanson added 13 points as the Spartans revenged an earlier overtime loss to the Truckers in Clintonville.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (4-11, 4-15 overall) will now take to the road to play Oconto Falls next Thursday.

 

The next L-C boys game broadcast on the radio will be February 22 against Waupaca in Luxemburg on Senior night  The broadcast will be 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.

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Algoma Girls Win Big Non-Conference Game


By Nick Freimuth


Courtney Guilette scored 24 of Algoma's 57 points in a five point victory over Bonduel Thursday night. The 57-52 non-conference win was a big one for the Wolves. The match up could possibly be replicated in the post season as these two teams have matched up regularly in the regional tournament in year's past. Post season seeding will be released late next week.

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Southern Door Clinches At Least A Share Of Packerland Title


By Nick Freimuth


In Packerland Conference boys basketball a big upset took place in Peshtigo. The host team had been flirting around .500 most of the season and upset second place Sturgeon Bay Thursday night. The 66-47 loss all but guarantees Southern Door the Packerland Conference championship. The undefeated Eagles now have a three game lead with three games left. The Eagles did guarantee at least a share of the title and need just one win in their next three games to clinch the championship outright.

 

Carson Talbert again led the Clippers with 13 points but got very little help elsewhere. Only three other players made more than one field goal (Brady Wodack, Michael Rose and Jared VanBramer). None of the other three players scored more than six points. The Clippers were down just four points at half time and were outscored 39-24 in the second half.

 

Southern Door had their way with Sevastopol 89-62. The conference champs saw Kyle Daoust go off for for 28 points but was bested by teammate Sam Gerend's 30 points. Derik LeCaptain added 16 points in the win. Sevastopol was led by Johnny Jorns with 14 points and Robby Pollman's team high 22 points.

 

Gibraltar fell to NEW Lutheran 56-49 despite a solid outing. The Vikings hung with the Blazers the entire game but could never maintain a lead. Trevor Reinhardt and Alex Laughlin each scored 13 points in the loss while Andras Szakala poured in 11 points for Gibraltar. Samuel Meerstein scored an incredible 21 points for NEW Lutheran.

 

Algoma was unable to hang with Oconto in a 76-49 loss Thursday night. Aiden Wallace was the only Wolves player to reach double digits in the loss. Connor Ebben scored a game high 24 points and teammate Carson Moe added 21 pouints.

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L-C Spartan boys host Clintonville tonight on WBDK


By Paul Schmitt


Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball will play the host to the Clintonville Truckers in a Northeastern Conference game Friday night.  The Spartans (3-11, 3-15 overall) pulled off a stunning upset of Marinette on Monday, topping the then-first place Marines 65-63.  Clintonville is coming off a loss to Freedom 59-40.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 7:15 p.m on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com with video on facebook book live.

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Wrestlers enter postseason this weekend with state regional tournaments


By Tim Kowols


It is officially do-or-die time for area wrestling teams as the WIAA Regional Tournaments kicks off this weekend at sites across the state.

 

In Valders, Luxemburg-Casco will look to defend its regional title as it faces some of the top teams in the state with wrestlers from Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Valders looking to play spoilers. Ranked #1 in the state at Division II, the Spartans will also face #7 Denmark, #10 Two Rivers, and #11 Wrightstown. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the top scoring team heading to Freedom for the team sectional meet. Top finishers will go to Oconto Falls next weekend.

 

Closer to home, Kewaunee will host a regional tournament with Southern Door, Brillion, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, and Reedsville paying the Storm a visit. WIWrestling.com currently has the Storm ranked 8th in the state. Wrestling is also slated to begin at 10 a.m. with the winning team heading to Random Lake for the team sectional meet. Top finishers will head to Dodgeland next weekend for the individual sectional meet.

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Green Bay Battles League-Leading Wright State Down to the Wire on the Road



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


Hoping to surprise the Horizon League leaders on its home floor on Thursday night, Green Bay battled Wright State from start to finish before coming up just short 68-64 in the final seconds at the Nutter Center. The Phoenix (10-17, 5-9 HL) took an 11-point lead with just under 11 minutes remaining in the game, but the Raiders (19-7, 11-2 HL) responded with a 12-0 run to get back the momentum and the eventual nail-biting victory.

Wright State took the early 19-11 lead with 6:43 left in the first half, but upset-minded Green Bay locked in for a 14-0 run to close out the half before taking a 26-19 lead into the break. GB held WSU scoreless the final 6:43, getting an offensive spark from Sandy Cohen III who scored 11 of GB's 14 points during that stretch.

Cohen III registered his second career double-double, leading the Phoenix with 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the game. It's the fourth 20-plus point scoring effort in league play by Cohen this year, who finished 7-for-14 from the field with three steals.

GB and WSU were tied at 58-58 when the under-4 minute media timeout hit, and GB held possession. Cohen turned it over and Grant Benzinger scored five-straight points to give the Raiders the 63-58 lead, before David Jespersonmade four-straight free throws to cut the deficit to one at 63-62 with 44 seconds left.

The ensuing possession, Jaylon Hall was fouled after grabbing his missed 3-point attempt and went on to make one of his two attempts. GB got the ball back with 13 seconds left, but Kameron Hankerson turned it over with 6 seconds left and WSU iced the game away at the free throw line from there.

Jesperson totaled a new career-high 18 points, knocking down four of his 11 3-point attempts and giving his team a chance late in the game with clutch free throws. Jesperon also hit big 3s in the second half, which helped GB slow Wright State's momentum.

Senior Khalil Small scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Hankerson added 10 points of his own.

Neither team shot particularly well in the game, although GB did make 11 3s on 31 attempts.  GB never trailed by more than eight points and only turned the ball over 10 times.

Wright State was led by Benzinger's 22 points, as the player of the year candidate single handily brought the Raiders back into the game in the second half. Benzinger also scored seven clutch points in the closing minutes, helping WSU keep Green Bay winless on the road this season (0-12).

Green Bay will make the short drive south to Highland Heights, Ky., where it will face Northern Kentucky next. The Phoenix and Norse, which beat Milwaukee on Thursday, will tip at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday (Feb. 10) night at BB&T Arena.

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6 in 60: Aidan Wallace and Casey Nelson

 

By Eric Fischer


In this edition of "6 in 60" Aidan Wallace and Casey Nelson stayed after practice to answer some goofy questions and reflect back on their time as Algoma Wolves.  On the court, the two senior boys are leaders. Aidan Wallace is averaging a team high 16 points per game, and Casey leads the team in assists and steals.  Casey Nelson says he wants to thank all the coaches he has had for helping him grow since coming to Algoma.

 



 

Aidan Wallace mentions that his athletic career will not end upon his graduation from Algoma.



 

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Door County YMCA Volleyball Standings & Results

By Tyler Powell

 

Week 10 of the Door County YMCA Volleyball League is in the books. Here is a look at how teams in both divisions performed this week and current standings:

 

A LEAGUE:

Music Masters DJ's defeated Boom Town 3-0 (15-8; 15-12; 15-12)

Door County Fire Co. defeated Olson Dental 3-0 (15-7; 15-7; 15-2)

Some Spike It Hot defeated The Caffeinators 2-1 (15-7; 6-15; 15-4)

Nicolet Beach Concessions – Bye Week

 

Standings:

Door County Fire Co.                     22-5

Nicolet Beach Concessions            18-6

Music Masters DJs                       20-7

Some Spike It Hot                               15-9

Boom Town                                        5-19

Olson Dental                              5-22

The Caffeinators                         5-22

 

 

B LEAGUE:

Hatco Serve-Rites defeated Bay Ship Sharks 3-0 (15-6; 15-4; 15-4)

Bull Pen defeated The Try-Hards 3-0 (15-10; 15-11; 15-2)

Redroom defeated Peninsula Podiatry 2-1 (15-3; 15-7; 11-15)

Brick Lot 2 defeated Brick Lot 1 2-1 (15-9; 15-4; 17-19)

 

Standings:

Redroom                             26-4

Hatco Serve-Rites                19-11

Brick Lot 1                          14-16

Bull Pen                             14-16

Peninsula Podiatry                13-14

Brick Lot 2                          13-17

Try-Hards                           11-19

Bay Ship Sharks                  8-22

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Your Child's Artwork Could Be Displayed At Lambeau Field

By Green Bay Packers

 

The Green Bay Packers are inviting student artists to submit artwork for the organization's Packers Student Art Contest, with the winners earning the opportunity for their art to be featured at Lambeau Field and a $5,000 donation for their school.

 

The winning pieces will be displayed in the stadium's club levels throughout the 2018 season.

 

The theme of this year's contest is "100 Seasons of Packers Football," and asks students to create a piece that tells the story of the Packers' rich history by illustrating the momentous plays, spirited traditions and extraordinary triumphs that made the team what it is today. It could depict exciting victories, heartbreaking defeats, miraculous comebacks, generations of fans supporting the team year after year or whatever interpretation the artist imagines based off the theme.

 

Artists are invited to capture 100 seasons of the Packers through painting, drawings, prints, digital art, mixed media or collage. The deadline to submit artwork is April 9.

 

Three grand prize winners also will receive a $5,000 donation to the winner's school art program and an invitation for the winner and two guests to the Annual Suite Holder Tasting in July at Lambeau Field.

 

Eligible artists include students in grades 6-8 or grades 9-12, or students attending a university or technical college at the time of submission, with one winner chosen from each category. The final artwork size must be 16 inches by 20 inches on canvas, paper, or other mixed media. Art pieces must weigh less than 30 pounds and be able to fit comfortably in a standard frame.

 

For full contest rules and guidelines, or to submit an entry for the contest, please visit pckrs.com/artcontest.

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L-C's Frontuto signs National Letter of Intent to play football at Michigan Tech


By Tim Kowols


Luxemburg-Casco offensive lineman Gabe Frontuto's football career will continue, signing his National Letter of Intent Wednesday with Michigan Tech University. Frontuto was an all-Northeast Conference selection on the offensive line the last two seasons. Wisconsin Sports Network also gave Frontuto credit for his defensive snaps, crediting him with 19 total tackles in three seasons. Frontuto is currently getting match at 285 on the Spartans wrestling team.

 

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Kewaunee Wrestling Runs Away With The Packerland


By Nick Freimuth


A perfect (4-0) Packerland Conference wrestling season is in the books for the Kewaunee Storm. They clinched their undefeated conference title run Tuesday night with an impressive 64-15 win over Peshtigo.

 

The Storm claimed forfeit victories by Elena Lewis, Jack Severin, Travis Reinke, Cam Hanrahan, Brock Duescher and Cody Steinhorst.

 

Caydn Carlson, Jesse Steinhorst, Michael Barribeau and Trevor Pribek all earned pins for Kewaunee. Cam Konop scored an 8-0 decision in his victory.

 

Here is a look at the final Packerland Conference standings for the 2017-2018 season:

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                                4                      0                      0

Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol                    3                      1                      0

Peshtigo                                                    2                      3                      0

Southern Door                                       1                      3                      0

Oconto                                                      0                      4                      0

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High School Girls Tuesday Night Hoops


By Nick Freimuth


Sturgeon Bay beat Sevastopol 53-41 in Packerland Conference girls basketball Tuesday night. The Clippers saw Hailey DeGrave lead all scorers with 21 points, a career high. Morgan Nelson also logged a career high for Sturgeon Bay. She finished with 12 points. Sevastopol's Lexie LeClair and Jillie Jorns each scored 12 points in the loss.

 

Southern Door eased past Gillett 73-40 after leading 35-12 at half time. Meghan LaCrosse scored a game high 16 points. Teammates Grace LeGrave added 15, Alexis Jandrin poured in 12 and Hailey Shimon notched 12 points in the win.

 

Peshtigo held on for a 42-41 win over Algoma. Jordan Jossie had 11 points in the loss for the Wolves.

 

Here is a look at the current standings following Tuesday night's reported scores:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          12                    1

Kewaunee                                 9                      3

Gibraltar                                    9                      4

Algoma                                      8                      5

Oconto                                       7                      7

Peshtigo                                    6                      6

NEW Lutheran                        5                      9

Sturgeon Bay                           3                      11

Sevastopol                                0                      13

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Gibraltar Girls grab big Packerland win over Oconto


By Baxter Colburn


The Gibraltar Vikings (13-6, 9-4) added another important victory to their 2017-2018 season Tuesday night against the Oconto Blue Devils (12-8, 7-7) by a score of 45-34.

 

Karlee Kita led the Vikings with 14 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Payton Pluff tossed in 13 points in another impressive performance. Kayla Fallingstad added 10 points to round out of the top three scorers for the Vikings.

 

The Blue Devils trailed by only one point at halftime but could not get their offense into the next gear in the second half. Mara Allen led Oconto with 15 points.

 

Gibraltar sits in third place in the Packerland Conference behind Kewaunee and Southern Door. The Vikings next game is Friday when they do battle against Peshtigo at Gibraltar High School at 7:30.

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Six in Sixty Seconds debuts on DoorCountyDailyNews.com


By Baxter Colburn



Six Questions in Sixty Seconds debuted on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com with interviews featuring two Gibraltar boys basketball players.



Trevor Reinhardt told DCDN.COM his stance on the ice cream versus custard debate, among other topics.










Our second interview with Ryan Kropuenske revealed his traditional game-day routine that keeps him so focused on the court.










You can watch the latest Six Questions in Sixty Seconds by clicking on Doorcountydailynews.com.

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6 in 60: Gibraltar High School: Ryan Kropuenske


By Baxter Colburn


Gibraltar Vikings junior Ryan Kropuenske brings a sense of calm and composure to all he does when it comes to playing sports. The soft-spoken Kropuenske comes from a family full of athletes. He even sees his father Jake on the Gibraltar courts as he runs the highly successful Girls Basketball program.

 

Kropuenske is coming off another season in the trenches for the Vikings Football team that finished 5-4 in the MONLPC 8-man Football Conference in 2017. While hampered by a foot injury, Kropuenske did manage to make an impact on the field for Gibraltar. Recovering one fumble and registering eight tackles on the season.

 

When he steps onto the Basketball court Ryan possesses one of the cleanest most fluid looking shots on the team. His career average continues to climb from four points per game to now over seven points per game. Kropuenske is a 52% shooter from the free throw line and hits an impressive 53% of his shots inside the three-point line.

 

Take a look at our "6 in 60" video segment as I sit down with Ryan to learn more about what makes him who he is on and off the athletic field/court for the Gibraltar Vikings.

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6 in 60: Gibraltar High School: Trevor Reinhardt


By Baxter Colburn


Trevor Reinhardt is a junior at Gibraltar High School. He is the starting quarterback for the 8-man Football team and is a consistent starter for the Boys Basketball team.

 

Reinhardt took over as the starting quarterback for the Vikings in 2016 and saw his overall production skyrocket in 2017. During his two seasons, he has tossed 34 touchdowns, thrown for over 2,800 yards, completed 53% of his passes and posted an 88.6 quarterback rating. To top off his terrific 2017 campaign he was named 1st team all-conference in the 8-man football division.

 

While on the Basketball court, Reinhardt takes most of his quarterbacking skills and applies them to his play during games. His quick decision making and ability to drain deep three-point baskets make him a dangerous threat to any opposing defense. This season Reinhardt is averaging eight points per game while shooting 34% inside the three-point arch and 23% from downtown.

 

Take a look at our "6 in 60" video segment as I sit down with the talented junior to learn more about what makes him who he is on and off the athletic field/court for the Gibraltar Vikings.

 

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Boys Basketball: Big Wins For Sturgeon Bay & Southern Door


By Nick Freimuth


It took overtime to decide the winner of the Packerland Conference's second place teams. Sturgeon Bay and Oconto played a great game Monday with Carson Talbert stealing the show. His 27 points lifted the Clippers to an 80--72 victory. Mitchell Jackson scored 18 points and Jared Van Bramer added 17 points in the win. Oconto was led by Coonnor Ebben's 32 pts including seven three-pointers.

 

Southern Door kept their foot on the gas pedal with a 66-47 win over Peshtigo. The first place Eagles saw four players finish with double digit point totals. Kyle Daoust led all scorers with 21 points. Ryan Claflin scored 14 and Sam Gerend and Derik LeCaptain added 11 apiece.

 

Here is a look at the standings following last night's action:

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                           12                    0

Sturgeon Bay                            9                      2

Oconto                                        9                      3

Peshtigo                                     6                      5

Kewaunee                                  6                      6

NEW Lutheran                           4                      7

Algoma                                       3                      8

Gibraltar                                     1                      9

Sevastopol                                 0                      10

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Door County Co-Op Swim Team Fourth At Invite

By Jeff Norton

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol/Southern Door boys coop swim team competed at the conference meet at Two Rivers High School on Saturday and EVERY member of the team contributed points toward the team total of 243 points good for a 4th place finish. First up was the Medley Relay team of Luke Bousley, Max McHugh, Brock Aune and Evan Smith who took home 1st place with a new pool record time of 1:43.50.


Evan Smith then swam the 200 Freestyle in 2:00.79 for a 4th place finish. Next was the 50 Freestyle where the team had 4 swimmers with Ian Bartz in 20th, Kekoa Bicoy in 18th, Luke Bousley in 4th and Max McHugh in 1st place with a new conference record of 21.85.


The next event for the team was the 100 Freestyle where Ian Bartz finished 16th, Will Albertson 10th, Luke Bousley 3rd and Brock Aune in 1st place with a time of 51.27.


For the 200 Freestyle Relay the team of Bousley, Smith, Aune, and McHugh finished in 1st place with a time of 1:33.80. Evan Smith then swam the 100 Backstroke for 5th place finish Kekoa Bicoy took 11th.


The final event of the day for the team was the 100 Breaststroke where Will Albertson finished 7th, Brock Aune was 2nd, and Max McHugh won the event with a new conference record of 57.20.


Up next for the is Sectionals at the Cedarburg High School pool.

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Vikings cannot weather the Storm in Packerland battle


By Baxter Colburn


The Gibraltar Vikings (5-11, 2-8) dropped their Monday night game against the visiting Kewaunee Storm (7-11, 6-6) by a score of 64-55.

 

After overcoming a 12 point deficit in the first half the Vikings trailed 31-26 at halftime. Kewaunee controlled the run of play after the second half whistle sounded and never looked back.

 

The Storm was led by great shooting from Michael Halada (12 points), Tanor Borolini (11 points) and Ryan Carmichael (11 points).

 

Gibraltar saw a stellar performance from Ryan Murphy (17 points) and great play by Alex Laughlin (13 points) but it still wasn't enough to calm the Storms offense.

 

The Vikings travel to Green Bay NEW Lutheran on Thursday for a 7:30 tip against the Blazers.

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Kewaunee wrestlers sneak one last dual in before regionals


By Tim Kowols


The Kewaunee Wrestling team will have one last tune-up before they host regionals with a home dual meet. A loss could force a three-way tie atop the Packerland Conference standings between Kewaunee, Peshtigo, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. Kewaunee is coming off a 63-16 victory over Southern Door, losing only three contested matches all night long. Peshtigo is coming off a loss to Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, a team the Storm has already beaten.

 

Wrestling begins at 7 p.m. inside the gym.

 

After this dual match, all eyes will be on Kewaunee as they host a Division 3 Regional, with individual place winners heading to Dodgeland while the regional team champion head to Random Lake for their respective sectional meets.

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Northern Door Snowmobile Trails Open

By Denise Denil

 

EFFECTIVE, MONDAY, February 5, 2018 8:00 A.M. THE NORTH SECTION OF THE DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL OPEN.



TRAIL CONDITION IS LISTED AS POOR.



NORTH SECTION IS FROM Maple Tree Road/Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) north to the Gills Rock area.



CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST SECTIONS REMAIN CLOSED AT THIS TIME.



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

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Southern Door Youth Wrestling Weekend Results

By Kevin Slezewski

 

It was another busy weekend for Southern Door Youth Wrestlers starting Saturday at West DePere. The Eagles had five wrestlers finish first in their weight class. Here is a look at the solid weekend for Southern Door.

 

1st Place - Chase Massart, Oliver Wilke, Austin Ferron, Wyatt Wilke, Cruz Anschutz

2nd Place - Brock Beyer, Colton Valley

3rd Place - Jade Wrenn, Keny Lynch, Jiohnni Oberleitner, Gavin Geisel, Lukas Kallin, Dylan Kaye, Trenton Krueger

4th Place - Jaxson Rozmiarek-Kostichka, Jaylin Valley, Axel Anderson, Justin Jandron, Zachary Beyer, Bryan Krueger

 

Sunday saw some as far as Kenosha for the KWA Bulldog Brawl:  Hailey Veeser bringing home 1st Place, Katelyn LeCloux 2nd, Lance Veeser 4th and Clark LeFevre with 6th Place.  Dylan Wessel took 1st at Kimberly.  There were also a few competing at Wausau West, but we are waiting to confirm those results.

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Door County's Favorite Son-In-Law Wins Super Bowl MVP

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LII Most Valuable Player. Foles is the son-in-law of Door County's Dan and Rosina Moore. Their daughter Tori was on stage with Nick as he accepted the MVP Trophy for his incredible effort against the New England Patriots.


 

Foles completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 106.1 passer rating. He is the third quarterback to start and win the Super Bowl after starting three or fewer games in the regular season, joining Doug Williams (Washington, Super Bowl XXII) and Jeff Hostetler (New York Giants, Super Bowl XXV).


 

Foles, who also had a one-yard touchdown reception from tight end Trey Burton, is the first player in NFL history with a touchdown pass and a touchdown catch in a Super Bowl. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to have a 100+ passer rating in each of his first four career postseason starts (minimum 20 attempts per game).


 

Foles threw the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end ZachErtz with 2:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.


 

The award is chosen by a panel of 16 comprised of members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and by fans interactively through the National Football League's official website, NFL.com.

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Jerry Kramer Gets Hall Of Fame Nod

Packers guard Jerry Kramer, who played 11 seasons (1958-68) for the Green Bay Packers and was a member of teams that won five NFL championships and two Super Bowls, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a senior candidate. The announcement was made today by the Hall of Fame's selection committee in Minneapolis.



"On behalf of the entire Green Bay Packers organization, I want to congratulate Jerry on this well-deserved honor," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "I'm so happy for Jerry. His patience has been rewarded, as he will finally be going into the Hall of Fame after being a finalist 11 times. He was a key part of the offenses on the great Lombardi teams, as well as an outstanding leader. He's remained actively involved with the Packers over the years and is beloved by our fans."



Kramer was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round (No. 39 overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft out of the University of Idaho. He was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press five times (1960, 1962-63, 1966-67) and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (1962-63, 1967). Kramer was also named to the NFL's 50th Anniversary Team, the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s and the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team.



Kramer played in 130 regular-season games during his 11 seasons and helped Green Bay register winning records in all but his first and last season. He was an integral part of the Packers' dominance during the 1960s, starting at right guard in five NFL championship games (missed 1961 due to injury), four of which were won by the Packers, and both of Green Bay's victories in Super Bowl I and II.



Kramer delivered the key block that made way for Bart Starr's game-winning touchdown in the 1967 NFL Championship against the Dallas Cowboys, a game famously known as the "Ice Bowl." On top of being a big part of the offensive line, he also handled placekicking duties in 1962-63 and briefly in his final season. For his career, Kramer totaled 177 career points on 90 extra points and 29 field goals made. He kicked three field goals and one PAT in the 1962 NFL Championship Game win at the New York Giants.



Kramer is the 25th member of the Packers to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


 

Some of Kramer's teammates weighed in on the momentous announcement as well:

 

"In the old days when the quarterbacks called their own plays, since most of them were right-handed, they called most of the plays to the right. So the defense would put their best men on that half of the field. Therefore, Jerry Kramer, as a right guard, played against the best defensive tackle every week. He still made All-Pro five times. Jerry was a phenomenal guard. People like to talk about that one block during the Ice Bowl, but he was an all-around player. He's the man I credit with winning the world championship in 1962, since he had to fill in as kicker. He did things players today can't and won't do. He played against the best that our opponents had to offer.



"Jerry had that Lombardi-like feeling: you never quit. No task was too big. No matter who he was playing against or how big he was, Jerry knew that if he did what he had to do, the way he was supposed to do it, he would win. When the going got tough, you knew that Jerry would give his all. He's well deserving of this honor. We've got a spot that's been waiting a long time for him in the Hall of Fame. I wish I could be the first man to congratulate him."


-LB Dave Robinson, 1963-72 (inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013)



"Congratulations to Jerry. I couldn't be happier for him. If anybody ever deserved it, it is him. He is well deserving. He was a great teammate and a great leader. Our favorite play was the power sweep, and he led that play so well."


-HB Paul Hornung, 1957-62, 1964-66 (inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986)

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Vikings clash with Storm in Packerland showdown


By Baxter Colburn


The Gibraltar Vikings (5-10, 2-7) host the Kewaunee Storm (6-11, 5-6) Monday night on 105.1 The Viking from Gibraltar High School.

 

Gibraltar comes off a 68-36 win over Saint Lawrence Seminary on Saturday afternoon. While the Vikings have not found their name in the winning category many times this season, the team has won two of their last three games.

 

The Storm has also struggled this season with closing out games but did take Packerland Conference leaders Southern Door down to the wire last Thursday night but just missed the upset by a score of 44-51.

 

Ryan Murphy, Trevor Reinhardt and, Evan Henry all average over eight points per game for the Vikings offense. Alex Hewett and Ryan Carmichael both average over nine points per game for Kewaunee.

 

Catch Monday nights game with Baxter Colburn and Jay Kita on the call with the pregame starting at 7:00 and tip off at 7:30 live on 105.1 The Vikings and Facebook Live on the Doorcountydailynews.com Facebook page.

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No. 20 Green Bay Celebrates Pink Zone, Alumni Day with 10th-Straight Victory

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

Notching its 10th-straight win in front of 2,950 fans at the Kress Center on Saturday afternoon, the Green Bay women's basketball team defeated Wright State, 75-68, in the annual Pink Zone game hosted by Prevea Health.

The Phoenix (21-2, 11-1) helped raise over $10,000 during the game, with all donations benefiting the Ribbon of Hope.

Only a single point separated the two programs after the opening quarter of action, with Green Bay owning a 19-18 edge after a late three-pointer from Jessica Lindstrom.

The lead changed hands eight times on the afternoon and saw the score tied on four separate occasions, but like it has all season, Green Bay buckled down late a staved off the Raiders late attempts to pull even with the Phoenix.

For over five minutes in the fourth quarter, Wright State (16-8, 7-5) was held scoreless and faced a 62-51 deficit with time winding down. The Raiders did manage to gain traction offensively, pulling within five points (69-64) with 34 seconds left on the clock and sending Green Bay to the line.

Caitlyn Hibner sank five free throws in the final minute to help secure Green Bay's 10th-straight victory in Horizon League play, 75-68.

Allie LeClaire led the Phoenix with 22 points on an 8-of-14 effort from the field paired with three rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes. Fellow senior Jessica Lindstrom followed closely behind with 19 points while going 7-of-10 from the field, grabbing seven boards and doling out four assists.

Caitlyn Hibner reached double digits after a clutch 7-for-8 performance at the line, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the first double-double of her career.

Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Chelsea Welch finished with a game-high 24 points but was held to 8-of-20 from the field by the Phoenix defense.

Green Bay also hosted Alumni Day in the jam-packed game, with the former members of the program being recognized on the court at the media timeout of the second quarter.

Green Bay now hits the road for four-straight games, with its next action coming on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Milwaukee.

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Gibraltar Girls Basketball extinguishes Blazers in Packerland battle


By Baxter Colburn


The Gibraltar Vikings (12-6, 8-4) extinguished the offense of the Green Bay NEW Lutheran Blazers (4-15, 4-9) Friday night in Fish Creek. Dual 19-point scoring performances from Payton Pluff and Raina Haleen led the way for another Vikings victory.

 

Gibraltar led 33-20 at the halftime break thanks to 15 first-half points from Pluff.

 

Other notable performances came from Karlee Kita (13 points) and Abbi Sitte (8 points). The Vikings shot a resounding 82% from the free throw line.

 

Gibraltar hits the court again on Tuesday night when they travel to Oconto for a Packerland Conference match-up against the Blue Devils.

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Jabari Parker impressive in season debut for Bucks


By Baxter Colburn


It's been almost one year since Jabari Parker stepped onto an NBA court for the Milwaukee Bucks. Friday night marked his long-awaited return from his second ACL injury last February.

 

Parker found his rhythm and helped Milwaukee snag a 92-90 victory away from the New York Knicks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. After the game, Parker stated that it felt good to be back on the court but he still needs to continue training to get back to his full capacity as a player.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led all Bucks players with 29 points in another dazzling display of skill and showmanship on the court.

 

Milwaukee (28-23) heads to New York for a showdown with the Brooklyn Nets (19-34) on Sunday. With Fridays win the Bucks sit in second place in the central division only 2.5 games behind Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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McCarty steps down from Southern Door Football


By Baxter Colburn




The Southern Door Eagles will go into next season without Pat McCarty. After four years as the head football coach, McCarty announced this week that he is stepping down due to wanting more time with family and upcoming work obligations.

During his time with the Eagles McCarty lead the team to an outstanding 34-10 overall record and an impressive 23-2 conference record. Southern Door also captured three consecutive conference championships under McCarty.

This announcement comes days after Sturgeon Bay High School announced that Mike Leroy had resigned his position as head coach of their football team.

Southern Door will enter the 2018 season riding a 20 game conference win streak.

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Xavier boys cross century mark, defeat Sturgeon Bay 101-73


By Eric Fischer




 

In Friday night boys basketball action, Xavier proved to be too much for Sturgeon Bay, defeating the Clippers 101-73.  Xavier was led by Nick Otto, scoring 25 points, and Hunter Plamann adding 19 points.  When all was said and done 5 Hawks players finished in double figures.  In the loss, Mitchell Jackson scored 25 and Carson Talbert added 23 for Sturgeon Bay.

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Green Bay comes up cold in 76-58 defeat at rival Milwaukee

 

 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


 

 

Looking for its fourth-straight win over its in-state rival on Friday night, Green Bay endured too many cold stretches and fell 76-58 to Milwaukee at UWM Panther Arena. The Phoenix (10-16, 5-8 HL) was seeking its third-straight win, but turned the ball over 20 times and allowed the Panthers (13-13, 5-8 HL) to score 42 points in the paint.

 

GB fell behind 8-0 to start the game, before eventually going into the half only down nine points despite the turnovers and cold shooting. The second half was then dominated by Milwaukee, who avenged its earlier defeat this season at the Resch Center, scoring 44 points and knocking down six 3-pointers.

 

Milwaukee was held scoreless from 3-point range in the first half, going 0-for-8 but making up for it inside. Bryce Nze scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, going 11-for-14 from the field with multiple easy lay-ins and dunks.

 

Manny Patterson led the Phoenix, finishing a rebound shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Patterson went 5-for-9 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line as the lone bright spot.

 

Senior Khalil Small was bottled up by the Milwaukee defense, scoring 10 points but turning it over six times. Small finished 4-for-11 from the field and 0-for-2 from long range.

 

GB did not score a single point on the fastbreak and the Panthers turned the 20 turnovers into only 18 points. UWM also racked up 17 second-chance points, 14 points more than the Phoenix.

 

Will Chevalier came off the bench to bury a pair of 3-pointers, as did Hunter Crist. Both players scored 6 points and were a combined 4-for-4 from the field.

 

Green Bay finished with just nine assists and was outrebounded 38-29.

 

The first half wasn't kind to the Phoenix either, which turned the ball over 13 times and made only eight field goals, scoring its lowest point total in the first half this year. Milwaukee scored 24 points in the paint, compared to only four points for GB.

 

Green Bay will now hit the road for two more games next weekend, visiting the two teams who stand at the top of the Horizon League standings in Wright State and Northern Kentucky.

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Algoma girls basketball defeats Oconto following strong second half

 

By Eric Fischer


 

 

On Friday night, a strong second half lifted the Algoma Wolves girls basketball team over the Oconto Blue Devils 61-39.  With only a 25-23 halftime lead, Algoma closed out the game with an impressive 36-16 second half.  The Wolves were led by Jordan Jossie with 16 points and Hanna Wiese with 10.  For Oconto, Mara Allen also scored 16 in the loss.

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Local coach sees best of community in student-athletes

 

By Eric Fischer


 

Josh Kropuenske works with many student-athletes at Gibraltar High School and goes home with a smile on his face every day.  Not only is he the Head Coach of the Vikings Girls Basketball team but he is on the Vikings Football coaching staff as well.  Working with these young adults, Kropuenske shares that he loves seeing the work ethic the student-athletes show on and off the field of play.

 



Kropuenske adds that he believes student-athletes are some of the best examples of what Gibraltar High School represents.  The Vikings teams seem to buy into that message as well.  Following a 5-4 campaign on the gridiron, Kropuenske currently leads the Vikings girls to a tie for third in Packerland Conference standings.

 

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Kewaunee wrestling captures conference crown in 63-16 win over Southern Door on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


After Grant Englebert started the evening off for Southern Door with a first period pin at 138 pounds, the Kewaunee wrestling team would collect eight straight decisions in a 63-16 rout Friday night. The Storm rattled off three straight first pins by Jesse Steinhorst, Dylan Steinhorst and Logan Kubetz. Brock Duescher received a 8-0 major decision over senior Eagles wrestler Caleb Buchberger at 182 pounds before Paul Wery pinned Santtu Kiljunen at 285 pounds with a pair of forfeits in between. The Eagles would get their last points of the evening from Kyle Conard on a major decision over Elena Lewis and from Griffin Slezewski on a pin of Austin Veeser. Following Jack Severin's technical fall of Southern Door's Ben Kielar, the Storm ended the evening with a pair of pins by Cam Konop and Cam Hanrahan.

 

As a result of the night's match Kewaunee is the conference champion, going undefeated in Packerland Conference duals. The Storm and the Eagles will meet again next weekend the WIAA Regional Tournament. All-Conference teams will be named at a later date.

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Eagles set to weather the Storm in wrestling dual finale on 104.1 WRLU


By Tim Kowols


The Southern Door Eagles will have all they can handle when they travel to take on the Kewaunee Storm in their Packerland Conference dual finale Friday night on 104.1 WRLU.

 

The Eagles are coming off an odd week when they had a match happen but not happen at the same time with Oconto bringing only one wrestler in what will go down as a win for Southern Door. Friday's match was delayed a day due to weather cancellations forcing Kewaunee to host a boys' basketball game on Thursday. In between the Eagles had a great showing at their last tournament on Saturday, finishing third as a team.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.

 

Winning tournaments has been a weekly tradition for the Storm including last weekend in 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. The Storm is ranked 3rd in the state in Division 3 and in the driver's seat to be named Packerland Conference Champions.

 

Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will broadcast the match on 104.1 WRLU beginning at a special time of 6:30 p.m. with the first whistle at 7 p.m.

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Boys Basketball: Spartans, Wolves lose


By Tim Kowols


Luxemburg-Casco and Algoma boys basketball had a rough night on the hardwood Thursday night, both losing their respective conference matchups.

 

In Little Chute, the Spartans could not keep pace with the host Mustangs in an 80-43 loss. Dylan Hanson and Josh Zeitler each reached double figures for the Spartans, but the Mustangs' Noah Mueller was the game's leading scorer with seven 3-pointers en route to a 32 point victory.

 

In Algoma, the Wolves battled but ultimately could catch the NEW Lutheran Blazers in a 65-46 loss. Aidan Wallace once again led the way in the scoring column for the host Wolves, scoring 21 points while teammmate Dillon Dean chipped in 14 points. Sam Meerstein led all scorers with 29 points, leading the Blazers to a 36-22 advantage in the second half.

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Wrestling: Luxemburg-Casco captures victory over Oconto Falls


By Tim Kowols


Collecting six forfeits certainly did not hurt, but Luxemburg-Casco would have still won the dual with the matches that did take place in a 62-16 victory. Devan Vandenbush (160), Jacob Zellner (170) and Dakota Robinson (182) registered pins while Cameron Lemmens (138) and Colton Woracheck (145) got bonus points for the Spartans with their major decisions.

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Girls Basketball: Luxemburg-Casco falls to Wrightstown 91-82


By Tim Kowols


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans held a two-point lead going into the half, but could not hold on in wild one against the Wrightstown Tigers 91-82. The Tigers outscored the Spartans 51-40 in the second half, led by Bridget Froelke's 26 points. Two other Tigers scored at least 20 points in the shootout. Jenna Jorgensen led the way with 21 points with Cassie Schlitz and Mery Cravillion each chipping in 17 and 16 respectively.

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No. 20/21 Green Bay Secures 19th-Consecutive 20-Win Season with Victory Over NKU



 

By GreenBayPhoenix.com


The Green Bay women's basketball team secured its 20th win of the 2017-18 campaign tonight, downing league-foe Northern Kentucky 58-41 to extend its streak of at least 20 wins to 19 seasons. The team was led by the trio of Jessica Lindstrom, Allie LeClaire and Frankie Wurtz who each finished with 13 points.

Green Bay's best offensive frame came in the opening quarter, with the Phoenix (20-2, 10-1 HL) outscoring the Norse (5-17, 3-8 HL) 17-8 after six points from Wurtz and a total of 16 points scored in the paint for Green Bay.

The Phoenix struggled from beyond the arc, sinking just three of its 22 attempts but made up for the lack of production by outscoring NKU 38-14 in the paint.

Green Bay increased its lead in the second quarter despite scoring only 10 points, with its stingy defense holding the Norse to single digits for the second-straight period and owning a 27-14 lead heading into the locker room.

Northern Kentucky used a 7-2 run in the first two minutes of the third to cut the deficit to single digits, 29-21, before the Phoenix ended the quarter back-to-back baskets to regain the double-digit edge, 42-30.

Any hope of a Norse comeback quickly disappeared in the final frame, as Wurtz sent a three-pointer through the Phoenix net on the first possession. LeClaire followed suit minutes later with her second triple of the game, increasing Green Bay's advantage to 15 points, 48-33, with 6:59 to play.

The Phoenix held off all Norse advances and claimed a 58-41 wire-to-wire win over Northern Kentucky to move to 10-1 in Horizon League play.

Lindstrom secured her 11th double-double of the season after pulling down 11 rebounds to go along with her 13 points. The forward also doled out three assists and collected one steal in 37 minutes.

Madison Wolf finished with an efficient stat line for the Phoenix, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes.

Green Bay enjoyed advantages in points off turnovers (11-3), second-chance points (13-7), fast break points (4-0) and bench points (26-15).

Green Bay's focus will now shift to Saturday's matchup with Wright State at the Kress Center for the annual Pink Zone game at 1 p.m. The Phoenix will also welcome back former members of the program for Alumni Day.

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Anglers being rewarded with great 2018 ice conditions


By Tim Kowols


Anglers are making up for lost time last year due to great ice conditions. Guide JJ Malvitz says last season came up just short of the usual guaranteed five weeks of ice fishing every year. Malvitz credits cold November temperatures and winds for contributing to an earlier start to the season and an expected ice depth of 30 inches in some spots after this weekend's freeze.

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Coach Mike LeRoy Steps Down As Head Coach Of Sturgeon Bay Football


By Nick Freimuth


After his second three-year stint as head coach of the Sturgeon Bay Varsity Football team, Coach Mike LeRoy has stepped down from the position. His letter was submitted last Friday and the job posted within the district yesterday. LeRoy had the privilege of coaching his son's sophomore through senior seasons and steps away to spend more time with his family.

 

Coach LeRoy said it was an extremely hard call to make but was thankful for the suport he received. "What a great group of kids we have at Sturgeon Bay. (I appreciate) how supportive the parents, administration, community, you (and the radio station) have been. I appreciate the support throughout the years."

 

LeRoy will remain the varsity head coach of the track and field team. The move will allow him to spend more time with his wife abnd daughter and potentially see more of his son's college football games.

 

The Clippers broke a very long losing streak in LeRoy's first season that ended (1-8). The team jumped to (3-6) in 2016 and finished (2-7) last season. He said, "Wins and losses are not something that he will grade the program on." The growth within the program including the youth has been significant, LeRoy said.

 

To listen to the entire interview with Coach Mike LeRoy click on the audio link below:

 

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