Sports Archives for 2018-04

Packers QB Callahan Released

By Green Bay Packers   Quarterback Joe Callahan was  released by the Green Bay Packers Monday. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction. Callahan was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted rookie out of Wesley College on May 6, 2016, and spent parts of the last two years on the Packers' practice squad and roster, appearing in one game during the 2017 season. Callahan also spent time with and was cut by the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns.

Brewers Drop Final Game in Chicago

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday 2-0. They had runners in scoring position a few times in the game but were never able to capitalize on it. Zach Davies started on the bump for Milwaukee and went nearly six innings giving up two runs.

Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun were the only players for the Brewers to have hits in the game. Besides that, Tyler Chatwood held it down for the Cubs until the bullpen came in relief.


Milwaukee will now look to start their next win streak tonight in Cincinnati. They start a series with the Reds. First pitch being thrown out at 6:10.

Packer Draft Recap

By Nick Freimuth   It was the first NFL draft in a lifetime in which the Green Bay Packers selected two special teams players. By selecting punter JK Scott in the fifth round and long snapper Hunter Bradley in the seventh round the 2018 draft has a unique look to it. Overall, the draft had balance.

 

Green Bay selected five defensive players, four on the offense including three wide receivers and two specialists. The lone player added to bolster the pass rush came with Green bay's final selection of Kendall Donnerson. The linebacker out of Mississippi State is a project player but has potential.

 

The three wide receiver draft class adds height and speed to a receiver group lacking both attributes. J'Mon Moore out of Missouri was the team's third round selection.  He boasts the slowest 40-yard dash time of the three but showed great burst on the field, according to Packers scouts. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to the most consistent of the three out of USF. Equanimeous St. Brown has the most upside maybe of them all and was the teams sixth round selection out of Notre Dame.

 

Approximately 60% of NFL teams are made up of players selected in the third round or later. Saturday was the most important day of the draft for filling out rosters. No one truly knows what the 2018 draft class will be for Green Bay. There are reasons for excitement but now we must all wait and see.

Area golf teams finally hit the links

By Tim Kowols       

While just about every other team got a chance to begin their seasons in earnest last week with competitions, golf still had to deal with less than optimal conditions. That hopefully changes Monday with a pair of invitationals involving local teams.

Luxemburg-Casco will meet 11 Green Bay-area teams at Thornberry Creek Golf Course while the Packerland Conference will host an invitational involving Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Gibraltar. The Spartans tee off at 10 a.m. while the four Door County Packerland Conference schools hit the links at 4 p.m.

Area teams hit the diamond Monday

By Tim Kowols       

Local baseball and softball will continue their scramble to complete a conference schedule this spring with several games on tap for Monday.

In baseball action, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Freedom while Algoma hosts Peshtigo and Sturgeon Bay plays at home against Kewaunee.

In softball, Luxemburg-Casco hosts Marinette, Algoma plays at home against Peshtigo, and Kewaunee travels to Sturgeon Bay.

Quintana continues to dominate Brewers

By Eric Fischer



Jose Quintana has owned the Brewers since being traded to the Chicago Cubs last season, including after Saturdays 3-0 win for the Cubs, 24 straight scoreless innings.  In 7 contests this season against the Cubs the Brewers are only 1-6 and have been shutout four times, and 15-6 in other contests.  Milwaukee only managed 2 hits in the game, both coming off Quintana.  Junior Guerra earns the loss for the Brewers but pitched well again, allowing one run on just three hits through six innings.  The Brewers will look to avoid the sweep Sunday with Zach Davies on the mound, looking for his third straight win.

Bucks season comes to an end

By Eric Fischer



 

The Milwaukee Bucks 2017-18 season has come to an end following Saturday's Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics.  In the loss, Khris Middleton led all scorers with 32 points, with 23 from Eric Bledsoe and 22 by Giannis Antetokounmpo, however, these three were the only double-digit scorers for Milwaukee.  Terry Rozier and Al Horford each dumped in 27 for the Celtics.  The Bucks 50th season ended with a 44-38 record, finishing 7th in the Eastern Conference.  It was the final season in the BMO Harris Bradley Center, as the Bucks will move next door to the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center next season.  The season saw two head coaches, with Jason Kidd fired after a 23-22 start to the season and assistant Joe Prunty taking over.

Former Badgers find NFL landing spots

By Eric Fischer



Five former Wisconsin Badgers saw their dreams come to fruition on Saturday, being drafted into the NFL.  Cornerback Nick Nelson holds the honor of being the first Badger drafted this year, going 110th to the Oakland Raiders.  Tight end Troy Fumagalli didn't have to wait too much longer, being picked by Denver in the 5th round with the 156th overall pick.  Former receiver turned defensive back Natrell Jamerson became a New Orleans Saint with the 164th overall pick.  Linebackers Jack Cichy and Leon Jacobs also came off the board with Cichy going to Tampa Bay in the 6th round and Jacobs to Jacksonville in the 7th.  Three Badgers who went undrafted were signed quickly following the end of the draft, with DE Alec James and FB Austin Ramesh becoming Arizona Cardinals and OLD Garret Dooley agreeing with the Minnesota Vikings.

Busy Saturday in Packerland Conference baseball

By Eric Fischer



 

Packerland Conference teams were busy Saturday with five teams in action.  Sturgeon Bay played host to non-conference foe Gladstone (MI) and split a doubleheader, losing the first game 2-0 and winning the second 12-2 in five innings.  Ryan Jacobson led the way in the game one defeat with two hits and a double, with Mitch Jackson taking the loss.  Game two was a different story as the Clippers bats started to heat up, with Anthony Moore and Jaeger Brusky each going 2-3 in the win.  Jared Van Bramer earned the win for Sturgeon Bay.

 

NEW Lutheran swept Southern Door in a doubleheader on Saturday, winning 10-0 in game one and 12-11 in game two.  Sam Meerstein led the way for the Blazers, dominating on the mound allowing only four hits.  Meerstein also impressed with his bat going 2-2 with a three RBI.  Southern Door got its bats going in game two, with Derik LeCaptain and Devin Schinkgten with two hits, and Adam Guschow crushing a three-run home run in the comeback attempt.

 

Sevastopol hosted Algoma for a single game and defended its home field with a dominating 22-5 win over the Wolves.  Josh Pflieger and Zach Christianson led the Pioneers offense with four hits each, with Ethan Kroll, Robby Pollman and Brent Haberli each also tallying three hits each.  Christianson also earned the win on the mound.

Saturday Packerland Conference softball results

By Eric Fischer



 

In Packerland Conference softball on Saturday, the Southern Door Eagles blazed past Green Bay NEW Lutheran 17-1 in 4 innings of game one of a doubleheader.  The Eagles were dominant on both sides of the ball, as winning pitcher Lexi Wery gave up only three hits and struck out 5 Blazers.  Offensively Grace LeGrave led the charge with three hits, and teammate Tehya Bertrand contributed two hits.  In game two, considered a non-conference game, Southern Door scorched past the Blazers with a 27-1 win. Grace LeGrave was the winning pitcher for the Eagles and struck out six.  Gabby Atkins led the offense with 4 of Southern Door's 18 hits in the game.  Wery and LeGrave each added three hits, and Meghan LaCrosse left the yard with a grand slam. With the wins, Southern Door is now 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Packerland Conference play.

 

Also in Packerland action was Gibraltar hosting and falling to Oconto 17-0.  Mackenzie Honish got the win for the Blue Devils as she struck out nine and allowed only four Vikings hits.  Ellen Sohrweide led the Blue Devils offense in the route, going 4-4 including a triple while tallying four RBIs.

Packers Make First & Second Of Eight Picks On Final Day

By Nick Freimuth    The Green Bay Packers owned picks 133 and 138 and started their third and final day of the 2018 NFL Draft with their first offensive selection. General Manager selected Missouri University wide receiver J'Mon Moore. The 6' 2" 207-pound receiver was a second team all ACC player last season. Moore finished with back to back 1,000 yard receiving seasons.

 

The only knock on Moore was a relatively slow 40 time (4.6 seconds) for the wide receiver position. Moore proved consistent with 65 receptions and 10 touchdowns last season and 62 receptions as a junior.

 

The Packers added another offensive player to open the fifth round with Washington State guard Cole Madison. At 6'5" 308 pounds, Madison helped run the spread offense for the Cougars. He excelled at pass protection  and is expected to provide the "tough guy" mentality next to center Corey Linsley.

 

Green Bay's first of three fifth round picks was the first of the round and came from the trade that sent Damarious Randall to Cleveland.

Errors cost Brewers at Wrigley

By Eric Fischer



 

Costly mistakes Friday afternoon led the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2. The Brewers scored first in the first inning following a Jesus Aguilar sacrifice fly.  The lead was short-lived as the Cubs stormed back in the bottom of the first with Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo each singling and driving in runs.  Milwaukee tied the game up in the top of the 7th inning following a Christian Yelich sacrifice fly, that some could argue would have been a grand slam if not for the cruel winds off Lake Michigan.  In the bottom of the 7th however, Javier Baez reached on an error by Eric Sogard that would have ended the inning, allowing Addison Russell to score, giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead it would not give up.  The Brewers and Cubs square off Saturday afternoon for game three of the four-game set with Junior Guerra on the hill for Milwaukee.

Crivitz cruises past Southern Door in Friday nonconference baseball

By Eric Fischer



 

In a nonconference battle on the diamond on Friday, the Crivitz Wolverines of the M&O Conference proved to be too much to handle, defeating the Southern Door Eagles 5-2.  Crivitz started scoring early, notching at least one run in each of the first 4 innings.  Wolverines pitcher Charlie Johnsen earned the win, throwing 5 innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out 9 Eagles.  Gavin Miller led Southern Door with a 2-2 performance in the loss.  Drew Price takes the loss, only giving up 1 earned run and 5 strikeouts.

Friday prep softball results

By Eric Fischer



Lexi Wery was dominant for the Southern Door softball team on Friday, throwing a no-hitter against Crivitz on the way to a 13-0 win in 5 innings.  Wery only allowed two baserunners in the game and struck out six Wolverines.  Offensively, Kylie Nenias, Nicole Norton, and Jackie Atkins all had 2 hits and scored twice, with Norton also tallying 2 RBIs.

In Packerland Conference softball the Algoma Wolves traveled to Sevastopol and trounced the Pioneers with an 11-1 Algoma win.  Madeline Prokash was dominant pitching for the Wolves, throwing a complete game and notching 11 strikeouts.  Algoma also dominated at the plate including a six-run 6th inning, with the Wolves being led by Karina Naze, Makayla Guilette, and Jacklyn Dean all with multiple hits.

Packers Third Trade Of The Draft Keeps Focus On Defense

By Nick Freimuth   The Packers entered Friday night without a third-round draft pick but first year General Manager Brian Gutekunst pulled off his third trade in as many rounds. The Packers gave up a fourth-round pick (101) and fifth round pick (147) to snare the 88th overall selection in the third round.

 

Gutekunst continued to shore up Green Bay's defense with a versatile player from Vanderbilt University Oren Burks. The linebacker played three different positions in college and had incredible measurables at the combine including a 10'11" broad jump and a 4.95 40-yard dash time.

 

At 233 pounds and 6' 3" tall, Burks will be asked to play inside linebacker and will be able to drop into coverage and stay with tight ends down the seam. His size and speed will also make him a leader on special teams in 2018 and beyond.

2018 Draft Reminiscent of 2015 For Packers

By Nick Freimuth  The Packers first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft was defensive back Kevin King. They added safety Josh Jones with their second pick. This year cornerback Jaire Alexander opened up the Packers' picks. Round two Green Bay selected yet another top secondary prospect in Iowa's Josh Jackson. By the numbers, Green Bay has now spent six of their top eight picks dating back to 2015 on the defensive secondary. Not only is it an acknowledgment of their fails in 2015, but shows the importance of defending the pass in the NFL today.

 

Packers fans remember 2016, the Packers also doubled down on defensive backs with their first two selections. Damarious Randall was added in the first round and Quinten Rollins was added in the second. Green Bay has really struggled with sustainable secondary talent in the last three drafts. Under first year general manager Brian Gutekunst, Packers' Nation hopes the new man calling the shots has the right recipe for success.

 

Josh Jackson ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the combine. He is 6'1" and 192 pounds with a vertical leap of 38 inches. The 2017 FBS Defensive Back of the Year led the nation in interceptions with eight last season. The 47th overall pick of the draft completely restructures the Packers secondary and allowed Green Bay to snare two first-round talents to start the 2018 NFL Draft.

Boys' Prep Round-Up: Sturgeon Bay wins track invite while baseball gets underway

By Tim Kowols       

In addition to our coverage of Kewaunee's walk off win against Gibraltar in game one of their doubleheader, there was plenty of other baseball action around Door and Kewaunee County on Thursday. Casey Nelson and Max Pangea each registered a pair of hits, but it was not enough as Algoma was doubled up by NEW Lutheran 10-5.  Southern Door was stymied by Oconto's Bennett Fraser's 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in an 8-1 defeat. Sturgeon Bay lost on a walk-off hit in Peshtigo as they fell to the Bulldogs 5-4.

In track, Sturgeon Bay scored 148 points in the 12-team field to win the Oconto Falls Invite Thursday. DJ Lenius won three individual titles while Brady Wodack and two relay teams won gold. Spencer Kirsteatter won the mile and two mile races for Kewaunee while Max Schoening captured gold in shotput for Algoma, helping lead their teams to third and fifth place finishes respectively.

Girls' Prep Round-Up: Algoma Track wins invite

By Tim Kowols       

The defending state champion Algoma girls' track team showed Thursday the only thing that could beat them was Mother Nature. Algoma captured Oconto Falls Invitational title, scoring 142.5 points. Katelyn Williams won three individual titles and the 4 x 100 relay also took gold.  Kewaunee boasted several champions of its own to score 95 points in their fourth-place finish while Sturgeon Bay collected 54 points in their 7th place finish.

In softball, Sturgeon Bay rebounded from a 4-0 deficit to tie Peshtigo 4-0 with Grace Abeyta and Andie Rockendorf collecting doubles. Kewaunee swept their doubleheader against Gibraltar 14-1 and 12-2 with Claire Kohnle pitching a complete game first and combining to close out the action in the second. Algoma made quick work of NEW Lutheran with an 18-0 victory in four innings, led by Mikayla Haack's home run at the plate and one-hit performance on the mound.

In soccer, Gibraltar/Sevastopol scored two unanswered to top NEW Lutheran 2-1. Sarah Kifer collected both tallies.

Kewaunee storms back for walk off win over Gibraltar on 105.1

By Eric Fischer



 

The Kewaunee Storm baseball team was down to its final out, while trailing 3-1, but managed to spark a rally to earn a walk off win over the Gibraltar Vikings 4-3.  Evan Hall hit a one out triple to deep left field to give Kewaunee life, but was followed by a strikeout by pinch hitter Sam LeCaptain.  McCoy Walechka drove Hall in with a single to bring the game within one run.  Daniel Stangel grounded to short but reached on an error, allowing Walechka to reach third.  Stangel stole second to move into scoring position.  After a walk to load the bases, Vikings starting pitcher Trevor Reinhardt switched positions with Alex Laughlin at short, as Laughlin attempted to preserve the game.  Laughlin threw 8 straight balls to walk in the tying and winning runs, giving Kewaunee the win.  For the Storm, Daniel Stangel and Cody Bultman each reached base 3 times in the win.  In the loss, Nate Ewaskowitz went 1 for 3 for Gibraltar including a solo home run.  Click below for the full broadcast on Facebook Live.

Brewers streak snapped by Schwarber's bat, fall 1-0 to Cubs

By Tim Kowols       

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to begin a new winning streak Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field after the Chicago Cubs snapped their visitors' eight-game run with one swing of the bat. Kyle Schwarber's sixth-inning, line-drive homer was the only blemish on otherwise masterfully pitched game by Chase Anderson. The right-hander gave up just four other hits over his seven innings while striking out two.  Anderson was only matched by Kyle Hendricks, who pitched seven innings of shut-out ball giving up four hits while striking out five. Ryan Braun and Domingo Santana each collected two hits. The Brewers' Brent Suter will take the mound in the afternoon matinee at 1:20 against the Cubs' Yu Darvish.

Bucks force game seven with 97-86 victory over Celtics

By Tim Kowols       

The Milwaukee Bucks will play at least one more time this season after a 97-86 game six victory over the Boston Celtics. A sold-out Bradley Center crowd provided the energy from the stands as Giannis Antetokounmpo, following up his near triple-double performance in game five with a game-high 31 points along with 14 rebounds and a plus/minus of 17. Kris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each chipped in 16 points in the victory. Jaysum Tatum led the way for the Celtics with 22 points. The Bucks will ship up to Boston one last time for game seven on Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip on TNT.

Packers Trade Down, Trade Up, Gutekunst Wins Draft Night

By Nick Freimuth   Packers fans were a little anxious after first year General Manager Brian Gutekunst traded away his first ever pick. The trade of Green Bay's 14th overall selection gave Green Bay the 27th overall pick, 147th overall pick and their first overall pick next year as well. Fast forward 25 minutes...

 

Green Bay trades with the Seahawks to acquire the 18th overall draft pick and gave up the 27th, 76th and 186th picks in the draft.

 

With the 18th pick Green Bay selects cornerback Jaire Alexander from Louisville. The 5'10" cornerback will likely double as a return specialist for the Packers as well. At 192 pounds he ran the 40-yard dash at the combine in 4.38 seconds.

 

From an outside perspective Green Bay basically dropped four spots in the first round of the 2018 draft and traded a third rounder in this year's draft for a first rounder in next year's draft.

 

The pick addresses a major need for Green Bay at cornerback after trading away arguably their best corner from 2017 in Damarious Randall to the Browns.

Brady Wodack signs to continue athletic career at St. Norbert

By Eric Fischer



 

Sturgeon Bay senior Brady Wodack celebrated his dream coming true, signing his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to play football and run track for St. Norbert following graduation.  Wodack was the kicker and punter for the Clippers and a state qualifier in the 400 m relay in 2017.  Wodack wanted to thank his friends and family for attending today's ceremony and says kicking will be his main priority.  For a video of the ceremony and interview with Brady, click the video below.

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Baseball Preview: 105.1 The Viking to air first tilt of Gibraltar/Kewaunee baseball doubleheader

By Tim Kowols       

Area baseball and softball players will finally be able to add to their stat columns Thursday as their respective seasons finally hit stride after winter encroached on the early parts of spring. Five baseball games are slated for the afternoon, including a pair in Kewaunee where the Gibraltar Vikings will take on the Storm beginning at 4 p.m. The Storm has already played four games but has not yet registered its first win of the season after facing Denmark, Hilbert/Stockbridge, Coleman, and Peshtigo.  Thursday's matchups mark the first games of the season for the Vikings. 105.1 The Viking will carry the first game live beginning at 3:30 p.m. with the pre-game show with Eric Fischer and Tim Kowols followed by first pitch at 4 p.m. The game will also be available streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com and on Facebook. The second game will follow the conclusion of the first

Other games

BASEBALL
Sturgeon Bay at Peshtigo
Algoma vs. NEW Lutheran
Southern Door at Oconto

SOFTBALL
Gibraltar at Kewaunee (DH)
Sturgeon Bay at Peshtigo
Southern Door vs. Oconto

Luxemburg-Casco prepares for first big outdoor track invite of the season

By Tim Kowols       

Four local track teams will finally get a chance to experience the elements while competing Thursday when Luxemburg-Casco hosts eight other schools including Sevastopol, Gibraltar, and Southern Door in its Spartan Invite. The Spartans spent Monday shoveling off their track and hosted an intrasquad meet on Tuesday to prepare for what is the first outdoor meet of the season for northeast Wisconsin schools thanks to a pair of April snowstorms. Events are scheduled to begin at 3:45.

In other track action, Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, and Kewaunee will journey to Oconto Falls for their first outdoor track meet of the season. Events begin at 4 p.m.

Brewers make it eight straight with two-game sweep of Royals

By Tim Kowols       

It has been since a series-opening loss to the Cincinnati Reds on April 16 since the Brewers last experienced defeat after sweeping the Kansas City Royals with a 6-2 victory Wednesday. A Travis Shaw double opened the scoring in the fourth inning, which was followed by a Jorge Soler error and two productive outs by Jesus Aguilar and Jonathan Villar to stretch the lead to 4-0. The Royals would cut the lead in half with single tallies in the fourth and sixth innings before Aguilar's single and another Kansas City miscue gave the Brewer two insurance runs in eighth to put the game out of reach. The Brewers used five pitchers to clinch the victory with Jhoulys Chacin collecting the win. The Brewers road trip continues in Chicago through the weekend when they open a four-game series at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.

Packers finally on the clock, hold fourteenth pick in NFL Draft

By Tim Kowols       

The first NFL draft with general manager Brian Gutekunst at the helm begins Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers go on the clock with the 14th pick. It is the highest draft choice the Packers have held since they drafted B.J. Raji with the ninth pick in 2009, later picking Clay Matthews with the 26th pick in the first round. Taling place at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, the NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. with the first round. The second and third round will take place on Friday with final four rounds taking place on Saturday.

"6 in 60" and coach's preview on Facebook Live with Sturgeon Bay baseball

By Eric Fischer



Sturgeon Bay baseball will finally hit the diamond Thursday, hosting Peshtigo in a doubleheader.  Seniors Tanner DeGrave and Anthony Moore were kind enough to join DoorCountyDailyNews.com's Facebook Live series "6 in 60" and reflect on their time so far and Sturgeon Bay and look at the upcoming season.  Head coach John Berns also participated in a Facebook Live season preview video.  Both videos can be found below.

Brewers win 7th in-a-row with 5-2 victory over Royals

By Paul Schmitt    

Using the formula of strong starting pitching, long-ball hitting, and a lights-out bullpen the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Tuesday night in Kansas City.  Zach Davies (2-2) went six innings and allowed only two runs to get his second victory of the season while relievers Matt Albers, Dan Jennings, and Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless final three innings to secure the win.  The Brewer offense was powered by a Travis Shaw three-run home run in the third inning and a solo shot by Lorenzo Cain in the seven-inning.  Cain received a standing ovation from the Royals fans, in recognition of his seven prior years in Kansas City.  The two teams will play again Wednesday night with first pitch set for  7:10 pm.

Bucks fall to Celtics 92-87, trail Boston 3-2 in series

By Paul Schmitt    

In a defensive game that saw missed opportunities and missed calls, the Boston Celtics took a three games to two lead in the NBA first-round playoff series over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night with a 92-87 victory.

The Bucks fell behind by as many as 18 points in the first half and rallied to get within four points in the second half, but could get no closer.  Boston was led by Al Horford with 22  points and 14 rebounds.  Kris Middleton scored 23 points for the Bucks, but Giannis Antetokounmpo was held to 16 points on only ten shots as the Bucks struggled with shooting all night finishing at just 36.8 percent from the field.

The teams will now travel back to Milwaukee for game six on Thursday night where the Celtics can clinch the series.  If the Bucks win Thursday, game seven is set for Saturday at the Boston Gardens.

New net pen in Algoma looks to improve local fishing

By Tim Kowols       

The Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen group is hopeful a new net pen placed in Algoma Monday helps improve the area's salmon population. Rather than placing young fish directly into bodies of water where they could become easy prey, the net pens protect them for up to two weeks while they grow, become imprinted with the area, and hopefully return a couple years later. Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Vice President Ryan Baker says they have been working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on the project and believes this will help anglers when they hit the water in areas like the Ahnapee River.

 



 

Baker says one large and two small net pens are already used in the Kewaunee-Algoma area, with hopes to add another unit in the coming years.

Packerland Conference Softball Back Underway

By Nick Freimuth  It had been two weeks that felt more like two years  for Packerland Conference Softball players and coaches since their last game. Monday afternoon, Oconto hosted Algoma in what was like a ceremonial end to a rain/snow delay. The Blue Devils won the game 7-3 despite a very solid performance by Madeline Prokash back in the circle after a serious knee injury kept her out of softball for a year and a half. Prokash pitched four innings, allowed six hits, struck out five ad only allowed three earned runs. Emersyn Wallace led the Wolves at the plate. She finished 1x2 with a double. All three of Algoma's runs were unearned.

Photos by Jennifer Prokash

High school teams dig out to begin seasons

By Tim Kowols       

With nicer weather this week but snow still on the fields, you cannot blame local high school athletes for taking their cabin fever frustrations out on Mother Nature. Several cancellations still dot the schedules for the North Eastern conference and the Packerland Conference for Tuesday, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Luxemburg-Casco had their triangular meet against Little Chute and Waupaca postponed, but instead will host an intrasquad event this afternoon. The Spartans girls soccer are also scheduled to play at home against Clintonville.

In the Packerland Conference, Kewaunee athletic director Brian Rabas told DoorCountyDailyNews.com Monday it hoped to have the fields ready to play for today's baseball and softball games against Oconto. The Storm also hopes to host a track quad meet Tuesday against Algoma, Peshtigo, and Oconto beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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Brewers Sweep Marlins  

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins yesterday 4-2. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and pitched really well. He tossed five innings of scoreless baseball while striking out three. He picked up the win as the bullpen was able to hold on the rest of the way.

Jesus Aguilar was hot at the plate again for the Brewers. He went 2x4 with one run batted in. Christian Yelich went deep in the fourth inning to give Milwaukee a one run lead and they never looked back.


The Brew Crew is now rolling on a six game win streak. They look to keep it going Tuesday when they start a series with the Royals. Zach Davies will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 7:15 from Kansas City.


Bucks head back to Boston even in series after 104-102 victory

By Tim Kowols       

A tip-in by Giannis Antetokounmpo with just seconds remaining the clock gave the Milwaukee Bucks not just 104-102, series-evening victory over the visiting Boston Celtics, but also guaranteed a tomorrow for its retiring home. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points, followed by Kris Middleton's 23 points. Jabari Parker had 16 points coming off the bench but also led a stout reserve defense, with three non-starters having positive plus/minus scores in the double digits. The Celtics' Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 34 points, with four other players scoring in double figures. A pair of weekend home wins gives the Bucks at least one more game at the Bradley Center, which will be replaced by a new arena next season. Before then, the Celtics look to use their home court advantage on Tuesday to swing the series back in their favor when the two teams meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on NBATV.

Blizzard crushed in first game with new coach

By Eric Fischer



 

The Arizona Rattlers crushed the Green Bay Blizzard Saturday night, winning 65-33.  The Blizzard came into the game with 3 weeks of rest following a week off for Easter, a bye week, and last week's game being postponed indefinitely by Winter Storm Evelyn.  The Blizzard were also playing in its first game after firing Head Coach Chris Williams and changing starting quarterbacks.  New quarterback Bryan Hicks threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his debut.  Blizzard DB BJ Hill, the only Blizzard player who had his number retired before returning this season, returned 2 kickoffs for touchdowns in the loss.  The Blizzard are back in action April 28th traveling to play the Iowa Barnstormers.

Marquette schedule released, will host Badgers in new arena in 2018-19 season

By Eric Fischer



 

Marquette will add to the historic rivalry between the Wisconsin Badgers next season, as the game will be played at the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center on December 8th.  Marquette will make its debut in the new arena against the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the team who became the first 16 seed to beat a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament when the Retrievers beat Virginia.  The Wisconsin Badgers lead the all-time series 67-57 in the series that started in 1917, although Marquette won the last match-up 82-63.

Brewers win 5th straight following Aguilar walkoff homer

By Eric Fischer



 

Jesus Aguilar led off the bottom of the 9th and on the 13th pitch he saw, crushed a walk-off home run to right-center field to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-5 win, its 5th straight.  The Brewers found itself down 4-0 after the top of the 2nd inning following a Derek Dietrich solo homer in the first and a former Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson three-run home run in the second.  In the bottom of the second, Travis Shaw got Milwaukee on the board with a home run, his 4th of the year and second straight day hitting one.  Ryan Braun continued his hot streak of hitting, going 1-3 with a double, and an RBI on a sacrifice fly.  Jeremy Jeffress got the win after pitching a scoreless top of the 9th.  The Brewers look to complete the sweep of the Marlins on Sunday afternoon, with Junior Guerra on the mound.

Badgers extend coach Greg Gard through 2023

By Eric Fischer



 

Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball coach Greg Gard will be staying for the foreseeable future, announcing a contract extension on Friday afternoon.  Gard's contract was extended an additional season, to the 2022-23 season, from the first contract he signed following the 2015-16 season when he became the head coach after taking over for Bo Ryan midway through the season.  In his two-plus seasons as head coach, Wisconsin has reached the Sweet 16 twice but failed to make the tournament this past season for the first time since 1998.  The Badgers look to rebound from a tough 2017-18 campaign marred by inexperience and injury to contend for the Big Ten title in 2018-19.

Aaron Rodgers joins Milwaukee Bucks ownership group

By Eric Fischer



 

Super Bowl Champion and 2-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers can now add another notch on his belt of titles, NBA owner.  The Packers QB and Milwaukee Bucks announced that Rodgers had become a limited partner in the Bucks ownership group prior to Friday night's playoff game against the Boston Celtics.  During the game, Rodgers was spotted courtside with girlfriend Danica Patrick and Bucks co-owner Wes Edens.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that with Rodgers joining the ownership group, he becomes the first active NFL player to own a major sports franchise in the market he plays in.  In a statement released by the Bucks prior to the game, Rodgers says "I have proudly called Wisconsin my home for the past 13 years, and I am thankful for the friendships and the opportunities I have been given to live and play here.  I am excited and honored to deepen my connection to the region by joining Wes Edens, Marc Lasry, Jamie Dinan, Mike Fascitelli and the ownership group of the Milwaukee Bucks. As a huge fan of the NBA and the sport of basketball, this is a dream come true for me, and I look forward to furthering my affinity for Wisconsin sports as a minority owner in a team I love and support."

Bucks crush Celtics in Game 3, series now 2-1 Boston

By Eric Fischer



 

The Milwaukee Bucks took advantage of returning to the BMO Bradley Center on Friday night, beating the #2 seed Boston Celtics 116-92 in Game 3 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.  The win closes the gap in the series to 2-1 in favor of Boston.  Milwaukee outscored Boston 27-12 in the opening quarter and never looked back, leading by as much as 28 at one point in the game.  Defense was a strong suit of the team, as the Bucks blocked 13 Celtics shots.  Offensively, Khris Middleton led the Bucks with a game-high 23 points, Giannis chipped in 19 and Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each scored 17 in the win.  The Celtics were led by Al Horford with 16.  The Bucks will look to even the series at 2 on Sunday with a noon tip-off scheduled.  Milwaukee will have an uphill battle, as even with Friday's win, Boston is 35-0 all-time when leading a 7 game series 2-0.

Brewers fry the Marlins 8-0 on Friday night

By Eric Fischer



 

The Milwaukee Brewers offense continues to roll, as the Brewers gave its rendition of a Friday fish fry, beating the Miami Marlins 8-0.  Friday night's win is the 4th straight for the team, second straight night scoring 5+ runs, and the third shutout in the winning streak.   Milwaukee was paced by Ryan Braun who went 2-5 with a 2-run homer in the 4th, and Travis Shaw who was 3-4 with a solo shot following Braun's in the 4th.  Jhoulys Chacin gets the win for the Brewers, his first with the team, and the Brewers advance to 12-9 on the season.  Orlando Arcia was forced to leave the game in the bottom of the 8th after an apparent ankle injury while scrambling to return to first base after rounding too far.  According to Brewers.com, x-rays came back negative, with no further update on his condition.  The Brewers play the third game of the four game set vs. Miami on Saturday, with Brent Suter on the mound.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 pm.

Brewers Route Marlins

By Nick Freimuth   Ryan Braun knocked in his 1,000th career RBI in a 12-3 Brewers win Thursday night. A sixth inning pinch hit three-run home run gave Milwaukee all the insurance they would need against the Marlins. Chase Anderson earned the win lasting five and one-third innings on the mound.

 

Lorenzo Cain went 3x4 with a pair of RBI's in the win. Jesus Aguilar also had three hits and added three RBI to elevate season batting average to a tremendous .414.

Zuehlke Named New Southern Door Football Coach

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay will see another former coach shed his Clippers Red and dawn Columbia Blue of the Southern Door Eagles. Ryan Zuehlke was officially named head varsity football coach this week and will take his playing and coaching experience to the southern part of the county.

 

Zuehlke follows the lead of Pat McCarty and Derik Jennerjohn in recent years as former Clippers coaches turned Eagles. Zuehlke is the owner and a player for the Door County Destroyers semi-professional football team.  After four years coaching both offensive and defensive lines in Sturgeon Bay, Zuehlke was really excited to get the head coaching nod at Southern Door.

 

Players like Kyle Daoust and Derik LeCaptain will make this transition much easier for the first year varsity head coach. Zuehlke said he is excited to come in with a clean slate and have every player start as equals. No player has an upper hand on day one on a starting spot, Zuehlke said. He added that a state championship is a realistic goal for this team.

 

Click on the audio link below to hear Eagles Head Coach Ryan Zuehlke as he joined the WRLU Morning Show Thursday.

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Packerland Conference Baseball Schedule Cut In Half

By Mike Holtz   Please be advised that the Packerland Conference has recently modified the 2018 conference schedules for baseball due to the weather conditions. The 2018 modified conference schedules for baseball will now only consist of the second half games from the the original 2018 baseball conference schedules. Here is a look at the rest of the season with games scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 26.

 

 

PACKERLAND CONFERENCE

2017-18 BOYS BASEBALL SCHEDULE - REVISED

 

SCHOOLS:                      Algoma                                   NEW Lutheran                        Sevastopol

Gibraltar                                 Oconto                                                Southern Door

Kewaunee                               Peshtigo                                  Sturgeon Bay

 

DATE                                      SCHEDULE                                                   OFFICIALS                            

Thursday, April 26                      Algoma @ NEW Lutheran

5:00 PM                                    Southern Door @ Oconto

Gibraltar @ Kewaunee

Peshtigo @ Sturgeon Bay (4 PM)

Bye – Sevastopol

 

Saturday, April 28                      Oconto vs Gibraltar @ Oconto

11:00 AM                                  NEW Lutheran @ Southern Door

Sevastopol @ Algoma

Thursday, May 3                        Kewaunee @ Peshtigo

5:00 PM

Bye – Sturgeon Bay

 

Tuesday, May 1                         Southern Door @ Sevastopol (4 PM)

5:00 PM                                    Gibraltar @ NEW Lutheran

Peshtigo @ Oconto

Sturgeon Bay @ Kewaunee

Bye – Algoma

 

Friday, May 4                            Oconto @ Sturgeon Bay

5:00 PM                                    NEW Lutheran @ Peshtigo (3 PM)

Sevastopol @ Gibraltar

Algoma @ Southern Door

Bye – Kewaunee

 

 

Monday, May 7                          Gibraltar @ Algoma

5:00 PM                                    Peshtigo @ Sevastopol

Sturgeon Bay @ NEW Lutheran

Kewaunee @ Oconto

Bye – Southern Door

 

Thursday, May 10                      NEW Lutheran @ Kewaunee

5:00 PM                                    Sevastopol @ Sturgeon Bay

Algoma @ Peshtigo

Southern Door @ Gibraltar

Bye – Oconto

 

Saturday, May 12                      Peshtigo @ Southern Door

11:00 AM                                  Sturgeon Bay @ Algoma

Kewaunee @ Sevastopol

Oconto @ NEW Lutheran

Bye – Gibraltar

 

Tuesday, May 15                       Sevastopol @ Oconto

5:00 PM                                    Algoma @ Kewaunee

Southern Door @ Sturgeon Bay

Gibraltar @ Peshtigo

Bye – NEW Lutheran

 

Friday, May 18                          Sturgeon Bay @ Gibraltar

5:00 PM                                    Kewaunee @ Southern Door

Oconto @ Algoma

NEW Lutheran @ Sevastopol

Bye – Peshtigo

 

Thursday, May 24                      WIAA Regionals

Packerland Softball Schedules Changed

By Mike Holtz   Please be advised that the Packerland Conference has recently modified the 2018 conference schedules for softball due to the weather conditions. The 2018 modified conference schedule for  softball will now only consist of the second half games from the the original 2018 softball conference schedules. Here is a look at the new schedule:

 

PACKERLAND CONFERENCE

2017-18 GIRLS SOFTBALL SCHEDULE - REVISED

 

SCHOOLS:               Algoma                                  NEW Lutheran                                   Sevastopol

Gibraltar                                Oconto                                                Southern Door

Kewaunee                              Peshtigo                                             Sturgeon Bay

 

DATE                                      SCHEDULE                                                   OFFICIALS                            

Thursday, April 26                      Algoma @ NEW Lutheran

5:00 PM                                    Southern Door vs Oconto @ Southern Door

Gibraltar @ Kewaunee

Peshtigo @ Sturgeon Bay (4 PM)

Bye – Sevastopol

 

Saturday, April 28                      Oconto vs Gibraltar @ Oconto

11:00 AM                                  NEW Lutheran @ Southern Door

Sevastopol @ Algoma

Thursday, May 3                        Kewaunee @ Peshtigo

5:00 PM

Bye – Sturgeon Bay

 

Tuesday, May 1                         Southern Door @ Sevastopol (4 PM)

5:00 PM                                    Gibraltar @ NEW Lutheran

Peshtigo @ Oconto

Sturgeon Bay @ Kewaunee

Bye – Algoma

 

Friday, May 4                            Oconto @ Sturgeon Bay

5:00 PM                                    NEW Lutheran @ Peshtigo (3 PM)

Sevastopol @ Gibraltar

Saturday, May 12                      Algoma @ Southern Door

1:30 PM

Bye – Kewaunee

 

Monday, May 7                          Gibraltar @ Algoma

5:00 PM                                    Peshtigo @ Sevastopol

Sturgeon Bay @ NEW Lutheran

Kewaunee @ Oconto

Bye – Southern Door

 

Thursday, May 10                      NEW Lutheran @ Kewaunee

5:00 PM                                    Sevastopol @ Sturgeon Bay

Algoma @ Peshtigo

Southern Door @ Gibraltar

Bye – Oconto

 

Saturday, May 12                      Kewaunee @ Sevastopol

11:00 AM                                  Oconto @ NEW Lutheran

Peshtigo @ Southern Door

Monday, May 14                        Sturgeon Bay @ Algoma

5:00 PM

Bye – Gibraltar

 

Tuesday, May 15                       Sevastopol @ Oconto

5:00 PM                                    Algoma @ Kewaunee

Southern Door @ Sturgeon Bay

Gibraltar @ Peshtigo

Bye – NEW Lutheran

 

Friday, May 18                          Sturgeon Bay @ Gibraltar

5:00 PM                                    Kewaunee @ Southern Door

Oconto @ Algoma

NEW Lutheran @ Sevastopol

Bye – Peshtigo

 

Tuesday, May 22                       WIAA Regionals

Packers Release 2018 Regular Season Schedule

By Nick Freimuth   The Green Bay Packers released their 2018 regular season schedule Thursday night and the season opener on Sunday Night Football against the Bears is the headliner. To kick off the 100th year celebration for the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field will be rocking on September 9th. Week two will see the Minnesota Vikings come to town.

 

Another highlight of the season includes a Monday Night Football contest at Lambeau against the San Francisco 49ers on October 15th. There are three home games in September and three in December. Green Bay will host just one game during the month of October and just one in November.

 

-Pre-Season-

 

Thu., Aug. 9     TENNESSEE TITANS                         7 p.m.      Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin


                             (Bishop's Charities Game)


Thu., Aug. 16   PITTSBURGH STEELERS (Gold Pkg.) 7 p.m.      Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin


                             (Midwest Shrine Game)


Fri., Aug. 24    at Oakland Raiders                        9:30 p.m.      Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin


Thu., Aug. 30   at Kansas City Chiefs                    7:30 p.m.      Packers TV Network/Telemundo Wisconsin



– REGULAR SEASON –


Date                          Opponent                                                   Time (CT)                        TV             


Sun., Sept. 9              CHICAGO BEARS                                        7:20 p.m.                      NBC


Sun., Sept. 16            MINNESOTA VIKINGS (Gold Pkg.)                   12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Sept. 23            at Washington Redskins                                  12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Sept. 30            BUFFALO BILLS                                             12 p.m.                      CBS


Sun., Oct. 7               at Detroit Lions                                              *12 p.m.                      FOX


Mon., Oct. 15             SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS                             7:15 p.m.                     ESPN


Sun., Oct. 21              BYE


Sun., Oct. 28              at Los Angeles Rams                                  *3:25 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Nov. 4               at New England Patriots                              *7:20 p.m.                      NBC


Sun., Nov. 11             MIAMI DOLPHINS (Gold Pkg.)                        *12 p.m.                      CBS


Thu., Nov. 15             at Seattle Seahawks                                     7:20 p.m.                  FOX/NFLN


Sun., Nov. 25             at Minnesota Vikings                                   *7:20 p.m.                      NBC


Sun., Dec. 2               ARIZONA CARDINALS                                   *12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Dec. 9               ATLANTA FALCONS                                      *12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Dec. 16             at Chicago Bears                                           *12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Dec. 23             at New York Jets                                           *12 p.m.                      FOX


Sun., Dec. 30             DETROIT LIONS                                            *12 p.m.                      FOX

Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament gets off to an icy start

By Tim Kowols       

Anglers tried their hardest to get out onto the water Thursday morning as the 30th annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout got underway. Many boat launches along the Door and Kewaunee County shoreline had to be dug out by marina personnel and volunteers because they were frozen over due to Winter Storm Evelyn and cold temperatures. Baileys Harbor Community Association coordinator Brynn Swanson says despite the worries of getting on the water, anglers have been looking forward to what for many is the first fishing event of the year.

 



 

Anglers can buy tickets to be a part of the tournament for their chance to win $7,000 in prizes through the end of the day on Friday. The Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament ends on Sunday.

Brewers Take Series Against Reds

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 2-0. Zach Davies started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a real nice outing for the Brewers. He tossed a little over  six innings of clean baseball while striking out two. He ended up picking up the win when it was all said and done.

It was a pitching duel for most of the game as the Brew Crew had a hard time plating any runs in the early parts of the game. Then in the bottom of the third inning Eric Thames cracked it open with a two-run bomb to take the lead. Second day in a row Milwaukee won on a Thames homer.



Milwaukee will now host the Miami Marlins for a weekend series. Chase Anderson will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 7:10 from Miller Park.

Three local runners complete rain-riddled Boston Marathon

By Tim Kowols       

A Sturgeon Bay runner and two from Luxemburg were among the 25,746 finishers from Monday's Boston Marathon. The searchable results, first made available yesterday, show Sturgeon Bay's Hannah Hargis as the top local finisher of the historic 26.2 mile course with a time of 3:28:18. Luxemburg's Sandy Shefchik and Katie Waege also battled the elements, which included leaving for Boston with record snowfall approaching the Midwest and an inch of rain and the coldest temperatures in 30 years during the event. Below are the finishing times found through searchable results at the Boston Marathon's Web site from a selection of Door and Kewaunee Counties. If anyone was forgotten, please email us or include it in the comments.

 

Hannah Hargis Sturgeon Bay 3:28:18
Sandy Shefchik Luxemburg 3:36:50
Katie Waege Luxemburg 4:03:37

Brewers Shutout Reds

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 2-0. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a real clean outing for the Brewers. He tossed nearly six innings of clean baseball while striking out seven. It was Dan Jennings that eventually came in relief and picked up the win.

It was a pitching duel for most of the game as the Brew Crew had a hard time plating any runs in the early parts of the game. Then in the bottom of the sixth Eric Thames cracked it open with a two-run bomb to take the lead. The Brewers never looked back.


Milwaukee will now continue the series with the division rival Reds this afternoon. Zach Davies will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 12:40 from Miller Park.

Bucks lose 120-106 to Celtics, down 2-0 in playoff series

By Paul Schmitt     

The Milwaukee Bucks dropped their second first-round playoff game in a row to the Boston Celtics with a lackluster performance Tuesday night at the Boston Gardens.  The Celtics pressured the Bucks into 15 turnovers and controlled the game throughout on the way to a 120-106 victory.  Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points and Kris Middleton added 25 but it was not enough to overcome a balanced Boston attack led by Jaylen Brown's 30 points.  The series will now move to Milwaukee were the two teams will square-off at the Bradley Center Friday night at 8:30 pm.

100 Seasons Exhibit At Packers Hall of Fame Opens Today

By Green Bay Packers   The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame at the Lambeau Field Atrium will open a new 100 Seasons-themed exhibit on Tuesday, April 17, at 1 p.m.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will share brief remarks to discuss the exhibit, which honors 100 Seasons of Packers football with an in-depth look into the birth of the franchise, its inaugural season and the local players that made up the roster at the time.


Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to see the original Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, the former traveling trophy awarded to the NFL champion in the league's early days.

Brewers Come Up Short Against Reds

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 10-4. Brent Suter started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a solid outing tossing five innings of three run baseball. It was Oliver Drake that eventually came in relief and allowed the Reds to crack open a big lead.

Luis Castillo was hard to hit on the mound for the Reds. He ended up fanning eight while giving up four runs in the win. Orlando Arica was a bright spot for the Brewers in the lineup. He went 2x4 in the game with one run scored.


Milwaukee will now continue the series with the division rival Reds tonight. Junior Guerra will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 6:40 from Miller Park.

Winter storms delay spring sports and challenge coaches

By Eric Fischer      

With another two feet of snow falling this weekend, high school spring sports teams will once again be confined to the gym when they return to school Tuesday.  Baseball, softball, track and field, and girls soccer are almost a full month into their respective seasons with only a handful of events played as scheduled.  One of the main problems becomes how to keep the athletes engaged in practice while being inside.  Gibraltar baseball coach Jay Kita says he tries to add competition to practice.



 

Kita also says that in addition to the frustration of being stuck in the gym, trying to reschedule as many games while also keeping players fresh is the other challenge.

Brewers fall to Mets 3-2 in Sunday's rubber game, return to Milwaukee Monday

By Eric Fischer



 

A two-out walk-off blast by New York Mets utility infielder Wilmer Flores handed the Mets the series win over the Brewers, with a 3-2 score on Sunday.  Early on, it appeared that pitching would dominate the headlines with Mets ace Noah Syndergaard looking strong early, pitching 5.1 innings and striking out 11 Brewers, including eight in a row.  Syndergaard exited the game in the 6th after a Jesus Aguilar single, giving the ball to Robert Gsellman.  Gsellman then walked Lorenzo Cain and allowed an infield single to Domingo Santana to load the bases.  Hernan Perez would knock in two, reaching on a throwing error by shortstop Amed Rosario, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead.  New York wasted no time to get at least one run back, as Brandon Nimmo hit a lead-off home run to tie the game at 2 in the 6th.  Scoring would be halted until the 9th when Flores, famously known for tearing up on the field when he thought he had been dealt to Milwaukee in 2015, ended the game, with a solo homer to left center.  The Brewers fall to 8-8 in the 2018 campaign and return to Milwaukee to start a 3 game series against the Cincinnati Reds.  Brent Suter takes the mound tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40.

Packers Off-Season Program Pushed Back Due To Snow

By Nick Freimuth   The Green Bay Packers have also been impacted by Snow Storm Evelyn. Players were expected to report to the Off-Season Program at Lambeau Field today, however the team sent out messages to all the players shortly after noon on Sunday giving players an extra day to report. The vast majority of players fly in from their homes scattered throughout the country and getting into Green Bay via airplane over the weekend was impossible. Players will start touching down today and will be expected to report at 7:30 AM Tuesday. Here is a look at the message players received on Sunday:

 

Timber Rattlers Relocate Home Series with Kane County to Peoria this week due to snowstorm

By Wisconsin Timber Rattlers



 

The severe blizzard that has blanketed Northeastern Wisconsin with over two feet of snow – so far – this weekend has forced the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to get creative to play their scheduled home games with the Kane County Cougars.  The Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers will play the Cougars at Dozer Park in Peoria, Illinois in the three-game series that begins on Tuesday evening.

"This is a tough situation for everyone in the area and it would have been impossible to play any games at Neuroscience Group Field this week," said Timber Rattlers president Rob Zerjav.  "You have to get creative when one of the worst snowstorms in the history of Wisconsin hammers you before the start of a homestand.  This was the best option."

"We want to thank Peoria general manager Jason Mott and his staff for being open to hosting these games," said Zerjav.  "It is incredible to be part of a league where teams step up to help out in situations like this."

The three-game series between the Rattlers and Cougars at Dozer Park will begin with game one on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.  Game two and game three will start at noon on Wednesday and Thursday.  Admission is free to all three games, but the Chiefs will take donations to United Way.

The Timber Rattlers were to travel home after Sunday's game to spend an off day before starting the series with the Cougars.  Wisconsin will now stay in Peoria through next Sunday when they wrap up another series with the Chiefs.  Wisconsin will return to the Fox Cities after Sunday's game to begin a seven-game homestand on Monday, April 23.

The Chiefs, who just concluded a nine-game homestand on Sunday, will be on the road for a three-game series while the Rattlers and the Cougars take over Dozer Park this week.

Fans with tickets to any of the Kane County games that have been moved to Peoria may exchange those tickets for a same-priced ticket to any 2018 regular season Timber Rattlers home game (excluding special events and playoff games).  Tickets must be exchanged at the Timber Rattlers' ticket office.  Fans will have to wait until Tuesday to start exchanging their tickets because Neuroscience Group Field and the ticket office will be closed on Monday due to the blizzard.

Crazy Game 1 of Eastern Conference quarterfinals goes to Boston

By Eric Fischer



 

Game 1 in the best-of-7  Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics was a roller coaster of big moments, with the Celtics pulling off the win 113-107 in overtime.  Each team held a double-digit lead at one point in the game, however, it was the final minute of regulation where the craziness began.  Trailing 96-93 with 15 seconds left, Malcolm Brogdon hit a game-tying three to even the score at 96 with 10.2  seconds left in regulation.  Boston's Terry Rozier appeared to have hit the game-winning shot, a step-back 3 with 00.5 seconds remaining when the Bucks called its final timeout.  The inbound, a catch-and-shoot situation went to Khris Middleton, who hit a 35-foot jump shot at the buzzer to tie the game.  The shot was reviewed and Middleton did indeed get the shot off in time, with the ball leaving his hand with 00.1 seconds remaining.  In overtime, it was all Celtics, outscoring the Bucks 14-8 in the extra period. Al Horford scored 24 to lead Boston in the win.  For Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 to lead all scorers, with Middleton adding 31 in the loss.  Game 2 of the series will be played Tuesday, in Boston, with tip-off at 7 pm CST.

Brewers snap Mets winning streak with 5-1 victory

By Tim Kowols      


A Jonathan Villar three-run blast in the second inning and a strong performance from pitcher Chase Anderson was all the Milwaukee Brewers to beat the New York Mets, earning the 5-1 victory and snapping their host's nine game winning steak. Anderson was magnificent with in 6 1/3 innings of work, limiting the Mets to two hits, including a RBI single to Yoenis Cespedes. Catcher Jett Bandy extended the 3-0 lead after Villar's homer with a solo shot in the fourth. Orlando Arcia capped off the scoring with a home run in the ninth. The Mets and Brewers battle in the rubber match this afternoon from Citi Field.


Bucks open playoff series against Celtics Sunday

By Tim Kowols     

The Milwaukee Bucks will find out if they dodged a bullet this afternoon when they open up the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Boston Celtics. While the Bucks are relatively healthy, the Celtics are without their top two players in Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. The Celtics will have to rely on their young team and the coaching prowess of former Butler coach Brad Stevens if they look to advance. The Bucks fell into the seventh seed after losing to the 76ers last week by 40 points. The surging Sixers could have been their first round opponent if the Bucks had moved up to a six seed, and the Milwaukee squad avoided a repeat of last year's playoff run against the Toronto Raptors by not falling to the eighth seed. The Bucks will look to their defense to help carry to load and hope for big performances from all-star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his more than capable supporting cast. The two teams split their four matchups this season.

The first game begins at noon from Boston on TNT.

Brewers nipped by Mets 6-5

By Tim Kowols     

Hernan Perez, Ryan Braun, and Travis Shaw all went deep, but it was not enough as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the New York Mets Friday night 6-5 in Flushing Meadows. The Mets got off to a 2-0 lead before Perez's shot knotted the game up at two. Todd Frazier's second home run of the game broke the tie and was followed by a Jay Bruce RBI double and Adrian Gonzalez RBI sac fly. A wild pitch by Dan Jennings ultimately put the game out of reach for the Brewers when the Mets scored on the mistake. Braun's two run homer in the sixth and Shaw's solo shot in the eighth would narrow the gap, but Mets closer Jeurys Familia sat down three straight Brewers to end the game. The Brewers and Mets go at it again at 6:10 p.m.

High school athletic events canceled for Saturday

By Tim Kowols       

Whether you play soccer, baseball, softball or golf and whether you suit up for one of the seven Door and Kewaunee County high schools, consider Saturday a snow day. All events scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to Winter Storm Evelyn leaving snow and high winds in its wake. Athletic directors may be a little more optimistic for Monday as the initial schedule only has a North Eastern Conference golf tournament postponed.

ReUse Your Running Shoes

By Gretchen Schmelzer   Do you have running or other athletic shoes that don't work for you anymore? Used running shoes will be collected from June 20-23, at the Collins Learning Center, 2041Michigan Street, and Sturgeon Bay during the Crossroads Trail Run week.  The Friends of Crossroads will have a shoe-hanging tree near the front of the Collins Learning Center for you to deposit them.  Working together with Fleet Feet of Appleton, we will get them on the feet of someone in need.

 

Reflecting the mission of promoting green living in our community, Crossroads Trail Run has something green for everyone!   On June 23, Friends of Crossroads at Big Creek will host their annual 2k, 5k, 10k trail run and walk, drawing in outdoor recreational enthusiasts from around the state and nation.  The trail event takes place on our own 200 acre Big Creek, Ida Bay, and Cove Creek Preserves.  All participants and volunteers upon crossing the finish line earn a native plant, a performance t-shirt, locally made refreshments foods and awards. For more information and to register go to www.CrossroadsRun .com.


 

Photo By David Harsh

Trap Shooting Season Closing In

By Matt Propsom   The Rusty Lardinois Memorial Trap Shoot will be held Saturday, April 21st at the Door County Rod and Gun Club from noon to 5:00 PM. This is a 16-yard Lewis Class competition. Food will be provided and all are welcome to participate. Any questions, please contact John Propsom at (920) 493-5809.

Baseball & Softball Scores To Report...Woo-Hoo!

By Nick Freimuth   Believe it or not, there were actually a couple spring sporting events yesterday. With 99% of high school sports canceled to this point of the season, any news is good news. Kewaunee lost a non-conference game with Denmark 7-5 in varsity baseball and Luxemburg-Casco lost a pitcher's duel 1-0 with conference foe Freedom.

 

This weekend's impending weather is likely to have all outdoor sporting event canceled for next week if the 12 to 16 inches of snow predicted comes true.

Packers Pre-Season Schedule Released

By Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers' preseason schedule features an opener at Lambeau Field and all four games against AFC teams. The preliminary schedule was communicated by the National Football League on Wednesday. The Packers have exhibition schedule dates with Jordy Nelson and the Raiders and Morgan Burnett with the Steelers as two of the highlights. The exact dates and times for each game will be released at a later date.



Date                      Opponent                                            Time (CT)                             TV             


Aug. 9-13               TENNESSEE TITANS                                 TBA                    Packers TV Network


Aug. 16-20             PITTSBURGH STEELERS                         TBA                    Packers TV Network


Aug. 23-26             at Oakland Raiders                                     TBA                    Packers TV Network


Aug. 30-31             at Kansas City Chiefs                                  TBA                    Packers TV Network




For the second consecutive season the Packers are scheduled to open the preseason at home, hosting the Tennessee Titans. It is the Titans first preseason trip to Green Bay since playing in the finale in 2008. The Packers and Titans had previously opened the preseason against each other in 2014 in Tennessee.



Green Bay will stay at home the next week to play the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will mark the first preseason contest between the two at Lambeau Field since 1996. Including the regular season, it will be the fourth meeting between the two teams since 2013.



The Packers finish the preseason with two road games for the second time in three years (2016), first traveling to California to play the Oakland Raiders. It is the third preseason matchup between the two in the past five years (2014, 2016) but the first time Green Bay has played at Oakland in the preseason since 2001.



Green Bay will close out the preseason at Kansas City. It is the first preseason matchup with the Chiefs since 2016, which was the end of a seven-year run where the two teams met in the preseason finale six times. The Packers will not play any of their preseason opponents during the regular season.

Track, soccer lead the way for Thursday high school sports action

By Tim Kowols



Thursday's rain may wash away baseball and softball games at Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco's date on the diamond against Marinette at Ripon College, but area soccer and track teams may hit the field this afternoon.

In soccer, Luxemburg-Casco is set to host Freedom while Kewaunee is slated to play at home against Green Bay West.

Track action at Kewaunee involving the Storm, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay is expected to begin at 4 p.m. with field events and 4:15 with running events.

While Luxemburg-Casco's golf meet has already been postponed, a Packerland Conference meet at The Woods Golf Course in Green Bay appears to still be on.

Bucks blown out in regular season finale against Sixers, earn seventh seed

By Tim Kowols      

A date with the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA is in store for the Milwaukee Bucks after getting blown out by the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night 130-95. The Bucks struggled to keep pace with the 76ers offense despite missing Joel Embiid and J.J. Reddick. Instead it was a banner night for the 76ers bench with four players reaching double figures including Justin Anderson's game-leading 25 points. Jabari Parker matched that coming off the bench with the Bucks with Malcolm Brogdon adding 13 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tony Snell each pitching in 10. A Heat win dropped the Bucks to the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, which begins Sunday when they face the second seeded Boston Celtics at noon.

Brewers Take Series With Cardinals

By Nick Freimuth   Junior Guerra was the winning pitcher for Milwaukee in Wednesday afternoon's 3-2 series finale between the Brewers and Cardinals. Guerra pitched five and one-third innings, struck out four and allowed just one earned run.

 

Hernan Perez started the scoring with a solo homerun in the second inning. Eric Thames added a solo blast, his fifth of the year, in the third inning.

 

The (7-6) Brewers will open a three-game road series against the New York Mets Friday at 6:10 PM.

Packers Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic

By Green Bay Packers   The 21st annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 9, inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers' indoor practice facility.

 


The clinic, reserved exclusively for members of the Junior Power Pack Kids Fan Club who are 5 to 14 years old, features football drills that are similar to those in a routine NFL practice. Youngsters will have the opportunity to participate in drills that focus on blocking, catching, throwing, speed and agility with Packers players and other fan club members.


 


Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:


·         Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.


·         Session 2 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


·         Session 3 – 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.


 


As in previous years, one of the clinic stations will include a group photo opportunity with a Packers player. Upon completion, all children will receive a special gift and certificate of participation.


 


All current club members ages 5 to 14 will receive an invitation to the clinic. The cost of the event is $5, due at online registration. Members must have an up-to-date membership to participate (expiration date of June 30, 2018, or later).


 


To sign up for Junior Power Pack and receive the clinic invitation and details in the mail, fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp. New members must sign up by May 1 in order to receive an invitation to the event.


Brewers Come Up Short In Extras

By Brett Kinnard   Milwaukee Brewers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 5-3. Brent Suter started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a solid outing tossing five innings of one run baseball. The Brewers had taken a lead in both the top of the 9th and 10th inning of the game.

Carlos Martinez started on the mound for the Cardinals and was tough as usual. The lone bright spot in the lineup was Eric Thames who went 2x5 on the night with a solo shot early on in the game. The Brew Crew will look to bounce back in the final game of the series.


Milwaukee will now finish the series with the division rival Cardinals this afternoon. Junior Guerra will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 12:15.

Sevastopol Cancelling Some Spring Sports Contests

By Nick Freimuth   Some spring sports games will simply not be played this year. A number of non-conference games, meets and matches are already being canceled with another impending snow storm in the forecast for this weekend. Packerland Conference Athletic Directors will do everything they can to makeup the conference games that are being missed over the next two weeks due to snow on most diamonds and fields. Some non-conference events simply will not fit into this year's weather shortened season.

 

Sevastopol has already canceled its non-conference baseball games against Coleman that was already re-scheduled for Monday, April 16. The Pioneers already know the six-team golf meet for Monday has been canceled as well. Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, Oconto , NEW Lutheran and Peshtigo were all slated to compete in that event. Sevastopol AD Jen Wiessner said, "We will be cancelling (the non-conference baseball game) due to the reschedule needs of the previously postponed conference games."

 

The Pioneers are already pushing games like baseball against Southern Door back into May due to rescheduling needs and field conditions. April 2018 will go down as one of the least "playable" April's in recent memory. Field conditions are not only impacting games, meets and matches but practice. There are only so many drills you can do inside so local coaches and student athletes are getting a little stir crazy cooped up in gymnasiums day after day.

Brewers Walk To Victory In Extras With St. Louis

By Nick Freimuth   Orlando Arcia drew a tenth inning bases loaded walk to lift the Brewers over the Cardinals 5-4 last night in St. Louis. Milwaukee saw Arcia double in Domingo Santana in the second inning as well. Eric Sogard was the most consistent bat in the lineup Monday. He finished 3x4 with a run scored.

 

The (6-5) Brewers will take tonight's first swing at 7:15 PM in game two of the three game series from Busch Stadium.

Weather claims athletic events on the track and diamond

By Tim Kowols       

Local baseball, softball, and track teams will have to wait out the snow before they can compete again.

 

Luxemburg-Casco baseball and softball will wait for a make-up date for their matchups in Marinette, while a track triangular including Wrightstown and Clintonville was rescheduled to May 17.

 

Kewaunee's soccer match against Denmark was postponed while two Packerland Conference track meets slated to take place at Peshtigo and Southern Door were canceled. No make-up date for the Kewaunee soccer match is available.

Bucks top Magic 102-86 in regular season Bradley Center finale

By Tim Kowols     

The Milwaukee Bucks will play more games at the BMO Bradley Center this season thanks to the playoffs, but Monday's 102-86 win over the Orlando Magic marked the last time they would play there in the regular season. It was a sloppy game offensively with the two teams combining for 37 turnovers, but bench player Shabazz Muhammad led all players with 22 points for the Bucks. Jabari Parker, Eric Bledsoe, and Khris Middleton also pitched in with double-digit scoring performances. Center Nikola Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 17 points. The Bucks will conclude their regular season campaign Wednesday in Philadelphia against the 76ers, which could be their first-round opponent in the playoffs with a win.

Packers Set To Begin '100 Seasons' Celebration

By Green Bay Packers   Ten decades have passed since the Green Bay Packers were first organized at a meeting in downtown Green Bay. Since that August day in 1919, the team's enduring success has become one of the greatest stories in sports history.


Over the course of 100 years and 1,392 league games, the franchise has given fans plenty to celebrate, with 13 world championships, 25 Pro Football Hall of Famers and a beloved home, Lambeau Field. As the team embarks on its centennial season in 2018, the Packers are inviting fans to join the team in recognizing this historic milestone with "100 Seasons."



A century in the making, 100 Seasons is the epic, 16-month celebration of the Packers' rich history, which will be capped by the franchise's 100th birthday on Aug. 11, 2019. A wide variety of events and activities will kick off over the next several months, with fans and community members invited to join in the numerous festivities.



Beginning in June, Lambeau Field Live will take the Packers on the road. This traveling interactive exhibit will include everything fans love about Lambeau Field at five locations around the state: Summerfest, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, EAA AirVenture, the Wisconsin State Fair and Taste of Madison.



Fans visiting Lambeau Field Live can enjoy Play 60 activities, alumni meet-and-greets, a satellite Packers Pro Shop and Packers Hall of Fame, a Lambeau Leap wall and a one-of-a-kind virtual-reality display presented by Patrick Cudahy. Lambeau Field Live visitors also have the chance to win great prizes, including tickets and autographed merchandise, by registering for Packers Pass at packers.com/passregister or through the Packers App.


 


Later in the summer, timed to coincide with the beginning of training camp, fans are invited to Lambeau Field for the Packers Experience. A four-day, free festival for fans of all ages, the Packers Experience will feature fan activities including live music, a replica team locker room, USA Football kids' clinics, Packers alumni question-and-answer sessions, photo stations and prizes through Packers Pass.



The Packers Experience will begin Thursday, July 26. Fans can join all the free festivities on:




  • Thursday, July 269 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Friday, July 279 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 289 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 299 a.m. to 6 p.m.



The Packers Experience will also feature a theater playing a 12-minute excerpt from Legacy: 100 Seasons of the Green Bay Packers.



Legacy is a 10-part documentary series, featuring one- or two-hour films with each one dedicated to a decade of Packers history. The films will include never-before-seen footage and brand-new interviews with current and former players, telling the story of the Packers from the very beginning.



Additional portions of the documentary will be available on Packers.com and featured on gamedays this fallLegacy will be completed in full in August of 2019, with the entire series available to view later in the fall of 2019.



To kick off the season this September, fans are invited to Celebration Weekend, in conjunction with the Packers' first home game. Celebration Weekend will mark 100 Seasons with a free concert, visiting alumni from several eras and the annual Green & Gold Gala. The weekend will culminate with the season's home opener.


 


The 100 Seasons book will be published in 2019 and serve as a definitive history of the Packers. It will tell the story of the franchise from its birth in 1919 through the 2018 season and will include historic, engaging photographs.


 


100 Seasons will conclude with the Packers' 100th birthday on Aug. 11, 2019.



Fans and community members can also experience 100 Seasons through a special website launching in June that will celebrate moments from the last century and through a special hashtag, #Packers100. Throughout the next 16 months, 100 Seasons flags, banners, billboards and dedicated gameday elements also will recognize the milestone. Additionally, fans will also have the chance to win special giveaways and purchase dedicated 100 Seasons merchandise from the Packers Pro Shop.



100 Seasons is now officially underway, with more information available on Packers.com/100 about each special event as the dates approach.

Max McHugh Ends DCY Swim Career With More Gold

By Nick Freimuth   The illustrious YMCA Swim career of Max McHugh came to end at YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina last weekend. It ended with two more national championships. His Wednesday night national title in the 200 breast stroke included a new national record time in the event and marked his third straight year winning the national title in the event. On Saturday, Max completed a four year sweep of national titles in the 100 breast stroke. He again broke a national record time touching the wall in 51.61 seconds.

 

The win in the 100 breast stroke capped a seven year run of McHugh's atop the podium. Max's older brother Conner was the national champion three years in a row previous to Max's incredible run. Conner presented Max the award at the end of the meet making it a moment the McHugh Family will never forget.

 

Max also swam the 50 free style for fun and was fourth best in the nation. His 20.24 for a "breast stroker" is truly unbelievable. Max McHugh ends his national run with 14 total national championships. A feat that may never be duplicated in Wisconsin Swimming.

 

Max earned a full scholarship to the University of Minnesota and will be swimming for the Golphers for the next four seasons with June 2020 on his mind for Olympic Trials.

Brewers Come Up Short Against Cubs   

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday 3-0. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a decent outing tossing six innings of two run baseball. The Brewers has a hard time getting any momentum going at the plate in this one.

Jose Quintana started for the Cubs and had the Brewers number the whole entire night. The lone bright spot in the lineup was Lorenzo Cain who went 2x4 on the night with two singles. The Brew Crew will look to bounce back with a new series beginning Monday.


Milwaukee will now start a series with the division rival Cardinals tonight. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 6:00.

Prep baseball and softball games forced to wait

By Tim Kowols      

A full slate of baseball and softball games was expected to take place today, but then last Tuesday happened. According to the Packerland Conference, matchups in Oconto, Sevastopol, Kewaunee, and Algoma will be delayed at least a week while official hope the snow melts and the fields dry off. While temperatures will climb into the 40s, at least some precipitation is expected most days through Sunday.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers bats just as cold as temps, lose 10-1 in home opener

By Eric Fischer



Thursday was Minor League Baseball Opening Day, and Saturday was the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers home opener, as the Milwaukee Brewers Single-A affiliate hosted the Beloit Snappers and lost 10-1.  Unlike the big league team, the Timber Rattlers had to battle the elements with a first-pitch temperature of 28 degrees.  Wisconsin's bats were just as cold as the team only mustered 4 hits and one run on a Demi Orimoloye RBI single in the 2nd inning.   This year's roster currently features two of the Milwaukee Brewers Top 30 prospects, outfielder Tristen Lutz (9th) and catcher KJ Harrison (21st).   The Timber Rattlers are back in action Sunday at 1:10 at Fox Cities Stadium.

Bucks win 115-102 Saturday night without Giannis, move into tie for 6 seed

By Eric Fischer    



The Milwaukee Bucks 115-102 Saturday night win over the New York Knicks moved the Bucks into a tie for the 6 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoff standings.  The Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo Saturday night but were led by Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton who each scored 22 points in the win for Milwaukee.  Jabari Parker, John Henson, and Tony Snell finished with double-digit scoring.  The Bucks do remain in the 7 seed due to Miami holding the tiebreaker over Milwaukee, with 2 games left for each team.  The Bucks need to finish in the 6 seed or better to hold onto its 1st round draft pick.  Milwaukee is back in action Monday against the Orlando Magic in the final regular season game in the BMO Bradley Center.

Late errors doom Brewers on Saturday, lose 5-2

By Eric Fischer



The Brewers couldn't pull off any late inning heroics Saturday after allowing 4 runs in the top of the 9th, falling to the Cubs 5-2.  Starting pitching was dominant on each side with Yu Darvish allowing only 2 hits, 1 run and striking out 9 for the Cubs, and Zach Davies allowing 4 hits, 1 run, and 8 strikeouts for Milwaukee.  Offensively, Milwaukee only had 4 hits, including an Eric Thames home run in the 4th.  Milwaukee had a 2-1 lead going into the 9th, following a Lorenzo Cain sacrifice fly that scored Jett Bandy in the 8th.  With closer Corey Knebel on the DL following a hamstring injury on Thursday, it was Jacob Barnes on to close the 9th when Milwaukee got in trouble.  Two errors and a walk would load the bases for Ben Zobrist, who tied the game on an infield single to Eric Thames.  Ian Happ gave Chicago the lead after a 2 RBI single giving the Cubs a 4-2 lead.  Pitcher Jon Lester came in to pinch hit and extended the lead to 5-2 on a sac bunt.  The Brewers couldn't rally in the bottom of the 9th with Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar each striking out.  The Brewers fall to 5-4 and play the final game of the four-game series Sunday at 1:10 with Chase Anderson on the mound for Milwaukee.

Decrease in officials starts with parents

By Eric Fischer



High schools and youth leagues across the state are facing a potential crisis, a shortage of officials.  The number of WIAA certified officials is decreasing at an alarming rate and as Shawn McQuillan puts it, it's simple if there are no officials, there are no games. McQuillan, a football and basketball referee with nearly 30 years of officiating in each sport says dealing with parents seems to be one of the major causes of reducing numbers.



McQuillan also says unequal compensation for time and distance traveled has been a deterrent for older officials who can ref a JV game closer to home, for similar pay, without as much of a time commitment that evening.  All this being said, McQuillan says for him, there isn't much more gratifying than being out on a Friday night, under the lights, helping kids play the game they love.

Gibraltar Track and Field results from Neenah Invitational

By Eric Fischer     



While the weather has delayed many spring sports seasons, the Gibraltar Track and Field team was in action Friday at the Neenah Invitational.  For the Gibraltar girls, Bria Caldecott won the high jump and teammate Nina Sitte took second in the 55m hurdles.  Gibraltar finished with 42 points in the girls events.  For the boys, Evan Henry won the 8oom and 1,600m races to lead the Vikings competitors who finished with 21 points. Gibraltar's next scheduled meet is Saturday April 14th at Valders, following the cancellation of Tuesday April 10th's meet in Peshtigo.

Former Badgers CB injured during NFL Draft workout

By Eric Fischer    



Former Wisconsin Badgers CB Nick Nelson might see his NFL Draft stock fall following a torn meniscus during a private workout with a team on Friday.  Before the injury, the former Badger was projected as a 3rd or 4th Round pick with an NFL starter grade based on film and combine results.  Nelson is expected to miss three to four months following surgery but should be able to play near the start of NFL Training Camp.  Nelson was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in his only season with Wisconsin following his transfer from Hawaii.  Nelson also played very well on special teams, blocking a kick and serving as the Badgers punt returner, with 24 returns, 206 yards, and a touchdown against Michigan.

Bucks look to improve playoff seeding Saturday night

By Eric Fischer   



The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action Saturday night against the New York Knicks looking to move into the 6 seed in the Eastern Conference standings with just three games left in the regular season.  Milwaukee clinched a playoff spot earlier this week after Detroit lost and was eliminated from contention.  The Bucks moved into the 7 seed on Friday without having to play following Atlanta's 103-97 win over the now 8th seed Washington Wizards.  With the 7 seed, the Bucks would play the Boston Celtics if the playoffs started today.

Arcia leads Brewers for Friday night walk off win

By Eric Fischer   



Just over a week into the Milwaukee Brewers 2018 season, late-inning heroics have been the theme as the Brewers earned their second walk-off by beating the Cubs 5-4 Friday night.  Trailing 2-0 going into the Milwaukee half of the 5th, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit 2-run homers, giving the Brewers a 4-2 lead, its first lead of the game.  The Thames home run was Milwaukee's first run scored since Ryan Braun's walk-off home run on Tuesday night.  Chicago tied the game in the top of the 6th following a "Little League home run" RBI triple that allowed Javier Baez to score on a throwing error by Eric Sogard.  The game came down to the 9th when in the top frame Matt Albers escaped a one out double and intentional walk leaving the game tied going into the bottom of the 9th.  Domingo Santana struck out to start the inning which would turn out to be the only out that inning.  Manny Pina walked, Hernan Perez hit an infield single that would allow Pina get to third on a throwing error, setting the stage for Orlando Arcia.  On a 2-1 count, Arcia smashed a single into the right field grass allowing Pina to stroll home for the winning run.  In 5 wins this season, the Brewers have won 4 in its last at-bat.  The Brewers play the third game of the four game series against the Cubs on Saturday at 3:05 with Zach Davies on the hill.

James Lofton Coming To Sturgeon Bay To Honor Nathan Leroy

By Bob Nickel   Sturgeon Bay High School senior Nathan LeRoy has been selected as a finalist for the Professional Football Hall of Fame Award of Excellence Scholarship. The Hall of Fame honors each of the 25 nationwide finalists in several ways. One of those ways is through a ceremony hosted by the recipient's school district. At this ceremony, a "Hall of Famer" will be present to honor Nathan. Sturgeon Bay's ceremony will be Wednesday, May 2, at 1:45, in the high school auditorium. It should last about 30 minutes. You are invited to attend. The "Hall of Famer" who will be joining us for the afternoon is James Loft?on.

More High School Athletic Events Canceled


Add the following cancellations to the long and growing list of high school sporting events that have been cancelled:


Saturday, April 7th JV and Varsity Baseball at Wild Rose postponed


Monday, April 9th Baseball and Softball (Both Varsity and JV) at Oconto is  postponed make up date for Varsity Baseball and Softball is Monday, April 16th at Oconto


Tuesday, April 10th Track meet at Southern Door is cancelled

Sturgeon Bay Trapshooting League Canceled For This Weekend

By Nick Freimuth   The Door County youth trap league in Sturgeon Bay this coming Saturday is cancelled due weather and a scheduling conflict.  All youth trap league instructors will be taking a course and league organizer Kim Welch said, "the weather is not exactly trap-shooter friendly." League members or anyone interested in joining is asked to call Kim Welch at (920) 495-5503.

Brewers Shutout By Cubs   

By Brett Kinnard  The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs last night 8-0. Brent Suter started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a decent outing tossing five innings of four run baseball. The wheels came off this game when it was turned over to the bullpen.


Jon Lester started for the Cubs and had the Brewers number the whole entire night. The lone bright spot in the lineup was Jesus Aguilar who went 3x4 on the night with three singles. Corey Knebel was put in the ninth to get a little extra work with Milwaukee down and ended up with a hamstring injury. He will require a trip on the DL.


The Brewers will now continue the series with the division rival Cubs tonight. Brandon Woodruff will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 7:10.

Bucks lose to Nets 119-111, remain 8 seed in Eastern Conference

By Eric Fischer



Milwaukee fell to the Brooklyn Nets 119-111 in the second to last regular season game in the BMO Bradley Center on Thursday night.  Brooklyn was 19-39 from behind the arc as a team, including 5-10 from Allen Crabbe, who finished with a team-high 25 points.  D'Angelo Russell added 22 points for the Nets shooting 9-16 from the floor, knocking down four 3's as well.  For the Bucks, Khris Middleton poured in a game-high 31 points in the loss.  Milwaukee remains in the 8 seed, with the 7th seed Washington Wizards also lost last night to the Cleveland Cavaliers but hold a tie breaker over the Bucks.  Milwaukee is back in action Saturday night in Madison Square Garden when it faces the New York Knicks.

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball Tryouts Moved To Monday

By Nick Freimuth  Due to the snow we got the last few days, tryouts for Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball have been rescheduled for Monday, April 9 at 5:30 PM at the Sturgeon Bay High School. All boys 10 and over who were not on a major league team last year will need to try out. Players will need to bring inside shoes and a baseball glove. Bats and helmets will be provided for the tryouts Monday. All are welcome.

Gibraltar baseball players Max Maltby and Ben Johnson take on "6 in 60"

By Eric Fischer



Seniors Ben Johnson and Max Maltby were part of last year's second place team but as they answered in the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Facebook live series "6 in 60", it is not their favorite memory as an athlete.  For that answer and others, you will have to watch the video below.

Packers Shareholders Meeting Set For July 25

By Green Bay Packers    The Green Bay Packers 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

This year's meeting is scheduled to coincide with festivities celebrating the Packers' 100th Season, with a variety of activities for fans and visitors kicking off that week.


Full plans for the 100th season will be announced next week. Those looking to celebrate with the team during their time in Green Bay for the meeting should wait to make travel plans until the full slate of activities set for that week has been announced.


The shareholders meeting will also coincide with the beginning of training camp. The training camp schedule will be announced as soon as dates are finalized. Those in Green Bay for the meeting can also find plenty of events and things to do in the area at the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor's Bureau website,https://www.greenbay.com.


The formal notice of the Annual Meeting, including proxy materials, will be sent in mid-June. The organization again is recommending that shareholders receive their materials via email and subsequently vote online, as it is the most sustainable and resource-friendly method. Shareholders can register for this process online atwww.packersowner.com.


Shareholders planning on attending the meeting will be issued four tickets for each shareholder account, including accounts that have a joint or custodial registration. Shareholders receiving meeting materials electronically will be able to access print-at-home tickets upon voting their shares. Shareholders who receive their meeting information via standard mail will receive printed tickets in that same mailing.


Information about the Annual Meeting, which will be updated as the date approaches, also can be found online at www.packers.com/community/shareholders.html orwww.packersowner.com.


The Packers also are asking shareholders who have not received any communications from the organization in the last 12 months to contact Shareholder Services to update their address, including street and email addresses. Shareholder Services can be reached via phone at 855-8GO-PACK (855-846-7225) or email atshareholderservices@packers.com. Information is also online at www.packersowner.com.

Great Start For DCY Swim Team At Nationals

By Nick Freimuth  The three Door County representatives for DCY Swim are off to a blazing fast start at the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina this week. Southern Door's Brock Aune swam a personal best time in the 200 breaststroke. His time of 2:08.45 is good enough to put him at 37th place nationally. Stella Kersebet was up one second at 2:25.90 in the 200 breaststroke. Kersebet was 70th in the nation with that time.

 

Max McHugh broke a 200 breaststroke national record in prelims with a time of 1:54.23, and broke again in finals, 1:53.59. This is the third year in a row that Max has set new national record in the 200 breaststroke. The first time he broke the record he surpassed his older brother Conner, who just finished a wonderfully decorated career at the University of Minnesota. Max will swim under his brother next year as a Gopher freshman and older brother as a graduate assistant coach. The first place finish in the 200 breaststroke was his tenth national title.

 

Brock, Stella and Max have the day off today then Max will swim the 50 free tomorrow (Friday) and all three will swim the 100 breaststroke on Saturday.

Brewers Held Scoreless

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals last night 6-0. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and had another tough outing allowing three earned runs in five innings pitched. The Brewers never seemed to get anything going at the plate.

It was Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals that made it tough to get any runs across the plate. He nearly pitched a complete game while striking out 10 in his dominant start.


The Brewers will now start a series with the division rival Cubs tonight. Brent Suter will take the mound for Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 7:10.

Kewaunee Spring Brown Trout Tournament

The Spring Brown Trout Tournament scheduled for this upcoming weekend, Saturday, April 7 and being hosted by Blue Door Tournament Series has been CANCELLED due to uncooperative Wisconsin weather causing safety concerns. Tournament organizers said, "It's okay to blame Mother Nature, but please be patient with tournament organizers as they tell us at Visit Kewaunee County that this wasn't an easy decision, but it's in the best interest of anglers." If you have any questions, please contact Captain Merrick Malach.

Track meets provide one of last signs of spring for high school athletics

By Tim Kowols       

While area baseball and softball teams will likely be waiting awhile before they are able to take the diamond again after Tuesday's snowstorm, track squads will still be able to compete indoors. On the track slate for today includes Gibraltar heading to Neenah while Kewaunee joins Lena for a triangular meet at West De Pere. Kewaunee's meet at Denmark scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.

Bucks hang on for win against Celtics, close to clinching playoff berth

By Paul Schmitt     

The Milwaukee Bucks topped the Boston Celtics Wednesday 106-102 in NBA action.  The Bucks' magic number is now one to clinch a playoff berth.  Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks again with 29 points and 11 rebounds while Kris Middleton nearly had a triple-double with 20 points, nine points, and 8 rebounds.  Milwaukee is still fighting for playoff position as only a 1/2 game separates Washington, Miami, and the Bucks from the 6th through 8th seeds.

Brewers Win In Epic Fashion

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night at Miller Park. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee as he went four innings pitched giving up four runs. It would be a combination of relief pitchers to piece together the rest of the game for Milwaukee.



With two outs left in the bottom of the ninth, the Brew Crew began their improbable rally. First it was Christian Yelich with a shot to right field to tie the game up at four. The very next pitch Ryan Braun took a pitch deep and walked it off for the Brewers in an absolute thriller. The game started the very same way with the first two batter taking Anderson out of the park. The final two batters did the same for Milwaukee to lift them to their fourth win of the season.




The Brewers will now continue their series with the Cardinals tonight in Milwaukee. First pitch being thrown out at 6:40.

More High School Sports Cancellations

By Nick Freimuth  Outdoor Packerland Conference athletic games, matches and competitions will be canceled until the thick layer of snow melts. Door and Kewaunee County baseball, softball, golf, and soccer will be lucky to get any games in this or next week as freezing temperatures remain in the forecast.

Brewers Fall In Home Opener 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Monday afternoon in Miller Park. Zach Davies started on the bump for Milwaukee and went nearly six innings surrendering six runs on the day to the division rivals. He will look to bounce back in his next outing.

 

Manny Piña started off the scoring for the Brew Crew with a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning. Lorenzo Cain took the starter for the Cardinals deep in the third to tie the game up at two. That would be as close as Milwaukee would get as the Cardinals put up six runs in the next two innings to put the Brewers away.




The Brewers will now continue their series with the Cardinals tonight in Milwaukee. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM.

Kewaunee baseball, softball drop games against Peshtigo

By Tim Kowols       

On both diamonds, the Kewaunee Storm just could not muster up the offense against Peshtigo as the baseball team dropped their game to the Bulldogs 8-2 while the softball team was doubled up 8-4.

 

On the baseball diamond, Brody Heroux led the way offensively with a trio of RBIs for the Bulldogs, while his teammate Nicky Nielson limited to the Storm to a single run over his two innings, striking out three.

 

In softball, Kassidy Smidel collected a pair of RBIs for the Storm, but was outmatched by the Bulldogs' Lexy Debryin, who registered three RBIs of her own during her three hit evening.

High School Sports Canceled Due To Weather

By Nick Freimuth   Monday's baseball and softball games for Sevastopol and Algoma High Schools have been canceled due to cold temperatures and winter weather. The Sturgeon Bay vs. Marinette baseball game is also cancelled for today. When a date is selected to makeup these games, we will publish the make-up dates here. More cancellations are expected for the next three days.

 

Kewaunee and Peshtigo will play their scheduled games for both softball and baseball this afternoon. The start times of each game at Kewaunee High School have been moved up to 4:00 PM however.

Sevastopol's Ron Frank Wins 8-Man Football Coach Of The Year

By Nick Freimuth  Sevastopol Football Coach Ron Frank was recently awarded Coach of the year in district 23. The honor means Frank is the Wisconsin State 8-Man Football Coach of the Year because District 23 represents all 8-Man schools throughout the entire state.

 

Coach Frank said, "It was a nice surprise as we voted back in January on line and I knew nothing about it until the state football clinic in Madison last week. The award is a reflection on our entire coaching staff here and the success the kids and team have had the last two years."

Baseball, softball games hold out for weather

By Tim Kowols       

It could be a busy night for local high school baseball and softball teams or the start of a long layoff all because of the weather. Snow and rain over the weekend and the prospect of a storm sweeping through the area carrying 6-10 inches of snow with it could make athletic directors think extra hard about games scheduled for Monday evening.

 

If games are played, here is the schedule:

BASEBALL
Sturgeon Bay @ Marinette
Luxemburg-Casco @ Valders
Gibraltar @ Oconto
Kewaunee vs. Peshtigo

SOFTBALL
Gibraltar @ Oconto
Kewaunee vs. Peshtigo
Luxemburg-Casco @ Shawano Community

 

Fourth quarter leads to Bucks letdown against Nuggets

By Tim Kowols

Outscored 32-19 in the final stanza of regulation, the Milwaukee Bucks eventually could not keep pace with the host Denver Nuggets in a 128-125 loss Sunday night. Lopsided quarters were a theme of the evening with the Bucks dominating the first and third quarters and the Nuggets outscoring their visitors 41-20 in the second quarter. Jabari Parker led the way with 35 points off the bench while Eric Bledsoe chipped in 31 points in the losing effort for the Bucks. Nikola Jokic matched Parker's 35 points for the Nuggets, but was also supported Jamal Murray's 27 points and Paul Millsap's 26. The loss puts them in a tie for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with the Miami Heat, which holds a tiebreaker over the Bucks thanks to the regular season sweep of their matchups.

Green Bay senior Khalil Small represents Horizon League in national 3 on 3 tournament

By Eric Fischer



Senior Khalil Small put a bow on his college career over the weekend, participating in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U tournament, representing the Horizon League team in the tournament.  Small was joined by Jalen Hayes (Oakland), Grant Benzinger (Wright State) and Lavone Holland II (Northern Kentucky) on the Horizon League team.  The Horizon League was victorious Friday, beating the American Athletic Conference 21-19, with Small scoring the game-winning basket.  Saturday wasn't as kind to the Horizon League squad, losing to the Ohio Valley Conference 21-8 and also lose to eventual Pool 7 champion, the West Coast Conference team.  Small finished 13th on the Green Bay all-time scoring list and will continue to pursue a professional basketball career.

Winning season and playoff birth at stake for Bucks on Sunday

By Eric Fischer



The Milwaukee Bucks can clinch a winning record for the 2017-18 should they beat the Denver Nuggets Sunday night.  Also at stake in tonight's game, the possibility to clinch a playoff spot.  If the Bucks win tonight they would also need some help from the Brooklyn Nets.  The Nets are squaring off against the Detroit Pistons, the last remaining team outside the playoff picture who are on the brink of elimination with a 36-40 record.  Milwaukee is currently in the 7 seed and would face the Boston Celtics if the season were to end today.

Brewers sweep the Padres in opening series with 7-3 win Saturday

By Eric Fischer



The Milwaukee Brewers are off to its best start in over a decade, advancing to a 3-0 record following a 7-3 win against the San Diego Padres earning the series sweep.  The Brewers were led by offseason acquisitions Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain who combined for 8 hits, 4 RBI, and a walk.  Third basemen Travis Shaw also proved to be an offensive force going 2-4 with 3 RBI.  Brent Suter earned the win, pitching 5 innings, with 3 hits, 3 runs, and 4 strikeouts.  The Brewers are off on Easter, returning to action Monday for the home opener at Miller Park, with Zach Davies on the mound facing the St. Louis Cardinals.

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