Sports Archives for 2018-06

Bullfrogs fall to Kingfish in series finales

By Green Bay Bullfrogs      

The host Kenosha Kingfish (11-18) trailed 2-1 before scoring four unanswered runs in the third and fourth innings to split the two-game series against the visiting Green Bay Bullfrogs (12-20) by a final score of 5-2 from Simmons Field Friday evening. Both teams were held to just two hits each in the final four innings of action.


Kenosha struck first in the opening frame on a two-out RBI double by Evan McDonald to put the Kingfish in front 1-0. The Bullfrogs then posted a two-spot in the third inning with a RBI double from Riley Mihalik (Junior, Rider Univ.) followed by the go-ahead single from Luke Robinson (Sophomore, Western Carolina) to give the Frogs a 2-1 advantage.


The Kingfish answered immediately in the bottom of the third inning after drawing four straight walks with two outs to knot the score at 2-2. In the fourth inning, a Will Wagner two-run triple broke the tie and put the hosts ahead 4-2. Kenosha added one more run on a RBI ground out to stretch the margin out to 5-2.


Blake Nelson (Junior, Univ. of Michigan) topped the Green Bay hitting charts, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Nelson extended his hit streak out to five games, tallying 10 hits in his first eight games played this season. Mihalik went 1-for-2 with two walks and one run driven in. Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) was 1-for-2 with one double, one run scored and a walk.


Kenosha starting pitcher Cale Cuddie earned the win, improving to 2-1. Green Bay relief pitcher Eli Baez (Sophomore, St. Bonaventure) took the loss, falling to 0-1. After the three-run fourth inning by the Kingfish, the bullpen duo of Baez and David Toth (Freshman, Hillsdale College) held Kenosha to just two hits with a combined four strikeouts. Kenosha reliever Jack Zimmerman earned his first save of the season.

The Bullfrogs conclude their three-game road trip tomorrow night, opening up a home-and-home series with the Madison Mallards. First pitch is slated for a 6:05 p.m. start from The Duck Pond at Warner Park. Fans can tune in to the live radio broadcast on WOCO (107.1 FM) or online at

Timber Rattlers lose 9-7 to the LumberKings

By McKenzie Konop       


The LumberKings take the win home beating the Timber Rattlers 9-7 during Friday night's game.  In the top of the 2nd inning,  KJ Harrison hits his 7th home run of the year on a fly ball to left field resulting in Tristan Lutz scoring.  In the top of the 4th, Lutz hits a double to left fielder Keegan Mcgovern and Payton Henry scores.  Gilbert Lara also hits a double to Mcgovern with Lutz then scoring another run.  Robert Henry grounds into a force out, with the LumberKings shortstop Johnny Adams to second baseman Joseph Rosa.  Lara scores, with Harrison out at second 2nd and Henry to 1st.  Zack Clark doubles on a fly ball to left fielder Mcgovern and Henry scores.  Trever Morrison singles on a ground ball to shortstop Adams.  Clark scores with Darrin Seferina getting to 3rd from a throwing error made by shortstop Adams.  Davies pitched three innings with 10 hits, six runs and zero strikeouts.

The Timber Rattlers go head-to-head again against the LumberKings at 6:35 tonight.

Brewers beat Reds 8 to 2

By McKenzie Konop       


The Brewers left the Reds in the dust after winning Friday night's game 8 to 2.  In the top of the 2nd, Keon Broxton hit a  single line drive to the Red's center fielder Billy Hamilton.  Broxton's hit also resulted in Ryan Braun scoring and Manny Pina moving to second base.  In the top of the 4th, Broxton also hit a home run to left center field and in the top of the 9th, he hit two more home runs to right center field resulting in Pina scoring.  Also in the top of the 9th, Pina singles a line drive to left fielder Jesse Winker and Hernan Perez scores.  Hernan Perez doubles eight on a line drive to Red's center fielder, Billy Hamilton.  Jesus Aguilar scores along with Travis Shaw.  Chase Anderson earned the win pitching six innings with five strikeouts, two hits and one run.

Brewers are back in action on Saturday afternoon with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound with a 3:10 start time.

Strivers Gymnasts Off To A Great Start At Nationals

By Amy Gamble   This year twelve Door County YMCA Striver gymnasts qualified and made the journey to the SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio for the 2018 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. 2,400 gymnast from 105 YMCA's across the United States will compete Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

Striving to make it on the National podium are:


Level 2: Bristol Will, Lauren Pratt, Sophia Sternard

Level 4: Daylia Sund, Tiani LeMieux

Xcel Silver: Desirae Guilette

Level 6: Chloe Macaux, Laci Lautenbach, Mallory Barker, Elizabeth Barker, Madison Barker

Level 7: Miya Eliyha

All 34 Striver Gymnasts qualified for the National Tournament, twelve made the trip. The girls are ready to grace the stage and show the nation their routines. The Gymnasts compete by level and then by age within the level.  The top ten gymnasts on each event and the all around are awarded medals. Coaching the team in Toledo are Nikki Pollman, Amy Gamble. The Team is also coached by Gerrit DeJonge , Heather Haese, Libby Pieczynski and Mikki Rankin.


Desirae Guilette XCel Silver Senior Division
2nd Beam. 9.625
5th Floor 9.125
7th All Around. 36.425
8th Floor 9.125

Bristol Will, Lauren Pratt, Sophia Sternard 
Level 2 Junior Division

Lauren Pratt
1st on bars Bars Champion 9.5
3rd Beam 9.225
6th All Around. 36.425
9th Floor 9.0

Sophia Sternard
2nd in the All Around 36.925
2nd Floor 9.425
5th Beam 9.125
7th Bars 9.05
8th Vault 9.3

Bristol Will

7th Bars 9.05?

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball Season Over

By Nick Freimuth   The 2018 Cal Ripken Baseball season wrapped up for Bayship this week and the rest of the league will follow next Monday.  Rotary will earn the championship in an extremely close race if they can win their finale Monday. The Kiwanis are a game back and Lions and Red Room are just two games back. The Kiwanis made it even closer by topping the number one team on the last night 11-4. Will Jandrin had four hits in the win. Blayre Writt parked another one over the fence, Sam Zirbel also added three hits and Derian Muraski had two hits.


Nicolet Bank crushed the Ships 21-2 behind a great pitching performance from Tyler Neinas. Isaac Baudhuin had three hits and Cruz Anschutz and Tyler Neinas had two each.


The Lions held off the Co-op 4-3. Gannon Evers launched a home run and teammates Curt Meyer and Nate Sauer had two hits. Reece Lauder had two hits in the win.




Current Standings
Rotary 8-3
Kiwanis 7-4
Lions 6-5
Red Room 6-5
Bayship 6-6
Nicolet Bank 4-7
Co-op 2-9

Brewers Outlast Reds 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night 6-4. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and went six innings strong allowing four earned runs on the night. He ended up getting the run support he needed to secure the win.

It was a couple bombs in this one that put the Brewers ahead in the game. In the third inning, Jesus Aguilar hit a two run bomb to tie the game up at two. In the seventh inning, Eric Thames hit a three run jack to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead that they never relinquished.

The Brewers will now continue their series with the Reds. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:10 on Friday. Chase Anderson will take the mound for Milwaukee.

Pony League Baseball Season Nearing Its End

By Joe Jennerjohn   Jim Olson Motors beat team Wulf in Pony League 8-4 Thursday. Anthony Jennerjohn had three hits, Andrew Cabajal two and Mason Propsom doubled in the win. The Sevastopol squad was led by Jack DeYoung and Grant Estes with two hits apiece. Anthony Jennerjohn and Carter Henry pitched for Jim Olson Motors.



On Tuesday, Roen Salvage topped Jim Olson Motors 27-2. Emmitt Brashwitz had three hits including a double and Chris Lodl had a pair of hits in the win. A fine pitching performance by Chris Lodl, Ricky Carlson and Jace Johnson held JOM to one hit by Blayze Writt.


Next up for JOM Monday July 2nd 5:30 at Memorial Field vs Nicolet Bank of Baileys Harbor.

Brewers Fall To Royals In Game Two

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Kansas City Royals last night 5-4. It was a 1-0 Brewer lead all the way through the seventh inning before the Royals broke the game open with a five run inning. Brent Suter had pitched a flawless game up until that point.

Jesus Aguilar had a solo shot in the seventh inning as his bat stayed hot. Brad Miller had a pinch hit three run bomb in the ninth to trim the lead to one run but it wasn't quite enough as the Brewers fell short.

The Brewers will now head to Cincinnati to start a weekend series with the Reds. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:10. Junior Guerra will take the mound for Milwaukee. They now sit two and half games ahead in first place.

Summer Softball Over In Sturgeon Bay

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League is officially in the books for the 2018 season. Congratulations to State Farm and Northshore Bank the top teams in their division. Also, congratulations to the four teams in the Farm League for a sensational season of growth in the youngest division. Here is a look at final standings for the season:


Major league Final Standings

State Farm 9-0

Jim Olson 5-4

Cut Hut 3-6

Lions 1-8


Minor League Final Standings

North shore Bank 8-1

Peil Construction 5-4

Forbes 4-4-1

Reliable Auto 0-8-1


Also a big thank you to League Commissioner Ben Rikkola for all his hard work on and off the field for the league this year.

Southern Door Wrestling Club Doing Work Even In The Summer

By Kevin Slezewski    A Father's Day weekend tradition continued this year as 30 Southern Door youth wrestlers gathered for the 6th Annual Barn Brawl Wrestling Camp at Joey & Kayla Wilke's historic barn.  Wrestlers took part in several health and fitness themed activities along with a special visit from Door County Deputy Kyle Veeser.  They squared off in a competitive dual meet and the always popular obstacle course and tug-of-war contest.  Several current and former high school wrestlers and coaches also helped mentor throughout the weekend.  The primary focus of the event is to promote team camaraderie and healthy choices. The event is sponsored by the Southern Door Wrestling Club.



Peralta Dazzles In First Home Start

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals last night 5-1. Freddy Peralta started on the mound for Milwaukee in his first home start and pitched an absolute gem. He went seven shutout innings only allowing one hit and striking out ten batters.

He got plenty of run support right away as Christian Yelich hit a two run bomb in the bottom of the first inning. The Brewers tacked on a few more runs from homers by Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Braun to keep the Royals at bay.

The Brewers will now run it back for a 1:10 game Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. Brent Suter will take the mound for Milwaukee. They now sit two and half games ahead in first place.

Ahnapee Trailblazers Shutout Mishicot In Legion Baseball

By Nick Freimuth Jake Schneider pitched a no-hitter for the Ahnapee Trailblazers in an 11-0 win over Mishicot in an American Legion Baseball game. Schneider pitched five innings, struck out eight and walked just one. He also went 2x3 at the plate with two runs scored. Anthony Moore went 2x4 with two runs scored and Adam Gutschow doubled with three RBI. Ahnapee broke the game open with a nine-run third inning.

Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Results

By Nick Freimuth   Only one more game remains on the Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League schedule.  Wednesday will mark the season finale for the three divisions. On Monday night state Farm moved one win away from the perfect season. Now (8-0), Colleen Carlisle pitched all three innings to earn the win. Claire Haberli and Kaylee Krishka each had two hits in the 10-3 win over Cut Hut. Maegyn Carter and Mackenzie Burlo were the Cut Hut leading hitters.


Jim Olson Motors was a 16-4 winner over the Lions. Libby Ash, Teagan Ellefson, Bella Price, Sophie Bley and Addison Schauske led the hit parade for Jim Olson Motors. Tia Wiesner and Samantha Whitmore were the leading hitters for the Lions.


In the Minor League, Peil Construction topped Reliable 9-4. Lana Stai, Sienna Cain, Sydney Peterson, Lily Juco and Hailey Bosman all had two hits.


Northshore Bank beat Forber 6-4. Caitlyn Hassenjager and Ella Volkman had two hits apiece in the victory. Kadance Patza and Claire Quaderer each doubled in the loss.

Rotary Leads Cal Ripken Baseball League

By Travis Grooters    Rotary was dominant Monday night in a 13-3 win over Bay Ship with excellent pitching, fielding, and good at-bats from top to bottom in their lineup. For the most part, the Ships kept their heads up and had solid contributions in the field, at the plate , and on the base paths from Aiden Isaakson, Mekhi Welch, and Ian Fruzyna. Blake Guilette went 2x3 with a single, double, and two runs scored. Tyler Grooters went 1x3 with a single and a RBI. Ian Fruzyna went 1x2 with a double (just a foot or two short of being a home run) and a walk.


Co-op 10
Kiwanis 9

Lions 10
Red Room 6


Rotary 8-2
Kiwanis 6-4
Red Room 6-5
Bayship 6-5
Lions 5-5
Nicolet Bank 3-7
Co-op 2-8

Rough Outing For Brewers & Chacin

By Nick Freimuth   The Brewers dropped the series finale with the Cardinals at Miller Park Sunday. An 8-2 loss featured four and one-third innings pitched by Jhoulys Chacin and eight earned runs allowed. Chirstian Yelich and Hernan Perez accounted for the runs batted in, but it wasn't pretty for Milwaukee. The four game series ended in a 2-2 split. The Brewers host Kansas City for a two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday before a four-game series in Cincinnati over the weekend.


Milwaukee (45-32) holds a two game lead over the Cubs (42-33) to lead the NL Central. The Cardinals (40-36) are 4.5 games back of Milwaukee in the standings.

Spencer Madsen Wins Gold At Badger State Games

By Nick Freimuth    Spencer Madsen of the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Wrestling Club  took first place at the Badger State Games in Wausau Saturday, June 23rd.  Madsen went (3-0) with two first round pins, one by cradle and one by double arm bar.  Madsen won his final match 8-4 to earn the Badger State Games gold medal. Congratulations Spencer!!!


Pony League Baseball Back On Track After Rain Outs

By Joe Jennerjohn    After a week and half off due to rain outs Jim Olson Motors was back in action Friday night against Nicolet Bank of Baileys Harbor in Pony League Baseball. The game ended in a 9-9 tie after seven innings, the game was called due to darkness. Jim Olson out hit Nicolet 12-5 but walks got the better of them again. Hunter Moore had a big night with four hits including a double. Abram Abeyta had two hits and a phenomenal night in center field with eight put outs. Alex Deuchert, Gavin Fernandez and Luke Vanderleest each had two hits. Blayze Writt, Gavin Fernandez and Luke Vanderleest all pitched for Jim Olson. Tuesday, June 26th will be Jim Olson Motors next game against Roen Salvage starting at 5:30 PM from Memorial Field.

Bullfrogs fall to Rivets 4-1

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Bullfrogs jumped out to an early lead, but stumbled down the stretch, losing to the Rockford Rivets 4-1.  Jake Munoz singled to lead the Bullfrogs off in the first and came around to score on a Blaise Maris double, giving Green Bay a 1-0 lead.  Unfortunately for the Bullfrogs that would be the only runs, it would score.  The Rockford Rivets scored 3 in the 3rd inning after a wild pitch and two-RBI single.  Rockford added onto the lead in the 8th after Justin Walker knocked in his 3rd run of the game.  Green Bay squares off against the Rivets again on Sunday afternoon at Joannes Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm.

Cedar Rapids downs Timber Rattlers 5-3

By Eric Fischer


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers dropped its third game of the second half of the season, losing to Cedar Rapids on Saturday night 5-3.  The Timber Rattlers managed to outhit the Kernels 12-9, but could not bring enough runs in to beat the Minnesota Twins affiliate.  The Timber Rattlers started the game with 3 straight hits but were not able to score after two strikeouts and a line drive out.  Cedar Rapids jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 3rd after stringing 4 straight hits together, back to back singles, a double, and a home run.  The Timber Rattlers got on the board in the fourth on a Jay Feliciano RBI-double.  Wisconsin came within one run, after scoring 2 runs in the 5th inning.  Cedar Rapids would add an insurance run in the 7th inning to put the game out of reach for Wisconsin at 5-3.  Nelson Hernandez took the loss in the game.  Carlos Herrera takes the mound for the Timber Rattlers on Sunday afternoon as Wisconsin still looks for its first win of the second half of the season.

Brewers win streak snapped by Cardinals

By Brett Kinnard

The Milwaukee Brewers played host to the division rival St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. It was Chase Anderson's turn in the rotation to take the mound on a warm, summer day in Milwaukee. Miles Mikolas was the opposing hurler for the Cardinals.

The action got going right away in the bottom of the first for Milwaukee after a clean top of the inning from Anderson. Eric Thames led the team off with a single to center field. Followed by a hit by pitch from Lorenzo Cain and a walk from Travis Shaw to load the bases up. The walk-off hero from last night, Jesus Aguilar, got a standing ovation from the home crowd before taking his cuts with the bases loaded. Aguilar just missed a grand slam as the ball stayed in the ball park, but a run scored on the sac-fly to deep center field. Newly acquired second baseman, Brad Miller, also knocked in a run with a single in the inning. At the end of the first the Brewers were up 2-0.

Then at the top of the second, Yadier Molina launched a solo shot to trim the lead back to one for the Cardinals. Chase Anderson had a stellar outing on the mound from that point on. He went five innings only giving up that one earned run and fanned nine in the game. Jeremy Jeffries came in the sixth inning and had troubles with Molina as well. Molina hit a two run bomb in that inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 lead that they never relinquished. Jeffries would end up picking up the loss in this one. It is his first of the season.

The division rivals will now run it back Sunday for the final game of the series. Milwaukee still sits two games ahead of the Cubs in the division after both teams lost Saturday. Jhoulys Chacin will have his name called in the rotation for a 1:10 start at Miller Park.

What to Look for in Your Fishing Kayak

By Bill Schultz


Last Friday and Saturday, I was out in one of my Jackson Kraken sit-on-top fishing kayaks catching and releasing quite a few nice smallmouth bass.  As I passed many homes in the Egg Harbor area, I saw a variety of kayaks down by the water. Some were sit-in touring or recreational kayaks, and, others were sit-on-top kayaks more appropriate for fishing.


Fishing from kayaks has always been fun, but, has really taken off over the past ten years.  Can you fish from a sit-in kayak? You sure can, but, they really aren't set-up for gear storage or carrying a number rod and reels.  This is why the sit-on-top kayaks are so popular with anglers. They are very stable, have an open design for easy entry and exit, plenty of storage and today, most come with an extremely comfortable seat with plenty of support for hours of comfortable fishing.  Many fishing kayaks have flush mount rod holders and track systems for anglers to add a variety of accessories like locators, additional rod holders, anchor trolley, camera mounts and more.


For the big waters of Door County, I prefer a longer kayak in the 13 to 16-foot range.  These will cover more water faster, as well as tracking better while paddling. Many kayak anglers buy kayaks that are too short.  Yes, shorter kayaks are lighter and easier to transport, but, are slow and don't track well. So, unless you are only fishing small water and small rivers, go with a longer kayak.  


I've only talked fishing from sit-on-top kayaks, but, they are also very popular with kayakers who might have an injury or disability that makes getting in and out of a sit-in kayak a challenge.  In one of my upcoming articles, I'll talk about self-propelled kayaks, a hot new trend. And, as always, if you have a question, email me at

Green Bay Bullfrogs hop to early lead, win 5-1

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Bullfrogs beat the Lakeshore Chinooks in Mequon on Friday night, winning 5-1.  The Bullfrogs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning following a Jake Munoz leadoff home run in the first. Neither team would score until the 6th when Green Bay added onto its lead after an Adrian Damla walked, advanced to second on a walk, stole third and scored on an error by the catcher to extend the lead to 2-0.  Green Bay took advantage of more Chinooks errors in the 7th after Cooper Morrison and Jake Finkbeiner each walked to lead off the frame and Austin Bates reaching on an error that scored Morrison and Finkbeiner to give the Bullfrogs a 4-0 lead.  Bates would also come around to score after a Blake Nelson sacrifice fly.  The Chinooks scored its lone run in the 9th on a sacrifice fly.  The Bullfrogs return home to Joannes Stadium on Saturday, facing the Rockford Rivets at 6:35 pm.

Timber Rattlers fall to Kernels 3-2

By Eric Fischer


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fell to 0-2 in the second half of the Midwest League season following a 3-2 loss to the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday night.  Wisconsin struck first, when Brewers 19th ranked prospect, KJ Harrison, hit a solo home run in the second inning to give the Timber Rattlers a 1-0 lead.  Cedar Rapids battled back in the fifth inning following a Jordan Gore single to tie the game at 1, followed by Akil Baddoo grounding into a fielder's choice to give the Kernels a 2-1 lead.  Wisconsin tied the game in its next opportunity when Gilbert Lara drove in a run on a fielder's choice of his own. The tie would not last long, as David Banuelos hit an RBI single in the 7th for Cedar Rapids to give the Kernels a 3-2 lead that would go on to be the final score.  Gabe Friese took the loss for the Timber Rattlers, allowing the go-ahead run in the 7th.  Nelson Hernandez takes the mound Saturday evening as Wisconsin looks for its first win of the second half of the season.

Brewers walkoff Cardinals for Friday night 2-1 win

By Eric Fischer


One night after scoring 11 runs, the Brewers survived a no-hitter bid, and later hit a walk-off home run in the 9th for a 2-1 on Friday night.  Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty had a no-hitter through 6.1 innings on Friday night until Jesus Aguilar crushed a 0-1 slider to left field for the Brewers first hit and tie the game at 1-1.  St. Louis had jumped out to an early lead in the 3rd inning when Marcell Ozuna singled to score Matt Carpenter to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  Following the Aguilar home run in the 7th, Eric Sogard had the team's second base hit in the 8th inning and would cause some controversy on the base paths.  Following Sogard's leadoff single, Hernan Perez attempted to advance him with a bunt that was fielded by the pitcher Jordan Hicks.  Hicks made a throw to second to get Sogard out that was up the baseline, causing Sogard to collide with Cardinals shortstop Yairo Munoz when he attempted to slide.  Munoz was not able to make a throw to first and exchanged words with Sogard causing the benches and bullpens to empty onto the field.  Milwaukee could not take advantage of the baserunners in the 8th and the game went to the 9th, tied at 1-1.  Corey Knebel pitched a perfect top of the 9th, setting the stage for his offense in the final frame.  Bud Norris entered the game for St. Louis and struck out Travis Shaw for the first out of the 9th.  Norris got out to an 0-2 count on Jesus Aguilar, and threw a slider in an attempt to strike out the Brewers first baseman.  Aguilar crushed the pitch to right for his 16th home run of the year, his second walk-off on the season.  While he may not have had a no-hitter, Milwaukee's Friday night starter, Junior Guerra, allowed just the one run on 3 hits and striking out 7.  The Brewers bullpen had a perfect outing, combining for 4 innings with no hits, no walks, and 8 strikeouts.  The Cincinnati Reds beat the Cubs on Friday night as well, as the Brewers NL Central lead over the Cubs extending to 2.0 games, and 6.5 games over the Cardinals.  Chase Anderson takes the mound on Saturday for game three of the four-game set against St. Louis with first pitch scheduled for 3:10 pm.

Brewers Blow Out Cardinals In Series Opener

By Nick Freimuth The Brewers bats were hot as the team returned to Miller Park Thursday night in an 11-3 win over the Cardinals. St. Louis could not find the answer against winning pitcher Brent Suter. He lasted seven innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out five. Suter is now (8-4) on the season. Eric Thames batted in the lead off position and produced three RBI. Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar each had two RBI. Manny Pina hit his fifth home run of the season.


Milwaukee and St. Louis will be back at it at 7:10 PM tonight (Friday).

Packers Family Night Tickets Go On Sale Wedensday

By Green Bay Packers   Tickets for 'Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health,' go on sale Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. CDT.

Fans can purchase tickets, priced at $10 apiece, through Ticketmaster over the phone at 800/745-3000 or via the internet at Tickets also can be purchased at the Packers' ticket office in person. There will be a limit of 10 tickets per purchase during the first day of ticket sales. All individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance.

Online ticket sales information can be found at starting on June 27 at 10 a.m.

Now in its 18th year, Family Night will serve as the introduction of the 2018 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience. Family Night will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m., and the team will be introduced on the field at 7:30 p.m.

The format of this year's Family Night will once again be a full practice, in order for the team to accomplish its preparation goals for the regular season. The full practice will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature live contact.

The evening remains family-focused and will feature a game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards, gameday music and a fireworks show at the end of the night.Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign, presented by Bellin Health. Other components of the campaign include Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.

Activities include the popular Chili's "Jerseys Off Our Backs" promotion with Packers jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed practice – to be given away in a random drawing, the Pick 'n Save Family Night Picnic and the spectacular Pick 'n Save Fireworks Show to conclude the event.

Parking for the event will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program.

In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.

Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Report

By Nick Freimuth   State Farm moved to (7-0) in Major League girls softball Wednesday. A 12-5 win over Jim Olson Motors added to their league championship run. Claire Haberli singled and drove in a run. Bailey Rikkola had two RBI and one hit in the win. Isabella Price was the leading batter for Jim Olson Motors with two.


Cut Hut doubled up the Lions 10-5. Kayla Ranly and Maddie Propsom combined for the win in the pitcher's circle. Jolene Wilke and Mackenzie Burlo had multi-hit games for the Cut Hut.  Grace Felhofer and Jahana Andre had two hits apiece for the Lions.


Sienna Cain helped to lead Peil Construction to a 6-2 win over Forbes in the Minor League. Cain was the winning pitcher and went 3x3 at the plate with a double. Hailey Bosman went 2x3 with a double and Layla Stai added two hits in the win.


Team Northshore was a 5-4 winner over Reliable top stay atop the league in teh standings. Leah Schopf had two hits and Ella Volkmann doubled in the victory.

Brewers Rained Out Wednesday

By Nick Freimuth   The series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed due to rain Wednesday night. Reports indicate that the make up date will be July 14th as a double header starting at 11:35 AM. Milwaukee opens a four-game series with the Cardinals at Miller Park tonight at 7:10.

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball Results

By Travis Grooters   The Lions lit up the scoreboard early in a 13-7 win over Bay Ship in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball. The Lions put up 10 runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. The Ships' bats started to wake up later in the game, scoring runs in the 3rd through 6th innings. It wasn't enough to overcome the early deficit, however. Drew Daoust finished 2x2 with two singles, a walk, and a run scored. Tyler Grooters went 2x3 with two singles and one RBI. Vance DeKeyser was also 2x3 with two singles and a run scored. Blake Guilette went 1x2 with a triple, two walks, one RBI, and one run scored.


Rotary was a 19-2 winner over the co-op. Derian Muraski led all players with three hits including a home run. Nick Beck, Blayre Writt and Sam Zirbel also had three hits in the win. Zack Krueger added two hits including a home run. Braden Sitte had two hits for the co-op.


Isaac Marsh was a home run away from hitting for the cycle in a 9-5 win for the Red Room over Nicolet Bank. Brady Kita and Finn Stuth each added two hits. Tatum Routhieaux had three hits and Tyler Neinas had a home run and two hits for Nicolet.


Current Standings:

Rotary 7-2
Kiwanis 6-3
Red Room 6-4
Bayship 6-4
Lions 4-5
Nicolet Bank 3-7
Co-op 1-8

High Scoring Night For Girls Little League

By Nick Freimuth   The Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Major Division lit up the scoreboard Tuesday night. Jim Olson Motors topped the Cut Hut 21-1. Teagan Ellefson recorded three hits and three RBI in the win. Addison Schauske had two doubles and four RBI. The win jumps Jim Olson to (2-3) overall. The Cut Hut fell to (1-4).


State Farm plated 18 runs to the Lions five runs scored Tuesday. Lilla Szakala, Claire Haberli and Naomi Rikkola each were a perfect 2x2 at the plate. Bailey Rikkola tripled in the win. State Farm has run their season tally to (6-0) on the year. Lilly Cihlar and Tori Alger each had two hits for the Lions. They dropped to (1-3) on the season.


In the Minor League, Northshore beat Peil Construction 5-2. Caitlyn Hassenjager had two hits, Madison Lempke doubled and Leah Schopf doubled in the victory. Cora Frangiapane was 2x2 and teammates Kayla Johnson, Sienna Cain and Hailey Bosman each had a hit in the loss.


Forbes and Reliable ended in a 3-3 tie in the early game. Lyvia Duessler and Bristol Will each had multi-hit games for Forbes. Harley Peot was the top hitter for Reliable. She doubled in the tie.

Brewers Tie Series Up With Pirates

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night 3-2. Freddy Peralta started on the bump for Milwaukee and was flawless. He went six innings strong of shutout baseball while striking out seven.

The Brewers got their main run production from Jesus Aguilar in this one. He had a two run homer in the first and an RBI double in the third to give them enough wiggle room throughout the game. Corey Knebel came in to shut the door in the ninth and earn his seventh save of the year.

The Brewers now sit a half game ahead of the Cubs in first place. They will run it back Wednesday for a 6:05 start. Brent Suter will take the mound in that one.

Door County Destroyers Football Earns First Win Of Season

By Destroyers Football   Door County's semi-pro football team, the Destroyers, had their hands full this past Saturday but came out on top by a score of 24-16. DC led at half 12-10 thanks to a couple defensive scores. The Rage came out in the third quarter and took the lead 16-12, but the Destroyers responded on the next drive and reclaimed the lead 18-16. A late score to extend the lead and a forced turnover from the defense sealed the deal as DC improved to (1-2) on the season. With the loss, the Rock County Rage fall to (0-2).


Standout performers: RB #1 TaMar Scott had 11 carries for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns

RB #22 Junior Blucher added 60 yards on 9 carries

FS #47 Bryan Beachler lead the defense with 9 total tackles, 4 for loss and 0.5 sack.

DE #56 Juan Heredia and LB #9 Mason Czekala combined for 7 total tackles, 3 for loss, 2.5 sacks and 1 pass deflection

CB #5 Steve Strong sealed the victory with 1 interception

Cal Ripken Baseball In Mid-Season Form

By Travis Grooters    The Kiwanis topped Bay Ship 13-6 Monday night in Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball. The Kiwanis bat were too much for the Ships Monday, striking early and often. The Ships put up a good fight, but couldn't get the big hits when they were needed. Bay Ship left several runners on base.


Pitchers: - Drew Daoust (2 IP) - Tyler Plzak (1 IP) - Blake Guilette all owed only one run through two innings of work,


Leading Hitters: - Vance DeKeyser went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI - Drew Daoust went 2 for 3 with 1 RBI - Caden LeMieux went 3 for 3 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored

Brewers Fall In Series Opener

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Monday night. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a solid outing. He went nearly seven innings only giving up one run. Running into some tough luck without any run support.

The Brewers could never get the bats going in this one as they were only able to produce two hits in the game. Yelich and Villar were the ones that had the hits. That's the 10th time Milwaukee has been shutout this season.

The Brewers now sit tied for first place with the Cubs. They get right back at it Tuesday with a 6:05 match-up against Pittsburgh. Freddy Peralta will take the mound for Milwaukee.

Little League games postponed for Monday in Sturgeon Bay

By Paul Schmitt    

The heavy rainfalls has effected Little League girls softball in Sturgeon Bay.  All games hat were scheduled tonight (Monday) are postponed due to unplayable field conditions. Games are rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday night) at same time and place

Brewers Fall In a Hot One at Miller Park 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers played host to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon. Junior Guerra took the mound for the Brewers in this one and squared off against a tall right-hander in Zach Eflin. Beautiful summer day for a ball game as the attendance was high and so was the humidity.

Milwaukee wasted no time getting the momentum going in this one. Junior Guerra hummed through the first inning recording two strikeouts against the top of the lineup. Then at the plate, Christian Yelich drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain moved him over to second on a sacrifice. Of course it was Travis Shaw getting into the action right away with an RBI single to put the Brewers up 1-0 after the first.

The Phillies rallied back the next couple of innings. In the fourth inning, Rhys Hoskins hit a towering shot to left field that traveled 431 feet to tie the game up at one a piece. In the fifth inning, Andrew Knapp drove a solo shot to center field to give them their first lead in the game. They tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning on a couple hits to make it a 4-1 ballgame.

The Brewers battled and scratched both at the plate and at the mound the rest of the game to keep it close. Milwaukee just didn't have enough magic left in the tank to pull this one off. They eventually took the loss 4-1 at Miller Park. They will run it back for an afternoon game on Sunday to decide who wins the series. First pitch will be thrown out at 1:10. Chase Anderson will take the mound for Milwaukee.

Timber Rattlers drop fifth straight

By Eric Fischer


With the first half of the Midwest League season coming to an end, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers dropped its fifth straight game, losing to the Kane County Cougars 8-5 on Saturday.  Wisconsin's offense got going early, with Devin Hairston leading the game off with a triple and then scoring on a sacrifice fly to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead.  Demi Orimoloye would walk and score on a Payton Henry (Brewers 29th ranked prospect) double giving Wisconsin a 2-0 lead after the top of the first.  Kane County answered back in the bottom half of the first, scoring two runs of its own to tie the ballgame.  Tristen Lutz (Brewers 8th ranked prospect) doubled to start the second inning and scored on a sacrifice fly to put Wisconsin back up 3-2.  Kane County managed to take the lead in the bottom of the second, adding three more runs for a 5-3 lead.  KJ Harrison (Brewers 19th ranked prospect) brought the game within one in the 4th inning with a long homer to left field.  Kane County managed to pull away scoring 2 in the 5th and 1 in the 8th to give the Cougars an 8-4 lead heading into the final frame.  Tristen Lutz hit another double in the 9th, looking to spark a rally and later scored on a double play, bringing the score to 8-5.  Wisconsin would not have another runner on base and the 8-5 score would stand as the final.  Midwest League All-Star Dylan File takes the ball in the first half finale for the Timber Rattlers on Sunday afternoon.

Blizzard drop season finale in OT

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Blizzard season came to an end Saturday night after a 69-61 overtime loss to the Sioux Falls Storm.  The Blizzard and Storm exchanged scores throughout the first quarter, with Green Bay in the lead 20-14.  Green Bay extended the lead early in the second quarter when Bryan Hicks connected with Kezlow Smith for a touchdown, followed by a successful kick to give Green Bay a 27-14 lead.  Sioux Falls scored near the end of the 2nd to bring the game to 27-21 with 3:30 left in the quarter.  Hicks and Smith connected once again on a 31-yard strike to give Green Bay a 34-21 lead.  The Storm tacked on a field goal before the half with Green Bay leading 34-24.    Green Bay opened the second half with a quick score, with Hicks finding Smith once again, this time for 32 yards to give Green Bay a 40-24 lead.  Sioux Falls would then score 20 unanswered points and take a 44-40 lead in the 4th quarter.  Serge Trezy put Green Bay back on top with a 13-yard run to give the Blizzard a 47-44 lead near the end of the 4th.  The Blizzard defense managed to stop the Storm from scoring and took the ball at the 5-yard line with 2:03 left in the game but failed to run the clock out, turning the ball over on downs with 0:49 left.  Sioux Falls hit a 24-yard field goal at the end of regulation to tie the game at 47-47.  Green Bay started the extra period with Bryan Hicks connecting with Jerome Jones for a 19-yard score to give Green Bay a 54-47 lead.  Sioux Falls managed to tie the game at 54.  Green Bay and Sioux Falls exchanged scores with a 20 yard run by BJ Hill before Sioux Falls tied the game once again.  Sioux Falls took the ball once again and scored to give the Storm a 69-61 lead.  On the Blizzard chance to answer back, Bryan Hicks threw an interception, ending the game.  Green Bay finishes the season with a 2-12 record.

Brewers bats stall against Phillies

By Eric Fischer


After winning its previous three games, the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday by a score of 4-1.  Travis Shaw got the Brewers on the board early with an RBI single in the first to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.  That would be the only run the Brewers would score in the game, combining for a mere 5 hits in the ballgame, including two by Ryan Braun.  The Phillies scored in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, chasing Milwaukee starter Junior Guerra from the game after 5.1 innings.  Ryan Braun was 2-4 in the game and stole a base, his 7th on the year and 200th in his career.   Chase Anderson takes the mound for the Brewers on Sunday, in the rubber game of the series, with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 pm.

Packers announce fifteen public practices for training camp

By Green Bay Packers


The Green Bay Packers today announced the schedule for 2018 Packers Training Camp, presented by Bellin Health. As in the past, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field.

With a theme of "Back to Football," training camp kicks off with an 11:30 a.m. practice on Thursday, July 26. Green Bay finishes the opening week with an 11:30 a.m. practice on Friday, July 27 and an 11:15 a.m. practice on Saturday, July 28.

The Packers will hold four practices (July 30-31 and August 2-3), all beginning at 11:15 a.m., before Family Night takes place at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 4. The following week, the team will have two open practices at Nitschke Field, 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 7, prior to the preseason opener at home against the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 9.

Following the preseason contest against the Titans, Green Bay will hold two open practices (12:15 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 13), before hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 16. The Packers will have two open practices, 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 21, leading into a preseason road game in Oakland versus the Raiders on Aug. 24.

The team's final open practice of training camp will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 27 prior to the preseason finale against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Aug. 30.


Should inclement weather or any other factor force the team indoors, practices will be closed to the public due to space limitations inside the Don Hutson Center. Please also note that all practice dates and times are subject to change.

The annual Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, is scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 4, at Lambeau Field. The event will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster-care adoption program. The format will be a full practice to accomplish the team's preparation goals for the regular season. The event will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature full contact. The doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., the team will be introduced on the field at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude with the Pick `n Save Fireworks Show.

Green Bay's two home preseason games, presented by Bellin Health, are slated for Aug. 9, vs. Tennessee, and Aug. 16, vs. Pittsburgh. The Packers' two road preseason contests are at Oakland, Aug. 24, and at Kansas City, Aug. 30.

Important dates on the preseason calendar include:

Friday, July 20 – Packers 1K Kids Run, presented by Edvest, 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 – Packers 5K Run/Walk, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field, 8 a.m.
Saturday, July 21 – Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
Wednesday, July 25 – Head Coach Mike McCarthy's season-opening press conference, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 25 – Players report
Wednesday, July 25 – Packers Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 – First practice, 11:30 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field
Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29 – Packers Experience, four-day free festival celebrating 100 Seasons, presented by American Family Insurance, Bellin Health, Mills Fleet Farm and Old El Paso
Saturday, Aug. 4 – Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, Lambeau Field
Monday, Aug. 27 – Last practice open to public, 11:45 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field

According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries, with an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million. As the beginning of this year's training camp includes the free, four-day fan festival, Packers Experience, as part of the 100 Seasons celebration, the area may enjoy an even greater amount of visitors and an enhanced financial boost to many local businesses.

This marks Green Bay's 73rd training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids' bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, a tradition that now includes five special bikes as part of the American Family Insurance DreamDrive. The team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league's longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.

Green Bay Bullfrogs snag road win over Northwoods League leader Madison

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Bullfrogs snapped the Northwoods League South Division leader Madison Mallards 12 game winning streak with a 6-4 win on Friday night.  The Bullfrogs got on the board in the 3rd inning, when Tate Soderstrom (Arizona) singled in Blaise Maris (Florida Tech) to give Green Bay a 1-0 lead.  The Bullfrogs and Mallards exchanged four-run 5th innings with Green Bay holding onto a 5-4 lead.  Green Bay added another run in the 8th when Ethan Ibarra (St. Cloud State) scored on a wild pitch to cap the scoring for the evening.  Leo Perez (Texas Corpus Christi) earned the win for the Bullfrogs with 5 innings pitched, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, with 6 strikeouts.  Green Bay stays on the road Saturday, as it travels to Fond Du Lac to play the Dock Spiders on Saturday.

Timber Rattlers lose 4th straight

By Eric Fischer


Following a five-game win streak last week, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have now lost four straight following a 9-4 loss to Kane County on Friday night.  Timber Rattlers right fielder Jay Feliciano started the scoring in the second inning with a two-run homer to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead.  Kane County knotted the game up at 2 in the bottom half of the second following a two-run home run of its own.  Kane County then added two more in each of the third and fifth innings before Wisconsin would get back on the scoreboard in the 6th inning following a Zach Clark, bases loaded, walk.  Kane County answered back in the 6th, to increase the lead to 7-3.  The Cougars scored again the 7th before Gabriel Garcia homered for the Brewers affiliate to cut the lead to 8-4.  Kane County scored one more run in the 8th to cap of the scoring in the game.  Trevor Morrison and Gabriel Garcia each went 2-4 in the loss.  Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday night with Nelson Hernández (7-3, 4.27 ERA) on the mound for the Timber Rattlers.

Brewers rout Phillies in series opener

By Eric Fischer


The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night, winning 13-2. The Brewers offense belted out 13 hits in the game and took advantage of four Phillies errors on the way to the victory.  Milwaukee got to former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta in the second, scoring 5 runs that started with pitcher Brent Suter being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  Lorenzo Cain then reached on an error that scored 2 runs, followed by a sacrifice fly by Jesus Aguilar that scored Brent Suter.  Lorenzo Cain would cap off the inning scoring on a wild pitch.  After a quiet 3rd inning, the Brewers would add to its lead in the 4th inning when Lorenzo Cain hit an RBI double and Christian Yelich hit his 9th home run on the season to increase the lead to 8-0.  Milwaukee wasn't finished there, as the 5th inning saw a Hernan Perez home run and a Brent Suter RBI single to bring the lead to 10-0.  The Phillies finally got on the board in the 6th on a Cesar Hernandez RBI double cut the lead to 10-1.  The Brewers added 3 more runs in the 8th after a 2 run home run by Jesus Aguilar and an RBI by Manny Pina for a 13-1 lead.  The Phillies would add another run in the 9th before the Brewers closed the door for the win.  Brent Suter earned the win, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and 3 strikeouts.  Milwaukee moves to 42-57 on the year, remaining 1.5 games ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central who also won Friday night.  Junior Guerra takes the hill for Milwaukee in game two of the three game set with a 3:10 first pitch.

Ahnapee Trailblazers Shutout Gibraltar

By Nick Freimuth   American Legion Baseball is now in full swing, but the last team to join the summer scheduled in Door and Kewaunee Counties was Gibraltar. The Vikings were the only team in the area to reach the sectional tournament. Their advancement in the post season extended their season two weeks longer than teams that exited in the first round.


On Thursday night, Gibraltar took an early season loss to the Ahnapee Trailblazers 6-0. Jarred VanBramer pitched six innings, struck out eight and allowed just two hits. Jaeger Brusky and Tanner DeGrave each had two hits in the win. Max Bordeau and Isaac Berkly added doubles in the vistory.

Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Results

By Nick Freimuth   State Farm is still undefeated after Wednesday's 13-3 win over the Cut Hut in Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League. KiKi Kubala and Naomi Rickola each had two hits and Kayllee Krishka had two RBI in the win. Caprice Carbajol had an RBI triple for the Cut Hut. Wednesdays game between the Lions and Jim Olson Motors was postponed.


In the Minor League, Peil Construction beat Team Reliable 6-3. Hailey Basman and Sienna Cain combined for the win in the pitchers circle. Cain, BAsman, Sydney Peterson and Layla Stai each had two hits in the win.


Forbes was a 7-5 winner over the previously unbeaten Northshore Bank. Kayla Ranly pitched all three innings to complete the upset. Alana LeClair, COurtney Faye and Bristol Will each had two hits in the victory. Caitlyn Hassenjager hit an inside the park home run to lead Northshore.

Cal Ripken Baseball League Results

By Travis Grooters    The Ships keep sailing through the Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League as of late. Add another 13-7 win to their season tally. On Wednesday, the Co-op was unable to muster enough offense against winning pitcher Tyler Plzak, Blake Guilette and Caden LeMieux. There was lots of good hitting from both teams in this one though. The Ships were able to pull out the win because of clutch hitting, aggressive base-running, and solid pitching.


Leading Hitters: -Blake Guilette had a huge day at the plate. He reached base with every attempt, going 3x3 with a double, single, home run, walk, and four runs scored. Caden LeMieux went 3x4 with five RBI and four runs scored. Ian Fruzyna reached safely with every at-bat, going 2x2 with a pair of singles, two walks, three RBI, and a run scored. Tyler Grooters went 3x4 with two singles, a double, and four RBI. Drew Daoust went 2x4 with a pair of singles and two runs scored.

Cain, Chacin pace Brewers past Cubs

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs yesterday 1-0 in a barn burner. Lorenzo Cain provided all the run support that was necessary with a solo shot to give the Brewers the lead in the third inning. Milwaukee never looked back at that point.

Jhoulys Chacin pitched an absolute gem to keep the shutouts going in consecutive days against the division rivals. Chacin went six innings not allowing a single run and striking out seven in the game. Hader and Knebel came in the eighth and the ninth to close the door on the Cubs.

The Brewers now sit a game and a half ahead in first place. They get a day off Thursday before beginning a series with the Phillies on Friday. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10.



Tuesday Night's Recap:

The Milwaukee Brewers hosted the division rival Chicago Cubs for a Tuesday night matchup at Miller Park. Milwaukee had Chase Anderson taking the mound as Chicago had Tyler Chatwood on the bump. The Brewers began the day a half game back in the NL central.

Eric Thames was back in the lineup for the first time since hitting the disabled list earlier in the season. He wasted no time getting back in the swing of things by ripping a single to start the bottom of the first. That was followed by a Christian Yelich single to move runners into scoring position. Travis Shaw did the damage in this inning with a double to right field that scored both men on base. The Brewers would lead 2-0 after one.

It was a similar series of events in the third inning. Christian Yelich and Lorenzo both managed to get on base to start the inning. Travis Shaw played hero again by ripping a double down the right field line to score both Yelich and Cain. After three innings, Milwaukee had gotten out to a 4-0 lead with the help of Shaw's four runs driven in. That would be all they would need in this one.

Chase Anderson pitched an absolute gem against the tough Cub lineup. The only hit they got off of him was a slow dribbler in the second inning down the third base side. Anderson went seven strong innings of shutout baseball only walking two on six strikeouts in the game. It was a huge bounce back pitching performance from the Milwaukee ace.

The two ball clubs will now run it back for the final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Milwaukee in that one. First pitch being thrown out at 1:10. The Brewers took back the lead of the division momentarily by a half game over the Cubs.

Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League Results

By Nick Freimuth   State Farm lit up the scoreboard 15-5 against Jim Olson Motors Monday in Major League play. Bailey Rikkola had a bases loaded triple that cleared the bases and added a double in a 2x2 day at the plate. Kiki Kubala also added a hit i the win. Libby Ash went 2x2 while teammates Isabelle Price and Teagan Ellefson each singled in the loss.


In the Minor League, Peil Construction topped Forbes 8-4 behind two solid innings pitched by Sienna Cain and the one-inning save by Hailey Bosman. Bosman and Cain also combined for five hits in the victory. Sydney Peterson and Lily Juco also had two hits a piece in the win. Cole Luett and Bristol Will led the hit parade for Forbes.


Northshore Bank beat Reliable 6-2. Caitlyn Hassenjager and Brynn Schartener each had two hits to lead Northshore.

Brewers Fall Hard In Extra Innings  To Cubs

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday 7-2 in extra innings. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and went toe to toe with Jose Quintana until the sixth inning. At that point in the game, the score was settled at 2-1.

A Jason Heyward RBI single tied the game at two in the eighth inning. After a couple scoreless innings to get us to the eleventh, Anthony Rizzo busted things open with a homer in the top half of the inning. The Cubs would pour on five runs that inning to put the game out of reach.

The Brewers will now continue the series against the Cubs in a battle for first place. Chase Anderson will be on the bump tonight. First pitch being thrown out at 7:10.

Bay Ship Elevating Play In Cal Ripken Baseball

By Travis Grooters   In a 4-1 win for Bay Ship over Red Room, both teams displayed excellent pitching. The catchers for both teams also made some tremendous plays from behind the plate to prevent runs from scoring, too. In the end, the Ships just got the big hits and plays in the field when we needed them. Caden LeMieux was the winning pitcher. He lasted three innings and did not allow a run. Vance DeKeyser tossed 2 1/3 innings with just one run allowed. Blake Guilette picked up the save by locking down the final two outs without an earned run. Drew Daoust went 2x3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Tyler Grooters finished 2x2 with two doubles and a RBI. The Ships also got a RBI from Vance DeKyser and Tyler Plzak.

Algoma Wins High Scoring Pony League Affair

By Joe Jennerjohn   Algoma outlasted Jim Olson Motors 14-10 Monday night at Memorial Field in Sturgeon Bay. Ryan Pierre had two hits with a double and Noah Lukes doubled to lead Algoma. Mason Propsom, Alex Deuchert, Blayze Writt and Cole Frangipane each had two hits in the loss. Austin Farley earned the win for the Kewaunee County squad.


Roen Salvage next plays Baileys Harbor tonight at 5:30 PM from Memorial Field. On Friday, June 15 Roen Salvage will play Mishicot at 6:00 PM and Jim Olson Motors plays Mishicot at 8:00 PM both from Memorial Field.

Packers Sign Rookie Free Agent Defensive Tackle

The Green Bay Packers signed defensive tackle Joey Mbu. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Monday.

Mbu (EM-boo), 6-3, 313, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Houston by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. After spending most of his rookie season on the Falcons' practice squad, he was signed to the active roster by Atlanta and appeared in two games. In 2016, Mbu split time between the practice squads of the Falcons and the Washington Redskins. This past year, he spent the offseason with the Redskins but was waived after training camp and signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. Mbu was elevated to the active roster by Indianapolis on Nov. 7, 2017, and played in seven games. He will wear No. 73 for the Packers.

Brewers Win Series But Drop Finale In Philadelphia

By Nick Freimuth   The Milwaukee Brewers lead in the NL Central is down to just a half game over the Cubs before the two teams tangle at Miller Park for the next three days. The 'Brew Crew' finished an eight-game road trip just (3-5) and allowed the division to slice into their lead. On Sunday, the Brewers had plenty of chances to earn the three-game sweep over the Phillies including runners at the corners in a one-run game in the ninth inning.


Lorenzon Cain set the table well at leadoff in the 4-3 loss. He and Ryan Braun were the only to Milwaukee players with multi-hit games. It was Milwaukee's defense that faltered in the series finale. Only one of the four runs was earned. The Brewers outhit Philadelphia but committed two errors in the loss.


Game one of the three-game set with the Cubs starts tonight at 7:10 PM.

Door County Pony League Picking Up Steam

By Joe Jennerjohn   Jim  Olson Motors won the battle of the two Sturgeon Bay teams in the Door County Pony League 8-3 over Roen Salvage heading into the weekend. Aiden Deuchert, Mason Propsom and Anthony Jennerjohn each had two hits in the win. Hunter Moore belted a double for Roen Salvage. Blayze Writt earned the win with a solid effort on the mound.  It was a well played game by both teams.


Next up, Jim Olson vs Algoma today (Monday)at 5:30 PM Memorial Field.

The Hill Raceway back in action Sunday

By Eric Fischer


Following a week off, racing is back at The Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday afternoon.  The Hill is dualing with Outagamie Speedway where drivers will race at both tracks on Sunday.  Green flag drops at The Hill at 12 pm with action in Outagamie scheduled to start at 6 pm.  You can attend both races for $15 which is available at The Hill Raceway box office.

Green Bay Blizzard lose 34-27 to Cedar Rapids, officially eliminated from IFL playoffs

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Blizzard were officially eliminated from the Indoor Football League playoffs following a 34-27 loss to the Cedar Rapids Titans.  It was a back and forth game and a defensive struggle with Green Bay trailing 7-6 at the half.  Cedar Rapids jumped out to a 14-6 lead midway through the 3rd quarter before Bryan Hicks connected with Levi Copelin for a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game.  Cedar Rapids scored at the end of the 3rd quarter to put it up 21-14 going into the final quarter of the game.  Jerome Jones brought Green Bay back in the game following a 32 yard run for a touchdown, but the kick was no good and the Blizzard trailed 21-20.  The Titans extended the lead 27-20 on another touchdown but missed the kick.  Serge Trezy scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown and the kick was good to tie the game up once again at 27-27.   Cedar Rapids scored what would be the final points of the game on a touchdown with 4:06 left in the game.  Green Bay had time to make a comeback until Bryan Hicks threw an interception with 3:29 left in the game and the Titans ran out the clock.  Green Bay falls to 2-11 on the year, having played its final home game of 2018.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers win 5th straight while celebrating Bratoberfest

By Eric Fischer


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers may have changed their name to the Wisconsin Brats on Saturday night, but it did not stop its winning ways, as Wisconsin won its fifth straight game 4-0 over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.  The Timber Rattlers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning following a three-run double by Trever Morrison. Wisconsin had loaded the bases following two straight walks and an infield hit before Morrison cleared the bases.  Wisconsin added one more run in the 5th when Demi Orimoloye reached on error that would score Morrison after he recorded his second hit of the ball game.  The Timber Rattlers bullpen locked down the game, not allowing a single run.  Alec Bettinger earned the win following a 6 inning performance in which he allowed just three hits and struck out six.  The Timber Rattlers will don Brewers-themed jerseys on Sunday when it faces Cedar Rapids for game three of a four-game set.


Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Facebook

Brewers crush Phillies 12-3, remain in first place

By Eric Fischer


The Milwaukee Brewers scored 12 runs for the second straight game on Saturday, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 12-3.  Milwaukee jumped out to an early lead in the 1st inning following a Jesus Aguilar 2-run home run, his 11th of the year.  That lead would stand through 3 innings when the Phillies would score what would be its only runs in the game, a 3 run homerun by Rhys Hoskins, giving Philadelphia a 3-2 advantage.  The Brewers would load the bases in the 6th, setting the stage for pinch hitter Ji-Man Choi.  Choi was in an 0-2 hole before working the count back to full when he hit a grand slam that gave the Brewers a 6-3 lead.  Milwaukee tacked on four more in the 7th, with RBIs on a double from Jesus Aguilar, a Ryan Braun single, and a Jonathan Villar home run.  Not to be outdone by Friday's performance the Brewers added two more in the top of the 9th when catcher Eric Kratz reached on an error, scoring Ryan Braun, and Hernan Perez brought Kratz in with a single.  The win puts Milwaukee at an NL-best 39-25 on the season, with just a half game lead over the Chicago Cubs.  Milwaukee goes for the sweep on Sunday afternoon with Brandon Woodruff on the mound.  First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 pm.

Don't over look your paddle--Kayak Fishing Series II

By Bill Schultz--Guest Correspondent   


I've touched on this in the past, but after the kayak itself, the next big question relates to your paddle.  For years I have recommended buying the lightest, most expensive paddle you can afford.  Andrew Stern, Marketing Director for Bending Branches and Aqua-Bound Paddles, tells me, "Lighter paddles are less fatiguing, meaning you can enjoy your time on the water longer and feel less sore at the end of a day. The formula is one-ounce savings in a kayak paddle equates to 100 lbs. per hour you don't have to pull around. So, a 3-ounce lighter paddle saves you 300 pounds per hour".

From my own experience, I use the 30-ounce weight as my limit and am using paddles in the 24 to 27-ounce range. For those of you using a sit-in kayak a traditional sized blade is fine, but, for the wider, heavier fishing sit-on-tops, look to getting a paddle with an oversized blade to push your kayak even better.  Two paddles that I've recommended over the years for kayak fishing are the Aqua-Bound Manta Ray and Manta Ray Hybrid at $189 and $139 respectively with the weight just under and just over 30-ounces. Paddle length is also very important and is based on your height and the width of your kayak. Most outfitters can help.

If you have any questions, please email me at


Wisconsin Badgers training camp update

By Eric Fischer


With 84 days until the season officially kicks off the Badgers 2018 campaign will have high expectations following the winningest season in program history which included the Badgers knocking off Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl.  Sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor will open the season with the second-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy, following his stellar freshman campaign.  The Badgers also announced the verbal commitment of 3-Star athlete Dean Engram from Washington DC, a highly touted WR/DB who chose Wisconsin over Penn State, Virginia Tech and others.  Engram is the 10th recruit to commit to Wisconsin for the 2019 season.  As part of the offseason workouts the Badgers have developed a slogan for the season, according to their Instagram page, No One Cares, Work Harder, with athletes sporting t-shirts with the slogan.  The Badgers will have plenty of gaps to fill on defense after losing linebackers Leon Jacobs, Jack Cichy, and Garret Dooley, as well as Nick Nelson and Derrick Tindal in the secondary to the NFL.

Green Bay Blizzard to honor Military in final home game of 2018

By Eric Fischer


The Green Bay Blizzard will honor military members and their families when it hosts the Cedar Rapids Titans on Saturday night.  The Blizzard will have special jerseys and host a pregame block party for all in attendance.  Green Bay has struggled this season, coming into Saturday night's game with a 2-10 record including a narrow loss to the Titans in the second game of the season, 47-39.  Now with a new quarterback and new head coach, the Blizzard look to avenge the loss to the Titans, the only win for Cedar Rapids this season.  The block party goes from 4-6 with kickoff scheduled for 7:05 pm.  All individuals with active or retired Military ID will receive a free ticket to the game.

Timber Rattlers earn 4th straight win

By Eric Fischer


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, earned it's fourth straight win on Friday, defeating the Cedar Rapids Kernels 5-2.  Each team traded runs in the first, which included a Gilbert Lara RBI single to score Demi Orimoloye to tie the game.  The Timber Rattlers jumped out to a lead in the fourth inning on a 2-run homer by KJ Harrison (19th ranked prospect in Brewers organization).  The Kernels would add another run in the 5th to bring the game within one, before Wisconsin added insurance runs in the 6th and 8th innings.  Harrison and Orimoloye led the Timber Rattlers offensively, each going 2-4 in the ballgame.  Christian Taugner earned the win, pitching 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, and striking out 5.  The Timber Rattlers will change their name Saturday evening to the Wisconsin Brats to honor Wisconsin heritage.  Alec Bettinger takes the mound with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm.

Brewers break out bats in bounce back win

By Eric Fischer


The Milwaukee Brewers ended a three-game losing streak Friday night, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 12-4.  Milwaukee's 12  runs on Friday night quadruples the combined run total of the three-game losing streak.  Ryan Braun got things going early for the Brewers, hitting a three-run home run in the first inning.  Orlando Arcia extended the lead in the top of the second with an RBI-single and later scored on a Lorenzo Cain double, giving Milwaukee a 5-0 lead.  Cain drove in Arcia again in the 4th to spark a 6 run inning which included another Ryan Braun home run, which gave the Brewers an 11-0 lead.  The Phillies would tack on a few runs in the 4th and 7th to bring the game to 11-4.  Christian Yelich capped off the scoring following a mammoth home run to center in the top of the 8th inning, giving Milwaukee the 12-4 lead that would go on to be the final score.  Jhoulys Chacin earned the win, pitching 6.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits, and striking out 7.  Milwaukee sends Brent Suter to the mound Saturday afternoon to face off against Jake Arrieta in game two of the three-game set in Philadelphia.  First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 pm.

Rotary Leading Cal Ripken Baseball In Sturgeon Bay

By Nick Freimuth   Rotary just keeps on winning in the Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League. They are now (5-1) after a 13-3 win over the Lions.  Blayre Writt, Derian Muraski and Mason Paye combined for the win on the mound. Sam Zirbel had three hits and Derian Muraski added two hits including a homerun in the win. Jerik Valley, Jonathon Ahlswede and Frankie DeYoung also had two hits in the game.


The Kiwanis topped Nicolet Bank 11-4 behind an outstanding pitching effort from Jake Zettle. What may have been more amazing however, was his two home runs in the game.


Finally, the Red Room topped the Co-op 8-7 to tie Bayship for second place at (4-2). Calvin Richard and Brady Kita were the winning pitchers. Jack Henry hit a game winning three-run triple. Isaac Marsh added three hits in the win. The Co-Op was led by Caden Pierre's three hits.

Sturgeon Bay Little League Softball Wednesday Results

By Nick Freimuth   In Sturgeon Bay girls Minor League Softball Wednesday, Northshore Bank topped Peil Construction 11-4. Ella Volkman and Madison Lempke each had two hits in the win. Brynn Schartner added a triple to keep Northshore ahead. Layla Stai and Hailey Bosman each had extra base hits for Peil Construction.


Kayla Ranly was the winning pitcher in a 4-2 win for Forbes over Team Reliable. Courtney Fox and Kadence Patza were the leading hitters for Forbes. Livi Dressler added an extra base hit in the win.


In Sturgeon Bay girls Major League Softball, State Farm remained undefeated with a 13-5 win over the Lions. Colleen Carlisle was 2x2 with an RBI, Bailey Rikkola went 2x3 with two doubles and three RBI and Rikkola earned the win in the pitchers circle. Lily Cihlar, Stephanie Felhofer and Johanna Andreae were the Lions leading hitters.


Jim Olson Motors beat the Cut Hut 9-5. Teagan Ellefson, Kylie Duesslar, Libby Ash and Alaina Schopf each had two hits in the win. Addison Schauske was the winning pitcher. Mackenzie Burlo and Jolene Wilke were the Cut Hut's top bats Wednesday.

Brewers Run Into More Tough Pitching

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cleveland Indians yesterday 3-1. Carlos Carrasco started on the bump for Cleveland and was hard to hit all game. He struck out ten batters in seven innings while surrendering one run.

Chase Anderson started on the mound for Milwaukee. He had another shaky start after allowing three earned runs in a little over four innings. Travis Shaw singled in the lone run for the Brewers.

The Brewers now get a much needed day off before they start a series with the Phillies on Friday.

Clippers Boys Basketball Camps Enrollment Now Open

By Jim Benesh   There will be three separate 2018 Sturgeon Bay Clippers Boys' Basketball Camps held at Sturgeon Bay High School and Sunrise Elementary School this summer. Campers who want to learn the game of basketball and want to improve their game are encouraged to attend. Campers should expect to work hard. Our goal is for maximum participation for each camper. Enrollment is open for all boys in first through eighth grades. Campers are divided according to age and grade during instruction and games. The acceleration of instruction is geared to the age and ability of the campers. Skills such as passing, catching, dribbling, shooting, pivoting, cutting and balance and footwork are to be stressed. Sufficient playing time will be provided daily to see that concepts being taught are applied to the game of basketball.


The offensive fundamentals and shooting camps will focus on high, intense ball handling and dribbling, taking the ball to the basket and shooting drills from stationary positioning to shooting off the pass and from off the dribble. The camp Director is Sturgeon Bay Head Boys Basketball Coach Jim Benesh with assistance from other coaches within the Sturgeon Bay program. Here is a look at the three camps:



June 25, 2018 – June 28, 2018
At Sunrise Elementary School
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (grades 1-3)


June 25, 2018 – June 28, 2018
At Sturgeon Bay High School
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM (grades 4-8)


Boys Grades 1 thru 8
(As of 2017-18 School Year)



The instructional camps are open to those students who were in grades 1 through 8 as of the 2017-18 school year and the offensive fundamentals and shooting camp is open to those students who were
in grades 5 through 8 as of the 2017-18 school year. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.


Campers must bring:
• Camp Application Form
• A doctor's statement of health or your school physical card/concussion form signed
• Basketball shoes, socks, practice clothing

Brewers Run Into Tough Pitching 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cleveland Indians yesterday 3-2. Corey Kluber started on the bump for the Indians and was hard to hit all game. He went seven innings of one run ball to keep the pesky Brewers at bay.

Junior Guerra started for Milwaukee and kept it manageable only allowing three runs. The Brewers just ended up falling short after a Travis Shaw bomb in the ninth to trim the lead to one.

The Brewers now get back at it today at 12:10 in Cleveland. Chase Anderson will draw the start for Milwaukee.

Ahnapee Trailblazers Open Legion Season With Big Win Against Denmark

By Nick Freimuth   Jared Van Bramer pitched a gem for the Ahnapee Trailblazers American Legion Baseball team in their season opener. His complete game effort included six strikeouts and led to a 6-1 win. Adam Gutschow led the team with two RBI. Cole Paplham pitched just three innings in the loss but struck out the side (6 total) in his two innings of work.

Southern Door Tops Jim Olson Motors In Pony League Baseball

By Joe Jennerjohn   Southern Door outplayed Jim Olson Motors in Pony League Baseball Tuesday 7-3. Jack Peterson, Christian Counard and Taylor Schaefer each had two hits in the win. Mason Propsom was the only player on Jim Olson Motors with a multi-hit performance. Dave Willming was the game's winning pitcher.


The next Pony League game will be Friday June 8th when Jim Olson Motors takes on Roen Salvage at 4:30 PM from Memorial Field.

Spartans lose to Fox Valley Lutheran 4-2 in sectional baseball semi-final on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans fell 4-2 to the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes in a WIAAA Division 2 Sectional Semi-final baseball game at Chilton on Tuesday afternoon.  The Spartans trailed 1-0 into the fifth inning before Noah Lindsley hit a two-out two run double to give the Spartans the lead.  Fox Valley Lutheran came right back and scored two runs in the bottom of the inning on a based load fielders choice and error.  The Foxes added another run in the sixth for the final tally.  Ian Doell took the tough loss going 4.1 innings and allowing only one earned run on three hits while walking six and striking out three.  Lindsley finished the game for the final 1.2 innings allowing no runs on two hits.  The Spartans finished the season 11-11.  Fox Valley Lutheran will plays Mosinee with the chance to go to state.

Gibraltar Baseball Loses 3-1 In Sectional Semi-Final On 105.1 FM

By Nick Freimuth  Gibraltar Vikings Baseball had an incredible post season run. It came to an end Tuesday morning in Mareksan on 105.1 FM 'The Viking.' Playing #1 seed Lomira, Gibraltar fell 3-1 in a closely contested game. The Vikings stranded the bases loaded twice in the game and committed five errors in the field.


Andras Szakala batted in the lone Gibraltar run. One of just three graduating seniors, Ben Johnson, led the team as the only player with two or more hits. Pitcher Trevor Reinhardt threw a great game, striking out four and singling himself in the contest.


It was a great run that saw Gibraltar outscore opponents 37-9 in the post season.  Congratulations to Coach Jay Kita and the Vikings on an incredible run in the Division 3 tournament.

Luxemburg-Casco baseball playing for state today on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan baseball will face the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes in a W.I.A.A. Division 2 sectional semi-final in Chilton this afternoon at 1 p.m.  #3 seeded Luxemburg-Casco advanced with regional victory of 4-3 over Denmark last Wednesday.  #2 seeded Fox Valley Lutheran beat #2 Freedom 8-0 to win their regional.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call on WBDK 96.7FM starting at 12:30pm with the pregame show.  If the Spartans win, they will play the winner of the other sectional semi-final between Mosinee and Clintonville at 4 p.m. in the sectional final game.  The game(s) audio can also be streamed on

Brewers draft shortstop, pair of outfielders during MLB Draft's opening night

By Tim Kowols       

The players of the Milwaukee Brewers may have had the day off, but their front office was hard at work stockpiling talent for its future during the first two rounds of the MLB Draft. The Brewers used their first pick at #21 to draft California high school shortstop Brice Turang. He hit .364 and had an on-base percentage of .464 during his senior campaign. Turang was also rated high by the Brewers for his solid defensive ability and running smarts. According to, Turang could still opt to honor his collegiate commitment to LSU.

The Brewers also drafted a pair of high school outfield prospect on the first day of the draft, Joe Gray and Micah Bello. Gray excelled at Hattiesburg High School with solid power and a good arm while Bello used his speed to be a lead-off hitter prospect from Hawaii's Hilo High School.

Rounds 3-10 begin Tuesday at noon.

Gibraltar Sectional Baseball On 105.1 FM Starting At 9:00 AM Tuesday

By Nick Freimuth   A very young Gibraltar baseball team will play a sectional semi-final Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM against Laconia on 105.1 FM "The Viking." Coach Jay Kita will jump start the pre-game show from Markesan at 9:00 AM on air and online streamed worldwide at by clicking on the 'Listen on Demand' link (select 105.1 FM). The Vikings have outscored their opponents 36-6 so far in the tournament. Coach Kita hopes the bats stay hot and starting pitcher Trevor Reinhardt can carry the load.


Should Gibraltar win the morning match up with Laconia they would play in a sectional final at 3:30 PM again broadcast on 105.1 FM. Gibraltar would play the winner of the Living World Lutheran vs. Kenosha St. Joseph game that starts at 12:30 PM from Markesan. Laconia was the Division 3 state runner-up in 2017 and returns a number of players from that state final team.

Brewers Drop Series To White Sox

By Nick Freimuth   After winning six consecutive series, the Milwaukee Brewers lost two out of three games to the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. A 6-1 series finale gave the "South Siders" the series Sunday. The Brewers' only run yesterday was an unearned one. Milwaukee tallied six total hits but never posed a threat to Chicago Sunday. Brent Suter took the loss after five innings pitched and two earned runs.


The Brewers have the day off Monday before playing another American League foe Tuesday and Wednesday in the Cleveland Indians.

Jim Olson Motors Off To Great Start In Pony League

By Joe Jennerjohn   Sturgeon Bay Pony League Baseball is underway and Jim Olson Motors crushed Wulf Brothers 12-1. Abram Abeyta, Alex Deuchert and Blayze Writt each had two hits apiece. Andrew Carbajal and Cole Frangipane added doubles. Anthony Jennerjohn earned the win on the mound for Jim Olson Motors.


June 5th will be the next Pony League set of games at Memorial Field when Jim Olson plays Southern Door at 5:30 PM and Roen Salvage matches up with Southern Door at 7:30 PM.

Clay Matthews needs surgery following charity softball accident

By Eric Fischer


Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will need surgery to repair a broken nose after taking a softball to the face while he was pitching in the annual Green and Gold charity softball game.  Matthews co-hosted this year's game following the release of Jordy Nelson.  Team Clay earned the win in the event and cornerback Davon House took home this year's home run derby trophy.  Matthews is not expected to miss any time with the injury.

Brewers rebound from Friday, win 5-0

By Eric Fischer


The Milwaukee Brewers were able to avoid a second straight loss Saturday afternoon, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-0.  Brewers batters slugged four home runs in the win.  Catcher Erik Kratz gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead on a solo homer in the third inning which acted as the only run of the game until Jonathan Villar's solo shot in the 7th inning.  Milwaukee busted the game open in the 8th following a solo home run by Lorenzo Cain, and later a two-run home run by Jesus Aguilar.  Brewers pitching returned to form Saturday afternoon, led by starter Jhoulys Chacin's outing, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits and 5 strikeouts over 5.2 innings.  Josh Hader would finish the 6th and pitch the 7th, striking out 3 in hi s1.1 innings of work.  Taylor Williams slammed the door on the White Sox pitching the 8th and 9th and striking out 2.  The Brewers finish the series with the White Sox on Sunday afternoon with Brent Suter on the mound for the 1:10 game.  Milwaukee has an off day on Monday then travels to Cleveland.

Saturday's State Track Results

By Eric Fischer


The 2018 WIAA track and field season came to an end Saturday with several local athletes on the podium.  Also, as a team, the Algoma Wolves girls' team took 2nd in Division 3.  In Division 2, Hailey Shimon of Southern Door took 14th in the discus with a 105'-9" throw.  Haylie Novak of Kewaunee finished 10th in the triple jump.  In Division 3, Algoma Wolf Katelyn Williams took second in the discus with a 144 foot, 7 inch throw.  Algoma teammates Elizabeth McClure and Jenny Farley finished 4th and 14th respectively in the pole vault.  Gibraltar's Abbigael Sitte finished 8th in the 100-meter dash.  Olivia Stenzel of Sevastopol took 9th in the 1600-meter race.  Algoma's 400-meter relay team of Courtney Guilette, Khloe Williams, Morgan Davister, Katelyn Williams took third.   Courtney Guilette, Liberty Ansorge, Alli Spitzer, Jenny Farley teamed up in the 1600 meter relay race to take 10th.




On the boy's side Brady Wodack, Luke Brinkman, Hayden Shefchik, Nathaniel Greenlaw of Sturgeon Bay took 10th in the 400-meter relay race.  Kiegen Sargent from Sevastopol placed 13th in the long jump.  Algoma's Max Schoening took 4th in the shot put.

Augustine thankful for local coaches

By Eric Fischer

Jerry Augustine says he had no idea growing up in Kewaunee would lead to playing professional baseball.  He was a three-sport athlete at Kewaunee High School and played football, basketball, and baseball before attending UW-La Crosse and later being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Now an analyst at Fox Sports Wisconsin, Augustine says he was lucky to have great, local coaches when he was growing up.

Augustine can be seen before and after most Brewers games on the set of Brewers Live.  He still visits family in the area and pays attention to Storm athletics.

Blizzard blown out by Sioux Falls

By Eric Fischer


Looking to knock off one of the top teams in the IFL the Green Bay Blizzard were blown out by the Sioux Falls Storm on Friday, losing 60-21.  The Blizzard got on the board first following a 4-yard touchdown pass by Bryan Hicks to Kezlow Smith.  The Storm battled back, scoring 53 unanswered points before all-time Blizzard great BJ Hill returned a kick for a touchdown to put Green Bay back on the board in the 4th quarter.  Sioux Falls would go on to score one more time, before Green Bay scored the final points of the game, a 21-yard touchdown pass from Bryan Hicks to BJ Hill with 2:12 left in the game.  Hicks finished 9/16 with 89 yards and two touchdowns. The Blizzard are back in action next Saturday, June 9th, in the Resch Center against Cedar Rapids.

Brewers blow early lead, lose to White Sox 8-3

By Eric Fischer


On Friday night, the Milwaukee Brewers got out to an early lead, only to watch it fade, losing to the Chicago White Sox 8-3.  Ryan Braun put Milwaukee ahead in the first with a two-run home run giving Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.  Utility-man Hernan Perez, who got the start at second base, extended the lead to  3-0 on a sacrifice fly that scored Travis Shaw in the third inning.  Chicago stormed back in the bottom of the third, highlighted by RBI singles by Charlie Tilson and Yoan Moncada.  It was all White Sox from that point, scoring 3 in the 6th inning and 2 in the 7th.  Milwaukee's usually lights out bullpen struggled in the loss, with runs allowed by Boone Logan, Matt Albers, and Dan Jennings. The Brewers red-hot offense was also limited in the loss, only combining for 5 hits in the game, including a 2-3 performance by Travis Shaw.  Milwaukee is back in action Saturday with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound for the Brewers in game two of the three-game set against the White Sox.  First pitch is 1:10.

Algoma high jumper repeats as State Champion and Friday's state Track Results

By Eric Fischer


Friday was a busy day for local athletes at the WIAA State Track and Field Meet held in LaCrosse.  One local athlete was crowned State Champion with several others qualifying for final events.  Starting on the boys' side, Alex Hewett from Kewaunee finished 15th in Division 2 triple jump with a 41.75" jump.  Luxemburg-Casco's Hunter Liebeck took 9th in the 1,600 meter run, finishing with a time of 4:27.0.  The Sturgeon Bay relay team of Brady Wodack, Luke Brinkman, Hayden Shefchik, and Nathaniel Greenlaw were disqualified in the 800-meter relay but did finish 9th in the 400 meter preliminary, with a 43.89 second time which qualifies them for the finals.  Southern Door's lone Friday participant, Jared Conrad, just missed out on competing in the 200-meter dash finals, finishing 11th with a time of 22.59, just tenths of a second behind the qualifiers who finished 10th, 9th, and 8th place.  Algoma's Aidan Wallace finished 8th place in the Division 3 discus competition with a best throw of 146.3'.  Also from Algoma Ryan Feuerstein finished 6th in the triple jump with a 42.7" jump.  Sam Utesch, took 2nd in the pole vault reaching a height of 13'-6".


On the girls' side Molly Wotruba from Luxemburg-Casco finished 14th in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdle preliminary races.  Spartans teammate Olivia Treml finished 15th in the 100-meter dash preliminary race, and Kate Hilbert finished 15th in the 400-meter dash preliminary.  The Sevastopol relay team of Zoe Kuehn, Mya Ploor, Lizzy Fiscus, and Olivia Stenzel finished 3rd in the 3,200-meter relay race.  Elizabeth McClure from Algoma repeated as the Division 3 high jump champion, with a jump of 5'-4".  Her sister and teammate Anna McClure finished 12th in the event. Algoma's Bobbi Blahnik finished 7th in the shot put.  In the 100-meter dash preliminary races Abbigael Sitte qualified for the finals, finishing 7th and Katelyn Williams of Algoma finished 16th.  Algoma relay teams qualified for the finals in two of the three faces they ran in.





For Saturday's finals results, stay tuned to

Timber Rattlers edged by Kane County 2-1

By Eric Fischer


The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers returned to Neuroscience Group Friday evening after a lengthy road trip and lost to the Kane County Cougars 2-1. Wisconsin got on the board early when Tristen Lutz (Brewers 8th ranked prospect) tripled to deep right field, allowing Gilbert Lara to score from 1st base.   Kane County was able to chase starting pitcher Wilfred Salaman from the game in the fourth after two straight hits and a walk led to a run with two still on base.  Kane County would score the go-ahead run later in the frame on a wild pitch.  Wisconsin would have opportunities in the 7th and 9th innings but could not capitalize. Christian Taugner (1-4, 3.83)  takes the mound for game two of the series Saturday night at 7:20 pm for the Timber Rattlers.

Gibraltar & Luxemburg-Casco Baseball Sectionals On Air Tuesday

By Nick Freimuth   The radio stations of will have a busy Tuesday with area teams competing in the Sectional Baseball Tournament. Starting with pre-game at 9:15 AM, Gibraltar will play Laconia in Markesan on 105.1 FM "The Viking." Gibraltar will start play in the sectional semi-final at 9:30 AM. If they beat Laconia they will play in a sectional final at 3:30 PM. In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco will play Fox Valley Lutheran at 1:00 PM in Chilton. Pre-game coverage on 96.7 FM WBDK will start at 12:30 PM. If the Spartans beat the Foxes they will play a sectional final at 4:00 PM.

Packerland Conference Scholar Athlete Awards

By Mike Holtz    Two boys and two girls from each Packerland Conference school receive Packerland Conference Scholar Athlete Awards. Packerland Conference principals may nominate four (4) students, two (2) boys and two (2) girls, as Packerland Conference Scholar Athletes.  Student athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:

  1. Each nominee must be a second semester senior.


  1. Each nominee must have earned at least four (4) varsity letters through athletic participation in WIAA sanctioned sports during the complete freshman, sophomore, and junior years as well as the fall and winter       seasons of the senior year (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. Each nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar Athlete formula.


SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS


ALGOMA                                 Eric Arvizu                                 Alli Spitzer

Casey Nelson                            Katelyn Williams



GIBRALTAR                              Nathan Ewaskowitz                    Ava Hitzeman

Mackenzie Straub



KEWAUNEE                             Brock Duescher                         Haylie Novak

Thomas Gallenberger                 Courtney Van Den Plas



NEW LUTHERAN                      Bennett Reisler                          Mikala Perino

Erik Voskamp                            Dawn Pettyjohn



OCONTO                                  Jacob Krueger                           Lauryn Nerenhausen

Carson Moe                               Desirae Steier



PESHTIGO                                Tyler Lund                                 Katrina Salmen

Riley Reif                                  Shae Tonn



SEVASTOPOL                          Hunter Evenson                         Alyson Differt

Nicholas Stoeckel                      Courtney Tebo



SOUTHERN DOOR                    Sam Gerand                              Grace Englebert

Andrew Montana                        Megan LaCrosse



STURGEON BAY                      Andrew Burkhardt                      Allison Alberts

Nathan LeRoy                            Andie Rockendorf

Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Awards

By Mike Holtz    Only 12 Packerland Conference student athletes were awarded with the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award this year. Packerland Conference Principals are allowed to nominate scholar athletes who meet additional criteria for the Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Award.  Student athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:

  1. The scholar athlete must have competed as a three-sport athlete for their junior and senior years (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. The scholar athlete must have earned a minimum of seven (7) athletic letters (exceptions for major injury may be granted).


  1. The scholar athlete must have maintained a minimum 3.9 cumulative grade point average compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar Athlete formula.


SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS


ALGOMA                                                                                 Alli Spitzer

Katelyn Williams

KEWAUNEE                             Cody Bultman

Cam Hanrahan

Jesse Steinhorst


NEW LUTHERAN                      Bennett Reisler


OCONTO                                  Jacob Krueger

Lucas Ruechel


PESHTIGO                                                                                Shae Tonn


SEVASTOPOL                                                                          Alexandra LeClair


STURGEON BAY                      Jared Van Ramer                       Morgan Nelson

All-Packerland Conference Soccer Awards

By Nick Freimuth   It is extremely rare to see a conference player of the year come from a last place team. The (1-5) N.E.W. Lutheran Blazers finished the regular season (1-5) but still managed to get junior midfielder Afton Wenger selected as the Packerland Conference Player of the Year. The award shows how incredibly skilled she is despite playing on a team that was unable to win  many games. It also shows how important the team concept is in girls soccer. Sturgeon Bay had the most first team awards at six. Here is a look at the 2018 Packerland Conference awards for girls soccer as provided by commissioner Mike Holtz:






FORWARDS                           SCHOOL                                YEAR

Kembra Browne                         Kewaunee                                 Senior

Abbey Czaja                              NEW Lutheran                           Junior

Madison Starr                            Sturgeon Bay                            Sophomore

MIDFIELDERS                       SCHOOL                                YEAR

McKenzie Baumann                   Kewaunee                                 Sophomore

Afton Wenger                            NEW Lutheran                           Junior                            Unanimous

Georgia Feldman                       Sturgeon Bay                            Sophomore

Anna Fischer                             Sturgeon Bay                            Junior

Claire Tellstrom                          Sturgeon Bay                            Sophomore

DEFENDERS                         SCHOOL                                YEAR

Andrea Niemierowicz                  Kewaunee                                 Sophomore

Grace Scholz                            NEW Lutheran                           Junior

Gracen Spritka                          Sturgeon Bay                            Sophomore

GOALKEEPER                      SCHOOL                                YEAR             

McKenna Gibson                       Sturgeon Bay                            Sophomore                    Unanimous



FORWARDS                           SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Reetika Jandu                            Sevastopol-Gibraltar                   Junior



MIDFIELDERS                       SCHOOL                                YEAR

Kayla Copiskey                         Sevastopol-Gibraltar                   Junior

Sarah Kifer                                Sevastopol-Gibraltar                   Senior

DEFENDERS                         SCHOOL                                YEAR

Meghan Busse                          NEW Lutheran                           Senior

Rebekah Andreae                      Sevastopol-Gibraltar                   Freshman

GOALKEEPERS                    SCHOOL                                YEAR             

Hannah Lampereur                     NEW Lutheran                           Junior



NAME                                     SCHOOL                                YEAR                          POSITION

Afton Wenger                            NEW Lutheran                           Junior                            Midfielder          Unanimous

Door/Kewaunee County Girls Soccer Shutout In Post Season Soccer

By Nick Freimuth   Packerland Conference champion Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer went (6-0) during the regular season in conference games. The Clippers were one and done in the tournament. The #11 seed traveled to New Holstein Thursday and fell 1-0 to the Huskies. Sturgeon Bay was not the only team to lose their first tournament game. Every girls soccer team in Door and Kewaunee Counties fell in their post season opener. As a matter of fact, not a single goal was scored by a Door Peninsula team Thursday.


Sevastopol/Gibraltar lost 10-0 to Kohler.

Kewaunee lost 11-0 to Cedar Grove Belgium.

Luxemburg-Casco lost 5-0 to Wrightstown.


Sturgeon Bay Coach Bob Desotelle provided the following summary of his team's tournament loss: The Sturgeon Bay Clippers traveled to host New Holstein for a Regional game Thursday night.  Despite several fantastic stops by keeper McKenna Gibson, the Clippers fell to New Holstein 0-1.  With 14 minutes remaining in regulation play, New Holstein scored.  "We had a couple chances to go ahead and tie tonight, but were unable to find that finishing piece.  New Holstein is a Senior laden team and in the end they found a way to score late in the game.  Our defense was very solid tonight.   We knew we had to keep the score low.  This was a close game tonight  and New Holstein is a quality team.  We wish them success in the tournament."  Sturgeon Bay finishes the season 8-3-3.  "We had a very successful season.  We improved consistently, played as a team and laid a solid foundation for next year".





MAY 30, 2018


SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED               POINTS

Sturgeon Bay                                        6                      0                      0                       12

Sevastopol-Gibraltar                            3                      3                      0                       6

Kewaunee                                              2                      4                      0                       4

NEW Lutheran                                       1                      5                      0                       2

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