Sports Archives for 2018-08

Spartans falter at end to Little Chute 47-21 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans fell to the Little Chute Mustangs 47-21 in a North Eastern Conference football game Friday Night.  The Spartans actually held the lead at 21-14 early in the second half before the Mustangs capitalized a muffed punt attempt and two interceptions to cruise to the lopsided victory.

Luxemburg-Casco came up with big plays in the first half, including an electrifying 85 yard kick-off return for a touchdown by Lance Tebon.

Quarterback Garret Aissen finished with 203 passing yards on 16-29 with two touchdowns and the two costly interceptions.  The Spartans struggled to get a running game going all night and finished with only two yards on 24 carries, unofficially.

Little Chute (3-0) now takes the lead in the conference while Luxemburg-Casco (2-1) will try to rebound next week against West De Pere in a non-conference game at home.  Pregame will be at 6:30 pm with kick-off at 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will be on the call.  The game will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 



 

Wisconsin coasts to 34-3 victory over Western Kentucky

By Tim Kowols       

The Wisconsin Badgers showed a primetime Friday crowd why they are a top-10 team in the country with a 34-3 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The defense was able to make up for a slow start on the offensive side of the ball, giving up just a trio of first downs on 79 yards of total offense to the Hilltoppers. Heisman hopeful Jonathan Taylor scored twice on over 100 yards rushing in the final 22 minutes of the first half to give the Badgers a healthy cushion heading into the break. Taylor would finish the game with 145 yards. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook overcame his own sluggish start and finished the evening with over 250 yards passing and a pair of touchdown passes. A third-quarter field goal would be the only points the Hilltoppers would muster in the lopsided contest. The Badgers will next host New Mexico in Madison for an 11 a.m. Saturday start.

High school notes: Kewaunee wins War on the Shore, LeCloux leads Southern Door with 3rd place cross country finish

By Tim Kowols       

The Kewaunee Storm was able to hold off their northern rivals 26-21 in the War on the Shore against the Algoma Wolves.  After Jordan Deringer opened the scoring for Algoma with a pick-six, Kewaunee scored three straight touchdowns, including a 74 yard score through the air to knot the game up in the first quarter. Max Panger would add two touchdowns for the Wolves on the ground but it would not be enough to keep down the Storm.

Local teams got an early start to the weekend with a midday invitational at Freedom Friday. In the large division, Luxemburg-Casco's Tanner Kasten took 12th in the boys race with a time of 17:45  to lead the Spartans to a 16th place finish in the 17-team field. Brenna Cisler paced the Spartan girls with a 21:45 5k time that was good for 17th overall and led the team to a ninth-place finish.  In the small school division, Lydiah LeCloux ran a 20:54 5K to give her the bronze individually and Southern Door 4th place. Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel's 21:36 was good enough for an eighth-place finish as the Pioneers came in ninth as a team. On the boys' side, Sevastopol's Kyle Carlson was the top local finisher with a ninth place, 17:48 effort while Southern Door's Sam Dean came in 13th with an 18:04. The Eagles and the Pioneers would come in as a team in seventh and tenth place respectively.

Local volleyball teams will provide the last gasp of summer before school starts on Tuesday. Gibraltar travels to Oshkosh for a tournament at Lourdes Academy while Luxemburg-Casco heads to Green Bay for an invite at Notre Dame.

Clippers Soccer tops Algoma 10-0

By Nick Freimuth     Sturgeon Bay Soccer shutout Algoma Thursday 10-0. The Clippers had a high percentage of their lineup in the scoring column including Eli Dietzel, Arthur Kelsey, CJ Fairchild, Owen Stevenson, Trey Maas Nathaniel Greenlaw, Fletcher Hubbard and an awesome one-timer for Carson Dvorak off a cross from CJ Fairchild.

 

Clippers Coach Todd Maas said, "I thought the boys showed a bit more tactical stability than we have shown so far. We stated at pregame that we needed to improve focus and play cleaner. The start of the game was still a bit of a mess, but they fixed things quick enough. Once we found our rhythm it started to come together."

 

The Clippers led 6-0 at halftime. Clipper starters stayed in the game for two more goals before the reserves entered the match. Nathaniel Greenlaw and Fletcher Hubbard both made their first Varsity goals to end the game early. Maas said, "It was very cool to see and I am proud of those two. I was happier with the way the guys played as a whole."

Gibraltar's Henry wins photo finish in Kiel

By Tim Kowols       

Gibraltar's Evan Henry won his second cross country invite of the year Thursday, but it came with a little extra excitement in Kiel. According to official times recorded at the meet, Henry recorded the exact same 16:59 as Valders' Nate Griepentrog. Despite the official time being identical, it was Henry who scored first-place points for Gibraltar. The Vikings came in 15th out of 18 point eligible teams in the Kiel Raider Invitational with another four squads too small to count in the standings.

 

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Spartans soccer shutout 1-0 by Clintonville

By Paul Schmitt    


Here are the details from Thursday's North Eastern Conference game in Luxemburg provided by Spartan Coach Cory Romdenne

 

GOALS

82' Clintonville (Matthew Morse)

 

GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 1 save

Clintonville, Alberto Dominguez, 7 saves

 

FINAL SCORE

Luxemburg-Casco 0, Clintonville 1

L-C Volleyball sweeps Marinette in NEC opener

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball squad dominated Marinette three games to none in a North Eastern Conference match Thursday night.  Here are the results supplied by Spartan Coach Jeff Frey.

Luxemburg-Casco @ Marinette

LC Wins 3-0 (25-9, 25-1, 25-12)

LC Record- (7-3/1-0)

Stats:

Bekah Day-12 assists
Holly Baierl-6 Kills
Paige Skubal-5 Kills

Sturgeon Bay Football travels to Peshtigo tonight on 104.1 and 103.3 FM

By Nick Freimuth    The Peshtigo Bulldogs will host Sturgeon Bay tonight for the conference opener on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 FM The Clipper. Sturgeon Bay is winless and Peshtigo is undefeated through the first two games of the season. Coach Jim Adams will jumpstart the broadcast at 6:30 PM with kickoff to follow at 7:00 PM. Mary Donaldson will join me, Nick Freimuth, for tonight's call on air and online at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Eagles football conference opener in Oconto on 102.1 FM

By Brett Kinnard    The Southern Door Eagles will travel to Oconto on Friday night to take on the Blue Devils in the first conference game of the high school football season. Tune in for pregame with head coach Ryan Zuehlke at 6:30 with kickoff beginning at the top of the hour. So have your dial set to 102.1 on Friday night as Tyler Dantoin and myself will have the call from Oconto.

Packers lose to Chiefs to close out exhibition season

By Nick Freimuth     The Packers played only a handful of starters in the final pre-season game last night in Kansas City. A 33-21 loss dropped Green Bay to (2-2) in the regular season. Tim Boyle got 99% of the work at quarterback Thursday. He finished 15/31 passing for 127 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and a 43.4 QB Rating. DeShone Kizer started the game out by throwing an interception on his first drive. He recovered from his shaky start, however, to finish 5/7 for 57 yards with a touchdown.

 

Green Bay will make their roster cuts Saturday and have a week to prepare after that for the Sunday Night Football season opener next week at Lambeau Field against the Bears.

Brewers win in extras  

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 2-1 in 11 innings. Wade Miley started out on the bump for Milwaukee and had a really nice outing. He went seven and a third innings of one-run baseball while striking out six. Joakim Soria would eventually pick up the win when he came in and pitched a scoreless 10th.

Christian Yelich started off the scoring when he walked in a run in the fifth inning. The game would remain tied up until the 11th. In the top of the 11th, Lorenzo Cain launched a solo shot to put Milwaukee up for good. Josh Hader then came in to nail down the save.


The Brewers will now travel to Washington to take on the Nationals Friday. Jhoulys Chacin will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:05.

Battle for L-C trophy on WBDK tonight

By Paul Schmitt    

Luxemburg-Casco looks to stay undefeated in the North Eastern Conference Friday night as they travel to Little Chute to take on the Mustangs, also 2-0.  The Spartans are coming off an impressive 34-6 victory over Fox Valley Lutheran last week, while Little Chute shutout Oconto Falls 36-0.  Spartan quarterback Garrit Aisen had a career-game last Friday throwing for five touchdowns and 295 yards while receiver Anthony Otradovec caught three touchdowns in the big win.  The Mustangs are led by a powerful running game with Bryce Schumacher and Isaac Van Deurzen who combined for 242 rushing yards last week.  Pregame is set for 6:30 with Coach Dillon Maney of the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans and kick-off will follow at 7 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK.

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Gibraltar sails past Menominee Indian 60-0 on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings were able to flex their muscle in the passing and the running game Thursday night as they trounced the Menominee Indian Eagles 60-0 on 105.1 The Viking. After each team fumbled away their first opportunities with the ball, Trevor Reinhardt got things rolling with an 88-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring. It was the beginning of another big night for Reinhardt who spread the ball around to all of his receivers while throwing for another four scores to take a 38-0 lead into halftime. The Vikings switched to a ground game that nearly matched its aerial attack with long runs by Andras Szakala and Jake Benzo, Jr. that also went for touchdowns. The Eagles' Darius Wayka ran for 161 yards on 26 carries in the losing effort. The Vikings will have extra couple days to rest and practice before they travel to Lena next week.

Packers close out pre-season in Kansas City tonight

By Nate LoCascio    The (2-1) Green Bay Packers will finish up the preseason with a trip to Kansas City to play the (1-2) Chiefs tonight. Kick off is set for 7:30 PM. It is the first preseason matchup with the Chiefs since
2016, which was the end of a seven-year run where the two teams met in the preseason finale six times. Green Bay is 4-4 when closing out the preseason against Kansas City and 8-8-1 overall when playing the Chiefs in the preseason.

 

Green Bay's last victory at Kansas City came during the 2007 regular season (33-22). Green Bay has won five of the past seven preseason finales. If Green Bay wins tonight, it will mark the fourth time in the last five
years that the Packers have won three preseason games (2014, 2016-17). Green Bay has scored 20-plus points in five of its last seven preseason contests.

 

Green Bay opened the preseason with a 31-17 win over Tennessee at Lambeau Field, marking the fourth consecutive year the Packers won the first preseason game they played. In preseason game No. 2, Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 51-34, at Lambeau Field. The Packers have won seven consecutive preseason home games and nine of the last 10 preseason games played at Lambeau Field. Last Friday, Green Bay suffered its first loss of the preseason, losing 13-6 at Oakland.

 

The Packers will open the regular season at home on Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 9.

Aaron Rodgers becomes highest paid player in NFL history

By Jack Carney    The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension. The signing was announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Rodgers, who was drafted by the Packers in the first round (No. 24 overall) in 2005, ranks No. 1 in NFL history (min. 1,500 attempts) with a career passer rating of 103.8. He also ranks No. 1 in league history in career INT percentage (1.59) and TD/INT ratio (4.01). For his career, Rodgers has completed 3,188 of 4,895 passes (65.1 pct.) for 38,502 yards (7.9 yds/att.) and 313 touchdowns with 78 INTs.



He has posted six seasons (2009, 2011-12, 2014-16) with 500-plus passing attempts and eight or fewer INTs, the most in NFL history ahead of Patriots QB Tom Brady (four), Redskins QB Alex Smith (two) and nine QBs (one). Rodgers has been named the NFL's Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press twice in his career (2011, 2014), one of only eight players in league history to win the award mul­tiple times, and has been selected to the Pro Bowl in six of the last nine seasons (2009, 2011-12, 2014-16).



Rodgers is the lone QB in NFL history to throw 40-plus TD passes with seven or fewer INTs in a season, having done it twice in his career (45/6 in 2011, 40/7 in 2016). In the franchise record books, he holds seven of the top eight sin­gle-season marks for passer rating (2009-14, 2016), four of the top six for passing TDs (2011-12, 2014, 2016), six of the top seven for completion percentage (2010-14, 2016) and four of the top six for passing yards (2009, 2011, 2014, 2016).

Yelich hits for cycle in win 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday in extra innings 13-12. Freddy Peralta started on the bump for Milwaukee and got roughed up. He would surrender five earned runs in only four innings on the mound. Josh Hader also allowed four earned runs on the night. So it was an uphill battle the whole game.

Christian Yelich did everything in his effort to keep the team in the game. He hit for the cycle in the game while going 6x6 as well. Eventually, Jesus Aguilar hit the go-ahead bomb in the top of the tenth inning to give Milwaukee the lead. Jeremy Jeffries would come in to close the door on the Reds.


The Brewers will now continue their series with the Reds on Thursday. Wade Miley will have his name called in the rotation for an 11:35 start.

Gibraltar looks to go 3-0 against Menominee Indian on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings look to continue their winning ways at home Thursday when they face Menominee Indian on 105.1 The Viking.

The Vikings are coming off a 28-6 victory over NEW Lutheran last Saturday in a game that saw the visitors play long ball in the passing game. Trevor Reinhardt threw for four touchdowns against the Blazers, three of which came from more than 40 yards away from the end zone.

The Eagles have struggled on both sides of the ball early this season, being outscored 114-12 in their two losses. Pasan and Adrian Waupoose have carried the load for the Eagles, but have not been able to match the production of their graduated leader Meshean Waukau. The pair has combined for just 1 of 10 passing for 14 yards and a touchdown plus 217 yards on the ground.

Tim Kowols and Rick Reis will have the call on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7.

Soccer games, cross country meets dominate Thursday's slate

By Tim Kowols       

Local athletes are getting in at least one more big day of competition before the school year begins next week.

Packerland Conference cross country teams are going three different directions Thursday with Sturgeon Bay heading to Green Bay, Kewaunee making up Tuesday's canceled meet in De Pere, and Gibraltar and Southern Door traveling to Kiel.

Soccer action across the area includes Luxemburg-Casco hosting Clintonville, Sturgeon Bay traveling to Algoma, Kewaunee playing at home against NEW Lutheran, and Gibraltar/Sevastopol traveling to Peshtigo.

In volleyball, Algoma hosts West De Pere and Luxemburg-Casco travels to Marinette.

Sevastopol looks to avenge last year's lone loss against Newman Catholic Thursday

By Tim Kowols       

The Sevastopol Pioneers look to make up last season's lone blemish when it travels Thursday to Wausau to face Newman Catholic. The Fighting Cardinals left Institute last year with a 21-18 victory, forced to hold off the Pioneers after being shut out in the second half. Nathan Stenzel has led the balanced attack for the Pioneers, throwing for a conference-leading 253 yards and rushing for another 223. The Pioneers are coming off consecutive wins against Wisconsin Heights and a 36-0 shutout of Wausaukee. The Fighting Cardinals still have not lost in over a year, posting their wins against Wausaukee and McDonnell Central by nearly four-touchdown margins.

The two teams meet at Stiehm Stadium tonight in Wausau at 5 p.m.

Former Packer Marcol shares journey of his life in Luxemburg

By Paul Schmitt    

Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer Chester Marcol was the guest of the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.  Marcol, 68, shared his story of overcoming drug and alcohol addiction as well as a suicide attempt after his playing days in the late 70's in Green Bay.  Speaking for nearly one hour, Marcol says he is enjoying living a quiet life in Luxemburg the past few years.  He hopes his role as a counselor is making a difference in the area.



 

Marcol works as a counselor at Libertas Treatment in Green Bay.  A Polish Immigrant who could not speak English when he relocated to Michigan as a 15-year-old, Marcol found fame as one of the greatest kickers in the game before addiction took over his life.  You can find the video of Marcol's program at the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce meeting below.

 

https://www.facebook.com/DoorCountyDailyNews/videos/537972459975499/?t=2116

Brett Hundley Traded to Seahawks

By Nick Freimuth    The Green Bay Packers have traded Brett Hundley to the Seattle Seahawks this morning. Talking with the Packers quarterback at 7:29 AM, Hundley told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that the trade had occurred. The announcement comes as sad news for Door and Kewaunee Counties as the QB had been the host of the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone for the past two seasons. Hundley made thousands of new friends on the Door Peninsula with his infectious attitude and love for life.

 



Hundley had a great opportunity last season playing in Aaron Rodgers absence. He finished the season with 1,836 yards passing, nine touchdowns, 12 interceptions, a completion percentage of 60.8% and a QB rating of 70.6. Hundley will serve as the primary backup to Russell Wilson in the Seattle Seahawks offense. This is not the first time a Packers backup is packing his bags for Seattle. Matt Flynn spent the first four years of his career in Green Bay then joined the Seahawks in 2012.

 



Hundley was a regular on Door County fishing charters, hunting excursions, snowmobile trips, sheepshead games, countless meals at Sonny's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria and even made appearances at local elementary schools in the county. Door County will certainly miss #7 but the impact he had on the area and his fans will be long-lasting. Thank you Brett Hundley, we love you and best of luck in Seattle.

Southern Door Volleyballers takes First Place at Green Bay Preble Invitational

By Terry Kovarik              

The Southern Door High School Varsity Volleyball squad prevailed after a long day at the Green Bay Preble Invitational.  The Eagles topped Shawano 25-17, 25-17 to take the championship.  Kendra Dantoin and Tehya Betrand powered Southern Door's winning effort.  Dantoin had 50 kills, 28 digs for the day while Bertrand had 117 assists, 14 aces.

Results for the day:

Pool Play
Winneconne 22-25,25-19,15-12 (W)
Fall River 18-25, 25-11, 11-15 (L)
Shawano 21-25, 25-14, 14-16 (L)
Gold Bracket
Mercer 25-12, 11-25, 15-12 (W)
Shawano 25-17, 25-17 (W)(Championship match)

Yelich's multi-run effort not enough for Brewers in 9-7 loss to Reds

By Terry Kovarik              

Milwaukee's Christian Yelich will long remember Tuesday nights game in Cincinnati as one of his most productive batting performances.  But Yelich's first multi-homer game, two for the night, and five RBI's just weren't enough to put a W in the Brewers' column.  The Reds prevailed with a 9-7 win.   The loss Milwaukee 5 1/2 games behind the Cubs, whose Tuesday night game against the Mets was suspended, in the National League Central.  The Brewers are now just a half-game ahead of the Rockies for the second NL Wild Card.

Two weeks remain in Southern Door co-ed volleyball

By Nick Freimuth    Just two weeks remain in the Southern Door Co-Ed Volleyball League season. CJ's 2 has established themselves as the clear front-runner but have not yet locked up the league championship. If they win all three games this week they can guarantee at least a share of the title. Courts are expected to be damp to say the very least this week, so venues are encouraged to drag today and tomorrow if possible. Here is a look at league standings with six total games left to play as provided by conference commissioner Chad Shefchik:

 

 



























































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 15
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1CJ's 2411
2Tippy Canoe 2384
3Waterfront Mary's 2357
3Rouers 2357
5Richards 13111
6Richards 23012
7Massart's Garage2220
8Rouers 12118
9Rouers 32022
10Waterfront Mary's 11725
11Tippy Canoe 11626
12Why Lee's 51230
13Why Lee's 31233
14Why Lee's 21032
15CJ's 1738
16Why Lee's 1636
17Why Lee's 4435

Brewers drop opener to Reds

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 9-7. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and was roughed up. He allowed six earned runs in a little over one inning pitched. So the Brewers faced an uphill battle for the majority of the game.

Christian Yelich did everything in his effort to keep the team in the game. He launched a solo shot in the sixth inning to keep chipping away at the lead. He eventually hit a three-run shot in the seventh as well, but it just wasn't quite enough to win the game.


The Brewers will now continue their series with the Reds on Wednesday. Freddy Peralta will have his name called in the rotation for a 6:10 start.

High School Soccer Monday night recap

By Nick Freimuth   Algoma beat Denmark 7-2 in a non-conference boys soccer match Monday. Riley Reinhart and Adam Wahlers each netted a hat trick with three goals apiece. Jenny Farley scored the other goal for the Wolves at home. Noah Paczcak and Riley Reinhart each added an assist. Haakon Utesch had 15 keeper saves in the win.

 

Sturgeon Bay fell 5-4 to Fox Valley Lutheran Monday. Eli Dietzel scored two goals, Arthur Kelsey and CJ Fairchild each added one in the loss. Eli Dietzel and Ben Luders notched assists. Coach Todd Maas said, "We started off the game extremely poor tonight giving away two goals in the first eight minutes. The score at the half was 1-4. Maas added, "We had some heart to heart talks at the half. And we came out and played much better." The Clippers tied the game up at 4-4 early in the second half. "After going through all the hard to work to battle back we give up a late goal on transition. We have plenty to improve on. I was really proud of the way the boys battled back. We showed some glimpses of things to come.

Youth "Punt, Pass and Kick" competition on September 9

By Paul Schmitt    






Sturgeon Bay Council 2478 in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Knights of Columbus invite all  boys and girls ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 to participate in a Punt, Pass & Kick contest.

The contest will be held on Sunday, September 9 at Noon on the Sturgeon Bay High School Football practice field on Michigan Street.

There are no fees for entering the contest and 1st place medals along with participation certificates will be awarded.

Registration will be 11:30 to Noon at the field prior to the competition.  Registration/Rules information and forms will be available at elementary schools when school begins or may be obtained at the field prior to the competition.




Packerland Conference boys soccer standings

By Nick Freimuth     The first fall sport of the 2018-2019 high school athletic year to move into their conference schedule is boys high school soccer. After the first week of conference play Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar/Sevastopol and N.E.W. Lutheran are all atop the conference standings. Here is a look at week one standings as provided by Packerland Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED               POINTS

Gibraltar-Sevastopol                          1                      0                      0                       2

NEW Lutheran                                      1                      0                      0                       2

Sturgeon Bay                                        1                      0                      0                       2

Algoma                                                  0                      1                      0                       0

Kewaunee                                             0                      1                      0                       0

Peshtigo                                                0                      1                      0                       0

Brewers close out series at home with win

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 yesterday afternoon at home. Chase Anderson started off on the bump and did just enough to pick up the win. He went five innings giving up four earned runs in the process. Jeremy Jeffries would come in to nail down the save in the ninth.

The bats picked up when they needed to in this game. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run bomb in the third inning to push the Brewer lead to four runs. Jonathan Schoop stayed hot at the plate with a homer of his own in the 6th inning to give the team some more breathing room.



The Brewers will now have a day off on Monday before beginning a series with the Reds on Tuesday. Milwaukee now sits with sole possession of the second NL Wild Card spot.

Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball finishes third at Sun Prairie Invite

By Nick Freimuth    Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball has been at or near the top of their conference for a number of years. This year may be considered by some as a rebuilding year after an extremely strong senior class graduated in 2018. The young Spartans played in the Sun Prairie InviteFriday and Saturday and fared quite well. L-C took third out of 12 teams. Spartans Coach Jeff Frey said, "It was a great starting point for the girls for the season.  We are a pretty inexperienced team and are battling through some early season injuries and I like the way we played for most of the weekend.  We had some really tight matches today, and I thought the girls showed grit and toughness and played with some great intensity."

 

Luxemburg-Casco finished (6-3) on the weekend. Here is a look at their results and statistical leaders:

 

Pool Play (Friday)


Beat Wrightstown-25-14, 25-21

Lost DeForest-25-18, 21-25, 16-18

Beat Beaver Dam-25-20, 20-25, 15-11

Lost Sun Prairie-25-16, 25-17

Beat Hortonville-25-20, 25-21



Bracket Play (Saturday)


Beat Marshfield-25-20, 25-21

Beat Manitowoc-27-25, 24-26, 18-26

Lost Sun Prairie-21-25, 25-19, 12-15

Beat Hortonville-25-23, 26-24



Stats:


Bekah Day-199 assists, 26 Digs

Cassie Schilitz-62 kills, 51 digs, 14 blocks

Peyton VandenBush-56 kills

Holly Baierl-45 kills, 12 blocks

Amanda Miceli-97 digs


Packers make trade with Colts to add LB

By Nate LoCascio    The Packers have traded cornerback Lenzy Pipkins to the Indianapolis Colts for linebacker Antonio Morrison. The transaction was announced Sunday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Morrison, a 6-foot-1, 241-pound third-year player, was originally selected by the Colts in the fourth round (No. 125 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. In two seasons with Indianapolis, he played in 31 games with 19 starts and registered 154 tackles (91 solo), six tackles for a loss and a pass defensed. Last season, Morrison started all 15 games he played in at inside linebacker and led the team with a career-high 108 tackles (64 solo). He will wear No. 48 for the Packers.


Pipkins (6-0, 196) was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State on May 5, 2017. He was one of three rookie free agents to make Green Bay's Week 1 roster in 2017 (LB Chris Odom, P Justin Vogel). Pipkins played in 12 games with one start last season, seeing time on defense and special teams.

Southern Door varsity volleyball team takes third at GB East Tourney

By Terry Kovarik              

The Southern Door County Eagles went 6-1 to finish third at the Green Bay East Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.  Kendra Dantoin and Tehya Bertrand were the standouts for Southern Door at the tourney. Dantoin had 44 kills and 14 aces while Bertrand notched 114 assists and 37 digs.

Pirates sink Brewers 9-1

By Terry Kovarik              

Jhoulys Chacin (La Makina) pitched six-plus solid innings for the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday at Miller Park.  But with a bullpen that was taxed when all eight relievers appeared in Friday's win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, things started to unravel in the seventh for the Brewers. After holding the Pirates to a 1-1 tie, Pittsburgh went ahead with two runs in the seventh and three runs in the eighth and ninth innings. The Brewers lone run came when Christian Yellich homered in the third.  The Brewers are now 4 1/2 games behind NL Central Division-leading Chicago Cubs and tied with Colorado and Arizona for the second NL wild-card spot.

Timber Rattlers win on last out homer over LumberKings 5-4

By Terry Kovarik              

Saturday's game against the Clinton LumberKings came down to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers last out of the game.  The LumberKings had a 4-3 lead with two out when the Rattlers Payton Henry walked with one out and was replaced by pinch-runner Chad McClanahan. Then Gabriel García came to the plate and on a 2-0 pitch homer to give the Timber Rattler the win on the road and broke a 0-18 hitting slump.  Both teams face off this afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at Ashford University Field.

Gibraltar cruises past Blazers 28-6 on 105.1 WSBW

By Eric Fischer



In its first contest of the season, the Gibraltar Vikings flew past the NEW Lutheran Blazers on Saturday afternoon with a 28-6 win on 105.1 WSBW.  Gibraltar relied heavily on the passing game scoring all of its points through the air in the victory.  NEW Lutheran got out to an early lead following a 68 yard scamper by QB Luke Bukowski, but failed to convert the two point conversion for its lone score of the game.  The Blazers looked poised to take the 6-0 lead into halftime before Trevor Reinhardt connected on a 70 yard touchdown to Alex Laughlin.  The Vikings failed its conversion attempt which tied the game at 6-6, which would stand through halftime.  On its second drive of the half, Reinhardt connected on his second touchdown throw of the game, this time finding Adam Reinhardt on a fade route in the red zone to give the Vikings its first lead.  Laughlin ran in the two point conversion for a 14-6 lead.   Following a surprise onside kick, the Vikings offense came back on the field, and on the first play of the possession, Trevor Reinhardt found Alex Laughlin down the sideline for a 47 yard strike to put the Vikings up 20-6 after another failed conversion.  Reinhardt and Laughlin would connect one more time in the ball game for a 55 yard touchdown pass to put the game out of reach.  Reinhardt finished the game with over 200 yards passing, 4 touchdowns, and one interception.  With the win, Gibraltar officially moves into a tie with Gillett atop the MONLPC-8 at 3-0 due to forfeits and hosts Menominee Indian on Thursday August 30th.

Waterfront offer best biking routes around Sturgeon Bay

By Paul Schmitt    

Cycling in the area is growing in popularity as membership in the Door County Silent Sports Alliance increases and riders discover their favorite routes. Member Randy Sahs shares some of the more scenic and safer local routes for bicyclists.

 



 

Sahs says wearing a helmet is a must and that lights on your bicycle along with wearing bright color clothing can make riding safer even during the daylight hours.

Gibraltar travels to Green Bay for second take of 2018 season debut on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

After a last minute cancellation forced them off the field a week ago, the Gibraltar Vikings look to hit the ground running against NEW Lutheran in Green Bay on Saturday.

The Vikings accepted their second forfeit of the year in the MONLPC-8 after Oneida Nation called a last minute audible and canceled the season opener. Bowler-Gresham also canceled on Gibraltar and the rest of the conference earlier last week, but that game has been replaced. Trevor Reinhardt, Alex Laughlin, Adam Reinhardt,  Brandon Stillman, and Marcus Reinhardt lead a talented air attack for the Vikings, finishing as the leader or top five in many passing categories.

NEW Lutheran lost their first game of the season in overtime to Gillett 36-34. As much as the Tigers struggled to control Luke Bukowski, the Blazers could not handle Bo Krueger. Bukowski scored three touchdowns on the ground and one through the air, but it was dropped pass in overtime that gave the Tigers the edge on a five-score night by Krueger.

Tim Kowols will have the pregame show on 105.1 The Viking and DoorCountyDailyNews.com at 12:30 p.m. followed by the call of the game by Eric Fischer from Green Bay beginning at 1 p.m.

 

Coaches Show with Jim Laughlin



Sturgeon Bay Football falls 51-8 to Chilton

By Nick Freimuth    The Sturgeon Bay Clippers scored their first touchdown of the season Friday on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 FM The Clipper but still fell hard to Chilton 51-8. A pair of sophomores hooked up on a 60-yard touchdown in the third quarter to break the scoring drought. Storm Adams caught a short pass from backup quarterback Anthony Jennerjohn and made some great moves to take it in for six. Jennerjohn then converted on a two-point conversion from seven yards away to account for all of the Clippers scoring Friday night.

 

After -79 yards in week one at Valders, Sturgeon Bay made some major strides finishing with 80 rushing yards and 85 passing yards. The CLippers did sustain a few more costly injuries in the loss. Starting quarterback Jack Schmelzer and starting center Max Bordeau were each sidelined in the loss.

 

The Clippers will travel to Peshtigo next week for the first conference matchup of the 2018 season. The Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show will begin at 6:30 PM with kickoff to follow at 7:00 PM on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 The Clipper.

Southern Door picks up huge home win on 102.1 FM

By Brett Kinnard            


The Southern Door Eagles played host to the Wausau East Lumberjacks on Friday night. It was a gloomy, overcast episode of Friday night lights. The misty conditions made for a one sided game when it came to play calling.


Southern Door owned the first quarter of the game as they got out to a hot start. Derik LeCaptain began the game with a 65 yard touchdown rush to put the Eagles up 7-0 after their first possession. On the following Lumberjack possession, Kyle Daoust would pick the ball off and set up first and goal for their offense. Derik LeCaptain would then punch it in on a four yard score to put Southern Door up 14-0 after the first.


In the second quarter it was all Wausau East as they took the momentum back. They would score on a 42 yard touchdown run by Will Nash to get his team on the scoreboard. On the following possession, they would score again on a 29 yard touchdown rush to tie it up at 14 a piece going into half.


Southern Door fought their hearts out in the second half on defense to keep the D-1 Lumberjacks out of the end zone. The game finally broke open on an electrifying 84 yard touchdown rush by Derek LeCaptain in which he broke four tackles and juked a defender to find his way into the end zone. They would go on to win the game 20-14.


LeCaptain would end up with 35 carries on the game for 266 yards. He would also punch in the three scores for Southern Door. On defense, Kyle Daoust and Max Pierre lead the way with a pick each in the game.


Southern Door will now be in Oconto to take on the Blue Devils in their first conference game of the year. The Door County Medical Pregame show will start at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7. Join Tyler Danton and myself on 102.1 for Southern Door Football coverage.


Spartans cruise past Foxes 34-6 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans rolled to a impressive 34-6 victory over the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes Friday night in a North Eastern Conference football game.  Garrit Aissen threw for five touchdowns and the Spartans defense forced three turnovers as L-C took a commanding 21-0 lead at halftime and never looked back.  Aissen connected with Anthony Otradovec for touchdowns from 31, 30 and 46 yards as the Spartans out gained the Foxes 451-193 yards.  Aissen finished 12-21 for 295 yards passing while Otradovec had five catches for 144 yards.  The Spartan defense shutout the Foxes until the fourth quarter with only 10:13 left in the game.  Luxemburg Casco (2-0) will now travel to Little Chute for a big game against the Mustangs next Friday night in a game that will be broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK and streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 





Spartan Soccer pounds Roncalli 11-1

By Paul Schmittt


The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans cruised to an easy 11-1 victory over Manitowoc Roncalli in a non-conference soccer game.  Here is the recap provided by Spartan Coach Cory Romdenne.

GOALS


6' Luxemburg-Casco (Anthony Patek)

7' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell; Nathan Johnson assist)

9' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

13' Luxemburg-Casco (Nathan Johnson; Carter Sewell assist)

19' Luxemburg-Casco (Reece Glish; Griffin Geib assist)

24' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

27' Luxemburg-Casco (Hayden Koss; Carter Sewell assist)

28' Luxemburg-Casco (Cody Arendt; Carter Sewell assist)

35' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

44' Roncalli (Tyler Bonin; Elliott Huske assist)

46' Luxemburg-Casco (Reece Glish; Carter Sewell assist)

61' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)


GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 3 saves

Roncalli, Nick Seidl, 3 saves

Packers Vs. Raiders tonight at 9:30 PM

By Nate LoCascio   The Green Bay Packers will face their first road test of the preseason as they travel to Oakland to face the Raiders. It is the third preseason matchup between the two teams in the past five years (2014, 2016). It is the first time Green Bay has played at Oakland in the preseason since 2001. The Packers are 5-5 against the Raiders in the preseason. Dating back to 2008, the Packers are 7-3 in the third preseason game they have played.

 

If Green Bay wins tonight, it will mark the fourth time in the last five years that the Packers have won three preseason games (2014, 2016-17). Green Bay has scored 20-plus points in five of its last six preseason contests. The Packers will finish the preseason with a road game against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Thursday, Aug. 30.

 

Last week, Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 51-34, at Lambeau Field. The Packers have won seven consecutive preseason home games and nine of the last 10 preseason games played at Lambeau Field. Green Bay opened the preseason with a 31-17 win over Tennessee at Lambeau Field, marking the fourth consecutive year the Packers won the first preseason game they played.

Sturgeon Bay Football hosts Chilton tonight on 104.1 FM and 103.3 FM

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay Football will play one of only three home games this season tonight at Memorial Field in Sturgeon Bay. Broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 FM The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay and Chilton will kick off at 7:00 PM. The Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show will begin with Coach Jim Adams at 6:30 PM. Mary Donaldson will join Nick Freimuth for the call of the game. New athletic director Todd Meikle will join us as our half-time guest.

High School Soccer off and rolling

By Nick Freimuth     Sturgeon Bay varsity soccer topped Kewaunee 7-1 Thursday. Coach Todd Maas said, "The boys looked a bit more comfortable out there tonight. The first game jitters are out of the way, and it's starting to resemble a soccer team again. We possessed the ball the majority of the game which was good to see. Started to get some flow to our offense and defense. We are still doing a research project to find the right combinations for personnel, but it's coming together. I thought we had great looks on goal, outshooting them 41-3. The bad part is we only had 7 goals to show for our 41 shots. That needs to improve drastically. Our defense has a better game as well. Applying pressure and support where needed. There is still a ton to improve on, but it's a step in the right direction. I'm proud of the way they played today."

 

Eli Dietzel scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Clippers. Owen Stevenson scored a goal and an assist. Incoming freshman Ben Luders got a start Thursday and put two in the back of the net. Kewaunee's goal came in the second half. Coach Maas said, "Kewaunee has a few nice players who made it difficult to get through their back line. Number 8 (goal scorer) is their guy up top who works to get lose behind our defense.

 

Luxemburg-Casco topped Roncalli 11-1 Coach Cory Romdenne sent the scoring recap following the match.

 
6' Luxemburg-Casco (Anthony Patek)

7' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell; Nathan Johnson assist)

9' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

13' Luxemburg-Casco (Nathan Johnson; Carter Sewell assist)

19' Luxemburg-Casco (Reece Glish; Griffin Geib assist)

24' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

27' Luxemburg-Casco (Hayden Koss; Carter Sewell assist)

28' Luxemburg-Casco (Cody Arendt; Carter Sewell assist)

35' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

44' Roncalli (Tyler Bonin; Elliott Huske assist)

46' Luxemburg-Casco (Reece Glish; Carter Sewell assist)

61' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)


GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 3 saves

Roncalli, Nick Seidl, 3 saves


FINAL SCORE

Luxemburg-Casco 11, Roncalli 1

L-C Spartans host Fox Valley Lutheran in home opener on WBDK Friday night

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg -Casco Spartans will play host to Fox Valley Lutheran Friday in a North Eastern Conference football game featuring two teams who tied for second in the conference last year.  The Spartans are coming off a last-second 14-7 win over Denmark last week, while FVL opened its season with a 41-7 thrashing of Clintonville.  The evening will include "Family Night" festivities prior to the game and a special "Alumni Night" at halftime saluting alumnus from the L-C football program over the last fifty years.  The pregame show will begin at 6:30 pm with kickoff set for 7 pm.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the play-by-play all season long on WBDK 96.7FM.  The games will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com and archived on demand.

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux-- linebacker Nathan Coisman wrapping up running back Zach Rodencal in last years 27-14 win by the Foxes in Appleton)

Cross country wrap: Gibraltar's Henry repeats as Chief K champ, L-C's Kasten fifth in Two Rivers

By Tim Kowols       

It was deja vu all over again for Gibraltar's Evan Henry after he broke the tape for the second straight year at the Chief Kahquados Invitational in Fish Creek Thursday. Henry's 17:20.22 was off the pace of last year's 17:01, but he was still able to top the field by more than 12 seconds on his home course. Southern Door was the top finishing team on the boys' side, coming in second place led by Sam Dean's third place overall finish. Sevastopol finished in 8th, Kewaunee 11th, and Gibraltar in 12th. On the girls' side it was Southern Door's Lydiah LeCloux with the top local time of 20:54.37 which was good enough for third overall.  Kewaunee was the top local team coming in third place followed by Sturgeon Bay (4th), Southern Door (6th), and Sevastopol (9th). Click here for full results

In Two Rivers, Luxemburg-Casco's Tanner Kasten led the Spartans to ninth place finish overall at the Two Rivers High School Invite. Kasten came in 5th place overall with an 18:08 finishing time. Brenna Cisler was the top Spartans finisher on the girl's side, coming in 15th place overall with a time of 22:40. The girls came in sixth place in the ten-team field. Click here for full results. 

Area football preview: Sevastopol, Kewaunee look to continue hot start

By Tim Kowols       

The Sevastopol Pioneers and Kewaunee Storm look to build on their impressive starts in 2018 when they play Friday night. Coming off a 54-7 win against Crivitz, the Storm heads south to face Two Rivers. The Pioneers are saved a commute when they host Wausaukee. After scrambling to find an opening week opponent, the Pioneers dispatched Wisconsin Heights 52-34. Algoma looks for their first win of the season when they host Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

Weekend football schedule

FRIDAY @ 7 p.m.
Luxemburg-Casco vs. Fox Valley Lutheran on 96.7 WBDK
Southern Door vs. Wausau East on 102.1 WRKU
Sturgeon Bay vs. Chilton on 103.3 The Clipper
Algoma vs. Chilton
Sevastopol vs. Wausaukee
Kewaunee at Two Rivers

SATURDAY @ 1 p.m.
Gibraltar at Green Bay NEW Lutheran on 105.1 The Viking

Home opener for Southern Door Friday on 102.1 FM

By Brett Kinnard      Southern Door Football will play host to the Wausau East Lumberjacks Friday night in another non-conference matchup. Both teams come into the game with one loss under their belt. The Eagles will look to bounce back after they dropped their first game of the season against Winneconne. Join us on 102.1 for the Door County Medical pregame starting at 6:30 with head coach Ryan Zuehlke. Tyler Dantoin and Brett Kinnard will be on the call live from Southern Door. You can also listen worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Brewers win series with Reds

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 4-0 at Miller Park. Freddy Peralta started on the bump and pitched an absolute gem of a game. He went seven innings strong not allowing a single run. Jeremy Jeffries would come in to close the door on the Reds in the eighth and ninth.


The bats picked up when they needed to in this game. Christian Yelich lead it off with a bomb in the first inning to put Milwaukee up right away. Freddy Peralta would actually help his own cause in the fourth with an RBI single of his own.


The Brewers will now have a day off on Thursday before beginning a weekend series on Friday. Wade Miley will have his name called in the rotation against the Pirates.

Conference matches dot area soccer schedule Thursday

By Tim Kowols       

After many teams started with nonconference games to start their 2018 season, a pair of MONLPC matchups are slated for Thursday.

Algoma travels to Fish Creek to face Gibraltar/Sevastopol while Kewaunee hosts Sturgeon Bay. Luxemburg-Casco plays at home against Roncalli.

Runners start season with big invitationals

By Tim Kowols       

Gibraltar will be the site of one of two big cross country meets kicking off the season Thursday for local teams.

Algoma, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, Southern Door, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay will race in the woods in Fish Creek beginning at 2 p.m for the 20-team Chief K Invitational. Freedom swept both the boys' and girls' titles last year, but it was Gibraltar with the fastest finisher on the 5K course with Evan Henry running a 17:01.

While its fellow Kewaunee County schools head north, Luxemburg-Casco heads south for the Two Rivers Invitational. The Spartans will face off against 11 other schools when the gun fires at 4:30 p.m.

WBDK L-C Spartan Fall Sports Preview packs the Rendezvous

By Paul Schmitt    

A full house packed the Rendezvous of Luxemburg Wednesday evening for the Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Fall Sports Preview that was broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK.  The show featured five head coaches and 22 student-athletes including 19 seniors from all the respective sports. Girls Golf Coach Dwight Will teed off the show shortly after 5 pm.  Then head coach of the boys soccer program, Cory Romdenne, fresh off a 4-1 victory over New Holstein, was next.  The 2017 Division II state-runner-up volleyball team with coach Jeff Frey, who will take his squad to Sun Prairie this weekend for a huge tournament to start off the season, followed right after.  Then the cross-country team under Coach Katie Waege, who begins with the Two Rivers Invitational this Thursday, hit the airways. The L-C Spartan football team concluded the Fall Sports Preview as Dillon Maney recapped the opening game victory over Denmark and the upcoming battle this Friday against Fox Valley Lutheran. You can listen to the podcast of Wednesday's "Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Fall Sports Preview" from the Rendezvous "on demand" at the homepage of doorcountydailynews.com.

 

In the Rendezvous of Luxemburg Bowling Challenge immediately after the show, The team consisting of Luxemburg business leaders, led by Kelly Froelich of the Rendezvous, outscored the DoorCountyDailyNews.com team 665-609 in a nine-pin game.  The final scores of the respective teams are listed below:

Team Luxemburg Businesses                                         Team DCDN

Kelly Froelich (Rendezvous) 224                             Dennis Cherney 211

Jim Lemens   (Lemens Hardware) 172                    Paul Schmitt  140

Randy Vandenplas (Spartan Construction)  154     Matt Piesler  131

Alex Stodola  (Stodola's IGA)    115                             Tim Kowols   127

 

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Luxemburg-Casco wins opener against New Holstein 4-1

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco boys soccer defeated New Holstein 4-1 in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night.  The following recap was provided by Coach Cory Romdenne of the L-C Spartans.

GOALS


5' New Holstein (Adam Scholz)

10' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell; Reece Glish assist)

15' Luxemburg-Casco (Nathan Johnson; Anthony Patek assist)

56' Luxemburg-Casco (Griffin Geib; Anthony Patek assist)

67' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell; Nathan Johnson assist)


GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 4 saves

New Holstein, Deegan Kossman, 6 saves


Reds edge Brewers 9-7, Crew slips in wild card race

By Terry Kovarik              

An error-plagued fourth inning was too much for the Milwaukee Brewers to bounce back against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park Tuesday night.  The Brewers had a 5-3 lead going into that fourth inning. But the Reds capitalized on a Mike Moustakas' run-scoring error on a throw home, Erik Kratz's run-scoring passed ball, a Moustakas bobble on a tough play that should have been an inning-ending pickoff, and three straight infield hits that put the Brewer behind.  Milwaukee managed to tie the game 7-7 in the eighth inning, but the Reds Scooter Gennett's two-out solo home run in the ninth gave Cincinnati the win.  The loss keeps the Brewers three-games behind the NL Division-leading Chicago Cubs, who lost to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, 2-1.

Bandits rob Timber Rattlers 6-1

By Terry Kovarik              

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits 6-1 at home Tuesday night.

The Bandits loaded the bases with one out, but Wisconsin starter Nelson Hernández managed to limit the next hitter to ground into an inning-ending double play. Darren Seferina started the Wisconsin first inning with a double. He took third on a ground out by Tristen Lutz. Eddie Silva drove in Seferina with a sacrifice fly and the Rattlers were up 1-0.

But that would be the highlight for the Rattlers.

The River Bandits Marty Costes sent a grounder back to the mound, but Hernández threw wildly to the plate and two runs scored to give Quad Cities a 2-1 lead. Quad Cities put four runs on the board.  Jonathan Lacroix started the inning with a single. David Hensley, who was the batter that hit into the double play in the first inning, sent a grounder to third, but Wisconsn's Gabriel García couldn't cleanly get the ball out of his glove and both runners were safe. A sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position. Miguelangel Sierra singled to center and both runners scored for a 4-1 advantage. Michael Papierski followed with a two-run home run to right and the River Bandits were up 6-1, which was the final score. Both teams face off again at 7:05 tonight.

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Loses Season Opener--Kewaunee beats Roncalli

By Paul Schmitt   

Sturgeon Bay Soccer lost to Wausau East 4-2 on  Tuesday.   Wausau East doubled up the Clippers 2-1 in both halves. Sturgeon Bay outshot  Wausau East 14-2 the first half and only come away with one goal.  Wausau East's two goals were place kicks  in the first two minutes and a flick-on over the Clipper's goalkeeper on a restart.  Wausau East controlled the majority of the possession and Sturgeon Bay struggled to keep pace as the match wore on.  The Clippers tired from only having two substitutes, because their bubble players were with JV, and four players out due to injury.  Sturgeon Bay will now play Thursday against Kewaunee.

Kewaunee Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Roncalli Tuesday 7-6.

WBDK "Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Fall Sports Preview" Wednesday night at Rendezvous

By Paul Schmitt    






The Rendezvous of Luxemburg will host the annual Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Fall Sports Preview Wednesday evening starting after the 5pm news on 96.7FM WBDK.  Coaches and players from all the fall sports including girls golf, boys soccer, volleyball, cross-country,  and football will be featured.  The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans Spring Sports Preview will also be streamed live and "On Demand" at doorcountydailynews.com.  Following the Fall Sports Preview a team representing DoorCountyDailyNews.com will be challenging the Rendezvous' owner Kelly Froelich, and a team of business leaders in the community, in a special bowling competition from 6:30-7pm. on the brand new lanes at the Rendezvous of Luxemburg.

Below is the schedule of interviews with the respective sports:

5:05-5:15 L-C girls golf

5:15-5:30 L-C Cross Country

5:30-5:45 L-C Boys Soccer

5:45-6:00 L-C Volleyball

6:05-6:30 L-C Football




Brewers best Reds 5-2

By Tim Kowols       

Chase Anderson did not let two second-inning solo shots derail his outing as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2. Eugenio Suarez and Phillip Ervin drove in the only runs but also got the only hits against Anderson, who eventually went six innings while striking out a half dozen. The Brewers answered the Reds homers with two of their own by Christian Yelich in the 5th and Travis Shaw in the sixth to make it 3-2. An RBI triple by Keon Broxton and a sacrifice fly by Manny Pina added insurance runs for the Brewers the bullpen ensured they would not need. The Brewers are back in action Tuesday night at Miller Park with Junior Guerra facing Salvatore Romano.

Kewaunee tennis, area volleyball play Tuesday

By Tim Kowols       

After taking Monday off from competition, tennis and volleyball players hit the court for their first matches of the week.

Kewaunee provides the only tennis action in the coverage area and will be hosting Kewaskum this afternoon.

Area volleyball teams will be spread out across the region on Tuesday. Gibraltar is one of 34 teams playing at UW-Oshkosh at a tournament hosted by Winneconne. Algoma travels to Oconto to play the host team, Valders, Coleman, and Peshtigo.

Soccer action gets underway

By Tim Kowols       

Area soccer teams head to the pitch today for some of their action of the 2018 campaign. Reigning Packerland Conference champion Sturgeon Bay heads to Wausau East while Algoma also goes for a road trip this afternoon to play at Freedom. Kewaunee gets to stay at home to play Roncalli. Luxemburg-Casco finds themselves traveling to New Holstein for their match.

Sevastopol tops Wisconsin Heights 52-34

By Tim Kowols       

Sevastopol made their eight-hour tour Saturday well worth the drive after defeating Wisconsin Heights 52-34. The long road trip was caused by Bowler-Gresham kicking the tires on their season last week, forcing the Pioneers and other schools to find alternate plans. Jeremy Jorns ran for a pair of scores in addition to a four total touchdown day for Nathan Stenzel. He found the endzone with his legs twice to go with his 160 yards on the ground and also threw touchdown passes to Alex Krause and Max Krohn. The Pioneers will host Wausaukee this Friday night.

Brewers fall out of wild card race with loss to Cardinals

By Terry Kovarik              

Solo homers by Chrisitan Yelich and Travis Shaw were the high points for the Milwaukee Brewers in Saturday's game in St. Louis.  But an error plagued third inning allowed the Cardinals to score four unearned runs.  St. Louis tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning and one in the eighth inning to put it away 7-2.  The loss puts the Brewers 4 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central Division.  The third straight loss also put Milwaukee out of contention for a wild card post season slot. Brewers manager Craig Counsell watched most of Saturday's game from the clubhouse after he was ejected in the first inning.

Timber Rattlers edge Kernels 2-1

By Terry Kovarik              

August is proving to be the month of walk-off wins for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Zach Clark singled with two-outs in the bottom of the ninth to send Tristen Lutz home for a 2-1 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.  Both teams scored in the fourth inning to tie up the game.  Cedar Rapids Mitchell Helman tripled with one out. Trevor Larnach followed with an RBI single and the Kernels had the 1-0 advantage.  The Rattlers bounced back in the bottom of the inning when Darren Seferina doubled and stole third to start the inning. He scored the tying run on a wild pitch.  The win was the ninth walk-off win of the season for the Rattlers. It was also their fifth walkoff win in seven home games in the month of August.

Southern Door falls to Winneconne in non-conference opener

By Brett Kinnard       


The Southern Door Eagles traveled to Winneconne to take on the Wolves in a non-conference season opener, the first of  three non-MONLPC games on the nine-game slate this year. It was a very hot and humid first episode of Friday night lights, making for some slippery conditions on the field.


The game started off with an opening drive down the field for the Wolves with a three-yard touchdown pass from Harry Roubidoux to Eli Berndt to put them up 7-0. Following an interception on Southern Door's next possession, Winneconne punched in a three-yard touchdown run by Jacob Omitt. The Wolves would tack on two more scores to give them a 28-0 lead at the half.


The Eagles regrouped at half and responded well in the third and fourth quarters. They had two stops against the Winneconne offense on fourth down inside their red zone, but they still had a hard time keeping the momentum going on offense. In the fourth quarter, they finally broke through with a 70-yard bomb from Kyle Daoust to Derik LeCaptain to get the Eagles on the board. It was a different tale in the second half as Winneconne only outscored Southern Door by a field goal, and the Eagles defense tightened up. Winneconne would go on to win the game with a final score of 37-6.


Derik LeCaptain led the way tonight for Southern Door with 124 receiving yards in the game and 187 all-purpose yards. He also recorded a team-high six tackles on defense. Max Pierre wasn't far behind with five tackles of his own. Kyle Daoust went 16/35 through the air with 175 passing yards in the game. The Eagles will now regroup this week before taking on Wausau East in their home opener next Friday night. Coverage will begin at six for that game. So tune in next week to 102.1 for more Eagle Football!

Sturgeon Bay Football starts rebuilding season with 47-0 loss

By Nick Freimuth   Valders dominated Sturgeon Bay in the high school football season opener Friday night on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 The Clipper. First-year head coach Jim Adams and his small and extremely young team were unable to stay with the Vikings. After five first-half turnovers,  the Clippers did not give up. The team consisting of mostly sophomores played hard until the final whistle. The offense was unable to register and positive statistics. The defense did an admirable job forcing a pair of turnovers and giving the Clippers a couple scoring opportunities in the game.

 

Sturgeon Bay plays one of three home games next Friday night against Chilton. Pre-game on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com will begin at 6:30 PM with kickoff at 7:00 PM.

 

Listen to the Jandu Petroleum Post Game Show with Jim Adams by clicking on the audio link below:

 



 

Spartans win thriller 14-7 over Denmark on WBDK--VIDEO

By Paul Schmitt    

Running Back Colton Woracheck scored from one yard out on fourth down with only :09 seconds remaining to propel the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans to a 14-7 road victory over the Denmark Vikings in the North Eastern Conference opening game Friday night.  The Spartans drove over 90 yards and used over seven minutes of the clock for the decisive score that broke a 7-7 tie.  The only other scoring was a 5 yard run by Denmark's Brandon Wavranek with 5:49 left in the second quarter and a 1 yard run by Spartan running back Nathan Coisman with 2:25 left in the first half  The defensive game came down to both teams turning the ball over with fumbles in the middle of the fourth quarter.  That's when the Spartans put together the drive of the game with Woracheck's game-winning heroics after Coisman left the game late with cramps, according to Coach Dillon Maney of the Spartans.  Luxemburg-Casco (1-0, 1-0 overall) will now face Fox Valley Lutheran in the Spartans' home opener next Friday night in Luxemburg.  The game will be at 7 pm with the pregame show starting at 6:30 pm on WBDK 96.7FM.

https://youtu.be/6bEdUM1b0Pk

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Area football wrap: Storm rolls and Wolves tamed while Pioneers travel Saturday

By Tim Kowols       

In addition to the three games featured on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com, two other schools saw action last night while another awaits their moment in the sun on Saturday.

In the only area home game this weekend, the Kewaunee Storm cruised to a 54-7 victory over Crivitz. The Storm and Wolverines traded touchdowns after Travis Reinke opened the scoring with a 20-yard catch for Kewaunee while an 80-yard strike evened things for the Wolverines.  Storm quarterback Ryan Carmichael led the way after that, leading Kewaunee to 47 unanswered points.

Algoma was shut out on the road in Chilton 24-0. The Wolves struggled to hold down the Tigers running game, allowing over 240 yards on 41 carries. Algoma's Max Panger threw for 97 yards and Jordon Deringer ran for another 71 in the loss.

Sevastopol went from Friday night lights to Saturday sun thanks to Bowler-Gresham canceling their entire season earlier this month. The Pioneers were rewarded with a trip to Mazomanie to face Wisconsin Heights. The Pioneers are coming off one of their most impressive seasons in recent memory, going 11-1 and posting a victory in the WIAA Jamboree last year. Wisconsin Heights, which also had a team forfeit their opening game against them, went 6-3 last season with a handful of games against teams from Illinois. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Brewers can't cool Cardinals, fall 5-2

By Tim Kowols       

The Milwaukee Brewers fell victim to one of the hottest teams in baseball Friday night, losing 5-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Freddy Peralta pitched six innings with five strikeouts, but was touched up for three runs including a two-run single in the first and a Jedd Gyorko home run in the fourth inning. Jesus Aguilar would cut the lead to one in the eighth with a two-run single, but the Cardinals' Kolten Wong answered in the bottom half of the inning with a double that drove in a pair to put the game out of reach. The Cardinals are 20-9 since manager Mike Matheny was fired while the Brewers lost ground in the NL Central race and are in danger of losing its hold on the second wild card spot with a loss Saturday. The two teams meet again in St. Louis at 7:15 p.m.

More and more kayaks in Door County-- Series VI

By Bill Schultz -- Guest Correspondent    

As I'm driving around Door County going to or coming back from a day of fishing, I'm seeing more and more kayaks on the tops of those cars and SUV's being driven by all the visitors.  And, when I'm on the water, I'm seeing more and more kayakers each year. It's great that so many visitors and locals are taking advantage of our beautiful waters for sightseeing and fishing.

If you've thought about getting a recreational or fishing kayak, this is a great time to do your shopping.  Most of the kayak tour companies will sell some of their kayaks, paddles and PFD's at the end of the season, and, at big discounts.  Also, the outdoor stores in the county will also be putting discounts on their remaining gear.

My neighbor down the lake from me got a great deal on a tandem kayak, paddles and PFD's last fall from one of the tour companies.  A tandem kayak is something I haven't talked about in the past. This can be a great choice if you have a child who'd like to kayak, dog you'd love to take out, or you'd like to kayak with a spouse or friend who just isn't as comfortable on the water.

If you want a new kayak, do some research as a number of the top companies have tandems, including the Jackson Tripper Tandem, a sit-in kayak offering the very comfortable Elite seats, a wide open cockpit that's easy to get in and out of, as well as being a great fishing platform for two people.  Also, at just under 15', seats can be adjusted to make it a great one-person as well. For a child, dog or someone not as comfortable on the water the sit-in will give a feeling of security with the higher sides, compared to a sit-on-top kayak.

As always, do your research, and, you can always email me at kayakfishingwisconsin@gmail.com with your questions.

Packers crush Steelers 51-34

By NIck Freimuth    The Green Bay Packers are off to a perfect (2-0) start to the exhibition season. A convincing 51-34 win over the Steelers at Lambeau Field Thursday night included two "pick six" interceptions returned for touchdowns. Tramon Williams and Josh Jackson each intercepted Steelers' quarterbacks and brought them back to the house. DeShone Kizer shone brightly for 'The Pack.' He finished with a QB rating of 142 with two touchdowns and 149 passing yards. The longest connection of the night was Kizer to Jake Kumerow for an 82-yard touchdown.

Gibraltar looks to get off to fast start in 2018 against Oneida Nation on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings will start their 2018 campaign in similar fashion to last year when they host the Oneida Nation Thunderhawks in Fish Creek Friday night. The Vikings opened the contest with a 30-0 lead before cruising to a 46-14 rout of their MONLPC-8 rival to the south. Returning players Trevor Reinhardt (quarterback) and Alex Laughlin (wide receiver, defensive back) each had a hand in four touchdowns including hooking up for a pair through the air. With Reinhardt and Laughlin returning along with Brandon Stillman, Adam Reinhardt, and Marcus Reinhardt, the Vikings look to once again lead the conference in passing yards (1889) and passing touchdowns (28). The Thunderhawks finished in the top half of the conference in passing and rushing, but will have to replace the graduated Daimano House. Primarily a running quarterback, House through for 11 touchdowns on 613 yards passing but was second in rushing with 1382 yards.

Tim Kowols and Dan Jauregui will have the call on 105.1 The Viking and at DoorCountyDailyNews.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show and kickoff at 7 p.m.

Other local football teams begin action this weekend

By Tim Kowols       

In addition to the three games being broadcast on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com, three other schools are in action this weekend as the 2018 football season kicks off.

On Friday night, Algoma travels to Chilton for a non-conference match-up while Kewaunee will stay home to face Crivitz. Both games kick off at 7 p.m.

Fans of local eight-man football will have to wait an extra day after Gibraltar's game against Oneida Nation was canceled. Sevastopol was able to replace their opening game against Bowler-Gresham with a contest at Wisconsin Heights beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gibraltar home opener against Oneida Nation canceled

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings football team will have an extra week to prepare for their season after their home opener Friday against Oneida Nation was canceled. Gibraltar officials were notified Thursday morning that Oneida Nation was going to be unable to field a team. Efforts were made to try to find a replacement opponent, but teams were just hard to come by on such short notice.

The Vikings could have been down two games this season after Bowler-Gresham canceled their entire season earlier this week due to low numbers. Sevastopol was supposed to open their season against Bowler-Gresham on Friday, but will play Wisconsin Heights instead on Saturday afternoon. Gibraltar will now play at Oakfield on September 28 in its place.

The season opener for Gibraltar will now be next Saturday at Green Bay NEW Lutheran. Tim Kowols will have the pre-game show beginning at 12:30 p.m. and Eric Fischer will have the kickoff at 1 p.m.

L-C Spartan football opens against Denmark on WBDK Friday

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg -Casco Spartans will take on rival Denmark in the opening North Eastern Conference game for the 2018 season Friday night.  The Spartans are coming off a 6-4 campaign last year that saw them fall to Green Bay Notre Dame in the first round of the playoffs.  Senior quarterback Garrit Aisen will be back with three other all conference players including TE Nathan Coisman,WR/DB Ian Doell and DB Colton Woracheck.  The pregame show will begin at 6:30 pm with kickoff set for 7 pm.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the play-by-play all season long on WBDK 96.7FM.  The games will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com and archived on demand.

(Photo by Ron LeCloux)

Four local high school football seasons to play on the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com

By Nick Freimuth    High school football kicks off around the state tomorrow night and the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com will have a game on all five channels. Your season ticket for Gibraltar High school football in 2018 is 105.1 FM WSBW, the Viking. Tim Kowols and Eric Fischer will have the call each week. Your season ticket for Sturgeon Bay High School football in 2018 is 103.3 FM, the Clipper. Nick Freimuth and Mary Donaldson will announce each game for the Clippers. Your season ticket for Luxemburg-Casco high school football in 2018 is 96.7 FM WBDK. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will be back on the call for L-C this season. Your season ticket for Southern Door high school football in 2018 is MORE FM at 102.1. Brett Kinnard and Tyler Dantoin will call all Eagle games this season.

Brewers split series with Cubs 

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Junior Guerra started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a rough go at it allowing six earned runs in a little under four innings pitched. It was a tough hole for the Brewers to climb out of.

After four homers on Tuesday, Milwaukee was held at bay in that department. They were able to knock in some runs by a couple singles from Eric Thames and Jonathan Schoop. Just wasn't quite enough to crawl back into the game.


The Brewers will now have a day off Thursday before starting a series with the Cardinals on Friday. Freddy Peralta will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:15.

Packers vs. Steelers At Lambeau Field tonight

By Nate LoCascio    The Packers' preseason schedule opened at Lambeau Field and features all four games against AFC teams. Dating back to 2000, this is the fifth time Green Bay has played all AFC teams in the preseason (2000, 2001, 2005, 2012). For the second consecutive season, the Packers opened the preseason at home, hosting the Tennessee Titans. A game they won 31-17. It was the Titans' first preseason
trip to Green Bay since playing in the finale in 2008.

 

Green Bay will stay at home to play the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. It will mark the first preseason contest between the two at Lambeau Field since 1996. Including the regular season, it will be the fourth meeting between the two teams since 2013. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

 

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

 

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

Packers to play Midwest Shrine Game Thursday

By Nate LoCascio   One of the NFL's longest team traditions, the Upper Midwest Shrine Game kicks off its 69th installment Thursday night. It will be fourth time the Packers have faced the Steelers in the game (1953, 1958, 1996). Green Bay is 35-30-3 all-time in the Shrine Game. Each season, the Packers donate a percentage of the gate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shriners' facilities provide specialized medical
services, helping children with birth defects and other injuries, at absolutely no cost. To date, the series has raised more than $4 million for the Midwest Shrine's burn centers and hospitals for crippled children.

 

The series has called three separate stadiums home: Milwaukee's State Fair Park (1950-51), Milwaukee County Stadium (1952-82, 1984-94) and Lambeau Field (1983, 1995-present). In his first season leading the Packers, Vince Lombardi made an agreement with George Halas to play in the Shrine Game annually. Green Bay and Chicago played each preseason at County Stadium from 1959-73. The Packers annually designate the Shrine Game as the first 'Gold package' game for season-ticket holders primarily from the Milwaukee area. The team created the three-game package after moving all of its home games to Green Bay in 1995. Also in the 'Gold package' this season are the contests against the Minnesota Vikings (Sept. 16) and the Miami Dolphins (Nov. 11).

Brewers shutout Cubs in game one 

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-0 Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and pitched an absolute gem. He went seven innings strong of shutout baseball against the Cubs lineup while striking out a career-high ten batters.

The Brewers had no problem getting the long ball going in this one. They hit a total of four homers during the game to give themselves a comfortable lead. Ryan Braun continued his dominance at Wrigley field with two bombs in the game.


The Brewers will now continue their series with the Cubs in Chicago on Wednesday. First pitch will be thrown out at 1:20. Junior Guerra will get his name called in the rotation.

Southern Door co-ed volleyball league standings

By Nick Freimuth   The end of the 2018 Southern Door co-ed volleyball league season is in sight. With just a handful of weeks left, there is just one team with an undefeated record. CJ's 2 is (36-0) and is two games up on second place Tippy Canoe 2. These two teams have yet to play one another so the league championship is not yet decided. Here is a look at league standings heading into week 14 play Thursday night:

 

 

 



























































































































2018 Thursday Night Co-Ed Volleyball League
Week 13
PlaceTeam NameWinsLosses
1CJ's 2360
2Tippy Canoe 2342
3Waterfront Mary's 2327
4Rouers 2297
5Richards 1267
6Richards 22412
7Massart's Garage1920
8Rouers 11818
9Rouers 31719
10Waterfront Mary's 11521
11Tippy Canoe 11320
12Why Lee's 21026
12Why Lee's 51026
14Why Lee's 3930
15CJ's 1732
16Why Lee's 1630
17Why Lee's 4432

 

Packers prepping for final home pre-season game

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers (1-0) will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) in preseason game No. 2 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. It is the first preseason contest between the two teams at Lambeau Field since 1996, a 24-17 Green Bay victory. Including the regular season, it is the fourth meeting between the two teams since 2013. Green Bay is 14-10-1 in the preseason against Pittsburgh.

 

The Packers opened the preseason with a 31-17 win over Tennessee last Thursday at Lambeau Field. It was fourth consecutive year Green Bay won the first preseason game it played. Green Bay has scored 20-plus points in four of the last five preseason contests.

 

The Packers have won six consecutive preseason home games and eight of the last nine preseason games played at Lambeau Field. Green Bay will take to the road for preseason game No. 3, traveling to California to face the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 p.m. CDT.

Brewers drop series against Braves

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Sunday afternoon. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee and went four innings allowing four earned runs. The rest of the bullpen got tagged with four earned runs in the game as well which made it a hard one to win.

Jesus Aguilar had a monster game in this one as he started off with a three-run shot in the fourth inning. He would follow that up with an RBI double in the fifth inning. It just wasn't quite enough though, as the Braves hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh to take the lead for good.


The Brewers will now have a day off Monday before they begin a series with the Cubs on Tuesday. First pitch will be thrown out at 1:20 at Wrigley Field.

High school action builds up to Friday's 2018/2019 entrance

By Tim Kowols       

For the first time since the end of May, high school athletics fans will have some competitions to go to later this week.

Monday marks the first time all fall sports programs will have practice with some programs starting earlier this month. The first time any team will compete locally will be Monday when Luxemburg-Casco girls golf hosts Denmark and Oconto Falls at Northbrook Country Club. Kewaunee girls tennis team travels to face Fox Valley Lutheran for their first match of the year on Wednesday, followed by a Thursday meet at Waupun.

Friday marks the first time since Sevastopol won their 8-Man Jamboree matchup that area teams took to the gridiron. Luxemburg-Casco hits the road for their first Northeast Conference matchup when they meet Denmark. In the MONLPC, Algoma heads to Chilton,  Kewaunee hosts Crivitz, Sturgeon Bay travels to Valders, Southern Door battles at Winneconne, and Gibraltar plays at home against Oneida Nation. Sevastopol's against Bowler has been canceled.

Coaching changes lead Gibraltar into 2018 season

By Tim Kowols       

Game planning for your first game is hard enough coming off of summer break, but looking for a new coach makes it even difficult for the Gibraltar Vikings. Assistant coach Jim Laughlin will take the lead after head coach Scott Biemeret resigned suddenly earlier this month to take a job at Southern Door High School. The Vikings look to build on last year's 5-4 record with potentially eight seniors coming back into the fold. Conference leaders Trevor Reinhardt (passing) and Alex Laughlin (receiving) are slated to lead an aerial attack that led the MONLPC-8 last season and finished 3rd in points scored.

105.1 The Viking will carry all nine games live this season, including this Friday's match-up against Oneida Nation.

Green Bay Bullfrogs era ends in 8-3 defeat to Wisconsin Rapids

By Tim Kowols       

Baseball fans in Green Bay will find themselves without a team in city limits once again after the Green Bay Bullfrogs ended their run at Joannes Stadium Sunday afternoon with an 8-3 loss to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. The Bullfrogs were down 6-0 before finally scratching across three runs in the sixth inning thanks to two errors and Alejandro Gonzalez testing the Rafters' relay ability by taking home on a throw from the catcher to second base. Sunday's game marked the last game the Bullfrogs will play at Green Bay's Joannes Stadium as they get ready to make the move to Ashwaubenon for their 2019 campaign. It was also the last time Northwoods League fans will see the team as the Green Bay Bullfrogs, which will rebrand as a part of their move to their new stadium.

Brewers rally back to beat Braves 4-2

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers rallied in the eight-inning to down the Atlanta Braves Saturday.  Ryan Braun's diving catch of a two-out ball hit by the Braves Ender Inciarte prevented Atlanta from taking a two-run lead.  When the Brewers came to bat in the eighth,  Christian Yelich got to first when Atlanta reliever Jesse Biddle dropped a toss from Freddie Freeman.  Lorenzo Cain also got a single.  Then a Mike Moustakas double allowed Yelich and Cain to score.  Catcher Erik Kratz delivered the other RBI knock, a one-out single off the glove of Dan Winkler.  The series continues in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.  Chase Anderson takes the mound for the Brewers against Sean William Newcomb.

 

Snappers best Timber Rattlers 7-3

By Terry Kovarik              

The Beloit Snappers scored five times in the bottom of the third inning against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Saturday night.   Beloit topped the Rattlers 7-3.

The Snappers took the lead early with five runs in the bottom of the third inning. The first two batters of the inning reached and Jesus Lage drove in the first run with a single. Nick Allen made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly. Later in the inning, Austin Beck doubled home a run and Hunter Hargrove drove in two with a single to put the Snappers up 5-0.

Beloit scored two runs in the fifth when the Rattlers Nelson Hernandez gave up a leadoff double to Nick Allen. Hernandez then walked the next batter.  Austin Beck and Hunter Hargrove combined with back-to-back RBI singles to make the score 7-0.

The Rattlers would score all three of their runs in the seventh when KJ Harrison singled, Zach Clark and Ken Corey walked to load the bases.   A single by Brent Diaz allowed Harrison and Clark to score.  A misplaced ball to center allowed Corey to score all the way from first base.

Beloit's win now gives the Snappers a 4-1/2 game lead over the Rattlers in the Wild Card race.

Titles up for grabs at The Hill Raceway--Friday race results

By Edward Anschutz     



Hill Raceway Race Report: There were 20 Sport Mods, 18 Street Stocks, 17 Stock Cars and 6 Baby Bombers. 






Billy LeMieux kept his title hopes alive with his 2nd feautre win of the season in the Stock Cars. Last week's winner John Anschutz jumped to the lead from his front row starting spot. Aaron Karcz was the first to challenge Anschutz for the top spot but a spin on lap 8 ended his mount with a caution. Bill LeMieux came to call on lap 9 using the high side to work his way around Anschutz.  LeMieux lead the rest of the way. Larry Karcz Jr placed second and was followed to the checker by point leader Brett Wenzel, Scott Reinhard and John Anschutz. 






As we head into the final point night Wenzel leads LeMieux by only 2 points. Reinahrdt sits 3rd in the standings just 3 back and Tom Brumlic is 4th 11 marks behind Wenzel. 






Mike Plate paced the opening lap of the Sport Mod main until Troy DeGrave raced by on the 2nd lap. DeGrave fell victim to Jeff "Pepe" Vlies a lap later. Vlies grabbed the top spot and dominated the remainder of the event, scoring a clean sweep along with his 3rd win of the season. Craig Dorner was second, Hall of Fame inductee Eugene Gregorich charged to a third-place finish, DeGrave took fourth and Bernie Reinhard completed the top five. 






Tom Stark leads the Sport Mod standings by 3 points over Dorner. Randy LeMieux Jr is 3rd 12 points back. Jarred Van Laanen and Jeff Vlies are tied for 4th 16 behind Stark. 






Dave DeGrave returned to victory lane with his 4th feature win of the season. DeGrave bested Matt Malvitz with 2 laps to go to score the clean sweep. Malvitz was caught in a wreck ending his best run of the season. Dan Van Pay scored a second place in his first visit of the season. Jeff Krauel had his best run of the year to place third, Nikki Carter was fourth and John Hill rounded out the top five.






DeGrave leads Kevin Luedtke by 11 points. 






Scott Schlafke made it 2-wins in a row as he led every lap of the Baby Bomber feature. Tony Everard kept the pressure on but had to settle for second place pay. Everard leads Schlafke by 9 points. 






The final point night will take place on Friday August 31st with racing at 7:00pm. There will be a non-point show on Saturday September 1st and the Modifieds will make they're long awaited arrival. Draw Redraw for all divisions and the Trailer Race of Destruction will conclude the Saturday show. Racing starts at 6:00pm  






HEAT & FEATURE RESULTS 






STOCK CAR FEATURE: Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Larry Karcz Jr., Pulaski; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; John Anschutz, Forestville






HEAT 1: Karcz; LeMieux 2) Aaron Karcz, Pulaski; Anschutz






SPORT MOD FEATURE: Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Craig Dorner, Brussels; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Troy DeGrave, Green Bay; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay






HEAT 1) Dorner; Randy Theys, Algoma 2) Vlies; John Koessl, Gills Rock 3) Mike Plate, Manitowoc; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg






STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Jeff Krauel, Carlsville; Nikki Carter, Greenleaf; John Hill, Sturgeon Bay






HEAT 1) DeGrave; Van Pay 2) Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Travis Lumaye, Sturgeon Bay






BABY BOMBER FEATURE: Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Scott Johnson, Green Bay; Bobby Sheldon, Rhinelander; Tory Peterson, Sturgeon Bay






HEAT 1) Schlafke; Everard 




Timber Rattlers comeback in ninth inning to beat Bees 7-6

By Paul Schmitt    

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Burlington Bees 7-6 Friday night in Grand Chute.  A wild pitch on strike three to T-Rat's Nic Pierre that scored three runs on an errant throw by Bee's catcher Keinner Pina ended the wild game.  Kenny Corey and Payton Henry scored to tie the game and Pierre followed as Wisconsin celebrated an unbelievable comeback victory.  The Timber Rattlers will now start a road trip beginning in Beloit tonight.

Brewers blown out by Braves 10-1

By Paul Schmitt    

Starting pitcher Freddie Peralta gave up three runs in the first inning and the Atlanta Braves cruised from there to hammer the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 Friday night at SunTrust Park.  Peralta (5-3)  gave up seven runs in just three innings and Milwaukee's offense could only manage one run with six hits for the game as the Brewers fell another game behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.  Jesus Aguilar singled in the only run for the Brewers in the sixth inning as Milwaukee started out their road trip with a loss to the East-leading Braves.  The two teams will play again tonight starting at 6:30 pm with Wade Miley pitching for the Brewers.

Brewers drop series to Padres

By Nick Freimuth    The San Diego Padres had just 44 wins entering a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers this week. They stole two from the National League Wild Card front-runners and won the series with an 8-4 win at Miller Park Thursday.

 

Lorenzo Cain set the table well from the lead-off spot tallying two hits in the series finale. Hernan Perez and Manny Pina also added two hits in the loss. Jonathan Schoop showed some signs as to why 'The Crew' traded for him Thursday with two RBI. The relievers struggled again, however. Corey Knebel who was automatic two years ago gave up four earned runs in the closer role to blow the game.

 

Milwaukee travels to Atlanta to open a three-game series with the Braves starting tonight at 6:35 PM.

Packers kick off 100th season with 31-17 win

By Nick Freimuth     The Green Bay Packers opted to hold out 18 players on their 90-man roster Thursday night against the Titans. The pre-season opener was filled with young players, penalty flags and extremely long lines at concession stands. Green Bay came from behind to beat the Titans 31-17. The combination of Brett Hundley, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle did enough to win the Bishop's Charities Game. In total, 74,098 fans filled the stands at Lambeau Field Thursday night.

 

Equanimeous St. Brown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, J'Mon Moore and Jake Kumerow were the Packers top receivers on the night. Brett Hundley finished the night 9/14 for 108 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Hundley's passer rating was 81.8. DeShone Kizer went 9/18 for 134 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. Kizer's passer rating was 74.8. (Boyle's stats were not available at time of publication)

 

Jamaal Williams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jake Kumerow each caught a touchdown pass. Joel Bouagnon scored the lone rushing touchdown of the game for the Packers.

 

Green Bay will look to run their exhibition schedule to (2-0) next Thursday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

 

 

 

Packers to play Bishop's Charities game tonight

By Nate LoCascio    Tonight marks another Green Bay preseason tradition: the Bishop's Charities Game. It was first played in 1961 after Vince Lombardi was approached by the Diocese of Green Bay about playing a charitable contest in Green Bay (the Shrine contest was a fixture in Milwaukee). The series enjoys its 58th contest this year and has raised more than $3.7 million. For more than 30 years, the church handled much of the game's business-related tasks, including game-program and advertising sales, using a network of volunteers covering 14 counties throughout northeastern Wisconsin. The Packers assumed many of those tasks beginning
in 1994.

 

The Packers are 32-24-1 all-time in the series. The Titans will be making their third appearance in the Bishop's Charities Game, having won both of the previous two games (2003 and 2006). Green Bay has won four consecutive contests and eight of the last nine games in the series, including a 24-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last year. Prior to that, the Packers had lost six consecutive Bishop's Charities contests. That six-game losing streak (2003-08) came on the heels of a 12-game winning streak (1991-2002) in the series.

 

Over the last three Bishop's Charities Games, the Packers have outscored their opponents, 116-45.

Brewers win in slug-fest at Miller Park 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 at Miller Park on Wednesday. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and went six innings strong only allowing three earned runs. After an early lead in the game, the bullpen managed to keep the Padres off the board to seal the win.

 

The slugfest began in the first inning when the Brewers hit three consecutive homers to put them ahead big. It was Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw, and Eric Thames all hitting bombs in the inning. Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich would tag on a solo shot each later in the game to add to the homer parade.




The Brewers will now continue their series with the Padres on Thursday. Junior Guerra will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 1:00.

Packers sign rookie linebacker

By Nate LoCascio   The Packers have signed linebacker James Crawford. The transaction was announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst. Crawford, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound rookie, played in 36 games during four seasons at the University of Illinois, recording 80 tackles (39 solo), 10.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defensed. He served as a team captain as a senior and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches. Crawford will wear No. 54 for the Packers.

Packers open the Pre-Season Thursday against the Titans

By Nate LoCascio   The Green Bay Packers will take on the Tennessee Titans in the preseason opener on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. For the second consecutive season, the Packers open the preseason at
home. Dating back to 2000, it is just the fifth time Green Bay has started the preseason on a Thursday (2005, 2012, 2015 2017). The Packers and Titans had previously opened the preseason against each other in 2014 in Tennessee.

 

It is the Titans' first preseason trip to Green Bay since playing in the finale in 2008. The Packers and Titans have faced off in the preseason nine times in the previous 16 years, including each preseason from 2002-09. This is preseason meeting No. 12 between the two organizations, with the Titans holding an 8-3 advantage.

 

The Packers will stay at home for their second preseason game, welcoming the Pittsburgh Steelers to Lambeau Field for Midwest Shrine Game at 7 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Brewers blow early four run lead in 11-5 loss to Padres

By Terry Kovarik    The Milwaukee Brewers started strong at Miller Park.  But after the second inning, the San Diego Padres took control to take the first game of a three-game homestand 11-5.  Jesus Aguilar and Mike Moustakas combined for a quick four-run lead.  Chase Anderson retired the first six Padres batters of the game. Those would be the high points for the Brewers.  San Diego's starting outfielders -- Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes -- hit home runs and combined for 10 RBIs. Margot drove in five runs from the leadoff spot. Reyes drove in three runs on three hits, including a go-ahead two-run double off Hader with two outs in the seventh.   The loss puts Milwaukee two-and-a-half games behind the NL Central Division-leading Chicago Cubs.

Packers place Johnson & Ryan on I.R.

By Nate LaCascio   The Green Bay Packers have signed running back Akeem Judd, placed linebackers Jake Ryan and C.J. Johnson on injured reserve, and released guard Ethan Cooper. The transactions were announced Monday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Judd (5-11, 225) is a second-year player who was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Mississippi on May 15, 2017. After being waived/injured by the Titans, he spent time on the practice squad and active roster of the New York Jets before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 30, 2017. Judd was released by the Jets on May 4, 2018. He will wear No. 36 for the Packers.

Late inning rally falls short for Brewers in 5-4 loss to Rockies

By Terry Kovarik              

Despite scoring three runs in the ninth inning that helped the Milwaukee Brewers tie Sunday's game 4-4,  Nolan Arenado's single home run in the eleventh inning gave the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 win over the Brewers.  Miscues by Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino and catcher Tom Murphy almost put victory in the Brewers hands. After Mike Moustakas hit his first Brewers home run, Ryan Braun reached on catcher's interference with one out. Erik Kratz struck out swinging with two outs but reached because the pitch got past Murphy.  After Orlando Arcia's RBI double scored Braun, Kratz scored and tied the game on a wild pitch.  But Arenado's solo home put it away for Colorado.  The Brewers are now one game behind the NL Central Division-leading Chicago Cubs.

Packers sign Cowboys Linebacker

By Nate LoCascio     The Green Bay Packers claimed linebacker James Hearns off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Saturday. Hearns, 6-2, 265, was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Louisville by the Cowboys on April 30 and was released on Aug. 3. He played in 39 games with 21 starts for the Cardinals and recorded 97 tackles, 17.5 sacks, 28 tackles for a loss, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five pass deflections. As a senior in 2017, Hearns tied for the team lead with seven sacks. He will wear No. 49 for the Packers.

Timber Rattlers topple Lumber Kings 9-2

By Terry Kovarik              

Christian Taugner struck out seven batters and allowed five hits to pick up his seventh win as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers down the Clinton Lumber Kings 9-2 in Clinton, Iowa.  The Rattlers took a seven-run lead in the third, fourth and fifth innings.  That included a two-run homer by Eddie Silva in the fourth.  The Kings managed to get only one run in the sixth inning and the other in the ninth inning.    The Timber Rattlers and LumberKings will play a doubleheader on Sunday to make up a game that was rained out in Wisconsin on July 1.

Brewers shake Rockies 8-4

By Terry Kovarik              

Freddy Peralta got off to another rough start but managed to hold the Colorado Rockies to two hits and two walks, while striking out eight batters over six innings to give the Milwaukee Brewers and 8-4 win on Saturday.
Peralta had a 31-pitch first inning before the home crowd at Miller Park.   But Peralta got a huge helping hand in the second on a grand slam by Travis Shaw and a solo homer from Hernan Perez to take the lead 6-0.  The Brewers and Rockies face off again this afternoon for the finale of the series.

Transporting your Kayak--Series V

By Bill Schultz-- guest correspondent   

When I talk with potential kayak anglers, after asking what type of fishing and where they plan to fish, I always ask them how they plan to transport their fishing kayak.  Many have thought about it, but, many have not.

 

Most traditional sit-on-top fishing kayaks are going to weigh 65 to 90 pounds without the seat. And, self-propelled boats will weigh closer to 100 or more pounds.  With kayak fishing and kayaking in general taking off, all the top companies have developed great roof rack systems for your car, van or SUV.  Some even have lifts that will assist you in getting your kayak on top. If you have a truck, you're all set and can put the kayak in the bed, and if your kayak is longer, attach an extension that fits in a trailer hitch. There's something out there for everyone.

 

In 2010 I began using the Malone MicroSport trailer. This has made the transport of my fishing kayaks extremely easy, and, in many cases it is so nice to just back the trailer to the water at a ramp and slide the kayak into the water.  These trailers are lightweight and can be pulled by small vehicles.  Many times, you can get close to the water, but will then need to get the kayak from the vehicle to the water. This is when using a lightweight two-wheel cart that you strap the kayak might be necessary, especially if you are alone.

 

So, when buying that fishing or recreational kayak, be sure to consider how you plan to transport it.  The outfitter you are dealing with will be a great resource and likely have products to look at. As always, if you have any questions, please email me at kayakfishingwisconsin@gmail.com

Shanty Days 5K continues to pick up the pace after 25 years

By Tim Kowols       

Celebrating its silver anniversary next weekend, the Shanty Days 5K has been gold for the city and the area running community. Former Algoma cross country coach Jerry Matuszek started the race back in 1993 before turning the reins over to Rob and Jody Anderson. According to Rob Anderson, the race went from near extinction to thriving with over 500 participants last year. He credits a dramatic course change from the industrial park to the lakefront and implementing technology like chip timing and online registration to its growth. Anderson says even more important than the health benefits for the participants are the smiles he sees on their faces when they finish. He credits a random appearance by an unknown person dressed as Spider-Man for helping their Kids Superhero Race grow.



Both events take place next Saturday morning near the Algoma Marina.

 

Click here to register

Thames puts Rockies on ice in 5-3 Brewers win

By Tim Kowols       

Eric Thames gave the Milwaukee Brewers its eighth walk-off win of the season Friday night in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Newly acquired Mike Moustakas opened the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. The Rockies would answer with a pair of homers by Trevor Story in the fifth inning and Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth. Christian Yelich answered Gonzalez's two-run homer with his own solo blast in the bottom half of the inning, setting the stage for Thames' heroics in the ninth. Thames hit a booming, two-out, three-run round-tripper to end the game after Jesus Aguilar and Travis Shaw drew crucial walks. The Brewers and the Rockies return to action at Miller Park beginning at 6:10 p.m. Freddy Peralta takes the hill for the Brewers while Tyler Anderson has the ball for the Rockies.

Three teams look to keep pace in Door County Baseball League action Sunday

By Tim Kowols       

Three teams look to keep separation from the rest of the pack when Door County Baseball League action returns Sunday. Coming off 16-1 drubbing of Maplewood, Sister Bay can stay on top of the standings with a win at Institute. Chasing Sister Bay are Washington Island and Egg Harbor, each hosting home games Sunday. The Islanders face West Jacksonport and the Indians battle Maplewood. Baileys Harbor will travel to Kolberg in the other DCBL matchup. All games start on at 1:30 p.m.

Packers set for Family Night

By Tim Kowols       

On the same day the legendary offensive lineman Jerry Kramer gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his past play, a full Lambeau Field will get a chance to see its future when the annual Family Night scrimmage kicks off. The Packers will run through its usual practice schedule with the only major difference being the pomp and circumstance surrounding a game day atmosphere. Players will first step out onto the field at 6:30 p.m. for introductions and warm-ups and come back at 7:30 p.m. for practice. According to the Packers, it will be the 12th time in 18 years the family-friendly event has been sold out.

Green Bay men's basketball adds more home games to the Kress

By Tim Kowols       

What was once reserved for exhibitions and special events is becoming more of the norm for the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team. The program announced Friday it would play five of its contests at the Kress Center, the on-campus facility that plays host to the Green Bay women's basketball and volleyball. The bulk of its Kress Center schedule consists of programs Division II or lower. Indiana State, visiting November 9, is the only Division I school playing at the Kress. Northern Illinois and Belmont make up the balance of their home non-conference schedule. Both games and the Horizon League schedule will be played at the Resch Center.

Timber Rattlers swat Bees in 10 innings 5-4

By Tim Kowols       

Much like its big brother in Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers showed its flair for the dramatic Friday night with a 5-4 extra-inning win over the visiting Burlington Bees. The see-saw affair saw the Timber Rattlers take leads in the second, sixth, and seventh innings, only to relinquish the lead to the Bees a short while later. The Timber Rattlers were finally able to win on an RBI single by Tristen Lutz. Matt Hardy picked up the win for the Timber Rattlers, who head to Clinton for a four-game series against the Clinton Lumberkings in Iowa.

Bullfrogs sweep Rivets with 6-2 win

By Tim Kowols       

For the second straight game, the Green Bay Bullfrogs came from behind to beat the Rockford Rivets, this time 9-5 to earn the sweep. Down 2-0 in the sixth inning, the comeback started with a five-run seventh inning highlighted by RBI hits by Preston Pavlica, Blaise Maris, and Alejandro Gonzalez. Jason Applegate earned the win for the Bullfrogs, who come back to Green Bay Saturday for a home-and-home series against the Lakeshore Chinooks.

Reinhardt, Schlafke and an Anschutz duo first at the fair

By The Hill Raceway   

Bernie Reinhardt and Ed Anschutz, two of the winningest drivers in Sturgeon Bay racing history, both scored feature wins at the Door County Fair, highlighting racing action at The Hill Raceway Thursday night.

Reinhardt's win in the Sport Mods was the 26th of his career, while Anschutz did him one better, winning for the 27th time by capturing his 7th in the Street Stock division.

Joining them in victory lane were John Anschutz in the Stock Cars and Scott Schlafke in the Baby Bombers.

For John Anschutz, it was his second win in the division in less than a week as he also topped the class on Sunday night.

The Sunday night win was a thriller, going right down to the wire. Thursday's was nearly as intense as title contenders Billy LeMieux and Brett Wenzel chased him for the duration. Anschutz led from the drop of the green, as he, LeMieux, Wenzel and Karly Stadler broke from the pack.

Gaining a slight advantage late as LeMieux and Wenzel battled for second, he was able to edge away at the checker to record his 4th career Sturgeon Bay Stock Car win, with LeMieux second and Wenzel third.

Dave Bouche charged up from his 9th row starting spot to pass Stadler late for fourth. Stadler recorded her best Hill feature finish placing fifth.

Reinhardt used an inside move on the 4th lap to take the top spot from Brian Lackie. He led the rest of the race, but was chased the entire way by Aaron Butterbrodt.

Butterbrodt was never more than 2-3 car lengths behind the leader for the duration, but Reinhardt kept control of the preferred line the entire way, never allowing Butterbrodt to pull even.

Jeff Vlies tracked down the lead duo, but without a caution to close the gap sooner, he ran out of time before he could make a play for the lead. Defending champ Craig Dorner remained in title contention with a fourth place run while point leader Tom Stark continued his solid season with a fifth place run, his 5th straight top ten finish.

Bad luck bit Ed Anschutz in his first two runs this year, so this time he left nothing to chance.

He grabbed the lead at the drop of the green, and after two early cautions, build an insurmountable margin over the division's title contenders who eventually worked their way to the front of the pack.

Kevin Luedtke grabbed second on lap six with point leader Dave DeGrave moving into third five laps later. Without any late cautions to slow him down, Anschutz cruised away to his first win of the season. Behind Luedtke and DeGrave, Ford Malvitz finished fourth with Jeremy Dubois rallying from the 6th row to place fifth.

The 27th win by Anschutz moved back into the all-time top ten win list, tying Dan Ratajczak and Dave Bouche for the 10th spot.

Schlafke led the Baby Bomber feature from lap one as the Everards – Tony and T.J.- battled side by side for second right behind him.

T.J. gained a slight edge on Tony for second as the trio raced into the final turn. But once there, hard contact with the leader sent Schlafke spinning with the checker in sight.

Officials ruled that T.J caused the incident and Schlafke was award the win, his first of the year and second career at the Hill.

Racing resumes Friday evening August 10th with all four regular divisions back in action for Hall of Fame night.

The Hill Raceway is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay's east side, with racing set to get underway Friday at 7:00PM. For updates, check The Hill Raceway's page on Facebook.

The Hill Raceway results 8/2/2018

Stock Car Feature: John Anschutz, Forestville – Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay - Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc – Dave Bouche, Algoma –Karly Stadler, Oshkosh – Scott Reinhardt, Bailey Harbor

Heat 1: Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow – Dave Schmidt, Casco

Heat 2: Wenzel – Tom Brumlic, Denmark

Heat 3: Anschutz – Larry Karcz, Jr, Pulaski

Sport Mod Feature: Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay – Aaron Butterbrodt, Hubertus – Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee - Craig Dorner, Brussels - Tom Stark, Egg Harbor – Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg

Heat 1: Vlies – George Henkel, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 2: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay - Reinhardt

Street Stock Feature: Ed Anschutz, Two Rivers – Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay - Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg – Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay – Jeremy Dubois, Sturgeon Bay – Chad Naze, Green Bay

Heat 1: Anschutz - Luedtke

Heat 2: DeGrave – John Hill, Sturgeon Bay

Baby Bomber Feature: Scott Schlafke, Cleveland – Tony Everard, Green Bay – Trevor Vandehei, Seymour – Tory Peterson, Sturgeon Bay - Adam Goldman, Sturgeon Bay – T.J. Everard, Green Bay

Heat 1: T.J. Everard - Tony Everard

Badgers football to open season ranked seventh

By Tim Kowols       

The nation's coaches think a lot of the Wisconsin Badgers football team after they went 13-1 last year, including an undefeated regular season. The Amway Coaches Poll ranked the Wisconsin Badgers seventh in the nation Thursday, the second-highest Big Ten team in the poll, which featured four conference foes in the top 15. Alabama tops the coaches poll and is followed by Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, and Oklahoma. The Badgers open their 2018 campaign against Western Kentucky on August 31.

Brewers drop game three in LA 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night 6-4 in extra innings. Chase Anderson started on the bump for the Brewers and went perfect through four before allowing two solo shots in the fifth inning. Matt Albers would eventually take the loss in his first game back on a walk-off homer.

The bats were somewhat quiet in this game for Milwaukee. Lorenzo Cain had a big night at the plate going 3x4 with two runs scored. Manny Pina also went 3x4 in the game. It just wasn't quite enough to keep pace with the slugging Dodgers in this one.



The Brewers will now continue their series against the Dodgers on Thursday. Jhoulys Chacin will get his name called in the rotation. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 PM CST.

Football heads to practice as local athletes count final days of summer

By Tim Kowols       

Classes may not begin for another month, but it was back to school for the area's seven high school football teams on Wednesday. August 1 marked the earliest football teams in the state could head back to the practice field before their first games the weekend of August 17. Girls golf is set to begin practices on August 6 while tennis and swimming athletes have until August 7 before they report. All other fall sports begin their practices officially on August 13.

Packers Family Night Sold Out

By Katie Hermsen    All available tickets for "Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health" have been sold, the organization reported Tuesday. More than 78,000 tickets for the Aug. 4 event have been distributed. This year's sellout marks the 12th time in its 18 years the event has sold all available tickets. Family Night this year will again feature 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, with a game-like atmosphere including the use of the video boards, gameday music and a fireworks show at the end of the night. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., and the team will be introduced on the field at 7:30 p.m.


Activities include the popular "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 Family Night Picnic also returns and the spectacular Fireworks Show will conclude the night. Parking for the event will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the 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 canceled.



The entire training camp schedule can be found at https://www.packers.com/training-camp/practice-schedule.

DCY Swim Off To A Great Start At Nationals

By Nick Freimuth   The DCY Swim has two of its swimmers competing at the YMCA Long Course Nationals at the University of Maryland this week.


Stella Kersebet, a Gibraltar senior, went into the 200 breast stroke Tuesday seeded 57th. She swam a personal record time by trimming 1.5 seconds off her previous best time and came out 48th. Wednesday started with the 50 breast stroke. Kersebet finished 29th and dropped a half second off her personal best time.

 

Brock Aune, a junior at Southern Door, went into the 200 breast stroke seeded 51st and dropped an incredible 5.5 seconds off his previous personal best time to finish 26th. Aune just missed the finals, where the top 24 swim for a chance at the podium. Wednesday started off extremely well for Aune. He finished 15th in the 50 dropping a half a second off his previous best time. He will swim in the B Heat Finals tonight in the 50 breast stroke.

 

Coach Mike McHugh said what is best about their first day competing at Nationals is that these are their worst race events.

Brewers acquire 2nd baseman Schoop from Orioles

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers went right down to the closing moments of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.  When it passed, the Brewers acquired 2nd basement Johnathon Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles, in exchange for  Jonathan Villar and pitching prospect Luis Ortiz and infield prospect Jean Carmona.  Schoop was an All-Star and garnered some MVP Award votes in 2017, when he slashed .293/.338/.503 with 32 home runs and 105 RBIs.

Brewers edge Dodgers in second of four-game series 1-0

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers bested the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Tuesday in Los Angeles.   The 1-0 win put the Brewers in first place in the National League Central Division.  Lorenzo Cain proved to be Milwaukee's defensive and offensive star of the evening.  He drove in the Brewers only run on a double in the third inning.  Cain also saved a run from scoring in the seventh inning by catching the Dodgers Cody Bellinger's high fly ball at the centerfield wall.  That preserved the win for Wade Miley who threw seven shutout innings and gave up only two Dodger hits.  Both teams face off again tonight for the third game of the series.

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