Sports Archives for 2018-09

Packers shutout Bills 22-0

By Nick Freimuth   The Packers defense dominated the Buffalo Bills and their rookie quarterback Josh Allen at Lambeau Field Sunday. A 22-0 victory was the first time Green Bay held an opponent scoreless since a 2010 shutout of the New York Jets.

 

Green Bay's defense forced three turnovers and tallied seven sacks against the Bills. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Jaire Alexander each had an interception in the game. Kenny Clark forced and recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter to preserve the shutout. The Bills were held to just 145 yards of total offense.

 

Aaron Rodgers did not have a banner day as he was under constant pressure and took some big hits. Rodgers finished 22/40 passing for one touchdown and one interception. Green Bay tallied 141 rushing yards as a team.

 

The Packers travel to Detroit to take on the Lions at noon next Sunday from Ford Field.

End of Wilkerson's season leads to roster shuffle

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers signed CB Tony  Brown to the active roster from the practice squad, signed DL Deon Simon to the practice squad and placed DL Muhammad Wilkerson on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Brown, a 6-foot, 199-pound rookie, was signed to the Packers practice squad on Sept. 3. He was originally signed by the Los Angeles Chargers out of the University of Alabama on May 11, but was released on Sept. 1. In four seasons, Brown played in 51 games for the Crimson Tide, posting 89 tackles (58 solo), 4.5 tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, three interceptions, a half-sack and a forced fumble. He was awarded special teams player of the week six times by the Alabama coaching staff. Brown also competed in track and field for the Crimson Tide.



Simon, a 6-foot-4, 332-pound second-year player out of Northwestern State (La.), was originally selected in the seventh round (No. 223 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He spent most of 2015-17 on either the practice squad or active roster of the Jets. Simon appeared in 16 games with one start for the Jets, recording 28 tackles (20 solo), 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed. After being released by the Jets following training camp, he spent the first three weeks of this season on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before being released on Sept. 25. Simon will wear No. 79 for the Packers.

Run wild in Potawatomi State Park and help some friends

By Terry Kovarik              

Wildlife is common in Potawatomi State Park and with October 6th approaching all eyes will be on the two-legged species better known as marathoners. The Friends of Potawatomi State Park will host its the annual "Run Wild" fundraiser. Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender says there are running or walking options for everyone.

 



 

Proceeds from past "Run Wild" events have helped fund a park naturalist, monitor and control invasive plant species and resurfaced playground areas with wood fiber. For more information on registration click here.

Rodgers and Cobb among five Packers questionable against Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field

By Terry Kovarik              

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are among five players who are questionable to start for Sunday's match against the Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field.

Cobb is facing a hamstring issue.  Aaron Rodgers, who's still nursing a knee injury,  took team snaps during his return to padded practice on Thursday.

Among other Packers players who are questionable for Sunday:  cornerback Kevin King with a groin injury, linebacker Nick Perry for a concussion and safety Josh Jones with an ankle injury. On the offensive line, the Packers removed right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who has been treated for a back ailment, from the injury report.

Brewers tie Cubs for NL Central with 6-5 win over Tigers

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs now stand tied for First Place in the National League Central Division after the Brewers edged the Detroit Tigers 6-5 at Miller Park Saturday.  Christian Yelich continued to make a strong case for Triple Crown honors with two home runs, one of them a two-run shot in the third and a tie breaker in the seventh.  The Brewers and Tigers wrap up the regular season this afternoon.  The Brewers tied with the Chicago Cubs for the division lead when the Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon.  The Cubs and Cards wrap up their regular season this afternoon.

Eagles win big on homecoming 

By Brett Kinnard    The Eagles take care of the Peshtigo Bulldogs 42-22 in a conference matchup. The players came out with a lot of energy surrounding homecoming.

After no one scored in the first quarter, Southern Door opened up the second quarter with two touchdown drives. It was a 49-yard touchdown pass from Daoust to LeCaptain and then a three-yard touchdown by LeCaptain. A one-yard touchdown rush by Daoust would put Southern Door up 20-7 at half.



In the second half, it was all Southern Door again. The Eagles put up 22 points in the half on three touchdown scampers by LeCaptain. It was a huge conference win for the Eagles. LeCaptain led the way with five total touchdowns in the game on 265 yards from the ground. Kyle Daoust had two total touchdowns on the night and a pick.



Southern Door will now travel across the bridge to Sturgeon Bay to take on their rivals in their next conference game. The Door County Medical pregame show will begin at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7. Join Tyler Dantoin and me on 102.1 for the call.

Oconto tops Sturgeon Bay 33-6 on 103.3 The Clipper

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay played their closest game of the season Friday night in Oconto on 103.3 FM The Clipper. A 33-6 loss dropped the Clippers to (0-6) on the season. Reece Nellis was the player of the game for Sturgeon Bay. He played more than a handful of positions including running back where he rushed for the longest play from scrimmage for the Clippers on the season. A 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter tied the game at 6-6. He later threw a 40-plus yard pass to Hunter Moore to keep a Clipper comeback bid alive.

 

Oconto earned their first conference win behind a three-touchdown game from Zach Sherman. The Blue Devils defense held the Clippers to just one first-half first down and 154 yards of total offense.

 

The Clippers now enter homecoming week where they will host Southern Door next Friday night at Memorial Field. Our broadcast on 103.3 will begin with Coach Jim Adams at 6:30 PM for the Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show.

Spartans pound Truckers 57-0 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans rolled to an easy 57-0 victory over the Clintonville Truckers in a North Eastern Conference football game Friday night in Clintonville.

 

It did not take long for the Spartans to take control of the game as Lance Tebon ran for a 41 yard touchdown run on the game's first offensive play.  John Larson kicked a 28 yard field goal on L-C's second drive and quarterback Garritt Aissen hit Ian Doell for a 25 yard score with 3:04 left in the first quarter to take a 16-0 lead.  The Spartans added four more touchdowns in the second quarter to take  43-0 lead into halftime and never looked back.

 

A continuous clock in the second half made for a quick game as L-C scored on runs by Reece Worachek and Jonas Otradovec to complete the scoring for the night.  Luxemburg-Casco outgained Clintonville 459 to 78 in total yards.  The Spartan defense only allowed two first downs in the whole game and forced eight punts by the Truckers.

 

Aissen finished 8-12 in passing for 162 yards and three touchdowns while Colton Worachek led a balanced Spartans rushing attack with 77 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (4-2, 4-3 overall) will now return home to face the undefeated Wrightstown Tigers (7-0) next Friday night in a game that will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM and streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  A win by the Spartans will make them playoff eligible for the sixth consecutive season.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call from the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex.

 

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

Gibraltar falls to Oakfield 70-34 on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

Gibraltar's defense struggled to get off the field and ultimately paid the price in a 70-34 loss to the Oakfield Oaks Friday night on 105.1 The Viking.  The Vikings and the Oaks traded scores in their opening drives, led by a one-yard touchdown rush by Trevor Reinhardt. Alex Laughlin would add a couple scores of his own in the first half. The Oaks' Javaun Mielke, Mike Kottke, and Jacob Cedar had first-half rushing touchdowns, but the momentum stopping play was a kickoff return for a score by Andre Artiles right after a long one by Laughlin. Cedar would open the second half with a touchdown before the Vikings scored on two straight drives capped off by visits to the endzone by Andras Szakala and Laughlin. The Oaks would cap off their Homecoming festivities with three straight touchdown drives. The Vikings return home next week to Fish Creek to host their own homecoming game against Wausaukee. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with pregame beginning at 6:30 p.m. on 105.1 The Viking.

Sevastopol remains undefeated in conference, shuts out Lena St. Thomas Aquinas

By Tyler Campbell                     

The Sevastopol Pioneers continued its dominant play with a 65-0 victory over Lena St. Thomas Aquinas. This marks the 3rd consecutive week that the Pioneers have reached the 60 point mark. The Pioneers defense played a large role in Friday nights win with 8 sacks and forcing 5 turnovers. Nathan Stenzel led the offense again with multiple passing touchdowns including ones to Max Krohn and Alex Krause. Krohn also contributed on special teams with a blocked punt at the Lena St. Thomas goal line. Sevastopol will now travel to Gillett in their next conference game. The Door County Medical pregame show will begin at 6:30 pm with kickoff at 7 pm. Tyler Campbell and Lance Beyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU.

Sturgeon Bay co-op swim team winning big

By Jen Lenius    The Sturgeon Bay Co-Op Girls Swim team had a busy week with two meets.  On Tuesday they traveled to Wittenberg to swim against the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Lady Charges and won by 100 points.

 

 

Last night Sturgeon Bay had their first home meet of the season against the New London Bulldogs.  After a rocky start, Sturgeon Bay ended up winning the meet 116 to 54 against a New London team that has one of the largest teams in our conference.  Coach Dave Bubnik said he was proud of how hard these young ladies mentally got back into the meet after a difficult start to bring home another win to their record this season.

 

 

The girls swim team now has the week off to practice hard to prepare for their next meet on October 11th at home.

Door & Kewaunee Volleyball Thursday night results

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay won a close match with N.E.W. Lutheran Thursday night in five games (26-24, 16-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11). Outside hitters Koko Hartzell and Hailey DeGrave each played exceptionally well. Hartzel tallied 14 kills, three aces and three blocks. DeGrave added 18 kills and two 2 aces. Katie Frank led the Clippers by setting 26 assists. Lauren Alger pitched in with 13 set assists. Kasia Klotz finished with seven kills, four aces and four blocks. Sturgeon Bay Coach Stacy Judas said, "We played with a little hesitation the first three sets, but as we've seen this team do again and again, they refocused and dug in to see the match through to victory."

 

Sevastopol was swept (20-25, 21-25, 22-25) at Peshtigo Thursday. Steph Bemmann was the leading attacker with six kills and four blocks. Rebekah Andreae added five kills and three blocks. Mya Ploor played a very solid game all around with five kills and 18 digs.



 

Luxemburg-Casco topped Clintonville three games to one in varsity volleyball Thursday (25-9, 25-8, 25-13). Bekah Day had an amazing 28 assists and four aces. Kenzie Hanson and Cassie Schiltz each tallied eight kills. Megan Sternard chipped in five digs and five aces. The win pushes L-C to (15-16) on the season and (4-2) in the conference. Coach Jeff Frey said, "I like the energy our girls played with tonight and I thought we stayed focused.  It was a good night after a tough one on Tuesday night."

 

If your school's volleyball (or any sport) results are not being seen on DoorCountyDailyNews.com please ask your coaches to email results to freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com. Gibraltar, Algoma, Southern Door nor Kewaunee volleyball coaches have sent us any results yet this season.

Southern Door Football takes on Peshtigo on 102.1 Tonight

By Brett Kinnard     The Southern Door Eagles will take on Peshtigo for Homecoming tonight as they try to put an exclamation point on homecoming week. Tune in for the Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show with head coach Ryan Zuehlke at 6:30 PM with kickoff beginning at the top of the hour. So have your dial set to 102.1 FM on Friday night as Tyler Dantoin and I will have the call from Southern Door. The Eagles are (2-1) in conference and (3-3) overall. Peshtigo is (6-0) overall and (3-0) in conference.

Sturgeon Bay Football at Oconto tonight on 103.3 FM

By Nick Freimuth    Someone will win their first conference game of the season tonight when Sturgeon Bay travels to Oconto on 103.3 'The Clipper.' The Blue Devils won their first game of the season against Rosholt in a non-conference matchup but have lost all five games since. Sturgeon Bay is winless on the season at (5-0). The door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show will begin at 6:30 PM with Coach Jim Adams. Kickoff will follow at 7:00 PM when Mary Donaldson joins me, Nick Freimuth, for the call of exciting Sturgeon Bay Football on 103.3 FM.

Gibraltar faces another tough road test at Oakfield on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

For the second week in a row, the Gibraltar Vikings will face a team that went undefeated in 2017, including a win in the WIAA 8-man Jamboree. The Vikings travel to Oakfield Friday to face the Oaks, a replacement game to substitute their canceled contest against Bowler-Gresham.

Gibraltar stuck with Newman Catholic for a quarter in last week's 63-34 loss but did not have any answers for Kasey Kaliface, who added a defensive score to his five other touchdowns. Despite the tough day through the air, Trevor Reinhardt was able to engineer five scoring drives, capitalizing a couple times on his own using his legs and on a 55-yard trick play from the arm of Luke Steebs.

Like the Vikings, the Oaks suffered their first loss of the season last week, losing to Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 42-24 after shutting them out 51-0 in Week 1 of the season. On paper, Oakfield appears to be a running team led by Javaun Mielke, who has over 800 yards rushing on the season with 13 touchdowns. Jacob Cedar lines up behind center for the Oaks, throwing for seven touchdowns and adding another three on the ground.

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

Sevastopol hosts Lena St. Thomas Aquinas on 104.1 WRLU

By Tyler Campbell                     

The Sevastopol Pioneers will play host to the Wildcats of Lena St. Thomas Aquinas in a MONLPC conference game Friday night. Sevastopol (5-0, 6-1 overall) put up their second consecutive game of 60 plus points in a 60-12 victory vs Menominee Indian last week in Keshena. The pregame show on WRLU 104.1 FM begins at 6:30 pm with Head Coach Ron Frank with kickoff set for 7 pm from Sevastopol High School. Tyler Campbell will have the play-by-play of the game that will also be streamed live on on DoorCountyDailyNews.com

Spartans battle Truckers in Clintonville tonight on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans take on the Clintonville Truckers in a North Eastern Conference football game Friday night in Clintonville.  The Spartans (3-2, 3-3 overall) are coming off a heartbreaking 21-13 homecoming loss to the Freedom Irish last week.  Clintonville (0-6, 0-6 overall) lost to Marinette 28-7 and are still looking for their first win of the season.  Luxemburg-Casco needs to win two of their next three games to become playoff eligible.  The pregame show on WBDK 96.7 FM with Coach Dillon Maney is set for 6:30 pm with kick off from Clintonville High School at 7 pm.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the play-by-play of the game that will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

(photo of Spartan Dakota Robinson from last year's 44-14 win over Clintonville in Luxemburg courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Packers play at home for third time in September Sunday

By Nate Lo Cascio     The (1-1-1) Green Bay Packers will host the (1-2) Buffalo Bills Sunday at Lambeau Field with kickoff scheduled for noon. Green Bay is (4-2) all-time at home against Buffalo, including wins in each of the last three contests. All six games between the two clubs in Wisconsin have been decided by 10-plus points.

 

The Bills' last trip to Lambeau Field came in 2010, a 34-7 win by the Packers. Regardless of location, it is only the third time the two teams have played in the month of September, with Buffalo winning at home in 2000
and Green Bay winning at home in 2010. While it is the second consecutive season the Packers have opened with three of the first four games at home, it marks just the eighth time since 1990 (2012, 1999, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1990).

Brewers clinch postseason

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 2-1. They completed the series sweep against the division rivals. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump and went five innings of one-run ball. Jeremy Jeffries would come in to shut the door in the ninth and earn his 13th save of the season.

 

The Brewers were able to just get enough runs across in this game. It was Travis Shaw singling in both runs in the game to give Milwaukee all the run support they would need. They would never look back as they won the game and popped champagne afterward to celebrate. It is their first postseason birth in seven years.



Milwaukee now sits a half game back in the division. They have three games to go on the season with the division still in sight. They finish off with a weekend series against the Tigers on Friday.

State Parks in Door County prepare for fall firearms deer hunt

By Terry Kovarik              

Archery deer hunting season is already underway at Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay and firearms deer hunting is close at hand. Hunting is allowed in selected areas of the park well away from campgrounds to reduce the risk of injuries to campers. Potawatomi State Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender says each park also has its own rules on the types of weapons used.

 

 



 

Potawatomi State Park does allow standard deer rifles in its designated hunting areas during the nine-day firearms season.

Packers injury report balloons heading into week 4

By Nick Freimuth   It took until week four of the NFL season this year for the Packers injury report to balloon. That's progress compared to the last five seasons. After Wednesday's practice, the team listed eight on the walking wounded list. The list does not include Davon House who was placed on injured reserve and likely done for the season. However, the team can designate two players to return after eight weeks on the list. It marks the first time of his short tenure in Green Bay that Jimmy Graham appears on the injury report. Graham's knee injury kept him out of practice entirely on Wednesday. Here is a look at both the Packers and Bills reports released by each team following practice this afternoon:

 

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Bryan Bulaga, T - Back - Limited Participation
Jimmy Graham, TE - Knee - Did Not Participate
Josh Jones, S - Ankle - Limited Participation
Kevin King, CB - Groin - Did Not Participate
Justin McCray, G - Shoulder - Did Not Participate
Nick Perry, LB - Concussion - Did Not Participate
Aaron Rodgers, QB - Knee - Did Not Participate
Muhammad Wilkerson, DL - Ankle - Did Not Participate

 

BUFFALO BILLS

Lorenzo Alexander, LB - Rest - Did Not Participate
Charles Clay, TE - Shoulder / Hip - Limited Participation
Phillip Gaines, CB - Elbow Full Participation
Micah Hyde, S - Toe - Limited Participation
Shaq Lawson, DE - Hamstring - Limited Participation
LeSean McCoy, RB - Rib - Limited Participation
Marcus Murphy, RB - Rib - Limited Participation
Trent Murphy, DE - Ankle - Limited Participation
Kyle Williams, DT - Rest - Did Not Participate

Packers make Breeland signing official, House to I.R.

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Bashaud Breeland and placed cornerback Davon House on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

(BUSH-aud) Breeland, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound fifth-year player out of Clemson, was originally selected in the fourth round (No. 102 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In four seasons with Washington (2014-17), he played in 60 games with 57 starts, recording 267 tackles (210 solo), eight interceptions, 60 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a sack. He also returned an interception for a touchdown and averaged 20.5 yards on 11 kickoff returns. Breeland will wear No. 26 for the Packers.

Yelich Cements MVP Status in 12-4 win over Cardinals

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 12-4. Gio Gonzalez started on the bump and went four innings of three-run baseball. Taylor Williams would eventually come in relief to pick up his first win of the season. The Brewers were easily able to get some run support across in this game. Ryan Braun launched two bombs in the game to give Milwaukee a cushy lead. NL MVP candidate, Christian Yelich, had six RBI's in the game. Including a bomb to finish out the game. Milwaukee now sits a half game back in the division. They have four games to go on the season as they just surpassed 91 wins. First pitch will be thrown out at 6:00 tonight with Jhoulys Chacin taking the mound. It will be an exciting finish for Brewer baseball!

Sturgeon Bay & Luxemburg-Casco volleyball fall Tuesday

By Nick Freimuth   The battle of the "unbeatens" in Packerland Conference volleyball was a clean sweep for Oconto over Sturgeon Bay last night (25-23, 25-17, 25-23). Katie Frank set up the offense with 14 set assists and added four kills. Koko Hartzell smashed 10 kills and two aces. Hailey DeGrave added 12 kills. Lauren Alger contributed 10 set assists in the loss. Clippers Coach Stacy Judas said, "We played toe-to-toe with Oconto in the first and third, but a few too many unforced errors at the service line took us out of our rhythm."

 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco varsity volleyball team got beat at Wrightstown (25-21, 10-25, 25-11, 25-19). The loss dropped the Spartans to (14-16) overall and (4-2) in conference. Bekah Day was the general of L-C's offense with 31 assists. Peyton VandenBush smashed 10 kills while Amanda Miceli added 19 digs in the back row. Spartans Coach Jeff Frey said, "All the credit goes to Wrightstown, Leah has done a great job in her first year.  They played with a lot of passion and just flat outplayed us tonight."

Packers shuffle offensive line depth on practice squad

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers have signed guard Anthony Coyle to the practice squad and released center Austin Davis from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Coyle, a 6-foot-4, 298-pound rookie out of Fordham, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans on May 11, but was released on Sept. 1. He appeared in 48 games over four years for the Rams, starting 10 games at right tackle (2014) and his final 34 games at left tackle (2015-17). Coyle earned first-team All-Patriot League honors in each of his final two seasons. He will wear No. 71 for the Packers.



Davis was signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of Duke on May 4, 2018. After being released after training camp, he was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 2.

Brewers close division lead to 1.5 games

By Brett Kinnard     The Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 6-4. They started with Dan Jennings on the bump before calling to the bullpen after one batter. The bullpen would complete the rest of the game to give Milwaukee the edge. Corbin Burnes picked up the win while Corey Knebel picked up the save. The Brewers were easily able to get some run support across in this game.

 

Ryan Braun hit a solo shot in the second inning to give them their first lead. NL MVP candidate, Christian Yelich, hit an RBI double in the ninth to give the team some cushion. Milwaukee now sits one and a half games back in the division. They have five games to go on the season as they just surpassed 90 wins. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:00 tonight with Gio Gonzalez taking the mound. It will be an exciting finish for Brewer baseball with only five games remaining in the regular season.

Sturgeon Bay Soccer shuts out Kewaunee

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay varsity soccer put on a scoring clinic against Kewaunee Monday afternoon. An 8-0 shutout kept the Clippers undefeated conference record intact. Owen Stevenson scored an unbelievable four goals in the win. The Stevenson name is still alive and well in Clippers soccer. Arthur Kelsey, Ben Luders, DJ Fairchild and Carson Dvorak each scored goals in the win. Caleb Diller dished out two assists, while Stevenson, Eli Dietzel and Fairchild each added one. Kewaunee did not record a shot on goal in the game.

 

Sturgeon Bay Head Coach Todd Maas said, "We played better after coming off a couple tough games with much bigger schools this weekend. I thought the boys played better. (We're) starting to see things more around the field. (It's) another busy week for us with two more games yet. We still have a long ways to go, but are making steps forward. Collectively, we did our jobs on defense (Monday)."

 

Packerland Volleyball Preview: Kewaunee to face Gibraltar in conference matchup

By Tyler Campbell                     

Kewaunee travels to Gibraltar on Tuesday night. The Storm (10-16) (1-2) won their previous match vs Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran for the Storms first conference win of the season. Gibraltar (13-8) (2-2) have lost two consecutive matches, to Oconto and Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran respectively. The Vikings were unable to win a set in either matchup. Oconto currently sits atop of the Packerland conference standings at (4-0).

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Oconto & Sturgeon Bay sit atop Packerland Conference volleyball standings

By Nick Freimuth    Oconto has one more win than Sturgeon Bay but neither has a conference loss yet this season. The Blue Devils regularly find themselves at the top of the Packerland Conference volleyball standings. The Clippers definitely have not over the past ten years. In one of Sturgeon Bay's best seasons in memory, the Clippers are fighting for a conference crown with their biggest match of the season coming up against Oconto this week. Here is a look at conference standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

 

SCHOOL                   WON              LOST             SEASON PTS          TOURNEY PTS       TOTAL PTS

Oconto                            4                      0                              8                                  0                                  8

Sturgeon Bay                 3                      0                              6                                  0                                  6

Algoma                           3                      1                              6                                  0                                  6

Gibraltar                         2                      2                              4                                  0                                  4

NEW Lutheran               1                      2                              2                                  0                                  2

Southern Door               1                      2                              2                                  0                                  2

Kewaunee                      1                      2                              2                                  0                                  2

Peshtigo                         1                      3                              2                                  0                                  2

Sevastopol                     0                      4                              0                                  0                                  0

Packerland Conference soccer standings

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay is poised to win yet another Packerland Conference championship in 2018. They already have a two-game lead with a lot of soccer left to play this fall. Here is a look at conference standings following Monday's games as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

 

BOYS SOCCER

STANDINGS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED               POINTS

Sturgeon Bay                                         6                      0                      0                       10

NEW Lutheran                                      3                      2                      0                       6

Peshtigo                                                2                      2                      1                       5

Kewaunee                                             2                      4                      0                       4

Gibraltar-Sevastopol                          2                      4                      0                       4

Algoma                                                  0                      5                      1                       1

Packers Tonyan & Patrick make positive impact on Southern Door Youth Football

By Nick Freimuth   The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone featured Green Bay Packers players Lucas Patrick and Robert Patrick Monday night on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Southern Door fourth and fifth grade football team was selected as the WRLU Team of the Week. The Eagles all got a chance to ask questions, pose for pictures and score autographs from the players during the 90-minute live broadcast.

 

Algoma third through sixth grade football will be honored as WRLU's Team of the Week next Monday night from 5:30 - 7:00 PM with Marquez Valdes-Scantling as our featured Packers player to join Lucas Patrick.

Kewaunee leads MONLPC football standings

By Nick Freimuth     The Kewaunee Storm are the team to beat in the M&O, Northern Lakes, Packerland Football Conference. A perfect (4-0) start to the conference schedule has them in the driver's seat for the conference crown. Here is a look at conference standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz heading into week seven of the high school football season:

 

 

FOOTBALL - LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION

STANDINGS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                 4                      0                      0

Peshtigo                                    3                      0                      0

Southern Door                          2                      1                      0

Coleman                                   2                      1                      0

Algoma                                      1                     3                      0

Sturgeon Bay                           0                      3                      0

Oconto                                       0                      4                      0

Gibraltar & Sevastopol lead MONLPC in football

By Nick Freimuth   Northern Door is home to the top two teams of the 8-man M&O, Northern Lakes, Packerland COnference football standings. Sevastopol and Gibraltar are each (5-0) in conference. They have identical overall records as well. Each has lost to Wausau Newman Catholic in a non-conference game. Here is a look at the current standings provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz heading into week seven of the football schedule:

 

FOOTBALL – 8-PLAYER DIVISION

STANDINGS

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST             TIED

Gibraltar                                    5                      0                      0

Sevastopol                                5                      0                      0

Gillett                                         4                      1                      0

Wausaukee                              4                      1                      0

Lena-STAA                               2                      3                      0

NEW Lutheran                          2                      4                      0

Oneida Nation                          1                      4                      0

Menominee Indian                   1                     5                      0

Bowler-Gresham                      0                     6                      0

Packers off in all phases Sunday at Washington

Dropped passes, fumbles, excessive penalties and a porous defense all equated to a 31-17 loss for the Packers in Washington Sunday. Aaron Rodgers mobility appeared to be a bit better this week compared to last but even the former MVP could not will his team to victory. Rodgers was 27/44 for 265 yards, two touchdowns and a quarterback rating of just 40.4. The Redskins were led by Alex Smith who finished 12/20 for 220 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a QBR of 87.2.

 

Adrian Peterson looked like he was 25 years old again rushing for 120 yards on 19 carries including two touchdowns. Green Bay's backs could not hold a candle to the elder statesman. Aaron Jones carried six times for 42 yards and Jamaal Williams amassed 29 yards on five carries.

 

Geronimo Allison led the receiving core in yardage. He caught two balls for 76 yards including a 64-yard touchdown. Davante Adams had seven receptions for 52 yards in the loss.

 

Next up, the Packers host the Bills who took down the Vikings 27-6 yesterday. Game time Sunday is noon at Lambeau Field.

Brewers smother Pirates to stay 2.5 games back of Cubs

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday 13-6. Wade Miley started on the bump and went four solid innings while only allowing three earned runs. The bullpen would close things from there on out.

The Brewers were easily able to get some run support across in this one. Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw both hit bombs in the second inning to give the Brewers a manageable lead. They would steadily tack on more insurance runs as the game went on.


Milwaukee now sits two and a half games back in the division. The Brewers have just six games left on their regular season schedule and are two games up on St. Louis for the top wild-card spot. They will start a series on Monday with the Cardinals. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:15.

Southern Door takes 5 of 7 at SPRAWL qualifier in Milwaukee

By Terry Kovarik              

The Southern Door Eagle end the day with a 5-2 record at the 2018 Lynn LaPorte SPRAWL qualifier at the Milwaukee The Eagles won Flight 1.

Sets:
vs Preble 29-27, 25-15
vs Waukesha West 17-25, 17-25
vs Janesville Craig 21-25, 18-25
vs Madison Lafollette 25-13, 25-19
vs Fond du lac 25-17, 27-25
vs Kenosha Tremper 25-21, 25-20
vs Hartford 25-19, 25-27, 15-13

Kendra Dantoin finished the day with 53 kills, 47 digs while Teyha Bertrand had 120 assists for the match.

Brewers fall to Pirates 3-0 in the second of a three game series.

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out by the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in the second of a three-game series on the road.  Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams held the Brewers to just five hits on the day.  The Brewers remain two-and-a-half games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central Division.

King out of action, Rodgers questionable against Washington Sunday

By Terry Kovarik              

Packers cornerback Kevin King will not see action Sunday against Washington at FedEx Field.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is listed as questionable as he recovers from a knee injury.

King didn't practice this week after sustaining a groin injury during last Sunday's 29-29 tie with the Minnesota Vikings. Rookie cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson will likely more action as King recovers.  Veteran cornerback Davon House is questionable with a biceps injury that limited him in practice this week.

Rookie linebacker Oren Burks may wait a bit longer to make his regular season debut as he recovers from a shoulder injury.   Burks did take part in this week's padded practice on Thursday.

Gibraltar falls to Newman Catholic 68-34 on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings were able to give Newman Catholic their first tastes of a deficit this season but ultimately fell to the  Cardinals 68-34 on 105.1 The Viking. The Cardinals and the Vikings traded scores in the first quarter with touchdown runs by Alex Laughlin and Trevor Reinhardt giving Gibraltar 8-7 and 14-13 leads early. Newman Catholic would never trail again after scoring four straight touchdowns, highlighted by a pick-six by Kasey Kaliface near the end of the second quarter. Gibraltar and Newman Catholic would trades scores to open the third quarter with Laughlin reaching the end zone once and jumpstarting a trick play that ended with a 50-plus yard passing touchdown from Luke Steebs to Reinhardt.  The Fighting Cardinals would go on another run with Kaliface scoring two of his five offensive touchdowns and quarterback Ben Bates rushing for a third. Laughlin would close the scoring with a touchdown through the air from Reinhardt. The game gives the Vikings their first loss on the season while the Fighting Cardinals have yet to lose since joining 8-man football last year. Gibraltar heads back on the road on Friday when they travel to face Oakfield in a second straight non-conference tilt. The game will once again be on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff coming at 7 p.m.

 



 

You can see a portion of the game in the video below.

Eagles fall to Menominee 57-32 on 102.1 MORE FM

By Brett Kinnard    


The Eagles fall to the Maroons 57-32. Southern Door traveled to Menominee to take on the Maroons in the sixth episode of high school football. It was their third non-conference game of the year.


Menominee jumped out to a lead in the first quarter after scoring two touchdowns on both of their first two possessions. They would lead 14-0 after the first. Southern Door answered in the second quarter with three touchdowns of their own. It was two rushing touchdowns from LeCaptain and a 70 yard passing touchdown from LeCaptain to Daoust. Menominee would still lead going into half 29-20.


The Maroons would pull away in the second half as they attacked the ground. They would put up 28 points in the second half to put the Eagles away in the game. Derik LeCaptain ended up with 224 yards on the ground and accounted for five total touchdowns. LeCaptain and Pierre both had over 20 tackles in the game to lead the defense.


Southern Door will now travel home to take on Peshtigo in their next conference game. The Door County Medical pregame show will begin at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7. Join Tyler Dantoin and me on 102.1 for the call.


Gibraltar, Newman Catholic clash in battle of top teams Saturday on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings look to give Newman Catholic their first loss in their brief eight-man football history Saturday when the two teams meet in Wausau on 105.1 The Viking.

Newman  Catholic went 10-0 last season in its inaugural campaign, including a 63-20 rout of Gibraltar and winning the de facto state championship against Luck 34-32. The Fighting Cardinals are led by quarterback Ben Bates, who has thrown for over 1400 yards with 21 touchdown passes against one interception. Newman Catholic won its last game 56-34 over Oneida Nation.

Gibraltar is coming off its own a blowout win, an 80-30 dismantling of Gillett last Friday night. Three different quarterbacks connected on long touchdown passes for the Vikings, which also showed its improved running game as well for a few scores as well.  Quarterback Trevor Reinhardt was held out of the second half due to a hard hit he took defending against an interception run back.

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the pregame show and kickoff at 1 p.m.

Sevastopol runs away with win vs Menominee Indian on 104.1 WRLU

By Tyler Campbell    Sevastopol continued their impressive offensive showing with a 60-12 victory Friday night in Keshena on 104.1 FM WRLU. Nathan Stenzel led the balanced offensive attack for the Pioneers with multiple rushing and passing touchdowns, pacing Sevastopol to a 38-6 lead at halftime. The Pioneers were also aided by the return of Ethan Kroll from injury who contributed with a receiving and rushing touchdown in the 2nd half. The Pioneers (6-1) will host Lena/St. Thomas next Friday night on 104.1 FM WRLU.                 

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Kewaunee Football beats Sturgeon Bay 54-0

By Nick Freimuth    Kewaunee is (6-0) and just one win away from clinching at least a share of the Packerland Conference crown after a 54-0 shutout of Sturgeon Bay Friday night on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Storm gained 342 yards of total offense and held the Clippers to just 60 total yards of offense. Owen Kudick rushed 14 times for 124 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Ryan Carmichael finished 8/10 passing for 125 yards and two touchdowns to Alexander Hewett and Max Hanrahan. Sturgeon Bay fell to (0-5) on the year and will travel to Oconto next Friday night on 103.3 FM 'The Clipper.'

Freedom spoils Spartan's homecoming 21-13 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

Under windy and cool conditions, the Freedom Irish defeated the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans 21-13 in Luxemburg Friday night before a huge homecoming crowd.  Freedom scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to prevail as the Spartans failed to capitalize on numerous opportunities in a North Eastern Conference match-up of 3-1 teams.

 

The Spartans scored first on a 10 yard run by quarterback Garrit Aissen with 2:38 left in the first quarter.  The Irish responded with a touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game going into halftime.

 

After intermission, Luxemburg-Casco scored on a one yard run by Nathan Coisman at the 7:55 mark in the third quarter to take a 13-7 lead but would not score again as Freedom used a dominating defense to frustrate the Spartans.  Luxemburg-Casco could only muster 205 total yards of offense.

 

Anthony Otradovec led the Spartans with 11 receptions for 121 yards.  The Spartans (3-2, 3-3 overall) will now travel to Clintonville next Friday to take on the winless Truckers in a game that will be broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK.  The Pregame Show with Coach Dillon Maney will begin at 6:30 pm with kickoff set for 7 pm.

(photos by Ron LeCloux)

 



Garrett Jeanquart with interception return in first quarter

Fall kayak fishing still offering opportunities on the water

By Paul Schmitt    

The fall season can be the best time of the year for kayak fishing and kayaking around the Peninsula, according to Kayak Fishing Pro Bill Schultz.  He says as the water cools the bay offers a great opportunity to still land a memorable smallmouth bass this year yet.



 

Schultz says with the water temperatures dropping the bass tend to gravitate to shallower water making it easier for kayak anglers.  He recommends that all kayakers wear a Personal Floatation Device and to bring along your cell phone after letting someone know your plans for the day.

 

(photo by Bill Schultz)

L-C Volleyball defeats Oconto Falls 3-1

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team came away with a victory over Oconto Falls Thursday evening in a North Eastern Conference match.  Spartan Coach Jeff Frey provided the final stats are listed below.

LC Win 3-1 (25-11, 25-14, 25-27, 25-18)

LC Record (14-15/ 3-1)

LC Stats:

Bekah Day-48 assists, 12 digs
Peyton VandenBush-18 kills, 5 blocks
Kenzie Hanson-12 kills, 17 digs, 4 blocks
Hannah Derenne-13 kills, 12 blocks
Amanda Miceli-22 digs

Sturgeon Bay & Kewaunee Soccer with big wins Thursday

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay got their greatest test yet in the Packerland Conference this season Thursday. A 5-3 win over Peshtigo featured a 2-2 tie at halftime. Ben Luders, Owen Stevenson, Trey Maas Dillon Burk and Christian Fairchild each scored a goal in the win. Stevenson and Eli Dietzel both had assists in the win. The Clippers outshot the Bulldogs 39 to 28, including nine shots on goal to seven for Peshtigo.

 

Clippers Coach Todd Maas said, "We had a rough first half. (We had) a couple issues with quality and communication that we need to fix. (The) second half was much better. We started to get better ball movement and spacing, which paid dividends on the scoreboard for us. I liked how things started to flow, controlling the ball with patience. Now we just need to keep on building from here and move forward."

 

The "War on the Shore" between Algoma and Kewaunee soccer took place Thursday. The Storm earned a 5-1 victory with Alex Hershfield scoring a hat trick, three goals. Charles Schultz scored the other two for Kewaunee in the big win.

Southern Door Football takes on Menominee on 102.1 FM

By Brett Kinnard    The Southern Door Eagles will take on Menominee in their third non-conference game Friday night. 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 Southern Door.

Clippers Football hosts the Storm tonight on 104.1 FM WRLU

By Nick Freimuth    Its parents night and senior night tonight at Memorial Field in Sturgeon Bay. Clippers Football against Kewaunee will be broadcast on 103.3 FM tonight with kickoff at 7:00 PM. The Storm is a perfect (5-0) on the season and Sturgeon Bay is (0-4). Mary Donaldson will join me, Nick Freimuth, for the call also streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com (under the listen on demand link).

Sevastopol travels to Keshena to face Menominee Indian on 104.1 WRLU

By Tyler Campbell                     

The Sevastopol Pioneers hit the road against the Menominee Indian Eagles in a MONLPC-8 Friday evening matchup. The Pioneers (4-0, 5-1 overall) put on an impressive showing in last week's game with a 64-16 win vs Green Bay NEW Lutheran. Nathan Stenzel led the team with 208 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in the win. Tyler Campbell will have the call with the pregame with Coach Ron Frank beginning at 4:00 pm and kickoff at 4:30 pm on 104.1 WRLU.

Cross Country Recap: Gibraltar's Henry, Sevastopol's Stenzel wins small school division at Bremser Invite

By Tim Kowols       

With some of the best cross country teams in the region in Mishicot Thursday and all eight local schools in action, Gibraltar's Evan Henry once again captured another title. Henry won the small school division boys individual title at Jim Bremser Invitational with a time of 16:36, outpacing the 108-person field by nearly 45 seconds. Southern Door's Sam Dean, Sevastopol's Kyle Carlson, and Kewaunee's James Cullen also had top 10 finishes. Even Washington Island fielded a few runners in the 16-plus team field with Ryan Jorgenson's 23:04 leading the way for the Bucks. Sheboygan Lutheran won the team title while Southern Door's 4th place finish was the highest among area teams. On the girls' side in the small school division, Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel outkicked Southern Door's Lydiah LeCloux with a time of 20:01 to win the race. LeCloux's teammate Maggie Grota and Kewaunee's Elizabeth Lamack and Elena Lewis also broke the top 10. Ozaukee won the team title for the girls with Kewaunee the top local squad coming in third.

In the large school division, Luxemburg-Casco's Tanner Kasten posted a 17:27 en route to a 13th place finish and the top local runner in the 83-person field. Sturgeon Bay's Izaak Polecheck came in just seconds after to come in 16th place with a 17:29. The Spartans were the top local team, coming in 10th out of 12 scoring squads. On the girls' side, Luxemburg-Casco's Brenna Cisler was the top local finisher, coming in 26th place with a time of 22:02. Miranda Olson was the top Clipper runner at 22:25. The Spartans were the top local squad with an eighth-place finish out of 12 scoring teams. De Pere captured team titles in both the boys and girls races.

For complete times in the 5k high school races and 1.5-mile middle school race featuring a sixth-place finish by Luxemburg-Casco's Spencer Thiry, click here.

L-C Spartans hosts Freedom in homecoming game on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans celebrate their homecoming game against the Freedom Irish on Friday night in a North Eastern Conference match-up.  The Spartans (3-1, 3-2 overall) are coming off a 49-20 win over Marinette last week while the Irish (3-1, 4-1 overall) edged Waupaca 17-14 in a non-conference game.  Last year, Luxemburg-Casco stunned Freedom 22-19 by overcoming a 19-0 halftime deficit.  The pregame with Coach Dillon Maney will be at 6:30 pm while kick-off is set for 7 pm on 96.7FM WBDK.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call of the game that will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

(photo of last year's game in Freedom by Ron LeCloux)

Aaron Rodgers injury tops all others in Sunday's preview

By Nick Freimuth   The leader of 'The Pack' remains the injury story of the NFL heading into week 3. The MVP caliber quarterback told media yesterday that he is concerned his knee injury will get worse throughout the season. Some think that is foreshadowing that he will rest for a few weeks to try and get the knee right. Others believe he will just have to play through a lot of pain all season. Regardless of the outcome Packers fans know one thing, without #12, the season is in major jeopardy.

 

Here is a look at each team's injury release following practice Wednesday. By the numbers, Green Bay is far healthier than Washington. Quality vs. quantity is where the Packers are in trouble.

 

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Oren Burks, LB - Shoulder - Full Participation
Davon House, CB - Biceps - Limited Participation
Josh Jones, S - Ankle - Limited Participation
Kevin King, CB - Groin - Did Not Participate
Aaron Rodgers, QB - Knee - Did Not Participate

* The Packers did not practice on Wednesday. The Wednesday practice participation designations are an estimation.

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Troy Apke, S - Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Zach Brown, LB - Oblique - Did Not Participate
Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB - Elbow - Full Participation
Maurice Harris, WR - Concussion - Full Participation
Shawn Lauvao, G - Calf - Did Not Participate
Colt McCoy, QB - Right Thumb - Full Participation
Morgan Moses, T - Knee - Full Participation
Paul Richardson Jr., WR - Shoulder / Knee - Did Not Participate
Brandon Scherff, G - Knee - Limited Participation
Trent Williams, T - Knee - Limited Participation

Brewers win, Cubs lose, lead cut to 2.5 games

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 7-0. Gio Gonzalez started out on the bump and pitched a gem of a game for the Brewers. He went six innings strong while not allowing a single earned run in the game. The bullpen was scoreless from there on out.

The Brewers were easily able to get some run support across in this one. Jesus Aguilar had a three-run bomb in the third to give them a comfy lead. Manny Pina had a three-run shot of his own in the sixth. Milwaukee would never look back.


Milwaukee now sits two and a half games back in the division. They will have an off day Thursday before beginning a series with the Pirates on Friday.

Aaron Jones back in the fold for Packers

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers have released defensive back Deante Burton. The transaction was announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.



Additionally, running back Aaron Jones was activated from exempt status. He served a two-week league-imposed suspension against the Bears and Vikings.


 

Burton, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound first-year player, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Kansas State on May 1, 2017. He spent his entire rookie season on Atlanta's practice squad. Burton started this season on the Falcons' practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster last Wednesday and appeared on defense and special teams in Week 1. Burton was claimed off waivers by the Packers from the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 11 and was inactive for week one against the Minnesota Vikings.

Brewers now 3.5 games back with 10 to go

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds yesterday 3-2. Chase Anderson started on the bump for the Brewers and got roughed up from the start. It would be the bullpen in relief from there on out.

The Brewers were slacking on putting runs up in this game. They had a hard time getting any rallies going. Jonathan Schoop had an RBI single in the second but that's all she wrote in this one.



Milwaukee now sits three and a half games back of the Cubs in the division. They will continue their series with the Reds today. Gio Gonzalez will have his name called in the rotation.

Sevastopol Football on 104.1 FM WRLU every week

By Nick Freimuth    Its never been done before in the history of Sevastopol high school football. Weekly radio coverage for the Pioneers starts on 104.1 FM WRLU this Friday night thanks to an outpouring of community support. Sevastopol Head Coach Ron Frank will help jumpstart our broadcast this Friday at 6:30 PM before the home game against Menominee Indian. The game will kick off at 7:00 PM.

 

The other four weekly games the Radio Stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com will still air as previously scheduled. Luxemburg-Casco will play on 96.7 FM WBDK, Sturgeon Bay on 103.3 The Clipper, Southern Door on 102.1 FM WBDK and Gibraltar on 105.1 FM WSBW. All games are also streamed on our website live.

 

Thank you to the great local businesses for making these broadcasts possible and the encouragement of teachers, parents, coaches and administrators. Your home for local high school football each and every week is the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Sturgeon Bay volleyball sweeps Sevastopol

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay is the most improved varsity volleyball team in the Packerland Conference this season. Look no further than their last two weeks of play. Big wins over Green Bay West, Southern Door and now Sevastopol. Tuesday night, the Clippers sunk the Pioneers in just three games (25-19, 25-12, 25-20). The Pioneers were led by Steph Bemmann who tallied four kills and six digs. Mya Ploor added eight digs in the loss.

 

Lauren Alger and Katie Frank conducted the Sturgeon Bay offense with 10 set assists and three aces and nine set assists respectively. Carley Wodack tallied five kills, Koko Hartzell added four kills and eight aces and Hailey DeGrave finished with 10 kills in the win.

Packers prepping for trip to Washington

By Nick Freimuth   Green Bay is (1-0-1) and ready to take on Washington (1-1) Sunday in the nations capitol Sunday at noon. This will be the first time in the 100 year history of the team that the Packers play in Washington in September. Sunday is the first road test for the green and gold as well. Despite playing in different divisions, these two teams are familiar with one another. Sunday will mark the third time in four seasons the two will face off including playoffs.

 

The all-time series record is (18-14-1) in favor of 'The Pack,' including a span of five wins over the last seven games. When these teams get together a lot of points are scored. They have combined for 50-plus points in each of the last three meetings.

Yelich hits for cycle AGAIN in Brewers win

By Nick Freimuth   Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich hit for the cycle for the second time this season Monday in an 8-0 win over the Reds. He became the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle twice in one season and only the 25th ever to do it twice in a career. He hit his 31st home run of the season plus a single and a double and needed a triple in his last at-bat for the cycle. Of course, he got it. Yelich leads the Majors since the All-Star break in batting average (.355), slugging percentage (.733) and OPS (1.149).

 

Game two of the three-game series with the Reds will begin at 6:40 PM tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

L-C Youth Football featured on Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth    Two Green Bay Packers made the youth football players for Luxemburg-Casco feel pretty special last night during the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Offensive linemen Lucas Patrick and Jason Spriggs helped 104.1 FM WRLU celebrate our team of the week last night. The weekly Packers talk show highlights a youth sports team of the week. Next week we will honor the Southern Door 4th and 5th grade football team. Lucas Patrick will be joined by Robert Tonyan. If you have a sports team you would like to nominate please email freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com.

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone features Spriggs & Patrick tonight

By Nick Freimuth    The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone begins tonight at 5:30 PM and will feature Luxemburg-Casco Youth Football. At 6:00 PM Packers offensive linemen Lucas Patrick and Jason Spriggs will join us to celebrate the Spartans, answer your questions, sign autographs and pose for pictures. The weekly Packers talk show is a community-minded show that allows the youth of our community to get up close and personal with two Packers each week. Join us at Jim Olson Ford on Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay tonight for this free and open to the public event.

Brewers drop series against Pirates 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday 3-2. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and went five innings strong only allowing two earned runs. The bullpen would almost go scoreless from there on out.

The Brewers were slacking on runs up until the ninth inning. It started off with a solo shot from Jesus Aguilar. That was followed by a solo shot from Domingo Santana to make it a one-run game. The Brewers were unable to mount the comeback as they eventually fell short in the ninth.


Milwaukee now sits two and a half games back in the division. They will start a series with the Reds on Monday.

Jerry Kramer enters ring of honor at Lambeau Field

By Nick Freimuth    The Green Bay Packers honored former guard and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Kramer in a special ceremony at halftime Sunday. Kramer received the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence and his name was unveiled in the Packers Ring of Honor on the southwest façade inside Lambeau Field. Kramer's name will now be celebrated alongside the names of fellow Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

 

Packers & Vikings tie in overtime

By Nick Freimuth   A missed 52-yard field goal by Mason Crosby as time expired plus a 22-point fourth quarter for the Vikings led to an overtime thriller at Lambeau Field Sunday. Minnesota won the coin toss and elected to receive. A missed 49-yard field goal attempt by Daniel Carlson on the opening drive of overtime set the stage for an Aaron Rodgers game-winning drive. It was not to be however. The Packers' quarterback fumbled on a big second down then took a sack on third down, giving the Vikings the ball back.

 

Minnesota quickly went seven plays and 63-yards to set up the game winning 35-yard field goal. The fifth round rookie draft pick for Minnesota, Daniel Carlson missed his third field goal of the game as time expired and left the score tied at 29-29 at the conclusion of overtime.

 

The Vikings and Packers are each (1-0-1). Minnesota hosts Buffalo next Sunday at noon. Green Bay plays at Washington also at noon.

Brewers fall to Pirates 3-1 and drop back in NL Central

By Terry Kovarik              

Christian Yelich remained strong at the bat.  That wasn't enough to allow the Milwaukee Brewers to gain ground in the National League Central Division race.  The Brewers fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday afternoon.  Yelich's 30th homer of the season in the first was the Brewers sole run of the game.  Ivan Nova pitched six strong innings for the Pirates, limiting the Brewer to just four hits for the day.  With the loss, Milwaukee falls 2 1/2 games behind the Cubs in the National League Central, and its lead for the top NL Wild Card spot is 3 1/2 games over the Rockies.

Packers Rodgers, Adams activated for match against Vikings

By Terry Kovarik              

UPDATE 11:00 AM Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Wide Receiver Davante Adams will play in today's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.  Rodgers did not practice last week after injuring his knee during the season opener against the Chicago Bears.   Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday's final run through would be the "big indicator" of his availability for Sunday's game.  McCarthy also said he would have no problem if Rodgers decided to play without practicing this week. Adams had limited practice time last week.  Linebacker Oren Burks was among those place on the inactive list.  Burks continues his recovery from a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason game against Oakland.  Safety Josh Jones remains out for a second consecutive week with an injured ankle.  Also on the Packers inactive list are WR Equanimeous St. Brown, S Raven Green, T/G Alex Light and WR J'Mon Moore.

Badgers lose first game of the season to BYU 24-21

By Terry Kovarik              

A late game rally attempt failed in the final seconds as BYU edged Wisconsin 24-21, giving the Badger their first loss of the season and their first conference loss since 2003.  The game was tied 21-21 going into the fourth quarter when BYU scored a field goal to move ahead 24-21 with 9:58 left in the game.  The Badger tried to tie the game with 36 seconds left but fell short when kicker Rafael Gaglianone's field goal attempt missed.

Southern Door scores another volleyball tournament win

By Terry Kovarik              

The Southern Door Eagles Volleyball Team came away with another tournament win Saturday downing Oconto Falls - 25-23, 25,23, Marinette - 25-15, 25-13, Houghton, MI - 25-13, 25-17, West De Pere - 25-19, 12-25, 15-7 to take the gold bracket match.  A win over Kewaskum - 25-23, 25-22 gave the Eagles the championship win.

Stat leaders:

Grace Legrave - 24 kills, 24 digs, 4 blocks
Carissa Bartels - 35 digs
Tehya Bertrand - 75 assists, 24 digs
Nicole Norton - 11 aces

Sturgeon Bay crushed by Coleman 52-6

By Nick Freimuth    Last night on 103.3 FM and 104.1 FM WRLU the Sturgeon Bay Clippers fell to (0-4) on the season after a 52-9 defeat in Coleman. The town that boasts 839 residents had twice as many players out for football last night. Sturgeon Bay, population 7,000+ had only 19 players able to play at points in last nights game. Trailing 38-0 at halftime, Sturgeon Bay gave up two more scores to open the second half. The lone touchdown for the Clippers came in the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback Jack Schmelzer connected with Ryan Safranski on a 71-yard touchdown.

 

Coleman gained 386 yards of offense with most of them coming in the first half. Jacob Zeitler rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cougars. The Clippers gained a total of 129 yards on the night more than half came on the scoring play.

 

Kewaunee travels to Sturgeon Bay next Friday night for one of two remaining home games for the Clippers this season. Our broadcast on 103.3 FM 'The Clipper' will begin at 6:30 PM. Kickoff will follow at 7:00 PM.

Eagles take care of Wolves 16-7 on 102.1 WRKU

By Brett Kinnard      


The Southern Door Eagles traveled to Algoma to take on the Wolves in the fifth episode of high school football. Southern Door won the game 16-7 in what was an outstanding game for the defense.


Southern Door jumped out to a lead in the game with a 24-yard field goal by Alex Montana. Algoma would answer immediately with an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. That would be Algoma's first and only score of the game.


The Eagles would pull away in the second half as they attacked the ground. It was a pair of rushing touchdowns by Derik LeCaptain to put the game out of reach. The Southern Door defense would force six total turnovers on the night. Derik LeCaptain led the way with 182 yards on the ground and four forced turnovers on defense. Nick Baudhuin would add 70 yards on the ground as well.


Southern Door will now travel to Menomonie to take on the Maroons in a non-conference matchup. The Door County Medical pregame show will begin at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7.

Gibraltar Vikings tame Gillett Tigers 80-30 on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

Capitalizing on two early turnovers, the Gibraltar Vikings scored early and often in its 80-30 rout of the visiting Gillett Tigers on Friday night. Trevor Reinhardt got things rolling 30 seconds into the game with a long touchdown pass to wide receiver/running back Alex Laughlin. Reinhardt and Andras Szakala would add rushing touchdowns later in the first quarter after Tigers' star running back Bo Krueger fumbled on its first kickoff return attempt and opening drive. Krueger would still score three total touchdowns of his own, including a 60-plus yard touchdown pass and 81-yard kickoff return for a score. Both Reinhardt and Krueger would leave the game early due to injuries. Running back Luke Steebs would lead a few touchdown drives of his own as the quarterback including a 27 yard touchdown pass to Laughlin while Reinhardt's freshman back up Samuel Lindenberg hooked up with Dominic Krauel for a 70-plus yard score of his own. The Vikings will face its toughest test of the season next Saturday when they face Newman Catholic at Steihm Stadium in Wausau for a 1 p.m. kick off.

Brewers beat Bucs 7-4

By Tim Kowols       

Three home runs and a bunt double provided all the scoring the Milwaukee Brewers would need in its 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Starter Gio Gonzalez was given a three-run lead to work with to work with after he pitched a scoreless first innings and opening frame home runs by Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw. The Pirates would tie it at three with a Jordan Luplow triple and Francisco Cervelli sacrifice fly in the third inning and a fifth inning home-run by Pablo Reyes. The Brewers responded right away with Jesus Aguilar hitting a RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning. Push bunt by Orlando Arcia caught the Pirates playing out of position as he ended up on second base while plating two. After Mike Moustakas made it 7-3 Brewers with a home run, Josh Harrison hit a RBI double for the Pirates to close up scoring for the evening. Corbin Burnes got the win in relief for the Brewers. The two teams are back at it this evening at 6:10 in Milwaukee with Zach Davies facing Ivan Nova on the hill.

L-C Spartans cruise to 49-20 win over Marinette on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans defeated the Marinette Marines 49-20 in a North Eastern Conference game at Higley Field in Marinette Friday night.  The Spartans scored four touchdowns in the first half to take a 28- 8 lead into intermission.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (3-1, 3-2 overall) came out of halftime and scored  on a Colton Worachek run to take a commanding 35-8 lead and never looked back.   Big plays and special team returns were the story of the game as the Spartans' overall speed was too much for the Marines.  The Spartans finished with 485 total yards in offense including 275 in rushing.

 

Lance Tebon scored three rushing touchdowns and had  149 all-purpose yards including a 72 yard kickoff return while quarterback Garrit Aissen threw for 210 yards on 12-21 in passing and two touchdowns.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Luxemburg-Casco trounces Shawano 9-2

By Tim Kowols       

Griffin Geib registered a hat trick and Carter Sewell collected another pair of goals and four assists in Luxemburg-Casco 9-2 win over Shawano on Friday. The Spartans scored six goals in the first half, including four with a 20-minute span. Goalkeeper Garrett Zuleger made two saves in the win. Complete scoring breakdown from Spartans coach Corey Romdenne is below.

GOALS

4' Luxemburg-Casco (Anthony Patek; Carter Sewell assist)

8' Luxemburg-Casco (Griffin Geib; Carter Sewell assist)

10' Shawano (#22; #9 assist)

11' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell)

19' Luxemburg-Casco (Cody Arendt; Griffin Geib assist)

26' Luxemburg-Casco (Bryce Bosman)

37' Luxemburg-Casco (Matthew Conway; Drake Cooper assist)

41' Shawano (#22)

49' Luxemburg-Casco (Griffin Geib; Carter Sewell assist)

66' Luxemburg-Casco (Carter Sewell; penalty kick)

72' Luxemburg-Casco (Griffin Geib; Carter Sewell assist)

 

GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 2 saves


FINAL SCORE

Luxemburg-Casco 9, Shawano 2

Badgers look to stay perfect against BYU Saturday

By Tim Kowols       

Not since October 15, 2016 has the Wisconsin Badgers lost a regular season contest, a streak they hope to continue Saturday afternoon when they face the BYU Cougars at Camp Randall Stadium. This is the return trip for the Cougars after the Badgers marched into Provo, Utah last season en route to a 40-6 victory. Jonathan Taylor is already showing why he is a Heisman candidate, leading the country with 398 rushing yards in two games. The Badgers are coming off a 45-14 win over New Mexico after heading into the break with only a 10-7 lead. The Cougars are coming off a 21-18 home loss to California. The game will take place at 2:30 p.m. and will be shown on ABC.

Algoma & Sturgeon Bay volleyball Win Thursday night

By Nick Freimuth   The Pioneers lost to Algoma in four games at Sevastopol Thursday (18-25, 15-25, 25-23, 23-25). Stephanie Bemmann tallied eight kills, four blocks and 15 digs in the loss.  Rebekah Andreae added six kills and three blocks. Mya Ploor paced the Pioneers offense with 20 assists, five kills and 11 digs.

 
Sturgeon Bay played spoiler for Southern Door at Eagle Gymnasium last night. Sturgeon Bay won in five games (18-25, 15-25, 25-14, 25-18, 15-11). Katie Frank brought her "A-Game" finishing with 17 set assists, seven kills and three aces. Lauren Alger added 11 set assists. Koko Hartzell finished with 11 kills and three aces. Hailey DeGrave drove home 13 kills and three aces. Kasia Klotz contributed three kills and six block kills. Coach Stacy Judas said, "This match showed the determination of our girls. Even after dropping the first two sets, we came out the third set with intensity and purpose that carried us through. Even against adversity, we kept focusing on our side of the court and the things we could control. That strategy served us well and allowed us to go into the fifth set with confidence."

High School soccer Thursday night

By Nck Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay Soccer shutout Gibraltar 3-0 Thursday night at Dick Clark Field. Eli Dietzel and Trey Maas each scored a goal in the win.  The first goal was an 'own goal,' meaning Gibraltar knocked the ball into their own net. DJ Riechel and Dylan Burk each were credited with an assist. Coach Todd Maas said, "Gibraltar stayed very compact in the back third which made it difficult for us to have success attacking. They did what they needed to do to keep the score close and hopefully get a longball transitional goal. They definitely outhustled us last night. They came ready to play. Our crazy amount of turnovers also didn't help us in any way. But our boys did start to get things turned around in the second half. Finding a better rhythm and controlled the game a bit more, putting more pressure on their defense to make plays. We outshot them 21-1, which was a good thing to see. But we need to convert more of those opportunities to goals and put teams away earlier." Sturgeon Bay next plays tonight at home vs. Pulaski.

 

 

Haakon Utesch had 26 keeper saves for Algoma in a 6-3 loss to N.E.W. Lutheran Thursday. Riley Reinhart scored all three goals for the Wolves accomplishing a 'hat trick.' Noah Paszczak and Padrein Duerst each had an assist in the loss.

Sturgeon Bay football at Coleman tonight on 103.3 'The Clipper'

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay takes the long trip to Coleman tonight for high school football on 103.3 'The Clipper.' Head Coach Jim Adams helps us start the pre-game show at 6:30 PM with kickoff to follow at 7:00 PM. The Coleman Cougars are (2-2) on the season while Sturgeon Bay is (0-3). Mary Donaldson will join me, Nick Freimuth, for the call of tonight's game.

Southern Door Football takes on Algoma on 102.1 FM

By Brett Kinnard    The Southern Door Eagles will take on Algoma in their third conference game Friday night. 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 Algoma.

Gibraltar looks to avenge last season's OT loss to Gillett Friday on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

It has been a year since a thrilling comeback for the Gibraltar Vikings came up just short in double overtime, and they hope to make amends Friday night when they host Gillett Tigers on 105.1 The Viking. Last year, the Vikings came back from two touchdowns to tie the game to force overtime, before falling in extra frames.

The Vikings are coming off another impressive offensive showing last week, defeating Lena/STA 50-14. Trevor Reinhardt once again led the way in the passing game while Alex Laughlin and Andras Szakala did their own damage coming out of the backfield. As has been the case for most teams this season, the Tigers struggled to get on the scoreboard in their 47-6 drubbing by Wausau Newman Catholic last Friday. Bo Krueger continues to be a one-man wrecking crew, rushing for 157 yards on 21 carries and the Tigers' lone touchdown.

Tim Kowols will have the call from Fish Creek beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m.

Cross Country wrap: Polecheck, Cisler earn top 10 spot in Valders

By Tim Kowols       

Sturgeon Bay's Izaak Polecheck and Luxemburg-Casco's Brenna Cisler earned top-10 honors in the Bob Burzynski Invite in Valders on Thursday.

On the boys' side, Polecheck ran a 17:50 5K to earn a seventh place finish for the Clippers. The Spartans' Lucas Joniaux finished 19th overall with a 19:50 to be their top finisher. As a team, Luxemburg-Casco finished 5th and Sturgeon Bay came in 10th in the ten-team invite.

For the girls' race, Cisler ran a 22:33 en route to sixth place finish. Miranda Olson of Sturgeon Bay came in 14th overall in a time of 23:41 to be the Clippers' top finisher. As a team, the Spartans finished in fourth while the Clippers came in sixth in the 11-team field.

 

Full results: Click here

Spartans travel to Marinette to face Marines in NEC game on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans look to get back on the winning track Friday night as they go on the road to face the Marinette Marines in North Eastern Conference Football.

 

The Spartans (2-1, 2-2 overall) are coming off a 33-14 loss to West De Pere last Friday.  Marinette (1-2, 2-2 overall) lost to Little Chute 33-8 in conference play last week.

 

The pregame show with Spartan Coach Dillon Maney will be at 6:30 pm with kickoff set for 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  Paul Schmitt and Matt Piesler will have the broadcast which will be also streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

(Photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux---Garrit Aissen passing in 2017 game against Marinette)

Adams & Rodgers top this weeks injury report

By Nick Freimuth    Quality not quantity. The Green Bay Packers week two injury report is surprisingly very short. Only four players make this weeks list compared to last season where there were double-digit injuries to report just about every week. The players on this weeks list are what is of concern for Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers is considered day-to-day with what he is calling a right knee sprain. Davante Adams was also a nonparticipant at practice Wednesday. Adams injury was listed as a shoulder. Rookie linebacker Oren Burks remains on the list as does safety Josh Jones. Burks was limited and Jones did not practice yesterday.

 

The Vikings also have four players on their injury report. Here is a look at their walking wounded as offered up by the Minnesota Vikings following practice Wednesday:

 

Mackensie Alexander, CB - Ankle - Full Participation
Pat Elflein, C - Ankle/Shoulder - Limited Participation
Roc Thomas, RB - Ankle - Full Participation
Trae Waynes, CB - Knee - Full Participation

Brewers win series against Cubs 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs last night 5-1. Chase Anderson started on the bump for Milwaukee and went four innings strong with no earned runs. Josh Hader would come in relief and strike out the side.

It was the Curtis Granderson show at Wrigley. He hit a solo shot late in the game and had a very clutch triple that would eventually bring in a run. It was an intense showdown against division rivals.



Milwaukee now sits one game back in the division with 15 games left this season. They have a day off today before taking on the Pirates in a weekend series starting on Friday.

Sturgeon Bay Volleyball sweeps Green Bay West

By Nick Freimuth   Sturgeon Bay Volleyball is showing some great improvement this season under Head Coach Stacy Judas. The Clippers played Green Bay West last night and won in three straight games (25-9, 25-9, 25-10). Hailey DeGrave paced the offense with four kills and seven aces. Koko Hartzell also had four kills. Lauren Alger had six set assists and five aces. Katie Frank had seven set assists and five aces.

 

Coach Judas said, "This was another good win for us against a regional team as we push into our first conference match tomorrow."

 

Photo By: Kim Adams

Aaron Rodgers status for Sunday up in the air

By Nick Freimuth   Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Tuesday and commented on his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings, "We're taking it one day at a time. One day at a time." The uncertainty is a borrowed page from the Patriots playbook. Coach Bill Belichek has used the questionable status for his biggest players more than any other coach over the years. If Aaron Rodgers can take the field Sunday, Green Bay will likely be the favorite.

 

Nate LoCascio shared the following numbers on Rodgers against the Vikings:

 

Including the postseason, Green Bay is 12-7 against Minnesota with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback, and has won 11 of the last 15 contests. In 19 games as the starter against the Vikings (including playoffs),
Rodgers has completed 402 of 590 passes (68.1 percent) for 4,828 yards, 40 TDs and six INTs with a passer rating of 111.3. His passer rating is the second highest of any opposing quarterback (min. 100 att.)
vs. Minnesota (Kurt Warner, 112.4), according to pro-football-reference. com.

 

Rodgers has recorded a 100-plus passer rating in 12 of his 19 starts against the Vikings, including the postseason. Rodgers has recorded seven games with a passer rating of 130-plus against Minnesota, the most in NFL history against the Vikings. In the last 10 games versus Minnesota (including playoffs), Rodgers has thrown 20 touchdowns and two interceptions. Rodgers is the only player to have four games with four-plus touchdown
passes with zero interceptions against the Vikings. No other quarterback has more than two.

Brewers fail to gain ground on Cubs in 3-0 loss

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers managed to get only three hits last night in Chicago and failed to gain any ground in the National League Central Division as the Cubs shutout the Brewers 3-0. The Cubs Jose Quinana pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin committed one of his team's two costly errors in Chicago's two-run second inning. The only good news for the Brewers is they still sit atop the NL Wild Card standings, 1 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis and 4 1/2 games ahead of the next-closest team, the Dodgers.

Brewers Knebel up for Clemente award

By Terry Kovarik              

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corey Knebel has been nominated by the team and Brewers Community Foundation for the Roberto Clemente Award. That award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Brewers drop game two to the Cubs

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs last night 3-0. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a nice outing. He went five innings strong only allowing one run. He would eventually pick up the loss in a low scoring game.

The Brewers had a tough time getting runs across in this game. They had two guys on base in multiple innings but couldn't manage to get any runs on the board.


Milwaukee now sits two games back in the division. They take on the Cubs in game three tonight. Chase Anderson will have his name called in the rotation.

L-C soccer & volleyball stumble Tuesday

By Nick Freimuth     Luxemburg-Casco varsity boys soccer was shutout Tuesday by Waupaca in a North East Conference game 5-0. Keagan Turrubiates scored two goals for the Comets. Keenin Polebitski, Forrest Ziebell and Aidan Charapata each scored one goal in the win. Spartans goalkeeper Garrett Zuleger made six saves. L-C had only three shots on goal.
 

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball lost the battle of the L-C's to Little Chute in five games last night (19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 9-15). Bekah Day ran the Spartans offense dishing out 52 assists, collecting nine digs and added five blocks. Cassie Schiltz was the featured attacker and tallied 20 kills and nine digs. Peyton VandenBush chipped in 12 kills and nine blocks. Kenzie Hanson was also effective in the front row with 12 kills. Coach Jeff Frey said, "It was a heck of match, it's everything you would want in a match of this importance. Both teams played hard and with a lot of passion.  Give credit to Little Chute, they made just a few more plays than we did, and Hannah is tough to stop out on the pin."


The loss dropped Luxemburg-Casco to (12-10) on the year and (2-1) in conference.

Packers make a bunch of roster moves

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers claimed CB Deante Burton off of waivers from the Atlanta Falcons, placed WR Trevor Davis on injured reserve, signed CB Will Redmond to the practice squad and released S Marwin Evans from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


Burton, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound first-year player, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Kansas State on May 1, 2017. He spent his entire rookie season on Atlanta's practice squad. Burton started this season on the Falcons' practice squad, but was elevated to the active roster last Wednesday and appeared on defense and special teams in Week 1. He will wear No. 39 for the Packers.



Redmond, a 5-foot-11, 186-pound third-year player, was originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (No. 68 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. He spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury and the first eight games of 2017 with an ankle injury. Redmond was released by the 49ers on Oct. 31, 2017, and signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to the practice squad on Nov. 9, 2017, where he spent the rest of the season. He was released by the Chiefs on Sept. 1. Redmond will wear No. 25 for the Packers.

Sturgeon Bay tops Shawano in varsity volleyball

By Nick Freimuth   Hailey DeGrave was the enforcer for Sturgeon Bay tallying 16 kills in a three sets to two win (17-25, 25-22, 13-25, 25-23, 15-13) over Shawano in varsity volleyball Monday. Lauren Alger and Katie Frank set the team up for success combining for 29 set assists. Each had a great night at the service line as well. Koko Hartzell had a great night on the outside with 12 kills. Carley Wodack controlled the middle with five kills.


Coach Stacy Judas said, "This was a huge match for us facing off against a solid Shawano team. Our defense kept us in the long rallies and as the night went on our offense took over led by Hailey DeGrave who had a phenomenal night. After faltering in the third set, we refocused and rallied in the fourth and fifth to keep our offense aggressive and move the ball around. I am very proud of the way our girls kept fighting- they found their grit tonight and will be looking forward to bringing that into the matches the rest of the week."



Photo By Kim Adams

Brewers take game one at Wrigley 

By Brett Kinnard   The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs last night 3-2. Wade Miley started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a nice outing. He went five innings strong in the game and picked up the win. Josh Hader came in relief and struck out six batters.

Lorenzo Cain led the way in the game with four hits. Milwaukee scored the game clinching run in the sixth on a wild pitch. Jeremy Jeffries would come in to nail down the save in ninth.


Milwaukee now sits one game back in the division. They take on the Cubs in game two tonight. Jhoulys Chacin will have his name called in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:05.

Packed house for Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth    The WRLU Team of the Week, YMCA Flag Football, packed into Jim Olson Ford last night to meet Green Bay Packers Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick. If the first show of the season on 104.1 FM WRLU is any indication of how well attended it will be this year, you better arrive early to get a chair. YMCA Coaches Powell, Lee and McConkey talked about the NFL sanctioned Flag Football program that the YMCA now runs in Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek. Then each and every young football player got to be on the radio.

 

McCray and Patrick signed autographs, posed for pictures and answered dozens of studio audience questions. The smiles on the kid's faces were priceless and the memories made are always special. Two Green Bay Packers players will join us each week on the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Join us next Monday at Jim Olson Ford between 5:30 and 7:00 PM for the next episode. The show is also streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

Brewers sweep the Giants

By Nick Freimuth   The Milwaukee Brewers are one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball. After completing a three-game sweep of the Giants and earning another series win, Milwaukee is just two games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. A 6-3 win Sunday featured Jonathan Schoop's five RBI's including a grand slam. The second baseman nearly single-handedly beat the Giants.

 

The Brewers travel to Wrigley Field for the first of three games in Chicago starting at 7:05 tonight.

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone returns TONIGHT

By Nick Freimuth    You can meet two Green Bay Packers tonight in Sturgeon Bay. The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone on 104.1 FM kicks off its eighth season bringing Packers fans of Door and Kewaunee Counties and the Green Bay Packers closer together. The show has been called the most family-friendly Packers talk show in the state. Fans travel from all over Northeast Wisconsin to get up close and personal with some of their favorite Packers. The show begins at 5:30 PM with the WRLU Team of the Week. Tonight YMCA Flag Football will be celebrated at Jim Olson Ford (On Duluth Avenue).

 

At 6:00 PM our Packers guests will arrive to help us celebrate the team of the week and a big win against the Bears last night. Lucas Patrick is this years weekly co-host. His guest will be fellow offensive lineman Justin McCray. The two were roommates last year and live next to each other in a duplex this season, so we know the stories will be rich. Fans will get a chance to ask questions, collect autographs and pose for pictures with the players before, during and after the show.

 

Tim's Sports Cards will join us again as a vendor sponsor of the show. Tim Paye will have hundreds of Packers items available for purchase including helmets, footballs, figurines, cards and much more.

 

Here is a look back at our seven previous seasons of the Red Zone with Nick Freimuth and our co-hosts:

 

2011 - Graham Harrell



2012 - Graham Harrell



2013 - Jonathan Franklin



2014 - Myles White



2015 - Kennard Backman and Alonzo Harris



2016 - Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan



2017 - Brett Hundley and Montravius Adams



2018 - Lucas Patrick

The game's best QB Aaron Rodgers completes comeback for the ages

By Nick Freimuth   Green Bay Packers fans could not believe their eyes at the 9:05 mark in the second quarter of Sunday Night Football. Number 12, hurt, again? It was the worst possible thing that could happen to the Green Bay Packers. Unable to get off under his own power, it looked bad. The leader of the Pack lost for the year, in consecutive seasons?

 

Trailing 20-0 in the third quarter after a dismal performance by backup DeShone Kizer, Aaron Rodgers gimped back onto the field. It was one of the loudest ovations of the night with 78,282 Packers fans at full voice. Rodgers quickly put up 17 points and had Green Bay down just three points with 9:01 left in the game.

 

After Chicago kicked a field goal to give the Bears a 23-17 lead with 2:42 left in the game, Rodgers had one more back breaker left in the arsenal. He connected with Randall Cobb for a 75-yard touchdown. The comeback may be one of the greatest in Lambeau Field history. Orchestrated by the game's best quarterback on one leg. The 24-23 win will be one remembered for a very long time, and could be the start of something special in Titletown for the 100th season of Packers Football in Green Bay.

Six local Punt Pass & Kick winners move on to district level

By Paul Schmitt    

Nineteen participants competed in the annual local Knights of Columbus Punt Pass & Kick competition Sunday afternoon.  The six first place finishers will now move on to the Diocesan Level next month.

The contest, which was open to all boys and girls ages eight through twelve, was held at the Sturgeon Bay High School Football practice field on Michigan Street. The first place winners will now have the opportunity to compete at Hilbert on October 13 for the Diocesan Level.

The local contest was sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay Council 2478 of the Knights of Columbus with the help of the Sturgeon Bay High School football program.

Winners:

Girls 8 years old- Cora Gerdmann  27 points

Boys 8 years old-  Cash Kuehn  167.5 points

Boys 9 years old-  Cedar Tomberlin 158 points

Boys 10 years old- Owen Skorupski  164 points

Boys 11 years old-  Bryce Plzak  190 points

Boys 12 year old-   Curt Meyer, Jr.  271 points



 

 

Gio keep Brewers in winning form and playoff contention in 4-3 win over Giants

By Terry Kovarik              

Gio Gonzales made his debut as a Milwaukee Brewer with 5 2/3 innings of solid pitching to edge the San Francisco Giants 4-3 at Miller Park Saturday afternoon.  Gonzales performance, backed by homers from Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich put the Brewers 2 1/2 games back of the NL Central Division-leading Chicago Cubs.  The win also extended the Brewers lead in the NL Wild Card race by 2 1/2 over the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday.

Packers open season against Bears at Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers fans didn't need the Steve Miller Band to hope the Packers "Fly Like an Eagle" this season or say "Abracadabra" and reach out and grab a pass or five off of  Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.  The free concert outside Lambeau Field helped thousands of Packer fans fire up a bit more for tonight's season opener against Green Bay's longtime rivals.  The 2018 season opener will feature two of the highest paid players in the league. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who inked a  four-year deal that could be worth $180-millions to become the NFL's highest-paid player while Kahlil Mack signed a $141-million dollar contract extension after being traded to the Bears from the Oakland Raiders.  Kick-off time is set for 7:20 PM at Lambeau Field.

Southern Door Volleyballers flawless at Ripon tournament

By Terry Kovarik              

The Southern Door High School Volleyball team swept all rivals at the Ripon tournament Saturday.  The Eagles bested Omro - 25-12, 25-9, followed by wins against Ripon - 25-16, 25-9,  Green Bay West - 25-10, 25-8 and Waupun - 25-11, 27-25 to take the tourney.  Kendra Dantoin had 24 kills, 27 digs on the day while Tehya Bertrand had 72 assists, 19 aces.

Youth Punt Pass & Kick contest is Sunday at noon


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 with be awarded to winners.  All boys and girls receive a participation certificate and a free Sonny's Italian Restaurant pizza certificate.

Registration will be 11:30 to Noon at the field on September 9.  Registration/Rules information and forms are available at the field prior to the competition.

Winners will have the opportunity to advance to the Diocesan level in Hilbert on October 13.

Area high school football results; Algoma and Sevastopol win

By Paul Schmitt    

In local high school football Friday night the Algoma Wolves won a hard-fought road victory over the Oconto Blue Devils 19-14 in a conference match-up while Sevastopol doubled up Oneida Nation 44-22 in eight-man football.

Eagles drop first conference game to Kewaunee 41-12

By Brett Kinnard    

The Southern Door Eagles hosted the Kewaunee Storm in their fourth version of Friday night lights. Both teams entered the game undefeated in conference play thus far. Southern Door jumped out to a lead in this game with a 68 yard touchdown run by Derik LeCaptain. The Storm would fire back with twenty straight points in the second quarter before the Eagles got their second score of the game. Southern Door would head into the half down 20-12. The Storm would pull away in the second half scoring 21 straight unanswered points in the third quarter. The final score from Southern Door would be 41-12 in favor of the Storm. Derik LeCaptain would run for 178 yards in the game with one touchdown score. Owen Kudick ran for 265 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Southern Door will now travel to Algoma to take on the Wolves in their third conference matchup. The Door County Medical pregame show will begin at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7. Join Tyler Dantoin and myself on 102.1 for the call.

Phantoms run over Spartans 33-14 on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The West De Pere Phantoms used a relentless rushing attack to pull away from the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans 33-14 in a non-conference game in Luxemburg Friday night.   The Phantoms rolled up 315 yards on the ground on 66 carries and controlled the ball with over 35 minutes of possession time.

 

The Spartans were able to stay close in the first half on a big 65 yard touchdown pass from Garrit Aissen to Ian Doell and a last second touchdown before halftime on a five yard run by Nathan Coisman that cut the Phantom lead to 17-14.

 

West De Pere (3-0)  dominated the line of scrimmage as quarterback Joshua Blount ran fo 177 yards and three touchdowns while also passing for another score.

 

The Spartans could only muster 56 yards in total rushing.  Aissen finished 11-24 for 177 yards with Doell catching five passes for 87 yards for the Spartans.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (2-1, 2-2 overall) will now travel to Marinette in a North Eastern Conference game next Friday.  The pregame show with Coach Dillon Maney will be at 6:30 pm with kick-off at 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the broadcast that will also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

Gibraltar cruises past Lena/STA 50-12 on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

For the second straight week, the Gibraltar Vikings used a balanced offensive attack to pick up a lopsided victory in a 50-14 win against the Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Titans.

The Vikings held the Titans scoreless in the first half while collecting 30 points of their own on a pair of Trevor Reinhardt touchdowns (one passing to Brandon Stillman, one rushing) and scores from Alex Laughlin and Andras Szakala on the ground. Reinhardt would go on to throw two more touchdown passes in the second half, connecting with Stillman and Laughlin. Two mistakes by the Vikings set up the first touchdowns they had given up since their first game against NEW Lutheran. A fumble deep in Gibraltar territory set up Trenton Telford's touchdown run from about 15 yards out for the Titans' first time on the scoreboard in over 10 quarters. A roughing the passer penalty would wipe out Stillman's second interception on the evening and was countered quickly by Telford's second touchdown. Szakala ended the evening's scoring with his second rushing touchdown.

The Vikings improve to 4-0 on the season and return home next week to face Gillett. The Titans drop to 1-3.

Rodgers & Matthews have dominated the Bears

By Nate LoCascio    With Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback, Green Bay is 16-4 during the regular and postseason against the Bears, with one loss coming in 2013 after Rodgers left the game with an injury after the first series. In the 20 games against Chicago, Rodgers has an overall passer rating of 104.7 and has posted a 100-plus passer rating in five of the last seven matchups, including a rating of 128.0 at Lambeau last season.

 

Of the players that have attempted 175 or more passes against the Bears during the regular and postseason, Rodgers' 104.7 passer rating is No. 1 in league history (No. 2 - Drew Brees, 95.4). Since 2008, Rodgers has five games with a passer rating of 125-plus against the Bears, ranking No. 1 among NFL quarterbacks. No other NFL quarterback has more than one against Chicago over that time span. It is also the most by any QB against the Bears in NFL history (min. 15 att.).

 

In 16 regular-season games against the Bears, LB Clay Matthews has registered 9.5 sacks, the second most he has recorded against any team (10.0 in 15 games vs. Minnesota). Matthews' three interceptions versus Chicago are two more than he has against another team during the regular season.

L-C Soccer ties Marinette 1-1

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco boys soccer tied the Marinette Marines 1-1 in a North Eastern Conference match Thursday afternoon in Marinette.  The scoring recap below is provided by Spartan Coach Cory Romdenne.

GOALS

30' Marinette (Sam McClain; Noah Cegelski assist)

68' Luxemburg-Casco (Anthony Patek)

 

GOALKEEPING

Luxemburg-Casco, Garrett Zuleger, 6 saves

Marinette, Ryan Dura, 3 saves

 

FINAL SCORE

Luxemburg-Casco 1, Marinette 1

Spartans volleyball upends Foxes 3-1

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls volleyball downed Fox Valley Lutheran three games to one on Thursday evening in Luxemburg.  The Spartans were led by Senior Cassie Schiltz with 18 kills.  The final stats below are provided by Spartan Coach Jeff Frey.

 

Fox Valley Lutheran @ Luxemburg-Casco

LC 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17)

LC Record (9-7/2-0)

LC Stats:

Bekah Day 39 assists, 10 digs, 3 blocks
Cassie Schiltz-18 kills, 13 digs
Peyton VandenBush-11 kills, 3 blocks
Amanda Miceli-13 digs
Claire Coppens-11 digs

High School Soccer Thursday Night

By Nick Freimuth     Sturgeon Bay outshot and outscored N.E.W. Lutheran in a battle of unbeaten conference foes Thursday.  The Clippers outshot the Blazers 28-0 en route to an 8-0 win. Eli Dietzel scored twice and assisted on two plays to lead Sturgeon Bay.  Arthur Kelsey netted two balls. Freshman Ben Luders scored two goals and assisted on one. Trey Maas and Carson Dvorak each scored a goal and CJ Fairchild had two assists in the win.

 

Coach Todd Maas said, "Coming off of a well played game against Preble, I wanted the boys to play with that kind of effort and pace on the ball. We did score right away with 2:06 on the clock, which was one of our objectives. Once we got settled in and especially in the second half things started to click more." Sturgeon Bay led N.E.W. 2-0 at halftime and extended their lead in the second half considerably. "I like that the boys held a clean sheet, and N.E.W. had 0 shots on goal which was good to see," Mass added.

 

 

Algoma hosted Peshtigo and the teams finished with a 2-2 stalemate. Riley Reinhart scored the Wolves first goal and was assisted by Justin Dragosh. Adam Wahlers was assisted by Noah Paczcak on Algoma's second goal. The hero for the Wolves was goalkeeper Haakon Utesch. He finished with 22 keeper saves in the tie.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Marinette tied 1-1 Thursday in a North Eastern Conference game from Marinette. The home team scored first in the 30th minute. L-C would score the equalizer in the 68th minute when Anthony Patek blasted a ball to the back of the net. Garrett Zuleger did a nice job in goal for the Spartans stopping six Marinette shots.
 

Southern Door Football takes on Kewaunee on 102.1 FM tonight

By Brett Kinnard     The Southern Door Eagles will take on Kewaunee in their second conference game Friday night. Tune in for pregame with head coach Ryan Zuehlke at 6:30 PM with kickoff beginning at 7:00 PM. So have your dial set to 102.1 FM tonight as Tyler Dantoin and Brett Kinnard will have the call from Southern Door. The game will be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com as well.

Gibraltar looks to stay undefeated at Lena/STA on 105.1 The Viking

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings look to extend their winning streak to three and their record to 4-0 when they travel to face the Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Titans Friday.

The Vikings are coming off a 60-0 win over visiting Menominee Indian last Thursday evening. As dangerous as Trevor Reinhardt was through the air with five touchdown passes on the evening, the running game was almost equally as productive. Andras Szakala and Jake Benzo Jr. each found the end zone for the Vikings as rushing yardage almost matched their passing statistics.

The Titans have not scored a point since their own 44-0 win over Menominee Indian. In consecutive weeks they have lost to Florence 44-0 and Gillett 38-0.

Tim Kowols will have the action from Lena beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-game show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. The game will be available on air on 105.1 The Viking, streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, and if possible Facebook.

Luxemburg-Casco hosts West De Pere in non-conference battle on WBDK

By Paul Schmitt    

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans (2-1) will look to bounce back against the West De Pere Phantoms Friday night in Luxemburg.  The Spartans are coming off a tough loss against Little Chute last week 47-21, in a game the led in the second half 21-14.  West De Pere, an old Bay Conference foe for L-C, pummeled Green Bay West 63-0 last Friday.  Last year, the Spartans fell to the Phantoms 35-21 at De Pere.  The pregame show will start at 6:30 pm with kick-off at 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will announce the play-by-play as the game will also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

(Photo by Ron LeCloux)

Coach McCarthy has owned Bears Vs. Packers rivalry

By Nate LoCascio    Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 18-7 against the Bears during the regular and postseason, including wins in 14 of the last 16 games. In all but one of the 18 wins under McCarthy, Green Bay has scored at least 20 points. Dating back to the 2016 season, Green Bay has won four consecutive games over the Bears, outscoring them 114-67 in those contests. Green Bay has recorded two-plus interceptions in three of the last four games against Chicago, totaling seven over that span.

 

This will be the 17th time in the last 18 years that Green Bay has opened the season against an NFC opponent. Green Bay has won its past five home openers and eight of its past 11 Kickoff Weekend games dating back to 2007. Under McCarthy, the Packers are 8-4 in regular-season openers, including a 5-2 mark at home. Under McCarthy, 10 of the 12 season openers have been decided by eight points or less. The Packers' eight wins in the opening week of the regular season are tied for the second most in the NFC and the fifth most in the NFL since 2006.

Brewers drop final game of series 

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday at home 6-4. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a rough go at it. He went nearly five innings but gave up three earned runs. It was a couple of errors in the game that made the Brewers fall behind.

After a Curtis Granderson homer in the in the seventh, Milwaukee nearly mounted a comeback in the ninth. They had two guys on base with multiple guys up to bat in the ninth but they couldn't get it done.



The Brewers will now have a day off before traveling to San Francisco for a weekend series. They will take on the Giants Friday night at 7:10.

Packers & Bears virtually injury free heading into Sunday

By Nick Freimuth    It will be the shortest injury list either team will see all season. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers are extremely healthy heading into the 2018 NFL season. Green Bay has only three on the initial report while the Bears list two. Here is a look at each team's injury report heading into Sunday Night Football at Lambeau Field:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Oren Burks, LB - Shoulder - Limited Participation
James Crawford, LB - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Josh Jones, S - Ankle - Did Not Participate

CHICAGO BEARS

Daniel Brown, TE - Shoulder - Did Not Participate
DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB - Forearm/Back - Did Not Participate

Packers & Bears prepping for Sunday Night Football

By Nate LoCascio    The NFL regular season will kick off Sunday night for the Packers and Bears at Lambeau Field. The 7:20 PM kickoff will signal the beginning of the 197th game between the two storied franchises. Green Bay has a slight edge in the NFL's oldest rivalry. The Packers are (96-94-6) in the series, which includes two playoff games (1-1). The division rivals square off in a prime-time contest for the 13th consecutive season, tied with Dallas-New York Giants for the longest current streak.

 

It is the first time since 2009 that Green Bay has opened the season at Lambeau Field against Chicago. The Packers have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Bears at Lambeau Field, including a 35-14 victory last season in Week 4.

Brewers pull within three games of Cubs

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers played host to the division rival Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Wade Miley, who has been stellar up to this point, toed the rubber for the Brewers. He went up against a south paw in Mike Montgomery for the Cubs. Chicago opened this game with a four-game division lead over Milwaukee.

After both teams put a zero up on the board in the first inning, they each fired back with a run in the second inning to knot it up at one apiece. It was Ryan Braun coming across to score after a couple hits and a wild pitch during the Brewers turn to bat. They tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth on an Erik Kratz sacrifice fly to put them up 2-1 after four.



From there on out Milwaukee would score in every inning to eventually put the Cubs away 11-1 in the game. It was a trouncing of the division rivals that made all Brewer fans happy.



Milwaukee will now go for the sweep against the Cubs on Wednesday. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10. Jhoulys Chacin will toe the rubber for the Brewers.

High school soccer Tuesday

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco Soccer each played exciting matches on their opening day of school. L-C shutout Ashwaubenon 5-0 and Sturgeon Bay fell 5-2  to Green Bay Prebble.

 

The Clippers trailed 1-1 at halftime. Eli Dietzel scored from an assist by Owen Stevenson on a counter attack to get Sturgeon Bay on the board. Coach Todd Maas said, "The boys played it perfect and were rewarded in the end with a goal. Preble has to many weapons and to good of a team for us to deal with for a full match. They controlled the bulk of possession the second half, patient and methodical at times. Picking us apart and making us pay for our mistakes. They have a great team again this year and it will fun to see how their year progresses."

 

DJ Riechel scored the other Clipper goal in the second half on a restart just outside the 18 box about 25 or more out. Maas said, "(Reichel) drove the ball into the box that the keeper and Preble D misjudged and bounced right through and in. There was a lot of traffic in the box, which good for us and we made it work." The goal brought the score to 3-2 Preble. "We a few other very close goals, just bounced the wrong way. Adison Benzinger hit a great ball from a restart in the first half as well that hits the pipe and bounced out. That really would have changed the game at moment because we would have taken the lead. But that's the game of soccer. All in all our guys played a good game. I'm very proud of them."

 

Sturgeon Bay will host co-conference leaders N.E.W. Thursday and then Friday head down to Racine to take on Prairie School.

 

Luxemburg-Casco Soccer was dominant against Ashwaubenon Tuesday. Griffin Geib and Carter Sewell each scored twice and Matthew Conway scored a goal in the 5-0 shutout. Sewell also added two assists. Garrett Zuleger made 14 saves for the Spartans in goal. The game was cut short by 13 minutes due to lightning.

Kilgore & Koehler King of the Hill / Season Finale results

By Edward Anschutz  




(Sturgeon Bay, WI) 9/1/18 Race Report: Shawn Kilgore returned to victory lane in the Village Kitchen Modifieds for the 2018 season finale at the Hill Raceway. Brad Theys paced the opening laps of the$500 to-win Modified main until Kilgore came to call on lap 5. Kilgore dominated the remainder of the event to earn his 26th career win and first since 2011. He now sits tied for 13th on the all-time feature win list with Bernie Reinhardt and Rod Snellenberger. Russ Reinwald made a late race charge to finish second, Theys was third, Dave Zeitler come home fourth and Kelsy Hayes rallied after a crash in the heat to complete the top five. There were 10 total Modifieds.





After a Heat race win in his first visit of the season former Street Stock ace Paul Diefenthaler jumped to the lead on lap 1 of the Stock Car main event. After starting 8th Bret Koehler raced to the runner-up position on lap 5, setting he sights on Diefenthaler. Koehler closed in on the back bumper, making the pass for the lead on lap 12. Diefenthaler kept the pressure on the remainder of the event but in the endKoehler collected the victory. Dave Bouche closed in late to place third, John Anschutz took fourth and Dan Sell completed the top five. There were 21 Stock Cars.





"Captain" Todd Weise dominated the 15 car Sport Mod feature, leading every lap en route to his first feature win of the season. Jeff Vlies placed second, Chris Budzban made his first trip back after a crash a month ago to take third, Eugene Gregorich III had his best run of the season to place fourth and Dennis Miesler was fifth. 





Cody Potter made the 3.5-hour trip from Pell Lake a successful one in the Street Stocks. Potter led from the drop of the green and went unchallenged to score his first ever win at the Hill. Trailing Potter at the checkers were Kevin Luedtke, Ford Malvitz, Allen Dillon and Derek Kaye. Action was halted on lap 7 when John Hill barrel rolled. Hill emerged unscathed but his racer was done for the night. Potter bested a field of 17 cars. 





"Lead Foot" Johnny Knudson won the Quietwoods Trailer Race of Destruction for the 3rd year in a row. 





HEAT & FEATURE RESULTS: 





20 LAP MODIFIED FEATURE: Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Russ Reinwald, Horicon; Brad Theys, Suamico; Dave Zietler, Luxemburg; Kelsy Hayes, Green Bay





HEAT 1) Kilgore; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot 





20 LAP STOCK CAR FEATURE: Bret Koehler, Two Creeks; Paul Diefenthaler, Manitowoc; Dave Bouche, Algoma; John Anschutz, Casco; Dan Sell, Suring





HEAT 1) Koehler; Karly Stadler, Oshkosh 2) Anschutz; Robert Waechter, Ellisville 3) Diefenthaler; Bouche





20 LAP SPORT MOD FEATURE: Todd Wiese, Green Bay; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Chris Budzban, Green Bay; Eugene Gregorich III, Amherst; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg




HEAT 1) Miesler; Aaron Butterbrodt, Hubertus 2) Vlies; Jarred Vanlaanen, Luxemburg






20 LAP STREET STOCK FEATURE: Cody Potter, Pell Lake; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay; Allen Dillon, Two Rivers; Derek Kaye, Green Bay






HEAT 1) Luedtke; Travis Lumaye, Sturgeon Bay 2) Chase Solomon, Oshkosh; Potter




High school round-up: Gibraltar wins volleyball tournament, Algoma hosts cross country invite

By Tim Kowols       

The Gibraltar Vikings had a successful weekend in Oshkosh over the weekend and the volleyball has the hardware to prove it. After placing in the silver bracket at the Lourdes Academy tournament, the Vikings won three straight matches to win the title.

Highlighting today's action is Algoma hosting a 13-team cross country invitational this afternoon. Gibraltar, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay will also make the trek south for the meet.

Brewers win game one against Cubs

By Brett Kinnard    The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs yesterday 4-3. Zach Davies came off the DL to draw the start in the game and had a nice outing. He went five innings strong only allowing one earned run. Josh Hader and the rest of the bullpen would carry this one to the finish line.

Lorenzo Cain went 2x4 in the game with a run and an RBI. Christian Yelich hit the walk-off fielders choice in the ninth that sent Milwaukee celebrating all over the field.


The Brewers continue their series with the division-leading Cubs on Tuesday. Wade Miley will draw his name in the rotation. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10 from Miller Park.

Packerland Conference soccer standings

By Nick Freimuth    Only two teams remain undefeated in Packerland Conference Soccer. Sturgeon Bay and N.E.W. Lutheran will actually play each other Thursday of this week. There will be no conference games played tonight (Tuesday). Here is a look at league standings heading into play this week as provided by Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz:

 

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED               POINTS

N.E.W. Lutheran                                      2                      0                      0                       4

Sturgeon Bay                                        2                      0                      0                       4

Gibraltar-Sevastopol                          1                      1                      0                       2

Peshtigo                                                1                      1                      0                       2

Algoma                                                  0                      2                      0                       0

Kewaunee                                             0                      2                      0                       0

Packers add veteran linebacker

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers signed LB Korey Toomer, placed WR Jake Kumerow on injured reserve and signed CB Tony Brown and S Marwin Evans to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Monday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

 

Toomer, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound fifth-year player, has played in 46 games with 16 starts and registered 115 total tackles (68 solo), two sacks, an interception he returned 59 yards for a touchdown, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 14 special teams tackles. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (No. 154 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Idaho. Toomer spent a few weeks of his rookie season on Seattle's practice squad and spent his second season with the Seahawks on the reserve/non-football injury list. After being released by Seattle at the end of the 2014 training camp, he appeared in one game for the Dallas Cowboys and eight games for the St. Louis Rams that season. In 2015, Toomer played in 10 games for the Oakland Raiders. In 2016-17, he played in 28 contests with 16 starts for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. This past offseason, Toomer signed with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released on Sept. 1. He will wear No. 56 for the Packers.


 

Brown, a 6-foot, 199-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Los Angeles Chargers out of the University of Alabama on May 11, but was released on Sept. 1. In four seasons, he played in 51 games for the Crimson Tide, posting 89 tackles (58 solo), 4.5 tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, three interceptions, a half-sack and a forced fumble. Brown was awarded special teams player of the week six times by the Alabama coaching staff. He also competed in track and field for the Crimson Tide. Brown will wear No. 28 for the Packers.


 

Evans, originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah State in 2016, played in all 32 regular-season games with one start for Green Bay in 2016-17.

Brewers close out series against Nationals

By Brett Kinnard           



The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 on Sunday afternoon. Brandon Woodruff came in relief during the game and allowed no runs across four innings pitched. Corey Knebel came in to shut the door on the Nationals in the ninth.

Keon Broxton hit a three run home run in the fifth to give three-run an edge in the game. Christian Yelich followed that up with a grand slam in the same inning to give Milwaukee a comfortable lead. They wouldn't look back in this one as they held on to the lead.

The Brewers will now head back to Milwaukee for a series against the division-leading Cubs. Zach Davies will draw his turn in the rotation off the DL. First pitch will be thrown out at 1:10 from Miller Park.

Post season hopes end for Timber Rattlers in 2-1 loss to Kane County

By Terry Kovarik              

The Kane County Cougars dashed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' hopes for a postseason appearance Sunday afternoon in Geneva, Illinois.  The game tied up 1-1 in the third inning when the Rattlers Jay Feliciano knocked in a home run and the Cougars Tra Holmes scored from third on a wild pitch.  With the game still tied in the bottom of the ninth, Kane County's Ryan Dobson scored on a bases-loaded walk to win the game 2-1 and end the Rattlers playoff hopes.  Both teams face off again this afternoon for their season finales.

Packers set practice squad

By Nate LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers signed the following players to the practice squad: RB Joel Bouagnon, C Austin Davis, LB Kendall Donnerson, FB Joe Kerridge, DL Tyler Lancaster, DL James Looney, LB Greer Martini and G/T Adam Pankey. The transactions were announced Sunday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.


All eight of the signees to the practice squad were with the Packers during the 2018 preseason.

Don't put the kayaks and fishing gear away yet!

By Bill Schultz -- Guest Correspondent   

I can't remember the three months of summer going any faster than the time between Memorial Day and this Labor Day Weekend!  For all of you who are visitors to Door County and those of us lucky enough to live here, have a great weekend. But, just because it's Labor Day Weekend, the official end of summer, don't put those kayaks and that fishing gear away just yet.

 

September, October and even into November can be some of the best kayaking and kayak fishing of the year.  And, you won't see too many others out on the water. Paddling our beautiful waters in fall is enhanced as the colors start to change on the trees, it can be truly spectacular.  Also, most of the fish species will begin to put the feedbag on to fatten up for winter. My one caution is as the water temperatures begin to drop be sure to wear proper cold water clothing and wearing your PFD becomes even more important.

 

Over the years, some of my best smallmouth bass fishing has come in the fall.  Last year in mid-October I had a tremendous week of fishing over a five day period with many smallies from 4 to 6 pounds.  The bass usually don't come in as shallow as in the spring, but, you can find great fishing in that 8 to 15-foot range. My go-to presentation will continue to be the Z-Man Shroomz 1/15th or 1/10th ounce jig with the Z-Man Finesse TRD in Green Pumpkin Goby.  I make a long cast and fish it very slowly with occasional twitches.  The unique plastic is buoyant and stands up off the bottom, giving it an irresistible look to the smallies.

 

So, take it from me and don't put those kayaks and fishing gear away for at least a couple of months.  You won't be disappointed. As always, if you have any questions, please email me at kayakfishingwisconsin@gmail.com

Packers set 53-man roster

The Green Bay Packers have set their 53-man roster a week before the season opener against the Chicago Bears.  Those players who made the cut by position:

 

QB (3): 12 Aaron Rodgers, 9 DeShone Kizer, 8 Tim Boyle

RB (2): 30 Jamaal Williams, 88 Ty Montgomery

WR (8): 17 Davante Adams, 18 Randall Cobb, 81 Geronimo Allison, 11 Trevor Davis, 82 J'Mon Moore, 83 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, 19 Equanimeous St. Brown, 16 Jake Kumerow

TE (4): 80 Jimmy Graham, 84 Lance Kendricks, 89 Marcedes Lewis, 85 Robert Tonyan

OL (9): 69 David Bakhtiari, 75 Bryan Bulaga, 65 Lane Taylor, 63 Corey Linsley, 64 Justin McCray, 74 Byron Bell, 78 Jason Spriggs, 62 Lucas Patrick, 70 Alex Light

DL (5): 76 Mike Daniels, 96 Muhammad Wilkerson, 97 Kenny Clark, 94 Dean Lowry, 90 Montravius Adams

LB (8): 52 Clay Matthews, 53 Nick Perry, 50 Blake Martinez, 42 Oren Burks, 93 Reggie Gilbert, 51 Kyler Fackrell, 48 Antonio Morrison, 54 James Crawford

CB (6): 38 Tramon Williams, 20 Kevin King, 31 Davon House, 23 Jaire Alexander, 37 Josh Jackson, 26 Herb Waters

S (5): 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, 29 Kentrell Brice, 27 Josh Jones, 35 Jermaine Whitehead, 36 Raven Greene

Spec (3): 2 Mason Crosby, 6 JK Scott, 43 Hunter Bradley

Brewers give up lead to Nationals, lose lead in wild card bid

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Brewers held a 3-1 lead against the Washington Nationals going into the eighth inning Saturday in D.C.  But a two-hour rain delay combined with four-runs in Washington's half of the eighth washed away the Brewers chance at a win as the Nationals took the game 5-4.   The Brewers loss cost them a chance at the top spot in the National League wild-card race.

Timber Rattlers win 2-1 and keep post season hopes alive

By Terry Kovarik              

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took a 2-1 victory over the Kane County Cougars on Saturday in game one of the three-game series at Northwestern Medicine Field.

The Cougars Yan Sanchez singled to right with men on to drive in a run and take  1-0 lead.

Wisconsin scored two runs in the top of the fourth.   A Darren Seferina ground-rule double followed by a Gabriel García bunt for a single to put runners at the corners.  Chad McClanahan's sacrifice fly to right scored Seferina and sent García to second.  Trever Morrison gave the Rattlers the lead with a two-out single to right to score García and give Wisconsin the lead.  If the Timber Rattlers win the final two games of the series at Kane County, they will be in the playoffs.

Southern Door picks up first conference win

By Brett Kinnard   


The Southern Door Eagles were on the road in Oconto to take on the Blue Devils in their first conference matchup of the year. It was the third week in the high school football season.


Southern Door owned the first half of the game as they got out to a hot start. Kyle Daoust and Derik LeCaptain hooked up on a 57-yard pass play that set up a six-yard touchdown pass from Daoust to Tyler Kroll. In the second quarter, Derik LeCaptain scored from three yards out to make it 14-0 going into halftime.


In the second half, it was all Southern Door again. Derik LeCaptain would punch in another three-yard touchdown rush in the third quarter. Then in the fourth, Daoust and Max Pierre hooked up on an 11-yard touchdown pass to put them up 28-0. The final score from Oconto would wind up being 28-6.


LeCaptain rushed for 171 yards on 19 carries in the game. He also added two touchdowns on the night. Daoust threw for 114 yards with two touchdowns through the air. Max Pierre had six tackles and also was on the receiving end of a touchdown.


Southern Door will now welcome Kewaunee in for their second conference game of the year. The Door County Medical Center Pregame show will start at 6:30 with live coverage beginning at 7.

Sturgeon Bay Football falls to (0-3) at Peshtigo

By Nick Freimuth    The Sturgeon Bay Clippers Football team lost 43-8 Friday night in Peshtigo on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 FM The Clipper. Trailing 28-0 in the first quarter, Sturgeon Bay lost multiple players again to injury. The most scary play came on the first drive when starting quarterback Anthony Jennerjohn suffered a concussion sustained in a vicious head to head blow from the Bulldogs linebacker. It was a tackle where the defender went head-to-head with his helmet down and was flagged for 15 yard immediately.

 

The Clippers managed their lone score during a second half shortened by continuous clock. Jack Schmelzer threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to freshman Braiden Haines. Schmelzer ran in the two point conversion. The Clippers tallied 128 passing yards and 26 rushing yards in the loss. Peshtigo ran for 229 yards and passed for 102 yards.

 

Sturgeon Bay has a bye next week and will resume play in two weeks when they travel to Coleman again on 104.1 FM WRLU and 103.3 FM The Clipper.

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