Sports Archives for 2018-11

Packers putting in final preparations for Cardinals

By Nate LoCascio

 

Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 35-16 in the month of December (since 2006), a .686 winning percentage that ranks No. 3 in the NFL over that span. Dating back to 2006, Green Bay is 22-4 at home in the month of December, ranking No. 2 in the NFL with a winning percentage of .846, according to pro-football-reference.com. With Aaron Rodgers as the starter, the Packers are 24-10 in the month of December, including 16-1 at home, with the only loss coming in 2008 (according to Sportradar). Sunday’s noon kickoff from Lambeau Field will feature two teams performing below expectations this season.

High School Basketball Thursday night results

By Nick Freimuth

 

Southern Door beat Oconto Thursday night 46-38 in Packerland Conference girls basketball. The Eagles had three players score 12 or more points including Grace LeGrave (12), Hailey Shimon (12) and Tehya Bertrand (13). The Blue Devils led 23-22 at halftime but Southern Door soared back in the second half outscoring Oconto 24-15 in the second half. Maria Allen led Oconto with 13 points.

 

Green Bay N.E.W. topped Sturgeon Bay 64-30 by forcing 34 Clipper turnovers. Grace Scholz lead all scorers for N.E.W. with 19 points. Sarah Bridenhagen scored 15 points and Greta Meleen had eight points in the loss.

 

Sevastopol fell to Peshtigo 50-38 after being down by just two (21-19) at halftime. Amber Roalkvan led the Pioneers with 19 points.

 

Algoma was throttled by Kewaunee 51-30. The first edition of “The War on the Shore” this season went to the Sara Dax led Storm.

Kewaunee wrestling outlasts Green Bay United 42-40

By Tim Kowols

 

Kewaunee’s Paul Wery gave up about 50 pounds and a few inches to Green Bay United’s Isaac Klarkowski, but he did not give up the pin in the Storm’s 42-40 victory Thursday night. After finding itself in an early 18-0 hole, the Storm rattled off three straight pins by Logan Steinhorst, Jack Severin, and Nathan VanGoethem. Dylan Steinhorst’s first period pin would be the last points the Storm would score on its own, securing three forfeits en route to the final match. Wery eventually lost to Klarkowski 16-4, but his ability to get out of pinning combination kept the damage limited to just a major decision, leaving the Green Bay United two points of shy of potentially winning the match due to tiebreakers. Kewaunee is back in action on Saturday at the Papermaker Invitational in Kimberly.

 

106: Nolan Jerde GB pinned Elena Lewis 1:52
113: Blake McCurrie GB won by forfeit
120: Dylan Mourea GB pinned Gina Augustian 1:15
126: Logan Steinhorst KEW pinned Cobi Serrano 1:01
132: Jack Severin KEW pinned Travis Weatherspoon 3:04
138: Nathan VanGoethem KEW pinned Brad Seidl 2:23
145: George Tapia GB won by forfeit
152: Gustavo Soto GB pinned Mason Jeanquart 2:48
160: Dylan Steinhorst KEW pinned Atticus Cruz 1:55
170: Destiny King GB pinned Remington Schleis 4:51
182: Travis Reinke KEW won by forfeit
195: Jason Reinke KEW won by forfeit
220: Cristopher Hewuse KEW won by forfeit
285: Isaac Klarkowski GB dec. Paul Wery 16-4.

 

 

Kewaunee wrestling opens season at Green Bay West

Posted by Door County Daily News.com on Thursday, November 29, 2018

More wrestling action from Green Bay West as Kewaunee battles Green Bay United at 160 lbs.

Posted by Door County Daily News.com on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Kewaunee Wrestling Head Coach Dan Steinhorst recaps its 42-40 win over Green Bay United.

Posted by Door County Daily News.com on Thursday, November 29, 2018

 

In other local wrestling action, Luxemburg-Casco’s championship defense got off to a sour start in a 40-15 loss to Wrightstown. Hunter and Lucas Joniaux, Bryce Bosman, Nathan Roisman, and Reece Worachek all collected decisions in the meet. The Spartans host Green Bay Preble, Bay Port, and Sheboygan Falls in a triple-dual meet on Saturday.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will join Kewaunee in Kimberly for the Papermaker Invitational on Saturday.

Rough night for Green Bay women's basketball, volleyball

By Tim Kowols

 

Faced with tough opponents on the road, both the Green Bay women’s basketball and volleyball teams lost in their Thursday night action.

 

In Madison, the Phoenix volleyball team lost in straight sets to nationally sixth-seeded Wisconsin, 25-9, 27-25, and 25-15. Alexandra Zakutney led the Phoenix with 13 kills while Ashley Sledge chipped in four blocks. The Phoenix ultimately could not overcome its 26 errors in the program’s first NCAA appearance since 2003.

 

In Brookings, South Dakota the Phoenix women’s basketball team could dig itself out of 34-12 1st half deficit en route to a 77-47 loss to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Laken James and Lyndsey Robson led the Phoenix with the 11 points apiece, but could not overcome a Jackrabbits defense that held them to less than 30 percent shooting from the field. The Phoenix continue their South Dakota road trip against the state’s flagship university on Saturday.

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling looks to repeat state championship run

By Connor Harbit

 

Less than a year ago, the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team managed to reach the pinnacle of success with a thrilling 30-28 victory over Ellsworth in the finals of the state championship. However, the Spartans are not resting for a second as they look to repeat that accomplishment and win their fourth state championship in seven years. The team is returning several key participants from last season, including several parts of a strong lightweight core that was essential to taking home the title. That core will include senior Bryce Bosman, a three-time state champion at the individual level. He explained how having so many state-level wrestlers on one team has helped him improve over his time at Luxemburg-Casco.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps also helping out the Spartans is the overall level of competition they face within their own conference. Head coach Chas Treml says he and the other coaches of the Northeastern Conference agree that there might not be better wrestling anywhere else in the state.

 

 

 

 

The Spartans will begin their 2018-2019 season Thursday with a dual meet against conference foe Wrightstown. They will also be in action this weekend when they host Bay Port, Green Bay Preble, and Sheboygan Falls.

Clutch three-pointer in final few seconds lifts Bucks over Chicago

By Connor Harbit

 

It wasn’t as pretty as Milwaukee fans would have liked, but the Bucks sent them home happy anyway with a 116-113 win over the Chicago Bulls. The game was deadlocked for much of the first half, with Chicago leading by 10 after the first quarter thanks to some early turnovers. That lead would evaporate in the second quarter, however, as it did not take long for the Bucks to bounce back and take a 63-62 lead into the half. The second half wasn’t much different in regards to keeping things close, as Milwaukee was only able to extend its lead two more points in the third quarter. After a fourth quarter in which it seemed that both teams would always have an answer for the other, Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton nailed a three-pointer with just five seconds remaining to take home the victory.

 

The Bucks (15-6) were led by Giannis Antetokoumpo with 36 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 24. Chicago guard Zach LaVine led the Bulls (5-17) with 24 points of his own. Milwaukee will next take a couple days off before heading east for a meeting with the New York Knicks.

Packers & Cardinals each list 13 players on injury report

By Nick Freimuth

 

The Cardinals and Packers have six wins combined on the 2018 NFL season. The week 13 matchup features 26 injured players heading into Sunday’s matchup at Lambeau Field. Each team listed 13 players on their initial injury report of the week. The Packers again have some of their top players on the list and the newest addition is left tackle David Bakhtiari. His knee injury will likely leave him questionable for this weekend. Other players like Trevor Davis and Mike Daniels are likely a lock to be out against Arizona. Here is a look at each teams walking wounded as released by the clubs after practice on Wednesday:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

 

David Bakhtiari, T – Knee – Did Not Participate
Bashaud Breeland, CB – Groin – Did Not Participate
Kentrell Brice, S – Ankle / Concussion – Did Not Participate
Tra Carson, RB – Rib – Did Not Participate
Randall Cobb, WR – Hamstring – Limited Participation
Mike Daniels, DL – Foot – Did Not Participate
Trevor Davis, WR – Hamstring – Did Not Participate
Jimmy Graham, TE – Knee / Thumb – Did Not Participate
Raven Greene, S – Ankle – Did Not Participate
Kevin King, CB – Hamstring – Limited Participation
Aaron Rodgers, QB – Knee – Full Participation
Equanimeous St. Brown – Elbow – Limited Participation
Lane Taylor, G – Quadricep – Limited Participation

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Budda Baker, S – Knee – Limited Participation
Deone Bucannon, LB – Chest – Did Not Participate
Larry Fitzgerald, WR – Not Injury Related – Did Not Participate
Rudy Ford, S – Heel – Limited Participation
D.J. Humphries, OL – Knee – Limited Participation
Mike Iupati, OL – Back – Full Participation
Leonard Johnson, CB – Hip – Full Participation
Robert Nkemdiche, DT – Calf – Full Participation
Corey Peters, DT – Back – Limited Participation
John Phillips, TE – Knee – Full Participation
Haason Reddick, LB – Neck – Did Not Participate
Jeremy Vujnovich, OL – Hamstring – Limited Participation
Chad Williams, WR – Ankle – Limited Participation

Girls basketball headlines Thursday's Packerland slate

By Tim Kowols

 

Area teams will not have to travel far to face their conference foes in a busy night for Packerland Girls Basketball, with all teams beginning action at 7:30 p.m.

 

Algoma will host the season’s first match-up against its county rival Kewaunee. The battle of unbeatens will feature the conference’s leading scorer Makayla Guilette for Algoma and its fourth leading scorer in Sara Dax of Kewaunee.

 

Sevastopol will play at home against Peshtigo after playing in a Thanksgiving weekend tournament in Lena. The Pioneers are looking for their first conference win of the season after securing its first victory on the season against Elcho last weekend.

 

Southern Door entertains Oconto at home as the Eagles look to get above .500. Hailey Shimon is the third leading scorer in the conference, scoring 19 points a game.

 

Finally, Sturgeon Bay is looking for their first win of the season when it hosts Green Bay NEW Lutheran. Junior Sarah Bridenhagen is leading the Clippers in most statistical categories including points (7.0), rebounds (5.0), and assists (1.0).

Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco hit the mats for season's first wrestling duals

By Tim Kowols

 

The championship layoff is over for two local teams as the high school wrestling season kicks off this weekend.

 

The defending Packerland Conference champion Kewaunee Storm hits the road Thursday evening for its first dual meet of the season against Green Bay West. The Storm will likely be led by Packerland Conference wrestler of the year Jack Severin, who took 5th in last season’s individual state tournament. Kewaunee hopes to repeat its team success from last year after winning several tournaments along the way to a berth to the WIAA Team Sectional.

 

The state champion Luxemburg-Casco Spartans wrestling team also gets underway Thursday evening with a dual meet at conference rival Wrightstown. The Spartans return a number of its lightweight wrestlers crucial to its title run in Madison last year, including three-time state champion Bryce Bosman.

 

Both dual meets begin at 6:30 p.m. with junior varsity matches preceding the varsity meet.

 

The pair of meets kicks off a busy weekend of wrestling for area teams. See below for Saturday’s schedule:

 

LUXEMBURG-CASCO: Triple dual at home Saturday against Bay Port, Green Bay Preble, and Sheboygan Falls
STURGEON BAY/SEVASTOPOL: Papermaker Invitational at Kimberly
KEWAUNEE: Papermaker Invitational at Kimberly
SOUTHERN DOOR: Tournament at Stratford

Packers sign two new players to practice squad

By Nate LoCascio

 

The Green Bay Packers signed safety Eddie Pleasant and fullbackMalcolm Johnson to the practice squad today. The team released linebacker Korey Toomer and placed guard Anthony Coyle on the practice squad; injured list. The transactions were announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

 

Pleasant (5-10, 210) originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Oregon in 2012. In six seasons with the Texans (2012-17), he played in 78 regular-season games with one start, recording 86 tackles (67 solo), four QB hits, two tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, 17 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense. Pleasant added 30 tackles on special teams.  He also appeared in five postseason contests for Houston. In 2018, Pleasant was in training camp with the New England Patriots and spent a short time during the regular season with the Arizona Cardinals, appearing in one game. He will wear No. 35 for the Packers.

 

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 231-pound third-year player out of Mississippi State, was originally selected in the sixth round (No. 195 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played in 19 games with six starts in two seasons with the Browns (2015-16), hauling in nine receptions for 59 yards (6.6 avg.) and carrying the ball once for a gain of 2 yards. After being released by the Browns on Oct. 24, 2016, Johnson spent some time on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad. In 2018, he was with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason and training camp. Johnson played tight end in college, starting 23 of 45 games played, before converting to fullback in the NFL. He will wear No. 46 for the Packers.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix the only Packer (former) leading Pro Bowl balloting

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, with 725,736 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2019 Pro Bowl. Former Packers strong safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix is the only Packers player (until he was traded) that appears as a top vote getter at his position.

 

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (679,775 votes) ranks second overall, while Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (580,997 votes), Pittsburgh running back James Conner (540,165 votes) and New York Giants rookie running back Saquan Barkley (539,456 votes) round out the top five.

 

Six of the top 10 vote getters – Mahomes, Conner, Barkley, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt – are currently in their first, second or third NFL season. Additionally, nine first-or-second year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

 

Fan voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones atNFL.com/ProBowlVote  until Thursday, December 13.

 

Starting tomorrow, November 29, and extending through the end of the voting period on December 13, fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

 

Fans are able to vote as many times as they like through both NFL.com/ProBowlVote or directly on twitter.

 

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 2:00 PM CST.

 

Tickets to the game are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including AFC & NFC seating sections, player red carpet viewing, special kid zone activities and postgame fireworks.

Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 14.

 

Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 7:00 PM CST. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

 

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Drew Brees N ew Orleans 725,736

QB

Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 679,775

RB

Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 580,997

RB

James Conner Pittsburgh 540,165

RB

Saquon Barkley New York Giants 539,456

WR

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 510,459

QB

Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 508,372

RB

Alvin Kamara New Orleans 452,385

RB

Kareem Hunt Kansas City 431,341

TE

Travis Kelce Kansas City 422,877

 

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

 

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

 

QB

AFC Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City 679,775

DE

AFC J.J. Watt, Houston 311,006  

QB

NFC Drew Brees, New Orleans 725,736

DE

NFC Danielle Hunter, Minnesota 215,553  

RB

AFC James Conner, Pittsburgh 540,165

DT

AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 189,113  

RB

NFC Todd Gurley, LA Rams 580,997

DT

NFC Aaron Donald, LA Rams 298,549  

FB

AFC Anthony Sherman, Kansas City 133,912

OLB

AFC T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh 248,981  

FB

NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 332,238

OLB

NFC Khalil Mack, Chicago 288,187  

WR

AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 510,459

ILB

AFC Jon Bostic, Pittsburgh 86,364  

WR

NFC Odell Beckham, Jr., NY Giants 402,767

ILB

NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 194,202  

TE

AFC Travis Kelce, Kansas City 422,877

CB

AFC Denzel Ward, Cleveland 213,201  

TE

NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 381,780

CB

NFC Kyle Fuller, Chicago 204,450  

T

AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 180,745

SS

AFC Jamal Adams, NY Jets 136,376  

T

NFC Terron Armstead, New Orleans 191,469

SS

NFC Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Washington 108,074  

G

AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 223,708

FS

AFC Derwin James, LA Chargers 82,662  

G

NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 169,257

FS

NFC Eddie Jackson, Chicago 98,037  

C

AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 207,615

P

AFC Britton Colquitt, Cleveland 99,812  

C

NFC Max Unger, New Orleans 188,934

P

NFC Michael Dickson, Seattle 74,477  

K

AFC Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh 68,823

ST

AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 91,617  

K

NFC Wil Lutz, New Orleans 94,045

ST

NFC Mark Nzeocha, San Francisco 72,391  

RS

AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 137,632

 

       

RS

NFC Tarik Cohen, Chicago 104,000

 

       

 

*Totals reflect players currently on active rosters through Tuesday, November 27 at 3:00 PM ET

For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL FLAG Championships Powered By USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.

Kratz and Brewers reach one-year contract

By Terry Kovarik

 

The Milwaukee Brewers and veteran catcher Erik Kratz have come to a one-year contract agreement worth $1.2 million.The new pact with the 17-year veteran came Tuesday just ahead of the Friday deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players or release them into free agency.  Kratz was one of those eligible players for the Brewers.

Bucks host Bulls

By Terry Kovarik

 

The Milwaukee Buck return home to the Fiserv Forum to host the Chicago Bulls.  The Bucks are hoping to notch their 15th win of the season.  The Bulls are looking for their 6th victory.  Both teams lost close games in their last outings with the Bucks losing Monday to the Charlotte Hornets on the road 110-107 and the Bulls coming up short Monday at home to the San Antonio Spurs 108-107.

On paper Packers should win Sunday

By Nate LoCascio

 

The (4-6-1) Green Bay Packers host the (2-9) Arizona Cardinals Sunday at Lambeau Field and are expected to be heavy favorites. It is only the second time the Cardinals have played at Lambeau Field in December (Dec. 21, 1969). The Packers are 28-9 all-time at home against the Cardinals during the regular and postseason, including wins in each of the last nine. Green Bay is 44-23-4 against Arizona during the regular season.

 

Sunday may be a high scoring affair. The Packers have scored 24-plus points in seven of the last eight home games against the Cardinals, including eclipsing 30 points five times. Arizona last played at Green Bay during the regular season in 2012, a 31-17 Packers victory.

Packers make roster move

By Nate LoCascio

 

The Green Bay Packers signed offensive tackle Gerhard de Beer to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

 

de Beer, a 6-foot-6, 312-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Arizona on May 11. After being released by the Bills on Sept. 1, he spent a short time on Buffalo’s practice squad. At Arizona, de Beer played in 23 games and blocked for a rushing offense that ranked No. 3 in the nation with an average of 309.3 yards per game in 2017. He will wear No. 72 for the Packers.

Gibraltar girls' basketball coach wants to compete for a conference championship

By Connor Harbit

 

Following a 15-8 season a year ago, Gibraltar girls’ basketball head coach Josh Kropuenske views his Vikings as one of the top four teams in the Packerland Conference. Coming off a third-place finish in conference play a year ago behind Kewaunee and Southern Door, Kropuenske believes having plenty of returning letter winners and a new up-tempo style of defense will give the Vikings the push they need toward the top of the standings.

 

 

 

 

In addition to Gibraltar, Kropuenske tagged Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Algoma as teams to watch out for in the Packerland Conference this year. The Vikings currently sit at 1-2 on the season, with losses to Algoma and Hilbert but a commanding 60-12 victory over Sturgeon Bay. They will next take to the court on December 1st when they welcome Mishicot to Gibraltar.

Plenty of teams set for high school basketball tonight

By Connor Harbit

 

The season is still young and plenty of teams still feel they have a chance to make an early-season run and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in their conferences. You can find a partial list of area games down below.

 

Boys:

 

Luxemburg-Casco vs. Menasha

 

Peshtigo @ Marinette

 

Kewaunee vs. Two Rivers

 

De Pere @ Stevens Point

 

Green Bay Southwest vs. Seymour

 

Manitowoc Lincoln vs. Green Bay East

 

Pulaski vs. New London

 

Sheboygan South vs. Plymouth

 

Girls:

 

Luxemburg-Casco @ Little Chute

 

Peshtigo @ Wittenburg-Birnamwood

 

De Pere vs. Stevens Point

 

Pulaski @ Seymour

 

Sheboygan North @ Martin Luther

 

Sheboygan Lutheran vs. St. Mary’s Springs

 

Oconto Falls @ Denmark

Potential Pro Bowler Kenny Clark impresses on Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth

 

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark is having the best season of his NFL career. Clark has logged six sacks this season, a career high. According to Pro Football Focus, the UCLA product has seen his overall grades on performance raise from a 74.8 his rookie season to 87.8 last year to 90.1 this season. Add to that his pass rush snaps per pressure climbing from 17.9 in 2016 to 10.5 in 2017 all the way down to 8.9 in 2018. Kenny Clark deserves a spot in the Pro Bowl this year!

 

The third-year pro took his Monday night to spend with a bunch of great kids from St. Peters Lutheran School on the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. The Storm was named the WRLU Team of the Week for their commitment in the classroom and on the sporting fields. The 90-minute sports talk show held at Jim Olson Ford was filled with smiling student-athletes, coaches and parents. The show will resume next Monday night when the Striver’s Gymnastics Team will appear as the WRLU Team of the Week from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM live on 104.1 FM.

Senior leadership key to improving Gibraltar basketball

By Connor Harbit

 

As the 2018-2019 basketball season gets underway, Gibraltar boys head basketball coach Justin Burress is pleased with the amount of leadership his team has shown. With seven seniors on this year’s roster, Burress believes that the team has developed into a mature squad that should compete in the Packerland Conference this year. Following a successful summer tournament circuit, Burress believes the boys are more ready than ever to get onto the court.

 

 

 

 

After two non-conference games to begin the season, Gibraltar will open up Packerland conference play with a meeting against Sturgeon Bay at home November 30th. The Clippers took both meetings last year.

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling looks to repeat successful 2017 season

By Connor Harbit

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastapol wrestling head coach Trevor Hasenjager is confident his 2018-19 team can repeat the success it had a year ago. The combined team finished second in the conference and had several successful wrestlers across all weight categories. With several returning wrestlers to the squad, the team will be looking to improve upon last year’s performances. Hasenjager, a former standout wrestler at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside who has been with the team since 2010, said that while there are a few holes in the lineup this year, he is confident that there the numbers will be there in the future.

 

 

 

 

Some names Hasenjager mentioned as being potential standouts for this year include Triston Beauchamp at 145 and Nick West in the heavyweight division. The team attends its first meet on Saturday as they take part in the Kimberly Papermaker Invitational.

Kenny Clark & St. Peters Lutheran featured on Jim Olson Motors Red Zone tonight

By Nick Freimuth

 

One of the top players on the 2018 Green Bay Packers Kenny Clark will be in Sturgeon Bay tonight for the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone from the Ford location. St. Peters Lutheran will be featured as the WRLU Team of the Week. The show starts at 5:30 PM and runs for 90 minutes. The show is free to attend and open to everyone.

Flanigan Distributing's Deer Hunters Roundup A Smash Success

By Nick Freimuth

 

Record crowds poured out to Door and Kewaunee County establishments throughout the nine-day gun deer season for the 14th annual Deer Hunters Roundup presented by Flanigan Distributing. The finale was no exception. A packed Wave Pointe was the host of this years finale. The show in combination with Whitetails Unlimited and Door County Fish Farm and Game raffled off 10 guns. Dennis “The Buck Baggin’ Barber” Anschutz and Dave Rady served as my co-hosts again this year and were exceptional as always.

 

 

Thank you to all the sponsors, regular attendees and hosts of the nightly hunting show. Hunters, we’ll see you again next year.

Packers pounded by Vikings

By Nick Freimuth

 

The Packers (4-6-1) are still winless on the road this season in six tries (eight if you include the pre-season). A 24-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings has Green Bay’s playoff chances on life support. Aaron Rodgers struggled again Sunday night finishing with a 23.4 quarterback rating. His 17/28 performance included 198 yards and just one touchdown. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins finished 29/38 for 342 yards and three touchdowns. His QB rating was 75.5.

 

Davante Adams was the top receiver for ‘The Pack’ with five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Jones averaged 4.2 yards per carry tallying 72 yards on 17 touches.

 

Adam Thielen led Minnesota with eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs had eight receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.

 

Green Bay hosts the Cardinal this Sunday at noon at Lambeau Field.

Several teams set for return following Thanksgiving Break

By Connor Harbit

 

With the Thanksgiving break firmly in the rearview mirror, several area and Packerland conference teams are set to either return to action or start their season Monday night.

 

On the boys’ side:

 

Gibraltar (0-1) @ Gillett (0-0)

 

Oconto (0-0) @ Crivitz (0-0)

 

Southern Door (0-1) @ Roncalli  (0-0)

 

The Oconto girls basketball team (2-1) is also in action tonight, as they meet Wabeno/Laona (2-0) at home following a 60-51 victory over Sevastopol last Tuesday.

Rodgers off injury list, Daniels and Perry out for Vikings game

By Terry Kovarik

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodges is off the injury list for Sunday’s game against the Vikings in Minneapolis.  At the same time, the team has ruled out defensive tackle Mike Daniels, with a foot injury and linebacker Nick Perry, who’s recovering from a knee injury.  Among those questionable to see action:

 

 

TE  Jimmy Graham with knee and thumb injuries

 

DB Bashaud Breeland with a groin injury

 

DB Kevin King with a hamstring injury

 

DB Kentrell Brice with an ankle injury

 

Receiver Randall Cobb with a hamstring injury

 

RB Tra Carson with a rib injury

 

G Lucas Patrick who sustained a concussion

Gophers pound Badgers 37-15 to end season

By Terry Kovarik

 

The University of Wisconsin ended the regular season with a 37-15 loss to Minnesota before a home crowd at Camp Randall Stadium.  The Badgers could not overcome a combination of inability to score in the first and third quarters and the Golden Gophers 14-point totals in both the second and fourth quarters.  The Badgers finish their 2018 campaign 7-5 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten West.  Minnesota finishes 6-6 overall and 3-6 in conference play.

Daoust nets 1,000 career point in Southern Door loss to Oostburg

Photo courtesy of Tonya DeBroux/Facebook

 

The Southern Door Eagles were outscored by the Oostburg Flying Dutchmen Friday night 74-57.  The Eagles and Kyle Daoust, however, had reason to celebrate.  Daoust scored his 1,000 career point early in the game.  It was one of 21-points he scored in Southern Door’s first game of the season.  Daoust was followed by Ryan Claflin who picked up 14-points for Southern Door.  The Eagles take on Roncalli Monday night on the road in Manitowoc.

Oneida tops Sevastopol 62-38 in girls basketball

The Sevastopol Pioneers Girls Basketball team couldn’t match a strong second-half by the Oneida Thunderhawks who outscored the Pioneers 35-16 to take a 62-38 win. Yelih Rodriguez led Oneida with 19 points. Sadie Schuman tallied 11 points, M’Kenzey Ackley had 10 points and Naomi House finished with eight points.  Sevastopol was led by Zoe Kehn with 11 points and Grace Braver who had five points.  The Pioneers host Elcho Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM.

Packers historian to hold 100th anniversary celebration at Door County Library

By Connor Harbit

 

STURGEON BAY, WI (Connor Harbit) — Green Bay fans from across the area are invited to celebrate 100 years of Packers football at the Door County Library December 1st. The hour-long event will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 and is a comprehensive and visual presentation of one of the National Football League’s most treasured and successful franchises. Author and former history teacher Jim Rice will be presenting the event and has compiled a large collection of Packers memorabilia. Rice said any Packers fan, from the casual to the hardcore, will find something to enjoy.

 

 

The event was originally scheduled for October before scheduling conflicts forced the library to move the event back to December. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best Packers ensemble. There will be a crowd-choice award for the best-dressed fan.

2018 Big Buck Board

The 2018 nine-day gun hunting season for the whitetail deer is nearing the final weekend and Door and Kewaunee Counties have harvested some magnum bucks. This page is a place for you to share your success by emailing us your trophy harvest (doe or buck). Email photos to freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com. Good luck and stay safe hunters!

 

 

 

 

Nora Krause

 

 

Caleb Rass

 

 

Brent Haberli

 

 

Wendy Dorner

 

 

Kristy Kerstner

 

 

Matt Phillips

 

 

Bill Mueller

 

 

Mackenzie Jeanquart & Logan Jeanquart

 

 

Trevor Marin

 

 

Jackson Young

 

 

Jerry Wahlers

 

 

Ava Olson

 

 

Britt & Jim Hanson

 

 

Justin Dragosh

 

 

Matt Dragosh

 

 

Bristol Will

 

 

Cruz Anschutz

 

 

Lance Torp

 

 

Joey Torp

 

 

Ethan Jorns

 

 

Preston Lemm

 

 

David Herlache

 

 

Jax Rankin

 

 

Aidan Zeitler

 

 

Cully Bridenhagen

 

 

Emilie Schartner

 

 

David VanDreese

 

 

Russ Kallin

 

 

Tim Schmidt

Packers add wide receiver to their practice squad

By Nate LoCascio

 

The Green Bay Packers signed wide receiver Teo Redding to the practice squad Tuesday. The transaction was announced by General Manager Brian Gutekunst. (TEE-oh) Redding, a 6-foot-1, 176-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green on May 11. After being released by the Lions on Aug. 31, he spent a week on the practice squad of the Washington Redskins. Redding earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2017 after leading the team with eight receiving touchdowns. He will wear No. 88 for the Packers.

High School girls hoops Tuesday night results

By Nick Freimuth

 

Sevastopol fell to Oconto 60-51 in varsity girls basketball Tuesday. The Pioneers led 27-21 at halftime but saw that lead evaporate in the second half. Zoe Kuehn scored an impressive 20 points to lead Sevastopol in one of the single-game high scoring efforts in the past decade. Amber Roalkvan added 13 points in the loss.

 

Algoma fell hard to Green Bay West 76-24 in a non-conference game. The Wolves are working out the early season kinks in preparation for what should be a very close race in the Packerland this season. Coach Mark Zastrow always seems to get the most out of the talent he has on the court every year.

 

Southern Door is proving they might be the team to beat again this year in the conference. The Eagles soared past N.E.W. Lutheran 65-51. Hailey Shimon scored a game-high 24 points to lead the way for Southern Door. Tehya Bertrand added 15 points in the victory. N.E.W. was led by Afton Wagner with 14 points and Grace Scholtz with 13 points.

Gibraltar takes pair of losses in boys and girls basketball action

By Connor Harbit

 

The Gibraltar Vikings boys basketball team took to the road and started its 2018-2019 season with a 63-43 loss to the Chilton Tigers. Meanwhile, the Gibraltar girls, coming off a 48-point victory over Sturgeon Bay, found the same amount of offense that the boys did, but still could not get over the Algoma Wolves as they dropped their game 53-43. Following the loss, the Gibraltar boys (0-1) will attempt to regroup as they travel once again to next meet the Gillett Tigers (0-0), while the girls move on to Mishicot (2-0).

Deer registrations for opening weekend up in Kewaunee County, down slightly in Door

Don Owens / CC

 

By Paul Schmitt

 

The numbers from the opening weekend of the nine-day gun deer season in the area was a mixed bag, according to the Wisconsin DNR.  Despite ideal hunting conditions, Door County hunters registered 29 fewer deer than last year.  1557 deer were taken this past weekend compared to 1586 in 2017.  The exact number of bucks was taken again this year, 848, in Door County.  Kewaunee County saw an increase of 5.3 percent of deer harvested on opening weekend with increases in both bucks and antlerless deer.  Statewide the deer kill was up 12.8 percent.  The nine-day hunt concludes this Sunday.

 

Here is a link to the complete state-wide breakdown by the Wisconsin DNR

 

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/documents/deer_Prelim9day_2017v2018.pdf

Sevastopol girls basketball looks to pick up first win against Oconto

By Connor Harbit

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers’ girls basketball team started off their season with a 63-42 loss to Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, but get another chance to pick up their first win against Oconto tonight. Zoe Kuehn will look to lead the Pioneers in scoring again after picking up 18 in the opening contest, while Amber Roalkvan will try to add another double-digit scoring game to her total as well. Oconto comes in at 1-1 following a 35-33 loss to Peshtigo.

Wisconsin boys basketball season starts tonight

By Connor Harbit

     

With the girls already a week into their season, boys basketball teams throughout Wisconsin will start their 2018-2019 campaigns tonight. Several area teams are set to compete, and a partial list can be found below.

 

Algoma @ Green Bay West

 

Ashwaubenon @ Seymour

 

Gibraltar @ Chilton

 

Oconto Falls @ Suring

 

Manitowoc Lutheran @ Sevastopol

 

Menominee Indian @ Bowler

Sara Dax scores 1,000th point for Kewaunee girls basketball

By Nick Freimuth

 

It is very early in the high school basketball season but the Packerland already has a 1,000 career point scorer. Kewaunee senior Sara Dax tallied her 1,000th career point in a  72-30 win over Sturgeon Bay Monday night. The Storm played an excellent game and challenged the Clippers with their height and size according to Sturgeon Bay Coach Eric Taushek. Sarah Bridenhagen scored 12 points to lead the Clippers. Carley Wodack added eight points in the loss.

Southern Door's LeCaptain a Gopher

By Tim Kowols

 

Southern Door linebacker and running back Derik LeCaptain announced Monday his intentions to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team next fall. LeCaptain will join the Golden Gophers as a preferred walk-on, giving him an opportunity to earn a scholarship later in his collegiate career. In his senior season, LeCaptain earned co-offensive and defensive player of the year honors in the MONLPC-Large Conference. According to Rivals.com, LeCaptain had also received offers from East Central University, Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota-Duluth, South Dakota, and Minnesota State. Wisconsin also offered him a preferred walk-on spot.

 

2018 Big Buck Board

The 2018 nine-day gun hunting season for the whitetail deer is nearing the halfway point and Door and Kewaunee Counties have harvested some magnum bucks. This page is a place for you to share your success by emailing us your trophy harvest (doe or buck). Email photos to freimuth@doorcountydailynews.com. Good luck and stay safe hunters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol Will

 

 

Cruz Anschutz

 

 

Lance Torp

 

 

Joey Torp

 

 

Ethan Jorns

 

 

Preston Lemm

 

 

David Herlache

 

 

Jax Rankin

 

 

Aidan Zeitler

 

 

Cully Bridenhagen

 

 

Emilie Schartner

 

 

David VanDreese

 

 

Russ Kallin

 

 

Tim Schmidt

Packers still in the hunt for the NFC North crown

By Nick Freimuth

 

The Chicago Bears stand alone atop the NFC North following their 25-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. Behind the Saints nine-game winning streak, Chicago is the second hottest team in the NFC with four straight wins. The NFC North is far from decided however as you’ll see in the standings below. Only three games separate the first and last place teams in the standings. Green Bay still has games against all three divisional rivals including a Sunday night matchup in Minnesota this weekend.

 

Chicago – 7-3
Minnesota – 5-4-1
Green Bay – 4-5-1
Detroit – 4-6

Badgers edge Purdue 47-43 in triple overtime

By Terry Kovarik

 

The Purdue Boilermakers appeared ready to hand the Wisconsin Badgers their fifth loss of the season overall, and their fourth in the Big Ten West.  Purdue led 27-13 in with 9:12 left in the game when Purdue safety Brennan Thieneman picked off a Badger pass and took the ball to Wisconsin’s 32-yard line.  But Purdue safety Navon Mosley was flagged for pass interference and that returned the ball to the Badgers.  Jack Coan completed two passes for touchdowns to Danny Davis III.  That effort helped send the game into overtime.  From there Jack Coan connected with Jonathon Taylor for two touchdowns on five carries which helped propel the Badgers to a 47-43 win in West Lafayette and second place in the Big Ten West.

Several Luxemburg-Casco players receive All-Conference Honors

By Terry Kovarik

 

Selections for the Fall-All Conference Football honors have been made.  Door and Kewaunee County players honored include:

 

NORTH EASTERN CONFERENCE

 

FIRST TEAM

 

Quarterback: Garrit Aissen, sr., Luxemburg-Casco.

 

Tight ends: Nathan Coisman, sr., LUX.

 

Defensive linemen:  Nathan Coisman, sr., LUX.

 

Defensive backs:  Nathan Ronsman, sr., LUX.

 

 

SECOND TEAM

 

Offense

Running backs: Ian Doell, sr., LUX.

 

Defense

Linebackers: Garrit Jeanquardt, sr., LUX, Noah Lindsley, sr., LUX.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

 

Offense

Receivers: Anthony Otradovic, sr., LUX.

Tight end:  Kyle Kroll, so., LUX.

 

Defense

Defensive backs: Max Cravillion, jr., LUX.

Punter: Noah Lindsley, sr., LUX.

 

MONLPC CONFERENCE

 

AWARDS

 

Offensive players of the year: Owen Kudick, jr., Kewaunee, Derik LeCaptain, sr., Southern Door.

 

Defensive player of the year: Derik LeCaptain, sr., SD.

 

Offensive lineman of the year: Tanor Bortolini, jr., KEW.

 

Defensive player of the year: Tanor Bortolini, jr., KEW.

 

FIRST TEAM

 

Offense

Quarterback: Ryan Carmichael, jr., KEW.

Running backs: Owen Kudick, jr., KEW, Derik LeCaptain, sr., SD.

Offensive ends: Alex Hewitt, sr., KEW, McCoy Walechka, sr., KEW.

Offensive linemen: Tanor Bortolini, jr., KEW, Kyle Malcore, sr., SD, Jarid Behrmann, sr., KEW, Max Schoening, sr., Algoma.

Kicker: Alex Hewitt, sr., KEW.

 

Defense

Defensive ends: Tanor Bortolini, sr., KEW, Max Schoening, sr., ALG, Evan Wheaton, jr., SD.

Defensive linemen: Brock Kleiman, sr., KEW; Kyle Malcore, sr., SD; Elijah Ritchie, jr., ALG.

Linebackers: Derik LeCaptain, sr., SD, Jordon Deringer, jr., ALG; Travis Reinke, sr., KEW.

Defensive backs: McCoy Walechka, sr., KEW.

 

SECOND TEAM

 

Offense

Quarterback: Kyle Daoust, sr., SD.

Running backs: Tyler Blanchard, so., COL; Travis Reinke, sr., KEW.

Tight end: Jordon Deringer, jr., ALG. Offensive end: Tyler Kroll, jr., SD.

Offensive linemen: Max Bordeau, sr., Sturgeon Bay, Elijah Ritchie, jr., ALG; Evan Wheaton, jr., SD.

 

Defense

Defensive end: Max Panger, sr., ALG.

Defensive linemen: Paul Wery, sr., KEW.

Linebackers: Wyatt Kruse, sr., KEW, Max Pierre, sr., SD.

Defensive backs: Dane Johnson, sr., ALG, Owen Kudick, jr., KEW; Kyle Daoust, sr., SD.

Punter: Jordon Deringer, jr., ALG

 

HONORABLE MENTION

 

Offense

Running back: Nick Baudhuin, so., SD.

Tight ends: Wyatt Kruse, sr., KEW, Max Pierre, sr., SD.

Offensive linemen: Calvin Meacham, sr., SB; Brodie Overbeck, fr., SD; Andrew Ramage, sr.

Kicker: Alex Montana, fr., SD.

 

Defense

Defensive linemen: Jarid Behrmann, sr., KEW.

Linebackers: Nick Baudhuin, so., SD.

Defensive back: Tyler Kroll, jr., SD. Punter: Max Hanrahan, jr., KEW; Derik LeCaptain, sr., SD.

Badgers take on Purdue in Indiana

The UW Badgers travel to West Lafayette, Indiana to take on the Purdue Boilermakers in Big Ten West Football action.  Both teams are 4-3 in the West, while Wisconsin holds a 6-4 record overall compared to Purdue, which is 5-5 overall.  The Badgers hope to pick up some ground after last week’s 22-10 loss to Penn State.

Buck best Bulls 123-104

By Terry Kovarik

 

After trailing in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks came back strong in the second half to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104 at the FiServ Forum.  Eric Bledsoe scored a game-high 25-points, followed closely by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 23 points in a come-from-behind win against the Bulls.  The Bucks take on the Denver Nuggets at home Monday night.

Weekend slate light for area schools

By Tim Kowols

 

With the winter sports season still warming up, the weekend slate for area high schools is relatively light.

 

On Friday, the Algoma girls basketball team will head to Green Bay West while Sevastopol hosts NEW Lutheran. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. The Algoma boys basketball team will visit Reedsville for a varsity scrimmage beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

Saturday afternoon Southern Door will scrimmage with seven other schools at Green Bay East in boys’ basketball. Luxemburg-Casco will look to bounce back after their Thursday night loss to Bay Port with a 7 p.m. at Ashwaubenon.

Girls basketball round-up: Gibraltar, Kewaunee get victories

By Tim Kowols

 

The Gibraltar Vikings and the Kewaunee Storm were able to get their seasons off on the right foot Thursday night with wins in their respective contests.

 

The Vikings were able to force 16 turnovers in their 60-12 win over host Sturgeon Bay.  Brenna Zuehlke was the leading scorer for the Clippers on a night where the Vikings defense caused fits for the home team.

 

The Storm blew past the Southern Door Eagles 48-36 in its first game of the season. One day after signing her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Michigan Tech, Sara Dax led all scorers with 16 points for Kewaunee. Mac Tlachac chipped in 12 points in the win. Hailey Shimon led the Eagles in scoring, registering 14 points.

 

Luxemburg-Casco’s Jenna Jorgensen’s 22 points led all scorers but it was not enough to sink the Bay Port Pirates in a 66-58 loss in Suamico. Cassie Schiltz scored 14 points in her first game since signing her NLI with Green Bay on Wednesday.

 

Local action tonight includes Algoma hitting the road to face Green Bay West while Sevastopol hosts NEW Lutheran. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

Seahawks deliver devastating loss to Packers in Seattle

By Nick Freimuth

 

Green Bay fell to (4-5-1) at CenturyLink Field after a 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Aaron Rodgers had a solid night completing 21/30 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns. Russell Wilson was 21/31 passing for 225 yards and two touchdowns. Neither quarterback threw an interception. Green Bay allowed 173 rushing yards and gained only 48 yards on the ground.

 

It didn’t take long for the Packers to take the lead on Thursday Night Football in Seattle. A 1:07 first drive followed a Clay Matthews forced fumble on the Seahawks first play from scrimmage. Tramon Williams recovered for Green Bay on the 29 yard line and three plays later Aaron Jones found the end zone on an eight-yard touchdown run.

 

Following a Seattle field goal Aaron Rodgers connected with fourth string tight end Robert Tonyan on a 54-yard touchdown throw. Green Bay led 14-3 in the first quarter. The pace slowed in the second quarter for the Pack. Russell Wilson made up for an airmailed would-be touchdown in the first quarter by finding Doug Baldwin from six yards out to cap a 14-play drive spanning 77 yards and took 7:31 off the second quarter clock.

 

Seattle added another score at the end of the first half. The Seahawks first lead came with 3:22 left to play in quarter number two when Chris Carson walked into the endzone from one-yard out. It gave Seattle a 17-14 lead. Seattle’s lead would not last for long. Aaron Rodgers orchestrated a five play 75-yard drive leaving just :44 left on the second quarter clock and found Aaron Jones 24 yards out on a perfect pass. Green Bay took a 21-17 lead into the locker room.

 

 

The teams traded possessions throughout the third quarter before Green Bay relinquished their lead. Ed Dickson scored the game winning  15 -yard touchdown with 5:08 left to play in the game.

 

69,007 packed CenturyLink Field and a Packers fans were loud and proud throughout.

Badgers head to West Lafayette to battle Purdue

By Tim Kowols

 

The Wisconsin Badgers football team could still get at least a share of the Big Ten West division crown, but it has to go through the Purdue Boilermakers to do it when the two teams meet in West Lafayette Saturday afternoon.

 

The Badgers look to rebound after losing to Penn State last week 22-10. Key to that could be the return of offensive starters Alex Hornibrook, Taiwan Deal, and David Edward, who are all listed as questionable on this week’s injury report. If not, the Badgers will ride Heisman candidate Jonathan Taylor and hope for more improvement from backup quarterback Jack Coan.

 

Purdue’s up-and-down season continued last week after getting blown out by Minnesota 41-10. It’s the same team that scored big wins over ranked conference rivals Iowa and Ohio State earlier this season. The Boilermakers are dealing with the added distraction that its head coach Jeff Brohm could be on the way to Louisville, a rumor he denied to reporters earlier this week.

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. from Ross-Ade Field.

Montravius Adams wows WRLU Team of the Week

By Nick Freimuth   The Jim Olson Motors Red Zone honored Sturgeon Bay Youth Soccer as the WRLU Team of the Week Monday night at the Ford location. After players and coaches were all interviewed on air Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams joined the broadcast. After recording his first NFL sack the day prior against the Miami Dolphins, Adams was still riding the emotional high. Before posing for pictures and signing autographs, Adams purchased one of his football cards for each of the Clippers Soccer players in attendance.

 

The show returns next Monday night when we feature Sevastopol youth girls basketball as our team of the week. The show returns to its normal time 5:30 - 7:00 PM and will feature Packers Lucas Patrick and Tyler Lancaster on 104.1 FM.

Packers readying for third game in 12 days

By Nate LoCascio     The (4-4-1) Green Bay Packers take the long flight out to the West Coast this evening as they prepare to play the (4-5) Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. It marks the Packers' second Thursday night game at Seattle since 2014. Including the postseason, it will be the seventh time the two teams have played since 2012. It will be the fifth consecutive season the two teams have played during the regular season, the longest streak in the series. Green Bay has won three straight over Seattle, including a 17-9 victory in Week 1 last season.

 

Thursday will be the last of three games the Packers will have played in a 12-day span. The Packers have scored 23-plus points in seven of their last eight road games they have played in the month of November. Green Bay will play its next two games (at Seattle and at Minnesota) in primetime. The Packers have played three primetime games so far this season, defeating the Chicago Bears, 24-23, in Week 1 and the San Francisco 49ers, 33-30, in Week 6, and losing at the New England Patriots, 31-17, in Week 9.

Area boasts four all-state football players

By Tim Kowols       

Four local players, including two from the WIAA 8-Man state champion Sevastopol Pioneers, were recognized by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for making their all-state teams.

In the large school division, Luxemburg-Casco's Garrit Aissen earned honorable mention honors at the quarterback position.

Sevastopol's Jeremy Jorns made the all-state team as an inside linebacker, while teammate Max Krohn (defensive end) and Southern Door's Derik LeCaptain (inside linebacker) earned honorable mention recognition.

Jim Olson Motors Red Zone starts at 6:30 PM tonight

By Nick Freimuth    Our weekly Packers sports talk show, the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone, starts one hour later tonight. Beginning at 6:30 PM, Sturgeon Bay Youth Soccer will be honored as the WRLU Team of the Week. Then at 7:00 PM Green Bay Packer Montravius Adams will join us. Coming off his first career NFL sack against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Adams is excited to celebrate with Packers fans tonight. The show is held at Jim Olson Ford and is free and open to the public. Our weekly co-host Lucas Patrick suffered a concussion on a kick return yesterday and will likely be unable to attend.

Aaron Jones carries Packers to 31-12 victory

By Nick Freimuth    A new career high 145 yards on 15 carries was established by Sunday's "Leader of the Pack." Running back Aaron Jones put Green Bay on his shoulders and lifted the home team to (4-4-1) on the season with the 31-12 win. Green Bay has just three days to prepare for the Seahawks (4-5) before flying out to Seattle for Thursday Night Football. Seattle lost to the LA Rams 36-31 Sunday.

 

Aaron Rodgers played second fiddle to Aaron Jones Sunday afternoon. He had a very pedestrian 19/28 performance with 199 yards and two touchdowns. Davante Adams was his top target with four catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Lambeau Field was filled with 78,076 fans that got to see the Packers stay alive in the chase for the post-season.

Bulaga, Cobb and Martinez questionable for Dolphins-Packers match

By Terry Kovarik              

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga, receiver Randall Cobb and linebacker Blake Martinez are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Bulaga is recovering from a knee injury, Cobb is nursing an injured hamstring and Martinez sustained an ankle injury after stepping on the shoe of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in last weekends game.  Packers.com reports Cobb and Martinez would have participated in a limited capacity if the Packers practiced on Friday, while Bulaga was estimated as a full.

Bucks lose squeaker to Clippers

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Bucks lost in overtime to the Los Angeles Clippers 128-126.  Lou Williams sailed past Eric Bledsoe in the closing seconds and put it away for Los Angeles.   Each team had no more than two possessions throughout the second half and in overtime.  The Bucks record falls to 9-3 on the season while the Clippers improve to 7-5.

Badgers take on Nittany Lions in Big 10 action

By Terry Kovarik              

The University of Wisconsin travels to Happy Valley to take on Penn State University.   The Badgers look to extend their winning ways after last weeks 37-14 win over Rutgers while the Nittany Lions hope to save face after last weeks 42-7 drubbing by Michigan.  Kick off is set for 11:00 AM.

Bucks take on Clippers in Los Angeles

By Terry Kovarik

 

The Milwaukee Bucks tip off against the Los Angles Clippers this afternoon continue a four-game West Coast swing.  The Bucks are coming off of a 134-111 win Thursday against the World Champion Golden State Warriors.  That snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Warriors.  Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee's big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists.  Tip-off time is set for 2:00 PM.

Bucks crush defending champs on Golden State's home court

By Nick Freimuth

 

The Milwaukee Bucks are legit contenders for an NBA Championship this season. If you did not believe after their (7-0) start or after Milwaukee beat the team with the best record in the NBA (Toronto), then a 134-111 beatdown of the defending world champions in Golden State last night should have you believing. The best team in the Western Conference had no answer for "The Greek Freak" and crew. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, Eric Bledsoe led the way with 26 and Malcolm Brogdon added 20 points in the win.

 

Milwaukee's defense on Stephen Curry was probably most impressive though. The former scoring champ and league MVP is averaging nearly 30 points per game. Against Milwaukee on Thursday, he was held to ten points including zero three-point field goals made.

 

The Bucks next travel to play the LA Clippers Saturday at 2:30 PM CST.

Lambeau Field should be rocking Sunday against Miami

By Nate LoCascio     In the last six contests against the AFC East, the Packers are 4-2. uGreen Bay has won three consecutive home games against AFC East teams. The Packers are 1-1 against AFC East teams this season. Tight end Jimmy Graham has totaled 10 receiving TDs in 10 games played against AFC East teams, including a TD in each game against the division this season. In four of the contests, Graham has recorded two TDs. wide receiver Randall Cobb has three receiving TDs in five games against AFC East teams and has registered five-plus receptions in each contest. LB Clay Matthews has played against AFC East teams nine times and has totaled 7.5 sacks and a forced fumble. CB Tramon Williams has four interceptions and a forced fumble in 14 games played against AFC East teams.

 

Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay is 61-34-1 in regular season games 9-16, a .641 winning percentage that ranks No. 3 in the NFL since 2006 (New England, 78-19, .804 / Pittsburgh, 66-30, .688),
according to pro-football-reference.com. Dating back to 2008, Aaron Rodgers ranks No. 2 in the NFL with a passer rating of 103.4 in the second half of the season (min. 500 pass att.), trailing Seattle QB Russell Wilson (104.0), pro-football-reference.com. Rodgers has registered a passer rating of 100-plus in six of the last eight games he has played in during the second half of the season (126.0, 136.6, 150.8, 108.9, 116.7, 115.0).

Door County co-op team prepares for state swim meet

By Tim Kowols       

Coming off a sectional championship at Ashwaubenon last week, the Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door/Sevastopol swim team hopes it will bring more hardware home from Madison after this week. The WIAA State Swim Meet kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with the diving competition followed swimming events at 6:30. The co-op's first event is the 200 yard medley relay where they are seeded seventh in the first heat. Senior Molly Banks will be in lane seven when she competes in the first heat of the 50 yard freestyle. She shifts over one lane for her next event, the 100 yard freestyle. The 200 yard freestyle relay hits the water next from lane eight in the first heat while senior Molly Ripp hits the water a couple races later for the 100-yard backstroke. The state meet concludes Saturday afternoon at the UW Natatorium.

Green Bay women dealt blow before showdown with No. 15

By Tim Kowols       

Forward Karly Murphy's sophomore season will prove to be just minutes long after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the opening moments of the Green Bay Phoenix's loss to Northwestern Tuesday. It forces the Phoenix to try to find scoring elsewhere in a line-up that now has lost its top three scorers due to either graduation or injury. Offense will be key when the Phoenix head to Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood to take on No. 15 DePaul, which opened their season with 140-62 victory over Illinois' St. Xavier University.

While the women head out on the road, the men's team stay back after doubling up Wisconsin Lutheran 110-54 on Tuesday. They play Indiana State at the Kress Center beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Packers need to win Sunday against Dolphins

By Nate LoCascio    The (3-4-1) Green Bay Packers host the (5-4) Miami Dolphins Sunday at 3:25 PM from Lambeau Field. It will mark Green Bay's first home game in nearly four weeks. It is the Packers' lone game at Lambeau Field over a 47-day span (Oct. 16-Dec. 1). The Packers have won three of the last four matchups with the Dolphins, including the last time they played (27-24 at Miami in 2014). In the 2014 contest, QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 264 yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 99.7. Trailing by four points with just over two minutes to play, Rodgers led the Packers on an 11-play, 60-yard drive and connected with TE Andrew Quarless for a 4-yard game-winning TD with three seconds remaining.

 

It will be the latest date that Miami has played in Green Bay since Dec. 8, 1985. Seven of the last 10 matchups between the Packers and Dolphins have been decided by single digits. Green Bay has scored 20-plus points against Miami in each of the last six games. Sunday will be the second of three games the Packers will play in a 12-day span, as they will be back on the road traveling back out west to take on the Seattle Seahawks on a Thursday night. It is the Packers' second Thursday night game at Seattle (Week 1 in 2014).

Packers relatively healthy heading into Lambeau Field Sunday

By Nick Freimuth     The Green  Packers have eight starters on their injury report this week. Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb and Nick Perry are all listed but will play Sunday. Kevin King and Jimmy Graham are the only players that did not participate Wednesday. Graham is more than likely going to suit up against the Dolphins. Kevin King is less likely. Meanwhile, Miami posted 19 players on the initial injury report of the week. Only one of the injuries (DE, Charles Harris) appears to be serious enough to jeopardize his play on Sunday. Here is a look at each team's injury reports as released by the Packers and Dolphins following practice Wednesday:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Kentrell Brice, S - Knee - Limited Participation
Bryan Bulaga, T - Knee - Limited Participation
Randall Cobb, WR - Hamstring - Full Participation
Jimmy Graham, TE - Knee - Did Not Participate
Kevin King, CB - Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Blake Martinez, LB - Ankle - Limited Participation
Nick Perry, LB - Ankle - Full Participation
Aaron Rodgers, QB - Knee - Full Participation

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Danny Amendola, WR - Not Injury Related - Did Not Participate
Stephone Anthony, LB - Quadricep - Full Participation
Jesse Davis, G/T - Elbow - Full Participation
A.J. Derby, TE - Foot - Full Participation
Kenyan Drake, RB - Shoulder - Full Participation
Jakeem Grant, WR - Achilles - Limited Participation
Charles Harris, DE - Calf - Did Not Participate
Xavien Howard, CB - Ankle - Full Participation
Ja'Wuan James, T - Knee - Limited Participation
Reshad Jones, S - Shoulder - Full Participation
Ted Larsen, C/G - Neck - Limited Participation
T.J. McDonald, S - Knee - Full Participation
DeVante Parker, WR - Knee - Full Participation
Robert Quinn, DE - Ankle - Full Participation
Kenny Stills, WR - Groin - Limited Participation
Travis Swanson, C - Elbow - Full Participation
Ryan Tannehill, QB - Shoulder (Right) - Limited Participation
Laremy Tunsil, T - Knee / Ankle - Limited Participation
Cameron Wake, DE - Not Injury - Related Did Not Participate

Blazers beat Bucks 118-103

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Bucks lost on the road to the Portland Trailblazers 118-103. The Blazers were aided by a strong second-half performance by guard C.J. McCollum, who scored 27 of his total 40 points after halftime. The Bucks travel to California Thursday to take on the Golden State Warriors.

Thompson selected for Packers Hall of Fame

By Terry Kovarik              



Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson will be inducted next May into the Packers Hall of Fame, hall officials announced Tuesday.  The induction ceremony will be moved from July to May 4 to better accommodate football and summer schedules, hall officials said.

Packers continue to clean house

By Nate Lo Cascio    The Green Bay Packers have released safety Jermaine Whitehead, placed wide receiver Geronimo Allison on injured reserve and signed cornerback Will Redmond to the active roster from the practice squad and finally signed linebacker Brady Sheldon to the practice squad on a very busy Tuesday at Lambeau Field. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions.


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



Sheldon, a 6-foot-5, 231-pound first-year player out of Ferris State, was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on July 14, 2017. He spent most of his rookie season on the Raiders' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on Dec. 22, 2017, and played in the final two games of the season. After being released by Oakland on June 12, Sheldon was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, but was released after training camp. He spent the first eight weeks of this season on the Browns' practice squad. Sheldon will wear No. 58 for the Packers.



Whitehead (5-11, 195), played in 19 games with two starts since joining the Packers in 2016, seeing action on special teams and defense. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of Auburn in 2015. Whitehead spent most of his rookie season on the 49ers' practice squad before being signed to the Baltimore Ravens' active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, and was inactive for the final two games. He was waived by Baltimore on May 13, 2016, and signed with Green Bay a few days later.

Packers Give Back Award goes to Kewaunee's McWilliams

By Katie Hermsen   The Green Bay Packers honored 10 Green Bay Packers Give Back Award winners on Tuesday, November 6, with a luncheon in the Legends Club inside the Lambeau Field Atrium. One of this year's winners is from Kewaunee. Barbara McWilliams will be one of the ten honored for her work with the Violence Intervention Project. McWilliams lives in Kewaunee and works for the Algoma affiliate. The recipients are being recognized for their work in the community, with each one receiving a $2,000 grant for his/her nonprofit group.

 

"The Packers are proud to honor these inspiring role models," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Our community is a better place because of their dedication as volunteers for local organizations."


 

Funded by the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Packers Foundation and NFL Foundation, the Packers Give Back Award recognizes outstanding volunteers within the state of Wisconsin. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations nominated outstanding volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities through volunteerism. The volunteers are not compensated for their services. This is unfortunately the final year the Packers Give Back Award will be distributed.

Sevastopol Football takes center stage at Jim Olson Motors Red Zone

By Nick Freimuth    The WRLU Team of the Week was Sevastopol Youth Football. They had a very neat add-on to last night's show. The first ever 8-man state champions also joined us on 104.1 FM WRLU from Jim Olson Ford. The gold ball also made its way to the show for fans and community members to see. Our Packers guests Tim Boyle and Lucas Patrick went above and beyond in making the teams feel welcome. They stayed after the show for 45 minutes to make sure everyone got an autograph, photo or their question answered.

 



Next week's featured team will be Sturgeon Bay Youth Soccer. The show will be held at Jim Olson Ford from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Door County High School co-op swim team advances to state

By Todd Clark     The Door County High School co-op swim team won their sectional final last weekend and is now preparing for the 49th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Swimming and Diving Championships. The meet will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at the Natatorium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the meet are $6 and $1 for children 6-years old and under.
 

The Division 2 championships will be held Friday, with the Division 1 championships to follow on Saturday. The Division 2 diving competition begins Friday at 2:30 p.m. The swimming finals are scheduled to begin Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Division 1 diving competition is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the swimming events to begin at 3 p.m. The swimming events will run consecutively following the first event's starting time on the respective days. Here is the order of events (all events in yards):


Order of Events

1.  Diving

2.  200 Medley Relay

3.  200 Freestyle

4.  200 Individual Medley

5.  50 Freestyle

6.  100 Butterfly

7.  100 Freestyle

8.  500 Freestyle

9.  200 Freestyle Relay

10.  100 Backstroke

11.  100 Breaststroke

12.  400 Freestyle Relay


Last year, Middleton won the title in Division 1 for the second consecutive season. The Cardinals scored 313.5 points to win the title by a comfortable margin. Cedarburg was second with 242 points. In Division 2, Edgewood captured the crown for the third straight season by scoring 346 points. New Berlin Eisenhower finished second by compiling 202 points.

Packers add veteran safety to add depth at shallow position

By Nat LoCascio    The Green Bay Packers claimed safety Ibraheim Campbell off waivers from the New York Jets and released punter Drew Kaser. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Monday.


(EE-brah-heem) Campbell (5-11, 210), was originally selected in the fourth round (No. 115 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns out of Northwestern. In addition to the Browns and the Jets, he has played for the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys, appearing in 43 games with 11 starts in his first four years in the NFL. Campbell has registered 68 tackles (51 solo), a pass defensed, a fumble recovery, and 14 tackles (10 solo) on special teams. He will wear No. 39 for the Packers.


Green Bay basketball seasons open with twin bill Tuesday

By Tim Kowols       

Both the men and the women's basketball teams for the Green Bay Phoenix will open their respective seasons Tuesday at the Kress Center.

Picked to finish 5th in the Horizon League, the men's team will open play against Wisconsin Lutheran for a special 11:30 tip-off time. It marks the first full season for Sandy Cohen, who transferred from Marquette and was allowed to play at the halfway point of last season. Tuesday's morning matchup also marks the second of five games to be played at the on-campus facility before the majority of Horizon League and some non-conference games are played at the Resch Center.

The women's team hopes to continue their dominance in the Horizon League when it plays in the doubleheader's night cap against Northwestern. Picked to finish first in the Horizon League, it swept a pair of Big 10 matchups last season, including a 63-57 over the Wildcats in Evanston. The Phoenix tip off at 7 p.m.

Sevastopol Football featured on Jim Olson Motors Red Zone tonight

By Nick Freimuth     Sevastopol Youth Football will lead off the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone at 5:30 PM tonight on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Team of the Week will then be joined by two Packers players and the state champion Sevastopol varsity football team at 6:00 PM. Lucas Patrick and Tim Boyle are our scheduled Packers players tonight from Jim Olson Ford. The show is free to attend and open to the community.

 

Sevastopol Coach Ron Frank will bring the state championship trophy "The Gold Ball" and have it on display for fans to see at tonight's broadcast as well. Our Packers players will also be signing autographs and posing for pictures with attendees at tonight's show. The program is streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com and runs through 7:00 PM.

Packers look very mediocre against Patriots

By Nick Freimuth    A 31-17 loss to the Patriots puts the Packers in a tough position over the final eight weeks of the season. Now (3-4-1) Green Bay will likely have to win six of their final eight games to even get into the playoffs.

 

The game was billed as "GOAT Cheese Bowl" but did not feature incredible play by either quarterback. Tom Brady had a quarterback rating of 37.3 while Aaron Rodgers finished at 49.0. Green Bay never led on Sunday Night Football. Aaron Jones and the Packers rushing attack looked far more potent than the aerial option. Jones carried 14 times for 76 yards but coughed up the momentum changing fumble in the fourth quarter.

 

Rodgers finished 24/43 passing for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Brady was 22/35 for 294 yards and one touchdown. Marquez Valdes Scantling caught three passes for a team-high 101 yards. Jimmy Graham had four catches for 55 yards and one touchdown. Davante Adams caught six balls for 40 yards and one score.

Packers sign punter Drew Kaser

By Terry Kovarik              

Former San Diego Charger punter Drew Kaser has been signed by the Green Bay Packers.

The transaction, reported by packers.com, was announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst. Kaser, a 6-foot-2, 206-pound third-year player, was originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  He was released by the Chargers on October 3. He will wear No. 10 for the Packers.

Allison out for Packers-Patriots game

By Terry Kovarik              

The Green Bay Packers are without wide receiver Geronimo Allison this week.

Packers.com reports Packers that Allison continues to recover from a groin/hamstring injury.  He did not travel to New England.

Also on the injury list are cornerback Tony Brown with a hip injury, safety Jermaine Whitehead with a back injury, linebacker Nick Perry with an ankle injury and receiver Randall Cobb with a hamstring injury.

Badgers best Rutgers 31-17

By Terry Kovarik              

The University of Wisconsin football squad notched a needed Big 10 win with a 31-17 score against Rutgers on the road. Despite two interceptions in the first half, Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook led UW to a 10-0 lead going into halftime. Hornibrook did not play in the second half after appearing to suffer another concussion. He was pulled from last week's game against Northwestern after suffering a concussion.  The Badger take on Penn State next week on the road.

Sevastopol wins first ever eight-man state football championship

By Nick Freimuth     Sevastopol Football was the Cinderella story of the postseason in WIAA eight-man football. The number two seed beat back-to-back undefeated squads in Newman Catholic last week and the Luck Cardinals Saturday in the state final. The Pioneers only led for the final 2:08 out of a possible 48 minutes in a game broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU. Their first and only lead came on a Nathan Stenzel three-yard touchdown run by the senior quarterback. He added a two-point conversion moments later and gave Sevastopol a 38-30 lead, the eventual final score.

 

This marks only the third time in Door County high school history that a football state champion was crowned. Southern Door won a state title in 1989 and Sturgeon Bay won state in the fall of 2004. That's it!

 

Stenzel finished with a state championship game record 179 rushing yards on 35 carries and 170 yards passing on 22 attempts. He added a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown, plus he ran for three two-point conversions and passed for another. Stenzel did it all for the Pioneers in the win.

 

Spencer Evenson rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown, Max Krohn tallied 25 yards and Jeremy Jorns rushed for 11 yards and a touchdown plus a two-point conversion in the win. Krohn added five receptions for 142 yards including one of the most miraculous touchdown catches. Krohn was badly underthrown in the end zone and came back five yards on a ball that he somehow picked off the safeties jersey and juggled it in for a catch. It was Sevastopol's first touchdown of the game and was a big momentum turner. Krohn found the end zone again in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 30-30 from 48 yards out.

 

Sevastopol gained 252 rushing yards and 170 passing for a total of 422 total yards on offense. Luck rushed for 318 yards and was held to 20 passing for a total of 338 yards of offense. Each team punted only twice. The Pioneers picked up 22 first downs and held Luck to only 10 in the entire game. The defense led by Jeremy Jorns and Caden Kacmarynski was dominant at Stanley-Boyd High School from Oriole Field. Kacmarynski, Arthur Hocevar and Jaden Sawyer also controlled the line of scrimmage and did a fantastic job blocking for a stable of running backs that gained a remarkable 252 yards on the ground.

 

Nearly three hundred Pioneers fans made their way three hours across the state to Stanley-Boyd High School to cheer their team onto the school's first-ever football state title. Click on the multimedia gallery at DoorCountyDailyNews.com to watch highlights of the game plus the post-game celebration. More videos are available on FaceBook when you like DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

Congratulations Coach Ron Frank and his assistants Mike Laaksonen, Joel Schauske, Jason Stenzel, Scott Walker and Dan Judas. Frank is in his 19th season as head coach at Sevastopol. He spent five years as an assistant and coached at Southern Door for three years as well. It took 27 years in total to claim a state title for Frank but he said the journey made the accomplishment even sweeter. Sevastopol finishes the season (11-1) and is the first ever WIAA State Football Champion.

 

You can listen back to the entire broadcast on 104.1 FM WRLU by clicking the link below and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

 

https://streamdb4web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/WRLU

Sevastopol Football ready to bring home gold in first ever 8-man state championship

By Nick Freimuth   The (10-1) Sevastopol Pioneers play the undefeated (11-0) Luck on 104.1 FM WRLU in the first ever Wisconsin eight-man football state championship today on 104.1 FM WRLU. The Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show begins at 12:30 PM with Pioneers Coach Ron Frank. These schools have never played each other and have completely different styles of offense. Sevastopol likes to air it out while Luc grounds and pounds. Luck has thrown a grand total of 25 passes all season. The Pioneers expect lots of counters and traps and a methodical offensive approach from Luck.

 

The game will also be streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. GO PIONEERS!!!!!

Bucks hope to get back in winning form against Kings

By Terry Kovarik              

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to regain their winning ways Saturday when they host the Sacramento Kings at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks undefeated season ended Thursday on the road in Boston with a close loss to the Celtics 113-117. That loss spoiled Giannis Antetokounmpo's return to action after being cleared from the league's concussion protocol.

Badgers hope to bounce back against Rutgers

By Terry Kovarik              

The Wisconsin Badgers host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Saturday in another Big Ten match. The Badgers hope to gain ground in the Big Ten West following last weekend's 31-17 loss to Northwestern.

Storm can't catch Tigers in 42-12 loss on 96.7 WBDK

By Tim Kowols       

The Stratford Tigers scored three touchdowns in the game's opening stanza to run away from the Kewaunee Storm 42-12 Friday night on 96.7 WBDK.  Kade Erike opened the scoring on the second play from scrimmage for the Tigers from 42 yards out. After the Tigers picked off a pass by Ryan Carmichael, Chase Flink scored his first of three touchdowns a few plays later to make it 12-0. Quarterback Max Schwabe closed out the quarter with a sneak to extend the lead to 19-0 following the kick. Flink and Erike would add touchdowns in the second quarter to make it 35-0 at the half. Running back Owen Kudick brought the Storm fans to their feet with a 42-yard touchdown run for Kewaunee's first score of the game. After Flink answered with a 15-yard touchdown run in the middle of the fourth quarter, the Storm would end the game and their season with a five-yard touchdown pass from Carmichael to graduating senior McCoy Walechka.

Despite the sour note to end their season, Kewaunee has plenty to be proud of in their 2018 campaign. The Storm went undefeated during the regular season to win the MONLPC. Kewaunee players also collected 18 all-conference honors, including Tanor Bortolini earning offensive and defensive lineman of the year honors and Owen Kudick sharing offensive player of the year recognition.

Clippers Soccer season ends in state semi-final on 103.3 FM

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay Soccer saw its season end in a 4-1 loss at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee on 103.3 FM 'The Clipper.' Sturgeon Bay's leading goal scorer Eli Dietzel scored Sturgeon Bay's lone goal on a penalty kick in the 30th minute. The goal pulled the Clippers back to a one goal deficit at 2-1. Sturgeon Bay would not score again unfortunately in the match.

 

Sophomore Donovan Jones scored the first and last goals for University School. The Clippers allowed an own goal in the first half and a second half goal to Matias Dermond. Clippers Coach Todd Maas said it University School played a great game and earned the win.

 

Sturgeon Bay loses just two senior starters and is poised to return even better next year with eight of the top nine goal scorers from this season returning in 2019. This unlikely state tournament run marked the seventh time in nine years that Sturgeon Bay played in Milwaukee for the state tournament.

Sturgeon Bay Soccer faces big test in University School at 4:30 PM on 103.3 FM

By Nick Freimuth    Sturgeon Bay Soccer is back at state. The Clippers play today at 4:30 PM on 103.3 FM 'The Clipper.' Coach Todd Maas will help us kick off the broadcast at 4:00 PM with the Door County Medical Center Pre-Game Show. Sturgeon Bay enters the state semifinal as the number four seed with a (16-7-1) record. They will take on University School the number one seed at (16-2-1).

 

The Clippers have gotten comfortable playing at Uihlein Soccer Park over the last decade. They were the state runner-up last season in Division 4 and will look to get back to that title game with a win this afternoon. The winner of this afternoon's match will oppose (17-0-4) Amery or Kettle Moraine Lutheran (15-5-3) in the state championship Saturday at 7:00 PM.

 

 

Both matches will be broadcast on 103.3 FM and streamed worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Peter Kerwin will join me Nick Freimuth for the exciting call of Clippers Soccer at state.

 

Kewaunee looks to slow down Stratford in Level 3 Football Playoffs on 96.7 WBDK

By Tim Kowols       

The Kewaunee Storm will look to keep their undefeated season alive Friday night when they host the Stratford Tigers in the Division 5 Level 3 Football Playoffs on 96.7 WBDK.

The Storm is coming off their toughest test of the season as they had to fend off a comeback attempt by the Southern Door Eagles in a 31-28 victory. Quarterback Ryan Carmichael threw three touchdown passes including two to wide receiver Alex Hewett and Owen Kudick added a 20-plus yard rushing score to lead the Storm to victory.

The Tigers have yet to give a point this postseason, defeating Northland Pines and Colby by a combined score of 89-0. Stratford's running game does the heavy lifting for the offense, led by Kaden Ehrike's 1408 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.

You can catch the call on Friday night on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

Packers relatively healthy compared to Patriots

By Nick Freimuth    The discrepancy of injured players between the Packers and Patriots is 15 to 9 with Green Bay currently the much healthier football team. Green Bay and New England will clash Sunday night at Gillett Stadium in a rare matchup between two of the greatest quarterbacks of this era. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have both been effusive with praise for one another this week in the media. Rodgers told reporters this week Brady is the GOAT. "He's got five championships. I think that ends most discussions." Regarding Rodgers, Brady said that under Coach Bill Belichick, "He'd throw for 7,00 yards."

 

Brady does not appear on the week's first injury report but 15 other Patriots players were limited or did not practice Wednesday. Aaron Rodgers was a limited participant with his nagging knee injury but is a lock to play Sunday night. Here is a look at the rest of the walking wounded following practice yesterday:

 

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Jaire Alexander, CB - Groin - Limited Participation
Geronimo Allison, WR - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Bryan Bulaga, T - Knee - Limited Participation
Randall Cobb, WR - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Jimmy Graham, TE - Knee - Limited Participation
Nick Perry, LB - Ankle - Did Not Participate
Aaron Rodgers, QB - Knee - Limited Participation
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR - Knee - Limited Participation
Jermaine Whitehead, S - Back - Did Not Participate

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Ryan Allen, P - Ankle - Limited Participation
Trent Brown, OT - Ankle - Limited Participation
Marcus Cannon, OT - Concussion - Limited Participation
Joe Cardona, LS - Shoulder - Limited Participation
Julian Edelman, WR - Ankle / Illness - Did Not Participate
Josh Gordon, WR - Hamstring - Limited Participation
Geneo Grissom, DL - Ankle - Limited Participation
Rob Gronkowski, TE - Ankle / Back - Limited Participation
Dont'a Hightower, LB - Knee - Limited Participation
Jacob Hollister, TE - Hamstring - Did Not Participate
Shaq Mason, G - Calf - Did Not Participate
Sony Michel, RB - Knee - Limited Participation
Brian Schwenke, OL - Foot - Did Not Participate
John Simon, DE - Shoulder - Limited Participation
Deatrich Wise Jr., DE - Illness - Did Not Participate

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