Sports Archives for 2019-07

Gutschow spells relief in Ahnapee victory

The bullpen had to do some heavy lifting in Ahnapee's 10-4 victory over Ashwaubenon in American Legion action Monday.


Adam Gutschow was the winning pitcher with 5 innings of relief.  Gutschow had plenty of help from Jake Schneider, who was perfect at the plate with three hits and four RBI. Tyler Kroll was also a perfect 2-2 in the win, knocking in two runs.

Gibraltar to host pair of American Legion contests

The Gibraltar Vikings have a busy week at home as their American Legion schedule continues.


According to the American Legion Baseball web site, Gibraltar will host Northern Door Tuesday evening and Coleman on Thursday evening. Both games are set for 5:30 p.m. first pitch times at Billerbeck Field in Fish Creek.

Busy weekend of racing on tap

There will not be a shortage of action on area dirt tracks this weekend as both the Luxemburg Speedway and The Hill Raceway have scheduled shows.


Friday night the Luxemburg Speedway will return from its Kewaunee County Fair break with its regular schedule of Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Sport Compacts. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., followed by the grandstands at 5 p.m. with the green flag dropping at 7 p.m.


The Hill Raceway will have its own schedule on Saturday night John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. 


Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. from stock cars, sport mod, street stock, and bomber classes. The slate of races will feature Florida native and former NASCAR standout David Reutimann compete in a pair of divisions.


Former L-C champ Rasmussen to host wrestling camp

Former Luxemburg-Casco state champion heavyweight wrestler Phil Rasmussen is coming home to host a camp in the Green Bay area.


Along with two other teammates from Morningside College in Iowa, Rasmussen will be hosting the Titletown Technique Camp August 17th and 18th at Synergy Sports in Hobart. The weekend camp will work on different techniques for wrestlers of all ages and skill levels. Rasmussen capped off a successful season for the Mustangs in his sophomore season, qualifying for the NAIA National Meet earlier this year.


You can find additional details below


Road construction alters Shanty Days 5K route

The closure of a bridge in Algoma will force runners onto a different route during this year's Shanty Days Run 5K.


The Second Street Bridge is closed through the fall, forcing the route to make up mileage towards the end of the race when runners will have to do an out-and-back on Feld Street before finishing the race along Lake Michigan.


Now organized by Don Poore and Jean Belleau of Algoma, the Shanty Days 5K is August 10th at 8 a.m. You can sign up by clicking this link.

Brewers open Braves series with loss

A three-run homer by Freddie Freeman was all the Atlanta Braves needed to sink the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of their series by a final score of 4-2.


The Brewers would not answer Freeman's fourth-inning bomb until the bottom of the sixth inning when Ryan Braun hit his 13th homer of the year and Keston Hiura tripled home Mike Moustakas. Austin Riley's single a half-inning later gave the Braves an insurance run and the game's final margin. Adrian Houser took the loss for the Brewers, giving up four runs and striking out three batters in six innings of work.


The Braves and Brewers are back at it tonight at Miller Park beginning at 7:10.

Final week to donate to local WFCA game participants

You have a week to still donate money to support seven area athletes in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Charity All-Star game on Saturday.


The annual set of games puts the best high school seniors on the field one last time before their collegiate careers begin or put away the helmet and shoulder pads for a final time. Players raise money to participate in the game with all funds collected going to support Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.


Sevastopol's Jeremy Jorns, Max Krohn, Jaden Schartner-Sawyer, and Nathan Stenzel along with Gibraltar's Griffin and Trevor Reinhardt will play in the 8-man game at 10 a.m. Southern Door's Derik LeCaptain plays in the small-school game at 1:30 p.m. It will be the first of two all-star games for Trevor Reinhardt, who was also selected to play in the STRIPES Baseball All-Star game on August 11th at Miller Park.


You can click on the individual player to support their efforts. Door County athletes have already raised $14,865 for the game.


Derik LeCaptain, Southern Door: WFCA Small School North All-Star

Jeremy Jorns, Sevastopol: WFCA 8-man South All Star

Griffin Reinhardt, Gibraltar: WFCA 8-man South All-Star

Trevor Reinhardt, Gibraltar: WFCA 8-man South All-Star

Max Krohn, Sevastopol: WFCA 8-man South All-Star

Jaden Schartner-Sawyer, Sevastopol: WFCA 8-man South All-Star

Nathan Stenzel, Sevastopol: WFCA 8-man South All-Star


Big Dogs 12U finish perfect season

The Big Dogs 12U team finished 19-0 on the season after defending its home turf over the weekend.


The team won the Belgian Days Tournament, its fifth title of the summer and its second inside the limits of Brussels.


Players front row left to right: James Fish, Zack Krueger,Isaac Baudhuin,Caden Pierre, jerrick Valley, Breaden Liest. Top row: Carson Liest, Drew Daoust, Brady Kita, Vance DeKeyser, Tyler Neinas 

Coaches: Jay Kita, Dave Neinas 

Big wins dominate DCL slate

No team won by less than six runs during Sunday's slate of Door County Baseball League action.


An eight-run first inning by Egg Harbor put the Indians well on their way to a 12-0 win over Maplewood, led by three-hit days by Riley Spetz and Cody Giesseman.


Six members of Sister Bay had multi-hit days to lead the Bays to a 15-1 win over Institute.


Sam Koss had four hits as Baileys Harbor slugged past Kolberg 13-4.


Sunday's closest game still saw a big inning catapult a team to victory as West Jacksonport scored seven times in the fifth to beat Washington Island 8-2.

Big inning dooms Brewers in series finale

A six-run seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie to send the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 loss against the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park Sunday.


The Brewers and Giants traded runs in the first six innings, highlighted by Christian Yelich's 32nd home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning. The top of the seventh inning would see the Giants bring 11 players to the plate, scoring six runs on six hits to put the game out of reach. Lorenzo Cain singled in a run in the seventh to help the Brewers cut into the lead.


The Brewers stay at home for their next three games with a series against the Atlanta Braves.

Steamy morning don't slow runners in Brussels, Luxemburg

The humidity did not keep runners from toeing the line Saturday morning at races held Brussels in Luxemburg.


At the Belgian Days Run, 73 participants completed the two and four-mile distances. In the two-mile run, 12-year old Kelsey Johnson (17:23) and 13-year-old Ben Uelman (14:12) won the girls and boys divisions respectively. For the four-mile run, Aaron Kolterjahn paced the field with a time of 23:08 while Kayla Lehan won the women's race with a time of 29:20.


Click Here for Full Results for the 2019 Belgian Days Run


No official times were taken during the Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Crown and Sash Dash in Luxemburg, but it was Tim Kowols and Jennifer Chaudoir taking home trophies in the 5K race.



Brewers rally to beat Giants 5-4

 Mike Moustakas, Jesus Aguilar and Keston Hiura hit successive doubles to help the Milwaukee Brewers turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park Saturday. Huira then scored on Orlando Arcia’s sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.  While the Giants tied it up 4-4 in the ninth, Ben Gamel’s two-out, two-strike double to the wall in right field put it away giving the Brewers’ their second win in eight games.  Zach Davies notched his seventh win for the season.  The Brewers and Giants wrap up their three-game series at 1:10 PM Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.

Door County Baseball League has full Sunday slate

Kolberg takes on Baileys Harbor in Door County Baseball League action this afternoon.  Game time is at 1:30 PM. That will be a makeup game for cancellation in May due to wet fields. In the other Sunday matches Egg Harbor takes on Maplewood, Sister Bay is on the road to face Institute, and Washington Island will be at West Jacksonport.  Those games also start at 1:30 PM

Giants 10, Brewers 7 in ten innings

MILWAUKEE, WI(Ron Hawkins) -- Milwaukee Brewers took a brutal loss last night at Miller Park against the San Francisco Giants. It took 10 innings for the giants to put away the Brewers. Matt Albers surrendered a grand slam to Buster Posey to seal the Giant win.

DCL slate gets Friday night start

A night game in Institute kicks off the expanded weekend schedule of Door County Baseball League action.


Institute will host Maplewood Friday night for a 7:30 contest. On Sunday, Kolberg will host Baileys Harbor at 1:30 p.m. after wet fields in May forced a change in venue. Other 1:30 p.m. Sunday starts include Egg Harbor looking to keep the top spot in the league at Maplewood, Sister Bay hosting Institute, and Washington Island traveling to West Jacksonport.

Local teams prepare for annual Belgian Days baseball tournament

Twenty-five teams will take the field in Brussels this weekend as a part of the annual Big Dogs Tournament.


The teams will compete in five different division, ranging from eight-and-under to 12-and-under with a pair of games already occurring last night. Action will wrap up Sunday afternoon with field #1's last game beginning at 3 p.m. and field #2 at 2:45 p.m. The full schedule is below.



Fairest of the Fair prepares for annual Crown and Sash Dash

The Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair is inviting runners and walkers to pair their formal wear with athletic shoes this Saturday morning.


The annual Crown and Sash Dash takes participants on a looped course from the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg onto the Ahnapee Trail and through the streets of Luxemburg. Proceeds from the event go to support the Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair program. You can register in person at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday morning.




Stevenson gets action in Voyageurs' 2-2 draw

Former Clippers standout Jaden Stevenson got in the game late Thursday night for the Green Bay Voyageurs' 2-2 draw against the St. Louis Lions.


Stevenson got just about 15 minutes of action with a couple of touches to his credit. He was in the middle of the action late as a cross was deflected in the box, setting up Anthony Markanich for the tie-breaking goal in the 86th minute. The Voyageurs' lead would be short-lived as Charlie Checklace scored on a free kick in stoppage time to force the draw.


Local soccer fans still have two more chances to see Stevenson play this Saturday and Sunday tilts in Ashwaubenon at 7 p.m. 



Sturgeon Bay Little League All Star Game won by Team Blue

Caleb Plzak smacked a home run Wednesday night in the Sturgeon Bay Little All Star Game to lead Team Blue past Team Red 14-3. Brady Kita, Bryce Plzak, Drew Daoust and Landen Berg all had two hits for Team Blue as well. The game was played at Sunset Park.


Four Brewers play in All Star Game loss

All four Brewers eligible in the MLB All-Star Game played on Tuesday night in Cleveland. The American League defeated the National League 4-3. Christian Yelich led off the game and went 0-2 with the strikeout. Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal both came off the bench to bat and play the field. Grandal had the most success of any Brewer as he walked and scored a run in the eighth inning. Brandon Woodruff got into the game on the mound and allowed a hit, a walk and a run in 2/3 of an inning. Grandal struck out against Aroldis Chapman to end the game.


The American League led the game from the second inning on after Michael Brantley doubled home Alex Bregman in the second inning off of Clayton Kershaw. Charlie Blackmon homered for the NL and Joey Gallo for the AL. Shane Bieber was named MVP in front of his home crowd. He struck out the side in the fifth inning.

Booyah Bats Explode in Offensive Outburst

The Green Bay Booyah dominated at the dish and scored a season-high 17 runs on Tuesday night in a 17-5 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers.


The offense was explosive from the start, scoring three runs in the first inning off of a three-run home run from Chris Williams. The Booyah never trailed in the game after they struck in the first frame.


At the plate, everyone found a way to get involved in the offense for the Booyah. Williams led all hitters by going 2-4 with two home runs and six total RBIs on the day. Nick Kreutzer produced in a big way on the offensive end as well, going 2-4 with the first-ever Booyah grand slam. Williams and Kreutzer now both have four home runs on the season. Joe Mason picked up three hits on the night, while also scoring three times.  Mike Ferri also produced at the plate, going 3-5 with two RBIs. In the nine spot, Mike Ruggiero continued to see the ball well, going 1-4 with two walks and two RBIs.


On the mound, Victor Santana went 4.2 innings, giving up five hits and four runs. Santana walked five Growler batters and struck out two, earning a no-decision. The win went to Jacob Paulishak, who spent 2.1 innings on the bump, striking out four and allowing one run. The victory was the first of the season for Paulishak. Also, out of the bullpen, Connor Spear and Jacob Buchberger each went one inning, giving up a combined one hit. Spear struck out two in his one frame.  


Green Bay looks to sweep the season series tomorrow against Kalamazoo at home. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and Nick Riggle takes the mound for the Booyah in his seventh start of the season.

Door County Co-op swept in Monday season finale

The Door County Co-op finished in third place overall in Sturgeon Bay Little League action after dropping a pair of games Monday. The team lost a pair of games to Nicolet Bank with the first matchup ending with Door County Co-op being shut out and no-hit by a 6-0 margin. Chase Haberli and Aaron Brey pitched and had 9 strikeouts combined in the loss. Door County Co-op lost the second game 3-2. Caden Pierre and Chase Haberli pitched and combined for 6 strikeouts in the loss. Aaron Brey and Luke Reinhardt each had a single and an RBI and Caden Pierre added a single.  Door County Co-op ended the season with a 7-5 record.

Sweep gives Lawn and Landscape Specialists Little League crown

A doubleheader sweep of the Red Room led to the Lawn and Landscape Specialists being crowned Sturgeon Bay Little League Champions Monday night.


In game one, Zach Krueger and Drew Daoust led Lawn and Landscape Specialists to a 3-1 victory thanks to their efforts on the mound. In addition, Daoust slugged a home run and Krueger hit a double in the win.


The pair also led Lawn and Landscape Specialists to a 10-5 victory in game two. In addition to keeping the Red Room's offense down, Daoust hit another homer and Krueger added two hits. Mason Paye also had a pair of hits and Owen Dannhausen got a double in the win.

Booyah shut out by Mallards

The Green Bay Booyah could not get the home cooking going as they were shut out by the Madison Mallards 3-0 Monday night.


Mallards pitching held the Booyah to just four hits during the evening with only two players getting as far as second base. Meanwhile Justice Bigbie and Drew Williams provided the offense for the Mallards with home runs.


The Booyah head to Kalamazoo for tonight's game against the Growlers.

Brewers All-Stars ready to roll

Five members of the Milwaukee Brewers will give local fans something to cheer about during this evening's MLB All-Star game in Cleveland.


After skipping last night's Home Run Derby due to back issues, Christian Yelich will start in left field and bat lead-off for the National League squad. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas will be available off the bench while Brandon Woodruff will have a chance to pitch. Woodruff was a late addition to the roster after All-Star closer Josh Hader had to pull out due to back issues.


Coverage of the MLB All-Star game will begin at 6:30 p.m. on FOX.

Snappers Break Rattlers with Twenty Hits

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers won the first two games of their three-game series with the Beloit Snappers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on exciting, late rallies.  There was no late rally on Monday afternoon as the Snappers compiled twenty hits to beat Wisconsin 11-2 in the final meeting of the season between the two in-state rivals.


Anthony Churlin drove in the first four runs of the game to give the Snappers the lead.  All four of his RBI came with two outs in an inning.  In the first inning, Churlin put Beloit up 2-0 with a two-run single.  In the third, Churlin hit a two-out, two-run home run off the scoreboard beyond the wall in left-center for a 4-0 lead.

The Snappers (31-54 overall, 4-13 second half) stole a run in the top of the fourth inning.  Max Schuemann was at second with one out.  Skyler Weber sent a deep fly to right-center for an out.  Schuemann tagged at second and never stopped.  He beat the throw to the plate to score the run and the Snappers were up 5-0.

Wisconsin (42-45, 11-7) loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth inning and plated two runs to cut into the deficit.  Yeison Coca singled to left to get the first run home.  Leugim Castillo knocked in the second run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.  Little did anyone know that the hit by Coca would be the final hit of the game of the Timber Rattlers.

Beloit expanded their lead with three runs in the top of the sixth.  Nick Ward drove in the first run of the inning with a double to right.  Cobie Vance followed with a two-run single and the Snappers were up 8-2.

Ward, Vance, and John Jones, the top three hitters in the Beloit lineup, did the majority of the damage.  The trio combined for fourteen of Beloit’s twenty hits in the contest.  Ward and Jones each had five hits while Vance added four hits to the total.  

Beloit scored three times in the ninth.  Ward and Jones each had RBI singles.  The other Beloit run in the inning scored on a wild pitch.

Chase Cohen closed out the Rattlers.  He walked Gabriel García to start the sixth inning, but retired the final twelve batters of the game for his first save.

This was the second time in the last week that Beloit denied the Rattlers a three-game sweep.  Wisconsin won the first two games of the series at Pohlman Field on June 29 and 30 only to lose to the Snappers on July 1.  Wisconsin won the first two games of this series, but dropped the finale.

The last time Beloit had twenty hits in a game against the Timber Rattlers was on August 5, 2006.


The Timber Rattlers are off on Tuesday.  They return to action on Wednesday night with the first game of a three-game series against the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio.  Wisconsin has named Adam Hill (6-5, 3.78) as their starting pitcher.  The Dragons have scheduled Eduardo Salazar (4-1, 4.75) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:00pm CDT. 

DCL Round-Up: Egg Harbor breaks up logjam with win

A three-run seventh inning gave Egg Harbor the win over Sister Bay and the top of the Door County Baseball League standings on Sunday.


Riley Spetz earned the win and had three hits in the Indians' 7-3 win over the Bays.


Maplewood scored four runs in the second inning and rode on the pitching prowess of Nick Brauer to a 9-2 win over Institute.


West Jacksonport swept Sunday's twinbill against Baileys Harbor, winning 9-5 and 6-4 respectively.


Kolberg avenged a loss on Saturday behind two hit days by Max Bordeau and Issac Berkley as they edged Washington Island 4-3.

Clipper alum Stevenson tallies assist in Voyageurs win

Former Clippers standout Jaden Stevenson provided the assist on what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Green Bay Voyageurs' 2-0 win Sunday over St. Louis.


Both tallies occurred late in the game's two halves with Stevenson providing the helper on Matteo Kidd's goal in the 43rd minute and Sam Thornton putting one in the back of the hoop

Gibraltar basketball finding success in summer action

Flying under the radar this summer is Gibraltar basketball, which is trying to build off the success of its first appearance in the sectional round in close to 40 years.

In a tournament held last month in Kaukauna, the Vikings won their pool before falling to Winnebago Lutheran in the championship. Their 4-1 record included wins against Columbus Catholic and Almond Bancroft, two top five teams in the state.

Brewers fall in first half finale

Three home runs were not enough to catapult the Milwaukee Brewers to the All-Star break on a winning note, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Sunday.


The Pirates had a 2-0 lead entering the fifth inning when Jesus Aguilar hit his seventh home run of the year. The Brewers would give that run right back when Brian Reynolds hit a ground rule double to drive in the Pirates' Adam Frazier. Aguilar and Reynolds would trade three-run homers in the seventh inning before Keston Hiura drove in the game's final runs on a two-run home run in the eighth to narrow the gap to 6-5.


A collection of Brewers will play in Tuesday's All-Star game before returning home to Miller Park to host the San Francisco Giants.

Booyah lose to Mallards

A seven run sixth inning for the Madison Mallards broke a two-game winning streak for the Green Bay Booyah as they lost 15-5.


The Booyah took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning thanks to a sacrifice fly and an error that brought Jarrett Ford and Nick Kreutzer around to score. The Booyah would give up seven unanswered runs before adding another two to their own ledger with a Blaise Maris home run. The Booyah committed six errors and had several passed balls, which led to many of the Mallards' seven runs in what proved to be a fatal inning for the Booyah.


The two teams face each other again tonight in Green Bay.

Two-Run Ninth Get Wisconsin a Walkoff Win over Beloit

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers trailed 3-0 and had just one hit through 5-1/2 innings on Sunday afternoon.  The offense got the wake-up call just in time as they rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Beloit Snappers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Wisconsin put the game into the win column with a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning for their second straight win.

Santis Sanchez gave Beloit (30-54 overall, 3-13 second half) the lead with a solo home run in the top of the second inning.  Skyler Weber drove in another run in the second with a two-out double and the Snappers had a 2-0 lead.

Beloit added to their lead in the top of the fifth inning.  Devin Foyle drove in a run with a double.


Wisconsin (42-44, 11-6) struggled for the first five innings against Beloit starting pitcher Angello Infante, who retired fifteen of the first sixteen batters he faced.

The Rattlers got to Infante in the sixth inning.  Kekai Rios started the inning with a walk and Brice Turang doubled with one out to put runners on second and third with one out.  David Fry got Rios home with a sacrifice fly.  

Infante left the game after the Rattlers got on the scoreboard.  He allowed one run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts over 5-2/3 innings to put himself in line for his first Midwest League win.

Wisconsin chipped away with an unearned run against reliever Brice Nightengale in the seventh inning.  Connor McVey drew a walk to start the inning and was at second with two outs.  Howell sent a grounder to the hole at short and beat the throw for an infield single.  A poor throw to first wound up in the Beloit dugout and McVey scored.

The Snappers had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the eighth inning, but failed to score as reliever Victor Castaneda got an inning-ending 3-2-3 double play.

In the bottom of the eighth, Turang walked and Fry singled with one out, but both were left stranded in scoring position when the inning ended.

Castaneda worked a scoreless top of the ninth to set the stage for the Rattlers completion of the comeback.

Gabriel García started the inning with a walk.  Howell singled through the right side of the infield for his third hit of the game and that sent García around to third base.  Rios, who was seeing his first action for the Rattlers since a start on June 14, was next and he delivered for Wisconsin.  Rios got García home with an infield single to the hole at short to tie the game 3-3.

Turang stepped to the plate with two outs, Howell at second, and Rios at first.  He fouled the first two pitches off and was quickly down in the count 0-2.  He fought back to run the count full and fouled off four straight payoff pitches.

Turang lined the eleventh pitch of the at bat to center for a single.  Howell raced home with the winning run and joined his teammates in chasing down Turang for a celebration in right field.

This was the third walkoff win of the season for the Timber Rattlers and their first since May 21.

The season series between the Rattlers and Beloit is even at 7-7 with one more game left to play between the in-state rivals this season.

The final game of the series is Monday afternoon.  Scotty Sunitsch (6-8, 3.84) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Beloit has named Joe DeMers (1-3, 4.88) as their starter.  First pitch is 12:05pm.

Bucs bounce Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers' struggles continued Saturday night as they fell 12-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Mike Moustakas got things off to a good start for the Brewers, slugging his 25th homer to give the team a 1-0. The Pirates would respond in the bottom half, scoring four runs on a collection of base hits. Yasmani Grandal's 19th home run would cut the lead in half, but that was where the Brewers' offense ended for the night, The Pirates would nine more times in the game, chasing starter Adrian Houser after just four innings.


The Brewers hope to capture the series finale in Pittsburgh this afternoon at 12:35 p.m.

Booyah sweep Rivets

A night after throwing a no-hitter, the Green Bay Booyah capped off their series sweep of the Rockford Rivets with a 7-3 victory Saturday.


After giving up the game's first run in the top of the second, the Booyah responded with single tallies in the second and third innings. The Booyah offense would then frustrate starting pitcher Jarrett Olson with three runs in the fourth inning. The Booyah would cap off their evening with a two-run home run by Brady West in the bottom of the fifth inning.


The Booyah travel to Madison this afternoon to face the Mallards.

Wisconsin Wins with Late Rally

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers let an early lead against the Beloit Snappers get away at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Saturday night.  Wisconsin recovered with three runs during a two-out rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit on the way to a 5-4 victory over their in-state rivals.


After getting shut out on one hit Friday night at Kane County, the Timber Rattlers (41-44 overall, 10-6 second half) wasted no time getting hits and runs on the board in the first inning on Saturday.  Brice Turang started the inning by reaching on an error.  Jesús Lujano drove in Turang with a triple.  Gabriel García doubled with two outs to knock in Lujano for a 2-0 lead.

Beloit starting pitcher Reid Birlingmair allowed a pair of singles with two outs in the bottom of the second inning.  Then, he retired the final fourteen Rattlers he faced.

Justin Jarvis, the Wisconsin starter, pitched around four walks and a hit through five scoreless innings and turned the lead over to the bullpen.

The Snappers (30-53, 3-13) rallied to tie the game against reliever Max Lazar in the sixth inning.  Cobie Vance welcomed Lazar to the game with a double.  Logan Farrar singled to get Vance home for the first Beloit run of the game.  Devin Foyle followed with a triple to right and Farrar scored on the play to tie the game 2-2.

John Jones gave the Snappers the lead with a two out single in the top of the seventh inning.  He singled with two outs to score Max Schuemann from second base and Beloit was up 3-2.

Wisconsin got their first base runner since the second inning when Chad McClanahan drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the seventh inning against lefty reliever Josh Reagan, but McClanahan was caught trying to steal second for the final out.

Turang, who singled in the second inning before the hitless streak began, singled with one out in the eighth against Reagan to start the Wisconsin rally.  David Fry drew a walk to put two runners on base.  Lujano was next and he hit a high bouncer to second and the Snappers could only get the force play on Fry at second base.  That left runners on the corners with two outs and the right-handed Connor McVey coming to the plate and that was all for Reagan.

The right-handed Brandon Withers was brought into the game from the Beloit bullpen to face McVey, who was 2-for-3 against Withers this season.  McVey didn’t wait long.  He blooped a 1-0 pitch to center to get Turang home with the tying run.

García was next and he cracked a 3-2 pitch from Withers to left-center to get both Lujano and McVey home for a 5-3 Wisconsin lead.

The Snappers weren’t done.  Schuemann hit a one-out, solo home run in the top of the ninth against Tyler Gillies to cut the Wisconsin advantage to one run.  Gillies regrouped and retired the next two batters to close out the game for his first save in affiliated baseball.

Game two of the series is Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Wisconsin has Freisis Adames (2-0, 2.73) as their scheduled starting pitcher.  The Snappers will send Bryce Conley (3-4, 3.73) to the mound.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm.

Voyageurs drop one in St. Louis

A short memory will be needed as the Green Bay Voyageurs dropped game one of its weekend slate against the St. Louis Lions 2-1. After a scoreless first half, Brandon Burton scored the Lions first goal just a minute in to make it 1-0. The Voyageurs quickly responded on a Sam Thornton goal. Josh Spotanski put the game out of reach later in the half to give the home Lions the win. 

The two teams battle again this afternoon at 2 p.m.

Brewers now have 23 inning scoreless streak

There were minimal fireworks in Cincinnati on July 4th as the Brewers and Reds combined for only one run. Unfortunately for the Brewers, the Reds scored the one and picked up another victory over Milwaukee. The Brewers have now been held scoreless in 23 consecutive innings and have lost three in a row. 


Luis Castillo dominated the Brewers lineup only allowing one hit and one walk while striking out nine in 7 2/3 innings. Milwaukee wasted a good start from Brandon Woodruff who only allowed one run in 6 innings and he struck out 6 Reds. 


The only run of the ballgame was scored in the first inning. Yasiel Puig drove home Jesse Winker with a single.


The Brewers will travel east to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates starting on Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05.

Booyah pitching struggles in loss to Dock Spiders

The Green Bay Booyah could not hold down the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders offense down on July 4th. The final score was 15-2. Green Bay actually scored the first run of the game but it was all downhill from there. Joe Mason got an RBI double in the first. Zach Chappell and Connor Spear really struggled on the mound for the Booyah. Jacob Buchberger pitched a scoreless inning and picked up the other RBI for Green Bay on the day.


Green Bay starts a two-game home series against Rockford on Saturday.

Voyageurs Outshoot Des Moines in 0-0 Draw

Green Bay Voyageurs FC (3-3-3) outshot the Des Moines Menace but were unable to find the back of the net, forcing a 0-0 draw on Thursday afternoon at Capital Credit Union Park.


The Voyageurs dominated possession in the first half, but were only able to muster up one shot. In the second half GBVFC managed to fire off three more shots but were unable to pull ahead.


Goaltender Jamison Yoder made two saves to earn the draw for the Voyageurs. Green Bay outshot Des Moines 4-3.


Green Bay will square off with St. Louis Lions on Saturday (7/6) and Sunday (7/7) at Tony Glavin Soccer Park. The Voyageurs will wrap up the regular season with a string of three straight on home matches beginning on Thursday July 11 at Capital Credit Union Park.

Rattlers Declare Victory with Three-Run Ninth Inning at Kane County

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored three runs on one hit in the top of the ninth inning to rally past the Kane County Cougars on Thursday night at Northwestern Medicine Field.  Wisconsin’s 4-3 victory snapped a three-game losing streak and pulled them to within a game of the Cougars at the top of the second half Western Division standings.


Wisconsin (40-43 overall, 9-5 second half) took the early lead.  David Fry doubled and Jesús Lujano singled to put runners on the corners with one out in the top of the first.  Connor McVey was next and he dropped a bunt up the first line.  McVey was out, but Fry scored on the safety squeeze and the Rattlers had a 1-0 lead.


Wisconsin starter Adam Hill was in trouble in the third inning as the first two Kane County batters of the frame reached base.  He got out of the jam with a double play and a strikeout.


The Cougars (45-38, 10-4) loaded the bases with no outs against Hill in the fourth inning on two hits and a hit batsman.  Hill limited the damage and allowed just one run.  He got a 4-3 double play that scored a run and made a nice play on a drag bunt up the first base line to get the final out.


The Timber Rattlers offense went silent against Cougars starting pitcher Matt Tabor after a one-out single by Je’Von Ward in the second inning.  Tabor retired the final fourteen batters he faced.


Hill left after five innings and 89 pitches for Wisconsin.  He allowed one run on three hits with two walks, two hit batsmen, and five strikeouts.


Jose Herrera put Kane County up 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth when he lined a solo homer to right-center.  


Wisconsin reliever Tyler Gillies, gave up the homer and it was the first one he had allowed in 31 innings this season.  The home run also snapped his scoreless streak at eleven innings.  Gillies had not allowed a run since June 4 when he gave up three runs to the Cougars at Northwestern Medicine Field.


The Rattlers threatened to tie the game in the seventh and eighth innings against reliever Chester Pimentel.  In the seventh, Chad McClanahan walked with one out and Ward singled with two outs to put runners at the corners, but Pimentel got a strike out to end the threat.  In the ninth, Yeison Coca reached on an error to start the inning, but he was erased on a strike-‘em out, throw-‘em out double play.


Eduardo Diaz gave the Cougars an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning when he drilled an 0-2 pitch from Victor Castaneda over the wall in left for a lead-off homer and a 3-1 advantage.  The insurance run would not hold up for Kane County.


Wisconsin got to Pimentel in the ninth as Lujano singled and McVey walked.  Pimentel got the first out of the inning with a strikeout and left the game in favor of the newest Kane County pitcher, who also happened to be a very familiar face to the Timber Rattlers.


Jose Cuas, who was an infielder for the Rattlers in 2017 and a pitcher for Wisconsin in 2018 until he was released by the Milwaukee Brewers on July 10 of last year, had just joined the Cougars earlier in the day on Thursday.  He had been signed as a Minor League free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks and had not allowed a run in 9-1/3 innings over seven outings for the Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League prior to joining the Cougars.


Gabriel García was the first batter to face Cuas on Thursday and he drew a walk to load the bases.  Ward was next and he drew another walk to force in Lujano and cut the deficit to one run.


Brent Díaz fell behind in the count but lined a 1-2 pitch to right that was deep enough to score McVey with the tying run and get García to third base.  That turned out to be big when a pitch to Coca got away from Herrera at the plate to allow García to score the go-ahead run.


Castaneda went back out for the bottom of the ninth and walked Geraldo Perdomo to start the frame.  Castaneda came back to retire the next two batters on a flyout and a strikeout, but that brought Eduardo Diaz back to the plate.  Castaneda didn’t allow Diaz to repeat his eighth inning performance and closed out the game with a strikeout.


The final game of the brief series is Friday night at Northwestern Medicine Field.  Logan Gillaspie (2-4, 3.95) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Kane County will counter with Levi Kelly (3-0, 2.63).  First pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm.

Claflin gets D2 basketball offer

Southern Door basketball standout Ryan Claflin has received one of his first offers to play basketball at the next level


According to Prep Hoops Wisconsin on Twitter, the 6'6 senior forward has received an offer to play at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University.


Claflin was one of three Southern Door players to receive all-Packerland Conference selections last season.

Brewers can't solve Gray, Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers' bats fell silent Wednesday night in Cincinnati as they lost to the Reds 3-0.


Jhoulys Chacin pitched well in six innings of work, only giving up a pair of runs. The Reds' Sonny Gray was just better, pitching eight shutout innings while striking out 12. Yasiel Puig dealt the game's big blows with two of the three RBI including a home run.

Green Bay Gets Win to Start Second Half

The Green Bay Booyah fought tooth and nail and found a way to get a 5-4 win over the Dock Spiders to open up the second half.


Fond du Lac scored first in the top half of the first inning after Tim Elko ripped an RBI single back up the middle to plate Charlie Maxwell. The Booyah, who had lost seven previous games, felt back in the same position coming back to bat in the bottom of the first.


Green Bay didn’t score in the bottom of the first, but they did pick up two runs in the second. Joe Mason led off the inning with a single, and Chris Williams followed by doubling over the left field wall to put runners at second and third. Jacob Buchberger brought in the first run of the day when he grounded out to plate Mason. The next batter for the Booyah, Jarrett Ford, took a 1-0 pitch to right field to bring in Williams and give Green Bay a 2-1 lead, and they never relinquished the lead after that.


At the plate, Blaise Maris led the way going 1-2 with a single, RBI, and two walks for Green Bay. Nick Kreutzer picked up an RBI on a single as well, going 1-3 on the evening. Jarrett Ford finished the day with two singles and an RBI, and Mike Ruggiero went 1-3 with a double and a run scored.


Tommy Miller picked up his second win of the season going six innings and giving up two earned runs. Miller improved his record to 2-1 on the season. Lefty Tanner Lane came out of the bullpen for Green Bay to pick up the six out save for the Booyah. Lane allowed one hit, and picked up one strikeout in route to his third save of the year.


Green Bay tries to stay on the winning path today on the road at Fond du Lac. Lefty Zach Chappell gets the start looking for his first win of the season. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.

Quad Cities Quiets Rattlers 4-0

 Felipe Tejada struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to pitch the Quad Cities River Bandits to a 4-0 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.


Quad Cities (52-26 overall, 9-3 second half) nearly scored in the second inning.  Michael Wielansky singled to right with runners at first and second and two out.  Chad McClanahan fielded the ball and fired to the plate to get the runner trying to score to keep the River Bandits off the board.

There was nothing anyone on the defense could do to keep the River Bandits from scoring in the third inning.  Austin Dennis hit a two-run home run to left and Quad Cities was up 2-0.

Quad Cities added to their lead in the sixth inning on RBI singles by David Hensley and Jonathan Lacroix.  That was more than enough for the team with the best record in the Midwest League.

Wisconsin (39-43, 8-5) managed two hits in the game.  McClanahan had a two-out single in the fourth inning and Gabriel García doubled to start the Rattlers seventh inning. 

Tejada gave up both hits and walked three for his fourth win of the season.  Scott Sunitsch was the starting pitcher for the Rattlers he struck out eight over five innings, but allowed three runs on nine hits to take the loss.

The Rattlers are 3-9 against the River Bandits this season.  Wisconsin has been shutout six times this season.  Quad Cities has shutout the Rattlers three of those times.


The Timber Rattlers are on the road for Independence Day with a game against the Kane County Cougars at Northwestern Medicine Field.  Adam Hill (6-5, 4.06) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Kane County has named Matt Tabor (2-2, 2.62) as their starter.  First pitch is 6:30pm.

Sturgeon Bay middle school football parent meeting is Sunday

Parents of middle school-age students interested in playing football this fall are invited to attend a meeting on Sunday evening.  The Sturgeon Bay Clipper football program is hosting a parent player information meeting at 6:30 pm Sunday, July 7 at the T.J. Walker Middle School gym.  Anyone with questions can contact Andy Starr at (920) 493-3434.


Brewers go down in extras to Reds

The Brewers couldn't hold a 4-2 going to the seventh inning and fell to the Reds 5-4 in 11 innings. Christian Yelich, Eric Thames and Mike Moustakas each hit home runs for Milwaukee in the loss. The Reds' Joey Votto tied the game in the 8th with an RBI double off Brewers reliever Matt Albers. Cincinnati then won it in the 11th when Jose Iglesias singled with Yasiel Puig on first. A throwing error on Yelich allowed Puig to score on the play. The two teams will play again Wednesday night in Cincinnati for a 6:10 first pitch.

Ahnapee beats Gibraltar in Legion Baseball

Ahnapee's big second inning led them to a victory over Gibraltar in Legion Baseball action on Tuesday. All four of Ahnapee's runs were scored in the second frame and that was all they needed to knock off Gibraltar 4-1. Tyler Kroll pitched a complete game with 9 strikeouts. He also tallied three hits at the plate. Ahnapee got an RBI single from Charlie Neinas, a 2-run double from Isaac Berkley, and a run-scoring single by Adam Gutschow in that second inning. Other than that one bad inning, Luke Steebs was great on the mound for Gibraltar, pitching a complete game and only allowing 4 hits, all in the second inning.

Timber Rattlers Can't Solve Quad Cities in 4-2 Loss

The Quad Cities River Bandits erased an early 2-0 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lead on their way to a 4-2 victory at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Tuesday night in the first game of a two-game series.


Chad McClanahan drove in the first run of the game with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead.


Brice Turang made it 2-0 in favor of the Rattlers (39-42 overall, 8-4 second half) in the bottom of the third.  Turang single with one out and stole second.  A wild throw to second allowed Turang to head to third.  Then, an errant throw to third let Turang score.


Quad Cities (51-26, 8-3) came back to tie the game in the fourth and to take the lead in the fifth.  Austin Dennis and Cesar Salazar singled to start the fourth inning and put runners on the corners.  Alex McKenna singled to score Dennis and send Salazar to third.  David Hensley hit a sacrifice fly to get Salazar home with the tying run.  


In the sixth,. Michael Wielansky reached on a weakly-hit infield single.  Freudis Nova doubled to left to score Wielansky.  Dennis followed with an RBI single and the River Bandits were up 4-2.

Jose Alberto Rivera, the Quad Cities starting pitcher, gave up a one-out single to Gabriel García in the fourth inning before retiring the final eleven Rattlers he faced.  Rivera walked none and struck out five over seven innings for his fourth win of the season.


Freisis Adames pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the Timber Rattlers.  He gave up no hits and struck out four as he kept the Rattlers within striking distance.


The Rattlers put the tying runs on base in the ninth inning when McVey and David Fry drew walks to start the inning against Hunter Martin.  But, Martin worked through the jam to get the final three outs for his first save.


Wisconsin is now 3-8 in eleven games against the River Bandits, the team with the best record in the Midwest League.


The final game of the brief, two-game series is Wednesday evening.  Scott Sunitsch (6-7, 3.74) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Felipe Tejada (3-0, 3.38) is set to start for Quad Cities.  Game time is 6:35pm.  


Enjoy Cher-Make hotdogs and 16-ounce Pepsi products for $1 as part of a Y100 Bang for Your Buck Night.  There are also 16-ounce domestic beers available for $2 to those of legal drinking age.   Stick around after the game for pre-Independence Day Fireworks display.

Berns coaches WBCA North All-Stars

Sturgeon Bay Clipper head manager John Berns coached his final games of the 2019 season over the weekend, leading the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association North All-Stars to a 1-2 record.


Berns and his fellow coaches from Valders had two days to work with the collection of all-stars made up of some of the best senior baseball players in Wisconsin. One of those players was Kewaunee's Daniel Stangel, who Berns says was a pleasure to get to know a little bit better.



Berns could not say enough about the entire experience.


As American Legion baseball continues this summer, Berns is already looking forward to his next campaign as the skipper for the Sturgeon Bay Clippers baseball team. 

Little League Round-Up: Lawn and Landscape, Red Room, Co-op score victories

Both Lawn and Landscape Specialists and Door County Co-op scored a pair of victories in Sturgeon Bay Little League action Monday.


From Door County Co-op coach Steve Haberli:

Door County Co-op won 2-games tonight. The first game ended with a walk-off home run by Aaron Brey in the bottom of the 4th to secure a 3-2 win over Kiwanis. Pitching for the Co-op, Aaron Brey and Chase Haberli combined for 7 strikeouts for the win. Hitting highlights include Aaron Brey slugging a single and a home run with  one RBI, Logan Schuh hitting a home run and one RBI, and Ben Ash knocking in  one RBI.


The 2nd game had Co-op winning over the Lions 12-2. Pitching for the Co-op, Logan Schuh and Eli Bell combined for 5 strikeouts for the win. Hitting stars include Sladon Asher knocking in one RBI, Aaron Brey adding a double and one RBI, Chase Haberli slugging a double and three RBI, Blake Neuville registering one RBI, Caden Pierre hitting a double and a home run for two RBI, and Harry Schartner collecting a single and  two RBI.


From Lawn and Landscape Specialists coach Jason Krueger

Lawn & Landscape Specialists won their first game over Nicolet Bank 9-3. Zach Krueger and Drew Daoust combined to get the victory for the team. Daoust hit two home runs while Zach Krueger, Mason Paye, Isaac Totoro and Paulie Gnabasik all got at least one hit.


Game two saw Lawn & Landscape Specialists squeak past Kiwanis 3-2.  Drew Daoust got the win on the mound and did most of the damage at the plate, hitting a home run and a single.


From Red Room coach Tony Scoville

Red Room shut out Lions 5-0 in their first game behind the arms of Brady Kita and Finley Lavine. The pair of pitchers combined for seven strikes and just one walk in four innings of work. Kita also had a good day at the plate with two RBI thanks to a single and double. Lavine, Mekhi Welch, and Landon Frank also each knocked in runs on hits.


Red Room followed that up with a 7-6 nailbiter. Kita had a home run and Hansen had an RBI single, but it was Dustin Merriman that got to play hero with a walk off, two RBI double to win the game.

Brewers rally past Reds to first place

The Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in first place after a five-run rally in the seventh inning helped them secure an 8-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.


Recently recalled Keston Hiura hit his sixth homer of the year to lead off the fifth inning before the Reds took a 3-1 lead in the sixth behind home runs from Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez. The fun started for the Brewers in the seventh inning thanks to a homer by Lorenzo Cain and RBI hits by Ben Gamel and Christian Yelich. After Suarez narrowed the lead to 6-5 with his second homer of the game, Yelich put it out of reach with his 30th home run of the year in the top of ninth to drive home Grandal.


The Brewers are back in action tonight in Cincinnati.

Voyageurs shutout WSA Winnipeg on Canada Day

The Green Bay Voyageurs ended Canada Day on a sour note for their hosts as they beat WSA Winnipeg 2-0.


Much like they did when WSA Winnipeg helped christen Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon, the Voyageurs got off to a fast start thanks to a goal by Antonio DeCastro in the tenth minute. It would not be until stoppage time in the second half before the Voyageurs would strike again behind the foot of Bradan Allen in the 93rd minute. 


The Voyageurs welcome the Des Moines Menace to town on July 4th.

Sturgeon Bay alum added to new Milwaukee soccer team

Wisconsin's newest soccer team will have some Sturgeon Bay flavor to it. In its third season, the Milwaukee Torrent announced it would Sturgeon Bay Clipper and Milwaukee Panther alum Reid Stevenson to its roster. Stevenson is the brother of current Green Bay Voyageurs member Jaden Stevenson. The Torrent will play its first NPSL game of the season when it hosts Miami United FC at Hart Park Stadium in Wauwatosa. 



Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestler sees growth in girls' sport

A Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestler got to see first hand this summer the potential the girls' sport has in store for the future.


Julia Gregory just wrapped her stint as one of the 127-lb wrestlers for Team Wisconsin at the inaugural 14U Girls National Dual tournament in Tulsa, Okla. On a team that went 6-0 on the weekend, Gregory picked up a pair of wins via a technical fall and fall. The eighth grader has been honing her skills ever since the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol middle school team ended its season earlier this year, filling her schedule with camps, practices, and tournaments. One of those tournaments saw her taking seventh place at the USA Wrestling Women's Nationals Meet. Girls wrestling has exploded in the last three decades, going from just over 100 kids in 1990 to around 15,000 this year. Gregory says girls wrestling is becoming a bigger deal.

After taking a little time off after her stints at national meets, Gregory hopes to be able to attend at least one wrestling camp a month before the middle school season kicks off again this winter. You can listen to the full interview online with this story. 




Ahnapee offense explodes against Northern Door

An 11-run first inning put the game out of reach early for Ahnapee as they won 14-0 in five innings against Northern Door. 


Mitch Jackson led all hitters by going 3-3 in the contest. Tanner Degrave, Adam Gutschow, and

Max Bordeau each had two hits as well.


Anthony Jennerjohn got more than enough run support as the winning pitcher, going five innings with four strikeouts and allowing just one hit.


The Trailblazers are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to face Gibraltar at 7:30 p.m.

Thames unloads game winner against Pirates

The first half of the Milwaukee Brewers' season came to a dramatic end Sunday afternoon courtesy of Eric Thames' bat in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Melky Cabrera drove in the game's first run with a single against Zach Davies in the first inning, a tally Davies would get right back himself with an RBI knock of his own to make it 1-1after four innings. It would stay that way until the eighth inning when Thames led things off with a solo home run. Jeremy Jeffress nailed things down in the ninth on a game-ending double play.


Things only got better after the game ended after a Cubs loss leaves both teams in first place while Josh Hader, Mike Moustakas, and Yasmani Grandal learned they would join teammate Christian Yelich for the 2019 MLB All Star Game next Tuesday in Cleveland.





DCL Round-up: Sister Bay, Egg Harbor keep pace

Sister Bay and Egg Harbor continued their winning ways Sunday to stay atop the Door County Baseball League standings for another week.


Tom Sawyer went deep for a home run and Chase Lindem kept the A's bats under wraps as Sister Bay shut out Baileys Harbor 7-0.


Egg Harbor used a four-run seventh inning to catapult ahead of Washington Island for a 5-1 victory.


An unearned run in the top of the 9th inning led to an important 2-1 victory for Maplewood over West Jacksonport.


Austin Dart's three hits including an home run helped Kolberg get out to a five-run lead before eventually beating Institute 5-1.



Tebon, Heinz, LeMieux, DeGrave, Brice Capture Thunder in a Bottle

Mother Nature helped provide the water this week for a track that proved to be very racy throughout an action packed evening of Friday Night Thunder at Luxemburg Speedway. Several new faces joined the weekly regulars in the pits, but would they find any success against the wily track veterans?

The Street Stocks would be the first class to answer the call to thunder. The 5W machine of last week’s winner, Nick Wunrow, would lead the field to the green and pace the opening circuits. It wouldn’t take long though for the Virlee Gunworks’ caution lights to fire off when the 32T of Becca Thiry got crossed up in turn four and was not able to get her car re-fired quickly enough prevent a yellow. The ensuing restart would see DeGrave lead Wunrow, Marcus Moede in the 9, and Eddie “The Eagle” Anschutz in the 71A back to the green. Moede would move quickly to 2nd and applied immediate pressure to the race leader. The pressure turned to contact in three and four that resulted in the 40D losing the handle and another caution would fly. Moede would be sent to the back with plenty of time to try and work through the field. The top four would now be; DeGrave, Wunrow, Anschutz, and the 46N of Chad Naze. DeGrave would pull away to a slight lead on the restart and leave Wunrow and The Eagle to battle for 2nd. The whole second half of the race would see the 71 and 5W battle back and forth for runner up. As laps wound down Wunrow would bobble slightly in turn three and move up the track opening just enough of a window for Anschutz to dive inside and take command of second until the checkers flew. The 111 car of Shannon Guelette would nip Naze for fourth. DeGrave earned a rewarding victory after breaking a transmission and blowing up a motor in consecutive nights last week.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mods would line up next to try and steal the thunder away from the rest of the classes. Randy LeMieux Jr. would find himself leading the field to green from the pole position, but would his 1JR machine have enough muscle to end there? The early laps would put that result in much doubt as LeMieux would face stiff competition from last week’s Luxy 500 winner, Troy “Snoot” DeGrave. DeGrave would move to the high side opening the door for Tailar Ness to duck down low and move into second. Meanwhile, back in the pack, the 14R car of Cody Rass moved past Chris Budzban into fourth as laps were ticking by. As the white flag flew Rass would be able to pick off DeGrave for third, Ness locked up second, and LeMieux would find himself parked in The Cobbler Shop Victory Lane.

Next on the docket for the evening was the IMCA Stock Cars who rolled out looking to earn the title of the class too tough to tame for another week. John Heinz must have slipped his 57H Mystery Machine a couple extra Scooby Snacks because he was able to power to the lead at the drop of the green. In a startling trend last week’s winner, Rob Waechter, would find himself sitting in second early on. A quick caution for the 33S of Zach Spangenberg would bunch up the field for a restart. Heinz would lead Waechter, the 2R of Dave Reinhardt, the 9K of Shawn Havel, and the 007 of Mike Carter back to the green. While Heinz and Waechter fell into line in first and second the field went three wide for third with Havel, Carter, and Reinhardt scrapping over the same piece of real estate. Havel would emerge from the scrum to lock down third but would not be able to hold on to it for long as Carter would find his way around the 9K after a handful of laps. The 99KK of Derek Moede had now worked his way into fifth and would engage in a side by side battle with Havel for fourth for the second half of the race. Havel would fend off the 99KK machine and come home fourth with Carter taking third, Waechter second, and Heinz would be unmasked by the gang as the winner.

The Sport Compact division would take to the track next to keep the excitement level building. The 07V of Cody Vinny would bull his way to the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting spot. He would face almost immediate pressure from the 5S car of Calvin Stueck and the 88B machine of Kevin Brice. Stueck would cut a right front tire and have to head down pit lane for service. This moved Brice comfortably into 2nd with the field battling behind him for third. A lap 8 caution would rerack the field with Vinny leading the way over Brice, the 21LM of Missy Clark, and the 76 Henry Neerdaels. Brice would stalk the leader until he found an opening to move up into P1. The 5S car of Calvin Stueck was able to rejoin the field and put on a show for the fans by going high, diving low, and even running off the back stretch to try and pass the 07V of Vinny but it was all for naught as Stueck was a lap down. Brice would hold on for the win in his first appearance of the 2019 season at Luxemburg while Vinny would finish second, Clark third, and Neerdaels would come home in fourth.

The Village Kitchen IMCA Modifieds would show why we save the best for last as the storm was brewing for an epic, thunder filled finish to the night. Kyle Kudick would jump to the lap one lead from his outside front row starting spot but it was far from uncontested as he had to throw his 4K machine three wide with the 19J of Justin Green, and the 21K of James Tebon to secure the top spot. Tebon would settle in to 2nd and the hard charging 20T of Brad Theys would find himself quickly sitting in 3rd. Theys would work the high side to move abreast of Tebon and managed to find the bite up top to move into the lead while Tebon was able to squeeze past Kudick as well to hold on to second. The 90J of Jeremy Jacobs and the 88L of Josh Long were able to move past the 4K after a brief battle. Back at the front Tebon moved inside of Theys with four to go while the 88L also moved inside of Jacobs to secure 3rd. With two laps to go Tebon was able to wrestle away the lead from Theys and looked to set sail to victory. Coming to the white flag Long would get past Theys to lock up second but by the time the lead trio came out of turn four to take the checkers they found themselves running three wide coming to the line. It was a photo finish that left the drivers wondering who won the dog fight until Tebon was handed the checkers for a victory lap. Theys would end up with second, Long third, and Jacobs had the best seat in the house finishing fourth in a race that was truly memorable.

Luxemburg Speedway will be back in action on July 5th as we celebrate our country’s independence with fireworks in the sky after the fireworks on the track. Be sure to join us next week for the next edition of pulse pounding Friday Night Thunder!

20 LAP STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg, WI.; Ed Anchutz, Two Rivers, WI.; Nick Wunrow, Denmark, WI.; Shannon Guelette; Chad Naze; Green Bay, WI.

HEAT 1) DeGrave; Wunrow; Jake Burt, De Pere, WI. 2) Anschutz; Marcus Moede, Algoma, WI.; Guelette

20 LAP IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: Randy LeMieux Jr., Brussels, WI.; Tailar Ness, Abrams, WI.; Cody Rass; Troy DeGrave; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg, WI.

HEAT 1) DeGrave; Craig Dorner, Brussels, WI.; Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, WI. 2) Ness; LeMieux; Budzban

20 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: John Heinz, Green Bay, WI.; Robert Waechter, Ellisville, WI.; Mike Carter, Greenleaf, WI.; Shawn Havel, Algoma, WI.; Derek Moede, New Franken, WI.

HEAT 1) Heinz; Moede; Havel 2) Waechter; Dave Reinhardt, Fish Creek, WI.; Dave Bouche, Algoma, WI.

15 LAP SPORT COMPACT FEATURE: Kevin Brice, Oconto, WI.; Cody Vinny, Manitowoc, WI.; Missy Clark, Luxemburg, WI.; Henry Neerdaels, Greenleaf, WI.; Dalas Topel

HEAT 1) Calvin Stueck, Clintonville, WI.; Brice; Topel 2) Clark; Neerdaels; Joey Krentz, Denmark, WI.

20 LAP VILLAGE KITCHEN IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: James Tebon, Algoma, WI.; Brad Theys, Suamico, WI.; Josh Long, Little Suamico, WI.; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg, WI.; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, WI.

HEAT 1) Tebon; Long; Jay Matthais, Green Bay, WI. 2) Lamberies; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee, WI.; Theys



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