Sports Archives for 2019-11

L-C's Sewell leads All-State Soccer team

Only one player from the area made the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association 2019 All-State team this fall and it is probably not from the team you thought it would be.

 

Despite winning the state championship this fall, Sturgeon Bay landed no players on the team. The lone area representative is senior midfielder Carter Sewell, who figured into the equation for many goals for Luxemburg-Casco whether it was scoring the goal or assisting on it. 

 

The WSCA Best Eleven was made up primarily of Division 1 players, including player of the year Erich Legut of Waukesha West. 

Practices begin Monday for other winter sports

A week after area girls' basketball teams got their seasons underway with practices, the boys (and some girls too) will get back to work beginning on Monday.

 

Wrestling, boy's basketball, and boy's swimming and diving begin their season with many of their first competitions not happening until after the Thanksgiving break. Schools have been having their respective informational meetings over the last few weeks to get teams ready for the season. 

 

As those teams begin practicing, some girls' basketball teams have their first games beginning on Tuesday.

Bucks outpace Pacers

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their hot start to the season with a 102-83 rout of the host Indiana Pacers Saturday night.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo once again led the way for the Bucks with 26 points on the evening, collecting 13 rebounds and adding six assists along the way. Five other Bucks players scored in double figures on a night where they shot 44 percent from the field and hit 11 three-pointers. Four Pacers reached double figures, led by Myles Turner with 16 points. Played relatively close the first three quarters, the Bucks outscored the Pacers 31-20 in the final frame to put the game well out of reach. Next up for the Bucks is a Monday night matchup against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. It is the second time the two teams have met in a week. 


Phoenix cruise past Mizzou

The Green Bay Phoenix responded from home opener loss a week ago with a 72-64 win over visiting Missouri Saturday afternoon.

 

It was a wire to wire win for the Phoenix, despite giving up 30 of the Tigers' 64 points in the final frame. Caitlyn Hibner scored a career-high 20 points in the game, one year removed from having Tommy John surgery cancel her 2018-2019 season.  Frankie Wurtz, Madison Wolf, and Lyndsey Robson all added point-totals in the double figures in the contest that featured on the second SEC team in Kress Events Center to step on the court the face the Phoenix. 

 

The Phoenix are back in action Tuesday night at home against Marquette.

Badgers stay alive in division race

The Wisconsin Badgers not only beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but also received some much-needed help from the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon.

 

Behind a big second quarter and 204 yards from Jordan Taylor, the Badgers topped the host Cornhuskers 37-21. Taylor scored a pair of touchdowns en route to a day that gave him more yards gained on the ground than any other junior running back in NCAA history. Quarterback Jack Coan added a touchdown through the air and  Aron Cruickshank responded to an early Cornhusker touchdown with a kickoff returned for a score.

 

Iowa beat division leader Minnesota in Iowa City later on Saturday, getting Wisconsin within striking distance with a matchup against the Golden Gophers looming in the final weekend of the regular season.

Girls basketball scrimmages Saturday

Southern Door High School girls basketball scrimmages in a four-way Saturday at Two Rivers. Also on the court will be North Fond du Lac and Green Bay East. Kewaunee and Algoma High Schools are hosting their scrimmages. Kewaunee matches up with Manitowoc Lutheran and Algoma takes on Luxemburg-Casco from the North Eastern Conference. 


Kewaunee, Algoma, and Southern Door all finished in the top four in the Packerland Standings in 2018-2019. L-C was 20-5 overall and a force in the North Eastern Conference. Regular season play will begin on Tuesday with everyone playing by Thursday.


Luxemburg Speedway promoter exits

Skyhigh Entertainment will not be returning as promoter for the Luxemburg Speedway in 2020. The organization is bowing out after one year that it describes as being financially unsuccessful. Skyhigh says they were proud of the product on the track but it did not generate revenue commensurate with that quality.


Attendance and revenue have been declining at the track in recent years. Several promoters have come and gone over that period. The track will be looking for a promoter in it for the long haul going forward with the hopes that stability and consistent direction can reinvigorate support for the speedway.

 

 

 

UWGB women's basketball hosts premier opponent

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay's women's basketball program hosts a member of the Southeastern Conference Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center. The Missouri Tigers were 24-11 last year, results to go with the pedigree that comes from being an SEC member. The Tigers are the most impressive road opponent Wisconsin- Green Bay will see this season. 


Missouri is off to a slow start at 1-2. They were upset by Northern Iowa in their last game. The first three Mizzou contests all went to overtime. This will be the Tigers first road game of the season, something UWGB can exploit possibly.


Green Bay is known for their defensive prowess most years but that has not been the case in 2019-2020. Central dropped 105 points on the Phoenix in the first game. South Dakota State scored 66. In Saturday's matchup, Green Bay will need to ratchet up the intensity in front of their hoop. If they can keep Missouri around 52 points, last year's scoring average, an upset is likely.

 

Wisconsin football at Nebraska

Wisconsin football fans feel a lot better now than they did 10 days ago. Illinois continues to win and is already bowl eligible this year which takes a little bit of the sting out of that upset. Ohio State has bounced to a second place ranking in the national polls, looking like a contender in the College Football Playoff. The Badgers beat ranked Iowa last week, controlling three quarters of the contest. Perhaps the ship has been righted. 


Nebraska enters the game 4-5, still in a rebuilding process under second-year coach Scott Frost. The Cornhuskers feature a balanced offensive attack, averaging 188 yards on the ground and 223 yards passing. Quarterback Adrian Martinez presents a dual threat. Martinez has run the ball 97 times this year, most on the team. Wisconsin's defense will have to contain his production. 


Nebraska is not good defensively, giving up 400 yards of offense per game. Nebraska has lost three consecutive games. A fast start from the Badger offense could be demoralizing for the Cornhuskers. If Nebraska can hang around in front of a sold-out crowd and a highly touted visiting recruiting class things get a lot murkier.

 


Milwaukee Bucks back on the road

The Milwaukee Bucks are in the middle of a challenging stretch where they play seven of eight contests on the road. A west coast swing followed by a home win against the Bulls and now back to hotel rooms and visitors' locker rooms. Saturday night they're at Indianapolis. Milwaukee enters the game at 8-3, good for second in the Eastern Conference. Indiana is 7-5. 


The game is another showcase for opposing philosophies. Milwaukee is the league leader in offensive scoring, averaging over 120 points per game. That mark is two points per game better than New Orleans in second place. Indiana is fifth in the league in defense, giving up 104 points per game. The Bucks won this kind of matchup once already this season. Orlando has the best scoring defense in the league and Milwaukee routed them on the road.

 

Former Pioneer makes B1G List

A day after being joined by another Door County swimmer on the team, University of Minnesota swimmer and Sevastopol alum Max McHugh made the honor roll again for the Big Ten Conference.

 

It is the second time McHugh has garnered the recognition this season thanks to some impressive performances in a recent dual meet in Wisconsin. In that meet, he swam the fasted 100-yard breaststroke time in the nation with a 52.59 while also swimming the third fastest 200-yard breaststroke in the country with a 1:56.41 and helping the 200-yard medley team take second place.

 

McHugh is trying to improve on his freshman campaign where he was an All-American and the Big Ten Freshman Swimmer of the Year.

L-C hosts final camp before season starts

The season may officially get underway on Monday with the first official practice, but Luxemburg-Casco is hosting one final camp for area wrestlers.

 

Beginning tonight at the high school, former Ohio State All-American wrestler Micah Jordan will bring his expertise for a three-day camp. Jordan will cover skills mostly related to takedowns for wrestlers in fifth through twelfth grade. Limited space is available, so check out the information below on the camp below to learn more and to register.

 

 


Bucks' Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe key win against Bulls

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe had big nights for the Milwaukee Bucks in their 124-115 win over the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in Milwaukee.

 

Playing without All-Star Khris Middleton, Antetokounmpo scored 38 points and Bledsoe added another 31 in the back and forth game. Down by a point at halftime, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 32-20 in the third quarter to put the game on cruise control. The Bulls would get no closer than four points in the fourth quarter before the Bucks were able to close things out in front of the home crowd. Coby White scored 26 points in the loss for the Bulls.


The Bucks are back in action Saturday night in Indianapolis as they travel to take on the Indiana Pacers.

Gibraltar opens winter sports season with basketball scrimmage

Gibraltar is kicking off the winter sports season Friday night as they travel to take on Green Bay Southwest in a scrimmage ahead of next week's first regular-season game.

 

The Vikings came up just shy of reaching sectionals, losing to Hilbert in the regional final 48-42. The Trojans enter the season with new coach Berri West, who takes over for a team that lost to Luxemburg-Casco in overtime in the regional final.

 

The two teams scrimmage beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Brewers' Yelich second in MVP voting

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich came close to making history on Thursday, but ultimately was not chosen for his second straight Most Valuable Player award.

 

Yelich came in 50 points behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger in MVP voting, an impressive accomplishment figuring a broken kneecap kept him out of the final 18 regular season games and their wild card matchup against the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals. That does not mean Yelich was not deserving of the award, improving his number from his MVP season just a year ago. Yelich was vying to be the 15th player in MLB history to win MVP honors in back to back seasons.

L-C's Worachek to continue wrestling career

Luxemburg-Casco's Reece Worachek will get a chance to continue his wrestling career after high school. 

 

UW-Parkside announced on its social media channels Wednesday it had inked the reigning state champion at 170 pounds to wrestle for its team as a member of its class of 2020 recruiting class. Worachek went 43-5 last year as a member of the Spartans' three regional champion teams that produced team state title in 2018.

 

 

Southern Door's Aune follows path to Minnesota

The University of Minnesota swim team will get another dose of Door County magic after Southern Door's Brock Aune announced on Wednesday his intentions to compete there next year.

 

According to a Southern Door School District Facebook post, Aune has competed in the WIAA State Swimming Championships and YMCA Short and Long-Course Nationals during his 10-year career. He joins Sevastopol alum Max McHugh on the team that once also had McHugh's brother Conner. The Golden Gophers men's swim team finished fifth in last year's Big Ten Championships.

 

Photo courtesy of Southern Door School District Facebook page

 

Nine make all-region football teams

Nine local players were recognized by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as they named the All-Region Teams earlier this week.

 

Kewaunee led the pack with five entries spread out among four players. Gibraltar and Southern Door each had two players named to their respective teams while Sevastopol had one. All-State teams will be announced on Monday.

 

Region 2 Small

OL/DL: Tanor Bortolini, Kewaunee

RB: Owen Kudick, Kewaunee

QB: Ryan Carmichael, Kewaunee

P: Max Hanrahan, Kewaunee

RB: Nick Baudhuin, Southern Door

DB: Tyler Kroll, Southern Door

 

Eight-player

QB: Luke Steebs, Gibraltar

WR: Alex Laughlin, Gibraltar

DB: Spencer Evenson, Sevastopol

 

Green Bay drops game against New Mexico

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team kept it close early but ultimately dropped its matchup with New Mexico Wednesday night 93-78.

 

The game went back and forth between the two teams in the first half before the Lobos went on a late run to make it 49-43 at the break. An early run in the second half thanks to three-pointers made by the likes of Cody Schwartz made it a 56-52 game, but the Lobos went on another tear to open up a lead they would not relinquish. Three Phoenix players scored in double-figures, including a team-high 20 points from JayQuan McCloud in the loss.

 

The road will not get easier for the Phoenix as they next face Wisconsin at the Kohl Center next Thursday.

Badgers breeze past McNeese State

The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team was able to overcome a tough first half to blow past McNeese State 83-63 at the Kohl Center Wednesday.

 

The visiting Cowboys actually held a small lead over the Badgers for much of the first half, only to see their host take a three-point advantage into the break. The Badgers would make their move midway in the second half, going on a 15-3 run the Cowboys could not answer. Four Badgers players scored in double figures, led by 24 points by Brad Davison.

 

In other state Division 1 basketball, Marquette outscored Purdue 40-17 in the second half to earn a 65-55 victory in Milwaukee.

Early cold raises hopes for winter season

With several measurable snowfalls already and cold temps the hopes for a long winter sports season are on the rise. Sister Bay is hosting a kick-off event for its rink this Saturday but preparations are already underway as far south as Kewaunee for venues like the Winter Park. Sturgeon Bay also has a heavily-trafficked community outdoor rink. It has been after Christmas the past several years before those venues could open to the public. Community feedback has been steadfast in its desire for improvements that can get the facilities open sooner. The biggest help though might just be Mother Nature.

UWGB men at New Mexico

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay men's basketball team makes its first long-distance trip of the year Wednesday night against New Mexico. The Lobos are 2-0 in 2019 but they have played nobody. The Phoenix have to be comfortable knowing they've already been tested on the road at the tough Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue University. 

 

GB should be further along in regards to maturing as a team than the Lobos. New Mexico had a down year in 2018-2019 with just 14 wins on the season so catching them early in their rebuilding effort is a favorable position for the Phoenix. Visitors tend to struggle there with the elevation but an early-season trip with fresh legs should alleviate that potential problem. Green Bay has featured a balanced offense this year with four players averaging in double figures while shooting an impressive 46% from the field. They will need to rely on that team play if they start to feel the altitude.

Wisconsin hosts McNeese State

Wisconsin men's basketball is 1-1 on the season but there has been no doubt about the defensive intensity the Badgers have brought to the floor in either contest. They hope to continue that trend against McNeese State. The Cowboys enter Wednesday's game 1-2 on the year with losses to Western Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Cowboys can score though. They're averaging over 80 points a game and feature a dynamic back court that is comfortable with the three-point shot. It should be an interesting matchup for a Badgers defense stout in the middle. Nate Reuvers tied a school record with nine blocks last Friday.


Offensively, look for the Badgers to pound the paint again against an undersized McNeese State team. There is a danger in that though. Trading twos for threes can work against a team if the opponent is seeing a particularly good shooting night. That is the recipe for an early March national tournament exit and it applies just as easily in mid-November.

 

All-State honors handed out in volleyball

As you would expect, the Luxemburg-Casco High School volleyball team is well represented on postseason awards lists. In Division 2, senior Bekah Day made All-State first team with senior Holly Baierl securing a spot on the second team. Hannah Derenne, only a junior, received honorable mention.


In Division 3, the Packerland co-champs, Southern Door, were shut out of postseason awards. Algoma senior Jacklyn Dean was the only area player to make the cut receiving honorable mention. 

 

Girls basketball begins this week

The winter sports season kicks off for the WIAA this week with girls basketball scrimmages. Several teams in the Packerland Conference will be participating. Gibraltar tips off on Friday with Southern Door, Kewaunee, the NEC's Luxemburg-Casco, and Algoma on the court Saturday. 


What is notable are the teams without any scrimmages listed including Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol. Practices just started on Monday with games next week. Given that condensed schedule it will definitely make the early season matchups unpredictable. Volleyball had a similar format this year.

 

High school wrestling waits for season to start

It is almost time for local wrestling teams to get on the mats after the offseason tournament season concluded in Wisconsin. Practices can officially begin next Monday while meets and tournaments get underway in early September. 

 

Kewaunee cracks the season open the earliest, facing Green Bay United (East, West, and Southwest) for a dual on December 3rd before traveling to a tournament on December 6th at Kimberly, which also will feature Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. Luxemburg-Casco will start a new streak of appearances at team state beginning with a busy opening weekend, facing Denmark on December 5th before hosting Bay Port, Green Bay Preble, Oshkosh West, Port Washington, and Sheboygan Falls on December 7th. Southern Door will face Barron Area Schools, DC Everest,
host Stratford, Wautoma, and Wild Rose on December 7th.

Luxemburg Speedway honors drivers Friday

Promoters of Luxemburg Speedway will focus on the accomplishments of its drivers Friday during its awards banquet.

 

The annual event this year will take place at Wally's Spot in Green Bay and will honor the following drivers:

 

MIGHTY 4’S
5S  CALVIN STUECK
21LM MISSY CLARK
133 DALLAS TOPEL
28D JASON DONDLINGER
17W BRAIN WATZKA

 

STREET STOCKS:
27F TONY FLETCHER
40D DAVE DEGRAVE
9 MARCUS MOEDE
46N CHAD NAZE
18Z TRAVIS ZERBIL
32T BECCA THIRY

 

SPORT MODS
9 MACKENZIE SIMONAR
6E VINCE ENEBREGTSEN
41D TROY DEGRAVE
X CHRIS BUDZBAN
14R CODY RASS
0K BRANDON KAYE

 

STOCK CARS
0F PATRICK FARLEY JR
88 MIKE COEL
10S ROD SNELLENBERGER
99KK DEREK MOEDE
40B TOM BRUMLIC
57H JOHN HEINZ

 

MODS
88L JOSH LONG
24G GREG GRETZ
20T BRAD THEYS
90K SHAWN KILGORE
95B JEFF BODENDORFER

 

Reservations are required for this event, so people interested in attending need to contact the promoters from Skyhigh Entertainment to grab an open spot if space is available.

 

 

Local schools celebrate successful seasons

With seasons in the rearview mirror, area schools are honoring their achievements in the coming days with fall sports banquets and award ceremonies.

 

One example is Gibraltar, which will hold a special recognition event on Wednesday morning. Under the direction of Adviser Ashley Knudson, members Varsity Letter Club sort out certificates and organize the pins, numerals, and letters ready for the deserving athletes. Similar events are held at each school at the conclusion of a given season. 

 

Photo credit by Denise Stillman

Girls basketball prepare for scrimmages

Practices may have just started on Monday, but the area's girls basketball teams will start working against other squads as soon as this weekend.

 

Gibraltar will take to the road Friday evening to scrimmage against Green Bay Southwest beginning at 5:45. Other teams will get their extra work in on Saturday with Luxemburg-Casco traveling to Algoma for an 11 a.m. tip and Southern Door traveling south to scrimmage host Two Rivers, Green Bay East, and North Fond du Lac beginning at 9 a.m. Kewaunee will host a 10 a.m. scrimmage against Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

Kewaunee will kick off the regular season for local teams with a game at Denmark on November 19th at 7 p.m.

 

Broomball signup in Sister Bay on Saturday

You can start practicing your broomball and ice skating skills for the upcoming season in Sister Bay.

 

The Sister Bay Ice Rink is hosting a kick off celebration on Saturday (11/16) ahead of the winter season. Running from 4-8 p.m., the event will feature live music, food, games and more with proceeds benefitting the Sister Bay Ice Rink. The kickoff also acts as one of the first chances for broomball sign-up as it looks for more players and teams.

Hunting season off to good start

With the start of the gun season just about two weeks away, hunters are already having some good success hunting in Door and Kewaunee Counties. 

 

In Door County, hunters have harvested 754 deer during the crossbow, archery, and youth gun hunt seasons. Over 320 of those deer harvested were registered as bucks.

 

Kewaunee County had smaller numbers to report, harvesting 601 deer across the three segments, including 278 harvested bucks.

 

Archery and crossbow hunting seasons continue into January. The gun deer season runs from November 23rd to December 1st.

 

Bucks edge Thunder

The Milwaukee Bucks' big third quarter was enough to hold off an Oklahoma City Thunder fourth-quarter rally to escape the capital city with a 121-119 victory.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo overcame a slow start in the first half to put up 24 of his team-high 35 points in the final two quarters. Eric Bledsoe added valuable scoring support with 25 points of his own. Tied at halftime, the Bucks outscored their hosts 37-24, only to have the tables turned in the final stanza with the Thunder outgunning them 39-34. Dennis Schroder led Thunder off the bench with 25 points while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added another 22 points in the loss.

 

The Bucks will return home this Thursday night to face the Chicago Bulls.

 

 

Packers outlast Panthers

A goal-line stand in the final seconds secured the Green Bay Packers' 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday evening.

 

After the Panthers struck first on a Kyle Allen touchdown pass, Aaron Jones scored the first of his three touchdowns on the day from five yards out to give the Packers a 7-3 first-quarter lead.  With the Packers up 14-10 entering the second half, Aaron Jones scored his third touchdown in the opening minutes of the third quarter for what proved to be important points for the Packers. Christian McCaffrey scored a touchdown to open the fourth quarter but was stopped at the goal-line in the game's final moments to preserve the victory for the Packers.

 

Now at 8-2 and in first place in NFC North, the Packers will have the week off before playing again November 24th at San Francisco. 

Local high school sports get layoff

Local high school athletes will get a little bit of time to rest up before the winter season gets underway.

 

State tournament finals for Sturgeon Bay soccer and Luxemburg-Casco along with sectionals for the Door County United swim team this weekend ended what was a successful fall season for area sports teams. In football, Gibraltar and Kewaunee were able to post playoff victories while Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel placed in the top 60 at the WIAA Division 3 State Cross Country meet. Sturgeon Bay won its second state soccer title while Luxemburg-Casco was crowned state champions in volleyball for a school first.

 

Practices will begin over the coming weeks with girls basketball starting Monday and boys swimming, boys basketball, wrestling,  beginning November 18th.

Phoenix men back in action Wednesday

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team hopes to build on its offensive outburst Saturday night when it plays New Mexico on Wednesday.

 

The Phoenix set a Division 1 program record on Saturday, scoring 115 points in its win over Division 3 UW-Stout. It will need all of that offense along with some stops to slow down a Lobos team averaging in over 90 points in its pair of wins early in the season. The Phoenix and the Lobos will battle in Albuquerque at 8 p.m.

 

The Phoenix women will not play until it hosts Missouri at the Kress Events Center. They are looking to rebound from their loss to South Dakota on Saturday. 

Milwaukee Bucks at OKC Sunday

The Milwaukee Bucks will try to bounce back on Sunday after a last-second loss ended the team's four-game winning streak last time out in Utah. Milwaukee will face the Oklahoma City Thunder who come into the game struggling. OKC is under .500 and 10th in the Western Conference. The Thunder played last night and will be on the second game of a back-to-back so there is no advantage for them facing a Bucks team that is winding down a west coast trip.


The Thunder have a new look this year with significant personnel changes in the offseason. Gone is Russell Westbrook and in is point guard Chris Paul. Paul is averaging a respectable 16 points and five assists per game. The Thunder's leading scoring is shooting guaard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Milwaukee should have a significant advantage in the front court.

UWGB basketball results from Saturday

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay women's basketball team dropped their home opener Saturday afternoon against South Dakota State. After the Lady Phoenix put up over 110 points to open the season, the offense was ice cold in the first half against the Coyotes. Amazingly enough, Green Bay led at halftime managing only 24 points in the first two quarters. The offensive sluggishness cropped up again in the fourth quarter though with GB scoreless in the first 5:22 of the frame. South Dakota State pulled away. Senior guard Frankie Wirtz led the Phoenix with 24 points.

 

For the second straight year, the UWGB men cruised past UW-Stout. This year's contest was closer but that isn't to say it was close. The Phoenix won 115-64. The bench got a lot of action in Saturday's game and the scoring was spread around. Seven players put up double figures for Green Bay. The team shot over 50 percent from the field.

Door County United races in Neenah

The WIAA held Division 1 girls swimming and diving sectionals in Neenah on Saturday featuring Door County United and 13 other teams. As a team, DCU finished in 13th place collecting 72 points across 12 events. The team's best individual performance was from senior Kailee Moe in the 50-yard freestyle. Moe raced through the water in 25.97 seconds, good for seventh place in a field of 38 swimmers.


The full results: https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Swim_Girls/2019/Neenah.htm?ver=2019-11-05-135605-240

Luxemburg-Casco captures state volleyball title on 96.7 WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco fought off a furious rally by McFarland in the third set to capture its first-ever state volleyball title at the Resch Center Saturday afternoon.

 

Finding themselves down early in the first set 8-2, Luxemburg-Casco was able to regroup and took control late to win 25-21, capturing seven of the final 10 points.

 

Luxemburg-Casco made McFarland dig out of 13-6  hole, but never let them get within striking distance in the second game, winning 25-17.

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Championships are not meant to be easy and Luxemburg-Casco found that out in the third game. McFarland got out to a 13-7 lead before head coach Jeff Frey called his first time-out to stem the tide. It worked as Luxemburg-Casco captured five of the next seven points before McFarland showed a burst of its own, forcing Frey to call another timeout. Luxemburg-Casco would score 11 of the final 15 points to clinch the title.

 

Hannah Derenne showed nice touch in many of her team-leading 14 kills while Grace Holschuh added another 11. Bekah Day registered 39 assists in her final match for Luxemburg-Casco while Alli Routhieaux led the team in digs with 13. A relatively even game statistically between the two teams, Luxemburg-Casco outpaced top-seeded McFarland in kills 45-27.

 

FINAL STATS

 

 

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

 

 

Kings of the pitch

The Sturgeon Bay High School boys soccer team won the Division 4 State Championship Saturday afternoon at the Kohler Engines Stadium located within the Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The Clippers scored in the second overtime period to defeat The Prairie School, 2-1. Overtime in soccer is not sudden death so Sturgeon Bay had to hold on for another two minutes after the go-ahead goal to secure their second State Title in school history. 


The Prairie School took the lead in the 28th minute thanks to a goal from Max Yde, his 19th of the season. Nicholas Hawkins got the assist thanks to a superb near-side cross that Yde was able to head in past Clipper goalie Joe Wind.


Sturgeon Bay's Eli Dietzel answered in the 41st minute. Dietzel was kept in check by the Hawks for the most part. He had just one shot the entire game but he made it count to get his 32nd tally of the season. Dietzel's goal came off of a corner kick situation. 


Late in the second half Nicholas Hawkins was shown the gate after a red card. The Hawks were put in a tough situation playing one man down into overtime. Sturgeon Bay bided their time until Carson Dvorak finally put one home in the 108th minute to notch the Clippers the golden ball.

UWGB mens and womens basketball teams play

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay men's and women's basketball teams are both in action on Saturday. For the men, they have an easier matchup for their home opener than the trip they made to Purdue to open up the campaign. The Phoenix clash with UW - Stout, a team they defeated 112-46 a year ago.


The Phoenix women are also home for matinee play against the South Dakota Coyotes. The ladies opened up the year on the road at Central Michigan with a thrilling double-overtime affair, pulling out the win 111-105. South Dakota nipped Northeastern in Boston on Tuesday, 80-76.

 
Both games will happen at the Kress Center with the women tipping off at 1 PM followed by the guys at 6 PM.

Wisconsin mens basketball picks up first win

It was a workmanlike effort for the University of Wisconsin mens basketball team on Friday night in Madison. The Badgers were stingy again on defense, giving up less than 55 in regulation for the second straight game. This time, they were able to score enough to pick up a comfortable victory over Eastern Illinois, 65-52.

 

Wisconsin held a decisive rebounding edge as expected, 42-35. The team's leading scorer was Guard Kobe King with 18, but it was the front court who starred Friday. Forwards Nate Reuvers and Aleem Ford both netted double digits. The difference in the game was Wisconsin's ability to get to the charity stripe. The Badgers had 20 free throws in the contest compared to the Panthers 3. Wisconsin also shot 83% from the line.

Milwaukee Bucks win streak ends

The Milwaukee Bucks clawed back late in the second half on Friday night only to allow a Bojan Bogdonvic buzzer-beating three from the corner to snap their win streak. 


The Bucks got off to a sluggish start. They failed to score 20 points in the first or second quarter and trailed 55-35 at halftime. Grit brought the Bucks back but it never turned into a sterling offensive performance. Milwaukee shot 35.8 percent from the floor and just under 28 percent behind the arc. 


The bench was almost nonexistent, contributing only 14 points. Milwaukee and Utah have identical 6-3 records on the season.

 

Clippers face familiar opponent in State Final on 103.3 FM

Sturgeon Bay will face the Prairie School Hawks in Saturday's Division four State Final soccer match. The Clippers faced off against the Hawks in their second game of the season with the final score ending in a three-three tie. Both teams made easy work of their semi-final games on Thursday with Sturgeon Bay defeating Northland Pines, 5-1, and Prairie School easily handling Lake Mills, 8-0. Coach of the Clippers, Todd Maas notes that players have been hoping for a rematch since the beginning of the season and they knew that they would have to make it to the state tournament to make that happen. 

 

Coverage of the Division 4 State Championship between the Sturgeon Bay Clippers and the Prairie School Hawks starts tomorrow with the pregame at 10:30 a.m. and kick off at 11 a.m. on 103.3 The Clipper and can also be streamed from doorkewauneehighschoolsports.com. 

Spartans volleyball sweeps Wisconsin Lutheran, plays McFarland for title Saturday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls volleyball team came out fast and beat the Wisconsin Lutheran Vikings 3 sets to none on Friday afternoon in a Division 2 State Semi-Final at the Resch Center in Green Bay.  The Spartans jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first set and cruised to a 25-15 win.  Set two saw the Spartans control most of the game and led from start to finish to win 25-22.  The final set was a see-saw affair which saw the Vikings take a three point lead only to have the Spartans come back and prevail 25-23.  The Spartans will now take on the McFarland Spartans Saturday at 2:30 pm in the state championship match.  Tyler Thrune and Tim Kowols will have the call on 96.7 FM WBDK with the pregame starting at 2 pm.  The broadcast will also be streamed on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

 

(photos courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

 

 

 

 

Bucks in Utah Friday night

The Milwaukee Bucks have found early season momentum, much of it on the road, the past week. Milwaukee has won four straight dating back to Friday, November 1st and they are at Utah tonight. Three of those wins have been by double digits. The Bucks will need to utilize their bench due to Utah's elevation. The thin air in the middle of a west coast swing has gotten the better of a lot of teams. 


The Bucks have been balanced offensively during their winning streak. In Wednesday's win over the LA Clippers George Hill added 24 points off the bench with Kyle Korver chipping in 14. Giannis Antetokounmpo grabs the headlines but the role players could decide if the winning streak hits five.

 

Luxemburg-Casco set for huge following Friday

Luxemburg-Casco School District has committed to an early release for students Friday. Class schedules have been adjusted along with lunch so that all district schools can end by 12:30 PM. The High School office has been selling tickets since Tuesday with hours extended until 5 PM yesterday due to demand. At some points, they had run out of supply and were forced to request more. As of 24 hours ago, over 700 tickets had been purchased. 


The matchup is at the Resch Center in Green Bay, a multi-purpose arena with seating of approximately 9,900. The WIAA is running a contest called Rush to the Resch which gives $1,000 to the school in each division which sells the most presale tickets. Early returns give L-C a great chance at taking home the check for Division 2. For those looking to purchase tickets to the State Title matches on Saturday, that must be done separately.

Wisconsin basketball looks for first win

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team is trying for its first win of the season Friday night at home. On Tuesday, the Badgers dropped their season opener by two points in overtime against (20) Saint Mary's. The Badgers are a young team again on the hardwood, just one senior, which means a sluggish start would not be a surprise. 


Friday's game is against the Eastern Illinois Panthers though. The Panthers were 14-18 overall a year ago and are tabbed to finish sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Illinois enters the game 0-1 on the season falling Tuesday at Texas Tech 85-60. Eastern Illinois runs four guards on the court at a time giving Wisconsin a distinct size advantage. Wisconsin shot a respectable 42.3 percent in their opening contest. If the Badgers can shoot like that Friday and pick up a high-percentage bucket or two off of an offensive rebound, a high-scoring night might be in store.

 

Spartans volleyball faces Wisconsin Lutheran in state semis on WBDK Friday

The Luxemburg-Casco girls volleyball team will battle Wisconsin Lutheran Friday afternoon at the Resch Center in Green Bay at the WIAA Division 2 state semi-finals.  The Spartans (33-13) earned their second trip to state in three years with a victory over Xavier in the sectional finals last Saturday.  Wisconsin Lutheran (37-14) knocked off top-seeded Mosinee in five games to qualify for the state semi-finals.  The winner of Friday’s match will face the winner of McFarland and Bloomer on Saturday at 2:30 pm for the state championship.  Friday’s broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM will begin at 1:30 with the pregame and first serve at 2 pm.   Tyler Thrune and Paul Schmitt will have the call in a match that will also be streamed on DoorKewauneeCountyHighSchoolSports.com.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Clippers defeat Northland Pines 5-1 on 103.3 FM

After falling behind early, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers rolled to a 5-1 victory over Northland Pines in Milwaukee in a Division 4 state soccer semi-final.   After an own goal, Clipper Addison Benzinger scored the first goal for the Clippers at the 29:10 mark of the first half.   Carson Dvorak then added a goal late in the first half to give the Clippers the lead for good.  Sturgeon Bay added a goal by DJ Lenius and two by Spencer Hubbard In the second half to put Northland Pines away.   The Clippers will now play #1 Prairie School in the state championship on Saturday at  11am.  Prematch will start at 10:30 am on 103.3 FM The Clipper with Bryan Mazur and Peter Kerwin on the call from Milwaukee’s KOHLER Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park.  

 

Heat sheets out for swimming sectional

It is advance or stay home time for the Door County United swim team.

 

In the Division 1 sectional hosted by Neenah, the cooperative squad will have 21 entries when they take to the pool this weekend. The team's relays are consistently in the top-10 times in the 14-squad sectional. Senior Kailee Moe is the highest-ranked swimmer on the team, placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

 

Swimming events take place on Saturday. Click here to see the heat sheets.

Gibraltar, Sevastopol combine for 17 All-Conference nods

There were plenty of local ties during the announcement of MONLPC-8 Football All-Conference teams earlier this week.

 

Players from Gibraltar and Sevastopol earned a combined 17 nods to the team's honoring the best of the best. Gibraltar's Alex Laughlin earned four such spots, earning first-team offense designation as an end, second-team offense honors as a kicker, and second-team defense recognition as a linebacker and punter. Arthur Horcevar led the way for Sevastopol with three spots, earning first-team defense honors as a punter and second-team recognition for his work on the offensive and defensive lines.

 

Below is the local listing of All-Conference honors in the MONLPC-8

 

1st Team Offense
Quarterback- Luke Steebs, Gibraltar
End- Alex Laughlin, Gibraltar
Offensive Linemen- Connor Duffy, Gibraltar
 

1st Team Defense
Defensive Backs- Spencer Evenson, Sevastopol
Punter- Arthur Hocevar, Sevastopol

 

2nd Team Offense
Gibraltar- Alex Laughlin (kicker)
Sevastopol- Spencer Evenson (RB) Logan Beyer (OL) Arthur Hocevar (OL)

 

2nd Team Defense
Gibraltar- Connor Duffy (LB) Alex Laughlin (LB/Punter) Brandon Stillman (LB)
Sevastopol- Arthur Hocevar (DL)

 

Honorable Mention
Gibraltar- Brandon Stillman (RB) Spencer Krause (DB) Luke Steebs (DL)
Sevastopol- Tristan Beauchamp (LB)

Bucks nip Clips

The Milwaukee Bucks won a big statement game Wednesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers on the road 129-124.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his double-double streak, scoring a game-high 38 points while collecting 16 rebounds. His 13 points in the fourth quarter staved off a furious fourth-quarter rally for Kawai Leonard-less Clippers. The Bucks' George Hill was also huge, drilling six three-pointers on his way to scoring 24 points as Milwaukee's bench outscored Los Angeles' 47-20. Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams each scored 34 points for the Clippers in the losing effort.

 

The Bucks visit the Utah Jazz for their next game on their four-game Western Conference road trip on Friday night.

Phoenix men fall, women rise in season debut

Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams split their Wednesday night matchups during the opening week of the college basketball season.

 

The Phoenix men dropped their game at #23 Purdue 79-57. Three players scored in double figures for the Phoenix, led by Kameron Hankerson's 14 points. The Phoenix was able to get their deficit to under double figures in the second half, but were ultimately outgunned and undersized against the Boilermakers, a 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight participant. Jahaad Proctor led the way for the Boilermakers. They return home this Saturday to face UW-Stout at 6 p.m. at the Kress Events Center.

 

The Phoenix women needed two overtimes to dispatch Central Michigan 111-105 on the road.  Down by as many as 14 points, the Phoenix clawed back to outscore the host Chippewas 22-13 in the third quarter. After playing an even first overtime, the Phoenix outscored the Chippewas to 11-5 in the final stanza to get the win. Karly Murphy scored 30 points in the season opener while Algoma's Anna Dier made several big baskets in the overtime periods on her way to a 10-point night. The Phoenix also return home to the Kress Events Center Saturday for a 1 p.m. tilt against South Dakota.

Sturgeon Bay battles Northland Pines in state semis on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team looks to clinch its third berth in the state final since 2015 when it meets Northland Pines Thursday afternoon on 103.3 The Clipper. Both teams come in to the state semifinal game with impressive offensive returns during the tournament with Northland Pines outscoring its opponents 18-4 and Sturgeon Bay doing the same by a 24-3 margin. Clippers head coach Todd Maas says the team needs to play more relaxed and stay focused if it wants to advance to Saturday's match against either The Prairie School or Lake Mills.

 

 

Bryan Mazur and Peter Kerwin will have the call from Milwaukee's KOHLER Engines Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. with the prematch show followed by the opening kick at 1:30 p.m. on 103.3 The Clipper.

 

 

'It's All About the Athletes' for Algoma High School's Yaeger

For Algoma High School Athletic Trainer Kim Yaeger, there’s no such thing as a typical day – and that’s the way she likes it. 
For more than a decade now, Yaeger has made her work home (one of them, anyway) in the high school’s athletic training room. She’s there for everything from taping to addressing acute issues, coming up with practice plans and covering home athletic events. No two athletes and no two days are alike. 
“I never know what will walk into my athletic training room on a daily basis,” Yaeger said. “I love working with high school athletes because they are a very motivated group. And they’re a fun group to work with! You never know what they are going to do or say. It keeps me on my toes and I like to think it helps to keep me young.”
Yaeger initially considered physical therapy but ultimately discovered it wasn’t the right career path for her. She remained interested in the medical profession and she enjoyed watching sports, so athletic training seemed like a natural next step. 
She’s also a people person. Hands down, working with people is the best part of Yaeger’s job, she said.
“I get to work with a very diverse group of people,” she said. “Whether it’s working with the doctors, my coworkers, school administration or the athletes at school, everyone brings something different to my day. So definitely, my interaction with people is the best part.”
When she’s not at the high school, Yaeger coordinates pre-participation exams for athletes at various Bellin Health clinics. It keeps her plenty busy, but not so busy that she doesn’t find time to have fun traveling and, in the summer, watching her dad race stock cars. She’s also a music lover who attends as many concerts and live music events as she can, totaling about 50 each year.
Asked how it feels to make a difference in the lives of the students she works with, Yaeger pauses, then offers an unassuming answer.
“I guess it feels pretty good,” she says. “I don’t necessarily think in those terms – I’m just doing my job the best I can, whether that is helping an athlete with an injury or just listening to them on a good or bad day. It’s all about the athletes.” 

 

Mackey Arena tough place to play for UWGB

When the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball team tips off the season Wednesday, one of their toughest challenges will come from the stands. The Phoenix open in West Lafayette, Indiana at Purdue University at 6 PM. In 2018-19, Purdue was undefeated at home and the Boilermakers set an attendance record. Purdue averaged 14,467 fans, filling Mackey Arena to 98 percent of capacity on the season. 


Mackey Arena is 50 years old, no frills, and compact. It gets loud there. ESPN has ranked it as the fourth-best home court advantage in the country in recent years and the most hostile environment in the Big Ten Conference. Drawing those conditions for the season opener is understandably tough for UWGB. How the Phoenix react, whether they can keep their poise, may determine if they can spring the upset.

 

Championship action broadcast this week

Luxemburg-Casco girls volleyball and Sturgeon Bay boys soccer have made it to the state semifinals in their respective sports. You can hear their run for the title at doorcountydailynews.com and doorkewauneehighschoolsports.com as well as over the air. Sturgeon Bay matches up with Northland Pines in Division 4 Thursday, the pregame at 1 PM with the teams taking the pitch at 1:30 PM on 103.3 The Clipper. The game originates from KOHLER Engines Stadium in Milwaukee. If the Clippers are victorious, they'll play for a state title on Saturday at 11 AM. 


Friday afternoon at the Resch Center, Luxemburg-Casco volleyball hits the court and you can hear it on 96.7 WBDK. L-C matches up with Wisconsin Lutheran in the Division 2 state semifinals. The pregame is at 1:30 PM with first serve at 2. If the Spartans win, they will play in the Division 2 Championship Match on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM. 

 

*WIAA logo courtesy of the WIAA Facebook page.

 

Milwaukee Bucks on west coast

Fresh off a dominating performance in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee travels to the Pacific coast for an interconference showdown with the LA Clippers. Milwaukee has won three in a row improving to 5-2 on the young season. That is good for a third-place tie, one-half game back of Boston and Philadelphia in the East. 


The Clippers are also 5-2 with signature wins against the Spurs and the Lakers. The Clippers are led by Kawhi Leonard. After capturing a championship in Toronto, Leonard leads LA in points, rebounds, assists, and steals in 2019-20. Leonard matching up against Giannis Antetokounmpo is worth the price of admission alone. Tip off is set for 9 PM.

 

Brewers manager Craig Counsell award finalist

Yesterday, Major League Baseball announced the finalists for several postseason awards. Each award could be taken home by three potential candidates and the winner will be decided next week. Brewers manager Craig Counsell is up for National League Manager of the Year. Others on the ballot include the skipper for a divisional foe, Mike Shildt of the St. Louis Cardinals. The field is rounded out by Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker. 


Counsell has the longest tenure of the three candidates, having led the Brewers for five seasons now. Counsell was a finalist last year for the same award and he has been named the top NL manager two years running by The Sporting News.

 

Wisconsin basketball falls in overtime

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team dropped their season opener Tuesday night by the thinnest of margins to the Saint Mary's Gaels, 65-63 in overtime. Saint Mary's entered the contest ranked number 20 and led for most of the game at the Kohl Center. The Badgers found themselves in a 30-24 hole at halftime and did not manage to tie the game until 3:29 left in regulation with the score 50-50. 


Overtime was a nip-and-tuck affair but Badgers shooters went cold at the wrong time. Wisconsin could not score a point in the final 2:07 of the extra frame. Gaels forward Malik Fitts put Saint Mary's ahead 64-63 and Kyle Bowen added a free throw with four seconds left.


Wisconsin took nine fewer shots in the game and went just 5-19, 26.3 percent, from beyond the three-point line. Junior Nate Reuvers led the Badgers with 22 points.

 

Door County United prepares for sectional meet

The road to Madison begins in earnest on Friday when swimming teams around the state look to punch their tickets during the sectional meets.

 

The diving competition will take place on Friday while the swimming events will occur on Saturday. Door County United, which is a cooperative team of all four mainland schools, will be in the Division 1 sectional hosted by Neenah. Other schools in that sectional include Appleton East,  Appleton North, Appleton West/Kimberly, Bay Port, Chilton/Brillion/Kaukauna/Valders,  De Pere/West De Pere, Fond du Lac,  Green Bay Southwest/East/Preble/West, Manitowoc Lincoln,  Neenah,  Oshkosh North/Lourdes Academy,  Oshkosh West, and Pulaski.

Luxemburg-Casco cuts Friday short for state volleyball

Students and staff at Luxemburg-Casco School District will not have to worry about cutting class to make it to the Resch Center on Friday.

 

In a message written by superintendent Glenn Schlender, classes will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. so students and staff wishing to attend the state semifinal match against Wisconsin Lutheran on Friday, slated to begin at 2 p.m. Schlender cited the high number of staff members affiliated with the team as well as the school's proximity to the Resch Center, located about a half-hour away in Ashwaubenon, as reasons for the early dismissal.

 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the high school office Tuesday through Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the extra incentive of $1,000 going to the school that sells the most before the doors open at the Resch Center. The matches will also be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK beginning with the pregame show approximately a half-hour before the scheduled first serve.

 

 

Bucks dominate Timberwolves

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted his seventh double-double in the Milwaukee Bucks' 134-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night.

 

The reigning MVP scored 34 points while grabbing 15 rebounds after both teams had to wait for close to an hour for the game to start due to crooked baskets. The Bucks were able to stretch their seven-point halftime lead after the break, outscoring the Timberwolves by 21 points in the final two quarters. Khris Middleton (26) and Eric Bledsoe also scored over 20 points in the contest. The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns after he got into a fight last week in Philadelphia. Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 25 points for the Timberwolves in the loss.

 

The Bucks return to action on Wednesday when they face the Clippers in Los Angeles for a 9 p.m. start.

Brewers look to add more postseason hardware

The playoff run may have ended early but the Milwaukee Brewers are still raking in the hardware in the postseason with still more to be had.

 

Christian Yelich is a finalist for the Most Valuable Player award alongside the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger and the Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon. The news comes less than a week after Lorenzo Cain captured a Gold Glove Award for his stellar play in centerfield and Josh Hader captured top National League reliever honors.

Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams begin Wednesday

The road to an NCAA Tournament bid begins Wednesday for both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams.

 

The men's team will face Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana in a homecoming game of sorts for Phoenix head coach Linc Darner. The fifth-year head coach played at Purdue for four years and finished his time as a Boilermaker as a student assistant. The Phoenix are looking to build on last year's CIT runner-up performance.

 

The women's team hope to get back to the top of the Horizon League after missing out on its first title of any kind in 20 years. Its first contest of the year will be at Central Michigan University.

 

Both games begin at 6 p.m.

Gibraltar proud of season's accomplishments

Gibraltar head football coach Mike Peck is not quite ready to look ahead to 2020.

 

The Vikings saw their season end last Friday night almost the same way it did in 2018: a lopsided 61-25 loss to eight-man football powerhouse Newman Catholic. The loss does not take away what the team was able to accomplish in 2019, which included its first football conference championship in 45 years and the school's first playoff win. Peck says watch the film over again as he prepares for the team's annual football banquet with fond memories of being at least one game better than they were last year.

 

 

The team will graduate only four seniors from this year's team: Connor Duffy, Brandon Stillman, Paul Hartmann, and Dominic Krauel. 

 

 

Wrestlers get fall tune-up

The season does not officially start for another month, but some Door County wrestlers got some quality mat time Sunday in Two Rivers.

 

Grant Englebert, a 2019 state place winner for Southern Door, took first in the 160 lb high school weight class at the X-Elite Fall Kickoff tournament. Southern Door had three wrestlers in the 132-pound weight class, with Kyle Conard besting teammate Griffin Slezewski with a third period pin to take third place. Dylan Wessel took sixth in the weight class. Lance Veeser took third in the 92 lb elementary school bracket.

 

Photo courtesy of Southern Door Wrestling Club Facebook Page

 

 

Wrestling under the X-Factor Elite Banner, Julia Gregory took 2nd in the middle school 125-145 weight class. 

 

For Sturgeon Bay, Harlee Mendoza, Tiani Lemieux, and Gabriel Hankins all took third in their respective brackets.

 

X-ELITE FALL KICK-OFF Results for Sturgeon Bay

Elementary Div 2 (Gr 3-5) 70

Gabriel Hankins's place is 3rd and has scored 9.0 team points.

Round 1 - Gabriel Hankins (Sturgeon bay) won by decision over Riley Hanrahan (LAW) (Dec 5-1)

Round 2 - Aj Woerpel (X-Factor Elite) won by decision over Gabriel Hankins (Sturgeon bay) (Dec 7-0)

Round 3 - Gabriel Hankins (Sturgeon bay) received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match - Gabriel Hankins (Sturgeon bay) won by decision over Broden Butzke (Neenah Rockets) (Dec 13-9)

MS (Gr 6-8) 97

Harlee Mendoza's place is 3rd and has scored 0.0 team points.

Round 2 - Max Butler (Toss Em Up) won by fall over Harlee Mendoza (Sturgeon bay) (Fall 0:33)

Round 3 - Connor Crawford (KWA BULLDOGS) won by fall over Harlee Mendoza (Sturgeon bay) (Fall 0:46)

Girls FS GR 6-8 125-145

Tiani Lemieux's place is 3rd and has scored 0.0 team points.

Round 1 - Koressa Allgeyer (X-Factor Elite) won by fall over Tiani Lemieux (Sturgeon bay) (Fall 1:52)

Round 2 - Julia Gregory (X-Factor Elite) won by fall over Tiani Lemieux (Sturgeon bay) (Fall 0:44)

 

X-ELITE FALL KICK-OFF Results for Southern Door

Elementary Div 2 (Gr 3-5) 92

Lance Veeser's place is 3rd and has scored 13.0 team points.

Round 1 - Lance Veeser (Southern Door) received a bye () (Bye)

Round 2 - Lance Veeser (Southern Door) won by fall over Jacob Lootans Jr. (Crass trained: weigh in club) (Fall 0:36)

Round 3 - Owen Schacht (X-Factor Elite) won by fall over Lance Veeser (Southern Door) (Fall 1:50)

3rd Place Match - Lance Veeser (Southern Door) won by fall over Gauge Schaus (X-Factor Elite/Two Rivers) (Fall 5:37)

HS (Gr 9-12) 132

Dylan Wessel's place is 6th and has scored 5.0 team points.

Round 1 - Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) won by fall over Zac Wotruba (Askren Wrestling Academy) (Fall 2:59)

Round 2 - Gabriel Ragsdale (Two Rivers High School Wrestli) won by decision over Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) (Dec 11-9)

Round 3 - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) won by tech fall over Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) (TF 17-1)

5th Place Match - Luke Trepanier (Menasha-Fox Valley Elite) won by fall over Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) (Fall 1:05)

HS (Gr 9-12) 132

Griffin Slezewski's place is 4th and has scored 10.5 team points.

Round 1 - Gabriel Ragsdale (Two Rivers High School Wrestli) won by fall over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) (Fall 2:34)

Round 2 - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) won by fall over Zac Wotruba (Askren Wrestling Academy) (Fall 1:37)

Round 3 - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) won by tech fall over Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) (TF 17-1)

3rd Place Match - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) won by fall over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) (Fall 5:40)

HS (Gr 9-12) 132

Kyle Conard's place is 3rd and has scored 12.5 team points.

Round 1 - Evan Brauer (Martinez Fox Valley Elite) won by tech fall over Kyle Conard (Southern Door) (TF 17-1)

Round 2 - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) won by tech fall over Luke Trepanier (Menasha-Fox Valley Elite) (TF 15-0)

Round 3 - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) won by fall over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) (Fall 5:40)

HS (Gr 9-12) 160

Grant Englebert's place is 1st and has scored 7.0 team points.

Round 1 - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) won by decision over Hunter Mashl (X-Factor Elite) (Dec 7-4)

Round 3 - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) won by fall over Ronald Mason (Waupaca) (Fall 3:17)

Girls FS GR 6-8 125-145

 

 

Julia Gregory's place is 2nd and has scored 4.0 team points.

Round 2 - Julia Gregory (X-Factor Elite) won by fall over Tiani Lemieux (Sturgeon bay) (Fall 0:44)

Round 3 - Koressa Allgeyer (X-Factor Elite) won by tech fall over Julia Gregory (X-Factor Elite) (TF 12-2)

Packers streak snapped against Chargers

The Green Bay Packers' defense and offense never got rhythm despite playing in front of a virtual home crowd Sunday afternoon in its 26-11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

 

The Packers' "bend but don't break" defense simply bent too much, giving up over 440 yards but was able to force the Chargers to kick field goals early. The Packers did not even get close enough to score until the closing moments of the third quarter when Mason Crosby drilled a 45-yard field goal. Former Badger Melvin Gordon scored a pair of touchdowns, including a one-yard score in the fourth quarter to put the game on ice. Aaron Rodgers was able to find Jamal Williams from 10 yards out in the fourth quarter for the Packers' only touchdown.

 

The Packers return home next Sunday to face the Carolina Panthers.

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball gets state pairing

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team knows its opponent when it opens the WIAA State Tournament at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Friday.

 

The WIAA announced Sunday the Division 2 state volleyball field, which places the Spartans playing against Wisconsin Lutheran in the semifinal round at 2 p.m. on Friday. The winner of that match would play the winner of McFarland and Bloomer at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 

This is the second time Luxemburg-Casco has advanced to the state tournament in three years, defeating Merill before falling to Lakeside Lutheran in 2017.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco volleyball

 

 

 

 

Sturgeon Bay will play Northland Pines

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team now knows who they will play in the state tournament on Thursday. Northland Pines from Eagle River is the three-seed after the final four teams were reseeded on Sunday. The Clippers are the two-seed and those two teams will battle at 1:30 PM on Thursday in Milwaukee at Uihlein Soccer Park for a chance to play in the Division 4 State Championship Game on Saturday. Sturgeon Bay won a thrilling overtime game over Oostburg on Thursday while the Eagles of Northland Pines had a much easier time with Columbus Catholic winning 8-2. Whoever wins will take on the winner of 1-seed The Prairie School and 4-seed Lake Mills.

 

Sturgeon Bay v. Northland Pines will be broadcasted on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com with the pregame beginning at 1 PM.

Packers head to west coast

The Green Bay Packers will go for their fifth win in a row in the late afternoon on Sunday. They will make a trip to the west coast to take on the Los Angeles Chargers who is coming off a thrilling 17-16 over the Bears last week. Since losing at home to the Eagles on a Thursday night on September 26th, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense has gotten hot and has pulled off four straight victories including last week's 31-24 win on Sunday night against a Pat Mahomes-less Kansas City Chiefs team.

 

The Packers and Chargers will kick off at 3:25.

Bucks get a little revenge on Raptors

The Bucks got a little revenge on the Toronto Raptors Saturday night defeating them 115-105 behind a huge game from Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the last matchup between the two teams, the Raptors clinched a spot in the NBA Finals by beating the Bucks in Toronto 100-94.

 

This year's Raptors team does not have Kawai Leonard and the Bucks took advantage on Saturday night. The "Greek Freak" put on a show in front of the home fans. Giannis poured in 36 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, dished out 8 assists and blocked four shots. Milwaukee got off to a great start as they led 36-17 after the first quarter. The Raptors' Kyle Lowry tied Giannis with a game-high 36 points in the loss.

 

Milwaukee will now start a four-game road trip and play seven of their next eight on the road. That trip will start in Minnesota on Monday for a 7 PM tip-off.

Stenzel competes at state cross country

Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel was the only local runner participating in the state cross country meet on Saturday at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Stenzel put up a very good showing placing 53rd out of 149 runners in Division 3 with a time of 21:07.1. The star Sevastopol runner will be back running next year and will hope to make a return trip to state as Stenzel is just a junior.

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball headed to state

Luxemburg-Casco rallied after losing the first set to beat Xavier in the sectional final at Little Chute on Saturday night. The Spartans then took the next 3 sets and will play in the state semi-finals on Friday. Bekah Day had 47 assists and 9 digs. Grace Holschuh led the team in kills with 18 and blocks with 4. Hannah Derenne added 16 Kills and 16 digs and Kenzie Hanson Kenzie contributed Hanson-11 Kills and 14 digs. Alli Routhieaux had a nice match with 15 digs. Luxemburg-Casco Head Coach said, "Xavier did a great job of putting pressure on us early in game 1, but I thought we started to settle in late in game 1 and carried it into the next 3 games.  Proud of the way our girls didn’t panic and went back to playing the way we wanted.  We did a great job of spreading the ball around.  So proud of our girls and excited for them."

 

Luxemburg-Casco will now have to wait until Friday to play in the state semi-final game. The Spartans will take on Wisconsin Lutheran at the Resch Center in Green Bay with the match starting at 2 PM.

 

Picture courtesy of Ron LeCloux.

Sturgeon Bay wins sectional in overtime thriller on 103.3 The Clipper

Sturgeon Bay soccer passed their most difficult test of the playoffs so far by beating Oostburg for the sectional championship in Kohler on Saturday afternoon. The Clippers needed overtime to take it 2-1. Owen Stevenson scored both of Sturgeon Bay's goals including the game-winner with just 1:25 left in the second overtime period.

 

Sturgeon Bay controlled play for most of the first half. Stevenson got the Clippers on the board in the 14th minute after a corner kick from CJ Fairchild.

 

It was a different story in the second half. Oostburg showed why they were the number-1 seed in the region and were undefeated until this game. Marco Gonzalez Moreno scored not even two minutes into the second half to tie the game at 1. The Flying Dutchmen kept the pressure on Sturgeon Bay for much of the rest of the half . They hit the post once and had other good opportunities for goals that they just couldn't put past Clipper keeper Joe Wind. Sturgeon Bay also missed some opportunites as well in the second half.

 

In overtime both teams squandered chances early and Ben DeNamur deflected a shot on the goalline to preserve the tie. Gonzalez Moreno hit the crossbar on another shot attempt. Spencer Hubbard's shot early in the first overtime period went just wide of the net for Sturgeon Bay. In the 109th minute Eli Dietzel set up Stevenson for the goal past Oostburg  keeper Braden Van Ginkel for the deciding goal.

 

Sturgeon Bay will advance to the state semi-final for the third year in a row and the 8th time in 10 years. The Clippers will play on Thursday in Milwaukee. They will play either at 11 AM or 1:30 PM depending on the seeding of the final four teams. The game will be broadcasted on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com with the pregame starting a half-hour before the game begins.

Olivia Stenzel races state meet

Sevastopol High School cross country member Olivia Stenzel is the only area runner competing at Saturday's state meet. The race will take place at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. The girls Division 3 race has a tentative start time of 1:20 PM. Stenzel is returning to the state meet after a 20th-place finish in 2018. She ran the course in 20:16 then.


Stenzel's been steadily improving this season. Her best run was last Saturday at sectionals, breaking the 20-minute barrier. To nab a top-10 finish, Stenzel will need to find a way to get from last week's 19:54 to around 19:30. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-30's with the possibility of snow flakes in the air.

 

 

Bucks thump Orlando Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks knew what to do with a big halftime lead on Friday night. Unlike Wednesday, Milwaukee continued to extend its advantage until the final whistle to run away from Orlando, 123-91. The Magic entered the game with the worst scoring offense in the NBA and that trend continued through last night's contest. On the flip side, Orlando boasted a lock down defense but the Bucks' offensive prowess got the best of that matchup.


Milwaukee had a balanced attack. Five players scored in double digits led by Giannis Antetokounmpo's 29 points and 14 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe had 18 points. Khris Middleton chipped in 16, Donte DiVincenzo 14, and Esan Ilyasova 10. Milwaukee shot over 50% from the field.

Gibraltar can't catch Newman Catholic on 105.1 The Viking

Newman Catholic's firepower proved to be too much for Gibraltar as they fell 61-25 in the second round of the WIAA Eight-Man Playoffs Friday night on 105.1 The Viking. 

 

The Cardinals once again got off to a fast start, going up 21-0 in the first quarter thanks to two touchdown passes from Ben Bates and a rushing score by freshman Thomas Bates. Alex Laughlin would get the Vikings on the scoreboard in the second quarter from over 20 yards out to make it 21-6, but the freshman Bates would score three unanswered touchdowns to put the game even further out of reach. Laughlin would score again on the ground before Ben Bates capped off the final drive of the half with a nine-yard quarterback keeper. Laughlin would add two touchdowns in the third quarter including a 60-yard rushing score to open the second half, only to be matched by Newman Catholic each time.

 

Despite the final result, the Vikings still finished one game better than last year with an overall record of 8-3 while collecting its first-ever playoff win against Suring last week and its first conference championship in 45 years.

Kewaunee falls to Chilton 41-26 on WBDK

The Kewaunee Storm’s season came to end on a bitterly cold Friday evening as the Chilton Tigers pulled away late to come away with a 41-26 victory in Kewaunee. 

 

The Division 5 Level 2 playoff game started out very similar to last week for the Storm as they fell behind early 13-0.  Chilton’s star running back Gavin Lisowe scored on long runs of 80 and 97 yards as the Tigers took a 19-13 in the first half before the Storm scored on a Ryan Carmichael 1 yard run to recapture the lead 20-19 at the intermission.

 

The Storm suffered a setback when running back Owen Kudick left the game late in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder injury and did not return. 

 

The third quarter is when the turning point occurred.  Kewaunee took over after a fumble at the Tiger 15 yard line but was stopped on a fourth and one at the five.  Chilton then went on a long 95-yard drive to score on the final play of the third quarter to take a 27-20 lead into the fourth quarter. 

 

The Tigers kept the momentum going by scoring twice more to take a commanding 41-20 lead with just 5:34 left in the game.  Kewaunee managed to score on a 1-yard pass from Carmichael to Max Hanrahan but it was not enough at Chilton (9-2) will now advance to take on #1 seed Amherst next Friday in a level 3 playoff in Amherst.  Kewaunee (9-2) finishes a successful season having claimed the MONLP Conference championship with a 5-0 record.  

Sturgeon Bay soccer plays for sectional championship on 103.3 The Clipper

Sturgeon Bay soccer is looking to make its third straight trip down to Milwaukee when they play Oostburg for a sectional championship on Saturday. The game features the top two teams in the region. Sturgeon Bay has been dominant in the playoffs so far outscoring Howards Grove, Omro and Lourdes/Valley Christian by a combined score of 22-2. The Clippers are coming off an 8-2 win at home over Lourdes/Valley Christian.

 

Oostburg has not lost a game this season and has one tie. The Flying Dutchmen beat Kohler in the sectional semi-final on Thursday 4-1. Oostburg had one close call in the playoffs. They needed overtime in the regional final to beat 9-seed Saint Lawrence Seminary 1-0. 

 

Whoever wins this game will earn a trip to Milwaukee for the state semi-final on Thursday. You can hear the broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com with the pregame show beginning at 12:30 PM.

Bucks east coast swing continues

Milwaukee's road trip takes them from New England down the Atlantic seaboard to Orlando. Both teams are 2-2 on the season with Milwaukee losing its last game at Boston in front of a national tv audience. Milwaukee had a 16-point lead at halftime in Beantown but could not hold it. The Celtics scored 74 points in the second half to win 116-105.


Milwaukee is fourth in the league in points scored early this season but they are also in the bottom ten in points allowed. Until the defense tightens up, the team will struggle to make a run at 60 wins again like last season. Orlando is a great opponent to fix defensive problems as they come into the contest last in the NBA in scoring offense.

Gibraltar battles Newman Catholic on 105.1 The Viking

The Gibraltar Vikings look to do something only the 2018 Sevastopol Pioneers have been able to do when they face Newman Catholic on Friday night in the second round of the eight-man football playoffs.

 

The Vikings are coming off their first playoff win in school history, dispatching Suring in a thrilling 30-28 victory while the Fighting Cardinals breezed past Marion/Tigerton 56-14 in its opening round matchup. The Fighting Cardinals are 31-1 in its eight-man football history, including last year's 61-46 win over the Vikings in the opening round of the inaugural eight-man playoffs. 

 

Both teams are proficient in their passing with the Fighting Cardinals and the Vikings both in the top 10 in passing yards, touchdowns, and yards per game. Unlike other pass-first teams in eight-man football, the Vikings will have to figure out how to stop a Fighting Cardinals rushing attack that is also ranked top 10 in the state.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The Viking from Stiehm Stadium in Weston, Wis. beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. The game can also be heard streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com, and the DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app.

Volleyball Recap - L-C advances, Gibraltar falls

For the second straight year, Luxemburg-Casco volleyball has defeated Notre Dame in the sectional semi-finals. It was the same score as last year with L-C taking the match 3-2.

 

Gibraltar High School's volleyball team could not overcome being down two sets against NEW Lutheran. A successful Viking season on the court has ended.

 

Follow the links to full recaps at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

 

Kewaunee Storm take on Chilton in Level 2 playoff on WBDK

The Kewaunee Storm will host the Chilton Tigers in a Division 5 Level 2 playoff game Friday night.  The # 2 seed Kewaunee (9-1) is coming off a thrilling 36-35 victory over  # 7 Omro last week while # 3 Chilton (8-2) defeated #6 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 27-14 at home.  Pregame is set for 6:30 pm and kick off at 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  The game will also be streamed live on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.     

 

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