Sports Archives for 2020-01

Winter weather changes Saturday schedule

Several sports have seen events canceled or have start times adjusted Saturday due to the winter storm that has taken aim at central and northeast Wisconsin. Kewaunee High School wrestling will not be participating in Stevens Point. That invitational was set to have teams from as far away as Chetek and Fond du Lac compete. Luxemburg-Casco has canceled all district activities including the second session of the winter volleyball youth clinic originally set for Saturday morning.

At roughly 10 AM, Sturgeon Bay High School Athletic Director Todd Meikle announced that both the girls and boys basketball games for Saturday were postponed. They will be rescheduled although no make-up date has been announced.


Kewaunee boys drown out Sevastopol

The Kewaunee High School boys basketball team blanketed Sevastopol’s offense like a summer thunderstorm. The Pioneers could never get into a rhythm attacking the basket in an 83-48 loss. 

Kewaunee improves to 9-2 overall with their two losses being by less than five points to nonconference opponents. Kewaunee was lucky to catch Sturgeon Bay early in the season before the Clippers gelled into the championship threat that has been on display the past three weeks or so. The other challenger in the Packerland to hand Kewaunee a defeat is Southern Door. Kewaunee travels to the Eagles and Sturgeon Bay this week in consecutive games. If the Storm can pass that herculean test, a nonconference game against Shiocton and a return engagement with Southern Door on the final night of the regular season are the last challenges remaining this year

Sevastopol travels to Green Bay for a 5:30 start against the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home Schoolers. The game takes place at Holy Family School located at the intersection of Fisk Street and 9th Street. 


Southern Door boys fly past Gibraltar

The Southern Door High School boys basketball team took flight against Gibraltar Friday night in Fish Creek, 71-48. Ryan Claflin put up video game numbers. Number one in powder blue had 29 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. The secondary statistics were even better. Claflin was 12-16 from the floor, 75 percent. Luke Steebs was the leading scorer for Gibraltar with 11.

Tuesday night will see first place in the Packerland on the line as undefeated Kewaunee travels to Brussels against Southern Door (6-1). Gibraltar visits Sturgeon Bay.


Smooth sailing Friday for Clipper boys

The Sturgeon Bay High School boys basketball team put up a season-high 88 points Friday at Algoma in an easy victory. Four Clipper players scored at least 15 making the game Sturgeon Bay’s most balanced effort of the 2019-2020 campaign. Jake Schneider led all scorers with 21 points. Sturgeon Bay connected on 12 three-point attempts. 

Algoma got their first win of the season earlier this week but it was back to business as usual against one of the Packerland’s best teams. Carter Zimmerman led the Wolves with 14 points.

Sturgeon Bay is back on the court tonight in a nonconference matchup against Seymour. The Thunder have roared to an 11-0 start this year. Their average margin of victory in conference games is 30 points. The Thunder routinely put up 80 so Sturgeon Bay will need to limit turnovers, keep Seymour from running in transition, and force them to score out of their half-court offense. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday. 

Algoma matches up with the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home School squad Monday.


Spartans fall to Wrighstown on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball kept the game Friday night with the undefeated Wrightstown Tigers close until the final eight minutes but fell 65-49 in Luxemburg.  The teams played a see-saw affair in the first half with Wrightstown going into halftime with a 29-25 lead. 



The Tigers dominated the offensive boards throughout the game and outscored the Spartans from the free-throw line 19 to three.  Managing to keep the game close, the Spartans actually led in the second half but saw the Tigers turn a 44-42 lead into a 58-42 score with a 14-0 run from the seven-minute mark until late in the game.  Spartan Ryan Robillard left the game with an apparent ankle injury and L-C could not close the gap. 



Logan Doell and Robillard led the Spartans with 13 points each, while Sam Haese paced the Tigers with 14. 


Luxemburg-Casco (4-4, 5-5 overall) will now play Waupaca Tuesday night at home. Wrightstown (8-0, 12-0 overall) stays in first place and remains undefeated in the North Eastern Conference.


  The next Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball game broadcast on WBDK 96.7FM will be next Friday when they play Fox Valley Lutheran.  

Girls' basketball round-up: Storm clips Eagles

Kewaunee remains perfect on the season after beating Southern Door Thursday night 43-29.


Nursing a five-point lead at the break, the Storm outscored the Eagles 23-14 in the final stanza to put the game away. The two top scorers in the Packerland Conference once again led their respective teams with Kewaunee's Mackenzie Tlachac collecting 17 points and Southern Door's Nicole Norton registering nine points of her own.  

Wrestling round-up: Luxemburg-Casco pins their way through Oconto Falls

Luxemburg-Casco got pins in six of its eight wins Thursday night as it beat Oconto Falls 46-25 in Northeastern Conference dual meet action.


Reece Worachek, Joseph Chervenka, Travis LeGrave, Lucas Joniaux, Tristan Thiry, and Issac Blohowiak all got falls on the evening while the Spartans got bonus points from Kyle Kroll (285, major decision). Oconto Falls kept it close by getting pins of their own, collecting three falls on the evening. 


No scores were reported in the other match involving a local team with Kewaunee paying a visit to Oconto.


Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 46.0 Oconto Falls (OCFA) 25.0
170: Clayton Whiting (OCFA) over Collin Schroeder (LUCA) (Fall 1:45) 182: Reece Worachek (LUCA) over Jeremy  Caldwell (OCFA) (Fall 2:45) 195: Joseph Chervenka (LUCA) over Jacob Kaminski (OCFA) (Fall 5:55) 220: Travis LeGrave (LUCA) over Alec Halvorsen (OCFA) (Fall 1:26) 285: Kyle Kroll (LUCA) over Elijah Zielinski (OCFA) (MD 10-0) 106: Easton Worachek (LUCA) over Graeson Pankratz (OCFA) (Dec 12-8) 113: Brendan  Konitzer (OCFA) over Tyler Derenne (LUCA) (Fall 4:32) 120: Hunter Joniaux (LUCA) over Jaden Ganter (OCFA) (Dec 4-0) 126: Luke Trepanier (OCFA) over Luke Shefchik (LUCA) (Dec 6-4) 132: Lucas Joniaux (LUCA) over Anthony Trevor (OCFA) (Fall 0:46) 138: Trevor Schindel (OCFA) over George Herlache (LUCA) (MD 17-3) 145: Tristan Thiry (LUCA) over Weston  Borkovec (OCFA) (Fall 5:08) 152: Isaac Blohowiak (LUCA) over Alex Washbisch (OCFA) (Fall 1:55) 160: Wyatt Borkovec (OCFA) over Ethan Jerabek (LUCA) (Fall 0:57)

Bucks hold on against Celtics

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 128-123 at the Fiserv Forum on Thursday night. A game that featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and did all they could to hold on the rest of the game. 

The Celtics weren’t going to just lay down against the best team in the East. 


Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way by posting 32 points to go along with 17 rebounds. He was only three assists away from a triple-double. Khris Middleton chipped in 23 points of his own. Milwaukee shot 51 percent from the three-point line as a team on the night. 


The Bucks now move to a league-leading 37- 6 on the season. They have a 7.5 game lead over the next best team in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee will now travel to New York where they will take on the Nets Saturday night. Tip-off will be at five from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

Phoenix come back against Golden Grizzlies

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team erased an early 15 point deficit en route to a 73-69 win over Oakland.


It was 19-4 in the opening minutes of the game, but the Phoenix used a 21-6 run to close the gap and be down only 38-35 at the break. The Phoenix locked down on defense in the second half and held the Golden Grizzlies to 32 percent shooting the rest of the way. Three Phoenix players scored in double-figures, including 22 points from freshman phenom Amari Davis. 


The Phoenix men return to action Saturday with a noon game against Detroit while the Phoenix women play tonight against IUPUI.

Spartans clash with undefeated Tigers on WBDK--6pm Gametime

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans look to beat the weather and the undefeated Wrightstown Tigers Friday night in North Eastern Conference basketball.  Due to expected severe weather coming in Friday evening, the game has been moved up to start at 6 pm.  The Spartans snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday by blowing out Denmark 86-67 on the road.  Wrightstown (7-0, 11-0 overall) is coming off an 80-52 drubbing of Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday.  The Tigers are led by Sam Haese who is averaging 16.8 points per game.  Logan Doell is averaging 20 points per game for Luxemburg-Casco (4-3, 5-4 overall).  He is coming off a career-high 33 points in the Denmark game.  The L-C - Wrightstown Pregame show is set for 5:40 pm Friday on WBDK 96.7FM with tip-off scheduled for about 6 pm.  The game will also be live-streamed on


(photo courtesy of Della Otradovec)


In addition to the Luxemburg-Casco/Wrightstown matchup featured on 96.7 WBDK Friday night, three other games with local implications will take place around the area.


With tip-off times expected for 7:30 p.m., Sturgeon Bay travels to Algoma, Gibraltar hosts Southern Door, and Kewaunee plays at home against Sevastopol. Some games in the area have seen their start times moved up due to the winter storm hitting the area at around 6 p.m., so that may also be a possibility for these games as well.

Swimming heads to Two Rivers

Door County United hits the pool for the first of two meets this week when they travel to Two Rivers on Thursday. Plymouth High School will be the third team in the triangular featuring Door County and Two Rivers. First events are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Door County United will swim again Saturday beginning at noon at the Sheboygan South Invitational. 

Wrestling preview: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco hit the road

Two Kewaunee County wrestling teams will hit the road for dual matches Thursday evening.


Kewaunee head to Oconto for a dual beginning at 7 p.m. Many of its wrestlers have not competed since it battled Peshtigo on January 9th. Gina Augustian picked up two wins and Jacob Van Goethem picked up one more at a tournament in Little Chute last weekend. Oconto wrestled five kids at the Manawa Invitational earlier this month with Issac Diaz pinning his way to a championship at 182 pounds. First whistle is slated for 7 p.m.


Luxemburg-Casco travels to Oconto Falls for their dual meet. The Spartans wrestled Marinette in a make-up meet on Tuesday ahead of a break from tournament action for the next few weeks. They are still slated to face stiff competition in that time however with duals scheduled against Wrightstown and Coleman. The two teams start their dual at 6:30 p.m.

Southern Door, Kewaunee girls battle

The Southern Door Eagles and the Kewaunee Storm girls' basketball teams are providing the only local Packerland action this evening.


The Storm comes into the game a perfect 10-0 on the season and 6-0 in conference play after defeating Sevastopol earlier this week 79-30. Mackenzie Tlachac has been a one-girl wrecking crew for the Storm, leading the team in points (22.6 ppg), rebounds (6.2 rpg) and assists (2.5 apg). Her points average puts at the top of Packerland leaderboard.  Playing on the same court as Tlachac is the conference's leading scorer in the conference, Southern Door's Nicole Norton at 17.6 ppg. The Eagles' Jacqlyn Atkins has been helping her out along the ways as she leads the Packerland Conference in assists at over four per contest. Southern Door is coming off a tough 51-48 loss to Gibraltar Tuesday night after holding a 29-14 lead at halftime.


Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. in Kewaunee.



Phoenix finish homestand against Motown teams

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team will finish their five-game homestand with a pair of Motor City matchups beginning Thursday night against Oakland. 


The Phoenix has come up short its last two times out, including a loss to in-state rival Milwaukee last Saturday 87-80. The Golden Grizzlies come into the contest with an identical 7-11 overall record and 2-3 Horizon League mark. They snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-55 win over Cleveland State on Saturday.


Tip-off at the Resch Center is set for 7 p.m.

Spartans dominate on the road 86-67 over Denmark

The Luxemburg-Casco High School boys basketball team has suffered from some close losses in recent weeks so they decided to make Tuesday’s game a no-doubter, winning by 19 at Denmark. L-C improves to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in North Eastern play with the win. That is good for a three-way tie for third place in the conference.


Luxemburg-Casco’s next game is Friday night when they host Wrightstown. The Tigers are undefeated in the conference. The game begins at 7 PM and will be aired on 96.7 WBDK and streamed online.


Photo courtesy of Della Otradovec

Bucks handle Knicks at home

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 128-102 at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. It was a jam-packed night in Milwaukee as President Trump was holding a rally two doors down. The Bucks got out to an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back.  


Even though the Bucks held a 25 point lead at halftime, Giannis Antetokounmpo kept his team focused to put the finishing touches on the lowly Knicks team. He led the way with 37 points in only 22 minutes. Just about as efficient as one can get on the night. Khris Middleton chipped in 17 of his own in similar minutes.  


Giannis made it clear after the game that it’s important for them to keep playing their game in blowouts. “I’m just trying to be aggressive and make plays,” Antetokounmpo said. “When you come out with the mindset to make the lead go to 20 or 30 or 40, that’s when you mess up the lead.” 


The Bucks now move to 36-6 on the season with a comfy seven-game cushion on the rest of the conference. The Boston Celtics will come to town on Thursday for a matchup. That contest will tip-off at seven from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. 

Southern Door drops dual to Two Rivers on 104.1 WRLU

Southern Door battled but came up short in Two Rivers Tuesday, losing its wrestling dual 45-27 on 104.1 WRLU.


Raiders' 195-pound wrestler Anderson Kopidlansky won the first contested match of the evening, winning by technical fall over Riley Phillips 16-1. After Southern Door got their first points via a forfeit, Blake Jensen was pinned by Connor Sanford at 285 pounds. Alec Guilette got the first contested win for the Eagles with an 11-4 decision over Isaiah Massman at 113 pounds. The Raiders would score points in six of the final weight classes, highlighted by two-time defending state champion Matty Bianchi capturing an 8-2 decision over Grant Englebert in a battle of two of the best wrestlers in the state. Griffin Slezewski and Brady Tooley got the other two wins for the Eagles, each registering pins at 132 pounds and 170 pounds respectively.


The Eagles will have one of their longest breaks of the season before they wrestle again next Thursday night against Oconto and Peshtigo at Sturgeon Bay High School.

Boys' basketball game: Kewaunee, Algoma play non-conference games

Luxemburg-Casco faces a familiar foe while Algoma and Kewaunee face non-Packerland teams in Tuesday boys' basketball action.


The Spartans travel to Denmark for a 7:00 p.m. After a tough 54-51 loss to Freedom last week, the Spartans hope to add another game between them in the Vikings in the Northeastern Conference standings.


The Storm gets to stay at home to face Brillion. Non-conference games have served up the only blemishes on the Storm's schedule this season, which has them currently 7-2 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Packerland. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.


The Wolves will get to make the long road trip to Gresham this evening for their game. They are still looking for their first win of the season after falling in their last game to Southern Door 71-45. Their tip off is also 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling preview: Southern Door travels to Two Rivers on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles wrestling teams will hit the road for a dual meet for the first time since December when it travels to face Two Rivers on 104.1 WRLU.


The Eagles went 2-3 at a quintuple dual hosted by Stratford in December before going 2-1 in recent weeks at home, including last Thursday's win over Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. Grant Englebert and Griffin Slezewski continue their strong starts to the season including being the top place winners for the team at last weekend's Cutler Classic in New London. Two Rivers are coming off a week layoff after topping New Holstein last Tuesday. The Purple Raiders are of course led by Matty Bianchi, who won his second straight state title last season after playing spoiler for Luxemburg-Casco's Bryce Bosman's perfect career in WIAA state matches. Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6 p.m. with the pre-match show followed by first whistle at 6:30 p.m.


Other wrestling action tonight includes Luxemburg-Casco traveling to Marinette to face the Marines in their rescheduled meet from December. That meet also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Girls' basketball preview: Packerland slate packed

With Luxemburg-Casco taking the night off after a big win Monday night, Tuesday features three cross-peninsula matchups for Packerland girls' basketball action.


Tuesday's slate includes Sevastopol hosting Kewaunee, Gibraltar traveling to Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay playing at home against Algoma. All the games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Bucks host Knicks Tuesday

With President Donald Trump just a block away at a rally, the Milwaukee Bucks hope they can continue their winning ways Tuesday when they host the New York Knicks.


The Bucks are on a three-game winning streak after dropping the first of their four-game western road swing at San Antonio. The Knicks had been streaking in the opposite direction before it beat the Miami Heat 124-121 to snap a five-game skid.  Giannis Antetokounmpo hopes his injury issues are behind him after nursing a sore back during the road trip. He scored 32 points his last time out.


Tip time is 7 p.m., which is also when President Trump's rally at the neighboring UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is also set to begin. Visitors to both events are being asked to arrive early because of tighter security in the area.



Lady Spartans outgun Marinette 84-71 on WBDK

In a high-scoring affair Monday night the Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team held on to defeat the Marinette Marines 84-71 in a North Eastern Conference game In Luxemburg. 



The Spartans were able to hit three-point shots and take advantage of extra chances under the hoop in the first half to claim a 46-38 lead at intermission. 



Building a double-digit lead in the second half, the Spartans withstood a run by Marinette in which the Marines closed the lead to a single point.  Clutch baskets and free throws in the final four minutes salted the game away for Luxemburg-Casco as Lauren Adams scored a team-high 25 points, including 16 in the first half.  Cassie Flynn added 16 points while Heather Dart contributed 14 and Taylor Thiry knocked down 13 more to lead a balanced attack for the Spartans. 



L-C needed a big offensive night to counter Marinette’s Katelyn Kitzinger who had a career night scoring 35 points for the Marines. 



Luxemburg-Casco (3-5, 3-7 overall) will now host Oconto Falls Thursday before playing their third straight home game next Monday against Denmark in a game that will be broadcast on 96.7FM  WBDK and streamed on  



(Photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

SD middle school wrestlers win tourney

Saturday our Middle School Eagles Wrestling Team competed at the Ashwaubenon Duals in the Jungle Invite. The format changed this year from team duals to individual 8-man round robin. As a team we took 1st place out of 8 teams. We went 59-27 in contested matches. In individual action our lowest place was 5th with 7 wrestlers leading the way with 1st place finishes: Tucker Cornette, Gavin Geisel, Mason Motquin, Alex Buhr, Trevor Englebert, Wyatt Wilke, Hayden Jeanquart. This is always one of our toughest team events of the season.

Our goal going into Ashwaubenon was to get everyone matches, be competitive in every match and correct a few things we worked on in practice from the week before at Denmark Duals. We did all that and more!!!!

Coming up next is a dual at Two Rivers on Tuesday.


Post with picture courtesy of the Southern Door Wrestling Club Facebook page



Sturgeon Bay/Seymour game moved

A game postponement is making for a non-existent boys' basketball slate on Monday.


Sturgeon Bay was originally scheduled to play Seymour at home Monday night. That game has now been moved to Saturday for a 6 p.m. It joins Sevastopol on the Saturday boys' basketball slate with the Pioneers facing NEWCHAA on the road for a 6:30 p.m. tilt. Three boys' basketball games are on the docket for tomorrow including Luxemburg-Casco traveling to Denmark, Kewaunee hosting Brillion and Algoma hitting the road to face Gresham.

Packers survive Seahawks

The Green Bay Packers staved off a strong second-half push by Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, winning the game 28-25 at Lambeau Field.


The Packers got off to a fast start with Aaron Rodgers finding Davante Adams open for a 20-yard score on their opening drive. After the Seahawks got on the board with a field goal, the Packers pushed across the endzone twice in the second quarter thanks to the legs of Aaron Jones. The two teams would trade scores in the third quarter with Rodgers finding Adams again from 40 yards out after the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch got his first of two touchdowns to open the second half. The Seahawks would score two more touchdowns to bring the game to within three with just a few minutes left. After the Seahawks punted the ball, the Packers were able to drain down the clock with a completion to Jimmy Graham the game clincher.


The Packers will head to San Francisco to play another 5:40 p.m. Sunday game with a chance to go to the Super Bowl on the line.

Door County United swims again Thursday

The Door County United swim team will hop back in the pool twice this week for meets.


The co-op team made up of swimmers from all four Door County mainland schools will head to Two Rivers for a triangular meet on Thursday before heading to Sheboygan South for an invitational on Saturday. The team will get a break after swimming in three meets in eight days with no meets scheduled until January 30th after this weekend.

Lady Spartans host Marinette on WBDK Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls basketball team will play host to the Marinette Marines on Monday night in a North Eastern Conference game.  The Spartans (2-5,2-8 overall) are coming off a 69-36 loss to first place and undefeated Freedom last Tuesday.  Marinette (2-5, 3-5 overall) lost to Clintonville 61-45 last Tuesday.  The game will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM and streamed on  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame show scheduled for 7 pm and tip-off set for 7:15 pm. 

Wrestling round-up: L-C wins Port Washington Invitational

Luxemburg-Casco had three wrestlers with perfect 3-0 days as they captured the Port Washington Invitational to lead area wrestling action on Saturday. Luke Shefchik, Reece Worachek, and Kyle Kroll each went undefeated on the day to capture 1st place finishes. Lucas Joniaux took second.


Southern Door took eighth and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol took 15th in the Cutler Classic held at New London High School. Alec Guilette, Griffin Slezewski, Grant Englebert, Drew DeFere, Riley Phillips, and Brodie Overbeck all placed in the top eight at the tournament, with Englebert finishing as the top finisher for Southern Door at second place. Ben Denamur took seventh and Nick West took sixth to lead Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol.




Boys' basketball round-up: Pollman eclipses 1,000 points

Southern Door was able to get back on track with a win and Sevastopol's Robby Pollman got just a notch above 1,000 points in his career to lead the area's Saturday basketball slate.


Pollman scored 18 points to end the night officially with 1,001 points in his career, the first in Sevastopol history. That was enough to lead the Pioneers to victory as Sam Lindenberg scored 21 points and Luke Steebs added 18 in Gibraltar's 79-63 win over their county rivals.


The Eagles soared to victory after losing to Sturgeon Bay earlier in the week, beating Algoma 71-45. Alex Daoust scored a game high 22 points in the win.


Ryan Carmicheal scored 19 points and Tanor Bortolini had a double-double in Kewaunee's 67-52 win over Peshtigo. 

Door County United takes sixth

The Door County United swim team hit the pool for a Saturday swim meet.


The 200 yard medley team featuring Jacob North, Brock Aune, Connor Thompson, and Ethan Almstadt took second with a time of 1:46. The 200 butterfly team with Luke Bousley, Brock Aune, James Bollock, and Connor Thompson took third place. The 400IM featuring Luke Bousley, Drew Rass, Ethan Almstadt, and James Pollock took second with a time of 4:14 while the 200 breastroke team of Brock Aune, Connor Thompson, Jacob North, and Drew Rass took first with a time of 2:01. Door County also took third in the 400 meter freestyle relay with Ethan Almstadt, Jesper Johnson, Jacob North, and  Luke Bousely swimming a time of 3:38.


The team finished sixth in the nine team meet with 40 points.

Phoenix men struggle against Panthers, women top Titans

Milwaukee's defense kept the Green Bay Phoenix men in check from behind the arc in their 87-80 loss Saturday night while the women went wire to wire in their 65-48 win.


For the women in Detroit, Saturday afternoon's win took away the sting of falling to Oakland earlier in the week. Karly Murphy scored 16 points and Hailey Oskey chipped in 11 on the day. The Phoenix took control early, jumping out to 23-6 first-quarter lead. The Phoenix dominated in the paint, outscoring the Titans 42-10.


At the Resch Center in Green Bay, the Phoenix men were uncharacteristically quiet from three-point land. They did not hit their first three-point shot until late in the second half and went 4-12 on the evening. The Panthers, on the other hand, hit 11 of their 21 attempts led by Te'jon Lucas' 31 points. Amari Davis scored 28 points and Jayquan McCloud added 23 points in the loss.


Packers look to clinch NFC Championship berth against Seahawks

The Green Bay Packers hope to get revenge on the San Francisco 49ers, but they have to beat the Seattle Seahawks first Sunday evening at Lambeau Field.


Both teams have injury lists a mile long with approximately 70 percent of the Seahawks' rushing yards this season sitting on the bench while a sickness took out many of the Packers players earlier in the week. The two teams have not met in the playoffs since Brandon Bostick muffed an onside kick and the Seahawks capitalized on two consecutive drives to clinch a Super Bowl berth. The Packers had the last playoff laugh at Lambeau though, beating the Seahawks 42-20 in Brett Favre's final playoff win wearing the Green and Gold.


The game begins at 5:40 p.m.

Schedule adjustments for some weekend basketball games

Southern Door High School’s JV and varsity boys basketball games have been bumped up in anticipation of a potential winter storm set to hit late Saturday. The games will now take place in the early afternoon, at 12 PM and 1:30 PM respectively.

Friday’s scheduled varsity girls basketball game featuring Luxemburg-Casco hosting Marinette was postponed until Monday night related to the death of a Marinette student that happened earlier in the week.


Kewaunee blows past Peshtigo

The Kewaunee High School girls basketball team handed Peshtigo their first loss in conference play on Friday night. The Storm enjoyed some home cooking with a 44-28 triumph. Kewaunee and Peshtigo meet again on the other side of Green Bay on February 14th. With Kewaunee’s undefeated start now stretching to near the midpoint of the season, two games against Southern Door and a road trip to Valders of the Eastern Wisconsin Conference are the other games that look like potential trouble spots for the Storm.

Gibraltar breaks losing streak in convincing fashion

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a dominating performance against Sevastopol. The Vikings won 58-34 at their home gym. Sevastopol falls to 0-6 in Packerland Conference play. Gibraltar improved to 2-3, a half game back of fourth place in the standings. Up next for Gibraltar is a trip to Brussels to take on Southern Door Tuesday. Sevastopol hosts undefeated Kewaunee.

Southern Door girls scratch out win

The Southern Door High School girls basketball team improved to 6-3 on the season by scratching out an ugly, low-scoring win against Algoma Friday. The Eagles topped the Wolves 38-34 as they erased a five-point halftime deficit by cranking up the defense. Algoma managed only eight points in the second half. 

With the loss, Algoma falls to 4-7 this season. The next game for both teams will happen Tuesday night. Southern Door hosts Gibraltar and Algoma travels to Sturgeon Bay.


Bucks dethrone Sacramento Friday

The Milwaukee Bucks bested Sacramento late Friday night despite an uncharacteristically off night for Giannis Antetokounmpo. The star has been partially sidelined the last couple weeks with a sore back. He managed only 13 points and 10 rebounds against the Kings. Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Donte DiVincenzo were happy to pick up the slack. All three had at least 18 points on the night as Milwaukee cruised to a 127-106 victory. 

Girls' basketball round-up: Sevastopol wins Thursday, L-C postponed Friday

The lone local game in girls' basketball action was kind to Sevastopol as the Pioneers beat NEWCHAA 53-37.


The game was part of a doubleheader and helped the Pioneers improve 3-6 on the year with a chance to win its first conference game Friday night against Gibraltar at 7:30 p.m.


Other games being played in girls' basketball include Southern Door traveling to Algoma and Kewaunee hosting Peshtigo for 7:30 p.m. tips. Luxemburg-Casco saw their game against Marinette until Monday. That game will still be at Luxemburg-Casco High School and broadcast on 96.7 WBDK.

Boys' basketball round-up: Sevastopol hits century mark

In addition to Luxemburg-Casco's heartbreaking defeat to Freedom on 96.7 WBDK, two other boys' teams hit the hardwood Thursday night.


Robby Pollman continued his mark to 1,000 points as he helped lead Sevastopol past NEWCHAA 100-69.


Gunnar Tebon went 4-5 from behind the arc and scored 22 points in Sturgeon Bay's 54-42 win over Peshtigo.


It was a relatively quiet night otherwise in local boys' basketball action with a close to full slate on the docket for Saturday night.




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Short-handed Phoenix fall at Oakland

Finishing with just four players was just one quick scene of a rough road trip opener for the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team, falling to Oakland 93-88.


Going into Thursday's game with just eight players to begin with, the Phoenix lost sophomore Hailey Oskey late and saw three other players foul out. The Grizzlies were able to take to the Phoenix at the free throw line, hitting 31 of their 34 attempts. Frankie Wurtz tried to will the Phoenix to victory, scoring 25 points while Madison Wolf chipped in another 16 points to go with her 18 rebounds. The Phoenix come back home after their Saturday matinee at Detroit Mercy.

Spartan lose heartbreaker to Freedom on WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys’ basketball could not hold Thursday night at home, as the Freedom Irish prevailed 54-51 in Luxemburg in a game the Spartans led for nearly the entire game. 



The Spartans started fast with an 18-4 lead in the first seven minutes frustrating the cold-shooting Irish early on.  Freedom then went on a 13-0 run to get right back into the game but the Spartans finished out the half scoring the final 11 points to go up 31-20.



The second half was back-and-forth with Freedom staying within striking distance until the final three minutes.  The Irish used a pressing defense to force numerous turnovers and easy baskets to eventually take the lead in the final minute on a steal and layup by Zach Mashlan.  The Spartans had a few opportunities at the end, but Matt Cravillion’s three-pointer bounced off the back of the rim at the buzzer. 



Mashlan, who started slow and still finished with 23 points, scored the final five points for the Irish to seal the victory.  Logan Doell led the Spartans with 20 points and Ryan Robillard added 15 more. 



Luxemburg-Casco (3-3, 4-4 overall) will now travel to Denmark Tuesday to play the Vikings before coming back home next Friday to face the undefeated Wrightstown Tigers on 96.7 FM WBDK.  Freedom improves their record to 5-1 in the North Eastern Conference and 8-1 overall.  


(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)


Wrestling round-up: Southern Door tops Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol on 104.1 WRLU

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol won more matches but it was Southern Door picking up the dual meet win by a score of 54-21 on 104.1 WRLU Thursday night.


Only seven of the 14 weight classes had contested matches with the Clippeneers winning four of them. Nick West pinned Brodie Overbeck in the second period and Wyatt Coburn registered one of his own against Dylan Wessel to break up a string of forfeits given up by Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. The Eagles' Griffin Slezewski and Kyle Conard got pins of their to clinch the win for Southern Door but even up the contested matches at two wins apiece. The most exciting match of the night went down to the wire as Clippeneers senior wrestler David Condra got a two-point reversal as time ran out against Eagles newcomer Jonas Jandrin to secure the victory. The Southern Door's Grant Englebert and  Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Drew Barganz closed out the evening with pins for their respective teams. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol pinned their way through the exhibition matches with Sam Abel picking up two wins while Julia Gregory and Ben Roman each picked up one.


Both teams head to New London for a tournament on Saturday. Southern Door's next dual at Two Rivers will air on 104.1 WRLU Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. with the prematch show followed by the opening whistle at 6:30  p.m.


In other wrestling action, Luxemburg-Casco got past Freedom 45-27 and Kewaunee faced Peshtigo. 



Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestle on 104.1 WRLU

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Southern Door will renew their rivalry on the mat Thursday night when the two teams wrestle on 104.1 WRLU.


There have limited opportunities for the two sides to battle head to head so far this season with the two teams both competing at last month's On The Water Classic in Oshkosh and sharing the gym for double-dual against Bay Port and Gillett-Suring. Despite what the score may dictate, last year's 62-18 Eagles win offered some of the most exciting matches for both teams with two of the four contested matches going down to the wire. Ben Denamur and Nick West have been two of top wrestlers for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol as of late with both getting at least three wins at least week's Manawa Invitational. For Southern Door, Griffin Slezewski and Grant Englebert each took 2nd place in their weight classes at the Rocket Scramble hosted by Cedar Grove-Belgium, but Shaun Tooley also had an impressive 4-1 record at 145 pounds.


Tim Kowols and Greg Letter will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the prematch show and the first whistle at 7 p.m. The match will also stream worldwide at Other wrestling action Thursday includes a rematch of last year's Division 2 sectional championship when Luxemburg-Casco visits Freedom at 6:30 p.m. and Kewaunee travels to Peshtigo for a 7 p.m. first whistle.






Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys host Freedom on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball team play host  to the Feedom Irish Thursday night in a North Eastern Conference matchup.  The Spartans (3-2, 4-3 overall) look to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping a tough 59-51 game to Little Chute on Monday.  Freedom (4-1, 7-1) is on a six-game winning streak, having lost only to Wrightstown in the second game of the season.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK and streamed live on  The Pregame show is set for 7pm with tip off scheduled for 7:15pm.  


(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Sevastopol girls' basketball hosts NEWCHAA

The cancellation of Sturgeon Bay's road trip to Wausaukee leaves the Sevastopol's girls basketball game against Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton as the only Thursday matchup.


The game is make-up from a December 12th doubleheader with the boys' team playing the late game. The Pioneers enter the contest 2-6 overall after losing to Algoma earlier this week 46-37. Zoe Kuehn is leading the Pioneers in all major categories including scoring (13 ppg), rebounding (8.2 rpg) and assists (2.8 apg). Bailey Rikkola has served as worthy sidekick to Kuehn as she is second on the team in those categories. 


The game will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' game at 7:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball preview: Make-up games dot schedule

In addition to the broadcast of Thursday's Luxemburg-Casco/Freedom matchup on 96.7 WBDK, two boys' basketball games from December will be made up.


Sevastopol's December 12th game against Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton will follow the girls' game at 7:30 p.m. in Institute. Sturgeon Bay will make up its December 19th game against Peshtigo at home also at 7:30 p.m. 

Free throws seal Bucks victory

It took Giannis Antetokounmpo nailing down five straight free throws in the closing stages for the Milwaukee Bucks to nail down the 107-98 victory over the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night.


The Bucks struggled from the field all night long, missing 32 of its 41 shots from behind the arc. After being knotted up at 19 to end the first quarter, the Bucks were able to outscore the Warriors 28-20 in the second frame to give them the breathing room needed for the rest of the night. Antetokounmpo was able to still score 30 points and collect 13 rebounds in the Bucks' first visit to the Warriors new home court in San Francisco. Khris Middleton scored 21 points and Eric Bledsoe added 16 points in the victory. 

Sturgeon Bay boys shock Southern Door

The cannons were active on Tuesday as Sturgeon Bay High School boys basketball fired a warning shot across the bow of its Packerland competition. The Clippers surprised Southern Door in overtime 66-59. Don’t look now but Sturgeon Bay is 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference, good enough for second place. Game one is done but the rest of the week doesn’t get much easier for the Clippers. They host Peshtigo on Thursday and play Notre Dame at the Kress Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Saturday. 

Southern Door faces Algoma at home on Saturday in their next matchup.


Kewaunee boys blow out Oconto

The Kewaunee High School boys basketball team became the first Packerland team to get to five conference wins in 2019-2020. The Storm are the only squad with an unblemished record in conference, beating Oconto 70-48 on Tuesday. The Blue Devils fell to 3-3. Kewaunee’s next game is against Peshtigo who squeaked by Gibraltar Tuesday night. Kewaunee has proven itself as one of the conference’s best but Peshtigo remains an unknown commodity. The Bulldogs are 5-2 overall but don’t yet have a signature victory. Their conference wins have been against Sevastopol, Algoma, and Gibraltar who sport a combined 1-14 mark in the Packerland. Saturday afternoon’s matchup is definitely an intriguing one.

Sevastopol boys offense explodes against Algoma

The Sevastopol High School boys basketball team got its second win of the season Tuesday, breezing past Algoma 87-59. Robby Pollman is 20 points closer to 1,000 for his career. He needs just under 40 to hit the mark and should eclipse the milestone by next week. Arthur Hocevar led the team with 21 for the game. Algoma found 24 from Carter Zimmerman and another 14 points from Trevor Nell but they could not keep pace with the Pioneer offense. Algoma is still looking for its first victory.

Sevastopol’s next game is Thursday against NE Wisconsin Christian Home School, a great opportunity to put together the year’s first winning streak. Algoma visits Southern Door Saturday.


Gibraltar boys and girls on court Tuesday

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team dropped its fifth straight contest on Tuesday at Gillett. The Tigers shot over 50 percent from the floor and got solid contributions from three starters to cruise 63-43. Aubrey DeBauch netted 21, Karissa Schaal racked up 19 and Camryn Long added 13 points for Gillett. Gibraltar was paced by Abbigael Sitte with 18 points. Nina Sitte and Sage Krause edged into double figures. Gibraltar attempts to snap its skid on Friday against Sevastopol.

The Gibraltar boys basketball team took a 27-18 lead into halftime at home against Peshtigo but couldn’t hold it. The Bulldogs had bite in the second stanza putting up 34 points and winning 52-50. Brady Ash and Sam Lindenberg each had a dozen for Gibraltar. Cade Tackmier dropped 18 for Peshtigo. The Gibraltar boys are now 1-6 overall. Their next game is Saturday at Sevastopol.


L-C girls submit to Freedom

The Luxemburg-Casco High School girls basketball team faced long odds Tuesday night on the road against the conference leaders. Freedom remained undefeated in North Eastern play, dispatching of the Spartans 69-36. The Irish had 10 scorers in the game compared to six for Luxemburg-Casco. Freedom jumped out to a 42-14 lead at halftime and then began substituting in players so that the second stanza was a relatively even 27-22 affair.

The game’s leading scorer was L-C’s Taylor Thiry with 23. No other Spartan had more than four points. Gabby Johnson had 14 for Freedom. Luxemburg-Casco’s next game is Friday against Marinette. Both teams are 2-5 in the NEC.


Girls' basketball review: Kewaunee, Southern Door, Algoma get victories

A busy Monday gave three local teams victories and Luxemburg-Casco waiting for tonight.


Algoma clawed back from a five-point halftime deficit to beat Sevastopol 46-37.


Ashley Pawlitzsky hit four three-pointers to lead Kewaunee to a 55-26 victory over Oconto


Southern Door topped Sturgeon Bay in its game 60-46. 


You can click on the links for recaps from


In Tuesday night action, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road to the Freedom to battle the Irish at 7 p.m.

Boys' basketball review: L-C loses, four games tonight

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans had three players reach double figures but it was not enough to defeat conference rival Little Chute on Monday night.


Logan Doell led the Spartans with Matt Cravillion and Peyton Mrotek each pitching in 10 points in the 58-51 loss to the Mustangs. Keying the Mustangs win was Tate Huss who scored 20 points in the contest.


Tuesday night is all Packerland Conference action with Algoma hosting Sevastopol, Southern Door hitting the road to face county rival Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee playing at home against Oconto, and Gibraltar staying in Fish Creek to face Peshtigo. All the games are 7:30 p.m. starts.


Spurs' hot shooting sinks Bucks

The San Antonio Spurs sank 19 three-pointers en route to beating the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night 126-104.


Patty Mills hit six three-pointers on his way to a 21 point night. Nine different Spurs players hit three-point shots, include its leading scorer DeMar DeRozan who scored 25 on the evening.  The Bucks themselves hit 15 such shots, but at a much lower percentage (55%-34%). Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks, scoring 24 points and collecting 12 rebounds in the loss. 


The Bucks look to start a new winning streak on Wednesday when they travel to San Francisco to face the Golden State Warriors.

Luxemburg-Casco basketball to air on 96.7FM WBDK

A slate of 10 boys and girls basketball games are scheduled to be broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK this winter.  The five boys and five girls' games will also be streamed on  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will broadcast the games starting this Thursday with the L-C Spartan boys home game against the Freedom Irish.  The first girls' game will be on Friday.  Tune at 7 pm for the pregame show with tip-off scheduled for about 7:15 pm.  The entire schedule of games to be broadcast on 96.7 FM WBDK is listed below.


                                                      BOYS                             TIP OFF  

 THURSDAY  1/9     FREEDOM   (HOME)                           7:15pm

FRIDAY  1/17          WRIGHTSTOWN (HOME)                   7:15pm

 FRIDAY  1/24         FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN (HOME)      7:15pm

 MONDAY 2/10      LITTLE CHUTE (HOME)                        7:15pm

TUESDAY 2/18      DENMARK (HOME)                               7:15pm


                                                       GIRLS                                    TIP OFF 

FRIDAY 1/10        MARINETTE    (HOME)                                 7:15pm

MONDAY 1/20     DENMARK  (HOME)                                     7:15pm

THURSDAY 1/30   FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN  (HOME)             7:15pm

TUESDAY  2/11     FREEDOM   (HOME)                                    7:15pm

MONDAY 2/17    SEYMOUR (HOME)                                        7:15pm

Girls basketball preview: Packerland in action

Two intra-peninsular match-ups highlight the Monday girls' basketball slate.


The all-Packerland Conference schedule of games includes Kewaunee traveling to Oconto, Gibraltar visiting Peshtigo, Southern Door hosting Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol playing at home against Algoma. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.


The Storm is currently tied with the Bulldogs atop the Packerland standings thanks to leading scorer Mackenzie Tlachac's 22.6 points per game. The Vikings' Zoe Kuehn leads the conference in rebounding at 8.2 per game while the Eagles' Jacqlyn Atkins is pacing the Packerland in assists at 4.9 a contest.




Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball gets crack at Little Chute

The Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball team will be the second team from the peninsula in three days to battle the Little Chute Mustangs on Monday night.


The Mustangs struggled to keep up with Southern Door their last time out, losing to the Eagles 66-43. The Spartans hope to rebound after a tough 58-55 loss to Fox Valley Lutheran on Friday night. The Mustangs are just a game behind the Spartans and Freedom for second place in the North Eastern Conference, which is led by Wrightstown at 4-0 in league play. 


The game is at Little Chute and will tip off at 7 p.m.

Southern Door Middle School wrestlers take second

The Southern Door Eagles Middle School Wrestling Team impressed in their first team tournament of the season with a 2nd Place finish at the Denmark Middle School Duals on Sunday.  With a combined match record of 49 wins and 21 losses, they went 3-1 in dual meets.  Great job Eagles!

Southern Door 69 - Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 12
Southern Door 59 - Brillion 18
Southern Door 70 - Denmark 31
Bay Port 81 - Southern Door 48


Several Southern Door youth wrestlers took part in the 21st Annual Denmark Youth Tournament Sunday.  Three of them brought home 1st Place!  Payton Jeanquart, Flynn Jeanquart and Austin Ferron.  Other results were:

2nd Place - Clark LeFevre, Jonah Lefevre 

3rd Place - Colton Valley

4th Place - Franklin Bloniarz, Emma Cornette, Brennan Baun

5th Place - Easton Micolichek, Peter Bloniarz 

Next up is a dual against Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol on Thursday at 4:30 in the Eagle Gym. 



Pictures submitted by Kevin Slezewski



Phoenix remain winless against Jaguars

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team stumbled in the second game of their five-game homestand, losing to the IUPUI Jaguars 93-78 in a Sunday matinee at the Resch Center.


The Jaguars came into the game without a win in the Horizon League and just 4-12 on the season, but snapped out of their struggles against the Phoenix, knocking down 14 three-point shots and nearly shot 50 percent from the field. Guards Jaylen Minnett (31 points) and Marcus Burk (27 points) led the Jaguars in scoring. The Phoenix had four players score in double figures on the afternoon led by PJ Pipes' 18 points in another strong effort coming off the bench. It was the fifth straight loss against the Jaguars against the Phoenix, who have not beaten their Indianapolis rivals since IUPUI joined the Horizon League three years ago. 


The Phoenix continue their five-game homestand Saturday against Milwaukee in a 6 p.m. tilt. 

Packers get divisional playoff opponent

The Green Bay Packers finally know who they will be playing Sunday evening in the NFC Divisional Playoff Round.


An upset victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the New Orleans Saints made the night cap matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks a play-in game for the right to go to Lambeau Field. The Seahawks topped a depleted Eagles team 17-9 on the road. The Packers and the Seahawks will play each Sunday at 5:40 p.m.

Wrestling: Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol middle of the pack

Both Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol finished roughly in the middle of the pack in their respective tournaments on Saturday.


In Cedar Grove-Belgium, the Eagles finished in ninth place in the Rocket Scramble. Griffin Slezewski and Grant Englebert each took 2nd place in their weight class, but Shaun Tooley also had an impressive 4-1 record at 145 pounds.


Click here for full Southern Door results at


The Clippineers finished in eighth place at the Manawa Invitational.  Nick West finished in second place while Wyatt Colburn took third. Ben Denamur, David Condra, and Drew Barganz all had three wins on the day,


Click here for full Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol at


The two teams face each other on Thursday at Southern Door.

Wolves cruise past Red Devils

The Algoma Wolves made the most of their Saturday afternoon in Titletown, defeating Green Bay East 55-32.


The Wolves outscored the Red Devils 33-18 in the opening frame thanks to Sydney Zimmerman and Halle Panger combining to score 21 points. Zimmerman would go on to score 16 points in the contest and Panger's total reached 13. The pair did most of their danger from behind the arc with each knocking down three three-pointers.  The Wolves were also able to get the Red Devils into foul trouble, forcing their Green Bay hosts to commit 22 fouls. Teegan Delarwelle paced the Red Devils in scoring with 16 points.

Eagles soar past Little Chute

In the only local boys basketball action on Saturday, Southern Door flew past Little Chute Saturday night 66-43.


Ryan Claflin scored 26 points and Alex Daoust added another 15 as they staked the Eagles to a 16 point halftime lead against the visiting Mustangs. That was thanks partly to Claflin's ability to hit the three point shot, who hit as many (3) as the rest of the Mustangs. Kade Van Asten paced the Mustangs with 16 points in the defeat. 


Picture from Southern Door School District Facebook Page

Phoenix women top rival, men face IUPUI

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team responded to their loss against Wright State last Monday with a 61-48 win over the Milwaukee Panthers Saturday afternoon.


The Phoenix forced 18 turnovers in the game, scoring 15 points off of them to set the tone early. Meghan Pingel returned to action for the first time in almost a month by knocking down three three-pointers right from the get-go en-route to a 12 point game. Sophomore Hailey Oskey led all scorers with 17 points to lead the Phoenix to its second win in three tries. The Phoenix women will make their swing through Michigan later this week with games against Oakland on Thursday and a Saturday matinee against Detroit Mercy.


Speaking of matinees, the Phoenix men play at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon against IUPUI as they look for their first wins against their visitors from Indianapolis since the Jaguars joined the Horizon League.

Bucks win round one against Spurs

The first in a home-and-home against the San Antonio Spurs went in the Milwaukee Bucks' favor Saturday night at the Fiserv Forum.


In the Bucks' 127-118 win over the  Spurs, they responded to a first-quarter deficit with a 42-35 in the second stanza to take the lead into half time. The Bucks would extend that lead further in the third quarter, outscoring the Spurs 32-25. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 32 points while Khris Middleton (21 pts) and Eric Bledsoe (20) each scored over 20 points in the win. DeMar  DeRozan led the Spurs with 26 points in the loss. The two teams face each other again Monday night at 7;30 p.m.

Girls and boys action for several area schools Friday

Four area high schools had boys and girls basketball games on Friday. Here's a recap of how they fared.


Kewaunee High School saw both teams win. The girls team improves to 7-0 this season.


Luxemburg-Casco High School split, both games decided by a lone bucket.


Sevastopol High School also split with the girls winning by double digits and the boys losing by ten against Sturgeon Bay.


Gibraltar High School had both the girls and boys teams drop games Friday by a lopsided margin.

Southern Door girls falter in second half

The Southern Door High School girls basketball team looked poised for a nonconference upset on Friday night. They led the Sheboygan Falls Falcons 21-16, but the visitors shook off the holiday hangover in a big way in the second half. The Eagles managed only eight points to Sheboygan Falls’ 35 in the last frame. When the dust settled the final score was 51-29. Both varsity teams at Sheboygan Falls are on long winning streaks and both have defeated Southern Door in the past week. The Eagles girls team returns to the court Monday against Sturgeon Bay.

Algoma boys can't collar Peshtigo

The Algoma High School boys basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season after falling at Peshtigo, 57-41, on Friday night. The Wolves had the game’s leading scorer overall in Carter Zimmerman. His 21 points were not enough to offset the balanced attack of the Bulldogs. Luke McMahon dropped in 17 with Seth Davis chipping in 13 and Tanner Marquardt contributed eight points. Algoma’s next game is against Sevastopol. Looking at their schedule, if the Wolves fail to pick up the win against the Pioneers they may be searching for a while. Games against Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay make the middle of January a tough stretch on the calendar.

UWGB men continue to build momentum

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team doesn’t have a flashy overall record at 7-9 but all signs point to a promising Horizon League campaign. The Phoenix kicked off conference play last weekend on the road against two of the league’s expected top finishers in Wright State and Northern Kentucky, which they split. Now Green Bay enjoys home cooking for five games. That started last night with an 85-71 win over Illinois-Chicago. Sunday afternoon they get a lackluster IUPUI squad. The schedule makers have gifted the Phoenix with an opportunity to be challenging for the top of the Horizon League standings through January.

Last night, it was once again freshman Amari Davis leading the way. He collected 21 points and five rebounds. Four other Phoenix players scored in double figures.


Badgers men's basketball team shocks Ohio State

Down goes number five Ohio State! The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team recorded the huge upset in Columbus on Friday night, 61-57. It wasn’t always pretty, especially at the beginning of each half. Wisconsin failed to score in its initial ten possessions of the first half and the seven possessions to start the second half. The Badgers battled to a 29-25 halftime lead and at the end of the game forward Nate Reuvers took over. He had seven points in the final 3:30 to finish off a classic Big Ten slugfest at Value City Arena.

Wisconsin is now 9-5 on the season and they have picked up impressive wins in two of their last three games against Tennessee and the Buckeyes. They are home against Illinois on Wednesday.


Girls basketball preview: Teams end week on busy note

Local girls' basketball teams are delaying their weekend a little bit with games scheduled for Friday evening.


In the Packerland Conference, Sevastopol gets an early 5:30 p.m. date at Tri-County. At 7:15 p.m., Kewaunee travels to Seymour and Gibraltar faces Two Rivers. Southern Door will stay at home to play Sheboygan Falls beginning at 7:30 p.m.


At 7 p.m., Luxemburg-Casco hosts Little Chute in Northeastern Conference play on Alumni Night.

Boys basketball preview: Teams return to action

For the first time since winter break began, almost all local high school boys basketball teams will be in action Friday night.


In Packerland Conference action, Kewaunee travels to NEW Lutheran, Gibraltar makes the trip to Oconto, Algoma battles at Peshtigo, and Sevastopol hosts Sturgeon Bay. All of those games tip off at 7:30 p.m. Southern Door will have to wait one more day for its game when it hosts Little Chute Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.


In Northeastern Conference play, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Appleton for a 7 p.m. tip against Fox Valley Lutheran.

Algoma hosts alumni games

Former Wolves players will lace up their sneakers one more time this weekend in Algoma. 


The 5th Annual Alumni Basketball Game will take place tomorrow at Algoma High School starting at 1:00 p.m. Even though admission is free to the event, the games serve as a fundraiser for the Algoma Athletics Booster Club. Alumni can still sign up to play for a $20 fee. You can click on this link for more information.

Conference games highlight local college basketball slate

College basketball in the state of Wisconsin has entered its next phase with conference games hitting their stride this weekend.


Close to home, the Green Bay Phoenix men come back home after a brief two-game road trip to welcome Illinois-Chicago. The Phoenix rocked Northern Kentucky in its last game 73-59 while the Flames come to Green Bay after a 70-64 win against Youngstown State. Tip off is at 7 p.m. with the Phoenix's next opponent, IUPUI doing the same at Milwaukee.


Wisconsin faces a tough test in its Friday night match-up as they play fifth-ranked Ohio State at 6 p.m. in Columbus. The Badgers are coming off a three-game winning streak as they finished their non-conference slate after splitting their first two Big Ten games. The Buckeyes have split their last four games, including losses against Minnesota and 16th ranked West Virginia.


Marquette hosts 10th ranked Villanova tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Butler step closer to Hall of Fame

Even in a bye week, the Green Bay Packers are offering their fans some good news.


The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday its list of 15 finalists, which includes former Packers safety LeRoy Butler. He played for the Packers from 1990-2001, during which he led the defense to three NFC title games and one Super Bowl win. A four-time All-Pro safety and a member of the All-90s team, Butler is also best known for his role in the invention of the Lambeau Leap. Butler will find out his fate February 1st, which is the day before the Super Bowl.

L-C to host girls basketball alumni night

Players from past Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball teams will be featured at Friday night's game.


It is part of the Alumni Night festivities surrounding the Spartans' matchup against Little Chute. Even though they won't be lacing them up for the Spartans, basketball alumni get into the game for free. Tip off for Friday's game is 7 p.m.


Bucks win fourth straight

The Milwaukee Bucks had to hold off a rally by the Minnesota Timberwolves to capture their fourth straight victory, winning the New Year's Day matchup 106-104.


Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 32 points while also collecting 17 rebounds. Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Eric Bledsoe all chipped in double figures in points in the win. The Timberwolves showed an even scoring attack in the loss with seven players scoring in double figures with Shabazz Napier leading the team with 22 points.


The Bucks will next play on Saturday at Fiserv Forum against the San Antonio Spurs. 



Badgers turn over game to Ducks

The Wisconsin Badgers arguably outplayed the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl, but none of that mattered in a 28-27 heartbreaking defeat Wednesday evening.


The Badgers had more yards and held onto the ball for almost 20 minutes longer than the Ducks in its first Rose Bowl appearance since 2013. They also led the turnover department by a 4-1 margin. After giving up an opening drive touchdown to quarterback Justin Herbert, the Badgers scored the next 10 points unanswered thanks in part to a kickoff return by Aron Cruickshank. Herbert would use his legs for two other touchdowns, including the game clincher in the fourth quarter. Jack Coan connected with Quintez Cephus at the end of the first half to give the Badgers a 17-14 lead at the break. The Ducks cashed in on a special teams miscue in the third quarter when punter Anthony Lottie dropped the snap and it was picked up by Brady Breeze to put the ducks on top. Mason Stokke scored the last touchdown for the Badgers on two yard run in the third quarter. 


The Badgers will have to wait until September 5th to get back on the football field again when they open the 2020 season against Indiana. 

Full slate of high school basketball Friday

Most of the Packerland Conference will be in action on the court Friday returning from a lull around New Year’s Day. In girls basketball, Sevastopol plays at 5:30 against Tri-County on the road. Just after 7 PM, Kewaunee is at Seymour and Gibraltar goes to Two Rivers. Southern Door is the only girls team at home, squaring off with Sheboygan Falls in a nonconference matchup.


The boys tip off at 7:30 PM with most area schools on the road. Kewaunee travels to NEW Lutheran, Algoma heads to Peshtigo, and Sturgeon Bay is at Sevastopol.

Pac-12 weakness could help Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin football team returns to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Wednesday evening. Vegas has them as three-point favorites but other bowl games suggest the advantage could be much greater. The Pac -12 and the ACC are widely regarded as the worst power 5 conferences in the country. It is showing so far this bowl season. Iowa played the University of Southern California in San Diego, essentially a home game for the Trojans, and doubled them up, 49-24. Iowa is the fifth, maybe sixth, best team in the Big Ten. USC is the third-best in the Pac-12 and it wasn’t close.

Tuesday night, Utah was clobbered by a 5-loss Texas team in the Alamo Bowl, 38-10. Utah was the Pac-12’s runner-up. The Utes lost to Oregon in the conference championship game. It is clear that Wisconsin’s schedule was significantly more difficult than the Ducks. That should reap benefits on the field at the Rose Bowl.


Milwaukee Bucks home for New Year's

The Milwaukee Bucks have the pleasure of playing on Christmas and New Year’s Day this season. There are only four games across the entire NBA tonight with the Bucks hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves being one of them. Milwaukee was on the road in Philadelphia for a Christmas matinee and that didn’t go so well. They trailed by a large margin for most of the game in their worst loss of the season. Minnesota enters the game at 12-20 on the season out of the Western Conference. 

The NBA guarantees two games against every team. The Bucks and Timberwolves have played each other once already, back on November 4th. The Bucks won that game 134-106 with much of that distance being created in the second half. Minnesota was 4-1 entering that game, at home, before the Bucks caught fire and they lost by 28. They will have none of those advantages Wednesday night.


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