Sports Archives for 2020-07

Brewers home opener postponed due to Cardinals' positive test

The Milwaukee Brewers will have to wait at least another day to open their home season at Miller Park.  According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Friday afternoon's game between the Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to two members of the Cardinals organization testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.  St. Louis is coming off a series at Minnesota while the Brewers just completed a six-game road trip to Chicago and Pittsburgh.  Other series have been postponed involving the Miami Marlins, which had over a dozen players and coaches test positive to the coronavirus.  The Brewers and Cardinals will now wait while other St. Louis Cardinals are tested to determine if a spread occurred and if the series may be in jeopardy to be played. 

Door County Century Ride canceled

The Door County Century Ride has been canceled for 2020, marking the third 100-mile cycling event this year to meet that decision due to COVID-19 concerns. 

 

In a press release from John Mory from Another Century LLC, the ride was canceled due to the Door County Public Health Department updating its health advisory requiring face coverings in all public areas as well as stating that in-person events and gatherings are considered high risk and should be avoided. “Taking action right now best protects the health and safety of our visiting riders, the wonderful Door County community which we ride through, while preserving this great event for better days ahead,” said Mory, in the release. Registered riders will get a full refund and will have to wait until September 12th, 2021 to participate. Approximately 3,000 riders participate in the event every year. Earlier this year, Peninsula Pacers were forced to cancel their century rides for COVID-19 concerns as well.

 

 

Booyah Stun Rafters at Witter Field

The Booyah got all four of their runs in the second inning, and Alec Burns got things started with a solo home run over the right field wall. His home run, which was his fifth of the season, puts him in a tie for second place. Green Bay scored three more runs in the inning, with both Ethan Payne and Andy Blake picking up RBI’s in the fourth.

 

The bullpen was spectacular for Green Bay on Thursday night, going five and a third on the mound and shutting out the Rafters for the final five innings of the ball game. Aaron Winkler got the win, improving his record to 1-1 on the season. Kansas State’s Eric Torres had his longest outing of the year, going two and two-thirds, and striking out five. Chandler Ingram and Joe Taylor both pitched two-thirds of an inning, and they struck out all four batters they faced.

 

The win for Green Bay improved their record on the season to 14-15 overall. The victory was also just the second time in 2020 that any team has beaten Wisconsin Rapids at Witter Field. The two sides meet again tomorrow night at Capital Credit Union Park with first pitch set for 6:35pm. Cam Bailey will make his first start for Green Bay.  

 

Photos provided by Justin Nuoffer


Luxemburg-Casco wins second summer tournament

 It was another camp and another championship for the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team this week.

 

The Spartans were treated to a four day camp with Lakeland University coaches before taking out conference rival Fox Valley Lutheran in the One Wisconsin Summer League volleyball championship. The team still has about over a month to go before it can officially start practice under WIAA guidance before they look to defend their 2019 state championship.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club still planning for fall

The Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club is still hopeful to get kids on the pitch this fall.

 

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the SBSC reminded parents that even though they used to accept registrations past its normal date, this year they'd like to see those forms come in before August 28th. The organization will also follow WIAA, WYSA, and Wisconsin Health Department recommendations for the development of a COVID-19 protocol, which will be released at a later time. If all goes well, the season will start along with the high school kids on September 7th.

Egg Harbor visits Baileys Harbor in weekend opener

Egg Harbor looks to keep the pressure on Sister Bay for the top spot in the Northern Door Athletics Baseball Tournament standings when it kicks off play this weekend against Baileys Harbor.

 

Egg Harbor comes into the game with a 5-0 record after beating West Jacksonport 8-5 last week. Baileys Harbor is still looking for its first win of the season after being shutout by Washington Island 10-0. The two teams play Friday night at 8 p.m. in Baileys Harbor.

 

The Sunday slate includes undefeated Sister Bay playing on Washington Island, Kolberg meeting Institute in Baileys Harbor, and Maplewood traveling to Egg Harbor to play West Jacksonport. Those games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Professional teams get back to work

Fans of professional sports in Wisconsin are smiling a little bit more today as all three of the state's teams officially get back to work.

 

Green Bay Packers players reported to their facilities on Thursday in anticipation for their first practices sometime next week. For now, teams are focusing on health with daily COVID-19 tests and other administrative duties. So far, kicker Mason Crosby, tight end, Jace Sternberger, defensive lineman Treyvon Hester and outside linebackers Greg Roberts have landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which means either they tested positive or have had recent contact with someone who did.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks will finally get to play for real this evening after going 2-1 in their exhibition slate. The Bucks will play in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN against the Boston Celtics at 5:30 p.m.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers will have their Miller Park debut this afternoon at 1:10 against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are 3-3 on the year after winning its series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Booyah shutout by Dock Spiders

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored six runs in the first two innings and did not look back in its 9-0 win over the Green Bay Booyah Wednesday night.

 

Chris Jefferson pitched just shy of six innings for the Booyah, giving up six runs including a lead off home run to Victor Scott. A pair of errors also led to three of those runs being unearned. Sam Novitske was a pest on the base paths for the Dock Spiders, going 5-6 with three runs scored and one RBI. Nick Kreutzer led the way offensively for the Booyah with two hits.

Richards leads Run the Door standings

The Run the Door Series has looked different this year, but local runners are still working hard to earn the most points possible.

 

Most of the races have been held virtually this year, with runners getting participation points rather than having their place and times factored in to determine the standings. Bob Richards currently leads the Run the Door Series with 73 points while Michael Ahrens of Carlsville is close behind with 71 points. David Clowers and Gretchen Schmelzer of Sturgeon Bay have at least 60 points while six other have at least 50 points.

 

You can see the full standings here 

 

Upcoming series races include the virtual Run Wild! Quarter Marathon, the Hey Hey 5K in Baileys Harbor, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, and the Fall 50.

Other states following Wisconsin's lead for high school sports

More and more states are following Wisconsin's lead when it comes to balancing the coronavirus with getting fall sports seasons underway.

 

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, Wisconsin is one of 24 states that will operate under a modified schedule this fall for its sports teams. It includes delaying the start of the season, playing conference-only schedules, and pushing some sports off into the spring if necessary. Six states and Washington D.C. have already called off their fall football season, with some groups like the Illinois High School Association slating it for the spring. 

 

In Wisconsin, low-contact sports like cross country and tennis are expected to start August 17th while high-contact sports like soccer, volleyball, and football are slated to start in September under current guidance from the WIAA.

Brewers take series from Bucs

Ace pitcher Brandon Woodruff was all the Milwaukee Brewers would need in their 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

 

Woodruff pitched 6 1/3 innings of one-hit ball while striking out 10 Pirates. Ben Gamel and Keston Hiura each hit home runs in the win, with Gamel's the big two-run blow in the third inning. David Phelps, Devin Williams and Josh Hader finished the game up for the Brewers, allowing just one single over the last 2 2/3 innings of play.

 

The Brewers will get Thursday off before their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday at 1:10 p.m.

Local schools host code meetings

The seasons may be delayed, but local schools are still hosting their athletic code meetings over the coming weeks.

 

Sevastopol will host their athletic code meetings over the course of four weeks. That schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 3rd: High School Girls Swimming & Diving 5:30-6:30 PM

Monday, August 3rd: Middle School & High School Cross Country 6:45-7:45 PM

Monday, August 17th: Middle School & High School Football 5:30-6:30 PM

Monday, August 17th: Middle School & High School Volleyball 7:00-8:00 PM

Monday, August 17th: High School Boys Soccer 8:15-9:15 PM

 

Algoma recently hosted their fall sports meeting. You can find the link for that below:

 

 

Brewers' pen can't save game from Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers saw their big inning wiped clean quickly as they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road Tuesday night 8-6. 

 

Finding themselves in a 2-0 hole heading into the sixth inning, the Brewers' Keston Hiura tied the game up on his first home run of the season. The Brewers would push across four more runs in the seventh, thanks to a bases loaded walk by Manny Pina, a two-RBI double by Orlando Arcia, and a sac fly by Hiura. The lead quickly disappeared in the bottom half of the inning when the Pirates' Kevin Newman drew his own bases loaded walk, Colin Moran drove in a pair on a fielder's choice, and Phillip Evans hit an RBI double. Adam Frazier put the game away in the eighth inning, hitting a two-run homer off Bobby Wahl.

 

The Brewers go for their first series win of the season Wednesday against the Pirates at 6:05 p.m.

Packers' Funchess opts out

One of the Green Bay Packers' main offseason acquisitions has decided against playing during the 2020 season.

 

Wide receiver Devin Funchess became the first Packers player to opt out of 2020 season, citing family concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On Instagram, he said he has had family members severely impacted by the virus and wanted to do what was best for him and his family.

 

Over 20 players have opted out of 2020 season so far as training camp activities begin this week across the NFL.

Booyah fall late to Dock Spiders

A near COVID-capacity crowd saw the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders score in five consecutive innings late to top the Green Bay Booyah 8-4 Tuesday night.

 

The Booyah jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings thanks to a  pair of RBI singles by Nick Kreutzer in the first and third innings and a sacrifice fly by Alec Burns. The Dock Spiders would score its eight runs in consecutive innings between the fourth and eighth. That included the eventual game-winning rally in the sixth when the Dock Spiders pushed across three runs on three hits. Dalton Wiggins took the loss for the Booyah, giving up the game-deciding rally without recording an out. The Booyah are back in action Wednesday night in Ashwaubenon to continue their series against the Dock Spiders.

Two Wisconsin collegiate conferences cancel fall sports season

Two collegiate conferences with northeast Wisconsin ties have canceled their fall sports seasons for 2020.

 

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which includes UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Whitewater, UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-Platteville and UW- River Falls and the Midwest Conference, which includes Beloit College, Lawrence University in Appleton, Ripon College and St. Norbert College in De Pere, made the call with two other NCAA Division III conferences on Monday. The decision affects the football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country seasons while women's golf and tennis will move to the spring. Several athletes from the Door Peninsula have called schools in the DIII conferences home and will only have practices likely to look forward to this year.

Brewers beat Bucs in extras

The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of a new 2020 wrinkle to win its second game of the year, a 6-5 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

The Brewers were down 5-1 heading into the top of the ninth thanks to the Pirates' Colin Moran slugging two solo home runs. Keston Hiura got hit by a pitch and Christian Yelich hit a RBI groundout before Ryan Braun drove in a pair with his first double of the season. It would stay 5-5 until the top of the 11th when Brock Holt was placed at second base to start the inning and Eric Sogard slugged a double. David Phelps pitched 1-2-3 11th inning to earn the win for the Brewers. The two teams are scheduled to play again Tuesday at 6:05 p.m.

Record participation in K/D Salmon Tournament

A total of 3,290 tickets were sold in the 38th Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament, smashing the previous best of 3,049 set in 2016.

 

Sturgeon Bay's two outlets sold the most tickets: Howie's Tackle & Archery and Greystone Castle combined for 985. Algoma BP and JP Express in Algoma combined for 948. Those were both all-time records for the port communities. There were 1,689 tickets sold in Kewaunee County and 1,601 in Door County, but anglers could fish off any port on the K/D Peninsula.

 

Breaking a streak of Northern Door wins, Algoma and Kewaunee fish combined to take seven of the top 11 spots, including the winner for 77-year-old Angelo Bortolini of Kewaunee. He used a Moonshine spoon to lure a fish of a lifetime — 41-1/2 inches and 32.78 pounds — early July 21 off his home port while fishing with friend Harold Shaw of Kewaunee. They'll split the $10,000 first place cash, while Bortolini wins a free mount of the fish from Twin Rivers Taxidermy and a custom sterling silver salmon ring with a black diamond eye by Paul Spanbauer of Wisconsin Charm.

In second was another two-person team, Todd Smith of Brussels and Rob Joniaux of Luxemburg. Smith's 40-1/2-inch, 31.58-pounder hit a Howie Fly off Algoma hours before sunset July 23. The great catch earns $6,000 cash and a Howie's Tackle & Archery prize package.

A third two-in-a-boat combo to score big were Jesse Picard of Little Suamico and his girlfriend, Maddie Jorgenson. The 39-1/2-inch, 31.35-pounder they caught hit a Moonshine spoon about an hour after sunrise July 22. Their dawn date results in a $4,000 payday and a $200 shopping spree at Accurate Marine & Tackle in Kewaunee.

 

The K/D Committee used the record ticket sales to boost the dollar amounts for the top 20 percent of the places this year, but still paid down 146 spots. Any fish 23 pounds and up made the final payout.

 

Combined with the daily port prizes, K/D awards and sponsor prizes, more than $55,000 in cash and prizes will be shared among the winners. After expenses, the remainder of the proceeds from this year's contest is banked to make sure the 39th annual event — set for July 23-31, 2021 — has a solid foundation.

 

Angelo Bortolini, 32.78 lbs., K, 7/21
$10,000, mount and salmon ring

2nd Place
Todd Smith, 31.58, A, 7/23
$6,000 & Howie’s Tackle prize package

3rd Place
Jesse Picard, 31.35, K, 7/22
$4K & Accurate Marine & Tackle $200 shopping spree

4th Place
Keith “Buck” Felhofer, 31.23, BH, 7/21
$3,000

5th Place
Shawn Krause, 30.99, WI, 7/21
$2,000

6th Place
Devn Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17
$1,500

7th-12th — “29s”
Jon Hurley, 29.61, SB, 7/25, $1,400
Craig Allen Dailey, 29.44, WI, 7/21, $1,300
Cory Schneider, 29.44, A, 7/21, $1,200
David Blaskowski, 29.32, A, 7/21, $1,100
Bill Hackett, 29.27, A, 7/23, $1,000
Justin Bohrer, 29.10, SB, 7/25, $950

13th-17th — “28s”
Gloria Cloutier, 28.84, A, 7/22, $900
Ken Roche, 28.64, WI, 7/24, $850
Jacob Junion, 28.35, BH, 7/20, $800
Leonard Arsenault, 28.24, WI, 7/21, $750
Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18, $700

18th-29th — “27s”
Lynn Berger, 27.96, SB, 7/20, $650
Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17, $600
Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17, $550
Sam Burris, 27.79, SB, 7/22, $500
Tom Ruechel, 27.75, A, 7/21, $450
Scott Vandervelden, 27.68, BH, $400
Benji Zimmerman, 27.51, WI, 7/22, $350
Daniel Petersilka, 27.44, WI, 7/24, $300
Jeff Hartmann, 27.19, A, 7/24, $250
Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18, $200
Luke Ebel, 27.07, SB, 7/23, $150
Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17, $100

30st-37th — “26s” — $50
Justin Schneider, 26.90, A, 7/23
Joel Goham, 26.88, WI, 7/25
Logan Wiesman, 26.83, SB, 7/20
Kelly Dequaine, 26.32, BH, 7/19
Kristopher Smith, 26.30, A, 7/19
Dale Petersilka, 26.26, WI, 7/23
Kirk Kontny, 26.16, BH, 7/20
Eric DeJardin, 26.10, WI, 7/23

Mike Lipsey, 26.08, SB, 7/21

39th – 50th — $50
Jim Jorgenson, 26.06, WI, 7/17
Caleb Cornell, 26.03, WI, 7/21
Harlie Zahn, 26.01, BH, 7/24
Randy Dorow, 26.01, WI, 7/25
Diego Anderson, 26.00, WI, 7/23
Daniel Duffenbach, 25.94, A, 7/17
Ronda Kopelke, 25.91, K, 7/24
Russell Sheets, 25.86, SB, 7/21
Bill Kidd, 25.81, WI, 7/24
Kim McArdle, 25.78, K, 7/20
Jeff Schroeder, 25.77, SB, 7/17
Jean Hills, 25.76, BH, 7/24

51st- 75th — $40
Daniel Lewis, 25.75, BH, 7/22
Mark Hendricks, 25.73, SB, 7/17
Garrett Waloway, 25.72, BH, 7/17
Tyler Adams, 25.71, WI, 7/20
David Anderson, 25.62 A, 7/17
Doug Brown, 25.61, A, 7/22
Jennifer Veeser, 25.53, SB, 7/25
Zachary Biehl, 25.47, BH, 7/20
Steven Schulfer, 25.46, BH, 7/19
Delue Miller, 25.41, K, 7/24
Phillip Hardy, 25.32, BH, 7/21
Tom Gorg, 25.16, K, 7/19
Ashlynn Poore, 25.09, A, 7/24
Nick Waranski, 25.05, K, 7/17
Andrew Lange, 24.99, A, 7/23
Andrew Roth, 24.97, K, 7/20
Jacob Nevens, 24.97, A, 7/23
Bryan Sheets, 24.93, SB, 7/23
Josh Schmidt, 24.90, A, 7/20
Braden LeTourneau, 24.90, WI, 7/24
Matt Debroux, 24.87, A, 7/22
Jacob Stoling, 24.85, SB, 7/17
Jim Guckenberg, 24.75, WI, 7/20
Scott Collin, 24.73, WI, 7/22
Chad Walker, 24.69, SB, 7/20

76th – 146th — $30
Mike Furmanski, 24.69, WI, 7/23
Andrea Evans, 24.68, A, 7/18
Alan Schmidt, 24.68, SB, 7/23
Jeff Hartmann, 24.64, A, 7/23
Pamela Young, 24.63, WI, 7/22
Seth Davis, 24.60, BH, 7/25
Melanie Hagerty, 24.59, SB, 7/17
Mike Tess, 24.57, SB, 7/22
Jim Anderla, 24.49, A, 7/22
Carson Delaruelle, 24.45, K, 7/21

Les Hillbery, 24.44, K, 7/20
Kevin Paplham, 24.42, K, 7/17
Andrew Jurczykowski, 24.42, WI, 7/19
Austin Lipsey, 24.40, SB, 7/24
Scout Gerndt, 24.38, BH, 7/21
Shannon Kapla, 24.32, A, 7/20
Jake Reinke, 24.32, BH, 7/23
Austin Novak, 24.21, WI, 7/21
Dave Maliszewski, 24.19, WI, 7/20
Tim ZaJac, 24.16, K, 7/22

Tim ZaJac, 24.12, K, 7/20
Scott Lindgren, 24.07, WI, 7/18
Eric Levesque, 24.06, A, 7/20
Justin Walk, 24.06, BH, 7/20
Mitchel Carpenter, 23.92, A, 7/22
John Reinke, 23.92, BH, 7/23
Ben Mayer, 23.91, A, 7/21
Michael Lambrecht, 23.88, WI, 7/18
Chase Filley, 23.88, A, 7/25
Ryan Demmin, 23.84, K, 7/17

John Raminger, 23.84, K, 7/25
Ben Geiger, 23.83, WI, 7/20
Eric Noyes, 23.81, WI, 7/22
Arnold LeFevre, 23.79, BH, 7/19
Ryan Berwald, 23.72, A, 7/22
Mike Bosacki, 23.71, K, 7/23
Tim Barker, 23.71, BH, 7/24
Nathan Schultz, 23.66, K, 7/17
Tod Torgerson, 23.61, SB, 7/20
Daniel Petersilka, 23.58, WI, 7/23

Eric Schiferl, 23.56, A, 7/24
Kurt Osterkamp, 23.55, K, 7/18
Chris “Chico” Fernandez, 23.52, SB, 7/18
Mike Tess, 23.45, SB, 7/19
Glenn Stahl, 23.42, K, 7/19
Brian Gabriel, 23.39, SB, 7/18
Jay Hassett, 23.39, WI, 7/24
Keith Houland, 23.38, K, 7/22
Nancy Hackett, 23.36, A, 7/24
Sam Sieminshi, 23.35, BH, 7/24

Tom Lingeman, 23.34, WI, 7/21
Delue Miller, 23.33, K, 7/25
Ben Lindbo, 23.32, K, 7/17
Blaze Woldt, 23.32, SB, 7/22
Dylan Curtin, 23.31, WI, 7/21
John Niehaus, 23.30, A, 7/20
Jessica Rosenow, 23.29, 7/21
Rick Palumbo, 23.29, A, 7/23
Lance McCormick, 23.29, BH, 7/24
Derek Sumnicht, 23.26, BH, 7/17

Gerry Trainor, 23.26, BH, 7/24
Mark Thuer, 23.25, WI, 7/25
April Jose, 23.24, K, 7/22
Russ Sager, 23.22, WI, 7/21
Randy Szcepanski, 23.20, A, 7/17
Steve Noasconi, 23.11, WI, 7/21
Mark Heurth, 23.11, A, 7/22
Cody Strandberg, 23.09, K, 7/20
Tom Thill, 23.07, BH, 7/20
Austin Novak, 23.04, WI, 7/21
Peter Mleziva, 23.03, SB, 7/17


Chris Anonen
Big Lake, MN

Bucks fall flat in exhibition finale

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking forward to when the games count after falling to the New Orleans Pelicans in the Disney World bubble Monday 124-103.

 

The Bucks were up 13 in the second quarter but saw that lead quickly evaporate thanks to the hot shooting of former Duke star J.J. Redick. He hit four three-pointers and 20 points overall in the decisive third quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo still had a good night offensively, scoring 30 points while Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez each reached double digits.

 

After three exhibitions contest, the first "real" game of the restart is Friday against the Boston Celtics.

L-C volleyball wins WLC team camp tourney

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team picked up right where they left off at the Resch Center last fall, winning the Wisconsin Lutheran College Summer Team Camp Championship.

 

Playing the likes of Lakeside, Living Word, Luther Prep, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, and Heritage along the way, the Spartans were able to get the tournament victory over NEC rival Fox Valley Lutheran.

 

You can find more coverage of this weekend tournament at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Cubs cruise past Brewers

A four-run fourth inning doomed the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday as they dropped the rubber match against the Chicago Cubs  9-1.

 

Down 1-0 heading in the fourth inning, the Cubs batted around as the Brewers used starter Freddy Peralta and relievers Corey Knebel and Eric Lauer to end the inning with the game still in reach. Willson Contreas, Nico Hoerner, Victor Caratini, and Ian Happ all got RBI in the inning. Lauer pitched excellent in his Brewers debut, setting an MLB record for most strikeouts in the first outing with a new team at six spread out over 2 2/3 innings. Orlando Arcia continued his hot start to the season, driving in the sole Brewers run with a single in the fifth. The Cubs played long ball after that with homers by Contreas, Happ, and Anthony Rizzo to end the day.

 

The Brewers next head to Pittsburgh for a three-game set against the Pirates beginning Monday night at 6:05 p.m.

Booyah can't dig out of hole against Woodchucks

The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored all nine of its runs in the first three innings, forcing the Green Bay Booyah to play catch-up in a 9-5 defeat Sunday afternoon in Ashwaubenon.

 

The Woodchucks scored in the first inning and score four times each of the next two frames to put the Booyah in 9-0 hole. Designated hitter Adam Frank drove in three runs on a double and a triple while Kyle Hess and Raul Ortega each drove in two RBI.

 

The comeback started in the bottom of the third when Bo Majkowski drew a bases-loaded hit by pitch and Cameron Tilly hit a sac fly to drive in a run. Tilly would score again in the seventh inning on a stolen base and the Booyah scored their final two runs in the eighth on a Brady West two-run homer. The Green Bay Booyah will play the second half of a home-and-home against the Woodchucks Monday night in Wausau at 6:35 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of the Green Bay Booyah

Bortolini's catch hangs on for first in K/D Salmon Tournament

Angelo Bortolini of Kewaunee is the unofficial winner of the 2020 Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament with a 41-1/2-inch, 32.78-pound chinook he reeled in with friend Harold Shaw off their home port of Kewaunee early Tuesday, July 21. 

 

If everything checks out — and there's been no reason to believe there's anything "fishy" with this catch — Bortolini will get a call Monday night after the K/D Committee meets with the official word that he's the 2020 winner of the top prize. It is valued at more than $11,000, including $10,000 cash, a free mount of his trophy by Twin Rivers Taxidermy, and a custom-made, sterling silver salmon ring with a black diamond eye by Paul Spanbauer of Wisconsin Charm.

 

Todd Smith of Brussels is in the No. 2 spot with a 31.58-pounder he caught early in the evening on Thursday, July 23, off Algoma. Second place earns a $6,000 check and a Howie's Tackle & Archery prize package. 

 

Jesse Picard of Little Suamico is in the third spot with a 31.35-pounder caught early Wednesday, July 22, off Kewaunee while fishing with his girlfriend, Maddie Jorgenson of Green Bay. Third place is a $4,000 check.

 

The final payout will be based on the number of daily and full tournament tickets sold at 10 locations. Anecdotally, at least, sales appear to be strong enough to challenge the record of 3,049 participants in 2016. 

 

Final, official results will be posted late Monday night on the K/D Salmon Tournament page.


The 39th annual event is scheduled for July 23-31, 2021. A decision on the 2022 dates will be made at Monday's meeting.

 

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1. Angelo Bortolini, 32.78, K, 7/21
2. Todd Smith, 31.58, A, 7/23
3. Jesse Picard, 31.35, K, 7/22
4. Keith “Buck” Felhofer, 31.23, BH, 7/21
5. Shawn Krause, 30.99, WI, 7/21

6. Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17
7. Jon Hurley, 29.61, SB, 7/25
8. Craig Allen Dailey, 29.44, WI, 7/21
9. Cory Schneider, 29.44, A, 7/21
10. David Blaskowski, 29.32, A, 7/21

Door County football league could be in the works

With the WIAA giving the go-ahead for fall sports, including football, volleyball, and soccer, on a two-week delay, there are still scheduling hiccups to sort out. Sturgeon Bay High School Athletic Director Todd Meikle says there are lots of discussions ongoing, and he had an idea of his own that would reignite some old rivalries. With Door County’s COVID activity level being classified as high, something that is reevaluated weekly, Meikle says it might be best for area teams to stay local. Meikle even wants to include Southern Door High School in a county-wide eight-man league.

 


Meikle says the most important thing to remember right now is that this is not the worst of times. He stresses that his grandfather lived through a Depression and two major wars in 20 years. A huge part of gaining that perspective is to begin to return to normal, including getting kids back on the ballfield.

 

Bucks dethrone Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-0 in the bubble after beating the Sacramento Kings 131-123 Saturday.

 

Kyle Korver led all scorers with 22 points, including five three-pointers. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a rough day from the field, but went 11-13 from the line for a 15 point afternoon paired with nine rebounds and six assists. The Bucks were able to prevail despite being outscored in the second half and losing the turnover battle 23-10. The Bucks play for real on Friday against the Boston Celtics as they battle for the top seed in the playoffs.

Brewers' bats come alive in win

The Milwaukee Brewers made the Chicago Cubs pitchers pay in their 8-3 victory at Wrigley Field Saturday.

 

After the Cubs scored a run off Corbin Burnes in the first inning, Eric Sogard tied the game in the second inning on a RBI single. Ben Gamel legged out a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning and Justin Smoak hit a home run in the fifth to give the Brewers a lead they would not give up. Christian Yelich's two run bomb in the sixth inning erased the damage done in the bottom of the fifth and the Brewers bullpen did the rest. The Brewers would score additional insurance runs in the seventh inning thanks to RBI hits by Omar Navaez and Lorenzo Cain. The Brewers and the Cubs wrap up their opening weekend set at Wrigley Sunday at 1:20 p.m.  

Bites slow Friday in K/D Salmon Tournament

Four new anglers moved into the top 25 Friday on Day Eight of the 9-day Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.

 

Catches were down, likely a combination of changing water conditions from the ever-changing winds and currents and — in some areas, at least— clinging weeds and Russian fishhook fleas, which required anglers to check and clean lines.

 

Some of it could also be chalked up to fishing pressure, which was very high off some ports. However, the truth is, we don't know why salmon action is hot one day and not the next. There are so many factors to consider. The good news is, even on a slow day, all it takes is one "right" bite, and your fortunes can change quickly!

 

On Friday, a trio of 27s and a 28-pound-plus Chinook were the largest of the day.

 

The first and last fish of the day at Washington Island were the biggest. Daniel Petersilka of Sturgeon Bay brought in a 38-1/2-inch, 27.44-pounder that hit a fly down 80 in 150 feet of water about an hour after sunrise. He sits in 23rd place. Not to be outdone, Ken Roche of Menasha (pictured) took the port prize with a few minutes to spare, bringing in a 28.64-pounder that hit a spoon 60 down in 150 feet of water about 8 p.m. That one moved into the No. 12 spot.

 

Scott Vandenvelden of Shiocton used a spoon to connect with a 27.68-pounder mid-morning at Baileys Harbor. He moved into the 21st spot.

 

Jeff Hartmann of Cleveland used a spoon 100 down in 115 feet of water off Algoma to lure a 27.19-pounder. The fish, currently 24th, hit around 5:30 a.m.

 

The 2020 "K/D" wraps up Saturday at 9 p.m. Daily tickets ($13) are still available.

 

For all the latest updates and photos, visit the K/D Salmon Tournament's Facebook page.

 

????????????????????????’???? ???????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????????????????????: Jeff Hartmann (27.19, A), Austin Lipsey (24.40, SB), Ken Roche (28.64, WI), Scott Vandervelden (27.68, BH), Ronda Kopelke (25.91, Kewaunee).

Three games scheduled for Sunday in baseball tournament

Sister Bay and Egg Harbor remain undefeated, both with 4-0 records, heading into tournament play Sunday afternoon. The two teams are scheduled to meet in the final weekend of round-robin action on Sunday, August 9th. To get there unscathed, they’ll have to win home contests this weekend. Sister Bay hosts Kolberg in Baileys Harbor while Egg Harbor invites West Jacksonport to make the short trip across the peninsula. The other Sunday matchup is Baileys Harbor at Washington Island.


Kolberg and West Jacksonport enter play at 3-1 and present a tough challenge for the teams at the top of the standings. In the other game, it is a different picture as the teams enter play a combined 0-8. 

 

Milwaukee Bucks scrimmage in lead up to regular season return

The Milwaukee Bucks will be playing again for real on Friday evening against the Boston Celtics. For now, it is merely scrimmages, but the results are promising. Taking on the San Antonio Spurs inside the league’s bubble on the campus of Walt Disney World, the Bucks cruised to a 113-92 win on Thursday. Giannis Antetokounmpo looked to be in MVP form, notching 23 points in only 21 minutes of play. Not only will playoff seeding be on the line when action resumes, but the race for the league’s most prestigious individual trophy is also still neck-and-neck between Antetokounmpo and Laker superstar LeBron James.

 

The Bucks return to the court Saturday at 12:30 PM for a scrimmage against the Sacramento Kings from the Western Conference.

 

Brewers' bats stay on vacation

The Milwaukee Brewers were on the road for Opening Day, losing to the Chicago Cubs, 3-0. It sounds odd talking about the first game of the season near the end of July, and not even hitter-friendly conditions, warm, windy, muggy weather, was enough to get the Crew’s bats going. In the runup to the regular season, many pundits wondered if there would be a complete game this year, given the prominent role bullpens now play and expanded 30-man rosters. The Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks laid that speculation to rest, going nine and giving up just three hits. He needed only 103 pitches to record 27 outs. 


Milwaukee got an excellent start from right-hander Brandon Woodruff, allowing two runs in five innings for a 3.60 ERA. It’s a short turnaround, with Saturday’s game on a matinee affair on the Fox broadcast network. First pitch is 12:05 PM. Corbin Burnes is expected to toe the rubber for the Brewers. The Cubs with counter with veteran Yu Darvish.

 

Maplewood/Institute kicks off tournament weekend

With five weeks remaining, all the Door County League baseball teams are still jockeying for position in the Northern Door Athletics Tournament.

 

Maplewood travels to Institute for a Friday night game beginning at 8 p.m. Both teams are on the outside looking in on the four-team playoff with 1-3 records.

 

Sunday's slate of game features Sister Bay looking to keep its perfect tournament alive with a game in Baileys Harbor against third-place Kolberg, Egg Harbor looks to do the same against fourth place West Jacksonport, and Baileys Harbor will ferry to Washington Island in search of its first win. Sunday's games begin at 1:30 p.m. 

K/D Salmon Tournament heads into final days

There were only four moves within the top 25 on Thursday, Day 7 of the 9-day Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. But boy, were they were some big ones!

 

Todd Smith of Brussels (left) moved into second place with a 40-1/2-inch, 31.58-pound giant of a “king” that hit a Howie Fly 55 feet down in 129 feet of water about two hours before sunset at Algoma. He's shown with fishing partner Rob Joniaux of Luxemburg.

 

Bill Hackett's 29.27-pounder, caught late Wednesday and weighed this morning, moved into the 10th spot by day’s end.

 

Two other additions to the Top 25 were a port prize winner for Luke Ebel at Sturgeon Bay, 27.07 pounds, and a 26.90-pounder for Justin Schneider at Algoma.

 

Winds are expected to be favorable for all anglers today and early tomorrow before picking up steam for the second half of the day Saturday.

 


1. Angelo Bortolini, 32.78, K, 7/21
2. Todd Smith, 31.58, A, 7/23
3. Jesse Picard, 31.35, K, 7/22
4. Keith “Buck” Felhofer, 31.23, BH, 7/21
5. Shawn Krause, 30.99, WI, 7/21
6. Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17
7. Craig Allen Dailey, 29.44, WI, 7/21
8. Cory Schneider, 29.44, A, 7/21
9. David Blaskowski, 29.32, A, 7/21
10. Bill Hackett, 29.27, A, 7/23
11. Gloria Cloutier, 28.84, A, 7/22
12. Jacob Junion, 28.35, BH, 7/20
13. Leonard Arsenault, 28.24, WI, 7/21
14. Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18
15. Lynn Bergan, 27.96, SB, 7/20
16. Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17
17. Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17
18. Sam Burris, 27.79, SB, 7/22
19. Tom Ruechel, 27.75, A, 7/21
20. Benji Zimmerman, 27.51, WI, 7/22
21. Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18
22. Luke Ebel, 27.07, SB, 7/23
23. Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17
24. Justin Schneider, 26.90, A, 7/23
25. Logan Wiesman, 26.83, SB, 7/20

 

 

Packers to continue chase for college football, draft

Some of the newest details released by the Green Bay Packers during their Thursday shareholders meeting had nothing to do with the 53 men in their locker room.

 

The nearly 105 minutes shared the good news already shared during the week which included record revenue and the progress made with stadium renovations and changes at its practice fields and the Titletown entertainment complex. New to the discussion was the organization attempt to get more college football to Lambeau Field. Canceled in 2020, President and CEO Mark Murphy said they are working with Notre Dame and Wisconsin to reschedule the game for 2022 since the two college programs are scheduled to play at Soldier Field in 2021. The Packers have also applied to host the Big Ten championship game, citing the conference's willingness to move the game around the region and the new commissioners as reasons for the bid. Murphy also expressed optimism for the organization's bid to host the NFL Draft thanks to progress in Titletown and the Resch Expo building currently under construction. 

 

Screenshot of Shareholders Meeting courtesy of Packers.com

 

 

WIAA votes for fall sports

If the Packerland Conference and Northeastern Conference want a fall sports season, they can if they are willing to wait.

 

The WIAA Board of Control voted 8-3 to delay the start of the fall season depending on the risk of the sport. For lower-risk sports like cross country, girls golf, girls swimming and girls tennis, the athletes can have official practices beginning on August 17th. Higher risk sports like football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball will have to wait until September 7th to officially begin their seasons. Since football players have a required number of practices they have to reach before they can play in the game, September 24th would be the earliest a game could take place.

 

If districts decide to not participate, a spring option may be offered. More details will be released by the WIAA at a later date.

Kewaunee fish take over K/D tournament leaderboard

Two new names moved into the Top 10 Wednesday, Day 6 in the 38th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. (We’re missing one of the nightly reports, so can’t officially update our leaderboard until sometime Thursday). 

 

The biggest news Wednesday was a true fish tale out of Kewaunee: a 39-1/2-inch, 31.35-pound chinook caught by Jesse Picard of Little Suamico. He was out with his girlfriend, Maddie Jorgenson of Green Bay, when the monster smacked a spoon set about 25 feet down in 120 feet of water around 7 a.m.

 

About 13 hours later, Gloria Cloutier of Fairbould, Minn., won a battle with a 38-1/2-inch, 28.84-pounder that hit a flasher/fly set about halfway down in 104 feet of water at Algoma. With six others aboard, it was a wild ride back to port; the crew arrived at the weigh station with just minutes to spare. 

 

The top 100 salmon are now all larger than 23 pounds. 

 

Northeast winds Thursday could make it a bit sporty early, but a north breeze of 5-10 knots is expected by evening before switching to the south 5 to 10 Friday. South winds are expected again Saturday as heat and humidity builds away from the lake.

 

The tournament ends at 9 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are still available. All anglers aboard the boat (age 10 and up) must have tickets. They're available — $25 for the remainder of the tournament or $13 for a daily chance — at the K/D's five official weigh-in locations: Accurate Marine & Tackle in Kewaunee, Algoma BP, Howie's Tackle & Archery in Sturgeon Bay, Baileys 57 in Baileys Harbor and B&K Bait and Tackle @ Kap's Marina on Washington Island. Tickets are also available 24/7 at JP Express in Algoma and JP Express on Hwy. 42 just north of Carlsville. Greystone Castle in Sturgeon Bay and Center Court Convenience in Kewaunee are additional ticket-only outlets.

 

For daily updates and pictures of some of the trophy catches, visit https://www.facebook.com/kdsalmon2020.

 

Thursday’s Port Prize Winners:

Jesse Picard, Gloria Cloutier, Benji Zimmerman, Daniel Lewis

 

Photo courtesy of the K/D Salmon Tournament and Accurate Marine in Kewaunee

Packerland Conference stresses flexibility

Tuesday, the Big 8 Conference encompassing Madison area high schools canceled all fall sports competitions and that could lead to major changes for prep sports even here in the Door Peninsula. Packerland Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz says the key right now is to be flexible. The organization is currently in Phase Two of its return to normal play which governs the summer contact sessions for spring sports and the preseason practices for fall teams. The term goes until August 20, a day before Week One competition is set to begin.

 

Holtz says clarity from the WIAA will be necessary, but until that comes the group of principals who form the decision-making committee for the league have to look at everything. It is conceivable that no fall sports will happen across the entire state. Noncontact sports like golf or cross country may be allowed with football and volleyball ending up canceled. Holtz says it is almost guaranteed that losing a conference like the Big 8 will have scheduling consequences. High school could be forced to follow several college conferences and prohibit nonconference games. Holtz says the only thing he will safely rule out at this point is a delay. There is not enough of a buffer between the different seasons to accommodate a start in mid-September, or later, and allow for a full winter sports schedule. They were already affected last academic year when postseason tournaments were curtailed midway through.

Brewers wear out Sox

The Milwaukee Brewers got their Chicago swing off on the right foot Wednesday night, beating the White Sox 5-3 in a shortened game.

 

The Brewers hit four home runs in the contest, including one by Ben Gamel that was initially caught by White Sox outfielder Luis Robert but went over the wall when his glove went over with it. Christian Yelich, Orlando Arcia, and Keston Hiura also hit homers for the Crew. Manny Pina's RBI double in the second inning broke a 1-1 tie that left the White Sox chasing the Brewers the rest of the night. The White Sox conceded the game in their bottom half of the ninth inning after Arcia's solo shot in the top half of the frame.

 

The Brewers will have an off day on Thursday before playing the Cubs this weekend in Chicago.

Packers "host" shareholders meeting

The Green Bay Packers will conduct their business this morning as they prepare for their annual shareholder's meeting.

 

The meeting usually draws thousands of people to its bleachers every year prior to the kickoff of training camp, but the COVID-19 pandemic canceled those plans. Some of the business-related portions have already been released, such as the record $500 million in revenue, the canceled preseason, and seating capacity limits for the 2020-2021 season. 

 

Shareholders can tune into the proceedings at 11 a.m. at Packers.com. 

Spartans Varsity ties, JV comes back from eight down

The Kewaunee County Spartans showed some grit in its games on Tuesday against Little Chute.

 

The varsity squad gave up two unearned runs early, but were able to score two of their own later in the game to tie it. Pitching and defense kept it that way until the game was called after 10 innings.

 

The JV team gave Coach Willems some early stress by giving up 8 runs in the top of the first. The Spartans did not let that discourage them,  scoring 11 unanswered runs to secure an 11-8 victory.

First looks at Bucks, Brewers this week

It may just be exhibitions, but at least it is something for fans of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers.

 

Wednesday marks the first day the Brewers will play somebody other than themselves when they travel to Chicago for a scrimmage against the White Sox. The South side ball club has impressed early ahead of the season, sweeping an exhibition set against the crosstown Cubs already this week. Adrian Houser will get the start for the Brewers when the two teams clash at 7:10 p.m on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

 

Thursday the Bucks break their playing drought and scrimmage against the San Antonio Spurs. It is the first time in four months the two sides will have played a different opponent. The game will be streamed live on Bucks.com beginning at 2 p.m.

Packers cut seating as preseason gets canceled

It will be a much more intimate crowd at Lambeau Field this season if and when the Green Bay Packers are allowed to take it.

 

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy estimates that 10,000-12,000 spectators would be allowed inside Lambeau Field for games if permitted. Season Ticket Holders have just under two weeks to let the organization know if they will be opting out of their seats this year without risk of losing their right to purchase next year.

 

The announcement was made during the team's annual financial announcement, which showed a record revenue of $506.9 million, which could allow the organization to go through the pandemic-stricken season without a preseason and with limited access to its properties while not tapping into its corporate reserve fund.

New leader emerges at K/D Salmon Tournament

Seven anglers brought in fish big enough to crack the top 10 Tuesday, Day 5 of the 38th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament.

 

Kewaunee’s Angelo Bortolini and Harold Shaw (shown) teamed up to tackle a 41-1/2-inch, 32.78-pound chinook around sunrise off their home port, a new leader and a salmon big enough to win in all but a dozen of the previous 37 events. The beast of a fish hit a spoon set about 25 feet down in about 150 feet of water.

 

Last year’s third place finisher (with a 33.59 opening morning in 2019), Keith “Buck” Felhofer, had a 31.23-pounder smack a spoon set about 60 feet down in 140 feet of water early Tuesday evening while fishing on friend Dick Franke’s boat, “Amy Bee,” out of Baileys Harbor.

 

Moving into third was Shawn Krause of Hortonville with a 39-inch, 30.99-pounder that hit a spoon off leadcore around 7:30 a.m. in 100 feet of water near Rock Island.

 

Devin Buhr’s opening day 30.49 slid to the fourth spot, followed by three 29-plus-pounders weighed Tuesday, two at Algoma and one at the island. The top 80 salmon are all larger than 23 pounds, including 38 that are heavier than 25 pounds.

 

Strong currents continued to make trolling a challenge, but should settle overnight with a light southwest wind expected. Northwest winds early Wednesday are forecast to move north at 10-15 knots by midday, or early afternoon.

 

With four days of tournament fishing remaining, there's bound to be plenty of changes in the leaderboard. More than $50,000 in cash and prizes are on the line, including the top prize of $10,000 cash, a free mount of the fish and a custom-made salmon ring for the winner; $6,000 cash and a Howie’s Tackle bonus prize for second; and $4,000 cash for third. The payout always goes more than 100 places deep.

 

Tickets — $25 for the rest of the tournament, or $13 for a daily chance — are available at B&K Bait and Tackle at Kap’s Marina on Washington Island, Jungwirth Ace Hardware in Sister Bay, Baileys 57 in Baileys Harbor, JP Express north of Carlsville, Howie’s Tackle & Archery and Greystone Castle in Sturgeon Bay, Accurate Marine & Tackle and Center Court Convenience in Kewaunee, and Algoma BP and JP Express in Algoma. Tickets are available 24/7 at both JP Express locations.

 

For daily updates and pictures of many of the heavyweights, visit https://www.facebook.com/kdsalmon2020.

 

Angelo Bortolini, 32.78, K, 7/21

Keith “Buck” Felhofer, 31.23, BH, 7/21

Shawn Krause, 30.99, WI, 7/21

Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17

Craig Allen Dailey, 29.44, WI, 7/21

Cory Schneider, 29.44, A, 7/21

David Blaskowski, 29.32, A, 7/21

Jacob Junion, 28.35, BH, 7/20

Leonard Arsenault, 28.24, WI, 7/21

Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18

 

Lynn Bergan, 27.96, SB, 7/20

Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17

Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17

Tom Ruechel, 27.75, A, 7/21

Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18

Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17

Logan Wiesman, 26.83, SB, 7/20

Kelly Dequaine, 26.32, BH, 7/19

Kristopher Smith, 26.30, A, 7/19

Kirk Kontny, 26.16, BH, 7/20

 

Mike Lipsey, 26.08, SB, 7/21

Jim Jorgenson, 26.06, WI, 7/17

Caleb Cornell, 26.03, WI, 7/21

Daniel Duffenbach, 25.94, A, 7/17

Russell Sheets, 25.86, SB, 7/21

Kim McArdle, 25.78, K, 7/20

Jeff Schroeder, 25.77, SB, 7/17

Mark Hendricks, 25.73, SB, 7/17

Garrett Waloway, 25.72, BH, 7/17

Tyler Adams, 25.71, WI, 7/20

 

David Anderson, 25.62 A, 7/17

Zachary Biehl, 25.47, BH, 7/20

Steven Schulfer, 25.46, BH, 7/19

Phillip Hardy, 25.32, BH, 7/21

Tom Gorg, 25.16, K, 7/19

Nick Waranski, 25.05, K, 7/17

Andrew Roth, 24.97, K, 7/20

Josh Schmidt, 24.90, A, 7/20

Jacob Stoling, 24.85, SB, 7/17

Jim Guckenberg, 24.75, WI, 7/20

 

Chad Walker, 24.69, SB, 7/20

Andrea Evans, 24.68, A, 7/18

Melanie Hagerty, 24.59, SB, 7/17

Carson Delaruelle, 24.45, K, 7/21

Les Hillbery, 24.44, K, 7/20

Kevin Paplham, 24.42, K, 7/17

Andrew Jurczykowski, 24.42, WI, 7/19

Scout Gerndt, 24.38, BH, 7/21

Shannon Kapla, 24.32, A, 7/20

Austin Novak, 24.21, WI, 7/21

 

Bucks prepare for season restart

The Milwaukee Bucks are continuing to work towards their season restart date of July 31st.

 

The team has been at Disney's Wide World of Sports for about two weeks after getting clearance from the NBA to head there from Milwaukee. Missing from action currently is Eric Bledsoe, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and is yet to join the team. Pat Connaughton is not with the team for the same reason and the return of both players is still unknown. On the positive side, recent COVID-19 tests done within the bubble showed no positive cases of COVID-19 out of 346 tested players.

Packers preseason schedule altered

Rookies across the NFL including the Green Bay Packers will get to camp later than originally planned.

 

The team's newest players will head to Green Bay on Thursday after the NFLPA and the league agreed to new safety protocols, which involves each organization developing its own COVID-19 plan of action. The two sides are still working on some of the financial details for the season, including canceling all the preseason games and making roster amendments. 

 

No other new changes to the training camp schedule were made Monday and the regular season is still slated to begin in Minnesota on September 12th.

Twenty-pounders hit century mark in K/D Tournament

Three trophy fish moved into the top 10 Monday, including a new second-place giant for Jacob Junion at Baileys Harbor (28.35 pounds) and an amazingly-long chinook (45 inches) that weighed 27.96 pounds at Sturgeon Bay. While a "king" that long would normally be well over 30 pounds, it’s still an absolutely fantastic catch for Lynn Bergan! 

 

Interestingly, the top five fish currently represent all five of the weigh-in ports: Algoma, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee. There are already more than 100 20-pound-plus salmon on the leaderboard, and the top 60 are all heavier than 23 pounds. 

 

Ever-changing winds continue to challenge K/D anglers. Several days of powerful southeast and west winds upwelled cold water from the depths and had surface temperatures drop more than 20 degrees from Saturday, with strong currents. On Monday, the wind switched to the northwest, then settled nicely from the north/northeast in the afternoon. Light and variable winds tonight are expected to give way to moderate southeast tomorrow, then light to moderate from the north on Wednesday. There’s a chance of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening.  

 

Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17

Jacob Junion, 28.35, BH, 7/20

Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18

Lynn Bergan, 27.96, SB, 7/20

Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17

 

Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17

Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18

Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17

Logan Wiesman, 26.83, SB, 7/20

Kelly Dequaine, 26.32, BH, 7/19

 

Kristopher Smith, 26.30, A, 7/19

Kirk Kontny, 26.16, BH, 7/20

Jim Jorgenson, 26.06, WI, 7/17

Daniel Duffenbach, 25.94, A, 7/17

Kim McArdle, 25.78, K, 7/20

 

Jeff Schroeder, 25.77, SB, 7/17

Mark Hendricks, 25.73, SB, 7/17

Garrett Waloway, 25.72, BH, 7/17

Tyler Adams, 25.71, WI, 7/20

David Anderson, 25.62 A, 7/17

 

Picture courtesy of K/D Salmon Tournament

Booyah back to .500 after series split

After dropping the first two games of its four-game set in Rockford, the Green Bay Booyah rallied back to take the final two matchups, including 3-2 win Monday night.

 

The pitching duel was highlighted by the Booyah's Harrison Cook, who went 5 2/3 innings of one-hit ball while striking out four. Joe Taylor earned the win in relief after the Booyah pushed across two runs in the top of the ninth thanks to a sacrifice fly by Andy Blake and alert base running by Chris Seng.

 

The Booyah come back to Ashwaubenon Wednesday night for a three game homestand against the LaCrosse Loggers and the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.

Sister Bay, Egg Harbor continue unbeaten starts

It was another week and another win for Egg Harbor and Sister Bay as the pair continue their unbeaten start to the Northern Door Athletics Baseball Tournament.

 

Egg Harbor shutout Institute 7-0, Sister Bay toppled Maplewood 9-5, and West Jacksonport came back to beat Washington Island 3-2. Kolberg collected a forfeit against Baileys Harbor. The week five slate is scheduled to begin Friday when Maplewood visits Institute. The Sunday afternoon schedule includes Sister Bay hosting Kolberg, West Jacksonport traveling to Egg Harbor, and Washington Island looking for its first victory of the tournament against winless Baileys Harbor. 

Blue/Gold Series concludes ahead of Wednesday exhibition

It is time to face an actual opponent for the Milwaukee Brewers after the Gold squad won the final game of its intrasquad series with the Blue team 4-2.

 

Omar Narvaez gave his Gold squad the 2-1 lead on his third home-run of the scrimmage series. Brandon Woodruff looked good in his final tune-up before the regular-season opener against the Chicago Cubs, giving up just an unearned run while striking out five over five innings of work. Christian Yelich continued his struggles at the plate, going 0-5 on Sunday after collecting his first hit of the series on Friday. 

 

The Brewers announced two of their non-roster invitees are going to make the roster after strong showings in both spring training and summer camp. Logan Morrison has proved his swing could provide some valuable pop from first base and Justin Grimm could be another valuable piece coming out of the bullpen for the Brewers.

 

The Brewers will have a few more days of practice before traveling to Chicago to face the White Sox on Wednesday.

Booyah picks up first shutout of the season

After getting blown out on Saturday, the Green Bay Booyah returned the favor Sunday afternoon, beating the Rockford Rivets 12-0.

 

Nick Kreutzer, Bo Majkowski, Max Wagner made up the middle of the order and cashed in, combining to register nine runs, six hits, and four RBI for the Booyah. Ethan Payne hit his second home run of the year for the Booyah to tack onto their large lead. Jack Mahoney did not need much help from the offense as he pitched five innings of shut out ball while striking out five Rivets players. The series continues in Rockford at 6:05 p.m.

Buhr still leads K/D Salmon Tournament field after weekend

Despite some challenging weather events opening weekend of the 38th annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament, 75 chinooks in excess of 20 pounds were brought to official tournament scales.

 

A pair of 26-pounders were the heaviest weighed Sunday, a 26.32 for Kelly Dequaine (fishing with Door County charter captain Andy Stuth) at Baileys 57 and a 26.30 for Kristopher Smith of Stevens Point at Algoma BP. Dequaine said she wanted to show "girl power" so she caught the biggest fish on the boat. Way to go Kelly!


Light winds are in the forecast for Monday, and anglers will try to unlock the secrets of cold-water "kings" after a 1-2 punch of a strong southeast blow Saturday followed by powerful west winds Sunday rolled the lake and scattered fish. Salmon could be anywhere from near shore to very deep water, but one thing is for sure: the field is even for all, and those who put in their time and cover a lot of water may be rewarded with a savage strike from a mature chinook!

 

Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17

Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18

Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17

Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17

Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18

Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17

Kelly Dequaine, 26.32, BH, 7/19

Kristopher Smith, 26.30, A, 7/19

Jim Jorgenson, 26.06, WI, 7/17

Daniel Duffenbach, 25.94, A, 7/17

 

Jeff Schroeder, 25.77, SB, 7/17

Mark Hendricks, 25.73, SB, 7/17

Garrett Waloway, 25.72, BH, 7/17

David Anderson, 25.62 A, 7/17

Steven Schulfer, 25.46, BH, 7/19

Tom Gorg, 25.16, K, 7/19

Nick Waranski, 25.05, K, 7/17

Jacob Stoling, 24.85, SB, 7/17

Andrea Evans, 24.68, A, 7/18

Melanie Hagerty, 24.59, SB, 7/17

 

Kevin Paplham, 24.42, K, 7/17

Andrew Jurczykowski, 24.42, WI, 7/19

Scott Lindgren, 24.07, WI, 7/18

Michael Lambrecht, 23.88, WI, 7/18

Ryan Demmin, 23.84, K, 7/17

Arnold LeFevre, 23.79, BH, 7/19

Nathan Schultz, 23.66, K, 7/17

Kurt Osterkamp, 23.55, K, 7/18

Chris “Chico” Fernandez, 23.52, SB, 7/18

Mike Tess, 23.45, SB, 7/19

 

Picture courtesy of K/D Salmon Tournament

 

 

Kolberg earns forfeit ahead of Noor Door baseball tournament slate

Kolberg has already earned its win this weekend as the Nothern Door Athletics Club hosts another weekend of tournament baseball.

 

Baileys Harbor forfeited its matchup against Kolberg before Sunday's slate. The decision moves up Sister Bay's game against Maplewood to the traditional 1:30 p.m. start time at Baileys Harbor. Sunday's other games include Washington Island hosting West Jacksonport and Institute heading to Egg Harbor.

Buhr leads K/D Tourney Field

Cooler water has returned to the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan, which could fire up the catches as things begin to stabilize this week.

 

Large waves, dense fog and a fast-moving storm reduced participation Saturday, but a dozen more 20-pound-plus "kings" were put to official tournament scales. The biggest of the day was a 28.12 for Gary Welch of Sturgeon Bay (pictured) at B&K Bait and Tackle @ Kap's Marina on Washington Island.

 

West winds are expected to settle the nearshore waters on the lake side of the K/D Peninsula Sunday, and light northwest winds are expected to start the day Monday before swinging around to light southeast.

 

More than $50,000 in cash and prizes are on the line. Tickets — $25 for the full tourney or $13 for a daily chance — are available at B&K Bait and Tackle, Jungwirth Ace Hardware, Baileys 57, JP Express north of Carlsville, Howie’s Tackle & Archery, Greystone Castle, Algoma BP (and Algoma JP Express), Accurate Marine & Tackle, and Center Court Convenience. Tickets are available 24/7 at both JP Express locations. Everyone in the boat age 10 and up must have a ticket, and fishing must be done in the Wisconsin waters off Kewaunee or Door counties.

 

For updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/kdsalmon2020/.

 

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Chico Fernandez, Bob Sconzert, Andrea Evans, Gary Welch, Kurt Osterkamp

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Devin Buhr, 30.49, A, 7/17
Gary Welch, 28.12, WI, 7/18
Carson Delaruelle, 27.95, K, 7/17
Gary Alberts, 27.94, SB, 7/17
Brian Highlen, 27.12, WI, 7/18
Tom Winters, 27.05, WI, 7/17
Jim Jorgenson, 26.06, WI, 7/17
Daniel Duffenbach, 25.94, A, 7/17
Jeff Schroeder, 25.77, SB, 7/17
Mark Hendricks, 25.73, SB, 7/17

Garrett Waloway, 25.72, BH, 7/17
David Anderson, 25.62 A, 7/17
Nick Waranski, 25.05, K, 7/17
Jacob Stoling, 24.85, SB, 7/17
Andrea Evans, 24.68, A, 7/18
Melanie Hagerty, 24.59, SB, 7/17
Kevin Paplham, 24.42, K, 7/17
Scott Lindgren, 24.07, WI, 7/18
Michael Lambrecht, 23.88, WI, 7/18
Ryan Demmin, 23.84, K, 7/17

Nathan Schultz, 23.66, K, 7/17
Kurt Osterkamp, 23.55, K, 7/18
Chris “Chico” Fernandez, 23,52, SB, 7/18
Brian Gabriel, 23.39, SB, 7/18
Ben Lindbo, 23.32, K, 7/17
Derek Sumnicht, 23.26, BH, 7/17
Randy Szcepanski, 23.20, A, 7/17
Peter Mleziva, 23.03, SB, 7/17
Steve Noasconi, 22.96, WI, 7/17
Todd Smith, 22.92 A, 7/17

Ashley Thiel, 22.88, K, 7/18
John Peters, 22.67, WI, 7/17
Rich Rusing, 22.64, WI, 7/17
Robert Holewinski, 22.54, K, 7/17
Jeff Defries, 22.48 A, 7/17
Daniel Miller, 22.28 A, 7/17
Adam Etienne, 22.27, BH, 7/17
Josh Kramer, 22.02, BH, 7/17
Arron Luepike, 21.89, SB, 7/17
Kirk Kontny, 21.85, BH, 7/17

Mike Delaruelle, 21.55, K, 7/17
Rebecca Tegan, 21.34, SB, 7/17
Bradley Bouche, 21.28, A, 7/18
George Cherney, 21.21, K, 7/17
Derek Kumfermann, 21.13 A, 7/17
Andrew Zelner, 20.97, BH, 7/17
Tony Wettstein, 20.92, BH, 7/17
Keith Felhofer, 20.88, BH, 7/17
Hanson Rusing, 20.88, WI, 7/18
Kyle Waelchli, 20.82, K, 7/17

 

 

Picture courtesy of the K/D Salmon Tournament Facebook page

Packers rookies start July 21st, others 28th

Ready or not, the Green Bay Packers are getting ready to go back to camp.

 

According to a letter from NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, rookies will report on July 21, while quarterbacks and injured players may show up two days later. All other players are scheduled to report on July 28. This comes even though the league and the NFLPA have not been able to clear up all of their issues with returning to action in the middle of the pandemic. The pandemic is also why the Packers announced earlier this week that fans would not be allowed at this year's training camp festivities.

Packerland shifts to Phase Two

Beginning Monday, the Packerland Conference will be entering the second phase of its offseason plan. The guidelines follow closely those laid down by the WIAA and feature rules for individual sports as well as the overall COVID-19 activity level in each county. Door and Kewaunee Counties are both classified as high currently, along with most of the state, which could restrict early offseason plans. Moderate COVID activity is defined as active cases affecting less than 50 per 100,000 people. For Kewaunee County, that translates to roughly ten active cases, and Door would be around 13. Both counties are at nearly twice that level.

 

Booyah rocked on the road

After picking up three wins in a four-game series against the Wisconsin Woodchucks and climbing back to .500, the Booyah lost that momentum Friday night in Rockford. The Rivets pummeled Green Bay, 14-1. The Booyah managed just three hits on the night with the only RBI going to Bo Majkowski on a double to right in the fifth inning. Starter Aaron Winkler gave up three runs in three innings. Relievers Dalton Wiggins and Matt Steveson both gave up five runs.

K/D Salmon Tournament already reeling in the big one

It didn’t take long for the K/D Salmon Tournament to create a whopper of a fish tale. In this case, it’s real and there’s documented proof. Just after 9:00 AM Friday, on the first day, the contest’s Facebook page congratulated Jim Jorgenson and Scott Lindgren for reeling in a 26-pound salmon off Washington Island. That’s a lot of filets. The Friday night menu is set for a couple of months. The K/D Salmon Tournament runs through July 25th.

 

Photo courtesy of Barbara Krueger's Facebook page. More updates will be posted there through next weekend.

 

 

Football in the spring? It could happen

Fall sports would be played in the spring and spring sports would take place in the summer under a proposal introduced by a group of southern Wisconsin schools. According to a WisSports.com report, representatives from CESA #3 presented a proposal to the WIAA executive staff that would make winter sports the first to compete in this school year beginning January 2021.  Fall sports would run from March to May and spring sports from May to July. The WIAA Board of Control is expected to review the proposal and could possibly vote on it sometime next week.

Local college sports' seasons slashed

The college sports landscape in Wisconsin this fall is becoming emptier by the day.
 

The Green Bay Athletics Department on Thursday announced its fall sports squads of volleyball, softball, golf, cross country, and soccer will not be competing until at least October. The decision erases the fall season for golf and softball and creates an all-Horizon League schedule for the other sports. The school's affiliate campuses in Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan have canceled their fall seasons entirely.

 

St. Norbert College saw its non-conference schedule cut out this fall. That pushes their first action against Midwest Conference opponents until the end of September.

 

The Wisconsin Badgers announced last week it would play a Big 10-only fall season this year. While the football team will try to reschedule its marquee matchup at Lambeau Field against Notre Dame, the athletic department could be on the hook for $1.75 million in committed non-conference games against Southern Illinois and Appalachian State according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Brewers' Gold look for intrasquad sweep

Members of the Gold team on the Milwaukee Brewers' Summer Camp roster are just one game away from a season of bragging rights.

 

The Gold team took the commanding 3-0 lead over its Blue "rivals" with a 4-1 win. Logan Morrison dealt the big blow, hitting a three-run homer off Freddy Peralta in the Peralta would give up no runs after that in 3 2/3 innings of work while his counterpart Josh Lindblom threw five innings of four hit shutout ball.

Long ball brings Booyah to .500

The Green Bay Booyah scored five runs in the first five innings to propel them to a 5-2 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks Thursday night.

 

Alec Burns got the offense going for the Booyah with a two-run home run in the third inning to stake the home team to a 2-0 victory. Up 4-0, Andy Blake also played longball with the Woodchucks, hitting a solo shot in the fifth inning. Garrett Martin, Avery Stephens, and Cam Bailey combined to hold the Woodchucks to two runs while striking out 14.

Lucas captures MLF trophy

Justin Lucas carried his record-breaking week into the championship round, winning the Major League Fishing First Stage Trophy in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Lucas caught 38 bass during the championship round, eclipsing the 110 pound mark. Second place finisher Mark Daniels Jr. finished in second place with 102 pounds. Lucas and Daniels were the only two anglers out of the 10 in the championship round to reach the 100 pound marker. Eighth place finisher Cliff Pace caught the biggest bass of the day at five pounds-three ounces. The full standings are below from the Major League Fishing website.

 

Championship Round Standings

Justin Lucas: 110 – 05

Mark Daniels: Jr: 102 – 07         

Josh Bertrand: 86 – 14    

Jordan Lee: 79 – 07          

Alton Jones: 78 – 05          

Andy Morgan: 63 – 10      

Mike Iaconelli: 63 – 02    

Cliff Pace: 54 – 05 

Bradley Roy: 30 – 07

Ish Monroe: 28 – 04

 

 

Gold takes 2-0 series lead in Brewers' Summer Camp

The competitive juices are flowing at Miller Park these days as the Gold team took a 2-0 series lead in the Milwaukee Brewers' Summer Camp intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday night.

 

In the 3-0 win, Omar Navarez hit a two-run home run and scored again later in the contest on an Orlando Arcia single. Corbin Burnes stole the show from the offense, pitching four scoreless inning while retiring all 12 batters he faced. 

 

Fans can watch game three of the mock summer camp series on Brewers.com beginning at 6:30 p.m.

No fans allowed at Packers preseason events

Traditions like players riding bikes and the annual Family Night scrimmage will go to the wayside for at least one year after the Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday there would be no fans at its preseason events.

 

The decision means there will be no fans at the Packers' sole preseason game, Family Night scrimmage, or its training camp practices. In a statement released by the organization, President Mark Murphy said it came to the conclusion after consulting local, state, and federal health officials. The Packers are still working on the proper protocols to hopefully allow fans inside Lambeau Field at some point during the regular season.

Booyah capture road win in Wausau

Two insurance runs in the top of ninth proved pivotal as the Green Bay Booyah beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks in Wausau Wednesday night. With the Booyah leading 2-1, Matt McDonald registered an RBI double and later scored on a Chris Seng single to give them a 4-1 advantage. Chandler Ingram gave up two runs in the bottom half of the inning but still earned the save in the win. Jack Sauser got the win in relief, pitching two shutout innings.

 

 

Field set for the championship round of fishing tournament

The Covercraft Stage Five tournament put on by Major League Fishing enters the Championship Round Wednesday with ten anglers vying for the prize in Sturgeon Bay. Eight of the participants advance from the Knockout stage held Wednesday. The weather posed some problems with a three-hour delay taking place in the middle of the round. For the fifth day in a row, someone netted over 100 pounds of catches. Two of the fishermen who advanced from the Knockout Round secured their spots in the final minutes of competition. They join the group winners, Justin Lucas and Cliff Pace.

 

Photo courtesy of majorleaguefishing.com.

Booyah bats cold again

For the second time in three days, the Green Bay Booyah offense went as cold as day-old soup. Sunday, they notched three hits and no runs. Tuesday, they eked out their lone score in the second inning. It was not enough. The Wisconsin Woodchucks erupted for five in the sixth to pad their lead. By the final out, the Woodchucks had pushed across 11 runs. The Booyah and Woodchucks are in the middle of a four-game set, with the next two being played in Wausau starting Wednesday night.

Philadelphia becomes first NFL city to ban attendance

There will be no fans allowed at Lincoln Financial Field to watch Eagles games until 2021 as the City of Philadelphia has banned large gatherings throughout the rest of the year. The question becomes what effect that will have on other NFL teams. It would not be surprising to see Los Angeles, New York, and others potentially follow suit, which sets up a scenario where some teams would be allowed to have fans and others would not. That presents a serious financial disadvantage for the organizations affected, but also a competitive one. That may lead the NFL to step in and mandate one policy for all teams, potentially curbing or eliminating fan attendance at Lambeau Field come September for Packers games. 

Brewers begin Blue-Gold World Series Tuesday

The Milwaukee Brewers will play for bragging rights beginning on Tuesday when it begins its intrasquad Blue-Gold World Series.

 

The teams were picked by catcher Omar Narváez and outfielder Avisaíl García and the games will last between five and seven innings. Brewers.com did not have the full rosters available. It will be summer camp for more than just the players on the field as the game operations crew will get to mimic their daily routines while the TV and radio crews will broadcast the games for the team's Web site. The series will allow the team to more closely simulate a real game experience before they head to Chicago for an exhibition contest against the White Sox next Wednesday and opening day against the Cubs that Friday.

Bucks use jerseys as platforms

Several Milwaukee Bucks players will have different names on the back of their jerseys when the NBA's bubble play begins at the end of the month.

 

The NBA announced earlier this month it would allow players to replace the names on the back of their jerseys with a variety of social justice messages. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, several Bucks players have already made that choice. Kyle Korver and Khris Middleton will wear “Black Lives Matter” while the Antetokounmpo brothers of Giannis and Thanasis will sport "Equality" on the back of their jerseys. 

 

The Bucks will open bubble play at 5:30 p.m. on July 31st against the Boston Celtics.

Late inning offense leads Booyah to victory

The Green Bay Booyah used power from the corner infielders, and mounted a comeback in the final two innings to beat the Woodchucks, 6-5.

 

Green Bay got the offense started in the second, already trailing 3-0. Alec Burns led off the inning with an infield single, and then advanced to third on a hit by Stephen Hrustich. In the very next at-bat, Matt McDonald brought Burns in on a sacrifice fly, bringing the Booyah within two.

 

In the fifth, Tennessee freshman Ethan Payne delivered his first big hit of the 2020 season as he blasted a ball over the right field wall, scoring Chris Seng in the process, and tying the game at three. Payne finished the day 1-for-4 with two runs driven in.

 

During the eighth inning, with the Booyah trailing by two, Green Bay’s Andy Blake reached first on an error on third baseman Caleb Denny. Later, with two outs, Burns delivered his second home run over the short porch in right, sending it into the ninth tied at five.

 

The ninth inning was an exciting one for Green Bay, as McDonald led off the frame with a double into the left field corner. Seng advanced McDonald to third on a bunt single, before Ty Olejnik brought McDonald home on a deep fly into left, sending the Booyah into a frenzy. McDonald finished the day 2-for-3 with an RBI and two doubles.

 

On the rubber, Harrison Cook went four innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out six batters. Reliever Dalton Wiggins threw in three innings, giving up only three hits but letting two runs come in. In the eighth and ninth, Eric Torres and Chandler Ingram combined for three strikeouts, and helped lift the Booyah past the Woodchucks. Ingram earned the win, his second of the season.

 

Green Bay and Wisconsin meet again tomorrow at Capital Credit Union Park with first pitch scheduled for 6:35pm. Dixie State freshman Benton Hart takes the mound, in search of his first victory.

 

Pictured provided by the Green Bay Booyah

Badgers urge COVID-19 spread prevention

The University of Wisconsin athletics department is doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

In a video released on the department's social media feeds, athletic director Barry Alvarez describes steps Badgers fans can take to slow the spread. A masked Bucky, Paul Bunyan's axe to show six feet, and singing "Varsity" were just some of the ways highlighted in the short video you can find below.

 

 

Kewaunee County Spartans fall to Crivitz

In one of the first high school-level sporting events to take place in the area since March, the Kewaunee County Spartans could not bring home the victory.

 

The JV squad was able to bring home a 3-0 win over visiting Crivitz, but it was the Wolverines that captured the varsity contest against the Spartans 5-2. The Spartans were able to give the Wolverines a scare at the end of the game, scoring in the latter innings and had the bases loaded before Crivitz was able to put the contest away. 

Lucas holds lead in Major League Fishing Event

Justin Lucas continues to hold a strong lead in the Covercraft Stage Five Presented by Abu Garcia in Sturgeon Bay after three days of competition. Lucas added 63-13 on Sunday to finish up with 205-6 during his stay in Sturgeon Bay. The previous two-day record was just over 160 pounds. His efforts give him a couple of days off after capturing the automatic berth for Group A. 

 

David Dudley had the best day of any angler on the water, catching over 102 pounds of bass to move all the way up to fourth place after sitting in 37th place before the day started. 

 

You can full the updated results by clicking this link

 

 

Booyah shut out in Rapids

All the action occurred in the first two innings and that was enough as the Green Bay Booyah lost to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafter 3-0 Sunday afternoon.

 

Two passed balls scored the Rafters' Richie Schiekofer in the first inning to stake them to a 1-0 lead. It was Schiekofer' two run double that gave the Rafters some extra insurance in the 3-0 win. A Matt McDonald double was the biggest hit the Booyah had on the day and Mark Wagner was the closest player to scoring, advancing to third base in the top of the 8th inning before the side was retired. Bo Majikowski also got a hit for the Booyah. 

Lauer reports to Brewers Camp after COVID scare

It is better late than never for Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Eric Lauer.

 

Lauer made his first summer camp experience just before the weekend after it was learned one of his close contacts tested positive for COVID-19. Lauer is healthy after experiencing shoulder discomfort during spring training. Since he is behind schedule, Lauer joined Brewers infielder Luis Urías and pitcher Angel Perdomo on the COVID-19 injured list after it was learned they had tested positive. The Brewers are two weeks out from opening day at Wrigley Field, though the squad will participate in their own "World Series" for bragging rights leading up to their exhibition game next Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

Pro Bass Tour record set in Day 2 of Major League Fishing

The Bass Pro Tour returned to Sturgeon Bay Saturday for Day One of
the Covercraft Stage Five presented by Abu Garcia Group B Qualifying Round bringing in a collective 1,765 pounds on 593 bass. Berkley Pro Keith Poche dominated the second and third  Periods to finish the day in first place with 112 pounds, nine ounces. Alton Jones Jr. marched up the score tracker into second place after catching only one fish in the first four hours of competition. Season Points leader Jordan Lee pivoted early to end up in third place. Mike Iaconelli led early in the day’s competition and returned to finish fourth. Group B is off tomorrow, Sunday; Group A returns for the second day of their Qualifying
Round, where one will win an automatic berth to Wednesday’s Championship Round and 20 anglers, will be sent home. 

 

In this event hosted by Destination Sturgeon Bay, the field of 40 Pros secured two Bass Pro Tour records:
the most scorable bass in one day and the most weight in one day. Collectively Group B caught 593 scorable (2 pounds or greater) bass, 40 more over Group A’s first-day count, for 1,765 pounds.  Louisiana-resident Keith Poche caught 51 pounds in the third Period alone to secure his 23-pound lead over second place and the fourth Pro of this tournament to cross the century mark (100+ pounds) in one day. After catching a modest six fish in Period one, Poche pivoted in Period two and never looked back, catching the most scorable bass for the day at 44 on a Berkley MaxScent flat worm.


The Top Ten of Day One, Qualifying Group B finished as follows:


Place Angler Total Weight Total Fish Largest Fish
1 Keith Poche 112-09 44 4-03
2 Alton Jones Jr. 89-07 31 4-14
3 Jordan Lee 71-12 24 4-10
4 Mike Iaconelli 67-09 23 4-10
5 Skeet Reese 67-03 22 4-08
6 Bobby Lane 67-00 21 4-09
7 Cliff Pace 66-07 23 4-03
8 Todd Faircloth 64-05 23 3-12
9 Edwin Evers 62-00 24 3-10
10 Cody Meyer 60-11 10 4-07

 

For complete results, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com, Bass Pro Tour, Results.


The competition continues Sunday when Group A returns to the water for the second day of their Qualifying Round, including Josh Bertrand, Fletcher Shryock, Aaron Martens, and current leader Justin Lucas. The winner of Group A will earn an automatic berth into Wednesday’s Championship Round and places 2-20 will advance into Tuesday’s Knockout Round.
Pending no weather delays, the day begins at Sawyer Park Boat Launch, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., 6:15 a.m. CT when the field reports to pick-up their MLF Official and camera operators before trailering to the ramp of his choice. With lines in at 8:00 a.m. CT, the competition consists of three, 150-minute periods.

 

The competition continues Sunday when Group A returns to the water for the second day of their Qualifying Round. The winner will earn an automatic berth into Wednesday’s Championship Round and the bottom 20 will be eliminated.

 

PHOTO:  Louisiana-resident Keith Poche dominated the SCORETRACKER as the fourth Pro of this tournament to cross the century mark (100+ pounds) in one day. 

Booyah falls to Dock Spiders 6-5

The Green Bay Booyah lost a close game to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Saturday evening in Northwoods League baseball.  After taking a 2-0 lead early, the Booyah fell behind 5-3 after a three-run seventh inning by the Rafters.  The Booyah tied the game up in the eighth, only to see Wisconsin Rapids tally a run in the bottom of the inning to secure the 6-5 win.  Ron Cole (0-1) took the hard-luck loss.  Brady West led the Booyah offensively with two doubles and two runs scored as well as two RBIs.  The Booyah (5-6)  and Rafters (8-3) will play Sunday in Wisconsin Rapids to finish up the two-game series.

Bucks back on the hardwoods "in bubble"

The Milwaukee Bucks are back to work getting ready for the resumption of the NBA season in Orlando.  After arriving in Orlando on Thursday, the Bucks remained in their hotel rooms for two days before doing some light practicing on Saturday.  Milwaukee did not bring their entire "traveling party" leaving some unnamed personnel in Milwaukee for unspecified reasons after their practice facility was closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.  The Bucks had the best record in the NBA when the season was suspended back in March.  Milwaukee is scheduled to play Boston on July 31 when they get back on the road to hopefully claiming their first NBA Championship since 1971.  

ESPN reporter in hot water for vulgarity aimed at US Senator

ESPN’s NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski is known for getting scoops at a prodigious rate, called Woj bombs. On Friday, he dropped a bomb of a different variety in the inbox of Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley. That email, just two words and seven letters long, could jeopardize his career. Hawley wrote a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver asking for the league’s new policy allowing social justice messages on uniforms to be less restrictive. Hawley argued that only permitting ten slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” without allowing the counterpoint to be expressed could create a bias in the league’s messaging on various issues. Hawley specifically asked why messages like “Back the Blue” or “Free Hong Kong” were not acceptable. That was enough to draw Woj’s ire.


ESPN has said it is handling the matter internally. It should be noted that the network has fired employees for significantly less offensive conduct in the past. Wojnarowski’s last tweet about the Milwaukee Bucks was July 5th, when he broke a story about the team shutting down its practice facility due to COVID-19. China is a huge market for the NBA, both the league and its merchandise partners like Nike. It has been reticent to call out the country for its grave human rights abuses, even as players, coaches, and league officials routinely weigh in on American political issues.

 

Booyah climb back to .500

After starting the year in a 1-3 hole, the Green Bay Booyah have ripped off four of five, including an extra innings victory Friday night. The Booyah were able to take down the Dock Spiders in Fond du Lac, 5-3. A two-run single in the top of the tenth inning by Alec Burns held up after Joe Taylor struck out the side in his second inning of work to pick up the win. Green Bay will be at Wisconsin Rapids for two games this weekend. The Rafters swept the Booyah to open the season.


Photo by Justin Nuoffer.

 

National champion player to host pickleball clinic

The Badger will be stalking the pickleball courts of Door County on Saturday. Nine-time national champion Dave Weinbach, a Madison native, will be hosting clinics to help area players hone their skills in what is becoming an increasingly popular sport locally. Club President Jay Renstrom says the clinic has been in the works since last October. 

 


Renstrom shares that another clinic, with a separate organization, is already scheduled for next month. If you are interested in taking part Saturday, the morning lesson in Sister Bay is already sold out, as is the “play with the pros” exhibition late in the day. The Sturgeon Bay session runs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

 

 

 

Nor Door Athletics Baseball Tournament continues

The Week 3 opener in the Nor Door Athletics Baseball Tournament is guaranteed leave only one team at the top of the standings at the end. 

 

Tonight in Baileys Harbor the tournament's two undefeated teams will square off as Sister Bay plays West Jacksonport. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m.

 

Sunday's slate includes a neutral site game in Egg Harbor between Kolberg and Maplewood, Egg Harbor ferrying to Washington Island and Baileys Harbor hosting Institute. Those games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Brewers announce 2021 schedule

The Milwaukee Brewers certainly have their eyes on the future approximately two weeks away from its first game of their truncated 2020 season.

 

For the more immediate future, Brewers.com has given peeks into Miller Park with daily streams of their intrasquad games. The team itself put 12 more players on their 60-man roster, many of which will report directly to Grand Chute for workouts at Fox Cities Stadium where its affiliate the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play. Some of the players heading north include their number one ranked prospect Brice Turang and many of their other draft picks from the past three drafts.

 

Looking out even further, the Brewers announced their 2021 schedule. Highlights include opening day April 1st at home against the Minnesota Twins and the AL Central as its primary interleague opponent this year. The full schedule can be found here.

Only B1G games for the Badgers this fall

You will not see any of the Wisconsin Badgers fall sports play outside a Big 10 venue this fall.

 

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that if fall sports are allowed to resume that they would only play themselves. The decision affects not just football but also men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. This also means Green Bay area fans will not be seeing the Badgers play at Lambeau Field this October against Notre Dame. There is gold at the end of that rainbow however: both programs are committed to rescheduling the game after the two teams meet at Chicago's Soldier Field in 2021.

Booyah beat Dock Spiders, lose to rain

The rain won out, but not before the Green Bay Booyah picked up another win this week, beating the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 10-8 in seven innings.

 

The Dock Spiders got out to a 2-0 lead before Matt McDonald and Cameron Tilly each put the ball in play to tie the game up at two after a pair. The Booyah would put up six runs over the next two innings, thanks in part to a pair of RBI from Stephen Hrustich. The three run rally in the fourth was extremely important after the Booyah gave up five runs in the top half despite only allowing one hit. The Booyah would clinch the victory in the sixth inning when Hrustich struck again with a two-run homer. After the Dock Spiders went scoreless in the top half of the seventh, a rainstorm wiped out the remainder of the game.

 

Photo from the Green Bay Booyah

Coaching jobs a plenty in the peninsula

Those wishing to coach at the high school level in the Door Peninsula certainly have their pick.

 

Close to 20 different coaching positions across five districts in Door and Kewaunee Counties are available to those interested in applying. Half of those jobs would have a quick turnaround with the fall seasons scheduled to have their first practices within the next month. Below are the positions that are available.

 

Algoma: Junior Varsity Volleyball

 

Southern Door: Middle School Football, Middle School Track Field, Varsity Basketball (assistant), Middle School Basketball, Varsity Cross Country (assistant), Junior Varsity Baseball, Varsity Volleyball, Junior Varsity 1 Volleyball, Middle School Volleyball

 

Sturgeon Bay: Middle School Volleyball, Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

 

Luxemburg-Casco: Middle School Cross Country, Varsity Girls Golf, 7th Grade Girls Volleyball

 

Gibraltar: Freshman Volleyball, Middle School Football, JV Baseball, Soccer (assistant)  

Badgers' Wrigley date postponed

At least one of Wisconsin football's two neutral site games in 2020 has been moved.

 

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday it was postponing the Wrigley Field matchup that was slated to feature the Badgers playing the host Wildcats in November. The uncertainty of the baseball and football schedules and the unlikelihood of a capacity crowd due to COVID-19 concerns played into the decision. The Badgers will still play the Wildcats south of the border this season, though it will be at Ryan Field. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Badgers' matchup with Notre Dame at Lambeau Field on October 3rd. Rumors began swirling last month that the game may be moved to South Bend since the Lambeau matchup is part of the Irish's Shamrock Series. 

Brewers sign first-round pick

First-round pick Garrett Mitchell is officially a Milwaukee Brewer.

 

The team announced Wednesday that it had signed the UCLA product after batting .355 (22-for-62) with 18 runs, six doubles and nine RBI for the Bruins this spring. The Brewers now have all five of its draft picks signed. The news comes after the team was able to close the roof and play a situational scrimmage at Miller Park and providing fans their first glimpse of the team since March's spring training games in Arizona.

Ryder Cup postponement expected Wednesday

The PGA of America is set to announce the postponement of this year’s Ryder Cup, set for Whistling Straits in Kohler, until 2021. The tournament features a European squad matching up against American golfers every two years. The Ryder Cup is known for its large crowds and boisterous fans, breaking from golf’s traditional model. Given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, that atmosphere would most likely have been impossible. The location alternates between the two continents, so an American course hosts only once every four years. The Midwest has been heavily featured in recent decades with Oakland Hills in Michigan, Medinah near Chicago, and Hazeltine outside of Minneapolis, serving as the setting for one of the game’s most significant events since 2004. When the Ryder Cup finally happens, it will be its first time ever in Wisconsin.

Booyah offense pours it on late

The Green Bay Booyah scored six runs in the final three innings, highlighted by four tallies in the eighth as they rallied past La Crosse for their second straight win. The Booyah improve to 3-4 this season. They go for the two-game sweep tonight at 6:35 PM.


Infielder Andy Blake, from Columbia University, had a home run. The rest of Green Bay’s runs were scored station-to-station. The big eighth inning was powered by several singles and RBIs from Ethan Payne, Chris Seng, and Nadir Lewis. Pitcher Cam Bailey picked up the win in relief.

 

Photo of Andy Blake provided by Justin Nuoffer

 

Blackhawks defend team name

The Chicago Blackhawks are bucking the trend, defending their use of an American Indian nickname. The NHL team says it was chosen to honor the famous Sauk leader who rose to tribal chief after being known for his daring, and brutal, war parties. He even commanded Sauk forces against the United States army in a brief conflict known as the Black Hawk War in 1832. It ended in the Battle of Bad Axe, which was fought in Wisconsin. 


The NFL’s Washington Redskins are rumored to be close to selecting the Washington Warriors as their new team name. MLB’s Cleveland Indians are also reviewing their mascot, a move that has gotten the support of the team’s manager Terry Francona.

 

Booyah Win on Walk-Off from Andy Blake

The Green Bay Booyah battled with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders on Monday night before Andy Blake propelled the Booyah to victory 5-4 on a walk-off single in the ninth.

 

The scoring for Green Bay started in the fourth inning when North Greenville senior Brady West homered over the right field wall to give the Booyah a 1-0 lead. In the sixth with the scored even at one, West Virginia’s Alec Burns connected for his first home run of the year, a three-run shot to give Green Bay a 4-1 advantage.

 

In the ninth, with the score tied at four, freshman Andy Blake delivered his first big hit of the season, singling into center field to bring home Stephen Hrustich and give Green Bay their first walk-off win of the year. Blake finished the day at a perfect 3-for-3.

 

On the mound, starter Jack Mahoney went four innings, giving up only two hits while striking out two Dock Spiders. Through seven innings this season, the UW-Milwaukee left hander is yet to give up an earned run. Out of the bullpen, Eric Torres punched out two batters, while throwing an inning and a third. Nicholls State junior Joe Taylor was on the hook for a blown save, but picked up the win after getting out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth.

 

Tomorrow, the Booyah hit the road and travel to La Crosse to take on the Loggers for the first time this season. Kentucky freshman Harrison Cook will make his first start of the season, as first pitch at Copeland Park is set for 6:35.

School boards discuss fall athletics season

With the start of practices for fall sports about a month away, area school boards are taking up the issue at their summer meetings.

 

Gibraltar started the discussion at its meeting on June 22nd and will take it further when it meets again this month. Luxemburg-Casco chatted about allowing athletes to participate in sports as a part of the summer contact period, but nothing specific about the fall. The Kewaunee School Board will discuss athletics at its special board meeting on July 7th. Sevastopol. Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Algoma's school boards have not taken up fall athletics in recent meetings.

 

The WIAA released Return to Play guidelines last month for all fall sports as principals of Packerland Conference meet to discuss a plan for move forward so athletics and in-person classes can both continue safely. 

Brewers announce regular season schedule

The 60-game sprint for the Milwaukee Brewers will officially begin in Chicago on July 24th after the team released its truncated schedule on Monday.

 

The Brewers get one last tune-up at Guaranteed Rate Field against the Chicago White Sox before traveling crosstown to face the Cubs to open the regular season. The first game at Miller Park will not be until game seven of the regular season to face the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31st. The Brewers will only play Central Division opponents with the majority being against their National League foes. The season ends in St. Louis on September 27th.

 

You can see the full schedule here by clicking this link

Two Brewers test positive for COVID-19

Two players on the Milwaukee Brewers roster will be out of action for a while after testing positive for COVID-19.

 

Manager Craig Counsell told reporters Monday that the newly acquired Luis Urias and left-handed farmhand Angel Perdomo will miss the onset of summer camp due to the diagnosis. Both had hopes of being contributors to the 2020 team. The news came after ESPN reported the Milwaukee Bucks closed the doors on its training center due to positive COVID-19 tests within its organization.

Luxemburg-Casco athletes "return to fitness"

The layoff is over for many Luxemburg-Casco athletes beginning Monday.

 

The school's Return to Fitness program starts with a number of precautions in place to protect students from possible COVID-19 exposure. Those precautions include students staying home if they exhibit symptoms, not entering the facility until 10 minutes before their session, and mandatory temperature checks. Ongoing construction means students will get an extra workout in as parking near the building is currently blocked.

 

 

Bays top A's

The hits came fast and furious in Sister Bay's 13-1 win over Baileys Harbor on Sunday.

 

Alex Laughlin led the way with three hits as the Bays had plenty of baserunners throughout the afternoon to help them earn their second straight win on the young season. They will play next at Baileys Harbor for a night game against West Jacksonport on Friday. Other weekend games included Washington Island hosting Maplewood and Kolberg traveling to Egg Harbor.

COVID-19 shuts down Bucks facility

Less than a month before the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to enter their Disney World bubble, the organization has been forced to close its facility due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the closure on Sunday due to positive COVID-19 tests. The team is still expected to leave for Florida on Thursday, though members of the team's traveling party must test negative twice in order to head to the bubble. The Sacramento Kings also closed their facility over the weekend due to positive COVID-19 tests, joining the Bucks and four other organizations in doing so as a precaution. 

Late innings doom Booyah

The Green Bay Booyah gave up a late lead on a steamy Independence Day evening at Capital Credit Union Park to fall 5-3 to the Rockford Rivets.

 

After giving up two runs in the top half of the third inning, the Booyah pushed two across the plate on a single by Cameron Tilly.  It could have been just a single tally, but it was the heads up base running of Andy Blake that knotted things up. Nadir Lewis took advantage of a dropped third strike to score from third to make it a 3-2 game in the fifth inning. The Rivets tied the game in the ninth inning and pushed across a pair in the 10th inning to prevent the Booyah from winning their second game of the young season. 

Shortened season gives Brewers' Braun lifeline

For Ryan Braun fans, you might finally have a reason to thank COVID-19.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers staple for well over a decade told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel during the team's first workouts since March that the universal DH and shortened season may have extended his career out to 2021. Fewer games and less time out in the field could keep Braun fresh for what the Brewers hope will be a third straight season in the playoffs. The team has a $15 million option for 2021, but a lesser number may have to suffice if Braun wants to finish his career with the Brewers.  Braun and the Brewers are working through their summer camp schedule before the "regular" season begins at the end of the month.

Packers lay out fall plans

The Green Bay Packers are planning on people coming to games this fall, it just may look a little different than you are used to compared to years' past.

 

In a letter sent to season ticket holders last week, the organization let them know that they are hoping to have fans in the stands this season but gave them the option to either opt-in or opt-out without having to worry about losing their seats for future years. The Gold and Green season ticket designations will disappear for a year and Brown County residents will not get the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets this year. With 6,500 seats likely being blocked off and social distancing measures being enforced, season ticket holders will go to less games this year and be required to wear a face mask when they do so.

 

The first preseason game hosted by the Packers has already been canceled with the NFLPA already petitioning the league to call off the whole preseason.

Booyah notch first win of the season

The second time was the charm playing in front of the home fans for the Green Bay Booyah as they topped Rockford, 5-3. They improve their overall record to 1-2 after losing both ends of a home-and-home series with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to open the season.


Grant Emme was the star, going 3-4 at the plate. His two-run single in the second set the tone early, and he finished with three runs batted in. Emme has seven RBIs in three games.


Avery Stephens was the winning pitcher, throwing two scoreless innings in relief of starter Garrett Martin. The Booyah are home this afternoon with first pitch at 4:35 PM. The game is sold out.

 

*Photo of closer Chandler Ingram provided by the Green Bay Booyah.

 

Professional teams reviewing mascots

Late Thursday, in a coordinated move by multiple corporate sponsors, the Washington Redskins team name came under fire again. FedEx, whose name is on the stadium where the ‘Skins play, announced that they no longer supported the mascot. Almost simultaneously, Nike dropped all Washington merchandise from its online store. Friday morning, the team announced it was conducting an internal review of the situation. Many media outlets are reporting that means a change is already in the works, but so far it remains unsourced. Last quarter Nike swung to a surprise loss, dramatically underperforming Wall Street expectations. The company’s worst region was North America, with a 46% drop in sales. It is unclear how long they can afford to keep one of football’s most recognizable logos away from customers.


Later Friday, the Cleveland Indians from Major League Baseball, said they too were undertaking a review of their name. These moves will put pressure on other franchises featuring American Indian mascots, including the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, and Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champions.

 

NASCAR's most recognizable drive tests positive for COVID-19

NASCAR’s biggest name, Jimmie Johnson, will be missing this weekend’s race from one of the sport’s most famous tracks after testing positive for COVID-19. Johnson has won the NASCAR Cup seven times in his career but will be forced to sit out the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He is the first driver on the circuit to contract the virus. NASCAR is already dealing with a television ratings problem in the wake of the Bubba Wallace noose incident. Last Saturday’s race from Pocono averaged only 2.57 million viewers on the Fox Network. Losing Johnson won’t help that trend.

Sandlot league pops up in Algoma

Algoma Little League has been sidelined like so many other youth baseball groups this year. While Kewaunee County reopened with limited restrictions in April, many parks had activities limited, which led to a shortage of venues for the league to use. For the diehards though, a more informal slate of games has cropped up, says Parks Supervisor Madeline Prokash.

 


Prokash says she expects Algoma’s Perry Field to be opening soon. It has been subject to a curfew for the past couple of weeks due to litter and property damage.

 

PGA Tour modifies COVID-19 testing policy

In a move that could have significant impacts on other industries, the PGA is adopting a new policy to combat false positive tests for COVID-19. The controversy stems from last weekend’s Travelers Championship when golfer Cameron Champ was forced to withdraw due to an affirmative result. Since then, he has taken three separate tests, which all came back negative. It has called into question how often infections are identified when they don’t actually exist. The PGA Tour’s new policy allows a golfer to end the traditional 10-day quarantine early if he is asymptomatic and has multiple tests come back negative at least 24 hours apart. Champ is taking part in the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit this weekend. Entering Friday’s action, he is four strokes off the lead.

NFL promises changes to pregame ceremony

The National Football League announced on Thursday that two anthems would be played during pregame ceremonies before all games during Week One. The official anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, will be sung as is customary, but it will happen after a tune named “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song dubbed the black national anthem. Assuming players revive protests of years prior, the ceremony could prove incredibly divisive. Green Bay is on the road for the first game of the year against Minnesota. They have not commented yet on whether they intend something similar for the Lambeau Field opener against the Detroit Lions the following week.

Sturgeon Bay football release camp dates

When the question "Are You Ready for Some Football?" is asked, the answer from Sturgeon Bay is a resounding yes.

 

The program released its summer football camp dates on Wednesday. They will have one practice July 13th and will meet again August 5th through 7th at the high school. The three-hour practices will begin each night at 6 p.m and are open to incoming freshman and returning high school players.

Booyah lose home opener

The Green Bay Booyah gave up seven unanswered runs in the final two frames to lose their home opener 10-5 to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Wednesday night.

 

In one of the first publicly attended games in the Green Bay area since the WIAA Girls' State Basketball Tournament in March, the Booyah came back from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth inning and a single tally in the sixth inning. Three of those runs came off of home runs for Booyah thanks to Grant Emme and Brady West. Chandler Ingram was the hard luck pitcher in the eighth inning, giving up four runs. Jacob Paulishak gave up another three runs in the ninth as the Rafters put the game out of reach. Chris McElvain took the win for the Rafters while Joe Taylor took the loss for the Booyah despite not giving up a run.

Day of change for Packers

It was a day of addition and subtraction for the Green Bay Packers Wednesday.

 

Added officially to the team was first-round draft pick Jordan Love and second-round draft pick A.J. Dillon. The Utah State quarterback and Boston College running back did not have the terms of their deals released by the team, but NFL Media's Mike Garafolo says Love signed a fully guaranteed four-year contract for $12,383,470, which is the first time a draft pick in that slot has received such a deal. The Packers still have three more draft picks to sign.

 

Gone from the Packers' summer schedule is their annual stay at St. Norbert College and two preseason games. The Packers made the decision after the NFL issued guidelines recommending teams do most if not all of their team functions at their own facilities. It breaks a 60 year streak between the Packers and St. Norbert College in nearby. The Packers also saw their preseason schedule shrunk from four games to two games, losing their home matchup against the Cardinals and their finale at Kansas City. Both of the decisions were made out of respect to growing COVID-19 concerns.

Nor Door Baseball Tournament Week Two schedule

Sister Bay had the best performance of Week One in the Nor Door Baseball Tournament. The Bays locked down Institute, 8-0. Egg Harbor nipped Maplewood. 3-1, Kolberg belted several homers en route to a 9-7 win over Washington Island, and West Jacksonport tripled up Baileys Harbor. 9-3. The Week Two schedule features West Jacksonport at Institute Friday night. 


The Sunday slate is:

 

*Maplewood at Washington Island


*Kolberg at Egg Harbor


*Sister Bay at Baileys Harbor

 

Only two Badgers report positive for COVID-19

Football workouts are underway, and the University of Wisconsin Badgers program has been relatively unscathed from COVID-19. Only two players have been confirmed cases between the volleyball and football programs that were part of phase one of reopening. By comparison, Iowa reported 12 positive cases among returning student-athletes, a high for the Big Ten. Those infected, and the players and staff they had contact with, are self-isolating. Wisconsin reported that 100 of 123 players participated in the first day of workouts last week.

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