Sports Archives for 2020-09

Spartans Post Shutout

The Luxemburg-Casco boys soccer team continued to roll as they beat Denmark 3-0. In a tight first half, the Spartans’ Anthony Patek was able to score off an assist from Nathan Johnson in the 10th minute to give LC a 1-0 lead. The Spartans were able to separate themselves from the Vikings with two goals in the second half. The first goal came from Nathan Johnson in the 50th minute. The second goal came from Derrick Davister off an Anthony Patek assist in the 83rd minute. The Spartan’s Garrett Zuleger recorded two saves while the Vikings’ Derrick Broerman recorded 11 saves.

 

Luxemburg-Casco’s next scheduled match is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when they host Wrightstown.

 

Brewers Split Doubleheader

The Milwaukee Brewers played two of their final four regular-season games in a doubleheader against the Cardinals. After losing the first game of the five-game series, it was essential that the Brewers at least split the doubleheader to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Brewers were victorious in the first game 3-0. Brent Suter pitched a gem that earned him the win. Suter struck out four batters and only gave up two hits and zero runs in four innings of work. The offense started early with an Eric Sogard single in the second to bring home Daniel Vogelbach. Orlando Arcia would add on to the lead with an RBI fielder’s choice that brought in Keston Hiura. Yelich would add the final run of the game with a solo home run in the third.

 

The Brewers would end up dropping the second game 9-1. The Cardinals jumped out early when Matt Carpenter drove in Tommy Edman with a single in the first. The Cardinals would add two more runs in the second and exploded for six runs in the fifth. Milwaukee’s only run came in the sixth with a solo home run by Orlando Arcia. Josh Lindblom received the loss for the Brewers as he gave up three runs in 2 ? innings. The Brewers only recorded two hits as a team.

 

Game four of the series starts at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Football Recap: L-C, Southern Door win in routs

The Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door football teams made quick work of their Waupaca County opponents on Friday night.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, the Spartans turned a close game at halftime into a blowout defeating the Waupaca Comets 41-15.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, the Eagles cruised past the Clintonville Truckers in a 44-7 victory.

 

The NEW Radio Sports Network will feature more high school football when the Sevastopol Pioneers host Auburndale at 1 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU. 


Sevastopol Football Kicks Off

 

Not many thought we would be here but we are. It’s officially football season. After much doubt, Sevastopol will be playing football this fall as they start their season by hosting Auberndale on Saturday. Sevastopol has zero experience against the Apaches as it’s Auburndale’s first season playing 8-man football. There is a lot of speculation on what their game plan will be. The good news though is that this year’s Pioneers squad differs from last year. They have 26 players on the roster and plenty of kids with a lot of experience. Coach Ron Frank says their front line should be a strength this season. 

Even though there will be football played this fall, it’s hard to imagine what could’ve been in any other regular season. Coach Frank thinks that this year’s team was good enough to win a title. 

Sevastopol will play host to Auburndale on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The full podcast is available at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

Packers Injury Update

As Sunday night's showdown with the New Orleans Saints gets closer, the doubt of Davante Adams being ready to play increases. The Green Bay Packers may be without two of their top players in Davante Adams and Kenny Clark. Adams was sidelined for a good portion of the second half, including the entire 4th quarter, of last week's game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Adams has not practiced yet this week. As for Kenny Clark, he was limited in practice today after not participating yesterday as he deals with a groin injury. Kenny Clark was unable to play last week. The Saints’ star wideout Michael Thomas has yet to practice as he deals with an ankle injury he sustained in week one. One of the most anticipated matchups of the NFL season to date may take place with key stars on the bench.

 

The Packers travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints on Sunday at 7:20 p.m.

 

Spartans volleyball has favorable matchup on Saturday

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball looks to stay perfect on Saturday against Wrightstown. The Spartans are currently 4-0 and in first place of the North Eastern Conference. They have not lost a set this year and have also not given up 20 points in a single set. On the other end of the spectrum, Wrightstown enters the matchup with a record of 0-5. Four of the five losses have been in conference and Wrightstown has only won one set on the season. 

 

The Spartans travel to Wrightstown for a 10:30 a.m. match on Saturday.

 

Brewers Drop Pivotal First Game

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped the first game of a five-game series against the Cardinals Thursday night losing 4-2. Corbin Burnes was only able to pitch 3 ? innings and was forced to leave the game with back issues. He received the loss as he struck out five batters and gave up three runs. The first run came off of a Paul Goldschmidt single in the third. The Brewers were able to answer back in the fourth when Tyrone Taylor drove in Jedd Gyorko with a single to tie the game at 1-1. Unfortunately, the Cardinals came back with an answer of their own as Dylan Carlson hit a 2-run home run in the fourth. Carlson would later add onto the 3-1 lead with a double in the sixth to score Dexter Fowler. Brewers’ Eric Sogard drove in Jace Peterson in the ninth but the comeback ended there. With only four games remaining and six teams within two games of each other, the Brewers almost have to be perfect as they are one game back of a wild card spot. 

 

The Brewers are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Friday. The first game starts at 4:15 p.m. followed by the second game that starts at 7:15 p.m.

 

Cross country recap: Sevastopol girls pace competition

Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel picked up right where she left off last season by winning a Packerland Conference event at Southern Door on Thursday.

 

Stenzel's time of 20:30 helped lead the Pioneers to win the girl's meet with 24 points, edging Oconto by seven. Southern Door's top runner was Sanya Wienke, who finished in third place behind Stenzel and Sevastopol's Jolene Luedtke with a time of 23:13 on the 5K course. The Eagles did not have enough runners to score as a team.

 

Neither the Pioneers or the Eagles had enough runners to score as a team in the boys' race, but Southern Door's Grant Englebert won the overall race in a time of 18:43. Sevastopol's Noah Tomaszewski ran a time of 19:12 and Scott Andreae finished with a time of 19:27.

 

Luxemburg- Casco's meet results will be posted in the coming days. You can find a full breakdown of the times at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

FULL RESULTS

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Volleyball recap: L-C wins again, Sevastopol swept

Volleyball got underway for Packerland Conference schools while Luxemburg-Casco continued its hot start to the season.

 

The Spartans have yet to drop a set this year as they cruised to a 25-16, 25-11, 25-17 sweep of Clintonville.

 

Sevastopol opened up their season against a strong Oconto team, falling in straight sets to the Blue Devils 25-19, 25-9, 25-23.

 

Southern Door lost a tight one in their home opener against Peshtigo  25-18, 25-22, 25-21, 25-13, 17-15.

 

Southern Door is scheduled to play in a multi-team event in Valders and Luxemburg-Casco is set to battle Wrightstown on Saturday.

Football Preview: Southern Door, L-C kickoff on NEW Radio Sports Network

The long wait is over for Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco as they start their respective seasons Friday night on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call as the Spartans host the Waupaca Comets as they look to get back to the WIAA playoffs.

 

Over on 102.1 MORE FM, Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will carry the action as the Eagles travel to Clintonville to take on the Truckers for the first time as Packerland Conference foes. 

 

Sevastopol has the night off, but will play at home Saturday against Auburndale at 1 p.m. That game will air on 104.1 WRLU.

 

You can click the links above for full previews for each contest. Football games for all three schools will air for free on your radio, computer, smartphone, and Alexa-enabled device.

Spartans soccer look to continue success

 

The Luxemburg-Casco boys’ soccer team looks to stay undefeated as they host Denmark on Friday. The Spartans beat Wrightstown in their opener 6-3 and are coming off back to back victories over Waupaca. They won the first match 3-1 and survived a thriller earlier in the week 4-3. A Griffin Saldana penalty kick in the 89th minute broke the tie to give the Spartans the victory. 

 

First touch is on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Volleyball preview: All participating teams in action

All the local teams that are allowed to play this fall are in action Thursday night in volleyball action.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco continues its road swing and looks to stay perfect on the young season when it plays at Clintonville at 7 p.m.

 

Packerland play this evening at 7 p.m. includes Southern Door hosting Peshtigo and Sevastopol playing at home against Oconto.

 

Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar called off their fall seasons for contact sports. Kewaunee, which has seen their season postponed for the time being due to the coronavirus, was supposed to play the Vikings.

Southern Door athletics ready to roll

Southern Door High School will help ring in the new sports year in style Thursday when it hosts two different events. It has been since March 7th since an Eagles squad competed with school shutdowns occurring the following week after a 60-59 boys basketball loss to Kohler. Since then it has been about how to get kids back to school and back to sports safely. Athletic director Korey Mallien credits Packerland Conference commissioner Mike Holtz and the principals for their hard work getting to this point.

Things will certainly look different when teams begin competing. Spectators will be limited to just two per student while athletes will be asked to mask up in most situations. Mallien says the volleyball team, which boasts a completely new coaching staff of Eagles alums, has been a gold standard.

Southern Door’s busy day begins at 4:00 p.m. when it hosts a cross country meet with Oconto and Sevastopol paying a visit before the volleyball team takes on the Peshtigo Bulldogs at 7 p.m. The football team starts its season on Friday on the road at Clintonville, a game you will be able to hear on 102.1 MORE FM. You can listen to the full interview with Korey Mallien online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com under the podcasts section.

Brewers Drop Series to Reds

After splitting the first two games of the series, the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the final game 6-1. The Reds got on the board early with a Joey Votto 2-run home run in the first. Jesse Winker would add on to the Reds lead with a solo home run in the fourth. Milwaukee’s only run came in the fifth when Orlando Arcia drove in Daniel Vogelbach with a double. Eugenio Suarez answered back with a 3-run home run to give the Reds the 6-1 lead. Adrian Houser received the loss for the Brewers as he struck out five and gave up three runs in 4 ? innings. The Brewers are half a game back as they enter the final series of the season looking to earn themselves a playoff spot in a crowded National League. 

 

The Brewers head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in a five-game series. Game one is scheduled for Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

 

Running Returns

With the new set of metrics brought forth by the Packerland, the conference’s first cross country meet is set to take place. Sevastopol, Kewaunee, Southern Door, and Oconto will compete at Southern Door on Thursday. Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar are not competing this season. Kewaunee's girls are looking to defend their conference title while everyone is looking to overthrow the Peshtigo boys.

 

The conference invitational is set for Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Southern Door High School.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will also be in action on Thursday, running in Marinette against the host school, Clintonville, Denmark, and Fox Valley Lutheran.

 

Packers guard Lane Taylor placed on injured reserve

Lane Taylor’s stretch of tough luck continues. After signing as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Taylor worked his way into a starting role on the Green Bay Packers offensive line by 2016 at left guard. Last season, Taylor tore his biceps tendon and went on injured reserve after Week Two. He took a pay cut to stay on the roster for the 2020 season and worked his way back into a starting job, only to suffer a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Minnesota. The Packers officially put Taylor on injured reserve Tuesday.


In another move, linebacker Greg Roberts was cut from the practice squad.

 

Last-minute goal lifts L-C over Waupaca

Griffin Saldana netted a penalty kick in the 89th minute to break a tie and give Luxemburg-Casco High School a 4-3 win against Waupaca. Saldana opened the scoring in the seventh minute off an assist from Matthew Conway. Waupaca struck twice within three minutes later in the first and took a 2-1 lead into halftime. Luxemburg’s Saldana figured into two other goals, four minutes apart at 52’ and 56’, assisting Cody Arendt first then Johan Amador. Garrett Zuleger hauled in four saves for the Spartans.

Brewers Even Series

After dropping the first game, the Milwaukee Brewers narrowly beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 to even the series. Things didn’t look good early as Cincinnati’s Nick Castellanos hit a 2-run home run in the first. Brett Anderson went on to shutout the Reds over the next five innings. He only allowed four hits and struck out seven batters. Milwaukee’s offense was kickstarted by a Tyrone Taylor home run in the fifth to cut the lead to one. In the seventh, Orlando Arcia drove in Daniel Vogelbach off a sacrifice fly. Later in the seventh Eric Sogard would give the Brewers the lead with a double to score Jedd Gyorko. The Brewers will look for a much needed series win in game three. 

 

Brewers host the Reds in the final game of the series Wednesday night at 5:40 p.m.

 

Spartans Seek Similar Result

The Luxemburg-Casco boys’ soccer team is looking to show that Friday night’s 3-1 win over Waupaca was no fluke. Friday’s match was a tight one as LC’s Cody Arendt and Waupaca’s Bryce Boldt both scored early. After being tied at the half, Griffin Saldana would give the Spartans the lead with a goal in the 50th minute. Shortly after, Saldana gave the Spartans a cushion with a goal in the 57th minute. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts Waupaca Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Soccer Club

 

Spartans volleyball's domination continues

The Luxemburg-Casco girls' volleyball continues to breeze through its conference slate, sweeping Little Chute on the road Monday night 3-0. 

 

The Spartans still have not given up 20 or more points in a single set this season, defeating the Mustangs 25-13, 25-11, 25-12. Grace Holschuh led the way with 15 kills while Hannah Derenne added another 11. Defensively, Kenzie Hanson was able to keep volleys alive with 10 digs. 

 

The Spartans are back in action Thursday at Clintonville.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco volleyball

Sevastopol adding onto fall schedules

Now that Packerland teams can play if they fall under certain metrics, Sevastopol is working to finalize their fall schedules.

 

Because of cooperative agreements with Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar, the school's swimming and soccer teams respectively will not be competing this fall. Volleyball could open play as soon as Thursday at home against Oconto at 7 p.m. It also has matchups at Peshtigo (9/29), against Stockbridge (10/3 at 10 a.m.), and at NEW Lutheran (10/6). Regionals would start on 10/22, but there are three open dates that could be filled, two of which against Algoma and Southern Door. Kewaunee's move to virtual classes last week puts the Pioneers' October 8th matchup in question as of right now. Cross country will compete at Southern Door on Thursday against the Eagles and Oconto before hosting NEW Lutheran and Southern Door on October 1st and Peshtigo October 8th. The boys conference meet will be at Gibraltar on October 13th while Sevastopol will host the girls' meet at their home route of Cherry Hills Golf Course on October 15th.

 

The football team has at least six teams and a playoff game penciled in on their schedule with an open date on October 23rd. The Pioneers will have home-and-homes against Auburndale (9/26 at home, 10/10 on the road, 1 p.m. kickoffs) and Algoma (10/2 on the road, 10/16 at home with 7 p.m. kickoffs). The Pioneers will end the season with two home games starting with Halloween homecoming celebration against Greenwood at 1 p.m. and St. Mary's on November 6th. A playoff game could occur the following the week.

 

Athletic Director Brooke Tanck says the schedule can change at any point due to the pandemic. That includes if the team falls inside certain metrics that could limit fans and cancel games outright.

Run the Door enters final stretch

There have not been many opportunities for runners in Door County to toe the line in 2020.

 

Of the 19 events on the Run the Door circuit dating back to last November, only two races have been held in person and four turned into virtual events. The organization added two other virtual events in April and in May. Runners can earn points still by completing the virtual Run Wild! Quarter Marathon/5K as well as the Fall 50.

 

Registration for the virtual Run Wild! which benefits the Friends of Potawatomi State Park can be found hereYou can also sign up to run the entire course of the Fall 50 as a solo runner by registering here.

 

You can find the point standings here.

 

Brewers start final road trip with loss

The Milwaukee Brewers' fight to make the postseason started on a low note Monday as they fell to the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.

 

All nine runs scored in the game were via, kicked off by Jed Gyorko's solo blast in the fifth inning gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead. Brandon Woodruff had a high pitch count but was still putting down Reds hitters until he gave up a two-run homer to Eugenio Suarez in the bottom of the sixth inning. Curt Casali and Mike Moustakas put the game away for the Reds in the eighth inning with homers to push the Brewers deficit. Jace Peterson's two-run dinger in the ninth cut the lead to 6-3 but the Brewers would get no closer. 

 

With the Reds and Cubs winning and the Cardinals losing, the Brewers remain on the outside looking in on the playoffs. They are just percentage points behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the final Wild Card spot, which lost to the Phillies Monday night 5-1.

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball looks for third straight

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team looks to make it three in a row when they play at Little Chute Monday night.

 

The Spartans won their last time out in three straight sets over Denmark 25-9, 25-15, 25-13. The team has still not given up more than 20 points in a single set this year. The team was led by Emma Johnson who had 32 assists and Hannah Derenne who registered 15 kills. The pair each had two service aces as well. 

 

The Mustangs come into the match 0-2 and still looking for their first set win. They have lost in straight sets to Waupaca and Freedom so far this year. Maya Wegand and Adilyn Dercks each had five kills in their loss to Freedom on Saturday.

 

The Spartans and Mustangs will have their first serve Monday at 7 p.m.

Jones' Monster Day Lifts Packers

For consecutive weeks, the Green Bay Packers offense had 450+ yards and 40+ points. Once again the Packers offense was outstanding as they recorded 200+ yards both passing and rushing. After falling behind 14-3 in the first quarter, the Packers would score two touchdowns in the second to lead 17-14 at the half. On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Aaron Jones exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run and the Packers never looked back. Aaron Jones finished with 236 total yards and three scores. Aaron Rodgers had another good outing as he threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns.

 

The Packers will travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints next Sunday night at 7:20 p.m.

 

Brewers Sweep Royals

The Milwaukee Brewers reigned supreme Sunday as they won 5-3 to sweep the Royals. Josh Lindblom earned the win as he allowed only one run in 5 ?. Daniel Vogelbach put the Brewers on the board early with a 2-run home run in the first. Vogelbach would then bring Braun and Yelich home in the sixth with another home run. Josh Hader recorded his tenth save to close the game.

 

The Brewers travel to Cincinnati on Monday for a three-game series against the Reds. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40 p.m.

 

Badger Football to Return

With the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voting to bring back college football last week, the Wisconsin Badgers are set to kick off the season on October 24 against Illinois. They will play eight conference games and the regular season will finish December 5. The Badgers are looking for a strong season as they will not play Ohio State and Penn State this season. 

 

The Badgers will host Illinois on October 24. The time of kickoff is yet to be determined.

 

Second Half Surge Puts Spartans on Top

The Luxemburg-Casco boy’s soccer team continued their strong start to the season with a 3-1 victory in Waupaca on Friday night. Cody Arendt started the scoring with a goal to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead. After being tied at the break, Griffin Saldana scored two second-half goals to put the Spartans on top. Garrett Zuleger and Zachary Mondello combined for 14 saves.

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts Waupaca on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Sevastopol Preparing to Play

As schools are still hesitant on whether to play sports this fall, Sevastopol has decided to move forward as they prepare to play. Sevastopol’s middle school and high school football, volleyball, and cross country teams will be practicing by next week. Brooke Tanck says that each coach and athlete goes through regular screening. 

Along with regular screenings, athletes must be masked at all times unless they are performing a high intensity workout. During these high intensity portions of practice, athletes are required to practice social distancing. Coaches are also responsible for cleaning equipment before, during, and after practice. Sevastopol kicked off their fall sports as the football team traveled to Menasha on Saturday for a scrimmage.

 

Burnes Pushes Brewers to Win

A combination of excellent pitching and late scoring secured the 5-0 Brewers win over the Royals on Saturday night. Corbin Burnes earned the win as he struck out nine batters and gave up zero runs in six. The Brewers only run through seven came when Luis Urias scored on a throwing error by Nicky Lopez. They would score four insurance runs in the eighth. Jacob Nottingham had an RBI double and Ryan Braun crushed a 3-run home run that brought Nottingham and Yelich home. 

 

The Brewers look for the series sweep at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Spartans Stay Hot

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team built off their momentum from Thursday’s sweep of Wrightstown by sweeping Denmark on Saturday. The Spartans won the three sets 25-9, 25-15, and 25-13. Emma Johnson finished with 32 assists, 8 digs, and 2 aces. Hannah Derenne had 15 kills, 4 blocks, and 2 aces. Kylie Hanson added in 2 kills and 4 blocks. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco’s next scheduled match is Monday at 7:00 p.m. as they travel to Little Chute.

 

Packers Host Lions for Home Opener

The Green Bay Packers(1-0) look to continue their strong start to the 2020 season against the Detroit Lions(0-1) in week 2. The Packers offense looked nearly unstoppable on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings as they racked up 43 points and punted only one time. Aaron Rodgers was in MVP form as Pro Football Focus graded him as the best player of week 1 for his performance that saw him throw for 364 yards and four touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, the Detroit Lions are looking to bounce back from a devastating week 1 loss that saw them blow a 17 point fourth-quarter lead at home to the Chicago Bears. The Packers will be playing without DT Kenny Clark who has been ruled out with a groin injury.

 

The Green Bay Packers will host the Detroit Lions Sunday at noon.

 

Brewers Rally after Rough Start

Going down 4-0 in the first three innings is never a key ingredient to winning but the Milwaukee Brewers were able to overcome that and beat the Kansas City Royals 9-5 on Friday night. The Royals stormed out of the gate and were able to score three runs in the first off a Salvador Perez double and a throwing error that saw Perez score later in the inning. Perez would go on to drive in another run for the Royals in the third off a single. Then the Brewers decided enough was enough. Christian Yelich would start the scoring with a solo home run in the fourth. After a pair of hits and a walk, Orlando Arcia would go on to draw a walk that would bring Ben Gamel home. Two batters later Jacob Nottingham topped off the fourth with a grand slam. The Brewers weren’t finished as Arcia brought Gamel and Gyorko home with a 3-run home run in the fifth. Jacob Nottingham finished 1-4 with four RBIs while Orlando Arcia finished 2-3 with four RBIs. Corbin Burnes(3-0) will take the mound for the Brewers as they look to win the second game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for Saturday at 6:10 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Makes History

The Greek Freak made history on Friday as he took home his second MVP. The back-to-back MVP had a regular season for the record books. Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the NBA(56-17) for the second consecutive season. He averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists as he surpassed Wilt Chamberlain and broke the NBA’s Player Efficiency Rating(PER) record for a single season. He also took home the Defensive Player of the Year award. By winning both awards in the same season, he joined Michael Jordan(1987-1988) and Hakeem Olajuwon(1993-1994) as the only players to accomplish the feat and became just the fifth player to win both awards during their career.

Algoma Playing Sports this Fall

The Packerland Conference has put in place a new alternate competition metric to give schools the opportunity to participate in sports. This new metric rates a school’s ability to compete and host fans based on the quarantine rate of the athletic program and the population of the high school. According to Nick Cochart, Algoma is planning on participating in volleyball, cross country, and soccer. The football team is practicing as well but has yet to practice in pads. Along with not having any padded practices, the only opponent Algoma has at the moment is Sevastopol. Algoma is looking into what options are available. 

 

Gamblers Going All In

The question of allowing fans or not allowing fans to attend games has been widely discussed throughout the world of sports for months now.  With the United States Hockey League slated to start in early November, the Green Bay Gamblers have decided that fans will be in attendance. The Resch Center will be at about 25-30% capacity and there will be literature available to remind fans of social distancing. They will also ask fans to wear masks and will provide sanitation stations throughout the arena. Every other row is set to be off-limits. Jeff Mitchell with the Green Bay Gamblers says that safety is the goal.  

The Gamblers plan on following the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Wisconsin, and Brown County. 

 

Spartans volleyball sweeps Wrightstown

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team got off to a strong start on Thursday, sweeping Wrightstown in three straight sets.

 

The Spartans did not allow the Tigers to reach the 20-point plateau in any set, topping them 25-11, 25-15, 25-19. Emma Johnson controlled the offense as she tries to replace the production of former All-State standout Bekah Day, She was able to register 24 assists, four digs and two aces. Grace Holschuh led the Spartans with nine kills while Autumn Flynn and Kenzie Hanson each added six kills. Hannah Derenne helped the Spartans defensively with eight digs.

 

The Spartans are back in action on Saturday when they play in Denmark at 10:30 a.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Facebook page

Luxemburg-Casco Soccer looks to build on first game

After Luxemburg-Casco High School’s 6-3 victory over Wrightstown on Tuesday, head coach Cory Romdenne saw moments that the team can build on. Coach Romdenne also went on to say that his team wasn’t satisfied with their performance but felt happy to get their first win of the season. L-C’s next scheduled matchup is at Waupaca on Friday. Waupaca is the only team in the conference with a turf field and coach Romdenne wants his team to be prepared. He has had his team practice on the pavement to prepare for the hard surface. The first touch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. To listen to the Coach’s Spotlight, visit newradiosportsnetwork.com.

Brewers continue homestand against Royals

The Milwaukee Brewers will try their luck against Missouri's other baseball team beginning on Friday when the Kansas City Royals come to Miller Park.

 

The Brewers are currently 4-4 in their last homestand of the regular season, which included taking three of five games from the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this week. The Royals are coming off a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The Brewers send Adrian Houser to the mound after he gave up seven runs on the other end of the team's no-hit loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Royals counter with Danny Duffy, who walked four and struck out four in his last outing against the Cleveland Indians.

 

The two teams start their three-game set Friday at 7:10 p.m.

Members of the Wisconsin Badgers Test Positive for COVID-19

While the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors just voted unanimously to bring the college football season back on the weekend of October 23-24, the Wisconsin Badgers Football team has been struck by COVID-19. Public Health officials of Madison and Dane County have stated that 42 members of the team and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since June. Even more concerning, 29 of the 42 positive tests have come between September 1 and September 15. The Badgers first scheduled opponent for the weekend of October 23-24 has yet to be announced.

L-C volleyball starts season on the road

After weeks of summer tournaments, the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team officially begins their regular season Thursday night in Wrightstown.

 

The Tigers played their first match on Tuesday against Freedom, failing to score at least 20 points in two of the three sets as they lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-21). 

 

Thursday marks the first WIAA match the Spartans have played since they won the state title last year against McFarland. They made the finals in most of their summer league tournaments, winning at least two of them. Emma Johnson and Grace Holschuh are just some of the players highly ranked in the state and head coach Jeff Frey told the NEW Radio Sports Network about some of the other girls that could make noise this season.

 

 

The Spartans travel to Wrightstown for their NEC matchup with the opening serve taking place at 7 p.m. You can listen to the full podcast with Coach Frey online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Braun hits milestone as Brewers split

The Milwaukee Brewers went 1-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, dropping game one 4-2 and winning game two 6-0.

 

In game one, Brandon Woodruff went the distance in the 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. He gave up single tallies in the second, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings which were bookended with solo homers by Tyler O'Neil and Brad Miller. Keston Hiura provided the only offense of the game for the Brewers, giving the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the first inning with his 13th home run of the truncated season.

 

Woodruff's outing helped the Brewers bullpen stay fresh for their collective effort in game two. Four pitchers combined for the seven-inning shutout with Brent Suter giving up the only two hits of the game. Freddy Peralta picked up the win with two innings of work in relief of Suter, striking out three Cardinals batters in the process. The Brewers scored four of their six runs in the first inning, including Ryan Braun's 350th career home run that drove in three. Jacob Nottingham's two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth provided the Brewers insurance they would not need.

 

 

College basketball returns November 25th

Collegiate programs like the Green Bay men's and women's basketball teams now have a date to shoot for when it comes to starting their season.

 

The NCAA Division 1 Council announced Wednesday that November 25th could be the first day teams could play games, whether they are exhibition or not. Teams could start full practices as soon as October 14th. According to ESPN, the conclusion of the fall semester played into the decision with 76 percent of college campuses being closed at that time. Teams could play up to 25 games, including for non-conference contests.

 

For the Phoenix men, that means its games against Oklahoma State and Montana State will likely not be played this season. The Green Bay Athletic Department had not released a preliminary women's schedule prior to Wednesday's announcement. 

Big Ten announces return of football in October

Wisconsin Badger football will be back in 2020.  The Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors announced Wednesday that there will be a fall football season.  Beginning on the weekend of October 24, the Big Ten will open the season with teams playing eight games along with a Big Ten Championship Game.   The Championship Game is scheduled for December 19, which will allow the Big Ten to be eligible for the College Football Playoff.  Teams that do not play in the Big Ten Championship Game will play consolation games on December 19 as well.  Fans will not be allowed to attend games.  The rapid testing for athletes and coaches for COVID-19 was a key element in the return of Big Ten football.  That testing will begin on September 30.  The Big Ten had originally decided to cancel fall football until the spring back on August 11.  

Luxemburg-Casco soccer pulls away from Wrightstown

Luxemburg-Casco High School boys’ soccer played their first game of the season Tuesday evening at Wrightstown, winning 6-3. The Spartans pounced on the Tigers early, going into halftime with a 2-1 lead. Griffin Saldana and Matthew Conway each scored two goals in the second half, the last being on a penalty kick, to help L-C pull away for a comfortable victory. The Spartans travel to Waupaca on Friday.


The match was the school’s first contact sports contest of the fall. Girls’ volleyball begins their state title defense Thursday with another game on Saturday. The football team scrimmages Friday before their season opener on the 25th.

 

*Photo courtesy of the L-C Soccer Facebook page.

 

Still no Big Ten football vote

Reporter Jeff Potrykus from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal posted on Twitter yesterday that Big Ten football will happen starting October 17th. University of Nebraska President Walter Carter was caught on a hot mic at a Lincoln television station earlier in the day saying the season was a done deal and an announcement would happen Tuesday night. As of Wednesday morning, there is still no word from the conference. The thought is that the season would consist of eight games played over nine weeks with the Big Ten Championship held the week before Christmas. That would allow the conference winner to play enough games to be eligible for the College Football Playoff. The deadline to complete that schedule is December 20th.

 

Photo courtesy of the Big Ten Conference website.

Brewers bash Cards

The runs kept coming Tuesday night for the Milwaukee Brewers against St. Louis. Two in the first, two in the third, seven in the fourth, another six in the fifth, that adds up. The Crew notched an 18-3 victory. Christian Yelich went 3-4, and he scored three times. Designated Daniel Vogelbach and second baseman Keston Hiura each had four RBIs.


Milwaukee continues to hover just below .500, currently at 22-25. In a weaker National League, that puts the Brewers firmly in playoff contention. They’re only one back in the wild card standings. The two teams meet for a doubleheader tonight starting at 4:10 PM. A reminder that for this season, each game is only seven innings in a twin bill, making it imperative to score first.

 

Luxemburg-Casco cross country runs at Denmark Tuesday

The Luxemburg-Casco High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams ran Tuesday night at Denmark High School against the host Vikings and Fox Valley Lutheran. Results are slow to come in this year as COVID-19 restrictions have changed how reporting is done. Who won the meet will most likely not be known until the end of the week, but L-C is already touting several season-best times from the meet. 

 

Brewers narrowly split doubleheader

The Milwaukee Brewers won one game in extra innings and lost one in the same fashion Monday, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in the first game and 3-2 in the second.

 

In game one of what was supposed to be two seven-inning contests, the two teams didn't even score until the eighth inning when a man was put on second base per MLB rules. After the Cardinals went up 1-0 in the top half, Ryan Braun tied the game on a double before Keston Hiura drove in Avisail Garcia on a sacrifice fly to take the first contest.

 

In game two, Jedd Gyorko homered to give the Brewers a short-lived lead in game two. The Cardinals would tie up the game with an RBI single by Tyler O'Neil in the fifth inning and a Brad Miller RBI single in the seventh. The Cardinals would once again take the lead in extras on a Paul DeJong RBI hit, but this time they held on to beat the Brewers and prevent the sweep.

 

The two teams still have three games remaining in this three-day series. The two teams will play a single matchup on Tuesday beginning at 6:40 p.m. before playing a twin-bill on Wednesday.

Luxemburg-Casco soccer opens season at Wrightstown

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans soccer team hits the pitch for the first time in 2020 when the face Wrightstown on the road.

 

The Spartans are coming off an 8-6-5 record in 2019, seeing their season cut short in the WIAA Regional Final against Sheboygan Falls. 5-0-2 conference mark gave them the Northeastern crown. The last time these two teams met was in the WIAA Regional. The Spartans won 4-1 against a Tiger squad that went 5-13 in the regular season.

 

First touch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Packers lose Taylor for the season

The comeback season for Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Lane Taylor has been cut short. 

 

Head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed during his Monday press conference that the eight-year veteran will be put on season-ending injured reserve after injuring his knee during Sunday's win against the Vikings. Taylor was named the starting right guard after missing most of the 2019 campaign due to a biceps injury. 

Spartans cross country gets win Friday, travels to Denmark Tuesday

They had to wait the entire weekend to find out, but the Luxemburg-Casco girls cross country team won their first meet of the season on Friday.

 

The Spartans won 20 to 63 over Wrightstown on Friday. Denmark fielded an incomplete team. They didn't have the top run, but the Spartans had their top five runners finish second through fifth to earn the top score. Megan Vandermause paced the team with a 21:41 time on the 5K course with their other four scoring runners finish with a 23:10 or better.

 

The boys' team narrowly got defeated by Wrightstown but topped Denmark 29, 34, 85. Spencer Thiry won the boys' race with a time of 18:22. The Spartans top five runners finished in the top 11 places and all finishing with a time better than 20:30. The Spartans had over 10 runners finish the 5K course with an average pace better than 7 minutes per mile.

 

The Spartans cross country teams run again Tuesday at Denmark against the Vikings and Fox Valley Lutheran beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 

FULL RESULTS

 

 

Packers put on offensive display in win over Vikings

Aaron Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers' 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

 

Down 7-3 after the first quarter, the Packers rattled off 19 straight points to take a 22-10 lead into the break. The scoring outburst was sparked by a safety registered by Jaire Alexander and was followed up by a Mason Crosby field goal and Rodgers' touchdown passes to Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Adams would catch his second touchdown pass in the third quarter on his way to a record-setting day that included 14 catches. The Packers and Vikings would trade touchdowns in the fourth quarter with Allen Lazard and Aaron Jones making their way into the endzone to counter the Vikings' three scores in the frame.

 

The Packers will play at an empty Lambeau next week as they host the Detroit Lions.

Brewers no hit by Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers could not escape some bad luck on Sunday as Alec Mills no-hit them in a 12-0 Chicago Cubs win.

 

Offensively, the Brewers had several hard-hit balls that simply could not avoid finding its way into the mitt of a Cubs mitt. ESPN's Cubs beat writer Jesse Rogers reported that the Brewers went 0-11 on hard-hit balls, which is when the exit velocity of a ball coming off the bat is over 95 miles per hour. Statcast showed a less than a tenth of one percent chance that none of those balls would fall in for a hit. Mills struck out five and walked three in his first-ever no-hitter, which also doubled as his first complete-game shutout as well.

 

Defensively the Brewers committed three errors in the contest. Two of those came in the fourth inning where the Cubs scored five unearned runs. The Cubs would score four runs in the following inning thanks to a two-RBI sacrifice fly and a David Bote home run. The Cubs would score three more times in the game including twice against Orlando Arcia, who came in from his shortstop position to finish the game.

 

The Brewers now have to play five games in three days against St. Louis Cardinals with second place on the line. The first pitch of Monday's doubleheader is slated for 4:10 p.m.

L-C golf hosts triangular

The Luxemburg-Casco girls golf team will host their third match of the year when it welcomes Little Chute and Waupaca to Northbrook Golf Course Monday afternoon.

 

The team shot 230 at its last meet held at Hilly Haven, trailing Wrightstown (187) and Freedom (196). Lydia VanderHouten's 47 led the way for the Spartans, followed Amanda Laurent's 57, Alyssa Gilson's 62, and Alex Wech's 64.

 

Monday's tee time is set for 1 p.m.

 

 

Big Ten could return to play

The Wisconsin Badgers football team could play this season after all.

 

Sports outlets reported over the weekend that the conference's Return to Play Committee and the presidents and chancellors of the member schools met over the weekend to make a decision on possibly starting the season. Big Ten teams could start hosting games as soon as October 17th if they are able to meet certain protocols. The conference had originally postponed the fall season to the spring due to concerns about the COVID-19, but the development of rapid testing kits made it possible to get back to the negotiating table. Nine out of the 14 institutions would have to vote in favor of returning to play. A lawsuit involving players from the University of Nebraska revealed only three schools voted in favor of starting the fall season a few weeks ago: Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio State. A decision could come later this week. 

Looks of normal at Luxemburg-Casco

For the first time since February, the athletic events schedule for a local high school will look...normal.

 

Football is still a week away from real games, but the golf, soccer, volleyball, and cross country squads all have events this week.

 

Golf will host Little Chute and Waupaca Monday at Northbrook while cross country will have a Tuesday meet at Denmark. The soccer team will also start their season on Tuesday against Wrightstown before going back to the pitch on Friday at Waupaca. Volleyball will open the season on Thursday at Wrightstown.

 

The football team will still get some action in this week as they travel to Shawano for a scrimmage on Friday. 

 

 

Late homers undo Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers silenced the bats of the Chicago Cubs for 17 innings, but saw a late lead slip away in the ninth inning in their 4-2 loss.

 

It was a bullpen game for the Brewers, using six pitchers to strike out 11 Cubs batters. It seemed Ryan Braun would be the offensive hero for a second straight night, giving the Brewers a 2-0 on a two-run homer in the fourth inning. Things stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth. With Josh Hader on the mound, Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to give the Cubs their first runs and lead in the series. Ildemaro Vargas gave the Cubs an insurance run on the next at-bat with a solo shot. Craig Kimbrel closed the door for the Cubs with his second save of the season.

 

The rubber match between the Cubs and the Brewers is set for 1:10 p.m. Sunday.

Parents of Packerland member trying to force change

If Kewaunee, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, and Gibraltar get to compete sooner rather than later this fall, they may have to thank a conference foe for getting the ball rolling.

 

Parents of Packerland Conference member Oconto rallied at a school board meeting on Friday to get the sports season going according to a report filed by WBAY. At the meeting, the parents questioned why they were unable to compete in athletics while neighboring Oconto Falls of the Bay Conference will get to play out their season. It is a similar situation in Kewaunee County where Kewaunee and Algoma are waiting to see the COVID-19 activity level drop to a low or moderate level before they compete while Luxemburg-Casco's teams have either already competed or have games scheduled in the coming weeks. 

 

Kewaunee, Algoma, Sevastopol, and Southern Door have given the ok for all fall sports to start once it is safe to while Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay are allowing non-contact sports to resume once the metrics allow.

Packers open season at Minnesota

The Green Bay Packers will open the 2020 campaign on the road when they face the Minnesota Vikings.

 

Many prognosticators have picked the Packers and the Vikings as their favorites to win the NFC North. The Packers swept the season series last year, winning at Lambeau Field 21-16 before topping the Vikings in Minneapolis 23-10. The biggest news of the week belongs to the Vikings after they signed their star running back Dalvin Cook to a new deal. 

 

Kickoff is scheduled for noon on Sunday.

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball scrimmages Saturday

With a week of practice in the books, Luxemburg-Casco High School’s girls’ volleyball team is set for a scrimmage against Denmark Saturday morning. The Spartans and Vikings will meet again in a regular-season match in just seven days, the second official contest of the year for L-C after Thursday’s scheduled opener against Wrightstown. 


The team has competed against regional schools over the summer, with L-C finishing in first place. That culminated with a successful run at the Prep Dig Summer Sunset tournament last month. Prep Dig has ranked the Spartans number overall for the entire State of Wisconsin in their preseason poll for Division 2. Volleyball is the first fall contact sport to return to play. Boys' football is a week behind.

 

Photo courtesy of the L-C Volleyball Facebook page.

 

Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament wraps up Saturday

Seventy-nine teams will be on the water Saturday to finish the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. The event was initially scheduled for the spring but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Conditions will not be ideal for anglers with rain and some wind expected. The format is similar to past years in that each team will weigh what they consider their five best fish at 3:00 PM. In years past, the weigh-in has become a gathering point for fishermen and the community. Organizers are asking those not participating to avoid being a spectator this year out of public health concerns. The tournament’s 30th anniversary is the first organized by the North American Bass Challenge circuit.

Brewers' staff remains dominant

Two hits against sixteen strikeouts for Milwaukee pitchers Friday night will raise some eyebrows. It was another excellent performance from Brewers pitchers, this time keyed by seven impressive innings from Brandon Woodruff. The Crew haven’t given up a run since the seventh inning in Tuesday’s loss to the Detroit Tigers. That’s a lot of donuts on the scoreboard. Milwaukee might need to change their name if this keeps up. ‘Bakers’ isn’t taken yet, and it has sure been a treat to watch the staff take the mound in recent days.


Milwaukee’s offense wasn’t quite as prodigious as Wednesday’s 19-run outburst, but it came up big when needed in the bottom of the ninth. A Christian Yelich lead-off walk followed by a Jedd Gyorko single put the winning run 90 feet from home for Ryan Braun. He took an inside sinkerball and went the opposite way. The flyball to right-center was deep enough to push across the game’s first run for a 1-0 final score.

 

Green Bay West sweeps Door County

Two Door County football teams got a taste of football Friday night in Ashwaubenon.

 

Sturgeon Bay and Noor Door each fell to Green Bay West, which played both games back-to-back. In their 44-14 loss to the Wildcats, Noor Door scored one touchdown in each half, including one last drive to end the game where Luke Steebs found Sam Lindenberg in the end zone.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco Cross Country heads to Wrightstown

The Luxemburg-Casco Cross Country teams will get their third meet of the season in on Friday when they travel to Wrightstown.

 

Taking place on the Wrightstown running loop, the Spartans will face the Tigers and Denmark Vikings in NEC cross country action. Sophomore Spencer Thiry (17:36, 8th) and junior Megan Vandermause (21:32,  3rd) were the top performers for the boys and girls' teams respectively when they raced last week in Freedom.

 

Friday's meet begins at 4:30 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar faces Green Bay West

Two Door County teams will face a common opponent under the lights at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon as a part of the National Youth Football Organization Friday Night Showcase 7-on-7 league.

 

Sturgeon Bay will face the Wildcats at 7 p.m. while Gibraltar will them on at 8 p.m. The Wildcats got their first taste of victory in almost five years in a late-season exhibition game last year, defeating Menominee Indian 62-41. The fall season was supposed to be a first for Skylar Liebzeit, who was hired as the team's new head coach in February.

 

The Clippers are coming off a whirlwind season where the program made a switch to eight-man football, steadily improving during the course of the season despite not registering any wins. The Vikings are coming off their second straight playoff season and their first conference championship since switching to eight-man football.

 

Fans can attend the games at Capital Credit Union Park for $7 (adults) and $4 (students and kids).

Badgers hit pause button

Hockey and football players at Wisconsin are grabbing some bench as the Madison campus deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.

 

The Wisconsin State Journal is reporting the two teams will take at least a two-week break due to a number of positive COVID-19 tests. The department does not break down the numbers by sport, but 62 Badgers athletes have tested positive since the beginning of August. The news comes after the campus itself canceled in-person classes for the next two weeks and quarantined two residence halls because of an outbreak affecting more than 1,400 students and employees. The other athletics teams on campus are allowed to continue their practices despite the fall season being canceled last month.

Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams add pieces

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams have been busy this week adding pieces.

 

On the women's side, the Phoenix added former standout Mehryn Kraker to its coaching staff. Kraker's pedigree sits in the Phoenix record books as among the program's leaders in points and made field goals, three-pointers, and blocked shot. She was also the last Phoenix player to be drafted by the WNBA.

 

For the men, they added a new non-conference opponent to its home slate. They will welcome Eastern Illinois to the Resch Center on December 5th. It comes after the NCAA's men's basketball oversight committee proposed Nov. 25 as the start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. That means matchups on November 10th at Oklahoma State and a home game against Montana State on November 14th will need to be moved to a later day. New head coach Will Ryan also filled out his 2021 recruiting class with Cuba City forward Brayden Dailey. He's averaged 20 points a season for Cuba City during his two years on the squad and was leading the team to an undefeated season before the pandemic led to its cancellation. He made his announcement on social media on Labor Day.

 

 

Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay football lives on

They will not have pads on nor will they play on grass this fall, but members of the Gibraltar football team will at least have some Friday night lights to enjoy.

 

Both schools will be featured in the National Youth Football Organization Friday Night Showcase held at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon beginning this Friday. The two schools are the only two eight-man football programs in the 11-team field and likely among the smallest of schools. The passing league was co-created by former Sturgeon Bay football standout Chris Griesen as a way to highlight local players who will not be playing this fall due to concerns around the coronavirus. The league is not sanctioned by the WIAA or its member schools but will feature WIAA referees who are not working other games around the state. Games will take place at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. on two different fields inside the ballpark. Fans are allowed for $7 (adults) and $4 (students and kids).

 

Below are the partial regular season schedules. A tournament will follow.

 

GIBRALTAR

9/11 vs Green Bay West 8 p.m.

9/18 vs Sturgeon Bay 6 p.m.

9/25 vs Lomira 7 p.m.

10/2 vs Edgerton

10/9 vs Ashwaubenon 7 p.m.

10/16 vs Bay Port 7 p.m., Sturgeon Bay 8 p.m.

10/23 vs De Pere 7 p.m.

 

STURGEON BAY

9/11 vs Green Bay West 7 p.m.

9/18 vs Gibraltar 6 p.m.

9/25 vs Oshkosh North 6 p.m.

10/2 vs Bay Port 8 p.m.

10/9 vs De Pere 6 p.m.

10/16 vs Gibraltar 8 p.m.

10/23 vs Edgerton 7 p.m., Lomira 8 p.m.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco football announces season schedule

The Luxemburg-Casco football now knows when and where they will be playing on Friday nights this fall.

 

The program announced its varsity and JV schedules on Wednesday afternoon. The varsity team will have a Friday tune-up bout against Shawano on September 18th before officially beginning their season at home against Waupaca for Senior Night on September 25th. The season runs through November 6th and will feature four home and three away contests during their seven-game schedule. All regular-season games begin at 7 p.m. and can be heard on 96.7 WBDK. You can see that schedule below.

 

 

The program also announced its schedule of JV games this fall which run from September 28th through November 9th. You can find that schedule below.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco golf to make up meet Thursday

The Luxemburg-Casco girls' golf team hopes to squeeze in their round Thursday in DePere.

 

Thursday's triangular against Wrightstown and Freedom is a makeup of their scheduled meet on August 27th. Tee time is set for 2 p.m.

Brewers throttle Tigers

A club record thirteen extra-base hits and a one-hit performance by Corbin Burnes set the stage for a 19-0 win for the Milwaukee Brewers over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

 

The Brewers put up crooked numbers in five of the six innings they scored in including a five-run sixth inning and a four-run ninth inning. Luis Urias led the way offensively with three hits while driving in five runs. Avisail Garcia, Jedd Gyorko, Ryan Braun, Tyrone Taylor, and Jacob Nottingham all had at least two RBI in the game with Taylor, Gyorko (twice), and Braun going deep for the Crew. One run was all the Brewers really needed thanks to a strong performance by Burnes, who went seven innings of one-hit ball with 11 strikeouts. 

 

The Brewers will have Thursday off before hosting the Chicago Cubs for a weekend series at Miller Park.  

Packers ready to put new travel protocols to test in Week One

The Green Bay Packers are on the road to open the season, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, that will have a different look to it. According to Pro Football Talk, a standard road trip means an early Saturday afternoon plane ride followed by a couple of hours of free time for players to get dinner or meet friends before team meetings to hammer out last-minute game plan adjustments. This year, the flight is a little later on Saturday, and players will not be leaving their hotel until it is time to put on pads Sunday morning. 


Packers coach Matt LaFleur says the coaching staff and front office are working on different activities for the players for Saturday night. Videos from the NBA and NHL earlier this summer showed teams doing movie night together, among other things. LaFleur hopes that the restrictions can help the team bond together early in the season.

 

Sevastopol honors Pioneer Running Challenge finishers

Sevastopol School District recognized 13 athletes Tuesday afternoon for completing the Pioneer Running Challenge. Finishers had to cover at least 10 miles for seven consecutive weeks. The three students with the most miles got a second recognition.

 

Brewer bats silenced in Detroit

The Milwaukee Brewers’ road trip got a little bumpier Tuesday as they hit a pothole in the Motor City. Detroit starter Spencer Turnbull, along with relievers Gregory Soto and Buck Farmer, held the Crew to just three hits through eight innings. Milwaukee picked up three runs in the final frame, but by then, the game was well out of hand. Center fielder Avasail Garcia picked up his 12th RBI of the season.


Brewers starter Adrian Houser couldn’t escape the fifth inning, as the Tigers extended their lead to 6-0 midway through the contest. The teams play one more from Comerica Park Wednesday. First pitch is 12:10 PM with Corbin Burnes looking for another quality start.

 

Bucks eliminated from playoffs

Milwaukee had the best record in the regular season, but that didn’t mean much come playoff time. Miami buried free throws late to win Game Five, 103-94, and wrap up the second-round series. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play thanks to a bad ankle, injured in the second quarter Sunday night. Forward Khris Middleton wasn’t quite as proficient in his absence in Game Five, netting 23 points instead of 36. Even with guard Dante DiVincenzo chipping in 17, the Bucks were unable to generate enough offense to pressure the Heat. There were only two lead changes in the entire game, and Miami was in front from midway through the second quarter until the final buzzer.


Already speculation has begun about where Antetokounmpo will be playing next year. Rumors have persisted for the past two seasons that he wants to win a championship. If Giannis doesn’t feel like that can be done in Milwaukee, expect him to ask for a trade. On the other side of the equation, he is under contract still, and Milwaukee will most likely be able to give him an extraordinary payday for staying a Buck. Very few franchises have the cash available to match what Milwaukee can offer.

 

L-C volleyball continues like normal

Monday was the first official day of practice for fall contact sports, but it was just a continuation of normal for the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team.

 

While many teams will just be starting off, the Spartans ended their summer with a flurry of tournaments in August. Head coach Jeff Frey says that should put them ahead of the curve when it comes to their regular season next week.

 

 

You can read more and hear the full conversation at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The Spartans' first volleyball game of the season will be on the road next Thursday at Wrightstown beginning at 7 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball

 

Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club to host camp

Sturgeon Bay soccer players will still be able to take to the pitch this fall.

 

With the fall season called off due to COVID-19, the Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club will host a camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 10th through mid-October. The camp is open to 5th through 8th graders and will feature coaches from the club and high school programs running players through a variety of drills and scrimmages in small groups. More information can be found below.

 

SBSC fall soccer camp In lieu of a normal season, SBSC will be sponsoring a fall soccer camp. Tuesdays and Thursdays,...

Posted by Sturgeon Bay Soccer Club on Monday, September 7, 2020

 

Bucks look to fight off elimination again

The Milwaukee Bucks will once again be fighting for playoff lives in Orlando Tuesday when they play the Miami Heat.

 

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for Tuesday's game is still unknown after he sustained a sprained ankle in Sunday's win. The game did allow Khris Middleton to have his breakout game of the playoffs, scoring 30 of his 36 points after Antetokounmpo's departure. The Heat do have history on their side as no team in NBA history has ever come back from 3-0 series deficit to advance the playoffs. 

 

Tuesday's game tips off at 5:30 p.m.

Packers make more roster moves

The Green Bay Packers were not done shaping their roster after Saturday's cut down day.

 

On Sunday the Packers announced it had signed LB ?Krys Barnes?, WR Reggie Begelton,  S ?Henry Black?, RB ?Damarea Crockett?, LB ?Tipa Galeai, C ?Jake Hanson?, G ?Zack Johnson?, T/G ?Alex Light?, TE ?John Lovett?, DL ?Willington Previlon?, LB ?Greg Roberts?, CB ?Stanford Samuels?, DL ?Delontae Scott? and WR ?Darrius Shepherd? to its practice squad. 

 

The organization did not take the holiday off, placing linebacker Kamal Martin and corner Kabion Ento on injured reserve while also signing cornerback Parry Nickelson. The Tulane grad was drafted by the New York Jets in 2018 and has had brief stints with the Seattle Seahawks and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

The Packers are preparing for their season opener on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The game kicks off at noon from Minneapolis.

Gamblers' alumni advance in NHL playoffs

Looking behind the bench of the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning yields a comfortable, familiar feeling for Green Bay Gamblers fans. Tampa Head Coach Jon Cooper and Assistant Coach Derek Lalonde once paced behind the bench at the Resch Center. Gamblers are in the front office, too, including Amateur Scout John Burkhart and Video Coach Brian Garlock. All of the alumni are busy preparing for the Eastern Conference finals. Game One against the Islanders is Monday at 7 PM. 


You can catch this year's version of the Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU this season, beginning in November.

 

Fall contact season begins

Boys' soccer, girls' volleyball, and football teams are eligible to practice, assuming they have elected to participate in the fall sports season. Football will be the last sport to take the field, tentatively scheduled for a September 23rd first game. One area team will return to the court as defending state champions, L-C volleyball took the crown in Division 2 last year. The Spartan girls have worked hard this summer, finishing first in an offseason league and are ranked preseason best in the state.

 

 

Indians pitching stymies Crew

Sunday played out on paper exactly how you would expect it to between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians. The Crew couldn't quite figure out Tribe starter Shane Bieber in the 4-1 loss. They managed some traffic on the base paths but failed to get many home. Bieber was chased after five, but the Indian bullpen shut the Crew down. In a testament to how good Bieber has been this year, five innings and one earned actually caused his ERA to go up, now at 1.25. Milwaukee continues to flirt with the worst offense statistics in the National League.


The number nine hitter, catcher Jacob Nottingham, got the only RBI for the Brewers.

 

Bucks lose Giannis, win game

The Milwaukee Bucks squeaked by the Miami Heat in overtime Sunday, 118-115, to extend their second-round playoff series. The Bucks came into play down 3-0 and lost star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to a recurring ankle injury in the second quarter. After going down, he limped to the free throw line to take two attempts before retreating to the locker room for the rest of the game.


Small forward Khris Middleton filled the void, nearly getting a triple-double in the process. Middleton finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. The Bucks were down to being 1.9 seconds from elimination but were able to push the game into overtime after a made free thrown from Donte DiVincenzo. Middleton was in control at the end of OT. He scored the team's last five points.

 

Brewers walked off in Cleveland

Brewers ace reliever Josh Hader proved to be human Saturday night in the Cleveland, giving up two hits and the game-winning run in a 4-3 loss to the Indians.

 

Dan Vogelbach drove in his first run as a Brewer in the fourth inning with an RBI double, but that was erased one inning later on a Cesar Hernandez double and a Jose Ramirez home run that made it 3-1 at the halfway point. Keston Hiura clubbed his 11th home run in the sixth inning to make 3-2 and Orlando Arcia tied it up in the eighth inning with his third home run. Hader came in the bottom of ninth and gave up a double to Oscar Mercado and helped him get to third on a wild pitch. Hernandez ended it one batter later with his second RBI hit of the ballgame to give the game to the Indians. The rubber match between the two teams is slated for Sunday at 12:10 p.m.

Spartan girls second, boys third in Freedom cross country meet

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans cross country teams boasted three top-10 finishes in its second meet of the year at Freedom on Friday.

 

The boys' team led things off with a third-place finish out of five teams, scoring 76 points. That was 52 points behind another strong performance from Freedom which had all five of its scoring runners finish in the top 10. Sophomore Spencer Thiry led the way for the Spartans, finishing the 5K course in 17:36 for an eighth-place finish.

 

The girls' team took second in their race, finishing 25 points behind first-place Freedom. Top ten finishers included junior Megan Vandermause (21:32,  3rd) and sophomore Eva Junion (21:46, 6th) on the 5K course.

 

See full results by visiting NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com 

Hunting seasons begin to creep up

Hunters across the state are gearing up for trips out into the woods as hunting season start-up over the next several weeks.

 

Early September Canada Goose, early teal and mourning dove hunts kicked things off last Tuesday while bear season starts on Wednesday. By next Saturdays, area hunters will have gotten their first taste of deer season with bows and the fall wild turkey season.

 

More information about this season's hunts and registration information is available on the Wisconsin DNR website.

Packers' 53 man roster comes with suprises

There was a fair share of surprises across the NFL on Saturday as rosters were cut down to 53 players and the Green Bay Packers were no exception.

 

Offensive lineman Alex Light and wide receiver Jake Kumerow were among the cuts made on Saturday. Kumerow often earned the praise of quarterback Aaron Rodgers while Light was expected to make up for last season's late decline and become a contributor. 

 

NFL teams will be able to fill in some gaps and take advantage of some of the other players cut on Saturday when the window to pick people off waivers begins on Sunday.

Lydia VandeHouten first overall at Marinette quadrangular

Luxemburg-Casco High School girls’ golf team finished in third place at a four-way in Marinette Thursday but also notched the best individual performance of the tournament. Lydia VandeHouten shot a sizzling 42, edging out Marinette’s Lindsay Wingender and Little Chute’s Karsen Hammen by one stroke. The Spartans lagged host Marinette and Little Chute but finished 15 strokes better than Oconto Falls. Full results are available here.

Brewers get to Cleveland bullpen for win

Milwaukee got a tough weekend series off to a good start Friday night, with a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. A fielding error by Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana helped the Crew push across four in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. The pivotal mistake was sandwiched between a Keston Huira RBI double to right, and a Ryan Braun single that plated a run. Huira’s power trip continued an inning later with a two-run homer.


Starter Corbin Burnes had another great outing, giving up one unearned run in six innings on just three hits. At 18-19, the Brewers are now officially in line for a wild card spot in the National League.

 

Giannis sits as Bucks relinquish lead in Game 3

Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer is facing questions after sitting star Giannis Antetokounmpo for an important stretch in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to the Miami Heat. At one point, the Bucks led 87-73, before scoring just 13 points in the final frame. The final score was 115-100. The Heat comeback was already on, but with 8:41 left, Giannis came out, and the team still had a four-point advantage. When he got back on the court, Miami was about to go in front for good. 


At the time of the rest, Antetokounmpo had logged only 28 minutes of playing time. He ended the game with less than Center Brook Lopez. Down 2-0 in a best-of-seven series, it is a curious choice to not lean on the regular season MVP. Milwaukee now has to win four straight games to stave off elimination. Miami has not lost in the Eastern Conference playoffs so far.

 

Sturgeon Bay juggles participating in several conferences

A majority of Sturgeon Bay High School sports play in the Packerland Conference, but not all. As different leagues work to start up amid COVID-19, Clipper athletic teams are subject to different rules. The Packerland forbids squads from traveling into counties where COVID-19 activity is classified as high. You can play other schools within your county, but not across boundaries. For example, cross country teams in Door County, currently at a moderate level of disease, cannot participate in meets against Algoma or Kewaunee High Schools. With several county schools offering the sport, it is still possible to put on meets with multiple participants. 


But what about swimming, which has one team for the entire county? Or girls’ golf offered only by Sturgeon Bay? Athletic Director Todd Miekle says the school has settled on the solution of having all sports abide by Packerland rules, even when the conference they are in does not have the same restrictions. That means, for now, getting into the pool or on the links has been a lot trickier. Golf’s conference opponents are in Brown, Shawano, and Outagamie Counties, where COVID-19 is still high. Seven of the eight schools have participated in meets so far this year, with Sturgeon Bay abstaining. A tournament scheduled for August 24th in Sturgeon Bay was canceled. 

 

Spartans cross country prepare for second meet

The Luxemburg-Casco Cross Country team is back in action on Friday when they travel to Irish Waters Golf Course in Freedom.

 

The Spartans will be battling Clintonville, Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, and Marinette when the gun fires at 4:30 p.m. Cross country coach Katie Waege told the NEW Radio Sports Network last week that there are a lot of runners that have her excited for this year.

 

Due to COVID-19, results will be delayed.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Cross Country's Facebook page

Golf teams get action in

The area's two local golf teams got to swing the sticks on Thursday.

 

Results are expected to be released later, but Sturgeon Bay got to participate in its first meet of the year as a member of the Bay Conference. They headed to Seymour on Thursday to face the host school, Oconto, Shawano Community, West De Pere and Xavier at Crystal Springs Golf Course.

 

Luxemburg-Casco had its third meet of the year, playing Little Chute, host Marinette, and Oconto Falls at Little River Golf Course.

 

After the holiday weekend, the Clippers will be back in action on Tuesday at Ridgeway Golf Course while Luxemburg-Casco will host their own meet on Wednesday.

Stanley Cup playoffs Gamblers-centric

Despite being played in Canada, the Stanley Cup still has a hometown feel for local hockey fans.

 

That could be especially true depending on the result of Saturday's game between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers with the winner securing a date against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning boasts a coach staff with a number of former Green Bay Gamblers personnel on its staff, including head coach Jon Cooper and assistant Derek Lalonde. 

Video Coach Brian Garlock and Amateur Scout John Burkart also spent time on the Gamblers staff.

 

On the ice, former Gamblers star Anders Lee is looking to continue his season with the Islanders. Over his last five games with the Islanders, he has scored three goals. Another former player, Justin Braun, has two assists in the last five games for the Flyers. In the Western Conference, former Gambler Sheldon Dries is on the Colorado Avalanche roster but has not recorded any stats in the Edmonton bubble.

 

The NHL stars of tomorrow will be on 104.1 WRLU this fall and winter when the Green Bay Gamblers return to action this November.

Brewers show off new park name, roster changes

Thursday was a day of change for the Milwaukee Brewers both on and off the playing field.

 

On the business side of baseball, the Brewers announced the new name and logo for what is currently Miller Park. Beginning next year, the home of the Brewers will be known as American Family Field as a part of a 15-year naming rights deal with American Family Insurance. The logo melds the insurance giant's logo with Brewers colors and highlights the stadium's signature retractable roof. American Family Insurance also holds the naming rights deal for the team's Maryvale complex.

 

On the field, the Brewers said goodbye to Justin Smoak after his recent struggles offensively, ending his tenure with the team with offensive splits of .186 BA/.262 OBP/ 381 SLUG. To replace him, the Brewers signed 2019 All-Star and former Cubs farmhand Dan Vogelbach. Primarily a DH, Vogelbach has struggled offensively this year as well during his stints with Seattle and Blue Jays. Vogelbach does pack a lot punch when things are going well, securing an All-Star spot last season after hitting 21 homers and 51 RBI in the first half of 2019.

 

The Brewers open their series in Cleveland Friday at 6:10 p.m.

Blown call puts Bucks in hole

A questionable call in the closing seconds has put the Milwaukee Bucks in a 2-0 hole after losing Wednesday to the Miami Heat 116-114.

 

The Heat outscored the Bucks in the first quarter 39-28, but the Bucks were able to whittle that down quarter by quarter until the final frame. The final 30 seconds became a free-throw shooting contest when Jimmy Butler knocked down a free throw to extend the Heat's lead to three with just over seven seconds remaining. Four seconds later, Khris Middleton was able to tie the game for the Bucks by knocking down all three of his free throws after being foul during his shot from behind the arc. That set the stage for Butler's last-second shot that he got off cleanly, but officials said Giannis Antetokounmpo did not allow him to land freely. A foul was called and Butler sank two free throws for a walk-off win for the Heat.

 

Goran Dragic led the Heat with 23 points while Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 29 points and 14 rebounds.

 

The Bucks look to avoid going down 3-0 in the series on Friday when they face the Heat at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Hader sets record after Brewers rally

Reliever Josh Hader was able to make history Wednesday night after the Brewers broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-5. 

 

The Tigers started out strong with three runs in the opening frame against starting pitcher Adrian Houser. It was 4-0 Tigers before the Brewers got onto the board with Keston Hiura's ninth homer of the season driving in three runs. After tying the game in the fifth inning at five runs apiece, Eric Sogard drove in what ended up being the game-winning run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly before the Brewers added some insurance in the eighth inning on a Jace Peterson two-run homer. 

 

That set the stage for Hader, who struck out one and retired two others to extend his hitless outing streak to 12. That sets an MLB record for most hitless outings to start a season. Three other players were tied at 11 before Hader's outing Wednesday. 

 

The win gave the Brewers a series split before they head to Cleveland for a weekend set against the Indians on Friday.

Packers Family Night scrimmage canceled

Fans were not invited anyways, but the Green Bay Packers will not be offering anything resembling a Family Night scrimmage this year.

 

The organization made the announcement Wednesday, saying changes to the training camp structure, the cancellation of the preseason, and also the secrecy other teams have displayed in recent weeks helped form their decision. The television and radio networks for the Packers will instead air classic games and preview shows as a replacement. 

 

The Packers' first game is on the road September 13th against the Minnesota Vikings. 

Door County Half Marathon canceled

Runners will have to wait next spring to compete in the Door County Half Marathon.

 

The Peninsula Pacers made the decision on Wednesday to completely cancel the 2020 edition of the event after originally shifting it from its traditional May start.  The group cited the logistical challenges with the race and the complications COVID-19 has caused for the reason for the cancelation. The race depends on shuttle buses to get hundreds of runners to the start line inside Peninsula State Park and have to rely on hundreds of volunteers and medical professionals to make the race possible. The Peninsula Pacers have already had to cancel their Hey Hey 5k and Peninsula Century bike rides.

Tigers show teeth against Brewers

The Detroit Tigers roared Tuesday night at Miller Park, beating the Brewers, 12-1. Milwaukee had chances in the first and the sixth when the game was still up for grabs, but they only managed to push across a run courtesy of a Christian Yelich home run. 


The Tigers offense was relentless against starter Josh Lindblom and the Brewer bullpen. Most of their damage came with two outs, including five RBIs from Detroit right fielder Victor Reyes. The Tigers are riding high, back over .500 and in the midst of an 8-2 stretch. It will be Adrian Houser versus Spencer Turnbull in the second game Wednesday night, with first pitch at 6:40. 

 

Milwaukee looks to even series against Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat will tip off Game 2 of their best-of-seven conference semifinal series at 5:30 PM Wednesday. Miami took the first contest behind a playoff career-best 40-point performance from forward Jimmy Butler. Miami was a fantastic 27-5 at home this year and has been good in the bubble since the restart, located in Orlando at Walt Disney World, about as close to home-court as any team can enjoy. They swept Indiana in the first round even though the Pacers were the higher seed. 


Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was primarily held in check in Game 1, netting only 18 points. He let opportunities slip away at the free-throw line, going 4-12 from the stripe. Center Bam Adebayo has the athletic ability to keep Antetokounmpo uncomfortable. Miami devoted so many resources towards Giannis that Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton had room to be very productive. Still, Miami pulled away by double digits in the end, highlighting how important it is for Giannis to get his points. 

 

Big Ten football could be back by early October

Washington D.C. has become involved with Big Ten football in the past week. Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s campaign took out targeted ad buys in Midwestern states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin saying President Donald Trump is to blame for the cancellation of the fall season. That prompted the president to speak with Commissioner Kevin Warren, where he stressed that football should not be at the heart of the political debate, and the conference needs to be playing. That has moved the ball forward on a fall season. The Dan Patrick radio show is reporting that the Big Ten is eyeing a restart in early October now, up from around Thanksgiving just last week, and early January the week before.


For the conference to change course, it must get 60 percent of the member schools’ presidents on board. The vote to cancel fall sports was 11-3 last month, with only Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio State opting against the idea. Nine votes are needed, so any plan to kick off in October would need to see six presidents switch. Restart proponents will heavily court the University of Wisconsin.

 

Sturgeon Bay non-contact sports still off the field

Sturgeon Bay School District continues to take a cautious approach towards fall athletics. All contact sports have been pushed to spring, but even the non-contact variety has yet to compete. The girls’ golf team is part of the Bay Conference and is the only school, out of eight members, without a match under their belt. The Clippers were supposed to host a tournament this past Thursday, which was canceled. On the 20th at Shawano and the 25th at Bonduel, even fellow Packerland member, NEW Lutheran, took part in the matches. Non-contact sports will be allowed again once Door County’s COVID-19 activity level is reclassified as moderate.

Gibraltar sticks to fall sports delay

Athletes at Gibraltar Secondary School will have to wait till spring to play.

 

According to the athletic director Peggy Tanck, the Gibraltar School Board stuck by its original decision to delay the fall sports season to the alternative spring season. That vote took place the same week Southern Door and Kewaunee voted to move ahead with a fall sports season and Sturgeon Bay opted to wait until spring. Other local schools pushing ahead with a fall sports season include Algoma, Luxemburg-Casco, and Sevastopol. Even with that, the Packerland Conference is not allowing competitions to take place if the COVID-19 activity level remains at their current status. It would need to drop to low or medium for games to occur. If the conference can not get at least half of their games in this fall, they could also move their fall slate to the alternative spring season.

Bucks drop game one to Heat

The Milwaukee Bucks defense had no answers for Jimmy Butler as the Miami Heat took the first game of the second-round series 115-104.

 

Butler scored 40 points in the contest, including 14 in the decisive fourth quarter. The Bucks got out to a hot start, outscoring the Heat 40-29 in the opening quarter. The Heat chipped away at that lead the rest of the game, outscoring the Bucks each of the final three frames. 

 

Khris Middleton led the way for the Bucks in the scoring department with 28 points while Brook Lopez chipped in 24. Giannis Antetokounmpo came up just an assist shy of a triple double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. 

 

The Bucks will try to deal the Heat their first loss of the playoffs on Wednesday when the two teams face each other in the bubble beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Brewers take finale from Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers fended off three Pittsburgh Pirates comebacks to win the series finale Monday night 6-5.

 

Eric Sogard led off the scoring in the second inning with a two-RBI single before the Pirates and the Brewers traded runs in the third inning to make it 3-2. Luis Urias drove in Omar Narvaez to make it 4-2 in the fourth inning before the Brewers and Pirates traded runs again in the fifth inning. That frame was highlighted by Keston Hiura's eighth home run of the year. Jose Osuna tied up the game in sixth inning with a two-run single off of Freddy Peralta before the offense for both teams dried up. Orlando Arcia drove in the game-winning run when he knocked in Ben Gamel on a single. Josh Hader bounced back from a rough game his last time out to record his eighth save of the season. The Brewers will stick around Milwaukee to face the Detroit Tigers beginning at 6:40 p.m.

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