Sports Archives for 2020-10

Badger football canceled Saturday due to COVID-19

The Big Ten football game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers has been canceled this Saturday because of positive tests to COVID-19 among players and staff.  UW Officials announced Wednesday morning that due to a high number of cases, including head coach Paul Chryst, the team must stop regular practices and any competitions for a least seven days.  The game will be considered a “no contest” and will not be rescheduled.  The Badgers' next scheduled game is against the Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 7th at 2:30 pm.   

WIAA looks to nail down playoff football sites

The deadline is October 30th for area high schools to throw their hat into the ring to host a playoff football game.

 

Schools looking to serving as a shared or alternate site also need to make their intentions known by October 30th. The season is in its final two games of the regular season before a truncated playoffs slate begins. The schedule only allows for two levels of playoff action, which will be hosted on a regional basis. The season at the latest would end the weekend of November 19th and 20th. Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco, the only two schools in Door and Kewaunee counties that played this fall, will have their spot verified on November 5th and potential play the following weekend.   

Sevastopol girls cross country preparing for state meet

The Sevastopol girls cross country was certainly trying to do the math in their head at last week's Manitowoc Lutheran sectional.

 

The Pioneers tied Lourdes Academy with 46 points but were able to advance to Saturday's Division 3 state meet thanks in part to their sixth and seventh runners, Mckenzie Wiesner and Rachel Wilke. Their finishes ahead of the sixth and seventh runners for Lourdes Academy gave them the tiebreaker. Wiesner, a senior, describes the reaction with her fellow seniors Kylie Newton and Olivia Stenzel.

 

With the season in doubt due to COVID-19, qualifying for the state meet was not lost on freshman Libby Ash.

 

The Pioneers will be some of the last runners to tackle the course hosted by Onalaska High School in West Salem. Their race is the final session of three different girls races on Saturday, which begins at 3:30 p.m.

 

Picture from Sevastopol School District

 

 


Gamblers embracing exhibition season

The Green Bay Gamblers are using their exhibition season to their advantage as they look to make final decisions on their roster.

 

The Gamblers have been able to add two additional exhibition games this season, including a bonus matchup against the Chicago Steel on Saturday that took place in front of no fans. The team lost both matchups by scores of 3-2 to Team USA and 7-5 to the Steel. Gamblers Head Coach and General Manager Pat Mikesch says it gave them a good opportunity to take a look at some players. 


 

Even when it battles the Dubuque Fighting Saints at the Resch Center on Halloween night, the focus will be on their own team rather than their opponent.

 

 

You can catch the entire interview on the NEW Radio Sports Network's podcast page and listen to every home game this season on 104.1 WRLU.

Badger game in jeopardy

Saturday's tilt against the Nebraska Cornhuskers could be in jeopardy for the Wisconsin Badgers.

 

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the game is close to being canceled due to elevated positive COVID-19 test results at UW-Madison. It means the Badgers are close to the Red/Red threshold, which puts the team's positivity rate at 5 percent and above and the population positivity rate at 7.5 percent and above.  If it crosses a certain threshold, the Badgers would have to shut down practice and competition for at least a week. With no makeup dates available, the game would go down in the record books as a no-contest.

 

COVID-19 has stolen the headlines from a Badgers football team that trounced Illinois in its season opener last Friday. It hopes to play this Saturday against Nebraska in Lincoln at 2:30 p.m.

Season uncertainty keeps Kewaunee AD busy

The lack of sports this fall does not mean Kewaunee High School athletic school Brian Rabas has not kept busy.

 

The district pushed its final fall sport, football, to the alternative spring season last week. The Storm will likely play their games on the road due to worries about the field. With schools in the Green Bay and Appleton area combining to form a super conference this spring, Rabas says it could be a challenge finding opponents. 

 

 

As for winter sports, Rabas says it is a wait and see approach just like the fall.

 

 

Rabas says large wrestling tournaments are among the first winter sports events to be taken off their calendar this school year. You can listen to our entire interview with Rabas on the Konop Meats Kewaunee Sports Central podcast feed at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

Badgers QBs battling COVID-19

The quarterback room in Madison is getting thin after a second Wisconsin Badgers player tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday that third-stringer Chase Wolf tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, a day after Graham Mertz followed up his record-setting game against Illinois with a positive test of his own. Big Ten protocols push the return of Mertz and Wolf out 21 days, which means they will miss at least three Big Ten games regardless of negative tests along the way. They could return sooner if a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test rules there was a false positive. With Jack Coan still out indefinitely, this puts redshirt junior Danny Vanden Boom behind center. According to ESPN, the athletic department has not confirmed the report citing medical privacy. 

Tooley describes unique season

Southern Door's active approach to mitigating its risks to COVID-19 has helped keep its football team on the field.

 

The Eagles have been able to play in all five of its scheduled games so far this season, going 3-2 in that span. A big reason why is because it has been able to keep enough players on the sidelines and out of quarantine. Second-year Brady Tooley says the team has done a great job making sure they do what they need to do to keep playing football.

 

 

Tooley and the Eagles will play again this Friday night at home against Mishicot. The game will air at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 102.1 MORE FM beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

State volleyball venues announced

If Luxemburg-Casco is fortunate enough to get through this week, they have the list of places they could go to next narrowed down to four.

 

With the Resch Center ruled out for this season, the WIAA has settled on four different high school hosts for the state volleyball championships. Those four schools are Kaukauna, Little Chute, Wausau West, and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. The mystery remains where the Spartans could go since as of Tuesday morning the schools were not assigned a division.

 

Before they worry about that, the Spartans have to get through Valders this Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Luxemburg-Casco. The game will air on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show.

UW Study shows lack of COVID spread in high school sports

High school athletes and their parents received good news from a UW study on Thursday regarding the spread of COVID-19 at sporting events.

 

According to a study conducted by the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health concluded participation in high school sports in Wisconsin has not led to an increase in COVID-19 infections among high school student-athletes so far this fall.  The sampling comes from about 30,000 student-athletes in the state with only one positive COVID-19 case being traced back to sports. With an incidence rate of 0.5 percent, that puts it below the average for other 14-17-year-olds statewide. The study points to the mitigation efforts of WIAA member schools for protecting their student-athletes. You can read more about the study by clicking this link.

Gibraltar takes a look at winter sports season

The Gibraltar Area School Board will look at what can be done to kids back in action this winter sports season.

 

The school canceled its fall sports season due to COVID-19 before the seasons ever got underway statewide. Based on their threshold level plan in place to decide on whether or not in-person classes can take place, it is likely that team activities would only have been allowed to take place virtually. Superintendent Tina Van Meer says the Packerland Conference is moving ahead with its winter sports season and the school board has to look at how those standards and its own threshold level plan mesh.

The Gibraltar Area School Board will meet on Monday beginning at 7 p.m.

Brewers' Williams wins top reliever honor

Brewers set-up man Devin Williams certainly made his mark in his first full season of Major League Baseball.

 

The league announced Williams as the 2020 Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year. He earned the honor by posting a 0.33 ERA while fanning 53 batters in his 27 innings of work. He gave up only eight hits and nine walks (0.63 WHIP) during those innings of work as well.  Williams led the league in best ERA, WHIP and opposing batting average (.090), and he tied for the Major League lead among relievers in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings (17.67).

 

This is the third straight year a Brewers player earned the honor, following Hader's recognition in 2018 and 2019.

Packers get back on track against Texans

Despite a late scratch of running back Aaron Jones, the Green Bay Packers' offense was able to figure things out in their 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

 

Jones was declared out earlier in the day due to a calf injury, turning the running game over to Jamal Williams. He was able to find the endzone in the fourth quarter as a part of a 19 carry, 77-yard day. Before that, it was all Aaron Rodgers. He threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half, finding Davante Adams in the first quarter and then hooking up with Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor in the second quarter. 

 

The Texans finally got on the board in the third quarter thanks to a David Johnson touchdown catch from Deshaun Watson to cut the lead to 21-7. Rodgers was able to find Adams again to get their 21-point cushion back on a 45-yard touchdown pass. The Texans would kick two field goals and find the endzone a second time in the fourth quarter but fell to 1-6 on the season despite a 300-yard day passing from Deshaun Watson.

 

The Packers will host their first home game in almost a month on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit Lambeau Field.

 

Packers look to bounce back against Texans

The Green Bay Packers will shoot to get back into the win column on Sunday afternoon when they travel to take on the Houston Texans.

 

The Packers were brought back to earth last week, giving up 38 unanswered points to the Tampa Bay Bucs last Sunday in their first loss of the season. The Texans have been underachieving so far this season, falling to 1-5 last week after their overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Injury reports released earlier this week by both teams carry some star power with corners Jaire Alexander and Kevin King, tackle David Bakhtiari, and the Smith brothers appearing for the Packers while J.J. Watt appeared for the Texans

 

Sunday's game kicks off in Houston at noon.

Sevastopol girls cross country makes state

Senior Olivia Stenzel won the race out of the scoring-eligible teams, but it was an entire team effort that punched the ticket to the state meet for the Sevastopol girls cross country team.

 

The Pioneers finished with 46 points, two points more than first place Gillett and was tied with Lourdes Academy. Tiebreakers decided the state berth with the Pioneers finishing with the better cumulative time and average time (21:45.8 108:48.8 ) and their sixth and seventh runners, Mckenzie Wiesner and Rachel Wilke, finished in a higher place than Lourdes Academy's. Olivia Stenzel took second overall with a time of 19:51 on the 5K course. You can find Sevastopol's times below and the full results here.

 

2. 46 Sevastopol (21:45.8 108:48.8 3:37.0) 
1 1 Olivia Stenzel 12 19:51.7
2 6 Jolene Luedtke 9 21:24.9
3 9 Kylie Newton 12 21:42.1

4 12 Bea Dramm 9 22:21.4

5 18 Libby Ash 9 23:28.7

6 ( 24) Mckenzie Wiesner 12 24:49.9

7 ( 25) Rachel Wilke 11 24:57.3

 

The girls will run at West Salem next weekend.

 

The Pioneers' three boys competing Saturday also had strong days. Bailey Henrickson was the top finisher for the team, coming in 20th place with a time of 18:39. The other two Pioneers, Noah Tomaszewski and Scott Andreae, finished one after the other. Their times are below and the full results can be found here.

 

20 Bailey Henrickson 12 Sevastopol 18:39.6 6:01

27 Noah Tomaszewski 12 Sevastopol 19:34.8 6:19

28 Scott Andreae 12 Sevastopol 19:42.8 6:21

 

Picture courtesy of Sevastopol School District

 

 

Correction: Olivia Stenzel got the points for finishing first out of the scoring teams, but actually took second overall behind Manitowoc Lutheran's Brooklyn Luebke. The story now reflects that. We apologize for the error.

 

Wisconsin freshman dazzles against Illinois

University of Wisconsin redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz knows how to make an entrance. Filling in for the injured Jack Coan, Mertz may have stolen the job for good in Madison. Mertz has had buzz attached to him since he committed as a four-star prospect coming out of the State of Kansas. Additionally, he was pegged as the third-best pocket passer in the country for his class. Against Illinois, he completed over 95 percent of passes. That should only add to the hype.


At one point, Mertz had completed 17 consecutive throws, which ties a Badger record. He also put six on the board five times. Tight end Jake Henderson was Mertz’s favorite scoring target, hauling in three touchdown catches en route to a 45-7 victory against Illinois. 


Wisconsin misses Penn State and Ohio State out of the east during the regular season. The path to Indianapolis was already favorable for the Badgers. Adding a dynamic passing attack, Mertz throws an awfully pretty deep ball, to the traditional bruising running game almost ensures Wisconsin will represent the west. A Big Ten Championship matchup between undefeated Ohio State and Wisconsin. Justin Fields against Graham Mertz. What is beginning to take shape is the most important conference game on the national stage in a decade.

 

Luxemburg-Casco soccer kicks off postseason

Luxemburg Casco High School’s boys’ soccer team takes the field Saturday night at seven against (3) Plymouth. It will be L-C’s first contest in the WIAA tournament. Plymouth took down Denmark in the first round earlier this week, 10-0. Spartan head coach Cory Romdenne says that the score has a wow factor to it, but it was not the most surprising result. Romdenne says if Luxemburg-Casco plays their style, with no regrets, then the Spartans have a great shot at advancing. L-C received the second seed before falling into a slump. Romdenne says they’ve learned a lot about what it will take to make a deep playoff run.

 


Romdenne wants to see his team more aggressive in the opponent’s box. He says that games are won and lost in that crucial space on both sides of the pitch. With senior goaltender Garrett Zuleger supporting a stout back line, Romdenne likes the progression they’ve made defensively around the net. He thinks the team is capable of more in the offensive box. 


Romdenne is glad to see senior striker Cody Arendt back in recent weeks and says the team’s attack is smoother with him involved, even if he does not factor into the score sheet. Griffin Saldana is another offensive weapon for the Spartans. The winner of Saturday night’s game will take on either (1) Roncalli/Two Rivers or (5) Marinette on Thursday.

 

Cross country: Sevastopol runners look to join L-C's Thiry

Luxemburg-Casco's Spencer Thiry kicked off the weekend on a high note for the area's cross country teams.

 

Thiry's 17:46 on the  5K course hosted by Kettle Moraine Lutheran was good for sixth place out of 38 participating runners to punch his ticket to Colby High School next week.

 

Bailey Henrickson, Noah Tomaszewski, and Scott Andreae and the entire girls' team will try their hand at qualifying for the state meet in West Salem when they run at Manitowoc Lutheran on Saturday. Earlier this week, past state qualifier Olivia Stenzel earned her second Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week Honor.

Football recap: L-C, Southern Door on opposite sides of routs

Fans of local high school football on the radio heard a pair of routs Friday night.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco jumped out to a 28-0 lead and didn't look back in its 35-7 home win against Seymour.

 

Over on 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door's potent offense from the first three weeks was stifled for a second week in a row, getting shutout by Sheboygan Falls 41-0.

 

For full coverage, click the links above or visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Luxemburg-Casco kicks off sectional cross country weekend

Luxemburg-Casco and Sevastopol will look to punch their tickets to state this weekend beginning Friday.

 

The Spartans will kick the sectional meet weekend off on Friday when they travel to Kettle Moraine Lutheran. The girls will race at 4:15 p.m. followed by the boys at 5 p.m.

 

The Pioneers will race at Manitowoc Lutheran on Saturday. We will have a preview of that race posted later today. 

 

The state meet will be held at different sites for each of the three different divisions on October 31st. Spartans qualifiers would head to Colby High School while the Pioneers are fighting for a trip to West Salem. Once there, each gender will be divided into three different waves to keep the numbers for each race low.

Gamblers face Team USA in exhibition opener on 104.1 WRLU

For the first time since the pandemic hit, the Green Bay Gamblers will hit the ice against someone else.

 

That "someone else" is Team USA, which will send its U-17 team to the Resch Center to face the Gamblers, which was in line for a playoff berth prior to the season stoppage. Team USA has 19 players committed to college hockey teams including University of Wisconsin commit Caden Brown. The Gamblers counter with an impressive mix of forwards including Jackson Kunz, who was selected in the fourth round of the NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. It is the group of forwards where Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch would like to see the most movement before he has to trim the rosters after next weekend.

The Gamblers and Team USA face off beginning at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU with Tobin Meyer on the call.

Football preview: L-C stays put while Southern Door hits road

A week after their non-conference meeting in Brussels, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans and Southern Door Eagles football teams look to add to their win column on Friday night.

 

The Spartans will stay at home this week as the Seymour Thunder pays a visit to Luxemburg. Paul Schmitt and Matt Piesler will have the call on 96.7 WBDK.

 

The Eagles will look to rebound on the road when they travel to Sheboygan Falls to take on the Falcons. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will carry the action on 102.1 MORE FM.

 

Both broadcasts begin at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. For an in-depth game preview, click on the links above or visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Badgers kick off season against Illinois

There will be no Fifth Quarter, Bucky Badger, or fans, but there will be football Friday night at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers host the Fighting Illini of Illinois.

 

The Illini stunned the Badgers in Champaign last season as a 30.5 point underdog, stealing the game as time expired for a 24-23 victory. One matchup to watch could be between the two quarterbacks. Brandon Peters returns for the Illini after leading them to a six-win season and their first bowl game appearance in several seasons. He started 11 games last year, throwing for 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. On the Badgers sideline is redshirt freshman Graham Mertz, who will be making his first start under center. The highly regarded recruit was thrown into action when incumbent starter Jack Coan hurt his foot in practice. 

 

The Badgers and the Illini will kick off at 7 p.m.

Spartans await playoff foes

Luxemburg-Casco's volleyball and soccer teams will have the gift of foresight as it prepares for the WIAA playoffs. 

 

Both squads have regionals with small numbers attached to them, giving them a bye to Saturday's final with a chance to head to sectionals with just a single win. The soccer team already knows who they will see on Saturday after Plymouth blew past Denmark 10-0 on Tuesday. The volleyball team will keep a close eye on Denmark Thursday night as they play host to Two Rivers.

 

Both regional finals will take place on Saturday at Luxemburg-Casco at 7 p.m.

Gamblers carry chip against Team USA

You can't blame the Green Bay Gamblers for possibly having some extra motivation heading into Friday's exhibition opener against Team USA.

 

For starters, the team has been in training camp for several weeks waiting for its regular-season opener in two weeks. Players are battling not just for playing time but for spots on the team. Then there is the Team USA factor. Based in Plymouth, Mich., Team USA gets the first crack on the best American players for its U-17 and U-18 squads, meaning several members of the Gamblers were passed over for spots. Head coach Pat Mikesch says forward Cam VanSickle had an invitation to the Team USA camp that was canceled due to COVID-19 and believes he could have had a shot.

 

 

Mikesch says as for the other players, they all get developed the same way as Team USA as they try to make them comfortable in their own locker room. The two teams face off on Friday at 7:05 p.m. in a game that will air on 104.1 WRLU.

 

Visit the NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com's podcast page for our weekly interview with Mikesch every Wednesday 

Packers bring back Braden

A familiar face to the Green Bay Packers practice squad has been signed.

 

The Packers announced Wednesday that it has signed guard Ben Braden to the practice squad for a second stint. He has bounced between the Packers and the New York Jets since he signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan in 2017. He has been primarily a practice squad player, but he has made the active roster with the Jets with three games played between 2018 and 2019.

Kewaunee football moves to the spring

After holding out hope, there will be no Kewaunee football this fall.

 

Kewaunee athletic director Brian Rabas confirmed the decision by the school board to move the football season to the alternative spring season. The school's cross country, tennis, soccer, and volleyball teams had already made the switch, but there was hope earlier this month that the team could still get some games in. Since then, Kewaunee High School has seen its virtual learning extended to at least November and one of their opponents, Clintonville, also shut down sports at the school due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

Visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com this afternoon for our latest interview with Rabas.

Pioneers girls, Spartans cross country teams qualify for sectionals

Eighteen local runners will head to their respective sectional meets on Saturday after qualifying at their subsectional meets on Tuesday.

 

In Lena, Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel won the subsectional meet with a time of 20:13 as the girls' team qualified for sectionals. Bailey Henrickson (18:01), Noah Tomaszewski (19:36) and Scott Andreae (19:40) will run in the boys' race Saturday when they travel to Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans had a good day on their home course with both teams moving onto Saturday's sectional meet at Kettle Moraine Lutheran. Sophia Mleziva and Spencer Thiry led the way for the Spartans.

 

Click on the links for full recaps at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Spartans tested, but prevail in volleyball championship

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball faced their toughest test of the season on Tuesday night but still walked off the court as the newly crowned NEC champions.

 

The Spartans won the match 25-14, 25-23, 26-24. The team went 28 straight sets without giving up more than 20 points. Defense was key in the match with Kenzie Hanson (23), Grace Holschuh (10), Jillian Lynts (18) and Emma Johnson (14) all registering double-digit dig totals. Johnson had 38 assists on the evening while Holschuh led all Spartans with 10 kills. Kennedy Schmitz had 37 digs and Sam Kempinger scored on 12 kills for the Foxes.

 

The first set was even until L-C pulled away midway through. Fox Valley Lutheran pushed back to start set two, building a 13-7 lead before the Spartans roared back. Luxemburg-Casco was able to win three of the last four points for the 25-23 edge. The third set was defined by runs. Just when it looked like one side or the other was set to pull away, the score tightened again. L-C squeaked out a two-point win.

 

The Spartans will have a few days off before they play in the regional championship against a to-be-determined opponent. The match will be carried on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

 

 

 

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball

Spartans soccer fall in tournament tune-up

Peshtigo scored two unanswered goals in the second half to put away the Spartans 3-1 at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex Tuesday night.

 

The match between two of the region's better teams started with Ryan VanVooren scoring in the eighth minute to give the Bulldogs the early 1-0 lead. About 10 minutes later, Griffin Saldana was able to find Cody Arendt for the equalizer to tie the game at one for the Spartans. The Bulldogs were able to find the net twice in the second half, first by Johnny Conn in the 68th minute and Adam Bauman four minutes later.  Spartans goalie Garrett Zuleger and Bulldogs keeper Seth Davis each had six saves.

 

Head coach Cory Romdenne said the Bulldogs were an impressive team to face and he hopes the match served as good preparation and a test before the teams start their playoff run this weekend.

 

Picture from Luxemburg-Casco Soccer Club

 

Brewers prospects getting their work in

It is catch up time for several prospects for the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

The Brewers are in the final weeks of its instructional league camp, which is taking place at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. Games started last week and will continue through November 12th. The entire 2020 draft class is in camp along with top prospects like infielder Brice Turang and outfielders Joe Gray and Micah Bello.

 

In other Brewers news, Devin Williams was named a finalist for the National League reliever of the year. In 27 innings of work, Williams registered an ERA of 0.33 and struck out 53 batters during the 2020 season.

L-C soccer adds Peshtigo match for Tuesday

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team has added one of the Packerland Conference's best teams to its schedule ahead of Saturday's regional final.

 

The Spartans will host the Peshtigo Bulldogs at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex at 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The game comes after the Spartans tied Fox Valley Lutheran 1-1 on October 15th thanks to a late goal by Johan Amador. The Bulldogs won three games in a row two weekends ago and have earned the number one seed in their own regional. 

Area cross country runners ready for subsectionals

Runners at Sevastopol and Luxemburg-Casco are looking to punch their ticket to sectionals this weekend.

 

The Spartans will host Chilton, Denmark, New Holstein, Two Rivers, and Valders in two waves. Chilton, New Holstein, Two Rivers and Valders are scheduled to run at 2:15 p.m. while the Spartans and Denmark will toe the line at 3:30. According to the WIAA website, Southern Door has opted out of the subsectional meet, joining Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay.

 

The Pioneers will travel to Lena for their subsectional race, which is scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m. They will be racing against NEW Lutheran, Gillett, and Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas. Gibraltar and Algoma would have been in the subsectional with Sevastopol prior to opting out.

 

You can find previews for each school online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Spartans win heading into final regular season test

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls volleyball team could clinch the NEC volleyball championship Tuesday night after another three-set victory on Monday, this time against Freedom.

 

The Spartans topped the Irish 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 to improve to 9-0 on the season, continuing a trend of not allowing 20 points in a given set. Outside hitter Grace Holschuh registered 11 kills and 13 kills and middle blocker Autumn Flynn added seven kills and two blocks. Setter Emma Johnson had another strong night giving her teammates opportunities to score, collecting 36 assists and eight digs. 

 

The Spartans will go for a conference championship Tuesday night in Luxemburg when they host Fox Valley Lutheran at 7 p.m. The Foxes enter the match 11-1, losing for the first time last Saturday against Freedom. 

Fall 50 course marked

Race organizers are not encouraging it, but Fall 50 runners can still follow the course if they would like.

 

An email sent to participants Monday said every turn and mile marker for the solo and team relay event is still marked despite the event being canceled last month. The course will follow what was approved for this year's event, which was slated to start further north than usual at the Washington Island Ferry dock and finish on the Michigan Street Bridge. The course had to be changed for 2020 due to flooding in the finish line area and no permits for the race legs inside Peninsula State Park. For those wishing to tackle the miles, runners are encouraged to dress in layers due to the expected cold temps, wear bright colors, be cautious of motorists, bring your own fluids and snacks, and have a face mask handy if you plan to step inside one of the local businesses. Medals and hoodies for registered participants have been put in the mail with an expected arrival set for later this week.

 

Last year, 450 teams, 12 pairs, and 77 solo runners participated in the popular event.

 

Photo from Fall 50

Richards hold slight lead in Run the Door standings

Bob Richards continues to hold a slight lead in the 2020 Run the Door standings.

 

In a series that has consisted mostly of participation points due to races being canceled. Richards holds an 83-81 lead over Michael Ahrens. David Clowers and Susan Reynolds-Smith are in third with 78 points. 

 

John Schopf of Green Bay leads all out-of-county runners with 65 points and Luke Selle, Caitlyn Hasenjager, and Nate Hasenjager are all tied in the youth category with 20 points.

 

Run the Door Series participants will have another chance to earn some points by running the virtual Door County Turkey Trot taking place next month. 

Winter sports just one month out

The fall season may feel like they just began, but the WIAA winter sports season is right around the corner.

 

Last Friday marked the one month to go mark for sports like girls basketball, gymnastics, and hockey to start practicing. Wrestling, boys basketball. and swimming would start a week after on November 23rd.

 

Wrestlers can actually start doing their skinfold measurements today ahead of its season start on November 23rd. Unlike the fall season, there is no "second season" planned for the winter if it does not go off as planned due to COVID-19.  

 

Spartans volleyball look to get back on track versus Irish

The sprint of a fall season got a lot shorter for the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team.

 

It will have been approximately two weeks since the Spartans last took the court for a match when they host the Freedom Irish on Monday. They have only recently been able to get back onto the court after COVID-19 concerns forced them to cancel about seven matches. The team returns to face the conference's top two teams in Freedom and Fox Valley Lutheran with the NEC title on the line. Prior to their play stoppage, the Spartans had run the table not just with matches but with sets as well. Speaking on October 8th, head coach Jeff Frey explains why his team has been having so much success this year.

 

 

First serve for Monday's match is 7 p.m.

Packers blown out in Tampa

The Green Bay Packers jumped out quickly but played flat the rest of the game as it lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon 38-10. 

 

The Packers scored on its opening drive for the fifth straight game with a 39 yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Aaron Jones would cap off the quarter with his fifth straight game with at least one touchdown, this time from one yard out to put the Packers ahead 10-0. It was all downhill from there as Aaron Rodgers threw one interception that was returned for a touchdown and another that brought the ball inside the five-yard line to quickly make it 14-10 Bucs. Tom Brady would throw for two more touchdowns that made it a 28-10 game at the break. The Buccaneers would complete their rout in the third quarter with a long field goal by Ryan Succop and a second touchdown by Ronald Jones. The Packers set season lows in points and yards gained in the loss.

 

The Packers will look to rebound in its next game October 25th at Houston. The game is a scheduled noon start.

Packers face Bucs in Battle of the Bays

The Green Bay Packers look to come off the bye week on a good note when they travel to Tampa Bay to battle the Buccaneers. 

 

The Packers enter the game 4-0 on the season, winning their last game 30-16 over the Atlanta Falcons. The Buccaneers also had an extended break before Sunday's game, last playing October 8th in a 20-19 loss against the Chicago Bears. This marks the second time Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have dueled on the gridiron with each quarterback winning on their home field.

 

Sunday's game begins at 3:25 p.m.

Wisconsin enters first game week ranked

The Wisconsin Badgers haven't played a game since it narrowly lost to Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but they will host Illinois Friday as a ranked team.

 

Prior to the conclusion of Saturday's slate of games, the Badgers were ranked 16th in the AP Poll and 15th in the Coaches Poll. They are one of seven teams in the top 25 that have not played a snap this season, joining Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, and USC with that distinction. 

 

The Badgers and the Illini face off Friday at Camp Randall Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. The Badgers are early 23.5 point favorites according to some oddsmakers as they try to avoid losing to the Illini in back to back years for the first time since 2002.

COVID gives subsectionals a different look

The road to state begins on Tuesday for area cross country teams on Tuesday, but it will certainly look different than in years past.

 

For starters, there will be fewer total teams competing thanks to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Approximately 75 teams opted for the alternate spring season before the fall got underway. Since then, other teams have jumped the alternate season. At the meet itself, teams will compete in two separate waves. That means a total of four races (two boys, two girls) will be held. Only Sevastopol, Luxemburg-Casco, and Southern Door will be competing in Tuesday's subsectional meets with full previews being posted at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com at that time. Below are the subsectional and wave assignments for each school competing. Kewaunee, Gibraltar, and Sturgeon Bay opted for the alternate season while Algoma chose to not participate in WIAA tournament events.

 

LENA SUBSECTIONAL

Sevastopol, 2 (Races Begins at 3:30)

 

LUXEMBURG-CASCO SECTIONAL

Luxemburg-Casco, 2 (Races begin at 3:30)

Southern Door, 2

DNR offers online-only hunter ed for youth

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for young hunters to get to the woods this fall.

 

In light of the surging COVID-19 numbers, the DNR is allowing hunters of all ages to take care of the hunter education requirement entirely online. A field day of five to seven hours had been required in the past to teach firearm basics and safety. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, only about 6,000 hunting safety certificates have been issued so far in 2020, down from its usual 18,000-22,000. The pandemic canceled several in-person courses earlier this year.

 

You can find more information about the online hunter safety education courses on the DNR website.

Packers' defense could be shorthanded against Bucs

Four defensive players are questionable in the run-up to Sunday’s NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even coming off a bye week, the Green and Gold are a bit banged up. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady isn’t the force he once was at 42, but he still has the skills to pick apart a depleted opponent. Saturday’s injury report release includes cornerback Kevin King (quadriceps), defensive lineman Montravius Adams (neck), as well as outside linebackers Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary (ankle problems for both players).


Green Bay is undefeated, while Tampa Bay has two losses on the year, including to the Chicago Bears last Thursday.

 

L-C volleyball back on the court

Luxemburg-Casco High School’s varsity girls’ volleyball team returned to practice this week. They have about a week to shake the rust off following a COVID-19 quarantine period before finding out their opponent in the WIAA postseason tournament. The regional hosts will face either (2) Denmark or (3) Two Rivers at home in one week.

 

Hill Raceway gets a tune-up

The Hill Raceway is making improvements to its track for an anticipated resumption of activities in 2021. Door County Public Health requested that the venue cancel its schedule this summer to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the cars start their engines under the lights again in summer, they’ll be greeted by some renovations. Facebook updates began last Friday on new fencing going up on the curves. A new post Thursday shows that the work is nearing completion.

 

Vandenbush scores six touchdowns in L-C romp over Southern Door

Luxemburg-Casco was able to get a win on and off the field in its matchup against Southern Door.

 

Before kickoff, the Spartans Booster Club edged the Southern Doo Athletic Boosters $445 to $420, giving them the matching funds from NEW Radio Sports Network. Both schools will earn money to put towards purchases for their athletic teams. NEW Radio thanks the fans of Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door for participating in the Booster Battle.

 

On the field, Issac Vandenbush's six touchdowns gave the Spartans 49-14 victory over the host Eagles. You can read more about the games from each team's perspective at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

Southern Door

Luxemburg-Casco

Spartans, Foxes tie in soccer

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team was able to erase a 1-0 deficit in the 60th minute to tie Fox Valley Lutheran 1-1 in a home match Thursday night.

 

The Foxes peppered goalie Garrett Zuleger with shots all night long, breaking through in the 47th minute when Gavin Rehberg scored his fourth goal in two games. Zuleger resisted the rest of the evening turning away the other eight shots he saw. The Spartans were able to pick up their lone tally in the 60th minute when Nathan Johnson set up Johan Amador for the goal.

 

The Spartans will have the next week off as they await their opponent in the regional final.

Cross country recap: Sevastopol's Stenzel wins fourth straight title

Luxemburg-Casco, Sevastopol, and Southern Door got their final tune-up before subsectionals next week at their respective conference meets.

 

In Sturgeon Bay, Olivia Stenzel won her fourth straight Packerland Conference championship as the Pioneers girls team won the championship and the boys made their own case for a title. Official results were not available as of 6 a.m. Friday.

 

In Neenah, both the boys and girls teams at Luxemburg-Casco placed in the top half of the conference at Thursday's NEC Championships. Spencer Thiry and Megan Vandermause were the top finishers for the Spartans.

 

Click on the links for more coverage from the NEW Radio Sports Network.

Football preview: Southern Door, L-C square off

An old Packerland rivalry will be renewed Friday night in Brussels when Luxemburg-Casco visits Southern Door.

 

Game cancellations by Denmark and Kewaunee set up the matchup that has not been played since 2006. The Spartans had won five straight in the series before bolting to the Northeastern Conference in 2007.

 

Click here for the L-C Preview with Paul Schmitt

Click here for the Southern Door Preview with Tim Kowols

 

To commemorate the matchup and to help both programs offset funds lost due to COVID-19, NEW Radio Sports Network is hosting a Booster Battle. Click on the link to support your favorite school with the winning school earning an additional dollar-for-dollar match up to $500 from NEW Radio.

 

Athletic director Korey Mallien reminds fans of both schools that due to the increasing numbers of the COVID pandemic, Packerland Conference rules, and the state order about limiting capacity of gatherings, the football game between Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco is CLOSED to the general public.  Attendance is limited to two fans per varsity football player for both teams. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Fans must be on an approved "fan list" at the gate in order to be admitted.

Rose wins WAAD honor

Despite the school not being able to compete in many WIAA events, Washington Island's Jim Rose was honored last month

 

Rose is the recipient of the 2020 Wisconsin Association of Athletic Directors Distinguished Service Award. He is a former teacher at Washington Island School and in the past has served as an assistant boys basketball coach in addition to other roles promoting athletics on the island. Washington Island Principal Michelle Kanipes says it was an honor well deserved.

 

Washington Island boasts basketball, trap shooting, cross country, and equestrian teams. They also join forces with Gibraltar in the spring.

Conference meets dot cross country slate

Both the Packerland Conference and Northeastern Conference will decide their cross country champions on Thursday with a pair of meets.

 

Sevastopol, Southern Door,  and Sturgeon Bay will battle fellow conference Oconto and Peshtigo when they run at Cherry Hills Golf Course beginning at 3:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will travel to Neenah to face their Northeastern Conference at Winagamie Golf Course. The first race begins at 4 p.m.

 

Click on the links above for more coverage at NEWRadioSportsNetwork,com

Spartans soccer look to rebound against Fox Valley Lutheran

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team will try to rebound from their loss earlier this week in their final game of the regular season before postseason play on Thursday against Fox Valley Lutheran.

 

The Spartans lost in their last outing to Seymour by a score of 1-0 despite having some good chances in the latter stages of the game. The Foxes won their last game 4-3 against Waupaca. Spartans defenders will have to try to quiet Gavin Rehberg, who registered a hat trick against the Comets in their Tuesday night matchup.

 

Thursday’s match at L-C will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Alternate spring season filling up with local teams

If teams are able to be filled this February, there will be plenty of local schools involved in the alternate spring season.

 

Last Saturday was the deadline for teams to apply for the alternate fall season which was created for schools who could not play at least 50 percent of their schedule by this point or did not allow for athletics at this time. Luxemburg-Casco is the only school that will not have a team participate in the alternate fall season. Some teams like Sevastopol football, Algoma soccer, and Southern Door volleyball were able to start their seasons but opted to switch later. Due to virtual learning, Gibraltar did not have a team compete at all this fall. Below is a listing of the teams that are holding off until the alternate fall season if they are able to field a roster.

 

FOOTBALL

Sturgeon Bay

Sevastopol

Gibraltar

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

Sevastopol

Southern Door

Algoma

Sturgeon Bay

Gibraltar

Kewaunee

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Gibraltar

Kewaunee

 

SOCCER

Gibraltar/Sevastopol

Sturgeon Bay

Kewaunee

 

Gamblers coach excited for season start

After having to conclude last season unexpectedly with Zoom calls for exit interviews, Green Bay Gamblers head coach Pat Mickesh is happy for some kind of return to normalcy.

 

The team has been practicing since the middle of September and will not feature players outside of the United States or Canada this season due to COVID-19, Players have their symptoms and their temperatures checked daily before practices. Workouts feature at least a few players off the ice due to the extra caution. Because of the limits they have outside of the rink, Mickesh says he senses the time on the ice is even more enjoyable for the players.

 

 

 

Mickesh says coaches will be masked up for practices and games, and that is okay for him.

 

He will be back behind that bench again on October 23rd when the Gamblers host Team USA at the Resch Center. Limited tickets are available and all home games will air on 104.1 WRLU. 

Spartans soccer falls to Seymour

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team suffered only its second defeat of the season Tuesday night, falling to Seymour 1-0.

 

The Thunder scored the team's lone goal in the 22nd minute when senior midfielder Josh Prewitt scored from approximately five yards after avoiding a pair of Spartans defenders. 

 

The Spartans will close out the regular season on October 15th when they host Fox Valley Lutheran at 4 p.m. 

Luxemburg-Casco volleyball to host regional final

Once the team gets out of quarantine, it will be a sprint to a possible second golden ball for the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team.

 

The WIAA released a partially completed bracket on Tuesday, omitting the portion where the Spartans will be located when the playoffs will begin next week. Entering the region as the top seed, the Spartans will wait to see which team wins the matchup between second-seeded Denmark and third-seeded Two Rivers. The Spartans would host the winner Saturday night at 7 p.m. 

Gamblers promote Mitchell to team president

After well over a decade with the organization, the Green Bay Gamblers have elevated Jeff Mitchell to the role of team president.

 

PMI Entertainment Group, which owns the Gamblers and manages the Resch Center, announced the decision on Monday to promote Mitchell, who has served as the team's director of business and promotions since 2008. He will report to Brendan Bruss, who previously served as team president prior to his own promotion to PMI Entertainment Group President. 

 

According to the release, As director of business & promotions, Mitchell was responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Gamblers.  Under his leadership the Gamblers have consistently ranked near the top in league attendance, shown consistent growth in corporate sponsorships, and introduced promotions that have gained national acclaim.  On the hockey side, Mitchell has served as a liaison to the hockey staff and assisted Bruss in the hiring of head coaches Jon Cooper, Eric Rud, Derek Lalonde, and current head coach Pat Mikesch. 

 

All Green Bay Gamblers home games will air this season on 104.1 WRLU and streamed at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Sevastopol shifts football to the spring

Sevastopol High School found itself without an opponent again and has opted to move the rest of its football season to the alternate period this spring. Last week, two opponents canceled their game against Sevastopol. The Pioneers were initially scheduled to play Auburndale in a return match from their Week One contest. That was switched to a road game at Wausaukee, which was called off on Thursday. 


The WIAA had set a deadline of this past Saturday for schools to notify the governing body of their intention to move to the alternate fall schedule in early 2021. Sevastopol held a team meeting and chose not to pursue that action as they had three games slated through early November. This Friday’s game had to be canceled early in the week due to a scheduling conflict. Athletic Director Brooke Tanck says that the WIAA gave Lena’s original opponent, Gillett, clearance to resume play after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Since Gillett is in the same conference as Lena, the WIAA said that matchup takes precedence. Sevastopol left without another game, petitioned the WIAA to allow them to opt for the alternate schedule two days late, and that appeal was granted. 


Seven total games are allowed between fall and spring. Sevastopol is 1-1 and eligible for up to five contests beginning in March.

 

*Photo taken during Week Two game against Lena HS. Courtesy of School District of Sevastopol Facebook page.

 

Luxemburg-Casco soccer gets two-seed in WIAA tournament

Luxemburg-Casco soccer knows where they will be playing when they conclude their regular season this week. 

 

The WIAA released its tournament bracket for all three divisions on Monday, giving the Spartans on two seed and a bye to the regional final. They will await the winner of #3 Plymouth and #6 Denmark and play at home on October 24th. Sites have not been determined for sectionals, but if the Spartans are victorious they would play the winner of the Roncalli/Two Rivers co-op and New Holstein/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah vs. Marinette.

 

Door County Turkey Trot revived as virtual race

After being canceled earlier this year, the Sevastopol PTO is reviving its holiday tradition.

 

The Door County Turkey Trot, albeit runners and walkers will be participating on their own courses. PTO President Tracy Wautlet posted on the school's website that the "PTO couldn’t bear the thought of not adding this year’s t-shirt to our collections" and decided to host the virtual event based on feedback it received. Participants have until Saturday to sign up for the event online and then can complete their own two-mile or four-mile course between November 6th and 14th. Race registrations include a commemorative t-shirt and all proceeds benefit the Sevastopol PTO.

 

You can sign up by clicking this link or if you don't want to run or walk, you can buy the t-shirt on the school's website.

Gregory picks up points for state wrestling team

Sturgeon Bay wrestler Julia Gregory is playing a big role on Team Wisconsin- Red at the Midwest Mat of Dreams HS Girls Preseason Dual this past weekend.

 

Team Wisconsin- Red took 3rd place in Pool B action and won the Silver Results section at the tournament held in Coralville, Iowa. Gregory went 4-3 on the weekend at 138 pounds, which includes picking up a forfeit in what would have been her final match of the day. She was able to rebound from getting pinned by two girls from Iowa to win three of her final four matches: a 17-1 technical fall of Kirsten Frier (FEWTeamIowa), an 84-second pin of Jaden Culifer (Texas Pink), and a pin of Catie Campbell (Indiana) in 4:56.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SBS Wrestling Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

Badgers move up season opener

If you don't have a high school football game to tune into next Friday, the Wisconsin Badgers now have you covered.

 

The Big 10 announced the schedule for the conference's opening weekend next week, which includes the Badgers opening the year against the Illinois Fighting Illini under the Camp Randall Stadium lights at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, October 24th. So far it is one of five Big Ten games to be moved to Friday nights this season after Monday's announcement.  No times are set for the Badgers' other games this season.

 

Actual fans will not be allowed to attend the game, but the University of Wisconsin athletic department is following the lead of the Milwaukee Brewers and other professional sports leagues. You can purchase a cardboard cutout of yourself to be placed inside Camp Randall Stadium for a fee. 

Why the Vikings loss hurts the Packers

Going into Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers were the last undefeated teams in the NFC. The Packers had their bye week while the Seahawks were hosting the Minnesota Vikings(1-3) on Sunday night. Seattle was able to come back late with a 94-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes to win 27-26 and stay unbeaten. As the Vikings drop another game, the Packers separate even further away from them in the division. The bad news is that Seattle is now 5-0. This year the NFL has instituted a seventh seed in the playoffs so only the number one seed from each conference will get a first-round bye instead of the top two seeds. A Viking win would’ve put Green Bay in control of the one seed while still holding a firm lead over Minnesota in the NFC North division. If Green Bay and Seattle have the same record at the end of the season, the number one seed in the conference will come down to tiebreakers as the two teams won’t face each other in the regular season. 

 

The Packers go on the road next Sunday to take on the Buccaneers. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m.

 

L-C soccer looks to beat Wrightstown for second time this year

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team will be traveling to Wrightstown to take on the Tigers on Monday. The Spartans are coming off a 3-2 victory over Marinette after losing their first match of the season to Freedom 4-0. The Spartans were able to beat the Tigers earlier in the season. After being tied 1-1 at the half, goals by Griffin Saldana and Nathan Johnson gave the Spartans a 3-1 lead. A Wrightstown rally fell short as they were only able to net one more goal.

 

First touch is Monday at 4:00 p.m.

 

Packers' Rookie Krys Barnes Standing Out

After being gashed for 285 rushing yards in the NFC title game in San Francisco, it was evident that the Packers needed to improve their defense. Little did anyone know that the help would come from undrafted rookie linebacker Krys Barnes. After Green Bay signed free agent Christian Kirksey and drafted Kamal Martin, Krys Barnes was an afterthought. Martin went down in training camp with a meniscus injury and Kirksey has been out with a shoulder injury. Barnes has filled that hole wonderfully as PFF(Pro Football Focus) put him on their All-Rookie team through the first month. Pro Football Focus grades every player on every snap of each game. The undrafted rookie from UCLA is the second-highest graded rookie linebacker behind only Patrick Queen who was selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. Barnes is second on the team with 25 total tackles. The Packers are off this week with a bye and will be heading down to Tampa Bay next week to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are 3-2 and coming off a devastating 20-19 on Thursday to the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have split the previous two games played against each other.

What to know about Badgers QB Graham Mertz

With starting quarterback Jack Coan being out indefinitely with a foot injury, redshirt-freshman Graham Mertz will start in his place. Mertz was an all-state quarterback in the state of Kansas as a junior and senior. His senior year he was named the Kansas Gatorade Football Player of the Year and played in the All-American game where he was named MVP after throwing for a record five touchdowns. The former four-star recruit was also rated as one of the top pocket passers in his class by ESPN. After redshirting last season, Mertz will have an opportunity to lead the Badgers this season and help them avenge last year’s loss at Illinois. Wisconsin was heavily favored and currently the sixth-best team in the country before falling 24-23. The Badgers missed a field goal and had two turnovers in the final 18 minutes of play. 

 

The Badgers kick off their season by hosting Illinois on October 24. 

 

UWGB lands in-state point guard

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team was able to get a commitment from Racine St. Catherines’ Kamari McGee. McGee is a 6’0 tall senior who helped the Angels go 25-0 a year ago. The point guard excels on defense and was voted First-Team All-Metro Conference. As a junior, McGee averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.  

 

The Phoenix will open the season at home against Eastern Illinois on December 5. 

 

Brewers to upgrade retractable roof

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Brewers will be spending $1.8 million to upgrade the system that controls the retractable roof. The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District board approved of the upgrade as the current system has reached its 20-year life span. The new system will also have a 20-year life span and will take about 18 months to install. The Brewers will also be spending $1.3 million to upgrade the fire detective system. 

 

L-C and SD football schedule game

The Luxemburg-Casco football team will be traveling to Southern Door on Friday to take on the Eagles. The Spartans cancelled their Friday matchup with Freedom and had already cancelled their October 16 matchup with Denmark. Meanwhile, Southern Door had October 16 after Kewaunee canceled their matchup because they are still learning virtually. With both teams needing new opponents, the Spartans will now travel to play the Eagles on Friday,

 

For more information, visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

 

L-C cross country looks to conference, sub-sectionals

 

The Luxemburg-Casco cross country team finished their regular season on Friday with two second-place finishes in a conference meet at Northbrook Golf Course. Both the boys and girls team fell short to Freedom. The Spartans’ cross country coach Katie Waege on how this team has been focused and preparing for this moment all season.

 

Nutrition has always been an important part of someone’s health and performance. Last year, L-C brought in a nutritionist to help the athletes understand what is important and they have continued those practices this year.

 

The North Eastern conference championships will be on October 15 at Winnegamie Golf Course. To listen to the entire conversation, visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

 

Eagles top Blue Devils 42-12 on 102.1 MORE FM

The Southern Door Eagles had to rely on their passing game to soar past the Oconto Blue Devils 42-12 on Friday night. 

 

The Eagles got off to a slow start offensively before an interception set up a first-quarter touchdown for the Blue Devils on 10-yard pass from Caleb Moe to Will Sherman.  After a scoreless first quarter for the Eagles, Alex Daoust was able to find Jack Peterson and Marcus Marchant to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. The Eagles made some adjustments to loosen up the running game that was held to less than 50 yards in the first half. The Eagles would score three touchdowns in the third quarter, two of which were on the ground. Daoust opened the frame with a 22 yard scamper for a score followed by a Nick Baudhuin touchdown from seven yards out. With time running out in the third quarter, Devin Schinktgen turned a 10 yard pass from Daoust into 48 yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 35-6 lead. The Blue Devils would score one last time in the fourth quarter thanks to a 14 yard catch by Alex Fuller from Moe. The score was set up by a long run by Houston Rude. The two teams would exchange fumble recoveries before Baudhuin would visit the end zone one more time from 15 yards out to finish out the scoring for the Eagles. 

 

The Eagles were held to less than 150 yards rushing after averaging more than 350 yards in its first two games. Daoust made up for it through the air, throwing for 200-plus yards and three touchdowns.

 

The Eagles will face Luxemburg-Casco next Friday night for a non-conference matchup between the two former Packerland rivals. 102.1 MORE FM and 96.7 WBDK will air the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-game show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

 

L-C cross country runs well at Northbrook

The Luxemburg-Casco cross country team took second in both the boys and girls race in a home meet at Northbrook Golf Course on Friday. In the boy's competition, the Spartans finished with a team score of 60, only trailing Freedoms’ score of 19. Denmark and Oconto Falls recorded scores of 81 and 82 while Marinette didn’t have enough runners to qualify. The Spartans were led by Spencer Thiry who finished in seventh with a time of 18:34. Gabe Havel wasn’t far behind as he took ninth finishing in 18:56. The remaining scorers all finished in the top 22.

 

Michael Otradovec 19:41

Lance Cherovsky 20:23

Logan Kasten 20:43

 

The Spartan girls also took second as they recorded a score of 43. Freedom took the girl's competition with a score of 20. Marinette and Oconto Falls finished with scores of 86 and 91 while Denmark didn’t have enough runners to qualify. The Spartans were spectacular as all five scorers finished in the top 12 with three of them finishing in the top eight. Megan Vandermaus led the way as she took fifth finishing in 21:52. 

 

Madi Bevins 22:23

Sophie Mleziva 22:28

Alyssa Delebreau 22:51

Ella Wessel 22:58

 

The Spartans are back in action on October 15 at Winnegamie Golf Course. 

 

Algoma Soccer looks to Avenge Earlier Loss

The Algoma soccer team will be hosting Pesthtigo at home on Saturday afternoon. It will be a tough task for the Wolves as they recently lost to Peshtigo on Monday 6-0. The Bulldogs were able to score three goals in the first ten minutes of action. Peshtigo is coming into the game with a three-game winning streak. 

 

First touch is 2:00 p.m. at Algoma High School. 

 

Pioneer Football travels to Lena next Friday

After Friday’s matchup with Wausaukee was canceled on Thursday, Sevastopol will not be playing this weekend but will be traveling to Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas next Friday. The Pioneers were originally set to play Algoma next on October 16 but Algoma canceled their season. This will be the second time in three weeks that the Pioneers will match up with the Titans. In the first matchup at home, the Pioneers were in control from the start as they led 40-6 at halftime and cruised to a 40-20 win. Sevastopol is currently 1-1 on the season.

WIAA Approves Track and Field Rules, Non-School Competition Accommodations

At its October meeting on Friday, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved two track and field recommendations made by coaches along with providing flexibility when it comes to non-school competitions during the spring and alternate fall sports seasons in 2020-2021. 

 

One of the track and field regulations this year is, “for relay exchanges that do not occur in assigned lanes, the line-up position is determined and maintained when the incoming runners reach the straightaway before the exchange.” The second recommendation approved extends the sunset clause used to determine divisional placement. This allows for the second year of required data collection that couldn’t be completed last year due to the cancellations of COVID-19.

 

As for non-school competition events, the Board decided that girls soccer will be allowed two non-school competitions. Baseball and softball will be allowed three of these competitions while boys soccer, boys volleyball, and girls volleyball will be allowed four. Hosting parties for these events must distribute the tickets evenly between the teams involved and should enforce social distancing of at least six feet. The hosting party has the option to find a different location to help with the capacity and if they can’t find an alternate location, they should reach out to the WIAA immediately. The host shall also meet with their local health department on whether they can meet the spectator requirements or not. 

 

The Winter Sports Guidelines were also approved at Friday’s meeting. 

 

Sevastopol Cross Country Dominates Again

The Sevastopol cross country team won both the boys and girls race for the second consecutive meet on Thursday. The Pioneer boys were able to edge out the victory over Oconto by one point 27-28. The Peshtigo boys did not have enough runners to qualify as a team but had the top three finishers including Caleb Smith who won the race with a time of 17:56. The Pioneers were led by Bailey Henrickson who took fourth overall with a time of 18:30. The other scorers all finished in the top 12.

 

Scott Andreae 19:24

Noah Tomaszewski 19:28

Ezra Linnan 20:46

Sam Abel 20:57

 

As for the girls, Sevastopol was one point shy of a perfect score and won with a 16. Oconto took second with a 49 and Peshtigo didn’t have enough runners to qualify. All five of Sevastopols’ scorers finished in the top eight including Olivia Stenzel who won the race with a time of 19:54. The remaining scorers for Sevastopol were as follows:

 

Jolene Luedtke 21:54

Bea Bramm 24:18

Rachel Wilke 24:24

Cassie Rankin 25:12

 

Sevastopols’ next scheduled meet is October 15 at Cherry Hills Golf Course for the conference title.  

 

Kewaunee football on hold

The football team is the only sport at Kewaunee hanging on for hope this fall season. The school board approved its other fall sports like volleyball, soccer, and cross country to play in the alternative spring season, which is slated to begin near the beginning of March. Football was the lone holdout due to concerns about the weather, field conditions, and getting enough games. The Storm was hoping to get on the field next Friday against Southern Door, but an extension of their virtual learning last week ended those hopes. Earlier this year, school officials decided that if students were not 100 percent in the classroom that they would not be able to practice or compete. Athletic Director Brian Rabas notified Southern Door’s athletic director Korey Mallien that they would not be able to play on October 16th earlier this week. Rabas says there has been a lot of frustration, but also understanding.

The earliest the Storm could make it on the field would be October 23rd when they are scheduled to play Peshtigo. A game against Clintonville the following week is also in doubt because similarly, that school district has also opted not to hold practices or competitions until they are out of virtual instruction. You can hear our full interview with Rabas online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

NHL drafts four with Gamblers ties

Four players with ties to the Green Bay Gamblers could see their careers continue in the NHL after this week's draft.

 

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei and forward Jackson Kunz were both selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Lohrei in the 2nd round (58th overall) to the Boston Bruins and Kunz in the 4th round (113th) to the Vancouver Canucks.  Also taken in the draft, Gamblers Affiliate list player Jackson Hallum, 3rd round (91st) Vegas Golden Knights and former player Tanner Dickinson, 4th Round (119th) St. Louis Blues. 

 

Lohrei, led all USHL Defenseman in assists (29) and was second in scoring (37).  The Verona, Wisconsin native, participated in the 2020 Bio Steel All-American Prospects Game and was named 2nd Team All-USHL in 2019-2020. Lohrei is committed to Ohio State.

 

Kunz spent the 2019-20 season at prep school power Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota.  In 45 games, Kunz tallied 40 goals and 29 assists.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota native has appeared in seven USHL games with the Gamblers over the last two years, recording two goals and an assist. Kunz, who was selected by the Gamblers in the 1st round of the 2018 Futures Draft, is committed to the University of North Dakota

 

Hallum, was chosen by the Gamblers in the 2020 USHL Entry Draft.  As a junior at

St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota, Hallum registered 35 points (18 goals & 17 assists) in

25 games. The Eagan, Minnesota native is committed to the University of Michigan.

 

Dickinson appeared in eight games for the Gamblers during the 2018-19 campaign. Dickinson spent this past year in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

 

The Gamblers have now had 62 players with ties to the organization get drafted by the NHL, joining the likes of alums like Adam Burish, Blake Wheeler, and Ty Conklin. The season gets underway on November 7th when they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks. All home games this season will air on 104.1 WRLU. 

Football Preview: Southern Door looks to stay undefeated, Sevastopol game cancelled

Southern Door will look to stay undefeated as the other area football teams won’t be in action. 

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door is looking for their third straight win to start the season as they travel to Oconto.

 

Sevastopol’s original matchup against Auburndale was canceled earlier in the week. Sevastopols’ new opponent, Wausaukee, canceled Thursday due to COVID-19 concerns. Sevastopol does not have a new opponent scheduled at the moment. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco canceled their scheduled game with Freedom as they are dealing with injuries and players in quarantine.

 

The Southern Door game will be on the NEW Radio Sports Network air beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7:00 p.m. You can also listen online on your Amazon Echo device, DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Click on the link for more information.  

Sevastopol Runs at Cherry Hills, L-C to Run at Northbrook

Two area cross country teams will have put the miles on in the last 24 hours.

 

The Sevastopol cross country team was in action on Thursday at Cherry Hills Golf Course. They competed against Oconto and Peshtigo. Final results have yet to be reported.

 

On Friday, Luxemburg-Casco gets their turn at home, running against Denmark, Freedom, Marinette, and Oconto Falls.

 

The Spartans are set to run at 4:00 p.m. Click on the link for more information.

 

L-C Soccer Bounces Back

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team was able to get a bounce-back victory on Thursday after falling to Freedom on Tuesday. The Spartans went on the road and took down the Marinette Marines 3-2. L-C was able to start the scoring with a Griffin Saldana goal in the 28th minute. Shortly after, Matthew Conway scored in the 30th minute off a Derrick Davister assist to take a 2-0 lead. Marinettes’ Keegan Polomis was able to score in the 40th minute to cut the lead to 2-1. After the half, the Marines were able to tie the game in the 57th minute with a Noah Cegelski goal. The Spartans were able to come through with the game-winning goal in the 71st minute by Matthew Conway. Garrett Zuleger recorded three saves. 

 

The Spartans’ next game is October 12 at Wrightstown.

 

Brewers May Cut Payroll

The Milwaukee Brewers are considering cutting the teams’ payroll for the 2021 season. Due to COVID-19, the MLB regular season was cut from 162 games down to just 60 games. Teams across the league missed out on a massive amount of revenue due to cutting the season down and not allowing fans. This hit is even bigger on small-market teams like the Brewers. For a team that is always in the bottom half of the league in spending when it comes to roster construction, expect there to be more changes to come in 2021. General Manager David Stearns did not say how much the teams’ payroll may be cut down.

 

Packers to Keep Stadium Empty

Before the NFL season, the Green Bay Packers announced that they would not allow fans into Lambeau Field for the first two home games of the year. The situation was to be re-evaluated after those first two home games. As the Packers are through the first month of the season and just played their second home game on Monday night, the team announced that they still won’t be allowing fans at the moment. Due to the high rate of positive cases and hospitalizations in Brown County and Wisconsin, the Packers believe it is best for everyone to continue to host games without fans. The situation will continue to be evaluated throughout the season.

QB Jack Coan to Miss Some Time

When the Big Ten college football season kicks off, the Wisconsin Badgers football team may be without their starting quarterback. With the season opener less than three weeks away, quarterback Jack Coan suffered an injury to his right foot in practice that required surgery. There is no timetable for when Coan could possibly return. Coan threw for 2,727 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions last year. The Badgers will now look to redshirt-freshman Graham Mertz as they prepare for Illinois. 

 

The Badgers host the Fighting Illini on October 24.

 

Sevastopol CC Looks to Stay Hot

The Sevastopol cross country team will look to sweep again in their third meet of the season on Thursday against Oconto and Peshtigo. Last week, the Pioneers were able to beat Green Bay N.E.W. and Southern Door in both the boy’s and girl’s race at Cherry Hills. The boys scored a 27 as N.E.W. and Southern Door didn’t have enough runners to qualify as a team. The girls tied with N.E.W. with a score of 37 but took the tiebreaker as N.E.W didn’t have a sixth runner. 

 

Thursday’s meet is set to start at 4:00 p.m. at Cherry Hills Golf Course. For more information, go to NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

Luxemburg-Casco football cancels Friday's Freedom game.

 The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan football program has decided to not play Friday night against the Freedom Irish in a Northeastern Conference home game.  Coach Neil Seering announced Wednesday evening that the team had met after practice and voted not to play Friday since only eight healthy varsity players would be able to suit up.  Seering says he was informed earlier this week that an additional six starters would miss the game due to being quarantined and concerns arose of having mostly freshman playing in the game.  Freedom was able to schedule a game this Friday with Waupaca after being informed and agreeing with the decision by Luxemburg-Casco.   The Spartans will continue to practice and hope to play next Friday with an unknown opponent.  The scheduled game against Denmark on October 16th has been already canceled due to Denmark football being in quarantine.  Luxemburg-Casco Spartan football games are broadcast on the New Radio Sports Network and 96.7 FM WBDK.          

 

L-C soccer looks for win at Marinette

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team is looking for a bounce back win after falling to Freedom Tuesday night 0-4. The Spartans were scoreless in their first loss of the season as Freedom played stellar defense only allowing two shots on goal. Spartans’ head coach Cory Romdenne believes that the teams’ chemistry and accountability will help them move forward. 

 

The Spartans will look to improve on their 6-1 record when they travel to Marinette on Thursday night. First touch is at 4:15 p.m. 

 

To listen to the entire conversation, visit NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

Sevastopol changes Friday opponent

For the second time in as many weeks, Sevastopol High School’s football team finalized its matchup just days before kickoff. The Pioneers will be on the road for the first time at Wausaukee. The Rangers are 1-1 like Sevastopol. They even share a victory over a common opponent. Wausaukee beat Lena 34-18 in Week One, while the Pioneers bested the Titans 40-20 last Friday. Wausaukee’s loss came against North Central High School. The Jets, from the UP of Michigan near Escanaba, soared to a 54-6 win. 


Sevastopol was originally scheduled to play a Saturday matinee against Auburndale with kickoff at 1 PM. The Wausaukee game is slated for Friday at 7 PM.

 

L-C soccer blanked by Freedom

Luxemburg-Casco High School boys’ soccer team hosted Freedom on Tuesday, losing their first match of the year. The Irish played tough defense, allowing the Spartans just two shots on goal in a 4-0 shutout. Freedom struck in bunches. Their first half goals came at the seven and nine-minute marks from Tanner Gerritts and Hayden Falcus. In the second stanza, the scores were just six minutes apart. One tally off the foot of Ryan Vosters with Caden Hansen adding the other. Luxemburg-Casco goaltender Garrett Zuleger had seven saves.

Milwaukee Buck receives award

The National Basketball Association announced Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill as the winner of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. Hill got the nod for his volunteering efforts and his vocal stance on controversial social justice issues. Hill led the team’s effort to boycott a playoff matchup against Orlando in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of Justin Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

 

The NBA’s playoff ratings have fallen precipitously this year. The Finals is seeing its lowest viewership on record, even though it features one of the league’s best-known franchises in the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James, one of its most recognizable stars. While ratings for many sports are down this fall as there is unprecedented competition for viewership, basketball is faring the worst. The casual fan is not watching, potentially because of the political activism that has seeped into broadcasts and athlete statements the past several months.

Fall 50 run canceled

The annual Door County Fall 50 run that was scheduled for October 24 has been canceled.  In a social media post Tuesday, Fall 50 announced the cancellation citing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Northeastern Wisconsin.  The committee says the difficult decision was made after the urging of the Door County Health Director, Door County Medical Center, and local government officials.  The 15th Annual Fall 50 run is set for October 23, 2021  

Packers head to bye after beating Falcons

The Green Bay Packers will head into the bye week a perfect 4-0 after defeating the Atlanta Falcons Monday night 30-16. 

 

The Packers opened the scoring on its first drive with Aaron Rodgers throwing his first of four touchdowns to Aaron Jones. After the Falcons responded with a 20 play drive that ended in a field goal, the Packers were able to end the half on a pair of touchdown passes to Robert Tonyan to send them into the locker room up 20-3. Todd Gurley scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns to cut the lead to 20-9 in the third quarter, but the Packers quickly answered when Rodgers found Tonyan in the end zone for their third hookup of the game. Mason Crosby closed the scoring book for the Packers in the fourth quarter with a 48-yard field goal immediately after Gurley scored his second touchdown of the game.

 

The Packers will look to get healthy during the bye week with Davante Adams, Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, and Marcedes Lewis among the injured players who did not play Monday. Their next game will be October 18th at 3:25 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. 

Soccer: Algoma battles, L-C awaits Freedom

The area's two local soccer teams will have spent some quality time on the pitch in the last 24 hours.

 

Algoma traveled to take on Peshtigo Monday afternoon. As of Tuesday morning, no score was reported.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Luxemburg-Casco will host Freedom at 6 p.m. The Spartans scored two goals in the final six minutes to escape Menasha with the 4-3 victory their last time out. 

Volleyball: Algoma swept, L-C hosts Freedom

Two Kewaunee County teams will play within 24 hours of each other after Algoma took the court on Monday and Luxemburg-Casco is scheduled to play on Tuesday.

 

The Wolves were swept 3-0 by Oconto Monday night by scores of 25-6, 25-16, 25-10. 

 

The Spartans look to continue their hot streak to start the season when they host Freedom at 7 p.m. The team has not dropped any of its 24 sets this year (8-0 match record) and has yet to give up more than 20 points in any of them.

Road America to host NASCAR Cup Series race

All the top racing circuits will head to the "National Park of Racing" in 2021 after Road America announced its full 2021 schedule on Monday.

 

The track announced its two biggest weekends involving a new NASCAR Cup Series race and the NTT IndyCar Series last week. Off the schedule, for now, are the NASCAR Xfinity Race series event and swapped are the MotoAmerica and June Sprints weekends. Below is the schedule and tickets are already available.

 

May 13-16: SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend

June 4-6: WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints 

June 11-13: MotoAmerica Superbike Weekend and Vintage MotoFest

June 17-20: INDYCAR REV Group Grand Prix Presented by AMR

July 1-4: NASCAR Cup Series

July 15-18: WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman (vintage stock car feature)

Aug. 5-8: IMSA SportsCar Weekend

August 27-29: World Challenge

September 17-19: Ariens Art on Wheels Vintage Weekend 

 

Packers Host Falcons

The Green Bay Packers(3-0) will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons(0-3) on Monday night. The Packers are boasting the highest-scoring offense in the league averaging 40+ points per game while the Falcons have the worst scoring defense giving up 36 points per game. Green Bay will be without Allen Lazard as he is out at least a month with a core injury. It is still not known if Davante Adams will play as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. As for the Falcons, they are coming off back-to-back headscratchers. They blew a 15 point fourth-quarter lead to the Dallas Cowboys and then blew a 16 point fourth-quarter lead to the Chicago Bears. The Falcons are getting star receiver Julio Jones back this week who has been a problem for the Packers in the past.  

 

Kickoff is set for 7:50 p.m.

 

How the Bucks can get over the hump

With the NBA Finals currently going on, it’s hard to imagine what could’ve been for the Milwaukee Bucks. After losing to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 playoffs, it seemed like the Bucks were poised to make a championship run in 2020. Giannis and the Bucks looked unstoppable as they had the best record in the league for the second straight year and then COVID-19 happened. In March, the NBA postponed the season and many thought the season wouldn’t finish. The NBA was able to continue the season down in Disney after a four month break and the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t look the same. After cruising past the Orlando Magic in the first round, the Bucks ran into a buzzsaw in the Miami Heat and lost the series 4-1. With Giannis’ free agency coming up next summer, the Bucks have to make a roster change if they want to win a championship and convince Giannis to stay. That change could start by replacing point guard Eric Bledsoe with veteran Chris Paul. Chris Paul is 35 and on an Oklahoma City team that is ready to kickstart a rebuild as they have 15 first-round picks over the next seven years. Paul is also due more than 40 million dollars next season and it would make sense for the Thunder to shed his contract off their payroll. Paul is a future hall of famer and is one of the best floor generals in the NBA who can hit shots from outside. He and Giannis would compliment each other well and give Giannis more confidence in the team. If Milwaukee can pull this off and make next years’ NBA Finals, it’ll help the teams’ chances of retaining their generational superstar next summer. 

 

Algoma Soccer Travels to Peshtigo

The Algoma boys soccer team will play at Peshtigo on Monday. The Wolves finished the 2019 season with a 5-6-1 conference record. That was good for fifth in the Packerland. Meanwhile, Peshtigo finished second with a 6-2-3 conference record. Peshtigo is currently 2-0 on the season with victories over New Holstein and Lourdes Academy. 

 

First touch is at 4:00 p.m.

 

Algoma volleyball takes on Oconto

The Algoma volleyball team will be traveling to Oconto on Monday to take on a tough task. The Wolves are looking to upset the Blue Devils who look great. Oconto comes into the match with a 14-1 record and a 13 match winning streak. Since losing to Howards Grove, the Blue Devils have been dominant. They have won 29 of their last 31 sets. The two sets they lost were in a 3-2 against Kaukauna. 

 

The match is set to start at 7:00 p.m.

 

Packers Possible Trade Target

With Devin Funchess opting out, Allen Lazard injuring his core, and Davante Adams dealing with injuries the last few years, the Packers may need to think about trading for a receiver to ensure their offense won’t stall. The perfect trade target for General Manager Brian Gutekunst might be Curtis Samuel of the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers just signed free agent receiver Robby Anderson in the offseason and have another young promising star in D.J. Moore. Curtis Samuel is in the last year of his contract and the Panthers won’t be in contention to make the playoffs this year. Samuel is 5’10”, weighs 196 lbs, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds. His speed and elusiveness could make the Packers offense even more explosive than it is now. If the Panthers keep losing, they may trade the 24-year old for a draft pick instead of letting him leave in free agency after the season. Curtis Samuel could be the wide receiver every Packer fan was hoping the team would add in the offseason. 

 

The NFL trade deadline is October 29. 

 

LC vs Fox Valley Lutheran Volleyball Canceled

The highly anticipated clash between the Northeastern Conferences' two undefeated opponents was canceled on Saturday. Luxemburg-Casco and Fox Valley Lutheran are both sitting at 8-0 and look nearly unstoppable. The Foxes have won every set this season, 24-0, and have only allowed 20 points in a set three times. In their most recent match, they took down Clintonville on Thursday 25-8, 25-13, 25-14. Meanwhile, the Spartans have not only won every set this year, but they also have not allowed 20 points in a single set all year. They are coming off a Thursday win over Denmark 25-16, 25-18, 25-13. There has yet to be any word on a possible makeup match. 

 

The Spartans’ next scheduled match is at home on Tuesday when they host Freedom. The match is set to start at 7:00 p.m.

 

SD Volleyball Falls in last Fall Event

Due to the decision to move volleyball to the spring, the Eagles played their last event of the fall Saturday. Southern Door lost both of their matches in a triangular at Oconto. The Eagles lost a tight one to St. Mary Catholic 21-25, 26-28, and fell to Oconto 11-25, 18-25. Southern Door plans on starting up the volleyball season in the spring with practices starting February 22.

 

SD Volleyball moves to Spring

Southern Door has decided to move its volleyball season to the spring. The Eagles have already participated in a few events this fall, including a triangular at Oconto Saturday. After playing a triangular at Oconto today, the season will be postponed to the spring. Southern Door Athletic Director Korey Mallien says moving to the spring may get them more opportunities to play.

 

Mallien says that there will be meetings within the conference to see what kind of schedule could be put in place. There isn’t a set date for how long the spring season could last but practice will start on February 22.

SD Volleyball Travels to Oconto

The Southern Door volleyball team is traveling to Oconto on Saturday to compete in a triangular against St. Mary Catholic and Oconto. The Eagles are looking to avenge their earlier loss on Tuesday against Oconto 8-25, 12-25, 7-25. This will also be their first matchup with St. Mary Catholic this season. Oconto enters the triangular with an impressive 12-1 record with their only loss being against Howards Grove. St. Mary Catholic enters Saturday with a 2-4 record. 

 

The triangular is set to start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. 

 

Sevastopol Football Dominates 40-20

The Sevastopol football team was able to bounce back in a big way Friday night with a 40-20 victory over Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas. After falling to Auburndale last week 76-22, the Pioneers came out and dominated the Titans. After a failed onside kick by Lena to start the game, Sevastopol was able to take advantage of the short field and scored on a 7-yard touchdown run by Spencer Evenson to take a 6-0 lead. Lena was able to answer back almost immediately by driving down the field in two minutes and scoring off a Sam Marquardt 20-yard run to tie the game. Less than one minute later, Jack deYoung was able to hit Cole Dvorak for a 34-yard touchdown pass to take a 12-6 lead. The game turned when Sevastopol was able to get a goalline stop on the next possession and followed it up with a Spencer Evenson 94-yard touchdown run. Once the Pioneers held a 19-6 lead, Lena abandoned the run and Sevastopol was able to take control of the game from that point on. deYoung was then able to hit Dvorak again for a 55-yard touchdown pass and shortly after Frankie Ash added on with a 5-yard interception return for a touchdown. Sevastopol held a 40-6 lead at the break and then cruised in the second half while most of the starters sat out. Lena would add two late touchdowns in the fourth to make the final 40-20. 

 

Sevastopol looks to avenge their week one loss when they travel to Auburndale next Saturday in a game you can hear on 104.1 WRLU. 

 

Sevastopol Runs away with Cross Country Meet

The Sevastopol cross country team was able to dominate Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran and Southern Door on Thursday. In a meet held at Sevastopol, The Pioneers were able to win the boy's race and tie the girl's race as a team. Sevastopol scored a 27 in the boy's race while N.E.W and Southern Door didn’t have enough runners to qualify. In the boy's race, Bailey Henrickson from Sevastopol was able to win it with a time of 18:32. Scott Andreae and Noah Tomaszewski also finished in the top five for the Pioneers with times of 19:31 and 19:37. Southern Door’s top finisher was Mason Massart who took sixth with a time of 19:57. In the girl's race, Sevastopol and N.E.W. tied for first with scores of 37 but Sevastopol won the tiebreaker due to N.E.W. not having a sixth runner. Southern Door wasn’t far behind with a score of 46. Sevastopols’ Olivia Stenzel and Jolene Luedtke finished first and second with times of 19:29 and 21:05. Southern Doors’ top runners Brooke Strege and Sanya Wienke finished at 22:36 and 22:53.

 

Sevastopol and Southern Door are set to compete next on October 8.

 

Packers Injury Report

The Green Bay Packers were able to beat the New Orleans Saints last Sunday night but lost some key pieces to the team. Middle linebacker Christian Kirksey suffered a shoulder injury and will miss at least the upcoming Monday night matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Allen Lazard, the star of last week, had a core muscle injury and will be out for at least a month. Davante Adams(hamstring) and Kenny Clark(groin) are still questionable for Monday after missing last week. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are dealing with big question marks of their own. Receiver Julio Jones did not play last week as he is also dealing with a hamstring injury. The Falcons’ other starting receiver, Calvin Ridley, hasn’t practiced due to an ankle injury he suffered last week. It is yet to be known if either of them will be available for Atlanta. 

 

The Packers host the Falcons on Monday night. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m.

 

Football Preview: Southern Door, L-C look to go 2-0

Three local high school football teams will play under the lights Friday night with two of them looking to stay perfect on the season.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road for the first time as they travel to face Wrightstown.

 

Over on 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door is celebrating its 1-0 start to the season and homecoming when they face Peshtigo.

 

Airing on 104.1 WRLU, Sevastopol looks to bounce back from last Saturday's loss when they play Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas at home. The Pioneers' original opponent, Algoma, called off their season earlier this week. 

 

The Kewaunee football team will make its season debut on October 16th against Southern Door. The school board recently voted to move all fall sports except football to the spring. 

 

All football games on the NEW Radio Sports Network air beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. You can also listen online on your Amazon Echo device, DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Click on the links above for previews of each game.

Brewers' Season Comes to an End

The Milwaukee Brewers season came to an end on Thursday night as they fell to the Dodgers 3-0. After losing game one, the Brewers needed to win games two and three in order to advance to the NLDS. Brandon Woodruff received the loss in a performance that saw him strike out nine batters and give up three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Dodgers were able to score all three of their runs in the fifth inning. Austin Barnes started off the scoring with a single to bring Chris Taylor home. In the next at-bat, Mookie Betts doubled to drive in Austin Barnes and A.J. Pollock. The Brewers offense was shut down as the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem. Kershaw earned the win by striking out 13 batters and keeping the Brewers scoreless in eight innings. 

 

Spartans Cross Country Impresses

In a three-team meet, the Luxemburg-Casco cross country team took second in both the girls and boys race. In the boy's race, Little Chute was able to win with a score of 21 and LC put up a score of 51. Clintonville finished third with a score of 91. The Spartans were led by Spencer Thiry who took third overall with a time of 17:48. The other scored finishers all finished in the top 15.

 

Gabe Havel 18:35

Michael Otradovec 19:02

Logan Kasten 19:41

Lance Cherovsky 19:59

 

As for the girls, they barely took second with a score of 29 while Little Chute won with a score of 26. Clintonville didn’t have enough runners to qualify as a team. Megan Vandermause led the Spartans as she took third overall with a time of 20:54. The remaining scorers all finished in the top 9.

 

Ella Wessel 21:14

Sophie Mleziva 21:48

Alyssa Delebreau 22:13

Madi Bevins 22:30

 

The Spartans' next scheduled meet is for Thursday at Northbrook Golf Course.

 

LC Volleyball Continues Dominance

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team remained perfect on Thursday as they swept Denmark. Once again the Spartans not only won every set but also didn’t give up 20 points in a set. LC took the three sets 25-16, 25-18, 25-13. The Spartans were led by Emma Johnson, Grace Holschuh, and Hannah Derenne. Johnson recorded 33 assists and seven digs. Holschuh had 12 kills and eight digs. Derenne finished with seven kills and eight digs. 

 

LC looks to remain undefeated on Saturday when they host Fox Valley Lutheran. The match is set to start at 10:30 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco volleyball.

LC Girls Golf Just Misses Sectionals

The Luxemburg-Casco girls golf team came up just shy of advancing to sectionals on Thursday. In the Waupaca regional held at FoxFire Golf Club, the Spartans took sixth place out of ten teams. They finished with a total score of 466 and missed out on a spot in the top four and sectionals by eight strokes. Freedom, Marinette, Oconto Falls, and Fox Valley Lutheran all advanced with scores of 390, 420, 432, and 458. Freedom had the regions’ top two performers in Callie Berg and Emma Laundrie as they shot an 82 and 84 respectively. The Spartans were led by Lydia VandenHouten who took fifth place with a round of 97. The other members of the team shot:

 

Amanda Laurent 119

Alyssa Gilson 122

Ella Waigand 128

Jane Olson 144

 

LC Soccer Survives

The Luxemburg-Casco boys soccer team barely escaped with a 4-3 win over Menasha on Thursday night. The Spartans opened the scoring with goals by Johan Amador in the 3rd minute and Griffin Saldana in the 13th minute to go up 2-0. The Bluejays were able to storm back with two goals of their own to tie the game 2-2 at the half. Things weren’t looking good in the second half as the Bluejays took a 3-2 lead in the 67th minute. Nathan Johnson was able to tie the game in the 84th minute from a Johan Amador assist. Griffin Saldana was able to put away the game-winner in the 90th minute to seal the victory. Saldana finished with two goals and an assist. Johan Amador had one goal and one assist. 

 

The Spartans' next scheduled match is at home against Freedom on Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Soccer Club.

Gamblers Release Roster

The Green Bay Gamblers have released their roster as the 27th season of the franchise approaches. The Gamblers have 11 returning players from last season on the 28-man squad. The two most notable returning players are the teams’ leading point scorers from a year ago. Jesse Tucker returns after leading the team in points as he poured in 18 goals and dished out 25 assists. Green Bays’ second leader in points last year, Mason Lohrei, also returns after scoring eight goals and leading the team with 29 assists. The Gamblers will play a 54-game schedule and will start the season by allowing a limited attendance at the Resch Center. Green Bay is looking to improve off a shortened season last year that was canceled due to COVID-19 as they finished 24-19. The Gamblers last won the Clark Cup in 2010. The NEW Radio Sports Network will be broadcasting Gambler hockey this season on 104.1 WRLU.

 

Green Bay will open their season on Saturday, November 7, when they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks. 

Brewers Struggle in Game One

The Milwaukee Brewers snuck into the MLB playoffs on the last day of the regular season to capture the National League’s last wild card spot. In a best of three series, the Brewers fell to the one-seeded Dodgers 4-2 in game one. The Brewers couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start as Brent Suter walked four batters in the first, with two of them resulting in Dodger runs. In the second, Mookie Betts drove in Chris Taylor with a double to give L.A. a 3-0 lead. Milwaukee was able to battle back when Orlando Arcia hit a two-run home run in the fourth to cut the lead to one. Unfortunately, that would be the only offense of the night for the Brewers. Los Angeles would increase their lead with a Corey Seager solo home run in the seventh. Brent Suter received the loss as he walked five and gave up three runs in 1 2/3  innings. Suter only walked five batters throughout the entire regular season. The Brewers now need to win two straight over the Dodgers in order to advance to the NLDS.

 

Game two is set to start at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.

 

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