Sports Archives for 2020-11

Packers fall short to the Colts in OT

The Green Bay Packers faced the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday falling short of victory in a heavily contested overtime matchup, 31-34. 

 

For the second consecutive game, the Packers did not score on the opening drive but were able to put up the first score of the game with a 25-yard touchdown catch to Robert Tonyan from Aaron Rodgers. After the Colts put a drive together of their own, the score finished 7-7 in the first quarter. Green Bay entered halftime ahead 28-14 with a trio of scores, one coming from Aaron Jones on the ground, another from Davante Adams through the air for a 5-yard scoring reception and a last second 4-yard touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams. 

 

Green Bay kicked off the second half to the Colts, giving Indianapolis the opportunity to kick a field goal, making it a 28-17 game. After the Packers managed a three and out drive, Indianapolis drove down the field with a combination of running and passing plays that led to a touchdown and 2-point conversion putting the Colts in reach, 25-28. Fourth quarter play started with Indianapolis tacking on back-to-back field goals to go ahead 31-28. Green Bay was saved by the Colts who consumed 6 holding calls late in the fourth quarter, which led to a Packers scoring opportunity with 1:25 left to play. Aaron Rodgers threw a 47-yard bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling that set up Mason Crosby for a game-tying field goal, sending the contest to overtime, 31-31. Green Bay received the ball to kick off overtime that started their offensive drive with a crucial fumble play that gave Indianapolis an opportunity to set up for what would be the game winning field goal. The 31-34 loss puts Green Bay to 7-3 on the season and out of the first-round bye spot in the NFC heading into week 12 against the Chicago Bears. 

UWGB men's basketball prepares for season tip-off

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team is nearing tip-off against the University of Minnesota Gophers. The highly anticipated wait is over for first year head coach Will Ryan, Ryan’s squad will be taking on Richard Pitino’s Gophers who finished 12th in the Big Ten Conference last season before it was cut short due to COVID-19. Meanwhile UWGB finished third in the Horizon League Conference for the 2019-2020 season under former coach Linc Darner. The Phoenix will return Horizon League Freshman of the Year Amari Davis, Davis is entering his second year as a true sophomore and was voted a spot on the preseason first-team all-league by the Horizon League Basketball committee. Other notable returners include senior PJ Pipes and redshirt senior Josh Jefferson, both will vouch for time at the guard position. Minnesota is led by standout point guard Marcus Carr, Carr averaged 15.4 points per game last season earning himself a nominee spot for the Jersey Mikes Naismith Trophy Watch List according to gophersports.com. UWGB travels to Minnesota for a 6:00 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday.  

Sevastopol's Brooke Tanck prepares for winter

Sevastopol high school athletic director and talent coordinator Brooke Tanck has dealt with unprecedented times in her short tenure. After being named head of the athletic department back in May of 2020, Tanck has dealt with the pandemic right from day one with her new role. Tanck is preparing for winter sports seasons to the best of her capability. 

 

 

Winter sports will find themselves starting up as the WIAA released schedules for high schools across the state earlier this fall. Sevastopol combines their swimming program with Southern Door High School, Gibraltar High School and Sturgeon Bay High School to make up the Door County United swim team. Sevastopol also combines their wrestling program with Sturgeon Bay High School. Sevastopol boys' and girls' basketball have started their seasons as well.


Booyah announce schedule for 2021 season

The Green Bay Booyah baseball team has announced their complete schedule for the 2021 season. The Northwoods League gave the official release today for teams around the league. The Booyah will return to a 72 game regular season schedule, with 36 qualifying for home games after a 2020 schedule that saw only 24 home games. The schedule will display five opponents from the Great Lakes West division and three opponents from the Great Lakes East. The first half of the season will be played until July 5th while the second half of the season will start on July 6th before being interrupted shortly after by the all-star break on July 19th. Green Bay will play their first game on Tuesday, May 31st, 2021 and finish regular season play on August 14th as playoffs will start the following day on August 15th. The full schedule is available below.

 

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Boys basketball, wrestling take off

Now it is the boys' turn to get the season started.

 

Monday marks the first day of practice for the area's seven boys' basketball teams and four wrestling squads.

 

In wrestling, Kewaunee looks to defend its Packerland Conference crown by fending off squads like Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. Southern Door will kick off their season on December 5th against Coleman while Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will meet on December 8th. Luxemburg-Casco will wrestle Coleman on December 22nd.

 

Game action begins a little quicker for boys' basketball. On December 1st, Southern Door and Denmark will play each other while Sevastopol battles the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton at home. Luxemburg-Casco opens its season at home against Fox Valley Lutheran on December 4th. Kewaunee and Algoma will play each other for their first game of the season on December 8th and Gibraltar will wait until December 11th for its game against Kewaunee. 

Preliminary deer hunt numbers coming Tuesday

Area deer hunters will get a taste of what the harvest was like across the state when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources releases the preliminary numbers on Tuesday. 

 

They will release a second round of data from this year's gun season on Tuesday, December 1st as well. According to the DNR, a more detailed registration data summary for all deer hunting seasons will be available after all 2020 deer hunting seasons close.

 

As of November 17th, Door County hunters have harvested 1,237 deer including 609 bucks. Kewaunee County hunters have harvested 981 deer including 493 bucks.

 

You can email news@doorcountydailynews.com to show off your trophy deer on our buck board at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com 

Bucks add two more

The 2020-2021 Milwaukee Bucks roster is becoming clearer after a pair of signings on Sunday.

 

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the Bucks agreed to terms with former San Antonio Spurs sharpshooter Bryn Forbes. A four year starter for the Spurs, he shot over 40 percent from behind the arc. 

 

The Bucks also reportedly snagged Torrey Craig after the Denver Nuggets decided to not tender him a qualifying offer. Craig is known more for his defense than his offense, often being paired up against the other team's best player.

 

The Bucks signed four free agents over the week after learning its deal for Sacramento Kings player Bogdan Bogdanovic had fallen through.

Gamblers fall short to Chicago

The Green Bay Gamblers trade goal for goal in a heavily contested matchup in a return trip back home against the Chicago Steel.

 

Team captain Jesse Tucker tallied the first goal of the game and his first goal of the year to put Green Bay up 1-0 half-way through the first period. The Steel fired right back with a score of their own at the 13:07 minute mark bringing the match to a tie game. The Steel scored a goal within two minutes into the second period, putting Green Bay down 1-2. The Gamblers shot back with a second period score of their own by Camden Thiesing, assisted by Jake Schmaltz and Ryan Kirwan. Minutes after the Gamblers tied the game, the Steel hit a go ahead powerplay score making it 3-2 at the 7:35 minute mark. Ryan Greene scored at the beginning of the third period to tie the game 3-3, the assist came from Damien Carfagna. 

 

After three-periods of play the Gamblers and Steel remained tied at 3-3 sending the game into overtime. The five-minute overtime did not give ample time to either team. The match came down to a shootout that favored Chicago 4-3, giving the Gamblers back-to-back losses, both coming against the Steel. Green Bay faces Chicago in a home match on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m., Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Packers, Colts prime time

The Green Bay Packers are scheduled for prime time this Sunday. 

 

The Packers will take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday. The two teams were initially slated for a noon start time until the league announced earlier this month that the contest would start at 3:25 p.m. Green Bay is coming into the matchup at the top of the NFC North with a 7-2 record while the Colts are 6-3 in the AFC South standings. Aaron Rodgers and company will face opposing quarterback, Phillip Rivers who is 38 years-old and in his first year with the Colts. Packers will look to have star receiver Davante Adams as he was officially cleared to play for Sunday's matchup, while teammate Kevin King who was initially cleared for Sunday is now dealing with an achilles injury that puts him in question for the game. Punter JK Scott will be unavailable this Sunday and Green Bay addressed Scott’s unavailability by signing punter Drew Kaser according to packersnews.com. Green Bay finds themselves entering week 11 tied for the best record in the NFC.

 

Other notable injuries: Tyler Ervin (wrist/ribs injury) and A.J. Dillon (COVID-19)

Badgers suffer first loss of the season

The Wisconsin Badgers suffer first loss of the season and fall out of first place in the Big Ten West Conference standings. 

 

The Badgers could not find a way to beat the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday night but instead beat themselves with 5 turnovers to Northwestern's 1. The game started with a Wildcat strike from quarterback  Peyton Ramsey, but the Badgers fired right back with a Graham Mertz passing touchdown to receiver Chimere Dike. The Badgers remained scoreless the rest of the first half while Northwestern scored another passing touchdown to go ahead 14-7 heading into the locker room. The second half was a defensive battle between both teams resulting in a scoreless effort by the Badgers while Northwestern tacked on a fourth quarter field goal to go up 17-7 which ended up being the final score. The Badgers committed eight penalties that went for 89 yards, including 4 pass interferences, 3 of them coming in the first half. Wisconsin’s loss puts them at 2-1 overall, good enough for second place in the Big Ten conference. The Badgers look to bounce back next weekend when they face off for the border axe battle against Minnesota.

Bucks continue to make moves

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to restructure their roster as Bucks general manager Jon Horst struck deals with three key free-agent players on Saturday. 

 

Guard, D.J. Augustin signed with Milwaukee for a three-year deal worth $21 million and forward Bobby Portis signed for a two-year contract worth $7.5 million with a player option for the second year of the deal according to ESPN’s Adrain Wojnarowski. Free-agent shooting guard Pat Connaughton will re-sign with Milwaukee for a three-year deal over $16 million after ESPN’s Wojnarowski found that Excel Sports Management restructured the original deal from a $8 million two-year agreement on Friday night.

 

 Augustin spent last season with the Orlando Magic and was utilized as the primary backup point guard that averaged 10.5 points per game while playing over 24 minutes per game. Portis, 25-years-old will come into the organization spending time with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and most recently New York Knicks. The power forward has accumulated a 5.9 career rebound per game average while shooting 45% from the field. These acquisitions come shortly after the departure of Ersan Illyasova and Robin Lopez.

Gamblers suffer first loss of the season

The Green Bay Gamblers could not keep up with the Chicago Steel Friday night in Bensenville, losing 7-3.

 

The Steel jumped all over Matt Davis, scoring five of their seven goals in the game's first 27 minutes. The Gamblers did start the game on a positive note with Cam Thiesing scoring his first goal of the season, receiving the puck from Mason Lohrei and Jesse Tucker. The Steel then rattled off six straight goals, led by Matthew Coronato's two goals and one assist during that span. Thiesing found the back of the net with help from Jake Schmaltz to stop the streak. The two teams traded goals in the third period with Kyler Grundy scoring his second goal.

 

The venue switches to the Resch Center Saturday night as the Gamblers host the Steel at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and streaming worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Packers are getting healthier

The Green Bay Packers have been missing some key players on both sides of the ball.

 

Green Bay defensive back, Kevin King was a full participant in practice today, his third day in a row and is signifying a probable chance to play on Sunday. As for his defensive backfield teammate in Jaire Alexander who participated in the full practice, will need to gain full medical clearance before granting a return, he is slowly recovering from his concussion that occured in week 9. Offensive superstar receiver Davante Adams has been pacing himself this week in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Adams tweaked his ankle during last week's game and remains limited in practice. Packers.com caught up with head coach Matt Lafleur today, speaking on Adams' situation "I think he's made good progress, he should be good to go." If Adams plays this Sunday, the Packers’ offense will have Adams, Aaron Jones and Allen Lazard all together, which will be the first time since week 2.

Brewers promote internally

The Milwaukee Brewers announced yesterday that they have an internal promotion in the front office management staff. 

 

Matt Arnold, senior vice president and general manager of the Brewers, previously held the senior vice president and assistant general manager position. The announcement came yesterday directly from president of baseball operations, David Stearns. In addition to Stearns announcing Arnold's new role: “For the past five years, Matt has served an invaluable role in helping to guide our baseball operations group. He has contributed to every significant decision we have made and has offered indispensable advice and support throughout his time with the Brewers. Today’s announcement formalizes how we have operated over the last few years. This move provides Matt with the deserved recognition of his tireless work and ensures that our baseball operations leadership group remains intact.” Throughout Arnold's time, Milwaukee ranks in the National League's top five for win percentage. Before arriving in Milwaukee, Arnold spent seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays, which he was a part of the Rays' first World Series appearance.

Badgers, Wildcats battle of the unbeatens

The University of Wisconsin football team is looking to stay undefeated this weekend. Wisconsin will visit the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to see who will control the west side of the conference and remain on the path to the College Football Playoffs. Wisconsin is 2-0 and ranked 10th in the Nation after dominating the Michigan Wolverines last weekend. The Wildcats are 4-0 and ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll after a team victory last weekend over Purdue University. The Badgers come into this game leading the Big Ten in scoring with 47.0 points per game (ppg) while Northwesterns’ defensive unit only allows 14.0 ppg. This year each team have new faces under the center; undefeated redshirt freshman Graham Mertz will be starting his third career game as quarterback while Northwestern’s honorable-mention All-Big Ten quarterback Peyton Ramsey is a graduate student in his final year of eligibility. The two programs squared off last season and time of possession favored the Badgers, giving them the victory (24-15). 

LC womens' basketball tips off the new season

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans womens’ basketball team is eager to start playing this season. The women have been practicing since November 16th which was the first date of availability the WIAA granted for winter basketball activity. Head coach Taylor Schmidt is in her second year at LC and is looking forward to the first game but is taking it one piece at a time:

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will be battle tested right off the jump, tipping off their season at Wrightstown High School on Tuesday, November 24th to face the defending Northeastern Conference champions. The Wrightstown Tigers went an astonishing 25-2 overall with only one conference loss. The Spartans finished in the bottom half of the conference last year but are bringing back almost all of their players, losing only three seniors last year.

Gibraltar's Thomas happy to be back on the court

Even Gibraltar head girls’ basketball coach Devin Thomas finds it hard to believe that their regional semi-final loss to Gillett was one of the final high school athletic events on the peninsula for almost seven months. Shortly after the defeat, the pandemic took hold in the state and canceled the spring sports season. Gibraltar Secondary School students will not be in the building for classes until January 11th, but the district’s board of education recently approved the start of the winter sports season after moving its fall slate to the alternative spring schedule. In the meantime, Thomas said they did much of their work virtually.

In-person practices started on Monday with plenty of new protocols in place according to Thomas.

Gibraltar will play its first game at home against Algoma on December 1st. You can listen to the rest of the interview with Coach Thomas online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers look to continue early success

The Green Bay Gamblers are looking to stay perfect at the top of the league. Green Bay is 3-0 and has had great success this far, both from team play and individual performances; Mason Lorhei has cultivated back-to-back game winners over the last two games, awarding him the team’s player of the week title, while goaltender Matt Davis continues to shine with 82 saves on the season. Gamblers head coach and general manager Pat Mikesch tends to agree:

 

 

The Gamblers are looking ahead to a three-game stretch versus the Chicago Steel. One game will be played in Geneva, Illinois this Friday at 7:05 p.m. and the remaining two games will be at the Resch Center on Saturday night and next week Wednesday. Chicago is coming off a season opening loss against the Muskegon Lumberjacks, while Green Bay has three quality games of play under their belt. NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Shooting a priority for Bucks draft class

The Milwaukee Bucks took a pair of shooters with their draft selections Wednesday night. The Bucks initially had the 24th overall pick, but that was given to the New Orleans Pelicans in the deal for Jrue Holiday. 

 

The aftermath of recent trade and draft acquisitions put the Bucks draft selections into the second-round for picks No. 45 and No. 60. Jordan Nwora out of the University of Louisville was selected as the 45th pick, the 6-foot-7, 22-year-old is a small forward that was on the path to third team All-American honors last season according to USBWA. Nwora is recognized as a strong shooter because of his 40%  three-point success rate. He averaged 18 points and over 7 rebounds in his last season with Louisville. In June of 2018 Nwora played for his father in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and averaged over 21 points with 8 rebounds.

 

With the final pick of the draft, the Bucks picked Sam Merrill of Utah State University. Merrill is noted as one of the drafts premier shot makers. The 24-year-old, 6-foot-5 guard earned the 2019 Mountain West Player of the Year award, while he averaged nearly 20 points a game, draining 41% from the three point line and making 89% of his free throw shots. The Bucks rookie draft class will have a short turnaround compared to previous draft class years as the first game is set for December 22nd.

Mets denied access to Brewers GM Stearns

The New York Mets and company have been soul searching for a new front office member. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, David Stearns, president of baseball operations for the Milwaukee Brewers, was listed as an interview prospect, but the Brewers denied the opportunity. The underlying motive comes with Stearns growing up in New York as a Mets fan and that he began his MLB employment in the Mets organization after graduating from Harvard. Milwaukee took action to decline this occurrence from happening earlier this week, Stearns signed a private multi-year contract extension in 2019 that brought him a promotion from general manager to his current rank.

Giannis, Bucks future at stake

Back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks remains focused on the season with all the activity occurring. He will be joined by two recent acquisitions this 2020-21 season in former Sacramento Kings forward Bogdan Bogdanovic and former New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. On Wednesday the Bucks dealt a number of picks to the Orlando Magic in order to choose #45 in the draft. The trade for Holiday also netted the Bucks the 60th pick overall. With those selections, the Bucks picked a pair of outside shooters in Jordan Nwora from Louisville and Utah State's Sam Merrill. The Pelicans received the Bucks' lone first-round pick in the deal for Holiday.

 

Antetokoumpo looks for the Bucks to win a championship, recently telling journalist Alexander Nilsson "There are a lot of rumors. Everyone has opinions. But at the end of the day, I will do what is best for my family. I do not see why I could not be in Milwaukee for several years. As long as Milwaukee and I are on the same page when it comes to being one of the best teams in the league and winning championships, that's fine.” Antetokounmpo is looking to sign a five-year supermax extension this offseason around $220 million, if the deal does not go through, free agency is an option.

Girls' basketball season fast approaching

Barring any outbreaks, local schools may soon see their girls' basketball teams take the court.

 

The area's seven teams were eligible to start practices on Monday.

 

In the Packerland Conference, most teams will not start game action until December 1st and will play primarily against league opponents. Sevastopol is scheduled to kick things off on November 28th against Roncalli. It also has a game against Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton at 6:00 p.m. Most of the other girls' teams begin to play the next day with Gibraltar hosting Algoma and Southern Door traveling to NEW Lutheran in Green Bay. Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay have their season-opening scratched until January 28th. The Storm is not scheduled for a regular-season game until December 4th against the Algoma and the Clippers will have to wait until December 7th to play at Southern Door.

 

In the Northeastern Conference, Luxemburg-Casco has their first game at Wrightstown on Tuesday.

 

Boys' basketball and wrestling can begin their practices on November 23rd.     

Packers welcome back Lazard

Aaron Rodgers will have one more receiver to throw at Sunday after Allen Lazard was reactivated to the Green Bay Packers roster on Tuesday.

 

Lazard has been inactive for the last three weeks after having core muscle surgery. General Manager Brian Gutekunst did not announce a corresponding move to demote or release a player due to Lazard's addition to the 53 man roster. 

 

The Packers head Indianapolis this weekend to take on the Colts.

Blizzard schedule released

The Green Bay Blizzard have finalized their 2021 season schedule. After a season cancellation in 2020, the long wait is over for Blizzard nation. Sunday, March 28th at 3:05 p.m. Green Bay will kick off their season against the Sioux Falls Storm. Sioux Falls will host the game and is coming off a season's rest as well, prior to last season, Sioux Falls went 11-3 for a third place finish. Green Bay will look for a quality start after they finished 4th at 9-5 on the year. The first Resch Center home game is Saturday, April 3rd versus the Louisville Xtreme for a 7:05 p.m. kickoff. The full season schedule is available at www.goifl.com/sports/fball/2020-21/schedule   

Bucks prepare for draft

The Milwaukee Bucks have reshaped their roster early this morning, making moves to push for a championship. Milwaukee looks forward to the draft tomorrow night at 6 p.m. because they hold the 24th pick overall. According to behindthebuckpass.com, top Bucks draft projections include: Desmond Bane of Texas Christian University, Josh Green out of the University of Arizona, Killian Tillie of Gonzaga University and Malachi Flynn of San Diego State University. Milwaukee will look to select a player that can walk right into the rotation for the 2020 draft.

Bucks add Holiday, Bogdanovic in trades

The Milwaukee Bucks said goodbye to several of its mainstays over the last few seasons thanks to a pair of trades Monday night.

 

ESPN is reporting the Bucks first traded Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, two pick swaps, and three first-round picks for New Orleans guard Jrue Holiday. They followed up the move by trading Donte DiVincenzo, D.J. Wilson, and Ersan Ilyasova to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Bogdan Bogdanovic and Justin James. The pair of moves brings in two guys that averaged more than 15 points a game last season and one proven defender in Holiday.

 

The trades come about 48 hours before the Bucks make the 24th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday.

UWGB men's basketball reveal non-conference schedule

The UWGB men’s basketball team added their non-conference schedule today. The team scheduled five non-conference games to their 2020-21 season all in a three-week stretch. The Phoenix will open on the road against a power five school in the Minnesota Gophers on November 25th and face 7th ranked in-state opponent Wisconsin on December 25th at the Kohl Center. UWGB will return home at the Kress Center versus Eastern Illinois December 5th and hit the road for a pair of games against Marquette on December 8th and Northern Iowa on December 12th. Conference play will occur seven days later when they host UW-Milwaukee on December 19th and 20th.

LC volleyball impresses with honors

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans volleyball team has made a lasting impact in the school record books. The team is coming off a WIAA Division II championship and with that comes honors for multiple players on the All-State squad. Senior right side Hannah Derenne earned unanimous WVCA 1st Team All-State honors while the junior setter Emma Johnson joined her on the 1st Team All-State honor list. To add to the list senior Kenzie Hanson earned WVCA 2nd Team All-State honors and she was joined by junior outside Grace Holschuh who earned 2nd Team All-State honors as well. For a complete list of the honors visit https://www.wisvca.org/allstate

Remembering Paul Hornung

1956 Heisman Trophy Winner of the Notre Dame Irish and Green Bay Packer legend Paul Hornung passed away late last week after a long battle with dementia. Former Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi described him as “the greatest player I ever coached” and will be remembered by the sports world as the “Golden Boy”. Hornung played nine seasons with the Packers and contributed four of those seasons to NFL championships while leading the league in scoring from 1959 to 1961. In 1985 Hornung was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and one year later was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. NFL commissioner Roger Godell said in a statement " Paul Hornung thrilled a generation of NFL fans with his versatility, athleticism and personality.” Hornung passed at the age of 84 and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Angela Hornung. Due to COVID-19 the Packers will hold a public celebration of his life on a later date.

David Bakhtiari, Packers sign record-setting deal

The Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari agreed to a record-setting contract extension deal upon hours leading up to the Jacksonville Jaguar game. Bakhtiari signed a four-year contract worth $105.5 million in new money, making NFL history as the highest-paid offensive lineman ever. The base salary of the contract per year is $23 million with earning potential up to $23.5 million, while the signing bonus is $30 million, all payable before the end of the 2020-21 season. The 29 year-old was a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 out of the University of Colorado and has made two pro-bowls while being named an all-pro multiple times in his career.

Kewaunee gives peek at 2020 wrestling season

A peek at what the 2020-2021 season may look like for wrestling teams was given by the Kewaunee Storm on Sunday.

 

Notably absent from this year's schedule will be multi-team tournaments that dotted the schedule for most of the season beginning in early December. Teams will only be allowed one single-team dual a week and wrestlers will only be allowed one match a night unless it is for an exhibition. Wrestlers will also have to be masked while competing in front of spectatorless crowds. The post goes onto say that certain regulations could be lifted if conditions change and the plan is to still have a postseason tournament at the end of the year. 

 

The first day of practice for area wrestling teams like Kewaunee, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, and Luxemburg-Casco is November 23rd.

Southern Door football sweeps player of the year honors

The Southern Door Eagles football team won plenty of awards as the Packerland Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Sunday.

 

Brodie Overbeck won the awards for best offensive and defensive lineman of the year while Alex Daoust took top offensive player honors and Nick Baudhuin garnered best defensive player honors. The Eagles had 11 first-team, six second-team, and one honorable mention. Daoust and Baudhuin were unanimous selections for quarterback and running back respectively. 

 

The Eagles finished in second place in the Packerland Conference and finished their season on Friday when they lost to Brillion 14-6 in the first round of the WIAA Playoffs. The full Packerland Conference All-Conference Team announcement is below:

 

1ST TEAM OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Alex Daoust                              Southern Door              Senior               Unanimous

Caleb Moe                                Oconto                         Senior  

RUNNING BACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Nick Baudhuin                           Southern Door              Senior               Unanimous

Max Sokolski                            Bonduel                        Senior                                      

TIGHT END/FULLBACK            SCHOOL                      YEAR

Joe Desotelle                            Mishicot                        Senior                          

OFFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Jack Peterson                           Southern Door              Sophomore

Carson Robaidek                      Bonduel                        Senior               Unanimous

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Trystan Ford                             Southern Door              Senior

Trevor Kraning                           Bonduel                        Senior

Brodie Overbeck                       Southern Door              Junior

Jon Sell                                                Bonduel                        Junior

Marcus Westrich                        Bonduel                        Senior

KICKER                                    SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Alex Montana                            Southern Door              Junior              

 

 

 

1ST TEAM DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACK                   SCHOOL                      YEAR

Cole Anderson                          Bonduel                        Senior               Unanimous

Ryan Brown                              Mishicot                        Senior

Marcus Marchant                       Southern Door              Senior              

LINEBACKER                           SCHOOL                      YEAR

Nick Baudhuin                           Southern Door              Senior              

Joe Desotelle                            Mishicot                        Senior

Logan Majewski                                    Bonduel                        Senior

Max Marohl                               Bonduel                        Senior

Caleb Moe                                Oconto                         Senior

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Brodie Overbeck                       Southern Door              Junior

Jon Sell                                                Bonduel                        Junior              

DEFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR

Riley Kelliher                             Mishicot                        Senior

Devin Schinktgen                      Southern Door              Senior                          

PUNTER                                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Christian Counard                      Southern Door              Sophomore

 

2ND TEAM OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Noah Weier                               Bonduel                        Freshman         

RUNNING BACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Will Boettcher                            Peshtigo                       Junior

Jonathon Butler                         Mishicot                        Senior

Max Marohl                               Bonduel                        Senior  

TIGHT END/FULLBACK            SCHOOL                      YEAR

Devin Schinktgen                      Southern Door              Senior              

 

 

OFFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR

Ryan Brown                              Mishicot                        Senior

William Sherman                        Oconto                         Senior              

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Garrett  Anderson                      Oconto                         Senior

Riley Kelliher                             Mishicot                        Senior

Kody Marchant                          Southern Door              Sophomore

Zach Robenhorst                       Oconto                         Senior

Jace Schultz                             Clintonville                    Sophomore

Joey Selke                                Mishicot                        Senior                          

KICKER                                    SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Nic Edwards                             Clintonville                    Junior

 

2ND TEAM DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACK                   SCHOOL                      YEAR

Klay Barkow                              Clintonville                    Senior

Jack Peterson                           Southern Door              Sophomore

Carson Robaidek                      Bonduel                        Senior  

Brock Smejkal                           Clintonville                    Senior

LINEBACKER                           SCHOOL                      YEAR

Jonathon Butler                         Mishicot                        Senior

Christian Counard                      Southern Door              Sophomore

Alex Daoust                              Southern Door              Senior

Brady Kasson                           Clintonville                    Senior

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Garrett  Anderson                      Oconto                         Senior

Lance LeGrave                          Southern Door              Sophomore

Zach Robenhorst                       Oconto                         Senior

Joey Selke                                Mishicot                        Senior  

 

 

DEFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR

Trevor Kraning                           Bonduel                        Senior

Zach Spaulding                         Clintonville                    Sophomore

PUNTER                                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Payton Griepentrog                   Clintonville                    Senior  

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Kolton Tesarik                           Mishicot                        Senior  

RUNNING BACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR

Darius Sechen                           Peshtigo                       Junior

TIGHT END                               SCHOOL                      YEAR  

Luke Krueger                             Oconto                         Junior

Cole Rosenow                           Clintonville                    Junior  

OFFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR

Klay Barkow                              Clintonville                    Senior

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Lance LeGrave                          Southern Door              Sophomore

Houston Rude                           Oconto                         Junior

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACK                   SCHOOL                      YEAR

Jacob Hibbard                          Mishicot                        Junior

William Sherman                        Oconto                         Senior                                      

LINEBACKER                           SCHOOL                      YEAR

Brant Cracraft                            Mishicot                        Junior

Luke Kruger                              Oconto                         Junior

Max Sokolski                            Bonduel                        Senior

Ryan Wegenke                          Clintonville                    Senior

DEFENSIVE END                      SCHOOL                      YEAR

Houston Rude                           Oconto                         Junior

Troy Wenzel                              Oconto                         Senior  

 

LINEMEN OF THE YEAR

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR      SCHOOL                    YEAR              POSITION     

Brodie Overbeck                                               Southern Door              Junior               Tackle

           

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR      SCHOOL                    YEAR              POSITION

Brodie Overbeck                                               Southern Door              Junior               Tackle

Jon Sell                                                                        Bonduel                        Junior               Tackle

           

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR        SCHOOL                    YEAR              POSITION

Alex Daoust                                                      Southern Door              Senior               Quarterback

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR        SCHOOL                    YEAR              POSITION

Nick Baudhuin                                                   Southern Door              Senior               Linebacker

Packers survive Jaguars

It was not as easy as the records would have indicated before the game as the Green Bay Packers squeaked past the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon 24-20.

 

For the first time all year, the Packers did not score on its opening possession or the first quarter as the Jaguars entered the second stanza of the game up 3-0 thanks to a wind-aided field goal. The Packers would strike first in the second quarter when Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 78-yard touchdown. The Jaguars would get the lead back a few minutes when Keelan Cole Jr. took a punt 91 yards to make it 10-7. The Packers would end the half with a pair of scores, one coming on the legs of Aaron Rodgers from five yards out and Mason Crosby's foot to make it 17-10 at the break. Cole would find the endzone a second time in the third quarter, this time catching a 12-yard pass from Jake Luton to tie the game at 17. The Jaguars would take the lead briefly on a field goal to start the fourth quarter, but Rodgers was able to find an injured Davante Adams in the endzone for the game-winning score with just over nine minutes left in the game. Aaron Rodgers finished the game with 325 yards passing, three total touchdowns, and an interception.

 

The Packers will play again next Sunday on the road against the Indianapolis Colts at 3:25 p.m.

Badgers climb polls

The Wisconsin Badgers used their trouncing of the Michigan Wolverines to climb the polls on Sunday.

 

The Badgers moved up two spots to 12th in the Amway coaches poll and 10th in the AP Poll. Below them in the polls is Saturday's opponent in Northwestern while they are still looking up at Ohio State and Indiana. The Badgers are 2-0 so far this season, averaging 47 points scored and nine points allowed in those contests against Illinois and Michigan.

Packers, Jaguars second-half play underway

The Green Bay Packers will start the second half of their season this Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay will give a cold welcome to the Jacksonville Jaguars as the weather calls for snow at game time. Green Bay enters this game with a 6-2 win-loss record while Jacksonville has one win on the season.

 

The two teams have met six times at Lambeau Field over their matchup history in which the Packers have a 4-2 record against the Jaguars. Jacksonville will be starting rookie sixth-round pick, Jake Luton, for the second consecutive week because starter Gardner Minshew is healing a thumb injury. Green Bay will be led by Aaron Rodgers and have Jamaal Williams back in the lineup to complement Aaron Jones. Jones is coming back for his second straight week as he carried the ball 15 times in his return in the win over the San Francisco 49ers. The last time the Packers played a home game they lost to the Minnesota Vikings. Both Allen Lazard and David Bakhtiari have been inactive for weeks but are projected to play for the Week 10 matchup. Defensively for the Packers, Kevin King could make a return while Jaire Alexander is under concussion protocol.  Kickoff will be at noon on FOX.

Badgers blow past Wolverines

The Wisconsin Badgers showed no rust in its 49-11 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night.

 

Quarterback Graham Mertz completed just above 50 percent of his passes and threw for a little over 120 yards but two of those completions went for touchdowns. The Badgers also had four players rush for at least 60 yards, led by Jalen Berger's 87 yards on 15 carries. Nakia Watson rushed for 65 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns in the win. It was part of 341-yard rushing attack against the Wolverines defense. The  Badgers defense was a nightmare for Wolverines quarterback Joe Milton, who completed just nine passes and threw two interceptions. The Wolverines only gained 219 yards on offense. 

 

The win sets up a battle of unbeatens when the Badgers travel to Evanston to play against 4-0 Northwestern.

Gamblers post second straight comeback win over Phantoms

For the second time in three nights, the Green Bay Gamblers turned adversity into a win, beating the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night 5-4. 

 

Kyler Grundy and Ryan Greene were able to tie the game up late in the first period, but the Gamblers would still find themselves down 3-2 entering the intermission thanks to a last-second goal by the Phantoms' Reilly Funk. Jake Schmaltz would tie the game up at three apiece four minutes into the second period and Jackson Kunz would help the Gamblers take the lead with his third goal of the season. The Gamblers would give the lead up with about six minutes left when Cole Burtch scored his third goal of the season for the Phantoms. With just over three minutes left in the game, it was Mason Lohrei who scored his second game-winning goal in as many games to help the Gamblers improve to 3-0 on the season. The Boston Bruins prospect also had an assist earlier in the game.

 

The Gamblers will play their first of three games against the Chicago Steel next Friday night in Bensenville before finishing the set at Resch Center next Saturday and the following Wednesday. Those two games will air on the NEW Radio Sports Network on 104.1 WRLU when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m. 

 

Three Spartans named to All-State Volleyball Tournament team

Three members of the state champion Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team have been named to the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association All-Tournament team.

 

Kenzie Hanson, Hannah Derenne, and Emma Johnson were all honored for their performances at the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament held in Kaukauna last weekend. Johnson had 33 assists and six digs in their state championship match against Lakeside Lutheran to help earn her spot on the team. Hanson posted double-digit kills in both tournament matches and added four aces in the semifinal against St. Croix Falls. In that same match, Derenne turned in an 11 kill, seven dig performance.

Football recap: L-C moves on as Southern Door's end

The first round of the WIAA playoffs was a mixed bag for area football fans on Friday night.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, the Southern Door Eagles came up just inches away from forcing overtime but came up short in its 14-6 defeat to Brillion.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco took a big lead early and held on late as they defeated Plymouth 30-20. The Spartans will move onto the final round of the 2020 playoffs when they play next Thursday against West DePere.

LC's Jenny Bandow prepares for winter

Jenny Bandow, athletic director and dean of students at Luxemburg-Casco High School endured unconventional times to offer students a fall sports and activities season. Luxemburg-Casco is one of the few schools in the area that we're able to participate in this fall season. As they wrap up the fall, Jenny is preparing for the winter season extracurricular activities to the best of her ability.  

 



 

Bandow has been with Luxemburg-Casco School District since 2000, serving as the athletic director since 2006 and dean of students since 2015.

Badgers look to bounce back into Big Ten play

The Wisconsin Badgers will be playing football for the first time since October 23rd. That night was the first for Big Ten Football in 2020, it included an explosive performance by redshirt freshman Graham Mertz who had 5 passing touchdowns. Mertz is eligible to play according to the Big Ten’s requirement that states a player must sit 21 days after a positive test. Paul Chryst will have the final say on if Mertz will play and if he has had enough practice prior to Saturday. The Badgers have not played for consecutive weeks and have had turbulent practices throughout the time off, so there is an unknown of who is and isn't available for Saturday. The Michigan Wolverines are 1-2 following back-to-back losses against Michigan State and Indiana, sixth-year head coach Jim Harbaugh came into the season ranked No.15 in the Coaches Poll but have not lived up to the preseason ranking. Wisconsin plays in Ann Arbor, Michigan against the Wolverines on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Gamblers look to sweep Phantoms

The Green Bay Gamblers are looking for deja vu against the Youngstown Phantoms this weekend. Green Bay is coming off a 4-3 victory on Thursday night over the Phantoms and looks to sweep on Saturday night to improve to 3-0 on the season. Youngstown is now 1-1 on the year after the loss to the Gamblers. Phantom forward Cole Burtch heads into the matchup leading the USHL in points with 2 goals and 3 assists, while Green Bay’s leading scorer is Jackson Kunz with 2 goals and 1 assist, placing him 4th in USHL scoring. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Resch Center. NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers spook Phantoms 4-3

Defenseman Mason Lohrei buried the game-winner to lead the Green Bay Gamblers to a 4-3 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms Thursday night.

 

The Gamblers opened the game with goals from Greg Spitznagel and Jake Schmaltz before the Phantoms' Georgii Merkulov cut the lead in half with a tally with less than two minutes remaining in the first period. After the Phantoms tied the game up in the second period, Jarod Crespo scored his first goal of the season with less than six minutes remaining. The Phantoms would not go away, tying the game up on a Bradley Marek goal. A few minutes later, it was Lohrei who took passes from Schmaltz and Jackson Kunz to give the Gamblers the victory. Goalie Matt Davis saved 31 of the 34 shots he faced.

 

The two teams meet again at the Resch Center on Saturday night. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m.

L-C, Southern Door look to extend season on NEW Radio Sports Network

Two area teams hope their seasons do not end tonight when they take the field in WIAA Playoff Football action.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco hopes to continue their current four-game winning streak when they travel to face Plymouth.

 

Over on 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door looks to extend their season after Friday night, but they will hit the road as well to face undefeated Brillion.

 

The pair of #2 versus #3 matchups will also stream worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. 

Local talent Jack Severin commits to Division I

Jack Severin out of Kewaunee High School has signed his National Letter of Intent. Severin announced that he will join the University of Wisconsin Badger wrestling team. Over Severin’s high school career he has compiled multiple awards: 141-11 record, three-time state qualifier, three-time WIAA All-State Wrestling team, three-time All Packerland Conference, Packerland Conference Wrestler of the Year, three-time All-State Academic wrestling team and won the 2020 Division III WIAA State Championship as a junior. Severin spoke with NEW Radio Sports Network;

 

 

Severin will finish his Kewaunee High School academic and athletic career in the spring of 2021. 

 

Packerland announces all-conference

The Packerland Conference announced the fall volleyball all-conference awards earlier this week. The Oconto Blue Devils placed the most first-team selections with four players chosen as all-conference. The Eagles, Clippers, and Pioneers moved their volleyball seasons to the Spring. 

 

 

 

2020 ALL-CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL TEAM - FALL

 

1ST TEAM

NAME                                       SCHOOL                                  YEAR               POSITION

Kate Bahrke                              Oconto                                     Sophomore       Setter

Cora Behnke                             Oconto                                     Senior               All-Around

Tori Jandt                                 Peshtigo                                   Junior               Libero

Hannah Moe                              Oconto                                     Junior               Front Row

Josie Nelson                             NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior               Setter

Emma Walkowiak                      Oconto                                     Senior               Libero

Grace Wickman                         Peshtigo                                   Senior               Back Row

Greta Wise                                NEW Lutheran-Providence         Sophomore       All-Around

Jaclyn Wise                              NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior               All-Around

 

2ND TEAM

NAME                                       SCHOOL                                  YEAR               POSITION

Lianna Baxter                            Oconto                                     Junior               Front Row

Lexi Dhein                                 NEW Lutheran-Providence         Freshman          Libero

Allison Dudka                           Peshtigo                                   Senior               Front Row

Stephanie Frappy                      NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior               Front Row

Allison Peters                            Peshtigo                                   Sophomore       Front Row

Leah Schmidt                            NEW Lutheran-Providence         Junior               Front Row

Bailey Scholz                            NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior               All-Around

Maggie Sohrweide                     Oconto                                     Junior               Back Row

           

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                       SCHOOL                                  YEAR               POSITION

Cora Behnke                             Oconto                                     Senior               Outside Hitter

Phoenix women are keeping it local

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team added two players with northeast Wisconsin ties as a part of its 2021 recruiting class. Maddy Schreiber is a 6’0” guard/forward from Kimberly who is a 2020 All-State Team Honorable Mention, while Callie Genke is a 6’0” guard from Freedom that is a two-time All-State team selection.  They will join Bailey Butler (South Wayne, Wi.) and Jenna Guyer (Circle Pines, Minn.), who also signed their National Letter of Intent earlier this week.

Gamblers look forward to Youngstown on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers are looking to improve to 2-0 to start the season. Green Bay opened with a 4-2 win against the Muskegon Lumberjacks at the Resch Center on November 7th. The victory came with a slow start with Muskegon off to the races scoring two goals in the first period but was led back with Jackson Kunz (2 goals) at the helm. Head coach Pat Mikesch told NRSN during his weekly podcast that he was happy with how the team responded after being put in the early hole.

The Youngstown Phantoms are 1-0 as they are coming off a 5-3 win over Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mikesch expects this game to be more physical than what they dealt with against Muskegon. 

This week Green Bay will square off against the Phantoms on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and on Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

WATCH A PREVIEW OF THE SERIES AGAINST YOUNGSTOWN HERE:

 

 

Packers activate Jordan Love off COVID list

The Green Bay Packers announced earlier this week that they have activated rookie quarterback Jordan Love after being on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The former Utah State standout was placed on the list last week along with teammate Krys Barnes. General manager Brian Gutekunst made the announcement that Love will be ready for team activities after a couple necessary steps. The first-round pick is still listed as the third-string quarterback behind Tim Boyles and Aaron Rodgers.

Blizzard add more to roster

The Green Bay Blizzard indoor football team continues to make moves this offseason. The Blizzard announced earlier this week that they have re-signed defensive lineman Vincent Char from Widener University. Earlier this month Green Bay re-signed another defensive lineman in Adawale Adeoye who was awarded Honorable Mention All-Mountain West in 2018. The last notable to resign is wide receiver Trevon Saunders from Urbana University.

Brewers, Rangers exhibition games set for Spring

The Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers announced earlier this week that the teams will finish 2021 Spring Training schedules with a two game set. The games will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Monday March 29 (7:05 p.m. CT) and Tuesday, March 30 (1:05 p.m. CT). 

 

The 2021 Cactus Crew schedule will play 32 games total with 16 at American Family Fields of Phoenix, Arizona which will start on Saturday, February 27 at 1:10 p.m. MST against the Oakland Athletics. 2021 marks the 24th season of spring training in Phoenix for the Crew and the first regular season at American Family Field in Milwaukee.

Kewaunee's Severin to join Wisconsin wrestling

Kewaunee senior Jack Severin will see his wrestling career continue after high school.

 

Storm Athletic Director Brian Rabas announced Tuesday that Severin will commit to the Wisconsin Badgers wrestling team as a preferred walk-on. He will sign his letter of intent in a ceremony inside the Kewaunee High School gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Severin is no stranger to Madison, securing the first state championship for Kewaunee in over a decade with a 6-3 victory over Wrightstown's Kaiden Koltz at 126 pounds in Division 2 last year. It was Severin's third time reaching the podium in Madison as a state finalist.

 

FROM LAST SEASON'S MATCH AFTER THE STORM WON THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP OVER SOUTHERN DOOR

 

NEW Radio Sports Network will have full coverage of the announcement on its Facebook page and Web site later today (Wednesday).

 

 

Green Bay men picked eighth, women second in preseason poll

The Green Bay Phoenix men and women's teams will be looking to prove doubters wrong when they start their season next month.

 

The men's team was picked to finish eighth in the now 12-team Horizon League, which added Robert Morris University and Purdue Fort Wayne in the offseason. Wright State was picked to win the league, led by preseason player of the year. Phoenix sophomore guard Amari Davis was named to the All-Horizon League Preseason First Team.

 

The women's team was picked to finish second in the league behind last year's conference champion IUPUI. Caitlyn Hibner represents the Phoenix on the All-Horizon League Preseason Second Team.

 

The men and women will both open the Horizon League slate next month against Milwaukee on December 12th (women) and December 19th (men) respectively.

Packers running back Jamaal Williams activated off COVID list

Green Bay Packers announced this week that Jamaal Williams is activated after being placed on the COVID-19 injured reserve list. Williams was placed on the list after being classified as a high-risk contact in association with teammate and rookie running back AJ Dillon. Williams missed the Thursday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he will be suited up this Sunday for a home matchup at noon against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Among other notables, rookie linebacker Kamal Martin is also activated for this Sunday while Dillon still needs to be cleared by the Packers head physician.

Brewers reliever Williams named NL Rookie of the Year

Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers has been crowned the 2020 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. This award came shortly after receiving the 2020 National League Reliever of the Year award two weeks ago. The right-hand relief pitcher received 14 of 30 first-place ballots registered by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and finished with 95 points while second-place finisher Alec Bohm of the Philadelphia Phillies tallied only 74 points. “To be honest, it still really hasn't set in," Williams said in an evening call with reporters. "I've always been the kind of person who keeps his head down and keeps going.” The 26-year-old went 4-1, striking out 53 batters in 27 innings of work giving him a 0.33 earned run average. This is the Brewers' first Rookie of the Year since Ryan Braun won in 2007.

It takes two to flex, Packers-Colts week 11

The 6-2 Packers are set to face the 5-3 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 22nd at 3:25 p.m. on Fox. The original game was set for kickoff at noon and was flexed to the new slot to be a part of Fox’s national doubleheader along with the Cowboys at Vikings game. Indianapolis will visit the Tennesse Titans in week 10 for a Thursday Night Football matchup while Green Bay will be facing the 1-7 Jacksonville Jaguars at 12 p.m. for a home game at Lambeau Field.

Gamblers Sawyer Scholl commits to Wisconsin

Current member of the Green Bay Gamblers and Medford, Wisconsin native Sawyer Scholl has committed to the University of Wisconsin. The former Notre Dame Academy standout played his last three years of high school hockey with the Tritons totaling 37 points in 22 games his senior season. Just prior to Sawyer's commitment to Wisconsin, he was selected to the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2020 USHL Phase 2 Draft. This Thursday and Saturday the Gamblers will take on the Youngstown Phantoms at the Resch Center for a 7:05 PM puck drop on both dates. NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Men's Badger Basketball ranked

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is looking to open up the season ranked at #7 according to the Associated Press poll. Badger basketball will return nearly all of their key players in the rotation except for Depere, WI native Brevin Pritzl. Coach Greg Gard said. “You can’t bask in the shadow of the trophy. We’ve got to get better and it’s going to take a lot of work. We’re going to miss Brevin. Some of the things he did, we’ve got to get better at doing and fit in new pieces.” Wisconsin Basketball has key players returning such as big man Nate Reuvers who was named to the preseason All-Big Ten and D’Mitrik Trice who was named to the 2020-21 Bob Cousy Award watch list. Last season the Badgers went 21-10 and 14-6 in conference play which was good enough for a three-way share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. 

Badgers get the ok to play vs. Michigan

The University of Wisconsin Badger Football team looks forward to playing this week after missing the last two weeks due to COVID-19 outbreaks. The Badgers have had zero new positive tests within the last few days and had a regular Monday morning practice today. Athletic director Barry Alvarez spoke to the media about the playing situation, "We feel confident that we have a handle on the situation and are excited to play this week at Michigan. As we have done throughout, we will continue to monitor our testing results and base our decision on those results." The possibility of not playing will increase the Badger's chances of missing the Big Ten Conference game as each team must play at least six games in order to compete for the conference title. Saturday night on ABC at 7:30 p.m. the 1-0 Badgers will visit Ann Arbor to face the 1-2 Michigan Wolverines. 

Spartans of tomorrow finish football season

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans 5th and 6th-grade football teams got one last chance to play this season and they got to do it in style.

 

The teams got to play under the lights on the varsity football field last week to end their 2020 football campaign. The coaches, volunteers, and sponsors were thanked for their support this season. 

 

 

Badgers drop in polls, active cases

The Wisconsin Badgers remain ranked despite not playing for the last two weeks.

 

The Badgers find themselves ranked 14th now in the coaches poll, down from 11th last week. They are ranked 13th in the AP Poll, down 10th last week. The team has not played its last two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak on the team. The good news for the Badgers is that the number of active cases on the team is also dropping. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the number of active cases had dropped to 14 – nine players and five staffers.

 

The UW Athletic Department could announce as soon as Monday if the team can prepare for and play in Ann Arbor this weekend for a game in prime-time against the Michigan Wolverines.

Southern Door delays youth wrestling season start

COVID-19 is forcing Southern Door to delay the start of its youth wrestling season until at least 2021.

 

The coronavirus already canceled its annual Barn Brawl (pictured from a past year) this year and has added some uncertainty to this season. In a post on the Southern Door Wrestling Club Facebook page, the decision to delay the season was made only for the wrestlers between the grades of 4K and 4th grade.

 

"The WIAA has issued guidelines for our high school to follow. As that season starts up in late November, along with middle school shortly after, we will learn more about how wrestling practices, competitions and gatherings are handled, and what access to facilities might be granted" according to the post. While they admit the likelihood of the season is low, the door is not shut. You can read the full post below. 

 

 

 

 

Offseason talk begins for Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks offseason looks to make roster moves to improve success down the playoff stretch. The trade market this offseason has brought a lot of talk around the league. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes that Giannis Antetokounmpo won't be heading anywhere if appropriate action is taken in the offseason. The Athletic’s Shams Charinia reported on Wednesday that the New Orleans Pelicans are conversing about trades involving Jrue Holiday in which he could land in Milwaukee for the right scenario. Among other talks for the Bucks include a possible deal for Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder or Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers in which both would result in the transaction of receiving Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo with two first-round picks in 2021 and 2023, followed by second-round pick in 2023. Reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski found the start of the free agency date won't be solidified until right before the draft date on November 18th.

Southern Door, Luxemburg-Casco hit road for playoffs

Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door have likely played their last home game of the season after the WIAA announced their playoff matchups early Saturday morning.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will have to travel in the first round of the Division II WIAA playoffs despite a huge win on Friday night.  The Spartans received a #3 seed and will now travel to #2 Plymouth next Friday night to take on the Panthers.  The winner of that game will play the winner of the #1 West DePere- #4 Grafton matchup on Thursday, November 19.  Luxemburg-Casco finished the regular season with a 7-2, including last night's 56-21 win over Fox Valley Lutheran. 

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30 p.m. next Friday with the pregame show and kick-off set for 7 pm on 96.7FM WBDK. The game audio can also be streamed on the NewRadioSportsRadioNetwork.com.

 

The Southern Door Eagles received a # 3 seed from the WIAA in Division III football playoff seeding.  The Eagles will travel to Brillion to take on the Lions next Friday night at 7 pm.  The winner of that game will play the winner of the #1 Amherst and #4 Peshtigo on Thursday, November 19.   102.1 MoreFM will broadcast the game starting at 6:30 pm with the pregame show.  The game will also be streamed on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

Gamblers score four unanswered to beat Muskegon

The Green Bay Gamblers came from behind to win their home opener against the Muskegon Lumberjacks Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Lumberjacks scored two goals early, but the Gamblers' John Mittelstadt was able get one behind the net to make it 2-1 at the break. Jackson Kunz tied things up in the second period to set up the decisive third period. In the final frame, Kunz scored his second tally of the evening early in the third period before Greg Spitznagel buried the fourth goal of the game to end the night's scoring.

 

The Gamblers will stay in Green Bay this week with matchups against the Youngstown Phantoms on Thursday and Saturday. Both games will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Packers add two more to COVID list

The Green Bay Packers' linebacking corps got a little lighter late Friday after Krys Barnes tested positive for COVID-19 according to the NFL Network.

 

Also put on the COVID-19 list was Jordan Love, who is Barnes' roommate according to PackersNews.com. That means there are currently five players on the list after running back A.J. Dillon tested positive at the beginning of the week. That forced fellow running back Jamaal WIlliams and linebacker Kamal Williams to sit out Thursday's game against the 49ers due to possible high-risk exposure.

Spartans sweep St. Croix Falls in State Semi-Final on WBDK; finals at 7:30pm

The Luxemburg-Casco girls volleyball team took the next step towards a potential second consecutive state championship on Saturday afternoon by sweeping the #4 St. Croix Falls Saints 3-0 in the state semi-final at Kaukauna High School.  The Spartans won set one 25-13 easily but were in a battle in set two and three.  The Saints took a 19-15 lead in the second set before the Spartans responded with seven consecutive points and closed the set out 25-22.  Set three was a see-saw affair with numerous ties and the Spartans closing out the match with a 27-25 decision.    The #1 seeded Spartans will now await the winner of Lakeside Lutheran and Platteville this afternoon.  Luxemburg-Casco (14-0) still has not lost a set all season going 42-0.  Tyler Thrune and Paul Schmitt with have the call with the pre-match show set for 7 pm and first serve at 7:30 pm on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on NewRadioSports.com. 

 

 

 

Football recap: L-C wins, Southern Door falls

Playoffs are next for two local football teams after playing in their final regular-season games Friday night.

 

The Southern Door Eagles fell in their bid to claim the Packerland Conference crown, falling to Bonduel 39-22.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans jumped out to a 49-7 lead and didn't look back as they defeated the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes 56-21.

 

The WIAA announced Saturday morning that The Spartans will play at Plymouth and the Eagles will head to Brillion for their first round matchups.

Green Bay Gamblers open season

The Green Bay Gamblers are hitting the ice tomorrow for the 27th season in the United States Hockey League. The Gamblers welcome the Muskegon Lumberjacks to the Resch Center tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Fans will be allowed inside with a 25% capacity and the installation of “pods”. These social distancing pods are sold in groups of two-eight people. Along with this precaution measure, fans will be required to wear masks and have their temperature taken at the door. Tickets will be sold online via gamblershockey.com and can be bought at the front doors. The NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast all home games on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

Tim Kowols spoke with coach Pat Mikesch about the first game of the year

 

Door County Turkey Trot ready to run

Only a small group of runners will gather on Saturday to run in the Door County Turkey Trot on Saturday.

 

Approximately 80 people signed up for the race, which went from being canceled before being revived as a virtual race last month. After picking up their shirts on Friday, runners now have until November 14th to simply run/walk their miles at their own pace on their own course. A group of runners from Run the Door will tackle the course at 9:45 a.m., but otherwise participating on your own is encouraged. 

 

Please send photos of you and your group in your Turkey Trot t-shirt to Tracy Wautlet @ twautlet7@yahoo.com to post on the Sevastopol Facebook Page.

Football brackets coming Saturday

By early Saturday morning, the Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door football teams should know where their next games could be. The Wisconsin State Journal is reporting 2 a.m. as the magic time when brackets will be posted on the WIAA website. Over 220 teams in 11-man football and 20 teams in eight-man football will be divided into their seven divisions and from there into regions. Each region will feature four teams with the higher seed serving as the host. The WIAA says they hoping to schedule each pod as competitively as possible while also taking travel into consideration. The winner of each semi-final would play each other in a cumulating regional event, though the WIAA is not saying no to the two losing teams or any non-playoff eligible squads from scheduling another contest when the season ends no later than November 14th.

High School Football matchups: LC vs FVL, Southern Door vs. Bonduel

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans head to Fox Valley Lutheran tonight at 7 p.m. for a conference matchup. LC enters the game with a 2-1 conference record while the Foxes sit at 0-1 in the conference. The NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 96.7 WBDK and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

The Southern Door Eagles will be hosting a crucial conference game against the Bonduel Bears tonight at 7 p.m. Each team is 5-0 in conference play entering this week. The NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 102.1 MORE FM and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

NBA, NBPA agree on start date

The National Basketball Association commissioner, Adam Silver has proposed a return date for the 2020-21 season on December 22nd, though the NBPA had preferred to start on January 18th a.k.a. Martin Luther King Day. ESPN is reporting that the NBPA has agreed to a December 22nd start date, which would pave the way for a 72-game season. Free agency would start as soon as possible after the draft on November 18th and training camps could start as soon as December 1st. Until then, the two sides will discuss some of the financial items before finalizing the deal.

Packers top depleted 49ers

The Green Bay Packers were able to take advantage of an injury-riddled and COVID-19 impacted San Francisco 49ers team Thursday night, beating them 34-17.

 

The Packers once again started the game off with a score as Aaron Rodgers found Davante Adams for a 36-yard touchdown. The 49ers ended the quarter with a field goal, but the Packers scored 27 consecutive points as they put the game out of reach. Rodgers was able to find Marcedes Lewis on a quick out pattern for a touchdown and a pair of scores to Marquez Valdes-Scantling en route to a 305 yard, four-touchdown night. Following a pair of Mason Crosby field goals, the 49ers were able to find the scoreboard again with a field goal and one-yard touchdown run by Jerick McKinnon.

 

The Packers improved to 6-2 at the halfway point of a season with a home date against the Jacksonville Jaguars coming up on November 15th. 

Brewers pass out coaching assignments

A familiar face will not be coaching the Milwaukee Brewers from third base any longer.

 

Longtime coach Ed Sedar will be reassigned to a different role after General Manager David Stearns announced the coaching staff to serve under manager Craig Counsell on Wednesday. He will instead serve the team as an advisor after being a base coach since 2007. Former MLB outfielder Quinten Berry will fill Sedar's role as a base coach.

 

According to a Brewers release, other returning coaches include assistant hitting coach Jacob Cruz , hitting coach Andy Haines, pitching coach Chris Hook, bullpen coach Steve Karsay and bench coach Pat Murphy. Jason Lane, who served as first base coach last season and as assistant hitting coach in his previous four seasons, will return as a base coach. Walker McKinven returns as associate pitching, catching and strategy coach.

Phoenix Basketball is on the horizon

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix basketball is back. The Horizon League declared its 2020-21 conference schedules for men’s and women’s basketball today. The league schedule consists of 20 games over the weekends only, with five being “home” and five being “away”. For example, the men will host UWM for two games with no trip to Milwaukee, play at Wright State for two games with no home matchups against them. The men's Horizon League schedule starts on Dec. 19 and will run for 10 consecutive weeks, while the women's Horizon League schedule will start on Dec. 12 and run for 10 weeks. Outside of the conference, the men’s team will play Marquette on Tuesday, December 8th. The rest of the non-conference games for both men’s and women’s teams will be announced sometime next week. There will be no fans allowed through the end of 2020 but the games will be live-streamed.

Packers set to play despite concerns

The Green Bay Packers backfield could look different for the Thursday Night matchup with the unknown health of star running back Aaron Jones and now Jamaal Williams ruled out of Thursday nights game because he had been in contact with rookie running back AJ Dillon who was ruled out earlier this week due to testing positive for COVID-19. The two remaining healthy options are Tyler “Swervin Ervin” and the second-year man out of Notre Dame, Dexter Williams. Dexter Williams has zero carries this season, while Ervin has only four rushing attempts. Matt LaFleur said on Tuesday that Jones will be a game-time decision. This morning the 49ers closed their team facility due to one positive COVID-19 test, the organization has started protocol and is working with the league in preparation for Thursday’s game.

 

Pending an announcement before kickoff, the matchup between the Packers and the 49ers is set to begin at 7:20 p.m.

Brewers reliever Williams finalist for top rookie honors

National League Reliever of the Year Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers has been nominated for National League Rookie of the Year. The right-hander is one of three finalists that have been selected by Baseball Writers Association of America, Alec Bohm who is the Philadelphia Phillies third/first baseman and infielder San Diego Padres Jake Cronenworth are among others. Williams allowed only one earned run in 22 appearances, while he racked up 53 strikeouts over 27 innings, good for an impressive 0.33 ERA. The secret to Williams' success is in his change-up. Sports Illustrated conducted research on Williams dominating changeup, the average MLB changeup has a spin rate of 1,700-1,800 rpm; Williams’s average is 2,800-3,000. Contrasting hitters are batting only .032 against his change-up, and it has a 61.1% miss rate. He throws it over 52% of the time. Williams has high hopes for NL Rookie of the Year, the last season a Brewer player won this award was in 2007 by Ryan Braun, who was a third baseman at the time. The voting will be finalized on Monday, November 9th for both the NL and AL leagues. 

Gamblers name team captains

The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) have announced

 forward Jesse Tucker as team captain. Gamblershockey.com counted 18 goals, 25 assists, and 43  total points for the Longlac, Ontario native who is entering his third year with the Gamblers. 

 

Forward Jake Schmaltz and defenseman Mason Lohrei were named the assistant captains. Each were Boston Bruins (NHL) draft picks in the 2019 and 2020 draft. Lohrei led the USHL in assists and was second in scoring, which was good enough for 2nd Team All-USHL. Schmaltz, who is a University of North Dakota commit, participated in 47 games with the Gamblers tallied 13 goals and 19 assists. With team captains established, Green Bay looks forward to their 27th season in the USHL, as they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks on November 7th. 

 

Tim Kowols caught up with Gamblers coach Pat Mikesch, heres what he had to say about the captains: 

 

Edgewood drops out of Volleyball State Tournament

The #2 seeded Edgewood volleyball team, a potential foe of #1 Luxemburg-Casco for the state championship game, has pulled out of the state tournament.  According to the WIAA, Edgewood informed WIAA officials on Tuesday that they have voluntarily withdrawn from the State Girls Volleyball Tournament scheduled for Saturday.  Based on the Board of Control approved COVID-19 pandemic accommodations, Platteville, the most recently defeated opponent will replace Edgewood on the Division 2 bracket.  Platteville will play #3 Lakeside Lutheran at 4 pm while Luxemburg-Casco is scheduled to play #4 St. Croix Falls at 1 pm in the state semi-finals.  Winners will play at 7 pm for the championship.  The New Radio Sports Network and WBDK 96.7FM will broadcast the Spartan broadcasts starting at 12:30 pm with the pre-match show and 6:30 pm before the championship if Luxemburg-Casco advances.

UW-Purdue canceled

The Wisconsin Badgers have canceled their upcoming football game against the Purdue Boilermakers after a COVID-19 outbreak. This is the second straight cancellation game for Wisconsin because of Coronavirus, following the Nebraska cancellation on Halloween. On an optimistic note, the Badgers have scheduled a game time against the Michigan Wolverines. On Saturday, November 14th, 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC, the 1-1 Wolverines will host the primetime game versus the 1-0 Badgers. Michigan is coming off a loss to in-state rival Michigan St. Wisconsin started their season off on a big win against Illinois with an unbelievable performance by redshirt freshman Graham Mertz, who looks to be back for the Michigan game. 

Packers plan to play

The Packers have a short turn-around this week, coming off a home loss against the Vikings and COVID-19 concerns. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says all indications are to prepare for Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers, the plan is to prepare for whatever comes their way and adjust accordingly. As of now the Packers will fly out of Green Bay Wednesday and head to Santa Clara, California to meet the 49ers on TNF.

Playoffs still an unknown for high school football

Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door should know this weekend whether their football season is done or not.

 

High school football fans can thank the coronavirus for wiping out three rounds of playoffs this year, including the state championship games at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. After the brackets are set on Saturday, playoff teams this year will receive a maximum of two games after being paired into four-team pods. Speaking before last week's game against Mishicot, Southern Door head coach Ryan Zuelke says the playoffs have been short details. 

 

 

With conference records being a factor in playoff eligibility and seeding, Zuelke and the Eagles look to go undefeated in Packerland Conference play when they host Bonduel Friday night. The NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast the game on 102.1 MORE FM and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Green Bay Blizzard October update

The Green Bay Blizzard welcomes back Indoor Football League rookie of the year Bakari Triggs. The defensive back amounted 47 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, 10 pass breakups, and six interceptions that earned him First Team All IFL honors. Green Bay also re-signs former Arkansas State Defensive Lineman Dajon Emory to the 2021 roster. Two new signings are former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Keith Lewis and defensive back Danzel McDaniel. Other notable re-signings are Alex Thompson and Deldrick Canty.

Gamblers add one to the roster before season opener

The Green Bay Gamblers have added Fargo Force forward Alex Nordstrom to the roster. Fargo receives a 6th round pick in the 2021 USHL Entry Draft in return. Nordstrom made appearances in 34 games for the Force last season, rattling off nine goals and eleven assists. The 19-year-old Hancock, Michigan native is currently committed to Michigan Tech University. Green Bay starts off their season on Saturday, November 7th against the Muskegon Lumberjacks at the Resch Center. 

Packers RB AJ Dillon tested positive

Green Bay Packers rookie running back AJ Dillon will be moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list in which he will not play Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers due to league protocols. This is the first positive test for a Packers player since August, Dillon entered the NFL’s concentrated protocol and will self-quarantine. The Packers issued this statement, “We will continue to work with the league on contact tracing as we follow the guidelines of intensive protocol. All player meetings will be conducted virtually today. Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of our players and community. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and follow their guidance.” The Packers rookie played 10 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, while uncertainty remains with Packers superstar running back Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams could be looking like the lone running back if Jones is not ready to go for Thursday Nights matchup.

Spartans volleyball get top seed in state tourney

Luxemburg-Casco will enter this Saturday's WIAA Division 2 State Tournament as its top seed.

 

The matchups set for Kaukauna High School were announced Sunday. Luxemburg-Casco will play #4 Saint Croix Falls at 1 p.m. with the second semifinal between #2 Edgewood and #3 Lakeside Lutheran taking place at 4 p.m. If the Spartans can advance, they would face the winner of the other semifinal at 7 p.m.

 

The Spartans clinched the berth with a pair of victories over Valders and Oconto last week. St. Croix Falls defeated Northwestern and Mosinee to earn their spot as the #4 seed.

Packers ran over by Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had a career day Sunday as the Green Bay Packers fell 28-22 at Lambeau Field.

 

Both teams traded long drives in the first quarter with the Packers cashing in on a five-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams and the Vikings answering from 21 yards out on a Cook rush. It was deja vu in the second quarter as well with Adams and Cook each scoring again on long drives.

 

The Vikings opened the half with the ball in the 3rd quarter tied 14-14 and promptly marched down the field again for Cook's third touchdown of the day. Cook would visit the endzone again after the Vikings forced the Packers to turn the ball over on downs and caught a 50-yard screen pass to help take a 28-14 advantage.

 

Adams caught his third touchdown pass of the day late in the fourth quarter and the Packers would get the ball back with just under a minute to go. Rodgers fumbled as he was hit throwing ball and the comeback attempt was thwarted. 

 

Cook's four touchdowns tied a Vikings record for scores in a game by a single player, tying Ahmad Rashad.  The Packers will have a quick turnaround after seeing their season mark drop to 5-2. They head to Santa Clara for Thursday night football to face the San Francisco 49ers. 

Badgers keep spot in polls

They did not play on Saturday and they may miss a second game, but that is not deterring voters from picking the Wisconsin Badgers.

 

The Badgers dropped only one spot in the AP poll to #10 and kept it in the coaches' poll to stay at #11. They did not play at Nebraska this weekend due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team and athletic director Barry Alvarez did not rule canceling its next contest against Purdue. According to USA Today Network- Wisconsin, 10 players and 12 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Alvarez says a final decision could come as soon as Tuesday.

Bucks start unknown

There may be no Milwaukee Bucks basketball under the Christmas tree this year.

 

According to ESPN, the NBA and its players' association cannot agree on a start date for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The league would like to see the season start before Christmas and end just before the Olympics. The players' association so far are balking at that offer, countering with a mid-January start. The league says it could lose a half-billion dollars by waiting until then while the players say it is  too quick of a turnaround after the bubble popped in Orlando just under two months ago. 

 

ESPN suggests the strife could lead to the collective bargaining agreement being ripped up.

Cross country recap: Sevastopol girls take fifth

The Sevastopol girls cross country team finished in the top half of their field in Saturday's WIAA Division 3 state meet in West Salem.

 

The Pioneers took fifth out of 12 teams, paced by senior Olivia Stenzel. Her time of 19:36 in her final race was a personal record not just for her season but for her cross country career. It was good for seventh place overall and second for scoring runners.  Joined by Jolene Luedtke, Kylie Newton, Bea Dramm,  Rachel Wilke, Libby Ash, and McKenzie Wiesner, the Pioneers averaged a time of 21:38 on the 5K course. The team scored 160 points, finishing behind state champion Lancaster, Ozaukee, Kickapoo/LaFarge, and Gillett.

 

In Colby, Luxemburg-Casco's Spencer Thiry completed his 5K course with a time of 17:51, good for 54th overall.

 

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Packers look to sweep Minnesota

The Green Bay Packers (5-1) look to sweep the Minnesota Vikings (1-5) entering week 8 at Lambeau Field with kickoff @ Noon. The Packers last saw Minnesota week 1 in which the Green and Gold won the high scoring game 43-34. Aaron Rodgers is leading his heavy-duty offense into this home match without the fans being there, though that will not stop him from playing well executed football against a division rival. Packers are sitting at the top of the NFC North with the Bears loss to the L.A. Rams on MNF. The Vikings have struggled this season but Green Bay does not take any game lightly especially with Minnesota coming off the bye week. Minnesota Coach Mike Zimmer looks to turn his team around this week while second year coach Matt Lafleur will try to improve to 6-1. Spectators can catch the border battle matchup on Fox.

Hunting Season Update

As Northeast Wisconsinites search for the “Trophy Buck” this hunting season, the harvest numbers are reporting well in Door and surrounding counties. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources calculates Brown County has 537 harvested, Door County reports 568 harvested and Kewaunee County reports 467 harvested. Hunters hope to add to the harvest total season as deer are becoming more active because of the rut. The state has harvested 28,382 total and the numbers look to increase with gun season soon approaching.

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