Sports Archives for 2021-01

High school basketball round-up: Spartans, Storm girls win

A limited slate of games highlighted the local high school basketball scene on Saturday.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls' basketball led by one at the half and clamped down on defense to beat Little Chute 45-27 Saturday.

 

The Kewaunee girls' basketball team stayed perfect and dealt Southern Door its first blemish on its conference slate with a 55-37 win.

 

The Sevastopol girls' basketball team rebounded from its heartbreaking defeat on Thursday to beat NEW Lutheran 50-42.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball team topped the Peshtigo Bulldogs 63-58.

Packers top Rams to clinch championship berth

The road to the Super Bowl will go through Lambeau Field after the Green Bay Packers topped the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 Saturday evening.

 

After the Packers and Rams traded field goals in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers engineered three scoring drives in the second quarter. He led two consecutive touchdown drives to open the second quarter, one on a 1-yard pass to Davante Adams and another using his feet to help the Packers to a 16-3 lead. The Rams would score on a Jared Goff touchdown pass to Van Jefferson, but the Packers were able to get a field goal as time expired to take a 19-10 lead into the locker room.  The Packers' Aaron Jones and the Rams' Cam Akers would trade touchdown runs in the third quarter before Rodgers' 58-yard strike to Allen Lazard put the game on ice in front of a crowd of just under 9,000 fans.

 

The Packers will now wait to see if the New Orleans Saints or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that make the trip to Lambeau Field next Sunday.

 

Picture courtesy of Zach Meier

Phoenix women sweep, men swept

The Green Bay Phoenix women stayed perfect in 2021 while the men lost another matchup on Saturday.

 

In Fort Wayne, the Phoenix women got an even scoring effort in its 70-59 win over IPFW. Hailey Oskey scored 13 points in the win, but Lyndsey Robson, Cassie Schiltz, and Caitlyn Hibner all scored at least nine points in supporting roles. A 10-0 run in the second quarter gave the Phoenix the space needed to hold onto their sixth win of the New Year.

 

In Detroit, the Phoenix men saw its three-point halftime lead slip away as it lost to Detroit-Mercy 68-65. Three Phoenix players reached double-figures, led by 16 points from newcomer Emmanuel Ansong. The first half was marked by a long run by each team as the Phoenix went on a 15-2 run only to see the Titans answer with a 13-2 run of their own. The game was back and forth in the second half, but the Titans were able to take the lead for good with four minutes remaining. The Titans were able to turn away a last-second three-point attempt from the Phoenix to secure the sweep. 


Gamblers swept by Lumberjacks

The Green Bay Gamblers gave up three goals in two separate periods to lose 6-4 to the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Saturday night.

 

Alex Nordstrom got the scoring going within the first minute for the Gamblers for his eighth goal of the season before the Lumberjacks scored the next two goals over the next eight minutes. That included Alex Gagne's goal that came just five seconds after Nordstrom's. The Gamblers scored the next two goals with Jesse Tucker scoring his third of the season and Camden Thiesing registering his eighth tally of the year. Cameron Berg scored a goal in the final minute for the Lumberjacks to end the busy period with the game tied at three.

 

After a scoreless second period, Camden Thiesing gave the Gamblers a 4-3 lead with his second goal of the game before the Lumberjacks scored three straight goals. The game-winning goal came at the 17-minute mark when Jacob Guevin scored his third goal of the season to make the score 5-4. After scoring his second goal at the 13-minute mark, Berg got the hat trick on an empty netter to end the game. 

 

Aaron Randazzo made 36 saves in the defeat.

High school basketball round-up: Southern Door, Gibraltar post big victories

A winning streak continued and a losing one was snapped Friday night in local boys' high school basketball action.

 

Southern Door stayed perfect in the Packerland Conference with its 67-48 victory over Algoma.

 

Gibraltar snapped its three-game losing skid in almost palindromic fashion, beating Sevastopol 94-69.

 

Luxemburg-Casco saw their own losing streak continue with a 63-46 loss to Wrightstown.

 

In Saturday game action, Sturgeon Bay boys' basketball makes up its game against Peshtigo on the road at 6:30 p.m. and for the girls Sevastopol hosts NEW Lutheran and Kewaunee travels to Southern Door.

Bucks edge Mavericks

The Milwaukee Bucks won their fourth consecutive game Friday night nipping the Dallas Mavericks 112-109.  Khris Middleton hit two huge three-pointers in the final minutes to help the Bucks recapture the lead after Dallas took a 105-103 advantage with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter.  Middleton scored eight straight to carry the Bucks down the stretch.  Mavericks' Luka Doncic missed a desperation three-quarter court shot as time expired that would have tied the game.  

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 31 despite only going 1-10 from the free-three line.  Middleton finished with 25 and Jrue Holiday added 16 as the Bucks (9-4) will now have a couple of days off before facing the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.   

Lumberjacks axe Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers scored in the first two minutes but could not find the back in the net again in their 4-1 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks Friday night.

 

Kyler Grundy opened the game with his third goal of the season for the Gamblers, but the Lumberjacks would respond just five minutes after with Dylan Wendt's fifth goal of the season. The eventual winning goal came in the second period when Cameron Berg scored the unassisted goal to put the Lumberjacks up 2-1. Rhett Pitlick and Philip Tresca capped off the evening with two more goals in the third.

 

Gamblers goalie Matt Davis stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced in the loss. The two teams faceoff again at 6:10 p.m. Saturday.

Packers-Rams NFC Divisional Playoff Preview

The Green Bay Packers are hoping to treat some 6,000 season ticket holders and fans returning to Lambeau Field for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon to an NFC Divisional game victory against the Los Angeles Rams. 

 

The Packers (13-3) earned a bye and the conference’s home-field advantage.  The Rams (11-7) upset the Seattle Seahawks last weekend in a Super Wildcard Playoff game. 


Aaron Rodgers, who led the NFL with 48 touchdown passes this season, will be facing a Ram defense that was ranked number one in the league.  Ram defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who left the playoff game last week with a rib cartilage injury, is expected to play.  


The Rams will start quarterback Jared Goff, plagued by a fractured thumb on his throwing hand. 
Goff has had an up-and-down year and replaced John Wolford last week, who suffered a stinger and ruled out for this game.  


The Packer defense will look to control running back Cam Akers, who tallied 176 yards in total offense last week against the Seahawks.  The improving Packer defense has given up over 100 yards in rushing in 11 of the 18 games this season.


The kickoff of the game is set for 3:35 pm at Lambeau Field.  

Boys' basketball roundup: Sturgeon Bay topples Algoma

Sturgeon Bay opened the weekend of boys' basketball action with a win on Thursday over Algoma.

 

Spencer Hubbard scored 19 points in the Clippers' 78-52 win over the Wolves on the road.

 

Algoma is back at it Friday night when they play at Southern Door, Gibraltar hosts Sevastopol, and Kewaunee plays at home against Peshtigo. Those games tip-off at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hits the road for a 7 p.m. tip against Wrightstown.

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door wins thriller

Southern Door won a thriller and Kewaunee County teams split their games in girls' basketball action on Thursday night.

 

Allianna Baxter hit a buzzer-beater in the paint to lead the Eagles past Sevastopol.

 

Luxemburg-Casco kept it close but ended up to losing to Oconto Falls 55-41.

 

Algoma escaped Sturgeon Bay with a 41-29 victory over the Clippers.

Wrestling recap: Luxemburg-Casco sweeps quad

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team did not give up many points in its quadrangular meet Thursday night.

 

The Spartans beat Oconto Falls 57-6, Southern Door 67-6, and Peshtigo 66-16. The Eagles lost to Oconto Falls 48-30 but beat Peshtigo 60-15 to remain undefeated in the Packerland Conference.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol was able to secure a match in Oostburg.

 

Kewaunee wrestled at Bonduel and also faced Oconto. They defeated the Blue Devils 54-16 and the Bears 31-30. 

 

Picture provided by Kevin Slezewski

Gamblers travel to Muskegon for weekend set

After having them in town last weekend, the Green Bay Gamblers will return the favor when they travel to Michigan to face the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

 

The Gamblers went 1-0-1 against the Lumberjacks last weekend, dropping the opener in a shootout 5-4 before winning on Saturday 4-2. Head coach Pat Mikesch says it was important to rebound from the loss as they did.

Friday night will mark the debut of the Gamblers' newest addition in Owen Murray, somebody Mikesch believes will fit in very well on the roster.

The puck drops both nights at 6:10 p.m.

Boys' basketball preview: Algoma hosts Sturgeon Bay Thursday

The Algoma Wolves boys' basketball team is looking for its first win of the season when the Sturgeon Bay Clippers come to town on Thursday.

 

The Wolves are coming off a team shutdown that saw a few of its games get postponed over the last week, including its previously scheduled game with the Clippers on Monday. In their last game, Carter Zimmerman scored 14 points and Kaden Vardon added 13 in a 70-47 loss to conference-leading Southern Door on December 22nd.

 

The Clippers has also seen a number of its games get canceled or postponed in recent days, including a matchup against NEW Lutheran on Tuesday. Anthony Jennerjohn leads the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game, but it was Jack Schmelzer's 21 points that helped the Clippers get their first win last week against Sevastopol.

 

Tip is set for 6 p.m.

Girls' basketball preview: Three games on tap

Three games involving five local teams are slated to take place on Thursday night.

 

In NEC action, the Luxemburg-Casco girls' basketball team look to bounce back from its loss against Freedom when it faces Oconto Falls for a 7:15 p.m. tip.  The game will be broadcast on NewRadioSportsNetwork.com and 96..7 FM WBDK. 

 

Packerland play begins at 7:30 p.m. with Southern Door looking to stay perfect in the conference against Sevastopol at home while Algoma travels to Sturgeon Bay to face the Clippers.

 

Thursday's game between Gibraltar and Kewaunee has been postponed until February 1st. 

Wrestling preview: A pair of quads for local teams

Three of the area's four wrestling teams will be competing in quadrangular meets on Thursday.

 

Southern Door, Peshtigo, and Oconto Falls will head to Luxemburg-Casco for its quad meet beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Eagles and Spartans will take care of their conference foes first before battling each other at 6 p.m. A third pair of duals will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

Kewaunee will head to Bonduel for its quadrangular against the host school, Oconto, and Almond-Bancroft. Wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Storm and Blue Devils battling each other first.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol is idle until next week's dual against Peshtigo. 

DC United Swimmers head to Plymouth

The DC United Swimming Team will compete for the first time in almost a month when they head to Plymouth for a multi-team meet.

 

Two Rivers and Roncalli will join DC United at the swim meet being hosted by Plymouth High School. The team has not competed since December 17th when it hosted Two Rivers and Roncalli at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. Door County United won its first dual meet on December 8th against Pulaski thanks to great efforts by the 200 medley relay team of Race Kasten, Drew Rass, Conner Thompson and Jacob Norton, Luke Bousley in his relay events, and Ethan Almstadt and James Pollock during their freestyle swims. 

 

The first event begins at 6 p.m.

High School Girls Basketball Roundup: Kewaunee romps, Algoma and Southern Door win thrillers

On the high school hardwoods Tuesday night, three local Packerland games were scheduled.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clipper girls basketball lost a close game with the Algoma Wolves 34-33

 

The Southern Door Eagles edged Gibraltar 68-67 and the Kewaunee Storm topped Sevastopol 64-33.

 

 In the North Eastern Conference,  Luxemburg-Casco fell to Freedom 78-13.

You can read more about these games at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com

Marquette upends Providence 79-69

The Marquette Golden Eagles jumped to a commanding 18 point lead in the first half and hung on for a 79-69 win over the Providence Fryars Tuesday night.  The Golden Eagles hit nine of 19 three-pointers and were able to stave off the Fryars comeback in the second half.  Dawson Garcia poured in 20 points for Marquette and Koby McEwen tallied 17 more as Marquette improved to 7-6 overall.  The Golden Eagles will now play St. Johns in New York on Saturday at 1 pm. 

Badgers get devoured by Michigan

The Wisconsin Badgers ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday night as the Michigan Wolverines stayed undefeated in the Big Ten with a 77-54 home victory. Michigan shot over 50 percent for the game and held the Badgers to 30 percent to easily win a matchup of two of the top ten teams in the country.

 

Michigan (6-0) had four players score in double figures with MIke Smith leading the way with 16 points.  Franz Wagner added 15 points and ten rebounds for the Wolverines.

 

Wisconsin (4-2) was led by D'Mitrik Trice who finished with 20 points.  Micah Potter had 12 points as only two UW players finished in double figures.

 

Wisconsin will next play on Friday on the road at Rutgers at 8 pm. 

Boys' basketball round-up: Kewaunee, Southern Door win

Both the Kewaunee and Southern Door boys' basketball teams won their local Packerland matchups ahead of another busy night in local high school hoops action.

 

The Storm rolled past Sevastopol 52-26 to win their fourth Packerland game in a row. The Eagles stayed perfect in their Packerland slate, dispatching Gibraltar 79-69. 

 

Three Packerland games scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed. The Eagles will host Sheboygan Falls on January 16th while no make up dates have been set yet for Algoma/Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay/NEW Lutheran.

 

Luxemburg-Casco travels to Denmark for a 7 p.m. tip.

Girls' basketball round-up: Sturgeon Bay falls, four more on tap Tuesday

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers' girls basketball team will need a short memory as they prepare for their next game on Tuesday after losing on Monday night.

 

Carley Wodack scored 19 points but it was not enough to lead the Clippers past Oconto as they lost 53-41. The Clippers return to action on Tuesday when they travel to face Algoma at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other Packerland games with 7:30 p.m. starts include Gibraltar hosting Southern Door and Sevastopol traveling to Kewaunee.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will play an NEC game at Freedom beginning at 7 p.m.

Gamblers add defenseman

There will be a new face toeing the blue line for the Green Bay Gamblers after the team picked up defenseman Owen Murray from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League on Monday.

 

The UMass-Amherst commit has tallied one goal and 11 assists for the Vees after registering 15 goals and 48 assists in a similar league in his home province of Manitoba. The Gamblers dropped veteran defenseman Michael Ferrandino to make room for Murray, who is expected to make his debut with the team this weekend when they travel to Muskegon to take on the Lumberjacks.

Bucks expose Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks took their winning ways on the road Monday night, defeating the Orlando Magic 121-99.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had another strong game despite playing with foul trouble for much of the second half. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 22 points by Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis also crossed the 20 point mark in the game.

 

The deciding moment came in the fourth quarter with the Bucks up by just two points. After the Magic's Aaron Gordon's dunk, the Bucks went on an 11-0 run that would expand to a 29-6 dismantling. Nikola Vucevic scored a game-high 28 points in the loss for the Magic.

 

The road trip continues for the Bucks on Wednesday when they play the Detroit Pistons.

Boys' basketball preview: Four local teams in action

Two boys' basketball games will feature four local teams of note on Monday night.

 

Southern Door looks to stay perfect in the Packerland Conference when they travel to face Gibraltar in Fish Creek.

 

Kewaunee hopes to keep pace one game behind the Eagles as they stay at home to play Sevastopol. This is in place of a previously scheduled game against Two Rivers.

 

The announcement on Friday that Algoma will take a few days off has postponed their games Monday against Sturgeon Bay and Tuesday against Sevastopol.

Details set for Packers playoff game

The Green Bay Packers finally know the who and the when for the beginning of their playoff run this weekend.

 

The Green Bay Packers will play at Lambeau Field this Saturday at 3:35 p.m. against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams earned the spot after they beat the Seahawks on Saturday 30-20 and the Chicago Bears lost their matchup against the New Orleans Saints 21-9. As the two lowest seeds, the Packers had a chance to face either team pending their weekend results. 

 

Lambeau Field will also have paid attendance for the first time this season on Saturday. The organization announced last week that up to 6,000 fans would be allowed to attend the game after being shut out of Lambeau Field for most of the season. Team employees and their families along with health care workers have been able to attend games in recent weeks, but this will be the first time season ticket holders who opted in to buy tickets will be eligible to go as well.

Bucks hit the road against Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks visit Florida on Monday to face the Orlando Magic to kick off a two-game road trip.

 

The Bucks won their last time out, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-90 on a night where Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play. Antetokounmpo was given the night off after suffering back spasms due to a fall during their Friday loss to the Utah Jazz according to Bucks.com. The Bucks didn't miss a beat though thanks to Khris Middleton's 27 points and Bobby Portis collecting 17 points and 11 rebounds.

 

The Magic enter the game 6-4 but are showing signs of slipping after a 4-0 start. They lost 112-98 to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday for their fourth loss in their last six tries. The Magic are led by Nikola Vucevic, who leads the team in scoring (22 ppg) and rebounding (11.1 rpg).

 

Tip is set for 6 p.m.

Gamblers rebound against Muskegon

No overtime or shoot-out was needed in the Green Bay Gamblers' 4-2 win over the Muskegon Lumberjacks Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Gamblers set the tone in the first period with a pair of goals by Xan Gurney in the opening seconds and Ryan Kirwan four minutes later. The Lumberjacks would straddle the first intermission with two goals of their own, but Alex Nordstrom broke the tie at the 15:26 mark to put the Gamblers ahead for good. Alex Servagno added an empty-net goal in the final minute of the third period for insurance. Mason Lohrei collected two assists on the night while Matt Davis saved 37 of the 39 shots he faced.

 

 

Pioneers girls continue winning streak against Peshtigo

The wins keep piling up for the Sevastopol girls' basketball team as they won another nailbiter Saturday afternoon against Peshtigo 43-41.

 

Zoe Kuehn was key to the win, scoring the first  14 points of the game for the Pioneers en route to a 23 point day. While it was a fourth straight win for the Pioneers, it was the second straight loss for the Bulldogs, which lost to Kewaunee earlier this week. Peshtigo's Sydney Lund scored 15 points while Grace Wickman pitched in 11 points.

 

The win puts the Pioneers all alone in third place in the Packerland Conference as they trail Kewaunee and Southern Door in the standings.

Boys' basketball preview: Luxemburg-Casco Boys battle Mustangs on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys’ basketball team will host the Little Chute Mustangs Saturday afternoon in a North Eastern Conference game rescheduled from earlier this week.  You can find details on today's game at NEWRadioSports.com. 

 

Other boys' basketball games occurring in the area include Kewaunee traveling to Oconto and Gibraltar traveling to Peshtigo.

 

Algoma announced on Friday its team's activities would pause for at least three days, canceling games through Tuesday. 

Packerland Boys Basketball Preview

The Packerland Conference Boys Basketball will have a few games on the hardwoods Saturday.

Gibraltar (4-1) will travel to Peshtigo (0-3) to take on the Bulldogs, while the Kewaunee Storm (3-1) head to Oconto to play the Blue Devils.  The Algoma Wolves game at Institute against the Sevastopol Pioneers has been postponed as Algoma sports have been put on pause for the next few days.

 

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Lumberjacks top Gamblers in shootout

The Muskegon Lumberjacks scored three goals in the final period to force overtime and the eventual 5-4 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Jesse Tucker got the Gamblers on the board first with his second goal of the season in the final two minutes of the first period before helping on the team's third goal. Mason Lohrei made it 2-0 before Cam Thiesing extended the lead just four minutes later. The Lumberjacks would go on to score four unanswered goals before Lohrei's clutch gene showed up again. He sank a shot with just three seconds left on the clock to tie the game at four for his second goal of the game and his ninth of the season. After a scoreless overtime, the Lumberjacks' David Hymovitch scored the only goal in the shootout to secure the victory for the visiting Lumberjacks.

 

The two teams square off again at the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Girls Basketball Round up: Kewaunee and Sevastopol wins

In Packerland Conference girls high school action, the Kewaunee Storm (5-0, 6-1 overall) stayed undefeated as they upended the Peshtigo Bulldogs (3-1, 5-2 overall) 37-30 Friday night in a road game. The Sevastopol Pioneers (3-2, 3-1 overall) beat the Gibraltar Vikings (4-4, 4-4 overall) 47-46 in Institute in a nailbiter.  The scheduled game between Algoma and Southern Door in Brussels was postponed.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco girls' basketball team came back to defeat the Marinette Marines 53-40.

Bucks get blitzed by Jazz

A hot-shooting Utah Jazz team shot the lights out at Fiserv Forum Friday night in defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 131-118.  The Bucks could not stop the Jazz from draining three-pointers all night long as Utah hit 25 out of 53 attempts for an impressive 47 percent. 

 

Milwaukee scored the first five points in the game only to see Utah go on a 23-9 run to take control of the game.  The Bucks were able to tie the game a few times in the first half but never were able to get over the hump in the second half.

 

Utah was led by Donovan Mitchell with 32 points and Jordan Clarkson who scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half.  

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 35 points and Kris Middleton added 31 for Milwaukee (5-4), but it was not enough as the Bucks' bench could manage only 12 points.

 

Wrestling round-up: Local teams combine for six wins

It was a pretty successful night for the area's four teams as they combined for six dual meet victories on Thursday night.

 

In NEC action, Luxemburg-Casco rattled off points in eight straight weight classes to capture the 42-20 win over Freedom.

 

In Wittenberg, Kewaunee suffered their first loss of the season to Wittenberg-Birnamwood 36-34 but won its other duals 42-30 over Peshtigo and 51-17 against Rosholt.

 

Southern Door's Grant Englebert captured career win #100 as the Eagles stayed perfect on the season, beating Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 75-6, Bonduel 51-30, and Amherst 57-22.

 

Ben DeNamur went 3-0 in his matches as Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol lost its matches to Southern Door, Bonduel, and Amherst.

Gamblers prepare for two-game home set against Muskegon

The Green Bay Gamblers look to continue their success at the Resch Center Friday and Saturday night when they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

 

The Gamblers swept its two-game set from Team USA U-17s last week to improve their home record to 7-0-1 on the season. The home slate ended on an exciting note for the crowd of close to 2,000 fans when Mason Lohrei continued to show why he's the top-scoring defenseman in the USHL with yet another game-winning goal with less than a second remaining on the clock. Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch says playing at home has its perks.

The Lumberjacks come into the game with one of the top power-plays in the USHL that has them chasing the Gamblers in the standings with a 9-5-1 record. Mikesch says this game will come down to how the players with experience respond to both team's high-octane offenses.

Puck drop for both games is at 7:05 p.m. and will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. You can listen to our full discussion with Mikesch online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com on the podcasts page.

Bucks topple Pistons again

The Milwaukee Bucks provided a repeat performance Wednesday night at the Fiserv Forum, beating the visiting Detroit Pistons 130-115.

 

The Bucks racked up 19 made three-pointers on the evening while shooting 44 percent from behind the arc. They shot 54 percent overall from the field, led in scoring by Giannis Anetokounmpo's 25 points. Khris Middleton was close behind with 23 points while also collecting seven assists. The Bucks were able to coast through the second half after outscoring the Pistons 44-33 in the first quarter and 38-23 in the second half. Jerami Grant led all scorers with 31 points in the loss for the Pistons.

 

Wednesday's win was the ninth straight win over the Pistons for the Bucks, including the second time this week. The Bucks will continue their homestand on Friday when they host the Utah Jazz. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Girls' basketball preview: Local rivalry renewed

A pair of Packerland Conference dot the area schedule for girls' basketball on Thursday.

 

Sturgeon Bay will travel to local rival Sevastopol while Gibraltar will be paid a visit by NEW Lutheran. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. 

 

The latest standings released by the Packerland Conference on Monday as Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Peshtigo all undefeated.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

STANDINGS

DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                        4                      0

Kewaunee                               3                      0

Peshtigo                                   2                      0  

Gibraltar                                    3                      1

Sevastopol                               1                      1      

NEW Lutheran                        1                      3

Oconto                                      1                      4  

Boys' basketball preview: Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay in action

A pair of local Packerland Conference boys' basketball teams will hit the hardwood Thursday night for a slate of games.

 

In a non-conference match-up, Kewaunee will hit the road for a 7:15 p.m. match-up against Valders.

 

In Packerland Conference action, Sturgeon Bay will stay at home for a 7:30 p.m. tilt against Oconto. Gibraltar's previously scheduled matchup against Laona-Wabeno has been canceled while Southern Door's game against Crivitz has been postponed.

 

The latest standings released by the Packerland Conference on Monday have Southern Door as the lone undefeated team.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

STANDINGS

DECEMBER 22, 2020

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                         5                      0     

Gibraltar                                     4                      1 

Oconto                                       4                      1

Kewaunee                                3                      1

Sevastopol                                0                      1

Sturgeon Bay                           0                      2

NEW Lutheran                         0                      3

Peshtigo                                    0                      3

Algoma                                      0                      4     

Wrestling preview: Packerland teams head to quads

Luxemburg-Casco will have an old-fashioned dual meet against an NEC foe while the area's Packerland Conference teams will take advantage of a new allowance for quadrangular meets.

 

The Spartans will stay at home to face Freedom with the JV team taking the mat at 6 p.m. followed by varsity matches at 6:30 p.m.

 

Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol all had their dual meets reshuffled this week in order to battle more teams and potentially get more matches. The Eagles and Clippineers will travel to take on Bonduel and Amherst beginning at 5:30 p.m. Kewaunee will head to Wittenberg to battle the host school, Peshtigo, and Rosholt with matches also beginning at 5:30 p.m. Each team will face each other with duals beginning on the hour.

Boys' Packerland basketball recap: Sturgeon Bay defeats Sevastopol, Oconto tops Gibraltar, Kewaunee  edges NEW Lutheran

Packerland boys’ basketball teams saw action on the hardwoods Tuesday evening.   Gibraltar fell to the Oconto Blue Devils 83-62 in Fish Creek.  The Kewaunee Storm won a nail-biter at home against the NEW Lutheran Blazers 72-69 and the Sturgeon Bay Clippers cruised to a 61-41 win at home over the Sevastopol Pioneers.  You can find more about other high school results at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Bucks battle Pistons.....again

The Milwaukee Bucks look to make it back-to-back wins over the Detroit Wednesday evening as they take on the Pistons at Fiserv Forum.   The Bucks (4-3) were able to defeat the Pistons on Monday with a 125-115 victory behind 43 points by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Tip-off at Fiserv Forum is set for 7 pm in rare back-to-back home games against the same opponent. 

Marquette falls to UConn 65-54

The Marquette Golden Eagles could not hang on to an early lead and dropped a Big East Conference game to the UConn Huskies at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday evening.  The Golden Eagles came out on fire and took a 31-23 lead into intermission thanks in part to the play of Dawson Garcia who scored a team-high 20 points.  Garcia added ten rebounds as well, but it was not enough as UConn went on a big second-half run and pulled away late to take the 65-54 decision.  The Huskies were led by Tyler Polley who poured in 23 points in just 24 minutes.  Marquette was scheduled to play Villanova on Friday night in Philadelphia but that game has been postponed.

Boys' basketball round-up: Sevastopol gets quick turnaround

The Sevastopol Pioneers hopes its second-half explosion against Tigerton continues into Tuesday's slate of Packerland Conference games.

 

The Pioneers outscored the Tigers 47-21 in the second-half to earn the 73-53 victory. They will bounce back Tuesday night to face Sturgeon Bay.

 

Gibraltar will open 2021 at home when Oconto pays a visit to Fish Creek.

 

Kewaunee will also play the role of host on Tuesday night as NEW Lutheran makes the trip east.

 

All Packerland Conference games begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Recaps and previews can be found at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Girls' basketball round-up: Storm edges Blue Devils, L-C faces Freedom on WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco gets their first action of the week one night after two local Packerland teams played exciting games on Monday.

 

The Kewaunee Storm fended off a second-half comeback by the Oconto Blue Devils to win 45-44.

 

The Gibraltar Vikings could not close its first-half deficit as it lost to Peshtigo for the second time this season, this time a 52-34 decision at home.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans return to action Tuesday night as they host NEC rival Freedom for a 7 p.m. tip.  You can read more about the game that will be on 96.7 FM WBDK  and the other results at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

 

Wrestling season gets shuffled

Packerland Conference wrestling schools are taking advantage of a new WIAA directive that is allowing for more matches against different teams.

 

While tournaments are still off the radar and teams can only wrestling once a week, that one day a week can now be triangular and quadrangular meets. By allowing three to four teams in one location, schools like Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, and Kewaunee can potentially get more matches for their kids. Southern Door wrestling coach Jerry Englebert says it is good news for their team.

 

As a result, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will travel to Bonduel for a quad meet against Amherst and Bonduel on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Kewaunee will travel to Wittenberg to face Peshtigo, Rosholt, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood. As of Tuesday morning, Luxemburg-Casco just has single-team duals remaining including this Thursday against Freedom. You can find more details about the season changes and listen to our full interview with coach Jerry Englebert at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Bucks get first laugh against Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks won the front end of this week's home-and-home against the Detroit Pistons with a 125-115 victory. 

 

Giannis Anetokounmpo set the pace early for the Bucks, scoring 30 of his game-high 43 points before the break. The Bucks had five other players finish in double figures on the evening, including 19 from Khris Middleton and 15 from Jrue Holiday. It was the first time the Bucks did not hit more than 20 three-pointers in the game, which Anetokounmpo credited in the postgame interviews for giving him more opportunities inside the paint against the Pistons. The Bucks shot 57 percent for the game and 32 assists on 49 made field goals. They also outrebounded the Pistons 49-31, who were without star player Blake Griffin so he could rest his recently surgically repaired right knee. Jerami Grant and Derrick Rose scored 24 points in the loss for the Pistons. 

 

The two teams will face each other in Milwaukee again on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip.

Boys' basketball preview: Sevastopol plays on

Sevastopol has the honor of playing the lone local high school basketball game on Monday evening.

 

The Pioneers had their game against Tigerton moved up to Monday evening from January 14th. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco saw their match-up against Little Chute get postponed until Saturday while Southern Door's game against Brillion is canceled. 

Girls' basketball preview: Gibraltar and Kewaunee play host

Gibraltar and Kewaunee get to play the role of hostess on Monday night to highlight the area's slate of girls' basketball games.

 

The Vikings look to continue its three-game winning streak when it hosts Peshtigo, while the Storm hopes to stay perfect in Packerland play when it plays at home against Oconto. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. for both games.

 

Two games originally scheduled for Monday will not be played. The Sevastopol/Algoma matchup has been canceled while Southern Door/Sturgeon Bay will be postponed until February 6th. 

Packers clinch bye with win over Bears

The Green Bay Packers will get a well-deserved week off after defeating the Chicago Bears on Sunday 35-16 at Soldier Field.

 

The first drive for both teams was long and methodical with the Bears capping theirs with a two-yard touchdown run by David Montgomery and the Packers finishing theirs with a three yard score to Robert Tonyan. Those two drives took up the entire first quarter and then some. The Bears would not reach the end zone again as Cairo Santos would kick two field goals in the second quarter and one in the third. The Packers meanwhile were able to punch it in during a decisive second quarter that saw Marques Valdes-Scantling haul in a 72-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers and Dominique Dafney catch another score from 13 yards out. Santos' leg would get the Bears to within five points, but the Packers added two touchdowns to seal the game for the Packers. Aaron Jones ran one touchdown in from four yards out and Rodgers threw his fourth score of the game to Davante Adams with under three minutes remaining. Rodgers threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns, which helped guide him to his best seasons for completion percentage (70.7 percent) and touchdowns (48) in a season. Adams also entered the record books with a franchise-best 115 catches after bringing in six catches for 46 yards. He also ended up tying Sharpe for the most touchdown passes caught by one receiver in Packers history with 18 and 145 yards shy of passing Jordy Nelson.

 

The Packers will now have to wait a week to find out who they will play. It could be the Bears, which snuck into the playoff thanks to the Los Angeles Rams beating the Arizona Cardinals. They will travel to New Orleans to face the second-seeded Saints.

Bucks host Pistons Monday night

The Milwaukee Bucks return to the court on Monday to face the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

 

The Bucks enter the contest as the league's highest scoring team at 124.5 points per game. That has been buoyed by their impressive shooting from behind the arc where they have shot close to 44 percent and have hit at least 20 three-pointers twice. That includes 22 three-pointers their last time out when they beat the Chicago Bulls 126-96.

 

The Pistons split a weekend set against the Boston Celtics, winning on Friday by three points and dropping Sunday's match-up by a pair. Friday's victory is the only win of the season for the Pistons, which has been led by Jerami Grant's 22.8 points per game. Blake Griffin and Josh Jackson each average just above 15 points per game.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Gamblers fall to Steel on the road

The Green Bay Gamblers continued their struggles south of the border on Saturday as they fell to the Chicago Steel on Saturday 6-4.

 

After a scoreless first period, the Steel got two quick goals in the second period from Mackie Samoskevich.  Cam Thiesing cut the lead in half two minutes later after he scored on the Jake Schmaltz assist. Scoring came fast and furious in the third period with the two teams combining to score seven goals. After trading goals in the opening minutes, the Gamblers would tie the game with two unanswered goals. Thiesing, Ryan Kirwan, and Jackson Kunz helped spur the comeback. The three goals all came within 100 seconds of each other. It was short-lived as Matt Coronato broke the tie with his second goal of the period before Erik Middendorf put the game away with an empty netter. Gamblers goalie Matt Davis made 32 saves on 37 shots in the loss.

 

The Gamblers come home next weekend for a pair of games against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.  The games will feature 7:05 p.m. puck drops and will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Phoenix teams get a pair of wins

For the first time this season, both Green Bay basketball teams walked off the court as winners on the same day.

 

In Youngstown, head coach Will Ryan got his first win as the Phoenix men's head coach as they beat the Penguins 79-69. P.J. Pipes willed his team to victory with a 30 point performance, which was a career-high for the senior guard. Amari Davis pitched in 13 points and Terrance Thompson added 11 points. Former Southern Door Eagle Ryan Claflin scored three points and collected three assists and two rebounds in the win.

 

In Oakland, the Phoenix women were lights out from the field as they beat the Golden Grizzlies 92-61. The Phoenix shot 56 percent from the field and had a 29-7 run in the first half that put the game out of reach early. Hailey Oskey scored 24 points in the contest while four other Phoenix players registered totals in the double digits. One of those players was former Luxemburg-Casco standout Cassie Schiltz, who scored 12 points.

 

Both teams will be at home next weekend with the men playing a pair of matinees against Oakland and the women meeting Detroit-Mercy for two morning games. 

Packers play Bears in season finale

The Green Bay Packers are playing for more than rivalry bragging rights on Sunday when they head south to play the Chicago Bears.

 

A win ensures the NFC playoffs run through Lambeau Field for as long as the Packers keep winning. They are already on a five-game winning streak which started with a 41-25 win against the Bears at the end of November. The Packers saw A.J. Dillon run over the Tennessee Titans in their 40-14 win last week.

 

The Bears can clinch a playoff birth with a win on Sunday. They blew past the Jacksonville Jaguars as they continued their multi-game winning streak. After starting the season 5-1, the Bears lost their next six in a row before winning their last three games. 

 

Both teams can still get what they want with a little help from other teams, but both teams control their own destiny with a win. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. at Soldier Field. 

Badgers/Nittany Lions postponed due to health concerns

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team will stay at home on Sunday after seeing their matchup against Penn State get postponed.

 

The athletic department announced via Twitter on Saturday that the postponement was mutually agreed upon by both teams due to health and safety concerns.  On a positive note, the Badgers will still practice on Monday ahead of Thursday's home game vs. Indiana. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

Southern Door, Kewaunee lead Packerland standings

Southern Door and Kewaunee fans have had lots to cheer about after the first full month of the winter season.

 

The two schools lead the wrestling standings with a small sample size behind it. The Eagles beat an undermanned Oconto team during the season's second weekend while the Storm recently topped the Clippineers.

 

In girls' basketball, the Storm has rebounded from a late start to the season because of COVID protocols to start the season 1-0, but it is the Eagles that lead the conference with a perfect 4-0 record.

 

In boys' basketball, a pair of buzzer-beaters have kept the Eagles flying at the top of the conference with a perfect 5-0 record. You can find the complete standings below as they were released earlier this week.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

STANDINGS

 

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                          5                     0    

Oconto                                       4                     1

Gibraltar                                     3                     1 

Kewaunee                                3                     1

Sevastopol                                0                     1

Sturgeon Bay                            0                     1

NEW Lutheran                         0                     3

Peshtigo                                    0                     3

Algoma                                      0                     4    

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

STANDINGS

 

 

SCHOOL                               WON              LOST                                                            

Southern Door                         4                      0

Gibraltar                                    3                      1

Kewaunee                               1                      0

Peshtigo                                   1                      0  

NEW Lutheran                        1                      2

Oconto                                      1                      3

Sturgeon Bay                           0                      2  

Algoma                                     0                      3

Sevastopol                               0                      0     

 

WRESTLING

STANDINGS

 

 

SCHOOL                                           WON              LOST             TIED

Kewaunee                                            1                     0                     0

Southern Door                                      1                     0                     0

Oconto                                                   0                     1                     0 

Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol                  0                     1                     0

Peshtigo                                                0                     0                     0    

Phoenix women track down first league win

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team earned its first Horizon League win of the season while it remains elusive for the men's squad.

 

In Oakland, the Phoenix needed an extra period to beat the Golden Grizzlies 78-76. Leading throughout the game, the Phoenix were outscored 24-13 in the fourth quarter en route to the overtime period. They would go on to hit four of their shots from the field and nearly hit all of their free throws to narrowly outscore the Golden Grizzlies in the final frame. Five Phoenix players scored in double figures, including 17 from Caitlyn Hibner.

 

In Youngstown, the Phoenix men fell short to the Penguins 84-77. The Phoenix were keeping pace with the Penguins until a run in the middle of the second half put the game out of reach. P.J. Pipes led all Phoenix players with 21 points while Amari Davis pitched in another 18 points. Naz Bohannon paced all scorers with 32 points  and 12 rebounds for the Penguins in the win.

 

It will be the same matchups on Sunday with the women playing at  noon and the men playing at 3 p.m.

Bucks torch Bulls

A 35 point second quarter for the Milwaukee Bucks put plenty of distance between them in the Chicago Bulls in their 126-96 win on Friday night.

 

Less than a week after setting a record for hitting 29 three-point shots, it hit 22 three-pointers against the Bulls coming off their first win of the season. Five Bucks players hit at least three three-pointers in the win. Leading the Bulls 27-21, the Bucks outscored their visitors 35-19 in the second quarter to put the game well out of reach. Giannis Anetokounmpo led all scorers with 29 points and tied for the team lead with 12 rebounds. Six other Bucks players scored in double figures. Zach Lavine led the Bulls with 16 points. The Bulls were down four players due to COVID-19 protocols. It was the 11th straight win for the Bucks over the Bulls, which is the second-longest winning streak in the rivalry's history.

 

The Bucks are next in action on Monday when they play Detroit.

Gamblers ride winning streak to Chicago

The Green Bay Gamblers hope the winning continues when they travel to Geneva, Ill. on Saturday to face the Chicago Steel.

 

The Gamblers are coming off a holiday sweep of the Team USA U-17 squad at the Resch Center, including a 5-4 overtime win on New Year's Eve thanks to yet another game-winning goal by defenseman Mason Lohrei. The Steel comes into the game a couple of weeks removed from their last weekend set as they split a pair with the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

 

The Steel have already taken two of the first three games between the two teams, though it was the Gamblers that took the last match-up by a score of 7-4. 

 

The puck drops on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. with first place on the line.

Kewaunee AT provides insight: life of an athletic trainer

Kewaunee High School head athletic trainer Brady Schrauth shared some insight on the life of an athletic trainer earlier this week. The Kewaunee athletic trainer has shared his sense of fulfillment in the athletic world and his journey to get where he is today. He says his career path and taking the time to help athletes through rehab, health sustainability and performance is rewarding.

 

 

Schrauth has persevered through the last year in the midst of a pandemic by empowering his athletes to safe and healthy lives on and off the playing grounds. 

 

 

Schrauth was unable to interact with his staff and athletes for an extended period of time but was able to adjust accordingly, he received his COVID-19 shot in the first rounds of distribution among the front line workers.

 

 

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