Sports Archives for 2021-02

Gamblers clipped by Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers ended their second straight series with Team USA with a split as they lost to the U-18 squad 3-2. 

 

Team USA jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period and held that lead until the opening minute of the third period when Camden Thiesing scored his 11th goal of the season to tie the game up. Team USA would score two goals within three minutes, including the eventual game-winner by Dylan Duke. Ryan Greene scored his eighth goal of the season for the Gamblers second tally.

 

The Gamblers will play one more this weekend when they play the Des Moines Buccanneers at 3:05 p.m. at the Resch Center. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Brewers open Cactus League play against White Sox

Spring officially arrives at 2:05 p.m. local time as the Milwaukee Brewers travel to Camelback Ranch to play the Chicago White Sox.

 

Eric Lauer will take the hill for the Brewers against the White Sox pitcher Mike Wright. Both pitchers are hoping to catch on with new teams as the two teams look to punch their tickets for the postseason for a second straight season. Christian Yelich will look to regain his MVP form after a rough 2020 season and Lorenzo Cain looks to find his 2019 form after opting out of the season at the halfway point. The White Sox enter 2021 as one of Vegas' favorite teams to have success this year after its young core started to emerge offensively in 2020 and made important additions to its pitching staff. 

 

The Brewers will play the next seven days straight before their next off day on Sunday, March 7th.

Bucks host Clippers in Sunday matinee

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to keep their offensive mojo rolling Sunday afternoon when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo has have been key during the four-game winning streak, averaging 35.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, and six assists a game. Jrue Holiday expects to be back after a long setback from COVID-19. 

 

The Clippers have split their last two games, winning Friday night 119-99 victory at Memphis,while dropping a contest against the Grizzlies 122-94.

 

Sunday's game tips off at 2:30 p.m.


State's college teams have rough 24 hours

Wisconsin and Marquette lost games while Green Bay lost players in a 24-hour time frame.

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In Madison, the Badgers lost to the Illinois Fighting Illini 74-69. The Badgers found themselves down 11 at the break thanks to shooting only 27 percent from the field. The Illini were without potential conference player of the year candidate Ayo Dosunmu. Kofi Cockburn tried his hand to fill the void as he led the Illini with 19 points. D'Mitrik Trice scored 29 points for the Badgers in the loss.

 

In Connecticut, the Golden Eagles found themselves down big against the UConn Huskies and could not close the gap as they lost 80-62. The Huskies shot almost 52 percent as James Bouknight and RJ Cole each scored over 20 points. Dawson Garcia scored 18 points for the Golden Eagles in the loss.

 

After losing on Thursday night in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, the Green Bay Phoenix lost several of its players to the transfer portal. Amari Davis, Josh Jefferson, Jacob Jones, and Damontae Taylor will all seek new teams next season.

Gamblers win wild one over Team USA in shootout

Two frantic periods and a long shootout later, the Green Bay Gamblers beat the Team USA U-18 squad 6-5 in front of over 2000 fans at the Resch Center Friday night.

 

Owen Murray scored halfway through the first period to spot the Gamblers a 1-0 lead. The two squads would combine for five total goals with Mason Lohrei, Ryan Greene, and Victor Mancini, finding the back of the net for the Gamblers. Mason Lohrei would score again in the third period, but Team USA would put up three goals including Dylan Duke's goal with less than two minutes remaining to force overtime. After a scoreless overtime, both teams went eight rounds in the shootout. Mason Lohrei was able to match Luke Hughes early on, but it was Kyler Grundy's tally in round eight that gave the Gamblers the victory.  

 

The two teams will meet again Saturday night for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. 

DC United swims at Ashwaubenon Saturday

The DC United girls' swimming team will travel to Ashwaubenon for their second meet of the year on Saturday.

 

In their last meet, DC United earned a 113 to 63 victory over Pulaski at the Door County YMCA last Thursday. The team finished in first place in nine of the eleven varsity events including both the 200-medley relay and 200 free relay. Sanya Wienke finished first in the 100 freestyle. Ella Wienke has a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke and a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle. Brooke Strege came in second in the 500 freestyle.

 

DC United will swim against De Pere and host Ashwaubenon when the meet begins at 1:30 p.m.

Green Bay Voyageurs FC release 2021 USL League Two schedule

The Green Bay Voyageurs are planning to return to the pitch in 2021.

 

The USL League Two squad announced their initial schedule on Thursday. Games will be played at Capital Credit Union Park as the Voyageurs will play their fellow Heartland Division foes in their sophomore campaign. The schedule is below:

 

May 15, 7:30 - at Des Moines Menace
May 22, 7:00 - vs Peoria City
May 28, 7:00 - vs Des Moines Menace
May 29, 7:00 - vs Saint Louis FC
June 2, 7:00 - at Chicago FC United
June 4, 7:00 - vs Chicago FC United
June 12, 7:00 - vs FC Wichita
June 15, 7:00 - at Chicago FC United
June 18, N/A - at Peoria City
June 19, N/A - at Saint Louis FC
June 24, N/A - at Kaw Valley FC
June 25, N/A - at FC Wichita
July 4, 4:00 - vs Peoria City
July 10, 7:00 - vs Kaw Valley FC 

Door County Marathon delayed until October 30th

Runners will have to wait until October 30th to race competitively through Peninsula State Park this fall.

 

The organizers announced on Thursday that uncertainty around the pandemic forced them to push their traditional May start to an October date. In a statement from race director Brian Fitzgerald, he said they are "unable to obtain the necessary permits, confidently plan to be able to recruit staff and volunteers, and make the investments necessary to stage this event in Peninsula State Park.” 

 

Despite the delay, race organizers are confident they can stage the race on October 30th. Runners already signed up for the 2021 half marathon and 5K do not have to do anything if they can run at the fall date. Otherwise, they can defer their entry to 2022 or they can transfer their entry to another runner for free. The full statement can be found below.

 

 

Bucks topple Pelicans

The Milwaukee Bucks won for the fourth consecutive time Thursday night with a 129-125 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday night.  The dynamic duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 69 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead the Bucks.  Donte DiVencenzo added 24 points as the Bucks continue to roll during their current homestand at Fiserv Forum. 

 

Zion Williamson scored 34 for the Pelicans while Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball added 23 and 20 points, respectively.

 

  The Bucks (20-13) will now have a couple nights off before hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (23-11) Sunday night.      

Gamblers host Team USA on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will continue their busy string of games this Friday night when they host the U-18 squad of Team USA at the Resch Center.

 

The two teams just battled each other earlier this weekend in Michigan with each taking one game. The Gamblers registered a come-from-behind win in game one 3-2 before being snake bit by the power play in a 4-1 loss on Monday. Jake Schmaltz and Mason Lohrei remain in the top 10 in scoring with 37 points apiece.

 

Friday is the first of three home games on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Tobin Meyer will have the call with the puck dropped at 7:05 p.m.

 

You can listen to a preview of the weekend with Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch on the NEW Radio Sports Network podcast page.

Green Bay falls to IPFW in double overtime

The third time was the charm for the IPFW Mastodons as the Green Bay Phoenix saw their season come to a heartbreaking close in an 89-84 loss at the Kress Center.

 

The Mastodons and the Phoenix saw the lead change hands several times during the contest before the Mastodons took a three-point lead into the break. The Phoenix would take the lead late in the second half but could not hold on to it as the Mastodons were able to force an extra period not once but twice. The Mastodons would score the final five points in the second overtime to advance in the Horizon League Tournament while the Phoenix will stay at home. 

 

In what could have been his final game as a member of the Phoenix, PJ Pipes scored 27 points while Emmanuel Ansong and Amari Davis each added 18. Jalon Pipkins led a quartet of Mastodons in double figures with 21 points.

Kewaunee football prepares for life on the road this spring

The Kewaunee football team is preparing for its football season knowing full well it will not play in front of its home fans this season.

 

After having its fall season derailed because of COVID-19, the athletics department was forced to move all of its fall sports to the alternative spring season, which will begin practices in earnest next week. The desire to preserve its field also forced athletic director Brian Rabas to schedule all road games at fields with turf surfaces. An April 9th game against Notre Dame Academy is the only game within an hour's drive and the majority of contests are pushing two-hour road trips. Head coach Randy Charles says this unique season is all about giving the kids a chance.

The Storm will open the season against Black River Falls in their first of two games at Amherst High School on March 27th. The rest of the schedule and our interview with head coach Randy Charles can be found at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

Bucks to host Pelicans

The Milwaukee Bucks appear to be breaking out of their mid-winter slump as they head towards their Thursday night matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

After losing five straight, the Bucks have now won their last three games by almost 18 points per contest, including their last victory against the slumping Timberwolves on Tuesday. The Pelicans arrive for Thursday's game as a group of comeback kids. They overcame a 20-plus point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics on Sunday and were down big in the third quarter before prevailing against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. The Pelicans won Round 1 earlier this season 131-126. It was a laugher early, but the Bucks almost came back from 29 down at one point to steal the game from the Pelicans. The Bucks will be missing a big contributor from that game as Jrue Holiday as he battles back from his time on the COVID-19 list.

 

The game will tip off at 8:30 p.m.

College basketball round-up: Marquette wins, Green Bay hosts opener

The stretch run begins for the Green Bay Phoenix as other college programs continue to find games ahead of their conference tournaments.

 

Marquette's last-minute scheduling of North Carolina paid dividends as they picked up the 83-70 win in the Tar Heel State. Hot-shooting gave the Golden Eagles a 45-29 lead into the break. Dawson Garcia led the Golden Eagles with 24 points while DJ Carton and Greg Elliott also reached double figures. Garrison Brooks registered 18 points for the Tar Heels in the loss. 

 

The Green Bay Phoenix men will open their Horizon League Tournament run with a home game against the conference's newest member IPFW. The Phoenix swept a pair of games from the Mastodons earlier this season by scores of 77-59 and 87-72.  Josh Jefferson scored in double figures in both games. The game tips off at 7 p.m. with a chance to play in Tuesday's quarterfinals on the line.

Luxemburg-Casco preparing for Xavier in sectional semi-final

The # 4 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans are looking to keep their amazing tournament run alive on Thursday with a Division 2 sectional semi-final game in Appleton against the #1 seeded Xavier Hawks.  The Spartans are coming off two impressive road victories in claiming their first regional championship since 2005.  Coach Tyler Thrune told his team after last Saturday’s 75-50 win over Denmark that they can compete against anyone.

 

 

 

The Spartans would face another road challenge in the sectional final on Saturday against either #2 seeded Ashwaubenon or #3 Seymour if they prevail on Thursday night against Xavier.  Thursday’s game will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM beginning at 6:30 pm with the pregame show with the start time set for 7 pm.  The game will also be streamed on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Packer running back garnering interest before free agency

As NFL teams gear up for the free agency market in March, Green Bay Packer Aaron Jones is getting a lot of attention from other teams.  The New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins are reportedly emerging as possible suitors for the All-Pro running back.  The Packers are facing a tough situation in resigning Jones since they are well over the salary cap.  Jones is coming off the rookie contract that paid him $2.6 million on his four-year deal.  The Packers could option to offer Jones the $11 million franchise tag to keep for one more year.  Free Agency begins on March 17.   

Bucks dominateTimberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks won their third game in a row Tuesday defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 139-112 at Fiserv Forum.  The Bucks went on a late 15-2 run in the second quarter and never were seriously challenged by the T-Wolves. 

 

After Minnesota took a 48-47 lead, the Bucks finished the half on a 32-14 run and coasted into halftime with a 79-62 lead. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his strong play finishing with 37 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.  Seven Bucks finished in double figures with Bryn Forbes scoring 23 points off the bench. 

 

Karl Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley led Minnesota with 26 points each. 

 

The Bucks (19-13) will now continue their homestand with a Friday night game against the New Orleans Pelicans at 8:30 pm.

Brewers may add Bradley to outfield mix

The Milwaukee Brewers signed pitcher Brett Anderson on Monday and are reportedly interested in bringing veteran outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. into camp.  The former Gold Glover in 2018 is a free agent and would add depth to an already set outfield of Lorenzo Cain, Avisail Garcia, and Christian Yelich.  The 30-year-old Bradley played for the Boston Red Sox and hit .239 over an eight-year span and has several teams showing interest in signing him.  

Penalties doom Gamblers' efforts against Team USA

Team USA turned seven penalties into two power-play goals as the Green Bay Gamblers dropped their final road game 4-1.

 

Team USA jumped out to a 1-0 lead after capitalizing on a first-period penalty made by the Gamblers' Xan Gurney. Sasha Pastujov took advantage of a 5-3 opportunity to put Team USA up 2-0. It was 3-0 when the Gamblers' Jack Schmaltz scored his own power-play goal with assists from Mason Lohrei and Jesse Tucker. Ty Murchison closed out the game with a goal eight minutes into the third period.

 

The Gamblers will have a few days to rest before hosting the Team USA U-18 team on Friday and Saturday before welcoming the Des Moines Buccanneers on Sunday. All three of those games will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Severin, Norton, and Daoust receive top Packerland honors

Kewaunee's Jack Severin and Southern Door's Nicole Norton and Alex Daoust received top Packerland Conference honors the league announced on Monday.

 

Southern Door led all schools with 15 All-Conference selections across boys' basketball, girls' basketball, and wrestling. 

 

Daoust was the only unanimous selection to the All-Packerland Conference boys' basketball team while Norton, Sevastopol's Zoe Kuehn, and Kewaunee's Claire Kohnle were unanimous selections on the girls' squad. The wrestling all-conference team, highlighted by state champion Severin and state runner-up and Southern Door's Grant Englebert, is decided by Packerland records.

 

Pictures courtesy of Kewaunee PR Committee and Southern Door School District

 

2020-21 GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

1ST TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR             

Lianna Baxter                          Oconto                                    Junior              Unanimous

Claire Kohnle                          Kewaunee                   Senior              Unanimous

Sage Krause                           Gibraltar                      Senior

Zoe Rose Kuehn                     Sevastopol                  Senior              Unanimous

Sydney Lund                           Peshtigo                      Junior              Unanimous

Nicole Norton                          Southern Door                        Senior              Unanimous

 

2ND TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR             

Karlee Kita                              Gibraltar                      Senior

Josie Nelson                           NEW Lutheran            Senior

Bailey Scholz                          NEW Lutheran            Senior

Hailey Shimon                                    Southern Door                        Senior

Mykenzi Uhlers                       Kewaunee                   Junior

Hanna Wiese                          Algoma                        Senior

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR             

Toni Bortolini                           Kewaunee                   Junior

Cierra Brann                           Kewaunee                   Senior

Stephanie Frappy                   NEW Lutheran            Senior

Natalee Jandrin                       Southern Door                        Senior

Hannah Moe                           Oconto                                    Junior

Bailey Rikkola                         Sevastopol                  Sophomore

Taylor Schleis                         Kewaunee                   Junior

Grace Wickman                     Peshtigo                      Senior

Carley Wodack                       Sturgeon Bay              Senior

 

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                    YEAR

Nicole Norton                          Southern Door                        Senior

 

 

2020-21 WRESTLING ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

1ST TEAM

106 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Spencer Slezewski                 Southern Door                                    Freshman

 

113 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Matt Wery                               Kewaunee                               Sophomore

 

120 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Reese Yunke                          Peshtigo                                  Freshman

 

126 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Brenden Conn                         Peshtigo                                  Freshman

 

132 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Ben DeNamur                         Sturgeon Bay - Sevastopol     Senior

 

138 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Griffin Slezewski                     Southern Door                                    Senior

 

145 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Jack Severin                           Kewaunee                               Senior

 

152 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Kyle Conard                            Southern Door                                    Senior

 

160 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Logan Steinhorst                     Kewaunee                               Junior

 

170 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Grant Englebert                      Southern Door                                    Senior

 

182 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Brad Skippon                          Southern Door                                    Senior

 

195 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Connor Thomas                      Peshtigo                                  Freshman

 

220 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Riley Phillips                            Southern Door                                    Junior

 

285 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Brodie Overbeck                    Southern Door                                    Junior

 

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                                YEAR              WEIGHT CLASS

Jack Severin                           Kewaunee                               Senior                          145

 

 

2020-21 BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

 

1ST TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR

Marshal Bukowski                  NEW Lutheran                        Senior

Alex Daoust                            Southern Door            Senior              Unanimous

Ben Heim                                Kewaunee                   Junior

Sam Lindenberg                     Gibraltar                      Junior

Josh Woller                             Oconto                        Senior

Carter Zimmerman                 Algoma                        Junior

 

                                                                                          2ND TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR             

Anthony Jennerjohn                Sturgeon Bay              Senior

Landon Lemke                        Peshtigo                      Junior

Caleb Moe                              Oconto                        Senior

Alex Rohr                                Kewaunee                   Senior

Jack Schmelzer                      Sturgeon Bay              Senior

Luke Steebs                            Gibraltar                      Senior

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME                                    SCHOOL                    YEAR 

Nick Baudhuin                                    Southern Door                        Senior

Adam Bauman                        Peshtigo                      Senior

Cole Dvorak                            Sevastopol                  Senior

Nate Everard                          Southern Door                        Senior

Anthony Jerabek                    Kewaunee                   Junior

Spencer Krause                      Gibraltar                      Senior

Tristian Lynch                         NEW Lutheran            Sophomore

Marcus Marchant                   Southern Door                        Senior

Elijah Meerstein                      NEW Lutheran            Sophomore

Sawyer Pribek                                    Kewaunee                   Sophomore

Devin Schinktgen                   Southern Door                        Senior

Will Sherman                          Oconto                        Senior

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                    YEAR

Alex Daoust                            Southern Door            Senior

 

Bucks host Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks hope their winning ways continue when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

 

The Bucks have won their last two games after suffering five straight losses. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 128-115 in their last win on Sunday over a struggling Sacramento Kings team.  It may be more of the same when they face the Timberwolves, who have been star-crossed when it comes to COVID-19 on their way to a 7-24 record. Trying to figure out the Bucks will be a tall task for new head coach Chris Finch, who replaced Ryan Saunders officially on Monday.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m. 

Brewers host first full-squad workout

American Family Fields of Phoenix will be especially busy Tuesday as the Milwaukee Brewers host their first full-squad workout of 2021.

 

Some players have been in Arizona even before pitchers and catchers reported last week. Spring training will look a little different this year as the players will have COVID-19 protocols in place again this season. Fans will also not be allowed to attend workouts, but most Cactus League facilities will allow at least 25 percent capacity when games start this weekend. The Brewers will have their Cactus League opener at Camelback Ranch on February 28th when they face the Chicago White Sox. The team will have to wait until March 2nd  for their first Cactus League home game against the Oakland A’s.

L-C Notebook: Spartans boys get seeded

Luxemburg-Casco's boys' basketball, middle school wrestling, and dance team all had busy weekends.

 

After toppling Plymouth and Denmark on consecutive nights, the boys' basketball team learned it would be heading to Xavier for its sectional semifinal game on Thursday. The game will be played at 7 p.m. and will air on 96.7 WBDK.

 

The middle school wrestling team won its second straight team state wrestling championship on Saturday. They beat Antigo 57-10, Prairie du Chien 45-21, Freedom 33-28, and wrapped up beating Pardeeville 35-33 in the championship match.

 

The dance team took third place in the D3 Pom Division in the Saber Showdown held in Franklin on Saturday. 

Packers say goodbye to Wagner, Kirksey

The Green Bay Packers said goodbye to two veteran players over the weekend.

 

According to Packers.com, the team released LB Christian Kirksey and T Rick Wagner on Friday after short stints on the roster. 

 

Kirksey started all 11 regular-season games he appeared in and collected 78 tackles. Wagner appeared in 16 regular-season games for the Packers with nine starts.

Gamblers win round one against Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers will go for a road trip sweep in Michigan Monday night after beating Team USA U-18 Sunday afternoon 3-2.

 

The Gamblers had to make the most of their chances as they were limited to just 24 shots on goal in 60 minutes of play, including just eight after the first period. Nate Hanley and Ryan Kirwan put the Gamblers up 2-0 at the midway point of the first period before Team USA would score two straight goals to tie the game up. Jake Schmaltz broke the tie with just over three minutes remaining in the second period for what ended up being the final tally of the game. Matt Davis made 32 saves on 34 shots in the win.

 

The two teams will play their second game of a four-game home and home series Monday night against Team USA on Monday at 6:05 p.m.

 

PAT MIKESCH ON TEAM USA (YOU CAN HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEW AT NEWRADIOSPORTSNETWORK.COM)

 

Bucks dethrone Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks have won two in a row after beating the Sacramento Kings on Sunday 128-115.

 

The Bucks took advantage of one of the league's worst defenses to find their shooting prowess again, knocking down 11 of 28 three-pointers and shot close to 50 percent from the field. After playing a close first quarter, the Bucks put some distance between them and the Kings as they outscored them. 41-32 in the second stanza.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points and grabbed 18 rebounds while Khris Middleton add 32 points and 8 rebounds. Antetokounmpo did a lot of his work from the free throw line as he tried to slash through the lane. He was 19 of 24 from the charity stripe. All five Kings players reached double figures, but it was Tyrese Haliburton leading Sacramento in scoring with 23 points coming off the bench. 

Badgers cruise past 'Cats

The Wisconsin Badgers did not struggle much in its 68-51 win over Northwestern on Sunday.

 

It started to be maybe one of those nights at the Welsh-Ryan Arena when the Badgers struggled from the field and the Wildcats showed they might be better than their 12-game losing streak might indicate. The Badgers were able to find their stroke late in the first half to enter the locker room with a 10-point lead. The Wildcats would get farther behind in the second half as the Badgers would extend the lead to over 20 points before settling on a 17 point win at the end. 

 

Five different Badgers finished in double figures on the night, led by 19 points from Micah Potter. Boo Buie scored 19 for the Wildcats, but no other Northwestern player scored more than seven points in the loss. 

Gamblers to face Team USA in make-ups

The Green Bay Gamblers will get their first look at the U-18 Team USA squad on Sunday when they play their first of two make-up games.

 

The Gamblers have won four straight games since their sweep by Chicago two weekends ago, including a 4-3 overtime win against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday night. The U-18s beat Chicago on Friday after splitting a pair of game against Arizona State earlier in the month.

 

The Gamblers and the U-18s of Team USA will drop the puck in Michigan beginning at 3 p.m.

Phoenix sweep Saturday slate

Both the men and the women's Green Bay Phoenix basketball squads collected victories on the final day of the regular season.

 

In Dayton, the Phoenix women won their matinee matchup against Wright State 61-56.  It was their sixth straight victory thanks to 20 points from Caitlyn Hibner and 10 points from Meghan Pingel. Former Luxemburg-Casco standout Cassie Schiltz scored 7 in the contest. The sweep of Wright State did nothing to improve their seed in the Horizon League Tournament. They will be the three seed and will host the highest remaining seed from the tournament's first round.

 

The Phoenix men were able to nab a home game in the Horizon League Tournament thanks to a 69-59 win over UIC. Amari Davis scored 20 points, Emmanuel Ansong registered 19 points, and PJ Pipes registered 18 points in the victory. The Phoenix will host IPFW at the Kress Center on February 25th.

DC United dominates first swim meet

The Door County United Swim Team got off to a fast start in its first meet of the year earlier this week.

 

They earned the 113 to 63 victory over Pulaski at the Door County YMCA on Thursday night. The team finished in first place in nine of the eleven varsity events including both the 200-medley relay and 200 free relay.

 

Sanya Wienke finished first in the 100 freestyle. Ella Wienke has a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke and a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle. Brooke Strege came in second in the 500 freestyle. Door County United will face DePere and Ashwaubenon in Ashwaubenon next Saturday.

Phoenix teams split Friday night games

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams split their Friday slate ahead of their final regular-season games on Saturday.

 

In a matinee in Dayton, the Phoenix women nearly saw a 15 point lead evaporate into nothing before holding onto beat Wright State 66-62. Caitlyn Hibner scored 19 points while fellow senior Lyndsey Robson added 17 points. A win on Saturday at 1 p.m. could send the Phoenix to the top seed of the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.

 

In the nightcap against Chicago, the Phoenix men did see their slim lead disappear as they lost to UIC 61-58. Only four Phoenix players scored in the contest led by PJ Pipes' 17 points. Amari Davis and Josh Jefferson also reached double figures in the loss. They will also play again at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

Gamblers earn comeback win in overtime

Jake Schmaltz's 11th goal of the year sent the Green Bay Gamblers east to Michigan on a winning note with a 4-3 overtime victory against Dubuque.

 

After a scoreless first period, the two teams jumped out to a two-goal lead with Ryan Kirwan and Jesse Tucker registering single tallies. After the Fighting Saints scored three straight goals to take the lead, Jackson Kunz scored in the final minutes to send the game into overtime. Schmaltz ended the game inside of the extra period's first 30 seconds.

 

The Gamblers will travel to Michigan to play two games against Team USA on Sunday and Monday.

Boys' basketball round-up: L-C, Southern Door advances

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans and the Southern Door Eagles will play in their respective regional finals on Saturday after big semifinal wins Friday night.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco cruised to a 75-50 win over Plymouth in the WIAA Division 2 Playoffs. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call for the regional final on 96.7 WBDK when the Spartans travel to NEC rival Denmark for a 7 p.m. tip.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door rode a second-half comeback to stun Valders 67-65 on the road in WIAA Division 3 playoff action. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call of the regional final from Brillion Saturday night for the 7 p.m. tip.

 

Brillion eliminated the chance of an all-Packerland final as they defeated Kewaunee. 66-38. 

 

On  105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar struggled from the field but still played a close game in a 57-48 loss to Manitowoc Lutheran.

Timber Rattlers announce 2021 schedule

After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are welcoming their fans back home.

 

Now the High-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Timber Rattlers will play 60 home games at Neuroscience Field at Fox Cities Stadium beginning on May 4th when they play the Beloit Snappers. According to a release from the team, highlights include a home series with South Bend, the affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, from July 20 through July 25 and two home series with Peoria, the affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, in June – June 1 through 6 and June 22 through 27.  They will also play 60 road games. The schedule will look different this season with 20 less games, no playoffs or All-Star game, and it will not be divided into two halves. 

 

The full season schedule can be found here

Boys' basketball preview: Three games on NEW Radio Sports Network

Four local teams will battle Friday night for a chance at a regional championship in WIAA Boys Basketball action.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco will open its WIAA Tournament play in Division 2 when it travels south to Plymouth.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM,  Southern Door looks to keep their season alive in the Division 3 tournament when they travel to Valders. Also competing in Division 3, Kewaunee hits the road as well to face Brillion.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar will make the long trip to face Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

All games begin at 7 p.m. with the radio broadcasts beginning at 6:30 p.m. with their pregame shows. The games will also be available streaming at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

In other boys' basketball action, Algoma nipped Sevastopol 58-56.

Gamblers start long stretch at Dubuque

The Green Bay Gamblers will start one of their busiest stretches of the season thus far when they play at the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday.

 

The Gamblers will play six games in 10 days beginning on Friday night. They will have a day off to travel to Michigan where they will make up two games against Team USA before welcoming them and the Des Moines Buccaneers to the Resch Center next weekend. Head coach Pat Mikesch says it is a long stretch but believes his team is up to the challenge.

The Fighting Saints have struggled to stay on the ice because of COVID-19 protocols, but Mikesch says they made improvements to slowly become one of the better teams in their division right now.

The puck drops between the Gamblers and the Fighting Saints at 7:05 p.m.

Phoenix finish regular season on the road

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams will see their regular season come to a close this weekend away from the Kress Center.

 

The Phoenix will head to Chicago for a pair of 7 p.m. tips against the UIC Flames. The Phoenix split their pair of homecoming weekend matchups against Northern Kentucky. Manny Ansong had his coming out party against the Norse, scoring a season-high 24 points. The Flames come back home trying to snap a seven-game losing streak, including a pair of losses last weekend against IUPUI.

 

The Phoenix women head further east when they battle at Wright State for a pair of 1 p.m. starts. The Phoenix have won 10 of their 12 games in 2021, including a sweep last weekend of UIC. The Raiders come into the matchup winners of their last six games as they hold the top spot in the Horizon League. A weekend sweep could give the Phoenix a chance at a regular season conference championship.

Booyah become G.O.A.T.S. on Sundays

Much like a certain Door County radio station, the Green Bay Booyah are honoring the greatest of all time on Sundays.

 

The Green Bay Booyah announced on Thursday they are changing the team name for each of their four Sunday home games in 2021 to the Green Bay G.O.A.T.S. The name change is to pay homage to their neighbors just a few blocks away at Lambeau Field.

 

In addition to new uniforms for those special games, The numbers on the jerseys pay tribute to some of the most legendary athletes to call Green Bay home. 

 

State champions reflect on wrestling season

All of the local wrestlers that competed in last weekend's state tournaments came home with hardware, but only Kewaunee's Jack Severin and Luxemburg-Casco's Easton Worachek came home with brackets to hang.

 

Both wrestlers competed at last year's state tournament at the Kohl Center only to see this year's event get split between three different locations for each division. Wrestling at 106 pounds, Worachek won his first state championship at Adams-Friendship High School. With all the different protocols in place this season due to COVID-19, he was just happy they had a season.

Severin won his second state championship at Wausau West High School at 132 pounds. The experience was certainly different with a fraction of the people in the stands from the year before. That does not mean he was lacking extra motivation.

We have more with Worachek and Severin by clicking the links at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Other wrestlers to place at last week's state tournament include Kewaunee's Mitchell Thompson, Southern Door's Grant Englebert, and Luxemburg-Casco's Max Ronsman and Travis LeGrave.

 

Pictures courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Wrestling and Kewaunee PR Committee

Blizzard, IFL delays season

You will have to wait just a little bit longer to see the Green Bay Blizzard take the field at the Resch Center in 2021.

 

The Indoor Football League, which includes the Blizzard among its member teams, announced on Wednesday its plans to push back the 2021 IFL Kickoff Weekend to the weekend of May 14, 2021. With a league that stretches across the entire country affected by COVID-19 in different ways, league commissioner Todd Tryon said in a release that the decision was in the best interest of its member teams to ensure their success in 2021. 

 

The Blizzard will now kick off their "do-over season" on April 23rd at the Resch Center against the Bismarck Bucks for a preseason matchup. The two teams will meet up again for the start of the regular season in Bismarck on May 15th.
 

Bucks look to snap streak against Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks hope a second crack at the Toronto Raptors will lead to a win Thursday night at the Fiserv Forum.

 

The Raptors won their matchup earlier this week 124-113 thanks to  33 points from Fred VanVleet and 23 from Pascal Siakam. According to Bucks.com, Kyle Lowry may be out of the lineup after scoring 18 points on Tuesday against the Bucks due to a sprained ankle. 

 

The Bucks will welcome back Jrue Holiday after he missed five games due to COVID-19 protocols. Giannis Antetokounmpo was able to get 34 points, but the Raptors were able to limit Khris Middleton (11 points) and Brook Lopez (nine points) to send the Bucks to their fourth straight loss.

 

The game tips off at the Fiserv Forum in front of a possible 500 fans at 6:30 p.m.

Door County snowmobile trails update

The Snowmobile trails in Door County opened Wednesday under poor conditions, but the Southwest Zone is closed.  The area that is west of County Road M and west of the south half of the Ahnapee State Trail to the Door/Kewaunee County line is closed.  Snowmobilers should use caution when riding on plowed fields. Door County asks that private and public property be respected when trails are closed. 

Boys playoff basketball recap:  Southern Door, Gibraltar, and Kewaunee wins

NEW Radio Sports Network broadcasted two first-round playoff games last night.  

 

On 102.1 More FM, the Southern Door Eagles prevailed over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 43-32 in Brussels in Division 3. 

 

On 105.1 The Goat, the Gibraltar Vikings cruised past the Algoma Wolves 70-46 in Division 4 regional action.

 

In Division 3 playoffs, the Kewaunee Storm upended the Chilton Tigers 68-58.

The Sevastopol Pioneer’s season ended Tuesday night with an 84-34 road loss to #1 seeded Mishicot. 

Brewers adding more depth as training camp opens

With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers in Arizona on Wednesday, the Brew Crew is looking to bring back a couple of familiar faces.  According to The Athletic, the Brewers reportedly signed left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson on Tuesday and are seriously considering bringing back Travis Shaw on a minor-league deal. Shaw tweeted on Tuesday that he is “looking forward to coming back and competing for the spot at third base.”

Marquette travels to Butler in Big East

The Marquette Golden Eagles look will take on the Butler Bulldogs in a Big East matchup Wednesday evening at the famed Hinkle Fieldhouse.  Marquette (5-10, 9-12 overall) have been struggling and look to right the ship against a Butler team that is currently just ahead of the Golden Eagles in the Big East with a 6-9 record.  Tip-off for the game is set for 5:30 pm as Marquette will then have a 10-day break before playing again at UConn on February 27. 

Bucks lose to Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks dropped their fourth consecutive game Tuesday night with a 124-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors.  Outscoring the Bucks 60 to 49 in the second half, the Raptors pulled away late as the Bucks could not stop either Fred VanVleet or Pascal Siakam in the stretch run.  VanVleet scored 33 while Siakam added 23 to lead the Raptors.  Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 for the Bucks who now will play the second game of the back-to-back contests against the Raptors on Thursday night at the Fiserv Forum.

Boys' basketball preview: Playoffs begin on the NEW Radio Sports Network

NEW Radio Sports Network will broadcast three games Monday night as the WIAA Boys' Basketball playoffs kick-off.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Packerland Conference champion Southern Door will host Sturgeon Bay. Brady Tooley and Reece Robillard will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show. Also playing in Division 3, Kewaunee will host Chilton.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar is set to battle Algoma at home. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show. Sevastopol heads to Mishicot to open its WIAA Division 4 Playoffs.

 

All playoff games begin at 7 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will open their Division 2 playoff run on Friday against Plymouth on the road. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will carry the game's action on 96.7 WBDK. 

Alexander's wins broomball championship

A familiar champion was crowned at Teresa K Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay this weekend.

 

Alexander's beat Johnson’s Park 4-2 Sunday in the Hilander Cup championship game. Both teams had byes to the semifinal round where Alexander's toppled CHOP and Johnson's Park cruised past JJ's. It was a rematch of last year's bout that also saw Alexander's hoist the cup.

 

Picture courtesy of Northern Door Broomball League and Teresa K Hilander Community Ice Rink

 

 

Brewers add outfielder ahead of camp

The Milwaukee Brewers added outfielder Derek Fisher on Monday, just days before spring training starts in Arizona on Wednesday. 

 

Fisher has received Major League playing time with the Astros (2017-19) and the Blue Jays (2019-20) over the last four seasons. His hitting splits are not eye-catching (.194/.286/.376 in 458 big league plate appearances), but he offers flexibility in the field. He has made starts at all three outfield positions. 

 

He'll have approximately seven weeks to make his case for Milwaukee when spring training opens this week. 

Fans hope to snap Bucks' streak

The first win for the Milwaukee Bucks in over a week could coincide with the first time they've played in front of their home fans in close to a year.

 

The Bucks host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night as they try to snap their first three-game losing streak of the season after falling to Oklahoma City 114-109 on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo did his part, registering 24 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists against the Thunder. The Raptors have not been playing well either as they play this season away from Canada due to COVID-19 protocols. At 12-15 on the season, the Raptors are mired in their own losing streak, including their most recent loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-112 at their temporary home in Tampa.

 

The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. with approximately 500 friends, family, and season ticket holders in place. The hope is, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, they will be able to build up to 10 percent capacity by Sunday. That would put 1,800 Bucks fans in the building with another increase slated for four weeks after Sunday.

L-C Dance takes second at Hortonville

The first in-person competition for the Luxemburg-Casco dance team garnered some hardware in Hortonville over the weekend.

 

Over 30 teams competed in the invitational, six of which competed in the Division 3 Pom category with the Spartanettes. The team took second place in the division in between first place Waupaca and third place Tomah. 

 

 

Rattlers, Brewers partner up

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will be a part of the Milwaukee Brewers system for the next 10 years under a new agreement signed by the teams last week.

 

The Timber Rattlers have been a Brewers affiliate since 2009, but they have previously been the team's low-A partner and had to renew that agreement every four years. The two sides are now locked into a 10-year agreement and the Timber Rattlers will now host the organization's high A prospects. 

 

Now it is up to Major League Baseball to decide how this season will look for its minor league teams after restructuring the entire system in the offseason. The 2021 schedule is expected to be release in the near future.

Badgers let lead slip against Michigan

The Wisconsin Badgers saw their 12-point halftime lead vanish against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, losing the game 67-59. 

 

The Wolverines spent the first 20 minutes shaking off the rust from its month-long layoff due to COVID-19 protocols. They ended up chipping away at the lead for most of the second half until they finally broke through against the Badgers with 7:45. The Badgers only scored six points from that point on, the Wolverines took the lead with less than three minutes remaining while also scoring the game's final eight points.

 

D'Mtrik Trice scored 16 points for the Badgers with Aleem Ford chipping in 15 points and Jonathan Davis adding another 11. Isaiah Livers scored a game-high 20 points for the Wolverines.

Marquette falls to Seton Hall

Marquette could never close a six-point deficit as it fell to Seton Hall on the road on Sunday 57-51.

 

The Golden Eagles struggled from the field, making only 18 of its 60 shots including only three of its 25 shots from behind the arc. The Golden Eagles would get to within two in the final minutes of the game, but the Pirates were able to get key shots and free throws to clinch the victory. 

 

The Golden Eagles were led in scoring by DJ Carton and his 16 points as two other players also reached double figures. Jared Rhoden poured in 20 points for the Pirates. The Golden Eagles have now lost 6 of their last seven games.  

Wrestling round-up: Severin, Worachek win titles

Local wrestlers brought home plenty of hardware on Saturday at their respective state wrestling tournaments.

 

In Adams-Friendship, all three Luxemburg-Casco wrestlers reached the podium with Easton Worachek winning the title at 106 pounds. Max Ronsman took second and Travis LeGrave took sixth.

 

At Wausau West, Kewaunee's Jack Severin won his second straight state championship while his teammate Mitchell Thompson took fourth. Southern Door's Grant Englebert ended his senior season with a second-place finish.

 

Find full results at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com by clicking the links above.

 

Picture courtesy of Kewaunee PR Committee 

Gamblers win rubber match against Muskegon

The Green Bay Gamblers scored four unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 win over the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

 

The Gamblers and the Lumberjacks would trade goals in the first period with Ryan Greene getting his team on the board with his sixth goal of the season. The Lumberjacks would make it 3-1 before the Gamblers rattled off four straight goals. Jackson Kunz registered two goals while Jake Schmaltz and Nate Hanley got the other tallies.

Phoenix split senior day games

The Green Bay Phoenix split their pair of senior day matchups at the Kress Center on Saturday.

 

In the matinee, the Phoenix women outscored the UIC Flames 21-10 in the final period to win the game 70-45. In their final games at the Kress Center this regular season, senior Lyndsey Robson led all scorers with 16 points while Caitlyn Hibner registered nine points and Meghan Pingel collected eight points.

 

In the nightcap, the Phoenix men could not force a second straight overtime, falling to Northern Kentucky 71-66. Senior Josh Jefferson scored 26 points while his fellow senior PJ Pipes chipped in eight points. 

Booyah forming their roster

The Green Bay Booyah are getting their roster ready for the 2021 campaign.

 

The Booyah will welcome four returning players in 2021 and two more from a familiar place in Dixie State University. You can find player bios from general manager John Fanta below:

 

The Hollow brothers are natives of Meridian, Idaho, just west of Boise. Tyler will be playing in his redshirt junior season while Kaden is entering his true freshman year in 2021.

 

Tyler Hollow appeared in 18 games during a Covid shortened 2020 season, posting a .333 batting average and .434 on-base percentage. He appeared in 53 games for Dixie State in 2019 as a sophomore, amassing a .360 batting average, collecting 68 hits and 52 RBIs, along with posting a .455 on-base percentage.

 

Kaden Hollow was a three-time letterman at Rocky Mountain high school and helped lead the Grizzlies to a 2017 Idaho 5A state championship. He was a two-time all-conference selection and first-team all-conference selection after hitting .481 with 13 extra base hits in his senior year.

 

The addition of the left-handed hitting Hollow brothers raises the tally of Dixie State Trailblazers on the 2021 roster to three, joining left-handed pitcher Ben Hart.

 

A native of Green Bay, Max Wagner will be playing his freshman season at Clemson this spring. The 6-0 Wagner was the 2020 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Wisconsin, becoming the first metro player to win the award since 2002. He was a three-time player of the year in the Fox River Classic Conference and helped lead the Green Bay Preble Hornets to the WIAA Division 1 state tournament each season of his career. He finished his high school career with a 16-3 record and a 0.82 ERA on the mound as well. He also slashed .457/.569/.731 at the plate while in high school. Wagner signed a two-year contract as a high school senior last summer, making 15 appearances for the Booyah in his first taste of Northwoods League action.

 

Rejoining Wagner on the Booyah this season is high school teammate Ryan Stefiuk. The 6-4 left-handed hurler will be playing his freshman season at Vanderbilt this spring. Stefiuk was the top-rated southpaw and fourth-best prospect overall in the state of Wisconsin and the 15th-ranked southpaw nationwide in the Class of 2020 according to Perfect Game. Among his many accolades include a 0.90 career ERA in high school, four-time all-state first-team and 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-America. He made seven appearances for the Booyah last summer.

 

Also returning to the Booyah is pitcher Ben Hampton. He will be playing his freshman season at West Virginia this spring. The 6-2 left-handed pitcher was ranked as the No. 22 overall prospect in Wisconsin by Perfect Game in 2020, was a Rawlings-Perfect Game Senior Preseason All-America High Honorable Mention, Bay Conference Pitcher of the Year, District Player of the year and an all-state selection. He struck out 112 hitters in 58 innings leading to a team MVP award after leading West De Pere to a state tournament appearance as a junior. He made four appearances for the Booyah in 2020.

 

Lastly, returning to the Booyah in 2021 is Ben Hart. Standing at 6-2, the left-handed pitcher will be playing his redshirt freshman season at Dixie State this spring. A native of Lakeside, California, Hart made seven appearances for the Dixie State Trailblazers in 2020, his true freshman season. He recorded 13 innings pitched, striking eight hitters, issuing three walks and posting a 2.08 ERA before COVID-19 put an early end to the season. As a member of the Booyah, he appeared in eight games (4 starts) spanning 28 innings. He struck out 23 batters while posting a 3.54 ERA.

 

 

 

Girls' basketball round-up: Local teams swept

No local teams will have a chance at a regional championship after all four entries lost Friday night on the road.

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Sevastopol each faced the top team in the state in their respective division. The Spartans lost to Green Bay Notre Dame 82-35 while the Pioneers fell to Mishicot 75-31.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door lost their regional semifinal matchup 58-43 while on the other side of the bracket, Kewaunee lost to Wrightstown 65-36.

Six wrestlers look for gold at state

Six local wrestlers will look to stand atop the podium at this weekend's state wrestling tournaments.

 

Each bracket has eight wrestlers in it from the top 2 competitors at each of the four sectionals. The three divisions will be at three different schools, unlike past years when they were held at the Kohl Center. The opening rounds will start at 10 a.m. while the medal rounds will start at 5 p.m.

 

DIVISION 2 AT ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

106: Easton Worachek Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 17-0 So. vs. Mason Baumgartner Prairie du Chien (PDC) 14-4 Fr.

 

126: Max Ronsman Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 16-0 Fr. vs. Austin Defoe Ashland (ASHL) 13-1 Jr.

 

285: Travis LeGrave, Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 14-2 Sr. vs. Michael Douglas Belmont/Platteville (BEPL) 12-0 Sr.

 

DIVISION 3 AT WAUSAU WEST

132: Jack Severin Kewaunee (KEWA) 19-0 Sr. vs. Stone Pomeroy Random Lake (RALA) 13-5 Fr.

 

160: Grant Englebert Southern Door (SODO) 15-2 Sr. vs. Tyler Dormanen Boyceville (BOYC) 14-2 Jr.

 

170: Mitchell Thompson Kewaunee (KEWA) 17-2 So. vs. Brayden Wolf Spring Valley/Elmw. (SVE) 13-3 Sr.

Gamblers shutout Lumberjacks

A three-goal second period was all the Green Bay Gamblers needed to put away the Muskegon Lumberjacks 4-0 Friday night.

 

Matt DuBoer scored his first two goals of the season Friday night, including the second tally in the decisive middle frame. Camden Thiesing and Jackson Kunz also registered goals in the second period. Jack Schmaltz collected two assists in the game while Matt Davis earned the 32-save shutout.

 

The Gamblers will go for the rare three-game weekend split Saturday night at 6:10 in Muskegon.

Phoenix teams sweep Friday games

It was a day of winning at the Kress Center for the Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams on Friday.

 

Earlier in the day, the Phoenix women cruised to an 80-56 win over UIC. After trailing after the first quarter, the Phoenix led the rest of the way, including outscoring the Flames 45-19 in the second half. Jasmine Kondrakiewicz earned her first double-double of her career with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sydney Levy added 17 points and two others reached double figures.

 

In the men's game, the Phoenix saw an early lead evaporate before eventually winning 86-82 in overtime over Northern Kentucky. Josh Jefferson and Emmanuel Ansong led the Phoenix in scoring with 27 and 24 points respectively. The Phoenix outscored the Norse 12-8 to snap the visitors' six-game winning streak.

 

The women play at 11 a.m. while the men will play again at 4 p.m. at the Kress Center.

Girls' basketball preview: Southern Door, L-C featured on NEW Radio Sports Network

Four teams are looking for berths to Saturday's regional championship on Friday night with two of the contests airing on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, the #4 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls look to upset the #1 seeded Notre Dame. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the tip-off at 7 p.m.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Southern Door will look to knock off top-seeded Brillion on the road. Bryan Mazur and Annie Dalbis will provide coverage.

 

Potentially setting up an all Packerland Regional Final in Division 3 is Kewaunee, which hits the road to battle Wrightstown.

 

Sevastopol battles top-seeded Mishicot on the road. All playoff games tip-off at 7 p.m.

Boys' basketball round-up: Irish top Spartans on 96.7 WBDK

Only Sevastopol has a regular-season game remaining after Thursday's slate of boys' basketball games.

 

As heard on 96.7 WBDK, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans could not overcome a determined Freedom Irish team Thursday night in the final regular-season finale, falling to the Irish 68-60 in Luxemburg. 

 

Kewaunee took care of business in Green Bay with a 77-68 victory over NEW Lutheran.

 

Sturgeon Bay sailed past Sevastopol with a strong first-half performance en route to a 70-51 win.

 

Gibraltar's second-half comeback came up just short in its 71-67 loss to Oconto.

 

Algoma and Peshtigo were locked in an offensive struggle before the Bulldogs eventually won out over the Wolves 38-33.

 

The Pioneers was supposed to wrap up their regular season on Saturday against the Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. in Peshtigo. That game has since been postponed.

Gamblers weekend stay in Muskegon continues after OT win

The Green Bay Gamblers got their three-game set against Muskegon off to a great start Thursday with a 4-3 win in overtime.

 

Each team scored single tallies in every period before Mason Lohrei scored the only goal in the shootout.  The Gamblers actually scored the first goal in each period with Jackson Kunz scoring in the first, Lohrei in the second, and Ryan Kirwan in the third. They were each matched by Lumberjacks goals by Bradley Marek, David Hymovitch and Quinn Hutson. Jake Schmaltz had two points for the Gamblers off of a pair of assists. Goalie Aaron Randazzo saved 40 of the 43 shots he faced.

 

The three-game set against Muskegon continues with games at 6:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Click here to listen to this week's conversation with Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch

 

Green Bay Phoenix teams prepare for final home games

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams are celebrating homecoming virtually this year with a pair of games Friday and Saturday at the Kress Events Center.

 

The Phoenix women will play against UIC both days at 11 a.m. with the fifth best record in the Horizon League. The team has recovered from a rough start to the season to go 10-2 in 2021 and 11-6 overall. They swept a pair of close matchups against fourth-place Northern Kentucky last weekend, who entered the weekend 6-0 against Horizon League teams. The Flames were swept last weekend and are only 1-9 in Horizon League play this season.

 

The Phoenix men will play at 4 p.m. against Northern Kentucky both days. They split their pair against IUPUI last weekend, including their first-ever win against the Jaguars in Green Bay. They are in ninth place in the Horizon League as they look up at the Norse, who bring a six game winning streak to Green Bay this weekend.

 

Both teams will honor their seniors on Saturday, which include Josh Jefferson and PJ Pipes for the men and Caitlyn Hibner, Lyndsey Robson, and Meghan Pingel for the women.

Border battle set for Brewers opening day

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced all game times for the 2021 regular season, which begins April 1 at 1:10 p.m. CDT against the Minnesota Twins at American Family Field.

 

It marks the first time the Brewers have opened a season against an interleague opponent and ends an almost 30 year gap between opening days against their westerly neighbors. 

 

Their longest homestand is in September with This includes the longest homestand of the season is a 10-game stay from Sept. 17-26 with series against the Chicago Cubs (Sept. 17-19), St. Louis Cardinals (Sept. 20-23) and New York Mets (Sept. 24-26). Their longest road trip is a 10-game road trip from Aug. 9-19 with trips to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs (Aug. 9-12), PNC Park to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (Aug. 13-15) and Busch Stadium to face the St. Louis Cardinals (Aug. 17-19).

 

You can see the full schedule and times by clicking this link. 

Boys' basketball preview: L-C battles Freedom on 96.7 WBDK

Many local teams will have one last regular-season game Thursday night before beginning the WIAA Boys' Basketball playoffs next week.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host the Freedom Irish in the final regular-season game Thursday night in a North Eastern Conference matchup. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:15 p.m.

 

Packerland Conference matchups on Thursday include Gibraltar visiting Oconto, Kewaunee traveling to NEW Lutheran, Sevastopol hosting Sturgeon Bay, and Algoma heading to Peshtigo. All of those games begin at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Click here to read this week's Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week profile on Sevastopol's Cole Dvorak

Brewers sign Zimmermann to minor league deal

If he is able to return to form, the Milwaukee Brewers may have added an under-the-radar former All-Star to its rotation earlier this week.

 

Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann signed with his home state team on Tuesday to a minor league deal. He left the Washington Nationals after the 2014 season, finishing that tenure with two straight All-Star appearances and a no-hitter. He signed a free-agent deal with the Detroit Tigers where he was riddled with injuries and posted a 5.63 ERA during his five-year stint. 

 

Zimmermann, who is from Auburndale, Wis. and was a star pitcher at UW-Stevens Point. will be in camp when the Brewers open up Spring Training next week. 

Bucks lose late in Phoenix

Giannis Antetokounmpo's 47 points were not enough as the Milwaukee Bucks lost in the desert 125-124 to the Phoenix Suns.

 

The game was tied after one quarter before the Bucks stormed ahead in the second frame to take a 12 point halftime lead. A big reason was the Bucks' ability to hit shot from behind the arc as they went into the break connecting on 13 of 24 three-pointers. 

 

The Suns were finally able to clamp down on the Bucks in the second half, outscoring the Bucks by nine in the third quarter and doing just enough to get past the Bucks in the fourth. A last-second shot by Antetokounmpo came up short as the Bucks saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

 

Devin Booker scored 30 points and Chris Paul added 28 of his own in the Suns' victory. The Bucks travel to Utah to face the Jazz on Friday.

 

In other statewide basketball news, the Wisconsin Badgers struggled from the field but still took advantage of a COVID-riddled Nebraska Cornhuskers team in its 61-48 victory. Marquette gave up 56 points in the second half as they fell to No. 5 Villanova on the road 96-64.

Sturgeon Bay Math Team wins 20th consecutive Packerland Conference Championship

The dynasty known as the Sturgeon Bay High School Math Team can lay claim to another championship in the Packerland Conference.  Led by Senior Carter Henry’s 37 points, the Clippers won Monday’s meet and finished with 297 points. You can find the complete results and the all-conference selections below.

 

 

Seniors

school

Name

score

1

STURGEON BAY

Henry, Carter

37

2

STURGEON BAY

Abeyta, Abram

34

3

KEWAUNEE

Rose, Kobe

33

4

GIBRALTAR

Hitzeman, Jack

32

5

STURGEON BAY

Lenius, Abbie

31

       

Juniors

     

1

STURGEON BAY

Stephens, Maggie

36

2

STURGEON BAY

Konop, Andrew

33

3

OCONTO

Holmgren, Grace

31

4

STURGEON BAY

Bicoy, Malia

28

5

STURGEON BAY

Ash, Makayla

28

       

Sophomores

     

1

STURGEON BAY

Braun, Christy

30

2

STURGEON BAY

Walker, Espen

26

3

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, Matthew

23

4

ALGOMA

Robinson, Amelia

23

5

STURGEON BAY

Pudlo, Russell

23

       

Freshman

     

1

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, James

30

2

SEVASTOPOL

Linnan, Ezra

24

3

GIBRALTAR

McCormack, Helen

17

4

STURGEON BAY

Tomberlin, Jade

17

5

GIBRALTAR

Carriere, Cora

15

       
       

Varsity Teams

     

1

STURGEON BAY

 

297

2

ALGOMA

 

207

3

OCONTO

 

204

tie

SEVASTOPOL

 

204

5

SOUTHERN DOOR

 

199

6

GIBRALTAR

 

168

7

KEWAUNEE

 

167

8

NEW

 

143

       

JV Teams (7 total teams)

     

1

STURGEON BAY

#2

251

2

ALGOMA

#2

120

3

SEVASTOPOL

#2

114

       

All conference

     

Seniors

School

name

Total score

1

STURGEON BAY

Abeyta, Abram

144

2

GIBRALTAR

Hitzeman, Jack

130

3

STURGEON BAY

Henry, Carter

127

4

KEWAUNEE

Rose, Kobe

122

5

STURGEON BAY

Lenius, Abbie

113

       

Juniors

     

1

STURGEON BAY

Stephens, Maggie

152

2

STURGEON BAY

Konop, Andrew

135

3

OCONTO

Holmgren, Grace

120

4

STURGEON BAY

Ash, Makayla

113

5

OCONTO

McKeefry Phillip

112

       

Sophomores

     

1

STURGEON BAY

Braun, Christy

123

2

STURGEON BAY

Pudlo, Russell

114

3

STURGEON BAY

Walker, Espen

112

4

STURGEON BAY

Serafico, Scarlet

107

5

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, Laura

93

       

Freshmen

     

1

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, James

129

2

SEVASTOPOL

Linnan, Ezra

125

3

STURGEON BAY

Tomberlin, Jade

81

4

SOUTHERN DOOR

Nachtwey, Josh

71

5

STURGEON BAY

Stephens, Ben

69

       

FINAL Varsity Standings

 

League points

 

1

STURGEON BAY

100(perfect season)

 

2

OCONTO

81

 

3

SOUTHERN DOOR

78

 

4

KEWAUNEE

64

 

5

SEVASTOPOL

63

 

6

ALGOMA

52

 

7

GIBRALTAR

42

 

8

NEW

40

 

       
       

JV Standings (9 total teams)

     

1

STURGEON BAY #2

100(perfect season)

 

2

KEWAUNEE #2

82

 

3

ALGOMA #2

72

 

4

OCONTO #2

68

Badgers hit the road to face Nebraska

The Wisconsin Badgers look to get back to their winning ways Wednesday night as they travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers (0-7, 4-10 overall).  Coming off a 75-60 road loss to Illinois last Saturday, the number 21-ranked Badgers fell to 8-5 in the Big Ten and 14-6 overall.  The Badgers have had good luck in Lincoln, winning six of the eight games played there since 2011.  Tip-off is set for 8:30 pm from Pinnacle Bank Arena.  

Bucks look to stay hot against Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to make it six wins in a row Wednesday night as they continue their west coast road trip in Phoenix.  The Bucks (16-8) are coming off a 125-112 win over Denver on Monday night.  The Suns, winners of three in a row, are 14-9 and are in third place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.  Led by Devin Booker's 23.5 points per game, the Suns average 109.8 points per game compared to Milwaukee's league second-highest 121.3.  Trailing the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference by only one game, the Bucks will look to improve on their road record of 7-6.  Game time is set for 9 pm from Phoenix Suns Arena. 

Girls Tournament Round Up: Southern Door, Sevastopol, and L-C advance

The high school hardwoods were busy Tuesday evening in the area as the WIAA girls basketball tournament began with regional quarter-final action.

 

On 102.1 More FM, the Southern Door Eagles cruised to a 77-42 victory over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers.  The complete recap of the game can be found at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

 

On 105.1 The Goat, the Sevastopol Pioneers rolled to a 54-31 victory over the Gibraltar Vikings.  You can read more about the game here at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

On 96.7 FM WBDK, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans shut down the Ashwaubenon Jaguars 40-29.  The recap of the game can be found at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com here.

 

In other area action, the Algoma lost to Manitowoc Lutheran 68-39.

Brackets announced for state wrestling tournament

The top of the podium at the WIAA State Wrestling championships looks a little clearer after Monday's bracket release.

 

Each bracket has eight wrestlers in it from the top 2 competitors at each of the four sectionals. The three divisions will be at three different schools, unlike past years when they were held at the Kohl Center. The opening rounds will start at 10 a.m. while the medal rounds will start at 5 p.m.

 

DIVISION 2 AT ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

106: Easton Worachek Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 17-0 So. vs. Mason Baumgartner Prairie du Chien (PDC) 14-4 Fr.

 

126: Max Ronsman Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 16-0 Fr. vs. Austin Defoe Ashland (ASHL) 13-1 Jr.

 

285: Travis LeGrave, Luxemburg-Casco (LUCA) 14-2 Sr. vs. Michael Douglas Belmont/Platteville (BEPL) 12-0 Sr.

 

DIVISION 3 AT WAUSAU WEST

132: Jack Severin Kewaunee (KEWA) 19-0 Sr. vs. Stone Pomeroy Random Lake (RALA) 13-5 Fr.

 

160: Grant Englebert Southern Door (SODO) 15-2 Sr. vs. Tyler Dormanen Boyceville (BOYC) 14-2 Jr.

 

170: Mitchell Thompson Kewaunee (KEWA) 17-2 So. vs. Brayden Wolf Spring Valley/Elmw. (SVE) 13-3 Sr.

 

 

Girls' basketball preview : Three games on NEW Radio Sports Network

Three opening-round games of the WIAA Girls' Basketball playoffs will be featured on the NEW Radio Sports Network on Tuesday night.

 

In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco hosts Fox River Class Conference member Ashwaubenon on 96.7 WBDK.  Paul Schmitt and Matt Piesler will carry the action beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

In Division 3, Southern Door hosts Sturgeon Bay on 102.1 MORE FM. Reece Robillard and Brady Tooley will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m. Kewaunee stick around town for their opening-round matchup against Chilton, which starts at 6:15 p.m.

 

In Division, Gibraltar travels to Sevastopol for a Packerland Conference affair on 105.1 The GOAT. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will give the description of the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m. Algoma visits Manitowoc Lutheran for their matchup at 7 p.m.

 

See our Culver's Door County Student of the Week feature on Sevastopol's Zoe Kuehn

Boys' basketball recap: Southern Door claims outright title

There will be no sharing of the Packerland Conference title this season.

 

After clinching at least a share on Saturday, Southern Door beat Sevastopol 100-59 to claim the Packerland Conference title outright.

 

Luxemburg-Casco was beaten by Little Chute 56-51.

 

Gibraltar fell at home 59-50 to NEW Lutheran.

 

Sturgeon Bay nipped Peshtigo 41-38.

 

The Clippers will go for another win on Tuesday night when they host Kewaunee for a 7:30 p.m. tip in the night's only boys' basketball action.

 

 

Bucks earn Mile High victory

The Milwaukee Bucks trailed the Denver Nuggets after the first half before going on to win the game 125-112. 

 

After being outscored by five after one quarter and went into the break down three, the Bucks outscored the Nuggets by eight in each of the final two frames to secure the victory. Giannis Anetokounmpo scored 30 points while Khris Middleton dropped another 29 points and 12 assists to lead the Bucks in the victory. Nikola Jokic finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds in the loss while his teammate Will Barton chipped in with 24 points.

 

Even with the franchise's change in fortune over the last few years, Monday's game was still a rarity for the Bucks. It was only the team's 10th win in Denver out of 50 tries.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Wednesday at 9 p.m. against the Phoenix Suns.

Sturgeon Bay native holds nation's fastest swim time

If you blink, you might just miss Sturgeon Bay's Max McHugh's next race.

 

The Sevastopol product and current Minnesota swimmer posted a 100 yard breaststroke time of 50.55, which is a season-best and currently tops the NCAA. According to SwimSwam, McHugh also won the 200 breaststroke on Saturday with a time of 1:53.17, which puts him ranked fifth in the nation. He also ran fast legs in the 200 medley and freestyle relays.

 

Swimming World currently ranks McHugh as the ninth-best swimmer in the country and believes he could be Minnesota's first national champion since 1964. 

Brewers nab Wong

The Milwaukee Brewers made its long-awaited splash in free agency over the weekend with its signing of infielder Kolten Wong.

 

The Brewers finalized the two-year, $18 million pact with Wong on Friday as he brings his Gold Glove to Milwaukee. There is a third-year option that could push the total deal up to $26 million. The move will likely push Keston Hiura over to first base on the days when Dan Vogelbach is not in the lineup.

 

The deal comes a little over a week before pitchers and catchers report. to spring training. 

Bucks hit the road to face Nuggets

The Milwaukee Bucks look to win their fifth in a row Monday night when they face the Denver Nuggets in Colorado.

 

The Bucks' winning streak is building off of a brief two-game skid late last month. Giannis Antentokounmpo completed the two-game sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers by scoring 24 points and registering 11 rebounds in the 124-99 win.

 

Nikola Jokic has had two impressive games in a week's time, which included a 50 point, eight rebounds and 12 assists performance in a loss against Sacramento over the weekend. They will need all of Jokic and then some as the Nuggets are down at least four players due to injuries. 

 

Monday's game starts at 8:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball preview: Brackets released

Even though the brackets were released over the weekend for the upcoming WIAA Boys' Basketball Playoffs, there is still plenty of basketball to be played before next Tuesday. 

 

In NEC action, Luxemburg-Casco will make the trip to Little Chute for one last matchup against the Mustangs with the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

Packerland action features Gibraltar hosting NEW Lutheran, Sevastopol traveling to Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay playing at home against Peshtigo. Games begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

The playoff openers for each team have been announced by the WIAA. In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco will play beginning on February 19th at Plymouth and with a win would play the winner of Denmark and Two Rivers/Sheboygan Falls for the regional title the next day.

 

In Division 3, Kewaunee will host Chilton on February 16th with a possible date against Brillion on the 19th. Southern Door will host Sturgeon Bay also on February 16th with a possible date at Valders on the line.

 

Division 4 action features Sevastopol traveling to Mishicot on February 16th with a chance to play top-seeded Roncalli on February 19th. Gibraltar will host Algoma on February 16th with a date against Manitowoc Lutheran on the line.

 

All playoff games start at 7 p.m.

Basketball recap: Girls begin road to state Tuesday

The road to state officially begins for the local girls' basketball team after finishing up their regular season on Saturday.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Three Storm players finished in double figures as Kewaunee toppled Gibraltar on the road 73-40.

 

Three players for the Eagles also finished in double figures as Southern Door soared past Algoma 62-34.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Algoma stormed back from a 12-point halftime lead to stun Sevastopol 75-67.

 

No score was available for the rescheduled Luxemburg-Casco/Oconto Falls matchup.

 

COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

The Wisconsin Badgers lost for the first time in Champaign in eight years, falling to Illinois 75-60.

 

Marquette could not close a five-point halftime deficit in its 71-68 loss to Creighton.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team nearly saw its 20+ point lead evaporate in the second half, but held on to beat IUPUI 77-72.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team shook up the Horizon League standings as they finished a two-game weekend sweep of Northern Kentucky with a 62-58 win.

Steel sweep Gamblers with huge scoring output

The Chicago Steel jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first period and did not look back as the Green Bay Gamblers dropped their second straight of the weekend by the score of 9-3.

 

The game lacked flow in the first period between the eight combined goals and the eight combined penalties. Four of those penalties were 10-minute misconduct and two were five-minute majors. Alex Servagno and Ryan Kirwan tallied goals in the first period.

 

Matt Coronato earned his hat trick just three minutes in the second period, the only score of the frame. Coronato tallied five points total on the evening.

 

The Steel scored two goals in the third period before John Mittelstadt got his second goal of the season with just over three minutes remaining in the contest.   

Packers Round-Up: Woodson elected, coordinator selected

It was a big day for Packers fans on Saturday.

 

Earlier in the day, ESPN reported that head coach Matt LaFleur hired Todd Barry as its new defensive coordinator. He most recently served on the coaching staff for the Los Angeles Chargers, but he dates back with LaFleur's time with the Los Angeles Rams. Barry does have defensive coordinator experience, previously serving in the role with the Washington Football Team and the Detroit Lions.

 

Saturday night, it was announced former Packers safety Charles Woodson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Woodson salvaged his career with the Packers after years with the Oakland Raiders. He picked off 38 passes as a Packer and a crucial part of the Super Bowl XLV championship team. 

Wrestling round-up: Six local wrestlers make it to state.

Six local wrestlers will see their seasons continue at least one more week by qualifying for their respective state tournaments.

 

In Seymour, Luxemburg-Casco's Easton Worachek and Max Ronsman took home sectional titles and Travis LeGrave took second to qualify for the state tournament at Adams-Friendship.

 

In Valders, Kewaunee's Jack Severin and Mitchell Thompson won sectional titles while Southern Door's Grant Englebert took second to qualify for the Division 3 tournament in Wausau.

Wrestlers look to punch tickets to state Saturday

Area wrestlers look to get one step closer to their season-long goal of qualifying for the state meet on Saturday.

 

Each sectional bracket is made up of the top 2 wrestlers from corresponding regional tournaments, making up eight-person fields. The top two wrestlers in every sectional will head to the state meet at either Adams-Friendship for Division 2 or Wausau East for Division 3. The sectional meet carries extra weight this year for teams because the winner of each sectional will advance to the state team tournament on February 20th.

 

DIVISION 2 MATCHUPS

106: Easton Worachek, LUCA, 14-0, 10 vs Daniel Livermore, ANTI, 8-5, 9

120: Max Ronsman, LUCA, 13-0, 9 vs. the winner of Ryan Tomazevic, SEYM, 10-0, 10/ Jonah Gagnon, FVL, 9-3, 12

132: Caleb Delebreau, LUCA, 8-2 vs. Ayden Hart, WINN, 13-1, 10

220: Kyle Kroll, LUCA, 9-4, 12 vs. Teryn Walls, MOSI, 4-11, 9

285: Travis LeGrave, LUCA, 12-1, 12 vs. Jacob Earle, XAVI, 12-0, 12

 

DIVISION 3 MATCHUPS

106: Spencer Slezewski, SODO, 11-4, 9 vs. Elias Glinski, CRAN, 15-1, 9

113: Matt Wery, KEWA, 14-3, 10 vs. Kevin Klemm, MANA, 12-0, 12

120: Trevor Englebert, SODO, 7-7, 9 vs. Sam Flannery, SHIO, 7-4, 12

138: Jack Severin, KEWA, 16-0, 12 vs. Flynn Peterson, AMHE, 4-8, 12

145: Logan Steinhorst, KEWA, 14-2, 11 vs. Bryce Zoromski, WIBI, 8-6, 12

160: Grant Englebert, SODO, 13-1, 12 vs. Colten Schuh, SHIO, 8-3, 10

170: Mitchell Thompson, KEWA, 14-2, 10 vs. SIlas Dennee, CRAN, 10-5, 10

195: Jason Reinke, KEWA, 11-4, 12 vs. Coby DenRuyter, COL, 9-2, 12

220: Matthew Boeder, KEWA, 9-5, 9 vs. David Gauderman, WIBI, 13-1, 10

285: Brodie Overbeck, SODO, 9-2, 11 vs. Cody Steinbach, WEFR, 5-1, 11

Steel score four unanswered to top Gamblers

The Chicago Steel's potent offense was on full display in its 7-3 win over the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday night.

 

After Gamblers' Jackson Kunz scored the game's first goal just over three minutes in the game, the Steel scored three goals in five minutes to chase goalie Matt Davis off the ice just 15 minutes into the game. The Gamblers were able to tie it up in the second period with goals from Ryan Kirwan and Jesse Tucker. It was all Steel in the third goal as Josh Doan, Eric Middendorf, Jack Babbage, and Andon Cerbone all registered tallies.

 

The two teams face each other Saturday at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Basketball round-up: Southern Door girls, Kewaunee boys get radio wins

The Southern Door girls and Kewaunee boys' basketball teams were the big winners of basketball games featured by the NEW Radio Sports Network Friday night.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

On 102.1 MORE FM, Nicole Norton then led the way with 37 as the Southern Door Eagles won at home over the Gibraltar Vikings 82-46.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans allowed only eight second-half points as it rolled to a 48-22 victory over Little Chute.

 

Saturday's games include Gibraltar hosting Kewaunee for a 12:30 p.m start and Algoma travels to Southern Door for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Over on 105.1 The GOAT, the Kewaunee Storm boys' basketball team used an 18-2 run at the end of the first half to cruise to an 87-55 victory over the Gibraltar Vikings on Friday night.

 

The Algoma Wolves could not respond to a 45 point first-half performance by  NEW Lutheran in its 77-47 loss Friday night. 

 

The Southern Door Eagles got the win they needed to clinch a share of the Packerland Conference crown against the Peshtigo Bulldogs by the score of 67-57.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers showed life offensively in the second half of their 68-58 victory over Oconto Friday night.

 

Saturday's games include Luxemburg-Casco's make-up contest against Oconto Falls at 5 p.m. and Sturgeon Bay visiting Two Rivers at 7:15 p.m.

DC United finishes 13th at state, Norton takes third in 100-yard breaststroke

Door County United Swim Team finished 13th at the Division 2 Boys State Swim Meet Friday evening at Waukesha South High School.  Individually, Jacob Norton took home a medal finishing third in the 100-yard Breaststroke while Drew Rass finished ninth.

 

In the 200-yard medley, the Sturgeon Bay Co-op team finished 12th.   Luke Bousley finished fifth and Ethan Almstadt finished ninth in the 200-yard Individual Medley.  In the 50-yard freestyle, Norton finished 14th while Bousely also finished 14th in the 100-yard freestyle.  The Door County United Swim Team’s 200-yard freestyle relay took 10th place.  

 

In the 28 team field, the Sturgeon Bay Co-op team ranked 13th with 78 total points.  You can find the complete WIAA Championship Meet results here.

 

Picture courtesy of Sturgeon Bay School District

DC United Swimmers tackle state meet Friday

It is one last time in the pool for the Door County United Swim Team as they travel to Waukesha South High School for the Division 2 State Swim Meet Friday.

 

State qualifiers include:

  • 200-yard medley relay
  • 200-yard individual medley- Ethan Almstadt, Luke Bousley
  • 50-yard freestyle- Jacob Northon
  • 100-yard freestyle- Luke Bousley
  • 200-yard freestyle relay
  • 100-yard breaststroke- Drew Rass along with Jacob Norton

The state meet begins at the Waukesha South High School Natatorium beginning at 6 p.m. You can click here for the full heat sheet.

 

Click here for our profile of Southern Door's Luke Bousley, the Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week.

Gamblers host Steel on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will look to put the Chicago Steel's offense on ice this weekend.

 

The Steel is one of the top offensive teams in the USHL, boasting three of the league's only 40 point scorers and five players in the top 10 in points registered.  Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch says while the Steel is a fast team that creates a ton of chances, they also are known to give up a few as well.

The Gamblers got into an offensive groove last week with a pair of exciting wins against Team USA. He is happy with how his team is playing heading into this weekend's set.

The puck drops both Friday and Saturday nights at 7:05 p.m. The games will air on 104.1 WRLU and the NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer behind the mic.

 

Click here to listen to our weekly interview with Gamblers head coach and general manager Pat Mikesch

Girls' basketball preview: Southern Door hosts Gibraltar on 102.1 MORE FM

An extra game has been added to Friday's light slate of contests in local girls' basketball action.

 

Southern Door and Gibraltar will make up their postponed game from Thursday on Friday night with the opening tip set for 7:30 p.m. Our student-led broadcast team of Brady Tooley and Reece Robillard will have the call on 102.1 MORE FM beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pre-game show.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will stay at home for a 7 p.m. game against Little Chute.

Boys' basketball preview: Gibraltar meets Kewaunee on 105.1 The GOAT

Snow knocked out Thursday's lone matchup, but another three are on the docket for Friday night.

 

Luxemburg-Casco was scheduled to play Oconto Falls on Thursday, but that game was postponed due to the winter storm that hit the area earlier in the afternoon.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar travels to Kewaunee to prevent a Packerland Conference coronation. Pregame is set for 7:15 p.m. followed by tip off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other games scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. include Southern Door vying for the conference title at Peshtigo and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Oconto. 

L-C/Oconto Falls the only local boys' basketball action

It is a quiet night for local boys' basketball action on Thursday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco travels to Oconto Falls in an NEC battle. The Spartans are playing some of its best basketball of the season as they are in the middle of a four-game winning streak. In their last game, four players reached double figures as the Spartans took advantage of a tired Southern Door squad to win 84-49. The Panthers are on the opposite side of spectrum as they look for their first win of the season. They lost their last game 88-31 and are led by Isiah Raddatz (14.6 ppg, 2.7 apg).

 

Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.

 

The Packerland Conference is taking the night off as they prepare for a busy Friday of action. 105.1 The Goat will carry Friday's Kewaunee/Gibraltar contest beginning at 7:15 p.m in Kewaunee. with the pregame show.  Other Packerland games include Southern Door traveling to Peshtigo, Sturgeon Bay visiting Oconto, and Algoma heading to NEW Lutheran.

Bucks outpace Pacers

The Milwaukee Bucks' reserves got plenty of action on Wednesday as they cruised past the Indiana Pacers 130-110.

 

Seven different Bucks players reached double figures on the evening including a triple-double from Giannis Antentokounmpo. He scored 21 points, collected 14 rebounds, and registered 10 assists in 31 minutes of action. Bryn Forbes added 20 and Bobby Portis pitched in 18 points in the victory. The Bucks led by 17 at the break and doubled it up in the 3rd quarter when they outscored the visiting Pacers 38-21. The Pacers were able to close the gap in the fourth quarter as both teams pulled their starters. Domantas Sabonis led all scorers with 33 points for the Pacers in the losing effort. 

 

The Bucks now travel to Cleveland for two-game set against the Cavaliers on Friday and Saturday.

Packerland Conference Math Meet results -- Sturgeon Bay takes honors

The Packerland Conference Math Meet held the fourth contest this year on Monday evening, with Sturgeon Bay leading the way. The Clipper math team scored 304 points, while Oconto finished second with 209 points. Sturgeon Bay Junior Maggie Stephens was the only participant to score a perfect 40 points this week. The math competitions are being held at the respective schools this season rather than rotating at locations.  Complete results from all schools and the current standings are posted below, courtesy of Cliff Wind.

 

Seniors

Name

school

score

 

1

GIBRALTAR

Henkel, Lexie

35

 

2

STURGEON BAY

Abram Abeyta

35

 

tie

STURGEON BAY

Henry, Carter

35

 

4

ALGOMA

Schmidt Breanne

34

 

5

GIBRALTAR

Hitzeman, Jack

33

 
         

Juniors

       

1

STURGEON BAY

Stephens, Maggie

40

(Perfect score)

2

OCONTO

Holmgren Grace

35

 

3

STURGEON BAY

Konop, Andrew

34

 

4

OCONTO

Pierucki, Cole

31

 

5

STURGEON BAY

Ash, Makayla

31

 
         

Sophomores

       

1

STURGEON BAY

Walker, Espen

29

 

2

STURGEON BAY

Pudlo, Russell

28

 

3

STURGEON BAY

Braun, Christy

26

 

4

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, Laura

25

 

5

STURGEON BAY

Serafico, Scarlet

22

 
         

Freshman

       

1

SEVASTOPOL

Linnan, Ezra

37

 

tie

SOUTHERN DOOR

Zittlow, James

37

 

3

SOUTHERN DOOR

Nachtwey, Josh

24

 

4

STURGEON BAY

Tomberlin, Jade

23

 

5

STURGEON BAY

Stephens, Ben

22

 
         
         

Varsity Teams

       

1

STURGEON BAY

 

304

 

2

OCONTO

 

209

 

3

SOUTHERN DOOR

 

207

 

4

SEVASTOPOL

 

203

 

5

KEWAUNEE

 

198

 

6

ALGOMA

 

147

 

7

GIBRALTAR

 

137

 

8

NEW

 

110

 
         

JV Teams

(7 total teams)

     

1

STURGEON BAY

#2

215

 

2

ALGOMA

#2

59

 

3

KEWAUNEE

#2

55

 
         

OVERALL

       

Varsity Standings

 

League points

   

1

STURGEON BAY

80

 

2

SOUTHERN DOOR

66

 

tie

OCONTO

66

 

4

KEWAUNEE

56

 

5

SEVASTOPOL

48

 

6

NEW

34

 

tie

ALGOMA

34

 

8

GIBRALTAR

32

 
         
         

JV Standings

(9 total teams)

League Points

   

1

STURGEON BAY

#2

80

2

KEWAUNEE

#2

68

3

OCONTO

#2

58

4

SOUTHERN DOOR

#2

54

Tie

ALGOMA

#2

54

 

 

 

 

Southern Door/Gibraltar student broadcast highlights girls' basketball slate

Thursday night will include the rivalry between the Southern Door Eagles and the Gibraltar Vikings Girls basketball teams.

 

The Southern Door Eagles are coming off of a win against the Sevastopol Pioneers 43-38 on Tuesday night. The Eagles are 12-4 on the season and are looking to gain another win before the playoffs. The Gibraltar Vikings are coming back from a loss to the N.E.W. Blazers 59-42 on Tuesday night and two weeks off due to COVID-19 protocols. The Eagle/Vikings game will be on 102.1 More FM. The pre-game is 7:00 pm and tip-off is at 7:30 pm. The student-led broadcast team of Reece Robillard and Brady Tooley will have the call.

 

Other girls' basketball games on Thursday include Kewaunee hosting NEW Lutheran, and Algoma playing at home against Peshtigo at 7:30 p.m. Sevastopol battles Stockbridge in Institute at 6 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Southern Door School District

Brackets announced for sectional wrestling

Area wrestlers can get a peek at the final road to the state meet will look like after brackets for Saturday's sectional meets. 

 

Each sectional bracket is made up of the top 2 wrestlers from corresponding regional tournaments, making up eight-person fields. The top two wrestlers in every sectional will head to the state meet at either Adams-Friendship for Division 2 or Wausau East for Division 3. The  sectional meet carries extra weight this year for teams because the winner of each sectional will advance to the state team tournament on February 20th.

 

DIVISION 2 MATCHUPS

106: Easton Worachek, LUCA, 14-0, 10 vs Daniel Livermore, ANTI, 8-5, 9

120: Max Ronsman, LUCA, 13-0, 9 vs. the winner of Ryan Tomazevic, SEYM, 10-0, 10/ Jonah Gagnon, FVL, 9-3, 12

132: Caleb Delebreau, LUCA, 8-2 vs. Ayden Hart, WINN, 13-1, 10

220: Kyle Kroll, LUCA, 9-4, 12 vs. Teryn Walls, MOSI, 4-11, 9

285: Travis LeGrave, LUCA, 12-1, 12 vs. Jacob Earle, XAVI, 12-0, 12

 

DIVISION 3 MATCHUPS

106: Spencer Slezewski, SODO, 11-4, 9 vs. Elias Glinski, CRAN, 15-1, 9

113: Matt Wery, KEWA, 14-3, 10 vs. Kevin Klemm, MANA, 12-0, 12

120: Trevor Englebert, SODO, 7-7, 9 vs. Sam Flannery, SHIO, 7-4, 12

138: Jack Severin, KEWA, 16-0, 12 vs. Flynn Peterson, AMHE, 4-8, 12

145: Logan Steinhorst, KEWA, 14-2, 11 vs. Bryce Zoromski, WIBI, 8-6, 12

160: Grant Englebert, SODO, 13-1, 12 vs. Colten Schuh, SHIO, 8-3, 10

170: Mitchell Thompson, KEWA, 14-2, 10 vs. SIlas Dennee, CRAN, 10-5, 10

195: Jason Reinke, KEWA, 11-4, 12 vs. Coby DenRuyter, COL, 9-2, 12

220: Matthew Boeder, KEWA, 9-5, 9 vs. David Gauderman, WIBI, 13-1, 10

285: Brodie Overbeck, SODO, 9-2, 11 vs. Cody Steinbach, WEFR, 5-1, 11

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door spoils Sevastopol senior night

Southern Door was the only local team to walk out of a gym Tuesday night with a victory.

 

The Eagles spoiled Senior Night for Sevastopol with a 43-39 victory.

 

Gibraltar shook off some of the rust with 59-42 loss at NEW Lutheran.

 

Sturgeon Bay remains winless in conference play after a 59-31 defeat at Peshtigo.

 

Algoma was narrowly defeated by Oconto 42-38.

 

Luxemburg-Casco lost its non-conference matchup against Sun Prairie 59-40.

Bucks, Pacers battle in Milwaukee

Something has to give in Wednesday's matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers.

 

Both teams are coming off 134 point performances earlier this week with the Bucks beating the Trail Blazers on Monday and the Pacer defeating Memphis on Tuesday. 

 

It is a return home for Malcolm Brogdon, who played for the Bucks before signing a free agent deal two years ago with the Pacers. He had decent games against the Bucks last season, but it was rude welcoming for Brogdon. The Bucks won its two games at Fiserv Forum last season against the Pacers by an average of over 23 points.

 

The game will be played in front of a national audience at 6 p.m. The Bucks also hinted at fans returning to the Fiserv Forum as soon as next month. The Milwaukee Business Journal recently reported the Bucks could host between 3,000 and 5,000 fans per game if given the ok from local health officials.

Door County United adds swimmers to state meet

A few more swimmers will join Jacob Norton at this weekend's state swim meet in Waukesha.

 

Norton punched his ticket to the state meet by winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of just over 1:01. Sectional winners automatically clinched state berth, but other swimmers had to wait to find out if the times they posted last Saturday were enough to make the meet as well.

 

Other state qualifiers include:

  • 200-yard medley relay
  • 200-yard individual medley- Ethan Almstadt, Luke Bousley
  • 50-yard freestyle- Jacob Northon
  • 100-yard freestyle- Luke Bousley
  • 200-yard freestyle relay
  • 100-yard breaststroke- Drew Rass along with Norton

The state meet begins at the Waukesha South High School Natatorium beginning at 6 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Sturgeon Bay School District

 

Comments from head coach Jeff Norton

The DCU boys swim team competed in Sectional swim meet at Ashwaubenon on Saturday and came home with a 3rd place finish out of 12 teams. The team had 5 swimmers qualify for the State Swim Meet next Friday night in Waukesha.

First up in the 200 Medley Relay was Jacob Norton, Drew Rass, Connor Thompson, and Luke Bousley where their 12th place finish earns them a spot in Heat 1 next Friday night in Waukesha.
Ethan Almstadt and Luke Bousley will be competing in the 200 IM with personal best times to qualify.


Jacob Norton will be swimming in lane 3 of heat 1 in the 50 Free and Luke Bousley will be in lane 6 heat 1 of the 100 Free.


The teams strong performance in the 200 Free Relay has them as the 4th seed in Waukesha on Friday night.


Also continuing the tradition of excellent breaststroke swimming from Door County(thanks Mike) the team will have 2 swimmers in the A final heat in Waukesha with Jacob Norton seeded 4th and Drew Rass seeded 8th heading into the State Meet.


Thanks for all the community support throughout this season and Go DCU!!

Girls' basketball round-up: Kewaunee stays Packerland perfect

Kewaunee stayed perfect in the Packerland Conference with a win over Sturgeon Bay Monday night.

 

Claire Kohnle scored 34 points to help the Storm beat the Clippers 71-29 in the area's only Monday matchup.

 

Tuesday's slate includes Gibraltar's first action in over two weeks when they play at NEW Lutheran, Luxemburg-Casco hosting Sun Prairie East, Southern Door traveling to Sevastopol, Algoma visiting Oconto, and Sturgeon Bay making the trip to Peshtigo. The Spartans' game begins at 7:15 p.m. while the other games tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Click here to read about the Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week Nicole Norton of Southern Door

Boys' basketball round-up: Southern Door perfect no more, play L-C on WBDK

Southern Door's first conference loss of the season highlighted Monday's slate of action.

 

The Eagles lost their first Packerland Conference game of the season as Kewaunee avenged last week's loss with an 83-66 victory.

 

Sevastopol played NEW Lutheran tough but lost 71-63.

 

Tuesday's slate of games includes the Eagles hosting Luxemburg-Casco in a game that can be heard on 96.7 WBDK, Sturgeon Bay playing at home against NEW Lutheran, and Algoma sticking around town to battle Oconto. All games start at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Bucks outshoot Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Portland Trail Blazers by double-digits in three straight quarters to cruise to a 134-106 victory. 

 

The Bucks hit 21 of its 42 three-pointers, including at least one from 10 players and four apiece from Khris Middleton (17 points) and D.J. Augustin (13 points). Jrue Holiday led all Bucks scorers with 22 points. The Bucks at one point in the fourth quarter led by as much as 39 points before the Blazers were able to whittle back down. Nassir Little led the Blazers with 30 points in the loss.

 

The Bucks are back in action Wednesday night when they play at home against the Indiana Pacers for a 6 p.m. start.

Bucks look to snap rare losing streak

The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to get back into the win column Monday night when they head home to face the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

The Bucks are in the middle of a rare two-game losing streak after losing to the Pelicans and the Hornets in consecutive contests and have also lost four of their last six games. A big reason why for their Hornets loss was the same reason why the Bucks won some key games last month: the three-pointer. The Bucks gave up 21 of them in their loss against the Hornets on Saturday.

 

The Blazers' Damian Liillard hit eight such shots against the Bulls on Saturday en route to a 44 point game. The last of those eight gave the Blazers the 123-122 win as time expired.

 

The game tips off at 7 p.m. at the Fiserv Forum.

Girls' basketball preview: Postseason matchups announced

One game is on the docket for Monday, but area teams are looking ahead to next week's start of the WIAA Playoffs.

 

Kewaunee will travel to Sturgeon Bay to make up its postponed game from last month. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

The WIAA announced its playoff pairings over the weekend. The area's teams are grouped together as a part of the WIAA's pod structure due to the pandemic. 

 

DIVISION 2

Luxemburg- Casco will host Ashwaubenon in the first round on February 9th. A win would set them on a collision course against top-seeded Notre Dame in Green Bay on February 12. A potential regional title game on February 13th could be against West De Pere, Two Rivers, or Denmark.

 

DIVISION 3

Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door will battle each other in Brussels and Kewaunee will play host to Chilton in the first round on February 9th. The two teams will have to go through tough tasks to play each other in a potential regional championship game. The Storm could play Wrightstown and the Eagles or Clippers would have to travel to face Brillion on February 12th.

 

DIVISION 4

Gibraltar will travel to Sevastopol and Algoma heads to Manitowoc Lutheran for their first-round match-ups on February 9th. With wins, the Vikings or Pioneers could play top-seeded Mishicot while the Wolves have a chance to face Roncalli in the second round on February 12th.

Boys' basketball preview: Trio of Packerland teams in action

Just a pair of Packerland Conference matchups involve local teams on Monday night.

 

Southern Door could clinch the conference crown at home when it hosts Kewaunee in Brussels.

 

Sevastopol hopes to break its nine-game losing streak when it hosts NEW Lutheran in Institute.

 

Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.

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