Sports Archives for 2021-04

WIAA names next leader

 

Stephanie Hauser was appointed to be the next executive director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association on Friday. Hauser will begin serving in the role in July upon the retirement of Dave Anderson. Hauser has been in the Assistant Director role since July of 2015. Hauser’s list of accomplishments include leading the Conference Realignment Task Force Committee, establishing the WIAA Award of Excellence and Spirit of Sport Award, implementing a fifth division in softball, forming innovative co-op classifications for gymnastics, supervising the move of the boys volleyball State Tournament to Green Bay’s Resch Center, and negotiating partnerships for convention and visitor bureau sponsors. 

 

Hauser had a stellar career as an Athletic Director, last in the role at Stevens Point Area Senior High School for eight years. 

 

Gamblers punch playoff ticket

On Friday, the Green Bay Gamblers secured a spot in the postseason, beating Team USA 4-2 in Green Bay. The Gamblers would begin explosively, as they would score three goals in the first period. At the end of the period, Green Bay would be up 3-1. No scoring would happen in the middle period, and each team scored a goal in the third. 

 

The Gamblers’ goals came from Jake Schmaltz, Jackson Kunz, Ryan Greene, and John Mittelstadt. Aaron Randazzo was the goalkeeper for the Gamblers and deflected thirty shots in his ninth win this season. The Gamblers are in third place in the USHL Eastern’s conference with a 29-15-1 record. They host the Chicago Steele, the east’s top team, at 7:05 PM on Saturday. 

 


Brewers toppled by Pirates

Milwaukee never got much going at the plate in their 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Milwaukee would score in the bottom of the fifth inning on a Tyrone Taylor double that scored Jace Pederson. It was too late, however, as Pittsburgh was up four runs by then. The Pirates would also score two runs in the top of the eighth inning. 

 

The Brewers are 7-6 with the loss. They continue the series on Saturday at 6:10 PM.

 

Clippers sail to Sevastopol to face off against Gibraltar

Friday night the Sturgeon Bay Clippers will take on the Gibraltar Vikings in the fourth game of the alternate Covid 19 spring football season. The Clippers are 2-1 on the season and are coming off of a win against NEW and are looking to continue their winning streak. In last week's game, we saw Anthony Jennerjohn make leaps and bounds with his running game. Also, Jack Schmelzer had amazing catches for some great gains. The Vikings are 0-2 on the season and their most recent loss was to Oakfield. This game will be broadcasted on 1033 The Clipper by our high school broadcast team consisting of Reece Robillard and Brady Tooley. Pregame is at 6:30 and kickoff is at 7 at Sevastopol High School.

Bucks leave Atlanta victorious

The Milwaukee Bucks are searching to regain their groove and may have done just that on Thursday night in Atlanta in their 120-109 victory over the Hawks. The first quarter concluded with the Bucks up 33-29. In the second quarter, the Bucks separated to take a 64-52 lead into the halftime break. 

 

In the early going of the second half, Atlanta would tighten the gap but the Bucks wouldn’t let up and would get back into rhythm. They would take control in the fourth quarter en route to a 120-109 win. Jrue Holiday was Milwaukee’s leading scorer with 23 points. Brook Lopez had 19 and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15. Milwaukee is now 35-20 and in third place in the East conference. The Bucks return to action in Milwaukee on Saturday to face the Memphis Grizzlies. 

 

Soccer: Clippers continue cooking

In their fifth straight win, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team downed Manitowoc Lincoln by a final score of 6-1. Carson Dvorak racked up two goals as did Ben Luders. Spencer Hubbard and Trey Maas both scored a goal as well. The Clippers haven’t looked back since their opening game loss, and are now 5-1 this season. Their next game is scheduled for Saturday in Ashwaubenon. First touch is scheduled for 11:00 AM.

Football preview: Clippers, Vikings, Storm on NEW Radio Sports Network

Two of the three local high school football games will be on the NEW Radio Sports Network Friday night as the alternative fall season enters its fourth week.

 

Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay will meet for the first time in several years on the gridiron in Sevastopol beginning at 7:00 p.m. Brady, Tooley, Reece Robillard, and Tim Kowols will be on the call at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame shows on 103.3 The Clipper and 105.1 The GOAT.

 

Kewaunee will make the long trip to Arcadia for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will make the drive to broadcast the game on 102.1 MORE FM.

 

Sevastopol will head south to meet NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy/Oneida Nation for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. 

Gamblers battle Team USA Friday night on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will look to start a new winning streak on Friday night when Team USA comes to town for the evening.

 

The Gamblers saw their four-game winning streak end on Wednesday night when they lost to the Dubuque Fighting Saints 6-2. Two of those wins came against Team USA, winning those contests by 5-4 and 5-2 scores. Head coach Pat Mikesch says they were able to have some success against them for a few reasons.

Mikesch hopes to bring of that back for their game Friday night against Team USA when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m. from the Resch Center. Tobin Meyer will be on the call for the game on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 104.1 WRLU. 

Brewers burn Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers pulled off the series victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday behind another dominant performance on the hill from pitcher Corbin Burnes. The final score was 7-0 in Milwaukee’s favor. Off to an electric start this season, Burnes is the first pitcher since 1906 to have thirty strikeouts and no walks through his first three starts. Burnes finished Wednesday’s rivalry showdown with ten strikeouts and gave up just two hits through six innings. 

 

In the first inning, the Brewers drove two runs in with an RBI single from Travis Shaw that brought Jackie Bradley Jr. across the plate. Travis Shaw would eventually score on an Omar Narvaez sacrifice fly. Travis Shaw would get his second run of the game on a solo home run in the bottom of the third. 

 

The Brewers' vision at the plate helped bring two runs in on walks in the bottom of the sixth inning as Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez were walked across. Corbin Burnes added cushion to his lead with a two-RBI single that scored Keston Hiura and Billy McKinney. That would make the score 7-0 after six and that was all the scoring the game needed. 

 

For the Brewers, it was their third straight series win. They move on to a 7-5 record this season and will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. 

 

DC YMCA swimmers wrap up national meet

DCY Swim Team had a number of great races at the National meet at Schroeder this past week. The girls team was led by Christi Braun, setting the NEW team record in the 400 IM, placing 6th overall, Christi also broke the team record in the 200 breast, placing 9th, Christi finaled in every event she swam, also placing 13th in the 100 breast, and 11th in the 200 IM.

 

Swimming with Julia Michalski, Cassie Rankin, Maggie Ripp, and Stella Kersebet, the girls placed 7th in the 200 and 400 Medley and 8th in the 200 Free relay. Other great swims included Stella breaking 1:00 in the 100 fly,  Stella also placed 12th in the 100 Breast, finaling at night, and 3 girls splitting 24's in the free relay. Luke Bousley on the boys side had a spectacular meet also, finaling for the 1st time at nationals in the 200 IM with a Best Time! He also swam a Best Time in the 100 breast in a 1:01, just missing finals. The boys were just off relay times, but great effort in all of the relays. Tremendous experience for next year, hopefully held in Greensboro, NC. 

 

The  Door County YMCA Swim team had a record setting day at the National meet last week. Chrisi Braun set a new team record in the 400 IM and placed sixth overall. She also broke a team record in the 200 breast with a ninth place finish. Braun also placed 13th in the 100 breast and 11th in the 200 IM. 

 

DCY aso placed seventh in both the 200 and 400 Medley and eighth in the 200 free relay. The relay team was comprised of Julia Michalski, Cassie Rankin, Maggie Ripp, and Stella Kersebet. Stella Kersebet placed 12th in the 100 breast. 

 

Luke Bousley had a great boys swim meet, nearly making the finals in the 100 breast. Jacob Norton placed 15th in the 100 breast, while Drew Rass placed 17th and 14th in the 200 breast. The boys relays placed 9th in both the 200 free and medley relays. Those relays were composed of Luke Bousley, Jacob Norton, Conner Thompson, Drew Rass, and Ethan Almstadt.

 

Soccer preview: Gibraltar/Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay in action

Gibraltar/Sevastopol looks to continue their season and Sturgeon Bay hopes to keep their winning streak alive in high school soccer action on Thursday.

 

The Vikineers will return a trip to Gresham to take on Bowler/Gresham after the two sides played against each other earlier this month. That was followed by a pair of cancellations against Kewaunee and Green Bay West. The opening touch is set for 4:30 p.m.

 

The Clippers hope to keep the offense rolling after scoring 12 goals earlier this week when they play at Ron Rubick Municipal Field against Manitowoc Lincoln. The first whistle is set for 6:30 p.m.

 

A match between Kewaunee and Green Bay West has been cancelled. 

Gamblers' winning streak snapped

One bad period was all it took to see a four-game winning streak disappear in a 6-2 loss for the Green Bay Gamblers against the Dubuque Fighting Saints Wednesday night.

 

Jake Schmaltz opened things up with the Gamblers with his 16th goal of the season before the Fighting Saints tied the game late in the first period. That was the first of six unanswered goals in the game, including three alone in the second period. The Gamblers would not score again until Schmaltz found the back of the net for the second time with six minutes remaining in the game. Jackson Kunz registered assists on both goals while Camden Thiesing had a hand in the second tally. Aaron Davis collected 34 saves on 40 shots in the loss.

 

The Gamblers will have the day off on Thursday before continuing their regular season-ending home slate on Friday against Team USA. You will be able to listen to Tobin Meyer on the call at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

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Brewers stall out in rivalry loss

After a two run inning to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Brewers were unable to find their bats again, getting just three hits in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Luis Urias belted a two run home run in the bottom of the second that scored Manny Pina and that would be all the scoring for Milwaukee. 

 

The Brewers would retain the lead after giving up one run in the top of the fourth inning, but in the top of the eighth inning the Brewers would be taken over, giving up two more runs. Chicago would hold the 3-2 lead until the end and claim victory. Milwaukee is now 6-5 on the season and will finish out their series against the Cubs on Wednesday at 12:40 PM in Milwaukee.

 

Soccer: Luders ties school record in dominant win

The Sturgeon Bay boys soccer team cruised to double digits in a 12-0 victory over North Fond du Lac-Oakfield. Ben Luders tied the school record for goals in a single game with five. Carson Dvorak nearly did the same as he had four. Spencer Hubbard also had a productive day with two goals. Robert Alas also tallied a goal. Joe Wind had a great day in the net with a shutout. 

 

The win moves the Clippers winning streak to four. Sturgeon Bay is now 4-1 on the season. Their next matchup will be against Ashwaubenon on Saturday. The game is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM.

 

Volleyball: Area teams season comes to close

Sevastopol’s memorable Spring season ended with a 1-1 day at the sectional tournament and a chance to participate in the sectional championship. In the first match, Sevastopol swept Mayville, winning the first set 26-24. The next two sets were more lopsided with wins of 25-11 and 25-15. 

 

In the match to win sectionals, the Pioneers took St. Mary’s Springs to four sets. The first set went 27-25 in Springs’ favor, the next set would go Sevastopol’s way with a 25-18 win. In set three and set four it would be Springs on top with a 25-21 and 25-20 victory. The Pioneers finish the season with a 14-4 record and a runner-up finish at the sectional tournament. 

 

Algoma’s improbable run would fall short in the championship match. To begin sectionals, they beat Gresham Community in four sets. They took the first two sets 25-20 and 25-19 before Gresham got on the board with a 25-21 victory to stay alive. It would be all Algoma in set four as they rolled for a 25-6 win. 

 

In the title, Algoma would fall to Washburn 25-11, 25-15, and 25-6. Algoma would go from a struggling regular season to a mighty postseason run. The Wolves are recognized as sectional runner-ups.

 

 

Cullen, Kurek top field in Green Bay

The Kewaunee cross country teams used strong pack running to capture both races hosted by Green Bay West Tuesday afternoon.

 

In the boys' race, Kewaunee's Cameron Cullen tackled the 5K course in 17:57, winning the race by over a minute over Green Bay West's Alexander Knutson. The Storm placed four in the top ten, capturing the race with 26 points while Green Bay West scored 39 points and Green Bay East 56 points. Gibraltar, Sturgeon  Bay, and Gibraltar did not have enough runners to score.

 

 

In the girls' division, Kewaunee won as a team by default with 15 points, but it was Sturgeon Bay's Julia Kurek winning the race with a 5K time of 22:52. That was about 90 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, Gibraltar's Betsy Lecy.

 

Many of these same teams will race against each other next Tuesday in Kewaunee.

 

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Gibraltar recap

Sturgeon Bay recap

Kewaunee Recap

Full Boys Results

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Six is Brewers' magic number verse rival

A six-run sixth inning was the formula in the Milwaukee Brewers win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Milwaukee trailed 1-0 after the top of the fourth inning, but the entire trajectory of the game would flip in the bottom of the sixth inning. Luis Urias would kick the door open with a three-RBI double that scored Lorenzo Cain, Billy McKinney, and Daniel Robertson. Luis Urias would come around to score the fourth run on a wild pitch. Jackie Bradley Jr. would hit a three-bagger that would send Avisail Garcia home and make the game 5-1 and to top off the scoring in the inning Keston Hiura would hit an RBI single that scored Jackie Bradley Jr. The Brewers would hold the 6-1 lead until the top of the ninth inning. The Cubs would score two runs but Josh Hader would close the game afterward, and Milwaukee would win 6-3.

Soccer preview: Door County teams in action

Door County's two soccer team will make their way to pitch on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Sturgeon Bay will look to continue its winning streak with a 7 p.m. match at North Fond du Lac High School. 

 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol will play its second match of the season when it plays at Ashwaubenon beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Cross country preview: Local teams head to Green Bay

The area's three active cross country teams will race against a trio of Green Bay teams on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Gibraltar, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay will join Green Bay East, Green Bay West, and Providence Academy for a 5K race at Green Bay's Colburn Park. The Storm and the Clippers have already faced Green Bay East this year while the Vikings raced against its Packerland foes in its first race of the season last week in Kewaunee.

 

Two races are tentatively being scheduled for the meet hosted by Green Bay West beginning at 4 p.m.

Volleyball preview: State trip on the line for Sevastopol, Algoma

The Sevastopol Pioneers and the Algoma Wolves could be heading to either Kettle Moraine or Beaver Dam after Tuesday night as they prepare for their WIAA Volleyball sectional matchups.

 

Algoma will travel to Elcho as the number three seed to face second-seeded Gresham in the sectional semifinals. A win would put them back on the bus to Crandon to face either top-seeded Washburn or number 4 seed Chequamegon at 7 p.m.

 

Sevastopol will face Mayville at 4 p.m. at New Holstein. A win would put them on the bus to Chilton for a match against either top-seeded St. Mary's Springs or Campbellsport at 7 p.m. 

 

Picture courtesy of Algoma Wolves Volleyball Facebook page

Three YMCA Gymnasts earn six gold medals

Three Door County YMCA Striver Gymnasts captured a total of six Gold medals this past weekend at the 32nd Annual Wisconsin State Badger Games in Medford, Wisconsin. Level 8 Senior gymnast, Miya Eliyha  grabbed Gold on the Floor Exercise with a score of 9.35.  Eliyha won gold on the Balance Beam  scoring 8.65. Level 6 gymnast, Daylia Sund captured Gold on three events. Sund scored 9.5 on the Floor Exercise,  she won the Vault with a 9.15, and earned Gold in the All-Around scoring 36.00.  Excel Gold gymnast Julia Gregory won her Gold medal on the Balance Beam scoring 9.10.

 

A total of ten Door County YMCA Gymnasts made their way to Medford to compete in the games. The Strivers Gymnastic Team captured a total of six event Championship Titles and arrived home with 33 individual medals. All ten gymnasts earned medals within a top ten ranking.  The Level 6 Girls team captured a 5th place Team Title scoring 101.95. There were 13 teams in the Level 6 competition. Individual medalists for the Strivers were:

 

Excel Silver:   Shaylyn Asher,  4th on Floor and 9th in the All Around

                    Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer 3rd on Vault, 4th on Beam , 5th on Floor and 6th in the All Around

 

Excel Gold:    Estelle Duerst, 2nd on Beam and 8th in the All Around

                    Shylee Asher,  4th on Vault, 6th on Beam, and 8th in the All Around

                    Julia Gregory,  1st on Beam, 2nd on Floor, 8th on Bars, 9th on Vault and 5th in the All Around

 

Level 6:         Lauren Pratt, 5th on Bars and 10th in the All Around

                    Amira Anschutz, 4th on Floor, 5th on Beam, and 8th in the All Around

                    Sophia Sternard, 4th on Vault, 7th on Bars, 9th in the All Around

                    Daylia Sund, 1st on Floor, 1st on Vault, 1st in the All Around, 2nd on Beam, and 2nd on Bars

 

Level 8:        Miya Eliyha, 1st on Floor, 1st on Beam, 4th on Vault, and 9th in the All Around.

 

Gymnasts compete in levels based on their personal skill set. Within each level, the gymnasts are awarded based on age groups. Groups can range from 10 years and younger, 11 to 14 years 15 to 17 years and 18 and over. Each age group within each level, had an average of 19-25 gymnasts competing. Team totals are tallied within the individual levels. Team totals can range from the top 2 scores to the top 4 scores depending on the number of gymnasts within the level.  Due to Covid restrictions, the YMCA of the USA cancelled the State and National Competitions for the 2020-2021 season.

 

The Door County YMCA: For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Driven by its founding mission, the Door County YMCA has 150 full and part-time staff serving over 7,000 members in Door County from facilities in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay in a broad range of programming for all ages. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.

 

 

Level 6 team

 

Level 8  Miya Eliyha

 

Silver Team 

 Shaylyn Asher,

Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer

Volleyball sectional brackets released for Algoma, Sevastopol

The area's two remaining volleyball teams know their path to the state volleyball tournament after learning their sectional assignments for Tuesday over the weekend.

 

On one side of the bracket, Algoma will travel to Elcho as the number three seed to face second seeded Gresham in the sectional semifinals. A win would put them back on the bus to Crandon to face either top seeded Washburn or number 4 seed Chequamegon at 7 p.m. The Wolves earned their spot in sectionals with a a 25-22, 25-13, 25-19 win over Kewaunee and a 25-10, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18 win over Oneida Nation as the fourth seed.

 

On the other side of the bracket, Sevastopol swept Southern Door 25-13, 25-13, 25-22 and Sturgeon Bay 25-19, 25-17, 25-17 to earn their number two seed. They will face Mayville at 4 p.m. at New Holstein. A win would put them on the bus to Chilton for a match against either top-seeded St. Mary's Springs or Campbellsport at 7 p.m. 

Glory to play season at Capital Credit Union Park

The Green Bay Glory women's professional soccer team has a new home for the 2021 season.

 

The Glory announced last week it will be playing its home games at Capital Credit Union Park after playing its inaugural season at Aldo Santaga Stadium on the campus of UW-Green Bay. Capital Credit Union Park is the current home of the Green Bay Booyah of the Northwoods League (baseball) and the Green Bay Voyageurs of the USL League 2.

 

The Glory will play their first home game at Capital Credit Union Park on June 13th against the Milwaukee Torrent. 

Brewers rotation continues silent treatment, beat Cards

The Milwaukee Brewers' rotation is showing no signs of slowing down after they beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Brewers opened the game scoring seven unanswered runs in the first two frames, anchored by home runs by Avisail Garcia and Travis Shaw. The Cardinals would cut into the lead later on an RBI groundout in the bottom of the second and a run-scoring double in the sixth. Manny Pina put icing on the win with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth. 

 

Brett Anderson sparkled in his second outing of the year, giving up just one run on five hits in five innings. Over the last five starts, the Brewers rotation has an ERA of 0.32. They look to continue that string of success tonight at American Family Field when the Chicago Cubs come to town for a 6:40 p.m. first pitch. 

Bucks stifle Magic

The Milwaukee Bucks used 19 three-pointers to rout the Orlando Magic on the road 124-87.

 

Ten different players hit shots from behind the arc, including at least three from Pat Connaughton and Bobby Portis. Six different players reached double figures on the Giannis-free evening, including a team-high 21 points from Khris Middleton. The Bucks outscored the Magic by almost 20 points in the first and final frames of the game to put the game well out of reach. Mo Bamba scored 21 points for the Magic, who have won only two of its nine games since trading a handful of its stars at the trade deadline. The win broke a three-game skid for the Bucks, which have played the last five games without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is out with a sore knee.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Wednesday when they play at the Minnesota Timberwolves before playing the next night against Atlanta. 

Volleyball: Pioneers crowned champs

The Sevastopol Pioneers swept through their regional tournament on their home court on Saturday and will advance to sectionals. In the first round, the Pioneers beat Southern Door in three seats, ending the Eagles season. Sevastopol broke down the Eagles in the first two sets, winning each of them 25-13. The third and final set was much closer, but Sevastopol would still get the victory, 25-22. Against the Eagles, Madi Volkmann had 19 kills, Emma Stueber contributed 20 assists and 3 serves, Bailey Rikkola had 18 digs and Bekah 

 

In the title game, Sevastopol was able to get their vengeance over Sturgeon Bay. In the game that had the most at stake, the Pioneers downed the Clippers in three sets. Sevastopol won set one 25-19, then won the following two 25-17. In the championship matchup, Sasha Laaksonen had 20 assists, Sam Differt had 13 kills, Madi Volkmann had 10 kills, Bailey Rikkola racked up 17 digs, and Zoe Kuehn had five blocks. 

 

With the wins the Pioneers are now a successful 13-3 on the season. They also advance to sectionals where they face Chilton on Tuesday.

 

Gamblers earn sweep

In a weekend series in Michigan playing against Team USA, the Gamblers scored five goals for their second straight game on Saturday. In the Saturday matchup, Green Bay did not need to rely on late game magic like they did on Friday. The Gamblers started fast, leading 3-1 after the first period with goals from Ryan Kirwan who now has 19 on the season as well as John Mittelstadt, and Kyler Grundy each getting one. Team USA would score a goal in the second period to bring the game to a 3-2 score at the second intermission. 

 

In the third period, Cam Thiesing would also score his 19th goal of the season. Mason Lohrei also tallied a goal and the Gamblers won 5-2. They return to the Resch Center on Wednesday and will be at home in their next four contests.

 

Bats hot in Brewers victory

In their second of a three-game series against their divisional opponent on Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers moved to 4-4 on the season with a 9-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. In the opening half inning in St. Louis, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single that would score Christian Yelich for the game’s first run. Christian Yelich would score again in the top of the fifth, on an Avisail Garcia two-run homerun. The Brewers would then lead 3-0 until the bottom of the sixth when the Cardinals would put up two, tightening Milwaukee’s lead. 

 

Milwaukee would quickly answer in the top of the seventh with a five run inning. Avisail Garcia followed his fifth-inning home run with a seventh inning double which would score Jackie Bradley and Christian Yelich. Keston Hiura would have his first homer of the season in the top of the seventh, and Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez would each score on the blast. Milwaukee would carry a 8-2 lead until the top of the eighth. In the eighth inning, Avisail Garcia would draw a bases loaded walk, scoring Luis Urias to make it 9-2 Milwaukee out in front. The Cardinals would score three in the bottom of the eight inning and that would end the scoring. 

 

Milwaukee will play St. Louis in Busch Stadium at 1:15 PM on Sunday. 

 

Vikings' rally falls short against Oakfield on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar came up just short Saturday afternoon in Kewaskum as they fell to Oakfield 36-32.

 

Quarterback Luke Steebs opened the scoring up with a 10-yard scamper to the endzone to give the Vikings the early lead. The Oaks scored 16 unanswered points thanks to the legs of Hunter Sabel and Jack Fox before Steebs found the endzone again from four yards out. Grant Bass capped off the scoring in the first half with a one-yard touchdown to give the Oaks a 24-12 lead at the break. 

 

The Oaks opened up the lead to 30-12 when Bass found wide receiver Mason Tapp for the 25-yard passing touchdown.  The Vikings returned volley almost immediately with Sam Lindenberg finding a seam and galloping his way to the endzone from 60 yards out. Later in the quarter, the Oaks matched that run and then some when Fox broke several tackles on a 3rd and 5 and scored from 70 yards out. Steebs would account for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter with one through the air and another on the ground to get the score to 36-32. An onside kick attempt scooted out of bounds to end the threat and the game for the Vikings as they fall to 0-2 on the truncated spring season.

 

The Vikings are back in action on Friday night when they host Sturgeon Bay at Sevastopol. 103.3 The Clipper and 105.1 The GOAT will carry the action beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Late game heroics lift Gamblers

Two goals within forty seconds of each other in the final minute was the difference-maker in the Green Bay Gamblers 5-4 win over Team USA. Mason Lohrei scored the tying goal with fifty-five seconds left. The game-winner would be scored with just fifteen seconds to go by Victor Mancini. Damien Carfagna, Jake Schmaltz, and Alex Servagno also scored a goal. Jesse Tucker also became the organization’s all-time leader in career assists with eighty-five. The Gamblers will face off against Team USA on Saturday at 6:00 PM in Plymouth, MI.

Bucks drop third straight

Milwaukee returned home from their west-coast road trip on Friday, but couldn’t leave their recent struggles there. Friday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets marked their third straight. Milwaukee was without their big three in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton in their 127-119 loss. After one quarter, Charlotte had a five-point advantage, up 32-27. They would extend the lead to eleven at the halftime break with the score 66-55 in favor of the Hornets. They would separate even further in the third quarter and go into the final quarter up 100-81. Milwaukee would inch closer in the fourth quarter, but not close enough as they would take the eight-point loss. 

 

Jordan Nwora would take advantage of the increased playing time, leading Bucks scorers with 24. Jeff Teague would score 19 and Brynn Forbes would also have 18 of his own. The Bucks are still in third place in the East standings and four games out of the top spot. Their record is 32-20 and they will head to Florida on Sunday to face the Orlando Magic. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM. 

 

Brewers facing Cardinals off rest day

The Milwaukee Brewers have been up and down through their first seven games this season, and coming off a day of rest will look to get their first win over their division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be the second of a three-game series and their second of four straight NL Central series.. The Brewers last outing was a Thursday loss to the Cards, 3-1. Milwaukee is still looking for consistency in their bats, especially after trading infielder Orlando Arcia. Projected to get his second start of the season will be Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser. The right-handed pitcher is 0-1 so far this season after losing his season debut against the Minnesota Twins. 

 

The Crew are 3-4 in the early going of the season. The first pitch for Saturday and Sunday is scheduled for 1:15 PM.

 

Sevastopol, Kewaunee sights for regional volleyball

Teams from the Packerland Conference are split into two groups that will play at two different locations on Saturday, as each team fights for a chance to extend their season. Sevastopol earned a top seed in their tournament with a 4-1 conference record. They will host a Southern Door team that is heating up at the right time. Sevastopol has won the previous two matchups against Southern Door. Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay will also square off at 4:00 in the Sevastopol gymnasium. The winners of these two games will fight for the regional championship at 7:30 PM. 

 

In the other regional bracket at Kewaunee High School, Kewaunee will face Algoma at 10:00 AM for the second time in as many nights. Menominee Indian and Oneida Nation will also play each other at 1:00 PM. The championship of this regional will begin at 4:00 PM. Both of the regional tournaments are one-day tournaments.

 

Late field goal defeats Kewaunee

Though they didn’t end the game on top, Kewaunee came sprinting out of the gate in Friday’s matchup against Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay. The Storm took the opening play from scrimmage fifty-five yards on a touchdown pass from Mitchell Thompson to Alex Rohr. Just five plays later Anthony Jerabeck would pick off a Sam Lagowski pass and Kewaunee would take over in good field position. On a fourth and one, Jack Severin would find a crease on a dive and take it forty-one yards to the house. Within their first five offensive plays, the Storm would hold a 14-0 lead. With a chance to go up three scores, Kewaunee would have their lone turnover, when Notre Dame’s Keegan King would jump a slant to intercept a Mitchell Thompson pass. 

 

Notre Dame would eventually get on the board on a four yard TD run from Will Zellner, which would be the first of his three. Before the halftime whistle Zellner would find the endzone again and after a blocked PAT, Kewaunee would go into halftime up 14-13. Neither team would score in the third quarter. Zellner would score on a twenty-three yard TD run in the fourth quarter with over eight minutes to go. The score was set up by excellent field position after a Keegan King blocked a Kewaunee punt. After a failed two point try, Notre Dame would have their first lead, 20-19. 

 

The Storm would surge back the next possession, taking over five minutes off the clock. The drive would be capped off by Alex Rohr’s second touchdown reception of the evening with 3:09 left to go. The Storm would go up 20-19. They would not convert the two point conversion, which proved costly. Notre Dame would methodically move the ball down the field and with eleven seconds left Aiden Wolfram would connect on a thirty-nine yard field goal. Notre Dame would win the game 22-20 and Kewaunee’s record would drop to 2-1. 

 

 

Soccer: Clippers squeak past Appleton East

Sturgeon Bay soccer was able to take down an Appleton East squad 3-2 on Thursday. Ben Luders, Gavin Fernandez, and Spencer Hubbard each scored a goal. This marks three straight wins for the Clippers who are now 3-1. The Clips will face North Fon Du Lac on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

Brewers unable to help Burnes

Corbin Burnes had a dominant day on the mound for the Brewers on Thursday, but it didn’t earn him the victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. After the Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, they would be unable to cross the plate again. In the third inning Keston Hiura scored on a St. Louis error. Burnes would go six innings on the bump and allow just one hit and no runs. After his exit, the Brewers gave up a run in the seventh and the game would be tied. St. Louis gave themselves a cushion with two runs in the bottom of the eighth on their way to a 3-1 victory. 

 

The Brewers get Friday off before playing St. Louis again on Saturday at 1:15 PM. The Brewers are now 3-4 this season.

 

Football preview: Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay play on NEW Radio Sports Network

The NEW Radio Sports Network will air three games this weekend, including two on Friday night.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Paul Schmitt and Tanner Bickford will have the call from Green Bay as the Kewaunee Storm look to improve to 3-0 as they battle Notre Dame Academy.

 

Across town on 104.1 WRLU, Brady Tooley and Reece Robillard will be high above Capital Credit Union Park with the action between Sturgeon Bay and NEW Lutheran.

 

Coverage for both games starts at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kick-off at 7 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Tim Kowols and Tanner Bickford will be live in Kewaskum on 105.1 The GOAT for Gibraltar's matinee matchup against Oakfield. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Sevastopol also has a 1 p.m. game Saturday in Chequamegon against the Screaming Eagles.

Gamblers play weekend set against Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers will play their first games in almost two weeks Friday and Saturday when they visit Plymouth, Mich. to play the Team USA U-17 squad.

 

The Gamblers had an unscheduled week off last weekend due to COVID-19 protocols against the Youngstown Phantoms. Head coach and general manager Pat Mikesch gave the team off with the option of having voluntary workouts. He hopes the time off does the team well.

They will face a U-17 squad that lost four of its six games in the month of March, including a 4-2 decision against the Gamblers on March 27th at the Resch Center. Mickesh says it is a talented group, but the Gamblers need to impose their will on them to be successful.

The puck will drop at 6:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. You can listen to our full interview with Mikesch on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Tennis: Kewaunee heads to Green Bay

Kewaunee girls tennis will head to Green Bay on Thursday for their second bout with Green Bay West High School. This is their second match in Green Bay in as many weeks. Kewaunee High School also took on Green Bay East on Thursday. The match is scheduled for 4:00 PM. at the Green Bay West tennis courts.

Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay run at Kewaunee Thursday

The Kewaunee Storm cross country team will hold its second cross country meet of the season on Thursday when Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar pay a visit.

 

The Storm came across two tough teams its last time out racing against state powerhouse Green Bay Preble and Manitowoc Lutheran.  Sturgeon Bay was unable to field a complete team in the meet featuring a 5K course. Thursday marks the first time Gibraltar runners have tackled a race since the 2019 sectional meet in Manitowoc.

 

The first race begins at 4:30 p.m.

Soccer: Clippers look to continue their roll

Coming off a dominant 10-1 victory on the road, Sturgeon Bay soccer will look to continue that dominance at Appleton East on Thursday. Sturgeon Bay lost their opener but has won two straight, against Green Bay East and Clintonville. This is the first of back to back game days, as the Clippers will also play Gibraltar on Friday. Their opponent, Appleton East, has also lost to a familiar opponent in Notre Dame of Green Bay. Appleton East has lost their only other contest to Bay Port. The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Volleyball preview: Local teams gear up for Saturday's regional

Four of the six area high school volleyball teams will be in action on Thursday night ahead of Saturday's regionals.

 

Sturgeon Bay will travel to Kewaunee for the only match between Packerland opponents. In true non-conference action, Sevastopol stays at home to battle Gresham while Southern Door will visit Clintonville. The opening serves for all three matches will take place at 7 p.m.

 

Kewaunee and Sevastopol will serve as the hosts for two regional sites on Saturday. Kewaunee is the #1 seed and will face Algoma in the first round at 10 a.m. before facing the winner of Oneida Nation and Menominee Indian at 4 p.m. On the other side of the bracket, Sevastopol will hold a home-court advantage when they open up play against Southern Door at 1 p.m. Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay will play each other at 4:00 p.m. before the winner plays either the Pioneers or the Eagles at 7:30 p.m.   

 

 

Brewers blank Cubs

A Travis Shaw first inning home run and a dominant day on the mound was the recipe for success for the Brewers on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Freddy Peralta went five innings and struck out eight, while allowing just a hit and no runs. After a three run shot from Shaw in the top of the first, the Brewers were on cruise control until the top of the fourth when Omar Narvaez would drive one over the centerfield fence. 

 

On the day of trading Orlando Arcia, the Brewers would shut out the Chicago Cubs, winning 4-0. The win snaps a three game losing streak and improves Milwaukee’s early season record to 2-3. The Brewers will finish their series at Wrigley Field on Wednesday at 1:20 PM.  

 

Bucks fall in nailbiter

The Milwaukee Bucks have been tested with close matchups along their west road trip, and Tuesday was no exception. In their 122-121 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the game was close throughout. After the first quarter, the Bucks were down 28-26. At the intermission, the game was 53-51 in Golden State’s favor. Going into the fourth quarter, the Bucks had pulled ahead, up 89-83 after the third quarter. The Bucks would lead by double digits midway through the fourth quarter, but the Warriors would storm back in the final four minutes to close the deficit. The Warriors would take a one point advantage with 7.7 seconds left and the Bucks last second attempt to win was no good. 

 

The loss drops the Bucks record to 32-18. Milwaukee is still in third place in the NBA’s eastern conference. Milwaukee will continue their road trip when they take on the Mavericks on Thursday at 8:00 PM.

 

Badgers legend calling it a career

After thirty years of serving the University of Wisconsin athletics department, Barry Alvarez, who is responsible for bringing the football program to prominence, is riding off into the sunset. Alvarez was the head coach of the football team for 16 seasons and brought the Badgers three Big Ten titles as well as three Rose Bowl titles. Alvarez’ last two seasons as head coach were also split with Athletic Director duties. Beginning in 2006, Alvarez moved to AD full time.

 

The 74-year old Alvarez will hang it up officially on June 30, though the retirement press conference was held on Tuesday.

 

 

Volleyball: Eagles impress in home finale

After dropping the first set to Kewaunee in their final home game this season, Southern Door put together three straight sets to capture a four set victory. The Storm won the opening set 25-14. After, the Eagles climbed back to tie the match with a 25-21 win. In set three, it was the Eagles taking full control with a 25-16 win. To seal the match, the Eagles won the fourth set 25-19. The win makes the Eagles overall record 7-3 and they will take on Clintonville on Thursday in Clintonville. Kewaunee is now 4-4 this season and will host Sturgeon Bay on Thursday.

Volleyball: Clippers, Pioneers share Packerland crown

In a much-anticipated matchup between the Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol volleyball teams on Monday, it was the Clippers who won to secure a share of the conference title. Sturgeon Bay also captured the regular-season sweep. The first set went the Pioneers way, as they would take it 25-22. Sturgeon Bay took care of business in the second set with a 25-13 win. Sturgeon Bay took the match lead in the third set with a 25-16 win. Sevastopol wouldn’t go away, however, as they’d even the match at two sets apiece in a 25-21 victory. 

 

In the set to decide the Packerland regular-season crown, the Clippers would take back control and win 15-10 in set five. The Clippers were led in kills by Hannah Sternard and Carly Wodack with 14 each, Lauren Alger contributed 19 assists and Hannah Sternard had a great night as a backstop with 32 digs. For Sevastopol, Madi Volkmann and Sam Differt led the way with 16 kills each, Emma Stueber had 17 assists and 3 aces, Rebekah Andreae had a handful of blocks, and Bailey Rikkola had 23 digs. 

 

Sturgeon Bay is 7-3 on the season and Sevastopol is 10-3. Both teams are 4-1 in conference play,  which is the Pioneers and the Clippers will share the Packerland title. Sturgeon Bay will take on Green Bay East on Tuesday, while Sevastopol will look to rebound against Gresham Community on Thursday.

 

In other Packerland Conference action, Kewaunee will visit Southern Door and Algoma battling Gibraltar with the opening serves slated for 7 p.m.

 

A previous version of this story had Sturgeon Bay as the sole Packerland Conference champion. Packerland Conference Commissioner Mike Holtz has informed the Clippers and the Pioneers that they will share the title as a result of their 4-1 conference records. We apologize for the confusion.

Clippers soccer cruise past Truckers

The offensive attack for the Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer was just too much for host Clintonville as they went on to win by a 10-1 score.

 

Their next game will be on Thursday when they travel to face Appleton East at 7 p.m.

Bucks continue west roadtrip versus Warriors

Milwaukee has been on a roll in the west coast, and will look to win a fourth straight game when they face the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. The Warriors are 23-27 on the season, which is an improvement from their injury plagued season a year ago, but still a far cry from the team that ran the NBA’s western conference for several years. Milwaukee comes into Tuesday’s matchup on a three game win streak and are 32-17 this season. The Bucks are in third place in the East conference and just two games out of first place. 

 

Tip-off is set to take place at the Oracle Arena and the game will begin at 9:00 PM.

 

Brewers have first rivalry game

The early going of the 2021 baseball season renewed the Milwaukee Brewers rivalry with the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Milwaukee headed to Wrigley Field for the first of a three game series. A big fourth inning for the Cubs was the difference maker in Monday’s game, as the Brewers gave up three home runs in the bottom of the inning and the Cubs would take a 4-0 lead. Milwaukee would regain life in the top of the seventh inning when Omar Narvaez would bring home Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia on a three run blast over the right field fence. 

 

That wouldn’t be enough as Chicago scored the final run of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning and clinged to the lead for a 5-3 win. After a season opening win, the Brewers have dropped three straight, and are 1-3. The Brewers will take on the Cubs on Tuesday at 6:40 PM.

 

Volleyball preview: Sturgeon Bay battles Sevastopol ahead of tournament start

Two of the better teams in the Packerland Conference battle on Monday night ahead of the start of the WIAA Alternative Fall Season Tournament.

 

Both teams have had long layoffs in between matches thanks to spring break schedules. The Clippers are 6-3 and last won on March 22nd with a 3-0 sweep of Algoma. The Pioneers are 10-2 on the year and swept Southern Door its last time out on March 29th. Both teams have lost just once in conference play. The first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

 

There are several matches lined up this week ahead of the scheduled start of the WIAA Alternative Fall Season Tournament. On one side of the bracket, the first two rounds will be a Door County/Packerland Conference affair with Sevastopol battling Southern Door and Gibraltar playing Sturgeon Bay in Division 2. The winners will play a second time that same day for a chance to go to sectionals. In a different part of the bracket, Kewaunee and Algoma will face each other before potentially playing either Menominee Indian or Oneida Nation in the regional finals. The regional semis will start at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with the championship taking place at 7 p.m.

Run The Door adds new points races

The Run the Door Series will have some new races on its calendar in 2021.

 

The friendly competition among Door County runners was much like its races and was virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic. The 2021 slate already has some modifications due to the ongoing pandemic. The Southern Door Eagles Trot and the Hog Wild 5K has been canceled for 2021 while the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K has been moved to October 30th. 

 

The first points race of the year will be the YMCA Blossom Run 5 Mile, 2 Mile, Kids Run, which will take place virtually May 6th-9th. Two new races will debut this spring with the Run the Door “Fund” Run, 5K, Sturgeon Bay scheduled for May 15th and the Jacksonport Lake to Lake 10K, 2 Mile on May 29th.

 

You can find the full schedule below:

RUN THE DOOR 2021 SCHEDULE (UPDATED AS OF MARCH 31)

APRIL 24 --Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot, 2 Mile,  Brussels.  CANCELED FOR 2021

 

MAY 1 -- Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Ephraim. POSTPONED TO OCT. 30

 

MAY 6-9-- YMCA Blossom Run 5 Mile, 2 Mile, Kids Run, Egg Harbor. HAS GONE VIRTUAL FOR 2021 POINTS EVENT!

 

MAY 15—NEW! Run the Door “Fund” Run, 5K, Sturgeon Bay (9:30 a.m.) Start and finish at Bay Shore Outfitters. Details and registration link to come. POINTS EVENT!

 

MAY 29-- NEW! Jacksonport Lake to Lake 10K, 2 Mile, Jacksonport (9 a.m.). POINTS EVENT! Note: Maifest Run on May 30 has been canceled for 2021.

 

JUNE 5— Hog Wild 10K, 5K, Kids Run, Sturgeon Bay. CANCELED FOR 2021

 

JUNE 19-- Crossroads Trail Run 10K, 5K and 2K Fun Run,  Sturgeon Bay. Similar format to last year. POINTS EVENT!

 

JULY 4-- Hairpin Run 5K (Not confirmed), Fish Creek.

 

JULY 10-- Belgian Days, 4 Mile,  2 Mile Run/Walk (Not confirmed), Brussels.

 

JULY 24-- Washington Island Rec. Run 10K, 5K, 2K, Washington Island.

 

AUG. 14 -- Shanty Days 5K, Kids Run, Algoma.

 

SEPT. 25 -- Hey, Hey 5K, Baileys Harbor.

 

OCT. 9 -- Run Wild Quarter Marathon, 5K, Kids Run , Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay.

 

OCT. 23—Fall 50 Relay and Individual 50-Mile, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay.

 

OCT. 30—Door County Half-Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, Ephraim, Fish Creek. NEW DATE, ORIGINALLY MAY 1.

 

NOV. 6-- Door County Turkey Trot 4 Mile, 2 Mile, 1 Mile, Institute.

 

NOV. 27—One Barrel 2.62 (Miles) Run, Egg Harbor.

 

DEC. 4 —YMCA Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run (Not confirmed), Fish Creek.

 

DEC. 11 —2021 Post-season Party, Crossroads at Big Creek, County TT and 42-57, Sturgeon Bay.

 

Brewers head out on the road after Twins loss

The Milwaukee Brewers will take their first road trip of the year after losing its rubber match against the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Twins and the Brewers traded tallies early with run-scoring outs in the first and second innings respectively. Manny Pina drove in his first run of the season for the Brewers with an RBI single. The Twins would score five unanswered runs, including a Mitch Garver homer in the fifth and a two-run shot for Miguel Sano in the sixth. The Brewers would score their final run of the day in the bottom of the sixth on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s first home run on his new team. The Twins would tack on two insurance runs in the top of the eighth inning. Adrian Houser was the losing pitcher for the Brewers, giving up two runs in five innings of work. Drew Rasmussen gave up the big inning for the Brewers, surrendering four runs (three earned) on three hits.

 

The Brewers will now head out of Milwaukee for a six-game road trip, beginning with a 6:40 p.m. first pitch against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. 

Packerland volleyball standings at regular season home stretch

Parity has been on display this Volleyball season in the peninsula’s Packerland conference. The most recent standings show a tight race between neighboring schools, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol, who are vying for first place. Sevastopol has a 4-0 conference record and Sturgeon Bay’s is 3-1. The two teams will match up on Monday. They played in a non-conference game earlier this season with Sturgeon Bay securing the win. Several teams in the Packerland have played each other twice but count the first games as non-conference matchups. 

 

Just behind the Clippers and Pioneers are the Eagles of Southern Door with a 2-2 record in conference. Three teams are below .500 but still competitive. Kewaunee’s conference record is 1-2, and they are in fourth place. Gibraltar, who has improved throughout the season, is in fifth place at 2-3 in conference play. Algoma is in search of their first win, and have a Packerland record of 0-4. The wolves came close to their first win against Kewaunee, falling in five sets. They will get their rematch against the Storm on Friday.

 

Quiet bats plague Brewers

After a wild season opener with some late game magic at the plate, the Milwaukee Brewers were nearly kept without a hit in their 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The ballgame was scoreless until the seventh inning when the Twins would get a run in both the seventh and eighth inning. The Brewers were held without a hit until the eighth inning when they got their only hit by Omar Narvaez. The Brewers were unable to capitalize and would be shutout the rest of the way. For the crew, Corbin Burnes had a stellar day on the mound in the losing effort. Burnes went 6.1 innings and recorded 11 strike-outs, giving up just one hit and one earned run.

 

Milwaukee will host the series rubber match verse the Twins on Sunday at 1:10 PM.  

 

Blizzard announce crowd expectations

The Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League announced their expectations this week for fans gathering back in the building within a month. As opposed to the usual ticket stubs that fans have used for years, tickets will be shown at the gates digitally. Other safety instructions include seating pods as an alternative to a packed crowd. Masks will be required except for when eating and drinking, and concession stand lines will require fans to be six feet from others in line. The games will be played at the Resch Center. Tickets for home games are on sale, and the Blizz open their season on Friday, April 23rd when they defend their home turf against the Bismarck Bucks.

Bucks edge Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks are now on a west coast roll with their third straight win, narrowly defeating the Sacramento Kings, 129-128 on Saturday. The game was close throughout, as the Bucks lead 61-57 at the half. Milwaukee would push the lead to 99-91 at the end of the third quarter. In the final frame, Sacramento would storm back but just fall short. Milwaukee would hold on for the one point victory. The Bucks were able to escape with a victory without their MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Jrue Holiday continues to step up for the Bucks, scoring 33 points and tallying 11 assists. Brook Lopez also had a big day on the scoring end with 26 points. Bobby Portis put up 18 points and Donte DiVincenzo grabbed 14 rebounds. 

 

The Bucks are now 32-17 this season and sit at third place in the East Conference behind the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, who are tied at the top of the conference standings. The Bucks continue their west coast run on Tuesday when they take on a struggling Golden State Warriors squad. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 PM.

 

Packers re-sign versatile Defensive Back

In an off-season where the Green Bay Packers have prioritized keeping their own players in house, they continue by signing Safety Will Redmond. Will Redmond is a Safety who has been used in a variety of ways in his three seasons with Green Bay. In his three seasons in green and gold, Redmond has recorded 65 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits, and 2 passes defended. Redmond enters the sixth year of his career and Green Bay is where he has made his longest lasting impression. Redmond was a third round pick by San Francisco in 2016 but never appeared in a game due to injuries. Redmond spent November 2017 to August of 2018 with Kansas City before latching on in Green Bay. A lot of familiar faces will be in the Packers secondary, as they’ve re-signed Kevin King and Chandon Sullivan as well. Redmond, who has provided secondary depth for three seasons, will try to find his niche in new Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry’s defense.

Gamblers goalie gets recognition

Though Green Bay Gamblers goalie Matt Davis won’t get the weekend to defend the net due to the Green Bay Gamblers games against Youngstown being called off, he will get to claim the top spot for goalies in the USHL this weekend. Earlier this week, he was named the USHL Goalie of the week. The twenty year old Calgary native went 2-0 last week, offering a GAA of 1.62 and a 93.5% save percentage. 

 

If all things are clear for next week, the Gamblers will hit the road on April 9th for a back to back against Team USA.

 

Monster day from Giannis lifts Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo showed why he was the MVP last season on Friday when the Milwaukee Bucks made short work of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bucks took a first quarter, 34-21 lead. At the half they lead 60-53. The Bucks separated in the third quarter out-scoring the Blazers by 17. In the fourth, Milwaukee finished off a 127-109 victory. 


 

Giannis was in MVP form on Friday with 47 points and 12 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 22 points and Khris Middleton had 20. The Bucks are 31-17 and in third place in the East conference. The next time they will be in action is on Saturday in Sacramento to face the Kings.

 

Brewers return to series

After a day off following a dramatic season opening win, the Brewers will be back in action on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. The Brewers won 6-5 in extra innings on Thursday, and it was the first time playing in front of fans since the 2019 season. Saturday’s matchup will be the second of a three game series. Each team has played just one game, and the first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 PM at American Family Field. Corbin Burnes is expected to get the start on the mound for Milwaukee.

Clippers soccer get first win

Sturgeon Bay’s boy’s soccer team captured their first win of the season when they defeated Green Bay East on Thursday. The final score was 2-1. The game was their second straight on the road against Green Bay schools, and they split the road series. The Clippers will get Friday and the rest of the weekend off before hitting the field again on Monday. They will hit the road again on Monday to take on Clintonville. Start time is scheduled for 4:30 PM. 

 

Preble tops Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay in cross country

The Green Bay Preble Hornets showed their prowess on the cross country course on Thursday, defeating Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee at Bruemmer Park on Thursday.

 

No results have been posted yet, but the Preble Cross Country Twitter feed posted on Thursday that they won both the boys and girls races. They also boasted the top individual performers with Brett Litkey winning the boys race and Hailey Novitski capturing the girls race.

Brewers win opening day thriller

For the first time in over a year, the Milwaukee Brewers welcomed a crowd back into their stadium, and the crowd of over twelve-thousand was delighted to a dramatic finish. Their opponent, the Minnesota Twins, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning. One of the runs came on a wild pitch by starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff. In the bottom of the third, Kolten Wong would get the Brewers first run of the season when he was walked home. The Twins would give up one run in the ensuing inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Christian Yelich would score for the Brewers on an Omar Narvaez single to make the game 3-2. The Twins lead extended again in the top of the seventh to 5-2 which would be almost enough to put the game out of reach. 

 

Milwaukee stormed back in the bottom of the ninth when Christian Yelich would come through in crunch time with an RBI single that would bring Kolten Wong home for his second run of the day, making the score 5-3. Travis Shaw would have the play of the day with a two-rbi double that would bring across Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich to tie the game at five and send it to extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth inning, Orlando Arcia would put the ball in play and reach on a fielder’s choice, and also score Lorenzo Cain for the winning run. The final score would be 6-5. 

 

Milwaukee is 1-0 on the season and will face the Minnesota Twins on Saturday at 6:10 PM. 

Gamblers' weekend set postponed

For at least the third time this season, the Green Bay Gamblers saw their weekend plans altered due to the coronavirus.

 

The USHL made the announcement Thursday afternoon that the games between the Gamblers and the Youngstown Phantoms would be postponed. Make-up dates have not been set.

 

Earlier in the day, Gamblers Team President Jeff Mitchell shared this message with fans online:

 

Dear Fans,

 

March was a busy month for the Green Bay Gamblers, as the team played 12 games, eight of which at the Resch Center. With 11 games remaining in the regular season, the Gamblers sit in 3rd place in the USHL Eastern Division with a mark of 26-14-3. Top four teams in each division qualify for the playoffs.

On the ice, USA Hockey named Gamblers Head Coach/General Manager Pat Mikesch head coach of Team USHL for the upcoming BioSteel All-American Game, Wednesday, April 7 in Plymouth, Michigan. Team USHL is made up of the top American born players competing in the USHL who are eligible for the NHL Entry Draft. The BioSteel All American Game (Team USHL vs United States U18 Team) will be televised on the NHL Network. Start time 7:05 PM.

 

Mason Lohrei set the team record for points in a season by a defenseman. Lohrei’s 53 points (15 goals & 38 assists) surpassed Derrick LaPoint (Eau Claire, WI), who tallied 49 points during the 2006-2007 campaign. Lohrei (Verona, WI), who five times this year has garnered USHL Defensive Player of the Week honors, leads all USHL defenseman and ranks 6th overall in league scoring. Lohrei was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Along with multiple sellout crowds (2,200), March also featured the 1st Annual We Gotcha’ Girl promotion, which asked fans to donate feminine hygiene products for those in need in our communities across Northeast Wisconsin. The generosity of our fans was evident, as many much-needed products were collected.

 

March 27 was the annual running of the ReschMinster Oaks Wiener Dog Race. Along with the wiener dogs racing on the ice, team also collected pet food and supplies for the Happily, Ever After Animal Sanctuary. Once again, Gambler fans were more than generous.

 

In April, the Gamblers play four home games (4/14, 4/16, 4/17 & 4/19), including the Teddy Bear Toss on the 17th. This year’s toss will look a little different, as opposed to tossing bears on the ice after the Gamblers first goal, team will be collecting stuffed animals prior to the games on April 16 and 17. Only stuffed animals that are brand new (tag still on) and in a plastic bag will be accepted All stuffed animals collected are donated to Pediatric Care patients at Aurora BayCare.

 

For a list of home games, start times and ticket information go to the team’s webpage www.gamblershockey.com or Facebook page

 

Green Bay Gamblers Hockey

 

On behalf of the Green Bay Gamblers, thank you for supporting our program.

 

All the Best,

 

Jeff Mitchell

President

Green Bay Gamblers

 

 

Football Round-Up: Kewaunee wins on 102.1 MORE FM, Sturgeon Bay falls on The Clipper

Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay got their games in Thursday night on the NEW Radio Sports Network before the Easter holiday.

 

The Kewaunee Storm rolled to an easy 43-6 victory over the Menominee Indian Eagles in Spring Football season on 102.1 More FM. We will carry next week's game on 102.1 MORE FM when the Storm plays its first true road contest of the season against Notre Dame Academy.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers could not get enough stops in its 64-52 loss to Oakfield at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon on Thursday night on 103.3 The Clipper. We will carry next week's game against NEW Lutheran on 103.3 The Clipper. 

 

The NEW Radio Sports Network will also carry next week's Gibraltar football game on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com when the Vikings travel to face Oakfield Saturday afternoon.

Brewers host opening day

In what will be the home game under the stadium name American Family Field, the Milwaukee Brewers will take on the Minnesota Twins. There will be limited capacity for fans at the ballpark. For fans watching in the stands or elsewhere, it will be an unfamiliar sight without Ryan Braun on the opening day roster. 

 

Both teams are looking to make a stronger impression on the season this year, as they were both swept in the first round of their respective playoff series. Brandon Woodruff is the expected starting pitcher for the Brewers in the opener, as Kenta Maeda is expected to throw for the Twins. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM.

 

Bucks end losing streak

The Milwaukee Bucks took advantage of the opportunity to get back on the winning track against an ailing Los Angeles Lakers team. The Lakers were without superstars Lebron James and Anthony Davis, and the Bucks took control for a 112-97 win that snapped a three game losing streak. The Bucks were down 30-24 after the first quarter but outscored the Lakers by 14 in the second quarter and ran away from there. 

 

For Milwaukee, Jrue Holiday was the leading scorer with 28. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 and Kris Middleton also scored 17. Milwaukee is in third place in the NBA East conference with a record of 30-17. The Bucks will take the court Saturday when they continue their west road trip against the Portland Trailblazers. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM.

 

Kewaunee girls tennis heads to Green Bay

In a return to action, the Kewaunee girls tennis team will go to Green Bay and battle the Green Bay West varsity squad. The opener will be the first of two straight matches in Green Bay to start the season. The match will start at 4:00 PM. at the Green Bay East tennis courts.

Sturgeon Bay soccer in pursuit of first win

After a season opening loss, the defending champion Sturgeon Bay Clippers will hit the road again to attempt to get into the win column. The Clippers fell in their opening loss, 6-1 Green Bay’s Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Clippers take on Green Bay East. The game is set to take place at 6:30 PM. This is the second of a four game road stretch. Also the second of four straight non-conference matchups to open the season.

Kewaunee hosts cross country meet Thursday

Kewaunee will host its first cross country meet of the season when they descend on Bruemmer Park on Thursday.

 

The Storm and Sturgeon Bay raced each other earlier this week against Green Bay East on Tuesday, but no times have been reported from that meet. The two teams will swap out Green Bay squads on Thursday as they will face Preble. The Hornets are one of the most talented programs in the region with the boys coming in ninth place as a team in the 2019 state meet after handily taking the Fox River Conference and Sectional titles. The girls came in second in the FRCC and fourth in sectionals.

 

The first race is expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

Football Preview: Two games on 102.1 MORE FM and 103.3 The Clipper

The NEW Radio Sports Network will hit the road on Thursday for a pair of football games ahead of the holiday weekend.

 

On 103.3 The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay looks for its two-game winning streak since 2012 when they play Oakfield at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard will have the call beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 5 p.m.

 

On 102.1 MORE FM, Kewaunee continues its season-long road trip when they play Menominee Indian in Menasha. Paul Schmitt and Matt Piesler will be on the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

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