Sports Archives for 2021-05

Soccer preview: Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar/Sevastopol open playoffs on 96.7 WBDK

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will go for a second straight state title when they host Gibraltar/Sevastopol in WIAA Alternative Fall State Tournament play Thursday.

 

The Clippers enter the matchup 6-3 with all three losses coming against team battling for position in the Division 1 Tournament. One of those wins came against the Vikineers in a 4-1 decision in Institute. That was also the last time the Vikineers hit the pitch in its limited season. It lost to Manitowoc Lincoln 4-1 on April 17th after beating Bowler/Gresham 3-1 earlier this week. The Clippers won the state tournament in 2019 while the Vikineers lost to Kohler 7-0 in its WIAA Regional opener that year just two weeks after handing Sturgeon Bay its first conference loss in almost 30 games.

 

Bryan Mazur and Tim Kowols will have the call on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the opening touch at 7:00 p.m. The game will also be streamed worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

In girls' soccer action, Luxemburg-Casco visits Wrightstown, and Kewaunee hosts NEW Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. Gibraltar/Sevastopol plays at home against Sheboygan Falls at 6 p.m. and Sturgeon Bay heads to New Holstein for a 7 p.m. opening touch. 

Baseball preview: Southern Door looks to keep momentum

All of the area's high school baseball teams are in action Thursday afternoon as the season hits its second week.

 

First-place Southern Door will play a twin bill at Peshtigo while doubleheaders featuring Kewaunee hosting Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay battling Algoma at home will also take place beginning at 4:30 p.m. Gibraltar looks to rebound from its loss to the Eagles when it plays a single matchup against Valders at 4:30 p.m.

 

In Northeastern Conference play, Luxemburg-Casco will stay at home against Wrightstown for a 4:30 p.m. game.

Softball preview: Road trips highlight Thursday slate

Several local teams will be hitting the road Thursday afternoon for high school softball action.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Fox Valley Lutheran for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.

 

Packerland Conference doubleheaders starting at 4:30 p.m. include Sevastopol visiting Kewaunee, Southern Door playing at Peshtigo, and Algoma visiting Sturgeon Bay. Gibraltar heads to Valders for a single game also at 4:30 p.m.


Golf preview: Local teams hit links

The area's local teams all find themselves in action on Thursday as the spring's boys golf season hits full stride.

 

The Packerland Conference, which includes golf squads from Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay, will head to Peshtigo's Little River Golf Course for a 4 p.m. tee time. The Eagles' Jacob Norton and the Clippers' Kyle Bilski were the best local golfers at their Earth Day invite at Cherry Hills Golf Course against Packerland Competition as they were both sub-50 on the par 36 course.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will face its Northeastern Conference foes at De Pere's Hilly Haven Golf Course beginning at 10 a.m. 

Former Pioneer lands St. Norbert top spot

The Green Knights of St. Norbert University has decided on a Sevastopol High School graduate to lead their athletic department. The new hire, Cam Fuller, will start on June 1st after completing his current role as the Assistant Commissioner for Competition, Branding, and Sponsorships for the Horizon League. After graduating from Sevastopol, Fuller went on to golf for UW-Green Bay with a runner-up finish in the Horizon League in 2012. UWGB is where Fuller holds a Bachelors of Administration from, and he completed his Master of Science in Sports Management from the University of Indianapolis last year.

 

(Photo courtesy of UW-Green Bay)

Track and Field recap: Clippers, Eagles take team wins

At Tuesday’s Track and Field meet hosted by Southern Door, both Southern Door boys and Sturgeon Bay girls would come away with victories. Sturgeon Bay boys would be the runner-ups at the meet and be followed in order by NEW Lutheran, Oconto, and Algoma. In the girls' meet, second place would be Oconto, and Southern Door ended in third place. Algoma would finish in fifth place. 

 

Softball recap: Sweeps highlight Tuesday schedule

In Tuesday's area softball matchups, all doubleheaders ended in sweeps.

 

The only singular game on the area schedule was Luxemburg-Casco, who fell 11-3 to Denmark. 

 

Sevastopol would take down Sturgeon Bay win in both the conference and non-conference game in their Tuesday showdown.

 

Southern Door would get the sweep over Gibraltar. 

 

Algoma was unable to contain Peshtigo in their second game, dropping both of a doubleheader.

 

 

Soccer Preview: Girls' season gets underway

Some of the first girls' soccer action of the season gets underway on Tuesday evening.

 

Area soccer matches include Kewaunee hosting Peshtigo and Gibraltar/Sevastopol travels to Marinette. Both matches begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay had its match against Green Bay Preble get canceled. The Lady Clippers will open their season on Thursday at New Holstein at 6:30 p.m. That is the same day Luxemburg-Casco plays its first match at Wrightstown at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Softball Preview: All area teams in action

A full slate of local high school softball is on the docket for Tuesday afternoon pending field conditions.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco will host rival Denmark beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

In the Packerland Conference, doubleheaders include Algoma hosting Peshtigo, Gibraltar traveling to Southern Door, Kewaunee visiting NEW Lutheran, and Sevastopol playing at home against Sturgeon Bay. All series begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Southern Door School District

Track and Field Preview: Southern Door hosts Packerland Conference

Southern Door will be one of two Packerland Conference hosts for track and field meets on Tuesday.

 

In Brussels, Southern Door will host Algoma, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran High School, Oconto, and Sturgeon Bay. Gibraltar, Kewaunee, and Sevastopol will head west to face Peshtigo in the other conference track meet.

 

Last week's matchup saw the Kewaunee girls and Sevastopol girls win their respective meets hosted at Algoma and Kewaunee. Both meets begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco will join Clintonville for a meet with Little Chute starting at 4 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay soccer game canceled

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team will have to wait until its Thursday playoff opener against Gibraltar/Sevastopol to hit the pitch again.

 

Athletic Director Todd Meikle announced Monday morning that Green Bay East canceled its matchup. Attempts to fill the date last moment were unsuccessful. Thursday's game against the Vikineers is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Clark Field.

L-C golf battles big competition Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco golf team will take on the big boys Monday in an 11-team meet.

 

Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay Southwest, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Pulaski, Seymour, Shawano Community and West De Pere will be the other teams hitting the course at the Oneida Golf and Riding Club when they first tee shots are hit at 9 a.m. In one of its last meets, the Spartans took sixth place at Oshkosh Lourdes Academy/Valley Christian Tournament with a total score of 352. 

Sturgeon Bay soccer continues march towards playoffs

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team enters its final matches before the playoffs begin this week with a match against Green Bay East.

 

The Clippers have not taken the pitch since its April 26 against Gibraltar/Sevastopol, who will also be their first-round opponent when the alternative fall state tournament begins on Thursday. The Red Devils lost their last match to Pulaski 3-0 on Saturday.

 

The two sides will meet at Clark Field with a scheduled 6:30 p.m. opening touch.

Spartans baseball hits the road

The Luxemburg-Casco baseball team will take a road trip to Wrightstown to kick off their second week of play.

 

The Spartans enter the week 0-3 on the season after losing on Friday to Little Chute 7-3. The Tigers won their first game on Saturday in non-conference action, beating Oshkosh West 21-9. Both teams have struggled in NEC play with the Spartans being outscored 18-4 and the Tigers by a margin of 14-3.

 

The two teams matchup in Wrightstown beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Kewaunee's Cullen, Sturgeon Bay's Kurek qualify for state XC meet

Kewaunee's Cameron Cullen will have one more race this alternative fall season after qualifying for the state meet on Saturday.

 

Cullen's 18:19 5K time was not his fastest of the season after breaking 18 minutes a handful of times at meets, but his fifth-place finish helped him be the area's only individual qualifier. As a whole, the Kewaunee boys took seventh out of eight qualifying teams at the Whitewater sectional. The Kewaunee girls were also the only local team with enough runners to score, taking eighth place out of nine teams with 193 points. Hannah Morton paced the Storm girls with a time of 24:52.

 

Joining him at the state meet is Sturgeon Bay freshman Jullia Kurek. After winning several girls' races leading into Saturday's sectional meet, Kurek's 22:35 on the 5K course catapulted her to one final race this month. 

 

Kurek and Cullen will race at this Saturday's state meet at Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville.

 

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Sturgeon Bay: Andrew Konop 25:26

Gibraltar: No boy finisher, Betsy Lecy 25:13

 

Dodgers batter Bettinger, Brewers

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled what could have been a four-game sweep for the Milwaukee Brewers, escaping American Family Field with a 16-4 victory on Sunday. 

 

Alec Bettinger was making his Major League debut on Sunday and gave up 11 runs on 11 hits in four innings. Two of the big blows were grand slams hit by AJ Pollock and Matt Beaty in the opening innings. Jacob Nottingham got the Brewers on the board in the third inning with a solo shot, but the Dodgers would answer with seven consecutive runs including a second homer by Pollock and additional RBI knocks by Pollock and Beaty. Nottingham homered again in the eighth inning with Pablo Reyes along for the ride and Avisail Garcia capped off the scoring with an RBI single.

 

The Brewers still have the National League's best record and now travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies for 6:05 p.m. start. 

Softball: Algoma goes 1-2 in Pulaski tourney

The Algoma softball team captured a victory but suffered two losses on Saturday. Algoma dropped their first game to Neenah by an 8-1 score. They also dropped their next game to Oak Creek, 10-4. They got a win to end the night, beating Coleman, 7-6. Algoma is now 3-4 on the season. Their next game is on Tuesday when they host Peshtigo.

Clippers split invitational; Algoma suffers non-conference loss

Sturgeon Bay went 1-1 at the Chilton Invitational on Saturday. In the first game, Sturgeon Bay squared off against the tournament host and got a 4-2 victory. The Clippers would score three runs in the first inning and one run in the second inning. Chilton would also score two runs in the second inning, and the score would stay the same until the end. 

 

The Clippers’ 8-3 lead slipped away in their second game, which was against Manawa. The Clippers let up six runs in the bottom of the fifth to give Manawa the lead. Manawa would build on the lead, and eventually win the game over Sturgeon Bay, 14-8. With the loss, Sturgeon Bay is now 2-1 and will have a doubleheader with Sevastopol on Tuesday. 

 

Algoma lost their single game on Saturday at Roncali. The final score was 20 to 5 in five innings. Algoma will continue to chase their first victory of the season, as they are now 0-4 on the season. Their next game is against Peshtigo at home on Tuesday. 

 

Gamblers bounced by Lumberjacks

In a win or go home game for the Green Bay Gamblers on Saturday, they fell 3-1 to the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the opening round of the USHL Eastern Division playoffs. Matt Davis had 31 saves for Green Bay and Mason Lohri had the Gamblers only goal. The Gamblers were officially swept in the series, and Muskegon will await the winner of the Chicago and Dubuque first-round series.

Football preview: Area rivalry renewed

Gibraltar and Sevastopol have the fortune of getting to renew their football rivalry on Friday when they face off in Institute on 105.1 The GOAT. 

 

Kewaunee will look to end their season on a high note on their trip to Lodi on 102.1 MORE FM.


 

Both games are slated for a 1 PM kickoff with coverage beginning at 12:30 PM.

 

Gamblers now in must win mode

The Green Bay Gamblers are hanging on to their season after a 3-2 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks in Michigan on Friday. Jackson Hallum scored a goal in the first period, but Green Bay would find themselves behind 2-1 at the first intermission. In the second period, Jesse Tucker tied the game with a powerplay goal. The game would remain tied all the way until there were 38 seconds left in the third. Muskegon would score the game-winning goal to take the 1-0 series lead. Gamblers' goalie Matt Davis would grab 28 saves. Game two of the Eastern Division playoff series is scheduled for Saturday at 6:10 PM. 

 

Packers go offense day two

In the second and third rounds of the NFL draft on Friday, Green Bay went to the offensive side of the ball with their selections. In the second round with the 62nd overall pick, the Packers drafted Josh Myers, a potential replacement for All-Pro Corey Linsley, who left for the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency. Both Myers and Linsley played college football at Ohio State University. Myers was an all big ten selection. There is a chance for a Rodgers to Rodgers pass and catch connection after Green Bay moved up seven spots to take Amari Rodgers, a wide receiver out of Clemson, 85th overall. Rodgers had over a thousand yards in his 2020 season. 

 

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