Sports Archives for 2021-06

Weather impacts Green Bay; Rattlers, Brewers pick up wins

The Green Bay Booyah and Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers have seen rainfall impact multiple games lately, and Tuesday was no exception for Green Bay. The Booyah fell by a final score of 7-4 after a rain delayed game was able to finally complete against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Green Bay hosts the Madison Mallards on Wednesday at 6:35 PM. 

 

The Timber Rattlers won the first of a six-game road stretch against the Beloit Snappers, 3-1. Milwaukee beat the rival Chicago Cubs for the second time this series, 2-1. The Brewers go for the sweep Wednesday at 1:10 PM. 

 

Packerland-Eastern Conference gives girls soccer honors

Last week, athletes from Packerland-Eastern schools were recognized for their accomplishments in the spring girls soccer season. Sturgeon Bay led the way with four all-conference selections. Sevastopol-Gibraltar had two selections and Kewaunee had an honorable mention. 

 

The following players earned All-Conference and Honorable Mention awards:

 

First team:

 

Rachel Allen     - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Midfielder 

Abbie Lenius    - Senior, Sturgeon Bay, Defender

 

Second team:

 

Miranda Olson - Senior, Sturgeon Bay, Forward 

Allison Hobbs  - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Midfielder 

McKenzie Wiesner - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Midfielder 

Rebekah Andreae - Senior, Sevatopol-Gibraltar, Defender

 

Honorable mention:

 

Chilina Cueller - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Forward

Samantha Herrel- Freshman, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Midfielder

Emma Reichel - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Defender        

Audrey Viste - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Defender 

Maddy Spranger- Senior, Kewaunee, Goalkeeper

Drew Starr - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Goalkeeper    

Former Gambler gets interim tag removed with Sabres

After a stint as Interim Head Coach with the Buffalo Sabres this past season, former Green Bay Gamblers head coach Don Granato is officially the 20th head coach in Sabres history. The move to give Granato the leadership role full time was announced on Tuesday. Granato was the head coach of the Gamblers from 1994-1997, when he led the squad to two national championships, two Anderson Cups, and a Clark Cup. Granato’s experience includes stops at the collegiate, ECHL, AHL, USHL, and NHL in both head coach and assistant coach roles. 

 

In the NHL, Granato was an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues from 2005-2006, the Chicago Blackhawks from 2017-2019, and the Buffalo Sabres from 2019 until last season. Buffalo has had a close look at Granato as the head man since March 17th, when he was named the interim. Under Grannato, the Sabres went 9-16-3. Granato will have his work cut out for him, as the Sabres haven’t made it to the playoffs in a decade.

 

(Photo courtesy of @BuffalSabres) 


Bucks fall in game four; Giannis exits

Only time will tell if the Milwaukee Bucks will get Giannis Antetokounmpo back before their season expires after he left an Eastern Conference Finals game four loss against the Atlanta Hawks with a hyperextended left knee. Antetokounmpo’s injury came at a time when Milwaukee was trying to cut down a double digit lead, down 62-52. The Hawks are without their star, Trae Young, due to a bone bruise on his right foot. That did not stop Atlanta from having a fast start, as they went to halftime up by thirteen points. 

 

After Antetokounmpo’s injury, the Hawks went up by more than 20 points on their way to a 110-88 victory. Jrue Holiday ended up the Bucks leading scorer with 19 points and Khris Holiday followed with a 16 point performance. The Hawks burned the Bucks with a 21-point night from Lou Williams and a 20-point game from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was headed to the Bucks in the off-season before a tampering violation negated the sign-and trade. 

 

The series is now tied at two games apiece, and heads back to Milwaukee. Game five will start on Thursday at 7:30 PM. 

 

Packerland releases schedules for coming school year

As 2020-2021 high school athletics and its unprecedented schedule wrapped up just recently, the Packerland Conference announced their updated schedule for sports in the 2021-2022 school year. The dates for the contests were released on Tuesday. The girls schedules can be found here. The boys schedules can be found here

 

Badgers signal caller puts stamp on NIL ruling

University of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz became the first college athlete to take advantage of new name, image, and likeness regulations that will affect the NCAA in the form of releasing a trademark logo. Mertz released a video through his Twitter page that shows a brand image surrounding his initials. Since Thursday, NIL rules have been in effect allowing college athletes to profit off of their name, image, likeness, and to file trademarks. There is no legislation currently passed in Wisconsin regarding NIL laws, the Wisconsin athletic department partnered with an organization called Opendorse, and created a program called “YouDub.” The program is expected to educate student-athletes to benefit from the new NIL landscape.

Luxemburg-Casco, others look to fill head coaching vacancies

The Luxemburg-Casco athletics department has a number of coaching positions to fill, including two before this fall season begins.

 

Within the last week, the school district has posted openings for assistant cross country coach and head baseball coach. The cross country team is coming off a fall season where Spencer Thiry qualified for state and had a number of strong performances from other team members. According to the Luxemburg-Casco cross country page, Coach Lenss is stepping down to focus on her schooling.  Baseball coach Ryan Brown departs the team after going 10-11 this spring, including 1-1 in the playoffs. 

 

Earlier this month, the district also posted the job for its head girls' golf coach position. 

 

Other high school coaching vacancies across Door and Kewaunee counties include:

 

Southern Door: JV1 Volleyball Coach, JV2 Volleyball Coach, Volleyball Assistant Varsity Coach, JV Baseball Coach

 

Sturgeon Bay: Boys Varsity Baseball Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

 

Bucks hope to sweep road games vs. Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks hope they head back to Milwaukee later this week with a chance to clinch an NBA Finals berth after playing the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

 

After dropping the first game of the series, the Bucks have been able to take the 2-1 series by blowing out the Hawks at home in game two before being able to pull away late on the road in Atlanta. Khris Middleton has played a major role in that, leading the Bucks with 20 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday en route to a 38-point game.

 

The Hawks may be without Trae Young, who twisted his ankle stepping on the foot of an official during Sunday's loss. That's on top of an already banged up backcourt featuring Bogdan Bogdanovi?, Cam Reddish, and Brandon Goodwin.

 

Game three from Atlanta begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Brewers demolish Cubs late

A 10-run eighth inning turned a close game into a laugher for the Milwaukee Brewers as they beat the Chicago Cubs 14-4 at American Family Field Monday night.

 

Avisail Garcia provided the offense early for the Brewers with a two-run single in the first inning and a solo shot a few innings later to give the Brewers a 3-2 lead. Keston Hiura made it a 4-2 lead with an RBI single in the sixth inning. The Cubs received a little hope in the top of the seventh when Patrick Wisdom went yard pinch-hitting to tie the game at four. An inning later, the Brewers forced the wheels off for the Cubs by drawing four walks and banging out six hits. The Brewers sent 14 to the plate and received homers from Willy Adames and RBI doubles from Jackie Bradley Jr., Luis Urias, and Jace Peterson.

 

The Brewers will look to extend their NL Central lead when Brandon Woodruff takes the mound for another 7:10 p.m. start.

Wisconsin learns ACC/Big Ten opponent

A big piece to the Wisconsin basketball team's non-conference schedule was announced on Monday.

 

The Big Ten laid out the slate of its ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, including a trip to Atlanta for the Badgers to meet up against Georgia Tech on December 1st. The Yellow Jackets made the NCAA Tournament after winning the ACC Tournament. They eventually bowed out to Loyola Chicago in the NCAA's second round.  

 

The Badgers are 11-11 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, including a win over Louisville last year. 

 

The only other game confirmed for the Badgers this season is a November 15th home game against Providence as a part of the Gavitt Games.

Middleton powers Bucks past Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks got a big night offensively from Khris Middleton as they topped the host Atlanta Hawks 113-102 Sunday night.

 

Khris Middleton scored a playoff career-high 38 points in the contest, including 20 in the fourth quarter to lead the way for the Bucks. He narrowly missed out on a triple-double, grabbing 11 rebounds and passing out seven assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo registered 32 points and 33 points and 11 rebounds. Bobby Portis and Brook Lopez also reached double figures in the scoring department. Trae Young scored 35 points in the loss for the Hawks as his play was hampered in the fourth quarter after tweaking his ankle when he stepped on the foot of a referee. 

 

The two teams will meet again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday as the Bucks now stand just two wins away from their first NBA Finals appearance since 1974.

 

In other basketball news, the Wisconsin GLO got back into the win column with a 104-82 win over the St. Louis Surge after losing for the first time in franchise history on Saturday.

Baseball round-up: Brewers, T-Rats finish sweeps

There was plenty of winning going on by the area's baseball teams on Sunday.

 

In MLB action, the Milwaukee Brewers finished off their fifth straight win and a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 5-0 victory. Keston Hiura knocked in three runs thanks to a third-inning solo shot and a sixth-inning RBI double. That extra base hit in the sixth was preceded by Omar Narvarez's seventh homer of the year. The pitching took care of the rest as four pitchers allowed only four hits on the day, led by Eric Lauer's six innings of shut-out ball. Holding onto a three-game lead, they can go for the jugular Monday night when they begin a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs at American Family Ballpark.

 

Their farm team north on U.S. 41 won a pair as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Peoria Chiefs 6-2 and 6-5.

 

The Green Bay Booyah split their doubleheader, winning the morning contest 3-2 and falling in the afternoon 6-5 to the Lakeshore Chinooks.

 

In Door County League action on Sunday, Washington Island beat West Jacksonport 8-1. Kolberg's game at Baileys Harbor was canceled due to poor field conditions.

Glory drop match against Dutch Lions

A rough five-minute stretch for the Green Bay Glory was all that was needed in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Dutch Lions on Sunday evening.

 

The game was scoreless through the first 30 minutes of play, but the Dutch Lions scored three goals in five minutes to give them a 3-0 lead. The Glory would get on the board in the 43rd minute when Shaelynn Gerred knocked in a rebound off the corner kick to make it 3-1.

 

 

The Glory would get a little closer just over six minutes into the second half when Hannah Kroupa headed in a goal off the corner kick to make it 3-2.

 

 

The Dutch Lions would go on another flurry of goals thanks to a penalty kick and touch goal just three minutes later to give them the final margin of victory. 

 

The Glory are back in action on July 10th at Capital Credit Union Park at 1 p.m. for the first of a home-and-home against Bavarians Soccer Club.

 

Media courtesy of the Green Bay Glory

Gamblers connections in Stanley Cup

For the second year in a row, there are some awfully big connections to the Green Bay Gamblers and Lord Stanley.

 

Head coach Jon Cooper and assistant coach Derek Lalonde will be on the bench when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. The two coaches both took turns leading the Green Bay Gamblers and both won championships for the organization. John Burkhart (scout) and Brian Garlock (video coach) are also on the Lightning staff.

 

The Lightning beat the New York Islanders, which featured former Gamblers player Anders Lee and Austin Czarnik.

 

There are no Gamblers connections on the Canadiens, but Cole Caulfield did finish up his career skating for the Wisconsin Badgers earlier this year before joining Montreal for the stretch run. 

Packers announce family night package

The Green Bay Packers are set to hold their first event open to anyone who gets a ticket since the pandemic began. On July 14th, the Green Bay Packers will put tickets for their annual Family Night on sale. The festive night takes place on August 7th. Though they did have people in attendance for the first two playoff games, this will be the first time the general public can get in on the ticket sales. Tickets will be mobile-only and cost just $10. 

 

Brewers only team to get game in

Fox Valley teams saw their Saturday filled with baseball brought to a halt, but the Milwaukee Brewers were able to win their second straight over Colorado.

 

Milwaukee Brewers

 

The Milwaukee Brewers won their fourth straight game over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday and will have a chance on Sunday to get their fifth straight win, and the series sweep. The Brewers won Saturday’s game, 10-4. Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia each got a home run for Milwaukee. The Brewers and Rockies game on Sunday is scheduled to start at 1:10 PM. 

 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

 

The Timber Rattlers Saturday home game with the Peoria Chiefs was rained out. Wisconsin and Peoria will play a doubleheader on Friday with the first game starting at 1:05 PM. The following game will take place thirty minutes later. 

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

The Green Bay Booyah game with the Lakeshore Chinooks was called off due to rain on Saturday. The two teams will try for a doubleheader on Sunday. The first game will start at 10:35 PM.

 

GLO fall in first of back-to-back

On Sunday, Oshkosh’s women’s basketball team will try to leave the gateway city with a win. The Wisconsin GLO traveled to St. Louis for a weekend back-to-back and took a loss in the first game. The first game went to the St. Louis Surge, 88-81. The GLO won’t go anywhere, as they’ll be back for an exhibition game with St. Louis on Sunday. Tip-off for Sunday’s game is at 3:05 PM. 

 

Momentum up for grabs in game two

The Milwaukee Bucks are coming into Sunday’s Eastern Conference showdown with the Atlanta Hawks scorching hot after a dominant Friday victory. The series is tied at one game apiece, and heads back to Atlanta for the first time. Milwaukee lost the first game in the Fiserv Forum, 116-113 and won the next game 125-91 to enter the weekend. Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks in both games this series, as he’s rivaled Trae Young who has been the catalyst for the Hawks success. Tip-off on Sunday in Atlanta is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 

 

Voyageurs get in the winning column

Green Bay Voyageurs FC got the monkey off their back, winning their first game of the season in Kansas. In the second game on their road trip, the Voyageurs downed FC Witchita 1-0. Ethan Hoard scored the game's lone goal at 40'. With the win, Green Bay is now 1-7-2 this season. After completing their second back-to-back this season, Green Bay gets some days off before the next gameday. FC Witchita makes the trip to Green Bay the next time the Voyageurs take the field. That game will be on July 2nd at 7:00 PM. 

 

Brewers win in exciting fashion; Booyah postponed

On back-to-back nights, area teams had weather throw a wrench into their plans to play games. 

 

Milwaukee Brewers 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers found themselves in a 4-0 hole after the top half of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies on Friday but found their way out. Keston Hiura and Kolten Wong each drove the ball over the fence for solo home runs the next two innings. Hiura’s came in the bottom of the seventh and Wong’s was in the eighth. Down two, the Brewers found magic in the bottom of the ninth, when Willy Adames brought Omar Narvaez home on a two-run home run. In extra innings, Hiura came through again, this time with a sacrifice fly, scoring Manny Pina, and winning the game. The final score ended up 5-4, and Milwaukee will go toe-to-toe with the Rockies on Saturday at 3:10 PM. 

 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had a rare type of night at the ballpark, where they finished a game that was called short on Thursday. The Timber Rattlers took that win over the Peoria Chiefs, 9-3. Friday’s restart began with a runner on third for Wisconsin, who was brought home on a sac fly. The game ended up going its entire intended nine innings. The Rattlers and Chiefs played a seven-inning game after. The game entered the top of the seventh as a tie game and Peoria scored four runs. Wisconsin would try to come back but would just score one, and the second matchup ended in a 7-4 loss for the Timber Rattlers. With the first game victory, Wisconsin is up to twenty wins this season.

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

The Green Bay Booyah were gearing up for their second game of a back-to-back with the Madison Mallards, but that has been postponed to August 9th. The Booyah play at home against the Lakeshore Chinooks on Saturday at 6:35 PM.

 

Track season finishes for area teams with state placers

With Saturday’s portion of the State Track and Field meet being just for Division 1 qualifiers, teams on the peninsula now shift to summer and fall sports. Sturgeon Bay’s Cate Anderson placed in the 100-meter hurdles that she and fellow Clipper Lauren Alger qualified for. 

 

Southern Door’s Hailey Shimon cracked the top five in-state for discus. Luxemburg-Casco’s John Larson earned a podium finish in the 300-meter hurdles, and Kewaunee’s Kaaryn Smidel came three seconds from being a state placewinner. 

 

Blizzard hang on for win on Military Appreciation Night

The Green Bay Blizzard donned red, white, blue, and camo uniforms which brought good fortunes with a win over the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday, despite a late scare. While running out the clock with less than ten seconds left in the fourth quarter up 48-44, an exchange on the snap to quarterback Brook Bolles cost the Blizzard a possession, and gave the Barnstormers one two more shots. Green Bay kept Iowa away from the end zone to take the four-point victory.

 

Scoring started in the first quarter Bolles had a rushing touchdown from a yard out and Daquan Neal ran an interception back to the house, and the game was tied at 13 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Bolles connected with Keshaun Taylor for a 32 yard score. Bolles got his second rushing touchdown before the half, and would pass another to Taylor from 35 yards out. The Blizzard led by twelve at one point in the second quarter, but went to halftime up 34-28. 

 

The only score in the third quarter came on an Iowa field goal. With the Blizzard threatening to tie or even take the lead, the Blizzard separated with a 22-yard field goal by Jeff Budzein in the fourth. Shortly after, Iowa tied the game on a touchdown pass, but did not get the point after. With 12:00 left to go in the fourth quarter, the Blizzard would strike on an eight yard touchdown from Kerrion Moore and go up 45-37 after a two-point conversion run by Bolles. With just under a minute left, Budzein hit a 17-yard field goal to go up eleven, appearing to ice the game. The last score would come too late for Iowa, who made it a 48-44 game with 13 seconds left. Bolles passed for 123 yards in the game, and Keyondre Craig led the Blizzard in receptions, hauling in five for 47 yards. 

 

With the win, the Blizzard are now 4-4 this season. Green Bay’s next game will be on Sunday, July 4th at 3:05 PM, hosting the Sioux Falls Storm.

 

Bucks knot series up before heading south

The Bucks came into Friday evening’s Eastern Conference game two down 1-0 in their series with the Atlanta Hawks, needing to avoid digging a big hole. The Bucks answered with a dominant game two win, 125-91. Milwaukee tied up the series largely due to a commanding second quarter, outsourcing Atlanta 43-17. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday each went over twenty points, with Antetokounmpo scoring 25. Holiday had 22, Brook Lopez had 16, and Khris Middleton scored 15. Two days after giving up 48 points to Trae Young, the Bucks held him in check, keeping him to 15 points. 

 

Game three will be in Atlanta on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 

 

Booyah complete game as weather prevents Timber Rattlers

Green Bay competed in a tight contest in Madison, while the forecast had other plans for the Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers. That combined with no Thursday game for the Brewers made for a relatively light day of baseball. 

 

Milwaukee Brewers 

 

The MIlwaukee Brewers will return to the diamond on Friday in hopes of being rejuvenated after a day off. The Brewers will host a series with the Colorado Rockies, with game one starting at 4:10 PM. The Brewers are 42-33 this season while the Rockies are 31-44. Projected pitchers are Corbin Burnes for Milwaukee and Jon Gray for Colorado.

 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

 

The Timber Rattlers had their game on Thursday with the Peoria Chiefs called early due to weather. The game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning due to weather. At the time, the game was scoreless but the Rattlers did have a runner on third with no outs. The game will resume on Friday at 4:05 PM with a seven-inning game to follow. 

 

Green Bay Booyah 

 

An early lead and two home runs from Max Wagner weren’t enough on Thursday as the Booyah fell to the Madison Mallards by a 7-5 final score. After three innings, the Booyah held a 4-1 lead. Madison would score in the next three innings, in order of two, three, and one. Down 7-4, Green Bay put up another run in the top of the seventh, but that would be all they could muster. With the loss, the Booyah are now 9-16 and will have a second straight road game with the Mallards on Friday, beginning at 6:35 PM. 

 

Voyageurs fall in Lawrence, have quick turnaround

In a matchup set in Lawrence, Kansas, Green Bay Voyageurs FC was beat by two goals by Kaw Valley FC. Kaw Valley FC went up 1-0 until Nick Markanich hit the equalizer at the 41-minute mark. Green Bay did not score again but Kaw Valley FC scored at 67’ and 82’. With the loss, Green Bay is 0-7-2. They take on FC Wichita on the road on Friday, with first touch at 7:00 PM. 

 

Track and Field Round-up: Gibraltar's Fitzgerald triple jumps to gold

Gibraltar's Abbey Fitzgerald had a day to remember at the WIAA Division 3 State Meet on Thursday.

 

Fitzgerald set a state record in the triple jump and narrowly missed capturing a second title in the long jump.

 

Algoma's Bobbi Blahnik took second and sixth in the shot put and discus events respectively.

 

Sevastopol's girls team took seventh overall with Olivia Stenzel, Laci Lautenbach, and Zoe Kuehn all ending their high school careers with state medals.

 

On Friday the Division 2 teams will get their turn with Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay taking to the track in LaCrosse beginning at 11 a.m.

Bucks look to avoid two-game hole

The Milwaukee Bucks had a thrilling loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, and will look to avoid the 2-0 deficit they had to erase in their last series on Friday. Coming off their first home playoff loss this season at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, the Bucks host their second straight game before the series heads back to Atlanta. Milwaukee will try to minimize Trae Young, who had a playoff high 48 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday each enter Friday’s game two coming off of 30+ point performances. The game will begin at the Fiserv Forum at 7:30 PM. 

 

Voyageurs start back-to-back looking for first win

The Green Bay Voyageurs will have two straight days to try and piece together their first winning match of the season. On Thursday, Green Bay plays the first of two as they visit Kansas City area to play Kaw Valley FC. The two teams have yet to challenge each other this season. While Green Bay is 0-6-2, Kaw Valley FC is 2-5, having lost five straight games since winning their first two. First touch on Thursday is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Voyageurs will play at the same time on Friday, in a road game with Wichita FC. 

 

Tight wins highlight Wednesday baseball schedule

The Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Booyah were able to fight off their opponents in one-run victories on Wednesday, but the Timber-Rattlers didn’t have the same fate. 

 

Milwaukee Brewers 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers built up a 3-0 lead on Wednesday which proved to be just enough, as they held on for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Milwaukee scored one in the top of the fifth inning on a Brandon Woodruff RBI single that scored Jace Peterson. In the seventh inning the Brewers tacked on two more runs, getting an RBI single from Avisail Garcia which scored Luis Urias. Jackie Bradley brought Tyrone Taylor home on a sac fly. The Diamondbacks scored a run in the seventh and eighth inning but Milwaukee would fend off the D-Backs in the ninth. Brandon Woodruff went seven innings on the mound, punching out nine batters, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Josh Hader came in to collect his nineteenth save of the season. The Crew won the series two games to one. 

 

Milwaukee gets a day off before beginning a three-game series on Friday with the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers are now 42-33 this season and a half game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings. 

 

Timber Rattlers

 

Though the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were looking to continue their momentum from their win on Tuesday, they fell to the Peoria Chiefs by seven runs. The game was tight, with the Rattlers down 3-1 heading into the eighth inning, the Chiefs blew the doors open with six runs in the top half. The Rattlers answered with five of their own, including a two-run home run from Kekai Rios. Peoria put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning, and won 13-6.  Wisconsin’s record this season is now 19-24, and the next game with Peoria takes place on Thursday. The Timber-Rattlers will host the contest with first pitch slated for 7:05 PM. 

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

The Green Bay Booyah waved goodbye to their six game losing streak and will hope to start a new one in the other direction. The Booyah defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters by a 5-4 final score. The Booyah outhit the Rafters ten hits to three. Brendan Ryan had two hits for Green Bay and Kaden Hollow hit a home run. Will Semb, the De Pere product turned Iowa Hawkeye got the win on the mound. Semb pitched six innings and gave up just two hits and two earned runs, and sat down eleven batters on strikes. The Booyah will head to the state capital on Thursday for a matchup with the Madison Mallards that begins at 6:35 PM. 

 

Narrow loss spoils game one for Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks had a full house in the Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee’s Deer District as they lost in a tight game one of the Eastern Conference Finals that was packed with excitement. In the last hurdle before the NBA Championship series, the Bucks are down 1-0 after a 116-113 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young accomplished a playoff career high 48 points for the Hawks.

 

Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo both had over thirty points for the Bucks. Holiday had 33 points and Antetokounmpo led the way with 34. The teams exchanged blows for all four quarters.The dramatics in the game escalated when Clint Capela made a go-ahead basket with 29.8 seconds left for the Hawks. Down one, the Bucks kicked the ball out to Pat Connaughton who came up short on a go-ahead three, leaving no option but to foul Trae Young. The Hawks went up three, and the Bucks did not connect on their attempt at a buzzer beater by Khris Middleton. 

 

Game two of the series will begin on Friday at 7:30 PM in MIlwaukee. 

 

Local athletes prepare for Division 3 State Track Meet

Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol are on deck for the first of three days of state track meet action in LaCrosse this weekend.

 

In the Division 3 state meet on Thursday, Algoma's Bobbi Blahnik will continue the family tradition in the second flight of the discus and shot put competitions. Gibraltar's Abbey Fitzgerald will compete against the state's best in the second flight of the long jump and the triple jump. The sectional champion Sevastopol Pioneers girls' team will have several members of its team competing on Thursday. That includes Bea Dramm in the 1600m finals, the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays in section two of the finals, Olivia Stenzel in the second section of the 400m finals and 800m finals, Laci Lautenbach in the high jump, and Zoe Kuehn in the first flight of the triple jump.  Spencer Evenson will also be competing for the Pioneers in the second section of the 400m finals.

 

The first events begin at 11 a.m. The state meet for Division 2, which will feature Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, and Southern Door, will take place on Friday.

Northeastern Conference releases postseason awards

As the sports teams on the peninsula wrap up spring sports seasons with state track this week, the Northeastern Conference released All-Conference honors. Luxemburg-Casco will be focused on State Track this week, but other sports are now able to reflect and be given recognition for their spring efforts.

 

Award winners by sport for the Spartans include:

 

Girls golf

 

2nd Team All-Conference: Lydia VandenHouten 

 

Boys golf

 

1st Team All-Conference: Zach Smith

Honorable Mention: Caden Lukes

 

Track and Field

 

John Larson was second team All Northeastern in the 300 Meter hurdles and John Larson was honorable mention in the 100 Meter hurdles. Taylor Thiry was second-team All Conference in the shot put. Megan Vandermause was honorable mention in the 3200 Meter relay. Several athletes were honorable mention for their participation in the 4 x 200, 4 x 400, and 4 x 800 meter relays. Those include Emily Ropson, Alexandria Wech, Gabrielle Wech, Samantha Kahr, Micaela Boucher, Grace Holschuh, Madelyn Smith, Hannah Derrene, Madilyn Bevins, Elizabeth Rank, Megan Vandermause, and  Grace Seering. 

 

Girls soccer: 

 

Heather Iverson and Tabi Lemens were first team, while Jillian Lynts received second-team honors. Tara Dhuey was honorable mention. 

 

Boys soccer:

 

Griffin Saldana, Rigoberto  Caseres, and the goalkeeper Garret Zuleger got on the first team. Nathan Johnson and Hayden Koss were second-team. 

 

Softball:

 

Rebecca Kroll was a first team pitcher and McKenzie Hanson was a first team outfielder. Getting second team honors was Brianna Gaedtke, Lauren Adams, Kylie Hanson, and Emily Jandrin. Taking home honorable mention was Payton Kaminski 

 

Baseball:

 

Owen Deprez and Blake Robillard were first-team all conference and Max Ronsman was a second-team all-conference selection.

 

Pair of Bucks make Olympics commitment

While the Milwaukee Bucks are primarily focused on Wednesday’s game one against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, two players have made commitments for once the season concludes. Both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton committed to play for Team USA in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The games were set to take place last year, but were postponed as a result of the pandemic. Their Olympic preparation will take a backseat however to Milwaukee’s game one on Wednesday that starts at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee at 7:30 PM. 

 

Gard, Alvarez respond to criticisms over Tuesday controversy

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was circled with drama that came to public light on Tuesday. After a partial recording of a closed-door meeting between seven seniors in the program as well as coaches, particularly head coach Greg Gard, was made public, both Gard and Barry Alvarez confronted the issue that had many outspoken. While there is no indication of who recorded the meeting without the head coach's knowledge, a portion of the meeting in which the players aired their grievances with the program was released to a media outlet. The meeting is reported to have lasted over two hours, but just a thirty-seven-minute clip was sent out. The situation had enough reaction that the University of Wisconsin Basketball released statements from the Head Coach and outgoing Athletic Director. The statements through the team's Twitter page can be found below. 

 

 

 

Brewers, Rattlers dominate

Just one run stopped the Milwaukee Brewers organization from collecting a pair of sweeps from the Timber Rattlers and Brewers.

 

Milwaukee shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks in a road game, winning 5-0. Kolten Wong got the scoring started with a home run in the top of the first inning. In the top of the sixth inning the lead was expanded with RBI singles from Omar Narvaez and Luis Urias. Narvaez drove in a run with his single and Urias brought across two with his. Christian Yelich hit the Brewers’ second solo blast in the top of the eighth. Freddy Peralta earned the victory for the Brewers, pitching six innings and allowing just one hit. The win tied the series at one game apiece and set up a Wednesday rubber match. 

 

The Timber Rattlers scored 13 runs on 12 hits in their dominant win over the Peoria Chiefs. Wisconsin scored five runs in the second inning followed by two runs the next. Down 7-0, Peoria put up their only run in the top of the fifth. That was followed by three runs by the Timber Rattlers in the next two frames. Justin Bullock was credited with the win on the mound. The two teams meet up again on Wednesday with a 12:05 PM first pitch. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah’s struggles continued when they fell in their sixth straight matchup. They fell 10-5 at the hands of the Wisconsin Woodchucks. With the loss their overall record is now 8-14 and they are in sixth place in the Great Lakes West Conference. They take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at home on Wednesday. 

 

Three Badgers make olympic teams

A student-athlete at University of Wisconsin and two alums secured their spot for their home countries olympic roster in their respective sport this weekend and will compete in Tokyo next month. Freshman swimmer Phoebe Bacon, who is coming off an NCAA title in the 200-yard backstroke, finished second in the Team USA trials and qualified to represent the United States, competing in the same event. Bacon is 18 years old and came to the Badgers from Maryland. 

 

Zach Ziemek, a 2016 graduate, qualified for the Olympics a second time. Ziemek makes it back to the games in the decathlon, placing third in the event with ten components at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. Ziemek won the long jump and triple jump. Ziemek is a native of Itasca, Illinois. 

 

A Badger by way of Canada will represent the provinces in the Tokyo games. Georgia Ellenwood will be performing for Team Canada in the heptathlon. Ellenwood won the gold medal at an event hosted in Germany to qualify. Ellenwood is a 2018 graduate and a former NCAA Outdoor heptathlon champion. 

 

Kenny Bednarek from Rice Lake almost qualified in the 100 meter run when he took fourth place on Sunday. Bednarek will run an event he specializes in, the 200 meter run, on June 27th. The  Olympic games, which were rescheduled in 2020 due to the pandemic, are scheduled for July 23rd through August 8th. 

 

Baseball round-up: Booyah and Brewers fall

Both the Green Bay Booyah and the Milwaukee Brewers could not respond to big innings by their opponents in their Monday night games.

 

In Ashwaubenon, the Wisconsin Woodchucks scored four runs in the second inning and led the rest of the way in the Green Bay Booyah's 6-5 loss. The Booyah busted out of the shutout in the sixth inning when Jake Berg cut the lead in half with a two-run homer to make it 4-2. The Woodchucks would score single tallies in the seventh and eighth before the Booyah would respond in the bottom half of the eighth inning on a Nadir Lewis three-run blast.  The Booyah will head to Wausau for the second half of the home and home series against the Woodchucks.

 

In Phoenix, the Milwaukee Brewers scored a run in the first inning on an Avisail Garcia RBI single but were held scoreless the rest of the way in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pitcher Brett Anderson was lifted in the second inning due to an apparent injury after giving up three runs on a collection of hits by the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks would add on a pair of insurance runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by a RBI double by Josh Rojas. Game two of the series continues in the desert on Tuesday.

Bucks, Hawks schedule set

The Milwaukee Bucks will open the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at home this week as they chase down their first NBA Finals berth since 1974.

 

The Bucks will face the Atlanta Hawks for the chance to go to the NBA Finals after both teams won Game 7s against the conference's top two seeds. The schedule is listed below:

 

Game 1 - Wednesday, June 23 @ Fiserv Forum, 7:30 p.m.

Game 2 - Friday, June 25 @ Fiserv Forum, 7:30 p.m.

Game 3 - Sunday, June 27 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Game 4 - Tuesday, June 29 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Game 5 - Thursday, July 1 @ Fiserv Forum, 7:30 p.m. (If needed)

Game 6 - Saturday, July 3 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (If needed)

Game 7 - Monday, July 5 @ Fiserv Forum, 7:30 p.m. (If needed)

 

The Bucks won two of the three games they played against the Hawks this season

Run the Door gears up for busy weeks

With in-person races popping up again, participants in the Run the Door Series can add on some serious points in the coming weeks.

 

Through June 20th which includes five events, Brady Nieman of Sturgeon Bay leads the way with 54 points. Gretchen Schmelzer, Sturgeon Bay has the most points for the women at 50. Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim (49). Lynn Gilchrist, Sturgeon Bay (47), Tim Heyse, Sturgeon Bay (46), Kay Jensen, Sturgeon Bay (41), Vicki Minten, Sturgeon Bay (43), Bob Moellenberndt, Sturgeon Bay (40), Carol Moellenberndt, Sturgeon Bay (42), Susan Morgan, Sturgeon Bay (45), Bob Richards, Sturgeon Bay (46), and Pat Saladin, Sturgeon Bay (45) all have north of 40 points accumulated. 

 

Below is a list of events that are eligible for points in the Run the Door Series, organized by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance:

 

JULY 4-- Hairpin Run 5K , Fish Creek. Hybrid: In-person and Virtual. POINTS EVENT!

JULY 10-- Belgian Days, 4 Mile,  2 Mile Run/Walk, Brussels. POINTS EVENT!

JULY 14—Fun Run 5K at Bayshore Outfitters, Algoma, 6 p.m. 5 POINTS FOR PARTICIPATION.

JULY 24-- Washington Island Rec. Run 10K, 5K, 2K, Washington Island. Race is on live with restrictions. POINTS EVENT!

State track releases heat sheets

The area's track athletes know where they stand heading into the state meet hosted at UW-LaCrosse this week.

 

The WIAA released the heat sheets over the weekend after Thursday's weather delayed the conclusion of a few of the sectional meets including two that featured schools from Door and Kewaunee counties.

 

In the Division 3 state meet on Thursday, Algoma's Bobbi Blahnik will continue the family tradition in the second flight of the discus competition. Gibraltar's Abbey Fitzgerald will compete against the state's best in the second flight of the long jump and the triple jump. The sectional champion Sevastopol Pioneers girls' team will have several members of its team competing on Thursday. That includes Bea Dramm in the 1600m finals, the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays in section two of the finals, Olivia Stenzel in the second section of the 400m finals and 800m finals, Laci Lautenbach in the high jump, and Zoe Kuehn in the first flight of the triple jump.  Spencer Evenson will also be competing for the Pioneers in the second section of the 400m finals 

 

In the Division 2 state meet on Friday, John Larson is in the second heat of both of his hurdles events in the preliminary rounds. The Spartans 4 x200m relay is in the second section of the time finals. For Kewaunee, Kaaryn Smidel is in the second heat of the 300M hurdles. Southern Door's Hailey Shimon is in the second flight for discus. Lauren Alger and Cate Anderson will compete against each other in the second heat of the 100m hurdles. 

 

Picture courtesy of Sevastopol School District

Baseball round-up: Bays, Brewers squeak out wins

Exciting baseball was had at almost every level Sunday for fans to enjoy.

 

Dan Vogelbach came through with a RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in Denver as the Milwaukee Brewers split its series with the Colorado Rockies with a 7-6 victory. The Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead thanks to four RBI from Kolten Wong, but the Rockies hit four homers in the bottom half of the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6. Vogelbach delivered the game-winning hit after Jace Peterson stole second base to put himself in scoring position with one out.

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers started its game against the Quad Cities River Bandits but they could not complete an inning. The game will be made up during their next visit to Davenport, Iowa for a series against the River Bandits from August 24 through August 30. They are off on Monday.

 

The Green Bay Booyah had a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Kokomo Jackrabbits scored three to tie it and a single tally in the bottom of the 10th to win the game 6-5. Johnny Hipsman homered and Jake Berg, Brendan Ryan, and Nadir Lewis collected RBI singles. Ben Hart pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing ten hits, five runs, one walk while punching out three. They will try to break up their current losing streak with a home game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:35 p.m.

 

Stewart Larsen's RBI double was oddly enough the only hit of the game for the Sister Bay Bays in a 3-2 win over Egg Harbor on Sunday. They are at the top of the DCL standings along with Washington Island. Additional scores will come later today.

Green Bay women's sports teams hitting stride

Green Bay's two semi-professional sports teams are hitting the ground running this summer.

 

The Green Bay Glory is still looking for their first win of the season after picking up a 2-2 draw against Chicago City on Saturday. Hannah Kroupa and Trudy Quidzinski scored the goals for the Glory, which had previously dropped contests to the Milwaukee Torrent and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves. They play the Chicago Red Stars on Friday at Capital Credit Union Park at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Wisconsin Glo began their title defense on Saturday with a 93-41 win over the Detroit Dodgers. Despite the team not playing together for over a year due to the pandemic, the Glo led by a 22-3 margin after the first quarter and dished out 28 assists in the game. They were even more dominant in their Father's Day Matinee on Sunday, beating the Chicago Breeze 115-35.  

Dave Bouche and Randy LeMieux Jr lead the way at the Hill

Everyone at the Hill would like to congratulate Randy Guelette, Augie Derenne and Charlie Kroll on entering the Hall of Fame. The “Bulldozer” Dave Bouche led the final 15 laps of the Stock Car feature to earn his first win of the season. 

  

There were 94 cars checked in to do battle at the Hill Raceway.  There were 28 Stock Cars, 19 Sport Mods, 12 Bombers, 29 Unified Street Stocks and 6 Vintage Modifieds. Our next night of racing will be on Saturday, July 10th.  

 

Kerry Douglas set the pace in early in the Stock Car feature as John Adams and Dave Bouche gave chase. With Douglas working the top groove Adams and Bouche worked low. Bouche was able to find some extra grip on the extreme low side, making it a 3-wide battle for the lead with Adams and Douglas. Bouche was able to take sole possession of the lead on lap 5. Bouche pulled away to score his first win of the season and a clean sweep of the night. Adams had his best run of the summer to place second, Eric Arneson secured third late in the going, Charlie Kroll took a solid fourth and point leader Brett Wenzel came through a last chance qualifier to place fifth.  The contest went green to checker.  

 

“Rowdy” Randy Theys raced to the lead early in the Sport Mod feature until a caution on lap 5 slowed the field. “The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr went to work on Theys. LeMieux was able to slip by on lap 9 and never looked back, scoring his first win of the season. Craig Dorner had to settle for second at the pay window, with a third-place finish Jeff Vlies took over the point lead, Theys was fourth and rookie Roger LaViolette completed the top five.  

 

Dave DeGrave took the lead from Nathan Delsart on lap 4 of the Unified Street Stock feature. DeGrave held off a hard charging Troy Muench to score his second feature win of the season. Muench borrowed a car from Paul Diefenthaler and with a second-place finish took over the point lead. Dan Van Pay placed third, Shanon Guelette was fourth and Tyler Fox finished fifth.  

 

After rolling over on night 2, David Cox found redemption in the Bombers. Cox jumped to the lead on the opening lap and cruised to his first trophy of the year. The race went green to checker.  

 

Jeff Allard held off both his sons Darrin Allard and Jeremy Allard late in the going to take him top honors in the Vintage Modifieds.  

  

The Hill Raceway is located at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI. All track information can be found on our Facebook @hillraceway or contact 920-495-6631 Regular night pricing: Pit pass $25, crew members 17 and under $15. Grandstands $10, 12 and under free. Service members are free with ID. 

  

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS 

  

STOCK CAR FEATURE: Dave Bouche, Algoma; John Adams, Demark; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Charlie Kroll Forestville; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc 

  

HEAT 1) Dan Sell Jr, Suring; Kerry Douglas, Fish Creek 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 3) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay  

  

LCQ 1) Luke Lemmens, De Pere; Nathan Lauscher, Two River 2) Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Tom Brumlic, Denmark 

  

SPORT MOD FEATURE: Randy LeMieux Jr, Sturgeon Bau; Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy Theys, Algoma; Roger LaViolette, Forestville 

  

HEAT 1) Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Josh Massart, Brussels 2) Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay 

  

UNIFIED STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Troy Muench, Brussels; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 

  

HEAT 1) Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 2) Josh Novak, Neenah; Dan Van Pay, Denmark 3) Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Nathan Delsart, Sturgeon Bay 

 

LCQ 1) Garrett Geyer, Brussels; Bailey LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay 2) Jason Brandes, Chilton; Amber Delsart, Maplewood 

  

BOMBER FEATURE: David Cox, Seymour; Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Adam Broehm, Newton; Kyle Jorgenson, Oneida 

  

HEAT 1) Adam Broehm, Newton; David Cox, Seymour 2) Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay 

 

VINTAGE MODIFIED FEATURE: Jeff Allard, Oak Creek; Jeremy Allard, Ringle; Darrin Allard, St. Francis; Brian Titel, Sheboygan 

 

HEAT 1) Darrin Allard, St. Francis  

 

Brewers win thriller; Area teams fall

The Milwaukee Brewers box score had unique similarities the last two nights, while the Green Bay Booyah and Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers have each lost consecutive games. 

 

Milwaukee Brewers

 

The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies each tied for eleven hits, but what mattered most was the one-run difference in the final score. Milwaukee won the game 6-5, just one day after losing to the Rockies by the same score in ten innings. Each team also scored two in the first inning. Colorado did lead the game for a good portion, going up 3-2 in the second inning before Milwaukee tied it back up in the third. After five innings however, Colorado led 5-3. Milwaukee cut down the lead with a run in the top of the seventh and a two-run home run by Willy Adames in the top of the ninth that scored Luis Urias. That was the deciding factor in the victory, as the Rockies did not score in the final frame. The Brewers have another road game with Colorado on Sunday starting at 2:10 PM.  

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

The Green Bay Booyah exchanged a run in both the seventh and eighth inning with the Kokomo Jackrabbits on Saturday. The only difference was Kokomo’s run in the bottom of the third inning. That was the deciding factor in the 3-2 loss for the Booyah. Green Bay will instantly have a chance to get back at the Jackrabbits as they play each other on Sunday with the first pitch being thrown at 2:00 PM. 

 

Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are now five games below the .500 mark, but were 18-18 coming into their six game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Rattlers have now lost in Davenport to the River Bandits for the fifth straight night. Wisconsin will wrap up the series on Sunday with the game starting at 1:00 PM. Afterward, the Rattlers will get a needed day off before a six-game series with Peoria. 

UWGB gets state tourney close-up

If a peninsula team is able to make the state softball tournament next weekend, fans won’t have far to travel. It was announced Monday that University of Wisconsin - Green Bay’s recently-constructed King Park is the host for the 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament. The tournament goes from June 28th to June 30th. The event will feature five state title games. 

 

It is anticipated that each day of the tournament will draw over 500 fans. According to the UWGB website, the ballpark is equipped with full synthetic turf, LED lights, a bullpen, and a state of the art sound system. 

Voyageurs fall in St. Louis

Green Bay Voyageurs FC traveled to the gateway to the west on Saturday, but could not keep up with St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC. St. Louis won the game 4-1. The lone score for the Voyageurs came from Jaden Stevenson at the fifty-five minute mark. Green Bay is still in search of their first win, now in fifth out of sixth place in the US League Two’s Heartland Division. They are 0-6-2 so far this season, and will take on Kaw Valley FC in Kansas City on Thursday. First touch will be at 7:00 PM. 

 

Bucks and Nets go to wire in instant classic

In a game seven showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, it took extra minutes to crown a series winner. The game racked up twenty lead changes, as Milwaukee won 115-111 in a contest that will go down as one of the most memorable in Bucks history. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant went toe-to-toe with over forty points each, but Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will head to the Eastern Conference finals behind his forty point performance. Khris Middleton scored twenty-three, Brook Lopez went for nineteen and Jrue Holiday had thirteen. P.J. Tucker pitched in eleven points and played thirty-eight minutes. Much of Tucker’s tasks had to do with trying to contain Kevin Durant. 

 

Minimizing Durant was proven tough to do as he scored forty-eight points, including a buzzer beater two pointer at the end of regulation which was just inches away from being a game-winning three. James Harden was the Nets second leading scorer with twenty-two points. 

 

Milwaukee came from being down in the series twice. The Bucks were down 2-0 in the series before tying the first time. The Bucks were down 3-2 in the series before winning the last two. The Bucks await the winner of game seven between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. 

Track and Field sectionals carry on

After only so much of local sectional track meets could not be finished on Thursday due to inclement weather calling off the rest of the meet, teams rejoined on Friday. The meets were able to be finished and now state qualifiers are set. Sectional results around the state can be found following this link. 

 

Bucks enter biggest game of season

Much is on the line when the Milwaukee Bucks head to Brooklyn on Saturday for their biggest game of the season, and perhaps Giannis Antetokounmpo’s biggest game of his career. The Bucks and Nets will square off for a game seven with a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals against the winner of game seven in the playoff series between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. A loss for the Bucks would make another year where they don’t make it out of the second round, and speculation insists it could be the end of Mike Budenholzer’s run as Milwaukee’s head coach. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 

 

Baseball trio gets swept

In Friday’s professional and northwoods baseball action, area teams got swept. 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers had a 4-1 lead over the Colorado Rockies after the top of the fifth when they scored three runs. The Brewers wouldn’t hang on as Colorado climbed back on top in extra innings. The Brewers lost 6-5 in the ten-inning contest. The Brewers play the Rockies at 8:10 PM on Saturday.

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers dropped their fourth straight to Quad City on Friday. They lost 9-0 and have been outscored 32-9 in those four games. They take on Quad City at 6:30 PM on Saturday. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Fon du Lac Dock Spiders by a 12-6 final score. The Booyah play the Kokomo Jackrabbits on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 5:30 PM. 

 

Blizzard routed by Bucks

The Green Bay Blizzard were taken down at the Resch Center by the Bismarck Bucks with little chance of winning from the opening kickoff. The Blizzard lost their third game to the Bucks this season, with this loss more lopsided than the others. The final score ended up 50-29. After one quarter the Bucks led 14-7. The blizzard were outscored 13-3 in the second quarter, and went into the break down 27-10. The game was put out of reach in the third quarter when it ended with the Bucks up 43-16. The Blizzard cut the lead by six points in the final stanza, but fell to 3-3 on the season. Green Bay’s next game is against the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday, June 25th in the Resch Center. 

 

Peninsula Packer fans split on Love

While the Green Bay Packers deal with uncertainty regarding their 16-year veteran franchise quarterback, there is a great divide in how people feel about the possibility of second-year quarterback Jordan Love being under center. Recently, Door County Daily News ran a poll to gauge how confident fans of the green and gold were in the event that Jordan Love is the starting quarterback in 2021. The results were almost evenly split when fans were asked if they believed Love could lead Green Bay to a winning record. Out of 227 votes, 115 voted no, and 112 voted yes. Love was the surprise of the 2020 NFL draft when the Packers selected him 26th overall. While only time will tell how the entire situation between Rodgers and the Packers plays out, who will be the Packers quarterback week one remains the million-dollar question of the NFL’s offseason. 

 

Area track teams compete for state bids

Sectional meets were held for area schools at two different locations on Thursday. Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco made the trip to Fox Valley Lutheran. Algoma, Sevastopol, and Gibraltar headed to Rosholt. Algoma reported a state qualifier and Sevastopol announced their athlete's accomplishments. 

 

 

 

 

For full results of Sectional meets around the state, follow this link. 

 

 

 

 

Rain delays don't slow Booyah; Rattlers start slow

A pair of area baseball teams had vastly different outcomes in their Thursday games. 

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

Despite having weather hold up the game in two different instances on Thursday, the Green Bay Booyah still beat the Fon Du Lac Dock Spiders, 5-1. The Dock Spiders got on the board to open up the game, but that would be their only run throughout the game. The Booyah scored the next inning on a Tristin Garcia RBI single. The Booyah took the lead when Nathan Blasick got to first on a walk with the bases loaded. Blasick’s big day continued, hitting a ground-rule double that brought two runs across. Blasick would get around himself, and make the score 5-1. 

 

Another big-time performer for the Booyah was one of the areas own, Connor Langreder. The De Pere native sat down eight of the fourteen batters he faced, giving up just a hit through 4.1 innings. The Booyah finished with five runs on seven hits and two errors. For the Dock Spiders, they scored a run on five hits and an error. The next game for Green Bay is against Fon du Lac again on Friday, but this time on the road. 


 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 

 

A disastrous start plagued the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in their 13-3 loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday. Quad Cities scored twelve runs in the top half of the first inning, which decided the ball game. The Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tighten the gap, but that’s all the closer they got. The Timber Rattlers have another road game against Quad Cities on Friday starting at 6:30 PM. 

 

Bucks push playoff series

In a win or go home game six against the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks chose the winning option. Khris Middleton shined in the game with 38 points, which included two 4-point plays. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the next leading scorer with 30 points and Jrue Holiday pitched in 21. The Bucks downed the Nets, 104-89, despite a 32-point effort from Kevin Durant. The series goes back to Brooklyn for a deciding game seven on Sunday. Tip-off on Sunday is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 

 

Baseball round-up: Gibraltar/Washington Island denied late

Gibraltar/Washington Island saw their streak of consecutive regional titles end on Wednesday in a 12-9 loss to Mishicot. 

 

The Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and led 6-1 in the third, but then saw the lead erased by the Vikings in the third and fourth innings. The Vikings took the lead in the fourth inning thanks to a six-run frame.  The Indians would respond with single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings to make it 9-8 entering the seventh. The Vikings would give up four runs in the top half of the inning and were unable to scrape up enough baserunners to take bite out of the Indians' lead.

 

The Vikings end the season 13-8.

 

 

Softball round-up: Kewaunee, L-C claim regional crowns

Two Kewaunee County schools kept their seasons alive with wins in the WIAA Softball Regional Finals on Wednesday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco received a complete game, three-hit shut out from Rebecca Kroll as the Spartans rolled to an 8-0 win over Shawano. They will face conference foe Marinette in the sectional semi-final for Division 2 at Luxemburg-Casco on Monday.

 

Kewaunee nearly saw a 6-1 lead disappear because of a determined Southern Door squad, but captured the regional title 6-4 over the Eagles. The Storm will play conference foe Peshtigo on Monday in Kewaunee.

 

Algoma saw their season end in extra innings in a 4-3 loss to Iola-Scandanavia at home.

Track preview: Trip to State on the line in Thursday's sectionals

The area's track teams have plenty of athletes in the running to make the trip to the WIAA State Meet in LaCrosse next week.

 

All seven schools have athletes competing in two different sectional sites between Division 2 at Fox Valley Lutheran and Rosholt.

 

Competing at Fox Valley Lutheran will be Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco. Algoma, Sevastopol, and Gibraltar will make the trip to Rosholt. 

 

The first events take place at 3:30 p.m.

Packerland releases softball All-Conference nods

With Packerland teams fighting to keep their softball season going, the conference saluted the regular season performance of All-Conference players. The 2021 All-Conference selections are listed below. 

 

Softball 1st team: 

 

Pitchers

Bethany Ahrens     - Peshtigo - Sophomore

Claire Kohnle - Kewaunee - Senior

Kalista Susa - Oconto - Senior

Catchers

Karli Cahill - Peshtigo - Senior

Emma Hallgren - Kewaunee - Senior

Infielders

Elizabeth Rohr - Kewaunee - Senior

Maggie Sohrweide (Unanimous) - Oconto - Junior        

Grace Wickman     - Peshtigo - Senior

Hanna Wiese - Algoma - Senior

Hallie Wusterbarth - Oconto - Senior

Outfielders

Toni Bortolini - Kewaunee - Junior

Cierra Brann (Unanimous) - Kewaunee - Senior

Sophia Counard - Southern Door - Freshman

 

Softball 2nd team:

 

Pitchers

Rylee Fenendael - Algoma - Junior

Melanie Watters     - Southern Door - Senior

Catchers

Lauren McDowell - Oconto - Freshman

Nicole Norton - Southern Door - Senior

Infielders

Chloe Lustila - Southern Door - Sophomore

Callie Miller - Southern Door - Sophomore

Allison Peters - Peshtigo - Sophomore

Taylor Schleis - Kewaunee - Junior

Outfielders 

Nevaeh Brill - Oconto - Senior

Natalee Jandrin - Southern Door - Senior

Lexi Kehoe - Peshtigo - Senior

Sasha Laaksonen - Sevastopol - Senior

 

Softball Honorable Mention:

 

Catchers

Sage Krause - Gibraltar - Senior

Infielders

Tori Alger - Sturgeon Bay - Freshman

Barret Chomeau - Gibraltar - Senior

Greta Gutschow - Southern Door - Sophomore

Bailey Rikkola - Sevastopol - Sophomore

Amelia Robinson - Algoma - Sophomore

Alyse Viestenz - Oconto     - Sophomore

Outfielders

Sydney Lund - Peshtigo     - Junior

 

Player of the Year: 

Claire Kohnle - Kewaunee - Senior - Pitcher

 

Packerland announces All-Conference baseball honors

With the 2021 baseball season drawing closer to the end, the Packerland Conference reflected on the regular season. On Wednesday the All-Conference teams were announced. The selections are listed below.

 

Baseball 1st team:

 

Pitchers

Christian Counard - Southern Door - Sophomore

Caleb Schaller - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Luke Steebs (unanimous) - Gibraltar - Senior

Catchers

Devin Schinktgen - Southern Door - Senior

Zachary Wallin - Peshtigo - Senior

Infielders

Andrew Carbajal - Sturgeon Bay     - Senior

Cal Ihlenfeldt - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Payton Kohnle - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Charlie Neinas - Southern Door - Junior

Outfielders

Riley Anderson - Oconto - Junior

Logan Jeanquart - Southern Door - Junior

Alex Laughlin (unanimous) - Gibraltar - Senior    

Utility/DH

Preston Rehwinkel - Peshtigo - Senior        

 

Baseball 2nd team:

 

Pitchers

Jaden Diller - Southern Door - Sophomore 

Marcus Reinhardt - Gibraltar - Senior

Catchers

Spencer Krause     - Gibraltar - Senior

Mitch Thompson - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Infielders

Marshal Bukowski - NEW Lutheran - Senior

Koby Cuyler - Peshtigo - Junior

Sam Lindenberg - Gibraltar - Junior

Jack Peterson - Southern Door - Sophomore

Outfielders

Logan Allan - Oconto - Senior

Jack Severin - Kewaunee - Senior

Ryan Van Vooren - Peshtigo - Senior

Utility/DH

Anthony Jennerjohn - Sturgeon Bay - Senior

 

Baseball Honorable Mention:

 

Pitchers

Jacob Berth - Peshtigo - Junior

Catchers

Cal Ellefson - Sevastopol - Junior

Hunter Moore - Sturgeon Bay - Senior

Infielders

Alex Daoust - Southern Door - Senior

Cain Hall - Kewaunee - Junior

Ryan Jorgenson - Gibraltar - Junior

Luke Krueger - Oconto - Junior

Alex Rohr - Kewaunee - Senior

Braden Shallow - Oconto - Junior

Outfielders

Carter Bieri - Sevastopol - Junior

Will Boetcher - Peshtigo     - Junior

Rylan Caldecott     - Gibraltar - Sophomore

Nate Everard - Southern Door - Senior

Utility/DH

Frankie Ash - Sevastopol - Junior

Elijah Meerstein     - NEW Lutheran - Sophomore

Player of the Year

Devin Schinktgen - Southern Door - Senior - Catcher

 

Packers holding final OTA's

The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of holding their final voluntary Organized Team Activities before training camp opens, which is projected for late July. Many young players are getting a large load of reps as a lot of vets and starters are not in town. The headliner of them all is Jordan Love, who has taken the majority of competitive reps with the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ future in Green Bay. The session is scheduled to end after Thursday’s practice. While it’s unconfirmed, Head Coach Matt Lafleur has hinted that July 29th as the training camp start date. 

 

Bucks give up double-digit lead

The Milwaukee Bucks appeared to be cruising to a game five victory and the conference lead on Tuesday night. The game did not end how it originally appeared, as the Bucks gave up a 16-point halftime lead to the Brooklyn Nets and fell by a final score of 114-108. The Bucks big three of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday led the way in scoring for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo had 34, Middleton had 25, and Holiday had 19. The Bucks were unable to contain Kevin Durant, who had a career night with 49 points. The series score is now 3-2 in the Nets favor and the teams will head to the Fiserv Forum on Thursday.  

 

Area softball teams look to extend season

Multiple area softball teams take the diamond on Wednesday with the season on the line. 

 

Southern Door will get a second chance to knock off Kewaunee.

 

Algoma takes on Lola-Scandinavia, attempting to avoid being the second Packerland team to have their season ended by Lola-Scandinavia. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts Shawano for the first time this season in regional play. 

 

Gibraltar last area baseball team standing

After Tuesday’s WIAA Regional Tournament play, Gibraltar was the only area school to pick up a baseball win. 

 

Gibraltar took nine innings to beat Kewaunee for the second time this season, 6-4.

 

Southern Door couldn’t get across the plate in their 2-0 loss to Mishicot. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco kept the game tight with Denmark, but fell 4-2. 

 

In MLB action, the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds went scoreless until the tenth inning, when Cincinnati won 2-1. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took a 5-3 loss to Quad Cities. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah handled the Kokoma Jackrabbits, winning 8-4. 

 

Track and field recap: Qualifers head to sectionals Thursday

It will be a short turnaround for several athletes in Door and Kewaunee counties after successful regional meets in track and field action Monday.

 

The top four in every event qualify for their respective sectional meet.

 

In Little Chute, the Luxemburg-Casco girls finished in second place and the Kewaunee boys took third to lead the area's teams. Sectional qualifiers include:

 

Girls 4x800m Relay: Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee

Boys 4x800m Relay: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco

Girls 100m Hurdles: Regional Champion Cate Anderson (Sturgeon Bay) Alexa Nelson (Sturgeon Bay), Lauren Alger (Sturgeon Bay) and Alexis Vogt (Luxemburg-Casco) 

Boys 110m Hurdles: Regional Champion John Larson (Luxemburg-Casco) and Kaden Borkovetz (Southern Door)

Girls 100m Dash: Alexandria Wech (Luxemburg-Casco) and Lizzy O'Dill (Kewaunee)

Boys 100m Dash: Alex Montana (Southern Door)

Girls 1600m Run: Madi Bevins (Luxemburg-Casco) 

Boys 1600m Run: Cameron Cullen (Kewaunee), Spencer Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco)

Girls 4x200m Relay: Regional Champion Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee

Boys 4x200m Relay: Kewaunee, Southern Door

Girls 400m Dash: Natalie Pansier (Kewaunee) and Micaela Boucher (Luxemburg-Casco)

Boys 400m Dash: Bryce Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) and Christopher Cullen (Kewaunee)

Girls 4x100m Relay: Luxemburg-Casco

Boys 4x100m Relay: Southern Door and Kewaunee

Girls 300m Hurdles: Cate Anderson (Sturgeon Bay), Kaaryn Smidel (Kewaunee) and Lauren Alger (Sturgeon Bay)

Boys 300m Hurdles: John Larson (Luxemburg-Casco)

Boys 800m Run: Spencer Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) and Anthony Jerabek (Kewaunee)

Girls 200m Dash: Gabrielle Wech (Luxemburg-Casco)

Boys 200m Dash: Bryce Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco)

Boys 3200m Run: Cameron Cullen (Kewaunee)

Girls 4x400m Relay: Regional Champion Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay

Boys 4x400m Relay: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco

Girls High Jump: Hannah Derenne (Luxemburg-Casco) and Jade Tomberlin (Sturgeon Bay)

Boys High Jump: Jordan Lamack (Kewaunee), Eli Mancheski (Southern Door) and Espen Walker (Sturgeon Bay)

Girls Pole Vault: Andrea Wilke (Sturgeon Bay)

Boys Pole Vault: Gordon Hodges (Sturgeon Bay) and Cole Pawlitzky (Kewaunee)

Girls Long Jump: Hannah Sternard (Sturgeon Bay)

Boys Long Jump: Kyle Conard (Southern Door)

Girls Triple Jump: Hannah Sternard (Sturgeon Bay)

Girls Discus: Regional Champion Hailey Shimon (Southern Door), Taylor Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco), and Lisa Reinke (Kewaunee)

Girls Shot Put: Regional Champion Hailey Shimon (Southern Door), Taylor Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco), and Lisa Reinke (Kewaunee)

 

Results for the Hilbert Regional, which featured Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol, has not been posted yet by the WIAA.

 

 

 

 

 

Softball round-up: Kewaunee, Southern Door set to meet

Two of the top four teams in the Packerland Conference are set to meet again after Monday's WIAA Regional action in girls' softball.

 

Kewaunee used a seven-run first inning to beat Sturgeon Bay 11-1 in five innings.

 

Southern Door collected 11 hits in its 8-3 win over Wrightstown.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's Rebecca Kroll went the distance on the mound and had a two-RBI double in the first inning to lead the Spartans to a 12-2 victory over Fox Valley Lutheran.

 

Gibraltar gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to fall to Shiocton 11-10.

 

Sevastopol fell in an offensive slugfest against Iola-Scandanavia 19-10.

 

Algoma defeated Crandon at home 3-1.

 

Wednesday's games include Algoma traveling to Iola-Scandanavia, Kewaunee hosting Southern Door, and Luxemburg-Casco playing at home against Shawano. 

Baseball preview: Regionals continue on Tuesday

The road to Grand Chute for the WIAA State Tournament continues on Tuesday for several local baseball teams.

 

Tuesday's games include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Denmark, Kewaunee hosting Gibraltar, and Southern Door playing at home against Mishicot. All of the games are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

In other baseball action, the Milwaukee Brewers saw their winning streak get snapped in a 10-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Daniel Vogelbach hit his seventh home run and Eric Lauer registered an RBI sacrifice fly in the loss. The two teams play again tonight in Milwaukee.

 

The Green Bay Booyah had their winning streak extended after falling behind early in its 6-4 win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits. The two teams continue their series in Ashwaubenon tonight.

McHugh finishes seventh, next Wednesday

Sevastopol Pioneers alum Max McHugh will have to wait until Wednesday and Thursday for his next chance to qualify for the Olympics.

 

McHugh swam a time of 1:00.56 in the final of the 100-yard breaststroke, which was tied for seventh in the eight-man race. He needed to finish in the top 2 to qualify for the team heading to Tokyo later this year.  Michael Andrew and Andrew Wilson qualified for the team with times under 58.75.

 

McHugh will swim again Wednesday in the 200-yard breaststroke preliminaries.

Luxemburg-Casco Trap shooters finish 5th in State

A return of the state competition for trapshooting saw the Luxemburg-Casco High School team finish in the top five for the first time. The Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League took place this last Saturday and Sunday in Nekoosa. Luxemburg-Casco was one of 30 teams in the 2A Division on Saturday. The Spartans were led by Jacob DeGrave’s 99, Garrett Simonar’s 97, Cody Simonar’s 94, and Trey Vincent’s 93. Coach Dale Simonar said only a few shots separated the top five teams.

 

 

The performance Saturday bested Luxemburg-Casco’s 17th finish in 2018 and 13th place in 2019. The USA High School Clay Target League is for students grades 6 through 12 and emphasizes safety, fun, and marksmanship.

 

(photos contributed)

 

Sports notes: McHugh in finals, track teams head to regionals

Max McHugh is one step closer to Tokyo after Sunday's U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha. 

 

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, McHugh swam a pair of personal bests Sunday to advance to the final in the men's 100-yard breaststroke. He registered the fifth-fastest time with a 59.68 in the semifinal heat. The top-seed is Michael Andrew after swimming a time of 58.14.

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Kewaunee's trap shooting teams competed in the state trap shoot meet over the weekend. They shot a 476, nine birds behind the eventual state champion. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco's fishing team had a strong showing at its state tournament in LaCrosse. The team consisting of Charlie Simonar and Ethan Jerabek finished in 7th place out of 21 teams. The top three high school teams even outfished some of the college squads competing. 

 

The area's track teams will begin their own road to LaCrosse on Monday with their respective WIAA Regional meets. Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay head to Little Chute to face the host school, Two Rivers, Wrightstown, and Denmark.  Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol head to Hilbert to face the host school Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran/Providence Academy, Howards Grove, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Reedsville, Roncalli, and Sheboygan Area Lutheran. The first events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in Hilbert and 4:15 p.m. in Little Chute. Sectional qualifiers in Hilbert head to Rosholt and sectional qualifiers in Little Chute go to Fox Valley Lutheran for Thursday meets.  

Softball preview: Playoffs open up

The WIAA Tournament opens up for the area's softball teams on Monday.

 

Matchups include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Fox Valley Lutheran, Sevastopol traveling to Iola-Scandanavia, Algoma playing at home against Crandon, Sturgeon Bay facing Kewaunee on the road, Gibraltar sailing to Shiocton, and Southern Door staying in Brussels to face Wrightstown.

 

All games begin at 4:30 p.m.

Baseball round-up: Brewers' family win

The Milwaukee Brewers and its local affiliate picked up wins on Sunday.

 

A Luis Urias RBI triple and Avisail Garcia's two-run homer gave the Brewers the lead in the sixth inning in its 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They will stick around Milwaukee to play the Cincinnati Reds.

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored five runs in the opening frame and held on to beat the South Bend Cubs 7-4 to earn the series split.

 

The Green Bay Booyah was held scoreless until a Tristin Garcia RBI double in the ninth inning of a 7-1 loss to the Madison Mallards.

 

In Door County League action, Sister Bay shut out Baileys Harbor 13-0.

 

High school baseball fans will have to wait until Tuesday for the WIAA Tournament to pick up. Tuesday games include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Denmark, Kewaunee hosting Gibraltar, and Southern Door playing at home against Mishicot. 

Bucks even up series versus Nets

The Milwaukee Bucks have turned its Eastern Conference semifinals matchup against the Brooklyn Nets into a best of three after winning Sunday 107-96.

 

The Bucks were able to use a strong second and third quarters to take Game 4, outscoring the Nets 58-43 in the pair of frames. The game turned in favor of the home team in the second quarter after Nets guard Kyrie Iriving appeared to sprain his ankle going up for a rebound against Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kevin Durant had to take on the lion's share of the work the rest of the way before departing with approximately four minutes remaining in the game. Durant scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. While 13 Nets players scored on Sunday, Irving was the only other player to reach double figures. 

 

The Bucks meanwhile five different players reach double figures, led by Antetokounmpo's 34 points. Khris Middleton chipped in 19 points while Jrue Holiday and P.J. Tucker added 14 and 13 points respectively. The Bucks hit 16 three-pointers in the win, compared to just 10 for the Nets.

 

The Bucks and Nets will meet again in Brooklyn on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Baseball: Brewers, Booyah pick up wins

The Milwaukee Brewers won another game on Saturday, over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brew Crew used five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to propel themselves. The game ended up as a 7-4 finals score in favor of Milwaukee. The Brewers will be back in action at 

 

The Green Bay Booyah beat the Madison Mallards on Friday when they won by a final score of 9-3. The next game for the Booyah is at Madison again on Sunday with a start time scheduled for 4:05 PM.

 

A chance to even their series awaits the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Sunday at 1:05 PM. The Rattlers are currently down three games to two in the series with the South Bend Cubs after Saturday's 5-2 loss. Sunday's game will be the last game of the series. 

Bucks look to even playoff series

After an impressive win in game three of their second round playoff series earlier this week, the Milwaukee Bucks have a chance to provide a big sigh of relief to finish the weekend. On Sunday afternoon the Bucks will try to make their second round playoff series 2-2 when they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn leads the Bucks two games to one in the playoff series. The first two games went down as Nets victories. Sunday’s game is scheduled for 2:00 PM.

 

Eagles take home extra track hardware

For the Southern Door Eagles boys track squad, they were honored with more than just how they finished in team standings at the Packerland Conference meet. Southern Door’s Kyle Conard was named Outstanding Male Athlete. At the Packerland Conference meet, Conard scored 36 points including victories in the long jump, triple jump, and contributing to the 400-meter relay victory.

Area girls soccer ends season on Saturday

In Saturday's WIAA Playoff action, Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco had tight losses to end their season. Luxemburg-Casco saw their season come to an end on Saturday afternoon and the  Spartans took on Freedom for the second time this season and took another loss to the Freedom squad, 3-0. Freedom has the advantage in the teams two games against one another, 8-1. With the loss, Luxemburg-Casco’s overall season record is 6-5. The Spartans up and down season includes wins in two of their last three games. 

 

Saturday was the last time the 2021 Sturgeon Bay Clippers girls soccer team took the pitch.. The season ended in the WIAA playoffs with a 5-0 loss to Wrightstown. It was their second time being shut out by Wrightstown. Drew Starr had six saves for Sturgeon Bay, but the Clippers couldn’t get the firepower they needed to match the handful of goals. Sturgeon Bay ends the season with a 5-7 overall record, including a playoff win. 

 

 

 

 

Baseball teams sweep Friday

Three of the state’s marquee baseball teams won tight contests on Friday. A seventh inning rally lifted the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, by a final score of 7-4. In the seventh, the Brewers scored five runs, taking advantage of a two-run double by Christian Yelich and getting three batters on base by way of a walk. The Brewers will be in action again on Saturday with the first pitch thrown at 3:10 PM. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers also had a late rally, scoring four runs in the ninth inning against the South Bend Cubs. The Rattlers were down 2-1 heading into their final frame, and won the game 5-2. The Timber Rattlers will be back at home on Saturday against South Bend. The game starts at 6:05 PM. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah had their second win in Mequon this season when they beat the Lakeshore Chinooks 4-3 on Friday evening. On Saturday they will go to the state’s capital and face the Madison Mallards. The game will start at 6:35 PM.

 

Spartans and Clippers girls soccer teams going for road playoff wins

On Saturday morning Luxemburg-Casco will try to continue their good fortunes after a good defensive performance in their opening playoff win. The Spartans face Freedom, who is 5-6 this season. The two teams did squabble earlier this season, with Freedom winning 5-1 on May 24th. The Spartans come into the game with a 7-4 overall mark. The winner of Saturday’s game will take on the winner in the matchup between Seymour and Denmark. The Spartans game on Saturday will begin at 10:00 AM and will be held in Freedom. 

 

After a shutout win over Clintonville, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers will be heading to Wrightstown on Saturday for their second game of WIAA postseason play. The tall task will also be a shot at payback as Wrightstown downed Sturgeon Bay 3-0 on May 22nd. Since starting the season 0-3, the Clippers have since gone 5-3. Wrightstown is an overall 11-3 this year. The winner of Saturday’s game will play the winner of the game between Roncalli and St. Mary Catholic. The Clippers will begin play on Saturday at 5:00 PM. 

 

 

 

Packers go virtual at entrance

Fans getting into Lambeau Field to catch a Packers game this fall will have to be mobile. The Packers organization announced on Friday that they were making the switch from no longer taking paper tickets at the entry gate, but will have people enter as their e-tickets are scanned. In an article from the Packers official website, it states that mobile-only tickets will help ensure safe, secure ticketing at Lambeau Field and help prevent the use of counterfeit tickets. Also noted by the Packers was the success mobile ticketing had during the teams two playoff games this past season. They also cited different industries and area events that successfully made the switch. Commemorative paper tickets will still be sent to season ticket holders.

Pioneer alum readies for Olympic Trials

The road to Tokyo begins this weekend for former Sevastopol Pioneer Max McHugh.

 

McHugh is coming off two NCAA titles where he won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. His time in the 100-yard breaststroke is the fifth-fastest ever and he is just a few years removed from setting the national high school record when he won a state title. 


He will be competing in the Olympic Trials this weekend in Omaha, Neb. in those two events. The 100-yard breaststroke will be decided on Sunday and Monday while the 200-yard breaststroke will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. You can find the viewing information below: 

 

Sunday, June 13th: 100 Breaststroke

Prelims begin at 10am

Semifinals begin at 4:30pm (NBCSN)

Monday, June 14th: 100 Breaststroke

Finals begin at 6pm (NBC)

 

Wednesday, June 16th: 200 Breaststroke

Prelims begin at 10am

Semifinals begin at 5:30pm (NBCSN)

Thursday, June 17th: 200 Breaststroke

Finals begin at 7pm (NBCSN)

Softball round-up: Kewaunee, Southern Door fall

Two area Packerland Conference teams found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger Thursday with the WIAA playoff looming in the near future.

 

Southern Door was unable to come back all the way from an early 3-0 deficit to fall 3-2 to Valders.

 

Kewaunee gave up five runs in the opening frame and could not respond enough in 8-4 defeat at the hands of county opponent Luxemburg-Casco.

 

Regionals begin on Monday with the Spartans facing Fox Valley Lutheran, Algoma hosting Crandon, Sevastopol traveling to Iola-Scandanavia, Kewaunee playing at home against Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar visiting Shiocton, and Southern Door battling Wrightstown in Brussels. All games begin at 4:30 p.m.

Soccer round-up: Spartans, Clippers advance

Area teams went 2-1 Thursday evening in the opening round of the WIAA girls' soccer playoffs.

 

Luxemburg-Casco used a pair of Jillian Lynts goals and 10 saves by Tabi Lemens to secure a 3-1 win over Shawano. The Spartans will play Freedom at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

Sturgeon Bay shut out Clintonville 7-0 while Sevastopol/Gibraltar saw their season end with a 2-1 loss to Roncalli. The Clippers will play Saturday at Wrightstown.

Bucks hold on against Nets

The Milwaukee Bucks prevented themselves from falling 3-0 in its playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, eventually winning its matchup Thursday 86-83. 

 

The final margin was set in stone in the first half when the Bucks came out firing, outscoring the Nets 30-11 in the opening quarter. The Nets would respond with their own big frame, outscoring the Bucks 31-15. The Bucks and Nets would trade blows the rest of the way as both teams clamped down in the second half with both teams scoring only 41 points after the break.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for over 60 points of Bucks' totals, one of the highest totals between a pair of teammates in a playoff game in NBA history. Middleton scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while Antetokounmpo collected 14 rebounds and 33 points. Kevin Durant scored 30 points for the Nets in the loss. 

 

The next game is 2 p.m. Sunday.

Baseball round-up: Gibraltar, L-C get opening round wins

Three local teams are moving onto the next round of the WIAA playoffs to highlight local baseball action on Thursday.

 

in high school baseball action, Gibraltar toppled Roncalli 8-1, Luxemburg-Casco shutout Sturgeon Bay 9-0, Kewaunee blew out Algoma 15-3, and Sevastopol saw its season end in a 10-0 loss to Manitowoc Lutheran in six innings. The next round will now feature the Vikings and the Storm meeting up in Kewaunee, Southern Door hosting either Mishicot or Valders, and the Spartans battling top-seeded Denmark. 

 

Northwoods League action saw the Green Bay Booyah jump out to a 4-0 lead but give up three runs in the top of the 13th inning to call 8-5 to the Lakeshore Chinooks. They will face the Chinooks on the road on Friday.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers unloaded on the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen with six unanswered runs to take the finale 7-2. Daniel Voegelbach homered in the win. They now come home for a weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first game is slated for 7:10 p.m.

Packers back to full capacity

Crowds will be back to full capacity at Lambeau Field this fall the Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday.

 

The announcement also included plans to host Family Night, the Packers 5K, and the Annual Shareholders Meeting at full capacity. Packers CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement that the organization is looking forward to "once again experiencing the incredible atmosphere our fans provide at training camp, games and events."

 

No proof of vaccination will be required, but the Packers do ask that every one that is not fully vaccinated follow the CDC guidelines when attending games and events. 

Soccer preview: Road to Milwaukee begins Thursday

The opportunity to play for a state title in girls' soccer starts Thursday with first-round matchups in the WIAA Tournament.

 

In Division 3, Luxemburg-Casco will try to keep their winning streak alive when they host Shawano at 7 p.m. Winner has a morning matchup on Saturday with Freedom.

 

In Division 4, Sevastopol/Gibraltar visits Roncalli and Sturgeon Bay hosts Clintonville. The Vikineers will play at 5 p.m. and the Clippers will start at 7 p.m. Kewaunee opted out of the state tournament last week. 

Baseball preview: L-C/Sturgeon Bay highlights playoff openers

The road to Grand Chute begins on Thursday with a trio of games.

 

In Division 2, Door County/Kewaunee County grudge match between two non-conference opponents as Sturgeon Bay visits Luxemburg-Casco at 4:30 p.m.

 

In Division 3, Gibraltar will stay home to face Roncalli while the war on the shore heads to the diamond with Algoma visiting Kewaunee. The first pitch for those games is 4:30 p.m.

 

In Division 4, Sevastopol will head south for a 4:30 p.m. matchup against Manitowoc Lutheran. 

 

Winners will advance to Tuesday's second round, which is where Southern Door is already waiting for its matchup against the winner of Mishicot/Valders.

Sturgeon Bay softball wins playoff opener

There will be more softball to be played for the Sturgeon Bay Clippers after topping Gillett/Suring in the opening round of the WIAA Playoffs on Wednesday at their home park 7-4.

 

Both teams traded runs in the first inning and Gillett/Suring took 2-1 lead in the fourth before the Clippers responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take control of the game for good in the bottom half of the inning. The Clippers would tack on a pair of runs in the sixth inning and stop a Gillett/Suring rally in the top half of the seventh to secure the win.

 

The Clippers will have the weekend off before facing top-seeded Kewaunee on the road.

 

The Storm will play one more tune-up before the playoffs when they play Luxemburg-Casco at home beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco's Smith qualifies for state golf meet

Luxemburg-Casco junior Zach Smith still has more golf to play after qualifying for the state meet earlier this week.

 

Smith shot a 78 at the Par 71 Waushara Country Club in Wautoma to finish the day tied for fifth place with Peshtigo's Grant Bauman. Smith defeated Bauman in a tiebreaker The Spartans finished in eighth place as a team with a score of 345.

 

Other individual scores include:

Christian Rasmussen 85

TJ Weinfurter 90

Caden Lukes 92

Ethan Marach 104

 

The area had two other golfers qualify for their respective sectional meet, but did not qualify for next week's state championships at Trapper's Turn in Wisconsin Dells. Golfing for Gibraltar, Teddy Roth finished the day on the Par 72 Hunter's Glen course in Crivitz with a score of 107 and 47th place. Payton Thomas was one stroke with a score of 108. 

Brewers roll over Reds

After giving up a run in the second inning, the Milwaukee Brewers quickly tightened up in their 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Avisail Garcia evened the game when he smacked his twelfth homer of the season in the top of the fourth inning. Luis Urias crossed the plate on a fielder's choice RBI from Christian Yelich. 

 

With a 2-1 lead, Avisaii Garcia continued to add to it with an RBI single that scored Jace Pederson. In the top of the seventh. Travis Shaw would pad the lead with a two-RBI double in the top of the ninth, scoring Tyrone Taylor and Omar Narvaez. The final score ended up 5-1 in favor of the Brewers. Milwaukee has another matchup with the Reds on Wednesday at 6:10 PM. 

 

In other baseball news, the Green Bay Booyah were off on Tuesday but will be back Wednesday, hosting the Wisconsin Woodchucks. In minor league action, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lost to the South Bend Cubs 7-5. 

 

Girls soccer: Spartans handily win finale

With the WIAA playoffs beginning Thursday for area teams, Luxemburg-Casco got one last regular season go-around. The Spartans beat Peshtigo by a 6-1 final score on Tuesday night. The win makes the Spartans final regular season record 6-4 overall. It’ll be a quick turnaround for the Spartans, who take on Shawano on Thursday in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs. The teams will square off with a chance to play Freedom in the following round on Saturday. The scheduled start time is 7:00 PM and the Spartans will host. 

 

The Packerland-Eastern Conference issued a press release with the final regular standings for 2021. The standings are pictured below. 

 

Boys golf: Eagles, Clippers neck and neck in final standings

In the final Packerland standings, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay had a tight battle for the bronze medal. Peshtigo and Oconto topped the standings, but Southern Door edged Sturgeon Bay for third place. The entire conference standings per a press release from the Packerland Conference can be found below. 

 

Softball: Kewaunee drops non-conference game; Postseason play begins

In one last game before postseason play, Kewaunee took a 10-0 loss to Denmark. Kewaunee currently has an overall record of 13-6 in the regular season, and are 8-0 in conference and atop the Packerland standings. One last regular game awaits the Storm, who play Luxemburg-Casco in a non-conference tilt on Thursday. On Monday, June 14th, Kewaunee will take on the winner of Wednesday’s game between Sturgeon Bay and Gillett/Suring. 

 

On Wednesday, Sturgeon Bay begins their WIAA playoff play, hosting Gillett/Suring. That game begins at 5:00 PM. The winner will take on Kewaunee in the next round on June 14th. 

 

Below is the Packerland Conference final regular season standings with conference records, per a press release from the Packerland Conference. 

 

Baseball round-up: Kewaunee storms past Two Rivers

All Kewaunee could do on Monday was hit and Luxemburg-Casco could not buy a knock in local baseball action.

 

Four different players had two RBI in the Storm's win over Two Rivers.

 

The Spartans were no-hit twice, losing to Denmark 2-0 and 3-0.

 

Algoma's offense could not keep pace with Hilbert/Stockbridge, falling 17-7 in the five innings.

 

The Green Bay Booyah won their third game in a row, finishing off a two-game sweep of the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-0.

 

Both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had Monday off, but it was the parent club that woke up in sole possession of first place after a Chicago Cubs loss to the San Diego Padres. The Timber Rattlers play at South Bend while the Brewers play at Cincinnati. 

Track round-up: Sevastopol girls, Kewaunee boys win Packerland Conference

The Kewaunee boys and Sevastopol girls' track teams continued their 2021 narrative on Monday with championships at the Packerland Conference Track and Field Championships in Peshtigo.

 

The Lady Pioneers won seven events en route to its first-place finish, holding off Kewaunee's surge 143.5-140.

 

The Storm boys had six event wins, including three from Cameron Cullen, to pace the Packerland field with 177 points, 40 points more than second place Peshtigo.

 

Complete Results Here, Team by Team break downs at NewRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

Picture courtesy of Sevastopol School District

 

Varsity - Mens

1.Kewaunee177

2.Peshtigo132

3.Southern Door128

4.Sturgeon Bay61.5

5.Sevastopol58

6.Northeastern Wiscons...57.5

7.Gibraltar31

8.Oconto14

9.Algoma8

 

Womens Varsity

1.Sevastopol143

2.Kewaunee140.5

3.Sturgeon Bay107

4.Gibraltar65.5

5.Southern Door59

6.Peshtigo53

7.Algoma44

8.Oconto36

9.Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran24

Bucks dig two game hole

The Milwaukee Bucks were looking for a momentum-shifting win to even their second-round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets, but a demoralizing loss came instead on Monday. The Nets had a fast start, outscoring the Bucks 36-19 in the first quarter. They never looked back, as the Bucks fell by a 125-86 final score. No scorers reached twenty points for Milwaukee, as Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 and Khris Middleton scored 17. 

 

The Bucks have a couple of days to regroup before Thursday’s game three in the Fiserv Forum. Tip-off for Thursday’s battle is at 6:30 PM. 

 

Spartans girls soccer shut down Marines, face Peshtigo

The Luxemburg-Casco girls soccer team rebounded from a pair of losses last week with a big 7-1 win over Marinette Monday night.

 

It was a reversal of fortunes for both teams as the Spartans went 1-2 last week and the Marines had shut out two consecutive opponents.  Heather Iverson and Tara Dhuey scored two goals apiece while Haley Paye, Jillian Lynts and Cadence Trimberger each chipped in one tally as well. The Spartans will get one more tune-up before the playoffs begin later this week with a home match against Peshtigo at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Packerland Conference's teams will have off until Thursday's start of the WIAA playoffs.

 

Picture courtesy of L-C Soccer Club

 

 

Packerland track and field battle for crown

The Packerland Conference will host its championship event on Monday in Peshtigo.

 

The Kewaunee boys are flying high after winning the Wildcat Classic at Green Bay West last Wednesday. They have also proven to be successful against Packerland opponents, winning everyone of their quad meets this season. It has been a similar story for the Sevastopol girls team, which also won all of its quad meets this season against Packerland opponents.

 

The first events begin at 3:30 p.m.

 

On Friday, Luxemburg-Casco was a part of its own conference championships. The boys took 7th place with 36 points and the girls took fifth with 75.66 points. No individual champions were crowned but the Spartans' John Larson and Taylor Thiry came close with second place finishes.

Soccer preview: Brackets released

Luxemburg-Casco will play the only local match of the night as the girls' soccer playoffs gear up to begin on Thursday.

 

The Spartans look to rebound from their loss against Wrightstown last week with a home match against Marinette beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

The WIAA brackets were announced on Sunday for play to start on Thursday with the opportunity to take the pitch again on Saturday. In Division 3, Luxemburg-Casco will host Shawano at 7 p.m. with a chance to face top-seeded Freedom. In Division 4, Sevastopol/Gibraltar will play on the road against Roncalli with a chance to play top-seeded St. Mary Catholic. Sturgeon Bay will host Clintonville before possibly playing Wrightstown. Kewaunee has opted out of the postseason. 

Baseball round-up: Brewers sweep D-Backs, four HS games Monday

There is plenty of positivity spilling into Monday in the world of local baseball.

 

In MLB action, Corbin Burnes struck out 13 in seven innings of shutout ball while Daniel Robertson and Tyrone Taylor each homered in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks to earn the sweep. The Brewers will try to keep the winning streak alive when they play Cincinnati on Tuesday. 

 

The Midwest League featured the final game for the Timber Rattlers as the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers as they scored seven runs in the seventh inning to cruise to a 11-1 victory over the Peoria Chiefs. The Udder Tuggers will revert back to the Timber Rattlers when they play at South Bend on Tuesday.

 

The Green Bay Booyah won their first Sunday game as the Green Bay G.O.A.T.S 5-3 over the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Booyah play against the Chinooks again Monday on the road.

 

In Door County League action, Tom Sawyer homered but the Sister Bay Bays suffered their first loss of the season 17-9 to Kolberg. No other scores have been reported.

 

High school baseball action on Monday features Luxemburg-Casco playing a pair at Denmark, Algoma hosting Hilbert,  and Kewaunee battling Two Rivers at home. Those games all begin at 4:30 p.m.

Bucks look to even series

The Milwaukee Bucks look to avoid slipping into a 2-0 hole Monday night when they play the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

 

The Nets outscored the Bucks 35-23 in the third quarter and did not look back in its 115-107 win on Saturday. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points while Brook Lopez pitched in 19 and Jrue Holiday added 17 in the loss. ESPN reported Sunday that James Harden's hamstring issues from Saturday will keep him out of game two on Monday.

 

The opening tip at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 

Brewers overcome early defecit

The Milwaukee Brewers appeared to be having a night on the losing end of their home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. In the first inning the Diamondbacks scored a run and added another in the top of the fourth. Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning down 2-0, the Brewers quickly turned the game around with a score on a two-out passed ball which allowed Daniel Vogelbach to cross the plate. That mistake proved to be costly for Arizona. The Brewers would follow that up before the inning’s end with a two-rbi single by Tyrone Taylor that scored Christian Yelich and David Peralta. 

 

Milwaukee tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went up 5-2. Before the seventh-inning stretch, Arizona came through with a three-run inning to tie the game. In their last inning at the plate, Milwaukee put together a two-run eighth inning. That would be all that was needed to win the game 7-5. The Brewers now have a 32-26 record and play the Diamondbacks again on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah got their first win of the season over the Fon du Lac Spiders, 5-4 on Saturday night. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers donned their Wisconsin Udder-Tugger uniforms but gave up four runs in the top of the ninth and lost 12-9. 

 

Bucks lose first playoff game

The extra days off after their first round playoff sweep may have had lingering effects as the Milwaukee Bucks took a game one loss to the Brooklyn Nets, 115-107. The Bucks are now down 1-0 in the second round series of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. In the game one loss, the Bucks kept pace throughout the first half, as they led 32-30 after the first quarter. After two quarters, the score was 63-62 in favor of Brooklyn. The Nets outscored the Bucks 35-23 in the third quarter to go ahead thirteen points. That ended up being the difference, as Milwaukee could not close the gap. 

 

The Bucks were led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo who had 34 points. Brook Lopez pitched in 19 and Jrue Holiday came through with 17. The status for Nets’ star James Harden is unclear for the rest of the series, as he left the game to get an MRI on his hamstring that kept him out for numerous games this season. Game two of the series takes place Monday at 6:30 PM in Brooklyn. 

 

Soccer: Clippers earn shutout; area games cancelled

Kewaunee and Sevastopol had their games cancelled on Saturday but Sturgeon Bay was able to get theirs in. Called off was Kewaunee’s game against Kiel and Sevastopol/Gibraltar’s matchup with Green Bay NEW Lutheran. 

 

Sturgeon Bay won their game with Roncalli by a final score of 2-0 on Saturday. In each of their last six games, they have been on the winning or losing end of a shutout. Sturgeon Bay moved their record to 4-6 with the Saturday win. 

 

Girls soccer: Spartans shut down by Wrightstown

The Luxemburg-Casco girls soccer team fell in their second straight game on Friday, and were unable to get the ball in the net. The Spartans fell to Wrightstown by a final score of 6-0. The Spartans continue to look for consistency when they face a one-win Ashwaubenon team on Monday. The Spartans record up and down season has put their current record at 4-4 overall. 

 

Packerland teams will take the pitch on Saturday at 11 a.m. when Kewaunee heads to Kiel and Sturgeon Bay has a home tilt Roncalli.

 

Track and Field: Spartans finish in middle of boys and girls standings

In the Northeastern Conference track and field meet on Friday, both teams for Luxemburg-Casco finished in the middle of the team standings. The Spartans competed for the conference title with Clintonville, Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Marinette, Oconto Falls, Waupaca, and Wrightstown. The girls came away with a fifth place finish out of the ten teams. The winner of both the girls and boys meet was Freedom. The Spartan boys finished in seventh place. Below are team scores from athletic.net 

 

Softball: Kewaunee suffers first Packerland loss

Kewaunee fell to a conference opponent for the first time all season on Friday.

 

They fell to Peshtigo 2-1, and split the season series with them.

 

Gibraltar couldn’t get going at the plate, falling 13-0 to Oconto.

 

Algoma was able to put away Sevastopol, 8-3. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco had a dominant day against Notre Dame Academy, winning 19-2.  

 

In weekend action, Sevastopol will head to the Stockbridge Tournament, and have their first game with Stockbridge/Hilbert at 12:15 PM. Afterward the Pioneers face Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

 

Baseball: Pioneers edge Wolves; other area teams compete

Algoma came within just a run of capturing their first win on Friday against Sevastopol.

 

The Pioneers topped the Wolves, 5-4. Sevastopol went on to win the second game by a 2-1 final as well. 

 

Gibraltar’s Marcus Reinhardt threw a shutout in an 11-0 rout of Oconto. 

 

Kewaunee downed Peshtigo, 8-5. 

 

Scores for other area Friday matchups have not been reported as of 6:30 AM Saturday. 

 

In Saturday games, Sturgeon Bay has a non-conference one with Bonduel, Sevastopol hosts Elkhart LakeGlenbeulah, and Kewaunee has a home non-conference battle with Roncalli. All of these games begin at 11:00 AM. 

 

Track preview: L-C battles for conference crown

The Northeastern Conference crown is on the line Friday when Luxemburg-Casco travels to Appleton.

 

Clintonville, Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Marinette, Oconto Falls, Waupaca, and Wrightstown will also be competing for the title beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Spartans look to improve on their 2019 performance that saw them finish middle of the pack with many then-seniors leading the way.

 

Earlier this week, Kewaunee won the boys title at the Wildcat Classic hosted by Green Bay West. The Sevastopol girls finished second in the invitational that also featured Green Bay West, Green Bay East, Gibraltar, and Bonduel. 

Softball round-up: Rained out ahead of weekend action

Some local teams could not get on the field on Thursday due to quick thunderstorm ahead of the weekend slate.

 

Kewaunee/Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco/Clintonville matchups were scheduled for Thursday, but the storms would have passed through just before or during the opening stages of the game. No scores were reported.

 

On Friday, the Spartans travel to Green Bay Notre Dame for a 4:30 first pitch, Gibraltar plays Oconto in Fish Creek at 3:45 p.m., Algoma hosts Sevastopol at 5 p.m.,  Kewaunee visits Peshtigo for a 5 p.m. tilt,  and Southern Door stays in Brussels to battle NEW Lutheran at 5 p.m.

Soccer round-up: Sevastpol/Gibraltar picks up win

Local teams split their games on Thursday ahead of more matches on Friday.

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar went on the road and picked up the 3-1 victory over Valders while Luxemburg-Casco received good goalkeeping but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss to Denmark. Sturgeon Bay was shut out by Sheboygan Falls 4-0 and Kewaunee's match against Two Rivers was canceled.

 

On Friday's slate, the Spartans head to Wrightstown for a 4:30 p.m. match. Packerland play returns on Saturday at 11 a.m. when Kewaunee travels to Kiel and Sturgeon Bay hosts Roncalli.

Baseball round-up: Clippers walk-off Blazers

Several teams will play games on consecutive days as the end of the regular season quickly approaches.

 

In Thursday's action, Gibraltar was shut out by Denmark 6-0 and Sturgeon Bay walked off NEW Lutheran 13-12. No score was reported in the Algoma/Oconto matchup. 

 

On Friday, Gibraltar will play a doubleheader against Oconto beginning at 3:45 p.m., Algoma hosts a twinbill against Sevastopol at 4:30 p.m., Luxemburg-Casco stays around town to face Clintonville at 4:30 p.m., Kewaunee battles Peshtigo at 5 p.m. and Southern Door will trade blows with NEW Lutheran at 5 p.m.

 

In Northwoods League action, the Green Bay Booyah were down 7-0 before reaching the scoreboard in the top of the eighth inning in a 7-3 defeat.

 

In MLB play, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Yelich each went deep in the bottom of the third as the Milwaukee Brewers went onto beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 in the desert.

Girls soccer: Area teams looking for bounceback games

Nearly all will be active on Thursday as Luxemburg-Casco goes for three straight wins when they visit Denmark.

 

Sturgeon Bay will take the field for the first time in over a week when they travel to Sheboygan Falls for a road game. Sevastopol/Gibraltar is going to try and regain the rhythm that they had in their shutout wins over Two Rivers and Kewaunee. They take on Valders in an away contest. All area teams begin their games on Thursday at 4:30 PM. 

 

Busy Thursday on deck; postseason matchups released

Area baseball teams will have to play their Thursday games, and avoid looking ahead to their postseason games which were announced on Wednesday. In the second sectional tournament of Division two On June 10th, Sturgeon Bay will visit Luxemburg-Casco with a chance to play the top team in their bracket, Denmark. 

 

In Division three play, Southern Door is a one seed in the second section tournament. Their dominance this season will be tested by the winner of Mishicot and Valders. The Eagles won’t play a postseason game until June 15th. On June 10th, Kewaunee will take on Algoma, and face the winner of a same-day matchup between Gibraltar and Roncalli. 

 

Sevastopol is a five-seed in their tournament. They are in the section four tournament of Division four play. Their first game is on June 10th when they visit Manitowoc Lutheran. 

 

Three area teams will be in action on Thursday. Sturgeon Bay hosts Green Bay NEW Lutheran, Gibraltar travels to Denmark, and Algoma has a home game with Oconto. 

 

Light Thursday schedule; playoff matchups set

Thursday’s games will be a good chance for area softball teams to get reps before their postseason games, which were released on Wednesday. 

 

In the Division three, second sectional tournament, Sturgeon Bay will start off with a June 9th matchup against Gillett/Suring in Sturgeon Bay. The winner will face top seeded Kewaunee on June 14th. Also on June 14th, Southern Door will face off with Wrightstown in a home game. 

 

In the Division four tournament, Algoma awaits the winner of the June 9th second sectional tournament game between Manawa and Crandon. The Wolves were awarded the two seed in their section. On June 14th, Gibraltar and Sevastopol will be in action in the same tournament, but against different opponents. Gibraltar takes on Shiocton in a road game and Sevastopol also travels to face Lola-Scandinavia. 

 

In the Division two, second section tournament, Luxemburg-Casco gets June 9th off. The second seeded Spartans will find out their June 14th opponent after seeing who wins between Fox Valley Lutheran and Little Chute. The Spartans have beat both potential opponents. 

 

In area matchups Thursday, Luxemburg-Casco hosts Clintonville, and the Packerland Conference just has Southern Door and Kewaunee going at it. It’ll be a rematch of an 8-7 Kewaunee win earlier this season. That is as close as the Storm have come to losing a conference battle this season. 

 

McIntosh named successor to Alvarez

Replacing three decades of experience in their athletic department was a tall task for the University of Wisconsin, but they landed on their choice on Wednesday. The University of Wisconsin named Chris McIntosh the next leader for the red and white. After a career being an All-American offensive tackle and captain for the Badgers’ Rose Bowl teams in 1998 and 1999, McInotsh pursued a career in business before returning to his alma mater. In 2014, he rejoined Badger athletics as an associate athletic director for business development. The athletic department will be under McIntosh’s direction when he assumes duties on July 1st. 

 

(Photo from University of Wisconsin) 

Golf Round-up: Gibraltar golfers, Luxemburg-Casco qualify for sectionals

Six area golfers still have life to their season after WIAA Regional Action concluded on Tuesday.

 

In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco qualified for the sectional meet after the team took third at its regional held at Hilly Haven Golf Course. Zach Smith led the way for the Spartans with an 80 on the par 72 course. The team registered 342 strokes, finishing behind Xavier and Wrightstown. Sturgeon Bay had a total score of 394 and was led by Issak Aune's95. Jacob Norton was one stroke better at 94 with Southern Door finishing with a 397.

 

In Division 3, Gibraltar's pair of Teddy Roth and Payton Thomas scored berths to the WIAA Sectional after finishing in the top 4 of unconnected golfers. Rother scored an 89 on the par-71 Golden Sands Golf Course while Thomas collected a 104. Sevastopol as a team finished in sixth place and was led by Jack DeYoung's 109.

Softball round-up: Kewaunee scores big win

The Kewaunee Storm got one of the area's only wins on the softball diamond on Tuesday.

 

The Storm only needed four innings to get its 15-0 win over Gibraltar.

 

Southern Door received multi-hit performances from three different players in their 6-4 loss to Oconto.

 

Sturgeon Bay struggled in its 15-0 loss to Peshtigo. 

 

No scores were reported from Luxemburg-Casco's matchup against Waupaca. 

Baseball round-up: Local teams score plenty

Three local high school teams put up impressive run totals in Tuesday's baseball action.

 

In the high school ranks. Southern Door soared past Oconto 18-0 in five innings, Gibraltar toppled Kewaunee 13-1, Sturgeon Bay tamed Peshtigo 12-7, Algoma was shutout by NEW Lutheran 3-0

 

Northwoods League play saw the Green Bay Booyah drop its home opener to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 10-3.

 

MLB action had the Milwaukee Brewers slug five homers but still come up short in a 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Tyrone Taylor and Kolten Wong went deep twice for the Brewers in the defeat. 

Girls' soccer recap: L-C cruises

Luxemburg-Casco scored a big win on senior night to end the day of girls' soccer on a good note.

 

Luxemburg-Casco collected a 5-2 win over Little Chute thanks to a pair of goals from Heather Iverson.

 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol could only muster a single tally in Baileys Harbor in its 4-1 loss to Kiel.

 

In a deviation from the original schedule, Sturgeon Bay played Notre Dame and lost 5-1 though Emma Reichel got the Clippers on the board with a penalty kick goal.

 

The matchup between Kewaunee and Denmark reported no score.

Area schools nominate student-athletes for academic achievements

Administrators at area school were able to nominate student-athletes to receive recognition for work they did on the field, court, mat, and in the classroom. Packerland principals were able to nominate two boys and two girls students for Scholar Athlete awards. Criteria was for the athlete to be a second semester senior, earn at least four varsity letters over their career, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

 

Scholar Athlete Award nominees:

 

Algoma: Trevor Nell, Jackson Schoening, Breanne Schmidt, and Hanna Wiese

 

Gibraltar: Alex Laughlin, Marcus Reinhardt, Mia Chomeau, and Abigail Fitzgerald

 

Kewaunee: Alexander Rohr, Jack Severin, Cierra Brann, and Claire Kohnle

 

Sevastopol: Logan Beyer, Spencer Evenson, Zoe-Rose Kuehn, Olivia Stenzel 

 

Southern Door: Kyle Conard, Marcus Marchant, Hailey Shimon, and Ella Wienke

 

Sturgeon Bay: Ben DeNamur, Ashley Alberts

 

Principals were also able to nominate athletes for the Outstanding Achievement Award which is based on additional criteria. The student must have competed as a three-sport athlete in their junior and senior years, earned a minimum of seven athletic letters, and maintained a minimum of a 3.9 cumulative GPA. 

 

Outstanding Achievement Award nominees:

 

Algoma: Hanna Wiese

 

Kewaunee: Jack Severin, Cierra Brann

 

Sevastopol: Clove Dvorak, McKenzie Wiesner

 

Sturgeon Bay: Miranda Olson 

 

Golf teams hit links for regionals

The area's boys' golf teams will look to extend their season on Tuesday when they play in their respective regional tournaments.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Luxemburg-Casco will battle Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom. Little Chute. New London, Wrightstown, and Xavier at the WIAA Regional hosted at Hilly Haven Golf Course in De Pere beginning at 10:00 a.m.

 

Gibraltar and Sevastopol will contend with Marion, NEW Lutheran, Oconto, Oneida Nation, St. Thomas Aquinas and Shiocton when they tee off at Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil at 9 a.m.

Four track teams in action Tuesday

Four of the area's seven track teams will be back in action to kick off the short week on Tuesday.

 

Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran High School, Kewaunee, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay will head to Oconto to make up its track meet from May 4th. The first events are scheduled to start at 3:45 p.m.

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