Sports Archives for 2021-08

Storm volleyball outlasts Menominee Indian

The Kewaunee Storm had to go the distance in its volleyball matchup against Menominee Indian Monday night.

 

The two teams went back and forth all night with Kewaunee taking the first and third sets 25-17 and 25-23 while Menominee Indian took sets two and four by scores of 25-23 and 25-21. The Storm left no doubt in the decisive fifth set, winning it 15-6.

Fast start helps Brewers in victory

The scores the Milwaukee Brewers grabbed in the first two innings of Monday’s 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants was all Milwaukee needed. The Brewers scored one run in each of the first two innings. The first inning score was on an Omar Narvaez RBI single that scored Christian Yelich. The winning pitcher, Corbin Burnes, also got an RBI single that brought Jace Peterson across the plate to make the game 2-0. The Giants scored in the bottom of the seventh to make the game 2-1, but Milwaukee answered in the next half inning on a Luis Urias sac fly which scored Omar Narvaez. 

 

With the win, Milwaukee is now 80-52 on the season and they play the San Francisco Giants again on Tuesday. The game begins at 8:45 PM. 


Brewers promote top prospect to Timber Rattlers roster

You’ll be able to see the prize of the 2021 Milwaukee Brewers draft class when you head to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers games starting on Tuesday. Sal Frelick, the top pick in the Brewers 2021 entry draft, has been promoted to the Timber Rattlers’ roster. The 15th overall pick out of Boston College had spent time in rookie ball in Arizona before being promoted to the low-A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats. Frelick hit .437 with the Mudcats before his latest promotion. According to an MLB Pipeline, Frelick was the number two prospect in the Brewers organization at midseason. 

 

(Photo from Boston College athletics)

Baseball notes: Braves capture DCL Title

The Kolberg Braves won its first Door County League playoff title in seven years on Sunday, beating the Sister Bay Bays 5-1. 

Trevor Reinhardt kept the Bays in check with eight innings of solid pitching before giving way to Jake Schneider to close things out. Schneider delivered what ended to be the game-winning hit in the first inning with a two-RBI single. The Bays would scratch across a run in the bottom half of the inning on a Stuart Larsen sac fly, but that is all they would muster the rest of the game. The Braves would tack on runs in the third, sixth, and seventh to deny the Bays their second trophy of the 2021 campaign. 

 

In other baseball action, The Brewers left Minnesota with a 6-2 win and the Timber Rattlers were rained out. 

Packers look at final cuts

The Green Bay Packers will look to trim its roster to 53 over the next two days.

 

The Packers sat about 30 of its players during Saturday's preseason finale over the Buffalo Bills, leaving about 20 spots on the active 53-man roster up for grabs before Tuesday's 3 p.m. cut deadline. 

 

Head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters he would be having practice on Tuesday with his 53-man roster in place, meaning most if not all of the cuts could happen later in the day on Monday. Some of the players will have an opportunity to return to the team as a member of the practice squad, though other teams could pluck those players for their own active rosters before they ever make it there.

Brewers unable to keep up with Twins

The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins exchanged four-run innings in the middle of Saturday’s game but it was the Minnesota Twins who were able to score in later innings to win 6-4. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Minnesota got a hold of Adrian Houser and scored four runs. The Brewers retaliated with four of their own in the top of the fifth, with RBIs from Christian Yelich, Manny Pina, and Jace Peterson. The Twins then scored one run in the sixth and seventh inning. With the loss, Milwaukee’s record is 78-52 and they will play the Twins again on Sunday at 1:10 PM in Minneapolis. 

 

In other area baseball action, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were shut out, 12-0 by the Quad Cities River Bandits on Saturday evening. 

Championship Sunday for the Door County League

In northern Door County, the Sister Bay Bays and the Kolberg Braves are slated to square off for the championship game of the Door County Baseball League on Sunday. To get into the title game, Kolberg defeated Washington Island by an 8-3 final score and Sister Bay shutout Institute, 13-0. Sister Bay is the top seed and is set to host the game. The game will begin at 1:30 PM with a postseason awards ceremony to follow. 

UWGB volleyball goes 1-1 in second day of home tourney

On day two of the GBD invite at University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s Kress Center, the Phoenix got their first win of the season and then took a loss shortly after. After falling to North Dakota State and Ball State on Friday, UWGB turned around to beat University of St. Thomas in four sets on Saturday afternoon. In the Saturday evening nightcap, UWGB lost in four sets to Northern Iowa. After the tournament, UWGB’s overall record is 1-3. The Phoenix will be back in action on Friday when they open up their Wildcat Classic play in Abilene, Texas. The tournament features two Friday games against University of New Mexico and Texas Southern. On Saturday, UWGB takes on Abilene Christian University. 

Packers put finishing touches on preseason

On Saturday players were given another shot to make their case for a spot on the Green Bay Packers opening day roster in the final preseason game with the Buffalo Bills. Green Bay lost the game 19-0, but made a couple trips to the redzone. The two teams used vastly different approaches, as the Packers sat over 30 players and the Bills played their starters for a majority of the first half. In the first half, Packers quarterback Jordan Love and Bills quarterback went head-to-head. Love had an ill-advised throw go for an interception in the first half but otherwise finished with some promising completions and a statline of 12-18 with 149 yards. Allen had himself a good first half, going 20-26 with 194 yards and two touchdowns. 

 

In the game, Mason Crosby also punted for the first time in his NFL career as JK Scott dealt with a cramp. The Packers will open their season on September 12th when they visit New Orleans. Kickoff is at 3:25 PM. The Packers will be monitoring an injury to pass rusher  Za’Darius Smith, which could keep him out of at least game one. 

 

Vikings finally finish off Wolverines on 105.1 The GOAT

It took another lightning delay to do it, but the Gibraltar Vikings secured their first win in close to two years on Saturday afternoon with a 44-22 victory over Elcho/White Lake.

 

The game restarted after the game on Friday was postponed after transportation issues for the Wolverines delayed the start and thunderstorms pushed the game to Saturday with just under 7:30 remaining in the second quarter. The Vikings scored the points of the restarted second quarter after turning away the Wolverines on their processions. Braden Sitte turned a simple wide receiver screen catch into a 60 yard touchdown pass from Sam Lindenberg to extend the Vikings lead.

 

The Wolverines would get back on the board after a long drive ended with Keegan Klinger scoring from 12 yards out. The Vikings would answer the call in the fourth quarter when Lindenberg found Bela Salm for a red zone touchdown following his interception. 

 

The win gave the Vikings their first win since their 2019 playoff win at Suring and their first home victory since beating Sevastopol a few weeks prior. They will look to make it two in a row when they travel to Three Lakes on Thursday. Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

 

Phoenix volleyball has tough day one of tournament

As the UWGB volleyball season gets rolling they were early to host a tournament at the Kress Center. The facility is home to this weekend’s 2021 GBD Invite that began on Friday and goes through Saturday with UWGB having two afternoon games. The Phoenix fell in both of their Friday games against Ball State and North Dakota State University. The loss against Ball State was in four sets and the defeat against NDSU was went five sets. The Phoenix will get a shot at redemption on Saturday, when they face Universtiy of St. Thomas at 1:30 PM and also take on Northern Iowa, which is scheduled for a 6:30 PM start. 

Packers to round up preseason on Saturday

The Green Bay Packers will put a bow on preseason and try avoiding going winless when they take on the Buffalo Bills on Saturday in Orchard Park. The Packers are expected to rest 30 or more veterans tomorrow, but one who is presumed to not be resting is backup quarterback Jordan Love. If all goes as planned at the quarterback position, it will be the last time in 2021 that Love sees extended playing time. 

 

The special teams unit also has another chance to redeem their game from last week, when the kickoff unit gave up a return that went over 70 yards and J.K. Scott had a punt go for under 30. Saturday’s game is also the last chance for the defense and new defensive coordinator Joe Barry to tune-up before a regular season contest. The Bills are 2-0 so far this preseason. Kickoff is at 12 PM Central. 

Elements affect Friday football; 8-man season opens

Most area teams were able to make it through the game without being held up by the elements on Friday, but Gibraltar was not so fortunate. Gibraltar will resume their game with White Lake-Elcho on The Goat 105.1 FM at 4 PM on Saturday. Gibraltar holds a 28-14 lead midway through the second quarter when the game resumes. It was tough sledding for other area 8-man teams as Sturgeon Bay fell 42-6 in Oakfield, Sevastopol dropped their opener in Wausaukee by a 30-6 final score and Algoma also put up just one score, losing 14-6 in Florence. 

 

In 11-man action, both area teams in action pitched shutouts. Luxemburg-Casco had weather hold up their game but their offense and defense did not let up, winning 43-0 over Seymour. Southern Door took their show on the road to Ozaukee, where they won 27-0 and improved to 2-0 on the season. 

Brewers slow at the plate in loss

The Milwaukee Brewers couldn’t turn their six hits into more than just one run in their 5-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. After the top of the first inning Milwuakee was down 1-0 and then after the sixth they were down 5-0. Milwaukee’s lone run came on a Luis Urias solo home run. With the loss the Brewers are now 78-50 and will have a series with the cross-state foe, the Minnesota Twins. Friday’s game at Target Field in the twin cities starts at 7:10 PM. 

 

In other area baseball news, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were downed 7-5 on Thursday by the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Rattlers play another road game with the Bandits on Friday at 6:30 PM. 

8-man season opens with full Friday football schedule

Area 11-man and 8-man teams will be busy this Friday. In area 11-man, Kewaunee hosts Menominee, MI High School. Southern Door goes for their second win when they head to Ozaukee, which will be played on WRLU 104.1 FM. Luxemburg-Casco also takes on Seymour which will be on WBDK 96.7 FM. 

 

In 8-man football, Gibraltar opens their season at home against White Lake/Elcho and you can hear that game on WSBW 105.1 FM. Also on Friday, Sevastopol will travel to Wausaukee, Sturgeon Bay hits the road to take on Oakfield, and Algoma visits Florence. All games will start at 7:00 PM.

 

Door County United hosts relays meet

The Door County United swim team heads to the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on Thursday for its first home meet of the year.

 

Clintonville, Marinette, New London, Seymour, Shawano Community, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood will also make the trip for the relays meet. The United posted impressive times at its first meet of the year hosted at Marinette. Three Door County United swimmers individually achieved first-place finishes for their grade division; Julia Michalski (Freshmen- Sturgeon Bay), Danica Neville (Sophomore- Southern Door), and Christy Braun (Junior- Sturgeon Bay). Other top 10 individual finishers included; Caitlyn Hasenjager (Sevastopol), Molly Hall (Southern Door), Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol), Julia Kurek (Sturgeon Bay), Sanya Wienke (Sturgeon Bay), and Gaby Moreno (Sevastopol).

 

The first event begins at 5 p.m.

Packers Funchess likely out for season

For the second year in a row, the Green Bay Packers and fans will have to hold enthusiasm for the signing of wide receiver Devin Funchess. Going into his seventh season, Funchess injured his hamstring during joint practices with the New York Jets and has since been placed on injured reserve. That will end his season, unless he and the Packers reach an injury settlement, leaving him free to sign elsewhere during his recovery.

 

If Funchess misses the entire season, that will be the third straight in which he is out. In 2019, when Funchess was with the Indianapolis Colts, he broke his collarbone in the season opener and then he opted out of the 2020 season amidst the pandemic. Funchess signed with Green Bay last offseason, and caught six passes for 70 yards against Houston on August 14th. His best season came in 2017, when he hauled in 63 receptions for 840 yards.

Brewers comeback to down Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers had three innings to pull off a three-run comeback, and did that and then some on Tuesday to win 7-4 over the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers started scoring in the bottom of the first when Avisail Garcia hit a sac fly to bring Willy Adames home for a 1-0 lead. That would be the last time the Brewers lead until the bottom of the seventh. 

 

Milwaukee gave up three runs in the top of the fourth to go down 3-1, and then gave up another in the sixth and were in a 4-1 deficit. The Brewers went for four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Runs came on an RBI single from Kolten Wong that scored Lorenzo Cain. After, Christian Yelich brought Manny Pina home on a sac fly then Avisail Garcia hit his second sac fly of the day which brought Kolten Wong home. Omar Narvaez capped off the seventh inning run with an RBI double that scored Jace Pederson. Kolten Wong tacked on a homerun the next inning which brought Rowdy Tellez across and made the score 7-4. Milwaukee is now 77-49 and will play against the Reds again on Wednesday, starting at 7:10 PM. 

 

Packers trim roster to 80

On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers officially made the moves they deemed necessary to get the roster down to a required 80 players on Tuesday. To shed a few roster spots, the Packers first surprised some by releasing second-year linebacker Kamal Martin. Shortly after the Packers traded cornerback Ka’dar Hollman, who is heading into his third season, to the Houston Texans for a seventh-round draft pick. 

 

Other official moves on Tuesday include releasing defensive tackle Josh Avery and tight end Daniel Crawford. The Packers also had to place one of their valuable special teams players, Will Redmond, on injured reserve. On Tuesday August 31st, twenty-seven players will have their time on the active roster end for now as Green Bay will have to get down to 53 players. 

 

Bucks and Bud sign on for three more

After winning his first NBA Championship as a head coach and helping Milwaukee get their first title in fifty years, Mike Budenholzer has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension. Budenholzer is heading into his fourth season as a head coach, and in his time with the Bucks he’s amassed a 162-65 regular-season record. The new contract ties Milwaukee and Budenholzer together through the 2024-2025 season. 

 

This coming season will be the 75th anniversary season for Milwaukee, and it will start against the Brooklyn Nets at home on October 19th. That is when the Bucks will receive their 2020-2021 championship rings. For Budenholzer, who was an assistant coach for San Antonio from 1996-2013, it will be his fifth NBA championship ring in total. 

 

(Photo by Neil Redmond)

Gamblers make history with coaching hire

The first ever on-ice female coach in the United States Hockey League’s history now belongs to the Green Bay Gamblers. The Gamblers made history by hiring Appleton native Amy Broslma as their skating and skills development coach. Brolsma had coached for twenty-five years and participated in the 1999 United States Figure Skating National Championships, winning a bronze medal. Brolsma will jump on board over a month prior to the Gamblers first game on October 2nd at home against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. 

 

(Photo from icoachskating.com)

 

Green Knights football picked second in preseason poll

The St. Norbert College Green Knights have high expectations heading into their first football season in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. In the preseason poll, the Green Knights were picked to finish second in the conference. The poll was among the league’s coaches and sports information directors. St. Norbert got one first place vote, and the team picked first, Aurora University, received sixteen. Finishing third and fourth behind SNC in the poll is Benedictine and Lakeland University. The Green Knights open their season on September 4th in a 1:00 PM matchup with Loras College. 

 

The full standings per the official SNC athletics webpage are pictured below:

(Photos from SNC Athletics) 

Spartans fishing team reel in big bass

The Luxemburg-Casco Fishing Team is making the most of the good weather at a tournament in Sturgeon Bay over the weekend.

 

The team was forced to change locations due to safety and winds. The coaching staff floated away impressed because the anglers were still able to find the fish, including three smallmouth bass that weighed over 5 lbs. The final standings are below:

 

1st Place: Aaron. 9.90lbs 3 fish

2nd place: John 9.50lbs 3 fish

3rd place: Charlie 8.60lbs 2 fish Big bass tiebreaker

4th place: Isaac 8.6lbs 3 fish

5th place: Ethan 7.30lbs 3 fish

6th place: Ryan 6.25lbs 2 fish

7th place: Trey 5.20lbs 1 fish.

Big Bass: Charlie 5.40lbs

Packers release 2020 draft pick

In what may be the first surprising cut for the Green Bay Packers this preseason, the Packers cut linebacker Kamal Martin on Monday. The former University of Minnesota linebacker was a fifth round pick for the Packers in 2020. As a rookie, Martin played in ten games, starting six, and recorded 24 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and a sack. In the 2021 draft the Packers added linebacker Isaiah McDuffie from Boston College and in free agency they signed veteran linebacker De’Vondre Campbell. 

 

Martin is the first release in a round of cuts coming on Tuesday, as teams will be required to trim their roster to 80 players. 

 

(Photo by Zach Kruse, USA Today)

 

Sturgeon Bay golf meet gets moved up

The Sturgeon Bay golf team will not have to wait until Thursday to compete again.

 

Thursday's meet against Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano Community, West De Pere, and Xavier was moved up to Monday. The meet scheduled to take place at Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil will tee off at 10 a.m. 

Door County United posts good showing at Marinette Pentathlon

The Door County United Girls Swim Team, composed of student-athletes from all four Door County high schools, competed in the Marinette Pentathlon on Saturday, August 21st. The team made quite the debut in their season opener with first-place team finishes for all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. The team scores were as follows, Freshmen 349 total points, Sophomores 247 total points, and Juniors 204 total points. Three Door County United swimmers individually achieved first-place finishes for their grade division; Julia Michalski (Freshmen- Sturgeon Bay), Danica Neville (Sophomore- Southern Door), and Christy Braun (Junior- Sturgeon Bay). Other top 10 individual finishers included; Caitlyn Hasenjager (Sevastopol), Molly Hall (Southern Door), Cassie Rankin (Sevastopol), Julia Kurek (Sturgeon Bay), Sanya Wienke (Sturgeon Bay), and Gaby Moreno (Sevastopol). The Door County United girls swim team will host its first home meet of the season on Thursday, August 26th at the Door County YMCA starting at 5:00 p.m.

 

Gibraltar volleyball scrimmages up north

The Gibraltar volleyball team will see their first action since the spring when they head to Wausaukee Monday for a string of scrimmages.

 

The Vikings will meet the host school, Bonduel, Elcho, Green Bay West, and Menominee (MI) for the practice runs ahead of the season at 10 a.m. The scrimmages present an opportunity for the younger players to show what they can do after the Vikings lost their two All-Packerland performers, Sage Krause and Agne Zukausksaite, to graduation.

Baseball notes: Sister Bay, Kolberg to meet in DCL Championship

The matchup is set for next week's Door County League baseball finale next weekend.

 

Kolberg defeated Washington Island 8-3 while Sister Bay shut out Institute 12-0. The Braves will visit the Bays next Sunday in Sister Bay for the championship at 1:30 p.m.

 

The Brewers put up a pair of runs in the fourth, sixth, and seventh innings at American Family Field on Sunday, cruising to a 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

 

The Timber Rattlers pitchers struck out 17 in its 6-2 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Pair of Yelich homeruns lifts Brewers

Many hope Christian Yelich has regained his MVP form in time for a Milwaukee Brewers postseason run after his two-homer performance on Saturday in their 9-6 win over the Washington Nationals. The Brewers started the game down 2-1 after the first inning but had big innings in the fifth and eighth. In the eighth inning, Milwaukee scored five runs which helped propel them to victory. The Brewers host the Nationals again on Sunday with the first pitch being thrown at 1:10 PM. 

 

Saturday scrimmages help prep area football teams

The area’s 8-man football squads had a day of preparation on Saturday with a scrimmage quad. Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, Gibraltar, and Algoma all met at Memorial Field to get reps before their first Friday night gameday of the season. On Friday, Sturgeon Bay visits Oakfield, Algoma heads to Florence, Gibraltar hosts White Lake-Elcho, and Sevastopol hits the road to face Wausaukee. All games start at 7:00 PM. 

Packers drop second preseason game; Benkert impresses

In a preseason football game on Saturday against the New York Jets, Green Bay Packers quarterback Kurt Benkert got to run the show for the majority of the 23-14 loss. The Packers got touchdowns on a Kylin Hill run from the red zone and another red zone touchdown on a connection from Benkert to Jace Sternberger. The Packers defense while still making adjustments to new defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s scheme, got a taste for number two overall draft pick Zach Wilson, who had two passing touchdowns. The Packers are now 0-2 in the preseason and have their final preseason game with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday at noon. 

 

2021 champions crowned at The Hill Raceway

A full moon along with a warm and muggy night greeted race fans on the final point night of the season. The theatrics kicked off in the first feature of the evening as the Unified Dirt Street Stock feature took to the track. Kody LaViolette paced the opening laps as “Scooter” Scott Iverson and “The Hammer” Dave DeGrave gave chase. Iverson was able to slip by for the top spot on lap 12 but his reign up front didn’t last long as DeGrave came storming by on the 15th lap. 

 

Title contender Shanon Guelette made his presence felt, racing to the third, closing on the leaders. On the final lap Guelette dove to the inside of DeGrave as Iverson went to the outside. The trio stayed 3-wide until turn 3 when they began to bounce off each other. When the checkers fell is what Iverson crossing the finish line first to excitement of the hometown crowd. DeGrave placed second, Guelette was third. With a fourth place finish Troy Muench collected his second Street Stock title. Geno Sternard completed the top five.    

 

An opening lap crash in the Stock Car main event saw point leader Brett Wenzel receive damage to his radiator. Once the race resumed Wenzel stayed out to complete one lap and secure his second championship in a row. Zach Spangenberg led the field as Dave Bouche and Jeff Kropp gave chase. Kropp who came through the last chance qualifier was able to work his way to second and began to chase down Spangenberg. On lap 11 Spangenberg lost the handle on his machine. This handed the top spot to Kropp. Kropp was able to outlast the competition to score his first ever feature win at the Hill. Bouche took second at the pay window, Rob Waechter Jr was third, Jeremy Anschutz placed fourth after starting in row 8 and Josh Mroczkowski rounded out the top five.  

 

In Sport Mod action it was Jeff “Pepe” Vlies racing around “Rowdy” Randy Theys on lap 6 for the lead. Vlies dominated the remainder of the event for his 2nd win of the season. It was an up and down night for the point leader Randy LeMieux Jr as he was caught up a wreck in his qualifier. LeMieux had to start 15th on the grid and place 12th or better to hold off Cody Rass in the title chase. Rass did all he could, coming home with a second place, Theys had his best run of the season to take third, LeMieux rallied late to take fourth and collect the championship. Bernie Reinhardt completed the top five.  

 

“The Jackhammer” Josh Lambert jumped to the lead on the opening lap of the Modified feature as Todd Dart and point leader Greg Gretz gave chase. A caution with 5 laps remaining set up a dash to the checkers. Dart went to work down low with Lambert up top. Several times Dart pulled even for the lead but couldn’t keep the momentum to make the pass, as Lambert went on to score the win. Dart had to settle for the runner up position. A third place finish claimed Gretz his second Modified title, Jay Matthias took fourth and James Tebon brought home fifth.  

 

Tony Everard earned his 6th title in the Baby Bomber / Sport Compact division. Adam Broehm was victorious for the second time this season. Broehm was trailed the checkers by David Cox, Tony Everard, Scott Schlafke and James Riske.  

 

Upcoming Events: Saturday September 4th Hill Special, Throwback Night. Non-points, draw/redraw format. Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Baby Bombers will in action. We will have a Powder Puff and Old Timers race after the final feature. Must not have driven competitively in the last 10 years to qualify for Old Timers race. Racing starts at 6:00pm 

 

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 

 

MODIFIED FEATURE: Josh Lambert, Casco; Todd Dart, Algoma; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jay Matthias, Green Bay; James Tebon, Algoma 

 

Heat 1) Jay Matthias, Green Bay; Kelsy Hayes, Hobart  

  

STOCK CAR FEATURE: Jeff Kropp, Pulaski; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Rob Waechter Jr, De Pere; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow 

  

HEAT 1) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor 2) Bill LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Zach Spangenberg, Manitowoc 3) John Anschutz, Forestville; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow 

  

LCQ 1) Jeff Kropp, Pulaski; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels 

  

SPORT MOD FEATURE: Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; Randy Theys, Algoma; Randy LeMieux Jr, Brussels; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay 

  

HEAT 1) Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy Theys, Algoma 2) Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Josh Massart, Brussels 

  

STREET STOCK FEATURE: Scott Iverson, Sturgeon Bay; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Troy Muench, Brussels; Geno Sternard, Brussels 

  

HEAT 1) Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Troy Muench, Brussels 2) Scott Iverson, Sturgeon Bay; Chad Naze, Green Bay 3) Kody LaViolette, Appleton; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg  

  

BABY BOMBER FEATURE: Adam Broehm, Newton; David Cox, Seymour; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; James Riske, Newton  

  

HEAT 1) Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; David Cox, Seymour 

Stagnant day at the plate halts Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers struggled to get much of anything going offensively on Friday, losing 4-1 to the Washington Nationals. The Brewers mustered just three hits, one of which was a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning by Avisail Garcia. Washington scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning and then tacked on one more in both the sixth and ninth. With the loss the Brewers are now 74-49 and play the Nats again on Saturday at 3:05 PM. The game will once again be in Milwaukee. 

 

In other area baseball action, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lost on Friday to the Cedar Rapids Kernels by a 3-1 final score. They’ll play Cedar Rapids again on Saturday with the game starting at 6:35 PM. 

Antetokounmpo buys Brewers stake

Wisconsin now has its second sports legend that has cemented its legacy through ownership. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, originally from Greece, is officially part of the Brewers ownership team after buying a minority stake. Antetokounmpo was honored by the Brew Crew in a press conference where he was given his own Brewers jersey. Antetokounmpo joins Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who bought a minority stake in the Bucks in April of 2018. 

 

(Photo courtesy of Paul Sancya)

 

 

Packers to officially battle Jets; Packers sign wide receiver

After joint practices for just the second time in the last 16 years were held with the New York Jets throughout the week, the Packers will take on the Jets Saturday with the actual score being kept. The Packers will try to get their first win of the exhibition season with Kurt Benkert taking the first-team snaps as Green Bay saves Aaron Rodgers for the regular season and Jordan Love is nursing a shoulder injury. The Packers previously fell to the Houston Texans 26-7 last Saturday in their preseason game while the Jets beat their cross-town opponent, the New York Giants, 12-7. Saturday’s game starts at 3:25 PM. 

 

In a quick drop and pick-up, the Green Bay Packers released cornerback Dominique Martin and signed wide receiver Damon Hazelton. The wide receiver just missed out on giving Packer fans a sneak peek, as he was with Houston until August 11th, just three days before they came to Green Bay. 

 

Door County League Baseball announces year-end awards

Door County Baseball League announced the 2021 Manager, Pitcher, and Batter awards this week.  Joe Cornell, Washington Island, voted Manager of the Year by his DCL peers.  Matt Ash, Egg Harbor team manager stated “He has turned that team around to be a contender without adding any new players.” Cornell led the Islanders to a third place position in the league standings with a 9-5 record.  

 

Sister Bay's Sam Forkert has been voted as the Pitcher of the Year. Forkert helped lead the Bays to the regular season championship by pitching 91 innings with 65 strikeouts and allowing only 24 walks.  Ash commented, “Getting the win head to head versus Jake Schneider solidified his name into the conversation.  Sam has always been a great pitcher, again helping Sister Bay win another regular season title.” 

 

Kyle Routhieaux of Kolberg has won the batting title in the Door County League.  A fantastic season with 25 hits with 57 at bats.  Kyle had 22 runs, 16 RBIs and one home run.  Congratulations Kyle.  The following is a list of the top 15 batters for the 2021 DCL Regular Season, as reported by League Statistician, Chad Michaels.

 Kyle Routhieaux, Kolberg .439 (25X57)

 Austen Dart, Kolberg .432 (19X44)

 Sam Forkert, Sister Bay .400 (22X55)

 Austin Rohe, Kolberg .382 (21X55)

 Stuart Larsen, Sister Bay .380 (19X50)

 Joe Sawyer, Egg Harbor .370 (20X54)

 Cory Fuller, Egg Harbor .370 (20X54)

 Derek Ray, Kolberg .340 (18X53)

 Alec Schartner, West Jacksonport .333 (19X57)

 Griffin Cole, Sister Bay .328 (21X64)

 Luke Geiger, Washington Island .327 (18X55)

 Derek Niedzwiecki, West Jacksonport .317 (19X60)

 Drew Tanck, West Jacksonport .306 (19X62)

 Jon Baudhuin, Institute .308 (12X39)

 Brent Haberli, Institute .294 (15X51)

Award presentations will be held at the conclusion of the Championship game, Sunday, August 29th.  

First week of area football wraps up Friday

The long awaited slate of week one games wrapped up on Friday with three 11-man teams from the peninsula starting their season. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco coming off a strong 2020 season, routed Xavier in their 2021 season opener, 42-14. 

 

Southern Door’s defense applied pressure on Oostburg all night and forced four turnovers while Jack Peterson delivered strikes and big runs from the quarterback position. The Eagles won 25-17.

 

Kewaunee fell in their season opener in overtime, 13-7 against Kiel. 

 

Brewers end road trip with rare loss

The recent road trip for the Milwaukee Brewers was as good as you could have asked for up until its final game with the St. Louis Cardinals, where the Brewers lost 8-4. After the top of the fourth inning, the Brewers held a 4-1 lead thanks to doubles from Manny Pina and Willy Adames and a single from Kolten Wong. All three hits collected at least one RBI. In the bottom of the fifth, the Cardinals scored five runs to go up 6-4. The Brewers would not be able to recover in the loss. 

 

In the Brewers ten-game road trip that went through Wrigley Field, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis, the Brewers won eight out of ten games. The Brewers are now 74-48 this season and 8.5 games ahead in the NL Central. The Brewers face off with the Washington Nationals at 7:10 PM on Friday. 

 

In other area baseball action, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fell to Cedar Rapids 9-8 on Thursday evening. 

 

Friday night lights returns to peninsula

Teams in Door and Kewaunee Counties will be hosts on Friday night as the 2021 football season kicks off. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will try to maintain momentum from their 7-1 campaign last season as they host Xavier. The coverage of that game is on 96.7 WBDK and starts at 6:30 PM. 

 

The Southern Door Eagles will play in front of their home fans against the Oostburg Flying Dutchmen on 104.1 WRLU. Pregame will be at 6:30 PM with the kickoff at 7:00 PM. 

 

Kewaunee is the one team out of the three area teams playing tonight that played in the spring. They head to Kiel for their official 2021 season opener

 

Love unlikely to play Saturday

As many are tuned in to see 2020 first round draft pick and second-year backup quarterback Jordan Love play in his first preseason, they may have to hold their enthusiasm this Saturday. As Green Bay has participated in joint practices with the New York Jets this week, the two quarterbacks getting prepared for game reps are Kurt Benkert and Jake Dolegala, who was signed this week for his second stint with the Packers this offseason. Packers head coach Matt Lafleur told reporters on Thursday that it’s unlikely Love will play due to a minor shoulder injury. There is no indication as to whether or not Love will play in the preseason finale, which is an August 28th road matchup at Buffalo. The Packers are 0-1 this preseason, having lost 26-7 to Houston on Saturday. 

 

Glory land three on All-Conference list

The Green Bay Glory season may be done but that didn’t stop a trio of players from getting recognition for their 2021 efforts. The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced its 2021 All-Conference list and three players from the Green Bay Glory earned the postseason honor. Nicole Friis, Hanna Lech, and Hannah Kroupa were each named to the All-Conference team among Lake Michigan Conference participants. Friis is a redshirt senior at St. Cloud State University, Lech is a St. Norbert College class of 2020 alum, and Kroupa is a junior at Northern Illinois University. 

 

Packers unleash new look

You’ll be able to see a new “throwback” uniform package for the Green Bay Packers in 2021 when they put on their alternate jerseys on October 24th against Washington. The Packers announced this offseason that there would be a new alternate uniform that would differ from the previous two that paid tribute to some of Green Bay’s earliest “Acme Packer” days. These uniforms didn’t come with any blue like the previous two "throwback" sets and will be a 1950’s look for fans to take in. The Packers unveiled the uniform with a video featuring poses from different players. 

 

(Photo from @packers) 

 

Packers host Jets, sign QB Jake Dolegala

The Green Bay Packers' first practice with the New York Jets featured some new faces on the field.

 

General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced prior to practice that they signed quarterback Jake Dolegala while also releasing cornerback Stanford Samuels. It is his second stint with the team this summer after signing on with the Packers for mini-camp while Aaron Rodgers was out. The Central Connecticut State product set school records for career passing yards and touchdowns, but he is in camp primarily to split reps with Rodgers and Kurt Benkert while Jordan Love nurses an injured shoulder.

 

Wednesday marked the first of two practices against the New York Jets ahead of their preseason matchup on Saturday afternoon. The Jets' defense challenged the Packers offense during their 11-on-11 with different pressures and looks. Rodgers and Benkert were able to make some nice passes to their receivers, but also had periods where there may have been some communication issues with receivers.  The two teams also ran some position drills together before going back to some more 11-on-11 work.  The Jets joined the Packers on Ray Nitschke Field after getting some initial work done on the other side of the Don Hutson Center at Clark Hinkle Field. 

 

The two teams will have a public practice again on Thursday at 10:25 a.m. It is also the last scheduled public practice of training camp.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay girls golf travels to Shawano

The Sturgeon Bay girls' golf team will play in its second meet in three days on Thursday when they travel to Shawano.

 

Bonduel, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano, and Xavier will also be teeing off on Thursday when action is supposed to start at 10 a.m. 

 

The Clippers did not have enough golfers to score as a team on Tuesday when they played at Vernon Hills Golf Course. Lily Clement led the team with a score of 60, followed by a 73 by Lucy Hansen and a 79 by Claire Bohn. 

Kewaunee tennis hosts Ripon

The Kewaunee tennis team looks to rebound from its set of matches on Tuesday when it plays against Ripon at home. 

 

The Storm was shut out when they visited Sheboygan Falls earlier in the week, losing each of their matches in straight sets. They were able to win games in #2 and #4 singles and #1 doubles. The Storm has six players, so they were forced to forfeit their #2 and #3 doubles matches. 

 

The first serves are scheduled to take place at 4 p.m.

Hill Raceway readies for Championship Night on Saturday August 21st

The time has come to crown champions in the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Unified Dirt Street Stocks, and Baby Bombers. The final point night will take place on Saturday, August 21st.  The racing starts at 6:00 pm. 

 

Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz holds a 5 point advantage over Casco’s Josh Lambert and Kyle Kudick of Mishicot. Green Bay’s Jay Matthias sits 4th in the standing just 6 markers back.  

 

In the Stock Cars its defending champion Brett Wenzel of Manitowoc sitting atop the standings with a commanding 25 point advantage over Two Creeks Bret Koehler. Wenzel needs to qualify for the feature to clinch the title.  

 

“The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr of Brussels leads the standing in the Sport Mods with a 7 point margin over Luxemburg’s Craig Dorner. Cody Rass of Sturgeon Bay is still in the hunt sitting 12 markers back in 3rd place.  

 

Troy Muench of Brussels, who eyes his second Unified Dirt Street Stock championship, hold a mere 4 point advantage over Luxemburg’s Shanon Guelette.  

 

Green Bay’s Tony Everard looks to capture his 6th Baby Bomber title. Everard has a 9 point advantage over Thomas Schulte of Kaukauna and Cleveland’s Scott Schlafke.  

  

Remaining schedule:  

Saturday, August 21st Championship night w/Modifieds 6:00pm  

 

Saturday, September 4th Hill Special, Throwback Night. Non-points, draw/redraw format. Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Baby Bombers will in action. We will have a Powder Puff and Old Timers race. Must not have driven competitively in the last 10 years to qualify for the Old Timers race. If participating in the Powder Puff or Old Timers race, please be signed up by August 21st.  

  

Like us on Facebook at The Hill Raceway. 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. Pit gates open 2 hours before start time.  Service members are free with ID. 

Brewers release 2022 spring training schedule

You can start making your vacation plans that revolve around the Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training schedule. The ballclub announced their 2022 exhibition schedule which begins on February 26th against the Los Angeles Angels at American Family Field of Phoenix. That will be the first of 32 spring games in Arizona for the Brewers. Spring Training will end against the Kansas City Royals on March 28th and March 29th. In total, the Crew will be the host of 16 games in Arizona with opponents that include the LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati Reds. The entire Spring schedule can be found here

 

Brewers shutout Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers allowed just four hits and hung on to a 2-0 lead for the majority of the game and won by the same score over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Milwaukee only posted two runs despite getting fourteen hits. Corbin Burnes earned the win for Milwaukee and Josh Hader grabbed the save. Kolten Wong and Omar Narvaez each had RBIs for the Brewers in the second and third innings. The Brewers are now 73-47 and have another road game with the Cardinals on Thursday starting at 6:45 PM. 

 

Phoenix reschedule Thursday's soccer contest

When the University of Wisconsin Green Bay women’s soccer team faces Northern Michigan on August 27th, it’ll be their first game in 20 days after the postponement of Thursday’s battle with the University of St. Thomas. It was announced this week that the matchup with the Tommies got pushed back to September 2nd. The game will still take place at 5 PM in Green Bay at Aldo Santaga Stadium. Admission for UWGB home games is free this season. 

 

Bucks announce preseason schedule

You’ll have two chances to catch the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum for exhibition play this coming season. The five-game preseason schedule was announced on Tuesday. The Bucks open the season on the road for the first two, when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on October 5th and the Brooklyn Nets on October 8th. The Bucks have their first showdown at the Fiserv Forum for their exhibition tilt with the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 10th. They’ll then visit the Utah Jazz on October 13th before wrapping up their preseason against the Dallas Mavericks on October 15th. Tickets for exhibition play will go on sale on Friday September 10th at 10:00 A.M.  

 

Packers make cornerback swap, trade Jackson

The Green Bay Packers have question marks at cornerback after re-signing Kevin King and drafting Eric Stokes, but now a cornerback with starter experience has entered the room. Green Bay traded former second round draft pick out of Iowa, Josh Jackson to the New York Giants for Cornerback Isaac Yiadom. There were no other players or picks packaged as part of the trade. 

 

Yiadom was drafted a round after Jackson in 2018, when he was selected in the third round by the Denver Broncos. Yiadom has one interception and ten starts in his NFL career. 

 

Brewers return to division play after day off

The Milwaukee Brewers had a day to rejuvenate after getting ready to face another division rival with the series starting on Tuesday, when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. The series is for three games, and they all start at 6:45 PM. The Milwaukee Brewers went 2-1 in their most recent series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Milwaukee’s record coming into the series is 72-47 and they are ten games ahead of the Cardinals who have a 61-56 record. 

 

Kewaunee tennis opens at Sheboygan Falls

The Kewaunee tennis will dust off its racquets for the first time since the spring for its first tennis match of the season on Tuesday.

 

The Storm faced tough competition in its alternative spring subsectional hosted by Manitowoc Lincoln earlier this year with no player able to register any points for the team on the day. 

 

The first matches are set to begin at 4 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay tees off in Peshtigo

The Sturgeon Bay girls' golf team will tee off for its second meet of the year on Tuesday in Peshtigo.

 

The Clippers will be battling the likes of Bonduel, Seymour, Oconto, Shawano Community, West De Pere, and Xavier when the first tee shot is hit at 10 a.m. at Vernon Hills Golf Course in Peshtigo 

 

No results were reported from last week's scrimmages in Oconto and Oconto Falls.

Love status for Saturday up in the air

The Green Bay Packers have teetered on the safe side when it comes to their second-year quarterback Jordan Love since halftime of Saturday’s preseason game with the Houston Texans. That may continue as Packers head coach Matt Lafleur said his status for the game on Saturday, October 21st is uncertain. In an off season vital to Love’s development and in his first preseason, his shoulder was “dinged” on a strip-sack just before halftime of his first NFL game action. Matt Lafleur told reporters after the game that the minor injury was the reason they didn’t play him in the third quarter as originally planned. Jordan Love described it as a “strain” in a postgame press conference. 

 

Jordan Love did not take practice reps on Monday, leaving the Packers with Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Benkert. In what may be a response, the Packers worked out former Central Michigan quarterback Quinten Dormady. 

 

Fun reigns at Barn Brawl Wrestling Camp

After a year off, Saturday, August 14th saw the return of a Southern Door Wrestling tradition as 24 youth and middle school wrestlers took part in the Barn Brawl Wrestling Fun Camp.  The one-day event was filled with healthy and fun activities that concluded with the always favorite obstacle course and the wrestling dual in the barn!  It was the eighth time the Southern Door Wrestling Club has held the event.
The goal of the camp is to promote healthy habits, physical fitness, and team camaraderie.  This year's award winners were:  Trevin Veeser - Barn Brawl MVP and Gavin Geisel - Ox Award.

A special thanks go out to Joey & Kayla Wilke, who hosted the event, as well as the B.U.G. Fire Department, who allowed wrestling dads that serve our community to share their firefighting knowledge and experience with our Eagles wrestlers.

 

 

Jim's Bar and Bowl wins Casco Lions softball tournament

Several teams slugged softball for a good cause this weekend in Casco.

 

The 44th edition of the tournament ended with Jim's Bar and Bowl capturing first place. Second place went to R&R Fitness. Moxies finished in 3rd place and 4th was Rentmeester Farms. 

 

Funds received during the course of the weekend went to the Vandenhouten family to help pay for medical equipment. 

 

Pictures courtesy of Casco Lions Club

 

 

Seasons start for multiple sports Monday

The layoff has been longer for some than others, but several athletes will get to practice for the first time for the fall season on Monday.

 

Girls volleyball, boys soccer, and cross country all can officially begin their season after a year when some last played in November and others last battled in May. Luxemburg-Casco will begin their state title defense after winning it all in the fall while the area's Packerland Conference teams played in the spring. Sevastopol's girls cross country will try to punch another ticket to the state meet after doing so last fall when Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco also competed. All other schools ran in the spring. Sturgeon Bay soccer wrapped their season earlier this year after not being able to compete in the fall, where Luxemburg-Casco was the only local team to play.

 

This week marks the first games for Kewaunee tennis and the area's local 11-man football teams. The entire Luxemburg-Casco football season will air on 96.7 WBDK.

 

GLO win second straight championship

America's Dairyland claimed its second professional basketball championship on Sunday when the Wisconsin GLO toppled the St. Louis Surge 93-77.

 

The Surge had dealt the GLO their first losses in franchise history, so the final result was anything but guaranteed. The Surge even held a two-point lead heading into the halftime, break, but the GLO shined bright in the third quarter with a 31-15 offensive explosion. 

 

Kelly Moten scored 30 points in the playoff finale, earning her MVP honors. Taylor Wurtz, former Green Bay standout Julie Wojta, and Sam Logic also reached double-figures in scoring. It was the second straight Global Women's Basketball Association championship for the GLO.

Baseball notes: DCL playoff matchups set

Kolberg's big win highlighted a big day in baseball action on Sunday.

 

The Braves topped the Washington Island Islanders 11-5 in their make-up game Sunday. That gives the Braves a home-field advantage over the Islanders when the two teams meet again next Sunday in the first round of the Door County League baseball playoffs. Institute travels to Sister Bay in the other semi-final. Both games will begin at 1:30 p.m.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers put up single tallies in the first and third innings and that was all they needed in their 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They will have Tuesday off before flying to St. Louis for a series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

A grand slam helped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Great Lakes Loons 8-6 in Grand Chute. The T-Rats will have Monday off before their next six-game series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. 

 

 

 

Playoff implications in DCL matchup Sunday

It is not a matter of who or where for Sunday's lone Door County League Baseball matchup.

 

Washington Island will travel to Kolberg for a make-up game at 1:30 p.m. The winner will get to play host next Sunday when the two teams play again. The other matchup next Sunday will feature Institute traveling to Sister Bay.

Texans run over Packers in preseason opener

The  Green Bay Packers could not get much going on offense Saturday night in its 26-7 loss to the Houston Texans.

 

After holding the Texans to just a field goal in the first quarter, Jordan Love turned in his most impressive drive of the game, ending it with a 22-yard pass to Kylin Hill to make it 7-3. The Texans would score 23 unanswered points thanks to a touchdown by Scottie Phillips at the end of the first half and a 25-yard touchdown run by Darius Jackson. Ka'im Fairbarn kicked four field goals in the contest. The Texans outgained the Packers 170-49 on the ground. Love was 12 for 17 for 122 yards and a touchdown, many of which came on his touchdown drive in the second quarter. Both Love and Kurt Benkert were guilty of one turnover in the game for the Packers.

 

The Packers return to action at Lambeau Field for a 3:25 p.m. game against the New York Jets.

Booyah falls to Lakeshore

In the Northwoods League home game finale, the Green Bay Booyah fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks 2-1 on Saturday.  The customer appreciation night crowd at Capital Credit Union Park saw the Booyah battle back to get within a run late in the game, but Green Bay could not finish the comeback.  Pitcher Ryan Stefiuk (1-7) took the hard-luck loss giving up just one earned run in five innings, striking out seven and allowing seven hits and two walks.  Nadir Lewis drove in the sole run for the Booyah (12-25) in the ninth inning.  

Brewers spilt twinbill with Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers bounced back from a 14-4 loss to the Pirates with a 6-0 shutout in game two Saturday.  Rookie pitcher Aaron Ashby threw four scoreless innings in the second game to help the Brewers earn the split.

Game one saw the Pirates explode for six runs in the fifth inning to take a commanding 12-4 lead and cruise to the victory.  Bryan Reynolds powered Pittsburg with his 21st home run and four RBIs.  

In the nightcap, Rowdy Tellez hit a 455 foot home run and Avisail Garcia hit his 21st home run to propel the Brewers to the win.  Brad Boxberger (5-3) picked up the win in relief.

Milwaukee (71-47)  now has an eight-game lead over Cincinnati in the NL Central and will face the Pirates at noon Sunday for the series finale.  

Blizzard trying to climb back to .500 against Frisco

In their pursuit of ending the regular season with a .500 record and making a playoff push, the Green Bay Blizzard have a tall task in their road matchup with the Frisco Fighters on Saturday. The Blizzard will be squaring off with the 9-2 Fighters at 7:05 PM CST. The Blizzard come into the game with a 5-7 record and are unfamiliar with the 2021 Frisco squad that they have not played yet. The Blizzard will be vying to gain momentum before next week’s season finale in Sioux Falls. 

 

Brewers rained out; Booyah and Rattlers end up with same final score

While the red hot Milwaukee Brewers didn’t get to play on Friday, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers provided enough action and the Green Bay Booyah played their second-to-last game of the year. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers overcame an early deficit through powerful plate appearances in their 10-4 win over the Great Lakes Loons. They’ll play the Loons again on Saturday evening. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks 10-4 and have their season finale on Saturday against the Chinooks on the road. 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers were rained out in their Friday matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will start a road twin-bill on Saturday with the first game beginning at 1:30 PM. 

 

First full Lambeau crowd expected for preseason opener

The gameday atmosphere will look much different in Saturday’s preseason opener at Lambeau Field than it did in 2020. The Packers will face off with the Houston Texans at 7:00 PM, welcoming back a full game crowd for the first time since the 2019-2020 divisional round playoff. Many eyes will be on second-year quarterback and the 2020 NFL draft’s 26th pick Jordan Love, who will take his first NFL game snap as he’s expected to start and play a significant chunk of the game. Head Coach Matt Lafleur mentioned this week that he doesn’t expect Aaron Rodgers to suit up for any preseason action and that a considerable amount of key players will be sidelined for Saturday’s game in order to preserve their bodies. It will also be the first preseason game for the Packers since 2019, as last year’s exhibition games were canceled. 

 

UWGB announces athletic events to operate at full capacity

You can expect a respectable crowd on hand when you go watch University of Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix athletics this year. UWGB athletics made the announcement on Friday that they will be allowing 100% capacity at this year’s sporting events they host. A big incentive for you to check out UWGB men’s and women’s soccer is that their home games will be free admission as a way to invite the community back to the UWGB campus. For the time being, guests attending the Kress Center will be required to wear a mask. 

 

Green Knights open up camp

The St. Norbert College Green Knights have got their first football fall camp underway in two years. After not having a 2020 season, the Green Knights won’t have the opportunity to build momentum off their last season, when they went 6-3 in 2019, including wins in five of their last six games. The Green Knights open up the season against Loras College in a home game on September 4th. The Green Knights are coached by Dan McCarty and will be competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference full time for the first year. 

 

Rattlers, Booyah both unsuccessful on Thursday

Both the Green Bay Booyah and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers let leads slip away from them on Thursday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fell to the Great Lake Loons 5-2 despite an early lead. The Green Bay Booyah were unable to hang on against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, losing 3-2. The Rattlers play the Loons again on Friday and the Booyah will host the Lakeshore Chinooks.

Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco head to Oconto for golf

Two area teams will hit the links Friday morning for their first girls' golf action of the season.

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay will join Oconto, Oconto Falls, and Bonduel at Vernon Hills Golf Course for the first meet of the year. The pandemic left the Clippers golf team on the sideline for much of their season last year while the Spartans produced a state qualifier during a sixth-place finish at the Waupaca Regional.

 

Tee time is set for 9 a.m.

Kewaunee, Southern Door head south for football scrimmages

Two Packerland Conference teams in the area will face their first opposing teams in months at scrimmages on Friday.

 

Southern Door will face its first competition since it played in the playoffs against Brillion late last fall. The Eagles travel to Oshkosh to face the likes of the host school Lourdes Academy, Green Bay West, North Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Roncalli, Waupaca, Wild Rose, Crivitz, Iola-Scandinavia, Reedsville, and Green Lake/Princeton.

 

Kewaunee is coming off a shorter layoff after playing in the alternative spring season. The Storm will head to Wrightstown to play the host school, New London and Oconto Falls.

 

Both the Storm and the Eagles will begin their scrimmages at 4 p.m. with their season opening games looming ahead on August 20th. 

Brewers embarrass Cubs in four-game sweep

Another big inning for the Milwaukee Brewers secured the sweep over their NL Central rival Chicago Cubs with a 17-4 win at Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon.

 

Even though Brandon Woodruff started the game, the Brewers did not need him to do much, pitching only three innings of two-hit, one-run ball. His only run given up was via a bases-loaded walk in the second inning. That was preceded by a five-run frame highlighted by a two-run Jace Peterson homer and two RBI single by Willy Adames. Manny Pina put the game out of reach officially in the fifth inning with a grand slam against the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks to make it 9-1. Pina would homer again in the sixth inning following a Peterson RBI single that made it 13-1. After a three-run homer by the Brewers' Luis Urias, the Cubs' no-name offense would get some runs in the seventh thanks to back-to-back homers from Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom. The Brewers got one of those runs back in the ninth on a Urias solo shot. 

 

The Brewers left a smoldering Wrigley Field with their hot offense for Pittsburgh to begin a three-game set against the Pirates on Friday. The first game is set for 6:05 p.m.

St. Norbert athletic department restructures; promotes Gildernick

In one of the first administration department moves for new athletic director and Sturgeon Bay native Cam Fuller, Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Abby Gildernick was selected to be the Associate Athletics Director. Gildernick will retain the senior woman administrator role. Gildernick’s duties now include supervising several of the sports teams, which includes baseball, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country/track and field, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Gildernick will also be responsible for operations related to equipment and sports medicine. A new challenge for Gildernick this upcoming school year as advisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be navigating the athletic department’s name, image, and likeness efforts. 

 

(Photo from SNC Athletics)

 

Rattlers earn sweep; tough start dooms Booyah

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Green Bay Booyah played a combined total of three games on Wednesday and together the two teams went 2-1. Despite storms both teams got all their games played and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took care of business in both of theirs, sweeping the Great Lakes Loons. The Green Bay Booyah had a rough go from the beginning of their Wednesday game, losing 13-4 to Wisconsin Rapids. Both teams are in action against the same opponents on Thursday. 

 

Shanty Days prepared for volleyball return

After a COVID-induced layoff, Algoma's Shanty Days Celebration is once again prepared to host its seventh Battle on the Beach Volleyball Tournament.

 

The Pool Play Round Robin style Tournament creates a bracket-style playoff tournament with every team guaranteed at least 7 matches consisting of 2 games per match. Volleyball teams will be welcomed with a softer surface to play on this year thanks to a motorized sand rake used by the city at Crescent Beach to remove bigger pieces of debris. 

 

Organizer Levi Zeitler says the biggest change over the seven years of the event's existence is the number of teams and how far they travel.

There is still room for your team to register for the tournament. You can find sign up information by clicking this link.

 

 

 

 

Sturgeon Bay golf gives first glance at fall

The Sturgeon Bay girls golf team is potentially giving the area its first taste of fall sports on Thursday.

 

The Lady Clippers are scheduled to participate in a scrimmage on the home course of its opponent Oconto Falls. It will be back to the area for scrimmage again on Friday at Oconto. The Clippers did not get many rounds in last year because of the pandemic. The district did not allow for fall sports to get underway while the Lady Clippers' conference played on. 

 

Both scrimmages are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but recent storms in the area may have either postponed or canceled these opportunities.

Burnes makes history in win over Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers added insult to injury in its 10-0 win over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night to sweep their division rivals.

 

The game was over before the Cubs even stepped into the batter's box with a seven-run first inning. Christian Yelich, Omar Narvaez, Tyrone Taylor, Lorenzo Cain, and Kolten Wong all had RBI hits in the inning. Narvaez would add three more RBI for insurance for the Brewers with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the ninth.

 

Corbin Burnes was on cruise control the whole game, pitching eight innings of four-hit ball and 15 strikeouts. That includes a stretch between the second and fifth innings where he struck out 10 consecutive Cubs hitters. He joins Tom Seaver and Aaron Nola with that distinction.

 

The Brewers go for the four-game sweep of their division rivals at 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

Packers turn 102

Like you, the Green Bay Packers have a birthday, which happens to be on Wednesday. The historic franchise celebrates August 11th of 1919 as their date of origin, making them 102 years old. The Packers were founded then by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun and in 1921 they joined the American Professional Football Association. A decade after their 1919 birth, the Packers won their first of 13 championships in 1929. Even in the midst of training camp and preparation for Saturday’s preseason, the Packers social media team made sure to acknowledge the date. The birthday was also honored by Wisconsin’s Governor, Tony Evers on his official Facebook page. 

Jennerjohn And Berns Represent Clippers At Fox Valley Senior All-Star Games

Anthony Jennerjohn and John Berns were in opposite dugouts for a Fox Valley Senior All-Star Game on Sunday, August 8th at Fox Cities Stadium. Berns was one of three coaches for Team Black who defeated Jennerjohn's Team Cardinal 5-3. Anthony pitched the 7th inning for Team Cardinal, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, but made some quality pitches to escape a no-out situation with runners on 2nd and 3rd to shut down a rally. Berns' Team Black was led by Carter Stebane of Brillion with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Derek Weber of DePere keyed a 3-run 4th inning with an RBI double and later scored a run with some heady baserunning. Brock Smejkal of Clintonville got the pitching win, with Jack McKellips of Oshkosh Lourdes earning the save.

 

Coach John Berns got the rare opportunity to complete his high school coaching career with a victory, having started at Sevastopol in 1994 and finishing at Sturgeon Bay in 2021. John would like to thank all the coaches and players from high school teams throughout Wisconsin for playing a role in making his coaching career so memorable.

Love to take majority of QB snaps Saturday

As the Green Bay Packers prepare for their 2021 campaign and their upcoming pre-season matchup with the Houston Texans, the reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is expected to not take any preseason game reps. Packers Head Coach Matt Lafleur said in a press conference this week that second-year quarterback and last year’s first round draft pick Jordan Love will get the start in Saturday’s preseason opener. This will be the first time Love gets in-game reps as a Green Bay Packer. Lafleur said that Love will play a majority of the snaps against the Texans and quarterback Kurt Benkert will finish off the contest for Green Bay. Lafleur said that Rodgers most likely won’t see preseason action and also stated that in Saturday’s game, they’ll sit select veterans. The Packers take on the Texans on Saturday in Lambeau Field with kickoff starting at 7:00 PM. 

 

Brewers power through doubleheader sweep

The Milwaukee Brewers have not had their baseball action go according to schedule this week, but that didn’t stop them from sweeping their rival, the Chicago Cubs, on Tuesday. In the first game of the doubleheader at Wrigley Field, the Brewers won 4-2. In game one, Willy Adames, Avisail Garcia, and Lorenzo Cain each hit a home run. 

 

The Brewers were also victorious in game two, winning 6-3 and scoring all six runs in the top of the fifth inning. In that inning, Milwaukee got RBIs from Jackie Bradley, Christian Yelich, Omar Narvaez, Eduardo Escobar, Rowdy Tellez, and Luis Urias. Each of the two games were seven innings long. The Brewers will be back in action on Wednesday at Wrigley Field to face the Cubs. First pitch will be thrown at 7:05 PM.

 

Booyah lose in late night battle

A late start due to heavy rain could be a factor in the Green Bay Booyah being unable to crawl out of an early hole in their Tuesday battle with the Madison Mallards, losing 9-1. The game was scheduled to begin at 6:35 PM but had to be pushed back to 9:05 PM as the field took on a downpour. The Booyah gave up three runs in the bottom of the first and then trailed 5-1 after the fourth inning. The Booyah gave up another run in the sixth and three in the seventh. Johnny Hipsman and Spencer Weston each had two hits in the contest. The Booyah play the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at home on Wednesday with a 6:35 PM start time. 

 

Bucks open summer league

Just a few weeks after their first NBA title in five decades, the Milwaukee Bucks had some of their vets and rookies participate in the opening game of the NBA’s Summer league. The Bucks played against the Los Angeles Clippers and won 81-78. Jordan Nwora, who spent the season as a Bucks backup, scored 30 points. The summer league is taking place in Las Vegas, and the Bucks play the Nets on Thursday. 

 

Two for Tuesday for Brewers, Cubs

Rain forced the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs to take Ernie Banks' advice and play two games on Tuesday.

 

The game was delayed for incoming inclement weather ahead of the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start before it was officially postponed a couple of hours later. The two teams will play a split doubleheader with the first seven-inning game take place at 1:20 p.m. and the second starting at 7:05 p.m.

Packers head back outside Tuesday

If the weather holds up, the Green Bay Packers will head back outside for a public practice on Tuesday.

 

The Packers spent Monday inside the Don Hutson Center in the first practice following Saturday's soggy Family Night scrimmage. The practice was open to the media with Packers.com reporting that the offense regained its rhythm missing from Saturday night and the tight end position is getting healthier. 

 

The Packers will have three straight public practices on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, all of which begin at 10:10 a.m. The Packers will then face the Houston Texans on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field. It is expected that many veterans will sit out the contest, giving the team's younger players a longer look.

Former Gamblers coach named head of Canada hockey team

After winning at almost every other level, former Green Bay Gamblers head coach Jon Cooper is now chasing a gold medal.

 

The two-time Stanley Cup and Anderson Cup-winning coach was announced by Hockey Canada on Monday as the team's coach heading to the Olympics in Beijing in 2022. Boston's Bruce Cassidy, Vegas' Peter DeBoer and the New York Islanders' Barry Trotz were named assistants.

 

The only caveat is Cooper is only the coach for Team Canada if the NHL players play in the Olympics. They did not participate in the last games in 2018 after playing in five straight Olympics. 

Booyah drop pair to Mallards

The Green Bay Booyah left Warner Park without a win after dropping both ends of a doubleheader against the Madison Mallards Monday.

 

In game 1, the Mallards jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in a 10-5 win over the Booyah. It was 10-1 before the Booyah scored four runs in the seventh inning. Jack Duffy had a pair of RBI while Nathan Blasick had three hits and an RBI.

 

In game 2, an error brought the winning run to the plate to give the Mallards the 4-3 extra-innings victory in the nightcap over the Booyah. Nadir Lewis went yard for the Booyah to give them a 1-0 lead, only to see the Mallards take a 3-1 lead a few innings later. Spencer Weston drove in an unearned run on a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Tristin Garcia to tie the game at three in the fifth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, Bryant Shellenbarger scored on an errant throw by the shortstop to give the Mallards their second win of the day.

 

The two teams will play only once on Tuesday, this time at 6:35 p.m. in Madison.

Woodson inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson took his spot in football's immortality on Sunday after being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Sunday.

 

Woodson closed out the ceremony with a tearful speech as he recognized the importance of family and highlighted his teammates at Freemont High School, University of Michigan, Oakland Raiders, and Green Bay Packers. He was presented by his mother Georgia. Sunday marked the 27th time a Packer player was enshrined in Canton.

GLO end regular season on high note

The Wisconsin GLO will head to their playoff weekend in St. Louis on a winning note after being the Detroit Queens 81-71 Sunday afternoon in Oshkosh.

 

After holding a five-point halftime lead, the GLO found themselves in a 56-49 hole entering the final stanza. The GLO would answer the call, more than doubling up their opponents in the fourth quarter thanks to 10 points from Hannah Whitish. Former UWGB product Julie Wojta led the way with 19 points.

Phoenix women's soccer wins first preseason game

The wait is over for college athletics at UW-Green Bay after the Phoenix's women's soccer team played an exhibition Saturday night under stormy skies.

 

The Phoenix beat Viterbo 4-1 across three 30-minute periods. Grace Miller, Savannah Hayes, and Anna María Björnsdóttir all were credited with goals in the contest. 

 

Green Bay hosts Cardinal Stritch next Thursday, August 12 at 4 p.m. before opening its regular season against St. Thomas on August 19th. 

 

The men's soccer team will not be in action until August 14th when they travel to Chicago to face Loyola.

 

 

Giants use extras to defeat Milwaukee; Rattlers struggle at plate

Three-run losses were the result for both the Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Saturday. The Green Bay Booyah didn’t get to take part in Saturday action due to weather. 

 

Milwaukee had an extra-innings game with the San Francisco Giants for the second night in a row, but were on the losing end on Saturday, 9-6. They’ll take on the Giants again on Sunday at 1:10 PM. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers woes at the plate continued in their 4-1 loss at the Beloit Snappers where they’ve garnered just four hits in the last two games. They’ll face Beloit on Sunday with the first pitch coming at 2:05 PM. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah’s game in Fond du Lac was postponed to Sunday and the two teams will now have a doubleheader starting at 10:00 AM. 

 

Fourth quarter run too late for Blizzard

A tough start in Worcester, Massachusetts would spell a rough night for the Green Bay Blizzard in their 50-33 loss on Saturday. The Blizzard couldn’t get on the board in the first quarter, falling behind 9-0 to the Massachusetts Pirates. They got on the board in the second quarter, but trailed 20-7 at halftime. Massachusetts further separated in the third quarter when they took a 33-14 lead heading into the final frame. Green Bay awakened in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Pirates 19-17. It wouldn’t be enough however as the Blizzard fell by 17 points. The Blizzard now fall two games below .500 with just two games left in the season. The 5-7 Blizzard take on the Frisco Fighters on the road on Saturday, August 14th. The start time for that game is 7:05 PM. 

 

Glo take first game of weekend slate

In Saturday evening action against the Flint Monarchs, the Wisconsin Glo got the season sweep, winning 81-67. The Glo will finish out the weekend set on Sunday when they play at home against the Detroit Queens. It will be another chance for Wisconsin to sweep a Michigan team, as the Glo came back to beat the Queens 88-78 on July 17th. Sunday’s matchup starts at 3:00 PM and will be the final game for the Glo before the GWBA playoffs start on August 15th in St. Louis. 

 

Packers Family Night powers through delay

Even a pause due to lightning in the area couldn’t curb the excitement for the Green Bay Packers return to Family Night for the first time in two years. It was the largest crowd on hand that the Packers have hosted since their Divisional round win over the Seattle Seahawks in the 2019-2020 NFL playoffs. The weather delay did force head coach Matt Lafleur to scratch portions of the practice such as the two-minute drill and redzone period with the second team. Lambeau Field will take on another crowd when the Houston Texans visit the Packers for the preseason opener on Saturday, August 14th. 

 

Extra inning games highlight Friday contests

The Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Booyah both went into extra-innings in their Friday evening matchups but had different results. 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers won in walk-off fashion over the San Francisco Giants, 2-1 in extra innings. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah lost in walk-off fashion 9-8 against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattler struggled mightily at the plate in their 11-0 loss to the Beloit Snappers. 

 

In Door County League play, Maplewood took down Institute, 5-4.

 

Bucks trade for Grayson Allen

Six years after breaking the hearts of Badgers basketball fans, Former Duke University and Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen is coming to Wisconsin after being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. It was reported on Friday that the Bucks traded Sam Merrill to Memphis and two future second-round picks for Allen. 

 

Allen is a three-year NBA veteran, and started 38 of the 50 games he appeared in this season. Allen averaged 25.2 minutes per game and 10.6 points to go with them. Allen spent two seasons in Memphis after being drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA draft. 

 

Allen earned a reputation at Duke as a competitor, but also ruffled feathers with multiple tripping incidents that even led to discipline from his team and the ACC. Allen was a big part of the Blue Devils 2015 NCAA Championship win over Wisconsin as a freshman when he scored 16 points. The former All-American is coming to the Bucks at just 25 years old. 

 

(Photo from @BR_NBA)

Blizzard to square off out east

The Green Bay Blizzard are on the east coast in an attempt to rebound against the Massachusetts Pirates after their loss to Bismarck last weekend. The Blizzard beat the Pirates, who hail from Worcester, MA, 40-36 in the second game of the season. That was over three months ago, and the Blizzard have not scored over 33 points since June 25th, when they beat the Iowa Barnstormers 34-26. The Blizzard have a record of 5-6 at this point in the season. Their Saturday foe, Massachusetts, holds an 8-2 overall record. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 6:05 P.M. CST. 

Glo set for final home weekend of the season

The Wisconsin Glo will have their hands full with a pair of teams from across the lake this weekend. The Glo play a pair of Michigan teams on Saturday and Sunday, starting with Saturday’s game against the Flint Monarchs. It’ll be the second time the two teams meet, as Wisconsin took the first meeting 85-63 on July 11th. Flint is yet to win a game this season. 

 

On Sunday, the Glo will be back in action to host the Detroit Queens. The Glo came back to beat the Queens in their first matchup at home on July 17th, 88-78. 

 

Saturday’s game starts at 7:00 PM in Oshkosh and then the Glo will be back at the same spot on Sunday at 3:00 P.M. The two games will wrap up the regular season for Wisconsin, before they go to the GWBA playoffs on August 15th in St. Louis.

Booyah, Rattlers fall; DCL, Brewers in action Friday

The Green Bay Booyah and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers ended up on the losing side on Thursday, but the Milwaukee Brewers and Door County League will be in action after days off. 

 

The Green Bay Booyah had their lead slip against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the seventh inning of their 8-3 loss. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers couldn’t overcome their poor start to their Thursday road game with the Beloit Snappers, losing 8-4. 

 

The Door County League is in the process of their final week of the regular season after a Wednesday make-up game. Friday gets the ball rolling on weekend games with a showdown between Institute and Maplewood. 

 

The Brewers begin their home series with the San Francisco Giants on Friday starting at 7:10 PM. 

 

Eleven-man football completes first week of practice

One week of practice is in the books for the state's eleven-man football teams.

 

Squads like Kewaunee, Southern Door, and Luxemburg-Casco were allowed to hit the practice field this week for the first time. It was a shorter lay-off for the Storm, which unlike the Spartans and the Eagles played in the alternative fall season this spring. 

 

Algoma, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay can get their gridiron work beginning on August 9th.  That's the same day girls' golf teams can head back to the links for practice. 

 

The area's other athletes still have some waiting to do. Girls volleyball and girls tennis begin on August 10th. Cross country, boys' soccer, and girls' volleyball begins on August 16th.

Steebs, Laughlin make All-Tournament roster

The Ahnapee Trailblazers American Legion baseball team’s season came to an end on Sunday but the accolades didn’t stop coming. It was announced on Thursday that both Luke Steebs and Alex Laughlin were named to the AA State Tournament All-Tournament team. The Trailblazers won one game at the state tournament in Antigo last week. Both Laughlin and Steebs will play in the High School Senior All-Star game on Monday, August 9th at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. 

 

Badgers football previews upcoming season

Press and fans got to know more about the upcoming University of Wisconsin Badgers football team on Thursday. The Badgers gridiron squad held their preseason media day to discuss some of the latest happenings in their sport and their thoughts on the upcoming season. Head Coach Paul Chryst also took to the podium and shared excitement about his 2021 group while also mentioning that they have work to do in order to improve on their 4-3 season in 2020. This summer’s developments also brought questions about the ruling allowing NCAA athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness. Chryst said if you want name, image, and likeness to work for you, be on a good team, and be a good contributor on a good team. The Badgers open their regular season on September 4th at home against Penn State. 

 

Rattlers, Booyah lose; Brewers win late

Green Bay area baseball teams had a tough Wednesday, but Milwaukee will be happy with their results. 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers were lifted to victory by a Rowdy Tellez home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. 

 

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had a slow day offensively against the Beloit Snappers, losing 5-0 and the Green Bay Booyah went back and forth with the Battle Creek Bombers, but fell 9-8. Both Green Bay and Wisconsin are in action again on Thursday. 

 

Dries, Welinski Ink New NHL Contracts

Former Gamblers forward Sheldon Dries and defenseman Andy Welinski have new NHL contracts.

 

Dries signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. He appeared in 40 games with the Colorado Avalanche in 2018-19, recording three goals and three assists.  In 2019-20, Dries spent most of the season in the American Hockey League with the Avalanche’s top affiliate the Colorado Eagles. With the Eagles, Dries recorded 21 goals and 14 assists.  This past year, Dries appeared in three games with the Avalanche.  Dries played two full seasons in Green Bay (2011-13) leading the Gamblers to the Anderson and Clark Cups in 2012.

 

Welinski signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames. He has appeared in 46 NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks over the past three seasons.  Welinski tallied his career NHL goal in 2019 versus Calgary. Welinski has appeared in 161 games in the American Hockey League tallying 104 points with the San Diego Gulls and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Welinksi played two full seasons in Green Bay, leading the Gamblers to the 2012 Anderson and Clark Cups.  In 2012, Welinski was named the Dave Tyler Player of the Year, USHL Defenseman of the Year and All-USHL 1st team.

Packers moving to padded practice

The Green Bay Packers have been preparing for the 2021 season with training camp practices since late July, but Thursday will be their first fully-padded test. That is when the Packers will have their players in full pads for the first time in all of training camp. After Thursday’s practice, the Packers will prep for the annual Packers Family Night, which was canceled last season. Aside from playing in front of a very limited crowd in two playoff games last season, it will be the first time the Packers will perform in public at Lambeau Field since the 2019-2020 season. Thursday’s practice begins at 10:10 AM. 

 

Brewers 2022 schedule released

Though you may be enjoying a hot Milwaukee Brewers 2021 season, it’s not too early to start looking at which dates to circle next year. On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced their 2022 regular-season schedule. The Brewers will begin play at American Family Field, hosting a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 31st. It’ll be the ninth time since joining the National League in 1998 that the brewers open up against an NL West opponent, but the first time against the Diamondbacks. The Brewers will have another home series right after, completing a homestand against the San Francisco Giants on April 6th. 

 

The 2022 season will be the first since the 2017 campaign that the Brew Crew will face the American League East in Interleague play. Milwaukee hosts the Toronto Blue Jays from June 24-26, the Tampa Bay Rays on August 9th and 10th, and the New York Yankees from September 16-18. Road AL East games include a series against the Baltimore Orioles from April 11-13, the Tampa Bay Rays on June 28th and 29th, and the Boston Red Sox from July 29th to 31st. The Brewers will have their games with the bordering Minnesota Twins at Target Field on July 12th and 13th and will return home for games at home on July 26th and 27th. The longest road trip of the season will be from May 23rd to June 1st, featuring series against the San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs. 

 

A possible advantage for the Brewers is that 15 of their final 21 games at American Family Field with their final home series coming against the Miami Marlins from September 29th to October 2nd. The full schedule can be found here

 

Bucks sign veteran guards

The Milwaukee Bucks acquired two free-agent guards on Tuesday. George Hill will be returning to the Bucks organization after being traded during last offseason as part of a deal to gain Jrue Holiday. Hill played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers this offseason. 

 

The Bucks also agreed to terms with Rodney Hood. The veteran guard played for Portland and Toronto this past season. The Toronto Raptors also signed Sheboygan native Sam Dekker on Tuesday after he spent two years playing professionally overseas. 

 

Brewers pull Hauser from no-hitter bid; fall to Pirates

On Tuesday, Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Craig Counsell turned some heads when he pulled pitcher Adrian Houser from his no-hitter bid in the top of the seventh-inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The bullpen was unable to finish the job, as the Brewers fell in extra innings, 8-5. Milwaukee will face Pittsburgh again on Wednesday at 1:10 PM. 

 

In other Tuesday action, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Beloit Snappers in the opening game at their new stadium, 9-5 in ten innings. 

Lohrei reflects on time in Green Bay

The now Green Bay Gamblers alumnus, Mason Lohrei, spoke with Boston Bruins media on Monday and reflected on his time with the Gamblers. He spoke of the leadership role he took on while earning All-USHL honors and Defenseman of the Year. He said he wanted to prove himself as one of the league’s top players this past year. Lohrei is at the Boston Bruins Development Camp this week and will head to Ohio State to play hockey for the Buckeyes this season. 

 

Bill affecting WIAA eligibility gets vetoed

A bill that could’ve widened exceptions for WIAA athletics eligibility for pandemic-related transfer students has been vetoed by Governor Tony Evers. A bill was passed this summer that would have voided the one-year wait to play sports for students who transfer schools without changing addresses. The bill was manufactured to give exemptions to students who transferred because of their school moving to virtual learning. Opponents of the bill cited unknown effects it has on student-athletes already at the school that one is attempting to transfer and play sports at. Current WIAA states that freshman and sophomores who transfer in at the beginning of the school year do not have any restrictions. Juniors are restricted to non-varsity competition and seniors can only practice. 

 

Straky commits to Colorado College

The Green Bay Gamblers announced on Monday that incoming defenseman Ethan Straky has committed to Colorado College.  The Gamblers selected Straky in the 1st round of the 2021 USHL Entry Draft.  Straky will begin his collegiate career in the fall of 2022.

 

Last season, Straky suited up for the United States National Team Development Program U18.  The Walnut Creek, California native appeared in 50 games for the red, white, and blue, tallying 16 points (2 goals & 14 assists).  Straky appeared in five games at the 2021 World Junior Championships, notching a goal.

 

Straky is the 19th player on the 2021-22 roster to commit to a NCAA Division 1 institution. Others include, Kent Anderson (Denver), Damien Carfagna (New Hampshire), Jared Crespo (Penn State), Matt DeBoer (Holy Cross), Tim Delay (Boston College), Tyler DesRochers (Providence), Ryan Greene (Boston University), Jackson Hallum (Michigan), Brody Lamb (Minnesota), Cameron Lund (Northeastern), John Mittlestadt (Minnesota), Owen Murray (UMASS-Amherst), Aaron Randazzo (Air Force), Dominick Rivelli (Miami of Ohio), Sawyer Scholl (Wisconsin), Alexander Servagno (Ohio State), Cam VanSickle (Denver), and Luke Weilandt (Merrimack).

 

The Gamblers home opener is Saturday, October 2.

Brewers, Booyah offer different results Monday

The Milwaukee Brewers got to show off new additions to their team in a Monday win while the Green Bay Booyah had a tough game heading into a tough break. The Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-2. The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Battle Creek Bombers, 9-3, and will have Tuesday off before facing the Bombers at home again on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers begin a road series with the Beloit Snappers at 6:35 PM. 

 

Pro-Bowlers move up softball challenge

In the limited off-time from their Green Bay Packers Training Camp practices, the plans for pro-bowlers Za’Darius Smith and Aaron Jones to compete on the softball diamond has been moved up one day. The Green and Gold Charity Softball Challenge at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton was originally scheduled for Monday, August 16th but is now slated for Sunday, August 15th. The game is now taking on a “Sunday Night Softball” theme. Tickets that were bought for August 16th will still be honored at the softball game. The Sunday event starts at 7:05 P.M.

 

Portis stays, Tucker exits as Bucks begin free agency

Even the world champions were not immune to big changes on the first day of NBA free agency.


Defensive stalwart P.J. Tucker will officially leave Milwaukee after his short stint to sign a two-year deal with the Miami Heat. To replace him, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Monday that free-agent F Semi Ojeleye agreed to a one-year deal with the Bucks. Ojeleye averaged 4.6 PPG and 2.6 RPG, in 17 minutes of action.

 

Bobby Portis opted to not leave his adopted city, resigning with the Bucks on a two-year, $9 million deal.

Ahnapee eliminated, four make All-Star teams

The Ahnapee Trailblazers saw their season come to a close on Sunday in Antigo at the Class AA American Legion Baseball Tournament.

 

After falling to Onalaska 13-4 on Saturday, the Trailblazers could not muster a run against River Falls, falling 4-0. The Trailblazers went 1-2 in state tournament play.

 

Four players will still have an opportunity to play baseball this summer before going in their different directions.  Devin Schinktgen was selected to The American Legion Baseball All-Star Day at American Family Field on Sunday, August 8th in early July. Southern Door alum Schinktgen will suit up for Team Stars. Anthony Jennerjohn (Sturgeon Bay), Luke Steebs (Gibraltar), and Alex Laughlin (Gibraltar) will participate in a pair of All-Star games to be held at Neuroscience Group Field in Grand Chute. Jennerjohn will play for Team Cardinal in the first game at the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at noon. Laughlin will play on Team White and play against his former teammate Steebs on Team Gray with the first pitch at 2:30 p.m.

Baseball notes: T-Rats, "Goats" fall, Brewers capture win

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their stranglehold on the NL Central with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon while two other local teams lost their games.

 

Jackie Bradley's RBI ground-out and almost six innings of one-run ball were all the Brewers needed to escape Atlanta with a 2-1 win over the Braves. The team has won 42 of its last 62 games.

 

The Booyah playing under their Sunday moniker of "the Goats" scored twice in the bottom of eighth but could do no more against the Madison Mallards in a 3-2 loss at Capital Credit Union Park.

 

The Timber Rattlers only hit four singles in its 3-0 loss against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

 

 

Boellaard unofficially wins K/D title

Warm water and strong storms cooled off what had been a hot start to the 2021 Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament, but anglers from more than a dozen states were still able to tackle some high-quality Chinooks throughout the event.

 

Baileys Harbor and Sturgeon Bay were the hot spots for heavyweights this year, claiming 8 of the top 10 places in the unofficial standings, which will go under committee review Monday night. Six of the top 10 fish were taken the first two days of the nine-day event.

 

The 50 heaviest salmon ranged between 25-1/2 and 35-1/2 pounds. It was the ninth time in the past 11 years that the winning fish was larger than 30 pounds.

 

UNOFFICIAL TOP 10 FISH

1. Cory Boellaard, 35.65, 7/24 @ BH

2. Austin Vance, 32.79, 7/28 @ SB

3. Bonnie Maggle, 32.15, 7/27 @ SB

4. Derek Christoph, 30.90, 7/31 @ BH

5. Kevin Kopatz, 29.98, 7/24 @ A

6. Jason McKee, 29.88, 7/23 @ SB

7. Kevin Cookle, 29.66, 7/24 @ SB

8. Krista Thuer, 29.11, 7/24 @ W.I.

9. Josh Przybylski, 29.07, 7/24 @ BH

10. Robert Keto, 28.92, 7/31 @ BH

Packers back to work Monday

After the day off, the Green Bay Packers will return back to Ray Nitschke Field for the second week of training camp.

 

The Packers will have three public practices this week ahead of their annual Family Night scrimmage on Saturday. The practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday begin at 10:10 a.m. with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

 

Tickets are also still available for the Family Night scrimmage, which starts just after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Rattlers, Booyah dominate at plate; Brewers fall

Both Green Bay area teams had explosive nights hitting the ball which led to victories by a comfortable margin. The Green Bay Booyah drilled the Madison Mallards 15-7 and will face them again at home at 6:35 PM on Sunday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored runs in five of their first six innings to down the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 12-2. They’ll face Cedar Rapids again on Sunday at 1:00 PM to finish the series. The Milwaukee Brewers had a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth, but would get crushed 8-1 by the Atlanta Braves and will face them at 12:20 PM on Sunday

 

Ahnapee headed to elimination game

The Ahnapee Trail Blazers American Legion Baseball team couldn’t quite get their second straight win at the state tournament on Saturday. After downing Medford 6-1 in the first game, the Trailblazers fell to Onalaska by a 13-4 final score. With the loss, the Blazers move to a loser-out game against River Falls on Sunday at noon. You can keep up with tournament results at this link

 

Storms wrap up fishing tournament for many

As the final day of the Kewaunee/Door Salmon Fishing Tournament was overhauled at times due to strong rains and storms, a few still went until the final buzzer sounded. The storm tore through several ports but as the weather was safe some fishing boats headed back out onto the water. One highlight of Saturday was 14-year-old Derek Christoph catching the salmon of a lifetime. According to the Kewaunee Door Salmon Tournament Facebook page, the reel fell from the rod twice in a 45-minute battle. Christoph’s salmon was 40-inches long and weighed 30.9 lbs. It was caught at Baileys Harbor.

 

Final results from the tournament will be updated as soon as they are available to NEW Radio Sports and Door County Daily News. 

 

(Pictured is Derek Christoph)

 

Blizzard fall to Bucks for fourth time

In the fourth meeting between the Green Bay Blizzard and the Bismarck Bucks, the teams traded leads but Bismarck took over in the final quarter to win 41-30. The Blizzard led in Bismarck 14-0 in the second quarter and 14-10 at the halftime break. In the first half, Brook Bolles threw a touchdown pass to Kezlow Smith and Keyondre Craig. Keyondre Craig caught his second touchdown pass near the end of the third quarter, to make it 24-24. The Bucks broke the tie in the fourth quarter and went up 38-24. The Blizzard scored a touchdown on a throw to Keshaun Taylor near the end of the fourth, but it was not enough in the 11-point loss. After the game, the Blizzard are now 5-6 this season. On Saturday August 7th, the Blizzard will try to get back to .500 in Worcester, Massachusetts when they face the Massachusetts Pirates. 

 

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