Sports Archives for 2022-01

Boys Basketball Roundup: Luxemburg-Casco tops Southern Door 60-55 on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans hung on to beat the Southern Door Eagles 60-55 in a non-conference game Monday night in Luxemburg.  The Eagles fell behind as much as 15 points in the second half but could not get any closer than four points in the final minutes.

 

The Spartans jumped to an 18-10 lead in the first half and led by as many as 11 points before closing the half with a 34-24 advantage.  Hot-shooting from the three-point arc carried the Spartans as L-C hit seven threes in the first half with Owen Deprez hitting three of them.

 

Freshman Drew Daoust kept the Eagles in the game scoring 11 of his team-high 22 points in the first half.  Taylor Schaefer had a strong inside game scoring 15 points for Southern Door, but it was not enough. 

 

Peyton Mrotek paced the Spartans with 23 points, hitting seven of 11 free throws in the second half to seal the victory for Luxemburg-Casco.  Deprez finished with 16 points, including the three three-pointers that carried the Spartans to the early lead. 

 

Southern Door falls to 9-8 overall and returns to play on Friday night against Sevastopol in a game that will be on 104.1 WRLU.  The Spartans (6-7, 9-8 overall) will now host Oconto Falls Thursday night, returning to play in the NEC.

 

The next Spartan basketball broadcast will be Tuesday as the L-C girls host Clintonville.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

Other boys' basketball scores from Monday included a scheduled game between Sturgeon Bay playing against Two Rivers, but no score was reported. On Tuesday, Kewaunee is set to host Valders for a 7:30 p.m. tip.

Badgers avoid upset on Sunday

The Wisconsin Men's basketball team hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday afternoon in Big Ten conference play. 

 

The Badgers offense was the story in the first half as they outscored Minnesota to take a 32-25 lead into the halftime break. The second half was one that was played well by both teams but Wisconsin used that early advantage to walk away with the 6 point victory 66-60. 

 

The Badgers were led by player of the year candidate Johnny Davis with 16 and Tyler Wahl with 15. 

 

Wisconsin will return to action on Wednesday as they face #24 Illinois on the road. 


Bucks fall to big to Nuggets

The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in a matchup of two top teams in their respective divisions. 

 

The Bucks struggled to get any momentum going as they were outscored by the Nuggets in every frame of the contest. The Bucks were unable to stop the Nuggets offensively and dropped the game by a score of 136-100. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 29 points, while Jrue Holiday added 14 and Grayson Allen and Bobby Portis chipped in 11 each. 

 

Milwaukee will be in action on Tuesday night as they host the Washington Wizards.

Spartans host Eagles on 96.7 WBDK Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will host the Southern Door Eagles in a non-conference game Monday night.  The Spartans (6-6, 8-8 overall) are coming off a 48-41 win over Clintonville on the road last Friday in North Eastern Conference play.  Southern Door (7-3, 9-7 overall) beat Peshtigo 55-48 on Saturday in the Packerland Conference. 

 

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

The other boys' basketball game scheduled for Monday includes Sturgeon Bay hosting Two Rivers for a 7:30 p.m. tip. 

Bucks host Nuggets in Sunday night showdown

The Milwaukee Bucks are getting set to host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in a matchup of two of the better teams in their respective conferences. 

 

The Bucks are looking to stay hot as they were able to beat the Knicks on Friday night in the first game of three straight home games for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the Bucks in points and rebounds per game averaging 28 and 11. 

 

The Nuggets are coming off of a win their last time out over the Pelicans and are looking to knock off the Bucks on the road. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Storm top Vikings on the road on 105.1 The GOAT

The Kewaunee boys’ basketball team traveled to Gibraltar to take on the Vikings in a Saturday conference matchup. 

 

The Vikings got out to a hot start taking a 5 point lead halfway through the first half. From there the Storm would turn the tides as they would use a full court press to generate turnovers from the Vikings and convert defense into offense to take a double digit lead into the half time break. In the second half Kewaunee was still firing on all cylinders offensively, shooting well from beyond the arc, and was using their physicality to make Gibraltar commit unforced turnovers and that would ultimately help them win the game by a final score of 62-41. 

 

Gibraltar has some time off before they take on Algoma on Thursday, and Kewaunee will face Valders in a non-conference game on Tuesday. 

Boys' basketball roundup: Eagles and Storm with standalone weekend wins

There were 5 area boys’ basketball teams that were in action on Saturday, below is a look at the results of their matchups. 

 

Sevastopol was topped by Florence in non-conference play 85-48. 

 

Algoma fell short of N.E.W Lutheran 76-64. 

 

Kewaunee took care of Gibraltar 62-41 on 105.1 The GOAT. 

 

Southern Door got a big win over Peshtigo 55-48. 

Badgers and Gophers set for border battle

 The Wisconsin Badger men's basketball team will play host to Minnesota in Big Ten play on Sunday afternoon. 

 

The Badgers are coming off of a win over Nebraska on Thursday night, and are looking to keep that momentum going against the Gophers who dropped their last matchup to Ohio State. 

 

Johnny Davis is leading the Badgers in points, rebounds, assists, and steals so far this season. Davis is averaging 21 points per game to go along with 7 rebounds per game, 2 assists per game, and 1 steal per game. 

 

Tip is set for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday

Gamblers avenge loss against Lumberjacks with OT winner

For the second time this month, the Green Bay Gamblers had to go an extra period to get a win against the Muskegon Lumberjacks, this time by a final score of 5-4.

 

Ryan  Greene opened the game with a goal before the Lumberjacks answered the tally with two scores of their own. Jackson Hallum made sure the game was tied at two at the end of the first period with his 20th goal of the season. Cameron Lund opened the scoring in the second period in the opening minutes before the Lumberjacks tied the game with four minutes left. It was the same script in the third period when Brody Lamb scored for the Gamblers only to be answered just over a minute later. The crowd of over 4,000 did not need to wait long for a winner as Greene scored his second goal of the game to send the home crowd happy. Greene and Hallum each had four points in the game while the game-winning goalie Rastislav Elias stopped 35 of 39 shots.

Wrestling Roundup: L-C finishes third in Pulaski Invitational

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan wrestlers took third place in the Pulaski Invitational on Saturday.  Scoring 179 points, the Spartans finished behind Kaukauna (224 points) and Coleman (196.5 points) in the 16-team field.  Easton Worachek (120 pounds) and Max Ronsman (138 pounds) claimed second places, while Hunter Joniaux (152 pounds) and Ezra Waege (182) took third places.  Complete results are listed below from Trackwrestling.com.

 

In Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door took fourth place and Sturgeon Bay finished in 19th behind first place in the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic hosted by Sturgeon Bay High School.

 

Pulaski Invitational Results for Luxemburg-Casco

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Jake Jandrin (29-10) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-10 won in sudden victory - 1 over Owen Wathke (Bay Port) 30-9 (SV-1 3-1)

Semifinal - Wyatt Magolski (New London) 39-1 won by fall over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-10 (Fall 1:14)

Cons. Round 3 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-10 won by decision over Ethan Suennen (Peshtigo) 22-15 (Dec 6-1)

3rd Place Match - Owen Wathke (Bay Port) 30-9 won by decision over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-10 (Dec 5-1)

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Isaac Jerabek (30-10) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 won by decision over Peter Tomazevic (Freedom) 22-10 (Dec 9-5)

Semifinal - Wyatt Skebba (Hortonville) 17-1 won by decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 (Dec 11-5)

Cons. Round 3 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 won by major decision over Mason Hansen (Kaukauna) 18-13 (MD 14-2)

3rd Place Match - Ray LeMieux (Coleman) 30-9 won by decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 (Dec 5-2)

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Easton Worachek (36-6) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 36-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 36-6 won by fall over Nolan Skebba (Hortonville) 23-10 (Fall 0:57)

Semifinal - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 36-6 won by decision over Trayton Torres (Elkhorn Area) 26-8 (Dec 6-3)

1st Place Match - Lucas Peters (Kaukauna) 35-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 36-6 (SV-1 8-4)

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Blakelee Bastien (29-8) placed 4th and scored 17.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-8 won by fall over Conner Nooyen (Pulaski) 22-8 (Fall 4:43)

Semifinal - Bryan Winans (Kaukauna) 32-4 won by tech fall over Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-8 (TF-1.5 4:27 (17-1))

Cons. Round 3 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-8 won by major decision over Brady Gross (Coleman) 32-8 (MD 8-0)

3rd Place Match - Owen Noel (Bay Port) 31-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 29-8 (SV-1 5-3)

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Caleb Delebreau (33-10) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 33-10 won by decision over Trevor Finger (Bay Port) 11-15 (Dec 9-3)

Quarterfinal - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 33-10 won by decision over Chance Gruber (Coleman) 26-11 (Dec 3-1)

Semifinal - Joey Showalter (Elkhorn Area) 32-3 won by decision over Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 33-10 (Dec 8-1)

Cons. Round 3 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 33-10 won by fall over Ethan Brissette (Peshtigo) 27-10 (Fall 1:46)

3rd Place Match - Henry Niebauer (Hortonville) 29-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 33-10 (SV-1 5-3)

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Max Ronsman (37-4) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-4 won by fall over Ryan Frewerd (Pulaski) 20-9 (Fall 4:44)

Semifinal - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-4 won by decision over Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 30-4 (Dec 3-0)

1st Place Match - Greyson Clark (Kaukauna) 34-1 won by major decision over Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-4 (MD 13-0)

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Tristan Thiry (26-13) placed 8th and scored 10.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Grabowski (Port Washington) 22-13 won by fall over Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) 26-13 (Fall 4:53)

Cons. Round 1 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) 26-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) 26-13 won by fall over Will Nast (Bay Port) 10-14 (Fall 2:09)

Cons. Round 3 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) 26-13 won by fall over Jayson Arrowood (Antigo) 16-10 (Fall 1:22)

7th Place Match - Peyton Lee (Kaukauna) 22-11 won by decision over Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) 26-13 (Dec 7-1)

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Hunter Joniaux (30-10) placed 3rd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 won by fall over Cole Czarneski (Denmark) 16-11 (Fall 1:36)

Semifinal - Will Bieber (Coleman) 34-6 won by fall over Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 (Fall 5:05)

Cons. Round 3 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 won by fall over Aiden Needham (Hortonville) 16-11 (Fall 1:16)

3rd Place Match - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-10 won by fall over Cole Czarneski (Denmark) 16-11 (Fall 0:24)

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Sebastian Sauter (16-17) placed 5th and scored 12.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-17 won by fall over Aiden Drotzur (Port Washington) 19-11 (Fall 1:22)

Quarterfinal - Judah Hammen (Kaukauna) 29-9 won by tech fall over Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-17 (TF-1.5 4:25 (18-1))

Cons. Round 2 - Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-17 won by decision over Ethan Taylor (Elkhorn Area) 18-13 (Dec 9-7)

Cons. Round 3 - Ayden Bruckner (Bay Port) 22-10 won by decision over Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-17 (Dec 9-4)

5th Place Match - Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-17 won by fall over Thomas Ullmer (Denmark) 21-15 (Fall 1:36)

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Ezra Waege (27-13) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 27-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 27-13 won by decision over Jacob Kleist (Elkhorn Area) 19-10 (Dec 5-3)

Semifinal - Trenton Gibbons (Pulaski) 29-3 won by fall over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 27-13 (Fall 3:14)

Cons. Round 3 - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 27-13 won by decision over Nick Trepanier (Oconto Falls) 26-16 (Dec 7-2)

3rd Place Match - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 27-13 won by medical forfeit over Peter Kuchta (Coleman) 4-2 (M. For.)

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Luke VanDonsel (18-18) placed 8th and scored 8.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) 18-18 won by fall over Logan Page (Elkhorn Area) 12-8 (Fall 2:47)

Quarterfinal - Jacob Peacy (Port Washington) 30-9 won by fall over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) 18-18 (Fall 2:34)

Cons. Round 2 - Jordan Loose (Kaukauna) 25-12 won by fall over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) 18-18 (Fall 2:26)

Cons. Round 3 - Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) 18-18 won by fall over Dameon Burke (Coleman) 12-13 (Fall 4:04)

7th Place Match - Connor Hoerth (West De Pere) 21-9 won by fall over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) 18-18 (Fall 4:19)

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Joseph Chervenka (17-21) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Mitchell Kallies (Oconto Falls) 22-9 won by decision over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-21 (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-21 won by medical forfeit over Keaten Pues (New London) 18-13 (M. For.)

Cons. Round 3 - Hunter Vanderheiden (Freedom) 21-11 won by decision over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-21 (Dec 4-0)

5th Place Match - Mitchell Kallies (Oconto Falls) 22-9 won by decision over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-21 (Dec 11-5)

Phoenix women sweep, men swept

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams had split results again on Saturday with the women winning their matchup over Northern Kentucky and the men falling to Robert Morris.

 

Hailey Oskey scored 22 points and Luxemburg-Casco alumna Cassie Schiltz added 14 in the Phoenix women's 67-58 win over the Norse. The game was tied after two quarters of play, but the Phoenix hit their first seven shots from the field and registered 26 points in the decisive third period. The Phoenix shot over 56 percent from the field and over 66 percent from three-point territory to lead to their second straight win on the road trip. They will attempt to play their first homes games since December 20th this week.

 

The Phoenix men held a slim one-point lead at the break but could not hold in its 62-60 loss to the Colonials. Cade Meyer missed out on yet another triple-double, registering 16 points and eight rebounds on the night. Kamari McGee added 15 points of his own in the loss. 

Storm travel to face Vikings on 105.1 The GOAT

The Kewaunee boys’ basketball team will head north to take on the Gibraltar Vikings in a Packerland matchup on 105.1 The GOAT. 

 

Kewaunee is coming off of a loss against Brillion their last time out, and are looking to get back in the win column as their record is creeping closer to that .500 mark. Ben Heim and Cameron Cullen are leading the Storm averaging 21 and 14 points per game respectively. 

 

Gibraltar is coming off of a win over Two Rivers in their last game, and are hoping to win back-to-back games with a win over the Storm on Saturday in front of their home crowd. Sam Lindenberg is leading the Vikings averaging 21 points per game, followed by Will Friedenfels and Jake Schar who are each averaging 9 points per game. 

 

The game will be broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT and Newradiosports.com with Tanner DeGrave and Reece Robillard on the call with pregame starting at 2 p.m. followed by tip at 2:30 p.m.

Girls' basketball roundup: Pioneers steal spotlight as lone Friday night winner

Six local girls’ basketball teams were in action on Friday night, below is a look at how the games finished:

 

Sturgeon Bay fell to Peshtigo at home by a score of 61-35. 

 

Gibraltar lost to the visiting N.E.W Lutheran Blazers 54-31. 

 

Algoma fell just short against Oconto 49-43. 

 

Kewaunee fell to West De Pere in non-conference action by a score of 66-53. 

 

Sevastopol picked up the lone win of the evening over Southern Door 56-32.

Bucks top Knicks at home

The Milwaukee Bucks returned home to host the New York Knicks on Friday night in Eastern Conference play. 

 

Milwaukee got out to a big lead in the first quarter, but in the middle frames would struggle with turnovers and missed shots. They would rely on star player Giannis Antetokounmpo to close this one out and he was up to the task as he would finish the game with 38 points and 13 rebounds to help seal the 123-108 victory for the Bucks. 

 

The Bucks will next be in action on Sunday night as they host the Denver Nuggets.

Gamblers' comeback not enough on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers scored two goals in the final seven minutes Friday night, but the damage was done as they lost to the Muskegon Lumberjacks 5-4 at the Resch Center.

 

Jackson Hallum scored his 18th goal of the season in the first period for the Gamblers for the only tally in the frame. The Lumberjacks scored three times unanswered in the second period before Matt Deboer registered his ninth goal to break up the run but give the Gamblers a 3-2 deficit heading into the third. Down 5-2, Jarod Crespo and Hallum scored goals to get the game within one but could not get another positive push to tie the game before the final horn blew.

 

The two teams will meet again Saturday night at the Resch Center with the puck drop at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Vikings girls struggle in loss to Blazers on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar girls' basketball team fell in an early 11-0 hole and could not claw its way back as it fell to NEW Lutheran Friday night 54-31.

 

The Vikings never got closer than nine points the rest of the way as the Blazers forced a number of turnovers in the Gibraltar defensive zone that paved the way for easy buckets underneath for the visitors. Vikings fans got a nice glimpse of the future when the girls got the lead under 15 points towards the end of the game thanks to a pair of three-point shots by Andie Schar and Betsy Lecy that highlighted in 8-0 run with just over four minutes remaining. The Blazers shut the door from their with timely free throw shooting from Leah Schmidt and more tough defense close to Gibraltar's basket.

 

Schmidt led the way for the Blazers with 24 points while Natalie Lange scored nine points and Ingrid Beaumont tallied eight. Schar led the Vikings with 12 points and Lecy added six points in the loss.

 

 Other scores around the Packerland include Sevastopol topping Southern Door 56-32,  Algoma falling short to Oconto 49-43, Kewaunee losing at home to West DePere 63-52, and Sturgeon Bay losing to Peshtigo 61-35.

Wrestling Preview: Luxemburg-Casco competes in Pulaski Invitational Saturday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan wrestling team will travel to Pulaski on Saturday to compete in the 16-team Pulaski Invitational.  The #2 state-ranked Spartans are coming off winning the North Eastern Conference championship last week in Denmark.  The competition will begin at 10 am at Pulaski High School.

 

Other teams wrestling in the Pulaski Invitational besides Luxemburg-Casco includes; Antigo, Bay Port, Coleman, Denmark, Elkhorn, Freedom, Hortonville, Kaukauna, New London, Oconto Falls, Peshtigo, Port Washington, Pulaski, Seymour, and West DePere.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol are competing in the Dirk Sorenson Invitational at Sturgeon Bay High School. Also competing in the tournament are Bay Port, Crivitz, Denmark, Freedom, Gillett/Suring, Iron Mountain, Lena, Little Chute, Lourdes Academy, Marinette, Menominee Indian, Oconto, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West, Palmyra-Eagle, Suring, Two Rivers, Valders, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, and Wrightstown. Wrestling begins at 8 a.m.

 

 

Gamblers return home to face Muskegon on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will have home fans for the first time since the beginning of the month when they return to the Resch Center to face the Muskegon Lumberjacks. 

 

The Gamblers picked up a big win against the conference-leading Chicago Steel last Friday before coming out flat in a 6-1 loss against Dubuque the following night. The Lumberjacks are among the hottest teams in the USHL as they have won seven of their eight games in the month of January. The lone blemish came last weekend when Youngstown broke through on night one of a two game set in overtime to pick up the 4-3 victory. Two of their wins came at home against the Gamblers, both of which occurred in overtime as well.

 

Tobin Meyer returns to the airwaves on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Gibraltar girls look for first win against NEW Lutheran on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar girls basketball team hope a little home cooking will spark them to their first victory of the season when NEW Lutheran comes to town Friday night.

 

The Vikings have struggled mightily this season thus far, averaging less than 30 points per game. Skewing that average was their matchup earlier this week against Kewaunee where the Storm won in convincing fashion 78-15. The Blazers are near the bottom of the Packerland as well with a 3-7 record. They lost to Algoma on Monday 48-37 despite 12 points from Leah Schmidt.

 

The Blazers were buoyed by a 16 point lead at halftime in their win over Gibraltar earlier this season by a final score of 54-39. The Vikings had three players reach double figures in the loss, led by Andie Schar's 12 points.

 

Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

In other girls' basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco struggled against Fox Valley Lutheran 72-30 Thursday night while on Friday Southern Door hosts Sevastopol, Algoma stays at home to battle OcontoSturgeon Bay faces Peshtigo, and Kewaunee plays at home against West DePere. Those games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Eagles wrestlers sweep duals against Wabeno/Laona, Two Rivers

The Southern Door Eagles wrestling team picked up two dual meet wins Thursday night ahead of the conference title showdown next week against Kewaunee.

 

The Eagles beat Wabeno/Laona 44-23 and Two Rivers 57-21.

 

Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol also wrestled each other Thursday, though no results were reported.

 

The Eagles and the Clippineers will battle each other at the Dirk Sorenson Invitational in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday.

Badgers cruise past Nebraska

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers on Thursday night. 

 

The Badgers controlled the game from the start, taking an 8 point lead into the halftime break. From there they would put up 34 points of offense in the second half and take home the 73-65 victory. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 21 points. 

 

The Badgers will next be in action on Sunday as they host Minnesota.

Bucks return home to face Knicks

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the New York Knicks on Friday night. 

 

The Bucks are coming off of a bad loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, and are looking to turn things around in front of a home crowd on Friday night. The Bucks are led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who is averaging 28 points per game, and Khris Middleton who is averaging 20 points per game. 

 

The Knicks are also coming off of a loss their last time out against the Miami Heat and are led by Julius Randle who is averaging 18 points per game., 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m.

Cavs use bench to beat Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks traveled to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers on Wednesday night in an Eastern Conference matchup. 

 

Last season, the Cavaliers won only 22 games the entire season. So far this season, they have a record of 30-19. The Cavaliers netted 19 3-pointers in the entirety of the game, with 7 of those coming in the second quarter alone. Cleveland’s two leading scorers both came off the bench as Kevin Love led the team with 25 points, and Cedi Osman added 23. 

 

The Bucks had four players post double figures, with three of those players going over 20 points in the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 26 points, while Bobby Portis added 22, and Khris Middleton added 21. 

 

The Bucks will return to action on Friday, January 28th as they return home to the Fiserv Forum to face the visiting New York Knicks, with tip set for 9:00 p.m.

DC United host home swim meet

The Door County United swim team will stay around town Thursday night for its next meet.

 

Kiel and Two Rivers will make the trip north for the meet that begins at 6 p.m. at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. The team has not had a competition since it hosted Sheboygan South on January 18th. 

Lady Spartans tangle with Foxes in Appleton

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans will take on the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes Thursday night in a North Eastern Conference game.  Coming off a 59-22 win over Waupaca on Monday, the Spartans (6-6, 7-10 overall) led by Taylor Thiry with 17.1 points per game.  Fox Valley Lutheran (8-2, 10-5) beat Oconto Falls 50-33 at home Monday and are led by Alayna Feidt, who  is averaging 14.8 points a game.  Tip-off is set for 7 pm at Fox Valley Lutheran High School.   

Wrestling preview: Kewaunee, Southern Door plays host

The Southern Door and Kewaunee wrestling teams will unfurl the mats for the first time in a long time Thursday for home dual meets.

 

Wrestling will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Brussels when the Eagles welcome Laona-Wabeno and Two Rivers for a pair of duals. 

 

Kewaunee will welcome Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol for a Packerland Conference dual at 7 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco does not hit the mats until Saturday when they participate in a tournament at Pulaski. 

Boys' basketball round-up: Top of the Packerland, Spartans win big on Tuesday night

A total of of six area boys’ basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night, below is a recap of how those matchups ended up:

 

Sturgeon Bay dropped a close one to top seed N.E.W Lutheran. 

 

Kewaunee cruised past Algoma

 

Southern Door used a strong second half to soar past Oconto on 104.1 WRLU. 

 

Sevastopol lost big to Peshtigo.

 

Luxemburg-Casco topped Marinette 60-41.

Bucks back on the road vs. Cavaliers

The Bucks are saying goodbye to a three game homestand as they are traveling to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. 

 

The Bucks are entering this matchup off of a 133-127 win over the Sacramento Kings in their last outing. The Bucks are getting a big piece back in star player Giannis Antetokounmpo as he was resting in the previous matchup as he was dealing with right knee soreness. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m.

Striver "Excel Gold" Gymnasts Earn Gold

The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastics Team earned Gold this weekend in Menominee Michigan. The gymnasts competed in the “Pink” Invitational hosted by the Marinette Menominee YMCA. Teams competing this weekend were The Door County YMCA, Green Bay YMCA, Heart of the Valley YMCA, and the Manitowoc YMCA.

 

The Excel Gold gymnasts captured Gold, placing first as a team with a score of 106.85. The Gold Team takes the top three scores on each event to determine the Team total. The Striver Gold group entered the meet with three gymnasts only. There were scratches from their usual six-member group. The girls performed to the best of their abilities and came out on top. Individual gymnasts for Excel Gold are Alexa Seyfer-Jimenes who earned gold on the floor with a 9.4, gold on beam scoring 9.5, and gold in the All-Around with a 36.20. Alexa also grabbed a bronze medal on vault 8.5. Teammate Shylee Asher grabbed gold on vault with an 8.7 and bronze on beam9.2 and bronze in the All-Around with a 35.05. Amelia Zoschke, captured gold on bars 8.9, silver in the All-Around with a 35.50, and bronze on beam scoring 9.2.

 

Level Six gymnasts captured a fourth-place Team with 103.50 points. Placing for the group were Amira Anschutz who won gold on the vault with a 9.0, silver on beam earning a 9.2, and fourth on the floor with a 9.15. Julia Gregory captured silver on beam with a 9.2, vault 8.6, bars 7.6, and silver in the All-Around scoring a 33.85. Estelle Duerst earned bronze on floor 9.3, beam 9.0, bars 8.1, and a fourth-place finish in the All-Around scoring 34.60. Teammate Lauren Pratt grabbed a fourth place on floor 9.15 and vault 8.5.

 

The Excel Silver Group placed second as a Team scoring 102.60. Placing for the Silver Group was Keira Wesley who won gold on the floor (9.3) and silver on vault (8.9) Evelynn Kelsey grabbed gold on the floor in the 13 and under group with a 9.3 while Shaylyn Asher earned silver on the floor (9.1) and vault (8.7).

 

The Striver Gymnastic Team has its next competition on February 19th at the Sheboygan YMCA and the State Tournament will follow in March with the Sheboygan YMCA hosting that tournament.

 

(Write up courtesy of Amy Gamble)

Second-half sends Southern Door soaring past Oconto on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team outscored their hosts by 20 points in the second half en route to a 71-52 win over the Oconto Blue Devils.

 

It was a see-saw battle for most of the first half as both Blue Devils and the Eagles took aim at each other's star players to control them, forcing other players to make plays. Kadin Baxter would take control for the Blue Devils as he scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the first half, most of which came in the latter stages of the frame. Three-pointers made by Nic Pierre, Drew Daoust, Logan Jeanquart, and Jared Hawkey kept the score close with the Eagles only down one at the break. 

 

The Eagles came out firing offensively thanks to Jeanquart scoring 10 of his 13 points after the half and two other players scoring at least eight. Meanwhile, a switch to a 1-3-1 defensive zone caused havoc on the Blue Devils' offense that they would not be able to recover from. Daoust led the Eagles with 18 points with Taylor Schaefer (14) and Jeanquart also reaching double figures.

 

The Eagles will host Peshtigo in their next game on January 29th at 7:30 p.m. 

 

 

Voyageurs to stay docked in 2022

You will have to rely on the Green Bay Glory to get your thirst for soccer quenched in 2022.

 

In an announcement made on Tuesday, the ownership group for the Green Bay Voyageurs said they would suspend operations for the 2022 season, using the year to reevaluate ahead of the 2023 campaign. Organization officials say they are dedicated to professional soccer in Wisconsin as they will keep their stake in Forward Madison FC, which plays in the USL League One, which is one tier higher than where the Voyageurs were competing.

 

The Green Bay Glory will compete in the USL W this summer.

Girls' basketball round-up: Kewaunee County teams win big Monday

Kewaunee County's girls' basketball teams picked up big victories Monday night.

 

In a Northeastern Conference battle, Luxemburg-Casco nearly tripled up Waupaca 59-22.

 

In Packerland Conference action, Algoma toppled NEW Lutheran 48-37, Sevastopol was edged out by Two Rivers 39-34, Kewaunee stormed past Gibraltar 78-15, Sturgeon Bay lost to Oconto 78-35, and Southern Door was beaten by Peshtigo 60-34.

 

Kewaunee will make up its game against Menasha Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at home as a part of a doubleheader with the boys' team. 

Boys' basketball preview: Southern Door travels to Oconto on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles will follow up their impressive win against NEW Lutheran when they travel to Oconto on Tuesday.

 

Drew Daoust scored 24 points while Taylor Schaefer and Jared Hawkey each added 10 points to help the Eagles outscore the Blazers by eight in the second half to win the game 65-60. The output helped Daoust crack the top 5 in scoring in the Packerland with 18.5 points per game. The win also helped the Eagles match the Blue Devils in the Packerland standings with identical 5-3 records. The Blue Devils had four players crack double figures against Sevastopol in their 91-47 victory last Friday. Kadin Baxter led all scorers with 28 points as the Blue Devils were able to crack a five-game losing streak.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other games scheduled for Tuesday include Luxemburg-Casco playing at MarinetteSevastopol visiting Peshtigo, Kewaunee hosting Algoma, and Sturgeon Bay visiting NEW Lutheran. The Spartans will tip at 7 p.m. while the others will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Southern Door announces Hall of Fame Class

Southern Door School District has announced its next Hall of Fame class to be honored next month.

 

This year’s inductees include Bobby Adamov class of 1994, Richard “Dick” Johnson class of 1968, and Patrick Delcore Southern Door Girls Varsity Softball, Varsity Girls Basketball, and Varsity Football Assistant Coach. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, February 18, 2022 at half-time of the Eagles boys’ basketball game vs Gibraltar, in the Eagle gym. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Gamblers reschedule New Year's Day game

The Green Bay Gamblers will get one of their home dates back.

 

The organization announced last week that the game that was postponed from January 1st is now rescheduled for Thursday, February 17th at 7:05 pm. Your tickets from January 1st will be active for that game. If you can no longer attend the rescheduled date, you can talk with the box office about your options.

 

The Gamblers do return home this weekend for games on January 28th and 29th. Both games will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Girls' basketball preview: Full slate kicks off week

All seven of Door and Kewaunee counties' girls' basketball teams will be in action on Monday night.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's road game against Waupaca was moved up to 6 p.m. 

 

In Packerland Conference action, Sevastopol will play at 7:15 p.m. against Two Rivers in a non conference matchup. Kewaunee hosts Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay visits Oconto, Southern Door travels to Peshtigo, and Algoma plays at NEW Lutheran at 7:30 p.m.

Blizzard make a flurry of signings

You will only have to wait a couple of months before football returns to Green Bay.

 

The Green Bay Blizzard have been adding pieces to their roster ahead of their season opener on March 13th. They open the season March 13th against the Bismarck Bucks before making a return trip to North Dakota two weeks later and a visit to Des Moines after that. Below are the roster moves over the last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenix women reschedule Milwaukee dates

The I-43 rivalry will not take the year off after last weekend's games between the Green Bay and Milwaukee women's basketball programs were called off due to COVID issues with the Panthers.

 

The Phoenix will host the Panthers on February 7th before traveling to Milwaukee on February 21st. Both games will take place at 7 p.m.

 

Barring any other COVID-19 related issues, the Phoenix will play at Wright State on Thursday and Northern Kentucky on Saturday this week. The Phoenix split their matchups against the teams in November. They just hope to play as they have only played twice since December 20th. 

Run the Door prepares for 2022 season

A full slate could be on the horizon for the 2022 Run the Door Series.

 

Nineteen runners scored at least 100 points last year in the annual series which awards points for participation and placing at events taking place across Door County and into Algoma. The series had two events get canceled, two go virtual, and one get postponed to October in 2021. It was an otherwise return to in-person races after a year of virtual and fun runs. The Southern Door Eagle Trot, the Door County Half Marathon, and the Nicolet Bay 5K are traditionally the first events of the year.

 

Here are last year's standings:

FINAL TOP 20 FOR 2021

1. Brady Nieman, Sturgeon Bay 196

2. Scott Thompson, Green Bay 177

3. John Schopf Sr., Sturgeon Bay 164

4. Bob Richards, Sturgeon Bay 161

5. David Clowers, Sturgeon Bay 153

6. Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim 135

7. Janice Galt, Sturgeon Bay 132

8. Lynn Gilchrist, Sturgeon Bay 131

9. Sean Grorich, Sturgeon Bay 130

10. John Schopf Jr., Green Bay 127

11. Emily Bilodeau, Sturgeon Bay 124

12. Tim Heyse, Sturgeon Bay 120

12. Carol Moellenberndr, Sturgeon Bay 120

14. Kay Jensen, Sturgeon Bay 112

15. Susan Morgan, Sturgeon Bay 111

16. Vicki Minten, Sturgeon Bay 110

17. Joe Bilodeau, Sturgeon Bay 103

18. Bob Moellenberndt, Sturgeon Bay 101

19. Gary Gruenisen, Egg Harbor 100

19. Pat Saladin, Sturgeon Bay 100

 

Badgers prepping for Big Ten stretch

The Wisconsin Badger mens’ basketball team is getting prepared to take on a slate of Big Ten Conference games in the coming weeks. 

 

The Badgers have beat 2 of their last 3 ranked opponents with those wins coming over Purdue and Ohio State, who was able to beat Wisconsin the first time around. The Badgers dropped a close one on Friday to a solid Michigan State team, and will have a couple winnable games on the schedule in the coming weeks. 

 

The Badgers games for this next week will take place on Thursday as they face Nebraska, and Sunday January 30th as they take on Minnesota.

Middleton lifts Bucks over Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night but lacked Giannis Antetokounmpo as he was out due to right knee soreness. The Bucks offense caught fire in the second quarter and they took a 62-54 lead into the halftime break. The second half was controlled by the Bucks but the Kings did have runs that made the game close as they would end up losing 133-127. 

 

Khris Middleton stepped up in the Giannis absence and posted a game leading 34 points. Other top scorers for the Bucks included Jrue Holiday (26), Donte Divencenzo (20), George Hill (17), Pat Connaughton (15), and Jordan Nwora (10). 

 

The Bucks will be off until Wednesday when they will return to face the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

Packers fall to 49ers for early playoff exit

The Green Bay Packers kicked off postseason play by hosting the San Fransisco 49ers in the Divisional Round. 

 

The Packers got off to a hot start as they took the first drive 69 yards downfield and capped it off with a touchdown from running back AJ Dillon. The momentum would change when shortly before half the Packers would have a field goal attempt blocked to make it a 7-0 game heading into the halftime break. The 49ers got on the board with a field goal from Robbie Gould, and the Packers would follow with a field goal of their own to make it a 10-3 game. San Fransisco would later block a Packers punt attempt and score a touchdown off of it to make it a 10-10 game in the fourth quarter. The Packers offense couldn’t stay on the field and the 49ers ended up taking down the clock before getting a game winning field goal from Robbie Gould to win 13-10 and knock off Green Bay. 

 

The 49ers will move on to the NFC Championship to face the winner of the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

First half run dooms Phoenix against Oakland

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team gave up an 20-0 run late in the first half that led to their doom in a 68-61 loss to Oakland Saturday afternoon.

 

The Phoenix were up by eight points midway through the first half when the Golden Grizzlies went on their run. The Phoenix would have to play catch up the rest of the way and shot the part at the very least. They shot 10 percentage points better from the field including 20 percentage points better from behind the arc. The Golden Grizzlies won the game on the glass (37-24 rebounding edge) and the free throw line(27/30 vs. 7/11).

 

Donovan Ivory led the way with 18 points with Cade Meyer and Manny Ansong also reaching double figures for the Phoenix. 

Gamblers give up five unanswered to Fighting Saints

The offense could never get going against the Dubuque Fighting Saints as they lost 6-1 on the road.

 

Jackson Hallum's game-tying goal was the only bright spot for the Gamblers 10 minutes into the first period. The Fighting Saints would take the lead again before the period and then tallied three goals in the second period and one more for good measure in the third period. Aaron Randazzo saw 25 shots in just 33 minutes of action before being replaced in the second period after giving up three goals in seven minutes and five goals overall. Elias Ratislav finished the game with eight saves on nine shots.

 

 

Wresting Roundup: Luxemburg-Casco claims NEC championship

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans claimed another North Eastern Conference championship on Friday in Denmark at the conference wrestling duals.  Ranked #2 in the state in Division 2, the Spartans dominated by beating Wrightstown 51-21 and Oconto Falls 54-18 to win the NEC.  The complete results are listed below.

 

Luxemburg defeated Wrightstown 51-21

106 - Everett Koltz (Wrightstown) over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg) Dec 2-1

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg) over Louis Hock (Wrightstown) Fall 4:00

120 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg) over Kevin Biese (Wrightstown) TF 15-0

126 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg) over Owen Roebke (Wrightstown) Fall 1:26

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg) over Owen Krueger (Wrightstown) Dec 12-6

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg) over Jacob Durocher (Wrightstown) Maj 10-0

145 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg) over Caleb DuFresne (Wrightstown) Fall 3:51

152 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg) over Isaiah Pennenberg (Wrightstown) Dec 8-2

160 - Nick Alexander (Wrightstown) over Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg) Fall 1:28

170 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg) over Carter Gilson (Wrightstown) Fall 2:53

182 - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg) over Logan Summers (Wrightstown) Fall 3:09

195 - Sam Keuler (Wrightstown) over Cole DeJardin (Luxemburg) Fall 3:36

220 - Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg) over Daniel Van Eperen (Wrightstown) Fall 1:57

285 - Owen Garvey (Wrightstown) over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg) Fall 1:35

Match #2 Round 3

Luxemburg defeated Oconto Falls 54-18

120 - Graeson Pankratz (Oconto Falls) over Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg) Dec 8-1

126 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg) over Parker Peterson (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:42

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg) over Jaden Ganter (Oconto Falls) Fall 5:10

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg) over Luke Trepanier (Oconto Falls) TF 17-2

145 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg) over Weston Borkovec (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:54

152 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg) over Quinton McDonald (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:25

160 - Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg) over Brayden Kozlowski (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:25

170 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

182 - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg) over Nick Trepanier (Oconto Falls) Dec 9-4

195 - Clayton Whiting (Oconto Falls) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

220 - Luke Gilbertson (Oconto Falls) over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg) Fall 1:26

285 - Mitchell Kallies (Oconto Falls) over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg) SV-1 8-6

106 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg) over Garrett Ganter (Oconto Falls) Maj 10-0

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg) over Landon Magnin (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:33

 

(results courtesy of trackwrestling.com)

Packers kick off postseason vs. 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers come into Green Bay ready to face the Packers in a Divisional Round Playoff game at Lambeau Field on Saturday night.

 

The Packers defense will be one of the important aspects in the game, seeing as the 49ers have 17 turnovers in the 7 losses they have this season. Green Bay finished with 26 takeaways, which was good enough to finish eighth in the NFL. If the Packers defense can generate turnovers, this game should belong to Green Bay. 

 

Green Bay also has to defend against the run, in games past with the 49ers the Packers have let QB Jimmy Garoppolo throw the ball under 10 times for the game, and have run all over the Green Bay defense. 

 

In short, the Green Bay offense will score it’s points especially with the 49ers having some key defensive players banged up. With that being said, if the defense can stop the run, and generate turnovers through the air they are more likely to escape with a victory.

Antetokounmpo scores 30 as Bucks top Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night in Eastern Conference play.

 

It was a good game throughout as Giannis and the Bucks outscored the Bulls in the first quarter but were outscored in the second frame to take a one point lead into the halftime break. That would again be the case in the second half with the Bucks outsourcing the Bulls in the 3rd quarter but getting outscored in the 4th. The Bucks would manage to hang on to take home a four point victory with a score of 94-90. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 30 for the Bucks, Khris Middleton had 16, Jrue Holiday had 13, and Bobby Portis chipped in 12. 

 

The Bucks turn right around face the Kings on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. 

Luxemburg-Casco falls to Fox Valley Lutheran on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans battled but could not overcome a hot-shooting Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes team Friday night in Luxemburg, falling 76-44.  Josiah Butler showed why he is considered one of the best players in the state, scoring 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half.

 

  The Foxes controlled the tempo of the game and took a 16 point lead into halftime with a 37-21 score.  The Foxes burned the Spartan 1-3-1 defense by hitting nine of their 15 three-pointers in the first half. 

 

Peyton Mrotek led the Spartans with 13 points and Jack Rollin and Owen Deprez added 8 points each, but it was not enough to take down the NEC leading, undefeated Foxes (10-0, 13-2 overall). 

 

 Luxemburg-Casco (4-6, 6-8 overall) will now play at Marinette on Monday.  

 

The next radio broadcast will be on Monday, January 31 when the Spartans host the Southern Door Eagles in a non-conference matchup.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

 

Second period catapults Gamblers past Steel

The Green Bay Gamblers used a big second period to beat the league-leading Chicago Steel 5-3 in Geneva, Ill. Friday night.

 

Down 1-0 after the first period, Cameron  Lund, Matt Deboer, and Damien Carfagna each scored goals in the second period to give the Gamblers a lead they would not surrender. The two teams traded goals in the third period with Sawyer Scholl and John Mittelstadt scoring the first and third goals of the period for the Gamblers. The Gamblers' defense may have been the biggest story of the night, limiting the high-flying Steel offense to just 20 shots. Aaron Randazzo picked up the win as he stopped 17 of those shots.

 

The Gamblers take their roadshow west as they settle in Dubuque for a single game Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. The Fighting Saints lost their matchup to Cedar Rapids 4-1.

Southern Door, Kewaunee wrestlers set to battle at Sheboygan North

The Southern Door wrestling team fresh off their duals against Oconto and Peshtigo head south on Saturday to battle a host of teams at Sheboygan North.

 

Other teams scheduled to participate in the tournament include Shoreland Lutheran, Oshkosh West, Germantown, Valders, Seymour, Campbellsport, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Greenfield, Kewaunee, Mishicot, New Holstein, Oconto Falls, Plymouth, Random Lake, Shawano Community, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan South, Two Rivers, Waukesha North and Xavier. Hayden Jeanquart has been leading the way for the Eagles in 2022, placing in each of their last two tournaments.

 

Wrestling is set to begin at 8 a.m.

First-half run sinks Eagles girls vs. Oconto on 104.1 WRLU

A 14-0 run to end the first half proved to be the difference in the Southern Door girls' basketball team's 71-56 Thursday.

 

The Blue Devils stuck with what worked in the two team's first match-up by forcing turnovers early in the Eagles' possessions and capitalizing on the opportunity. The Eagles stuck with the Blue Devils with Callie Miller and Paige Olson providing a spark on offense to get them to within four of the Packerland Conference leaders. The Blue Devils turned it on from there, shutting the Eagles down for the final three minutes while scoring the half's final 14 points.

 

The two teams played relatively even in the second half with the Blue Devils eventually stretching the lead to over before the Eagles were able to cut the deficit thanks to a big effort offensively from Ashlynn Delfosse. Olson and Delfosse led the Eagles with 11 points apiece while Kendra Shimon chipped in eight points. Addisyn Viestenz led all scorers with 23 points while Lianna Baxter added 15.

 

The Eagles' next game is against Peshtigo.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts Fox Valley Lutheran on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will host the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes in a North Eastern Conference game Friday night.  The Spartans (4-5, 6-7 overall) are coming off a big 61-60 overtime win over Waupaca Tuesday.  Fox Valley Lutheran (9-0, 12-2) is undefeated in the NEC and hammered Oconto Falls 76-40 Tuesday night on the road.

 

The Foxes are led by Josiah Butler who is averaging 24.5 points per game.  Spartan Peyton Mrotek, who is coming off a 30-point performance, leads Luxemburg-Casco in scoring with a 18.5 average.

   

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

Boys basketball preview: Door County teams hit the road

In addition to our broadcast of Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball on 96.7 WBDK, three Door County teams will hit the road on Friday night.


Southern Door will try to knock off state-ranked NEW Lutheran in Green BaySturgeon Bay will pay Kewaunee a visit, and Sevastopol travels to Oconto. All Packerland Conference games begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

The scheduled game between Algoma and Gibraltar has been postponed until February 3rd due COVID concerns within the Vikings program.

Girls' basketball round-up: Kewaunee throttles Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and L-C loses

In addition to last night's Southern Door/Oconto game broadcast on 104.1 WRLU Thursday night, three other games took place and Gibraltar prepares for their own game on Friday.

 

Sevastopol was edged out Peshtigo in overtime 39-34.

 

Kewaunee cruised past Algoma 60-13 after outscoring their Kewaunee County shoreline rivals 41-5 in the first half.

 

Luxemburg-Casco fell to Wrightstown on the road 56-35.

 

Sturgeon Bay came back from Green Bay empty-handed after losing to NEW Lutheran 67-38.

 

On Friday, Gibraltar will travel to Wabeno-Laona for a 6 p.m. tip.

Phoenix men become full against Detroit-Mercy

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team had its full roster and it showed in their 70-63 win over Detroit-Mercy Thursday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix led almost the entire game until the Titans' Antoine Davis hit a three-pointer to take the lead. In other games this season, that is when the Phoenix would have folded. Instead, Donovan Ivory led the comeback where his own three-pointer with just over six minutes left to put the Phoenix up for good. The sophomore transfer put up all 13 of his points in the second half while Cade Meyer led the Phoenix with 16 points. Davis led all scorers with 25 points in the loss for Detroit, which will have to wait until next year for its first win at Green Bay in a decade.

 

The Phoenix are back in action on Saturday when they play Oakland. The game has been moved to a noon start at the Kress Center due to the Packers game.

Phoenix women battle in-state rival COVID-19 Friday

An in-state grudge match was supposed to take place at the Kress Events Center Friday and the Klotsche Center Sunday, but COVID-19 had other ideas.

 

Green Bay and Milwaukee have called off their home-and-home set this weekend due to COVID-19 protocols within the Panthers program. The Phoenix will try to find a new opponent and while the Panthers will look to declare the game a no-contest.

 

It is nothing new for the Phoenix, who have played just twice since a December 20th win against Central Michigan. This marks games six and seven that have been impacted due to COVID-19 within their own program and others. Barring more issues with COVID-19, the Phoenix will play next weekend at Wright State and Northern Kentucky and host their first home games in over a month on February 3rd against Youngstown State. 

Bucks set to face injury stricken Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks are getting set to host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in Eastern Conference play. 

 

The Bucks are coming off of a 12 point victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday and are looking to stay in the win column in their second game of a three game homestand. The Bulls are coming off of a 11 point loss to the Cavaliers, and will be without PG Lonzo Ball due to a meniscus tear in his knee, as well as G Zach Lavine who is also nursing a knee injury.

 

Giannis has once again been great for the Bucks this season averaging 28.6 points per game, and Grayson Allen has been making his presence felt shooting 39% from beyond the arc while averaging 12 points per game on 2.7 made 3’s per game. On the other side of the ball Demar DeRozan has stepped up in the absence of Ball and Lavine and is averaging 25.7 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee

Southern Door sweeps duals against Peshtigo, Oconto

In round 1 we started out at 195 with Riley Phillips receiving a forfeit and then jumped right into a great match at 220 with Brodie Overbeck vs Connor Thomas.  Thomas is currently ranked #8 in Division II. Brodie earned a nice take down in the first and took a 2-0 lead into the second period.  After giving up an escape in the second Brodie held a 2-1 lead going into the third with choice.  He then earned an escape to go up 3-1.  With about a minute left Brodie gave up a takedown to tie the score at 3-3.  He then earned an escape with about 30 seconds remaining but gave up a stalling point to send the match into OT at 4-4.    In OT Brodie shot a double but was caught under and gave up the deciding takedown.  Probably one of the best-contested matches of Brodie's season but not the finish the Eagle Fans were looking for.

 

Another exciting match came at 138 with two young freshmen.  Lucas Conard earned a first-period TD but gave up an escape to take a 2-1 lead into the second period. Lucas then gave up a reversal but earned an escape to head to the third tied 3-3 with choice.  Lucas took the bottom and earned an escape and a TD to go up 6-3 but then gave up an escape cutting his lead to 6-4.  Both wrestlers were close to several TD's but Lucas held on for the decision.

 

Round 1 results

195 Riley Phillips SD received a FFT

220 Connor Thomas Pesh. by decision over Brodie Overbeck SD 6-4 OT

285 Dbl FFT

106 Ethan Suennen Pesh. by medical default over Lucas Kallin SD

113 Cameron Ambrosius SD received a FFT

120 Brendan Conn Pesh by fall over Spencer Slezewski SD 1:17

126 Reese Yunk Pesh by fall over Wyatt Wilke SD 1:31

132 Ethan Brissette Pesh by decision over Trevor Englebert 5-0

138 Lucas Conard SD by decision over Jessie Haines Pesh 6-4

145 Thomas Grosbeier SD by fall over Malakai Yakel Pesh 1:15

152 Thoms Jackson SD by fall over Caleb Klimek Pesh 3:36

160 Zack Lynch SD received a FFT

170 Hayden Jeanquart SD received a FFT

182 Jonas Jandrin SD received a FFT

Final score SD 45 and Peshtigo 24

 

Round 2 started at 220.  Brodie started out with a quick pin, the guys dominated from there, and Riley finished the night with a pin.  

 

Round 2 Results

220 Brodie Overbeck SD won by fall over Seth Miller Oconto 0:34

285 Dbl FFT

106 Dbl FFT

113 Charlie Jordan Oconto received a bye

120 Spencer Slezewski SD won by major decision over Tyler Beekman Oconto 12-1

126 Wyatt Wilke SD won by fall over Angel Jordan Oconto 2:07

132 Trevor Englebert SD won by fall over Ethan Wusterbarth Oconto 3:40

138 Lucas Conard SD won by fall over Kyleigh Beekman Oconto 2:58

145 Thomas Grosbeier SD won by fall over Miguel Vargas Oconto 5:26

152 Devon Bostwick Oconto won by fall over Thomas Jackson SD 5:43

160 Hadyen Jeanquart SD won by fall over Dominic Caylor Oconto 3:38

170 Zack Lynch SD won by fall over Kyle Bowman Oconto 5:25

182 Jonas Jandrin SD received a FFT

195 Riley Phillips SD won by fall over Owen Hansen Oconto 3:57

Final score SD 58 and Oconto 12

 

Proud of the guys' effort tonight in both matches.  We looked better in neutral and worked a lot of different techniques on top making pinning a focus.  We also looked better on the bottom but needed several attempts to score.  A few common mistakes tonight but mostly just small corrections.  Lucas Kallin at 106 was a little dinged up in the first dual and sat out the second but should be better for Saturday.

 

Next up for the Eagles is the Herb Tyler invite at Sheboygan North on Saturday.  Another tough 16 team tournament with tough teams from all divisions.  We'll see some familiar opponents that should give us a gauge as to how we are improving and some teams we haven't seen but will in the tournament run.

 

Photo by Kevin Slezewski

Gamblers get another crack at Chicago Friday

The Green Bay Gamblers get an opportunity to take an advantage in their season series advantage in Geneva, Ill. Friday when they travel to take on the Chicago Steel. 

 

The Gamblers and the Steel have split their last four matchups with the Gamblers taking the last one 6-5 in overtime. Head coach Pat Mikesch is proud of how his team has performed against the league's top team with 46 points and four of the USHL's top scorers. The Gamblers were able to score four points of their own last weekend with an impressive 6-3 win over the Team USA U-18 squad before a pair of overtime losses to second-place Muskegon.

 

Friday's game begins at 7 p.m.

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol travel for wrestling duals

It will be a Packerland round-robin of sorts when Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol travel to Oconto for a quadrangular meet.

 

The Clippineers and the Eagles will not wrestle each other at the meet, saving their conference matchup for February 3rd at Sturgeon Bay High School.  The Eagles are coming off a ninth-place finish at Cutler Classic that saw Hayden Jeanquart take third place and Trevor Engebert and Thomas Grosbeier capture fifth place. At the same tournament, Ben Roman took third place for the Clippineers while Zak Wrobel finished in 6th place.

 

The Bulldogs took fourth in their own tournament last weekend with Ethan Suennen, Brenden Conn, Reese Yunke, and Connor Thomas taking their brackets. The Blue Devils last wrestled in a dual against Menominee (MI).

 

The first dual is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. followed by the second at 8 p.m.

Girls' basketball preview: Southern Door battles Oconto on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles girls' basketball team will be featured over the airwaves of the NEW Radio Sports Network on Thursday night.

 

The Eagles have split their last eight games, including a 58-53 overtime win over NEW Lutheran in its last game on Saturday. That game had some thrilling moments, but none more than Payton Gilbertson tying it with a three-pointer as time was expiring to force the extra period. Kendra Shimon leads the team in scoring and rebounding at about 12 points and 10 rebounds per game,

 

The Blue Devils have yet to lose this season with a perfect 15-0 record overall and an 8-0 mark in the Packerland Conference. Their last win was an out-of-conference blowout win over Suring 78-38. The Blue Devils are led by Lianna Baxter, who is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds per game.

 

The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

Other girls' basketball games that are scheduled for Thursday include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Wrightstown, Sevastopol hosting PeshtigoSturgeon Bay traveling to NEW Lutheran, and Kewaunee playing at Algoma.

Phoenix men welcome Detroit Mercy

The Green Bay Phoenix men continue their homestand Thursday night when they welcome Detroit Mercy to the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix should be in better shape roster wise this week after health and safety protocols trimmed their team to just seven players for a squad that rotates a few more players than that. They were able to beat IUPUI on Thursday, but ran tired in its lost against UIC.

 

The Titans have lost their last two conference games by a combined four points after jumping out to a 3-0 start in the Horizon League with wins over  IUPUI (69-45), UIC (64-56), and Milwaukee (85-60). The two teams did not meet earlier this year when the Phoenix were dealing with COVID-19 issues within the program.

 

Thursday's game begins at 7 p.m.

Voyageurs sail away?

Green Bay soccer fans may be up a creek without a paddle when it comes to supporting a local team.

 

The Green Bay Voyageurs were excluded from a team announcement on the USL League Two Twitter feed on Wednesday featuring Central Conference teams. The Heartland Division, where the Voyageurs had played the last two seasons, is the only one with an uneven number of teams. The tweet sparked conversation among supporters of the team wondering about the fate of their club.

 

Wisconsin Soccer Central tweeted that sources have not heard the organization inquiring about joining other leagues and that its Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia would be making an announcement about the team's future next week. 

 

 

The Voyageurs played at Capital Credit Union Park two of the last three seasons with the 2020 pandemic riddled year the only exception.

 

Boys' basketball roundup; Clippers, Wolves, Storm, Spartans earn area wins, Eagles, Vikings, and Pioneers fall short.

A handful of area boys’ basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night, below is a look at the results of those matchups:

 

Sturgeon Bay outlasted Gibraltar in a Packerland thriller. 

 

Algoma cruised past Stockbridge in non conference play. 

 

Storm earned a close win over Southern Door. 

 

Sevastopol dropped their ninth straight to N.E.W Lutheran. 


Luxemburg-Casco topped Waupaca in a regulation showdown.

Gamblers' Carfagna scores game-winner in All-Star Game

A representative from the Green Bay Gamblers was responsible for a big exclamation mark during the 2022 Bio-Steel All American Game on Monday.

 

With just over two minutes remaining in overtime, Gambler defensemen Damien Carfagna scored the game-winner to complete the 4-3 comeback for Team Blue. The game acted as the USHL's All-Star game featuring the top 44 American-born, draft-eligible players in the country.  The Gamblers' Nicholas VanTassell and Cameron Lund also participated in the game. 

 

After going 1-0-2 last weekend, the Gambler's road trip continues this weekend at Chicago and Dubuque this Friday and Saturday respectively.

 

Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Gamblers

 

 

 

Boys' basketball action: Games on 96.7 WBDK, 104.1 WRLU, 105.1 The GOAT Tuesday night

Four local teams will be featured on the NEW Radio Sports Network Tuesday night as boys' basketball returns to action.

 

On 104.1 WRLU, the Southern Door boys' basketball team looks for its fifth straight win on Tuesday night when they battle Kewaunee at home. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

The Eagles' last opponent Gibraltar will make the trip south to battle Sturgeon Bay on 105.1 The GOAT. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will host the Waupaca Comets in a North Eastern Conference game on 96.7 WBDK. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.

 

Other local games of note include Sevastopol hosting NEW Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. and Algoma traveling to Stockbridge for a 5:45 p.m. tip.

 

Green Bay Glory prepares for upcoming season

The Green Bay Glory took another step towards their inaugural year in the USL W League with another round of tryouts last week.

 

The Glory hosted their third and final round of tryouts last week with over a dozen women participating. The team features the highest level of amateur competition to the top female soccer players in Green Bay and surrounding areas.

 

The 2022 schedule is still in the process of being set with 30 teams chartered for the inaugural USL W League, which will kickoff in May.

 

Pictures courtesy of Colburn Creative and Green Bay Glory

 

 

Packers to take on 49ers on Saturday night

Monday Night Football means nothing for the Green Bay Packers.

 

The San Francisco 49ers were able to hold on against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday 23-17, sending them to Lambeau Field on Saturday for its game against the Green Bay Packers. The NFL later announced the game would take place at 7:15 p.m.

 

The 49ers have had the upper hand on the Packers in recent playoff history. In 2019, Jimmy Garoppolo only threw the ball three times but Raheem Mostert ran for 220 yards as the 49ers won 37-20. Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a pair of playoff wins earlier in the decade, compiling approximately 800 yards of total offense in the process. The last playoff win for the Packers against the 49ers was a Brett Favre-led 25-15 win in 2001 at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers have won the last two games in the series, including a 30-28 victory in San Francisco earlier this season.

Gamblers drop second straight overtime game

For a second straight game, the Green Bay Gamblers saw their hopes for two points dashed in an extra period as they fell to the Muskegon Lumberjacks 2-1 in overtime Sunday.

 

Brody Lamb scored the first and only goal of the game for the Gamblers just four minutes into the game only to be matched by the Lumberjacks' Philip Tresca five minutes later. Quinn Hutson scored the game-winner in overtime with just over a minute remaining.

 

Aaron Randazzo sparkled in the net Sunday, stopping 38 of the 40 shots he faced. 

Green Bay/Oakland game likely to get moved

UPDATE: It has indeed been moved.

 

 

 

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball game on Saturday against Oakland will likely not take place as currently scheduled.

 

Their matchup against the Golden Grizzlies is on the calendar as a 6 p.m. tip at the Resch Center. An hour later, the Packers are now scheduled to take on the 49ers a block away from Lambeau Field. 

 

Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press-Gazette tweeted on Sunday that head coach Will Ryan says the game would be moved if the game was played on Saturday that their matchup would not only go to a much earlier noon tip, but also to the Kress Events Center.

 

The Green Bay Athletics Department has made such concessions in the past, including a 2015 matchup against Minnesota Duluth to avoid a Packers/Vikings night game.

Bucks drop Eastern Conference matchup to Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks were not able to contain the Toronto Raptors as they overcame a 15 point deficit to defeat Milwaukee 103-96. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 30 points and was 17/17 from the free throw line. Grayson Allen was the next highest scorer with 18 points, and Khris Middleton added 16. 

 

The Raptors got a big game out of their superstar with Pascal Siakam posting his second career triple double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

 

The Bucks will next take on the Hawks on Sunday with tip set for 5:00 p.m.

Gamblers let first game in Muskegon slip away

The Green Bay Gamblers scored the game's first three goals only to see that lead disappear into a 4-3 overtime loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks Saturday night.

 

Ryan Greene and Sawyer Scholl scored their two goals within two minutes of each other to stake the Gamblers to a 2-0 lead. Jackson Hallum would score 12 seconds into the second period, but it was all Lumberjacks after that as they would score two goals in the second period before tying it up in the third period. Jack Williams' second goal of the night was the fatal blow that sent the Gamblers back to their hotel with only one of the two points they were looking for.

 

They will have another opportunity Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. when they play the Lumberjacks for the second time this weekend.

Phoenix flame out against UIC

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team was short-handed for a second night but did not fare well against UIC in its 80-63 loss Saturday evening at the Resch.

 

Kamari McGee turned in yet another strong performance with 23 points while fellow freshman Cade Meyer chipped in 15. It was not going to be enough from the get-go however as the Flames started out hot from the field, jumping out to a 15-5 lead less than six minutes into the game. They would later stretch that lead to 22 points, only to have the Phoenix cut it to 12 points with 12:23 to go. A 10-0 run by the Flames ended hope for the Phoenix, giving their visitors from Chicago their last laugh in Green Bay before they depart the Horizon League for the Missouri Valley Conference.

 

The Phoenix will host Detroit Mercy on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Oakland at 6 p.m. on Saturday next weekend. 

Bucks look to stay hot vs. Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference play on Saturday night. 

 

The Bucks come in posting a record of 27-17, while the Raptors are 20-18. The Bucks are 14-7 this season at home, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a triple double in his last game against the Warriors, and is looking to lead the Bucks to another win. Giannis is also leading the team in rebounds while point guard Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists. 

 

The Raptors are led by Fred VanVleet who is averaging 22 points per game, and Scottie Barnes who is averaging 8 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 5:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Wrestling preview: Door County teams head to New London

Door County's wrestling teams will hit the mat this weekend in New London on Saturday.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will join the likes of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh North, Appleton East, Menasha, Berlin, Coleman, De Pere, Dodgeland, Random Lake, Laona-Wabeno, Waupaca, Weyauwega Fremont, and Green Lake/Princeton when wrestling starts 9:30 a.m. Both teams had a pair of wrestlers medal last weekend at their respective tournaments.

 

Kewaunee is scheduled to wrestle at Stevens Point, but they have been in virtual learning since Wednesday, prompting cancellations across its other sports. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco swept Coleman (38-31) and Little Chute (70-12) in a triple dual on Thursday.

 

Picture provided by Southern Door Wrestling

Phoenix men look to build off win versus UIC

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team could get their second win of the weekend and the fourth of the season on Saturday when UIC visits the Resch Center Saturday.

 

The team only had seven players available on Thursday, but it was enough to beat IUPUI 69-54. Donovan Ivory returned to the line-up to score 19 points off the bench to lead all Phoenix scorers with Randy Tucker scoring 17 and Kamari McGee adding 12 fresh off his Horizon League Freshman of the Week win. It was the first time the Phoenix had tasted victory since it beat Robert Morris in December.

 

The Flames came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to stun Milwaukee 81-77 Thursday thanks to 28 points from Kevin Johnson.

 

Tip is set for 6 p.m.

Deuces wild in Gamblers win over Team USA, Muskegon next

The Green Bay Gamblers scored two goals in each period to get past the Team USA U-18 squad 6-3 in Michigan.

 

Team USA struck first in the first period, only to have four unanswered goals scored by the Gamblers' Ryan Greene and John Mittelstadt in the first and Cameron Lund and Carter Batchelder in the second.

 

Team USA would narrow that lead in third with a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes. The Gamblers would build their lead up again with Nicholas VanTassell answering Cooley's goal 30 seconds later and Alex Servagno scoring the empty netter. Aaron Randazzo marked his return to the lineup with 28 saves on 31 shots faced.

 

The Gamblers will now turn their attention to Muskegon, who beat the U-17 squad for Team USA 7-2. Puck drop is set for 6:10 p.m.

 

 

Southern Door engineers comeback against Gibraltar on 105.1 The GOAT

In a game of runs, the Southern Door Eagles' boys' basketball team had the final one in its 60-53 victory over Gibraltar Friday night in Fish Creek.

 

The Eagles jumped ahead early, scoring the game's first eight points and stretching the lead out to 10 points for much of the half despite the Vikings battling back to make it a two-possession game several times. Jake Schar knocked down a pair of threes to help the Vikings close the gap to just a two-point deficit at half. The Vikings changed up their defense in the second half and their offense took advantage, scoring the first six points of the second half and they would lead by as many as seven points in the second half. A corner three by Jack Peterson swung the momentum back in favor of the Eagles as Nic Pierre would hit a pair of threes that would put the Eagles ahead for good.

 

The Eagles used a short bench against the Vikings led by Pierre's 19 points and 14 from Drew Daoust. Logan Jeanquart chipped in 10 points of his own in the victory. The Vikings' Jake Schar and Will Friedenfels each got 12 points in the loss. The conference's leading scorer, Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg, was held to just four points as he had to facilitate the offense in other ways thanks to the Eagles' smothering defense.

 

Southern Door will play at home against Kewaunee on 104.1 WRLU and Gibraltar will play at Sturgeon Bay on 105.1 The GOAT for a pair of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday tips. 

 

 

 

In other local boys' basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco cruised past Wrightstown 60-39 and Sturgeon Bay sailed past Algoma 64-46.

Gamblers begin Michigan swing with Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers will start their three-day visit to Michigan battling the country's best in Team USA.

 

The Gamblers split their last two games against the Chicago Steel last weekend at the Resch Center. Jarod Crespo knocked in the game-winner in overtime to lead the Gamblers to the 6-5 victory. Team USA is 2-1 in the month of January, sweeping their hosts in Dubuque 4-2 and 6-5 last weekend.

 

The puck drop is set for 6:05 p.m. The Gamblers will play its other two games against Muskegon on Saturday and Sunday.

Gibraltar boys look for bounceback game against Southern Door on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys basketball team will jump back into Packerland Conference play Friday night when Southern Door visits Fish Creek.

 

The Vikings left the state after securing the 92-44 victory last Saturday on the road against Sevastopol. The double-overtime contest saw Jake Schar score 18 points and Sam Lindenberg add 15 points, but Menominee forced 13 turnovers off of steals alone to sneak past the Vikings 58-54. 

 

The Eagles come into the contest almost a week removed from their 59-46 victory over Algoma on Saturday. Drew Daoust leads the Eagles with almost 18 points a game while Jared Hawkey is nearly averaging a double-double a game with 10 points and eight rebounds a contest.

 

Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other boys' basketball games occurring Friday night include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Wrightstown for a  7 p.m. tip on 96.7 WBDK and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Algoma for a 7:30 p.m. game. The scheduled Sevastopol/Kewaunee game has been called off. 

Bucks get big win over Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks were able to beat one of the better teams in the NBA on Thursday night by beating the Golden State Warriors 118-99. 

 

The Bucks got off to a hot start and never trailed as they took a 77-38 lead into the halftime break. Despite being outscored in both second half quarters the Bucks were able to put up enough points of their own to win by 19. Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple double with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Khris Middleton added 23 points, Bobby Portis scored 20, and Grayson Allen had 15 for the Bucks. 

 

The Warriors were led by Andrew Wiggins with 16 points, while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were held to 12 and 11 points respectively. 

 

The Bucks will be in action again on Saturday as they host the Toronto Raptors with tip set for 5:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Green Bay women's basketball out on COVID-19 protocols

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team will see its season come to a temporary halt this weekend due to COVID-19 protocols within the program. 

 

Senior Meghan Pingel was the first player to have to sit out the last seven days when COVID protocols kept her out of the lineup in the Phoenix's blowout victory over UIC. The impact of the virus spread within the program, forcing them to cancel their weekend games against Cleveland State and IPFW.

 

It marks the fourth and fifth games canceled for the Phoenix this season because of COVID-19 protocols, but it makes the first time it was because of their program. Chicago State, Detroit Mercy, and Oakland also had their games against the Phoenix canceled. The Phoenix picked up a forfeit against Detroit while its matchup against Oakland was declared a no-contest. The Phoenix have sought a similar designation for their scheduled games against the Mastodons and Vikings.

 

The Phoenix has not played a home game since its victory over Central Michigan on December 20th and now it will not play one until January 21st when they host in-state rival Milwaukee.

 

This does not affect the status of the men's program, which missed games earlier this month due its own COVID issues. They will still host IUPUI Thursday night at the Resch Center and Saturday against UIC.

Bucks set to host Golden State Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks will host a Western Conference opponent in the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. 

 

Two of the league's premier scorers are set to face off in this matchup with Golden State Warriors G Stephen Curry, and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis is third in the NBA averaging 28 points per game, while Curry ranks sixth averaging 26 points per game. 

 

The Bucks are looking to get back in the win column after dropping a pair of games out in Charlotte to the Hornets. The Warriors are coming off of a battle with the Memphis Grizzlies losing that game by 8. 

 

Both teams are 6-4 in their last ten games, and both teams have injuries to significant players, but the Bucks come into this matchup with a little more depth on their bench compared to that of the Warriors. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee

Phoenix men host IUPUI

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team returns to action Thursday night when they host IUPUI at the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix have not played since they lost to Milwaukee last Wednesday at the Resch Center. COVID protocols stopped them from making their trip to Detroit last weekend. Kamari McGee scored 22 points in that matchup against the Panthers, which was good enough to earn him Freshman of the Week honors despite not playing the other two games of the weekend.

 

The Jaguars beat Spalding University on November 23rd for their only win of the season. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Door County United hits Two Rivers pool

The Door County United swim team will hit the pool again Thursday night when they swim against the host school and Plymouth.

 

The team took third at the Sheboygan North Raider Relays on Saturday, finishing behind the host school and Manitowoc Lincoln. The 200M Breaststroke relay team of Drew Rass, Brandon Neubauer, Logan Filar, Jacob Norton took first place while the 200 Individual Medley relay team of Race Kasten, Drew Rass, James Pollock, Logan Filar, the 200 Freestyle team of Cole Rass, Cole Albertson, Drew Rass, Jacob Norton, 800 Freestyle Relay team of Ethan Almstedt, Logan Filar, Tristan Brilla, James Pollock, and the 400 Individual Medley relay team of Ethan Almstedt, Logan Filar, Tristan Brilla, James Pollock took second. 

 

The first event is set to begin at 6 p.m.

Girls' basketball preview: Sturgeon Bay plays host, Gibraltar, and L-C hit the road

Three area teams will hit the hardwood Thursday night in girls' basketball action.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will build off its win Tuesday night against Algoma when it travels to Oconto Falls for a 7 p.m. tip.

 

In Packerland Conference action, Sturgeon Bay will host a non-conference game at 7:30 p.m. against Green Bay East while Gibraltar travels to visit Peshtigo. 

 

Kewaunee's game against Menasha has been canceled after the district announced it would go into virtual learning beginning on Thursday. 

Wrestling preview: SD/Kewaunee postponed, L-C hosts state-ranked Coleman

Two of the state's top teams will be in Luxemburg Thursday night to highlight the area's wrestling action.

 

Division 2 #2 Luxemburg-Casco hosts Division 3's top-ranked Coleman and NEC rival Little Chute for a triple dual beginning at an earlier time of 5 p.m.

 

Southern Door and Kewaunee will not wrestle as scheduled due to Kewaunee School District's entrance into virtual learning. The Storm will likely miss its tournament at Stevens Point and the Eagles will have to wait until Saturday to wrestle again. That will be at New London in an invitational that will also feature Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol. 

 

 

Tuesday boys' basketball roundup; Clippers, Vikings, Pioneers, and Spartans drop matchups, Storm get lone win of the night

Below is a look at the area boys basketball games that took place on Tuesday night. 

 

Chilton 55 - Sturgeon Bay 49

 

*Sturgeon Bay - Isaak Aune 14, Spencer Hubbard 7, Gannon Evers 7*


 

Gibraltar 54 - Menominee MI 58

*Gibraltar - Jake Schar 18, Sam Lindenberg 15, Will Friedenfels 11*
 

Sevastopol 34 - Reedsville 76 

*Sevastopol - Carter Bieri 15*
 

Luxemburg-Casco 45 - Denmark 72 


 

Kewaunee 77 - Shiocton 54

 

Tuesday girls' basketball roundup; Spartans top Wolves; Pioneers, Storm, Clippers gain conference wins

Below is a look at the area girls basketball games that took place on Tuesday night. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco 46 - Algoma 38

 

*LC - Thiry 13, Hanmann 12, Wech 11*

*Algoma - Zimmerman 13, Panger 12*


 

Sevastopol 65 - N.E.W Lutheran/Prov. Acad. 47

 

*Sevastopol - Bailey Rikkola 19, Libby Ash 15, Sammy Differt 10*


 

Kewaunee 78 - Southern Door 35

*Southern Door - Payton Gilbertson 11*


 

Sturgeon Bay 51 - Gibraltar 47

*Sturgeon Bay - Rass 14*

*Gibraltar - Schar 16, Lecy 11*

Luxemburg-Casco girls tops Algoma on 96.7 WBDK

On a special evening at the Luxemburg-Casco High School Tuesday, the Lady Spartans of Luxemburg-Casco prevailed over a determined Algoma Wolves team 46-38 in non-conference girls’ basketball. 

 

The game started slowly as Algoma led 2-0 in the first three minutes, only to see Luxemburg-Casco score seven straight points to take a 7-2 lead.  The Wolves responded with five straight to tie it up and set the stage for a see-saw affair all night long.

Both teams battled turnovers forced by full-court pressure but managed to be tied at 18-18 with one minute left in the half when the Wolves scored five straight to go into intermission with a 23-18 lead.

 

In the second half, the Spartans and Wolves fought hard and the game stayed close until the final three minutes.  Key free throws by Maggie Hanmann and a clutch three-pointer by Gabriele Wech sealed the game for the Spartans.

Taylor Thiry led the Spartans with 13 points, while Hanmann added 12 and Wech chipped in 11.

 

Algoma was led by Ryley Zimmerman with 13 points and Halle Panger’s 12 points before she fouled out. 

 

The game featured Algoma Coach Mark Zastrow coaching against his former star player Taylor Braedel-Schmidt.  It was also the first time Algoma and L-C played against each other since 2014. 

 

An emotional halftime program called “Take Down Cancer” had both teams remain on the court as the communities of Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco came together to help raise awareness and funds to families fighting cancer.  Names of people impacted by cancer were read and over $2500 was raised during a one-minute fundraiser in the stands.

 

The next broadcast on 96.7FM WBDK and New Radio Sports Network will be on Friday night as the Luxemburg-Casco boys host the Wrightstown Tigers.  Matt Pielser and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:35 with tip-off shortly after 7 pm. 

 

 

Bucks drop second straight to Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks will be returning home after losing 2 straight to the Charlotte Hornets. 

 

Milwaukee was firing on all cylinders to open the game, but that soon faded as the Bucks went into an offensive dry spell and trailed 28-19 at the end of the first quarter. Milwaukee was able to claw their way back into the game taking a 1 point lead into the halftime break. The third quarter was all Hornets as the offense couldn’t be stopped on their way to taking a 83-74 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bucks held the Hornets to only 19 points in the final quarter, however the Bucks themselves were not productive offensively and it was not enough as they would drop the game by a score of 103-99. 

 

The Bucks turned the ball over 20 times over the course of the game which the Hornets turned into 15 points off of turnovers. 

 

The Bucks will look to get back into the win column as they host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. 

Bucks set to face off with Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks are set to rematch their game on Saturday January 8th against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday from the Spectrum Center. 

 

The Hornets beat the Bucks on Saturday by a score of 114-106 to improve their record to 21-19, while the Bucks have lost 3 of their last 4 and moved to 26-16  which currently puts them fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bucks and Hornets have already faced twice this year with each team winning one of the matchups, both will look to win the third game of a four game season series on Monday night. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the Bucks averaging a double-double with 28 points per game to go along with 11 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Spectrum Center.

Packers health improving for playoff stretch

The Green Bay Packers have dealt with injuries to significant players all season long. This past week against the Lions fans got to see the return of LT David Bakhtiari and C Josh Meyers, two key pieces to the offensive line. The good news keeps coming for Green Bay fans as Jaire Alexander was activated off the Injury Reserve and practiced last week. Alexander is expected to play in the first playoff game in two weeks. If that isn’t good enough news, star pass rusher Za’Darius Smith who has been out since late September because of back surgery has officially been cleared and he will be able to return to the practice field this week, meaning Green Bay would have Smith for the start of the playoffs. 

 

Taking a quick look around the rest of the NFC North Division. The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace and the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman.  

 

The Packers' first playoff game will take place in two weeks at Lambeau Field with the opponent and time to be determined.

High school basketball round-up: Busy night for Packerland

Boys and girls' basketball teams will hit the hardwood Tuesday night for games.

 

In girls' basketball action, Sevastopol looks to take their winning ways on the road when they play NEW Lutheran for an early 6 p.m. tip. Luxemburg-Casco and Algoma will battle each other and cancer in Luxemburg for a special cross-county rivalry game to be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK at 7 p.m. Kewaunee will try to bounce back from its loss to Sevastopol when it hosts Southern Door. Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar will battle for their first conference win of the season when the two sides meet in Fish Creek. Those games begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

In boys' basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco visits NEC rival Denmark for a 7 p.m. tip. At 6:30 p.m., Gibraltar crosses state lines to battle Menominee and Sturgeon Bay hosts Chilton. Games with 7:15 p.m. tips include Sevastopol visiting Reedsville and Kewaunee traveling to Shiocton.  

Luxemburg-Casco girls battle Algoma on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls basketball team will host the Algoma Wolves Tuesday night in a non-conference matchup.  The Spartans (4-4, 4-7 overall) of the North Eastern Conference lost at Ashwaubenon 61-30 on Monday , while Algoma is coming off a 54-32 victory last Friday against Sturgeon Bay in Packerland Conference play.  Taylor Thiry and Lauren Adams lead the Spartans in scoring averaging 17.6 and 13.4 points per game, respectively.  Algoma is led by Ryley Zimmerman who is scoring 10.8 points per game.  The game will be broadcast on 96.7 FM  WBDK and streamed on New Radio Sports Network.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 6:30 pm with the pregame show with tip off scheduled for 7 pm. 

 

(photo courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Girls Basketball Facebook)

Badgers narrowly escape Terrapins

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Maryland on Sunday to take on the Maryland Terrapins in Big Ten Conference play. 

 

The Badgers had to hold off the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday night despite getting out to a 21 point lead during the game. The Badgers did manage to beat the Terrapins 70-69 to extend their current winning streak to 5 games. Tyler Wahl scored a career high 21 points, while Johnny Davis added 19. 

 

The Terps were led by Eric Ayala who scored 19 points with all of those points being scored in the second half. 

 

Wisconsin will now face #13 Ohio State who beat Wisconsin the first time around. Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Kohl Center in Madison.

Packers fall to Lions in regular season finale

The Green Bay Packers faced off against the Detroit Lions on Sunday January 9th in the last regular season game of the season. 

 

The Packers would get out to a hot start early with Aaron Rodgers finding Allen Lazard for a touchdown to put the Packers up 7-0. The Lions would answer that score by going into their bag of tricks to dial up a trick play to Kalif Raymond for the score to tie the game at 7. The Lions would pull ahead in the 2nd quarter with a touchdown to Amon Ra St. Brown to make it 14-7. The Packers would close that gap with Aaron Rodgers finding Lazard for his second touchdown of the game, but Mason Crosby would miss the extra point to make the score 14-13. The Lions would pick up a field goal shortly before half and take a 17-13 lead into the halftime break. 

 

The Lions would then extend their lead by scoring the first touchdown out of the half to make it 24-13. The Packers would work their way back into the game with their second unit, eventually taking a 30-27 lead. However, a couple turnovers would put to bed any opportunity the Packers had to win, and they would end up losing by a score of 37-30. 

 

The NFL Playoff will begin next week and the Packers will open the first round with a bye. They will then play the following weekend against the lowest remaining seed of the teams that advance on the first weekend of the playoffs.

L-C girls open week at Ashwaubenon

The Luxemburg-Casco girls' basketball team will open their week with a make-up game.

 

The Spartans travel to Ashwaubenon Monday to make up its game from last month. Lauren Adams poured in 20 points and Taylor Thiry added 16 in the Spartans' 58-31 win over Marinette on Friday. That snapped a two-game losing streak for the Spartans.

 

The Jaguars have been a streaky team so far this season, but have won their last four games this year after beating Green Bay Preble 50-32 on Friday. Balanced scoring is the name of the game for the Jaguars with three players averaging at least seven points a game.

 

The opening tip is set for 7 p.m. 

 

Picture from Luxemburg-Casco Girls Basketball Facebook Page

Wrestling round-up: Southern Door, SBS place two apiece

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestlers brought home some extra hardware this weekend from their respective tournaments this weekend.

 

Ben Roman (285) and Zak Wrobel (182) captured silver at the Manawa Invitational while the team took ninth overall.

 

Hayden Jeanquart took second at 170 pounds and Brodie Overbeck took third at 285 to lead Southern Door to a strong finish at the Rocket Scramble.

 

Kewaunee competed in a trio of dual meets on Saturday. The Storm toppled Green Bay Preble 38-27 and Clintonville 48-3 before falling to Oconto Falls 42-24.

 

Photo from SBS wrestling Facebook page

Badgers look to stay hot vs. Terrapins

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to Maryland to take on the Terrapins in Big Ten Conference play. 

 

The Wisconsin Badgers have been red hot as of late winning 4 of their last 5, with those 4 wins all coming consecutively. Wisconsin was able to knock off the number three team in the county in Purdue last Monday, and followed that with a win over a very good Iowa Hawkeyes team on Thursday night. Johnny Davis has been the only spark the Badgers have needed as he is currently leading the team in points, rebounds, and assists. Davis is averaging 22 points per game and has put himself in the conversation for not only the player of the year award, but to also potentially be a lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft if he were to decide to declare. Davis is currently projected to be selected with the 5th pick in the first round. 

 

As for Maryland, they are looking to avoid their third straight loss and are being led by Eric Ayala who is averaging 15 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. from the XFINITY Center.

Gamblers win in OT on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers earned a split with the Chicago Steel with an overtime win on Saturday night at the Resch Center. 

 

The Chicago Steel got out to an early lead netting the first goal of the game, however the Gamblers would make a run of their own and net the next three straight goals making it 3-1 at the end of the first period. Both teams scored twice in the second period making it a 5-3 match going into the 3rd period. The Steel would end up tying the game in the final period and send the game into overtime. The Gamblers were able to score a goal in just two minutes of overtime play to win the thrilling matchup by a final score of 6-5. 

 

Gambler Goal Scorers: Jackson Hallum, Cameron Lund, Brody Lamb, Owen Murray, Ryan Greene and Jarod Crespo. 

 

Gambler Goal Assists: Kent Anderson (3), Jackson Hallum, Ryan Greene, Jarod Crespo, Damien Carfagna, Matt Deboer, and Sawyer Scholl. 

 

The Gamblers will now travel to take on Team USA on Friday January 14th at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Packers face Lions in regular season finale

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in what will be the last regular season game of the 2021-22 season. 

 

The Packers are coming off of a rather easy win against the Minnesota Vikings in week 17 and have already clinched the number 1 seed in the NFC for the playoffs. There has been speculation of the Packers potentially resting starters but head coach Matt LaFleur, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Davante Adams have made it clear that we will see a little bit of the Packers starters in week 18. Green Bay beat Detroit by 18 earlier this year and has won the last 5 consecutive meetings against the Lions. With a win on Sunday Matt LaFleur would move his record to 40-9 in his first 3 seasons in Green Bay. 

 

Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday January 9th from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

Saturday girls' Packerland basketball roundup; Vikings lose, Pioneers get win

The Gibraltar Viking and the Sevastopol Pioneer girls’ varsity basketball teams were in action on Saturday afternoon. Below is a look at the final scores from each game:


 

Gibraltar 40 - Cedar Grove-Belgium 75

*Andie Schar 12, Mikala Gorham 10*

 

Sevastopol 44 - Marinette 41 

*Bailey Rikkola 18*


 

The Packerland will have more girls basketball action on Tuesday with the games below:

 

Algoma @ Luxemburg-Casco

Sevastopol @ Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran/Prov. Acad. 

Southern Door @ Kewaunee 

Sturgeon Bay @ Gibraltar

 

Vikings dominate Pioneers on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys’ basketball team traveled to Sevastopol to take on the Pioneers in a Packerland Conference matchup on Saturday January 8th. 

 

The Vikings got out to a hot start scoring the first 6 points of the game off of defensive steals. The Viking offense would not slow down from there, they would end up posting 66 points in the first half including a dunk from senior guard Sam Lindenberg who scored a game high 31 points and took a 43 point lead into the halftime break. 

 

Sevastopol was without leading scorer and rebounder Jack De Young but managed to put up 23 points in the first half. The Pioneers would tighten up the defense coming out of the halftime break and hold Gibraltar to only 26 second half points, but the gap was too big for the Pioneers to close and the Vikings ended up winning 92-44

 

Gibraltar will next be in action on Tuesday January 11th as they will travel to take on Menominee Michigan. Sevastopol will also play on Tuesday as they travel to take on Reedsville.

 

Saturday boys' basketball preview; Kewaunee, Algoma, Southern Door all taking part in weekend action

The Kewaunee Storm, Algoma Wolves, and Southern Door Eagles boys’ basketball teams will all be in action on Saturday January 8th. In addition to those three teams, the Gibraltar Vikings will be taking on the Sevastopol Pioneers. The preview for the Gibraltar-Sevastopol game can be found on doorcountydailynews.com under the “sports” tab. 

 

Kewaunee/Peshtigo: The Kewaunee Storm will travel to take on the Peshtigo Bulldogs who are undefeated in Packerland Conference play so far this season. Kewaunee is coming off of a big conference win against the Oconto Blue Devils on Tuesday, winning that game by a score of 54-42. The Storm are going to look to their 3 top offensive scorers to keep the momentum going against Peshtigo. Ben Heim is leading the way averaging 18 points per game, Cameron Cullen is averaging 16 points per game, and Sawyer Pribek is averaging 10 points per game. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. from Peshtigo High School. 


Algoma/Southern Door: The Algoma Wolves and the Southern Door Eagles will face off in another Packerland Conference matchup on Saturday. Southern Door has won back to back games including an impressive 32 point victory over conference rival Sturgeon Bay. Drew Daoust is leading the Eagles averaging 17 points per game and Jared Hawkey is averaging 10 points per game. As for Algoma, they are coming off of a win against Sevastopol their last time out and are looking to keep that momentum going against the Eagles. The Wolves have three players averaging double figures with Carter Zimmerman leading the charge averaging 24 points per game, Owen Robertson is averaging 12 points per game, and Kaden Vardon averaging 12 points per game. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. from Southern Door High School.

Gamblers to face Steel in second game of weekend series

The Green Bay Gamblers will once again take on the Chicago Steel on Saturday January 8th in what will be the second game of a weekend series between the two teams at the Resch Center in Green Bay. 

 

The Gamblers are coming off of a 5-3 loss to the Steel on Friday night and are hoping to gain a split with a win over the Steel on Saturday night. The Steel remain at the top of the USHL Easter Conference Standings while the Gamblers fell back to seventh place which is only one place above last in the standings. 

 

Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. from the Resch Center in Green Bay on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call.

 

Friday girls' basketball roundup; Pioneers, Eagles, Wolves, Spartans gain wins; Storm, Vikings, Clippers fall short

Sevastopol 53 - Kewaunee 49 

*Sevastopol - Bailey Rikkola 21, Naomi Rikkola 11*

*Kewaunee - Uhlers 14, Bortolini 13, Ferron 10*

 

Southern Door 47 - Gibraltar 28 

*Southern Door - Kendra Shimon 17, Payton Gilbertson 12*

 

Algoma 54 - Sturgeon Bay 32

 

*Algoma - Emily Kirchman 18, Ryley Zimmerman 15*

*Sturgeon Bay - Emma Reinhardt 10, Autumn Rass 10*



 

Luxemburg-Casco 58 - Marinette 31

 

Gibraltar travels to Sevastopol on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys’ basketball team will travel to Sevastopol to take on the Pioneers in Packerland Conference play on 105.1 The GOAT. 

 

The Vikings come into this game losing a close one to Peshtigo on Tuesday. Gibraltar will be looking to get their first conference win on Saturday against the Pioneers. The Vikings are led by senior Sam Lindenberg who is averaging 23 points per game. 

 

As for Sevastopol, they are looking to turn the momentum in their favor after losing six consecutive games. The Pioneers are led offensively by Jack De Young who is averaging 17 points per contest. 

 

Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. with pregame at 7:00 p.m. on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tanner DeGrave and Reece Robillard on the call.

 

Saturday boys' basketball roundup; Vikings, Eagles gain conference wins, Pioneers, Wolves drop games

Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Kewaunee, Algoma, and Southern Door all had boys’ basketball action on Saturday night, below are the final scores from each game:

 

Gibraltar 92 - Sevastopol 44

*Gibraltar - Sam Lindenberg 31, Will Friedenfels 16*

*Sevastopol - Frank Ash 16*

 

Kewaunee 60 - Peshtigo 64 



 

Algoma 46 - Southern Door 59

*Algoma - Carter Zimmerman 15, Kaden Vardon 11*

*Southern Door - Drew Daoust 21, Taylor Schaefer 12, Nic Pierre 11*

Gamblers fall to Chicago Steel

The Green Bay Gamblers dropped the first game in a weekend series with the Chicago Steel after a  5-3 loss on Friday night on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

 

The Chicago Steel came out of the gates hot, netting two first period goals to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. The Gamblers would score 2 in the second period, but unfortunately so would the Steel to make it 4-2 going into the final period. The Gamblers would score a third goal in the game to cut the deficit to one, but the Steel would net one more before the final horn to take a 5-3 win. 

 

Matt Deboer, Brody Lamb, and Nicholas VanTassell all scored goals for the Gamblers. Jackson Hallum, Cameron Lund, and Luke Weilandt would tally assists on those goals. Green Bay used two goalies in the game with Aaron Randazzo playing 20 minutes and saving 5 of 7 shots allowing for 2 goals. Beau Buckley would then replace Randazzo and allow 3 goals in his time on the ice. 

 

Green Bay and Chicago will play again Saturday January 8th on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

 

Wrestling round-up: L-C captures The Duffy, Packerland teams head out west

Luxemburg-Casco got things out to a good start for the area's wrestling teams on Friday night.

 

The Spartans scored 206.5 points and outscored second-place Milton by 30 points to win The Duffy in Port Washington Friday night. Jake Jandrin (106), Blakelee Bastien (120), Caleb Delebreau (132), and Max Ronsman (138) all took first place to lead the Spartans.

 

Southern Door heads to Cedar Grove-Belgium on Saturday for the Rocket Scramble. The Eagles will face the likes Wauwatosa West, Valders, Horicon, Cambridge, Brillion, Campbellsport, Dodgeland, Lomira, Oostburg, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan South, Shiocton, Weyauwega Fremont, Marshall, and Deerfield.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol is visiting Manawa for its tournament. Stratford, Chilton, Elcho, Gillett, Montello, Waupaca, Oconto
Weyauwega Fremont, Tri-County and Crivitz will also be there.

 

Kewaunee will join Clintonville and Green Bay Preble for a triple-dual meet with Oconto Falls. 

 

Wrestling  for all three Saturday events begins at 9 a.m.  

Friday girls' basketball preview: Packerland matchups fill Friday night slate, Spartans host Marinette

There are multiple Packerland Conference matchups taking place in high school girls’ basketball on Friday night, and in North Eastern Conference play the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host Marinette. 

 

LC/Marinette - The Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team is looking to avoid their third straight loss as they host Marinette on Friday January 7th. The Spartans are led by Taylor Thiry who is averaging 17 points per game, and Lauren Adams who is averaging 12 points per game. As for Marinette, they enter this contest winners in their last game beating Clintonville 41-38. Marinette is being led by Hannah Chenier who is averaging 8 points per game. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. from Luxemburg-Casco High School. 


 

Algoma/Sturgeon Bay - In the first Packerland matchup of the night, Algoma travels to Sturgeon Bay to take on the Clippers. Algoma beat Southern Door in their previous matchup by a score of 53-48. The Wolves have one player averaging double figures on the year with Ryley Zimmerman averaging 10 points per game. As for the Clippers, they have lost their first 8 games of the season, and are looking to pick up what seems to be an elusive first win. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. from Sturgeon Bay High School. 


 

Gibraltar/Southern Door - The Gibraltar girls’ basketball team will travel to Southern Door to take on the Eagles. Gibraltar has lost their first 8 matchups on the season, and are looking to gain some momentum and get in the win column vs. Southern Door. Colleen Carlisle and Andie Schar are leading the Vikings averaging 7 points per game each. As for the Eagles, they lost their last contest to Algoma 53-48. Before that game, they had won two back to back matchups vs. Wausaukee and Sturgeon Bay. The Eagles are led by Kendra Shimon who is averaging 11 points per game. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. from Southern Door High School. 



Kewaunee/Sevastopol - The Kewaunee girls’ basketball team will travel to Sevastopol to take on the Pioneers on Friday night. Kewaunee is looking to win their third straight game, beating Sturgeon Bay and Peshtigo in their last two contests. Kewaunee has gotten big offensive production all season from Mykenzi Uhlers and Taylor Schleis who are averaging 13 and 11 points per game respectively. As for the Pioneers, they have won 5 straight games and are looking to make it 6 with a win over the Storm. Sevastopol is led by Naomi Rikkola who is averaging 14 points per game, and Bailey Rikkola who is averaging 13 points per game. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. from Sevastopol High School.

Packerland Boys' Basketball Roundup; Clippers lose 5th straight, Vikings postponed

The Gibraltar Vikings boys’ basketball team was scheduled to take on Goodman-Pembine on Thursday night, but had the game postponed. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay boys’ basketball team traveled to take on Green Bay East in non conference play. 


 

Sturgeon Bay 44 - Green Bay East 67


 

In other Packerland boys’ action, the Algoma Wolves will host Green Bay West on Friday January 7th at 6:30 p.m. 

Badgers beat Hawkeyes for back to back Big Ten wins

The Wisconsin Badgers Mens’ basketball team went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten Conference play on Thursday night and won by a final score of 87-78. 

 

The Wisconsin offense was firing on all cylinders last night as they took a 13 point lead into the halftime break. Iowa would actually outscore Wisconsin in the second half, but it was not enough to dig themselves out of the hole the Badgers put them in. Johnny Davis once again led the Badger offense playing 35 of the 40 minutes and posting 26 points. The Badgers had 4 other players post double figures including Brad Davison (18), Tyler Wahl (16), Steven Crowl (12), and Chucky Hepburn (11). 

 

The Badgers will continue conference play on Sunday January 9th as they travel to take on Maryland with tip set for 6:30 p.m.

Gamblers face league-leading Steel on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will host a pair of games this weekend against the league-leading and defending champion Chicago Steel.

 

The Gamblers are coming off an exciting 5-2 victory over the Madison Capitols on New Year's Eve where Jackson Hallum scored his 14th goal of the season. The momentum from that victory was stunted when Cedar Rapids had to cancel its Saturday matchup against the Gamblers due to COVID-19 concerns. 

 

The Steel have picked up where they left off last year when they won the USHL title. With 43 points, they have a five-point lead over second-place Dubuque despite losing to Madison 4-2 in their last game on Sunday.  Similar to last year's squad, four of the top six scorers in the USHL lace up for the Steel.

 

Friday and Saturday's games feature 7:05 p.m. puck drops and will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. 

 

 

Boys' basketball round-up: Luxemburg-Casco falls to Freedom on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys’ basketball team could not overcome a fierce Freedom Irish squad on Thursday night and fell 60-42 in a North Eastern Conference game in Luxemburg.  The Spartans started slowly as Freedom jumped to an 11-1 lead in the first three minutes.  Rallying by going on a 21 to 11 run, the Spartans were able to tie the game up at 22-22.  Freedom responded with a run of their own finishing the half with a three-pointer by Blake Kortz to take a 29-23 lead into halftime. 

 

The Irish came out on fire in the second half and put L-C away early by forcing numerous turnovers and converting on transition baskets to build up an insurmountable lead.

 

Freedom was led by Landon VanCalster with 20 points, with 15 coming in the decisive second half.  Kortz added 17 including a slam dunk to open the scoring in the game.   The Spartans’ Peyton Mrotek scored 21 points while Jack Rollins added nine more, but it was not enough to overcome the Irish.(5-1. 9-2 overall). 

 

Luxemburg-Casco (2-4, 4-5) will now take on Denmark next Monday, before returning home to play Wrightstown next Friday in the next broadcasted game.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

 

In other boys' basketball action on Thursday, Sturgeon Bay fell on the road to Green Bay East 67-44. Gibraltar's game against Goodman/Pembine was postponed due to medical concerns in Pembine. The game has been rescheduled for February 8th.

 

No games are scheduled for Friday after Algoma's contest against Green Bay West was called off.

 

Thursday boys' basketball preview; Clippers and Vikings set for action

Clippers look to avoid 5th straight loss against Green Bay East 

 

The Sturgeon Bay boys’ basketball team will be traveling to take on Green Bay East in non conference play on Thursday. 

 

The Clippers are coming off of a loss to conference rival Southern Door and are looking to avoid losing their fifth game in a row on Thursday. Sturgeon Bay was without leading scorer Isaak Aune against the Eagles and will hopefully be getting him back in the near future. Danny Lodl led the Clippers against the Eagles with 17, while Chris Lodl had 10. 

 

Isaak Aune is leading the Clipper offense averaging 12 points a game and Preston Newton is the other Sturgeon Bay player averaging double figures with 11. 

 

Tip is set for 7:00 PM from Green Bay East High School.


 

Vikings travel to take on Falcons

 

The Gibraltar boys’ basketball team will travel to Pembine to take on the Goodman-Pembine Falcons in non conference play on Thursday. 

 

The Vikings are coming off of a hard fought loss against Packerland Conference opponent Peshtigo who is undefeated in conference play so far this season, and are looking to get their momentum back with a win over the Falcons. Gibraltar is being led by senior Sam Lindenberg who had 16 against Peshtigo on Tuesday, and is averaging 22 points per game this season. Jake Schar is the next leading scorer for the Vikings averaging 8 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 7:15 PM from Pembine High School.

Badgers welcome Hawkeyes to Kohl Center

The Wisconsin Badger Men’s basketball team is coming off a big upset win over #3 Purdue and looking to stay hot against another Big Ten opponent in the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

 

Wisconsin enters the matchup with a 11-2 record with the two losses coming against Providence and Ohio State. Johnny Davis has been leading the Badgers offense so far this year averaging 22 points per game on 45% shooting. Davis posted 37 in the win over Purdue and is keeping his name in the mix to not only be an All-American, but also the AP National Player of the Year. 

 

As for the Hawkeyes, they come into this matchup with an 11-3 record and are the nations second best scoring offense, averaging 87.4 points per game. Iowa will be led by big man Keegan Murray who is averaging 24 points per contest on 59% shooting. The latest performance for Murray included 35 points on 66% shooting. 

 

Tip is set for 8:00 PM from the Kohl Center in Madison.

Kewaunee wrestling visits Oconto

The Kewaunee wrestling team will take a break from tournament action to wrestle Oconto in a dual meet on Thursday.

 

Kewaunee was the top-performing local team at the Lourdes Academy On the Water Classic hosted at UW-Oshkosh. The Storm scored 117 points over the two days. Mitchell Thompson took second place, Max Severin finished in ninth, and Logan Steinhorst came in 10th. The trio are also ranked in the top 10 in the state according to WIWrestling.com with Thompson boasting the highest mark at number 3 at 195 pounds. 

 

The Blue Devils took 14th at the Shawano Holiday Classic last month. Tyler Beekman took seventh at 120 pounds to be the highest placing Blue Devil while Conner Christensen (285), Jaymison Markham (126), and Charlie Jordan (113) all took eighth.

 

First match is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco battles Freedom on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team will host the Freedom Irish in a North Eastern Conference game Thursday night.  The Spartans (2-3, 4-5 overall) are coming off a heartbreaking loss at Little Chute Monday, losing to the Mustangs 38-37.  Freedom (4-1, 8-2 overall) is tied for second place in the conference and hammered Clintonville 51-33 on Monday night.

 

The Irish are led by Landon VanCalster who is averaging 18.6 points per game, while the Spartans’ Peyton Mrotek is scoring 17.9 points. 

 

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip off shortly after 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

You can listen to the podcast interview with L-C Coach Tyler Thrune here.

 

(photo courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Boys Basketball)

Boys' Basketball Roundup: Wolves, Eagles, Storm capture wins; Vikings, Pioneers, and Clippers fall short

Algoma 71 - Sevastopol 46

 

*Algoma - Carter Zimmerman 31, Carson Lischka 10*

 

*Sevastopol - Jack De Young 22


 

Peshtigo 73 - Gibraltar 64

 

*Gibraltar - Sam Lindenberg 16, Jake Schar 13*

 

 

Southern Door 72 - Sturgeon Bay 40

 

*SD - Daoust 24, Peterson 10, Schaefer 10, Pierre 10*

 

*SB - Danny Lodl 17, Chris Lodl 10*

 

 

 

Kewaunee 54 - Oconto 42


 

 

 

Spartans fall to Irish

The Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team traveled to Freedom on Tuesday night to face the Irish. 

 

The Spartans were not able to cut into the large lead gained by Freedom and ended up losing by a score of 81-36. Taylor Thiry led the Spartans with 14, and Lauren Adams posted 11. 

 

The Spartan girls will next be in action on Friday January 7th as they host Marinette.

Eagles sink Clippers on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagle boys’ basketball team defeated the Sturgeon Bay Clippers in a Packerland Conference matchup on Tuesday night. The Eagles took the double digit lead early and never looked back winning by a score of 72-40. 

 

Southern Door opened up a double digit lead early in the first half and carried a 37-18 lead into halftime. 

 

The Clippers showed a little resistance early in the second half, but the Eagles overcame that run and added more to their lead courtesy of Sturgeon Bay turnovers. 

 

Sturgeon Bay was never able to cut that deficit below the 15 point mark, which helped Southern Door win the cross-county rivalry. 

 

Freshman Drew Daoust led the Eagles with 24 points with 15 of those points coming in the second half, Jack Peterson and Taylor Schaefer were the other two starters for the Eagles who were in double digits with 10 points, and Nic Pierre added 10 off the bench for Southern Door. 

 

The Clippers were led by Danny Lodl who had 17 points, and Chris Lodl was the only other Clipper in double figures with 10 points. 

 

Southern Door (4-6) will next be in action on Saturday January 8th as they host the Algoma Wolves, and Sturgeon Bay (1-7) will next be in action on Thursday January 6th as they travel to face off against Green Bay East.

 

 

Gibraltar boys lose late to Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team saw another first-half lead slip away as they fell to the Peshtigo Bulldogs 73-64 in Fish Creek.

 

The Vikings' offense dictated the pace early on in the game, building up an eight-point lead heading into the break. Helping give the Vikings that cushion was Jake Schar hitting two straight three-pointers and Sam Lindenberg scoring 14 of his team-high 20 points.

 

After the Vikings were able to withstand an initial surge to build a 10-point lead, the Bulldogs swung the pendulum hard in their favor. Muaz Salem, Landon Lemke, and Jacob Berth hit some big shots while sinking the Vikings into a three-minute-plus scoring drought to take the lead and extend it to as much as 11 late in the second half. The Vikings were able to get it to within five points, but the Bulldogs hit their free throws and forced some key turnovers at the end of the game to hold off the rally.

 

The Vikings will head to Goodman-Pembine on Thursday for a 7:15 tip before visiting Sevastopol on Saturday. 105.1 The GOAT will provide the broadcast of that game beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Girls' basketball round-up: Algoma fights off Eagles, L-C travels to Freedom

The Algoma Wolves had to survive a furious comeback by the Southern Door Eagles to highlight girls' basketball action on Monday night.

 

The Eagles nearly came back from a 31-15 halftime deficit, but the Wolves held on to win 53-48. 

 

Kewaunee knocked down one of the conference's other early leaders with a 47-27 win.

 

Sturgeon Bay could not muster much offense in its 57-18 loss to Two Rivers.

 

Sevastopol's game against Gibraltar was postponed.

 

In Tuesday girls' basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco makes the trip to Freedom.

 

Photo courtesy of Algoma Girls Basketball Facebook page

Boys' basketball round-up: L-C falls, Southern Door and Gibraltar on NEW Radio Sports Network

Gibraltar and Southern Door will be featured on NEW Radio Sports Network broadcasts Tuesday night.

 

The Vikings will host Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT while Southern Door visits Sturgeon Bay for a game to be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU. Pregame for both broadcasts will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m. The game audio will also be streamed at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Other Tuesday night action includes Kewaunee hosting Oconto, and Sevastopol travels to Algoma. 

 

In Monday night action, Luxemburg-Casco fell just short in its game against Little Chute 38-37 despite four three-pointers from Evan Dahlke en route to a 15 point evening.

Sturgeon Bay resident nominated for Packers Fan Hall of Fame

You can make sure a Sturgeon Bay resident is enshrined in the Packers Fan Hall of Fame this year. 

 

Carri Emmerich of Sturgeon Bay was among 10 other finalists for the spot in the Packers Fan Hall of Fame that was first established in 1998. Fans are nominated in November before being announced for a vote in January.  The winner will be selected by three different groups of people: Packers fans, previous FAN Hall of Fame honorees and the Packers’ committee. The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. In recognition of being selected to the FAN Hall of the Fame, the winner receives four club seats to a Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus. The honoree also will have his or her name added to the list of FAN Hall of Fame honorees recognized in the Packers Hall of Fame.

 

Below is the nomination posted at Packers.com, where you could also find the contest rules and the picture with this story. You can vote by clicking this link.

 

We would like to nominate Carri Emmerich into the Packer Hall of Fame. Carri is by far the biggest Packer fan you will ever meet. She lives and breathes the Green Bay Packers 24/7. Carri's love for the Packers started at an early age. As a child, Carri would bond with her father by watching Packer games together. Every Packer game she would sit down with her tape recorder and commentate the games. She would then replay her tape recordings the following week, waiting for the next Packer game to be played. As time grew on Carri retained all of her knowledge of Packer games, rosters and players. She can rattle off the names and rosters of Packer players she grew up watching. In fact, in Carri's household, her husband's friends call Carri to talk about the Packer games. She remembers every play, good or bad. While most men have their "man cave" in their basement, Carri has her Packer cave. She has Packer memorabilia hanging up everywhere. Carri was lucky enough to marry the man of her dreams who just happened to have Packer season tickets passed down to him. Carri and Joel have been married for 34 years and in that time she has only missed a few Packer home games. Rain, shine or blizzard she cheering on the green and gold. Carri has passed along her love for the Packers to her children. She has instilled the motto "Sundays are for God, family and the Green Bay Packers." Every Sunday we watch the Packer game at her house or under the bright lights of Lambeau Field. Most families go up north or on vacation, we go to Packer games together as a family. When the Packers are away you will not find Carri sitting down watching the games. She usually paces back and forth behind the couch from the start of the game until the end of game. She is not able to eat or drink. She is dedicated to the 60 minutes the Packers play each week. There are so many stories we could share about Carri's love for the Packers. She is a very passionate person, especially when it comes to her Green Bay Packers and family. We feel very lucky to have her as a wife, mother and grandmother. GO PACK GO!

 

Basketball notes: Badgers upset Purdue

The Wisconsin Badgers scored one of the big upsets early in the Big Ten Conference slate Monday when they beat Purdue 74-69.

 

Beating the third-ranked team in the country on the road for any team, let alone one who had its full team for the first time in approximately a month. The back and forth contest ended in the final minutes of the game when the Badgers outscored the Boilermakers 10-1 to build its lead. Johnny Davis scored 37 points and added another 14 rebounds in the victory for the Badgers while Brad Davison pitched in another 15 points in the win.

 

In the NBA, a late rally by the Detroit Pistons helped them snap a pair of winning streaks for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks were outscored by 12 points in the second half to lose 115-106. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Jrue Holiday scored 29 while Bobby Portis pitched in 12 points and 14 rebounds. The difference in the game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bell, who scored a game-high 34 points. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak on the season and a 12 game winning streak against the Pistons. They are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Toronto Raptors. 

Packers sink Vikings, clinch top seed

Lambeau Field will host at least one playoff game if not more after the Green Bay Packers soared past the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football 37-10.

 

The Packers' offense started off as cold as the -1 degree wind chill, scoring a field goal on its opening drive and being turned away on two consecutive drives after that. The Packers' defense was able to keep Dalvin Cook and backup quarterback Sean Mannion in check, holding them to less than 100 yards in the first half. Aaron Rodgers caught fire in the second quarter, leading them to three consecutive scoring drives including touchdown passes to Allen Lazard and Davante Adams to help stake them to a 20-3 lead at halftime. 

 

He would lead them on three more scoring drives in the second half with two A.J. Dillon touchdowns sandwiching a Mason Crosby field goal. Mannion would find  K.J. Osborn late in the third quarter for his first career touchdown pass. Jordan Love came in to relieve Rodgers late in the fourth quarter after Dillon's second touchdown and forced the Vikings to punt.

 

Rodgers threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns while his running backs rushed for nearly 180 yards and a pair of scores. After being gashed in the running game over the last several weeks, the Packers' defense limited Cook to just 13 yards on nine carries.

 

With the win and thanks to a Dallas Cowboys loss to the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the day, the Packers secured a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Packers will likely play many of their back-ups when they travel to Detroit next Sunday. 

Spartans boys visit Little Chute Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans' boys basketball will face its alphabetical counterpart Monday evening when they travel to Little Chute.

 

Only one game separates the two LCs with the Spartans holding the advantage in the win column. The Spartans are coming off a pair of close games at the Sun Drop Shootout held at the Kress Center last week. They dropped their game against West DePere 71-69 on Tuesday and snuck past Green Bay Southwest 56-55 on Wednesday. The Mustangs have won three of their last four games after starting the season 0-3. They toppled Seymour 55-39 last Thursday.

 

Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

Packerland Conference kicks off week with big slate of girls' basketball

The area's Packerland Conference girls' basketball teams are wasting no time getting back into the swing of things after their holiday break.

 

Sturgeon Bay will play the lone non-conference match-up when it travels to Two Rivers for a 7:15 p.m. tip.

 

Packerland Conference games featuring local teams include Southern Door traveling to Algoma, Gibraltar hosting Sevastopol, and Kewaunee playing at home against Peshtigo. Those games tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

Bucks look to extend streak against Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks look to extend a pair of streaks on Monday when they host the Detroit Pistons.

 

The Bucks have not lost a game since December 18th and have not lost to the Pistons since February 28th, 2018. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in its last game, which was a 136-113 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on New Year's Day. The Pistons have seven players in COVID-19 protocols, but that did not stop them from snapping a four-game losing streak on Saturday to the San Antonio Spurs. It has been a stretch short of success for the Pistons, who have dropped 18 of their last 20 games. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Packers host Vikings in final regular season home game

The Green Bay Packers (12-3) will face the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) in what will be the last regular season home game of the 2021 season. 

 

Temperatures for Sunday’s game are expected to be well below zero which should favor the Packers. The Packers have already clinched the NFC North title, and are working towards securing the number 1 seed for the playoffs with wins over the Vikings and Lions in the final two games. The Vikings on the other hand will need a win to keep any playoff hopes they have alive. 

 

The Vikings won the first matchup with Green Bay this year at U.S Bank Stadium in Minnesota, but since then the Packers have won four straight games. The Packers are a perfect 7-0 this year at Lambeau Field with the last home win coming last week against the Cleveland Browns. With a win on Sunday night the Packers would be looking at their third straight season with at least 13 wins. 

 

Two things to note for the opposing Vikings is that they are getting RB Dalvin Cook back from injury which should help boost their run game against a Packer defense that has fallen susceptible to letting running backs have their way. Secondly, QB Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 and since he is unvaccinated will miss Sunday’s game. 

 

Kickoff is set for 7:20 PM from Lambeau Field.

COVID protocols cancel Gamblers, Phoenix games

A pair of Green Bay teams had to go without games on Saturday because of COVID-19 protocols.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team had their second game of the week canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Detroit had to call off their game against the Phoenix on Thursday and Oakland had to do the same with Saturday's contest. Although no games were going to be played, the Phoenix was going to try to find a way to get a game in before they return to Horizon League play. Both games could be declared forfeits in favor of the Phoenix.

 

The Green Bay Gamblers found out early in the day on Saturday that their game on Saturday against Cedar Rapids was going to be postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The original release from the league did not specify which team was having the issues, but moments later the USHL announced that the Roughriders' Sunday matchup was also called due to COVID protocols. A make-up date has not been announced.

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