Sports Archives for 2022-02

Packers heading to London

For the first time in franchise history, the Green Bay Packers are leaving the country for a regular-season game.

 

The NFL announced on Monday that the Packers would be playing as the home team in one of the five international games scheduled for the 2022 season and one of two contests to be played at the home of the Tottenham Hotspur. Other games are scheduled for Mexico City, Wembley Stadium in London, and Munich. 

 

The Packers are the last franchise to play in a regular-season game overseas. The Packers had always argued that giving up a home game would be too hard on the local economy and other teams were unwilling to give up one of their home dates because of the draw of Green Bay fans. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, which gave teams nine home games in alternating years during the regular season, changed that. 

 

Do not buy your flights quite yet though as the specific dates, matchups, and kickoff times will be announced this summer when the rest of the 2022 slate is scheduled.

Bucks try to reverse fortunes versus Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to stop their current slide Monday night when they battle the Charlotte Hornets at the Fiserv Forum.

 

The Bucks have lost four of their last five games including their most recent 126-123 defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks were outscored 43-34 in what proved to be a decisive third quarter. Bobby Portis led the way with 30 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton crossed the 20 point barrier in the defeat.

 

The Hornets have also lost four of their last five games including a 127-126 loss in overtime to the Detroit Pistons. Terry Rozier scored 33 points and Miles Bridges added 29 points in the loss.

 

The two teams square off at 7 p.m.


Deadline looms for MLB season

If you are going to see baseball at American Family Field on March 31st, Monday is a big day.

 

According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the MLB Players' Association and the owners are still far apart heading into Monday's negotiations. Commissioner Rob Manfred says that if a deal is not struck on Monday that the regular season will be delayed. Games would be canceled and not made up, potentially costing players game checks.

 

Details like minimum salaries, the luxury tax, arbitration rules, and an expanded postseason are among the many sticking points between the players and the owners. 

 

Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to spring training two weeks ago with the first games scheduled to take place this past weekend.

Blizzard open training camp

Football is returning to Titletown next month.

 

It is not the Packers, but the Green Bay Blizzard opened their training this past weekend as they prepare for their home opener on March 13th against the Bismarck Bucks. 

 

The Blizzard missed out on the playoffs and last played on August 21st when they lost to Sioux Falls 58-33. The organization has been signing players since early November.

Glory name new coach

The Green Bay Glory's newest coach will bring quite the resume when they begin their season this summer.

 

Sarah Hagen was named the assistant coach last week after playing in the National Women's Soccer League for six seasons and two caps with the United States National Team. Hagen also has a local connection as a former Milwaukee Panther, where she tabulated 93 goals and 26 assists in her four-year Hall of Fame career.

 

 

The Glory opens their season Memorial Day weekend with a pair of road games before playing at Capital Credit Union Park June 3rd against Chicago City SC.

Phoenix sweep regular season finales

Both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams won their finales Saturday afternoon.

 

The women withstood a furious rally by Cleveland State to win 66-64. A 13-0 run by the Vikings nearly derailed the Phoenix's chances at holding the #3 seed in the Horizon League Tournament. The Phoenix were buoyed by their defensive prowess, scoring 25 points on 19 Vikings turnovers. Hailey Oskey led the way with 26 points while Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz added 13 in the victory. They will host a quarterfinal game on Thursday.

 

The men took advantage of an undermanned IUPUI squad to win 67-41. The Jaguars took an early 8-0 lead only for the Phoenix to respond with a 15-0 run of their own. The Phoenix ended the half with a 32-16. On the opposite bench, an injury left the Jaguars with just five players dressed. One even had their shoe blow out, leading to a Jaguars fan loaning his shoes for the duration of the contest. Kamari McGee (13 pts), Manny Ansong (12 pts), and Cade Meyer (10 pts) all reached double figures in the victory. The Phoenix will head to Youngstown State for their first round matchup on Tuesday.

 

Gamblers bounce back with shootout victory

The Green Bay Gamblers needed the shoot-out to get the extra point in its 3-2 win over the Team USA U-17 squad.

 

Nicholas VanTassell tied the game at one almost 13 minutes into the second period. Sawyer Scholl gave the Gamblers a 2-1 lead in the third period before the Team USA U-17s tied it up with just 70 seconds left.

 

Luke Weilandt scored the only game in the shootout while Rastislav Elias continued his strong night. He stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced and also stopped all three shots in the shootout.

L-C's Ronsman wins state, five others place

There are plenty of wrestlers from Kewaunee County coming home from Madison with extra hardware from the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's Max Ronsman joined the annals of Luxemburg-Casco wrestling history with his first state championship. Ronsman won by decision over Evan Wolfe (West Salem/Bangor) by a regular decision of 6-3. Easton Worachek found the podium again with a fourth-place finish at 120 pounds. Hunter Joniaux took third at 152 pounds and Trace Schoenebeck captured fifth place at 170 pounds.

 

Two Kewaunee wrestlers made the podium. Mitchell Thompson lost to Samuel Schwabe (Random Lake) 10-3 in the state final at 182 pounds. Ezra Ducat wrestled back into the fifth-place match, beating Ryan McCartney (Lancaster) in overtime. 

 

Full results are available at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

Eight goal period chases Randazzo, Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers would not recover from an early 8-0 lead for Team USA U--18 in their 11-3 loss Friday night.

 

Aaron Randazzo was chased after just 20 minutes to sort his head as he only let up the eight goals on 18 shots.

 

Brody Lamb scored a goal for the Gamblers in the second period and  John Mittelstadt tallied scores in the first half to give them their scoring for the night.

 

The Gamblers play the U-17 team on Saturday.

L-C's Ronsman, Kewaunee's Thompson in line for state titles Saturday

Two Kewaunee County wrestlers have a chance to go for gold beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament in Madison.

 

Mitchell Thompson won his two matches on Friday while Ezra Ducat won his final match of the day on Friday to stave off elimination in wrestlebacks. The two will compete at the Kohl Center on Saturday.

 

Max Ronsman won his two matches representing Luxemburg-Casco, but there will be no repeat champion on the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling roster this year. Easton Worachek lost a tough match to Danny Heiser of Evansville 8-5. He still has the opportunity to medal like Trace Schoenebeck and Hunter Joniaux, but he will have to survive wrestlebacks to do it.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Ben Roman was pinned twice Friday to end his weekend in Madison. 

 

Full results are available at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Notre Dame blitz Luxemburg-Casco on 96.7 WBDK

The  #8 seeded Luxemburg-Casco girls could not find an answer to the full-court press by #1 Notre Dame Friday night, falling to the Tritons 74-17 in Division 2 regional semi-final action in Green Bay.

 

The suffocating pressure by Notre Dame caused numerous turnovers leading the Tritons to a stunning 22-0 lead before the Lady Spartans could get on the board with 11:25 left in the half.

 

The Tritons kept up the full-court pressure throughout the half and built an insurmountable 52-3 at intermission with the Spartans only managing a basket by Taylor Thiry and a free throw by Lily Giese.  

 

Thiry and Lauren Adams each scored seven points in the second half, with Thiry pacing the Spartans with nine points.

 

The Tritons were led by Sarah Hardwick with 22 points and Trista Fayta with 18 points.

 

Luxemburg-Casco finishes the season (12-14) with both Thiry and Adams eclipsing the 1,000 mark in career points during the season. 

 

Notre Dame (24-1) now will advance to the regional final Saturday night as they look to repeat as state champs in Division 2.  

 

Other games of local note included Sevastopol being nipped by Lourdes Academy 40-39, Kewaunee falling to Oostburg 55-47, and Algoma losing to St. Mary Catholic 59-24.

Gibraltar fends off Algoma on 105.1 the GOAT

Gibraltar and Algoma faced off for the last regular season conference game.

 

Trevor Ash dominated the court in the first eighteen minutes ending the half with 18 points. Carter Zimmerman battled hard throughout the game as he contributed 16 points to his team’s score. Will Friedenfels and Ash took care of business in the second half with Ash ending his night with 24 points. When the final buzzer rang the Vikings stood victorious leaving the final score 76-41.

 

Gibraltar will host Suring Tuesday night in a game that will be broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT.

 

Other boys' basketball scores from around the area include Southern Door falling to NEW Lutheran 70-60 on 104.1 WRLU, Kewaunee sinking Sturgeon Bay 64-43, Luxemburg-Casco sneaking past Waupaca 65-61, and Sevastopol falling to Oconto 70-33.

Luxemburg-Casco girls battle Notre Dame in Regional Semis on 96.7 WBDK

The #8 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans will travel to Green Bay and face the #1 seeded and state ranked Notre Dame Tritons in a WIAA Division 2 regional semi-final game Friday night. 

 

The Spartans (12-13 overall) are coming off a 46-41 victory over Pulaski on Wednesday night in the regional quarterfinal.  Notre Dame (23-1), the undefeated champions in the Fox Valley Classic Conference, have won 22 games in a row, having lost only to Appleton East back in November.

 

The Tritons are led by Gracie Grzesk with 15.8 points per game, while Spartan Taylor Thiry leads Luxemburg-Casco with 17.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest.  Lauren Adams help to carry the Spartans to victory with 22 points on Wednesday. 

 

Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call with the pregame set for 6:30 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK and tip at 7 pm from Notre Dame Academy. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

Other local teams in the second round of the WIAA Playoffs on Friday night include Sevastopol traveling to face Lourdes Academy, Kewaunee hitting the road to face Oostburg, and Algoma heading south to face St. Mary Catholic.

Eagles burned by Blazers on 104.1 WRLU

A 14-0 run midway through the first half proved to be the deciding factor in Southern Door's 70-60 loss to NEW Lutheran Thursday night in Brussels.

 

The Eagles opened the game with a 6-0 run of their own, holding the Blazers scoreless over the first five minutes. The Blazers only needed half that time to not just catch the Eagles but to double them up as Lucas Dhein and Henry Huguet each hit a three to lead the Blazers halfway through with seven points apiece. Drew Daoust started to shoot out of his slump in the latter stages of the half to score eight points through 18 minutes of play.

 

The scoring heated up in the second half, but the Eagles just could not get over the hump. Nic Pierre drilled five threes after the break to score a team-high 15 points. Jared Hawkey scored 11 of his 13 points and Taylor Schaefer tallied eight of his ten points after the break. Daoust finished the game with 14 points, but the Eagles could not get closer than five points the rest of the way despite outscoring the Blazers 44-42 in the second half. Dhein led all scorers with 19 points while Charlie Sabel (15 points), Huguet (11 points), and Elijah Meerstein (13 points) all reached double figures. 

 

The  Eagles will next play on Tuesday night at home when they welcome New Holstein. Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Nine wrestlers open state meet Thursday

Nine of the area's 14 state-qualifying wrestlers will get their first action Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.

 

Ben Roman of Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Isaac Jerabek, Blakelee Bastian, Hunter Joniaux, and Ryan Routhieaux of Luxemburg-Casco, and Max Severin, Logan Steinhorst, Ezra Ducat, and Mathew Boeder of Kewaunee will all wrestle Thursday night.

 

Kewaunee's Mitchell Thompson and Luxemburg-Casco's Easton Worachek, Caleb Delebreau, Max Ronsman, and Trace Schoenebeck get the benefit of being sectional champions and have the night off to watch their potential opponents for Friday. See below for those first-round matchups.

 

Division 2: Luxemburg-Casco
Isaac Jerabek (37-12) vs Lane Anderson, Amery (37-14)
Blakelee Bastian (36-8) vs Jake Shaver, Sheboygan Falls (33-12)
Hunter Joniaux (37-11) vs Connor Faust, Kiel (34-13)
Ryan Routhieaux (24-9) vs Mason Evans, Tomahawk (39-5)

 

Division 2: Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol
Ben Roman (27-13) vs Josiah Nathaniel, Catholic Memorial (21-6)

 

Division 3: Kewaunee
Max Severin (41-12) vs Kaleb Sonnentag, Cadott (33-10)
Logan Steinhorst (43-7) vs Cole Klimek, Coleman (43-7)
Ezra Ducat (26-8) vs Michael Upson, Random Lake (38-15)
Mathew Boeder (22-11) vs Vanden Hoffman, Weyawauga-Fremont (36-8)

 

Eagles boys battle Blazers on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door boys' basketball team will conclude their regular season Thursday night when they welcome NEW Lutheran to the Eagle Gym.

 

The Eagles' 65-60 win over the Blazers back in January sent the teams in opposite directions. The Blazers went on to lose six of their next 10 games after starting the season undefeated in the Packerland Conference. The Blazers have started to right the ship ahead of their Division 5 playoff run. They beat Sevastopol 78-39 as Tristian Lynch poured in 25 points and Lucas Dhein added 19 points with four three-pointers to his credit.

 

The Eagles went 7-2 after their win over the Blazers, including a stretch of six straight conference victories. Their Packerland championship dreams took a hit on Monday when they lost to Kewaunee 61-40. Drew Daoust and Taylor Schaefer each scored 12 points in the loss.

 

Tim Kowols and Paul Schmitt will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m.

 

Other local games of note include Gibraltar traveling to Algoma on 105.1 The GOAT, Luxemburg-Casco making the long trip to Waupaca, Sturgeon Bay hosting Kewaunee, and Sevastopol playing at home against Oconto.

Eagles girls' season ends in Two Rivers on 104.1 WRLU

A crucial 10-0 run by Two Rivers Purple Raiders midway through the second half grounded the Southern Door Eagles' season with a 47-39 decision.

 

The first half was a back-and-forth affair where neither team could separate from each other. Kendra Shimon scored 19 points in the first half for the Eagles while Mackenzie Graff and Allyson Kakes combined for 23 points for the Purple Raiders as Southern Door entered the break holding a 27-26 advantage.

 

The Eagles would go on to score the first five points of the second half to get their largest lead as 32-26. The Raiders tightened up their defense and found themselves at the line as they scored the next 10 points and outscored the Eagles 21-7 in the final ten minutes of the game. Shimon scored 22 points after she hit one final three in the closing minute of the game. Isabella Price registered eight points and a collection of steals to complement Shimon on the night.

 

The Purple Raiders will play New Holstein in round two of the WIAA Division 3 Playoffs Friday night.

 

In other local action, Gibraltar lost to Florence 61-41, Sevastopol blew out Central Wisconsin Christian 60-18, Luxemburg-Casco beat Pulaski 46-41, Algoma came back to stun Manawa 44-40, and Sturgeon Bay was sunk by Kewaunee 63-15. You can read recaps of those games at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

Gibraltar girls fall to Florence Bobcats in playoffs on 105.1 The Goat

The Lady Vikings and 105.1 The Goat headed to Florence Wednesday night for the first round of the regional playoffs.

 

The Bobcats start sinking the Lady Vikings ship by getting them in foul trouble at the end of the half. Gibraltar had 13 team fouls with Florence having only one at the end of the first eighteen minutes. The Vikings continued to battle hard with freshman Andie Schar contributing a total of 23 points to the board to end her night. Bobcat’s Isabella Millan took over the court contributing a total 28 points to give the Bobcats the victory, leaving the score at 61-41. 

Luxemburg-Casco girls edge Pulaski on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans survived a late comeback by the Pulaski Red Raiders on Wednesday and advanced in the WIAA Division 2 Regional State Tournament with a 46-41 victory at home.  

 

After a slow sluggish start by both teams, the Spartans took control in the first half going up by as much as 12 points.  Taylor Thiry hit an off-balance shot in the final seconds to give L-C a 26-20 lead at intermission.

 

The Spartans were able to keep the Red Raiders at bay for most of the second half as Pulaski would close within four points numerous times, but no closer.  

 

Lauren Adams had a monster game for the Spartans finishing with 24 points and was stellar at the free-throw line going 9 for 10.  Thiry added 17 more by hitting tough shots around the basket at key times.  

 

Luxemburg-Casco, the #8 seed, will now move on to the regional semi-finals on Friday night to face the #1 seeded and #1 state-ranked Notre Dame Tritons in Green Bay.  

 

Pregame on 96.7 WBDK is set for 6:30 pm with tipoff at 7 pm from Notre Dame Academy. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt bringing you the call.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gibraltar travels to Florence for playoff opener Wednesday on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team looks to go on a run in the WIAA Division 5 Playoffs on Wednesday when they battle Florence.

 

The Vikings registered just one win this season, but their ever-growing experience has led them to be playing some of the best basketball they have played all year. They beat Sturgeon Bay and narrowly lost to Algoma in the final conference game of the season before their legs caught up to them in their matchup against Coleman on Saturday. Andie Schar has seen her scoring output increase to over 10 points a game while players like Mikayla Gorham have proven to put up big numbers herself when needed.

 

The Bobcats went 15-7 on the year, but lost their final three conference games of the season before beating Niagara in their season finale. All eyes will be on Isabella Millan who is averaging 23 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists a game to lead the Bobcats in all categories.

 

Bryan Mazur and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

 

Southern Door girls head to Two Rivers for playoff opener on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles girls' basketball team will open their Division 3 tournament play on Wednesday with a trip to Two Rivers.

 

The Eagles have two of their last five games as their young roster has started to gel under first-year interim head coach Taylor Jandrin. Leading scorers Kendra Shimon scored 19 points and Ashlyn Delfosse added 16 in their 53-46 loss to NEW Lutheran last week. The Eagles come into the tournament winners of two of their last five games.

 

The Purple Raiders have lost their five games including a 50-45 decision to Sheboygan Falls last week. Allyson Kakes leads the Purple Raiders with 15 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.'

 

Tim Kowols and Eric Fischer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by 7 p.m.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco girls host Pulaski in regionals on 96.7 WBDK

The #8 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans will host the #9 Pulaski Red Raiders in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal game Wednesday night, after being postponed on Tuesday.  The Spartans (10-8, 11-13 overall) are coming off a 41-35 victory over Oconto Falls last Thursday night and have won four of their last five games. Pulaski (6-12, 8-15 overall) from the from the Fox Valley Classic Conference have won their last two games, including last Thursday’s 56-41 road win over Manitowoc Lutheran. 

 

The Red Raiders are led by Ella Wiese with 8.1 points per game, while Spartan Taylor Thiry leads Luxemburg-Casco with 17.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest.  

 

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

 

The winner of the game will play #1 Notre Dame in Green Bay on Friday night in the regional semi-final. 

Southern Door lands Hall of Fame football coach

Mark Jonas has been selected as the new Varsity Football Coach at Southern Door High School.  Jonas has head coaching experience at Oconomowoc High School for four years, Kaukauna for five years, and Ashwaubenon for nine years.  He started his coaching career as an assistant coach in Reedsville and then spent 11 years as the assistant varsity coach in Hilbert, attaining two state championships.  A 2022 Hall of Fame inductee, Jonus will join Southern Door starting on July 1st and also take on the duties of Administrative Athletic Director. 

Girls' basketball playoff games postponed until Wednesday

Local basketball teams will have to wait until tomorrow to kick off their road to the Resch Center.

 

Algoma's game at Manawa was the first one to get postponed to Wednesday night. Sevastopol's matchup against Central Wisconsin Christian in Institute was also in doubt as of Tuesday night but that contest was also eventually postponed along with several others throughout the state. 

 

The games will be played on Wednesday with 96.7 WBDK featuring Luxemburg-Casco hosting Pulaski, Gibraltar busing to Florence on 105.1 The GOAT, and Southern Door traveling to face Two Rivers on 104.1 WRLU. Kewaunee will stay at home to face Sturgeon Bay.

 

All playoff games start at 7 p.m. with the pregame shows for the radio broadcasts beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show. 

Kewaunee storms past Southern Door in second half on 104.1 WRLU

A combination of chaos on the defensive end and a strong inside game led Kewaunee past Southern Door Monday night in a 61-40 win.

 

The two teams could not get into an offensive groove with the Storm blitzing passing lanes and the Eagles altering shots to that point that neither squad could get on the scoreboard at a consistent clip. The Eagles could not capitalize on the early foul trouble by the Storm, who would go on a run late in the first half to take a 26-18 lead into the locker room.

 

The defense came out in force in the second half for the Storm, frustrating the Eagles' offense as they turned several steals into easy buckets. The Eagles would get it into single digits about halfway through the second half, but the offense would stall after that while Cameron Cullen and Ben Heim would combine for 18 of their 28 to put the Storm in the driver's seat. Cullen and Heim each had 14 points while Sawyer Pribek added 10 points. Taylor Schaefer led the Eagles with 12 points, securing many of his buckets after offensive rebounds. Drew Daoust added 10 points in the loss.

 

The Storm remains a half-game behind Peshtigo in the Packerland Conference standings after the Bulldogs hung on to beat Peshtigo 83-78.

 

 

 

Other Packerland Conference scores include Gibraltar beating Sturgeon Bay 71-45 on 105.1 The GOAT, Sevastopol losing to NEW Lutheran 78-39, and Algoma beating Gresham 73-51.

Southern Door battles for Packerland crown at Kewaunee on 104.1 WRLU

It has come down to the final week for the Packerland Conference title as Southern Door makes the trip south to Kewaunee Monday night.

 

The first matchup between these two teams saw the Storm extend their slim one point half time advantage to win 62-56 over the Eagles in Brussels back on January 18th. Both teams have played great in the weeks since as the Storm and the Eagles are both a half-game behind 12-3 Peshtigo.

 

The Eagles have gotten here by not losing a conference game since that matchup against the Storm, including Friday's 58-50 win over Gibraltar that saw Drew Daoust once again break the 20 point barrier. The Eagles were rewarded for their recent winning streak by drawing potentially two home games with New Holstein next Tuesday and potentially the winner of Denmark/Two Rivers on that Friday.

 

The Storm was in first place before they lost to Peshtigo 70-60 last week and now are looking up at Peshtigo with one less win and the same number of losses. Ben Heim is averaging 17.6 points per game while Cameron Cullen is just a hair under 15 on the season. 

 

The game will be broadcast 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 Packerland Conference games scheduled for Monday include Algoma hosting Gresham, Sevastopol playing at NEW Lutheran, and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Gibraltar for a game on 105.1 The GOAT. Below are the playoff matchups for the area's teams, all of which will begin their run to Madison next Tuesday at 7 p.m.:

 

DIVISION 2

Luxemburg-Casco vs. Marinette

 

DIVISION 3

Southern Door vs. New Holstein

Sturgeon Bay at Kewaunee

 

DIVISION 4

Algoma at Shiocton

 

DIVISION 5

Sevastopol at Randolph

Gibraltar vs. Suring

Sturgeon Bay's Benesh passes away

A Wisconsin basketball coaching legend has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

First reported by the USA Today Network- Wisconsin, Sturgeon Bay head basketball coach Jim Benesh passed away on Saturday from complications with cancer. He took over the boys' program in 1995, leading them to over 400 wins in the progress. Earlier this season, Benesh was recognized in a pre-game ceremony after he was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

 

Sturgeon Bay basketball is not the only one with a huge void to fill. Benesh had also been serving as the school's softball coach prior to his passing. 

Gibraltar's Lindenberg closes in on 1,000 points on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg could join some elite company on Monday night when they host Sturgeon Bay on Monday night.

 

After scoring 24 points in the Vikings' loss to Southern Door on Friday night, Lindenberg is just three points away from registering 1,000 points in his career. The Vikings saw a six-game winning streak end on Friday, but it was enough to help them secure #4 seed in the WIAA Division 5 playoffs which gives them a home game against Suring next Tuesday.

 

The Clippers are going through the imaginable after learning Saturday that their longtime head coach Jim Benesh passed away from cancer. They have also lost four of their last five games despite strong performances from Isaak Aune (14.3 ppg) and Preston Newton (11.5 ppg) in recent games. 

 

Other Packerland Conference games scheduled for Monday include Algoma hosting Gresham, Sevastopol playing at NEW Lutheran, and Southern Door traveling to Kewaunee on 104.1 WRLU. Below are the playoff matchups for the area's teams, all of which will begin their run to Madison next Tuesday at 7 p.m.:

 

DIVISION 2

Luxemburg-Casco vs. Marinette

 

DIVISION 3

Southern Door vs. New Holstein

Sturgeon Bay at Kewaunee

 

DIVISION 4

Algoma at Shiocton

 

DIVISION 5

Sevastopol at Randolph

Gibraltar vs. Suring

The game will be broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame and senior night festivities and 7:30 p.m. with the tip off.

Phoenix men can't catch Vikings, women play at Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team held on for as long as they could on Sunday afternoon but it was not enough as the Cleveland State Vikings left the Kress Center with the 79-67 victory.

 

The younger Phoenix squad kept the league's best team close for much of the game despite the Vikings holding a distinct advantage on the glass. With the Vikings carrying a six-point lead into the break and for the opening minutes of the second half, the Phoenix went on a 10-2 run that gave them a two-point advantage with under 10 minutes to play. The Vikings went on an 8-0 run to answer and never let the lead go again. Cade Meyer showed a strong inside game to lead the Phoenix with 20 points while Kamari McGee poured in 16 of his own points. The Phoenix will finish the season on the road against UIC and IUPUI before the Horizon League Tournament.

 

It is a similar path for the Phoenix women, who will start a three-game road trip Monday night when they play at Milwaukee. The Phoenix is riding a 10-game winning streak, which includes a home win against the Panthers earlier this month. They swept a pair of games against UIC on Thursday and IUPUI on Saturday to be percentage points out of first place in the Horizon League. The Panthers beat UIC on Saturday after falling to IUPUI on Thursday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Eight Luxemburg-Casco wrestlers advance to state

The Spartans of Luxemburg-Casco will be sending eight wrestlers to state next weekend in Madison.  Eight of the ten Spartan wrestlers finished in the top four to get the opportunity to compete at state.  In the 113 weight class, Isaac Jerabek finished second.  Easton Worachek took first in the 120 class, while Blakelee Bastien took honors in the 126 pound class with close 5-4 decision in the first place match.  Caleb Delebreau also took first in the 132 weight class with a pin. In the 138 pound class, Max Ronsman won with a pin and Hunter Joniaux finished second in the 152 class.  Ryan Routhieaux claimed third place in the 160 weight class and Tanner Schoenebeck took first place in the 170 pound class.  In the 182 class, Ezra Waege finished fourth and will also qualify for state.  The complete results from Saturday’s individual sectional in Oconto Falls are below from TrackWrestling.com.

ournament Results

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Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Wyatt Magolski of New London

• 2nd Place - Peter Tomazevic of Freedom

• 3rd Place - Logan Mueller of Brillion

• 4th Place - Everett Koltz of Wrightstown

1st Place Match

• Wyatt Magolski (New London) 46-2, So. over Peter Tomazevic (Freedom) 28-11, Fr. (Dec 8-3)

2nd Place Match

• Peter Tomazevic (Freedom) 28-11, Fr. over Logan Mueller (Brillion) 42-4, Fr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Logan Mueller (Brillion) 42-4, Fr. over Everett Koltz (Wrightstown) 22-11, So. (Fall 3:54)

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Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Bob Huntley of Brillion

• 2nd Place - Isaac Jerabek of Luxemburg-Casco

• 3rd Place - Sawyer Ostrum of Nekoosa/Assumption

• 4th Place - Hunter Bozile of Oconto Falls

1st Place Match

• Bob Huntley (Brillion) 38-4, Fr. over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-12, So. (MD 13-4)

2nd Place Match

• Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-12, So. over Sawyer Ostrum (Nekoosa/Assumption) 30-9, Fr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Sawyer Ostrum (Nekoosa/Assumption) 30-9, Fr. over Hunter Bozile (Oconto Falls) 12-6, Fr. (Fall 1:07)

120

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Easton Worachek of Luxemburg-Casco

• 2nd Place - Graeson Pankratz of Oconto Falls

• 3rd Place - Brett Soquet of Denmark

• 4th Place - Addison Peissig of Tomahawk

1st Place Match

• Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 44-6, Jr. over Graeson Pankratz (Oconto Falls) 36-10, Sr. (TF-1.5 5:54 (15-0))

2nd Place Match

• Graeson Pankratz (Oconto Falls) 36-10, Sr. over Brett Soquet (Denmark) 33-14, Jr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Brett Soquet (Denmark) 33-14, Jr. over Addison Peissig (Tomahawk) 32-12, Jr. (Dec 9-8)

126

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Blakelee Bastien of Luxemburg-Casco

• 2nd Place - Cole Bozile of Oconto Falls

• 3rd Place - Jordan Dolata of Adams-Friendship

• 4th Place - Vincent Cook of Freedom

1st Place Match

• Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 36-8, Fr. over Cole Bozile (Oconto Falls) 22-6, Fr. (Dec 5-4)

2nd Place Match

• Cole Bozile (Oconto Falls) 22-6, Fr. over Jordan Dolata (Adams-Friendship) 34-10, Sr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Jordan Dolata (Adams-Friendship) 34-10, Sr. over Vincent Cook (Freedom) 19-17, Fr. (TF-1.5 6:00 (19-2))

132

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Caleb Delebreau of Luxemburg-Casco

• 2nd Place - Austin Schmallenberg of New London

• 3rd Place - Isaiah Walker of Marinette

• 4th Place - Ethan Brissette of Peshtigo

1st Place Match

• Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 40-10, So. over Austin Schmallenberg (New London) 30-17, Jr. (Fall 1:12)

2nd Place Match

• Austin Schmallenberg (New London) 30-17, Jr. over Isaiah Walker (Marinette) 24-4, Sr. (Inj. 3:00)

3rd Place Match

• Isaiah Walker (Marinette) 24-4, Sr. over Ethan Brissette (Peshtigo) 32-13, So. (Fall 4:30)

138

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Max Ronsman of Luxemburg-Casco

• 2nd Place - Josh Walker of Marinette

• 3rd Place - Ryan Tomazevic of Seymour

• 4th Place - Carter Kruckeberg of Little Chute

1st Place Match

• Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) 45-4, So. over Josh Walker (Marinette) 21-4, Sr. (Fall 4:50)

2nd Place Match

• Josh Walker (Marinette) 21-4, Sr. over Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 37-5, Jr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 37-5, Jr. over Carter Kruckeberg (Little Chute) 25-7, Sr. (MD 14-2)

145

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Nick Alexander of Wrightstown

• 2nd Place - Nathan VandeHey of Freedom

• 3rd Place - Jake Hall of Amherst

• 4th Place - Luke Trepanier of Oconto Falls

1st Place Match

• Nick Alexander (Wrightstown) 32-8, Jr. over Jake Hall (Amherst) 21-7, So. (Fall 2:46)

2nd Place Match

• Nathan VandeHey (Freedom) 36-5, Jr. over Jake Hall (Amherst) 21-7, So. (Fall 1:30)

3rd Place Match

• Nathan VandeHey (Freedom) 36-5, Jr. over Luke Trepanier (Oconto Falls) 35-16, Jr. (TF-1.5 4:10 (18-2))

152

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Garnett Stebane of Brillion

• 2nd Place - Hunter Joniaux of Luxemburg-Casco

• 3rd Place - Caden Clausen of Freedom

• 4th Place - Bryce Maves of New London

1st Place Match

• Garnett Stebane (Brillion) 33-5, Sr. over Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-11, Sr. (MD 10-1)

2nd Place Match

• Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 37-11, Sr. over Caden Clausen (Freedom) 24-16, Sr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Caden Clausen (Freedom) 24-16, Sr. over Bryce Maves (New London) 9-4, So. (MD 15-5)

160

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Elijah Shefchik of Denmark

• 2nd Place - Mason Evans of Tomahawk

• 3rd Place - Ryan Routhieaux of Luxemburg-Casco

• 4th Place - Devin Stanelle of Little Chute

1st Place Match

• Elijah Shefchik (Denmark) 31-5, Sr. over Mason Evans (Tomahawk) 39-5, Jr. (Dec 3-0)

2nd Place Match

• Mason Evans (Tomahawk) 39-5, Jr. over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-9, Jr. (NC)

3rd Place Match

• Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 24-9, Jr. over Devin Stanelle (Little Chute) 22-10, Sr. (SV-1 11-9)

170

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Trace Schoenebeck of Luxemburg-Casco

• 2nd Place - Tucker Brockman of Freedom

• 3rd Place - Justin Klinkner of Two Rivers

• 4th Place - Logan Bishop of Tomahawk

1st Place Match

• Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 34-6, So. over Justin Klinkner (Two Rivers) 28-14, So. (Fall 1:21)

2nd Place Match

• Tucker Brockman (Freedom) 14-3, Jr. over Justin Klinkner (Two Rivers) 28-14, So. (Dec 7-0)

3rd Place Match

• Tucker Brockman (Freedom) 14-3, Jr. over Logan Bishop (Tomahawk) 36-5, Sr. (Dec 6-2)

182

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Clayton Whiting of Oconto Falls

• 2nd Place - Josh Lahay of Freedom

• 3rd Place - Damon Schmidt of Brillion

• 4th Place - Ezra Waege of Luxemburg-Casco

1st Place Match

• Clayton Whiting (Oconto Falls) 47-1, Sr. over Josh Lahay (Freedom) 21-9, Jr. (Fall 1:58)

2nd Place Match

• Josh Lahay (Freedom) 21-9, Jr. over Damon Schmidt (Brillion) 39-7, Jr. (Dec 6-2)

3rd Place Match

• Damon Schmidt (Brillion) 39-7, Jr. over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 30-18, So. (Dec 6-0)

195

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - Garrett Kilgas of Brillion

• 2nd Place - Chase Matthias of Two Rivers

• 3rd Place - Patrick Moore of Freedom

• 4th Place - Preston Wampler of Adams-Friendship

1st Place Match

• Garrett Kilgas (Brillion) 43-2, Sr. over Chase Matthias (Two Rivers) 34-5, So. (Dec 9-7)

2nd Place Match

• Chase Matthias (Two Rivers) 34-5, So. over Patrick Moore (Freedom) 24-11, So. (Fall 1:23)

3rd Place Match

• Patrick Moore (Freedom) 24-11, So. over Preston Wampler (Adams-Friendship) 27-12, Jr. (Dec 8-3)

220

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - De Evian Ross of New London

• 2nd Place - Marcus Matti of Tomahawk

• 3rd Place - Connor Thomas of Peshtigo

• 4th Place - Anthony Kujawa of Adams-Friendship

1st Place Match

• De Evian Ross (New London) 37-8, Jr. over Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 43-3, Sr. (Dec 8-2)

2nd Place Match

• Marcus Matti (Tomahawk) 43-3, Sr. over Connor Thomas (Peshtigo) 42-9, So. (Dec 5-4)

3rd Place Match

• Connor Thomas (Peshtigo) 42-9, So. over Anthony Kujawa (Adams-Friendship) 26-9, Sr. (Dec 7-3)

285

Guaranteed Places

• 1st Place - James Schaefbauer of Nekoosa/Assumption

• 2nd Place - Matthew Janssen of Little Chute

• 3rd Place - Ben Roman of Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

• 4th Place - Blaze Johnston of Adams-Friendship

1st Place Match

• James Schaefbauer (Nekoosa/Assumption) 36-4, Sr. over Ben Roman (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 27-13, Jr. (Dec 7-2)

2nd Place Match

• Matthew Janssen (Little Chute) 31-2, Sr. over Ben Roman (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 27-13, Jr. (Dec 5-2)

3rd Place Match

• Matthew Janssen (Little Chute) 31-2, Sr. over Blaze Johnston (Adams-Friendship) 12-9, Jr. (Fall 0:40)

(photo courtesy of Dan Rueckl)

Luxemburg-Casco falls in Seymour on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys battled hard but could not overcome a determined Seymour team, falling to the Thunder 63-51 Saturday night in Seymour in non-conference action.  

 

The first half saw numerous lead changes as neither team could take more than a three-point lead, as Seymour went into intermission with a 26-23 advantage.

 

Thunder's Gunar Weyer started fast in the second half hitting two quick three-pointers and the Thunder increase their lead to nine points early in the second half.

 

The Spartans were able to claw back into the game thanks to Peyton Mrotek scoring 18 of his team-high 20 points in the second half.

 

Luxemburg-Casco closed within four points late, but Seymour clinched the game at the free throw line and by forcing several Spartan turnovers at the end.

 

Weyer finished with a game-high 26 points and Pace Jefferson added 16 more to pace the Thunder (12-11).

 

The Spartans (8-9 in NEC, 11-12 overall) will now play Thursday night in Waupaca to finish out the regular season and await the pairings for the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament that will be released on Sunday.  

 

 

Phoenix women win home finale; men try to do the same Sunday

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team will be a tough act to follow for the men after they beat IUPUI 71-56 Saturday afternoon.

 

Hailey Oskey and Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz each scored 16 points on a day where Meghan Pingel played her final regular-season game at the Kress Center after six years in the program. The Jaguars took an early lead that the Phoenix had to fight back to tie in the closing moments of the first quarter. The Phoenix went on to double up the Jaguars in the second quarter and outscore them 21-15 in the final stanza to secure their 10th straight victory. The Phoenix play Milwaukee on Monday.

 

The Phoenix men will play their home finale on Sunday afternoon when they host Cleveland State. They will have a tall task as the Vikings have the best offense in the league at 76.5 points per game and a 47.6-percent field goal percentage. The two teams play Sunday at 2 p.m.

Second half by Cougars bites Vikings in season finale

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team played great in the first half only to see it slip away in the second half in their 60-37 loss at Coleman Saturday afternoon.

 

The Vikings were only down five at the break, but the Cougars outscored them 33-15 in the second half to coast to the victory. Aubrey Bintz scored 14 and Cameron Zeitler added 11 points to lead the Cougars to victory.

 

The Vikings will travel to Florence on Tuesday for their first-round matchup in the WIAA Division 5 playoffs.

Luxemburg-Casco boys battle Seymour Saturday on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball team travel in a non-conference game Saturday night.  The Spartans are looking to position themselves for a better seating in the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament which will be released on Sunday.  Seymour (7-6, 11-11 overall) from the Bay Conference is currently in fifth place and are coached by Bobby Kuchta.

 

Spartan Peyton Mrotek leads Luxemburg-Casco in scoring with an 18.3 average, while Gunar Weyer paces the Thunder with 13.4 points per contest. 

 

Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard 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 Seymour High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

Southern Door vs Gibraltar Vikings

Friday night Southern Door sank their talons into the Gibraltar Vikings winning the game with an eight point lead. The Eagles put an end to the Vikings six game win streak with a tough man-to-man defense with a stellar offense. Drew Daoust ended his night with a total of 21 points assisting his team to victory and adding another win to their now five win streak. Sam Lindenberg held his own during the game ending his night with 24 points and is now three points away from his 1000 point milestone. When the final buzzer rang the final score was 58-50. You can catch both the coaches' interviews on our Facebook page as well as Southern Doors Alumni Hall of Fame induction.

DC United take 13th in state meet

The Door County United swim team finished in the top half of the field during Friday's WIAA Division 2 State Swim Meet.

 

The top finisher was Jacob Norton,  who took third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.68 seconds, one of three swimmers to break 60 seconds in the event. The team finished in the top 15 in every event they competed in on Friday.

 

Click the link to see the full results

Third period dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could only answer two-goal periods by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with single tallies in their 4-2 loss Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Down 2-0 in the first period, Cameron Lund cut the lead in half inside of two minutes remaining. After a scoreless second period, the RoughRiders scored two goals in eight minutes to effectively put the game away. Nicholas Van  Tassell added a goal in the final 45 seconds to cut the lead in half once more before the final horn. Aaron Randazzo took the loss, but stopped 35 of the 39 goals he faced on the night.

Third period dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could only answer two-goal periods by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with single tallies in their 4-2 loss Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Down 2-0 in the first period, Cameron Lund cut the lead in half inside of two minutes remaining. After a scoreless second period, the RoughRiders scored two goals in eight minutes to effectively put the game away. Nicholas Van  Tassell added a goal in the final 45 seconds to cut the lead in half once more before the final horn. Aaron Randazzo took the loss, but stopped 35 of the 39 goals he faced on the night.

Third period dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could only answer two-goal periods by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with single tallies in their 4-2 loss Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Down 2-0 in the first period, Cameron Lund cut the lead in half inside of two minutes remaining. After a scoreless second period, the RoughRiders scored two goals in eight minutes to effectively put the game away. Nicholas Van  Tassell added a goal in the final 45 seconds to cut the lead in half once more before the final horn. Aaron Randazzo took the loss, but stopped 35 of the 39 goals he faced on the night.

Third period dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could only answer two-goal periods by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with single tallies in their 4-2 loss Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Down 2-0 in the first period, Cameron Lund cut the lead in half inside of two minutes remaining. After a scoreless second period, the RoughRiders scored two goals in eight minutes to effectively put the game away. Nicholas Van  Tassell added a goal in the final 45 seconds to cut the lead in half once more before the final horn. Aaron Randazzo took the loss, but stopped 35 of the 39 goals he faced on the night.

Boys' basketball round-up: Algoma's Zimmerman breaks record, Gibraltar/Southern Door on 105.1 The GOAT

One game was played Thursday ahead of Friday night's big slate including one game on NEW Radio Sports Network, but it came with a major accolade.

 

Algoma's Carter Zimmerman scored the points he needed to break the all-time scoring record of Mark Wautlet, who had scored 1,223 in 80 games. Zimmerman was able to do it in 77 games while the Wolves beat Sturgeon Bay 62-59.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar will travel south to Brussels to face Southern Door in a battle of two of the hottest teams in the Packerland Conference. Since the Eagles beat the Vikings 60-53 in Fish Creek, both teams have gone 7-2. The Vikings beat Sevastopol 75-40 and the Eagles held off Algoma 64-51. Both teams feature 20 point scorers, though the Vikings rely on the senior leadership of Sam Lindenberg while freshman Drew Daoust has been leading the way for the Eagles. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. on 105.1 The GOAT with the pregame beginning with Reece Robillard and Bryan Mazur on the call at 7 p.m.

 

Other games scheduled for Friday include Sevastopol hosting Kewaunee at 7:30 p.m. and Luxemburg-Casco traveling to Wrightstown for a 7 p.m. tip.   

Algoma girls holds on to beat Gibraltar on 105.1 The GOAT

The Algoma Wolves and the Gibraltar Vikings traded blows for much of the game on Thursday night in Fish Creek, but it was the visitors that captured the 41-36 victory in a Packerland Conference girls' basketball finale.

 

Fouls and turnovers made for an uneven pace that saw several ties and lead changes in the early going of the first half. In the final minutes, the Wolves were able to knock down some shots to take an 18-13 lead into the break. 

 

The Wolves kicked off the half with a 6-0 run to start the half and would later turn it into a lead as big as 11 as they were able to get Emily Kirchman going with layups and Halle Panger and Ryley Zimmerman with some outside shots. In the latter stages, the Vikings showed their grit with Andie Schar and Chloe Alexander knocking big three-pointers to get to within a one-possession game with under a minute left. The Wolves hit their free throws at the end to stave off the challenge from the Vikings.

 

Mikala Gorham led the Vikings with 14 points while Schar added 12 and Alexander chipped in 11 points. Zimmerman led all scorers with 16 points while Kirchman klcked in 12 points and Ella Madden added seven points.

 

 

 

 

In other Packerland girls' basketball action, Sevastopol fell to Oconto 58-43, Southern Door lost to NEW Lutheran 53-46, and Kewaunee beat Sturgeon Bay 64-25.

Lady Spartans edge Panthers, Adams hits 1,000 scoring mark on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls’ basketball survived a frantic second half comeback by the Oconto Falls Panthers Thursday night, prevailing 41-35 in Luxemburg.  The “senior night” crowd was treated with a last minute victory and some history. 

 

Needing 14 points coming into the game, senior Lauren Adams scored her 1,000 career point with 7:30 left in the second half on a free throw. Teammate Tyler Thiry scored her 1,000th point the same way earlier this month against Clintonville.

 

A defensive and low scoring first half, saw the Spartans slowly build a lead and took a 20-8 advantage into the locker room at halftime.  That set the stage for rally by Oconto Falls and Adams making L-C history.

 

Oconto Falls used full-court pressure and was able to cut into the Spartans lead early in the second half and managed to tie the game at 35-35 with just over a minute left in the game.

 

After a missed shot by the Panthers that would have given them their first lead of the night, Spartan Gabby Wech hit the first of two free throws and Thiry rebounded the second one and converted the hoop with a foul to eventually give L-C a four point lead with less than :30 left to secure the victory. 

 

Thiry led the Spartans with 18 points and Adams finished with 17.  Oconto Falls was led by Alexis Euchlide with 13 points and conference-leading rebounder Haily Peitersen scored 11 points before fouling out with eight minutes to play. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will now prepare to play the Pulaski Red Raiders next Tuesday at home in a WIAA State Regional tournament quarterfinal.  The game will be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK and streamed on NewRadioSportsNetwork.com starting at 6:30 pm with the pregame and tipoff at 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School. 

Gamblers offense wakes up on 104.1 WRLU

Three first-period goals set the tone for what ended up being a 7-1 victory for the Green Bay Gamblers over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Thursday night.

 

Ryan Greene and Matt Deboer made sure no one talked about Bruno Buveris after nine minutes of play after he was chased with two goals in as many shots. John Mittelstadt scored the third goal at the 17-minute mark of the first to stake the Gamblers.

 

After Brody Lamb scored a single tally in the second period, Cameron Lund stretched it to a five-goal lead before Cedar Rapids finally got on the board. Jared Crespo and Owen Murray finished off what was a forgettable night for RoughRiders goaltender who made 18 saves on 24 shots. Aaron Randazzo made 38 saves on 39 shots for the Gamblers.

 

The Gamblers and Roughriders will get after it again Friday night at the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

10 Luxemburg-Casco Wrestlers receive All-NEC honors

As the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans ready for the individual state wrestling tournament this weekend, the North Eastern Conference announced Thursday that the Spartans placed five wrestlers on the first team and five more on second team All-Conference list.  Isaac Jerabek, Easton Worachek, Max Ronsman, Hunter Joniaux, and Trace Schoenebeck are first team All-NEC with all but Joniaux being unanimous selections.  The second team all-conference included Jake Jandrin, Blakelee Bastien, Caleb Delebreau, Tristan Thiry, and Ezra Waege.

 

Clayton Whiting of Oconto Falls was named the North Eastern Conference Wrestler of the Year. 

 

 

NORTH EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-CONFERENCE WRESTLING TEAMS 2021-2022              

                                               

FIRST TEAM                              

                                             WRESTLER            SCHOOL

                                             Alec Bergelin         Denmark

                                             Ethan Shefchik*    Denmark

                                             Jonah Goetsch       Denmark

                                             Nathan VandeHey*            Freedom

                                             Matthew Janssen   Little Chute

                                             Isaac Jerabek*      Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Easton Worachek* Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Max Ronsman*      Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Hunter Joniaux      Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Trace Schoenebeck*          Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Isaiah Walker*      Marinette

                                             Graeson Pankratz  Oconto Falls

                                             Clayton Whiting*   Oconto Falls

                                             Everett Koltz*       Wrightstown

                                             Nick Alexander*    Wrightstown

                                             Isaiah Pennenberg Wrightstown

*Unanimous                              

                                               

NORTH EASTERN CONFERENCE WRESTLER OF THE YEAR              

                                             Clayton Whiting     Oconto Falls

                                               

SECOND TEAM                          

                                             WRESTLER            SCHOOL

                                             Bo Alberts Denmark

                                             Eagan Babiash      Denmark

                                             Jack VanRossum   Freedom

                                             Patrick Moore        Freedom

                                             Hunter Vander Heiden        Freedom

                                             Carter Kruckeberg Little Chute

                                             Devin Stanelle       Little Chute

                                             Jake Jandrin          Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Blakelee Bastien    Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Caleb Delebreau    Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Tristan Thiry         Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Ezra Waege          Luxemburg-Casco

                                             Josh Walker          Marinette

                                             Garrett Ganter      Oconto Falls

                                               

HONORABLE MENTION               

                                             WRESTLER            SCHOOL

                                             Michael Michonski  Clintonville

                                             Brett Soquet         Denmark

                                             Thomas Ullmer      Denmark

                                             Blake Maxwell       Fox Valley Lutheran

                                             Peter Tomazevic    Freedom

                                             Tucker Brockman  Freedom

                                             Trent Feucht          Freedom

                                             Dakota Cuff           Marinette

                                             Jonny Bieber         Marinette

                                             Parker Peterson     Oconto Falls

                                             Jaden Ganter        Oconto Falls

                                             Luke Trepanier      Oconto Falls

                                             Mitchell Kallies      Oconto Falls

                                             Riley Scherg         Waupaca

                                             Owen Krueger       Wrightstown

                                             Owen Garvey        Wrightstown

Gibraltar girls host Algoma on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar girls hope to string victories together for the first time this season on Thursday when Algoma comes to Fish Creek on Thursday.

 

It started with their first victory on Tuesday when the Vikings had a huge weight lifted off their collective shoulders on Monday night with a 53-36 triumph over Sturgeon Bay. Mikayla Gorham sparkled in the first half on her way to a 26 point evening for the Vikings.

 

The Wolves beat Sturgeon Bay in convincing fashion themselves last Friday, holding the Clippers to just two first-half points en route to a 58-20 victory. Halle Panger led the Wolves in scoring with 11 points, but all 13 players on their roster scored at least one point in the victory.

 

It was Sierra Slaby's 15 points that led the Wolves to a 48-27 win over the Vikings on January 15th. Andie Schar led the Vikings with 14 points in the defeat.

 

The game will air on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other Packerland Conference games scheduled for Thursday include Sevastopol traveling to Oconto, Kewaunee hosting Sturgeon Bay for senior night, and Southern Door visiting NEW Lutheran.

Lady Spartans host Oconto Falls in finale on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans host the Oconto Falls Panthers Thursday night in North Eastern Conference basketball in Luxemburg in the regular season finale. 

 

Spartan Taylor Thiry leads Luxemburg-Casco (9-8, 10-13 overall) in scoring with 17.5 points per game and Lauren Adams is within 14 points of eclipsing 1000 points for her career.  Thiry had eclipsed that mark on February 1st against Clintonville.  The two seniors will also be recognized during Senior Night festivities at halftime of the 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.

Gamblers look to turn month around on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope their fortunes turn around Thursday night when they make up their game against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders.

 

For the second time this season, the Gamblers have struggled to find the W column in a single month, registering just one win in five tries in February.  That includes a two-game sweep at the Resch Center last weekend against Youngstown. The Gamblers have been outscored 13-8 during the stretch.

 

The RoughRiders are the Gamblers' lone win this month, but they are also responsible for a 4-1 loss the next night in Cedar Rapids. The Gamblers have a three-point lead over the RoughRiders in the standings, but they have also played two more games. The Roughriders split their games against Chicago and Dubuque last weekend.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the action on 104.1 WRLU when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

Algoma, Sturgeon Bay boys bump game to Thursday

Algoma and Sturgeon Bay will play earlier than the rest of the Packerland Conference this week when the two sides face each other Thursday.

 

The Wolves gave Southern Door a fight on Tuesday but fell to the Eagles 63-51. Carter Zimmerman scored 13 of his game-high 21 points for the Wolves after the break. Owen Robertson chipped in 13 points and Kaden Vardon added 12 in a supporting role for Zimmerman.

 

The Clippers had a big comeback against Iola-Scandanavia on Saturday to force overtime, but were outscored 11-3 in the extra period to lose the game 57-49. Isaak Aune scored 17 points in the loss for the Clippers.

 

Thursday's game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco Wrestling advances to state

The Spartans of Luxemburg-Casco handled business Tuesday night in Amherst coming away with a sectional championship in Division 2 WIAA wrestling.  Defeating the Oconto Falls Panthers 60-10 in the finals, the Spartans advanced by decisively defeating the Freedom Irish 34-28 in the semi-finals earlier in the night.  The Spartans will now return to state in Madison to seek their 13th state championship in school history.  The results from Tuesday’s sectional is below from TrackWrestling.com.

 

WIAA Team Sectional - Luxemburg-Casco

Guaranteed 1st place

Match #1 Semifinal

Luxemburg-Casco defeated Freedom 34-28

160 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jack VanRossum (Freedom) Maj 8-0

170 - Tucker Brockman (Freedom) over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 13-5

182 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Patrick Moore (Freedom) Dec 4-2

195 - Josh Lahay (Freedom) over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) OT 3-1

220 - Carson Clausen (Freedom) over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 9-3

285 - Hunter VanderHeiden (Freedom) over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 0-0

106 - Peter Tomazevic (Freedom) over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 6-0

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Ben Wagner (Freedom) TF 21-6

120 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Brady Bock (Freedom) Fall 0:33

126 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Grayson Ratajczak (Freedom) Maj 10-2

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Vincent Cook (Freedom) Fall 0:52

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Justice Mitchell (Freedom) Fall 1:37

145 - Caden Clausen (Freedom) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

152 - Nathan VandeHey (Freedom) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Match #2 1st Place Match

Luxemburg-Casco defeated Oconto Falls 60-10

170 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Brayden Kozlowski (Oconto Falls) Fall 1:05

182 - Clayton Whiting (Oconto Falls) over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 4:51

195 - Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) over Nick Trepanier (Oconto Falls) Dec 8-4

220 - Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) over Luke Gilbertson (Oconto Falls) Fall 1:24

285 - Mitchell Kallies (Oconto Falls) over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 12-1

106 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Garrett Ganter (Oconto Falls) Maj 11-0

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Hunter Bozile (Oconto Falls) Maj 12-2

120 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Graeson Pankratz (Oconto Falls) Maj 9-0

126 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cole Bozile (Oconto Falls) Dec 6-0

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Parker Peterson (Oconto Falls) Fall 1:04

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jaden Ganter (Oconto Falls) Fall 2:19

145 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) over Luke Trepanier (Oconto Falls) Fall 4:33

152 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Weston Borkovec (Oconto Falls) Fall 1:32

160 - Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Quinton McDonald (Oconto Falls) Fall 0:55

Spartans come up "Short" against Denmark on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys fell to the Denmark Vikings 80-71in North Eastern Conference action Tuesday night.  The shorthanded Spartans battled Denmark all night long but could not overcome Donavan Short’s 27 points, including four resounding dunks.

Denmark took command early in the game with Short scoring 17 points before intermission.  The Spartans trailed by as much as 17 points in the first half, but finished strong with a circus shot made by Evan Dahlke at the buzzer to cut the Vikings lead to 43-34 at half.

 

Luxemburg-Casco pulled within four points twice in the second half, but could not overcome a huge 19-10 advantage of made free throws by Denmark.

  

Spartan Peyton Mrotek led Luxemburg-Casco in scoring with 16 points and Dahlke, Jack Rollin and Caleb Blohowiak added 13 points each.

 

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco (8-8, 11-10 overall) will now travel to Wrightstown on Friday night to face the Tigers.  

 

 

Eagles boys pull away from Wolves

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team quickly turned a seven-point lead at halftime to a 15 point advantage before settling on a 63-51 victory over Algoma Tuesday night.

 

Both teams were slow out of the gate at first before the Eagles' offense finally caught steam. They were able to build a double-digit lead before the Wolves' Carter Zimmerman and Owen Robertson helped keep the game to within seven at the break. Jared Hawkey was able to get to the line with ease in the first half while scoring eight points along the way. A lower leg injury would keep him out the entire second half. 

 

Both offenses fell into a groove early in the second half, but it was Nic Pierre's two three-pointers that put the distance between the two teams that would stay put for good. Drew Daoust scored 15 of his game-high 21 points for the Eagles in the second half while Carter Zimmerman did virtually the same, scoring 13 of his game-high 21 points for the Wolves after the break. Taylor Schaefer added 12 points and Nic Pierre chipped 11 points in the victory. For the Wolves, Owen Robertson scored 13 points and Kaden Vardon added 12 in a supporting role for Zimmerman.

 

Gibraltar handles Sevastopol on 105.1 The GOAT

The Pioneers came out strong in the first half and kept it close for the opening eight minutes but the Vikings were too much and closed the half with a 14 point lead. The Pioneers would battle and hard but end up falling in the end 70-45 to the Vikings. Sam Lindenburg was the leading scorer for the game with 15 points. Coach Burress agreed with the player of the game nod going to Angel Jauregui who help the Pioneers second eading scorer (Bieri) to only 10 points on the Night. Sevastopol's DeYoung had 11. The Vikings will host the Southern Door Eagles Friday and that NRSN Feature Game will be heard on 105.1 The Goat with coverage beginning at 7 p.m.

Vikings defeat Pioneers in thriller on 105.1 The GOAT

The Pioneers came out strong in the first half and kept it close for the opening eight minutes but the Vikings were too much and closed the half with a 14 point lead. The Pioneers would battle and hard but end up falling in the end 70-45 to the Vikings. Sam Lindenburg was the leading scorer for the game with 15 points. Coach Burress agreed with the player of the game nod going to Angel Jauregui who help the Pioneers second eading scorer (Bieri) to only 10 points on the Night. Sevastopol's DeYoung had 11. The Vikings will host the Southern Door Eagles Friday and that NRSN Feature Game will be heard on 105.1 The Goat with coverage beginning at 7 p.m.

Girls basketball round-up: Gibraltar captures first victory

An area girls' basketball team finally has their first win of the season.

 

Gibraltar registered its first win of the season against Sturgeon Bay 53-36.

 

Kewaunee soared past Southern Door 59-30.

 

Sevastopol outpaced NEW Lutheran 52-28.

 

Luxemburg-Casco fell to Valders 60-44

 

Algoma's game against Green Bay West was canceled due to the Wildcats forgoing their varsity schedule this school year. 

Spartan wresting in Amherst Sectional Tuesday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan wrestling will look to return to state on Tuesday as they compete in the Amherst Team Sectional in Division II WIAA state wrestling action.  The Spartans, who claimed the Two Rivers Regional Championship on Saturday and will be wrestling Freedom in the semi-finals starting at 6 pm.  If the Spartans defeat Freedom, they will face the winner of the Amherst-Oconto Falls match in the sectional final and a chance to go to Madison. 

Brewers spring training likely delayed

The Milwaukee Brewers are supposed to be having their pitchers and catchers report on Wednesday, but that is likely not going to happen.

 

MLB officials met with the players' union over the weekend with their counter-offer. According to The Athletic's Evan Drellich and ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the offer included increases to the bonus pool for pre-arbitration players, the minimum salary, and the competitive balance tax thresholds. The MLBPA reportedly walked away from the negotiations "unimpressed." 

 

MLB did not announce that spring training would be delayed but pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report this week with all other players heading to either Arizona or Florida next week. With an estimated four weeks required for players to properly get ready for the season, a delay to the regular season could be next. 

 

The Brewers for their part are still planning to start the season on time, which includes their spring training opener on February 26th against the Los Angeles Angels and their Arctic Tailgate at American Family Field. Opening Day is set for March 31st against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Door County United qualifies eight for state meet

There will be plenty of familiar faces at the Waukesha South High School Natatorium for the WIAA Division 2 State Swim Meet.

 

The Door County United Swim Team will be featured in eight different events on Friday. Its 200-yard medley relay is seeded in the eighth lane in the first heat with a time of 1:46. Ethan Almstadt is in familiar straits in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52. Jacob Norton's 22.57 was quick enough for the seventh spot in the 50-yard freestyle. The 200-yard freestyle relay is seeded sixth in the first heat with a time of 1:32.16. Drew Rass is seeded second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.  Norton will appear in the same event but in the seventh lane in the second heat with a time of 1:01. The 400-yard freestyle relay will be in the second lane of the first heat thanks to a time of 3:28. 

 

DC United's efforts were good for fourth place overall at the Ashwaubenon Sectional on Saturday as they scored 219 points. 

 

 

Girls' basketball round-up: Area teams begin final regular season week

Despite learning their playoff fate on Sunday, there is still plenty of girls' basketball to be played this week.

 

The WIAA announced the playoff brackets for all five of its divisions on Sunday. No local teams earned byes to the regional semifinals, meaning everyone will have to play their first playoff game next Tuesday. Below are the local matchups with all games beginning at 7 p.m.:

 

DIVISION 2

#9 Pulaski at #8 Luxemburg-Casco

 

DIVISION 3

#12 Sturgeon Bay at #5 Kewaunee

#10 Southern Door at #7 Two Rivers

 

DIVISION 4

#9 Algoma at #8 Manawa

 

DIVISION 5

#12 Gibraltar at #5 Florence

#11 Central WI Christian at #6 Sevastopol

 

A mostly full slate of the games is scheduled for Monday including Luxemburg-Casco playing at Valders, Sturgeon Bay hosting Gibraltar, Kewaunee visiting Southern Door, and Sevastopol battling NEW Lutheran in Institute.

Phoenix flounder on the road against Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team saw a 10 point lead disappear quickly late in the second half and went on to lose to the Milwaukee Panthers.

 

The Panthers chipped away at the lead early in the second half, but they would hold the Phoenix without a field goal for over nine minutes and go on their own 19-0 run to flip the game in their favor. It ruined a special performance by Cade Meyer, who scored a team-high 18 points. Nate Jenkins added 15 points and Kamari McGee registered six in their return to their old stomping grounds. 

 

The Phoenix will host Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cleveland State on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kress Events Center for their final two home games of the season.

Bucks plays Valentine's Day matchup against Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks come home for a Valentine's Day matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

The Bucks are coming off a 3-1 road trip out west, losing their final game 131-107 to the Phoenix Suns on February 10th. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday each scored 21 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points in the loss. Bobby Portis also reached double figures for the Bucks.

 

The Blazers come to town on a two-game winning streak against the Knicks and the Lakers after dropping the previous six games. Anfernee Simons has been thrust into the spotlight after Damian Lilliard was shelved due to a core injury and C.J. McCollum was traded last week. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

 

Badgers knocked off by Scarlet Knights

The Wisconsin Badgers welcomed Rutgers to the Kohl Center on Saturday for a Big Ten Conference contest. 

 

The first half was a back and forth battle but Rutgers would ultimately take a three point lead heading into the halftime break. The Badgers would then get outscored in the second half and Rutgers would upset the Badgers winning by a final score of 73-65. 

 

Ron Harper Jr. led Rutgers with 21 points, and Tyler Wahl led Wisconsin with 23 points. The Badgers will be in action again on Tuesday as they will travel to take on Indiana.

Gamblers swept by Phantoms on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers fell big early and could not recover in its 5-2 loss to the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Phantoms put up three goals in the first period and two more in the second before the Gamblers could muster a score. Ryan Greene's goal in the second period and Alex Servagno's short-handed tally in the third were the lone bright spots in the game for the Gamblers. Rastislav Elias and Aaron Randazzo split duties in the net on Saturday after the former was chased just two minutes in the second period. Both goalies made 16 saves. 

Phoenix women topple Titans, men face Milwaukee Sunday

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team continued their winning streak and finished a clean sweep of Michigan with a 53-39 win over Detroit-Mercy.

 

Neither team shot terribly well in the game with both teams shooting under 33 percent on the day and under 22 percent from behind the arc. The difference was in the opportunities as the Phoenix forced 24 turnovers on the afternoon compared to just nine of their own. Sydney Levy and Hailey Oskey each scored 10 points in the win to lead the Phoenix to their longest winning streak in five years.

 

The Phoenix men will head south to Milwaukee to try to steal a game from their in-state rival in a year where they have yet to register a road win. The Panthers won the matchup earlier in the season 63-49 at the Resch Center days before the Phoenix had to postpone a pair of games due to COVID protocols. A win would also salvage a game in their three games in seven-days stretch. They lost to Wright State and Northern Kentucky at home on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Sunday's game begins at 1 p.m.

Badgers look to stay hot vs. Scarlet Knights

The Wisconsin Badgers will welcome Rutgers to the Kohl Center on Saturday in a Big Ten contest. 

 

The Badgers have been playing good basketball as of late, winning four of their last five matchups, including a big win over #13 Michigan State. The Badgers will look to continue their winning play on Saturday against the Scarlet Knights. Johnny Davis leads the Badgers averaging 20 points per game. 

 

The Scarlet Knights are 3-2 in their last five and are looking to pick up an impressive road win in Madison against the Badgers on Saturday. Rutgers is led by Ron Harper Jr. who averaging 15 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 1:00 p.m.

Girls' basketball roundup: Packerland matchups highlight Friday night slate

Seven local girls’ basketball teams took the court on Friday night, and below is a look at the scoreboard from around the area on Friday night. 

 

Kewaunee escaped at home and beat Sevastopol by a score of 46-45. 

 

Algoma played some of their best basketball of the season on their way to a 58-20 win over Sturgeon Bay.

 

Southern Door outlasted Gibraltar 38-30. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco topped Marinette 56-39. 

Local wrestlers prepare for regionals

The Southern Door wrestling team is down to possibly one final weekend of action if they cannot advance out of their regional Saturday in Two Rivers.

 

The Eagles will face the likes of Brillion, Denmark, Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay and Wrightstown in the meet that will send them to sectionals next week and could potentially send them to the team sectional in a few weeks. 

 

It could be a tall task for the Eagles as the regional features six state-ranked wrestlers from Brillion, five from Wrightstown, nine from Luxemburg-Casco, and four from Denmark. No wrestler from Southern Door or Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol cracked the rankings on WIWrestling.com.

 

The first matches begin at 10 a.m. You can follow along here.

 

Kewaunee is wrestling in the Division 3 regional held at Reedsville beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Phoenix men no match for Norse, women face winless Detroit Saturday

A change of home venue did not give the Green Bay Phoenix edge in their 71-62 loss to Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center Friday night.

 

The Norse shot just a few percentage points better from the field against the Phoenix, outscoring them by four in the first half and five half in their victory. The Phoenix are still trying to handle life with only eight players on the team. Cade Meyer scored 14 points with Nate Jenkins and Manny Ansong also reaching double figures. The Phoenix men will head to Milwaukee for a Sunday matinee for their fifth game in eight days.

 

The women will look to keep their winning streak alive against Detroit Mercy. The Phoenix have won six games in a row as they have stormed ahead to potentially get a bye in the Horizon League Tournament. The Titans have not won a game since December 2020. The opening tip is set for 1 p.m.

Grant powers Phantoms past Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers were able to get shots on goal but struggled to get them past goalie Jacob Fowler as they fell 3-1 to the Youngstown Phantoms.

 

Jaden Grant scored the first goal in the closing seconds of the first period to stake the Phantoms to a 1-0 lead. Sawyer Scholl tied the game in the opening minute of the second period for the Gamblers only to have Grant break it 14 minutes later. Kenta Isogai put the game well out of reach in the 10th minute of the third period to secure the victory for the Phantoms. Aaron Randazzo took the hard loss for the Gamblers, saving 29 of the 32 shots faced. 

 

The two teams will square off again Saturday night at the Resch Center with the puck drop at 7:05 p.m on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Girls' basketball teams make final case before Selection Saturday

The area's girls' basketball teams will have one more night to build their case for the WIAA Playoffs with matchups on Friday night.

 

At 7 p.m., Luxemburg-Casco will travel north to face Marinette in a NEC matchup.

 

At 7:30 p.m., Packerland Conference action includes Sevastopol visiting Kewaunee, Gibraltar hosting Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Algoma.

 

The WIAA is scheduled to set the brackets for the playoff field this weekend. 

Gamblers look to get back on track on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope to regain some of the magic they had earlier this season when the Youngstown Phantoms return to the Resch Center for a pair of games.

 

The Gamblers struggled in their first matchups of the month last weekend. They lost to the Chicago Steel on Friday night before splitting their pair of matchups against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. While their offense has been limited, the Gamblers' goalkeepers have been keeping them in games. Rastislav Elias is becoming more comfortable as the season has gone along, stopping 61 of the 67 shots he faced against the RoughRiders. 

 

The Phantoms enter the contest tied with the Gamblers in the standings at 37 points, which is good for fifth in the division. They lost both of their games last weekend against the Madison Capitols.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the call both nights on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with the puck drop at 7:05 p.m.

Gibraltar survives scare from Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT

Neither Gibraltar or Peshtigo could shake the other in Thursday's game, but it was the Vikings that were able to hold on for the 49-48 victory.

 

The game started as a battle between Gibraltar's Jake Schar and Sam Lindenberg and Peshtigo's Kaine Fort and Christian Boyle as the pairs traded shots throughout the first half. The Vikings entered the second half with a slim one-point lead, only to see the Bulldogs go on two separate 5-0 runs to extend their lead to four. The game would get tied up several times in the latter stages of the half before Will Friedenfels providing the offense underneath and other players knocking down their free throws. The Bulldogs had one last opportunity in the final seconds of the game, but the shots simply would not fall.

Lindenberg led the Vikings with 21 points while Boyle paced the Bulldogs with 18 points. Both players hit three three-pointers in the contest. Thursday's game concluded a stretch of five games in eight days for the Vikings, ending it in fashion with a 4-1 record. They are back in action Tuesday when they play at home against Sevastopol.

 

 

In other local action, Luxemburg-Casco lost to Freedom 74-39, Kewaunee beat Oconto 78-53, and Algoma eliminated a 10-point halftime deficit and beat Sevastopol 40-37

 

Friday's action includes Sevastopol traveling to Kewaunee for a makeup game. The opening tip is set for 6 p.m.

 

Phoenix women keep winning streak alive against Oakland

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team is getting hot at the right time as they beat Oakland 60-57 in Michigan Thursday night.

 

For the third time in four games, the Phoenix were locked in a tight game down the stretch with neither team able to build a big lead. They did see a 12 point lead almost disappear before Maddy Schreiber's layup and free throws made by Meghan Pingel put the game out of reach for the Golden Grizzlies. Hailey Oskey scored 18 points for the Phoenix while Jasmine Kondrakiewicz and Bailey Butler each chipped in eight points in the victory. They travel to Detroit to face the Titans on Saturday.

 

In other Phoenix action, the men will try their luck again Friday night when they host Northern Kentucky. They lost earlier this week to Wright State 79-62. The Norse have won six of their last seven games as they have charged up to fourth place in the Horizon League. The tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center.

Clippers fall to Eagles in Packerland rivalry on 104.1 WRLU

The Sturgeon Bay boys’ basketball team traveled to Southern Door on Thursday night to take on the Eagles in a Packerland Conference battle. 

 

The Clippers got out to a hot start taking a 9-3 lead on the Eagles before both teams would get hot offensively. Preston Newton caught fire for the Clippers hitting four first-half threes on his way to scoring 16 first-half points after only having 4 in their first meeting. Drew Daoust was able to one-up that as he had 18 at the halftime break and was perfect from the charity stripe. 

 

Southern Door would go on a run at the start of the second half and that would be enough to seal the victory for the Eagles on Senior night by a final score of 63-51. Drew Daoust led the Eagles with 30 points and Taylor Schaefer added 10. 

 

Preston Newton led the Clippers with 17 and Chris Lodl added 11. The Clippers will next be in action on the road against Iola-Scandinavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls basketball in final days before seeding meeting

The road to Resch Center will look a lot clearer later this week for the area's girls basketball teams.

 

February 12th is when seeding meetings will begin to slot the state's girls' basketball teams. The teams were grouped by regions in August. Regionals will start on February 22nd and conclude with the regional final on February 26th. Sectionals would take place on March 3rd and 5th and the state tournament hosted at the Resch Center in Green Bay would be played on March 11th and 12th. Below are the regions that will be seeded this weekend.

 

Division 2, Sectional 2 (Semifinal at Green Bay Southwest, Final at West Bend West)

Ashwaubenon

Fox Valley Lutheran

Green Bay Southwest

Luxemburg-Casco

Marinette

Menasha

Notre Dame

Pulaski

Seymour

West De Pere

(Green Bay West removed itself from the sectional in December when it canceled its varsity season)

 

Division 3, Sectional 2 (Semifinal at Two Rivers, Final at Brillion)

Brillion

Campbellsport

Chilton

Denmark

Kewaunee

Kiel

New Holstein

Oostburg

Sheboygan Falls

Southern Door

Sturgeon Bay

Two Rivers

 

DIvision 4, Sectional 2 (Semi Final at Crivitz, Final at Appleton East)

Algoma

Bonduel

Coleman

Crandon

Manawa

Mishicot

Oconto

Roncalli

St. Mary Catholic

Shiocton

Weyauwega-Fremont

 

Division 5, Sectional 2 (Semi-Final at Gillett, Final at D.C. Everest)

Bowler

Florence

Gibraltar

Gillett

Goodman-Pembine

Lena

Niagara

Oneida Nation

Suring

Three Lakes

Wabeno/Laona

Wausaukee

White Lake

(Elcho, Phelps, St. Thomas Aquinas removed themselves from the regional earlier this season)

 

Division 5, Sectional 4 (Semi-Final at Hilbert, Final at TBD)

Cambria-Friesland

Central Wisconsin Christian

Eastbrook Academy

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah

NEW Lutheran

Hilbert

Hustisford

Lourdes Academy

Oakfield

Randolph

Reedsville

Sevastopol

Sheboygan Christian

Sheboygan Lutheran

Stockbridge

Wayland Academy

Boys' basketball preview: Vikings look to keep streak alive on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team hopes to keep their winning streaking rolling when they travel to Peshtigo on Thursday night for a return to Packerland Conference action.

 

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg was a one-man wrecking crew with 38 points in the team's 78-47 victory over Goodman-Pembine on Tuesday. After a three-game losing streak, the Vikings have won five of their last six games including the last four in a row. 

 

The Bulldogs currently sit on top of the Packerland Conference with a 10-2 record and an overall mark of 15-4. Led by Landon Lemke's 14 points per game, the Bulldogs have gone 5-3 in their last eight contests including a 66-42 win over Algoma on Tuesday.

 

Other boys' basketball games include Southern Door holding their senior night celebration against Sturgeon Bay on 104.1 WRLU, Luxemburg-Casco visiting Freedom, Sevastopol hosting Algoma, and Kewaunee playing at Oconto. The Spartans play beginning at 7 p.m. while the Packerland Conference games are set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Bucks look to stay hot vs. Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Phoenix on Thursday night to take on the Suns.

 

Both teams enter this contest playing some good basketball as the Suns are 9-1 in their last 10 games and the Bucks are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are 16-12 on the road this year but are looking to pick up their fourth straight road win. It will not be an easy task for the Bucks, as the Suns currently have the best record in the NBA. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m.

Phoenix men stumble in Resch finale

The final game for the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team at the Resch Center struck a familiar chord as they lost to Wright State 78-62 Wednesday night.

 

Playing with just slightly more than a half a full roster, the Raiders wore down the Phoenix over the length of the game. The Phoenix had a slim lead late in the first half before the Raiders were able to enter the break with a four-point lead. A 25-5 run by the Raiders was a backbreaker for the Phoenix which went on to lose its sixth straight game. Kamari McGee continued to be a bright spot for the Phoenix in his freshman season, scoring a career-high 24 points while Manny Ansong and Nate Jenkins also reached double figures.

 

The Phoenix men will play on campus for the rest of the season, including Friday's game at the Kress Events Center against Northern Kentucky.

Phoenix set to host Wright State

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team hopes some home cooking can help them get some wins in the standings this week when they host Wright State on Wednesday. 

 

The Phoenix have gone winless on the road this season which has included at least their last four games. Four of the next five games in 11 days will be at either the Resch Center or the Kress Events Center. The Raiders beat Oakland in their last game by 11 points as they currently hold third place in the Horizon League. The Phoenix's Cade Meyer comes into the game as the league's reigning freshman of the week.

 

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball round-up: Seven area teams make up Tuesday night slate

Seven girls’ basketball teams from Door and Kewaunee Counties were in action on Tuesday night, below is a look at the final scores from those games:

 

Gibraltar wasn’t able to get their first win of the season as they fell to Sevastopol 75-30. 

 

Kewaunee was able to pick up a big conference win over Peshtigo 48-42. 

 

Sturgeon Bay traveled to Fond Du Lac and ended up dropping their contest to St. Marys Springs 72-22. 

 

Algoma knocked off Southern Door on the road 44-41. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco topped Freedom 66-31.

Badgers pick up another impressive road win

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to East Lansing on Tuesday night to take on the Michigan State Spartans in Big Ten play. 

 

Wisconsin led by 6 at the break and were able to use a 41 point second half to beat the Spartans on the road 70-62. 

 

Johnny Davis returned to old form and posted 25 points to lead the Badgers. The Badgers will return home on Saturday to face Rutgers.

Bucks win 3rd straight road game over Lakers

The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Los Angeles Lakers on the road on Tuesday night in a late night showdown. 

 

The Bucks were in control for most of the game and ended up taking the win by a score of 131-116. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 44 points. 

 

The Bucks will next be in action on Thursday as they will be in Phoenix to take on the Suns in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals.

Phoenix women upends Milwaukee

Monday's game was worth the wait as the Green Bay Phoenix women beat Milwaukee 65-56.

 

Neither team could put much more than a few points between them until the fourth quarter until the Phoenix outscored the Panther 19-12. Neither team had a lead larger than four before the game's closing moments. Bailey Butler and Hailey Oskey each scored 14 points while Meghan Pingel added 11 points in the victory for the Phoenix. The team has won nine of their last 11 games including the last six in a row.

Girls' basketball preview: Conference games highlight conference slate

The girls' basketball slate on Tuesday is littered with conference matchups as teams jockey for playoff positioning.

 

In the NEC, Luxemburg-Casco takes their crack at Freedom when they play host for a 7 p.m. tip.

 

In the Packerland Conference, Algoma visits Southern Door, Sevastopol hosts Gibraltar, and Kewaunee battles at Peshtigo. All of those games begin at 7:30 p.m. Sturgeon Bay plays the lone non-conference game when they play St. Mary Springs at 7:15 p.m.

Vikings boys stave off Blue Devils rally on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team survived a scare from the Oconto Blue Devils in the second half but still managed to win the game 66-59 in front of raucous crowd in Fish Creek.

 

The Vikings and the Blue Devils traded runs in the first half thanks to a pair of three-pointers each made by Sam Lindenberg and Jake Schar in the opening minutes of the game. Lindenberg would hit a three-pointer later in the half to kick off a rally that would send the Vikings into the locker room with a 12 point lead. 

 

The Blue Devils would clamp down on defense and take advantage of the Vikings in transition as they scored 37 of their 59 points in the second half. Kadin Baxter scored eight of his ten points and Carter Koch scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the second half to get it to within a possession in the final minutes. Schar hit the majority of his free throws en route to a 13 point night as he helped lead the Vikings to victory. Lindenberg led all scorers with 22 points while Will Friedenfels chipped in 12 points.

 

The Vikings are off to Goodman-Pembine for a 7:15 p.m. tip on Tuesday. Goodman-Pembine has lost two straight games after winning five of their previous seven. They are led by Boone Larison, who averages 20.8 points per game. NEW Radio Sports Network will have Thursday's game against Peshtigo on 105.1 The GOAT.

 

In other Monday basketball action, Luxemburg-Casco held off Little Chute 60-53, Kewaunee toppled NEW Lutheran 71-55, Sturgeon Bay cruised past Sevastopol 91-58, and Southern Door bested Two Rivers 68-54.

 

Algoma will play Peshtigo at home beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Badgers set for "big" battle vs. Michigan State

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to East Lansing to take on the #13 Michigan State Spartans in Big Ten play on Tuesday night. 

 

Wisconsin will look to even things up against the Spartans as they dropped the first game of the series to Michigan State at the Kohl Center. The Badgers will look for a bounce back game from player of the year candidate Johnny Davis who had just 4 points against Penn State in their last game. Davis is averaging 20 points per game to go along with 8 rebounds per game. 

 

The Spartans come in with a record of 17-5 and are led by Gabe Brown who is averaging 13 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m.

Bucks search for third straight road win

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to win their third straight game on the road on Tuesday night as they face off with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

 

The Bucks have won three games in a row and seven of their last nine and are hoping to keep that momentum going against the Lakers on Tuesday night. The Bucks will rely on Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the charge against the Lakers as he is averaging 28 points per game and will look to get contributions from Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday who are also averaging double figures. 

 

The Lakers have been struggling so far this season looking far different from the team they were when they won the 2020 NBA Championship. They will look to get some momentum from beating a hot Bucks team at home. LeBron James leads the Lakers with 29 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m.

Gibraltar boys looks to keep momentum against Oconto on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team will look to win their third game in a row and their fourth in five games when they host Oconto on Monday.

 

The Vikings won consecutive games last week when they beat Algoma 61-50 on Thursday and busted through against NEW Lutheran 79-60 the next night in Green Bay. Sam Lindenberg led Gibraltar with 21 points and Jake Schar added 18 of his own in the matchup against the Blazers, who are ranked in the top 5 in Division 5 in the state.

 

The Blue Devils have struggled in 2022, winning only twice in 10 games since January 4th. They did break a three-game losing streak with a 61-47 win over Algoma on Friday. Kadin Baxter leads the Blue Devils in scoring at over 17 points a game and Luke Krueger is averaging a double-double a game with 12.4 ppg/11 rpg. 

 

Tim Kowols and Tanner DeGrave 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 on the schedule for Monday include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Little Chute, Southern Door hosting Two Rivers, Kewaunee playing at home against NEW Lutheran, and Sevastopol traveling to Sturgeon Bay. Algoma's game will now be played Tuesday.

Gamblers fall against RoughRiders

For the second straight game, the Green Bay Gamblers' offense struggled to find shots against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders' defense as they fell on the road Sunday afternoon 4-1 in Iowa.

 

After the RoughRiders scored inside of the game's first 70 seconds, Luke Weilandt tied the game up for the Gamblers' only goal of the game. The RoughRiders would score once in the second and twice in the third period to send the Gamblers to their third consecutive loss on the weekend. Rastislav Elias stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced.

 

The Gamblers were only able to muster 44 shots in two games against the RoughRiders. Only 24 combined shots came after the first period in the two games.

Mastodons stomp past Phoenix men in second half, women host Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team kept it close through one half but saw IPFW coast in the second half to a 71-55 victory Sunday afternoon.

 

The Phoenix built a five-point lead before a 17-8 run by the Mastodons flipped the script to go heading into the second half. The Mastodons could never extend their lead much past 12 points in the second half, but the Phoenix could never get their deficit into the single digits as they lost their 10th straight road game. Cade Meyer registered 13 points and Manny Ansong chipped in 10. Southern Door product Ryan Claflin had his first start of the season, finishing with eight points, three assists, and two rebounds in a team-high 35 minutes.

 

The Phoenix women will play the first of two make-up games against Milwaukee Monday night at the Kress Center. Their first attempts at games were postponed due to COVID issues within the Panthers program. The Phoenix are coming off a two-game sweep of their weekend games against Youngstown State and Robert Morris. A 25-0 run propelled the Phoenix to 57-41 win over Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers were nipped by the Penguins of Youngstown State 60-56 over the weekend after outscoring the Colonials by 20 in their first game of the weekend. Monday's game is set for 7 p.m.

Bucks win second straight over Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night in their second straight road game. 

 

The first quarter was a back and forth battle but the Clippers used the three point shot to propel themselves to a 32-28 lead heading into the second frame. The Bucks would return to form in the second quarter and were able to close the gap and create their own lead which was at six before Bobby Portis beat the halftime buzzer to take a 60-51 lead into the halftime break. 

 

The Bobby Portis three created a spark that carried over into the second half as the Bucks played some of their best basketball in the third quarter to extend their lead. The Clippers were not going down without a fight as they cut the lead to single digits in the fourth, but another run from Milwaukee would help them walk away with a 137-113 victory. 

 

The Bucks had three players go over the 20 point mark with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way with 28, while Jrue Holiday added 27 and Bobby Portis added 24. The Bucks will be in action again on Tuesday as they will stay in L.A to face LeBron James and the Lakers with tip set for 9:00 p.m.

Badgers hang on against Penn State

The Wisconsin Badgers welcomed the Penn State Nittany Lions to the Kohl Center on Saturday night in a Big Ten Conference game.

 

The first half left a lot to be desired for both teams as the score going into the halftime break was 18-13 in favor of the Badgers. The Badgers would get outscored in the second half but the narrow lead they built up in the first half was enough to escape with a 51-49 victory. 

 

Steven Crowl led the Badgers with 13 and Tyler Wahl added 12. The Badgers will next be in action on Tuesday as they take on #13 Michigan State on the road.

Bucks top Blazers on the road

The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Western Conference Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night in the Moda Center. 

 

The Bucks outscored the Blazers in every frame except for the fourth quarter and that helped propel them to an impressive 137-108 win in Portland. 

 

Bobby Portis led the Bucks with 30 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 29. The Blazers were led by Anfernee Simons and Ben McLemore who each scored 19 in the game. The Bucks turn right around to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.

Eagles crush Clippers on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door girls’ basketball team traveled to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday night to take on the Lady Clippers in a Packerland Conference contest. 

 

Southern Door grabbed an early lead in the game and never looked back, winning the game by a final score of 70-28. 

 

In other area girls’ basketball action on Saturday Gibraltar fell to Peshtigo 51-24.

Door County United wins conference

The Door County United swim team can add another Eastern Wisconsin Conference swimming championship to its mantle.

 

According to the USA Today Network-Wisconsin, Door County scored 106 points on the day with Plymouth finishing behind them with 95 points.

 

Jacob Norton led the way with wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Door County United also picked up a win in the 200 Medley Relay.

 

200 Medley R: 1. Door County United (Race Kasten, Drew Rass, Connor Thompson, Jacob Norton) 1:46.08; 2, Brillion/Valders/Chilton (Jack Shaver, David Suttner, Bryce Van Rooy, Bryce Hedtke) 1:48.43; 3, Berlin/Green Lake (Erik Olmen, Derek Zamzow, Jeff Manata, Kaden Fritz) 1:49.05. 200 Free: 1, David Suttner BVC 1:51.43; 2, Daniel Boyer K/EL 1:59.31; 3, James Pollock DCU 1:59.91. 200 IM: 1, Forest Olsen PLY 2:03.38; 2, Nolan Zarn TR/R 2:16.24; 3, Drew Rass DCU 2:16.92. 50 Free: 1, Jacob Norton DCU :23.07; 2, Ben Coley PLY :23.33; 3, Ethan Almstadt DCU :23.71. 100 Fly: 1, Forest Olsen PLY :55.03; 2, Erik Olmen B/GL :58.79; 3, Gavin Buechel BVC 1:02.16. 100 Free: 1, David Suttner BVC :50.23; 2, Derek Zamzow B/GL :51.41; 3, Ethan Almstadt DCU :51.81. 500 Free: 1, Philip Malo TR/R 5:27.19; 2, Daniel Boyer K/EL 5:27.88; 3, Daniel Madson K/EL 5:36.34. 200 Free R: 1, Plymouth (Ben Coley, Human du Plessis, Jacob Gruttner, Forest Olsen) 1:34.16; 2, Door County (Ethan Almstadt, Logan Filan, Drew Rass, Jacob Norton) 1:34.39; 3, Brillion/Valders/Chilton (David Suttner, Bryce Van Rooy, Bryce Hedtke, Gavin Buechel) 1:38.88. 100 Back: 1, Ben Coley PLY :57.57; 2, Race Kasten DCU :58.15; 3, Jack Shaver BVC 1:02.83. 100 Breast: 1, Jacob Norton DCU 1:04.60; 2, Derek Zamzow B/GL 1:06.51; 3, Drew Rass DCU 1:07.50. 400 Free R: 1, Plymouth (Ben Coley, Human du Plessis, Jacob Gruttner, Forest Olsen) 3:26.29; 2, Door County United (Ethan Almstadt, James Pollock, Logan Filan, Connor Thompson) 3:34.60; 3, Two Rivers/Roncalli (Max Senfleben, Nolan Zarn, Nathan Jackson, Philip Malo) 3:43.11.

Gamblers win front end of home-and-home vs. RoughRiders

The Green Bay Gamblers will head to Cedar Rapids after beating the RoughRiders at the Resch 3-2 on Saturday.

 

The Gamblers jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals by Will Staring and Jackson  Hallum in the first period and Brody Lamb in the second period. The RoughRiders would challenge the Gamblers registering single tallies in the second and third periods while registering 22 of their 31 shots. Rastislav Elias was up for the challenge, making 29 saves along the way.

 

The two teams will square off on Sunday at 4:05 p.m.

Phoenix women pound Colonials, men conclude road trip

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team limited Robert Morris University to just eight first-half points to a 57-41 win Saturday afternoon.

 

The Phoenix had balanced scoring up and down its line up with Hailey Oskey leading the team with 10 points and four others scoring at least seven points. The defense stole the show in the first half, limiting the Colonials to a shooting percentage of just 10 percent. The Phoenix led by as much as 28 points at one point, but a late 11-2 run by the Colonials showed they were not going to go back to Pennsylvania without a fight. The Phoenix would not allow the Colonials to get closer than 13 points the rest of the way as they were able to hold a double-digit lead for all but four minutes of the game.

 

The Phoenix men will conclude their road trip Sunday at 1 p.m. when they travel to IPFW to battle the Mastodons. They are still looking for their first road win of the season.

Eagles visit Clippers on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door girls’ basketball team will travel to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday to take on the Clippers in a Packerland Conference game. 

 

The Clippers are coming off of a loss against Florence on Friday night and are looking to turn things around vs. the conference rival Eagles. The Eagles fell to Oconto Falls on Thursday night in their last game and are looking to bounce back on the road vs. the Lady Clippers. 

 

The game will be broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper with Tanner DeGrave on the call. Pregame begins at 7 p.m followed by tip at 7:30.

Boys basketball roundup: Vikings headline Friday night with win over first place Blazers

Five area boys basketball teams were in action last night, and below is a recap of all the action. 

 

Gibraltar took a trip to N.E.W Lutheran on Friday night and were able to upset the first place Blazers by a score of 79-60. 

 

Algoma fell to Oconto on the road 61-47. 

 

Sturgeon Bay was unable to top Peshtigo, losing by a score of 76-68. 

 

Southern Door had no problem with Sevastopol winning 80-42.

Eagles crush Pioneers on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door boys’ basketball team took a trip to Sevastopol on Friday night to take on the Pioneers in a Packerland Conference contest. 

 

Southern Door got out of the gates hot as they scored the first 10 points of the game before Sevastopol could get on the board. From there they would keep building their double digit lead to take a 42-19 lead into the halftime break led by Jared Hawkey with 17 first half points. Southern Door would not look back in the second half, outscoring the Pioneers by 15 and walking away with a 80-42 win over the Pioneers. 

 

Drew Daoust led the Eagles with 28 and Jared Hawkey added 23. Sevastopol was led by Franklin Ash with 13 and Tommy Giblin added 10.

Bucks visit Trail Blazers on Saturday night

The Milwaukee Bucks are getting set to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. 

 

The Bucks are coming off of a win against the Washington Wizards in their last game and are looking to take that momentum on the road with them against the Trail Blazers. Portland has been playing below average basketball as of late and is looking to get a big win over a solid Milwaukee Bucks team. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m. in Portland

Local wrestlers get final tune-up in Preble Tourney

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Kewaunee, and Southern Door will get their final matches in ahead of next weekend's regional tournament. 

 

The Eagles will be joined by Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Coleman, De Pere, Denmark, Florence, Green Bay West, Kewaunee, Manitowoc Lincoln, Menasha, Pulaski, Shawano Community, Sheboygan North, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol for the tournament that begins at 9:30 a.m. at Green Bay Preble High School. The Eagles and the Storm have had good success at their tournaments this season while the Clippineers have competed hard with the numbers they have available.

 

The Eagles and Clippineers will appreciate the tough competition before next week's Division 2 regional tournament which will feature Brillion, Luxemburg-Casco, Wrightstown, Denmark, and host Two Rivers. The Storm will compete in Division 3 again this year, facing the likes of Reedsville, Cedar Grove- Belgium, Mishicot, St. Lawrence Seminary, and Valders.

Phoenix men see road woes continue, women welcome Robert Morris

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team just can't get a break on the road as they fell 85-69 to Cleveland State Friday night.

 

The Vikings shot 64 percent from the field to get past the Phoenix, including 56 percent from behind the arc. Nate Jenkins made the most of his first start of the season, scoring a team-high 19 points in 36 points. Manny Ansong and Cade Meyer chipped in 17 apiece in the loss. 

 

The Phoenix women look to make it four wins in a row when they welcome Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The women are coming off a thrilling one-point, double-overtime victory over Youngstown State on Thursday. The Colonials lost 68-48 to Milwaukee on Thursday in the first leg of their swing through Wisconsin. 

Gamblers can't skate past Steel, welcome RoughRiders on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers' offense stalled against the Chicago Steel in its 3-1 loss Friday night.

 

After a scoreless first period, Matt Deboer got the Gamblers on the board first with a goal from John Mittelstadt nine minutes into the second period. The Steel would score two unanswered goals, including the eventual game-winner from Sam Lipkin to start off the third period. An empty netter gave the Steel its final margin of victory.  

 

The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center and on 104.1 WRLU Saturday night when they welcome Cedar Rapids to town. Near the bottom of the division, the RoughRiders are 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games. 

Vikings boys slam Blazers 79-60 on 105.1 The GOAT

There would be no let-up this time around as the Gibraltar boys' basketball team took down the NEW Lutheran 79-60 in Green Bay Friday night.

 

Almost a month-and-a-half after seeing a 10 point halftime lead against the Blazers turn into a 62-60 defeat, the Vikings saw the opportunity present itself once again. The Vikings got there by going on a 13-5 run coming out of a Blazers timeout to give themselves a 10-point cushion they would not get up. The Vikings would extend the lead to as much as 22 points before the Blazers were able to take advantage of the bonus to trim the lead to as small as 15 before Will Friedenfels and Sam Lindenberg knocked down their free throws.

 

Key to the win was the defensive pressure the Vikings placed on the Blazers' top player. Averaging more than 20 points per game entering the game, Bela Salm and others limited Tristian Lynch to just four points, all of which came from the free-throw line. The  Blazers had to rely on Elijah Meerstein (14 points), Jack Henschel, and Lucas Dhein (12 each) to fill in his absence. Lindenberg led Gibraltar with 21 points and Jake Schar added 18 of his own. Friedenfels scored 13 points, who along with Trevor Ash had two dunks in the game. 

 

The Vikings are set to play Oconto on Monday in a game that will air on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

In other boys' basketball action Friday night, Southern Door handled Sevastopol 80-42 on 103.3 The Clipper, Algoma lost to Oconto 61-47, and Sturgeon Bay fell short to Peshtigo 76-68.

Girls' basketball round-up: Algoma edges Sevastopol

The Packerland Conference continued to show its parity Thursday night as the season heads to its final weeks of the season before the playoffs.

 

Algoma held onto its 15-9 halftime lead to beat Sevastopol 36-31.

 

Southern Door fell to Oconto Falls in non-conference action 70-41.

 

On Friday, Sturgeon Bay welcomes Florence for a 7:30 p.m. tip, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Little Chute for a 7 p.m. matchup, and Kewaunee plays a make-up game at home against Oconto at 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix women pick up big double OT win, men hit road again

For the first time in 45 days, the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team was able to walk off of Carol's Court with a victory, even if it took them a while to do it.

 

The Phoenix women prevailed in double OT over Horizon League-leading Youngstown State 70-69. The Penguins could never extend their two-point lead after one quarter of play despite holding a 12-4 lead at one point. Reigning player of the week Hailey Oskey tied the game with a pair of free throws to force the extra frame for the Phoenix. The Penguins charged out in double OT to lead 69-64 only to see the Phoenix end the game on a 6-0 run to capture the win. Oskey ended the game with 14 points while Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz added 13 points and six rebounds. They are back in action for a Saturday matinee against Robert Morris at 6 p.m.

 

The Phoenix men will look to reverse their road game fortunes when they travel to Cleveland State on Friday. The team is winless away from Titletown this year, including their close 62-60 loss to Robert Morris in their last game. The Phoenix is looking for a player to step up offensively after Donovan Ivory, their leading scorer, was dismissed from the team. Their game begins at 6 p.m.

Gamblers begin three-game stretch at home on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will play their first of three games Friday night when the Chicago Steel come to town again.

 

The Gamblers played the Steel three times in January, winning twice against the top team in its division. The team has split their last four games, but ended last week on a high note when Ryan Greene scored on a breakaway in overtime to beat Muskegon 5-4. The Steel are thankful to get out of the month of January as they lost their stranglehold on the division to Muskegon with a 2-4-1 record in that span.

 

The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on Friday night with the game airing on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. Saturday's game will also be at the Resch Center and airing on the NEW Radio Sports Network while Sunday's contest is a road game. Both of those games are against Cedar Rapids.

 

 

Eagles win dual-meet finale against Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrapped up their dual meet season Thursday night against each other with the Eagles winning two of the three contested matches.

 

According to SBS Wrestling's Facebook page, Zak Wrobel escaped with the only victory of the night for the Clippineers while Southern Door's Brodie Overbeck beat Ben Roman and Thomas Jackson got the best of Ethan Denamur.

 

The two teams will compete at a tournament hosted by Green Bay Preble on Saturday before next week's regional meet at Two Rivers. 

 

Picture courtesy of SBS Wrestling

Eagles travel to take on Pioneers on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door boys’ basketball team will be on the road on Friday night as they travel to take on the Sevastopol Pioneers in a Packerland conference contest. 

 

Southern Door (9-8, 7-3) is coming off of a non-conference loss to Luxemburg-Casco in their last outing and are 3-2 in their last five games. This is the second time these two teams are meeting this season, as Southern Door walked away with the first game by a score of 77-64. The Eagles are led by Drew Daoust who is averaging 18 points per game and Taylor Schaefer who is averaging 9 points per game. 

 

The Pioneers (3-13, 0-8) desperately need a win as they have dropped their last twelve consecutive games. Their three wins on the season have come at home and they are looking to get back in the win column at home on Friday night. The Pioneers are led by Jack de Young who is averaging 15 points per game and Manav Jandu who is averaging 9 points per game. 

 

The game will be broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper with Tanner DeGrave and Reece Robillard on the call with pregame set for 7 p.m. followed by tip at 7:30.

 

In other Thursday night action, Luxemburg-Casco blew out Oconto Falls 81-59. Friday's action includes Gibraltar traveling to NEW Lutheran on 105.1 The GOAT, Sturgeon Bay visiting Peshtigo,  and Algoma playing at Oconto. 

Vikings boys tame Wolves, look to put out Blazers on 105.1 The GOAT

Three players reached double figures and two others were a basket away in Gibraltar's 61-50 win over Algoma Thursday.

 

The Vikings charged ahead with a 30-23 lead at halftime and were able to hold off the Wolves in the second half from eating away at their advantage. The Wolves were able to stay in the game thanks to three-point shooting, hitting nine on the evening compared to five for the Vikings. Sam Lindenberg and Trevor Ash each scored 13 points in the victory and Bela Salm added 10. Will Friedenfels (9) and Jake Schar (8) were also within a basket of scoring in double figures. Carter Zimmerman led the Wolves with 20 points, nine of which came from behind the arc.

 

The Vikings head to Green Bay Friday night to face NEW Lutheran in the second of a Packerland Conference back-to-back stretch. Ranked #4 in the state in Division 5, the Blazers sit on top of the conference with a 9-1 mark in the Packerland and 14-2 overall record.  Tristian Lynch, Elijah Meerstein, and Lucas Dhein are all averaging at least 13 points per game. They also beat Algoma in their last game in a 76-64 decision that saw them pull away in the second half.

 

Tim Kowols and Brian Buntman 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 Thursday night action, Luxemburg-Casco blew out Oconto Falls 81-59. Friday's action includes Southern Door traveling to Sevastopol on 103.3 The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay visiting Peshtigo,  and Algoma playing at Oconto. 

Badgers drop conference game vs. Illinois

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Illinois on Wednesday night to take on the Fighting Illini in what could prove to be a key Big Ten conference game.

 

One of the issues that plagued the Badgers all night long was their ability to shoot the deep ball. Wisconsin made just three 3-pointers on 24 attempts for the game yesterday evening. The Badgers also had no answer for Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn as he would finish the game with 37 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes of play. Johnny Davis led Wisconsin with 22 points, while Tyler Wahl added 14. 

 

The Badgers have a chance to turn things around on Saturday as they welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to the Kohl Center.

Brewers announce 2022 promotional schedule

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their 2022 promotional schedule which includes ten theme nights, four community nights, bobblehead giveaways, and several other fan favorite promotions. Some of the popular theme nights are as follows, “Greek Night” scheduled for April 2, a pajama party including Brewers pajama pants on July 23, Christmas in June with a Brewers holiday baseball hat on June 25, Star Wars theme night on May 4, and the return of Bark in the Park on June 7 where dogs are encouraged to attend the ball game with their owners. Notable community nights include Pride Night, Cerveceros Night, Negro League Tribute Night, and new this year is the 414 community night on April 14 which celebrates Milwaukee’s “414 Day” in which fans will receive a Milwaukee flag. Lastly, the dates for the bobblehead giveaways can be found on the Brewers website. Currently the dates are set but no announcements have been made as to what players' bobbleheads will be given away due to the current MLB lockout. For the complete promotional schedule and promotional schedule updates you can visit brewers.com/promotions.

Girls basketball preview: Southern Door plays non-conference foe

Three local teams of interest will be in action Thursday night as they look to improve their resume ahead of the WIAA girls' basketball playoffs. 

 

Southern Door will welcome another non-conference opponent to the Eagle Gym when Oconto Falls comes to town.

 

Sevastopol travels to Algoma for a make-up contest between the two schools.

 

Both games are 7:30 p.m. scheduled tips. 

Phoenix women finally get their home game

A cancellation in the eleventh hour may be the only way the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team are denied their first home game since December 20th when they host Youngstown State on Thursday.

 

COVID-19 ruined the last several chances at home games for the Phoenix, though they have been strong on the road in the meantime. They gritted through two wins last weekend against defending league champion Wright State Raiders 73-51 and 67-58 win over Northern Kentucky, who was in the middle of a 10 game winning streak at the time. The Penguins come into the game as the league's best team at 11-1 in the Horizon League. The Phoenix lost to the Penguins in Ohio in December 67-58, which was only the fifth time that has happened in the series' history.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Wrestling teams battle in final duals

Barring a regional championship, the area's wrestling teams will have their final dual meets on Thursday night.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will only have the Preble Invitational on Saturday left on their schedules before next weekend's regional tournament after they meet at Sturgeon Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday.

 

Kewaunee will end the season at Preble at well, but first they will conclude their conference championship-winning season at Peshtigo with the first matches beginning at 7 p.m.

Kewaunee wins conference wrestling championship

There will be no new conference championship banners hung by the Southern Door wrestling team this season.

 

The Eagles came up just short in its bid to win the Packerland, losing to Kewaunee 41-36. Mitchell Van Goethem, Max Severin, Logan Steinhorst, Mitch Thompson, and Ezra Ducat picked up key victories for the Storm to secure the championship despite forfeiting four weight classes. Those wrestlers would go on to win their other two matches on the evening.

 

Kewaunee lost its other two matches to Wrightstown (41-39) and Bay Port (48-28).

Packers make several coaching changes

The Green Bay Packers have recently lost Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to be the Head Coach of the Denver Broncos, and Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Luke Getsy to be the Offensive Coordinator for the rival Chicago Bears. Green Bay has since promoted Adam Stenavich to be the teams Offensive Coordinator, Jason Vrable to be the Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator, Luke Butkus as the Offensive Line Coach, and perhaps their most popular move was the announcement that Special Teams Coordinator Maurice Drayton will not return. The Packers still face many off-season decisions before opening up the 2022-23 season.

Girls basketball round-up: Spartans win in OT on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball team edged the Clintonville Truckers in overtime on Tuesday night, as Taylor Thiry went over 1,000 points in her career. 

 

In other area action, the Sevastopol Pioneers blew out the Sturgeon Bay Lady Clippers by a score of 83-33. 

 

The Kewaunee Storm topped the N.E.W Lutheran Blazers on the road. 

 

Algoma dropped another close game to the Peshtigo Bulldogs despite leading at halftime.

Badgers face Illinois in key Big Ten game

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to face Illinois on Wednesday night in a game that is sure to be key in winning the Big Ten conference, as both teams are currently tied for first place. 

 

Johnny Davis has been leading the Badgers all season long averaging 21 points and 7 rebounds per game, while Brad Davison is also averaging double figures with 15 points per game. 

 

Illinois has big man Kofi Cockburn which is sure to be a matchup problem for the Badgers, as he is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 8:00 p.m. 

Bucks bounce back vs. Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Washington Wizards in an eastern conference contest on Tuesday night. 

 

The Bucks had a solid first half outscoring the Wizards in both quarters to take a 13 point lead into the halftime break. The worst quarter of the night for the Bucks would come in the third as it has almost all season long, as they would get outscored by 8. The Bucks would then turn up the energy on offense and outscore the Wizards by 9 in the final frame to walk away with a 112-98 win. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a triple double posting 33 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists. Jrue Holiday posted 22, and Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen scored 17 and 10 points respectively. 

 

The Bucks will be in action again on Saturday as they travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers.

Luxemburg-Casco edges Clintonville in overtime, Thiry scores 1,000th point on 96.7 WBDK

Taylor Thiry hit two free throws with two seconds left in overtime to give the Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans a thrilling 42-41 victory over the Clintonville Truckers Tuesday night in Luxemburg.

 

The low-scoring affair started out with Clintonville taking an 8-5 lead in the first five minutes, only to see the Spartans score nine straight points to take a 14-8 lead.  The sluggish first half ended with L-C taking a 20-13 lead into intermission.  Thiry finished the first half with 13 points and only two points shy from hitting 1,000 points in her Spartan career.

 

Thiry was fouled after making a steal at half court early in the second half and hit both free throws to hit the 1,000 point mark with 17:20 left in regulation. 

 

For a Video of Thiry's 1,000th point and the complete game recap go to NewRadioSportsNetwork.com here. 

Southern Door wrestling hosts quad with championship implications

The Southern Door wrestling team will compete three times on Tuesday night, but it will be their first dual meet of the evening that will carry the most weight.

 

The Eagles will welcome Kewaunee, Wrightstown, and Bay Port to the Eagle Gym for a night of wrestling. The matchup against the Storm will be for the conference title with both teams as of right now undefeated in their other conference matchups. The Eagles are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic where Bay Port won the whole tournament and Wrightstown took 12th with their JV squads. The Storm is coming off an 11th place finish at the Deerfield Scramble on Saturday.

 

The first dual begins at 5:30 p.m.  

Girls basketball round-up: Luxemburg-Casco hosts Clintonville on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls basketball will be on the NEW Radio Sports Network Tuesday night, but there was plenty of action already this week in girls basketball.

 

The Gibraltar girls basketball team held a four-point halftime lead against their county rivals before Sevastopol cruised to a 60-35 win thanks to big second-half performances by Bailey Rikkola, Naomi Rikkola, and Kayla Ranly. They return to the court on Tuesday with Gibraltar heading to Oconto and Sevastopol visiting Sturgeon Bay.

 

Southern Door fell to Sheboygan Falls at home 55-32.

 

In addition to the Gibraltar/Oconto and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol matchups, Algoma travels to Peshtigo, Kewaunee heads to Green Bay to face NEW Lutheran, and Luxemburg-Casco stays at home to play Clintonville. While the Spartans tip-off at 7 p.m. on 96.7 WBDK, the Packerland Conference games will begin at their scheduled 7:30 p.m. times.

Bucks look to get back on track vs. Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Fiserv Forum. 

 

The Bucks are looking to turn things around after losing big to the Denver Nuggets this past Sunday. Washington on the other hand is coming into this contest having lost their last five games. This is the second time these two teams will play this season, with the Wizards taking the first game by a score of 101-94. Bradley Beal led the Wizards in that game with 30 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 29 points. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m.

Door County, Shoreland leagues to host All-Star game in Ashwaubenon

The best of the best in the Door County Baseball League and the Shoreland Baseball League will head to a neutral field this summer for an All-Star Game bout.

 

The two leagues announced their plans on Monday to host an exhibition between the team's all-stars on July 14th at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. The ballpark is the home of the summer league baseball team Green Bay Rockers. The Door County League Baseball team is made up of teams from within the county while the Shoreland League features squads from Brown, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties. 

 

More details will be announced closer to the date.

 

 

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