Sports Archives for 2022-03

Luxemburg-Casco track hits the road again

For a second day this week, the Luxemburg-Casco track team will hop on a bus for an indoor meet featuring several teams from the area.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's Taylor Thiry brought home the only medal Tuesday from the school's pair of meets with hers coming at the UW-Oshkosh Invite.

 

Both squads find themselves at Seymour where they will face the host school, Clintonville, Crivitz, and Denmark. The first events begin at 4 p.m.

Local baseball, softball games in question for Thursday

Games are on the schedule for local baseball and softball teams, but many are either postponed or waiting to get postponed.

 

A matchup between Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door earlier this week was postponed.

 

Thursday softball games that have already been rescheduled include Kewaunee vs. Chilton (moved to April 30th) and a scrimmage between Sevastopol and St. Thomas Aquinas. A matchup between Luxemburg-Casco and Valders at 4:30 p.m. is still on the schedule.

 

Thursday baseball action on the schedule includes Kewaunee hosting Omro at 4:30 p.m. and Luxemburg-Casco facing St. Mary Catholic in a scrimmage.

 

A Winter Weather Advisory is expected to expire at noon will most likely force the remaining games for Thursday to be either postponed or canceled. 


Brewers fall to Padres, face Angels Thursday

The San Diego Padres scored the game's first four runs and held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.

 

Manny Machado's third-inning home run was the game's big blow, driving in former Brewers outfielder Trent Grisham. Matt Beaty and Grisham knocked in the other two runs for the Padres. 


The Brewers got on the scoreboard when Weston Wilson tripled home Joe Gray Jr. in the seventh inning before he was driven in by Joey Wiemer.

 

Freddy Peralta took the loss giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits through four innings. 

 

The Brewers are back in action Thursday afternoon when they face the Los Angles Angels of Anaheim at 3:10 p.m. Eric Lauer is scheduled to start against the Angels' Shohei Ohtani. 

Bucks top Sixers with big fourth quarter

In a battle of two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks nipped the Philadelphia 76ers 118-116 in Philadelphia.  

 

The Bucks jumped to an eleven point lead early and had a 27-24 after one quarter.  The Sixers responded by outscoring the Bucks 37-24 in the second quarter to take a 61-51 lead into halftime.  

 

The Sixers lead by as much as 14 points in the second half, but the Bucks rallied to capture the lead midway through the fourth quarter and set up the dramatic finish.

 

The Bucks led by two points when Joel Embiid put back a missed shot with 1.6 seconds left that was initially called goaltending against Giannis Antekounmpo and would have tied the game at 108.  The call was overturned and the 76ers were unable to get a shot off after a jump ball at midcourt.  

 

The game saw 13 lead changes that may be a preview of an Eastern Conference finals.

 

Antekounmpo scored 40 points with 14 rebounds to lead the Bucks, while James Harden paced the Sixers (46-29) with 32 and Embiid added 29.

 

The Bucks (47-28) wll now travel to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Thursday night.  

 

 

Woodruff roughed up in Brewer loss to Cleveland

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a Cactus League game to the Cleveland Guardians 10-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  Scoring  three runs in the top of the third inning, the Brewers were outscored 10-0 the rest of the way.  

 

Brewer starter Brandon Woodruff had a rough outing giving up seven hits in three innings, including three home runs. 

 

Managing on only six hits, the Brewers' Pedro Severino had two hits to lead the Milwaukee attack.  

 

Milwaukee (4-5) will now play the San Diego Padres on Wednesday with opening day only about a week away.   

Southern Door hosts Luxemburg-Casco in softball opener

The Southern Door softball team kicks off its 2022 campaign with a familiar local foe Tuesday afternoon in Brussels.

 

The Eagles host Luxemburg-Casco after going 11-11 a year ago. They fell to Kewaunee in the regional final as they tried chasing down a second straight appearance in the state tournament. The Spartans are coming off a 19-4 campaign that saw them fall in sectionals to Marinette during its run to the state semifinals.

 

Game time is set for 5 p.m. JV games will take place at Luxemburg-Casco.

 

Algoma/Manitowoc Lutheran and Kewaunee/Wrightstown games have been canceled.

Track athletes head to UW-Oshkosh, West DePere

It will be another busy day for track athletes as they travel to two different places for events on Tuesday.

 

No results have been posted from yesterday's meet that saw Algoma and Southern Door travel to Oconto Falls.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will see its boys head to West DePere to face Marinette, West De Pere, and Wrightstown. The girls are also scheduled to compete, but they also have the large UW-Oshkosh Invite on their calendar as well. While the meet at West DePere begins at 4 p.m., the invitational at UW-Oshkosh starts at 4:45 p.m.

 

That is where Algoma, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay are scheduled to go. The girls-only meet will also feature Grafton, Lake Country Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, Dominican, Suring, Horicon, Seymour, Athens, Auburndale, Berlin, Bonduel, Brillion, Brown Deer, Campbellsport, Chilton, Clintonville, Dodgeland, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Gillett, Johnson Creek, Kiel, Laconia, Lena, Little Chute, Manawa
Lomira, New Holstein, North Fond du Lac, Omro, Pacelli, Peshtigo, Randolph/Cambria-Friesland, Rosholt, Shawano Community, Sheboygan Falls, Shorewood, Two Rivers, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Saint Thomas Moore, New London, Xavier, Weyauwega-Fremont, Green Lake/Princeton, Rio Community, Denmark, and Wrightstown.

 

Picture courtesy of Kewaunee Track and Field

Kewaunee baseball opens season

The Kewaunee baseball team will be the first local squad to hit the diamond this season, albeit on a neutral site.

 

The Storm will travel to Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon to take on Denmark in non-conference baseball action. They are coming off a 16-7 season last spring, coming in just behind Southern Door for the Packerland title. They were shocked by Gibraltar in the opening round of the WIAA Regional Tournament. The Vikings are the defending Division 2 state champions, beating Jefferson 4-1 in the title game. 

 

First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.

Packers denied NFL Draft hosting duties

You will not see the Titletown District turn into NFL Draft City USA anytime soon.

 

League officials announced on Monday that the City of Green Bay would not be hosting the 2024 NFL Draft, instead handing the duties to Detroit. The Packers and the city had been previously mentioned as potentially a host for the event.  

 

FROM PACKERS.COM

"The Packers and the event's community supporters remain optimistic that Green Bay will have the opportunity to host the NFL Draft in the near future," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We will continue to work with Discover Green Bay and our other partners in the effort to update our bid details and continue our dialogue with NFL officials so they remain excited about our community's plan to host this significant event. The NFL Draft would draw fans to the area from around the country and proudly display the NFL's storied history to football fans around the world, while highlighting the uniqueness of Green Bay."

 

The announcement was made on the first day of the NFL meetings in Florida. Brian Gutekunst met with the media where he discussed the likelihood of the Davante Adams saga ending in a trade, the likelihood of Jaire Alexander becoming a do-it-all corner, and their recent signings.

Gamblers give up 10 in loss to Team USA U-18

The peaking Team USA U-18 squad took it to the Green Bay Gamblers on Sunday, winning the game 10-1.

 

Less than a month out from the 2022 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship  in Kaufbeuren and Landshut, Germany, from April 21-May 1, 2022, Team USA put up four goals in the first and third periods on their way to the rout of the Gamblers. Eleven different players scored multiple points for Team USA, led by Charlie Stramel (2G, 1A) and Rutger McGroaty (1G, 3A). Ryan Greene provided the lone highlight for the Gamblers with a second-period goal.

 

The Gamblers will return home this weekend to face Team USA Friday and Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Algoma, Southern head to Oconto Falls for track meet

Two area track teams will kick off their week with competition at Oconto Falls Monday afternoon.

 

Algoma and Southern will battle the host school, Coleman, Crivitz, and Peshtigo beginning at 4 p.m.  The boys teams have already gotten their first taste of competition this season along with the Algoma girls. Monday marks the first time the Eagles girls' team has been scheduled for a meet this season. 

 

 

Golf opens practice Monday

The area's high school golfers will finally be able to hit the links on Monday as their season officially gets underway. Monday marks the first day boys' golf and boys' tennis can practice. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will not waste any time getting into action. They are scheduled to play to host New Holstein at Northbrook Country Club beginning at 1 p.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay will host a Packerland Conference meet alongside Gibraltar, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Southern Door, but they will have to wait until April 14th for that meet to take place.

Blizzard's chance for win sails right

The Green Bay Blizzard saw their chance to get their season's first victory go just wide as they fell to the Bismarck Bucks 29-27 on Sunday.

 

Torrance Gibson opened the scoring for the Blizzard with an 11-yard touchdown pass, but they would be held scoreless until late in the third. Meanwhile, the Bucks scored 23 consecutive points, including three throws for scores from quarterback Jayru Campbell.

 

The Blizzard would finally eat away at the deficit when Gibson found Steven Newbold at the end of the third quarter and Dez Stewart at the beginning of the fourth quarter to bring the team back to within a field goal. Mason Gray would give the Blizzard a 26-23 lead when he picked off Campbell in the endzone and took it the other way for the score. Campbell would have the last laugh when Ben Glines caught his five-yard pass with just six seconds left on the clock. Nick Jarwoski's kick to end the game was no good, sending the Blizzard to their second straight loss.

 

The Blizzard will try for their first win against this Saturday in Des Moines when they take on the Iowa Barnstormers.

Brewers return to action Monday against Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers took their lone day off of the spring on Sunday with plans to take on the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

 

Logan Webb will take the mound for the Giants, who is boasting an 1.80 ERA and 10 strikeouts this spring. The Brewers counter with Corbin Burnes, who has five strikeouts and a 15.00 ERA after a rough first appearance of the spring. 

 

The Brewers will play nine more spring training games before heading to Chicago to face the Cubs on opening day at Wrigley Field for a 1:20 p.m. game on April 7th.

Bucks fall to Grizzlies on the road

The Milwaukee Bucks could not catch the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night, falling 127-102.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton returned to the lineup, but without point guard Jrue Holiday. Even without star guard Ja Morant the Grizzlies outscored the Bucks in every quarter, anchored by a 27-18 scoring second-quarter outburst. De'Anthony Melton led the Grizzlies with 24 points while Desmond Bane chipped in another 20 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 30 points with Khris Middleton (16 points) and Brook Lopez (10 points) the only other Bucks players to reach double figures.

 

The Bucks are back in action Tuesday night when they face the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Second period outburst snaps Gamblers' losing streak

The Green Bay Gamblers broke out of their scoring funk Saturday night with four second-period goals en route to a 7-2 victory over Muskegon.

 

The Gamblers' Cameron Lund scored the middle goal of three scores in the first period, but they found themselves down to the Lumberjacks 2-1. The Gamblers turned a one-goal deficit into a three-goal lead thanks to a pair of scores from Sawyer Scholl and tallies from Brody Lamb and Ryan Greene. Luke Weilandt and Lund would close out the game with goals for the Gamblers to send them to their first win in two weeks. Rastislav Elias registered 31 saves on 33 shots seen.

 

The win gives the Gamblers confidence heading into their Sunday matinee against the surging Team USA U-18 squad. Puck drop is set for 3:05 p.m. in Plymouth.

Reinke wins Kjono Invite

Kewaunee's Lisa Reinke captured her team's first gold medal of the season Friday at the Pam Kjono Invite in Manitowoc.

 

Reinke's throw of over 35 feet won her title. The Storm had four other top-10 finishers en route to a 10th place finish out of 15 teams. Kewaunee tied for 10th place with 22 points.

 

55 Meter Dash Varsity - Prelims

14.12Brookelin Chevalier8.60a PRKewaunee

17.12Lizzy Kudick8.73a PRKewaunee

 

200 Meters Varsity - Finals

20.12Rebecca Barnica41.12a PRKewaunee

--9Grace VanDenPlasDNSKewaunee

 

400 Meters Varsity - Finals

17.9Lauren Dorner1:30.31a PRKewaunee

 

800 Meters Varsity - Finals

3.12Natalie Pansier2:40.59a PRKewaunee

20.10Sofia Garcia Moraleda3:37.96a PRKewaunee

 

55m Hurdles - 33" Varsity - Prelims

15.12Grace Wisnicky11.67a PRKewaunee

 

4x160 Relay Varsity - Finals

12.

9Zoe Sisel

9Grace VanDenPlas

11Jessica Barnica

12Natalie Stangel

1:44.24aKewaunee - A

 

4x200 Relay Varsity - Finals

9.

12Lizzy Kudick

10Rylee Dax

9Zoe Sisel

12Natalie Stangel

2:44.78aKewaunee - A

 

4x400 Relay Varsity - Finals

4.

12Natalie Pansier

10Rylee Dax

12Natalie Stangel

12Ashlyn Pribek

4:59.54aKewaunee - A

 

4x800 Relay Varsity - Finals

8.

12Ashlyn Pribek

10Sofia Garcia Moraleda

9Wren Kunesh

9Lauren Dorner

13:59.67aKewaunee - A

 

Shot Put - 4kg Varsity - Finals

1.12Lisa Reinke35-09.50Kewaunee

29.10Grace Kelly20-09.50 PRKewaunee

 

High Jump Varsity - Finals

10.12Grace Wisnicky4-06.00Kewaunee

22.12Laura Quattrini4-00.00Kewaunee

 

Pole Vault Varsity - Finals

--9Wren KuneshNHKewaunee

--12Lexy KinjerskiSCRKewaunee

 

Long Jump Varsity - Finals

12.12Brookelin Chevalier12-09.00 PRKewaunee

23.11Jessica Barnica11-07.75Kewaunee

 

Triple Jump Varsity - Finals

16.12Laura Quattrini25-05.00Kewaunee

18.12Grace Wisnicky24-01.00Kewaunee

Lumberjacks' big period chops down Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers gave up four goals in the third to lose their third straight game 5-2 to the Muskegon Lumberjacks. 

 

The Gamblers were able to tie the game in the second period when Cameron Lund found the back of the net in the opening two minutes. The Lumberjacks would score the next four goals in the third period to put the game out of reach for the Gamblers. Alex Servagno scored a power-play goal to end the night's scoring for both teams. 

 

The two teams will square off again in Muskegon Saturday night at 6:10 p.m.

D'Backs bite Brewers in the desert

For a second consecutive day, a Milwaukee Brewers ace got shelled in spring training action as they went onto lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3.

 

Brandon Woodruff gave up six hits and four runs in his three innings of work as he tries to get his arm ready for when the regular season starts next month. Brent Suter gave up a pair of runs in his 1 2/3 innings, but Josh Hader followed that up with 1-2-3 sixth inning with three strikeouts. 


A second-inning RBI double by Pablo Reyes and a pair of sixth-inning homers by David Dahl and Jon Singleton represented the Brewers offense on Thursday while the Diamondbacks' Eduardo Diaz and Alek Thomas led the way with three RBIs.

 

The Brewers will play at 3:05 p.m. against the Oakland A's.

Gamblers travel for Michigan road swing

The Green Bay Gamblers will try to end their month of March on a positive note with a trio of games in Michigan this weekend.

 

The Gamblers are coming off a weekend home-and-home sweep at the hands of the Madison Capitols. They were outscored 15-6 and outshot 84-57 during the weekend set. That made the new-look Gamblers 1-5-0-1 during the month of March. 

 

They are looking up at Muskegon in the standings, who they will face on Friday and Saturday at 6:10 p.m. The Lumberjacks swept their games against Dubuque last weekend after dropping their previous games to Team USA by a pair of 8-4 scores. The Gamblers will take their crack at the U-18 squad on Sunday, who is preparing for their run at the World Championships next month.

 

 

Four combined golds for Kewaunee, L-C boys' track athletes

Two Kewaunee County boys' track teams took home gold in a combined four events while finishing behind first-place Kaukauna at the Earl Hebert Invite hosted by Manitowoc Lincoln on Thursday.

 

For Luxemburg-Casco, John Larson dominated the hurdles field, grabbing the top times in the prelims and finals for the 55-meter hurdles including a personal record of 8.37 to win the title. Isaac Vandenbush won the long jump with a leap of over 19 feet. He also took ninth in the 55-meter dash with a personal record. 

 

For Kewaunee, the 4 x 800m relay took 1st with a time of 9:07. Cameron Cullen also took second in the 1600m run with a personal record of 4:53. Cole Pawlitzky led the field in pole vault with a height of 11.5 feet.

 

The Storm girls will take their turn at Manitowoc Lutheran Friday. They will be joined by Chilton, De Pere, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fond du Lac, Gibraltar, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Ozaukee, Plymouth, Roncalli, Sheboygan Falls, and Two Rivers. 

6 State DCY Swim Champions and 2 National Qualifiers

Over the past weekend, The Door County YMCA Swim Team competed in the State Championship held in Brown Deer, Milwaukee. We had a total of 62 swimmers qualify for the State meet out of 140 swimmers on team. Each swimmer must meet a time standard to be eligible to swim at the meet and are able to swim in up to 5 events.

 

Our DCY Team placed 4th out of 22 teams, with us being the smallest team to place in the top 4. Our youngest age group is our strongest age group, bringing home quite a few medals. 

 

First place Swimmers & Medley

1st pl – Boys 11yr-12yr 200 Medley – Xander Helm, Thomas Kratcha, Kemal Wienke, Max Schmelzer

1st pl – Nadia Kurek 25 Back

1st pl – Jack Monfils 400IM

1st pl – Daylia Sund 100 Breast and 50 Breast

1st pl – Kemal Wienke 50 fly

 

Second place Swimmers & Medley

2nd pl – Girls 800 Free – Cassie Rankin, Danica Neville, Sanya Wienke, Rialey Anderson

2nd pl- Boys 9 & 10yr Free & Medley – Odin Deviley, Reese Sund, Aiden Schley, Beau Schley

2nd pl- Thomas Kratcha 100 Breast

2nd pl- Nadia Kurek 50 Free, 25 Free, 25 Fly

2nd pl- Zofia Michalski 100IM

2nd pl- Jack Monfils 200 Breast

2nd pl- Landon Reinhardt 25 Breast, 25 Back, 25 Free

2nd pl- Beau Schley 50 Free

2nd pl- Reese Sund 50 Breast, 100 Breast

 

Third place Swimmers & Medley

3rd pl- Christy Braun 200 Breast

3rd. pl Boys 8 & under Free – Emmett Christianson, Landon Reinhardt, Ryan Kratcha, Lincoln Roberts

3rd pl- Julia Michalski 100 Breast, 200IM

3rd pl – Zofia Michalski 50 Breast

3rd pl- Jacob Norton 100 Breast

3rd pl- Aiden Schley 50 Free, 50 Fly

 

Two DCY Swimmers- Christy Braun and Jacob Norton will represent the Door County Y at 2022 Short Course YMCA National Swimming Championship March 28 - April 1, 2022 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center - Greensboro, NC.

 

DCY Swim Team Alum Max McHugh will be swimming at the NCAA Division 1 Championship this weekend in Atlanta, GA for the University of Minnesota. McHugh is the defending NCAA champion in both the 100 breast and 200 breast.

L-C's Thiry commits to St. Norbert's

Luxemburg-Casco's Taylor Thiry will take her two-sport domination to college next year.

 

Thiry earlier this week signed her National Letter of Intent to compete in both basketball and track at St. Norbert College in De Pere next year. 

 

Thiry set personal records in shot put (36' 5.75) and discus (107' 4) in last year's regional meet. She matched that personal record in the WIAA Sectional Meet but missed out on qualifying for state. Thiry also registered her 1,000th point of the season in basketball this past year while averaging 17.1 ppg and 12.1 rpg for the Spartans. 

 

 

Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco boys track to race in Manitowoc

Two Kewaunee County boys' track teams will travel south to Manitowoc Lutheran Thursday afternoon for an indoor track meet.

 

Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco will be joined by Appleton East, Chilton, De Pere, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fond du Lac, Kaukauna, Kiel, Manitowoc Lincoln, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Ozaukee, Plymouth, Roncalli, Sheboygan Falls, and Two Rivers. 

 

First events begin at 4 p.m. The meet represents the second time the Spartans and the Storm have competed in this year.

 

 

Kewaunee softball opener postponed

You can blame the recent rain for delaying the start of the Kewaunee softball season.

 

The Storm was scheduled to face Two Rivers at Viet Nam Memorial Park Thursday afternoon. The game has been moved to almost a month from now on April 22nd. 

 

Kewaunee's next game is scheduled for March 29th against Wrightstown on the road. That is also when Algoma is slated to play at Manitowoc Lutheran, and Southern Door hosts Luxemburg-Casco. 

Brewers drop second straight spring game against Reds

A five-run eighth inning prevented the Milwaukee Brewers from getting back in the W column with a 12-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

 

The Reds started hot offensively as well, touching up Brewers ace for five runs in three innings and J.C. Meija for another two runs in the fourth inning. Keston Hiura and Tyrone Taylor helped keep things close with each hitting a home run and an additional RBI knock. The comeback started for the Reds in the eighth inning when Ronnie Dawson tied the game on a RBI sac fly and Elly De La Cruz hit a grand slam to make it 12-8. Brad Boxberger took the blown save and the loss for the Brewers.

 

The Brewers are back in action Thursday as they play the Arizona Diamondbacks in Maryvale at 3:10 p.m. 

Bucks dominate Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks led virtually from start to finish as they crushed the Chicago Bulls 126-98 at Fiserv Forum Tuesday night.  The Bulls hung close early tying the score at 20-20 with a little more than three minutes left in the first quarter.  Milwaukee then went on a 13-0 run to close out the quarter. 

 

The Bucks took a commanding 26 point-lead late in the second quarter before Chicago went on a 10-0 run to finish the half down 59-43.

 

The Bulls would get within 11 points after halftime but Milwaukee pulled away to a 91-69 lead after three quarters with a fall-away jumper by Jrue Holiday to close out the quarter.

 

Playing without Khris Middleton due to an injury, Holiday led the Bucks with 27 points and seven assists, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 25 points with 17 rebounds.

   

The Bulls (42-30), currently 5th in the Eastern Conference, were led by Nikol Vucevic with 22 points.   

 

Milwaukee (45-27) will now host the Washington Wizard on Thursday with tipoff at 7 pm from Fiserv Forum.    

Brewers fall to Sox, face Reds Wednesday

The Milwaukee Brewers outhit the Chicago White Sox 8-5 but came up short on the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat on Tuesday.  Devon Williams took the loss for the Brewers while Lucas Giolito pitched three scoreless innings for the White Sox (5-1) to pick up the win.

 

Corey Ray went two-for-two with a run and RBI and Pablo Reyes went two-for-three with an RBI to lead the hitting attack for the Brewers. 

 

Milwaukee trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the sixth and rallied to cut the lead to 4-3 in the seventh inning but could not get any closer.

 

The Brewers (3-1) play the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night at 8:05 pm at Goodyear Park in Arizona. 

Gibraltar's Lindenberg, Kewaunee's Heim named All-State Honorable Mention

Two local players were given All-State Honorable Mention status after a pair of successful senior seasons.

 

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg was named to the Division 5 squad while Kewaunee's Ben Heim was named to the Division 3 team. 

 

Lindenberg was the Packerland Conference Player of the Year after leading the Vikings to their first appearance in the state tournament in school history. The unanimous All-Packerland Conference selection averaged 20 points and 3.6 points per game.

 

Heim helped lead the Storm to the sectional championship game against state tournament participant Brillion. He averaged 17 points and 2.8 assists per game. 

Rockers adding players ahead of upcoming season

The Green Bay Rockers are adding plenty of players ahead of their first season under their new moniker.

 

The Bullfrogs turned Booyah turned Rockers will open their season at the end of May. Below are the profiles of the players added to the roster as they appeared on the Rockers' website.

 

Justin Taylor has started 15 games as he begins his junior season at Texas A&M Corpus Christi this spring after appearing in 22 games and starting 21 of them as a sophomore. Last year he batted a team-high .333 with 20 hits, four doubles, two triples and one home run. He also drove in 10 runs.

 

Joining his Texas A&M Corpus Christi teammates is sophomore right-handed pitcher JT Moeller. Moeller has appeared in five games this spring covering 8.2 innings and has recorded 15 strikeouts versus only one walk. Last spring, he appeared in 15 games, making two starts, and posted a 3-0 record. In 24 innings he struck out 23 batters while walking only five. Moeller is no stranger to summer baseball as he played in the Texas Collegiate League last year and posted a miniscule 0.46 ERA in 14 games. Spanning 19.1 innings on the mound, he struck out 12 batters while only issuing one walk.

 

Lanky, left-handed reliever Eli Majick has also been added to the pitching staff this summer. The 6-7 sophomore has pitched 3.2 innings in the early going this spring while recording 6 strikeouts and posting a 2.45 ERA. Last summer, Majick was an All-Star in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League where he emerged as his team’s closer. He appeared in 18 games, spanning 23.1 innings, and struck out 24 batters while recording 8 saves and a 4.63 ERA.

 

Two-way threat Keaton Anthony is amid his redshirt freshman season at the University of Iowa and has gotten off to a blistering start early on this spring. The 6-4 outfielder currently leads the entire Iowa team in batting average (.421), hits (16), doubles (6), home runs (2), and RBIs (9) while carrying a .542 on-base percentage through his teams first 11 games. He has also pitched two innings while recording four strikeouts on the mound without allowing a hit. The Hoschton, Georgia native was named Freshman of the Week on Opening Weekend.

 

Having previously coached in the Northwoods League under Coppin State recruiting coordinator Sean Repay, Rockers field Manager Chris Krepline was able to parlay that relationship to sign three players from the University to bring to Green Bay for the summer. Outfielder Marcos Castillo tops the list. The 6-1, redshirt junior, currently leads Coppin State with a .378 batting average with a .463 on-base percentage through 12 games. His previous two seasons he posted .349 and .378 batting averages, respectively, while being named Conference Player of the Year two seasons ago.

 

Right-handed pitchers Rashad Ruff and Giovani Canales will join their teammate Castillo on the Rockers, both featuring mid 90 mph power fastballs in their arsenal. Ruff has appeared in four games and posted a 3.38 ERA this spring. In 5.1 innings he has struck out eight batters. Canales was Coppin State’s Opening Day starter and has tossed 13 innings on the season with 12 strikeouts.

 

After being a top draft prospect coming out of high school, Nainoa Cardinez is entering his sophomore campaign at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this spring. He has appeared in nine games on the young season, starting five at catcher. He is also versatile to be able to play the corner infield spots. He was the Opening Day designated hitter for Hawaii during his true freshman season.

 

Tristin Garcia returns to Green Bay after ranking third in the nation for Division I baseball in batting average (.445) a season ago while attending Alcorn State. During his summer in the Northwoods League, Garcia appeared in 48 games while batting .278 with eight home runs, 38 RBI, and posted a .355 on-base percentage while playing a steady second base. During the summer he made the decision to transfer to Western Kentucky where he is enjoying continued success on the diamond. The redshirt junior has started all eight games he has appeared in this spring and leads his team with a .407 batting average, and .484 on-base percentage.

 

Utility man Brendan Ryan will return after playing in 49 games last season, appearing at every position on the field but three. He ended the summer ranking fourth on the team with 50 hits, posted a .272 batting average, while driving in 21 and stealing 13 bases. He was also selected by professional scouts to attend the MLB Dreams Showcase that features the top prospects in the League. This spring he has settled into a role as the everyday center fielder for Texas A&M Corpus Christi and leads his team in hits (14) and batting average (.378) through the first nine games of the season. He has also been a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases.

 

Green Bay native Carl Cano will return to Capital Credit Union Park after signing a 2-year contract mid-way through the 2021 season, following his senior year of high school. He appeared in five games, starting three, and tossed 18.2 innings and registering 14 strikeouts last summer. He is currently a freshman at the University of St. Thomas where he has pitched one inning and registered a strikeout.

 

Brett Blair was another mid-season addition a year ago, inking a 2-year contract to play third base after ranking as one of the top prep players in Florida. He will return this summer following his freshman year at Stanford University.

 

Brewers top Giants, face White Sox

The Milwaukee Brewers stayed perfect in Cactus League play Monday as they beat the San Francisco Giants 13-6.

 

Adrian Houser turned in a great pitching performance in some of his first work of the spring, tossing three scoreless frames with five strikeout. Wily Adames, Jamie Westbrook, and Grant McCray hit home runs while the Brewers scored 10 of their 13 runs in the final two frames.

 

The Brewers face the White Sox in Maryvale at 3:10 p.m.

Bucks host Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to form their own playoff picture when they play at home Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls.

 

Both teams are coming off losses with the Bucks losing 138-119 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves as they dealt without Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup. The Bulls' March struggles continued as they lost 129-102 by the Phoenix Suns in their last game. The Bulls could see their sophomore sensation Patrick Williams appear in his first game of the season, but that could be countered by welcoming Giannis back to the line-up.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Fiserv Forum. 

Spartans softball gets first taste of spring

Pending field conditions, Luxemburg-Casco's softball team could make its spring debut on Monday.

 

The Spartans are scheduled to take on West DePere at Westwood Elementary for a scrimmage at 4 p.m. Both the varsity and the junior varsity are expected to participate. 

 

The Spartans are coming off a run to the sectional semifinals last season where they would lose to state semi-finalist Marinette.

Gamblers drop second straight to Capitols on 104.1 WRLU

A pair of four-goal periods helped the Madison Capitols sink the Green Bay Gamblers 8-3 at the Resch Center Sunday afternoon.

 

The game was scoreless after one period of play, but the Capitols put up the first of two four-goal periods in the second with Alex Servagno providing the only saving grace in the stanza with a goal in the final second of play.

 

The Capitols would answer that goal with three more to start the period on a high note. The scoring run included the second and third goals of the day by the Capitols' Quinn Finley to give him a hat trick. Servagno would tally his second goal after Will Staring gave the Gamblers another goal three minutes before to cut the lead to 7-3. The Capitols would extend their lead minutes later to tighten their stranglehold on the game and the weekend series. They outshot the Gamblers 42-29 on the day.

Wisconsin falters against Iowa State in second round exit

Not even a heavily partisan crowd could will the Wisconsin Badgers to victory as they lost to Iowa State 54-49.

 

The Fiserv Forum was mostly Cardinal and White clad, but an injury to freshman phenom Chucky Hepburn seemed to take the wind out of their sails and with that, the team's as well. His injury happened with just over four minutes in the first half when the Badgers were hosting a slim lead. The Cyclones would take the lead on a buzzer-beater to end the first half and only extended it further in the second half.

 

The Badgers shot under 30 percent from the field on Sunday, including going 2 for 22 from behind the arc. Johnny Davis scored 17 points, but most of that came from the free-throw line as was 0-7 from behind the arc and just 4 for 16 from the field. Brad Davison finished his lengthy college career with 12 points. Gabe Kalscheur paced the Cyclones with 22 points while Izaiah Brockington chipped in another 10 points. 

 

It was the second straight year the Badgers exited in the second round, last year falling to Baylor.

Gamblers battle Capitols on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers look to split their matchups against the Madison Capitols Sunday afternoon when they host their Sunday matchup at the Resch Center.

 

The Capitols chased Aaron Randazzo off the ice in just 25 minutes on Saturday night as they scored the game's first five goals in a 7-2 victory in Madison. John Mittelstadt and Sawyer Scholl scored goals in the second period and Owen Murray added a tally in the third. Rastislav Elias stopped 16 of 18 shots in relief of Randazzo. 

 

Puck drop is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. The game will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. 

 

 

Reports: Packers sign Tonyan, Douglas

The Green Bay Packers reportedly signed two other major parts of their team despite losing Davante Adams earlier this week.

 

After signing him off a practice squad last fall, the Packers resigned CB Rasul Douglas to a three-year, $21 million deal. Douglas proved to be a major playmaker after Jaire Alexander went down with a shoulder injury early in the season.

 

The Packers also resigned TE Robert Tonyan to what is essentially a one-year deal with a void year to help with cap issues. No other details were released, but Tonyan is still coming back from an ACL injury last season.

Badgers look for Sweet Sixteen against Cyclones

The Wisconsin Badgers hope to take advantage of a partisan crowd on Sunday when they play Iowa State in Round of 32 game in Milwaukee.

 

The #3 seeded Wisconsin Badgers advanced with a narrow 67-60 win over #14 Colgate Raiders. Johnny Davis scored a game-high 25 points with 17 coming in the decisive second half.   

 

The Cyclones upset LSU as the 11 seed 59-54. Tyrese Hunter led the team with 23 points while Izaiah Brockington added 19 in the victory.

 

The two teams will square off at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at the Fiserv Forum.

Badgers survive against Colgate

In the last first-round NCAA tournament game Friday night the #3 seeded Wisconsin Badgers advanced with a narrow 67-60 win over #14 Colgate Raiders in Milwaukee.

 

The Badgers started the game slowly going one for nine from the field and falling behind 9-2 to the Raiders before tying the game at 15-15.  The game see-sawed the rest of the first half as Colgate’s Nelly Cummings scored on a reverse layup at the buzzer to tie the game at 28-28 going into intermission.

 

The second half saw a flurry of scoring with Colgate warming up from the three-point arc and the Badgers scoring mainly in the paint.  Colgate led by as much as five points in the second half and the game stayed close until Wisconsin went on a 10-0 run over six minutes putting the Badgers up 58-52 with under four minutes to play.  The Badgers then finished the Raiders off with suffocating defense and Johnny Davis coming up big in the final minutes.

 

Davis scored a game-high 25 points with 17 coming in the decisive second half.  Cummings led the way for Colgate with 20 points. 

 

The Badgers will now face #11 Iowa State on Sunday at Fiserv Forum in the Midwest Regional final.

Gibraltar's season ends against Randolph on 105.1 The GOAT

A state-record performance by Sam Grieger led Randolph past Gibraltar in their trip to state Friday morning with a 61-28 victory at the Kohl Center.

 

The two teams traded scores early in the contest with Trevor Ash's slam dunk providing a jolt of energy to the 1,000-plus blue and gold clad fans. A two-point bucket by Will Friedenfels ended being the last basket of the half for the Vikings as the Rockets would go on a 21-0 run over the final 10-plus minutes to enter halftime up 34-10.

 

The Vikings' offense would loosen up to start the second half as Braeden Sitte pick up some steals early in the half and scored all five of his points after the break. The Rockets would return answered each blow from the phoenix and went on another 10-0 run in the second half that would stretch the lead to as much as 37. Harrison Krauss hit the team's last field goal of the season with a corner three-pointer to cut the Rockets' lead to 59-27 with just over three minutes to go.

 

Ash led all scorers with six points while Sam Lindenberg and Sitte each had five. The Vikings' defense simply had no answers for Grieger, who hit a number of acrobatic shots to finish the morning off with 41 points. That and his 16 made field goals set Division 5 state tournament records, supplanting former Sheboygan Lutheran and Wisconsin Badgers star Sam Dekker. His teammate, Travis Alvin chipped in 13 points in the victory.

 

The Vikings finish the season 19-11 with a regional and sectional title to their credit. It was Justin Burress' final game as head coach of the Vikings, leading his teams to two sectional appearances. 

 

 

Packers trade Davante Adams to Raiders

In a blockbuster trade in the NFL Thursday, the Green Bay Packers are sending All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.  The Packers will receive the Raiders’ first-round and second-round picks in April’s draft.  Adams was franchise-tagged earlier this month after the Packers re-signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Reportedly telling the Packers that he would not play under the franchise tag, Adams is expected to sign a five-year, $141.25 million contract with Las Vegas.   Adams will now be reunited with quarterback Derek Carr who played together at Fresno State.  Finishing his career with Green Bay, Adams ends up with 669 receptions and 8.121 yards with 73 touchdowns.  He was the Packers leading receiver by far last season with 123 catches and 1,553 yards with 11 TDs.  

Gibraltar to battle Randolph in state semi-final on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings will look to continue their historic season at the WIAA Division 5 State Tournament in Madison Friday morning against Randolph.

 

The Vikings faced their stiffest challenge of the playoffs in the sectional final last Saturday as they outlasted Columbus Catholic 55-49. While Sam Lindenberg steals the headlines as the Packerland Conference Player of the Year averaging over 20 points on the game, it was the triple threat of Jake Schar (14 points), Trevor Ash (13) and Will Friedenfels (13) that led the Vikings past the Dons to earn Gibraltar's first-ever state tournament appearance and Door County's first since Southern Door's trip in 1999.

 

The Rockets are no stranger to Madison, having won 10 state titles in their program's history. It is the first trip to the Kohl Center for the Rockets since 2013. Led by Sam Grieger (21.5 ppg) and University of Wisconsin football recruit Travis Alvin (18.5 ppg, 10.9 rpg), the Rockets have not lost since December. They were however taken to the limit by Cambria-Friesland 43-41 in the sectional final, a team they nearly beat by 50 just over a month ago. They started their playoff run with a 78-44 win over Sevastopol.

 

Bryan Mazur, Tim Kowols, and Reece Robillard will carry the hometown call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by the opening tip at 9:05. Follow NEW Radio Sports Network on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for comprehensive coverage all morning long. 

 

Click here for our interview with Sam Lindenberg, Trevor Ash, Jake Schar, and Will Friedenfels

 

 

Brewers open spring training with Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers will begin their abbreviated exhibition season with the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday afternoon.  The spring training will last only three weeks as the lockout ended last week and the regular season has been delayed until April 7th.  The Brewers will play the Dodgers at 3:05 pm Friday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona in Cactus League play.  Opening day will be against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field as the Brewers look to defend their National League Central Division championship after posting a 95-67 record last year.  

Green Bay falls to Minnesota in WNIT opener

Minnesota outscored Green Bay 27-13 in the fourth quarter to escape the Kress Center with a 73-65 victory.

 

The  Phoenix held a two-point lead at halftime and were able to extend it in the third quarter, but the Golden Gophers ended the game on a 12-3 run to keep the Phoenix winless in their WNIT history.  Sydney Levy's 20 points led the Phoenix while Hailey Oskey and Maddy Schreiber each had 13 points in the loss. The Phoenix simply had no answer for Sara Scalia, who led all scorers with 33 points.

 

The young Phoenix squad saw their season come to a crushing end, ending the year with a 19-8 overall  record.

Track teams begin spring campaigns

College indoor tracks across the state with bustle with activity over the next few weeks as high school teams like those in Door and Kewaunee counties get their seasons underway.

 

In girls' track, Luxemburg-Casco heads to Ripon to face Berlin, Horicon, Howards Grove, Marshall, Mayville, Neenah, Oshkosh North, Pardeeville, and St. Mary.  Their meet begins at 4 p.m.


In boys' track, Algoma, Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco, Sevastopol, and Southern Door will face Athens, Auburndale, Bonduel, Brown Deer, Campbellsport, Catholic Memorial, Chilton, Clintonville, Denmark, Dodgeland, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Gillett, Horicon, Iola-Scandinavia, Johnson Creek, Kiel, Laconia, Lena, Little Chute, Living Word Lutheran, Lomira, Lourdes Academy, Manawa, New Holstein, New London, North Fond du Lac, Omro, Pacelli Catholic, Peshtigo, Rosholt, Saint Thomas Moore, Seymour, Shawano Community, Sheboygan Falls, Shiocton, Suring, Two Rivers, and Weyauwega-Fremont at an invitational hosted at UW-Oshkosh. Races begin at 4:45

 

Kewaunee is the exception to that rule. Both the boys and the girls will head to Wausau West to face Antigo, Athens, Cadott, Crandon, Gresham, Tigerton, and Wausau East. Their meet begins at 4 p.m.

Bucks dethrone Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks' west coast swing continued on a positive note Wednesday with a 135-126 victory.

 

The Bucks relied on its top three players to do it with Giannis Antetokounmpo registering 36 points, Khris Middleton scoring 32 points, and Jrue Holiday adding 21 points. The Kings had a slim three-point lead after one quarter, but the Bucks outscored their hosts by 10 in the second to give them a lead they would have to fend off for the rest of the game. The Kings would take a 123-120 lead late in the fourth quarter before the Bucks went on a 15-6 run to end the game on a winning note.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they play the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Packers boot punter, cut Cobb's pay to get under the cap

The Green Bay Packers had to use some fancy accounting to get underneath the cap before the start of the new league year.

 

The Packers let P Corey Bojorquez walk despite being one of the lone bright spots on the team's special teams last season. LB Oren Burks, WR Equanimeous St. Brown, LB De'Vondre Campbell, CB Rasul Douglas, T Dennis Kelly, CB Kevin King, DL Tyler Lancaster, LB Whitney Mercilus, CB Chandon Sullivan, TE Robert Tonyan, and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling also hit the open market.

 

G Lucas Patrick did as well, but he immediately agreed to a new contract with the Chicago Bears. Members of the Packers beat have already reported that Campbell will be rejoining the Packers on a new deal while Burks announced his social media channels that he would be heading west to play for the 49ers. 

 

The Packers placed a second-round tender on WR Allen Lazard, setting the asking price for his services as a restricted free agent.

 

The team also shaved off several millions of dollars off of the contract of WR Randall Cobb, who is now due to make $3 million.

 

Free agency officially kicked off Wednesday afternoon, setting the stage for a hectic week of moves by all 32 NFL teams.

Gibraltar sends off their sectional champions

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team practiced in their home gym one more time before they head off to Madison Thursday morning for their date at this weekend's WIAA State Tournament.

 

The secondary school's students and staff along with parents and other community members filled the Gibraltar gymnasium for a pep rally Wednesday afternoon. Students from the elementary school also got to participate from the comfort of their own classrooms. 

 

Players were introduced to the music of Jock Jams before hosting an impromptu dunk contest. Coaches were also introduced before athletic director Peggy Tanck gave final instructions ahead of Friday's trip down from Fish Creek on a pair of full coach buses. Coach Justin Burress expressed his appreciation to the team for their effort and the community for their support.

 

You can catch the Gibraltar Vikings heading out of town Thursday morning when the bus leaves Fish Creek a little after 8 a.m.

 

 

You will be able to follow NEW Radio Sports Network Thursday and Friday as we head down for the game, including our live broadcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. on 105.1 The GOAT.

 

Outfielder McCutchen signs with Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have added a five-time All-Star to their roster on Wednesday.  Andrew McCutchen was signed to a one-year contract, according to President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.   The 35-year-old McCutchen is a lifetime .280 hitter with 270 home runs and 97 stolen bases over the past 13 seasons.  Having played for four other teams in his career, McCutchen will add depth to the Brewer outfield and was a Gold Glove Award winner in 2012.  

Bucks end road trip against Sacramento

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to complete a winning western conference three-game road trip on Wednesday night as they travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings.  Coming off a 117-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday, the Bucks are in second place in the Eastern Conference.  Milwaukee (43-26) is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 29.7 points per game, while Sacramento (25-45) is paced by De’Aaron Fox who is scoring at a 23.2 clip.

 

The Bucks are getting healthier, as both Brook Lopez and George Hill returned to the roster and played on Monday after recovering from injuries.

 

  Tip off is set  for 9 pm at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Wednesday.   

Packers receive two compensatory picks in NFL draft

The NFL announced Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers will be awarded two compensatory selections in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. 

 

The Packers will get additional picks in the fourth (Number 140 overall) and seventh rounds (Number 258 overall).

 

The draft picks were given after the Packers lost All-Pro center Corey Lindsley and running back Jamaal Williams in free agency last year.

 

The Packers will now have a total of nine picks in the NFL Draft next month. 

 

In other Packer news, Aaron Rodgers officially signed his contract extension and will play his 18th season with the Packers after receiving his fourth MVP award recently. 

Three Clippers soccer players ink NLI's

Three members of the Sturgeon Bay soccer team will be continuing their careers to the next level.

 

Spencer Hubbard, Ben Luders, and Jonathan Wind all signed their National Letters of Intent on Monday. Hubbard and Wind will head to Edgewood College in the Madison area. The Eagles finished their 2021 campaign 0-14-1. Luders will head to play at UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks completed their 2021 season with a 15-6-1 mark, advancing to the CSC semifinals against Mary Washington. 

 

The trio helped Sturgeon Bay advance to the sectional final last year where they lost to eventual state champion Sheboygan Christian/Sheboygan Lutheran. They also have a 2019 state championship and 2018 state runner-up to their credit.

 

  

Packers sign Campbell, say good-bye to others on busy Monday

It was a busy day across the NFL on Monday, especially at 1265 Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay.

 

The activity started with the Packers signing OLB Preston Smith to a contract extension. The four-year, $53.5 million contract comes after taking a pay cut to stay with the team last year. It included a $12 million roster bonus and other incentives. 

 

Then came the bad news for Packers fans as news broke that Davante Adams would not play under the franchise tag he received the same day Aaron Rodgers said he would return to the franchise. The tag is worth over $18 million, but Adams would like a long-term contract. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the two sides are still far apart on a deal.

 

The Packers then said goodbye to two veteran players in OL Billy Turner and OLB Za'darius Smith. Turner was likely an injury-related designation after suffering a knee injury late in the season. Smith is a cost-cutting move that helped the Packers eliminate $20 million of their cap hit for the 2022 season.

 

Some of that money was put back on the books later when ILB De'Vondre Campbell was reportedly awarded a pay raise after being taken off the street last season. The five-year, $50 million contract locks up one of the top defenders from last year's playoff team, leading the team with 147 tackles while helping force several turnovers. 

 

Plenty of decisions remain as the Packers have to get below the salary cap by the deadline on Wednesday, with players like cornerback Rasul Douglas, defensive lineman Dean Lowry, and receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling among the ones awaiting their fate.

Phoenix women to host WNIT game against Minnesota

After losing nearly a month's worth of home games due to COVID-19 issues in the conference, the Green Bay Phoenix women will get one of those contests back.

 

WNIT officials announced on Monday that the Phoenix will host Minnesota in an opening-round game on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The two teams are familiar with each other as the Phoenix have 6-8 record against the Golden Gophers including an opening-round 62-60 loss to the Big Ten opponent in the 2014 WNIT. The Phoenix are still looking for their first WNIT win, losing to Kent State in 2019 at home 64-59. 

 

General admission tickets go on sale for the 7 p.m. Thursday game on Tuesday.

Bucks break long road losing streak to Jazz

The Milwaukee Bucks did something in Utah Monday night that has not been done since the dawn of the iPod, Wikipedia, and Windows XP: they won.

 

The Bucks 117-111 win over the Jazz in Utah was the first time it has been done since 2001. It was a bounceback victory for the Bucks after a tough loss to Golden State over the weekend. The Jazz held the lead entering the fourth quarter after responding to a strong response by the Bucks in the second quarter to outscore them 34-21 in the third stanza. The Bucks outscored them 28-18 in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Jazz to break the 21-year losing streak in Salt Lake City. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 30 points and 15 boards while Jrue Holiday scored 29 points. Khris Middleton chipped in 23 points in the victory. Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley each tallied 29 points in the loss for the Jazz.

 

The Bucks' road trip continues Wednesday as they face the Sacramento Kings. 

Breakfast With the Vikings: Gibraltar earns morning slot against Randolph on 105.1 The GOAT

You will be able to kick off your morning with a cup of Gibraltar basketball this Friday.

 

The Vikings are seeded fourth in the Division 5 State Tournament, earning a 9:05 a.m. date with top-seeded Randolph. As a five-seed in their regional, Gibraltar was the lowest seed to make the Division 5 field as the only non-number one to advance to Madison. Marshall is the only other team playing at the Kohl Center this week as a non-top two seed, advancing to the Division 4 state semi-finals as a number three seed in their regional. 

 

The winner of Randolph/Gibraltar will play the victors of the Hurley/Bangor matchup at 11:05 a.m. Saturday.

 

NEW Radio Sports Network will carry the game live on 105.1 The GOAT this Friday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 9:05. 

Wisconsin, Marquette make NCAA field

Both of Wisconsin's major college basketball programs got invites to the Big Dance on Sunday.

 

Despite being one and done in the Big Ten Tournament and sharing the regular-season crown with Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers were rewarded with virtual home games in the opening round. The third-seeded Badgers will open the tournament against 14-seed Colgate at the Fiserv Forum. They would have either LSU or Iowa State lurking in the second round if the Badgers beat the Patriot League champions in their first matchup. 

 

Marquette secured a nine-seed in the tournament field despite being one and done in the Big East Tournament. They will face North Carolina in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday. The winner will likely face the top-seeded Baylor Bears in the second round.

 

No state teams qualified for the Women's NCAA Tournament. Marquette and Green Bay were placed in the WNIT field. For the Phoenix, it will be their first time in the WNIT since the 2018-19 season, and just the sixth time in program history. They will learn more about their matchup at 1 p.m. Monday.

 

 

Brewers, MLB teams get to work

The Milwaukee Brewers will go from having two weeks of their regular-season games canceled to playing spring training games later this week.

 

The Brewers reported to Maryvale this weekend for their first workouts of the spring. It was the first time the organization got to see Hunter Renfroe in a Brewers jersey. Renfroe was acquired by the Brewers for outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and prospects David Hamilton and Alex Binelas early on in the offseason. The Brewers also recently signed Brad Boxberger to a $2.5 million deal in 2022 with a chance at another $550,000 in performance bonuses as he tries to get the ball to Devin Williams and Josh Hader with the game on the line.

 

The Brewers will play their first spring training game on March 18th when they play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Their first home spring training game is March 20th against the San Diego Padres. 

Gamblers split their final two games in Youngstown

The Green Bay Gamblers were able to find some success at the end of their three-game stint in Youngstown last weekend.

 

After falling 6-5 on Friday, the Gamblers lost their Saturday night matchup 2-0 in a low shooting affair. The Gamblers had just 20 shots on goal while the Phantoms registered single tallies in the first and second periods. Aaron Randazzo got back on track as he stopped 20 of the 22 shots he faced.

 

In a Sunday afternoon matinee, it was the Gamblers that came away with the 4-3 victory after seven rounds of a shootout. A second-period Cameron Lund goal was all that had occurred in the first 40 minutes of play, giving the Gamblers a slim 1-0 lead. Chaos took over in the third as the two teams combined for five goals. Alex Servagno and Matt Deboer staked the Gamblers to a 3-1 lead with 14 minutes to go. The Phantoms would score twice in the final three minutes of action, including one with just six seconds on the clock. Dominik Bartecko scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Gamblers the win. Randazzo stopped 29 of 32 shots in the game and saved all seven shootout attempts by the Phantoms. 

Vikings sail to the state tournament on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar won a well matched game Saturday night against The Columbus Catholic Dons leaving the score 55-49. The Dons fight hard in the first couple minutes, giving them a six point lead while stunning The Viking defense. Gibratlar shook out of it with Trevor Ash contributing nine points and Jake Schar setting the tone with a buzzer beater three to end the half.

 

Both teams continue fighting hard throughout the second half with The Dons keeping the lead by a few points. Will Friedenfels turns the tides with a crucial block giving The Vikings an upperhand. Sam Wilczek battled hard in attempt to regain the lead chipping ten points to end his night. In the last three minutes Sam Lindenberg wraps up the game giving the Vikings a six point lead. After the game The Vikings were awarded for becoming the sectional champions. Friedenfels was awarded Sony's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria Player of The Game for contributing 11 points while making an unforgetable block.

 

Catch coverage of The Gibratlar Vikings in the state tournament Thursday on 105.1 The GOAT or on 1051thegoat.com.

Gibraltar looks to make first state tournament on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings could do something no other team in program history has done when they play Columbus Catholic in Pulaski Saturday night.

 

The Vikings finish strong in the second half to beat Three Lakes 58-40 in the WIAA Division Five sectional semi-final against Three Lakes in Elcho Thursday night. Sam Lindenberg scored a game-high of 27 points to lead the Vikings. Braden Sitte added eight points and Trevor Ash chipped in five points with a dunk to cap off the scoring. It was only the second appearance in sectionals since 1974.

 

Columbus Catholic looks to qualify for their third appearance in the state tournament since 2017. Sam Wilczek and Grant Olson scored 15 points while their team's leading scorer Emmitt Konieczny added 14 in Columbus Catholic beat Newman Catholic 65-59 in Wisconsin Rapids. 

Gamblers come up short against Phantoms

The Green Bay Gamblers ended up on the wrong side of a back and forth affair in Ohio Friday night, losing to Youngstown 6-5.

 

Down 1-0 after just 90 seconds in the first period, Brody Lamb and Cameron Lund tallied goals within five minutes of each other to give the Gamblers a 2-1 lead. 

 

The Phantoms would score two unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead before Matt Deboer tied it up with just over 40 seconds remaining to tie the game heading into the third period. 

 

The two sides would combine for five goals in the third period with Peter Kramer opening the period with a tally before the Phantoms would score two straight. Jarod Crespo would tie the game up at five, but the Phantom's Charlie Lurie would give the Phantoms the game-winning goal just one minute after the Gamblers tied it up.

 

Rastislav Elias made 14 saves on the night.

 

The two sides meet each other again Saturday night at 6:05 p.m.

Gibraltar's Lindenberg, Kewaunee's Thompson leads Packerland honors

Two local athletes were named the best of the best in their respective sports as the Packerland Conference announced their All-Conference squads.

 

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg capture player of the year honors for boys' basketball. He joined Algoma's Carter Zimmerman and Peshtigo's Landon Lemke has unanimous first-team selections. Southern Door's Drew Daoust, Oconto's Kadin Baxter, and NEW Lutheran's Tristian Lynch joined them on the first team. 

 

Kewaunee's Mitchell Thompson was named Packerland Conference Wrestler of Year after he made a run at state. Six Kewaunee wrestlers made the all-conference. Three from Southern Door and one from Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol also made the squad. 

 

Sevastopol's Bailey Rikkola and Kewaunee's Taylor Schleis were named to the First Team All Packerland Conference basketball team for girls' basketball.

 

The full teams are listed below:

2021-22 BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

1ST TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR

Drew Daoust                             Southern Door                          Freshman

Kadin Baxter                             Oconto                                     Junior

Landon Lemke                          Peshtigo                                   Senior               Unanimous

Sam Lindenberg                        Gibraltar                                    Senior               Unanimous

Tristian Lynch                            NEW Lutheran-Providence         Junior

Carter Zimmerman                     Algoma                                     Senior               Unanimous

 

2ND TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR             

Cameron Cullen             Kewaunee                                 Senior

Kaine Fort                                 Peshtigo                                   Junior

Jared Hawkey                           Southern Door                          Junior

Luke Krueger                             Oconto                                     Senior

Elijah Meerstein                         NEW Lutheran-Providence         Junior

Taylor Schaefer                         Southern Door                          Junior

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Trevor Ash                                Gibraltar                                    Senior

Isaak Aune                                Sturgeon Bay                            Junior

Carter Bieri                                Sevastopol                               Senior

Christian Boyle                          Peshtigo                                   Senior

Jack deYoung                           Sevastopol                               Senior

Lucas Dhein                              NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior

Will Friedenfels                         Gibraltar                                    Junior

Christian Koch                           Oconto                                     Senior

Preston Newton                         Sturgeon Bay                            Senior

Sawyer Pribek                           Kewaunee                                 Junior

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                                YEAR

Sam Lindenberg                        Gibraltar                                    Senior

 

2021-22 GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

1ST TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR

Lianna Baxter                            Oconto                                     Senior               Unanimous

Sydney Lund                             Peshtigo                                   Senior               Unanimous

Bailey Rikkola                           Sevastopol                               Junior               Unanimous

Taylor Schleis                           Kewaunee                                 Senior

Leah Schmidt                            NEW Lutheran-Providence         Senior

Addisyn Viestenz                      Oconto                                     Freshman

 

2ND TEAM

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR             

Toni Bortolini                             Kewaunee                                 Senior

Naomi Rikkola                           Sevastopol                               Freshman

Andie Schar                              Gibraltar                                    Freshman

Kendra Shimon                         Southern Door                          Freshman

Mykenzi Uhlers                          Kewaunee                                 Senior

Ryley Zimmerman                      Algoma                                     Sophomore

 

HONORABLE MENTION

NAME                                    SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Leah Allan                                 Oconto                                     Senior

Libby Ash                                 Sevastopol                               Sophomore

Sierra Arneman                          Sturgeon Bay                            Senior

Sabrina Ferron                          Kewaunee                                 Senior

Kiley Gaedtke                           Kewaunee                                 Senior

Emma Gilligan                           Peshtigo                                   Senior

Emily Kirchman                         Algoma                                     Junior

Hannah Moe                              Oconto                                     Senior

Sierra Slaby                              Algoma                                     Freshman

Kyanne Wusterbarth                  Oconto                                     Freshman

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                                YEAR

Lianna Baxter                            Oconto                                     Senior

 

 

2021-22 WRESTLING ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

1ST TEAM

106 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Ethan Suennen                          Peshtigo                                   Freshman          Unanimous

 

113 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Cameron Ambrosius                  Southern Door                          Freshman          Unanimous

 

120 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Isaac Benz                                Kewaunee                                 Sophomore       Unanimous

 

126 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Reese Yunke                             Peshtigo                                   Sophomore       Unanimous

 

132 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Ethan Brissette                          Peshtigo                                   Sophomore       Unanimous

 

138 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR 

Max Severin                              Kewaunee                                 Senior               Unanimous

 

145 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Thomas Grosbeier                     Southern Door                          Senior               Unanimous

 

 

152 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Patrick Haese                            Sturgeon Bay-Sevastopol          Freshman          Unanimous

 

160 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Hayden Jeanquart                     Southern Door                          Sophomore       Unanimous

 

170 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Kemper Robinson                     Kewaunee                                 Sophomore       Unanimous

 

182 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Logan Steinhorst                       Kewaunee                                 Senior               Unanimous

 

195 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Mitchell Thompson                    Kewaunee                                 Junior               Unanimous

 

220 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Ezra Ducat                                Kewaunee                                 Junior               Unanimous

 

285 WEIGHT CLASS                        SCHOOL                                YEAR

Connor Thomas                         Peshtigo                                   Sophomore       Unanimous

 

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

NAME                                     SCHOOL                                YEAR              WEIGHT CLASS

Mitchell Thompson                    Kewaunee                                 Junior                           195

 

Gamblers open three game series against Youngstown

The Green Bay Gamblers will hit the road for the next two weekends beginning Friday night in Youngstown to face the Phantoms.

 

The Gamblers had a weekend split against Chicago earlier this month when they lost 7-4 at home Friday night before squeaking past the Steel in Geneva, Ill. 2-1. Rastislav Elias has been performing well in his last two starts, giving up just three goals on 69 shots. 

 

The Phantoms are five points ahead of the Gamblers in the standings, going 5-3-2-0 in their last 10 games. 

 

The Friday and Saturday games begin at 6:05 p.m. while the Sunday matinee begins at 3:05.

Vikings clinch sectional final birth on 105.1 The Goat

The Gibraltar Vikings finish strong in the second half to beat Three Lakes 58-40 in the WIAA Division Five sectional semi-final against Three Lakes in Elcho Thursday night. The first half was a back-and-forth affair with the Vikings Sam Lindenberg and The Blue Jay's Sam Eppler going nearly point for point. The Vikings were able to go on a small run to end the half to take a 22-20 lead into the break.

 

The Vikings started strong in the second half scoring the first six points. A run midway through the second half would see the Vikings doubling their lead and never let it get below six points for the rest of the game. The defense would tighten up on Epplar who scored only three of his 15 points after the break.  Lindenberg would go on to score a game-high of 27 points. Braden Sitte added eight points and Trevor Ash chipped in five points with a dunk to cap off the scoring.  

 

The Vikings will now head to Pulaski Saturday night on 105.1 The Goat where they will face Columbus Catholic. Pregame starts at 6:30 followed by the opening tip-off at 7:00. 

 

 

Storm season ends against Brillion in sectional semis

The Brillion Lions were simply too much for the Kewaunee Storm in Thursday's WIAA Division 3 Sectional Semi-Final, winning the game in Chilton 75-50.

 

The game sends the Lions to the sectional finals will where they will take on Freedom with a chance at state on the line. The Storm's season ends with a share of the Packerland title and a regional championship in their trophy case. They finished the season an 18-9 record, including a 13-3 mark in the Packerland Conference. 

Major League Baseball ends lockout, full season expected

There will be major league baseball this summer.  Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.  The full 162-game schedule will remain intact with games reportedly starting on April 7.  The three months of negotiations came to fruition on Thursday with a five-year agreement that came 99 days after Major League Baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred imposed a lockout when the previous CBA expired.  Games missed from the one week that was canceled earlier will now be made up with doubleheaders during the season.    

Kewaunee battles Brillion in sectional semis

The Kewaunee Storm looks to continue their season on Thursday night when they travel to Chilton to face the Brillion Lions.

 

The Storm stunned Kiel in the regional final last Saturday when Sawyer Pribek took a pass in traffic from Ben Heim and hit a lay-up with 10 seconds left to steal the game 43-42. They also beat Sturgeon Bay and nipped Campbellsport in previous rounds of the playoffs. In the regional final, the Lions had their own drama, beating Denmark 64-63 at home after beating Oostburg previously in the playoffs. 

 

The two teams will tip-off at 7 p.m. with a chance to play Freedom on Saturday in Two Rivers in the sectional final. The Irish beat Northland Pines 48-31 in the sectional semifinal Wednesday night in Oconto Falls.

Gibraltar meets Three Lakes in sectional semifinal on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings look to go further than any basketball team has ever gone in close to 50 years Thursday night when they travel to Elcho for a sectional semifinal matchup against Three Lakes.

 

Both teams have a trio of double-digit wins in the playoffs heading into the matchup with a sectional final date against either Newman Catholic or Columbus Catholic in Pulaski on the line. The Vikings have beaten Suring, Goodman/Pembine, and Gillett en route to Elcho, while Three Lakes toppled Wausaukee, Elcho, and Florence on their journey. Sam Eppler leads the Blue Jays with 15 points per game with a pair of 20 point performances so far in the playoffs. Sam Lindenberg has proven to be even more dangerous from the field, averaging over 22 points in a playoff contest.

 

This is the second time the Vikings have qualified for sectionals since their previous most successful season in 1974. They last made sectionals in 2019 when they lost to NEW Lutheran in Ashwaubenon. This is the most successful Blue Jays team since a 17-6 squad during the 2011-2012 school year.

 

105.1 The GOAT will carry the action over the radio and online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 1051TheGoat.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

MLB season pushed out to at least April 14th

An opening day matchup at American Family Field against the St. Louis Cardinals is the best-case scenario for Milwaukee Brewers fans after MLB and players' association officials failed to come to a deal on Wednesday.

 

Both sides issued dueling press releases with each blaming the other for a deal not coming together. ESPN's Jesse Rogers points to the international draft as a big reason why this round of negotiations failed on Wednesday. He also reported that the two sides have gotten a little closer on previous issues like the competitive balance tax and the pre-arbitration pool.

 

The Green Bay Rockers open their season at the end of May. Two of their fellow Northwoods League opponents, the Bismarck Larks and the Kalamazoo Growlers, have banned MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred until further notice.

Bucks secure another win against the Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks appear to be peaking at the right time as they beat the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday 124-115.

 

The Bucks built their lead in the first quarter, outscoring the Hawks 37-26 in the opening frame. The Hawks were able to cut the lead to just a couple of possessions late in the game, but the Bucks were able to cut off the surge and hold on to win their sixth straight game. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 43 points, continuing his post-All Star break surge as he has averaged over 31 points and 13 rebounds in the stretch. Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis also chipped in 23 points in the win. Trae Young led the way for the Hawks with 27 points. 

 

The Bucks hit the road Saturday to face the Golden State Warriors.

Sources: Aaron Rodgers signs record-breaking deal with Packers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to come back to 1265 Lombardi Avenue.

 

Rodgers' pal Pat McAfee and NFL Network's Ian Rappoport were among to report the news from sources. Rapoport says the deal is in the neighborhood of four years, $200 million, though McAfee refuted those numbers on his own Twitter feed.

 

According to Rapoport, the deal comes with $153 million guaranteed and lowers his $40 million-plus cap hit, which could open the door for a long-term deal for wide receiver Davante Adams among other players. 

 

The Packers have not yet officially announced the signing, which would include more specifics for the deal. 

Bucks roll over Thunder

The Milwaukee Bucks took care of business Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, dominating the Thunder 142-115 in NBA action. 

 

The Bucks opened the opening frame by taking a 39-34 lead and never looked back.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had another huge game with 39 points and was a perfect four for four from the three-point arc.  Khris Middleton added 25 points and Bobby Portis chipped in 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Bucks won for their fifth consecutive game.

 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 33 points as Oklahoma City fell to (20-45) in the Western Conference.

 

Milwaukee (41-25) is third in the Eastern Conference and will now host the Atlanta Hawks (31-33) at Fiserv Forum Wednesday. 

Badgers' Davis expected back for Big Ten Tournament

Injured early in the second half of Wisconsin’s lost to Nebraska on Sunday, Johnny Davis is expected to return to action on Friday in time for the Badgers’ quarterfinal Big Ten Conference Tournament game.  Davis said on Tuesday that he suffered a sprained ankle and should be ready for games this weekend. 

 

Davis was injured driving to the basket and landing awkwardly after a flagrant foul by Nebraska’s Trey McGowens.  He was named to the All-American team and fist team All-Big Ten.  #12 ranked Wisconsin, co-champs in the Big Ten, receives a double-bye in this weekend’s tournament and will play Friday in Indianapolis. 

Tuesday another deadline for MLB, MLBPA

Road trips to Wrigley Field and Camden Yards and a home series against the Cardinals could be the next to go for the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

MLB has instituted Tuesday night as a deadline for a deal to not just prevent the second week of games from being canceled, but potentially reinstate the full slate and service time for 2022. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Players' Association will agree to an expanded postseason if the MLB agrees to play a full 162 game schedule. The competitive balance tax, also known as the luxury tax, and the arbitration pool of money remain two other sticking points for both sides. 

 

The Maryvale complex is still keeping busy as the Brewers' minor league players get their workouts in before their seasons start. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers open their season in Grand Chute on April 8th when they host the Peoria Chiefs. 

Luxemburg-Casco well represented on All NEC teams

You will find plenty of Luxemburg-Casco athletes on the winter All-Conference teams the Northeastern Conference announced on Monday.

 

The wrestling team had the most impressive showing with 10 of its starting 14 earning all-conference honors. 

 

In girls' basketball, Taylor Thiry earned a pair First-Team honors while Lauren Adams was named to the second team.

 

Peyton Mrotek was a unanimous First-Team member for boys' basketball while Evan Dahlke was placed on as an honorable mention.

 

You can see the full rosters here

Cold start sends Phoenix women home early

The Cleveland State Vikings took advantage of a poor offensive start for the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team en route to a 69-42 victory Monday in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals in Indianapolis.

 

The Phoenix found themselves down early as they started 4-21 from the field and 1-22 from behind the arc. They were down 17-7 after one quarter and only saw that lead grow from there. The team also dearly missed Julia Hartwig and Brooklyn Blackburn who have provided big bodies for the Phoenix all season long. Instead, the Vikings outrebounded them 40-24 and outscored them in the paint 30-16. Sydney Levy led the team with eight points.

 

It is likely the Phoenix season is done early for the third season in a row. According to Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Phoenix may only accept a WNIT bid if they decided to play in the postseason. The WNIT is usually reserved for the runner-up in the Horizon League Tournament, which will either be IUPUI or the Vikings.

Decision day for the Packers

You will learn a lot about the Green Bay Packers after Tuesday.

 

The deadline for teams to give players the franchise tag if they are unable to come to long-term details. One of those targets for the Packers is Davante Adams, who no matter is behind center for the team in 2022 would be a nice asset to have on offense. Tagging Adams would not only rub the All-Pro wide receiver the long way, but it could further anger Aaron Rodgers.

 

The longtime Packers quarterback has also said he would come to a decision by Tuesday. ESPN is reporting that the Packers are prepared to give Rodgers a contract that would make him among the highest-paid players in the league while improving their salary cap situation. 

 

The franchise tag deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Sectional semifinal set with Gibraltar, Three Lakes in Elcho

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team now knows who they will be facing in the WIAA Division 5 Sectional semifinals on Thursday.

 

The team gathered together to watch Three Lakes beat Florence 59-49 in their regional final on Monday. The game was delayed from Saturday due to a storm that swept through the region that night. No other stats could be found, but it was a win in the rubber match for the Blue Jays who split their two matchups against the Bobcats this season. 

 

The Vikings have not faced the Blue Jays on the hardwood in the last five years, but some of the players could still have a score to settle after the two teams squared off on the football field. The Vikings lost that game 50-22 with the Blue Jays' second leading basketball scorer Ashton Maney (11 points per game) accumulating nearly 260 yards of total offense and two scores in the contest.

 

The basketball game will tip-off at 7 p.m. in Elcho where 105.1 The GOAT will carry the broadcast live over the air and at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Phoenix women open Indy play against Cleveland State

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team is two wins away from adding another banner to its rafters, but it has to first beat Cleveland State Monday afternoon.

 

The Vikings stunned the Phoenix in the first round of last year's Horizon League Tournament and only lost by two in the two squads' only meeting this year two weeks ago. The Phoenix earned their spot in the league semifinals by dominating Milwaukee while the Vikings toppled Northern Kentucky in their quarterfinal matchup. 

 

The Phoenix are hoping to improve their 23-4 record in Horizon League tournament play, which includes winning championships in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

 

If the Phoenix win, they will play the winner of IUPUI and Oakland, which plays before them. The Phoenix and Vikings tip-off at 1:30 p.m.

Track season begins for local athletes

While wrestling and swimming have finished and the basketball seasons complete their final games, the area's track teams begin their season officially on Monday.

 

The area's seven track teams can start having practices beginning on Monday, though its likely some of the athletes are still weeks away from joining their teammates as the winter seasons wrap-up and they are given a week or two to rest. 

 

For Luxemburg-Casco, the boys' first indoor meet will be at UW-Oshkosh on March 17th. Southern Door, Algoma, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay will also open their season at that meet as well. The Spartans girls will have to wait until March 29th for their date at UW-Oshkosh with a quad meet at West De Pere scheduled for that same day.

 

Kewaunee's track team will celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a meet at Wausau West while Gibraltar will open their year alongside Algoma and Kewaunee at Green Lake/Princeton.

Badgers lose Davis, forced to share Big Ten title

The Wisconsin Badgers' 74-73 loss to Nebraska may be worse than your usual addition to the right column of standings.

 

Star player Johnny Davis got tangled up with the Cornhuskers' Trey McGowens with 17 minutes left in the game. While McGowens was ejected, Davis did not return to the bench and the Wisconsin State Journal reported that he left the Kohl Center on Sunday in a walking boot. Head coach Greg Gard is still hopeful Davis will be able to play in this week's Big Ten Tournament. The Badgers still led for much of the game before the Cornhuskers climbed all the way back and took the lead at the end while holding their hosts scoreless from the field for the final 5:48. Brad Davison led the Badgers with 20 points in his Kohl Center swan song. 

 

The loss also means the Badgers will have to share the Big Ten title with Illinois, who beat Iowa Sunday 74-72 and with that grabbed the conference tournament's top seed.

 

 

Bucks close out Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks won their NBA Finals rematch against the Phoenix Suns Sunday afternoon 132-122.

 

Leading the way was Khris Middleton, who scored 16 points in the game's decisive fourth quarter en route to a 44-point day. Jrue Holiday was also key to the Bucks holding off the Suns as he scored 17 of his 24 total points in the game's final stanza. Giannis Antetokounmpo registered a double-double as he scored 19 points and grabbed 13 points. Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 30 points while the team was missing Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Cam Johnson for a variety of different reasons.

 

The win was the Bucks' fourth straight victory, three of which came against the league's best teams (Heat, Bulls, and Suns). They are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder.

Kewaunee nips Kiel for regional title

The Kewaunee Storm advanced to sectionals in the Division 3 Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday by the slimmest of margins, beating Kiel 43-42.

 

They will meet Brillion in the sectional semi-final in Chilton on Thursday. The Lions also won by the skin of their teeth, beating Denmark 64-63.

 

Gamblers hold off Steel

A 2-0 lead was enough for the Green Bay Gamblers as they held off the Chicago Steel 2-1 in Geneva, Ill. Saturday night.

 

Nicholas VanTassell scored late in the first period to give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead before Cameron Lund doubled the advantage with his own tally five minutes into the second period. Rastislav Elias would give up a goal later in the second period, but nothing after en route to a 33 save evening for the Gamblers. 

Spartans wrestlers finish runner-up at team state

Luxemburg-Casco narrowly missed out on its 13th state wrestling championship on Saturday, beating Winneconne before falling to Amery in the final.

 

In the semifinal, the Spartans dropped only a pair of matches in a 58-9 victory over Winneconne. The Spartans got bonus points in nine of the 14 matches, including pins from Easton Worachek, Joseph Chervenka, Luke VanDonsel, Ryan Routhieaux, Hunter Joniaux, and Caleb Delebreau.

 

In the final, the Spartans took an early 10-0 lead but Amery scored 27 unanswered points as the dual went into the upper weights to go onto win 36-30. The two teams split the matches 7-7, but Amery was able to collect the bonus points including a disqualification at 285 pounds and a coach misconduct that cost the Spartans a point. Trace Schoenebeck, Delebreau, and Worachek earned pins in the final. It was the second straight state title for Amery.

 

Match #1 Semifinal

Luxemburg-Casco defeated Winneconne 58-9

126 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Mason Sternard (Winneconne) Maj 9-1

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Caden Kleinschmidt (Winneconne) Fall 0:29

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Ayden Hart (Winneconne) Dec 9-7

145 - Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) over Joey Klemm (Winneconne) SV-1 3-1

152 - Caleb Meunier (Winneconne) over George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 0:46

160 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Nathaniel Jechort (Winneconne) Fall 0:55

170 - Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Emmeric Hanke (Winneconne) Fall 5:39

182 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Avery Piotraschke (Winneconne) TF 18-1

195 - Dylan Krings (Winneconne) over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 6-2

220 - Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) over Desmond Walker (Winneconne) Fall 2:54

285 - Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) over Logan Johnson (Winneconne) Fall 1:10

106 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Chase Sternard (Winneconne) Dec 10-5

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Garrett Marks (Winneconne) Maj 12-2

120 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cayden Behm (Winneconne) Fall 3:01

 

Match #2 Division 2 Championship

Amery defeated Luxemburg-Casco 36-30

132 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Sam Kelling (Amery) Fall 0:56

138 - Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Joseph Wentz (Amery) Maj 16-2

145 - Mason Tylee (Amery) over Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 8-2

152 - Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Wyatt Ingham (Amery) Dec 7-2

160 - Eddie Simes (Amery) over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 1:30

170 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cole Andren (Amery) Fall 1:01

182 - Grant Cook (Amery) over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 0:57

195 - Kale Hopke (Amery) over Sebastian Sauter (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 0:39

220 - Koy Hopke (Amery) over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 0:27

285 - Robert Beese (Amery) over Joseph Chervenka (Luxemburg-Casco) DQ

106 - Brendan Burke (Amery) over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 7-3

113 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Lane Anderson (Amery) Dec 3-1

120 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Bradyn Penard (Amery) Fall 1:00

126 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Hunter Beese (Amery) Dec 7-0

Luxemburg-Casco's team score was adjusted by -1.0 for coach unsport

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling opens team state against Winneconne

For the third time in eight years, the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team will have a chance at a team state title.

 

The Spartans enter the tournament at the UW-Madison Fieldhouse with a perfect 17-0 dual meet record, including wins against Freedom and Oconto Falls to capture the team sectional title. They are led by Max Ronsman, who captured his first state title while several of his other teams also came home from the Kohl Center with hardware.

 

At 10 a.m., the Spartans open the team state tournament against Winneconne, who are experiencing their second consecutive appearance in the team tournament after qualifying for the first time in 2021. Amery is making their second team tournament experience after winning it all in 2021. They will have a rematch of last year's championship dual when they wrestling against Prairie du Chein.

 

The winners of the two duals will wrestle against each other at 3 p.m.

Vikings halt Eagles' season on The Clipper

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team struggled to get their offense going Friday night as they saw their season end against Denmark 51-34.

 

Both teams took aim at each other's top players as the Eagles' Drew Daoust and the Vikings' Donovan Short were held in check for much of the game. Hayden Konkol was able to pick up the slack for the Vikings though, scoring 12 of his game-high 18 points in the first half. Daoust was able to score eight points and Taylor Schaefer added seven, but the Eagles found themselves down 24-19 at the break.

 

The Vikings would see their lead grow by as much as 11 in the second half with Cayden DeGrave scoring all seven of his points after the half and three others scoring at least six points. Jared Hawkey helped keep the Eagles close at times in the second half, scoring 11 of his 13 points after the break.

 

The Eagles' season ends with a 15-11 record including an 11-5 mark in the Packerland Conference. Head coach Josh Vandenbush praised his young squad for the resiliency they showed after starting the season 0-4.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco falls to West De Pere in regional semi-final on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans battled but could not overcome a 20-point first half deficit, losing 86-75 to the West De Pere Phantoms in a Division 2 WIAA boys basketball regional semi-final at the West De Pere Fieldhouse Friday night. 

 

The Phantoms jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes before Spartan’s Evan Dahlke hit a three-pointer finally answer the run. 

 

West De Pere kept up the pressure on L-C and extended the lead eventually to 43-23 in the first half.  The Spartans were able to cut the lead to ten points before intermission, but Thomas Walder hit a over the head, no-look flip shot at the buzzer to give West De Pere a 46-34 advantage at half.

 

The Spartans continued to stay close in the second half and got within six points several times but could not get over the hump in the second half, as the Phantom prevailed by sealing the game at the free throw line hitting 22 free throws for the game.

 

West De Pere was led by Ethan Heck with 20 points and Andrew Baumgart added 18 and Nathan Heikkala chipped in 17 more.

 

Peyton Mrotek had game-high honors for the Spartans scoring 25 points, with 17 of those coming in the first half to keep the Spartans close.  Dahlke had a huge second half scoring 17 of his 19 points and hitting five three-pointers.  Owen Deprez added 13 points and Jacob Parins chipped in 10 more for the Spartans.   

 

West De Pere (17-8) will now play Ashwaubenon in the regional final Saturday.  

 

Luxemburg-Casco (13-13) will look to next season as six seniors finished their high school basketball careers; Hayden Koss, Dahlke, Parins, Lucas Cannon, Logan Doell, and Mrotek.

Five goal third period sinks Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers saw a 3-2 lead in the third period turn into a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Steel at the Resch Center Friday night. 

 

Kent Anderson got the Gamblers on the board midway through the first period with the Steel holding a 1-0 lead. After the Steel retook the lead minutes later, the Gamblers retook the lead in the second period when they scored a pair of unanswered goals off the sticks of Luke Weilandt and Ryan Greene. Jarod Crespo would tie the game at four 10 minutes into the third period after the Steel tied the game in the opening minute of the game's final minute. The Steel would score the next four goals, giving Aaron Randazzo his second straight blowout loss.

 

The Gamblers will play the Steel again Saturday night in Geneva, Ill.

Sevastopol, Washington Island students take robots for swim

You could have shared the pool with robots at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday.

 

Five middle school teams from Washington Island School and one from Sevastopol participated in the Door County SeaPerch competition ahead of next month’s regionals at Ashwaubenon High School. Sponsored by the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance and supported in part by the Door County Maritime Museum, SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program to complement a school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming. The students designed and built their robots before placing them into the water to run them through an obstacle course.

 

Sevastopol’s Daniel Castillo, Austin Pagels, and Luke Filar said afterward that the experience is a great introduction to possible careers down the road.

Sevastopol took second place at the regional SeaPerch competition in 2020. They were planning to compete at the International SeaPerch Challenge at the University of Maryland before the event was canceled due to the pandemic.

 

 

Southern Door battles Denmark on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team look to advance to a second straight regional title game Friday night when they host the Denmark Vikings.

 

The Eagles were given a scare by the visiting New Holstein Huskies but were able to pull away late in the second half to win 61-52 in the first round of the WIAA Division 3 Playoffs Tuesday night. Drew Daoust scored 26 points to lead the Eagles while Nic Pierre added 16 and Taylor Schaefer chipped in 10 in the victory. The Vikings earned their spot with a 78-38 thrashing of Two Rivers in their opening-round matchup. UWGB recruit Donovan Short leads the Vikings with 23.5 points and 8.6 rebounds a game while Hayden Konkol serves as a great complement as he averages 16.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg. Konkol is also second on the team in assists with just over two a game.

 

Short and Konkol combined for 46 points in the team's earlier matchup on November 30th when the Vikings won 72-63. The loss occurred at Denmark's tournament and was a part of the Eagles' season-opening four-game losing streak. Four players scored in double figures in the game, led by the since-departed Logan Jeanquart and Nic Pierre's 13 points. A win for the Eagles would not just send them to their second straight regional title game but also break a three-game losing streak to the Vikings.

 

Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

Other games occurring Friday night involving local teams include Gibraltar traveling to Goodman/Pembine on 105.1 The GOAT, Luxemburg-Casco visiting West DePere on 96.7 WBDK, and Kewaunee making its way to Campbellsport. All games begin at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar continues regional run at Goodman/Pembine on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings hope to advance to their third regional title game in five years when they visit Goodman/Pembine on Friday night in Division 5 tournament action.

 

The Vikings earned their spot in the semifinal by dismantling Suring 72-25 in Fish Creek on Tuesday. The first-round matchup saw Sam Lindenberg light it up with 26 points and the Vikings take a commanding 49-13 lead into intermission. Goodman/Pembine had a similar performance against visiting St. Thomas Aquinas with three players scoring in double figures including 20 points from Ryan Ehlert in a 65-24. 

 

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg was a one-man wrecking crew in the team's 78-47 victory over Goodman-Pembine earlier this season. Lindenberg dropped a game-high 38 points on their hosts while Will Friedenfels added 13 points in the win. Boone Larison scored 12 points and Landon Kalkofen chipped in 10 points in the loss for Goodman-Pembine.

 

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

Phoenix women pound Panthers

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team said goodbye to the Kress Events Center for the season in impressive fashion on Thursday as they beat Milwaukee 57-42 in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals.

 

The Phoenix outscored the visiting Panthers in each of the first three quarters, entering halftime with a 30-20 advantage. A 13-2 Phoenix run in the third quarter proved to be a backbreaker for the Panthers, who was trying to steal a second straight game against Green Bay.

 

Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz turned in a team-high 14 points and Julia Hartwig added 11 points in the victory. The Phoenix improved 13-2 since the ball dropped in Times Square as they will now head to Indianapolis to face Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tournament Semifinals on Monday. That game will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco battles West De Pere in regional semi-final on 96.7 WBDK

The #6 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys will battle the #3 West De Pere Phantoms Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional semi-final.  The Spartans (13-12 overall) beat the Marinette Marines 58-48 on Tuesday in Luxemburg.  West De Pere, co-champs of the Bay Conference, earned a bye and come in with a 16-8 record overall. 

 

Spartan Peyton Mrotek leads Luxemburg-Casco in scoring with a 18.2 average, while West De Pere is led by  Nate Heikkila who is averaging 15 points 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 West De Pere High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

New look Gamblers host Chicago on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers return home after an eventful week to open a series against the Chicago Steel.

 

The Gamblers ended a forgetful month last weekend in Michigan on a positive note, beating Team USA's U-17 squad 3-2 after falling to the 11-3 to the U-18s the previous night. The team went 3-6 during the month. The Steel had a virtual split of their February games thanks to a two-game sweep of Muskegon last weekend.

 

Friday marks the first time Gamblers fans will see their team without Jackson Hallum and Damien Carfagna. Both players were traded last week with players to be named later and draft picks as considerations.

 

The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m.

 

 

Phoenix women look to extend their season against Milwaukee

Avenging a loss late last month to the Milwaukee Panthers will not only give the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team bragging rights for the offseason but also send them packing to Indianapolis.

 

The two teams meet at the Kress Events Center Thursday night for the Horizon League Tournament Quarterfinals after the Panthers won their first matchup against UIC on Tuesday. The two teams had their first matchups postponed due to COVID. The Phoenix won the first rescheduled contest in Green Bay 65-56 while the Panthers stormed their way back from a double-digit deficit to capture the second game 50-48 in Milwaukee. The game tips off at 7 p.m. with the winner will play in the semifinals on Monday when the tournament switches its scenery to the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

 

The Phoenix men already had their season conclude on Tuesday when it lost to Detroit on the road 79-62. Antoine Davis cut up the Phoenix defense with 38 points on the night to give the Titans a 12-point halftime lead that they would not give up. Cade Meyer and Kamari McGee finished their All-Freshman Team seasons with two and 20 points respectively. Manny Ansong scored 11 points in the loss.  Its 25 losses is the most they have had in a single season in program history.

Local baseball options not affected by lockout

You will still be able to watch baseball this spring and early summer no matter how long it takes the Milwaukee Brewers to take the field.

 

The MLB owners and players could not come to a deal on Tuesday, which caused Commissioner Rob Manfred to cancel the first two series of the season including the pomp and circumstance of opening day. That means Brewers fans will not be able to catch their home team play at American Family Field until the middle of April at the earliest due to a seven-game road trip after their opening week homestand. 
 

Baseball teams at other levels across the country took advantage of the opportunity to tell fans that the lockout does not impact their operations and that they will start on time. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers made that clear last month despite their direct affiliation with the Brewers. Their tickets go on sale on March 12th with opening day scheduled for April 8th. The Green Bay Rockers uses college players, so they will likely begin on time on May 30th with their first home game scheduled for May 31st. The Milwaukee Milkmen of the American Association of Professional Baseball will start on time as well on May 13th.

Game winner makes for happy Holiday for Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks' Jrue Holiday hit a game-winning shot with less than two seconds left to steal a game from the Miami Heat 120-119 Wednesday night.

 

After leading 36-28 after the first quarter, the Bucks were outscored by the Heat by 10 in the second quarter and three in the third quarter to set the stage for the drama seen in the final frame. A lay-up converted by Holiday closed out a game where the Bucks were down by 14 with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Holiday's 25 points were the third-best on the team, trailing only Giannis Antetokounmpo's 28 points and Khris Middleton's 26 points. Tyler Herro's return home was special for the Milwaukee native as he scored 30 points for the Heat in the loss. 

 

The win concluded a six-game homestand for the Bucks. They will travel south to play at the United Center to face the Chicago Bulls on Friday. 

Marquette basketball drops road game to DePaul

The Marquette Golden Eagles saw a four-point halftime lead disappear in the second half en route to a 90-81 loss to DePaul at Wintrust Arena in Chicago Wednesday night.

 

An 18-2 run that started with 14 minutes on the clock in the second half ultimately doomed the Golden Eagles. Justin Lewis led the Golden Eagles with 26 points while Stevie Mitchell and Darryl Morsell each chipped in 12 points in the loss. Javon Freeman-Liberty overcame a slow start and a cut finger near the end of the first half to lead the Blue Demons with 26 points. 

 

The loss was the Golden Eagles' fifth straight on the road, but they will end their regular season at home on Saturday when St. John's comes to Fiserv Forum. 

Boys Basketball Roundup:  Algoma and Sevastopol fall, Kewaunee tops Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar advances

The high school hardwoods were busy on Tuesday night as the WIAA state basketball tournament began for the boys. 

 

Gibraltar dominated Suring 72-25 in Fish Creek on 105.1 The Goat and will now travel to Goodman/Pembine on Friday.  

 

 Other area teams saw Algoma lose to Shiocton 68-54 in Division 4 action, and Kewaunee upended Sturgeon Bay at home 67-54 in Division 3. 

 

Sevastopol dropped their regional quarterfinal to Randolph 78-44. 

 

The next action will be on Friday night as the advancing teams will play in the regional semi-finals.

Luxemburg-Casco topples Marinette on 96.7 WBDK

The #6 seeded Luxemburg-Casco Spartans hung on and defeated the #10 Marinette Marines 58-48 in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal in Luxemburg. 

 

The game started out slowly for both teams as Marinette scored the first two baskets and held a 4-2 after five minutes of play.  After the score was tied at 12-12, the Spartans went on a 14-2 run to build a 26-14 lead at the 3:30 mark and closed out the half with a 30-18 lead.

 

Taking control early in the second half, Luxemburg-Casco opened with a 13-2 run to take a 43-20 advantage.  Marinette made a run to close the game within seven points in the final minutes but could not get any closer.Peyton Mrotek led the Spartans with 26 points and hit 10/13 free throws to help put the game away at the free-throw line.  Owen Deprez added 13 points while Evan Dahlke hit three three-pointers and finished with 11 points.

 

Jake Sommerfeldt scored 17 points for Marinette with all of them coming in the second half. 

 

The Spartans (13-12) will now travel to West DePere on Friday night to face the #3 Phantoms in a regional semi-final.

 

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 West DePere High School. The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

Eagles outlast Huskies on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles were given a scare by the visiting New Holstein Huskies, but were able to pull away late in the second half to win 61-52 in the first round of the WIAA Division 3 Playoffs Tuesday night.

 

The Eagles were hitting shots early, but the Huskies traded twos for threes to take an early lead in the first half. Jaden Braun and Henry Schnell each hit a trio of three-pointers as the Huskies would pour in nine shots from distance. Drew Daoust would keep things as close as he could, scoring 14 of the Eagles' 26 first-half points as they would find themselves down by seven at the break.

 

The Huskies would extend their lead by as much as 11, but the Eagles would begin to turn the tide with less than nine minutes to go in the game. With the Eagles down by three, a mishandled ball by Daoust made its way to Nic Pierre, who buried one of his three second-half threes to make it 46-46. With the Huskies in the bonus, Daoust, Pierre, Taylor Schaefer had their opportunities to end the game from there on a 14-6 run to secure the victory. Daoust scored 26 points to lead the Eagles while Pierre added 16 and Schaefer chipped in 10 in the victory. Braun led the way for the Huskies with 25 points with Schnell scoring 14 points and Keaton Wagner adding 10 points.

 

The Eagles will now face off against Denmark on Friday in the regional semifinal at the Eagle Gymnasium. The Vikings earned the trip by beating Two Rivers at home. Denmark beat Southern Door in one of their first few games of the season. The Eagles will seek vengeance on 104.1 WRLU with Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate on the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

Other scores include Luxemburg-Casco handling Marinette on 96.7 WBDK 58-48, Gibraltar soaring past Suring 72-25 on 105.1 The GOAT,  Algoma falling to Shiocton 68-55, Kewaunee storming past Sturgeon Bay 67-44, and Sevastopol losing to Randolph 78-44.

Gibraltar opens tournament run against Suring on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team begin their journey to Madison on Tuesday with a WIAA Division 5 playoff matchup against Suring.

 

The Vikings have won nine of their last eleven games, including a 76-41 win against Algoma to close out the regular season last Thursday. The big men for the Vikings exploited the smaller Wolves team in the victory with Trevor Ash scoring 24 points and Will Friedenfels adding 14 points. Sam Lindenberg leads the team in scoring with 20.4 points and 4.2 assists per game.

 

The Eagles finished near the bottom of the Marinette & Oconto Conference with 5-11 mark, finishing with an overall record of 6-18. They have lost their last four games including a 54-41 defeat at the hands of Gillett last week to close out the regular season. The Eagles are led by Ethan Lally, who averages 13.1 points per game.

 

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

Southern Door hosts playoff opener against New Holstein on 104.1 WRLU

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team hopes to start a streak of a different kind Tuesday when they open the WIAA Division 3 Playoffs against New Holstein.

 

The Eagles hit a speed bump in their final week of the season, falling to Kewaunee last Tuesday 61-40 before losing 70-60  to NEW Lutheran on Friday. Led Drew Daoust (19.5 ppg, 3.4 ppg), Taylor Schaefer (10.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg), and Jared Hawkey (9.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.0 apg), the Eagles had won eight of their previous 10 games with a chance at claiming a share of the Packerland crown in the final week.

 

The Huskies only have two wins to their credit this season with their last one coming against Saint Lawerence Seminary on January 22nd by a score of 68-55. They are led by Phil Casper, who averages 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

 

Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on 104.1 WRLU beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

Other playoff contests going on tonight include Gibraltar hosting Suring on 105.1 The GOAT, Luxemburg-Casco playing at home against Marinette on 96.7 WBDK, Algoma battling Shiocton on the road, Sevastopol going out of town to face Randolph, and Sturgeon Bay visiting Kewaunee.

Phoenix men look to extend season at Detroit

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team looks for a chance at a berth in the NCAA Tournament when they begin the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday night at Detroit-Mercy.

 

The Phoenix captured their first road victory of the season on Tuesday at IUPUI when it beat a short-handed Jaguars team 67-41. It was just the fourth Horizon League win for the Phoenix this season and their fifth victory overall in 29 contests. The Phoenix did receive some good news on Monday when Cade Meyer and Kamari McGee were both named to the All-Freshman team in the Horizon League.

 

The Titans boast the league's best scorer in Antoine Davis at 23.7 points per game as they come into the tournament as the six-seed. 

 

The two teams only played once this year due to COVID-19 protocols. The Phoenix bested the Titans in their matchup at the Resch Center. Meyer scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 70-63 victory for the Phoenix. Prior to Saturday, that was the last time the Phoenix had won a game.

 

Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco boys host Marinette on 96.7 WBDK in regionals

In a matchup of two North Eastern Conference teams,  Luxemburg-Casco will face the Marinette Marines in the boys' WIAA tournament on Tuesday night.

 

The #6 Spartans will host the #11 Marines on in a Division 2 regional quarterfinal in Luxemburg.  The Spartans (12-12, 9-9 in the NEC) have beat Marinette twice this year by scores of 74-48 and 60-41 and are coming off a 65-61 win over Waupaca last Thursday.

 

Marinette (6-18) lost to Freedom 53-46 last week and finished 3-15 in the NEC.

 

Spartan Peyton Mrotek leads Luxemburg-Casco in scoring with a 17.8 average, while Jake Sommerfeldt leads the Marines with 15.1 points 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 this game will face #3 West DePere Friday in a the semi-final.

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