Sports Archives for 2022-04

Packers finish off draft, begin combing through undrafted players

There will be a lot of new faces at the next set of workouts for the Green Bay Packers.

 

On the third and final day of the NFL Draft, the Packers drafted Nevada WR Romeo Doubs  and Wake Forest OL  Zach Tom in the fourth round, South Carolina LB Kingsley Enagbare in the fifth round, and Georgia Tech Safety Tariq Carpenter, Miami DT Jonathan Ford, Penn State OT Rasheed Walker, and Nebraska WR Samori Toure.

 

The Packers have also reportedly signed the following players as undrafted free agents according SB Nation blog Acme Packing Company

  • Cole Schneider, OL, UCF
  • Caleb Jones, OL, Indiana
  • Chauncey Manac, EDGE, Louisiana
  • Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa
  • Akial Byers, DL, Missouri
  • George Moore, OL, Oregon
  • Caliph Brice, LB, FAU
  • Raleigh Texada, CB, Baylor
  • Anthony Turner, WR, Grand View
  • Hauati Pututau, DL, Utah
  • B.J. Baylor, RB, Oregon State
  • Keke Chism, WR, Missouri
  • Ellis Brooks, LB, Penn State
  • Tre Sterling, SAF, Oklahoma State 

Storm softball falls to Oconto

An early lead over the Oconto Blue Devils turned into a 7-4 loss for the Kewaunee Storm softball team.

 

The  Storm opened the scoring in the third inning when Taylor Schleis hit an RBI double to drive in a run and Toni Bortolini reached on an error, forcing in a second run. The Blue Devils would score the seven runs unanswered with Mykenzi Uhlers taking the brunt of it, giving up seven runs (four earned) and nine hits. She did strike out 10 over six innings.

 

The Storm would score another two runs in the top of the seventh inning when Schleis drove in a pair on a single.


Neenah doubles up Wolves softball

The Algoma Wolves' softball team found themselves in a deep hole early in its 6-3 loss to Neenah.

 

Rylee Fenendael was the pitcher of record, giving up five of the six runs in the first two innings before allowing a single tally in the fourth inning. 

 

Down 6-0 in the fifth inning, the Wolves staged a rally with Olivia Cabino starting things off with a RBI single. Her stolen base allowed Kennedy Neuzil to swipe home before Brooke Mattson's own RBI single scored Cabino.

 

The loss ended the Wolves' day at the Pulaski Invitational. 

Packers address offense on Day 2 of draft

After drafting a pair of defensive players on the first day of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers switched to the offensive side of the ball on Friday night.

 

The Packers traded their two second-round picks for North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson with pick no. 34. The Packers then drafted versatile offensive lineman Sean Rhyan from UCLA with the 92nd pick.

 

The Packers have two fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks, and three seventh-round picks remaining pending any trades.

Wolves baseball lose to Hilbert

Jack Cole's run in the seventh inning was all Algoma could muster in a 6-1 loss to Hilbert Friday night.

 

Hilbert's Sam Bradley, Parker Kleppen, and Coltin Casper all had two hits as they scored in four of their six offensive innings. Carson Grenzer stumped the Wolves over six innings, striking out nine while just giving up three hits.  

Spartans softball can't solve luck of the Irish

The Luxemburg-Casco softball team suffered their first two losses of the season Friday by 1-0 and 5-0 scores to Freedom.

 

Neither team could muster much offense in the first game, but it was the Irish's Naleyah Bork who tossed a no-hitter while striking out 10 Spartans in the process.

 

The Irish were able to open up offensively with Lauren Scheibe leading the way with two RBI, while Rachel Koss homered. Bork followed up her performance in game one with a three-hitter in the second contest while striking out eight.

Baseball recap: Brooms out Southern Door, Kewaunee

Kewaunee and Southern Door had twice the happiness Thursday night as they swept their baseball games on Thursday.

 

The Storm won their two games over Algoma 10-0 and 6-1.

 

Southern Door's bats came through in a big way Thursday with 18-5 and 4-1 victories over Sturgeon Bay.

 

Oconto scored the first seven runs to sink the Sevastopol Pioneers baseball team 12-1 in Thursday action.

 

The Spartans traveled to Marinette and came back victorious 11-0. The second game of the two-game set is in Luxemburg Friday at 4:30 p.m.

 

Algoma will also play Friday afternoon as they travel to Stockbridge to face Hilbert.

Kewaunee boys win Oconto Falls, L-C take second at own track meet

The area's seven track teams posted impressive results at two different track meets on Thursday.

 

The Kewaunee boys track team posted 155 points to win the boys' division at the Oconto Falls Invitational. On the girls' side,  Kewaunee took 7th and Algoma was 8th to lead the local teams. Algoma's Morgan Mattson and Kewaunee's Cameron Cullen, Issac Schlies, Lisa Reinke, Cole Pawlitzsky, and the Boys 4x800m Relay all won their events.

 

In Luxemburg, the Luxemburg-Casco girls' team was the top performing team with 141 points to take second. Their boys team took fourth in their division with 121 points. The meet also featured Sevastopol, Gibraltar, and Southern Door. L-C's Logan Vandermause, Spencer Thiry, John Larson, Girls 4x100m Relay, Girls 4x200m, Taylor Thiry, Grace Holschuh, Isaac VandenBush, and George Neville, Gibraltar's Nida Zukauskaite, and Southern Door's Danica Neville all won events.

 

Full Results for each school are available at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

 

Sturgeon Bay will face off against several teams at St. Norbert College Friday with the first events beginning at 3 p.m.

Packers draft two Georgia defenders

A run on wide receivers in the first round forced the hand of the Green Bay Packers war room, directing their efforts to improve their defense.

 

The Packers drafted Georgia inside linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd pick and his teammate, defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt.

 

Picks 8, 10, 11, 12, and 16 were all wide receivers. Two teams traded picks for veteran wide receivers, possibly forcing the Packers to change strategies mid-draft. 

 

The Packers have picks 53, 59, and 92 on day two of the draft, which begins at 6 p.m. For those focused on getting a wide receiver in the second and third rounds, Georgia's George Pickens, Western Michigan's Skyy Moore, and North Dakota State's Christian Watson are some of the players still available. 

Packers on the clock beginning tonight

The Green Bay Packers look to address some big holes on their team starting on Thursday night. 

 

With Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Za'Darius Smith, Billy Turner, and other departing the organization this offseason, general manager Brian Gutekunst has plenty of options to go with for the 22nd and 28th picks of the draft. The Packers have four picks in the top 60 and 11 picks overall.

 

The draft begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 6 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. on Saturday. 

Soccer preview: Local teams hit the pitch Thursday

With one exception, the area's soccer teams will return to action Thursday for matches.

 

EWC/Packerland games include Sturgeon Bay traveling to Roncalli (4:30 p.m.), and Sevastopol/Gibraltar hosting NEW Lutheran in Institute (6:00 p.m.) Kewaunee continues to struggle getting onto the pitch, seeing their matchup against Kiel get postponed.

 

NEC action Thursday puts Luxemburg-Casco against Freedom at home for a 6:30 p.m. first touch.

Track Preview: Luxemburg-Casco, Oconto Falls host area teams

The area's seven track and field teams will split between two different invitationals on Thursday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will host Gibraltar, Sevastopol,  Southern Door, Oostburg, Denmark, Reedsville, Sevastopol, Sheboygan Falls, Southern Door, and Two Rivers for an invitational with the first events beginning at 4 p.m.

 

Algoma, Sturgeon Bay, and Kewaunee will join Bonduel, Coleman, Hilbert, Laona-Wabeno, Lena, Marinette, Mishicot, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, and Seymour for an invitational at Oconto Falls High School. The meet has a 4 p.m. start time as well.

 

 

Baseball/Softball Preview: Let's Play Two!

There are plenty of doubleheaders on the schedule for Thursday with the area's softball and baseball teams looking to get their at-bats in this spring.

 

Doubleheaders featuring schools' baseball and softball teams include Sturgeon Bay hosting Southern Door, Gibraltar visiting Peshtigo, Kewaunee playing at home against Algoma, and Sevastopol taking the trip to Oconto. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will buck that trend, but both squads head to Marinette for single games beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Gamblers hire new coach

The Green Bay Gamblers have announced the new coach that will be taking over the USHL team on Tuesday.  Mike Leone was introduced as the 8th coach and general manager.  Having spent three seasons as the USA Hockey National Team Development Program assistant the past three years, Leone is a Michigan native who played for two former Gamblers Coaches, John Cooper and Derek Lalonde.  Leone is replacing Pat Mikesch, who decided to part ways with the Gamblers earlier this month.  The Gamblers finished (23-34-3-2) this past season.     

Bucks look to close out series with Bulls at home

The NBA defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will host the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night in game five of the first-round playoffs.  The Bucks responded to a game two loss to the Bulls by beating the Bulls convincingly in games three and four in Chicago. 

 

With Khris Middleton out with a knee injury, Grayson Allen has stepped up to score 49 points in the last two games while going 11/14 from the three-point arch. 

 

The Bulls will look to prolong the series with DeMar DeRozan leading Chicago in scoring during the playoffs averaging 23.3 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per contest.

 

Tipoff at Fiserv Forum is set for 6:30 pm.   If the Bucks win Wednesday, they would play the Boston Celtics in the second round.  Boston swept the Brooklyn Nets in four games earlier this week.

Adames carries Brewers to win over Pirates

Willie Adames hit two home runs and drove in seven runs, as the Milwaukee Brewers busted out of a hitting slump and beat the Pittsburg Pirates 12-8 in a slugfest in Pittsburgh. 

 

The Brewers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Adames first home run of the evening.  Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff for Milwaukee gave up four runs and seven hits in four innings and was not able to keep the lead.

 

After Pittsburgh scored three runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, the Brewers scored six runs in the top of the six-inning to take a commanding 10-4 lead.

 

Brent Suter pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first victory of the season and Josh Hader got the last out in the ninth inning to pick up his ninth save of the year. 

 

The Brewers (11-7) and Pirates (8-9) will play the second game in the series Wednesday at 5:35 pm from PNC Park. 

Sturgeon Bay posts top local team score at Packerland golf meet

Door County teams continue to close the gap between their rivals across the bay, but it still was not enough to topple host Oconto and Peshtigo in the Packerland's third conference meet of the year.

 

Sturgeon Bay was the top local team as they shot a 185, which tied Oconto and less than 10 strokes behind meet leading Peshtigo. Southern Door was close behind with a 189. Gibraltar and Sevastopol did not have enough golfers to field a full team.

 

TOP GOLFERS

Gibraltar: Teddy Roth 54

NEW Lutheran: Charlie Sabel 49

Oconto: Carter and Christian Koch 45

Sevastopol: Jordyn Welch 62

Southern Door: Jacob Norton 42

Sturgeon Bay: Isaak Aune and Elijah Bailey 43

 

Softball round-up: Hanson slams four HRs, 11 RBI in Spartans sweep

Luxemburg-Casco's Kylie Hanson played long ball in a pair of victories over rival Denmark on Monday.

 

The Spartans swept the Vikings 15-5 in six innings and 7-3 with Hanson clubbing four home runs and knocking in 11 runs on the day. 

 

Sevastopol dropped their first varsity contest of the year with a 6-0 loss to Peshtigo.

 

Field conditions pending, Tuesday's scheduled games include the Spartans hosting a doubleheader against Wrightstown at 4 p.m., Kewaunee traveling to Oconto for a 3:30 p.m. tilt and Southern Door hosting Two Rivers at 5 p.m.

Baseball round-up: Gibraltar, Southern Door pick up wins

Southern Door and Gibraltar picked up big wins against Green Bay schools on Monday.

 

A five-run inning sent Gibraltar to a 9-3 victory against NEW Lutheran.

 

Jaden Diller hit a bases-clearing double to give Southern Door the 11-7 win over Green Bay Preble.

 

Kewaunee's offense was strong but Fox Valley Lutheran's was just a little better as the Storm lost 12-7.

 

Field conditions pending, Tuesday's slate of games include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Marinette (4:30 p.m.), Southern Door hosting Algoma (4:30 p.m.), and Sturgeon Bay playing two at Kewaunee beginning at 4 p.m.

Southern Door boys, Sturgeon Bay girls win Door County Classic titles

Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door dominated Monday's Door County Classic hosted by Gibraltar.

 

In the girls' division it was Sturgeon Bay cracking 100 points followed by Southern Door, Gibraltar and Sevastopol. For the boys it was Southern Door posting the high score of the day with Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol left chasing.

 

Full results are available by school at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

Algoma, Kewaunee, N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, and Peshtigo will have their own meet in Peshtigo Tuesday afternoon with the first events beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will welcome Marinette and Denmark for a meet at 4 p.m.

Softball preview: Gibraltar hosts doubleheader, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road

A number of local softball teams will kick off their week with games on Monday.

 

In Packerland Conference action, Gibraltar will host a doubleheader against Oconto beginning at 4:30 p.m., Sevastopol travels to Peshtigo for a 4:30 p.m. tilt, and Kewaunee visits Reedsville for a 4:30 p.m. game.

 

In North Eastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco heads to Denmark for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.

Baseball preview: Two make-ups scheduled for Monday

Gibraltar and Kewaunee will make up for lost time on Monday when they play their games on Monday.

 

The Vikings look to rebound from its 3-0 loss to Coleman on Saturday when it travels to Green Bay to face NEW Lutheran. Cooper Cole and Kevin Krauel registered singles in the defeat, which snapped a three-game winning streak against in-state opponents. The Blazers have lost their first two conference games this season, getting outscored by Kewaunee and Oconto by a combined score of 26-4. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

 

The Storm hopes to keep their offense rolling when Omro comes to Kewaunee for 4:30 p.m. tilt. The team has won its two games against NEW Lutheran and Sevastopol by a combined score of 22-2, including a 10-0 win their last time out against the Pioneers when Cal Ihlenfeldt threw a five-inning no-hitter.

Gibraltar hosts Door County Classic track meet

Door County's four track teams will convene in Fish Creek for its annual invitational.

 

In last year's edition, Sevastopol edged out Sturgeon Bay 89-88.5 to win the girls title. Southern Door beat Sturgeon Bay by a healthier margin, winning that one 93.5-85.5.

 

Gibraltar will host Southern Door, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay beginning at 4:30 p.m. 

Gamblers win season finale on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will enter the offseason on a high note after winning in front of over 4,400 fans 4-2 against the Madison Capitols.

 

Owen Murray sent the fur flying with a goal just over four minutes into the first period, sending thousands of bears onto the ice.

 

 

John Mittelstadt scored a goal in the final minute of the period to make it 2-0 heading into the intermission. After the Capitols got onto the scoreboard, the Gamblers quickly made it a three-goal game with Matt Deboer and Luke Weilandt tallying scores in the second period. Tyler Haskins scored the final goal of the game and his second of the contest for the Capitols. 

 

Aaron Randazzo made 25 saves on 27 shots. The Gamblers' season ends with a 23-34-3-2. It also gave Pat Mikesch a win in his final game as Gamblers head coach.

 

Cougars shut out Vikings baseball

The Gibraltar Vikings baseball team's offense was stymied Saturday morning in Fish Creek as Coleman won the game 3-0.

 

Sam Lindenberg held the Cougars in check for much of the game as well, but two runs in the top of the seventh ended his day with four walks and a strikeout across 6 1/3 innings. L. Kurth struck out 11 Vikings on the day with Cooper Cole and Kevin Krauel the only ones able to solve him. N. Nosgovitz and R. Lumieux registered RBI in the win for the Cougars.

Gamblers host season finale on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will look to end their season on a good note when they host the Madison Capitols on Teddy Bear Toss Night.

 

The two teams went into a shootout in Madison Friday night with the Gamblers coming back to salvage a point. The Capitols registered the extra point with a shootout win. The Gamblers were down 2-0 when Matt Deboer scored in the closing minutes of the second period and Cameron Lund scored in the final seconds of the third period to force the extra period.

 

The season finale will air on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 104.1 WRLU when the puck drops from the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m.

Baseball preview: Gibraltar, L-C to play doubleheaders

After many games were canceled on Friday because of the rain, two local teams will have twinbills on Saturday.

 

Gibraltar will stay at home to face Coleman with game one beginning at 10 a.m. The Vikings back into the win column earlier this week when they beat Two Rivers 4-1. The Cougars have not lost since last season's Division 3 State Championship game. They have started the season 8-0 including a 13-3 win against Lena on Thursday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will keep things in conference for their doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. in Luxemburg. The Spartans split their games this week against Little Chute, including Thursday's 9-7 loss. The Comets swept their first doubleheader of the year against Fox Valley Lutheran, but were on the receiving end of one earlier this week against Denmark, dropping the games 18-5 and 9-7.

Softball recap: Sevastopol, Algoma post wins

The softball diamonds were busy Thursday evening as some teams got their first action of the season.

 

The Southern Door softball team's offense could not get much going in a pair of losses Thursday against Peshtigo.

 

The Algoma softball team put up crooked numbers in three different innings to cruise past Sturgeon Bay 7-0.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will play a doubleheader against Oconto Falls Friday afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. Gibraltar visits Algoma for a 5 p.m. matchup.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay see big improvement on golf course

Oconto still won the meet, but Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay golfers made them sweat a little bit at Little River Golf Course in Peshtigo. 

 

The Blue Devils scored 185 on the course, while the Eagles scored 191 and the Clippers registered a 193 over nine holes. The other schools did not have enough golfers to qualify. Below are the top golfers for each team. 

 

Gibraltar: Finn Salm 48

NEW Lutheran: Charlie Sabel 45

Oconto: Christian Koch 43 and Carter Koch 43

Peshtigo: Grant Bauman 36

Sevastopol: Nikolai Quale 58

Southern Door: Finley LaVine 45

Sturgeon Bay: Isaak Aune, Luke Selle, Elijah Bailey 48

 

 

Pictures and results courtesy of Korey Mallien.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will try to get out for a round Friday when they battle Howards Grove, Kingdom Prep Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, Lourdes Academy, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West, Pardeeville, St. Mary Catholic, Stockbridge, Waupaca, and Winneconne at Lake Breeze Golf Club at 10 a.m. It could also be competing against Brillion, De Pere, Denmark, Kiel, Manitowoc Lincoln, New Holstein, Roncalli, Sheboygan Falls, Valders, and West De Pere at noon at Seven Lakes Golf Course.

Track athletes take advantage of sunny skies in Algoma

The Packerland Conference Relays meet at Algoma featured the best weather the teams have experienced all season long.

 

The unique meet saw the field events add up their scores and races on the track only seen once a year. Below are the winners with the full results available here.

 

Girls 3x1600m: Peshtigo 19:49.95

Boys 3x1600m: Peshtigo 21:44.60

Girls 100m hurdles relay: Reisen, McKailey Gibraltar 17.84

Boys 110m hurdles relay: Brissette, Ethan Peshtigo 17.42 1

Girls Distance Medley: Sevastopol 15:10.94

Boys Distance Medley: Kewaunee 'A' 11:53.32

Girls 4x100m: Southern Door 'A' 56.54

Boys 4x100m: Southern Door 'A' 47.11

Girls 4x800m: Sturgeon Bay 'A' 12:11.01

Boys 4x800m: Kewaunee 'A' 9:41.33

Girls 300m Hurdles Relay: Zukauskaite, Nida Gibraltar 56.55

Boys 300m Hurdles Relay: Schlies, Isaac Kewaunee 44.33 1

Girls 4x200m: Oconto 'A' 2:00.04

Boys 4x200m: Kewaunee 'A' 1:40.79 

Girls Sprint Medley: Southern Door 'A' 4:54.26

Boys Sprint Medley: Kewaunee 'A' 4:00.71

Girls 4x400m: Sturgeon Bay 'A' 4:41.79

Boys 4x400m: Kewaunee 'A' 3:47.68

Girls 3x100m Throwers Relay: Gibraltar 'A' 45.85 1

Boys 3x100m Throwers Relay: Kewaunee 'A' 38.12

Girls 4 x100m Freshman: Oconto 'A' 1:01.06

Boys 4x100m Freshman: Algoma 'A' 58.97

Girls High Jump Relay: Reisen, McKailey Gibraltar 4-08.00 2, Werkheiser, Danica Sevastopol 4-08.00 2

Boys High Jump Relay: Lamack, Jordan Kewaunee 5-10.00 1

Girls Pole Vault Relay: Neville, Danica Southern Door 7-06.00, Wilke, Andrea Sturgeon Bay 7-06.00

Boys Pole Vault Relay: Kleikamp, Kavin Peshtigo 11-00.00, Pawlitzky, Cole Kewaunee 11-00.00

Girls Long Jump Relay: Rusch, Samantha Green Bay NE 15-00.00

Boys Long Jump Relay: Borkovetz, Kaden Southern Door 19-06.50

Girls Triple Jump Relay: Sternard, Hannah Sturgeon Bay 30-02.50

Boys Triple Jump Relay: Mueller, Maddix Kewaunee 39-06.00

Girls Discus Relay: Reinke, Lisa Kewaunee 103-05 2

Boys Discus Relay: Overbeck, Brodie Southern Door 128-08 1

Girls shot put relay: Reinke, Lisa Kewaunee 35-08.75 2

Boys shot put relay: Evers, Gannon Sturgeon Bay 40-10.75 2

 

 

Baseball recap: Kewaunee's Ihlenfeldt, Southern Door's Neinas throw no-hitters

Packerland baseball action Thursday night featured a pair of no-hitters as all of the local teams got to take advantage of the nicest day of the spring thus far.

 

The Southern Door baseball team received plenty of good pitching in their 10-0 and 6-2 with freshman Tyler Neinas throwing the no-no in game one. 

 

Cal Ihlenfeldt no-hit the Sevastopol Pioneers as the Kewaunee Storm won in 10-0 five inning shutout.

 

Both L-Cs got to taste victory this week as Little Chute defeated Luxemburg-Casco 9-7 Thursday afternoon.

 

The Gibraltar Vikings scored three runs in the final two innings to beat Two Rivers 4-1 Thursday afternoon on the road.

Baseball/softball preview: Field conditions to play role in Thursday slate

Thursday's games could be washed out due to Wednesday's rainstorm with plenty of action scheduled for area baseball and softball diamonds.

 

Baseball doubleheaders include Sturgeon Bay visiting Algoma, Kewaunee traveling to Sevastopol, and Southern Door battling Peshtigo in Brussels. Gibraltar is playing at Walsh Field against Two Rivers and Luxemburg-Casco is hosting Little Chute for single games. All of the games begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Softball doubleheaders include Sturgeon Bay visiting Algoma and Southern Door battling PeshtigoKewaunee is traveling to Sevastopol for a single game. All games are scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Algoma hosts conference relays meet

It is relays only Thursday afternoon when Algoma hosts the entire Packerland Conference for the annual meet.

 

The meet featuring Algoma, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay begins at 3:30 p.m. with the field events and the track action at 4 p.m. 

 

The meet features some unique events that you will only see at relay meets such as the 3x1600m, sprint medley featuring three different distances, and the 3x100m throwers relay.

Bucks fall to Bulls as series shifts to Chicago

The Milwaukee Bucks were not able to weather the runs made by their southern visitors as the Chicago Bulls took the second game of their first-round series 114-110.

 

The Bulls started the game with a 9-0 run to start the game and outscored the Bucks 34-21 in the second quarter to stake them to a lead they were able to hold onto until the end. A 15-2 run in the third quarter made things interesting for the Bucks, but they would later lose Khris Middleton to an MCL sprain. Timely three-point shooting by the Bulls put the Bucks at bay from taking the lead again. It was the first playoff victory for the Bulls in five years and the first against Milwaukee in four seasons. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 33 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists while DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 41 points.

 

The two teams will take their series to Chicago on Friday. 

Girls Soccer Recap: Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol/Gibraltar, and Kewaunee fall

Area high school girls soccer teams took the field Tuesday and battled hard while coming  up short on the scoreboard.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers played to a scoreless tie 0-0 at halftime against Denmark, before a placekick by Elania Vanniewwenhoven propelled the Vikings to a 1-0 victory.  Drew Starr had a strong game in the goal for Sturgeon Bay.  

 

In other action, the Marinette Marines defeated Sevastopol/Gibraltar 7-1 in Fish Creek and Chilton topped the Kewaunee Storm 9-3.   

Baseball roundup: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma victorious

In area high school baseball Tuesday afternoon,  teams were finally able to get on the diamonds for action despite cold temperatures.

 

The Kewaunee Storm upended NEW Lutheran 12-2 in Packerland Conference play, while Algoma picked up a road win edging Peshtigo 6-5.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans traveled to Little Chute  and defeated the Mustangs 3-0 behind an impressive start by Owen Deprez who struckout 13 in going the distance.  Deprez added two home runs at the plate to help his cause, and Blake Robillard hit a solo shot as well.  

 

Luxemburg-Casco will host Little Chute on Thursday in a rematch of the battle of the L-Cs.  

Softball Roundup: L-C shuts out Waupaca

The Luxemburg-Casco girls softball kept rolling on Tuesday as they shut out the Waupaca Comets 15-0.  It was the third straight game that the Lady Spartans tallied 15 runs while not allowing a run.  

 

Rebecca Kroll went the distance for the Spartans throwing a one-hitter while striking out ten.

 

Grace Kahr went three-for-three with two runs scored and two stolen bases.  Madelyn Bouche also went three-for-three while Josie Dorner was two-for-two.  

 

L-C improves to 3-0 on the season in the North Eastern Conference.  

Track teams host conference meets Tuesday

The area's track teams will head their separate directions on Tuesday for a series of conference meets.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will visit Waupaca to face the host squad and Fox Valley Lutheran.

 

Kewaunee and Algoma will host Tuesday's Packerland Conference meets. Gibraltar, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, and Southern Door will head to Algoma while Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay visit Kewaunee.

 

Field events begin at 4 p.m. while the races begin at 4 p.m.

Baseball round-up: Brewers win, local teams in action

Local high school teams hope they get to play on Tuesday while the Milwaukee Brewers want the wins to keep coming.

 

Games were canceled Monday thanks to a wintry mix occuring throughout the day. Some of those games were moved to Tuesday in order to get them in, especially since many of them were conference games. Tuesday's slate includes Kewaunee hosting NEW Lutheran (4:30 p.m.), Algoma traveling to Peshtigo (5 p.m.), and Luxemburg-Casco visiting Little Chute (4:30 p.m.)

 

In MLB action, Christian Yelich hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend a 2-1 lead to a 6-1 final. Kolten Wong scored two runs in the game after taking home on a wild pitch in the first inning. Eric Lauer sparkled in his outing, allowing just a solo homer in six innings of work where he registered five strikeouts.

Golf teams look to squeeze in rounds Tuesday

After being rained out on Monday, area teams hope to hit the links on Tuesday.

 

At 10 a.m., Luxemburg-Casco will face fellow NEC foes Clintonville, Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Marinette, Oconto Falls, Waupaca and Wrightstown at Denmark's Twin Oaks Golf Course.

 

At 4 p.m., Sturgeon Bay hosts Gibraltar, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Southern Door at Cherry Hills Golf Course.

 

All meets are subject to course conditions. 

Bucks hold off Bulls in series opener

The Milwaukee Bucks had to withstand a surge in the second half, but they were still able to take game one against the Chicago Bulls Sunday night 93-86.

 

It looked like it was going to be a laugher in the early going with the Bucks jumping out to a 21-7 lead and eventually ending the quarter with a 13-point advantage after maxing out at a 16-point lead. The Bulls would chip away at the lead the rest of the way, even take small leads late in the third quarter and midway through the fourth quarter. The Bucks proved their championship pedigree with an 8-0 run late in the fourth quarter that put enough distance between them and the Bulls that their Central Division rivals could not snag their first win against Milwaukee in multiple years.

 

Giannis Antetkounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points and 16 rebounds, but it was Brook Lopez who was a major factor in this game as he took advantage of a smaller Bulls lineup. He scored 18 points while Jrue Holiday added 15 points. Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 24 points while DeMar DeRozan and Zach Lavine each scored 18 points in the loss as the team shot just 32 percent from the field, including 7-of-37 from behind the arc. 

 

Game two is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fiserv Forum.

Mother Nature to have a say in spring sports Monday

There is plenty of spring sports on deck for Monday afternoon, but there is a similar amount of snow and rain in the forecast as well too.

 

The National Weather Service is predicting up to two inches of snow accumulating on the ground before the snow gives way to rain later in the day with a high of 37 degrees forecasted.

 

If local high school are able to get out on the field today, below is the schedule:

 

BASEBALL

Kewaunee vs. NEW Lutheran 5 p.m.

Algoma at Peshtigo 5 p.m.

Gibraltar vs. Southern Door 5 p.m.

Sevastopol at Sturgeon Bay 5 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco vs. Little Chute 4:30 p.m.

 

SOFTBALL

Kewaunee vs. NEW Lutheran 5 p.m.

Algoma at Peshtigo 5 p.m.

Gibraltar vs. Southern Door 5 p.m.

Sevastopol at Sturgeon Bay 5 p.m. (Double Header)

 

GOLF

Packerland Conference at The Woods Golf Course in Green Bay (hosted by NEW Lutheran)

Gibraltar's Peck chosen to coach WFCA All-Star Game

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg will have a familiar face on the sideline when he takes the field for the WFCA Eight-Man South All-Stars this summer.

 

Head football coach Mike Peck was named to the staff that will coach the WFCA Eight-Man South All-Star squad that will take the field at UW-Oshkosh on Friday, July 15th. While he coached against many of the players on his team. Lindenberg is the only local representative on the squad. In fact, Lindenberg and Southern Door's Brodie Overbeck (Small School North All-Stars) are the only Door County football players to play on any of the six All-Star teams. 

 

Participants and even coaches have to raise money to support the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to be a part of the games. You can find more information about the games here. 

Brewers earn split against Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers' bats came alive in their series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals to win 6-5.

 

The Brewers set the tone early when Aaron Ashby got out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning with two strikeouts before they plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning thanks to RBI from Andrew McCutchen, Rowdy Tellez, and Keston Hiura. After Albert Pujols tied the game up in the third inning on a three-run homer, the Brewers would retake the lead an inning later on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Willy Adames. Tyrone Taylor delivered the big blow for the Brewers in the seventh inning with a two-run double to make the lead 6-3. The Cardinals would peck away at the lead in the eighth inning with two runs, but Josh Hader shut the door in the ninth to secure his fourth save of the season, securing the win for Jake Cousins.

 

The Brewers will stay at home Monday to welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to American Family Field for a 6:40 p.m. start.. 

Gamblers blown out for second straight night

Cam Smith is getting a rude introduction to the USHL as he and the Green Bay Gamblers dropped their second straight game to the Dubuque Fighting Saints 7-2.

 

Gregory Spitznagel tied the game at one for the Gamblers with just over 90 seconds remaining in the first period. That was the end of the offense until the third period while the Fighting Saints filled the gap with six unanswered goals. Kent Anderson would stop the bleeding with a goal at the 11-minute mark in the third period. Connor Kurth scored four points including two goals to lead the Fighting Saints.

 

The Gamblers will conclude their season next weekend with a home-and-home against the Madison Capitols. NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 104.1 WRLU will carry the Saturday game at 7 p.m.

Blizzard win first game of the season

It took overtime to do it, but the Green Bay Blizzard won its first game Saturday night, beating the Massachusetts Pirates 38-31.

 

It took a big comeback to do it as the Blizzard were down 23-10 entering the fourth quarter. Jack Sheehan ran for two scores and threw another in the fourth quarter to force the extra stanza. Sheehan ended up rushing in from one yard out to score the eventual game-winner. The Blizzard defense held on for the win by turning away two straight passing plays. Sheehan scored five touchdowns on the day including three on the ground.

 

The Blizzard will look to make it two in a row next Sunday when they host the Vegas Night Hawks at 3:05 p.m.

Houser's sharp, but Cardinals take second straight

Adrian Houser had another great outing on the mound but it was not enough as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.

 

Paul DeJong's RBI double in the fourth inning was all Houser let up in over five innings of work. He also struck out four in the process. Corey Dickerson added an insurance run for the Cardinals in the top of the 8th inning. It proved to be important run as Victor Caratini hit a solo shot in the bottom half. The Cardinals were able to secure the win for starting pitcher Steven Matz.

 

The Brewers will try for a series split Sunday afternoon at American Family FIeld at 1:10 p.m. 

Fighting Saints cruise past Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Dubuque Fighting Saints scored eight goals in the first two periods en route to a 9-4 win over the Green Bay Gamblers Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Brody Lamb and Peter Kramer tallied goals in the first period for the Gamblers, but they were matched by Tristan Lemyre, who along with Max Burkholder gave the visitors a 3-2 lead at the intermission. 

 

Former Gambler Jackson Hallum kicked off the five-goal second period for the Fighting Saints to all put the game away early. Luke Weilandt provided the lone highlight of the period with a goal at 9:27.

 

Peter Kramer scored a goal in the final 15 seconds of the game, but that only got the Gamblers to within five goals at the end. With no Aaron Randazzo in the lineup, Cam Smith took his second loss of the season, making 36 saves on 45 shots. 

 

The Gamblers head west to face Dubuque Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.

High school games canceled for Saturday

Two games with local flavor originally scheduled for Saturday have been called off.

 

Kewaunee's softball team had their Saturday matchup against Green Bay West get moved up to Thursday, only to get postponed due to field conditions. No make up date has been decided.

 

Sevastopol baseball's game against Shiocton has been canceled.

Gamblers host Dubuque on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will welcome a familiar face back to the Resch Center when the Dubuque Fighting Saints come to town Friday night.

 

The Gamblers are still looking for their first win since March 26th after losing all three of their matchups last weekend. One reason for their late-season struggles is trading away one of their strongest offensive threats in Jackson Hallum. The Gamblers traded the NHL draft pick to the Fighting Saints for forward Peter Kramer and future considerations in late February. With Hallum in the lineup, the Fighting Saints have won 11 of their 14 games since the trade occurred. That includes victories against Muskegon, Youngstown, and Cedar Rapids over the last week.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. The Gamblers will play at Dubuque on Saturday before another home-and-home concludes their season next weekend.

 

 

Soccer round-up: Luxemburg-Casco continues winning streak

A rough weekend at Green Bay Notre Dame is a distant memory for the Luxemburg-Casco girls' soccer team as they beat Clintonville 4-0. 

 

Heather Iverson scored twice while Isabella Otradovec and Haley Paye each added a score of their own in the victory. It was the team's second win in a row after dropping their first two games to Lakeland and Green Bay Southwest.

 

In other soccer action, Sevastopo/Gibraltar lost their road matchup to Kohler 3-1 while Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay saw their Thursday's matchups canceled. 

Sevastopol softball slugs past Goodman/Pembine

An 11-run third inning ended the day early for the Sevastopol softball team 17-0 after just three innings of play against Goodman-Pembine.

 

The Pioneers scored six runs before the big rally thanks to RBI from Jolene Luedtke and Samantha Differt in the first inning and Naomi Rikkola, Johanna Andreae, and Kristin Daubner in the second inning. Tegan Ellefson delivered the big blow in the decisive third inning with a three-run homer while Libby Ash, Kayla Ranly, Rikkola, Andreae, Luedtke, and Daubner also forced in runs from the plate. Ash sparkled on the mound, limiting Goodman-Pembine to just one hit across three innings while striking out five. 

 

The baseball team did not fare as well against Goodman-Pembine as they fell 8-3. It was tied 3-3 after four innings of play with Nick Peterson and Frankie Ash knocking in the runs in the third inning and a wild pitch occurring while Reece Lauder was at the plate. Goodman-Pembine would score the next five runs, aided in part by four errors by the Pioneers.  Ash was the hard-luck pitcher for the Pioneers, giving up eight runs on six hits, but only two of those runs were earned across 5 1/3 innings of work. He also had four strikeouts in the game. 

Packers sign wide receiver Sammy Watkins

The Green Bay Packers took the first step on Thursday in replacing all-pro Davante Adams by signing wide-out Sammy Watkins.  The eight-year veteran receiver played under Coach Matt LeFleur five years ago in Los Angeles when LeFleur was an offensive coordinator for the Rams.  According to ESPN, Watkins signed a one-year deal with Packers worth $4 million.  Watkins, who played for the Baltimore Ravens last season, has 348 career catches for 5,059 yards and 34 touchdowns.  The Packers are in need of receivers in the draft as well, since only Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb are the only experienced receivers returning to the Packers this year.     

Golf? Packerland tries on Thursday

The only high school sport it seems struggling to get going this year locally is boys' golf.

 

Luxemburg-Casco saw their meet at Brown County Golf Course against Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Denmark, Green Bay East, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay Southwest, Green Bay West, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Pulaski, Seymour, West De Pere, and Wrightstown get cancelled on Wednesday, a usual off day for most high school sports. It has been moved to May 20th.

 

Sturgeon Bay will try to host Gibraltar, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Southern Door at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cherry Hills Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay. Course conditions have not allowed any of the teams get much if any competitive swings in this year. 

Baseball/softball preview: Wishful thinking for Thursday

While the Milwaukee Brewers will certainly get their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals in thanks to the roof of American Family Field, it may take a little luck to get local high school games in on Thursday.

 

The National Weather Service is predicting thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and more rain overnight. If the area is spared, there are several games on the schedule. Pending field conditions, Luxemburg-Casco baseball heads to Appleton to face Freedom (4 p.m.), the Spartans' softball team travels to Clintonville (4:30 p.m.), Sevastopol baseball and softball hosts Pembine (5 p.m.), Sturgeon Bay baseball welcomes Oconto (5 p.m.). The Clippers softball team has already pushed their matchup against the Blue Devils to May 2nd. Gibraltar's varsity reserve is set to visit Stockbridge for a 5 p.m. first pitch. 

 

 

Former Phoenix McGee chooses Wisconsin

Former Phoenix point guard Kamari McGee will not have to travel far when he transfers from Green Bay this fall.

 

McGee announced earlier this week that he will play at Wisconsin this fall with three years of eligibility remaining. The Racine native was named to the All-Horizon League Freshman team after starting 21 games for the Phoenix this past season. He played a big role after Lucas Steiber went down with an injury, averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 29 minutes per game.

 

The Phoenix has not done much to replace the eight players that left via the transfer portal outside of its recruiting class from the high school level. Last week Zane Short, brother of Denmark standout and Phoenix recruit Donovan Short, announced he would be joining the Phoenix after a couple of seasons at the junior college level. The Phoenix has lost 16 players via the portal the last two season, though 13 of those were originally recruited by Linc Darner. The former Phoenix coach who led the team to a 2016 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, just completed his first year as an assistant coach at Ball State

Healthy Kids Day coming up at Door County YMCA

A 30-year-old tradition of celebrating kids being kids at the Door County YMCA is continuing this month. The Healthy Kids Day is scheduled for both the Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek program centers on the last two Saturdays in April.  Northern Door Center Executive Director Megan Schneider says the idea of Healthy Kids Day is to set them up for a successful summer while offering a day of activities and fun.

 

 

Healthy Kids Day is free to the public and will be from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday, April 23 in Fish Creek and on April 30 in Sturgeon Bay.  You can listen to the entire conversation with Megan Schneider on the Y Wednesday Podcast here. 

 

Brewers hang on for win over Orioles

Andrew McCutcheon had two hits and three RBIs and the Milwaukee Brewer’s bullpen shutdown the Baltimore Orioles, as the Brewers edged the Orioles 5-4. 

The Brewers opened the scoring on a two-run double by McCutchen in the first inning, only to see the Orioles score four runs on a grand slam by Cedric Mullins in the bottom of the second.

Scoring two runs in the top of the fourth, the Brewers tied the game at 4-4.  It stayed tied until McCutchen singled in the seventh to drive in Willy Adames to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.

Devin Williams struck out three in a row pitching a scoreless inning after loading the bases with no outs in the eighth.

Josh Hader came on for the save in the ninth to preserve the win.

Eric Lauer started for the Brewers and allowed three hits and three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of pitching.

Milwaukee (2-3) and Baltimore will play the rubber game in the series on Wednesday with first pitch set for 6:05pm from Camden Yards.  

Soccer roundup: Clippers fall to Sheboygan Falls

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers girls’ soccer team was shutout by the Sheboygan Falls Falcons 2-0 on Tuesday at Clark Field.  After a scoreless first half, Sheboygan Falls got two goals from Dayton Theil and Kamy Luecke, respectively.  Drew Starr had a strong game in the net for the Clippers making numerous saves to keep Sturgeon Bay in the game.  The Clippers are 1-1-0 in conference and 2-2-0 overall.  

Softball round-up: Spartans sink Marines, Packerland plays

Softball diamonds could get some use this week after a soggy start to the season.

 

Luxemburg-Casco only needed three innings to put away their NEC rivals as they beat Marinette 15-0 Monday night in Luxemburg.

 

Games scheduled for Tuesday include Sturgeon Bay traveling to NEW Lutheran (4 p.m.), Southern Door visiting Seymour (4:30 p.m.), Kewaunee traveling to Oconto (5 p.m.), and Sevastopol hosting Peshtigo (5 p.m.). A previously scheduled game between Algoma and Gibraltar has been moved to April 22nd.

Track preview: Gibraltar hosts Packerland meet

The area's track teams will finally get their outdoor season underway Tuesday with conference meets.

 

Gibraltar will play host to Algoma, Kewaunee, and Sevastopol when the first events begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay get to travel to Peshtigo to face the other half of the Packerland with Oconto and NEW Lutheran. also participating when things get underway at 4:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's track team heads outside Tuesday when they travel to Wrightstown. They will face the likes of fellow NEC opponents Freedom, Little Chute, and Wrightstown with both the boys and girls competing beginning at 4 p.m.

Baseball round-up: L-C swept, Packerland in play Tuesday

The fields may be finally dry enough to get a full week of baseball in this week in Door and Kewaunee counties. 

 

Denmark's offense was too much for Luxemburg-Casco as the Spartans dropped a pair Monday afternoon by scores of 5-1 and 9-2. 

 

Games scheduled for Tuesday include Sturgeon Bay traveling to NEW Lutheran (4 p.m.), Kewaunee traveling to Oconto (5 p.m.), and Sevastopol hosting Peshtigo (5 p.m.). A previously scheduled game between Algoma and Gibraltar has been moved to April 22nd.

Soccer round-up: L-C wins, Packerland games scheduled for Tuesday

Luxemburg-Casco picked up their first win of the season while the area's other girls' soccer teams hit the pitch on Tuesday.

 

Haley Paye and Cadence Trimberger scored the goals for the Spartans, which doubled as the first scores of the season. Tabi Lemens collected eight saves in the Spartans' victory.

 

Games scheduled for Tuesday include Sevastopol/Gibraltar hosting Valders, Kewaunee playing at home against Two Rivers, and Sturgeon Bay battling Sheboygan Falls. All games begin at 4:30 p.m.

Gamblers' comeback stalls in loss on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could not claw ahead of the Muskegon Lumberjacks in a Sunday matinee at the Resch Center, falling 3-2.

 

The Lumberjacks registered single tallies in the first and second period before Luke Weilandt and Owen Murray registered goals to tie up the game at 2-2 with under 10 minutes to play. Two minutes after Murray tied it up, Jake Richard scored the game-winner for the Lumberjacks for his third point of the contest (1G, 2A). Aaron Randazzo took his second loss on the weekend, stopping 21 of 24 shots. It was the Gamblers' sixth straight loss.

 

The Gamblers will play again on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Resch Center when they host the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Spartans baseball tops Southern Door, hosts doubleheader against Denmark

Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door had to wait out soggy winter-like weather and a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers doubleheader to finally get their first game in this season.

 

The Spartans were able to win the game 10-8 over the Eagles. No other stats were provided for this game.

 

The Spartans will make up their doubleheader against Denmark Monday afternoon pending field conditions. The Vikings are 2-1 on the season including a opening day victory against Kewaunee. The first game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco baseball

Soccer round-up: Clippers collect Saturday win, Spartans play Monday

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers collected their second win of the season Saturday afternoon as they beat Shawano 2-1.

 

Alexis Olson scored the game's first goal with the assist credited to Scarlett Serafico. The pair would switch roles on the game's second goal to make it  2-0 Clippers at the half. Shawano's Trinity Popelka scored Shawano’s goal, but goalkeeper Drew Starr was able to preserve the win for Sturgeon Bay. 

 

In other soccer action, Luxemburg-Casco looks to secure their first win of the season on Monday when they host Peshtigo at 6:30 p.m. on their home pitch. The Spartans have not played since they lost a pair at Notre Dame two weekends ago to Lakeland and Green Bay Southwest. The Bulldogs are playing their first game of the 2022 season after coming off a 2-2 campaign last year.

 

Picture courtesy Clippers Soccer

Brewers salvage Wrigley finale

A seventh-inning homer gave the Milwaukee Brewers their first win of the season, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4.

 

Seiya Suzuki made it 3-0 Cubs in the first inning when slammed a home run against Freddy Peralta, but the Brewers would fight back. Home runs by Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez would give the Brewers a 4-3 lead entering the bottom half of the sixth inning. After the Cubs stole a run on a wild pitch, pinch hitter Mike Brosseau took Daniel Norris deep to win the game for the Brewers in the seventh inning. Josh Hader would close the door on the Cubs two innings later to prevent the sweep.

 

The Brewers headed to Baltimore after the game to play in 2:05 game against the Orioles Monday afternoon. 

Late field goal dooms Blizzard again

A blocked field goal return for a touchdown at the end of the half loomed large at the end of the night as the Green Bay Blizzard fell late to the Frisco Fighters 38-36.

 

After a scoreless first quarter, the two teams traded offensive scores with Shaquan Curenton's 21-yard touchdown grab smushed between two Fighters scores. The Fighters would have one more trick up their sleeve when they blocked a Nick Jaworski field goal and took it 45 yards to make it 21-7 at the break. 

 

The Blizzard would outscore the Fighters the rest of way with Jack Sheehan throwing four of his five touchdown passes after the break. The highlight of the scores was a 43-yard throw and catch to Keshaun Taylor, who was able to evade tacklers after falling to the ground. Taylor's three-yard touchdown grab gave the Blizzard a slim one-point lead with 17 seconds remaining. The Blizzard would not be able to squeeze in for the two-point conversion and a poor kick by Jaworski set up the game-winning field goal for the Fighters as time expired. It was the second walk-off field goal given up by the Blizzard this season. 

 

The Blizzard are back at home Saturday when they host the Massachusetts Pirates at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.

Big third period dooms Gamblers, face Muskegon Sunday on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers were swept out of Chicago on Saturday, losing to the Steel 10-3.

 

The Steel scored multiple goals in every period, including six in the decisive third period. The Gamblers were down 2-0 when they opened the second period with goals from Ryan Greene and Brody Lamb. The Steel would go on to score the next six goals, including two in the second period to quickly end the Gamblers' hopes of taking the lead. The damage was done by the time Will Staring tallied a goal with the Steel answering with two unanswered scores. Cam Smith made his season debut with the Gamblers, making 31 saves on 41 shots. 

 

The Gamblers return home on Sunday for a game against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. The Lumberjacks went winless in their two-game swing through Iowa with contests against Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. The Gamblers will try to keep them winless on their road trip back to Michigan when they host the Lumberjacks at 3:05 Sunday. The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Pioneers softball sweep pair in Crivitz

The Sevastopol softball team picked up a pair of wins in Crivitz on Saturday.

 

The Pioneers hit the mercy rule against Crivitz in three innings, beating the host school 18-0. Libby Ash was a star as the winning pitcher and going 1-2 and clearing the bases on a triple. Kristen Daubner went a perfect 4-4 with four RBI and a triple. Samantha Differt went 1-2 and contributed two RBI. 


Sevastopol hit the big number again against Crandon, winning that game 18-10
Daubner had another big game at the plate going 2-3 with three RBI on two doubles. Teagan Ellefson went 3-4 while knocking in a pair.
Naomi Rikkola, Alaina Schopf, Jolene Luedtke, and Bailey Rikkola also collected hits in the game won again by pitcher Ash.

Gibraltar baseball splits pair

The Gibraltar baseball won one and lost another as they competed in Mauston on Saturday.

 

In game one, they plated seven in the final two innings to beat Florence 10-7. Ryan Jorgenson led the way for the Vikings with seven strikeouts over 5 innings while giving up three runs on the mound. He also went 1 for 3 with two runs scored. Kevin Krauel had two hits and drove in a pair.

 

In game two, it was the middle innings that doomed the Vikings as they lost to Escanaba 7-3. Sam  Lindenberg was the pitcher of record as he gave up four runs (two earned) over 3 1/3 innings with control a bit of an issue (four walks, three strikeouts). He did his part to make up for it at the plate, going three for three with two RBI and a run scored. Cooper Cole knocked in the other run while Brady Kita had two hits. 

Brewers look to prevent sweep on Sunday

The Milwaukee Brewers will need Freddy Peralta to right the ship Sunday after the team lost their second straight to the Chicago Cubs Saturday 9-0.

 

The Brewers' batters were largely silent against the Cubs with Andrew McCutchen, Wily Adames, Christian Yelich, Kolten Wong all registering hits. Brandon Woodruff took the loss as he gave up seven runs in just short of four innings. He walked three and hit two Cubs batters to set up the poor outing. Tempers flared in the latter innings as McCutchen and Yelich got beaned after Brewers pitchers pegged three earlier in the game. One of those players hit was Ian Happ who had two RBI, two hits, and three runs scored before he had to be taken out of the game because he got hit in the knee with a pitch. Seiya Suzuki had three runs batted in and Patrick Wisdom also knocked in a pair in the Cubs victory.

 

The finale is set for 1:20 p.m. with Peralta facing Marcus Stroman. 

Brewers look to prevent sweep on Sunday

The Milwaukee Brewers will need Freddy Peralta to right the ship Sunday after the team lost their second straight to the Chicago Cubs Saturday 9-0.

 

The Brewers' batters were largely silent against the Cubs with Andrew McCutchen, Wily Adames, Christian Yelich, Kolten Wong all registering hits. Brandon Woodruff took the loss as he gave up seven runs in just short of four innings. He walked three and hit two Cubs batters to set up the poor outing. Tempers flared in the latter innings as McCutchen and Yelich got beaned after Brewers pitchers pegged three earlier in the game. One of those players hit was Ian Happ who had two RBI, two hits, and three runs scored before he had to be taken out of the game because he got hit in the knee with a pitch. Seiya Suzuki had three runs batted in and Patrick Wisdom also knocked in a pair in the Cubs victory.

 

The finale is set for 1:20 p.m. with Peralta facing Marcus Stroman. 

Soccer preview: Two games scheduled for Saturday

Two teams will try to squeeze in games on Saturday as the girls' soccer season still sits in its infancy.

 

Sturgeon Bay will try to secure its second straight win when it plays Shawano Community at 11 a.m. Home games for time being if they are held in Sturgeon Bay will be held at the Door County Fairgrounds.

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar will hit the road Saturday morning for a game at Sheboygan Lutheran at 11 a.m.

 

All games are weather permitting.

Baseball preview: Teams spread out across the state

The area's baseball teams will be spreading out in every direction this weekend as some try to get their first action of the season.

 

Southern Door will play in a triangular Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with games on the docket against host Denmark and Manitowoc Lutheran. A rare Sunday game is also on the schedule but for good reason, as they set to face Luxemburg-Casco at Fox Cities Stadium following the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game.

 

Sevastopol is expected to play at Sheboygan Lutheran Saturday morning at 11 a.m and Kewaunee is supposed to host Manitowoc Lutheran at 1:30 p.m,

 

Gibraltar is playing in the Wisconsin Dells area all weekend long with games possibly against Viroqua, Adams-Friendship, Cumberland, Mishicot, Escanaba, and Lake Mills. 

 

As has been the case all spring long so far, all games are weather permitting.

 

 

 

Steel sinks Gamblers

Three unanswered goals in the third period ruined the Green Bay Gamblers' chances at a road win as the Chicago Steel won Friday night 5-2.

 

The two teams traded goals in the first two periods with the Cameron Lund-from-Brody Lamb connection providing the offense for the Gamblers. Each time, the Steel would answer mere minutes later. It was the third period that did the Gamblers in with Joe Miller registering the game winner and Nicholas Moldenhauer scoring the empty netter to put the game out of reach. Aaron Randazzo stopped 27 of 31 shots.

 

The two teams face each other again Saturday night in Geneva, Ill. at 7:05 p.m.

Kewaunee track takes third at Wausau West

Kewaunee's boys track team finished on the podium in Friday's Wausau West Invitational.

 

Cameron Cullen captured first place in the 800m and the 1600m while also being a part of the 4x400m that took second place. Christopher Cullen, Jordan Lamack, Maddix Mueller, and two relays also took second place.

 

55 Meter Dash Varsity - Prelims

11.11Nathan Schlough7.51a PRKewaunee13.10DJ Echos7.66aKewaunee18.10Kemper Robinson8.20a PRKewaunee

 

200 Meters Varsity - Finals

12.10DJ Echos28.61a PRKewaunee14.10Isaac Benz29.38aKewaunee16.10Koy Kleiman30.01aKewaunee

 

400 Meters Varsity - Finals

2.10Christopher Cullen59.47aKewaunee11.11Matt Wery1:09.85a PRKewaunee12.12Cole Pawlitzky1:10.54aKewaunee

 

800 Meters Varsity - Finals

1.12Cameron Cullen2:17.35aKewaunee3.10Christopher Cullen2:18.91a PRKewaunee11Mitchell 

SwagelDNSKewaunee

 

1600 Meters Varsity - Finals

1.12Cameron Cullen5:00.31Kewaunee5.12Jacob Schleis5:36.00 PRKewaunee9.10James Joski5:42.35Kewaunee

 

55m Hurdles - 39" Varsity - Finals

8.10Koy Kleiman10.53aKewaunee

 

55m Hurdles - 39" Varsity - Prelims

8.10Koy Kleiman10.33a PRKewaunee9.12Cole Pawlitzky10.53aKewaunee10.11Brian Wiest10.61a PRKewaunee

 

200m Hurdles - 36" Varsity - Finals

7.10Koy Kleiman33.11a PRKewaunee8.11Brian Wiest33.75a PRKewaunee

 

4x150 Relay Varsity - Finals

2.

10Maddix Mueller

11Nathan Schlough

10Isaac Benz

10DJ Echos

1:17.32aKewaunee

 

4x400 Relay Varsity - Finals

2.

12Cameron Cullen

10Christopher Cullen

12Anthony Jerabek

11Jordan Lamack

4:02.47aKewaunee

 

4x800 Relay Varsity - Finals

4.

10James Joski

12Anthony Jerabek

11Jordan Lamack

12Jacob Schleis

9:00.26Kewaunee

 

SMR 100-100-200-400m Varsity - Finals

2.

10Isaac Benz

11Nathan Schlough

10Maddix Mueller

12Anthony Jerabek

2:28.81aKewaunee

 

Shot Put - 12lb Varsity - Finals

7.12Kyle Karnopp39-01.00 PRKewaunee

 

Shot Put - 12lb Varsity - Prelims

6.12Kyle Karnopp39-00.00Kewaunee15.10Kemper Robinson35-04.75Kewaunee17.10DJ Echos34-10.75Kewaunee19.11Landon Selner33-03.25 PRKewaunee22.12Aidan Degrave30-03.00Kewaunee

 

High Jump Varsity - Finals

2.11Jordan Lamack6-00.00 PRKewaunee6.10Maddix Mueller5-06.00Kewaunee11.12Jacob Schleis5-00.00Kewaunee

 

Pole Vault Varsity - Finals

7.11Mitchell Swagel10-06.00 PRKewaunee8.12Cole Pawlitzky10-00.00Kewaunee14.11Matt Wery7-00.00Kewaunee

 

Long Jump Varsity - Finals

11.11Nathan Schlough15-05.00Kewaunee

 

Triple Jump Varsity - Finals

2.10Maddix Mueller39-05.00Kewaunee5.11Jordan Lamack35-07.75 PRKewaunee

Kewaunee track heads to Wausau West

Kewaunee's track team will get their first outdoor meet of the season in Friday afternoon when Wausau West hosts a handful of teams weather permitting.

 

Rhinelander, Wausau East, Pulaski, Shawano Community, Two Rivers, Newman Catholic, and Menominee Indian are all scheduled to compete in the meet. Kewaunee's first outdoor meet of the year was postponed because of weather when it was supposed to face half of the other Packerland schools in Brussels.

 

The first events are scheduled for 4 p.m.

Clippers soccer scoots past Blazers

A seeing-eye pass through the box proved to be all Sturgeon Bay needed to get past NEW Lutheran Thursday afternoon at drizzly Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon.

 

The match was over 50 minutes old when Josie Rangel was the lone player to wrangle a cross that ricocheted off several Blazers defenders and found her foot for the lone score.

 

 

The turf field proved to be the difference as Kewaunee's match against Sevastopol/Gibraltar was postponed. 

Wet conditions mar Friday's activities

Don't expect to catch too much of anything on Friday due to wet conditions this week leading up to Friday's anticipated snow.

 

Canceled or postponed events include:

  • Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay golf at Crystal Springs Golf Course (rescheduled to 4/29)
  • Luxemburg-Casco softball doubleheader at Freedom (rescheduled to 4/29)
  • Kewaunee baseball vs. Brillion
  • Sturgeon Bay baseball vs. Oconto (rescheduled to 4/14)
  • Sevastopol/Gibraltar softball (rescheduled to 5/2)
  • Sturgeon Bay softball vs. Oconto (rescheduled to 4/14)

Gibraltar baseball's tournament opener in Mauston has been delayed a day. When they get underway on Saturday, they could face the likes of Viroqua, Adams-Friendship, Cumberland, Mishicot, Escanaba, and Lake Mills.

 

Still on the schedule as of 6:30 a.m. is Southern Door hosting Algoma in softball and baseball at 5:00 p.m.

Gamblers visit Chicago for pair

Before hosting Muskegon on Sunday, the Green Bay Gamblers will hit the road this weekend for a Friday/Saturday set against the Chicago Steel.

 

The Gamblers were able to pick up one of the possible four points against Team USA U-18 last week. The team made news off the ice this week as the organization and Pat Mikesch announced they would be going their separate ways at the end of this season. The Gamblers are looking for their first win in regulation since March 5th when they beat the Steel on the backend of home and home at Fox Valley Ice Arena. The Steel took 3 of a possible four points in their home and home set against Madison last weekend. Jackson Blake is the USHL's fourth-leading scorer with 72 points (23G, 49A). Teammate Adam Fantilli is right behind with 67 points (35G, 32A).

 

Both games will take place at 7:05 p.m. in Geneva, Ill. The Gamblers will host Muskegon at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday. That game will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Ian hit Happ-y in Brewers' loss

Ian Happ had three hits including a game-winning two-run double late to steal game one of a four-game season-opening set against the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4.

 

The Brewers struck first as Lorenzo Cain had the first of his two productive outs on the day in the fourth inning. Corbin Burnes was mowing down Cubs until the fifth inning when Patrick Wisdom registered his own RBI out before Nico Hoerner hit a two-run homer to put the Cubs ahead. The Brewers would tie the game up in the seventh inning when Wily Adames hit an RBI double and Christian Yelich drove him in on a sacrifice fly. Happ's third hit of the day proved to be a backbreaker as his RBI double gave the Cubs a lead they would not lose. Cain's sacrifice fly made it one-run closer, but the Brewers could not retake the lead to lose their first game of the season. Burnes had four strikeouts in his five innings of work as the loss was credited to Aaron Ashby.

 

As they will the rest of the weekend, the two teams meet again at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon for a 1:20 start. 

Area soccer teams hit the pitch Thursday

A busy day is on tap for the area's soccer teams on Thursday.

 

Sturgeon Bay will travel to Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon to battle NEW Lutheran. That match will now begin at 4 p.m.

 

Kewaunee will stay at home to face Sevastopol/Gibraltar for an opening first kick at 4:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco is off until April 12th when they play at home against Peshtigo in a make-up contest from April 5th.

 

 

Spartans baseball open on the road against Vikings

The Luxemburg-Casco baseball team travels to Denmark for their first game of the season.

 

The Spartans were supposed to play the Vikings on Monday, but that game was postponed. The Vikings have been able to squeeze in three games already this year, winning twice. One of those games was a 6-1 victory over Kewaunee in the season opener.

 

Pending field conditions, the first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Brewers open season at Wrigley Field Thursday

The Milwaukee Brewers will hope the Friendly Confines are all that and then some Thursday afternoon when they open the 2022 campaign against the Chicago Cubs.

 

Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes will take the mound for the Brewers as they look to win their second straight division crown. Burnes dominated the Cubs in his starts last year as the Brewers won 15 of their 19 matchups against the North Siders last year. They will be countered Kyle Hendricks who flummoxed the Brewers on Opening Day in 2020.

 

The Brewers did sign a former Cub to the roster on Wednesday, adding catcher Victor Caratini to the roster.

Mikesch, Gamblers to part ways at season's end

The end of the Pat Mikesch era for the Green Bay Gamblers is near.

 

The organization announced on Thursday that the two sides decided to part ways at the season's end.

 

“I would like to thank Pat for his hard work and commitment to the Gamblers these past 11 years,” said Gamblers President Jeff Mitchell. “Pat has a great reputation in the hockey community as a coach and developer of talent. Here he went above and beyond to advance the Gamblers mission to give back and be active in the community. We wish Pat all the best.”

 

“My wife, Aimee, the kids, and I have loved our 11 years in Green Bay,” said Mikesch. I’m very appreciative of the support given to me by the Gamblers, PMI Entertainment Group, and the entire Green Bay community. My family and I look forward to what comes next.”

 

He joined the Gamblers as an assistant 11 years ago and was elevated to head coach and general manager in 2014. A national search for his replacement is underway.

 

The Gamblers will play two games in Illinois against the Chicago Steel on Friday and Saturday before returning home to play the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Sunday. You can catch that game and all home games on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Bucks trample Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks led virtually from start to finish as they crushed the Chicago Bulls 127-106 at the United Center Tuesday night. 

  

The Bucks controlled the game from the start outscoring the Bulls in both the first and second quarter by six points to take a 58-46 lead at halftime.

 

Brook Lopez had his best game of the year for the Bucks with 26 points and seven rebounds, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points with nine rebounds.  Kris Middleton finished with 19 points.     

 

The Bulls (45-34), currently 6th in the Eastern Conference, were led by DeMar DeRozan with 40 points.   

 

Milwaukee (49-30) will now host the Boston Celtics (49-20) on Thursday at 6:30 pm from Fiserv Forum, after the Celtics play at Chicago Wednesday.    

Gibraltar opens with shut out over Sheboygan Area Lutheran

The Gibraltar Vikings were able to get their first game of the season in on Tuesday afternoon, shutting out the Sheboygan Area Lutheran Crusaders 8-0 on the road. 

 

The Vikings jumped ahead with three runs in the second inning and cruised to the victory while capitalizing on six errors by the Crusaders.

 

Carl Burgess had two hits and an RBI to lead Gibraltar at the plate.  R. Jorgenson (1-0) went four innings and gave up only two hits while striking out six.  Braden Sitte also pitched two scoreless innings for the Vikings. 

Brewers end preseason with 5-4 win over Royals

The Milwaukee Brewers topped the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Wednesday in the final Cactus League game on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona. 

 

The Brewers (7-9) jumped to a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run by Brent Diaz in the bottom of the second inning.  Keston Hiura added two more runs with a two-RBI single in the third inning to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.  Kansas City answered with four runs in the top of the eighth inning but the Brewers scored on an RBI single by Terence Doston in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead and hang on for the victory.

 

Starting pitcher Adrian Houser hurled six scoreless innings allowing only two hits and striking out four.  Jake Cousins pitched a perfect ninth inning striking out two to pick up the save.

 

Milwaukee will now open the regular season with an opening day gig against the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field at 1:20 pm.  

Southern Door to host track meet

Four local schools will head to Brussels for the first outdoor track meet of the season on Tuesday.

 

Algoma, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay will also be competing against Southern Door when field events begin at 4 p.m. and track events start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Gibraltar and Sevastopol will join NEW Lutheran, Peshtigo, and Oconto for a meet between the other teams in the Packerland Conference beginning at the same times as the Southern Door meet.

Soccer teams look to play Tuesday

After some teams were met with postponements on Monday, there is hope games could take place on Tuesday.

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Clintonville matchup was postponed on Monday, but the Clippers will try to play Tuesday against Marinette. Due to poor field conditions, the Sturgeon Bay Athletic Department announced the girls would play their home games at the Door County Fairgrounds. Tuesday's match is scheduled for 6 p.m.

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar is scheduled to travel south on Tuesday to face Appleton West for a 6 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco saw its Tuesday match against Peshtigo get canceled.

 

 

Mother Nature to baseball and softball teams: Not yet

Many local baseball and softball teams will have to wait a few more days before getting their first game action of the season.

 

Every softball and baseball scheduled for Monday were either postponed or canceled due to the morning dose of winter weather that was followed in some cases by some rain. That has led to several games being preemptively canceled or postponed for Tuesday. Those games include:

 

  • Sturgeon Bay at Kewaunee (baseball and softball)
  • Gibraltar at NEW Lutheran (baseball and softball)
  • Southern Door at Sevastopol (baseball and softball)

Luxemburg-Casco softball's game against Wrightstown has not been formally canceled or postponed yet according to the Northeastern Conference. That game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Green Bay's McGee enters transfer portal

Another day, another big piece of the Green Bay basketball team entered his name into the transfer portal on Monday.

 

Several outlets reported Monday that Kamari McGee would be entering the transfer portal, most likely ending his time with the Phoenix. The Racine-product was a star for the Phoenix, earning All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League alongside Cade Meyer. An injury to Lucas Steiber, who also entered the transfer portal earlier this year, gave McGee control of the offense for much of the second half of the season. He told the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Scott Venci that he wanted to play on the biggest stage possible and only thought about transferring in the recent days.

 

It continued a disturbing trend for the Phoenix, which has already seen at least five other players leave the program since the season ended in March. Only five players remain with the program. Green Bay lost a similar number of players to the transfer portal at the end of 2021. 

Sturgeon Bay girls soccer visits Clintonville

Sturgeon Bay will look to get their first win of the girls' soccer season Monday when they travel to Clintonville.

 

The Clippers were shut out by Sheboygan South 2-0 in their first action of the season last weekend. The Truckers have lost both of their games so far this season, opening with a 5-1 defeat to New London before being drubbed by DeForest 14-0.

 

If the game is played, it will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Mother Nature to weigh in on Monday's baseball and softball slate

With rain and snow in the forecast for the region Monday morning, the area's baseball and softball teams will have to wait and see if they get to play.

 

Baseball games scheduled for Monday include Gibraltar hosting Sheboygan Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. and Luxemburg-Casco playing at home at the same time against Denmark.

 

Scheduled softball action includes Algoma visiting Luxemburg-Casco at 4:30 p.m.

Bucks lose to Mavs in Sunday matinee

With the state semifinalist Gibraltar Vikings looking on, the Milwaukee Bucks could not hold onto a first-quarter lead as they fell to the Dallas Mavericks 118-112 at Fiserv Forum.

 

The Bucks entered the second quarter with an eight-point advantage, but the Mavericks outscored the champs 32-22 in the second quarter and didn't look back the rest of the way. The Bucks would make a comeback in the fourth quarter, but Luka Doncic took over the game for the Mavs as he scored five points and assisted on two three pointers to extend a one-point lead to eight with just minutes to go. Doncic would lead the Mavericks with 32 points, eight rebounds, and 15 assists on the afternoon. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 28 points with  Jrue Holiday adding 20 points in the loss. Khris Middleton scored 11 points and provided nine assists.

 

The Bucks play the Bulls on Tuesday.

Brewers enter final spring training stretch with loss

The Texas Rangers used an eight-run sixth inning to cruise past the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday 13-2.

 

Brandon Woodruff's spring struggles continued as he works on his pitching repertoire. He gave up two homers as a part of his five runs over five innings of work. Aaron Ashby took the brunt of the Rangers' offense, giving up six runs (four earned) over 1 1/3 innings of work. 

 

Kolten Wong and Hunter Renfroe provided the offense for the Brewers, recording RBI singles in the third and sixth innings respectively. 

 

The Brewers begin to wrap up their spring training in Arizona this week with an 8:40 p.m. first pitch against the Colorado Rockies Monday. 

Spartans soccer struggles against Southwest

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team could not get their offense going for a second straight game Saturday morning as they lost to Green Bay Southwest 5-0 at Green Bay Notre Dame.

 

The Spartans gave up their second hat trick of the season with the Trojans' Aubrie Selsmeyer scoring four goals on the day. Tabi Lemens did what she could to keep the Spartans in it, making nine saves along the way.

Gamblers give up four unanswered in loss on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers made a comeback in the second period before Team USA stormed back to win 6-2 at the Resch Center.

 

Team USA stormed out to a 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Gamblers' Brody Lamb and Cameron Lund scored goals in the second frame's first three minutes to tie the game up. Team USA took over from there, scoring thrice in the second period and a courtesy goal in the third to give them four unanswered tallies the rest of the game.

 

Aaron Randazzo made 30 saves on 36 shots in the loss for the Gamblers. 

Gamblers look to avenge OT loss on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers traded goals all night long with Team USA, but it was the visitors that came away with the extra point in the 3-2 overtime win.

 

Danny Nelson and Alex Servagno opened the periods with the goals for the Gamblers, only to have Team USA's Logan Cooley and Ryan Leonard match those scores with ones of their own. Team USA escaped the Resch Center with a win after a scoreless third period when Seamus Casey scored 70 seconds into the opening frame.

 

The two teams will meet again at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. 

Spartans soccer fall to Lakeland

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team saw a 3-0 halftime deficit get doubled up in the end with Lakeland winning the match 6-0 at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay.

 

Leah Wolfe scored a trio of goals in the victory for the Thunderbirds.

 

The Spartans are back in action Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Clippers baseball face Rio Community in Ashwaubenon

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers open their 2022 with a new coach at the home of the newly named Green Bay Rockers Saturday afternoon when they play two against Rio Community.

 

The Clippers return to the diamond after a 10-11 season that saw them lose 9-0 in a regional matchup against Luxemburg-Casco in regionals.

 

Rio already has a game under their belt, losing to Barneveld 15-1 in Mauston earlier this week.

 

The twin bill is scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco soccer open their seasons

Two teams that were originally scheduled to start their seasons together will begin them apart on Friday.

 

The Sturgeon Bay girls soccer team will make the long drive south to take on Sheboygan South after seeing their Thursday matchup get postponed. 

 

The Clippers were originally scheduled to be a part of a soccer quad featuring Green Bay Southwest, Luxemburg-Casco, and Notre Dame Academy. They have since been replaced by Lakeland Union High School from Minocqua. The Spartans will face them Friday night at 7 p.m. before a 9 a.m. matchup against Green Bay Southwest on Saturday.

Weather impacts spring sports

They are on the calendar, but Mother Nature will have the final say on a number of games scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco's golf team has already seen its meet against New Holstein at Northbrook Country Club get postponed.

 

The same goes for Sturgeon Bay's road softball game against Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

Still on the docket for Friday and Saturday despite likely wet field conditions include:

Softball (Friday)- Southern Door vs. Valders at 4 p.m., Luxemburg-Casco vs. Denmark at 4:30 p.m.

Baseball (Friday)- Kewaunee vs. Two Rivers at Walsh Field at 4:30 p.m.

Softball (Saturday)- Sevastopol at Shoreland Lutheran against the host school, Mayville,  and Racine Lutheran.

 

Southern Door baseball is scheduled to have a scrimmage against Ashwaubenon at noon at Capital Credit Union Park, likely followed by Sturgeon Bay's doubleheader against Rio Community High School at 3:30 p.m. While rain and snow is in the forecast, Capital Credit Union Park has a turf field.

 

Gamblers battles Team USA U18 on 104.1 WRLU

A short memory will be needed Friday and Saturday night as the Green Bay Gamblers welcome the Team USA U-18 squad to the Resch Center.

 

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.

 

Both games will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com at 7:05 p.m. with Tobin Meyer on the call. 

Luxemburg-Casco track captures titles, two local teams in action Friday

Luxemburg-Casco ended their indoor track season with a bang Thursday night as the boys and the girls each won team titles in Seymour.

 

The 4x400m and 4x800m, Samantha Kahr (55m), Madi Bevins (1600m), Michaela Boucher (400m), McKenna Rank (200m, 200m hurdles, high jump), Megan Vandermause (800m),  Emily Ropson (pole vault), Grace Holschuh (triple jump, long jump), and Taylor Thiry (shot put) all won titles for the girls en route to a 156 point evening. Second place Seymour had 42 points.

 

Isaac Vandenbush (55m, long jump), John Larson (55m hurdles, 200m hurdles), Gabe Havel (1600m), and Trevor Beaupre (triple jump) won titles for the boys as they also cracked 100 points. You can find the final results here.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Track and Field

 

Sevastopol and Kewaunee are heading to UW-Stevens Point Friday for a multi-team meet featuring Spencer, Valley Christian, Adams-Friendship, Suring, Pittsville, Stratford, Loyal, Assumption, Auburndale, Bonduel, Dodgeland, Gresham, Manawa, Necedah, Neillsville, North Fond du Lac, Northland Lutheran, Lourdes Academy, Pacelli, Three Lakes, Tigerton, Laona-Wabeno, Wild Rose, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Tri-County, New London, Newman Catholic, Almond Bancroft, Iola-Scandinavia, Westfield, and Whitehall. The first events begin at 4 p.m.

Giannis passes Kareem in Bucks win

The Milwaukee Bucks secured another victory in the closing seconds while Giannis Antetokounmpo made his mark in the franchise's history once again Thursday night.

 

The Bucks were still in a position to win despite a host of turnovers, including eight from Antetokounmpo and six from Jrue Holiday. The Greek Freak made up for offensive miscues with 44 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists. With that scoring output, Antetokounmpo passed NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) for the most points scored in Bucks history. The clincher was an important bucket as he hit a game-tying three that proved to be important as it forced overtime. The Bucks would go on to outscore the Nets 10-9 in the overtime period to get their 48th win of the season.

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