Sports Archives for 2022-06

DCBL announces All-Star Team

Twenty-four players from all eight Door County Baseball League teams will travel to Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon next month for their All-Star Game matchup against the Shoreland League.

 

Sister Bay led the way with seven players named to the squad while league-leading Kolberg had five players named. 

 

The Shoreland League is comprised of teams from Algoma, Ashwaubenon, Branch, Casco, Denmark, Kewaunee and Manitowoc and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.  

 

Families and fans will see quality baseball for just $5.00 a ticket.  Children 12 and under get in free.  The Capital Credit Union Park, home of the Green Bay Rockers, is at 2231 Holmgren Way.

 

105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com will carry the game live  that evening.

 

BAILEYS HARBOR

Isaac Berkley

 

SISTER BAY

Griffen Cole (SB)

Sam Forkert (SB)

Matt Hecht (SB)

Sawyer Johnson (SB)

Spencer Krause(SB)

Stewart Larson(SB)

Tom Sawyer (SB)

 

WASHINGTON ISLAND

Caleb Cornell (WI)

Ben Geiger (WI)

Luke Geiger (WI)

 

MAPLEWOOD

Kordel Draves (MAP)

Kody Kissinger (MAP)

Drew Price (MAP)

 

EGG HARBOR

Corey Fuller (EH)

Nick Posh (EH)

 

KOLBERG

Trevor Hawkey (KOL)

Nick LeCaptain (KOL)

Trevor Reinhardt (KOL)

Austen Rohe (KOL)

Kyle Routhieux (KOL)

 

WEST JACKSONPORT

Derek Niedzwiecki (WJ)

Luke Steebs (WJ)

 

INSTITUTE

Kyle Ploor (INT)

 

 

 

 

Brewers hit the catwalk in win against Rays

The Milwaukee Brewers teed off on a Tropicana Field oddity to finish their two-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3.

 

Rowdy Tellez and Luis Urias each hit the catwalk, which counts as a ground-rule home run in the aging ballpark. The Tellez shot was his second of the game and broke a 3-3 tie. Jace Peterson added an insurance run in the ninth inning with a home run of his own. 

 

Brad Boxberger picked up the win as the fourth pitcher used in the game with Devin Williams earning the hold and Josh Hader adding to his save total. 

 

The Brewers head to Pittsburgh for a weekend series that begins Thursday at 6:05 p.m.


Board of Control Approves Winter Sports Changes at June Meeting

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and acted on coaches’ committee recommendations impacting winter sports, including significant Tournament Series changes in Wrestling at its June meeting today.

 

Six wrestling coaches’ recommendations received approval, effective in 2022-23, including the addition of a 16-competitor bracket to qualify for the girls State Individual Tournament to be held in conjunction with the boys Individual Wrestling State Tournament at the Kohl Center.

 

A number of the changes impact the structure of the boys wrestling Tournament Series. One implements a super-regional format for the Divisions 2 and 3 tournaments. The format combines two regionals into one in both divisions. Similar to the format in Division 1, the top four individuals advance to sectionals and the top two teams move on to the team sectionals.

 

Another recommendation approved in wrestling alters the Tournament Series team format in Division 1. Beginning next season, the top two teams from each regional in Division 1 will advance to the team sectionals similar to the existing Divisions 2 and 3 team format.

 

Two other wrestling changes to the Tournament Series adds an assistant referee at the team sectional final matches, and the other eliminates the coaches’ seed meeting for the State Team Wrestling Tournament to exclusively utilize electronic seeding.

 

The sixth recommendation receiving approval by the Board eliminates a WIAA adaptation to an NFHS rule that allowed competitors to lower shoulder straps on uniforms. The NFHS rule prohibits lowering shoulder straps on uniforms, which will be enforced in 2022-23.

 

In basketball, two coaches’ proposals were enacted. The first simply defines a tournament as any event that is bracketed and plays to a winner. The clarification is intended to assist member schools in scheduling multi-team events in relation to seasonal game maximums. The other eliminates the appeal process and creates only one deadline for submitting statistics for the 3-Point Challenge.

It is noteworthy that the coaches’ recommendation to allow the use of a shot clock in nonconference games if mutually agreed to by both head coaches was not reviewed and voted on by the Board. In 2021, the membership passed a regulation stating all proposed recommendations must be approved by majority vote of the Advisory Council before advancing to the Board of Control. If the recommendation is not supported by the Advisory Council, the Board of Control does not have the opportunity to review and vote on the proposal. The Advisory Council opposed the recommendation by a 13-1 vote on Tuesday.

 

The State Tournament in gymnastics will return to the modified Capital Cup format beginning in 2023. The team competition in both Division 1 and Division 2 will be conducted Friday and individual competition in both divisions will be conducted Saturday.

 

In addition, the Board voted in support of a Sport Medical Advisory Committee proposal to communicate emergency action plan recommendations to host schools in pre-event information and in tournament planning materials.

 

The Board also received a report on updates to the conference realignment process by Jeremy Schlitz and Lance Bagstad of the Conference Realignment Task Force and approved one task force recommendation. Conferences will not be created with less than seven schools unless they are paired with another conference except through the fast-track process, which requires unanimous support from all schools directly impacted by the realignment.

 

The Board approved spring cooperative programs for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, a spending resolution to continue spending until the 2022-23 budget is approved, winter season sports financial statements, and the general fund financial statements and payments for May. 

 

Results of a special election were shared with the Board. Dan Retzki, associate principal and athletic director at Green Bay Preble, was elected for a one-year term representing District 4 to complete the term of Dave Steavpack, who is retiring. On the Advisory Council, Andrea Sheridan, district administrator at Athens, was elected to a three-year term representing small schools. Kent Kindschy, district administrator at Turtle Lake, was elected to a two-year stint to complete the term of Cory Hinkel of Luck, who was elected to the Board of Control.

 

Among the meeting’s discussions and reports were a review of the recently completed spring sports tournaments; development of the agenda for the 2022 Area Meetings in September; an update on the progress of the lacrosse ad hoc committee, a staffing update that included the retirement announcement of Julie Kage effective in August as well as the progress of the search for an additional assistant director position; the continued efforts to recruit and retain licensed officials; an overview of the online Eligibility Verification of Transfer Student (EVTS) form, comments concerning member cooperation in completing and submitting Coaches Not Licensed to Teach and Sanctioned Event Request forms; and a reminder of the New AD?Workshop scheduled for July 18.

 

The Board also received liaison reports from John Ashley of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and Shawn Groshek of the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association.

 

The WIAA, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The membership oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 516 senior high schools and 45 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.

Woodchucks take bite out of Rockers

The Wausau Woodchucks batted around in the second inning as they went on to beat the Green Bay Rockers Wednesday 8-3.

 

Carson Yates briefly tied the game for the Rockers with an RBI single, but two bases-loaded walks, an RBI single, and a wild pitch put the game away early for the Woodchucks. They would tack on runs in the third and fourth innings to put the game well out of reach before the Rockers would find the plate again.

 

The Rockers scored twice in the eighth inning on a Collier Cranford double and a Matt Scannell RBI single, but the Woodchucks shut the door from there. 

Warren Homers & Jarvis Strikes Out Ten in Wisconsin Win After Dropping Postponed Game

Kernels Beat Wisconsin 6-2 in Conclusion of Tuesday’s game

 

The Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon in the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The loss ended Wisconsin’s five-game winning streak

 

Cedar Rapids (45-25 overall, 2-2 second half) had a 5-0 lead when the game was halted on Tuesday night.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand hit a two-run home run in the top of the first.  The Kernels padded their lead with three consecutive RBI doubles with two outs in the top of the third.  Kyler Fedko, Yunior Severino, and Pat Winkel contributed with the run-scoring hits for the five-run lead.

 

The Kernels added to their advantage in the sixth inning.  Dylan Neuse walked, stole second, and stole third with one out.  Then, Alerick Soularie singled to left to knock in Neuse for the 6-0 lead.

Wisconsin (39-30, 3-1) was held scoreless through two innings by Kernels starting pitcher Brent Headrick on Tuesday night.  David Festa picked up right where Headrick left off last night.  Festa worked five scoreless innings and pitched around two hits, two walks, and a hit batsman. 

The Timber Rattlers got to Festa in the eighth.  Tyler Black and Ethan Murray started the inning with singles.  Tristan Peters knocked in Black with a single for Wisconsin’s first run.  Festa got his seventh strikeout of the game for the second out of the inning and turned the game over to Derek Molina.

Zavier Warren fell behind Molina 0-2 but delivered a single to score Murray to get the Rattlers to within four.  That was a close as Wisconsin would get.  Molina got the final out of the eighth inning and worked around an error in the bottom of the ninth to close out the game.

Miguel Guerrero and Tyler Gillies combined to work the final six innings of the game out of the Wisconsin bullpen and only allowed one run.  Guerrero allowed a run on two hits with four strikeouts over three innings.  Gillies pitched three scoreless, hitless innings with a walk and three strikeouts.

 

Warren Homers & Jarvis Strikes Out Ten in Wisconsin Win

Justin Jarvis and two Wisconsin Timber Rattlers relievers held the Cedar Rapids Kernels to one hit and Zavier Warren cracked a two-run home run to send the Rattlers to a 3-1 win in the regularly scheduled game on Wednesday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Rattlers earned a split on the day after dropping the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game 6-2 earlier in the day on Wednesday.

 

Wisconsin (40-30 overall, 4-1 second half) opened their half of the first inning with three straight singles from Tyler Black, Ethan Murray, and Joe Gray Jr.  Tristan Peters drove in Black when he grounded into a force out at second to give the Rattlers a 1-0 lead.

Seth Gray got the Kernels (45-26, 2-3) back to even in the top of the third inning with a two-out, solo home run.  That was the only hit for Cedar Rapids.

The Timber Rattlers went back in front in the bottom of the fourth.  Peters started the inning with a single.  Zavier Warren followed with a home run that went over 400 feet to right field.  Warren’s fourth home run of the season gave the Rattlers a 3-1 lead.

Jarvis wrapped his day with a perfect top of the fifth inning, including strikeouts of the final two batters he faced.  Jarvis recorded ten strikeouts and pitched around three walks and a hit batsman.  Jarvis has 88 strikeouts in 75 innings this season and is 3-1 with 42 strikeouts over 29-1/3 innings pitched in five starts in June.  Wednesday was the third time he has reached double digits in strikeouts for a game this season.

The Wisconsin bullpen took care of the rest.  Robbie Baker pitched a perfect sixth and turned the game over to Cam Robinson for the seventh.

Robinson worked a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts for his eighteenth save of the season.  Robinson leads all Minor League Baseball in saves this season.  He also is in fourth place by himself on the Wisconsin single season saves list.  The only former Rattlers in front of Robinson are Nate Griep (23 saves in 2016), Greg Holle (19 saves in 2011), and John Thompson (19 saves in 1995).
 

Game three of the series is scheduled for Thursday night.  Israel Puello will make his Timber Rattlers debut as the starting pitcher in the game.  The Kernels will counter with Cade Povich (5-4, 3.93) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Brewers top Rays, Woodruff strong in return

Behind the strong pitching of Brandon Woodruff, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Tamap Bay Rays 5-3 Tuesday night.  Woodruff pitched five innings after coming off the injured list and gave up only two hits and one run while striking out ten.

  

A big four-run sixth inning was the difference as Andrew McCutchen and Luis Urius hit two-run home runs to put the Brewers up 4-1.

 

Josh Hader came on in the ninth inning to pick up his 23rd save of the season.

 

The Brewers (33-23) and Rays will play a matinee Wednesday at 11:10 am at Tropicana Field in Tampa.  

Rockers nip Spiders

The Green Bay Rockers rallied to beat the Fond du Lac Spiders 3-2 in Northwoods League action Tuesday evening.  

 

 

 

Designated Hitter Owen Jackson's RBI double in the eighth capped the comeback and gave the Rockers a 3-2 lead.

 

Jacob Conover (3-2) pitched the final 2.2 innings and held the Spiders scoreless to pick up the win.  

The Rockers will be back in action tonight as they play the Wausau Woodchucks at Athletic Field in Wausua at 6:35 pm.

 

 

Packers tickets go on sale for London game

If you're hoping to see the Packers in London this fall, today is your day.

 

Season ticket holders who opted in will get the first crack at 10 a.m. Tuesday. A second opportunity will occur later this week at 4 a.m. Thursday, but that would require you to purchase a second game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints as a part of a "season ticket package" for games happening at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this upcoming season. If you're feeling lucky, all leftover tickets will be made available on July 26th.

 

For those not looking to go overseas or have lighter wallet, tickets for the popular Packers Family Night scrimmage go on sale on Wednesday.

Kewaunee changes divisions for boys' basketball, others stay put

The Kewaunee boys' basketball will not be able to defend their Division 3 Regional Championship this upcoming season.

 

The Storm has been placed in Division 4 for the upcoming season, joining the likes of Algoma, Bonduel, Coleman, Crandon, Crivitz, Manawa, Menominee Indian, Mishicot, Oconto, St. Mary Catholic, and Shiocton. Division 4 consists of 100 schools with an enrollment between 189 and 318. 

 

All other schools in Door and Kewaunee counties will stay in their current divisions.

 

Last week, the WIAA Advisory Council voted down changes that would have altered enrollment cutoffs for each of the five divisions. 

 

You can see the regional and sectional pairings by clicking this link. 

Rockers can't squish Dock Spiders

The Green Bay Rockers got to within one but no closer as they lost to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 4-2 Monday night.

 

The Dock Spiders put up a pair of runs in the second innings on an Evan Smith home run. They would tack on what was eventually the winning run in the fourth inning with a Cole Messina homer. 

 

The Rockers would cut the deficit to one a few innings later when Tristin Garcia slapped a two-run single. The threat was thwarted a half inning later when the Dock Spiders added an insurance run in the top half of the eighth inning on a Daylen Smith single.

 

Will Semb took the loss for the Rockers, pitching 5 1/3 innings while giving up three of the four runs and striking out six.

Asher, Zoschke, and Gallardo-Ibarra Capture National Gymnastics Titles

Three Door County YMCA gymnasts won National Titles at the 2022 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships held in Toledo, Ohio June 21-26. 

 

Shaylyn Asher, Silver Excel gymnast in the child division captured her title on the vault with a score of 9.25. Amelia Zoschke, Excel Gold gymnast in the Junior A division captured the Floor title with a score 9.5. Teammate Anna Gallardo-Ibarra in the Junior B division earned her title on floor with a score of 9.4. 

 

Zoschke grabbed silver on the vault with an 8.9, and earned silver in the All-Around with a 36.75 out of a possible 40 points. Zoschke received bronze on the Balance Beam with a 9.3. Asher acquired a silver in the All-Around scoring 36.25.

 

Ten Striver Gymnasts made the journey to Toledo after qualifying throughout the competition season. The Striver Team came home with a total of 25 top ten performances. The girls represented Wisconsin and the Door County YMCA exhibiting all four core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. Their integrity shined bright.

 

Placing in the Top Ten for the Door County YMCA Striver Team were:

Shaylyn Asher(Child Excel Silver- 1st vault, 2nd AA, 4th bars, 8th floor and beam (tie)

Evelynn Kelsey (Jr. A) Excel Silver-  4th vault(tie)

Keira Wesley (Senior) Excel Silver-  10th vault(tie)

Shylee Asher (Jr. B) Excel Gold- 6th bars, 10th floor

Portia Hah (Jr. B) Excel Gold-  3rd floor, 8th bars

Anna Gallardo-Ibarra (Jr. B) Excel Gold- 1st floor, 5th bars and vault (tie), 6th AA

Amelia Zoschke (Jr. A) Excel Gold- 1st floor, 2nd AA and vault, 3rd beam, 5th bars

Estelle Duerst (Child) Level 6- 7th floor (tie), 8th beam (tie)

Amira Anschutz (Jr. A) Level 6- 4th floor, 7th vault (tie), 8th bars (tie) 

 

The Striver Gymnastics Team is coached by Nikki Pollman, Gerritt DeJonge and Heather Haese.  

 

 

Shaylyn Asher

 

 

 

Amelia Zoschke

 

 

Anna Gallardo-Ibarra

Islanders take advantage of A's on 105.1 The GOAT

Washington Island did not need much help but got plenty of it in their 20-4 romp over Baileys Harbor on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Islanders scored the first runs in the first inning, six runs in the third, three more runs in the fourth, and three runs in the 5th. Many of the runs came via A's errors. The A's struggled to get on the base paths themselves after being held hitless through the first five innings before finally crossing the plate in the latter stages of the game. 

 

In other DCBL action, Maplewood broke up Sister Bay's winning streak with a 12-9 victory and Kolberg pounded West Jacksonport 14-3

Brewers capture series win vs. Jays

Rowdy Tellez hit two homers in the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.

 

Tellez hit his first dinger in the first inning to cut into a 3-0 Blue Jays lead and hit his second in the second inning to cap off a five-run frame. 

 

Andrew McCuthchen and Luis Urias capped off the scoring with run-producing at-bats in the sixth inning. Christian Yelich, Omar Narvaez, Willy Adames, and Jonathan Davis also registered RBI for the Brewers in the series clinching win. 

Rafters float past Rockers

The Green Bay Rockers waited until the ninth inning to reach the scoreboard but it was too late as they dropped the game to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7-2.

 

There was no scoring at all until the seventh inning when the Rafters put two on the scoreboard. The Rafters would bat around in the eighth while putting up five runs, highlighted by a three straight bases-loaded walks.

 

The Rockers would score a pair in the ninth inning with Matt Scannell and Griffin Selby registering RBI singles.

Rattlers Make It Five Wins in a Row

Zavier Warren broke a 5-5 tie with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to a 6-5 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The win was the fifth in a row for Wisconsin.

 

Kolten Wong gave the Timber Rattlers (39-29 overall, 3-0 second half)a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a lead-off home run.  Wong went 1-for-2 with a walk on Sunday in his second rehab appearance for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Wong played seven innings at second base in the game before leaving the game as planned.

Wisconsin added a run in the bottom of the second with a two-out rally.  Ethan Murray tripled, and Ashton McGee drew a walk.  Arbert Cipion singled to right to score Murray for a 2-0 lead.

Tyler Tolbert got the River Bandits (26-43, 0-3) back to even with a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the third. 

Tristan Peters crushed a long home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the Rattlers back in front.

Quad Cities took their first lead with a two-out, two-run single by Peyton Wilson in the top of the fifth inning. 

The Rattlers got the game back to even with a sacrifice fly by Joe Gray Jr in the bottom of the fifth.

Parker Bates hit a lead-off home run in the top of the seventh inning and the River Bandits retook the lead.

Cipion started the Wisconsin rally in the seventh with a single and steal of second base with one out.  Jose Acosta, pinch-hitting for Wong, drew a walk.  Then, the duo pulled off a double steal.  Tyler Black drove in Cipion with the tying run with a sacrifice.

The game appeared to be heading to the ninth inning tied after Ruben Ramirez retired the first two Timber Rattlers he faced in the bottom of the eighth.  Peters had other ideas as he lined a double off the wall in right to extend the inning.  Warren fell behind 0-2 in the count but lined a single up the middle that glanced off the glove of Tolbert, the shortstop, trying to make a diving stop of the ball.  Peters raced home and scored without a play for a 6-5 lead.

Cam Robinson pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to close out the win.  Robinson leads Minor League Baseball in saves with seventeen.  He picked up saves in three of Wisconsin’s five wins in the series.

It was a bullpen day for both teams.  Wisconsin used six pitchers in the game while Quad Cities used five.

The Timber Rattlers are 15-3 against the River Bandits this season.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday with game one of a six-game series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Zach Mort (3-2, 4.38) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  The Kernels have named Brent Headrick (7-2, 2.48) as their starter.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Washington Island hosts Baileys Harbor on 105.1 The GOAT

The Baileys Harbor A's and 105.1 The GOAT will take the ferry for a Sunday Funday against Washington Island.

 

The A's remain winless on the season after they were shut out by DCBL-leading Kolberg 12-0 last week. 

 

The Islanders saw West Jacksonport leapfrog them in the standings when the Ports beat them 7-5. Caleb Cornell leads the Islanders in hitting with a .394 average, which is good for fifth in the DCBL.

 

Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will have the call from the island beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

 

Other DCBL games scheduled for Sunday include West Jacksonport heading to Kolberg and Maplewood visiting Sister Bay.

 

Rockers hold off Rafters

The Green Bay Rockers held off one final rally to beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Saturday night 5-4.

 

The Rockers collected single tallies in the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth innings offensively. Collier Cranford and Tristin Garcia led the way with each garnering two hits while Griffin Selby homered in the victory.

 

The Rafters scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but it was not enough as the Rockers got back into the win column.

Wisconsin Wins Fourth Straight with 5-3 Victory

Joe Gray Jr went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double, and three RBI while Antoine Kelly pitched seven very strong innings to lead the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to a 5-3 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits Saturday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

 

Kolten Wong started the bottom of the first inning by reaching on an error.  Then, Tyler Black lined a double to right and Wisconsin (38-39 overall, 2-0 second half) had runners at second and third.  Quad Cities starting pitcher Noah Cameron committed a balk before he threw the next pitch to let Wong score the first run of the game.  Wes Clarke cashed in Black with a single to right for the 2-0 lead.

Juan Carlos Negret hit a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the second inning for the River Bandits (26-42, 0-2) to tie the game.

Gray put the Rattlers back into the lead with a lead-off home run in the bottom of the fourth.  Gray’s eighth home run of the season cleared the wall in left and the Rattlers were up 3-2.

Then, he added to the Wisconsin lead with a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.  This was Gray’s second two-homer game as a pro.  He had previously hit two home runs against the River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park on August 25, 2021.

Kelly went on an amazing strikeout streak over his final three innings.  He retired Parker Bates on a grounder to first for the first out of the fifth.  Kelly proceeded to strike out the next seven batters he faced.  Negret broke up the streak with a two-out single in the seventh.  Then, Kelly struck out Bates to end the seventh.

The strikeout to Bates ended Kelly’s night.  He allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.  The seven-inning performance was the longest of Kelly’s pro career.  Kelly has also taken over the Midwest League lead in strikeouts.  He has 93 strikeouts over 71-2/3 innings pitched this season.

Joey Matulovich worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning in relief of Kelly.

The Rattlers added a run in the bottom of the eighth.  Tristan Peters doubled with one out.  Gray stepped to the plate with two outs and cracked a double to left-center to score Peters for a 5-2 lead.


James Meeker got the call in the top of the ninth inning to close out the game for his fifth save, but it was not easy.  Meeker walked two of the first three batters he faced.  Morgan McCullough singled through the right side of the infield to score the first run of the inning.  Then, Meeker hit Negret to load the bases.  Burle Dixon took over as a pinch runner for Negret at first base as the potential go-ahead run.

Bates flew out to shallow left for the second out and none of the runners could try to advance.

Rubendy Jacquez was next, and he sent a sharp grounder up the middle.  Shortstop Ethan Murray ranged over to make the play, but the ball took a hop and hit off the chest of Murray.  The ball deflected to second baseman Jose Acosta, who was heading to the base to cover for the force play.  Instead, Acosta picked up the ball himself and barely beat Dixon to the bag for the final out and Wisconsin’s fourth win in a row.

Wong went 0-for-4 with a run scored in the first game of his rehab assignment.  He is also slated to play for Wisconsin again on Sunday afternoon.

 

Saturday’s Star Wars jerseys are available in an online auction at this link.  Half of the jerseys are in an auction that ends on Sunday evening at 6:30pm.  The other half of these jerseys are in an auction that ends at 7:00pm on Sunday.  Proceeds from the Star Wars jersey auction will go to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin from Timber Rattlers Give Back.

 

The final game of the series is set for Sunday afternoon.  Russell Smith (1-4, 5.49) has been named as the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Eric Skoglund (0-0, 3.86) is set to start for the River Bandits.  Game time is 1:10pm.

Egg Harbor hammers Institute 14-1 on 105.1 The Goat

The Egg Harbor Indians scored four runs in the second inning and never looked back in a 14-1 drubbing of the Institute Cubs Friday Night in Door County League action.  

 

The visiting Indians added two more runs in the third inning on an RBI single by Anthony Moore and an error to increase the lead to 6-0.

 

Moore finished with three RBIs and Riley Spetz added two more to lead the Indian attack. 

 

Egg Harbor salted the game away in the top of the seventh with six more runs.  

 

Institute managed to pick up its lone run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Ethan Kroll.

 

Starting pitcher Tyler Seibert went only two innings for the Indians and left the game due to an injury.  Alex Byrne came in to pitch three scoreless innings to pick up the win.

 

Will Hartman took the loss for the Cubs who drop to 2-6, while the Indians improve to 3-5 in the standings.

 

The next broadcast on 105.1 The Goat and New Radio Sports Network will be Sunday afternoon from Washington Island as the Islanders host the Baileys Harbor A's.  Quinn Stuck and Jacob Nate will have the call with the pregame starting at 1 pm and first pitch scheduled for 1:30 pm.  

Glory prevails over Lions

The Green Bay Glory scored a tally in the first half in two in the second to beat the St. Louis Lions 3-0 in Ashwaubenon Friday night.

 

Maya Alberts opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark to put the Glory up 1-0, which proved to be the game-winner.

 

The Glory would find the back of the net in the 61st minute with Skylar Prentice added another goal to her ledger this season. Ellie Behnke scored an insurance goal just three minutes later. 

Acosta and Robinson Get Rattlers a Win to Open Second Half Brewers; Kolten Wong set to make rehab appearances Saturday and Sunday

Jose Acosta’s eighth-inning homer broke a 3-3 tie and Cam Robinson got the last five outs of the game to send the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to a 4-3 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits in the first game of the second half of the Midwest League schedule.

There was big news announced after the game by Wisconsin Timber Rattlers manager Joe Ayrault while recording the postgame podcast.  Ayrault announced that Milwaukee Brewers infielder Kolten Wong will be in the Wisconsin lineup on Saturday night.  It was confirmed after the game that Wong will be Wisconsin’s designated hitter on Saturday night when the teams meet at 6:40pm.  He is also set to play second base for the Timber Rattlers when Wisconsin and Quad Cities wrap up the series at 1:10pm on Sunday afternoon.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available on the Timber Rattlers website.

 

In Friday’s game action, Dillan Shrum hit a lead-off home run in the top of the second inning and the River Bandits (26-41 overall, 0-1 second half) had a 1-0 lead.

 

Wisconsin’s bats were quiet after a lead-off single by Tyler Black in the bottom of the first.  Quad Cities starting pitcher Charlie Neuweiler retired the next eleven batters in a row.

That streak was snapped by a two-out single by Wes Clarke in the bottom of the fourth.  Joe Gray Jr was next, and he lined a single to center.  Then, Ethan Murray followed with a double off the wall in left to score both Clarke and Gray to put the Rattlers (37-29, 1-0) up 2-1.  Ashton McGee delivered a single for the fourth straight two-out hit and Murray scored for a 3-1 lead.

Quad Cities tied the game in the top of the sixth inning.  Kale Emshoff and Shrum both singled with one out.  Wisconsin starting pitcher Justin Jarvis reached 100 pitches on the single by Shrum and left the game.

Zach King took over for Jarvis and issued a walk to load the bases.  Juan Carlos Negret lined the next pitch down the line in left for the two-run double.  King held the line after that, and the game stayed tied 3-3.

The Timber Rattlers went back in front in the bottom of the seventh.  Jose Acosta hit a long, solo home run to right with two outs and Wisconsin was up 4-3.


The River Bandits threatened in the top of the eighth with back-to-back singles with one out in the eighth by Shrum and Morgan McCullough off Robbie Baker.  The call went to Wisconsin closer Cam Robinson to get out of the jam.

Robinson closed out the eighth with back-to-back strikeouts to strand the runners and maintain the lead. 

In the top of the ninth, Diego Hernandez singled with one away to bring the lead run to the plate in the form of Luca Tresh.  Robinson got Tresh to send a grounder up the middle.  Acosta ranged over from second to field the ball, step on second, and fire to first to complete a game-ending double play.

Robinson was credited with his sixteenth save of the season.  He leads all levels of Minor League Baseball in saves.

 

Game five of the series is Saturday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Antoine Kelly (1-3, 3.34) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Noah Cameron (2-0, 3.00) is set to start for the River Bandits.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Packers set training camp schedule

For the first time since 2019, your kids will be able to bring their bikes to Green Bay Packers Training Camp.

 

The Packers made the announcement earlier this week, posting this on their website:

 

Wednesday, July 27. It will be the first of three open practices in four days as part of the opening week (July 28, 30).

 

The Packers will open the second week with three open practices (Aug. 1-2, 4) before Family Night takes place at Lambeau Field on Friday, Aug. 5. Green Bay will have three open practices (Aug. 7-8, 10) before the first preseason game on Aug. 12 at the San Francisco 49ers.

 

Green Bay will finish off the open sessions of training camp with two joint practices (Aug. 16-17) with New Orleans, before facing the Saints at Lambeau Field on Aug. 19.

 

The Packers go on the road for the third and final preseason game at the Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 25.

 

Rookie players will first report on July 22nd while the veterans will report a few days later. 

 

Green Bay Packers Family Night is scheduled for August 5th.

Rockers' comeback bid comes up short

After giving up a big run, the Green Bay Rockers could not muster enough runs to make it all the way back in a 6-4 loss to the Wausau Woodchucks on Thursday.

 

An Owen Jackson RBI single got the Rockers on the scoreboard first, only to see the Woodchucks tie it up at their next opportunity. The Woodchucks would put up five runs in what proved to be a decisive fourth inning. Tim Conway dealt the game's biggest blow with a home run.

 

The Rockers put up single tallies in the seventh and eighth innings but they could get no closer.

 

The two teams will meet up again Friday night, shifting the series to Wausau for a 6:35 p.m. start.

Woodruff Sharp in Rehab Start as Rattlers Win

Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff allowed one run over five innings in a rehabilitation start for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Thursday night in front of 5,733 fans at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Rattlers gave the fans a bonus with a 3-1 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits.


Woodruff retired the first twelve River Bandits he faced.
 

The Timber Rattlers (36-29) scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead.  Mike Brosseau, who was playing the third game of his rehab assignment from the Brewers, and Tristan Peters singled to put runners on the corners with no outs.  Joe Gray Jr drove in Brosseau with a sacrifice fly.  Then, Darrien Miller cracked a two-run home run.  The homer was Miller’s fourth of the season.


Quad Cities (27-39) got on the board in the top of the fifth.  Kale Emshoff hit the first pitch he saw from Woodruff over the wall in center for his tenth home run of the season. 

Woodruff retired the next two batters in the fifth before giving up a walk and a single.  Woodruff closed out the inning with a strikeout on a 2-2 pitch.  Woodruff threw 74 pitches – 48 for strikes – over his five innings of work.  He allowed a run on two hits and struck out seven.

The Brewers rehabilitation assignments weren’t done.  Trevor Gott, making his second rehab appearance of the series, pitched a 1-2-3 top of the sixth inning with a strikeout.

Christian Tripp was next up out of the bullpen for the Timber Rattlers, and he worked a perfect seventh.  However, a double and a walk to start the eighth inning was the end of the night for Tripp.

James Meeker was called into the game and got the first out on a sacrifice bunt that moved both runners into scoring position.  Meeker got the second out on a strikeout and stranded both runners on a flyout.

Meeker nailed down the save with a scoreless ninth inning.  It was his fourth save of the season.
 

Game four of the series is Friday night and it is also the first game of the second half of the Midwest League season.  Justin Jarvis (5-3, 4.04) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Quad Cities has named Charlie Neuweiler (4-5, 5.19) as their starter.  Game time is 6:40pm.

WIAA winter sports poised for changes

You could see a number of changes this winter depending on the vote of the WIAA Board of Control on Wednesday.

 

Travis Wilson from the Wisconsin Sports Network outlined a number of the changes that basketball could see depending on how the vote goes. 

 

 

 

Win not in the Cards for Brewers

A Willy Adames homer was the only offense the Milwaukee Brewers could muster in their 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

 

The homer came in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 2-2. Nolan Gorman would continue his big night with the game-winning home run in the top of the fourth run. He went 4-4 with four RBI and two homers on the night. 

 

Jack Flaherty did not last long as he gave up the two-run homer and three hits during his three innings of work. The bullpen wrapped up the game with six innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball.

 

The two teams meet again at American Family Field at 7:10 p.m.

Rockers' bats fall silent at Lakeshore

The Green Bay Rockers were limited offensively for the second night in a row as they lost to the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-1 in seven innings Tuesday night.

 

The Rockers were down 4-0 when they tallied their only run on a Brendan Ryan sacrifice fly. The inning also featured the only two hits for the Rockers on the evening. The Chinooks used three pitchers to stump the Rockers for seven innings, striking out five in the process. 

 

Josh Johnson and Tony Livermore each had two RBI for the Chinooks.

 

The Rockers will try for the win Wednesday night when they finish the home and home series against the Chinooks at Capital Credit Union Park at 6:35 p.m.

Quad Cities Cracks Wisconsin

The Quad Cities River Bandits had eighteen hits and scored in seven of the nine innings to defeat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-5 Tuesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Luca Tresh led Quad Cities with four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and three RBI.

 

The River Bandits (26-38) scored in the first inning.  Tyler Tolbert doubled to start the game and moved to third on a single by Luca Tresh.  Diego Hernandez grounded into a force play at second to get Tolbert home for a 1-0 lead.

The Timber Rattlers (34-29) evened the score in the third.  Tyler Black singled to start the inning.  Tristan Peters singled with one out to send Black to third.  An errant pickoff throw to first by reliever Chase Wallace allowed Black to score the tying run.

Black had four of Wisconsin’s seven hits.  He had two doubles, two singles, reached on a hit batsman, scored twice, and drove in one run.  Tuesday night was Black’s second four-hit game of his professional career.  He had also four hits with the Carolina Mudcats on September 19, 2021.

Hernandez put Quad Cities back in the lead in the top of the fourth with a long home run to right-center.  Hernandez his fourth home run of the season on the second pitch of the inning.

Wisconsin charged to the lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth.  Darrien Miller was hit by a pitch and Ethan Murray singled.  Then, Ashton McGee tripled in both runners.  Black doubled one out later to send McGee home for a 4-2 lead.

Quad Cities went back in front in the top of the fifth against Trevor Gott, who was on a rehab assignment for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Burle Dixon started the inning with a double and Tolbert followed with a single.  Then, Tolbert stole second base.  Luca Tresh doubled to center to score both runners to tie the game. Kale Emshoff drove in Tresh with a single and the Bandits were up 5-4.

Dixon doubled in a run with two outs in the top of the sixth inning off Joey Matulovich to extend the River Bandits lead.

Black was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth and Peters drew a walk to bring Mike Brosseau, who was also on a rehab appearance for the Brewers, to the plate.  Two wild pitches by reliever Parker Harm let Black come around to score and send Peters to third.  Brosseau drew a walk to put runners at the corners with one out, but that was as close as the Rattlers would get.  Reliever Ruben Ramirez retired the next two batters to keep the River Bandits up 6-5.  The Quad Cities bats went to work after that.

In the seventh, Herard Gonzalez hit a two-run home run with two outs.

In the eighth, the first five Bandits to hit in the inning reached base with four crossing home plate.  Dixon had a two-run single.  Tolbert and Tresh had back-to-back RBI triples to cap the inning.

In the ninth, Hernandez had an RBI double with two outs.  Quad Cities went 10-fof-22 with runners in scoring position in the game.

Wisconsin’s offense had one hit after the fifth inning.  The Rattlers stranded eleven runners and were 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position on Tuesday night.

The loss was the sixth in a row for the Timber Rattlers.

Brosseau was 0-for-2 with two walks for Wisconsin.  He played six innings in the field before leaving as scheduled.  He will be back at third base for the Rattlers again on Wednesday night.

 

The second game of the series is Wednesday night at Neuroscience Group Field.  Zach Mort (3-2, 5.06) is set to be the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Rylan Kaufman (1-3, 5.28) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the River Bandits.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Local basketball teams get look at future

The Gibraltar basketball team was able to get into the win column a few times over the weekend as they got to see what life would be like without Packerland Player of the Year Sam Lindenberg and head coach Justin Burress.

 

Southern Door, Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay also competed in the tournament that took place over the weekend. Below are the results from Mark Miller of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook:

 

GIBRALTAR

Pools M/N Title Game: Pacelli 59, Gibraltar 50. Jaydon Awe with 22 points and Logan Mayer with 16 for Pacelli. Carl Burgess with 16 for Gibraltar.

 

Final: Gibraltar 55, Kaukauna White 51. Sitte with 16 and Will Freidenfels with 15 for Gibraltar. Roehrig with 18 for Kaukauna.

 

Final: Gibraltar 35, Green Bay West 33. Will Friedenfels with 19 for Gibraltar. Brandon Wilson with 14 for Green Bay West.

 

Final: Gibraltar 47, Lourdes Academy 45. Will Friedenfels with 16 for Gibraltar. JJ McKellips with 25 and 5 triples for Lourdes.

 

SOUTHERN DOOR

Final: Little Chute 50, Southern Door 42. Cal Maronek had 15 for Little Chute. Drew Daoust had 22 for Southern Door.

 

Final: Saint Mary’s Springs 48, Southern Door 45. Lucas Rameker with 16 for Springs. Drew Daoust with 23 for Southern Door.

 

Final: Kiel 53, Southern Door 29. Pierce Arenz with 15 for Kiel. Jared Hawkey with nine for Southern Door.

 

Final: Southern Door 33, Darlington 31. Drew Daoust with 23 for Southern Door. Carver Fitzsimons with 11 for Darlington.

 

STURGEON BAY

Final: Saint Mary Catholic 44, Sturgeon Bay 20. Danny Griffith with 11 and Cole Uhlenbrauck with 10 for Saint Mary Catholic.

 

Final: Marshall 56, Sturgeon Bay 35. Kenyon Miggins with 26 for Marshall. Isaak Aune had 17 for Sturgeon Bay.

 

Final: Sturgeon Bay 36, Kewaunee 24. Isaak Aune with 11 for Sturgeon Bay. Cal Ihlenfeldt had 8 got Kewaunee.

 

Final: Sturgeon Bay 42, Arcadia 22. Isaak Aune with 18 for Sturgeon Bay. Connor Weltzien had nine for Arcadia.

 

KEWAUNEE

Final: Kewaunee 38, Marshall 31. Thomas Stengel and Cal Ihlenfeldt with 11 points each for Kewaunee.

 

Final: Sturgeon Bay 36, Kewaunee 24. Isaak Aune with 11 for Sturgeon Bay. Cal Ihlenfeldt had 8 got Kewaunee.

Final: Kewaunee 58, Arcadia 29. Thomas Stangel with 19 for Kewaunee.

 

Final: Saint Mary Catholic 65, Kewaunee 43. Danny Griffith with 18 points for Saint Mary Catholic. Cal Ihlenfeldt with 16 for Kewaunee.

 

 

 

Second inning does in Rockers vs. Pit Spitters

The Green Bay Rockers saw the Traverse City Pit Spitters bat around in the second inning en route to a 7-2 road loss on Monday.

 

Ten batters came up to bat in the decisive inning with Trey Truitt delivering the big blow with a two-run homer. 

 

The two teams each got a tally in the fourth inning with the Rockers' Brendan Ryan driving in the run with a single. The Rockers would also score a run in the ninth inning when Owen Jackson drove in Tristin Garcia with a double.

 

Logan Berrier took the loss, giving up six runs over 1 2/3 innings.

 

The Rockers are back in action Tuesday night as they battle against the Lakeshore Chinooks on the road.

Taylor's knock separates Brewers from Cardinals

With one swing of the bat, the Milwaukee Brewers added some padding to their NL Central lead with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

 

Corbin Burnes looked like the reigning Cy Young Award winner, tossing seven innings of shutout ball with two hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. Devin Williams and Josh Hader closed things out for the Brewers.

 

Miles Mikolas was almost as good, but a fifth-inning homer by Tyrone Taylor was all the offense the Brewers would need to topple their NL Central rivals.

 

The two teams meet again at American Family Field at 6:10 p.m.

Three Milwaukee Brewers Rehabs for the Rattlers This Week

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Brandon Woodruff will make a rehabilitation start for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday, June 23 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Infielder Mike Brosseau and relief pitcher Trevor Gott are scheduled to start rehab assignments with Wisconsin on Tuesday.  The Timber Rattlers host the Quad Cities River Bandits with a scheduled start time of 6:40pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Woodruff, a two-time National League All-Star, has been on Milwaukee’s Injured List since May 30 after leaving a start at St. Louis on May 27 with a sprained ankle.  Woodruff made a rehabilitation start for the Nashville Sounds at Memphis on June 18 and allowed a run on two hits with seven strikeouts over 2-2/3 innings in a Triple-A game.

West Jacksonport tops the Island 7-5 on 105.1 The Goat

The West Jacksonport Ports held on for a 7-5 victory over the Washington Island Islanders on Sunday afternoon in Door County Baseball League action. 

 

Both teams didn't score in the first inning, but the Ports struck first with 2 runs in the bottom of the second.

 

Islanders came back and scored a run in the top of the third.  Followed up by three runs in the 4th inning to take a 4-2 lead.

 

Ports came back and scored 3 in the bottom of the 4th to retake the lead and make it a 5-4 game.  

 

The Ports added two more runs in the 7th to make it a 7-2 game then the Islanders came back and scored a couple in the 5th to make it 7-5 which would end up being the final score to the game.  

 

Both teams were able to move running around the bases but the Ports took advantage of a few loaded bases opportunities and were able to bring in a couple more runs to take this game.

Brewers sweep Reds

Hunter Renfroe homered for the third consecutive game leading the Milwaukee Brewers to 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds Sunday afternoon.  The Brewers were able to sweep the three-game series behind starting pitcher Adrian Howser (4-7) who went six innings allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five.  The Milwaukee bullpen closed out the game with three scoreless innings and Devin  Williams picking up his fifth save of the season.

 

Victor Caratini hit a two-run home run for the Brewers in the fourth inning to get the Brew Crew going and Andrew McCutchen had two hits and scored two runs to help the Milwaukee cause.

 

The Brewers (38-30) are now tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central and start a four-game series with the Redbirds Monday night.  First pitch is set for 7:05 pm from American Family Field. 

Legion baseball: Lakers beat Notre Dame/Southwest, face Denmark Monday

Friday night the Kewaunee County Lakers took on the Notre Dame/Southwest legion. The Lakers were victorious with a 11-3 win. Caleb Schaller was the winning pitcher. Schaller gave up 2 hits in 5 innings with 6 strikeouts, Blake Robillard pitched the last 2 innings in relief. Leading the Lakers in hitting was Owen Deprez, Blake Robillard and Owen Carlson, they each had 2 hits, will they all had 3 RBIs. The Lakers will be in action again Monday night as the Denmark Legion comes to town.

Algoma's "Felix" Todd Dart earns his 60th Modified win at the Hill 

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)   June 18, 2022 Hill Raceway Race Report – 92 cars checked in to do battle for point night #2. Multi-time track champion Todd Dart hit another milestone at the Hill Raceway with his 60th win in the Modifieds. He now has a total of 61 feature wins, the other coming in a Sport Mod.  

 Other feature winners were Kerry Douglas (Stock Car), Craig Dorner (Sport Mod), Paul Diefenthaler (Street Stock) and Scott Schlafke (Sport Compacts). 

 

When the Modified feature hit the track, it was Josh Lambert and Todd Dart drawing the front row for the 1st night of the Ground Pounders. Dart was quick to pounce using the high side to take the lead. Defending State Champion Cody Schroeder was able to work to second and set his sights on the leader. Schroeder could keep pace but never was able to close the gap as Dart cruised to win. Schroder was second, Lambert took third, Jeremy Jacobs placed fourth and Kyle Kudick rounded out the top five. 

 

In Stock Car action it was Kerry Douglas taking the lead at the drop of the green. Cautions kept the field close but every restart Douglas was perfect, pulling away from the pack. Douglas went on to score his first Stock Car feature win at the Hill. His last win came on July 13, 1996 in the Bombers. Shanon Guelette had his best run in the class taking a strong second place, defending champ Brett Wenzel was third, Zach Spangenberg took fourth and Bret Koehler placed fifth.  

 

Point leader Paul Diefenthaler was able to go back-to-back in the Unified Street Stocks. Diefenthaler was able to slip by Chad Naze on the final lap to score a thrilling victory. Naze had to settle for second, Dave DeGrave was third, Dan Van Pay took fourth and Geno Sternard completed the top five.  

 

Craig Dorner led every lap in the caution plagued Sport Mod feature. It was Dorner’s first trophy of the season. Cody Rass raced from 14th to place second, Rookie Alec Wery was third, Jeff Vlies placed fourth and after a trip down pit lane Randy LeMieux rallied his battered machine to a fifth-place finish.  

 

Scott Schlafke held off a hard charging Calvin Stueck to take the win in the Sport Compacts.   

 

 The Hill Raceway is located at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI. All track information can be found on our Facebook @hillraceway or contact 920-495-6631 Regular night pricing: Pit pass $25, crew members 17 and under $15. Grandstands $10, 12 and under free. Service members are free with ID. 

 

2022 Race Schedule 

June 25th Saturday 6:00pm Hall of Fame / Stock Car Busch Shootout 

July 9th Saturday 6:00pm Street Stock Busch Shootout 

July 23rd Saturday 6:00pm 2nd Round of Modifieds 

August 11th Thursday 7:00pm Door County Fair / Sport Mod Busch Shootout 

August 20th Saturday 6:00pm Championship Night / Final round of Modifieds 

September 3rd Saturday 6:00pm Hill Shootout Special Draw Re-Draw 

 

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS 

 

MODIFIED FEATURE: Todd Dart, Algoma; Cody Schroeder, Manitowoc; Josh Lambert, East Krok; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot  

 

HEAT 1) Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Jeff Bodendorfer, Waterford 

  

STOCK CAR FEATURE:  Kerry Douglas, Fish Creek; Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Zach Spangenberg, Manitowoc; Bret Koehler, Two Creeks 

 

HEAT 1) Robert Waechter, Ellisville; Shanon Guellete, Luxemburg 2) Dan Sell Sr, Suring; Nathan Lauscher, Two Rivers 3) Dwyane Mertens, Luxemburg; Zach Spangenberg, Manitowoc 

 

LCQ 1) Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Dave Budzban, Luxemburg 

 

SPORT MOD FEATURE: Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; Alec Wery, Algoma; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy LeMieux Jr, Brussels 

 

HEAT 1) Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy Theys, Algoma 2) Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Logan Theys, Luxemburg 3) Tony Fletcher, Manitowoc; Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg 

 

UNIFIED STREET STOCK FEATURE: Paul Diefenthaler, Manitowoc; Chad Naze, Green Bay; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Geno Sternard, Brussels 

 

HEAT 1) John Denil Jr, Sturgeon Bay; Marcus Moede, Algoma 2) Brian Krejcarek, Two Rivers; Cody Patten, Friendship 3) Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Geno Sternard, Brussels 4) Paul Diefenthaler, Manitowoc; Dan Van Pay, Denmark 

 

LCQ 1) Garrett Geyer, Brussels; James Anderson, Forestville 2) Presley Harrington, Oshkosh; Amber Delsart, Maplewood 

 

SPORT COMPACT FEATURE:  Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; Nick Everard, Green Bay; Michael Plate Jr, De Pere; Landon Kaye, Luxemburg 

 

HEAT 1) Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; Michael Plate Jr, De Pere 

DCBL Preview: Washington Island visits West Jacksonport on 105.1 The GOAT

Sunday's slate could break up a logjam for second-place as West Jacksonport welcomes Washington Island as a part of a full Sunday slate of Door County Baseball League action.

 

The Ports shut out Baileys Harbor 8-0 to keep their spot in the second slot after picking up some big wins earlier this season. The Islanders suffered a setback against DCBL leading Kolberg last week 9-6. Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

 

Other game action for Sunday includes Sister Bay hosting Institute, Kolberg visiting Baileys Harbor, and Egg Harbor battling at Maplewood. 

DCBL, Shoreland League to battle in All-Star Game July 14th

The best players from 15 adult amateur baseball teams will compete in the 2022 All Star Baseball Game at Capital Credit Union Park in Green Bay.  Two teams, comprised of Door County Baseball League players and the Shoreland Baseball League will go head to head on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm.  The best pitchers, best fielders, and best batters from each league will be selected to play on each team.

 

The Shoreland League is comprised of teams from Algoma, Ashwaubenon, Branch, Casco, Denmark, Kewaunee and Manitowoc and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.  The Door County League includes Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Institute, Kolberg, Maplewood, Sister Bay, Washington Island and West Jacksonport. In various forms, the Door County League has been around since 1933.  Over 200 men are actively involved in the weekly sporting events that are enjoyed by thousands of fans from the tip of Door County south to Manitowoc.  Both leagues and most teams have facebook pages for more details.

 

Families and fans will see quality baseball for just $5.00 a ticket.  Children 12 and under get in free.  General admission seating and 50/50 raffle action.  Concessions are cashless and will have a variety of food and beverages for sale.  No carry ins are allowed. 

Blizzard hold on for win against Sioux Falls

Despite being outscored in the fourth quarter 18-9, the Green Bay Blizzard beat the Sioux Falls Stampede Friday night 42-40.

 

The Blizzard scored 30 points in the first half thanks in part to two kickoffs returned for touchdowns. 

 

The Blizzard would score just three points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth quarter. Jack Sheehan threw for over 140 yards and one touchdown in the victory. Ladarius Skelton scored two touchdowns in the victory.

Glory salvages draw against Kaw Valley

The Green Bay Glory needed a goal in the 90th minute to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Kaw Valley Friday night.

 

Shealynn Gerrad scored the match's first goal in the opening half, only to have Kaw Valley tie it up for a 1-1 score at the end of the first half. Kaw Valley would take the lead in the second before Abby Gemza scored the equalizer in the 90th minute to preserve the win. 

 

The Glory heads to St. Louis for a match on Sunday.

Rockers can't catch Rivets

The Green Bay Rockers once again waited too long to make their comeback as they lost to Rockford Rivets 9-5.

 

The Rockers scored all five of their runs in the ninth inning already down 9-0. The big blow to the Rockers' chances was the fourth inning when the Rivets scored four runs and nearly batted around. The Rivets scored all of their runs in the decisive frames on singles. They also registered single tallies in the first, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.

 

Tristin Garcia had the biggest blow in the game for the Rockers, knocking in two runs with his double in the ninth.

 

The two teams face each other again Saturday night in Rockford at 6:35.

 

 

Loons Shut Out Rattlers 3-0

The Great Lakes Loons rode a two-run home run in the first inning and two-hit pitching from two pitchers to a 3-0 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Friday night at Dow Diamond.  The loss was the third straight for the Rattlers.

 

Jose Ramos put the Loons (36-25) in front in the first inning with a two-out, two-run home run to center.

The Timber Rattlers (35-25) couldn’t manage a hit off Loons starting pitcher Kyle Hurt, who worked four innings, walked three, and struck out eight.

Rattlers starting pitcher Justin Jarvis pitched six innings and allowed one hit after the home run by Ramos.  Jarvis walked three and struck out eleven over his six frames.  The eleven strikeouts set a new single-game high as a pro for Jarvis.

Wisconsin got their first hit in the seventh inning.  Wes Clarke singled to left against reliever Lael Lockhart to start the frame.  Lockhart would pick Clarke off first a few moments later.

Great Lakes added a run in the eighth against reliever Robbie Baker.   Alex De Jesus singled to start the inning.  Eddys Leonard followed with a single to right that was misplayed by Joe Gray Jr for an error to let De Jesus score the third run of the game,

In the ninth, Tristan Peters singled with one out for the Rattlers second hit of the game.  Lockhart closed out the game with back-to-back strikeouts to give him six in five innings and his second win of the season.

The loss dropped Wisconsin’s elimination number in the first-half, Western Division playoff race to two.

 

Game five of the series is Saturday night at Dow Diamond.  James Meeker (4-2, 3.98) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  The Loons have named Kendall Williams (1-3, 3.24) as their starter.  Game time is 6:05pm CDT.

Local players named to Fox Valley High School Senior All-Star Game

Some familiar names will take the field on July 10th for the Fox Valley High School Senior All-Star Game at Fox Cities Stadium.

 

Southern Door's Charlie Neinas and Logan Jeanquart along with Luxemburg-Casco's Blake Robillard are scheduled to participate in the game. Additional players may be announced in the coming days.

 

The games are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. with tickets costing $6. 

 

 

Packers set Family Night date

It will be Friday night lights for the Green Bay Packers' annual Family Night scrimmage.

 

The 21st edition of the family-friendly event will take place on August 5th. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., with the team taking the field for warmups at 7 p.m. and practice beginning at 7:30. Fireworks will take place after the practice's conclusion.

 

Family Night takes place about a week after the Packers open camp on July 27th and a week before their first preseason game.

 

Tickets are $10 and they will be on sale later this month.

Rockers split day/night doubleheader vs. Chinooks

The ball flew out of Capital Credit Union Park on Thursday as the Green Bay Rockers dropped game one to the Lakeshore Chinooks 17-11 and won game two 7-1. 

 

In game one, the Rockers' bats did not come alive until the ninth inning when they found themselves down 17-2. Rashad Ruff took the loss as he gave up five runs across five innings while striking out eight. The three relievers that followed all gave up at least three runs in their outings as they all saw their ERAs fluctuate into the double-digit range. The Rockers batted around in the ninth inning, highlighted by a grand slam hit by Keniel De Leon. He homered earlier in the game as well as he drove in six runs in the matinee.

 

In game two, the Rockers scored four runs in the fourth inning to put the game away earlier. Brendan Ryan and Owen Jackson homered in the inning to provide much of the offense for the Rockers in the frame. Justin Loer sparkled over six innings, striking out eight and allowing a single tally. Chase Pelter earned the three-inning save.

 

The Rockers find themselves in Rockford Friday night for a 6:35 first pitch against the Rivets.

Loons Bring the Lumber to Beat Wisconsin

Alex De Jesus hit for the cycle and the Great Lakes Loons beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-4 at Down Diamond on Thursday night.  The Loons had nineteen hits in the game and scored ten of their thirteen runs after there were two outs.

 

Great Lakes (35-25) scored twice on three doubles in the bottom of the first inning.  Jorbit Vivas started the inning with a double, but he was still at second base with two outs as Wisconsin starting pitcher Zach Mort retired the next two batters.  De Jesus cashed in the run for the Loons with a double down the line in left.  Then, Jose Ramos hit a high popup down the line in right.  The ball dropped in between the fielders for a double to score De Jesus for a 2-0 lead.

The Loons doubled their lead in the bottom of the second on a two-out, two-run double by Diego Cartaya.

The Timber Rattlers (34-25) had chances early in the game against Loons starting pitcher Nick Nastrini but could not get a big hit with two-outs. 

Wisconsin loaded the bases in the first inning on a lead-off single by Tyler Black and a pair of two-out walks before Nastrini got the final out on a flyout to right.  In the second, Arbert Cipion walked and Black singled with two outs before Nastrini got the final out and kept the Rattlers off the scoreboard.

De Jesus hit a lead-off home run in the third and the Loons were up 5-0.

Ramos doubled in two more runs with a drive off the wall in right-center in the bottom of the fourth for a two-out double that knocked Wisconsin starting pitcher Zach Mort out of the game.  Imanol Vargas welcomed reliever Christian Tripp to the game with a double high off the wall in right to score Ramos for an 8-0 lead.

Nastrini struck out nine and allowed three hits over 4-2/3 innings before leaving the game on his pitch count.

Great Lakes poured on the offense in the bottom of the fifth.  Jonny DeLuca started the inning with a home run, his fourteenth of the season.  Three more runs scored with two outs and all of them were unearned.  De Jesus tripled to the corner in right with two on and two outs.  Ramos lined the next pitch for an RBI single and the Loons were up 12-0.

The Timber Rattlers got on the scoreboard with four runs in the top of the sixth.  Wes Clarke cracked a home run to start the inning.  It was Clarke’s eighth home run of the season.  Wisconsin got a two-out double from Cipion later in the inning to score two runs.  Ethan Murray singled home Cipion for the final run of the inning.

De Jesus got his cycle with a leadoff single in the seventh and he would score later in the inning on a single by Ryan January.  He scored the final run of the game when Ryan January singled to knock in De Jesus.

Ashton McGee went from first base to the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning and struck out De Jesus while pitching a scoreless inning.

The loss dropped Wisconsin’s elimination number to three games in the first half Western Division playoff race.  The Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Western Division leaders, lost 10-7 to the Dayton Dragons at home on Thursday night.  The Timber Rattlers are 3-1/2 games behind the Kernels with six games remaining in the half.

Rockers shutout Woodchucks

In a pitcher’s duel, the Green Bay Rockers prevailed over the Wausua Woodchucks 1-0 in Wausau Wednesday night.  A fourth-inning RBI single by Mark Shallenberger scored Hunter Dorraugh was the difference in the game for the Rockers.  The Woodchucks actually outhit the Rockers eight to five but was could not muster a run.  Will Semb (1-2) went seven innings for the Rockers to pick up the win allowing six hits while striking out four.  Bryce Crabb picked up the save, pitching the last two scoreless innings.  The Rockers will now return home to play the Lakeshore Chinooks at Capital Credit Union Park at 12:05 pm Thursday.     

Brewers blast Mets

A seven-run fifth inning propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-2 victory over the New York Mets Wednesday night at Citi Field.  Breaking out of a hitting slump, the Brewers took a two run lead in the first inning on a two-run single by Luis Urias and never trailed in the game. 

 

Willie Adames had three hits and knocked in two runs to lead the Brewer attack.  

 

Starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (4-4) went six strong innings and allowed only two runs on five hits while striking out eight with no walks.   

 

The Brewers and Mets will faceoff Thursday in the rubber game of the series with first pitch set for 6:10 pm at Citi Field.  

 

 

Lakers edge Manitowoc in Legion ball

The Kewaunee County Lakers took on Manitowoc in an American Legion baseball game. The Lakers were victorious with a 2-1 pitcher duel on Tuesday evening. Ryan Routhieaux was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 hits and striking out 9. Leading the Lakers in hitting were Routhieaux with 2 hits, a run scored, and an RBI. Payton Konhle had 2 hits and Owen Deprez had the other RBI, the Lakers are back in action again Friday night in Luxemburg where they will take on Notre Dame. The game time is at 7:30 pm.

Two-Run Ninth Sends Wisconsin to Win at Great Lakes

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers almost let one get away on Tuesday night against the Great Lakes Loons at Dow Diamond.  The Loons rallied from a 6-2 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game only to see Wisconsin score two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth inning for an 8-6 win in a game that was crucial to both team’s playoff chances.

 

The first five Rattlers to bat in the game reached base with three of them scoring for an early 3-0 lead.  Tyler Black started the inning with a single with Ethan Murray drawing a walk and Tristan Peters reaching on a fielder’s choice to load the bases.  Wes Clarke knocked in Black with a single to left and Joe Gray Jr. followed with a walk for a 2-0 advantage.  That was all for Great Lakes starting pitcher Ben Casparius.

 

Reliever Robbie Peto took over and got Zavier Warren to ground into a 6-4-3 double play that scored the third run of the inning.  Peto got the final out with no more damage.

Great Lakes (33-25) loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the first against Wisconsin starting pitcher Antoine Kelly.  Eddys Leonard struck out but reached on a dropped third strike.  Jorbit Vivas followed with a single.  Then, Alex De Jesus knocked in Leonard with a single.  The next batters singled to load the bases before Kelly escaped on a force play at the plate and back-to-back strikeouts.

Imanol Vargas got the Loons a little closer in the bottom of the second with a lead-off home run.

Peto had two outs and a runner at first in the top of the fourth inning and it appeared he would get the Loons to the plate with the deficit still at one run.  Then, Ashton McGee singled and Jose Acosta drew a walk to load the bases.  Black unloaded them when he lined an 0-2 pitch to the gap in right-center for a three-run triple and Wisconsin (34-23) was up 6-2.

Kelly worked through five innings and didn’t allow another hit after the home run by Vargas.  The lefty walked one and struck out ten as he turned the lead over to the bullpen.

However, the first four Loons to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning against Joey Matulovich reached base.  A single, a double, and a walk loaded the bases.  Then, Matulovich walked Ryan January to force in a run and that was the end of the night for Matulovich with the Rattlers up 6-3.

James Meeker was called into the game and he threw a wild pitch to let in the second run.  Meeker got Vargas to ground out to first for an out, but another run scored, and the Rattlers lead was down to a single run.

Leonard tied the game with a two-out single to right to cap the four-run uprising for the Loons.

The game remained tied until the ninth inning.

Micah Bello started the top of the ninth with a single against Cole Percival.  Bello was still at first base with two outs after Percival struck out the next two batters.  That brought Tyler Black to the plate and after a visit from the Loons pitching coach to the mound, Percival was very careful with Black and wound up issuing a four-pitch walk.

Murray took a close 1-2 pitch for a ball to even the count.  He lined the next pitch back through the middle for a single and Bello raced home with the go-ahead run.  Later in the inning, Clarke was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in an insurance run for an 8-6 lead.

Cam Robinson closed out the game with a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth for his fourteenth save of the season.

Both Wisconsin and Great Lakes entered Tuesday’s action in second place, 3-1/2 games behind the leaders in their respective divisions, the West for Wisconsin and the East for Great Lakes.  Meanwhile, the East-leading Dayton Dragons and the West-leading Cedar Rapids Kernels were starting a six-game series at Perfect Game Field in Iowa on Tuesday night.  The Dragons held on for a 6-5 win over the Kernels.

The results on Tuesday mean that the Timber Rattlers have moved to within 2-1/2 games of the Kernels in the West while the Loons have fallen 4-1/2 games behind the Dragons.  Wisconsin, Great Lakes, and Cedar Rapids all have eight games remaining in the first half.  Dayton has nine games left in the half.

 

Game two of the Wisconsin/Great Lakes series is Wednesday night at Dow Diamond.  Ryne Moore (2-3, 6.85) is scheduled as the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Carlos Duran is set to make his 2022 debut with the Loons as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:05pm CDT.  The radio broadcast on AM1280, WNAM and internet audio is set to start with the pregame show at 5:45pm. 

Rockers topped by Woodchucks

The Green Bay Rockers fell to the Wausau Woodchucks on Tuesday 2-1 in Northwoods League action.  The two teams could only manage five hits combined in the game.  Taking a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a Griffin Stevens home run, the Rockers could not muster any more runs the rest of the way.  The Woodchucks would take the lead at 2-1 with a two-run seventh inning and coming away with the victory.  Logan Berrier went six strong innings for the Rockers, not allowing a run.  Wausau and Green Bay will battle again Wednesday evening at Athletic Field with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm.

 

Brewers shut out by Mets

The Milwaukee Brewers continued to struggle to score runs and were shut out by the New York Mets 4-0 on Tuesday night.  Met starting pitcher Chris Bassitt threw eight scoreless innings allowing only three hits to earn the win. 

 

Brewer starter Adrian Hauser (3-7) took the loss going just 4.2 innings and giving up eight hits and four runs. 

 

The two teams will play game two in the series Wednesday night with first pitch set for 6:10 pm.

 

The Brewers (34-29) dropped their ninth game in ten games and trail the St. Louis Cardinals by two games in the National League Central Division. 

Southern Door's Counard, L-C's Deprez leads Baseball All-District honorees

Southern Door, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco were all represented on the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-District Teams announced recently.

 

The WBCA’s North East District, which includes the Big East, Eastern Wisconsin, Fox Valley Association, Fox River Classic, Northeastern, Packerland Conferences. For a player to be chosen, he must be nominated by his head coach, who must be a member of the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco's Owen Deprez was named the district's player of the year for Division 2 in addition to being named to the All-Academic Team.

 

Southern Door's Christian Counard captured first-team honors while teammate Jack Peterson received recognition as a second-team performer. 

 

Kewaunee's Payton Kohnle was named to the second team while Cal Ihlenfeldt and Mitchell Thompson were placed as an honorable mention.

 

Gibraltar's Sam Lindenberg was also listed as a honorable mention.

 

Picture by Alison Schley and Luxemburg-Casco baseball

Rockers fall short in comeback bid

An insurance run scored by the Lakeshore Chinooks in the ninth proved pivotal as they nipped the Green Bay Rockers at Capital Credit Union Park Monday night 5-4.

 

Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, the Rockers scored twice in the bottom half of the frame thanks to a two-run homer by Keniel De Leon. The Chinooks would respond in the top of the fifth inning with three runs with Jack Firestone following up a RBI single with a two-run homer of his own. 


The Chinooks scored a run in the top of the ninth to make it 5-2 with two outs to play with. An error by the Chinooks' second basemen scored two runs, but the Rockers would not be able to close the gap entirely as Mikey Kluska ended the game on a lineout.

 

The Rockers head to Wausau for a pair of road games against the Wisconsin Woodchucks beginning on Tuesday. 

Packers' Lazard signs tender

Green Bay Packers finally have their number one wide receiver in the building.

 

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Allen Lazard signed his second-round tender worth $3.986 million. He had been sitting out trying to secure a long-term deal, but neither side could come to an agreement. 

 

The signature comes during the final week of organized team activities (OTAs), which will have two other sessions this week on Tuesday and on Thursday. 

Pickleball champions crowned in Sister Bay

Nearly 50 players from all over Wisconsin competed under perfect weather conditions in Sister Bay over the weekend at the Door County Pickleball Club - Sister Bay Doubles Tournament. 

 

Here are the official top 3 places in each division:

 

Women's Doubles: 1st Place: Trudy A. Toft / Kathy Kelnhofer, 2nd Place: Cyndee Morse / Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche, 3rd Place: Teresa J Martin / Kay Eatough.

 

Mixed Doubles: 1st Place: Bill Beachler / Lauren Hinkston Hintzsche, 2nd Place: Don Helm / Kristy Champeau-Nelson, 3rd Place: Jordan Weuve / Taylor Weuve.

 

Men's Doubles: 1st Place: Don Helm / Jim Verhein, 2nd Place: Jimmy Kim, Mike Hebl, 3rd Place: Bill Curtis / Taylor Curtis.

Late goals sink Glory

The Green Bay Glory gave up two goals in the final 10 minutes to lose their first game of the season to Kaw Valley FC 2-0.

 

Despite being outshot for much of the game, the Glory's defense was able to hold its own until the 80th minute when Raena Childers tallied her third goal of the season to make it 1-0. Childers would help on the insurance goal when she found Hailey Palmer for Kaw Valley FC's second score of the half. 

 

The Glory could only muster on shot on goal (8-1) and also were limited on corner kicks by a 5-1 margin. 

 

They will be back in action on June 17th when they try to flip the script against Kaw Valley FC in a road match. 

Brewers break streak

The Milwaukee Brewers broke an eight-game losing streak Sunday with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

 

Wily Adames provided much of the offense for the Brewers, doubling home a run in the first inning before hitting a two-run homer in the fifth inning to put his team up 3-0. Josh Bell would cut into the lead in the bottom half of the inning with a sacrifice fly, but Andrew McCutchen got the insurance run back with a solo shot in the ninth inning. Hoby Milner got the win in relief for the Brewers after Jason Alexander failed to go five innings despite a strong pitching performance.

 

The win was Craig Counsell's 563rd victory, supplanting Phil Garner has the all-time winningest manager in Brewers history.

 

The Brewers will have their second consecutive Monday off before playing in New York against the Mets on Tuesday.

Rockers shutout Chinooks

The Green Bay Rockers used a four-run third inning to take the drama out of a 7-0 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks on Sunday.

 

The Rockers were able to score the runs by playing small ball with a pair of singles, a bases-loaded walk, and a wild pitch sending people home. They would add a run in the eighth on a Mikey Kluska single and a pair in the ninth thanks to a Nainoa Cardinez RBI single. 

 

Dylan Carter went the distance, allowing just five hits and a walk across nine scoreless innings while striking out eight. 

 

The Rockers will welcome to Chinooks to Capital Credit Union Park Monday night for a 6:35 p.m. matchup. 

Sister Bay tops Egg Harbor on 105.1 The Goat

The Sister Bay Bays used a big four-run eighth inning to overtake the Egg Harbor Indians 10-5 in Egg Harbor on Sunday afternoon in Door County Baseball League action.  

 

The Bays started strong with a two-run first-inning with an RBI ground-out by Stuart Larsen and an RBI single by Griffin Cole.

 

Egg Harbor scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead, with Nick Kita delivering a clutch two-run double.

 

Sister Bay responded in the top of the fifth with two runs on a double by Spencer Krause to recapture the lead at 4-3.

 

The Indians then scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh when a fly ball was dropped in right field.

 

The four-run eighth inning was capped off by Sawyer Johnson's two-run double to give the Bays an 8-5 lead.

 

Krause, Cole, and Alex Laughlin led the Bays with two hits each, while Elijah Reimer had two hits for the Indians.

 

Matt Hecht picked up the win in relief going the final two innings, while Anthony Jennerjohn took the loss in relief for the Indians.

 

In other DCBL action, Kolberg beat Washington Island 9-6.

 

  

Nine recognized for outstanding achievement by Packerland Conference

Nine local athletes, including six from Kewaunee High School, were recognized by the Packerland Conference for their accomplishments on and off the field of play.

 

Packerland Conference Principals may also nominate scholar-athletes who meet additional criteria for the Packerland Conference Outstanding Achievement Award.  Student-athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:   

  1. The scholar-athlete must have competed as a three-sport athlete for their junior and senior years (exceptions for major injury may be granted).

 

  1. The scholar-athlete must have earned a minimum of seven (7) athletic letters (exceptions for major injury may be granted).

 

  1. The scholar-athlete must have maintained a minimum 3.9 cumulative grade point average compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar-Athlete formula. 

 

SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS

 

ALGOMA                                                                                 Rylee Fenendael

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

GIBRALTAR                             

 

 

KEWAUNEE                             Cameron Cullen             Toni Bortolini

                                                Anthony Jerabek                       Kiley Gaedtke

                                                Cole Pawlitzky

                                                Max Severin

                                                           

                                                           

NEW LUTHERAN                       Lucas Dhein                              Leah Schmidt   

 

 

OCONTO                                                                                  Leah Allan

                                                                                                Lianna Baxter

                       

 

PESHTIGO                                                                        Emma Gilligan                                      

 

 

SEVASTOPOL                          Franklin Ash

                                                Jack de Young                                                                         

 

 

SOUTHERN DOOR                                                                   

 

 

STURGEON BAY                                              

Sister Bay visits Egg Harbor on 105.1 The GOAT

Sister Bay will look to keep their winning ways going when they travel to Egg Harbor to face the Indians in Sunday Door County Baseball League action.

 

The Bays got back to their winning ways on 105.1 The GOAT last Friday night when they drubbed Baileys Harbor 21-3. A strong outing by Sam Forkert and several players having multi-hit games for the Bays led them to back to the W column after losing the previous week. The Indians dropped to below .500 when they lost to Washington Island 7-1. They will try to avoid losing their fourth straight game.

 

Quinn Struck and Paul Schmitt will have the call from Egg Harbor beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening pitch at 1:30 p.m. on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork. This is different than what was previously scheduled.

 

The other game will feature two of the league's top teams when Washington Island heads to Kolberg for a fight for the top of the DCBL standings. 

Brewers' comeback falls short against Nats

The  Milwaukee Brewers showed life late but still fell to the Washington Nationals Saturday afternoon 8-6.

 

Christian Yelich opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer, but the Nationals responded with four runs in the bottom of the third inning to make it a 4-1 game. The inning's big blow was a two-RBI double by Nelson Cruz.

 

The Nationals would make it 8-1 two innings later when Juan Soto, Cruz, and Josh Bell homered. The  Brewers would make their move in the top of the seventh when Lorenzo Cain doubled home Victor Caratini and Mark Mathias homered. Luis Urias tried to lead one last final comeback when he homered in the top of the ninth inning to make it 8-6 but the Brewers would get no further.

 

The Brewers will try to salvage a game in Washington D.C. when they face the Nationals at 12:35 p.m.

Rattlers let three late leads slip away in 5-4, twelve-inning loss to Sky Carp

Cody Morrissette brought the Beloit Sky Carp all the way back with a two-run home run in the bottom of the twelfth inning to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-4 on Friday night at ABC Supply Stadium.  Wisconsin carried a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning and had leads in the tenth and twelfth innings but could not put the Sky Carp away and it wound up costing the Rattlers ground in the playoff race with not a lot of time left in the first half.

The game was a pitchers’ duel early.  Wisconsin starter Max Lazar worked two perfect innings and reliever Zach Mort worked four scoreless frames out of the bullpen.  Beloit starter Evan Fitterer kept the Rattlers off the board through five innings and retired the first two batters of the sixth before he cracked.

 

That was when Zavier Warren walked, and Wes Clarke doubled to left to put runners on second and third.  Fitterer uncorked a wild pitch with Ashton McGee at the plate.  Warren raced home to score the run for a 1-0 lead.

Micah Bello added to Wisconsin’s lead in the top of the seventh with a lead-off home run.  Bello’s second home run of the season came on a 3-2 pitch from Josan Mendez and it put the Rattlers (32-23) up 2-0.

The Timber Rattlers had a great chance to add to their lead in the top of the ninth.  Bello started the inning with a double.  Then, with one out, Ethan Murray singled and Joe Gray Jr. was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  A strikeout and a grounder to short ended the threat.

Reliever James Meeker had allowed one hit over two scoreless innings of relief and went back out to try to close the game.

However, the bottom of the ninth started with a walk to Victor Mesa Jr. and a single by Bennett Hostetler.  Ynmanol Marinez followed with an RBI single to send Mesa home and that was all for Meeker.

Joey Matulovich was next, and he gave up a single to David Bradshaw to load the bases.  Dalvy Rosario tied the game with a sacrifice fly to score Hostetler.  A walk reloaded the bases, but Matulovich got the next two outs to send the game to extra innings.

The teams traded runs in the tenth inning.  Jose Acosta’s two-out bloop single fell in shallow center to score Warren from third base.  Robbie Baker got the first two outs in the bottom of the tenth, but gave up an RBI double to Hostetler to tie the game 3-3.

Beloit (25-30) nearly won the game in the bottom of the eleventh.  They had Marinez at third and Bradshaw at second with no outs when Rosario sent a hard grounder down the line at third.  Warren made a spectacular diving stop, got to his feet, and threw a strike to the plate to get Marinez for the first out.  Baker retired the next two batters and sent the game to the twelfth.

Tristan Peters gave Wisconsin the lead again with an RBI single to score Gray.  Once again, the Rattlers could not add on to their advantage.  This time it really cost them.

The game ended on the second pitch of the bottom of the twelfth.  Baker’s first pitch was a wild pitch to send the runner at second to third base.  Cody Morrissette hit the second pitch out of the ballpark for a two-run, walkoff home run.

In the first-half Western Division playoff race, the Rattlers received bad news as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the South Bend Cubs 6-1 on Friday night.  The Timber Rattlers find themselves four games behind the division-leading Kernels with eleven games left remaining in the first half.

 

Game five of the series is Saturday night at ABC Supply Stadium.  Justin Jarvis (4-2, 4.53) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  The Sky Carp have named Zach King (2-2, 2.81) as their starter.  Game time is 6:35pm. 

Two dozen named All-Packerland Conference Scholar-Athletes

Twenty-four local athletes were honored by the Packerland Conference for their academic prowess.

 

Packerland Conference principals may nominate four (4) students, two (2) boys, and two (2) girls, as Packerland Conference Scholar-Athletes.  Student-athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers, and managers may be nominated.  The nomination criteria are as follows:

 

1. Each nominee must be a second-semester senior.

 

2. Each nominee must have earned at least four (4) varsity letters through athletic participation in WIAA-sanctioned sports during the complete freshman, sophomore, and junior years as well as the fall and winter seasons of the senior year (exceptions for major injury may be granted).

 

3. Each nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) compiled in accordance with the WIAA Scholar-Athlete formula.

 

SCHOOL                                  BOYS                                       GIRLS

 

ALGOMA                                 Noah Lukes                               Riley Fenendael

                                                Carter Zimmerman                     Julia Vandervest

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

GIBRALTAR                              Angel Jauregui                          Emmaly Bertges

                                                Nico Salm                                 Sarah Daubner

           

 

KEWAUNEE                             Cameron Cullen             Toni Bortolini

                                                Max Severin                              Kiley Gaedtke

 

                                                           

NEW LUTHERAN                       Lucas Dhein                              Brynn Rice

                                                Joseph Misovec                                    Leah Schmidt

                                   

 

OCONTO                                  Joshua Maynard                        Leah Allan

                                                Braden Shallow                         Lianna Baxter

 

 

PESHTIGO                                Colin McMahon                         Emma Gilligan              

                                                Muaz Salem                              Sydney Lund

 

 

SEVASTOPOL                          Emmett Tomaszewski                Samantha Differt          

                                                Alex Valdivia                             Madilyn Volkmann

 

 

SOUTHERN DOOR                    Lane Aleson                              Kaylee Griep

                                                Collin Grota                               Anna Olson

 

 

STURGEON BAY                      Spencer Hubbard                      Maggie Stephens

                                                James Pollock                          Hannah Sternard

Institute edges Maplewood in extra innings on 105.1 The Goat

In a game that had numerous lead changes, the Institute Cubs walked off a 9-8 win over the Maplewood Mets on Friday night in Door County League action.  

 

The Mets took a 3-1 in the second inning, only to see the Cubs score three runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-3 on an RBI single by Mark Villers and a sacrifice fly by Zac Marchant.  

 

The Mets broke a 5-5 lead in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Cam Schoeder and then a 7-5 advantage in the seventh inning on a booming home run by Kordell Draves.  

 

The game stayed 7-5 until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Cubs scored three runs to take an 8-7 lead.  Maplewood would score an unearned run in the top of the ninth on a sac fly by Draves to tie the game at 8-8.

 

The Cubs then walked-off the win in the bottom of the tenth when Ethan Kroll walked and stole second before scoring on an overthrow to first base to give Institute the home win.

 

Cub's Kyle Ploor was the winning pitcher in relief while Adam Gutschow took the hard-luck loss for the Mets.

 

The next broadcast on 105.1 The Goat will be Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at Egg Harbor as the Indians host the Sister Bay Bays.  Paul Schmitt and Quinn Struck will  have the call with the pregame at 1:00 pm and first pitch scheduled for 1:30 pm. 

Brewers pounded by Nationals, lose seventh straight

The Milwaukee Brewers woes continued on the road Friday night as they fell to the Washington Nationals 11-5.  

 

Aaron Ashby started for the Brewers and allowed six runs on 13 hits in just 4 2/3 innings as Milwaukee dropped their seventh straight game.

 

Brewer pitchers gave up 19 hits in the games and saw Nelson Cruz collect four hits including one of the National's four home runs in the game. 

 

Andrew McCutchen had three hits and Jace Peterson knocked in three runs along with a home run to lead the Brewer offense.

 

Milwaukee will try to get on the winning track Saturday as they face Washington in game two of the series at 3:05 pm.  

DCBL Preview: Institute welcomes Maplewood on 105.1 The GOAT

Institute looks to improve 2-0 under the lights when they host Maplewood in Week Six action of the Door County Baseball League.

 

After winning their first game of the season against Baileys Harbor in the league's first night contest of 2022, the Cubs fell hard to first-place Kolberg 20-1 last week. The Mets squeaked past West Jacksonport thanks in a part to a Nolan Wagner RBI hit and some timely pitching in the back third of the game.

 

Paul Schmitt and Jacob Nate have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 7:30 p.m.

 

The other Friday night matchup has Baileys Harbor looking for their first win of the season when West Jacksonport comes to town. 

Rockers lose inaugural I-41 Classic

The Green Bay Rockers could not get the bats going Thursday night at Fox Cities Stadium as they lost to their I-41 rivals Fond du Lac 7-1.

 

The Rockers almost had more errors (two) than hits (3) in the game as they fell behind 1-0 in the first inning. The Dock Spiders would score runs in fifth, seventh, and eighth innings to take 7-0 lead before the Rockers could get a tally of their own. That run scored on a Griffen Stevens on an RBI groundout with one out in the inning. Stevens had two of the three hits for the Rockers. Will Semb took the loss, giving up three runs (one earned) in six innings of work. 

 

The Rockers return home Friday for a two-game series against Wisconsin Rapids.

Brewers look to snap skid against Nats

The Milwaukee Brewers travel to the Nation's Capitol on Friday after being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday 8-3.

 

Willy Adames gave the Brewers an early 1-0 lead when he homered in the bottom of the first, only to see the Phillies cancel it out with a tally of their own in the second. The Phillies would score two more runs in the fifth inning to make it 3-1. Hunter Renfroe would cut the deficit to one with his 10th homer in the sixth inning, but the Phillies would hit dingers in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to put the game out of reach. Andrew McCutchen made it an 8-3 ballgame with an RBI single in the ninth.

 

The Brewers will now face the Washington Nationals for a three-game set beginning at 6:05 p.m.

Rattlers Get Moore in 3-1 Win at Beloit

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored all their runs in the third inning and that was all Ryne Moore would need at ABC Supply Stadium against the Beloit Sky Carp on Thursday night.  Moore and the Rattlers beat the Sky Carp 3-1 in the game and got some assistance in the playoff race with time winding down in the first half.

 

Ethan Murray gave the Timber Rattlers (32-22) the lead in the second inning with a lead-off home run.  Wisconsin added to their lead with RBI doubles from Jose Acosta and Tristan Peters for a 3-0 advantage.

 

Moore allowed one hit through his first six innings as he kept the Sky Carp off balance.

In the seventh, Moore walked Nasim Nunez to start the frame.  Nunez would steal second to get into scoring position.  Ynmanol Marinez singled with two outs to score Nunez to get the Sky Carp on the scoreboard.  Moore finished his night by striking out Davis Bradshaw to end the seventh.

Moore walked two, hit a batter, and struck out seven before turning the game and the lead over to the bullpen. 

The performance by Moore continued a good stretch by Wisconsin starters in the series with Beloit.  Russell Smith allowed two runs and struck out eight over 5-2/3 innings on Tuesday.  Antoine Williams allowed one run and recorded five strikeouts over six innings on Wednesday.

Joey Matulovich came on to pitch the bottom of the eighth inning.  He allowed a one-out triple to Tanner Allen but stranded him there on a shallow fly to right and a strikeout to maintain the lead.

Wisconsin called on closer Cam Robinson for the bottom of the ninth.  Robinson had been called into Tuesday’s game against Beloit in the eighth inning to protect a one-run lead and wound up allowing three runs to be charged with a blown save.  Thursday would be a much different story for Robinson and the Rattlers.

Robinson struck out the first batter he faced in the ninth.  Then, Victor Mesa singled to bring the tying run to the plate.  Robinson struck out the next two batters to close out the game and earn his league-leading twelfth save of the season.

The South Bend Cubs helped the Timber Rattlers in the playoff chase on Thursday night.  The Cubs defeated the division-leading Cedar Rapids Kernels 2-0 at Four Winds Field to allow Wisconsin to pick up a game on the Kernels (35-19).  The Timber Rattlers are three games behind the Kernels with twelve games left in the half.

 

Game four of the series is Friday night at ABC Supply Stadium.  Max Lazar (1-0, 4.50) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  The Sky Carp will counter with Evan Fitterer (1-3, 5.30).  Game time is 6:35pm.

Southern Door's Peterson leads All-Packerland Conference selections

Over 50 athletes from Door and Kewaunee counties were named last week to All-Packerland Conference teams across baseball, golf, soccer, and softball.

 

Southern Door's Jack Peterson highlights this season's All-Conference selections as the baseball player of the year in the Packerland. His .710 batting average was tops in the conference, 172 points better than his teammate and fellow first-team selection Christian Counard.

 

Southern Door had 15 selections to lead all schools, followed by 11 for Kewaunee, and ten for Sevastopol.

 

You can click the links below for the full teams and school-by-school breakdowns.

 

Baseball

Softball

Golf

Soccer

 

Algoma

Kewaunee

Southern Door

Sturgeon Bay

Gibraltar

Sevastopol

 

Rockers double up Dock Spiders

The Green Bay Rockers scored two runs in the opening frame and never looked back in their 6-3 win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Wednesday evening.

 

Griffin Stevens and Keniel De Leon collected RBI singles in the first inning to put the Rockers ahead 2-0. Mikey Kluska offered the biggest blow of the game in the third inning when he drove in a pair on a single. De Leon's second RBI of the game came as an insurance run in the sixth inning on a single to make it 6-0. The Dock Spiders were able to make it interesting with two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth, but they could not get any closer than that.

 

Logan Berrier got the win, shutting out the Dock Spiders for five innings as he walked three and struck out four.

 

The Dock Spiders and the Rockers will shift their series north to Fox Cities Stadium Thursday night for the inaugural I-41 Showdown.

Wisconsin Drops Pitchers' Duel to Beloit

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were held to one hit in a 2-0 loss to the Beloit Sky Carp Wednesday night at ABC Supply Stadium.  Antoine Kelly and Pat Monteverde dueled for six innings with Monteverde picking up his second win of the season with just enough offense from his teammates to push him over the line.  The also caused Wisconsin to drop another game behind division-leading Cedar Rapids with thirteen games left in the first half pennant chase.

 

Beloit (24-29) scored in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead.  Ynmanol Marinez singled and Dalvy Rosario walked to put runners on first and second to start the inning.  Kyler Castillo lined a single off the glove of second baseman Tyler Black, who tried to make a diving stab of the liner.  The ball trickled into right field and Marinez scored for the 1-0 advantage.

 

The Timber Rattlers (31-22) got something going in the top of the sixth.  Tyler Black drew a walk and Zavier Warren singled with one out for Wisconsin’s first hit of the game against Monteverde.  The Sky Carp starter escaped the jam with a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.  Monteverde left after the sixth inning.  He walked three, allowed one hit, and struck out six.

Kelly also completed six innings.  He allowed one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts but was tagged with his second loss of the season.

Brady Schanuel relieved Kelly for the bottom of the seventh and retired the first two batters he faced on two pitches.  However, he would walk the next four batters with a four-pitch walk to Nasim Nunez coming at the end of the sequence to get the Sky Carp an insurance run.

The Beloit bullpen closed out the game with three scoreless innings.  Tyler Mitzel pitched a perfect seventh and worked around an error that put Ethan Murray on base to start the eighth.  Robinson Martinez retired Wisconsin in order in the ninth for his third save.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels ran their record to 35-18 with a 12-5 win at South Bend on Wednesday night.  The Timber Rattlers find themselves four games out in the division now.  South Bend is now a distant third at seven games behind the Kernels.

Wisconsin had been shutout one time in the first 41 games of the season.  They have been shutout four times in the last twelve games.
 

Game three of the series is Thursday evening at ABC Supply Stadium.  Ryne Moore (1-3, 9.18) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  The Sky Carp have named Dax Fulton (1-4, 5.36) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:35pm.

Phillies get their fill against Brewers

The Philadelphia Phillies outhit the Milwaukee Brewers 14-4 en route to 10-0 win Wednesday night.

 

The Phillies would take their lead for good in the third inning when they scored four runs on Brewers starter Adrian Houser on homers by Bryson Scott and Rhys Hopkins. Odubel Herrera would add his own homer in the fifth inning to make it 5-0. Kyle Schwarber's doubles in the seventh and ninth innings drove in a run each while Bryce Harper's homer in the ninth put exclamation point on the Phillies' onslaught.

 

Aaron Nola did not need much help in his eight inning performance. He struck out six and allowed four hits in the outing.

 

The two teams will play an 1:10 p.m. matinee to close out the series Thursday.

Gibraltar drops sectional semi-final to Iola-Scandinavia on 105.1 The Goat

A sixth-inning rally by Iola-Scandinavia proved fatal for the Gibraltar baseball as they lost their sectional semi-final game 6-1 in Rosholt Thursday afternoon.

 

The Vikings' Noah Greene and the Thunderbirds' Parker Gullixon both pitched well enough for their teams to stay in contention for the first five innings of play. Sam Lindenberg turned his two-out single into a run when he scored on a passed ball to make it 1-0 in the first inning. Both pitchers would have to get out of bases-loaded jams in the middle innings. Gullixon helped his cause in the fifth inning when he took Greene deep to right field to tie the game at 1-1 after five innings.

 

Greene would be unable to get an out in the sixth inning, forcing head coach Jay Kita to go to Lindenberg with the bases loaded. A bases-loaded walk started a four-run rally for the Thunderbirds to make 5-1. The Vikings would load the bases in the sixth inning but Lindenberg flew out to the left fielder Will Tappa to end the threat. The Thunderbirds added a insurance run in the seventh and the Vikings went 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning to end the season.

 

Will Friedenfels and Sam Lindeberg each registered a pair of hits in the game and Kevin Krauel collected the lone RBI. Isaiah Hoyard, Gullixon, Jackson Fredy, and Gavin Hoyard had multi-hit games for the Thunderbirds ahead of their night cap against Oakfield.

 

POST-GAME INTERVIEW WITH JAY KITA

 

 

Kewaunee's baseball season ends with sectional loss to Amherst

The Kewaunee Storm's run in the WIAA Division 3 playoffs came to an end on Tuesday afternoon as the Storm lost to the Amherst Tigers 5-1 in a sectional semi-final at Crivitz.  Amherst jumped on the Storm early scoring four runs in the first inning and never looked back.  Pitcher Ben Lee went the distance allowing only one run on five hits while striking out eight for Amherst. Caleb Schaller scored the lone Storm run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning after hitting a triple.  Cal Ihlenfeldt took the loss, allowing only one run after the first inning.  

 

Amherst went on to beat Oconto in the sectional final 10-0 and will play at for the state championship at Fox Valley Stadium next Wednesday.

Brewers fall late to Phillies, drop fourth straight

Star reliever Josh Hader allowed his first runs of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers could not hold on to a ninth-inning lead against Philadelphia Phillies, losing 3-2 Tuesday night.

 

Hader (0-1) gave up two home runs blowing his first save of the season.

 

The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning behind a strong pitching performance by Jason Alexander, who went five innings allowing only one run on seven hits.

 

Milwaukee's offense was led by Rowdy Telez, Andrew McCutchen, and Christian Yelich who had two hits a piece.

 

Having lost four straight games, the Brewers still hold a half-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central Division.

 

The Brewers and Phillies will play game two in the series Wednesday night with first pitch at 7:10 pm.  

Rockers hold on to beat Mallards

The Green Bay Rockers continued their hot start to the season with a 5-2 win over the Madison Mallards Monday night.

 

The Rockers got on the board first with three runs in the fifth inning on Tristian Garcia double, a wild pitch, and a Kyle Schroedle single. The team would go on to add on a tally in the sixth inning and added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Glenn Miller singled in a run. The Mallards would score twice in the ninth inning for their only runs in the game.

 

The Rockers are back in action on Wednesday against Fond du Lac.

Rodgers expected at mini-camp

The Green Bay Packers will open their mandatory mini-camp with arguably their most important player on the field.

 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will reportedly be in uniform and participating in the team's three-day mini-camp that begins Tuesday. Rodgers sat out last year's mandatory mini-camp because of a rift with the team. He also missed the voluntary organized team activities earlier this offseason.

 

Fresh off of signing a $150 million contract with the Packers, the mini-camp will give Rodgers the opportunity to work with a virtually new wide receiver corps after several departed during the offseason.

 

Fans will be able to check out Rodgers and the Packers during their mini-camp sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Glory continues winning streak

The Green Bay Glory continued their point streak to start the season Monday night at Capital Credit Union Park with a 2-0 win over Chicago Dutch Lions.

 

Carolina Gomes got things going for the Glory in the 29th minute when she was able to capitalize on a loose ball in the box after the corner kick.

 

It would stay that way until the 52nd minute when Skylar Prentice shot the ball from outside the box over the head of the Chicago Dutch Lions keeper into the net.

 

The Glory have opened the season 2-0-1 and will play Kaw Valley FC on Sunday.

Gibraltar baseball looks to punch ticket to state on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar baseball team hopes a second trip to Fox Cities Stadium this season is in the cards on Tuesday when they play in the WIAA Division 4 Sectionals.

 

The Vikings earned their place with a pair of home victories against Sevastopol and Reedsville last week. Their pitching set the tone with Sam Lindenberg and Noah Greene allowing just three runs across 14 innings. Hayden Reetz shined offensively in both games, getting on base three times against Sevastopol and collecting one of the RBI on a single against the Tigers.

 

The Vikings' first game will be against Iola-Scandinavia, which is currently 8-16 on the season but has won its first three playoff games. The T-Birds beat Pittsville 15-7 in order to be crowned regional champs.

 

Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 12:00 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 12:30 p.m. A Vikings win would mean they would play again at 6 p.m. against the winner of the Oakfield/Fall River game. Pre-game coverage for that game on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com would begin at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for our interview with Jay Kita

Mets claim pitchers duel on 105.1 The GOAT

Clutch pitching ruled the day but it was the Maplewood Mets that won the game Sunday over West Jacksonport 2-1.

 

The Mets got the first run of the game in the top of the first.  Kissinger got on base and was allowed to steak 2nd and 3rd base and eventually get home.  Their next run came in the third from an RBI from Wagner, bringing the score to 2-0.  This is the score that would remain for the majority of the game until the bottom of the 7th inning.  The bases were loaded for the Ports and one of the batters got hit by a pitch, walking in their first run.  However, they would leave better stranded and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

 

It was not for a lack of opportunities for both teams as the pitchers for the Ports and the Mets allowed base runners but were able to find opportunities to get out of innings relatively unscathed. 

 

In other Sunday action, Kolberg drubbed Institute 20-1 while Washington Island took care of Egg Harbor 7-1.

 

Brewers drop series finale to Padres in extras

The Milwaukee Brewers completed an 18 games in 17 day stretch on Sunday with a little extra baseball as they fell to the San Diego Padres 6-4 in 10 innings.

 

Kolten Wong opened the scoring with the first of his two home runs in the bottom of the first inning to make it a 1-0. The Padres scored three times in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead into the eighth inning where Wong would come through again with a homer, this time with a man on to make it 3-3.

 

Jake Cronenworth delivered the game's biggest blow in the top 10th when he drove in three runs with one swing of the bat when he homered. Andrew McCutchen would single in Tyrone Taylor who was the Brewers' free runner in their half of the 10th, but they could not close the gap any further.


The Brewers lost three of four to the Padres and finished their lengthy stretch that included a doubleheader and no days off 9-9. For the first time since May 19th, the Brewers will have a day off on Monday before playing a pair at Tampa Bay.

Fans to get first glimpse of Packers this week

You are in luck later this week if you cannot wait until July to see the Green Bay Packers up close.

 

The Packers announced last week that the first two days of their minicamp, June 7th and 8th, will be open to the media and fans. They will close out the mandatory sessions in front of the media only on Thursday. 

 

For those looking to attend, the workouts will take place at Nitschke Field at 11:45 a.m. each day.

Gibraltar baseball looks to punch ticket to state on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar baseball team hope a second trip to Fox Cities Stadium is in the cards on Tuesday when they play in the WIAA Division 4 Sectionals.

 

The Vikings earned their place with a pair of home victories against Sevastopol and Reedsville last week. Their pitching set the tone with Sam Lindenberg and Noah Greene allowing just three runs across 14 innings. Hayden Reetz shine offensively in both games, getting on base three times against Sevastopol and collecting one of the RBI on a single against the Tigers.

 

The Vikings' first game will be against Iola-Scandinavia, which is currently 8-16 on the season but has won its first three playoff games. The T-Birds beat Pittsville 15-7 in order to be crowned regional champs.

 

Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 12:00 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 12:30 p.m. A Vikings win would mean they would play again at 6 p.m. against the winner of the Oakfield/Fall River game. Pre-game coverage for that game on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com would begin at 5:30 p.m.

Rattlers Hit Three Homers in Support of Jarvis to Beat Peoria

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers stayed within striking distance in the playoff chase with a 5-1 win over the Peoria Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Justin Jarvis won his third straight decision with a quality start and the Rattlers offense hit three home runs.

 

Zavier Warren hit the first Wisconsin home run when he homered to the Peoria bullpen in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

The Chiefs (21-30) tied the game in the top of the second inning.  Francisco Hernandez tripled to start the frame.  Thomas Francisco drove in Hernandez with a single.

Ashton McGee lined a home run over the wall in left to lead off the bottom of the fifth and Wisconsin (31-20) was up 2-1.  McGee is on a seven-game hitting streak.

Jarvis was sharp as the Timber Rattlers starting pitcher.  He allowed one run on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six innings.  That set him up for his fourth win of the season.

Alex Hall gave the Timber Rattlers some breathing room when he crushed a two-run home run to right in the bottom of the seventh.
 

Wisconsin added one more insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Jose Acosta scored on a wild pitch.

Joey Matulovich and James Meeker closed out the game for the Timber Rattlers out of the bullpen.  Matulovich allowed a hit and struck out two over two innings.  Meeker pitched the ninth, allowed one hit, and ended the game with a strikeout.

The victory gave Wisconsin a split in the six-game series with the Chiefs.

In the first half, Western Division playoff chase, the Rattlers remained two games behind the first place Cedar Rapids Kernels.  The Kernels won 9-3 at Lansing on Sunday to move their record to 33-18.  There are fifteen games remaining in the half for both teams.  The Rattlers and Kernels do not face each other again in the half.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They are back in action on Tuesday to start a twelve-game road trip.  The journey begins against the Beloit Sky Carp at ABC Stadium.  Russell Smith (1-4, 5.88) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Game time is 6:35pm.

West Jacksonport welcomes Maplewood on 105.1 The GOAT

West Jacksonport looks to improve their standing in the Door County Baseball League on Sunday when Maplewood comes calling.

 

The Ports started the season off with a loss to Kolberg, but they have won out since including a big win against Egg Harbor last week in extra innings. The Mets had a game get away from them against Washington Island last week to see their record drop to 2-2 on the year. 

 

Quinn Struck and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 1 p.m. followed the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

Borths collects more hardware at state track's day two

Algoma's Logan Borths collected a few more podium finishes on the second day of the WIAA State Track Meet in LaCrosse.

 

WHEELCHAIR RESULTS

He followed up his sixth-place finish in shot put with a second-place finish in the 100m, a fourth-place finish in the 400m, and a third-place finish in the 800m. He scored 22 points, which placed Algoma fourth among all wheelchair squads.

 

DIVISION 2 BOYS AND GIRLS RESULTS

Luxemburg-Casco's John Larson registered points in 110m hurdles, coming in seventh with a time of 15.83. His teammate Isaac Vandenbush also cracked the leaderboard in the long jump, leaping to a sixth-place finish with a distance of 21 feet, 1.75 inches. Taylor Thiry scored points in both shot put and discus yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bays batter A's on 105.1 The GOAT

The Sister Bay Bays scored in six of the seven innings played and batted around a couple of times in their 21-3 win Friday night against Baileys Harbor.

 

The Bays scored the game's first two runs in the opening frame thanks to a Tom Sawyer fielder's choice and a Griffin Cole single. Sawyer would push another run across with a fielder's choice in the third inning to make it 3-0.

 

The A's pitching would falter in the middle frames as Jace Johnson, Collin Strege, and Ben Johnson would give up 15 of the 18 runs scored in the fourth, fifth, and sixth inning. The Bays were able to draw a combination of seven walks and hit by pitches, setting the stage for some key hits by Spencer Krause, Cole, and Dustin Johnson.

 

Sam Forkert and Matt Hecht combined to shut out the A's for the games first six innings, striking out 11 and allowing four hits.

 

The A's would not score until the game was out of reach and the game would end unless they made a significant dent into the 21-0 lead. The A's would score three times in the final frame with Ben Johnson, Braeden Haines, and Jon Kordon reaching home on two hits and an error.

 

NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 105.1 The GOAT will be on the air this Sunday at 1 p.m. with the pregame show and 1:30 p.m. in West Jacksonport when the Ports host the Maplewood Mets.

 

Note: after further review, we miscounted a few of the runs in the middle innings. The new score is reflected in the story.

Borths, Thiry medal at WIAA State

Algoma's Logan Borths and Luxemburg-Casco's Taylor Thiry are bringing home hardware after the first day of the WIAA State Track and Field Meet.

 

Borths took sixth place in the wheelchair division for shotput with a throw of over 14 feet.

 

Thiry ended her high school career with a shot put toss of 39 feet 4 inches. Kewaunee's Lisa Reinke finished behind her in 13th place with a distance of 35 feet 3.5 inches.

 

In other results, Grace Holschuh of Luxemburg-Casco finished in 13th place in long jump with a leap of 16 feet 6.5 inches. Kewaunee Ben Heim took 16th in the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 7.25 inches. 

 

Cate Anderson of Sturgeon Bay finished just outside of the finals with a time of 16.19, missing the final spot by .05 seconds. Luxemburg-Casco's John Larson qualified for the finals of the 110m and 300m hurdles. Logan Vandermause of Luxemburg-Casco missed out on qualifying in the 200m as did Sevastopol's Kylee Duessler. 

 

Click here for the full results of the state track meet after Day 1. Day 2 will take place on Saturday.

Gray and Acosta Homer in Wisconsin Win over Peoria

Joe Gray Jr. had four hits, including his seventh home run of the season, and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers defeated the Peoria Chiefs 7-4 Friday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Timber Rattlers offense broke out of a brief slide with twelve hits to pick up their second win of the series with Peoria.

 

Mike Antico drew a walk, took second on a wild pitch, and stole third to start the game for the Chiefs (20-29).  Tyler Reichenborn drove in Antico with a sacrifice fly and for a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Black started the Wisconsin half of the first inning with a walk, and he did not need a sacrifice fly to score.  Gray put a 1-1 pitch into orbit over the batters’ eye in center for a 432’ homer and the Rattlers (30-19) were up 2-1.

The two newest Timber Rattlers combined to add to the Wisconsin lead in the second inning.  Arbert Cipion singled with two outs.  Then, Jose Acosta cranked a home run to right-center for a 4-1 lead.

Wisconsin, which had been shut out the previous two nights by the Chiefs, poured on the offense in the third inning with three more runs.  Zavier Warren singled, took second on a wild pitch, went to third on an error, and scored on another wild pitch for the first run of the inning.  Darrien Miller and Ashton McGee each drove in run later in the inning.  Miller with an RBI single and McGee with an RBI double.

The Chiefs got a run in the fourth inning off Wisconsin starting pitcher Antoine Kelly.  Francisco Hernandez doubled and stole second.  He scored on a grounder to short from Luís Rodríguez. 

Kelly worked through four innings, allowed two runs on four hits with a hit batsman and three walks, and struck out four.

Zach Mort took over for Kelly to start the fifth and worked a 1-2-3 inning but ran into trouble in the sixth.  Hernandez hit a lead-off home run.  Mort got the next two outs before Mack Chambers singled.  That brought Antico to the plate, and he lined a double to right to score Chambers to cut the Timber Rattlers lead to three runs.

Cam Robinson was the next pitcher out of the Wisconsin bullpen, and he entered in the top of the eighth with a 16-1/3 inning scoreless streak.  Robinson gave up a lead-off double and a one-out walk with a wild pitch to put runners on the corners with the tying run at the plate.  The Rattlers closer escaped the jam with a strikeout and a flyout to maintain the lead.  In the ninth, Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 frame to earn his eleventh save and to move his scoreless innings streak to 18-1/3 innings.

In the first half Western Division playoff race, the Timber Rattlers remained one game behind division leading Cedar Rapids.  The Kernels won 8-5 at Lansing on Friday night.  Third place South Bend fell three games off the pace set by the Kernels with a loss at Dayton.

 

Game five of the series is Saturday night at Neuroscience Group Field.  Max Lazar (1-0, 1.59) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Logan Gragg (2-4, 4.95) is set to start for Peoria.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Baileys Harbor hosts Sister Bay under the lights on 105.1 The GOAT

Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay will try to get into the win column when they play each other Friday night.

 

As heard last week on 105.1 The GOAT, the A's kept it close early before falling to Insitute 8-2. They are winless this season after going last year without a victory.

 

The defending regular-season champs are in unfamiliar territory after the Bays fell to 2-2 on the season, losing to Kolberg their last time out 9-2.

 

Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard have the call from Baileys Harbor on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsnetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 7:30 p.m.

Soccer round-up: Sturgeon Bay shut out on The Clipper

The area's three girls' soccer teams were shut out in their WIAA Tournament openers on Thursday.

 

As heard on The Clipper and NEW Radio Sports Network, two early goals by New Holstein sank the Sturgeon Bay Clippers in their 3-0 loss.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans soccer could not survive the offensive onslaught from Winneconne as they lost their tournament opener 10-0.

 

Sheboygan Lutheran's Maria Zylstra was a one-girl wrecking crew as she led her team to an 8-0 victory over Sevastopol/Gibraltar.

Pioneers softball's season ends against Edgar

The combination of five team errors and a clutch pitching performance from Edgar's Makayla Wirkus doomed the Sevastopol Pioneers softball team in their 11-0 loss in the sectional final played in Plover.

 

Edgar jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added another three in the third inning to put a stranglehold on the game. Libby Ash took the loss as she pitched the game's first five innings, giving up six runs (three earned) with six strikeouts. Addison Schauske pitched the final two innings, striking out four while giving up five runs (three earned). 

 

Wirkus pounded the strike zone with 75 percent of her 78 pitches registering as strikes. She went all seven innings without allowing a baserunner while striking out eight Pioneers.

WIAA State Track meet opens Friday

Ten athletes and one relay team will look to earn some hardware this weekend in LaCrosse as the WIAA State Track and Field Meet gets underway.

 

Below are the athletes to watch for when events begin Friday morning when Logan Borths of Algoma begins his competition in the wheelchair shotput division at 9:30 a.m. Running events for Division 2 and 3 will not begin until later in the afternoon.

 

DIVISION 2 Boys and Girls

Featuring Sturgeon Bay's Cate Anderson, Kewaunee's Isaac Schlies, Ben Heim, and Lisa Reinke, and Luxemburg-Casco's Logan Vandermause, John Larson, the Boys' 4x200m team, George Herlache, and Isaac Vandenbush

 

DIVISION 3 Boys and Girls

Featuring Sevastopol's Kylee Duessler

 

WHEELCHAIR

Featuring Algoma's Logan Borths

 

 

 

Sevastopol softball looks to punch state ticket against Edgar

A trip to state is on the line in Steven Point Thursday afternoon when Sevastopol plays Edgar in the WIAA Sectional Final.

 

The Pioneers went to the brink in their Tuesday sectional final, eventually beating Laona/Wabeno 6-5 over in ten innings. Addison Schauske was the winning pitcher, going 6 innings while allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, & striking out 6. Bailey Rikkola hit 3-6 with 2 stolen bases & 2 RBIs. Jolene Luedtke went 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Kristen Daubner went 3-5 with a double & 2 RBIs. Alaina Schopf went 3-5 and Addison Schauske went 2-3 with a double.

 

Edgar punched their ticket to the sectional final with a 7-0 victory over Newman Catholic, which did not register a hit in the contest. After losing three straight games in early May, Edgar enters the sectional final on a nine-game winning streak.

 

The two teams will play at Woyak Complex in Stevens Point at 4:30 p.m.

Spartan comeback falls short against Notre Dame on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans came up just short in a WIAA Division 2 baseball regional final Wednesday evening, falling to the Notre Dame Tritons 5-4.
 
The game started as a pitcher’s duel as Spartan Owen Deprez, and Triton Bruce Herman pitched four scoreless innings, with Deprez striking out eight batters.  Notre Dame then opened the scoring with three runs in the fifth inning on two hits. 

 
The Spartans responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Max Ronsman that scored Ryland Day.  


After both teams missed opportunities to score in the sixth inning, Notre Dame was able to add two more runs in the top of the seventh to take a 5-1 lead.


The Spartans were able to mount a comeback bid in the bottom of the seventh when they loaded the bases with no one out.  After a run scored on a wild pitch, Peyton Mrotek doubled home two runs to pull the Spartans within one run before a strikeout ended the game.

 

Mrotek led the Spartan attack going 2/3 with 2 RBIs.  Blake Robillard and Day went 2/3, but the Spartans stranded eight runners in the loss.

 

Deprez took the loss, pitching 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine.  

 

Notre Dame will now travel to Seymour next Tuesday in a sectional semi-final game.  

Gibraltar clinches sectional berth on 105.1 The GOAT

Noah Greene matched Sam Lindenberg's Tuesday performance with a complete game while the offense took care of the rest in Gibraltar's regional championship win over Reedsville 3-1.

 

The Panthers struck first when Tristian Eichorst helped his own cause with a run-scoring single in the opening frame. While miscommunication put runners on second and third with two outs, Greene was able to get out of a jam he would not experience until the sixth inning after retiring 14 consecutive hitters.

 

The Vikings' patience paid off big in their half of the first inning when three walks led to runs scored on Cooper Cole's groundout to the shortstop and Ryan Jorgenson's fly out to centerfield. Eichorst held the Vikings hitless until the fourth inning when Jorgenson moved Cole along the basepaths before Hayden Reetz drove him home on an RBI single. 

 

Two men on the top of the sixth was the closest the Panthers would get, but Greene went on to strike out the side to end the threat. He faced the minimum in the seventh to capture the victory for the Vikings.

 

Jorgenson led the way offensively with two hits. 

 

The Vikings will now head to Rosholt on Tuesday to play Iola-Scandinavia in the sectional semifinal at 11 a.m. If they win, the Vikings would play the winner of Oakfield and Fall River at 4:30 p.m.

 

POSTGAME WITH JAY KITA

 

In other baseball news, Kewaunee will join Gibraltar in the sectional round after they beat Brillion 12-2. They will go on to face Amherst in Crivitz next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

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