Sports Archives for 2022-08

Clipper Soccer falls to Notre Dame on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clipper soccer team dropped a hard-fought battle against the Notre Dame Tritons Tuesday night 1-0.  The Tritons scored in the first minute of the match on a Michael Kussow goal and hung on for the victory. 

The match was a back and forth battle until the very end.

The Clippers will now play host Thursday against Algoma and the next soccer broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper will be at home against DePere on September 6. 

Soccer Roundup: Spartans fall to Clintonville in Soccer

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Clintonville Truckers on Tuesday evening.  

The Truckers scored all three goals in the first half to take control, while the Spartans could only manage one goal by Drew Bandow in the second period.

Fredman Colndres had nine saves for the Spartans in the net while Caleb Moore had three for Clintonville.  

 

GOALS

14' Clintonville (Christian Santiago; Eli Kendl assist)

27' Clintonville (Kevin Luciano)

34' Clintonville (Eli Kendl)

69' Luxemburg-Casco (Drew Bandow; Johan Amador assist)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Fredman Colindres, 9 saves
Clintonville, Caleb Moore, 5 saves

 

 


Brewers fall to Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers could not hold on to a 2-1 lead and fell to the Pittsburg Pirates 4-2 at American Family Field Tuesday night.

 

Kolton Wong game the Brewers a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run in the fourth inning, but Pittsburg scored single runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth inning to come away with the win.

 

Jason Alexander had a strong start for the Brewers allowing just one run and three hits in five innings, but three relievers were unable to hold the lead for Milwaukee (68-60).  Brad Boxberger (3-3) took the loss.

 

Both teams will play the rubber game of the series Wednesday with first pitch set for 1:10pm in Milwaukee.

Kewaunee volleyball visits Menominee Indian after Mishicot loss

The Kewaunee volleyball team will head out onto the road as they look to bounce back from a loss Monday when they visit Menominee Indian on Tuesday.

 

The Storm was swept at home Monday night by Mishicot 3-0. They did not break 20 points in the final two sets, losing those by margins of 25-17 and 25-15. They had lost their two previous matches.

 

Menominee Indian had a successful run in the Marion Tournament over the weekend, winning three of its four sets against Tigerton (2-0) and Elcho (2-1). They lost all three tournament matches in Oconto earlier in the week.

 

Match time is set for 7 p.m.

 

 

Kewaunee Girls Tennis heads south

The Kewaunee Storm girls tennis team will head to Ripon this afternoon as they make up a rescheduled match from August 18th. 

 

Kewaunee’s opponent Ripon has had four matches so far this season, including a triangular on the 19th of August. This will be Kewaunee’s fourth match, with no scores being reported from any of them. 

 

The meet is set to get underway at 4:00 P.M. at Ingalls Field in Ripon. 

Area golf teams head out

Area golf teams will take advantage of the early tee times while they can as Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay head out to their respective courses.

 

The Spartans will head to Waupaca for a triangular meet against Little Chute and Waupaca. No results were sent after their meet yesterday at De Pere's Hilly Haven Golf Course. Tee time is set for 10 a.m.

 

The Clippers will head to Seymour to battle against their Bay Conference foes at 10 a.m.

Soccer round-up: Sturgeon Bay visits Notre Dame on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team will face a staunch test on Tuesday night when they travel to Green Bay to face last year's state runner-up Notre Dame Academy.

 

The Clippers are coming off a 3-2 win against Kiel on Monday night. Robert Alas, Jules Reynolds, and Landon Hintz each scored goals in the match between two of the top teams in the EWC/Packerland. The Tritons are a perfect 3-0, outscoring their opponents by a combined 14-2. That includes a 3-1 victory over Seymour a day before the Clippers played the Thunder to a 3-3 draw. Bryan Mazur and Peter Kewin will have the call on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first touch at 6:30 p.m.

 

Other soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Clintonville and Gibraltar/Sevastopol hosting Kiel in Fish Creek.

Sturgeon Bay looks to bounce back against Kiel

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team looks to get back into the win column on Monday when they travel to face Kiel.

 

The Clippers tied Seymour 3-3 on Saturday a few days after blowing past conference foe Kewaunee 10-0 on Thursday. They opened the season with a loss to Pulaski.

 

The Raiders won its first match of the season on Thursday with a 2-1 victory over Omro.

 

This is a matchup between the two best teams in the EWC/Packerland Conference. Last year, the Clippers won the regular season title and then ended the Raiders' hopes in the playoffs with a shoot-out victory in the sectional semifinal.

 

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco golf travels for triangular

The Luxemburg-Casco golf team is kicking off their week on the links in De Pere.

 

Freedom and Wrightstown will also make the trip for the triangular meet. Tee time is set for 9:30 a.m.

Kewaunee volleyball hosts Mishicot

The Kewaunee volleyball team is looking for its first victory of the season on Monday when it hosts Mishicot.

 

The Storm lost their first two matches of the season on Friday, dropping two of three sets to Hilbert before being swept by Cambria-Friesland. 

 

The Indians are 2-3 on the season, splitting its four matchups in the Oconto Tournament before losing to Kiel in its Reedsville Invite match-up 2-1.

 

The first serve is 7 p.m. 

 

Picture from Kewaunee PR Committee 

Packers begin cutdown

The Green Bay Packers began their quest to pare down their roster to 53 players this weekend with one notable cut.

 

The Packers released LB Ty Summers on Sunday, a move made earlier than Tuesday's deadline so he could catch on with a different team. According to the Packers, Summers was originally drafted by the Packers in 2019 in the seventh round (No. 226 overall) and played in 46 regular-season games with one start for Green Bay while also appearing in four postseason contests.

 

The Packers must get their roster down to 53 players by Tuesday afternoon. Players can be placed on the practice squad after that.

 

 

Brewers capture weekend series against the Cubs

Christian Yelich continued his hot series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday as the Milwaukee Brewers went on to win 9-7.

 

The Cubs were up 2-0 when the bats woke up for the Brewers in the third inning when Hunter Renfroe doubled in the first run. After the Cubs made a COVID-related pitching change, the Brewers jumped on the decision with prospect Garrett Mitchell doubling in his first two Major League RBIs in the fourth inning. Yelich would drive him in with 11th homer of the season.

 

Nico Hoerner would cut the lead with his own two-run homer, but the Brewers would stretch it out again in the sixth with a Kolten Wong two-run home run in the fifth inning and a Renfroe RBI single in the sixth. Keston Hiura would also drive in a run later than inning to make it 9-4. The Cubs would make it interesting a RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh and a two-run dinger by designated hitter Franmil Reyes, but the Brewers were able to hold on for the win.

 

The Brewers will stick around town to welcome their 100 millionth fan against the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.

Wisconsin Wins Series Finale from Lugnuts

Carlos Rodríguez allowed one run over six innings and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers hit three home runs on Sunday afternoon against the Lansing Lugnuts for a 5-2 win at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. 

 

Ben Metzinger put the Timber Rattlers (61-58 overall, 25-29 second half) in front with a lead-off home run to dead center in the bottom of the first inning.  The homer came on a 100-mph pitch from Lansing starting pitcher Mason Miller.

Jackson Chourio celebrated his return to the Wisconsin lineup with a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning off Jorge Juan.  Sunday was Chourio’s first game since August 17 and this homer, his fifth with Wisconsin and seventeenth of the season between the Rattlers and the Carolina Mudcats, put the Rattlers up 4-0.

Chourio, the #1 prospect of the Milwaukee Brewers, was the designated hitter in the game and went 1-for-2.  He was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning in his final plate appearance of the game.  The plan was to have Chourio bat three times in the game before leaving.  For more on this listen to Joe Ayrault’s comments at the 12:15 mark of the Timber Rattlers Postgame Podcast from Sunday

The Lugnuts (50-70, 25-29) scored in the fifth inning.  Jared McDonald doubled to start the frame.  Sahid Valenzuela drove in McDonald with a one-out single.  Wisconsin starting pitcher Carlos Rodríguez stopped the rally when he got the next batter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play.

Rodríguez worked six innings, allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out seven to put himself in line for the win.

Lansing had two outs with none on base in the top of the eighth inning when reliever Jeison Peña gave up a single and a walk to bring the tying run to the plate.  Joshwan Wright was next, and he blooped a single to right to score a run and put runners on the corners with the lead run coming to the plate.

Taylor Floyd was called in from the Wisconsin bullpen and struck out Lawrence Butler for the final out to keep the Rattlers in the lead.

Jeferson Quero added an insurance run for the Rattlers in the bottom of the eighth when he hit a lead-off home run.  The homer was his first of the season for the Timber Rattlers and traveled 420’ with an exit velocity of 109-mph.

James Meeker pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth on just six pitches for his twelfth save of the season.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They are back in action on Tuesday night at Dozer Park with game one of a series with the Peoria Chiefs in Illinois.  Stiven Cruz (1-1, 0.75) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Peoria has named Austin Love (7-11, 5.84) as their starter.  Game time is 6:35pm.

Sturgeon Bay soccer earns draw against Seymour

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team ended its first week of the season with a draw against Seymour Saturday.

 

Gavin Fernandez scored two goals, and Landen Hintz tallied one in the match.

 

NEW Radio Sports Network will carry the Clippers' match Tuesday against fellow state power Notre Dame. The Clippers will play at Kiel for a 7 p.m. first touch on Monday.

L-C Volleyball takes second at Sun Prarie Invite

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball's two losses were the only blemishes on an otherwise successful weekend at the Sun Prairie Invitational.

 

The team went 6-2 on the weekend, dropping its only sets of the weekend to Manitowoc. The championship game went three sets before the Spartans dropped the final frame 8-15. Head coach Jeff Frey said, " It was a good start to our season.  I like what I saw from our team, we played a lot of matches in two days and showed a lot of growth."

 

Luxemburg-Casco @Sun Prairie Invite

2nd Place

6-2

Pool Play (Friday)
Lost to Manitowoc- 20-25, 12-25
Beat Sun Prairie East-25-16, 25-13
Beat Waupun-25-12, 25-11
Beat DeForest-25-15, 25-19
Beat DePere-25-17, 25-15

 

Bracket Play-
Beat Waupun-25-18, 25-12
Semi-Final-Beat Marshfield-25-21, 19-25, 15-8
Championship-Lost to Manitowoc 17-25, 25-23, 8-15

 

Stats:

Alayna Deprez-91 assists, 21 digs, 8 aces
Josie Dorner-58 assists, 21 digs
Autumn Flynn-49 kills, 11 blocks, 7 aces
Kylie Hanson-43 kills, 25 digs, 6 aces
Cami Onell-40 Kills, 8 blocks
Brooke VandeHei-52 Digs

Rattlers Drop Another Close One to Lugnuts

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have had a frustrating month of August that has been encapsulated in their current series with the Lansing Lugnuts at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Lugnuts broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the seventh inning and denied the Rattlers during a rally in the bottom of the eighth to hold on for a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.  The game didn’t end without incident, either.

 

Lansing (50-69 overall, 25-28 second half) took the lead in the top of the fourth inning.  Cooper Bowman hit a two-run home run to left for a 2-0 lead.

The Rattlers (60-58, 25-28) rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth.  Wes Clarke and Joe Gray Jr doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs.  Tayden Hall had a sacrifice fly to center to score Clarke.  Ben Metzinger followed with a double to left to score Gray.

Neither starting pitcher gave up another run.

Wisconsin starter Alexander Cornielle worked 5-1/3 innings in his Timber Rattlers debut.  He scattered seven hits and three walks and mixed in eight strikeouts.  Joey Matulovich had to come into the game with two runners on and one out in the sixth, but the reliever held the line by getting the final two outs of the inning.

Kyle Virbitsky, the starter for Lansing struck out eleven, allowed four hits, walked one, and hit one over six innings.

The one hit batsman was an historic one for Darrien Miller.  Virbitsky hit Miller with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning.  It was the 22nd time Miller has been hit by a pitch this season.  Miller has set the new single season record in Timber Rattlers history for being hit by a pitch.  Miller, who has been hit by a pitch in all four games he has played in the series with Lansing, had been tied with Clint Coulter and Brandon Macias for the record heading into Saturday’s game,

The Lugnuts went in front in the top of the seventh inning.  Shane McGuire dropped a bunt single to start the inning against reliever Justin King.  Alexander Campos followed with a bloop single that was just fair inside the line in right to put runners on the corners.  King threw a wild pitch to let McGuire score the go-ahead run.

Wisconsin’s best chance to get back to even came in the bottom of the eighth inning after Angello Infante walked Jeferson Quero and Wes Clarke with one out.  However, Calvin Coker took over from the Lansing bullpen and retired the next two batters to keep the Lugnuts in the lead.

Tempers boiled over in the top of the ninth inning.  Wisconsin reliever Karlos Morales hit Lazaro Armenteros on the foot with an 0-2 pitch and two outs.  Armenteros remained on the ground for a few moments and there was an exchange of words the escalated to a bench clearing incident after Armenteros threw his helmet at Morales and there was a wild swing and a miss with a punch as Morales advanced on Armenteros.  Miller, the Timber Rattlers catcher, and Lansing manager Phil Pohl grabbed Armenteros to pull the Lugnuts outfielder away from Morales and a heap of bodies wound up tumbling to the ground in front of the Lansing dugout.

Order was finally restored after a few moments.  The only ejections of the game were Miller and Armenteros.

The game continued without incident as Morales got the final out of the top of the ninth and Coker retired Wisconsin in order in the bottom of the ninth for his third save of the season.

The Timber Rattlers are 1-4 in the series with Lansing and three of the losses are by one run.  Wisconsin is 1-6 in one-run games in August.

 

The final game of the series is Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Carlos Rodríguez (1-1, 1.86) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Lansing has named Mason Miller, who will be making his Midwest League debut, as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 1:10pm.

Brewers find offense vs. Cubs

Four homers put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead for good as they beat the Chicago Cubs Saturday 7-0.

 

Jace Peterson's RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh was all the Brewers needed, but a three-run homer Christian Yelich, a solo shot by Kolten Wong, and a two-run bomb in the final two innings added to the fun after losing Friday's game and the season series to the Cubs.

 

Brandon Woodruff pitched six innings of shutout ball, allowing four hits while striking out 10.

 

The two teams will face off for the final time this year Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco rolls past Seymour on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans scored on all but one of their first eight possessions in the first half on the way to dominating the Seymour Thunder 56-6 Friday night in Luxemburg. 

Quarterback Max Ronsman started the onslaught of scoring with a 39-yard run and ran in a two-point conversion to give the Spartans an 8-0 lead with 10:56 left in the first quarter.  Ronsman then hit Ryan Routhieaux on a 45-yard strike with 8:57 left in the quarter to give L-C a 15-0 lead.  A 13-yard touchdown run by Routhieaux extended the lead to 22-0 and the Spartans cruised to the easy win.

Ronsman scored three rushing touchdowns and passed for two more.  Routhieaux was the player of the game with two interceptions, including one returned 40 yards for a touchdown, while adding a rushing and receiving score.

The Spartans (2-0) will now travel to Appleton to face the Xavier Hawks next Friday night.  Pregame on 104.1 WRLU will begin at 6:45 pm with kickoff at 7pm.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the call that will also be streamed on NewRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

(photo by Ron LeCloux)

Gibraltar takes round one against Sevastopol on 105.1 The GOAT

Both teams took some time to get comfortable in game action, but Gibraltar won in a runaway 42-6 over Sevastopol Friday night.

 

The Vikings and the Pioneers both strutted out new quarterbacks for the game. Brady Kita and Rylan Caldecott ran the offense for the Vikings, while Frank de Young and Logan Schuh did the same for the Pioneers.

 

A familiar face started the scoring out in the first quarter, with Giuseppe Mercier scored from three yards out to make it 7-0. Capitalizing on a Mercier fumble recovery, Caldecott scored on a pair of rushing plays to extend the lead to 20-0. The passing game was ignited by a 48-yard bomb from Kita to Caldecott to send the Vikings into halftime with a 28-0 lead.

 

In the third quarter, Kita scampered for 35 yards on a carry before finding Braden Sitte in the endzone from 15 yards out to make it 35-0. Kita would have one more score in his arm, finding Will Friedenfels on a back corner fade to make it 42-0.

 

 

The Pioneers would get on the board in the final seconds of the game on what Gibraltar head coach Mike Peck would call a teachable moment. Logan Retzlaff, who had been booming kicks all night long, had his 40-yard field goal attempt blocked by Sitte. With no one paying attention, Alex Andreae picked up the ball and ran it in for the score.

 

 

The player of the game was Caldecott, who in his return to football scored three total touchdowns and set up another score with a 35 yard pass to Sitte.

 

The Vikings return to action on Thursday when they host Suring while the Pioneers will travel to Gillett.

 

 

Clippers fall in close battle on 103.3 The Clipper

After cruising to a victory against the Green Bay West Wildcats last week, the Clippers were outmatched in a 21-14 loss to the Antigo Red Robins. The game was back and forth all night, and a few key plays from Antigo put it away at the end. 

 

A touchdown by Antigo’s Mason Gray opened up the scoring on the night, as he scampered into the endzone for his first touchdown on the year. The 6’7” Fullback gave the Clippers trouble all night, but did most of his damage in this first quarter tonight. Running back Kordell Anderson told his teammates to not worry about the score, as the very next play he took a kickoff return to the house and a special teams error would make the game 7-6 Red Robins. 

 

Antigo would once again score before the half, and a big call at the 9:43 minute mark in the second quarter would change everything for the Clippers. The refs would blow a play dead for forward progress, as the Clippers punched the ball away from the Antigo return man and had their hopes of getting the ball back stolen. That would fire up their defense though, as the score remained 14-6 going into the half. 

 

Sturgeon Bay needed a score coming out of the half to stay in the game, and that is exactly what they did. Danny Lodl would roll left and find Patrick Haese in the back of the endzone to tie the game up after a successful 2 point conversion. 

 

The game would remain deadlocked until late in the 4th Quarter when Antigo would answer for the final time and put the game away as Danny Lodl would throw an interception to Alex Schlieve to ice away the game. 

 

The Player of the Game, as decided with the help of Sturgeon Bay head coach Carl Waterstreet was once again David Zuehlke. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will open conference play next week as they travel to Bonduel. 

 

Spartans soccer drop two straight

After taking out Kewaunee in convincing fashion in its opener, the Luxemburg-Casco soccer team has now lost two straight matches.

 

On Thursday, the Spartans held a 2-1 advantage before allowing three straight unanswered goals to fall to Waupaca 4-2:

GOALS

7' Waupaca (Hesslin Trzebiatowski; Liam Bloedow assist)

32' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

47' Luxemburg-Casco (Jaime Garcia; Asbel Vilchez-Ruiz assist)

56' Waupaca (Riley Wahler; Nate Lemkuil assist)

61' Waupaca (Ryan Mace)

80' Waupaca (Riley Wahler)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Fredman Colindres, 6 saves
Waupaca, Zach Mondello, 2 saves

 

FINAL SCORE
Luxemburg-Casco 2, Waupaca 4

 

 

On Friday, Johan Amador scored on a free kick to put the Spartans ahead, but Green Bay Southwest came back to score four unanswered to win 4-1:

GOALS

5' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; direct free kick)

35' Green Bay Southwest (Jenson Troup; penalty kick)

47' Green Bay Southwest (Jenson Troup)

66' Green Bay Southwest (Abdiwasa Ismail)

72' Green Bay Southwest (Mason Hermes)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Fredman Colindres, 17 saves
Green Bay Southwest, Ethan Bartelt, 3 saves

 

FINAL SCORE
Luxemburg-Casco 1, Green Bay Southwest 4

Pioneers girls' cross country finishes 8th in Freedom

The Sevastopol cross country team faced some stiff competition at their first meet of the year in Freedom Friday morning.

 

Jolene Luedtke ran a time of 23:35 in the 5K race to come in 28th place overall and the top finisher for the Pioneers. The team would take eighth place with 192 points. 

 

1.28.11Jolene Luedtke23:35.86 SRSevastopol

2.39.11Katie Spude24:51.04PRSevastopol

3.40.11Libby Ash24:53.44 SRSevastopol

4.54.10Ruth Wilke29:41.90 SRSevastopol

5.55.9Madison Lempke30:15.32PRSevastopol

 

Jarius Dadam was the only boy to compete for the Pioneers, running a time of 20:11 for a new personal record.

Soccer round-up: Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar/Sevastopol score big wins

The soccer season is revving up with a number of games played on Thursday and continuing through the weekend.

 

THURSDAY

Sturgeon Bay did not need the full time allotted to defeat Kewaunee, topping them with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory.

 

Garrett Voight scored the game-winning goal against Algoma on a penalty kick to win that game 1-0 for Gibraltar/Sevastopol.

 

Luxemburg-Casco left Waupaca with a loss as they were doubled up at home 4-2.

 

FRIDAY

Luxemburg-Casco returns to action to host Green Bay Southwest at 6:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAY

Gibraltar/Sevastopol competes in a tournament at Winneconne that will also feature West Bend West and Denmark. The first game is at 9:30 a.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay will host Seymour for a 6:30 p.m. match.

Southern Door's Strege, L-C boys win Chief K Invite

It was a great day for local runners at the Chief Kahquados Invitational on the campus of Gibraltar on Thursday.

 

The course was a little different this year than in the past, with runners doing three laps into neighboring Peninsula State Park rather than taking them through the baseball field.

 

The top team was Luxemburg-Casco, which saw its boys' team win its race while the girls' squad missed it by a single point. 

 

Individually, Southern Door's Brooke Strege finished the 5K distance at just over 21 minutes. The Spartans' Madilyn Bevins finished closely behind for second place. For the boys' the Spartans' Gabe Havel found himself chasing Mauston's Eli Joppart, who won his second straight Chief K title with a time of 16 minutes. Havel came in after at 17:24.

 

Official result have not been posted as of 6:30 a.m. Friday.

 

 

Football round-up: Algoma wins, NRSN to feature three games Friday

Algoma kicked off the season with an impressive win over a conference rival ahead of week two of the high school football season, which features three games airing on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

The Wolves used the rushing attack they have been known for since enter eight-man football to topple Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy 48-12.

 

Speaking of eight-man football, on 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar and Sevastopol will kick off their respective seasons in Fish Creek with a non-conference matchup.

 

Over on The Clipper (103.3 FM, 96.7 WBDK-HD 2), Sturgeon Bay goes for their second win of the year when they host Antigo.

 

On 104.1 WRLU, Luxemburg-Casco returns home to face Seymour.

 

In other local games of note, Southern Door hosts Lomira (7 p.m.) while Kewaunee makes the trip to Mineral Point (6 p.m.). 

 

All NEW Radio Sports Network broadcasts are also available online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork and begin at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show, followed by the 7 p.m. kickoff.

Volleyball teams hit tournament circuit for weekend

The area's volleyball teams will face stiff competition as they travel across the state for tournaments.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will start their state title defense in Sun Prairie where they will face the likes of Beaver Dam, De Pere, DeForest, Manitowoc Lincoln, Marshfield, Sun Prairie East, Sun Prairie West, Watertown, Waupun and Wrightstown. Action begins at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

 

Sevastopol's road to another regional title continues on Friday in Wisconsin Dells as they compete in a tournament featuring Kewaskum, Rhinelander, Aquinas, Oshkosh North, Antigo, Altoona, Wisconsin Dells, Bruce, Clintonville, Dodgeland, Fall River, Peshtigo, Prairie du Chien, Random Lake, Ripon, Riverdale, Shawano Community, Sheboygan North, Waunakee, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Royall, Rio, and Lake Mills. The first match time is to be determined.

 

Algoma continues its tournament action in Reedsville at 8:30 a.m. against teams such as Chilton, Kiel, Mishicot, Ozaukee, Roncalli, and Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

 

Gibraltar begins its tournament action at Central Wisconsin Christian as they face Parkview, Living Word Lutheran, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Hustisford, North Fond du Lac, Sheboygan Lutheran, Sheboygan Christian, Laona-Wabeno, Crandon, and
Deerfield. The first serve is at 1 p.m. and continues on Saturday at 9 a.m.

 

Kewaunee heads to Hilbert to compete against Brillion, Cambria-Friesland, Kohler, and Valders. Tournament play begins at 9 a.m.

 

Southern Door will have to wait until Saturday for their tournament action. They play at Green Bay East, where Auburndale, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Menasha, New London, Plymouth, and Shiocton will also be competing. 

DCU Swim Team hosts Conference Relays

The DCU Swim Team will be hosting the Conference Relays at the Door County YMCA this afternoon, after a good showing at the Seymour Pentathlon for their first conference meet. 

 

Julia Michalski (SBHS) finished 1st overall for sophomores, scoring a total of 100 points. Junior Danica Neville (SDHS) was the top finisher for the juniors followed by Cassie Rankin (SEV) in 2nd place. All three senior swimmers, Christy Braun (SBHS), Sanya Wienke (SBHS), and Brooke Strege (SDHS) finished in the top 10 overall for their age category. 

 

The team appears to be headed on the right track for the rest of the season, with a couple swimmers looking like they have the potential to make some state trips if they keep up their successful starts from Seymour.  

 

The Relays start at 5:00 P.M. 

Packers play preseason finale in Kansas City

The Green Bay Packers will get one last look at their bubble players when they play at Arrowhead Stadium Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

Head Matt LaFleur squashed any hope of seeing potential starters like Aaron Rodgers on the field earlier this week, meaning it will likely by the Jordan Love show for the majority of the game. Quay Walker has been on the few projected starters playing on defense this preseason, while the offense has been trying to showcase potential wide receivers and offensive linemen. The Packers won their first preseason game since 2019 last week against the New Orleans Saints. 

 

The Chiefs have split their preseason matchups, losing at Chicago before beating the Washington Commanders last week.

 

The kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Gibraltar welcomes region's cross country teams for Chief K

An end-of-summer tradition continues Thursday afternoon when Gibraltar hosts the Chief Kahquados Invitational.

 

Algoma, Coleman, Crivitz, De Pere, Denmark, Freedom, Gillett, Hilbert, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Mauston, Mishicot, Oconto, Peshtigo, Providence Academy/NEW Lutheran, Reedsville, Roncalli, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Wausaukee, and Wrightstown will join the Vikings for the series of 5K races that go around Gibraltar's sports complex and inside Peninsula State Park. 

 

De Pere won the boys' race, followed closely by Luxemburg-Casco, with Mauston's Eli Boppart breaking 17 minutes to win the individual title. It was the same story for the girls, with DePere taking the team title and Luxemburg-Casco coming in second place. DePere's Hope Dragseth could go for a repeat after winning with a time of 20:15 last year.

 

The first gun fires at 2 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco soccer tops Kewaunee

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys soccer team opened non-conference play with a resounding 8-1 win over Kewaunee Tuesday afternoon at the L-C Sports Complex.  Johan Amador had a huge night scoring six of the Spartan goals in the first 45 minutes.  Toby Kunkel had the lone goal for the Storm at the 23 minute mark.  Fredman Colindres had a stellar night in the goal with six saves for Luxemburg-Casco (1-0).  

 

GOALS

4' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

7' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Cameron Rombaugh assist)

9' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Reese Barbiaux assist)

11' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

23' Kewaunee (Toby Kunkel; Evan Maccaux assist)

34' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Reese Barbiaux assist)

45' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Reese Barbiaux assist)

56' Luxemburg-Casco (Asbel Vilchez-Ruiz; Cameron Rombaugh assist)

70' Luxemburg-Casco (Pierce Gerl; Rylen Hinckley assist)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Fredman Colindres, 6 saves
Kewaunee, Nathan Melnarik, 14 saves

 

FINAL SCORE
Luxemburg-Casco 8, Kewaunee 1

Brewers blown out by Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers fell hard to the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night losing 10-1 at Dodger Stadium.  Brewer ace Corbin Burnes (9-6) had his roughest start of the season giving up seven runs in just 3.2 innings.  The outing raised Burnes' ERA from 2.48 to 2.84 as the Dodgers were able to get to him early by scoring four runs in the first two scored. 

Milwaukee could only manage one run on an RBI-single by Jonathon Davis in the fifth inning and only four hits all night long.  Tony Gonsolin continued his stellar season going five innings and allowing just three hits to pick up his 16th win of the season with only one loss. 

The Brewers and Dodgers play rubber game of the series Wednesday with first pitch at 8 pm.   

Timber Rattlers drop close one to Lansing

 The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had their chances against the Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. However, the Rattlers left the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning and dropped a 4-3 decision in game one of the six-game series.

 

The Lugnuts (46-69 overall, 22-27 second half) took the lead with a two-out rally in the top of the third. Wisconsin starting pitcher Carlos Rodríguez got the first two outs in the inning before giving up a single to Shane McGuire. Then, McGuire stole second. Denzel Clarke knocked in McGuire with a bloop single to center for the 1-0 lead.

 

Wisconsin (59-55, 23-26) loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with one out on a single by Jose Acosta, a ground rule double by Ethan Murray, and a hit batsman to Jace Peters. Wes Clarke delivered with a two-out, two-run single to center to put the Rattlers up 2-1. Clarke has 22 RBI with the bases loaded the season.

Soccer preview: L-C hosts Kewaunee in season opener

An intercounty matchup kicks off the WIAA soccer season this fall locally.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will welcome Kewaunee for a game under the sinking sun at 6:30 p.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay will do the same thing, but they will see Pulaski come to town for their non-conference matchup. 

 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol's scheduled matchup against Appleton West has been postponed until September 26th.

 

Washington Island will make the trip south to play the Algoma JV squad at 6 p.m.

Volleyball preview: Packerland teams begin season in multi-squad events

The Packerland Conference will have multiple teams in action Tuesday as they get their regular seasons underway 

 

Gibraltar will open their season on the road in Crivitz at 9 a.m. They are scheduled to play Coleman, Florence, Goodman/Pembine, Laona-Wabeno, Marinette, Mercer, and Niagara.

 

Sturgeon Bay will travel to play Reedsville to face Freedom and the host school in a triangular meet beginning at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Kewaunee tennis hits road vs. Waupun

The Kewaunee tennis team hits the courts again on Tuesday, this time at Waupun.

 

The Storm tennis team opened their season up against Sheboygan Falls last week, but no results have been shared. Waupun was swept by Lake Mills last week 7-0. No players won a set, but Naomi Kelly, Ava Schmidt, and all of their double teams earned game wins. 

 

The matches begin in Waupun at 4 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay hosts golf meet at Cherry Hills

The Sturgeon Bay girls golf team is back in action on Tuesday and will not have to travel far for it.

 

The Clippers will play at Cherry Hills Golf Course beginning at 10 a.m. against Bay Conference opponents Bonduel, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano Community, West De Pere, Winneconne, and Xavier.

 

Along with Luxemburg-Casco at Northbrook, the Clippers were in action on Monday. No results from those meets have been shared.

Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco start week on the course

The Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco girls golf teams will not waste anytime this week competing against other teams this week with Monday meets.

 

The Clippers will join Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano Community, West De Pere, Winneconne and Xavier for a Bay Conference meet at Golden Sands Golf Course in Cecil beginning at 10 a.m.

 

The Spartans will host North Eastern Conference foes Denmark and Oconto Falls for a triangular meet at Northbrook Country Club for a 10 a.m. tee time.

 

Both teams have had scheduled meets so far this year, though results have not been shared.

Kolberg repeats as DCBL Playoff Champs on 105.1 The GOAT

A team that made it look easy all season prevailed in exciting fashion Sunday afternoon as Kolberg held onto beat Washington Island 10-9.

 

It started to look that way after four innings at least when the Braves scored seven unanswered runs after the Islanders plated one in the opening frame on a Luke Geiger sacrifice fly.  Kyle Routhieaux (hit by pitch) and Trevor Reinhardt (bases-loaded walk) gave the Braves the lead right back without taking the bat off their shoulders.

 

The Braves would bat around and score five in the fourth inning thanks to RBI hits from Nick LeCaptain, Austin Rohe, Austin Dart, and another bases-loaded walk earned by Charlie Neinas.

 

The two teams would trade pairs of runs in the sixth inning to leave the score 9-3 after six innings with Caleb Cornell and Ben Johnson driving in runs for the Islanders and Jake Schneider and Christian Cournard doing the same for the Braves. The two teams would also trade tallies in the eighth with the Islanders' Ben Geiger and Schneider driving in runs.

 

Schneider's RBI in the eighth would loom large as the Islanders bat around in the ninth, registering their own five-run inning. An error by Schneider opened the door for Cornell's bases-loaded walk, Ben Johnson's bases-loaded hit by pitch, and Geiger's two-run single to make it 10-9. With men still on bases, Tyler Neinas shut the door on the Islanders' rally and secured the Braves' double championship season.

 

Both teams registered 12 hits and left a combined 25 men on base in the game. Rohe earned the win while Neinas earned the save.

 

 

Kernels Homers Hurt Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers clawed their way back into a 2-2 tie with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Sunday afternoon at Perfect Game Field.  Then, the Kernels scored five runs on three swings of the bat in the bottom of the sixth and pulled away for a 7-3 win in the final meeting of the season between the two teams.

 

Seth Gray put the Kernels (68-46 overall, 25-23 second half) up 2-0 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.  Gray has hit five of his fourteen home runs against Wisconsin this season.

 

The Timber Rattlers (59-54, 23-25) were facing left-hander Jaylen Nowlin, who was making his Midwest League debut as the Kernels starting pitcher.  Nowlin walked Wes Clarke with two outs in the top of the first.  He retired the next thirteen Wisconsin hitters in a row as he carried a no-hitter into the sixth.

Antonio Piñero didn’t let the no-hit bid go any deeper into the game as he doubled to start the top of the sixth.  Reidy Mercado followed with a bunt single to put runners on the corners. 

Ben Metzinger singled through the right side of the infield with one out to score Piñero for Wisconsin’s first run of the game.  Mercado and Metzinger pulled a double steal, and it paid off as Nowlin threw a wild pitch with two outs to let Mercado score the tying run.

Justin Jarvis, the Wisconsin starter, got the first out in the bottom of the sixth, but gave up a single to Jeferson Morales on a 3-2 pitch.  That single happened on Jarvis’s 100th pitch of the game and he was taken out of the game in favor of Joey Matulovich.

Wander Javier hit Matulovich’s second pitch for a home run and the Kernels had a 4-2 lead.

Willie Joe Garry Jr was next, and he lined a triple off the wall in right.  The throw to third skipped into the Wisconsin dugout and Garry scored on the error.

Later in the inning Brooks Lee, the #1 pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2022 draft, hit another two-run home run and the Kernels were up 7-2.

Jarvis, who struck out six and allowed three runs over 5-1/3 innings was charged with the loss.

Nowlin went six innings and struck out eleven as he turned the game over to the Cedar Rapids bullpen to preserve his first win with the Kernels.

Darrien Miller hit a solo home run against Bradley Hanner in the top of the eighth.  The blast was Miller’s tenth home run of the season, but it would be the last run of the game.

The Rattlers dropped five of the six games in the series to the Kernels at Perfect Game Field.  Cedar Rapids wound up winning the season series from the Rattlers with thirteen wins out of the twenty-four games played between the teams.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday night when they host the Lansing Lugnuts at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Carlos Rodriguez (1-1, 1.76) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Game time is 6:40pm.

 

Brewers salvage game at Wrigley

The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of an exasperated Chicago Cubs bullpen in a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. 

 

The Cubs took an early 2-0 lead with Ian Happ homering in the first inning and Seiya Suzuki going yard in the fourth inning. Brandon Woodruff showed his ace stuff the rest of the game, going just shy of six innings pitched with five strikeouts. The Brewers began chipping away from there with Rowdy Tellez and Keston Hiura homering the tie the game. A sacrifice fly in the eighth inning by Willy Adames essentially won the game for the Brewers while Hiura's two-run homer salted the game away in the ninth. 


The Brewers now head to Los Angeles to take on the National League leading Los Angeles Dodgers for a three-game set beginning at 9:10 p.m.

Brewers drop second straight heartbreaker

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a second straight one-run game on Saturday to the Chicago Cubs, this time by a 6-5 margin in 11 innings.

 

The Brewers struck in the first inning on an RBI groundout by Andrew McCutchen, only to see the lead disappear a few innings later on a Willson Contreras two-run homer for the Cubs. Willy Adames helped the Brewers take the lead with a two-run homer in the eighth. That's where the see-saw battle would begin with the Brewers' bullpen faltering in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh innings. Contreras eventually hit the game-winning hit in the 11th to send the Cubs to their second straight win over the Brewers.

 

It was an odd day for Christian Yelich, who scored two runs and registered a hit, a key miscue in the 10th opened the door for the Cubs to steal the game for a second straight day. 

 

The two teams will battle again Sunday at 1:20 p.m.

Bullpen Closes Out Suspended Game for a Rattler Win

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers bullpen covered the final six innings of Friday’s suspended game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels when the game resumed on Saturday night at Perfect Game Field.  The relievers allowed two runs and struck out six as they protected a comfortable lead from Friday and turned the game into a 6-2 Wisconsin victory.

 

The Timber Rattlers (59-52 overall, 23-23 second half) built a 5-0 lead through 3-1/2 innings on Friday night before rain halted play. 

Wes Clarke and Joe Gray Jr each hit two-run home runs.  Antonio Piñero added a sacrifice fly for the fifth run.  Brady Schanuel was the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  He tossed three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Zach Mort took over for Schanuel in the bottom of the fourth inning on the restart.  The Kernels had two runners on with one out before Mort got Wander Javier to ground into an inning-ending double play.

The Kernels (66-46, 23-23) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two-out, two-run hit by Jake Rucker.

Karlos Morales took over for Mort to start the sixth inning he worked around a two-out walk in the bottom of the sixth.  Morales retired the first two batters he saw in the bottom of the seventh but walked the next two batters to bring the tying run to the plate.  Seth Gray sent a grounder to the right side of the infield.  The ball got by Clarke, the first baseman who made a lunging attempt to grab the ball.  Ethan Murray, the second baseman, fielded the ball in short right and fired a strike to a running Morales covering first base for the final out of the inning.

Morales, working for the second time in relief for the Rattlers since his call up from Carolina, would be credited with the win, his first in the Midwest League.

Robbie Baker worked a scoreless eighth inning before Wisconsin added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Gray.  Baker went back out and tossed a scoreless ninth for his fourth save of the season.

The win snapped Wisconsin’s three-game losing streak and evened the season series between the Rattlers and Cedar Rapids.  Both teams have eleven wins against each other this season.

DCU Swim Team competes in Seymour Pentathlon

The Door County United Girls Swim Team consisting of swimmers from Sevastopol High School, Sturgeon Bay High School, and Southern Door High School competed in the Seymour Pentathlon for their first conference matchup of the 2022 season. The team was very successful in this season opener. Each swimmer competed in the same 5 events and scoring was completed by grade level. Regan Kasten (SBHS) finished 3rd overall for freshman swimmers followed closely by Kailyn Neville (SDHS) who finished 4th. Julia Michalski (SBHS) finished 1st overall for sophomores, scoring a total of 100 points. Junior Danica Neville (SDHS) was the top finisher for the juniors followed by Cassie Rankin (SEV) in 2nd place. All three senior swimmers, Christy Braun (SBHS), Sanya Wienke (SBHS), and Brooke Strege (SDHS) finished in the top 10 overall for their age category. The entire team competed extremely well and they are showing great potential for the remainder of their conference meets this season. The DCU swim team will next compete in the Conference Relays Meet at the Door County YMCA on Thursday August 25th at 5:00 p.m. 

Southern Door blanks Oostburg

Southern Door started their season off on a high note by blanking the Flying Dutchmen of Oostburg 27-0 in Oostburg. 

 

That win was win number one as an Eagle for new head coach Mark Jonas, as he stepped in this past season. The defense was stifling all night, as the offense for Oostburg was unable to move the ball down the field and turn possessions into points. 

 

Drew Daoust impressed in his first game as Quarterback this season, completing 90% of his passes, and throwing for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. Daoust finished the game with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. On the defensive side of the ball, Taylor Schaefer lived up to his preseason hype, as he finished with 10 total tackles on the night. 

 

Southern Door will shift their focus onto Week 2 as they will play under their home lights for the first time this season as they will be hosting the Lions of Lomira at Southern Door. Lomira won their week one contest by a score of 56-7 against Horicon/Hustisford. The Lions rushed for a total of 337 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground in that game. 

Volleyball teams tune up for season with scrimmages

With the regular season right around the corner, the area's volleyball teams are ensuring they get a feel for their rosters ahead of time.

 

Two-time defending state champion Luxemburg-Casco will scrimmage against Appleton North, Howards Grove, and River Falls at River Falls beginning at noon. The JV squads will host those schools at Luxemburg-Casco.

Kewaunee will meet Chilton, Random Lake, and Reedsville in Chilton at 9 a.m.

 

Southern Door will visit Pulaski to battle the host school, Oconto, and Oconto Falls at 9 a.m.

 

Algoma and Sevastopol will join Kohler at Shawano for scrimmages beginning at 9 a.m.

Sturgeon Bay routs Green Bay West on 103.3 The Clipper

Sturgeon Bay bursted onto the scene back in 11-Player football week one, making a statement by blowing out the Wildcats of Green Bay West 41-7. 

 

The Clippers took an early lead as Danny Lodl aired out a deep pass that connected with Wide Receiver Bryce Plzak on a 73 Yard touchdown that left two Wildcat defenders in the dust. It was not just all offense for the Clippers in the 1st half, as Caleb Plzak picked off Quarterback Ronald Schmocker, and David Zuehlke forced and recovered a fumble all in the first quarter. 

 

Lodl would again air it out and find Patrick Haese for a 40 yard connection getting the Clippers down to the 7 yard line of the Wildcats. David Zuehlke would do the rest of the work from there, as he ran in one of his two first half touchdowns to make the game 21-0. Tagging on another rushing touchdown, this time by Mason Sacotte, the Clippers raced out to a 41-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. 

 

The Wildcats showed fight in the second half, as backup quarterback Ricky Bell came in to replace an injured Ronald Schmocker. Bell ended up leading the Wildcats on a scoring drive towards the end of the third quarter, as he was able to find his receiver Ty Philips for a 40 yard touchdown. The Clippers would end up dominating the clock the entire second half, as a running clock was assessed coming out of the half. 

 

The Player of the Game was David Zuehlke, with two rushing touchdowns and multiple tackles on defense. 

 

The Clippers are back in action next Friday as they take on the Red Robins of Antigo. Antigo is 0-1 after a big loss to Wittenberg-Birnamwood. The game will be carried live on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Rattlers and Kernels Suspended by Rain in the Fourth Inning

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Cedar Rapids Kernels will have to wait until Saturday to finish Friday’s game.  Rain stopped the Midwest League contest at Perfect Game Field with the Timber Rattlers leading 5-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning.

 

Wes Clarke gave the Rattlers (58-52 overall, 22-23 second half) the lead with a line drive, two-run home run to right-center with one out in the top of the first inning.  The homer was Clarke’s ninth of the season.

Brady Schanuel was tapped to make his second straight start after 99 straight relief appearances as a pro.  He pitched a 1-2-3 first inning with two strikeouts.  In the second, Schanuel had runners at first and second with two outs.  Charles Mack sent a grounder up the middle.  Second baseman Ethan Murray made a diving stop to keep the ball from getting into the outfield, but the infield single loaded the bases for the Kernels (66-45, 23-22).  Schanuel got the final out on a deep fly to right that was run down by Arbert Cipion on the track.

Clarke drew a two-out walk in the top of the third to extend the inning.  Then, Joe Gray Jr cracked a home run, his fourteenth of the season, to left and the Rattlers were up 4-0 after three innings as Schanuel worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the inning.

Wisconsin tacked on an insurance run in the top of the fourth inning.  Murray walked and took second on an errant pickoff throw.  Cipion put runners on the corners when he reached on an error and the spelled the end of the line for Kernels starter Luis Rijo.

Ryan Shreve took over for Rijo and allowed a sacrifice fly to Antonio Piñero to put the Rattlers up 5-0.

Zach Mort was warming up for the Timber Rattlers to start the bottom of the fourth inning when the call for the tarp was made.  The game was officially halted just over an hour later.

Spartans run past Comets on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans used a 34-0 run to cruise past the Waupaca Comets 47-21 on the road Friday night.

 

The Comets took an early lead when Parker Krcmar rushed in from 10 yards out to make it a 7-0 lead. Max Ronsman took over from there as he scampered in from 17 yards out and threw a 50 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Routhieaux to make it 14-7 after the first quarter. Ronsman would score twice in the second quarter, one from three yards and another from 82 yards as the Spartans were in control heading into halftime with a 27-7 advantage.

 

Christopher VanWielen open the third quarter with a five-yard score to make it 34-7, but the Comets would storm back to make it interesting. Krcmar threw a pair of touchdowns to Aaron Wolff and Andre Hendrix to tighten the score to 34-21. The Spartans turned back the tide in the fourth quarter as they forced two turnovers. VanWielen caught the ball off a tipped pass for the first interception that he would later turn into a three-yard rushing score. Sawyer Dorn picked off the second pass on an overthrown pass by Krcmar. The Spartans would drive the ball down the field, capping it off with a Jacob DeGrave 18-yard touchdown run.

 

Ronsman was the player of the game with four touchdowns on offense and a number of tackles on defense.

 

The Spartans are back in action on Friday night when they host the Seymour Thunder. The game will be carried live on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

(Photo by Ron LeCloux)

 

 

 

 

 

Brewers earn series split

Corbin Burnes kept the Los Angeles Dodgers' bats silent and let the offense do its thing in a 5-3 Milwaukee Brewers victory Thursday afternoon.

 

Three homers did the damage for the Brewers with Andrew McCutchen homering in the first and third innings to put the team up 3-0. McCutchen was along for the ride on Hunter Renfroe's homer in the fifth inning to make it 5-0. The Dodgers would rally in the sixth inning with Will Smith and Gavin Lux driving in runs to make 5-3, but four Brewers relievers would pitch the final 3 1/3 innings while allowing no hits or runs to finish off the Dodgers.

 

The Brewers head south Friday for a weekend set against the Chicago Cubs beginning at 1:20 p.m.

Football Round-up: L-C on 104.1 WRLU, Sturgeon Bay on The Clipper Friday

The high school football season got underway Thursday and continues with two games featured on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

On Thursday, Kewaunee avenged last year's season-opening loss with a 28-21 win over Kiel.

 

On Friday, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will travel to Waupaca to take on the Comets in a non-conference football game Friday night in the season opener. The pregame is set for 6:45 pm on 104.1 WRLU and kickoff at 7 pm from Waupaca High School.  Paul Schmitt and Tim Kowols will have the play-by-play of the game that will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will return to 11-Player football Friday night, as they will be playing in their first non-8-Player game in three seasons. Waiting for them, will be a matchup with Green Bay West.  Quinn Struck and Gary Barta will be on the call from Memorial Field with the pregame show beginning at 6:45 and kickoff scheduled for 7:00 P.M on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

In return to action for the first time since losing two straight weeks to Kewaunee to end their season last year, the Eagles of Southern Door will look to sink the Flying Dutchmen of Oostburg during their week one meeting. 

 

Eight-man football will begin their regular season next week, but that will not keep the area's teams off the field this weekend. Gibraltar travels to St. Mary's for a 1 p.m. scrimmage. Sevastopol and Algoma will take on each other Saturday.

 

In NFL football, the Green Bay Packers will face the New Orleans Saints for a third time on Friday after hosting them for practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be another showcase for the back-ups when the game begins at 7 p.m.

 

 

Cedar Rapids Solo Homer Stops Wisconsin

Two Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitchers allowed one hit to the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Thursday Night at Perfect Game Field.  Four Kernels pitchers gave up three hits to the Rattlers in the game.  The only hit that scored a run went to the Kernels as Mikey Perez hit a lead-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Kernels handed Wisconsin a 1-0 defeat.

 

The Timber Rattlers (58-52 overall, 22-23 second half) had a chance to get on the board early with back-to-back singles by Eduardo García and Joe Gray Jr in the top of the second inning against Tyler Palm, who was making his first start since 2019.  However, Palm got a strikeout and a 6-4-3 double play to escape the inning.  Palm would work three innings before turning the game over to the bullpen.

Jon Olsen, who would pick up the win for the Kernels, walked one over 2-2/3 innings.
 

Wisconsin starting pitcher Stiven Cruz was impressive in his Midwest League debut.  He only made one mistake over six innings.

 

Perez gave the Kernels a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth.  Perez hit an 0-1 pitch from Cruz that just cleared the high wall in left for a home run.

Cruz walked two and struck out six over six innings and took the tough luck loss.

Wisconsin’s best scoring opportunity after the second inning happened in the sixth.  Ernesto Martinez singled with two outs against Matthew Swain, the Kernels third pitcher of the night.  Martinez stole second and went to third on a throwing error on the play.  However, Swain got the final out of the inning.

 

Taylor Floyd pitched two innings out of the Wisconsin bullpen and struck out five without allowing a hit.

The Rattlers could not stage a late rally.  Darrien Miller was hit by a pitch with two outs in the top of the eighth inning by Bradley Hanner, who got the final out on a grounder to second.  Hanner closed out the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his second save.
 

Game four of the series is Friday night at Perfect Game Field.  Brady Schanuel (0-1, 3.76) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  The Kernels will counter with Luis Rijo (0-1, 6.75).  Game time is 6:35pm.

Bucks draw Christmas Day rematch

The Milwaukee Bucks are ensuring you spend plenty of time in front of the TV on Christmas Day.

 

The NBA made its season announcement earlier this week, which included its day-long slate of Christmas Day games. It includes a second straight holiday matchup against the Boston Celtics as a chaser to the Packers/Dolphins game earlier in the day.

 

It is one of 32 games on national TV, which includes their season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers  on the road on October 20th.

 

You can see the full schedule here.

Washington Island, Kolberg battle for DCBL Playoff Championship on 105.1 The GOAT

It all comes down to Sunday afternoon when Kolberg hosts Washington Island for the Door County Baseball League Playoff Championship.

 

Both teams were locked in close battles last Sunday to earn their respective spots. The Islanders upset Sister Bay 1-0 in 12 innings, with Caleb Cornell knocking in Ray McDonald for the game-winning run. Troy Jorgenson went the distance as he pitched all 12 innings of the shutout victory. 

 

The Braves outlasted West Jacksonport in the other semifinal 4-3. The Ports took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but Trevor Reinhardt and Jake Schneider kept things locked down from that point. Kyle Daoust scored in the eighth inning for what proved to be the game-winning run.  

 

The game will be carried on your home for Door County Baseball League all season long, 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

Solo shots sink Brewers

Eric Lauer was great, but two mistakes and a lack of offense sent the Milwaukee Brewers to another loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

 

Lauer shut down the Dodgers for five innings, but a sixth-inning solo shot by Austin Barnes and another one in the seventh by Max Muncy proved to be the difference in the defeat. Christian Yelich's RBI single was all the Brewers could muster in a four-hit game for the home team. 


Both teams' pitchers went seven innings, but the Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin held the upper hand. He struck out eight across his seven shutout innings to improve to 15-1 on the season.

 

The two teams wrap up their series at American Family Field at 1:10 p.m. Thursday.

Cedar Rapids Outduels Wisconsin

The Cedar Rapids Kernels edged the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2-1 on Wednesday night at Perfect Game Field.  Three Wisconsin pitchers combined for fourteen strikeouts, but the Kernels scored twice in the sixth inning to erase Wisconsin’s precarious 1-0 lead.

 

Joe Gray Jr gave the Timber Rattlers (58-51 overall, 22-22 second half) the lead with a single to center to score Ben Metzinger from second base in the fourth inning.  The was the only run allowed by Kernels starter Travis Adams, who allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out eight over five innings.

Wisconsin starting pitcher Carlos Rodríguez struck out nine over five innings to set a new single-game high as a professional.  Rodríguez went back out for the sixth and gave up a single to Brooks Lee, who was caught trying to steal second for the first out.  Rodriguez walked the next two batters on 3-2 pitches and left the game for Robbie Baker.

Baker had retired nineteen batters in a row over his last three outings and had not allowed a hit in his first four appearances in August.  Pat Winkel was the first batter Baker faced on Wednesday night and he tied the game for the Kernels with an RBI single to center on the second pitch he saw.  Baker threw a wild pitch with Jeferson Morales at the plate to move runners to second and third.  Baker would strike out Morales for the second out.

However, as Baker was delivering a 1-1 pitch to Wander Javier, a balk was called on Baker to allow the go-ahead run to score.  Baker would bounce back to strike out Javier and pitch a scoreless seventh with two more strikeouts.  Ryan Middendorf worked a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout out of the Wisconsin bullpen.

Those two runs in the sixth were all the Kernels (65-45, 22-22) needed.  Wisconsin got a single in the seventh against Bobby Milacki and a two-out single in the ninth against Hunter McMahon, but the Rattlers never threatened to tie the game against the Cedar Rapids relievers.

Gray had three of Wisconsin’s hits and drove in their only run of the game.

 

Game three of the series is Thursday night at Perfect Game Field.  First pitch is at 6:35pm.  The starting pitchers for both teams will make their Midwest League debut on Thursday.  Stiven Cruz has been named as the Timber Rattlers starting pitcher.  The Kernels will have Jaylen Nowlin as their starter.

Clippers golf heads to Shawano Thursday

The Sturgeon Bay golf team will get plenty of time on the course this week as they head to their second meet in three days. Bonduel, Green Bay/NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Seymour, Sturgeon Bay, West De Pere, Winneconne, and Xavier will tee off at 10 a.m. at Shawano Lake Golf Course. No results from previous meets have been shared.

Kewaunee opens 2022 football season at home vs. Kiel

The Kewaunee football team will try to pick up where they left off last season when they host Kiel Thursday evening.

 

The Storm went 10-3 last season en route to a Packerland Conference crown and an appearance in the second round of the WIAA Playoffs. Returning to the team is starting quarterback Mitchell Thompson who was All-Conference First Team last season and is on the watchlist for the Dave Krieg Award this year.

 

The Raiders went 5-5 last year as they finished in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference before bowing out to Catholic Memorial in the first round. One of their five wins did come against the Storm as the Raiders scored the game-winning score in overtime to win 13-7 in the 2021 opener.

 

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

UWGB women basketball announces Horizon League schedule

The Green Bay women's basketball program announced their 2022-23 Horizon League schedule Wednesday morning, adding to the slate of nine non-conference games that were announced on August 5.


Green Bay finished third in the Horizon League last season, just behind Youngstown State and IUPUI. The Phoenix had five games cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but still finished the season strong at 19-8, and 14-4 in league play.

Head coach Kevin Borseth picked up career win number 750 against Oklahoma State on Nov. 26 and garnered his 450th career win with Green Bay at home against UIC on Feb. 17, 2022. Hailey Oskey was named All-League First Team, Bailey Butler was named the Freshman of the Year, Sixth Player of the Year, and All-Freshman Team, while Maddy Schreiber was also named to the All-Freshman Team. The Phoenix also made the WNIT for the sixth time in program history.

In total, Green Bay will play 16 home games this season, including two exhibitions and 10 HL contests.

Complete 2022 Green Bay Women's Basketball Schedule
Oct. 26 – vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exh.)
Nov. 2 – vs. Michigan Tech (Exh.)
Nov. 7 – at Drake
Nov. 12 – vs. Marist
Nov. 18 – at St. Louis
Nov. 24 – vs. Florida (St. Pete's Showcase – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Nov. 25 – vs. Northeastern (St. Pete's Showcase – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Dec. 1 – at Milwaukee
Dec. 3 – at IUPUI
Dec. 10 – vs. North Dakota State
Dec. 14 – vs. Wisconsin
Dec. 18 – at Illinois State
Dec. 21 – vs. Chicago State
Dec. 29 – vs. Oakland
Dec. 31 – vs. Detroit Mercy
Jan. 5 – at Wright State
Jan. 7 – at Northern Kentucky
Jan. 12 – at Purdue Fort Wayne
Jan. 14 – at Cleveland State
Jan. 20 – vs. Youngstown State
Jan. 22 – vs. Robert Morris
Jan. 26 – vs. Milwaukee
Jan. 30 – vs. IUPUI
Feb. 3 – at Detroit Mercy
Feb. 5 – at Oakland
Feb. 10 – vs. Northern Kentucky
Feb. 12 – vs. Wright State
Feb. 17 – at Robert Morris
Feb. 19 – at Youngstown State
Feb. 23 – vs. Cleveland State
Feb. 25 – vs. Purdue Fort Wayne

Brewers top Dodgers in extra innings

A two-run single by Victor Caratini in the 11th inning propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night at American Family Field. 

Christian Yelich crushed a 451-foot home run in the fifth inning to snap a 0-26 slump and gave the Brewers a 3-2 at the time. Willy Adames also went yard in the first inning to start the scoring.

Brandon Woodruff started for the Brewers and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out eight in five innings.  Brent Suter (4-3)  picked up the win for Milwaukee.

The Dodgers and Brewers will play the final game of the series Wednesday night with first pitch set for 7:05 pm. 

Rattlers fall to Kernels 7-2

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers dropped game one of their six-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels 7-2 on Tuesday night at Perfect Game Field. The Kernels offense used two homers to pull away and their bullpen was almost perfect over the final 5-2/3 innings. The Kernels scored in all four innings in which they put the lead-off batter on base.

 

Kernels starting pitcher Orlando Rodríguez recorded four strikeouts and allowed no hits in the first inning, but Wisconsin (58-50 overall, 22-21 second half) scored an unearned run. Jeferson Quero struck out for what should have been the final out of the first, but a wild pitch let him take first base. Then, Ben Metzinger’s popup to short was dropped to put runners at second and third. Rodríguez threw another wild pitch and this one let Quero score to give Wisconsin the lead.

 

Cedar Rapids (64-45, 21-22) came back to tie the game in the bottom of the first inning when two singles and a wild pitch by Rattlers starter Justin Jarvis put runners on second and third with no outs. Jake Rucker knocked in the run for the Kernels with a sacrifice fly.

 

Jarvis walked Mikey Perez, the lead-off batter in the second, on four pitches. Perez stole second and scored on a one-out single by Willie Joe Garry Jr to put the Kernels up 2-1.

 

Rodríguez got a strikeout to start the top of the fourth inning to set a new single-game high as a pro with nine. He would not get another K. Eduardo García singled on doubled on an 0-2 pitch. Then, Ernesto Martínez singled to right to drive in García with the tying run. That would chase Rodríguez from the game. Derek Molina took over and got out of the inning with Martínez running on a pitch to Ethan Murray. Martínez was around second and halfway to third base as Murray’s popup to second was caught and turned into an easy double play.

Sturgeon Bay golf visits Peshtigo Tuesday

The Sturgeon Bay girls' golf team will hit the links again this week for meet action.

 

The Clippers are scheduled to face Bonduel, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Seymour, Shawano Community, West De Pere, Winneconne, and Xavier at Vernon Hills Golf Course nearby host school Peshtigo. Sturgeon Bay had a pair of meets scheduled for last week in the Oconto area, but no results were provided.

 

Tee time is set for 10 a.m.

Kewaunee tennis opens season against Sheboygan Falls

The Kewaunee girls' tennis team will play in its first meet of the season on Tuesday when they host Sheboygan Falls.

 

The Storm did not fare well against the Falcons last year in their pre-school year matchup, getting swept 7-0. The hope is the Storm will be able to add players to the squad after only fielding a six-girl team last season.

 

Matches begin at 4 p.m. 

Packers welcome Saints to training camp

You will see black and gold alongside green and gold at Ray Nitschke Field on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

The Green Bay Packers will host joint practices with the New Orleans Saints ahead of their Friday night preseason matchup. It is becoming common in Titletown after the Jets came to town last year and the Texans before that.

 

That could mean that if your kid has ever dreamed of having a player ride their bike our scooter, their chances just improved dramatically. 

Brewers can't get offense going against Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers could only manage four hits in its 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in their series opener Monday night at American Family Field.

 

Freddie Freeman homered in the first inning, giving the Dodgers the only run they would need. Will Smith hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Gavin Lux launched a two-run bomb in the sixth to cap off the scoring for the Dodgers.

 

Freddy Peralta took the loss for the Brewers while Luis Urias sparkled for the Dodgers, going five innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts. The bullpen didn't allow a hit, including a rare four-strikeout inning by the newly acquired Chris Martin. 

 

The two teams face each other at the same time again Tuesday.

Spartans golf take the links again Monday

After starting play last week, the Luxemburg-Casco girls' golf team begin their home slate with a meet at Northbrook Golf Course Monday.

 

The Spartans are scheduled to host Fox Valley Lutheran and Marinette beginning at 10 a.m.  The team is coming off a pair of scheduled meets in Oconto Falls and Oconto last week. No results were shared with the media. 

 

The JV will get their swings in on Friday when they compete against Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay Preble, Marinette, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Pulaski, Seymour, Shawano Community, Sheboygan North, and West De Pere. Th meet will take place at Highland Ridge Golf Course in De Pere.

Brewers drop game, series to Cardinals

A pair of late Cardinals homers doomed the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon as they lost in St. Louis 6-3. 

 

Hunter Renfroe's 20th homer of the year put the first two runs on the board for the Brewers, with Albert Pujols getting one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning. That continued a theme for the Cardinals, who got a sixth-inning homer from Tyler O'Neil and a pair of eighth-inning dingers from Dylan Carlson and Pujols in the eighth inning to flip the script from a 2-1 deficit to a 6-2 lead. Rowdy Tellez added on his 24th homer of the season of the ninth, but the offense would stall after that. Taylor Rogers took the Brewers' loss after giving up the two homers in the eighth. 

 

The Brewers return home  Monday to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 7:10 p.m. first pitch.

Islanders stun Bays in marathon game on 105.1 The GOAT

It took 12 innings for either team to score a run, and it was the Washington Island Islanders that got to celebrate Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 win over Sister Bay to advance to next Sunday's Door County Baseball League Playoff Championship.

 

The two-headed monster of Sam Forkert and Matt Hecht stymied the Islanders' batters for 11 innings, striking out eight and allowing eight hits. Even when they did get in trouble, their defense bailed them out, including a double play started by a diving grab by Griffin Cole and a game-preserving grab in centerfield by Sawyer Johnson.

 

Troy Jorgenson just happened to pitch a little better on Sunday, pitching all 12 innings of shutout ball while striking out eight.

 

The Islanders' game-winning rally started with a Ray McDonald double, who was able to advance on a ground-out by Ryan Jorgenson. Caleb Cornell delivered the eventual game-winning RBI single two batters later. Jorgenson put the brakes on the Bays' offense in the bottom of the 12th, thanks partly to a sliding play in foul territory by McDonald and a game-ending catch by Ben Johnson in right field.

 

The Islanders will travel to Kolberg next Sunday to face the Braves, who took advantage of a bases-loaded walk and a balked-in run to beat West Jacksonport 4-3. The game will be broadcast on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Rattlers Hang on to Beat South Bend and Claim Series

The opportunities were there for the South Bend Cubs on Sunday afternoon against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Wisconsin bullpen and defense pulled those opportunities away in a 5-3 victory with 5-2/3 scoreless innings.  Jackson Chourio was the offensive star for Wisconsin as the #1 prospect of the Milwaukee Brewers went 4-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored.

 

Chourio gave the Rattlers (58-49 overall, 22-20) the lead and the fans something to marvel two batters into the bottom of the first inning.  Darrien Miller drew a four-pitch walk from South Bend starting pitcher Daniel Palencia to start the frame.  Palencia fell behind Chourio with three straight balls.  Chourio had a 3-0 green light and he drove a 99-mph fastball from Palencia over the wall in left for a 400-foot, two-run home run with an exit velocity of 103-mph.

The Cubs (59-49, 25-17) answered in similar fashion in the top of the third.  Wisconsin starter Israel Puello walked Pete Crow-Armstrong to start the inning.  Then, Jordan Nwogu hit a two-run homer to tie the game.

Wisconsin rallied in the bottom of the third to take back the lead.  Miller walked and Chourio singled with one out.  Zavier Warren drew a walk to load the bases.  Jeferson Quero drove in Miller with a single to right and the Rattlers were up 3-2. 

Eduardo García was up with two outs and sent ball up the middle that Palencia deflected with his right arm into the base umpire for an infield single and a 4-2 lead.  Palencia followed that with a wild pitch to let Warren score for a three-run cushion.

Puello got the first out in the top of the fourth inning but walked the next three batters to load the bases.  Wisconsin called on Christian Tripp to face Pete Crow-Armstrong, the #4 prospect in the Chicago Cubs minor league system.  Tripp got the strikeout for the second out of the inning.  However, a walk to Nwogu forced in a run before Tripp got the final out of the inning to keep the Rattlers up 5-3.

The game would follow that pattern for the rest of the game.  South Bend would get a runner on bases or into scoring position only to see a Wisconsin reliever escape the jam.

Taylor Floyd, who took over for Tripp in the sixth inning, had a runner at third with one out but struck out Crow-Armstrong and retired Nwogu on a flyout to center. 

In the seventh, Floyd faced a bases-loaded situation with one out and Kevin Made at the plate.  Made sent a sharp grounder that was headed to the outfield for a game-tying single.  Eduardo García made a diving stop at short and flipped the ball to second.  Jose Acosta made a bare-hand catch as he stepped on second and fired to first in time for the inning-ending double play.

James Meeker entered the game in the top of the eighth and hit the first batter he faced before getting Yeison Santana to hit into a much more routine 6-4-3 double play.

Meeker got the first out of the ninth when Nwogu tried to bunt his way on base but was retired when Miller made the catch in foul territory behind the plate.  The degree of difficulty was ramped up as the next two batters reached on a single and a double to put the tying runs in scoring position with one out.  Meeker settled down to close out the game as he struck out Pablo Aliendo and got BJ Murray to line out to left to end the game.

South Bend stranded twelve runners and went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position in the game.

The victory gave Wisconsin the edge in the season series over the Cubs.  The Rattlers went 10-8 against South Bend this season and have claimed the tie-breaker.  If the two teams end the second half tied at the top of the division, Wisconsin would make the playoffs on the tie-breaker.

The race for the second-half Western Division Title tightened up even more on Sunday.  The Beloit Sky Carp rallied with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the West Michigan Whitecaps at home.  The Sky Carp trail the Cubs by one game.  The Timber Rattlers are three games back with 24 games to play.  Beloit heads to South Bend to start a six-game series on Tuesday night.
 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They are back in action on Tuesday evening with game one of a series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the first-half Western Division champions, at Perfect Game Field in Iowa.  Justin Jarvis (9-6, 3.74) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Game time is 6:35pm.

Southern Door Youth Wrestlers 'RUMBLE in the RAFTERS'

More than 20 Southern Door youth wrestlers battled the heat on Saturday, August 6th as they took part in the first ever "Rumble in the Rafters" Wrestling Fun Camp hosted at Scott & Stacie Jeanquart's farm.  The event is comparable to the previous "Barn Brawl" fun camp that the Southern Door Wrestling Club has held for the past 10 years.  

 

New and experienced wrestlers participated in not only wrestling practices and a dual team event, but had plenty of healthy and fun activities including the always  popular obstacle course!  A BIG thank you to the B.U.G. Fire Dept, Door County Sheriff's Dept, and all of the volunteer coaches, mentors and parents that helped make the event happen!  Special thanks to Scott & Stacie Jeanquart for hosting!  The Rumble in the Rafters will be an annual event that focuses on good health and team camaraderie, with an emphasis on having fun and good sportsmanship.  

 

 

Photos by:  Stacy Motquin

 

 

 

Wisconsin Uses Three Relievers and Hits Three Homers for the Win

 It was a bullpen game for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers against the South Bend Cubs on Saturday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Brady Schanuel, making his first professional start, teamed up with Ryan Middendorf and Robbie Baker to hold South Bend to one run while Wisconsin hitters banged three homers in a 4-1 victory over the Western Division leaders on a wet night at the ballpark.

 

The Cubs (59-48 overall, 25-16 second half) made a mistake in the bottom of the second inning to open the door and the Rattlers took advantage with back-to-back home runs for a 3-0 lead.  South Bend starting pitcher Richard Gallardo retired the first two batters he faced in the second.  Ben Metzinger reached on an error to extend the inning.  Eduardo García fell behind Gallardo 0-2 but got all of a hanging breaking ball and hit his first Midwest League home run.  García had hit ten home runs with the Carolina Mudcats prior to his promotion to Wisconsin.

Jose Acosta was the next batter for the Rattlers (57-29, 21-20), and he lined an 0-1 pitch over the wall in left for his fifth home run of the season.

Jackson Chourio, the #1 prospect of the Milwaukee Brewers, got in on the barrage with a solo homer in the bottom of the third.  Chourio’s homer was his third since joining the Timber Rattlers.

Schanuel was called upon to make the start for Wisconsin.  The right-hander had made 99 previous appearances as a professional and all of them were as a reliever.  Schanuel worked three scoreless innings, walked two, allowed one hit, and struck out two while making 50 pitches (29 strikes) before turning that 4-0 lead over to the next reliever.

The next reliever was Middendorf.  He pitched a scoreless fourth and a 1-2-3 fifth.  In the sixth, Jordan Nwogu hit a high fly to left-center that was misplayed into a triple.  Luis Verdugo knocked in Nwogu with a grounder to short to get South Bend on the scoreboard.

The Cubs got a threat going in the top of the seventh as a steady drizzle that had started earlier in the game fell a little harder.  BJ Murray singled and Kevin Made walked with one out.  Middendorf retired Fabian Pertuz on a flyout to center for the second out.  Then, Wisconsin went back to the bullpen.

Baker took over for Middendorf and got the final out on a force play at third.

The Timber Rattlers added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.  Chourio drew a walk with one out.  Jeferson Quero lined a double to the gap in right-center to drive in Chourio for a 5-1 lead.

James Meeker had been warming in the Wisconsin bullpen in the bottom of the eighth to come in for a save opportunity in the ninth.  Meeker sat down after the insurance run scored and the Rattlers sent Baker, who had worked a 1-2-3 eighth, back out for the ninth.

Baker continued his fine run of outings by retiring South Bend in order in the ninth to close out the game for his third save of the season.  In his last five appearances, Baker has allowed one hit with no walks and nine strikeouts over 10-1/3 innings.  He has retired nineteen batters in a row over his last three appearances.

Wisconsin’s victory tightened the second-half Western Division race.  The Beloit Sky Carp beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 8-2 in Beloit on Saturday night.  The Sky Carp now trail the Cubs by two games while the Rattlers are in third place four games behind South Bend.

 

The series finale between the teams is Sunday afternoon.  Israel Puello (1-3, 5.65) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Daniel Palencia (1-2, 4.18) is set to start for the Cubs.  Game time is 1:10pm.

Brewers top Cards in extras

An eighth inning homer by Luis Urias set the stage for a 3-2 10 inning win by the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cardinals in St. Louis Saturday night.

 

It was the answer the Brewers needed after the Cardinals' Nolan Gorman went yard in the previous inning to put the home team up by a run. The game would go into extra innings with the Brewers striking early with Hunter Renfroe tripling in the first run of the 10th frame followed by a run-scoring sacrifice fly from Kolten Wong. The Cardinals would post their own RBI sacrifice fly in their half of the 10th inning, but Matt Bush was able to close the door for the save.

 

The rubber match will take place in St. Louis on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. 

Egg Harbor awarded 2020 DCBL crown

Egg Harbor was presented with the 2020 Champion trophy at their last regular
season game this year. When the DCBL canceled their regular season due to Covid in 2020, NorDoor Athletics organized a tournament for the teams to compete in. The NorDoor Athletic Tournament was officially recognized by DCBL Coaches as an official season for the records, as all the rules and regulations were intact. And, all eight teams were included.  

Early Eight-Run Deficit Too Big for Rattlers

Luis Verdugo went 3-for-3, drove in five runs, and helped the South Bend Cubs build an 8-0 lead over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Friday night.  The Rattlers charged back on a pair of homers but fell short by a score of 9-6 in front of a huge crowd.

 

The Cubs (59-47 overall, 25-15 second half) took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.  Verdugo cracked a two-run home run to left with one out against Wisconsin starter Zach Mort.  Pablo Aliendo reached on a single with two outs.  Then, BJ Murray doubled off the glove of Reidy Mercado in left to knock in Aliendo.  Kevin Made capped the inning with an RBI single to left.

 

The Rattlers (56-49, 20-20) had something going in their half of the first.  Darrien Miller was hit by a pitch and Jackson Chourio drew a walk to start the frame.  South Bend starter Kohl Franklin stranded both runners as he retired the next three batters in the first.

South Bend added four runs in the top of the fourth inning.  Verdugo, who had singled in the second inning, doubled to drive in the first two runs in the inning.  Aliendo had an RBI double, Mort walked the next batter to load the bases and that was it for the Wisconsin starter.

Joey Matulovich entered the game and walked Made on four straight pitches before striking out the next two batters to end the inning with South Bend leading 8-0.

Franklin didn’t allow a hit through 3-1/3 innings, but the Rattlers put a few base runners on in the fourth.  Jeferson Quero reached on a walk and Joe Gray Jr was hit by a pitch.  Ben Metzinger got the Timber Rattlers on the board with the team’s first hit off Franklin.  Metzinger, the 7th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2022 draft, homered off the pole in left field for his first professional home run.

 

The Timber Rattlers pulled to within four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning with an RBI single by Zavier Warren.

Verdugo struck again in the top of the seventh inning.  Pete Crow-Armstrong doubled and stole third to start the inning.  Verdugo, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, collected his fifth RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly to knock in Crow-Armstrong and the Cubs were up 9-4.

Darrien Miller brought the crowd to life with a long, two-run home run to right in the bottom of the seventh, but 9-6 was as close as the Rattlers would get.

The attendance of 6,573 was the first home crowd at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium to go over 6,000 since August 18, 2018.  It was the first home attendance to go over 6,500 since June 4, 2016.

 

Game five of the series is Saturday night.  Brady Schanuel (0-1, 4.06) has been named the starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Schanuel will make his first professional start after 99 relief appearances to start his pro career.  The Cubs will counter with Richard Gallardo (0-1, 5.23) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Turnovers sink Packers against 49ers

Friday's game was a mixed bag for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love as they lost to the San Francisco 49ers 28-21.

 

Love threw two first-half touchdowns, finding Romeo Doubs for a long touchdown pass and getting Danny Davis into space to help him find the end zone. The problem is that Love throw three interceptions, two of which ended in points for the 49ers. Danny Etling threw the other touchdown in the second half to get the Packers a point advantage in the third quarter, but the 49ers found the endzone once more to put the game out of reach. The Packers otherwise outgained the 49ers 437-328 on the night.

 

The Packers drop to 0-1 in the exhibition season. They welcome the New Orleans Saints next Friday night for game two of the preseason.

Egg Harbor's Cory Fuller DCL Batter of the Year

Nearly half the time he came up to bat, Egg Harbor's Cory Fuller was getting a hit.

 

Fuller hit .485 on the season, which was good enough to win the Door County Baseball League batting title. The Indians had four hitters in the league's top 10 for hitting. Kolberg's Trevor Hawkey was second with a .425, one of three Braves' batters in the top 10. 

 

Pitcher of the Year and Manager/Coach of the Year will be announced at the final post-season game Sunday, August 21st. 

Cory Fuller, Egg Harbor .485

Trevor Hawkey, Kolberg .425

Luke Geiger, Washington Island .417

Joe Sawyer, Egg Harbor .400

Trevor Reinhardt, Kolberg .380

Austin Rohe, Kolberg .370

Cody Geisseman, Egg Harbor .354

Anthony Moore, Egg Harbor .352

Caleb Cornell, Washington Island .345

Sam Forkert, Sister Bay .340

Eric DeJardine, Egg Harbor .340

Woody Schartner, West Jacksonport .333

Alex Laughlin, Sister Bay .333

Kyle Routhieaux, Kolberg .333

Kody Kissinger, Maplewood .327

Nick LeCaptain, Kolberg .326

Austen Dart, Kolberg .315

Jake Schneider, Kolberg .306

Tory Jandrin, Maplewood .306

Tom Sawyer, Sister Bay .304

Sawyer Johnson, Sister Bay .302

 

Total Hits
Cory Fuller 28, Caleb Cornell & Luke Geiger 20, Trevor Reinhardt and Anthony Moore 19

Bays and Islanders clash in semis on 105.1 The GOAT

The Islanders and Bays will battle for a spot in the DCBL Championship on Sunday afternoon. 

 

Sister Bay won both games of the season series, taking the first game 6-1 back on May 22nd, and the second 10-4 on July 10th. It is always hard to beat a team three times, but the Bays are looking to do that exact thing this weekend. 

 

In the Bays 6-1 win in Week 3 of the season, Sam Forkert would go on to pitch a complete game on the Islanders, and Tom Sawyer put the game away with a stand up triple in the bottom of the seventh. Alex Johnson drove in the only run for Washington Island in the top of the first, as they were shut down after that. 

 

The Islanders are looking to reverse the tide and stay hot as a team as they knocked West Jacksonport from the 3 seed just last week winning 3-2 on a walk off walk. 

 

Quinn Struck and Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT from Sister Bay with coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. with first pitch set for 1:30. 

 

The other game this weekend has West Jacksonport traveling to Kolberg in a Semi-Final matchup on Sunday. 

Packers face 49ers in preseason opener

Questions will start getting answered Friday night when the Green Bay Packers visit the San Francisco 49ers for preseason football. 

 

With Aaron Rodgers sitting out, Jordan Love will get an extended look at quarterback for the second preseason in a row. He will be under center behind a line that still sees two of its Pro Bowl-caliber offensive linemen on the sideline nursing serious knee injuries from last year and had two important back-up leave the organization in the offseason. The Packers' young and inexperienced wide receiver corps will get their first real opportunity to show the progress they have made since the beginning of training camp. 

 

The Packers and the 49ers will face each other at 7:30 p.m.

Area football teams scrimmage Friday

The area's 11-man football teams will take advantage of the opportunity to hit somebody else in a different color jersey on Friday.

 

At 10 a.m., Luxemburg-Casco will make the trip south to scrimmage against Kaukauna and Pulaski.

 

At 11 a.m., Sturgeon Bay will get its first 11-man action in three years in Wautoma, where they will face Adams-Friendship, Fox Valley Lutheran, Lakeside Lutheran, Wautoma, and Sparta.

 

At 4 p.m., Kewaunee will pay Wrightstown a visit to scrimmage against the host school, New London, and Oconto Falls. 

 

At 4:30 p.m. Southern Door battles Kohler in its preseason tune-up..

 

The regular season opens up next week for 11-man football with NEW Radio Sports Network providing coverage for the Luxemburg-Casco/Waupaca and Sturgeon Bay/Green Bay West contests. Sevastopol, Gibraltar, and Algoma will have a similar schedule next week when the Vikings head to St. Mary Catholic on August 19th and the Pioneers and Wolves practice against each other the next day.

Rodríguez Shines in Rattlers Win

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers aren’t going anywhere yet.  The Rattlers beat the Western Division-leading South Bend Cubs 5-2 on Thursday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium to creep just a little bit closer in the playoff race with a month to go in the regular season.  Carlos Rodríguez picked up the win in his first home start for the Rattlers with six solid innings.

 

A lead-off walk came back to haunt Rodríguez in the top of the fourth inning.  The free pass was given to Luis Verdugo.  Pablo Aliendo found the gap in right-center with one out for a triple to send Verdugo home with the first run of the game.

Jeferson Quero singled to start the bottom of the fourth inning for Wisconsin’s first hit off South Bend starting pitcher Luis Devers.  Then, Devers hit Joe Gray Jr and gave up a single to Ben Metzinger to load the bases with no outs.  Jose Acosta sent a fly ball to foul territory in left that was caught for the first out of the inning, but Quero was able to tag and score the tying run.

The Timber Rattlers (56-48 overall, 20-19 second half) took the lead in the bottom of the sixth against Cubs reliever Jarrod Wright.  Gray singled with one out and Metzinger followed with a double to right to put runners on second and third.  Wright got the second out but threw a wild pitch to let Gray score before he could record the final out.

Wisconsin added to their lead in the seventh inning with two more runs on sacrifice flies.  Reidy Mercado started the rally with a bunt single and Miller followed with a double to put runners on second and third.  Jackson Chourio knocked in Mercado and moved Miller to third with a deep fly to center.  Then, Zavier Warren lined out to deep left to score Miller for a 4-1 lead.

In the eighth, Wisconsin tacked on a run with a two-out rally.  Acosta dropped in a bloop single to left.  Then, Piñero doubled to the wall in left-center to score Acosta for a 5-1 advantage.

Taylor Floyd, who relieved Rodríguez to start the seventh inning and had allowed one hit over his first two innings, went back out for the ninth and walked the first two batters he faced.  James Meeker was called into the game and allowed an infield single to load the bases.  Jonathan Sierra followed with a broken-bat single to score a run to make the score 5-2.  That put the tying run on base and brought the lead run to the plate for South Bend (58-47, 24-15).

Meeker got the first out on a force out at the plate.  However, that brought Pete Crow-Armstrong, the #4 prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization, to the plate. 

Crow-Armstrong and Meeker battled to a full count before Meeker got a swing and miss for strike three on the ninth pitch of the at bat.  Meeker closed out the game for his tenth save by striking out Fabian Pertuz on a 3-2 pitch.

The Beloit Sky Carp won their game on Thursday night with a 4-2 comeback win against the West Michigan Whitecaps.  That allowed the second-place Sky Carp to pull to within three games of the Cubs.  The Rattlers are four games behind South Bend.  There are 27 games remaining in the regular season.

 

Game four of the series is Friday night.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Girls' golf opens high school athletics season

The first local high school athletic event of the upcoming school year will take place on the golf course this morning in Oconto.

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay are slated to join Bonduel, NEW Lutheran, Oconto, and Oconto Falls at River Island Golf Course in Oconto Falls for their first competition of the season. 

 

The Spartans took sixth in their own regional last year, shooting a 440. The top returner for the Spartans could be senior Jane Olson and junior Bowie Bredael, who both finished in the top 25 in the WIAA Regional hosted on their home course of Northbrook Country Club. The Clippers had no participants in the meet.

 

Tee time is set for 9 a.m. on Thursday. Bonduel, Oconto, Sturgeon Bay, Oconto Falls, and Luxemburg-Casco will compete against each other again Friday when they travel to Irish Greens Golf Course in Oconto beginning at 9 a.m.

Packers cut two, sign two

The Green Bay Packers made a flurry of moves on Wednesday ahead of their first preseason game on Friday.

 

The Packers signed S Micah Abernathy and RB Dexter Williams while also releasing WR Osirus Mitchell and LS Steven Wirtel on Wednesday. 

 

Both Abernathy and Williams played in the USFL this past offseason and provide depth at positions where there have been some injuries. Williams is on his second tour with the team after being originally drafted by the Packers out of Notre Dame.

 

Mitchell became expendable in a crowded wide receiver room while Wirtel has not progressed since being a major issue with the team's kicking woes last year.

 

The Packers play the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

Brewers rally for walk-off victory

It took a little longer, but the Milwaukee Brewers were able to leave town on a happy note with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday afternoon. 

 

The Brewers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with Mike Brosseau and Keston Hiura driving in runs with RBI singles. The Rays would score the next three runs, two of which came off of homers by Yu Chang and Randy Arozarena to spoil another strong start by Brandon Woodruff. Rowdy Tellez would come through again for the Brewers, clubbing his 23rd homer of the year in the bottom of the ninth to force the game into extra innings. Devin Williams kept the Rays off the scoreboard in the top half of the inning, and Willy Adames closed the game out with a single that drove home Tyrone Taylor to win the ballgame.

 

The Brewers will have Thursday off before beginning a big series in St. Louis Friday.

Chourio Homers in Wisconsin Victory Over Cubs

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers forgot all about a tough loss to the South Bend Cubs on Tuesday night as they defeated the Western Division Leaders 6-2 on Wednesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Jackson Chourio, the #1 prospect of the Milwaukee Brewers, had a home run and three RBI to lead the offense.

 

Chourio put the Timber Rattlers (55-48 overall, 19-19 second half) in the lead with a lightning bolt off his bat in the bottom of the first inning.  Darrien Miller reached on an error to start the inning.  Chourio followed with a 107-mph line drive that cleared the wall in left for a home run and a 2-0 lead.  The blast was the second homer of the season for Chourio.

The Cubs (58-46, 24-14) came back to tie the game with unearned runs in the first and second inning to tie the game.  Owen Caissie scored from first on a dropped fly ball to right that would have been the final out of the first.  In the second, Yeison Santana singled and took third on an error on the play.  Pete Crow-Armstrong drove in Santana with a sacrifice fly to even the score.


Wisconsin went back in front in the bottom of the third.  Arbert Cipion was hit by a pitch and Miller walked to start the frame.  A wild pitch with Chourio at the plate moved both runners up a base.  A wild pitch with Zavier Warren at the plate let Cipion score and Miller to take third base for a 3-2 lead.

Then, Warren smacked a single through the drawn-in infield to score Miller and Wisconsin was back up by two runs.  Warren extended his hitting streak to eleven games with that RBI single.  This is Warren’s second eleven-game hitting streak of the season.

The Timber Rattlers added two more runs to their lead on just one hit in the bottom of the sixth.  Ben Metzinger started the inning with a single against reliever Riley Martin.  A hit batsman and a walk loaded the bases.  Miller drew a walk, his third of the game, with one out to force in a run.  Chourio got the final run home with a fielder’s choice.

Justin Jarvis was the starter for the Timber Rattlers, and he didn’t let the early runs for the Cubs rattle him.  Jarvis pitched six innings, allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out two before turning over the lead to Robbie Baker.

Baker closed out the game with three perfect innings for his second save of the season.

 

Game three of the series is set for Thursday night.  Carlos Rodríguez (0-0, 0.00) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  The Cubs have named Luis Devers (2-0, 0.34) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Brewers top Rays to snap losing skid

The Milwaukee Brewers snapped their four-game losing steak with a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night at American Family Field.

 

Freddy Peralta (4-2) picked up his first win since returning from the injury list by going five innings and allowing only two hits and two runs.

 

Brewer Andrew McCutchen broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with a single and Kolton Wong followed with a two-run double to help secure the Milwaukee win.

 

Matt Bush came on in the ninth inning to pick up his first save as a Brewer and struck out two batters without giving up a hit. 

 

Milwaukee and Tampa Bay (58-51) will play the second game of the short series Wednesday at 1:10 pm before the Brewers (59-50) head to St. Louis for a crucial series against the division-leading Cardinals.

Two Quarterbacks nominated for Senior Award

Two local quarterbacks have been named to a Preseason watch list for the Dave Krieg Award. The award is given annually to the state’s top senior quarterback as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. 

 

Mitchell Thompson of Kewaunee and Jack Peterson of Southern Door were the two selected from the area and are 2 out of the 60 senior quarterbacks put on the watch list. Peterson and Thompson squared off twice last year in back to back weeks, as Thompson got the best of the Eagles defense both weeks and Peterson and his offense could not put any points on the board in those 2 matchups. 

 

Peterson was the Packerland Conference All-Conference 2nd Team Quarterback this past season, behind only Mitchell Thompson, who joins him on the list. Peterson threw for 719 Yards last season with 7 touchdowns. Peterson excelled on the ground as well, rushing for 643 yards and 7 touchdowns. He will have his top three receiving targets back this season, with Jared Hawkey, Drew Daoust, and Alec Guilette having caught every single one of his touchdowns this past season. Jack will also have versatile threat Taylor Schaefer back on offense, as Peterson and Schaefer posed a 1-2 running punch that was difficult to stop at times. The offense of the Eagles may very well look different next season with new Head Coach Mark Jonas taking over, but expect Peterson to play a large part in the success of the team. 

 

Mitchell Thompson played a big role in leading the Storm to a conference championship clinching win over the eagles in Week 9 of last season. Thompson threw for two total touchdowns against the Eagle defense, en route to a 33-0 win. Kewaunee’s dominant run game of last season will be without Anthony Jerabek, but does return Jesse Morales-Hernandez, who toasted the Eagles for over 200 yards rushing in 2 weeks. The Storm do lose top receiving threat from last year Benjamin Heim, but saw others step up throughout the season last year down the stretch. Thompson threw for just over 1300 Yards and 13 touchdowns last season, good enough to earn him first team honors. Kewaunee will look to rely on the senior to lead them to another conference championship again this season.

 

The preseason list will be cut down to around 25 Semi Finalists at the halfway point of the year, and finalists will be announced after the regular season is over.

All-Shoreland League features local players

Players representing Algoma and Casco made the All-Shoreland League roster announced this week.

 

The Casco A's had pitcher Noah Lindsley and manager Nathan Yagodinski were named to the squad. The Algoma 'Guins had outfielder Jacob Kleeman and designated hitter Austen Dart make the team, while Tyler Neinas was selected as an honorable mention. You can see the full team below.

 

Last month, the Shoreland League played against the Door County Baseball League in a thrilling All-Star matchup at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. The DCBL All-Stars took the game 3-2. While the Shoreland League wraps up its season this week, the DCBL will begin its playoffs on Sunday, with Sister Bay hosting Washington Island and top-seeded Kolberg playing at home against West Jacksonport.

 

 

Bucks go overseas for preseason

The Milwaukee Bucks will go on a long road trip for their NBA preseason slate this season.

 

After the Bucks host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Fiserv Forum on October 1st, they will travel to the United Arab Emirates for a pair of matchups. The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will feature two games between the Bucks and Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. 

 

The Bucks will wrap up their preseason by traveling to Chicago to face the Bulls on October 11th before returning home to battle the Brooklyn Nets on October 12th.

Love to start preseason opener

It will not be Aaron Rodgers starting at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

 

Head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters on Monday that Jordan Love would be the one behind center for the Packers when they face the San Francisco 49ers this Friday night. Love's stock has been rising during the early going of camp. During last Friday's Family Night, he was the only quarterback to get the ball into the hoop set up in the endzone corner and he also tossed a few touchdown passes as well.

 

LaFleur also told reporters that Darnell Savage is likely out this week after tweaking his hamstring during Family Night.

 

The Packers will have one more practice open to the public before Friday's game. According to the Packers training camp schedule posted online, they only have two practices open to the public after this week. Those, however, will be combined practices with the New Orleans Saints. 

Green Bay soccer teams open seasons this week

While area high school soccer teams are ramping up for their seasons beginning next week, college teams are preparing to hit the pitch beginning on Wednesday.

 

The women's team will play three times over the next 10 days starting Wednesday when they play South Dakota State in Blaine, Minn. They will host UW-Parkside on Sunday for a 1 p.m. first touch before traveling to St. Thomas on August 18th.

 

The men's squad will head to Rockford to face Northwestern in a Saturday afternoon tilt. 

Egg Harbor tops Maplewood in regular season finale on 105.1 The GOAT, playoff field set

The rain made the final Sunday of the Door County Baseball League regular season finale cloudy, while the playoff picture is now clear.

 

It was a close game for the first half of the afternoon, but then got crazy in the fourth inning and took off from there.  The first run was scored in the second inning by the Indians off a Fuller RBI to make it 1-0.  That score remained until the fourth when the Indians went on a runner and scored five.  A sacrifice fly by Braden Kita followed up by a two-RBI double by Eric DeJardin and a two-run RBI triple from Alex Byrn. Another large inning came in the fifth for the Indians as another four runs scored, making the score 9-0.  The Mets got on the board in the top of the 7th inning with two RBIs coming from Zach Marchant and Will Jandrin. The Mets would not be able to get closer as the game ended 9-2.

 

While the game between Baileys Harbor and Kolberg was canceled, Washington Island was able to beat West Jacksonport. The Islanders would go on to win the coin flip to earn the number three seed, sending them to Sister Bay next weekend for their DCBL playoff matchup. That sends the Ports to Kolberg to face the Braves. 

 

Both games will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Stay tuned to learn which game 105.1 The GOAT will broadcast. 

Four more WIAA sports begin this week

Slowly but surely, high school athletes across Door and Kewaunee counties are getting back to work with their respective athletic teams.

 

Monday marks the first day girls' golf teams can hit the links. Their first competition can take place as soon as Thursday. 

 

Tuesday is when eight-player football, girls' tennis, and girls' swimming can begin practice. While girls' tennis players will be able to have a meet as soon as Saturday, eight-player football teams will have to wait until the end of the month for their first game. Swimmers will only have to wait until next Wednesday. 

 

All other sports will begin practice next Monday. 

Glo fall in championship game

For the first time in franchise history, the Wisconsin Glo were not crowned the Global Women’s Basketball Association champions.

 

The Glo lost to the Flint Monarchs 72-70 in the championship game after nearly being upset in the semifinals 81-78 by the Detroit Queens. 

 

The back-and-forth affair went until the final seconds when the Monarchs were able to take the lead with just seconds left in the game. The Glo were leading 70-68 when the Monarchs hit a frantic three-point shot on a foul.

 

The loss ended a string of three straight GWBA championships for the Glo.

Bandits Big Inning Steals One from Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers took a 3-2 lead on the Quad Cities River Bandits with a run in the top of the sixth inning on Sunday at Modern Woodmen Park in the series finale between the teams.  Then, the River Bandits took advantage of four walks and scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 7-3 lead.  The Bandits held on for a 7-5 win.


Quad Cities (38-64 overall, 12-24 second half) put together a two-out rally in the bottom of the first inning against Wisconsin starting pitcher Justin Bullock.  The first two batters were retired, and Bullock was up 0-2 on Luca Tresh before Tresh lined a single to left.  Then, Bullock got ahead of Herard Gonzalez 0-2.  Gonzalez fouled off the first 0-2 pitch and hit the second 0-2 pitch over the wall in right for his sixth home run of the season.

Wisconsin (54-47, 18-18) responded in the top of the second inning with a pair of two-out runs of their own.  Joe Gray Jr singled and Darrien Miller walked to start the inning.  A sacrifice bunt by Jose Acosta moved both runners into scoring position.  Quad Cities starter Beck Way got a strikeout for the second out.  Arbert Cipion didn’t let the opportunity go to waste though.  Cipion lined a single to right to knock in both runners to tie the game.

Way hit Jackson Chourio with one out in the top of the sixth.  Zavier Warren followed with a double to right and Wisconsin had runners on second and third.  Gray got Chourio home with a sacrifice fly to left for a 3-2 lead.

The River Bandits came right back in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Wisconsin reliever Christian Tripp, who had pitched a scoreless fourth and a scoreless fifth, walked the first two batters in the sixth inning on eight pitches.  Joey Matulovich took over and gave up an RBI single to Tresh.  Matulovich walked a batter with one out to load the bases.  River Town singled in the go-ahead run.

Matulovich got the second out but walked Garza to force in a run.  Rubendy Jacquez followed with a double to left to score two more runs and the River Bandits were up 7-3.

Cipion started a rally in the top of the seventh inning with a double.  Reidy Mercado punched a single to right to score Cipion.  Mercado also took second on the throw to the plate and that would pay off later in the inning.  Chourio was at the plate with two outs and hit a high popup to first.  Dillan Shrum dropped the ball and Mercado, who was running from second on contact with two outs, scored easily on the play.

Gray doubled and Miller walked to start the top of the eighth inning to start another rally for the Rattlers.  However, this one was stopped in its tracks as Acosta popped up a bunt behind the plate and Garza made a great diving catch for the out.  Antonio Piñero was next, and his liner ticketed for the corner in left was speared by Jacquez on a backhand catch at third and was turned into an inning-ending double play.

Cipion walked to start the top of the ninth inning against Kasey Kalich to bring the tying run to the plate.  However, Kalich struck out the next three batters to close out the inning for his ninth save of the season.

The Timber Rattlers went 4-2 in this six-game series with the River Bandits.  Wisconsin was 19-5 in the season series with Quad Cities.
 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday with the first game of a six-game series against the Western Division-leading South Bend Cubs at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

Brewers fall late to Reds

Keston Hiura tried his hardest but the Milwaukee Brewers still fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-5.

 

The Brewers found themselves down 4-0 before they would get on the scoreboard. Andrew McCutchen got things going with a solo shot before Keston Hiura got to within a run with a two-run homer. Jose Barrero, Joey Votto, and Donovan Solano pushed the lead back out to 7-3 with homers in subsequent innings. The Brewers would get it closer in the ninth with run-producing outs by McCutchen and Willy Adames, but they could only get it to within two runs.

 

The Brewers will try to get a series win as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its 1982 AL Championship team when they host the Reds for the rubber match at 1:10 p.m.

Baileys Harbor, Kolberg battle in regular season finale on 105.1 the GOAT

Kolberg and Baileys Harbor will wrap up the regular season against each other Sunday afternoon.

 

The Braves have had the regular season title wrapped up since its close victory against Sister Bay a few weeks ago. They put a crimp on Washington Island's hopes to clinch a home playoff game a week ago with the Braves winning the game 10-0.

 

The A's are still looking for their first win since before the pandemic. They have played better in recent weeks despite the results. They held a potent Sister Bay lineup to just four runs in a 4-0 loss where they got no-hit. Last week they out-hit the Ports in a 9-4 defeat.

 

Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 the GOAT beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30.

 

The Ports will travel to the island for a matchup that will go long way to deciding what the playoffs will look like. Maplewood will travel to Egg Harbor to wrap up their season.

Clippers football eager for season start

The first stop in official preseason coverage was out to Memorial Field where the talk of the Packerland Conference so far in the preseason held their first official practice. Sturgeon Bay Football is coming off of a 2-6 season full of games that flashed potential, but the record does not matter with the flip to 11-Player Football. That is what has headlined the team so far this offseason, the transfer from the brief stint in 8-Player, back into the Packerland. 

 

A big part of Sturgeon Bay’s offense is back from last season, and Mason Sacotte is set to have a huge part in the success that the Clippers will have. Sacotte, a junior, showed glimpses of what he has the opportunity to show this season, as he broke out in games against Thorp and Belmont last season as both a runner, and a receiving threat. With him appearing to be the Running Back for the Clippers this season after the graduation of senior Braeden Haines, he will have the opportunity to flash the skills that he has under new Head Coach Carl Waterstreet.

 

 

Mason seems confident that the team will transfer over well to the 11-Player season this year, and it felt that the whole team had a nice level of confidence in the type of team that they can put together. 

 

David Zuehlke was one of those players that felt that the team has potential that has been waiting to come out. David being a senior has seen it all from the perspective of Sturgeon Bay Football. From not knowing if Sturgeon Bay will have a season in 2020, to moving the season to the spring, and playing 8-Player to switching to 11-Man, but it doesn’t seem to affect him, as he chooses to keep working and knows that everything will work out if he puts the effort in. 

 

 

Rivalries after all, are what makes sports fun. The opportunity to bring back those rivalries for the players and even Coach Waterstreet is something that they might be the most excited about this season. The Sturgeon Bay players had the feel of confidence that might be what pushes them to have a season that might not be expected of a team that made a switch that most players have not experienced before.

Wisconsin Rallies Past River Bandits

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits on Saturday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Antonio Piñero gave the Rattlers the lead with a two-out, two-run single.  Zach Mort, Robbie Baker, and James Meeker held the lead over the final four innings to finish the game.

 

The River Bandits (37-63 overall, 11-24 second half) got on the scoreboard first with two runs in the bottom of the third inning.  Mort, the Wisconsin starting pitcher, hit Saul Garza with a 1-2 pitch to start the inning.  Rubendy Jacquez sent a grounder just fair inside the first base bag and into the Wisconsin bullpen for an RBI triple.  Diego Hernandez followed with another grounder that was just fair inside the first base line for and RBI double and a 2-0 lead.  The River Bandits had one hit for the rest of the game.

 

Quad Cities starting pitcher Rylan Kaufman kept the Timber Rattlers off the scoreboard over five innings.  He allowed three hits and struck out eight as he turned the two-run lead over to the bullpen for the sixth inning.

Wisconsin (54-46, 18-17) got their offense going with one out in the sixth against Patrick Halligan.  Zavier Warren walked with one out and that was followed by singles from Joe Gray Jr and Darrien Miller to load the bases.  Jose Acosta got Warren home with a grounder to first that also moved Gray and Miller into scoring position for Piñero.

Halligan was ahead in the count 1-2, but Piñero didn’t bite on a couple of pitches outside the strike zone to run the count full.  Piñero lined the payoff pitch to left-center to score both Gray and Miller to give the Rattlers a 3-2 lead.

Mort went back out for the bottom of the sixth inning and retired the side in order, including strikeouts of the last two batters he faced.  Mort allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts in his six innings.

Baker was the first reliever out of the Wisconsin bullpen.  He worked a 1-2-3 seventh but hit Garza to start the eighth.  A sacrifice bunt moved Garza to second.  Tyler Tolbert, who was 44-for-44 in stolen base attempts coming into the game, was called on to pinch-run for Garza.  Baker got the second out on a grounder to short.  Tolbert stole third with Peyton Wilson at the plate, but Baker stayed cool on the warm, humid evening and struck out Wilson to end the threat.

Meeker took over for the bottom of the ninth and walked the lead-off batter to put the tying run on base.  Meeker, who picked up saves on Wednesday and Friday night in this series, retired the next three batters, including the last two via the strikeout to close out the game and give him his ninth save of the season.

Piñero went 2-for-4 with a stolen base on Saturday night.  He is 10-for-18 in the series at Quad Cities.

Wisconsin is now 19-4 against the River Bandits in 2022.

 

The final game of the series is Sunday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park and the pitching matchup is a rematch from game one on August 2.  Justin Bullock (1-2, 5.21) is set to start for Wisconsin with Beck Way (0-1, 9.64) of the River Bandits as his mound opponent.  Game time is 1:00pm. 

Packers stay healthy after Family Night scrimmage

A minor hamstring tweak for Darnell Savage is all the damage was done to the Green Bay Packers' roster Friday night as the team welcomed over 50,000 fans to Lambeau Field for its annual Family Night.

 

The practice went about two hours before giving way to the team's post-game promotions and fireworks show featuring LED lights. It went very much like many of the team's previous practices went with the defense's stars shining brighter than the offense's. While Romeo Doubs has drawn most of the praise during the practice sessions at the Packers' training camp facilities, it was Samori Toumre who had the best night of the young wide receiver corps. He made impressive touchdown grabs from all three quarterbacks, including a 60-yarder from Jordan Love and an over-the-shoulder catch from Aaron Rodgers. 

 

Door County Mayor A.J. Dillon also scored a touchdown in the red zone, an area he admitted postgame that the team had been struggling in camp.

 

The Packers will have their first off day this week on Saturday before hitting the practice field on Sunday. They play their first pre-season game in San Francisco next weekend.

Bays sail into the mystic, second place on 105.1 The GOAT

The Sister Bay Bays clinched at least a share of second place in the Door County Baseball League with a 5-1 victory over Institute Friday night. 

 

Institute was trying to play the role of spoiler and make the Bays have to play in a tie-breaking playoff game the following week if West Jacksonport comes away with a win this weekend. 

 

It was a real pitching duel for the first half of the game.  The Bays scored the game's first run in the second inning on a Stu Larson RBI.  The score remained 1-0 until the 4th inning when Sister Bay was able to get a couple more runs on RBI hits from Spencer Krause and Griffin Cole plus a sacrifice fly from Alex Laughlin.  Three runs in the top of the 5th gave the Bays a 4-0 lead until the 6th inning when the Cubs got their first run on an RBI hit by Kyle Ploor. 

 

Soon after that, the fog rolled in very heavy and the game was called in the 7th.  The fog was thick enough that we couldn't see any of the outfielders, and the second baseman was also starting to disappear.

 

105.1 The GOAT's final regular season broadcast will be at Kolberg as the Braves look to keep Baileys Harbor winless on the season. Pregame starts at 1 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m. Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will be on the call. 

Timber Rattlers Top River Bandits

 Darrien Miller cracked a two-run home run and three Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitchers combined to hold the Quad Cities River Bandits to one run on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Wisconsin would defeat the River Bandits 4-1.

 

Carlos Rodríguez, who joined the Timber Rattlers (53-46 overall, 17-17 second half) on Tuesday, was the starting pitcher and his Midwest League debut started out a little shaky with two walks, a strikeout, and another walk to load the bases with one out.  However, Rodríguez rebounded to strikeout the next two batters and keep the game scoreless.

Wisconsin grabbed the lead in the top of the fourth inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Alex Hall and Arbert Cipion.

Quad Cities (37-62, 11-23) had another threat going against Rodríguez in the bottom of the fourth on consecutive singles to start the frame.  Rodríguez escaped the jam with a double play and a popout.  Rodríguez allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out seven over four scoreless innings in his first appearance with the Rattlers.

Miller doubled Wisconsin’s lead with a two-run home run in the top of the fifth.

Parker Bates got the River Bandits on the scoreboard with a lead-off home run in the bottom of the fifth off reliever Ryan Middendorf.

That was if for the scoring.

Middendorf pitched four innings, allowed three hits, walked none, and struck out six.  James Meeker worked a scoreless ninth for his eighth save of the season.  Meeker is 6-for-6 in save opportunities against Quad Cities in 2022.

 

The Timber Rattlers reached double digits in hits for the fourth game in a row.  They have 48 hits in the series.  Cipion had three hits in the game.  Warren, who scored on the homer by Miller, has crossed home plate seven times in the first four games of the series.

Wisconsin is also 18-4 in 22 games against the River Bandits this season.

 

Game four of the series is Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Game time is 6:30pm.

Green Bay Women's Basketball Releases 2022-23 Non-Conference Schedule

After returning to full capacity crowds and notching a 19-win season in 2021-22, the Green Bay women's basketball team is ready to return to the hardwood this winter. Today, the program released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The Phoenix will open up the season with a pair of exhibition games at the Kress Center when UW-Oshkosh (October 26) and Michigan Tech (November 2) visit Titletown.

Green Bay will start the season on the road, opening the season at Drake on November 7. The team's home opener comes shortly after, when the Phoenix host Marist on November 12.

Natalie McNeal, a junior transfer from St. Louis, and the Phoenix will make their way to The Lou to take on the St. Louis Billikens on November 18, leading up to the St. Pete's Showcase over Thanksgiving.

The event, taking place in St. Petersburg, Florida, features Green Bay, Florida, Houston, Northeastern, and Portland. GB will face the Gators on Thanksgiving Day and wrap up the trip on November 25 against Northeastern. Tickets for the 2022 St. Pete Showcase will be available on game days at the door of the McArthur Center on the campus of Eckerd College.

The Green & White will play three of the remaining four non-conference games at home, including North Dakota State (Dec. 10), in-state rival Wisconsin (Dec. 14), and Chicago State (Dec. 21). GB visits Illinois State on Dec. 18 for their last non-conference road game.

2022-23 Green Bay Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Oct. 26 – vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exh.)
Nov. 2 – vs. Michigan Tech (Exh.)
Nov. 7 – at Drake
Nov. 12 – vs. Marist
Nov. 18 – at St. Louis
Nov. 24 – vs. Florida (St. Pete's Showcase – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Nov. 25 – vs. Northeastern (St. Pete's Showcase – St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Dec. 10 – vs. North Dakota State
Dec. 12 – vs. Wisconsin
Dec. 18 – at Illinois State
Dec. 21 – vs. Chicago State
 
Green Bay fared well in non-conference action last year, posting a 6-2 record. The Phoenix recorded three signature wins, first against North Dakota State on Nov. 13, then Oklahoma State on Nov. 26, and at Wisconsin on Dec. 12. GB was scheduled to play nine non-conference games last year, but a game against Chicago State on Dec. 16 was deemed no contest due to COVID-19 complications. Green Bay's average margin of victory in non-conference play last season was +7.5.

Sister Bay, Institute battle in final Friday night lights on 105.1 The GOAT

Sister Bay looks to make its case for a number two seed in the Door County Baseball League playoffs on Friday when it travels to Institute.

 

After being held to a single hit by Egg Harbor’s starting pitcher Alex Byrne over five innings, the Bay rallied for two runs and four hits in the sixth inning to take the lead they would not relinquish en route to a 7-0 victory over the Indians last week. The Bays erupted for five runs on four hits in the seventh inning, including a two-run single by Sam Forkert, to pull away. A Bays win and a West Jacksonport loss would clinch a home playoff game as the number two seed behind regular season champion

 

The Cubs toppled Maplewood last week 4-2, ending the playoff hopes for the Mets. It was the second time they beat the Mets this season and hope to play spoiler again this week. 

 

Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7 p.m., followed by the first pitch at 7:30 p.m.

Packers host Family Night Friday

The Green Bay Packers will go under the lights Friday night at Lambeau Field for their annual Family Night festivities.

 

The event serves as a dress rehearsal for not just the stadium operations team but for the players themselves as they get thrust into a game-like atmosphere with none of the pressure of winning or losing. It also puts a cap on a busy week of practice which will have seen them hit the field five consecutive days. 

 

According to the Packers, $10 tickets remain for the event, which gets underway at 7 p.m. with warm-ups and introductions before practice activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The practice gives way to fireworks approximately two hours later. 

 

 

Brewers swept by Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers found themselves losing another game late on Thursday, this time by a 5-4 margin to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

The Pirates struck first with a bases-loaded walk, but home runs by Victor Caratini and Mike Brousseau made it 3-1 after five innings. Two RBI singles tied the game in the seventh inning at three runs apiece before the game eventually went to extra innings. Kolten Wong scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th on a base-loaded hit by pitch, but reliever Matt Bush could not hold the lead. He gave up a ground-rule double to Bryan Reynolds, who would later score on a wild pitch.

 

The game wasted another strong start by Brandon Woodruff, who pitched into the seventh inning, allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out three.

 

The Brewers head home for the weekend as they host the Cincinnati Reds beginning at 7:10 p.m. Friday.

Bandits Beat Rattlers 9-6

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers got out to a fast start against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  However, the Bandits rallied past Wisconsin and held on for a 9-6 win.  Luca Tresh led the way for the River Bandits with two home runs.

 

Joe Gray Jr hit the first pitch of the game for a home run to give Wisconsin (52-46 overall, 16-17 second half) the lead.  Gray has thirteen home runs on the season.

Zavier Warren continued his power surge with a two-out, solo home run in the first inning to put the Rattlers up 2-0.  Warren has three homers in his last two games.

The bottom of the first started with an infield single and stolen base by Tyler Tolbert.  Wisconsin starting pitcher Justin Jarvis struck out the next batter.  Then, Diego Hernandez sent a sharp grounder to short, and Tolbert tried to advance.  Antonio Piñero chose to throw to third but threw wildly and Tolbert scored on the play.  River Town tied the game with a two-out, RBI single and Jarvis left the game after walking Cam Williams to load the bases to give him 36 pitches in the frame.

Joey Matulovich entered the game and got the final out of the first inning.  He also retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the second.  However, a walk and a single extended the inning to Tresh, who cracked a three-run home run for the Bandits (37-61, 11-22).

In the bottom of the third, Matulovich walked the lead-off batter and Warren missed a popup that would have been the second out.  Tolbert followed with a three-run home run to right and the River Bandits were up 8-2.

Jackson Chourio started a Wisconsin rally with a double in the fifth inning.  Darrien Miller drew a walk to set the stage for Warren, who ripped a double to the corner in right to score Chourio.  Alex Hall singled home both Miller and Warren and the Rattlers were only down three.

Tresh added to the Quad Cities lead with a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.

 

Warren started the Wisconsin seventh with a walk and Jose Acosta dropped a bunt single to put two runners on base.  Piñero didn’t let the opportunity go to waste as he singled to right with two outs to score Warren and the Rattlers were within three runs again.

That was as close as the Timber Rattlers would get.  The River Bandits bullpen set down Wisconsin in order in the eighth and pitched around a two-out walk in the ninth.  The Timber Ratters are 17-4 in 21 games against Quad Cities this season.  Thursday’s loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Rattlers over the Bandits.

Warren continued his torrid pace in the series.  The Wisconsin third baseman was 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and three runs scored on Thursday night.  In the first three games of the series, Warren is 9-for-14 with three doubles, two triples, three homers, eight runs, and ten RBI.

 

Game four of the series is Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Carlos F. Rodriguez is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers and will make his Midwest debut in the game.  The River Bandits have named William Fleming (0-2, 6.38) as their starter.  Game time is 6:30pm.

Williams' streak ends in Brewers loss

When new Milwaukee Brewers closer Devin Williams slips up, chances are, so does the team.

 

Williams saw his 30-inning scoreless streak come to a close Wednesday night on a walk-off homer as the Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8.

 

The Brewers jumped out to a 4-0 lead thanks to RBI hits by Kolten Wong in the first inning and Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez in the second inning. The Pirates scored the next seven runs, capped off by a Oneil Cruz two-run homer to make 7-4 after seven innings. The Brewers would tie the game in the eighth inning with Adames and Tellez once again driving in the runs. 

 

Williams came in during the ninth inning to keep it a 7-7 ballgame, but Bryan Reynolds took him deep to end the game and the streak. It was the first run given up by Williams since May and his first homer given up since last September.

 

The Brewers and the Pirates will wrap up their four-game set Thursday afternoon at 12:35 p.m.

 

 

Eight is Enough for Wisconsin

Zavier Warren had another big night for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Modern Woodmen Park on Wednesday night.  Warren had four hits, including two homers, and drove in five runs as Wisconsin built an 8-1 lead and held on for an 8-6 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits.  Warren is 7-for-10 with two doubles, two triples, two homers, and eight RBI in the first two games of the series with the Bandits.

 

The Timber Rattlers (52-45 overall, 16-16 second half) scored twice in the top of the first inning to grab the early lead.  Jackson Chourio singled with one out and Darrien Miller drew a walk.  Warren laced a double to right-center to score Chourio and send Miller to third.  Jose Acosta knocked in Miller with a sacrifice fly and a 2-0 advantage.

The River Bandits (36-62, 10-22) loaded the bases against Wisconsin starting pitcher Israel Puello with no outs in the bottom of the first inning.  Diego Hernandez singled, Peyton Wilson doubled, and Luca Tresh walked to set the table.  Puello got a strikeout for the first out, but an infield single by Kale Emshoff scored a run and kept the bases loaded.

Tyler Tolbert was next, and he sent a fly to shallow right.  Arbert Cipion made the catch and Wilson tagged from third to try to score.  The gamble didn’t pay off as Cipion’s throw was on target and Miller had plenty of time to get the tag on Wilson for the final out of the inning.

Warren, who had two triples, a double, and three RBI on Tuesday night, stayed hot when he came to the plate in the third inning and lined a two-run home run to right-center for a 4-1 lead.  The homer was Warren’s eighth of the season.  Wisconsin added a run later in the inning when Acosta, singled, stole second, took third on a grounder, and scored on a wild pitch.

 

Chourio collected his third hit of the night on an infield single in the top of the fourth.  Warren stepped to the again and lined another two-run home run, this one to the base of the Ferris Wheel beyond the wall in left.  Wisconsin was up 7-1.

Antonio Piñero added an RBI single in the fifth inning to push the Rattlers advantage to 8-1.

Quad Cities rallied in the bottom of the fifth inning against Puello.  Wilson and Tresh both singled with one out.  Both would advance a base on a deep fly to center.  Kale Emshoff singled to right to drive in both runners.  Puello would walk the next batter and be removed in favor of reliever Christian Tripp.

Tripp walked the first batter he faced in the fifth to load the bases but got a strikeout to end the threat.


In the bottom of the sixth, Tripp struck out the first batter he faced but walked the next three to load the bases.  Taylor Floyd was called into the game from the Wisconsin bullpen.

Floyd threw a wild pitch with Herard Gonzalez at the plate to let in the first run of the inning.  Then, Gonzalez drove in a run with a single.  Emshoff knocked in his fourth run of the night with a grounder and Wisconsin’s lead was down to two runs.

The inning became even more treacherous as Floyd reloaded the bases on a walk and a hit batsman.  Floyd ended the frame with a strikeout and the Rattlers were still up 8-6.

Gonzalez singled to start the eighth inning by Floyd, who bounced back to get a strikeout and an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play to get the game to the ninth inning.

Wisconsin had a chance to add an insurance run in the top of the ninth as Hall walked, Piñero followed with a single for his fourth hit of the night, and Joe Gray Jr walked with one out to load the bases against Anderson Paulino.  However, Paulino escaped the inning with a flyout to shallow left and a strikeout.

James Meeker took over on the hill for the Rattlers for the bottom of the ninth and walked Cam Williams to bring the tying run to the plate for the River Bandits.  Meeker stopped the rally cold with a popup and a game-ending 4-6-3 double play.  The save was Meeker’s seventh of the season.  He is 5-for-5 in save opportunities against the River Bandits this season.

The Timber Rattlers, who are now 17-3 against Quad Cities in 2022, collected seventeen hits in the game to match their season-high.  Warren, Piñero, and Chourio also matched their single-game high for hits as a pro.  All three had the third four-hit game of their career on Wednesday night.

Chourio, the #1 prospect of the Milwaukee Brewers who is in his first pro season, had two four-hit games with the Carolina Mudcats earlier this season.

Warren, who had his first multi-homer game as professional with his dingers on Wednesday, also matched his single-game high for RBI in the contest.  He had a five-RBI game on September 5, 2021 at Great Lakes.

 

Game three of the series is set for Thursday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Justin Jarvis (8-6, 3.98) is set to start for the Timber Rattlers.  The River Bandits have named Adrian Alcantara (4-5, 5.15) as their starter.  Game time is 6:30pm. 

Sevastopol earns WIAA Award of Excellence Award

Sevastopol earned some hardware this week before any of their teams hit the road for competition.

 

The Pioneers were one of 39 schools to be awarded the WIAA Award of Excellence Award, which promotes and recognizes the efforts and achievements of schools in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership, and character. They joined Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Little Chute, Monona Grove, New Lisbon, and Port Washington as first-time recipients.

 

According the WIAA's release, they consider the following criteria when determining recipients:

  • Athletic Director maintains and updates all information in the WIAA School Directory annually.
  • Athletic Director does due diligence in striving to achieve staff compliance with all WIAA coaching requirements (i.e. rules video, exam, officials’ rankings)
  • Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with a Captain’s Club/Team Leadership Council/Etc. – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with coaches - sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director conducted at least one informational meeting with student-athletes and their parents – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director attended conference meetings – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Coaches and student-athletes attended a sportsmanship summit/leadership conference/etc.
  • There was school representation at one of the seven WIAA Fall Area Meetings
  • There was school representation at WIAA Annual Meeting in April
  • Athletic Director made the student body aware of sportsmanship initiatives through school assemblies, announcements, posters, etc.
  • Three or more athletic teams gave back to their school or community through volunteerism
  • Athletic director has taken the Free NFHS Sportsmanship course
  • Three or more head coaches have taken the Free NFHS Sportsmanship course
  • Athletic program had no coach ejections at any level
  • Athletic program had no coach or player assault of an official at any level
  • Athletic director nominated/submitted a boy and/or a girl for WIAA Scholar Athlete recognition (either for local or state level recognition)

NRSN's Gary Barta will interview Sevastopol athletic director Brooke Tanck on Thursday.

 

 

Fiserv Forum to host NHL exhibition

NHL hockey is returning to the Cream City in October after an over 30-year absence. 

 

The Chicago Blackhawks announced it would host the Minnesota Wild for an exhibition game on October 2nd. It will be a part of their first "Home Away from Home" game. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

 

Even though Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin have longed for their own NHL franchise for decades, they certainly got used to hosting NHL games. The Bradley Center hosted an exhibition game and a regular season every year for five years, including the Blackhawks in 1992. Milwaukee last hosted an NHL game in 1993. 

Brewers fall to Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers could not hold on to a 3-0 lead and fell to the Pittsburg Pirates at PNC Park Tuesday evening 5-3.  

 

The Brewers scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning on three solo home runs.  First, Willy Adames hit his 21st home run of the season and then Rowdy Telez went back-to-back with his 21st of the year.  After an out, Kolton Wong hit his eighth homer of the season to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.

 

Pittsburg came roaring back with five runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to capture the win.

 

All-Star pitcher Corbin Burnes (8-5) started for the Brewers but could not get out of the sixth inning and took the loss giving up four runs on just three hits.

 

The Brewers and Pirates will play Wednesday in game two of the series with first pitch slated for 6:05 pm.

Rattlers start road trip off with 8-0 win over River Bandits

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers started their six-game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park with an impressive 8-0 win on Tuesday night. Justin Bullock and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout while Zavier Warren led the 11-hit attack with two triples, a double, and three RBI.

 

The Timber Rattlers (51-45 overall, 15-16 second half) took advantage of a lead-off walk in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead. Ashton McGee coaxed the free pass from Beck Way, the starting pitcher for the River Bandits. Ethan Murray lined a double to the wall in center with one out to score McGee with the first run of the game. Warren, who tripled with two outs in the second inning, tripled again in the fourth and this one scored Murray. Jose Acosta followed with an RBI single to left and the Rattlers were up 3-0.

 

Way, who was making his River Bandits debut after coming over to the Kansas City Royals system from the New York Yankees organization in the Andrew Benintendi trade last week, walked two batters in the top of the fifth and left with two outs. Rito Lugo entered the game from the Quad Cities bullpen and Murray welcomed him to the game with a double off the wall in right to drive in both runners for a 5-0 lead.

 

Warren stepped to the plate in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and smashed a double to the corner in left to drive in two runs. Acosta plated another run in the inning with a grounder.

 

The River Bandits (36-61, 10-21) were held in check by Bullock over six innings. Bullock allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out four.

Registration still open for Shanty Days volleyball tournament, 5K

Time is running out if you want to compete in a pair of athletic events taking place at Algoma Shanty Days. 

 

Only two more spots are available in the Shanty Days "Battle on the Beach" Volleyball Tournament.  Every team is guaranteed at least seven matches consisting of two games per match based on a full bracket. Registration includes Shanty Days wristband vouchers and t-shirts for up to six participants. You can click this link to register.

 

The 5K includes a start and finish at the Robert Ray Gallery while running past several different highlights in the city. The Kids' Superhero Race features a big loop to participate with their favorite characters. You can click this link to register.

 

Both events take place on August 13th.

Rockers spat out in extras

The Traverse City Pit Spitters plated two in the 10th inning to scoot past the Green Bay Rockers Monday night 3-1.

 

The lone run for the Rockers came in the second inning when Matt Scannell drove in Keniel De Leon with a sacrifice fly. The Pit Spitters tied it in the eighth on a RBI double and won it on the tenth with a double and RBI sacrifice fly. Marcus Jaworski took the loss, giving up the game's final two runs while walking and striking out two batters.

 

The Rockers will take a quick pause to their schedule, so select players, including Tristin Garcia and Will Semb, can participate in the Major League Showcase games on Tuesday.

Contact days marks official beginning of football

Once august rolls around, the pads finally get put on and the football teams from around the state are finally able to go full practice. “Contact days” as they are called, starts today for 11-Player Football, and players from all over the county are ready to finally be able to go full contact and really start to get that football feeling back after a couple month summer break. The earliest scrimmage date that can be on the schedule is August 11th, and the first games start August 18th and 19th. 

 

Today is the day where coaches can issue the full equipment that will be needed for the football season ahead, and the first time that any team can do any sort of tackling or physical contact. The Packerland Conference has seen some changes this past year, and Luxemburg-Casco looks to build on the sectional semifinal trip they took last year. 

 

The Kewaunee Storm are coming off of a Packerland Conference championship, after claiming it over inter-conference rival Southern Door in the last week of the season by a score of 33-0. The Storm would finish the season at 10-3 and 7-0 in conference play. Kewaunee made it to Level 2 of the postseason after defeating Southern Door once again 39-0, but was narrowly beat by the #1 seed Amherst Falcons 28-21. Kewaunee looks to dominate the Packerland Conference once again after outscoring conference opponents 149-45 in the regular season. Kewaunee returns their starting quarterback Mitchell Thompson who was All-Conference First Team Quarterback last season. Kewaunee opens their season Thursday August 18th against the Kiel Raiders. 

 

The Eagles of Southern Door underwent a coaching change this past offseason, bringing in new Head Coach Mark Jonas. Coach Jonas has been a head coach at Oconomowoc, Kaukauna, and most recently Ashwaubenon. Those jobs led him to become a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2022. Jonas takes over for former Head Coach Ryan Zuehlke who stepped down from his position last season. Southern Door was one game short of winning conference last year with a 8-5 record overall, and a 6-1 record in conference, but had their title dreams ended by the Storm. Southern Door is returning most of their team from last year, only losing a handful of seniors, and most notably Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Packerland, Brodie Overbeck. The Eagles will be leaning on senior linebacker Taylor Schaefer, who was named Defensive Player of the Year in the conference last year, and has received multiple Division II offers over the summer. Southern Door opens their season on Friday August 19th, against the Oostburg Flying Dutchmen. 

 

Sturgeon Bay has been the talk of the conference so far this offseason, after rejoining 11-Player Football after a brief multi-year stint in 8-Player Football. Coach Jim Adams stepped down from his head coaching position in January, and Carl Waterstreet has officially taken over the job for the Clippers. Sturgeon Bay is coming off of a 2-6 season last year as an independent in 8-Player Football, but look to have a lot of potential back in the Packerland Conference this season. Sturgeon Bay’s offense showed glimpses of reaching their full potential in wins over Williams Bay, 62-6 and Bowler/Gresham, 48-12 and will look to add to that this coming up season. Jackson Starr and Mason Sacotte are two players that could take huge jumps for Sturgeon Bay this season, and the team as a whole has a chance to burst onto the scene in their first season back in the Packerland Conference. Sturgeon Bay opens up their season Friday, August 19th, at home against Green Bay West. 

 

Steering away from the Packerland Conference and into the North Eastern Conference, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans are looking to repeat success from last season where they went 11-1 on the year with their only loss coming in Level 2 of the postseason against Menasha 27-13. LC outscored opponents 274-79 behind their senior workhorse running back Isaac VandenBush. Every year the Spartans are a lock for contending in the NEC and usually a top 10 team in Division 3 in the Wissports rankings every week. Luxemburg Casco will look to replace their quarterback and running back duo that amounted over 52 total combined touchdowns on the season. They do return wide receiver and defensive back Ryan Routhieaux back to the team this season. Routhieaux was top 6 in the NEC in forced fumbles on defense and second in the conference in receiving yards and touchdowns. The Spartans every year will run out a contender onto the field every week of the season, and they could see themselves making another deep run into the playoffs again this year. 

Brewers continue to bolster bullpen ahead of trade deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers added plenty of pieces to their bullpen after one notable departure on Monday.

 

The dealing started with a shock as Josh Hader was traded to the San Diego Padres for four players, including closer Taylor Rogers and fellow pitcher Dinelson Lamet.

 

During the overnight hours, the Brewers made another deal, this time acquiring right-handed pitcher Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Antoine Kelly and utility man Mark Mathias. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Bush can touch 97 miles per hour with his fastball and also features a tough curveball and cutter. 

 

The trade deadline is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, leaving plenty of more time for more deals to be made.

Hader dealt in shocking move

With the Milwaukee Brewers 3 games ahead of the Saint Louis Cardinals in the NL Central going into the beloved trade deadline, most fans expected the team to be ‘buyers’ at the deadline and ship away some top prospects. David Stearns had other plans, as he traded All Star Reliever Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres for a package of 4 players, with left handed pitching prospect Robert Gasser being the main prospect coming to Milwaukee. 

 

 

Hader was entering free agency after the 2023 season, and the Padres will be getting 1.5 seasons worth of all star closing pitching. The Brewers also got Taylor Rogers and Dinelson Lamet in return, two MLB quality pitchers, that will help add to the bullpen that has been scored on more than usual since the series against the Chicago Cubs starting back on July 4th. The Brewers have Devin Williams left in the bullpen, who has a 1.59 ERA in 43 appearances this year. 

 

Do not expect this to mean the Brewers are sellers at the deadline though, as reports have come out that Milwaukee is more ‘retooling’ their major league roster than selling it off for prospects. 

 

 

President of Baseball Operations David Stearns is known to work in silence, as nobody saw this Josh Hader trade coming, so be on the lookout for more moves coming out of Milwaukee before the trade deadline tomorrow at 5 P.M. 

Packers back to work on Monday

The Green Bay Packers begin their second week of practice on Monday ahead of their Family Night scrimmage on Friday.

 

Monday will be the first time the Packers wear shoulder pads this training camp. They will go one step further on Tuesday when they go full pads. Saturday's practice was highlighted by the continued hype around wid receiver Romeo Doubs and the defense making life chaotic for the Packers' quarterbacks.

 

All of the practices leading up to Friday's scrimmage will begin at 10:30 a.m. Family Night will start at 7 p.m. with warm-ups followed by practice at 7:30 p.m.

Sweep elusive at Fenway as Brewers enter off day, trade deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers will have a day to look back at Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox and look forward to what their team may look like when they return to action on Tuesday.

 

Former Red Sox and current Brewers outfielder Hunter Renfroe launched one over the Green Monster to make it 2-0 in the second inning. The Red Sox would storm ahead for good in the fifth when they hit four RBI doubles to make it 5-2. They would tack on more in the sixth with an RBI double from former Brewers outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and a RBI single from Jaylin Davis.

 

The Brewers will play at the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m., which is five minutes after the MLB trade deadline.

Homestand Ends with Loss to Cedar Rapids

Aaron Sabato hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 9-2 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Both teams had seven hits in the game, but Cedar Rapids had six extra-base hits, including four home runs while Wisconsin had six singles.

 

Sabato and Yunior Severino put the Kernels (59-37 overall, 16-14 second half) up in the first inning with back-to-back home runs off Wisconsin starting pitcher Russell Smith.  Sabato hit a two-run home run with one out.  Severino followed with a solo homer. 

 

Cedar Rapids made the score 5-0 in the top of the third inning.  Sabato drove in the first run of the inning with a double.  Wander Javier sent Sabato across the plate with a two-out triple to center.

Sabato struck again in the fifth inning.  Jake Rucker drew a leadoff walk from reliever Christian Tripp.  Sabato drilled a 3-2 pitch to the Cedar Rapids bullpen for his second homer of the day to give himself five RBI on afternoon.

 

Wisconsin (50-45, 14-16) broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Antonio Piñero walked and Terence Doston singled with one out.  Tristan Peters lined a double down the line in left to score both runners. 

Peters had two hits and a walk on Sunday to extend his streak of games with at least two hits to seven.  He is 15-for-28 during the streak.

Rucker, who scored four runs in the game, capped the scoring with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth for Cedar Rapids.

The Kernels used five pitchers in the game on day for their bullpen.  None of their pitchers went longer than three innings.

Severino and Sabato each hit four homers in the six-game series at Wisconsin.  Sabato is 15-for-46 with six homers, four doubles, and nineteen RBI in twelve games against the Timber Rattlers this season.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday with the first game of a six-game series at Modern Woodmen Park against the Quad Cities River Bandits.  Justin Bullock (0-2, 7.62) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. Game time is 6:30pm.

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