Sports Archives for 2022-09

Luxemburg-Casco comeback falls short in Denmark on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans rallied but came up short Friday night in losing to the Denmark Vikings 35-30 in North Eastern Conference football action at Leiterman Field on 96.7 WBDK. 

The Spartans trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half and struggled to contain Denmark’s explosive special teams.

Viking running back Nolan Perry scored three touchdowns, including two 90-yard kickoff returns for scores to lead the Vikings.

Ryan Routhieaux had a huge game for L-C, scoring on a 70-yard punt return and returning a fumble 55 yards in the fourth quarter to cut Denmark's lead to five points.

Denmark opened the scoring on a 15-yard scamper by Reis Johnson with 5:55 left in the first quarter.  The Spartans tied it on a 40-yard pass from freshman quarterback Brayden Loritz to Braeden Schley before Perry returned the ensuing kickoff for one of his three scores.

George Herlache kicked a 26-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-10 with 8:16 left in the half, but Denmark would score twice more before intermission to take a commanding 28-10 lead.

Routhieaux electrified the Spartan faithful with his 70-yard punt return to make it 28-16, only to see Perry take the kickoff back for his second TD return of the night with 9:34 left in the third quarter.

Spartan Chris VanderWielen scored on a seven-yard run with 7:22 left in the third quarter to cut the Viking lead to 35-23.

The Spartans had a few chances late but could not get the ball past midfield in the final minutes, as Denmark secured their homecoming win.

Denmark (3-2, 4-3) will now take on Freedom next week, while Luxemburg-Casco (2-3, 4-3 overall) will host Fox Valley Lutheran next Friday night.

 (photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux) 

Gibraltar outlasts Lena/STAA on 105.1 the GOAT

Gibraltar and Lena/St. Thomas combined for over 100 points and 900 yards, but the Vikings walked away with a 54-50 victory in Lena Friday night.

 

It was a tale of two quarters in the first half as the Titans outscored the Vikings 22-7 in the first quarter and even extended it to 30-7 in the opening moments of the second quarter a big reason why was Sam Marquardt who ran for two scores and threw another to Ethan Braley. Even when Braden Kita for Braden Sitte for a long 56-yard score for the Vikings, the Titans' Tyler Shallow answered the bell with a 48-yard scamper of his own. 

 

The Vikings would score the final four touchdowns of the half, sparked by a Kita touchdown pass to Sitte and a special teams miscue by the Titans. That miscue may go down as the play of the game as it turned the momentum in favor of the Vikings. Giuseppe Mercier followed the failed punt attempt with a touchdown on the ground from six yards out to make it a 30-20 game. 

 

Kita would cap off the half with a 45-yard touchdown run and a three-yard touchdown pass to Sitte in the final seconds to send the Vikings to a 33-30 halftime lead.

 

The Titans and the Vikings would exchange blows in the second half as the defenses played closer to what the rest of the conference has seen all season long. Mercier scored his second touchdown of the game for the Vikings on a 69-yard run. Marquardt was not going to go down quietly as he found a gap and scored on his own rushing play from 39 yards out. Marquardt would score two more times in the fourth quarter in between Kita-led touchdown drives for the Vikings. Kita opened the fourth quarter with a quarterback keeper for the score and capped off the game's scoring with a long 57-yard touchdown pass to Sitte.

 

Kita went 9-16 for 246 yards and four touchdowns for the Vikings while adding while rushing for another 104 yards and two scores. Marquardt was dynamic as well for the Titans, throwing one touchdown pass and running for another five while accumulating 288  total yards. Head coach Mike Peck said the player of the game might be the player that won't show up in the stat column. He credited Emmett Moroney's play at nose tackle for turning the tide of the game allowing the Vikings to make more plays in the running game while the team was down by multiple scores.

 

The Vikings return home for their homecoming matchup against Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran. The United lost to Algoma Friday night at Oneida Nation by a score of 42-24  margin. NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 105.1 the GOAT will carry the game live beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening kick at 7 p.m.

 

 

In other Eight-Player football action around the peninsula, Algoma toppled Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran on the road 42-24 while Sevastopol officially christened their new stadium with a 20-18 nailbiting win over Suring.

 

 


Clippers fall to Storm, Lodl leaves game on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers' entry into a playoff spot will have to be delayed at least one week, as they fell to the Kewaunee Storm 55-14. 

 

Sturgeon Bay was scored on early and often in this one, as Owen Carlson opened up the scoring 3 minutes and 31 seconds into the game, as he took a rushing touchdown into the endzone. The Clippers would then fumble the ball which led to another Storm touchdown to make it 14-0. Another fumble on the next drive by Kaden Lettie led to a scoop and score by Kewaunee to make it 21-0. 

 

Another fumble, this time by Mason Sacotte with 3:56 left in the first quarter would make it a total of 3 turnovers just in the first quarter. The Clippers would get their first stand of the game on defense, but a pick six from Kewaunee would put the Storm up 28-0 at the end of the first. 

 

The points would not stop for the Storm as Mitchell Thompson ran it into the endzone twice to make it a 42-0 game. Thompson would then throw a back shoulder fade to Caleb Schaller to make it 48-0. 

 

The Clippers got on the board after that as Bryce Plzak beat his man deep down the field and was open for a touchdown. 

 

In the fourth quarter, Danny Lodl suffered a left ankle injury, and would not return to the game for the Clippers. 

 

Carlson put the game away to make it a 55-14 final after another touchdown from the Clippers. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will next be in action next Saturday as they take on the Mishicot Indians. 

Wolves, Spartans play to draw

Luxemburg-Casco and Algoma played to a 1-1 draw Friday night in non-conference soccer action.

 

In the 35th minute, Luxemburg-Casco's Johan Amador buried the feed from Asbel Vilchez-Ruiz to make it 1-0 in favor of the Spartans. The Wolves were able to break through in the 68th minute when Zack Kirchman scored the unassisted goal. 

 

Goalkeepers Quentin Massart (L-C) and Cole Younk (Algoma) each made two saves.

 

In other soccer action, Gibraltar/Sevastopol is expected to make-up its game against Ashwaubenon Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m.

 

Soccer round-up: Sturgeon Bay cruises, Algoma shakes up Packerland

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team did not need a full 80 minutes to beat Kewaunee on Thursday.

 

The Clippers hit the mercy rule against Kewaunee in the 63rd minute.

 

Algoma dealt the conference's biggest blow of the day, beating previously first-place Gibraltar/Sevastopol 3-0. The Wolves will see if they can beat another local opponent when they welcome Luxemburg-Casco for a 5 p.m. kick. 

 

 

Local runners destroy prior personal, season records

From Cherry Hills Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay to Reedsville High School, local runners broke personal records left and right at their respective meets.

 

In Reedsville, the Kewaunee boys took 6th with 163 points and the Southern Door boys took seventh with 170 points at the Panther Invitational. It was the same thing on the girls side, but with Kewaunee scoring 171 points and Southern Door registering 214. Southern Door's Ben Grota and Kewaunee's Hannah Miller led the way for their respective teams.

 

In Pulaski, the Luxemburg-Casco girls took 9th with 226 points and the boys took seventh with 194 points at the Red Raider Invitational. Notre Dame won both divisions. Spencer Thiry was the top performer for the squads, coming in 9th place with a time of 16:43 at the Pulaski Polka Grounds.

 

Sevastopol's Bea Dramm ran a 21:46 and Gibraltar's Logan Mitterman ran a 18:17 at he 5K course to lead their respective squads at the Pioneer Invite hosted at Cherry Hills Golf Course. Sturgeon Bay also competed at the meet won by the Freedom girls and Two Rivers boys squads. 

Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, and L-C continue playoff push on NEW Radio Sports Network

Playoff berths and seeding are on the line Friday night throughout Door and Kewaunee counties.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco looks to snap a two-game skid when they travel to Denmark.

 

On 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2,  Sturgeon Bay looks to give Kewaunee their first loss of the season.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar heads to Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas for a battle of undefeated teams.

 

All games will also air online at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Other local games include Southern Door traveling to Oconto, Sevastopol hosting Suring, and Algoma making its way to Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran.

Soccer preview: Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay make up match

Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee will renew their pleasantries on Thursday night to highlight local soccer action.

 

The Clippers are looking to rebound from a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Green Bay Preble last Friday night that dropped them to 6-7-2 on the year. Despite the rough mark, the Clippers remain a sparkling 4-1-0 in the Packerland, one point behind Gibraltar Sevastopol.

 

The Storm is looking for their first victory of the season while their play has improved. They scored a goal in five of their last six matches and were within a score in three of them.

 

Match time has been moved back to 7:30 p.m.

 

Other matches scheduled for Thursday include Gibraltar/Sevastopol traveling to Algoma for a 4:30 p.m. kick. 

Cross country preview: Sevastopol hosts meet

Cherry Hills Lodge and Golf Course will be the site for one of the three cross-country meets featuring local teams on Thursday.

 

Sevastopol will host Freedom, Gibraltar, Manitowoc Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay, and Two Rivers for the 5K race beginning at 4 p.m. The meet will also features middle school teams.

 

Kewaunee and Southern Door will head further south to Reedsville for an invitational featuring the host school. Brillion, Chilton, Denmark, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Hilbert, Manitowac Lutheran, Mishicot, Oconto Falls, Providence Academy (Green Bay), Roncalli, Sheboygan Lutheran, St. Ignatius, and Valders. The first races begin at 4 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will dance over to the Pulaski Polka Grounds for an invitational featuring Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Coleman, Gillett, Green Bay East, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay Southwest, Green Bay West, Hortonville, Kiel, Menasha, New London, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Pulaski, Shawano Community and West De Pere. First varsity race is scheduled for 4:50 p.m.

 

DCU continues winning streak at Clintonville

Door County United (DCU) girls high school swim team success continued with their win against Clintonville High School on Tuesday, September 27th. The team scored 124 points to Clintonville’s 36 points. Clintonville did not have a junior varsity team. Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS) scored 9 points in her individual events, 6 of which coming from her 1st place finish in the 500 yard freestyle. This was her first time completing this event at the high school level. Freshman Regan Kasten (SBHS) scored 8 points in her individual events of the night as well. Danica Neville (SDHS) scored 10 points for the team with her 1st place finish in the 100 yard backstroke and her 2nd place finish in the 200 yard individual medley. The girls finished the meet scoring 12 more overall points with a 1st and 2nd place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The A relay consisted of Cassie Rankin (SEV), Regan Kasten (SBHS), Julia Michalski (SBHS), and Sanya Wienke (SBHS). The B relay consisted of Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS), Paula Wienke (SBHS), Anika Steinbach (SBHS), and Natalia Michalski (SBHS). The team’s next match up is on Thursday October 6th where they will take on Pulaski High School at the Door County YMCA. The meet will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Clay Matthews retires from NFL

Former Green Bay Packer linebacker Clay Matthews reportedly is retiring after playing in the NFL for 11 seasons.  Matthews hasn’t played in the NFL since 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams, and has expressed past interest in finishing his career in Green Bay.  The Packers showed interest in resigning Matthews in 2018 but decided to sign edge-rushers ZaDarius Smith and Preston Smith in free agency.  Matthews signed a two-year deal with the Rams and was released in 2020 after recording eight sacks in 13 games for Los Angeles. 

Matthews was a six-time Pro Bowler named first-team All-Pro once during his career with the Packers.  He had 91.5 career sacks and six interceptions during his career.  

Soccer Recap: Luxemburg-Casco edges Little Chute

In the "Battle of the L-Cs", the Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys soccer team was able to overcome a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Little Chute Mustangs in Luxemburg.  Johan Amador scored one goal and assisted on another to lead the Spartans to the North Eastern Conference win.  Quentin Massart had a quiet night in the goal with just two saves as the Spartans were able to control the ball the majority of the night.  The scoring and stats below are courtesy of Cory Romdenne. 

 

GOALS

43' Little Chute (Cory Stancer)

50' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Ethan Vandenhouten assist)

63' Luxemburg-Casco (Fredman Colindres; Johan Amador assist)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Quentin Massart, 2 saves
Little Chute, Dawid Mosienski, 7 saves

 

FINAL SCORE
Luxemburg-Casco 2, Little Chute 1

Volleyball Roundup:  Algoma tops Gibraltar, Luxemburg-Casco defeats Freedom

The Algoma Wolves edged the Gibraltar Vikings in five sets in Fish Creek Tuesday night.  The Wolves won the close match 25-22, 26-28, 18-25, 25-16, 15- 10.  Rylee Zimmerman led the Wolves with 19 kills, 17 digs, and one ace.  MyLee Jones added 12 kills, 28 digs, and three aces.  Also contributions came from Hannah Nell with 19 assists, eight kills, and one ace, and Amelia Robinson with 21 assists and three aces. 

 

In Luxemburg, The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans were able to defeat the Freedom Irish 3-1 to stay undefeated in the North Eastern Conference (5-0).  The Spartans were led by Alayna Deprez with 39 assists and 15 digs.  Kylie Hanson chipped in 17 kills and 13 digs, while Autumn Flynn had 11 kills and Brooke VandeHei contributed 24 digs in the victory.  The Spartans won the final three games after dropping the opening set (21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 27-25). 

Brewers fall to Cardinals, St. Louis clinches NL Central

Time to claim a wild card spot is running out for the Milwaukee Brewers after dropping a 6-2 game to the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night at home. 

 

The Cardinals jumped to a 6-0 lead in the game and clinched the division with one week left in the season.

 

Adrian Houser (6-10) started for the Brewers and took the loss giving up three runs in 3.1 innings. 

 

The Brewers could only manage an RBI single by Garrett Mitchell in the sixth inning and a seventh inning home run by Rowdy Tellez, his 34th of the season.

 

Milwaukee (82-72) still trail the Philadelphia Phillies by 1.5 games for the  final National League Wild Card spot with eight games remaining.

 

The Brewers and Cardinals finish their two-game series Wednesday night at American Family Field with first pitch set for 6:40 pm.

DCU Swim team makes up meet against Clintonville

The Door County United swimming team looks to continue its dominating start to the season when it travels to Clintonville on Tuesday.

 

The Door County United (DCU) girls high school swim team’s winning streak continued with their win at the Plymouth High School Invite on Saturday September 24th. Eight teams competed in the invite and DCU won it all with a total of 518 points. The second place team, Oregon High School, scored 510 points. DCU held the lead from the 3rd event of the meet until the 8th event. Then Oregon held the lead through the 10th event of the afternoon. By the 11th event, DCU only had a 10 point lead over Oregon. The 12th and final event of the afternoon was the 400 yard freestyle relay. Oregon’s relays were seeded higher than both of the DCU relays. DCU’s B relay, consisting of Natalia Michalski (SBHS), Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS), Caitlyn Hasenjager (SEV), and Chloe Bissen (SBHS) was originally seeded 9th and placed 4th overall. They assisted the team with 30 additional points which sealed the win for DCU. Sanya Wienke (SBHS) scored 33 points in her individual events alone, both of which were best times of the season as well. Danica Neville (SDHS) scored 29 points in her individual events, including a 3rd place finish overall in the 100 yard backstroke. Shambo Wienke (SBHS) was a last minute replacement for an injured swimmer. In her first varsity invite appearance she had her best time in the 200 yard freestyle this season, where she broke the 3 minute mark. The DCU swim team fought for this win at Plymouth and their efforts were well rewarded.

 

The Door County United (DCU) Girls High School Swim Team success continues on with their junior varsity and varsity wins over New London High School on 9/23/22. The junior varsity team score was 91-45 and the varsity team score was 131-39. Junior varsity swimmer Paula Wienke (SBHS) broke 3:00 in the 200 yard individual medley and broke :30 seconds in her 50 freestyle during the 200 yard freestyle relay. Another stand out junior varsity swimmer of the meet was Rose Schommer (SBHS) who had her best time in the 50 yard freestyle, dropping over 5 seconds from the beginning of the season. Varsity swimmer Caitlyn Hasenjager (SEV) assisted the team with her second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle and her 4th place finish in the 100 yard freestyle. Danica Neville (SDHS) finished second in the 200 yard individual medley and with her best split time in the 50 fly of that event. Sanya Wienke (SBHS) had her best time in the 100 yard fly, which also was the first place finish for the night. The remainder of the varsity events were all won by DCU swimmers as well.

 

The meet, which was originally scheduled for September 13th, will start with its first events at 6 p.m.

Volleyball teams keep it within the conference Tuesday

The area's volleyball teams will be tangled with their fellow conference foes on Tuesday evening. 

 

In the Northeastern Conference, Luxemburg-Casco looks to continue its dual match success when it welcomes Freedom to town.

 

The Packerland Conference features Kewaunee visiting Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door hosting NEW Lutheran, Gibraltar traveling to Algoma, and Sevastopol playing at home against Oconto.

 

All matches start at 7 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco soccer battles Little Chute at home

The Luxemburg-Casco soccer team looks to extend its point streak to four when it hosts Little Chute on Tuesday.

 

The Spartans are 4-7-1 on the season, including 2-0-1 in their last three games. On September 22nd, Ethan Vandenhouten buried a Johan Amador pass to tie the match in a 1-1 tie against Marinette. Quentin Massart has five saves in the contest. 

 

The Mustangs won its first game last week against Berlin 3-2, but they are 0-6 with four shutouts in their other matches.

 

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Kewaunee tennis hosts Kiel

The Kewaunee tennis will bring its match home on Tuesday as it welcomes Kiel. 

 

Limited results have been found this season, but the Storm has been able to hold its own in the meets we have been able to find despite having a short roster. 

 

First matches begin at 4 p.m.

Benesh inducted into WBCA Hall of Fame

The late Jim Benesh got his due over the weekend as he was officially inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

 

Over a dozen friends and family members celebrated Benesh's legacy at the event's ceremony held in Wisconsin Dells. 

 

 

Benesh passed away in February after a battle with multiple myeloma. According to his obituary, Jim coached cross country, football, softball, and both girls and boys basketball. His longest position as head coach was with the boys' basketball program, which he began in 1995. The boys had plenty of big seasons and won several Packerland Conference Championships. Under Head Coach Benesh, Sturgeon Bay Boys Basketball won more than 400 games.

 

Click here to see one of our last interview with Benesh from last basketball season

Door County United continues winning streak

The Door County United (DCU) girls high school swim team’s winning streak continued with their win at the Plymouth High School Invite on Saturday September 24th.

 

Eight teams competed in the invite and DCU won it all with a total of 518 points. The second place team, Oregon High School, scored 510 points. DCU held the lead from the 3rd event of the meet until the 8th event. Then Oregon held the lead through the 10th event of the afternoon. By the 11th event, DCU only had a 10 point lead over Oregon. The 12th and final event of the afternoon was the 400 yard freestyle relay. Oregon’s relays were seeded higher than both of the DCU relays. DCU’s B relay, consisting of Natalia Michalski (SBHS), Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS), Caitlyn Hasenjager (SEV), and Chloe Bissen (SBHS) was originally seeded 9th and placed 4th overall. They assisted the team with 30 additional points which sealed the win for DCU. Sanya Wienke (SBHS) scored 33 points in her individual events alone, both of which were best times of the season as well. Danica Neville (SDHS) scored 29 points in her individual events, including a 3rd place finish overall in the 100 yard backstroke. Shambo Wienke (SBHS) was a last minute replacement for an injured swimmer. In her first varsity invite appearance she had her best time in the 200 yard freestyle this season, where she broke the 3 minute mark. The DCU swim team fought for this win at Plymouth and their efforts were well rewarded.

 

The DCU swim team will compete in a dual meet at Clintonville High School on Tuesday September 27th. 

Packers survive trip to Tampa Bay

A tipped pass on a two-point conversion attempt at the end of the game gave the Green Bay Packers a much-needed 14-12 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon.

 

The Buccaneers started the game with a made field goal, but the Packers responded with two consecutive touchdown drives to give them a 14-3 lead. Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Romeo Doubs and Allen Lazard for the two scores. 


Those two touchdown passes would be the last time they would score, with their best chance coming on a pass to Aaron Jones. Two Buccaneers defenders were able to dislodge the ball, preventing the 21-3 lead from occurring. The Buccaneers would add a field goal in the third quarter and a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Russell Gage in the closing minute to make it 14-12. Brady had a man open for the two-point conversion, but De'Vondre Campbell was able to tip the ball away to prevent the score and kept the game a Packers victory in regulation.

 

Rodgers had the slight upper hand on Brady, throwing for 255 yards to go with his two touchdowns and one interception. Brady threw for 271 yards and a single score. 

 

The Packers return home for a Gold Package game against the New England Patriots. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.

Spartans golf to host NE Wisconsin schools

The Luxemburg-Casco golf team will stay around town for their meet on Monday.

 

The Spartans will host Bonduel, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Seymour, and Shawano Community at Northbrook Country Club in Luxemburg. Tee time is set for 3 p.m.

 

 

Competitive balance proposal targets successful teams

Sturgeon Bay soccer and Luxemburg-Casco volleyball would likely have to play up a division if a new competitive balance proposal is approved. According to WisSports.net, the WIAA is discussing a new proposal to address the gap between the best and worst teams in a given division by assigning them points based on their success in the state tournament series. Teams could get up to four points for winning a state title and at least one if they make it to a sectional final or Level 2 playoff for football. Accumulate at least six points in three years, and you could find yourself in a higher division. If the proposal were in effect this fall, the Spartans volleyball would undoubtedly find themselves in the Division 1 Tournament after winning their third straight state championship in Division 2. If the system were in place a few years ago, the Clippers soccer team also would have found themselves in a higher division after playing in four state tournaments and winning the gold ball twice. Spartans volleyball coach Jeff Frey believes the proposal punishes success but admits addressing competitive balance is a tricky topic.

A multiplier for private schools and a reducer for schools with a high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch are other ways the WIAA has tried to address competitive balance over the years without any success. 

Packers look to get over the hump against Bucs

The Green Bay Packers will try to get above .500 on Sunday when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida Sunday.

 

The Packers got into the win column last week with a 27-10 victory over the Chicago Bears while the Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints last week 20-10. 

 

While the headlines will be about the legacies of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, much of the focus will be on who is not playing. For the Buccaneers, they were dealt another big blow to their receiving corps when the NFL upheld its suspension of Mike Evans. Paired with the injured Chris Godwin, the Buccanneers had to sign Cole Beasley to be a reliable receiver. David Bakhtiari appears to be returning to the lineup for the Packers on Sunday, they will be without Sammy Watkins, who was placed on the injured reserve list.

 

Kick-off is set for 3:25 p.m.

Pioneers post successful times at Manitowoc Invitational

The Sevastopol Pioneers ran their second race in three days on Saturday, running in the Manitowoc Invitational.

 

The Pioneers took 16th overall with 441 points with Wauwatosa East winning the invite with 53 points. Bea Dramm paced the Pioneers girls with a time of 21:46, good for 62nd overall. Jolene Luedtke and Katie Spude joined her in the Top 100 in the field.

 

1.62.11Bea Dramm21:46.6Sevastopol

2.85.11Jolene Luedtke22:52.2Sevastopol

3.98.11Katie Spude23:29.1Sevastopol

4.114.11Libby Ash24:58.7Sevastopol

5.120.9Madison Lempke26:56.4Sevastopol

6.123.10Ruth Wilke27:39.0Sevastopol

 

Jairus Dadam also had a Top 100 finish, coming in 92nd with a time of 19:28.

1.92.10Jairus Dadam19:28.3Sevastopol

Sturgeon Bay sails past Oconto on The Clipper

A slow start to the game ended in 51-21 victory for Sturgeon Bay over Oconto Friday night

 

The two teams traded scores in the first quarter with the Blue Devils' Kyle Bowman tying the game on a 12-yard run after the Clippers' Danny Lodl opened the game with a five-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Plzak.

 

The game sunk into a lull until the final two minutes of the first half. A long punt by Hayden Tracy and a penalty put the Blue Devils' heels near their own endzone. David Zuelke caused the chaos that led to a safety to give the Clippers a 9-7 lead they would not give up. Following the safety kick, Zuelke scored from 12 yards out to extend the lead. The Blue Devils' Alex Fuller and the Clippers' Kordell Anderson would the end the half with dueling kickoff returns for touchdowns.

 

With a Fuller touchdown in between for the Blue Devils, Lodl would connect with Kaden Lettie for 24 yards and Plzak for 40 to keep the game at two scores. The Blue Devils' third quarter touchdown came with some controversy as a botched snap and fumble led to a scrum near the goal line. Fuller was able to somehow escape out of the pile and find an open receiver for an 80-yard passing play before punching it in.

 

The fourth quarter saw  the feel-good moment of the game when the Clippers' coaching staff called a run play on the goal line for lineman Dominic Tristani who scored a touchdown on his birthday.

 

Braylon La Roche capped off the scoring on the night with a two-yard touchdown run.

 

The Clippers return home next weekend for a date with Packerland Conference-leading Kewaunee.

 

 Other Packerland Conference scores included Southern Door shutting down and blowing out Peshtigo 40-0 and Kewaunee cruising to a 49-7 win over Mishicot. 

Vikings roll over Gillett on 105.1 The GOAT

Gibraltar scored early and often as they dominated the Gillett Tigers 62-8 Friday night. 

 

The Vikings got the scoring going right away as Braden Kita ripped off a 55 yard touchdown run that went all the way to the endzone for a quick 7-0 lead. Kita would find Will Friendenfels on back to back drives and before you know it it was 28-0 Gibraltar after the first quarter. 

 

This one would continue to be all Gibraltar though, as they would pile on 20 more in the second quarter, with 3 rushing touchdowns. Hayden Reetz would be pushed out of bounds after a 25 yard run, and he would finish it off from 1 yard out to make it 34-0 after a fake field goal pass was broken up. Braden Kita would break off two more huge runs, resulting in touchdowns of 53 and 49 yards each. The Vikings would go into the half on top of the Tigers 48-0. 

 

Gillett would respond on their opening drive of the 3rd quarter, with Quarterback Jesse DeBauch finding Tight End Brandon DeBauch for a 46 yard touchdown on their only touchdown of the night to make it 48-8. 

 

Giuseppe Mercier would find the endzone from 4 yards out before Braden Sitte would read Jesse DeBauch like a book and run a pick 6 back for 60 yards and put the finishing touches on a 62-8 blowout of the Gillett Tigers. 

 

The player of the game for the Gibraltar Vikings was once again Braden Kita, who threw for 179 yards and three touchdowns, but was also effective on the ground running for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns as well. 

 

Gibraltar will travel to Lena next week as they take on the undefeated Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Wildcats. 105.1 The GOAT and NewRadioSportsNetwork.com will have the coverage on that one from Lena. 

 

Other Eight-Player Football scores include Algoma losing to Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas 52-24 and Sevastopol falling to Wausaukee 54-14.

Luxemburg-Casco falls to Freedom, lose Ronsman on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan’s homecoming was spoiled by the Freedom Irish Friday night after a 26-14 loss in North Eastern Conference football action.  The game turned quickly when quarterback Max Ronsman severely injured his right ankle early in the second quarter and never returned to the game. 

 

The Spartans started fast scoring on their first two possessions and stunning the Irish by forcing to three-and-outs on Freedom’s first two possessions.

 

Luxemburg-Casco struck early on a 59-yard strike from Ronsman to Ryan Routhieaux to set up a four-yard run by Routhieaux to open the scoring with 8:50 left in the first quarter.   Ronsman then scored on a 12-yard scramble to make it 14-0 and seem in control of the game.

 

The momentum all changed when the Spartans drove to the 10-yard line of Freedom and on the first play of the second quarter, Ronsman was injured on a run and fumbled.

 

Freedom then scored 20 unanswered points before halftime, including a 40-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Gavin Greiner.

 

The second half saw both teams trade turnovers twice with Freedom finally taking control with 5:15 left in the game on Carter Kriewaldt’s second touchdown run of the night to make it 26-14 and keep the Irish undefeated.

 

Freedom (6-0, 4-0) remains tied for first place in the NEC, while the Luxemburg-Casco (4-2, 2-2) now will travel to Denmark next Friday to face the Vikings. The game will be broadcast on 96.7 WBDK and New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call.

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux) 

 

 

Clippers Soccer falls to Preble in a heartbreaker on U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers played host to division one Green Bay Preble Friday night and in the final seconds gave up a goal that would decide the game. Sturgeon Bay started the game slower than they would have liked but was able to pick up momentum in the first half along with a goal on a Penalty Kick in the 31st minute. Jules Reynalds was fouled in the box and Johnny Hubbard took the kick, making it and giving the Clippers the lead which they would hold until the 51st minute when Navarro for Preble would tie the game with a breakaway goal. Then with 26 seconds to go Navarro would notch his second of the game giving the Hornets the win 2-1 over the Clippers. The next game and broadcast will be on the 29th when Sturgeon Bay hosts Kewaunee. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 pm and the broadcast will begin at 7:15. 

L-C, Algoma, Southern Door volleyball teams earn sweeps

Two area teams had impressive showings as a part of Thursday's volleyball slate.

 

Luxemburg-Casco swept Wrightstown 3-0 while Southern Door did the same on the road at Oconto as did Algoma at Kewaunee. 

 

Sturgeon Bay went to Green Bay and took three of four sets from NEW Lutheran.

 

Sevastopol was the only local team to lose its match on Thursday, but went the distance against Peshtigo before falling 3-2.

 

 

Records fall for local runners at Bremser Invite

Personal and season records were not safe at the Bremser Cross Country Invite hosted by Mishicot High School on Thursday.

 

Nearly all of the runners from Luxemburg-CascoAlgomaGibraltarKewauneeSevastopolSturgeon Bay, and Southern Door had at least a season-best time while several had the best race of their high school career.

 

Highlighting the day was Southern Door's Brooke Strege posting the best time for small-school runners and the Sevastopol girls' squad boasting the best place among the teams in the large or small school divisions with a fifth place. 

 

You can click the links above for team-by-team results from the day's action.

Three football games featured on NEW Radio Sports Network Friday

Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco, and Gibraltar will all be featured tonight as the football season takes a chilly turn Friday night.

 

On 96.7 WBDK, Luxemburg-Casco looks to bounce back from its first loss of the year with a homecoming matchup against Freedom.

 

On 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2 The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay looks to keep their offensive momentum as they travel to Oconto.

 

On 105.1 the GOAT, a perfect season remains on the line in Fish Creek as Gibraltar hosts Gillett.

 

All NEW Radio Sports Network broadcasts begin at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Other local games of note include a pair of homecoming games as Southern Door welcomes Peshtigo and Kewaunee battles Mishicot. Eight-player action also includes Algoma playing at home against Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas and Sevastopol traveling north to Wausaukee.

Clippers soccer carries offensive explosion to U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay soccer team hopes it can continue its strong offensive output Friday night as it hosts Green Bay Preble.

 

Days after topping Green Bay East with a five-goal night and a clean sheet, the Clippers followed suit with a 9-0 win against Peshtigo on Thursday. The team started strong and had a 6-0 lead at the half. Six Clippers found the back of the net including Isaac Schulz (2), Gavin Fernandez (2), Ben Stephen (2), Jackson Starr (1), Espen Walker (1), and Landen Hintz (1). 

 

Sturgeon Bay is back in action tonight at Clark Field with the host Green Bay Preble. The Hornets (5-4-2) are in the middle of their own offensive hot streak. They beat Sheboygan South 9-1 on Thursday after a 6-0 win over crosstown rival Green Bay Southwest on Tuesday. This game is a special broadcast on U-102.1 starting at 6:15 with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Other local scores included Gibraltar/Sevastopol and NEW Lutheran playing to a scoreless draw and Luxemburg-Casco playing Marinette to a 1-1 tie. No score was reported for the Algoma/Kewaunee match.

Cross country teams head to Mishicot

Several of the local cross country teams will make their way to Mishicot Thursday afternoon for a huge multi-team invitational. 

 


Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door  will join West De Pere, Seymour, Brillion, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Chilton, Coleman, De Pere, Fox Valley Lutheran, Hilbert, Kiel, Little Chute, Manitowoc Lutheran, New Holstein, Oconto Falls, Ozaukee, Random Lake, Roncalli, Sheboygan Lutheran. Sheboygan Falls, Two Rivers, Oconto, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Bay Port, Oneida Nation, NEWCHAA (Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton), Reedsville, Denmark, Wrightstown, Providence Academy (Green Bay), and St. Ignatius / Chesterton Academy for the Mishicot Bremser Invite. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco's boys (7th place, 169 points) and girls (11th, 286 points) were the top local teams from last year's event. The Spartans' Gabe Havel took 10th with a time of 17:22, and Sevastopol's Bea Dramm took 11th with a time of 20:29 to lead all local runners on the 5K course.

 

Middle school races begin at 3:40 p.m. with high school races for varsity and junior varsity races following that.

Door County United Swimming hosts New London

The Door County United Swimming teams heads back to the Sturgeon Bay YMCA pool Thursday night as they host New London.

 

The Door County United (DCU) Girls Swim Team brought home yet another win against Plymouth High School on Thursday 9/15/22. The junior varsity team's final score was 74-43, and the varsity team's final score was 122-52. The team scored points in all varsity events of the evening. Top scorers for the varsity team included Christy Braun (SBHS) and Cassie Rankin (SEV), who both finished first place in their individual events for the evening. Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS) assisted the team with top 5 finishes in all of her varsity events. Especially with her 3rd place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, where she beat her opponent by .03 seconds. Brooke Strege (SDHS) was yet another swimmer who finished in the top 3 for all her individual events, which helped the team score an additional 8 points. Overall the team’s hard work is paying off with success against teams of all sizes.

 

The Door County United (DCU) remains undefeated in conference matchups with their win against Wittenberg Birnamwood High School. Both the junior varsity and varsity defeated their opponents in the conference dual. Junior varsity swimmer Hannah Schley (SDHS) successfully completed the butterfly leg of the 200 yard medley relay for the first time in her swimming career. The team finished in first place in all but 2 varsity events. Varsity swimmer Regan Kasten (SBHS) took first place overall in the 500 yard freestyle, a race she had never swam before in her career. She was followed by Brooke Strege (SDHS) and Kailyn Nevillle (SDHS). The three finishes totaled 13 points for the team. Cassie Rankin (SEV), Brooke Strege (SDHS), Caitlyn Hasenjager (SEV), and Sanya Wienke (SBHS) finished off the meet and sealed the deal with a first place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The girls finished 15 seconds faster than the second place team.

 

The first event begins at 6 p.m.

 

Mets come back to slam Brewers 7-5

The New York Mets overcame a 4-0 deficit Tuesday night and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 at American Family Field.  Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to propel the Mets to the win. 

The Brewers jumped to a three-run lead in the second inning and added another run in the fifth, but Peter Alonso hit his 37 home run with two runners on in the sixth inning to cut the lead to 4-3.

 

Aaron Ashby returned from the injured list and pitched two scoreless innings, but Brad Boxberger and Taylor Rodgers could not hold the lead, giving up seven runs on just three hits, collectively.

Taylor (4-8) took the loss while Joely Rodriguez got the win for the Mets.

 

The Brewers (78-70), who have lost three straight, trail the Philadelphia Phillies by 2.5 games for the final wild card spot with 14 games remaining.

Soccer Roundup: Luxemburg-Casco tops Denmark

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan soccer team came away with a 4-1 victory Tuesday evening over the Denmark Vikings in North Eastern Conference play.  The match saw Johan Amador score all four of the Spartan goals.  Denmark could only muster hitting one ball into the back of the net against L-C goalie Quenten Massart who had six saves.  The scoring recap of Tuesday's match is listed below.  

 

GOALS

4' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

24' Denmark (Ethan Bergelin; Aiden Nelsen assist)

46' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

62' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Quentin Massart assist)

66' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Quentin Massart, 6 saves
Denmark, Patrick Mileski, 2 saves

 

 

DCU swimming heads to Wittenberg-Birnamwood

The Door County United swimming team hits the road again on Tuesday for a meet against Wittenberg-Birnamwood.

 

The Door County United (DCU) Girls Swim Team brought home yet another win against Plymouth High School on Thursday 9/15/22. The junior varsity team final score was 74-43 and the varsity team final score was 122-52. The team scored points in all varsity events of the evening. Top scorers for the varsity team included Christy Braun (SBHS) and Cassie Rankin (SEV) who both finished first place in their individual events for the evening. Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS) assisted the team nicely with top 5 finishes in all of her varsity events. Especially with her 3rd place finish in the 100 yard freestyle where she beat her opponent by .03 seconds. Brooke Strege (SDHS) was yet another swimmer who finished in the top 3 for all of her individual events, which helped the team score an additional 8 points. Overall the team’s hard work is paying off with success against teams of all sizes.

 

The first events start at 6 p.m.

Tight race brewing for Run the Door

Several runners in the Run the Door series are in the running for earning bragging rights.

 

Runners with at least 100 points include:

Carol Moellenberndt, Sturgeon Bay 108

Greg Peters, Green Bay 145

Susan Reynolds-Smith, Ephraim 111

Marc Vandenhouten, Brussels 118

 

Runners are running out of opportunities to add to their point totals with just a few races on the calendar. You can check out the list of upcoming points races below:

 

SEPT. 24 -- Hey, Hey 5K, Baileys Harbor. POINTS EVENT!

 

OCT. 8 -- Run Wild Quarter Marathon, 5K, Kids Run , Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay. Virtual option available. POINTS EVENT!

 

OCT. 22—Fall 50 Relay and Individual 50-Mile, Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay. POINTS EVENT!

 

NOV. 26—One Barrel 2.62 (Miles) Run, Egg Harbor. POINTS EVENT!

 

DEC. 3 —Northern Door YMCA Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/Walk, Fish Creek. POINTS EVENT.

Soccer recap: Five Clippers Score to lead the team over Green Bay East on The Clipper

Last night at Clark Field, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers Soccer team looked strong from defense to offense against the Red Devils from Green Bay East. The scoring for the Clippers with Porter Gigstead in the 13th minute (assisted by Klotz). Two minutes later, Isaac Schulz would find the back of the net in the 15th minute with his head, and this time Gigstead had the assist. That's where the game would be at halftime 2-0. Kayden Klotz would add the Clippers' 3rd goal (assisted by Rangel) in the 55th minute. The Red Devils would have a chance in the 56th when Hubbard would pick up a Yellow card in the penalty box leading to a PK. Huerta would take the kick for Green Bay, knocking it off the crossbar, and the round was covered up by keeper Jack Larson. Sturgeon Bay would add two more goals in the game's closing minutes (Alas-69th & Walker 76th), making the final score 5-0. The Clippers travel to Peshtigo Thursday and then host Green Bay Preble on Friday. A broadcast schedule of the games is available on the events calendar. 

 

Tuesday's games include Luxemburg-Casco visiting Denmark at 4:30 p.m. and Algoma traveling to Cedar Grove-Belgium at 4:30 p.m.

Scherzer sets tone in Brewers loss

Max Scherzer left Monday's game perfect through six before departing in a 7-2 New York Mets victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

The former Cy Young struck out nine Brewers batters in his return to the roster before being lifted in the seventh inning due to pitch count concerns. A Pete Alonso homer in the fourth and RBI hits by Francisco Lindor and Daniel Vogelbach in the sixth made it 5-0 Mets before Rowdy Tellez sent a song into orbit to get the Brewers on the board in the seventh. It take didn't take long for the Mets to match the runs gained with two RBI singles in the top of the eighth inning.

 

The two teams battle Tuesday night again at 6:40 p.m.

Spartans golf visit Thornberry Creek Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco golf team will tee off at 9 a.m. Monday with a big tournament in Hobart.

 

Appleton East, Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Fond du Lac, Freedom, Green Bay Preble, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Middleton, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Oshkosh West, Pulaski, Seymour, Shawano Community, Sheboygan North, Verona Area, and Wrightstown will all descend on Thornberry Creek Golf Course for the tournament.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay soccer battles Green Bay East on The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers look to keep the soccer season afloat on Monday when they battle the Red Devils of Green Bay East on Monday night.

 

It has not been smooth sailing for the Clippers in September, going 2-4-2 since September 1st. That includes a 1-0 conference loss to Gibraltar/Sevastopol and a 2-0 defeat to Bay Port last week. 

 

The Red Devils are 6-3 on the season, including two straight wins over Manitowoc Lincoln (6-0) and Green Bay West (11-0) that saw them score 17 goals. Since losing two straight matches at the turn of the month, the Red Devils have gone 4-1-0.

 

Bryan Mazur will have the call on 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2 from Clark Field beginning at 6:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

Packers survive Bears' scare

The Chicago Bears were possibly an inch away from potentially changing the tide of the season in the Green Bay Packers 27-10 victory Sunday night.

 

The two teams traded scores in the first quarter, with a touchdown run by Justin Fields providing the 7-3 advantage for the Bears.

 

The Packers would score 21 consecutive points after the Fields' scramble, with Aaron Jones reaching the endzone twice and Allen Lazard finding it on a slant at the end of the half to give the packers a 24-7 advantage at the break.

 

Cairo Santos scored the only points of the third quarter for the Bears to narrow the lead to 24-10 after taking advantage of an A.J. Dillon fumble.

 

The game was on the verge of changing its tone in the fourth quarter, with the Bears posting their most impressive drive of the second half. The Bears narrowly missed one touchdown run when Fields was knocked down at the one-yard line as he was stretching for the pylon. His second attempt came up just short as well, even though some camera angles showed Fields touching the very front of the endzone with the tip of the ball. Aaron Rodgers (19-25, 234 yards, 2/0) found Sammy Watkins for a long completion to set up a Mason Crosby field goal to end any comeback threat. 

 

The Packers will head to Tampa Bay next Sunday for a 3:25 p.m. kickoff.

Judge, Rizzo slugs Yanks past Crew

The Milwaukee Brewers were out-homered 5-3 en route to a 12-8 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon.

 

Kolten Wong gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead in the first inning with his homer to kick off the derby. The Yankees' Oswaldo Cabrera and the Brewers' Tyrone Taylor traded dingers to make it 4-1 after two innings of play. The Brewers would lose the lead in the fifth inning after Aaron Judge and Anthony went back to back in the previous inning and three run-scoring knocks that made it 7-4. 

 

Kyle Higishioka had one of those run-scoring hits in the fifth inning and added to his RBI total with his groundout in the seventh, only to see Aaron Hicks and Judge hitting homers to make it 10-4. The Judge home run gave him 59 on the season, just two behind Roger Maris for the American League record.

 

Rowdy Tellez's 31st homer run made it 10-6 in the eighth inning, but Judge's fourth hit of the day erased the ground gain. Jace Peterson's ground-rule double got them two run closer but four runs off from tying the game to keep the chance of a sweep alive.

 

The Brewers enter the week eight games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central title and two games behind the Phillies for the final Wild Card slot. The Mets will keep the New York flavor alive in the visitors' clubhouse for the next three nights, including a 6:40 p.m. first pitch on Monday.

Packers look to right ship against Bears

The Green Bay Packers look to avoid a trip to uncharted territory on Sunday Night Football when they host the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers' offense never got on track during its opening week loss to the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. Aaron Rodgers failed to reach 200 yards passing and a goal line touchdown b A.J. Dillon was all the scoring it could muster.

 

The Bears were darn near flooded out at Soldier Field last week, but its second-year quarterback Justin Fields was able to lead two touchdown drives to take them past the San Francisco 49ers 19-10.

 

A loss would put the Packers in an 0-2 record on the season and potentially two games back in the NFC North.

 

Kick off is set for 7:25 p.m.

Brewers take second straight from Yankees

The push for the playoffs is still on for the Milwaukee Brewers after beating the New York Yankees 4-1

 

The Brewers only needed a three-run homer by Willy Adames to take this one. Josh Donaldson hit his own solo shot to narrow the Brewers lead in the fourth inning to 3-1, but a fifth-inning double by Christian Yelich pushed it back to a three-run lead.

 

Brandon Woodruff earned the win with eight innings of one run ball, allowing five hits while striking out 10.

 

After its walk-off win Friday, the Brewers go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon at American Family Field.

Spartans volleyball takes 21st at Charger Invite

The results may not show it according to head coach Jeff Frey, but the Luxemburg-Casco volleyball had a good weekend in Milwaukee.

 

The Spartans took 21st at the Charger Invitational, held at the Milwaukee Sting Center. The results were mixed during the course of the weekend with the squad going 2-3 in tournament play.

 

Pool Play:

Lost to Divine Savior Holy Angel 22-25, 18-25

Lost to Kettle Moraine 6-25, 24-26

Beat Sun Prairie East 25-19, 25-12

 

Bronze Bracket

Lost to Kimberly 25-12, 23-25, 11-15

Beat Franklin 26-24, 25-21

 

Leading the way for the Spartans were Alayna Deprez (101 assists, 34 digs), Autumn Flynn (35 kills), Cami Onell (31 kills), Kylie Hanson (27 kills, 25 digs), and  Brooke VandeHei (52 digs).

 

Reflecting on the weekend, Frey said, "the overall record of the weekend won't show it, but I thought we did a lot of really good things this weekend and played some good volleyball against some great competition. I like the growth we keep showing each week, it's exciting to see."

Clippers run through Bulldogs on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers kept their winning ways going as they were able to take over the game once again in the second half, winning 40-14 over the Peshtigo Bulldogs. 

 

The Clippers got the scoring started early, after stuffing the Bulldogs short of a first down on a 4th and 1, Danny Lodl found Kaden Lettie for a 47 Yard Touchdown pass to make it a quick 7-0 lead for Sturgeon Bay. The Clippers would answer themselves with another touchdown, this one being a 14 yard scamper from running back David Zuehlke to push the lead to 13-0. 

 

Peshtigo was not going to go down without a fight however, as Kavin Kleikamp broke multiple would-be Clipper tackles on his way to a 52 yard touchdown run, as the Bulldogs were on the board 13-6. That one score lead would not last long as Danny Lodl connected on his second of 5 touchdowns on the night, this one to Patrick Haese for 55 Yards to make it 19-6. 

 

A 2 Yard Touchdown by Trevor Marquardt would send the halftime score to 19-14 at the break. 

 

That is when just like last week, the floodgates would open as 20 seconds into the second half, Danny Lodl would take just one play to get the Clippers back on the board with a 62 Yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 27-14. 

 

Danny Lodl would throw two more touchdown passes on the night, to Patrick Haese for 6 yards and Caleb Plzak for 51 yards respectively. That would make the final score 40-14 Clippers. 

 

The player of the game was Quarterback Danny Lodl as he racked up 5 touchdown passes on the night and led the Sturgeon Bay offense. 

 

In other games around the Packerland, Southern Door took care of business 34-6 over Marinette, and Kewaunee took down Bonduel 40-19. 

Luxemburg-Casco falls to Little Chute on 96.7 WBDK

The battle of the L-Cs ended with the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans falling just short against the Little Chute Mustangs, 14-8, in a North Eastern Conference thriller at Fitzpatrick Field.   

Little Chute opened the game with a 73-yard drive that culminated by a four-yard touchdown run by Drew Joten.  The Spartans responded with a 65-yard drive of their own on a 38-yard strike from quarterback Max Ronsman to Ryan Routhieaux to cut the Mustang lead to 7-6.  Ronsman then scrambled and scored on a two-point conversion to give the Spartans an 8-7 lead with 1:30 left in the first quarter.

The only other scoring during the night came when Mustang quarterback Charlie VandenBurgt hit his big receiver, Hunter Thiel, on a 27-yard touchdown pass with 6:09 left in the half.

The second half saw the Spartans get into Little Chute territory but turn the ball over on downs as the Mustang defense contained the Luxemburg-Casco offense the rest of the way.

The Spartans did have one final chance when the defense held Little Chute on fourth down with just under two minutes left at the Spartan 10-yard line, but a desperation drive ended at mid-field on a short completion to Sawyer Dorn. 

Luxemburg-Casco (2-1, 4-1 overall) will now host Freedom next Friday for Homecoming in a game that will be broadcast on New Radio Sports Network.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the call from the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex.

(photo by Ron LeCloux)

Volleyball preview: Local team head to tournaments

The area's volleyballt teams are heading every which way for tournaments on Saturday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco continues its tournament in Milwaukee with participating teams including  Appleton North, Arrowhead, Brookfield Central, Catholic Memorial, Cedarburg, Divine Savior Holy Angels, Franklin, Germantown, Hartford Union, Howards Grove, Kettle Moraine, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Kimberly, Manitowoc Lincoln, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, Neenah, New Berlin West, Oconomowoc, Oshkosh West, Pewaukee, River Falls, Sauk Prairie, Slinger, Sun Prairie East, and Sussex Hamilton, Waterloo, Waukesha West, Waunakee, West Bend West, and Wisconsin Lutheran. Matches begin at 8 a.m.

 

Gibraltar and Algoma find themselves in Hilbert to face the host school, Central Wisconsin Christian, Manitowoc Lutheran, Roncalli, Valley Christian, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood. First matches begin at 9 a.m.

Eight-Player Recap: Kita hosts scoring clinic in Gibraltar victory on 105.1 The GOAT

If the Gibraltar Vikings reached the end zone, you can bet Brady Kita played a role in it getting there as he led the team to a 50-12 win over Wausaukee Friday night in Fish Creek.

 

Kita was easily the player of the game, playing a role in all seven touchdowns and picking up and was responsible for 355 of the team's 433 yards.

 

He got the team on the scoreboard in the first quarter, scampering 56 yards to put the Vikings up 7-0. Kita nearly matched the effort on his next touchdown, a 55-yard run that had a little more twists and turns than his first score. He would find the end zone a different way to end the first quarter, this time throwing a perfect deep ball to Braden Sitte for 46-yard touchdown pass.

 

The Rangers were dealt a major blow in the second quarter losing their best offensive player Luke Smith to a shoulder injury. He had thrown for 52 yards and rushed for another seven before being forced from the game. Kita would lead the Vikings to a score three different ways in the second quarter, kicking thing off with an 11-yard rush to put the Vikings up 28-0. A flea flicker went Kita's way on their next drive as Sitte took the pitch from Giuseppe Mercier and threw it to Kita to make it 35-0. Kita had one more magic trick up his sleeve when he ended the quarter scrambling to his left and finding William Lecy sitting on his route. With help from a Sitte block, Lecy found the endzone to make it 43-0 after a busted field goal attempt turned into another Kita to Sitte connection.

 

 

The Vikings would open the third quarter and end their night scoring with another 55 yard rushing touchdown by Kita to make it 50-0. With the back-ups in on offense for the Vikings and a running clock, the Rangers turned two turnovers into touchdowns. Connor Schroeder spoiled the shutout for the Vikings' defense with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Shaw to make it 50-6. Prestin Brunette also had a pick-six of Giovanni Mercier to end the night.

The Vikings outgained the Rangers 433-109 and had a 15-5 edge in first downs. 

 

Full Box Score

 

NEW Radio Sports Network and 105.1 The GOAT will have the Vikings' next game as they stay home to face Gillett.

 

In other Eight-Player game action, Algoma bounced back with a 48-14 victory over Gillett and Sevastopol powers past Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran 18-0.

 

 

 

Door County United extends winning streak

The Door County United (DCU) Girls Swim Team brought home yet another win against Plymouth High School on Thursday 9/15/22. The junior varsity team final score was 74-43 and the varsity team final score was 122-52. The team scored points in all varsity events of the evening. Top scorers for the varsity team included Christy Braun (SBHS) and Cassie Rankin (SEV) who both finished first place in their individual events for the evening. Isabella Jimenez Seyfer (SBHS) assisted the team nicely with top 5 finishes in all of her varsity events. Especially with her 3rd place finish in the 100 yard freestyle where she beat her opponent by .03 seconds. Brooke Strege (SDHS) was yet another swimmer who finished in the top 3 for all of her individual events, which helped the team score an additional 8 points. Overall the team’s hard work is paying off with success against teams of all sizes. The swimmers will travel to Wittenberg- Birnamwood on Tuesday September 20th for their next conference dual meet. 

Soccer Recap: Sturgeon Bay stunned by Gibraltar/Sevastopol on The Clipper

A beautiful night at Clark Field turned where the two teams on top of the Packerland conference battled, left the Gibraltar/Sevastopol Vikineers in first place after they beat the Clippers 1-0.

 

The first half ended with the Vikineers having the lead after a Lardinois goal in the 36th minute off a free kick from Voight. That was the only shot that Vikineers would get on frame all night, and it was the only one they needed to leave Clark Field with a victory and the sole lead in the Packerland.

 

The Clippers played strong and had over 12 shots on goal but could not find the back of the net. Sturgeon Bay's next game is Friday night when they battle Bay Port in Suamico.

 

Other scores from Thursday night include Algoma and NEW Lutheran ending their match with a 2-2 draw and Kewaunee losing to Peshtigo 5-3. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will face the likes of Madison Edgewood, Platteville, and Port Washington at an invitational hosted Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington Friday night beginning at 5 p.m.

Cross country recap: L-C boys capture title in Valders

Luxemburg-Casco's Gabe Havel and Sturgeon Bay's Julia Kurek were the top local finishers at Thursday's Bob Burzynski Invite hosted by Valders.

 

The Spartans varsity boys took first place, with Gabe Havel taking fourth overall with a time of 17:50. The Spartans won with an overall score of 52 points.

 

Kurek finished in 29th place overall with a time of 24:53, leading the Clippers girls to a seventh place finish.

 

In other local cross country news, two Green Bay area coaches were honored with events being named after them. The 5K course at Colburn Park on Green Bay's west side will be known as the Don Buntman Cross Country Course. Buntman coached at Green Bay West and Bay Port during his 30-plus year career. The renamed course featured Kewaunee, Gibraltar, and Sturgeon Bay during the 2021 spring pandemic season. Speaking of Bay Port, their annual meet held at Meadowbrook Park will be known as the Mike Jameson Invitational, honoring their former head coach of 30-plus years. 

Volleyball Preview: Gibraltar welcomes in conference foe Kewaunee

5 teams from around the area will hit the floor for conference volleyball matches, as the race for the Packerland Conference title is beginning to slowly become clearer. 

 

The Gibraltar Vikings, who have hung close with the likes of Oconto and NEW Lutheran/Providence academy, will play host to the Kewaunee Storm. 

 

Southern Door sees Peshtigo come to Brussels for a Packerland conference matchup. 

 

Algoma hosts NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy.

 

Sturgeon Bay takes on Oconto. 

Soccer Preview: Clippers host Vikineers in battle for first place on 103.3 The Clipper

Four local teams are in action on Thursday, with some top of the Packerland action with Sturgeon Bay and the Vikneers. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys soccer team has not lost a Packerland conference game in the past two years, and will look to keep that streak alive against the Vikneers of Gibraltar/Sevastopol on 103.3 The Clipper. 

 

Algoma travels to Green Bay to face NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy 

 

One of Kewaunee or Peshtigo will pick up their first conference win as they face off. 

Two cross country teams will run at the same meet

The teams of Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco will take their running talents on the road to a meet at Valders. The two teams will be beginning their race at 4:00 against 12 other teams.

 

Those teams will be schools consisting of Brillion, Chilton, Denmark, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Hilbert, Howards Grove, New Holstein, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Roncalli, Sheboygan Falls, Valders

 

The meet takes place at Valders High School. 

Volleyball Recap: L-C sweeps Marinette

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sets win over the Marinette Marines Tuesday night in Luxemburg.  The home-opener for the Spartans went smoothly with wins of 25-11, 26-16, and 25-12. Alayna Deprez had 21 assists and three aces, while

Autumn Flynn contributed nine kills, three aces, and two blocks to lead the Spartans.

Campbell Onel and Ella VanderVelden chipped in eight and six kills, respectively as well.

The Spartans are now 12-3 overall and 2-0 in NEC. 

 

Soccer Roundup: Luxemburg-Casco tops Freedom

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans edged the Freedom Irish Tuesday night 4-3 in North Eastern Conference boys soccer.  Zak Patek scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Spartans, while Mason Rivera had the tie-breaking goal late in the match to seal the victory for L-C.  Fredman Colindres had six saves in the net for the Spartans.

The complete scoring recap is listed below.

 

GOALS

7' Luxemburg-Casco (Zak Patek; Johan Amador assist)

10' Luxemburg-Casco (Johan Amador; Zak Patek assist)

25' Luxemburg-Casco (Zak Patek)

38' Freedom (Anthony Drontle; Brady VanderLinden assist)

58' Freedom (Brady VanderLinden)

68' Freedom (Sawyer Rueckl; Brady VanderLinden assist)

80' Luxemburg-Casco (Mason Rivera)

 

GOALKEEPING
Luxemburg-Casco, Fredman Colindres, 6 saves
Freedom, Eric Wolf, 4 saves

 

FINAL SCORE
Luxemburg-Casco 4, Freedom 3

Brewers double up Cards

A two-run home run by Andrew McCutchen in the fifth-inning propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.  

 

The Brewers and Cardinals slugged it out in the first two innings as the game was tied 4-4 with Milwaukee using eight pitchers throughout the game.

 

Luis Perdomo (2-0) picked up the win going three innings and allowing just one run on three hits.

 

From there, the rest of the bullpen did not give up a hit and allowed just one walk in the last four innnings.

 

Wily Adames had a single and a double with two RBIs to bolster the Brewer attack.

 

The two teams will face off  again Wednesday at Busch Stadium with first pitch set for 6:40pm.  

 

The Brewers trail the Cardinals by seven games in the NL Central and are 1.5 games out of the Wild Card race with 20 games to go in the season. 

DC United swim team heads to Clintonville

The Door County United Swim Team takes their talents for a road trip as they travel to Clintonville to battle the Truckers.

 

Last week, the Door County United (DCU) Girls High School Swim Team brought home a win in their first conference dual meet of the season. The girls defeated Shawano High School 132 to 37 total points. DCU took 1st place in every varsity and junior varsity events during the meet. Junior varsity swimmer Hannah Schley (SDHS) dropped 5 seconds from her best time in the 50 yard freestyle. Natalia Michalski (SBHS) finished first in the varsity 100 yard freestyle. She scored 6 points for the team in that event. Cassie Rankin (SEV) helped assist the team in the win by scoring 12 points in her individual events alone. The team is off to a great start and we hope they continue this success throughout the season.

 

The meet begins at 6 p.m.

Multiple cross country teams in action Tuesday

Sevastopol, Algoma, Gibraltar, and Kewaunee’s cross country teams will be taking part in a meet in Sheboygan Area Lutheran Tuesday. The first race is set to begin at 4:30 with 22 other schools set to compete. 

 

The Luxemburg Casco Spartans cross country team will head to Winagamie Golf Course to compete against Ashwaubenon, Crivitz, Hilbert, Mishicot, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Mary Catholic and Wrightstown. 

 

Picture by James Cullen

Volleyball Preview: Spartans volleyball set to face another undefeated

The Packerland Conference head outside of the conference for their volleyball action on Tuesday while Luxemburg-Casco will face an old NEC foe.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans have won every game so far in their North Eastern Conference slate, but their next opponent Fox Valley Lutheran is undefeated in conference play also. 

 

Kewaunee hosts Brillion in a nonconference matchup. 

 

Sevastopol welcomes Mishicot as the Pioneers attempt to keep their win streak alive. 

Spartans golf wait out rain for scheduled invitational

Mother Nature may wash out Luxemburg-Casco's week opening invitational on Monday.

 

The Spartans are scheduled to play at River Island Golf Course in Oconto Falls against Bonduel, Marinette, NEW Lutheran, Oconto Falls, Pulaski, Seymour, Shawano Community, and Wrightstown, beginning at 10 a.m.

 

Rain is expected for most of the day in Oconto Falls, including a near 70 percent chance at tee time.

Packers run out of the building by Vikings

For the second straight season, the Green Bay Packers will spend the week after their season opener asking a lot of questions after losing to the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 Monday afternoon.

 

The Vikings struck early and often thanks to their star wide receiver Justin Jefferson as the Packers sparingly put their best cover corner on him in Jaire Alexander. Jefferson took full advantage, catching the Vikings' two first-half touchdowns to send his team to a 17-0 lead at the break. It was not without opportunities for the Packers, which saw Christian Watson drop a for-sure touchdown on their first offensive play of the year and the team fail to score a touchdown from the one-yard line.

 

A.J. Dillon scored the Packers' only touchdown of the day late in the third quarter to make it 20-7 following Aaron Rodgers' second turnover of the day on the previous drive. The reigning MVP also threw a first-half interception en route to 67.7 quarterback rating.

 

The Packers will have a week to answer those questions before hosting the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football. 

Brewers earn important victory over the Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers had the homestand they needed to have after beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Sunday afternoon.

 

Rowdy Tellez got things going for the Brewers with a two-run double in the first inning, only to have it matched in the top half of the second inning on a pair of Reds singles. Tellez would strike again in the home half of the second inning, slugging his 29th homer of the season to cap off a four-run frame that included a Christian Yelich RBI hit and a Willy Adames home run. Tellez's 30th homer of the season proved to be important as the Reds would charge back with two runs in the seventh and ninth innings. Brewers closer Devin Williams was able to hold back the tide as he earned his 12th save of the season.

 

The Brewers will have Monday off as they prepare for a three-game set against the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals. 

Saturday Matinee Goes Viking's Way on 105.1 The Goat

The Wolves may have had the win streak coming into Saturday’s matchup with Gibraltar, but it was the Vikings that left with 42-8 victory.  

 

Gibraltar took control early and never let go, giving up just a single score, which came in the second half.  Unfortunately for Algoma, it was sandwiched between two Viking touchdown drives as well.  Gibraltar has now outscored their opponents 132-14 this season.

 

Gibraltar, now 3-0, sits in a two-way tie atop the Peninsula conference and will head home to host Wausaukee Friday night.  Algoma will travel to Gillett which is the first Friday night game of the season for the Wolves.

Algoma, Gibraltar battle for Peninsula Conference supremacy on 105.1 The GOAT

Two undefeated squads in the newly formed Peninsula Conference will go head to head Saturday afternoon when Algoma plays host to Gibraltar.

 

The Wolves have opened up 2-0 on the young season, winning soundly against Oneida Nation/NEW Lutheran and Wausaukee. Winning is nothing new for the Wolves, who have gone 16-3 since joining Eight-Player football. All three losses have come against eventual playoff teams, including the state-runner-up Newman Catholic in 2019. Head coach Wade Vandervest is thankful for the talented players he has had to coach during that their run in Eight-Player football to have that kind of success.

The Vikings also enter the game 2-0 after convincing wins against Sevastopol and Suring. They were a miscommunication on a blocked kick away from posting two shut-outs on the season. Winning the Peninsula Conference means beating an Algoma team that has not been done before and a challenge head coach Mike Peck knows his team is prepared for.

Both teams have twin threats that can hurt you in multiple ways in Algoma's Grant Vandervest and Kale Vardon and Gibraltar's Rylan Caldecott and Brady Kita. All four players lead their respective teams in multiple offensive categories.

 

Jacob Nate and Reece Robillard will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the new kickoff time of 1:15 p.m. You can click the links below for the full interviews with head coaches Wade Vandervest and Mike Peck

 

Wade Vandervest

Mike Peck

Spartans overcome slow start, tame Wolves on 104.1 WRLU

It took a while, but the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans were able to get the offense clicking in the second half en route to a 28-7 victory over the Winneconne Wolves on Friday night.

 

Both teams were able to register big stops against each other in the first half with each just scoring once. The Wolves got onto the scoreboard first with a 25 yard run from Ethan Mathe to make it 7-0. The Spartans would tie the game in the second quarter on a short touchdown run by Max Ronsman to make it 7-7 heading into the break.

 

The Spartans would get their eventual game-winning score in the third quarter when Ronsman hit Sawyer Dorn on a post route to make it 13-7. The play of the game may have happened in the fourth quarter. After the Wolves forced the Spartans to turn the ball over on the downs, the Spartans got the ball almost immediately back when they forced quarterback Brady Immel to fumble the ball and a Luxemburg-Casco defender picked it up. A few moments later, Ronsman would find Ryan Routhieaux for the touchdown and with a two-point conversion, made it 21-7. Jacob DeGrave would add an insurance score with a two-yard rushing touchdown to make it 28-7.

 

 

The player of the game was Sawyer Dorn, who scored the game-winning score in the third quarter and provided a number of key blocks that set up big gains in the passing game.

 

The Spartans are back in action next Friday as they travel to Little Chute to face the Mustangs. Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the call on 104.1 WRLU with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m. and the kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Clippers own 2nd half, win on 103.3 The Clipper

Sturgeon Bay vs Marinette was a tale of two halves for the Clippers, as they came out with a 49-27 win over the Marines. 

 

The Clippers went down to a 7-0 hole once again this game, but was able to fight back to tie it back up at 7. After a couple of turnovers and scores, the Clippers found themselves down 21-12 with around a minute to play. 

 

Patrick Haese was able to find the end zone for the Clippers, and then picked off Ethan Doubeck to set up a potential go-ahead touchdown to go into halftime. The Clippers got two chances, but were unable to connect after a holding penalty brought back the touchdown scored, and a ball thrown into the hands of Kaden Lettie and dropped made it 21-20 going into half. 

 

That is when it turned for the Clippers, as Coach Carl Waterstreet said some magic words to the team at the half to make it all Sturgeon Bay in the second half. Sturgeon Bay scored 14 unanswered before a Marines kick return. That kick return was responded with a Patrick Haese kick return for a touchdown to put Sturgeon Bay ahead for good and ended the game with a 49-27 win over the Marinette Marines. 

 

The player of the game was Patrick Haese, making a huge impact all over the field with a touchdown, interception and kickoff return for a TD. 

 

Sturgeon Bay moves to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Packerland conference this season after beating Marinette. 

DCU tops Shawano in the pool

The Door County United (DCU) Girls High School Swim Team brought home a win in their first conference dual meet of the season. The girls defeated Shawano High School 132 to 37 total points. DCU took 1st place in every varsity and junior varsity events during the meet. Junior varsity swimmer Hannah Schley (SDHS) dropped 5 seconds from her best time in the 50 yard freestyle. Natalia Michalski (SBHS) finished first in the varsity 100 yard freestyle. She scored 6 points for the team in that event. Cassie Rankin (SEV) helped assist the team in the win by scoring 12 points in her individual events alone. The team is off to a great start and we hope they continue this success throughout the season. The team will travel to Clintonville High School on Tuesday September 13th for their next conference dual. 

Football preview: Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco featured on NEW Radio Sports Network

Even with two local teams playing against each other Saturday, it will still be a busy Friday night on the peninsula for high school football.

 

On 96.7 WBDK HD-2/103.3 The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay looks to snap a two-game skid when Marinette comes to town.

 

On 104.1 WRLU, Luxemburg-Casco hopes to keep its winning streak going when they welcome Winneconne to town.

 

Both games will also stream on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and the Door County Daily News mobile app beginning at 6:45 p.m. before kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Institute will host its first football game since spring 2021 when Sevastopol is visited by Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas.

 

Southern Door hopes to stay perfect after Bonduel comes to Brussels.

 

Kewaunee plays at home against Oconto in a battle of undefeated teams.

 

All Friday games begin at 7 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Gibraltar hits the road to face Algoma in a battle between two of the unbeatens in the Peninsula Conference. 

Soccer recap: Clippers soccer break the scoring drought, beat Blazers on The Clipper

After a scoreless first half of play, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team found the back of the net for the first time in over three games with a Gavin Fernandez goal in the 42nd minute of play (assisted by Issac Schulz).

 

The Clippers wouldn't take long to extend that lead, with another goal added by Fernandez less than nine minutes later, assisted by Alas. The Blazers would be awarded a penalty kick in the 56th minute of play, where Brady Paul for N.E.W. Lutheran took the shot and scored off the rebound, making the game 2-1. Ending the scoring for the night would be Sturgeon Bay's Isaac Schulz, who found side netting off of a corner kick in the 59th minute of play, and that's where the game would end, the Clippers beat the Blazers 3-1 at Clark Field. The defense played strong again for the Clippers, led by Hubbard, Hooker, Hintz, and Marsh.

 

The next broadcast for Clippers soccer will be Friday, September 16th, when they travel to Bay Port. 

 

In other soccer action, Luxemburg-Casco fell to Roncalli 5-3 while Gibraltar/Sevastopol beat Kewaunee 2-1. 

 

The Storm will be in action again on Friday when they play a surging Washington Island squad. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.

 

Algoma is schedule to play in a tournament in Wautoma on Saturday that will feature the likes of Amherst, Berlin, Green Bay Preble, Lomira, Mayville and
St. Lawrence Seminary. The first match is scheduled for 8 a.m.

Area teams end week with cross country invitationals

Some of the area's cross country teams will conclude their week with big invitationals on Friday.

 

Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco will head to Chilton for an invitational featuring Chilton, Denmark, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Hilbert, and Wrightstown. The first race begins at 4 p.m.

 

Gibraltar will join a large field under the lights at Winagame Golf Course for an invitational hosted by Little Chute. Antigo, Mosinee, Seymour, Amherst, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Coleman, Freedom, Green Bay Preble, Kewaskum, Marathon, Northland Pines, Lourdes Academy, Peshtigo, Port Washington, St. Mary Catholic, Laona-Wabeno, Waupaca, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Winneconne, Menominee (MI), Weyauwega-Fremont, Reedsville, Marinette, and Providence Academy (Green Bay) are also scheduled to race. The first race is supposed to start at 7:40 p.m.

Volleyball Preview: Sevastopol hosts Southern Door in Eagles Packerland opener.

After sweeping Sturgeon Bay in the opening match of the Packerland conference season, the Pioneers will shift their focus to the Eagles of Southern Door, as they play their conference opener. 

 

Algoma travels to Oconto after a 5 set loss to West De Pere. 

 

Gibraltar looks to get a Packerland win against NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Sturgeon Bay takes on Peshtigo hoping to win their first set of the season.

 

In NEC play, Luxemburg-Casco hosts Marinette. 

Golf preview: Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco head out for meets

The area's golf teams will hit the links for the second time this week on Thursday.

 

Sturgeon Bay is scheduled to compete against Winneconne, Bonduel, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano Community, West De Pere, and Xavier at 12:30 p.m. in Winneconne.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will face Freedom and Little Chute at Mid Vallee Golf Course in De Pere at 2 p.m.

Storm girls tennis travels to Howards Grove for meet

The Kewaunee girls tennis team will be back in action as they have a match at Howards Grove Thursday. 

 

Kewaunee lost their last match to Roncalli/Two Rivers in a 3-1 loss. In the match before that, they were taking on Ripon, and lost 7-0 due to some forfeits. The Storm will take on Howards Grove in Howards Grove this match. 

 

The match is set for 4:00 P.M.

Brewers return home for doubleheader after Rockies

The Milwaukee Brewers hope American Family Field will cure its woes after losing to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday 8-4.

 

The Rockies scored seven of their eight runs in the second third innings, with Michael Toglia delivering the big blows. He knocked in the game's first run with a double and put the game away for good in the third with a three-run homer.

 

The Brewers would chisel away at the lead with Victor Caratini knocking in one run with a ground out, only to have the Rockies match that effort in the seventh. Christian Yelich drove in a run with a double in the eighth and both Andrew McCutchen and Luis Urias homered in the ninth, but that was far from enough to save them from a 2-5 road trip.

 

The Brewers will host the San Francisco Giants for a rare doubleheader at American Family Field on Thursday, with the first game at 3:10 p.m.

Soccer preview: Sturgeon Bay welcomes NEW Lutheran on 103. The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will look for their first win in a week on Thursday night when NEW Lutheran visits Clark Field for a showdown.

 

After 80 minutes of hard-fought soccer at Clark Field, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers Soccer team ended its match on Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against the De Pere Redbirds. The Clippers' last win also came in Packerland play when it beat Kiel. The Blazers come into the match with a 4-1-1 mark including a 7-0 victory over Kewaunee and an 8-0 over Kenosha Christian Life on August 27th.

 

Bryan Mazur and Reece Robillard will have the call on 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the first touch at 6:30 p.m.

 

Other soccer games on the schedule for Thursday include Luxemburg-Casco playing at home against Roncalli, Gibraltar/Sevastopol hosting Kewaunee, and Algoma battling Peshtigo at home.

Quero Plays Hero with Late Home Run

Jeferson Quero has been the hottest hitting in the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lineup for the last few weeks and the Beloit Sky Carp gave him a chance to beat them on Wednesday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  Quero, who was 3-for-4 in the game, hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 Timber Rattlers victory.

 

Beloit, which was shutout on Tuesday night, got on the scoreboard in the first inning on Wednesday afternoon.  Brady Allen knocked in Jose Salas with a one-out single for the 1-0 lead.

The Sky Carp (62-65 overall, 31-31 second half) loaded the bases with one out against Wisconsin starting pitcher Israel Puello in the top of the second.  Puello escaped the jam with a strikeout and a grounder.

The Timber Rattlers (67-60, 31-31) tied the game in the bottom of the second.  Tayden Hall tripled to start the inning.  Zach Raabe had a sacrifice fly to right to score Hall.

Puello ran into trouble in the top of the fifth when he walked Brady Allen on four pitched.  Puello fell behind Bennett Hostetler, the next batter, 2-0 and it cost him when Hostetler hit the third pitch of the at bat over the wall in left for a two-run homer and a 3-1 lead for the Sky Carp.

Arbert Cipion started the Rattlers comeback with a leadoff single in the bottom of the fifth inning.  He stole second and took third on a wild pitch.  Mike Brosseau, who was in the second game of his rehabilitation assignment from the Milwaukee Brewers, knocked in Cipion with a sacrifice fly to get the Rattlers to within a run.

The Wisconsin bullpen locked down the Beloit offense from that point of the game.  Karlos Morales worked around a walk and a single in the sixth inning and pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.  Then, Taylor Floyd pitched a perfect top of the eighth.  Floyd has allowed four earned runs and has 30 strikeouts in 21-2/3 innings over twelve games since August 1.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Sky Carp went to Jake Schrand, and he walked Ben Metzinger and Brosseau to start the inning.  Schrand got Jackson Chourio to ground into a 6-3 double play.  That left Wisconsin with the tying run at third and Quero heading to the plate with two outs.

Quero, who had already singled twice in the game, cracked a 1-0 pitch from Schrand over the wall in left for a two-run home run and the Rattlers had a 4-3 lead.  Quero is on an eight-game hitting streak.  He is 18-for-35 (.514) with four homers, eleven RBI, and an OPS of 1.528 during the streak.

James Meeker closed out the game with a perfect top of the ninth inning for his sixteenth save.  Meeker has allowed one earned run over his last nineteen appearances with ten saves in eleven opportunities during that stretch.

Brosseau went 2-for-2 with two singles, a walk, and a sacrifice fly on Wednesday and 3-for-5 with two walks during his rehab assignment with the Rattlers.

 

Game three of the series is Thursday night.  Alexander Cornielle (1-0, 2.38) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  The Sky Carp have named Evan Fitterer (4-7, 4.40) as their starting pitcher.  Game time is 6:40pm.

Grota, Strege top local finishers in Algoma Invitational

Southern Door boasted the top runners in Tuesday's Algoma Invitational held at Peterson Park.

 

In the boys' race, Ben Grota finished in third place overall, finishing the 5K with a time of 19:02 on the hilly course. Grota's finish helped lead the Eagles to a fourth-place finish with 105 points. Shawano placed all five of its runners in the top 10, including first-place finisher Ethan Onesti (17:29), to win the boys' side.

 

Brooke Strege won her second race of the season, conquering the 5K course in 21:55. Led by Julia Kurek, Sturgeon Bay was the top performing team with 70 points, which was good for second place overall behind Shawano.

 

You can click the links to find the full results from each race.

BOYS

GIRLS

 

 

Volleyball recap: Algoma loses in 5-set nail-biter to West DePere

The Algoma Wolves battled the West DePere Phantoms Tuesday at home but fell 3-2 in a close match.  West DePere won with scores of 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 20-25, and 15-13.  The Wolves fought back from a two-match deficit but lost in a nail-biter in the final set.  Ryley Zimmerman led the Wolves with 16 kills, 18 digs, and one ace.  Amelia Robinson had a strong floor game with 15 assists and one kill, while Hannah Nell chipped in 14 assists and six kills.  MyLee Jones also had 10 kills, 19 digs, and two aces.  Algoma will now travel to Oconto to play the Blue Devils on Thursday.  

Brewers blow lead late, fall to Rockies in extra-innings

The Milwaukee Brewers suffered a 10-7 loss at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. 

Leading 6-1 going into the eighth inning, Brewer reliever Luis Perdomo could not register an out and gave up four runs on four hits before giving way to Peter Strzelecki, who ended up giving up the tying run during the five-run uprising. 

In extra innings, the Brewers scored in the top half, only to see the Rockies walk it off with a three-run home run by Randal Grichuk.

The Brewers jumped to a three-run lead in the first inning on a monster 499-foot home run by Christian Yelich and a two-run dinger by Hunter Renfroe.

Brandon Woodruff took a no-decision despite pitching seven innings and allowing only two hits and one run.  Taylor Rogers (3-7) took the loss for the Brewers allowing three-runs while recording just one out in the 10th inning.

Milwaukee now trails the St. Louis Cardinals by 8.5 games in the division and are three games behind both San Diego and Philadelphia for the final wildcard playoff spot in the National League.

The Brewers and Rockies play at 2:10 pm Wednesday in the rubber game of the three-game series.

Soccer Recap: Clippers Soccer battles to a draw against DePere

After 80 minutes of hard-fought soccer at Clark Field, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers Soccer team ended with a 0-0 tie against the DePere Redbirds. Highlights were the defense held strong against a fast Redbird offense with Johnny Hubbard and Ben Hooker having strong performances. Keeper Emmet Braschnewitz was tested and made over 10 saves. The Clippers Soccer team returns to Packerland play Thursday evening at Clark Field against Green Bay N.EW. Lutheran and that game with be broadcast on 103.3 The Clipper and streamed at Newrsdiosportsnetwork.com. The kick-off is at 6:30. 

Soccer preview: Sturgeon Bay looks for bounceback vs. De Pere on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team will try to break a losing streak on Tuesday when they host the De Pere Redbirds on Tuesday.

 

The Clippers have not fared well against the state's top-flight teams as they dropped a pair of games to Racine Horlick and Kenosha Tremper by identical 1-0 scores. Include Notre Dame into the mix, they have only given up three goals total to teams in the top 10 in the state of their respective divisions. They are undefeated in the EWC/Packerland Conference.

 

The Redbirds are on a three-game point streak, tying Madison Memorial (2-2) and picking up victories against West De Pere (3-0) and Green Bay East (3-2). James Dorchester is the Redbirds' leading scorer with five goals and an assist. 

 

Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. with radio coverage on 103.3 FM/96.7 WBDK-HD 2 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:15 p.m.

 

Other Tuesday matches include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Wrightstown at 6:30 p.m. and Kewaunee visiting Cedar Grove-Belgium for a 7 p.m. first touch.

 

 

Algoma hosts cross country meet

Peterson Park will be the scene Tuesday afternoon for when Algoma hosts its annual cross country meet.

 

Competing against the Wolves will be Crivitz, Denmark, Gibraltar, Lena, NEWCHAA, Oconto, 
Providence Academy/NEW Lutheran, Reedsville, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Suring, Wausaukee and Wolf River Lutheran. The meet will also feature junior varsity and middle school races when the first gun fires at 4 p.m.

 

Southern Door's Ben Grota nearly won the boys' race last year, running a 20:43 on the 5K course to take second place. It was won by NEWCHAA's Isaiah Martens as the only runner to finish the course in under 20 minutes. Sevastopol edged Sturgeon Bay 33-39 in the girls' race to win the meet with the Pioneers' Bea Dramm outkicking the Clippers' Julia Kurek to capture the individual title.

Golfers battle conference opponents Tuesday

The area's two golf teams will start their post-Labor Day weeks with battles against conference foes Tuesday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will stick around town for its conference match against Denmark. Tee time is set for 3 p.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay's action will be a Bay Conference affair with the Clippers joining Bonduel, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, Seymour, Shawano Community, Xavier, West De Pere, and Winneconne for a meet at Neenah's Ridgeway Golf Course. Tee time is set for 3 p.m.

Packers sign Abernathy to practice squad

Safety Micah Abernathy is not done being a Packer quite yet.

 

The Green Bay Packers signed Abernathy to the practice squad and released CB Rico Gafford from the practice squad.

 

Abernathy originally made the team coming out of training camp, but he was later released when the team signed defensive back Rudy Ford shortly after training camp.

Brewers drop series finale in Phoenix

Hunter Renfroe's ninth-inning solo shot was all the Milwaukee Brewers could muster in their 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon.

 

The Diamondbacks scored in four of their eight offensive innings on the day, including a third-inning homer by Daulton Varsho and a two-run shot in the eighth by Jack McCarthy.  

 

Jason  Alexander took the loss for the Brewers, going 4 2/3 innings while giving up three runs on four hits, and four walks.

 

The Brewers start a series with the Colorado Rockies on Monday.

Mike Brosseau to Rehab with Timber Rattlers

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Mike Brosseau will start a rehabilitation assignment with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Tuesday, September 6.  Brosseau will join the Rattlers when the team returns from their current road trip to play the Beloit Sky Carp.  Game time on Tuesday is 6:40pm.
 
Brosseau, who made three rehab appearances with the Timber Rattlers from June 21 through June 23 this year, was placed on Milwaukee’s Injured List with a right oblique strain on August 23.  He is tentatively scheduled to be with the Timber Rattlers for the games on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon against the Sky Carp.

L-C volleyball takes third at Notre Dame

The Luxemburg-Casco volleyball team took home hardware for the second weekend in a row with a third place finish.

 

The team won three matches before falling to Brookfield Central in the semifinals in three sets. They swept Kewaskum to take bronze. Head coach Jeff Frey said afterwards that he "loved the the way our team responded to adversity today and the resiliency that we showed.  Each time on the floor we keep showing a lot of growth, which is awesome to see."

 

Pool Play:

Beat DePere 26-28, 25-17, 15-4
Beat Lakeside Lutheran 20-25, 25-21, 15-11
Beat Kewaskum 25-20, 25-21
Semi-Final-Lost to Brookfield Central 19-25, 25-14, 10-15
3rd Place Match-Beat Kewaskum 25-15, 25-15

LC States:
Alayna Deprez-92 assists, 25 digs, 6 aces
Kylie Hanson-37 kills, 34 digs
Cami Onell-33 kills, 10 blocks
Autumn Flynn-26 kills, 7 aces, 6 blocks
Brooke VandeHei-54 digs

 

Rodríguez Perfect in Wisconsin's 4-1 Win

Carlos Rodríguez was perfect on Friday night.  His Wisconsin Timber Rattlers teammates weren’t too bad either.  Rodríguez retired all eighteen batters he faced in the Rattlers 4-1 victory over the Peoria Chiefs Saturday Night at Dozer Park.  Jeferson Quero drove in three runs for the offense.


Rodríguez, the #19 prospect in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system, recorded nine strikeouts over his six perfect innings in his sixth start with the Timber Rattlers since joining the team from the Carolina Mudcats on August 3.  He went to a full count on four batters as he totaled 76 pitches with 50 strikes.  Rodríguez matched his professional high for innings pitched and strikeouts in a game with his performance on Saturday night.

Chiefs starting pitcher Zane Mills was a match for Rodríguez.  Mills allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out four over five scoreless innings.


Wisconsin (65-59 overall, 29-30 second half) had a chance to score in the sixth.  Reidy Mercado and Ben Metzinger singled to start the inning to put runners on the corners against Peoria reliever Chris Roycroft.  The next two batters struck out before Roycroft walked Joe Gray Jr to load the bases.  Roycroft escaped the inning with another strikeout to keep the game scoreless.

 

The Timber Rattlers took the lead in the top of the seventh inning.  Tayden Hall walked to start the frame.  Jose Acosta moved Hall to second with a sacrifice bunt.  Zack Raabe was next and he blooped a single to right that got Hall to third base.  Roycroft uncorked a wild pitch with Mercado at the plate to allow Hall to score the first run of the game.


Taylor Floyd took over for Rodríguez to start the bottom of the seventh.  He retired the side in order with one nervous spot where he fell behind Todd Jones 3-1 before coming back for the strikeout.

Jackson Chourio and Jeferson Quero added an insurance run for the Timber Rattlers in the top of the eighth.  Chourio doubled high off the wall in left to start the inning.  Quero followed with a double to center to score Chourio for a 2-0 lead.

Floyd got the first out of the bottom of the eighth inning but fell behind Aaron McKeithan 3-1 in the count.  McKeithan hit a sharp grounder to the hole at short on the 3-1 pitch.  Eduardo García attempted a sliding stop on the ball, but it glanced off his glove for a single to give the Chiefs (52-73, 24-35) their first base runner of the game.  A walk to Mack Chambers and an infield single by Patrick Romeri loaded the bases for Peoria and was the end of the night for Floyd.

James Meeker took over and got Francisco Hernandez to send a broken-bat grounder to Acosta at second.  Acosta charged to field the ball and tagged Romeri for the second out.  The throw to first was just a tad late to allow McKeithan to score from third.  The Chiefs were on the scoreboard with runners at the corners and two outs.

Meeker ended the eighth with a strikeout to keep the Rattlers up 2-1.

Wisconsin loaded the bases with one out in the top of the ninth inning against Leonardo Taveras.  Raabe walked, Mercado singled, and Metzinger was hit by a pitch.  Taveras got the second out but was not allowed to face Quero as Andre Granillo came in to face the Wisconsin catcher.

Quero blooped a single to center to score both Raabe and Mercado for two insurance runs and a 4-1 lead.  Quero is 8-for-18 with five RBI in the series with the Chiefs.

Meeker went back out for the bottom of the ninth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning for his fifteenth save of the season.  Meeker recorded four saves this week.  He saved Wisconsin’s win at home on Sunday against Lansing, and picked up saves on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday against the Chiefs in Peoria.

The season series between Wisconsin and Peoria is tied with both teams recording ten wins against the other.

 

The series finale – and the final meeting of the season between the teams – is Sunday evening at Dozer Park.  Stiven Cruz (1-1, 0.56) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Austin Love (7-12, 5.90) is set to start for Peoria.  Game time is 6:35pm. 

 

Steve Schmelzer Sportsmanship Awards Announced

The Door County Pickleball club is pleased to announce the winners of the
2022 Steve Schmelzer Sportsmanship Award. The Steve Schmelzer Sportsmanship
Award is given to the person(s) that receives the most nominations from
their fellow players for consistently demonstrating the following traits
throughout the 2022 outdoor Pickleball season. Those traits include
kindness, integrity, sportsmanship, encouragement, positive attitude,
teamwork, and inclusiveness.

The co-winners of the Steve Schmelzer Sportsmanship Award for 2022 are Ron
Greisen from Sturgeon Bay and Mark and Patty Weisse from Sister Bay. The
honorable mention awards went to Vicky Gulan, Margaret Gerard, and Bill
Reifsnyder.

The highlights from the nominations for Ron Greisen stated that Ron provides
a friendly and encouraging play environment, he's a jovial player that
people always want to be around and promotes a friendly environment. He's
always smiling and enthusiastic and has the longest running ladder league in
the county. He's one of the most inclusive players and always welcomes new
players regardless of skill level and is also very supportive.

The nominations for Patty and Mark Weisse mentioned that they are gems on
and off the court and have an unwavering positive attitude. Mark and Patty
consistently extend warm welcomes, teachable moments, encouragement, and
compliments to every player they meet, (at all levels of play) on all courts
throughout Door County. Mark and Patty are true ambassadors of the sport.

The Door County Pickleball Club Executive Committee presented the awards to
this week during the 2022 Annual Members gathering at Sunset Park in
Sturgeon Bay.

Bonduel too much for Clippers on 103.3 The Clipper

Sturgeon Bay’s first Packerland conference game in a couple seasons did not go how they wanted it to, losing to the Bears of Bonduel 41-7. 

 

From the start Sturgeon Bay seemed to be outmatched by the Bonduel running game, as they gave up chunk yards play after play until Quarterback Noah Weier kept the ball himself on a designed run for him and he was untouched to the endzone. The Bears would pile on once again with a run to Louis Hrabik to make it a 14-0 ball game at the end of the first quarter. 

 

The touchdowns kept coming for Bonduel, as the third different player for the Bears scored a touchdown as Gaven Vance was able to score a touchdown, but was also able to make the play of the game for Bonduel as he made a ridiculous one handed grab with a defender on him. The Clippers went down by a score of 34-0 at the half. 

 

Sturgeon Bay was able to gain some momentum throughout the course of the 3rd quarter, but were unable to make any points of it, as they committed 4 turnovers throughout the game. Coach Carl Waterstreet said after the game it felt like the Clippers were “playing against themselves out there.” 

 

Late in the fourth quarter, the two teams were able two swap touchdowns as backup running back Ben Letter got into the endzone for the Bears, and David Zuehlke broke the scoreless game for the Clippers with a rushing touchdown with 1:00 remaining. 

 

The player of the game was Mason Sacotte, with a fumble recovery on the defensive end, and David Zuehlke once again with a rushing touchdown. 

 

The Clippers will look to enter the win column again as they will return home to host the Marinette Marines. Quinn Struck and Gary Barta will once again have the call on 103.3 The Clipper, 96.7 WBDK HD-2 and NewRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

Spartans hang on for win over Xavier on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans edged the Xavier Hawks 21-17 in a non-conference game Friday night at Rocky Bleier Field in Appleton. Turning the Hawks away at midfield in the final minute on an interception by Sam Schutz, allowed the Spartans to remain undefeated for the season.

The Spartans scored first on a 13 yard run by Jacob DeGrave in the first quarter and a 37 yard run by quarterback Max Ronsman to give L-C a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

Xavier would come back to score on a 25-yard field goal by A.J. Seidler on the final play of the half and carryover the momentum with two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 17-14.

Luxemburg-Casco responded with the drive of the game when Ronsman hit Ryan Routhieaux from 15 yards out to give the Spartans the lead for good at 21-17.

Xavier turned the ball over four times in the game, including two fumbles in the fourth quarter that the Spartans could not capitalize on, but the interception on fourth down by Schutz sealed the victory with :44 left in the game.

Luxemburg-Casco (3-0) will now play the Winneconne Wolves next Friday night at home on Veterans Night with pregame on 104.1 WRLU and New Radio Sports Network starting at 6:45 and kickoff at 7 pm.  Tim Kowols and Reece Robillard will have the call for the game. 

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

 

Clippers fall in first game of Prairie School Quad

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers soccer team's first game at The Prairie School's quad tournament left hoping for a better result on Saturday.

 

The Clippers lost to Racine Horlick 1-0 on Friday evening. They are slated to play Kenosha Tremper at 10 a.m. on Saturday. 

Chourio Powers Wisconsin Past Peoria

Jackson Chourio kept Friday’s game against the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park tied early with his defense.  Later in the game, Chourio untied the game with his bat as the Timber Rattlers went on to a 6-1 victory.  The win was Wisconsin’s fourth win in their last five games.

 

For the second night in a row, Wisconsin leadoff hitter Darrien Miller hit a home run to start the game.  Miller hit the third pitch of Thursday’s game for a home run.  On Friday night, Miller hit the fourth pitch of the game out of the stadium for his twelfth home run of the season.

Peoria (52-72 second half, 24-34 second half) came back to tie the game in the bottom of the second inning.  The Chiefs had one out with Mack Chambers at third and Francisco Hernandez at second.  Tommy Jew singled to center to score Chambers.  Hernandez also tried to score but was thrown out at the plate on a one-hop throw from Chourio.

The game turned on two plays.  There was one in the bottom of the fifth with the other occurring in the top of the sixth.

Jew started the Peoria fifth with a single and stole second.  Noah Mendlinger followed with single to right, but Jew held at third as the throw came through to the plate.  Mendlinger noticed that the throw missed the cutoff man and wound up at second on the play.  That set up the Chiefs with runners at second and third with no outs.

Todd Lott was next.  He hit a fly ball to medium right.  Jew tagged from third and tried to score.  Joe Gray Jr made the catch and fired a strike to the plate to get Jew for the double play.  Wisconsin starting pitcher Alexander Cornielle retired the next batter on a strikeout to keep the game tied.

In the top of the sixth, Reidy Mercado beat out an infield single and stole second before Miller drew a walk to bring Chourio to the plate for the other key play.

The Brewers #1 prospect crushed a 2-2 pitch from Peoria starting pitcher Wilfredo Pereira to left-center and the Rattlers had a 4-1 lead.  Chourio has hit four homers in five games and has twenty homer runs between the Carolina Mudcats and Wisconsin.

 

The Timber Rattlers (64-59, 28-30) added two more runs in the inning.  Ethan Murray drew a walk with the bases loaded and Antonio Piñero knocked in the final run with a ground out for a 6-1 advantage.

Cornielle finished his night with a 1-2-3 sixth inning.  He allowed one run on five hits with six strikeouts over six innings for a quality start to put himself in line for his first Midwest League victory.

Jeison Peña pitched around a pair of two-out walks in the seventh.  He got two outs but needed help in the eighth as the Chiefs loaded the bases on a single and two walks

Karlos Morales took over for Peña and got pinch-hitter Aaron McKeithan to weakly tap back to the mound.  Morales charged and flipped to Miller covering at the plate for the inning-ending force out.  Morales finished off the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first Midwest League save.

The news wasn’t all good for the Timber Rattlers.  The South Bend Cubs defeated the Lansing Lugnuts in South Bend on Friday night to officially eliminate Wisconsin from playoff contention in the 2022 season.

L-C, Sevastopol, Kewaunee post strong times on new cross country course

The cross country teams from Luxemburg-Casco, Sevastopol, and Kewaunee faced tough competition on the newest cross country course in the region on Thursday at the De Pere Invitational.

 

Thursday's invitational marked the first time the new Shorewood Cross Country Course on the campus of UW-Green Bay was used. The university's team will host their own meet on Saturday,  so the high school meet got to break in the newly developed trails. The course takes runners through the woods and rolling hills of the former Shorewood Golf Course, with the start and finish lines located near the new Shorewood Center for Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Student Engagement.

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco posted the top times both individually and as a team with Gabe Havel and Madilyn Bevins the top local performers for the second straight meet. De Pere won both the boys and girls races in convicing fashion.

 

Click the links below for individual school recaps

Luxemburg-Casco

Kewaunee

Sevastopol

Soccer round-up: Clippers shutout Wolves

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers 3-0 win over Algoma provided the area's only victory in boys' soccer on Thursday.

 

Kewaunee continued to have its offensive struggles in a 7-0 loss to NEW Lutheran.

 

Luxemburg-Casco rallied after 70 minutes but could not close the gap the whole way as they fell to Sheboygan South 4-2. 

 

The Clippers will continue to get tested this weekend as they head to The Prairie School for their quad. They are slated play Racine Horlick Friday at 5 p.m. and Kenosha Tremper at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Football round-up: Gibraltar wins on 105.1 The GOAT, Sturgeon Bay and L-C hit road on NRSN

Local teams swept the Eight-Player football slate on Thursday with a full 11-player schedule slated for Friday.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Rylan Caldecott and Brady Kita made frequent visits to the end zone in Fish Creek as Gibraltar shut out Suring 48-0.

 

Algoma also won their second straight game, topping Wausaukee 54-22.

 

Sevastopol bounced back from their Week 1 loss, topping Gillett 42-22.

 

In 11-player action, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Xavier with 104.1 WRLU on the call, The Clipper heads to Bonduel as the Sturgeon Bay Clippers battle the Bears, Kewaunee visits new conference rival Marinette, and Southern Door hosts Mishicot.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay broadcasts on NEW Radio Sports Network and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

 

Gibraltar shuts out Suring on 105.1 The GOAT

The shutout that proved elusive last week against Sevastopol was found Thursday night in Gibraltar's 48-0 win over Suring in Fish Creek.

 

After stopping the Eagles on their first drive, Giuseppe Mercier got the Vikings going with a 28-yard run that was capped off by a 10-yard scamper by Rylan Caldecott to make it 7-0. The Vikings found their stride in the second quarter, with Caldecott finding Braden Sitte to make it 13-0.

 

Brady Kita would take the offense's reins in the second half, connecting on a 13-yard pass to Giuseppe Mercier before ending the first half on a strong note when he found a streaking Sitte for a 77-yard touchdown to make it 25-0 at the half.

 

The Vikings would not let up in the second half, with Caldecott a part of four straight touchdowns. He ran for a score in the third and fourth quarters, found Kita for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, and caught a 30-yard pass from Kita in the fourth quarter.

 

On the other hand, the Vikings' defense bent but didn't break, allowing just one Eagles to drive into the red zone before eventually turning it away. The Eagles only gained 93 yards, compared to 351 for the Vikings. Rattin was the leading rusher for the Eagles, collecting 28 yards on 15 carries. 

 

The Vikings are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Algoma to face the Wolves. Kickoff is 1 p.m. with coverage on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 12:45 p.m.

 

 

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Cross Country teams in action in meets around Northeast Wisconsin

Four different cross country teams are in action this afternoon, with L-C and Kewaunee going to an invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Gibraltar heading to Kiel. 

 

The L-C boys cross country team won the Chief K Invitational in Gibraltar, and will look to continue their success at UWGB alongside Kewaunee and other Green Bay area schools. 

 

Meanwhile in Kiel, the Gibraltar cross country teams will look to have a successful meet in terms of individual performance. 

 

Down in Bellevue, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers cross country teams will be heading to Josten Park to compete in a meet there. 

Eight-Player Football Preview: Gibraltar battles Suring on 105.1 The GOAT

The area's Eight-Player football teams will hit the field under the lights a day earlier than their 11-player counterparts on Thursday.

 

On 105.1 The GOAT, Gibraltar will look to make it two wins to start the season as they welcome Suring to Fish Creek. Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Other 7 p.m. kickoffs include Sevastopol traveling to Gillett and Algoma hosting Wausaukee. 

Volleyball Preview: Conference play opens Thursday

After weeks of practices and tournaments, the volleyball teams around the area are finally ready to get some conference games underway. 

 

A matchup of two conference contenders will be held in the gym of Sturgeon Bay this evening as the Clippers of Sturgeon Bay will welcome in fierce competitor Sevastopol. 

 

Algoma plays their first home game of the season, as they play host to conference foe Peshtigo. 

 

Gibraltar hosts reigning Packerland conference champions Oconto.

 

Kewaunee stays home to match up against NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Reigning State Champions Luxemburg Casco opens up NEC conference play on the road against Denmark. 

Soccer Preview: Sturgeon Bay travels to Algoma after tough non-conference loss

Besides Sturgeon Bay and Algoma, three other local teams have matches tonight. 

 

After falling 1-0 to a talented Notre Dame team on Tuesday night, Sturgeon Bay will have their chance to go 2-0 in conference play as they take on the Algoma Wolves in a Packerland battle. 

 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol takes the trip around the bay to Peshtigo. 

 

Kewaunee plays host to tough conference foe NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Luxemburg Casco travels south for a matchup with Sheboygan South. 

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