Sports Archives for 2022-11

Bucks travel to MSG to take on Knicks

The Milwaukee Bucks will ride their two game winning streak into Madison Square Garden in New York as they take on the New York Knicks. 

 

The Bucks have taken on some tough opponents as of late, with their winning streak coming against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks. Giannis Antetokoumpo was recently named player of the week of the past week, averaging 35.3 points per game over the four games the Bucks played through the week. This is Antetokounmpo's second nomination for the weekly award of the season. Bucks wing Khris Middleton has been ruled out versus the Knicks, but has been doing some light practices on his way to a potential return before the new year. 

 

The New York Knicks have gotten off to an average start to the season, with a 9-11 record through their first 20 games. The Knicks are led by guard Jalen Brunson, who signed a 4 year contract with the team in the offseason, coming over from Dallas. New York was recently defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies, and will be coming off of a back to back after a Monday game against Detroit. 

 

Tip from MSG is set for 6:30 P.M. 

Girls Basketball Recap: Algoma, L-C, Sevastopol wins, Southern Door falls to Oconto

Five area high school girls basketball teams battled on the hardwoods Tuesday night.

 

In Packerland Conference action, the Wolves pulled out a 46-39 win over the Kewaunee Storm, while the Sevastopol Pioneers defeated the Peshtigo Bulldogs 55-34 at home.  Southern Door lost at home to the Oconto Blue Devils 59-51.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans defeated the Oconto Falls Panthers 43-29 as the two teams worked together to raise money for the Best Buddies and Special Eduction programs at their respective schools.    


Badger basketball falls to Wake Forest in shootout

The Wisconsin Badgers came up short against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge 78-75 Tuesday night in Madison.

 

Chucky Hepburn led the Badgers with 23 points, but missed a three-pointer at the end of the game that would have tied it.  Tyler Wahl added 17 for the Badgers who lost for only the second time this year.

 

Wake Forest was led by Tyree Appleby who scored 20 of his game-high 32 points in the second half. 

 

Wisconsin will now take on in-state rival Marquette on Saturday with tip-off set for 3:30 pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Two teams set to hit the court in Boys Basketball action

Conference play is just around the corner for the Packerland conference, but for the North Eastern Conference, those games begin tonight. Two local teams are in action tonight, with each one of them in a different spot. 

 

Kewaunee travels to reigning Sectional Champion Brillion for a non-conference matchup. 

 

Luxemburg Casco begins NEC conference play on the road against Marinette. 

 

In Monday's action, Algoma was nearly doubled up by Two Rivers 64-33, Gibraltar fell to Hilbert 58-40, and Sevastopol topped Wausaukee 58-51.

 

Both games are set to tip at 7:00 P.M. 

 

 

Six of seven girls' basketball teams in action

Most of the area's girls basketball teams will hit the hardwood Tuesday night for their first action of the week.

 

In Northeastern Conference action, Luxemburg-Casco will host Oconto Falls. The game, which tips off at 7 p.m., will be a fundraiser for both schools' special education programs. 

 

In the Packerland Conference, Kewaunee visits Algoma, Sevastopol hosts Peshtigo, and Southern Door welcomes Oconto. All of the games begin at 7:30 p.m. Sturgeon Bay's home matchup against NEW Lutheran that was scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for December 6th. 

Badgers meet Demon Deacons for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team will suit up for one of its final matchups in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday when Wake Forest descends on the state capitol. 

 

The Badgers are 5-1 on the season, going 3-1 on neutral courts and 2-0 at the Kohl Center. They are coming off an impressive holiday tournament when their only loss came against Kansas on a buzzer-beater on Thanksgiving Day. 

 

The Demon Deacons are also 5-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against mid-major stalwart Loyola Marymount. They beat Hampton 97-70 on Saturday. 

 

The game tips off at 8 p.m. with the Big Ten in a two-game hole to the ACC after Northwestern lost to Pittsburgh and Minnesota fell to Virginia Tech. The expiration of the Big Ten's media deal with ESPN means this is the last year of the popular ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which has been dominated by the Big Ten in recent years. 

U.S. soccer prepares for group stage finale

It is a win-or-go-home match for the United States soccer team on Tuesday as they play Iran.

 

The U.S. has earned two draws so far in the World Cup tournament, including Friday's 0-0 tie against England. They were within minutes of winning their opener and in control of their destiny when Timothy Weah scored the United States' lone tournament goal against Wales in the opener. The Welsh scored on a penalty kick to cost the United States an important point.

 

After losing to England in the opener, Iran topped Wales 2-0, giving them an extra point in the tournament.

 

The opening kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Bucks rein in Mavericks

The Milwaukee Bucks have now rattled off two victories since their loss to the Chicago Bulls, this time beating the Dallas Mavericks 124-115.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a game-high 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, but he also received plenty of help from his supporting cast. Grayson Allen drilled seven three-pointers en route to a season-high 25 points, while the Bucks also saw Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez, Jevon Carter, and Jrue Holiday reach double figures. 

 

The Bucks kept the Mavericks chasing them the entire night, jumping out to a 41-33 advantage after the first quarter and outscored them for three of the four quarters. The Mavericks would trim it to a one-point deficit in the third quarter, by a 10-0 run by the Bucks put the game out of reach the rest of the way, Dallas' Luka Doncic had 27 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds in the loss for the Mavericks.

 

The Bucks will play their next game at the Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday. 

Badgers name Fickell new head football coach

The Wisconsin Badgers shocked their football team and their fan base Sunday night when they announced Cincinnati's Luke Fickell as its new head coach.

 

It had appeared to be interim head coach Jim Leonhard's coach to lose after joining the Badgers' coaching staff in 2016 as its defensive backs coach before taking the reins of the defense a year later. The Badgers went 4-3 with Leonhard at the helm, including Saturday's 23-16 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He was able to keep the Badgers' bowl streak alive at 21.

 

Enter Fickell, who had been coaching the Bearcats to a 9-3 record after taking the team to the College Football Playoff last season. He was 57-18 in six seasons with the Bearcats. He passed on several notable jobs in the past, including Notre Dame and Michigan State, before settling on the Badgers job.

 

 

Eagles run Packers' playoff hopes into the ground

The Green Bay Packers' defense gave up over 350 yards on the ground in front of a national audience as they lost their eighth game of the season 40-33.

 

The combination of rushes from Jalen Hurts (157 yards) and Miles Sanders (143 yards) did most of the damage as their long runs set up a pair of touchdowns to put the Eagles up 13-0 early. The Packers would get on the scoreboard later in the first quarter when A.J. Dillion rumbled in from 20 yards out. Aaron Rodgers responded to an early interception to find Randall Cobb in the endzone to put them up 14-13 at the end of the first quarter.

 

The two teams would trade scores early in the second quarter with Sanders scoring for the Eagles and Aaron Jones finding the endzone on a second Rodgers touchdown pass after his second interception. The Jones score was set up after a forced fumble had Quay Walker almost scoring the touchdown himself on a scoop-and-score. The Packers would fail at preserving the tie as the Eagles were able to make it 27-20 with just seconds remaining in the second quarter.

 

The Eagles would make it a two-score game when their defense turned away the Packers on their opening drive of the second half, and Hurts found A.J. Brown in the end zone to make it 34-20. The two teams would trade field goals the rest of the way with one notable exception. After Rodgers hurt his oblique late in the third quarter and was pulled in the fourth quarter, Jordan Love found Christian Watson on a 63-yard pass and catch that brought the Packers to within a score. Love would end his night 6-of-9 for 113 yards and the touchdown pass.

 

Rodgers said after the game that he is not ruling himself out of any game until the Packers' playoff hopes are officially dashed, which could occur next week when they travel to Chicago to face the Bears. 

Packers travel to Philadelphia to take on top seeded Eagles

The Green Bay Packers had a long week to prepare for their upcoming primetime matchup against the one-loss Philadelphia Eagles. 

 

The Packers struggles of late have been well documented, losing six of their last seven games, and needing a last second field goal in overtime against the Cowboys to avoid being on a seven game losing streak. One bright spot of the recent seasons has been Wide Receiver Christian Watson, who has caught five touchdowns in the past two weeks. Green Bay will be looking for more from Watson and the offense in order to keep up with the high powered Eagles. 

 

Reports from Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers himself have come out that Rodgers has been playing with a broken thumb since Week 5 in London where the Packers lost to the Giants. 

 

The Eagles have been cruising throughout the season, as they welcome in the Packers with a 9-1 record. That record has been because of stellar Quarterback play, as Jalen Hurts has taken a big step up for Philadelphia to lead them to the overall one seed in the NFC so far. 

 

The game is set for 7:30 P.M. Sunday night in Philadelphia. 

Flames burn Phoenix men

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team could not extinguish their former Horizon League foes as the UIC Flames won the game 78-64.

 

The Flames never looked back after opening the game with a 12-4 advantage. They would carry that advantage to halftime when they took a 36-29 advantage into the break. The second half lacked any rhythm as the two teams combined for 31 fouls. The seven-point lead would be as close as the Phoenix would get as the Flames would double their advantage by the end of the game. 

 

Brock Heffner's 19 led the Phoenix with Clarence Cummings III scoring ten points while Davin Ziegler and Cade Meyer added eight points each.

 

They welcome UW-Milwaukee to Green Bay on December 1st for a 7 p.m. tip. 

Clippers boys grind past Cougars

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers finished the M&O/Packerland Thanksgiving Challenge with a tough physical game against the Coleman Cougars. The Clippers got out to a great start, going on a run to go up 8 early on. The Cougars fought back to within 4 late in the first half but the Clippers were able to answer with a run of their own to be up by 11 at halftime. Coming out of the half the Cougars had a nice push to get within 5 before the Clippers settled back in and were able to keep the differential at 7 for the majority of the remainder of the second half. Finishing the game by hitting their free throws, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers won against the Coleman Cougars 55-47. Sturgeon Bay will be back in action Thursday, December 1st for an away game against Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran.

 

Final Score:
     Sturgeon Bay - 55
Aune-24, Evers-9, Ulberg-8, Richard-8, Starr-4, Hubbard-2
     Coleman - 47
Tennis-12, Olsen-9, Hockers-8, Kurth-7, VanDeWalle-6, Mongin-3, Kostreva-2

Phoenix take on Flames

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team has gotten off to a rough start so far in the beginning of the season, dropping every game they’ve played for a 0-5 start. They will take on UIC on Saturday night. 

 

Ten transfers out of 15 total players from last year’s team is what head coach Will Ryan had to replace going into the offseason, and he found transfer Zae Blake from Southwest Mississippi Community College, who has averaged a team high 9.8 points per game. Green Bay has not been close in any particular games that they have played, with their closest loss being 11 to the Wisconsin Badgers. 

 

UIC has had a strong start to their new season, opening up their first six games with a 4-2 record. Those four wins include impressive games with a win over Jacksonville State and a close loss to a well known March Madness team, Loyola Chicago. 

 

The game is set to tip off at 6:00 P.M. at the Kress Center in Green Bay.

Badgers host Golden Gophers in fight for Paul Bunyan's Axe

It is Axe Week for the Wisconsin Badgers as they host their rivals the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Wisconsin is fresh off of a win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week by way of a 15-14 last second win. With 35 seconds remaining, Junior Quarterback Graham Mertz took a sneak up the middle that gave Wisconsin the 15-14 lead. Strong second half play from the defense shut the door on the Cornhuskers chances to win. Now the Badgers will turn their attention to their rivals to the west, the Minnesota Gophers. Fueled by the loss last season, Wisconsin will look to get the axe back in their possession, and finish the season off strong before their bowl game. 

 

 

Minnesota is 7-4 on the season and is third in the Big Ten West going into the matchup with the Badgers. The Golden Gophers are led by Running Back Mohammed Ibrahim and long time Quarterback Tanner Morgan. Minnesota is coming off of a 13-10 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, and will be looking to keep the axe where it is, in Minneapolis. 

 

The Badgers and Gophers are set to kick off at 2:30 P.M. 

Southern Door girls edges Denmark

The pendulum swung back and forth between Southern Door and Denmark before it settled in the Eagles' favor in a 59-58 victory.

 

Ashlyn Delfosse saved the day for the Eagles, hitting four three-pointers in the second half en route to 15 points in the second half and 21 points for the game. Bella Price added 11 points in the win for the Eagles. 

 

Kiarrah Micolichela helped make things interesting in the second half for the Vikings, scoring 13 of her team-high 16 points in the second half. 

Sturgeon Bay boys can't catch Crivitz

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball team fell into a hole that only got deeper in their matchup against Crivitz on Friday.

 

The Wolverines jumped out to a 37-29 lead and nearly matched it in the second half as they beat the Clippers 73-53. Isaak Aune led the way for the Clippers with 13 points. Calvin Richard hit three three-pointers en route to an 11-point evening while Gannon Evers added 10 points.

 

The Wolverines matched the effort thanks to Jackson Flowers' 16 points and Cashton Mertens' 15 points.

 

The Clippers play again on Saturday when they battle Coleman. 

Phoenix women end St. Pete Showcase run with win

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team ended their Florida tour with a weekend split after topping Northeastern Friday afternoon 56-46.

 

The two teams went back and forth for the game's first three quarters, leaving the Huskies holding a two-point lead entering the final frame. The Phoenix would end the game outscoring the Huskies 25-13. The key stretch of the game was when the Phoenix made four consecutive shots from deep (two by Sydney Levy, one from Jasmine Kondrakiewicz and Tatum Koenig) in a two-and-a-half span.

 

Sydney Levy and Jasmine Kondrakiewicz led the Phoenix to victory with 14 and 10 points apiece. 

 

The Phoenix are back in action on December 1st when they head to Milwaukee to face the Panthers.

Hepburn leads Badgers to third place finish in Bahamas

The Wisconsin Badgers bounced back nicely after their heartbreaking loss to Kansas with a close victory over the USC Trojans 64-59 Friday afternoon. 

 

The offense of the Badgers came to play right away as Chucky Hepburn had a hand in 11 of the first 13 points Wisconsin scored in the game. USC was right with the Badgers the whole game, as Wisconsin never had a lead bigger than 5 points throughout the whole game. After some strong play from Jordan Davis and Isaac Lindsey before the break, the Badgers went into halftime leading by two, 36-24. 

 

The Trojans came out strong in the second half, leading by as much as seven points at one point. Connor Essegian kept Wisconsin in the game throughout the second half, as he and Chucky Hepburn would be key for matching runs against the Trojans offense. Hepburn would hit the dagger with 1:07 remaining to play and the Badgers would finish 3rd in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Nassau. 

 

Hepburn finished the game with 17 points, alongside Tyler Wahl with 14 points and sharpshooting freshman Connor Essegian put in 12 points on four threes as well. For the Trojans, Drew Peterson led the way with 17 points, and star point guard Boogie Ellis would add 15 himself. 

 

Wisconsin will travel home from the Bahamas to take on Wake Forest at the Kohl Center on Thursday for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 

Southern Door girls head to Denmark for invite

The Southern Door girls' basketball team will face four regional rivals in their first tournament of the year in Denmark.

 

Cedar Grove-Belgium, Denmark, and Two Rivers will all be featured in the two-day tournament. Games will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and noon and 2 p.m. for the Saturday games that will decide the placement in the tournament. 

 

After being forced into overtime, the Eagles outscored Shiocton Indians 13-9 to take the game 57-53. Callie Miller led the way with 22 points while Isabella Price added 11 points and Alianna Dufek scored 10 points in the victory. 

Clippers take on Crivitz in Packerland/M&O Challenge

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will take part in the Packerland/M&O Challenge this weekend, as they will take on Crivitz. 

 

Sturgeon Bay fell short in their opener to the Chilton Tigers by a score of 61-49. The Clippers allowed the Tigers to shoot 41.7% from the three point line, which was enough for Chilton to take home the win. Sturgeon Bay was led by Isaak Aune, who was able to lead the team throughout the loss, alongside of guard Garrett Ulberg. 

 

The Crivitz Wolves will open their season up against the Sturgeon Bay Clippers, but are coming off of a very successful season last year. The Wolves were 18-7 overall last year, while being 15-1 in M&O conference play. Crivitz is bringing back 6’3” wing Sean Christiansen, who averaged 16.4 points per game last season. The Wolves will be a tough test for the Clippers Friday evening. 

 

The Wolves and Clippers are set to tip at 5:00 P.M. in Crivitz. 

Lady Phoenix fall late to Gators

The Green Bay Phoenix went toe to toe with their SEC opponent for three and a half quarters, but a late run by the Florida Gators sank them by a score of 61-52.

 

The Gators were fueled in their fourth quarter by their ability to get to the line. They went to the line 14 times, converting 10 of them en route to a 20-8 fourth quarter. Callie Genke led the Phoenix with 10 points and six rebounds. Hailey Oskey chipped in with nine points and six rebounds. Jasmine Kondrakiewicz also tacked on eight points off the bench.

 

The Phoenix will continue their run at the St. Pete Showcase with a matchup against Northeastern on Friday at 1 p.m.

Badgers beat by buzzer-beater by Jayhawks

The Wisconsin Badgers made a furious comeback at the Battle for Atlantis Tournament, only to come up short on a clutch shot to lose to Kansas 69-68.

 

Trailing the Jayhawks 33-20 at the break, the Badgers stormed back to outscore their opponents to force the extra frame. Leading the comeback was Grant Wahl, who scored 14 points of his team-high 23 points in the second half. Wahl scored nine straight points in the last three and a half minutes of regulation. 

 

The hero ended up being Kansas' Bobby Pettiford Jr., who scored his only points of the game when he followed up on a missed three-pointer and converted the layup with just fractions of a second remaining on the clock. 

 

The Badgers are back in action on Friday when they battle USC at noon. 

Lady Phoenix takes travel down south for St. Pete's Showcase

The Green Bay Phoenix womens’ basketball team will head down to St. Petersburg, Florida to take part in the St. Pete’s Showcase. 

 

The Phoenix will take on the Florida Gators Thursday afternoon at the McArthur Center. Green Bay is 2-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against the Drake Bulldogs in their season opener. Luxemburg Casco native Cassie Schiltz has been the leading scorer so far for the Phoenix, averaging 12.3 points per game on 50% shooting from the field. Green Bay will have their hands full with the Florida Gators, who play out of the SEC. 

 

Florida has had a strong start to their season, winning four out of their first five games for a 4-1 record. The Gators only loss came from their local rival Florida State, 92-77. The Gators will have a bit of a home court advantage, as they are around 2 hours away from the McArthur Center, which will cause for a Gator filled crowd. Florida is led by Leilani Correa, who averages 16.6 points per game. 

 

The matchup between the Phoenix and Gators is set to tip at 2:00 P.M. 

Bucks give up rare game to Bulls

For only the third time in the last few years, the Milwaukee Bucks lost a game to the Chicago Bulls, this time by a 118-113 margin.

 

The two teams played even in the first half with the Bucks holding a slim one point lead heading into the break. DeMar DeRozan led the comeback for the Bulls, scoring 18 of his game-high 36 points in the third quarter as the Bulls took a seven point lead into the fourth quarter. The game was back and forth in the fourth quarter, thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo's 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Coby White and Nikola Vucevic hit key three's down the stretch to steal the victory. Brook Lopez scored 20 points and Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday, and George Hill also reached double figures for the Bucks in the loss. 

 

The Bucks play the Cavaliers on Friday.

Gamblers hold on for Thanksgiving Eve win

Four first-period goals were almost not enough in the Green Bay Gamblers' 5-3 win over the Madison Capitols.

 

Mykhailo Danylov scored two goals and Peter Kramer and Carter Rose each tacked on tallies of their own in a chaotic first period that saw six total goals. 

 

The Capitols got the game to within one after two periods, but Eli Sebastian pushed it back to a two-goal game in the opening minute of the third period to put the game away for the Gamblers. 

 

The Gamblers continue their homestand on Saturday when the Chicago Steel comes to the Resch Center for a 7:05 puck drop. 

Essegian leads Badgers to win despite poor shooting

A poor shooting performance from the Dayton Flyers combined with some overall solid defense from the Wisconsin Badgers led Wisconsin to an opening round victory over Dayton 43-42 in the Bahamas. 

 

Wisconsin was headlined by freshman guard Connor Essegian who scored 13 points, 11 of them coming in the first half. Wisconsin shot a season low field goal percentage of 23.7%, which was backed by an even worse three point percentage of 22.2%. The Badgers were strong on the defensive end however, as Dayton turned the ball over 17 times throughout the course of the game. The starters for Wisconsin struggled all game, as Steven Crowl finished with nine points, but none of the other starters scored more than three points, including projected stars Tyler Wahl and Chucky Hepburn, who scored 3 and 2 respectively. The Badgers kept their winning streak going, moving their record to 4-0.

 

Dayton was not much better shooting the ball, as they were led by Kobe Elvis’ 16 points. The Flyers shot 30.2% from the field, ultimately being better than Wisconsin, but shot a horrid 14.8% from behind the three point line, ending up 4-27. Dayton falls to 3-2 on the season, with their two losses coming to the Badgers and the UNLV Rebels. 

 

With the win, Wisconsin moves on to the semifinals to take on the third ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas snuck by unranked NC State 80-74 in their opening round matchup before the Badgers took the floor. Wisconsin will have to shoot much better from the field if they want to advance to the finals, as Kansas is a well rounded team led by Gradey Dick, a freshman who scored 25 points against NC State. 

 

Wisconsin and Kansas will tip off from the Bahamas at 10 A.M. Thanksgiving morning.

Brewers trade Renfroe to Angels

If you are an early sleeper, this could come as a surprise, as late last night the Milwaukee Brewers sent Outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels for three right handed pitchers. 

 

Renfroe, 30, was a huge part of Milwaukee’s offensive success last season, as he hit 29 home runs and 72 RBIs to go along with a .255 batting average. This move comes in shock to most Brewers fans, as Renfroe was one of the most important pieces to the team. This move comes with rumors that Milwaukee has taken calls about star pitcher Corbin Burnes, so moves could be made from the front office that are unexpected. 

 

The pitchers that Milwaukee will receive in the trade are Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero, and Adam Seminaris. Seminaris appears to be the piece that the front office likes the most, as general manager Dan Arnold spoke about the trade. 

 

Milwaukee will now see their outfield consist of former NL MVP Christian Yelich, Tyrone Taylor, Garrett Mitchell, and potential prospects Sal Frelick and Estuery Ruiz. 

 

It should be an interesting offseason to come for the baseball team down in Milwaukee, and one that could come with some criticism from the fans.

Badgers battle Flyers in Bahamas

The Wisconsin Badgers mens’ basketball team will be heading to the Bahamas for their annual tournament during the thanksgiving week, or more familiarly known as “feast week” to basketball fans. 

 

Wisconsin will be participating in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, which features teams such as Butler, Brigham Young, Dayton, Kansas, NC State, USC, Tennessee, and the Badgers. It was in Las Vegas last season during the Maui Jim Invitational when Wisconsin showed that they were the strong team that they were, and will look to do that again in the Bahamas. 

 

The Badgers are scheduled to take on Dayton Flyers in their opening round matchup, with the winner of third ranked Kansas and NC State meeting the winner of Wisconsin/Dayton. Wisconsin will need to perform better than they did against their last opponent, Wisconsin-Green Bay, as they snuck out with a 56-45 win over the Phoenix. 

 

The Badgers will tip off against the Flyers at 1:30 P.M. 

Boys Basketball Recap: Local teams open with mixed results

With all seven local teams in action from around the area, there were bound to be some varied results on the hardwood. 

 

Kewaunee got the best of Luxemburg-Casco winning 67-51. 

 

Southern Door got their revenge defeating Denmark 62-49. 

 

Algoma trounced NEWCHAA 73-39. 

 

Gibraltar was taken down by Kohler 95-65. 

 

Sevastopol lost to Bonduel 74-28. 

 

Sturgeon Bay fell short to Chilton 61-49. 

Bucks host rival Bulls

After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 119-111 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 37 points, the Milwaukee Bucks will stay at home to host the Chicago Bulls. 

 

This matchup with the Bulls will be the first matchup since the drama-filled postseason series. All eyes will be on Bucks guard Grayson Allen, as he played the best series of his NBA career against Chicago in the opening round, as he scored over 20 points in games 3-5. The Bucks also got their six man back from injury as Pat Connaughton returned to the floor against the Trail Blazers. Connaughton scored seven in his first game back. 

 

The Bulls are once again led by the duo of Demar DeRozan and Zach Lavine, who are both averaging over 20 points per game. Chicago has a record of 7-10 and are sitting just outside of the final play-in spot, but the season is still young for the Bulls to turn it around. After the win over the Celtics, the Bulls snapped a four game losing streak after a strong start to the season. 

 

Tip from Milwaukee is set for 7:00 P.M. 

DCU competes in first meet

The Door County United Swim Team finished in third place behind Green Bay United and Chilton in their meet of the year on Friday.

 

DCU scored 86 points on the evening, 1.5 points behind host Chilton and 43.5 behind GBU. 

 

Notable swims and finishes:
-2nd place finish in the 200 medley relay (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils,
Logan Filar, Ezra Linnan) with a time of 1:49.81
-3rd place finish in the 200 free relay (Linnan, Colton Blackley, Tre
Wienke, Filar) with a time of 1:48.01
-2nd place finish in the 400 free relay (Kasten, Branden Neubauer,
George Atwell, Monfils) with a time of 4:15.58

-Filar took 3rd in the 200 free with a time of 2:08.05
-Monfils placed 2nd in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.17
-Kasten placed 2nd in the 50 free with a time of 24.66
-Filar took 3rd in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.57
-Atwell took 3rd in the 100 free with a time of 1:03.11
-Blackley took 3rd in the 500 free with a time of 6:30.17
-Kasten placed 2nd in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.04

Monfils took 1st in the 100 breast with a time of 1:08.12 and Neubauer took 2nd in the 100 breast with a time of 1:19.71. 

Boys Basketball opens season up Tuesday

After what seems like a long offseason to most players, the Boys' Basketball season will begin Tuesday night with every local team being in action. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco hosts local opponent Kewaunee. 

 

Sevastopol hosts Bonduel.

 

Algoma takes on Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home School. 

 

After a trip to Madison last season, Gibraltar starts their season at Kohler. 

 

Sturgeon Bay under a new head coach, heads to Chilton. 

 

Southern Door hosts Denmark in a rematch of last seasons WIAA playoff matchup. 

Girls Basketball Round-Up: Three teams hit the floor before Turkey Day

Before all of the Thanksgiving festivities get underway, some Girls Basketball action will carry high school sports into the break. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will kick off their NEC conference play against Marinette. 

 

Sturgeon Bay looks to bounce back against Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home School. 

 

Southern Door hopes to win on the road again versus Shiocton. 

 

L-C and Sturgeon Bay tip at 7:00, with Southern Door set to tip at 7:15. 

 

In Monday's action, Sturgeon Bay was doubled up by Roncalli 72-36, Algoma fell to Chilton 35-19,  and Sevastopol bested Two Rivers 55-37. 

Blizzard add more players

The Green Bay Blizzard continues to form their roster for the 2023 season.

 

The Blizzard has signed nine players to contracts ahead of the campaign, which begins on March 19th versus the Frisco Fighters at the Resch Center. You can learn more about the players below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bucks put out Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks found their offensive stroke Monday night as they beat the Portland Trailblazers 119-111

 

Five Bucks players reached double figures in the game, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo's 37 points. It was one of the first times this month where the Bucks were at full strength, none more important than their bench. Bobby Portis scored 13 points and Pat Connaughton scored seven points on an efficient night in his first game back since suffering a leg injury. 

 

The deciding frame was the third quarter when the Bucks outscored the Blazers 30-18 after entering halftime with a slim two-point lead. Anfernee Simons led the Blazers with 29 points in the loss.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Wednesday when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to the Fiserv Forum. 

Phoenix men return from Jamaica winless

The white sands of Jamaica offered no solace for the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team over the weekend, dropping their second game to Utah Valley Sunday night  79-56.

 

Big runs killed the Phoenix again as they gave up a 19-4 advantage after being tied 11-11 after the first seven minutes of the ball game. After building up some positive momentum at the end of the half by scoring eight of the final 11 points to make it 33-22 at the break, the Phoenix let the Wolverines go on a 12-2 run to kick off the second half to put the game well out of reach.

 

Clarence Cummings III led the way with 16 points with Cade Meyer adding nine points and Brock Heffner and Zae Blake each chipping in eight. 

 

The Phoenix will return to action on Saturday when they host former Horizon League foe UIC for a 6 p.m. tip at the Kress Center.

Brewers continue to mold 40-man roster

The Milwaukee Brewers are still trying to get a grasp of who will be on their roster when they report to Maryvale in February.

 

The Brewers took steps to revamping their bullpen by saying goodbye to LHP Brent Suter, who was claimed off waivers by Colorado. They did grab a new arm via trade by acquiring RHP Javy Guerra from Tampa Bay in exchange for a player to be named later.

 

Two familiar faces will remain in the pen as the Brewers signed RHP Matt Bush and RHP Adrian Houser to 1-year contracts, avoiding arbitration. They hope for similar fates with tendered contracts to SS Willy Adames, INF Mike Brosseau, C Victor Caratini, INF Keston Hiura, OF Hunter Renfroe, 1B Rowdy Tellez, INF Luis Urías, RHP Corbin Burnes, LHP Eric Lauer, LHP Hoby Milner, RHP Devin Williams and RHP Brandon Woodruff. With many of those pieces, you can expect to see substantial raises coming based on their recent performances.

 

The Brewers also non-tendered RHP Trevor Gott, RHP Jandel Gustave and RHP Luis Perdomo.

Bucks look to bounce back against Trail Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks look to get back into the win column with a home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

The Bucks were outscored 55-40 in the second half of its 110-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 25 points and 14 rebounds, but it was his 4-15 shooting night from the free throw line that grabbed headlines when he got into a verbal altercation with Wells Fargo Arena staff members. Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez, and Jrue Holiday also cracked double figures for the Bucks in the loss.

 

The Trail Blazers have lost three of their last four games and will offer Wisconsin basketball fans a local face to cheer for. The SB Nation site Blazer's Edge is reporting that Trail Blazers' new two-way signing Ibou Badji has been removed from the inactive list and will be available after playing for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G-League affiliate. The Blazers' star player Damian Lilliard will not be available. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Gamblers finish sweep of Capitols

Matthew DiMarsico's hat trick was the difference in a 6-3 Green Bay Gamblers win over the Madison Capitols Saturday night.

 

After a scoreless first period, the Capitols and Gamblers traded goals early on before DiMarsico's two tallies to keep Green Bay up 3-2. Eli Sebastian and Barrett Hall scored two early goals in the third period to make it 5-2 before DiMarsico scored his third to double up their hosts again.

 

The Gamblers will welcome the Capitols to Green Bay on Wednesday for their traditional Thanksgiving Eve game. 

DCY Swim Team Season Opener

The Door County Y SWIM team kicked off its season this week by participating in the Schroeder YMCA Fall Invite in Brown Deer, WI. DCY SWIM had 52 swimmers participate in this large meet which was hosted in the pool where the State Championship meet is held each year. Coach Mike McHugh said, “This pool is one of the largest in the state, and it can be intimidating, especially for new swimmers, of which we had several. Our kids did an amazing job!”

 

All swimmers were allowed to swim 3 events of their choice. The meet is divided by age groups, with an 8-under, 9-10,11-12,13-14, and 15-over age group. We had 31 top 3 times in all age groups, with 13-First place swims in all groups. We honor 2 swimmers per meet, the overall best Performance swimmer and the swimmer displaying the best Character at the meet. Nadia Kurek won all of her events at the meet-50 free, 25 back, and 50 back-receiving the Best Performance award, and Amelia Michalski received the Best Character award for partnering with a new swimmer during all 6 hours of the meet.

 

DCY SWIM also had a Mock Meet on November 10th at the Peterson Aquatic Center, with 97 swimmers on our team participating! This is a great way to introduce our new swimmers to a meet atmosphere and format, and set base times for all swimmers. Our next meet will be back at the Schroeder pool for a very large Invite, the Finalist Meet held on December 3-4. 

 

Photo Credit: Krista Schley

Striver Gymnasts Season Opener

The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team opened their 2022-2023 season competing in the “Turkey Invitational” this past weekend at The Heart of the Valley YMCA in Kimberly, Wisconsin.

The Striver girls returned home with 25 individual medals, and a Level 6 Team Trophy. The level 6 girls captured second place out of ten teams from YMCA’s from Northeast Wisconsin. Medaling for the Level six squad were:

13 and Under Age Group:

Estelle Duerst,  3rd  on vault,

Amira Anschutz  1st on bars, 2nd on floor and all-around, 3rd on beam, and 4th on vault.

Sophia Sternard, 2nd on floor, 2nd on vault, 3rd in all- around and bars, 4th on beam.

14 and 15 Year Olds

Lauren Pratt 14 and 15, 3rd on beam, 9th in all-around.

Shylee Asher 14 and 15, 4th on floor, 5th on vault, 7th in all-around and 9th on bars.

Excel Silver gymnasts captured a fourth place team finish out of eight teams. Medaling in Silver were:

11 and Under Age Group

Evelynn Kelsey  4th on floor, 6th in all-around

Delaney Allen  6th on beam

12 and Up Age Group

Lauren Gaida 3rd on 2nd on floor and 5th on beam

Platinum gymnasts competed as individuals, Door County had enough for a team score, however, the other teams only had individual gymnasts competing.

One Age Group

Shaylyn Asher   1st on beam, 2nd on floor

Amelia Zoschke1st on floor, vault, bars and all around

Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer  2nd on beam.

 

Photo – Portia Hahn, Sophia Sternard, Amira Anschultz, Shylee Asher, Estell Durest, and Lauren Pratt

The Striver gymnasts head to the Manitowoc YMCA this weekend, November 19th and 20th  to compete in the Manty Luau Meet.

Badgers harvest bowl appearance vs. Cornhuskers

It involved some drama, but the Wisconsin Badgers extended their bowl appearance streak to 21 in their 15-14 victory over Nebraska Saturday.

 

The Cornhuskers led 14-3 heading into the fourth quarter, making it look like the Badgers would have to wait to battle for Paul Bunyan's axe to see if their bowl appearance streak would be extended. The tide turned in the fourth quarter when the Badgers made it 14-9 on a Graham Mertz touchdown pass to Skyler Bell. Mertz would put the game away with 28 seconds remaining in the game on a quarterback sneak for the Badgers' second touchdown.

 

The Badgers will have one more opportunity to improve their bowl standing when they play Minnesota next week. 

Phoenix men fall apart again, Phoenix women sneak past St. Louis

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams finished Friday with mixed results.

 

In Jamaica, the Phoenix men held a one-point lead a few minutes into the second half but were eventually outscored 47-30 in the final frame to lose to Queens University (NC). As has been the case in three of their first four games, an 18-2 Queens' run that spanned 7:46 was what decided the game for the Phoenix. Cade Meyer led the way with 10 points while  Nate Jenkins, Clarence Cummings III, Davin Zeigler, and Garren Davis each tallied eight points. They will play Utah Valley State in their second game of Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

 

At St. Louis, Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz and two others knocked down some clutch field goals at the end of regulation to lead the Phoenix past the Billikens 73-70. The Billikens chipped away at a double-digit lead in the first half to make things interesting in the fourth quarter. The Phoenix had all five starters score in double figures, led by Cassie Schiltz's 14 points. Bailey Butler tacked on 13 points, and Hailey Oskey filled the stat sheet with 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals. They will celebrate Thanksgiving in their own tropical paradise with a 2 p.m. matchup against Florida. 

Gamblers storm Capitols with strong second period

A three-goal second period helped the Green Bay Gamblers get by the Madison Capitols Friday night.

 

The Capitols led after the first period 2-1 with a Jayden Davis goal sandwiched in between a pair of tallies by the home team. Nicholas Vantassell, Matthew DiMarsico, and Jimmy Clark did all of the scoring in the second period to have the Gamblers doubling up the Capitols heading into the third. The Capitols would score an early goal in the frame, but Michael DeAngelo's goal with just over five minutes to play in the third period essentially put the game on ice for the Gamblers.

 

The two teams play again in Middleton, Wis., at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. 

Badgers take bowl hopes to Nebraska

The Wisconsin Badgers' 20-year bowl game streak is on the line the last two weeks of the season, beginning on Saturday in Lincoln when they battle Nebraska. 

 

The Badgers need one more win to do so after dropping last week's game to Iowa 24-10, breaking a two-game winning streak. The Badgers are 3-2 after installing Jim Leonhard as its interim head coach.

 

The Cornhuskers (3-7) are in a similar spot as they also have an interim head coach holding the program's reins. They have lost their last four games, including a 31-3 defeat at Michigan last week. Two of their three wins have come in Memorial Stadium.

 

Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

Phoenix head south for weekend

Both Green Bay basketball teams are heading south for the weekend, though the men will have a more tropical trip compared to the women.

 

The Phoenix men open their tournament play at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic at 10:30 a.m. when they battle Queens University, North Carolina. After getting blown out in their first two games against Indiana State and Georgetown, the Phoenix nearly took advantage of a poor shooting Wisconsin team in a 56-45 loss at the Kohl Center earlier in the week. Zae Black was perfect from the field against the Badgers as he scored 15 points in the loss. The Royals are off to a 2-1 start thanks to solid contributions from Kenny Dye. Dye, a senior guard, paces the team in points (18.3) and assists per game (6.0).

 

The Phoenix women head to St. Louis for a matchup against the Billikens. After dropping their season opener against Draker, Hailey Oskey led the Phoenix with 19 points as the team outscored Marist 46-24 after the break in a 74-45 win at home. The Billikens are 1-3 on the season, including two straight losses to Northern Iowa and Missouri State. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

Eagles and Clippers finally hit the court in Friday's Girls Basketball action

Four local teams will hit the floor on Friday night in Girls' Basketball action. 

 

Southern Door opens up its season on the road in Wausaukee.

 

Sturgeon Bay hosts Chilton in non-conference play and opener. 

 

After a loss to Two Rivers, Gibraltar looks to bounce back against Hilbert.

 

Kewaunee plays host to Freedom in their second game of the season.

 

In Thursday night action, Algoma nipped Luxemburg-Casco 50-45 at home. Sevastopol had their game against Shiocton postponed. 

 

Titans run out clock on Packers' season

The Green Bay Packers' inability to get off the field on defense in their 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night may keep them out of the playoff pictures.

 

Ryan Tannehill threw a 43-yard pass on third and long on the first drive to set up his first touchdown pass of the game to Dontrell Hilliard to make it 7-0. The Packers would score at the end of the quarter when Aaron Rodgers found Christian Watson, but a blocked extra point kept it 7-6. The Titans would suck up over 10 minutes of the clock in the second quarter, only to be turned away by the Packers' defense after 18 plays. The Packers' offense would give it right back after just over a minute and inexplicably called timeouts to keep the Titans' second touchdown drive alive to make it 14-6 at the break.

 

After scoring one touchdown on the ground, Derrick Henry made it 20-9 when he threw a pop pass to Austin Hooper. The Packers would get it as close as a field goal later in the third quarter with another Rodgers-to-Watson connection, but Tannehill continued to burn the Packers through the air when he found Hooper for his second touchdown of the game, sending many of the Milwaukee package ticket holders to I-43 and I-41 early.

 

The Packers will have the weekend off before preparing for Philadelphia Eagles on November 27th.

 

 

Gamblers head to state capitol this weekend

The Green Bay Gamblers are back in action on Friday and Saturday when they travel to Middleton, Wis. to play the Madison Capitols. 

 

The Gamblers split their weekend set last week in Muskegon to hit the halfway point of November with a 7-6-1 record. Artyom Levshunov continued his hot November with his seventh goal of the season in the first period and Michael DeAngelo added his own tally in the second period of a 3-2 loss on Friday. DeAngelo would play well in the Saturday game, registering a pair of assists in a 3-0 Gamblers victory.

 

The Capitols lost their lone game last Friday to the Chicago Steel 6-5. They are led by Miko Matikka, who has registered 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists as the Capitols hold a 5-6-0-1 record, four points behind the Gamblers in the standings.

 

Both games start at 7:05 p.m.

Brewers add to 40-man roster

The Milwaukee Brewers, along with the rest of MLB, are stashing players on their 40-man roster this week. 

 

In the last few days, the Brewers have added INF Brice Turang, RHP Abner Uribe, RHP Cam Robinson, and 1B Jon Singleton to the 40-man roster. 

 

By placing players on the 40-man roster, it protects players from next month's Rule 5 draft, which is made up of borderline prospects that can be selected by other teams. Being on the 40-man roster also puts you on a faster path to make it the big leagues than players who are not on it.

Bucks use bench to defeat Cavaliers

The Milwaukee Bucks needed their role players to help them prevail against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night 113-98.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a rare off night as he scored 16 points, shooting 6-18 from the field and 4-11 from the line. Brook Lopez filled in the gap with 29 points and 12 rebounds. He was one of three players (Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis) to register a double-double. The bench, led by Jordan Nwora (21 points), combined for 45 points in the victory. 

 

The Cavaliers had a slim three-point at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime by just one point, but the Bucks outscored the Cavaliers 34-18  in a decisive third quarter that ultimately put the game out of reach.

 

The Bucks improved to 11-3 on the season and will play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

 

Packers face Titans on short rest Thursday

The Green Bay Packers hope their dramatic victory against the Dallas Cowboys was a flip of their season's script and not just a blip when they welcome the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

 

Aaron Rodgers found rookie wide receiver Christian Watson three times for touchdowns, and Aaron Jones ran one in too, as the Packers stunned the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Cowboys had won over 190 games in a row when leading by 14 points or more in the fourth quarter up until that point. According to Packers.com digital reporter Wes Hodkiewicz, the Packers have listed tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and guard/tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee) as questionable while ruling out linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (knee) and receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle). Cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) is doubtful.

 

The Titans come into the game winners of five of their last six games, including a 17-10 victory over the Denver Broncos last week. Derrick Henry was held to under 60 yards in the game, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill made up for it with two touchdown tosses and 255 yards passing in the win. 

 

These two teams faced each other under the lights of Lambeau in 2020 as A.J. Dillion had his coming out party, rushing for over 120 yards and two touchdowns, and Rodgers threw for four more in the Packers' 40-14 win.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball Roundup: Sevastopol wins, Gibraltar, Algoma, Kewaunee fall

The girls high school basketball season tipped-off in the area on Tuesday night.  

In non-conference action the Sevastopol Pioneers traveled to Suring and came up with a convincing 53-30 win.

The Gibraltar Vikings could not keep up with the Two Rivers Purple Raiders as the Vikings took a 54-34 road loss.

The Algoma Wolves hung close to the Ashwaubenon Jaguars before falling 40-30 on the road.  Riley Zimmerman led the Wolves with 11 points.

The Kewaunee Storm struggled keeping five healthy girls on the court and fell to the Wrightstown Tigers at home 49-26.  

Badgers topple Phoenix in Madison

The Wisconsin Badgers were able to stay undefeated this season with a 56-45 win over their in-state little brother Green Bay Phoenix at the Kohl Center Tuesday night in non-conference play.  The Badgers outscored the Phoenix 32-15 in the first half and held on for the victory.  The Phoenix would make a 14-1 run to cut the lead to six points at one point in the second half, but the Badgers would secure the win by hitting 16-of-19 free throws.  The Badgers (3-0) were led by Jordan Davis with 11 points and Max Klesmit with nine points.  Cade Meyer led the Phoenix (0-3) with 13 points.  Wisconsin travels to the Bahamas to open tournament play against the Dayton Flyers next Wednesday as they play in the Battle 4 Atlantis Invitational. 

Schaefer, Retzlaff earn All-State Honors

Two local players have been honored by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association with All-State honors.

 

Southern Door's Taylor Schaefer earned All-State Small School honors for his work at the linebacker position. Schaefer led the team with 151 tackles, registering 12 sacks and 44 tackles for a loss. He also forced four fumbles and had two recoveries.

 

Sevastopol's Logan Retzlaff was an honorable mention selection for the Eight-Player All-State team. In his 25 punts, Retzlaff had a 37.5-yard average, pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line six times. 

Phoenix, Badgers renew in-state pleasantries

An one-sided in-state rivalry returns on Tuesday when they Wisconsin Badgers host the Green Bay Phoenix.

 

The Phoenix have been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in its two games this season against Indiana State and Georgetown. After trailing by a combined 5 points after the first half, they have been outscored by 56 points in the second half. In their recent game against the Hoyas, they allowed their opponents to knockdown their first seven shots from the field in the second half en route to a 92-58 loss. 

 

The Badgers have won their two games against South Dakota at the Kohl Center and Stanford at American Family Field in Milwaukee. Tyler Wahl led the way with 17 points while two other players had double figures.

 

It has been a one-sided rivalry since the beginning, especially since Will Ryan began battling the school most associated with his father Bo Ryan. The Badgers are 26-1 all-time against the Phoenix, having won the last 11 games and undefeated in games south of Appleton. To add insult to injury, the Badgers have won their last two games by a combined 78 points, including a 72-34 loss last season.

 

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

Donald Driver Charity Softball Game Scheduled for Sunday Night on June 4

There will be softball under the lights on Sunday, June 4, 2023.  Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Super Bowl Champions, and current stars will come together for the Donald Driver Charity Softball Game at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium at 7:05pm on that date. The event will raise money for the Donald Driver Foundation and additional local and player charities.

Fans may purchase a package that includes one ticket to the Donald Driver Charity Softball Game and three vouchers for a 2023 Timber Rattlers home game starting at 11:00am on Thursday, November 17.  Packages are $71 for reserved, $101 for box, and $126 for premium box.

Single-game tickets for the Donald Driver Charity Softball Game will be available for purchase on Tuesday, November 22 at 11:00am.

Tickets for the softball game are $75 for a premium box seat (first two rows), $50 for a standard box seat, $29 for a reserved bleacher seat, and $15 for a general admission grass seat. There are also a limited number of patio tables - which seat four - available at $287. The patio tables will include a softball autographed by Driver and Nelson.

There are 117 All-You-Can-Eat seats available for this game for $90 per seat.  There are 69 All-You-Can-Eat seats down the first base line.  The new Home Plate Club that is part of the current renovations at Neuroscience Group Field will have 48 All-You-Can-Eat seats.  This ticket includes admission to the game, an all-you-can-eat picnic for 90 minutes, and two beverages (beer, soda, or water).

Additionally, all 87 seats in Section 100 are $87 and tickets include a Jordy Nelson autographed softball.

“I am excited to see Jordy Nelson’s return, and to feature Super Bowl Champions and current stars competing,” said Driver. “Please buy tickets early and you can win a meet and greet with Jordy and me! Go Pack Go!!”

Fans who purchase tickets before November 29 will be entered in a drawing with the winners being able to meet Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson before the softball game.

“I am looking forward to returning to Wisconsin as we keep the Softball Game tradition going,” said Nelson.

More participants will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Fans who are planning on attending the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game against the Peoria Chiefs on June 4 should note that the start time of that game has been moved from 1:10pm to 12:10pm.  The stadium and the parking lot will be cleared after the conclusion of the Timber Rattlers game.

The schedule for the softball event is as follows:
Parking Lot Opens:       4:30pm
Stadium Gates Open:    5:15pm
Sponsor Softball Game: 5:30pm
Home Run Derby:         6:15pm
Softball Game Starts:    7:05pm

The game will raise money for the Donald Driver Foundation, other player charities, and local charitable organizations.  The mission of the Donald Driver Foundation is to display Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts to serve as a hand up, not a handout. The Donald Driver Foundation has a core focus in serving underprivileged children and families by addressing health & wellness, safety, and education & career development.

Fans may begin to purchase tickets for just the Donald Driver Charity Softball Game at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 22. Tickets are available in one of the following ways: Over the phone at (920) 733-4152, in person at the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office, or through the internet at timberrattlers.com.

Packerland begins girls' basketball play

The girls' basketball teams of the Packerland Conference will waste no time getting their first action of this year. 

 

At 7 p.m., Algoma will tip off against Ashwaubenon on the road, Gibraltar will visit Two Rivers, and Sevastopol will travel to Suring.

 

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Kewaunee will welcome Wrightstown.

 

Southern Door will play its first game on Friday when it makes the trip to Wausaukee. Luxemburg-Casco begins its trip on Thursday with a visit to Algoma. 

 

 

Breakout performance, walk-off FG resets season for Packers

No one knows what would have happened if the Green Bay Packers slipped to 3-7, and luckily, they won't have to.

 

The Packers' used a 14-point outburst, a key 4th down stop, and an overtime field goal to beat the Mike McCarthy-led Dallas Cowboys 31-28.

 

CeeDee Lamb scored the first of his two touchdowns in the opening quarter en route to a 150-yard day for the Cowboys, but the Packers would strike back with a 14-0 run. A 58-yard touchdown pass to Christian Watson from Aaron Rodgers helped lead the Packers to flip the script from previous weeks, but the touchdown by Aaron Jones left too much time for Dak Prescott to work. He would throw another touchdown pass to make it 14-14 at the break.

 

Prescott would find the endzone two more times in the 3rd quarter, thanks to Lamb and Tony Pollard to make it 28-14, whipping those in blue and silver in the bipartisan crowd into a frenzy. Rodgers would throw two touchdown passes to Watson in the fourth quarter and connected on a long passing play to Allen Lazard to set up the game-winning kick. 

 

The Packers will not have much time to soak in their first win in almost two months before hosting the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

More sports join winter sports fray

Three more sports can start practices as soon as Monday as the winter season starts to ramp up.

 

Boys' basketball, wrestling, and boys' swimming and diving can all begin practicing to kick off the new week.

 

In boys' basketball, Gibraltar is coming off an appearance in the state semi-finals last year to lead the way for the area's teams. You can find season previews later this week at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

In wrestling, Max Ronsman of Luxemburg-Casco may have to wait a while to begin his state title defense after suffering a lower-body injury during the football season. Another state qualifier and former state champion, Easton Worachek of Luxemburg-Casco, announced over the weekend that he will continue his wrestling career at UW-Parkside.

 

In boys' swimming, the Door County United team hopes to build on last year's success that saw them finish in the top dozen in the state.

 

Competitions for boys' basketball, wrestling, and boys' swimming and diving can start as soon as next week.

DCU coach reflects on State Meet

DCU senior swimmer Christy Braun competed well at the WIAA Division I State Swim Meet on Saturday November 12th, 2022. She qualified in the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard breaststroke. She finished 17th overall in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:12.82. The time was a season best for Christy. She finished 22nd in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.33. This was Christy’s third and final appearance at the WIAA State Swim Meet and she left it all in the pool. Congrats Christy, you will be missed next season! 

Gamblers split in Muskegon

The Green Bay Gamblers split their weekend set in Muskegon to hit the halfway point of November with a 7-6-1 record.

 

On Friday, the Gamblers scored the first two goal but the Lumberjacks scored the final three in a 3-2 loss. Artyom Levshunov continued his hot November with his seventh goal of the season in the first period and Michael DeAngelo added his own tally in the second period. That was a part of a stretch where the two teams combined for three goals in less than five minutes, including both Lumberjacks' scores in 52 seconds.

 

DeAngelo would play well in the Saturday game, registering a pair of assists in a 3-0 Gamblers victory. Kristoffer Eberly made 25 saves to preserve the shutout while Eli Sebastian, Nicholas Vantassell, and Jayden Davis scored goals for the Gamblers.

 

The Gamblers are back in action on Friday and Saturday when they travel to Middleton, Wis. to play the Madison Capitols. 

Packers hope to find W hiding at Lambeau

The Green Bay Packers return home with a five-game losing streak against a familiar face on the opposite sideline when they face the Dallas Cowboys late Sunday afternoon.

 

The Packers were embarrassed at Detroit last week as they struggled to points up against the NFL's worst defense in a 15-9 loss to the Lions. Aaron Rodgers threw three interceptions in the loss, including two in the endzone, for one of his worst statistical games in a Packers uniform.

 

The Cowboys were able to stay afloat because of Cooper Rush, but Dak Prescott is back behind center with a strong defense playing complementary football with the offense. They are coming off the bye after two straight wins over the Lions and the Bears.

 

An X-Factor could be the crowd. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, 33 percent of sales from online resalers are from Texas.

 

Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.

Second half play defines Phoenix games

Watching the second half of both Green Bay Phoenix games on Saturday is all you need to --see to understand why the men lost and the women won.

 

The Phoenix men were just down by two heading into the break in their game against Georgetown Saturday morning, only to see the Hoyas shoot 70 percent in the second half to lose 92-58. The Phoenix, led by Clarence Cummings' 14 points, were outscored 61-29 in the second half. Zae Blake added 13 points in the losst.

 

The Phoenix women outscored Marist 46-24 in the second half to win their first game of the season 74-45. Hailey Oskey led the way with 19 points and two others reached double figures. The Phoenix's defense limited the Red Foxes to less than 30 percent from the field and less than 10 percent from behind the arc in the victory.

Badgers fall to Iowa

The Wisconsin Badgers' hopes for the Big Ten West title were all but dashed on Saturday with a 24-10 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 

The Badgers' defense held the Iowa offense to less than 150 total yards and registered six sacks, but the Hawkeyes blocked a punt to set up one short touchdown drive and had an interception return for a touchdown to drive their point production. Graham Mertz threw for just 176 yards and a score while getting intercepted twice.  The Badgers scored their lone touchdown when Mertz found Keontez Lewis for a 51-yard touchdown pass. Braelon Allen was controlled on the ground, gaining less than 50 yards on 17 carries.

 

The Badgers will need some help if they still want to win the West, but first they will have to beat Nebraska in Lincoln next week.

 

Badgers fall to Iowa

The Wisconsin Badgers' hopes for the Big Ten West title were all but dashed on Saturday with a 24-10 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 

The Badgers' defense held the Iowa offense to less than 150 total yards and registered six sacks, but the Hawkeyes blocked a punt to set up one short touchdown drive and had an interception return for a touchdown to drive their point production. Graham Mertz threw for just 176 yards and a score while getting intercepted twice.  The Badgers scored their lone touchdown when Mertz found Keontez Lewis for a 51-yard touchdown pass. Braelon Allen was controlled on the ground, gaining less than 50 yards on 17 carries.

 

The Badgers will need some help if they still want to win the West, but first they will have to beat Nebraska in Lincoln next week.

 

Braun finishes season at state swim meet

The final athlete still standing from the fall season finished her run at the state swimming and diving meet this weekend.

 

Christy Braun of the Door County United swim team competed in two different events at the Division 1 meet hosted at Waukesha South. Braun finished the 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.82, which was good for 17th place overall and about a half-second faster than her seed time.

 

Braun also competed in the 100-yard breaststroke, where she finished in 22nd place with a time of 1:08.33.

Brunch with the Phoenix

You can grab a meal between Green Bay Phoenix games on Saturday as they play in their second matchups of the season.

 

The Phoenix men will tip off at 10 a.m. in the nation's capital when they face Big East opponent Georgetown. After keeping things close in the first half, the Phoenix fell hard to Indiana State in the season opener on Monday, 80-53. Davin Zeigler scored 19 points in the loss, the only member of the Phoenix to cross the double-digit threshold. Four Hoyas players scored in double figures in Georgetown's 99-89 win against Coppin State on Tuesday.

 

The Phoenix women will play their home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m. when Marist comes to town. After an even first quarter, the Phoenix saw Drake slowly pull away from them in an 80-67 loss on Monday. Cassie Schiltz was one of three players to reach double figures in the loss. The Red Foxes are 0-2 after a blowout loss to Villanova in their opener and a close 65-61 defeat to Penn on Thursday.

Badgers battle for Heartland against Iowa

The Wisconsin Badgers will face a stingy defense in a hostile environment on Saturday when they play the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 

Both teams are overcoming rough starts to the season to reach the 5-4 mark on the season. The Badgers have won three of their last four games, including wins over Maryland (23-10) and Purdue (34-25). The Hawkeyes have discovered their offense, racking up 33 points on Northwestern and 24 points against Purdue in consecutive weeks.

 

The winner of Saturday's 2:30 p.m. contest will move into second place in the Big Ten West with still an outside chance of playing in the B1G title game if Illinois can falter down the stretch. 

Blugolds silence Storm on U-1021

The Aquinas Blugolds simply could not be stopped in the second half as they turned a close game at halftime against the Kewaunee Storm into a 44-19 rout in Wisconsin Rapids on Friday.

 

The Storm struck first with a clock-eating drive that took more than five minutes off  the clock and put six on the scoreboard after Mitchell Thompson scored on a quarterback sneak. 

 

The Blugolds would make their mark in the second quarter with two quick touchdowns on a nine-yard rush by Calvin Hargrove and a long passing play from Jackson Flottmeyer to Collin Conzemius to make it 14-6. The Blugolds left enough time on the clock for Thompson to find Maddix Mueller on a quick pattern to the front pylon to make it 14-12 at the break.

 

It was all Blugolds after half time as they scored on every drive in the third quarter and outscored the Storm 30-7 in the last two frames. Hargrove scored two of the four rushing touchdowns in the half. The Storm would make it a two-score game in the fourth quarter after Owen Carlson found the  endzone in his return to the lineup.

 

 

The Bluegolds would answer that score and then some after forcing a safety and following it up with their fourth touchdown of the half to secure their second straight title game appearance.

 

The Storm finished the season 11-2.

 

 

 

Packers add safety through waivers

The Green Bay Packers have added a new player to its defensive backfield.

 

General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced on Thursday that the Packers claimed S Johnathan Abram off waivers from the Las Vegas Raiders. According to Packers.com, Abram (5-11, 205), a fourth-year player out of Mississippi State, was selected by the Raiders in the first round (No. 27 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in 36 games with 34 starts for Las Vegas, registering 246 tackles (156 solo), 12 passes defensed, three interceptions, eight tackles for a loss, nine QB hits, and a fumble recovery on defense and nine tackles on special teams. Abram started six of eight games he played in for the Raiders this season and was No. 2 on the team in both tackles (48) and solo tackles (35).

 

Packers insiders suggest that the acquisition of Abram could allow Darnell Savage to move into slot coverage after weeks of struggling in the safety position.

Bucks travel to San Antonio to face Spurs

The Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to get to 10 wins on the season with their dramatic 132-126 double overtime win on Wednesday night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. They will look to add another win to their record Friday night as they travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs. 

 

Milwaukee may be without Jrue Holiday once again, as his and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s status is up in the air for the game. The Bucks were successful without those two players against the Thunder, as they counted on Jevon Carter and Rookie Marjon Beauchamp to lead them to the finish line. Carter put in a career high in points, as he dropped 36 points. Beauchamp also had a career high in his second start of his career, scoring 19 on 5-8 shooting from the three point line. The unsung hero of the season so far has been Brook Lopez, as he scored 24 points in 45 minutes, the most he has played since the 2010-2011 season in the regular season. 

 

The Spurs are 5-7 on the season, and sit in the 9th spot in the Western Conference Standings. San Antonio is led by Keldon Johnson, the third year player out of the University of Kentucky. Johnson is averaging 23.1 points per game on 45.5% shooting, and an excellent three point shooting percentage of 41.2%. 

 

The game will begin at 7:00 in San Antonio. 

Badgers prepare for Brew City Battle

The Wisconsin Badgers mens and womens teams will hit the court, on the diamond. The Brew City Battle will take place Friday night with two games being played on the night at American Family Field in Milwaukee. 

 

The 1-0 Wisconsin Badgers women’s team will take on the Kansas State Wildcats at 3:30 in the first game of the night. The Badgers are coming off of a 58-49 win over the UW-Milwaukee Panthers on the road on Monday night. The Badgers were defeated by those same Panthers in last season's matchup, so Head Coach Marisa Moseley’s second season as coach has gotten off to a great start. 

 

The Wildcats also started their season with a victory, in a forty point fashion as they defeated Central Arkansas 83-43 on Monday as well. A strong matchup is brewing for the first game of the Brew City Battle. 

 

The nightcap features the 1-0 Wisconsin Badgers men's team taking on the Stanford Cardinal. Wisconsin was able to take down South Dakota on Monday night 85-59 by way of multiple starters ending up in double figures, and hard fought defense in the second half. The Badgers will look to get out to a 2-0 start before they take on Dayton and Kansas/NC State in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. 

 

The Stanford Cardinal avoided a late game surge from Pacific to take home a season opening victory 88-78. Stanford’s transfer Michael Jones scored 31 in his Cardinal debut after Jones spent last season in a Davidson uniform. 

 

The men's game will follow the women’s matchup, and is expected to begin at 7:00 P.M. 

Kewaunee looks to return to state on U-1021

For the first time this playoff run, the Kewaunee Storm will face an unfamiliar 2022 opponent when they line up across from Aquinas in Wisconsin Rapids Friday night.

 

The Storm beat Sturgeon Bay (71-6), Kiel (27-13), and Southern Door (15-12) in consecutive games after going a combined 2-1 against them during the regular season. The semi-final clincher in Brussels was very much in doubt late in their game against the Eagles, but then DJ Echos took a handoff on a weird exchange 72 yards untouched to seal the game for the Storm. Mitchell Thompson has thrown for 1498 yards and 17 touchdowns this year to go along with his 11 rushing touchdowns. The team's leading rusher, Owen Carlson, will still be inactive due to a lower-body injury suffered in the Kiel game.

 

The Blugolds defeated Durand-Arkansaw (51-6), Northwestern (38-13), and former Division 6 state champion Colby (28-14) en route to their second straight semifinal. They beat Mayville 28-26 to win the Division 5 championship last season. Ranked #1 in the state despite their #3 seed in the tournament field, the Blugolds are led by Jackson Flottmeyer. The All-State quarterback has thrown for over 2200 yards and 26 touchdowns while using his feet for seven more.

 

The two teams do have a history. Kewaunee head coach Randy Charles rushed for 53 yards, made eight tackles, and intercepted one pass in a 27-0 Blugolds victory in the 2007 Division 5 State Title game.

 

Tim Kowols and Henry Annen will have the call from Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School on U-1021 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Listen to our interview with head coach Randy Charles by clicking this link

 

Bucks grind out OT win without stars

The Milwaukee Bucks had to play some free basketball on Wednesday to leave Oklahoma City with a 136-132 victory over the Thunder.

 

The Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, but that just meant some of the team's role players had to shine instead. Jevon Carter scored 21 points in the first half en route to a team-high 36 points, partly thanks to his hot shooting behind the arc. Bobby Portis entered the starting line-up to score 21 points, while teammates Brook Lopez added a season-high 25 points. 

 

It was as even as you could get throughout the entire game with the score tied at the end of each half, but the Bucks outscored their hosts 10-6 in the second overtime to secure the victory. 

 

The Bucks will play the San Antonio Spurs on the road on Friday.

Luxemburg-Casco's Flynn signs volleyball NLI with Memphis

Like many of her past teammates on Luxemburg-Casco's state championship volleyball teams, Autumn Flynn will see her career extended for at least another four years.

 

Flynn signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Wednesday to continue her career as a member of the Memphis Tigers. The New Franken middle hitter/outside hitter was named the NEC Co-Player of the Year and a member of the All-NEC First Team. Her senior season ended in the sectional semifinals against eventual state champion Xavier, but Flynn was a part of the Spartans dynasty that brought home three straight state titles. She was also a member of the All-State team in 2021.

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco volleyball

 

 

Packers place Gary on IR, pick up practice squad player

The inevitable occurred on Wednesday with Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary being placed on the injured reserve list.

 

Gary tore his ACL during Sunday's 15-9 loss to Detroit, adding salt to the wound that has been the team's defense so far this season.

 

The Packers also signed WR Jeff Cotton to the practice squad. According to Packers.com, Cotton is a first-year player out of the University of Idaho. He has spent the bulk of his career on practice squads for the Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. His only game action came last season when he was a COVID-19 replacement. Cotton will wear No. 82 for the Packers.

Gamblers trade forward

On Wednesday, the Green Bay Gamblers added another pick to their 2023 Draft arsenal.

 

The Gamblers traded forward Carter Batchelder to the Des Moines Buccaneers for a 10th-round 2023 Phase II draft pick. 

 

Batchelder did not register a point in six games for the Gamblers. He took six shots in those games and had a plus/minus of -5.

 

The United States Hockey League announced this week that Artyom Levshunov was the USHL defenseman of the week! Levshunov recorded five points on two goals and three assists during last weekend's two-game road trip. 

 

The Gamblers will stick to the road this coming weekend with a pair of games in Muskegon against the Lumberjacks.

Bucks look to bounce back against Thunder Wednesday

The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder in NBA action Wednesday night.

The Bucks (9-1) are coming off their first defeat of the season at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks 117-98 on Monday.  Oklahoma City (4-6) is led by point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, averaging 30.8 points per game and 5.8 assists. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring 31.8 points per game with 12.2 rebounds per contest to lead the Bucks, while Jrue Holiday is the leader in assists with 7.9 per game. 

 

Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm from the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. 

Badgers Basketball teams win matchups

Both of the Wisconsin Badgers basketball teams came away from their opening games with a win last night. 

 

The Badgers mens’ team took on South Dakota, and cruised to a 85-59 victory at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin was led by Forward Tyler Wahl, who scored 2 points in the first half, and ended with a team high 19. Transfer Max Klesmit from Neenah High School added 11 points of his own, and Chucky Hepburn scored 14. 

 

South Dakota was led by Kruz Perrott-Hunt who scored 21 points. 


 

The women’s team for the Badgers also came away with a win as they beat in state foe University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 58-49. Although the Badgers were outscored in the second half of the game, Wisconsin was too much for the Panthers out of the gate. The Badgers were led by Redshirt Freshman Maty Wilke with 12 points, and Brooke Schramek sprinkled in 11 points as well. 

 

The UW-Milwaukee comeback fell just short, but not without a great effort from Angie Cera, who scored 11 points in 28 minutes. 

 

Both teams will be in action on Friday during the Brew City Battle at American Family Field. The womens’ team will take on Kansas State at 3:30, and the men's team faces Stanford at 6:30. 

Phoenix teams' deficits turn into double-digit losses

Both Green Bay basketball teams kept things close in their respective games for the first half before suffering lopsided losses on Monday night.

 

In Des Moines, the Phoenix women were tied at 17 apiece after one quarter and were down by five at half before falling 80-67 to Drake. Tatum Koenig had a strong debut with 13 points for the Phoenix while Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schlitz chipped in 12 points in the loss. The Bulldogs had four players in double figures, led by Grace Berg's 20 points. They host Marist on Saturday.

 

The Phoenix men were trailing by just three points at halftime, but were outscored by 24 in the second half in a 80-64 loss at Indiana State. Davin Zeigler had a sparkling debut for the Phoenix as the only player to reach double-figures with 19 points. Zae Blake was the next leading scorer with nine points off the bench. They will play Georgetown on Saturday.

Girls' basketball gets season underway

The familiar sound of basketballs hitting gym floors could be heard in gymnasiums across Door and Kewaunee counties on Monday.

 

Along with gymnastics and hockey, Monday marked the first day the area's girls' basketball teams could practice. 

 

In the Packerland Conference, Kewaunee was the top-performing team last year with a 13-3 conference record and a second-place finish behind Oconto. Sevastopol and Algoma joined the Storm as they only local teams to win at least nine Packerland games last season. It was a youth movement last year for the conference as Gibraltar's Andie Schar, Sevastopol's Naomi Rikkola and Libby Ash, Southern Door's Kendra Shimon, and Algoma's Ryley Zimmerman and Sierra Slaby were among the local players that were sophomores or younger and still gathered All-Packerland honors.

 

In the North Eastern Conference, Luxemburg-Casco finished 10-6 in conference play thanks partly to graduated senior and 2021-2022 Player of the Year Taylor Thiry and her double-double average for points and rebounds. Magdeline Hanmann is the top returning scorer, averaging under four points per game last season.

 

You can look below to see the first game for each local team below:

Algoma: 11/15 @ Ashwaubenon

Luxemburg-Casco: 11/17 @ Algoma

Gibraltar: 11/15 @ Two Rivers

Kewaunee: 11/15 vs. Wrightstown

Sevastopol: 11/15 vs. Suring

Southern Door: 11/18 @ Wausaukee

Sturgeon Bay: 11/18 vs. Chilton

 

Bucks' winning streak hits brakes against Hawks

The Milwaukee Bucks could not keep their perfect streak going on Monday, falling to the Atlanta Hawks on the road 117-98.

 

The Bucks jumped all over the Hawks in the first quarter, taking a 21-8 lead early on and knocking down eight three-pointers in the opening frame. The Hawks would whittle down the lead in the first half before outscoring their visitors by 15 in the third quarter and 10 in the fourth quarter. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo did return to the line-up to score 25 points to lead the Bucks. Jrue Holiday scored 16 points, while Grayson Allen, Bobby Portis, and Brook Lopez each added 11 points. Without Trae Young in the lineup, the Hawks made do with Dejounte Murray and AJ Griffin combining to score 29 points and collect 12 rebounds in their victory. 

 

The Bucks' road trip continues on Wednesday when they face the Oklahoma Thunder. 

Five Brewers become free agents

The Milwaukee Brewers saw five of its players enter free agency on Monday, the first business day after Saturday's conclusion of the World Series.

 

OF Andrew McCutchen, C Omar Narváez, INF/OF Jace Peterson, LHP Taylor Rogers, RHP Trevor Rosenthal, and Minor League RHP Josh Lindblom became free agents, freeing themselves to be signed by any MLB organization. 

 

 

DCU's Braun qualifies for state meet

The Door County United (DCU) Girls High school swim team put up a good fight over the weekend at the Division I sectionals meet held at Neenah High School. The team finished 5th overall out of 13 teams. DCU scored 231 total points beating the 6th place team, Oshkosh West, by 0.5 points. We had at least one swimmer podium in all but two events of the meet. These are listed below. Christy Braun (SBHS), Julia Michalski (SBHS), Cassie Rankin (SEV), and Regan Kasten (SBHS) were among the top scorers for the meet. Christy Braun (SBHS) qualified for Division I state in the 200 Yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:13.34 and the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:08.08. This was a successful end to a fantastic season for the team. They were undefeated in conference match-ups, won the conference title yet again, and finished in the top half of a Division I sectional. We are extremely proud of the way the girls competed and we cannot wait to see what next season has in store. Additionally, we are excited to see how Christy Braun will compete at the state meet on Saturday November 12th. 

 

Top Finishers: 

200 Yard Medley Relay

Julia Michalski (SBHS), Christy Braun (SBHS), Cassie Rankin (SEV) and Regan Kasten (SBHS)  6th place, 1:54.31

 

200 Yard Freestyle:

Cassie Rankin (SEV), 6th place 2:04.08

 

200 Yard Individual Medley 

Christy Braun (SBHS), 4th place 2:13.34

 

100 Yard Freestyle 

Julia Michalski (SBHS), 4th place :55.11

 

500 Yard Freestyle 

Cassie Rankin (SEV), 7th place 5:33.05

 

200 Yard Freestyle Relay 

Christy Braun (SBHS), Danica Neville (SDHS), Regan Kasten (SBHS), and Julia Michalski (SBHS) 4th Place 1:42.42

 

100 Yard Backstroke

Julia Michalski (SBHS), 4th place 1:02.19

 

100 Yard Breaststroke

Christy Braun (SBHS), 3rd place 1:08.08

Regan Kasten (SBHS), 6th place 1:10.52

Danica Neville (SDHS), 8th place 1:12.71

 

400 Yard Freestyle Relay 

Sanya Wienke (SBHS), Cassie Rankin (SEV), Natalia Michalski (SBHS), and Danica Neville (SDHS) 6th place, 3:54.70

Packers seeing season slip away in Lions loss

There is not much hope among fans that the Green Bay Packers will have what it takes to make the playoffs after losing to the Detroit Lions 15-9 on Sunday, their fifth straight loss after starting the season 3-1. 

 

The offense was out of whack again as Aaron Rodgers played one of the worst games of his Packers career, throwing three interceptions, including two in the red zone. Despite his shortcomings, the Packers' defense was able to keep the Lions out of the endzone for much of the first half until Jared Goff threw his first of two touchdown passes inside the five-yard line to make it 8-0 at the break. 

 

The Packers would tighten the deficit in the third quarter with a touchdown pass to Allen Lazard to make 8-6, but the two teams would trade a touchdown for a field goal to lead the Lions to their second straight win over their NFC North rivals at Ford Field.

 

If the Packers struggled against the soft part of their schedule, their next few games will offer no comfort. They will face both the Dallas Cowboys and the Tennesee Titans next week. 

Phoenix basketball teams open season

Both of Green Bay's basketball teams hit the road as they open their 2022-2023 regular seasons on Monday.

 

The Phoenix men will open their campaign in Terre Haute, Ind. as they face the Indiana State Sycamores. The new-look team welcomes back just four returning players from last year due to transfers and graduations. The Phoenix won both of their preseason matchups against non-Division 1 teams, but their victories over D3 St. Norbert and D2 Michigan Tech were by a combined score of just six points. The Sycamores kickoff their season with a new coach at the helm in Josh Schertz, who posted a 337-69 record at D2 Lincoln Memorial. Tip is set for 6 p.m.

 

The Phoenix women head to west for their opener against Drake. The team won both of their preseason matchups but almost saw D2 Michigan Tech climb back to steal the finale. Natalie McNeal and Brehna Evans, who both transferred to Green Bay during the offseason, are local products. The Bulldogs welcome back their top two scorers from last year's team: Megan Meyer and Maggie Bair, who averaged 12.1 points per game. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Gamblers split weekend set

The Green Bay Gamblers went 1-1-0 on their weekend road trip through Illinois and Iowa.

 

On Friday, the Gamblers found themselves down 5-1 after two periods en route to a 6-3 loss to the Chicago Steel in Geneva, Ill. Jack Harvey scored two goals while 10 players collected at least on point in the Steel victory. The Gamblers' Barrett Hall and Jimmy Clark each registered a goal and an assist in the loss.

 

The Gamblers flipped the script on Sunday, scoring four goals in the second period to beat the Cedar Rapids Roughriders 7-2. Artyom Levshunov had one of his best games in a Gamblers sweater, collecting two goals and two assists in the victory. Clark had his second straight game of one goal and one assist. Kristoffer Eberly stopped 17 of his 19 shots faced. 

 

The Gamblers will stick to the road this coming weekend with a pair of games in Muskegon against the Lumberjacks.

 

 

Packers desperate for win against Lions

The Green Bay Packers need a win in the worst of ways on Sunday when they travel to Detroit to face the Lions.

 

The Packers have lost four games in a row,  including its most recent defeat to the Buffalo Bills 27-17 last Sunday night. The team hopes to be closer to full strength on Sunday if Allen Lazard and Christian Watson can return from their injuries to help Aaron Rodgers, who is nursing his own thumb ailment.

 

The Lions are one of the few teams with a worse record than the Packers with a 1-6 record. They have not won since a Week 2 victory over the Washington Commanders, a team that has beat the Packers this year. 

 

A silver lining for the Packers is they have won five of their last six meetings against the Lions, who won the last game at Ford Field 37-30 when the Packers had already the number one seed. 

 

Kickoff is set for noon. 

Bucks outlast Thunder

The Milwaukee Bucks used a big second quarter to stay perfect on the season with a 108-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

With the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting on the bench, Brook Lopez led the way with 25 points. Grayson Allen chipped in 19 points while four other reached double figures.

 

The game was even at 34 after the first quarter, the Bucks outscored the Thunder 33-19 to set the tone for the rest of the contest. That quarter included a 15-3 run by the Bucks that essentially put the game away in front of the home crowd. 

Badgers run past soggy Terrapins

Driving rains could not slow down the Wisconsin Badgers' rushing attack in a 23-10 victory over Maryland.

 

The Badgers built up a 17-0 lead before halftime to make the second half academic for the Terrapins, who struggled to move the ball against the accompanying high winds.

 

The Badgers did what they do best and ran the ball to the tune of 278 yards on 46 carries and two touchdowns. Braelon Allen led the way with 119 yards and a score. Graham Mertz did not need to do much as he threw for just 77 yards on five completions.

 

The Badgers will travel to Iowa next week to take on the Hawkeyes.

Storm learn state semi-final site

The Kewaunee Storm football team now knows where they are heading for Friday's state semifinal.

 

The Storm will meet defending Division 5 champion La Crosse Aquinas at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School at 7 p.m.

 

The Storm nipped Southern Door 15-12 and Aquinas topped Colby 28-14 on Friday night to set up the matchup.

 

If you cannot make it to Wisconsin Rapids, U-1021 will carry the game live beginning at 6:45 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. 

Badgers return to action against Maryland

The Wisconsin Badgers return from their bye week to face the Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall on Saturday morning.

 

The Badgers have won two of its first three games under Jim Leonhard, most recently in a 35-24 victory over Purdue on October 22nd. The Badgers' defense forced three interceptions while Braelon Allen rushed for 113 yards and a score in the victory.

 

The Terrapins have also won two of its last three games. They survived life without its star quarterback when backup Billy Edwards Jr. won his debut 31-24 over Northwestern thanks to 179 yards and three touchdowns from running back Roman Hemby.

 

Kickoff is 11 a.m.

Storm upset Eagles on rainy night on U102.1

The Kewaunee Storm pulled off the upset of all upsets Friday night in Southern Door, as the Storm beat the Eagles 15-12 to win a regional final. 

 

Kewaunee opened the game with a flea flicker, as Jesse Morales-Hernandez flipped it to Mitchell Thompson who found Peyton Kohnle for a 60 yard gain. Thompson would then drive the pile for a one yard touchdown. 

 

Drew Daoust and the Southern Door Eagles would answer back quickly as Daoust lead the offense down the field with big runs from Zack Lynch. Daoust would roll to his right and run into the endzone, but fail the two point conversion to make it a 7-6 Kewaunee lead. 

 

Mitchell Thompson would make a mistake and fire a pick to safety Jack Peterson who would return the interception down to the five yard line. Zack Lynch would then punch it in from 5 yards out the very next play, but another failed 2 point conversion would make it 12-7. 

 

That score would hold until some drama before the half, as the Storm would be denied the ability to run a play as the clock was not started right away, which would end the half with the score remaining at 12-7 even with Thompson getting into the endzone if the play would have counted. 

 

The score would not change until six minutes left in the fourth quarter, as DJ Echols would take a handoff on a weird exchange 72 yards untouched to seal the game for the Storm. 

 

Kewaunee will move on to face the reigning Division 5 state champions Aquinas, as the Southern Door Eagles will prepare for their winter sports seasons. 

Phoenix men sneak out with win over Michigan Tech

The Green Bay Phoenix men's team got all they could handle from a non-Division I team for the second straight week on Thursday, this time a 72-66 victory over Michigan Tech.

 

The Phoenix built up a double-digit lead through the first half, entering the second half with a 33-23 lead. That was thanks in part to another strong performance from Cade Meyer, who led the Phoenix with 22 points in the game.

 

Free throw shooting began to betray the Phoenix in the final minutes of the second half, with the Huskies narrowing the advantage to four points. The Phoenix were 13-25 from behind the charity stripe. Marcus Tomashek scored 21 points to lead the Huskies.

 

Ready or not after winning their two exhibition games over St. Norbert's and Michigan Tech by a combined 11 points, the Phoenix open their 2022-2023 campaign at Indiana State on Monday. 

 

The Phoenix women open their season on Monday as well on the road as they face Drake. 

Gamblers hit the road for split trip

The Green Bay Gamblers will play two games in two days in two cities this weekend on the road.

 

The Gamblers enter the road trip in the middle of the pack with a 5-4-1 record. 

 

On Friday, the Gamblers will travel to Geneva, Ill. to face the Chicago Steel for the second straight weekend. The Steel scored seven first-period goals and cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Gamblers last weekend. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.

 

On Saturday, the Gamblers will travel west to Cedar Rapids to face the Roughriders. The two teams split a pair of games two weekends ago, with the Roughriders taking the first game 4-2 on the road and the Gamblers winning the second matchup 2-1 at the Resch Center. Puck drop is set for 6:05 p.m.

Bucks hit road against Timberwolves

After spending the holiday weekend at home, the Milwaukee Bucks take their perfect record to nearby Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks made sure there was no drama on its second night against the Detroit Pistons, running away with a 116-91 victory. Giannis Antetokounmpo once again posted a double-double, leading the team with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Jrue Holiday pitched in 26 points, while two other players reached double figures in the victory. The win made the Bucks 7-0 on the season, tied with two other seasons as their best start in franchise history. 

 

The Timberwolves have lost three of their last five games, including a 116-107 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns in their matchup on Tuesday. They are led by Anthony Edwards, who leads the team with a 23.1 ppg scoring average.

 

Tip-off is set for 9 p.m.

Storm travel to Eagles with regional title in sights on U-1021

The Kewaunee Storm and Southern Door Eagles will get ready to tango for a second time this season, as this time it will be for a regional title and to be one game away from the state tournament in Madison. 

 

The Storm has gone through two familiar opponents to get to this point, as they defeated conference opponent Sturgeon Bay 71-6 in the first round and then the Kiel Raiders 27-13, who they had defeated in week one. Now another familiar foe, the team that gave Kewaunee their only loss on the season, Southern Door. The Eagles snuck a win against the Storm 19-14 back on October 7th in Brussels. Kewaunee has been a better defensive team since that game, so the Storm will go in looking to get their revenge and punch their ticket to Sectionals for the first time since 2013, where they lost to state runner-up Lancaster. 

 

Southern Door has seen some unfamiliar opponents this season: they took down the Brillion Lions 49-0 and the Chilton Tigers 34-7 on their way to the matchup against the Storm. The Eagles have not been to the sectional semifinal round since their 1989 state championship season, so they will be looking to remake history this Friday. Zack Lynch has burst onto the scene this season, as he has run for 1,357 yards and 21 touchdowns on the year. Lynch was able to run for 122 yards against the Storm and will look to run over the Storm once again in this matchup. 

 

Gary Barta and Henry Annen will have coverage from Southern Door Friday night on U102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Pregame will begin at 6:45, with kickoff set for 7:00. 

Phoenix women take first Michigan Tech matchup, men's turn on Thursday

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team had to come from behind in its 68-64 victory over Michigan Tech in its exhibition finale.

 

The Huskies came to play early, jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and hit nine three-pointers en route to a 36-31 halftime lead. The Phoenix were able to clamp down on defense, allowing just 32 points the rest of the way. 

 

Limited statistics from the game were shared but the Phoenix were led by Hailey Oskey's 21 points and Bailey Butler's 23 points. Isabella Lenz scored 14 points while two others added 11. The game did feature two Kewaunee County products in Luxemburg-Casco's Cassie Schiltz (Green Bay) and Kewaunee's Sara Dax (Michigan Tech).

 

The two school's men's teams will tip off against each other at 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center. The Phoenix already had its own scare against a Division III team when they narrowly defeated St. Norbert last week. The game will act as the Huskies' lone exhibition. 

Bucks take two from Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks made sure there was no drama on its second night against the Detroit Pistons, running away with a 116-91 victory. 

 

The Bucks seemed to get better as the game went, expanding a nine-point halftime lead into a 17-point lead through three quarters and then the eventual 28-point advantage. As impressive as they were on offense, they may have been even more so on defense. The Bucks secured 17 steals and scored 28 points off of turnovers.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo once again posted a double-double, leading the team with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Jrue Holiday pitched in 26 points, while two other players reached double figures in the victory. The win made the Bucks 7-0 on the season, tied with two other seasons as their best start in franchise history. 

 

The Bucks are back in action on Friday when they travel to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 9 p.m. start. 

Packers activate Hill from PUP

The closest thing to adding an impact player at the trade deadline happened on Wednesday when they activated reserve running back and kick returner Kylin Hill off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

 

Hill showed promise as a rookie in 2021 before he tore his ACL. It starts a four-week window for him to return to the active roster. 

 

Eight Packers were named on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, including Christian Watson (concussion, Elgton Jenkins (Knee/Foot), Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle), De'Vondre Campbell (knee), and David Bakhtiari (knee), who did not practice. 

 

Gamblers waive Staring

The Green Bay Gamblers made some space on their roster this week as they waived defenseman Will Staring.

 

No corresponding move was announced, but Staring was quickly added to the active roster for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. In the team's first ten games this season, Staring scored no goals on 14 shots but had three assists. Those were his only points in his entire career with the Gamblers, making his debut with the squad during its 2020-2021 COVID season. 

Thiry garners First Team ALL-NEC Cross-Country

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans placed four boys and two girls on the North Eastern Cross Country All-Conference 2022 list.  Senior Spencer Thiry made the first-team all-boys, while sophomores Kyan Lynts and Hudson Thiry claimed second-team honors.  Senior Gave Havel received an Honorable Mention.  On the girls side,  sophomore McKenna Rank placed on the second team and senior Madi Bevins received an Honorable Mention.  

Bucks look to stay perfect with Pistons rematch

Less than 48 hours from hanging on for a 110-108 victory, the Milwaukee Bucks will play the second of a back-to-back game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. The Bucks (6-0) are looking to start the season with their seventh consecutive win as they face-off with the Pistons (2-6) at Fiserv Forum again.  Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points while Jrue Holiday added 25 more with ten assists to lead the Bucks over Detroit on Monday.  The Pistons are led by rookie sensation Cade Cunningham who had 27 points in the first go-around, while Bojan Bodganovic scored 23 points.  Tip off is set for 7 PM in Milwaukee. 

Nelson, Sitton to enter Packer Hall of Fame

Two key players from the Green Bay Packer’s winning Super Bowl XVL season will join the team’s Hall of Fame next year.  Wide receiver Jordy Nelson and guard Josh Sitton will be inducted during a banquet on August 31. Playing ten years (2008-2017) for the Packers, Nelson ranks fourth on the all-time list for receptions with 550 catches.  Sitton played for the Packers for eight years from 2008-2015 and was a three-time Pro Bowler.  Both players officially retired as Packers in 2019 after finishing out their NFL careers on different teams. 

High school athletes prepare for winter season

With only two football teams and one swimming squad remaining in the mix for a state title, the rest of the student-athletes in Door and Kewaunee counties have to wait at least a week before they can officially start their seasons.

 

Girls' basketball, along with gymnastics and hockey and lace up for the first time on Monday, with their first games scheduled for November 15th.

 

November 14th will be the first day wrestlers, boys' basketball players and boys' swimmers can begin the practice. Swimmers and boys' basketball players will be able to compete for the first time on November 22nd, while wrestlers will have to wait until after Thanksgiving before they can step out onto the mat for competition. 

Bucks narrowly stay perfect

The Detroit Pistons never led but they certainly pushed the Milwaukee Bucks to the limit as the Bucks won the game 110-108.

 

The Bucks led by as many as 16 points in the game and had an 11-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Pistons outscored the Bucks 31-22 to make things too close for comfort in the final minutes. 

 

The Bucks were led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo's 31 points, but they also received a double-double from Jrue Holiday, who registered 25 points and ten rebounds in the victory. Rookie sensation Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 27 points.

 

The two teams will duel again Wednesday night in Milwaukee.  

NFL trade deadline hits Tuesday

If the Green Bay Packers are going to try to change their fortunes with a new player, today may be the last day to do it. 

 

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT with the Packers in need of several positions to address their injuries and shortcomings in the linebacker, offensive line, and wide receiver rooms. 

 

At 3-5, some people around the NFL are debating whether the Packers are buyers or sellers at the deadline. The Packers do face a favorable but motivated opponent in the Detroit Lions on Sunday before a brutal stretch when they face the Dallas Cowboys and the Tennessee Titans in a five-day stretch. 

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