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Green Bay basketball splits Detroit teams for second time

For the second time in three days, Green Bay's basketball teams split their matchups against Detroit-area teams.

 

In Rochester, Mich., the Phoenix men fell to Oakland 81-65 thanks in part to a 17-7 run in the second half run by the Golden Grizzlies after they were able to get the deficit to within four points. The Phoenix received a season-high 17 points from Randy Tucker while Cade Meyer added 11 points and Ryan Wade registered 10 points off the bench.The defense could not keep up with the Golden Grizzlies, who shot over 54 percent from the field.

 

In Green Bay, the Phoenix women dominated Detroit-Mercy 80-33. The game was out of hand after just one quarter with the Phoenix outscoring the Titans 31-7 in the first quarter.  The Phoenix also forced the Titans into 23 turnovers, scoring 28 points off of them. Sydney Levy led the way with 14 points. Jenna Guyer and Cassie Schiltz each added 12 points and Callie Genke scored 10 points off the bench. 

Gamblers end 2022 with split with Steel

It was a tale of two games for the Green Bay Gamblers and the Chicago Steel New Year's weekend.

 

On Friday, Josh Player opened the scoring for the Gamblers in the second period, but then the team gave up two goals in the second and third periods en route to 4-1 loss.

 

On Saturday, Peter Kramer and  Jacob Martin blitzed the Steel with two early goals and Michael DeAngelo tallied another in the second period to lead the Gamblers to a 3-1 win over the Steel.

 

Goalkeeper Kristoffer Eberly made 54 saves across the two games.


Wrestling round-up: Kewaunee's Thompson top finisher in tournament action

At a pair of tournaments featuring well over 100 teams, the area's four wrestling teams posted strong showings ahead of the turn of the calendar.

 

Two Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestlers came home with hardware from this week's On the Water Classic in Oshkosh. Spencer Madsen and Ben Roman both won their final match of the day to take 11th place during the two-day tournament. Despite only having four wrestlers, they finished in front of 18 other teams.

 

The Kewaunee wrestling team placed two in the On The Water Wrestling Classic. Mitchell Thompson pinned three of his first four opponents before losing in the championship round to take second place overall at 195 pounds. A weight class up from him, Ezra Ducat won his final match of the day to finish in seventh place.

 

The Southern Door wrestling team could not bring home any hardware with them from the On the Water Classic. The team's best hope was Hayden Jeanquart at 170 pounds. He made it to the fifth round of the consolation bracket before falling to Fremd's Peter Mondus in overtime.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team came home from LaCrosse with plenty of hardware from the Bi-State Classic over the last two days. Easton Worachek was the top place winner for the Spartans, finishing in fourth place, picking up three pins and two major decisions along the way. Trace Schoenebeck took fifth while Jake Jandrin and Caleb Delebreau took sixth place. Isaac Jerabek (10th) and Blakelee Bastien (12th) also placed in the tournament. 

Crowl's career night pushes Badgers over Broncos

The scoring ability of center Steven Crowl was on full display tonight as the Wisconsin Badgers shook off the rust of a long break in a 76-66 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos. 

 

The Badgers were in for a fight throughout the first half as they scored 14 of the first 17 to open up the ball game. Max Klesmit and Chucky Hepburn would lead the Badgers throughout the first half, as both teams were efficient throughout the game, shooting over 40% from three on the night. Going into half the Badgers only clinged to a 2 point lead however. 

 

Then came along Steven Crowl, who scored the first five points of the second half, which was five of his career high 25 points he had on the night. Two ferocious dunks later from Crowl, one coming on an alley-oop from Chucky Hepburn,  and Wisconsin had the lead up to as much as 16 with 5 minutes to play. The Broncos would stay around and hit late in the shot clock threes all night to keep them within reach, but it was all but over in the second half as Wisconsin was in control. 

 

The Badgers will hit the floor next as they take on their rivals Minnesota at home on January 3rd. 

Bucks ride strong second half into win over Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks were finally able to end their losing streak in a 123-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

 

The game was a tale of two halves for Milwaukee, as they trailed 61-50 after the end of the first half. The Bucks continued their shooting woes in the first half, shooting under 15% from three and 35% overall. Giannis Antetokoumpo and Bobby Portis lead the way for the Bucks at the break, who would look for more from their guards and bench players in the second half. 

 

Milwaukee would come out firing in the second half of play, and would finally start burying the three ball, with help from bench players Joe Ingles and AJ Green. Milwaukee would shoot 60% from the field overall in the second half, and bring their three point percentage up from 12% to 35.9%. 

 

Giannis Antetokoumpo would finish with 43 points and 20 rebounds, for back to back 40/20 games, the first time that has been done since 1982 with Moses Malone. Bobby Portis and Joe Ingles would pick up double doubles each, with Portis finishing with 22 and 14, and Ingles finishing with 14 and 10. 

 

Minnesota was led by star Anthony Edwards who scored a team high 30 points and grabbed 10 boards as well. 

Green Bay basketball continues Detroit swing Saturday

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams will continue their battles against Detroit-area teams on Saturday after mixed results on Thursday.

 

The Phoenix men will drive about 30 minutes north to Oakland after losing to Detroit-Mercy 76-59. The Titans outrebounded the Phoenix 43-28 to open up more opportunities for them to build their lead. They also took advantage of the Phoenix's mistakes, turning 13 turnovers into 25 points. The Phoenix on the flipside turned 12 turnovers into just 11 points. Zae Blake led the Phoenix with fourteen points while Clarence Cummings III added 13 points in the loss. The Golden Grizzlies walloped Milwaukee 83-61 before they host the Phoenix on Saturday at noon. 

 

The Phoenix women fought tooth and nail with the Golden Grizzlies in the first half, only to outscore them 32-13 in the second half to win the game easily 64-42. Maddy Schreiber continued her strong sophomore season with a team-leading 14 points. Sydney Levy collected the first Phoenix double-double in close to two years with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Phoenix limited the Golden Grizzlies to under 22 percent from the field despite allowing them to score the first eight points of the game. The Lady Titans were smoked by Milwaukee 63-29 before they play the Phoenix on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Boys Basketball round-up: L-C, Algoma lose in tale of two halves

The Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball teams learned the hard way on Thursday the detriment one bad half can have on a program.

 

In Luxemburg, the Spartans saw a tie ball game at the break flip its script in Freedom's favor in a 65-48 loss in NEC play.

 

In Elkhart Lake, the Wolves found themselves in an early hole they could dig out of in a 65-41 loss to Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah.

Wrestling round-up: Nearly a dozen make it second day of Bi-State, OTW Tournaments

Several wrestlers from Door and Kewaunee counties still have plenty of wrestling in 2022 left, two of which are in line for individual championships.

 

For Luxemburg-Casco, At least six wrestlers are still alive from Luxemburg-Casco at this week's Bi-State Classic taking place at the LaCrosse Center. Leading the way is Easton Worachek, who pinned his way to the quarterfinals before earning a semifinal berth with a major decision. Jake Jandrin, Michael Bostwick, Isaac Jerabek, and Blakelee Bastien won their final matches. Trace Schoenebeck is also alive in the tournament, losing his first match of the day in the quarterfinals. Wrestling begins again at 9:15 a.m.

 

At the Oshkosh, the Kewaunee Storm sits in 28th place with 67 points with more opportunities to climb up the standings on the second day of the On the Water Wrestling Classic. Mitchell Thompson is in line to potentially win the tournament after nearly following up two earlier pins with a major decision in the quarterfinal. Ezra Ducat remains in the running after suffering his first loss in the quarterfinals while Mitchell Boeder earned his day two spot with a win in the consolation bracket to end his day on a positive note. 

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Ben Roman is still alive for a Top-8 finish at the On The Water Wresting Tournament hosted by Lourdes Academy at UW-Oshkosh. The Clippineers are in 53rd place with 36 points with three wrestlers still alive for medals. Roman, wrestling at 285 pounds, registered two pins before losing a heartbreaking match by one point to send him from the quarterfinals to the consolation bracket. Zak Wrobel and Spencer Madsen also kept their tournament journeys alive with wins in their day's final matches.

 

One Southern Door wrestler remains after the first day of the On the Water Wrestling Classic. After losing in the third round of the championship bracket, Hayden Jeanquart pinned his opponent to keep his tournament hopes alive in the consolation round. The Eagles are in 52nd place with 37.5 points. 

 

Full results can be found at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Bucks look to end skid against Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to bounce back from a frustrating loss against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at home. 

 

The Bucks had the win against the Bulls in their hands, and let Chicago steal it away from them at the end of regulation and overtime. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in all three major categories Wednesday night, as he finished with 44 points, 22 rebounds, and 7 assists in the loss. Milwaukee has missed the presence of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday as of late, as the defense has struggled to keep leads down the stretch of games. That makes four losses in a row for the Bucks, who sit at 22-12 overall and down to the #3 seed in the East. 

 

Minnesota is currently 16-19 overall and sits in 11th place in the Western Conference. Anthony Edwards has been overly impressive in his past six games, as he has eclipsed the 20 point mark in each of those games, although those six games have ended with a 2-4 record. The Timberwolves are in a tough stretch of their season currently, as their last 10 out of 11 games have been against teams that currently are sitting in playoff position, or in the play-in picture. 

 

Tipoff from Milwaukee is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. 

Badgers resume play after break against Western Michigan

The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team is fresh off of a 15 day break after their game versus Grambling was canceled. They will take on Western Michigan in their last non-conference game of the regular season. 

 

Wisconsin has moved up in the polls to the #15 spot Monday, and sit at 9-2 overall. The break could prove to be positive or negative for the team, which needed to focus on finals and the holidays, but have gone 15 days without any real competition. Tyler Wahl remains the leader on the team in Points per Game with 14.5, but Wisconsin has 4 players in double figures this season. Wisconsin won the only meeting between these two teams way back in 1954, with a final score of 80-68. 

 

It has been an up and down season for the Western Michigan Broncos, with a 4-8 record currently. The Broncos nearly pulled off an upset in their first game of the season, narrowly losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers 61-60. The two teams have only one common opponent on the year so far, with that being the Dayton Flyers. The Broncos lost to the Flyers in Dayton 67-47 on November 30th, and the Badgers defeated the Flyers in the Bahamas 43-42. 

 

Tip from Madison is set for 8:00 P.M. 

Area wrestling teams travel to multi-day tournaments

The area's wrestling teams will head to arenas this week to take on some of the region's top teams in a pair of wrestling tournaments.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will face some of the top teams in Wisconsin and Minnesota beginning on Thursday at the Bi-State Classic hosted by Holmen High School at the LaCrosse Center. The Spartans will face wrestlers from Adams-Friendship, Aquinas, Athens, Auburndale, Baraboo, Bay Port, Belmont, Bloomington Kennedy, Boscobel, Caledonia Area Public Schools, Cannon Falls, Cashton, Chatfield, Cuba City, DC Everest, DeSoto, Dodgeville, Eastview, Evansville, Gale Ettrick Trempealeau, Goodhue, Hastings, Holmen, Hudson, Iowa-Grant, Ithaca, Kickapoo, La Crescent-Hokah, La Crosse Central, Lancaster, Lewiston-Altura, Lodi, Logan, Marshfield, Mauston, Medford (WI), Mineral Point, Monroe, Mount Horeb, Nekoosa, New Lisbon, New Richmond, North Crawford, Oconto Falls, Orono, Port Washington, Prairie du Chien, Pulaski, Richland Center, River Valley, Riverdale, Royall, Sheboygan Falls, South St. Paul, Sparta, Spencer, Stanley-Boyd, Stoughton, Stratford, Tomah, Verona Area, Viroqua, Waunakee, Wausau West, West Salem, Westby Area, Winona Senior, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa at the tournament beginning at 9 a.m.

 

Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will kick off their tournaments at the same time, albeit at a closer venue at the Lourdes Academy On the Water Tournament hosted at UW-Oshkosh. Other teams competing in the tournament beginning at 9 a.m. include Wisconsin Lutheran, Chippewa Falls, Hartford Union High School, Muskego, Watertown, West Bend West, Stevens Point (SPASH). Oshkosh North, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh West, Antigo, Mosinee, Germantown, Suring, West De Pere, Valders, Pittsville, Amherst, Ashwaubenon, Athens, Bonduel, Brillion, Brookfield Central, Campbellsport, Chilton High School, Coleman, Elcho, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay West, Hortonville, Kiel, Laconia, Lena, Manawa, Lomira, Mishicot, Monona Grove, Omro, Peshtigo, Plymouth School District, Random Lake, Shawano Community, Shiocton, Laona-Wabeno, Waterloo, Wautoma, West Allis Central, West Allis Nathan Hale, Winneconne, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood.

Spartans girls fall on the road to Jaguars

For the second night in a row, the Luxemburg-Casco girls' basketball team struggled to get a player into double figures as they fell to the Ashwaubenon Jaguars 72-33.

 

Like Pulaski did the night before, Ashwaubenon could get to the line as they held a 14-4 advantage over Luxemburg-Casco in attempts. Unlike the Red Raiders, the Jaguars were able to take advantage by sinking 12 of those attempts, which helped them outscore the Spartans by 17 in the first half and 22 in the second half. 

 

Maggie Hanmann returned to the lineup for the Spartans, who along with Erin Cherovsky scored eight points in the contest. Brianna Bray knocked down a pair of three-pointers to chip in seven points.

 

Addy Phipps led the Jaguars with 22 points and Gianna Guarascio contributed 11 points in the victory.

 

The Spartans return to NEC action on Tuesday when they play Little Chute.

Antetokounmpo's double-double not enough in OT loss to Chicago

A 13-2 run at the end of regulation by the Chicago Bulls ultimately spoiled an impressive outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks lost in overtime 119-113.

 

With Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, Antetokounmpo tried to take over the proceedings with 45 points, 22 rebounds, and seven assists. Three other Bucks players reached double figures, but where they really missed their two other stars were on the defensive end. DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points, and Zach LaVine added 24 points as the two Bulls stars broke out of their offensive funk. DeRozan anchored the late fourth quarter that ultimately led to the Bucks' demise when he was able to force overtime and make his free throws in overtime to lead the Bulls to their second straight win over their I-94 rivals. 

 

The Bucks will try to snap their four-game losing streak on Friday when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Green Bay battles Detroit schools on the hardwood

The men are on the road and the women are at home, but either way the Green Bay basketball programs will be facing the Horizon League's Detroit contingent over the next few days.

 

The Phoenix women have won five games in a row heading into their Thursday matchup against Oakland and Detroit-Mercy on Saturday. That includes a 92-42 throttling of Chicago State ahead of Christmas. The Golden Grizzlies have won three of their last four games and have a 1-1 mark in the Horizon League just like the Phoenix. The Titans have only won twice in 11 tries this season as they adjust to a new coach. The Phoenix play the Golden Grizzlies on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Titans on Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

The Phoenix men will do the inverse of the women's schedule, playing the Titans on Thursday at 6 p.m. before a Saturday noon matchup against the Golden Grizzlies. Cade Meyer, an All-Horizon League Freshman Team member last year, is starting to break out of his sophomore slump. He scored a career-high 25 points in Green Bay's win against Kansas City on December 10th and 24 points in the loss at St. Thomas on December 13th. All three teams are trying to dig themselves out from sub-.500 records.

Bucks set to battle Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to snap a three game losing streak when they travel south to Chicago to take on the Chicago Bulls. 

 

Milwaukee fell to the Boston Celtics on Christmas Day after they could not stop Celtics star Jayson Tatum, who scored 41, with 20 of those coming in the 3rd quarter where the Celtics outscored the Bucks by 13. The Bucks will look to be more efficient on the offensive end without Khris Middleton, who has been out the past few games with his lingering knee injury. If Milwaukee wants to get back to the NBA Finals and potentially bring home another championship, they will need more output from their bench, with players like Joe Ingles, Pat Connaughton, and Bobby Portis. 

 

Chicago is also coming off of a loss, as they were defeated by the Houston Rockets 133-118 Monday night. The Bulls were able to beat the Bucks in their last matchup back on November 23rd 118-113. Demar DeRozan was the main reason for the Bulls win, as he dropped 36 points in 37 minutes played. Chicago had balanced scoring in the win throughout, with 6 players being above 10 points in the win. 

 

Tip from the United Center is set for 7:00 P.M. 

Badgers beat Oklahoma State in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Wisconsin Badgers hung on to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 24-27 in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl Tuesday night in Phoenix to give Coach Luke Fickell his first win.

 

Wisconsin had a 3-0 lead early and was threatening for more when Chase Wolf threw an interception deep in Cowboy territory that lead to a quick 84-yard touchdown pass play on the next play.

 

The Badgers controlled the time of possession most of the game, especially in the first half building a 17-7 lead.  Braelon Allen and Chez Mellusi both scored touchdowns and rushed for 116 and 77 yards respectively to lead Wisconsin.  Wolf finished 16 for 26 and 116 yards for the night, as the Wisconsin defense came up with a big interception by Cedrick Dort, Jr. late in the game to preserve the victory.

 

The Badgers finish 7-6 in a tumultuous season in which head coach Paul Chryst was fired at mid-season and Defensive Coordinator Jim Leohnard took over as interim coach, before Fickell’s hiring after the regular season.

Former Badger JJ Watt ends illustrious career in NFL with retirement

Former Badgers legend and current Arizona Cardinals Defensive End JJ Watt has announced that he will be retiring after the end of the season. 

 

The Cardinals are eliminated for the postseason with a 4-11 record currently, and Watt will play out the final two games against the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers before calling it a career. Watt has been special in his 12 year playing career, posting a statline of 111.5 sacks and 580 tackles with 27 forced fumbles. He received the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award three times and was a five time All-Pro and Pro Bowler. 

 

Watt was a walk on for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2008-2010 who eventually earned his way to a starter. Watt recorded 21 Tackles for Loss and 7 Sacks in the 2010 season, as he lead the Badgers to a 10-2 overall record and an appearance in the Rose Bowl versus the TCU Horned Frogs. 

 

Watt will be eligible for the 2028 Hall of Fame. 

Luxemburg-Casco boys makes an annual visit to Kress Center

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys' basketball team continues its post-holiday tradition alive on Tuesday as they play in the Sun Drop Shootout at the Kress Events Center on the campus of UW-Green Bay.

 

The Spartans' Jack Rollin led the team with 10 points in an offensive struggle in a 42-30 loss to Seymour on December 20th. The Spartans only mustered seven points in the opening frame, placing them in a hole they could not dig out of as they dropped to 4-4 on the season.

 

On the other side of the court will be Brillion, which is 8-0 on the season and averaging more than 73 points per game. All eight of their wins have been by at least 14 points and seven wins, including their 66-46 decision to Kiel, were by at least 20 points. Jeremy Lorenz is averaging a double-double per game with 21 points and 12 rebounds a game.

 

Tip off from the Kress Center is scheduled for 5 p.m.

New Badger faces take on Oklahoma State in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Some unfamiliar faces will take the field for the first time for the Wisconsin Badgers, and some familiar ones will take the field for their final time as they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

After a disappointing season from their expected standards, the Badgers will look to finish the season off on a high note, before Luke Fickell and company fully take over the team. Interim Head Coach and longtime Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard will remain in charge of the team for the game, Luke Fickell announced, as it will be Leonhard’s last game as a coach of the Badgers after many successful seasons. Wisconsin will be without a handful of key players, with star defensive players Keeanu Benton and Nick Herbig, and Starting Quarterback Graham Mertz transferring out of the program, and heading to Florida. The Quarterback for the game has not been announced yet, with true Freshman Myles Burkett and senior Chase Wolf battling it out for the starting job. 

 

On the Oklahoma State side, they as well are coming off of a down season to their standards, as both teams were ranked within the top 20 in the first poll, with Wisconsin at 18 and Oklahoma State at 12. Head Coach Mike Gundy also lost many players to the portal, with 14 players officially entering their name in, with some already finding new homes. None of those players were bigger than Quarterback Spencer Sanders, who remains in the portal after an outstanding career at Oklahoma State. A matchup that would have been pivotal to begin the season has found itself turned into a third-tier bowl game, but an entertaining one nonetheless. 

 

Kickoff from Chase Field in Arizona is set for 9:15 P.M.

Marquette kicks off slow week of state college hoops

After the weather canceled several games last week, the state's Division 1 college basketball teams will finally get back to work on Tuesday, thanks to Marquette.

 

The Golden Eagles welcome Seton Hall to Fiserv Forum for a 7 p.m. tip. Led by Kam Jones' 16.4 points per game, the Golden Eagles have jumped out to 9-4 overall mark and an even 1-1 record in the Big East. They have won six of their last seven games, including their 103-98 double overtime loss to Providence that knocked the Golden Eagles out of the AP Top 25.

 

The Pirates are 4-6 in their last ten games, including close losses to Providence and Xavier in their last two times out on the court. They are led by Al-Amir Dawes and his nearly 11 points per game. 

 

You will have to wait a few more days for the other in-state Division 1 programs. Green Bay and Milwaukee's squads play Horizon League games on Thursday and Wisconsin plays on Friday. 

 

 

Second half burst keeps Packers' dreams alive

For the second time in three games, the final two quarters helped the Green Bay Packers get an all-important victory, this time a 26-20 win over the Miami Dolphins.

 

The defense got shredded early for the Packers as Tua Tagovailoa found Jaylen Waddle for an 84-yard touchdown pass and Raheem Mostert showed shades of the nightmares many fans have from his days with the 49ers. The Packers would tie it up at the end of the first quarter on a short touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Marcedes Lewis. 

 

The Dolphins would score 10 unanswered points in the second quarter, but Mason Crosby's second field goal of the game made it 20-13 at the break.

 

Crosby would kick two more field goals as a chaser to AJ Dillon's late third quarter to send the Packers to a third straight victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

 

The Packers need to still win out, beginning next Sunday when they welcome the Minnesota Vikings to Lambeau Field. 

 

 

Celtics bash Bucks in second half

The Boston Celtics outscored the Milwaukee Bucks by 20 in the second half en route to a 139-118 win on Christmas Day.

 

The Bucks' defense had no answer for Jayson Tatum, who registered 41 points in the contest. His teammate Jaylen Brown added 29 to the total, two points more than Giannis Antetokounmpo's 27 points for the Bucks. Jrue Holiday chipped in 23 points, while three others reached double figures in the loss.

 

Tatum's 20-point third quarter was the deciding frame in this Christmas Day matchup, a rematch of last year's holiday matinee. The Bucks also allowed the Celtics to hit 19 shots from behind the arc.

 

The Bucks will try to end their losing streak on Wednesday when they face the struggling Chicago Bulls.

Packers look to ride wave into Miami to take on Dolphins

The Green Bay Packers could use a Christmas Miracle to make the playoffs this season, and they have a chance to add to those odds on Christmas Day as they travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. 

 

The Packers kept their season alive Monday night as they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 24-12. AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones led the way in the win, scoring all three of the touchdowns for the offense. Green Bay will need even more output from their offense Sunday afternoon, as they will face a high powered offense, with two of the fastest receivers in the league in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. In order for Green Bay to come back home with a win and a Christmas present for all Packers fans this week, they will have to match that offense score for score. 

 

Miami has been in a bit of a slump lately, losing their last three games they’ve played. Most of the results have been close, and in primetime, but their defense has struggled at times during those games. Giving up 33 and 32 to San Francisco and Buffalo respectively. Green Bay will need to capitalize on that if they would like to continue their streak of making the playoffs, as they have not missed since 2018. 

 

The kickoff is set for noon in Miami. 

Bucks, Celtics clash for Christmas

Two Eastern Conference foes are burning like chestnuts on an open fire to play each other on Christmas as the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Boston Celtics at the Garden.

 

In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets took an early lead and pulled away late in their 118-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night. Six different players scored in double figures for the Nets compared to just four for the Bucks. Giannis Anetokounmpo led the way with 26 points for the Bucks.

 

The Celtics have split their last two games including a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. 

 

The Bucks have won two of their last three Christmas Day games, including last year's thrilling 117-113 victory over the Celtics last year.

 

Tip off is 4 p.m.

Gibraltar's Peck and Sawyer set to coach WFCA All Star game in July

Gibraltar Football Head Coach Mike Peck was selected to be the head coach of the WFCA 8-Player All Star Game, assisted by another Gibraltar coach, Tom Sawyer. 

 

 

 

Peck and Sawyer will coach the South 8-Player team, who will take on the North team. Peck led Gibraltar to a Peninsula conference, undefeated regular season, and a first overall seed in the WIAA 8 Player Postseason this season. The Vikings dominated the All-Peninsula Conference list, having 13 nominations within 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention lists. Gibraltar would finish their season with a loss to Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas 30-21. 

 

 

 

The 8-Player game of the WFCA All-Star Game will be played on Friday, July 14th at 6:00 P.M. at Titans Stadium at UW-Oshkosh. Player nominations for all of the games will begin in January, with selections being announced in February.

Nets deal Bucks early Christmas loss

The Brooklyn Nets took an early lead and pulled away late in their 118-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night. 

 

Six different players scored in double figures for the Nets compared to just four for the Bucks. Giannis Anetokounmpo led the way with 26 points for the Bucks while Kevin Durant tallied 24 for the Nets.

 

It was a third straight road loss for the Bucks, all of which the found themselves scoring less than 50 points in the first half and down big to their opponent.

 

They look to break that streak with a Christmas Day matchup against the Boston Celtics.

 

 

Packers secure Jenkins for four more years

The Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed Elgton Jenkins to a massive four-year contract extension.  According to an Ian Rapoport tweet, Jenkins will make $68 million in base value with a max value of $74 million.  The new contract would make Jenkins the second-highest-paid offensive guard in the NFL.  Jenkins was a second-round pick in 2019 and was playing in the final year of his contract.  Jenkins was named an alternate to the 2022 Pro Bowl and returned this year after tearing his ACL halfway through the 2021 season.  

Milwaukee travels to Brooklyn for road test

The Milwaukee Bucks will begin their three game road stretch against one of the hottest teams in the NBA currently, as they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. 

 

The Bucks and Nets have some history between each other, as they went to a thriller of a seven game series back in the 2021 season, when the Bucks were crowned NBA Champions. Milwaukee is coming off of a 114-106 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but still sit in first place in the Eastern Conference, a half game up on the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokoumpo led the Bucks in the loss, with 45 points and 15 rebounds. 

 

Brooklyn has been led by one of the best players in the NBA, if not arguably the best, in Kevin Durant. Durant is averaging 30.1 points per game this season, good for sixth in the league, behind Antetokounmpo's 31.6 in third. The Nets have won seven straight games, including a 30 point win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors, a game where they scored 91 points in the first half. 

 

Tip from the Barclays Center is set for 6:30 P.M. 

Weather cancels high school slate

Athletic directors across the state will have an unenviable task after the holiday compliments of Mother Nature.

 

The winter storm, which could dump up to a foot of snow and produce whiteout conditions due to high winds, was the culprit behind canceling Thursday's schedule of games. PackerlandConference.org  shows that a limited number of the games have already been rescheduled. One game that got a little extra attention was the planned boys' basketball game between Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. The contest was supposed to be tribute to the late Jim Benesh. Sturgeon Bay School District told its Facebook followers on Thursday to stay tuned for updates concerning new dates for both of the events.

 

Most programs will restart again after December 26th, but one event did get canceled for Friday. Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Southern Door's girl wrestlers were scheduled to head to Wrightstown to battle the likes of Amherst, Antigo, Bark River-Harris, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Florence, Grafton, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay West, Marinette, Menominee (MI), New Berlin West, New London, Oconto Falls, Oshkosh North, Shiocton, Whitefish Bay,  and Xavier.

Gamblers home for Christmas

The Green Bay Gamblers are out of action until December 28th.

 

The Gamblers have been playing better as of late, going 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games. That has brought them to 3rd place in their conference with 28 points. That puts them two points ahead of Muskegon, one point behind Team USA, but 10 points away from overtaking the Chicago Steel. 

 

The Gamblers have been able to do it without having a Top 20 scorer in the league. The Steel, for example, has five of the six top scorers in the USHL. Eli Sebastian leads the team with 19 points (8G, 11A) while Matthew DiMarsico is the top goal scorer with nine goals.

 

The Gamblers will welcome the Madison Capitols on December 28th and the Chicago Steel on New Year's Eve.

Milwaukee Pro Soccer still taking name suggestions

Wisconsin's next soccer team still needs your help picking out a name.

 

Known now as Milwaukee Pro Soccer, the future USL Championship club is taking name suggestions until January 31st. You can fill out the questionnaire here.

 

Plans for the Milwaukee Pro Soccer club and its new stadium in the planned Iron District of the city were announced in mid-October. Club officials spent the World Cup interacting with fans to build up grassroots support until the team begins playing games in 2025.

 

The ownership of Milwaukee Pro Soccer also owns Forward Madison, a team that currently plays in the USL League One. They also own USL League Two's Green Bay Voyageurs, but plans to bring back the team after taking 2022 off to reset have apparently been abandoned. 

Bucks toppled by Cavaliers

A Christmas Day tuneup did not go as planned for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, losing their matchup to the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-106.

 

The Bucks were doomed by a slow start to the game, ending the first quarter in a 35-20 hole they could not dig out of. Giannis Antetokounmpo kept it close for the Bucks, scoring 45 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Only two other players reached double figures for the Bucks in the loss. Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points, and Darius Garland added 24 points for the Cavaliers in the victory.

 

The Bucks will play the Nets on Friday before they play in Boston on Christmas Day.

Green Bay women demolish Chicago State in impromptu matinee

The Green Bay Phoenix had their biggest season scoring output on Wednesday afternoon, beating Chicago State 92-42.

 

The game was moved up from a 7 p.m. start to a 3 p.m. tip. The change did not affect the Phoenix, as they shot nearly 59 percent from the field and limited the Cougars to under 30 percent. The Cougars did not crack double digits in either of the first two quarters of the game, placing them at a distinct 30-point disadvantage at the break. 

 

The Phoenix had five players score in double figures, with Maddy Schreiber and Natalie McNeal each scoring 16 points. Jenna Guyer chipped in with 14 points while Callie Genke added 12 points, and Tatum Koenig tallied 11 points.

 

The Phoenix won't play again until December 29th when they host Oakland.

Door County YMCA Excel Silver Gymnasts Win Gold

The Door County YMCA Striver Excel Silver Gymnastic Team won gold this past weekend. The Striver Team competed in Menominee Michigan in a five team “Pink” Invitational hosted by the Marinette-Menominee YMCA.

 

The Silver team edged out four teams to bring the Gold Team Trophy home to Door County. Competing and medaling for the Silver Team were:

Ellie Kelsey in the nine and under group captured 1st in the all- around, floor, vault, beam, and bars. Greta Virgin in the 10 & 11 age group took 2nd on beam while teammate Keira Clark placed 1st on floor, 2nd on beam and 2nd in the all-around. In the 12 and older group Lauren Gaida earned gold in the all- around, floor and vault. Lauren placed 2nd on beam. Evelynn Kelsey grabbed gold on vault and silver on bars.

 

The Excel Platinum girls were the only group with a team score. Placing individually for the Platinum team were nine and under gymnast, Shaylyn Asher who captured gold on the vault. In the 12 and older age group, Amelia Zoschke grabbed gold on vault and beam and took 2nd in the all -around. Anna Gallardo-Ibarra won gold on bars and in the all-around and Anna grabbed silver on beam.

 

The level 6 team grabbed Bronze in the Team category. Individually, Estelle Duerst, ten and under grabbed gold on beam, silver on floor and vault and bronze in the all-around. In the 11 and older group Shylee Asher earned silver on bars and placed 4th in the all-around. Amira Anschutz took gold in the all-around and bars. Amira earned silver on beam, bronze on vault and 4th on floor.

 

The Striver Team will have their next competition in January of 2023 when they make their way to the Green Bay YMCA Invitational. The Team has had great success in their first four competitions of the 2022-2023 season. The team is coached by Nikki Pollman, Heather Haese, and Gerritt DeJonge.

Door County YMCA honors DCY Swim Team Alumni Max McHugh

The Door County YMCA hosted swimmers from 8 Y’s across the state of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this past weekend for their annual Jingle Bell meet. This meet had a special appearance by NCAA D1 Champion Max McHugh. 

 

McHugh, a senior at the University of Minnesota, is a standout alum of the DCY Swim program and is Door County’s first Division 1 National Champion.  Among his accomplishments as a 3-time National Champion in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, McHugh has earned eight All-American titles, five Big Ten Champion titles, and placed seventh at the 2021 Olympic Time Trials.  Last year, McHugh was also named Big 10 Swimmer of the Year.  With his final collegiate year in progress, McHugh has his sights set for big things yet to come.

 

Special guest State Senator Andre Jacque presented McHugh with an official Citation of the Wisconsin State Senate for his achievements in competitive swimming. McHugh was escorted to the pool deck by his mother, Mary Claire McHugh and YMCA benefactor Carla Peterson.  Peterson was also recognized during the event for her and late-husband, Ellsworth Peterson’s, generous support over the past two decades of the Door County YMCA’s Aquatic Center and swimming programs. After the ceremony, McHugh met with swimmers, took pictures with fans, and signed autographs.

Girls basketball preview: Weather leaves games in doubt

UPDATE 5:30 a.m.: With the closures of Valders and Sevastopol, those games have been canceled. Follow our cancellations page to stay up-to-date.

 

 

Only Mother Nature knows if Thursday's games can take place.

 

On U-1021, Gibraltar will challenge Sevastopol's perfect Packerland mark. The pregame show begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other games of note across the area include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Valders at 6 p.m., Algoma traveling to Southern Door, and Kewaunee visiting Peshtigo

 

If the weather does not cancel the games altogether, Packerland Conference games tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball Preview: Sturgeon Bay honors Benesh on 103.3 The Clipper

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: With the cancellation of classes at Freedom and Kiel, and cancellation of after school activities at Sturgeon Bay and Algoma all of our broadcasts have been canceled. Please follow our cancellation page for updates. 

 

The NEW Radio Sports Network will feature Sturgeon Bay and Algoma on Thursday night, weather permitting.

 

On 103.3 The Clipper, Sturgeon Bay will host Algoma in a Packerland Conference matchup. The pregame starts at 7:15 p.m., with the opening tip slated for 7:30 p.m. The game will be a tribute to the program's former head coach, the late Jim Benesh.

 

On 104.1 WRLU, Luxemburg-Casco will battle Freedom in the back end of a doubleheader in Luxemburg. The pregame will begin at 7:15 p.m. The opening tip takes place approximately 15 minutes after completing the girls' game.

 

Other matchups across Door and Kewaunee counties include Kewaunee visiting Kiel for a 7 p.m. tip.

 

All games are subject to weather cancellations.

Boys Basketball Roundup: Algoma, Kewaunee prevail, L-C falls to Seymour

The area high schools were busy with boys basketball action on Tuesday evening as the holiday break approaches.  Here is a recap of the games besides the Gibraltar-Peshtigo and Southern Door-Sturgeon Bay results which you can find at New Radio Sports Network. 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans fell to the Seymour Thunder 42-30 in Luxemburg.

The Kewaunee Storm topped the Oconto Blue Devils 67-62 on the road.

The Algoma Wolves dominated the Sevastopol Pioneers in Institute 70-21.

Peshtigo boys shuts down Gibraltar's offense on U-1021

The Peshtigo Bulldogs boys' basketball team used a combination of zone defenses and strong post-play to frustrate the Gibraltar Vikings in a 51-29 loss Tuesday night in Packerland Conference action. 

 

The Vikings only made nine shots from the field in the game, which equaled the number of free throws they made in the contest. The two teams went back and forth early, but the Bulldogs' Kaine Fort and Will McMahon scored the team's first 12 points and combined to score 20 of the team's 29 points in the first half. As important as they were on offense, they were equally effective on defense. Fort forced the Vikings' Nathan Merkel and limited him to no points. McMahon matched up the Vikings' Jake Schar, who scored just eight points on the night on two made field goals and three free throws. Braden Sitte scored six points while Will Lecy, Carl Burgess, and Marshall Maltby each had four points in the loss.

 

Fort scored a game-high 17 points for the Bulldogs while Landon Beyer (12 points) and McMahon (10 points) each reached double figures. 

 

The Vikings are now off until after the  New Year when they restart the season with a four-game homestand.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay fails to contain Daoust, fall to Eagles on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers were defeated by the Southern Door Eagles 70-51 Tuesday night behind a 34 point outburst from Drew Daoust. 

 

The Eagles started the game off fast, going on a 13-0 run to start the game, not letting the Clippers score until the 9 minute mark of the first half. Taylor Schaefer was doing all the work down low and at the Free Throw line early for the Eagles, as they continued to hold on to their double digit lead. 

 

At the half, the Clippers were only able to carve up 13 points throughout the first 18 minutes, lead by Isaak Aune with 5 of those. Southern Door was lead by Daoust, who had 10 at the break. 

 

Once senior guard Derick Ayala-Zeno got into foul trouble however early in the second half, the tides started to shift. Daoust began to find mismatches in the defense down low in the post and behind the arc, and the Eagle lead was as much as 25. 

 

Once Ayala-Zeno was back on the floor, he and Calvin Richard would begin to knock down some shots from three to cut back into the Eagle lead, but Daoust was too much. Answering their shots with his own, Daoust ended with 34 points. Richard and Ayala-Zeno would end with 14 and 10 respectively. 

 

The player of the game was Eagle sophomore Drew Daoust, who recorded his second straight game of over 30 points in the 70-51 win. 

Boys basketball preview: Two games featured on NEW Radio Sports Network

Three local teams will be featured on the NEW Radio Sports Network on Tuesday night as boys' basketball teams kick off their holiday week of action.

 

On U-1021, Gibraltar looks for their first Packerland Conference win of the young season with a visit to Peshtigo.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay will renew their rivalry in Brussels on 103.3 The Clipper.

 

All games featured on the NEW Radio Sports Network will also air on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other games scheduled for Tuesday include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Seymour (6 p.m.), Kewaunee heading to Oconto (7:30 p.m.), and Sevastopol playing at home against Algoma (6:00 p.m.).

Girls basketball round-up: Sevastopol looks to stay perfect

Sevastopol, Luxemburg-Casco, and Kewaunee are all in action Tuesday night after Southern Door kicked off the girls' basketball action on Monday.

 

The Eagles fell to Brillion 61-45 behind three double-digit performers by the Lions.

 

Tuesday's slate of games includes Luxemburg-Casco hosting Freedom (7:30 p.m.), Sevastopol playing in Institute against Bonduel (7:30 p.m.), and Kewaunee battles Valders at home (7:30 p.m.)

Packers keep playoff hopes alive vs. Rams

The Green Bay Packers dominated the time of possession as they passed the Los Angeles Rams under the bright lights of Lambeau Field 24-12.

 

The two teams matched each other with field goals in the game's early stages before A.J. Dillion rumbled in for the first of his two touchdowns with just over four minutes remaining. The Rams drove into field goal territory on the next drive and hit a 55-yard field goal to make it 10-6 at the break. It was only the third field goal in Lambeau Field history that was over 50 yards when the temperatures were at least that cold.

 

The Packers put the game away in the third quarter when they scored on consecutive possessions thanks to Dillion's second rushing touchdown and a seven-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Aaron Jones to make it 24-6. The Rams would answer again, with Baker Mayfield finding Tyler Higbee in the endzone for the game's final score. The two teams would each turn the ball over and punt in the fourth quarter, with the Packers soaking up the last 8:51 to secure their second straight victory.

 

Rodgers threw for 229 yards to go along with his touchdown pass and interception, while Mayfield also managed to throw a touchdown and interception on 111 yards passing. Jones rushed for 90 yards as the Packers outgained the Rams on the ground 138 yards to 72.

 

The Packers are back in action on Christmas Day in Miami.

Local wrestling teams head to Bay Port for quad meet

Three of the area's four wrestling teams will head to Suamico on Tuesday for a quadrangular meet.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, and the Luxemburg-Casco JV squad are scheduled to face Wabeno, Bay Port, and Wrightstown. No specific matchups have been announced, but wrestling is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

 

The Eagles and possibly some Spartans wrestlers have already had a taste of wrestling in Bay Port's gym this season after competing in the Battle of the Bay earlier this month.

Southern Door girls host Brillion

The lone local varsity contest belongs to the Southern Door girls' basketball team as they get ready for their non-conference matchup against Brillion on Monday.

 

The Eagles dominated Sturgeon Bay on Friday night, beating them 76-37. Four Eagles players reached double figures, including Ashlyn Delfosse's team-high 18 points. Callie Miller scored 15 points while Payton Gilbertson added 13 points and Paige Olson chipped in 12 points in the game.

 

The Lions have rattled off six straight wins after starting the year off with a slim 60-58 loss to Manitowoc Lutheran. Alaina Schwahn scored 18 points in their last game, a 61-42 win over Valders.

 

Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

Packers battle Rams on chilly Monday Night Football

The Green Bay Packers need to win out to make the playoffs and it all starts Monday night when the Los Angeles Rams come to Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers are coming off a win against the Chicago Bears and a bye week in hopes it is the long-awaited jumpstart the team has needed for weeks. They need a lot of things to happen to get into the NFC playoffs, but four straight wins are first and foremost. The Packers are expected to have Romeo Doubs back in the lineup for the first time in over a month.

 

The Rams have gone from Super Bowl champions to a disappointment thanks to key injuries. Matt Stafford will not be playing as they rely on Browns and Panthers castoff Baker Mayfield to lead the offense. Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, and a cast of other key players from last year's championship season have also missed significant time as the Rams stumbled to a 4-9 record.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol finish in top half of Preble tournament

Only one champion was produced by each team, but Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestled well at the Willard Schmidt Invitational over the weekend at Green Bay Preble High School.

 

The Eagles took seventh place with 262.5 points, and the Clippineers finished in eighth place with 194 points. 

 

Southern Door's Mason Motquin captured the title at 120 pounds, collecting three pins, a technical fall, and a major decision on the day. Hayden Jeanquart just missed out on a title himself with a second-place finish at 170 pounds.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Spencer Madsen nearly pinned his way to a tournament title at 126 pounds. He started his day with a technical fall before winning by pin his following four matches. Ben Roman (285, 3rd place) and Aldo Rangel (120, 5th place) each won their final match of the day as they captured medals as well.

 

Full recaps can be found at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

 

Phoenix play tough in road contests

The Green Bay Phoenix women kept their winning ways alive at Illinois State while the men played the Pac-12's Oregon State to the bitter end in Sunday's NCAA action.

 

Their 63-49 win at Illinois State was the Phoenix women's fourth straight win, thanks to Sydney Levy and Jasmine Kondrakiewicz each scoring 12 points. Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz nearly had a double-double, adding nine points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Two separate runs of 13-0 and 14-4 helped Phoenix fans breathe easy ahead of Wednesday's matchup against Chicago State at the Kress Center.

 

On the west coast, the Phoenix lost their second straight to a Pac-12 opponent, but this time a much closer 65-56 margin to Oregon State. The Phoenix had three players score in double figures, led by Clarence Cummings III's season-highs in points (16) and rebounds (7). Brock Heffner added 13 points and Zae Blake chipped in 12 points in the loss. The defining factor in the matchup with the bench play, with the Beavers outscoring the Phoenix 23-3.  They head to Detroit-Mercy after the holidays for their next game.

LeFevre wins first girls varsity wrestling tournament

Southern Door's Nora LeFevre has a title no one will ever take away from her.

 

LeFevre became the first Eagles wrestler to capture the top spot at a girls wrestling tournament, pinning her way to first place in Menasha.

 

Picture courtesy of Southern Door Wrestling

 

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Nora LeFerve (3-5) placed 1st and scored 20.0 team points.

Round 1 - Nora LeFerve (Southern Door) 3-5 won by fall over Jocelyn Widrig (Pulaski) 2-1 (Fall 1:47)
Round 2 - Nora LeFerve (Southern Door) 3-5 won by fall over Olivia Wojkiewicz (Pulaski) 0-3 (Fall 1:48)
Round 3 - Nora LeFerve (Southern Door) 3-5 won by fall over Autumn Vann (Wrightstown) 2-7 (Fall 1:24)
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Sydney Turner (3-1) placed 2nd and scored 12.0 team points.
Round 1 - Sydney Turner (Southern Door) 3-1 won by fall over Haley Krook (Wrightstown) 2-2 (Fall 1:43)
Round 2 - Sydney Turner (Southern Door) 3-1 won by fall over Charlotte Allen (Menasha) 1-3 (Fall 0:46)
Round 3 - Madeline Faulkner (Xavier) 10-5 won by major decision over Sydney Turner (Southern Door) 3-1 (MD 8-0)
Round 5 - Sydney Turner (Southern Door) 3-1 won by fall over Kaylee Soczka (Kimberly) 0-4 (Fall 0:47)

Six wrestlers earn Top-10 finishes at Christmas Tournament

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling finished in ninth place overall with over 280 points scored and six Top-Ten finishers.

 

Jake Jandrin, Isaac Jerabek, Easton Worachek, Blakelee Bastien, Caleb Delebreau, and Trace Schoenebeck all took at least 10th place.

 

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Jake Jandrin (15-3) placed 10th and scored 24.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by decision over Wyatt Cruze (Willmar) 3-5 (Dec 9-2)

Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Heim (Eden Prairie) 9-2 won by major decision over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by decision over Nick Jenkins (Kaukauna) 5-6 (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by decision over Allen Krenik (Scott West) 10-3 (Dec 6-2)

9th Place Match - Broc Vaughan (Kasson-Mantorville) 9-4 won by decision over Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (Dec 1-0)

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Michael Bostwick (13-4) placed 11th and scored 20.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Luke Koenen (Wayzata) 12-3 won by fall over Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 (Fall 0:58)

Cons. Round 2 - Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 won by major decision over Aspen Blasko (Forest Lake) 7-7 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Landon Brooks (Park) 11-2 won by major decision over Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 (MD 9-1)

11th Place Match - Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 won by decision over Aiden Mincey (Eden Prairie) 4-4 (Dec 4-3)

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Reese Barbiaux (8-5) placed 16th and scored 12.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 won by fall over Owen Eigen (Mahtomedi) 1-9 (Fall 0:15)

Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Morvari (Simley) 11-2 won by fall over Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (Fall 1:38)

Cons. Round 2 - Cavin Carlson (Willmar) 9-1 won by tech fall over Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (TF-1.5 3:06 (16-0))

Cons. Round 3 - Austin Herbst (Totino-Grace) 9-7 won by tech fall over Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (TF-1.5 4:00 (19-4))

15th Place Match - Elijah Wald (Wayzata) 5-5 won by fall over Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (Fall 1:41)

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Isaac Jerabek (13-5) placed 8th and scored 35.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-5 won by fall over Henry Johnson (Mahtomedi) 0-4 (Fall 0:36)

Champ. Round 2 - Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-5 won in tie breaker - 1 over Ivan Mares (Willmar) 6-4 (TB-1 3-2)

Quarterfinal - Jack Nelson (Mound Westonka) 7-1 won by major decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-5 (MD 22-9)

Cons. Round 3 - Ian Schultz (St. Michael-Albertville) 13-1 won by decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-5 (Dec 7-4)

7th Place Match - Kyler Walters (Shakopee) 10-5 won by decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-5 (Dec 6-3)

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Blakelee Bastien (15-3) placed 10th and scored 25.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by tech fall over Josh McAnally (Minnetonka) 6-11 (TF-1.5 3:56 (16-0))

Champ. Round 2 - James Salas (Simley) 10-4 won in tie breaker - 1 over Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (TB-1 4-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by decision over Isaac Williams (Scott West) 8-5 (Dec 7-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by decision over Caden Wong (Wayzata) 9-8 (Dec 11-6)

9th Place Match - Jack Bainbridge (Hastings) 9-3 won by major decision over Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (MD 11-2)

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Easton Worachek (15-3) placed 8th and scored 36.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by fall over Dayton Dale (Forest Lake) 2-6 (Fall 1:22)

Champ. Round 2 - Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 won by tech fall over Lindson Turner (Stillwater) 7-5 (TF-1.5 5:30 (15-0))

Quarterfinal - Matt Randolph (Scott West) 11-1 won by decision over Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (Dec 6-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Lincoln Vick (Waconia) 9-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (SV-1 11-9)

7th Place Match - Conlan Carlson (Willmar) 8-3 won by major decision over Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-3 (MD 13-4)

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Caleb Delebreau (14-4) placed 8th and scored 35.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 won by fall over Brandon Much (West Bend) 4-7 (Fall 1:08)

Champ. Round 2 - Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 won by decision over Bradee Dwinell (Waconia) 4-7 (Dec 2-0)

Quarterfinal - Joseph Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 9-2 won by major decision over Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (MD 13-1)

Cons. Round 3 - Gunnar Mullen (Park) 14-3 won by decision over Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (Dec 6-2)

7th Place Match - Connor Smith (Kaukauna) 9-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (SV-1 10-8)

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George Herlache (8-5) place is unknown and scored 7.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Creed Peterson (Hastings) 6-4 won by fall over George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (Fall 2:19)

Cons. Round 1 - Wil Goldschmidt (Waconia) 5-7 won by decision over George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 (Dec 12-6)

Cons. Round 2 - George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 won by fall over Al Zuniga-Lopez (Mound Westonka) 1-5 (Fall 0:45)

Cons. Round 3 - George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 won by major decision over Alex Lavalle (Mahtomedi) 3-10 (MD 20-9)

Cons. Round 4 - George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-5 won by fall over Adam Jordan (St. Francis) 1-5 (Fall 0:36)

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Ryan Routhieaux (12-6) placed 12th and scored 21.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-6 won by tech fall over Jacob Tilly (St. Francis) 7-7 (TF-1.5 4:25 (16-1))

Champ. Round 2 - Evan Farley (New Prague) 7-3 won by decision over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-6 (Dec 6-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-6 won by fall over Alex Temple (Totino-Grace) 6-9 (Fall 1:03)

Cons. Round 3 - Vristol Short (Simley) 9-3 won by decision over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-6 (Dec 7-3)

11th Place Match - Otto Hanlon (Stillwater) 7-3 won by injury default over Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 12-6 (Inj. 3:39)

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Sam Schutz (13-4) placed 14th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Marcell Booth (Apple Valley) 14-2 won by major decision over Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 (MD 11-2)

Cons. Round 2 - Jack Ferguson (Shakopee) 11-5 won by decision over Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 (Dec 8-7)

Cons. Round 3 - Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 won by major decision over Sam Lankow (Park) 11-6 (MD 9-0)

13th Place Match - Ian Pepple (Hastings) 8-4 won by major decision over Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 13-4 (MD 9-1)

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Trace Schoenebeck (14-4) placed 8th and scored 37.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 won by fall over John Seemann (Mound Westonka) 2-7 (Fall 1:34)

Champ. Round 2 - Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 won by fall over Owen Nelson (Kasson-Mantorville) 6-3 (Fall 0:30)

Quarterfinal - Adam Cherne (Wayzata) 11-4 won by decision over Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (Dec 8-3)

Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Peper (Rochester Mayo) 9-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (SV-1 10-8)

7th Place Match - Evan McGuire (Mahtomedi) 10-3 won by decision over Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4 (Dec 3-2)

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Ezra Waege (11-6) placed 15th and scored 9.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Bo Flagstad (St. Francis) 11-2 won by decision over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-6 (Dec 4-1)

Cons. Round 2 - Eli Richardson (Kasson-Mantorville) 7-3 won by decision over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-6 (Dec 5-3)

Cons. Round 3 - Michael Anderson (Lakeville North) 7-5 won by decision over Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-6 (Dec 1-0)

15th Place Match - Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) 11-6 won by decision over Logan Raj-Malikowski (Anoka) 6-6 (Dec 5-3)

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Caleb Salentine (7-10) placed 16th and scored 8.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) 7-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Mark Rendl (Forest Lake) 12-2 won by fall over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) 7-10 (Fall 0:33)

Cons. Round 2 - Ron White (Holmen) 11-4 won by fall over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) 7-10 (Fall 1:28)

Cons. Round 3 - Evan Becker (St. Michael-Albertville) 6-8 won by decision over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) 7-10 (Dec 5-3)

15th Place Match - Luke Jacobson (New Prague) 1-3 won by fall over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) 7-10 (Fall 0:55)

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Brett Yunk (8-8) placed 20th and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Carter Geerts (Byron) 5-1 won by fall over Brett Yunk (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-8 (Fall 0:29)

Cons. Round 1 - Brett Yunk (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-8 won by forfeit over Ray Halldorson (Wayzata) 1-4 (For.)

Cons. Round 2 - Brett Yunk (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-8 won by fall over Raul Marruffo (Homestead) 2-13 (Fall 3:06)

Cons. Round 3 - Doug Sabin (Park) 8-7 won by fall over Brett Yunk (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-8 (Fall 2:01)

19th Place Match - Brady Gregory (New Prague) 5-4 won by fall over Brett Yunk (Luxemburg-Casco) 8-8 (Fall 1:34)

Daoust drops career high to guide Eagles to win over Destiny

The Southern Door Eagles boys basketball team wrapped up their tournament trip to Cedarburg with a 80-56 win over Destiny thanks in part to a Drew Daoust masterclass. 

 

Daoust was able to pour in a career high 42 points in the convincing win Saturday night. After scoring 29 points in the loss to Cedarburg, Daoust raised his scoring to an impressive 29.4 points per game, good enough for 9th in the state. 

 

Sophomore Caden Pierre scored 10 points as well for the Eagles, with Jared Hawkey, Taylor Schaefer and Jack Peterson all scoring 7 points each. 

 

The Eagles will next take on rival Sturgeon Bay Tuesday night. 

Phoenix basketball teams in action

Both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams will spend their Sundays on the hardwood for road contests.

 

The Phoenix women find themselves in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal for a matchup against Illinois State. Despite losing Hailey Oskey for unknown reasons, the Phoenix have been able to string together some victories as of late, beating Wisconsin in their last game on Wednesday.

 

The Phoenix men have had a reality check since going 2-1 last week including a pair of home wins. They lost 85-40 to Stanford ahead of their game against another Pac-12 opponent in Oregon State. 

 

Both games tip off at 2 p.m.

Wrestlers go their separate ways on Saturday

With Christmas next weekend, the area's wrestling teams are seemingly cramming it all in on Saturday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will continue their weekend in Rochester for the second day of the Minnesota Christmas Tournament.

 

Southern Door will head to Kewaunee to battle in their tournament. Joining the Storm and Eagles for the first whistle at 9:30 a.m. are Elcho, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Gillett/Suring, Laconia, and Seymour

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol heads to Green Bay Preble to face the likes of Chilton, Crivitz, Eau Claire Memorial, Kaukauna, Lakeland, Union, Lomira, Neenah, Ozaukee, Sheboygan South, and Waupaca.  The first matches are scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Girls round-up: Southern Door, Sevastopol pick up victories

A full slate of girls' basketball was on the docket for the Packerland Conference on Friday.

 

Sturgeon Bay lost 37-76 to Southern Door.

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers girls' basketball team outscored the Algoma Wolves 28-9 in the first half en route to a 53-30 victory to stay perfect on the season.

 

 The Gibraltar girls' basketball team had one of their best offensive outputs of the season, but it was not enough in their 73-57 loss to Peshtigo.

 

Kewaunee lost to Oconto 54-39.

Phoenix men slaughtered by Stanford

The Green Bay Phoenix men's team got onto a terrible role and could never shake out of it in a 85-40 loss to Stanford Friday night.

 

The Phoenix shot less than 30 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the arc in the loss. The Phoenix only had two players score in double figures as Cade Meyer and Randy Tucker each scored 10 points. A 19-3 run to start the game all but ended the hope of Phoenix fans in the game's opening minutes. They will try another Pac-12 team when they play at Oregon State  Sunday.

 

 

Girls basketball preview: Packerland in action Friday

A nearly full slate of Packerland Conference action highlights the girls' basketball scene on Friday.

 

Sevastopol looks to stay perfect when they travel to Algoma.

 

Gibraltar will stay at home to welcome Peshtigo to Fish Creek.

 

Kewaunee will take its crack at Oconto at home.

 

Southern Door makes the short trip north to visit Sturgeon Bay.

 

All Packerland Conference games begin at 7:30 p.m. An originally scheduled broadcast of Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Boys basketball round-up: Kewaunee douses Blazers' hot start

The Kewaunee boys' basketball team knocked one of the Packerland Conference's undefeated teams off their pedestal Thursday night. The final score being 73-50 Storm victory. 

 

Sturgeon Bay handled Sevastopol 87-38.

 

Gibraltar's game against Oconto and Algoma's contest against Peshtigo were postponed due to canceled classes at Oconto and Peshtigo. Southern Door's non-conference matchup against Sheboygan Falls has been moved to January 3rd. 

 

Friday's action features Luxemburg-Casco visiting Denmark for an NEC matchup.

Spartans wrestlers slay Vikings, head to Minnesota Christmas Tournament Friday

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team boarded their bus to Rochester, Minn. in a happy mood after defeating Denmark 57-12 in NEC action Thursday night.

 

The Spartans won their first four matches on three falls and a technical fall before the Vikings could put their first points of the match on the board. Ten of the 13  contested bouts were won by the Spartans, with Blakelee Bastien, Easton Worachek, Caleb Delebreau, Jake Jandrin, Michael Bostwick, and Reese Barbiaux pinning their opponents. 

 

126: Isaac Jerabek LC technical fall over Brady Vieaux 21-5. 

132: Blakelee Bastien LC pinned Nolan Larsen 1:24. 

138: Easton Worachek LC pinned Dominic Swetlik :17. 

145: Caleb Delebreau LC pinned Drew Demmin 1:19. 

152: Steven Kielpikowski D dec. George Herlache 11-8. 

160: Ryan Routhieaux LC dec. Carson Peterson 12-1. 

170: Sam Schutz LC dec. Thomas Ullmer 9-8. 

182: Trace Schoenebeck LC won by forfeit. 

195: Ezra Waege LC dec. Luke St. Peter 7-3. 

220: Jonah Goetsch D dec. Caleb Salentine 9-2. 

285: David Cervantes Jr. D pinned Brett Yunk 3:32. 

106: Jake Jandrin LC pinned Gavin Zellner :57. 

113: Michael Bostwick LC pinned Caden Kersten :36. 

120: Reese Barbiaux LC pinned Bo Alberts 4:14

 

The Spartans will compete in the Minnesota Christmas Tournament beginning at noon on Friday. Last year, the Spartans took 12th place with 101 points scored. Max Ronsman was the top finisher for the Spartans with a win in the fifth place match. 

DCU post several season-bests in conference meet

The Door County United swim team picked up several event wins while taking second place as a team in their conference meet at Two Rivers on Tuesday.

 

Notable swims and finishes:

  • 1st place finish in the 200 medley relay (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Logan Filar, Ezra Linnan) with a time of 1:47.62 (a season-best in the 200 medley relay)
  • 2nd (Colton Blackley, Linnan, Branden Neubauer, Filar) with a time of 1:39.48 (a season-best in the 200 free relay)
  • 1st place finish in the 400 free relay (Kasten, Neubauer, Atwell, Monfils) with a time of 3:51.76 (a season-best in the 400 free relay)
  • Neubauer took 4th in the 200 free with a time of 2:10.78 (a season-best by dropping ten seconds)
  • Filar placed 2nd in the 200 IM with a time of 2:21.56, and Blackley took 3rd with a time of 2:26.75
  • Filar took 2nd in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.89, and Linnan took 4th with a time of 1:09.19
  • Blackley took 2nd in the 100 free with a time of 54.63 (a season-best)
  • Kasten took 3rd in the 500 with a time of 5:57.24
  • Kasten took 1st in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.52, and Linnan took 4th with a time of 1:10.41
  • Monfils placed 1st in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.52 (a season-best) and Neubauer took 4th with a 1:17.38 (a season-best)

DCU's next meet is Saturday, January 7th, in Cedarburg. It is an invitational meet.

Successful Striver Gymnastics Weekend

The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team competed in the Fond Du Lac "Candy Cane" Invitational this past weekend.  A total of 16 YMCA Gymnastics Teams from Wisconsin participated in the competition. The Striver Team had a very successful weekend returning home with a Team Trophy and 30 individual event medals.

 

The Excel Platinum Team captured a Team win scoring 71.10. Placing individually for the Platinum Team were:

 

Shaylyn Asher:  1st on bars, 2nd in all around and floor.

Alexa Jumenez-Seyfer:  2nd on vault and bars.

Amelia Zoschke: 1st in all around, floor, vault and beam.

 

The Excel Silver Team placed 4th out of 10 teams.

Medaling for the Strivers were:

 

Delaney Allen:  3rd in the all around, 4th on bars and vault.

Ellie Kelsey:  2nd on beam.

Greta Virgin:  1st on beam, 6th on floor and vault.

Keira Clark: 6th in the all around, 4th on floor and beam.

Lauren Gaida: 2nd in the all around and vault, 3rd on bars and 4th on floor.

Evelynn Kelsey: 3rd on bars, 5th in the all around and 6th on beam.

 

The Level 6 team competed with three girls and placed 8th as a team. 

Medaling individually were:

Portia Hah:  9th on bars.

Amira Anschutz:  5th in the all around, 6th on bars, 7th on vault and 11th on beam.

Estelle Duerst: 10th on bars and 11th on beam.

 

The Striver Team heads to Menominee Michigan this weekend for the M&M "Pink" Invitational. 

 

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

 

The Door County YMCA: For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Driven by its founding mission, the Door County YMCA has 160 full and part-time staff serving over 8,800 members in Door County from facilities in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay in a broad range of programming for all ages. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.

Phoenix women knock off Badgers

The Green Bay Phoenix women's team put it all together in their 70-60 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday night.

 

The Phoenix went into the second quarter down by a single point only to slowly build their final margin of victory the rest of the way. Maddy Schreiber led the Phoenix with a career-high 19 points, while the team also received double-digit contributions from  Bailey Butler (15 points) and Sydney Levy (13 points). Despite the Badgers posting a better shooting percentage from the free throw line, the Phoenix' Butler went 11-11 from the line, which set a program record. The injury-riddled Badgers saw Julie Pospislova and Brooke Schramek combine for 34 points in the loss. 

 

The Phoenix women head to Bloomington-Normal to face Illinois State on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Boys Basketball Preview: Sturgeon Bay hosts Sevastopol on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will play host to their neighboring Packerland conference rival as they host the Sevastopol Pioneers Thursday night. 

 

Sturgeon Bay has rebounded nicely after their slow start to the season, splitting their last 4 games evenly. Calvin Richard has been a big part of that success, as he has been able to stretch out the Clipper offense by hitting his three point attempts. Alongside two other good three point shooters, Isaak Aune and Garrett Ulberg, each of those players are able to get open shots when they want. Sturgeon Bay took down Sevastopol in both matchups last season, winning 79-43 and 91-59. 

 

For Sevastopol, they have struggled to open the season, losing their most recent game to NEWCHAA 62-56. The Pioneers have not been able to generate enough offense to stop the offense they take on, as the Southern Door Eagles were able to defeat them 94-40 in Sevastopol’s most recent conference matchup. Nick Peterson and Frankie deYoung have lead the Pioneers early in the season, who will need everyone to step up against a strong Clippers offense. 

 

Gary Barta and Lucas Stephenson will be on the call in Sturgeon Bay on 103.3 The Clippers and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. Pregame will begin at 7:15 with tip set for 7:30 P.M.

 

Thursday's slate of Boys Basketball is set to include Kewaunee hosting Green Bay NEW Lutheran. Algoma's game against Peshtigo has been postponed after Peshtigo canceled school on Thursday. Gibraltar and Oconto saw their game get canceled as well due to Oconto having their classes called off.

Gamblers prepare for weekend set against Fighting Saints, Rough Riders

The Green Bay Gamblers hope to start a winning streak on Friday when they welcome the Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Cedar Rapids Roughriders to the Resch Center for a weekend set.

 

The Gamblers broke a three-game losing streak on December 9th when they beat the Madison Capitols 4-2. Jayden Davis registered a goal and an assist, while Adam Gajan stopped 22 of the 24 shots he saw on goal.

 

The Gamblers have the same number of points as the Fighting Saints, with a nearly identical 11-8-1 record. The Saints have dropped three of their last five games. 

 

The Rough Riders have lost five of their last six contests to put them three points behind the Gamblers in seventh place in the conference.

 

Both games will have a puck drop of 7:05 p.m.

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling kicks off busy stretch with Denmark dual

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team will get a lot of matches and together time over the next few days beginning on Thursday night against Denmark. 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team scored 481 points en route to a team title at the Battle on the Bay Wrestling Tournament at Bay Port on Saturday.

 

Easton Worachek won by decision over Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 6-4  to claim his weight class title. Isaac Jerabek and Jake Jandrin took second place, while seven others finished in the top five. The Vikings had three wrestlers finish in seventh place, and another duo finish in eighth as their top-place winners. Bo Alberts scored the most points en route to his seventh-place finish, going 2-2 with a pair of pins.

 

First match is set for 6:30 p.m. in Denmark. The team will then caravan to Rochester, Minn.for The Christmas Tournament, which starts at noon on Friday. 

Girls Basketball Roundup: Rikkola scores 1000th point, Sevastopol and Algoma wins in OT, Kewaunee falls

The Packerland Conference girls basketball action was busy on Tuesday for area teams.

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers rolled over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 95-23 in Institute, as Bailey Rikkola scored her 1000 career point while leading the Pioneers with 26 points.

 

The Algoma Wolves nipped Peshtigo Bulldogs 57-54 in a close one that went into overtime.

 

The Kewaunee Storm could not keep up with  the NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, falling 42-24.

Gibraltar girls can't catch Oconto on U-1021

Long-scoring droughts spelled big troubles for the Gibraltar girls' basketball team as they lost to Oconto 67-33 in Packerland Conference action.

 

The first half featured just 10 points for the Vikings' offense while the Blue Devils' Addisyn Viestenz sliced her way through the defense, scoring 13 of her game-high 17 points in the opening frame. 

 

The second half saw more balanced scoring from both line-ups as the coaches went deep into their bench with the Blue Devils holding a 30-plus point lead. Andie Schar ended the game scoring nine of her team-high 12 points after the break while Betsy Lecy hit two more three-pointers to end her evening with nine points. Viestenz received complementary play from Rylie Shallow's nine points, Natalie Schlueter's eight points, and seven points from Alyse Viestenz and Gracie Simon.

 

The Vikings dropped to 0-6 on the season including 0-3 in the Packerland Conference. Their next game is on Friday against Peshtigo. U-1021 will broadcast the Vikings' game next Thursday when they play at Sevastopol.

Spartans top Wrightstown on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans hung on to defeat the Wrightstown Tigers in a North Eastern Conference 54-49 on Tuesday night.

 

The Spartans used a suffocating zone defense in the first half and forced numerous turnovers to claim a 28-10 lead at halftime.   The Tigers managed only four made field goals and leading scorer Keegan Spees was held to just three points in the first half after sitting out much of it with two early fouls.

 

Luxemburg-Casco continued to dominate in the second half building up as much as a 19 point lead before Wrightstown mounted a furious comeback.  The Tigers were able to cut the lead to three points with under four minutes to go, but could not get any closer.

 

 Chase Bukouricz led the way for the Spartans with 17 points, hitting five big free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.  Jack Rollin added 15 points and great floor game steady L-C when they needed it.

 

Ethan Cyra had a team-high 15 points for the Tigers who fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the NEC.

 

Luxemburg-Casco improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.  The Spartans will now take on Denmark Friday night.

 

The next broadcast game will be on Thursday, December 22 as the Spartans host the Freedom Irish.  The pregame is set for 7:15 pm on 104.1 WRLU and tip off at 7:30 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the play-by-play of the game that will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

Girls basketball preview: Vikings girls visit Oconto on U-1021

The Gibraltar girls basketball team hit the road again Tuesday night to face Oconto in Packerland Conference action.

 

The Vikings are still looking for the first win of the season after falling to state-ranked Wabeno-Laona on Saturday 62-25. Andie Schar made four of the Vikings' six made shots from the field to lead the team with nine points. Colleen Carlisle added six points in the loss for the Vikings. Despite the lack of wins, head coach Devin Thomas is proud of his team's improvement since last season when a late-season victory over Sturgeon Bay was their only one of the year.

 

The Blue Devils lost Division 1 recruit Lianna Baxter to graduation but have seemed to replace her with freshman Madilyn Thomson. She has proved to be a nice complement to Addisyn Viestenz with her 13.7 points per game and 8.6 rebounds. Viestenz leads the team with nearly 19 points per game and she is in the top three for rebounds and assists.

 

Tim Kowols will have the action live on U-1021 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

In other girls' basketball action, Bailey Rikkola looks to score her 1000th point as Sevastopol hosts Sturgeon Bay, Algoma looks to return to their winning ways against Peshtigo, and Kewaunee visits NEW Lutheran. All Packerland Conference games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Boys basketball preview: Luxemburg-Casco boys host Wrightstown on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host the Wrightstown Tigers in a big North Eastern Conference matchup on Tuesday night.

 

The Spartans (3-2, 2-1) are coming off a 64-55 win over the Green Bay West Wildcats on Saturday. Chase Bukouricz led the way with 19 points, while Lance Cherovsky scored 16 for Luxemburg-Casco. 

 

Wrightstown (3-2, 2-1) fell to Brillion 81-51 on Saturday in Kaukauna in the Baird/Gustman Shootout.  The Tigers are led by Keegan Spees, averaging 14 points per contest. 

 

The pregame is set for 6:45 pm on 104.1 WRLU and tips off at 7 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the play-by-play of the game, which will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network.

 

Other games of local note on Tuesday night include Southern Door visiting state-contender Brillion for a 7 p.m. tip and Kewaunee staying around town to host Shiocton for a 7:30 p.m. matchup. 

Phoenix men look to extend winning ways to St. Thomas

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team hope to make it three win in their last four games when they travel to Minnesota to take on St. Thomas.

 

The two teams have not played against each other in 50 years when the Phoenix was not a Division 1 school, though the Tommies are undefeated against them in three previous matchups. On Saturday, the Phoenix defeated Kansas City 70-64 at the Resch Center. It was a career night for Cade Meyer, who scored 25 points, while Brock Heffner added 17 points in the Phoenix's second win of the season. The Tommies are 8-4 on the year in their second year as a D1 institution. 

 

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Brewers add All-Star catcher in three-team trade

Despite not being active in the free agent market at last week's winter meetings, the Milwaukee Brewers made a lot of noise with a three-team trade on Monday.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired catcher William Contreras (ATL), right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps (OAK), and right-handed pitcher Justin Yeager (ATL) in a three-team trade with the Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics. The team sent outfielder Esteury Ruiz to Oakland as part of the deal. In addition, catcher Sean Murphy was sent from Oakland to Atlanta, and catcher Manny Piña, left-handed pitcher Kyle Muller, right-handed pitcher Freddy Tarnok and right-handed pitcher Royber Salinas were sent from Atlanta to Oakland. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold.

 

According to the Brewers, Contreras, who turns 25 on Dec. 24 and is under club control through the 2027 season, batted .278 with 20 HR and 45 RBI in 97 games in 2022 (.354 OBP/.506 SLG/.860 OPS). He made 89 starts (57g at C, 31g at DH, 1g in LF). He started the All-Star Game as the designated hitter for the National League. Over his last 48 games, he hit .304 (52-for-171) with 9 HR and 22 RBI (.366 OBP/.503 SLG/.869 OPS). 

 

Making his way to Oakland, Ruiz, 23, was acquired on Aug. 1 with three other players in the trade that sent left-handed pitcher Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. He made his Major League debut last season, appearing in 17 games between San Diego (14g) and Milwaukee (3g).

Sevastopol boys look to rebound against NEWCHAA

The Sevastopol Pioneers boys' basketball team looks to begin a new week on Monday when they host NEWCHAA (Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Associaton) in Institute.

 

The Pioneers' defense was given all they could handle on Friday, falling to Southern Door 94-40. Lucas Delsart scored 13 points, and Frank de Young added 10 points in the loss, where the Eagles made more shots from the field (39/57 FG) than the Pioneers took from the field (12/34). It was the third straight loss for the Pioneers, which dropped to 1-4 on the season.

 

NEWCHAA have had a rough start to their season, going winless on the season, including a loss to Algoma in the opener. Corban Jackson leads the team with 17.5 points per game, only about 10 points less than the team's scoring average.

 

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Voyageurs officially a shipwreck?

The closest thing to semi-professional soccer in Green Bay may not be returning after suspending their operations for the 2022 season.

 

As of Thursday morning, the link for the Green Bay Voyageurs' website was broken. Social media channels have been quiet since the team's ownership group, which also operates Forward Madison FC and is slated to run the future Milwaukee USL Championship squad, announced that the Green Bay Voyageurs would not take the pitch in 2022.

 

If this truly is the end, the Voyageurs went 7-11-7 in their two seasons of play, with a canceled 2020 season in between. 

Green Bay basketball teams enter week on a positive note

Both the men's and women's basketball teams are building on their positive momentum this week after picking up some important victories the last seven days.

 

Every win is important for the men's team is their squad tries to gel with each other. After splitting their first two games of the week, the Phoenix posted a come-from-behind win against Kansas City 70-64. Cade Meyer scored a career-high 25 points, while Brock Heffner tacked on 17 points, six rebounds, and four blocks. The Phoenix will travel to St. Thomas to face the Tommies, beginning a seven-game road trip. GB will also visit Stanford, Oregon State, Detroit Mercy, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Cleveland State.

 

The women's team outscored the visiting North Dakota State Bison 38-24 in the second half to win their fifth game by a 70-52 margin.  Sydney Levy and Jasmine Kondrakiewicz scored 18 points each in starkly different ways. Levy nailed four three-point baskets, while Kondrakiewicz added six rebounds and two steals off the bench. The Phoenix prepare for a tough in-state matchup against Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Kress Events Center.

Badger Basketball look to roll against the Hawkeyes

Another Big Ten matchup will be in store for the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday as they will travel to Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

 

Wisconsin is fresh off of their first Big Ten win this season, upsetting the previously ranked 13th team in the nation Maryland, 64-59. The Badgers offense has come to the forefront in the past few games, with their shooting being an ability to put teams away late. Connor Essegian and Chucky Hepburn continue to be spectacular in their respective roles for the team. Both players are averaging over 10 points per game, with Hepburn scoring 12.6 and Essegian adding 10 per game on spectacular shooting. 

 

Iowa has been strong once again this season, posting a 7-2 record overall this season. The Hawkeyes will be playing their first Big Ten game of the season against the Badgers, before going right back into non-conference play. Kris Murray has been strong so far for Iowa, averaging 19.4 points per game. Murray’s availability for Sunday’s game is questionable however, as he sat out with an injury in Thursday’s win over Iowa State. 

 

Tip from Iowa is scheduled for 5:30 P.M. 

Bucks try to blast Rockets Sunday

The Milwaukee Bucks are set to take on the Houston Rockets on Sunday evening in Houston on their West Coast season swing. 

 

The Bucks are finally getting healthy this season, as they recently welcomed back star guard Khris Middleton in their game against the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday. He has been strong in his return, but it has been helping Giannis Antetokoumpo as well, as Giannis has scored 30 or more points in 8 straight games. Joe Ingles, who the Bucks signed in Free Agency this offseason, was recently assigned to practice with the Wisconsin Herd, signifying that his return could also be coming soon. 

 

Houston is filled with young talent on their team, with players like Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr, Kevin Porter Jr and Alperen Sengun headlining their young core. Sitting at 7-18, the Rockets are still in a rebuilding phase, but have the talent to potentially make a run in the next few seasons. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 P.M. in Houston. 

Spartans boys close strong against West Wildcats

Down 25-17 at halftime, the Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball team tied the game in regulation and won it in overtime 64-55.

 

Chase Bukouricz (19 points) and Lance Cherovsky (16 points) led the come back as the two combined to hit five three-pointers. Jack Rollin added six points in the crucial second half that saw the Spartans outscore the Wildcats 32-24.

 

The Wildcats were paced by two players in particular as Julrus Connor scored 25 points and Brandon Wilson added 20 points in the loss. 

Gibraltar girls can't catch Wabeno/Laona

The Gibraltar girls' basketball team faced the #7 Wabeno/Laona Rebels and could not keep up in a 62-25 loss.

 

The Vikings were placed in a 38-10 hole to begin the second half thanks to balanced scoring throughout the Rebels' lineup. The Rebels finished with five players scoring at least eight points.

 

Andie Schar made four of the Vikings' six made shots from the field to lead the team with nine points. Colleen Carlisle added six points in the loss for the Vikings.

 

The Vikings will play at Oconto on Tuesday in a game that can be heard on U-1021 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Three win titles at area wrestling tournaments

Luxemburg-Casco won the Battle on the Bay Wrestling Tournament on Saturday while Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol posted impressive performances as well.

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling took third in their Saturday tournament in Brillion. Zak Wrobel and Ben Roman led the way with weight class titles while three others took home medals in the top three.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team scored 481 points en route to a team title at the Battle on the Bay Wrestling Tournament at Bay Port on Saturday. Easton Worachek won by decision over Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 6-4  to claim his weight class title. Isaac Jerabek and Jake Jandrin took second place while seven others finished in the top five.

 

Mason Motquin was the top-place winner in Saturday's Battle on the Bay at Bay Port for the  Southern Door Eagles. Motquin fell in his fifth-place match by fall to take sixth place overall at 126 pounds. Hayden Jeanquart was the only other wrestler to finish in the top 10.

Boys basketball round-up: Gibraltar fall to NEW Lutheran on U-1021

Blowouts were the theme of Friday night, including one game featured on NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

As heard on U-1021, the offensive power of Tristian Lynch and Elijah Meerstein was simply too much for the Gibraltar defense as NEW Lutheran took the game 79-41.

 

Southern Door soared past Sevastopol 94-40.

 

The Oconto Blue Devils had four players reach double figures in its 71-46 victory over Algoma Friday night.

 

The closest game of the bunch still ended with a loss as Sturgeon Bay lost to Peshtigo 55-41.

Spartans girls scratched by Tigers

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls' basketball team found themselves down by 12 at halftime and could not recover in a 64-53 loss to Wrightstown Friday night.

 

Danielle Bruecker was a wrecker for the Tigers, scoring 13 of her game-high 18 points in the first half to set the pace for her team. Brya Bousley and Elaina Vebaten each scored 12 points for the Tigers with Tara Theunis chipping in 11 points.

 

Sami Treml led the way for the Spartans with 10 points, but the Tigers made adjustments to slow her down in the second half after allowing for her to score seven of those points in the first half. Three others scored at least seven points in the loss, including nine from Maggie Hanmann.

 

In Saturday's only local game of  note, Gibraltar hits the road to face Wabeno-Laona at 11:30 a.m.

Wrestling teams in action Saturday

After participating in some of their first duals of the year earlier this week, the area's wrestling teams will head to tournaments on Saturday. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door head to Suamico to wrestle in the Battle of the Bay Tournament hosted by Bay Port. Other teams featured in the tournament include  Appleton North, Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Beaver Dam, Brookfield East, De Pere, Denmark, East Troy, Elkhorn, Escanaba, Franklin, Germantown, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay West, Kiel, Mishicot, Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, Oconto Falls, Oshkosh West, Pewaukee, Plymouth, Seymour, Shawano Community, Wausau West, West Bend East, West Bend West, West De Pere, Winneconne, and Wrightstown. First matches begin at 9 a.m.

 

Peshtigo, Little Chute, Omro, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, and Waupaca head to Brillion for a tournament that begins at 9:30 a.m.

 

Kewaunee already wrestled this weekend, taking 11th in the Neenah Varsity Invitational on Friday with 76 points. Matthew Boeder (220) and Matt Wery (152) led the way with 3rd place finishes. 

 

Follow New Radio Sports Network for tournament coverage.

 

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Badger Football to host new recruits under Fickell this weekend

The Wisconsin Badgers football team might not be playing this weekend, but that does not mean the action in Madison stops. 

 

While the players and coaches are preparing for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl against Oklahoma State on December 27th, potential incoming recruits and transfers will take in the campus and take their official visits this weekend. 

 

This will be new Head Coach Luke Fickell’s first chance to make an impression on recruits in his tenure at Wisconsin, as he will welcome in a total of 11 players to Madison this weekend, including 4 Star Athlete Braedyn Moore who formerly committed to Cincinnati under Fickell. 

 

Wisconsin currently only has 8 commits in the class right now, one that was on the weaker side before Fickell’s arrival was even announced. Look for some potential commitments after this weekend as the recruits arrive in snowy Madison. 

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door, Algoma drop close matchups

The Packerland Conference featured a number of entertaining games on Thursday night.

 

Sevastopol returned from a one-point halftime deficit to win their game over Southern Door 53-51.

 

Algoma could not hold onto a five-point halftime lead to lose its matchup to Oconto 54-51.

 

Gibraltar challenged NEW Lutheran in the end but in the end fell to the Blazers 43-33.

 

Sturgeon Bay struggled in a tough 71-29 loss to Peshtigo. 

 

In Friday's action, Luxemburg-Casco goes for their second win this week when they play Wrightstown in NEC action.

Boys basketball round-up: Gibraltar boys look for first Packerland win on U-1021

The Gibraltar Vikings boys' basketball team heads to Green Bay on Friday to battle NEW Lutheran in Packerland Conference action.

 

Jake Schar scored 12 points and two others at least seven, but they could not slow down the Kewaunee Storm in their 67-46 loss on Tuesday in Fish Creek. At 23.2 points per game, Schar is responsible for more than half of the Vikings' 52.2 per game in the early going.

 

Honorable Mention All-State player Tristian Lynch is averaging 22.3 points on the season, but strong support from Elijah Meerstein (18.0 ppg) and Jack Henschel (9.8 ppg) has helped the Blazers jump out to a 3-1 overall record, including a 2-0 Packerland mark. The Blazers beat Algoma earlier in the week 64-45. 

 

Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the call on U-1021 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday's slate of games also includes Southern Door traveling to Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay visiting Peshtigo, and Algoma heading to Oconto. All Packerland Conference home games begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

In Thursday's action, Luxemburg-Casco fell into a 20-point hole in the first half and could not dig themselves out of it as they fell to Clintonville 58-39.

 

Clippineers score only points in Spartans' wrestling sweep

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Ben Roman did something no other wrestler could do against the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team: score points for his squad.

 

Roman pinned the Spartans' Brett Yunk in 1:23 for the Clippineers' lone win in a 79-6 loss to the Spartans that was filled with forfeits and other falls. 

 

The Spartans swept Green Bay Preble 81-0, with Isaac Jerabek's 8-2 decision against Mason Vandenbush the lone match to go longer than two periods. They started the evening with an 80-0 win over Fox Valley Lutheran in a North Eastern Conference match. Caleb Salentine had the most exciting match of the night at 220 pounds with a6-5 win by decision over the Foxes' Sam Krause.

 

Luxemburg-Casco 80, Fox Valley Lutheran 0

106: Jake Jandrin LC won by forfeit. 113: Michael Bostwick LC technical fall over Grant Shea 21-4. 120: Reese Barbiaux LC won by forfeit. 126: Isaac Jerabek LC won by forfeit. 132: Blakelee Bastien LC pinned Eli Stern :56. 138: Easton Worachek LC pinned Sophia Wunderlich :20. 145: Caleb Delebreau LC won by forfeit. 152: George Herlache LC pinned Tristan Hagen :53. 160: Ryan Routhieaux LC pinned Liam Murphy :25. 170: Sam Schutz LC pinned Luke Knittel 1:33. 182: Trace Schoenebeck LC pinned Aiden Hirthe :47. 195: Ezra Waege LC pinned Ethan Ruppel :43. 220: Caleb Salentine LC dec. Sam Krause 6-5. 285: Brett Yunk LC pinned Andres Sanchez 1:08.

 

Luxemburg-Casco 81, Green Bay Preble 0

120: Reese Barbiaux LC pinned Aidan Deal 1:33. 126: Isaac Jerabek LC dec. Mason Vandenbush 8-2. 132: Blakelee Bastien LC pinned Alex Yang 1:23. 138: Easton Worachek LC won by forfeit. 145: Caleb Delebreau LC pinned Spencer Vargas 1:10. 152: George Herlache LC pinned Bane Plzak 1:39. 160: Ryan Routhieaux LC pinned Juan Garcia 1:29. 170: Sam Schutz LC won by forfeit. 182: Trace Schoenebeck LC pinned RJ Schoenholz 3:00. 195: Ezra Waege LC pinned Calvin Veriha :59. 220: Caleb Salentine LC pinned Owen Griffin 1:15. 285: Brett Yunk LC pinned Caleb Katers 3:28. 106: Jake Jandrin LC pinned Alex Campos 1:51. 113: Michael Bostwick LC pinned Ben Rowell 3:31.

 

Luxemburg-Casco 79, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 6

113: Michael Bostwick LC won by forfeit. 120: Reese Barbiaux LC won by forfeit. 126: Isaac Jerabeck LC pinned Spencer Madsen 1:14. 132: Blakelee Bastien LC won by forfeit. 138: Easton Worachek LC won by forfeit. 145: Caleb Delebreau LC won by forfeit. 152: George Herlache LC pinned Ethan Denamur :25. 160: Ryan Routhieaux LC won by forfeit. 170: Sam Schutz LC pinned Zak Wrobel :39. 182: Trace Schoenebeck LC won by forfeit. 195: Ezra Waege LC won by forfeit. 220: Caleb Salentine LC won by forfeit. 285: Ben Roman SBS pinned Brett Yunk 1:23. 106: Jake Jandrin LC won by forfeit.

 

In other local wrestling action, Kewaunee travels to Neenah to compete an invitational against Almond-Bancroft, Antigo, Appleton East, Berlin, Burlington, Cedarburg, Homestead, Johnson Creek, Lena, Merrill, New London, Oak Creek, Two Rivers, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood. The start time is 3:30 p.m. 

 

(Photo courtesy of Dan Rueckl)

Brewers end winter meetings quietly

The Milwaukee Brewers continued their relatively quiet offseason this week with the MLB winter meetings in San Diego.

 

The only action involving the Brewers during the winter meetings were a pair of Rule 5 Draft selections.

 

From the Brewers:

 

The Milwaukee Brewers selected right-handed pitcher Gus Varland from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft held today at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. The Brewers selected infielder Isaac Collins from the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the Triple-A phase.

The team did not lose a player in the Rule 5 Draft. The 40-man roster currently stands at 39. An updated version of the 40-man roster can be found here. 

Varland, 26, appeared in 41 games (7 starts) at Double-A Tulsa in 2022. After beginning the season as a starting pitcher, Varland made his final 34 appearances out of the bullpen, going 4-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 2 saves as a reliever. He went 3-0 with a 3.20 ERA and a save over his final 15 outings, striking out 32 batters and issuing just 5 walks over 19.2 innings during that stretch. 

Selected by Oakland in the 14th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of Concordia University, St. Paul (MN), Varland was traded to Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2021. He is 7-10 with a 4.30 ERA in 75 career Minor League appearances (36 starts).

Collins, 25, played in 110 games at Double-A Hartford in 2022. He made 105 starts (74g at 2B, 13g in LF, 11g in CF, 5g in RF, 2g at DH). His best Minor League season came in 2021 when he batted .308 with 9 HR and 54 RBI in 95 games between Class-A Fresno (17g) and Class-A Spokane (78g). Collins was selected by Colorado in the ninth round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft.

Girls Basketball Preview: Southern Door hosts Pioneers in Thursday's action

After some great games on Tuesday and even a buzzer beater finish, Thursday's action is set to match that with five local teams in action, two facing off against each other. 

 

Southern Door welcomes in Sevastopol for local battle. 

 

Algoma battles Oconto in the showdown for first in the Packerland. 

 

Gibraltar takes on NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Sturgeon Bay hosts Peshtigo. 

Spartans boys set to travel to Clintonville

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys basketball team will head onto the road to take on the Clintonville Truckers in NEC boys basketball play. 

 

The Spartans are 2-1 on the season after winning their first two games in conference play. Chase Bukouricz has burst onto the scene for the Spartans, averaging 17 points in the first three games of play. With a season high of 18 points on the season, he has emerged as the go to scorer for Luxemburg Casco this season. 

 

For Clintonville, they’ve started their season slower, with a record of 0-4 on the season. Their scoring has been balanced so far this season, as most of their losses have been closely contested, so points have come at a premium. Kolton Barkow has shot the ball relatively well from beyond the arc, so watch for him to potentially have a breakout game. 

 

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

Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol compete in wrestling quad

Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, and two other schools will hit the mat on Thursday in a precursor for bigger tournaments this weekend.

 

The Spartans swept their home duals last weekend, leading things off with a 57-18 win over Port Washington before beating Bay Port 54-21. They end their day with nearly a perfect 83-0 win over Sheboygan Falls and a 55-15 win over Wisconsin Rapids. Jake Jandrin, Blakelee Bastien, Easton Worachek, and  Caleb Delebreau had perfect records on the day. 

 

The Clippineers saw Spencer Madsen, Zak Wrobel,  and Ben Roman all win their final match of the day to bring home a fifth-place medal in their first action of the season at the Kimberly Papermaker Wrestling Invitational. 

 

Green Bay Preble and Fox Valley Lutheran will also compete in the quadrangular meet, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Luxemburg-Casco High School. 

Bucks dethrone Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late from the Sacramento Kings in their 126-113 victory on Wednesday.

 

The Bucks closed the door on the game in the fourth quarter after the two teams went back and forth the previous three periods, outscoring the Kings. The key to victory was the Bucks' dominance on the offensive glass and their ability to make the most of those opportunities. The Bucks grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, turning it into 25 second-chance points. Compare that to eight offensive rebounds for the Kings, which turned into 11 second-chance points.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo (35 points) and Jrue Holiday (31 points) each cracked the 30-point barrier while three others scored in double figures in the win for the Bucks. Domantas Sabonis scored 23 points and Harrison Barnes added 20 points in the loss for the Kings.

 

 

Girls' Basketball Roundup: L-C wins, Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay fall

Three local high school girls’ basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night. 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans defeated the Clintonville Truckers 58-46 on the road in their second game in two nights.,

 Kewaunee Storm battled hard but  lost to Kiel 56-44 at home after playing back-to-back games as well.

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers traveled to NEW Lutheran and fell to the Blazers 59-44 in Green Bay.

Boys' Basketball Roundup: Kewaunee beats Gibraltar; Algoma, Sevastopol and Southern Door falls

Packerland Conference boys’ basketball teams were all in action Tuesday night as the hardwoods heated up in the area. 

The Kewaunee Storm used some great outside shooting to pick up a road victory with a 67-46 win over Gibraltar in Fish Creek

The Southern Door Eagles could not overcome Peshtigo Bulldogs even with Drew Daoust scoring 28 points, as the Eagles fell 65-55 at home.

The Algoma Wolves could not stop a hot NEW Lutheran Blazer team at home, and fell 64-45.

The Sevastopol Pioneers were dominated by Reedsville 75-31 in Insititute, as the Panthers rolled after leading at half 50-13. 

DCY Swim Team Wins the YMCA Finalist Invitational

At the YMCA FINALIST Meet held this past weekend at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer WI, The DCY SWIM Team WON the Invitational, outswimming all Y Wisconsin teams and a large team from Illinois. 50 of our 135 swimmers participated, including 2 swimmers that hadn’t participated in a meet before. 

 

This is a great measure of our program and a tremendous team accomplishment. This is only the 2nd time we have ever won this meet. The depth of our program was displayed in this three-day meet with swimmers in all age groups that scored. DCY Swim Team had 45 Personal Best times recorded, and our top finishes were our 1st Place 8-under boys 100 yard free relay and our 9-10 Boys 200 yard free and medley relays.

 

For each meet the coaches chose a Performance Swimmer and a Character Swimmer .  Aiden Schley was the Performance swimmer of the meet, placing 1st or 2nd in all of his events and scoring the most points for the team. The Character Award goes to Daylia Sund, for selflessly guiding and encouraging all of our younger swimmers, when she wasn’t performing in the pool herself.  Our next meet will be the DCY Jingle Bell Meet on Saturday, December 17th in the Carla and Ellsworth Peterson Aquatic center, at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. This all-day event will also be celebrating Max McHugh's incredible collegiate success with a personal visit and autograph session with Max at 10 AM.

 

 

Richard shoots Clippers to win over Oconto on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers took a lead early in the game, and never gave it away as the Clippers defeated the Oconto Blue Devils 74-70 on 103.3 The Clipper Tuesday night. 

 

Isaak Aune and Garrett Ulberg led the way early for Sturgeon Bay, as the Clippers were strong from beyond the arc throughout the whole night. The Clippers would go back and forth with the Blue Devils throughout the first half, but some strong offensive rebounding by Gannon Evers to end the half and 5 threes in the half total had Sturgeon Bay out to a 29-25 lead. 

 

The second half was the half of Calvin Richard. After Isaak Aune got the scoring starting for the Clippers, Calvin Richard went on a run of his own, hitting 3 of his 6 2nd half threes to put Sturgeon Bay up by 13. Carter Koch and Kadin Baxter would not go down without a fight however, as they would go on to score 17 and 25 respectively in the loss. Richard would go on to finish with 24 on 8 total threes, and key free throws down the stretch by Jackson Starr put it away for Sturgeon Bay. 

 

The player of the game for the Clippers was Calvin Richard, who finished with 24 points with 8 total threes throughout the game. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will next hit the floor when they travel to Peshtigo to take on the Bulldogs Friday night. 

Green Bay men picks up first win against IUPUI

Playing in front of their largest and rowdiest crowds in a few seasons, The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team broke their season-long losing streak in a 68-61 win over IUPUI.

 

Over 3,800 fans, mostly local elementary and middle school students, saw  Zae Blake have a career day with 20 points, four assists, and three steals. His morning's highlight was a buzzer-beater three to send the Phoenix into the break up 32-24. Clarence Cummings III (16 points), and Garren Davis (13 points) also reached double figures in the victory.

 

The Phoenix took very little time to celebrate the victory as they boarded a bus to Chicago where they will face Loyola Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Kewaunee, Southern Door compete in wrestling quad

Two area wrestling teams will get their second taste of competitive action Tuesday night when they head to Two Rivers for a quadrangular meet.

 

Kewaunee, Southern Door, Denmark, and host Two Rivers will all compete in the meet. The Eagles are coming off a weekend in Stratford, where they faced Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Stratford, Wausau East, Brillion, and Crandon. 

 

The Storm's Mitchell Thompson picked up where he left last season off with a championship in the Papermaker Invitational in Kimberly Saturday. Thompson was one of two wrestlers finishing in the top 3 on the podium on Saturday. Ezra Ducat took third in his bracket.

 

Two Rivers competed in last week's Watertown Tom McGarvie Earlybird Scramble and Denmark went undefeated in the Kiel Multi-Team Duals 5-0.

 

First matches begin 5:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball preview: Sturgeon Bay hosts Oconto on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers will play host to the Oconto Blue Devils in boys basketball Packerland Conference play Tuesday night. 

 

Sturgeon Bay (1-3 Overall, 0-1 Packerland) has gotten off to a slow start so far on the season, but will look to turn it around in their first home conference game this season. Isaak Aune has been a bright spot on the season so far, averaging 18.8 points per game in his four games played. If the Clippers want to change the tides, they will have to rebound the ball much better, as second chance points hurt them against the Blazers of NEW Lutheran. 

 

Oconto (2-1 Overall, 0-1 Packerland) is coming off of a conference loss against Southern Door where they let star point guard Drew Daoust drop 33 points. The Blue Devils will want to sure up their defense before taking on the Clippers, who will have multiple options on who can score. Oconto is led by Kadin Baxter, who has gotten off to a hot start on the young season. 

 

Gary Barta, Tim Kowols, and Lucas Stephenson will have the call from Sturgeon Bay on 103.3 The Clipper, 96.7 WBDK HD-2, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with pregame beginning at 7:15 and tip set for 7:30 P.M. 

 

Other boys' games scheduled for Tuesday include Gibraltar hosting Kewaunee, Southern Door playing at home against Peshtigo, Algoma battling NEW Lutheran, and Sevastopol staying in Institute to play Reedsville.

Girls' basketball round-up: Luxemburg-Casco edges Kewaunee in Thriller on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Lady Spartans hung on to beat the Kewaunee Storm 38-37 Monday night in a non-conference basketball game in Kewaunee.  Two free throws by Magdeline Hanmann with 4.4 second left gave the Spartans the win after a three-pointer by Kewaunee’s Gabrielle Stangel rimmed out at the buzzer.

 

The Spartans held the lead throughout the first half, leading by as many as six points, before going into halftime ahead 14-11.  Both team’s defenses caused numerous turnovers and cold shooting for most of the night.

 

Luxemburg-Casco would go up by as many as eight points, 31-23, in the second half before the Storm came rolling back to take a 37-36 lead on a Brianna Demmin jumper with about two minutes to play.

 

The Spartans called their last timeout with 11 seconds left and that’s when Hanmann drove to the hoop and was fouled with just over four seconds to play.  Stangel’s running three-pointer from the top of the key  just missed and L-C came away with the hard fought victory.

 

Hanmann led the Spartans (2-2) with 12 points and Summer Walechka paced the Storm (1-4) with 13 points.

 

The next broadcast of Luxemburg-Casco basketball will be on Thursday, December 22 when the girls play at 6 pm against Valders and the Boys at 7:30 pm versus Freedom for doubleheader action on 104.1 WRLU and New Radio Sports Network.  Pregame will begin at 5:45 pm with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call from Luxemburg-Casco High School. 

 

You can see highlights and the coaches interviews from Monday's game on this link at New Radio Sports Network. 

 

In other girls' basketball action from Monday night, Algoma beat Two Rivers 57-49 and Sevastopol topped Roncalli 55-37.

 

Tuesday's slate includes the Spartans traveling to Clintonville, the Storm hosting Kiel, and Sturgeon Bay traveling to NEW Lutheran. 

 

Girls basketball preview: Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee battle on 104.1 WRLU

A cross-county rivalry highlights a slate of non-conference matchups on the girls' basketball slate Monday night.

 

On 104.1 WRLU, Luxemburg-Casco makes the short trip south to visit Kewaunee. NEW Radio Sports Network coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other games include Sevastopol hosting Roncalli (7:30 p.m.) and Algoma traveling to Two Rivers (7 p.m.). 

 

 

Penalties, Lowry's block sparks Packers comeback against the Bears

A blocked field goal by Packers defensive end Dean Lowry may have provided the needed spark for the Green Bay Packers to get past the Chicago Bears 28-19 on a sunny Sunday afternoon on the lakefront.

 

Things started dicey once again for the Packers as the Bears took their first possession of the day down the field for a field goal and came back later in the quarter with a 55-yard touchdown run by quarterback Justin Fields to open a ten-point advantage. 

 

The first points of the game for the Packers would come in the second quarter would come from the foot of Mason Crosby to make it 10-3, but the Bears would answer with a touchdown run from David Montgomery to make it 16-3. Right before halftime, Aaron Rodgers found Christian Watson in the endzone on a fourth down play to make it 16-10 at the end of the first half.

 

The Bears would make it a 19-10 lead as they scored the only points of the third quarter on a field goal, but the tide would turn after that. The Packers concluded a penalty-aided drive with A.J. Dillon rumbling into the endzone from 21 yards out to make it a 19-17 deficit. The Bears were driving again before the drive stalled out inside the Packers' territory. That's when Lowry made the special teams play of the season with a blocked field goal that set up the game-winning drive with Crosby kicking a 32-yard field goal. In between a pair of Fields interceptions, Watson would ice the game away with a 46-yard rushing score on a jet sweep. 

 

The game gave the Packers a slim one-game edge on the all-time NFL wins list, the first time there has been a switch at the top since the mid-1920s. The Packers will have their long-awaited bye week before facing the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football on December 12th.

Phoenix men in search of first win in Monday morning matchup

A case of the Mondays could mean grabbing a bowl of cereal before heading to the Resch Center for the matchup between the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team and the IUPUI Jaguars.

 

The Phoenix men are still looking for their first win of the season after dropping Thursday's game against state-rival UW-Milwaukee. Green Bay is 7-8 against the Jaguars but has won four of the last five and three straight games, representing one of the few teams the Phoenix has been able to get wins against in recent years. 

 

The Jaguars' only win this season came against Division III Franklin University last month, losing their last four games.

 

Tip-off is at 11 a.m. The Phoenix women had their recent success over the Jaguars, winning Saturday's game 81-76. Sydney Levy led the Phoenix with 15 points. Julia Hartwig added a career-high 13 points and six rebounds off of the bench while Maddy Schreiber helped out with 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

 

Badgers football say hello to Arizona, goodbye to Mertz

The winds of change in Madison will blow the Wisconsin Badgers to sunny Arizona later this month.

 

With new head coach Luke Fickell toggling at least some of the controls, the Badgers will head to Chase Field to play Oklahoma State in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix on December 27th. It will mark the first time the two teams have played each other after the Cowboys finished in fifth place in the Big 12 with a 7-5 overall mark.

 

One Badgers player that won't make the trip is Graham Mertz, who announced via Twitter that he was entering the transfer portal. He passed for 2,130 yards, with 19 touchdowns and ten interceptions, though he saw his completion percentage drop in recent weeks while throwing more interceptions (four) than touchdowns (two) in those games. The transfer portal opens on Monday officially.

 

One thing that may not change is Jim Leonhard, who is still mulling options to stay on the Badgers coaching staff despite being passed over for the head coach position. Reports over the weekend had him already pegged to stay. However, during a conference call on Sunday after the bowl announcement, Fickell said that the Badgers alum was still considering options. 

Packers, Bears meet for all-time tie breaker

Even with both teams effectively out of the 2022 playoff picture, there is still a lot for the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears when they battle on the Chicago lakefront on Sunday.

 

The winner of Sunday's game will become the winningest team in NFL history, a bragging point for the Bears since the 1920s. Many thought the Packers would have sprinted past the Bears, but it has been easier said than done for the 4-8 squad. They lost 40-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles as they let Jalen Hurts run wild along with their other backs. Things will not get easier in that department as the Bears expect Justin Fields back in the lineup after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Falcons two weeks ago. He sat out of last week's loss to the New York Jets. 

 

Neither team looks like they did when the Packers won the Lambeau matchup 27-10 back in September. Both squads have sustained multiple injuries at key positions, making the result of this game anyone's guess.

 

Kickoff from Soldier Field is set for noon.

Gibraltar boys run away from Wabeno-Laona

A second-half run by Gibraltar took them to a 58-45 victory over Wabeno-Laona on Saturday afternoon.

 

Led by Jake Schar's 31 points, the Vikings outscored their hosts 27-14 to earn their first victory of the young season. Carl Burgess added nine points and Mateo Jauregui added six points in the victory. 

 

Carter Janesch had 14 points and Adam Seeber registered 11 points in the loss for Wabeno/Laona. 

DCU takes fifth at Plymouth Swimming Invitational

The Door County United Swimming Team rode four season-best times on Saturday to a fifth-place finish in the Plymouth Invitational.

 

Notable swims and finishes

  • 4th place finish in the 200 medley relay (Ezra Linnan, Jack Monfils, Logan Filar, Branden Neubauer) with a time of 1:53.24 out of a field of 13
  • 5th place finish in the 200 free relay (Neubauer, Colton Blackley, Tre Wienke, Monfils) with a time of 1:47.27 out of a field of 13
  • 5th place finish in the 400 free relay (Linnan, Blackley, George Atwell, Filar) with a time of 3:53.32 out of a field of 13

 

  • Neubauer took 9th in the 200 free with a time of 2:20.74 (a season best) and Atwell gained a few points at 15th with a time of 2:27.97
  • Monfils placed 2nd in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.41 and Filar took 5th with a time of 2:20.89
  • Blackley placed 7th in the 50 free with a time of 25.52, Linnan placed 9th with a time of 26.00, and Wienke snuck in to earn some points at 14th with a time of 28.51
  • Filar took 5th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.82 (a season best)
  • Atwell took 12th in the 100 free with a time of 1:02.81 (a season best)
  • Blackley took 8th in the 100 back with a time of 1:08.56Monfils placed 1st in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.33 (a season best), Linnan took 9th with a time of 1:17.91, and Neubauer took 11th with a 1:20.32


Our next meet is our home meet on Thursday, December 15. This will be parents night.

Wrestling round-up: Luxemburg-Casco sweeps duals

It was a busy Saturday for the area's wrestling teams.

 

Facing tough teams from across the state did not faze the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans wrestling team as they beat Bay Port, Wisconsin Rapids, Sheboygan Falls, and Port Washington.

 

(Photo courtesy of Dan Rueckl)

 

In Kimberly, Kewaunee was the top-performing team with an eighth place finish (219.5 points).  Sturgeon Bay finished in 11th place with 135 points. 

Wrestling takes center mat on Saturday

The area's wrestling teams are all in action this weekend, some for the first time this season.

 

Luxemburg-Casco is back in action on Saturday when they host Bay Port, Port Washington, Sheboygan Falls, and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln beginning at 9 a.m. They beat Marinette in their season opener on Thursday.

 

Southern Door will travel to Stratford for a series of dual meets on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Eagles will face a combination of Wausau East, Brillion, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, the host school, and Crandon.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol is scheduled for two different tournaments at Kimberly at 8 a.m. and Little Chute at 10 a.m.

 

Kewaunee is scheduled for just the tournament at Kimberly at 8 a.m.

Gibraltar boys head to Wabeno to face Rebels

The Gibraltar Vikings will head to Wabeno to take on Wabeno/Laona Saturday afternoon in a non-conference matchup. 

 

The Vikings have been led this season by Jake Schar, who has averaged 25 points per game in the two games Gibraltar has played. The team has started their season 0-2 but are without big man Will Friedenfels and guard Brady Kita, as both sustained injuries during the football season that has held them out of the season so far. The Vikings lost to the Rebels last season early in the year 75-68, as the Rebels had Connor Taylor go for 43 in their win over Gibraltar. 

 

Wabeno/Laona has gotten off to a slower start this season as well, opening up at a 1-3 overall record. The Rebels are coming off of a win, however, as they took down NEWCHAA 68-33. Carter Janesch has been the leading scorer for the Rebels so far this season, as he leads with 18.8 points per game. 

 

Tip is scheduled for 2:30 in Wabeno. 

 

In other boys' basketball action from Thursday, Luxemburg-Casco beat Oconto Falls 62-49. No results were shared from Friday's Washington Island contest.

Badgers and Golden Eagles renew I-94 rivalry

The I-94 rivalry will be renewed Saturday night as the Wisconsin Badgers will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles. 

 

After their hardfought loss to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday night, Wisconsin will look to turn the momentum around into a win against the Golden Eagles. On a good note for the Badgers, star point guard Chucky Hepburn has seemed to have found his footing in the past two games, scoring 17 and 23 points in each. Wisconsin has not won in Milwaukee since 2016, but won the matchup last season. 

 

For Marquette, they are coming off of the upset of the season as they blew through #6 Baylor 96-70 Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles are led by the duo of Kam Jones and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, who both have averaged 14.1 points per game in their eight games played. Marquette is 6-2 on the season, and will look to add another win in the column and earn some bragging rights in the I-94 rivalry. 

 

Tip is set for 3:30 P.M. at Fiserv Forum. 

DCU swimming hits pool in Plymouth

The Door County United Swim Team will hit the pool again on Saturday in Plymouth.

 

The team finished in third place at their last meet in Chilton. Notable swims and finishes from that Chilton meet included:

  • 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

The first events begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Plymouth School District pool.

Girls basketball round-up: Algoma, Kewaunee earn important victories

Friday's slate included plenty of cross-Packerland matchups involving local teams.

 

Algoma earned an important Packerland Conference victory on Friday, beating NEW Lutheran 40-24.

 

Kewaunee secured their first victory of the season with a 55-29 victory over Gibraltar.

 

Sturgeon Bay was doubled up by a tough Oconto squad 82-40.

 

No scored was shared in the Southern Door/Peshtigo game. 

 

 

 

Brewers trade Wong for two MLB players

The Milwaukee Brewers are once again active in the trade market, this time it comes right before the Winter Meetings. 

 

The Milwaukee Brewers have traded Second Baseman and two time Gold Glove winner Kolten Wong to the Seattle Mariners. Milwaukee will get outfielder Jesse Winker and Utility player Abraham Toro back from Seattle, both quality major league players that could end up making their mark on the upcoming season depending on their playing time. 

 

Winker was an All-Star with the Cincinnati Reds back in 2021, and was traded to the Seattle Mariners before the 2022 season. Winker did not have a good season last year, batting .219 with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs. He has however, been known to play well in Milwaukee, and was a player no Milwaukee pitcher wanted to face in 2021. 

 

As for Kolten Wong, it appears that Milwaukee was looking to shop Wong all offseason after picking up his 10 Million dollar player option. Wong batted a strong .251 while battling an oblique injury on and off throughout the season. As for replacing him, the Brewers will have options. Whether that means improving Keston Huira’s defense and playing him there, moving Luis Urias to second base and signing a third baseman, or seeing what prospect Bryce Turang has to offer, Milwaukee seems to think they have the answer if they are willing to part ways with Wong. 

 

Expect even more news to come from Milwaukee, and the whole MLB as a whole soon as the Winter Meetings will begin December 4th. 

Wrestling round-up: Luxemburg-Casco destroys Marinette

Luxemburg-Casco lost one match and took six points in every other weight class as they beat Marinette 78-3. 


Starting at 106 pounds, Jake Jandrin, Michael Bostwick, Blakelee Bastien, Easton Worachek, Caleb Delebreau, George Herlache, Ryan Routhieaux, Sam Schutz, Trace Schoenebeck, Ezra Waege, and Javier Contreras. Only Waege's pin occurred outside of the first period. The Marines' lone win came at the 220-pound weight class, where Spartans' sophomore Caleb Salentine battled but lost 6-4 to Jaxon Smith.

 

The Spartans varsity wrestling team is back in action on Saturday when they host Bay Port, Port Washington, Sheboygan Falls, and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln beginning at 9 a.m.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Kewaunee will compete at an invitational Friday night in Kimberly featuring Amherst, Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Berlin, Brillion, Chilton, Clintonville Truckers, Coleman Cougars, Denmark, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fond du Lac, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay West, Green Lake/Princeton, Kaukauna, Kiel, Kimberly, Manitowoc, Menasha, Merrill, Mishicot, Neenah, New Holstein, New London, Oshkosh North, Princeton, Shawano Community, Shiocton, Wautoma, West De Pere, Weyauwega Fremont, Wild Rose, Winneconne, Wrightstown, and Luxemburg-Casco JV. First matches begin at 4 p.m.

 

(photo courtesy of Dan Rueckl)

Girls' basketball preview: Local teams hit the road

The Packerland Conference will host four games on Friday night.

 

Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. games, Gibraltar makes the trip south to Kewaunee, Algoma travels to Green Bay to face NEW Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay heads to Oconto, and Southern Door soars to Peshtigo.

 

Washington Island will play a pair of games in the Wisconsin Islands Invitational, battling Put-In-Bay at 2 p.m. and Mackinac Island at 4 p.m.

 

In the lone game played on Thursday, the Rikkola girls nearly outscored Shiocton in a 46-29 victory for Sevastopol.

Boys' basketball round-up: Kewaunee, Southern Door pick up wins

Packerland Conference teams from Door and Kewaunee counties had mixed results on Thursday.

 

Kewaunee cruised past its county rival Algoma 59-38.

 

Southern Door made the most of their trip to Oconto, winning the game 64-52.

 

Sturgeon Bay could not keep pace with NEW Lutheran in an 80-63 defeat.

 

Sevastopol also struggled offensively, falling to Peshtigo 68-24.

 

Friday night's games include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Oconto Falls and Washington Island battling Put-In-Bay at 3 p.m.

 

 

 

Phoenix have forgettable night against Milwaukee teams

Both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams battled their in-state rivals Milwaukee to unsatisfactory results on Thursday.

 

In Milwaukee, the Phoenix women were down at halftime but up at the end of the third quarter. They held a 52-49 lead with just under six minutes remaining but were held scoreless the rest of the way as the Panthers won the game 59-52. Maddy Schreiber led the team in scoring with ten points, while Bailey Butler and Hailey Oskey chipped in with nine each. The Phoenix will have to wait until 1 p.m. on Saturday to possibly get their first Horizon League win at IUPUI.

 

At the Resch Center, the Phoenix men gave up a 14-5 run at the end of the first half and continued to slide downhill from there as they lost to the Panthers 81-67. All-Horizon League performer Cade Meyer had his best game of the year with 19 points. Brock Heffner and Randy Tucker helped out with 12 points, and Zae Blake chipped in with 10. The Phoenix will also try to get their first win of the Horizon League season when IUPUI comes to town for an 11 a.m. tilt at the Resch Center.

Pioneers play host to Shiocton in non-conference matchup

The Sevastopol Pioneers will dip back into non-conference play Thursday night as they will make up their postponed game against the Shiocton Chiefs. 

 

Sevastopol was supposed to face Shiocton earlier in the season, but due to their football team being in the WIAA state tournament championship for Football, the game would end up being postponed. The Pioneers are coming off of a strong opening win to their Packerland conference season, defeating the Peshtigo Bulldogs 55-34. Sevastopol will continue a stretch of non-conference games in their schedule after their matchup with the Chiefs, as they will host the Roncalli Jets. 

 

Shiocton has split the two games that they’ve played, with a win over Wild Rose, and a loss to Southern Door in their season opener. The Chiefs are lead by Kendal Stingle, who is averaging 15.5 points per game in their two games played. 

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling begins season with conference dual

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team will begin their pursuit of another appearance in the team state tournament when they host Marinette on Thursday.

 

The Spartans lost their final match of the season last year in the state championship, falling to Amery 36-30. While Max Ronsman will be out due to an injury suffered during the football season, the Spartans will likely welcome back individual state tournament participants Easton Worachek, Issac Jerabek, Blakelee Bastian, Caleb Delebreau, Ryan Routhieaux, and Trace Schoenebeck.

 

The Marines' top wrestler last year, state qualifier Josh Walker, graduated after last season.

 

The varsity match will start at 6:30 p.m. after JV gets their matches in at 6 p.m.

Both Phoenix basketball teams take on state rival Milwaukee

The matchup of the Wisconsin Horizon league teams will be in full effect Thursday night as both UWGB’s womens’ and mens’ team will take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

 

The Phoenix womens’ team will be on the road in Milwaukee taking on the Panthers, after their trip to the St. Pete’s Showcase. A 1-1 finish in the showcase was due to a close loss to the Florida Gators 61-52 on Thanksgiving afternoon. The Phoenix bounced back however, to take the win over Northeastern 56-46 on Friday. Sydney Levy was the leading scorer for the Phoenix against Northeastern with 14 points.

 

The Panthers are 2-4 on the season with their big win of the season coming in an overtime win over Boise State 55-54. Milwaukee is led by Emma Wittmershaus, who has averaged 9.2 points per game so far this season.

 

On the mens’ side of things, Green Bay has started their season off slow, losing their first 6 games, all in double digit fashion as well. Brock Heffner was a bright spot for the Phoenix in their last matchup against UIC, scoring 19 points on 6 for 9 shooting and 6 for 10 free throw shooting. The Phoenix will begin their Horizon league play against the Panthers at home at the Resch Center.

 

 Milwaukee is on a three game winning streak to get their record to a solid 5-3 in non-conference play. The Panthers have played two power five opponents this season, both being losses to Purdue and Iowa State who both qualified for NCAA tournament last season. Milwaukee will be a tough test for the struggling Green Bay Phoenix team. 

 

Both teams will tip off at 7:00 P.M.

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