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Sturgeon Bay girls fall short Monday; face Pioneers Tuesday on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers were outpaced in the second half by Southern Door as they fell 70-44 on Tuesday night. 

 

Sturgeon Bay was right with the Eagles throughout the beginning of the first half, even holding multiple two points leads. Autumn Rass and Regan Kasten were the ones keeping the Clippers in it, as they tried to match every bucket scored by the Eagles. The duo of Allianna Dufek and Ashlyn Delfosse was two much as the time winded down in the first half. 

 

The Eagles would lead 33-23 at the half led by 12 from Ashlyn Delfosse. 

 

The second half is where the Clippers would begin to lose their grip on the game, as Isabella Price began to take over, as well as some strong defense from Callie Miller. A ten point lead would balloon out to a 20 point lead halfway through the second half, and Allianna Dufek shut the door with 10 more points in the second half for a team high 18. 

 

Cady Carlson provided a nice spark for Sturgeon Bay in the second half hitting 3 of her game high four threes in the second half en route to leading the Clippers in scoring. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will be back in action Tuesday night when they take on Sevastopol in Sturgeon Bay. Gary Barta and Lucas Stephenson will be on the call for that matchup on 103.3 The Clipper, 96.7 WBDK HD-2 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The pregame show is set for 7:15 P.M. with tipoff at 7:30 P.M. 

 

Girls basketball preview: Sturgeon Bay travels to Southern Door on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door girls basketball teams will square off on Monday night in a battle in Packerland Conference play. 

 

The Clippers are coming off of a Friday night loss in Peshtigo 62-36. That loss dropped Sturgeon Bay to 2-15 overall and 0-10 in the Packerland conference, with a matchup with their rivals on the horizon. In their last matchup against Southern Door, the Clippers fell by a score of 76-37. Regan Kasten led the way for Sturgeon Bay in that matchup, scoring a team-high 10 points. 

 

Southern Door fell to the best team in the Packerland conference Friday night as they could not keep up with the Sevastopol Pioneers losing 55-23. Allianna Dufek did most of the heavy lifting for their struggling offense against the pressure-packed defense of the Pioneers. Going into the matchup 9-9 overall and 4-6 in the Packerland, the Eagles will look for more scoring from their leaders in the last matchup between these teams, in Callie Miller and Ashlyn Delfosse. 

 

Gary Barta and Reece Robillard will have the call from Southern Door on 103.3 The Clipper, 96.7 WBDK HD-2, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The pregame show is set for 7:15 P.M. with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 P.M. 

 

In other girls' basketball action,  Luxemburg-Casco travels to Oconto Falls for a 7 p.m. tip and Kewaunee heads to Menasha for a 7:15 p.m. tip. 


Green Bay women welcome IUPUI

The Green Bay Phoenix wrap up their homestand with a Monday night game against the IUPUI Jaguars.

 

The Phoenix women provided a welcomed distraction from the discussion locally about Green Bay's men's program as they beat in-state rival Milwaukee 58-40 last Thursday. They outscored the Panthers in the final three quarters, pulling away for good in the fourth as the Phoenix outscored their visitors 18-6 in the fourth frame. Bailey Butler led the Phoenix with 15 points, six assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Jenna Guyer added 12 points off the bench, while Callie Genke chipped in with 10 points and two steals. 

 

The Jaguars are 12-8 on the year and 8-3 in the Horizon League despite losing one of their best players from last year's squad. They beat Milwaukee on Saturday 78-68.

 

Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

 

As for the men, their nightmare season continued on Saturday with a 77-46 loss to Wright State. They were well out of it by halftime where they trailed the Raiders 41-16.  Cade Meyer and Randy Tucker each scored 10 points while Clarence Cummings III added eight points in the loss. The Phoenix men will next play at IUPUI on Saturday. 

Gamblers sweep Caps in weekend set

The Green Bay Gamblers swept their in-state rivals Madison Capitols over the weekend in a home-and-home set.

 

In Friday's 4-3 win in Madison, Artyom Levshunov scored the game-winner six minutes into the third period and goaltender Adam Gajan stopped nearly everything in front of him as he made 36 saves on 39 shots. Jimmy Clark registered two points in the game on a goal and an assist.

 

In Saturday's dominating 7-4 win, the Gamblers scored three goals in the second and third periods to put distance between them and the Capitols. Matthew DiMarsico registered a hat trick and Jakub Altrichter collected three assists in the victory. 

Pioneers girls continue dominance with two wins over Eagles, Vikings

For a second straight weekend, the Sevastopol girls' basketball team took care of business as a part of the back-to-back slate.

 

On Friday, the Pioneers took down Southern Door 55-23 with Naomi Rikkola scoring 15 points and Kayla Ranly adding 11 points. Libby Ash drilled three of the team's seven three-pointers in the win. The Eagles' Alianna Dufek was the only player to have success against the Pioneers, scoring 17 points. Payton Gilbertson was one of three others to score in the game for the Eagles, amassing three points.

 

The Pioneers' defense was even stingier in their Saturday afternoon matchup against Gibraltar, beating their northern rivals 57-12. Ash hit seven shots from behind the arc to lead the team with 21 points. Bailey Rikkola scored 12 points while Naomi Rikkola and Ranly each added 10 points. The Vikings managed just two made field goals in each half. Chloe Alexander led the way with six points while Andie Schar and Betsy Lecy added two points.

Three wrestlers win individual titles across three tournaments

All four local wrestling teams were in action on Saturday at various tournament, including a pair of them at Sturgeon Bay.

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling team hosted some of the best teams in the state on Saturday en route to a 14th-place finish. Ben Roman (285) took 3rd place and Zak Wrobel (170) finished in fourth place as the Clippineers's lone place winners.

 

The Southern Door wrestling team responded to Thursday's disappointment with a strong fifth-place finish at the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic on Saturday. Hayden Jeanquart (160) captured first place while Trevor Englebert (138) and Mason Motquin (120) took third. Three others placed in the tournament.

 

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team only looked up at Kaukauna in the final standings of the Pulaski Invitational on Saturday. Jake Jandrin (106)  and Easton Worachek (132) took first place while Isaac Jerabek (120), Blakelee Bastien (126), Blakelee Bastien (182), and Ezra Waege (195). Six others placed on the day.

 

Kemper Robinson was the top-place winner for the Kewaunee wrestling team on Saturday at the Deerfield Scramble. Robinson took second place at 160 pounds while Matt Wery (145) and Mitchell Boeder (285) took 3rd place. Two others placed in the tournament.

DCU takes 10th in Small School State

It was a great day at the pool today. The boys showed up to do work today and I am immensely proud of them. We placed 10th out of a field of 19 today, and beat three of our conference rivals along the way. We also beat Sheboygan South, who we had previously swam against at their invite meet two weeks ago and lost to there.

Final scores:
1. Shorewood- 278.5
2. Rhinelander- 270
3. Whitefish Bay- 256
4. McFarland- 255
5. Nicolet- 197
6. Cedarburg- 170
7. Plymouth- 146
8. Whitnall- 138
9. Monona Grove- 115
10. DCU- 87.5
11. Baraboo- 79
12. Sheboygan South- 75
13. Grafton- 52
14. Kiel- 50
15. Fort Atkinson- 46
16. Edgewood- 44
17. Chilton- 32
18. Berlin- 18
19. Brown Deer- 13

Notable swims and finishes:

  • 8th place finish (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Colton Blackley, Logan Filar) in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:46.26 (a season-best in the 200 medley relay)
  • a huge 6th place (Kasten, Monfils, Ezra Linnan, Filar) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:35.33 (a season-best in the 200 free relay
  • 16th place finish in the 400 free relay (Linnan, George Atwell, Branden Neubauer, Blackley) with a time of 3:51.31
  • Atwell took 27th in the 200 free with a time of 2:08.94 (a season-best) and Neubauer took 29th with a time of 2:12.38
  • Monfils placed 10th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.69
  • Kasten took 10th in the 50 free with a time of 23.54 (a season-best), Filar tied for 14th with a time of 24.05, Buckley took 25th with a time of 24.81 (a season-best), Tre Wienke took 41st with a time of 27.54, and Eric Jimenez-Polster took 48th with a time of 29.32 (a season-best)
  • Linnan took 28th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:06.72
  • Filar took 13th in the 100 free with a time of 52.93, Blackley took 19th with a time of 54.79, Atwell tied for 30th with a time of 57.74 (a season-best), and Jimenez-Polster took 45th with a time of 1:04.17 (a season-best)
  • Kasten took 11th in the 100 back with a time of 58.97 (a season-best) and Linnan took 22nd with a time of 1:06.08
  • Monfils placed 8th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.11, Neubauer took 24th with a 1:15.23, and Wienke took 25th with a time of 1:15.56 (a season-best)


We have two short weeks left before sectionals.

Our next meet is Tuesday night at home against Pulaski!

Sturgeon Bay, L-C dance teams qualify for state

What is a right of passage for one school will be a unique experience for another as the Luxemburg-Casco and Sturgeon Bay dance teams qualified for state on Saturday.

 

Sturgeon Bay qualified for its first state appearance in both the pom and hip-hop categories in several years. The Clippers last qualified in 2012 for Division 2 Hip Hop State and 2009 for Division 2 Jazz. Luxemburg-Casco will join them in the pom category while they also qualified in the jazz category at the regional hosted by D.C. Everest High School in the Wausau area.

 

Both teams will compete in next week's state competition in LaCrosse on February 3rd. 

 

An original version of this story had this year as the first year the team had qualified for the state competition. The story now reflects that change. 

Boys Basketball Preview: Weekend slate includes three local area teams

Saturday's Boys Basketball slate will involve three local area teams, with two of them being Packerland matchups, and one non-conference matinee matchup. 

 

In the afternoon, Sevastopol hosts 14-1 Florence. 

 

Algoma will welcome in NEW Lutheran in Packerland play. 

 

The top teams in the conference face off as Southern Door travels to Peshtigo. 

 

Sevastopol's game will tip off at 1:30 P.M., and the other two matchups will tip at 7:30 P.M. 

 

In Friday's action, the Luxemburg-Casco boys' basketball team saw a three-point deficit get away from them Friday night, losing to Wrightstown by a final score of 87-62.

 

 

Girls' basketball round-up: Local teams struggle Friday, Door County clash scheduled for Saturday

The area's girls' basketball teams struggled to pick up victories on Friday night.

 

The Algoma Wolves found themselves down early and never could catch up in their 62-48 loss against Oconto.

 

The Gibraltar girls basketball team could not keep pace with NEW Lutheran on Friday night, falling 58-45. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay girls' basketball team struggled against Peshtigo, losing their match-up 64-36.

 

The Sevastopol girls' basketball team dominated Southern Door from start to finish in their 55-23 victory. 

 

The Vikings and Pioneers will meet each other on Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. matinee.

Wrestling preview: Sturgeon Bay hosts Door County Classic

The area's wrestling teams will compete in tournaments this weekend, including Sturgeon Bay's Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic.

 

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay will stick around town for the Door County Classic with Menominee Indian, Bay Port, Crivitz, Denmark, Freedom, Gillett/Suring, Iron Mountain, Lena, Little Chute, Marinette, Oconto, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West, Palmyra-Eagle, Suring, Two Rivers, Valders, Wittenberg-Birnamwood, and Wrightstown. Wrestling begins at 8 a.m.

 

At 9:30 a.m., Kewaunee will kick off the Deerfield Wrestling Tournament, with Poynette, Brodhead, DeSoto, Jefferson, Kenosha Christian Life, Lake Mills, Madison La Follette, Martin Luther, Menasha, Milwaukee Bradley Technical, Monona Grove, Mount Horeb, Parkview, Random Lake, Stoughton, Sun Prairie East. Waterloo and Waukesha South.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will head to Pulaski for their tournament with some familiar foes. The Spartans will face the likes of Pulaski, Antigo, Bay Port, Coleman Cougars, Denmark, Elkhorn, Freedom, Hortonville, Kaukauna, New London, Oconto Falls, Peshtigo, Port Washington, Pulaski, Seymour, and West De Pere. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.

DCU travels to Shorewood for invitational

The Door County United swim team will head to Shorewood for their second competition of the week.

 

Competing  teams include Baraboo, Berlin, Berlin/Green Lake, Brown Deer, Cedarburg, Chilton, Edgewood, Fort Atkinson, Kiel
McFarland, Monona Grove, Nicolet, Plymouth, Sheboygan South, Two Rivers, Whitefish Bay and Shorewood.

 

First events begin at 8 a.m.

Wrestling round-up: Door County teams split Packerland duals on U 102.1

Door County teams split their combined six duals Thursday night while Luxemburg-Casco scored a big non-conference win.

 

After beating Oconto 44-36, the Southern Door wrestling team could not come up with the points they needed as they fell to Peshtigo in the de facto Packerland Conference dual 39-36. Nora LeFevre, Mason Motquin, Wyatt Wilke, Hayden Jeanquart, and Cody Nellis all picked up a pair of wins between the two duals at the multi-team event. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling team led off the night with a 42-27 victory against Kewaunee, where the team mostly traded forfeits along with wins by Zak Wrobel and Gabe Kuehn. The forfeits would loom large in their losses against Peshtigo and Oconto where there just was not enough points available to take down the Bulldogs or the Blue Devils.

 

In a battle of No. 2's, Division 2's Luxemburg-Casco toppled its counterpart in Division 3 Coleman 40-21 on the road. Starting at 106 pounds, the Spartans and Cougars split the first two match before Luxemburg-Casco captured the next matches. Two of the victories were pins, including defending state champion Max Ronsman picking up one of his first wins since returning from a horrific leg injury during the football season. The Cougars took three of the final five matches, but it was not enough to claim the victory on their home mat.

 

Girls basketball round-up: L-C loses, Packerland ends week with conference matchups

The area's Packerland Conference basketball teams will finish their school week with Friday night games against familiar opponents.

 

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Sevastopol hosts Southern Door, Gibraltar visits NEW Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay heads to Peshtigo, and Algoma makes its way to Oconto.  Saturday will feature a 4:30 p.m. between Gibraltar and Sevastopol in Institute.

 

In Thursday night's action, Wrightstown cruised past Luxemburg-Casco 54-38.

 

DCU swim team holds own in conference meet

We’ll see both Two Rivers and Kiel again at the conference championship, which is going to be a dogfight. We keep ourselves mentally in the game, we should have a solid chance at marking our mark, even with a squad of nine.

 

Final scores:
1. Two Rivers- 119
2. DCU- 104
3. Kiel- 88


Notable swims and finishes:

  • 2nd (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Colton Blackley, Logan Filar) and 4th place (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Ezra Linnan, Eric Jimenez-Polster) finishes in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:50.22 and 2:05.67 respectively
  • 1st (Kasten, Blackley, Linnan, Monfils) and 4th (George Atwell, Wienke, Jimenez-Polster, Neubauer) place finishes in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:39.96 and 1:51.95, respectively
  • 3rd place finish in the 400 free relay (Kasten, Blackley, Atwell, Filar) with a time of 3:47.49
  • Atwell took 4th in the 200 free with a time of 2:12.59 (a season best) and Neubauer took 5th with a time of 2:13.95
  • Monfils placed 1st in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.21 and Linnan took 4th with a time of 2:26.53 (a season-best by five seconds)
  • Blackley took 3rd in the 50 free with a time of 25.81 and Jimenez-Polster took 5th with a time of 29.99 (a season-best and finally breaking 30 seconds)
  • Filar took 1st in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.37 and Linnan took 4th with a time of 1:08.88
  • Atwell took 4th in the 100 free with a time of 1:02.18, and Wienke took 5th with a time of 1:02.35
  • Filar took 3rd in the 500 with a time of 6:01.56 and Neubauer took 4th with a time of 6:14.65
  • Kasten took 1st in the 100 back with a time of 1:01.65, and Jimenez-Polster too 5th with a time of 1:22.53
  • Monfils placed 2nd in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.46 and Wienke took 4th with a 1:19.02


It’s just one meet on one night, and I’m confident we’ll show up Saturday feeling better and ready to put down some fast times.

Boys basketball round-up: Spartans boys take on Wrightstown in lone boys action

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys basketball team will be hitting the road Friday night as they take on the Wrightstown Tigers in Wrightstown. Tip from Wrightstown is set for 7:00 P.M. as the Spartans look to get a game away from .500 in the Northeastern Conference.

 

In Thursday night action, Kewaunee cruised past Gibraltar 63-40 and Algoma beat Sturgeon Bay 53-45.

Phoenix women defend home court, men lose on road

It was another mixed bag for the Green Bay Phoenix basketball programs Thursday night in the wake of the firing of men's basketball coach Will Ryan.

 

Athletic Director Josh Moon has spent the last few days explaining his decision to fire Ryan with just over a month remaining in the season, citing a need to change the culture. The Phoenix women provided a welcomed distraction from the discussion locally as they beat in-state rival Milwaukee 58-40. They outscored the Panthers in the final three quarters, pulling away for good in the fourth as the Phoenix outscored their visitors 18-6 in the fourth frame. Bailey Butler led the Phoenix with 15 points, six assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Jenna Guyer added 12 points off the bench, while Callie Genke chipped in with 10 points and two steals. The Phoenix are back in action on January 30th against IUPUI.

 

The Phoenix men did not find a different result on the road in their first game since the firing, losing to Northern Kentucky 68-50. Trailing by just five at the break, the Phoenix once again saw a deficit explode in the second half as they were outscored 37-24 in the second half. That was after the Phoenix rallied to make it 31-27 at the break after being down 23-10 12 minutes into the game. Cade Meyer led the Phoenix with 16 points and eight rebounds. Clarence Cummings III added 13 points and six rebounds. The road trip continues on Saturday at Wright State.

L-C wrestlers take clash with Coleman

In a battle of No. 2's, Division 2's Luxemburg-Casco toppled its counterpart in Division 3 Coleman 40-21 on the road.

 

Starting at 106 pounds, the Spartans and Cougars split the first two match before Luxemburg-Casco captured the next matches. Two of the victories were pins, including defending state champion Max Ronsman picking up one of his first wins since returning from a horrific leg injury during the football season. The Cougars took three of the final five matches, but it was not enough to claim the victory on their home mat.

 

Picture by Dan Rueckl

106

Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Parker Owens (Coleman) (MD 16-3)

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4

 

113

Conner Markiewicz (Coleman) over Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) (Dec 11-4)

3

0

 

120

Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over John Nowak (Coleman) (Dec 6-5)

0

3

 

126

Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Chase Gruber (Coleman) (Dec 5-4)

0

3

 

132

Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Raymond Lemieux (Coleman) (Dec 6-2)

0

3

 

138

Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Tommy Rohde (Coleman) (Fall 1:22)

0

6

 

145

Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Brady Gross (Coleman) (Dec 6-3)

0

3

 

152

Max Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cameron Kimmell (Coleman) (Fall 1:43)

0

6

 

160

Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over William Bieber (Coleman) (Dec 3-1)

0

3

 

170

Micah Kuchta (Coleman) over Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 0:23)

6

0

 

182

Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Peter Kuchta (Coleman) (Fall 5:04)

0

6

 

195

Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) over West Bieber (Coleman) (Dec 6-3)

0

3

 

220

Devin Otto (Coleman) over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 5:36)

6

0

 

285

Kain Otto (Coleman) over Aden Weber (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:09)

6

0

Team Score:

21

40

DCU swims in conference meet Thursday

The Door County United Swim Team will compete against two of its conference foes on Thursday in a triple-dual meet in Two Rivers.

 

DCU will meet the host school and Kiel when the first events begin at 6 p.m. Before their meet was canceled last week at Plymouth, DCU was coming off a sixth place finish at the Red Wing Invite. Notable swims included:

 

-2nd place (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Colton Blackley, Logan Filar) and 10th places (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Ezra Linnan, George Atwell) in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:48.18 and 2:01.54 respectively
-7th place (Blackley, Neubauer, Wienke, Monfils) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:42.45
-6th place finish in the 400 free relay (Kasten, Linnan, Atwell, Filar) with a time of 3:41.58 (a season best time in the 400 relay)

Spartans girls set for matchup with Wrightstown

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls basketball team will face off against the Wrightstown Tigers Thursday night. 

 

The Spartans will enter this matchup with a 7-9 overall record, and are 5-6 in the North Eastern Conference. Luxemburg Casco has lost three straight NEC matchups, and will look to avoid a four game drought. Brianna Brey will look to lead the Spartans Thursday night, as she averages 7.8 points per game. 

 

Wrightstown sits just above the Spartans in the NEC standings at 8-4 and won their most recent conference matchup against Little Chute. The Tigers won the first matchup between these two teams by a score of 64-54. Danielle Bruecker was the leading scorer on the floor on December 9th when the two teams played, as she poured in 18 points. 

 

Tipoff from Wrightstown will be at 7:00 P.M. 

Clippers Ski Team compete in Bayfield County

When you wake up in Washburn, Wisconsin, and Conway Twitty is playing on the radio, that's your first indication that it's going to be a great day of skiing and snowboarding.  This past Tuesday, the Clipper Ski and Snowboard Team rode that wave of Classic Country excitement to a fantastic showing at their second Northern Conference event of the season at Mt. Ashwabay in Bayfield County.  

 

Junior Tristan Brilla returned to his first action of the season this year, finishing second amongst all snowboarders and picking up where he left off last year as a State qualifier.  Brilla competed in the Boardercross, Slalom, and Giant Slalom and posted solid second-place times in all three events.  

 

In the skiing events, Junior Captain Tori Alger once again led the Lady Clippers, this time to a 4th place team finish ahead of their Northern Conference rivals, the Rhinelander Lady Hodags.  Alger placed 14th overall in the meet, and every girl on the team improved from the first meet at Snowriver.  Freshmen Jordis Brilla and June VanLieshout improved their times by 21% and 17%, respectively.  Junior Julia Gregory and Senior Lilly Cihlar also posted improved times, and Junior Maddie Propsom competed well in her first racing event of the season.  

 

Junior Ben Stephens posted the best Clipper times on the boys' side in his first racing action of the season, finishing 21st overall in the meet.  Junior Captain Xavier Jandrin and Freshman Levi Ullman also posted improved times over their first meet two weeks ago, but the highlight of the meet for the Clipper boys was hearing the PA announcer pronounce Jandrin's name as "HA-vee-air Jzahn-DREEN," which definitely sounds like an Argentine downhiller.  We will all tell our grandkids someday that we skied with the great HA-vee-air Jzahn-DREEN.

 

The Clippers compete closer to home next week in the third conference event, which will be held at Granite Peak in Wausau on Thursday, February 2nd.

 

Take 2: Packerland wrestling title on the line on U 102.1

The Packerland Conference crown for wrestling is on the line Thursday night as Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol hosts county rival Southern Door, Peshtigo, Kewaunee, and Oconto for a quadrangular meet.

 

The original edition of this multi-team dual was supposed to take place last week at Southern Door sans Kewaunee before Mother Nature canceled those plans. Heading into Thursday's action, Oconto and Southern Door have each already beaten Kewaunee this season, while Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Peshtigo have yet to wrestle in a conference dual.

 

In the week since, Kewaunee's 195 pound wrestler Mitchell Thompson won the Herb Tyler Invite in Sheboygan. Thompson pinned his way to the finals before beating Two Rivers' Chase Matthias with a decision. Four other Storm wrestlers placed in the Top Seven. Four Southern Door Eagles wrestlers reached the podium at Saturday's Herb Tyler Invitational. It was pin or be pinned for 113-pound Lukas Kallin, who went 2-1 on the day to take third as the top finishing Eagle on the day. Hayden Jeanquart took fourth at 160 pounds to continue his strong season. The Clippineers last competed two weekends ago as they took 11th out of the 18 teams at the Cutler Classic despite battling low numbers, injuries, and sickness. All of its wrestlers placed, but Spencer Madsen was the top finisher for the team as he hit the podium in third place at 126 pounds at the Cutler Classic. 

 

Tim Kowols and Lucas Stephenson will have the call on U 102.1 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the pre-dual show before wrestling begins at 5 p.m. You will find the schedule of those matches below. 

 

Schedule:

Round 1:     Oconto vs Peshtigo                SBS vs Kewaunee

Round 2:     Oconto vs SD                         SBS vs Peshtigo

Round 3:     Oconto vs SBS                       SD  vs Peshtigo

 

In other local wrestling action, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Coleman to take on its fellow state superpower at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball Roundup: Kewaunee and Southern Door claim double-digit wins

Local high school boys' basketball teams were busy on the hardwoods Tuesday night as the second half of the season heats up in Packerland Conference action.

 

In Algoma, the Kewaunee defeated their county-rival, as the Storm defeated the Wolves 68-52.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers lost at home to the NEW Lutheran Blazers 84-72.

 

The Southern Door Eagles outscored the Oconto Blue Devils 86-73 in Brussels.

 

In Institute, the Peshtigo Bulldogs were too much for Sevastopol as the Bulldogs rolled to a 85-46 win.

 

In the Northeastern Conference, the Luxemburg-Casco dropped their game to the Clintonville Truckers 55-42 at home.

 

Bucks set to host Jokic and Nuggets

The last four years of MVPs will face off as two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and back to back MVP Nikola Jokic will go to battle when Milwaukee hosts the Denver Nuggets. 

 

Milwaukee is fresh off of the second highest scoring output in the league this season, beating the Detroit Pistons 150-130. The Bucks were officially healthy for the first time this season, with the only player listed on the injury report being Serge Ibaka, who was listed out for personal reasons, and appears to be headed elsewhere soon according to Shams Charania. Khris Middleton returned for the first time since December 15th, and scored 8 points in 15 limited minutes. 

 

Nikola Jokic could very well be on his way to his third consecutive Most Valuable Player award, as he is nearly averaging a triple double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game. The Nuggets sit in first of the Western Conference so far this season at 33-14, with a two game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies. This will be the first matchup between the Bucks and the Nuggets this season, with the second set for March 25th. 

 

Tipoff from the Fiserv Forum is set for 7:00 P.M. 

Striver Gymnasts Tumbling to the Top

The Door County YMCA Striver Gymnastic Team continues to “tumble to the top!” The Striver Team competed in the “Tundra Invitational” this past weekend at the Green Bay YMCA. The Striver Team returned home with two Team Trophies and 33 individual event medals.

The Striver’s Excel Silver Team attended the competition one gymnast short of their full squad. The Silver team placed 3rd out of six teams. The Silver Team has 6 members, five of them are in their first year of competition.

Medaling for the group were Ellie Kelsey in the 9 and under group. Ellie placed 1st on vault, floor, beam, and all around. Teammate Delaney Allen, 9 and under placed 1st on bars. Keira Clark in the 10–11-year-old group placed 1st on bars and 4th in the all-around. Evelynn Kelsey placed 2nd on vault and 4th on bars. Lauren Gaida, in the 12 and older group, grabbed gold on vault, silver in the all-around and bars. Lauren captured bronze on floor.

The Excel Platinum Team returned home with a 1st place team finish. Amelia Zoschke in the 12 and under group earned Gold in the All-around, floor, and vault. Amelia returned home with silver on beam and bars. Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer grabbed gold on bars and silver vault, beam and the all-around. Anna Gallardo-Ibarra in the 14 and over group won beam.

The Striver Level 6 Team competed tumbled to a 3rd place Team finish out of 10 Teams. In the 13 and under age group, Sophia Sternard grabbed gold on floor, silver in the all-around and bronze on vault. Teammate Amira Anschutz earned silver on bars and bronze in the all-around. Shylee Asher placed 4th on bars and 6th in the all-around. Portia Hah placed 5th on bars, 6th on vault and 7th in the all-around.

The Striver Girls have tumbled to numerous victories already this season. The girls will continue tumbling and compete in the State Meet in March in Marinette, WI.  The girls will compete in the YMCA Gymnastic Nationals this June in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Striver Girls are coached by Nikki Pollman, Gerritt DeJonge and Heather Haese.

 

 

 

Report: Green Bay fires Ryan as head coach

The Green Bay Phoenix have reportedly cut the wings of its young head coach, firing Will Ryan on Tuesday.

 

Stadium Sports reporter Jeff Goodman was the first to report the news, which as of 1:15 p.m., has not been made official by the university or its athletic department. 

 

The son of former Wisconsin coaching legend Bo Ryan entered the role in dire straits, replacing a successful coach during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. After going 8-17 his first year, Ryan has won only seven games since, posting a 2-19 mark this season. 

Boys' basketball preview: Southern Door looks to continue its roll

A battle between two top-flight teams in the Packerland Conference highlights Tuesday's slate of high school boys' basketball.

 

At 7 p.m., Luxemburg-Casco will try to avenge the girls' program's loss to Clintonville.

 

At 7:30 p.m., Southern Door plays at home to face Oconto, Sturgeon Bay welcomes NEW Lutheran, Sevastopol stays in Institute to play Peshtigo, and Kewaunee travels south to battle Algoma. 

Wrestling preview: Busy week of multi-team duals begins Tuesday

Local teams will get plenty of mat time this week, with two local teams scheduled for quadrangular meets on Tuesday.

 

At 5 p.m., Southern Door is scheduled for a quadrangular featuring host Laona-Wabeno, Lakeland Union, and Phillips.

 

At 6 p.m., Kewaunee will set up the mats for a quadrangular meet against Freedom, Kiel, and Lena.

 

This is all ahead of Thursday's five-team dual meet that will feature six matches across two mats. The NEW Radio Sports Network and U 102.1 will broadcast the matches beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the pre-dual show followed by the first matches at 5 p.m. The schedule for that meet is below.

 

Schedule:

Round 1:     Oconto vs Peshtigo                SBS vs Kewaunee

Round 2:     Oconto vs SD                         SBS vs Peshtigo

Round 3:     Oconto vs SBS                       SD  vs Peshtigo

Bucks pound Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks exploded for nearly 50 points in the opening period en route to a 150-130 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

 

The Bucks hit 12 of their first 13 shots from the field and erupted with a 28-8 run to open the game, giving them a 20 point margin they would not let disappear. The Pistons played like a team still recovering from their matchup in Paris against the Chicago Bulls, which also resulted in a double-figure loss. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 29 points and 12 rebounds while Brook Lopez added 18 points. Jrue Holiday, Jevon Carter, and Bobby Portis also reached double figures in the Bucks victory. Bojan Bogdanovi? led the Pistons with 33 points. 

Girls' basketball round-up: Lady Spartans rolled over by Truckers on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls fell to the Clintonville Truckers in a North Eastern Conference matchup Monday evening 65-52.  The Spartans fell behind early 16-8, but rallied to take a 32-27 lead into halftime.

 

Clintonville came out of intermission on fire, as the Truckers went on a 19-1 run in the first nine minutes of the second half to take a 46-33 lead.

 

Luxemburg-Casco could not get any closer than eight points the rest of the way, as the Truckers were able to hit free throws to seal the victory. 

 

The Spartans were led by Gabby Wech with 11 points and Alana Mrotek with ten points.  Lauren Zwirschitz lead Clintonville with 22 points, as four Truckers scored in double figures.   

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco (5-6, 7-9 overall) will now travel to Wrightstown to take on the Tigers Thursday night.

 

The next broadcast will be on Tuesday, January 31 as the Lady Spartans host the Denmark Vikings.  The pregame on 104.1 WRLU begins at 6:45 p.m. with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.  The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call. 

 

In other girls' basketball action, Kewaunee rode a hot hand in the second half to beat Gibraltar 56-34, Algoma could not recover from an early deficit en route to a 59-54 loss to NEW Lutheran, Southern Door was nipped at home by Peshtigo 40-39, and Sturgeon Bay was handled by Oconto 88-31. 

 

As for Tuesday's action, Kewaunee gets back to work to play West De Pere on the road at 7 p.m.

 

(photo by Ron LeCloux) 

Phoenix women salvage weekend against Robert Morris

The Green Bay Phoenix women provided the only victory for the institution across four games on Sunday, handling Robert Morris 71-54.

 

The Phoenix trailed by one after the first quarter but took control from there, including a 16-7 spurt in the fourth quarter. Sydney Levy scored a season-high 21 points to help lead the Phoenix to the win after Friday's heartbreaker against Youngstown State.  Bailey Butler added 16 points and contributed five assists, while Callie Genke scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Phoenix victory. Phoenix Gedeon led the Colonials with 13 points.

 

The Phoenix will go for revenge on Thursday when they welcome Milwaukee to the Kress Center for a 7 p.m. tip.

Girls basketball preview: Lady Spartans host Clintonville on 104.1 WRLU Monday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls will take on the Clintonville Truckers in a North Eastern Conference matchup Monday evening.

 

The Spartans (5-5, 7-8 overall) are coming off a 47-40 loss to the Marinette Marines last Tuesday in Luxemburg.  Clintonville (2-8, 3-13 overall) were beaten by the Freedom Irish 65-28 on the road.  The Truckers are led by Natalie Sunita, averaging 10.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds. 

 

Freshman Brianna Bray is the leading scorer for the Spartans, coming off the bench and averaging 7.9 points per game.  Maggie Hanmann and Sammy Treml score at a 7.2 and 6.3 clip, respectively. 

 

The pregame on 104.1 WRLU is set for 6:45 pm and tip-off at 7 pm from Luxemburg.  The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call.

 

Other games scheduled for Monday include Algoma hosting NEW Lutheran, Kewaunee traveling to Kewaunee, Southern Door welcoming Peshtigo, and Sturgeon Bay playing at home against Oconto. All Packerland Conference games tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Gamblers split weekend series against the Rough Riders

Home cooking failed both teams this weekend as the Green Bay Gamblers and Cedar Rapids Rough Riders scored road victories against each other.

 

In Friday's 6-2 loss to the Rough Riders, Raimonds Vitolins scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period after the Gamblers had fallen behind 5-0. Nicholas Vantassell scored his 11th about 90 second later, but the Rough Riders made it 6-2 over a minute later thanks to Martin Lavins. 

 

In Saturday's 3-2 shootout victory, Raimonds Vitolins tied the game three minutes into the third period to force overtime, ending without a tally registered. The Gamblers would win in the shootout, with Vitolins and Artyom Levshunov scoring in their opportunities.

Badgers play postponed game against Northwestern on Monday

It is better late than never for the Wisconsin Badgers when they play the Northwestern Wildcats Monday evening.

 

The game was originally supposed to be played on Saturday, but the Wildcats were forced to postpone two games, including their contest against the Badgers, due to COVID-19 issues within the program. Both teams will have to cram in three games this week with the Badgers playing at Maryland on Wednesday and at home against Illinois Saturday.

 

The Badgers broke up a three-game losing streak last Tuesday against Penn State with a 63-60 victory. The team is trying to find its way without Tyler Wahl at full-strength. Steven Crowl led the Badgers with 21 points in the victory.

 

The Wildcats dropped two games before their pair of postponements, but they rattled the Big Ten with upset victories on the road at Indiana and at home against Illinois.

 

The Badgers and Wildcats will tip-off at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Packerland wrestlers have success at Herb Tyler

Kewaunee and Southern Door's wrestling team posted some strong individual performances at Saturday's Herb Tyler Invitational.

 

Another weekend, another title for Kewaunee's 195-pound wrestler Mitchell Thompson, this time at the Herb Tyler Invite in Sheboygan. Thompson pinned his way to the finals before beating Two Rivers' Chase Matthias with a decision. Four other Storm wrestlers placed in the Top Seven.

 

Four Southern Door Eagles wrestlers reached the podium at Saturday's Herb Tyler Invitational. It was pin or be pinned for 113-pound Lukas Kallin, who went 2-1 on the day to take third as the top finishing Eagle on the day. Hayden Jeanquart took fourth at 160 pounds to continue his strong season.

 

 

Girls basketball round-up: Sevastopol sweeps weekend

Packerland Conference girls' basketball teams spent their weekend traveling with varying degrees of success.

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers girls' basketball team made the most of their three-hour-plus road trip over the last two days, picking up wins against Owen-Withee and Mellen on consecutive days. 

 

Gibraltar lost their matchup to Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 74-42.

 

Southern Door more than doubled up Oconto Falls 44-21.

Phoenix men bounced while women look to bounce back

It is up to the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team to salvage a game in the two program's weekend residency at home.

 

The Phoenix men wrapped up theirs Saturday night with a 72-38 loss to Robert Morris. After trailing by just two at the break, they were outscored 53-21 in the second half. Randy Tucker led the Phoenix with 11 points and seven rebounds while Clarence Cummings III and Jack Rose added six points apiece in the loss. The Colonials went two separate 10-plus runs to separate themselves from the Phoenix

 

The Phoenix women are looking to come back from a heartbreaking 63-60 loss to Youngstown State on Friday night. Jasmine Kondrakiewicz and Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz each added 15 points on the night while Bailey Butler filled up the box score with eight points, six rebounds, and six assists. They face the Lady Colonials on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Girls Basketball Preview: Three road matinees highlight girls basketball action

Long drives will be the normal for area Girls Basketball teams as they play non-conference matinee basketball.

 

Southern Door stays the closest as they head to Oconto Falls to take on the Panthers

 

Sevastopol travels to the northwoods to face Mellen

 

Gibraltar visits Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah to face the Resorters. 

 

The tipoff times for Saturday are 2:45, 4:30, and 5:30 respectively. 

 

 

 

 

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling captures conference crown

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team won their duals over Oconto Falls, Wrightstown, and Freedom in dominating fashion Friday night, claiming the North Eastern Conference title.

 

They started the evening off with a 66-6 win over the Panthers before beating the Tigers 48-15. In a battle between two bitter rivals, the Spartans bested the Irish 47-29 in the championship round.

 

Picture courtesy of Dan Rueckl

106

Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

113

Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) over Everett Koltz (Wrightstown) (Dec 4-2)

0

3

 

120

Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cameron Schumacher (Wrightstown) (Dec 9-6)

0

3

 

126

Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Louis Hock (Wrightstown) (Dec 7-4)

0

3

 

132

Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Riley Verbeten (Wrightstown) (TF 16-1 4:00)

0

5

 

138

Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jacob Durocher (Wrightstown) (MD 14-2)

0

4

 

145

Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Owen Krueger (Wrightstown) (Dec 7-4)

0

3

 

152

Nick Alexander (Wrightstown) over George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:31)

6

0

 

160

Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Isaiah Pennenberg (Wrightstown) (Dec 5-1)

0

3

 

170

Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) over Carter Gilson (Wrightstown) (Fall 5:21)

0

6

 

182

Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Payton Vande Hey (Wrightstown) (Fall 0:49)

0

6

 

195

Josiah Coussons (Wrightstown) over Dylan LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:32)

6

0

 

220

Sam Keuler (Wrightstown) over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) (Dec 6-0)

3

0

 

285

Aden Weber (Luxemburg-Casco) over Brendan Gustafson (Wrightstown) (Fall 5:17)

0

6

Team Score:

15

48

 

220

Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

285

Brenner Cole (Oconto Falls) over Aden Weber (Luxemburg-Casco) (Dec 7-4)

3

0

 

106

Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Garrett Ganter (Oconto Falls) (Dec 5-1)

0

3

 

113

Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

120

Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

126

Hunter Bozile (Oconto Falls) over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) (Dec 5-4)

3

0

 

132

Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cole Bozile (Oconto Falls) (UTB 2-1)

0

3

 

138

Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

145

Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

152

George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jeremy Earley (Oconto Falls) (Fall 1:32)

0

6

 

160

Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Quinton McDonald (Oconto Falls) (Fall 4:34)

0

6

 

170

Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

182

Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

195

Ezra Waege (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

Team Score:

6

66

 

 

106

Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

113

Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) over Ben Micke (Freedom) (Fall 1:23)

0

6

 

120

Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Peter Tomazevic (Freedom) (Fall 3:13)

0

6

 

126

Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Ben Wagner (Freedom) (MD 13-0)

0

4

 

132

Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Brady Bock (Freedom) (Fall 1:39)

0

6

 

138

Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Vincent Cook (Freedom) (Fall 2:31)

0

6

 

145

Nathan VandeHey (Freedom) over Unknown (For.)

6

0

 

152

Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

0

6

 

160

Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Cayman Schuh (Freedom) (MD 10-2)

0

4

 

170

Jack VanRossum (Freedom) over Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) (TF 16-0 4:58)

5

0

 

182

Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Patrick Moore (Freedom) (Dec 4-0)

0

3

 

195

Trent Feucht (Freedom) over Dylan LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 0:25)

6

0

 

220

Henry VanderHeiden (Freedom) over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:16)

6

0

 

285

Hunter VanderHeiden (Freedom) over Aden Weber (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:51)

6

0

Team Score:

29

47

 

Gibraltar boys outlasts Algoma on U 102.1

In a seesaw battle between two Packerland Conference rivals, it was Gibraltar that delivered the final blow in a 58-53 victory Friday night at Algoma.

 

The Vikings took an early lead with Jake Schar pacing the offense with turnaround jumpers inside the arc and threes in transition to help the team build a 10 point lead. It was then the Wolves' Kaden Vardon's turn to take the reins of the game offensively. He scored 11 of his team-high 11 points in the first half to help the Wolves get back into the game. Coupled with a press defense and a timely three by Cody Kirchman, the Wolves turned the deficit into a one-point halftime advantage.

 

The Vikings would flip the script of the game from the opening whistle, going on a 11-1 run that would give them another 10-point lead in the contest. The Wolves flipped the switch again defensively as the Vikings struggled to get looks in the middle part of the second half while Algoma's offense whittled away at the deficit. The two teams would jockey for position the rest of the way until Schar's runner in the final minutes went in while he got fouled, leading him to convert the three-point play. Carl Burgess would ice the game away in the final seconds, converting three of his final four free throws bookending a stretched-out block by Will Friedenfels.

For the Vikings, Schar led the way with 26 points while Friedenfels added nine and Braden Sitte and Burgess each chipped in eight. Vardon was joined by Owen Robertson and Parker Lischka in double figures.

 

The Vikings will next play at Kewaunee on January 26th while the Wolves host Kewaunee on January 24th. 

 

 

Daoust's 41 pushes Eagles narrowly over Blazers on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door Eagles can thank Drew Daoust for their win against the NEW Lutheran Blazers 75-72 on 103.3 The Clipper Friday night. 

 

Drew Daoust had his scoring going early and often in this matchup, as he got into the painted area with ease, and did most of his scoring from the inside. Southern Door got into some serious foul trouble with their bigs, as Jared Hawkey and Taylor Schaefer had 3 and 2 fouls respectively going into the half. 

 

Elijah Meerstein was the go-to scorer for the Blazers in the first half, as he had 15 at the break. The Eagles would lead 32-26 going into the break, led by Daoust's 21. 

 

The second half would be a one on one scoring matchup between Daoust and Tristian Lynch. Both players would trade buckets back and forth, and Lynch would give the Blazers the lead with around 6 minutes to play in the second half. 

 

The Eagles would lean on strong post play from Hawkey and Schaefer at the end of the second half, as both players would be clutch from the free throw line to wrap up the 75-72 win. Daoust and Lynch would both score 20 alone in the second half. 

 

Southern Door had three players finish above 10 points, with Daoust finishing with 41, Hawkey with 15 and Schaefer with 12. Tristian Lynch led the Blazers with 26, joined with Elijah Meerstein pouring in 23. 

Luxemburg-Casco battles for NEC wrestling crown

The North Eastern Conference crown is on the line Friday night when the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling joins the other member institutions in Appleton.

 

The top three teams from each division will wrestle across divisions to determine the conference dual champion. Luxemburg-Casco could wrestle against Freedom, Wrightstown, Waupaca, or Clintonville during the evening. The bottom two teams from each division will also wrestle two duals. 

 

The Spartans come into the conference duals tournament undefeated, with just tournament action and a date against last year's state runner-up Coleman on the docket after tonight.

 

Below is what the schedule will look like from Fox Valley Lutheran this evening:

ROUND 1: 4:30PM
ROUND 2: 6PM (APPROXIMATELY)
ROUND 3: 7:30PM (APPROXIMATELY)

Boys Basketball Preview: Two Packerland battles set for NEW Radio Sports Network Friday

NEW Radio Sports Network will have two broadcasts of Packerland Conference boys basketball Friday, plus other local boys teams will be in action all around the area. 

 

On U 102.1, the Gibraltar Vikings will pay the Algoma Wolves a visit. 

 

On 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2, Southern Door will host NEW Lutheran

 

Other games around the area include, Sevastopol welcoming in Oconto, Kewaunee traveling to Sturgeon Bay, and Luxemburg Casco playing their third game of the week, taking on Oconto Falls.

Packerland Conference issues rescheduled dates for missed Thursday contests

Thursday's snow event took its toll on Packerland Conference schedule makers, forcing some of the make-up dates into February.

 

Here are some of the rescheduled dates for the games missed:

 

Girls Basketball

Sturgeon Bay vs. NEW Lutheran 2/2/23

Sevastopol @ Peshtigo 2/18/23

Kewaunee vs. Algoma

Southern Door @ Oconto

 

Wrestling 

Southern Door, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Oconto, and Peshtigo at Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 1/26/23

 

Swimming

Meet has been canceled

Phoenix men stumble, women face tall task against Youngstown State

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball programs continue their Horizon League schedule with three more games this weekend.

 

After keeping it close in the first half, the Phoenix men were outscored 49-38 in the game's second stanza in an 86-70 loss to Youngstown State Thursday night. A 20-0 run by the Penguins put the game out of reach early in the second half before the Phoenix had their extended run to make the game closer than it seemed. Brock Heffner had his best night in a Phoenix uniform, leading the team with 24 points. Garren Davis added 17 points, and Clarence Cummings chipped in 14 points in the loss. The team's final appearance at the Resch Center will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday when they welcome Robert Morris.

 

The Phoenix women will have their crack at the Penguins on Friday night at the Kress Center at 7 p.m. Former Phoenix assistant John Barnes has built the Penguins into a formidable program as they are 12-5 on the season and a game behind Green Bay in the Horizon League standings. The Penguins were also the preseason pick to win the Horizon League, with 12 more votes than second-place Green Bay. Four players scored in double-figures for an 11th consecutive win on January 14th when the Phoenix defeated Cleveland State 82-65. The Phoenix women will also play Robert Morris on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

Girls Basketball Preview: Potential Winter Storm puts girls slate in question

With the potential for extreme winter weather brewing on Thursday, the Girls Basketball slate is full, but could be in jeopardy. 

 

Note: The slate below has been updated to reflect school closings.

 

Kewaunee hosts inner-county rival Algoma

 

Southern Door makes the trip up to Oconto

 

Sevastopol takes on Peshtigo in another top Packerland contest. 

 

Sturgeon Bay searches for their first Packerland win at NEW Lutheran

 

All games are set to tipoff at 7:30 P.M. 

Phoenix men play final Resch games of the season

The Green Bay Phoenix begin their final homestand of the Resch Center portion of their schedule on Thursday with a game against Youngstown State.

 

The Phoenix and the Penguins are on opposite sides of the Horizon League standings with Green Bay standing pat with a 2-17 record and Youngstown State boasting a 14-5 mark. The Penguins are riding a hot streak coming into their matchup with the Phoenix, winning their last four games. As for the Phoenix, four players reached double figures, but it was not enough as the Phoenix fell 74-53 to Northern Kentucky. 

 

The Phoenix will stick around town for the weekend as they play Robert Morris on Saturday. Thursday's game begins at 7 p.m. while Saturday's game will begin at 6 p.m.

 

The final four games of the Phoenix's home schedule will take place in February at the Kress Center on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Gamblers restart season Friday vs. Rough Riders

The Green Bay Gamblers will enter the second half of their season with a home-and-home against the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders on Friday at the Resch Center.

 

The Gamblers enter the series in fifth place in the USHL with 32 points, eight points behind first-place Chicago Steel. Nick Vantassell made the most of his break as he played in the Bio Steel All-American Game, featuring the best American-born USHL players in the league. He scored a power play goal and got an assist for Team White in a 6-3 loss for Team Blue. 

 

The Rough Riders find themselves in eighth place with 26 points.

 

Friday's game will take place in Green Bay, while Saturday's will switch venues to Cedar Rapids. Despite the scenery change, both games will start at 7:05 p.m.

Packerland wrestling title on the line on U 102.1

NOTE: This event has been canceled due to school being called off at all four schools. Make-up date for the matches and associated broadcast TBD.

 

The Packerland Conference crown for wrestling is on the line Thursday night as Southern Door hosts county rival Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Peshtigo, and Oconto for a quadrangular meet.

 

Heading into Thursday's action, Oconto and Southern Door have each already beaten Kewaunee this season, while Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Peshtigo have yet to wrestle in a conference dual.

 

Last weekend, the Clippineers took 11th out of the 18 teams at the Cutler Classic despite battling low numbers, injuries, and sickness. All of its wrestlers placed, but Spencer Madsen was the top finisher for the team as he hit the podium in third place at 126 pounds at the Cutler Classic.

 

The Eagles competed in two different tournaments with the girls at Muskego, despite only having three wrestlers, placing 10th out of 33 teams.  At New London, the Eagles finished 3rd out of 18 teams.  Head coach Jerry Englebert says they are showing steady improvement and wrestling with more urgency and confidence.  There's room for improvement, but the growth in the last few weeks has been very fun to be a part of.

 

Click here to listen to our interview with head coach Jerry Englebert

 

The Bulldogs won its own 11-team tournament with Reese Yunke (138), Ethan Brissette (145), Kyle Rupert (182), and Connor Thomas (220) winning their brackets.

 

The Blue Devils took sixth in the Valders Vikings Scramble with Dominic Caylor (160 pounds) winning his weight class while two others took fifth. 

 

Weather permitting, Tim Kowols and Lucas Stephenson will have the action on U 102.1 beginning at 4:30 p.m with the pre-dual show followed by duals at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. tentatively.

 

 

Eagles squeak past Storm on 103.3 The Clipper

The Southern Door Eagles defeated the Kewaunee Storm 63-59 behind a 30 point outburst from Drew Daoust. 

 

The Eagles led for most of the game Tuesday night, as they got out to a very early lead, and only gave it up a handful of times. Taylor Schaefer scored the first five points of the entire night, as he was joined by fellow senior forward Jared Hawkey in assisting the Eagles to an early lead. 

 

Thomas Stangel would not let Southern Door get too comfortable with a lead however, as he scored the first 8 points for the Storm, who had Cal Ihlenfeldt battle with foul trouble throughout the whole night. Southern Door would get out to a 13-12 lead, and that is when Daoust would begin to erupt. 

 

Multiple transition-and-ones was the story for Drew Daoust between both halves, as he finished with 13 in the first half and 17 easy points in the second. Daoust and company had Southern Door leading 31-26 at half. 

 

Schaefer and Hawkey would assist even more within the second half, as Kewaunee would cut the lead down to as little as two, but never lead in the second half en route to the 4 point loss. Schaefer would finish with 12 and Hawkey finished with 15. 

 

Southern Door will take on NEW Lutheran next on 103.3 The Clipper, while Kewaunee prepares for Sturgeon Bay. 

Vikings boys sink Clippers on U 102.1

The Gibraltar Vikings started each half strongly and finished the game with a 67-58 win over Sturgeon Bay Tuesday night in Fish Creek. 

 

The Vikings started hot out of the gate with a 7-0 lead early. Behind great three-point shooting from Calvin Richard and Isaak Aune, the Clippers were able to reel in the Vikings to keep the game close. Carl Burgess was able to knock down three three-pointers of his own to help give the Vikings a 35-33 lead at the break. The two teams combine to hit 11 shots from behind the arc in the first half.

The Vikings came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, going on an 8-0 run in the opening minutes of the second half to build a 10-point lead early. The Clippers would respond once again with Garrett Ulberg hitting a pair of threes and their defense denying the Vikings the ability to set-up an inside game. The Vikings were able to get to the free-throw line and hit their shot when they needed to keep the Clippers at bay for their third win of the season and their second in the Packerland Conference.

 

Jake Schar led the Vikings with a game-high 23 points and Carl Burgess added 20 points in the victory. Will Friedenfels scored 12 points including a pair on a dunk in the second half.

 

Aune scored 22 points to lead the Clippers in the loss while Richard scored thirteen points, with the two combining to hit eight shots from deep. Three others scored at least six points in the loss.

The Vikings will travel to Algoma on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game to air on U 102.1. The Clippers will be at home on Friday to welcome Kewaunee for a 7:30 p.m. game to air on 1033 The Clipper.

 

Spartan girls fall to Marinette on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls battled but came up short to the Marinette Marines 47-40 in a North Eastern Conference matchup Tuesday evening in Luxemburg. 

 

The first half was dictated by pressing defense and several turnovers by both teams, as the Spartans trailed by as much as eight points but rallied and pull within two points at 16-14 at intermission. 

 

The Spartans stayed close until the final minutes, but the Marines sealed the win with free throws by hitting 11 shots from the charity stripe in the second half alone.

 

Marinette was led by Riley Kieffer with 11 points, eight of those in the second half.  The Spartans were led by Samantha Treml who scored nine points with Alana Mrotek and Alayna Deprez adding eight.

 

Luxemburg-Casco (5-5, 7-8 overall) will now travel to Oconto Falls to take on the Panthers Thursday night. 

 

(photo  courtesy of Ron  LeCloux)

Badgers get back on winning track with win over Penn State

The Wisconsin Badgers snapped a three-game losing streak in Big Ten play with a 63-60 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday night. 

 

Steven Crowl led the Badgers with 21 points and grabbed 11 boards to propel Wisconsin to their fourth Big Ten win.  Chucky Hepburn added 13 points, while Tyler Wahl and Connor Essegian each chipped in 10 points to help the Badger cause.  

 

After the two teams went scoreless from the field in the last two minutes, Hepburn hit two free throws to finish the scoring, as a desperation three-pointer by Penn State’s Andrew Funk hit the back of the rim and popped out as time expired.

 

Wisconsin (12-5, 4-3 Big Ten) will play the Northwestern Wildcats on the road on Saturday with the tip at 11 a.m.  

Girls basketball round-up: Gibraltar and Algoma lose, Spartans play on 104.1 WRLU

It was a rough night for the area's girls' basketball teams on Monday.

 

The Algoma Wolves girls' basketball team could not get their offense rolling as they lost to the Bonduel Bears 61-17 on the road.

 

The Crivitz Wolverines erupted for 26 second-half points as they went on to beat the Gibraltar Vikings' girls' basketball team 43-32.

 

No results were shared for Monday's rescheduled Kewaunee/Peshtigo or Sturgeon Bay/Denmark matchups.

 

On Tuesday, The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls will host the Marinette Marines in a North Eastern Conference matchup. The pregame show will start at 5:45 p.m. with the opening tip at 6 p.m. 

 

Boys basketball round-up: Spartans win, local matchups highlight NEW Radio Sports Network coverage

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans upended the Marinette Marines in a North Eastern Conference matchup Monday evening 75-70 snapping a seven-game losing streak and starting a busy week on the NEW Radio Sports Network.

 

On 103.3/96.7 WBDK HD-2, Southern Door will make its way to Kewaunee for a battle between two of the Packerland's top teams.

 

Playing on U-1021, Gibraltar will stay at home to face Sturgeon Bay.

 

The two radio games will also air on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other Tuesday night games in local boys' basketball action include Sevastopol traveling to NEW Lutheran and Luxemburg-Casco host Pulaski. Both of those games will start at 7:30 p.m.

Home cooking helps Bucks in win over Pacers

The Milwaukee Bucks showed how much they missed the Fiserv Forum in their 132-119 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

 

The Bucks struggled earlier, finding themselves down by six points after the first quarter and trailing 76-65 at halftime. The defense and the offense started to click in the third quarter as they ate away at the deficit in the third quarter before outscoring the Pacers by 18 points in the game's final frame. 

 

Jrue Holiday made up for Giannis Antetokounmpo's absence, scoring 35 points. Bobby Portis added 21 points, while Jordan Nwora, Brook Lopez, and Grayson Allen cracked double figures. Myles Turner scored 30, and T.J. McConnell chipped in 29 points in the loss for the Pacers.

DCU swimming sets season-bests at Red Wing Invitational

The Door County Swim Team came in seventh out of eight teams at the Redwing Invite, beating rival Plymouth. There were a lot of solid swims, and some events that raked in big points for us. The boys gave their all today, and I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Our meet this next Thursday against Plymouth looks like it’s going to go down to the last events.

Final scores:
1. Sheboygan North- 490
2. Marshfield- 389
3. Sheboygan South- 329
4. Ashwaubeon- 304
5. GBU- 252
6. DCU- 243
7. Plymouth- 242

Notable swims and finishes:

  • 2nd place (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Colton Blackley, Logan Filar) and 10th places (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Ezra Linnan, George Atwell) in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:48.18 and 2:01.54 respectively
  • 7th place (Blackley, Neubauer, Wienke, Monfils) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:42.45
  • 6th place finish in the 400 free relay (Kasten, Linnan, Atwell, Filar) with a time of 3:41.58 (a season-best time in the 400 relay)
  • Neubauer took 9th in the 200 free with a time of 2:11.19 and Atwell took 12th with a time of 2:13.77 (a season-best)
  • Monfils placed 1st in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.33 (a season-best)
  • Kasten took 5th in the 50 free with a time of 23.90 (a season-best), Linnan took 11th with a time of 25.22 (a season-best), Blackley took 12th with a time of 25.25, and Wienke took 23rd with a time of 27.53 (a season-best)
  • Filar took 8th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.95 (a season-best)
  • Filar took 8th in the 100 free with a time of 54.89, Blackley took 14th with a time of 57.14, Atwell took 17th with a time of 59.00 (a season-best) and Eric Jimenez-Polster took 20th with a time of 1:07.72
  • Kasten took 4th in the 100 back with a time of 59.45, Linnan took 7th with a time of 1:04.48 (a season-best), and Jimenez-Polster took 16th with a time of 1:22.32 (a season-best)
  • Monfils placed 1st in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.89, Neubauer took 9th with a 1:13.28 (a season-best), and Wienke took 13th with a time of 1:16.54 (a season-best)


Our next meet is Thursday night at Plymouth. It should be a tight competition!

Spartans sink Marines on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans upended the Marinette Marines in a North Eastern Conference matchup Monday evening 75-70 snapping a seven-game losing streak. 

 

The Spartans (4-6, 5-9 overall) took control of the first half and went into halftime with a comfortable 40-26 lead thanks to Chase Bukouricz leading the way in scoring with 17 of his team-high 21 points.  The Spartans went on a 16-0 late in the half to open up the big 14 point lead

 

The Marines used a full court press and made a run in the second half to close within one point, 57-56, but the Spartans would open up the lead again with a nine point run late to finally put the game away.  Caleb Blohowiak contributed  15 points and Jack Rollin added 14 more, eight from the free throw line, to help the Spartan cause.  Dominic Smerchek paced the Marines with 26 points and Cale Ducane contributed 21, but it was not enough as Marinette remains winless with an 0-8 record in the NEC and 0-12 overall.

 

The Spartans will now host Pulaski to take on the Red Raiders in a non-conference game Tuesday night.  The next boys basketball broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and New Radio Sports Network will be on Thursday, February 2nd when the Spartans host Denmark in NEC action.

 

 

 

 

The pregame is set for 6:45 pm on 104.1 WRLU and tip off shortly after 7:00 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.

 

(photo above courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

 

 

 

Girls basketball preview: Non-conference games dominate Monday slate

With one notable exception, the area's girls' basketball teams will play teams outside their conference on Monday.

 

Kewaunee travels to Peshtigo to make up their game from December 16th at 7:30 p.m. as a part of Monday's only conference game.

 

Gibraltar travels around the bay to Crivitz to play a 7:15 p.m. matchup.

 

Algoma will also play at 7:15 p.m., but they will make the trip to Bonduel for their game.

 

Sturgeon Bay will stick around town to welcome Denmark to town for a 6:30 p.m. game.

 

 

Boys basketball preview: Luxemburg-Casco hosts Marinette on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host the Marinette Marines in a North Eastern Conference matchup Monday evening with hopes of snapping a seven-game losing streak. 

 

The Spartans (3-6, 4-9 overall) are coming off a lopsided 87-38 conference loss to Fox Valley Lutheran last Thursday.  Marinette (0-7, 0-11), on the other hand, is still looking for their first win of the season and are led by Sam Sommerfeldt who is averaging 14 points per game.  Chase Bukouricz leads the way in scoring for the Spartans at 12.2 points per game this season.

 

The pregame is set for 6:45 pm on 104.1 WRLU and tip off shortly after 7:00 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.

 

In other boys' basketball action, Algoma will play host to Stockbridge at 6 p.m.

Wrestling review: Southern Door, SBS, Kewaunee post strong weekends

The area's three Packerland Conference wrestling teams posted strong performances at their respective tournaments over the weekend.

 

For Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Spencer Madsen was the top finisher for the team as he hit the podium in third place at 126 pounds at the Cutler Classic.

 

Southern Door's Hayden Jeanquart won the 160-pound weight class at the Cutler Classic, while Jonas Jandrin (182 lbs) took second place, and two others took third.

 

At the same tournament, Kewaunee's Mitchell Thompson won his bracket at 195 pounds, and Ezra Ducat took second at 220 pounds.

 

As a team, Southern Door took third, Kewaunee seventh, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 11th out of the 18 teams at the Cutler Classic, which Coleman won with 202 points. 

State men's basketball teams struggle

If you cheer for a Division 1 men's basketball team hailing from Wisconsin, you spent a portion of it averting your eyes from the court as all four of the state's teams took losses over the course of 48 hours.

 

On Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers showed why they have been missing Tyler Wahl with a 63-45 loss to Indiana. The Hoosiers' second half was almost more than what the Badgers scored the entire game, exploding for a 42-25 advantage after the break. Connor Essegian led the way for the Badgers with 14 points.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix was not much better, losing 74-53 to Northern Kentucky on Saturday. The Phoenix failed to score 30 points in either half while allowing the Norse's Marques Warrick to register 21 points and two others to score at least 13. Randy Tucker scored a team-high 14 points while three others cracked double-figures.

Girls Basketball Preview: Weekend slate highlighted by three Packerland matchups

With four local teams in action on Saturday, the local area Girls Basketball slate is set for some quality games. 

 

The Gibraltar Vikings will host the Algoma Wolves in a local showdown

 

Southern Door travels to Green Bay to take on NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy

 

Sevastopol and Oconto face off for the top Packerland spot. 

 

Southern Door and NEW Lutheran are set to tip at 1:00, with the two others tipping at 7:30 P.M. 

Daoust, Eagles outlast Vikings on U-1021

A 9-0 run towards the beginning of the second half proved to be the fatal blow the Southern Door Eagles needed as they went on to beat the Gibraltar Vikings 55-47.

 

A combination of foul calls and good defense kept both offenses at bay early with the Vikings' Braden Sitte and the Eagles' Drew Daoust trading buckets early. A late run by the Vikings, led by Sitte's nine first-half points, gave them a slim 25-23 lead at the break. The Vikings would build the lead out slightly to four points before the Eagles went on their 9-0 run that would determine the fate of the evening.

Daoust did not hit a three-pointer in the contest but made nine shots from the field in the second half en route to a 35-point game.  Many of those points came after Mateo Jauregui injured his ankle after anchoring a defense that frustrated the Eagles sophomore in the opening frame. The Vikings would not get closer than four points after the 9-0 run, despite Sitte and Will Friedenfels each registering six of their 15 and 11 points respectively in the second half. Carl Burgess contributed nine points to the cause in the Vikings' loss. For the Eagles, it was Jared Hawkey acting as Daoust's sidekick with 11 points with Taylor Schaefer contributing four points and a strong defensive presence. 

Both teams play again on Tuesday with the Eagles traveling to Kewaunee to face the Storm while the Vikings welcome the Clippers of Sturgeon Bay for 7:30 p.m. tips. 

DCU swims at Sheboygan South Invitational

The boys of the Door County United swim team will hit the pool for the second time this week competitively when they head to Sheboygan South High School.

 

Ashwaubenon, Marshfield, Plymouth, Racine Park, and Sheboygan North will also compete at the invite with DCU. The team is coming off a meet victory earlier this week against Kiel and Berlin.

 

The first events begin at noon.

Packerland wrestling teams head out for tournaments

The area's Packerland Conference teams will hit the road for wrestling tournaments all beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

 

Southern Door has its pick between two tournaments, according to PackerlandConference.org. The first is in Muskego, where they are slated to face the likes of Wisconsin Lutheran, Oconomowoc, Watertown, Martin Luther, Badger, Holmen, Menasha, Slinger, West De Pere, Horicon, Oregon, Amherst, Brown Deer, Cadott, Chilton, Clinton, Edgerton, Fort Atkinson, Greenfield, Lomira, Madison La Follette, Mineral Point, New Berlin West, Turner, Whitefish Bay, Whitnall, Mauston, Wilmot Union, Pius XI, Arrowhead, Westosha Central, Brookfield East, and Eau Claire North.

 

The second option has some more familiar foes as they would join Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol and Kewaunee in New London to battle Rosholt, Coleman, Berlin, De Pere, Dodgeland, Fond du Lac, Green Lake/Princeton, Laona-Wabeno, Manawa, Menasha, Oshkosh North, Random Lake, Waupaca, and Weyauwega Fremont.

Gibraltar, Southern Door meet on U-1021

It is north versus south in a Packerland Conference battle in Brussels Friday night as Gibraltar travels to meet Southern Door.

 

The Vikings picked up their first conference win of the season last Saturday when they beat Sevastopol, but lost to the visiting Menominee Maroons 76-59 earlier this week. Jake Schar had another strong game offensively, erupting for 25 points, while Will Friedenfels chipped in 13 points. Vikings head coach Travis Ward says it has been nice to have Friedenfels back in the line-up after suffering an injury during the football season.

For the Eagles, it has been Drew Daoust racking up big point totals again this season as he has been averaging over 31 points per game. In their last game, Daoust was good in the first half, but got even better in the second as he scored 23 of his game-high 35 points after the break to lead the Eagles past Algoma 59-54. The Eagles got 11 points from Jared Hawkey and nine points from Taylor Schaefer. Head coach Josh Vandenbush says he has been impressed by the growth of his sophomore guard.

The Eagles and Vikings will battle each other on U-1021 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m. with Tim Kowols and Gary Barta on the call. 

 

You can listen to the full interviews with Gibraltar head coach Travis Ward and Southern Door head coach Josh Vandenbush by clicking the links. 

Short-handed Storm wrestling goes 1-2 in quad meet

The Kewaunee wrestling team dropped its conference dual and split its matchups against NEC schools on Thursday night in a home quadangular.

 

Against Luxemburg-Casco, the Storm dominated the upper weight classes with three straight pins only to give up the rest of the matches by mostly forfeits in a 64-18 defeat.

 

RESULTS

160: Ryan Routhieaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

170: Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

182: Trace Schoenebeck (Luxemburg-Casco) over Kemper Robinson (Kewaunee) (Fall 0:46)

195: Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) over Dylan LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 0:54)

220: Ezra Ducat (Kewaunee) over Caleb Salentine (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 2:21)

285: Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) over Aden Weber (Luxemburg-Casco) (Fall 1:46)

106: Jake Jandrin (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

113: Michael Bostwick (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

120: Reese Barbiaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Isaac Benz (Kewaunee) (MD 15-6)

126: Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Trevor Gauthier (Kewaunee) (Fall 0:26)

132: Blakelee Bastien (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

138: Easton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

145: Caleb Delebreau (Luxemburg-Casco) over Matt Wery (Kewaunee) (Fall 3:47)

152: George Herlache (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (For.)

 

In their Packerland Conference dual, it was all pins and forfeits as the Storm and Southern Door split their eight contested matches but the Eagles prevailed 60-24.

 

RESULTS

145: Matt Wery (Kewaunee) over Trevin Veeser (Southern Door) (Fall 1:06)

152: Danica Neville (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

160: Hayden Jeanquart (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

170: Thomas Jackson (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

182: Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) over Kemper Robinson (Kewaunee) (Fall 1:34)

195: Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) over Cody Nellis (Southern Door) (Fall 1:29)

220: Ezra Ducat (Kewaunee) over Brayden Bertrand-Kinnard (Southern Door) (Fall 1:11)

285: Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) over Colton Krueger (Southern Door) (Fall 0:18)

106: Breanna Motquin (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

113: Nora LeFerve (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

120: Mason Motquin (Southern Door) over Isaac Benz (Kewaunee) (Fall 4:42)

126: Spencer Slezewski (Southern Door) over Trevor Gauthier (Kewaunee) (Fall 3:41)

132: Wyatt Wilke (Southern Door) over Seth Chevalier (Kewaunee) (Fall 1:06)

138: Sydney Turner (Southern Door) over Unknown (For.)

 

In their lone victory, the forfeits matched up well, and the Storm won five of the six contested matches to beat Little Chute 37-24.

 

RESULTS

152: Mitchell Verbeten (Little Chute) over Unknown (For.)

160: Double Forfeit

170: Double Forfeit

182: Kemper Robinson (Kewaunee) over Logan Jansen (Little Chute) (Fall 5:53)

195: Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) over Brock Gardner (Little Chute) (Fall 1:26)

220: Matthew Boeder (Kewaunee) over Brandon Brady (Little Chute) (Dec 8-4)

285: Mitchell Boeder (Kewaunee) over Noah Vanlankveldt (Little Chute) (Fall 0:26)

106: Double Forfeit

113: Brayden Allgeyer (Little Chute) over Unknown (For.)

120: Isaac Benz (Kewaunee) over Unknown (For.)

126: Trevor Gauthier (Kewaunee) over Unknown (For.)

132: Riley Cornell (Little Chute) over Seth Chevalier (Kewaunee) (Fall 1:11)

138: Trenton Behling (Little Chute) over Unknown (For.)

145: Matt Wery (Kewaunee) over Owen Kucharski (Little Chute) (MD 11-3)

 

Southern Door, Luxemburg-Casco, and Little Chute all wrestled each other as well, but those results were not shared.

 

Photo by Dan Rueckl

DCU tops Kiel, Berlin in triple-dual

The Door County United swim team secured the win Thursday over Kiel and Berlin. It was a close night, but the nine boys pulled it out and got the job done. Well done!

 

Final scores:
1. DCU- 121
2. Kiel- 119
3. Berlin- 61

 

Notable swims and finishes
-1st place (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Colton Blackley, Logan Filar) and 4th places (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Ezra Linnan, Eric Jimenez-Polster) in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:46.35 (a season best in the 200medley relay) and 2:05.52 respectively
-1st place (Kasten, Blackley, Linnan, Filar) and 3rd places (George Atwell, Wienke, Jimenez-Polster, Neubauer) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:38.00 (a season best in the 200 free relay) and 2:00.30 respectively
-2nd place finish in the 400 free relay (Linnan, Atwell, Wienke, Monfils) with a time of 3:50.28

-Blackley took 2nd in the 200 free with a time of 2:07.50 and Neubauer took 5th with a time of 2:13.27
-Filar placed 2nd in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.46 (a season best) and Atwell took 4th with a time of 2:37.82 (a season best)
-Blackley took 1st in the 50 free with a time of 24.89 (a season best) and Wienke took 3rd with a time of 27.45 (a season best)
-Filar took 3rd in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.36 and Linnan took 4th with a time of 1:05.00 (a season best)
-Kasten took 1st in the 100 free with a time of 53.08 (a season best) and Jimenez-Polster took 4th with a time of 1:07.63 (a season best)
-Monfils took 3rd in the 500 free with a time of 5:34.15 and Atwell took 4th with a time of 6:13.30
-Kasten took 1st in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.16 and Jimenez-Polster took 6th with a time of 1:25.33
-Monfils placed 1st in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.24 and Neubauer took 3rd with a 1:17.47

 

Our next meet is Saturday at Sheboygan South for the Redwing Invite.

Clippers roll over Wolves on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers were able to dominate all facets of the game Thursday night, as they blew out the Algoma Wolves 58-35 on 103.3 The Clipper. 

 

From the start the Clippers were clicking on all cylinders, hitting shot after shot from outside, and getting second chance points at ease. Isaak Aune and Calvin Richard were the stars of the first half, and they continued it throughout the whole game. 

 

Aune hit two back to back step back threes to officially sink the Wolves’ chances of mounting a comeback, and sparking a huge run for the Clippers to get out to a 21 point lead. Solid defense throughout the whole game kept that lead in check, as the Clippers used a 1-3-1, 2-1-2 and 2-3 defense at some point in the game to hold the Wolves offense at bay. 

 

The Player of the Game for Sturgeon Bay was Isaak Aune, who fueled the Clippers to the win. 

 

More boys' basketball action is on tap for Friday night as Gibraltar and Southern Door battle on U-102.1 with Tim Kowols and Gary Barta on the call and Sevastopol playing host to Kewaunee.

Spartan boys outrun by Foxes on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans were blitzed at home by the Fox Valley Lutheran 87-38 on Thursday night in North Eastern Conference action.

 

The Foxes came out on fire hitting their first six shots and taking a commanding 16-0 lead before Josh Parins hit two free throws about four minutes into the game for the Spartans.

 

The Foxes would take as big as a 30-point lead in the first half before going into halftime comfortably ahead at 48-22.  Sam Ferge scored 13 of his team-high 24 points in the first half, including three straight three-pointers, to spur the Foxes.  Adam Loberger added 23 more for Fox Valley Lutheran (7-2, 10-3 overall) who put on a clinic at the Spartans’ expense.

 

Parins paced the Spartans with seven points while Jack Rollin and Lance Cherovsky chipped in six points each.

 

The Spartans (3-6, 4-9 overall) will now regroup and look to snap a seven-game losing streak when they host the Marinette Marines next Monday night in Luxemburg.  The pregame is set for 6:45 pm on 104.1 WRLU and tip off at 7:00 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.

 

More boys' basketball action is on tap for Friday night as Gibraltar and Southern Door battle on U-102.1 with Tim Kowols and Gary Barta on the call and Sevastopol playing host to Kewaunee.

Door County United to swim dual at Kiel

The Door County United Swim team will take on its next opponent on the road on Thursday when they travel to face Kiel.

 

DCU placed 8th out of a field of 16 at the Cedarburg Invitational over the weekend,which featured some of the strongest swim teams in the state. 

 

Notable swims and finishes:
-7th place (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Ezra Linnan, Logan Filar) and 15th places (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Colton Blackley, George Atwell) in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:48.32 and 2:01.52 respectively
-10th place finish (Blackley, Linnan, Wienke, Kasten) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:40.52
-13th place finish in the 400 free relay (Monfils, Atwell, Neubauer, Filar) with a time of 3:46.76 (a season-best in the 400 free relay)

Point scorers:
-Monfils placed 5th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.15 (a season-best)
-Filar took 7th in the 50 free with a time of 23.83
-Filar took 13th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.65 (a season-best)
-Kasten tied for 9th in the 100 free with a time of 53.58 (a season-best), and Blackley took 14th with a time of 54.41 (a season-best)
-Kasten took 6th in the 100 back with a time of 59.08 (a season-best)
-Monfils placed 8th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.08

 

The dual meet at Kiel against the Raiders begins at 6 p.m. 

 

Boys basketball Preview: Clippers to honor Benesh; take on Wolves on The Clipper, Spartans host Foxes on WRLU

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys basketball team will take to their homecourt again when they take on the Algoma Wolves Thursday night. 

 

The Clippers will enter the game against Algoma with a 4-7 overall record, as they will be coming off of a loss to the Kohler Blue Bombers 102-78. Isaak Aune did his usual work in the teams win, as he scored 32 in his effort to will the Clippers to a win. Sturgeon Bay will gladly get back into Packerland conference play, as they have gone 2-4 out of the conference, and 2-3 in the Packerland, and will look to get back to .500. 

 

Algoma is fresh off of a blowout win themselves, as they defeated Gresham Community 88-18. Four Wolves scorers finished in double digits, as they were led by senior forward Kaden Vardon who scored 29 for a season-high. The Wolves have seemed to figure some things out through their past six games. Between two seventy or more point outputs, or keeping games close against top Packerland powerhouses, the Wolves could be ripe for a second half turnaround. 

 

The game Thursday night will be in remembrance of late Sturgeon Bay Coach Jim Benesh. Coach Benesh will be honored before the game. 

 

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

 

Other Thursday night action includes Luxemburg-Casco playing at home against Fox Valley Lutheran at 7:00 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 p.m. with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call. 

Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee, Southern Door battle in quadangular

Three of the area's four local wrestling programs will converge in Kewaunee on Thursday night for a quadrangular meet.

 

Kewaunee will host local foes Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco along with Little Chute as a part of the meet that starts at 6 p.m.

 

All three local schools are coming off tournaments last weekend in seasons that have been short on dual meets thus far. The Spartans won the team title at the Duffy Invitational hosted by Port Washington with 254 points, more than 60 points ahead of second-place Baldwin-Woodville. Jake Jandrin (106), Michael Bostwick (112), Isaac Jerabek (126), Easton Worachek (138), Caleb Delebreau (145), and Trace Schoenebeck (182) all won their weight classes with nine others placing. The Southern Door wrestling team placed all six of its wrestlers at the 15-team Rocket Scramble at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School on Saturday. Hayden Jeanquart took first place at 170 pounds, pinning all four of his opponents. Four other wrestlers finished the day with just a single loss. The Storm wrestled at a triple-dual last week in Oconto Falls, but results were not shared. 

 

Outside of tournament action, the JV wrestlers for Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco battled against each other at Bay Port last month. 

Boys Basketball Roundup: Algoma rolls as L_C, Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay, and Kewaunee fall

Area boys basketball teams were busy on the hardwoods on Tuesday night with only one local team coming away with a non-conference victory.

 

The Algoma Wolves took a 50 point lead into halftime and cruised to a 88-18 win against Gresham on the road.

 

The Kewaunee Storm lost a heartbreaker to Valders 63-62 to the Valders Vikings in nailbiter in Valders.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers lost a high-scoring affair on the road to Kohler 102-78.

 

The Gibraltar Vikings lost at home 76-59 to Menominee (MI) in Fish Creek.

 

In Northeastern Conference basketball action, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans fell to the Waupaca Comets on the road 77-70 after leading at halftime 28-27. 

Girls Basketball Recap: Kewaunee edges Southern Door, Sevastopol and L-C wins

The action was fast and furious and the court Tuesday night as girls basketball in the area had a mixture of conference and non-conference action.

 

In Brussels, the Southern Door Eagles fell to the Kewaunee Storm 56-54 in a Packerland Conference nail-biter.

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers blew out the Green Bay NEW Lutheran Blazers 67-25 at  home.

 

In Valders, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans outlasted the Vikings 53-43 as Brianna Bray scored 11 points. 

 

The Gibraltar Vikings upended the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 61-49 on the road on 103.3 The Clipper.  

 

 

 

Badgers fall late to Michigan State

The Wisconsin Badgers let a five-point lead slip away in the final minutes of their 69-65 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in Madison.  

The game was a back-and-forth affair all night long as the Spartans (12-4, 4-1 B1G) prevailed at the Kohl Center.

Former Marquette University player Joey Hauser led the Spartans with 20 points, while Steven Crowl paced the Badgers (12-5, 3-2 B1G) with 19 points and Chucky Hepburn added 14 more.

Wisconsin will now travel to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers on Saturday with a noon tip-off. 

 

 

 

Sturgeon Bay cannot overcome Vikings pressure; lose on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers held an early lead during the first half, but the Gibraltar Vikings rode their defensive success to a 61-49 win on Tuesday night on 103.3 The Clipper. 

 

Dasha Yeltysheva and Cady Carlson would do most of the early scoring for the Clippers as they jumped out to a quick lead, but that lead was gone with the swarming defense of the Gibraltar Vikings. The Vikings closed passing lanes quickly, and it allowed Andi Schar to start to take off. 

 

Schar would have 10 of her game-high 17 points as she led the Vikings into the break with a lead, 30-23.

 

After the break it was more of the same, with Colleen Carlisle and Betsy Lecy joining in on the scoring as well, as the Vikings rode their zone defense through the first half, and effectively put heavy ball pressure in the second en route to their 61-49 win. 

 

Andie Schar was named Player of the Game, as she scored a game-high 17 points for Gibraltar. 

Bucks rally in New York Garden party

The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves down by 17 points late but figured out how to get past the New York Knicks 111-107 Monday night.

 

The Bucks and the Knicks ended each quarter relatively even, with the home Knicks heading into their locker room at the Madison Square Garden up by five at the break. The Knicks built their 17-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Bucks ended the frame on a 13-2 closing run. They carried that momentum into the fourth quarter, used a 9-3 outburst to erase the deficit, and took an 82-81 lead with over 10 minutes to go. The Bucks outscored the Knicks by nine in the fourth quarter.

 

Seven players scored in double figures for the Bucks, led by a double-double by Giannis Antetokounmpo (22 points, 10 rebounds) and 17 points apiece from Joe Ingles and Brook Lopez. Jrue Holiday added 15 points in the win. That was enough to weather Jalen Brunson, who scored 44 points for the Knicks while two others cracked 20 points.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta to face the Hawks.

 

 

Girls Basketball Round-up: Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar square off on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers girl basketball team and Gibraltar Vikings will look to grab their first Packerland win as they face off Tuesday night. 

 

Sturgeon Bay picked up their 2nd win of the season last Thursday against Green Bay East before losing the second night of their back to back to the Algoma Wolves 55-32. Between those two matchups, Autumn Rass showed her scoring ability, as she combined for 28 points. Cady Carlson has been an overall strong contributor to the Clippers as well with her rebounding ability, as she has grabbed 7 rebounds a game. 

 

The Gibraltar girls basketball team has begun to find their footing this season, even if the record does not reflect it. A close game against the Southern Door was a key example of that, as the Vikings lost by 10, but hung around the whole game, and even led at certain points in the first half. Forward Colleen Carlisle has scored in double digits in her last three games, benefiting from her ability to get to the free throw line. 

 

Gary Barta and Reece Robillard will be on the call from Sturgeon Bay on 103.3 The Clipper, 96.7 WBDK-HD2, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The pregame show is set for 7:15 with tipoff at 7:30 between the Vikings and Clippers. 

 

In Monday night action, Algoma toppled Green Bay East 61-20. Other local girls basketball games scheduled for Tuesday include Sevastopol hosting NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, and Kewaunee traveling to Southern Door

Brewers welcome back Miley

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed veteran left-handed pitcher Wade Miley to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2024. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold. 

An updated 40-man roster can be found here. An updated 2023 Wade Miley media guide bio can be found here. 

Miley, 36, owns a career record of 99-94 with a 4.13 ERA in 292 games (285 starts) during 12 seasons with Arizona (2011-14), Boston (2015), Seattle (2016), Baltimore (2016-17), Milwaukee (2018), Houston (2019), Cincinnati (2020-21) and Chicago-NL (2022). He is tied for ninth in the Major Leagues in starts since the 2011 season, including fifth among left-handed pitchers.

During his first stint in Milwaukee, Miley went 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 16 starts as the Brewers won the National League Central championship and advanced to the seventh game of the NLCS against Los Angeles. He made four starts in the postseason that year, posting a 1.23 ERA (14.2ip, 2er).  

Miley was a 2012 All-Star with the Diamondbacks and authored a no-hitter with the Reds on May 7, 2021 at Cleveland.

Boys basketball round-up: Sevastopol falls to Mishicot, non-conference action continues

Sevastopol kicked off the week for the Packerland's non-conference slate with a loss to Mishicot on Monday.

 

The Pioneers lost their matchup to the Indians at home 73-49.

 

Other non-conference matchups scheduled for Tuesday include Sturgeon Bay traveling to Kohler at 6:30 p.m., Gibraltar hosting Menominee (MI) at 7 p.m., Kewaunee heading to Valders at 7 p.m., and Algoma cruising to Gresham at 7:15 p.m. Luxemburg-Casco will play an NEC matchup at Waupaca beginning at 7 p.m.

 

 

Algoma girls head to Green Bay East

The Algoma girls' basketball team looks to continue their winning ways Monday night with a game at Green Bay East.

 

The Wolves snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night with a 55-32 win over Sturgeon Bay. The Wolves set the tone early, bringing a 37-12 lead into the break. Ryley Zimmerman scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half. Emily Kirchman added 12 points, and Teagan Luedtke registered another 11 points to help pace the Wolves.

 

The Red Devils are still looking for their first victory in their 13th try of the season. The Sturgeon Bay girls' basketball team withstood a hot-shooting night from Jamaya Mariner to win their second of the season over Green Bay East 59-45. Mariner led the Red Devils with a game-high 25 points.

 

Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.

Sevastopol boys at home to face Mishicot

The Sevastopol boys' basketball team will open their week with a non-conference home game against Mishicot.

 

The Pioneers ended last week on a sour note, losing to county-rival Gibraltar 74-49. Frankie DeYoung led the way with 12 points, while Daniel Castillo and Lucas Delsart each added 11 points in the loss for the Pioneers.

 

The Indians and the Pioneers share similar 2-8 records. They had a two-game winning streak snapped by Hilbert in a 72-42 decision on Friday. Kaden Kowalski leads the team with just over 12 points per game.

 

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

Detroit sends Green Bay packing

In the end, it was that Detroit Lions team that beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night 20-16, ending not just a dream run toward the playoffs but potentially the career of Aaron Rodgers in the green and gold.

 

It was a half of missed opportunities for the Packers as they traded touchdowns for field goals early to build a 9-3 lead. The last best chance of a Packers score in the first half was fumbled away by Aaron Jones, an opportunity the Lions would not waste as they kicked a field goal as time expired to make it 9-6.

 

After trading punts, the Lions' Jamaal Williams scored the first of his two touchdowns to put his team ahead for the first time in the game. The Packers would retake the lead a drive later with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Allen Lazard with 3:17 left in the third quarter.

 

A long drive ending in Williams' second touchdown gave the Lions the lead, effectively ending the season at 20-16. Like his predecessor, the final throw of Rodgers' career with the Packers may have ended with an interception. The Lions would run out the final three minutes on the clock to send the Packers home and the Seahawks, who won their game earlier in the day, to the NFC Playoffs.

 

Rodgers ended his day with just 205 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception to his name. 

Gamblers split home-and-home with Fighting Saints

Home cooking was the key ingredient for a pair of games between the Green Bay Gamblers and the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

 

On Friday at the Resch Center, the Gamblers broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period to win the game 4-2. Nicholas Vantassell and Jayden Davis each tallied one goal while Raimonds Vitolins scored a pair of goals to give the Gamblers the win. Three of the goals came on the power play. Kristoffer Eberly stopped 27 of the 29 shots he saw.

 

It was a different story 24 hours later in Dubuque where the Fighting Saints scored two goals in the first and third periods to beat the Gamblers 5-3. The Fighting Saints scored the first two goals in the first period, only to have the Gamblers tie the game five minutes into the second period. A goal scored by Max Montes with three seconds remaining in the period changed the trajectory of the game as the Fighting Saints would score first in the third period and registered an empty netter for their final tally.

 

The Gamblers head to Michigan this weekend to to play Team USA on Friday and Saturday.

Win and in for the Packers vs. Lions

The Green Bay Packers can get into the playoffs by simply beating the Detroit Lions on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers have found their offensive stride since the fourth quarter of its 28-19 win against the Chicago Bears. Last week, the Packers turned several turnovers into 28 points as they stomped the Minnesota Vikings 41-17.

 

The Lions have been great football themselves over the last several weeks to get to within a win and a Seahawks loss away from their own playoff berth. They have won four of their last five games, including a 41-10  battering of the Bears last week.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m.

Boys' basketball round-up: Gibraltar, Southern Door garner wins

Two games featured four local opponents on Saturday night.

 

The Southern Door Eagles boys' basketball team received another big performance from Drew Daoust as they turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 59-54 victory over Algoma Saturday night. 

 

Carl Burgess played long ball Saturday night as Gibraltar beat Sevastopol 74-49. Burgess drilled four three-pointers en route to a game-high 16 points. Braden Sitte added 12 points while four others scored at least six points.

Southern Door's Jeanquart, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Wrobel win wrestling titles

Two local wrestlers ended their Saturday on top of the medal stand at their respective tournaments.

 

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Zak Wrobel came home the big winner from Saturday's Manawa Invitational. Wrobel won three of his four matches by pin before his day ended when his final opponent had to withdraw due to injury. Spencer Madsen, Ethan Denamur, and Ben Roman took second place as the team took fourth overall.

 

The Southern Door wrestling team placed all six of its wrestlers at the 15-team Rocket Scramble at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School on Saturday. Hayden Jeanquart took first place at 170 pounds, pinning all four of his opponents. Four other wrestlers finished the day with just a single loss.

DCU takes eighth at Cedarburg Invitational

It was a great meet today, and the boys had a series of really great swims. Hard work definitely pays off, and our times in the pool are proof of that. I could not have asked for more from our squad of nine. We placed 8th out of a field of 16, many of which are some of the strongest swim teams in the state. Some of these teams we won’t see again until state, and it was nice to get a look at what we’re coming up against in D-1. We will meet back with Plymouth and Berlin in a few weeks at the conference championship, and it’s anyone's for the taking right now. We finished just behind Plymouth today. To say I’m proud would be an understatement.

Final scores:
1. Verona- 392.5
2. Whitefish Bay- 344
3. West Bend- 259
4. Shorewood- 239.5
5. Arrowhead- 221
6. Cedarburg- 196
7. Plymouth- 139
8. DCU- 115
9. Whitnall- 114
10. Menominee Falls- 112
11. Port Washington- 60
12. Berlin- 40
13. Nicolet- 36
14. Grafton- 35
15. Brown Deer- 1
*Also competing- Franklin

Notable swims and finishes:
-7th place (Race Kasten, Jack Monfils, Ezra Linnan, Logan Filar) and 15th places (Tre Wienke, Branden Neubauer, Colton Blackley, George Atwell) in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:48.32 and 2:01.52 respectively
-10th place finish (Blackley, Linnan, Wienke, Kasten) in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:40.52
-13th place finish in the 400 free relay (Monfils, Atwell, Neubauer, Filar) with a time of 3:46.76 (a season-best in the 400 free relay)

Point scorers:
-Monfils placed 5th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.15 (a season-best)
-Filar took 7th in the 50 free with a time of 23.83
-Filar took 13th in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.65 (a season-best)
-Kasten tied for 9th in the 100 free with a time of 53.58 (a season-best) and Blackley took 14th with a time of 54.41 (a season-best)
-Kasten took 6th in the 100 back with a time of 59.08 (a season-best)
-Monfils placed 8th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.08

Our next meet is Thursday, January 14. It’s a dual meet against Kiel at Kiel. I am confident that it will be a great meet!

Wrestling round-up: Spartans capture Duffy title

Good luck happens for people who work at it, and Luxemburg-Casco did more than just that at The Duffy Tournament Friday night.
 

The Spartans won the team title with 254 points, more than 60 points ahead of second-place Baldwin-Woodville. 

 

Jake Jandrin (106), Michael Bostwick (112), Isaac Jerabek (126), Easton Worachek (138), Caleb Delebreau (145), and Trace Schoenebeck (182) all won their weight classes with nine others placing.

 

Full results from Friday's tournament featuring Luxemburg-Casco, and previews for Saturday's tournament action featuring Southern Door, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol can be found at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Door County United swimming gets back to work

After a long layoff, the Door County United Swimming Team gets back into the pool for competition. 

 

The team heads to Cedarburg to face Arrowhead, Berlin, Brown Deer, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Menomonee Falls, Nicolet, Shorewood, Verona, West Bend West, and Whitefish Bay. 

 

In their last meet, notable swims and finishes against Chilton and Two Rivers included:
-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)

 

The meet begins at 1 p.m.

Girls' basketball round-up: Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay pick up wins

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay scored important victories on Thursday night ahead of an even busier Friday night of action locally.

 

Sturgeon Bay saw Autumn Rass put up 21 points as they beat Green Bay East 59-45.

 

Southern Door made its living at the charity stripe in a 48-42 victory over Algoma. 

 

Friday's slate of action features the Clippers sailing to visit the Wolves, the Eagles soaring to Gibraltar, and Kewaunee hosting Sevastopol in Packerland Conference action that begins at 7:30 p.m. Luxemburg-Casco will host Waupaca at 7 p.m.

Boys basketball round-up: Gibraltar, Kewaunee lose close games

Local teams showed fight but some lacked the positive results you may have hoped for in Thursday's action.

 

Kewaunee was edged by Kiel 45-44 on the road.

 

Gibraltar staged a late comeback in a 67-61 loss to Oconto.

 

Luxemburg-Casco fell to Little Chute 57-30.

 

Sevastopol picked up its second win of the season in a 56-47 victory over Stockbridge. 

 

Algoma could not keep pace with Peshtigo in a 56-46 defeat.

 

While there are no boys' games tonight, there are two on Saturday, with Gibraltar hosting Sevastopol and Southern Door traveling to Algoma. 

Wrestling round-up: L-C heads to Port Washington

It is another weekend and another tournament for the Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team, this time heading to Port Washington.

 

Competing alongside the Spartans at the tournament are Baldwin-Woodville Area School District, Berlin, Burlington Area School District, Evansville, Homestead, Janesville Craig HHS, Kimberly, Milton, New Berlin West, Oak Creek, Oconto Falls, Oshkosh West, Ozaukee, Plymouth School District, and Port Washington.

 

Kewaunee participated in a quadrangular meet on Thursday against Oconto, Oconto Falls, and Clintonville, but no results were shared.

Phoenix basketball split their matchups

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams saw their streaks continue through mixed results on Thursday.

 

The Phoenix women led by ten at the break and doubled it by the end in a 72-51 victory over Wright State. Sydney Levy narrowly missed a second double-double on the season with 19 points and nine rebounds.  Jasmine Kondrakiewicz nearly had her own as well, with 16 points and eight rebounds. Bailey Butler and Maddy Schreiber added 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the win. The Phoenix allowed the Raiders to get narrow the gap in the middle periods, but they outscored them 20-6 in the fourth quarter to earn their eighth straight victory.

 

The Phoenix dropped their third straight Horizon League contest with a 79-69 loss to IPFW. The loss spoiled a pair of banner nights as  Clarence Cummings III scored a season-high 23 points, and Cade Meyer registered a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Phoenix found themselves down by more than 17 points in the second half, but a strong effort got them to within eight in the final minutes.

 

Both teams play in matinees on Saturday with the women playing at Northern Kentucky and the men at Cleveland State.

Boys Basketball Preview: Five local teams in action Thursday

In Thursday's Boys Basketball action, there is plenty of great matchups around the area, with variety of types of games being played. 

 

Gibraltar will welcome in Oconto and take on the Blue Devils. 

 

Kewaunee travels to Kiel in non-conference matchup and a playoff football rematch.

 

Algoma will round the bay and travel to Peshtigo to take on the Bulldogs

 

Sevastopol travels to Stockbridge

 

Luxemburg-Casco travels to Little Chute in NEC in the battle of LC's. 

Kewaunee wrestling back in action at Oconto Falls quad

After a busy stretch of tournament action, Kewaunee's wrestling team will return to the dual format at a quadrangular meet hosted by Oconto Falls.

 

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5 p.m.: Clintonville vs. Oconto Falls, Kewaunee vs. Oconto 

6 p.m.: Oconto Falls vs. Kewaunee, Clintonville vs. Oconto 

7 p.m.: Oconto Falls vs. Oconto, Clintonville vs. Kewaunee

 

Last week, the Storm placed two in the On The Water Wrestling Classic hosted by the Lourdes Academy on the UW-Oshkosh campus. 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.

Green Bay basketball teams go on road trips

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams will head out-of-state for their matchups this weekend as they continue Horizon League play.

 

The Phoenix men will wrap up their current road trip with a visit to IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Cleveland State in Ohio for a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The Phoenix was swept during their road trip to the Detroit-area for New Year's. On December 31st, Randy Tucker poured in 17 points and Cade Meyer added 11 points in an 81-65 loss to Oakland University. IPFW is 10-5 overall (2-2 HL) to begin the season while Cleveland State is 8-7 (3-1 HL). 

 

The Phoenix women won both of their Detroit-centric matchups last weekend, including an 80-33 victory over Detroit-Mercy. Four players were in double figures for the Phoenix in the contest that saw Sydney Levy get a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. They will battle Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Raiders are in the middle of a 11-game losing streak as they have stumbled to 1-13 (0-4 HL) start while the Norse are 8-5 (2-2 HL) on the season.  

Girls Basketball Recap: Gibraltar, L-C, Southern Door and Sevastopol roll, Sturgeon Bay loses

Area girls high school basketball teams were back on the hardwoods Tuesday night after the holiday break. Four Packerland teams were in non-conference action.

 

The Sevastopol Pioneers continued to roll with a  59-34 win over Oneida Nation.

 

The Gibraltar Vikings blew out Stockbridge 50-9 on the road.

 

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers were dominated by the Two Rivers Purple Raiders 73-48.

 

The Southern Door girls defeated the Roncalli Jets 69-43, with Ashyln Delfosse scoring 23 to lead the way for the Eagles. 

 

In North Eastern Conference play, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans won the clash between the L-Cs with a 53-25 drubbing of the Little Chute Mustangs at home.

 

 

 

 

Boys Basketball Roundup: Kewaunee and Southern Door wins, Gibraltar falls

Three area boys basketball teams were in actionTuesday evening in non-conference action and two came away with victories.

 

Southern Door cruised to a 66-49 win over the Sheboygan Falls Falcons on the road in a non-conference game.

 

The Kewaunee Storm topped the Wrightstown Tigers 77-75 at home in a nail-biter.

 

The Gibraltar Vikings loss to the Two Rivers Purple Raiders 62-57 in Fish Creek.

Bucks travel up north to take on Raptors after win over Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Toronto Raptors in Canada in the second night of Milwaukee’s back to back. 

The Bucks were able to defeat the Washington Wizards 123-113 behind 55 points by Giannis Antetokounmpo on Tuesday.  Antetokounmpo hit 20/33 shots from the field and 15/16 free throws to dominate in the paint while adding ten rebounds and seven assists.  Brook Lopez added 21 points and 12 boards as the Bucks improved their record to 24-13, third best in the Eastern Conference. 

 

After taking on the Washington Wizards in the past two games, the Bucks will take on another conference opponent in the Raptors. Bobby Portis has been a strong contributor to the Bucks off of the bench, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds per game, and has been an early nominee for a potential sixth man of the year award. After three games at home, Milwaukee will finally hit the road in Ontario. 

 

Toronto has gotten off to a slow start this season, as they currently sit outside of the early playoff picture at 16-21. Pascal Siakam has been having a strong start to his season, averaging 26.5 points per game, and the Raptors have 6 players averaging over double digits with four of those players being over 15 points. Toronto was the fifth seed last season and fell to the Philadelphia 76ers. 

 

Tip from Scotiabank Arena is set for 6:30 P.M. 

Badgers edge Minnesota in Big Ten

The Wisconsin Badgers held on for a 63-60 win over their border rival Minnesota Gophers Tuesday night in Madison to remain undefeated in the Big Ten.  Winners of six-in-a-row, the Badgers controlled most of the game and had as big as a 15-point lead in the second half, before the Gophers made a late run. 

Playing most of the game without leading scorer Tyler Wahl due to an ankle injury, Wisconsin relied on Freshman guard Conner Essegian and sophomore guard Chucky Hepburn who combined for 37 points.

Hepburn’s steal in the final seconds after a missed free throw by Steven Crowl sealed the victory for the 14th ranked Badgers (3-0, 11-2 overall). 

Boys' basketball round-up: Sturgeon Bay start New Year with loss to Bonduel

Sturgeon Bay got the New Year off on the wrong foot ahead of a nearly full slate of boys basketball on Tuesday.

 

The Clippers fell to 3-5 on the season with the 63-50 loss to the Bears, as Sturgeon Bay fell into a huge deficit towards the beginning of the second half. Quickly fighting back, the Clippers had cut down the lead but could not overcome Bonduel. Jackson Starr led the way with 18 points, and Calvin Richard chipped in 14 points. They turn around and host Green Bay East Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Other boys' basketball game matchups for Tuesday include Southern Door making up its game at Sheboygan Falls (7 p.m.), Gibraltar hosting Two Rivers (7:30 p.m.), and Kewaunee playing at home against Wrightstown (7:30 p.m.).

Girls basketball preview: Packerland ease into New Year with non-conference games

After over a week off for the holidays, the area's girls' basketball teams will hit the hardwood on Tuesday night.

 

Luxemburg-Casco plays the lone conference matchup as they battle Little Chute on the road at 7 p.m.

 

The Packerland Conference is all non-conference matchups, with Gibraltar traveling to Stockbridge (5:45 p.m.), Kewaunee visiting New Holstein (7 p.m.), Sevastopol playing at Oneida Nation (7 p.m.), Sturgeon Bay battling in Two Rivers ( 7 p.m.), and Southern Door hosting Roncalli (7:30 p.m.)

Packers-Lions flexed to Sunday night

You will have to wait all day for Sunday night to determine if the Green Bay Packers will carry on into the playoffs past the Detroit Lions.

 

The NFL chose the Packers-Lions game to be the final game of the 2022 NFL Regular Season after leaving Week 18 open to schedule swapping based on matchups and playoff scenarios.

 

The Lions could have nothing to play for but pride when the ball is kicked off on Sunday at 7:20 p.m. A win by the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the day would eliminate the Lions from playoff contention. The Lions must win and receive a Seahawks loss to make the playoffs. The Packers have to beat Detroit to punch their ticket as a seven-seed. 

Wizards work magic against Bucks, rematch Tuesday

Without the Milwaukee Bucks' top players in the line-up, the Washington Wizards were able to get past the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday with a chance to make things right on Tuesday.

 

The Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday when they lost to the Wizards on Sunday 118-95. The Wizards took advantage of the lack of size in the middle with Antetokounmpo out and Brook Lopez and Serge Ibaka getting into early foul trouble. Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 26 points, while Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points, and Daniel Gafford chipped in 17 points. All three of those players are 6'8" or taller.

 

The Bucks had no players crack 20 points, but did have six different players score into the double figures. Bobby Portis led the way with 19 points while Jevon Carter and Grayson Allen scored 14 and 13 points respectively in the loss.

 

The two teams play again Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Clippers boys welcome Bonduel

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball will not wait long to get their 2023 underway when they battle Bonduel Monday evening.

 

In their last game, the Clippers were defeated by the Southern Door Eagles 70-51 behind a 34-point outburst from Drew Daoust. Calvin Richard and Derick Ayala-Zeno would end with 14 and 10 respectively in the loss.

 

The Bears have opened up their season with a 4-2 record, beating Marinette 71-50 in their last game. Ryan Westrich led the way with 20 points while Noah Weier added 13 points and Cade Johnson chipped in 12 points in the Bears' victory.

 

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. It is the first of two straight nights of games for the Clippers, which is scheduled to play Green Bay East on Tuesday night. 

Packers control destiny after routing Vikings

The Green Bay Packers scored almost every which way imaginable as they kept their season alive with a 41-17 beating of the Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers could have found themselves in a deeper hole early in the first quarter when the Vikings blocked a punt and had it goal to go from the Green Bay one-yard line. The defense stood tall and forced the Vikings to kick a field goal. Keisean Nixon answered the bell despite not practicing all week, taking the ensuing kickoff 105 yards to make it 7-3. The Packers would score next on a 75-yard interception return by Darnell Savage to make it 14-3. 

 

The Packers would score on every drive they had in the second quarter with a pair of field goals flanking a 21-yard toss from Aaron Rodgers to Robert Tonyan, giving the Packers a 27-3 lead heading into the break. The second field goal by Mason Crosby was especially dramatic since it was one of the longest field goals he has ever made at Lambeau Field that late in the season and it bounced off the crossbar before it went through.

 

After no one scored in the third quarter. The Packers would score a pair of touchdowns on runs by AJ Dillon and Rodgers to make it 41-3. The Vikings would score a pair of touchdowns of their own with the game well in hand for the Packers.

 

As of Sunday night, no decision has been made on when the Packers will play their regular season and home finale against the Detroit Lions next weekend.

Glory to host tryouts

The Green Bay Glory will give you multiple opportunities to try out for the squad this month.

 

Taking place at the indoor turf field at the UWGB Kress Events Center, the Glory will host tryouts on January 7th and 8th from 9-11 a.m. and January 10th from 6-8 p.m. Interested players can register at greenbayglory.com.

Reynolds-Smith, Peters capture Run the Door titles

Green Bay's Scott Thompson and Ephraim's Susan Reynolds-Smith were the big winners in the 2022 Run the Door Series.

 

Peters scored a series-leading 201 points, while Reynolds-Smith led the women's division with 171 points. Runners receive 10 points for finishing races and an additional 3-2-1 for finishing first, second, or third overall and/or in their age group. You can find the full listing here.

 

At their season-ending party, this season on December 10th, the Class of 2022 Run the Door Hall of Famers were Marc Vandenhouten, Greg Peters, and Scott Thompson. 

 

The 2023 Race Schedule will be released at a later date. 

Packers continue to roll into rematch versus Minnesota

A rematch of Week One and a division rivalry is restored when the Green Bay Packers play host to the division winning Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon. 

 

Green Bay still has hope and a shot at grabbing that 7 seed in the NFC playoff picture, but will need some help even with the potential of winning out. The Packers will need to of course win out against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, but also need the Washington Commanders to lose one of their last two against either the Cleveland Browns or the Dallas Cowboys. 

 

Green Bay may have a few key contributors questionable going into the game against the Vikings, as Keisean Nixon and Christian Watson were limited throughout the week at practice. David Bahktiari has been rumored to return from his appendectomy which has held him out since before the Chicago Bears game back in Week 13. 

 

For Minnesota, they have been narrowly winning games all season, including a last second 61 yard field goal to win last week over the New York Giants, and a 33-0 comeback the week before that against the Indianapolis Colts. Justin Jefferson will be a player to watch all game this week, as he toasted the Packers secondary Week One with 9 receptions for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. Green Bay had problems with the Miami receivers last week, allowing over 100 yards to both Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. 

 

Kickoff from Lambeau is set for 3:25 P.M. 

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