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Packers draft kicker of the future in final day

The Green Bay Packers addressed their depth on the final day of the NFL Draft but potentially answered one of the biggest questions heading into the 2023 season with their selection in the sixth round.

 

The Packers drafted Auburn kicker Anders Carlson with their sixth-round pick, which was a similar position in the draft that they selected Mason Crosby 16 years ago. The selection may be the end of the road for Crosby in Green Bay, who despite his reliability may carry a price tag the Packers do not want to pay with tens of millions of dead cap space hampering their moves. 


The full list from the NFL Draft include: 

 

Round 1 | Pick 13 (from NYJ)
Lukas Van Ness, DE, Iowa

 

Round 2 | Pick 42 (from NYJ)
Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

 

Round 2 | Pick 50 (from TB)
Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

 

Round 3 | Pick 78
Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

 

Round 4, Pick 116
Colby Wooden, EDGE | Auburn

 

Round 5, Pick 149
Sean Clifford, QB, Penn State

 

Round 5, Pick 159 (from DET, via JAX and ATL)
Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

 

Round 6, Pick 179 (from HOU, via TB)
Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

 

Round 6, Pick 207 (from NYJ)
Anders Carlson, K, Auburn

 

Round 7, Pick 232
Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

 

Round 7, Pick 235 (from DET via LAR)
Lew Nichols III, RB, Central Michigan

 

Round 7, Pick 242 (from JAX)
Anthony Johnson Jr., S, Iowa State

 

Round 7, Pick 256*
Grant DuBose, WR, Charlotte

*Compensatory selection

Southern Door baseball sweeps two from Peshtigo

In a Packerland Conference baseball DH at Peshtigo on Saturday, the Southern Door Eagles took 2 games from the host Peshtigo Bulldogs. Game 1 saw SD move out to a 6-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings, but Peshtigo made it a game by plating 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning behind 4 hits, a walk, and an error. The Eagles answered immediately with 9 runs on 7 hits in the top of the 6th inning. The rally was jump-started by consecutive singles from Derek Schinktgen, Braylon Berg, and Jack Peterson. The exclamation point in the rally was a 2-run HR by Will Jandrin. When Jandrin pitched a perfect 6th inning, SD had a 15-5 victory in 6 innings. Jandrin led the Eagle hitting attack with 3-4, while Jaden Diller and Jack Peterson both went 2-3, Diller with 4 RBI and Peterson with 3 RBI. Christian Counard pitched 5 innings to earn the win, striking out 10, while walking 4.

With SD as the home team in game 2, the Eagles scored 2 runs in the 1st, added 3 in the 2nd, followed with 7 in the 3rd, and polished things off with 5 in the 4th for a 17-0 lead. A 3-run 5th inning for Peshtigo made the final score 17-3. Jack Peterson, Tyler Neinas, Jaden Diller, Jared Hawkey, and Will Jandrin all had 2 hits for SD. Tyler Neinas led the Eagles with 5 RBI, with Jaden Diller having 4 RBI for a 2nd consecutive game. Will Jandrin earned the win, pitching the 1st 4 innings, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing a single hit.

With the 2 wins, SD goes to (9-1) on the season, (8-0) in the Packerland. The Eagles return to conference play with a DH at Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday. 


Gibraltar baseball drops both games at Adams-Friendship Tournament

The Gibraltar baseball team found themselves in deep holes in both of their games on Saturday, losing to host Adams-Friendship 17-11 and St. Mary Springs 10-0.

 

In their game against Adams-Friendship, the Vikings found themselves up 6-0 before giving up seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and at least three runs in each of the next three innings. Walks plagued the pitching staff as they handed out 15 free passes compared to five strikeouts. Hayden Reetz led the team offensively with three RBI and a hit. Brady Kita went 2-3 with three runs scored and two more batted in while Rylan Caldecott, Bennett Isaacson, Nathan Merkel, Aaron Brey, and Aiden Purinton all registered one RBI in the loss. Adams-Friendship had four players post at least two RBI.

 

Against St. Mary's Springs, the Vikings' pitchers allowed five more walks but the defense did them no favors with four errors in the field. Kita and Purinton collected the lone hits in the shutout loss that extended their losing streak to four. Jack Duffy took the loss, giving up seven runs while walking four and striking out two in three innings of work. St. Mary's Springs scored at least one run in each of the five innings played. 

Sturgeon Bay goes sub-200 in Packerland Golf Meet

The Sturgeon Bay golf team posted another impressive score on Friday, posting the top score of 193.

 

Southern Door posted the second best score at 212 and Peshtigo came in third at 218.

 

Finley LaVine (SD) had the top score of 40, two strokes ahead of Peshtigo's Grant Bauman.

 

Click here for the full results


Sevastopol, Kewaunee exchange brooms on diamond

Sevastopol and Kewaunee each secured a sweep on Friday, with the Pioneers softball team and the Storm baseball teams doing the honors.

 

BASEBALL

The Storm made quick work of the Pioneers, winning the games 11-0 and 13-2. Payton Kohnle led the way offensively in game one, going for 2-3 with two RBI. Collin Spranger also got two RBI.

 

SOFTBALL

The Pioneers only needed the full seven innings in one of their two games, beating the Storm in both ends of the doubleheader. In the 7-2 win, Libby Ash was the star at the plate and on the mound. She went 2-3 with a run scored while she went the distance toeing the rubber, allowing six hits and striking three. In their 12-2 victory, Ash went all five innings while allowing four hits and no runs. Ash, Claire Haberli, Bailey Rikkola all had two RBI.

Sturgeon Bay's Anderson secures big win

The Sturgeon Bay track team made the most of their trip to De Pere on Friday, picking up several medals along the way at the St. Norbert Track Meet. 

 

Cate Anderson came home with a first place finish in the 100m hurdles. 

 

Andrea Wilke 4th in Pole Vault

 

Madelyn Wind 5th in the shot put

 

Jade Tomberlin was 4th in high jump

 

 

Gannon Evers 5th in the disc. 

 

Espen Walker 4th in high jump. 


Packers address offense on draft's second day

Jordan Live finally got some help offensively through the draft on Friday as the Green Bay Packers selected two tight ends and a wide receiver.

 
From Packers.com
The Packers got their tight end, drafting Oregon State's Luke Musgrave in the second round (No. 42 overall) on Friday night.
 
The 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end caught 47 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns in 34 college games (17 starts). In 2022, Musgrave had five-plus catches and 80-plus receiving yards in each the Beavers' first two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
 
Green Bay selected Michigan State's Jayden Reed with their second pick in the second round Friday night, at No. 50 overall.
 
The Packers originally owned the No. 45 pick and traded it to the Lions for the No. 48 selection, acquiring an extra fifth-round choice, No. 159, from Detroit. Green Bay then subsequently traded No. 48 to Tampa Bay for No. 50, adding a sixth-round pick, No. 179, from the Buccaneers.
 
Reed, a 5-11, 187-pound receiver/returner and native of Naperville, Ill., began his college career at Western Michigan in 2018. He caught 56 passes for 797 yards and eight TDs, plus returned a punt for a score, to earn freshman All-America honors before transferring to Michigan State.
 
The Packers doubled up at tight end on Friday night, drafting South Dakota State's Tucker Kraft in the third round (No. 78 overall).
 
Green Bay took Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave in the second round (No. 42).
 
The 6-foot-4, 254-pound tight end caught 99 passes for 1,211 yards and nine touchdowns in 32 collegiate games.
 
Kraft enjoyed his best season as a junior, hauling in 65 passes for 773 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games. He suffered an early-season ankle injury in 2022 but still finished with 27 catches for 348 yards and three TDs in nine contests.

Packers select Iowa edge rusher in NFL Draft

Unsure about the health of its top rusher, the Green Bay Packers opted to go with depth rather than giving its new quarterback a weapon in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

 

With the recently acquired 13th pick, the Packers selected Iowa's Lukas Van Ness. According to Packers.com, Van Ness (6-5, 272) had 13½ sacks among 19½ tackles for loss over the last two seasons, his only two on the field for the Hawkeyes after redshirting in 2020. He was named a freshman All-American in 2021 and then second-team All-Big Ten this past season. The Packers hope Van Ess can at least provide a reliable pass rush while they wait for former top draft pick Rashan Gary to return from injury. 

 

The NFL Draft will restart at 6 p.m. on Friday with the second and third rounds. The Packers hold picks 42 and 45  in the second round and pick 78 in the third round. 

Softball round-up: Top Packerland teams face each other Friday

Friday's matchups on the softball diamond will feature some heavyweight bouts as the WIAA playoffs loom in the future.

 

Two of the top teams in the Packerland Conference softball standings will collide Friday night in Kewaunee as the Storm and the Sevastopol Pioneers play a doubleheader. 

 

Eight runs in the first inning were all the Luxemburg-Casco softball team would need in a 14-2 win over Marinette Thursday afternoon. The Spartans will make up their game against Algoma Friday afternoon at Algoma at 4:30 p.m.

 

Southern Door improved to a 7-2 record after beating Seymour 11-9 Thursday afternoon.

 

 

Baseball round-up: Kewaunee finishes shuts out NEW Lutheran, three matchups set for Friday

The Kewaunee baseball team took care of business on Thursday before another Packerland Conference doubleheader on Friday.

 

The Storm finished off their second game from Tuesday against NEW Lutheran to post an 8-0 victory. They will play a doubleheader at home against Sevastopol Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will try to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Two Rivers with a conference matchup against Marinette on the road Friday at 4:30 p.m.

 

Algoma will host its rescheduled game against Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah at 4:30 p.m.

Spartans track capture top spots in home invite

Home cooking provided the right ingredients for both Luxemburg-Casco track teams to capture victories in the Spartan Invite Thursday afternoon in Luxemburg.

 

The Spartans girls won the meet by a comfortable 22-point margin over second-place Two Rivers with 182 points. Event winners included McKenna Rank (400m), Alexis Vogt (100m hurdles), Grace Seering (triple jump), and the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. The team posted 12 additional top-three performances. The boys tied for first place with Two Rivers with identical 161-point scores. Event winners included Spencer Thiry (800m), George Herlache (pole vault), and Trevor Beaupre (triple jump). The team also posted 12 other top-three performances.

 

Braden Sitte captured the lone event win for the Gibraltar track teams at the Spartan Invite hosted by Luxemburg-Casco Thursday afternoon. Sitte leapt to his title with high jump of 5'8. The Vikings boys' team posted four other finishes in the top-five. The girls had no event victories, but came close in several. McKailey Reisen took second in the high jump and saw the 4x800m relay also come home with a silver medal. Five other events saw Vikings in the top five.

 

The Southern Door track teams posted a number of top finishes at the Spartan Invite hosted by Luxemburg-Casco Thursday afternoon. On the boys' side, Zach Lynch led the way with a win in the 100m and a third-place finish in the 200m. Hunter Malvitz took first in the 100m hurdles and second place in the 300m hurdles while the 4x800m relay team also captured the top of the podium. Six others reached the top-three in their respective events. For the girls, Danica Neville won the pole vault while eight other top-three performances were recorded for the Eagles.

 

Sevastopol's Bea Dramm led the way for the Sevastopol track teams as they competed at Luxemburg-Casco's Spartan Invite Thursday afternoon. Dramm won the 1600m and took second in the 3200m to pace the Pioneers' girls team. Danica Werkheiser posted a pair of fourth-place finishes in the high jump with a season-best and as a member of the 4x100m relay. Atlee Manson (100m) and Aaron Tomaszewski (1600m) posted fifth-place finishes to lead the Pioneers boys' team.

 

Pictures by Ron LeCloux

 

 

In other track action on Friday, Sturgeon Bay travels to St. Norbert's College for a meet that begins at 2 p.m.

Spartans baseball hosts Two Rivers

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans baseball team fell to Waupaca in a doubleheader over the weekend, and will look to bounce back when they take on Two Rivers. 

 

It has been up and down all season from the Spartans, never winning more than one game at a time, and just recently losing back to back games for the first time this season. Wins against Sturgeon Bay and Freedom have been strong, but L-C will want to see more stretches with wins as they look to get back to their ways of last season when they went 16-8. 

 

Two Rivers enters the game at 4-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play. The Raiders are out of the Eastern Wisconsin Conference, and most recently took down the New Holstein Huskies by a score of 6-1. 

 

First pitch from Luxemburg-Casco is set for 4:30 p.m. 

Soccer Preview: Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol/Gibraltar headline slate

The soccer slate for Thursday is very intriguing, especially with not much action coming from the other spring sports in Baseball and Softball. 

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar looks to get revenge on Sturgeon Bay, hosting the Clippers. 

 

Kewaunee opens their season with NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco dips into NEC play against Freedom. 

 

United and Sturgeon Bay are set to start at 5:00, L-C is slated to begin at 4:00, and Kewaunee opens at 4:30 p.m. 

 

 

Thursday's track slate features two separate meets

Track and Field on Thursday will be in two different places for competition, as meets will be held in Oconto Falls and Luxemburg-Casco. 

 

In Oconto Falls, the two Packerland schools in Kewaunee county will travel around the bay to compete in the meet. The Storm have last competed in the Peshtigo 5 Meet, finishing at the top of the leaderboard in the mens standings, and second for the girls side. Algoma also last competed at the same meet, finishing last for boys and fourth for girls. The Wolves and Storm will compete against the likes of Bonduel, Coleman, Hilbert, Laona-Wabeno, Lena, Marinette, Menominee (MI), Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran, Oconto, and Seymour. 

 

In Luxemburg-Casco, the local teams competing will be the Spartans, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Southern Door. Those teams will also compete against Denmark, Oostburg, Reedsville, Sheboygan Falls, and Two Rivers. 

 

Both meets are set to begin at 4:00 p.m. 

Idlewild Golf Course set to host Packerland meet

The Packerland Conference golfers have been chasing Grant Baumann from Peshtigo the entire season, and Monday at Vernon Hills was no different. Thursday's meet at Idlewild Golf Course will be another test for the golfers in some cool and breezy conditions. 

 

The aforementioned Baumann scored a 34 at the meet on Monday in Oconto, equivocating to a two under par score. He was joined by Tre Weinke of Sturgeon Bay with a 41, Isaac Aune came in with a 43, Southern Door’s Finley Lavine, and Gibraltar’s Finn Salm came in with 43s.  

 

Southern Door will be the host school at Idlewild Golf Course, as they are set to host Gibraltar, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Sturgeon Bay. 

 

The golfers are set to tee off at 4:00 p.m. 

Softball recap: Sevastopol, Southern Door and L-C sweep doubleheaders

The softball action was fast and furious over the area on Tuesday evening with many teams playing doubleheaders to make for earlier loss games due to the weather.

 

In Packerland Conference play, the Sevastopol Pioneers took two games from the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 3-1 and 9-1 in Sturgeon Bay.

 

In Brussels, the Southern Door Eagles came away with double-digit wins in a doubleheader sweep over Gibraltar 11-1 and 22-3.

 

The Algoma Wolves fell to the Peshtigo Tigers 9-1 at home.

 

In NEC softball at Wrightstown, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans kept up their winning ways with a doubleheader sweep over the Tigers 10-0 and 8-3.

 

No results of the Kewaunee-NEW Lutheran game in Green Bay are available.

Baseball recap: Kewaunee dominates NEW Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay sweeps Sevastopol

In Packerland Conference baseball on Tuesday, the Kewaunee Storm blew NEW Lutheran in Green Bay 12-1. 

 

The Southern Door Eagles swept the Gibraltar Vikings in Brussels 8-1 and 7-4 in a doubleheader on a game heard on U102.1 and New Radio Sports Network.  Game two was called in five innings due to darkness.

 

Sturgeon Bay won a doubleheader over Sevastopol, both in five innings, 18-8 and 12-2.

 

Other games on the slate from Tuesday were Peshtigo at Algoma.  In NEC action, Luxemburg-Casco hosted Marinette.  The results of these games were not reported as of Wednesday morning.  

Bucks look to avoid elimination against Heat

Getting knocked out of the first round would be unlike the Bucks, but losing at home to end their season to the eight seed could rumble some feathers if Milwaukee cannot pull out a win on Wednesday night against the Miami Heat. 

 

After choking away a 12 point lead with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on Monday night, the Milwaukee Bucks will have to take it one game at a time if they want to keep their season alive. Milwaukee will have to start by defending Jimmy Butler, who has destroyed the Bucks the entire series. Butler went for 56 points in the upset win on Monday, the win that put the Miami Heat up 3-1 in the series and put the Bucks with their backs against the wall. 

 

The injury report had only one name on it, as Giannis Antetokoumpo was listed as Probable for Wednesday's game with lower back contusions. This means that Wesley Matthews will be back for the Bucks, and could see minutes to guard Jimmy Butler. Jae Crowder saw no minutes against the Heat in Game 4, and was the main deadline accusition of the season. 

 

It is win or go home now for the Bucks for the rest of the series, and will look to win one game at a time until the series potentially goes to the seventh game. 

 

Tipoff from Fiserv Forum is set for 8:30 p.m. 

Southern Door sweeps doubleheader with Vikings on U-102.1

The Southern Door Eagles used a combination of strong pitching and timely hitting to take both games against the Gibraltar Vikings on Tuesday afternoon on U-102.1, winning 8-1 and 7-4 (in 5 innings.) 

 

Game one was the Jaden Diller show, as he commanded his way through the Vikings lineup through his 5.1 innings of work. Diller allowed just one hit on 10 strikeouts during his outing, and was treated to loads of run support from his offense. Jack Peterson and Tyler Neinas scored four of the six runs that Diller was given for his run support, and the Eagles offense added on two more runs, resulting in a 8-1 final.
 

Game two went just five innings due to darkness, but since the game was officially a “full game” there was no need to have to come back and play it another day. Tyler Neinas got the ball for game two and was lights out for the first few innings. Christian Counard went deep in the fourth inning for Southern Door, taking a fastball from Aaron Brey way out to left field. 

 

Gibraltar came back with runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth inning, as Rylan Caldecott walked home after a balk from Tyler Neinas and Braden Kita scored on a passed ball, making the game 7-4. Neinas came back and got Nathan Merkel to strike out, to end the fifth inning. The game would be official after that, and would end there after the two teams ran out of daylight. 

 

The winning pitcher of game one was Jaden Diller, and the losing pitcher was Noah Greene. In game two, the winning pitcher was Tyler Neinas, and the losing pitcher was Bennett Isaacson. 

Baseball Preview: Southern Door baseball hosts Gibraltar on U-102.1

Two undefeated teams in Packerland Conference play will face off in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon for a doubleheader as Southern Door and Gibraltar will take the field. 

 

Southern Door will have two tests during the week, with Gibraltar and Peshtigo on the slate, but the Vikings will be the most challenging Packerland opponent yet. The Eagles will be coming off a 3-2 loss to St. Mary’s Catholic on Saturday, their first loss of the season as they enter the game at 5-1 overall, and 4-0 in Packerland Conference play. Southern Door’s lineup is star studded from top to bottom, but so is their opponent in the Vikings. 

 

Gibraltar is coming off of a weekend sweep of a doubleheader with Algoma, winning in 10-0 and 4-2 fashion. The Vikings are undefeated so far in the regular season, and are 6-0 in the Packerland, sitting solely in first place. The Vikings have kept their games low scoring and have used strong pitching to lead them to their wins, whereas Southern Door has outscored their conference opponents 33-2. 

 

Gary Barta and Reece Robillard will be on the call from Brussels on U-102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 3:45 for the pregame show, with first pitch set for 4:00 between the Eagles and Vikings. 

 

Other games around the area include Kewaunee playing visitor to NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Algoma hosting Peshtigo and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Sevastopol. 

 

Rodgers officially a Jet after completed trade

The long awaited trade between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packeres has finally been completed, with Aaron Rodgers becoming the new starting quarterback for the Jets, ending a long era of Rodgers in Green Bay. 

 

The deal was completed at the 3:00 hour on Monday, as the trade details have slowly trickled out since then. The final compensation for the trade has been finalized, and is as followed. 

 

The New York Jets receive: Aaron Rodgers, Pick 15 (2023 NFL Draft), and a 2023 5th-Round Pick (Pick Number 170). 

 

The Green Bay Packers receive: Pick 13 (2023 NFL Draft), 2023 2nd-Round Pick (Pick Number 42), 2023 6th-Round Pick (Pick Number 207), and a 2024 2nd-Round Pick that could elevate to a first if Rodgers played 65% of the snaps in the 2023 season. 

 

The deal is not 100% finalized yet, but the trade needed to be done before draft day, and indeed it was. Packers fans can look forward to the draft and now the new season with Jordan Love at the helm, and Jets fans will get a future Hall of Fame Quarterback for at least one season, opening up a potential Super Bowl window. 

Softball Recap: Luxemburg-Casco dominates Denmark on 104.1 WRLU, Eagles crush Reedsville

A showdown between two of the top softball teams Monday in the North Eastern Conference turned into a rout, as the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans blew past the Denmark Vikings 13-2 in Luxemburg on 104.1 WRLU and New Radio Sports Network. 

Denmark jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, only to see the Spartans come back with two runs in the bottom half on a two run single by Josie Dorner.

Denmark had a chance to reclaim the lead in the third inning, but L-C pitcher Savannah Jandrin was able to pitch out of a first and third and nobody out jam to keep the lead and never look back.

The Spartans broke the game open with four runs in the third inning and seven more runs in the fourth inning to put the game away.  A nifty 5-4-3 double play by the Spartan defense ended the five inning game.

Jillian Jorgenson knocked in four runs, while Maggie Hanmann and Josie Dorner added three RBIs to lead the Spartan attack.

Savannah Jandrin went the full five innings and allowed only two runs gaining her fifth win of the season.  Amber Johanek took the loss for Denmark (6-2).

Luxemburg-Casco (7-1) will now travel to Wrightstown to play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

 

In other softball games on Monday, Southern Door beat Reedsville 17-0 in non-conference action.   The Sevastopol Pioneers fell hard to Mishicot on the road 15-2.  

Bucks blow lead late, down 3-1 in series against Miami

The Milwaukee Bucks let a 14-point lead disappear in the fourth quarter and fell to the Miami Heat in game 4 of the first-round playoffs in Miami.  The loss puts the #1-seeded Bucks on the brink of being knocked out of the playoffs by the #8-seeded Heat.

Jimmy Butler had a career night, scoring 56 points for the Heat who made a huge comeback with a big run in the fourth quarter.  Trailing 101-89 with just over six minutes to play, Butler alone outscored the Bucks 13-8 the rest of the way.

The Bucks were led by Brook Lopez with 36 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who returned after a back injury and registered a triple-double of 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 rebounds.

The series now returns to Milwaukee on Wednesday for game five, where the Bucks, who had the best record in the NBA during the regular season, face possible elimination. 

Softball Preview: Luxemburg-Casco host Denmark on 104.1 WRLU

On Monday, Luxemburg-Casco Spartan girls softball hosts Denmark in an NEC rivalry game at the L-C Sports Complex.  Both teams are tied for first with Freedom at 6-1 in the North Eastern Conference.

 

The Spartans are led by pitcher Savanah Jandrin who has started the season off with some dominating performances.

 

Denmark (6-1) is coming off a doubleheader sweep, 9-2 and 7-4, over Wrightstown on Friday while the Spartans (6-1) won a  twin bill against Oconto Falls, 7-1 and 15-4,  on Friday at home.

 

Monday's pregame on 104.1 WRLU begins at 4:15 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call. 

 

Other games around the area include Sevastopol hosting Mishicot and Southern Door welcoming in Reedsville. 

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Golfers set to make up Vernon Hills meet

After many rainouts and postponements, the golf season will look to get back on track when the Vernon Hills meet is made up on Tuesday afternoon in Oconto. 

 

Vernon Hills Golf Course will host the second or third meet of the season for most of the competing teams. The teams that will appear in Oconto are Gibraltar, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Sevastopol, Peshtigo, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay. Finley Lavine (43), Isaak Aune (44), Tre Weinke (45), and Finn Salm (46) were the top local individual scorers in the first meet at Cherry Hills, which happened on April 13th, eleven days ago. 

 

The meet is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 p.m. 

Door County Classic highlights track action for Monday -- POSTPONED

UPDATED: 1:15 p.m: The Door County Classic has been postponed to a later date due to weather this afternoon. 

 

One of the biggest track meets of the year will take place Monday afternoon, as the Door County Classic will get underway for the 2023 spring season. 

 

Gibraltar will be the host team for the meet, which is the same spot as last years meet. All of the Door County schools will be participating, which will include the host school Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay. 

 

Southern Door is the reigning champion of the Door County classic, with a first place finish in the boys field, and a second place finish in the girls field combining for a total of 191 points. The Clippers of Sturgeon Bay would be vice versa on those results, with the boys taking second and the girls first. Sturgeon Bay would lose to the Eagles by one point, falling 191-190. Gibraltar and Sevastopol rounded out the field with 101 and 37 points respectively. 

 

The classic is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in Fish Creek. 

Borkovetz, Nellis lead Eagles at Gary Reybrock Invitational

Working with a condensed version of the track team, Southern Door was still able to post solid numbers at the Gary Reybrock Invitational at Little Chute on Saturday. 

 

Kaden Borkovetz put together a strong showing from the boys side of things, finishing 6th in the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.22a. In the long jump, Borkovetz finished 9th with a jump of 17-10.00. The 4x100m relay team put together a strong showing as well, finishing 7th with a time of 47.56a. 

 

Frankie Nellis was a bright spot for the Southern Door girls, who finished 8th out of the eleven competing girls' teams. Nellis would finish 8th in the 200m dash, with a time of 28.58a. In the long jump, Nellis would be joined by teammate Kailey Guilette in the top five. Nellis jumped 15-04.00, whereas Guilette jumped 14-03.50, to finish in 5th.

Sevastopol softball loses two close ones to Peshtigo

Saturday was not kind to the softball team from Institute as the Sevastopol Pioneers fell in both games to the Peshtigo Bulldogs. 

 

Game One saw a closer contest, with the Pioneers dropping that game by a score of 8-6. Sevastopol had the lead through four and a half innings played, leading 6-3 going into the bottom of the fifth. After a single and a home run, the lead was cut to 1. The Bulldogs would add on three more runs in the frame, making the game 8-6. The score would hold through the rest of the game, with Peshtigo taking the first game. 

 

The Bulldogs would take their success from the previous outing and build on it even more, as Peshtigo took game two 12-2. Five runs in the top of the third inning from the Bulldogs would prove to be the final blow to the Pioneers on Saturday, as they could never recover from that point. 

 

Sevastopol will look to bounce back on Monday when they take on Mishicot. 

Softball recap: Algoma cruises past Gibraltar twice

The Algoma Wolves softball team made quick work of the Gibraltar Vikings in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday. 

 

In the first game, an eight run first inning was the recipe for success for the Wolves as they made their way to a 19-0 victory. The game lasted a total of three innings, with Hannah Nell pitching a no-hitter for the Wolves, who are rolling as of recent. 

 

Game two was not much different, except for a bigger margin of victory for Algoma. The Wolves buried the Vikings 15-0 in game two, outscoring Gibraltar 34-0 in the two games played on the day. Macie Zimmerman was the winning pitcher for game two with a perfect game, that was shortened as well, as it went three innings. 

 

Algoma will now host Peshtigo on Tuesday. 

Storm baseball takes doubleheader from Oconto

The Kewaunee Storm swept a doubleheader from the Oconto Blue Devils Friday night in Packerland Conference baseball with scores of 7-1 and 10-5.

 In the opener, Cal Ihlenfeldt went the distance and allowed only three hits and one earned run while striking out 13 to pick up the win.

Owen Carlson and Payton Kohnle each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the storm offense.

Kewaunee took game two in convincing style by scoring five runs in the fifth inning.  The Storm were led by Waylon Delain, Thomas Stangel and Kohnle who all collected two hits in the victory. 

Brewers fall to Red Sox to open home stand

After a successful road trip, the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Boston Red Sox at American Family Field 5-3 Friday night.  Freddy Peralta (2-2) took the loss for the Brewers going 5.2 innings and allowing four earned runs.  The Brewers rallied after falling behind 2-0 early to take a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, only to see the Red Sox respond by scoring two in the sixth inning and adding another run in the seventh to take the victory.  Rowdy Telez hit a home run and William Contreras had two hits to led the Brewer offense.  Both teams will square off this evening at 6:10 p.m. in the second game of the three-game series.   Wade Miley will get the start for the Brewers facing Garrett Whitlock for the Red Sox. 

Gibraltar/Washington Island baseball falls to Sheboygan Area Lutheran

The Gibraltar/Washington Island Vikings could not overcome a six-run fourth inning by Sheboygan Area Lutheran Friday night and fell 7-3 in Fish Creek.  The Vikings held a 2-1 lead going into the fourth inning when Sheboygan struck with decisive runs.  Managing only four hits, the Vikings managed only six baserunner for the game.  D. Vanic pitched a complete game for Sheboygan Area Lutheran picking up the win while J. Duffy took the loss for the Vikings going 3.1 innings and allowing five earned runs.  Brady Kita and Q. Reinhardt pitched scoreless 3.2 innings combined to finish up the game. 

Spartans baseball top Clippers behind Derenne on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans rode a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Landon Derenne to beat the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 4-1 in non-conference baseball action Friday evening in Luxemburg.  Derenne, making his varsity pitching debut for the Spartans, retired the first 17 batters he faced before hitting a batter in the sixth inning.  He then allowed a hit and a run in the seventh before completing a gem of a game.

The Spartans started the scoring with an RBI single from Jacob DeGrave in the first inning before breaking the game open with a three-run fifth inning behind RBI singles by Tyler DeGrand and Brady Massey. 

Clipper starting pitcher Bryce Plzak went four-plus innings, allowed three runs in the loss, and picked up the only hit for Sturgeon Bay. 

Both teams have little time to rest as Luxemburg-Casco (3-3) now travels to Waupaca in the NEC for a doubleheader, while Sturgeon Bay (1-5) will also play a twin bill at home against NEW Lutheran in Packerland Conference action.

The next scheduled broadcast on 104.1 WRLU of Luxemburg-Casco baseball is next Thursday when the Spartans travel to Two Rivers to play the Purple Raiders.  The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with pregame at 4:15 p.m. and the first pitch at 4:30 p.m.     

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Baseball Preview: Sturgeon Bay battles Luxemburg-Casco on 104.1 WRLU

The game was scheduled a day later to accommodate Mother Nature, but the renewed rivalry between Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco will take place in Luxemburg Friday afternoon.  The Spartans are coming off an exciting 8-7 victory over NEC rival Little Chute on Tuesday, while Sturgeon Bay lost a twin bill to Southern Door 18-0 and 10-0 in Packerland Conference action.  The first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. from the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex with the pregame show starting at 4:15 p.m.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and streamed on New Radio Sports Network.  

 

In other area baseball action, the Kewaunee Storm will host a doubleheader against Oconto.

 

 

 

Girls soccer slate in question with approaching weather

The spring sports season always has potential for rescheduled games and even some cancelations, and Thursday's girls soccer slate could be another example as three games are set to play pending the rain. 

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar visits NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

Sturgeon Bay and Seymour attempt a take two after their originally scheduled game was postponed earlier in the season. 

 

L-C faces a NEC test against Denmark. 

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar's match is scheduled for 4:30, Sturgeon Bay and Seymour will start at 6:00, and L-C takes on Denmark at 6:30 p.m. 

Packerland Conference Relays puts track at forefront-- POSTPONED

UPDATE:  The Packerland Relays have been POSTPONED due to the pending weather

 

The Packerland Conference relays are set to run in Algoma on Thursday afternoon, barring the potential for rainy weather. 

 

At the Sturgeon Bay Pentagular on Tuesday, the Southern Door Eagles put together a strong performance from their boys and girls teams, as they both placed in first, with the boys being the lone team at the top with 136.5 points, and the girls team tying Peshtigo at 103 points. Sturgeon Bay's teams finished third in the meet as well. 

 

The teams competing in the relays include Gibraltar, Kewaunee, Algoma, Southern Door, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Oconto, Peshtigo, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy. 

 

The relays are set to begin at 3:30 p.m. 

Local golf teams hit links Thursday

Pending the incoming potential for rain showers on Thursday, the local golf slate includes two different meets between the two area conferences. 

 

In the Packerland Conference, Little River Country Club will host the second meet of the season for most of the competing teams. The teams that will appear in Peshtigo are Gibraltar, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Sevastopol, Peshtigo, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay. Finley Lavine (43), Isaak Aune (44), Tre Weinke (45), and Finn Salm (46) were the top local individual scorers in the first meet at Cherry Hills. 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys golf team will also enjoy a day out on the course as they compete in a North Eastern Conference meet. The teams competing at Mid Vallee Golf Course on Thursday include Clintonville, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Marinette, Oconto Falls, Waupaca, and Wrightstown. 

 

The meet in Peshtigo is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and the meet for L-C is set for 12:00 p.m. 

Kewaunee baseball heads to Manitowoc Lincoln

After taking care of their business in the doubleheader with Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday night, the Kewaunee Storm baseball team will be in action against Manitowoc Lincoln on Thursday, weather permitting. 

 

After finishing off Sturgeon Bay by a combined score of 28-0 in the two games played on Tuesday, Kewaunee will look to keep their momentum, and their patient at-bats, rolling against a high quality opponent. The top of the batting order for Kewaunee proved to be a critical part of the doubleheader, making the statements needed, including a 3-Run Home Run from Owen Carlson in the first game. 

 

Manitowoc Lincoln has started their season 7-0 so far, and have gone 5-0 in the Fox River Classic Conference early in the year. The Ships were a strong team last season, being one of the three teams to knock off the Eagles of Southern Door last year. In their FRCC games so far this year, the Ships have outscored their opponents 50-2. 

 

First pitch from Municipal Field is set for 4:30 p.m. 

 

Picture Courtesy of Kewaunee Baseball Facebook Page 

Kewaunee's Thompson recognized in "Wisconsin's Top 32 Scholar Athletes"

Kewaunee Storm’s Mitchell Thompson is one of 32 state high school athletes to be finalists in the 2023 WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award.  Thompson, who is a state champion wrestler as well as standout football and baseball player, was one of 841 seniors nominated for the award by 454 high schools throughout the state.  The award is based on both athletic and academic achievements by seniors during their high school careers.  He will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 7 in Wausau.  You can find Thompson’s bio below.

 

 

Mitchell Thompson, Kewaunee High School - 3.95 GPA

Athletics Snapshot
Thompson is a 10-time letter-winner across three sports, including wrestling, football and baseball. He is a four-time letterman in wrestling and was a State individual wrestling champion as a senior. He is a two-time conference individual champion and MVP and was named team MVP as a senior. Thompson is a four-time letter-winner in football and a two-time all-conference selection, earning team and conference MVP distinction as a senior. He has earned two letters in baseball and was selected all-conference as a junior.

Academic Activities
Thompson is a three-year member of the student council, serving as vice-president his senior year, and he was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America one year.

Essay
Throughout high school, I have learned many different qualities while participating in athletics, but also through academics. The biggest lessons I have learned are that if you put the work into anything, the payoff will be great and also that sacrifice can lead to success. No matter what you do in life, if you put in extra work to your job or life you will feel much better and the results will show. Putting in extra work is something I have done almost my whole life and it's something that I enjoy. It gave me a competitive side that I will have for the rest of my life and use in my post high school career. I have always been very competitive in anything that I do. I think that this will allow me to have that mindset later in life and always strive to get better whether it is at my job or in college athletics. Another thing I learned is that sometimes you have to sacrifice things to achieve your goals. Sacrifice can be very hard to do for some people and it was a bit hard for me. However, I knew my end goals and what I wanted to eventually achieve so I knew that at points I would have to sacrifice things in order to take the next step in achieving my goals. These lessons that I have learned while participating in athletics and throughout my high school career will be lessons that I use every day to keep being successful in my life, in college, and during my professional career. 

Post-Graduation Plans
Thompson plans to study finance and play football at Minnesota State-Mankato.

 

 

The complete list of the 32 scholar-athlete finalists is with this link.

 

 

Free passes harm Clippers in doubleheader loss on U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers dropped both games of the doubleheader with the Kewaunee Storm, losing the first game 18-0 and losing the second 10-0 in five innings. 


In game one, it was Owen Carlson getting the scoring going for the Storm as he roped a three run home run deep into left field to give the Storm a 3-0 lead and open up the floodgates to a five run third inning. The Clippers would be held silent throughout the game, and Kewaunee would officially break things open in the 5th inning as the Storm scored four runs on four hits in the inning. 

 

Kewaunee would put the final nail in the coffin for game one scoring 9 runs in the top of the seventh inning, with most coming off of Dominic Tristani. Carlson, Cal Ihlenfeldt, Mitchell Thompson, and Payton Kohnle did most of the damage in the first game that ended in the 18-0 result. 

 

Game two started out in a similar fashion as the first game as the two teams were held scoreless through the first two innings. Kewaunee rattled off eight runs in the third inning on two hits, four hit by pitches, and five walks. Two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning sealed the game in just five innings for the 10-0 win. 

Sturgeon Bay Invite track results, Southern Door Boys claim title, Peshtigo Girls top the field

The Sturgeon Bay Invite was held at Southern Door High School with five Packerland Conference teams participating.  Peshtigo won the girl's side of the track meet, while Southern Door took the boy's side of the Invite.  Troy Hasenjager, coach of the Sturgeon Bay Clippers shares the top performers for Sturgeon Bay: 

Girls

Julia Kurek took first in the 1600, 800 and 2nd in the 4x400 relay. 

Ella Tarkowski 1st in the 400, 2nd in the 100 m dash. 2nd in 4x100 relay 

Jade Tomberlin 1st in the high jump, 2nd in 800 and 2nd in the 4x400 relay. 

Andrea Wilke 1st in pole vault 

Madelyn wind 1st in shot put, 5th in disc. 

300 hurdles Nida Zukauskaite 2nd and 2nd in the 100 hurdles. 

Cate Anderson 1st in 100 hurdles, 2nd in 4x100 relay. 

Tiviana Andropolis and Cady Carlson were 2nd in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay. Tiviana was also 7th in the 100

Julia Michalski 3rd in the 800. 

Briana Barganz 8th in 100 hurdles. 

 

Boys. 

4x200 relay. 1st place 

Chase Hasenjager, Craven Lautenbach, Kordell Anderson and Patrick Haese 

100 m dash. Patrick Haese 3rd

Chase Hasenjager 5th in 200m dash, 3rd in high jump, 5th in triple jump and 1st in 4x200. 

Craven Lautenbach 3rd in triple jump.  

Gannon Evers 1st in shot

Braden Evers 1st in disc. 

Xavier Jandrin 3rd in pole vault. 

Zone Weinke 2nd in 1600

Bryce Hansen 6th in 1600

Ozzie Langfeldt 4th in 110 hurdles and  

300 hurdles 3rd.

 

The complete results of the invite are listed below: 

GIRLS

Peshtigo 103, Southern Door 103, Sturgeon Bay 101, NEW Lutheran 41, Oconto 19

3,200R: 1, Peshtigo (Holly Pesch, Mary Mayhew, Riley Sabel, Rachel Nelson) 11:23.07; 2, Oconto (Elizabeth Finger, Berta Linana Ramos, Harper Burke, June Iza) 12:42.13. 100H: 1, Cate Anderson SB :17.25; 2, Nida Zukauskaite SB :18.46. 100: 1, Ebony Sinclair NEWL :13.31; 2, Ella Tarkowski SB :13.37. 1,600: 1, Julia Kurek SB 5:51.86; 2, Emma Bousley SD 6:13.66. 800R: 1, Southern Door (Kailey Guilette, Kya Borkovetz, Mikayla Pieschek, Frankie Nellis) 1:59.52; 2, Peshtigo (Alaina Archambault, Evelyn Hurley, Jaycee Mullins, Shayla Boettcher) 2:00.68. 400: 1, Ella Tarkowski SB 1:05.65; 2, Danica Neville SD 1:06.62. 400R: 1, NEW Lutheran (Kiera Adams-McIntosh, Sarah Noskowiak, Izzy Payne, Ebony Sinclair) :55.29; 2, Sturgeon Bay (Tiviana Andropolis, Cady Carlson, Ella Tarkowski, Cate Anderson) :55.60. 300H: 1, Alaina Archambault P :51.18; 2, Nida Zukauskaite SB :51.39. 800: 1, Julia Kurek SB 2:39.61; 2, Jade Tomberlin SB 2:45.60. 200: 1, Ebony Sinclair NEWL :27.43; 2, Frankie Nellis SD :28.20. 3,200: 1, Rachel Nelson P 12:50.64; 2, Emma Bousley SD 13:24.28. 1,600R: 1, Peshtigo (Alaina Archambault, Jaycee Mullins, Kylie Villas, Shayla Boettcher) 4:37.31; 2, Sturgeon Bay (Cate Anderson, Jade Tomberlin, Julia Kurek, Nida Zukauskaite) 4:40.90. HJ: 1, Jade Tomberlin SB 4-8; 2, Emma Raygo P 4-6. PV 1, Andrea Wilke SB 8-0; 2, Danica Neville SD 7-0. LJ: 1, Frankie Nellis SD 16-5.5; 2, Ebony Sinclair NEWL 14-7. TJ: 1, Bethany Paye SD 29-5; 2, Alaina Archambault P 28-9.5. D: 1, Christina Powers P 89-5; 2, Alliana Dufek SD 85-2. Shot: 1, Madelyn Wind SB 32-10.5; 2, Christina Powers P 32-8.25.

BOYS

Southern Door 136.5, Peshtigo 86.75, 2, Sturgeon Bay 67.75, NEW Lutheran 34, Oconto 30

3,200R: 1, Southern Door (Brayden Vogel, Spencer Slezewski, Cody Penovich, Jack Monfils) 10:30.10; 2, Peshtigo (Jake Geroux, Liam Smith, Eli Berndt, Cole Grabian) 10:41.85. 110H: 1, Ethan Brissette P :16.28; 2, Kaden Borkovetz SD :17.00. 100: 1, Zach Lynch SD :11.66; 2, Dominic Caylor OCO :11.91. 1,600: 1, Ben Grota SD 5:02.27; 2, Zone Wienke SB 5:28.58. 800R: 1, Sturgeon Bay (Chase Hasenjager, Craven Lautenbach, Kordell, Anderson, Patrick Haese) 1:40.94; 2, Southern Door (Landon Vandertie, James Karsten, Damontrae Meeks, Jaymes Dietlein) 1:47.53. 400: 1, Zach Wendland NEWL :53.65; 2, Lucas Conard SD :57.78. 400R: 1, Southern Door (Kaden Borkovetz, Alaric Urban, Lauden Berg, Zach Lynch) :47.33. 300H: 1, Zach Wendland NEWL :44.09; 2, Hunter Malvitz SD :47.50. 800: 1, Andrew Nelson P 2:12.12; 2, Lucas Conard SD 2:17.93. 200: 1, Zach Lynch SD :23.72; 2, Ethan Brissette P :24.34. 3,200: 1, Andrew Nelson P 11:07.43; 2, Ben Grota SD 11:15.93. 1,600R: 1, Peshtigo (Om Shinde, Reese Yunke, Ethan Brissette, Andrew Nelson) 3:55.33; 2, Southern Door (Jonas Jandrin, Hunter Malvitz, Mason Motquin, Lucas Conard) 3:55.70. HJ: 1, Espen Walker SB 6-0; 2, Zach Wendland NEWL 6-0. PV: 1, Ethan Brissette P 13-6; 2, Kavin Kleikamp P 10-6. LJ: 1, Zach Wendland NEWL 19-1.5; 2, Tristan Krescarek P 18-4. TJ: 1, Kaden Borkovetz SD 37-4.5; 2, Alaric Urban SD 36-11.5. D: 1, Gannon Evers SB 125-9; 2, Kody Marchant SD 109-2. Shot: 1, Braden Evers SB 39-8.25; 2, Roger Ramirez OCO 38-6.5.

Brewers top Mariners in extra innings

Clutch relief pitching and timely hitting propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 win Tuesday night in Seattle. 

 

Bryse Wilson pitched the final two innings and did not allow an earned run to pick up the win for the Brewers.  The Brewer's bullpen pitched six innings and did not allow an earned run to continue their strong beginning to the season.

 

Christian Yelich snapped out of a mini-slump by going 3 for 5 and picking up two RBIs while hitting his third home run of the season.  Willy Adames was 2 for 5 and had three runs batted in to give the Brewers just enough hitting to pull out the win in 11 innings.  Milwaukee (13-5) will play the final game in the series against the Mariners at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, before heading home to face the Boston Red Sox in a four-game weekend series.

Rattlers fall to Quad Cities 2-0

The Quad Cities River Bandits snapped a scoreless tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the eighth to hand the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Rattlers hitters were held to two hits and struck out thirteen times against four River Bandits pitchers.

 

Wisconsin (5-5) drew a walk in each of the first four innings against Quad Cities starting pitcher Mason Barnett but could not get a runner to cross home.  Barnett had seven strikeouts and allowed one hit over five innings of shutout work.

The River Bandits (4-5) had two chances to score against Wisconsin starting pitcher Russell Smith.  Gavin Cross doubled with two outs in the third inning.  Joe Gray Jr preserved the scoreless tie when he made a diving catch of a sinking line drive off the bat of Jack Pineda for the final out.

In the fourth, Smith walked the first two batters he faced before escaping the inning with a foul pop and a 5-4-3 double play.  Smith finished his first start of the season with four scoreless innings, one hit allowed, three walks, and five strikeouts.

Quad Cities kept the pressure on in the sixth inning as Paxton Wallace reached on a single and took second on a wild pitch by Michele Vassalotti to start the frame.  Vassalotti struck out the next two batters, but Cross extended the frame with an infield single to put runners on the corners.  Vassalotti ended the inning with a strikeout of Pineda to keep the game scoreless.

Luis Amaya took over for Vassalotti in the bottom of the seventh and got the first out.  However, a double, a hit batsman, and a single loaded the bases to bring Cross back to the plate.  Amaya got Cross, the #1 prospect in the Kansas City Royals system, on a strikeout for the second out.

That brought Pineda back to the plate.  Amaya got two quick strikes on Pineda, but the 1-2 pitch got past catcher Darrien Miller to let the runner from third to score the first run of the game.

Wisconsin staged a two-out rally in the top of the eighth against Brandon Johnson.  Robert Moore lined a double down the line in right and Gray drew a walk.  Johnson rebounded to get a strikeout to end the threat.

The River Bandits added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Juan Carlos Negret.

Darrien Miller drew a walk with one-out in the top of the ninth, but Quad Cities closer Anderson Paulino ended the game with a 6-4-3 double play.

Eric Brown Jr led the Wisconsin offense with two walks, a single, and two stolen bases.

 

The loss snapped Wisconsin’s three-game winning streak.

 

Game two of the series is Wednesday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Joseph Hernandez (0-1, 5.63) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Quad Cities will counter with Tyson Guerrero (0-1, 10.80).  Game time is 6:30pm.  The radio broadcast is on AM 1280, WNAM starting with the Community Blood Center Pregame Show at 6:10pm and on the internet at this link.  The game is also available to subscribers of Bally Live.

Girls soccer slate involves major travel

Some major miles will be put on for Tuesday's girls soccer matches in the local area. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will be the lone home team, welcoming in Clintonville. 

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar will head near the Upper Peninsula border to face Marinette. 

 

L-C will face Ripon in non-conference action

 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar and L-C will begin their matches at 4:30, and Sturgeon Bay is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. 

Local track teams will appear at three different meets Tuesday

If you would like to watch a Track and Field meet on Tuesday, you will have options galore with three different meets being held. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will be the host team for their meet, which will be held at Southern Door. The teams competing at that meet will be NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay. 

 

Up in Institute, the Sevastopol Pioneers will be hosting a meet for Packerland Conference teams as well. Teams involved in that meet includes Sevastopol, Algoma, Gibraltar, and Kewaunee. 

 

Finally in North Eastern Conference Track and Field, Luxemburg-Casco will compete at the Oconto Falls hosted track meet. Track teams competing at that meet includes Denmark, Little Chute, Oconto Falls, Waupaca and Luxemburg-Casco. 

 

The meet in Oconto Falls will begin at 4:00, with the other meets at Sevastopol and Southern Door beginning at 4:30 p.m. 

Baseball Preview: Sturgeon Bay hosts Kewaunee on U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers baseball team will look to change the tide from their weekend doubleheader against Oconto when they play another doubleheader against Kewaunee Tuesday afternoon. 

 

The Clippers lost to the first place Oconto Blue Devils in both games, with scores of 10-3 and 18-3 sealing their fate on Saturday morning. The Clippers started out game one strong with a pair of runs on RBI singles by Brody Kollath and Curt Meyer. The Blue Devils would respond with two runs in the first, three runs in the second, and four runs in the third inning. The Clippers would cut the lead with a Gavin Fernandez RBI single in the fifth, but the Clippers would give it back in the following inning en route to the 10-3 loss. Emmett Braschnewitz and Brody Kollath combined to strike out five batters while allowing nine earned runs. The second game would be a shortened game due to the run rule, with Sturgeon Bay being down 11-0 before Curt Meyer drove in an RBI. 

 

For the Kewaunee Storm, they are coming off an impressive display of play in the Wisconsin Dells tournament, going 3-0 against some strong competition. With wins over Northwestern, Lake Mills, and St. Mary’s Springs, the Storm picked up three wins over teams with a combined record of 9-7 on the season. Cal Ihlenfeldt and Peyton Kohnle have been the leaders so far this season for the Storm, and will look to continue that success into their first Packerland Conference game of the season. 

 

Gary Barta and Reece Robillard will have the call from Memorial Field on U-102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The pregame show is set for 4:15 with the first pitch of the doubleheader set for 4:30 p.m. 

 

Other games in the area includes Gibraltar finishing their second game against NEW Lutheran and Luxemburg Casco battling Little Chute in the matchup of LC's. 

Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer heads to Oostburg

UPDATED 12:45 p.m: According to the Packerland Conference website, the matchup between the United and the Flying Dutchmen has been canceled due to the weather. 

 

The Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer team will hit the pitch for the third time in a week on Monday when they host Oostburg in Institute.

 

After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Sturgeon Bay to open the season, the United dropped their Saturday matchup to Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian 4-1. 

 

Oostburg are 2-1 so far this season, suffering their first loss of the year last Thursday 3-0 to Port Washington. It broke up a streak of clean sheets for the Flying Dutchmen against Lake Country Lutheran (1-0) and Random Lake (5-0). 

 

The two teams will battle at 4 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of School District of Sevastopol 

Local teams head to The Woods for golf meet

UPDATED 12:45 p.m: The meet scheduled for Monday at The Woods Golf Course has been postponed and rescheduled to May 2nd. 

 

NEW Lutheran will be the hosts of Monday's Packerland Conference meet, which tees off at 4 p.m. at The Woods Golf Course in Green Bay.

 

Competing in the meet along with NEW Lutheran will be Gibraltar, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay. In the last Packerland Conference meet, the area's golf teams had a perfect afternoon to open Packerland Conference play in Sturgeon Bay. The Clippers captured the early season victory, topping second-place Southern Door by 19 strokes. Keying the victory were Isaak Aune and Tre Wienke, who posted two of the top five scores in the meet.

 

Tee time is set for 4 p.m.

Baseball preview: Non-conference games highlight Monday's slate

UPDATED 12:45 p.m: All of the games on Monday's baseball schedule have been postponed to a later date. 

 

Area baseball teams hope Mother Nature lets them play ball on Monday.

 

The Packerland Conference schedule is all non-conference matchups with Algoma playing Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah and Southern Door traveling to Manitowoc Lutheran.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will stay in the conference for their matchup as they play on the road against Little Chute. 

 

The first pitch for all of the games is 4:30 p.m.

Softball preview: L-C plays Algoma Monday on 104.1 WRLU

UPDATED 12:45 p.m: All of Monday's slate of softball games have been postponed to a later date. 

 

Mother Nature will likely have a say on whether or not Monday's slate of softball games gets off the ground.

 

On Monday, Luxemburg-Casco is scheduled to travel to Algoma to take on the Wolves in non-conference action on the diamond if the weather allows. The pregame on 104.1 WRLU begins at 4:15 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  The game will also be streamed on New Radio Sports Network with Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard on the call.   

 

Other scheduled games for Monday include Southern Door playing against Notre Dame Academy at Ted Fritsch Park in Green Bay, and Sturgeon Bay welcoming NEW Lutheran. Those games also begin at 4:30 p.m. 

Clippers softball can't muster enough offense against Blue Devils

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers' trip to Oconto for a pair of softball games did not fare well as they dropped both ends of the doubleheader 18-7 and 9-3.

 

In game one, the Clippers carried a lead late before the Blue Devils scored 15 of their 18 runs in the final two innings. The Clippers tried answering the call in the sixth inning when they plated five runs of their own.

 

In game two, the Clippers scored all three of their runs in the third inning to bring  the game within one before the Blue Devils scored twice in the fourth and five times in the decisive seventh inning.

Vikings baseball improves to 5-0 with Pioneers sweep

The Gibraltar Vikings capped off a perfect week with a pair of victories over county rivals Sevastopol on Saturday in Institute.

 

In their day opening 10-2 win, the Vikings plated five runs in the first inning and made it 8-0 before the Pioneers were able to scratch across their first run. Noah Greene  went five innings allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out seven. Bennett Isaacson went 1-2 while knocking in three runs for the Vikings. Hayden Reetz went 3-4 with a triple while Rylan Caldecott banged out two doubles. Mason Bosman led the Pioneers offensively, going 1-3 and an RBI. 

 

It was more of the same in the Vikings' 13-1 victory in game 2 as Gibraltar scored seven runs in the second inning and were leading 10-0 before the Pioneers' lone tally in the fourth. The Vikings would add three runs in the bottom of the fourth to force the game to end after five innings. Caldecott added another double as he went 2-3 with two RBI. Aaron Brey added to his impressive start to the season, going 2-4 with four RBI. Brey also closed the door on both games pitching in relief. Will Friedenfels and Isaacson also had multiple RBI days.

Big fifth inning sends Kewaunee baseball to third straight Dells win

An 11-run fifth inning rescued the Kewaunee Storm from the brink in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, eventually beating St. Mary's Springs 19-10.

 

Walks were the main culprit going against the Storm as their pitching staff allowed eight free passes while striking out just two. They gave up at least one run in each of the first four innings, including three in the third innings and four in the fourth.  

 

The Storm did post another big inning in the third inning when they plated five with Cal Ihlenfeldt delivering the innings biggest blow in the two-run single. In the 11-run fifth inning, it was small ball that drove in most of the runs. Ihlenfeldt ended the day going 2-3 with five RBI and Owen Carlson went 2-5 with for RBI. Mitchell Thompson and Caleb Schaller each had two RBI. 

Wolves softball splits matchups with Eagles

The Algoma Wolves responded well to a 19-4 blowout loss with a 9-8 victory against Southern Door Saturday.

 

Southern Door scored eight runs in the first inning and put the game well out of reach in the fifth inning with seven runs in the fifth in the six inning game. Sierra Slaby led the way with two RBI while Slaby and Ryley Zimmerman each had a pair of hits. For the Eagles, Chloe Lustilla and Callie Miller each had three RBI and five players had multi-hit games. 

 

In game two,  the Wolves scored in every inning by the sixth and stopped the Eagles short in the seventh inning to preserve the 9-8  victory. Nora Krause had three hits and drove in two runs while Tegan Luedke drove in a pair of runs for the Wolves. The Eagles saw Greta Gutschow and Tori Marchant each drive in two runs and Payton Gilbertson collect two hits in the loss. 

Blue Devils secure baseball sweep of Clippers

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers suffered similar fates in both ends of their doubleheader against Oconto on Saturday, losing the games 10-3 and 18-3.

 

The Clippers started out game one strong with a pair of runs on RBI singles by Brady Kollath and Curt Meyer. The Blue Devils would respond with two runs in the first, three runs in the second, and four runs in the third inning. The Clippers would cut the lead with a Gavin Fernandez RBI single in the fifth, but the Clippers would give it back in the following inning en  route to the 10-3 loss. Evan  Braschnewitz and Brady Kollath combined to strike out five batters while allowing nine earned runs.

 

In game two,  it was already 11-0 Blue Devils when Curt Meyer delivered his second RBI hit of the day. The Blue Devils would add on six runs in the fourth and and another tally in the fifth in the mercy-rule shortened game. Caden LeMieux stole home and Meyer knocked in another run in the 18-3 loss for the Clippers in their final innings of play.

Sevastopol softball no-hits Gibraltar twice in blowout wins

Sevastopol and Gibraltar played two softball games, but did not even play seven innings total in a doubleheader sweep for the Pioneers.

 

In game one, Addison Schauske no-hit the Vikings in an 18-0, three inning win for the Pioneers. Claire Haberli, Naomi Rikkola, and Bailey Rikkola all had multiple RBI  in the game. Naomi Rikkola delivered a three-run home run while Sienna Cain registered a triple in her lone at-bat.

 

In game two, Libby Ash matched her teammate with her own no-hitter in a 25-0 three inning victory. The Pioneers collected 18 hits in the game with Claire Haberli  and Bailey Rikkola each getting three hits. The pair also combined to drive in six runs and score eight times.

 

GAME 1 - Sevastopol 18, Gibraltar 0 (3 innings)
Winning pitcher- Addison Schauske (no hitter, 6 strikeouts)
Bailey Rikkola 2-2, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored
Johanna Andreae 1-1, 2 runs scored, double
Sienna Cain 1-1, triple
Naomi Rikkola 1-2, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, home run
Jolene Luedtke 1-2
Alaina Schopf 1-2
Libby Ash 1-2
Claire Haberli 1-2, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, double

GAME 2- Sevastopol 25, Gibraltar 0 (3 innings)
Winning pitcher- Libby Ash (no hitter, 4 strikeouts)
18 team hits
Claire Haberli 3-3, 4 RBI, 4 runs scored, 2 doubles
Bailey Rikkola 3-4, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2 doubles
Naomi Rikkola 2-2, 4 runs scored
Jolene Luedtke 2-3, 3 runs scored
Addison Schauske 2-3, 2 runs scored

Eagles sweep Wolves in baseball action

Southern Door swept a baseball DH at Algoma on Saturday. In game 1, Algoma scored 2 runs on 3 hits in the bottom of the 1st inning to erase a 1-0 Eagles lead. SD answered with their own 2-run rally in the top of the 2nd inning behind a Jack Peterson RBI double, followed by a Tyler Neinas RBI single. The Eagles manufactured a run in the top of the 6th inning behind singles from Matthew Malvitz, Neinas, and Jaden Diller, eventually resulting in a 4-2 SD victory. Hitting leaders for the Eagles with 2 hits each included Peterson, Neinas, Diller, and Jared Hawkey. Diller earned the win on the mound, striking out 11 and walking 2 in his 6 innings of work. Tyler Neinas earned the save by retiring all 3 Wolves batters in the 7th inning on a total of 5 pitches. Algoma only had 1 baserunner after the 1st inning, with that runner being removed by a 6th inning double play.

Game 2 was never in doubt after SD plated 3 runs on 3 hits in the bottom of the 3rd inning, with Hawkey, Peterson, and Neinas getting hits. Hits from Diller, Christian Counard, and Malvitz increased the Eagle lead to 5-0 in the 5th inning. A 6th inning 5-run rally started by an Alec Guilette single and a Braylon Berg double, resulted in the game ended by the 10-run rule in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 10-0 final score. 


With the 2 wins, SD goes to 5-0 for the season and 4-0 in the Packerland Conference. Their next scheduled game is 4:30 Monday afternoon at Manitowoc Lutheran.

Softball Preview: Saturday features handful of doubleheaders

Ending out a great week of high school sports will be the Packerland Conference with a strong slate of doubleheaders on a Saturday morning in the softball circuit. 

 

Sevastopol welcomes in neighboring Gibraltar

 

Southern Door travels down to Algoma

 

Sturgeon Bay takes the trip to Oconto

 

Southern Door and Algoma's first pitch is set for 10:00, while the other two games are set to start at 11:00 a.m. 

 

In Friday's action Luxemburg-Casco split their doubleheader with Freedom with a 1-0 win and a 3-2 loss. 

Bucks learn first round opponent for playoffs

The Milwaukee Bucks have found out who their first round opponent will be in the 2023 Eastern Conference Playoffs. 

 

The Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 102-91, clinching the eight seed in the playoffs, and the rights to play the top seeded Bucks in the opening round. The Heat are lead by Jimmy Butler, a former player for the Marquette Golden Eagles, and Tyler Herro who was originally committed to the Wisconsin Badgers and went to high school at Whitnall, has become a strong contributor to the team as well. 

 

The season series between these two teams is tied at 2 games a piece after the Heat won the first two games of the series. The Bucks fought back and won the last two games, including the most recent matchup on February 24th by a score of 128-99. 

 

The series will begin on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. 

Clipper girls soccer cant find net against Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah

After grabbing their first win of the season on Thursday, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers girls soccer team could not keep up with Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah on Friday, falling 3-0. 

 

The Resorters of Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah got a huge boost from Ariana Jelenc, who scored 2 goals on the night and assisted on another. The Resorters got one goal in the first and two in the second half, while simultaneously shutting out the Clippers throughout the entire match. Teagan O’Neil also scored on the night for the Resorters while assisting on one of the goals from Jelenc. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will have a chance to bounce back next on Tuesday when they play Clintonville. 

 

On Saturday, Sevastopol/Gibraltar will face off against Sheboygan Lutheran. 

Baseball round-up: Gibraltar wins on 105.1 The GOAT

A three-run homer for Will Friedenfels was the lift the Gibraltar Vikings needed to get past the Crivitz Wolverines in an 8-5 win in Fish Creek Friday evening.

 

The turning point came in the Vikings' half of the fourth inning when Kita and Brey singled to start things before Friedenfels delivered the game's big blow, a three-run homer over the left-centerfield fence. The Vikings will play Sevastopol in a Packerland Conference doubleheader Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The Pioneers are coming off a 4-2 loss to Goodman-Pembine on Thursday.

 

In other Friday action, Kewaunee swept their two games on Friday in Wisconsin Dells, beating Northwestern 7-5 and shutting out Lake Mills 6-0. They return to action on Saturday morning with a match up against St. Mary's Springs Academy.

 

Other Saturday games include Southern Door playing at Algoma and Sturgeon Bay traveling to Oconto. 

 

 

Track teams concluded busy week of action

Algoma, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, and Sevastopol all got the chance to get onto the outdoor track this week, with the Storm and Clippers getting a pair of opportunities.

 

The Algoma track teams were small but mighty in their performances at the Southern Door Quad meet on Tuesday. The teams posted six top three performances, including event wins by Emily Kirchman (shot put) and Austin Miller (pole vault). Logan Borths swept the wheelchair events of shot put, 100m, 400m, and 800m with four personal records.

 

The Sturgeon Bay track teams posted several event victories this week as they competed at the Southern Door Quad and the Kewaunee Five meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights respectively. On Tuesday. the Sturgeon Bay girls won the Southern Door meet with 95 points. First place finishers included the girls' 4x100m and 4x400m relays, Ella Tarkowski (100m, 400m), Julia Kurek (800m), Claire Quaderer (3200m), Cate Anderson (100m hurdles), Nida Zukauskaite (300m high hurdles), and Andrea Wilke (pole vault). On Friday, both teams finished in the middle of the field in Kewaunee. First-place finishes include Patrick Haese (100m), boys' 4x200m relay, Andrea Wilke (pole vault), Jade Tomberlin (high jump), and the girls' 4x100m relay. 

 

The Sevastopol track team got its first outdoor track meet out of the way with a pair of fifth-place finishes at the Kewaunee Five meet on Thursday. Bea Dramm led the way with her first-place finish in the 3200m. Atlee Manson (3rd, 100m), Ezra Linnan (3rd, 800m), boys' 4x400m relay, and Caitlyn Hasenjager (3rd 300m high hurdles) posted top three performances.

 

Two meets in a week proved to be no problem for the Kewaunee boys' track team as they won both multi-team meets hosted by Southern Door and their school. On Tuesday, the Storm boys beat Southern Door by 116-91 margin in Brussels at the meet that also included Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. In that meet, the girls' team just missed out on second place with 72 points. First-place finishers included Christopher Cullen (400m, 800m), Isaac Schlies (300M Hurdles), six of the eight relay teams, Kemper Robinson (Discus), Jordan Lamack (high jump), Maddix Mueller (triple jump), Fany Pecout (200m), and Hannah Miller (1600m, triple jump). Thursday's win for the Storm boys was even more impressive, beating second place Peshtigo by 101 points. The girls' team tied Peshtigo for first place with 106 points. Thursday's meet also featured Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol. First-place finishers included Nathan Schlough (200m), Christopher Cullen (800m), James Joski (1600m), five of the eight relays, DJ Echos (shot put) Kemper Robinson (discus), Jordan Lamack (high jump, triple jump), Hannah Miller (triple jump, 800m, 400m), Fany Pecout (discus), and Jessica Barnica (100m hurdles).

 

The Southern Door track team boasted several event wins in the quad meet they hosted on Tuesday. First-place finishers included Zach Lynch (100m, 200m), Ben Grota (1600m, 3200m), the boys' 4x100m relay, Kaden Borkovetz (long jump), Frankie Nellis (long jump), and Allianna Dufek (discus).

 

You can click on the links above for the full results for each team.

Softball hits diamond Friday

Area softball teams are taking advantage of the summer-like weather conditions with several games this week including a pair of matchups on Friday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will play a pair against Freedom beginning at 4 p.m.

 

Kewaunee will play its rescheduled game against Two Rivers beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

Thursday's action included Southern Door beating Wrightstown 15-3, Sevastopol doubling up Goodman-Pembine 8-4, and Algoma toppling Sheboygan Area Lutheran 14-0

Jam packed week of baseball continues with two Friday games

The area's baseball teams are making up for lost time this week with a number of games happening over the course of a three-day span, including two on Friday.

 

Kewaunee opens tournament play in Wisconsin Dells with matchups against Northwestern at 1:30 p.m. and Lake Mills at 3:45 p.m. They will conclude their tournament stint on Saturday with a, 11:15 a.m. game against St. Mary's Springs.

 

Gibraltar will welcome Crivitz to Fish Creek for a 4:30 p.m. game.

 

Thursday's action included Southern Door soaring past Reedsville 21-7, Goodman/Pembine doubling up Sevastopol 4-2, and Luxemburg-Casco being shut out 4-0.

Sturgeon Bay captures first golf meet of the year

The area's golf teams had a perfect afternoon to open Packerland Conference play in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Sturgeon Bay captured the early season victory, topping second-place Southern Door by 19 strokes. Keying the victory were Isaak Aune and Tre Wienke, who posted two of the top five scores in the meet.

 

Team Scores

Sturgeon Bay 199

Southern Door 218

Peshtigo 242

Gibraltar 261

Oconto 266

 

Individual Scores

Grant Bauman 42 Peshtigo

Finley Lavine 43 Southern Door

Isaak Aune 44 Sturgeon Bay

Tre Wienke 45 Sturgeon Bay 

Finn Salm 46 Gibraltar

Thursday's baseball slate sees L-C looking for a sweep

Tuesday's slate was more full than Thursday's, but the baseball games are rolling through with three local teams ready to take the field once again this afternoon. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco is set for their second game of the season series against Freedom after winning game one 2-1. 

 

Sevastopol will travel to Goodman/Pembine looking to get in the win column. 

 

Southern Door will take on Reedsville after a successful Tuesday.

 

 All the games will begin at different times, as Southern Door begins at 4:00, L-C and Freedom play at 4:30, and first pitch for Sevastopol is set for 5:00 p.m. 

Softball action for Thursday sees local teams traveling

Sometimes rivalries begin to brew because two teams are battling in meaningful games and they are always close, and Thursday's softball action could have one beginning to form. 

 

Southern Door will travel to Wrightstown for a doubleheader, a team they knocked out of the postseason in upset form last season 5-4. 

 

Sevastopol was supposed to play visitor to Pembine/Goodman for the second year in a row, but they will instead host the game.

 

Algoma heads far south to take on Sheboygan Area Lutheran. 

 

Algoma, Sevastopol, and Southern Door have their first pitch set for 4:30.

 

NOTE: A previous version of this story had Sevastopol traveling for the game, but it will instead be played in Institute. 

Girls Soccer Preview: Door County rivalry set for nightcap

Whether it be taking in the two teams in Door County, or watching the Spartans begin NEC play, no matter where you watch girls soccer on Thursday you will be in for a treat. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco begins their trip through the North Eastern Conference with the Clintonville Truckers. 

 

Sturgeon Bay welcomes in the neighboring Vikineers of Sevastopol/Gibraltar at Clark Field. 

 

L-C is slated to start at 4:30, with Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol/Gibraltar beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Kewaunee to host rescheduled track meet

After the first attempt at the meet was postponed, the Kewaunee Storm will finally be able to host their Track and Field meet. 

 

The original date for the meet according to packerlandconference.org was set for April 4th. Weather cancelled that meet and pushed it back to the 13th. 

 

The teams competing in the meet in Kewaunee are NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee. 

 

The meet is scheduled to get underway at 4:30 p.m. 

Golf season opens up with Cherry Hills meet

The final spring season sport that gets underway will finally compete on Thursday afternoon as golfers from around the Packerland Conference will hit the links at Cherry Hills Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay. 

 

Local teams at the meet will include Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Southern Door and other Packerland teams such as conference contenders in Peshtigo and Oconto, and also a team from NEW Lutheran. 

 

Isaak Aune, Trey Wienke, Finley LaVine, Teddy Roth and Finn Salm are just some of the top potential returning golfers to the area for the new season. Peshtigo's Grant Baumann will return to the Bulldogs this season after being named the Packerland Conference Golfer of the Year in 2022. 

 

The golfers will tee off at 4:00 p.m. 

Softball Summary: Eagles and Pioneers have Game 2 cut short

The sun caused some problems later in the night, but it was helpful for getting the much-needed softball action underway on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

Algoma snuck by Crivitz 1-0 on a 2 hit performance. 

 

Southern Door and Sevastopol had their second game end in the fifth after the Pioneers took the first game 11-7 in extras. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco steamrolled over Clintonville 11-1

 

Kewaunee one-hit the Sturgeon Bay Clippers twice, winning 15-0 and 9-0. 

 

No score was reported between Gibraltar/Washington Island and NEW Lutheran. 

Baseball Recap: Eagles Rout Pioneers; Vikings only get one game in

No matter where you were watching baseball on Tuesday afternoon, you saw great games all around in the area's opening games. 

 

Southern Door's Jaden Diller and Christian Counard combined for a perfect game as the Eagles swept Sevastopol 10-0 and 9-0. 

 

Sturgeon Bay got a walkoff from Curt Meyer as the Clippers beat Green Bay Preble 10-9. 

 

Gibraltar's second game of a doubleheader against NEW Lutheran was postponed due to darkness, but the Vikings took game one 6-3. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco edged Freedom 2-1 in NEC action. 

Brewers ride Burnes stellar start to win over D-Backs

It may not have been the overall most exciting game till later in the night, but the Milwaukee Brewers beat up on the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen, leading the Crew to a 7-1 win. 

 

Merrill Kelly of the Diamondbacks had a no-hit bid on the Milwaukee Brewers going into the seventh inning of play at Chase Field in Arizona Tuesday night, but Willy Adames broke that with a solo home run, opening up the floodgates for the Brewers offense. 

 

Milwaukee would go on to score five runs in the seventh inning, which would give Corbin Burnes some much deserved run support, after Burnes looked like his old self again after struggling in his first two starts. Corbin would go eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and just three hits and no walks. Rivaling pitcher Merrill Kelly would finish with a line of six innings pitched, three earned runs, seven strikeouts on one single hit. 

 

Rowdy Tellez and Mike Brosseau would homer in the eight and ninth inning respectively, and the Diamondbacks would put up its lone run in the bottom of the ninth to make the game final at 7-1. 

 

Tomorrows matchup will be the rubber match between the two teams as Drey Jameson is the pitcher on the mound for Arizona tomorrow, and for Milwaukee it will be Janson Junk making his Milwaukee Brewer Debut after Brandon Woodruff was placd on the 15-Day Injured List mid-day Tuesday. 

 

First pitch is set for 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Chase Field in Arizona. 

Softball slate includes multiple Packerland matchups

We will finally see a full slate of games on the softball diamond as the weather will finally cooperate with teams trying to get in action. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco will welcome in Clintonville on their second night of a back to back. The Spartans took care of business early in their NEC game Monday, beating Little Chute 10-0 in five innings. 

 

Gibraltar looks to grab an early win against NEW Lutheran. 

 

Algoma sees Crivitz come to town in a non-conference game. 

 

Kewaunee takes a trip to Sturgeon Bay in last seasons playoff rematch. 

 

Southern Door and Sevastopol go toe to toe. The Pioneers are coming off a 10-9 victory over Coleman on Monday.

 

Sevastopol at Southern Door and Kewaunee at Sturgeon Bay will start at 4:00 p.m., with all of the other games set for 4:30 p.m. 

Local Baseball teams finally in action

Now that it finally feels like spring in Northeast Wisconsin, the area baseball teams are able to get their seasons underway as five local teams will hit the diamond on Tuesday. 

 

Southern Door will open their season against Sevastopol, looking to make it three conference championships in a row. 

 

Gibraltar welcomes in NEW Lutheran with another sectional appearance on their minds. 

 

Sturgeon Bay will face Green Bay Preble in Head Coach Neal Henrigillis' Clipper debut. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco takes on Freedom looking to shake off their weekend losses. 

 

First pitch for Southern Door-Sevastopol is set for 4:00 p.m., Green Bay Preble and Sturgeon Bay at 7:00 p.m., and the other two games at 4:30 p.m. 

 

In Monday's action, Algoma stole 17 bases en route to a 13-6 victory over Kohler/Christian.

Two conference track meets set to run Tuesday

The outdoor track and field season will finally get going for every team in the Packerland Conference, as Oconto and Southern Door will host meets for the conference teams. 

 

At Southern Door the teams that will be competing at the meets are Algoma, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door. This meet will feature both the boys and girls reigning conference champions as the Clipper girls and Storm boys are set to compete in the meet. 

 

In Oconto, the teams set for that meet will be Gibraltar, NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy, Sevastopol, Peshtigo and Oconto. 

 

Both meets are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. 

Algoma baseball flies over to Kohler

The Algoma baseball team will make its way down the lakeshore to Kohler to play the Blue Bombers Monday afternoon.

 

Both teams have had the weather prevent them from getting onto the field with the Wolves missing out on a game against Luxemburg-Casco in late March and the Blue Bombers having a contest against Sevastopol postponed. Both teams want to improve on last season's results after combining to win just nine games during their 2022 campaign.

 

First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Brewers take series against Cardinals

Another series finished for Milwaukee means another series win as the Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1, winning the series Sunday afternoon. 

 

Willy Adames, who was responsible for three of the six Milwaukee runs, started the scoring off in the bottom of the third inning hitting a double to deep left field, scoring two runs. Adames would then hit a solo home run after the Cardinals answered back with a run, making the score 3-1 after five innings. 

 

Christian Yelich would finally get to wear the cheesehead, as he launched a solo home run to deep center field, his first home run of the young season. Rowdy Tellez would join in on the scoring, driving in two more runs making the game 6-1, where the score would end. 

 

Freddy Peralta pitched another gem of a game for the Crew, going 6 innings allowing one run on seven strikeouts. Jake Woodford would go 4.2 innings giving up three earned runs and striking out five batters. 

 

Milwaukee will take a road trip to the west coast as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday. Wade Miley is set to pitch for the Brewers, and Zac Gallen is on the mound for the D-Backs. First pitch at 8:40 p.m. 

Gamblers clinch playoff spot

For the first time since 2018, the Green Bay Gamblers clinched a spot in the Clark Cup Playoffs after demolishing the Muskegon Lumberjacks 8-3 on Saturday.

 

Bodie Nobe registered a hat trick and Amine Hajibi scored his first two career goals to pace the Gamblers past their Michigan rivals. The Gamblers jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Raimonds Vitolins, Nicholas Vantassell, and Carter Rose as they chased off the Lumberjacks' starting goalie Raythan Robbins after just under 27 minutes of ice time. The Gamblers had to weather a storm of offense in the second period as the Lumberjacks outscored them 3-2 in the middle frame before they scored another three goals in the third.

 

After a forgettable March, the Gamblers are 2-1 in April and they will play their make-up game in Dubuque on Tuesday night beginning at 7:05 p.m.

Hawkey to play in D3 WBCA All-Star Game

Southern Door senior forward Jared Hawkey has been selected for the Division 3 WBCA All Star Game after his stellar season. 

 

Hawkey was a pivotal part of the Eagles’ Packerland Conference championship this season, averaging 13.6 points, 10 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.7 steals and 2 blocks per game. Hawkey proved his ability to be an all-around player this year, giving him the opportunity to play in the All-Star game. 

 

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game is the best of the best nominated senior basketball players, which includes boys and girls circuits, that compete in a game based on the division their school was in. Players and coaches must raise money in order to play in the games. 

 

The Boys All-Star Game will be played on June 29th at Justagame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. 

Bucks finish regular season against Toronto

The Milwaukee Bucks will round out their regular season Sunday afternoon when they take on the Toronto Raptors. 

 

After sitting their entire starting lineup in their Friday matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies, the expectation is that will happen again in Toronto against the Raptors. Khris Middleton received good news back from the MRI on his right knee on Friday, with everything coming back negative. Middleton will use the week before the playoffs to rehab his knee in hopes for a return in the first round of the playoffs. 

 

Toronto will head to the play-in tournament after the matchup with the Bucks at either the 8 or 9 seed, with a chance to face Milwaukee in the first round again. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet are the leading scorers for the Raptors, but the team features six players at 14 points or more per game, compared to the Bucks six players at 10 or more points per game. 

 

Tip from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto is set for 12:00 p.m. 

Brewers can't capitalize on chances; fall to Cardinals

After falling behind in the first inning, the Milwaukee Brewers were unable to muster any runs, as they were shut out by the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night. 

 

Eric Lauer did not have his best game going for the Brewers, as the Cardinals brought home two runs in the first inning after Willson Contreras singled making it 2-0 after a Nolan Arenado sacrifice fly out. 

 

The top of the third inning would not be friendly to Lauer and the Brewers either, as Nolan Arenado and rookie Jordan Walker hit a pair of home runs, extending the lead to 6-0 Cardinals. 

 

Milwaukee had bases loaded opportunities in the 3rd and 8th innings, but Christian Yelich and Luke Voit would strand all three runners in those opportunities, leaving the Brewers scoreless in a game for the second game this season. 

 

Sunday will be the rubber match of the series, with Freddy Peralta slated to pitch for Milwaukee, and Jake Woodford on the mound for the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. 

Diamond notes: Sevastopol softball takes two, L-C baseball drop game to Notre Dame

Two local teams headed west for games on Saturday as the spring season slowly picks up the pace thanks to the cooperation of Mother Nature.

 

Sevastopol softball headed to the Hodag Dome in Rhinelander for a pair of games. They beat Gillett/Suring 6-2 and trounced Hurley 13-2.

 

Luxemburg-Casco spent the whole day in Ashwaubenon playing baseball against Notre Dame Academy, losing their varsity and JV1 matchups to the Tritons.

 

Gamblers pepper Robbins, can't crack Lumberjacks

The Green Bay Gamblers doubled up the Muskegon Lumberjacks in shots, but it was the Lumberjacks that doubled up the Gamblers on the scoreboard 6-3 Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Raimonds Vitolins scored in between Lumberjacks' goals in the first inning and Jimmy Clark tied the game at 2-2 in the opening two minutes of the second period, but the Lumberjacks scored three straight goals to put the game out of reach. The Gamblers outshot their visitors 52-26 with goalie Raythan Robbins, making 49 saves along the way. Kristoffer Eberly stopped 20 of 25 shots faced.

 

The two teams will get back after it on Saturday at the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m.

Second inning dooms Spartans baseball vs. Vikings, face Notre Dame Saturday

One bad inning sent the Luxemburg-Casco baseball team reeling to their first loss of the season, a 7-1 season to the Denmark Vikings.

 

The Vikings jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning, led by a two-RBI double by Braedyn Heezen. They would make it 6-0 in the fourth inning when they received a pair of run-scoring hits by Ethan Ovsak and Izaac Dittmer. The Spartans scored their only run when Drew Bandow drove in Ryan Routhieaux on a sacrifice fly. 

 

The two teams combined for seven errors on the day. Routhieaux took the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) across four innings of work. Braeden Schley gave up one run but struck out three in two innings of relief.

 

The Spartans are back to work on Saturday when they head back to Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon for a noon tilt against Green Bay Notre Dame. The Tritons dropped their first game of the season on Thursday when they lost to Ashwaubenon 14-11.

 

Photo by Jenny Salentine

Brewers extend winning streak with win over Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to roll early in the season, extending their winning streak to six games as they blank the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0. 

 

The game was quiet until the bottom of the third inning, as Rowdy Tellez connected on a high fastball to fly out and bring in the first run of the game for Milwaukee. A few batters later, rookie Garrett Mitchell singled on a line drive down the left field line, giving the Brewers a 2-0 lead. 

 

Brandon Woodruff had his best stuff tonight, going 5.1 innings with four hits and four strikeouts. He was complemented by the bullpen, as five total pitchers went the last few innings, blanking the Cardinals. 

 

Willy Adames put the final notches on the game, hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning, giving Milwaukee its 4-0 lead, which would eventually become final. 

 

Tomorrow's matchup with the Cardinals will see Eric Lauer and Jordan Montgomery take the mound, with the first pitch set for 6:10 p.m. 

Breakfast with the Spartans on the diamond

After battling field conditions all week, maybe Friday morning will be the day the Luxemburg-Casco baseball team gets to play their first game of the season.

 

While the Spartans have not been able to get on the field, the Vikings secured their first win of the season last Saturday, beating Amherst 5-0.

 

Previous attempts to play the defending state champion Denmark Vikings have been thwarted by Mother Nature. Her influence may not be as strong Friday with the game scheduled for the turf at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. Taking advantage of being off for Good Friday, the first pitch is scheduled for 9:45 a.m.

 

In other baseball news, Kewaunee dropped their season opener to Kewaunee 9-6.

Kewaunee track takes third in indoor finale

The Kewaunee boys' track team ended their indoor campaign on Thursday with an impressive showing at Wausau West.

 

Competing against bigger schools, the Storm secured a 3rd place finish in the 14-team Wausau West Invite with 95.5 points, sitting behind first place Wausau West and second place Wausau East.

 

Top performers for the Storm:

1st Place
Mitchell Swagel Pole Vault
Christopher Cullen 400m
1600m Relay Christopher Cullen, Isaac Schleis, Mitchell Swagel, Jordan Lamack

2nd Place
20 Lap Relay James Joski, Paul Rosinsky, Mitchell Swagel, Jordan Lamack
DJ Echols Shot Put
Maddix Mueller Triple Jump

3rd Place
Sprint Medley Teagan Shaw, DJ Echols, Paul Rosinsky, James Joski
Jordan Lamack High Jump, Triple Jump
Maddix Mueller Pole Vault

5th Place
James Joski 800m
Maddix Mueller 200m

7th Place
Isaac Schleis 55m Hurdles
Maddix Mueller High Jump
Paul Rosinsky 800m
DJ Echols Long Jump
4 Lap Relay Isaac Schleis, Teagan Shaw, DJ Echols, Alex Martin

Kemper Robinson hit a PR in the shot put making finals but just missed out on placing to round things out for the Storm.

 

Picture courtesy of Kewaunee Track and Field

Brewers and Cardinals begin rival series

The Milwaukee Brewers will welcome in the St. Louis Cardinals for a weekend series, fresh off of their sweep of the New York Mets. 

 

The Freshman, as many people are calling them, have delivered a surprising jolt of life and energy into the 2023 Milwaukee Brewers, leading them to a 5-1 start. Joey Weimer, Garrett Mitchell and Brice Turang have been the rookies giving Milwaukee major production, with Mitchell hitting three home runs in two games. 

 

The Brewers had marginal success against the Cardinals last season, losing the season series 9-10. Milwaukee will look to turn that into their favor this year, as they only have four total series with the Cardinals this season under the new CBA. In prior years, teams in the division would play each other 19 times a season; that has now been cut down to 14. 

 

St. Louis currently sits at 2-4 overall this season after winning a three games series against Toronto, but then getting swept by Atlanta. The Cardinals have a hot hitting rookie of their own as Jordan Walker hit his first career home run Wednesday. 

 

The pitching matchup will be Brandon Woodruff taking on Jack Flaherty. First pitch from American Family Field is set for 7:10 p.m. 

Bucks matchup with Grizzlies Friday night

After clinching the top seed on Wednesday night after a win against the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night. 

 

With no Giannis Antetokoumpo, Grayson Allen or Pat Connaughton, the Bucks still found a way to take down their rival Chicago Bulls and clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference for this year's playoffs. In the matchup against Memphis, the Bucks may or may not rest a few of their starters with their placement in the playoffs being locked in place, especially with Khris Middleton leaving the game against the Bulls with a knee injury. 

 

The Grizzlies will enter the matchup with the Bucks coming off of a 138-131 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night. Jaren Jackson Jr led the way for Memphis, scoring 40 points and grabbing a team high 9 rebounds. The Grizzlies were without star Ja Morant in the loss, as Morant leads the team in points at 26.4 per game. 

 

Tip from the Fiserv Forum is set for 7:00 p.m. 

Storm softball struggles in opener

The Kewaunee Storm softball team was the first local team to get their spring season going outdoors, but ultimately fell to the Chilton Tigers 17-4 in 5 innings. 

 

The game was closely contested through the first three innings, but the top of the fourth inning would be one for Kewaunee to forget. After three were completed, the score was 5-2 Chilton with the Tigers coming up to bat. Maddilyn Mueller would start the scoring in the inning off for Chilton, roping a single into left field scoring two runs. After a walk, Megan Meyers would drive two more home on a double and an error, making the game 9-2. Chilton would continue their high scoring inning with walks and scoring on passed balls and concluded the top of the fourth with a 17-2 lead. 

 

After Braelyn Chevalier came in to score for Kewaunee, Baleigh Saxby piled on another run for the Storm in the bottom of the 5th to make the final score 17-4. 

 

Kewaunee is set to take on Sturgeon Bay next with their game against Two Rivers being postponed. 

Diamond notes: Kewaunee softball scheduled to face Chilton

If the fields are clear of snow and dry, there might actually be some action on area baseball and softball diamonds on Thursday.

 

Scheduled games that have not been canceled or postponed online include:

 

Games that have been postponed or canceled include:

  • Sevastopol softball  at Laona-Wabeno
  • Sturgeon Bay softball at Hilbert
  • Luxemburg-Casco softball at Marinette
  • Kewaunee softball vs Two Rivers (FRIDAY)
  • Luxemburg-Casco softball vs. Valders (FRIDAY)

 

 

PK sinks Spartans soccer vs. Red Devils, face Peshtigo Thursday

You can not judge a game by its score, and Luxemburg-Casco's 1-0 loss to Green Bay East Tuesday was just one example of that old adage.

 

The Spartans controlled the ball and the pace for much of the game, but the Red Devils were able to secure a penalty kick in the 60th minute. CJ Ross went to the far right corner against goalkeeper Tabi Lemens to score the game's only goal and send the Spartans to an 0-2-0 mark. 

 

The Spartans will host Peshtigo Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday marks the Bulldogs' first match of the season after going 3-3-1 last season.

 

No other soccer games will take place after Sevastopol/Gibraltar and Kohler canceled their matchup. Sturgeon Bay and Two Rivers have postponed their match scheduled for Friday until May 1st.

 

Picture courtesy of Becky Lemens

 

 

Kewaunee track heads (Wausau) West

The Kewaunee boys' track team will make its way west on Thursday to compete at Wausau West.

 

The Storm will compete against Chippewa Falls, LaCrosse Logan, Lakeland Union, Menominee Indian, Merrill, Newman Catholic, Shawano Community, Two Rivers, Waupaca, Wausau East, Wausau West, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood. They battled for the top spot in 27 teams at the Rosholt Stevens Point Invite but came up just short tying for 2nd Place with 47 points with Marathon just behind 1st Place New London with 53 points. 

 

The first events begin at 4 p.m.

Mitchell walks off Mets for Brewers sweep

There was finally some drama at American Family Field on Wednesday, but the result was the same as Garrett Mitchell homered to win the game 7-6 sweep the series from the New York Mets.

 

After Francisco Lindor's RBI hit gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead, the Brewers plated four in the second inning thanks to an Owen Miller RBI single and a three-run dinger by rookie Joey Wiemer. The Mets would tie the game the next inning after Lindor knocked in another run and Pete Alonso drove both of them home with a deep fly of his own to make 4-4. Alonso hit a second homer in the fifth inning to make 6-4 Mets, but Jesse Winker's hot start continued with a two-run double to tie the game back up at 6-6.

 

It would stay tied up until the bottom of the ninth when Mitchell clubbed his third homer of the season to win the game, their fifth straight of the season.

 

The Brewers will take Thursday off before welcoming the NL Central favorites St. Louis Cardinals to American Family Field for a three-game set. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Brewers blank Mets in offensive eruption

The offense of the Milwaukee Brewers continues to find ways to score runs, as the Crew defeated the New York Mets 9-0 Tuesday night. 

 

In Monday’s win over the Mets, it was Brice Turang who shined in his first game at American Family Field, but on Tuesday it was Brian Anderson who made the noise. In the bottom of the first inning, Anderson doubled home Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to make the score 2-0 in favor of Milwaukee. 

 

The score would stay that way after six strong scoreless innings from Wade Miley gave Milwaukee a chance to wake their bats up again. Rowdy Tellez, Brian Anderson and Garrett Mitchell would go back to back to back with home runs in the sixth inning giving the Brewers a 5-0 lead. 

 

Anderson and Mitchell would go back to back once again in the next inning with Anderson’s being a three run home run, giving Milwaukee it’s final runs of the game, making the final score 9-0. 

 

The Brewers have won 4 games in a row and will look for the sweep of the Mets Wednesday at 12:40 when Corbin Burnes faces off against David Peterson. 

Antetokounmpo's triple double leads Bucks to win

Giannis Antetokoumpo recorded his sixth triple double of the season as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Washington Wizards 140-128 Tuesday night. 

 

Antetokoumpo led the way over the injured Wizards with a statline of 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Jae Crowder got his first start of the season for the Bucks, scoring 19 points on four made threes. Six total players for Milwaukee were in double figures at the end of the night. The Bucks did lose Pat Connaughton to injury in the first half, with reports calling it an ankle injury. 

 

Washington got strong minutes and production from Wisconsin native Johnny Davis, as he had a career high 20 points on 9-17 shooting. Kendrick Nunn led the way in total points with 24 for the Wizards, who fall to 34-45, while the Bucks sit at 57-22. 

 

Milwaukee will be back in action tomorrow night at the Fiserv Forum against the Chicago Bulls at 6:30 p.m. 

Kewaunee hosts local conference teams in first outdoor meet

We will finally see some outdoor Track and Field action Tuesday afternoon in Kewaunee when the Storm host their Kewaunee Five meet, the first meet outdoors after multiple indoor invites. 

 

Kewaunee competed in many indoor meets this season, and will finally get back outside looking to defend their conference championship in the boys circuit. 

 

Sturgeon Bay had a conference champion of their own last year, as they claimed the Packerland Conference title in the girls circuit. The Clippers return strong contributors such as Cate Anderson and Andrea Wilke. 

 

Sevastopol will get their third taste of competition this season after finishing 11th at the Waters Meet in the indoor season. 

 

First Event is set to begin at 4:15 P.M. 

Storm Softball begins season against Valders

The 2023 softball season for the local area will get underway as the Kewaunee Storm will travel to Valders to take on the Vikings Tuesday night. 

 

After their non-conference matchup against the Wrightstown Tigers on March 30th was postponed, the snow melted away and the Storm are able to take the field to begin their season. Last season, Kewaunee finished 8-9 overall and 4-5 in the Packerland Conference. The Storm will have to replace the production of 4 graduating seniors from that team, but according to their roster, will carry nine freshmen on the Varsity team. 

 

The Vikings of Valders were a four seed in the WIAA playoffs last season after finishing the regular season at 13-6 overall and 10-4 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference. Valders was defeated in the Sectional Semifinal by Wautoma by a score of 3-0. The team graduated five seniors from last year’s regional title team. Valders is set to play Luxemburg-Casco later on in the season as well. 

 

First Pitch from Valders is set for 4:30 p.m. 

Bucks battle Wizards fighting for top seed

After a strong win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, the Milwaukee Bucks will be back in action fighting for the top spot in the East when they travel to the capital city and take on the Washington Wizards. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the victory for the Bucks that saw them jump out to a 41-26 first-quarter advantage. Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton all scored at least 18 points. Milwaukee moved to two games up on the Boston Celtics with four games left to play. With the top seed, the Bucks would have to wait for the play-in tournament to completely finish before knowing who their opponent would be. 

 

Washington has begun to tank the rest of their season, with their record sitting at 34-44 and officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wizards rookie and former Wisconsin Badger standout Johnny Davis got his first career start last time out against the Knicks, scoring 16 points in the game. 

 

Tip from Washington D.C. is set for 6:00 p.m. 

Brewers defeat Mets in home opener

The newcomers of the Milwaukee Brewers continue to make an impact on the season as the Brewers defeated the New York Mets 10-0 Monday afternoon. 

 

The Brewers and Mets were scoreless into the third inning when Jesse Winker continued his strong opening week with a single to left field, scoring rookie Brice Turang. 

 

In the fourth, the new starting baseman for Milwaukee Brian Anderson hit the Brewers first homerun of the season to make the game 3-0 and open the floodgates. After three more runs were scored in the 5th, Brice Turang made another impact, hitting a grand slam for his first home run in his major league career, making the score 10-0. 

 

Freddy Peralta pitched a gem in his season debut, going six innings on two hits and seven strikeouts. Bryse Wilson would come in and shut down the last three innings for Milwaukee, giving them their 3rd win in a row. 

 

Tomorrow’s matchup with the Mets will see Wade Miley for the Brewers and Max Scherzer for the Mets. First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. 

Sturgeon Bay soccer opens season against Seymour

UPDATED 1:38 P.M: The match between Seymour and Sturgeon Bay has been postponed due to poor field conditions. 

 

The Sturgeon Bay girls' soccer team will open their 2023 campaign with a road contest at Seymour on Monday.

 

The weather stopped the Clippers' plans to play this weekend at Notre Dame as rains and high winds washed away the nightcap Friday and both games are scheduled for between the host school, Luxemburg-Casco, and Lakeland Union. The Clippers went 7-7-2 last season, falling to New Holstein in the regional round last year.

 

De Pere shut the Thunder out 6-0 last week, giving up three goals each half. The Thunder is coming off a 10-6-3 2022 campaign that saw them lose in the regional final to Winneconne.

 

Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Baseball preview: Kewaunee battles Manitowoc, L-C/Denmark postponed

Mother Nature dependent, there may be some local high school baseball played on Monday.

 

Luxemburg-Casco announced before the weekend that their Monday tilt against Denmark would be postponed along with Sevastopol's matchup at Kohler.

 

Not postponed or canceled according to PackerlandConference.org is Kewaunee's matchup at Manitowoc. Their matchup against the Ships is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Municipal Field.

Brewers beat up on dismal Cubs bullpen

The actual weather may have been cold, but the offense against the Merryweather was red hot as the Milwaukee Brewers took the game and the series with a 9-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.

 

The Cubs and the Brewers traded runs through the first three innings, but the Brewers were able to pull ahead of the Cubs for good in the fourth inning when Garrett Mitchell tripled home to the go-ahead run in the fourth inning. The Brewers then abused Toronto Blue Jays castoff Julian Merryweather, tagging him for five runs in just two-thirds of an inning thanks to RBI hits by Jesse Winker, Mitchell, and Willy Adames and a sacrifice fly by Brian Anderson. Winker would tack on one more run in the seventh inning to put the game even further out of reach from the Cubs. Patrick Wisdom was the only thing right about the Cubs on Sunday with two solo shots in the game.

 

The Brewers return to American Family Field Monday afternoon for a tilt in front of a nearly sold-out crowd against the New York Mets. 

Bucks close in on East's top seed with win over Sixers

The Milwaukee Bucks remain in the driver's seat of the battle for homecourt advantage after beating the Philadelphia 76ers 117-104.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the victory for the Bucks that saw them jump out to a 41-26 first-quarter advantage. Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton all scored at least 18 points. Tyrese Maxey led the Sixers with 29 points and Joel Embiid chipped in 28 points in the loss that sank them to the number two seed with four games remaining.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Tuesday when they fly to Washington D.C. to take on the Wizards for a 6 p.m. start.

Kewaunee takes second at Rosholt Invite

Kewaunee Storm Boys battled for the top spot in 27 teams Rosholt Stevens Point Invite but came up just short tying for 2nd Place with 47 points with Marathon just behind 1st Place New London with 53 points. Great efforts once again by all.

 

Making the podium and top Storm Places:

 

SECOND PLACE

Mitchell Swagel Pole Vault

 

THIRD PLACE

Maddix Mueller Pole Vault

Christopher Cullen, Isaac Schleis, Jordan Lamack, Mitch Swagel 1600 Relay

 

FOURTH PLACE

DJ Echols Shot Put

Maddix Mueller Triple Jump

Christoper Cullen 800

 

FIFTH PLACE

Isaac Schleis 60 High Hurdles

Jordan Lamack High Jump

 

SEVENTH PLACE

Maddix Mueller High Jump

800 Relay Jackson Wisnicky, Teagan Shaw, DJ Echols, Isaac Schleis

Goaltending clinic goes Gamblers way

The Green Bay Gamblers' Kristoffer Eberly and the Dubuque Fighting Saints' Marcus Brännman combined for 66 saves on 67 shots, but it was the Gamblers that scored the lone goal in their 1-0 win Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

Artyom Levshunov scored his 12th goal of the season late in the first period for the Gamblers' and the game's lone tally.

 

The Gamblers return to action Easter weekend with a two-game series against Muskegon at the Resch Center.  

Brewers bust through Cubs bullpen

It took over 16 innings to do it, but the Milwaukee Brewers scored their first runs of the year to secure their first win of the year, a 3-1 decision over the Chicago Cubs.

 

The Cubs' Keegan Thompson and the Brewers' Brandon Woodruff refused to give in to each others' hitters as they struck out over a dozen combined in the early going. Ian Happ hit a solo shot to make it 1-0 Cubs midway through the game. In the eighth inning, the Brewers were finally able to string together some hits to tie the game before William Contreas dealt the fatal blow with a two-run single in the eighth inning against World Baseball Classic hero Javier Assad. Devin Williams nailed down the save after allowing the tying run on base.

 

The rubber match at Wrigley Field is scheduled for 1:20 p.m.

Winter Weather puts local ADs hard at work

The winter season has already made its presence felt on the spring season, and that means games and meets need to have decisions made, including rescheduling and canceling them. That is where the job of an Athletic Director comes into play. 

 

24 events have been canceled or postponed throughout the Packerland conference so far this spring season, with field conditions being unplayable in most of the area. Sturgeon Bay’s AD Todd Meikle said that rescheduling is a big task at hand, but student safety is the biggest thing when it comes to when those games get played. 

 

 

Southern Door’s Athletic Director Mark Jonas has also been put through the ringer when it comes to dealing with rescheduling, as the girls softball game set for Tuesday the 28th was canceled with just hours before the game was set to play. 

 

 

Makeup games that include getting referees or umpires and more workers to run the games have become hard to come by, forcing games to become canceled instead of postponed to a later date. 

 

 

The two Athletic Director’s jobs should become a bit easier within the next few weeks, as future forecasts show multiple days of sun and rain, with the only snow possibility being over the weekend. 

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