Gibraltar advances before baseball playoffs get underway

Before a single pitch is even thrown in this year's WIAA Baseball Playoffs, Gibraltar has already punched its ticket to the second round.


Officials from Gresham High Schools alerted Gibraltar athletic director Peggy Tanck earlier this week that they would be forfeiting Thursday's game. The Vikings will now keep a close eye on the NEW Lutheran/Lena-St. Thomas Academy matchup to learn where they will be playing next week.


Other WIAA playoff matchups scheduled for Thursday include Kewaunee heading to Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay hosting Algoma, Sevastopol traveling to Bowler, and Luxemburg-Casco playing at Denmark. 



Check out this week's Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week: Sturgeon Bay baseball's Trent Ehlers.

Brewers out slug Reds 11-9

The Reds raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning against the Brewers Wednesday, but Milwaukee battled back. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-9 on Wednesday afternoon. Zach Davies started on the bump and got roughed up. He allowed six earned runs in three innings of work. Junior Guerra would eventually come in to pick up the win in relief. 


The bats finally came alive again in this one. Mike Moustakas had three hits on the day with one being a solo shot in the third inning. Keston Hiura also recorded his first homer inside Miller Park when he launched a solo shot of his own in the second inning. Josh Hader would come in to pick up his 12th save of the season. 


Milwaukee will now have another day of rest Thursday before beginning a series with the Phillies on Friday. Chase Anderson will take the mound for the Brewers Friday. First pitch will be thrown out at 7:10. 

Luxemburg-Casco soccer postpones, others play on

Area soccer teams are coming to the end of their season with just a couple matches remaining before playoffs begin next week.


Luxemburg-Casco was originally supposed to play Thursday afternoon against Freedom in a make-up contest from April. That game will now be played tomorrow.


Packerland Conference matchups include Sevastopol/Gibraltar hosting Sturgeon Bay at 6 p.m. and Kewaunee playing on the road against Green Bay NEW Lutheran at 4:30 p.m.

State on the line for track athletes

A trip to LaCrosse hangs in the balance Thursday afternoon when dozens of local athletes head to two sectional sites for a chance to qualify for the state meet.


Athletes from Sturgeon Bay, Luxemburg-Casco, Southern Door, and regional champion Kewaunee will head to Freedom for its sectional meet. Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol athletes will hope to punch their ticket to state at Princeton High School.


The top four in each event at the sectional meets qualify for state, but an athlete can also make it if they post one of the top 8 scores in the state on Thursday.

Four teams vie for softball regional titles

Kewaunee, Algoma, Southern Door, and Luxemburg-Casco all have opportunities to win some extra hardware Thursday when they battle for WIAA Softball Regional championships.


In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road to face Seymour in a 4:30 p.m. game.


In Division 3, Kewaunee travels to Chilton and Southern Door hosts Valders in a pair of 4:30 p.m. matchups. Algoma will have to wait until 5 p.m. to play its game at home against Roncalli.



Brewers shutout by Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night. Gio Gonzalez started on the bump for Milwaukee and had a tough go at it. He would allow three earned runs all in the first inning. From there he would settle in throwing four straight scoreless innings. It was an uphill battle at that point. 


The bats were nowhere to be found in this game. Lorenzo Cain had two hits in the game but never made it around to score. Keston Hiura had two hits of his own in his Miller Park debut but the team was never able to generate any runs. 


The two teams will now run it back for game two of the series. Zach Davies will take his turn in the rotation for Milwaukee. He will square off against Luis Castillo of the Reds. First pitch will be thrown out at 12:10.

Algoma and Southern Door advance in softball

Algoma and Southern Door came away with victories on Tuesday in WIAA Regional Semi-final action.


Maddie Prokash threw a gem on Tuesday for Algoma Wolves Varsity, allowing zero runs and besting Hilbert/Stockbridge by a score of 5-0.  See the complete story here.


The Southern Door Eagles softball routed Omro 13-1 in five innings.  See the complete story here.




Raptors even the series at 2-2 with Bucks

A 120-102 Raptors win over the Bucks Tuesday night sends the Eastern Conference Finals back to Milwaukee with the series tied at two games apiece. Despite 30 points from Khris Middleton and 25 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks struggled mightily. 


A 65% performance from the free throw line was an Achilles heel for Milwaukee but not the only reason they lost game four. The Bucks committed 12 untimely turnovers and never found their rhythm. The biggest area of discrepancy was bench scoring. Toronto's three-man rotation off the bench outscored Milwaukee's bench 48-23.


Game five of the Eastern Conference Finals will tip-off from Fiserv Forum Thursday night at 7:30 PM.

Bellin Run Elites Headline One-of-a-Kind Coaches' Event

Area track and cross-country coaches can learn from elite runners and legends of the sport during the first-ever Bellin Run Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, June 8 at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Tapping into the iconic 10K’s most accomplished runners just hours after they cross the finish line, the clinic will include Olympians and Olympic trials qualifiers who will share their secrets of coaching success.
“This event allows us to bring together some of the greatest minds — and feet — in running to share their experience and expertise on a variety of timely and relevant topics,” said Bellin Health running expert Nate Vandervest. “We’ve assembled an incredible panel and we think this will be an invaluable afternoon for the coaches who attend.”
The Coaches’ Clinic will be keynoted by four-time Olympian and past New York Marathon, Boston Marathon and Bellin Run Champion Meb Keflezighi. Recently retired from competitive running, Keflezighi continues to be one of the sport’s best-known and well-respected names. He’s become a Bellin Run crowd favorite known for staying at the finish line to congratulate runners long after his race is over.
The event’s breakout sessions also will feature some of running’s biggest names, past and present:
Coaching Mental Stamina — 2016 Olympic marathoner Jared Ward
Fueling a Runner’s Body — Four-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2017 Bellin Run champ Kaitlin Gregg Goodman
Training Cycles for the High School Runner — Two-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2018 Bellin Run champ Brendan Gregg
Panel discussion with running legend “Boston Billy” Rodgers and all runners
The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, 1970 S. Ridge Road. Cost is $50 per participant and registration is required by Friday, May 24. For information and to register, visit 


Opening Night for Sturgeon Bay Boys Little League

It was a busy first night of Sturgeon Bay Boys Little League. The fields at Sunset Park were packed and the sound of aluminum bats and parents cheering filled the cool air. Door County Co-Op won a 4-3 game against Lawn & Landscape. Chase Haberli was the winning pitcher. Haberli struck out seven and allowed only one earned run in the victory. He exited the pitcher's mound with a 4-1 lead. Aaron Bley struck out eight in relief. Caden Pierre belted a home run, Eli Bell had a single and an RBI, Michael Wautlet singled and added two RBI and Aaron Bley singled in the game for the Co-Op. Drew Daoust had two home runs and a double and kept Lawn & Landscape in the game single-handedly. 



The Kiwanis brought some hot sticks to the diamond last night. They topped the Redroom 10-3. Noah Moll, Lauden Berga and Bryce Plzak combined for the win on the hill. Lauden Berg had a two RBI double.


Nicolet Bank eased past the Lions 14-6. Braden LaRoche had the Lions only RBI. Reid Kackmarynki and J. Valley had two hits each in the win. F. DeYoung struck out five in the loss. T. Neinas had five runs batted in on three for Nicolet Bank. I. Baudhuin had three hits with two RBI. V. DeKeyser struck out six in relief. Neinas was the winning pitcher. He struck out seven.


Track recap: Kewaunee wins regionals, dozens qualify for sectionals

While dozens of local athletes have at least one more meet this season, the Kewaunee boys track team put an extra exclamation point on it by winning the Division 2 regional title at Wrightstown Tuesday.


The Storm had thirteen athletes on the boys team qualify for Thursday's sectional meet, nine doing so in two or more events. Luxemburg-Casco fell just five points short of claiming the boys title as its own with Sturgeon Bay coming in sixth and Southern Door in seventh. On the girls side, Luxemburg-Casco was top local team in the regional coming in third place, followed by Sturgeon Bay (4th), Kewaunee (6th) and Southern Door (7th). 


In the Division 3 regional held at Algoma, the Wolves boys and the Sevastopol girls where the area's top performing teams. 


Dozens of athletes from all seven competing schools qualified for Thursday's sectional meets. You can find their full results online at

Soccer releases pairings

There are still games left to be played, but local soccer teams already know where they are heading once the WIAA Playoffs begin next week.


In Division 3, Luxemburg-Casco will play conference rival Fox Valley Lutheran at the USA complex on May 30th beginning at 5:00 p.m. 


Division 4 action includes Sevastopol/Gibraltar traveling to face Kohler, Kewaunee playing at Random Lake, and Sturgeon Bay playing at Kiel for 7 p.m.


Before that occurs however, Luxemburg-Casco will play at Sevastopol/Gibraltar and Kewaunee hosts Denmark for 4:30 p.m. starts while Sturgeon Bay battles Wrightstown at home beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Pioneers softball no-hit in WIAA regionals

After scoring 11 runs in its last game against conference rival Gibraltar, the Sevastopol Pioneers softball team went away quietly in an 8-0 loss to Mishicot. 


Megan Junk no-hit the Pioneers, striking out three on the evening. Jadelyn Novy, Katie Koeppel and Kourtney Leroy did the heavy lifting offensively for the Indians, each collecting two hits and at least two RBI. Allison Daubner took the loss for the Pioneers, giving up all eight runs while scattering 11 hits.


Monday's game was moved from its previously scheduled Tuesday time slot to avoid potential rain hitting the area Tuesday night and Wednesday.


WIAA regional action continues for other local teams as Luxemburg-Casco travels to Marinette, Southern Door hosts Omro, Algoma stays at home to face Stockbridge, and Kewaunee hits the road to play Brillion.





Baseball recap: LeCaptain throws no-no in Southern Door win

It was the regular season finale for many local baseball teams as the playoffs kick off on Thursday.


It was especially memorable senior pitcher Derik LeCaptain, who struck out six while no-hitting the Peshtigo Bulldogs in a 5-1 Southern Door victory.


Daniel Stangel hit a home run and Wyatt Kruse drove in three, but Kewaunee gave up a late lead in its 7-6 loss to Chilton.


Algoma split its double header against North Fond du Lac, losing the first game 7-6 but rebounding to take game two by a 6-1 tally.


Luxemburg-Casco saw its 5-3 lead evaporate quicky as Pulaski scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 victory away from the Spartans.


You can read full recaps at

Road to University Ridge begins Tuesday

Area high school golfers hope to punch their ticket to Madison when WIAA Regional Golf Invitationals begin Tuesday.


Luxemburg-Casco will host one of the regional sites with Sturgeon Bay playing in the first wave and the Spartans joining Southern Door in the third wave of the Division 2 competition.


Gibraltar and Sevastopol are slated to head to the Division 3 regional site hosted by Oneida Nation with the Pioneers golfing in the first wave and the Vikings putting their way through the second wave. The regional meets conclude on Wednesday with qualifiers golfing next week at sectional sites on May 28th and 29th.

Road to LaCrosse begins Monday for track

Track teams across Door and Kewaunee Counties are in a do-or-done mode for the rest of their season as WIAA Regionals take place Monday.


In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, and Kewaunee find themselves in Wrightstown for their regional meet. Top athletes hope to at least qualify for Thursday's sectional meet in Freedom. Field events begin at 4 p.m. and running events begin at 4:45 p.m.


Algoma will host a Division 3 regional also featuring Gibraltar and Sevastopol. Top finishers there will head to the Thursday sectional meet on Thursday. Field events begin at 3:30 p.m. while the races on the track begin at 4:15 p.m.





Soggy soccer games on tap

Area soccer players will have to dodge the puddles when they play their games on Monday after a weekend full of rain.


Monday's games include Luxemburg-Casco hosting New London at 6 p.m., and Kewaunee playing at home against Green Bay East at 4:30 p.m.

Baseball, softball hope to get on the field Monday

Despite a couple inches of rain falling across the area over the weekend, area baseball and softball teams hope they are able to get on the field on Monday. It comes after rain wiped out Saturday's high school slate and Sunday's Door County Baseball League schedule.


If games do occur today,  Luxemburg-Casco hosts Pulaski at 5 p.m., Kewaunee travels to Chilton for a 4:30 p.m. tilt, Algoma plays a pair at home against North Fond du Lac beginning at 5 p.m. and Southern Door battles Peshtigo at 5 p.m in baseball.


The only softball game on the schedule is Sevastopol playing Mishicot on the road after eliminating Gibraltar last week.

Brewers salvage road trip finale against Braves

Three solo homers and a strong outing by Brandon Woodruff helped the Milwaukee Brewers win the final game of its road trip and its series against the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in extra innings. The Brewers' Christian Yelich and the Braves' Ronald Acuna traded solo homers in the first inning before highly regarded prospect Keston Hiura hit his first major league home run in the fifth inning to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. Freddie Freeman would tie the game up in the seventh inning for the Braves on a home run before Ben Gamel returned volley in the tenth inning with a dinger of his own. Josh Hader would get revenge after blowing his third save of the year on Saturday with a pair of strikeouts to end the game.


The Brewers get a well-deserved day off after their ten-game road swing before taking on the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night at Miller Park. 



Bucks fall short to Raptors in double OT

For the first time in the playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks lost a road contest after losing to the Toronto Raptors in double overtime 118-112. It was a rare off night for Khris Middletown and Giannis Antetokounmpo, combining for just 19 points. Anteteokounmpo was able to grab a game-high 23 rebounds before fouling out in the second overtime. It was George Hill who instead led the Bucks in scoring with 24 points. The Raptors' Kawai Leonard was his usual self, leading all scorers with 36 points while also collecting nine rebounds and five assists. The game may never have gone to double overtime without Middleton, who drained a three-pointer with seconds remaining to force the extra stanza. Clutch free throws by Hill forced the second overtime, which some many players on both sides sit out due to fouling out.


Game four will be in Toronto Tuesday night.

Racers bring the heat at cold night at Luxemburg Speedway

It was another cold night but we got the race in. A special thank you to the sponsor of the night Stodola’s IGA Grocery Store of Luxemburg.


Street Stock Heat 1
1. Dan Van Pay #3V 2. Dave Degrave #40D 
3. Chad Naze #46N 4. Travis Zirbel #18Z


Street Stock Heat 2
1. Cody Potter #57P 2. Ryan Manthei #16M 
3. Marcus Moede #9 4. Allen Dillon #4D


Stock Car Feature
1. Dave Degrave #40D 2. Cody Potter #57P 
3. Dan Van Pay #3V 4. Marcus Moede #9


Stock Car Heat 1
1. Dan Sell #27S 2. Tony Bouche #25B 
3. Luke Lemmens #007 4. Tom Brumlic #40B


Stock Car Heat 2
1. Derek Moede #99KK 2. John Heinz #57 
3. Rod Snellenberger #10 4. Barry Van Straten #77


Stock Car Feature
1. Barry Van Straten #77 2. Luke Lemmens #007 
3. Rod Snellenberger #10 4. Mike Coel #88


Sport Mods Heat 1
1. Craig Dorner #15 2. Cody Rass #14 
3. Robert Witpkoy #10 4. Randy Theys #12 


Sport Mod Heat 2
1. Jarred Vanlaanen #31 2. Vince Engebregtsen #6 
3. Tom Stark #8 4. Tailar Ness #3


Sport Mod Feature 
1. Craig Dorner #15 2. Chris Budzban #X 
3. Vince Engebregtsen #6 4. Jarred VanLaanen #31


Mighty 4’s Heat 1
1. Brain Johnson #77 2. Nick Everard #18 
3. Tony Everard #8 4. Brain Watzka #17


Mighty 4’s Heat 2
1. TJ Everard #88 2. Calvin Stueck #5
3. Justin Fickel #47 4. Dallas Topel #133


Might 4’s Feature 
1. Calvin Stueck #5 2. Brian Johnson #77 
3. TJ Everard #88 4. Justin Fickel #47


Mods Heat 1
1. Jacobs Jeremy #90J 2. Brad Theys #20T 
3. Jay Matthias #8M 4. Dave Zeitler #84Z


Mods Heat 2
1. Todd Dart #3K 2. Josh Long #88L 
3. Shawn Kilgore #90K 4. Jeff Bodendorfer #95B


Mods Feature 
1. Shawn Kilgore #90K 2. Todd Dart #3K 
3. Jeremy Jacobs #90J 4. Jay Matthias #8M


Thank you to everyone for braving another cold night to support your local track!! See you all this next Friday!

Sturgeon Bay hosted soccer tournament on Saturday

Sturgeon Bay was able to get in three soccer games on Saturday as they hosted the Door County Cup. Ashwaubenon, Pius XI and Wrightstown were the other teams in the tournament. Wrightstown won all three of their games including a 3-0 victory over the Clippers. Sturgeon Bay will play host to Wrightstown again on Tuesday at 4:30 PM.

Brewers lose on walk-off home run

Freddie Freeman's walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Brewers on Saturday. Milwaukee was trailing 3-2 headed to the ninth inning when Lorenzo Cain drove home Keston Hiura with a double. Josh Hader pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth and the teams headed to extras. The Brewers were unable to put anything together offensively in the top of the 10th. Hader came back out for his second inning of work and Freeman hit the second pitch he saw out of the park.


The Brewers other runs scored on a two-run single in the first inning by Jesus Aguilar.


These two teams will play the rubber match of the series on Sunday at 12:20 PM in Atlanta.

Saturday baseball games washed out

Two Door County high school baseball games had to be canceled due to the rain on Saturday. Gibraltar was scheduled to host non-conference opponent Lourdes Academy. Sturgeon Bay had a home game against Mishicot. Neither game will be made up with the playoffs starting next week. The Vikings do not have any more regular season games and will begin their playoff run on Thursday hosting Gresham Community. The Clippers still have one regular season game left on the schedule as they will travel to Bonduel on Tuesday for a 4:30 PM first pitch. Their first regional playoff game will be on Thursday hosting Algoma.

Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament 2019 decided by 24 hundredths of a pound

Their 26.57 pound day one total had Korey Sprengel and Ryan Dempsey in fourth place about a pound and a half out of first place in the 2019 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Day two had the walleye specialists within striking distance. Sprengel has fished the SBOBT a handful of years recently but never in a podium finish. Dempsey had never fished a single bass tournament in his life.


After a great day of fishing on Saturday Sprengel and Dempsey knew they were close to a winning weight. The final team to weigh in would wind up 24 hundredths of a pound off the lead. Shaun Kruzitski and Jason Corrao placed second in the tournament with an overall weight of 52.20 pounds and Sprengel and Dempster held them off with a weight of 52.49 pounds (10 fish - 2 days) to take the $45,000 cash and prize payout including a Ranger Boat and Mercury Motor.


29th Annual SBOBT Leader Board (Top 7 Teams)


52.49 Sprengel and Dempsey

52.25 Kruzitski and Corrao

52.20 Rassmussen and McSharry

50.33 Ourada and Allen

49.49 Fothergill and Fothergill

48.97 Scott Bonnema and Mark Courts

48.40 Robillard and Delfosse (Luxemburg, WI)


Big bass of the tournament - 7.13 pounds Wetli and Wozniak (Day 2)

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