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Spartans-Seymour girls' game moved to 6pm Tuesday on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans girls basketball team will take on the Seymour Thunder in a non-conference game Tuesday night in Luxemburg on Senior Night in a rescheduled game from Monday night that was postponed due to the weather.  The game will be the first game of the night as part of a L-C girls-boys doubleheader for senior night.  The Spartan girls  (4-13, 4-16 overall) are coming off a 86-80 road loss to Marinette last Thursday.  Seymour from the Bay Conference lost to Xavier 79-70 and are 7-6 in conference and 7-13 overall.  Pregame is set for 5:45 pm and tip-off at 6 pm from Luxemburg-Casco High School on WBDK 96.7 FM.  The game will also be streamed live on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

 

WIAA release girls' basketball pairings

With a week left in the season, area girls' basketball teams already know where they will be playing when the playoffs open next week.

 

In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco will play on February 25th at Kaukauna before a possible match-up at West De Pere in the regional semifinals on February 28th. 

 

In Division 3, Sturgeon Bay will open play on February 25th at Campbellsport before a possible matchup against top seeded Valders on February 28th. Ranked number #2 in the same part of the bracket, Kewaunee has a bye to the regional semifinals on February 28th where they will play the winner of Two Rivers and Denmark. 

 

In Division 4, Southern Door opens up play on February 25th with a home game against Manitowoc Lutheran before a matchup at top seeded Howards Grove on February 28th. Sevastopol will open up play on February 25th on the road against Roncalli. Further down in that same part of the bracket, Algoma will play at Kohler on February 25th before a possible date against second seeded Mishicot a few days later.

 

In Division 5, Gibraltar will host Suring on February 25th before a possible road trip to Gillett on February 28th.

 

You can click here for the full bracket

Boys' basketball preview: Schedule weather dependent

Tuesday's slate of boys' basketball games will depend a lot on what schools do as a reaction to the weather.

 

In addition to Luxemburg-Casco's game against Denmark that will air on 96.7 WBDK, scheduled games include Kewaunee traveling to Oconto, Gibraltar playing at Peshtigo, Sevastopol hosting Algoma, Southern Door battling Sturgeon Bay at home.  Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Southern Door have all canceled classes for Tuesday, but Oconto will operate on a two-hour delay. That may open the door for Kewaunee to play the only local game of note for the evening. If held, Kewaunee would tip off at Oconto at 7:30 p.m.


Girls' basketball round-up: Gibraltar, Kewaunee, and Algoma win big

Fast starts were key in Monday's slate of girls' basketball games.

 

Abbi Sitte erupted for 25 points in Gibraltar's 71-31 win over Southern Door. 

 

Chloie Spitzer made six of Algoma's eight 3-pointers as they went onto beat Sturgeon Bay 58-39.

 

Kewaunee had four players hit the double-digit plateau in their 76-42 victory over Sevastopol.

 

Sturgeon Bay's previously scheduled game against Two Rivers has been canceled, making the rescheduled game featuring Luxemburg-Casco the only girls' basketball game in the area for Tuesday.

Spartan boys host Denmark on WBDK after girls' game Tuesday

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys will host the Denmark Vikings in a North Eastern Conference game on Senior night in Luxemburg Tuesday.  The Spartans (10-5, 13-6 overall) are coming off a 65-58 home victory last Friday against the Southern Door Eagles in a non-conference game.  L-C is tied for third in the NEC while  Denmark (7-8, 10-9 overall) lost to first-place Wrightstown 77-62 last Thursday and is in 4th place in the NEC.  Tuesday will be Senior Night in Luxemburg as the Spartans hope to get a win for the seniors on the squad who are playing in their last regular home game.  The game will be broadcast on WBDK 96.7 FM and streamed live on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.  Pregame will about 7:15 pm, immediately following the girls' game that starts at 6 pm with Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt on the call.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Youth wrestling round-up: Southern Door, SBS have successful weekends

The youth and middle school wrestlers at two area programs had strong weekends. Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol each had a number of tournaments their kids went to across northeast Wisconsin, bringing him lots of hardware along the way.

 

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SBS Ladies @New London
A Team of 6 fierce gals made their mark at the First ever girls only Bulldog Wrestling Bash. Posting an overall 11-6 record, including 5 pins, each girl earned a spot on the podium today. Julia Gregory & Tiani LeMieux went undefeated.

Results
Tiani LeMieux - First
Julia Gregory - First
Layla Stai - Second
Yazzie Levine - Second
Ashley Ruiz - Third
Sydney Turner - Third

SBS Boys @ Omro

4 SBS wrestling boys each made the podium today!! Zak Wrobel placed first going undefeated including one pin, one tech fall and a major. Dom Tristani, Gabe Hankins & Ethan DeNamur each placed second. Great job boys!!!

 

 

SOUTHERN DOOR

It was a busy Sunday for Southern Door youth and middle school wrestlers. At the Hortonville Youth Tournament, Wyatt Jeanquart, Clark LeFevre and Jonah LeFevre came away with 1st Place finishes. Payton Jeanquart and Lance Veeser finished 2nd, and 3rd Place was Eastin Micolichek, Elijah DuBois and Flynn Jeanquart.

It was girls only at the New London Bulldogs Lady Wrestling Bash. Nora LeFevre and Hailey Veeser brought home 2nd Place, Abi Tooley 3rd, and Evie Micolichek 4th. They also took part in a clinic led by one of the Lakeland University lady wrestlers.

Great job Eagles!

 

 

Picture courtesy of SBS Wrestling Facebook page

Packerland girls' basketball preview: Local matchups highlight Monday's schedule

All six of the area's Packerland teams will play each other Monday in girls' basketball action with 7:30 p.m tip-offs set.

 

Games include Algoma hosting Sturgeon Bay for senior night, Southern Door traveling to Gibraltar, and Kewaunee playing at home against Sevastopol. The Storm (14-0) has all but clinched the Packerland title, holding a five-game lead in conference play over Gibraltar and Peshtigo.

Algoma boys make up Reedsville game

It's been well over a month since it was originally scheduled, but Algoma will finally play Reedsville in Monday's only boys' basketball contest.

 

The Wolves hope to win their third game of the season with their only victories coming from the non-conference slate. Carter Zimmerman has been a focal point of the offense, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists (16.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.4 apg) this season. The Wolves lost their last game out, a 70-55 decision to Peshtigo. Reedsville is coming off a 20-point loss to St. Mary Catholic and are led by Brennen Dvoracheck. Similar to Zimmerman, Dvoracheck also leads his team in all offensive categories.

 

Tip is set for 7:15 p.m.

 

Phoenix avenge loss against Oakland

An early-season loss to Oakland seemed like a lifetime ago after the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball teams toppled the Golden Grizzlies in their rematch Sunday 76-51.

 

It looked like it was going to be another nailbiter after the Phoenix and the Golden Grizzlies went back and forth in the first quarter with the home team holding onto a slim one-point lead. The Phoenix outscored the Golden Grizzlies 20-1 in the second quarter, part of a 32-1 run that ultimately put the game out of reach. The Phoenix shot close to 50 percent from the floor while forcing the Golden Grizzlies to shoot less 33 percent and turn the ball over 24 times. Frankie Wurtz matched a career-high with 28 points. Three other Phoenix players scored in double digits.

Fourteen wrestlers clinch sectional berth

No team titles were won but 14 wrestlers in Door and Kewaunee Counties saw their seasons extended Saturday.

 

In Brillion, Southern Door's Grant Englebert and Griffin Slezewski won regional titles and Brodie Overbeck took second at 220 pounds to clinch his first sectional berth in Division 3.

 

Denmark provided tough matchup for defending regional champions Luxemburg-Casco and Kewaunee in Division 2. The Storm had Jack Severin win his weight class along with Mason Jeanquart.  Mitchell Thompson clinched his sectional appearance with a second place finish. The Spartans qualified eight of its 14 wrestlers to the sectional meet. Reece Worachek, Easton Worachek, Lucas Joniaux, and Travis LeGrave while Kyle Kroll, Hunter Joniaux, Isaac Blohowiak, Ryan Routhieaux, and Tyler Derenne took second.  

 

Nick West led the way for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol with a third place finish.

 

Click the links for full results at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com

 

Six swimmers qualify for state meet

The Door County United Swim Team will have plenty of representation at the 2020 State Boys Swimming & Diving Championships at the UW - Natatorium in Madison next week.

 

No sectional titles were won in Plymouth, but the team had several strong performances good enough to qualify based on times. The Boys 200 yard medley relay is seeded fourth in the state meet after finishing in second with a time of just above 1:42. Brock Aune just missed out on gold twice but will be among the top seeded in the 50 yard freestyle (22.26) and 100 yard breaststroke (58.32). Drew Rass and Jacob Norton will also join Aune in the breastroke competition. The 200 yard freestyle relay qualified for state with a time of 1:31.55.

Badgers, Phoenix get big road victories

The Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Phoenix both got important road conference victories Saturday in men's college basketball action.

 

In Lincoln, the Badgers blew out Nebraska in the second half to win 81-64. Brad Davison gave the Badgers a slim 39-38 at the half with a three point shot, one of eight he hit on the afternoon to lead the Badgers with 30 points. D'Mitrik Trice hit five three point shots of his own to help lead the Badgers on several runs in the second half to outscore the Cornhuskers 42-26 in the final frame.

 

In Milwaukee, Amari Davis may have clinched his ninth Horizon League freshman of the week honor with another great performance in Green Bay's 94-90 win over the Panthers. Davis scored 28 points in the contest, but it was a Kam Hankerson's floater in the key that helped give the Phoenix the lead for good after trailing for several seconds in the final frame. The win gave the Phoenix hope it can potentially still capture a top-three finish, which would give them a bye and a home game in the Horizon League Tournament.

Spring sports seasons await

As wrestlers, swimmers, and basketball players see their winter schedules open up, spring seasons are right around the corner.

 

Boys and girls track begins March 9th with its earliest meet March 17th. Baseball pitchers can begin a week ahead of their teammates, which can have their first practice March 23rd. Boys golfers will have to wait until April 6th before they can swing the clubs while tennis players could start a week earlier on March 30th. Girls softball can begin as early as March 16th while girls soccer can begin hitting the pitch on March 23rd.

Hader gets big pay raise

In the first of two arbitration hearings for the Milwaukee Brewers, reliever Josh Hader got a raise of close to 500 percent.

 

Hader got $4.1 million of $6.4 million he requested in his arbitration hearing, which is still a far cry from the just under $688,000 he was making as one of the best relievers in baseball. Pitcher Brent Suter is expected to find out his final 2020 salary figure this week according to Brewers.com. Position players officially report on Monday ahead of their first spring training game on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.

PACKERLAND GIRLS ROUNDUP: Kewaunee and Algoma have strong second halves

Algoma and Kewaunee High Schools came out on fire after halftime to win their respective games. Gibraltar is now in second place.

 

Kewaunee turned a slim 15-13 advantage into a runaway win at Peshtigo.

 

Algoma trailed by eight at halftime against Southern Door but put up 36 in the second frame in a win.

 

Gibraltar nipped Sevastopol by three points and is in second place now in the Packerland Conference.

PACKERLAND BOYS ROUNDUP: Southern Door falls in nonconference game

Southern Door and Gibraltar High School boys' teams were in action Friday in nonconference matchups.

 

Southern Door led Luxemburg-Casco for over three-quarters of the contest before letting their advantage slip away late. The Spartans defeated the Eagles, 65-58.

 

Gibraltar won their nonconference game, the first victory for the Vikings in a while. They cruised against St. Lawrence Seminary, 74-40.

 

(photo courtesy of Della Otradovec)

Wrestling regionals Saturday

Four area wrestling programs take to the mat in team regionals on Saturday. First whistle is at 10:30 AM across all locations. Southern Door will take on Reedsville, Mishicot, Oneida Nation, and host Brillion.


 Kewaunee and Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will both be at Denmark High School. Those squads match up with Luxemburg-Casco as well Two Rivers, Valders, and the host Vikings.  

 

Badger men visit Nebraska Saturday

Wisconsin and Nebraska have met on the court once already this season, a little under a month ago in Madison, with the Badgers winning 82-68. In that game, Wisconsin knocked down a school-record 18 three-pointers. Brevin Pritzl was lights out from behind the arc in the Badgers’ last game. It’s not a guarantee, but the conditions are right for Wisconsin to bombard the Cornhuskers from deep again.


Wisconsin enters the game at 7-6, in the middle of the pack of a Big Ten conference defined by parity. Michigan is 12th at 6-7 with Illinois fourth at 8-5. Win or lose, Wisconsin is almost guaranteed to move significantly in the standings. Nebraska is in 13th place in the conference, losers of nine straight games.

 

Team Giannis ready to step onto All-Star court Sunday

Don’t call it East versus West…although for all intents and purposes that is what you’ll see Sunday in the NBA All-Star Game. Instead, it is packaged as Team LeBron versus Team Giannis, named after the respective captains of each squad. Team Giannis will feature Antetokounmpo, the 76ers’ Joel Embiid, and Pascal Siakam from the Toronto Raptors in the frontcourt. Rounding out the starting five are Boston’s Kemba Walker and Atlanta’s Trae Young. Even with the Bucks at 44-8, only two players made it into the mid-season showcase. Khris Middleton is a reserve player for Team Giannis.


Team LeBron is stout featuring the best in the west. Lebron is flanked by Anthony Davis and Luka Doncic with James Harden and Kawhi Leonard the other starters. The game is being played in Chicago this year with tip-off set for 7 PM Sunday.

 

*Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Bucks Facebook page.

 

All snowmobile trails open in Door, Kewaunee Counties

The long wait is over for snowmobile riders in Kewaunee County after it was announced on Thursday that the trails would open on Friday.

 

According to Kewaunee County officials, trails in all four snowmobile sections will open on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8AM, three of which include the use of the Ahnapee State Trail. The Moonriders of Kewaunee warn snowmobilers that the South trail off the pipeline is currently closed off with caution ribbon. The organization will work on that part of the trail and open it up as soon as the necessary work is completed.

 

All snowmobile sections in Door County have been open since Wednesday, but the condition of some parts of those trails have been listed as being poor.

Girls' basketball preview: Southern Door, Sevastopol host Parents' Night

Players will honor their parents at a pair of local girls' basketball games Friday night. 

 

The two celebrations will take place at Sevastopol ahead of its matchup against Gibraltar and Southern Door will do the same before it faces Algoma. Kewaunee travels to Peshtigo for the other Packerland Conference game of the evening with all three matchups beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball: Slow starts plague local teams

Local boys' basketball teams could not come back from first-half deficits in Thursday's games.

 

Luxemburg-Casco had three players score in double digits and outscored the Irish in the second half, but it was not enough to topple Freedom in a 73-69 defeat.

 

Algoma could not take advantage of a poor free-throw shooting night by the Bulldogs, losing to Peshtigo 70-55.

 

Gibraltar outscored Oconto 32-26 in the second half, but it was not enough to dig out of a first-half deficit in its 66-49 loss.

 

Gunnar Tebon made sure Sevastopol couldn't come back in its game against Sturgeon Bay, scoring 32 points in the Clippers 92-69 victory.

 

In the Valentine's Day slate of games, Gibraltar heads to St. Lawrence Seminary for a 7 p.m. tip and Luxemburg-Casco hosts Southern Door at 7:15 p.m., 

Sturgeon Bay's Stevenson returns to Torrent

A familiar face for Sturgeon Bay soccer fans is returning to the sidelines for the Milwaukee Torrent.

 

The Milwaukee Torrent announced earlier this week it would be resigning the former Sturgeon Bay and UW-Milwaukee product for another season. In its third season in the National Premier Soccer League, the Torrent went 1-0-2 with five points collected. Stevenson's brother Jaden got a taste of soccer outside of the college ranks last year, playing for the Green Bay Voyageurs.

 

 

Phoenix women welcome Motown teams this weekend

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team has some work to do if they want to have the best possible seed in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.

 

A two game losing streak has the Phoenix in fourth place in the Horizon League with an opportunity to pick up some wins against two teams below them in the standings, Detroit and Oakland. A matchup earlier in the season produced a much needed 65-48 victory over the Titans, two days removed from a tough loss to the Golden Grizzlies. A win against UIC last Saturday snapped a five game losing streaking for the Titans. 

 

The two teams play at 7 p.m. Friday.

Swimming prepares for sectionals

Area wrestlers are not the only ones preparing for a run towards Madison this weekend as the Door County United swim team makes its bid for the state meet as well.

 

DCU will head to Plymouth for its sectional meet on Saturday. According to the heat sheets posted online at WIAA.orgDCU has top three participants in five of the 12 events including two of the relays. 

 

First swim is at 11 a.m.

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