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Clippers beat Wolves highlights Thursday's girls hoops recap

Sturgeon Bay girls basketball earned quite possibly their biggest victory in a decade last night. A 47-27 win over Algoma is the type of win that could start to turn a program around. The Clippers have been marred in futility for over a decade since the likes of Sierra Spaude, Lauren McCormick, Jennifer Nesbitt and fellow classmates led the Clippers.

 

On Thursday it was Sarah Bridenhagen leading the way. She tallied 19 points to lead all scorers. Kenzye Hassenjager added 12 points. Coach Eric Taushek said, "Our seniors led us tonight, Brenna Zuehlke, Anna Fischer and Kenzye Hassenjager.

 

Taushek continued, "This is a huge win for the program and something as a team we can build on. The girls gave everything they had last night. The girls proved to themselves that we can play and beat anyone on any given night. The underclassmen we’re able to a part of this and see how much fun this was, it didn’t come easy, but the hard work they put in tonight was definitely worth it. I am extremely proud of the girls it was a great night of basketball for the Sturgeon Bay program!"

 

 

Kewaunee wrapped up an undefeated run in the regular season to win the Packerland Conference championship without a blemish on their record. The Storm topped Sevastopol 48-33. Zoe Kuehn led the Pioneers with 13 points and Amber Roalkvan added 11 points in the loss.

 

Southern Door fell to Gibraltar 57-43. Payton Pluff led all scorers with 18 points. Karlee Kita and Sage Krause added 11 points apiece in the win. Grace LeGrave led the Eagles with 12 points. 

Aissen plants roots at Hillsdale

Luxemburg-Casco's Garrit Aissen announced Thursday he will continue his football career at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent with family, friends, and school officials present. The newest Charger quarterback was recently honored by the high school for his records in passing yards, touchdown passes, completions, and attempts. Aissen joins a team coming off a 10-3 season, a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional semifinal game. 

 

 

Winter storm forces short turn around for basketball

Local basketball teams have had to cram a lot of games this week due to recent winter storms canceling school. Many are playing their second game in two nights with some playing three or four games this week just to fit in their schedule before tournament play starts next week for the girls and the following week for the boys.

 

In girls' basketball, Luxemburg-Casco hits the road to face Oconto Falls, Sturgeon Bay hosts Oconto, and Sevastopol travels to Reedsville.

 

Boys' basketball action tonight includes Kewaunee hosting Oconto, Gibraltar playing at home against Peshtigo, Sevastopol traveling to Algoma, and Southern Door looking to stay perfect in conference play at Sturgeon Bay. Boys' games start at 7:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball round-up: Sturgeon Bay earns cross county win

A busy night in boys' basketball yielded one win for local teams. 

 

In Institute, Jake Schneider and Carson Talbert combined for 38 points in Sturgeon Bay's 65-46 victory over Sevastopol. The Pioneers' Robert Pollman led all scorers with 22 points. 

 

Gibraltar's Evan Henry drilled six three-pointers en route to a 22 point evening, but it was not enough to hold off the NEW Lutheran Blazers in a 63-54 defeat.  Andras Szakala and Trevor Reinhardt each added 12 points in the loss.

 

Luxemburg-Casco could not overcome a 29-16 first-half deficit on the way to a 66-47 loss to Freedom. No Spartans player scored in double figures with Dylan Hanson and Nathan Coisman leading the team with just seven points apiece.

Wrestlers continue march to state

A date at the Kohl Center is on the line when 19 wrestlers from Door and Kewaunee counties head to individual sectionals on Saturday. Seven wrestlers from Luxemburg-Casco and one from Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol head to Wrightstown for the Division 2 sectional. Four Southern Door and seven Kewaunee wrestlers will meet their destiny at the Division 3 sectional in Dodgeland. You can find their first round match-ups online with this story with the top 2 wrestlers in each weight class punching their ticket to the state tournament in Madison next weekend.

 

D3 Sectional matchups

106: Austin Falish, SD vs Mark Szombathelyi

113: Max Severin, Kewaunee vs Cash Stewart

120: Kyle Conard, SD vs Henry Amborn

126: Jack Severin, Kewaunee vs Josh Renning

132: Nathan VanGoethem, Kewaunee vs. Logan Grienier

138: Drew Price, SD vs. Harley Rivera

145: Grant Englebert, SD vs Anthony Pawling

152: Dylan Steinhorst, Kewaunee vs Devin Brooks

170: Travis Reinke, Kewaunee vs. Sawyer DeRuyter

195: Paul Wery, Kewaunee vs Logan Nicholls

 

Division 2 Sectional

106: Hunter Joniaux, L-C vs. Gavin Hall

120: Lucas Joniaux, L-C vs Colby McHugh

132: Bryce Bosman, L-C vs Scott McGibbon

152: Nathan Ronsma, L-C vs Mackenzie Kading

160: Colton Worachek, L-C vs. Javon Leisgang

170: Reece Worachek, L-C vs. Ryan Skees

182: Jeremy Jorns, SBS vs. Joseph Kain

285: Kyle Kroll, L-C vs. Mitchell Potratz

Phoenix grind out victory over Grizzlies

Three Phoenix players scored in double figures to lead Green Bay to a 66-54 victory over Oakland Thursday night.  Shanquan Hemphill led all Phoenix players with 13 points en route to his second double-double of the season. It was a defensive showcase for two teams used to letting their offenses shine. It was the fewest points scored by the Golden Grizzlies all year long while it was a new low for the Phoenix in a victory. The Phoenix host their second Motor City team in three days Saturday when they battle Detroit-Mercy at noon. 

Algoma boys basketball falls to Peshtigo

Algoma lost a rare Wednesday night high school boys basketball game last night 73-30 to Peshtigo. With the amount of snow and ice postponements and cancellations, athletic directors are getting creative. 

 

Carter Zimmerman scored eight points and Mitchell Zimmer also tallied eight points on the night to lead the Wolves scoring attack.

Kewaunee falls in Team Sectional semi-final

The Kewaunee Storm saw their hopes to advance to the Team State Wrestling Championships dashed for the second year in a row in the semi-final round Wednesday night. The Storm fell to the shorthanded Princeton Tigers 37-32. Starting the evening at 182 pounds, Travis Reinke and Paul Wery were able to stake the Storm to an early 10-0 lead. After the Tigers won the next three matches, the Storm captured points in four straight weight classes, anchored by a major decision by Jack Severin. Those would prove to be the final points on the evening for the Storm, dropping the final five matches. The Tigers would almost pull off the improbable in the final, but lost to eventual champion Random Lake. The Storm's season continues this Saturday at the individual sectional meet.

 

182 Travis Reinke (Kewaunee) over Zach Moore (Princeton) Maj 14-2

195 Paul Wery (Kewaunee) over Sean Bollinger (Princeton) Fall 0:49

220 Owen Apland (Princeton) over Bendikt Luy (Kewaunee) Dec 3-1

285 Ryan Bollinger (Princeton) over Cristopher Hewuse (Kewaunee) Fall 1:16

106 Isiah Wagner (Princeton) over Elena Lewis (Kewaunee) Maj 11-2

113 Max Severin (Kewaunee) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

120 Logan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

126 Gina Augustian (Kewaunee) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

132 Jack Severin (Kewaunee) over Logan Grienier (Princeton) Maj 13-0

138 Collin Schueler (Princeton) over Austin Veeser (Kewaunee) Maj 11-1

145 Luke Pulvermacher (Princeton) over Mason Jeanquart (Kewaunee) Fall 3:39

152 Guenther Hebbe (Princeton) over Dylan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) Maj 9-1

160 Casey Dykstra (Princeton) over Remington Schleis (Kewaunee) Fall 2:54

170 Terry Myadze (Princeton) over Jason Reinke (Kewaunee) Maj 11-0

 

 

Irish stop Spartans in Team Sectional finals

The Freedom Irish won eight of the 13 contested matches in the WIAA Division 2 Team Wrestling Sectional final Wednesday night to prevent Luxemburg-Casco from making a third straight appearance at state. 

 

After they were able to dispatch Winneconne in the semifinal 53-24, the Spartans were not able to carry over the momentum against their conference rival. Starting at 113 pounds, the Irish and the Spartans traded victories the first four matches before Reece Manteuffel and Ben Bredael registered pins to give Freedom a 20-7 advantage. A late escape prevented Nathan Ronsman from getting a critical major decision before Freedom's Sam Peters collected a technical fall against fellow state-ranked wrestler Colton Worachek. Reece Worachek and Garrett Jeanquart would get the last two contested decisions for the Spartans before the Irish won three of the final four weights to secure the sectional championship. Bryce Bosman, Reece Worachek, Lucas Joniaux, Ronsman, and Jeanquart all collected a pair of wins on the evening. Next up for seven Spartans wrestlers is the individual sectional tournament this weekend. 


LUXEMBURG-CASCO SEMIFINAL VS. WINNECONNE (W 53-24)

106 Caleb Meunier (Winneconne) over Ty Paider (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 1:51
113 Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Mason Sternard (Winneconne) Fall 0:45
120 Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Gavin Coshenet (Winneconne) Fall 2:36
126 Luke Shefchik (Luxemburg-Casco) over Sonny Barone (Winneconne) Dec 6-0
132 Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Emmeric Hanke (Winneconne) Fall 0:39
138 Anthony Keuntjes (Winneconne) over Hunter Bohm (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 2:42
145 Isaac Blohowiak (Luxemburg-Casco) over Seth Schnell (Winneconne) Fall 2:42
152 Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Nick Braun (Winneconne) TF 15-0
160 Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Evan Miller (Winneconne) Maj 9-0
170 Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Matt Crowley (Winneconne) TF 16-1
182 Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) over Dylan Krings (Winneconne) Fall 4:36
195 Bennett Krings (Winneconne) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
220 Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) over Mitchell Braun (Winneconne) Fall 0:42
285 Ethan Welsh (Winneconne) over Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 5:37

 

LUXEMBURG-CASCO FINAL VS. FREEDOM (L 37-24)
113 Colton Kater (Freedom) over Tyler Derenne (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 10-1

120 Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Colby McHugh (Freedom) Dec 1-0

126 Carsten McHugh (Freedom) over Luke Shefchik (Luxemburg-Casco) Maj 15-4

132 Bryce Bosman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Koy Murphy (Freedom) Maj 10-2

138 Reece Manteuffel (Freedom) over Tristan Thiry (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 2:46

145 Ben Bredael (Freedom) over Isaac Blohowiak (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 5:04

152 Nathan Ronsman (Luxemburg-Casco) over Troy Nabbefeld (Freedom) Dec 11-4

160 Sam Peters (Freedom) over Colton Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) TF 18-3

170 Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) over Jon Verhasselt (Freedom) TF 20-5

182 Garrett Jeanquart (Luxemburg-Casco) over Grant Vosters (Freedom) Dec 3-1

195 Devan VanRossum (Freedom) over Luke VanDonsel (Luxemburg-Casco) Fall 0:27

220 Grant Williamson (Freedom) over Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 5-4

285 Seth Brownson (Freedom) over Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) Dec 6-4

106 Hunter Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

 

Thursday features make-up basketball games

High school basketball teams will spend their Valentine's Day on the hardwood with several scheduled and make-up games on the docket.

 

In boys' basketball, Luxemburg-Casco has its senior night against Freedom (7 p.m.), Sevastopol hosts Sturgeon Bay (6 p.m.), Gibraltar plays at home against NEW Lutheran, Kewaunee travels to Mishicot, and Algoma battles Oconto in its own gym.

 

Girls' basketball action includes Kewaunee traveling to Sevastopol, Southern Door hosting Gibraltar, and Algoma playing at Sturgeon Bay. All girls games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar playing tough opponents heading into playoffs

The Gibraltar girls basketball team has faced some tough opponents as of late, but the Vikings have been mostly up for the challenge. The Vikings have gone 3-2 in a stretch that has included Packerland Conference leader Kewaunee and Marinette and Oconto Conference leader Crivitz. Head coach Josh Kropuenske said a stretch where the girls play several tough opponents is ideal for the playoffs ahead.

 

 

The Vikings have one more game left to go in the regular season, traveling to Brussels to take on Southern Door. Gibraltar (14-6, 11-4) received the 1-seed in the upcoming WIAA Division 5 Sectional Tournament next week and will face the winner of the matchup between 8-seed Heritage Christian and 9-seed Oakfield.

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Spartans search for third straight state berth on 96.7 WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans look to make it back to the UW Field House for a third year in a row when they wrestle Winneconne and the winner of Freedom/Tomahawk at the WIAA Team Sectional meet Wednesday night in Brillion.

 

The Spartans are coming off a regional championship in Valders Saturday, boasting seven sectional qualifiers and edging #2 Wrightstown 226-211 in the team scores. Nathan Ronsman, Reece Worachek, and Colton Worachek earned titles while Hunter Joniaux, Lucas Joniaux, Bryce Bosman, and Kyle Kroll earned spots with runner-up finishes. The Wolves earned their spot in the team sectional by posting 205 points in the Little Chute regional, qualifying five wrestlers for the next round. Caleb Meunier, Anthony Keuntjes, and Evan Miller all won individual titles.

 

The winner takes on the victor in the other semifinal featuring conference rival Freedom and Tomahawk. Freedom is sending 12 to individual sectionals this weekend one year after the Spartans topped the Irish in last year's sectional semifinal 37-23. The Hatchets had 11 sectional qualifiers. 

 

Tim Kowols and Luxemburg-Casco coaching legend Bob Berceau will have the call on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the pre-match show followed by the first whistle at 6 p.m. If the Spartans win, the next match will be carried live on 96.7 WBDK beginning at 8 p.m.

 

 In other local wrestling, Kewaunee will travel to Markesan for their Division 3 team sectional duals. Kewaunee saw seven of its wrestlers qualify for sectionals, earning 234.5 points and the edge over Reedsville. Taking first place at their weight classes for the Storm included Jack Severin, Paul Wery, Nathan VanGoethem, Dylan Steinhorst, and Travis Reinke. Logan Steinhorst and Max Severin earned their slots with runner-up finishes. Their reward is facing Princeton before facing the winner of Kenosha Christian Life and Random Lake.  

Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Meeting Wednesday

The organizational meeting for the Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Boys Ages 7-12 will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 8:15 PM. The meeting will be held at the Sturgeon Bay High School in room number 199. All are welcome to attend to find out more information regarding Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Youth Baseball.

Gibraltar girls take down Sevastopol

The Gibraltar girls basketball team took down rival Sevastopol Monday night 74-54. The Pioneers were led by Zoe Kuehn's game-high 21 points. Amber Roalkvan scored 14 points and Grace Brauer added 11 points in the loss.

Sturgeon Bay athletic events for Tuesday all rescheduled

All afterschool activities and sporting events are canceled in Door and Kewaunee Counties for Tuesday, February 12th. Sturgeon Bay has all of their events rescheduled. Here is a look at the make-up plan for games that were scheduled for tonight:

 

Girls basket game (varsity only) will be played on Friday (2-15-19) here is the schedule:

 

Friday 2-15-19

 

4:30 PM Boys Basketball JV2 game in the Middle School gym vs Southern Door

 

6:00 PM Girls Basketball Varsity game vs Oconto 

 

No Girls Basketball JV 1 game vs Oconto (they only want to play the Varsity game)

 

6:00 PM Boys Basketball JV 1 game vs Southern Door in the High School gym

 

7:30 PM varsity Boys Basketball game vs Southern Door in the High School gym

 

Everyone will flow through the High School entrance to either the Middle School or High School games,

Bucks take down Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks would let the Chicago Bulls get close but eventually pulled away in the final minutes, winning 112-99 at the United Center Monday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a double-double, scoring 29 points while securing 17 rebounds. The Bulls, led by Zach Lavine's 27 points, entered the second half down by one and at times keep their deficit at single digits. That's when the Bucks defense would clamp down, forcing the Bulls to shoot 38 percent and grab eight more defensive rebounds. The Bucks improve to 42-14 on the season as their road trip takes them to Indianapolis Wednesday night to take on the Indiana Pacers. 

Mustangs pull away from Spartans 88-69 on WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball fell to the Little Chute Mustangs 88-69 Monday night in a North Eastern Conference game.  After a slow start to the first half, the Spartans had a four-point lead with just over a minute left until intermission when the Mustangs went on a run including a three-point shot at the buzzer by Justin Job to take a 27-26 lead. 

 

Little Chute stayed hot in the second half opening a 21-point lead before the Spartans made a run but could not get any closer than nine points.  Spartans senior Nathan Coisman led all scorers with a career-high 30 points while Ryan Robillard added 16.  Job lead the way for the Mustangs with 21 points with 15 coming in the second half.  The Spartans (6-8, 8-10 overall) will now travel to Freedom to take on the first place Irish Thursday night. 

 

The next Luxemburg-Casco basketball broadcast will be Saturday as the Lady Spartans will host Marinette in a make-up game.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at  3:15 pm with the pregame show and tip-off set for 3:30 p.m. on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

(Photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling looking to make deep run

The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team is looking to repeat as state champs after winning their regional on Saturday. The Spartans also had seven individual wrestlers advance to the sectionals. Head Coach Chas Treml says the team has really come together recently and everybody is wrestling at their best right now. Treml is excited about a deep postseason run.

 

 

L-C narrowly edged out Wrightstown 226-211 in the Valders Regional on Saturday. The sectionals were scheduled for Tuesday night at Brillion but has now been moved to Wednesday night due to the weather. The Spartans first matchup will come against Winneconne and if they win will take on the winner of Tomahawk versus Freedom.

Door County Co-Op Swimming Sectional results

The Co-op team from Sturgeon Bay/ Southern Door/Sevastopol took 6th place in the 11 team sectionals at Ashwaubenon on Saturday. The team finished with 95% best times and swam incredibly in the intense environment. 

Both the Medley and Freestyle 200 Relays qualified to swim at the State Championship next Friday night at the Natatorium in Madison, those swimming include Brock Aune, Luke Bousley, Drew Rass, Jacob Norton and Ethan Almstadt in the Relay teams. 

Swimmers qualifying for individual events included Brock Aune in the 50 Free and 100 Breaststroke, Luke Bousley in the 100 Freestyle. 

The meet saw the nine man team finish in 6th place and featured all personal best times in their individual events.

Weekend Youth Wrestling Results

Ashwaubenon hosted a big youth wrestling tournament over the weekend with a bunch of local wrestlers competing. Southern Door sent in their results from a very successful tournament:

 

1st Place- Kenny Lynch

 

2nd Place- Jonah LeFevre, Jade Wrenn, Gavin Geisel, Trevin Veeser, Wyatt Wilke, Jerek Valley,

 

3rd Place- Peter Bloniarz, Jiohnni  Oberleitner, Chase Massart, Clark LeFevre, Colton Krueger

 

4th Place- Logan Motquin, Lilly Wrenn, Zack Lynch

 

5th Place- Michael Bailey, Nora LeFevre

 

Also great job to Lance Veeser who participated at the Gopher State Nationals this weekend.

Girls basketball tournament pairings released

Door and Kewaunee Counties earned three #1 seeds in the WIAA girls basketball tournament set to begin on Tuesday, February 19. In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee in Division 3 and Gibraltar in Division 5 all receive first-round byes. They will start their tournament run on Friday, February 22.

 

Southern Door #5 will host Sturgeon Bay #12 next Tuesday in Division 3.

 

In Division 4, Sevastopol #11 will travel to Saint Mary's Springs #6 Tuesday, February 19. Algoma #7 will host Roncalli #10.

 

 

Basketball games look to beat the snow

Ahead of yet another big winter storm for the area, boys and girls' basketball teams look to beat the weather with a heavy slate of games Monday night. 

 

In addition to tonight Luxemburg-Casco/Little Chute tilt on 96.7 WBDK, boys' basketball action includes Sevastopol hosting Peshtigo and Southern Door playing at home against Oconto. 

 

Girls basketball games taking place around the area include Kewaunee hosting Peshtigo, Gibraltar returning to Fish Creek to take on Sevastopol, and Southern Door traveling to Algoma, 

Gibraltar girls defeat Crivitz 48-32 on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar girls basketball team defeated a tough non-conference opponent on Sunday, overcoming Crivitz 48-32 at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh.

 

Although the game started out with both teams trading baskets, with Gibraltar's Karlee Kita and Crivitz's Chloe Gruszynski getting out to particularly hot starts, Gibraltar would take a lead about a quarter of the way into the first half and never looked back. A stifling defense looked even more comfortable than usual on the larger court and forced several Wolverine turnovers that led to points on the other end of the court.

 

Halftime would come with the Vikings leading 31-18, and although the offensive production would slow for both teams in the second half, Gibraltar kept a steady enough pace to maintain the lead and take the 16-point victory.

 

Payton Pluff had another excellent performance for Gibraltar, leading all scorers with 18 points. Abby Sitte added 8 points, but her greatest contribution in other areas. The 5'4" guard picked up 11 boards and 8 assists to lead the team in both categories. Gruszynski would end the game with 15 points to lead the Wolverines.

 

The victory improves Gibraltar's record to 13-6 on the season, while Crivitz drops to 14-5 on the year. Gibraltar will play three more games this week, starting with their Senior Night game against Sevastopol on Monday. Chilton and Southern Door await the Vikings later this week.

 

 

Spartan boys host Little Chute Monday on WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco Spartan boys basketball will host the Little Chute Mustangs Monday night in the battle of the "L-C"s in a North Eastern Conference game.  The Spartans (6-7, 8-9 overall) are coming off a 53-37 loss to Denmark Saturday while Little Chute (7-7, 10-7 overall) beat Oconto Falls 61-52 Saturday night.  The Mustangs beat the Spartans 73-57 at home earlier this year.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will have the call starting at 7:00 p.m. with the pregame show and tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. on 96.7FM WBDK.  The game audio can also be streamed on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

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