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Bays blitz Indians late on 105.1 The GOAT

The Sister Bay Bays shutout the Egg Harbor Indians 7-0 at home Sunday afternoon in Door County Baseball League action. 


After being held to a single hit by Indian’s starting pitcher Alex Byrne over five innings, the Bay rallied for two runs and four hits in the sixth inning to take the lead they would not relinquish.


The Bays then erupted for five runs on four hits in the seventh inning, including a two-run single by Sam Forkert, to pull away.


Forkert, who was the starting pitcher for Sister Bay, allowed only four hits over six innings to pick up the win, with Matt Hecht coming on to pitch the final three innings to pick up the save and secure the shutout. 


The Bays’ offense was led by Forkert who ended up with three hits and three runs batted in, while Spencer Krause and Sawyer Johnson each had two hits and scored two runs.  Cody Gieseman and Joe Sawyer paced the Indians with two hits each.


The next broadcast of Door County Baseball League action on 105.1 The GOAT will be Friday night as the Institute Cubs host the Bays.  Pregame starts at 7 pm with first pitch at 7:30 pm. 

Bays top Indians on 105.1 The Goat

The Sister Bay Bays used a big four-run eighth inning to overtake the Egg Harbor Indians 10-5 in Egg Harbor on Sunday afternoon in Door County Baseball League action.  


The Bays started strong with a two-run first-inning with an RBI ground-out by Stuart Larsen and an RBI single by Griffin Cole.


Egg Harbor scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead, with Nick Kita delivering a clutch two-run double.


Sister Bay responded in the top of the fifth with two runs on a double by Spencer Krause to recapture the lead at 4-3.


The Indians then scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh when a fly ball was dropped in right field.


The four-run eighth inning was capped off by Sawyer Johnson's two-run double to give the Bays an 8-5 lead.


Krause, Cole, and Alex Laughlin led the Bays with two hits each, while Elijah Reimer had two hits for the Indians.


Matt Hecht picked up the win in relief going the final two innings, while Anthony Jennerjohn took the loss in relief for the Indians.

Institute edges Maplewood in extra innings on 105.1 The Goat

In a game that had numerous lead changes, the Institute Cubs walked off a 9-8 win over the Maplewood Mets on Friday night in Door County League action.  


The Mets took a 3-1 in the second inning, only to see the Cubs score three runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-3 on an RBI single by Mark Villers and a sacrifice fly by Zac Marchant.  


The Mets broke a 5-5 lead in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Cam Schoeder and then a 7-5 advantage in the seventh inning on a booming home run by Kordell Draves.  


The game stayed 7-5 until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Cubs scored three runs to take an 8-7 lead.  Maplewood would score an unearned run in the top of the ninth on a sac fly by Draves to tie the game at 8-8.


The Cubs then walked-off the win in the bottom of the tenth when Ethan Kroll walked and stole second before scoring on an overthrow to first base to give Institute the home win.


Cub's Kyle Ploor was the winning pitcher in relief while Adam Gutschow took the hard-luck loss for the Mets.


The next broadcast on 105.1 The Goat will be Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at Egg Harbor as the Indians host the Sister Bay Bays.  Paul Schmitt and Quinn Struck will  have the call with the pregame at 1:00 pm and first pitch scheduled for 1:30 pm. 

DCBL Preview: Egg Harbor welcomes Baileys Harbor on 105.1 The GOAT

The battle of the harbors goes to the bayside Sunday as Egg Harbor welcomes Baileys Harbor.


Both teams were on the opposite sides of blowouts last week with the Indians pounding Institute 26-1 while the A's were on the short end of an 18-1 decision to Washington Island.


Quinn Struck and Jacob Nate will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.


Other Door County Baseball League games scheduled for 1:30 p.m. starts include West Jacksonport visiting Sister Bay, Institute hosting Washington Island, and Maplewood trekking to Kolberg. 

DCBL Round-up: Kolberg runs past West Jacksonport on 105.1 The GOAT

After giving up the lead in the third inning, Kyle Routhieaux hit the go-ahead homer that led the Kolberg Braves past the West Jackonsport Ports 12-5 in Sunday's Door County Baseball League opener.


Routhieaux led the way for the Braves by getting on base five other times via walks, scoring three times, and swiping two bags.


Woody Schartner took the loss as the pitcher for the Ports, but he helped his own cause with three hits, including a two-run double in the third that tied the game in the third inning. 


The Braves scored multiple runs in the sixth and ninth innings to pull away from the host Ports.


In other DCBL action, Washington Island toppled Baileys Harbor 18-1, Egg Harbor beat Institute 26-1, and Sister Bay blew past Maplewood 13-2. In that game, Sister Bay's Griffin Cole ( 3 hits, 3 RBI) and Stewart Larsen (2 hits, 4 RBI) led the way offensively. 

West Jacksonport hosts Kolberg in DCBL opener on 105.1 The GOAT

The Kolberg Braves look to improve on their playoff championship from last year when they travel to West Jacksonport to face the Ports Sunday afternoon.


The Braves won their first DCBL Playoff Championship since 2014 last year when they beat the Sister Bay Bays 5-1 behind a masterful pitching performance by current St. Norbert College product Trevor Reinhardt. 


The Ports finished last season in the bottom half of the league, but beat the Braves in the shortened 2020 tournament.


Tim Kowols and Jacob Nate will have the action on 105.1 The GOAT and beginning at 1 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the first pitch at 1:30 p.m.


Interview with Kolberg Manager Dave Neinas

Other DCBL action on Sunday includes Sister Bay visiting Maplewood, Egg Harbor hosting Institute, and Washington Island traveling to Baileys Harbor. All Sunday games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Adames carries Brewers to win over Pirates

Willie Adames hit two home runs and drove in seven runs, as the Milwaukee Brewers busted out of a hitting slump and beat the Pittsburg Pirates 12-8 in a slugfest in Pittsburgh. 


The Brewers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Adames first home run of the evening.  Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff for Milwaukee gave up four runs and seven hits in four innings and was not able to keep the lead.


After Pittsburgh scored three runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, the Brewers scored six runs in the top of the six-inning to take a commanding 10-4 lead.


Brent Suter pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first victory of the season and Josh Hader got the last out in the ninth inning to pick up his ninth save of the year. 

The Brewers (11-7) and Pirates (8-9) will play the second game in the series Wednesday at 5:35 pm from PNC Park. 

Bucks look to close out Bulls in game 5

The NBA defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will host the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night in game five of the first-round playoffs.  The Bucks responded to a game two loss to the Bulls by beating the Bulls convincingly in games three and four in Chicago. 


With Khris Middleton out with a knee injury, Grayson Allen has stepped up to score 49 points in the last two games while going 11/14 from the three-point arch. 


The Bulls will look to prolong the series with DeMar DeRozan leading Chicago in scoring during the playoffs averaging 23.3 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per contest.


Tipoff at Fiserv Forum is set for 6:30 pm.   If the Bucks win Wednesday, they would play the Boston Celtics in the second round.  Boston swept the Brooklyn Nets in four games earlier this week.

Mikesch, Gamblers to part ways at season's end

The end of the Pat Mikesch era for the Green Bay Gamblers is near.


The organization announced on Thursday that the two sides decided to part ways at the season's end.


“I would like to thank Pat for his hard work and commitment to the Gamblers these past 11 years,” said Gamblers President Jeff Mitchell. “Pat has a great reputation in the hockey community as a coach and developer of talent. Here he went above and beyond to advance the Gamblers mission to give back and be active in the community. We wish Pat all the best.”


“My wife, Aimee, the kids, and I have loved our 11 years in Green Bay,” said Mikesch. I’m very appreciative of the support given to me by the Gamblers, PMI Entertainment Group, and the entire Green Bay community. My family and I look forward to what comes next.”


He joined the Gamblers as an assistant 11 years ago and was elevated to head coach and general manager in 2014. A national search for his replacement is underway.


The Gamblers will play two games in Illinois against the Chicago Steel on Friday and Saturday before returning home to play the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Sunday. You can catch that game and all home games on 104.1 WRLU and

Brewers open season at Wrigley Field Thursday

The Milwaukee Brewers will hope the Friendly Confines are all that and then some Thursday afternoon when they open the 2022 campaign against the Chicago Cubs.


Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes will take the mound for the Brewers as they look to win their second straight division crown. Burnes dominated the Cubs in his starts last year as the Brewers won 15 of their 19 matchups against the North Siders last year. They will be countered Kyle Hendricks who flummoxed the Brewers on Opening Day in 2020.


The Brewers did sign a former Cub to the roster on Wednesday, adding catcher Victor Caratini to the roster.

Bucks trample Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks led virtually from start to finish as they crushed the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum Tuesday night.


The Bucks controlled the game from the start outscoring the Bulls in both the first and second quarter by six points to take a 58-46 lead at halftime.


Brook Lopez had his best game of the year for the Bucks with 26 points and seven rebounds, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points with nine rebounds.  Kris Middleton finished with 19 points.


The Bulls (45-34), currently 6th in the Eastern Conference, were led by DeMar DeRozan with 40 points. 


Milwaukee (49-30) will now host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at 6:30 pm from Fiserv Forum.    

Brewers top Royals in exhibition finale, open with Cubs Wednesday

he Milwaukee Brewers topped the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Wednesday in the final Cactus League game on Tuesday afternoon in Arizona. 


The Brewers (7-9) jumped to a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run by Brent Diaz in the bottom of the second inning.  Keston Hiura added two more runs with a two-RBI single in the third inning to give the Brewers a 4-0 lead.  Kansas City answered with four runs in the top of the eighth inning but the Brewers scored on an RBI single by Terence Doston in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead and hang on for the victory.


Starting pitcher Adrian Houser hurled six scoreless innings allowing only two hits and striking out four.  Jake Cousins pitched a perfect ninth inning striking out two to pick up the save.

Green Bay's McGee enters transfer portal

Another day, another big piece of the Green Bay basketball team entered his name into the transfer portal on Monday.


Several outlets reported Monday that Kamari McGee would be entering the transfer portal, most likely ending his time with the Phoenix. The Racine-product was a star for the Phoenix, earning All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League alongside Cade Meyer. An injury to Lucas Steiber, who also entered the transfer portal earlier this year, gave McGee control of the offense for much of the second half of the season. He told the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Scott Venci that he wanted to play on the biggest stage possible and only thought about transferring in the recent days.


It continued a disturbing trend for the Phoenix, which has already seen at least five other players leave the program since the season ended in March. Only five players remain with the program. Green Bay lost a similar number of players to the transfer portal at the end of 2021. 

Mother Nature to baseball and softball teams: Not yet

Many local baseball and softball teams will have to wait a few more days before getting their first game action of the season.


Every softball and baseball scheduled for Monday were either postponed or canceled due to the morning dose of winter weather that was followed in some cases by some rain. That has led to several games being preemptively canceled or postponed for Tuesday. Those games include:


  • Sturgeon Bay at Kewaunee (baseball and softball)
  • Gibraltar at NEW Lutheran (baseball and softball)
  • Southern Door at Sevastopol (baseball and softball)

Luxemburg-Casco softball's game against Wrightstown has not been formally canceled or postponed yet according to the Northeastern Conference. That game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Mother Nature to weigh in on Monday's baseball and softball slate

With rain and snow in the forecast for the region Monday morning, the area's baseball and softball teams will have to wait and see if they get to play.


Baseball games scheduled for Monday include Gibraltar hosting Sheboygan Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. and Luxemburg-Casco playing at home at the same time against Denmark.


Scheduled softball action includes Algoma visiting Luxemburg-Casco at 4:30 p.m.

Local baseball, softball games in question for Thursday

Games are on the schedule for local baseball and softball teams, but many are either postponed or waiting to get postponed.


A matchup between Luxemburg-Casco and Southern Door earlier this week was postponed.


Thursday softball games that have already been rescheduled include Kewaunee vs. Chilton (moved to April 30th) and a scrimmage between Sevastopol and St. Thomas Aquinas. A matchup between Luxemburg-Casco and Valders at 4:30 p.m. is still on the schedule.


Thursday baseball action on the schedule includes Kewaunee hosting Omro at 4:30 p.m. and Luxemburg-Casco facing St. Mary Catholic in a scrimmage.


A Winter Weather Advisory is expected to expire at noon will most likely force the remaining games for Thursday to be either postponed or canceled. 

Brewers fall to Padres, face Angels Thursday

The San Diego Padres scored the game's first four runs and held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.


Manny Machado's third-inning home run was the game's big blow, driving in former Brewers outfielder Trent Grisham. Matt Beaty and Grisham knocked in the other two runs for the Padres. 

The Brewers got on the scoreboard when Weston Wilson tripled home Joe Gray Jr. in the seventh inning before he was driven in by Joey Wiemer.


Freddy Peralta took the loss giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits through four innings. 


The Brewers are back in action Thursday afternoon when they face the Los Angles Angels of Anaheim at 3:10 p.m. Eric Lauer is scheduled to start against the Angels' Shohei Ohtani. 

Woodruff roughed up in Brewer loss to Cleveland

The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a Cactus League game to the Cleveland Guardians 10-3 on Tuesday afternoon.  Scoring  three runs in the top of the third inning, the Brewers were outscored 10-0 the rest of the way.  


Brewer starter Brandon Woodruff had a rough outing giving up seven hits in three innings, including three home runs. 


Managing on only six hits, the Brewers' Pedro Severino had two hits to lead the Milwaukee attack.  


Milwaukee (4-5) will now play the San Diego Padres on Wednesday with opening day only about a week away.   

Bucks top Sixers with big fourth quarter

In a battle of two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks nipped the Philadelphia 76ers 118-116 in Philadelphia.  


The Bucks jumped to an eleven point lead early and had a 27-24 after one quarter.  The Sixers responded by outscoring the Bucks 37-24 in the second quarter to take a 61-51 lead into halftime.  


The Sixers lead by as much as 14 points in the second half, but the Bucks rallied to capture the lead midway through the fourth quarter and set up the dramatic finish.


The Bucks led by two points when Joel Embiid put back a missed shot with 1.6 seconds left that was initially called goaltending against Giannis Antekounmpo and would have tied the game at 108.  The call was overturned and the 76ers were unable to get a shot off after a jump ball at midcourt.  


The game saw 13 lead changes that may be a preview of an Eastern Conference finals.


Antekounmpo scored 40 points with 14 rebounds to lead the Bucks, while James Harden paced the Sixers (46-29) with 32 and Embiid added 29.


The Bucks (47-28) wll now travel to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Thursday night.  

Track athletes head to UW-Oshkosh, West DePere

It will be another busy day for track athletes as they travel to two different places for events on Tuesday.


No results have been posted from yesterday's meet that saw Algoma and Southern Door travel to Oconto Falls.


Luxemburg-Casco will see its boys head to West DePere to face Marinette, West De Pere, and Wrightstown. The girls are also scheduled to compete, but they also have the large UW-Oshkosh Invite on their calendar as well. While the meet at West DePere begins at 4 p.m., the invitational at UW-Oshkosh starts at 4:45 p.m.


That is where Algoma, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay are scheduled to go. The girls-only meet will also feature Grafton, Lake Country Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, Dominican, Suring, Horicon, Seymour, Athens, Auburndale, Berlin, Bonduel, Brillion, Brown Deer, Campbellsport, Chilton, Clintonville, Dodgeland, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Gillett, Johnson Creek, Kiel, Laconia, Lena, Little Chute, Manawa
Lomira, New Holstein, North Fond du Lac, Omro, Pacelli, Peshtigo, Randolph/Cambria-Friesland, Rosholt, Shawano Community, Sheboygan Falls, Shorewood, Two Rivers, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Saint Thomas Moore, New London, Xavier, Weyauwega-Fremont, Green Lake/Princeton, Rio Community, Denmark, and Wrightstown.


Picture courtesy of Kewaunee Track and Field

Packers denied NFL Draft hosting duties

You will not see the Titletown District turn into NFL Draft City USA anytime soon.


League officials announced on Monday that the City of Green Bay would not be hosting the 2024 NFL Draft, instead handing the duties to Detroit. The Packers and the city had been previously mentioned as potentially a host for the event.  



"The Packers and the event's community supporters remain optimistic that Green Bay will have the opportunity to host the NFL Draft in the near future," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We will continue to work with Discover Green Bay and our other partners in the effort to update our bid details and continue our dialogue with NFL officials so they remain excited about our community's plan to host this significant event. The NFL Draft would draw fans to the area from around the country and proudly display the NFL's storied history to football fans around the world, while highlighting the uniqueness of Green Bay."


The announcement was made on the first day of the NFL meetings in Florida. Brian Gutekunst met with the media where he discussed the likelihood of the Davante Adams saga ending in a trade, the likelihood of Jaire Alexander becoming a do-it-all corner, and their recent signings.

Gamblers give up 10 in loss to Team USA U-18

The peaking Team USA U-18 squad took it to the Green Bay Gamblers on Sunday, winning the game 10-1.


Less than a month out from the 2022 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Kaufbeuren and Landshut, Germany, from April 21-May 1, 2022, Team USA put up four goals in the first and third periods on their way to the rout of the Gamblers. Eleven different players scored multiple points for Team USA, led by Charlie Stramel (2G, 1A) and Rutger McGroaty (1G, 3A). Ryan Greene provided the lone highlight for the Gamblers with a second-period goal.


The Gamblers will return home this weekend to face Team USA Friday and Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and

Algoma, Southern head to Oconto Falls for track meet

Two area track teams will kick off their week with competition at Oconto Falls Monday afternoon.


Algoma and Southern will battle the host school, Coleman, Crivitz, and Peshtigo beginning at 4 p.m.  The boys' teams have already gotten their first taste of competition this season along with the Algoma girls. Monday marks the first time the Eagles girls' team has been scheduled for a meet this season. 

Golf opens practice Monday

The area's high school golfers will finally be able to hit the links on Monday as their season officially gets underway. Monday marks the first day boys' golf and boys' tennis can practice. 


Luxemburg-Casco will not waste any time getting into action. They are scheduled to play to host New Holstein at Northbrook Country Club beginning at 1 p.m.


Sturgeon Bay will host a Packerland Conference meet alongside Gibraltar, Green Bay/New Lutheran/Providence Academy, Oconto, Peshtigo, Sevastopol, and Southern Door, but they will have to wait until April 14th for that meet to take place.

Brewers return to action Monday against Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers took their lone day off of the spring on Sunday with plans to take on the San Francisco Giants on Monday.


Logan Webb will take the mound for the Giants, who is boasting an 1.80 ERA and 10 strikeouts this spring. The Brewers counter with Corbin Burnes, who has five strikeouts and a 15.00 ERA after a rough first appearance of the spring. 


The Brewers will play nine more spring training games before heading to Chicago to face the Cubs on opening day at Wrigley Field for a 1:20 p.m. game on April 7th.

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