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Sports News Archives for 2020-12

Sevastopol earns first win

The Sevastopol Pioneers girls’ basketball team found their first victory of the season over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers on New Years Eve, 41-24. 

 

The Pioneers (1-2) saw their first victory over Sturgeon Bay (0-4) in five years. Sevastopol’s Bailey Rikkola led her team on an offensive mission in the first half of play by dropping 12 points. Sturgeon Bay’s offense was stunned early when Sevastopol head coach Ben Rikkola applied a defensive press to limit the Clippers to a 6-point first half. Second half play saw the Pioneers generate 21 points to solidify a 17-point road victory over the Clippers. Ashley Alberts featured as Sturgeon Bay’s leading scorer while Emma Reinhardt added a pair of baskets as well. Sevastopol’s Rikkola finished with 16 points and Zoe Kuehn reached double-digit figures as well with 10 points. 

 

Sevastopol head girls basketball coach Ben Rikkola said after the game he was happy to get a win under his belt: 

 

 

Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay will continue their classic Packerland Conference rivalry with another game on January 7th.

Badger football concludes season with a bowl win

The Wisconsin Badgers (4-3) football team pulled off a Duke's Mayo Bowl game win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-5), 42-28, on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz cashed in three touchdowns in his team's victory all while doing so with half of the total offensive yardage that Wake Forest amassed over the entire game. The Demon Deacons are recognized as one of college football's quickest starting teams and it showed right away with back-to-back touchdown drives over Wisconsin. After the explosive Wake Forest start, Wisconsin made consecutive defensive stops to claim a two-touchdown second quarter led by a Mertz 11-play scoring drive and touchdown run.

 

The Demon Deacons struck first in the second half after a Sam Hartman 50-yard touchdown pass to Jaquarii Roberson. Wisconsin changed the game's momentum with a 59-yard Devin Chandler kick return into Wake Forest territory to set up another Mertz rushing touchdown to tie the game at 21 points. Badgers defenseman Scott Nelson intercepted Hartman and returned it 60 yards to set up a game sealing Garrett Groshek 1-yard touchdown run. Mertz ended the game with 130 yards passing going 11/17 while Groshek led the rushing game with 41 of their 122 yards. Wisconsin concluded their season with a bowl win to make it their sixth bowl win in the last seven seasons.

Gamblers skate over Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers saw some quality ice time at home on Wednesday night as they pulled off a win over Team USA, 6-3.

 

Gamblers found revenge over the U18 USA squad after falling to them in preseason play in October. Green Bay pulled out to a 3-0 lead in the first period of play after Jackson Schmaltz, Alex Servango and Ryan Kirwan slapped in some goals. Green Bay continued that momentum into second period play and added another goal while USA tallied two as well to bring the game within two scores. Green Bay finished the game off with two more goals while USA only generated one more goal in the final period of play to solidify a three goal Gambler win. Gamblers goaltender Matt Davis saw his stateline improve to six wins after fending off 26 shots on goal by USA. Gamblers forward Servango led the squad in goals with two total, one that qualified as the game winner. The Gamblers saw their record improve to 9-2-1 on the season and will see another matchup versus USA on New Years Eve at the Resch Center for a 6:05pm puck drop. 

 

Catch the matchup on 104.1 WRLU and worldwide at NewRadiosports.com

YMCA provides insight on safety and community engagement

The Door County YMCA swim program has been able to adjust to the challenges faced this year for members and staff with the ongoing health crisis.

 

New Radio Sports Network spoke with YMCA aquatic center director and coach Mike McHugh during the holiday season. McHugh explained how it has been a unique swim season in many aspects. The YMCA and McHugh have been thorough in protocols and share a strong communication line with members/supporters of the program. 

 

 

McHugh shared his appreciation for everyone in regards to the perseverance with the aquatic center, YMCA, parents, coaches and other advocates. 


 

The swim program has shown a proven track record of success dating back to when it first established its presence over 15 years ago. The coaching culture has adapted along with the athletes as well. The swim practices are totally off hands and that has cut down on some technique but a key aspect of the practice structure has been the intensity of short spurt practices during this pandemic.  

 

 

The YMCA has been taking action in every safety aspect while engaging the community members to the best of their abilities. 

 

 

Gamblers look for strong December finish

The Green Bay Gamblers will host a highly anticipated match against the U18 USA Team at the Resch Center on December 30th.  

 

Green Bay is riding a three-game win streak and currently sits in second place of the Eastern Division standings after 11 games played this season. Green Bay will be seeing the U18 USA Team for the second time in the fall of 2020 but the first time in regular-season play, after losing in a preseason matchup on October 23rd, 3-2. Team USA sits in fourth place of the Eastern Conference standings and holds a 4-3 record overall. New Radio Sports Network spoke with Gamblers forward Jackson Hallum on his squad being more prepared this time around.

 

 

The Gamblers will have a chance to improve to 5-1 in December and add to their Eastern Conference win total. The puck drops at 7:05 pm. 

 

Catch the matchup on 104.1 WRLU and worldwide at NewRadiosports.com

Badgers plummet to Maryland

The Wisconsin Badgers mens’ basketball team plummeted to the Maryland Terrapins on Monday evening, 70-64.

 

The Badgers threw their perfect conference record down the drain and diminished their 11-game conference win streak. The underdog Terps were down four points at halftime to the Badgers, 28-24. Second half play saw Maryland go on an early 8-0 scoring run while Wisconsin did not score for three minutes during that stretch. The Badgers regained the lead with six minutes left to play but could not find an offensive rhythm giving Maryland the keys to victory. Maryland outshot the Badgers from the free-throw line by 33% and stopped Wisconsin from earning any fast break points. Wisconsin’s D’Mitrik Trice carried his team throughout the game with 25 points while shooting 50% from the field. Aleem Ford was the only other Badger to capture double-digit figures in the game. Wisconsin descended to 8-2 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. Wisconsin will look to bounce back at home on New Years Eve against Minnesota for a 3:30pm tip-off. 

Phoenix men off to a slow start

The Green Bay Phoenix mens’ basketball team fell again to the Wright State Raiders on Sunday afternoon in game two of the weekend pair of conference games, 90-77. 

 

Green Bay found light early on in Sunday's matchup after pulling a 12-8 scoring run two minutes into the first half. Green Bay’s Amari Davis led the first half with a stellar twenty points while PJ Pipes added 10 points to contribute to Green Bay’s 39 point first half that gave them a three point halftime lead over the Raiders, 39-36. The Raiders came out in the second half with some more conviction and within minutes collected an 8-0 scoring run to put themselves ahead 47-41. At the 10:33 mark Wright State extended their lead by 15 points even after their struggle to contain Green Bay’s Davis. The Raiders continued to click on offense down the stretch to pull off the weekend sweep even after the Phoenix out rebounded the Raiders, 35-32. Davis finished with a career-high 35 points and will lead his squad on the road to Youngstown State for a pair of conference games starting on January 1st, 2021 at 3pm. 

Bucks tumble to Knicks

The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the New York Knicks on the road late Sunday evening to gather their second loss of the season, 130-110.

 

Milwaukee saw a struggle throughout the first quarter of play on both sides of the ball and found themselves down by three points early on, 30-27. Milwaukee did not have any help in the second quarter and found their deficit grow after New York’s Julius Randle caught fire from the field, giving his team a 61-45 lead entering halftime. Throughout the first three quarters of play New York outshot the Bucks 59% to 14.7% from three-point land. Milwaukee could not slow down New York’s Randle and Elfrid Payton down the fourth quarter stretch. Payton went three-for-three from the three-point line to seal a Knicks victory. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo gathered 27 points with 13 rebounds while Khris Middleton collected 22 points in their defeat. Milwaukee declined to 1-2 on the season and travels to South Beach on Tuesday to face the Miami Heat at 6:30pm

Packers pounce Titans

The Green Bay Packers summed up a snowy holiday weekend with a win over the Tennessee Titans, 40-14. 

 

Green Bay received the ball to start the game and they went straight to work, opening the game with a 60-yard scoring drive capped off by a six-yard Davante Adams’ touchdown reception from Aaron Rodgers. After a Green Bay defensive stop, the Packers earned the ball back and drove down the field for another touchdown giving them a 12-point lead into the second quarter. Packer defenseman Darnell Savage grabbed his fourth interception of the season early in the second quarter which led to another Adams touchdown reception. The Packers nearly pitched a shutout in the first half until the 37-second mark when Tennessee's Ryan Tannehill tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith to bring the game within a 12-point reach. 

 

Tennessee received the second-half kickoff and took advantage of their opportunity with a 45-yard touchdown run by Tannehill to bring his team within five points, 19-14. Green Bay scored in back-to-back possessions after Tennessee’s opening second half drive, making it a 33-14 game. Green Bay capped off the game with an AJ Dillon score and a defensive stop in the remaining minutes of the fourth quarter. Dillon ran for a 30-yard touchdown in his first score as a Packer while his second touchdown went for seven yards giving him his first 100+ yard game of his career. Adams saw a three-touchdown reception night which gave him his 17th touchdown of the season, that went hand in hand with Rodgers four-touchdown pass night, giving him the NFL lead in touchdowns with 44. Green Bay improved to 12-3 and remained the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoff picture. The Packers will finish regular season play next Sunday when they travel to play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for a 3:25pm kickoff.

Green Bay in search of first win

The Green Bay Phoenix mens’ basketball team will suit up on Saturday in part of a weekend pair of Horizon League games at the Wright State Raiders. 

 

The Phoenix will find themselves searching for their first win in conference and this season. Green Bay is coming off a tough pair of conference losses from last weekend when they faced Milwaukee at home. Phoenix head coach Will Ryan is searching for his first win in the program while Wright State has collected a 4-1 record and a 2-0 record in conference play. 

 

Green Bay has faced a tough schedule throughout the first six games and has shown grit with Josh Jefferson and Amari Davis at the helm on offense, both rank inside the top 10 in Horizon League scoring. The Phoenix will also have some help from newcomer Donavan Moore after the NCAA Division I Council voted earlier this week that he is immediately eligible to play. Moore comes from Toledo after a 2019-2020 freshman campaign that saw him play in 8 games while shooting 55% from the field. Moore will be joined by another transfer in Emmanuel Ansong. The Division II transfer was coached by Ryan last season at Wheeling and averaged 14.4 points per game while leading his team to a 14-13 record. Moore and Ansong will look to contribute immediately to help fend off the conference preseason favorite Raiders this weekend. Green Bay will tip-off at 3 pm.

Joy to the world: Be the change you want to see

No matter your reason for the season, there is a collective message that these holidays share: spread cheer and joy to everyone in your lives. Our world and Nation have been through a lot in all aspects of life this past year and my hope is that our community members embark on the new year to be the change they wish to see in the world. I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

Gamblers' post-Christmas matchup postponed

The USHL has announced Saturday's contest between the Green Bay Gamblers and Dubuque Fighting Saints will be rescheduled.

 

Dubuque has decided that they will not play in Green Bay on Saturday, December 26th.  This game has been declared a no-contest and will be rescheduled for later this season. The Gamblers have already had a number of its games postponed this year, including its three games against Team USA due to COVID-19 protocols.

New Radio Sports Network Interview: head coach Devin Thomas, Gibraltar girls' basketball program

The New Radio Sports Network team caught up with head coach Devin Thomas of the Gibraltar girls’ basketball program for an interview. The Vikings came into the start of the 2020-21 season with seven seniors, all of which amassed game playing experience in their state playoff run last season. Thomas expressed that this season consists of flexibility and safety priorities: 

 

 

Gibraltar has faced many unknowns this season which dealt a different mindset for this years Viking campaign: 

 

 

The girls’ basketball program has triumphed over teams through the beginning of the season by going with the flow, which has carried them to a 4-1 record that is currently good second place in the conference standings behind the Southern Door Eagles who they play next on January 5th, 2021. 

 

 

Brewers add utility man

The Milwaukee Brewers added some depth to their 40-man roster earlier this week by signing utilityman, Tim Lopes. 

 

The Brewers announced on Twitter that they had signed Lopes off waivers after recently being with the Seattle Mariners. Interestingly enough the Brewers were able to fill a void at the MLB and minor league level with Lopes because of his remaining minor league options. Lopes was selected in the sixth round at pick No. 191 by the Seattle Mariners in the 2012 MLB draft. The 26-year old spent time with the Mariners in 2019 and 2020 and earned over 128 plate appearances in his time. Lopes saw a .270 batting average in his short Major League time and prior to that he batted .277 over an eight season span in the minor league system.

Marquette drops third straight conference loss

The Marquette Golden Eagles mens’ basketball team took a digger to the fifth ranked Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday night, 85-68. 

 

The Golden Eagles were in search of collecting their third top-ten ranked opponent win after defeating then-No. 4 Wisconsin and then-No. 9 Creighton earlier in December. Marquette and Villanova traded baskets early on but the Wildcats developed a six-point lead going into halftime, 36-30. Second half play saw Villanova capitalize on 18-points off of 17 Marquette turnovers. Jamal Cain dropped 15 points to lead Marquette while Villanova only allowed freshman Dawson Garcia to add nine points throughout the whole game. The Wildcats were led by Collin Gillespie who recorded 22 points to lead all scoring. Marquette dropped to 5-5 on the season and will play a conference matchup against Georgetown on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021.

Bucks tumble in season opener

The Milwaukee Bucks basketball organization tipped-off their season with an Eastern Conference loss on the road to the Boston Celtics, 122-121.

 

Milwaukee led by a nine-point margin in the middle of the second quarter until Boston went on a 10-0 scoring run. The Bucks found themselves down at halftime by six points, 65-59. Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez hit a tip-in basket down the stretch to tie the game up in the fourth quarter, 113-113. Boston’s Jason Tatum hit a go ahead three-point bank shot with 1.5 seconds left of play. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a chance to tie the game after a bonus opportunity at the free-throw line with 0.4 seconds left of play and could not convert, giving the Bucks a season opening loss. Offseason acquisition notable Jrue Holiday dropped 25 points in his Bucks debut while the reigning back-to-back NBA MVP Antetokoumpo tallied 35 points to lead all scorers. Milwaukee will head back home on Christmas day to face the Golden State Warriors at 1:30pm.

Local wrestling rewind

The Packerland Conference and North Eastern Conference featured a night full of wrestling for the Kewaunee Storm and Luxemburg-Casco Spartans. 

 

The Kewaunee Storm shattered the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes on Tuesday night, 57-12. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco overcame the defending state champion Coleman Cougars on Tuesday night, 40-36.

Bucks prepare to tip-off the 2020-21 NBA season

The Milwaukee Bucks basketball organization will tip-off their 2020-21 season on Wednesday night on the road against the Boston Celtics. 

 

Milwaukee has revamped their team in the short 2020 offseason with most of the focus surrounding NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. This Eastern Conference heavyweight matchup will be the first game for both teams this season. Milwaukee looks to change the playoff picture narrative this season after falling in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Miami Heat last season and posting the NBA’s top record at 56-17. Boston is coming off a 48 win season and a deep playoff run that halted after a loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Tip-off is set for 6:30pm.

Marquette swallows tough conference loss

The Marquette Golden Eagles mens’ basketball team swallowed a tough loss on Sunday afternoon against the Xavier Musketeers, 91-88. 

 

Marquette and Xavier shared similar statistical numbers in the first half but the Musketeers did not entertain the same idea in the second half, shooting 69% from the field compared to the Golden Eagles 56%. Marquette trailed by four points with 25 seconds remaining prior to Koby McEwen splashing a three-pointer from the left side that was followed up by a successful free throw attempt to tie the game, 88-88. Marquette tried to send the game into overtime but Xavier’s Adam Kunkel nailed a three-pointer with four seconds left on the clock to seal the victory. Marquette couldn't stop Xaviers Paul Scruggs, who landed 29 points, 15 coming from three-point land. The Golden Eagles were led by McEwen and Dawson Garcia, both scored 20 points a piece. The Musketeers outrebounded the Golden Eagles 31-26, while also collecting 12 more points from their bench than Marquette did. Marquette fell to 5-4 on the season and will host their next conference game on Wednesday against Villinova at 6pm.

Phoenix drop another

The Green Bay Phoenix mens’ basketball team dropped another game to the Milwaukee Panthers in the home opening weekend of Horizon League play, 74-62. 

 

Green Bay went basket for basket with the Panthers and finished the first half tied, 35-35. Second half play consisted of hard fought basketball but Green Bay was powerless while Milwaukee went on a 13-1 run to pull away and seal the game up. Green Bay’s Amari Davis led the team with 21 points, hitting 75% from the three-point line. PJ Pipes added 13 points for Green Bay and Josh Jefferson marked 12 points in the loss. The Phoenix were outrebounded 39-30 and lost the shooting percentage battle at the free throw line, 78%-64%. Green Bay will have another opportunity to collect their first win of the season when they head to Wright State on December 26th for a pair of conference games.

Phoenix round-up: Men fall to Milwaukee, Women's game gets canceled

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping its league opener to Milwaukee Saturday afternoon 68-65.

 

Josh Jefferson scored 21 points and Amari Davis chipped in 18 points in the loss that saw the Phoenix have to claw back into the game late. The Panthers used a 12-2 run to give them a 49-41 lead with approximately 10 minutes left in the game. The Phoenix would whittle that down to a just a two advantage in the game's final minutes, but the Panthers used a late 7-0 run to put the game out of reach. Te'Jon Lucas led Milwaukee with 21 points in the win.

 

The two teams will face each other again Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Phoenix women saw their game against Illinois State get canceled after the Redbirds' previous opponent Omaha had a number of positive cases. The game was supposed to make up for Youngstown State canceling their weekend slate due to COVID-19 protocols.

Gamblers complete sweep of Phantoms

The Green Bay Gamblers made the most out of their trip to Ohio, finishing their sweep of the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night with a 5-2 win.

 

Alex Nordstrom scored their first of his three points with a goal in the game's fifth minute to stake the Gamblers to the 1-0 lead. He was one of the two players on the assist for Alex Servagno's second goal of the season before Jackson Hallum closed out the period with a score of his. The Gamblers would give up two goals in the second period, but the Gamblers got them back with a pair in the third. Servagno got his second goal of the game at the 15-minute mark and was credited for an assist on an empty-net goal scored by Ryan Greene. 

 

The Gamblers return home on December 26th for a matchup against Dubuque. That matchup will air on 104.1 WRLU and worldwide at DoorCountyDailyNews.com. 

Packers, Panthers Saturday night special

The Green Bay Packers kickoff week 15 against the Carolina Panthers for a Saturday night special at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers are coming off a NFC North division win over Detroit while the Panthers sit at 4-9 and are coming off a high scoring loss to Denver. Green Bay has already clinched the NFC North division and will look to maintain the first seed for the only first-round bye in the NFC playoff picture. ESPN’s Steve Reed caught recent remarks from the Packers top receiver Davante Adams: “Winning two football games at home and then playing in the Super Bowl, that’s crystal clear, that’s kind of the message we’ve had for the past week or two.” Adams enters this matchup with an opportunity to catch a touchdown pass for his ninth consecutive game. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also embarking on a stellar season that has shown similar statistical numbers in the years he won NFL MVP in 2011 and 2014. 

 

Panthers first year head coach Matt Rhule has lost the last seven of his eight games but the last two games have been one-score losses. Green Bay is riding a four-game win streak against NFC opponents and is 10-6 all-time against the Panthers. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur will look for his team to try to avoid any special-teams breakdowns that have given them troubles lately. Green Bay has allowed a kickoff return touchdown and a punt return touchdown in the last two games, both were over 70 yards. Green Bay will kick off at 7:15pm and look to improve to 11-3.

Gamblers triumph over Youngstown

The Green Bay Gamblers picked up another win over the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday night, 4-1. Green Bay put on another defensive display with Aaron Randazzo in front of the net, he collected his third straight win and averted 19 shots from the Phantoms. Green Bay saw some equal distribution on Friday with all four goals coming from separate players. Ryan Kirwin set the pace with a first period score and he was followed by Jarod Crespo who scored a goal of his own at the 10:54 mark in the second period. Jackson Kunz and Ryan Greene both found the net in the third period to seal the deal. The Gamblers improved to 7-2-1 and sit in second place behind Chicago in the Eastern Conference standings. Green Bay and the Phantoms will square off again in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday night for a 6:05pm puck drop.

Phoenix men open Horizon League play at home

The UWGB Phoenix mens’ basketball team will tip-off conference play at home this weekend in a pair of games with the Milwaukee Panthers.

 

History shows a 40-26 record in favor of Green Bay in the all-time matchup series and the Phoenix have seen a recent dominant track record with 10 wins in the last 13 games played between the two programs. The Phoenix return only two players who had Horizon League game experience from a year ago in starters PJ Pipes and Horizon League Freshman of the Year Amari Davis. Josh Jefferson and Pipes each average 14.8 points per game (ppg) while Davis trails with an average of 13.3 ppg. The Panthers enter this matchup at 1-1 in their non-league play and are led by DeAndre Gholston who averages 14 ppg. Green Bay will play the in-state conference rival Panthers on Saturday and Sunday for a 1pm time slot each day. 

Packers, Brewers and Bucks unite for the first time ever

The Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks have conjoined to form the Equity League.

 

Each major sports organization will unite to bring access, equity to minority founders and social impact startups. This unification marks the first time these three sports organizations have partnered for shared motives of fostering positive social change in Wisconsin and the United States. Microsoft and Titletown Tech will also be recognized as partners and will add to the mission of empowering every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The idea of the league started with Mark Murphy, president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers.“The shared values between the Packers, Bucks, Brewers, Microsoft and TitletownTech is what made this possible. It’s time for us to step up and I’m proud we are taking a bigger role to focus on driving meaningful change and bridging a significant gap for social impact companies and minority founders,” said Murphy. The founding principle of Equity League is to present equality for all walks of life regardless of race, gender or demographic location.  

Off the ice with Gamblers Mason Lohrei

The Green Bay Gamblers second year defensemen and NHL draft pick in Mason Lohrei caught up with the New Radio Sports Network earlier this week. Lohrei, who leads the USHL in game winning goals spoke on what it means to be a Gambler and provided some insight on what his team looks to do in regards to the Friday night matchup against the Youngstown Phantoms:

 


 

The Gamblers found early season success over the Phantoms with two victories that date back to November. Green Bay had home ice advantage for both November games and won the first game 4-3, as well as the second game, 5-4. Green Bay is 6-2-1 on the year and has shown grit while implementing their skill set in the Eastern Conference division. The puck drops at 6:05pm. 

 

To catch the full interview, please visit the podcast page on the NewRadioSportsNetwork.com: https://newradiosports.com/podcasts/green-bay-gamblers-central

Girls' basketball outlook

The Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team will be the lone local high school game in the North Eastern Conference on Thursday evening.  

 

The 4-2 Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will visit the Clintonville Truckers for a 6:15pm start time. 

Boys' basketball preview: Algoma and Gibraltar hit the road

The Packerland Conference will display the Gibraltar Vikings and Algoma Wolves for a 7:30pm start time on Thursday evening.  

 

The Gibraltar Vikings will hit the road to face the NEW Lutheran Blazers for a conference matchup.

 

Meanwhile the Algoma Wolves will be visiting Oconto across the bay for a conference showdown. 

Marquette opens Big East play at home

The Marquette Golden Eagles will continue conference play on Thursday night against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Golden Eagles are coming off a conference opening win over a top-ranked Creighton team. Marquette’s frontcourt has been led by Dawson Garcia who has averaged 12.9 points per game (ppg) while Theo John has collected 7.9 rebounds per game. Marquette has seen some favorable results in their backcourt as well, with Koby McEwan averaging 15.7 ppg and DJ Carton averaging 11.7 ppg. The Pirates have seen some impressive offense themselves with Sandro Mamukelashvili, who is averaging 20.4 ppg after seven games of play. Seton Hall is 1-0 in conference play after defeating St. John’s earlier this month and is 4-3 overall. Marquette will host the matchup against Seton Hall at the Fiserv Forum for an 8pm tip-off.

Keeping tabs on the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have been in a continuous news stream with a hectic past month. The Bucks organization stands different than it did 30 days ago with player acquisitions, trades, signings, uniforming, preseason play and the NBA draft. 

 

The Bucks most recently signed Giannis Antetkounmpo to a 5-year supermax contract extension earlier this week. Prior to the Antetokounmpo signing, preseason play started in its moderated season fashion. Dating back to the beginning of December, the Bucks announced their city edition alternate uniforms that represent “the gathering place by the water.” The end of November featured a couple key roster additions to the lineup, most notably in the Jrue Holiday signing that was a part of a 4-team deal in addition to draft pick options. The NBA draft occurred on November 18th in which the Bucks picked up some shooting help in Sam Merrill and Jordan Nwora. Bucks GM Jon Horst has given a new look to the Bucks in a matter of weeks, this new look will feature during the 2020-21 NBA season that starts on Wednesday, December 23rd for Milwaukee.

Blizzard proceed with offseason roster moves

The Green Bay Blizzard have continued their offseason roster rendition for the 2021 IFL season. Green Bay tabbed an array of re-signings and new signings on both sides of the ball throughout the mid-way point in December. Defensive back Corey Turner will re-sign with Green Bay and he will be joined by a new teammate in linebacker Diondre Wallace who spent his playing career at Towson University collecting ALL-CAA Third Team honors his senior year. The Blizzard also re-signed linebacker Dayshawn Taylor for the upcoming season in which he will be re-joined by defensive back Chris Ferdinand who re-signed days after Taylor did. The most recent offensive signing is offensive lineman Dwayne Williams who spent five seasons with Charleston University prior to Green Bay. The Blizzard are nearing roster completion for their upcoming season that kicks off in March. 

Gamblers skate past Dubuque

The Green Bay Gamblers were able skate right by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 6-2. Green Bay moved to 6-2-1 overall and 5-0-1 at home after tonight's win. Gamblers savvy veteran Cam Thiesing tallied the first goal of the match for an early first period lead over the Saints. Green Bay’s Jake Schmaltz and Ryan Kirwin both inked their first goals in Gambler uniforms, these goals sent Green Bay into the third period with a 3-0 lead. Jackson Kunz slapped in two goals himself for the Gamblers to build on the lead while Mason Lohrei found the net for a score as well. Green Bay went on a 6-0 scoring run that was eventually halted once Dubuque scored two goals midway through the third period. Gamblers goaltender Aaron Randazzo earned his second win of the season. Green Bay travels to Youngstown, Ohio on Friday to face the Phantoms for a 6:05pm puck drop.

Milwaukee, Giannis reach 5-year supermax extension

The Milwaukee Bucks organization and back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo reached a 5-year supermax contract extension today. Antetokounmpo took the announcement to Twitter this afternoon: “ This is my home, this is my city. I’m blessed to be able to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years. Let’s make these years count. The show goes on, let’s get it.” According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal holds a $228 million-dollar value for 5 years and includes an opt out after the fourth year. This supermax extension qualifies as the largest deal in NBA history.  

 

Gamblers focus on Dubuque

The Green Bay Gamblers will see their first home game at the Resch Center in December against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Tuesday evening. The Gamblers are coming into this matchup with a 5-2-1 record while the Saints enter the matchup with one win on the season and sit in last place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Gamblers' Mason Lohrei is among the league leaders in points scored, including a USHL-leading four game winning goals. This matchup will be the first of a three game stretch over a five day period. The puck drops at 7:05pm and the game will air on 104.1 WRLU and stream worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

High school wrestling insight: Kewaunee County takeover

Kewaunee County wrestling will be the focus on Tuesday evening with L-C wrestling and the Kewaunee Storm participating in separate duals. 

 

Luxemburg-Casco wrestling will feature a varsity dual at home against the Marinette Marines for a 6:30pm start time. 

 

The Packerland Conference will see some action on the mats as well on Tuesday night. The Kewaunee Storm wrestling program will travel to Lena for a varsity dual at 7:15pm. 

High school girls' basketball outlook: Kewaunee County vs. Oconto County

The Packerland Conference and NEC will feature two Kewaunee County teams games against two Oconto County teams. 

 

The Algoma Wolves girls’ basketball team will look for their first victory as they host the Oconto Blue Devils for a conference matchup at 7:30pm. 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team will look to collect another conference win at 7:30 pm for a home game on Tuesday night against the Oconto Falls.

Marquette hits the road for Big East opener

The Marquette Golden Eagles will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to tip-off Big East Conference play against the eighth ranked Creighton Bluejays tonight. The Golden Eagles will find themselves entering this matchup with a 4-2 record overall and they are projected to finish sixth in the Big East according to ESPN’s projection consensus. ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Borzello said “Carton, Koby McEwen and freshman Dawson Garcia will have to shoulder most of the offense this season.” Sports Illustrated tabbed the preseason Big East Newcomer of the Year award to freshman Garcia, he is entering Big East play averaging 12.7 points per game (ppg) while McEwen leads the team in scoring with 15.3 ppg. Creighton will enter the matchup with a 4-1 record and an ESPN conference projection second place finish. Tip-off is set for 8pm.  

Packers clinched NFC North

The Green Bay Packers picked up another conference victory over the division adversary hosting Detroit Lions, 31-24. The win clinched the NFC North on Sunday afternoon and guaranteed playoff security. Green Bay kicked off to Detroit to start the game and the Lions capitalized with a game opening scoring drive to take an early touchdown lead. Green Bay fired right back with a 56-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams. The Green Bay defense put together a stop that led to an offensive score by Marquez Valdes-Scantling who landed his fifth touchdown catch of the season. The remaining minutes of the first half resulted in a 14-14 score after the Packers defensive unit stopped the Lions from a last moment score. The Packers received the ball to start the second half and gathered an early 14-play drive score for 75 yards, capped off by a 6 yard quarterback keeper by Rodgers. The Packers posted 17 points in the second half which qualified for a win. In further news the New Orleans Saints fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, giving the Packers sole possession of the number one seed in the National Football Conference playoff picture. The Packers improved to 5-1 in the NFC North division and will play in six days on Saturday evening against the Carolina Panthers. 

Phoenix suffer a pair of conference losses

The UWGB Phoenix womens’ basketball team tipped off Horizon League Conference play this weekend dropping a pair of games to the Milwaukee Panthers. 

 

Green Bay opened conference play with a loss at the Kress Center on Saturday afternoon against the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, 61-58. The Phoenix started the game off on a slow note with a single digit first quarter. The Panthers closed the first half with a six point lead after Green Bay shot 25% from the field in the first half compared to Milwaukee’s 40%. Back-and-forth activity for the second half of play resulted in the Phoenix outsourcing Milwaukee, 39-36. Green Bay ran out of time in a last push effort led by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native Jasmine Kondrakiewicz, who led the way for the Phoenix with 13 points. 

 

Green Bay fell short in the second game of the weekend battle with Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon, 59-51. The Phoenix saw a contested battle again until the fourth quarter of play where the Panthers pulled away to outscore Green Bay, 21-12. Green Bay filed 16 bench points while Caitlyn Hibner splashed 18 points herself in the game with 5 rebounds. The Phoenix will travel to Oakland for another pair of conference games on January 1st and 2nd. Green Bay was initially slated for a set of home conference games against Youngstown State on December 19th and 20th, but were canceled due to COVID-19.

Bucks prepare for game two of preseason

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Dallas Mavericks at the Fiserv Forum on Monday night. The Bucks are facing the Mavericks for the second time in three days in the 2020-21 preseason. Giannis Antetokounmpo will look to ease into more minutes in preparation for the full regular season schedule after he posted 25 minutes in game one between the Bucks and Mavericks while newcomer Jrue Holiday gave Milwaukee 21 minutes in his preseason debut. Game two will tip-off at 7pm.

High school boys' and girls' basketball sneak peek:

Local high school boys’ basketball will start the week off on a busy note. Monday night will feature a few Packerland Conference games: Gibraltar hosts Peshtigo, Kewaunee hosts Oconto, and Sturgeon Bay hosts Southern Door. All of these games are slated for a 7:30pm start time.

 

The Packerland Conference will see high school girls’ basketball on Monday night as well. Kewaunee will travel to Menasha for a 7:15pm start time.

Gamblers' shooters quiet in Des Moines

The Green Bay Gamblers could only muster 16 shots in its 5-1 loss to the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday night.

 

The Bucs jumped out to a 2-0 lead with Zach Faremouth scoring the first of his two goals and Tyler Young adding a tally four minutes later. Faremouth scored his second goal in the second period while Alex Laferriere and Tanner Latsch found the back of the net before the Gamblers could get on the scoreboard. That occurred at the eleven-minute mark when Ryan Greene received help from Jackson Kunz and Alex Servagno for his third goal of the season. Matt Davis made 26 saves on 31 shots.

 

The Gamblers return home on Tuesday night when they face the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The game will air on 104.1 WRLU and stream worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers' shooters quiet in Des Moines

The Green Bay Gamblers could only muster 16 shots in its 5-1 loss to the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday night.

 

The Bucs jumped out to a 2-0 lead with Zach Faremouth scoring the first of his two goals and Tyler Young adding a tally four minutes later. Faremouth scored his second goal in the second period while Alex Laferriere and Tanner Latsch found the back of the net before the Gamblers could get on the scoreboard. That occurred at the eleven-minute mark when Ryan Greene received help from Jackson Kunz and Alex Servagno for his third goal of the season. Matt Davis made 26 saves on 31 shots.

 

The Gamblers return home on Tuesday night when they face the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The game will air on 104.1 WRLU and stream worldwide at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers leave for Des Moines on Lohrei's game-winner

The bus ride across Iowa got a lot nicer thanks to Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei.

 

The Boston Bruins draft pick drilled the game-winning goal five minutes into the third period to give the Gamblers the 2-1 victory over the Waterloo Blackhawks. Jackson Hallum followed up his hat trick with his fourth goal of the season late in the 1st period to give the Gamblers a 1-0 lead. The Blackhawks would tie it up in the second period when Tucker Ness knocked a goal in halfway through the stanza. Lohrei's game-winner in the third was his second point of the game after contributing to the game's first goal. Aaron Randazzo sparkled in the net as he stopped 43 of the 44 shots he faced.

 

The Gamblers head west once more this weekend to take on the Des Moines Buccanneers, which was shut out by Sioux City Friday night 4-0. Puck drops at 6 p.m.

Festival owner to buyout Booyah

The Green Bay Booyah ownership group recognized as Big Top Baseball has agreed to transfer ownership of the team to Mark Skogen. He is the owner of 33 Festival Food grocery stores throughout Wisconsin and is a third generation grocer, he has been a part of the family business since 1992. The transaction is not yet complete due to a pending transfer of lease for Capital Credit Union Park. The transfer process will be reviewed by the Ashwaubenon Village Board of Trustees on December 15th in which they will discuss approval of the sale to be wrapped up by the end of the year. The Green Bay Northwoods League team will embark on their third season in Ashwaubenon at Capital Park after relocating from the east side of Green Bay. 

Brewers Devin Williams adds another prestigious award

The Milwaukee Brewers Devin Williams was named Second Team All-MLB earlier this week. The right-handed reliever received this award after a decorated panel of media members, fans, former players, media personnel and other officials voted prior to the MLB Network announcement. Williams received this honor after winning the National League Reliever of the Year and National League Rookie of the Year. Williams is the lone Brewers representative of the All-MLB team selections.

Gamblers hit the ice

The Green Bay Gamblers hockey team will be back in action this weekend after an extended Thanksgiving break that was implemented due to COVID-19 concerns. The Gamblers will travel to Iowa Friday night to face the Waterloo Black Hawks for their sixth game of the 2020-21 season. The Gamblers have accumulated a 4-1-1 record while the Black Hawks have a 1-3 record. Green Bay sits in second place in the Eastern Conference and Waterloo sits at the bottom of the Western Conference this season. Both teams have less games under their belt after cancelations. The puck drops at 7:05pm.

 

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Marquette, UCLA to revisit after 56 years

The Marquette Golden Eagles mens’ basketball team will travel to the UCLA Bruins for the first time in 56 years on Friday night. The last time these two programs faced each other was when future Hall of Fame coaches John Wooden of UCLA and Al McGuire of Marquette. The game that took place 56 years ago was won by Wooden’s Bruins, 61-52. Each team is 4-1 entering the matchup, Marquette has a more impressive resume after winning over the fourth ranked Badgers. Koby McEwen leads Marquette in scoring this season with a 16.6 points per game average while senior Theo John is just shy of averaging nine rebounds per game to lead the team. The first whistle sounds at 8:30pm.

 

High school basketball roundup:

Local high school girls’ basketball saw action from the Packerland Conference on Thursday evening. The Gibraltar Vikings collected a hard fought comeback victory over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers, 46-42. 

 

The North Eastern Conference saw the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans boys’ basketball team improve to 3-0 after a victory over the Marinette Marines Thursday night, 89-70.

Door County United hosts swim meet

The four mainland schools in the Door County United swim team will greet the Chilton-Valders swim team to its pool on Thursday night. This action comes after a long offseason and COVID-19 concerns. Last season the team won the conference meet at home against Two Rivers, Brillion, Valders and Chilton. The meet starts at 6pm.

Badgers' basketball recovers with a win

The Wisconsin Badgers mens’ basketball program recovered with a win over the Rhode Island Rams, 73-62. After losing their last game to Marquette, the Badgers fell to the 13th ranked spot in the Nation. Brad Davison got things cooking for the Badgers and led the team with 23 points, shooting 3-5 from the three-point line. Micah Potter and Aleem Ford followed Davison with double digit points of their own. The Badgers outscored the Rams 33-16 in the first half, but came out in the second half with hesitation as they were outscored 46-40. The Badgers in turn collected a victory by an 11 point margin and will have a week's rest until next Wednesday, when they face Northern Iowa.

Brewers extend invitations for 2021 season

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced invitations to four Minor League team affiliates. The new player development structure sent invitations to the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A), Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (High-A) and Carolina Mudcats (Low-A). “We are excited to receive the invitation to become the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers today,” said Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse. “Led by Mark Attanasio and David Stearns, the Brewers are an organization that places a strong emphasis on player development. The Sounds still need to have the overall agreement with Major League Baseball formalized before any affiliation can be finalized. Once that occurs, we look forward to building the relationship and re-introducing Milwaukee Brewers baseball to the City of Nashville.” Each team is a part of a one year contract deal until October 1st of 2021. 

Golden Eagles overwhelm UWGB

The Marquette Golden Eagles mens’ basketball team collected a win over the Green Bay Phoenix on Tuesday night, 82-68. The Golden Eagles moved over Green Bay to improve to 4-1 while the Phoenix remain winless after four games of play. PJ Pipes of Green Bay led the team with 22 points and seven rebounds. The Golden Eagles leading scorer of the game was Koby McEwen, he had 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting while collecting the team high assists. Marquette faces UCLA on Friday while Green Bay and head coach Will Ryan look for their first win this season when they face Northern Iowa on Saturday morning.

Badgers swap mid-week game

The Wisconsin Badger mens’ basketball game against Louisville has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the announcement came earlier this week after a Louisville player tested positive in which they ceased all team activity indefinitely. The game comes with intentions to play on Sunday if the stars align, it would still be considered an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. In place of the postponement, the Badgers have picked up a new opponent for the Wednesday afternoon time slot in the Rhode Island Rams basketball team. Rhode Island comes into this matchup at 3-2 while the Badgers sit at 3-1 and are coming off a tough loss to Marquette. Tip-off for this game is set for 3:30 pm at the Kohl Center. 

Local high school wrestling recap:

The area's two Kewaunee County teams picked up the victories in high school wrestling action on Tuesday night.

 

The North Eastern Conference featured two bruising programs in the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans and Denmark Vikings on Tuesday night. The season opening meet went to the Spartans, 52-25.

 

The Packerland Conference featured a Kewaunee wrestling meet win over Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling team, 42-30.

Brewers add another glove

The Milwaukee Brewers organization announced earlier today that they have signed Luke Maile to a 2021 season contract. President of baseball operations David Stearns came forth this morning with information on the Maile addition. The 29-year old catcher missed the entire 2020 season with a finger fracture, the incident happened at an intersquad game in July. Maile comes into the Brewers organization after 216 games in the Major Leagues with the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. From 2017-2019 Maile batted .198 with 10 home runs while scoring 60 runs. The Brewers also signed catchers Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina prior to the non-tender deadline.

Local high school wrestling heads to the mat

Local high schools will open their seasons on Tuesday night for wrestling. The matchups consist of teams from the Packerland and North Eastern Conferences. 

 

The North Eastern Conference will see the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans go head to head against the Denmark Vikings on Tuesday. The Spartans will host the meet for a 6:30pm start time.

 

The Packerland Conference will have action on the mats Tuesday night as well, Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol will be hosting the dual against Kewaunee at 7pm. 

 

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Boys' basketball tip-off Tuesday

The North Eastern Conference and Packerland Conference will have an array of games slated for Tuesday afternoon.

 

The lone game in the North Eastern Conference will consist of a rivalry matchup between Luxemburg-Casco and Denmark at 7pm. 

 

The Packerland Conference will present a full Tuesday slate with games between Kewaunee and Algoma, Southern Door and Oconto and Sevastopol and Peshtigo. All of these games tip-off at 7:30pm. 

 

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Booyah proclaim ticket package schedule for 2021 season

The Green Bay Booyah proclaimed their 2021 regular season schedule recently. The announcement came with dates for half of their home season games and legacy membership packages. These packages consist of club seats and box seating on the main concourse level. Each 5+ game member will receive $50 worth of credit that can be used all season long towards anything from team apparel to concessions at Capital Park. Along with this package comes hats, priority seating, discounted merchandise and more. Ticket holders who pay in full by December 11th will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree for the team apparel store. For more ticket package information visit www.booyahbaseball.com

Catching up with Gamblers star Jackson Hallum

Green Bay Gamblers newcomer Jackson Hallum scored three goals for a hat trick in his USHL debut for Green Bay. Hallum joined the Gamblers the week of Thanksgiving which was shortly before signing with the University of Michigan for next season. The Eagan, Minnesota native was also drafted earlier in 2020 by the Vegas Golden Knights which was an “unbelievable experience” as Hallum described. Hallum remains humble but grateful for when his time comes for an NHL debut.

 

 

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Phoenix drop a pair of games to NDSU over the weekend

The Green Bay Phoenix womens’ basketball team dropped two games to the North Dakota State Bison this past weekend. Green Bay traveled to NDSU for two games, game one was on Saturday afternoon and game two was on Sunday afternoon. 

 

Green Bay fell to the Bison in game one on Saturday, 59-51. The story of the game consisted of the Phoenix playing catchup after a slow start. The first half of play found the Bison up 34-18 after Green Bay shot 30% throughout the entire game. The Phoenix landed 2 three-pointers all game while NDSU hit 11 three-pointers. Green Bay did make a second half comeback, outscoring the Bison 33-25 but it was not enough to propel a win. Caitlyn Hibner led the Phoenix in scoring with 13 points while Jasmine Kondrakiewicz tallied nine points. 

 

Game two of the weekend battle with NDSU configured into the same result for the Phoenix, taking another loss, 82-66. The Phoenix couldn't solve the Bison offense led by Heaven Hamling, dropping 17 points on Green Bay. Green Bay stayed within 11 points the first half and made a third quarter comeback to bring the game within two-possessions of the Bison, 62-58. The fourth quarter brought no luck for the Phoenix after the Bison tacked on 14 more points, which would prevail for a NDSU win, 76-64. Hibner led the team again in game two with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Green Bay starts conference play at home on Saturday against Milwaukee.

Packers ground Eagles

The Green Bay Packers path to the playoffs increased its chances with a quality win over the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-16. Philadelphia scored the first points of the game with an opening drive field goal. The Packers marched right back with a 14-play drive that resulted in a one-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams from Aaron Rodgers. The Packers offense capped off the first half with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan and extended their lead, 14-3. The Eagles came out in the second half with a substitution at quarterback in Jalen Hurts and delivered a scare for the Packers after back-to-back scores to make the game 23-16. Aaron Jones delivered a fourth quarter 77-yard touchdown run to seal the game. Adams gathered another 100+ yard receiving game while Rodgers hit a career milestone in chucking his 400th career touchdown pass. Green Bay travels to Detroit next Sunday for a NFC North matchup. 

Another tough test for the Phoenix men

The Green Bay Phoenix mens’ basketball team will have another tough test ahead of them this week as they visit Marquette on Tuesday. Green Bay is coming off a scrappy double overtime loss to Eastern Illinois while Marquette is riding the high of beating the fourth ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Friday. Phoenix head coach Will Ryan will look for sophomore Amari Davis, senior PJ Pipes and senior Josh Jefferson to carry the load for Green Bay to earn their first win of the year. Davis is averaging 15.3 points per game (ppg) while Jefferson averages 14 ppg and Pipes averages 12.3 ppg. Marquette is looking for freshman Justin Lewis to continue his magic into Tuesday after hitting the game winning shot and dropping 18 points last Friday. Tip-off is at 8pm.

Packers path to the playoffs continues

The Green Bay Packers path to the playoffs continues this Sunday at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Packers have persevered through the pandemic and injuries to collect an 8-3 record. Green Bay is coming off a division win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday, 41-25. Packers head coach Matt Lafleur looks for his defense to keep the takeaway trend rolling, the Packers have eight turnovers the last four games and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown 15 interceptions this season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a new weapon in receiver Tavon Austin, Austin spoke with packers.com earlier this week about his play time outlook: “As soon as the coaches feel like it's time for me, hopefully I get back there and can get a spark and get this special teams rolling. That'd be one of the big parts I can come to this team about. So just slowly working in, and hopefully my day (will) come." Green Bay kicks off at 3:25pm.

Bucks release first half schedule

The Milwaukee Bucks announced their first half of the regular season schedule over the weekend. The Bucks will play 37 games between Dec. 23 and March 4 and then enter the second half of play. Milwaukee will tip-off the season against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 23 and play on Christmas Day for their home opener against the Golden State Warriors. Before the Bucks start regular season play, they have a three-game preseason tune up starting Dec. 12 against the Dallas Mavericks.

Marquette beats Wisconsin at the buzzer

The fourth ranked Wisconsin Badgers no longer remain undefeated after the Marquette Golden Eagles managed a last second buzzer beater free throw tip-in Friday night to seal the deal, 67-65. Wisconsin had their first true test of the season and couldn't generate enough offense for a win. Micah Potter tallied the first five points of the game for Wisconsin but Marquette’s freshman Justin Lewis and sophomore D.J. Carton fired right back with buckets of their own. The first half ended with a Marquette lead, 35-30. The second half consisted of both squads trading baskets until Marquette freshman Lewis tipped-in a last second shot off a free throw miss to earn the Golden Eagles a win. Lewis ended the game with 18 points and 8 rebounds while D’Mitrik Trice scored 17 points for Wisconsin. The Badgers compiled 10 turnovers that gave way for Marquette to collect 13 points off the Wisconsin turnovers. Marquette moves to 3-1 and takes on UWGB next Tuesday. The Badgers head to 3-1 and face Louisville next Wednesday.

Phoenix prepare for home opener

The Green Bay Phoenix mens’ basketball team will lace up at home for the first time in the 2020-21 campaign against Eastern Illinois. Green Bay enters this game winless after falling to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Head coach Will Ryan is looking to celebrate a win himself, Ryan took over the coaching duties in June of 2020 after putting together a quality coaching resume. Eastern Illinois is coming off their first win of the season and look to keep it rolling against Green Bay on Saturday. The first whistle sounds at 2pm.

New season, new look for the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have found themselves a new look for the 2020-21 season. According to nba.com, Milwaukee unveiled their City Edition uniform earlier this week. The uniform represents the roots of the city along the coast of Lake Michigan and will be expressed as the gathering place by the water. The uniform will be smeared by a three-tone blue color that is derived from the Great Lakes and three rivers that run through the city. In addition, the uniform will symbolize Milwaukee’s beginning and their role in bringing people together. Also featured on the left bottom part of the uniform will be a phrase called “gathering place” to go along with the symbolization meaning.

Sevastopol/Peshtigo postponed

The Packerland Conference will not see any basketball matchups tonight due to a postponement between the Peshtigo Bulldogs and Sevastopol Pioneers. This comes on the heels of postponing Kewaunee and Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and NEW Lutheran, and Southern Door and Oconto for later dates. Kewaunee Athletic Director Brian Rabas told NRSN earlier this week that its girls' team will not be in game action until December 14th due to COVID-19 protocols.

Boys' high school action resumes with conference play 

Area high school boys’ hoops will progress this week for more conference showdowns. On Thursday night the Southern Door Eagles will take on the NEW Lutheran Blazers in Brussels for a 7 pm start time. Sevastopol will host the Oconto Blue Devils on Thursday for a 7 pm whistle. On Friday afternoon the Spartans will welcome Fox Valley Lutheran for a 7pm tip-off. Stay up to date with all the action on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Girls' high school basketball continues with conference play

Local high school girls’ basketball will continue this week in conference play. The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will host the Denmark Vikings on Thursday for a 7pm tip-off. On Friday night the Sevastopol Pioneers will stay home for a matchup against the Peshtigo Bulldogs at 7:30 pm. Stay up to date with all the action on NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Brewers add to the 2020-21 roster

The Milwaukee Brewers made their first roster addition for their 2020-21 campaign by signing Luke Maile. The 29 year-old catcher was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 and was selected in the eighth round of the draft. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal announced that the Brewers and Maile agreed to a major league deal that allows for a minor league option. Maile was non-tendered by the Blue Jays during the 2019 offseason and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates immediately after but missed 2020 due to a finger injury. Maile’s best season came in 2018 when he hit .248 with three home runs over 231 plate appearances. Milwaukee currently has Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina sharing catching duties but both players are arbitration eligible. The deadline for tendering and non-tendering is Wednesday at 7 pm.

Marquette takes first loss of the season

The Marquette Golden Eagles mens’ basketball team faced their first bump in the road on Tuesday night falling short to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 70-62. The Big East vs. Big 12 battle was run by the highly rated Cowboys’ freshman class that imposed a zone defense on the Marquette offense causing 24 turnovers. Prior to the Golden Eagles’ offensive collapse, they led the game going into halftime, 35-32. Koby McEwen led Marquette with 21 points while Jamal Cain posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Oklahoma didn’t allow Marquette to score over 16 points in the first 16 minutes of the second half. Marquette moved to 2-1 on the season after the defeat and will face the fourth ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Friday.

Phoenix rollover to Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team were over matched by the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday night, Wisconsin took the victory by a large margin, 82-42. Sophomore Amari Davis scored the first points of the game to give the Phoenix an early lead before Wisconsin went on a 11-0 scoring run led by Micah Potter. The first half ended with a commanding Badger lead, 34-12. The Badgers hit nearly half of their shots from the field while Green Bay hit only 15.4% in the first half. Second half play consisted of the Badgers outsourcing the Phoenix 48-30. Micah Potter led the way for the Badgers with 14 points, shooting 75% from the three-point line while Josh Jefferson was the only Green Bay player who scored in double-digits. Green Bay remains winless and moves to 0-2 on the season while the fourth ranked Badgers move to 3-0 on the season.

Blizzard cap off November with roster additions

The Green Bay Blizzard added more players to their roster in preparation for the 2021 season.

 

The Blizzard added former Alabama A&M quarterback Damion May. May was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week before transferring to the University of Charleston where he finished his collegiate playing career and earned his undergraduate degree. May will be joined behind the offensive line by the Blizzard resignee in running back Rameses Owens. Owens joined the Blizzard in late 2018 and was ranked in the top 10 in the Indoor Football League for yards per game in 2019. Green Bay also signed former Northwestern State running back Jared West to compliment Owens.  

 

On the defensive side the Blizzard brought in former Wisconsin Badgers standout David Pfaff. Pfaff played as a lineman from 2017-2019 suiting up for 9 games his senior year. Pfaff will be joined on the defensive line by Cassius Peat, a former Michigan State player that was a part of the 2015 Big Ten Conference championship. The Blizzard re-signed defensive back Christopher Thompson for another season as well. 

Run the Door 2020

Run the Door 2020 has continued its healthy promotion through safety in-person and virtually. The run has persevered through 2020 with promoting participation and enhancing silent sports in Door County. As 2020 is almost finished, Run the Door has finished the final results being that the ugly sweater run that was scheduled for December is now virtual and will require no registration. The 2020 top three finishers from overall and out-of-county (listed numerically through virtual Door County Turkey Trot.) were first place finisher Bob Richards, second place finisher Michael Ahrens, third place finisher Susan Reynolds Smith. All results are updated through November 7th, 2020.

Brewers focus on league deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers organization will be focused on Wednesday, ahead of the deadline for MLB teams to tender offers to their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players for next season. Milwaukee outfielder Matt Gamel fell into this deadline after the Brewers declined his $2.5 million team option earlier this fall. Gamel batted only .237 and hit 2 home runs in 40 games last season. After giving time to outfielders Tyrone Taylor and Jace Peterson, Gamel could see his time in Milwaukee come to an end if a deal is not made by Wednesday.

Packers land veteran receiver

The Green Bay Packers have signed eight year NFL veteran receiver Tavon Austin. Austin comes into the Packers organization after spending time with the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. The 2013 draft pick was selected in the first round by the Rams and spent five seasons with Los Angeles before departing in the 2017 offseason. According to an NFL Network source the 29 year-old receiver officially signed on Monday evening with Green Bay and passed all of his required COVID-19 testing in the process. The Journal Sentinel reported late last week that Austin was in town for a tryout with the Packers. Green Bay felt as if Austin would contribute multiple ways, especially in the special teams return game. Head coach Matt LaFleur coached Austin in 2017 when he was the offensive coordinator for the Rams.

Gamblers postpone two more games

The Green Bay Gamblers will miss its next two games against Team USA this week due to COVID-19 protocols.

 

During his weekly podcast with the NEW Radio Sports Network, head coach and general manager Pat Mikesch says the team will quarantine this week because of a number of positive tests and close contacts on the roster. It was part of the reason why Team USA doctors did not sign off on the team traveling to Green Bay for its Friday night matchup last week. The extra days off from games allowed the team to start their quarantine earlier. Mikesch says some players could resume in-person activities in small groups as soon as next Monday. Mikesch explains what the next week will look like for his team.

Mikesch says about half the teams in the USHL have dealt with missing games due to COVID-19 protocols. If all goes well, the Gamblers will return to game action next weekend when they travel to Iowa to face Waterloo on Friday and Des Moines. The Gamblers will return home that following Tuesday night to face another Iowa-based team, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. That game will air on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

 

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