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Sports News Archives for 2021-03

DC United girls swim team qualifies relays, and individual for state

The Door County United Girls swim team placed sixth at sections and advanced two relays and an individual to the April 6th state meet at the Waukesha South Natatorium. Christy Braun advanced in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. The 200 medley relay, which consisted of Maggie Ripp, Christy Braun, Abi Schauske and Cassie Rankin advanced. As did the 200 free relay which was won by Cassie Rankin, Sanya Winke, Phoebe Bissen and Christy Braun.

Booyah add two including homegrown talent

A Northern Illinois pitcher-catcher duo will be playing their Summer baseball in Green Bay this year. On Monday, the Green Bay Booyah announced the signings of Pitcher Connor Langreder and Catcher Jacob Shroeder. Both are redshirt freshmen for NIU. 


Langreder will get to play a stone's throw away from his hometown of West De Pere, WI. The pitcher has started in five games on the hill, and is 2-2 so far this season, including 28 strikeouts. Langreder was a high school standout, winning three conference championships and having a .96 era his senior year, which earned him an honorable mention All-State nod. 


Behind the dish is Jacob Shroeder who is a Flossmor, IL native. This season, Shroeder has started in eight games and has five hits so far. In 2020, before the season was called off, he played in eight games and started five, and was hitting .389 on the season. 


Gamblers shut out Black Hawks

The Green Bay Gamblers' offense suffocated the Waterloo Black Hawks on Sunday night, shutting out their opponents amidst an offensive barrage 5-0.


The Gamblers outshot the Black Hawks 42-24 in the game, including a 20-5 shot advantage in the second period. Jesse Tucker opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the season in the first period for the Gamblers. Damien Carfagna and Jake Schmaltz registered single tallies in the second period to put the Gamblers up 3-0 before Ryan Kirwan and Matt DeBoer scored goals in the third period. Matt Davis collected 24 saves on the day.


The Gamblers will now play five straight games away from the Resch Center, beginning this weekend with a three-game set in Youngstown. 

Door County League Baseball starts play May 9th

The Door County League baseball teams will play ball again in 2021 after technically taking the year off last year.


The season was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but Nor Door Athletics stepped up to the plate to host a summer-long tournament. West Jacksonport captured the tournament title with an exciting come-from-behind 7-6 win over Kolberg.  


The league's eight teams will all open their season on May 9th.  Sunday games all start at 1:30 p.m. The first of nine Friday night games is scheduled for May 21st when Egg Harbor visits Baileys Harbor. Friday night games begin at 7:30 p.m. 


You can find the full season schedule by clicking on this link. 


Gamblers end skid

It was tough sledding for the Green Bay Gamblers the past couple weeks, who fell to third place in the USHL Eastern Conference standings, but a Saturday win could change that. In a 4-2 victory over Team USA started slowly when Green Bay would outshoot Team USA 15 to 5 in the first period, but the first intermission would happen with no team on the scoreboard yet. 


In the second period, it was Team USA drawing first blood. Green Bay would knot the game up with a goal by Damien Carfagna with just over four minutes to go in the period. The Gamblers would quickly explode for two more with an Alex Servagno goal and a goal by John Mittlestadt, both before the second period ended. Going into the second intermission, Winnipeg would lead 3-1. 


Cam Thiesing would put the game out of reach with a power play goal right around the halfway mark of the third period. Team USA would score once more in the third but it would not be enough. For Green Bay, Mason Lohrei recorded two assists and Matt Davis had 26 saves. The Gamblers would come away with a 4-2 victory, and end a four game slide. The Gamblers take the ice on Sunday against Waterloo at the Resch Center. Puck drop is at 5:05 PM. 

Gamblers begin three-game stretch in Chicago

The Green Bay Gamblers will begin another busy weekend on Friday night when they travel to Geneva to take on the Chicago Steel.


After starting last week with a win, the Gamblers struggled without star defensemen Mason Lohrei, whose elbowing call not only landed him in the penalty box that night but took him out of the line-up for three games. The Gamblers went 0-2-1 in the three games over the weekend. Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch says it is hard to play without one of your best players in the line-up.

The Gamblers remain 11 points behind in the standings against a high-powered Steel team which has scored 213 goals so far this year. Mikesch liked how they played last time out that saw them get the victory.

The puck drops Friday night in Geneva at 7:05 p.m. The Gamblers return home for a pair of games over the weekend. Both of those games will air on 104.1 WRLU and


Listen to our full interview with Mikesch online at

Gamblers head coach to lead USHL All-Stars

Green Bay Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch will be on the bench when the best undrafted USHL players take on Team USA in the 2021 BioSteel All-American Game, April 7th at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich.


Although no Gamblers players made the team, Mikesch will lead a squad made up of the top American-born players competing in the USHL who are NHL Entry Draft eligible against the Team USA U-18 lineup. Of the 43 players competing, 41 already have commitments to Division 1 hockey teams.


We will have more on this when Pat Mikesch talks to Tim Kowols for their weekly podcast on

Gamblers run out of gas against Fighting Saints

Playing three games in three days caught up to the Green Bay Gamblers on Sunday as they fell to the Dubuque Fighting Saints.


The Gamblers found themselves down 4-0 before Camden Thiesing got them on the board nine minutes into the third period. Just a minute after the Fighting Saints scored their fifth goal of the afternoon, Thiesing found the back of the net for his second tally. Aaron Randazzo saved 24 of the 29 shots he saw in the matinee.


The Gamblers only captured three of the possible eight points available the last seven days, going 1-2-1 in that stretch. They play at Chicago on Friday night before returning to the Resch Center to close out the month with games against Team USA and Waterloo. 

Brewers find late inning surge

Friday’s game opened up appearing to be a blowout loss for the Brewers against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs opened up the first inning with three runs, all coming on a Christian Walker home run. Milwaukee would answer with a run on a solo homer by Kolten Wong. Scoring would stall until the bottom of the sixth when the Brewers’ Billy McKinney would cut the lead to 3-2 on an empty base home run. 


The Brewers had an explosive eighth inning that would decide the game. Things would snowball for Arizona after Luis Urias would score on a wild pitch. Billy McKinney would drive his second home run of the day with two runners on base. The three run shot would be his fourth of Spring Training, and the Brewers would take a 6-3 lead. A pick-off error at third base by Arizona’s Taylor Guilbeau would bring in a run by Corey Ray. Dustin Brewers would add another run on a wild pitch by Guilbeau. Zach Green would put the final run into the seven-run inning. The Brewers would put out the Diamondbacks in the ninth and win the game 9-3. Milwaukee’s Brent Suter would be awarded the win on the mound. 


The Brewers move to 9-8 in the exhibition season as the Diamondbacks fall to 7-10. Milwaukee will face the Cincinnati Reds in an evening affair. The game is set for 8:05 P.M. 


Badgers bounce Tarheels

After backpedaling into the NCAA Tournament, the ninth-seeded Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team turned heads after a round one stomping of the eighth seeded North Carolina Tarheels. The Badgers would have a late first half run on their way to a 40-24 halftime lead. Wisconsin would only let their lead shrink to twelve points with over twelve minutes to go in the second half. They would then take back momentum and ride to an 85-62 win. This was UNC Head  Coach Roy Williams first ever first round loss as a head coach. Williams was 29-0 until Friday’s game in first round tournament games. 


The Badgers leaned on experience with seniors Brad Davison cashing in 29 points and D’Mitrik Trice pitching in 21 of his own. The Badgers’ record is 18-12 this season. As they survive and advance many eyes will be on the Badgers as they face a top seeded Baylor squad. The Bears come into Sunday’s matchup with a record of 23-2. Tip-off time is TBD.

Gamblers start three-game stretch on 104.1 WRLU

Friday night at the Resch Center marks a three-game in three days stretch for the Green Bay Gamblers when they play the Muskegon Lumberjacks.


The Gamblers won their last time out with a 6-4 win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Tuesday night. Matt Davis made 38 saves in the victory while Mason Lohrei became the Gamblers all-time leading scoring defenseman when he registered two assists to give him 49 points on the season. The Lumberjacks did not play last week after splitting a pair with division leading Chicago to kick off the month. Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch says they will focus on their positives rather than what the Fighting Saints and the Lumberjacks may try to prevent.

Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU Friday and Saturday night with the puck-drop at 7:05 p.m. The Gamblers will head to Dubuque following Saturday's for a make-up game on Sunday afternoon. 


You can listen to our weekly podcast with Mikesch at every Tuesday.

Brewers power over Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers after having not won since Friday’s beating of Chicago, the Brewers used four home runs to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday. Milwaukee’s Kolten Wong started the scoring on a solo home-run off of Clayton Kershaw in the top of the first inning. Luis Urias followed that up with a solo homer of his own. The Brewers piled on three runs in the top of the third. The Brewers added insurance runs when Luke Maile would hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh and Zach Green would do the same in the top of the eighth inning. The Dodgers would score two runs in the bottom half of the eighth, but that would be all the scoring they would get. 


The Brewers record is now 8-7 and the Dodgers go to 8-5 with the loss. On Wednesday, the Brewers will have their first day off since March 7th. They will return Thursday when they face the other Los Angeles team, the Angels. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:10 P.M.

Booyah add two to roster

A duo of players who play their college baseball at Illinois-Springfield will be playing their Summer ball in Green Bay this year. The Green Bay Booyah announced that infielder Zion Pettigrew and left-handed Pitcher Mason Coon would be joining their 2021 roster. Pettigrew was a hot bat through the first ten games this Spring for the Prairie Stars, finishing .455 at the plate with two home runs and a .567 on-base percentage. Pettigrew was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week once this Spring. After his Freshman season at Kirkwood Community College, Pettigrew did play 18 games in a Summer with the La Crosse Loggers and hit .286. So he is coming with Northwoods experience. 


Mason Coon, a St. Joseph, IL native will be on the Booyah pitching staff. In three seasons at UI-Springfield, Coon has appeared in 23 games on the mound and has stuck out 14.6 batters per nine innings. Opening day is scheduled for June 1st when Green Bay hosts the Fon Du Lac Spiders.

Gamblers score in bulk verse Dubuque

The Gamblers pulled away in the third period in Tuesday’s home game over the Dubuque Fighting Saints that was close throughout, 6-4. Green Bay got a boost from Damien Carfagna and Camden Thiesing who each scored a pair of goals. Also chipping in a goal each was Alex Servagno and Ryan Kirwin. Green Bay also received two assists from Mason Lohrei, which set the record for single-season points by a Defenseman, with 49 thus far. On the other end, Goalkeeper Matt Davis collected 38 saves. 


Green Bay is currently in second place in the USHL Eastern Division with a 24-11-2 record and 50 points. The Gamblers will be kicking off a back-to-back weekend series on Friday when they face the Muskegon Lumberjacks. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. on Friday.

Gamblers host Fighting Saints on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will host the Dubuque Fighting Saints in a rare Tuesday night home game.


The Gamblers are coming off a series split in Chicago as they lost 3-0 to the Steel on Friday before capturing a close 4-3 victory on Sunday. The Fighting Saints have won two of its three March contests, including a 5-4 win against Youngstown its last time out. 


Mason Lohrei remains one of the league's leaders in scoring with 47 points thanks to 32 assists.


Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and when the puck drops at the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m.


You can listen to our weekly podcast with Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch on our podcasts page at

Packers resign Jones

Aaron Jones is not leaving town after all thanks to a reported four-year deal agreed to on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers.


Jones signed a four-year, $48 million contract that included a $13 million signing bonus according to ESPN and after the UTEP product tweeted that he was indeed coming back. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus told that they had wanted bigger offers, but ultimately Jones wanted to return to the team that drafted him. 


The move comes on the heels of several cost-cutting moves over the weekend to not only make room for more potential free agent signings but also to get under the salary cap floor of $182.5 million.

Gamblers split weekend series

After the Green Bay Gamblers were shut out on Friday by their rival to the south, the Chicago Steel, the Gamblers turned their play around on Saturday. The Gamblers opened the scoring in the first period, but gave up the next two goals. Chicago went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. The Gamblers would tie the game up in the second period and take back the lead in the third. Saturday’s final score from the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL was 3-2 Green Bay. The Gamblers had goals from Camden Thiesing, Owen Murray, and Ryan Kirwan. 


The upper-hand in this season series belongs to the Steel as their series record is 5-2-1 against Gamblers. Chicago and Green Bay are at the top of the east standings, with Chicago in the top slot. The Gamblers will return to the Resch Center on Tuesday where they will face off against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. 

Packers restructure contracts

When the NFL’s new league year begins at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, signaling the start of free agency, the Packers will have re-allocated a lot of money to get below the adjusted $182.5 million salary cap. Due to reduced league revenue amidst the pandemic, teams have been shedding salaries and restructuring contracts to get below the reduced salary cap, which was revealed on Wednesday. On Friday, the Packers restructured Outside Linebacker Preston Smith’s contract, and General Manager Brian Gutekunst reworked the contracts of Offensive Lineman Billy Turner and Safety Adrian Amos, who were signed along with Smith in March 2019. The reduced salary cap has already taken its toll on the Packers, who released Linebacker Christian Kirksey and Tackle Rick Wagner on February 19. With the cap number very limited, a lot of signs point to Running Back Aaron Jones and All-Pro Center Corey Linsley entering the open market on Wednesday.

Gamblers look to slow down Chicago in weekend set

The Green Bay Gamblers visit Geneva, Ill. this weekend for what has proven to be their toughest test of the season: playing the Chicago Steel.


The Gamblers are 1-4-1 so far against their southern rivals, getting outscored 37-23 in those contests. The Steel has been the top-scoring team in the USHL with 192 goals scored while boasting the league's top four scorers and the most points. Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch says despite the offensive prowess of the Steel, you can't abandon your game to play to theirs.

The Gamblers will play Friday and Saturday at the Fox Valley Ice Arena as they continue to chase the Steel in the standings. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. You can listen to our full interview with Mikesch in Green Bay Gamblers Central on

Brewers stall out after first inning

Josh Hader struggled in his Spring debut in Wednesday’s 9-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Though Hader recorded two strike-outs, he did give up two home runs, one to Austin Allen and another to Ramon Laureano. Hader also pitched a walk in the two-thirds of an inning he threw. This was to set off a four-run third inning that broke a 1-1 tie. The A’s also mustered three runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth. The game lasted just six and a half innings. Milwaukee managed to get just four hits with the lone run on a first-inning blast from Travis Shaw. 


With the loss, Milwaukee’s record is now 6-4. Oakland improves to 4-5 with the victory. The Brewers will take on the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:10 P.M. CST.

Bucks returning play

After going into the All-Star Break hot with wins in six of their last seven games, the Milwaukee Bucks look to stay heated Thursday against the New York Knicks. While much can still happen, the Bucks are sitting at third place in the NBA East Conference standings. This doesn’t come as a shock to most, but what might be is that the New York Knicks are currently in fifth place in the East and on pace to make the playoffs. 


Milwaukee is currently 22-14 and two games out of first place in the East conference. New York has a record of 19-18. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 P.M.


Marquette Men's Basketball trounced by Georgetown, Badgers play Thursday

The Marquette Golden Eagles men’s hoops season came to a close Wednesday unceremoniously. Marquette lost to Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament. The game was the Hoyas the whole way en route to a 68-49 victory. The Golden Eagles came into the game as the Big East Tournament’s ninth seed. As their season ends with a 13-15 record, the eighth-seeded Georgetown team will take on top-seeded Villanova in the quarterfinals on Thursday at noon. 


Wisconsin received the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament’s six seed and will be taking on Penn State in the opening round on Thursday. The Badgers split with the Nittany Lions in the regular season, dropping the first game 81-71 and winning the second matchup 72-56. The Badgers come into the contest with a record of 16-11. Penn State comes into the game with a record of 11-13 and is the tournament’s eleventh seed. Tip-off from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is scheduled for 8:00 P.M.

Sevastopol to host Kewaunee Volleyball

Sevastopol will be playing their first game against an area school Thursday night, while Kewaunee will be trying to win their second straight. Both teams are coming off victories that took four sets on Tuesday. Kewaunee faced Gibraltar and lost a set by 30-28, then won the other three 25-22, 25-21, and 25-20. That win put the Storm at 1-0 on the season. The Pioneers are also battle-tested. Since coming off a season-opening loss against Green Bay Preble, Sevastopol has downed both Clintonville in five sets and Winnebago Lutheran in four. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. on Thursday.

Southern Door and Algoma already playing rematch

It is never too early for a Packerland regular season rematch. Algoma Wolves have played just one volleyball game this season, and it was against the Southern Door Eagles. In game two on Thursday, they will already get their rematch. Algoma will get to be the home team for Thursday’s matchup. The Eagles took down the Wolves in three sets on March 4th, winning 25-14, 25-16, and 25-23. Algoma will try to build confidence from that last set where they lost narrowly and try to win the rebuttal. Southern Door is coming off of a win versus Ashwaubenon in four sets. The Eagles are 2-0 and will try to pull off the early sweep in this alternative season series. The game is set for Thursday at 7:00 P.M.

Clippers and Vikings look to bounce back

When Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay face off on Thursday night for volleyball, both teams will be coming off of a loss. Sturgeon Bay has dropped their last two games, falling to both De Pere West and Green Bay Preble. Gibraltar lost a tight matchup with Kewaunee on Tuesday in four sets.  As far as common opponents go, both teams handily beat Green Bay West in three sets. Both teams are .500 as the Vikings are 1-1 and the Clippers are 2-2. 


The Clippers' loss against Green Bay Preble on Tuesday gave Preble their first win of the season. The Clippers lost set one 25-21 before winning set two 25-13. That was as good as the night got as the Clippers dropped sets three and four by scores of 25-14 and 25-21.


The Vikings' last outing against Kewaunee did give them close game experience as all four sets were tight. The Vikings won a set 30-28 but lost the others by scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-20. The match is set for 7:00 P.M. 


Brewers bats get rolling in win over Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers compiled seventeen hits and a four-run 8th inning in a Spring Training victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The Brewers won the game 13-7. Homeruns came from three different Brewers as Christian Yelich, Avisail Garcia, and Oscar Narvaez each hit a solo shot. Phil Bickford was credited with the win for the Crew. Milwaukee’s Spring Training record is now 6-3, and the Giants with the loss move to 2-4. The next matchup for the Brewers is Wednesday, against the Oakland Athletics. First pitch is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:05 P.M. CST.

Packers don't use "Franchise tag," Jones remains unsigned

As the NFL is a week from free agency, it starts to look more like Aaron Jones could be playing football while sporting other colors in 2021. The deadline came on Tuesday to sign players to the franchise tag or the transition tag. These tags are placing a one-year deal often applied to players that are set to be free agents. Yesterday, no tag was applied to either of the Packers marquee free agents, Aaron Jones or All-Pro Center Corey Linsley. The Center and seven-year veteran has noted that it has looked like his playing future isn’t in Green Bay as no contact has been made. Both Linsley and Jones, who is going into his fifth season, would be expected to be near the top of free agent contracts at their respective positions. With Jamaal Williams not being under contract as well, A.J. Dillon and Dexter Williams, who went on injured reserve last season, would be the only returning running backs. 


While it is not entirely clear yet what the salary cap will be for the coming season, it is expected that the Packers will have to shed or restructure some player’s contracts to get below the number, which the NFL has made teams aware will be at least $180 million. On Tuesday, the Packers restructured the contract of Wide Receiver Devin Funchess and saved roughly $750,000 in cap space. Funchess, who spent five seasons in the NFL, opted out of the 2020 season but will have a chance to join the 2021 push.


Local youth wrestlers post successful weekend

Local youth wrestlers skipped the water slides and took to the mat this weekend for the WWF Kid Folkstyle State Championships in Wisconsin Dells.


For Southern Door, Jonah LeFevre took second in the Boys 2012-2013 / 57 lb division and Sydney Turner placed sixth in the Girls 2008-2009 / 125 lb division. Eighteen total wrestlers participated in the tournament with every Eagles wrestler getting at least one victory.



For Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol, Patrick Haese made the semis but had to injury default out of the tournament after starting out with 3 straight pins, he finished 6th. Ashley Ruiz and Yazzie Levine finished 4th and 5th. Layla Stai took 6th.



For Kewaunee, Mitchell Boeder took 1st place in the Boys Born 2008-09 235 lb division and Benjamin Vangoethem took 2nd in the Boys Born 2008-09 210 division. 


For Luxemburg-Casco, Aiden Kolstad took 4th in the Boys Born 2012-13 63 division, Zachary Delebreau finished in third in the Boys Born 2010-11 150 division, Carson Neubert finished atop the podium in the Boys Born 2008-09 S1 85 division. Luke Driedric finished in 5th in the Boys Born 2008-09 140 division, Aj Delebreau placed 3rd in the Boys Born 2008-09 165 division, and Javier Contreras placed 3rd in his Boys Born 2008-09 235 Exhibition division while also winning his actual bracket at the meet. Carson Blohowiak took 4th in the Boys Born 2006-2007 S1 90 division, and Kiley Georgel took 2nd in the Girls Born 2008-09 150 Exhibition while also winning her actual bracket during the weekend long tournament. 


Picture courtesy of Kevin Slezewski

Gamblers complete sweep over Phantoms

Two second-period goals kept the Green Bay Gamblers' sweep alive with a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Resch Center.


After going down 1-0 in the first period, Ryan Greene found the back of the net near the halfway point to ensure the Gamblers went into the locker room tied at 1-1 apiece. The Phantoms would start the period strong again with another early goal in the second, only to see the Gamblers tally two goals off the sticks of Jackson Kunz and Xan Gurney. Jesse Tucker scored a short-handed goal in the third to put the game on ice for the Gamblers. 


The Gamblers will head to Geneva this coming weekend to face the Chicago Steel for a pair before returning to the Resch Center for a Tuesday night make-up against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. 

Offense powers Gamblers past Phantoms

The Green Bay Gamblers scored three goals in two different periods to shoot past the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night in front of over 2000 fans at the Resch Center.


The Gamblers scored twice in the game's opening five minutes with John Mittelstadt and Ryan Kirwan finding twine before the Phantoms found the back of the net. The Gamblers would answer the Phantoms first goal with Jesse Tucker's seventh of the season.


The Phantoms would narrow the lead early in the second period before Mason Lohrei scored  his 15th of the season.


The Phantoms would make it a 4-3 early in the third period before the Gamblers would close the game out with three tallies from Sawyer Scholl, Jackson Kunz, and Alex Nordstrom. Matt Davis had 29 saves and three Gamblers ended the night with two points.


The final game of the series will begin at 3:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and

No Phantom goals for Youngstown-- Gamblers win

The Green Bay Gamblers plowed through for a 5-0 shutout victory over the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday. Mason Lohrei did more than his part in the scoring department, netting a goal and three assists and goaltender Matt Davis had a great night with 20 saves on his way to his second shutout of the season. A powerplay goal was scored by both Kyler Grundy and Jesse Tucker. Also scoring a goal was Damien Carfagna and Jackson Kunz. Lohrei, the Gamblers leading scorer is also the leading scorer amongst USHL Defenseman with 44 points this season. The Gamblers now hold a record of 14-6-1 this season.

Bucks getting rest for all-star week

After narrowly beating the Grizzlies on March 4th, the Milwaukee Bucks go into All-Star break on a high note and have no games until Thursday against the New York Knicks, who have surprised many by being in playoff contention. The Bucks have six of their last seven and will get an extended rest that could come in handy down the stretch as they try and continue their late dominance. All players for the Bucks except Giannis Antetokounmpo have the week off, as he will participate in the All-Star-Game on “Team Lebron.” Antetokounmpo was selected by Lebron James in the player draft. 


Booyah make pair of roster additions

With opening day slotted for June 1st, the Green Bay Booyah baseball team has been busy filling out their roster. Joining the Booyah squad from the University of Richmond is Johnny Hipsman, who chases down fly balls in the outfield. The Northwoods Baseball League club also sought infield help, gaining Brendan Ryan, who is now set to play collegiately at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, after spending a year at Johnson County Community College. 


Neither are strangers to the Northwoods League. Hipsman appeared in 22 games for the Traverse City Pit Spitters last Summer, collecting a .230 batting average, crossing the plate 14 times and swinging for 12 RBIs. The speedster also stole second base 14 times out of the 16 times he took the chance. Hipsman was a 2019 Atlantic 10 All-Freshman team member and has a collegiate career batting average of .324. 


Also no stranger to bouncing around the map to play baseball, Ryan played in 15 games last season in the Northwoods league. Ryan has played for both the Great Lakes Resorters and two games for the Northern Michigan Dune Bears. Last season was shortened due to the pandemic, but Ryan still had 58 at-bats, and posted a .224 batting average. Ryan committed to the Texas A&M Corpus Christi baseball team this Spring and in six games, Ryan was hot at the plate as he was hitting .375 and had an on-base percentage of .500. Ryan was originally a Saluki, beginning his college career at Southern Illinois University.


Explosive 5th inning propels Brewers past Rockies

The Milwaukee Brewers used the Scottsdale, AZ sun to heat up their bats as they advanced their record to 4-2 in Spring Training with a 12-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. Aside from a three-run home run from Colorado’s Trevor Story in the bottom of the third inning that started the game’s scoring, the Crew was able to hold the Rockies scoreless the rest of the way. 


The Brewers tied the game up in the top of the fourth inning with a three-run home run from Derek Fisher. A two-RBI double by Orlando Arcia and a three-run homer from Zach Green created a five-run 5th inning for Milwaukee. Garrett Mitchell hit a grounder that found the gap in centerfield and got on base with a single that scored one insurance run in the top of the seventh inning to make the score 9-3. Other runs for the Brewers came in the top of the ninth when Payton Henry homered on a solo shot and Nick Kahle wrapped up the scoring sending the ball over the fence. 


While Corbin Burnes took the bump to start at pitcher for the Brewers, it was Jordan Zimmerman who earned the win tonight, despite giving up a three-run home run. The Rockies Carlos Estevez was credited with today’s loss. The Brewers used a wide array of pitchers in today’s Spring Training contest. While the Brewers are two games above .500 in the practice season, the Rockies fall to 2-2. While it won’t have the same regular season intensity, the Brewers will face off against the rival Chicago Cubs, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:10 P.M. on Saturday.


Gamblers begin weekend set against Phantoms on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will have another long weekend at home as they begin a three-game set at the Resch Center against the Youngstown Phantoms.


The team capped off six games in 10 days stretch last weekend with three contests at the Resch Center, splitting a pair against Team USA before falling to Des Moines on Sunday. Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch feels his squad were mentally exhausted towards the tail end of their game against the Buccanneers.

The Phantoms have gone 1-5-3-1 in their last 10 games as they sit in the bottom of the division. Mikesch says they are still a strong team.

The Gamblers will face off Friday and Saturday against the Phantoms at 7:05 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee at 3:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and all three days.


You can catch our entire interview with Pat Mikesch on our Green Bay Gamblers Central Podcast channel at

Green Bay Glory prepares for season

It had to wait a year, but the Green Bay Glory is getting ready for its sophomore campaign.


A member of the Women's Pro Soccer League, the Glory announced last week it would play teams within its own division in 2021. Those teams include the Milwaukee Torrent, the Bavarian Soccer Club, the Chicago City Soccer Club, Chicago Red Stars Reserves, and the Chicago Dutch Lions FC. A final schedule has not been released, though games usually run from the end of May to late July pending playoffs. 


Playing on the campus of UW-Green Bay, the Glory finished their inaugural campaign with an overall record of 4-5-1, good for 13 points and a fourth-place finish in the Midwest Conference. The team also won three of its four friendlies.


Gamblers let one slip against Des Moines

Playing in their third game of the weekend, the Green Bay Gamblers lost their Sunday matinee matchup against the Des Moines Buccanneers 3-2.


Camden Thiesing continued his strong weekend of play by scoring his 12th goal of the season in the final minute of the first period to give the Gamblers the 1-0 lead. The Bucs would knot things up at one when Scout Truman scored at the five-minute mark in the second period. The Gamblers came up on the wrong end of trading goals in the third period as a Jackson Kunz tally was in between a pair of Bucs scores in the first five minutes as the team fell for the second day in a row. 


The Gamblers will play another three straight days this weekend at the Resch Center when they host the Youngstown Phantoms. All three games will be on 104.1 WRLU and