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Sports News Archives for 2021-06

Packerland-Eastern Conference gives girls soccer honors

Last week, athletes from Packerland-Eastern schools were recognized for their accomplishments in the spring girls soccer season. Sturgeon Bay led the way with four all-conference selections. Sevastopol-Gibraltar had two selections and Kewaunee had an honorable mention. 


The following players earned All-Conference and Honorable Mention awards:


First team:


Rachel Allen  - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Midfielder 

Abbie Lenius - Senior, Sturgeon Bay, Defender


Second team:


Miranda Olson - Senior, Sturgeon Bay, Forward 

Allison Hobbs  - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Midfielder 

McKenzie Wiesner - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Midfielder 

Rebekah Andreae - Senior, Sevatopol-Gibraltar, Defender


Honorable mention:


Chilina Cueller - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Forward

Samantha Herrel- Freshman, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Midfielder

Emma Reichel - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Defender        

Audrey Viste - Senior, Sevastopol-Gibraltar, Defender 

Maddy Spranger- Senior, Kewaunee, Goalkeeper

Drew Starr - Junior, Sturgeon Bay, Goalkeeper    

Former Gambler gets interim tag removed with Sabres

After a stint as Interim Head Coach with the Buffalo Sabres this past season, former Green Bay Gamblers head coach Don Granato is officially the 20th head coach in Sabres history. The move to give Granato the leadership role full time was announced on Tuesday. Granato was the head coach of the Gamblers from 1994-1997, when he led the squad to two national championships, two Anderson Cups, and a Clark Cup. Granato’s experience includes stops at the collegiate, ECHL, AHL, USHL, and NHL in both head coach and assistant coach roles. 


In the NHL, Granato was an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues from 2005-2006, the Chicago Blackhawks from 2017-2019, and the Buffalo Sabres from 2019 until last season. Buffalo has had a close look at Granato as the head man since March 17th, when he was named the interim. Under Granato, the Sabres went 9-16-3. Granato will have his work cut out for him, as the Sabres haven’t made it to the playoffs in a decade. 


(Photo courtesy of @BuffaloSabres)

Bucks fall in game four; Giannis exits

Only time will tell if the Milwaukee Bucks will get Giannis Antetokounmpo back before their season expires after he left an Eastern Conference Finals game four loss against the Atlanta Hawks with a hyperextended left knee. Antetokounmpo’s injury came at a time when Milwaukee was trying to cut down a double digit lead, down 62-52. The Hawks are without their star, Trae Young, due to a bone bruise on his right foot. That did not stop Atlanta from having a fast start, as they went to halftime up by thirteen points. 


After Antetokounmpo’s injury, the Hawks went up by more than 20 points on their way to a 110-88 victory. Jrue Holiday ended up the Bucks leading scorer with 19 points and Khris Holiday followed with a 16 point performance. The Hawks burned the Bucks with a 21-point night from Lou Williams and a 20-point game from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who was headed to the Bucks in the off-season before a tampering violation negated the sign-and trade. 


The series is now tied at two games apiece, and heads back to Milwaukee. Game five will start on Thursday at 7:30 PM.


Packerland releases schedules for coming school year

As 2020-2021 high school athletics and its unprecedented schedule wrapped up just recently, the Packerland Conference announced their updated schedule for sports in the 2021-2022 school year. The dates for the contests were released on Tuesday. The girls schedules can be found here. The boys schedules can be found here


Nearly 100 Phoenix get on Horizon honor roll

A total of 95 student-athletes from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay made the Horizon League’s academic honor roll. Heading into the weekend the teams were announced, and UWGB had representatives from each eligible sport on the honor roll. Volleyball and women’s soccer each had thirteen honorees, which was the highest amongst teams on campus. The honor roll highlights student-athletes who hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or greater with a minimum of three semesters at the same institution. The entire list can be found on the UW-Green Bay athletics website


Badgers signal caller puts stamp on NIL ruling

University of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz became the first college athlete to take advantage of new rules name, image, and likeness regulations that will affect the NCAA in the form of releasing a trademark logo. Mertz released a video through his Twitter page on Monday that shows a brand image surrounding his initials. Since Thursday, NIL rules have been in effect allowing college athletes to profit off of their name, image, likeness, and to file trademarks. There is no legislation currently passed in Wisconsin regarding NIL laws. The Wisconsin athletic department partnered with an organization called Opendorse, and created a program called “YouDub.” The program is expected to educate student-athletes to benefit from the new NIL landscape. 


GLO avenge loss to St. Louis

The first loss in its franchise history was not followed by its first losing streak at the Wisconsin GLO toppled the St. Louis Surge 104-82.  


According to the Oshkosh Northwestern, the GLO improved to 3-1 on the season behind 25 points from Jolene Anderson. She collected seven made three-pointers to lead the team to the victory.


The GLO's next games are July 10th and 11th when they head to Michigan to face Detroit and Flint.

Booyah go to splitsville versus Chinooks

The Green Bay Booyah split their rain-induced doubleheader on Sunday by scores of 3-2 and 6-5 against the Lakeshore Chinooks.


In the morning game, the Booyah struck first with Dalton Pearson scoring on a wild pitch to make it a 1-0 lead. The Booyah would score twice in the fourth inning when Tyler Hollow went yard to make it 3-0. The Chinooks would make things interesting late with single tallies in the fifth and seventh innings but pitcher Logan Lee limited the damage as he went the distance for the Booyah.


In the afternoon matchup, the Booyah struck first again with four runs in the opening frame. The Booyah took advantage of an error to score their first run and strung together enough singles and run-producing outs to put them in the driver's seat. The Chinooks would score one run in the fourth but five in the sixth to give the Chinooks a lead they would not give up. Evan Estridge had been cruising right along until that star-crossed inning. 


The Booyah are in action against the Wausau Woodchucks on the road Monday for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.  

Dillard Goes Deep Twice for T-Rats, Deals Peoria Doubleheader Sweep

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers completed the doubleheader sweep of the Peoria Chiefs on Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium with a 6-5 victory.  Thomas Dillard homered twice in the game, including a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth to break a 4-4 tie.


Peoria (19-28) jumped to an early lead when Jhon Torres hit a home run on the second pitch of the game.  The Chiefs added to their edge with a two-out, RBI single by Zade Richardson.

Wisconsin (21-25) tied the game in the bottom of the first inning when Dillard hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the first.

The Chiefs went back in front in the top of the second inning with a two-out, two-run home run by Malcom Nunez.


The Timber Rattlers tied the game again in the bottom of the third inning.  David Hamilton singled to start the inning.  Korry Howell was next and he blasted a triple high off the wall in center to score Hamilton.  Dillard was at the plate with one out, Howell at third, and the Peoria infielders playing in to cut down the run at the plate.  Dillard sent a grounder to second baseman Chandler Redmond, who came home with the throw.  Howell got a great jump on contact, the throw was a bit off target, and Howell was able to slide home ahead of the tag to score the tying run.

In the top of the fifth inning, Nunez reached on an error with one out.  Whalen was next and hit a line drive that hit a foot from the top of the wall in right field.  Carlos Rodríguez got the ball in quickly to second baseman Hayden Cantrelle, the cutoff man in short right.  Cantrelle took a brief look to second before firing a one-hop strike to the plate.  Dillard fielded the ball and tagged Nunez, who did not slide in an attempt to avoid the tag.

The defense wasn’t done in the inning.  Garrett Mitchell made a diving catch on a fly ball to shallow center off the bat of Chandler Redmond.  If the ball dropped in for a hit, Whalen would have scored the go-ahead run.

Dillard gave Wisconsin the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a lead-off home run against Leonardo Taveras.  The drive cleared the fence in right-center and traveled 438 feet for a 5-4 lead.  Dillard had four RBI in the nightcap and five RBI total in the doubleheader on Sunday.

Rodríguez and Cantrelle didn’t just save a run in the game.  They also teamed up to add an insurance run in the sixth.  Cantrelle drew a four-pitch walk against Taveras.  Rodríguez knocked in Cantrelle with an RBI triple to right against Paul Schwendel, the fourth Peoria pitcher of the game, and Wisconsin was up 6-4.

Carlos Luna, who entered the game for Wisconsin in the fourth inning, got the first two outs in the top of the seventh and had two strikes on Torres before Torres doubled.  Nunez had a 3-2 count against him and singled home Torres to make it a one-run game.

Taylor Floyd was summoned from the Wisconsin bullpen to face Whalen and the Wisconsin right-hander got Whalen to strikeout to end the game for his fourth save of the season and give the Rattlers the doubleheader sweep.

Wisconsin and Peoria have split the eighteen games they have played against each other this season.  They still have six games left in the season series.


The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday to start a series at Pohlman Field against the Beloit Snappers.  Justin Jarvis (0-5, 6.62) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin.  Zach McCambley (2-2, 2.88) has been named the starting pitcher for the Snappers.  Game time is 6:35pm.

Bullock, T-Rats Goes the Distance to Beat Peoria in Game One

Justin Bullock did something no Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitcher has done in almost four years and he got plenty of offensive support in a 6-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader.  The right-hander out of North Carolina tossed a complete game to earn his third win of the season.


Brady Whalen started the scoring in game one for the Chiefs with a lead-off home run to open the top of the second inning.  Whalen has hit six of his nine home runs this season against the Timber Rattlers.  Bullock retired the next nine batters in a row.

Wisconsin responded with a two-out rally in the bottom of the second.  Chad McClanahan drew a walk and Nick Kahle singled to get McClanahan to third and extend the inning.  Yeison Coca lined a single to left to score McClanahan with the tying run.

The Timber Rattlers took the lead in the bottom of the third inning.  Garrett Mitchell reached on an infield single with one out.  He stole second and wound up at third on the same play after the ball got away from the catcher.  Thomas Dillard, the Rattlers leader in RBI, added another to his total with a single to right to score Mitchell for the 2-1 lead.

Korry Howell padded the Wisconsin lead with a long, two-run home run to center in the bottom of the fourth inning.  The homer was Howell’s eighth of the season.

Leandro Cedeno cut into the lead in the top of the fourth.  Chandler Redmond started the inning with a single.  Cedeno followed with a double to left to drive in Redmond.  That left the Chiefs with a runner at second with no outs.  Bullock stranded Cedeno at second by retiring the next three batters and carried that over to set down the Chiefs in order in the top of the sixth.

Wisconsin added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.  LG Castillo drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single for the 6-2 advantage.

Bullock went back out for the top of the seventh inning and allowed a single to Whalen to start the inning.  He retired the next hitter and closed out the complete game by getting Cedeno to ground into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.  Bullock used just 76 pitches, walked none, and struck out two in the game.  He was 2-0 in two starts against the Chiefs in this series.

This was the first seven-inning complete game by a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitcher since July 27, 2017.  Carlos Herrera shutout the Burlington Bees at Community Field in a 2-0 win over seven innings in the second game of a doubleheader on that day.

Glory drop match against Dutch Lions

A rough five-minute stretch for the Green Bay Glory was all that was needed in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Dutch Lions on Sunday evening.


The game was scoreless through the first 30 minutes of play, but the Dutch Lions scored three goals in five minutes to give them a 3-0 lead. The Glory would get on the board in the 43rd minute when Shaelynn Gerred knocked in a rebound off the corner kick to make it 3-1.



The Glory would get a little closer just over six minutes into the second half when Hannah Kroupa headed in a goal off the corner kick to make it 3-2.



The Dutch Lions would go on another flurry of goals thanks to a penalty kick and touch goal just three minutes later to give them the final margin of victory. 


The Glory are back in action on July 10th at Capital Credit Union Park at 1 p.m. for the first of a home-and-home against Bavarians Soccer Club.


Media courtesy of the Green Bay Glory

Voyageurs get in the winning column

Green Bay Voyageurs FC got the monkey off their back, winning their first game of the season in Kansas. In the second game on their road trip, the Voyageurs downed FC Witchita 1-0. Ethan Hoard scored the game's lone goal at 40'. With the win, Green Bay is now 1-7-2 this season. After completing their second back-to-back this season, Green Bay gets some days off before the next gameday. FC Witchita makes the trip to Green Bay the next time the Voyageurs take the field. That game will be on July 2nd at 7:00 PM. 


Rattlers go 1-1 Friday night

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had a rare type of night at the ballpark, where they finished a game that was called short on Thursday. The Timber Rattlers took that win over the Peoria Chiefs, 9-3. Friday’s restart began with a runner on third for Wisconsin, who was brought home on a sac fly. The game ended up going its entire intended nine innings. The Rattlers and Chiefs played a seven-inning game after. The game entered the top of the seventh as a tie game and Peoria scored four runs. Wisconsin would try to come back but would just score one, and the second matchup ended in a 7-4 loss for the Timber Rattlers. With the first game victory, Wisconsin is up to twenty wins this season. 


Brewers make comeback in extra innings

The Milwaukee Brewers found themselves in a 4-0 hole after the top half of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies on Friday but found their way out. Keston Hiura and Kolten Wong each drove the ball over the fence for solo home runs the next two innings. Hiura’s came in the bottom of the seventh and Wong’s was in the eighth. Down two, the Brewers found magic in the bottom of the ninth, when Willy Adames brought Omar Narvaez home on a two-run home run. In extra innings, Hiura came through again, this time with a sacrifice fly, scoring Manny Pina, and winning the game. The final score ended up 5-4, and Milwaukee will go toe-to-toe with the Rockies on Saturday at 3:10 PM. 


Blizzard hang on for win on Military Appreciation Night

The Green Bay Blizzard donned red, white, blue, and camo uniforms which brought good fortunes with a win over the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday, despite a late scare. While running out the clock with less than ten seconds left in the fourth quarter up 48-44, an exchange on the snap to quarterback Brook Bolles cost the Blizzard a possession, and gave the Barnstormers one two more shots. Green Bay kept Iowa away from the end zone to take the four-point victory.


Scoring started in the first quarter Bolles had a rushing touchdown from a yard out and Daquan Neal ran an interception back to the house, and the game was tied at 13 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Bolles connected with Keshaun Taylor for a 32 yard score. Bolles got his second rushing touchdown before the half, and would pass another to Taylor from 35 yards out. The Blizzard led by twelve at one point in the second quarter, but went to halftime up 34-28. 


The only score in the third quarter came on an Iowa field goal. With the Blizzard threatening to tie or even take the lead, the Blizzard separated with a 22-yard field goal by Jeff Budzein in the fourth. Shortly after, Iowa tied the game on a touchdown pass, but did not get the point after. With 12:00 left to go in the fourth quarter, the Blizzard would strike on an eight yard touchdown from Kerrion Moore and go up 45-37 after a two-point conversion run by Bolles. With just under a minute left, Budzein hit a 17-yard field goal to go up eleven, appearing to ice the game. The last score would come too late for Iowa, who made it a 48-44 game with 13 seconds left. Bolles passed for 123 yards in the game, and Keyondre Craig led the Blizzard in receptions, hauling in five for 47 yards. 


With the win, the Blizzard are now 4-4 this season. Their next game will be on Sunday, July 4th at 3:05 PM, hosting the Sioux Falls Storm.


Bucks knot series up before heading south

The Bucks came into Friday evening’s Eastern Conference game two down 1-0 in their series with the Atlanta Hawks, needing to avoid digging a big hole. The Bucks answered with a dominant game two win, 125-91. Milwaukee tied up the series largely due to a commanding second quarter, outsourcing Atlanta 43-17. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday each went over twenty points, with Antetokounmpo scoring 25. Holiday had 22, Brook Lopez had 16, and Khris Middleton scored 15. Two days after giving up 48 points to Trae Young, the Bucks held him in check, keeping him to 15 points. 


Game three will be in Atlanta on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 


Blizzard look to heat back up

After falling in their last two games including scoring under thirty for the first time last week, the Green Bay Blizzard will try to turn the tide on Friday against the Iowa Barnstormers. Green Bay comes into the game with a record of 3-4. As they try to get to .500, they take on an opponent they have yet to play this season. It also won’t be the last, as the Blizzard take on the Barnstormers again on July 24th. The Barnstormers have a 4-2 record coming into Friday’s matchup at Green Bay’s Resch Center. Kickoff is at 7:05 PM. 


Wagner's two home-runs not enough

An early lead and two home runs from Max Wagner weren’t enough on Thursday as the Booyah fell to the Madison Mallards by a 7-5 final score. After three innings, the Booyah held a 4-1 lead. Madison would score in the next three innings, in order of two, three, and one. Down 7-4, Green Bay put up another run in the top of the seventh, but that would be all they could muster. With the loss, the Booyah are now 9-16 and will have a second straight road game with the Mallards on Friday, beginning at 6:35 PM. 


Rattlers set to resume play after pause

The Timber Rattlers had their game on Thursday with the Peoria Chiefs called early due to weather. The game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning due to weather. At the time, the game was scoreless but the Rattlers did have a runner on third with no outs. The game will resume on Friday at 4:05 PM with a seven-inning game to follow. 


Brewers back home after rest day

The MIlwaukee Brewers will return to the diamond on Friday in hopes of being rejuvenated after a day off. The Brewers will host a series with the Colorado Rockies, with game one starting at 4:10 PM. The Brewers are 42-33 this season while the Rockies are 31-44. Projected pitchers are Corbin Burnes for Milwaukee and Jon Gray for Colorado. 


Voyageurs fall in Lawrence, have quick turnaround

In a matchup set in Lawrence, Kansas, Green Bay Voyageurs FC was beat by two goals by Kaw Valley FC. Kaw Valley FC went up 1-0 until Nick Markanich hit the equalizer at the 41-minute mark. Green Bay did not score again but Kaw Valley FC scored at 67’ and 82’. With the loss, Green Bay is 0-7-2. They take on FC Wichita on the road on Friday, with first touch at 7:00 PM. 


Bucks look to avoid two-game hole

The Milwaukee Bucks had a thrilling loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, and will look to avoid the 2-0 deficit they had to erase in their last series on Friday. Coming off their first home playoff loss this season at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, the Bucks host their second straight game before the series heads back to Atlanta. Milwaukee will try to minimize Trae Young, who had a playoff high 48 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday each enter Friday’s game two coming off of 30+ point performances. The game will begin at the Fiserv Forum at 7:30 PM. 


State's minor league teams could see financial impact

Wisconsin’s governor sent out a press release on Thursday detailing a $140 million plan to award grants to businesses and organizations in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries. Minor league sports were among the industries listed as eligible for aid. It was stated that $2.8 million in aid will be designated for minor league teams. Among other industries were live event venues and summer camps. It is unclear at this time who will benefit and how much, but time will tell which teams in the state Evers initiative applies to. 


Voyageurs start back-to-back looking for first win

The Green Bay Voyageurs will have two straight days to try and piece together their first winning match of the season. On Thursday, Green Bay plays the first of two as they visit Kansas City area to play Kaw Valley FC. The two teams have yet to challenge each other this season. While Green Bay is 0-6-2, Kaw Valley FC is 2-5, having lost five straight games since winning their first two. First touch on Thursday is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Voyageurs will play at the same time on Friday, in a road game with Wichita FC. 


Booyah back on winning track

The Green Bay Booyah waved goodbye to their six game losing streak and will hope to start a new one in the other direction. The Booyah defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters by a 5-4 final score. The Booyah outhit the Rafters ten hits to three. Brendan Ryan had two hits for Green Bay and Kaden Hollow hit a home run. Will Semb, the De Pere product turned Iowa Hawkeye got the win on the mound. Semb pitched six innings and gave up just two hits and two earned runs, and sat down eleven batters on strikes. The Booyah will head to the state capital on Thursday for a matchup with the Madison Mallards that begins at 6:35 PM. 


Brewers win series rubber match

The Milwaukee Brewers built up a 3-0 lead on Wednesday which proved to be just enough, as they held on for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Milwaukee scored one in the top of the fifth inning on a Brandon Woodruff RBI single that scored Jace Peterson. In the seventh inning the Brewers tacked on two more runs, getting an RBI single from Avisail Garcia which scored Luis Urias. Jackie Bradley brought Tyrone Taylor home on a sac fly. The Diamondbacks scored a run in the seventh and eighth inning but Milwaukee would fend off the D-Backs in the ninth. Brandon Woodruff went seven innings on the mound, punching out nine batters, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Josh Hader came in to collect his nineteenth save of the season. The Crew won the series two games to one. 


Milwaukee gets a day off before beginning a three-game series on Friday with the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers are now 42-33 this season and a half game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings. 


Peoria's explosive eighth inning derails Rattlers

Though the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were looking to continue their momentum from their win on Tuesday, they fell to the Peoria Chiefs by seven runs. The game was tight, with the Rattlers down 3-1 heading into the eighth inning, the Chiefs blew the doors open with six runs in the top half. The Rattlers answered with five of their own, including a two-run home run from Kekai Rios. Peoria put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning, and won 13-6.  Wisconsin’s record this season is now 19-24, and the next game with Peoria takes place on Thursday. The Timber-Rattlers will host the contest with first pitch slated for 7:05 PM. 


Narrow loss spoils game one for Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks had a full house in the Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee’s Deer District as they lost in a tight game one of the Eastern Conference Finals that was packed with excitement. In the last hurdle before the NBA Championship series, the Bucks are down 1-0 after a 116-113 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young accomplished a playoff career high 48 points for the Hawks.


Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo both had over thirty points for the Bucks. Holiday had 33 points and Antetokounmpo led the way with 34. The teams exchanged blows for all four quarters.The dramatics in the game escalated when Clint Capela made a go-ahead basket with 29.8 seconds left for the Hawks. Down one, the Bucks kicked the ball out to Pat Connaughton who came up short on a go-ahead three, leaving no option but to foul Trae Young. The Hawks went up three, and the Bucks did not connect on their attempt at a buzzer beater by Khris Middleton. 


Game two of the series will begin on Friday at 7:30 PM in MIlwaukee. 


Pair of Bucks make Olympics commitment

While the Milwaukee Bucks are primarily focused on Wednesday’s game one against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, two players have made commitments for once the season concludes. Both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton committed to play for Team USA in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The games were set to take place last year, but were postponed as a result of the pandemic. Their Olympic preparation will take a backseat however to Milwaukee’s game one on Wednesday that starts at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee at 7:30 PM. 

Gard, Alvarez respond to criticisms over Tuesday controversy

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was circled with drama that came to public light on Tuesday. After a partial recording of a closed-door meeting between seven seniors in the program as well as coaches, particularly head coach Greg Gard, was made public, both Gard and Barry Alvarez confronted the issue that had many outspoken. While there is no indication of who recorded the meeting without the head coach's knowledge, a portion of the meeting in which the players aired their grievances with the program was released to a media outlet. The meeting is reported to have lasted over two hours, but just a thirty-seven minute clip was sent out. The situation had enough reaction that the University of Wisconsin Basketball released statements from the Head Coach and outgoing Athletic Director. 



Booyah's losing streak continues

The Green Bay Booyah’s struggles continued when they fell in their sixth straight matchup. Tuesday’s loss came against the Wisconsin Woodchucks, as they gave up two runs in the first couple of innings in the 10-6 defeat. The Booyah tied the game in the top of the fourth, but gave up five runs the next half inning. With the loss their overall record is now 8-14 and they are in sixth place in the Great Lakes West Conference. They take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at home on Wednesday. 


Timber Rattlers snap losing streak

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers snapped a five-game losing skid on Tuesday evening. The Timber Rattlers scored 13 runs on 12 hits in their dominant win over the Peoria Chiefs. Wisconsin scored five runs in the second inning followed by two runs the next. Down 7-0, Peoria put up their only run in the top of the fifth. That was followed by three runs by the Timber Rattlers in the next two frames. Justin Bullock was credited with the win on the mound. The two teams meet up again on Wednesday with a 12:05 PM first pitch. 


Peralta, Brewers wrangle Diamondbacks

Milwaukee shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks in a road game, winning 5-0. Kolten Wong got the scoring started with a home run in the top of the first inning. In the top of the sixth inning the lead was expanded with RBI singles from Omar Narvaez and Luis Urias. Narvaez drove in a run with his single and Urias brought across two with his. Christian Yelich hit the Brewers’ second solo blast in the top of the eighth. Freddy Peralta earned the victory for the Brewers, pitching six innings and allowing just one hit. The win tied the series at one game apiece and set up a Wednesday rubber match. 


Three Badgers make olympic teams

A student-athlete at University of Wisconsin and two alums secured their spot for their home countries olympic roster in their respective sport this weekend and will compete in Tokyo next month. Freshman swimmer Phoebe Bacon, who is coming off an NCAA title in the 200-yard backstroke, finished second in the Team USA trials and qualified to represent the United States, competing in the same event. Bacon is 18 years old and came to the Badgers from Maryland. 


Zach Ziemek, a 2016 graduate, qualified for the Olympics a second time. Ziemek makes it back to the games in the decathlon, placing third in the event with ten components at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. Ziemek won the long jump and triple jump. Ziemek is a native of Itasca, Illinois. 


A Badger by way of Canada will represent the provinces in the Tokyo games. Georgia Ellenwood will be performing for Team Canada in the heptathlon. Ellenwood won the gold medal at an event hosted in Germany to qualify. Ellenwood is a 2018 graduate and a former NCAA Outdoor heptathlon champion. 


Kenny Bednarek from Rice Lake almost qualified in the 100 meter run when he took fourth place on Sunday. Bednarek will run an event he specializes in, the 200 meter run, on June 27th. The  Olympic games, which were rescheduled in 2020 due to the pandemic, are scheduled for July 23rd through August 8th. 



Booyah lose late to Jackrabbits

The Green Bay Booyah had a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Kokomo Jackrabbits scored three to tie it and a single tally in the bottom of the 10th to win the game 6-5. Johnny Hipsman homered and Jake Berg, Brendan Ryan, and Nadir Lewis collected RBI singles. Ben Hart pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing ten hits, five runs, one walk while punching out three. They will try to break up their current losing streak with a home game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:35 p.m.

Glory looking for first win

The Green Bay Glory is still looking for their first win of the season after picking up a 2-2 draw against Chicago City on Saturday. Hannah Kroupa and Trudy Quidzinski scored the goals for the Glory, which had previously dropped contests to the Milwaukee Torrent and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves. They play the Chicago Red Stars on Friday at Capital Credit Union Park at 6:30 p.m.

Glo glowing after two games

The Wisconsin Glo began their title defense on Saturday with a 93-41 win over the Detroit Dodgers. Despite the team not playing together for over a year due to the pandemic, the Glo led by a 22-3 margin after the first quarter and dished out 28 assists in the game. They were even more dominant in their Father's Day Matinee on Sunday, beating the Chicago Breeze 115-35.  The Glo recorded a franchise-record 42 assists in the game while Jessica Lindstrom had a 16 point /10 rebounds double-double in just 13 minutes of action. Jessica Kelliher scored 18 points and Sam Logic contributed 9 assists.

Rattlers and River Bandits Rained Out on Sunday

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Quad Cities River Bandits tried to play on Father’s Day at Modern Woodmen Park.  However, the weather would not let the teams complete a full inning of play.

Wisconsin got a base runner in the top of the first inning as Garrett Mitchell drew a walk with two outs from River Bandits starting pitcher AJ Block.  The tarp went on the field after Rattlers starter Victor Castañeda hit Nick Loftin with one out in the bottom of the first inning and the rain got heavier throughout the delay.  The game was officially halted after about a 40-minute delay.

Under the new rules imposed by Major League Baseball, Sunday’s game will be treated as a postponement instead of as a suspended game.  That means the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the Timber Rattlers return to Modern Woodmen Park for a series against the River Bandits from August 24 through August 30.  The date of the twinbill will be decided at a later date.


The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium for their first home game since June 6.  Wisconsin will host the Peoria Chiefs at 7:05pm.  Justin Bullock (1-1, 4.09) is set to start for the Rattlers.  Peoria has named Jack Ralston (1-3, 3.44) as their starting pitcher.

Dave Bouche and Randy LeMieux Jr lead the way at the Hill

Everyone at the Hill would like to congratulate Randy Guelette, Augie Derenne and Charlie Kroll on entering the Hall of Fame. The “Bulldozer” Dave Bouche led the final 15 laps of the Stock Car feature to earn his first win of the season. 


There were 94 cars checked in to do battle at the Hill Raceway.  There were 28 Stock Cars, 19 Sport Mods, 12 Bombers, 29 Unified Street Stocks and 6 Vintage Modifieds. Our next night of racing will be on Saturday, July 10th.  


Kerry Douglas set the pace in early in the Stock Car feature as John Adams and Dave Bouche gave chase. With Douglas working the top groove Adams and Bouche worked low. Bouche was able to find some extra grip on the extreme low side, making it a 3-wide battle for the lead with Adams and Douglas. Bouche was able to take sole possession of the lead on lap 5. Bouche pulled away to score his first win of the season and a clean sweep of the night. Adams had his best run of the summer to place second, Eric Arneson secured third late in the going, Charlie Kroll took a solid fourth and point leader Brett Wenzel came through a last chance qualifier to place fifth.  The contest went green to checker.  


“Rowdy” Randy Theys raced to the lead early in the Sport Mod feature until a caution on lap 5 slowed the field. “The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr went to work on Theys. LeMieux was able to slip by on lap 9 and never looked back, scoring his first win of the season. Craig Dorner had to settle for second at the pay window, with a third-place finish Jeff Vlies took over the point lead, Theys was fourth and rookie Roger LaViolette completed the top five.  


Dave DeGrave took the lead from Nathan Delsart on lap 4 of the Unified Street Stock feature. DeGrave held off a hard charging Troy Muench to score his second feature win of the season. Muench borrowed a car from Paul Diefenthaler and with a second-place finish took over the point lead. Dan Van Pay placed third, Shanon Guelette was fourth and Tyler Fox finished fifth.  


After rolling over on night 2, David Cox found redemption in the Bombers. Cox jumped to the lead on the opening lap and cruised to his first trophy of the year. The race went green to checker.  


Jeff Allard held off both his sons Darrin Allard and Jeremy Allard late in the going to take him top honors in the Vintage Modifieds.  


The Hill Raceway is located at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI. All track information can be found on our Facebook @hillraceway or contact 920-495-6631 Regular night pricing: Pit pass $25, crew members 17 and under $15. Grandstands $10, 12 and under free. Service members are free with ID. 




STOCK CAR FEATURE: Dave Bouche, Algoma; John Adams, Demark; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Charlie Kroll Forestville; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc 


HEAT 1) Dan Sell Jr, Suring; Kerry Douglas, Fish Creek 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 3) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay  


LCQ 1) Luke Lemmens, De Pere; Nathan Lauscher, Two River 2) Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Tom Brumlic, Denmark 


SPORT MOD FEATURE: Randy LeMieux Jr, Sturgeon Bau; Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy Theys, Algoma; Roger LaViolette, Forestville 


HEAT 1) Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Josh Massart, Brussels 2) Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay 


UNIFIED STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Troy Muench, Brussels; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 


HEAT 1) Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 2) Josh Novak, Neenah; Dan Van Pay, Denmark 3) Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Nathan Delsart, Sturgeon Bay 


LCQ 1) Garrett Geyer, Brussels; Bailey LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay 2) Jason Brandes, Chilton; Amber Delsart, Maplewood 


BOMBER FEATURE: David Cox, Seymour; Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Adam Broehm, Newton; Kyle Jorgenson, Oneida 


HEAT 1) Adam Broehm, Newton; David Cox, Seymour 2) Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay 


VINTAGE MODIFIED FEATURE: Jeff Allard, Oak Creek; Jeremy Allard, Ringle; Darrin Allard, St. Francis; Brian Titel, Sheboygan 


HEAT 1) Darrin Allard, St. Francis  

Another loss in Iowa bites Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are now five games below the .500 mark, but were 18-18 coming into their six game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Rattlers have now lost in Davenport to the River Bandits for the fifth straight night. Wisconsin will wrap up the series on Sunday with the game starting at 1:00 PM. Afterward, the Rattlers will get a needed day off before a six-game series with Peoria.

Giving up early run costly for Booyah

The Green Bay Booyah exchanged a run in both the seventh and eighth inning with the Kokomo Jackrabbits on Saturday. The only difference was Kokomo’s run in the bottom of the third inning. That was the deciding factor in the 3-2 loss for the Booyah. Green Bay will instantly have a chance to get back at the Jackrabbits as they play each other on Sunday with the first pitch being thrown at 2:00 PM.

Brewers get Rockies back

The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies each tied for eleven hits, but what mattered most was the one-run difference in the final score. Milwaukee won the game 6-5, just one day after losing to the Rockies by the same score in ten innings. Each team also scored two in the first inning. Colorado did lead the game for a good portion, going up 3-2 in the second inning before Milwaukee tied it back up in the third. After five innings however, Colorado led 5-3. Milwaukee cut down the lead with a run in the top of the seventh and a two-run home run by Willy Adames in the top of the ninth that scored Luis Urias. That was the deciding factor in the victory, as the Rockies did not score in the final frame. The Brewers have another road game with Colorado on Sunday starting at 2:10 PM.  


UWGB gets state tourney close-up

If a peninsula team is able to make the state softball tournament next weekend, fans won’t have far to travel. It was announced Monday that University of Wisconsin - Green Bay’s recently-constructed King Park is the host for the 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament. The tournament goes from June 28th to June 30th. The event will feature five state title games. 


It is anticipated that each day of the tournament will draw over 500 fans. According to the UWGB website, the ballpark is equipped with full synthetic turf, LED lights, a bullpen, and a state of the art sound system.


Voyageurs fall in St. Louis

Green Bay Voyageurs FC traveled to the gateway to the west on Saturday, but could not keep up with St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC. St. Louis won the game 4-1. The lone score for the Voyageurs came from Jaden Stevenson at the fifty-five minute mark. Green Bay is still in search of their first win, now in fifth out of sixth place in the US League Two’s Heartland Division. They are 0-6-2 so far this season, and will take on Kaw Valley FC in Kansas City on Thursday. First touch will be at 7:00 PM. 


Bucks and Nets go to wire in instant classic

In a game seven showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, it took extra minutes to crown a series winner. The game racked up twenty lead changes, as Milwaukee won 115-111 in a contest that will go down as one of the most memorable in Bucks history. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant went toe-to-toe with over forty points each, but Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will head to the Eastern Conference finals behind his forty point performance. Khris Middleton scored twenty-three, Brook Lopez went for nineteen and Jrue Holiday had thirteen. P.J. Tucker pitched in eleven points and played thirty-eight minutes. Much of Tucker’s task had to do with trying to contain Kevin Durant. 


Minimizing Durant was proven tough to do as he scored forty-eight points, including a buzzer beater two pointer at the end of regulation which was just inches away from being a game-winning three. James Harden was the Nets second leading scorer with twenty-two points. 


Milwaukee came from being down in the series twice. The Bucks were down 2-0 in the series before tying the first time. The Bucks were down 3-2 in the series before winning the last two games. The Bucks await the winner of game seven between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. 


Rain delays don't slow Booyah; Rattlers start slow

A pair of area baseball teams had vastly different outcomes in their Thursday games. 


Green Bay Booyah


Despite having weather hold up the game in two different instances on Thursday, the Green Bay Booyah still beat the Fon Du Lac Dock Spiders, 5-1. The Dock Spiders got on the board to open up the game, but that would be their only run throughout the game. The Booyah scored the next inning on a Tristin Garcia RBI single. The Booyah took the lead when Nathan Blasick got to first on a walk with the bases loaded. Blasick’s big day continued, hitting a ground-rule double that brought two runs across. Blasick would get around himself, and make the score 5-1. 


Another big time performer for the Booyah was one of the areas own, Connor Langreder. The De Pere native sat down eight of the fourteen batters he faced, giving up just a hit through 4.1 innings. The Booyah finished with five runs on seven hits and two errors. For the Dock Spiders, they scored a run on five hits and an error. The next game for Green Bay is against Fon du Lac again on Friday, but this time on the road. 


Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 


A disastrous start plagued the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in their 13-3 loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday. Quad Cities scored twelve runs in the top half of the first inning, which decided the ball game. The Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tighten the gap, but that’s all the closer they got. The Timber Rattlers have another road game against Quad Cities on Friday starting at 6:30 PM. 


Area track teams compete for state bids

Sectional meets were held for area schools at two different locations on Thursday. Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco made the trip to Fox Valley Lutheran. Algoma, Sevastopol, and Gibraltar headed to Rosholt. Algoma reported a state qualifier and Sevastopol announced their athlete's accomplishments. 





According to the WIAA, official results from the sectional meet will be released Friday afternoon. 



If you have any results and photos you are encouraged to send them to 

Peninsula Packer fans split on Love

While the Green Bay Packers deal with uncertainty regarding their 16-year veteran franchise quarterback, there is a great divide in how people feel about the possibility of Jordan Love being under center. Recently, Door County Daily News ran a poll to gauge how confident fans of the green and gold were in the event that Jordan Love is the starting quarterback in 2021. The results were almost evenly split when fans were asked if they believed Love could lead Green Bay to a winning record. Out of 227 votes, 115 voted no, and 112 voted yes. While only time will tell how the entire situation between Rodgers and the Packers plays out, who will be the Packers quarterback week one remains the million-dollar question of the NFL’s offseason.

Bucks push playoff series

In a win or go home game six against the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks chose the winning option. Khris Middleton shined in the game with 38 points, which included two 4-point plays. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the next leading scorer with 30 points and Jrue Holiday pitched in 21. The Bucks downed the Nets, 104-89, despite a 32-point effort from Kevin Durant. The series goes back to Brooklyn for a deciding game seven on Sunday. Tip-off on Sunday is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 


Brewers swept by Reds

Milwaukee finished up a series where they struggled offensively in all three games against the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers managed to post four runs in the series, including back-to-back 2-1 losses. The Brewers’ one score on Wednesday came on an RBI single from Christian Yelich which scored Daniel Vogelbach. In a tight NL Central race, Milwaukee is tied with Chicago for first place and has a 38-30 overall record. 


Voyageurs tie Chicago FC United

Playing a man down for the majority of the game caught up with the Green Bay Voyageurs on Wednesday as their winless season continued at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview with 1-1 draw against Chicago FC United.


The Voyageurs saw the red card in the 25th minute as the referee ruled that Jake Kelderman took a United player down to deny a clear scoring chance. It would remain scoreless until the 49th minute when Dominic Briggs found the back of the net to make it 1-0. A penalty in the 70th led to a Diego Gutierrez penalty kick goal in the 71st minute to make 1-1. The two sides would trade chances the remaining 20-plus minutes, but both walked with registering a point. 


The draw gives the Voyageurs their second point of the season as they still look for the first victory. That will have to wait until Saturday when they face St. Louis Scott Gallagher.

Rattlers Drop Second Straight Game to Quad Cities

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers grabbed a 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Tuesday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Then, Will Hancock put the home team ahead to stay with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth as the River Bandits beat Wisconsin 5-3 for the second straight night of their six-game series.


Quad Cities (24-13) took advantage of a pair of potential inning-ending double plays going awry in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead.  Nick Loftin reached on a single with one out.  Vinnie Pasquantino was next and he sent a one-hopper to second that bounced off the glove of Hayden Cantrelle and the ball deflected into right field to put runners on the corners with one out.  Tyler Gentry was next and his grounder to short was a tailor made double play.  The Rattlers got the out at second, but the throw to first was high.  Gentry was safe at first and that allowed Loftin to score.

Wisconsin (18-20) rallied to take the lead in the top of the fourth inning.  Thomas Dillard walked and Gabriel García followed with a single.  Jesús Lujano was next and he lined a single to left-center to score Dillard with the tying run.  LG Castillo gave the Rattlers the lead with a single to left that scored García.  Chad McClanahan capped the inning with a two-out, bloop single to left that dropped just inside the foul line to score Lujano.

The Timber Rattlers lead was brief.  The River Bandits had two on with two out and William Hancock at the plate.  Rattlers pitcher Justin Bullock got ahead of Hancock, but the Bandits catcher cracked a 1-2 pitch over the wall in right field for a three-run home run and Quad Cities was up 4-3.


David Hamilton started the top of the fifth inning with a double and went to third on a sacrifice bunt.  Je’Von Ward sent a sinking line drive to left that looked like it would drop and Hamilton was halfway to the plate when Tucker Bradley made the running catch for the second out.  Hamilton had to scramble back to third base to avoid being doubled off third.  He made it back, but was left stranded at third when the inning ended.  The double by Hamilton was the last hit of the game for the Timber Rattlers.

The River Bandits added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Pasquantino started the inning with a double.  Gentry was next with an RBI double and the score went to 5-3 in favor of Quad Cities.

River Bandits starting pitcher Angel Zerpa, who struck out eight, turned the game over to his relievers in the seventh as he had put himself in line for his fourth win of the season.  Will Klein tossed two scoreless, hitless innings with three strikeouts in the seventh and eighth.  Jonah Dipoto walked the lead-off batter in the ninth before striking out the next three batters to pick up his fifth save of the season.


Game three of the series is set for Thursday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Justin Jarvis (0-4, 4.96) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Quad Cities plans to send Asa Lacy (1-3, 6.65) to the mound as their starter.  Lacy was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the #4 overall pick in the 2020 draft.  Game time is 6:30pm.

Packerland announces All-Conference baseball team

With the 2021 baseball season drawing closer to the end, the Packerland Conference reflected on the regular season. On Wednesday the All-Conference teams were announced. The selections are listed below.


Baseball 1st team:



Christian Counard - Southern Door - Sophomore

Caleb Schaller - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Luke Steebs (unanimous) - Gibraltar - Senior


Devin Schinktgen - Southern Door - Senior

Zachary Wallin - Peshtigo - Senior


Andrew Carbajal - Sturgeon Bay     - Senior

Cal Ihlenfeldt - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Payton Kohnle - Kewaunee - Sophomore

Charlie Neinas - Southern Door - Junior


Riley Anderson - Oconto - Junior

Logan Jeanquart - Southern Door - Junior

Alex Laughlin (unanimous) - Gibraltar - Senior    


Preston Rehwinkel - Peshtigo - Senior        


Baseball 2nd team:



Jaden Diller - Southern Door - Sophomore 

Marcus Reinhardt - Gibraltar - Senior


Spencer Krause     - Gibraltar - Senior

Mitch Thompson - Kewaunee - Sophomore


Marshal Bukowski - NEW Lutheran - Senior

Koby Cuyler - Peshtigo - Junior

Sam Lindenberg - Gibraltar - Junior

Jack Peterson - Southern Door - Sophomore


Logan Allan - Oconto - Senior

Jack Severin - Kewaunee - Senior

Ryan Van Vooren - Peshtigo - Senior


Anthony Jennerjohn - Sturgeon Bay - Senior


Baseball Honorable Mention:



Jacob Berth - Peshtigo - Junior


Cal Ellefson - Sevastopol - Junior

Hunter Moore - Sturgeon Bay - Senior


Alex Daoust - Southern Door - Senior

Cain Hall - Kewaunee - Junior

Ryan Jorgenson - Gibraltar - Junior

Luke Krueger - Oconto - Junior

Alex Rohr - Kewaunee - Senior

Braden Shallow     - Oconto - Junior


Carter Bieri - Sevastopol - Junior

Will Boetcher - Peshtigo     - Junior

Rylan Caldecott     - Gibraltar - Sophomore

Nate Everard - Southern Door - Senior


Frankie Ash - Sevastopol - Junior

Elijah Meerstein     - NEW Lutheran - Sophomore


Player of the Year:

Devin Schinktgen - Southern Door - Senior - Catcher


Packerland releases softball All-Conference nods

With Packerland teams fighting to keep their softball season going, the conference saluted the regular season performance of All-Conference players. The 2021 All-Conference selections are listed below. 


Softball 1st team: 



Bethany Ahrens     - Peshtigo - Sophomore

Claire Kohnle - Kewaunee - Senior

Kalista Susa - Oconto - Senior


Karli Cahill - Peshtigo - Senior

Emma Hallgren - Kewaunee - Senior


Elizabeth Rohr - Kewaunee - Senior

Maggie Sohrweide (Unanimous) - Oconto - Junior        

Grace Wickman     - Peshtigo - Senior

Hanna Wiese - Algoma - Senior

Hallie Wusterbarth - Oconto - Senior


Toni Bortolini - Kewaunee - Junior

Cierra Brann (Unanimous) - Kewaunee - Senior

Sophia Counard - Southern Door - Freshman


Softball 2nd team:



Rylee Fenendael - Algoma - Junior

Melanie Watters     - Southern Door - Senior


Lauren McDowell - Oconto - Freshman

Nicole Norton - Southern Door - Senior


Chloe Lustila - Southern Door - Sophomore

Callie Miller - Southern Door - Sophomore

Allison Peters - Peshtigo - Sophomore

Taylor Schleis - Kewaunee - Junior


Nevaeh Brill - Oconto - Senior

Natalee Jandrin - Southern Door - Senior

Lexi Kehoe - Peshtigo - Senior

Sasha Laaksonen - Sevastopol - Senior


Honorable Mention:



Sage Krause - Gibraltar - Senior


Tori Alger - Sturgeon Bay - Freshman

Barret Chomeau - Gibraltar - Senior

Greta Gutschow - Southern Door - Sophomore

Bailey Rikkola - Sevastopol - Sophomore

Amelia Robinson - Algoma - Sophomore

Alyse Viestenz - Oconto     - Sophomore


Sydney Lund - Peshtigo     - Junior


Player of the Year: 

Claire Kohnle - Kewaunee - Senior - Pitcher


Fast Start Gains Rattlers a Series Split in South Bend

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored five times in the top of the first inning and went on to defeat the South Bend Cubs 7-4 Sunday afternoon at Four Winds Field.  The win gave the Rattlers a split in the series and moved their record back to the .500 mark.


Wisconsin (18-18) had a hot start in the first inning.  The first three batters drew walks from Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Jensen.  Thomas Dillard drove in the first run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.  Je’Von Ward was next and he doubled to drive in the second run.  Gabriel García made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly.  Then, Carlos Rodríguez doubled in a run.  Kekai Rios singled to drive Rodríguez home and knock Jensen out of the game to give Wisconsin starting pitcher Zach Mort a 5-0 lead before he ever took the mound.

South Bend (17-18) got on the scoreboard when Josue Huma homered with two outs in the bottom of the second inning.

Hayden Cantrelle got that run back for the Timber Rattlers in the top of the fourth inning with a two-out RBI single to drive in Jesús Lujano.

Yonathan Perlaza hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth for the Cubs and Wisconsin’s lead was back down to four runs.

The Rattlers added to their lead on a gift from Mother Nature in the top of the seventh inning.  Ward singled with one out.  Then,  García sent a high fly ball to left that was lost in the Sun.  Ward raced home with the run as García cruised into second with a double.

The Cubs got another home run in the bottom of the seventh as Matt Burch cracked a two-run homer off Mort.  The Rattler right-hander struck out the next batter and that ended his day.  Mort scattered nine hits with no walks and five strikeouts over 6-1/3 innings to put himself in line for his first win of the season.

Relievers Arman Sabouri got the final two outs of the seventh and Evan Reifert pitched a 1-2-3 eighth.

In the bottom of the ninth, Taylor Floyd waled the first two batters he faced.  Then, he got a strikeout and a 4-6-3 double play to close out the game for his third save of the season.

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They will return to action on Tuesday against the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Western Division leaders, at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.  Carlos Luna (0-0, 0.00) has been announced as the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Game time is 6:30pm.  Catch all of the action on AM 1280 WNAM starting with the pregame show at 6:10pm.  The game will be available on internet audio and through, too.

Track teams head to WIAA Regionals Monday

The area's track teams will begin their own road to LaCrosse on Monday with their respective WIAA Regional meets.


Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay head to Little Chute to face the host school, Two Rivers, Wrightstown, and Denmark.  


Algoma, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol head to Hilbert to face the host school Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran/Providence Academy, Howards Grove, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Reedsville, Roncalli, and Sheboygan Area Lutheran. The first events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in Hilbert and 4:15 p.m. in Little Chute.


Sectional qualifiers in Hilbert head to Rosholt and sectional qualifiers in Little Chute go to Fox Valley Lutheran for Thursday meets.  

Packers back to full capacity

Crowds will be back to full capacity at Lambeau Field this fall the Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday.


The announcement also included plans to host Family Night, the Packers 5K, and the Annual Shareholders Meeting at full capacity. Packers CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement that the organization is looking forward to "once again experiencing the incredible atmosphere our fans provide at training camp, games and events."


No proof of vaccination will be required, but the Packers do ask that every one that is not fully vaccinated follow the CDC guidelines when attending games and events. 

Softball: Kewaunee drops non-conference game; Postseason play begins

In one last game before postseason play, Kewaunee took a 10-0 loss to Denmark. Kewaunee currently has an overall record of 13-6 in the regular season, and are 8-0 in conference and atop the Packerland standings. One last regular game awaits the Storm, who play Luxemburg-Casco in a non-conference tilt on Thursday. On Monday, June 14th, Kewaunee will take on the winner of Wednesday’s game between Sturgeon Bay and Gillett/Suring. 


On Wednesday, Sturgeon Bay begins their WIAA playoff play, hosting Gillett/Suring. That game begins at 5:00 PM. The winner will take on Kewaunee in the next round on June 14th. 


Below is the Packerland Conference final regular-season standings with conference records, per a press release from the Packerland Conference. 


Lohrei wins USHL DPOY Award

The United States Hockey League (USHL) has named Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei the 2020-2021 USHL Defenseman of the Year.  Lohrei becomes the fourth Gambler to receive this award, joining Andy Welinski (2011-12), Jeff Finger (1999-00) and Tom Preissing (1998-99).


Lohrei led all USHL Defenseman in goals (19), assists (40), points (59) and game-winning goals (6). The Verona, Wisconsin native was named USHL Defenseman of the Week five times over the course of the season.  Lohrei’s 59 points set a franchise record for points in a season by a defenseman.  Lohrei finished his USHL career second all-time among Gambler defenseman in goals (27), assists (69) and points (96).


“Mason has been a great two-way player for our organization,” says Gamblers Head Coach/General Manager Pat Mikesch.  “Along with being one of the most dynamic defensemen in the USHL, Mason was also a great leader off the ice.  I look forward to following his progression at Ohio State and eventually the NHL.”


Lohrei, who will be a freshman at Ohio State in the fall, was selected in the 2nd round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins.

Booyah keep Chinooks scoreless

The Green Bay Booyah snagged their third win of the season on Monday with a 5-0 shutout in Mequon over the Lakeshore Chinooks. Scoring began in the fourth inning when Tristin Garcia hit a solo home run to go up 1-0. That was followed with the first of Nadir Lewis’ two rbi’s. The inning would end with the Booyah up 2-0. Lewis would get his second RBI in the top of the sixth with a sac fly. In the seventh inning scoring was capped off with a two-run double by Nick Dagnello to bring the score to 5-0. The Booyah collected nine hits in the game. Connor Langreder was credited with the win on the mound. 


Both the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Milwaukee Brewers were off on Monday. On Tuesday, Milwaukee has a road matchup with Cincinnati and the Timber Rattlers visit the South Bend Cubs. 


Packerland track and field battle for crown

The Packerland Conference will host its championship event on Monday in Peshtigo.


The Kewaunee boys are flying high after winning the Wildcat Classic at Green Bay West last Wednesday. They have also proven to be successful against Packerland opponents, winning every  one of their quad meets this season. It has been a similar story for the Sevastopol girls team, which also won all of its quad meets this season against Packerland opponents.


The first events begin at 3:30 p.m.

Area schools nominate student-athletes for academic achievements

Administrators at area school were able to nominate student-athletes to receive recognition for work they did on the field, court, mat, and in the classroom. Packerland principals were able to nominate two boys and two girls students for Scholar Athlete awards. Criteria was for the athlete to be a second semester senior, earn at least four varsity letters over their career, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 


Scholar Athlete Award nominees:


Algoma: Trevor Nell, Jackson Schoening, Breanne Schmidt, and Hanna Wiese


Gibraltar: Alex Laughlin, Marcus Reinhardt, Mia Chomeau, and Abigail Fitzgerald


Kewaunee: Alexander Rohr, Jack Severin, Cierra Brann, and Claire Kohnle


Sevastopol: Logan Beyer, Spencer Evenson, Zoe-Rose Kuehn, Olivia Stenzel 


Southern Door: Kyle Conard, Marcus Marchant, Hailey Shimon, and Ella Wienke


Sturgeon Bay: Ben DeNamur, Ashley Alberts


Principals were also able to nominate athletes for the Outstanding Achievement Award which is based on additional criteria. The student must have competed as a three-sport athlete in their junior and senior years, earned a minimum of seven athletic letters, and maintained a minimum of a 3.9 cumulative GPA. 


Outstanding Achievement Award nominees:


Algoma: Hanna Wiese


Kewaunee: Jack Severin, Cierra Brann


Sevastopol: Clove Dvorak, McKenzie Wiesner


Sturgeon Bay: Miranda Olson