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Sports News Archives for 2021-10

Caps' late run dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers saw their small winning streak come to a halt in the third period of its 4-2 defeat to the Madison Capitols Saturday afternoon at the Resch Center.

 

Matt Deboer opened the game's scoring with just a couple of seconds on the clock in the first period. With the game tied at 1-1 apiece, the Capitols scored three times in the decisive third frame. The Gamblers would cut the lead in half when Nicholas VanTassell found the back of the net with just two seconds remaining in the game.

Badgers overpower Iowa 27-7 in Big Ten football

The Wisconsin Badgers claimed the Heartland Trophy on Saturday afternoon with a hard-fought victory over the #9 Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium.  The Badgers defense shutout the Hawkeyes in the first half and Braelon Allen rushed for 104 yards on 20 carries to carry Wisconsin to their fourth consecutive win.  

 

Wisconsin's defense forced three turnovers and sacked Iowa quarterbacks six times.  The win kept the Badger's destiny in their own hands for a possible Big Ten West championship, after starting the Big Ten schedule 0-2.  

 

Graham Mertz threw for 104 yards and one touchdown, while scoring on two quarterback sneaks to lead the Badgers to the convincing win.

 

Wisconsin (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) will now travel to Rutgers to play the Scarlet Knights next Saturday at 2:30 pm.  

Gambler clobber Caps on the road, return home on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers started the front end of a home-and-home series with the Madison Capitols with a 5-2 victory Friday night.

 

Jackson Hallum got things started in the first period with his tenth goal of the season before the Gamblers and the Capitols would trade goals in the second. The Gamblers would exit the frame up 4-2 thanks to goals from Nicholas VanTassell, Matt Deboer, and John Mittelstadt. Luke Weilandt would end the scoring for both teams with his first goal of the season just over two minutes into the third period. Aaron Randazzo picked up the victory with 31 saves on 33 shots.

 

The Gamblers and the Capitols will head to the Resch Center Saturday afternoon for a 3:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Phoenix men open exhibition season at home vs. St. Norbert

Green Bay will welcome neighboring St. Norbert College Friday night for an exhibition matchup at the Resch Center.

 

Both teams will look a lot different than the last time Gary Grzesk brought his Green Knights to face his alma mater that ended in a 76-72 Phoenix victory. The Green Knights have not played in close to two years after the Midwest Conference canceled its winter seasons due to COVID-19. The Phoenix is welcoming eight new players to the roster including five transfers. Southern Door product Ryan Claflin has expected to make big contributions after earning some starts last year during the COVID-impacted season.

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. 

Gamblers begin home-and-home series in Madison

The Green Bay Gamblers will renew an in-state rivalry Friday night when they travel to Madison to face the Capitols.

 

The two teams did not face each other during the 2020-2021 season after the Capitols decided to take a COVID-induced hiatus. They have come back strong after taking the year off, winning all seven of their October games including a pair of six-goal efforts against Muskegon last weekend. The Gamblers registered a 2-1 overtime victory against the Chicago Steel last week thanks to a pair of tallies from Jackson Hallum.

 

The Capitols and Gamblers will face each other at 7:05 p.m. Friday night in Madison before coming back to Green Bay to play a 3:05 p.m. afternoon matchup at the Resch Center. NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com and 104.1 WRLU will carry that game live.

 

 

Packers survive desert scare vs. Cardinals

The Green Bay Packers escaped the Phoenix area with a 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

 

Down their top three wide receivers entering the night, Aaron Rodgers still found a way to get seven different players a catch. That was crucial on their first scoring drive of night when they answered the Cardinals' touchdown with a two-yard visit to the end zone by Aaron Jones. That capped off a 13-play drive that took off over eight minutes off the clock. Mason Crosby would later hit a field goal to make it 10-7 at the break.

 

The Packers would make their lone possession of the third quarter count after they intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. Rodgers found Randall Cobb for the first of two touchdowns to put the Packers up 17-7. The Packers and Cardinals would trade touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't until former Cardinals practice squad cornerback Rasul Douglas picked off Murray for a second time that the game was sealed for the Packers.

 

The Packers will now have a long layoff before their next game, a late afternoon game in Kansas City on November 7th against the Chiefs.

Fourth quarter run propels Phoenix women to victory

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team needed a 23-0 run in the fourth quarter to put away UW-Whitewater.

 

The Phoenix struggled against the Warhawks early on, down 19-11 after one quarter and down by 10 entering the final frame. The Phoenix would respond, scoring 36 of the quarter's 40 to turn an exhibition nail-biter into a blow-out victory. The top four scoring players for the Phoenix were either redshirt freshman or freshman with Brooklyn Blackburn leading the way 10 points.

 

The Phoenix women are back in action next Wednesday for another exhibition tune-up against UW-Platteville. The Phoenix men play on Friday in an exhibition at the Resch Center against St. Norbert. 

Bucks' comeback falls short vs. Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Minnesota Wolves by 10 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough in its 113-108 loss on Wednesday.

 

The Timberwolves took advantage of the short-handed Bucks squad with D'Angelo Russell scoring 29 points while Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards each added 25 points to the ledger. Giannis Antetokounmpo tried willing his team to victory, registering 40 points and 16 rebounds.

 

The Bucks almost climbed all the way back as they were within two points within the final 10 seconds, but the Timberwolves were able to hit their free throws to close the game out. 

 

The Bucks are back in action on Saturday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.

Short-handed Packers look to steal one in the desert

If the Green Bay Packers are able to leave their game with the Arizona Cardinals with a victory, they will have done it without many of their key pieces in place.

 

In addition to their bevy of injuries, defensive coordinator Joe Barry and wide receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard are currently out due to COVID-19 protocols. The Cardinals have their own injury issues with JJ Watt already declared out for Thursday's matchup and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins listed as questionable.

 

The game could go a long way with deciding who gets a first-round bye and the opportunity to host the playoffs throughout with the Cardinals boasting an undefeated 7-0 record and the Packers close behind at 6-1.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m.

Bucks host Timberwolves in NBA showdown

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to make it three wins in a row on Wednesday night as they play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Bucks (3-1) are coming off a 119-109 road win over the Indiana Pacers, playing short-handed without the services of Brook Lopez, Jrue Holiday, and Bobby Portis.  Minnesota (2-1) lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 107-98 on Monday.  The Timberwolves are led by leading scorers Karl Anthony-Towns, 29 points per game and Anthony Edwards 25.3 points per game.   Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 24.5 points per game and Khris Middleton is off to a good start at 21.3 points a game.  Tip-off from Fiserv Forum is set for 7 pm in Milwaukee.  

Lazard added to reserve/COVID-19 list

The Green Bay Packers are down another wide receiver, as Allen Lazard was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.  This comes after all-pro receiver Davante Adams was placed on the list on Monday and defensive coordinator Joe Barry reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to NFL Network.  Lazard and Adams are likely out of Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL COVID-19 protocol.  The Packers did activate WR Malik Taylor from the COVID llst and possibly could activate Marquez Valdes-Scantling from the injured list.  Valdes-Scantling is recovering from a hamstring injury.  The Packers will leave for Arizona today (Wednesday) and kick-off is set for 7:20 pm on Thursday.    

Packers' Adams, Barry out with positive COVID-19 tests

The Green Bay Packers' MIA list just got a little longer.

 

The organization announced on Monday that defensive coordinator Joe Barry and wide receiver Davante Adams were out due to COVID-19 protocols. Both could potentially miss Thursday's big showdown with the Arizona Cardinals as a result. For Adams, the Packers say that "per agreed-upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status. Being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons."

 

The Packers were already entering Thursday's contest without many of the contributors they were hoping to have back at this point of the season including David Bakhtiari, Kevin King, and Za'Darius Smith among others. 

Short-handed Bucks knock out Pacers

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton played like the All-Stars they are to get the Milwaukee Bucks past the Indiana Pacers Monday night 119-109.

 

The Bucks needed their Big Two to play like it due to Brook Lopez, Jrue Holiday, and Bobby Portis all being out of the lineup. Antetokounmpo narrowly missed a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Middleton did his part as well, scoring 27 points on the night.  Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton also reached double figures for the Bucks. The Pacers are still getting used to their new coach after they lost a slim lead in the first quarter and never were able to take control again. Former Milwaukee Bucks player Malcolm Brogdon scored 25 points in the loss.

Bucks road trip to Indiana

The Milwaukee Bucks look for their first winning streak of the season when they travel to Indianapolis to face the Indiana Pacers Monday night.

 

The Bucks were able to rebound from a blowout loss to the Miami Heat with a 121-111 win against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Khris Middleton scored a team-high 28 points in the win for the Bucks in the second of three straight road games. The Pacers got the better end of its matchup against Miami, beating them in overtime 102-91 for their first win of the season.

 

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

Packers defense pierce Washington's offense in win

The Green Bay Packers defense finally came up big in the red zone during Sunday's 24-10 over the Washington Football Team at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers were able to turn away four trips to the red zone for Washington, giving up only a field goal. They had allowed their opponents to score touchdowns on their previous 15 trips. 

 

Davante Adams got the scoring going for the Packers right away in the first quarter on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers only to be matched minutes later when Taylor Heinicke lofted a prayer and was answered by wide receiver Terry McLaurin 40 yards later to make it 7-7 at the end of one quarter.

 

The Packers would score 17 unanswered points thanks to touchdown passes to Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan and a field goal made by Mason Crosby. Washington could only muster a single field goal in the second half thanks in part to some timely plays by Rashan Gary, Dean Lowry, and Chandon Sullivan. 

 

The Packers will have a short week as they travel to the desert on Thursday to face the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. 

Four schools look for state run at cross country regionals

Algoma, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Kewaunee all look to punch tickets to next week's state cross country meet, but they first have to qualify at Manitowoc Lutheran Saturday.

 

The Pioneers hope to qualify as a team for the second year in a row after doing so last year during the fall season. Cameron Cullen is another potential state qualifier after sneaking in during the spring representing Kewaunee.

 

First race is scheduled for 11 a.m. 

L-C, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door runners visit Kiel for sectionals

Three local schools will race for a chance to head to Wisconsin Rapids for the WIAA State Cross Country meet in Kiel on Saturday.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Luxemburg-Casco will face Brillion, Chilton, Denmark, Kiel, Little Chute, New Holstein, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Oostburg, Plymouth, Sheboygan Falls, Two Rivers and Wrightstown. The Spartans' Spencer Thiry qualified for the state meet during the fall season and the Clippers' Julia Kurek did the same during the spring season last school year. 

 

The first race is scheduled for 11 a.m.

L-C, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door runners visit Kiel for sectionals

Three local schools will race for a chance to head to Wisconsin Rapids for the WIAA State Cross Country meet in Kiel on Saturday.

 

Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Luxemburg-Casco will face Brillion, Chilton, Denmark, Kiel, Little Chute, New Holstein, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, Oostburg, Plymouth, Sheboygan Falls, Two Rivers and Wrightstown. The Spartans' Spencer Thiry qualified for the state meet during the fall season and the Clippers' Julia Kurek did the same during the spring season last school year. 

 

The first race is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Hallum scores OT winner for Gamblers on 103.3 The Clipper

It was only fitting that the USHL's leading goal scorer was the one that put things away for the Green Bay Gamblers in their 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Steel Friday night.

 

Jackson Hallum scored both goals for the Gamblers, first in the second and then again in the extra frame. Damien Carfagna registered the assist on both goals. Jack Harvey scored the equalizing goal for the Steel five minutes after Hallum got the Gamblers on the board in the power play. Aaron Randazzo earned the win with 31 saves on the evening.

 

The Gamblers will play a home-and-home series with Madison next weekend. The NEW Radio Sports Network will carry the game on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Follow area fall sports teams during 2021 WIAA tournament at New Radio Sports Network

The post-season is here for area high school fall sports programs and you can keep up with the latest match-ups and scores during the run to state!  Below is a link to the brackets for volleyball, soccer, and football for all the local teams still competing for state championships.

Click here for the complete brackets for all WIAA fall sports.

 

 

BOYS SOCCER: 

Division 3: (Luxemburg-Casco)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Soccer_Boys_Div3_Sec1_2.html

 

Division 4: (Sturgeon Bay and Algoma)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Soccer_Boys_Div4_Sec1_2.html

 

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Division 2: (Luxemburg-Casco)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Volleyball_Girls_Div2_Sec1_2.html

 

Division 3: (Algoma)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Volleyball_Girls_Div3_Sec3_4.html

 

Division 4: (Sevastopol)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Volleyball_Girls_Div4_Sec3_4.html

 

FOOTBALL

Division 3 (Luxemburg-Casco)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Football_Boys_Div3_Sec1_2.html

 

Division 5: (Kewaunee and Southern Door)

https://halftime.wiaawi.org/CustomApps/Tournaments/Brackets/HTML/2021_Football_Boys_Div5_Sec1_2.html

Bucks celebrate championship in front of the Nets Tuesday

The Milwaukee Bucks will open their season in a way they have not been able to since the 1970s. 

 

The Bucks will unfurl their championship banner and distribute their rings in front of an expected capacity crowd at the Fiserv Forum when they host the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks defeated the Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals in seven games just this past season en route to their first championship in nearly five decades. A few new faces like Grayson Allen and draft pick Georgios Kalaitzakis have joined the team, but the Bucks have held onto several key parts of last year's championship team.


The opening tip is set for 6:30 p.m.

Minor league baseball players to get housing in 2022

Members of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and other Minor League Baseball players will have their housing covered in 2022 according to its parent organization.

 

MLB made the announcement on Sunday as more minor league players have made their financial plight more known through social media. Players chasing their dreams in the minors are often paid well below minimum wage standards and have to spend the bulk of that on housing or find other means. ESPN's Jeff Passan says owners from all 30 Major League Baseball teams agreed unanimously to a plan to provide housing for certain minor leaguers. Exact plans to how that will be accomplished have not been announced.

 

Minor leaguers did see substantial raises in 2021, but that still was not enough to cover some basic necessities. The Timber Rattlers in the past have had a program to where local families could "Adopt a Rattler" for the season so players could have an affordable place to stay while in the Appleton area. Families were compensated with season tickets and other benefits. 

 

Picture courtesy of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Packers top Bears late on the lakefront

The Green Bay Packers were able to escape from Soldier Field with a 24-14 victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

 

It was the Bears that took the early lead after they thwarted the Packers' opening drive with a third-down sack by Khalil Mack. The Bears drove 80 yards before Khalil Herbert punched it in from the one-yard line. 

 

The Packers would get on the scoreboard in the second quarter when they capitalized on a Justin Fields interception. A short pitch to Allen Lazard from Aaron Rodgers tied the game up after driving 80 yards. The Packers would score five minutes later on a field goal from Mason Crosby.

 

It was 10-7 in the third quarter when the Packers would tack onto their lead, this time on a 12-yard pass from Rodgers to Aaron Jones to make it 17-7. The Bears would make it close in the fourth quarter when Darnell Mooney caught a five-yard pass from Fields to make it 17-14. The Packers would put the game away on the next drive when Rodgers took it in himself from six yards out to put a little extra ownership on the game. He finished with 195 yards passing and three total touchdowns.

 

The Packers return home Sunday afternoon for a noon kick against the Washington Football Team. 

WIAA Football Tournament Pairings: L-C gets #1 seed, Kewaunee hosts Southern Door in rematch

Three area high school football teams will be moving on to the WIAA Football Tournament next Friday.  The WIAA announced Saturday the field of teams that will participate and the seedings for the seven divisions. 

 

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans (9-0) and champions of the North Eastern Conference received a number one seed in Division 3 and will host the #8 Ashwaubenon Jaguars (3-6) of the Fox River Classic Conference. 

 

#5 seeded Southern Door (8-1) will look to avenge Friday night’s 33-0 to #4 Kewaunee (7-2) as the Packerland Conference champion Storm will host the Eagles in Level 1 Division 5 playoff action. 

 

Both games will be broadcast on New Radio Sports Network starting at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show and kick-off set for 7 pm.  The Southern Door at Kewaunee game will be on 104.1 FM WRLU and the Ashwaubenon at Luxemburg-Casco game will be on 96.7 FM WBDK.  The game's audio can also be streamed on the NewRadioSportsRadioNetwork.com.

 

You can find the complete field of WIAA football tournament brackets for Division 3 and Division 5 here. 

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Gamblers fall to Dubuque on the road

The Green Bay Gamblers were the victims this time in a revenge game as they lost to the Dubuque Fighting Saints 4-2 in Iowa.

 

Nicholas VanTassell scored the game's first goal for the Gamblers less than three minutes into the game, only to have the Fighting Saints take the lead with a pair of goals three and eight minutes later. John Mittelstadt would even the game up 13 minutes into the second period, but the Fighting Saints would score once more in the second and another time in the third period to take the points. Rastislav Elias took the loss for the Gamblers, making 23 saves out of 27 shots.

DC United Swim Team keeps rolling

The Door County United Girls High School Swim Team had a fairly successful week as they remain undefeated in conference matchups. The team competed against Marinette on Tuesday, October 12th, and Seymour Thursday, October 14th. They beat Marinette 130-33 and Seymour 103-67. In both meets, the DCU swimmers finished first in almost every varsity event. Gaby Moreno (SEV) had an exceptional meet against Marinette where she dropped 3 seconds from her best time in the 200 Freestyle. Christy Braun (SBHS) and Julia Michalski (SBHS) continue to be the largest contributors to the high points DCU scores in both of these varsity meets.  The team will travel to Shorewood on Saturday, October 16th to compete at Small School State. 

Brewers eliminated by Braves with 5-4 loss

A Freddy Freeman eighth-inning solo home run off closer Josh Hader gave the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 lead to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series.  The Braves won the series 3-1 and overcame two, two-run deficits in game four to move on to the championship series.  

 

The Brewers broke a 23-inning scoreless streak in the top of the fourth scoring two runs on RBI singles by Omar Narvaez and Lorenzo Cain.  Atlanta then came right back to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth inning.

 

Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer in the top of the fifth to give the Brewers a 4-2 lead, only to see the Braves come back again to tie up the game off lefty reliever Aaron Ashby.

 

Both bullpen then held the offenses in check until Freeman's decisive blast in the eighth inning. 

 

Eric Lauer started for the Brewers giving up two runs and four hits over 3-2/3 innings.  Hader (0-1) took the loss while Braves' closer Will Smith picked up his third save of the series to seal the victory for the Braves,  striking out Christian Yelich to end the game.  

Fourth's time the charm in Packers win

Mason Crosby's streak is no more, but he finally hit the game-winning field goal in the Green Bay Packers' 25-22 victory Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

The Bengals got on the board first during their final possession of the first quarter on a four-yard run by Samaje Perine. The Packers would answer on consecutive drives in the second quarter on an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass, a Crosby field goal, and a touchdown pass to Davante Adams. Down 16-7, the Bengals' Joe Burrow found Ja'Marr Chase for a 70-yard strike to narrow the lead to 16-14 at the break.

 

The Packers would only be able to muster a pair of field goals the rest of the way while Joe Mixon tied the game on a rushing score to help the Bengals tie the game with just under 3:30 remaining.

 

Crosby and Evan McPherson would take turns missing field goals the rest of the way until the Packers veteran knocked in his final attempt from 49 yards out to win the game. The game-winning field goal was set up on a pair of completions to Marcedes Lewis and Randall Cobb.

 

The Packers' road trip continues next Sunday when they play at Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears.

Brewers search for offense in Atlanta

The Milwaukee Brewers hope to find their bats in Atlanta Monday as they face the Braves just after the noon hour on Monday.

 

A Rowdy Tellez homer in the seventh inning represents the only runs the Brewers scored during the series' first two games. The Brewers have mustered 11 hits so far this series, the same number of the Braves who have not fared much better offensively.

 

Freddy Peralta and Ian Anderson will face each other at 12:07 p.m. with the loser being put on the brink when the two teams meet each other Tuesday in Atlanta at 4:07 p.m. 

Brewers fall to Braves in game two

The Milwaukee Brewers could not muster any key hits Saturday afternoon and fell to the Atlanta Braves in game two 3-0 at American Family Field.

 

Braves starter Max Fried shut down the Brewers for six innings allowing only three hits and striking out nine to pick up the win.

 

The Brewers did manage to get the first two batters on base the last three innings, but the Braves bullpen was able to get out of the jams without giving up any runs.  Former Brewer Lee Smith got the final three outs, including a game-ending ground ball double play by Luke Maile, to pick up the save. 

 

Brewer Brandon Woodruff again got no offensive support going six innings.  He gave up three runs, including a home run to Austin Riley, to take the hard-luck loss.

 

The best-of-five series is now tied 1-1 with games three and four to be played in Atlanta.  Monday's game is set for a 12:07 pm first pitch.  

Wisconsin blanks Illinois 24-0

The Wisconsin Badgers got back on the winning track on Saturday with a 24-0 shutout of the Illinois Illini in Champaign.  Playing against former Coach Bret Bielema, the Badgers rolled over the Illini with a dominant running game. 

 

Leading 10-0 at halftime, the Badgers put two more scores on the board in the third quarter to put the game away. 

 

Rushing for 391 yards, the Badgers reestablished the running attack they have struggled with most of this year.

 

Running Back Chez Melusi led the way with 146 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown.  Braelon Allen added 131 yards on 18 carries and one score as well. 

 

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz completed 10 of 19 passes for 100 yards.

 

The Badger defense contained the Illini offense all day, limiting the Illinois offense to just 93 yards.

Wisconsin (1-2, 2-3 overall) will now return home to play next Saturday night against Army with kickoff set for 7pm.   

Tellez homer gives Brewers series lead

A folk hero in the making gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-1 win and 1-0 series lead over its city's former suitors the Atlanta Braves.

 

Corbin Burnes sparkled through his six innings of work, striking out six and limiting the Braves to just two hits and no runs. Charlie Morton was well on his way to matching Burnes with six innings of solid work and striking out. It was Morton however that served up the two-run blast by Rowdy Tellez in the seventh inning that proved to be just enough for the Brewers. The Braves would scratch across a run in the eighth, but Josh Hader was able to close the door in the ninth to earn the save.

 

The Brewers and Braves are back at it Saturday at 5:07 p.m.

Gamblers Bounce Back With a 6-3 Victory

The Green Bay Gamblers (2-2) bounced back against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (1-3) 6-3 Friday night at the Resch Center. The Gamblers were white-hot to start the game, scoring 5 goals in the opening period, including a hat trick from Jackson Hallum (5) to set the tone early. Cedar Rapids would try to make a comeback, scoring once in the second period and then twice in the third. However, Hallum would seal the game for the Gamblers on an empty-net goal with just under 30 seconds left in the contest.

 

Hallum was the star of the show, scoring 4 goals total including his first-period hat trick. Other goal scorers include Owen Murray (1) and John Mittelstadt (2). The Gamblers distributed the puck well, with Tim Delay (1) and Murray (2) contributing 1 assist each while Jared Crespo (3) registered 2 assists of his own. In net, Aaron Randazzo went all 60 minutes, saving 26 of 29 shots in the win.

 

Green Bay will play the Dubuque Fighting Saints (2-0) in Dubuque Saturday, October 8, at the Mystique Ice Center.

 

The Gamblers return to the Resch Center on Friday, October 22nd.  

 

 

Gamblers welcome RoughRiders on 103.3 The Clipper

The Green Bay Gamblers will look to snap an early two-game losing streak when they welcome the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders to the Resch Center on Friday night.

 

The Gamblers were able to notch the first goal in last week's game against Dubuque to cue the teddy bears from the stands. The Fighting Saints would storm back, scoring seven unanswered goals for a 7-1 victory. 

 

The RoughRiders are in similar straits, splitting their pair of games at the USHL Fall Classic before being shut out at Waterloo 3-0 last weekend. The team was on hiatus for the 2020-2021 campaign after a windstorm ripped a giant hole in the side of their arena, leaving the RoughRiders without a home.

 

Due to a scheduling conflict with Southern Door Football, Tobin Meyer will have the call of Friday's Gamblers game on 103.3 The Clipper and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

DC United swim team stays undefeated

The Door County United Girls High School swim team remains undefeated, beating Pulaski 108 to 74 in conference swimming Thursday evening. The meet was held at the Door County YMCA with Parent’s Night being celebrated.

 

The varsity team took first place in every event. with the trio of Christy Braun (SBHS), Cassie Rankin (Sev), and Julia Michalski (SBHS) leading the way with individual points, and Danica Neville (SDHS), and Sanya Wienke (SBHS) helping the team to victory. The DCU swim team will now travel to Marinette on Tuesday to compete in one of two remaining conference duo meets for the season. 

Packers in the thick of adding defensive starters

The Green Bay Packers were connected to plenty of stories on Wednesday involving defensive stars in the league.

 

Internally, there is still no news on the severity of Jaire Alexander's injured shoulder. He had to leave Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after using his shoulder primarily to make a tackle. Head coach Matt LaFleur said they are still getting opinions on the injury, going as far as saying Alexander could miss the entire season if surgery is required.

 

The Packers did sign cornerback Rasul Douglas off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad. A third-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, Douglas has recorded 178 tackles, 34 passes defended and five interceptions in 60 regular-season games with 29 starts. He is a consolation prize for what many Packers fans were hoping for when Stephon Gilmore was going to be reportedly released by the New England Patriots. Davante Adams was openly trying to recruit Gilmore after he reportedly told people he was interested in playing with the Packers. The Patriots opted to not release Gilmore, instead trading him to the Carolina Panthers for a sixth-round draft pick.

 

The NFL Network is reporting the Packers are close to signing linebacker Jaylon Smith from the Dallas Cowboys. He has 19 tackles in four games so far this year two years after signing a big extension with the Cowboys. The acquisition could become official as soon as today.

Start times announced for NLDS

You might have to leave work early to catch the Milwaukee Brewers' first two games of the National League Divisional Series this week.

 

Major League Baseball announced on Monday the times for all of the divisional series matchups, including the Brewers' matchup against the Atlanta Braves. TBS will provide exclusive live coverage of the NLDS. with the first two games taking place Friday, Oct. 8 at 3:37 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9 at 4:07 p.m. Available tickets for Game 1 on Friday, Oct. 8 and Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 9 are limited to Standing Room or Obstructed View.

 

Friday will mark the first time the Braves have played a postseason game in Milwaukee since they left the city in the late 1950s.

Swept in L.A., Brewers look ahead to NLDS

The Milwaukee Brewers will get a chance to rest for a few days after a rough final week of the season including a 10-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

Facing a Dodgers team with plenty to play for entering Sunday, the Brewers utilized eight pitchers and most of their bench players in the loss. Avisail Garcia did get things going for the Brewers with an RBI double in the fourth inning. It was the fifth inning that doomed the Brewers when the Dodgers scored six runs including a grand slam by Trea Turner. Matt Beaty's RBI single gave the Dodgers an insurance run in the bottom of sixth. The Brewers would add a pair in the eighth when Rowdy Tellez and Eduardo Escobar hit RBI doubles in the eighth inning, only to have it erased in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run homer by Beaty.

 

The Brewers will welcome the Atlanta Braves for game one of the NLDS on Friday. The Braves will send Charlie Morton to the mound against an undetermined starter for the Brewers.

Packers defeat Steelers for third consecutive win

The Green Bay Packers scored 17 points in the second quarter to take control of the game Sunday, as they prevailed over the Pittsburg Steelers at Lambeau Field 27-17.

 

The Steelers opened the scoring on a 45-yard touchdown strike from Ben Roethlisberger to Diontae Johnson with 10:04 left in the first quarter.  A four-yard run by Aaron Rodgers early in the second quarter and a 23-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb with 10:55 left in the half gave the Packers the lead for good.

 

Chris Boswell and Mason Crosby hit field goals to close out the first-half scoring, as the Packers took a 17-10 lead into halftime.  The Packers benefited from a huge offside penalty that negated a blocked field goal by Pittsburg that was returned for a touchdown right before intermission.

 

The second half saw the Packers extend the lead to 27-10 on another Crosby field goal and Cobb’s second TD reception from one yard out.  Pittsburg would score once more, but it was not enough as the Packers improved to 3-1. 

 

Rodgers was 20/36 for 248 yards and two touchdowns with one rushing touchdown.  A. J. Dillon led the rushing attack with 15 carries for 81 yards and Randall Cobb had his biggest game since returning to the Packers with five receptions for 69 yards and two scores. 

 

The Packers will now look to get healthy, as starting defensive backs Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage were forced to leave the game with injuries and did not return to play.  Green Bay will travel next Sunday to Cincinnati to take on the 3-1 Bengals who defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21. 

Gamblers fall hard in opener to Saints on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers got the fur to fly but not much else in a 7-1 loss to the Dubuque Fighting Saints Saturday night.

 

Nicholas VanTassell scored the goal that prompted the teddy bear toss just seven minutes into the game. The Saints would score approximately 30 seconds later and not let up the rest of the game, scoring two more times in the first period, three times in the second, and once in the third. Tristan Lemyre was the big scorer on the evening for the Saints, registering a goal and three assists. Nine other players would tally at least one point in the game. 

Packers return home to face Steelers

The Green Bay Packers look to make it three wins in a row when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon.

 

The Packers are fresh off a thrilling victory in the Bay Area when they knocked off the San Francisco 49ers on a walk-off field goal by Mason Crosby. The Steelers struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 24-10 loss. 


Sunday's game marks the first time since Super Bowl XLV that Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers have faced off in a game. Rodgers was nursing injuries in the teams' previous two meetings. 

 

Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m.

Badgers blasted by Michigan

The Wisconsin Badgers suffered another fourth-quarter collapse for the second week in a row with a 38-17 loss to the Michigan Wolverines.  A more physical and aggressive Michigan defense caused problems for Wisconsin's offensive line all game long.  

Playing before a huge crowd of Badger faithful at Camp Randall, Wisconsin fell behind 10-0 early in the second quarter as Michigan took advantage of Badger turnovers.  Trailing 13-3, the Badgers pulled close at halftime by scoring on an 18-yard pass from Graham Mertz to Chimere Dike in the final seconds. 

 

Mertz was forced to leave the game with a chest injury after a big hit early in the third quarter and did not return to the game. 

 

Michigan extended their lead with a J.J. McCarthy one-yard run with 8:26 left in the third quarter and never looked back.

 

The Wolverines added a field goal and two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to salt the victory away.

 

Badger quarterback Chase Wolf hit Clay Cundiff from 25 yards out with only :07 left, but it was not nearly enough as Wisconsin fell hard for the second consecutive week and are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten.  The Badgers will look to get on the winning track next week as they travel to Illinois to take the Illini coached by former UW coach Brett Bielema.

Gamblers open home slate with Teddy Bear Toss on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will open their Resch Center residency in 2021 with their time-honored tradition of the Teddy Bear Toss against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

 

The Gamblers opened their season last weekend in Pittsburgh for the USHL Fall Classic. They went 1-1-0 with a 5-2 win over Waterloo and a 6-2 loss to Des Moines.  The Fighting Saints went 1-0-1 in the same season-opening showcase. The Fighting Saints beat the Gamblers 7-4 at the Resch Center earlier this season as a part of an exhibition. 

 

Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to throw onto the ice in support of local causes. It is the first of two teddy bear toss games this season.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU, 1041WRLU.com, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning  at 7 p.m.

 

 

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