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Sports News Archives for 2021-11

Campbell placed on COVID-19 list

The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that linebacker De"Vondre Campbell has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.  

 

Due to the NFL and players union agreement, clubs are not allowed to comment on a player's medical status.  When a player is placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, he has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. 

 

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Campbell tested positive to COVID-19.

 

The Packers are on a bye week, so it is possible that Campbell could be back on the field in time for the Chicago Bear game on December 12 if he recovers from his symptoms.

Brewers quiet ahead of the non-tender deadline

Millions of dollars were thrown around MLB on Monday, but the Milwaukee Brewers were not a part of any of it.

 

The only move linked to the Brewers is not even official yet. FanSided’s Robert Murray and Brewers.com's Adam McCalvy are reporting that the Brewers were in agreement with catcher Brett Sullivan on a one-year Major League contract. If it goes official after his physical, it would give the Brewers a third catcher to replace Manny Pina. 

 

The move comes on a day when Max Scherzer reportedly signed with the New York Mets for over $40 million a year for three year and Corey Seager appears to have agreed to a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers.

 

Tuesday is the last day of the non-tender deadline with a lockout looming on December 1st.

Bucks look to sign big man after win

The Milwaukee Bucks won their game over the Indiana Pacers Sunday 118-100, but their bigger victory could come later in the day on Monday.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points and collected 13 rebounds while Jrue Holiday chipped in another 23 in the Bucks' seventh straight victory after a slow start to the season. Four other Bucks players also reached double figures in the victory while Caris LeVert led the Pacers with 23 points. The Bucks were able to put distance between them and the Pacers in the third quarter, extending a five point halftime lead to 16.

 

Both Antetokounmpo and coach Mike Budenholzer both lamented the void left by Brook Lopez, who has been out for much of their season because of a back injury. They may just get their wish for a new big man on Monday as multiple reports are connecting the Bucks with former All-Star center Demarcus Cousins. He could be in place before the Bucks' next game on Wednesday against Charlotte.  

Packers capture key win ahead of bye

The Green Bay Packers were able to make the plays they had to have when needed in their 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers struck first after recovering a Rams fumble in the first quarter thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run by Aaron Rodgers. After Mason Crosby kicked a field goal to start the second quarter, Matt Stafford connected with Van Jefferson from 76 yards out to make it 10-7. The two teams would trade field goals and touchdowns the rest of the second quarter to make it 20-17 at the break.

 

The Packers controlled the ball for much of the third quarter with A.J. Dillon catching a Rodgers pass to conclude a drive that took almost eight minutes off the clock. They would also tack on a Crosby field goal and a pick-six interception return by Rasul Douglas to put the Packers up 36-17. The Rams would score 10 points in the fourth quarter, but the Packers came up with stops when they needed to hold onto the win despite seeing Darnell Savage and Randall Cobb get injured and Rodgers limp off the field with more issues with his broken toe.

 

The Packer will have the bye week to get healthy before returning to action on December 12th for Sunday night football against the Bears.

Phoenix men dominate Superior

The U.W.-Green Bay Phoenix rolled to an easy 77-48 win over the Wis.-Superior Yellow Jackets Saturday night in Green Bay for their first win of the season.

 

The Phoenix were led by forward Emmanuel Ansong who scored 14 and added seven rebounds.  Cem Kirciman tallied 12 points and Lucas Stieber contributed ten more as U.W-Green Bay took a 40-31 into halftime and never looked back.

 

The Phoenix outscored the Yellow Jackets by twenty points  in the second half to pull away for the win.  

 

U.W.-Green Bay (1-5) will now host Robert Morris next Thursday at the Resch Center.

Badgers fall to Minnesota 23-13, lose axe and title chance

The Wisconsin Badgers could not muster much offense against the Minnesota Gophers Saturday, as the Gophers outplayed the Badgers and claimed the Paul Bunyan Axe while denying Wisconsin the Big West Division title. 

 

The Badgers offense could not find the end zone and freshman standout Braelon Allen was held to 47 yards on 17 carries as the Minnesota defense stifled Wisconsin’s running game. 

 

Scott Nelson returned an interception 25 yards to give the Badgers a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter, but the game turned on a third quarter interception by Minnesota’s Just Walley who outbattled Kendric Pryor for the ball and set up a Gopher’s touchdown two plays later. 

 

This is the second time in four years that Minnesota defeated Wisconsin after 14 straight losses.  Wisconsin now will await a bowl invitation, after losing an opportunity to play Michigan in the Big Ten Championship game.  Iowa will now represent the Big Ten East against the Wolverines who beat Ohio State 42-27 on Saturday to claim the Big Ten West.

Packers host Rams in NFC showdown

In a rematch of the NFC divisional playoff game last year, the Green Bay Packers (8-3) will play host the Los Angeles Rams (7-3) in a battle between teams looking to get back on the winning track.   The Packers are coming off a 34-31 loss the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, while the Rams were crushed by the San Francisco 49ers 31-10 prior to their bye week.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is battling a toe injury, and the Packers will be without key starters as they look to upend a star-studded lineup of Rams who made moves to upgrade their roster prior to the trading deadline. 

The Rams field elite pass rushers in Von Miller and Leonard Floyd, as well as all-pro Aaron Donald with a formidable defensive line that will pose a challenge to a thin offensive line for the Packers, who lost Elgton Jenkins to a season-ending ACL injury last week.

Kickoff is set for 3:25 pm from Lambeau Field with temperatures expected to be in the in the low 30s at game time.

Big second period breaks Gamblers' losing streak on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers scored three times in the second period to break their 0-for-November streak, beating Team USA 5-2 at the Resch Center Friday night. 

 

The Gamblers were down two to nothing in the first period when Cameron VanSickle cut the lead in half with a goal to make it 2-1. The Gamblers broke the game open in the decisive second period with Cameron Lund, VanSickle, and Matt Deboer scoring to make it 4-2 at the end of two.  In the closing moments of the game, Alex Servango added his own goal on the empty net.  Rastislav Elias secured the victory with 22 saves on 24 shots.

 

The Gamblers and Team USA battle again at 7:05 p.m. at the Resch Center on Saturday. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Phoenix outlast Cowgirls

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team secured their first win over a Power Five opponent in nearly two years Friday, beating Oklahoma State 57-54 in Las Vegas. 

 

Hailey Oskey led the way with 14 points scored while Sydney Levy chipped in 11 points. The Phoenix nearly saw their double-digit leads disappear twice in the second half only to see their bench fight off the Cowgirls challenge.  Friday's victory was coach Kevin Borseth's 750th career win which spans stops at Michigan Tech, Michigan, and two separate stints at UW-Green Bay.  The Phoenix return to action in Las Vegas at 3 p.m. when they battle SMU. 

 

The Phoenix men will play at home on Saturday against UW-Superior.

Gamblers open weekend set against Team USA on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will get their first look at the national team this Friday and Saturday at the Resch Center.

 

It will be the U-17 squad that makes this trip, which recently just wrapped up a couple of weeks of international play. The Gamblers have struggled in the month of November, but they hope to use their size advantage and their improving puck possession skills to keep the puck away from the younger Team USA.

 

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

 

Gamblers lose to Fighting Saints on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers' struggles continued Wednesday night at the Resch Center, falling to the Dubuque Fighting Saints 7-4.

 

It was 4-0 before the Gamblers got on the scoreboard in the second period when Matt Deboer scored his fourth goal of the season on the power play.  John Mittelstadt cut the lead in half just five minutes later when he scored his sixth goal of the season.

 

With the score 5-2 in the third period, Alex Servagno scored a pair of goals to make it a one-goal game with nine minutes remaining. Kenny Connors took the drama out of it for the Fighting Saints, scoring the game's final two goals including an empty netter.

 

The Gamblers look to snap their losing streak on Friday when Team USA U-17's come to town. Tobin Meyer will broadcast the game on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Gamblers look to break losing streak on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope to lean on their pre-Thanksgiving crowd Wednesday when they play the Dubuque Fighting Saints at the Resch Center.

 

After getting off to a strong start, the Gamblers 0-for-November, including a 7-2 loss to Youngstown in their first home of the month. The Fighting Saints have not fared much better after beating Waterloo 5-1 on November 5th, going 0-4 the rest of the way.

 

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

 

 

Win as easy as 1-2-3 for Bucks Monday

The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Orlando Magic by 40 points in the first half alone to cruise to the easy 123-92 home victory.

 

The Bucks' 77-36 lead at the break was not just their biggest halftime lead in franchise history, it was also Orlando's biggest deficit at the end of the first two quarters as well ever. The lead would grow to more than 50 points, but the Magic were able to chip away at the lead in the fourth quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton each scored 12 points in limited work while Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 18 points. Patrick Connaughton scored 17 points off the bench as seven different Bucks players registered double figures.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Wednesday when they play the Detroit Pistons.

Packers lose Jenkins to injury, cut Redmond

The Green Bay Packers are a couple of players lighter after a pair of personnel decisions on Monday.

 

Head Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed on Monday the Packers lost offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins for the season after he tore his ACL during Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It is unknown when David Bakhtiari could return to the lineup to fill the void at left tackle. As of right now, that duty will likely fall to second-year lineman Yosh Nijman. The Packers are also wondering when rookie center Josh Meyers will return to his role. 

 

The Packers also announced Monday that they have released safety Will Redmond.  He played in 31 games with five starts during the regular season as well as four postseason contests since joining Green Bay in 2018.

Phoenix men swept in St. Petersburg

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team will just have to treat its trip to St. Petersburg, Fla. as a learning experience after losing their third game in the Jersey Mike's Classic to Weber State 68-58.

 

Leading the way for the Phoenix was Emmanuel Ansong, who had 12 points and nine rebounds. Other players registering double figures were Cade Meyer (11 points) and Japannah Kellogg III  (10 points and seven rebounds). The Phoenix actually outrebounded the Wildcats 39-31, but they could not score efficiently enough to take advantage as the shot on 38 percent from the field including 23 percent from behind the arc. Donovan Ivory was named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game across its three contests.

 

The Phoenix men will next play on Saturday at the Kress Center against UW-Superior.

Packers fall short in wild fourth quarter

The Green Bay Packers made a comeback of sorts in the second half but still lost to the Minnesota Vikings in walk-off fashion Sunday in Minneapolis 34-31.

 

After Mason Crosby converted on the game's first three points, the Vikings scored 16 unanswered points including a Dalvin Cook rushing score and a Kirk Cousins touchdown pass to Adam Thielen. Aaron Rodgers would connect with Josiah Deguara to make it 16-10 at the break.

 

The Packers and the Vikings would host an air show in the second half with Rodgers and Cousins combining for five touchdown passes, with Davante Adams and Justin Jefferson each hauling in a pair of scores. Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 75-yard touchdown after the Vikings scored their own touchdown, but it left too much time on the clock as Minnesota was able to march down the field to kick the game-winning field goal.

 

The Packers will return to Lambeau on Sunday to face the Los Angeles Rams.  

Phoenix women right ship versus Wright State

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team used a big first half to get past Wright State Saturday afternoon 78-67.

 

The Phoenix outscored the Raiders 49-32 after the first two quarters to put some distance between the two squads in the second half. The lead was made possible by a 14-0 run in the first quarter and a 12-0 stretch in the second stanza. The Phoenix led by as much as 21 points in the fourth quarter before the Raiders were able to narrow the lead in the end.  Hailey Oskey led the way with 21 points for the Phoenix while Brooklyn Blackburn reached a career-high with 15 points. Destyne Jackson led the Raiders in scoring with 17 points. Three others scored double figures.

 

The Phoenix women head to Las Vegas for a tournament where they will face Oklahoma State and SMU.

 

The Phoenix men play again Sunday afternoon where they will face Weber State in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Gamblers suffer rough homecoming on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers found themselves down 3-0 after one period and never recovered in its 7-2 loss to the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

Will Staring was able to get the Gamblers on the board less than five minutes into the second period, but the Phantoms responded with two more goals. The Phantoms would lead 7-1 before the Gamblers would score again when Cameron Lund took a pass from Jackson Hallum for his fifth goal of the season. 

 

Rastislav Elias took the loss for the Gamblers, stopping 29 of the 36 shots he faced. Three players had multiple point nights for the Phantoms, including three points from Kyle Bettens on a goal and two assists.

 

The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center and on 104.1 WRLU on Wednesday night when they host Dubuque for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. 

Phoenix women look to bounce back against Wright State

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team hope to put their loss to Northern Kentucky in the rear-view mirror when Wright State visits the Kress Center on Saturday afternoon. 

 

The Phoenix women just could never come all the way back in its 61-52 loss to Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center. The Norse would build leads of nine to 12 points, only to have the Phoenix whittle away at them. The Norse's defense clamped down on the Phoenix, allowing them to only shoot 30 percent from the field as they would rebuild their leads.  Hailey Oskey led the Phoenix with19 points while Maddy Schreiber added 11 points off the bench. Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz scored six points and collected six rebounds in the loss. The Raiders lost to Milwaukee 58-47 on Thursday.

 

The tip is set for 1 p.m.

Gamblers return home to face Phantoms on 104.1 WRLU

After waiting out the likes of the WIAA State Volleyball Tournament, Jim Gaffigan, and Trans Siberian Orchestra, the Green Bay Gamblers will be able to take the ice at the Resch Center Saturday night to face the Youngstown Phantoms.

 

The Gamblers went 0-3-1 away from the Resch Center during their road trip. That includes a pair of two-goal decisions to the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders last weekend. Cameron Lund scored two goals and Damien Carfagna tallied three assists in their 5-3 loss on Saturday.  The Phantoms split their four games this month, taking one a piece from Madison and Muskegon.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com for the 7:05 p.m. puck drop.

 

 

Packers' injury report reads long

There were plenty of players missing from Thursday's practice for the Green Bay Packers ahead of their divisional showdown with the Minnesota Vikings.

 

David Bakhtiari, Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Allen Lazard, Malik Taylor, and Marcedes Lewis all sat out of practice on Thursday, though Rodgers said he would be playing on Sunday regardless and Lewis was out only for veterans' rest. You can see the rest of the injury report below:

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS (PLAYER, POSITION, INJURY, STATUS)

Davante Adams, WR Shoulder LP FP    
David Bakhtiari, T Knee DNP DNP    
Dominique Dafney, TE Hamstring FP FP    
Rashan Gary, LB Elbow LP LP    
Aaron Jones, RB Knee DNP DNP    
Kingsley Keke, DL Concussion LP LP    
Kevin King, CB Groin/Shoulder LP LP    
Allen Lazard, WR Shoulder DNP DNP    
Aaron Rodgers, QB Toe DNP DNP    
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR Ankle FP FP    
Eric Stokes, CB Knee/Thumb FP FP    
Malik Taylor, WR Abdomen DNP DNP    
Marcedes Lewis, TE NIR - Vet Rest (Not Listed) DNP    
Darnell Savage, S Ankle (Not Listed) LP    
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR Hip (Not Listed) LP

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Mackensie Alexander, CB NIR DNP (Not Listed)    
Anthony Barr, LB Knee LP LP    
Garrett Bradbury, C NIR LP (Not Listed)    
Bashaud Breeland, CB Groin LP LP    
Chris Herndon, TE NIR DNP (Not Listed)    
Blake Lynch, LB Hamstring FP (Not Listed)    
Brian O'Neill, T NIR DNP (Not Listed)    
Harrison Smith, S NIR LP (Not Listed)    
Adam Thielen, WR Heel/Achilles FP FP    
D.J. Wonnum, DE NIR DNP (Not Listed)    
Ryan Connelly, LB NIR (Not Listed) LP    
Wyatt Davis, G Ankle (Not Listed) LP

 

In other Packers news, the organization has reportedly sold over 110 shares of stock, which is good for $36.7 million. They made 300,000 shares at $300 a share available earlier this week. It is not like a common stock that pays dividends or can be resold. The money raised will go towards future stadium projects.

Phoenix teams struggle to close out games, men back in action Friday

The opportunities were there, but neither Green Bay Phoenix basketball team were able to capture success in their games on Thursday.

 

In a Friday afternoon matinee at the Jersey Mike's Classic in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Phoenix men saw a halftime lead slip away as UNC-Greensboro hit a game-winning layup to steal the game 60-58. Newcomer Donovan Ivory led the Phoenix with 19 points including a trio of three-pointers while Manny Ansong chipped in another 11 points. The Phoenix men are back in action Friday night as they face Florida International at 7 p.m.

 

The Phoenix women just could never come all the way back in its 61-52 loss to Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center. The Norse would build leads of nine to 12 points, only to have the Phoenix whittle away at them. The Norse's defense clamped down on the Phoenix, allowing them to only shoot 30 percent from the field as they would rebuild their leads.  Hailey Oskey led the Phoenix with19 points while Maddy Schreiber added 11 points off the bench. Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz scored six points and collected six rebounds in the loss. The Phoenix women play again Saturday at home against Wright State.

Packers stock to be sold Tuesday

Your chance to become an owner of the Green Bay Packers will come again Tuesday morning.

 

The organization will offer 300,000 shares at $300 apiece beginning at 8 a.m. Sales are limited to persons in the United States, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, subject to completing regulatory processes in certain states. You can also only buy up to 200 shares per the team's by-laws. 

 

People buying stock in the Packers should know that they cannot transfer or sell their shares and they will not receive dividends like they would have if they own common stock in a company.

 

Funds raised through the stock sale can only be used towards stadium and facility improvements. Packers CEO Mark Murphy recently said the team is looking at upgrading its video boards in the near future.

Winter sports begin in earnest Monday; first girls' basketball games Tuesday

It only took two minutes and 14 seconds to officially close the book on the fall sports season and to officially start the winter season for all high school sports.

 

That was how long it took Door County United's Christy Braun to finish her swim in the 200 individual medley to register to secure the spot as the 25th fastest swimmer in the event in Wisconsin. 

 

Monday marked the first day of practice for boys' basketball, wrestling,  and boys' swimming and diving. Girls' basketball had a week headstart on everyone else and could have started games on Monday. The area's teams decided to take an extra day to practice before some of them start non-conference play on Tuesday. Those games include Luxemburg-Casco hosting Kewaunee, Southern Door playing at home against Shiocton, and Algoma welcoming Ashwaubenon. NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com will have full previews of those matchups on Tuesday. 

Bucks fall to Hawks for second straight loss

A motivated Atlanta Hawks team cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday, toppling their Eastern Conference rivals 120-100 at the State Farm Center.

 

Trae Young led the Hawks with 42 points and narrowly missed a triple-double with 10 assists and eight rebounds. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Hawks. A day after missing a game because he sprained his ankle, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a 26-point performance. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Grayson Allen added 18 points in the loss.

 

The Bucks will get some of their fire power back when they welcome the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday to kick off a five-game homestand. That is when Khris Middleton is scheduled to come off the COVID-19 list after missing the last week-plus.

Dillon scores twice in Packers win

The man running for Mayor of Door County had a big second half as the Green Bay Packers shut out the Seattle Seahawks 17-0 in front of over 78,000 people at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon.

 

Despite the Packers more than doubling up the Seahawks on yards (201-86) and time of possession (20:14-9:46), the Packers were only able to muster one made field goal in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead into the break. The Packers' special teams woes continued on Sunday with a missed field goal in the first quarter.

 

The Packers' defense halted a pair of drives in the second half with Adrian Amos intercepting one pass in the third quarter and Kevin King taking away one in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks' answered in the third quarter with the Packers driving by intercepting an Aaron Rodgers pass in the endzone. Packers running back AJ Dillion had to take the load in the second half after Rodgers grew fatigued following his bout with COVID-19 and the MCL injury to Aaron Jones. He filled in admirably, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away for the Packers. It was the first time former Badgers star and current Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had been shut out in his career.

 

The Packers return to action next Sunday when they visit U.S. Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings at noon.

Rodgers activated as Packers host Seahawks

The Green Bay Packers will have starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers back in the line up on Sunday as they play the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field in an NFC showdown.  

 

Rodgers was activated off the COVID-19 list on Saturday to play on Sunday after remaining asymptomatic and passing all NFL protocols in order to return.  

 

The Packers (7-2) are coming off a 13-7 road loss to the  Kansas City Chiefs with Jordan Love filling in for Rodgers.  

 

Seattle (3-5) are in third place of the NFC West and coming off a bye week after blowing out the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-7.  Russell Wilson will be starting at QB after missing a month from a right middle finger injury that required surgery. 

 

Kick off is set for 3:25 pm at Lambeau Field.

Gamblers fall to Cedar Rapids

The Green Bay Gamblers fell to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Saturday on the ice for the second consecutive night, this time dropping the match 5-3.

 

After being shutout on Friday night, the Gamblers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Cameron Lund and Gregory Spitznagel.  Cedar Rapids responded with three goals in the second period before Lund scored his second goal at the 2:15 mark of the third period to tie the game.   The RoughRiders then scored less than a minute later and added a goal late to seal the victory.

 

Aaron Randazzo had 30 saves in the net for the Gamblers, as Cedar Rapids outshot the Gamblers 35 to 15. 

Badgers roll over Northwestern

The Wisconsin Badgers kept their Big Ten West championship hopes alive with a 35-7 rout of the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.  

 

Freshman Braelon  Allen led the Badgers with 173 yards in rushing and three touchdowns, while Graham Mertz threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns as the Badgers cruised to an easy victory.  

 

The Badgers scored 21 points in the second quarter and the Wildcats threw four interceptions over the course of the game to leave little doubt of the final outcome.

 

Wisconsin's defense held Northwestern to 239 total yards and the Wildcats only scored on a fumble returned for a touchdown by their defense in the fourth quarter.

 

Wisconsin (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) will now host Nebraska next Saturday on Senior Day. 

Phoenix women look to avoid Dakota sweep

The Green Bay Phoenix women's team is hoping their first game at home this season can help lead to a win against North Dakota State Saturday afternoon.

 

The Bison are coming off a season-opening 69-58 win at Milwaukee while the Phoenix lost to South Dakota State Tuesday 70-49. The Phoenix lost their last matchup to the Bison last year 80-66, but hold a 5-2 series advantage overall including a 72-49 win in their last Kress Center matchup in 2012. 

 

Tip is set for 1 p.m.

Gamblers silenced in Cedar Rapids

The Green Bay Gamblers' offense was held in check Friday night in their first of two games against Cedar Rapids, losing the game 2-0.

 

The Rough Riders were able to muster single tallies in the second and third periods, registered by Cole Burtch and Zaccharya Wisdom. 

 

Aaron Randazzo took the loss for the Gamblers, making 26 saves on 28 shots. Jackson Hallum, who scored four goals in the Gamblers' first matchup against the Rough Riders, led the team with four shots taken.

 

The two teams meet again Saturday night at 7:05 p.m.

Badgers double up Phoenix at home

The Wisconsin Badgers continued their dominance of their in-state foe Friday night, defeating the Green Bay Phoenix 72-34.

 

The Badgers saw Brad Davison, Jonathan Davis, and Steven Crowl reach double figures on the evening with Crowl scoring 18 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Much like the Badgers have been able to do against their in-state rivals from mid-major conferences, they dominated in the paint with 32 points scored. They also forced the Phoenix into 13 turnovers, many of which in the first half where the Badgers were able to build a 39-15 halftime lead. The Badgers led by more than 40 points in the second half before both teams used the blowout as an opportunity to explore their depth. No Phoenix player scored more than six points in the contest. Cem Kirciman and Tutu Majok led the Phoenix with five points in the loss. 

 

The Phoenix play UNC Greensboro and the Badgers play Providence in their next games respectively. In more Green Bay basketball action, the Phoenix women open their home slate Saturday with a matinee against North Dakota State.

Bucks look to continue winning streak against Celtics

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to play a full 48 minutes against the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

 

The Bucks nearly blew a 24 point lead at Madison Square Garden earlier this week, but a near triple-double by Giannis Antetokounmpo and hot shooting from Patrick Connaughton led them past the New York Knicks 112-100. Led by Jayson Tatum, the Celtics got revenge against the Toronto Raptors with a 104-88 home win on Wednesday.

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m.

Gamblers hit the road vs. Cedar Rapids

For the second weekend in a row, the Green Bay Gamblers will be out of town for a pair of hockey games.

 

This time both games will be against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, who they beat earlier this season 6-3. Jackson Hallum led the way in that contest, registering a first period hat-trick en route to a four-goal night. The two teams are currently locked in a battle for fifth place in the USHL Eastern Conference with the Rough Riders trailing the Gamblers by one point in the standings. 

 

Both games will take place at 7:05 p.m. in Cedar Rapids.

 

 

Green Bay to face in-state foe Wisconsin

The Green Bay Phoenix and the Wisconsin Badgers will meet in Madison Friday evening for a renewal of their semiannual in-state matchup.

 

The Phoenix are looking for their first win of the season after letting a double-digit lead slip away in the second half against Indiana State, eventually falling 81-77. The Badgers defeated St. Francis College Brooklyn 81-58 on Tuesday. Both teams will look remarkably different from last year's 82-42 blowout win for the Badgers. The Phoenix only has four players total returning from last year's squad while the Badgers have three new starters from its NCAA Tournament team a year ago. The Phoenix are looking for their first win against the Badgers in 11 tries, last beating them at the Resch Center in 2009.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Packers activate Bakhtiari from PUP, ponder other moves

The Green Bay Packers welcomed back one of its mainstays while potentially trying to lure a big-name wide receiver on Wednesday.

 

The organization activated offensive lineman David Bakhtiari off of reserve/physically unable to perform list after he tore his ACL late last season. Wednesday was the deadline for him to come off the list. The injury list for its game against Seattle at home on Sunday still has plenty of big names on it including Kenny Clark, Eric Stokes, and Dean Lowry.

 

The Packers were also tied to reports that they may try to sign wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. After being granted his release from the Cleveland Browns, the Packers and two other teams are reportedly the suitors for his services. PackersNews.com reports the organization offered the wideout the veterans' minimum of just over $1 million.

Connaughton plays long ball in win over Knicks

Pat Connaughton hit seven three-pointers to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the New York Knicks 112-100 Wednesday night.

 

The Bucks needed every one of those three-pointers too as they nearly blew a 24 point lead a week after losing a contest where they had a 21 point lead against the same Knicks team. Connaughton and Grayson Allen hit five three-pointers in the final minutes to reopen the lead they lost to win the game. Connaughton led the Bucks with 23 points while Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 15 points. Antetokounmpo nearly had a triple-double as he also collected 15 rebounds and eight assists. Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench in the loss for the Knicks.

 

The Bucks continue their East Coast swing Friday night when they face the Boston Celtics.

M-O/NL/PC All Conference Football teams announced, Gibraltar's Lindenberg offensive POY

The post-season awards were announced for the 8-player football in the Eastern Division of the M-O/ Northern Lakes/Packerland Conference on Tuesday.  Gibraltar quarterback Sam Lindenberg was named the Offensive Player of the Year.  The complete all-conference teams are listed below.

 

 

 

M-O / NORTHERN LAKES / PACKERLAND CONFERENCE

2021 ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM

8 - Player East Division

 

1ST TEAM OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Sam Lindenberg                        Gibraltar                        Senior

 

RUNNING BACKS                     SCHOOL                      YEAR  

Logan Shallow                          Lena/STAA                    Senior

Lane Whiting                             Lena/STAA                    Senior

 

OFFENSIVE ENDS                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Grant Vandervest                      Algoma                         Sophomore

Kaden Vardon                           Algoma                         Junior

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Carter Dachelet                         Algoma                         Senior

Blake DeDamos                        Lena/STAA                    Senior

Anthony Seefeldt                      Lena/STAA                    Sophomore

 

PLACEKICKER             SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Ethan Braley                             Lena/STAA                    Junior

 

1ST TEAM DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACKS                 SCHOOL                      YEAR

Sam Marquardt                         Lena/STAA                    Junior

Kaden Vardon                           Algoma                         Senior

 

LINEBACKERS             SCHOOL                      YEAR

Josh Kristof                              Lena/STAA                    Junior

Noah Lukes                               Algoma                         Senior

Alex Valdivia                             Sevastopol                   Senior

 

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR                          

Carter Dachelet                         Algoma                         Senior

Jack Duffy                                Gibraltar                        Junior

Lane Whiting                             Lena/STAA                    Senior

Emmett Tomaszewski                Sevastopol                   Senior

 

PUNTER                                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Lane Whiting                             Lena/STAA                    Senior

 

2ND TEAM OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Sam Marquardt                         Lena/STAA                    Junior

Carter Zimmerman                     Algoma                         Senior

 

RUNNING BACKS                     SCHOOL                      YEAR  

Leyton Haegele                         Algoma                         Junior

 

OFFENSIVE ENDS                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Will Friedenfels                         Gibraltar                        Junior

Braden Sitte                              Gibraltar                        Sophomore

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Mason Bosman                         Sevastopol                   Junior

Jack Duffy                                Gibraltar                        Junior

Chris-Alan Ritchie                      Algoma                         Junior

                          

PLACEKICKER             SCHOOL                      YEAR

Braden Sitte                              Gibraltar                        Sophomore

 

2ND TEAM DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACKS                 SCHOOL                      YEAR

Logan Shallow                          Lena/STAA                    Senior

Braden Sitte                              Gibraltar                        Sophomore

 

LINEBACKERS             SCHOOL                      YEAR

Logan Graef                              Lena/STAA                    Sophomore

Marshall Maltby                         Gibraltar                        Sophomore

Carter Zimmerman                     Algoma                         Senior

 

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR                          

Will Friedenfels                         Gibraltar                        Junior

Caleb Gosse                             Oneida/NL/PA               Senior

Ryan Holub                              Gillett                            Senior

 

PUNTER                                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Emmet Moroney                        Gibraltar                        Junior

 

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK                       SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Jack De Young                         Sevastopol                   Senior

  

OFFENSIVE ENDS                   SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Frankie Ash                               Sevastopol                   Senior

Ben Matzack                             Gillett                            Sophomore

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR              

Marshall Maltby                         Gibraltar                        Sophomore

Emmet Moroney                        Gibraltar                        Junior

 

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE BACKS                 SCHOOL                      YEAR

Joe Misovec                             Oneida/NEW Luth.         Senior

 

LINEBACKERS             SCHOOL                      YEAR

Cooper Cole                             Gibraltar                        Senior

 

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN              SCHOOL                      YEAR

Giuseppe Mercier                      Gibraltar                        Junior

Ben Roman                               Sevastopol                   Junior                                      

 

 

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                SCHOOL                      YEAR               POSITION

Sam Lindenberg                                                Gibraltar                        Senior               Quarterback     

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                SCHOOL                      YEAR               POSITION

Josh Kristof                                                      Lena/STAA                    Junior               Linebacker

 

Badger basketball wins opener over St. Francis-Brooklyn

The Wisconsin Badgers started the 2021-2022 basketball season with a 81-58 win over St. Francis Brooklyn at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night.  

 

The Badgers jumped on the Terriers in the first half doubling up St. Francis Brooklyn 42-21 and cruised the rest of the way for the easy victory.

 

Johnny Davis led UW with 15 points and Steven Crowl added 13 points and eight rebounds, while  Chucky Hepburn poured in 11 points.

 

Wisconsin (1-0) will now host U.W.- Green Bay Phoenix on Friday at 7 pm in the Kohl Center.

Bucks topple Sixers with late run

The Milwaukee Bucks clamped down on the defense in the fourth quarter and came away with a 118-109 road in Philadelphia.  Outscoring the Sixers 27-16 in the final quarter, the Bucks closed out the game on a 9-2 run in the final 2:49.

 

Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 31 points and 16 rebounds while Grayson Allen added 25 points m4aking 5/9 on three-pointers.  Bobby Portis chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds.

 

The Bucks (5-6) will now travel to New York to take on the Knicks (7-4) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night with tip-off at 6:30 pm.  

NFL reportedly fines Packers, Rodgers and Lazard for COVID protocol violations

The NFL has reportedly fined the Green Bay Packers, along with Aaron Rodgers and Allen Lazard for breaking COVID-19 protocols.  Accordingly to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers were fined $300,000, while Rodgers and Lazard face $14,650 in fines.  

The protocols that were broken were established jointly by the NFL and the Players Association. 

The Packers could face stiffer penalties in the future that could mean a loss of draft picks or change in draft position, if any violations happen again.

Bucks honored at White House before game vs. Philly

The Milwaukee Bucks had to make an important stop on Monday before its Tuesday night match-up against the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

The Bucks spent Monday visiting the White House as the Biden Administration hosted the team to celebrate their NBA championship last season. Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke at the event as the Finals MVP and the organization presented President Joe Biden with a personalized Bucks jersey.

 

The Bucks will play in Philadelphia for a matchup against the 76ers, which is coming off a pair of wins against a much improved Chicago Bulls and a loss Monday to the New York Knicks. Both teams are shorthanded thanks to COVID-19 protocols and injuries. The Bucks themselves are coming off a 101-94 loss to the Washington Wizards, the first of their five-game road trip away from the Fiserv Forum. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 29 points and 18 rebounds in the loss. Grayson Allen added 19 points and Bobby Portis chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds. 

 

Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Green Bay basketball teams open regular season

Both the Green Bay Phoenix men's and women's basketball teams will hit the hardwood Tuesday evening for their first regular-season games of the season.

 

The Phoenix men will face Indiana State in its home opener at the Kress Center. The Phoenix struggled in its first season under Will Ryan after the program fired coach Linc Darner and switched offensive systems. As a result, much of the team either transferred or graduated, forcing the Phoenix to welcome eight new players this season. The Sycamores ended their season on a run, but ran into a tough Loyola team in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to end their season with a 15-10 mark. The game tips off at 7 p.m.

 

The Phoenix women travel to Brookings, SD to face the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. They went 15-7 in the abbreviated season, losing in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament to Cleveland State for one of its earliest postseason exits in recent history. The Jackrabbits made the NCAA Tournament as a 21-4 squad that registered  top-25 wins against Iowa State, Gonzaga, and Missouri State. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

Gamblers swept in weekend games

The Green Bay Gamblers dropped the first two games of their four-game road trip away from the Resch Center, including a 3-2 shootout loss to the Madison Capitols on Saturday night.

 

After a scoreless first period, Cameron Lund got the Gamblers on the board in the second frame with his second goal of the year. Matt Deboer scored his third goal of the year in the third period, but the Capitols would score two unanswered goals to force overtime. After a scoreless overtime, the Capitols' Kyle Kukkonen tallied the only goal in the shootout to earn the home team a victory.

 

The Gamblers are back on the road this coming weekend to face Cedar Rapids.  

Special teams miscues cost Packers versus Chiefs

The Green Bay Packers' defense showed up and Jordan Love played as expected, but it was the special teams that ultimately let down the team in its loss to Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

 

The Chiefs struck first with a first-quarter touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce with just under six minutes remaining. The Packers' defense stood tall after that 59-yard drive, only letting up a pair of field goals after that and allowed 247 yards total. That is the least amount of yards the Chiefs have gained with Mahomes under center.  

 

The Packers' special teams were not special on Sunday, allowing one field goal to sail wide of the mark and another kick to get blocked. A muffed punt gave the Chiefs great field position in the second quarter, but the defense was able to limit the damage after the miscue. 

First period dooms Gamblers

Green Bay Gamblers goalie Rastislav Elias gave up four first-period goals in a 6-2 loss to the Chicago Steel on Friday night.

 

The first-year goalie saw 21 shots on goal in the opening period compared to just 12 for the Gamblers. Sam Lipkin registered a goal and an assist in the decisive frame for the Steel while Brody Lamb was able to notch his third goal of the season with just over 90 seconds left in the period for the Gamblers. The Steel would notch another two more goals in the second period while a third-period tally was welcomed in the third period by Cameron Lund.

 

The Gamblers' road trip continues when they make their return trip to Madison on Saturday to face the Capitols.  

Spartans volleyball cruises past Reedsburg to state final vs. McFarland on 104.1 WRLU

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will play in their fourth state volleyball final in five years after sweeping Reedsburg in straight sets Friday afternoon at the Resch Center.

 

The Spartans took advantage of a Beavers squad getting used to the bright lights of the Resch Center and the state semi-finals, jumping out to a 9-2 lead before capturing the set 25-12.

The  Spartans would get out to another fast start in the second set, only to see the Beavers show some real grit to narrow the lead to 11-9. The Spartans would then go on to score eight of the next nine points to take control of the set, eventually winning it 25-15.

The Beavers would not go away quietly as the two teams traded points early on. the two teams would later trade four point runs before the Spartans took 10 of the final 15 points. The match was clinched on a service error after the Beavers began to nibble away at the Spartans' advantage.

Leading the way for the Spartans was Autumn Flynn (12 kills) Grace Holschuh (10 kills, 22 digs), and Emma Johnson (30 assists).

 

The Spartans' next opponent is McFarland, who beat Pewaukee in the other Division 2 state semifinal 25-16, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23.  It is a rematch of the 2019 state final that saw the Spartans win their first-ever state championship in volleyball, winning it 25-21, 25-17, 25-23. 

 

Tyler Thrune and Paul Schmitt will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 2 p.m. with the pre-match show followed by the first serve at 2:30 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Perfect Image Photography

 

Bucks go for back-to-back wins vs. Knicks

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to start a winning streak when they return home to face the New York Knicks.

 

The Bucks remain shorthanded as Brook Lopez remains out with a back injury, Donte DiVincenzo and Jrue Holiday with ankle ailments, and  Khris Middleton placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols after a positive COVID-19 test. Despite that, the Bucks were able to get back to their winning ways earlier this week when Giannis Antetokounmpo registered a triple-double in a 117-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

 

The Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers 111-98 on the road despite strong performances from RJ Barrett and Julius Randle. 

 

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

Phoenix ride miscues to final exhibition victory

The Green Bay Phoenix women's team used 27 turnovers to their advantage to down UW-Platteville 83-48 in their final exhibition contest Wednesday night.

 

The Phoenix women turned those 27 turnovers into 34 points throughout the night where they never trailed after outscoring the Pioneers 31-10 in the opening quarter. Freshman Maddy Schreiber and Brooklyn Blackburn continued to be difference makers for the Phoenix during the exhibition season.

 

The Phoenix have off until their regular-season opener in Brookings to face South Dakota State on November 9th. That is also when the Phoenix men will open their regular season with a matchup at the Kress Center against Indiana State to kickoff the Pepsi Tip-Off Series. 

Baseball team ditches soup for guitars in name change

You can trade in your soup spoons for guitar picks for the upcoming Northwoods baseball season in Green Bay. 

 

Boomerang Management announced on Wednesday that it would be changing the name of the Green Bay Booyah to the Green Bay Rockers. The name change comes after owner Mark Skogen opened the EPIC Event Center down the street from Capital Credit Union Park, which also hosted a pair of concerts in 2021. It marks the third time the team has changed names after it was the Green Bay Bullfrogs for its entire run at Joannes Park before moving to Ashwaubenon in 2019. 

Winter seasons begin next week

As local football and volleyball teams wrap up their seasons this month, some sports start as soon as next week.

 

Monday marks the first day the area's girls basketball teams can officially hit the practice floor. Kewaunee finished last season undefeated in the Packerland Conference. Wrestling, boys' basketball, and boys' swimming can start the following week.

 

Athletic code meetings are already in progress at local school districts, which are required before athletes can begin their seasons.

Rodgers out with COVID-19, NFL Network reports

The Green Bay Packers will apparently be without the services of Aaron Rodgers for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.  According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero the reigning NFL MVP tested positive and is ruled out of Sunday's game.  Second-year quarterback Jordan Love will make his first NFL start in place of Rodgers as practice squad QB Kurt Benkert also tested positive earlier this week.  Wide Receiver of Randall Cobb has been used as an emergency backup quarterback in the past. 

All tricks no treats in Bucks' loss to Jazz

The Milwaukee Bucks saw their losing streak reach three as they fell to the Utah Jazz 107-95 on Halloween night.

 

The Bucks remain shorthanded with Khris Middleton missing Sunday's game due to sickness and Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, and Donte DiVincenzo sitting on the shelf due to injury. It has shown in their shooting percentage from behind the arc, which Bucks.com says has dipped below 30 percent during the losing streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points while Grayson Allen poured in another 18 points in the loss. The Jazz got 28 points from Donavan Mitchell and another 20 from Michael Conley in the win the night after they lost for the first time this season to the Chicago Bulls.

 

The Bucks are back in action on Tuesday to play the Detroit Pistons on the road at 6 p.m.

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