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Sports News Archives for 2022-01

Phoenix men host Saturday matinee vs. Oakland

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team will go from prime time to lunchtime with its Saturday matchup against Oakland thanks to the Packers.

 

The Phoenix beat Detroit-Mercy on Thursday 70-63 thanks to 16 points from Cade Meyer and two other players reaching double figures. The Golden Grizzlies are coming off a 88-77 loss to Milwaukee. 

 

Due to the Packers playoff game, the game was moved earlier this week to the Kress Events Center for a noon start.

 

In other Green Bay athletics news, the Phoenix women have rescheduled their matchups against Milwaukee, which were scheduled for this weekend but COVID issues within the Panthers program postponed them. The two teams will meet on February 7th in Green Bay and on February 21st in Milwaukee. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.

Second period catapults Gamblers past Steel

The Green Bay Gamblers used a big second period to beat the league-leading Chicago Steel 5-3 in Geneva, Ill. Friday night.

 

Down 1-0 after the first period, Cameron  Lund, Matt Deboer, and Damien Carfagna each scored goals in the second period to give the Gamblers a lead they would not surrender. The two teams traded goals in the third period with Sawyer Scholl and John Mittelstadt scoring the first and third goals of the period for the Gamblers. The Gamblers' defense may have been the biggest story of the night, limiting the high-flying Steel offense to just 20 shots. Aaron Randazzo picked up the win as he stopped 17 of those shots.

 

The Gamblers take their roadshow west as they settle in Dubuque for a single game Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. The Fighting Saints lost their matchup to Cedar Rapids 4-1.

Gamblers get another crack at Chicago Friday

The Green Bay Gamblers get an opportunity to take an advantage in their season series advantage in Geneva, Ill. Friday when they travel to take on the Chicago Steel. 

 

The Gamblers and the Steel have split their last four matchups with the Gamblers taking the last one 6-5 in overtime. Head coach Pat Mikesch is proud of how his team has performed against the league's top team with 46 points and four of the USHL's top scorers. The Gamblers were able to score four points of their own last weekend with an impressive 6-3 win over the Team USA U-18 squad before a pair of overtime losses to second-place Muskegon.

 

Friday's game begins at 7 p.m.

 

 

Phoenix men become full against Detroit-Mercy

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team had its full roster and it showed in their 70-63 win over Detroit-Mercy Thursday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix led almost the entire game until the Titans' Antoine Davis hit a three-pointer to take the lead. In other games this season, that is when the Phoenix would have folded. Instead, Donovan Ivory led the comeback where his own three-pointer with just over six minutes left to put the Phoenix up for good. The sophomore transfer put up all 13 of his points in the second half while Cade Meyer led the Phoenix with 16 points. Davis led all scorers with 25 points in the loss for Detroit, which will have to wait until next year for its first win at Green Bay in a decade.

 

The Phoenix are back in action on Saturday when they play Oakland. The game has been moved to a noon start at the Kress Center due to the Packers game.

Bucks set to face injury stricken Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks are getting set to host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in Eastern Conference play. 

 

The Bucks are coming off of a 12 point victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday and are looking to stay in the win column in their second game of a three game homestand. The Bulls are coming off of a 11 point loss to the Cavaliers, and will be without PG Lonzo Ball due to a meniscus tear in his knee, as well as G Zach Lavine who is also nursing a knee injury.

 

Giannis has once again been great for the Bucks this season averaging 28.6 points per game, and Grayson Allen has been making his presence felt shooting 39% from beyond the arc while averaging 12 points per game on 2.7 made 3’s per game. On the other side of the ball Demar DeRozan has stepped up in the absence of Ball and Lavine and is averaging 25.7 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee

Phoenix women battle in-state rival COVID-19 Friday

An in-state grudge match was supposed to take place at the Kress Events Center Friday and the Klotsche Center Sunday, but COVID-19 had other ideas.

 

Green Bay and Milwaukee have called off their home-and-home set this weekend due to COVID-19 protocols within the Panthers program. The Phoenix will try to find a new opponent and while the Panthers will look to declare the game a no-contest.

 

It is nothing new for the Phoenix, who have played just twice since a December 20th win against Central Michigan. This marks games six and seven that have been impacted due to COVID-19 within their own program and others. Barring more issues with COVID-19, the Phoenix will play next weekend at Wright State and Northern Kentucky and host their first home games in over a month on February 3rd against Youngstown State. 

Phoenix men welcome Detroit Mercy

The Green Bay Phoenix men continue their homestand Thursday night when they welcome Detroit Mercy to the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix should be in better shape roster wise this week after health and safety protocols trimmed their team to just seven players for a squad that rotates a few more players than that. They were able to beat IUPUI on Thursday, but ran tired in its lost against UIC.

 

The Titans have lost their last two conference games by a combined four points after jumping out to a 3-0 start in the Horizon League with wins over  IUPUI (69-45), UIC (64-56), and Milwaukee (85-60). The two teams did not meet earlier this year when the Phoenix were dealing with COVID-19 issues within the program.

 

Thursday's game begins at 7 p.m.

Voyageurs sail away?

Green Bay soccer fans may be up a creek without a paddle when it comes to supporting a local team.

 

The Green Bay Voyageurs were excluded from a team announcement on the USL League Two Twitter feed on Wednesday featuring Central Conference teams. The Heartland Division, where the Voyageurs had played the last two seasons, is the only one with an uneven number of teams. The tweet sparked conversation among supporters of the team wondering about the fate of their club.

 

Wisconsin Soccer Central tweeted that sources have not heard the organization inquiring about joining other leagues and that its Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia would be making an announcement about the team's future next week. 

 

The Green Bay Voyageurs aren't listed here, and sources said they hadn't heard of the team looking into joining the NPSL, UPSL or MWPL. Via email, Big Top Sports and Entertainment COO Conor Caloia said an announcement about the team's future will be made next week. #wisoccer https://t.co/JoCodAX7Fm

— Wisconsin Soccer Central (@WisconsinSoccer) January 19, 2022

 

Packerland Conference Math Team results, Clippers take 2nd meet

The Sturgeon Bay Clipper Math team won the second math meet of the season on Monday night.  Sturgeon Bay finished first with 298 points while Sevastopol came in second with 163 points.  Seniors Maggie Stephens and Andrew Konop led the way for the Clippers  with perfect scores of 35 points.  After two meets, Sturgeon Bay leads the conference with 40 points.  The complete results from Monday's competition is posted below.

 

 

Seniors Name school score

1 Stephens, Maggie STURGEON BAY 35

2 Konop, Andrew STURGEON BAY 35

3 Fischer, Logan STURGEON BAY 30

4 Ash, Makayla STURGEON BAY 28

tie 5 Holmgren Grace OCONTO 27

McKeefry, Philip OCONTO

Juniors

1 Walker, Espen STURGEON BAY 34

2 Braun, Christy STURGEON BAY 32

3 Serafico, Scarlet STURGEON BAY 24

4 Nell, Luke NEW 21

5 Pudlo, Russell STURGEON BAY 20

Sophomores

1 Stephens, Ben STURGEON BAY 25

2 Zittlow, James SOUTHERN DOOR 24

3 Tomberlin, Jade STURGEON BAY 23

4 Katie Meier KEWAUNEE 19

5 James Joski KEWAUNEE 18

Freshman

1 Selle, Luke STURGEON BAY 25

2 Konop, Jack STURGEON BAY 17

3 Wienke, Tre STURGEON BAY 17

4 Logan Filar SEVASTOPOL 16

5 LaLuzerne, Mariska SOUTHERN DOOR 12

Varsity Teams

1 STURGEON BAY 298

2 SEVASTOPOL 163

3 OCONTO 158

4 KEWAUNEE 155

5 NEW 123

6 GIBRALTAR 117

7 SOUTHERN DOOR 105

8 ALGOMA 89

JV Teams (9 total teams)

1 STURGEON BAY #2 189

2 STURGEON BAY #3 139

3 SEVASTOPOL #2 117

 

 

Varsity Standings

League points after 2 meets

1 STURGEON BAY 40

2 SEVASTOPOL 36

3 OCONTO 32

4 KEWAUNEE 28

5 SOUTHERN DOOR 20

6 NEW 22

7 GIBRALTAR 18

8 ALGOMA 12

JV Standings (10 total teams) League Points

1 STURGEON BAY #2 60

2 STURGEON BAY #3 56

tie 3 KEWAUNEE #2 50

 

SEVASTOPOL #2 50

Brewers complete 2022 coaching staff

The MLB is currently in a lockout, but some news has come out of Milwaukee that the Brewers have hired a new bullpen coach, as well as a new assistant infield and hitting coach. 

 

Jim Henderson has been selected as the new Brewers bullpen coach. Henderson is a familiar face in Milwaukee having played for the Brewers from 2012-14. Henderson has been a pitching coach in the Brewers minor league system for the last four years, most recently at the Triple-A level. 

 

The Brewers hired another former player to be their assistant infield and hitting coach in Matt Erickson. Erickson played for the Brewers in 2004 and has spent time coaching or managing the Brewers Class A affiliate the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the last 13 years. 

 

Given that the current work stoppage would end before the season gets underway, the Brewers are expected to open their 2022 season on March 31st against the Arizona Diamondbacks from American Family Field in Milwaukee.

Green Bay Glory prepares for upcoming season

The Green Bay Glory took another step towards their inaugural year in the USL W League with another round of tryouts last week.

 

The Glory hosted their third and final round of tryouts last week with over a dozen women participating. The team features the highest level of amateur competition to the top female soccer players in Green Bay and surrounding areas.

 

The 2022 schedule is still in the process of being set with 30 teams chartered for the inaugural USL W League, which will kickoff in May.

 

Pictures courtesy of Colburn Creative and Green Bay Glory

 

 

Gamblers' Carfagna scores game-winner in All-Star Game

A representative from the Green Bay Gamblers was responsible for a big exclamation mark during the 2022 Bio-Steel All American Game on Monday.

 

With just over two minutes remaining in overtime, Gambler defensemen Damien Carfagna scored the game-winner to complete the 4-3 comeback for Team Blue. The game acted as the USHL's All-Star game featuring the top 44 American-born, draft-eligible players in the country.  The Gamblers' Nicholas VanTassell and Cameron Lund also participated in the game. 

 

After going 1-0-2 last weekend, the Gambler's road trip continues this weekend at Chicago and Dubuque this Friday and Saturday respectively.

 

Photo courtesy of the Green Bay Gamblers

 

 

 

Green Bay/Oakland game likely to get moved

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball game on Saturday against Oakland will likely not take place as currently scheduled.

 

Their matchup against the Golden Grizzlies is on the calendar as a 6 p.m. tip at the Resch Center. An hour later, the Packers are now scheduled to take on the 49ers a block away from Lambeau Field. 

 

Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press-Gazette tweeted on Sunday that head coach Will Ryan says the game would be moved if the game was played on Saturday that their matchup would not only go to a much earlier noon tip, but also to the Kress Events Center.

 

 

 

The Green Bay Athletics Department has made such concessions in the past, including a 2015 matchup against Minnesota Duluth to avoid a Packers/Vikings night game.

Packers to take on 49ers on Saturday night

Monday Night Football means nothing for the Green Bay Packers.

 

The San Francisco 49ers were able to hold on against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday 23-17, sending them to Lambeau Field on Saturday for its game against the Green Bay Packers. The NFL later announced the game would take place at 7:15 p.m.

 

The 49ers have had the upper hand on the Packers in recent playoff history. In 2019, Jimmy Garoppolo only threw the ball three times but Raheem Mostert ran for 220 yards as the 49ers won 37-20. Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a pair of playoff wins earlier in the decade, compiling approximately 800 yards of total offense in the process. The last playoff win for the Packers against the 49ers was a Brett Favre-led 25-15 win in 2001 at Lambeau Field.

 

The Packers have won the last two games in the series, including a 30-28 victory in San Francisco earlier this season.

Gamblers drop second straight overtime game

For a second straight game, the Green Bay Gamblers saw their hopes for two points dashed in an extra period as they fell to the Muskegon Lumberjacks 2-1 in overtime Sunday.

 

Brody Lamb scored the first and only goal of the game for the Gamblers just four minutes into the game only to be matched by the Lumberjacks' Philip Tresca five minutes later. Quinn Hutson scored the game-winner in overtime with just over a minute remaining.

 

Aaron Randazzo sparkled in the net Sunday, stopping 38 of the 40 shots he faced. 

Bucks drop Eastern Conference matchup to Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks were not able to contain the Toronto Raptors as they overcame a 15 point deficit to defeat Milwaukee 103-96. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 30 points and was 17/17 from the free throw line. Grayson Allen was the next highest scorer with 18 points, and Khris Middleton added 16. 

 

The Raptors got a big game out of their superstar with Pascal Siakam posting his second career triple double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. 

 

The Bucks will next take on the Hawks on Sunday with tip set for 5:00 p.m. 

Gamblers let first game in Muskegon slip away

The Green Bay Gamblers scored the game's first three goals only to see that lead disappear into a 4-3 overtime loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks Saturday night.

 

Ryan Greene and Sawyer Scholl scored their two goals within two minutes of each other to stake the Gamblers to a 2-0 lead. Jackson Hallum would score 12 seconds into the second period, but it was all Lumberjacks after that as they would score two goals in the second period before tying it up in the third period. Jack Williams' second goal of the night was the fatal blow that sent the Gamblers back to their hotel with only one of the two points they were looking for.

 

They will have another opportunity Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. when they play the Lumberjacks for the second time this weekend.

Phoenix flame out against UIC

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team was short-handed for a second night but did not fare well against UIC in its 80-63 loss Saturday evening at the Resch.

 

Kamari McGee turned in yet another strong performance with 23 points while fellow freshman Cade Meyer chipped in 15. It was not going to be enough from the get-go however as the Flames started out hot from the field, jumping out to a 15-5 lead less than six minutes into the game. They would later stretch that lead to 22 points, only to have the Phoenix cut it to 12 points with 12:23 to go. A 10-0 run by the Flames ended hope for the Phoenix, giving their visitors from Chicago their last laugh in Green Bay before they depart the Horizon League for the Missouri Valley Conference.

 

The Phoenix will host Detroit Mercy on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Oakland at 6 p.m. on Saturday next weekend. 

 

Phoenix men look to build off win versus UIC

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team could get their second win of the weekend and the fourth of the season on Saturday when UIC visits the Resch Center Saturday.

 

The team only had seven players available on Thursday, but it was enough to beat IUPUI 69-54. Donovan Ivory returned to the line-up to score 19 points off the bench to lead all Phoenix scorers with Randy Tucker scoring 17 and Kamari McGee adding 12 fresh off his Horizon League Freshman of the Week win. It was the first time the Phoenix had tasted victory since it beat Robert Morris in December.

 

The Flames came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to stun Milwaukee 81-77 Thursday thanks to 28 points from Kevin Johnson.

 

Tip is set for 6 p.m.

Bucks look to stay hot vs. Raptors

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference play on Saturday night. 

 

The Bucks come in posting a record of 27-17, while the Raptors are 20-18. The Bucks are 14-7 this season at home, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a triple double in his last game against the Warriors, and is looking to lead the Bucks to another win. Giannis is also leading the team in rebounds while point guard Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists. 

 

The Raptors are led by Fred VanVleet who is averaging 22 points per game, and Scottie Barnes who is averaging 8 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 5:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Deuces wild in Gamblers win over Team USA, Muskegon next

The Green Bay Gamblers scored two goals in each period to get past the Team USA U-18 squad 6-3 in Michigan.

 

Team USA struck first in the first period, only to have four unanswered goals scored by the Gamblers' Ryan Greene and John Mittelstadt in the first and Cameron Lund and Carter Batchelder in the second.

 

Team USA would narrow that lead in third with a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes. The Gamblers would build their lead up again with Nicholas VanTassell answering Cooley's goal 30 seconds later and Alex Servagno scoring the empty netter. Aaron Randazzo marked his return to the lineup with 28 saves on 31 shots faced.

 

The Gamblers will now turn their attention to Muskegon, who beat the U-17 squad for Team USA 7-2. Puck drop is set for 6:10 p.m.

 

 

Phoenix men pick up win over Jags

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday, but it was enough to beat IUPUI 69-54 at the Resch Center.

 

COVID-19 issues landed the other half of the team in health and safety protocols almost a week after the same circumstances canceled their weekend of games in the Detroit area. 

 

Donovan Ivory returned to the line-up to score 19 points off the bench to lead all Phoenix scorers with Randy Tucker scoring 17 and Kamari McGee adding 12 fresh off his Horizon League Freshman of the Week win. 

 

It was the first time the Phoenix had tasted victory since it beat Robert Morris in December while the Jaguars continue to search for their first Division 1 win on the season. The Phoenix will return to action on Saturday at 6 p.m. to face UIC.

Gamblers begin Michigan swing with Team USA

The Green Bay Gamblers will start their three-day visit to Michigan battling the country's best in Team USA.

 

The Gamblers split their last two games against the Chicago Steel last weekend at the Resch Center. Jarod Crespo knocked in the game-winner in overtime to lead the Gamblers to the 6-5 victory. Team USA is 2-1 in the month of January, sweeping their hosts in Dubuque 4-2 and 6-5 last weekend.

 

The puck drop is set for 6:05 p.m. The Gamblers will play its other two games against Muskegon on Saturday and Sunday.

Bucks get big win over Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks were able to beat one of the better teams in the NBA on Thursday night by beating the Golden State Warriors 118-99. 

 

The Bucks got off to a hot start and never trailed as they took a 77-38 lead into the halftime break. Despite being outscored in both second half quarters the Bucks were able to put up enough points of their own to win by 19. Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple double with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. Khris Middleton added 23 points, Bobby Portis scored 20, and Grayson Allen had 15 for the Bucks. 

 

The Warriors were led by Andrew Wiggins with 16 points, while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were held to 12 and 11 points respectively. 

 

The Bucks will be in action again on Saturday as they host the Toronto Raptors with tip set for 5:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Green Bay women's basketball out on COVID-19 protocols

he Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team will see its season come to a temporary halt this weekend due to COVID-19 protocols within the program. 

 

Senior Meghan Pingel was the first player to have to sit out the last seven days when COVID protocols kept her out of the lineup in the Phoenix's blowout victory over UIC. The impact of the virus spread within the program, forcing them to cancel their weekend games against Cleveland State and IPFW.

 

It marks the fourth and fifth games canceled for the Phoenix this season because of COVID-19 protocols, but it makes the first time it was because of their program. Chicago State, Detroit Mercy, and Oakland also had their games against the Phoenix canceled. The Phoenix picked up a forfeit against Detroit while its matchup against Oakland was declared a no-contest. The Phoenix have sought a similar designation for their scheduled games against the Mastodons and Vikings.

 

The Phoenix has not played a home game since its victory over Central Michigan on December 20th and now it will not play one until January 21st when they host in-state rival Milwaukee.

 

This does not affect the status of the men's program, which missed games earlier this month due its own COVID issues. They will still host IUPUI Thursday night at the Resch Center and Saturday against UIC.

Bucks set to host Golden State Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks will host a Western Conference opponent in the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. 

 

Two of the league's premier scorers are set to face off in this matchup with Golden State Warriors G Stephen Curry, and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis is third in the NBA averaging 28 points per game, while Curry ranks sixth averaging 26 points per game. 

 

The Bucks are looking to get back in the win column after dropping a pair of games out in Charlotte to the Hornets. The Warriors are coming off of a battle with the Memphis Grizzlies losing that game by 8. 

 

Both teams are 6-4 in their last ten games, and both teams have injuries to significant players, but the Bucks come into this matchup with a little more depth on their bench compared to that of the Warriors. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee

Phoenix men host IUPUI

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team returns to action Thursday night when they host IUPUI at the Resch Center.

 

The Phoenix have not played since they lost to Milwaukee last Wednesday at the Resch Center. COVID protocols stopped them from making their trip to Detroit last weekend. Kamari McGee scored 22 points in that matchup against the Panthers, which was good enough to earn him Freshman of the Week honors despite not playing the other two games of the weekend.

 

The Jaguars beat Spalding University on November 23rd for their only win of the season. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Gamblers add pair of defensemen ahead of weekend games

The Green Bay Gamblers added some new face to its blue line ahead of its weekend in Michigan.

 

The Gamblers traded a pair of picks to Des Moines for defenseman John Driscoll. During his time in Des Moines, the Army commit scored two goals and added 28 assists.

 

The team also elevated Aaron Brown from its affiliate list. The Quinnapac University commit spent the past two years with the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL where he tallied seven assists in 27 games.

 

The Gamblers will play the U-18 Team USA squad on Friday before playing Muskegon Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Bucks drop second straight to Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks will be returning home after losing 2 straight to the Charlotte Hornets. 

 

Milwaukee was firing on all cylinders to open the game, but that soon faded as the Bucks went into an offensive dry spell and trailed 28-19 at the end of the first quarter. Milwaukee was able to claw their way back into the game taking a 1 point lead into the halftime break. The third quarter was all Hornets as the offense couldn’t be stopped on their way to taking a 83-74 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bucks held the Hornets to only 19 points in the final quarter, however the Bucks themselves were not productive offensively and it was not enough as they would drop the game by a score of 103-99. 

 

The Bucks turned the ball over 20 times over the course of the game which the Hornets turned into 15 points off of turnovers. 

 

The Bucks will look to get back into the win column as they host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. 

Bucks set to face off with Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks are set to rematch their game on Saturday January 8th against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday from the Spectrum Center. 

 

The Hornets beat the Bucks on Saturday by a score of 114-106 to improve their record to 21-19, while the Bucks have lost 3 of their last 4 and moved to 26-16  which currently puts them fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bucks and Hornets have already faced twice this year with each team winning one of the matchups, both will look to win the third game of a four game season series on Monday night. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the Bucks averaging a double-double with 28 points per game to go along with 11 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Spectrum Center.

Packers health improving for playoff stretch

The Green Bay Packers have dealt with injuries to significant players all season long. This past week against the Lions fans got to see the return of LT David Bakhtiari and C Josh Meyers, two key pieces to the offensive line. The good news keeps coming for Green Bay fans as Jaire Alexander was activated off the Injury Reserve and practiced last week. Alexander is expected to play in the first playoff game in two weeks. If that isn’t good enough news, star pass rusher Za’Darius Smith who has been out since late September because of back surgery has officially been cleared and he will be able to return to the practice field this week, meaning Green Bay would have Smith for the start of the playoffs. 

 

Taking a quick look around the rest of the NFC North Division. The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace and the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman.  

 

The Packers' first playoff game will take place in two weeks at Lambeau Field with the opponent and time to be determined.

Badgers narrowly escape Terrapins

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Maryland on Sunday to take on the Maryland Terrapins in Big Ten Conference play. 

 

The Badgers had to hold off the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday night despite getting out to a 21 point lead during the game. The Badgers did manage to beat the Terrapins 70-69 to extend their current winning streak to 5 games. Tyler Wahl scored a career high 21 points, while Johnny Davis added 19. 

 

The Terps were led by Eric Ayala who scored 19 points with all of those points being scored in the second half. 

 

Wisconsin will now face #13 Ohio State who beat Wisconsin the first time around. Tip is set for 6:00 p.m. from the Kohl Center in Madison.

Packers fall to Lions in regular season finale

The Green Bay Packers faced off against the Detroit Lions on Sunday January 9th in the last regular season game of the season. 

 

The Packers would get out to a hot start early with Aaron Rodgers finding Allen Lazard for a touchdown to put the Packers up 7-0. The Lions would answer that score by going into their bag of tricks to dial up a trick play to Kalif Raymond for the score to tie the game at 7. The Lions would pull ahead in the 2nd quarter with a touchdown to Amon Ra St. Brown to make it 14-7. The Packers would close that gap with Aaron Rodgers finding Lazard for his second touchdown of the game, but Mason Crosby would miss the extra point to make the score 14-13. The Lions would pick up a field goal shortly before half and take a 17-13 lead into the halftime break. 

 

The Lions would then extend their lead by scoring the first touchdown out of the half to make it 24-13. The Packers would work their way back into the game with their second unit, eventually taking a 30-27 lead. However, a couple turnovers would put to bed any opportunity the Packers had to win, and they would end up losing by a score of 37-30. 

 

The NFL Playoff will begin next week and the Packers will open the first round with a bye. They will then play the following weekend against the lowest remaining seed of the teams that advance on the first weekend of the playoffs.

Badgers look to stay hot vs. Terrapins

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to Maryland to take on the Terrapins in Big Ten Conference play. 

 

The Wisconsin Badgers have been red hot as of late winning 4 of their last 5, with those 4 wins all coming consecutively. Wisconsin was able to knock off the number three team in the county in Purdue last Monday, and followed that with a win over a very good Iowa Hawkeyes team on Thursday night. Johnny Davis has been the only spark the Badgers have needed as he is currently leading the team in points, rebounds, and assists. Davis is averaging 22 points per game and has put himself in the conversation for not only the player of the year award, but to also potentially be a lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft if he were to decide to declare. Davis is currently projected to be selected with the 5th pick in the first round. 

 

As for Maryland, they are looking to avoid their third straight loss and are being led by Eric Ayala who is averaging 15 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. from the XFINITY Center

Packers face Lions in regular season finale

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in what will be the last regular season game of the 2021-22 season. 

 

The Packers are coming off of a rather easy win against the Minnesota Vikings in week 17 and have already clinched the number 1 seed in the NFC for the playoffs. There has been speculation of the Packers potentially resting starters but head coach Matt LaFleur, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Davante Adams have made it clear that we will see a little bit of the Packers starters in week 18. Green Bay beat Detroit by 18 earlier this year and has won the last 5 consecutive meetings against the Lions. With a win on Sunday Matt LaFleur would move his record to 40-9 in his first 3 seasons in Green Bay. 

 

Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday January 9th from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

Gamblers win in OT on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers earned a split with the Chicago Steel with an overtime win on Saturday night at the Resch Center. 

 

The Chicago Steel got out to an early lead netting the first goal of the game, however the Gamblers would make a run of their own and net the next three straight goals making it 3-1 at the end of the first period. Both teams scored twice in the second period making it a 5-3 match going into the 3rd period. The Steel would end up tying the game in the final period and send the game into overtime. The Gamblers were able to score a goal in just two minutes of overtime play to win the thrilling matchup by a final score of 6-5. 

 

Gambler Goal Scorers: Jackson Hallum, Cameron Lund, Brody Lamb, Owen Murray, Ryan Greene and Jarod Crespo. 

 

Gambler Goal Assists: Kent Anderson (3), Jackson Hallum, Ryan Greene, Jarod Crespo, Damien Carfagna, Matt Deboer, and Sawyer Scholl. 

 

The Gamblers will now travel to take on Team USA on Friday January 14th at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Gamblers to face Steel in second game of weekend series

The Green Bay Gamblers will once again take on the Chicago Steel on Saturday January 8th in what will be the second game of a weekend series between the two teams at the Resch Center in Green Bay. 

 

The Gamblers are coming off of a 5-3 loss to the Steel on Friday night and are hoping to gain a split with a win over the Steel on Saturday night. The Steel remain at the top of the USHL Easter Conference Standings while the Gamblers fell back to seventh place which is only one place above last in the standings. 

 

Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. from the Resch Center in Green Bay on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call.

 

Gamblers fall to Chicago Steel

The Green Bay Gamblers dropped the first game in a weekend series with the Chicago Steel after a  5-3 loss on Friday night on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com. 

 

The Chicago Steel came out of the gates hot, netting two first period goals to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. The Gamblers would score 2 in the second period, but unfortunately so would the Steel to make it 4-2 going into the final period. The Gamblers would score a third goal in the game to cut the deficit to one, but the Steel would net one more before the final horn to take a 5-3 win. 

 

Matt Deboer, Brody Lamb, and Nicholas VanTassell all scored goals for the Gamblers. Jackson Hallum, Cameron Lund, and Luke Weilandt would tally assists on those goals. Green Bay used two goalies in the game with Aaron Randazzo playing 20 minutes and saving 5 of 7 shots allowing for 2 goals. Beau Buckley would then replace Randazzo and allow 3 goals in his time on the ice. 

 

Green Bay and Chicago will play again Saturday January 8th on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com 

 

Gamblers face Steel on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will host the Chicago Steel from the Resch Center on Friday January 7th at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU. 

 

The Gamblers enter the contest sitting in sixth place in the USHL Eastern Conference standings, while the Chicago Steel are currently in first place. The Gamblers have been hot as of late posting a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. The Steel are 6-3-1 in their last 10 matchups. 

 

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU and NewRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call.

Bucks fall to Raptors for back to back losses

The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors at home on Wednesday night by a score of 117-111. 

 

The Milwaukee Bucks got good minutes in the first half from point guard Jrue Holiday, and big man Demarcus Cousins, which helped them take a 77-68 lead into the halftime break. The momentum would not last for Milwaukee as the Toronto offense got hot and possessed the 92-88 lead after the third quarter. The Bucks would make a small run in the fourth quarter, but with the inconsistent offense the deficit proved to be too much for Milwaukee to handle and Toronto would come out with the 6 point victory. 

 

The Bucks will look to turn things around on Friday January 7th as they take on a Eastern Conference opponent in the Brooklyn Nets. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 PM from the Barclays Center.

Badgers welcome Hawkeyes to Kohl Center

The Wisconsin Badger Men’s basketball team is coming off a big upset win over #3 Purdue and looking to stay hot against another Big Ten opponent in the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

 

Wisconsin enters the matchup with a 11-2 record with the two losses coming against Providence and Ohio State. Johnny Davis has been leading the Badgers offense so far this year averaging 22 points per game on 45% shooting. Davis posted 37 in the win over Purdue and is keeping his name in the mix to not only be an All-American, but also the AP National Player of the Year. 

 

As for the Hawkeyes, they come into this matchup with an 11-3 record and are the nations second best scoring offense, averaging 87.4 points per game. Iowa will be led by big man Keegan Murray who is averaging 24 points per contest on 59% shooting. The latest performance for Murray included 35 points on 66% shooting. 

 

Tip is set for 8:00 PM from the Kohl Center in Madison.

Phoenix men falter against Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team's shooting went as cold as the weather did in the second half Wednesday, leading to its 63-49 loss against rival Milwaukee.

 

Both teams struggled offensively early on with the game tied at only 33-33 three minutes into the second half. Milwaukee put the clamps down over the next several minutes, outscoring the Phoenix 16-1 in that span to effectively put the game away. The Phoenix could get no closer than nine points in the last 10 minutes of the game, even with getting 22 points from freshman Kamari McGee and a double-double from  Japannah Kellogg III, who registered 10 points and 11 rebounds.

 

The Phoenix are scheduled to play a pair of games in the Detroit metro area this weekend beginning with Oakland on Friday.

 

The Phoenix women are also on the road this weekend beginning with a matchup against IUPUI at 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Bucks get set to host Raptors

Milwaukee is trying to bounce back after a bad loss to the Detroit Pistons their last time out, and the Raptors are coming off of a 129-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs. 

 

The Bucks are 7-3 in their last 10 games and Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently the league’s third highest scorer averaging 27.9 points per game. Another player who has been giving the Bucks valuable minutes this season is Grayson Allen. Allen averages 2.7 made 3 pointers per game and is averaging 11.9 points per game while shooting 38.9% from beyond the 3 point line. However, Allen will miss tonight’s game due to COVID protocol. 

 

Both teams have some key players out for the game tonight. 

 

Bucks players that are out include: 

 

Grayson Allen (COVID Protocol)
Jordan Nwora (COVID Protocol)

Semi Ojeleye (COVID Protocol)

Thanasis Antetokounmpo (COVID Protocol)

Pat Connaughton (COVID Protocol)

Brook Lopez (Back)

Badgers upset Purdue

The Wisconsin Badgers scored one of the big upsets early in the Big Ten Conference slate Monday when they beat Purdue 74-69.

 

Beating the third-ranked team in the country on the road for any team, let alone one who had its full team for the first time in approximately a month. The back and forth contest ended in the final minutes of the game when the Badgers outscored the Boilermakers 10-1 to build its lead. Johnny Davis scored 37 points and added another 14 rebounds in the victory for the Badgers while Brad Davison pitched in another 15 points in the win.

Bucks' streaks snap against Pistons

A late rally by the Detroit Pistons helped them snap a pair of winning streaks for the Milwaukee Bucks.

 

The Bucks were outscored by 12 points in the second half to lose 115-106. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Jrue Holiday scored 29 while Bobby Portis pitched in 12 points and 14 rebounds. The difference in the game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bell, who scored a game-high 34 points. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak on the season and a 12 game winning streak against the Pistons. They are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Toronto Raptors. 

Sturgeon Bay resident nominated for Packers Fan Hall of Fame

You can make sure a Sturgeon Bay resident is enshrined in the Packers Fan Hall of Fame this year. 

 

Carri Emmerich of Sturgeon Bay was among 10 other finalists for the spot in the Packers Fan Hall of Fame that was first established in 1998. Fans are nominated in November before being announced for a vote in January.  The winner will be selected by three different groups of people: Packers fans, previous FAN Hall of Fame honorees and the Packers’ committee. The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. In recognition of being selected to the FAN Hall of the Fame, the winner receives four club seats to a Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus. The honoree also will have his or her name added to the list of FAN Hall of Fame honorees recognized in the Packers Hall of Fame.

 

Below is the nomination posted at Packers.com, where you could also find the contest rules and the picture with this story. You can vote by clicking this link.

 

We would like to nominate Carri Emmerich into the Packer Hall of Fame. Carri is by far the biggest Packer fan you will ever meet. She lives and breathes the Green Bay Packers 24/7. Carri's love for the Packers started at an early age. As a child, Carri would bond with her father by watching Packer games together. Every Packer game she would sit down with her tape recorder and commentate the games. She would then replay her tape recordings the following week, waiting for the next Packer game to be played. As time grew on Carri retained all of her knowledge of Packer games, rosters and players. She can rattle off the names and rosters of Packer players she grew up watching. In fact, in Carri's household, her husband's friends call Carri to talk about the Packer games. She remembers every play, good or bad. While most men have their "man cave" in their basement, Carri has her Packer cave. She has Packer memorabilia hanging up everywhere. Carri was lucky enough to marry the man of her dreams who just happened to have Packer season tickets passed down to him. Carri and Joel have been married for 34 years and in that time she has only missed a few Packer home games. Rain, shine or blizzard she cheering on the green and gold. Carri has passed along her love for the Packers to her children. She has instilled the motto "Sundays are for God, family and the Green Bay Packers." Every Sunday we watch the Packer game at her house or under the bright lights of Lambeau Field. Most families go up north or on vacation, we go to Packer games together as a family. When the Packers are away you will not find Carri sitting down watching the games. She usually paces back and forth behind the couch from the start of the game until the end of game. She is not able to eat or drink. She is dedicated to the 60 minutes the Packers play each week. There are so many stories we could share about Carri's love for the Packers. She is a very passionate person, especially when it comes to her Green Bay Packers and family. We feel very lucky to have her as a wife, mother and grandmother. GO PACK GO!

Packers sink Vikings, clinch top seed

Lambeau Field will host at least one playoff game if not more after the Green Bay Packers soared past the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football 37-10.

 

The Packers' offense started off as cold as the -1 degree wind chill, scoring a field goal on its opening drive and being turned away on two consecutive drives after that. The Packers' defense was able to keep Dalvin Cook and backup quarterback Sean Mannion in check, holding them to less than 100 yards in the first half. Aaron Rodgers caught fire in the second quarter, leading them to three consecutive scoring drives including touchdown passes to Allen Lazard and Davante Adams to help stake them to a 20-3 lead at halftime. 

 

He would lead them on three more scoring drives in the second half with two A.J. Dillon touchdowns sandwiching a Mason Crosby field goal. Mannion would find  K.J. Osborn late in the third quarter for his first career touchdown pass. Jordan Love came in to relieve Rodgers late in the fourth quarter after Dillon's second touchdown and forced the Vikings to punt.

 

Rodgers threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns while his running backs rushed for nearly 180 yards and a pair of scores. After being gashed in the running game over the last several weeks, the Packers' defense limited Cook to just 13 yards on nine carries.

 

With the win and thanks to a Dallas Cowboys loss to the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the day, the Packers secured a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Packers will likely play many of their back-ups when they travel to Detroit next Sunday. 

Bucks look to extend streak against Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks look to extend a pair of streaks on Monday when they host the Detroit Pistons.

 

The Bucks have not lost a game since December 18th and have not lost to the Pistons since February 28th, 2018. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in its last game, which was a 136-113 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on New Year's Day. The Pistons have seven players in COVID-19 protocols, but that did not stop them from snapping a four-game losing streak on Saturday to the San Antonio Spurs. It has been a stretch short of success for the Pistons, who have dropped 18 of their last 20 games. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Packers host Vikings in final regular season home game

The Green Bay Packers (12-3) will face the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) in what will be the last regular season home game of the 2021 season. 

 

Temperatures for Sunday’s game are expected to be well below zero which should favor the Packers. The Packers have already clinched the NFC North title, and are working towards securing the number 1 seed for the playoffs with wins over the Vikings and Lions in the final two games. The Vikings on the other hand will need a win to keep any playoff hopes they have alive. 

 

The Vikings won the first matchup with Green Bay this year at U.S Bank Stadium in Minnesota, but since then the Packers have won four straight games. The Packers are a perfect 7-0 this year at Lambeau Field with the last home win coming last week against the Cleveland Browns. With a win on Sunday night the Packers would be looking at their third straight season with at least 13 wins. 

 

Two things to note for the opposing Vikings is that they are getting RB Dalvin Cook back from injury which should help boost their run game against a Packer defense that has fallen susceptible to letting running backs have their way. Secondly, QB Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 and since he is unvaccinated will miss Sunday’s game. 

 

Kickoff is set for 7:20 PM from Lambeau Field.

COVID protocols cancel Gamblers, Phoenix games

A pair of Green Bay teams had to go without games on Saturday because of COVID-19 protocols.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team had their second game of the week canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Detroit had to call off their game against the Phoenix on Thursday and Oakland had to do the same with Saturday's contest. Although no games were going to be played, the Phoenix was going to try to find a way to get a game in before they return to Horizon League play. Both games could be declared forfeits in favor of the Phoenix.

 

The Green Bay Gamblers found out early in the day on Saturday that their game on Saturday against Cedar Rapids was going to be postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The original release from the league did not specify which team was having the issues, but moments later the USHL announced that the Roughriders' Sunday matchup was also called due to COVID protocols. A make-up date has not been announced.

COVID protocols cancel Gamblers, Phoenix games

A pair of Green Bay teams had to go without games on Saturday because of COVID-19 protocols.

 

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team had their second game of the week canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Detroit had to call off their game against the Phoenix on Thursday and Oakland had to do the same with Saturday's contest. Although no games were going to be played, the Phoenix was going to try to find a way to get a game in before they return to Horizon League play. Both games could be declared forfeits in favor of the Phoenix.

 

The Green Bay Gamblers found out early in the day on Saturday that their game on Saturday against Cedar Rapids was going to be postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The original release from the league did not specify which team was having the issues, but moments later the USHL announced that the Roughriders' Sunday matchup was also called due to COVID protocols. A make-up date has not been announced.

Gamblers open new year hosting RoughRiders on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will open 2022 by hosting the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders from the Resch Center at 7:05 PM on 104.1 WRLU. 

 

The Gamblers are coming off a 5-2 win on New Year’s Eve over the Madison Capitols. The Gamblers are currently two places back from the RoughRiders in the USHL Eastern Conference Standings, and are looking to change the luck they’ve had against the team from Cedar Rapids so far this season. The RoughRiders got the best of the Gamblers during their rough stretch of play in November, beating the Gamblers twice by a combined score of 7-3. 

 

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call.

Gamblers end year with win over Capitols

The Green Bay Gamblers were able to end 2021 with a win over the Madison Capitols by a score of 5-2. 

 

Jackson Hallum of the Gamblers was able to continue his string of offensive production scoring 1 goal to go along with 2 assists. The Gamblers also received goals from Alex Servagno, Ryan Greene, Brody Lamb, and Dominik Bartecko. On defense, Aaron Randazzo played all 60 minutes saving 28 of the 30 shots on goal, allowing for 2 Capitol goals. 

 

Green Bay will be right back in action on New Year’s Day as they welcome the Cedar Rapids RougRiders to the Resch Center on 104.1 WRLU.

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