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Sports News Archives for 2022-02

Packers heading to London

For the first time in franchise history, the Green Bay Packers are leaving the country for a regular-season game.

 

The NFL announced on Monday that the Packers would be playing as the home team in one of the five international games scheduled for the 2022 season and one of two contests to be played at the home of the Tottenham Hotspur. Other games are scheduled for Mexico City, Wembley Stadium in London, and Munich. 

 

The Packers are the last franchise to play in a regular-season game overseas. The Packers had always argued that giving up a home game would be too hard on the local economy and other teams were unwilling to give up one of their home dates because of the draw of Green Bay fans. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, which gave teams nine home games in alternating years during the regular season, changed that. 

 

Do not buy your flights quite yet though as the specific dates, matchups, and kickoff times will be announced this summer when the rest of the 2022 slate is scheduled.

Deadline looms for MLB season

If you are going to see baseball at American Family Field on March 31st, Monday is a big day.

 

According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the MLB Players' Association and the owners are still far apart heading into Monday's negotiations. Commissioner Rob Manfred says that if a deal is not struck on Monday that the regular season will be delayed. Games would be canceled and not made up, potentially costing players game checks.

 

Details like minimum salaries, the luxury tax, arbitration rules, and an expanded postseason are among the many sticking points between the players and the owners. 

 

Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to spring training two weeks ago with the first games scheduled to take place this past weekend.

Bucks try to reverse fortunes versus Hornets

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to stop their current slide Monday night when they battle the Charlotte Hornets at the Fiserv Forum.

 

The Bucks have lost four of their last five games including their most recent 126-123 defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks were outscored 43-34 in what proved to be a decisive third quarter. Bobby Portis led the way with 30 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton crossed the 20 point barrier in the defeat.

 

The Hornets have also lost four of their last five games including a 127-126 loss in overtime to the Detroit Pistons. Terry Rozier scored 33 points and Miles Bridges added 29 points in the loss.

 

The two teams square off at 7 p.m.

Blizzard open training camp

Football is returning to Titletown next month.

 

It is not the Packers, but the Green Bay Blizzard opened their training this past weekend as they prepare for their home opener on March 13th against the Bismarck Bucks. 

 

The Blizzard missed out on the playoffs and last played on August 21st when they lost to Sioux Falls 58-33. The organization has been signing players since early November.

Glory name new coach

The Green Bay Glory's newest coach will bring quite the resume when they begin their season this summer.

 

Sarah Hagen was named the assistant coach last week after playing in the National Women's Soccer League for six seasons and two caps with the United States National Team. Hagen also has a local connection as a former Milwaukee Panther, where she tabulated 93 goals and 26 assists in her four-year Hall of Fame career.

 

 

The Glory opens their season Memorial Day weekend with a pair of road games before playing at Capital Credit Union Park June 3rd against Chicago City SC.

Phoenix sweep regular season finales

Both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams won their finales Saturday afternoon.

 

The women withstood a furious rally by Cleveland State to win 66-64. A 13-0 run by the Vikings nearly derailed the Phoenix's chances at holding the #3 seed in the Horizon League Tournament. The Phoenix were buoyed by their defensive prowess, scoring 25 points on 19 Vikings turnovers. Hailey Oskey led the way with 26 points while Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz added 13 in the victory. They will host a quarterfinal game on Thursday.

 

The men took advantage of an undermanned IUPUI squad to win 67-41. The Jaguars took an early 8-0 lead only for the Phoenix to respond with a 15-0 run of their own. The Phoenix ended the half with a 32-16. On the opposite bench, an injury left the Jaguars with just five players dressed. One even had their shoe blow out, leading to a Jaguars fan loaning his shoes for the duration of the contest. Kamari McGee (13 pts), Manny Ansong (12 pts), and Cade Meyer (10 pts) all reached double figures in the victory. The Phoenix will head to Youngstown State for their first round matchup on Tuesday.

 

 

Gamblers bounce back with shootout victory

The Green Bay Gamblers needed the shoot-out to get the extra point in its 3-2 win over the Team USA U-17 squad.

 

Nicholas VanTassell tied the game at one almost 13 minutes into the second period. Sawyer Scholl gave the Gamblers a 2-1 lead in the third period before the Team USA U-17s tied it up with just 70 seconds left.

 

Luke Weilandt scored the only game in the shootout while Rastislav Elias continued his strong night. He stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced and also stopped all three shots in the shootout.

Eight goal period chases Randazzo, Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers would not recover from an early 8-0 lead for Team USA U--18 in their 11-3 loss Friday night.

 

Aaron Randazzo was chased after just 20 minutes to sort his head as he only let up the eight goals on 18 shots.

 

Brody Lamb scored a goal for the Gamblers in the second period and  John Mittelstadt tallied scores in the first half to give them their scoring for the night.

 

The Gamblers play the U-17 team on Saturday. 

Phoenix women clinch home tournament, men tie dubious mark

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams had mixed results in their final weekend of the regular season on Thursday.

 

On the women's side, Sydney Levy hit six threes to pace the Phoenix with 18 points in a 73-57 win over IPFW. The two teams were back and forth in the early going before the Phoenix went on a 12-3 run in the latter stages of the second quarter to keep the Mastodons at a distance the rest of the way. That was even with the Mastodons going on a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to threaten the Phoenix Hailey Oskey and Callie Genke also reached double figures for the Phoenix. The win gives the Phoenix a first-round bye and a home game in the Horizon League Tournament before it transitions to Indianapolis. They end their regular season against Cleveland State Saturday.

 

For the men, the Phoenix outscored UIC 38-20 in the paint, but it was not enough in an 81-77 loss. Kamari McGee continued his impressive freshman campaign with 20 points with three other Phoenix players scoring in double digits. The Phoenix would get it close a few times, but an 8-0 run by the Flames in the first half and 16-4 stretch in the second half all but doomed them. It was the 24th loss of the season for the Phoenix men, which ties them with the 1984-1985 squad for the most losses in a single season. To avoid setting the record, they will have to beat an IUPUI squad that had to have an open tryout earlier this year to fill out its roster. It did manage to beat Robert Morris last week, a team the Phoenix lost to on the road.

Gamblers trade Hallum ahead of Team USA games

It is Green Bay above country this weekend as the Gamblers travel to Michigan to battle the Team USA squads.

 

The U-18 squad the Gamblers will face Friday night is preparing for the World Tournament taking place in Kaufbeuren and Landshut, Germany from April 21 - May 1. Gamblers Head coach Pat Mikesch said earlier this week that this is typically when the U-18s are starting to peak because of their tournament coming up. Team USA did lose to Youngstown on Wednesday 3-2 and toppled Muskegon at the beginning of the month in a wild 9-8 victory.

 

The Gamblers have struggled during the month of  February, only winning twice along the way. They traded an important piece to their offense this week, sending Jackson Hallum to the Dubuque Fighting Saints for forward Peter Kramer and players to be named later. Hallum appeared in 41 games, tallying 21 goals and 28 assists.  The University of Michigan recruit was selected in the 3rd round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. Kramer is in his first year in the USHL.  The Providence College commit has three goals and three assists in 31 games.

 

Game time is set for 6:05 p.m.

Panthers stun Phoenix women

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team led almost the entire game on Monday until the Milwaukee Panthers went on a late run to win the game 50-48.

 

The Phoenix held a 29-16 lead at halftime, but it was the Panthers who chipped away at the lead in the third quarter before taking the lead thanks to a 17-7 advantage in the fourth quarter. The Panthers held the Phoenix scoreless over the final 4:52 to steal the game away and effectively ruin any hopes of a regular-season Horizon League Championship from Green Bay.

 

Meghan Pingel led the Phoenix with nine points while Maddy Schreiber and Cassie Schiltz each chipped in seven. 

Phoenix men can't catch Vikings, women play at Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team held on for as long as they could on Sunday afternoon but it was not enough as the Cleveland State Vikings left the Kress Center with the 79-67 victory.

 

The younger Phoenix squad kept the league's best team close for much of the game despite the Vikings holding a distinct advantage on the glass. With the Vikings carrying a six point lead into the break and for the opening minutes of the second half, the Phoenix went on a 10-2 run that gave them a two-point advantage with under 10 minutes to play. The Vikings went on an 8-0 run to answer and never let the lead go again. Cade Meyer showed a strong inside game to lead the Phoenix with 20 points while Kamari McGee poured in 16 of his own points. The Phoenix will finish the season on the road against UIC and IUPUI before the Horizon League Tournament.

 

It is a similar path for the Phoenix women, who will start a three-game road trip Monday night when they play at Milwaukee. The Phoenix are riding a 10-game winning streak, which includes a home win against the Panthers earlier this month. They swept a pair of games against UIC on Thursday and IUPUI on Saturday to be percentage points out of first place in the Horizon League. The Panthers beat UIC on Saturday after falling to IUPUI on Thursday. Gametime is set for 7 p.m.

Phoenix women win home finale; men try to do the same Sunday

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team will be a tough act to follow for the men after they beat IUPUI 71-56 Saturday afternoon.

 

Hailey Oskey and Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz each scored 16 points on a day where Meghan Pingel played her final regular-season game at the Kress Center after six years in the program. The Jaguars took an early lead that the Phoenix had to fight back to tie in the closing moments of the first quarter. The Phoenix went on to double up the Jaguars in the second quarter and outscore them 21-15 in the final stanza to secure their 10th straight victory. The Phoenix play Milwaukee on Monday.

 

The Phoenix men will play their home finale on Sunday afternoon when they host Cleveland State. They will have a tall task as the Vikings have the best offense in the league at 76.5 points per game and a 47.6-percent field goal percentage. The two teams play Sunday at 2 p.m.

Phoenix men fall to IPFW, women face tough task in IUPUI

The Green Bay Phoenix men struggled in their matchup against IPFW Friday night at the Kress Center, falling to IPFW 74-55.

 

The  Mastodons' were led by Damian Qui Jong, who hit four of his five three-pointers en route to a 16 point night with two other players hitting double figures. The Mastodons hit 13 of their three-point shots, shooting at over a 50 percent clip.

 

On the flip side, it took a while for the Phoenix to get going offensively Friday, opening the game in a five-minute scoring drought and they were never able to tie or take the lead in the game. Kamari McGee led the Phoenix with 19 points while Manny Ansong scored 12 points. Two others scored six points.

 

Saturday afternoon will feature the last team the Phoenix lost to in the IUPUI Jaguars. The relatively new team to the Horizon League has two top 25 wins this is year and is currently ranked eighth in the mid-major poll. The Phoenix have won their last nine games since that loss to the Jaguars on January 6th. Tip is set for 1 p.m.

Third period dooms Gamblers on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers could only answer two-goal periods by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with single tallies in their 4-2 loss Friday night at the Resch Center.

 

Down 2-0 in the first period, Cameron Lund cut the lead in half inside of two minutes remaining. After a scoreless second period, the RoughRiders scored two goals in eight minutes to effectively put the game away. Nicholas Van  Tassell added a goal in the final 45 seconds to cut the lead in half once more before the final horn. Aaron Randazzo took the loss, but stopped 35 of the 39 goals he faced on the night.

Phoenix women run streak to nine, men host Cleveland State

Green Bay basketball's weekend at the Kress got off to a good start on Thursday with the women beating soon-to-be-former Horizon League foe UIC 75-46.

 

The Flames kept it close earlier until the Phoenix went on an 18-6 run to close out the first half and gave themselves a lead they would not surrender. The Phoenix defense would not let the Flames get any closer than 12 points while their offense got the lead up to near 30 points in the fourth quarter even as reserves began to get time. Sydney Levy made four three-pointers in the game en route to 21 point performance. Three others scored at least six points in the game. They wrap up their home slate on Saturday when they host IUPUI at 1 p.m.

 

The Phoenix men will play at the Kress Center Friday when IPFW comes to town. The Mastodons have won five straight while the Phoenix have lost eight in a row. One of those losses came against the Mastodons February 5th when the Phoenix kept things close until the final eight minutes in a 71-55 loss. Friday's game begins at 7 p.m.

Gamblers offense wakes up on 104.1 WRLU

Three first-period goals set the tone for what ended up being a 7-1 victory for the Green Bay Gamblers over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Thursday night.

 

Ryan Greene and Matt Deboer made sure no one talked about Bruno Buveris after nine minutes of play after he was chased with two goals in as many shots. John Mittelstadt scored the third goal at the 17-minute mark of the first to stake the Gamblers.

 

After Brody Lamb scored a single tally in the second period, Cameron Lund stretched it to a five-goal lead before Cedar Rapids finally got on the board. Jared Crespo and Owen Murray finished off what was a forgettable night for RoughRiders goaltender who made 18 saves on 24 shots. Aaron Randazzo made 38 saves on 39 shots for the Gamblers.

 

The Gamblers and Roughriders will get after it again Friday night at the Resch Center at 7:05 p.m. Tobin Meyer will have the call on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com

Phoenix women kick off weekend full of Green Bay basketball

Four days of Green Bay basketball at the Kress Events Center kicks of Thursday when the Phoenix women play UIC for the final time as Horizon League foes.

 

The Phoenix have won their last eight games, which is the longest winning streak they have had in five years. They came back to beat a tough Oakland team on Thursday before handling Detroit Mercy Saturday afternoon. The Flames have not won a game since December 4th including a pair of narrow defeats last weekend. Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz lead the Phoenix with 15 points when the Phoenix beat the Flames 75-38 earlier this season in Chicago, their 73rd win over the soon-to-be Missouri Valley Conference team in 79 tries.

 

The opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m.

 

The women will play again on Saturday while the men will host their final home games on Friday and Sunday.

Gamblers look to turn month around on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope their fortunes turn around Thursday night when they make up their game against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders.

 

For the second time this season, the Gamblers have struggled to find the W column in a single month, registering just one win in five tries in February.  That includes a two-game sweep at the Resch Center last weekend against Youngstown. The Gamblers have been outscored 13-8 during the stretch.

 

The RoughRiders are the Gamblers' lone win this month, but they are also responsible for a 4-1 loss the next night in Cedar Rapids. The Gamblers have a three-point lead over the RoughRiders in the standings, but they have also played two more games. The Roughriders split their games against Chicago and Dubuque last weekend.

 

Tobin Meyer will have the action on 104.1 WRLU when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

 

Bucks plays Valentine's Day matchup against Blazers

The Milwaukee Bucks come home for a Valentine's Day matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.

 

The Bucks are coming off a 3-1 road trip out west, losing their final game 131-107 to the Phoenix Suns on February 10th. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday each scored 21 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points in the loss. Bobby Portis also reached double figures for the Bucks.

 

The Blazers come to town on a two-game winning streak against the Knicks and the Lakers after dropping the previous six games. Anfernee Simons has been thrust into the spotlight after Damian Lilliard was shelved due to a core injury and C.J. McCollum was traded last week. 

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Phoenix flounder on the road against Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team saw a 10 point lead disappear quickly late in the second half and went on to lose to the Milwaukee Panthers.

 

The Panthers chipped away at the lead early in the second half, but they would hold the Phoenix without a field goal for over nine minutes and go on their own 19-0 run to flip the game in their favor. It ruined a special performance by Cade Meyer, who scored a team-high 18 points. Nate Jenkins added 15 points and Kamari McGee registered six in their return to their old stomping grounds. 

 

The Phoenix will host Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cleveland State on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kress Events Center for their final two home games of the season.

Badgers knocked off by Scarlet Knights

The Wisconsin Badgers welcomed Rutgers to the Kohl Center on Saturday for a Big Ten Conference contest. 

 

The first half was a back and forth battle but Rutgers would ultimately take a three point lead heading into the halftime break. The Badgers would then get outscored in the second half and Rutgers would upset the Badgers winning by a final score of 73-65. 

 

Ron Harper Jr. led Rutgers with 21 points, and Tyler Wahl led Wisconsin with 23 points. The Badgers will be in action again on Tuesday as they will travel to take on Indiana.

Gamblers swept by Phantoms on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers fell big early and could not recover in its 5-2 loss to the Youngstown Phantoms Saturday night at the Resch Center.

 

The Phantoms put up three goals in the first period and two more in the second before the Gamblers could muster a score. Ryan Greene's goal in the second period and Alex Servagno's short-handed tally in the third were the lone bright spots in the game for the Gamblers. Rastislav Elias and Aaron Randazzo split duties in the net on Saturday after the former was chased just two minutes in the second period. Both goalies made 16 saves. 

Phoenix women topple Titans, men face Milwaukee Sunday

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team continued their winning streak and finished a clean sweep of Michigan with a 53-39 win over Detroit-Mercy.

 

Neither team shot terribly well in the game with both teams shooting under 33 percent on the day and under 22 percent from behind the arc. The difference was in the opportunities as the Phoenix forced 24 turnovers on the afternoon compared to just nine of their own. Sydney Levy and Hailey Oskey each scored 10 points in the win to lead the Phoenix to their longest winning streak in five years.

 

The Phoenix men will head south to Milwaukee to try to steal a game from their in-state rival in a year where they have yet to register a road win. The Panthers won the matchup earlier in the season 63-49 at the Resch Center days before the Phoenix had to postpone a pair of games due to COVID protocols. A win would also salvage a game in their three games in seven days stretch. They lost to Wright State and Northern Kentucky at home on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Sunday's game begins at 1 p.m.

Badgers look to stay hot vs. Scarlet Knights

The Wisconsin Badgers will welcome Rutgers to the Kohl Center on Saturday in a Big Ten contest. 

 

The Badgers have been playing good basketball as of late, winning four of their last five matchups, including a big win over #13 Michigan State. The Badgers will look to continue their winning play on Saturday against the Scarlet Knights. Johnny Davis leads the Badgers averaging 20 points per game. 

 

The Scarlet Knights are 3-2 in their last five and are looking to pick up an impressive road win in Madison against the Badgers on Saturday. Rutgers is led by Ron Harper Jr. who averaging 15 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 1:00 p.m.

Phoenix men no match for Norse, women face winless Detroit Saturday

A change of home venue did not give the Green Bay Phoenix edge in their 71-62 loss to Northern Kentucky at the Kress Center Friday night.

 

The Norse shot just a few percentage points better from the field against the Phoenix, outscoring them by four in the first half and five half in their victory. The Phoenix are still trying to handle life with only eight players on the team. Cade Meyer scored 14 points with Nate Jenkins and Manny Ansong also reaching double figures. The Phoenix men will head to Milwaukee for a Sunday matinee for their fifth game in eight days.

 

The women will look to keep their winning streak alive against Detroit Mercy. The Phoenix have won six games in a row as they have stormed ahead to potentially get a bye in the Horizon League Tournament. The Titans have not won a game since December 2020. The opening tip is set for 1 p.m.

 

Grant powers Phantoms past Gamblers

The Green Bay Gamblers were able to get shots on goal but struggled to get them past goalie Jacob Fowler as they fell 3-1 to the Youngstown Phantoms.

 

Jaden Grant scored the first goal in the closing seconds of the first period to stake the Phantoms to a 1-0 lead. Sawyer Scholl tied the game in the opening minute of the second period for the Gamblers only to have Grant break it 14 minutes later. Kenta Isogai put the game well out of reach in the 10th minute of the third period to secure the victory for the Phantoms. Aaron Randazzo took the hard loss for the Gamblers, saving 29 of the 32 shots faced. 

 

The two teams will square off again Saturday night at the Resch Center with the puck drop at 7:05 p.m on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Suns top Bucks in finals rematch

The Milwaukee Bucks traveled to Phoenix to take on the Suns on Thursday night. 

 

The first half remained close between the two teams, but the Suns would use a big 3rd quarter to take a 20 point lead into the fourth frame. The Suns led by as many as 27 in the fourth quarter and never looked back, beating the Bucks by a final score of 131-107. 

 

Both teams played the game short-handed as yesterday was the NBA Trade Deadline and both teams moved some players around. Donte Divencenzo was traded from Milwaukee to the Sacramento Kings and Serge Ibaka was acquired from the Clippers along with two second round picks and cash. 

 

Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 21 a piece, and Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 18. The Suns were led by center Deandre Ayton who scored 27. The Bucks next game will be back at home after the long road trip as they will host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.

Gamblers look to get back on track on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers hope to regain some of the magic they had earlier this season when the Youngstown Phantoms return to the Resch Center for a pair of games.

 

The Gamblers struggled in their first matchups of the month last weekend. They lost to the Chicago Steel on Friday night before splitting their pair of matchups against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. While their offense has been limited, the Gamblers' goalkeepers have been keeping them in games. Rastislav Elias is becoming more comfortable as the season has gone along, stopping 61 of the 67 shots he faced against the RoughRiders. 

 

The Phantoms enter the contest tied with the Gamblers in the standings at 37 points, which is good for fifth in the division. They lost both of their games last weekend against the Madison Capitols.

 

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

Phoenix women keep winning streak alive against Oakland

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team is getting hot at the right time as they beat Oakland 60-57 in Michigan Thursday night.

 

For the third time in four games, the Phoenix were locked in a tight game down the stretch with neither team able to build a big lead. They did see a 12 point lead almost disappear before Maddy Schreiber's layup and free throws made by Meghan Pingel put the game out of reach for the Golden Grizzlies. Hailey Oskey scored 18 points for the Phoenix while Jasmine Kondrakiewicz and Bailey Butler each chipped in eight points in the victory. They travel to Detroit to face the Titans on Saturday.

 

In other Phoenix action, the men will try their luck again Friday night when they host Northern Kentucky. They lost earlier this week to Wright State 79-62. The Norse have won six of their last seven games as they have charged up to fourth place in the Horizon League. The tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center.

Bucks look to stay hot vs. Suns

The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Phoenix on Thursday night to take on the Suns.

 

Both teams enter this contest playing some good basketball as the Suns are 9-1 in their last 10 games and the Bucks are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are 16-12 on the road this year but are looking to pick up their fourth straight road win. It will not be an easy task for the Bucks, as the Suns currently have the best record in the NBA. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m. 

Phoenix women take streak on Michigan road trip

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team hopes to continue their climb up the Horizon League standings when it travels to Michigan this weekend beginning with a visit to Oakland on Thursday night. 

 

The team has won nine of their last 11 games including the last six in a row. That includes Monday's 65-56 win over Milwaukee on Monday. Bailey Butler and Hailey Oskey each scored 14 points while Meghan Pingel added 11 points in the victory for the Phoenix. The Golden Grizzlies are game back in the standings behind the Phoenix. The two teams were supposed to play on New Year's Day, but the Golden Grizzlies had to back out due to COVID-19 protocols.

 

Thursday's game begins at 6 p.m.

Phoenix men stumble in Resch finale

The final game for the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team at the Resch Center struck a familiar chord as they lost to Wright State 78-62 Wednesday night.

 

Playing with just slightly more than a half a full roster, the Raiders wore down the Phoenix over the length of the game. The Phoenix had a slim lead late in the first half before the Raiders were able to enter the break with a four-point lead. A 25-5 run by the Raiders was a backbreaker for the Phoenix which went on to lose its sixth straight game. Kamari McGee continued to be a bright spot for the Phoenix in his freshman season, scoring a career-high 24 points while Manny Ansong and Nate Jenkins also reached double figures.

 

The Phoenix men will play on campus for the rest of the season, including Friday's game at the Kress Events Center against Northern Kentucky.

Badgers pick up another impressive road win

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to East Lansing on Tuesday night to take on the Michigan State Spartans in Big Ten play. 

 

Wisconsin led by 6 at the break and were able to use a 41 point second half to beat the Spartans on the road 70-62. 

 

Johnny Davis returned to old form and posted 25 points to lead the Badgers. The Badgers will return home on Saturday to face Rutgers.

Bucks win 3rd straight road game over Lakers

The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Los Angeles Lakers on the road on Tuesday night in a late night showdown. 

 

The Bucks were in control for most of the game and ended up taking the win by a score of 131-116. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 44 points. 

 

The Bucks will next be in action on Thursday as they will be in Phoenix to take on the Suns in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals.

Phoenix set to host Wright State

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team hopes some home cooking can help them get some wins in the standings this week when they host Wright State on Wednesday. 

 

The Phoenix have gone winless on the road this season which has included at least their last four games. Four of the next five games in 11 days will be at either the Resch Center or the Kress Events Center. The Raiders beat Oakland in their last game by 11 points as they currently hold third place in the Horizon League. The Phoenix's Cade Meyer comes into the game as the league's reigning freshman of the week.

 

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Bucks search for third straight road win

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to win their third straight game on the road on Tuesday night as they face off with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

 

The Bucks have won three games in a row and seven of their last nine and are hoping to keep that momentum going against the Lakers on Tuesday night. The Bucks will rely on Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the charge against the Lakers as he is averaging 28 points per game and will look to get contributions from Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday who are also averaging double figures. 

 

The Lakers have been struggling so far this season looking far different from the team they were when they won the 2020 NBA Championship. They will look to get some momentum from beating a hot Bucks team at home. LeBron James leads the Lakers with 29 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m.

Badgers set for "big" battle vs. Michigan State

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to East Lansing to take on the #13 Michigan State Spartans in Big Ten play on Tuesday night. 

 

Wisconsin will look to even things up against the Spartans as they dropped the first game of the series to Michigan State at the Kohl Center. The Badgers will look for a bounce back game from player of the year candidate Johnny Davis who had just 4 points against Penn State in their last game. Davis is averaging 20 points per game to go along with 8 rebounds per game. 

 

The Spartans come in with a record of 17-5 and are led by Gabe Brown who is averaging 13 points per game. 

 

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m.

Phoenix women upends Milwaukee

Monday's game was worth the wait as the Green Bay Phoenix women beat Milwaukee 65-56.

 

Neither team could put much more than a few points between them until the fourth quarter until the Phoenix outscored the Panther 19-12. Neither team had a lead larger than four before the game's closing moments. Bailey Butler and Hailey Oskey each scored 14 points while Meghan Pingel added 11 points in the victory for the Phoenix. The team has won nine of their last 11 games including the last six in a row.

Bucks win second straight over Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night in their second straight road game. 

 

The first quarter was a back and forth battle but the Clippers used the three point shot to propel themselves to a 32-28 lead heading into the second frame. The Bucks would return to form in the second quarter and were able to close the gap and create their own lead which was at six before Bobby Portis beat the halftime buzzer to take a 60-51 lead into the halftime break. 

 

The Bobby Portis three created a spark that carried over into the second half as the Bucks played some of their best basketball in the third quarter to extend their lead. The Clippers were not going down without a fight as they cut the lead to single digits in the fourth, but another run from Milwaukee would help them walk away with a 137-113 victory. 

 

The Bucks had three players go over the 20 point mark with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way with 28, while Jrue Holiday added 27 and Bobby Portis added 24. The Bucks will be in action again on Tuesday as they will stay in L.A to face LeBron James and the Lakers with tip set for 9:00 p.m.

Gamblers fall against RoughRiders

For the second straight game, the Green Bay Gamblers' offense struggled to find shots against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders' defense as they fell on the road Sunday afternoon 4-1 in Iowa.

 

After the RoughRiders scored inside of the game's first 70 seconds, Luke Weilandt tied the game up for the Gamblers' only goal of the game. The RoughRiders would score once in the second and twice in the third period to send the Gamblers to their third consecutive loss on the weekend. Rastislav Elias stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced.

 

The Gamblers were only able to muster 44 shots in two games against the RoughRiders. Only 24 combined shots came after the first period in the two games.

Mastodons stomp past Phoenix men in second half, women host Milwaukee

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team kept it close through one half but saw IPFW coast in the second half to a 71-55 victory Sunday afternoon.

 

The Phoenix built a five-point lead before a 17-8 run by the Mastodons flipped the script to go heading into the second half. The Mastodons could never extend their lead much past 12 points in the second half, but the Phoenix could never get their deficit into the single digits as they lost their 10th straight road game. Cade Meyer registered 13 points and Manny Ansong chipped in 10. Southern Door product Ryan Claflin had his first start of the season, finishing with eight points, three assists, and two rebounds in a team-high 35 minutes.

 

The Phoenix women will play the first of two make-up games against Milwaukee Monday night at the Kress Center. Their first attempts at games were postponed due to COVID issues within the Panthers program. The Phoenix are coming off a two-game sweep of their weekend games against Youngstown State and Robert Morris. A 25-0 run propelled the Phoenix to 57-41 win over Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers were nipped by the Penguins of Youngstown State 60-56 over the weekend after outscoring the Colonials by 20 in their first game of the weekend. Monday's game is set for 7 p.m.

Gamblers win front end of home-and-home vs. RoughRiders

The Green Bay Gamblers will head to Cedar Rapids after beating the RoughRiders at the Resch 3-2 on Saturday.

 

The Gamblers jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals by Will Staring and Jackson  Hallum in the first period and Brody Lamb in the second period. The RoughRiders would challenge the Gamblers registering single tallies in the second and third periods while registering 22 of their 31 shots. Rastislav Elias was up for the challenge, making 29 saves along the way.

 

The two teams will square off on Sunday at 4:05 p.m.

Phoenix women pound Colonials, men conclude road trip

The Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team limited Robert Morris University to just eight first-half points to a 57-41 win Saturday afternoon.

 

The Phoenix had balanced scoring up and down its line up with Hailey Oskey leading the team with 10 points and four others scoring at least seven points. The defense stole the show in the first half, limiting the Colonials to a shooting percentage of just 10 percent. The Phoenix led by as much as 28 points at one point, but a late 11-2 run by the Colonials showed they were not going to go back to Pennsylvania without a fight. The Phoenix would not allow the Colonials to get closer than 13 points the rest of the way as they were able to hold a double-digit lead for all but four minutes of the game.

 

The Phoenix men will conclude their road trip Sunday at 1 p.m. when they travel to IPFW to battle the Mastodons. They are still looking for their first road win of the season.

Bucks visit Trail Blazers on Saturday night

The Milwaukee Bucks are getting set to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. 

 

The Bucks are coming off of a win against the Washington Wizards in their last game and are looking to take that momentum on the road with them against the Trail Blazers. Portland has been playing below-average basketball as of late and is looking to get a big win over a solid Milwaukee Bucks team. 

 

Tip is set for 9:00 p.m. in Portland

Phoenix men see road woes continue, women welcome Robert Morris

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team just can't get a break on the road as they fell 85-69 to Cleveland State Friday night.

 

The Vikings shot 64 percent from the field to get past the Phoenix, including 56 percent from behind the arc. Nate Jenkins made the most of his first start of the season, scoring a team-high 19 points in 36 points. Manny Ansong and Cade Meyer chipped in 17 apiece in the loss. 

 

The Phoenix women look to make it four wins in a row when they welcome Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The women are coming off a thrilling one-point, double-overtime victory over Youngstown State on Thursday. The Colonials lost 68-48 to Milwaukee on Thursday in the first leg of their swing through Wisconsin. 

Gamblers can't skate past Steel, welcome RoughRiders on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers' offense stalled against the Chicago Steel in its 3-1 loss Friday night.

 

After a scoreless first period, Matt Deboer got the Gamblers on the board first with a goal from John Mittelstadt nine minutes into the second period. The Steel would score two unanswered goals, including the eventual game-winner from Sam Lipkin to start off the third period. An empty netter gave the Steel its final margin of victory.  

 

The Gamblers are back at the Resch Center and on 104.1 WRLU Saturday night when they welcome Cedar Rapids to town. Near the bottom of the division, the RoughRiders are 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games. 

Phoenix women pick up big double OT win, men hit road again

For the first time in 45 days, the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team was able to walk off of Carol's Court with a victory, even if it took them a while to do it.

 

The Phoenix women prevailed in double OT over Horizon League-leading Youngstown State 70-69. The Penguins could never extend their two-point lead after one quarter of play despite holding a 12-4 lead at one point. Reigning player of the week Hailey Oskey tied the game with a pair of free throws to force the extra frame for the Phoenix. The Penguins charged out in double OT to lead 69-64 only to see the Phoenix end the game on a 6-0 run to capture the win. Oskey ended the game with 14 points while Luxemburg-Casco product Cassie Schiltz added 13 points and six rebounds. They are back in action for a Saturday matinee against Robert Morris at 6 p.m.

 

The Phoenix men will look to reverse their road game fortunes when they travel to Cleveland State on Friday. The team is winless away from Titletown this year, including their close 62-60 loss to Robert Morris in their last game. The Phoenix is looking for a player to step up offensively after Donovan Ivory, their leading scorer, was dismissed from the team. Their game begins at 6 p.m.

Gamblers begin three-game stretch at home on 104.1 WRLU

The Green Bay Gamblers will play their first of three games Friday night when the Chicago Steel come to town again.

 

The Gamblers played the Steel three times in January, winning twice against the top team in its division. The team has split their last four games, but ended last week on a high note when Ryan Greene scored on a breakaway in overtime to beat Muskegon 5-4. The Steel are thankful to get out of the month of January as they lost their stranglehold on the division to Muskegon with a 2-4-1 record in that span.

 

The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on Friday night with the game airing on 104.1 WRLU and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com with Tobin Meyer on the call. Saturday's game will also be at the Resch Center and airing on the NEW Radio Sports Network while Sunday's contest is a road game. Both of those games are against Cedar Rapids.

 

 

Badgers drop conference game vs. Illinois

The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Illinois on Wednesday night to take on the Fighting Illini in what could prove to be a key Big Ten conference game.

 

One of the issues that plagued the Badgers all night long was their ability to shoot the deep ball. Wisconsin made just three 3-pointers on 24 attempts for the game yesterday evening. The Badgers also had no answer for Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn as he would finish the game with 37 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes of play. Johnny Davis led Wisconsin with 22 points, while Tyler Wahl added 14. 

 

The Badgers have a chance to turn things around on Saturday as they welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to the Kohl Center.

Phoenix women finally get their home game

A cancellation in the eleventh hour may be the only way the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball team are denied their first home game since December 20th when they host Youngstown State on Thursday.

 

COVID-19 ruined the last several chances at home games for the Phoenix, though they have been strong on the road in the meantime. They gritted through two wins last weekend against defending league champion Wright State Raiders 73-51 and 67-58 win over Northern Kentucky, who was in the middle of a 10 game winning streak at the time. The Penguins come into the game as the league's best team at 11-1 in the Horizon League. The Phoenix lost to the Penguins in Ohio in December 67-58, which was only the fifth time that has happened in the series' history.

 

Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Brewers announce 2022 promotional schedule

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their 2022 promotional schedule which includes ten theme nights, four community nights, bobblehead giveaways, and several other fan favorite promotions. Some of the popular theme nights are as follows, “Greek Night” scheduled for April 2, a pajama party including Brewers pajama pants on July 23, Christmas in June with a Brewers holiday baseball hat on June 25, Star Wars theme night on May 4, and the return of Bark in the Park on June 7 where dogs are encouraged to attend the ball game with their owners. Notable community nights include Pride Night, Cerveceros Night, Negro League Tribute Night, and new this year is the 414 community night on April 14 which celebrates Milwaukee’s “414 Day” in which fans will receive a Milwaukee flag. Lastly, the dates for the bobblehead giveaways can be found on the Brewers website. Currently the dates are set but no announcements have been made as to what players' bobbleheads will be given away due to the current MLB lockout. For the complete promotional schedule and promotional schedule updates you can visit brewers.com/promotions.

Packers make several coaching changes

The Green Bay Packers have recently lost Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to be the Head Coach of the Denver Broncos, and Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Luke Getsy to be the Offensive Coordinator for the rival Chicago Bears. Green Bay has since promoted Adam Stenavich to be the teams Offensive Coordinator, Jason Vrable to be the Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator, Luke Butkus as the Offensive Line Coach, and perhaps their most popular move was the announcement that Special Teams Coordinator Maurice Drayton will not return. The Packers still face many off-season decisions before opening up the 2022-23 season.

Badgers face Illinois in key Big Ten game

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to face Illinois on Wednesday night in a game that is sure to be key in winning the Big Ten conference, as both teams are currently tied for first place. 

 

Johnny Davis has been leading the Badgers all season long averaging 21 points and 7 rebounds per game, while Brad Davison is also averaging double figures with 15 points per game. 

 

Illinois has big man Kofi Cockburn which is sure to be a matchup problem for the Badgers, as he is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game. 

 

Tip is set for 8:00 p.m.

Bucks bounce back vs. Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Washington Wizards in an eastern conference contest on Tuesday night. 

 

The Bucks had a solid first half outscoring the Wizards in both quarters to take a 13 point lead into the halftime break. The worst quarter of the night for the Bucks would come in the third as it has almost all season long, as they would get outscored by 8. The Bucks would then turn up the energy on offense and outscore the Wizards by 9 in the final frame to walk away with a 112-98 win. 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a triple-double posting 33 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists. Jrue Holiday posted 22, and Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen scored 17 and 10 points respectively. 

 

The Bucks will be in action again on Saturday as they travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers.

Bucks look to get back on track vs. Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Fiserv Forum. 

 

The Bucks are looking to turn things around after losing big to the Denver Nuggets this past Sunday. Washington on the other hand is coming into this contest having lost their last five games. This is the second time these two teams will play this season, with the Wizards taking the first game by a score of 101-94. Bradley Beal led the Wizards in that game with 30 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 29 points. 

 

Tip is set for 6:30 p.m.

Door County, Shoreland leagues to host All-Star game in Ashwaubenon

The best of the best in the Door County Baseball League and the Shoreland Baseball League will head to a neutral field this summer for an All-Star Game bout.

 

The two leagues announced their plans on Monday to host an exhibition between the team's all-stars on July 14th at Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. The ballpark is the home of the summer league baseball team Green Bay Rockers. The Door County League Baseball team is made up of teams from within the county while the Shoreland League features squads from Brown, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties. 

 

More details will be announced closer to the date.

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