Wodack named to All-Region Team

St. Norbert College senior Brady Wodack (punter/2nd Team) has been named to the D3football.com All-Region 5 Team, the website announced today.

Wodack, a Sturgeon Bay High School graduate, punted 42 times for a school-record 41.8 yards per punt – the first to ever finish a season with an average over 41 yards. Twelve of his punts ended up inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, while 13 were fair caught. Wodack was also a first-team All-NACC honoree in 2021. The D3football.com All-America Team will be announced December 16.

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Clippers with First Conference Win

Sturgeon Bay beat Oconto, 74-70, in a boys Packerland Conference basketball game on Tuesday Night. Calvin Richard scored a career high 24 points and Isaak Aune finished with 20 and Jackson Starr added 12 as the Clippers held off a late Blue Devil rally. Kadin Baxter led Oconto with 25 points, Carter Koch added 18 and Cooper Campshure 12.

Peshtigo 65
Southern Door 55
*Mason Doberstein 18, Kane Fort 16
*Drew Daoust 28, Jared Hawkey 14

Kewaunee 67
Gibraltar 46
*Cal Ihlenfeldt 18, Thomas Stangel 12, Payton Kohnle/Sawyer Pribek 10
*Jake Schar 12

NEW Lutheran 64
Algoma 45
*Tristan Lynch 20, Elijah Meerstein 14
*Kaden Vardon 15, Owen Robertson 13

Reedsville 75
Sevastopol 31
*Nick Peterson 11

Luxemburg-Casco 58
Clintonville 46
*Brianna Bray 18, Sami Treml 13, Maggie Hanmann 10

NEW Lutheran 59
Sturgeon Bay 44

Kiel 56
Kewaunee 44

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Blazers beat Clippers

NEW Lutheran beat Sturgeon Bay in a Packerland Conference boys basketball game on Thursday Night, 80-63, in Green Bay. The Blazers pulled away from a 24-24 tie with 6:40 to play and led at the break, 44-29. Tristan Lynch scored 32 points and Elijah Meerstein added 25 as NEW Lutheran coach Mark Meerstein gets win number 400 in his coaching career. Garrett Ulberg led the Clippers with 23 points while Jackson Starr and Isaak Aune scored 11 each and Calvin Richard added 10.

Southern Door 64
Oconto 52
*Drew Daoust 33, Jared Hawkey 13

Peshtigo 68
Sevastopol 24
*Logan Schuh 10

Kewaunee 59
Algoma 38
*Cal Ihlenfeldt 14, Sawyer Pribek 12, Payton Kohnle 10
*Kaden Vardon 16, Chase Romdenne 12

Luxemburg-Casco 78 Marinette 3

106: Jake Jandrin (LC) over Isaac Hermanson (Fall 0:01)
113: Michael Bostwick (LC) over Grace Holguin (Fall 0:39)
132: Blakelee Bastien (LC) over Devin Holman (Fall 1:28) 
138: Easton Worachek (LC) over Skylar Allman (Fall 0:38) 
145: Caleb Delebreau (LC) over Nicolas Baldwin (Fall 0:59) 
152: George Herlache (LC) over Ian Treptow (Fall 2:00) 
160: Ryan Routhieaux (LC) over Kaylee Mcfadden (Fall 1:54) 
170: Sam Schutz (LC) over Brody Arbogast (Fall 1:38) 
182: Trace Schoenebeck (LC) over Cooper Smith (Fall 0:38) 
195: Ezra Waege (LC) over Logan Paris (Fall 3:07) 
220: Jaxon Smith (M) over Caleb Salentine (Dec 6-4) 
285: Javier Contreras (LC) over Ethan Techmeier (Fall 1:12) 

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Door County Candle Co. Kicks Off Tin Candle Initiative

Just 2 days after Russia launched it’s attack on Ukraine earlier this year, the Door County Candle Company in Carlsville began their fundraising project to help raise funds for humanitarian aid to those suffering in the conflict. By selling their blue & yellow “Ukraine Candles” and sending the proceeds to the non-profit “Razom for Ukraine” they have already raised over $800,000 to help support Ukrainians suffering in the ongoing war. This last Friday, the company began their new “Tin Candle Initiative” to help those in Ukraine in a new way. Owner Christiana Gorchynsky-Trepani details this new initiative…………

This new campaign began last Friday, but she says the idea started a few months ago, and there are multiple reasons why sending candles is so helpful at this time…………

In this “Tin Candle Initiative”, they also offer the option of including your own message to be hand-written and sent along with the candle to those receiving and using them. Gorchynsky-Trepani says in the first week they have already sold almost 2,000 tin candles……….

The candle company has also started selling another fundraising candle called “Thanks to Poland” which is red and white, the colors of the Polish flag. With increased sales in the Ukraine and Poland fundraising candles, they continue working towards that $1 million donation mark and beyond. You can help support their new “Tin Candle Initiative” either at their Carlsville store or online through their website “doorcountycandle.com”.

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SUV Crashes into First Impressions Salon in Sturgeon Bay

Wednesday there was an incident where an SUV crashed into Sturgeon Bay’s “First Impressions” salon in the Bay Ridge Plaza, also known as the Phil-Mart. It was at 8:00 AM when a 51 year-old Sturgeon Bay woman was pulling into a parking spot directly in front of the salon for her hair appointment. She was trying to stop, but her Ford Edge went up over the curb and crashed into the front window of the business. At that time, a 40 year-old Casco female employee was sitting at the welcome desk inside. She later stated that she heard the crash and then felt shards of glass in her face. On the scene, she was looked over by EMS personnel and had minor scratches from the glass but received no further medical attention. The Sturgeon Bay woman driving the SUV reported no apparent injury. She also mentioned a recall her vehicle was recently repaired for. No citations were given.

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DOT Working With County on Gordon Road Intersection

This year alone, there have already been 6 bad accidents at the intersection where Gordon Road meets Highway 42/57 just north of Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Highway Department has been trying to work with the state to figure out an interim solution which will transition well with a permanent solution, which will take longer to implement. We recently spoke with with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Safety Engineer for this region, Mason Simmons, and he says at this time they are working with the public on establishing a solution while they also secure federal funding…

Working towards that federal funding involves seeking more approval and justification. Simmons tells us more…
Another complexity with fixing this intersection is the timing, as winter temperatures are not reasonable for new blacktop. The DOT is however using this time to establish the proper longterm solution while also helping the county with an interim solution…
Keep in mind that the state also plans to resurface the section of highway from the Egg Harbor Road roundabout north to the highway split near the Mill Supper Club. Any interim and long-term solution will also have to be coordinated with that work as well.

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Girls Teams Open League Play

The Sevastopol and Algoma girls basketball teams opened Packerland Conference play with wins on Tuesday day.

Sevastopol 55
Peshtigo 34
*Bailey Rikkola 23, Naomi Rikkola 14, Addison Schauske 11
*Akira Smalls 10

Algoma 46
Kewaunee 35
*Ryley Zimmerman 12, Teagan Luedtke 9, Halle Panger 8
*Summer Walechka 9, Gabby Stangel/Brianna Demmin 8

Northeastern Conference
Luxemburg-Casco 43
Oconto Falls 29
*Brianna Bray 17, Gabby Wech 9

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Pioneers beat Rangers

The Sevastopol boys basketball team won their first game of the season, 58-51, at Wausaukee on Monday. The Pioneers led were in scoring by Cesar Sandoval with 17 points while Lucas Delsart added 14 and Nick Peterson finished with 10. Sevastopol will open Packerland Conference play at Peshtigo on Thursday.

Two Rivers 64
Algoma 33
*Owen Robertson 12

Hilbert 58
Gibraltar 40

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Southern Door Boys Win Opener

The Southern Door boys basketball team opened their 2022-2023 season with a 62-49 non-conference win over Denmark Tuesday. The Eagles led 31-20 at the half and then held off a couple of runs by the Vikings. Drew Daoust scored a game-high 27 points while Taylor Schaefer added 16 for Southern Door. Jack Dewar scored 12 points to lead Denmark.

Boys Basketball:
Chilton 61
Sturgeon Bay 49

Bonduel 74
Sevastopol 28

Kohler 96
Gibraltar 65

Kewaunee 67
Luxemburg-Casco 51

Algoma 73

Girls Basketball:
Southern Door 57
Shiocton 53 (OT)

Sturgeon Bay 62

Marinette 57
Luxemburg-Casco 50

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Land Line Phones on Washington Island Not Working

The Washington Island Fire Department is addressing the matter that many of the landline phones on the island are currently not working. Washington Island Fire and Rescue is encouraging everyone to check in often with friends or family on the island that may be dependent on landlines for emergencies. Currently, on the island, dialing 9-1-1 on any land lines, and life alerts hooked to land lines, will not work until the system is repaired. Cell phones continue to work on the island, as before. At this time, Frontier Communications is aware of the problem. It was announced that current estimates for full restoration of land line service would be sometime between November 29th and December 8th. Until then, if you know someone on the island who is dependent on land lines for emergencies, you are encouraged to check in with them periodically.

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