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Covering four state championship teams was a treat

By Greg Bates Sports editor March has truly been madness.In the last three weeks, I’ve covered games at the Cornerstone Community Center, the Kress Center at UW-Green Bay, Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Oshkosh West High School, the Resch Center in Green Bay, back-to-back days and the Kohl Center in Madison back-to-back days.Those …

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Manchester City

Manchester City hosts free soccer clinics before match at Titletown

By Greg BatesCorrespondent GREEN BAY – With a soccer ball on her foot, Hadley Schmidt felt like she was in her natural environment. The 10-year-old from De Pere was passing to teammates during a small circle game, trying to play keep-away from an instructor. Inevitably, that instructor, who works for the Manchester City Football Club, …

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Carbery

Carbery, a former St. Norbert College hockey player, enjoys first year coaching in NHL

By Greg BatesCorrespondent After bouncing around professional hockey leagues, Spencer Carbery said he knew his dream of making it to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player was fading. The 29-year-old had wrapped up his second season with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) when he started to ponder …

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Simmons

Former Southwest star Simmons hoping ‘to bounce back’ next season

By Greg Bates Correspondent After a successful first season on the college basketball court, Jaddan Simmons was hoping to up her game the following year. However, the Arizona State point guard didn’t live up to her expectations for herself. The Green Bay Southwest product is now turning her attention to the future to become what …

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Sectional

Late flurry sends De Pere soccer to sectional final

By Greg Bates Correspondent DE PERE – For just over 93 minutes Thursday night, neither the De Pere or Appleton North girls’ soccer teams could score. The tension and high stakes of playing in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division 1 sectional semifinal weighed heavily on the players. Top-seeded De Pere finally scored in …

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Notre Dame

Notre Dame comes up short in bid for state tournament

By Greg Bates Correspondent SEYMOUR – After the Notre Dame Academy baseball team dropped seven straight games in early May, things looked bleak. However, winning six of its next nine games propelled the Tritons into the postseason on a high note. Notre Dame went on a run, earning four playoff wins. They weren’t expected to …

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Gauthier

Former rivals, Gauthier and Blount now college teammates

By Greg Bates Correspondent DE PERE – The first time JP Gauthier and Josh Blount played baseball together was in T-ball. De Pere youth programs provided the duo with many opportunities to thrive on the diamond. When they were old enough for high school, the two went separate ways: Gauthier going to De Pere and …

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Sectionals

Ashwaubenon softball advances to sectionals

By Greg Bates Correspondent ASHWAUBENON – For the first time since 2018, the Ashwaubenon softball team will be competing in sectionals. Thanks to a lights-out pitching performance by Berritt Herr and fellow freshman Gianna Guarascio driving in four runs, the Jaguars beat Appleton North 10-0 in five innings in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division …

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