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  • Ice On!

    Pond Hockey Work Starts Weeks Before the Puck Drops  When you live in Door County year-round, out-of-towners often ask, “What’s there to do in the winter?” On Saturday, 49 teams will take to the ice for the 2022 Door County Pond Hockey Tournament, clearly demonstrating to both locals and visitors that the fun doesn’t stop […]

  • Winter Park Open for Snow Sports

    Winter Park in Kewaunee County has made enough snow to open the Prevea Health snow-tubing hill during special winter-break hours, ahead of opening the skiing and snowboarding runs. The tubing hill will be open Dec. 30, 10 am – 4 pm, and Jan. 2, 11 am – 5 pm.  The regular season for snow tubing, skiing and […]

  • DC United Wins Conference Swim Title

    Christy Braun (Sturgeon Bay) led the way as Door County United girls dominated the Bay Conference swim championships. Braun earned First Team All-Conference in all events she participated in and was named the Bay Conference Swimmer of the Year.  The team went undefeated in conference matchups and earned First Team All-Conference champion status in every […]

  • Gearing Up for the Door County Half Marathon

    What brings runners back to the big run After a yearlong hiatus, runners are ready to return to the Door County Half Marathon this weekend. Running means different things to different people, but to dedicate yourself to running a 13-mile race – and to come back and run it time and time again – there […]

  • Alpine Restoration Update

    Alpine Golf Course clubhouse manager Dennis Krishka will soon start taking tee times, with a scheduled reopening on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Krishka said the buyer of the course and the historical Egg Harbor resort still wanted to remain anonymous as of May 14, but he has big plans, including course updates, removing […]

  • Starting Line in Sight for Triathlon

    A year after the coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 Door County Triathlon, race director Sean Ryan is hopeful that triathletes will step up to the starting line again July 17 and 18.  “I’m feeling some level of optimism that the worst is behind us,” Ryan said. “I’m confident we can conduct the event live and […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run Registration Open

    The 12th Crossroads Trail Run will return June 17-19 in a hybrid format. Runners and walkers can choose a 2K, 5K or 10K distance and participate virtually or on-site in a noncompetitive, staggered start at 8 am on June 19 near the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. All trail routes will […]

  • Half Marathon Postponed to Oct. 30, 2021

    The organizers of the Door County Half Marathon have postponed the 2021 event because of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The race, originally scheduled for May 1, has been moved to Oct. 30, 2021.  “We have been closely monitoring the pace of vaccinations and the trends in the pandemic, hoping we could proceed with […]

  • Stenzel Wins 4th Straight Conference Championship

    Sevastopol’s Olivia Stenzel earned her fourth straight Packerland cross-country title Oct. 15, outpacing the field by nearly a full minute. She finished in 19:33; Sydney Lund of Peshtigo took second in 20:26; and Stenzel’s teammates Jolene Luedke (21:08) and Kylie Newton (22:07) followed.  Those performances lead the Pioneers to the team title over second-place Southern […]

  • Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Goes Local

    Oct. 4 should mark the 22nd Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for Margie Needelman – a 32-year bone marrow transplant survivor – and Jerry Needelman of Sister Bay. But this year, it’s a walk route of participants’ own choosing, so the Needelmans have created a 5K “mini” walk and invite (masked and socially distanced) others to join. […]

  • Clippers May Not Get Opportunity to Defend Soccer Title

    One of the most dominant programs in Door County prep history will likely miss out on a rare opportunity this fall now that the school has pushed fall sports into the spring season. That means the defending Division 4 state champion Clippers boys soccer team will not get a chance to defend its title.   Coach […]

  • Learning How to Sail in Sturgeon Bay

    By Tim Sweet Although many summertime activities were canceled this year because of the pandemic, a group of young community leaders figured out a safer way to offer sailing lessons to youth and adult students in Sturgeon Bay. Sail Training Foundation (STF) lead instructor Frank “Frankie” Pudlo, 19, has been sailing since he was eight. […]

  • Fall Challenge Ride, Hey Hey 5K Canceled

    Organizers encourage participants to support nonprofits that support them The Peninsula Pacers organization has announced the cancellation of two September events. After consulting with municipal leaders, sponsors and public-health officials, it has canceled the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge scheduled for Sept. 19 and the Hey Hey 5K on Sept. 26.  “As much as we would […]

  • Snowkiting: A New Adventure on Lake Michigan

    Taking to inland lakes or the frozen bay in winter is an experience usually reserved for snowmobiling and ice fishing. However, there’s another way to experience the Hothian landscape. When snow is fresh and winds rise above 15 knots, the window of opportunity to snowkite opens.  Similar to kitesurfing, snowkiting uses a kite to harness […]

  • Enjoy – But Take Care – When Snowmobiling

    Wisconsin offers some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, especially in the northern part of the state.  Fourteen people have died while snowmobiling in Wisconsin this season, and there were 16 snowmobile fatalities in 2019. February is often the deadliest month for snowmobilers; there have been six snowmobile fatalities so far this February. Alcohol, excessive […]

  • Use Caution on Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails

    Snowmobilers should use caution and be mindful of their surroundings on the nearly 205 miles of trails in Kewaunee County that were set to open Feb. 14 in all four snowmobile sections, three of which include use of the Ahnapee State Trail.  “When operating on the Ahnapee State Trail, be aware that there are many […]

  • Northern Door Thursday-Night Darts

    Week 4 Results Bley’s Bar 10, Coyote Roadhouse 8 Casey’s 8, Mr. G’s 10 The Mill 6, Island Fever 12  Mike’s: bye Hat Tricks Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 1 Brad Rasmussen, Island Fever, 2 9 Dart Out Joe Kurth, Casey’s, 1 Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 1 Andrew Krowas, Mr. G’s, 1 8 Dart Out Missy […]

  • Winter Park Set to Open

    The snow has fallen; the hills have been groomed; and Winter Park in Kewaunee County is ready to open! The fun will begin with a test run of the snow-tubing hill Dec. 27, 11 am – 4 pm, weather permitting. Then the ski/snowboarding hills are scheduled to open with regular-season hours for the entire park […]

  • Ski and Snowshoe for Free at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. Attend the Ski for Free program Dec. 28, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Dec. 29, 1-4 pm, when Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports will lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment to fit […]

  • Through the Eyes of the Fan

    A golf writer joins the gallery This gig has been good, that’s for sure. When not profiling the people and places that define golf in Door County, I get to do it on a national level at GOLF Magazine. There’s a big golfy world out there. It has Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka, St. Andrews […]