Softball teams ‘gears-up’ with Friday, May 3 game at Circle Tap

The Phoenix softball team will be taking on Youngstown State at Circle Tap in Denmark, Wis. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. This will be the final GB Gear-Up Game, with trucker hats being given away to the first 400 students in attendance. A bus will be available to go to Circle Tap for the game which will leave from the Residence Life Community Center at 3:15 p.m. and return following the game. The team gears-up for the Horizon League Championship, May 8-11.

Softball pitcher Schwebke steps into lead role for Phoenix

“Coming into her freshman season at UW-Green Bay, Kayla Schwebke had tempered expectations. The four-year standout at Laconia High School figured she would be eased in a bit to the college game and hoped that over the course of her first season with the Phoenix, she would work her way into some consistent innings. That simply has not happened. Instead, the freshman has become the lead hurler on the Phoenix’s pitching staff and has helped UWGB into a tie for third place in the Horizon League. The Fond du Lac Reporter has the story.

Former Green Bay softball player Nannemann is coaching in the area

Former Green Bay softball pitcher Ashley Nannemann is one of many former college athletes that are now coaching at Impact Sports Academy in De Pere. They will work for former professional baseball player Jason Berken, who returned to the Green Bay area and opened the indoor baseball and softball training facility offering elite level instruction and travel team programs to area athletes. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had the story.

Green Bay softball hosts Wright State this weekend

The Green Bay softball team has announced a change to its weekend schedule. A single game that was originally scheduled for Friday afternoon has been moved to Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m. The doubleheader against the Wright State Raiders will remain in place on Saturday, April 1, with games scheduled for Noon p.m. and 2 p.m. All games this weekend will be played at Mel Nicks Sports Complex, located one-half mile south of St. Norbert’s campus, 1300 Lost Dauphin Road DePere.

Good luck Nordic skiers, hello Panthers

Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball teams play at in-state rival UW-Milwaukee this weekend. The women have a 7 p.m. match-up on Friday (Feb. 17), and the men battle the Panthers at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Phoenix women play their last home game of the season on Monday, February 20, 2017. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. The Green Bay Nordic ski teams are competing in the NCAA Central Region Ski Championships this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. See results from past meets here. After a bit of a rough start, the Green Bay softball team found its groove with a 10-2 with over IUPUI last weekend. The Phoenix will play a string of road games before returning home on Mar. 31 for its first home game of the spring season. To see more on Green Bay Athletics go to www.greenbayphoenix.com.

Green Bay names new softball coach

Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced the hiring of Scott Wachholz as the next head coach of the Phoenix softball program. Wachholz will be the sixth head coach in program history, and comes to Green Bay following head coaching stints at UW-Parkside and Williston State College. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Master’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.

Women’s basketball, softball, earn big wins

The Green Bay women’s basketball team takes to the road after impressive victories last week over Youngstown State and Cleveland State. Green Bay sits alone atop the Horizon League standings with six regular season games remaining before hosting the Horizon League Championship tournament, March 10-13. In softball, the Phoenix opened its season with a sweep over South Dakota State and Western Illinois. It was the program’s first 2-0 start since the 2000 season.

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday

Friday is always a reason to celebrate at UW-Green Bay. This Friday (Sept. 25), among other surprises throughout the day, check out the Phoenix Bookstore’s JanSport collection of items and save 20 percent on apparel, backpacks, and other items sporting the Appleton-based company’s mark. (Including the hot new “Digital Burrito Pouch.”) Meanwhile, Aviand’s, as always, honors a 10 percent discount at select dining locations for those wearing Phoenix apparel. Playing at CheapSeats this Friday is the comedy “Ted 2.” Hip hop artist Mac Irv talks about real life experiences, chasing dreams and living life at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Club. On Saturday, it’s the women’s soccer team vs. Oakland at 6 p.m., with softball hosting Madison Area Technical College at 2 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. game against UW-Oshkosh. Go Phoenix. Go Green Bay!

Head softball coach Spoehr names Bachkora as assistant

Head coach Beth Spoehr has announced the addition of Greg Bachkora to the Green Bay softball coaching staff. Bachkora, originally from Lee’s Summit, Mo., joins the Phoenix after a two-year stint with Northern Colorado where he worked as a graduate assistant and the director of softball operations. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., and holds a master’s degree in physical education from Emporia State and a master’s in sports coaching from Northern Colorado.