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Kewaunee and Gibraltar get seeds in football playoffs

One Door and one Kewaunee County football qualified for the state playoffs this season and both know who they will be playing in the first round.

 

In 11-man football, Kewaunee has a two-seed in Division 5 in Group B. The Storm will host 7-seeded Omro on Friday in a game you can listen to on 96.7 WBDK and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. If Kewaunee wins on Friday they will play the winner of (3) Chilton and (6) Wittenberg-Birnamwood.

 

Meanwhile, in 8-man football, Gibraltar will have a rematch against a team they've already beaten this season. The Vikings earned a three-seed and they will travel to two-seed Suring. The two teams met, also in Suring, on September 6th with the Vikings coming away with a 43-24 victory. If the Vikings can beat Suring again they will take on the winner of (1) Newman Catholic and (4) Marion/Tigerton. You can listen to the broadcast of the game on Friday on 105.1 The Viking and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

Badgers blow lead at Illinois

The only time Wisconsin trailed in their game at Illinois on Saturday was when there were all zeroes on the clock when the game ended. Wisconsin led the Fighting Illini 20-7 after Jonathan Taylor ran for a touchdown at the beginning of the third quarter. For the rest of the game, the Badgers missed a field goal, lost a fumble and threw an interception allowing Illinois a chance to come back and they did. James McCourt hit a 39-yard field goal as time expired to give Illinois an upset victory. The final score was 24-23.

 

Wisconsin's playoff hopes may have been dashed after this loss to an Illini team that came into the game at 2-4 overall. The Badgers have a chance to get back in the playoff hunt on Saturday when they travel to fourth-ranked undefeated Ohio State.

Southern Door volleyball runner-up in conference tournament

Head Coach Craig Kain is estatic to note Southern Door High School volleyball took 2nd place to Oconto in the Packerland Conference Tournament. Winning the regular season crown and finishing second in the tournament gives the Eagles a shared conference championship. This is the first year in school history, that Southern Door has had or shared a conference championship.


The Eagles had three matches on the day. They won in the quarterfinals and semis in straight sets before falling to Oconto in the championship.


Sevastopol: 25-16, 25-19
Sturgeon Bay: 25-20, 25-19
Oconto: 21-25, 17-25

 

Southern Door will host Roncalli in the first round of the WIAA postseason on Tuesday night. The Eagles are a four seed.


Kewaunee wins MONLPC Large

Kewaunee High School's football team and Peshtigo entered Friday night's game undefeated in conference play. Only the Storm came out of it unscathed though. Host Kewaunee dominated the Bulldogs on their way to a 35-8 win. Running back Owen Kudick opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 19-yard TD run. Quarterback Ryan Carmichael threw to Max Hanrahan from 25 yards out also in the first. It was 13-0 Kewaunee at halftime. 


Jack Severin ran into the endzone for the only score of the third quarter. Kewaunee would score twice more in the fourth sandwiching Peshtigo's only touchdown of the night. Will Boettcher broke a 67-yard run with the game already decided. Kewaunee will host a Level One playoff game on Friday night.

 

Algoma football gets Week Nine shutout

Algoma High School's football team ended the year with a familiar result Friday night, another shutout. The Wolves defeated Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 32-0 to finish the season with eight wins to just one loss. Algoma High School's enrollment is too big to qualify for the eight-player football postseason but the Wolves rank in the top 5 in the state according to multiple polls.


Algoma's offense didn't pour it on in Week Nine like so many contests this year. The scoring trickled in. Running back Jordan Deringer threw to Chase Peronto on a trick play in the first quarter for 49 yards and a touchdown. Deringer contributed both the touchdowns in the second quarter as well. He ran it in from 14 and 39 yards respectively. . Algoma got another TD run from Deringer in the fourth and capped the scoring off with a Brett Benesh big play.Deringer finished with 167 yards rushing total.

 

Southern Door hosts Packerland volleyball tournament

Southern Door High School's volleyball team is the top seed in Saturday's Packerland Conference Tournament and also the host school. The first match is at 9:30 with doors opening an hour earlier. Other teams participating include Algoma, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, NEW Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, Peshtigo, and Oconto. The tournament utilizes four courts to ensure all teams are accomodated in a speedy manner. Two of the courts will be in the Eagle Gym with two more in the high school gym. 


Brackets have already been released for the WIAA Tournament. Southern Door received a four seed in Section 4 of the Division Three bracket. They will host the first round of the postseason tournament Tuesday against Roncalli.


Southern Door football ends season with loss

Southern Door High School's football team ended the 2019 season with a whimper at Bonduel, losing 42-0. It took until the 3rd quarter for the Eagles to pick up a first down and they never found the end zone. Bonduel got on the board early in the first quarter, forcing a three-and-out from Southern Door before marching down the field. Quarterback Cole Letter found Carson Robaidek from 32 yards out. Isaac Banker ran it in from the 2 yard line with 2:31 left in the opening frame. 


Max Sokolski had two touchdown runs in the second quarter to put Bonduel up 28-0 at half. A Dylan Springborn interception return and Logan Majewski touchdown run were the only points of the second half. One of the lone highlights for Southern Door was an Alex Daoust interception.

Spartans post-season hopes dashed with 30-22 loss to Wrightstown on WBDK

Luxemburg-Casco fought hard but came up short Friday night with a 30-22 loss to the Wrightstown Tigers in a North Eastern Conference regular-season finale. 

 

The Spartans fell behind early as Wrightstown scored on their first three offensive drives.  Tailing 14-0 after one quarter, the Spartans were able to get on the board with 11:17 left in the second quarter on a one-yard run by running back Reece Worachek. 

 

Wrightstown led 21-7 at halftime before Spartan quarterback Matt Cravillion scored from 3 yards out to close the gap to 21-14. 

 

 

The Tigers scored twice to take a 30-14 lead early in the fourth quarter before the Spartans made a late rally with a 12 yard run from Worachek to get within eight points but could not capitalize on two Wrightstown fumbles in the final five minutes.  The Spartans were denied with 36 seconds left on fourth and goal from the one-yard line when Worachek slipped after the hand-off and was stopped short of the goal line.

 

The Spartans (3-5, 3-6 overall) will now miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years.  Wrightstown (7-1, 7-2 overall) will now wait for the seeding after finishing second in the North Eastern Conference. 

 

(Photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux)

Running game leads Gibraltar to crown on 105.1 The Viking

The Gibraltar Vikings relied on its running game to capture its first football conference crown in 45 years Friday night, defeating the host Wausaukee Rangers 42-13.

 

The Vikings got off to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to rushing touchdowns from Luke Steebs and Alex Laughlin. After the Rangers' Hayden Reinkow found Brandon Shigouri for a 20-yard touchdown pass, Laughlin found the endzone again from 20 yards out on the ground to make it 22-6 at the break. Laughlin would get his third rushing touchdown of the game on a circus-like recovery of his own fumble for the only score in the third quarter. After the Vikings' Brandon Stillman punched in one touchdown from the one-yard line to open the fourth quarter, Reinkow would score one of his own from the same distance for the Rangers. Sam Lindenberg threw a touchdown pass to Spencer Krause to end the scoring for the evening with less than a minute remaining in the game.

 

The Vikings eclipsed the 300 yard mark rushing as a team for the second time in as many weeks, led by Laughin's 170 yards. The Vikings must now wait to see who, where and when they will play as the playoff field gets set on Saturday.

 

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Sevastopol drops homecoming game on 104.1 WRLU

The Sevastopol football team played hard in front of a big homecoming crowd on Friday night against Wabeno-Laona but couldn't come up with a victory in the final game of the season. The Rebels knocked off Sevastopol 54-14 ending the Pioneers state title defense. Sevastopol's defense had a hard time stopping the dynamic running duo of Ethan Westimayer and Connor Taylor for Wabeno/Laona. They both scored four touchdowns with two of Taylor's coming on kickoff returns.

 

The Pioneers had a couple of big plays of their own on offense. Logan Beyer caught a 67 yard touchdown pass from Jack DeYoung who was in the game replacing the injured Triston Beauchamp. Spencer Evenson had a 35 yard touchdown run in the second half. He finished with 25 carries for 142 yards and reached the 1,000 yard mark on the season.

 

Sevastopol emptied the playbook for the final game of the season and they all ended in interceptions. A flea flicker in the first half was picked off. Both of Spencer Evenson's passes were intercepted in the game including a jump pass attempt down near the goal line.

 

Sevastopol only lined up with three seniors on the squad this season and they were all honored at halftime along with other accomplished Sevastopol senior athletes. Only one of those three suited up in the final game and that was Arthur Hocevar. Triston Beauchamp and Caden Kacmarynski were both out with injuries. 

 

Sevastopol Head Coach Ron Frank said in the postgame show on 104.1 WRLU that he expected his team to have growing pains this season after losing so much off of last year's state championship team. But with the Pioneers only losing three players off the team, the 2020 campaign could be a strong one.

 

Algoma football wraps up season on road

Algoma High School's football team ends their first eight-player season on the road Friday night at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah. Elkhart Lake enters the contest 4-4 and features a unique mascot. It may be the only time in program history that the Algoma Wolves have had to take on a team calling themselves the Resorters. As their record would suggest, it has been an up-and-down season for Elkhart Lake but they have strung together three consecutive wins at one point. The Resorters boast an upset win over Oakfield, a state-ranked team at the time. They also played Newman Catholic tough, losing 28-14.


Algoma's only loss was to Newman Catholic and have rolled since. Last week at St. Mary Catholic the Wolves gave up the first score of the game and followed it up with 54 unanswered. At 7-1, it has been a very successful transition to eight-player football for the Wolves.

Cross country recap: Kewaunee captures conference crown

The Kewaunee girls cross country team was the big winner at Thursday's Packerland Conference championships held by Gibraltar.

 

The Storm edged out Sturgeon Bay by five points (67-72) to take the title. Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel won the girls' race by 14 seconds, running a time of 20:03 on the 5K course. 

 

The Storm boys' team actually tied Peshtigo at 64 points, but the title was given to Peshtigo based on criteria. Southern Door was not far off the pace itself, scoring 67 points to take third. Southern Door's Sam Dean posted the fastest local time, running a 17:38 to finish in fifth.

 

Top 5 results (Links to individual results from DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com below)

 

BOYS
1, Josh Woller Oconto 16:31.26 
2, Caleb Smith Peshtigo 17:21.49 
3, Andrew Nelson Peshtigo 17:28.73
4, Logan Smith Peshtigo 17:34.85
5, Sam Dean SD 17:38.59 

 

GIRLS

1, Olivia Stenzel Sevastopol 20:09.60

2, Sydney Lund Peshtigo 20:23.66
3, Lydiah LeCloux Southern Door 21:23.07

4, Elizabeth Lamack Kewaunee 21:24.87
5, Miranda Olson Sturgeon Bay 21:34.76

 

Algoma

Gibraltar

Southern Door

Kewaunee

Sturgeon Bay
Sevastopol


Volleyball recap: Luxemburg-Casco sweeps Marinette

While the area's Packerland Conference teams prepare for Saturday's championships, Luxemburg-Casco hit the court for one of its final tune-ups before WIAA Tournament action begins.

 

The Spartans swept Marinette 3-0, not allowing the Marines to even hit double digits by winning their sets by scores of 25-5, 25-4, and 25-5. It was a balanced night of offense for the Spartans with Hannah Derenne registering six aces and four kills while Holly Baierl and Grace Holschuh  each adding at least five kills of their own. Bekah Day led the Spartans from the setter position with 17 assists on the evening.

 

Saturday's Packerland Conference tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Door High School.

 

Picture courtesy of L-C Volleyball

Gibraltar chase conference crown on 105.1 The Viking

The first conference crown in 45 years is on the line Friday night when the Gibraltar Vikings battle the Wausaukee Rangers on 105.1 The Viking.

 

The Vikings are tied with Suring for the MONLPC-EIght-Man Conference lead and need a win to keep pace after the Eagles blew out Three Lakes last night 70-24. The Rangers are almost like looking at a mirror offensively with Hayden Renikow trailing the Vikings' Luke Steebs for the passing yards lead and Brandon Shigouri behind Alex Laughlin for the receiving yards title. After losing their first six games, the Rangers have won two straight. This gives Gibraltar head coach Mike Peck more reason to make sure his team stays focused for Friday night and not look ahead to their playoff berth.

Tim Kowols will be on the call from Wausaukee on 105.1 The Viking with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. The game is also available streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. If available, a video feed can be found by liking DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com on Facebook.

 

MORE COVERAGE: Culver’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Week: Gibraltar’s Connor Duffy and Brandon Stillman

Spartans travel to Wrightstown for regular season finale on WBDK

The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will travel to Wrightstown Friday night in the final regular-season game against the Tigers in the North Eastern Conference.  The Spartans (3-4, 3-5 overall) need a win to become play-off eligible while Wrightstown (6-1, 6-2 overall) have co- conference championship aspirations if they would win and undefeated Freedom falls to Marinette.  Luxemburg-Casco is coming off a heart-breaking 6-0 overtime loss to Little Chute last Friday while the Tigers loss 24-6 to West DePere in a non-conference matchup.  The pregame show will begin from Wrightstown High School at 6:30 pm with kickoff set for 7 pm on 96.7 FM WBDK.  The game will also be streamed live on DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

(photo courtesy of Ron LeCloux of Reece Worachek earlier this season)

Sevastopol plays homecoming game on 104.1 WRLU

Sevastopol football's last game this season is homecoming and you can listen to it on 104.1 WRLU. The Pioneers will be taking on Wabeno/Laona. Sevastopol is coming off a 36-14 loss to Gibraltar last week in a game that was closer than the final score indicates. It was a one-score game with six minutes left to play before the Vikings pulled away at the end. That loss ended Sevastopol's three-game winning streak.

 

Wabeno/Laona is coming off a 38-6 non-conference victory over Three Lakes last week. They are led by their senior running back and defensive back Ethan Westimayer. He's rushed for over 800 yards this season and picked off two passes as well.

 

Spencer Evenson has a chance to rush for over 1,000 yards on the season if he gains 123 yards on the ground.

 

Jonathan Bregman and Tim Ash will be on the call on 104.1 WRLU and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. The pregame show will begin at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.

Southern Door football closes out 2019 season

Southern Door High School's football team ends the season on the road in a non-conference game against Bonduel. The two teams have just one common opponent in Peshtigo. Southern Door fell at Peshtigo last week 42-27 while the Bears were victorious against them in Week Two, 54-0. Bonduel is another power running team. They average 180 yards per game on the ground. Southern Door has struggled against that this season with a young defensive line. The Bears enter the game with a 6-2 record.


For Southern Door, they will look to counter with some newly found balance. Quarterbacks Marcus Marchant and Alex Daoust the past two weeks have had success through the air. Freshman receiver Jack Peterson has been their favorite target, or at least the most explosive. On the ground, running back Nick Baudhuin is always a threat. Pregame is at 6:30 with kickoff at 7 PM on More FM 102.1.

 

Sturgeon Bay soccer bounces back on 103.3 The Clipper

After being shutout on Monday against Gibraltar/Sevastopol, the Sturgeon Bay boys soccer team wasted no time getting on the board against Algoma on 103.3 The Clipper. Christian Fairchild scored in the 2nd minute and Sturgeon Bay would add three more goals and to beat the Wolves 4-0. 

 

The game was played in Ashwaubenon at the home of the Green Bay Booyah because Sturgeon Bay's Clark Field was too wet to play. This was the second matchup between these two teams played on a neutral field. The first was played at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay because Algoma's home field was too wet.

 

Robert Alas scored in the 38th minute for Sturgeon Bay and the Clippers had a 2-0 lead at the half. Owen Stevenson added a goal two minutes into the second half and Arthur Kelsey would finish off the scoring late in the game.

 

Despite allowing four goals, Algoma goalkeeper Haakon Utesch was stellar making save after save including a highlight-reel diving save to stop a Carson Dvorak shot.

 

Sturgeon Bay will next take the pitch Friday night when they travel to Pulaski for a 6 PM kickoff. The next broadcast of Sturgeon Bay soccer will be next Thursday in the playoff opener. They will take on the winner of Howards Grove and Kewaunee which will be played on Tuesday. The pregame show will begin at 6:30 and kickoff at 7 PM on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

 

Other local Thursday soccer action included Gibraltar/Sevastopol facing Stockbridge and Kewaunee playing Peshtigo, but no scores were reported. In addition to the Clippers' matchup against Pulaski, Friday's action includes Luxemburg-Casco playing at home against The Prairie at 5 p.m., Kewaunee battling Wrightstown on the road at 4 p.m., 

Southern Door's Claflin gets offer

The courtship of Southern Door's Ryan Claflin officially began earlier this week when he secured his first Division 1 scholarship offer.

 

Claflin tweeted Wednesday he received an offer from nearby Green Bay. According to VerbalCommits.com, The senior small forward has also received offers from Winona State, Hillsdale, Northern Michigan, and Michigan Tech. 

Door County United travels for meet

The Door County United swim team hits the road Thursday evening for its final dual meet of the season.

 

The co-op team with swimmers from Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay will travel to Marinette ahead of its final three invitationals of the season before WIAA Sectionals. The team will swim at Shorewood this Saturday before two straight Thursdays of conference meets to close out the month.

Packerland Conference to decide cross country champ

Teams from the Packerland Conference will descend on the Chief Kahquados course again Thursday afternoon with a team title on the line.

 

The Peshtigo boys and Kewaunee girls look to defend their team titles from last year that saw Gibraltar's Evan Henry and Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel win their respective races. Top-ten runners from last year's conference champions returning this year include Southern Door's Sam Dean and Kewaunee's James Cullen in the boys' race while Stenzel, Southern Door's Lydiah LeCloux, and Kewaunee's Elizabeth Lamack renew their rivalry in the girls' run.

 

Thursday marks the second time Gibraltar, Southern Door, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, and Algoma have tackled the 5K course. First races begin at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Additional Coverage: Gibraltar’s Casanas hopes to finish season strong

 

Volleyball seedings announced

Conference tournaments are still on the horizon, but area volleyball teams have a better idea of where they might be next week after WIAA Tournament seedings were announced.

 

Luxemburg-Casco will be the site of one of the Division 2 regionals as the number 1 seed. They will wait for the winner of Wrightstown and Oconto Falls on October 24th. Sturgeon Bay will host a regional game on October 22nd against Two Rivers to set up a potential matchup between Green Bay West and Freedom. 

 

In Division 3, Southern Door will host a regional game as a number 4 seed on October 22nd when they host Roncalli. Kewaunee could be waiting in the wings for the Eagles on October 24th if the Storm can defeat St. Mary Springs on the road. Algoma scored a first round home match against Brillion on October 22nd, setting up a potential match up against top seeded Howards Grove or Kohler. Sevastopol will hit the road on the 22nd to face Manitowoc Lutheran with an opportunity to play either Oostburg or Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

 

Division 4 features Gibraltar hosting a regional matchup against Oneida Nation on October 22nd with hopes of hosting another regional game on the 24th against either Valley Christian or Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah. 

 

Picture courtesy of Luxemburg-Casco Volleyball

Sturgeon Bay soccer hopes to bounce back on 103.3 The Clipper

The Sturgeon Bay boys soccer team will be in an unfamiliar position on Thursday night...playing in a game coming off a conference loss. Gibraltar/Sevastopol knocked off the Clippers 1-0 on Monday and it was the first Packerland Conference loss for Sturgeon Bay since joining the league in 2017. Sturgeon Bay will have a chance to rebound playing at home against Algoma. Star forward Eli Dietzel will still be out with a hip flexor and the Clippers badly missed him against the Vikings.

 

You can hear the broadcast of the game at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports and 103.3 The Clipper with the pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m. PM and kickoff at 4:00 p.m. live from Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon.

 

Other soccer games Thursday night include Gibraltar/Sevastopol taking on Stockbridge on the road at 5 p.m., and Kewaunee traveling to Peshtigo for a road match at 4 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday volleyball recap

Southern Door capped off a great conference season and Gibraltar picked up a road win on Tuesday.

 

The Eagles finished 8-0 in the Packerland Conference after knocking off Algoma 3-0 at home Tuesday night. Southern Door won each set by similar scores, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-20.

 

Gibraltar took care of Sevastopol on the road in three sets, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-22. The Vikings were led by Agne Zukauskaite and Abbi Sitte.

 

Kewaunee went on the road to play Peshtigo and no score has been reported from that match.

Tuesday soccer recap - another Vikings victory

Gibraltar/Sevastopol picked up their second straight big conference win and Luxemburg-Casco got a late equalizer to tie on the road on Tuesday.

 

One night after knocking off the top team, Sturgeon Bay, in the Packerland Conference, Gibraltar/Sevastopol took care of the second-best team Green Bay NEW Lutheran by a final score of 3-1. The Vikings are now second place in the Packerland with a 6-1-3 record in the conference.

 

Griffin Saldana scored in the 88th minute for Luxemburg-Casco on the road against Clintonville to tie the Truckers 2-2. The Spartans led 1-0 at the half, then Clintonville scored two goals to take in the lead in the second half before the tying goal by Saldana.

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