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Sports to celebrate Sturgeon Bay senior days

It may look a little different than in years' past, but Sturgeon Bay seniors will get the spotlight one last time this spring.


In cooperation with the coaches of Sturgeon Bay's baseball, softball, track and field, and girls soccer teams, will highlight one senior athlete a day with short biographies co-written by their coaches. Thirty-three student-athletes will be featured leading up to their graduation at the end of May.  Beginning on Wednesday, we will begin highlighting the boys and girls track teams. Below is an introduction by track head coach Mike LeRoy.




With the global pandemic at hand, the 2020 Clipper track and field season got cut short after only a couple weeks of indoor practice and the hopes of better weather and upcoming indoor invitationals that were soon to be canceled. The Clipper girls looked to defend their 2019 Packerland Conference Championship - the first in a decade, while the boys team looked to regain the dominance they had on a three year run ending last season. With the season, school, and basically our lives on hold we can only hope that the sacrifices we are asked to make will lead to a return of normalcy and hopefully our 2020 track and field season. It’s very much like an eye exam, you look forward as hard as you can, and although some things are fuzzy and not very clear, you just keep on going.


High school seniors have been robbed of so many last memories of their high school careers, including being the influential leaders they have turned out to be.  I couldn’t be more proud as the Head Coach of Sturgeon Bay’s Boys & Girls Track & Field. I am also blessed to have great assistant coaches. Coaches John Rosenthal, Troy Hasenjager, Leanne Pinkert, and Nathan LeRoy all care not only for the athlete, but also for each and every one of the young men and women who they have had the honor to coach. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to have led such an amazing group of hard-working, caring, and devoted athletes who celebrate each other’s accomplishments more than their own. They are a true team which was developed by the leadership and dedication of this year’s senior class of 2020. Although the certainty of their senior season is unclear and blurred, my thoughts of them are not. In fact, in my eyes, this team would have been like having perfect vision as they are of course 20/20.


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