Posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 6:06am by
The Algoma track team brought their throwers and jumpers to Oconto Falls Monday night and post several top five performances, including one event winner.
Emily Kirchman won the girls' shotput competition with a personal-best of 36-4 with teammate Faith Gerdmann right behind. Mason Melohn and Chris-Alan Ritchie rounded out the top five in the boys' competition with season-bests. Vivika Meverdenand Braden Crewe each leaped to top-five finishes in the high jump.
Some of the girls' team will head to UW-Oshkosh for a meet Tuesday night.
Posted Monday, March 27th, 2023 6:45am by
Two Packerland Conference school teams will open their week with an indoor track meet on the road Monday afternoon.
Algoma and Southern Door will be joined by the host school. Coleman, and Crivitz for the meet that will feature both the girls and boys' teams.
In their last meet, the Algoma Wolves' track team only had five kids compete but all five placed in the top six at Tuesday's indoor meet at Oconto Falls. Faith Gerdmann was the only girl to compete on Tuesday, taking second in the shot put with a season-best. For boys', Austin Miller won the pole vault while Braden Crewe's personal best leap was good enough for second place.
Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 9:32am by
The Algoma Wolves' track team only had five kids compete but all five placed in the top six at Tuesday's indoor meet at Oconto Falls.
Faith Gerdmann was the only girl to compete on Tuesday, taking second in the shot put with a season-best. For boys', Austin Miller won the pole vault while Braden Crewe's personal best leap was good enough for second place.
Posted Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 6:09am by
An overall successful start to the season for the Algoma Wolves Track and Field team will continue when they compete at the Oconto Falls Indoor Meet.
The field events have been the strong suits of the Wolves team this season, but the runners will look to turn that into their favor on Tuesday. Freshman Brennan Buckman has led the Wolves in the 60 and 200 meter dash so far this young season.
Algoma will be competing against Gibraltar, Gillett, Oconto Falls and Suring. The first events will begin at 4:00 P.M.
Posted Friday, March 17th, 2023 11:53pm by
It appears the Algoma track team's success will lean on its field events after a strong showing by the specialists at the Princeton/Green Lake Invitational hosted by Ripon College Friday night.
All six of its top-five finishers were in the field events. For the boys, Mason Melohn posted a personal record in the shot put, as did Braden Crewe in the high jump and Austin Miller in the pole vault. The girls stuck together for Algoma with Emily Kirchman and Faith Gerdmann finished 2 and 3 in the shootout. Vivika Meverden finished in the top five in high jump.
Posted Friday, March 17th, 2023 6:25am by
Algoma Track and Field
The Algoma Track and Field Boys Team will have two meets in two days after competing at UW-Oshkosh on Thursday.
Part of our boys competed at UW Oshkosh last night. Leading the boys in points was Senior Austin Miller placing 2nd in the pole vault, his first medal. Getting 5th in the 3200m run was Sophomore Alex Kirchman, his first medal also. Junior Mason Melohn 7th in shot and senior Cole Younk finished 8th, both with career-bests.
The Wolves have a quick turnaround heading to Ripon for another indoor invite on Friday. They will face Living Word Lutheran, Valley Christian, Kewaunee, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Hustisford, Laconia, Markesan, Mayville, Palmyra-Eagle, Columbus, Tri-County, Weyauwega Fremont and Reedsville.
Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2023 2:30pm by
After a successful Winter sports season from the Wolves, Algoma will look to carry that momentum into the spring season whenever it gets underway.
Last year's baseball season saw Algoma finish with a 5-13 record overall, and going 3-5 in conference play. The team could be returning all three of their Packerland All-Conference selections, with Chase Romdenne as a 2nd team infielder being their highest nominated player from last season. With only two seniors on the 2022 team, Algoma could be primed for a breakout season in the Packerland.
The Wolves softball team sits in the same position as the baseball team, potentially returning every member of the 2022 team but two graduating seniors. Algoma finished 5th in the Packerland conference last season at 6-6, and their overall record was 7-9. The Wolves lose their 2nd Team All-Conference pitcher Rylee Fenendael but will still potentially have Ryley Zimmerman and Sierra Slaby to lead the Wolves.
The Algoma track team will look to improve on their times from last season as well, after the boys and girls teams finished 8th at the Packerland Conference meet in 2022. The Wolves will welcome back 2nd place finisher in the 100 meter dash Kaden Vardon on the boys side and on the girls side Emily Kirchman who finished 2nd in the Shot Put will return as well.
The spring season could shake up to be an overall success for the Wolves of Algoma.
Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2023 6:14am by
The boys' track teams for Algoma and Southern Door will open their seasons on the road and indoors Thursday afternoon.
Hosted by the Lourdes Academy at UW-Oshkosh, Algoma and Southern Door will see Lake Country Lutheran, Suring, Catholic Memorial, Horicon, Seymour, Brillion, Campbellsport, Chilton, Clintonville, Dodgeland, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Gillett, Hustisford, Kiel, Laconia, Little Chute, Manawa, Lomira, Omro, Pacelli, Peshtigo, Randolph, Rosholt, St. Mary Catholic, Sheboygan Falls, Shiocton, Two Rivers, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, New London, Iola-Scandinavia, and Denmark. The meet begins at 4:45 p.m.
POTENTIAL RETURNING STATE QUALIFIERS FROM 2022
Logan Borths, Algoma (20.79 100M, 2nd; 1:13.36, 4th 400M; 2:32.19 3rd 800M; 14-00.50, 6th shotput in the wheelchair division)
Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 10:39pm by
In a closely contested game, the Algoma Wolves fell to the Coleman Cougars 44-42 in Coleman Tuesday night in Division 4 tournament action. The Wolves held a slim 16-15 lead in a low-scoring affair before Coleman outscored Algoma 29 to 23 in the second half to claim the regional win. Joe Olson led the Cougars with 17 points and four three-pointers. Evan Hockers added 16 more, with 12 of those coming in the second half.
The Wolves were led by Kaden Vardon who scored 18 points. Algoma finishes the season 7-16.
Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 6:16am by
The Algoma Wolves' boys basketball team will bus out of town to open their WIAA Tournament journey with a matchup against the Coleman Cougars.
The Wolves dropped their fifth game in six tries in heartbreaking fashion last Friday as they lost to Gibraltar on the road 42-40. The Wolves would enter the second half with a slim two-point advantage that once again wasn't safe throughout the period. Kaden Vardon tied the game with a three-pointer play with 20 seconds remaining before Schar's heroics at the horn. For the Wolves, Vardon scored a team-high 12 points and Owen Robertson nearly matched him with 11 points.
The Cougars enter the matchup with a 15-8 record but played only .500 down the stretch. Their regular season ended with a thud last Saturday afternoon when they lost to Lourdes Academy at home 70-38. Leading scorers Joseph Olsen (11.3 ppg), Logan Kurth (11.0 ppg), and Evan Hockers (10.9 ppg) were all held well below their scoring averages in the loss.
Posted Friday, February 24th, 2023 7:03am by
Tim Kowols and Gary Barta
The Algoma girls' basketball team will look to secure a second-straight upset on the road when they travel to Crandon Friday night.
Tied at 18 at the break, Algoma would come out firing on all cylinders in the second half, as Ryley Zimmerman and Emily Kirchman would combine for a 12-0 Algoma run, as the Eagles were held scoreless for the first six minutes of the second half. The Wolves forced some costly turnovers down the stretch leading to the 48-34 win over their Packerland rivals as Zimmerman led the way with 13 points and Kirchman and Brooke Mattson added 10 points each.
The Cardinals' lone loss on the season against Division 5 #1 Seed Wabeno-Laona on January 20th, winning nine games since. They have not allowed more than 40 points since the beginning of February, including a 50-27 win over Florence last Friday when Holly Palubicki scored 16 points. Mara Stamper leads the Cardinals with 14.7 points per game.
Posted Friday, February 17th, 2023 5:52am by
The Algoma girls basketball team ended their regular season on a positive note, topping the Gibraltar Vikings 55-17 Thursday night.
The Wolves kept the Vikings to single digits in the opening period, taking a 17-7 advantage into halftime. While the defense shined in the first half, the offense took center stage in the second half. Ryley Zimmerman scored 19 of her game-high 21 points after the break, while Halle Panger and Tru Sullivan each added six points in the victory.
Playing without Andie Schar and Colleen Carlisle, the Vikings made only six shots from the field. Krista Church made two of those shots from behind the arc, and led all Vikings players with six points. Mikala Gorham scored five points in the loss.
Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2023 5:45am by
The Algoma Wolves will play host to the streaking Gibraltar Vikings on Thursday night ahead of the WIAA playoffs beginning next week.
Algoma is coming off of a 10 point loss last Saturday to the Kewaunee Storm 62-52. The Wolves were not able to shut down Jadelynn Kroll in the matchup, as she exploded for 31 points, including 5 made threes throughout the game. Ryley Zimmerman has been doing it all for the Wolves, as her and Emily Kirchman led the way for scoring with 17 and 10 respectively. The Wolves received the #9 seed in the WIAA playoffs and will face off against the eighth seeded Southern Door Eagles in the opening round.
Gibraltar took care of business their last time on the court, defeating the Sturgeon Bay Clippers 61-35. A big three on the Vikings has begun to take form as Colleen Carlisle, Andi Schar and Mikala Gorham all scored in double digits in the win. The defensive effort of the Vikings has shown this season, and led them to their late season surge. Gibraltar received a 13 seed and will travel north to Niagara in the opening round.
Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 6:22am by
The Algoma Wolves boys basketball team outscored Sevastopol 45-20 in the second half to win on senior night 83-44.
Kaden Vardon was already strong night offensively before knocking down 10 shots inside the arc in the second half en route to a 30-point evening. The Lischkas proved to be worthy sidekicks as Parker scored 17 points and Carson hit three three-pointers to add 11 points. Two others added nine points in the Wolves win.
For the Pioneers, Zaul Valdivia scored all 11 of his points in the first half and Lucas Delsart scored eight points. Four others scored at least five points for the Pioneers.
Posted Monday, February 13th, 2023 7:16am by
Tim Kowols and Zach Goblisch
The Algoma boys' basketball team hope to send their seniors out on a good note Monday when they play the Sevastopol Pioneers.
The Wolves had no answers for Kaine Fort in a 54-46 loss to the Peshtigo Bulldogs. Carson Lischka did what he could to keep it close as he hit three of the Wolves' five three-pointers to score nine points in the game. Kaden Vardon led the way with 14 points, as three others scored at least seven points in the game. In the end, however, it was all about Fort's second-half performance. He scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to build on a three-point halftime lead.
After a back-and-forth start to the game, the Clippers were able to put together a run to end the half to take a 33-20 lead into the half. A strong start to the second half propelled the Clippers ahead, and they didn't look back en route to a 69-35 victory in the Pioneers' last game. Zaul Valdivia scored 11 points and Lucas Delsart added 10 points in the loss.
Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2023 10:42pm by
The Algoma boys basketball team had no answers for Kaine Fort in a 54-46 loss to the Peshtigo Bulldogs.
Carson Lischka did what he could to keep it close as he hit three of the Wolves' five three-pointers to score nine points in the game. Kaden Vardon led the way with 14 points as three others scored at least seven points in the game.
In the end, however, it was all about Fort's second-half performance. He scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to build on a three-point halftime lead. Mason Doberstein added 11 points and Grant Bauman added 10 points in the victory for the Bulldogs.
Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2023 5:42am by
The Algoma Wolves boys basketball team will take on a top Packerland power when they welcome in the Peshtigo Bulldogs Saturday night.
It will have been eight days since the Wolves hit the court against the Oconto Blue Devils last Friday in a 62-56 loss. The Wolves are being led by multiple top scorers, as the guard play from Algoma has led them to their current record of 6-12 and 2-10 in Packerland Conference play. The Wolves will look to play spoiler to Peshtigo’s conference championship pursuit.
Peshtigo remains towards the top of the standings nearing the end of the regular season, as they sit at 10-2 in the Packerland and 16-4 overall. A three game conference winning streak leads the Bulldogs into the final stretch of the regular season, in search of their second straight conference championship.
Posted Friday, February 10th, 2023 11:30pm by
The Algoma Wolves girls' basketball team continued their strong finish to the regular season on Friday night with a 67-32.
Fast starts were the key to starting each half for the Wolves, which scored the first nine points in the first half and the opening 11 points in the second half. Emily Kirchman dominated the Clippers, posting a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. She scored 16 points in the game's opening frame to help the Wolves hold a 32-14 lead at the break. Ryley Zimmerman and Teagen Luedtke each added 11 points in the win for the Wolves. The Clippers received 10 points from Autumn Rass to lead the way in the loss that dropped them to 2-19 on the year and winless in the Packerland. Regan Kasten scored eight points while two others scored at least four points.
The Wolves will travel to Kewaunee for a Saturday night matchup at 7:30 p.m. The Storm had nine different players scored but none more than seven in a 56-32 loss to Sevastopol Friday night. Jade Kroll managed seven points and Lexi Hanrahan added five points in the loss against the conference leaders.
Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2023 7:12am by
The Algoma boys basketball team return home for its senior night on Thursday when they welcome Sevastopol.
The Wolves' sank 11 threes on Friday, but it was not enough to topple Oconto in a 62-56 loss. Owen Robertson had a team-high 14 points in the loss with three of those three-pointers to his credit. Kaden Vardon added 12 points (three 3s), Chase Romdenne chipped in 11 points, Grant Vandervest contributed 8 points (two 3s).
The Pioneers gave up a run to end the half to take a 33-20 deficit into the half before Sturgeon Bay had another strong start to the second half in a 69-35 loss to the rival Clippers. Zaul Valdivia scored 11 points and Lucas Delsart added 10 points in the loss.
Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 6:33am by
Tim Kowols and Paul Schmitt
The Algoma girls' basketball team is back in action on Tuesday when they host Southern Door in the Fulwiler Fieldhouse.
The Algoma Wolves dropped a heartbreaker in overtime 50-46 to the Peshtigo Bulldogs on Tuesday night at home in Packerland Conference girls basketball. The Wolves trailed 18-11 at halftime but rallied in the second half, and the game was tied at 43 at the end of regulation to force overtime. In the overtime session, Peshtigo outscored the Wolves 7-3 to get the win. The Wolves were led by Rylee Zimmerman, who scored 14 points and drained three three-pointers, while Emily Kirchman tallied 12 points in the loss.
The Eagles are 10-10 on the year and 3-3 in their last six games, including a 61-55 loss to Oconto last Thursday. Allianna Dufek is nearly averaging a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds a game. Payton Gilbertson and Ashlyn Delfosse are averaging identical 10.2 ppg.
Posted Monday, February 6th, 2023 6:34am by
The Algoma boys' basketball team is showing some major signs of improvement heading into Saturday's matchup at Peshtigo.
The Wolves' sank 11 threes last Friday, it was not enough to topple Oconto in a 62-56 loss. Owen Robertson had a team-high 14 points in the loss with three of those three-pointers to his credit. Kaden Vardon added 12 points (three 3s), Chase Romdenne chipped in 11 points, Grant Vandervest contributed 8 points (two 3s).
A late first-half push from Peshtigo gave them the 32-23 halftime lead against Sturgeon Bay last week. The Clippers were able to bring the game back within reach and maintained that close margin through much of the second half. A late push fueled by good free throw shooting for the Bulldogs led them to the 60-50 victory.
Posted Friday, February 3rd, 2023 6:44am by
The Algoma boys' basketball program hopes to give their folks something to cheer about when they host Oconto on Friday night.
Only four Wolves players scored in their 62-59 overtime loss to NEW Lutheran. Chase Romdenne scored 21 points, and Owen Robertson chipped in 22 points in the loss. The Wolves have lost four of their last six games.
The Blue Devils' Kadin Baxter led the way with 27 points, while three others reached double-figures in their 72-62 victory over Sturgeon Bay.
Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 5:37am by
The Algoma Wolves will welcome in the Peshtigo Bulldogs for a Packerland conference matchup on Tuesday night.
Algoma is coming off of a 14 point loss to the hands of the Oconto Blue Devils, and will now take on Oconto neighbor in the conference. Emily Kirchman led the way in scoring for Algoma in their loss with 11, followed by Amelia Robinson with nine. Ryley Zimmerman still leads the way for the Wolves, but have found many role players along the stretch of the season that finds them with a .500 record overall and in conference play at 9-9 and 5-5 respectively.
Peshtigo will welcome the output that Akira Smalls gave them against Sturgeon Bay every time they hit the floor, as Smalls led the way with 25 points Friday night in a 62-36 win. The Bulldogs still find themselves tied with Oconto and two games back of Sevastopol in the Packerland conference, as they have won six straight Packerland matchups.