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Algoma High School Archives for 2019-11

Algoma boys basketball tips off season Saturday

The Algoma High School boys team opens the season Saturday with a night game against Two Rivers. The Purple Raiders beat Kewaunee by four earlier this week while the Wolves have yet to have a contest which should give an advantage to Two Rivers. Algoma will need to contain Cam Daffner who put up 25 points against the Storm in 35 minutes of play Tuesday.

Algoma girls basketball home Saturday afternoon

Algoma High School is at home Saturday afternoon against Green Bay West. The Wolves are looking for their first win of the season after managing only 29 points on the road against Wausaukee last Friday. Green Bay West is 0-2 and has also played Wausaukee, falling 49-34 at home. West also fell to Bonduel in the opener last week.

Algoma girls basketball drops season opener

The Algoma High School girls basketball team lost their season opener at Wausaukee 40-29 on Friday night. It is an adage that is normally reserved for football about the defense being ahead of the offense early in the season but that played out in spades on the court Friday. Because of the 90-minute commute, the game began at 6 PM and there was no JV contest. Perhaps the deviations from what would be considered a normal schedule affected the offensive production for both teams. 

Algoma scored fewer than 29 points just once all of last season. Wausaukee's 40 points would have been tied for their third lowest total last season. The lack of offense was atypical for both squads. Practices began last Monday with Thanksgiving forcing a condensed schedule before the first game. Algoma does not take the court again until Saturday, November 30th.


'It's All About the Athletes' for Algoma High School's Yaeger

For Algoma High School Athletic Trainer Kim Yaeger, there’s no such thing as a typical day – and that’s the way she likes it. 
For more than a decade now, Yaeger has made her work home (one of them, anyway) in the high school’s athletic training room. She’s there for everything from taping to addressing acute issues, coming up with practice plans and covering home athletic events. No two athletes and no two days are alike. 
“I never know what will walk into my athletic training room on a daily basis,” Yaeger said. “I love working with high school athletes because they are a very motivated group. And they’re a fun group to work with! You never know what they are going to do or say. It keeps me on my toes and I like to think it helps to keep me young.”
Yaeger initially considered physical therapy but ultimately discovered it wasn’t the right career path for her. She remained interested in the medical profession and she enjoyed watching sports, so athletic training seemed like a natural next step. 
She’s also a people person. Hands down, working with people is the best part of Yaeger’s job, she said.
“I get to work with a very diverse group of people,” she said. “Whether it’s working with the doctors, my coworkers, school administration or the athletes at school, everyone brings something different to my day. So definitely, my interaction with people is the best part.”
When she’s not at the high school, Yaeger coordinates pre-participation exams for athletes at various Bellin Health clinics. It keeps her plenty busy, but not so busy that she doesn’t find time to have fun traveling and, in the summer, watching her dad race stock cars. She’s also a music lover who attends as many concerts and live music events as she can, totaling about 50 each year.
Asked how it feels to make a difference in the lives of the students she works with, Yaeger pauses, then offers an unassuming answer.
“I guess it feels pretty good,” she says. “I don’t necessarily think in those terms – I’m just doing my job the best I can, whether that is helping an athlete with an injury or just listening to them on a good or bad day. It’s all about the athletes.”