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Algoma High School Archives for 2024-02

Algoma boys drop heartbreaker to Weyauwega in regionals

In a Division 4 WIAA regional quarterfinal, the #10 Algoma Wolves came up just short on the road with a 44-42 loss to the #7 Weyauwega Warhawks on Tuesday night. 


After a tightly fought first half tied at 18-18 at intermission, the Wolves and Warhawks battled back and forth to the final buzzer. 


Brayden Arndt led Weyauwega as he was the only Warhawk scoring in double figures with 16 points.


The Wolves were paced by Parker Lischka, who scored 15 points, while Chase Romdenne added nine more for Algoma.


Weyauwega will now take on #2 St. Mary Catholic on Friday in the regional semi-final.

Algoma ends their season with an 11-12 record.  

Wolves girls fall to Lancers

The Algoma girls' basketball team fell behind early and never could catch up as they fell to Manitowoc Lutheran 52-28.


After she cracked 30 points in her previous game, the Lancers refused to let Ryley Zimmerman have another banner night. The senior had just five points for the Wolves as the they fell behind 24-12 after the first half. Sierra Slaby did her part to pick up the offense, leading the Wolves with 10 points. Ginevra Ermis scored 15 points to lead the Lancers.

Algoma girls continue tournament run at Manitowoc Lutheran

The Algoma Wolves will turn their attention to the road after an impressive home victory when they play Manitowoc Lutheran in the second round of the WIAA Girls Basketball Tournament.


The Wolves led from start to finish and defeated the Roncalli Jets 59-39 behind Ryley Zimmerman, who led the Wolves in scoring with 31 points while hitting five three-pointers in her final game at the Fulwiler Fieldhouse. Sierra Slaby added 10 more points and numerous rebounds while having an impressive floor game for Algoma.


The Lancers enter the matchup with a 20-4 record, nursing a 10-game winning streak. Ginevra Ermis leads the team with 14.4 ppg while Marissa Mehlhorn chips in with 12.9 ppg.


Tip-off in Manitowoc is set for 7 p.m.

Wolves ground Jets in Regional opener on 104.1 WRLU

The #6 Algoma Wolves led from start to finish and defeated the #11 Roncalli Jets 59-39 in a first-round regional at Fulwiler Fieldhouse Tuesday night in the WIAA girl's basketball state tournament.


The Wolves jumped to a 7-2 lead in the first five minutes and used a suffocating defense to contain the Jets throughout the first half.  Roncalli cut the lead to four points at one point in the first half, but Algoma responded by going on a run and taking a 33-18 lead into halftime.


The Wolves would keep the pressure up in the second half and the Jets would not get any closer than 14 points the rest of the way.


Ryley Zimmerman led the Wolves in scoring with 31 points while hitting five three-pointers. 


Sierra Slaby added 10 more points and numerous rebounds while having an impressive floor game for Algoma.


Lauren Stangel paced the Jets with 16 points, but no other player scored in double figures for Roncalli.


Algoma (14-11) will now advance to the regional semi-final on Friday night against #3 Manitowoc Lutheran (21-5).



Wolves boys take bite out of Vikings on 105.1 The GOAT

All four Algoma seniors got into the act on Monday during their special night as the Wolves beat the visiting Gibraltar Vikings 56-39.


Little-used reserve player Josh Paul got the good vibes going for the Wolves with one of his first baskets of the season, but the Vikings would take those away thanks to Braden Sitte taking the offense to the hoop as he scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half.

The Wolves stepped up their defensive pressure halfway through the first half, sparking the offense in the process as Parker Lischka scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first half and generated several fast break opportunities. The Vikings would find themselves down 28-18 at the break due to three other players combining for only six points as the Wolves denied them the arc in almost every possession.

The combination of their zone defense and an offensive explosion from Braeden Leist allowed the Wolves to extend their lead in the second half. The Vikings went almost nine minutes to start the frame without a field goal, while Leist scored nine of his 11 points after the break. Cody Kirchman also played a role in extending the lead for the Wolves as he scored seven of his nine points in the second half.

Kayin Jackson and Liam Lindenberg would eventually be able to knock down shots from beyond the arc, but it was not enough to turn the game in their favor. Jackson and Aaron Brey complemented Sitte with five points apiece, while Will Lecy added four points from the line.

Monday's game marked the final Packerland game for the Vikings, ending their season with games at Menominee (MI) on Thursday and at home against Hilbert on Saturday.

The Wolves wrap up their regular season with a game against Kewaunee on Thursday.

Lady Wolves look to down Jets in regional on 104.1 WRLU

The #6 Algoma Wolves will host the #11 Roncalli Jets in a first-round regional of the WIAA girls' basketball state tournament on Tuesday evening.


The Wolves (10-6, 13-11 overall) finished fourth in the Packerland Conference and fell to the co-champion Kewaunee Storm 67-38 at home last Thursday to finish the regular season.


The Jets (5-9, 7-16 overall) finished tied for fifth in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference and lost to Chilton 59-19 last Thursday.


Ryley Zimmerman leads a balanced Algoma attack with 10.5 points a game, while Sierra Slaby rebounds at a 5.8 clip for the season.


Click here for our entire interview with Wolves head coach Mark Zastrow.


Roncalli is led by Lauren Stangel who is averaging 15.2 points per game and Isabella Jacky who is pulling down 10.1 boards per contest.


The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and streamed on the New Radio Sports Network.  Pregame is set for 6:45 p.m. with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Paul Schmitt and Reece Robillard will have the call from Algoma High School. 

Wolves' Zastrow still chasing success

Even after winning his 300th game as head coach of the Algoma girls' basketball team, Mark Zastrow turned the attention to his players.


Zastrow and Kewaunee's Lynn Geier serve as the dean of the coaching ranks for girls' basketball coaches in Door and Kewaunee counties, with all of the other schools changing their head coaches within the last five years. Zastrow has over a quarter-century in his role, leading the Wolves to a 13-10 mark overall and 10-5 in the Packerland Conference. When asked about whether posting over 300 wins as head coach was an accomplishment or just a number to him, Zastrow said it is an accomplishment for the players that he has had the pleasure to be involved with. 

Speaking before their win against Gibraltar on Monday, Zastrow said they were approaching their final week of the regular season like they were competing for a conference championship despite being on the outside looking in at Kewaunee, Sevastopol, and Oconto.

Zastrow and Geier will coach against each other in the Packerland Conference finale as Algoma hosts Kewaunee on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Wolves girls sink Vikings on the road on 105.1 the GOAT

In what head coach Mark Zastrow called their most complete game of the season, the Algoma Wolves girls' basketball team used timely shooting and a strong defensive effort to beat Gibraltar on the road 55-33 Monday night.


The Wolves' defense held the Vikings to a pair of long scoring droughts at the beginning of each half to build double-digit leads. Nora Krause paced the Wolves out of the game, scoring nine first-half points as she knocked down a pair of three-pointers. The Vikings didn't get on the scoreboard until 10:48 left in the first half on a right-handed baby hook. 



The Vikings' Mikala Gorham and the Wolves' Ryley Zimmerman matched each other in the latter stages of the first half before Algoma dribbled out the first half with a 21-12 lead.




The Wolves came out shooting in the second half while holding the Vikings without a field goal for the first nine minutes of the second half. They knocked down six threes in the period between Zimmerman, Brooke Mattson, Jaydn Nellis, and Sierra Slaby. Zimmerman scored a game-high 18 points in the contest.



Adding another dimension to the half was the Wolves' Therese Gerdman, who scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half all from five feet from the basket.



Andie Schar found her offense in the second half, scoring all 11 of her points after the break. Gorham ended her evening with nine points and three others scored at least three points.



The Vikings will play Stockbridge on Thursday night before preparing for its first-round matchup at Niagara on Tuesday.



The Wolves will wrap up Packerland Conference with a grudge match against county rival Kewaunee on Thursday night.


Athlete to Athletic Director: Algoma's Ebert goes full circle

How does it feel to be an athletic director? Algoma Athletic Director Whitney Ebert answered that question by going back to when she was an athlete at the school.


She says on her time growing up that she grew up liking sports. "I love being active and thrive off of movement. In my Elementary and Middle School years, I enjoyed having the opportunity to play just about every sport throughout the year. I played Soccer, Basketball, and Softball and I ran Cross Country and Track & Field.”


She adds she was a dedicated athlete who had success because she was willing to put in the work and miles in the off-season and focused on the little things like strength training, recovery, and nutrition.


Being an athlete helped her in her job, as she says, because she was a multisport athlete for her high school and college careers. "You learn the importance of athletics for personal development and the needs of student-athletes and coaches. Every sport has highs and lows, and every athlete has gone through high and low points in sports. I am here to relate, listen, and help them through the process. The ability to relate as an Algoma student-athlete and Algoma alumni is something that gave me pride to pursue this role and give back to the community.”


Ebert was brought back to Algoma after college, after she graduated in May 2020, during Covid. "I believe it was a blessing in disguise as I got to be a part of a few of my family” 's business adventures. I was able to be a part of my family’s start-up of Salmon’s Meat Products and Homestead Kitchen Tap."


In 2022, Ebert decided that she wanted to do something more related to her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health & Community Health Education that she earned at UW-LaCrosse. "I was drawn to the Algoma Community Wellness Center as I like the atmosphere and was familiar with it as it opened my senior year of high school in 2015."  Since March 2022, Ebert has managed the Algoma Community Wellness Center, valuing how it is making the Algoma community a happier and healthier place.


In July 2022, Ebert started her role as the Middle School and High School Athletic & Activities Director, which has often been challenging and rewarding. "An Athletic Director is responsible for managing all aspects of their school’s athletic programs. This can involve scheduling, hiring, finding officials and workers, ordering equipment, student grade checks, athletic director meetings, coaches meetings, facility and game management, etc."


According to Ebert, every day is different as an athletic director, as there are multiple sports that have different levels. The role revolves around problem-solving and working ahead. "Deep down, the AD role is rewarding as you get to watch the student-athletes grow together as a team and improve their skills as individuals. Yes, there may be late nights and long days, but what keeps you going is that you are helping the students and giving them opportunities." 


Ebert says the most fun part of being an athletic director is making connections with the students and helping them grow as not only an athlete but as a person. "I also enjoy how every day is different as an athletic director. Yes, sports seasons are seasonal, but you are always working on something for an upcoming season and problem-solving. In a nutshell, you get to be around and work with sports as your job."

Wolves double up Clippers

The Algoma Wolves took a 26-9 lead at halftime and came away with a convincing 42-21 win over the Sturgeon Bay Clippers at home. 


The Algoma girls were led by Ryley Zimmerman, who scored 14 points, and Jadyn Nellis added eight more points as the Wolves protected their home court.


Sturgeon Bay was paced by Cady Carlson, who tallied seven points.

Wolves boys fall to Bulldogs

It was a tale of two halves for the Algoma Wolves and the Peshtigo Bulldogs in Algoma on Friday, with the hometown team falling short in the 45-42 loss.


The Wolves outscored the Bulldogs 28-16 in the first half and had the favor returned to them when they were outscored 29-14 after the break. 


A big reason for the split was Parker Lischka, who scored 18 points in the first half thanks to four three-pointers. The Bulldogs' defense turned their focus to the Wolves star, who scored seven of his remaining nine points at the line to end his night with 27 points. The Wolves only made three shots from the field in the second half. Chase Romdenne scored seven points, and Grant Vandevest contributed five points.


Will McMahon (20 points) and Dominik Baxter (14 points) sparked the comeback as they combined to score 23 points in the second half for the Bulldogs.


The original story had the score in reverse. We apologize for the error.