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Kewaunee High School Archives for 2019-10

Kewaunee Storm take on Chilton in Level 2 playoff on WBDK

The Kewaunee Storm will host the Chilton Tigers in a Division 5 Level 2 playoff game Friday night.  The # 2 seed Kewaunee (9-1) is coming off a thrilling 36-35 victory over  # 7 Omro last week while # 3 Chilton (8-2) defeated #6 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 27-14 at home.  Pregame is set for 6:30 pm and kick off at 7 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM.  The game will also be streamed live on     


Diaz named Honorable Mention

Even though Kewaunee struggled during the soccer season the Storm had a few standout players recognized as All Honorable Mention in the Packerland Conference. Those three were Jose Diaz, Benji Worth and Jace Heiman. 

Ten Storm get All-Conference honors

Ten Storm football players were awarded with All-Packerland Conference honors this season. Many players made All-Conference on both sides of the ball and Max Hanrahan was also All-Conference on special teams. He made the First Team as a tight end and punter and then made the Second Team as a defensive end. Ben Heim and Tanor Bortolini both made First Team on offense and defense. Owen Kudick, Jason Selner, Collin Hlinak and Jack Severin all made First Team and Second Team. Packerland Conference Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Carmicheal was the First Team Quarterback. Cain Hall was on the Second Team offensive line and Anthony Jerabeck was an Honorable Mention defensive back. 


The Storm will host Chilton on Friday in a game you can listen to on 96.7 WBDK to try to advance to Level 3 of the Division 5 playoffs.

Kewaunee players take home football hardware

Kewaunee football won the MONLPC this year so it's not a surprise to see their top players bring home awards in the conference. Ryan Carmicheal won Offensive Player of the Year and Tanor Bortolini took home Defensive Player of the Year honors.


Those two top players of the year will try to help lead the Storm in Level 2 of the Division 5 playoffs on Friday. The Storm will host Chilton on Friday in a game you can listen to on 96.7 WBDK.

Metzler makes All-Conference First Team

Katie Metzler's hard work on the front line for Kewaunee volleyball earned her a place on the All-Packerland Conference First Team this season. She was the only player in the conference on the First Team at a front row position. Metzler will be sorely missed in the 2020 season as Katie will graduate this school year.

Kewaunee cross country sectional results

Kewaunee's boys and girls cross country teams finished their seasons at the Division 2 Sectionals at Two Rivers on Saturday. The boys finished with a team score of 279 and were led by James Cullen with a time of 18.27.8.


The Storm girls were paced by Natalie Pansier who ran a time of 23.09.8. Their team score was 365.

A look back at an undefeated conference season

The 2016 Kewaunee volleyball team was a force to be reckoned with in the Packerland Conference. An undefeated conference record is what the Storm ended up with that season with another win over a conference opponent in the playoffs. Kewaunee took out Gibraltar 3-0 in the first round of the regionals.


Gibraltar was the correct answer to Friday's trivia question. Congrats to Michelle Dax for answering the question correctly! Michelle will win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.

Kewaunee tops Omro in 36-35 thriller on WBDK

The # 2 seeded Kewaunee Storm pulled out a 36-35 thriller on Friday night against the # 7 seeded Omro Foxes in a Division 5 Level 1 football playoff in Kewaunee.  Kewaunee senior quarterback Ryan Carmichael scored on a two-point conversion with :28 seconds left in the game to carry the Storm to victory. 


Omro capitalized on Kewaunee mistakes in the first half to take a 13-0 lead, but the Storm scored on a 1-yard pass from Carmichael to Owen Kudick with :16 seconds left to gain momentum going into intermission.


The second half saw Kewaunee take their first lead in the game on an 8 yard run by Kudick to take a 14-13 lead with 6:34 left in the third quarter.  That set up one of the most exciting and high scoring 4th quarters ever which saw three touchdowns scored in just :30 seconds. 



With 8:36 left in the game, Omro scored on a two-yard run which was followed by a Kewaunee  61 yard touchdown run by Carmichael.  The Foxes answered with 8:06 left in the game on a 59-yard touchdown pass completion to take a 28-21 lead.  Kewaunee then tied up the game with just over five minutes left on Carmichaels' second TD run from 15 yards.  Omro answered with a five-yard run by quarterback Ben Wellhoefer to make it 35-28 with 3:17 left. The Storm then drove down for the final score on a nine-yard pass from Carmichael to Owen Kudick.  Coach Randy Charles of Kewaunee then gambled and went for a two-point conversion.  Carmichael came through for the Storm by rolling out on a quarterback option and stretching the ball over the goal line to give Kewaunee the decisive 36-35 final. 


Carmichael finished unofficially 21-28 passing for 268 yards with two touchdowns while rushing for 101 yards on 11 carries and two TDs. 


Kewaunee will now host Chilton next Friday night in the Division 5 Level 2 playoffs.  Pregame on WBDK 96.7 FM is set for 6:30 with Coach Charles and kickoff at 7 pm.  The game will also be streamed on  


High School Sports Trivia Contest Question of the day - 10-25-19

Friday's trivia question is, "The Kewaunee volleyball team won the Packerland Conference Championship in 2016. Which conference opponent did the Storm defeat in the regional playoffs that year?"


You can find this question in the E-paper. If you answer correctly through the E-paper, you have an opportunity to win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.


The answer will be posted at 7 AM on Saturday.


Good luck!

Kewaunee Storm hosts Omro in playoffs on WBDK

In a rematch from earlier this season, the #2 seeded Kewaunee Storm will face the #7 seeded Omro Foxes in a Division 5, Level 1 WIAA football playoff Friday night. The Storm defeated Omro 26-13 last month in a non-conference game In Kewaunee.  Kewaunee (8-1) won the MONLPC- Large Conference last week with a 35-8 win over Peshtigo.  The Foxes (3-6) managed to become playoff eligible by virtue of going 3-3 in the Wisconsin Flyway Conference.  Quarterback Ryan Carmichael led the Storm offensively this year with nearly 1300 yards passing and 14 touchdowns through the air.  Omro relies on a strong rushing attack that saw running back Ben Wellhoefer gain 1048 yards on the ground.  The pregame show with Coach Randy Charles is set for 6:30 pm on WBDK 96.7 FM with kickoff set for 7pm.  Matt Piesler and Paul Schmitt will handle the play-by-play for the game which will also be streamed on  


Kewaunee's soccer season ends

Kewaunee's hopes of getting a rematch with Packerland Conference rival Sturgeon Bay were dashed on Tuesday night when they lost their opening-round game of the playoffs to Howards Grove 7-1. The Storm was the 18-seed and played on the road to 15-seed Howards Grove. This means that Sturgeon Bay will begin their playoff run on Thursday night at home against the Tigers. You can listen to that match on 103.3 The Clipper and starting at 6:30 PM with the pregame show.

Kewaunee volleyball season ends Tuesday night

Kewaunee High School's volleyball team fell in straight sets to St Mary's Springs Tuesday night ending the Storm's season. Kewaunee will end the year with nine victories. The Storm were a 12 seed in the tournament and Tuesday's results would suggest that was a correct ranking. The Ledgers took the first set, 25-13, before winning a competitive second set, 25-19. The third set tallied 25-11.

St. Mary's Springs heads on the road for their next game against the Packerland Conference co-champions Southern Door.


Kewaunee has #2 seed in football playoffs

Kewaunee's football team ended the season with 8 straight wins, a conference championship and earned a 2-seed in the Division 5 playoffs. The Storm will try to extend their winning streak to 9 on Friday when they take on 7-seeded Omro at home. The two teams faced off on September 27th and Kewaunee came away with a 26-13 victory also on their home field. Ryan Carmicheal threw a 92-yard touchdown pass to Benjamin Heim and also ran in a touchdown.


You will be able to hear the broadcast of the game on 96.7 WBDK and on Friday with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 PM. The kickoff is at 7.

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.


Kewaunee ends season with Peshtigo again

For the second consecutive season, the Kewaunee football team ended the regular season with a win over Peshtigo. The Storm clinched a second consecutive conference championship with a 35-8 victory at home. Last year the game was a little closer with the Storm winning 38-22. McCoy Walechka had a great all-around game for Kewaunee leading the team in receiving and intercepting a pass.


McCoy Walechka was the correct answer to Friday's trivia question. Congratulations to Gail Walter for answering the question correctly! Gail will win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee. 

High School Sports Trivia Contest Question of the Day 10-18-19

Friday's trivia question is, "Kewaunee football plays their final regular season game tonight against Peshtigo. These two teams also met in the last regular season game las year. Who led the Storm in receiving and also had an interception in the game?"


You can find this question in the E-paper. If you answer correctly through the E-paper, you have an opportunity to win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.


The answer will be posted at 7 AM on Saturday.

Kewaunee cross country just misses conference sweep

Criterium is the only reason why the Kewaunee Storm cross country team did not come home with two Packerland Conference championship from their Thursday afternoon in Fish Creek. 


The Storm boys tied Peshtigo at 64 points, but had no runners in the top 5 to give the trophy to the Bulldogs. James Cullen finished just outside the top five in sixth place with a time of 17:45. Elizabeth Lamack led the Storm girls to a conference title, coming in fourth place with a time of 21:24 on the 5K course.



6, James Cullen 17:45.19
8, Cameron Cullen 18:21.94
12, Jacob Schleis 18:45.08
13, Jordan Lamack 18:47.41
25, Dalton Sisel 19:54.93



4, Elizabeth Lamack 21:24.87

11, Elena Lewis 22:18.81
15, Brooklyn Walecka 22:40.61
17, Natalie Pansier 22:53.38
20, Ashlyn Pribeck 23:33.16

Kewaunee football plays for conference championship

Kewaunee High School's football team hosts Peshtigo Friday with a regular season conference championship on the line. Head Coach Randy Charles says it is rare to have the conference crown decided on the last week of the season between two teams on the same field. Getting to host that opportunity is something Charles is telling his players to cherish and remember. Peshtigo runs a unique offense with a full-house backfield and a power running attack. Charles says its important for the starting defensive unit to get a good look at Peshtigo's scheme in practice.


While both teams are undefeated in the conference, Kewaunee has a better overall record. The Storm enter the game 7-1 with Peshtigo 5-3.


Kewaunee volleyball winless at Oconto Falls invite

Kewaunee High School's volleyball team was winless on Saturday at an invitational at Oconto Falls. The team dropped all ten sets it played but the Storm came tantalizingly close to breaking through and picking up some victories. Scores from Saturday's action:

Freedom: 19-25, 16-25
Oconto Falls: 23-25, 24-26
NEW Lutheran: 14-25, 17-25
Peshtigo: 17-25, 15-25
Chilton: 24-26, 20-25

Kewaunee gets another crack at Peshtigo on Tuesday night. The Storm are at the Bulldogs beginning at 7 PM.


Coach Charles leading Kewaunee

Randy Charles is now in his fourth year as the head coach of Kewaunee football and the program is headed in the right direction. Kewaunee had an undefeated regular season last year and could be on their way to a second straight conference championship this year. If the Storm are able to beat Peshtigo next week, they will clinch. Coach Charles took over for Kurt Flaten and his first season was 2016 after Flaten had been coaching since 1998. The Storm won a state championship under Flaten and Charles was an assistant coach on that team. In Flaten's last year at the helm, the Storm went 5-4 overall with Noah Kleiman at quarterback.


Noah Kleiman was the correct answer to Friday's trivia question. Congratulations to Kay Virt for answering the question correctly! Kay will win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.

Kewaunee football rolls to 7th straight win

Kewaunee High School's football team improved to 7-1 on the year with a 43-8 win over Oconto Friday night. The Storm held the Blue Devils to under 140 yards of total offense. Nearly half of that came on Oconto's only scoring play, a 64-yard touchdown pass with Kewaunee leading 43-0. 

The Storm are usually balanced but Friday they favored the pass. Quarterback Ryan Carmichael was 11-17 for 240 yards and three touchdowns against one interception. Max Hanrahan caught a 45-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Jason Selner had a 45-yard catch of his own in the second that found the end zone. In the fourth quarter it was a 40-yard strike to Benjamin Heim. 

Kewaunee led 22-0 at halftime and tacked on three insurance scores in the fourth quarter. Kewaunee and Peshtigo are the only undefeated teams left in the MONLPC Large. Peshtigo won a hard fought contest against Southern Door Friday, 42-27. The Storm and the Bulldogs face off in the regular season's final week for the conference championship at Kewaunee.


High School Sports Trivia Contest Question of the day - 10-11-19

Friday's trivia question is, "Kurt Flaten's last season as head football coach at Kewaunee was in 2015. Who was the team's leading passer that year throwing for 1,005 yards and 11 touchdowns?"


You can find this question in the E-paper. If you answer correctly through the E-paper, you have an opportunity to win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.


The answer will be posted at 7 AM on Saturday.

Top five finishes for Kewaunee cross country

Both the boys and girls cross country teams for Kewaunee were able to crack the top five in Thursday's Russ Fameree Invitational at the Luxemburg-Casco Sports Complex.


James Cullen paced the boys team to a fourth-place slot with a seventh-place overall finish, running a time of 17:19. Elizabeth Lamack led the way for the Storm, running a 21:22 on the 5K course good for 15th overall and helping the team to a fifth-place finish.



1.7.12James Cullen17:19.32Kewaunee

2.17.10Cameron Cullen17:54.94Kewaunee

3.21.10Jacob Schleis18:11.81Kewaunee

4.43.9Jordan Lamack18:54.62Kewaunee

5.75.11Dalton Sisel20:04.76Kewaunee


1.15.11Elizabeth Lamack21:22.66Kewaunee

2.27.11Elena Lewis21:48.06Kewaunee

3.45.12Brooklyn Walecka22:57.01Kewaunee

4.51.10Natalie Pansier23:23.56Kewaunee

5.60.10Ashlyn Pribek23:35.42Kewaunee

6.74.11Regina Augustian24:11.82Kewaunee

Kewaunee football hosts Oconto Friday

Kewaunee High School football had a very efficient offensive effort at Southern Door last week. The Storm won 42-6 controlling the line of scrimmage. Owen Kudick, Jack Severin, and Anthony Jerabek all found running room against the Eagles. When quarterback Ryan Carmichael was called upon, he was accurate in getting the ball to a skilled receiving corps who made big plays. The Oconto Blue Devils enter the game 1-6 on the season. If Kewaunee wins, it could set up a Week Nine showdown with Peshtigo for the MONLPC Large championship. Head Coach Randy Charles says that still matters.


Kickoff is at Kewaunee High School Friday night at 7 PM.


Kewaunee volleyball falls to Southern Door

Kewaunee's volleyball team traveled to Southern Door on Tuesday and fell 3-0. The Storm's most competetive set was the second one where they lost 25-22. The first set went 25-14 and the third 25-17.


Kewaunee will host Sevastopol on Thursday which will be Senior Night. The match will start at 7 PM.

Kewaunee takes sixth in tennis subsectional

The Kewaunee Storm was able to get one victory out of Monday's tennis subsectional in Appletown, but it was not enough to send anyone to the WIAA Sectional meet.


Lauren Baumann was able to defeat Isabella Hanmann 6-2 and 6-4 in the first round for #4 singles, but fell to eventual champion Anna Vandenacker 6-0, 6-1. 




Kewaunee tennis travels to subsectional

The road to state begins Monday for the Kewaunee tennis team.


The action begins at 9 a.m. at the Fox Cities Racquet Club at the Xavier High School Subsectional.



Singles #1

Ariel Johanek vs. Xavier's Anne Marie Kanabe


Singles #2 

Ashton Pribek vs. Xavier's Bella Taleon


Singles #3

Kira Doperalski vs. New London's Chaise Guyette


Singles #4

Lauren Baumann vs. Fox Valley Lutheran's Isabella Hanmann


Doubles #1

Bailey Kinjerski and Maya Kunkel vs. Fox Valley Lutheran's Adeline Mielke and Kylie Toyne


Doubles #2

Madison Jacobs and Bethany Pekarek vs. Marinette's Heather Noel and Alyssa Greenwood 


Doubles #3

Vanessa Guillen and Morgan Hrivnak vs. Marinette's Jordan Boettcher and Anna Pitts

Kewaunee's 2010 state title run

Kewaunee is having another successfull season on the football field this year as it's now two-thirds over. The Storm look to be on their way to another conference championship. Back in 2010, the Storm won the state title in an undefeated season. The closest win was in the state semi-final game against Baldwin-Woodville when they won 21-13. Jordan Schmidt got the game off to a good start for Kewaunee by taking his only rush of the game 86 yards for a touchdown. Mike Lux and Craig Christman would add touchdowns later to seal it for the Storm.


Jordan Schmidt was the correct answer to Friday's trivia question.

High School Sports Trivia Question of the Day - 10-4-19

Friday's trivia question is, "In 2010, Kewaunee football beat Baldwin-Woodville 21-13 to reach the state championship game, the closest margin of victory on the season for the Storm. Who got the scoring going in the game with an 86 yard touchdown run in the first quarter?"


You can find this question in the E-paper. If you answer correctly through the E-paper, you have an opportunity to win a $25 certificate to The Grove in Kewaunee.


The answer will be posted at 7 AM on Saturday.

Kewaunee cross country dodges puddles

The Kewaunee girls cross country team finished in the top half of the field despite wet conditions at the Reedsville Panther Invite Thursday afternoon.


James Cullen paced the boys squad that finished in 7th place with a time of 18:42, good for 20th overall. A 22:47 on the 5K course gave Elizabeth Lamack the time she needed to finish in seventh place overall while leading the Storm to a fifth place finish.



1.20.12James Cullen18:42.73Kewaunee

2.32.10Cameron Cullen19:28.35Kewaunee

3.39.10Jacob Schleis19:58.24Kewaunee

4.43.9Jordan Lamack20:12.25Kewaunee

5.64.11Dalton Sisel21:45.04Kewaunee

6.80.9Mitchell Swagel25:17.16Kewaunee



1.7.11Elizabeth Lamack22:47.50Kewaunee

2.24.11Elena Lewis24:02.59Kewaunee

3.30.12Brooklyn Walecka24:37.35Kewaunee

4.34.10Ashlyn Pribek24:49.44Kewaunee

5.45.10Natalie Pansier25:23.53Kewaunee

6.66.12Kelli Barta28:54.92Kewaunee

Kewaunee football looks for sixth straight win

Fresh off a homecoming victory, the Kewaunee High School football team travels to Southern Door tomorrow night. The Storm have not lost since Week One when they were on the wrong end of a 49-21 result against Kiel. The team's fortunes have turned with an improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Head Coach Randy Charles says reducing chunk plays has been the catalyst.


Last week's win against Omro was a hard-fought 26-13 affair. Omro is a physical team which likes to move the ball on the ground. That's very similar to Southern Door's style of play. Kewaunee hopes for a similar result on Friday night.