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Kewaunee High School Archives for 2020-01

Kewaunee wins third straight wrestling crown

The Kewaunee Storm won five of the last six matches by pin to beat Southern Door 51-24 to win its third straight Packerland title.


The dual went back in forth in the early going with the score tied at 21-21 before the fateful stretch. Logan Steinhorst started the evening with a 9-4 decision over Griffin Slezewski. Mitchell Thompson and Mason Jeanquart each picked up victories before Logan Kubetz started a hot streak with a pin at 182 pounds for the Storm. Jason Reinke (220lbs), Jacob VanGoethem (285 lbs), Matt Wery (106 lbs), Max  Severin (120 lbs), and Jack Severin (126 lbs) closed out the scoring for the Storm with pins.


The Storm wrestles at the Deerfield Invitational on Saturday before closing out its regular season at home against Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol next Thursday. 



Kewaunee boys unleash offensive explosion

It has not been the best of seasons for Algoma High School boys basketball and facing a Kewaunee team that had just suffered its first conference defeat would be a tough draw for any team. On Tuesday night, the Storm unleashed a downpour drowning the Wolves with an offensive outburst unmatched so far this year. Kewaunee hit the century mark in a 100-56 victory.

To put that in perspective, no game featuring Kewaunee has had a team make it to 100 points in the past decade, perhaps ever. Notre Dame Academy scored 94 versus Kewaunee in November 2012. Kewaunee is off until Saturday when they travel to Gibraltar. The Vikings will be hoping that the Storm have cooled off a bit by then. 


Kewaunee girls best bitter rival

Kewaunee and Algoma High Schools have one of the oldest rivalries in the state and that carried onto the hardwood Monday night. The Storm got the better of the matchup on the road, 55-27. Late in the first half the game remained close, Kewaunee nursing a 20-15 advantage before rattling off 15 straight points to win going away. 

Mackenzie Tlachac led Kewaunee with 20 points, near her season average, to go with six rebounds and four assists. Ashley Pawlitzky also got to double figures for Kewaunee, netting 10. Algoma was led by Sydney Zimmerman’s nine. Algoma scored 12 of its first 15 points from behind the three-point line but when Kewaunee clamped down defensively, the Wolves were lost trying to find offensive production.

Kewaunee faces Gibraltar Friday at home. Algoma’s next game is against NEW Lutheran.


Severin wins Herb Tyler Invite

Kewaunee's Jack Severin led the way for the area's two teams competing in the Herb Tyler Wrestling Invitational held at Sheboygan North Saturday.


Severin went 3-0 on the day including the championship-clinching match over Seymour's Ryan Tomazevic at 126 pounds. Other place winners for Kewaunee included Logan Steinhorst (2nd place) Matt Wery (7th place), Max Severin (4th place), Mitchell Thompson (5th Place), Jason Reinke (4th place) and Jacob VanGoethem (7th place).


Herb Tyler Invitational Results for Kewaunee


Matt Wery (10-11) placed 7th and scored 9.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Wery (Kewaunee) 10-11 won by major decision over Bailey Birschbach (New Holstein) 10-13 (MD 11-3)

Quarterfinal - Mark Szombathelyi (Random Lake) 18-7 won by fall over Matt Wery (Kewaunee) 10-11 (Fall 0:39)

Cons. Round 2 - Matt Wery (Kewaunee) 10-11 won by fall over Mikayla Rieck (Sheboygan North) 7-14 (Fall 1:43)

Cons. Semi - JR Brown (Oshkosh West) 20-12 won by major decision over Matt Wery (Kewaunee) 10-11 (MD 10-2)

7th Place Match - Matt Wery (Kewaunee) 10-11 won by major decision over Raul Morales (Seymour) 17-5 (MD 15-2)


Max Severin (21-7) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Max Severin (Kewaunee) 21-7 won by decision over Anthony Megal (Brookfield East) 6-15 (Dec 6-1)

Quarterfinal - Max Severin (Kewaunee) 21-7 won by fall over Kaleb Lisowe (New Holstein) 12-6 (Fall 1:49)

Semifinal - Wyatt Kaczrowski (Seymour) 27-2 won by fall over Max Severin (Kewaunee) 21-7 (Fall 0:57)

3rd Place Match - Brent Miller (Germantown) 33-4 won by fall over Max Severin (Kewaunee) 21-7 (Fall 0:57)


Jack Severin (28-3) placed 1st and scored 25.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jack Severin (Kewaunee) 28-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Jack Severin (Kewaunee) 28-3 won by major decision over Nolan Hansen (Two Rivers) 21-11 (MD 9-1)

Semifinal - Jack Severin (Kewaunee) 28-3 won by decision over Roman Skorupa (Campbellsport) 24-7 (Dec 7-1)

1st Place Match - Jack Severin (Kewaunee) 28-3 won by decision over Ryan Tomazevic (Seymour) 22-6 (Dec 3-2)


Logan Steinhorst (20-5) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Logan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) 20-5 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Logan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by decision over Jacob Hibbard (Mischicot) 21-12 (Dec 6-2)

Semifinal - Logan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by fall over Cole Mattek (Sheboygan Falls) 17-12 (Fall 0:55)

1st Place Match - Tristan Hammen (Random Lake) 24-6 won by major decision over Logan Steinhorst (Kewaunee) 20-5 (MD 11-0)


Mitchell Thompson (20-5) placed 5th and scored 15.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by fall over James Fettig (Campbellsport) 5-11 (Fall 1:09)

Quarterfinal - Braeden Ott (Nicolet) 27-7 won by fall over Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) 20-5 (Fall 3:37)

Cons. Round 2 - Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by fall over Hayden Schoeller (Random Lake) 6-9 (Fall 3:46)

Cons. Semi - Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by fall over Andrew Collado (Sheboygan South) 2-6 (Fall 4:08)

5th Place Match - Mitchell Thompson (Kewaunee) 20-5 won by decision over Jacob Christensen (Greenfield) 13-7 (Dec 6-5)


Mason Jeanquart (10-16) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Isaac Riddle (Germantown) 34-3 won by fall over Mason Jeanquart (Kewaunee) 10-16 (Fall 4:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Mason Jeanquart (Kewaunee) 10-16 won by decision over Carson Hollis (Oshkosh West) 9-15 (Dec 7-5)

Cons. Round 2 - Marcellus Satterfield (Greenfield) 18-7 won by decision over Mason Jeanquart (Kewaunee) 10-16 (Dec 10-4)


Ezra Ducat (7-8) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kade Allen (Sheboygan North) 16-11 won by fall over Ezra Ducat (Kewaunee) 7-8 (Fall 4:19)

Cons. Round 1 - Ezra Ducat (Kewaunee) 7-8 won by fall over Tyler Stewart (Sheboygan South) 0-5 (Fall 2:44)

Cons. Round 2 - Collin Jones (Oshkosh West) 12-14 won by fall over Ezra Ducat (Kewaunee) 7-8 (Fall 4:33)


Jack Paulsen (0-3) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Rach (New Holstein) 15-6 won by fall over Jack Paulsen (Kewaunee) 0-3 (Fall 0:15)

Cons. Round 1 - Nathan Heller (Sheboygan North) 3-8 won by fall over Jack Paulsen (Kewaunee) 0-3 (Fall 0:44)


Jason Reinke (19-8) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jason Reinke (Kewaunee) 19-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Jason Reinke (Kewaunee) 19-8 won by fall over Jesse Young (Elkhart Lake) 15-13 (Fall 3:31)

Semifinal - Jon Sesing (New Holstein) 13-3 won by fall over Jason Reinke (Kewaunee) 19-8 (Fall 1:15)

3rd Place Match - Hunter Warner (Germantown) 27-10 won by decision over Jason Reinke (Kewaunee) 19-8 (Dec 8-1)


Alex Romero (11-15) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Thacher Rortvedt (Brookfield East) 12-14 won by fall over Alex Romero (Kewaunee) 11-15 (Fall 2:35)

Cons. Round 1 - Alex Romero (Kewaunee) 11-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 24-15 won by fall over Alex Romero (Kewaunee) 11-15 (Fall 1:36)


Jacob VanGoethem (11-11) placed 7th and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) 11-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Joe Inga (Germantown) 17-10 won by fall over Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) 11-11 (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Round 2 - Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) 11-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Luke Wezyk (Sheboygan Falls) 9-7 won by fall over Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) 11-11 (Fall 1:31)

7th Place Match - Jacob VanGoethem (Kewaunee) 11-11 won by fall over Ashton Buchner (Sheboygan South) 2-5 (Fall 3:15)


Kewaunee's Gina Augustian  took seventh place at the Wisconsin Girls High School Wrestling Championships, finishing the day 2-2.



Lucky 13 for Kewaunee girls

Don’t tell the Kewaunee High School girls basketball team that 13 is an unlucky number. Thursday night the Storm dialed up some rough waters for the visiting Sturgeon Bay Clippers in a 58-35 win. Kewaunee improves to 13-0, 8-0 in the Packerland Conference. 

What has been impressive about the Storm this year, outside of their sterling record, is the ability to adapt to the game being played on any given night. Kewaunee seems just as comfortable winning a 43-29 game against Southern Door as they do streaking towards 80 points offensively like they put up against Sevastopol. That versatility should be an asset come the state playoffs.

Kewaunee returns to the court Monday at Algoma. Sturgeon Bay hosts NEW Lutheran.


Packerland clash lives up to the hype

Tuesday night in Brussels the first and second-place boys basketball teams in the Packerland squared off in what lived up to the hype as a marquee matchup. Kewaunee High School edged Southern Door 44-43. As you can imagine, the box score isn’t the prettiest. Alex Rohr and Tanor Bortolini paced the Storm with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Southern Door star Ryan Claflin was held in check for the most part, netting 21. Alex Daoust added 13. 

Kewaunee remains unbeaten while Southern Door picks up its second loss of the year in the conference dropping the Eagles to third place. Kewaunee’s tough week continues at Sturgeon Bay Friday. Again, first place in the conference is on the line as the Clippers only have one loss against the Storm’s unblemished mark. Southern Door will need some help getting to the top of standings but they do have rematches against Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee later in the year. The Eagles’ next game comes Friday when they host NEW Lutheran.


Kewaunee girls dominate Kiel

The Kewaunee High School girls basketball team remains perfect over halfway through the regular season. The Storm had been dealing with some offensive struggles recently, putting up 44 against Peshtigo on the 10th and 43 against Southern Door last Thursday. They made it rain against Kiel though, cruising to a 64-42 final. Kewaunee’s next game is Thursday against Sturgeon Bay before renewing an old rivalry against Algoma on Monday.

Kewaunee boys drown out Sevastopol

The Kewaunee High School boys basketball team blanketed Sevastopol’s offense like a summer thunderstorm. The Pioneers could never get into a rhythm attacking the basket in an 83-48 loss. 

Kewaunee improves to 9-2 overall with their two losses being by less than five points to nonconference opponents. Kewaunee was lucky to catch Sturgeon Bay early in the season before the Clippers gelled into the championship threat that has been on display the past three weeks or so. The other challenger in the Packerland to hand Kewaunee a defeat is Southern Door. Kewaunee travels to the Eagles and Sturgeon Bay this week in consecutive games. If the Storm can pass that herculean test, a nonconference game against Shiocton and a return engagement with Southern Door on the final night of the regular season are the last challenges remaining this year.

Sevastopol travels to Green Bay for a 5:30 start against the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Home Schoolers. The game takes place at Holy Family School located at the intersection of Fisk Street and 9th Street. 


Storm girls' basketball clips Eagles

Kewaunee remains perfect on the season after beating Southern Door Thursday night 43-29.


Nursing a five-point lead at the break, the Storm outscored the Eagles 23-14 in the final stanza to put the game away. The two top scorers in the Packerland Conference once again led their respective teams with Kewaunee's Mackenzie Tlachac collecting 17 points and Southern Door's Nicole Norton registering nine points of her own.  

Kewaunee boys pick up nonconference win

The Kewaunee High School boys team evened their nonconference record by notching a 69-56 win against Brillion Tuesday night. Kewaunee remains perfect in conference play and they are a strong 8-2 overall. The Storm will be back on the court Friday when they host Sevastopol. The Pioneers boast one of the Packerland’s most prolific scorers. Robbie Pollman became the first Sevastopol boys player ever to reach 1,000 career points this past Saturday against Gibraltar.

Kewaunee blows past Peshtigo

The Kewaunee High School girls basketball team handed Peshtigo their first loss in conference play on Friday night. The Storm enjoyed some home cooking with a 44-28 triumph. Kewaunee and Peshtigo meet again on the other side of Green Bay on February 14th. With Kewaunee’s undefeated start now stretching to near the midpoint of the season, two games against Southern Door and a road trip to Valders of the Eastern Wisconsin Conference are the other games that look like potential trouble spots for the Storm.

Kewaunee boys blow out Oconto

The Kewaunee High School boys basketball team became the first Packerland team to get to five conference wins in 2019-2020. The Storm are the only squad with an unblemished record in conference, beating Oconto 70-48 on Tuesday. The Blue Devils fell to 3-3. Kewaunee’s next game is against Peshtigo who squeaked by Gibraltar Tuesday night. Kewaunee has proven itself as one of the conference’s best but Peshtigo remains an unknown commodity. The Bulldogs are 5-2 overall but don’t yet have a signature victory. Their conference wins have been against Sevastopol, Algoma, and Gibraltar who sport a combined 1-14 mark in the Packerland. Saturday afternoon’s matchup is definitely an intriguing one.

Storm doubles up Blue Devils

Ashley Pawlitzsky hit four three-pointers to lead Kewaunee to a 55-26 victory over Oconto Monday night. 


The Storm was able to build up a 30-13 lead by the half and did not let up too much, nearly matching that effort in the second half by a margin of 25-13. Mackenzie Tlachac led the Storm with 22 points, doing most of her work inside the arc. 

Kewaunee basketball teams both pick up wins

The Kewaunee High School girls basketball team remains perfect for the season, now 7-0, after a win against Seymour in a nonconference tilt Friday. The Storm’s defense was a blanket of cold rain on the Thunder offense, with the final score 51-39. Only one Seymour player got to double digits. Rilee Powless paced the squad with 12 points. Kewaunee, by comparison, had three players net at least 13. Katie Metzler led the team. Kewaunee’s next game is Monday at Oconto.

The Kewaunee boys sprinted out to a 10-point halftime lead at NEW Lutheran and were able to maintain it in the final 18 minutes. Kewaunee prevailed, 66-53.  It was not a characteristic Storm win. Ryan Carmichael was limited to 13 points but Tanor Bortolini exploded for 21 at center. NEW Lutheran was led by Marshall Bukowski with 21. Elijah Lange chipped in 13. Kewaunee improved to a league-leading 4-0 in the conference.


Boys basketball preview: Teams return to action

For the first time since winter break began, almost all local high school boys basketball teams will be in action Friday night.


In Packerland Conference action, Kewaunee travels to NEW Lutheran, Gibraltar makes the trip to Oconto, Algoma battles at Peshtigo, and Sevastopol hosts Sturgeon Bay. All of those games tip off at 7:30 p.m. Southern Door will have to wait one more day for its game when it hosts Little Chute Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.


In Northeastern Conference play, Luxemburg-Casco travels to Appleton for a 7 p.m. tip against Fox Valley Lutheran.