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Kewaunee High School Archives for 2020-12

Kewaunee silences Sevastopol

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team silenced the Sevastopol Pioneers on Tuesday night, 73-31.


Kewaunee kept their offensive firepower going on Tuesday night over the Pioneers after they delivered a conference win over Oconto 24 hours prior. Sevastopol came into this game after a month of not playing any games due to COVID-19. The Pioneers struggled to contain Kewaunee’s all gas, no brakes offense throughout the entire game. Kewaunee saw their Packerland Conference record improve to 3-0 while Sevastopol dropped to 0-2. Sevastopol will suit up next on January 4th at Algoma for a 7pm tip-off. Kewaunee will see action on January 4th at home against Oconto for 7pm.

Storm wrestling cruises past Truckers

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling team did not drop a single contested match on Tuesday night, defeating Clintonville 65-12.


Jack Severin put the first points on the board at 138 pounds for the Storm as he gathered a few takedowns before getting a pin in under a minute. After the Truckers accepted a forfeit at 145 pounds, Kewaunee's Logan Steinhorst did not waste much time either on the mat as he was able to get a pin approximately 30 seconds into the second period. The Truckers took another forfeit at 160 pounds and it was all Storm after that as they took the next 53 points. Kewaunee's Mitchell Thompson won his match at 170 pounds with a 15-0 technical fall in two periods of work. Kemper Robinson took the next win for the Storm with a 53-second pin at 182 pounds.  Jason Reinke piled on 10 points at 195 pounds before getting fall with 1:37 left in the second period. At 220, Matthew Boeder used a butcher move to turn his opponent after getting the reversal and got the pin in 2:52. The Storm took forfeits at 285, 113, 120, and 16 before Max Severin closed out the dual at 132 pounds with a pin in 1:35. 


The next dual for the Storm is on January 7th against Peshtigo with the first match taking place at Kewaunee at 7 p.m.

Kewaunee looks to continue their winning ways

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling team will host the Clintonville Truckers on Tuesday evening for a non-conference dual. 


The Storm have seen success early in their 2020-21 campaign and will look to feed their win column against Clintonville. Kewaunee’s Severin brothers have been a force on the mat this season and are coming off back-to-back pins over Fox Valley Lutheran. The Storm have been able to silence their opponents especially as of late, earning four pins in the last six contested matches. Kewaunee enters this matchup 3-0 on the season in dual meets. Two of the wins came in non-conference meets. Weigh-in will occur at 5pm followed by a 6pm meet start time. 

Kewaunee tops Oconto in Monday matinee

The Kewaunee Storm scored early and often in its 65-27 win over Oconto Monday afternoon.


The Storm took advantage of eight made three-pointers and poor free-throw shooting by the Blue Devils to storm out to a 41-17 advantage at the break. They did not take their foot off the pedal in the second half either, allowing the Blue Devils just 10 points after the break. The Blue Devils finished 2-20 from the free-throw line. 


Claire Kohnle led all players with 24 points on the afternoon thanks in part to five made three-pointers. Mykenzi Uhlers (13 points) and Kiley Gaedtke (10) each reached double figures for Kewaunee. Lianna Baxter paced the Blue Devils in scoring in the loss. She scored 17 of the team's 27 points. 


The Storm will play again Tuesday evening against Sevastopol. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Kewaunee looks to continue conference perfection


The Kewaunee girls’ basketball team is one-for-one in conference play this season and will see the Oconto Blue Devils (1-3) on Monday night, a team that most recently fell to NEW Lutheran last Monday, 64-37.


The Storm (1-2) are coming off a heartbreaking loss to a Valders team that made a last-second shot to steal a home win from them. The Storm’s Taylor Schleis led her team with 15 points in their last game and will look to help her team on the road to continue conference perfection. Kewaunee currently sits in second place in the Packerland Conference behind Southern Door while Oconto trails in the fifth spot. The two teams will tip-off at 7pm as the lone girls’ Packerland Conference basketball game on Monday. 

Kewaunee wrestling storms past Foxes

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling did not lose a contested match in its 57-12 win over Fox Valley Lutheran Tuesday night. 


Five of the 14 weight classes had at least one team forfeiting the match with Fox Valley Lutheran holding a 2-1 advantage. Jacob VanGoethem (285) and Matt Wery (113) got the dual off to a quick start for the Storm with a pair of first period pins. Following an 11-4 regular decision victory for Mitchell VanGoethem at 126 pounds, the Storm closed out the dual with six straight pins in contested matches. Max Severin (138), Jack Severin (145) Logan Steinhorst (160), Mitchell Thompson, (170), Jason Reinke (195), and Matthew Boeder (220) collected the pins for the Storm. Four of the six were earned in the first period. 


The Storm will wrestle again next Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Clintonville.



Kewaunee falls in a nailbiter to Valders

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team lost in a nailbiter to the Valders Vikings on Tuesday night, 45-44. The Storm came into the non-conference matchup 1-1 overall and 0-1 in non-conference play.


Claire Kohnle and Mykenzi Uhlers started the game with back-to-back three-point shots to take an early lead for Kewaunee. The Storm held a slim lead through the majority of the first half until the game saw a lead change at the 8 minute mark to put Valders ahead 14-12. Kewaunee’s Taylor Schleis dropped 12 points in the first half to provide her team a four-point lead going into halftime, 24-20. Second half play started scoreless throughout the first three minutes until Valders threw up a lay-up to bring the game within two points. Uhlers drilled back-to-back shots from deep to give the Storm a lead, 36-33. Down the stretch Kewaunee applied an aggressive defensive press that gave the Storm a temporary lead until Emma Brunmeier of the Vikings lofted a shot with four seconds left of play to go ahead and solidify a Vikings victory. Schleis led all scorers in the game with 15 points and will lead her Kewaunee team into Christmas break with a 1-2 record. Kewaunee will face the Oconto Blue Devils next Monday for a conference matchup at 7pm on the road.

Kewaunee pulls out a road victory

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team pulled out a conference road victory over the Peshtigo Bulldogs on Tuesday night, 54-51.


 The Storm entered this matchup 2-1 in the Packerland Conference while Peshtigo entered winless in conference play. Kewaunee posted a 22-18 halftime lead. The Storm were led by Ben Heim down the stretch, Heim collected 11 points in the second half which gave Kewaunee the edge. Kewaunee’s Sawyer Pribek led the game in total points with 14. Kewaunee will face NEW Lutheran on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021.

Kewaunee set to face Bulldogs

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team will visit the Peshtigo Bulldogs for an interleague matchup.


The Storm will be gazing at conference win number three if all goes well, as the Bulldogs are in search of their first conference win. Kewaunee is 3-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play as the Bulldogs are 0-2 and sit tied in last place of the Packerland standings. The Storm are coming off a non-conference loss to Brillion but will look to continue being a threat on the boards as they have out rebounded their opponents in 60% of games this season. Kewaunee tips-off against the Bulldogs at 7:30pm.

Kewaunee wrestling heads to FVL

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling program will hit the road on Tuesday evening for an away dual to face the Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes.


The Storm enter their third overall and away dual of the season. Kewaunee is coming off a dual win over Lena,42-30 while the Foxes are coming off a dual against Little Chute. Kewaunee’s Jack Severin remains undefeated this season after pinning his opponent in his last match. Kewaunee and FVL will start the dual varsity meet at 6:30pm.

Kewaunee looks to storm over Thunder

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team will host the Seymour Thunder on Monday night for a non-conference matchup.


The Storm are coming off their first win of the season over the NEW Luther Blazers and are 1-1 on the year after a slow COVID-19 start delayed their program a couple of weeks. The Thunder come into this matchup sitting in sixth place in the Bay Conference standings and match the Storm’s win total with one win on the season that also came over NEW Lutheran. Kewaunee will face the Thunder in their second non-conference game of the year for a 7:30pm tip-off.

Kewaunee falls to Brillion

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team fell to the Brillion Lions on Friday night in a non-conference game, 55-48. The Storm entered this matchup 3-2 overall while the Lions entered at 4-3 overall. These two teams faced off in January of 2020 and Kewaunee stole a win but that was not the case on Friday night with the Lions taking an early command in the first half. Brillion finished strong through the second half of play to prevail for a victory. This loss did not have any conference implications but gave the Storm their third loss of the season. Kewaunee faces Peshtigo next Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Kewaunee starts conference play with a bang

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team saw victory on Friday night over the NEW Lutheran Blazers, 69-60. The Storm came into the matchup 0-1 after playing a non-conference game against Mensha. Kewaunee will start their conference season 1-0 and sit at the top of the Packerland Conference. The Storm take on the Peshtigo Bulldogs at home on Monday for a 7:30pm tip-off.

Kewaunee faces Brillion


The Kewaunee boys’ basketball team will enter this non-conference game against the Brillion Lions with a 3-2 overall record and 3-1 Packerland Conference record. The Storm have found winning ways against the Lions in the past especially last season when they faced Brillion on January 14th, 2020. That matchup saw a 69-56 win by the Storm and 13 steal game performances as well. Brillion enters the game with a 3-3 record (as of 12/16/20) and will look to score revenge on Friday against Kewaunee. Kewaunee will travel to Brillion for a 7:15pm tip-off. 

Kewaunee girls tip-off conference play

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team proceeds with conference play on Friday night against the NEW Lutheran Blazers. Kewaunee is entering their second game of the year and first conference game of the season. The Storm are coming off a non-conference loss to the Menasha Bluejays but saw some promising production from their leading scorers in Toni Bortolini and Taylor Schleis who are both averaging 12 points per game. Meanwhile NEW Lutheran head into this matchup with one win on the year and sits in the bottom of the conference standings. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm in the NEW gymnasium.

Kewaunee wrestling managed a win

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling team overcame Lena on Tuesday evening, 42-30. Kewaunee started the night out hot with wins by Mitchell Thompson, Kemper Robinson and Jason Reinke. The Storm saw wins from both Severin brothers: Max Severin pinned Lena’s Ayden DeCoursin in the 138 weight class and Jack Severin pinned Sam Marquardt in the 145 weight class. Kewaunee posted a non-conference dual victory over Lena and will face Clintonville on December 29th at 6pm.

Kewaunee looks in on Lena dual

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling team will travel to Lena High School on Tuesday evening for a varsity dual. Wisconsin wrestling commit Jackson Severin will lead his team into the dual at 1-0 after opening the season against SBS with a win. The non-conference meet will have no implications on the Packerland wrestling standings that find Kewaunee and Southern Door at the top. The dual will start at 7:15pm. Please see the conference standings attached below:

Kewaunee takes first conference loss

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team took their first conference loss of the season to the Oconto Blue Devils on Monday night, 68-61. The Storm came into the matchup with a 3-0 conference record, most recently posting a win over Sevastopol over the weekend. Oconto’s offense was too much to handle down the stretch for Kewaunee and it resulted in a 7-point loss for the Storm. Kewaunee slides down to third place in the conference standings after this defeat but will see another conference win opportunity December 22nd when they travel to Peshtigo. 

Kewaunee slipped to Menasha in season opener

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball team could not find enough juice on Monday night, falling to the Menasha Bluejays in their season opener, 43-41. Though the matchup did not dictate any conference implications, it would’ve been nice for the Storm to collect a season opening win. Kewaunee felt good out of the gates by outscoring the Bluejays by three points in the first half but Menasha’s Mara Rieder did not let the lead prevail as she carried her team back to a victory in the second half. Kewaunee allowed 27 points in the second half and were led by Toni Bortolini and Taylor Schleis with 12 points a piece. The Storm will look to rebound with a victory on Friday when they head to NEW Lutheran for a 7:30pm game.

Storm gaze at perfection in conference

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team hosts the Oconto Blue Devils for a conference matchup on Monday evening. The Storm are gazing at another opportunity to remain perfect in conference play this season. The Storm have collected conference wins against Algoma and most recently Gibraltar which Alex Rohr was an instrumental player in both games for Kewaunee. Oconto sits in third place in the conference standings while the Storm remain at the top of the conference. Tip-off will occur at 7:30pm.

Kewaunee tips-off season Monday night

The Kewaunee Storm girls’ basketball program will visit the Menasha Bluejays on Monday evening for their first game of the season. According to Kewaunee athletic director Brian Rabas, COVID-19 is the reason the girls have not been able to play due to the WIAA quarantine protocols. The Storm will enter this game with only practice experience while Menasha is coming off their first conference win of the year. The two programs clash for a 7:15pm start time.

Storm boys deals loss to Vikings

The Kewaunee boys' basketball team took the lead and never let go in its 62-51 win over Gibraltar on Friday night.


The Storm jumped out to a 31-27 halftime lead before being able to stretch things out a little bit in the second half. The Vikings could not break into the lead as they fouled players at the end to extend the game. The Storm shot about 50 percent from the line (11-20), but prevented the Vikings from getting their own trips for free throws (5-9) and made key defensive stops.


Alex Rohr led all scorers with 21 points while  Ben Heim chipped in another 16 points. Rohr was able to do his damage from behind the arc, hitting five of the Storm's seven three-pointers. Luke Steebs led all Vikings players with 17 points.

Kewaunee looks to keep hot start against Vikings

The Kewaunee Storm boys' basketball team hopes to go 2-0 on the week when they travel to face the Gibraltar Vikings on Friday night.


The Storm got their Packerland Conference slate started on a strong note, defeating its lakeshore rival Algoma 58-38 on Tuesday. Ben Heim was the offensive leader in all three major categories in the win, scoring 19 points, grabbing six rebounds, and collecting four assists. Anthony Jerabek also chipped in 11 points in the victory.


It is the season opener for the Vikings, which it went 7-18 last year including a three-game run in the WIAA Division 5 playoffs last year. 


Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Kewaunee marks up a season opening win

The Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team marked a season opening conference victory over the Algoma Wolves, 58-38.


The lakeshore battle found these two teams lacing up for the first time this year after postponements earlier in the season schedule due to COVID-19 concerns. The halftime score found Algoma down by 15 points, 35-20. The Wolves entered the second half of play on a 5-0 scoring run to bring the game within 10 points. The Storm found their stride half way through the second half with a 9-0 scoring run. Kewaunee steadily increased their lead to finalize the win over Algoma. The Storm moves to 1-0 and visits Gibraltar on Friday while Algoma falls to 0-1 to face NEW Lutheran on the road this Friday as well.

Kewaunee wins season opening dual over Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

The Kewaunee Storm wrestling team was able to win its first match of the year Tuesday night, defeating Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol 42-30.


The night was dictated by pins and forfeits with only five varsity matches taking place. The two teams had double forfeits at 160 and 182 and the Storm was spotted three extra forfeits. The Clippineers actually bested the Storm in wins on the evening 3-2, starting off with Nick West pinning Jacob Van Goethem at the 285 pound weight class. After trading forfeits for four straight weight classes, the Clippineers' Ben DeNamur used his leg riding ability to wear down Mitchell Van Goethem before eventually getting the pin at 132. The Storm rattled off 24 straight points thanks to a pair of forfeits and pins by Max Severin and Logan Steinhorst. The Clippineers finished the evening off with a victory at 195 pounds when Drew Barganz was able to throw Kemper Robinson onto his back for the pin.


The Storm is scheduled to be back in action against Lena on December 15th.

Kewaunee wrestling begins conference defense at Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

The route to another conference title begins in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday night as Kewaunee wrestles for the first time this season.


In addition to defending state champion and Packerland Wrestler of the Year Jack Severin, the Storm return several other All-Conference selections from a year ago including Logan Steinhorst, Jason Reinke, Max Severin, Mitchell Thompson, and Mason Jeanquart,


The Clippineers counter with wrestlers like Nick West, who led the team last year in pins and wins. The team could also return some from its stable of young wrestlers like Austin Marquardt, Drew Barganz, Ben Roman, Wyatt Coburn, Sam Abel, and Kellen Hacht.


The first match is slated for 7 p.m.

Kewaunee, Algoma open season for the lakeshore battle

The Packerland conference will see action on the lakeshore with the Kewaunee Storm boys’ basketball team hosting the Algoma Wolves. The Storm placed their season tip-off on hold after a COVID-19 concern while the Wolves will be seeing their first game as well after concerns of their own. Kewaunee finished last season taking second in the conference while Algoma finished last. Each team will have a fresh slate for tip-off at 7:30 pm.