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Sevastopol High School

Pioneers girls fall in regional title game to Rebels on 96.7 WBDK

The Sevastopol girls' basketball team could not shake the sticky defense of Wabeno-Laona in the WIAA Tournament for the second year in a row, falling this time in the regional final 60-31.

 

The Pioneers had to change their strategy early in the first half as Naomi Rikkola picked up three quick fouls in the early minutes, and Katie Spude was lost for the game with a leg injury. Meanwhile, the inside game of Lily Terry and Allison Albrecht and the outside shooting of Rylee Yeager gave the Rebels a lead they would never lose.  Kayla Ranly helped keep things close in the first half with all eight of her points coming in the opening 18 minutes, but the Pioneers found themselves down 28-17 at the break. 

Albrecht took over in the second half, scoring 11 of her 16 points after the break as Terry added to her total to end the night with 13.  Malerie Krawze added 10 points, and Yaeger's day ended with eight points. Rikkola finally found some space in the second half as she played in foul trouble for the bulk of the game. She scored 10 of her team-high 15 points in the second half.

 

Sienna Cain chipped in six points to complement Ranly's eight points.

The Pioneers' season ends with a 22-4 record and a share of the Packerland Conference Title. The game was also the final game in the careers of Kylie Duessler, Libby Ash, Katie Spude, and Sam Herrell. In his postgame comments, head coach Ben Rikkola said he was proud of his team fighting through adversity, adding that the lone positive of their rash of injuries this season is that it allowed some of their younger players get experience ahead of next year.

 

Sevastopol girls break through against Gibraltar, face Wabeno-Laona Saturday on 96.7 WBDK

The Sevastopol Pioneers will have a rematch of last year's sectional semi-final in the regional final on Saturday after knocking out their county rival Gibraltar 42-23 Friday night.

 

Both teams came out shaky offensively as they went almost the first nine minutes without scoring a basket from the field until Quincy Chomeau's runner in the lane opened the scoring. The Vikings would tack on another point to make 3-0, but the Pioneers would return the favor with a 13-0 run over the next five minutes to take a commanding lead. A big reason why was Kayla Ranly, who scored 11 points in the frame, while Naomi Rikkola chipped in with seven points. The Vikings would add some points on late, but not before the two teams entered the locker room with the Pioneers holding onto a 22-8 lead.

Rikkola kept her pace in the second half as she finished the night with a team-high 15 points, complemented by Ranly's 13 points. Katie Spude also proved to be a force herself, keeping possession alive with her rebounding while scoring four of her eight points in the second half. The Pioneers would stretch the lead out to more than 20 points after they mired in another scoring drought, but Mikala Gorham scored eight of her 11 points coming out of the locker room. Schar ended her night with five points, while McKailey Reisen and Chomeau also made shots from the field.

After the game, Gibraltar head coach Evan DeBroux spoke to how proud he was of his team in their final game of the season.

Sevastopol head coach Ben Rikkola said he was happy his team was able to overcome a slow start, but turned his attention to Saturday's opponent, Wabeno-Laona. The Rebels advanced to the regional final with a 56-27 win over Gillett on Friday one year after advancing to the state semifinal.

Bryan Mazur and Tim Kowols will have the call from Institute Saturday night on 96.7 WBDK and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar, Sevastopol girls collide in WIAA Regional Semis on 96.7 WBDK, 105.1 The GOAT Friday

Two Door County teams are on a crash course for a berth in Saturday's girls' regional title game when Sevastopol hosts Gibraltar Friday night.

 

The Pioneers dominated Tuesday night in the opening round with a 65-7 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers in Institute. The Pioneers pulled away early and never looked back, as nine players tallied in the scoring column for Sevastopol. Head coach Ben Rikkola praised his defense just as much as his offense after it allowed the short-handed Cavaliers no points in the second half. Naomi Rikkola and Katie Spude had 12 points each for the Pioneers.

 

A McKailey Reisen putback with 6.5 seconds left in the game drowned out four years of agony in the WIAA Tournament as Gibraltar beat the higher-seeded Niagara Badgers 45-43. The Vikings were led in scoring with 15 points from Andie Schar, which was complemented by 12 points from Reisen and 10 points from Mikala Gorham. Head coach Evan DeBroux hopes the win gives the Vikings more confidence heading into Friday's game against the Pioneers, which beat them in both meetings this year by an average score of more than 40 points.

 

The game will air on 105.1 The GOAT with Tim Kowols, 96.7 WBDK with Bryan Mazur, and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Pioneers boys can't leash Bulldogs

The Sevastopol Pioneers struggled to keep up with the Peshtigo Bulldogs Thursday night, losing 83-39.

 

Logan Schuh and Oliver Matthews led the Pioneers with nine points apiece in the loss. 

Lady Pioneers cruise to win over St. Thomas Aquinas on 96.7 WBDK

The Sevastopol Pioneers dominated Tuesday night in the opening round of the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball playoffs with a 65-7 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers in Institute. 

 

The Pioneers pulled away early and never looked back, as nine players tallied in the scoring column for Sevastopol.

 

Naomi Rikkola and Katie Spude had 12 points each for the Pioneers, who are #2 seeded in the Regional. 

 

Sevastopol (21-3) will now host Packerland Conference rival Gibraltar on Friday in the Regional semi-final, with the game broadcast on 96.7 WBDK and 105.1 The Goat. 

 

Lady Pioneers begin regional title defense on 96.7 WBDK

The Sevastopol Pioneers look to defend their regional championship from a year ago when they open against St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in Institute.

 

The #3-seeded Pioneers are 20-3 and carry an eight-game winning streak into their home gym. Their last loss was to Oconto on January 25th, a defeat they would avenge weeks later with a 10-point victory. The offense has run through Naomi Rikkola, who leads the team with 18.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, and 3.0 apg. Kayla Ranly has complemented Rikkola with 14.3 ppg. The Pioneers were dealt a dose of bad news last week when Libby Ash was sidelined with a leg injury, joining fellow senior teammate Sam Herrell on the bench.

 

The Cavaliers are on the opposite side of the spectrum, going 2-18 on the season and 0-16 in their conference. They did end their regular season on a good note with a 39-36 win over Stockbridge on Saturday in Oshkosh. No Cavaliers player averages more than eight points per game as the team was held to under 20 points 16 times and to single digits twice.

 

Bryan Mazur and Tim Ash will have the call on 96.7 WBDK and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m., followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Pioneers boys fall to Blue Devils

The Sevastopol Pioneers are still searching for their first Packerland Conference win on the season after falling to Oconto Monday night 90-63.

 

The Blue Devils took a 49-32 lead into the locker room and didn't look back, thanks to 49 points by Carter Koch. Trenton Hartman scored 15 points, and Cooper Campsure added 11 points to pad the advantage for the Blue Devils. Oliver Matthews led the way for the Pioneers with 21 points behind six three-pointers. Chase Haberli made three of his own en route to a 13-point evening, while Logan Schuh chipped in with 11.

Duessler, Bley rely on past athletic experiences for Miss Door County platforms

Sevastopol athletes Kylee Duessler and Emily Bley did not have to look far to find the perfect platforms to travel the area promoting during their tenure as Miss Door County and Miss Door County Teen.

 

Duessler is at the tail end of her basketball season before she heads into the track season, where she qualified for last year's state meet in the 200m dash. The pair played with each other on the Pioneers volleyball team that made it to the regional semifinal last season after two consecutive trips to the sectional round. 

 

Duessler, a future UW-Milwaukee biomedical engineering student, will promote her community service initiative, “Trust Your Training; Anxiety Awareness in Athletics,” over the next year. Bley, a future NWTC nursing student, will discuss her community service initiative, “Nutrition Before Competition,” over the next year as well.  After struggling with them, the pair discussed why the issues were important to them.

Duessler and the Pioneers' girls basketball team will open their WIAA Tournament run at home against St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Lemieux to represent SBS at state meet

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Tiani Lemieux clinched her second straight trip to the WIAA State Meet by hardly breaking a sweat.

 

Lemieux pinned both of her opponents in less than two minutes total. Teammate Olivia Hofrichter split her two matches to come up just shy of a chance to go herself. On the boys' side, Spencer Madsen was the highest placing wrestler as he missed out on a trip to Madison with a fourth place finish.

 

WIAA Girls D2 Sect. B @ Oconto Falls Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

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Tiani LeMieux (33-5) placed 1st and scored 28.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-5 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-5 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-5 won by fall over Jayden Mahlke (Winneconne) 4-18 (Fall 0:28)

1st Place Match - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-5 won by fall over Breigh Popp (Chilton/Hilbert) 13-10 (Fall 1:18)

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Lanie Brauer (10-8) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Lanie Brauer (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 10-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Lanie Brauer (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 10-8 won by fall over Yovanna Garia (Two Rivers) 4-12 (Fall 0:40)

Semifinal - Olivia Hofrichter (Antigo) 28-3 won by fall over Lanie Brauer (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 10-8 (Fall 1:20)

WIAA D2 Sect B @ Oconto Falls Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

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Spencer Madsen (40-8) placed 4th and scored 8.5 team points.

Quarterfinal - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 40-8 won by tech fall over Otto Anglemyer (Amherst) 35-15 (TF-1.5 5:58 (19-3))

Semifinal - Colin Meiselwitz (Elkhart Lk.-Gl./Howards Gr.) 29-9 won in sudden victory - 1 over Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 40-8 (SV-1 7-5)

Cons. Semi - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 40-8 won by decision over Murphy Beyer (Freedom) 38-15 (Dec 11-4)

3rd Place Match - Andres Sanchez (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 48-9 won by fall over Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 40-8 (Fall 0:47)

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Zak Wrobel (35-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Patrick Moore (Freedom) 41-11 won by decision over Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-11 (Dec 5-1)

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Alex Andreae (14-14) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Nathan Waupekenay (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 38-11 won by fall over Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-14 (Fall 0:54)

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Seth Laughlin (28-13) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Hunter Vander Heiden (Freedom) 45-3 won by fall over Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-13 (Fall 1:56)

Cons. Semi - Braxton Bryant (New London) 31-21 won by decision over Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-13 (Dec 5-2)

 

Picture courtesy of SBS Wrestling

DCU's Monfils finishes Top 10 in state for individual medley

The Door County United Swim Team performed strongly in their final meet of the year as they participated in three events Friday night at the WIAA State Meet.

 

Jack Monfils had a busy night, finishing in 9th place in the 200 yd Individual Medley 2:00.86. He also finished in 11th 100 yd Breaststroke with a time of 1:02.17

 

Monfils was also on the 200 Individual Medley Relay that took 16th with a time of 1:46.26. He was joined on the team by Luke and Logan Filar, and Ezra Linnan.

 

The team took 24th out of 32 teams with 17 points with McFarland win the Division 2 State Meet with 325 points.

Pioneers' Matthews give his best shot against Blazes

The Sevastopol Pioneers were burned by NEW Lutheran 79-51 despite a hot shooting night from Oliver Matthews.

 

Matthews led the Pioneers with 20 points as he hit six three-pointers against the host Blazers. Norman Luedtke chipped 11 points in the loss for the Pioneers. 

Pioneers win on senior night to capture share of Packerland crown

With two of its seniors sidelined by injury, the Sevastopol Pioneers girls' basketball team ensured senior night was a happy occasion with a 53-29 win over Peshtigo Thursday night.

 

The Pioneers jumped out to a 29-11 lead in the first half and outscored the Bulldogs by six to capture their second straight Packerland title and their fourth in school history. Kayla Ranly paced the Pioneers with 21 points as she drilled  four three-pointers, including three in the second half. Naomi Rikkola poured in 17 points of her while senior Katie Spude added seven points. Senior Kylee Duessler started the game in her final regular season home contest while classmates Libby Ash and Sam Herrell are sidelined with injuries. Holly Pesch led the Bulldogs with nine points while Audra Bauman chipped in with eight points.

 

In Division 5, #2 Sevastopol will host St. Thomas Aquinas on February 20th with a chance at a Packerland matchup on February 23rd if #10 Gibraltar can get past Niagara on the road.

 

Picture courtesy of School District of Sevastopol

 

 

DCU swimmer take to the pool for state meet

It is the end of the pool for the Door County United Swim Team as they head to Waukesha South High School for the WIAA Division 2 State Meet. 

 

DCU will have swimmers in three different events:

  • 200 Yard Medley Relay (Heat 1, Lane 7)
  • Jack Monfils, 200 Yard Individual Medley (Heat 2, Lane 8)
  • Jack Monfils, 100 Yard Breaststroke (Heat 2, Lane 2) 

Monfils swam one of top eight qualifying times in his two individual meets, including a sectional winning time in the breaststroke.

 

The first events are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. for swimmers. The diving side of the state meet will take place earlier in the day. Division 1 schools will have their state meet on Saturday.

Pioneers girls outlast Blue Devils to stay in conference race

The Sevastopol Pioneers girls' basketball team can clinch a share of the Packerland Conference title with a win on Thursday after beating fellow conference leader Oconto 49-39 on Monday night.

 

The game was tight throughout, with the closing minutes of each half presenting opportunities for the Pioneers to extend their lead. 

 

The Pioneers' Naomi Rikkola and the Blue Devils' Addi Viestenz showed why they are All-Packerland Conference performers, scoring 18 points for their respective teams. They did it differently, though, as Viestenz did it from the field, and Rikkola was clutch at the free throw, making 9-of-10 on the night.

 

Rikkola was complemented by Kayla Ranly's 10 points and nine points from Libby Ash, who drilled three three-pointers in the first half. The Blue Devils countered with eight points from Natalie Schuleter and six from Emilee Banker. 

 

The Pioneers play Peshtigo on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and can get a share of the conference title with a win and capture it outright with a win and a Kewaunee loss to Algoma.

DCU enters three into state swim meet

The Door County United Boys continued to impress in the pool as they swam an amazing sectional meet at Ashwaubenon High School.  Best times marked the day, as well as three state-bid swims.

Here are the major highlights:

  • An epic two-second drop to place third in the 200 Medley Relay (Ezra Linnan, Jack Monfils, Luke Filar, Logan Filar) and earn a state berth at a time of 1:45.70. They head into state as the 14th seed overall. 
  • A podium finish and best time for George Atwell in the 200 Free with an eighth-place finish at 2:02.25, a full 14 seconds off his first race of the season.
  • An epic 200 IM performance from Monfils to place second and earn an individual state berth with a time of 2:00.53. He enters next weekend as an 8th seed and has the opportunity to break two minutes. 
  • Two great swims in the 50 Free to place seventh and twelfth, respectively. Logan Filar found his way to the podium with a season-best swim of 23.73, and Linnan had a personal-best time of 24.51. 
  • A follow-up stellar performance in the 100 Free, where we continued to bring in points with an eighth and fourteenth place finish. Logan Filar swam a season best of 51.83 and had a podium finish, and Luke Filar brought in a personal best at 55.48.
  • An outstanding 500 performance from Atwell to place the fourteenth and swim a personal best of 5:52.60. That’s a 41-second time drop since the first swim of the season!
  • An outstanding 200 Free Relay (Logan Filar, Linnan, Luke Filar, Monfils) with a season-best time of 1:35.48 to place seventh. Linnan swam a personal best 50 split of 24.00, and Luke Filar swam a split of 24.41. 
  • Two great swims in the 100 Back to place sixth and thirteenth overall. Linnan swam a personal best and had a podium finish at 1:00.04, and Luke Filar swam a great swim at 1:08.31. 
  • An automatic state bid and personal best swim from Monfils in his first-place finish on the 100 Breast with a time of 1:00.83. He enters next weekend as a fifth seed and is on the verge of breaking a minute! 

 

The small but fierce team of five took seventh overall in a field of 10, bringing in a total of 155 points.

Final standings:
1. Rhinelander- 389
2. Ashwaubenon- 365
3. River Falls- 283.5
4. Pulaski- 210
5. Rice Lake- 204
6. Menomonie- 188
7. Sturgeon Bay Co-op- 155
8. Tomahawk- 127.5
9. Antigo- 107
10. Medford- 75

Their next meet will be Friday, February 16, at Waukesha South for the D-2 State Championships. Swimming begins at 5:30, and doors for spectators open at 4:30.

SBS' Madsen wins regional title

The Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling team will send four wrestlers to next week's sectional meet after a successful day at the Two Rivers Regional on Saturday.

 

Spencer Madsen took home the top prize at 144 pounds, accumulating two decisions and a major along the way. Alex Andreae, Zak Wrobel, and Seth Laughlin also clinch sectional berths.

 

WIAA D2 Reg BII @ Two Rivers Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

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Nathan Sansom (1-14) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kaden Kakes (Two Rivers) 20-12 won by fall over Nathan Sansom (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 1-14 (Fall 2:18)

Cons. Round 1 - Nathan Sansom (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 1-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Drew Demmin (Denmark) 19-18 won by fall over Nathan Sansom (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 1-14 (Fall 3:05)

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Spencer Madsen (38-6) placed 1st and scored 25.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 38-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 38-6 won by major decision over Derek Klinkner (Two Rivers) 21-9 (MD 12-3)

Semifinal - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 38-6 won by decision over Colin Meiselwitz (Elkhart Lk.-Gl./Howards Gr.) 27-7 (Dec 7-6)

1st Place Match - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 38-6 won by decision over Isaac Jerabek (Luxemburg-Casco) 31-7 (Dec 11-5)

150

Eli Bell (2-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Hudson Ludwig (Chilton/Hilbert) 28-11 won by fall over Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-12 (Fall 0:29)

Cons. Round 1 - Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-12 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Bradley Nellis (Denmark) 20-14 won by fall over Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-12 (Fall 0:56)

157

Justin Gutierrez (8-13) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 8-13 won by fall over Julien Timreck (Two Rivers) 1-8 (Fall 1:19)

Quarterfinal - Steven Kielpikowski (Denmark) 38-7 won by fall over Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 8-13 (Fall 0:54)

Cons. Round 2 - Jerome Erimas (Xavier) 9-13 won by fall over Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 8-13 (Fall 1:58)

165

Ethan Denamur (23-14) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 23-14 won by major decision over Alexander Marg (Xavier) 10-17 (MD 10-0)

Quarterfinal - Weston Schmidt (Brillion) 33-19 won by fall over Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 23-14 (Fall 3:58)

Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 23-14 won by decision over Slaytt Nolan (Chilton/Hilbert) 24-17 (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Semi - Forrest Figueroa (Elkhart Lk.-Gl./Howards Gr.) 17-16 won by decision over Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 23-14 (Dec 5-3)

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Zak Wrobel (35-10) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-10 won by fall over Liam Murphy (Fox Valley Luth.) 21-15 (Fall 2:55)

Semifinal - Ben Kienbaum (Kiel) 33-8 won by fall over Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-10 (Fall 5:48)

3rd Place Match - Sam Schutz (Luxemburg-Casco) 34-12 won by decision over Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-10 (Dec 9-4)

4th Place Match - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 35-10 won by decision over Avery Piotraschke (Winneconne) 21-11 (Dec 6-5)

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Alex Andreae (14-13) placed 4th and scored 21.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 won by fall over Josiah Coussons (Wrightstown) 6-9 (Fall 1:23)

Quarterfinal - Max Matthias (Two Rivers) 38-1 won by fall over Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 (Fall 1:12)

Cons. Round 2 - Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 won by fall over Carson Piotraschke (Winneconne) 10-24 (Fall 3:35)

Cons. Semi - Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 won by fall over Benacee Jaker (Little Chute) 11-12 (Fall 0:44)

5th Place Match - Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 won by fall over Koen Sitzman (Kiel) 19-18 (Fall 2:21)

4th Place Match - Alex Andreae (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 14-13 won by fall over Ayden Keuler (Chilton/Hilbert) 28-12 (Fall 0:56)

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Harrison Schartner (13-17) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Nick Langhoff (Denmark) 12-16 won by decision over Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 13-17 (Dec 9-7)

Cons. Round 1 - Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 13-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Max Lau (Brillion) 23-22 won by fall over Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 13-17 (Fall 2:38)

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Seth Laughlin (28-11) placed 4th and scored 17.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 won by decision over Ethan Schramm (Two Rivers) 4-6 (Dec 6-1)

Quarterfinal - David Cervantes Jr. (Denmark) 16-17 won by fall over Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 (Fall 4:28)

Cons. Round 2 - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 won by fall over Luis Pulido (Chilton/Hilbert) 3-10 (Fall 0:58)

Cons. Semi - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 won by fall over Tillman Sabel (Elkhart Lk.-Gl./Howards Gr.) 13-19 (Fall 3:52)

5th Place Match - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 won by decision over Noah Vanlankveldt (Little Chute) 17-8 (Dec 8-1)

4th Place Match - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 28-11 won by fall over Eddie Heuring (Xavier) 22-11 (Fall 1:51)

Pioneers girls avenge sectional loss, beat Rebels in Oshkosh

The Sevastopol Pioneers girls' basketball team took round two against Wabeno-Laona on Saturday afternoon at the Oshkosh Arena, beating them 50-39.

 

The Pioneers outscored the Rebels 24-13 in the first half before the two teams played level in the second half.

 

Leading scorer Kayla Ranly did most of her damage in the second half, scoring 15 of her team-high 22 points after the break. Naomi Rikkola added 14 points and two others scored at least four points in the win. Lily Terry had a similar game to Ranly for the Rebels, scoring 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half. Rylee Yaeger scored nine points and two others registered seven points for the Rebels in the loss.

Pioneers boys snap losing streak, top Rebels

The Sevastopol Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak in Oshkosh on Saturday, beating Wabeno-Laona 60-49.

 

The Pioneers had three players crack double figures in the win, led by Daniel Lardinois' 14 points. Frankie DeYoung poured in 12 points, and Chase Haberli added 11 points. 

 

The Pioneers will return to action on Tuesday when they play Kewaunee at home.

Sevastopol girls down NEW, face Wabeno-Laona Saturday

The Sevastopol girls' basketball team earned their second week's win on Friday, beating NEW Lutheran 53-32.

 

The Pioneers led by nine points at the break and only extended their lead from there despite only four points from Naomi Rikkola, who broke the 1,000-point mark with a 36-point performance a week ago. Kayla Ranly led the Pioneers with 15 points, while Libby Ash sank three three-pointers to add 11 points. Three others chipped in at least five points. Lexie Meerstein poured in 14 points, and Ingrid Beaumont added 10 points to the loss for the Blazers.

 

The Pioneers will travel to Oshkosh to face Wabeno-Laona as a part of a Wisconsin Herd triple-header that includes a game between the schools' boys' teams. A year removed from an appearance in the state tournament, the Rebels are 14-6 on the season and have won six of their last seven games. That includes a 44-34  win over Coleman on Tuesday. Tip-off for the girls' game is 1 p.m. while the boys play at 2:30 p.m.

Pioneers Rally Past Kewaunee; Grab Share of Packerland Conference Title on 104.1 WRLU 

In a back-and-forth battle among two Packerland Conference’s top teams, the Sevastopol Pioneers edged out the Kewaunee Storm 38-33 on 104.1 WRLU.  

 

It was a low-scoring, defensive battle early on as both teams slowed the action down, going into the halftime break with Sevastopol leading 14-13. Kewaunee’s Brianna Demmin and Sevastopol’s Kayla Ranly lead each team with six first-half points

 

In the second half, the scoring picked up a bit.  Kewaunee’s leading scorer, guard Jade Kroll, was held scoreless in the first, came out with two early 3’s, and led the Storm to take the lead back.  Kewaunee would lead by as much as 5 in the second half, led by Demmin and Kroll, who would finish the game with 12 and 10 points, respectively.  

 

Then came the comeback from the Sevastopol Pioneers.  Naomi Rikkola, coming off her season-high 36-point game on Saturday, was also held in check in the first half, scoring only 2 points in the opening period. However, Rikkola would explode to score 19 of her game-high 21 points in the 2nd half, including a 3-point shot that put the Pioneers up 32-30 with under a minute to play.  As the Storm tried to foul to keep time on the clock, Rikkola would close the game out with 6 made free throws in the final 30 seconds of action, leading Sevastopol to the comeback win. 

 

After the game, Kayla Ranly, Naomi Rikkola, and Pioneers head coach Ben Rikkola all joined 104.1 WRLU to talk about their thought process during the comeback.

 

 

 

 

Pioneers boys can't climb out of hole against NEWCHAA

The Sevastopol boys' basketball team found themselves chasing Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Association for much of the night in their 71-45 loss in Institute Monday night. 

 

NEWCHAA took a 40-19 lead into the break and never let go of its stranglehold on the game. Isaiah Henselin led the NEWCHAA with 17 points behind three of the team's eight three-pointers. John Paul Guinter poured in 12 points and Corban Jackson added 10 points in the win. For the Pioneers, Lucas Delsart was the only player to crack double figures with 14 points with three three-pointers. Chase Haberli registered seven points while Oliver Matthews and Daniel Castillo each added six points.

Rikkola hits 1000-point milestone as Pioneers cruise past Vikes

Naomi Rikkola got exactly what she needed to not only lead the Sevastopol Pioneers to an 80-31 victory over Gibraltar, but to write her name in the record books.

 

Rikkola scored 36 points in the Pioneers win, the exact number she needed to become the sixth student-athlete at the school to reach 1,000 points and the first to do it as a junior. Rikkola registered 15 points in the first half as she helped stake the Pioneers to a 38-20 lead, with Katie Spude contributing another 11 points. The Vikings' Andie Schar scored nine first-half points to keep things within 20 points before the break.

 

The Pioneers' defense clamped down on the Vikings in the second half, as they only allowed them to score 11 points compared to their 42 points. In addition to Rikkola's 36 points, Spude and Libby Ash each scored 11 points, and Kayla Ranly added 13 points. Schar led the way with 14 points for the Vikings, and Mikala Gorham added six points in the loss.

 

Pictures courtesy of School District of Sevastopol

 

 

DCU swimmers visit Kiel for conference meet

The Door County United Swim Team will face its conference rivals when it travels to Kiel on Saturday morning.

 

Berlin, Chilton, Plymouth, and Two Rivers will also fight Kiel and DCU swimmers for spots on the podium when the meet begins at 9:00 a.m. 

 

In their last meet, DCU brought in 66 points last Saturday to place 14th of 20 at Small School State in Shorewood. The boys proved they were ready for the quickly approaching end of the season and for the upcoming taper as the meet showed off the strengths and assets the team has as a whole. Jack Monfils posted the team's best finish in the 100 Breast with a personal best of 1:03.08 to place 2nd and bring in 17 points.

Pioneers boys fall to Blazers, face Clippers on U-102.1 Friday

The Sevastopol Pioneers could not dig out a 24-point first-half hole as they lost to NEW Lutheran 68-45 at home Thursday.
 

The Pioneers found themselves down 38-14 at the break, but they outscored the visiting Blazers 31-30 in the second half. Norman Luedtke and Chase Haberli each scored nine points while Frankie de Young chipped in seven points in the loss for the Pioneers. The Blazers had three players reach double figures, led by Griffen Steffel's 15 points.

 

The Pioneers will now head to Sturgeon Bay for a Friday night showdown against the Clippers, which are trying to extend their Packerland Conference winning streak to three games. Last Saturday, the Clippers led by just a pair at the break, but they outscored Peshtigo 42-23 in the second half to take the drama out of the game. Calvin Richard (25 pts) and Jackson Starr (21 pts) each cracked 20 points, while Garrett Ulberg and Gannon Evers each tallied a dozen points in the Clippers win.

 

Jacob Nate and Reece Robillard will have the call on U-102.1 beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the tipoff at 7:30 p.m.

Sevastopol's Luedtke celebrating team's improvement

Even at 2-13, Sevastopol boys' basketball coach Kyle Luedtke is happy with the strides his team is making in his first season at the helm.

 

The team has already matched its win total from last year and one victory away from posting its best record since before the pandemic. The offense has also improved during that time, averaging 44.7 ppg compared to just above 40 points each of the last three seasons. Luedtke says his team is playing hard and knows the results will follow.

The Pioneers will look to snap a two-game skid Thursday night when they host NEW Lutheran in Institute for a 6:30 p.m. tip.