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Sevastopol High School

Football: Pioneers drop high scoring matchup

The Sevastopol Pioneers fell to the NEW Lutheran-Oneida Nation-Providence Academy Blazers on Friday by a final score of 54-36. This loss drops their record to 0-2 on the season. The Pioneers will be the visitors on the scorecard the next time they play, when they face Sturgeon Bay on April 23rd.

Unique season comes to a close

Sevastopol’s memorable Spring season ended with a 1-1 day at the sectional tournament and a chance to participate in the sectional championship. In the first match, Sevastopol swept Mayville, winning the first set 26-24. The next two sets were more lopsided with wins of 25-11 and 25-15. 

 

In the match to win sectionals, the Pioneers took St. Mary’s Springs to four sets. The first set went 27-25 in Springs’ favor, the next set would go Sevastopol’s way with a 25-18 win. In set three and set four it would be Springs on top with a 25-21 and 25-20 victory. Sevastopol would be sectional runner-ups.

 

Sevastopol opens up sectionals a two seed

A successful season and regional tournament all amount to Tuesday’s game where the Pioneers are two wins away from capturing a sectional championship. After defeating Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay, the Pioneers will take on Mayville High School. Mayville flies into the matchup with a 7-4 record and wins over Oakfield in five sets and a championship game win over Horicon. 

 

The winner will advance to the sectional championship. The game is set to take place in New Holstein at 7:00 P.M.  

 

Volleyball: Pioneers crowned champs

The Sevastopol Pioneers swept through their regional tournament on their home court on Saturday and will advance to sectionals. In the first round, the Pioneers beat Southern Door in three seats, ending the Eagles season. Sevastopol broke down the Eagles in the first two sets, winning each of them 25-13. The third and final set was much closer, but Sevastopol would still get the victory, 25-22. Against the Eagles, Madi Volkmann had 19 kills, Emma Stueber contributed 20 assists and 3 serves, Bailey Rikkola had 18 digs and Bekah Andreae had 5 blocks. 

 

In the title game, Sevastopol was able to get their vengeance over Sturgeon Bay. In the game that had the most at stake, the Pioneers downed the Clippers in three sets. Sevastopol won set one 25-19, then won the following two 25-17. In the championship matchup, Sasha Laaksonen had 20 assists, Sam Differt had 13 kills, Madi Volkmann had 10 kills, Bailey Rikkola racked up 17 digs, and Zoe Kuehn had five blocks. 

 

With the wins the Pioneers are now a successful 13-3 on the season. They also advance to sectionals where they face Chilton on Tuesday.

 

Sevastopol victorious heading into tournament

In a non-conference matchup that gave the Pioneers valuable reps before the regional tournament, Sevastopol dominated the first two sets against Gresham Community. Sevastopol took set one 25-8 and then set two 25-10. Gresham tightened the gap in the third set but not enough, as the Pioneers took set three 25-20. Madi Volkmann had 14 kills, Sasha Laaksonen collected 15 assists accompanied by four aces and Bailey Rikkola had 16 digs and four aces as well. 

 

Sevastopol is the one seed in the regional tournament and will host Southern Door on Saturday.

 

Sevastopol battles non-conference foe in preparation

Coming off a rare conference loss and set to host the regional tournament as a one seed, Sevastopol will host Gresham Community on Thursday. Sevastopol lost to Sturgeon Bay in five sets this week, and will look to turn things around and remain heated up heading into the tournament. Their opponent, Gresham Community, is no slouch as they come into the matchup with a 7-1 record. They have not played a Packerland team this season. What remains to be seen is how Sevastopol will rotate players, as this game will have zero postseason implications.

Sturgeon Bay battles Sevastopol ahead of volleyball tournament start

Two of the better teams in the Packerland Conference battle on Monday night ahead of the start of the WIAA Alternative Fall Season Tournament.

 

Both teams have had long layoffs in between matches thanks to spring break schedules. The Clippers are 6-3 and last won on March 22nd with a 3-0 sweep of Algoma. The Pioneers are 10-2 on the year and swept Southern Door its last time out on March 29th. Both teams have lost just once in conference play. The first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

 

There are several matches lined up this week ahead of the scheduled start of the WIAA Alternative Fall Season Tournament. On one side of the bracket, the first two rounds will be a Door County/Packerland Conference affair with Sevastopol battling Southern Door and Gibraltar playing Sturgeon Bay in Division 2. The winners will play a second time that same day for a chance to go to sectionals. In a different part of the bracket, Kewaunee and Algoma will face each other before potentially playing either Menominee Indian or Oneida Nation in the regional finals. The regional semis will start at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with the championship taking place at 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Sevastopol too much for Southern Door

It has been a season of streaks for the Sevastopol High School volleyball team, and Monday’s win over Southern continued their second significant winning streak. The Pioneers took set one 25-19 in Brussels. The Pioneers would carry the momentum into the second set, starting out up 6-0. The Pioneers would dominate the rest of the set and win 25-10. Sevastopol wouldn’t slow down in the third set, cruising to a 25-8 win. The match victory would be their fourth straight. In Monday’s win, Rebekah Andreae would have 5 blocks, Bailey Rikkola would have 18 digs, Sasha Laaksonen collected 19 assists and Sam Differt would get 10 kills. 

 

 

The sweep moved Sevastopol’s season record to 10-2. Sevastopol will have a rematch with Sturgeon Bay the next time they take the court on March 29. The first serve is scheduled for 7:00 PM. 

 

Sevastopol alum captures national titles

A 2018 Sevastopol High School alum has solidified his place as one of the country’s best swimmers. Max McHugh collected his second national championship on Saturday after setting the Gophers school record in the 200 breaststroke. McHugh finished with a time of 1:49:02. The Junior also won the 100 breaststroke on Friday. The national championship on Friday was the first in swimming for the Gophers since 1964. .

 

McHugh won the Big Ten Championships in the 100 breaststroke last season, but was unable to go for the gold nationally when the championships were called off. McHugh was an All-American in 2019 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, but now gets to be called a champion. 

 

Kuehn earns spot on WBCA squad

When the WBCA All-Star Game selections came out this week, Sevastopol’s Zoe-Rose Kuehn was given a chance to compete in her preps career one more time. Kuehn left an impression in the stat book scoring more than 1000 career points. Kuehn wasn’t surprised when she heard the news, but she was excited to play another game. She is also looking forward to playing with the other All-Star teammates and against the All-Star level of competition. 

 

 

Kuehn’s credentials go further than just the 1000 points, as she has been All-Packerland in three straight seasons and first team in two of those.  While her individual accolades are impressive, she credits the program she is part of with teaching her life lessons. 

 

 

Zoe’s coach, Ben Rikkola, knew that Kuehn had the perseverance to get through this last season that was filled with adjustments. Rikkola made the notion that she had several strong qualities that translated to her basketball success. 

 

 

As Kuehn finishes up her volleyball season and looks ahead to graduation, she has her college path picked out. Next semester Kuehn will be studying accounting at UW-Lacrosse, and be part of their 2025 graduating class.

 

Volleyball: Pioneers complete season sweep, clinch Packerland share

In Thursday’s rubber match between Sevastopol High School and Gibraltar, Sevastopol wrapped up the regular season sweep with a win in three sets. The Packerland opponents went back and forth in the first set but Sevastopol would eventually end on top, 25-22. Set two would be more of the same up until the game was at a 15-15 tie. The Pioneers would pull away for a 25-18 win. Sevastopol would control the Vikings in the third set, winning 25-13.  For Sevastopol, Rebekah Andreae had 9 kills and 5 blocks, Sam Differt also had 9 kills, and Sasha Laakson was setting up many of those with 15 assists. Bailey Rikkola registered 21 digs.

 

This is the second win against Gibraltar for Sevastopol. The first match came on March 13 when the Pioneers would hang on for a win in five sets. The first meeting between these two teams did not count as a conference game, but this one did count towards each teams' conference record. The win clinched a share of the Packerland crown for the Pioneers, and they are 4-0 in conference. With the victory, Sevastopol inches closer to ten wins. Their record is 9-2 on the season.

 

Gibraltar came into the game with wins in four of their last five, and will fall to 5-5. The Pioneers next game will be on Monday when they visit Southern Door. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

 

Pioneers tough task against Vikings

As the postseason becomes closer, the rivalry matchups get more intense. On Thursday at Sevastopol High School, the Pioneers will host the Gibraltar Vikings and both teams come into the game playing well as of late. Sevastopol has won eight of their last nine since dropping their season opener to Green Bay Preble. The Pioneers come into the game with an 8-2 record, and beat Gibraltar in five sets on March 13. 

 

Gibraltar had a cold start to the season with a 1-3 record. Since, they have won four of their next five. The Vikings will try and avenge their March loss to the Pioneers and extend their record to 6-4. The opening serve is set to take place at 7:15 PM. 

 

Sevastopol handles non-conference game

Sevastopol was able to get the victory in four sets in their non-conference matchup Tuesday over Tigerton. The Pioneers dominated set one 25-10, then dropped set two 25-20. The Pioneers would get back on track in the third game with a 25-11 rout and a 25-14 win in game four. 

 

The Pioneers would get a boost from Madi Volkmann who would get 12 kills. Rebekah Andreae would also get 10 kills and 5 blocks. Sasha Laaksonen would also get 4 ace serves and 17 assists. Bailey Rikkola wouldn’t let much by her as she had 17 digs. The Pioneers would win set three and four and advance to 8-2 on the season. They will host Gibraltar on Thursday with the game starting at 7:15 PM.

 

Pioneers get big win

Coming off just their second loss of the season, the Sevastopol High School Volleyball team was able to get back on the winning side quickly on Monday night. After being defeated in four sets to Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol would come out firing against the Southern Door High School Eagles in route to a three set sweep. 

 

The First set would be a 25-18 victory, and that is as close as it got. The next two sets would both be won by the Pioneers, 25-11.  Sevastopol would get wealthy contributions from a number of players. Sasha Laaksonen would have 4 aces and also 23 assists. On the receiving ends were Madi Volkmann and Johanna Andreae with 11 kills each. Bailey Rikkola added 10 digs. With the victory, the Pioneers are now 7-2 overall this season and 4-1 in conference play. 

 

The win was important for Sevastopol, who now holds a lead over Southern Door in the standings. Coming into Monday’s game, the two teams were tied with Sturgeon Bay for first in the Packerland conference. With the victory, Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay now hold a share of the Packerland lead. The Pioneers will host Tigerton in a non-conference affair on Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

 

Pioneers volleyball look to keep share of first against Eagles

The Sevastopol Pioneers and Southern Door Eagles look to stay on top of the Packerland Conference volleyball mountain on Monday night.

 

The Pioneers and the Eagles currently share the top spot in conference play along with Sturgeon Bay with 3-1 marks. Both teams dropped their first Packerland matches of the season last week with the Pioneers falling to Sturgeon Bay on Thursday and the Eagles meeting their match against Gibraltar on Tuesday. 

 

The first serve is slated for 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Pioneers cool off

Sevastopol’s six game run came to a halt against Sturgeon Bay on Thursday when they lost in four sets. Sturgeon Bay dominated the first set, but the remaining three sets all had a thinner margin. Sevastopol would fight back in set two with a 25-21 win. The Clippers would win close in the final two sets. In set three, Sevastopol fell behind in the match with a 25-23 loss. In set four the Pioneers gave Sturgeon Bay all they could handle but the Clippers came out on top 26-24, and that would be the end of the match. For the Pioneers Madi Volkmann had 10 kills and Bailey Rikkola had 12 of her own. Leading the way in assists was Sasha Laaksonen with 19.

 

The Pioneers will take on the Southern Door Eagles in their home gym on Monday. They are now 6-2. The Clippers’ record is now 5-3 and they will travel to Algoma on Monday for a conference matchup. Both games have a 7:00 P.M. start time. The two teams meet again at Sturgeon Bay High School on April 5th. 

 

Volleyball: Pioneers looking to stay on fire

It will be the first of two cross-town volleyball matchups when Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol go head-to-head on Thursday evening. The Pioneers are coming to this game heated up with six straight wins after their lone loss in the season opener to Green Bay Preble. The Pioneers have even swept Algoma and Bowler High School this week, and haven’t lost a set since they defeated Gibraltar in five sets on Saturday. Sevastopol comes into the game with a record of 6-1 and in pursuit of their seventh straight win. 

 

The Clippers have had an up and down road since the beginning of the season. Since starting off 2-0, Sturgeon Bay High School is 2-3 in their last five matches. The Clips are coming into Thursday’s contest off of a four-set loss to Southern Door. The Clippers are 4-3 on the season. 

 

As far as common opponents, both teams have suffered losses to Green Bay Preble. Both squads have wins over Gibraltar and Kewaunee. Thursday is the first of two meetings between the two schools. The second is set to take place on April 5th when the Clippers host. Thursday’s match is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 P.M. at Sevastopol High School.

 

Volleyball recap: Pioneers capture sixth straight

Sevastopol defended their home court on Tuesday, defeating the Bowler High Panthers in three sets. The Pioneers took each set by at least ten points. Sevastopol won set one 25-15 and followed that up with two straight wins by scores of 25-12 and 25-15. The Pioneers are on a hot streak with six straight wins. After Tuesday’s non-conference victory, Sevastopol improves to a 6-1 record on the year. The Pioneers get Wednesday off before taking their home arena on Thursday night to face their cross-town foe, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers, who are coming off a loss in four sets to Southern Door on Tuesday. 

 

Stat leaders for the Pioneers in Tuesday's win include Johanna Andreae and Sam Differt, each with 10 kills. On the passing end, Sasha Laaksonen chipped in 19 assists. Opening serve for game one of the city series is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. at Sevastopol High School. 

 

Pioneers hunt down Wolves

Sevastopol Volleyball moves to 5-1 on the season after their sweep over Algoma on Monday. The Pioneers took the three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 25-21. Some of the leaders for the Pioneer include Madi Volkmann with 9 kills, Rebekah Andreae with 8 kills and 3 blocks, Sasha Laaksonen with 13 assists and 6 aces, and Emma Stueber with 10 assists and 3 kills. 

 

The 5-1 Pioneers will host Bowler at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday.

 

Pioneers volleyball look to extend winning streak

The Sevastopol Pioneers volleyball team looks to extend its winning streak to four when it hosts Algoma on Monday night.

 

The Pioneers have won all three of its Packerland Conference matchups, including Saturday's tilt against Gibraltar

 

The Wolves have played only two matches so far this year, dropping six of its seven sets against Southern Door in its two losses.

 

The opening serve is set for 7 p.m.

Pioneers volleyball get past Vikings

The Sevastopol Pioneers volleyball team used five sets to get past their Northern Door rivals in Gibraltar on Saturday to win 3-2. 

 
The final score of those sets were 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 24-26, and 15-10.
 
Rebekah Andreae registered 16 kills while Sasha Laaksonen collected 25 assists. Bailey Rikkola was effective on both sides of the ball, getting 19 digs and scoring on four ace serves.

Pioneers hold off Storm

Sevastopol High School was victorious in their first game against a Packerland conference foe this season. With a three set sweep over Kewaunee on Thursday night, the Pioneers are now victors in their last three games. They also carry a 3-1 season record. Two of the three games were decided by three or less points. The game scores were 27-25, 25-19, 25-22. For the Pioneers, Rebekah Andreae had 10 kills and 3 blocks. Sasha Laaksonen had 18 assists, and Bailey Rikkola had 19 digs. 

 

Now on a three game winning streak, the Pioneers will have to be weekend warriors and head to Gibraltar. The game against the Vikings will be Saturday at 2:30 P.M.

 

Pioneers look to weather the Storm

Sevastopol will be playing their first game against an area school Thursday night, while Kewaunee will be trying to win their second straight. Both teams are coming off victories that took four sets on Tuesday. Kewaunee faced Gibraltar and lost a set 30-28 but then won the other three 25-22, 25-21, and 25-20. That win put the Storm at 1-0 on the season. The Pioneers are also battle-tested. Since coming off a season-opening loss against Green Bay Preble, Sevastopol has downed both Clintonville in five sets and Winnebago Lutheran in four. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. on Thursday.

Pioneers Volleyball takes over Vikings

The Sevastopol High School Volleyball team now boasts a winning record after Tuesday’s win over Winnebago Lutheran in Fon Du Lac. The Pioneers won in four sets as the first was in back and forth fashion. The Pioneers held on to win 25-23. The second set was tied at nine before Sevastopol scored eight straight points and ended up winning the set 25-23. In the set to secure the sweep, it was Winnebago Lutheran who built a comfortable lead. The Vikings would hang on to win set three, 26-24. Sevastopol would dominate set four with a 25-7 victory.

The Sevastopol High School Volleyball team now boasts a winning record after Tuesday’s win over Winnebago Lutheran in Fon Du Lac. The Pioneers won in four sets as the first was in back and forth fashion. The Pioneers held on to win 25-23. The second set was tied at nine before Sevastopol scored eight straight points and ended up winning the set 25-23. In the set to secure the sweep, it was Winnebago Lutheran who built a comfortable lead. The Vikings would hang on to win set three, 26-24. Sevastopol would dominate set four with a 25-7 victory.

 

 

Stat leaders include Sam Differt with 14 kills, 5 aces, and 13 digs. Sasha Laaksonen added 13 assists and Rebekah Andreae collected 5 block kills. The Pioneers get a day to prepare for taking the team from the town over, Kewaunee, on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. in Kewaunee.

Sevastopol Volleyball looks to get to winning record

The Pioneers Volleyball team is looking to get their second straight win Tuesday when they head to Fon Du Lac on Tuesday. After holding on to beat Clintonville in five sets on March 4th, the Pioneers will head back on the road to face Winnebago Lutheran Academy in their first of three straight road games this week, and their first of four in the span of seven days. After Tuesday’s game, Sevastapol will head to Kewaunee and Gibraltar before hosting Algoma in their next home game. 

 

Sevastapol’s opponent, Winnebago Lutheran has won sets in each of their first two matchups but has yet to be on the winning end of one. The Vikings have fallen to Mayville in four sets and fallen in five sets to Waupun. The game’s start is scheduled for 7:00 P.M.