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Sevastopol High School

Sevastopol earns WIAA Award of Excellence Award

Sevastopol earned some hardware this week before any of their teams hit the road for competition.


The Pioneers were one of 39 schools to be awarded the WIAA Award of Excellence Award, which promotes and recognizes the efforts and achievements of schools in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership, and character. They joined Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Little Chute, Monona Grove, New Lisbon, and Port Washington as first-time recipients.


According the WIAA's release, they consider the following criteria when determining recipients:

  • Athletic Director maintains and updates all information in the WIAA School Directory annually.
  • Athletic Director does due diligence in striving to achieve staff compliance with all WIAA coaching requirements (i.e. rules video, exam, officials’ rankings)
  • Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with a Captain’s Club/Team Leadership Council/Etc. – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director conducted regular occurring meetings with coaches - sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director conducted at least one informational meeting with student-athletes and their parents – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Athletic director attended conference meetings – sportsmanship, ethics and/or integrity is a topic that is on the agenda and is discussed
  • Coaches and student-athletes attended a sportsmanship summit/leadership conference/etc.
  • There was school representation at one of the seven WIAA Fall Area Meetings
  • There was school representation at WIAA Annual Meeting in April
  • Athletic Director made the student body aware of sportsmanship initiatives through school assemblies, announcements, posters, etc.
  • Three or more athletic teams gave back to their school or community through volunteerism
  • Athletic director has taken the Free NFHS Sportsmanship course
  • Three or more head coaches have taken the Free NFHS Sportsmanship course
  • Athletic program had no coach ejections at any level
  • Athletic program had no coach or player assault of an official at any level
  • Athletic director nominated/submitted a boy and/or a girl for WIAA Scholar Athlete recognition (either for local or state level recognition)

NRSN's Gary Barta will interview Sevastopol athletic director Brooke Tanck on Thursday.


Players complete high school careers at Fox Valley All-Star Games

A number of local alums completed their high school careers on Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium as a part of the Fox Valley All-Star Games.


Two of those players were Sevastopol's Frankie Ash and Gibraltar/Washington Island's Sam Lindenberg. According to Tom Ash, both players hit the ball hard but ended up going 0-2 on the afternoon. Ash started and played the majority of the game at shortstop. Lindenberg started the day at second base and made his way around the diamond defensively each inning. Their team lost 5-3.


Southern Door's Charlie Neinas and Logan Jeanquart and Luxemburg-Casco's Blake Robillard also played in the games.


Picture courtesy of Tom Ash

Ten Pioneers make Packerland Conference teams

Ten Sevastopol Pioneers were honored last week with Packerland Conference honors.


Leading the way was the school's softball team, which won the regional championship and advanced all the way to the sectional semifinal.



First Team

Jolene Luedtke                          Sevastopol                               Sophomore

Kayla Ranly                               Sevastopol                               Freshman

Bailey Rikkola                           Sevastopol                               Junior


Second Team

Samantha Differt                       Sevastopol                               Senior

Naomi Rikkola                           Sevastopol                               Freshman


Honorable Mention

Libby Ash                                 Sevastopol                               Sophomore

Kristen Daubner                        Sevastopol                               Senior



Second Team

Jack deYoung                   Sevastopol                               Senior


Honorable Mention

Carter Bieri                        Sevastopol                               Senior

Frankie Ash                        Sevastopol                               Senior



Vikineers fall to Sheboygan Lutheran

Sheboygan Lutheran's Maria Zylstra was a one-girl wrecking crew as she led her team to 8-0 victory over Sevastopol/Gibraltar Thursday afternoon.


Zylstra scored six goals in the contest while Taylor Batt and Alexis Beger registered the other tallies for Sheboygan Lutheran. 


The Vikineers' season ends with a 3-11-3 record.



Pioneers softball's season ends against Edgar

The combination of five team errors and a clutch pitching performance from Edgar's Makayla Wirkus doomed the Sevastopol Pioneers softball team in their 11-0 loss in the sectional final played in Plover.


Edgar jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added another three in the third inning to put a stranglehold on the game. Libby Ash took the loss as she pitched the game's first five innings, giving up six runs (three earned) with six strikeouts. Addison Schauske pitched the final two innings, striking out four while giving up five runs (three earned). 


Wirkus pounded the strike zone with 75 percent of her 78 pitches registering as strikes. She went all seven innings without allowing a baserunner while striking out eight Pioneers.

Sevastopol softball looks to punch state ticket against Edgar

A trip to state is on the line in Steven Point Thursday afternoon when Sevastopol plays Edgar in the WIAA Sectional Final.


The Pioneers went to the brink in their Tuesday sectional final, eventually beating Laona/Wabeno 6-5 over in ten innings. Addison Schauske was the winning pitcher, going 6 innings while allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, & striking out 6. Bailey Rikkola hit 3-6 with 2 stolen bases & 2 RBIs. Jolene Luedtke went 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Kristen Daubner went 3-5 with a double & 2 RBIs. Alaina Schopf went 3-5 and Addison Schauske went 2-3 with a double.


Edgar punched their ticket to the sectional final with a 7-0 victory over Newman Catholic, which did not register a hit in the contest. After losing three straight games in early May, Edgar enters the sectional final on a nine-game winning streak.


The two teams will play at Woyak Complex in Stevens Point at 4:30 p.m.

Vikineers soccer opens tournament at Sheboygan Lutheran

The Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer team will look to extend their season Thursday afternoon when they battle Sheboygan Lutheran in their opening-round matchup.


The Vikineers (3-10) were routed by New Holstein 8-0 its last time out. They had split their two previous games. 


Sheboygan Lutheran finished its campaign 11-7, but they are playing their best soccer of the season. They have won their four five games by a margin of 22-5. 


Kick off is set for 4 p.m.

Pioneers win thriller over Laona/Wabeno in extra-innings

The Sevastopol Pioneers advanced in the WIAA softball sectional tournament Tuesday afternoon with a narrow 6-5 victory over Laona/Wabeno in ten innings.  After the Pioneers scored the first 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, Laona answered back with 1 in both the 2nd & 3rd innings. After 4 innings, Laona was leading 4-3. Laona then went up 5-3 with a solo home run after a 5th inning Pioneer pitching change that brought in Addison Schauske for Libby Ash. Jolene Luedtke led the bottom of the 5th inning off with a single to right field. Kristen Daubner singled, advancing Luedtke to 2nd base, then Alaina Schopf brought Luedtke in on a single to center field. The Pioneers were still down 5-4 but held Laona to no runs the rest of the game. In the bottom of the 7th, Luedtke singled to left field & Daubner singled to right field. Schauske gets up with 2 outs & 2 strikes & doubles on a fly ball to right field, bringing in the tying run, Luedtke. The 8th & 9th innings were scoreless, but Sevastopol loaded up the bases in the bottom of the 10th after singles by Schauske, Ash, & Naomi Rikkola. Leadoff batter, Bailey Rikkola, singled up the middle to bring in courtesy runner Johanna Andreae for the 6-5 win.

Addison Schauske was the winning pitcher, going 6 innings while allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, & striking out 6. Bailey Rikkola hit 3-6 with 2 stolen bases & 2 RBIs. Jolene Luedtke went 3-4 with 3 runs scored. Kristen Daubner went 3-5 with a double & 2 RBIs. Alaina Schopf went 3-5 and Addison Schauske went 2-3 with a double.

The Pioneers will play in Plover against Edgar on Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm with a state berth on the line.

Pioneers softball set to host Laona/Wabeno

 A sectional final berth is on the line in Insitute this evening as Sevastopol hosts Laona/Wabeno.


Libby Ash dominated from the mound and at the plate as Sevastopol won the regional title in front of its home fans last Thursday 6-1. Ash threw a one-hitter & had 6 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. Addison Schauske came in as the closer in the 7th & struck out the last 3 batters. Libby Ash hit 2-2 and Kristen Daubner hit 2-2 with a 2 RBI double. The Pioneers had 10 stolen bases between Kristen Daubner, Kayla Ranly, & Bailey Rikkola.


Wabeno/Laona enter the game 16-4 on the season and riding a 10-game winning streak. They beat Florence 9-4 to win their regional title and earn the trip to play Sevastopol in the sectional semifinal. 


The winner will play either Edgar or Newman Catholic with a chance at state on the line this Thursday at the Spud Field Woyak Complex in Stevens Point.


First pitch is 5 p.m.


Pioneers baseball blast Blazers in regional opener

The Sevastopl baseball team outhit the visiting NEW Lutheran Blazers 11-3 en route to a 7-2 win Thursday in their WIAA Tournament opener.


The Pioneers took control of the game from the first inning, plating three runs in the frame thanks to RBI hits by Cal Ellefson and Tommy Junion. The team would go on to tack on two runs in the third inning and one more in the second. Ellefson, Jack de Young, and Junion all had multiple hits the game, led by Ellefson's 3-for-3 day.


De Young did not need much help as he limited the Blazers to just two runs on two hits while striking out three. Frankie Ash closed things out in the seventh.


The Pioneers will head north to play county and conference rival Gibraltar on Tuesday. 

Sevastopol softball runs past Niagara for regional crown

Libby Ash dominated from the mound and at the plate as Sevastopol won the regional title in front of its home fans Thursday 6-1.


Ash threw a one-hitter & had 6 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. Addison Schauske came in as the closer in the 7th & struck out the last 3 batters.

Libby Ash hit 2-2 and Kristen Daubner hit 2-2 with a 2 RBI double. The Pioneers had 10 stolen bases between Kristen Daubner, Kayla Ranly, & Bailey Rikkola.

The Pioneers are regional champions & will go on to play the winner of #2 Laona Wabeno & #6 Florence on Tuesday at Sevastopol at 5 p.m. in the sectional semifinals.


Picture courtesy of Sevastopol School District

Duessler qualifies for state track meet

Sophomore Kylee Duessler is not done yet as she qualified for state in two events at Thursday's WIAA Sectional Track meet hosted by Rosholt.


Duessler qualified for the trip to LaCrosse with a third-place finish in the 100m and a personal record in the 200m that was also good for a third-place finish.


Bea Dramm missed out on joining her as she took fifth in the 3200m and sixth in the 1600m. 


200 Meters Varsity - Finals
3. 10 Kylee Duessler   27.08a Sevastopol  
200 Meters Varsity - Prelims
3. 10 Kylee Duessler   26.70a PR Sevastopol  
1600 Meters Varsity - Finals
6. 10 Bea Dramm   5:30.30a Sevastopol  
3200 Meters Varsity - Finals
5. 10 Bea Dramm   12:32.38a Sevastopol  

Pioneers softball aims for regional title against Niagara

The Sevastopol Pioneers softball team will go for their tenth win in eleven tries Thursday when they welcome Niagara for the WIAA Regional Final.


Libby Ash was the winning pitcher & Addison Schauske finished off the 10-0 win earlier this week over Goodman/Pembine. Together they allowed 1 hit & had 9 strikeouts. Kristen Daubner went 3-3, and Naomi Rikkola was a perfect 2-2 from the plate in the victory.


Niagara makes their way to Insitute after beat NEW Lutheran 10-3. They are playing their best softball of the season as they have won six of their last eight games.


First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Sevastopol baseball battles familar foe in NEW Lutheran for WIAA opener

It will be a battle of two Packerland teams Thursday as Sevastopol hosts NEW Lutheran for the WIAA Baseball Regional opener.


The Pioneers have been streaky in May, opening the month with three straight victories before dropping five straight. That includes a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Algoma last Saturday.


The Blazers swept the same Algoma team to start the month before embarking on a five-game losing streak that include a pair of doubleheader sweeps to Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door. 


The Pioneers won both games against the Blazers earlier this year by 13-3 and 3-1 scores. In game one, the Pioneers scored six runs in the first and fifth innings before earning the mercy-rule win with a single tally in the sixth inning.  Carter Bieri led the way with four RBI on a pair of hits and walks. Frankie Ash also had two RBI and two hits. Henry Bley and Eli Belli also drove in runs for the Pioneers. Ash held things in check on the mound, allowing just two earned runs (three total) and seven hits while striking out seven over five innings. Things were tighter in the second game, where each team scored once in the first and the Pioneers scored the game's only other runs in the third inning. Nick Peterson collected two of the Pioneers' five hits, while Ash's good day at the plate continued with a hit and the team's two RBI in the game. 


First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Duessler, Dramm punch tickets to Rosholt

Kylie Duessler and Bea Dramm will be rewarded for their hard work this season with a trip to the WIAA Sectional Meet in Rosholt Thursday.


Duessler will represent the school in the 200m run while Dramm will be running after a pair of runner-up performances in the 1600m and 3200m runs.


Full results

Pioneers softball welcomes Goodman/Pembine in WIAA opener

The rest is over for the Sevastopol Pioneers as Goodman/Pembine comes to Institute to open the WIAA Tournament.


The Pioneers earned the number one seed in the tournament with a 13-5 record. They shut out Sturgeon Bay 13-0 to end their season on a high note.


The Patriots are 4-11 on the season, earning their trip to Institute with a 1-0 win over Oneida Nation in the WIAA Tournament opener last Thursday.


First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

Sevastopol/Gibraltar face Two Rivers Tuesday

The Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer team heads south Tuesday to face conference opponent Two Rivers.


The Vikineers beat Roncalli 1-0 on May 16th to improve to 3-9-2 on the season. The Raiders are still looking for their first win of the season after losing to NEW Lutheran last Thursday 10-0. 


Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.

Vikineers soccer to face New Holstein in Baileys Harbor

The Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer team look to finish the season on  a winning streak when they host New Holstein in Baileys Harbor Thursday.


The Vikineers' second half goal on Monday beat Roncalli 1-0, snapping a mini two-game skid. 


The Wolves snapped a four-game winless streak (0-3-1) in resounding fashion as they beat Roncalli 10-0 last Thursday.


Thursday's game at Baileys Harbor Recreational Park will begin at 6 p.m.

Pioneers baseball fall to Clippers, host Roncalli on Tuesday

The Sevastopol Pioneers could not catch the visiting Sturgeon Bay Clippers on Monday, losing 6-1.


Gavin Fernandez got things going in the second inning when he drove in a run on a groundout. Back-to-back hits would help the Clippers take a 3-0 lead in the third inning before the Pioneers got on the board in the bottom half of the inning on a Jack de Young single. 


The Clippers would get that run back and then some in the sixth and seventh innings thanks to Kurt Meyer and Emmett combining on RBI hits for the second time in the game. 

Chris Lodl earned the win for the Clippers, allowing a run on five hits and striking out four across four innings. Jack de Young took the loss as he allowed seven hits and five runs over six innings.


The Pioneers' next opponent is Roncalli, who are 2-9 on the season and have lost their last three games.

Dramm, Duessler take track titles

Bea Dramm and Kylee Duessler continued their strong seasons at the Packerland Conference Track Championships in Brussels on Monday.


Duessler won the 100m and Dramm captured the 1600m, with the latter coming with a personal record effort. The pair also finished in the top three in another event to lead the Pioneers girls to a seventh place finish.


The Pioneers boys finished in ninth place overall with several personal records set. Marcus Hayes' personal best in the 1600m resulted in the Pioneers's best finish with fifth place honors.



100 Meters Varsity - Finals

1.10Kylee Duessler13.33aSevastopol

100 Meters Varsity - Prelims

2.10Kylee Duessler13.53aSevastopol

200 Meters Varsity - Finals

2.10Kylee Duessler27.29a PRSevastopol

200 Meters Varsity - Prelims

2.10Kylee Duessler27.86aSevastopol

14.9Ruth Wilke33.33a PRSevastopol

400 Meters Varsity - Finals

13.10Cassie Rankin1:15.03a PRSevastopol

1600 Meters Varsity - Finals

1.10Bea Dramm5:28.85a PRSevastopol

3200 Meters Varsity - Finals

3.10Bea Dramm12:35.20aSevastopol

300m Hurdles - 30" Varsity - Finals

8.9Caitlyn Hasenjager58.29a PRSevastopol

10.9Ruth Wilke1:02.14a PRSevastopol

4x100 Relay Varsity - Finals


10Kylee Duessler

12Brookyn Brauner

9Caitlyn Hasenjager

10Danica Werkheiser

55.75aSevastopol - A

Shot Put - 4kg Varsity - Finals

8.12Brookyn Brauner30-03.50Sevastopol

Shot Put - 4kg Varsity - Prelims

8.12Brookyn Brauner30-03.50Sevastopol

10.10Cassie Rankin26-10.50 PRSevastopol

Discus - 1kg Varsity - Finals

8.12Brookyn Brauner83-10 PRSevastopol

Discus - 1kg Varsity - Prelims

3.12Brookyn Brauner83-10Sevastopol

11.10Cassie Rankin72-02 PRSevastopol

18.10Marley Turner51-02Sevastopol

High Jump Varsity - Finals

3.10Danica Werkheiser4-10.00Sevastopol

10Marley TurnerNHSevastopol

Pole Vault Varsity - Finals

5.10Danica Werkheiser6-00.00Sevastopol

10.10Marley Turner5-06.00Sevastopol

10.9Ruth Wilke5-06.00Sevastopol

Long Jump Varsity - Prelims

13.9Caitlyn Hasenjager12-07.50Sevastopol

20.9Ruth Wilke11-02.00Sevastopol



100 Meters Varsity - Prelims

15.10Alex Andreae13.01a PRSevastopol

17.11Atlee Manson13.31aSevastopol

18.9Landon Frank13.79a PRSevastopol

200 Meters Varsity - Prelims

17.11Waylon Bittorf29.00a PRSevastopol

18.9Landon Frank29.68a PRSevastopol

19.11Noah Johnson29.97a PRSevastopol

400 Meters Varsity - Finals

8.9Jairus Dadam1:01.33a PRSevastopol

800 Meters Varsity - Finals

6.10Ezra Linnan2:21.18a PRSevastopol

1600 Meters Varsity - Finals

5.12Marcus Hayes5:05.79a PRSevastopol

300m Hurdles - 36" Varsity - Finals

9.12Marcus Hayes49.83a PRSevastopol

4x100 Relay Varsity - Finals


10Alex Andreae

12Owen Ensign

11Sam Sawyer

11Ben Roman

53.87aSevastopol - A

4x200 Relay Varsity - Finals


11Noah Johnson

9Landon Frank

11Waylon Bittorf

10Alexzander Genske

1:57.90aSevastopol - A

Shot Put - 12lb Varsity - Prelims

13.11Sam Sawyer30-04.50 SRSevastopol

14.10Alex Andreae30-03.50 SRSevastopol

18.12Owen Ensign27-06.50Sevastopol

Discus - 1.6kg Varsity - Prelims

18.11Sam Sawyer76-04Sevastopol

19.10Alex Andreae75-00Sevastopol

23.12Owen Ensign67-07Sevastopol

Pole Vault Varsity - Finals

10Ezra LinnanNHSevastopol

10Alexzander GenskeNHSevastopol

9Jairus DadamNHSevastopol

Long Jump Varsity - Prelims

12.11Atlee Manson15-06.00Sevastopol

16.10Alexzander Genske12-10.50Sevastopol

19.11Noah Johnson11-02.50Sevastopol

Triple Jump Varsity - Prelims

11.10Alexzander Genske29-01.00Sevastopol

12.11Atlee Manson28-08.25Sevastopol

Pioneers softball sinks Clippers

Sevastopol only needed five innings to sink Sturgeon Bay 13-0.


The Pioneers had 11 team hits led by freshman Kayla Ranly going 2-2 with 2 RBIs & senior Sam Differt going 3-3 with 2 RBIs & one double. Kristen Daubner went 2-3 with a triple. Jolene Luedtke went 2-3 with 3 RBIs. Claire Haberli went 1-2.

Libby Ash was the winning pitcher & Addison Schauske got the save. They combined for 7 strikeouts & 2 hits.

The Pioneers got the #1 seed for their division 5 sectional and will play #8 seed Pembine/Goodman @ Sevastopol next Tue May 24 at 5pm. The Pioneers are 13-5 overall & 6-2 in conference.

Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer heads south to Roncalli

The Sevastopol/Gibraltar soccer team heads south on Monday afternoon to face Roncalli.


Both teams are coming off identical 8-0 losses on Saturday with the Vikineers losing to Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah and Jets falling to Random Lake.


Kick off is set for 4:30 p.m.

Pioneers softball sweeps Algoma

The Sevastopol Pioneers softball team made the most of their two games against Algoma on Saturday, winning both of them.


GAME 1. Sevastopol 7, Algoma 3
Bailey Rikkola went a perfect 4-4 with a double and Kristen Daubner went 2-4 with 3 RBIs. Libby Ash was the winning pitcher, striking out 7 and allowing 5 hits.

GAME 2. Sevastopol 6, Algoma 1
Addison Schauske was the winning pitcher, striking out 5 and allowing 4 hits. Jolene Luedtke went 2-3. Alaina Schopf went 2-2 with a double. Naomi Rikkola went 1-1 with a triple.

Sevastopol softball wins in five innings

The Sevastopol Pioneers' softball team only needed five innings to demolish St. Thomas Aquinas/Lena 14-1.


Libby Ash was the winning pitcher with 5 hits and 8 strikeouts. The Pioneer bats were led by Jolene Luedtke going 3-3 with a home run & 4 RBIs! Alaina Schopf went 2-3 with a triple. Naomi Rikkola went 2-2 with a double & 4 RBIs.

Sevastopol, Chilton exchange blowouts

Both Sevastopol and Chilton took turns abusing pitchers and rounding the bases on Saturday with the Pioneers winning the first game 19-1 and the Tigers winning the second game 17-5.


In game one, it was a 12-run sixth inning that ultimately clinched the game for the Pioneers. Bailey Rikkola, Kayla Ranly, Claire Haberli, and Naomi Rikkola all had three hits while Jolene Luedtke at four hits. Luedtke, Naomi Rikkola, and Samantha Differt each had three RBI while Haberli, Krista Daubner, Ranly, and Bailey Rikkola had a pair driven in. Addison Schauske went the distance, giving up a single run on five hits while striking out seven.


In game two, the Tigers led 5-1 after two innings and had an eight-run fourth inning to ultimately put the game out of reach for the Pioneers despite nearly matching them hit for hit (16-15). Three errors led to only two of the 13 runs given up by Libby Ash to be earned one day after her complete game against Southern Door. Schauske came back to pitch in game two, giving up four runs by striking out another seven. Alaina Schopf drove in three of the five runs while Bailey Rikkola and Ranly brought home the other two. Ranly, Daubner, Haberli, and Schopf all had multiple hits in the game.