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Southern Door Volleyball Struggles

The Southern Door volleyball team struggled to get anything going on Saturday. The Eagles played five opponents in a tournament held at Valders and fell to all five of them. They lost to Kiel 25-14, 15-25, 7-15. The other four games only went two sets. The Eagles lost to Valders 16-25, 15-25, Manitowoc Luthern 19-25, 10-25, Winneconne 17-25, 13-25, and to Oconto 15-25, 14-25. 


Southern Door will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they travel to Oconto.


Eagles cruise past Truckers

The Southern Door Eagles got their 2020 campaign off on the right foot Friday night with a 44-7 victory at Clintonville.


Alex Daoust threw four touchdowns in the game, including two in the first half on either side of touchdown runs by Nick Baudhuin and Christian Counard. It was 30-0 before the Truckers got on the board in the second quarter on 70 plus yard scramble by Brock Smejkal. 

After a scoreless third quarter, Daoust threw another two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to send the game to a running clock. Devin Schinktgen and Marcus Marchant had a big impact on both sides of the ball, catching a touchdown pass and picking off the Trucker passes.


The Eagles host Peshtigo for their homecoming game next Friday at 7 p.m. 102.1 MORE FM will carry the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff.





Southern Door loses tight one

Southern Door’s volleyball team fell in a tight season opener as they hosted Peshtigo on Thursday night. The teams would go on to split the first four sets Peshtigo 25-18, Southern Door 25-22, Peshtigo 25-21, Southern Door 25-13. Peshtigo was able to win the deciding fifth set 17-15. Southern Door was paced by Nicole Norton and Anna Olson. Norton had 25 assists, 20 digs, 4 aces, and 1 block. Olson finished with 27 digs, 4 assists, and 4 aces. Southern Door’s next scheduled event is a tournament at Valders.


The tournament starts at 9 a.m. 

Englebert captures Southern Door's top spot in race

The Eagles did not field a full team in either race it hosted on Thursday, but Southern Door's Grant Englebert still provided a highlight.


Englebert won the boys' race with a time of 18:43 and the other members of the team all finished under 24 minutes. 


Grant Englebert 18:43

Mason Massart 20:13

Spencer Slezewski 21:27

Cody Penovich 23:08


Sanya Wienke paced the Eagles girls with 23:13 on the 5K course which was good for third place overall.


Sanya Wienke 23:13

Kaylee Griep 26:01

Stephany Massart 27:25

Alexis Massart 31:13

Southern Door meets Clintonville on the road on 102.1 MORE FM

Both the Southern Door Eagles and the Clintonville Truckers hope to start 2020 on the right foot when they meet each other for the first time as conference opponents Friday night.


The Eagles are trying to erase the memories of a 2-6 season last year and break a three-game losing streak dating back to the 2019 campaign. Returning to the team is running back Nick Baudhuin, who broke the school's rushing record with 403 yards on 37 carries in the team's 39-14 win over Crivitz. He along with quarterback Alex Daoust return as two of the team's seven seniors. The team remains young with 14 sophomores on the roster.


The Truckers make the switch from the Northeastern Conference to the Packerland Conference after not registering more than three wins in a season since 2010. A big reason is why is the offense, which has not averaged more than a touchdown a game since 2015. Seniors Brady Kasson, Nathan Morse, Ryan Wegenke, Tyler Tellock, and Brock Smejkal highlight a team that will be coached for the first time by Nick Winkler.


Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call of the game on the NEWRadioSportsNetwork and 102.1 MORE FM beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

New look Eagles ready for Peshtigo

The Southern Door Eagles volleyball team will have some familiar faces on the bench this year and we are not talking about freshmen.


The Eagles have a completely new coach staff this season, but they are all alums. Taylor Jandrin has taken the reins as the team's head coach with Alyssa Dantoin, Kelsey Pavlik, and Marissa Norton serving as assistants. The preliminary roster shows all five of the Eagles all-conference performers returning this fall including Jackie Atkins, Nicole Norton, Carissa Bartels, Kendra Dantoin, and Anna Olson. 


The Bulldogs were able to squeeze in three matches already this season thanks to a quad meet at Oconto. They were swept 2-0 in their first two matches against NEW Lutheran and Oconto before beating Valders 2-0.


Friday's match at Southern Door begins at 7 p.m.

Southern Door athletics ready to roll

Southern Door High School will help ring in the new sports year in style Thursday when it hosts two different events. It has been since March 7th since an Eagles squad competed with school shutdowns occurring the following week after a 60-59 boys basketball loss to Kohler. Since then it has been about how to get kids back to school and back to sports safely. Athletic director Korey Mallien credits Packerland Conference commissioner Mike Holtz and the principals for their hard work getting to this point.

Things will certainly look different when teams begin competing. Spectators will be limited to just two per student while athletes will be asked to mask up in most situations. Mallien says the volleyball team, which boasts a completely new coaching staff of Eagles alums, has been a gold standard.

Southern Door’s busy day begins at 4:00 p.m. when it hosts a cross country meet with Oconto and Sevastopol paying a visit before the volleyball team takes on the Peshtigo Bulldogs at 7 p.m. The football team starts its season on Friday on the road at Clintonville, a game you will be able to hear on 102.1 MORE FM. You can listen to the full interview with Korey Mallien online at under the podcasts section.

Running Returns

With the new set of metrics brought forth by the Packerland, the conference’s first cross country meet is set to take place. Sevastopol, Kewaunee, Southern Door, and Oconto will compete at Southern Door on Thursday. Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar are not competing this season. Kewaunee's girls are looking to defend their conference title while everyone is looking to overthrow the Peshtigo boys.


The conference invitational is set for Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Southern Door High School.


Southern Door approves fall sports season

An item on the Sturgeon Bay School Board meeting agenda for Wednesday may serve as a blow to high school sports on the peninsula this fall.


The third item on the operations agenda is a motion to approve the postponement of fall athletics. Southern Door voted 7-0 to follow the guidance of the Packerland Conference, which means the fall sports season is still a go but they need the COVID-19 activity level to drop to moderate or low in order to compete.


 Kewaunee and Gibraltar had discussions about their fall sports seasons during their board meetings on Monday. 


Luxemburg-Casco is continuing its fall sports seasons while following WIAA guidelines. The department has golf and cross country meets scheduled for this week.'s Champion of Champions Series: 2006 Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door Swimming

Teams closed the gap in 2006, but it was still not enough to knock off the Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door boys swim team as they won their fourth straight state title.


The team eclipsed 300 points for a second year, also outpacing Whitefish Bay for a second straight year and McFarland coming at a distant third. An all senior squad of Dennis Knipfer, Dylan Schneider, Chris Richard, and  Luke Cummings captured the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:37.50. The team also won relay titles in the 200 yard freestyle (1:28.33, 40, 1) Dylan Schneider 12 2) Dennis Knipfer 12 3) Kyle Trelka 10 4) Sam Parent 12) and 400 yard freestyle (3:10.67, 40, 1) Luke Cummings 12 2) Kyle Trelka 10 3) Sam Parent 12 4) Chris Richard 12). No individuals won their own state titles, but all competing swimmers finished no worse than 10th.


Click here to see the full results from the 2006 state swim meet's Champion of Champions Series: 2005 Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door Swimming

It was another year and another state title for the Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door Boys Swim Team in 2005.


Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door proved be even more dominate, scoring 393 points in the meet, topping Whitefish Bay by almost 150 points and Whitnall by 175 points. The meet saw the 200 freestyle team set a state record with  Luke Cummings, Sam Parent,  Kevin Campbell, and Chris Richard swimming a time of 1:26.63. Luke Cummings, Sam Parent, Kevin Campbell, and Shane Eliason would swim another state record time, this one a 3:10.44 in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The 200 yard medley relay also swam a state record time with Dennis Knipfer, Dylan Schneider, Shane Eliason, and Chris Richard posting a mark of 1:37.15. Eliason would win a third straight title in the 100 back stroke and add a championship in the 100 yard butterfly. Parent and Campbell went 1-2 in the 200 yard freestyle event while Chris Richard won the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle to add to the top podium finisher list for the team. 


Click here to see the full results from the 2005 state meet

Eagles soar for Scholar-Athlete awards

The names of the four Southern Door scholar-athlete award winners have been announced by the Packerland Conference. 


Brock Aune, Sam Dean, Jacqlin Atkins, and Kendra Dantoin earned the awards after being nominated by their principal, Steve Bousley. To be recognized, scholar-athletes must be a second-semester senior, earn at least four varsity letters during their career. and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Southern Door looks for coaches

Southern Door is hoping to fill some of its open coach vacancies before the next school year arrives.


The school's volleyball program is looking to place people in several roles, including varsity head coach, two junior varsity positions, and a middle school coach. Its boys' basketball and cross country teams are looking for assistant coaches while the dance team is looking for a varsity coach. If interested, you can apply for the jobs with the school.'s Champion of Champions Series: 1993 Southern Door Boys' Track

Led by head coach Brent Claflin, Southern Door captured one of the two all-time state track championships in the history of the county. 


Four of the Eagles' 13 individual state titles came at that year's meet held on the campus of UW-La Crosse. Terry Gustafson ran a 40.38 300M Hurdles time to capture his state title while two relays (400M Relay, 43.83 and 1600M Relay, 3:25.35) also won gold. The Eagles didn't do all of their damage on the track that year. Joe Gilson cleared 14 feet to win the state championship in pole vault.

Southern Door looks to fill out coaching staffs

Southern Door is hoping to have a pair of coaching staffs filled out by the time the teams reconvene next school year.


Last week the school announced the hiring of Josh Vandenbush as its varsity boys basketball coach. Despite Vandenbush being the program's third varsity coach in three years, the Eagles continued their streak of Packerland Conference championships. It is still in search for an assistant varsity coach.


The Southern Door volleyball is looking for a varsity head coach, a junior varsity coach, and a seventh-grade coach. Craig Kain led the Eagles to a regional final appearance last year.


The baseball team is also searching for an assistant coach.'s Champion of Champions Series: 1989 Southern Door Football

"Second time's a charm" did not apply to the 1989 Southern Door football team after winning the state title in its first attempt.


By first attempt, that means in the playoffs period, not just in the state title game. Led by future Notre Dame and NFL player Jim Flanigan, the Eagles did not fly through the air but rather on the ground. It was never more true in that fateful state championship game against Westby at Camp Randall Stadium. Flanigan rushed the ball 42 times (third-most in D4 history) for 215 yards. His 38-yard field goal is among the longest in D-4 history in the state title game and his touchdown pass to Jason Norton just added to the lore of the 17-7 win over the Norseman. En route to their first state title in football, the Eagles beat Manawa 35-6, Howards Grove 14-7 in overtime, and Poynette 17-0.  During the regular season, it won 10-7 over Luxemburg-Casco, who would go on to be the state runner-up in Division 3.'s Champion of Champions Series: 1994 Southern Door Softball

After missing out on the state tournament in 1993, the 1994 Southern Door Eagles softball team was able to find their way back and win the championship.


Led by Glen Vander Helden, the Eagles were able to shut out Dodgeville 8-0 to capture the state's top prize. Sara Tlachac brought the lumber for the tournament starting with the Eagles' first matchup against Amery. Tlachac tied a state record with four RBI in a single game on her way to a Division 2 tournament record of six RBI. She did that by playing long ball against Amery setting a single game and tournament record for home runs with two.'s Champion of Champions Series: 1992 Southern Door Softball

Southern Door has featured great softball teams in the past like last year's squad that made it to the state tournament, but the breakthrough came in 1992.


That year the Eagles won the state championship by pounding Lodi 13-5. Tanya DeBroux tied a tournament record by scoring six runs in the two-game string in Division 2.  The Eagles were led by coach Glen Vander Velden, who was also at the helm of the 1994 team that also won a state championship. That team will be featured at later this week.

Southern Door's Claflin named to AP All-State Team

There haven't been high school sports in weeks, but that is not stopping one Southern Door athlete from getting some well-deserved recognition. 


Ryan Claflin earned All-State Honorable Mention honors from the Associated Press this week, one of just 20 players in northeast Wisconsin to get the recognition.  Claflin has already earned All-State honors from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and was the Packerland Player of the Year. Before he suits up for the Green Bay Phoenix in the fall, Claflin will play in the WBCA All-Star game scheduled for Father's Day weekend.


Photo from Southern Door School District

Claflin gets All-Star nod

Southern Door's Ryan Claflin will see his high school career extended by at least one more game this summer.


The UWGB recruit and Packerland Player of the Year was selected to the Division 4 All Star-Game, playing for the white team. Claflin averaged over 22 points a game during his senior campaign. The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association hosts the All-Star Game every year from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The game will be played on June 20th. You can find Claflin's All-Star game page by clicking here.


Photo Courtesy of Southern Door School District Facebook Page



Southern Door football looks to get back to playoffs

After missing the playoffs in 2019, the Southern Door football team hopes to right last year's wrong.


The Eagles went 2-6 in contested games last year, winning contests against Crivitz and Oconto. The preliminary schedule is not yet complete.


Friday, Sep 11, 2020

Game 7:00PM Mishicot Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

Game 7:00PM Bonduel Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Clintonville Clintonville High School     

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

Game 7:00PM Peshtigo Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Oconto Oconto High School     

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Game 7:00PM Kewaunee Southern Door High School
Football Field     



Claflin captures top Packerland boys' honor for basketball

Southern Door's Ryan Claflin leads the 2019-2020 All-Packerland Conference selections for boys' basketball. 


The UW-Green Bay recruit was one of three unanimous selections, joining Kewaunee's Ryan Carmichael and Sturgeon Bay's Gunnar Tebon for the honors.




Tanor Bortolini Kewaunee 12

Marshal BukowskiNEW Lutheran11

Ryan Carmichael Kewaunee 12 -- U

Ryan Claflin Southern Door 12 -- U

Robby Pollman Sevastopol 12

Cade TackmierPeshtigo12

Gunnar Tebon Sturgeon Bay 12 -- U

Josh WollerOconto11


Alex Daoust Southern Door 11

Jake Schneider Sturgeon Bay 12

Luke Steebs Gibraltar 11

Carter Zimmerman Algoma 10


Breyden DemmithPeshtigo12

Brent Haberli Sevastopol 12

Max Hanrahan Kewaunee 12

Ben Heim Kewaunee 10

Dominic Krauel Gibraltar 12

Landon LemkePeshtigo10

Caleb MoeOconto11

Chase Peronto Algoma 12

Alex Rohr Kewaunee 11

Jason Selner Kewaunee 12

Will ShermanOconto11


Ryan Claflin Southern Door 12

Southern Door gives up late lead in regional final loss

A scoring drought bit the Southern Door High School boys’ basketball team at the worst possible time Saturday evening. With four minutes to go, the Eagles had a 59-53 lead at Kohler before the Blue Bombers rattled off the game’s last seven points to steal a victory on their home floor. In his final game at Southern Door, Ryan Claflin netted 24 points to pace the Eagles. Nate Everard added 12, but Southern Door needed just a touch of additional production from the supporting cast. Kohler was able to find that, and it proved the difference.

Eagles bowling qualifies for state

The Southern Door bowling team has more opportunity to add hardware to its collection this season. Over the weekend, the team won its third straight conference tiles and also won the sectional championship. The team is made up of Ben McDonald, Brayden LeMieux, Coach Andy Hartel, Brooke Strege, Dylan Taylor and Kameron Robinson.


The team will head to Dale’s Weston Lanes for the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin State Tournament March 6th through 8th. The co-ed team will start bowling Friday at 7 p.m. while Taylor and LeMieux will compete in the individual tourney a couple of hours earlier at 4:30 p.m.


Picture courtesy of Southern Door School District Facebook page

Coach reflects on Southern Door's state wrestling run

Below are the state wrestling results from this past weekend.  Unfortunately we didn't get the results we had hoped for.  Neither Griffin nor Grant were able to get a first round win to advance into their brackets.  Griffin was close on some takedowns but Miess proved to be a good scrambler and solid defensively.  Grant opened up the match giving up a takedown and nearfall to find himself down 5-0 in the first minute of the match.  After earning an escape he continued to battle back and tie the match 7-7 with 30 seconds remaining.  Looking to win, Grant awarded Heiden an escape but he could not get the needed takedown ending the match 7-8.


Each season the State Tournament brings a mix of emotions.  Both Griffin and Grant are juniors and at first it seems easy to say they have next year to look forward to.  Unfortunately, as we know, that isn't always the case.  Griffin had his illness, and Grant an injury that put both their seasons in jeopardy this year.  It is also easy to say "next year" if you don't know the amount of work both wrestlers put into being the best they can be "this year".  I know how hard they have worked.  It's also easy to brush off the losses if you've never had high goals.  I know both of their goals and how badly they both wanted to do better.  


After a time I'm hoping both will appreciate the opportunity they have in front of them.  The opportunity to work hard, to improve, to lead their team and to achieve their goals.  Win or lose, I appreciate having such fine young men to coach and mentor.


Thank you to all of the wrestlers, wrestling fans, parents and supporters for making it a great season.


Coach Englebert


Picture courtesy of Southern Door Wrestling Club


2020 WIAA Individual State Results for Southern Door


Griffin Slezewski (33-16) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Miess (Riverdale) 26-8 won by major decision over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-16 (MD 10-2)


Grant Englebert (37-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Heiden (Stratford) 41-11 won by decision over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-8 (Dec 8-7)