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Sturgeon Bay High School

Clippers can't push brakes on Truckers in season finale on U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers would get the game to within single digits several times during the game, but could never get closer as they eventually lost to the Clintonville Truckers 58-39.

 

The Clippers were put in a hole early as Jack Yaeger and Sam Wegener hit their shots for the Truckers while frustrating their visitor with a defense that yielded no points in the game's first four minutes. The defensive game plan centered around stopping Calvin Richard, which appeared to work for the Truckers as the senior scored no points in the first half and just four points from the free throw line for the whole game. Danny Lodl hit some outside shots in the first half to lead the Clippers with six points as they were down 30-18 at the break.

The  Clippers would get the deficit down to single digits several times in the second half, only to see the Truckers hit tough shot after tough shot to keep the Clippers at bay. Lodl would end up the only Clipper in double digits with 10 points; Jackson Starr scored seven points, and Hayden Tracy added six. Yaeger led all scorers with 26 points, Sam Wegener chipped in 10 points, and Jonathan Scherschel and Kade Rosenow each contributed 10 points.

Head coach Zach Goblisch expressed his pride in his team after the game, pointing out the adversity they faced and the accolades they collected along the way. The Truckers will head to Brussels to take on Southern Door in the Regional Final, a game that will air on 96.7  WBDK.

 

Clippers meet Truckers in Regional Semi-Final on U-102.1 Friday

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers could set up an All-Packerland Conference showdown on Saturday if they can leave Clintonville with a win on Friday night.

 

The Clippers defeated the Menominee Indian Eagles 79-61 on Tuesday.  Twice inside the last 10 minutes of the game, the Clippers held just a single-point lead after letting double-digit leads slip away.  Free throws, and plenty of them, helped build the leads back up multiple times as the Clippers went 27 of 35 from the charity stripe. Calvin Richard led the way in scoring for the Clippers, who put up 30 points while being a perfect 8-8 at the free throw line in the second half. Jackson Star scored 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half.  

 

The Truckers split their last six games of the regular season to finish the year 16-8. Jack Yaeger leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

 

Matt Malvitz and Tim Kowols will have the call on U-102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Clippers Fight Off Eagles Comebacks to Advance 79-61 on U102.1

The final score does not tell the full story of how close the game was multiple times in the second half as Sturgeon Bay defeated the Menominee Indian Eagles 79-61 Tuesday.  Twice inside the last 10 minutes of the game, the Clippers held just a single-point lead after letting double-digit leads slip away.  Free throws, and plenty of them, helped build the leads back up multiple times as the Clippers went 27 of 35 from the charity stripe.  

 

Calvin Richard led the way in scoring for the Clippers, who put up 30 points while being a perfect 8-8 at the free throw line in the second half. Jackson Star scored 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half.  

 

The Clippers took their first win in the playoffs since 2020 and now face a matchup with #3 seed Clintonville on Friday night.

 

 

Clippers boys welcome Menominee Indian on U-102.1 Tuesday

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers boys' basketball team begins their journey to Madison from the friendly confines of their own gym on Tuesday when they welcome Menominee Indian.

 

The Clippers won five of their final seven games, including close losses to conference-leading Southern Door and Kewaunee. In their final game, Calvin Richard poured in 29 points, and Garrett Ulberg added another 11 points in a 70-61 win over NEW Lutheran. Richard and Ulberg are two of the three players averaging double figures on the season. 

 

The Eagles enter the game 3-20 on the season and are currently mired in an eight-game losing streak from January 25th. Barron Waupoose leads the way with over 11 points per game, while Kenew Awonohopay is second in scoring and leads the team in rebounds and assists. 

 

Jacob Nate and Matt Malvitz will have the call from Sturgeon Bay on U-102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the 7 p.m.

 

SBS' Lemieux captures silver at state meet

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestler Tiani Lemieux ended her sophomore campaign with a second-place finish.

 

After pinning her way to the finals, she found herself on the other side of the equation as she was pinned in the opening minute by Carley Ceshker (Badger Girls). Lemieux finishes her season 36-6 with her coaches excited for what is to come the next two years.

 

 

Photo by SBS Wrestling

 

Girls 138

Tiani LeMieux (36-6) placed 2nd and scored 24.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-6 won by fall over Brynn Ellison (Clear Lake Girls) 11-6 (Fall 0:49)

Quarterfinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-6 won by fall over Natalia Poplawski (New Berlin West/Eisen. Girls) 39-8 (Fall 0:40)

Semifinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-6 won by fall over Hailey Berg (Bonduel Girls) 26-5 (Fall 3:03)

1st Place Match - Carley Ceshker (Badger Girls) 22-0 won by fall over Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-6 (Fall 0:59)

SBS' Lemieux title match bound

The dream is still alive for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Tiani Lemieux as she heads to the title match for 138 pounds.

 

Her semifinal match was longer than her last few matches combined, but Lemieux was able to secure the pin midway through the second period to earn the finals berth.

 

2024 WIAA Individual State Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls

Girls 138

Tiani LeMieux (36-5) placed 2nd and scored 24.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-5 won by fall over Brynn Ellison (Clear Lake Girls) 11-6 (Fall 0:49)

Quarterfinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-5 won by fall over Natalia Poplawski (New Berlin West/Eisen. Girls) 39-6 (Fall 0:40)

Semifinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 36-5 won by fall over Hailey Berg (Bonduel Girls) 24-5 (Fall 3:03)

SBS' Lemieux pins her way to semifinals

Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol's Tiani Lemieux didn't need much time to advance to the semifinals of the WIAA Girls' Individual State Tournament on Thursday.

 

Lemieux pinned both of her opponents in less than 50 seconds to advance to her next matches, which will take place Friday night.

 

2024 WIAA Individual State Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls

Girls 138

Tiani LeMieux (35-5) placed 6th and scored 11.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 35-5 won by fall over Brynn Ellison (Clear Lake Girls) 11-5 (Fall 0:49)

Quarterfinal - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Girls) 35-5 won by fall over Natalia Poplawski (New Berlin West/Eisen. Girls) 37-6 (Fall 0:40)

 

Picture courtesy of SBS Wrestling

Clipper girls fall to Tomahawk in regionals

The 2023-24 season ended for the Sturgeon Bay girls’ basketball team Tuesday night, as the Clippers lost to the Tomahawk Hatchets 48-35 on the road in Division 3 WIAA state tournament regional action.

 

Despite a 24-point performance by Dasha Yeltysheva, the Clippers could not overcome a 26-18 first-half deficit.  Regan Kasten chipped in five points for Sturgeon Bay.

 

Claire Albert led Tomahawk with 18 points and the Hatchets outscored the Clippers 22-17 in the second half to come away with the win.

 

Sturgeon Bay finishes the season 4-19. 

Sturgeon Bay girls road trip to Tomahawk for WIAA opener

The Sturgeon Bay Lady Clippers hope to go the distance for a W in their opening-round matchup at Tomahawk Tuesday night.

 

The tenth-seeded Clippers have lost seven games in a row, last beating Peshtigo on January 25th. Dasha Yeltysheva has kept the Clippers in many of their games this season, averaging 14.2 ppg, with Cady Carlson and Regan Kasten each adding about six points per game. The Clippers lost to NEW Lutheran 41-28 in their last game before the tournament.

 

The Hatchets enter the tournament not much better than the Clippers with a 7-17 mark, which includes a winless run in the Great Northern Conference. They have lost three straight games, not exceeding 40 points in any of them. The Hatchets do boast balanced scoring with Freya Alberg (10.2 ppg), Claire Albert (9.4 ppg), and Khianna Vacho (9.0 ppg), all within a point of each other with their scoring average.

 

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., one hour earlier than most of the WIAA Tournament field.

Clippers boys host Kewaunee on U-102.1

The Sturgeon Bay boys' basketball team will try to continue their winning streak when they host Kewaunee on Monday night.

 

Four different Sturgeon Bay Clippers broke double figures, and two others were within a basket as they rolled past Gibraltar last Friday night in Fish Creek, 87-68. The Clippers would find their stroke later in the half and take control as Garrett Ulberg and Jackson Starr each connected on a pair of three-pointers while still causing havoc in the passing lanes against the Vikings. Thanks to Ulberg's 13 first-half points, the Clippers took a 40-29 lead into the break. Ulberg and Calvin Richard scored in double figures in the second half, while Hayden Tracy knocked down a pair of threes to extend the lead by nearly 30 points midway through the second half. Ulberg would finish the night with 23 points, Richard poured in 18 points, Starr contributed 11 points, and Tracy chipped in 10.

 

 

The Storm could not hold off Southern Door from capturing at least a share of the Packerland Conference title in an 82-61 loss last Friday. Thomas Stangel led the Storm with 21 points, followed by Braxton Riha, who had 20 in the contest. 

 

Jacob Nate and Reece Robillard will have the call on U-102.1 and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

DCU reflects on successful season

That’s a wrap on the 2023-2024 season. As the Door County United Boys close out the winter sports season, there's a whole lot to celebrate.


Wrapping up the season as an entire team at the D-2 State Championship is the biggest highlight to take from the past 14 weeks.  It isn't often that an entire team finds their way to the state competition, and this accomplishment is due by-in-large to the strong team culture the boys have developed this season.

As we end the season here’s a snapshot of the evening:
-The 200 Medley Relay (Ezra Linnan, Jack Monfils, Luke Filar, Logan Filar) swam a 1:46.26 taking 16th overall. Monfils swam his fastest 50 Breast split, breaking 28 seconds to go a 27.87.


-Monfils placed 9th overall in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.86 and later followed this performance in the 100 Breast to place 11th with a time of 1:02.17.

As a team, DCU placed 24th out of 32 with a total of 17 points. Monfils brought in 15 total points, while the relay earned an additional 2.

It was a brilliant season and there are so many huge moments to celebrate. In spite of insurmountable challenges, this team proved their strength and fortitude time and time again. 

Clippers boys shoot past Vikings on 105.1 The GOAT

Four different Sturgeon Bay Clippers broke double figures and two others were within a basket as they rolled past Gibraltar Friday night 87-68 in Fish Creek.

 

Both teams struggled to find a rhythm as the Vikings could not connect on passes, and the Clippers were not hitting their shots. The Clippers built an 11-4 lead early before the Vikings went on a 7-0 run to tie the game and would later take the lead on a couple of made shots by Braden Sitte, who would score 20 points in the frame en route to a 40-point evening to lead all scorers.

 

 

The Clippers would find their stroke later in the half and take control as Garrett Ulberg and Jackson Starr each connected on a pair of three-pointers while still causing havoc in the passing lanes against the Vikings. Thanks to Ulberg's 13 first-half points, the Clippers took a 40-29 lead into the break.

 

 

The Clippers would continue the offensive onslaught as they weathered Sitte's drives to the basket. Ulberg and Calvin Richard scored in double figures in the second half, while Hayden Tracy knocked down a pair of threes to extend the lead by nearly 30 points midway through the second half. 

 

 

Ulberg would finish the night with 23 points, Richard pouring in 18 points, Starr contributing 11 points, and Tracy chipping in 10 points. The Vikings got the deficit to below 20 points thanks to Jeffrey Mize scoring seven of his nine points late in the period and Liam Lindenberg hitting two more three-pointers to end his night with 10 points. 

 

 

The Clippers will try to extend its winning streak to three when they return home to play Kewaunee at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

The Vikings will make a road trip to Algoma to play the Wolves at 7:30 p.m. Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork beginning at 7:15 p.m. and the opening tip at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Both teams will wait patiently for Sunday when the WIAA will announce the brackets for the boys' basketball tournament.

Clippers girls drop contest to NEW Lutheran

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers girls' basketball team could not end their senior night on a happy note, losing to NEW Lutheran 41-28 at home on Thursday night.

 

Head coach Dan Tjernagel said the team played hard but struggled to score again as they found themselves down 19-12 at the break and only saw that lead grow in the second half. Dasha Yeltysheva tried to keep her team, knocking down eight of the team's 11 made field goals en route to a 16-point game. Regan Kasten scored six points and Cady Carlson added five in the loss. Yeltysheva was matched by the Blazers' Ingrid Beaumont, who was complemented by Kiley Dhein's nine points.

 

In Division 3, #10 Sturgeon Bay will travel to Tomahawk on February 20th with a chance to play Freedom in the regional semi-final. 

Clippers top Wolves

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers prevailed over the Algoma Wolves Tuesday night at home in Packerland Conference basketball. 

 

The Clippers used a balanced attack to build a six-point lead at halftime before pulling away late for the win.

 

Jackson Starr had a team-high 17 points for the Clippers, while Gannon Evers added ten more, and Danny Lodl chipped in ten.

 

Algoma was led by Parker Lischka, who had a game-high 21 points.

 

Sturgeon Bay (8-5) now goes on the road to take on Gibraltar Friday night in Fish Creek.

 

The Wolves (7-7) are off until next Monday when they host Gibraltar. 

DCU heads to Ashwaubenon for WIAA Sectionals

The Door County United swim team will try to extend their season on Saturday when the swim in the WIAA Ashwaubenon Sectional.

 

The sectional meet, which will begin at 1 p.m.,  includes Antigo, Medford, Pulaski, Rhinelander, Rice Lake Area, River Falls, and Tomahawk.

 

Below are the heat sheets for the events featuring DCU swimmers:

 

Event 2 Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay

1 Rhinelander 1:40.71 2 Ashwaubenon 1:44.03 3 Sturgeon Bay Co-op 1:47.34 4 Pulaski 1:48.52 5 Rice Lake 1:51.63 6 Tomahawk 1:52.52 7 Menomonie 1:55.74 8 River Falls 1:59.55 9 Antigo 2:01.85 10 Medford 2:12.43

 

Event 3 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle 

1 Samson Shinners JR Rhinelander 1:48.71 2 Andrew Hodek SR Ashwaubenon 1:51.92 3 Parker Bohm FR Ashwaubenon 1:57.78 4 Charlie Antonuk FR Rhinelander 1:59.77 5 Patrick Lara SR Pulaski 2:00.42 6 Brady Wallace JR Ashwaubenon 2:00.50 7 Alton Lesneski SR River Falls 2:02.44 8 Ethan Engler SR River Falls 2:02.83 9 George Atwell SO SturgeonBayCo-op 2:06.73 10 Landon Gwidt JR Pulaski 2:07.27 11 Will Gosse SO Pulaski 2:07.90 12 Dawson Behm JR Antigo 2:09.62 13 Logan Rouiller SO Medford 2:11.38 14 Ryan Rood FR Menomonie 2:11.92 15 Luke Watrud SR Rice Lake 2:12.46 16 Christopher Larson Rhinelander 2:14.02 17 Joshua Cortez Schneider FR Rice Lake 2:45.83 18 Rhys Buskerud FR Medford 2:46.82 19 Gavriel Montalvo SR Rice Lake 3:01.18

 

Event 4 Boys 200 Yard IM

1 Jack Monfils SO SturgeonBayCo-op 2:03.86 2 Shawn Denis JR Rhinelander 2:05.55 3 Alexander Smits SR Ashwaubenon 2:06.51 4 Zacha King SR Rhinelander 2:06.59 5 Dolan O JR Rhinelander 2:07.61 6 Connor Klimek SR Menomonie 2:15.56 7 Michael Rowell FR Ashwaubenon 2:19.19 8 Mason Reimann JR Medford 2:27.03 9 Patrick Reynolds FR Pulaski 2:29.80 10 Jacob Weiss SO River Falls 2:31.06 11 Bartolo Lara FR Pulaski 2:35.84 12 Nolen Ayres SO Menomonie 2:47.67 13 Eirik Erickson FR Menomonie 2:56.02 14 Corbin Steele SR Rice Lake 3:10.34 15 Brandon Mincoff SO Rice Lake

 

Event 5 Boys 50 Yard Freestyle

1 Daniel Carns JR River Falls 21.94 2 Mathias Fugle JR Rhinelander 22.80 3 Ryan Jadin JR Ashwaubenon 23.08 4 Adam Anderegg SR Rice Lake 23.09 5 Ty Wise JR River Falls 23.81 6 Logan Filar SR SturgeonBayCo-op 23.89 7 Jace Olson JR Pulaski 24.10 8 Tommy McNicoll FR Ashwaubenon 24.24 9 Carter Grasse JR Pulaski 24.66 10 Conrad Kreutzberg SO Pulaski 24.97 11 Ezra Linnan SR SturgeonBayCo-op 25.08 12 Dane DeKiep FR Tomahawk 25.09 13 Ezra Santiago JR Antigo 25.19 14 Trey Morrison SR Tomahawk 25.53 15 Rutger Busse FR Antigo 25.56 16 Dominic Hernandez SR Rice Lake 25.58 17 Bruce Peetz SO Tomahawk 25.89 18 Zach Germano JR Tomahawk 25.96 19 Jack Amelse JR Tomahawk 26.25 20 Thomas Glinski SO Pulaski 26.65 21 Garrett Tomzcyk SO Antigo 29.22 22 James Meade SR Antigo 29.50 23 Michael Preboski SR Antigo 30.58 24 Peter Montgomery JR Rice Lake 30.90 25 Reese Travis SO Medford 30.97 26 Dawson Gasek FR Medford 33.86 27 Brandon Curtis JR Medford 34.87 28 Toby Scott FR Tomahawk 37.37

 

Event 7 Boys 100 Yard Freestyle

1 Daniel Carns JR River Falls 48.68 2 Mathias Fugle JR Rhinelander 49.58 3 Samson Shinners JR Rhinelander 49.88 4 Ryan Jadin JR Ashwaubenon 50.39 5 Adam Anderegg SR Rice Lake 51.51 6 Jace Olson JR Pulaski 52.28 7 Logan Filar SR SturgeonBayCo-op 52.37 8 Tommy McNicoll FR Ashwaubenon 52.78 9 Sam Zastrow JR Tomahawk 53.19 10 Ty Wise JR River Falls 53.66 11 Carter Grasse JR Pulaski 54.45 12 Luke Filar FR SturgeonBayCo-op 56.82 13 Jacob Jondreau JR Rice Lake 56.85 14 Dominic Hernandez SR Rice Lake 57.47 15 Egan Trabant McKenna FR Antigo 59.09 16 Roger Mann SO Medford 1:04.16 17 Aiden Anderson SR Antigo 1:04.97 18 James Meade SR Antigo 1:08.87 19 Reese Travis SO Medford 1:08.95 20 Zander Reetz JR Antigo 1:12.02

 

Event 8 Boys 500 Yard Freestyle

1 Alexander Smits SR Ashwaubenon 5:01.43 2 Andrew Hodek SR Ashwaubenon 5:02.34 3 Parker Bohm FR Ashwaubenon 5:12.99 4 Brady Wallace JR Ashwaubenon 5:32.25 5 Bartolo Lara FR Pulaski 5:35.70 6 Alton Lesneski SR River Falls 5:40.84 7 Ethan Engler SR River Falls 5:43.27 8 Will Gosse SO Pulaski 5:43.58 9 Bruce Peetz SO Tomahawk 5:47.26 10 Gage Derusha FR Pulaski 5:48.10 11 Dawson Behm JR Antigo 5:50.86 12 Logan Rouiller SO Medford 5:51.97 13 Caleb Weis SR Pulaski 5:54.74 14 George Atwell SO SturgeonBayCo-op 6:03.02 15 Ryan Rood FR Menomonie 6:04.55 16 Thomas Seim SO Menomonie 6:10.42 17 Matvey Zazovskiy SO Menomonie 6:57.74 18 Gabe Handorf FR Rice Lake 7:30.29

 

Event 9 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

1 Rhinelander 1:30.53 2 River Falls 1:34.95 3 Ashwaubenon 1:35.29 4 Sturgeon Bay Co-op 1:36.90 5 Pulaski 1:38.20 6 Rice Lake 1:38.39 7 Menomonie 1:40.26 8 Tomahawk 1:42.50 9 Antigo 1:54.78 10 Medford 2:04.59

 

Event 10 Boys 100 Yard Backstroke

1 Zacha King SR Rhinelander 53.72 2 Brock Arrowood JR Rhinelander 57.72 3 Dolan O JR Rhinelander 57.94 4 Dane DeKiep FR Tomahawk 59.01 5 Judson O'Malley Rhinelander 59.02 6 Ezra Linnan SR SturgeonBayCo-op 1:00.88 7 Trey Morrison SR Tomahawk 1:01.55 8 Gavin Hall SR Menomonie 1:03.26 9 Patrick Reynolds FR Pulaski 1:04.09 10 Michael Rowell FR Ashwaubenon 1:05.01 11 Oliver Larsen SR Pulaski 1:07.56 12 Luke Filar FR SturgeonBayCo-op 1:08.03 13 Jacob Weiss SO River Falls 1:09.43 14 Thomas Seim SO Menomonie 1:09.58 15 Christopher Larson Rhinelander 1:10.96 16 Calvin Ireland SO River Falls 1:14.35 17 Garrett Tomzcyk SO Antigo 1:15.84 18 Corbin Steele SR Rice Lake 1:18.93 19 Michael Preboski SR Antigo 1:19.74 20 Dawson Gasek FR Medford 1:27.40 21 Aiden Anderson SR Antigo 1:27.93 22 Toby Scott FR Tomahawk 1:28.00 23 Brandon Curtis JR Medford 1:35.38

 

Event 11 Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke

1 Jack Monfils SO SturgeonBayCo-op 1:01.59 2 Shawn Denis JR Rhinelander 1:02.73 3 Anthony Hendrickson JR Ashwaubenon 1:04.12 4 Kai Hagen SR River Falls 1:05.23 5 Zach Germano JR Tomahawk 1:06.57 6 Patrick Lara SR Pulaski 1:08.08 7 Ashtyn Andersen JR Ashwaubenon 1:10.40 8 Joseph Hoffman SO River Falls 1:14.43 9 Jack Amelse JR Tomahawk 1:17.23 10 Egan Trabant McKenna FR Antigo 1:17.85 11 Roger Mann SO Medford 1:23.06 12 Luke Ray SO Menomonie 1:24.45 13 Nolen Ayres SO Menomonie 1:24.76 14 Jason Dennis FR Rice Lake 1:26.77 15 Daniel Witke JR Menomonie 1:28.28 16 Zander Reetz JR Antigo 1:33.30 17 Rhys Buskerud FR Medford 1:49.89

Clipper Ski and Snowboard Team Wraps Up Conference Season

As your Sturgeon Bay Clippers Ski and Snowboard team wrapped up their conference season over the past week, they were led by three Seniors who proved just how far you can come through four years of commitment and determination.  On Saturday, Senior Alpine Racer Julia Gregory had her best results, finishing 16th overall at the Ski Brule meet, including 14th and 15th place finishes in the Super G and Giant Slalom events.  Julia was a positive influence on younger members of the team throughout the season. It even proved that the team motto* was more facetious than serious by skipping the final meet of the season to focus on her coursework.  Yes, Virginia, there is still such a thing as a student-athlete!

 

Senior Ben Stephens also had some of the best meets of his career over the past week, resulting in a 16th-place finish at Ski Brule and an 18th-place finish at Snowriver on Tuesday.  Ben had outstanding Giant Slalom, and Super G runs in both meets to cap off a great career, exemplified by consistent improvement.  

 

In the snowboard competition, Senior Tristan Brilla finished 2nd in both meets to solidify his spot in 2nd place overall in the Northern Ski and Snowboard Conference and qualified to represent the Clippers at the State Championship meet at Mt. La Crosse on February 17th!  Congratulations, Tristan, on a great season and the second State berth of your storied career!  Good luck out west.

 

Three other seniors deserve honorable mention for fantastic careers, including multi-sport athlete Maddie Propsom, Xavier Jandrin, and Tori Alger.  Both Jandrin and Alger suffered non-ski-related injuries at the beginning of the season.  Alger was sorely missed on the slopes and road trips by her teammates.  Xavier returned triumphantly to the slopes in the past week, building on the myth, the legend of famous European downhiller turned high school student "Havie-air Zhandreen."

 

Snowboarder Makensie Mclain and skiers June VanLieshout and Jordis Brilla also wrapped up great seasons, and we look forward to seeing them on the slopes again next year.

 

* About that team motto (purely facetious):

SBS' Lemieux pins her way to Preble crown

Tiani Lemieux made quick work of her competition as she pinned her way to a championship at Green Bay Preble on Saturday.

 

All three of her pins were settled in the first period, two of which never reached 30 seconds. Her final win was against Southern Door's Hailey Veeser, a matchup that has traded victories during the season.

 

Green Bay Preble Girls Tournament Results for Sturgeon Bay

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Tiani LeMieux (29-4) placed 1st and scored 20.0 team points.

Round 1 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay) 29-4 won by fall over Leticia Cruz-Lopez (Green Bay West/East/Southwest) 1-13 (Fall 0:27)

Round 2 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay) 29-4 won by fall over Alydia Barrix (Mauston) 14-16 (Fall 0:15)

Round 3 - Tiani LeMieux (Sturgeon Bay) 29-4 won by fall over Hailey Veeser (Southern Door) 2-1 (Fall 1:10)

DCU takes fourth in conference meet

The DCU Boys Swim Team had a great day at the pool with a host of all-team conference swims and new hardware to bring home!

Here are the highlights:

  • A second-place finish with a season-best time of 1:47.34 in the 200 Medley Relay (Ezra Linnan, Jack Monfils, Luke Filar, Logan Filar).
  • Monfils swam his personal best 50 split at 28.08 to help with the two-second drop in time.
  • A seventh-place finish from George Atwell in his season-best time of 2:06.73 in the 200 Free. He dropped five seconds from his best earlier this past December.
  • A personal best and conference title in the 200 IM from Monfils with a time of 2:03.86, dropping two seconds from his previous best last weekend.
  • A season-best and second-place finish in the 50 Free with a time of 23.89 for Logan Filar.
  • A third-place finish and additional season best for Logan Filar in the 100 Free at 52.37, a full second under any individual 100 this season.
  • A season-best time and seventh-place finish from Atwell in the 500 Free with a time of 6:03.02. That’s 30 seconds off from the first meet this season and 10 seconds faster than his finish two weeks ago.
  • A second place finish in the 200 Free Relay (Linnan, Luke Filar, Atwell, Monfils) with a time of 1:39.05. Luke Filar swam his fastest 50 split at 25.03, and Monfils swam his fastest 50 split at 22.61 to help find their way to the podium.
  • A third-place finish and personal best in the 100 Back at 1:00.88 for Linnan, and a personal best and seventh-place finish for Luke Filar at 1:08.03. Luke Filar has dropped five seconds on his 100 back over the course of the season, and Linnan has dropped four.
  • A conference title and personal best in the 100 Breast at 1:01.59 for Monfils. That’s three seconds dropped over the course of the season.
  • A third-place finish in the 400 Free Relay (Atwell, Luke Filar, Linnan, Logan Filar) with a time of 3:49.08. Luke Filar swam his best 100 split of the season at 58.07, and Logan Filar swam his best 100 split of the season at 51.85.

Final Results:
Tied for 1:
Kiel- 112
BVC- 112
3. Two Rivers- 74
4. DCU- 69
5. Plymouth- 36
6. Berlin- 18

1st Team All-Conference Honors go to:

  • Monfils in the 200 IM
  • Monfils in the 100 Breast

2nd Team All-Conference Honors go to:

  • Linnan, Monfils, Luke Filar, and Logan Filar in the 200 Medley Relay
  • Logan Filar in the 50 Free 
  • Linnan, Luke Filar, Atwell, and Monfils in the 200 Free Relay

Clippers Defend Home Court 78-43 on U102.1

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers made quick work of the visiting Sevastopol Pioneers on Friday night, securing the home victory 78-43. Nearly half of the second half was played under a running clock. The gymnasium was packed as the Clippers were holding youth night as well, and treated the fans to a dribbling show by dozens of Clipper youth.

The only lead the Pioneers held all night was on the second possession when Lucas Delsart hit his first 3-pointer, giving them the 3-2 lead.  He would lead the way in scoring for the Pioneers, finishing the night with 14 points.  Other leading scorers for Sevastopol were Daniel Castillo with 8 points and Norman Luedtke with 7. 

 

The Clippers kept up the speed all night and pushed the ball down the court quickly, allowing them to have five players with double-digit scoring totals.  Jackson Starr would lead the way with 15, and Calvin Richard would contribute 14.  Plenty of bench players got significant playing time, including Hayden Tracy who added 13 points and the third-highest scoring total for the Clippers.

Both teams have quick turnarounds as the Clippers travel to Brussels to take on the Packerland Conference-leading Eagles on Monday.  The Pioneers will host the Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Association on Monday as well.

Clippers ski team making the most of the snow

The Clipper Ski and Snowboard team is making the most of the little snow that Mother Nature is throwing our way.  The third meet of the shortened ski and snowboard season is in the books, with accolades piling up on both sides of the hill.  At the Mt. Ashwabay meet on Tuesday, Senior Tristan Brilla executed another fantastic performance to finish in second place, but less than 3 seconds (spread out over four runs) behind first-place finisher Owen Repenshek from Rhinelander.  For those scoring at home, Brilla edged out his Hodag rival in the first meet of the season, Repenshek was a no-show at the second meet, and then Brilla came up just short of the title at Mt. Ashwabay.  With two meets remaining and a format change coming up on Saturday at Ski Brule, Tristan looks to take control of the individual standings and slide on into a state meet berth over the course of the next week.  The fourth meet of the snowboard season at Ski Brule will feature a Boardercross format rather than the standard Slalom and Giant Slalom events used on other hills.  Good luck Tristan!

 

In the girls snowboarding events, newcomer Makensie Mclain (and by newcomer, we mean that she never snowboarded before this year), has now registered 18 straight runs without missing a gate.  She will be experiencing the Boardercross format for the first time in her career on Saturday.  Keep the streak alive Makensie!

 

In the skiing events, Senior Julia Gregory led the way for the Clippers, coming in at 21st overall in the meet.  Gregory posted a season-best performance in the Super G, which is high school skiing's equivalent of the Olympic downhill event.  Way to fly, Julia!  Sophomore June Vanlieshout had her best time of the season in the Giant Slalom, and fellow Sophomore Jordis Brilla registered her best meet of the season by finishing 22nd overall, just behind her Senior mentor.  

 

Senior Ben Stephens represented the Clippers on the boy's side of the ledger with a solid performance and a top-25 finish overall.  As any Senior leader should, he also polished off a Bubbl'r, a flavored water, a Dr. Pepper, Pop Tarts, a Jimmy John's sandwich, and an AmericInn hotel breakfast, setting the pace for the rest of the team on how to make the most out of a memorable, nutritious ski team overnight trip.

 

Good luck to the Clippers as they take on the rest of the Northern High School Ski and Snowboard conference this weekend at Ski Brule and Tuesday at Snowriver Mountain Resort.

 

Pictured are L-R Top Row Coach Brian Stephens, Ben Stephens (12), Tristan Brilla (12), Makensie Mclain (11), Coach Josh VanLieshout, and L-R Bottom Row June VanLieshout (10), Julia Gregory (12), Jordis Brilla (10).

Sturgeon Bay girls singed by NEW Lutheran

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers girls' basketball had a potential win snatched from their fingertips in Green Bay Thursday night as they lost to NEW Lutheran 35-33.

 

The Clippers found themselves down by two at the break but mustered a comeback that put them ahead 33-31 late before the Blazers scored the game's final four points. 

 

Dasha Yeltysheva led all scorers with 18 points, Yarrow Goettelman contributed six points, and two others scored at least three points in the loss. Lexie Meerstein paced the Blazers with 11 points, while Ingrid Beaumont chipped in with eight points. 

Clippers' Tjernagel enjoying trip back to the bench

A return to the sidelines of the basketball court has been an enjoyable one for Sturgeon Bay girls' basketball head coach Dan Tjernagel.

 

Following his collegiate basketball career at Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he would be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame in 2017, Tjernagel coached at several levels on his way to becoming Sturgeon Bay's superintendent. He had stuck mostly to youth levels until this year when he replaced Casey Harrington as the head coach of the girls' basketball team. Under his watch, the Clippers have doubled the amount of wins they had each of the last three seasons and had several other close calls. This is despite losing one of their top players, Tori Alger, to a devastating knee injury during the team's most successful stretch of basketball since December 2019. Tjernagel says it has been great to be more forward-facing with students at the school, something he does not always have a chance to do as the superintendent.

You can listen to our full interview with Tjernagel by clicking this link. The Lady Clippers will travel to Green Bay on Thursday to face NEW Lutheran. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of the Sturgeon Bay Lady Clippers Basketball Facebook Page

Second half helps Clippers boys sail past Bulldogs

The Sturgeon Bay Clippers turned a close game at the break into an 81-60 blowout over Peshtigo on Saturday afternoon.

 

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. Will McMahon paced the Bulldogs in the loss with 20 points. 

Sturgeon Bay ski and snowboard team off and running

After a slow start due to weather conditions, your Sturgeon Bay Ski and Snowboard is off and running with the first two meets of the season occurring last week.  At the first meet, Senior Tristan Brilla led the way, winning the Christie Mountain boys snowboard competition and signaling his intention to return to the State meet in February.  Tristan finished third at Granite Peak later in the week.  Congratulations to Tristan on a great start to the 2024 snowboarding season!

 

Newcomer Mackensie Mclain has also impressed on the snowboard side of the hill in her first two meets, successfully completing 12 straight slalom and giant slalom courses to begin what is sure to be a storied high school career!

 

The Clipper Ski Team started their season in foggy conditions at Granite Peak on Thursday.  Senior Maddie Propsom and Sophomore June VanLieshout led the way for the Clippers overall with top 20 finishes, while Senior Julia Gregory also posted near team-best times in Giant Slalom and the Super G events. Sophomore Jordis Brilla looked great in her return to the slopes as well.

 

On the boys' side, the Clippers were led by Senior Ben Stephens who finished 22nd overall, including top 20 finishes in the Giant Slalom and Super G events.  

 

This week the mighty Clippers head all the way up to Bayfield County for their third meet of the season on Tuesday, and follow that up with a trip to Ski Brule this weekend.

 

Ski fast, have fun, Go Clip!

Madsen wins Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic crown

Spencer Madsen made the most of his experience in front of the home crowd as he won the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic.

 

Madsen earned his title at 144 pounds with two pins and a technical fall. Ethan Denamur (5th,165 pounds), Zak Wrobel (3rd, 175 pounds), Harrison Schartner (4th, 215 pounds), and Seth Laughlin (3rd, 285 pounds) also placed in the tournament that saw SBS finish in eighth place with 96.5 points.

 

2024 Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic Results for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol

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Nathan Sansom (1-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Wusterbarth (Oconto) 26-9 won by fall over Nathan Sansom (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 1-12 (Fall 0:45)

Cons. Round 1 - Kase Bradley (Denmark) 10-21 won by fall over Nathan Sansom (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 1-12 (Fall 0:43)

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Spencer Madsen (33-6) placed 1st and scored 27.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-6 won by tech fall over Grant Liddicoat (Denmark) 2-4 (TF-1.5 3:08 (20-5))

Semifinal - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-6 won by fall over Logan Bivens (Oshkosh West) 5-2 (Fall 3:52)

1st Place Match - Spencer Madsen (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 33-6 won by fall over Trevor Englebert (Southern Door) 27-10 (Fall 3:43)

150

Eli Bell (2-10) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Logan Hansen (Two Rivers) 13-13 won by fall over Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-10 (Fall 2:52)

Cons. Round 1 - Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-10 won by decision over Erik Kosch (Lena) 16-15 (Dec 4-1)

Cons. Semi - Will Dailey (Oshkosh West) 4-4 won by decision over Eli Bell (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 2-10 (Dec 7-1)

157

Justin Gutierrez (7-11) place is unknown and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 7-11 won by major decision over Eskander Koko (Oshkosh West) 3-2 (MD 17-7)

Quarterfinal - Braeden Athey (Bay Port) 11-3 won by fall over Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 7-11 (Fall 2:29)

Cons. Round 2 - Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 7-11 won by fall over Mitchell Zutz (Valders) 1-2 (Fall 0:45)

Cons. Semi - Miguel Vargas (Oconto) 25-15 won by fall over Justin Gutierrez (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 7-11 (Fall 2:09)

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Ethan Denamur (20-12) placed 5th and scored 17.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 20-12 won by fall over Joseph McDonald (Southern Door) 1-7 (Fall 2:25)

Quarterfinal - Calix Klimek (Bay Port) 11-7 won by fall over Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 20-12 (Fall 0:57)

Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 20-12 won by fall over Landon Ullmer (Denmark) 3-5 (Fall 4:06)

Cons. Semi - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 20-12 won by fall over Sean Krueger (Crivitz/Wausaukee) 10-12 (Fall 0:40)

5th Place Match - Ethan Denamur (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 20-12 won by fall over Ethan Hahneman (Oshkosh West) 8-3 (Fall 2:28)

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Zak Wrobel (30-8) placed 3rd and scored 16.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 30-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 30-8 won by fall over Blake Holly (Green Bay Preble) 16-14 (Fall 1:48)

Semifinal - Bryson Schmid (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 35-9 won by decision over Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 30-8 (Dec 9-3)

3rd Place Match - Zak Wrobel (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 30-8 won by major decision over Devlin Vele (Bay Port) 10-5 (MD 12-3)

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Harrison Schartner (12-15) placed 4th and scored 11.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 12-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 12-15 won in sudden victory - 1 over Kale Zimmermann (Valders) 19-17 (SV-1 2-0)

Semifinal - Chase Matthias (Two Rivers) 23-0 won by fall over Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 12-15 (Fall 2:23)

3rd Place Match - George Seegmiller (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 30-9 won by decision over Harrison Schartner (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 12-15 (Dec 5-0)

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Seth Laughlin (21-10) placed 3rd and scored 17.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 21-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 21-10 won by fall over Colten Crooks (Crivitz/Wausaukee) 13-22 (Fall 1:09)

Semifinal - Owen Schultz (Wittenberg-Birnamwood) 33-10 won by decision over Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 21-10 (Dec 3-1)

3rd Place Match - Seth Laughlin (Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol) 21-10 won by fall over Aiden Dirksen (Bay Port) 5-2 (Fall 3:40)