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Sturgeon Bay High School Archives for 2020-06

Sturgeon Bay football chomping at the bit

Sturgeon Bay football coach Jim Adams doesn’t know exactly what the schedule will look, but he says the staff and players in the program are eager and rearin’ to get back on the field. This week, Adams will be meeting with school and district officials to establish guidelines on returning to play. Adams says that gives everyone time to carefully study the WIAA’s recommendations for summer activities involving contact. A player meeting is set for Thursday night. While the WIAA has not yet made a ruling on fall sports, Adams says he is most concerned with the body getting things right. He insists that participation will be strong, regardless of when the final decision is made.


Adams says the staff has developed schedules for a host of contingencies and is confident that no matter how discussions play out this week, the program is on a firm footing for the 2020 season.'s Champion of Champions Series: 2004 Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door Swimming

Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door scored even more points in the WIAA Division 2 boys swim meet to capture their second straight title in 2004. 


The squad scored 309 points, beating second place Whitefish Bay by amlost 40 points and third place Whitnall by just over 90. Its relays dominated again, winning three state titles. Those teams were the 200 yard medley relay (1:38.70 40,  1) Dennis Knipfer 10 2) Luke Cummings 10 3) Shane Eliason 11 4) Chris Richard 10), 200 yard freestyle relay (1:27.59 40, 1) Kevin Campbell 11 2) Luke Cummings 10 3) Sam Parent 10 4) Chris Richard 10), and the 400 yard freestyle (3:14.17 40 1) Dennis Knipfer 10 2) Kevin Campbell 11 3) Sam Parent 10 4) Shane Eliason 11). 


Shane Eliason repeated as state champion in the 100 yard backstoke while the rest of the team added in several top 10 performances


Click here to see the full results from the 2004 state meet's Champion of Champions Series: 2003 Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door Swimming

All dynasties have a beginning, and one just happened to start in 2003 with the Sturgeon Bay/Southern Door swimming team.


It started a streak of four straight state championships for the program. In 2003, the squad captured the title with 266 points, beating second place McFarland by 40 points and third-place Whitefish Bay by 90 points. Winning state titles was the 200 medley relay team of Mitch Dyer, Colin Adelmeyer, Jake Mauermann, Jack Pomprowitz with a time of 1:40.61, 200 freestyle relay team of Kevin Campbell, Luke Cummings, Sam Parent, Chris Richard with a time of 1:29.79, and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Adam Buhalog, Tim Kolk, Derrick O'Donnell, Patrick Croak with a time of 3:16.75.


Shane Eliason led the individuals participating in the state meet by winning the 100 yard back stroke in just over 54 seconds.


Click here to see the full results from the state meet in 2003 

Four Clippers win Athletic Achievement Award

Four Sturgeon Bay seniors earned some extra hardware before they graduated over the weekend.


In a virtual award ceremony, athletic director Todd Meikle presented the Senior Athletic Awards to Adison Benzinger (soccer, basketball, track), Jake Schneider (baseball), Katie Frank (volleyball, soccer), and Marina Jeanquart (athletic training). Sarah Bridenhagen earned special recognition for her own efforts, becoming the first Clipper to graduate as a three-sport letter winner in golf, basketball, and softball and graduate with a 4.0 GPA.