Algoma High School

'It's All About the Athletes' for Algoma High School's Yaeger

For Algoma High School Athletic Trainer Kim Yaeger, there’s no such thing as a typical day – and that’s the way she likes it. 
For more than a decade now, Yaeger has made her work home (one of them, anyway) in the high school’s athletic training room. She’s there for everything from taping to addressing acute issues, coming up with practice plans and covering home athletic events. No two athletes and no two days are alike. 
“I never know what will walk into my athletic training room on a daily basis,” Yaeger said. “I love working with high school athletes because they are a very motivated group. And they’re a fun group to work with! You never know what they are going to do or say. It keeps me on my toes and I like to think it helps to keep me young.”
Yaeger initially considered physical therapy but ultimately discovered it wasn’t the right career path for her. She remained interested in the medical profession and she enjoyed watching sports, so athletic training seemed like a natural next step. 
She’s also a people person. Hands down, working with people is the best part of Yaeger’s job, she said.
“I get to work with a very diverse group of people,” she said. “Whether it’s working with the doctors, my coworkers, school administration or the athletes at school, everyone brings something different to my day. So definitely, my interaction with people is the best part.”
When she’s not at the high school, Yaeger coordinates pre-participation exams for athletes at various Bellin Health clinics. It keeps her plenty busy, but not so busy that she doesn’t find time to have fun traveling and, in the summer, watching her dad race stock cars. She’s also a music lover who attends as many concerts and live music events as she can, totaling about 50 each year.
Asked how it feels to make a difference in the lives of the students she works with, Yaeger pauses, then offers an unassuming answer.
“I guess it feels pretty good,” she says. “I don’t necessarily think in those terms – I’m just doing my job the best I can, whether that is helping an athlete with an injury or just listening to them on a good or bad day. It’s all about the athletes.” 


Wolves put four on All-Conference soccer

Four Algoma Wolves soccer players were named to the All-Packerland Conference First Team this season. They were forward Riley Reinhart, midfielder Justin Dragosh, defender Brevin Robertson and goalkeeper Haakon Utesh. 

Wiese earns All-Conference

Hannah Wiese showed her talents on the front row for the Algoma volleyball team this season which earned her a spot on the All-Packerland Conference Second Team. She has a chance to make All-Conference honors next season as well as Hannah is just a junior. Seniors Sydney Zimmerman and Jacklyn Dean were named Honorable Mentions.

Dachelet leads Algoma cross country

Algoma's cross country teams were in Manitowoc on Saturday participating in the sectionals. While the Wolves didn't have any runners qualify for state, they still competed well.


The girls were led by Colleen Dachelet who finished in 37th with a time of 22.26.1. As a team the girls finished with 314.


Algoma's boys did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score. They were led by Austin Miller with a time of 19.59.5.

Algoma soccer season ends in shut-out

Algoma's soccer team could not get its offense going in its 4-0 loss to Winnebago Lutheran Thursday night.


The Wolves defense was able to slow the Vikings offense in the second half, but not before it allowed three first half goals to put them behind for good. Goalie Haakson Utesch was peppered with shots all night long, collecting 11 saves on 15 attempts.

Algoma volleyball tames the Brillion Lions

Algoma High School's volleyball team hosted a first-round matchup versus Brillion that pitted the eight seed against the nine seed in Division 3 Sectional 4. Algoma won in four sets, 25-14, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20. 

Algoma had a balanced attack. Four players had at least 10 kills in the match. Hanna Wiese and Sydney Zimmerman led the way with 17 and 15 kills. Jacklyn Dean had four aces with Chloie Spitzer and Breanne Schmidt picking up three apiece. Dean also served up 35 assists. Defensively, Hanna Wiese had 26 digs and Sydney Zimmerman had 22. 

Algoma will be on the road for the second round Thursday night at Howard's Grove. The Tigers are the one seed for Section 4.


Algoma football gets Week Nine shutout

Algoma High School's football team ended the year with a familiar result Friday night, another shutout. The Wolves defeated Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah 32-0 to finish the season with eight wins to just one loss. Algoma High School's enrollment is too big to qualify for the eight-player football postseason but the Wolves rank in the top 5 in the state according to multiple polls.

Algoma's offense didn't pour it on in Week Nine like so many contests this year. The scoring trickled in. Running back Jordan Deringer threw to Chase Peronto on a trick play in the first quarter for 49 yards and a touchdown. Deringer contributed both the touchdowns in the second quarter as well. He ran it in from 14 and 39 yards respectively. . Algoma got another TD run from Deringer in the fourth and capped the scoring off with a Brett Benesh big play.Deringer finished with 167 yards rushing total.


Algoma football wraps up season on road

Algoma High School's football team ends their first eight-player season on the road Friday night at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah. Elkhart Lake enters the contest 4-4 and features a unique mascot. It may be the only time in program history that the Algoma Wolves have had to take on a team calling themselves the Resorters. As their record would suggest, it has been an up-and-down season for Elkhart Lake but they have strung together three consecutive wins at one point. The Resorters boast an upset win over Oakfield, a state-ranked team at the time. They also played Newman Catholic tough, losing 28-14.

Algoma's only loss was to Newman Catholic and have rolled since. Last week at St. Mary Catholic the Wolves gave up the first score of the game and followed it up with 54 unanswered. At 7-1, it has been a very successful transition to eight-player football for the Wolves.

Wolves cross country finishes regular season strong

The Algoma Wolves Cross Country team ran well at Thursday's Packerland Conference meet in Fish Creek.


The boys did not have enough runners to score points, but Donnie Krumpos finished in the top 30 with a 20:20 finish. Colleen Dachelet led the way for the girls' squad with a time of 22:29 on the 5K course. 



30, Donnie Krumpos 20:20.29
31, Austin Miller 20:20.61

32, Ben Fahrenkrug 20:26.88

42, Addison Bair 23:41.72



13, Colleen Dachelet 22:29.52
24, Savanna Daul 24:10.81

29, Megan Stoller 24:35.73

45, Veronica Ramirez 26:32.18

48, Natalie Fay 27:40.81

Algoma football scores 54 unanswered in win

Algoma High School's football team gave up the first touchdown of the night at Saint Mary Catholic but answered emphatically in a 54-18 win. The Zephyrs' Logan Groebner connected with Holton Hendrickson for a nine-yard score to put Saint Mary Catholic up 6-0.

Then Algoma went to work. Jordan Deringer punched it in on the ground from 2 yards out and Brett Benesh had two scores to make it 18-6 at the end of the first quarter. Benesh caught a 38-yard TD from quarterback Carter Zimmerman and broke a 57-yard run. 

Algoma added three more touchdowns in the second quarter. Deringer ran in two with Zimmerman connecting with Benesh through the air for a second time. At half, it was 42-6. The Wolves pushed across a couple more scores  to widen the lead to 54-6 before Saint Mary Catholic collected two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand. Algoma ends the season next Friday at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah.


Algoma volleyball earns victory over Sturgeon Bay

The Algoma Wolves volleyball team won its final two sets Thursday evening to beat Sturgeon Bay 3-1.


The Wolves and Clippers were tied at one a piece thanks to scores of 25-21 and 20-25. The Wolves won the third set 25-23 in a nailbiter, only to pull away in the fourth with 25-17 set win.


Hanna Weise had four aces to go along with her eight kills. Jacklyn Dean added 18 kills and Rianna Jones registered 10. The two each had their turns distributing the balls, collecting 22 and 26 assists respectively.


Hailey DeGrave and Carley Wodack combined for 20 kills while Lauren Alger collected 29 assists in the loss for Sturgeon Bay

Algoma ties Gibraltar/Sevastopol

Algoma played Gibraltar/Sevastopol to a 2-2 tie at Algoma on Senior and Parent’s night.


Justin Dragosh scored one minute into the game, and then another one with 7 minutes left in the first half to make 2-0.  In the second half, Brady Ash for Gibraltar scored on a header off a corner kick 20 minutes into the 2nd half.  Ty Johnson scored the 2nd goal with a rocket from about 20 yards out with 16 minutes left.  Haakon Utesh had 14 saves. 

Algoma football looks to finish season strong

Algoma High School's football team is now 6-1 on the season and winners of four straight, but Head Coach Wade Vandervest says it is too soon to proclaim the program's first eight-player football season a success.


Algoma is not facing the same level of competition its last two games that it saw for homecoming against Gibraltar. The Vikings were state-ranked before being manhandled by Algoma last week. The Wolves ran for over 420 yards averaging almost 10 yards per carry as a team. The St. Mary's Zephyrs enter Friday's contest at 1-5 and next weekend's opponent, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, is 3-3. 


Wolves soccer falls to NEW

Algoma soccer played their second game in two days on Tuesday against Green Bay NEW Lutheran. This game was rained out on October 3rd and the Wolves couldn't get a home conference win. The Blazers won 6-0. Algoma was able to get four shots on goal in the game.


The Wolves have a day off Wednesday before getting right back at it on Thursday hosting Gibraltar/Sevastopol.

Algoma soccer puts down Storm

 A two-goal lead was all the Algoma Wolves needed in its 6-1 win over Kewaunee in soccer action Monday.


Zach Kirchman scored the first goal while Riley Reinhart closed the half with another score for 2 to 0 lead at the break.  In the second half, Reinhart completed his hat trick by scoring twice more. Scott Tebon and Justin Dragosh also registered goals in the Wolves victory.

Algoma runs past Gibraltar on 105.1 The Viking

Algoma's power running game proved to be too much for Gibraltar as the Wolves topped the Vikings 46-22 on 105.1 The Viking.


The two teams traded turnovers at the game's outset, but it was the Wolves that capitalized first when Brett Benesh followed his interception of Luke Steebs's first interception with a touchdown run. Steebs' second interception proved to be even more costly when Carter Zimmerman took a tipped pass for six to make 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. After Zimmerman scored a touchdown on the offensive side of the ball, the Vikings' Alex Laughlin scored on a 65-yard kickoff return. Jordan Deringer capped the first half scoring with a touchdown from 50-plus yards out to make it 30-6 at the break. Zimmerman and Deringer would each score a touchdown to start off the third quarter before the Vikings scored a pair of touchdowns on a Steebs scramble and a pass to Brandon Stillman.


The Wolves improve to 6-1 ahead of their road trip to face St. Mary Catholic. The 5-2 Vikings return to Fish Creek Friday night to face county rival Sevastopol on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.





Algoma football gears up for marquee matchup

Not only is it homecoming at Algoma High School, it's a premiere football matchup against another ranked team in eight-player football. The anticipation is palpable for the Algoma Wolves-Gibraltar Vikings tilt Friday night. Head Coach Wade Vandervest says he knows his team will answer the bell at the start of the first quarter. The question is if the team can put together a consistent 48-minute effort. In recent weeks, games have been decided by halftime so a more competitive matchup could pose problems.


The pregame starts at 6:30 with kickoff at 7 PM on 105.1 The Viking. You can also stream the game on this website using the banner at the top of the page.

Volleyball preview: Algoma Invitational

Algoma High School volleyball hosts five schools Saturday including Sevastopol. Other teams participating are Crivitz, Mishicot, Reedsville, and Two Rivers. 

Algoma has lost its last two matches in straight sets. The final score from Thursday against NEW Lutheran was 14-25, 19-25, 23-25. Sevastopol swept the Stockbridge Invitational Tuesday night defeating Stockbridge and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Algoma football spoils Sturgeon Bay homecoming

The Algoma High School football team entered Friday night playing their best football of the season, shutting out their last two opponents. Algoma did not get the goose egg against Sturgeon Bay but they coasted to a 52-10 win. Sturgeon Bay did all its scoring in the fourth quarter including a safety of backup Wolves quarterback Kaden Vardon. The Clippers touchdown was a 7-yard pass from Anthony Jennerjohn to receiver Drew Price. Price worked out of the left slot, crossing the middle of the field towards the right hash while catching the ball in stride.

Algoma has several big-play threats but Friday it was Carter Zimmerman who stole the show. #10 had five touchdown runs in the first half including scampers of 45, 35, and 20 yards. Sturgeon Bay's defense had Algoma in third-and-long situations early on but couldn't get off the field. Then things snowballed. Algoma went up 52-0 on the first play of the second half before putting things in cruise control.

Algoma fights strong in tough cross country race

The Algoma cross country teams ran good individual times during the Jim Bremser Invitational held in Mishicot Thursday afternoon.


The high effort will not be seen in the final standings as both teams finished 14th place in the small school division. The Wolves' Austin Miller led the way for the boys with a 5K time of 20:42 while Colleen Dachelet paced the girls with a time of 23:33.



1.72.9Austin Miller20:40.80Algoma

2.89.11Donnie Krumpos21:33.56Algoma

3.93.12Ben Fahrenkrug21:40.56Algoma

4.107.11Addison Bair25:35.43Algoma

5.108.11Chris Bartels26:19.80Algoma



1.31.12Colleen Dachelet23:33.99Algoma

2.34.9Savanna Daul23:41.36Algoma

3.58.9Megan Stoller25:09.65Algoma

4.94.10Veronica Ramirez28:04.66Algoma

5.95.9Danica Lemm28:11.03Algoma



Wolves volleyball fall on the road

The Algoma Wolves volleyball team came up just short in its bid to force extra games Thursday night, losing 3-0 to NEW Lutheran Thursday night.


After losing the first two games to the Blazers by scores of 25-14 and 25-19, the Wolves came back with vengeance in the third game. The ultimately could not complete the comeback, losing the third set 25-23.


The Wolves host Crivitz, Mishicot, Reedsville, Sevastopol, and Two Rivers for an invitational beginning at 9 a.m.

Hat trick spurs Algoma victory

A Riley Reinhart hat trick led the Algoma Wolves soccer team to a 4-0 win over Stockbridge Thursday. 


Reinhart netted his first goal in the first half to stake the Wolves with a 1-0 lead. Paired with an Eduardo Escalante goal, Reinhart put the game well out of reach with another two tallies in the second half.


The Wolves next play Peshtigo on the road this Monday afternoon at 4:30.

Algoma football looks to spoil Clipper homecoming

Fresh off back-to-back shutouts the Algoma Wolves travel to Sturgeon Bay to face a team that put up 38 points last week. Sturgeon Bay is 0-3 on the season but they are making noticeable improvements week-to-week. This will be a tougher test for Algoma than the Williams Bay Bulldogs provided on Saturday. Head Coach Wade Vandervest says it is important to not get caught in the hoopla of an opponent's homecoming.


Algoma defeated Sturgeon Bay in the final week of the regular season in 2018, the last 11-man football game for both programs. The final score that night was 44-0. 


Algoma dominates Williams Bay on 96.7 WBDK

Algoma had a chance to shine in front of the home fans and for anyone who couldn't attend the game on the radio. And the Wolves did not disappoint. They knocked off Williams Bay 58-0 on Saturday afternoon in a game that was broadcast on 96.7 WBDK and


Jordon Deringer was all over the field for Algoma. He scored three touchdowns in the first half and had two other touchdowns called back by penalties. Deringer also picked off a pass and recovered a fumble.


Algoma led 28-0 after the first quarter and 44-0 at the half. It became a running clock in the first half. Carter Zimmerman threw a touchdown pass to both Chase Peronto and Brett Benesh. Zimmerman also ran in a touchdown and returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a score. Williams Bay didn't have a first down until playing against Algoma's backups in the fourth quarter. Freshman Kaden Vardon capped off the game by scoring his first career touchdown.


Algoma is now 4-1 on the season and will travel to Sturgeon Bay on Friday. That game can be heard on 103.3 The Clipper and at The pregame will begin at 6:30 PM and the kickoff at 7.


Algoma soccer falls to Green Bay Preble JV

Algoma soccer jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but could not add on in its 6-1 loss to Green Bay Preble's JV team Thursday. 


Eduardo Escalante scored early for Algoma to put them up 1-0.  Preble answered with 3 in the first half.  Added 3 more in the second half.