Algoma High School

Second half sparks Algoma's win

Algoma used a big second half to earn its second win of the season Monday night.


Tied at 21 at the break, the Wolves outscored NEWCHAA 32-20 in the second half to earn the 53-41 victory in Algoma. Owen Robertson led the Wolves with 16 points while Trevor Nell chipped in another 11 points, Robertson did his damage from behind the arc, drilling four three-pointers in the win. The Wolves hosted Gibraltar in their next game on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Algoma boys basketball face NEWCHAA

The Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers Athletic Association boys' basketball team continues their tour of Packerland Conference schools with a game at Algoma Monday night. 


The Wolves come into the game a week removed from their first win of the season, a 47-43 road decision over Gresham last Tuesday. NEWCHAA hosted Sevastopol over the weekend after losing to them earlier this month 100-69. Carter Zimmerman continues to be a bright spot on the team, leading the Wolves in points, rebounds and assists. (15.9/7.8/2.8).


Monday's game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Algoma boys win first game of the season

The Algoma High School boys basketball team has a tally in the win column for the first time in the 2019-2020 season. The Wolves defeated Gresham Community School, 47-43, on Tuesday night. Gresham entered the game with three wins on the year out of the Central Wisconsin Conference. Algoma returns to the court on Friday against a hot Sturgeon Bay squad, the first of three consecutive home games for the Wolves as they try to build momentum and turn around a 0-9 start.

Algoma girls scrape by Sturgeon Bay

The Algoma High School girls basketball team won a hard-fought, defensive battle at Sturgeon Bay Tuesday night, 36-31. Senior guard Chloe Spitzer led the team with 14 points, the only Algoma player in double figures. Algoma improves to 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Packerland Conference. For Sturgeon Bay, Sarah Bridenhagen led her team with 14 points and was the only scorer in double figures. Sturgeon Bay is also 5-7 overall but they have played one fewer conference game and sit at 3-4 in the Packerland.

Algoma claws back against Sevastopol

Down by five at the break, the Algoma Wolves used a 31-17 run in the second half to beat Sevastopol 46-37.


The Wolves were paced in scoring by Halle Panger with 11 points and Hanna Wiese with 10 points. They also hit two more three-point shots than the Pioneers and took 12 more free throw attempts, going 14-28 from the line. Zoe Kuehn led the Pioneers in scoring with 14 points. 

Algoma boys can't collar Peshtigo

The Algoma High School boys basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season after falling at Peshtigo, 57-41, on Friday night. The Wolves had the game’s leading scorer overall in Carter Zimmerman. His 21 points were not enough to offset the balanced attack of the Bulldogs. Luke McMahon dropped in 17 with Seth Davis chipping in 13 and Tanner Marquardt contributed eight points. Algoma’s next game is against Sevastopol. Looking at their schedule, if the Wolves fail to pick up the win against the Pioneers they may be searching for a while. Games against Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay make the middle of January a tough stretch on the calendar.

Algoma hosts alumni games

Former Wolves players will lace up their sneakers one more time this weekend in Algoma. 


The 5th Annual Alumni Basketball Game will take place tomorrow at Algoma High School starting at 1:00 p.m. Even though admission is free to the event, the games serve as a fundraiser for the Algoma Athletics Booster Club. Alumni can still sign up to play for a $20 fee. You can click on this link for more information.

Algoma-Reedsville basketball game postponed tonight (Monday)

The Algoma Wolves boys basketball team will have to wait until the New Year to play another game.  The game at Reedsville scheduled for Monday night has been postponed due to the predicted bad weather and icy road conditions.  No makeup date has been announced at this time.  The Wolves' next scheduled game is Friday night at Peshtigo.

Algoma boys still looking for first victory

The Algoma High School boys basketball team hosted Oconto Thursday night. The Wolves entered the game without a victory and Oconto had dropped their previous two contests. A losing streak was going to be snapped. Unfortunately for Algoma, it was the Blue Devils who will head into Christmas on a high note. Oconto won 65-47. Algoma’s next game is December 30th against Reedsville.

Algoma girls roll against Oconto

For the first time this season, the Algoma High School girls basketball team hit 50 points on Tuesday and it helped them to pick up their second victory of the season at Oconto. The Blue Devils had only one scorer get into double figures, Aubree Bucheger notched 13 of her team’s 29 total points. Oconto put up 13 points in the first half and was smothered again in the second, managing 16. 


Algoma had a balanced attack with three players scoring 10 or more points including Chloe Spitzer, Hanna Wiese, and Ericka Berger.

Wolves fall to Wildcats

The first win is still proving to be elusive for the Algoma boys' basketball after its setback Monday to Green Bay West. 


The Wolves lost the Wildcats 72-53, giving up 36 points in each half of play. 

Algoma boys basketball looks for first win

The Algoma Wolves boys basketball team hopes its first win of the season comes at home against Green Bay West on Monday night.


The Wolves have opened the season 0-4, including a 74-52 loss to NEW Lutheran last week. The Wildcats haven't fared much better since their season opening win against Bonduel, dropping their last three including a heartbreaking 49-48 decision to cross city rival Green Bay East last week.  The Wolves will have to lean on the scoring abilities of Carter Zimmerman (16.7 ppg) and Trevor Nell (11.7 ppg) as the Wildcats have been averaging nearly 60 points a game compared to around 46 for the Wolves.


Monday's tip time is 7:30 p.m.

Algoma boys still looking for first win

The Algoma High School boys basketball team is still searching for the right formula for a win after dropping Friday’s game at NEW Lutheran, 74-52. That comes in spite of a phenomenal 28-point effort from Carter Zimmerman. NEW Lutheran was more balanced, getting 24 from Marshal Bukowski and 15 from Tristian Lynch.


Algoma has a good chance of dialing up a victory in their next contest on Monday. Green Bay West will be coming to town with a three-game losing streak in tow. The Wildcats have given up as many as 95 points in a game during that stretch. The Wolves offense looks to get on track for the first time this year against West.

Algoma boys basketball nearly doubled up

The Algoma High School boys basketball team played their first game of the season Saturday against an opponent with game action under their belt already, and it showed. The Wolves fell to the Two Rivers Purple Raiders 73-38. Two Rivers played this past Tuesday beating Kewaunee by four. 

Against the Storm, Two Rivers had three players in double figures with Cam Daffner pacing the team at 25 points. Saturday it was Alex Klein netting 23 leading a trio of double-digit point efforts. Like plugging a leak with your finger, bottling up one gives opportunities to another. 

Algoma got off to a particularly slow start, managing 15 points in the first half. Algoma's next game is Thursday night at Gibraltar with tip at 7:30 PM.


Algoma girls rally late against Green Bay West

After struggling offensively throughout the season opener, the Algoma High School girls basketball team finally found a spark late to rally past Green Bay West. With 4:10 to go in the fourth quarter, the Wolves trailed 41-35 before going on an 11-2 run keyed by an "and one" free throw for a traditional three-point play plus two jumpers from behind the arc. 

Forward Hanna Wiese led the team with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Zimmerman had seven points. Algoma evens their record at 1-1 while Green Bay West falls to 0-3 on the season. The next game for the Wolves is against Gibraltar on Tuesday night with the tip at 7:30 PM in Algoma.


Algoma boys basketball tips off season Saturday

The Algoma High School boys team opens the season Saturday with a night game against Two Rivers. The Purple Raiders beat Kewaunee by four earlier this week while the Wolves have yet to have a contest which should give an advantage to Two Rivers. Algoma will need to contain Cam Daffner who put up 25 points against the Storm in 35 minutes of play Tuesday.

Algoma girls basketball home Saturday afternoon

Algoma High School is at home Saturday afternoon against Green Bay West. The Wolves are looking for their first win of the season after managing only 29 points on the road against Wausaukee last Friday. Green Bay West is 0-2 and has also played Wausaukee, falling 49-34 at home. West also fell to Bonduel in the opener last week.

Algoma girls basketball drops season opener

The Algoma High School girls basketball team lost their season opener at Wausaukee 40-29 on Friday night. It is an adage that is normally reserved for football about the defense being ahead of the offense early in the season but that played out in spades on the court Friday. Because of the 90-minute commute, the game began at 6 PM and there was no JV contest. Perhaps the deviations from what would be considered a normal schedule affected the offensive production for both teams. 

Algoma scored fewer than 29 points just once all of last season. Wausaukee's 40 points would have been tied for their third lowest total last season. The lack of offense was atypical for both squads. Practices began last Monday with Thanksgiving forcing a condensed schedule before the first game. Algoma does not take the court again until Saturday, November 30th.


'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.