Algoma High School

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1986 Algoma Girls' Basketball

The Algoma girl's basketball team struck gold again in 1986, capturing the school's second state title in five years.

 

Playing Division C at the time, the Wolves beat Prentice 67-56 in the semifinal before escaping Madison with the gold ball in hand after narrowly defeating defending state champion Fall Creek 49-48. That happened during a time period when Fall Creek won four state titles in six years. It also came a year after Algoma came up just short in the state title game. 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2013 Algoma Girls' Basketball

The Algoma girls' basketball team from 2013 were not about to be outdone by their neighbors to the south.

 

Led by all-conference performers in Taylor Schmidt (who was also the player of the year), Anna Dier, McKenzie Mueller, Meg Ryan, and Kennedy Blahnik, the Wolves won the third state championship in their program's history a year after coming up just short two years before. The Wolves lost only twice all season long: DePere and eventual state champion Kewaunee. Taylor Schmidt led the Wolves and the Packerland Conference in scoring while also among the team's leaders in rebounds and assists. Schmidt was able to let her teammates shine in the state tournament. In a 62-39 win over previously undefeated Cuba City, Anna Dier scored 18 points while Schmidt and Kennedy Blahnik each chipped in 13 points. In its state championship win, Schmidt was held to single digits but Blahnik scored 17 and Baleigh Delorit chipped in nine last the Wolves beat Colfax 46-30. The state championship was a highlight in a series of tournament runs between 2011 and 2014. 

 

Box scores

State Semifinal vs. Cuba City

State Final vs. Colfax

 

The team would return to the Resch Center the following season, but lose in the state championship game to Cuba City 49-28. We have found video shot by DoorCountyDailyNews.com from that season below.

 

 

Algoma vs. Amherst Girls Sectional Basketball Game Winner

Algoma Girls State Basketball Runner Up Trophy and Medal Ceremony

 

 


DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1981 Algoma Girls' Basketball

There are only a few teams in the state when it comes to making the final tournament of the year than Algoma, and it all started in 1981.

 

That year, the Wolves won the state title with consecutive wins against St. Francis (34-31) and Nortland Pines (60-44).  Key to win the state title was Midge Schinderle, who has one of the top rebounding performances in tournament history. She collected 24 rebounds during the two-game span, good for 16th all-time.

 

 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2017 Algoma Girls' Track and Field

Behind the strength of its field events, the Algoma girl's track team won its first only state track title in 2017.

 

The Wolves edged Edgar High School 44-42 in the D3 scoring column thanks to several strong individual efforts. Elizabeth McClure won the high jump with a height of 5'06" while Morgan Davister and Katelyn Williams had top-five peformances in both shot put and discus. McClure also took sixth in pole vault.  The Wolves also took care of things on the track with Davister and Williams anchoring a 4 x 100M relay team that took fifth in the state with Khloe Williams and Courtney Guillette joining them on the squad. Alli Spitzer took ninth in the mile with a time of 5:24. 

 

2017 State Track Meet in LaCrosse

2017 Sectional Track Meet in Hilbert

2017 Regional Track Meet in Algoma


Algoma Baseball Senior Day: Gavin Miller

It has been our pleasure to have Gavin out for baseball.  He sets a good example of what hard work can do, especially in his training for football.  He gained a lot of strength by hitting the weights along with increased speed and agility by spending numerous hours in the Wellness Center.  It is great to have an athlete so dedicated to football come out and give baseball a try.  He has been fun to have on the team and we are hopeful Gavin is a trailblazer for other hard working athletes to take on new challenges.

Algoma Baseball Senior Day: Justin Dragosh

As a junior, Justin jumped head first into the Varsity Baseball program.  As expected, a late start did not phase Justin.  He is one of those players you wish you had one more year to work with.  Justin made so much progress and had a lot of momentum, energy, and excitement coming into his senior season.  He worked extremely hard and became one of our most coachable athletes.  Justin possess the perfect combination for an AHS baseball player; reliable, dependable, punctual, and team oriented.  The coaching staff is saddened for this loss of opportunity, but grateful for his contributions.  We expect big things for Justin in his future.


Algoma Baseball Senior Day: Bryce Duerst

Bryce came into spring with high excitement and expectations.   He planned open gyms, utilized the weight room, and worked hard in the off-season to prepare for his final season.    Bryce is the type of leader that I hope others aspire to be like.   His personality, enthusiasm, work ethic, and passion was second to none.   Bryce has certain intangibles that cannot be replaced.   

During the off-season, after working double shifts on Charter boats, Bryce would always find time to volunteer helping the Youth program on weekends as well as umpire little league games on weeknights. 

 

There is no question; Bryce will be a future leader someday.  The coaching staff could not be more proud to call Bryce our Team Captain.

Algoma's Dier wins lip sync challenge

It was not the dance Algoma alum Anna Dier thought she would win when she committed to UW-Green Bay, but she will graduate a champion nonetheless.

 

Dier upended Hailey Oskey in the first-ever Phoenix Lip-Sync Championship, outdoing the sophomore with a version of “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam that once around took viewers in and around Algoma. 

 

 

Dier and Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schlitz joined their teammates in a wrap-up version of “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical.

 

Screen Shot from Green Bay Phoenix

 

 

Algoma's Dier advances to Phoenix women's basketball lip sync finals

They say it takes a village to raise a child and that phrase can be used for the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball lip-sync championship as well.

 

Former Algoma standout Anna Dier performance of "Lean on Me" with teammates and places around the peninsula captured the win over Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz in the semifinal matchup. Schiltz performed “Old Town Road”  by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for her entry. Dier now heads to the championship round to face guard Hailey Oskey.

 

Screenshot from Green Bay women's basketball

 

 

Former Wolves star Dier lip syncs her way to Green Bay elite eight

Former Algoma Wolves standout Anna Dier is showing her lip-syncing skills are just as good as her basketball skills were as the Green Bay Phoenix women's team has some offseason fun.

 

Dier defeated Frankie Wurtz in their Sweet 16 matchup of the 2020 Green Bay Women's Basketball Lip Sync Battle. Her performance of "Joy to World" proved to be too much for Wurtz's rendition of "Do Wah Diddy Diddy." Dier will now face teammate Lyndsey Robson for a chance at an all Kewaunee County semifinal against Luxemburg-Casco alum Cassie Schiltz. People looking to support Dier can head to the Green Bay Phoenix women's basketball social media feeds.

 

Screenshot courtesy of Green Bay Athletics

 

 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1983 Algoma Baseball

Algoma's girls sports teams have carried the torch in recent years, but in 1983 its was the boys' baseball team that gave the school its state championship.

 

The Wolves beat Waunakee and then Big Foot to claim its first and only state championship not just for baseball but for boys in general. A little luck went a long way to help the Wolves get into the championship game when they battled Waunakee. Pitchers and defense got themselves out of jams, forcing Waunakee to leave 13 people on base. The Wolves were also able to take advantage of three errors by Waunakee's Tim Price, which is in WIAA record books for second-most errors by one player in a game. Algoma's John Jones is also in the record books, recording two of his three sacrifices in the tournament against Waunakee to help the Wolves face Big Foot in the championship game. 

 

The Wolves won their title game against Big Foot 9-3 thanks in part to their work on the base paths. They hit two triples and stole six bases in the game that clinched the title for Gerald Guth's team in Division B. 

 

 

Algoma prepares for second eight-man football season

Things could not have gone better for the Algoma Wolves in their first season of eight-man football.

 

The Wolves steamrolled teams with a strong running game all season long with their lone blemish coming against the eventual state champion Newman Catholic. Unless the WIAA makes some changes, it is still unlikely Algoma would make the playoffs not because of a lack of talent, but because of its higher enrollment.

 

Friday, Aug 28, 2020

  Football 8 Player: Varsity Game7:00PM Florence Algoma High School     

Friday, Sep 11, 2020

  Football 8 Player: Varsity Game7:00PM Suring Algoma High School     

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

  Football 8 Player: Varsity Game7:00PM Gibraltar Algoma High School     

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

  Football: Varsity Eight-Man Football7:00PM Away vs. Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran High School Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran High School     

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

  Football 8 Player: Varsity Game7:00PM Lena Algoma High School     

Homecoming Game

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

  Football: Varsity Game7:00PM Away vs. Sevastopol Sevastopol High School - Town Park     

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

  Football: Boys Varsity Game7:00PM Away vs. Gillett Gillett High School     

Algoma boys bounced in first round of WIAA Tournament

The Algoma High School boys’ basketball team ended their campaign with a loss at Cedar Grove-Belgium Tuesday night in the opening round of the postseason tournament. The Wolves fell, 86-47, and had only one scorer reach double figures. Carter Zimmerman’s 13 points were not enough to offset the scoring depth of Cedar Grove-Belgium.

 

Algoma wraps up their season at 2-21 overall. They failed to win a contest in conference play.

Stockbridge trips up Algoma boys in nonconference play

The Algoma High School boys’ basketball team lost a nonconference matchup Thursday night, falling to Stockbridge at home, 77-53. Guard Trevor Nell led the Wolves with 16 points, and Carter Zimmerman chipped in 13. 


Algoma’s regular season ends Friday when they travel to Sevastopol. Algoma lost to the Pioneers at home on January 7th, 87-59. 

 

Algoma girls defeated in first-round matchup

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Kohler for a first-round contest Tuesday night, losing a close matchup, 41-36. Senior guard Chloe Spitzer has been at the forefront of Algoma’s improving offensive play the past three weeks, but she was held in check by the Bombers. Spitzer finished with only four points, and Algoma had only four players tally a score. Luckily for the Wolves, Sydney Zimmerman had a game-high 21 points. 


Kohler advances in the Division Four tournament to take on second-seeded Mishicot.

 

Algoma boys lose road nonconference game

The Algoma High School boys’ basketball team fell at Reedsville Monday night, 75-61. The contest was scheduled for December originally but had to be made up due to poor weather. Algoma still has one game left outside of Packerland play against Stockbridge on the 27th. The Wolves are 2-3 nonconference and winless in the conference for the 2019-2020 campaign.


Algoma’s next game is Tuesday at Sevastopol. The Pioneers are 1-11 in the Packerland, with their only victory being against Algoma earlier in the season. That game took place on January 7th and was not particularly close. It is Algoma’s best chance of winning a conference game this year as they wrap up with Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay, who are a combined 21-4 in league play.

 

Algoma girls throttle Sturgeon Bay

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team continues to round into form at just the right time. They picked up another win Monday night, this time against Sturgeon Bay. Chloe Spitzer led Algoma with 18 points, most in the first half of an eventual 58-39 victory. Sturgeon Bay did not have a player reach double figures.


Algoma has evened their overall record at 11-11 and their conference record (8-8). The Wolves have finished their Packerland schedule and are a half game back of NEW Lutheran and Southern Door. Algoma still has a chance to finish in the top half of the conference standings, depending on results later this week. The Wolves open the postseason against Kohler in one week.

 

Algoma boys make up Reedsville game

It's been well over a month since it was originally scheduled, but Algoma will finally play Reedsville in Monday's only boys' basketball contest.

 

The Wolves hope to win their third game of the season with their only victories coming from the non-conference slate. Carter Zimmerman has been a focal point of the offense, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists (16.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.4 apg) this season. The Wolves lost their last game out, a 70-55 decision to Peshtigo. Reedsville is coming off a 20-point loss to St. Mary Catholic and are led by Brennen Dvoracheck. Similar to Zimmerman, Dvoracheck also leads his team in all offensive categories.

 

Tip is set for 7:15 p.m.

Algoma girls continue hot stretch

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team beat another team ahead of them in the Packerland standings Friday night, defeating Southern Door, 54-46. The Wolves have struggled offensively in recent weeks even as their fortunes have improved on the court. They had to turn that around after trailing 26-18 at the half. Algoma exploded for 36 in the second frame.


Senior guard Chloe Spitzer led the way with 20 points. Nicole Norton had a team-high 15 for Southern Door. Algoma has now won four straight conference games and is only a half-game back of fifth place. Southern Door is fourth in the Packerland, a game back of Gibraltar and Peshtigo.


Algoma’s next game is Monday when they host Sturgeon Bay. An Algoma win gets them back to .500 after a terribly slow start to the season. Southern Door plays at Gibraltar Monday.

 

Algoma boys can't take bite out of Peshtigo

The Algoma High School boys’ basketball team dropped a home contest Thursday night to Peshtigo, 70-55. Cade Tackmier netted 28 points with Landon Lemke notching 19 in support for the Bulldogs. Peshtigo focused on shutting down Carter Zimmerman, holding him to only eight points on the night. That opened up opportunities elsewhere on the floor with nine Wolves contributing to the scorecard. It was not enough to overcome Peshtigo’s one-two punch though.


Algoma’s next game is Monday at Reedsville which is a makeup game from earlier in the season.

 

Algoma girls find offense against Sevastopol

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team has been making a late-season run the past week but it has consisted of hard-fought defensive victories. The offense finally found a rhythm Tuesday night against Sevastopol. Characteristically for the Wolves, their offense was generated off of defense early on. Algoma allowed the Pioneers just six points in the first half and was able to transition into a balanced scoring attack. 


Three players hit double figures including Chloe Spitzer (13), Emersyn Wallace (11), and Halle Panger (10). Wallace continues to transition to being a major cog in the Wolves offense. Algoma meets Southern Door on Friday.

 

Algoma girls see win streak snapped

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team had their three-game win streak snapped Monday at Bonduel, 52-33. The Wolves struggled again offensively on the road and this time they could not keep their opponent down. Algoma managed only nine points in the second half as the Bears tightened the screws to pull away. Algoma had seven players score and no one netted more than seven points. 


Algoma has just three games left and all of them are conference matchups. They get Sevastopol on the second half of a back-to-back Tuesday.

 

Algoma girls spring upset

The Algoma High School girls' basketball team shocked Peshtigo on the road Saturday afternoon, winning 35-31 in overtime. Algoma improves to 8-10 overall and is stealthily climbing the Packerland Conference standings. Peshtigo came into the game 9-2 in league play, good for second place, so this was a surprise.

 

As you can imagine in a game where the score was 28 apiece at the end of regulation, individual stat lines weren't the prettiest. Algoma had one scorer in double figures. Senior guard Emersyn Wallace netted 13 points off of free throws and four buckets.

 

Algoma's next game is a non-conference road matchup against Bonduel (16-3 overall). The Bears had a 13-game winning streak snapped Saturday by Crivitz so they may be ornery.

 

 

Algoma boys bedeviled by Oconto

The Algoma High School boys’ basketball team could not find an answer for Oconto’s Josh Woller Friday night, falling to the Blue Devils 74-54. Woller netted a game-high 26 points and was supported by seven other Oconto scorers. That more than offset the 18 from Algoma’s Carter Zimmerman and Trevor Nell’s 13 points. 

 

Algoma’s next game is Thursday when they play host to the Peshtigo Bulldogs.

Algoma girls notch road nonconference win

The Algoma High School girls’ basketball team knocked off Gresham Community School on the road Thursday night, winning 51-31. The Wolves had stellar defense for the entire game, but particularly in the second half when Gresham was limited to 13 total points. Entering the contest Algoma was 6-10 overall while Gresham was 9-7. Gresham plays in the Central Wisconsin – North Division.


Algoma returns to Packerland play Saturday afternoon at Peshtigo. The Bulldogs currently occupy second place in the conference.