Algoma High School

Algoma volleyball hangs on against Peshtigo

The Wolves won their sixth straight match Thursday night at Peshtigo. It wasn’t easy though. Algoma took the first two sets but had to sweat through a fifth set win to take the match. The final score was 25-22, 25-17, 23-25, 18-25, 15-9. Hanna Wiese, Rianna Jones, and Chloie Spitzer all had at least five service aces. Sydney Zimmerman led the team with 17 kills. Rianna Jones and Jacklyn had over 20 assists. Algoma’s next match is Thursday against Oconto.

Algoma blanks Gillett Friday 42-0

The Wolves cruised to an easy victory over Gillett Friday rebounding from their first loss of the year in convincing fashion, 42-0. Gillett struggled to get to 120 yards of total offense and Algoma found a fast start. The Wolves put up 20 in the first quarter and another 16 in the second to lead 36-0 at halftime. It was all on the ground for the Wolves. Quarterback Carter Zimmerman only had two passing attempts with one completion for 15 yards. Six running backs were used in committee to help replace Oliver Robertson who missed his second consecutive contest. The feature back was Jordan Derringer with 15 carries and three touchdowns.


Algoma hosts Williams Bay Saturday, a game you will hear on 96.7 WBDK and streaming on and

Algoma soccer shuts out Kewaunee

Algoma was able to solve a packed defense in the second half to top their conference rivals 6-0 Thursday.


Trevor Nell got the only score of the half on long direct kick.  2nd half things opened up more and we were able to punch some in.  Riley Reinhardt scored about one minute in the second half on long ball assist from Padrien Duerst.  Justin Dragosh hit the next one 2 minutes later on a pass from Trevor Nell.  Freshman Riley Robinson got the next one unassisted.  Brevin Robertson got number 5 on a corner kick from Trevor Nell.  The final score was by Haakon Utesh on a penalty kick.

Algoma football tries to learn from loss

The Wolves got off to a slow start last week against Newman Catholic and paid for it with their first loss of the season and their first loss in eight-man football. Head Coach Wade Vandervest said that it only took six minutes to dig a deep hole.


Vandervest says that the slow starts had been identified as an issue but it is hard to get through to young players when they're winning. Now that the team has seen how it can hurt them, Vandervest believes they are ready to learn from the Newman Catholic game. Gillett is 2-1 on the year. Their only loss was to Gibraltar in Week Two.

Algoma soccer rallies past NEW Lutheran

Algoma came back in the second half to knock off NEW Lutheran on the road Monday night, 2-1. The only goal of the first half went to NEW's Antonio Barras. His shot caromed off an Algoma defender into the back of the net from inside the box. Shortly after halftime, the Wolves tied it up. Padrein Duerst used a header to net a crossing attempt from Reily Reinhart. An unassisted Algoma goal by Justin Dragosh was the deciding score. NEW Lutheran had a golden opportunity to tie the game late on a penalty kick. The effort went off the crossbar and stayed out. Algoma goalie Haakon Utesh had 14 saves.

Algoma football suffers first eight-man loss

Algoma Head Coach Wade Vandervest said earlier in the week that Newman Catholic would be the Wolves' biggest eight-man test to date. On Friday night, Algoma fell short in answering that challenge. The Fighting Cardinals picked up a 42-12 victory on the road. Quarterback Ben Bates ran for two scores and threw for another as Newman Catholic jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead. Algoma tried to fire back in the third, scoring twice. QB Carter Zimmerman had a one-yard touchdown run before finding Chase Peronto for 50 yards. Both touchdown drives had unsuccessful two-point attempts. After three, it was 28-12. Algoma's defense couldn't slam the door shut for the entire second half though. Newman Catholic scored two more times in the fourth to round out the scoring.


Algoma was missing running back Oliver Robertson who was hurt on special teams in Week Two at Sevastopol with the game well in hand in the second half. Algoma travels to Gillett on Friday.

Algoma volleyball sweeps Sevastopol Thursday

Each set got progressively more competitive Thursday night at Algoma High School as the Wolves broomed Sevastopol 25-10, 25-14, 25-17. That may be the only positive takeaway for the Pioneers who fell to 1-6 on the season. Algoma is now 6-4, winners of five straight. Thursday's win was a true team effort. Sydney Zimmerman led the Wolves at the net with 16 kills. Captain Jacklyn Dean had 16 assists offensively to go with seven service aces. She was active on defense, picking up three blocks and 15 digs. Setter Hanna Weise had seven aces and 22 overall service points. She chipped in 10 kills offensively too. Wiese racked up 14 digs on defense. Algoma's next matchup is next Thursday against Peshtigo. 

Algoma football gears up for Newman Catholic

Head Coach Wade Vandervest believes Newman Catholic could pose the greatest challenge for Algoma this season. The Wolves are 2-0 in 2019 and have outscored their opponents by a combined 80-6. In the first three quarters of their week two matchup at Sevastopol, the Algoma defense allowed just a single first down. Sevastopol quickly tried to go to the air to move the ball. Algoma handled it with general ease but Vandervest isn't ready to say that the Wolves will react as well to Newman's air raid offense. Their quarterback, Ben Tate, is completing 73 percent of his passes this year with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

Algoma plans to counterattack the Fighting Cardinals with a creative wildcat style offense. Vandervest says Algoma developed the offense specifically for the eight-man game.


Those two athletes are Carter Zimmerman and Oliver Robertson. Robertson was injured on special teams in the second half last week. If he is unable to go Friday night, look for wingback Brett Benesh to pick up some of the slack. Benesh has 6 rushing attempts on the year for 167 yards, a 28 yard average per carry. Kick off is at 7 PM Friday night at Algoma High School.

Algoma volleyball opens conference play Thursday

Algoma volleyball is riding high coming off an undefeated effort at the Reedsville Invite last Friday. Coach Eric Dean says Algoma's main weakness is the team's lack of size. Combining that with graduations from key members of last year's squad, the result was players in new positions on the court. Volleyball teams only have one week of practice before their match so some of the gelling happened on the court, with growing pains visible. Packerland Conference play opens with the Wolves hosting Sevastopol. The Pioneers are 1-5 on the year. Of those five losses, four have been two-set sweeps. The teams have had no common opponents so far this year. First set starts Thursday at 7 PM.

Algoma volleyball undefeated in Reedsville

The Wolves came into Friday 1-4 on the year and entered the weekend at 5-4. It was a good, if long, day in Reedsville. The team boarded the bus at 6 AM and wrapped up the day late in the evening with four wins in between. Algoma swept Roncalli 25-18, 25-22 before brooming Mishicot 25-20, 25-14. The final two matches went three sets with the Wolves prevailing in each. Algoma had to scramble to nip Two Rivers 13-25, 26-24, 27-25 and fought fatigue against the Reedsville Panthers 23-25, 25-23, 25-18 to win the Reedsville Invite. Algoma has a well-deserved break, they do not return to the court until Thursday against Sevastopol.

Algoma volleyball falls to West De Pere Thursday

After a 1-3 showing at the Oconto Invitational to start the year, Algoma’s early-season struggles continued Thursday against West De Pere. The Wolves dropped the match three sets to one; 16-25, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25. It was a hard-fought contest. In Oconto, Algoma had trouble returning serves at times but those woes did not crop up again in this match. Jacklyn Dean, Hanna Weise, and Sydney Zimmerman led the way with 10 kills for Algoma. Head coach Eric Dean noted last week that the team lacks size. Algoma had only four total blocks in the game. Algoma wrapped up the week with another tournament in Reedsville on Friday.

Algoma girls hit top 10 at Chief K Invite

The Algoma girls cross country team cracked the top 10 in the Chief K Invitational Thursday afternoon in Fish Creek.


Colleen Dachelet finished just outside the top 20 individually to lead the Wolves with a 5K time of 23:02. The Algoma boys team did not have enough runners to register points but were paced by Austin Miller. In his first ever high school race, he ran a 20:27.


Algoma will return the favor next week when they host their own invitational on Tuesday.


Boys Results

1. 52. 9 Austin Miller   20:27.03 Algoma
2. 77. 11 Donnie Krumpos   21:58.96 Algoma
3. 115. 11 Addison Bair   26:30.85 Algoma
4. 117. 11 Chris Bartels   26:52.15 Algoma


Girls Results

1. 21. 12 Colleen Dachelet   23:02.11 Algoma
2. 32. 9 Natalie Fay   23:48.51 Algoma
3. 62. 9 Megan Stoller   25:59.41 Algoma
4. 67. 9 Savanna Daul   26:23.22 Algoma
5. 80. 9 Danica Lemm   27:22.99 Algoma




Algoma volleyball goes 1-3 at Oconto Invitational

The Wolves want two sets back from Thursday's action in Oconto. The Invitational was a grueling five-round affair seeing each team get a bye at some point in the evening. Coach Eric Dean says the bus trip over was a raucous and fun time. The players are friends off the court and Dean says the chemistry is palpable. That couldn't overcome moving players to different positions to fill vacancies from last year's graduating class, however. Those tweaks continued throughout the tournament stabilizing the group. They ended on a high note beating Peshtigo in three sets. Dean kept coming back to two sets he would like a do-over on.


Uneven play is to be expected early in the season and Algoma will pick up a lot of experience by the end of the week. They face off against West De Pere Thursday and another on Friday in Reedsville.


Oconto Invitational


Green Bay Southwest (L) - 22-25, 20-25

Valders (L) - 16-25, 24-26

Oconto (L) - 21-25, 8-25

Peshtigo (W) - 10-25, 25-19, 15-10

Algoma football visits Sevastopol Thursday

Algoma Head Coach Wade Vandervest is in good spirits as the Wolves prepare to travel to Sevastopol Thursday. It was a complete win for Algoma in Week One over NEW Oneida. The scoreboard read 32-0 and the stats reflect that. Algoma ran for over 300 yards on 38 attempts, averaging over eight yards a carry. NEW Oneida ran just 22 plays on offense for the entire game. Vandervest says that Algoma's run game is the key for the offense.


Sevastopol fell to open the season at Suring. The Pioneers gave up 40 points and the Eagles' workhorse back Logan Stuart racked up 345 yards on the ground with 5 touchdowns. If Algoma can duplicate those numbers they stand a good chance to be 2-0 after Thursday night.

Algoma gets shut-out in eight-man debut

First time was the charm for the Algoma Wolves as they shut out NEW Lutheran/Oneida 32-0 in its opening game in eight-man football history Friday.


Oliver Robertson and Brett Benesh combined to rush over 200 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Carter Zimmerman threw for 85 yards and ran for another 49 while contributing to two scores of his own. 


The Wolves defense held its own, limited the Blazers to just 137 yards and six first downs. They face the defending state champion Sevastopol Pioneers on Thursday in Institute. That game will be able to be heard on 104.1 WRLU.



Algoma football hosts Oneida Nation Friday

Algoma Head Coach Wade Vandervest was mostly pleased with his team's scrimmage performance last week. There are still some kinks to work out but Algoma is taking to eight-man football like a wolf to the forest. Algoma held a distinct size advantage at the line of scrimmage against the other three teams present last week which was the program's expectation. That interior size will be tested in Week One against Oneida. The Thunderhawks pound away on the ground with double tight end sets according to Vandervest:


Algoma hopes for strong fan turnout as they begin the eight-man era Friday night. Oneida finished 1-7 last year in the MONLPC- 8 Conference. Their only win was a forfeit victory.


Algoma football transitions to eight-man game

The Algoma Wolves are getting a trim on the gridiron. In 2019, they will be playing eight-man football for the first time in school history. Algoma Athletic Director Dave Robertson says he expects the team to be competitive physically and hopes that translates to the record book. Head Coach Wade Vandervest initially began thinking about the switch to eight-man five years ago. Robertson believes that will ease growing pains. From a logistical standpoint, Robertson says scheduling this year was the easiest it has ever been:



Algoma scrimmages Friday against Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay, and Sevastopol before opening the year next weekend. The Wolves do not qualify for the WIAA postseason but may still do some extra hunting. There is the potential for a Jamboree tournament after regular season play.

Ahnapee knocks off Denmark in Legion Baseball action

Jake Schneider led Ahnapee with a dominant pitching performance to a win over Denmark in Legion Baseball action on Thursday. He threw 6 innings and struck out 10 while only allowing 3 hits. Ahnapee's offense was led by Adam Gutschow and Max Bordeau who each homered. Tyler Kroll added two hits and Mitch Jackson went 3-4 with two doubles. 


Ahnapee is now 8-4 and they next play a doubleheader vs Mishicot at home Friday with game one beginning at 5:30 PM.

Legion Baseball - Ahnapee picks up a victory

Ahnapee knocked off Green Bay on Tuesday by a final score of 5-4. Charlie Neinas was the winning pitcher as he went 5 innings and Isaac Berkley picked up the save pitching the final two. Max Bordeau and Adam Gutschow hit home runs for Ahanpee. Gutschow's was a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Tanner Degrave also had two RBI's. Ahnapee is now 5-2 on the season.

Jake Schneider leads Ahnapee over Gibraltar in Legion Baseball

Jake Schneider's dominant pitching performance helped lead Ahnapee to a 4-1 victory over Gibraltar in Legion Baseball action. He struck out 10 Vikings in the game. Adam Gutschow was the hitting star of the game reaching base four times and scoring a run in the fifth inning. The fifth was when Ahnapee really took control of the game scoring three runs in the frame.

Bobbi Blahnik medals in Shot Put at state

Bobbi Blahnik launched a career-best shot put throw to gain a medal in LaCrosse on Saturday. Her throw of 41-6.5 moved her into third place in Division 3. It was also the third-best throw in Algoma High School history.

State brings back fond memories for Algoma

A team state track championship may be out of reach but Algoma still has high hopes for its three state qualifiers. Thursday was a travel day for local athletes as they compete in 20 different events this weekend at the WIAA State Track Meet in LaCrosse. Most of the athletes will begin their day at 9:30 a.m. when preliminary heats of the sprints and field events kick off. You can find heat sheets below for the events featuring local athletes.

Event 82  Girls Discus Throw Division 3
     Name                        Year School            Seed Mark           
Flight 1  Finals
  1  Sasha Wrege                   SR Belmont              107-04 
  2  Amanda Piotrowski             SR Pittsville           108-03 
  3  Julia Cederberg               SR Siren                108-10 
  4  Cecelia Rodriguez             JR St Mary's Srings     109-03 
  5  Emalee Johnsen                JR Crivitz              109-10 
  6  Jen Wendler                   SR Owen-Withee          112-03 
  7  Bobbi Blahnik                 SO Algoma               112-04 
  8  Isabelle Ostrem               SR Cochrane-FC          112-07 
Event 90  Girls Pole Vault Division 3
     Name                        Year School            Seed Mark           
Flight 1  Finals
  1  Jenny Farley                  JR Algoma              8-09.00 
  2  Courtney Quist                SO Rio                 8-09.00 
  3  Orianna Lebal                 SR Lake Holcombe       9-00.00 
  4  Madi Russell                  SO Benton Co-Op        9-00.00 
  5  Jeni Petersen                 JR Webster             9-03.00 
  6  Anastasia Klein               SR Pittsville          9-09.00 
  7  Jenna Aschbrenner             FR Marathon            9-09.00 
  8  Dalaney Eichman               JR Spencer             9-09.00 
  9  Lila Tully                    SR De Soto             9-09.00 
 10  Ayden Fleeharty               SR Kickapoo/LaFarge    9-09.00 
 11  Annabelle Abbe                SR McDonell Central    9-09.00 
 12  Addie Soda                    SR Princeton/GL       10-00.00 
 13  Hannah Zastrow                JR Spencer            10-00.00 
 14  Skylar White                  JR River Ridge        10-00.00 
 15  Raegan Sorensen               SO Unity              10-00.00 
 16  Miranda Firari                FR Dodgeland          10-03.00 
Event 94  Boys Shot Put Division 3
     Name                        Year School            Seed Mark           
Flight 1  Finals
  1  Dilan Schneider               SR Rib Lake           45-06.25 
  2  Blake Laufenberg              JR River Ridge        45-07.00 
  3  Leif Bredeson                 JR Darlington         45-08.00 
  4  Devon Lino                    SR Hurley             45-08.50 
  5  Jake Konvicka                 SR Chetek-Weyer       46-07.75 
  6  Finn Shields                  JR Elkhart Lake       46-08.00 
  7  Max Schoening                 SR Algoma             47-01.75 
  8  Garrison Treankler            JR Marathon           47-06.75 

Second inning dooms Wolves softball season

The Algoma Wolves softball team was just one bad inning away from potentially seeing a magical season continue, but instead saw it end after a 5-2 loss to Mishicot Tuesday.


The Wolves struck first with two runs in the opening frame thanks to Emersyn Wallace's RBI double and Makayla Guillette's RBI triple. 


Mishicot would answer one inning later with five run second inning spurred by a double by Taylor Weger, an error, and a single by Katie Koeppelin.


Maddie Prokash saw her Packerland Conference Player of the Year season close with a loss, surrendering five runs on six hits over six innings, striking out six.

Algoma softball with eight all-conference players

The Algoma softball team had eight players make Packerland All-Conference teams for the 2019 season led by conference player of the year Maddy Prokash. She made the first team as a pitcher. Prokash was joined on the first team by catcher Makayla Giulette and outfielder Miss Srnka. Chlole Spitzer and Emersyn Wallace were named second teamers as infielders and Hanna Weise as an outfielder. Brooklyn Hoffmann (IF) and Breanne Schmidt (OF) were named Honorable Mention players.


Zach Schmidt was the only Wolf on the baseball team to be named to an all-conference team. He made second team as a pitcher.

Maddie Prokash named Packerland Conference Player of the Year

Algoma's Maddie Prokash had a dominant year in the circle for the Wolves. She has earned the Packerland Conference Player of the Year for softball. Prokash threw seven shutouts and helped lead the Wolves to be co-conference champions. Algoma won the regional championship on Thursday shutting out Roncalli 3-0 and will take on Mishicot on the road in the sectionals on Tuesday at 5 PM.