Sevastopol High School

Stenzel competes at state cross country

Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel was the only local runner participating in the state cross country meet on Saturday at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Stenzel put up a very good showing placing 53rd out of 149 runners in Division 3 with a time of 21:07.1. The star Sevastopol runner will be back running next year and will hope to make a return trip to state as Stenzel is just a junior.

Ploor honored with postseason award

Mya Ploor's great all-around game for Sevastopol volleyball this season earned her a spot on the All-Packerland Conference First Team. She helped lead the Pioneers to a first round upset in the Division 3 playoffs over Manitowoc Lutheran. Mya's volleyball career is now over as she will graduate in the spring. Junior Rebekah Andreae was named as an Honorable Mention.

Stenzel advances to state

Olivia Stenzel showed she is one of the best long-distance runners in the state on Saturday in the Division 3 Cross Country Sectionals at Manitowoc Lutheran. She finished in third place with a time of 19:56.1 only behind Brooklyn Luebke from Manitowoc Lutheran and Ellen Moore at Lourdes Academy. Stenzel led the girls team to a score of 251.


On the boys side, Jake Pfleiger placed in 54th place with a time of 19.05.9. The boys finished with a team score of 307.

Sevastopol volleyball season ends

Oostburg proved to be too much for the Sevastopol Pioneers volleyball team as they dropped their regional semi-final match in three straight sets.


Sevastopol lost to Oostburg 14-25, 9-25, 10-25. Three Pioneers players shined in their final match of the season with Mya Ploor and Johanna Andreae scored eight and six kills respectively while Sasha Laaksonen collected 21 assists.

Sevastopol volleyball rallies for upset

Sevastopol High School's volleyball team found itself down two sets to nothing on the road against seven seed Manitowoc Lutheran Tuesday night. The Pioneers lost the first set, 20-25, and then got thumped, 8-25, in set two. The team regrouped and ran off three consecutive hard-fought sets, 25-22, 25-23, 16-14, to pull the upset.

Mya Ploor was a catalyst in both facets of the game collecting 17 kills and 12 digs. Johanna Andreae had 8 kills as well. Sasha Laaksonen delivered 32 assists. Sevastopol returns to the court on Thursday night at #2 Oostburg. The Lady Dutch hail from the Big East Conference. They won in straight sets over Winnebago Lutheran, 25-13, 25-12, 25-16.


Young Sevastopol team looking towards 2020

Only one senior suited up for the Sevastopol football team in their final game against Wabeno/Laona on Friday. The Pioneers lost that game 54-14 which was broadcasted on 104.1 WRLU and Arthur Hocevar was the lone senior on the field as the other two, Caden Kacmarynski and Triston Beauchamp, were both hurt. With the lack of experience, Sevastopol was not able to repeat the success of 2018 when they won a state championship. Head Coach Ron Frank talks about what those three seniors have meant to the Pioneer football program.



Sevastopol started a number of sophomores the whole season and improved throughout the season. The Pioneers lost their first four games before a three-game winning streak in the middle of the season. They lost their final two contests against co-conference champion Gibraltar and another really good team in Wabeno/Laona. Coach Frank has already talked with his assistants about their plans for next season which should be an improvement on the 2019 campaign.



Sevastopol drops homecoming game on 104.1 WRLU

The Sevastopol football team played hard in front of a big homecoming crowd on Friday night against Wabeno-Laona but couldn't come up with a victory in the final game of the season. The Rebels knocked off Sevastopol 54-14 ending the Pioneers state title defense. Sevastopol's defense had a hard time stopping the dynamic running duo of Ethan Westimayer and Connor Taylor for Wabeno/Laona. They both scored four touchdowns with two of Taylor's coming on kickoff returns.


The Pioneers had a couple of big plays of their own on offense. Logan Beyer caught a 67 yard touchdown pass from Jack DeYoung who was in the game replacing the injured Triston Beauchamp. Spencer Evenson had a 35 yard touchdown run in the second half. He finished with 25 carries for 142 yards and reached the 1,000 yard mark on the season.


Sevastopol emptied the playbook for the final game of the season and they all ended in interceptions. A flea flicker in the first half was picked off. Both of Spencer Evenson's passes were intercepted in the game including a jump pass attempt down near the goal line.


Sevastopol only lined up with three seniors on the squad this season and they were all honored at halftime along with other accomplished Sevastopol senior athletes. Only one of those three suited up in the final game and that was Arthur Hocevar. Triston Beauchamp and Caden Kacmarynski were both out with injuries. 


Sevastopol Head Coach Ron Frank said in the postgame show on 104.1 WRLU that he expected his team to have growing pains this season after losing so much off of last year's state championship team. But with the Pioneers only losing three players off the team, the 2020 campaign could be a strong one.


Sevastopol's Stenzel wins Packerland individual title

Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel added another Packerland Cross Country title to her ledger Thursday afternoon at Gibraltar.


Her 20:09 performance on the 5K course led the Pioneers to a fourth place finish for the girls. Jake Pflieger ran an 18:36.29 for 10th place overall to help the boys' team earn a fourth-place finish as well.


10, Jake Pflieger 18:36.29
11, Bailey Henrickson 18:42.87
20, Josh Pflieger 19:16.31
23, Scott Andreae 19:49.42
24, Sam Abel 19:50.45



1, Olivia Stenzel SEV 20:09.60

6, Kylie Newton 21:35.17
12, Lizzy Fiscus 22:28.13
32, Rachel Wilke 24:42.96
35, Mckenzie Wiesner 25:18.88

Sevastopol plays homecoming game on 104.1 WRLU

Sevastopol football's last game this season is homecoming and you can listen to it on 104.1 WRLU. The Pioneers will be taking on Wabeno/Laona. Sevastopol is coming off a 36-14 loss to Gibraltar last week in a game that was closer than the final score indicates. It was a one-score game with six minutes left to play before the Vikings pulled away at the end. That loss ended Sevastopol's three-game winning streak.


Wabeno/Laona is coming off a 38-6 non-conference victory over Three Lakes last week. They are led by their senior running back and defensive back Ethan Westimayer. He's rushed for over 800 yards this season and picked off two passes as well.


Spencer Evenson has a chance to rush for over 1,000 yards on the season if he gains 123 yards on the ground.


Jonathan Bregman and Tim Ash will be on the call on 104.1 WRLU and The pregame show will begin at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.

Sevastopol volleyball drops match in straight sets

Sevastopol High School's volleyball team wrapped up regular season play at home against Gibraltar, falling 20-25, 17-25, 22-25.

Mya Ploor and Johanna Andreae were the big offensive threats for the Pioneers, tallying 11 kills and 6 kills respectively. Sasha Laaksonen delivered 23 assists on the night. Defensively, Sam Differt had 12 digs. 

Sevastopol returns to the court Thursday night at 6 PM against Kewaunee. It is the play-in game to reach the Conference Tournament on Saturday at Southern Door High School. Sevastopol is the nine seed so they will be on the road against the eight seed Storm. 

Sevastopol winning streak ends on 104.1 WRLU

The Sevastopol Pioneers football team had a couple of three-game winning streaks that came to an end on Friday night at Gibraltar in a game broadcasted on 104.1 WRLU and 105.1 The Viking. Sevastopol was coming into the contest winning three in a row after starting the season off 0-4. The Pioneers also had taken three in a row from their rival Gibraltar. On a cold, wet, windy night Gibraltar prevailed 36-14.


Sevastopol was able to force three Gibraltar turnovers after forcing five last week. But the Vikings were able to get enough offense from their running attack with Alex Laughlin and Luke Steebs each running for over 150 yards.


After a scoreless first quarter, Gibraltar got two touchdown runs in the second quarter from the quarterback Steebs. Sevastopol finally got on the board in the third quarter after the Pioneers recovered a fumble deep in Gibraltar territory. Spencer Evenson ran in a touchdown from five yards out. Alex Laughlin got a touchdown run for Gibraltar to extend the lead to 22-8. Triston Beauchamp brought Sevastopol back within one score with a touchdown run of this own. Gibraltar was able to seal the game with two late touchdowns to pull out a victory that probably wasn't as lopsided as the final score might indicate.


Sevastopol is now 3-5 overall on the season and 3-4 in the MONLPC. The Pioneers have a chance to get back to .500 in the conference with a home win next week against Wabeno/Laona. That game will be on 104.1 WRLU and The pregame show will begin at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.

Pioneers push through at Fameree Invitational

The Sevastopol Pioneers cross country teams were able to hold their own in their respective fields during Thursday's Russ Fameree Invitational in Luxemburg. Paced by a very fast field, Olivia Stenzel outkicked the rest of the field to take third place in the 5K race for the girls with a time of 20:04, helping the Pioneers to sixth-place finish. On the boys' side, the Pioneers took 12th place, paced by Jake Pflieger, who ran a 18:58.



1.32.12Jake Pflieger18:37.54Sevastopol

2.39.11Bailey Henrickson18:48.14Sevastopol

3.55.11Sam Abel19:18.75Sevastopol

4.63.11Scott Andreae19:30.34Sevastopol

5.72.11Noah Tomaszewski19:58.84Sevastopol

6.92.10Marcus Hayes20:57.80Sevastopol



1.3.11Olivia Stenzel20:04.52Sevastopol

2.22.11Kylie Newton21:36.75Sevastopol

3.38.12Lizzy Fiscus22:35.39Sevastopol

4.71.10Rachel Wilke24:06.48Sevastopol

5.83.11Mckenzie Wiesner25:02.51Sevastopol


Sevastopol wants fourth straight win on 104.1 WRLU

After starting the season off with four straight losses, the Sevastopol Pioneers football team has won three straight want to keep their streak going on Friday night against a conference rival. The Pioneers will travel north to Fish Creek to take on the Gibraltar Vikings. Sevastopol is coming off a 42-14 victory over Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas in a game their defense forced five turnovers. The Pioneers have to win their final two games to keep playoff hopes alive.


You can hear the Sevastopol broadcast of the game on 104.1 WRLU and The pregame show will begin at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.

Sevastopol volleyball drops match in five sets

Sevastopol High School's volleyball team came up just short against NEW Lutheran on Tuesday night. The host Pioneers lost in five sets 25-23, 17-25, 14-25, 25-18, 10-15. 

Mya Ploor was the primary offensive threat racking up 20 kills. Rebekah Andreae added 12 kills and six blocks from the front court. Sasha Laaksonen dished up 39 assists. Defensively Sam Differt had 18 digs.

Sevastopol falls to 0-6 in the Packerland Conference but the Pioneers have had a lot of success in non-conference play including a win at the Algoma Invitational earlier this year.


Forcing turnovers key to Pioneer victory

The defense forcing turnovers was the key to the Sevastopol High School football team's victory over Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas on 104.1 WRLU. It was a chilly night at Sevastopol High School and the Pioneers picked up a 42-14 victory. Caden Kacmarynski recovered a fumble in the first quarter and ran it in for a touchdown for the first turnover and score of the game. Tommy Giblin intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the first half. Alex Valdivia also intercepted a pass in the second quarter. Cesar Sandoval sealed the game in the fourth quarter with an interception for the fifth and final turnover.


Triston Beauchamp threw for two touchdowns to Spencer Evenson and also ran for one. Evenson would later run in a touchdown as well. Jack DeYoung came in at the end of the fourth quarter and threw a touchdown to Logan Beyer. 


It was the third victory in a row for the Pioneers after starting the season off 0-4. Sevastopol will try to make it four in a row next week when they travel north to Gibraltar. You can hear the Sevastopol broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and the Gibraltar call on 105.1 The Viking. Both games will be streamed on with the pregame shows starting at 6:30 PM and the kickoff at 7.


Sevastopol volleyball swept by Oconto

Sevastopol High School volleyball ran into the juggernaut that is the 2019 Oconto Blue Devils, falling in straight sets. The Pioneers were led by Mya Ploor's 12 kills and Sasha Laaksonen's 22 assists on offense. Sam Differt had 10 digs. Sevastopol put up the most fight in the second set losing 18-25. Sets one and three were identical, 13-25. 

Southern Door got the best of Oconto earlier in the week in five sets. That has been rare this season. Oconto has won over 80 percent of their matches overall and are fighting for first in the Packerland Conference.

Sevastopol goes for third straight win on 104.1 WRLU

Sevastopol will try to continue their impressive turnaround to the season on Friday when they host Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas. After losing the first four games of the season, the Pioneers have won two in a row and have a chance to make it three. Lena/STA will be making their second Door County visit in two weeks after losing at Gibraltar 38-14 last week. They come in to game with an 0-6 record. Sevastopol is now 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the MONLPC.


You can hear the game starting at 6:30 PM with the pregame show on 104.1 WRLU and at The kickoff is at 7.

Sevastopol volleyball falls in five sets

Coming off the big Algoma Invitational win last weekend, Sevastopol volleyball hoped to continue to build momentum. Unfortunately for the Pioneers, they fell in five sets Tuesday evening to Peshtigo 18-25, 26-24, 15-25, 25-19, 8-15. Sevastopol volleyball showed heart as they fought back all night before falling in the tiebreaking fifth set.

Mya Ploor was the leader offensively with 16 kills. Ploor was also a force on defense with 22 digs. Sasha Laaksonen served up 35 assists. On the front line Rebekah Andreae led the squad with eight blocks.


Sevastopol volleyball wins Algoma Invitational

Sevastopol High School varsity volleyball made a statement on Saturday winning the Algoma Invitational. The Pioneers and the host Wolves met earlier in the season with Algoma sweeping that match three sets to zero. Sevastopol got their revenge Saturday 25-23, 15-25, 26-24. The Pioneers tallied three other wins Saturday, all in straight sets. They defeated Mishicot 25-18, 25-14. Sevastopol downed Two Rivers 25-18, 25-11. The Pioneers also knocked off Reedsville 25-7, 25-14. 

Mya Ploor led the team with 39 kills, Sam Differt had 14 ace serves and Sasha Laaksonen generously served up 82 assists in the four matches. Defensively, Rebekah Andreae stood tall with 14 blocks. Sevastaopol improved to 11-7 on the season overall.


Sevastopol takes part in 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.

Sevastopol defense leads team to victory

Last week the Sevastopol High School football offense exploded for 38 points in the second half and this week it was the Pioneer defense leading them to victory. Sevastopol shut out Gillett in the first half and then had two big red zone stops in the second half. The Pioneers defeated the Tigers 16-6 in a game broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and


Sevastopol scored both of their touchdowns in the second quarter. Triston Beauchamp threw a 30 yard touchdown to Logan Beyer and an 18 yarder to Spencer Evenson on a fourth down play. They converted both of their two point conversions. Gillett finally got on the board on the first drive of the third quarter. The Tigers' freshman quarterback Derek Block ran for a touchdown.

Sevastopol mostly went to a ball-control clock-killing offense in the second half.


The Pioneers have now won two in a row after beating Wausaukee 46-34 last week. They'll go for their third straight victory next Friday when they host Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas. The game will be on 104.1 WRLU and with the pregame show starting at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.


Stenzel takes second in Bremser Invitational

Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel wanted to run fast on Thursday and almost took that mantra to a small school division win at the Jim Bremser Invitational in Mishicot.


Stenzel ran a 20:25 en route to a second place finish in the 5K race to lead the Pioneer girls to a sixth-place placing. Jake Pflieger ran a 19:03 5K to pace the Pioneer boys to an 11th place finish.



1.2.11Olivia Stenzel20:25.61Sevastopol

2.12.11Kylie Newton22:05.02Sevastopol

3.30.12Lizzy Fiscus23:30.05Sevastopol

4.57.10Rachel Wilke25:05.48Sevastopol

5.75.11Mckenzie Wiesner26:06.03Sevastopol



1.39.12Jake Pflieger19:03.39Sevastopol

2.49.11Bailey Henrickson19:39.46Sevastopol

3.53.11Sam Abel19:48.24Sevastopol

4.68.11Noah Tomaszewski20:35.68Sevastopol

5.75.11Scott Andreae20:43.79Sevastopol

6.103.10Marcus Hayes23:01.93Sevastopol

Sevastopol wants second straight win on 104.1 WRLU

Sevastopol football wants to keep the good times going after picking up their first victory last week 46-34 over Wausaukee. The Pioneers will look for their second straight win on Friday night when they travel to Gillett for a conference matchup. The Tigers, like Sevastopol earlier this season, got walloped by Florence last week by a final score of 54-6.


Sevastopol will need a similar performance from Spencer Evenson Friday that they got last week when he rushed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.


The game will be broadcast on 104.1 WRLU and at Pregame will begin at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.

Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week: Sevastopol's Olivia Stenzel

Look at the top 10 leaderboard for most cross country races featuring Sevastopol and you'll find junior Olivia Stenzel.


According to times posted to, Stenzel has not finished outside the top 10 in a regular-season meet since her first race ever at the high school level at the Chief Kahquados Invitational held at Gibraltar. Last week she finished in second place at the Bob Burzynski Cross Country Invitational on a hilly course in Valders. While the individual accolades are nice, the Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week says she enjoys being with the entire team.


Stenzel is still trying to figure out her post-high school plans, but in the meanwhile is enjoying her classes including her online American Sign Language course. She and the rest of the Sevastopol Pioneers head to Mishicot Thursday for Jim Bremser Invitational. 



Sevastopol volleyball with big night

Sevastopol volleyball won two matches on Tuesday night, both in straight sets. The Pioneers defeated Stockbridge 25-7, 25-5 and St. Thomas Aquinas 25-15, 25-12. Mya Ploor led the team with 15 kills while chipping in 5 ace serves. Madi Volkmann had eight kills. Sasha Laaksonen distributed 26 assists and Sam Differt had six ace serves. Sevastopol takes the court again on Saturday in Algoma against the Wolves, Crivitz, Mishicot, Reedsville and Two Rivers.