Sevastopol High School

Sevastopol Spring Sports Senior Day: Baseball

Sevastopol head baseball coach Kent Berkley will have to wait another year to manage.


Berkley left Sturgeon Bay at the end of last year for the opportunity to manage the Pioneers after the team went 3-14 in 2019. Robby Pollman and Josh Pflieger were returning all-conference performers for the team with  Jacob Pflieger, Caleb Malvitz, Arthur Hocevar and Johnny Jorns all slated to return as well. Even though his time with his seniors were short, Berkley left them with some thoughts about baseball during a recently posted spring sports tribute.

 

After graduation, Pollman will be attending St. Norbert and studying Business. Josh Pflieger will attend UW-Platteville to study Computer Science. Jacob Pflieger will be attending UW-Stevens Point and studying Natural Resources. Malvitz will be attending NWTC and studying Electrical Power Distribution Program. Hocevar will be attending NWTC and studying Electrical Engineering Technology. Jorns will be attending NWTC and studying Fire Medic and Fire Science.

 

Screenshot from Sevastopol Spring Sports Salute, which you can find below

 

 

Sevastopol Spring Sports Senior Day: Softball

For Allison Daubner, Karoline Jordan, Lauren Junion, and Melissa Lopez, the 2020 Sevastopol softball will always be what might've been.

 

The Pioneers went 4-14 last year but won two of their final three games to advance to the second round of the WIAA playoffs. Junion was a second-team All-Packerland Conference performer last year as an infielder. In a spring sports tribute video, Pioneers head coach Brooke Bittorf offered these words.

 

After graduation, Junion will be attending US Army National Guard then Marquette and studying Nursing. Daubner will be attending Carroll University and studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Jordan will be attending UW-River Falls and studying Equine Science. Lopez will be 

will be attending UW-Stout and studying Graphic Communications.

 

Screen shot from spring sports video posted by Sevastopol School District, which is available below:

 


Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Mya Ploor

Sevastopol's Mya Ploor could have been on the doorstep for three different events at the state track meet if she had a senior season this year.

 

In addition to being on the state runner-up 4 x 800M relay team with Zoe Kuehn, Lizzy Fiscus, and Olivia Stenzel, she was also a sectional qualifier in the 4 x 400M relay and the 800M. She was also improving in many of her events, running two personal records and within shout distance of another in pole vault. Sevastopol track coach Dennis Ploor says her career is not done yet.

After this year, she will be attending Luther College and studying Music Education.

 

 

 

Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Kiegen Sargent

Sevastopol's Kiegen Sargent was hoping to improve on his state placement in one event and qualify in another before his senior season was cut short just six days in.

 

Sargent placed sixth at the WIAA State Track Meet held LaCrosse last year in long jump, setting a one foot personal record in the process. Reaching the 20 foot barrier seven times in 2019, he leapt 21' 5" at state to capture a medal. Sargent missed out on state in the 100M dash, but improved from his 2018 sectional time. Sevastopol track coach Dennis Ploor said in the school's spring sports video salute video that even though his four-year senior year was cut short, Sargent has big things on the horizon.

 

After this year, he will be joining the National Guard Infantry and UW-Stevens Point and studying Forestry.

 

2019 Season Highlights (full stats at Athletic.net)

 

100M

11.90PR May 20 WIAA D3 Regional-Algoma

 

200M

24.10SR May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

Long Jump

21' 5PR Jun 1 WIAA D3 State Track & Field Championships

 

4 x 400M

4:07.11 May 7 Algoma Invitational
Scott AndreaeLogan BeyerKiegen SargentNoah Tomaszewski

 

 


Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Lizzy Fiscus

Sevastopol's Lizzy Fiscus will sadly not have a chance a gold medal after COVID-19 concerns canceled the 2020 spring sports season.

 

Fiscus, along with Zoe Kuehn, Mya Ploor, Lizzy Fiscus, Olivia Stenzel, ran on the 4x800 team that took second in the state last year with a time of just over 10 minutes flat. As an individual, Fiscus ran four personal record times during her junior year including the 400 meter, 800 meter, 3200 meter, and 2000 meter steeplechase. She was also a part of a sectional qualifying 4 x 400M relay team. Sevastopol Track Coach Dennis Ploor was optimistic for Fiscus in Sevastopol's spring sports video tribute.

 

 

During her years in the district, Fiscus was also a member of the school's Destination Imagination team and FFA chapter. She also won the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary's choral music award in 2018. 

 

2019 Season Highlights

 

400M

1:09.44PR May 7 Algoma Invitational

 

800M

2:37.82PR May 20 WIAA D3 Regional-Algoma

 

3200M

13:59.50PR Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)

 

 

2000M Steeplechase

9:01.75PR Apr 26 St. Norbert Elite Meet

 

 

4x400M Relay

5 4:20.65May 23WIAA D3 Princeton Sectional
Lizzy Fiscus, Kylie Newton, Mya Ploor, Rylee Krishka

 

4x800 M Relay

10:00.91 May 31 WIAA D3 State Track & Field Championships
Zoe KuehnMya PloorLizzy FiscusOlivia Stenzel

 

Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Kailee Moe

Sevastopol's Kailee Moe tried a little bit of everything during her two full season on the track team.

 

Joining the team in 2018, Moe has competed in the 100M, 200M, Discus, Pole Vault, Long Jump, and two different relays.  She set personal records last year in the 100M, discus, and long jump. In the spring sports salute video, Sevastopol head coach Dennis Ploor had some fun with the senior.

 

After this year, Moe will be attending Milwaukee School of Engineering and studying Biomedical Engineering. 

 

2019 Season Highlights (full profile at Athletic.net)

 

100M

20  15.48PR May 7 Algoma Invitational

 

Discus

15  54' 1PR May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

Pole Vault

5' 6 May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

Long Jump

11' 10PR Apr 25 18th Annual Luxemburg-Casco Spartan Invitational

 


Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Kelton Couperus

Kelton Couperus' career as a Sevastopol track athlete might be as short as his time at the school itself.

 

Coperus started the year at Mellen High School, located near the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. According to Athletic.net, he had a personal record of 20:28 in the 5K event at the Indianhead Conference Copperud Open in Solon Springs. Sevastopol Track Coach Dennis Ploor said in the school's spring sports video that Coperus was an inspiration.

 

After this year, Coperus will be attending Brigham Young University and studying Biophysics.

 

 

Sevastopol Track Senior Day: Madison Duginski

Madison Duginksi's track career was only six days old when COVID-19 canceled the rest of the season, but she can still look back at the cross country season with high regard.

 

According to Athletic.net, Duginski tried her hand at distance running last fall, running a 34:24 in her first 5K race. She improved the whole season, cutting off two minutes on her time her next two meets before running sub-30 minute races the rest of the year. Her personal record was at the Packerland Conference meet with a time of 28:13. That was a six-minute personal record on Gibraltar's home course. Head coach Dennis Ploor said in the school spring sports video that it was fun six days with Duginski.

 

After this year, Duginski will be joining the United States Navy and doing Nuclear Mechanics.

 

 

Sevastopol Golf Senior Day: Tyler Kiehnau

The golfer that caused Sevastopol head coach Dan Sanborn to take over the reins in 2020 will be the one he will get to coach the least.

 

One year removed from being the team's and the area's only All-Packerland Conference honoree, Tyler Kiehnau was the Pioneer's lone senior. He was hoping to build on last year's success to clinch a berth to the state golf tournament in Madison. He scored an 86 in last year's Crivitz sectional, which was good for ninth place. Sanborn hopes golf is something he is able to take with him through life.

 

After graduation, Kiehnau is attending St. Norbert College to study marketing.

 

Photo and audio from a spring sports tribute video posted by Sevastopol School District last week. DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com will highlight the seniors from all of the schools as a part of its Senior Night Series brought you by Culver's, Door County Medical Center, and Nicolet National Bank.

 

 

Sevastopol salutes spring sports athletes

The coaches at Sevastopol High School took to video to thank their athletes and give special shout-outs to their seniors.

 

In a video posted Friday morning and kicked off by athletic director Jennifer Wiesner, golf coach Dan Sanborn, baseball coach Kent Berkley, track coach Dennis Ploor, softball coach Brooke Bittorf,  and soccer coach Chad Andreae each gave special messages to their teams that had their season cut short or not even start in some cases due to COVID-19.

 

We will highlight the seniors with special Senior Day posts in the near future on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com.

 

 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2006 Sevastopol Cross Country

Sevastopol has always had a strong cross country team, but none stronger than their 2006 squad.

 

The Pioneers placed three of its top seven runners in the top 25 runners linked to teams, outscoring second-place Edgar 109-132.  Racheal Wilson, a freshman at the time, was the top runner for the Pioneers that day, taking 14th place overall with a time of 15:51 in the 4K race. Haley Moeller came in 18th place and Annie Bley came in 39th overall to help Sevastopol earn the title. The Pioneers earned their spot as a team by winning their own sectional, beating second place Oshkosh Lourdes 42-63.

 

Click here to see the Sevastopol Sectional results

 

Click here to see the state meet results

 

 

Sevastopol announces fall code meeting, homecoming dates

The fall sports season begins in August for Sevastopol athletes.

 

According to Sevastopol School District, For the 2020-2021 school year, the Pioneers will have one athletic code meeting on August 3rd for all athletes interested in participating in athletics for the school year. Attendance at this meeting is a requirement in order to compete in the first practice for any 20’-21’ sport. The guest speaker will be Kimberly head football coach Steve Jones, who has been a part of the Papermakers' run of six state title appearances the last seven years.

 

The homecoming date was also set for September 19th when the Pioneers are tentatively scheduled to play against NEW Lutheran/Oneida Nation.

WIAA decision to come tomorrow

We will tomorrow if dozens of spring sports athletes in Door and Kewaunee Counties will have a senior season.

 

That's when coaches, district administrators, and athletic directors will meet via teleconference to discuss options for the spring season. It could be canceled or a portion of the season could be salvaged. Governor Tony Evers called for school districts to keep buildings closed and extracurricular activities postponed for the rest of the academic year as a part of his Safer at Home order extension.

 

Sturgeon Bay head baseball coach John Berns told his players this via Gamechanger

 

"The WIAA has announced that its Board of Control will discuss the membership's options for the rest of the spring sports season at its scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 21st. "The meeting which will be done by video conferencing, is expected to reach a decision to cancel the spring sports season or, less likely, to attempt to somehow salvage an abbreviated portion of it." High school principals and athletic directors are included in this video conference. Once a decision has been reached and made public, I will post the information on GameChanger as soon as possible."

 

The other coach pictured in this picture from last year is Kent Berkley, who assisted Sturgeon Bay the last two seasons before taking over the Sevastopol baseball team this year. 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions: 2018 Sevastopol Football

The peninsula's last football champion was the state's first in one aspect.

 

The WIAA was hosting its first-ever tournament to determine the top eight-man football team in the state when the Sevastopol Pioneers prevailed in 2018. Prior to defeating traditional eight-man power Luck 38-30 in the state championship, it dealt Newman Catholic its first-ever loss since switching from 11-man and shutting out Oakfield in the playoff opener.

 

The team's first W on the season was actually a forfeit with Bowler-Gresham forfeiting its entire year due to a lack of numbers. The Pioneers won their first two games before running into Newman Catholic, losing that contest 26-6. The Pioneers would not lose again that season, capping the regular season off with a commanding 64-16 homecoming win over Door County rival Gibraltar. 

 

In the state championship game, the Pioneers found themselves down 16-0 before they clawed their way back into their game. Their first lead of the game after Nathan Stenzel scampered in from a couple of yards out to give the Pioneers a 36-30 lead with just over two minutes remaining. The rest is history. Stenzel was a dual-threat, tossing for 1286 yards while rushing for another 1606 on the ground. 

 

 

 

 

Sevastopol's Luedtke named to WIAA Advisory Councul

The WIAA's Advisory Council will have a familiar face to those in Door and Kewaunee Counties.

 

Superintendent Kyle Luedtke was recently elected to a three-year term on the WIAA Advisory Council. He replaces Royall's Mark Gruen as a small schools representatives. The state's 171 smallest high schools are represented by five administrators of the 18-member panel.

 

Picture courtesy of Sevastopol School District

 

 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2008 Sevastopol Softball

Sevastopol became the first of two schools on the peninsula to win back-to-back softball state titles after it won the championship in Madison in 2008.

 

Its 4-3 over Aquinas in the state championship game completed an impressive run that saw the Pioneers make three straight tournaments and capturing two titles. Two big innings set the tone for the Pioneers in their 6-1 win over Oakfield. The Pioneers jumped all over the Oaks in the first inning, scoring three times thanks to Cathy Kaye home run and a two RBI single Brittany Jilot. The Pioneers would tack on insurance runs in the fifth inning after Allison Ripp took home on a wild pitch and Lacey Weber knocked in another two. Carissa Neinas went the distance allowing just run as the Pioneers put up six runs on a team that only allowed 11 all season long.

 

The title game came with some drama as the Pioneers saw their two-run lead evaporate in the fourth inning. Ripp broke the 2-2 tie with a run-scoring triple in sixth and scored on single by Neinas for what proved to be the game winning run. Aquinas would add a run in their half of the seventh inning and sent Jilot deep for the final out of the game.

 

 

 

 

Pioneers' search for fall athletes begins

With the usual meeting canceled due to the school's closure, Sevastopol is putting out its call for fall sports online.

 

According to the district's Facebook, fall coaches typically hold meetings in April or May to determine preliminary participation numbers for each sport. If students are considering participating in any fall sport,  they need to complete a questionnaire online. The district needs these numbers to determine the amount of coaches and competitions needed for their athletes. The survey should be filled out on a per athlete, not per family basis. You can access the survey online by clicking this link.

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2007 Sevastopol Softball

The first of two straight state championships for Sevastopol came in 2007 thanks to the Pioneers' relentlessness from the plate.

 

Coached by Heather Spetz, the Pioneers rocked Arcadia pitcher Kayla Finner for 13 hits, which is tied for the fourth-most hits allowed in state tournament history. The 6-3 victory in the state championship game gave the Pioneers a 23-3 record for the year. It marked the first time Arcadia lost all season long up to that point after beating the defending state champion in Grantsburg the day before. Cassie Neinas slowed down Arcadia, pitching a complete game while allowing three runs on seven hits. Down 2-0 in the fourth inning, Brittany Jilot tied the game with a two-run

double, which sparked a four-run rally to take the lead. After giving up a run in the bottom half of the fourth inning, the Pioneers struck again in the seventh to put the game out of reach thanks to RBI double by Niki LaPlant and an RBI single by Lacey Weber.

 

It was the first of two straight championships for the Pioneers, which we will highlight tomorrow at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1985 Sevastopol Baseball

It is safe to say the late 80's were a great time to be a Sevastopol baseball player and fan.

 

Led by Dennis Remington, the Pioneers made three state championship game appearances from 1984 to 1987, capturing the title in 1985. That year they shut out Plum City 6-0 at Wausau Athletic Park after falling to Oakfield in a heartbreaking 8-7 loss the year before. Patience was key for the Pioneers in the title game, forcing Plum City pitcher Mark Luebker to walk a state-record 11 batters in the game. This came after getting another state record 14 hits off Waterloo hurler David Lenius earlier in the tournament. 

 

The team was honored last year, along with the runner-up squads during a special ceremony last year at Sevastopol Town Park. We will feature interviews with members of the 1985 state champion Sevastopol Pioneers baseball team later this month.

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1984 Sevastopol Volleyball

Sandwiched between two sour endings was a Sevastopol volleyball's big breakthrough in 1984.

 

Led by coach Cassandra Cibik, the Pioneers made three straight state tournaments from 1983 to 1985, finishing the final two seasons competing for a title. In their championship season, they went 8-2 in pool play to win the Golden Ball over Turtle Lake. 

 

The Pioneers would come up just short of a repeat in 1985, but went 6-3 in pool play and came in second to Webster High School.

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1991 Sevastopol Volleyball

For 15 years, the 1991 Sevastopol Volleyball held bragging rights as the last team from the school to end the season as champions.

 

That streak ended with the girls cross country team winning a title in 2006, but that Pioneers volleyball squad still stands out, especially since it finished runner-up the year before as well. Coached by Cassandra Cibik-Moeller, the Pioneers beat Cuba City to win the Golden Ball, a team they had lost to in 1990 and won the title again in 1992.  In a 2006 Door County Advocate story, hitter turned coach Mary Volkmann said those state teams had four hitters that helped lead them to success during those seasons at state. 

 

Over the next several weeks, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com will highlight the 64 teams that won WIAA state championships in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Whether they be pictures, videos, or written stories, we invite the former athletes of these teams to share their memories with us to be highlighted on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. You can submit those entries to news@doorcountydailynews.com. 

Sevastopol's Beauchamp named to WFCA All-Star Game

Sevastopol's Triston Beauchamp will get to wear a Pioneer helmet one more time.

 

Beauchamp has been named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game to take place at UW-Oshkosh in July. He was a dual threat quarterback in his senior season, throwing for 635 yards and rushing for 406 more. The annual game, which was called off early last year due to storms, is a fundraiser for Children's Memorial Hospital. You can find Beauchamp's fundraising by clicking here.

 

 

Sevastopol football looks to bounce back

Last year was not the victory lap the Sevastopol Pioneers were imagining after winning the state championship in 2018. The Pioneers went 3-6 last season, turning things around in the second half of the season as they posted three straight wins. 

 

Friday, Aug 28, 2020

Game 7:00PM Wausaukee Sevastopol High School     

Thursday, Sep 3, 2020

Game 5:30PM Away vs. Suring Suring High School     

Friday, Sep 11, 2020

Game 7:00PM Florence Sevastopol High School     

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

Game 7:00PM Oneida/NEW Lutheran Sevastopol High School     

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Lena/STAA Lena High School     

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Gillett Gillett High School     

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Game 7:00PM Algoma Sevastopol High School     

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Gibraltar Gibraltar High School     

Sevastopol boys rallies in second half for win

At halftime, it looked like the Algoma High School boys’ basketball team might pick up its first conference win of the season. Sevastopol’s Robbie Pollman and Brent Haberli had something to say about that idea, fueling an explosive Pioneer rally. Sevastopol turned a deficit into a 75-64 victory. It was the Pioneers’ second win in as many nights, good momentum heading into the state tournament Tuesday night.


Sevastopol ends the regular season at 7-14. They visit Howards Grove, 11-11 overall from the Big East-North. Algoma is 2-20 overall and will be traveling to Cedar Grove-Belgium.

 

Pioneers extinguish Blazers in Green Bay

Sevastopol erased a three-point halftime deficit to blow past NEW Lutheran on the road 65-58.

 

Robby Pollman continues to pad his scoring record in Pioneer history, leading the team with 33 points. Johnny Jorns chipped in another 14 points for the Pioneers, which outscored the Blazers 41-31 to get the road victory. Marshal Bukowski led the Blazers with 15 points while two other plays registered 10 points.