Southern Door High School

Southern Door looks for coaches

Southern Door is hoping to fill some of its open coach vacancies before the next school year arrives.

 

The school's volleyball program is looking to place people in several roles, including varsity head coach, two junior varsity positions, and a middle school coach. Its boys' basketball and cross country teams are looking for assistant coaches while the dance team is looking for a varsity coach. If interested, you can apply for the jobs with the school. 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1993 Southern Door Boys' Track

Led by head coach Brent Claflin, Southern Door captured one of the two all-time state track championships in the history of the county. 

 

Four of the Eagles' 13 individual state titles came at that year's meet held on the campus of UW-La Crosse. Terry Gustafson ran a 40.38 300M Hurdles time to capture his state title while two relays (400M Relay, 43.83 and 1600M Relay, 3:25.35) also won gold. The Eagles didn't do all of their damage on the track that year. Joe Gilson cleared 14 feet to win the state championship in pole vault.


Southern Door looks to fill out coaching staffs

Southern Door is hoping to have a pair of coaching staffs filled out by the time the teams reconvene next school year.

 

Last week the school announced the hiring of Josh Vandenbush as its varsity boys basketball coach. Despite Vandenbush being the program's third varsity coach in three years, the Eagles continued their streak of Packerland Conference championships. It is still in search for an assistant varsity coach.

 

The Southern Door volleyball is looking for a varsity head coach, a junior varsity coach, and a seventh-grade coach. Craig Kain led the Eagles to a regional final appearance last year.

 

The baseball team is also searching for an assistant coach.

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1989 Southern Door Football

"Second time's a charm" did not apply to the 1989 Southern Door football team after winning the state title in its first attempt.

 

By first attempt, that means in the playoffs period, not just in the state title game. Led by future Notre Dame and NFL player Jim Flanigan, the Eagles did not fly through the air but rather on the ground. It was never more true in that fateful state championship game against Westby at Camp Randall Stadium. Flanigan rushed the ball 42 times (third-most in D4 history) for 215 yards. His 38-yard field goal is among the longest in D-4 history in the state title game and his touchdown pass to Jason Norton just added to the lore of the 17-7 win over the Norseman. En route to their first state title in football, the Eagles beat Manawa 35-6, Howards Grove 14-7 in overtime, and Poynette 17-0.  During the regular season, it won 10-7 over Luxemburg-Casco, who would go on to be the state runner-up in Division 3. 


DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1994 Southern Door Softball

After missing out on the state tournament in 1993, the 1994 Southern Door Eagles softball team was able to find their way back and win the championship.

 

Led by Glen Vander Helden, the Eagles were able to shut out Dodgeville 8-0 to capture the state's top prize. Sara Tlachac brought the lumber for the tournament starting with the Eagles' first matchup against Amery. Tlachac tied a state record with four RBI in a single game on her way to a Division 2 tournament record of six RBI. She did that by playing long ball against Amery setting a single game and tournament record for home runs with two. 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1992 Southern Door Softball

Southern Door has featured great softball teams in the past like last year's squad that made it to the state tournament, but the breakthrough came in 1992.

 

That year the Eagles won the state championship by pounding Lodi 13-5. Tanya DeBroux tied a tournament record by scoring six runs in the two-game string in Division 2.  The Eagles were led by coach Glen Vander Velden, who was also at the helm of the 1994 team that also won a state championship. That team will be featured at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com later this week.


Southern Door's Claflin named to AP All-State Team

There haven't been high school sports in weeks, but that is not stopping one Southern Door athlete from getting some well-deserved recognition. 

 

Ryan Claflin earned All-State Honorable Mention honors from the Associated Press this week, one of just 20 players in northeast Wisconsin to get the recognition.  Claflin has already earned All-State honors from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and was the Packerland Player of the Year. Before he suits up for the Green Bay Phoenix in the fall, Claflin will play in the WBCA All-Star game scheduled for Father's Day weekend.

 

Photo from Southern Door School District

Claflin gets All-Star nod

Southern Door's Ryan Claflin will see his high school career extended by at least one more game this summer.

 

The UWGB recruit and Packerland Player of the Year was selected to the Division 4 All Star-Game, playing for the white team. Claflin averaged over 22 points a game during his senior campaign. The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association hosts the All-Star Game every year from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The game will be played on June 20th. You can find Claflin's All-Star game page by clicking here.

 

Photo Courtesy of Southern Door School District Facebook Page

 

 

Southern Door football looks to get back to playoffs

After missing the playoffs in 2019, the Southern Door football team hopes to right last year's wrong.

 

The Eagles went 2-6 in contested games last year, winning contests against Crivitz and Oconto. The preliminary schedule is not yet complete.

 

Friday, Sep 11, 2020

Game 7:00PM Mishicot Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

Game 7:00PM Bonduel Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

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

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

Game 7:00PM Peshtigo Southern Door High School
Football Field     

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

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

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Game 7:00PM Kewaunee Southern Door High School
Football Field     

 

 

Claflin captures top Packerland boys' honor for basketball

Southern Door's Ryan Claflin leads the 2019-2020 All-Packerland Conference selections for boys' basketball. 

 

The UW-Green Bay recruit was one of three unanimous selections, joining Kewaunee's Ryan Carmichael and Sturgeon Bay's Gunnar Tebon for the honors.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM

Tanor Bortolini Kewaunee 12

Marshal BukowskiNEW Lutheran11

Ryan Carmichael Kewaunee 12 -- U

Ryan Claflin Southern Door 12 -- U

Robby Pollman Sevastopol 12

Cade TackmierPeshtigo12

Gunnar Tebon Sturgeon Bay 12 -- U

Josh WollerOconto11

SECOND TEAM

Alex Daoust Southern Door 11

Jake Schneider Sturgeon Bay 12

Luke Steebs Gibraltar 11

Carter Zimmerman Algoma 10

HONORABLE MENTION

Breyden DemmithPeshtigo12

Brent Haberli Sevastopol 12

Max Hanrahan Kewaunee 12

Ben Heim Kewaunee 10

Dominic Krauel Gibraltar 12

Landon LemkePeshtigo10

Caleb MoeOconto11

Chase Peronto Algoma 12

Alex Rohr Kewaunee 11

Jason Selner Kewaunee 12

Will ShermanOconto11

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ryan Claflin Southern Door 12

Southern Door gives up late lead in regional final loss

A scoring drought bit the Southern Door High School boys’ basketball team at the worst possible time Saturday evening. With four minutes to go, the Eagles had a 59-53 lead at Kohler before the Blue Bombers rattled off the game’s last seven points to steal a victory on their home floor. In his final game at Southern Door, Ryan Claflin netted 24 points to pace the Eagles. Nate Everard added 12, but Southern Door needed just a touch of additional production from the supporting cast. Kohler was able to find that, and it proved the difference.

Eagles bowling qualifies for state

The Southern Door bowling team has more opportunity to add hardware to its collection this season. Over the weekend, the team won its third straight conference tiles and also won the sectional championship. The team is made up of Ben McDonald, Brayden LeMieux, Coach Andy Hartel, Brooke Strege, Dylan Taylor and Kameron Robinson.

 

The team will head to Dale’s Weston Lanes for the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin State Tournament March 6th through 8th. The co-ed team will start bowling Friday at 7 p.m. while Taylor and LeMieux will compete in the individual tourney a couple of hours earlier at 4:30 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of Southern Door School District Facebook page

Coach reflects on Southern Door's state wrestling run

Below are the state wrestling results from this past weekend.  Unfortunately we didn't get the results we had hoped for.  Neither Griffin nor Grant were able to get a first round win to advance into their brackets.  Griffin was close on some takedowns but Miess proved to be a good scrambler and solid defensively.  Grant opened up the match giving up a takedown and nearfall to find himself down 5-0 in the first minute of the match.  After earning an escape he continued to battle back and tie the match 7-7 with 30 seconds remaining.  Looking to win, Grant awarded Heiden an escape but he could not get the needed takedown ending the match 7-8.

 

Each season the State Tournament brings a mix of emotions.  Both Griffin and Grant are juniors and at first it seems easy to say they have next year to look forward to.  Unfortunately, as we know, that isn't always the case.  Griffin had his illness, and Grant an injury that put both their seasons in jeopardy this year.  It is also easy to say "next year" if you don't know the amount of work both wrestlers put into being the best they can be "this year".  I know how hard they have worked.  It's also easy to brush off the losses if you've never had high goals.  I know both of their goals and how badly they both wanted to do better.  

 

After a time I'm hoping both will appreciate the opportunity they have in front of them.  The opportunity to work hard, to improve, to lead their team and to achieve their goals.  Win or lose, I appreciate having such fine young men to coach and mentor.

 

Thank you to all of the wrestlers, wrestling fans, parents and supporters for making it a great season.

 

Coach Englebert

 

Picture courtesy of Southern Door Wrestling Club

 

2020 WIAA Individual State Results for Southern Door

D3-126

Griffin Slezewski (33-16) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Miess (Riverdale) 26-8 won by major decision over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-16 (MD 10-2)

D3-152

Grant Englebert (37-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Heiden (Stratford) 41-11 won by decision over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-8 (Dec 8-7)

Southern Door boys get revenge at Kewaunee

The first matchup between Southern Door and Kewaunee High Schools in boys’ basketball was arguably the game of the year, a 44-43 win for the Storm in Brussels. Thursday night’s rematch was an excellent encore. The road team won again, the Eagles edging the Storm 53-48. The teams split the season series, and both finished at 14-2 in Packerland play. There is a tie for the conference championship. First place is a familiar result for Southern Door, they repeat after winning the conference outright in 2018-2019. Kewaunee’s championship is its first in decades.


Southern Door and Kewaunee both have byes in the first round of the postseason tournament. In Division 4, the Eagles will play the winner of (11) Algoma and (6) Cedar Grove-Belgium. The Storm gets (5) Kiel or (12) North Fond du Lac next Friday in Division 4.

 

Englebert, Slezewski fall in state wrestling's opening round

Southern Door's Grant Englebert and Griffin Slezewski overcame challenges just to make the state tournament.

 

Englebert, who opened the season with an injured shoulder, lost his first-round matchup to Stratford's Jacob Heiden 8-7. Slezewski beat cancer to return to the mats in Madison for the first time since his freshman year. He saw his season end with a major decision defeat to Ashton Miess.

 

2020 WIAA Individual State Results for Southern Door

D3-126

Griffin Slezewski (33-16) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Miess (Riverdale) 24-6 won by major decision over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-16 (MD 10-2)

D3-152

Grant Englebert (37-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Heiden (Stratford) 40-8 won by decision over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-8 (Dec 8-7)

Slezewski, Englebert return to state wrestling meet

Congratulations to Griffin Slezewski and Grant Englebert.  Both qualified for the State Tournament by finishing third in their respective brackets yesterday at the Bonduel Sectional.  Both will compete in the opening round Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.

 

Griffin started the day with two very close wins to make the finals.  In his first match, the score was tied 2-2 late in the third period when his opponent gave up a point for illegally locking hands making the score 3-2.  At that point his opponent gave him the escape to make the score 4-2 and look for the tie with a takedown.  Griff was quick to get on a leg attach and hold on for the 4-2 victory.  In his second match it was a similar situation.  Up 4-2 late in the third period, Griff gave up an escape to make the score 4-3.  After the escape, Griff quickly got on a leg attack again to end the match with the 4-3 win.  With the win Griffin secured a spot in the finals and a trip to State.  In the finals, after a scoreless 1st period, Griffin was caught in a cradle and gave up 3 point near fall in the second period.  While fighting the cradle he injured his ribs.  He then gave up a reversal in the third period to make the final score 0-5.  In his wrestle back match, his ribs didn't hold out and, he couldn't exert any force.  On site trainers were thinking either a deep muscle bruise or possibly cartilage bruising between his ribs.

 

Grant gave up an early takedown in his first match but then quickly earned the reversal and 3 near fall.  He then gave up an escape to make it 5-3.  The score stayed close until the third period when Grant had a nice leg attack.  He then worked through a scramble, and caught a tight cradle to earn the pin.  In the semifinal, Grant just couldn't get his offense going.  After giving up two high C takedowns and a reversal, he was down 4-6 midway through the third.  From there he pushed the pace and earned a stalling point but just couldn't get in close to get the needed takedown.  At this point Grant needed two wins to earn a trip to state.  In his first consolation match he was able to get the quick takedown and turn.   In the third place match he controlled the match from start to finish but despite a few tight arm bars couldn't get the turns or pin.  The 6-1 win was enough to finish third and he did not get a wrestle back.

 

Brodie gave his best and gained some valuable experience.  Unfortunately, a couple costly mistakes cost him the matches.  For only his second year in wrestling he's doing well.  His attitude, desire and work ethic will help him to improve quickly and steadily.  We'll be looking for big things from Brodie next season.

 

The first round of the State tournament for Division 2 & 3 starts at 7:15 Thursday night.  Griffin and Grant will start with wrestlers that took second in their respective sectional tournaments.  Sectional champions get a first round bye and wrestle the winner of the 2-3 match up on Friday morning.  The loser of the first round match is done for the season.  Griffin's first match will be against Ashton Miess, a 23-6 freshman from Riverdale.  Grant's first match will be against Jacob Heiden, a 39-8 junior from Stratford.  Both are uncommon opponents.  We have not seen Riverdale this season and Grant was still recovering from his shoulder injury when we wrestled Stratford earlier this season.  We'll work on the couple mistakes from this week but at this point in the season, its mostly working on what we do best and being mentally ready that makes the difference.

 

Thanks,

Jerry Englebert

Southern Door Wrestling

 

WIAA D3 Sect. @ Bonduel Results for Southern Door

126

Griffin Slezewski (33-15) placed 3rd and scored 11.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-15 won by decision over Brett Palubicki (Crandon) 28-9 (Dec 4-2)

Semifinal - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-15 won by decision over Tyson Bogacz (Bonduel WI) 35-12 (Dec 4-3)

1st Place Match - Bo Niewiadomski (Rosholt) 39-4 won by decision over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-15 (Dec 5-0)

2nd Place Match - Will Bieber (Coleman WI) 38-9 won by fall over Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 33-15 (Fall 0:50)

152

Grant Englebert (37-7) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-7 won by fall over Blade Niewiadomski (Rosholt) 36-6 (Fall 5:47)

Semifinal - Ryan Roy (Wabeno Area/Laona) 43-6 won by decision over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-7 (Dec 6-5)

Cons. Semi - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-7 won by fall over Parker Moder (Shiocton) 20-15 (Fall 1:35)

3rd Place Match - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-7 won by decision over Jakob Horton (Coleman WI) 18-12 (Dec 6-1)

2nd Place Match - Ryan Roy (Wabeno Area/Laona) 43-6 won by no contest over Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 37-7 (NC)

285

Brodie Overbeck (26-19) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - John Farkas (Amherst) 38-6 won by fall over Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-19 (Fall 2:00)

Cons. Semi - Jaden Bemis (Crivitz) 32-7 won by fall over Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-19 (Fall 3:02)

Southern Door boys dominate Algoma

The Southern Door High School boys’ basketball team was truly dominant on Friday night as they made the trip to the shores of Lake Michigan. The Eagles defeated Algoma, 68-25. To put into context how good Southern Door was defensively, the 25 points allowed Friday night was the lowest point total for Algoma this season, by a hefty margin. If you take out the beginning of the year, Algoma has scored at least 40 points in every game since the New Year, until last night.


The Wolves play three games this upcoming week beginning Monday at Sturgeon Bay. Southern Door begins to look to a rematch with Kewaunee. The Storm edged the Eagles by a point earlier this season.

 

Coach celebreates successful regional meet

SD Wrestling started the state tournament series yesterday at the Brillion Regional. Congratulations to Griffin Slezewski 126 and Grant Englebert 152 who both earned Regional Championships. Brodie Overbeck also qualified for sectionals with a second place finish at 285.

They will be competing in the Bonduel Sectional next week Saturday. Due to gym space, the tournament will be held at Shawano High School.

Griffin has been working tirelessly to regain his strength and stamina since being cleared in August. Today that work paid off as he was ready to compete. Complete control from start to finish, easily earning the early pin in the finals. For Griffin, just making this years tournament was a great achievement but his goals won’t stop there. After missing last season’s tournament, he has himself in a very good position to earn a return trip to State next week. His first opponent will be Brett Palubicki from Crandon who is currently honorable mention in the rankings with a 27-7 record.

Grant also had an early season scare with a shoulder injury. He worked hard in physical therapy to rehab and strengthen his shoulder to avoid surgery. After a slow start in his semi final match he earned a second period pin. He then dominated a much better opponent in the finals also earning an early pin. Grant will be looking to defend last years sectional title and earn his second trip to State. His first opponent next week will be Blade Niewiadomski from Rosholt who is currently ranked #9 with a record of 36-5.

For Brodie we felt his best shot was at 285. After wrestling 220 all year he worked hard to adjust to the extra weight and difference in wrestling 285. Brodie wrestled a really good semi final match. He also started the finals with a beautiful double leg takedown showing is athleticism. After almost getting a few half Nelson’s he tried an arm bar and got caught in a roll. Still happy with advancing but, knowing there is opportunity to do even better. Brodie’s first opponent will be John Farkas of Amherst who is currently ranked 11th with a record of 34-5.

For the rest of the team this was the end of their competition season. Tough ending, and certainly disappointing for some but this is a special group of wrestlers. I know they will be supporting their teammates and working together to help in practice. We’re a fairly young group with desire to be better which will propel them into next season. With great effort will come great reward.

Our lone senior this year was Ben Slezewski. After years of being asked, Ben finally decided to give wrestling a try. Bens work ethic in the weight room and wrestling room benefitted the team even before he officially joined. He’s one of those hard working kids all coaches look forward to having. I think if you asked him he would say he wishes he would have joined sooner. I know I wish he would have. He is the type of person we all want to know and the type we all want our kids to be with.

 

 

Three Eagles soar to sectional wrestling

Southern Door was able to push three across to the Division 3 Individual Sectional Wrestling meet next weekend. In Brillion, Southern Door's Grant Englebert and Griffin Slezewski won regional titles and Brodie Overbeck took second at 220 pounds to clinch his first sectional berth in Division 3.

 

106

Austin Farley (9-15) placed 3rd and scored 9.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Sam Schmalz (Reedsville) 18-17 won by fall over Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-15 (Fall 0:27)

3rd Place Match - Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-15 received a bye () (Bye)

2nd Place Match - Sam Schmalz (Reedsville) 18-17 won by no contest over Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-15 (NC)

113

Alec Guilette (17-17) placed 3rd and scored 9.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Kyle Schmalz (Reedsville) 14-15 won by fall over Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-17 (Fall 2:38)

3rd Place Match - Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-17 received a bye () (Bye)

2nd Place Match - Kyle Schmalz (Reedsville) 14-15 won by no contest over Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-17 (NC)

120

Austin Falish (16-21) placed 3rd and scored 9.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Blake Delsman (Reedsville) 28-15 won by fall over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-21 (Fall 3:30)

3rd Place Match - Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-21 received a bye () (Bye)

2nd Place Match - Blake Delsman (Reedsville) 28-15 won by no contest over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-21 (NC)

126

Griffin Slezewski (31-13) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 31-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 31-13 received a bye () (Bye)

1st Place Match - Griffin Slezewski (Southern Door) 31-13 won by fall over Bryer Christel (Reedsville) 26-17 (Fall 3:19)

132

Kyle Conard (25-15) placed 3rd and scored 10.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 25-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Jacob Hibbard (Mishicot) 24-13 won by decision over Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 25-15 (Dec 8-3)

3rd Place Match - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 25-15 won in sudden victory - 1 over Mavric Nohr (Brillion WI) 23-16 (SV-1 8-6)

2nd Place Match - Jordan Ingalls (Reedsville) 28-14 won by fall over Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 25-15 (Fall 1:08)

138

Jonas Jandrin (6-22) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-22 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Landon Kasper (Reedsville) 26-3 won by fall over Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-22 (Fall 5:25)

3rd Place Match - David Geiger (Brillion WI) 22-16 won by fall over Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-22 (Fall 2:19)

145

Cody Nellis (4-8) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Cody Nellis (Southern Door) 4-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Garnett Stebane (Brillion WI) 31-3 won by fall over Cody Nellis (Southern Door) 4-8 (Fall 1:04)

3rd Place Match - Matthew Skor (Reedsville) 18-23 won by fall over Cody Nellis (Southern Door) 4-8 (Fall 1:59)

152

Grant Englebert (34-6) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 34-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 34-6 won by fall over Eli Benfield (Mishicot) 17-16 (Fall 3:36)

1st Place Match - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 34-6 won by fall over Karter Trace (Brillion WI) 27-12 (Fall 1:52)

160

Drew DeFere (14-16) placed 3rd and scored 12.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 14-16 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Damon Schmidt (Brillion WI) 14-7 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 14-16 (Fall 1:56)

3rd Place Match - Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 14-16 won by fall over Jackson Stetson (Reedsville) 23-24 (Fall 5:34)

2nd Place Match - Joe Desotelle (Mishicot) 23-18 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 14-16 (Fall 2:37)

195

Riley Phillips (17-21) placed 3rd and scored 10.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Riley Phillips (Southern Door) 17-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Casey Braun (Reedsville) 19-19 won by fall over Riley Phillips (Southern Door) 17-21 (Fall 5:05)

3rd Place Match - Riley Phillips (Southern Door) 17-21 won by decision over Van Davis (Mishicot) 2-11 (Dec 14-7)

2nd Place Match - Casey Braun (Reedsville) 19-19 won by no contest over Riley Phillips (Southern Door) 17-21 (NC)

285

Brodie Overbeck (26-17) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal - Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-17 won by fall over Darren Wagner (Reedsville) 17-23 (Fall 2:34)

1st Place Match - Emery Schuh (Brillion WI) 23-11 won by fall over Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-17 (Fall 1:51)

2nd Place Match - Brodie Overbeck (Southern Door) 26-17 won by no contest over Darren Wagner (Reedsville) 17-23 (NC)

Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay go to overtime

Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door High Schools clashed Tuesday in girls’ basketball in a contest that took overtime to decide. Southern Door walked away with the hard-fought 50-45 victory, coming from as many as 14 points down. Nicole Norton had 20 points for Southern Door. Sturgeon Bay got 14 points from Morgan Reinhardt and Greta Meleen added 11 but it was not enough to pull past the Eagles. 


Southern Door improves to 8-5 in the Packerland Conference, keeping pace with Gibraltar for third place. Both teams are a game back of Peshtigo. The Bulldogs’ next game is against undefeated Kewaunee so a logjam for second place is possible by the weekend. The Eagles host Algoma Friday. Sturgeon Bay’s next game is also against Algoma but that doesn’t happen until Monday.

 

Eagles clipped by Lions

The Southern Door girls' basketball team fell behind by nine in the first half and could not recover in its 57-44 defeat to the Brillion Lions.

 

Down 27-18 at the break, both teams were able to open up the scoring a little more. The Eagles did not fair much better in the second half however, getting outscored 30-26. The team plays again Tuesday night at home against Sevastopol for a 7 p.m. tip.

Southern Door girls' basketball visit Brillion

The Southern Door girls' basketball team hopes to secure their third non-conference win of the season when they travel to Brillion for a Monday night tilt.

 

The Eagles have split their previous four non-conference games this season and their last eight games overall. After winning their previous two games, the Eagles hope to rebound from Friday's loss to Peshtigo. Brillion has split their last six games, which includes a 41-24 loss to Sheboygan Falls. The Lions are led by Megan Schuman, who averages 16 points and seven rebounds a game.

 

The game tips off at 7:15 p.m.

 

Picture courtesy of the Southern Door County School District Facebook page

Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week: Southern Door's Grant Englebert

Southern Door's Grant Englebert has not run away from a challenge this season, but rather has embraced them at every turn.

 

Englebert started his senior campaign nursing a shoulder injury, but a brace has allowed him to continue to compete at a high level without having to change his style. A state place winner last year, Englebert has followed it up by placing at every tournament this season including first place at Hustisford on Saturday. Competing at a high level means facing the best of the best all season long, like a close loss to defending state champion and nationally ranked Matty Bianchi of Two Rivers. Englebert says he would rather face the top-flight competition rather than cruise through the season unchallenged.

 

 

Englebert says he is undecided about what his next steps will be after high school, but added his current favorite subject is biology. The Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week will have two weeks off before his next action, the WIAA Regional Tournament at Brillion featuring Brillion, Mishicot, Oneida Nation, and Reedsville.

 

Claflin gets 1000th point

Southern Door's Ryan Claflin made the record books Saturday to highlight the local slate of boys' basketball action.

 

Claflin scored his 1000th point as the Eagles soared past Peshtigo 61-37. Claflin registered the feat on the same night Nick Cochart and Kyle Thayse were inducted into the Southern Door Booster Club Athletics Hall of Fame, Picture courtesy of Southern Door County School District Facebook page.

Southern Door successful in Hustisford

Yesterday was the last regular season tournament of the season for the Varsity.  We had some wrestlers that had already met their WIAA maximum number of tournaments but anyone that had missed a tournament for illness, injury or other commitment was able to wrestler at Hustisford.  The teams in this tournament seem to be different every year as teams look to make up meets missed due to snow cancellations or other issues.  The core group of D3 teams continues to be the draw for us to take the long ride.

 

Top finishers yesterday were first place Grant Englebert.  Second place Austin Falish and Kyle Conard.  Dylan Wessel placed Third.  Grant looked very strong with two pins and then a dominating finals match over Steven Johnson of Lake Country Lutheran who is ranked honorable mention in D3.  Austin Falish battled hard all day beating higher seeds to make the finals.  Kyle Conard also looked good and cruised into the finals.  In the finals match he looked to have earned a pin early in the second period before getting injured and getting caught.  Dylan Wessel earned three pins on the day and dominated all three of those matches.

 

As a team we continue to improve and extend matches but we area still not capitalizing on opportunities.  We looked better in neutral today and more aggressive which was great to see and something we can build on.  With two weeks before regionals, practice this week will be spent trying to recuperate and clear our minds in order to be ready for the post season.  This coming Saturday the JV will be at Green Bay Preble and February 15th we'll be in Brillion for Regionals.

 

Regionals will include Brillion, Mishicot, Oneida Nation, Reedsville and Southern Door.  Brillion is the favorite as they are ranked #8 but Reedsville is honorable mention and Mishicot is also looking better all the time.

 

Coach Englebert

 

Hustisford Invitational Results for Southern Door

106

Austin Farley (9-14) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.

Round 1 - Isaiah Wagner (Princeton / Green Lake) 18-9 won by tech fall over Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-14 (TF-1.5 2:00 (17-0))

Round 2 - Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-14 won by fall over Mason Holl (Horicon) 9-18 (Fall 1:25)

Round 3 - Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-14 won in overtime over Dylan Kohn (Dodgeland) 7-8 (OT 10-8)

Round 4 - Tyler Klein (Hartford Union) 35-3 won by fall over Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-14 (Fall 1:35)

Round 5 - Matthew Gruss (Johnson Creek) 15-12 won by major decision over Austin Farley (Southern Door) 9-14 (MD 14-6)

113

Alec Guilette (17-16) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

Prelim - Angela Unate (Fort Atkinson) 3-4 won by fall over Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-16 (Fall 5:04)

Prelim - Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-16 won by fall over Collin Richter (Princeton / Green Lake) 8-12 (Fall 1:25)

Cons. Round 1 - Brady Kuntz (Waukesha North) 15-18 won by fall over Alec Guilette (Southern Door) 17-16 (Fall 0:49)

120

Austin Falish (16-20) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-20 won by decision over Nate Tillman (Hartford Union) 16-17 (Dec 7-3)

Semifinal - Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-20 won by fall over Ethan Stollenwerk (Lake Country Lutheran) 12-9 (Fall 1:31)

1st Place Match - Ben Grandau (Verona Area) 18-9 won by fall over Austin Falish (Southern Door) 16-20 (Fall 2:50)

126

Dylan Wessel (7-10) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) 7-10 won by fall over Kyle Cummings (Cambridge) 1-7 (Fall 1:37)

Semifinal - Aaron Cummings (Hartford Union) 21-12 won by fall over Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) 7-10 (Fall 1:36)

Cons. Semi - Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) 7-10 won by fall over Dom Raabe (Johnson Creek) 2-5 (Fall 2:53)

3rd Place Match - Dylan Wessel (Southern Door) 7-10 won by fall over Noah Davis (Kenosha St. Joseph) 7-19 (Fall 3:49)

132

Kyle Conard (24-13) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 24-13 won by fall over Jacob Munson (Verona Area) 4-14 (Fall 1:35)

Semifinal - Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 24-13 won by decision over Connor Cass (Lake Country Lutheran) 13-12 (Dec 10-4)

1st Place Match - Danny Driessen (Hartford Union) 25-13 won by fall over Kyle Conard (Southern Door) 24-13 (Fall 3:42)

138

Jonas Jandrin (6-20) placed 6th and scored 8.0 team points.

Prelim - Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-20 won by fall over Ivan Sopkovich (Cambridge) 2-8 (Fall 1:30)

Quarterfinal - Dylan Gruss (Johnson Creek) 18-13 won by fall over Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-20 (Fall 5:17)

Cons. Round 1 - Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-20 won by fall over Benjamin Franklin (Kenosha St. Joseph) 4-7 (Fall 4:28)

Cons. Semi - Kaleb Hannes (Waukesha North) 16-17 won by fall over Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-20 (Fall 2:35)

5th Place Match - Dylan Gruss (Johnson Creek) 18-13 won by fall over Jonas Jandrin (Southern Door) 6-20 (Fall 0:57)

152

Grant Englebert (30-6) placed 1st and scored 25.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 30-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 30-6 won by fall over Emery Shurpit (Princeton / Green Lake) 3-7 (Fall 1:46)

Semifinal - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 30-6 won by tech fall over Alejandro Saldana (Johnson Creek) 15-12 (TF-1.5 3:00 (17-2))

1st Place Match - Grant Englebert (Southern Door) 30-6 won by decision over Steven Johnson (Lake Country Lutheran) 16-6 (Dec 8-4)

160

Drew DeFere (13-14) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Prelim - Ryan Heidel (Fort Atkinson) 19-15 won by major decision over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 13-14 (MD 10-0)

Quarterfinal - Riley Crook (Dodgeville) 28-7 won by fall over Drew DeFere (Southern Door) 13-14 (Fall 2:21)

285

Ethan Rouer (2-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Jay Hanson (Verona Area) 30-5 won by fall over Ethan Rouer (Southern Door) 2-7 (Fall 0:23)

Cons. Round 1 - Cole Nicolaus (Horicon) 18-12 won by fall over Ethan Rouer (Southern Door) 2-7 (Fall 3:53)