Southern Door High School

Ryan Claflin commits to UWGB

Southern Door High School's basketball team has its first-ever Division 1 college recruit. Senior Ryan Claflin has committed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for next year. Claflin has been courted by several Division 2 schools in the upper Midwest including Wisconsin-Parkside, Michigan Tech, and Northern Michigan. The Phoenix were the first Division 1 institution to extend him an offer. The first date to sign a National Letter of Intent is November 13, 2019.

Eagles have four First Team football players

Marcus Marchant, Tyler Kroll, Nick Baudhuin and Evan Wheaton were all named to the All-Packerland Conference First Team for football this season. Kroll made it twice on the First Team as a kicker and defensive back. The other three were all on the Second Team as well.


Alex Daoust and Brodie Overbeck both made the Second Team twice. Jack Peterson was All-Conference Second Team at defensive back and Honorable Mention at offensive end. Lance LeGrave was a Second Team offensive lineman and Devin Schinktgen at defensvie end. Alan Malcore was named as an Honorable Mention tight end.

Dantoin unanimous All-Conference

Southern Door had two players make the Volleyball All-Packerland Conference First Team and the only unanimous choice. Kendra Dantoin was the unanimous selection as an all-around player while Nicole Norton made the First Team as a setter.


The Eagles also had Jackie Atkins and Carissa Bartels make the Second Team. Anna Olson was named an Honorable Mention.

Dean and LeCloux place in top 20

Sam Dean and Lydiah LeCloux each showed off their running talents in the Division 3 Sectionals at Manitowoc Lutheran on Saturday. They both finished in the top 20 with Dean placing 16th and LeCloux finishing in 19th. Dean's time was 17.23.7 and LeCloux's 21.48.9. The boys team score was 268 and the girls 260.

Southern Door's volleyball season comes to an end

The Southern Door volleyball team traveled to Howards Grove on Saturday to play for a regional championship. It was a tough match for the Eagles and they were swept. The squad had a very successful season winning their first ever conference championship in a tie with Oconto.

Southern Door volleyball at Howard's Grove

Southern Door High School's volleyball team, fresh off their first shared Packerland conference championship in school history, are looking for some postseason hardware in Division 3. The Eagles are a four seed and travel Saturday to face Howard's Grove. The Eagles won a hard-fought match Thursday against St. Mary's Springs, 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 27-25, 15-10. Howard's Grove has won both its tournament matches in straight sets, knocking out Algoma, 25-14, 25-15, 25-10, in the second round.

Eagles volleyball survives St. Mary's Springs

Southern Door hosted Saint Mary Springs in the second round of regionals Thursday, winning 3-2 in a hard-fought, five-set match.


The match went back forth with the Eagles clinching the finals appearance with two straight set wins. Set scores were 18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 27-25, and 15-10. Stat leaders on the evening were 

Kendra Dantoin with 31 kills and19 digs, Carissa Bartels collecting 19 kills, 21 digs, and 4 blocks, 

Jackie Atkins making 28 digs,  and Nicole Norton collecting 60 assists. With that effort, Norton was able to eclipse the 1,000 assist mark. 


Southern Door will travel to #1 seed Howard’s Grove Saturday at 7:00 p.m.



Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week: Southern Door volleyball's Jackie Atkins

It takes a good defense to win championships, and Southern Door senior libero and Culver's Door County Student-Athlete of the Week Jackie Atkins takes pride in doing just that.


Atkins admits her small stature led her to the position but says she has always loved playing defense ever since she started playing volleyball in third grade. That strength has led the Eagles to their first-ever Packerland Conference championship this season, thanks in part to Atkins' impressive dig totals all year long. Atkins believes this team is special.

Atkins' favorite subjects are math and science and hopes to play volleyball collegiately after graduation. After defeating Roncalli on Tuesday, Southern Door battles St. Mary's Springs at home beginning at 7 p.m.



Southern Door advances in straight sets

It was a comfortable victory Tuesday night for Southern Door High School's volleyball team in the first round of the WIAA postseason tournament. The Eagles defeated Roncalli in straight sets with nearly identical scores 25-15, 25-14, 25-14. Kendra Dantoin and Hailey Shimon were the offensive threats securing 18 kills and 8 kills respectively. Nicole Norton assisted on most of those kills, tallying 34 for the night. Dantoin chipped in defensively as well with 14 digs, just behind Jackie Atkins' 15.


Southern Door will host a second round match on Thursday at 7 PM against St. Mary's Springs. St. Mary's defeated Kewaunee volleyball on Tuesday.

Southern Door volleyball runner-up in conference tournament

Head Coach Craig Kain is estatic to note Southern Door High School volleyball took 2nd place to Oconto in the Packerland Conference Tournament. Winning the regular season crown and finishing second in the tournament gives the Eagles a shared conference championship. This is the first year in school history, that Southern Door has had or shared a conference championship.

The Eagles had three matches on the day. They won in the quarterfinals and semis in straight sets before falling to Oconto in the championship.

Sevastopol: 25-16, 25-19
Sturgeon Bay: 25-20, 25-19
Oconto: 21-25, 17-25


Southern Door will host Roncalli in the first round of the WIAA postseason on Tuesday night. The Eagles are a four seed.

Southern Door hosts Packerland volleyball tournament

Southern Door High School's volleyball team is the top seed in Saturday's Packerland Conference Tournament and also the host school. The first match is at 9:30 with doors opening an hour earlier. Other teams participating include Algoma, Gibraltar, Kewaunee, NEW Lutheran, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, Peshtigo, and Oconto. The tournament utilizes four courts to ensure all teams are accomodated in a speedy manner. Two of the courts will be in the Eagle Gym with two more in the high school gym. 


Brackets have already been released for the WIAA Tournament. Southern Door received a four seed in Section 4 of the Division Three bracket. They will host the first round of the postseason tournament Tuesday against Roncalli.

Southern Door football ends season with loss

Southern Door High School's football team ended the 2019 season with a whimper at Bonduel, losing 42-0. It took until the 3rd quarter for the Eagles to pick up a first down and they never found the end zone. Bonduel got on the board early in the first quarter, forcing a three-and-out from Southern Door before marching down the field. Quarterback Cole Letter found Carson Robaidek from 32 yards out. Isaac Banker ran it in from the 2 yard line with 2:31 left in the opening frame. 


Max Sokolski had two touchdown runs in the second quarter to put Bonduel up 28-0 at half. A Dylan Springborn interception return and Logan Majewski touchdown run were the only points of the second half. One of the lone highlights for Southern Door was an Alex Daoust interception.

LeCloux, Dean crack top 5 at Packerland Conference

Southern Door's cross country team had two of its runners crack the top 5 at Thursday's Packerland Conference Championships hosted by Gibraltar.


Lydiah LeCloux took 3rd place overall with a 5K time of 21:23 to help the Eagles earn fifth place overall in the girls' race. Sam Dean continued his strong season, running 17:38 to crack the top five and lead the Eagles to a third-place finish.


5, Sam Dean 17:38.59

14, Nick Dean 18:51.40
15, Grant Englebert 19:02.39
16, Ben Slezewski 19:03.09
17, Eli Mancheski 19:03.90



3, Lydiah LeCloux SD 21:23.07
7, Marlen Ramirez 21:36.45
10, Sanya Wienke 22:17.47
34, Kaylee Griep 25:16.13
43, Stephany Massart 26:21.09

Southern Door football closes out 2019 season

Southern Door High School's football team ends the season on the road in a non-conference game against Bonduel. The two teams have just one common opponent in Peshtigo. Southern Door fell at Peshtigo last week 42-27 while the Bears were victorious against them in Week Two, 54-0. Bonduel is another power running team. They average 180 yards per game on the ground. Southern Door has struggled against that this season with a young defensive line. The Bears enter the game with a 6-2 record.

For Southern Door, they will look to counter with some newly found balance. Quarterbacks Marcus Marchant and Alex Daoust the past two weeks have had success through the air. Freshman receiver Jack Peterson has been their favorite target, or at least the most explosive. On the ground, running back Nick Baudhuin is always a threat. Pregame is at 6:30 with kickoff at 7 PM on More FM 102.1.


Southern Door's Claflin gets offer

The courtship of Southern Door's Ryan Claflin officially began earlier this week when he secured his first Division 1 scholarship offer.


Claflin tweeted Wednesday he received an offer from nearby Green Bay. According to, The senior small forward has also received offers from Winona State, Hillsdale, Northern Michigan, and Michigan Tech. 



Southern Door volleyball sweeps on Senior Night

Southern Door High School's volleyball team made the most the most of Senior Night sweeping Algoma three sets to zero. The victory caps off an undefeated regular season in Packerland Conference play for 2019 for the Eagles. All of the sets were competitive with Southern Door getting the edge 25-19, 25-18, 25-20.

Kendra Dantoin had 12 kills and five aces. Nicole Norton patrolled the back court dishing up 27 assists to go along with eight service aces. Jackie Atkins was the leader defensively with 14 digs. 

Southern Door will host the Packerland Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Southern Door volleyball wins Brillion Invite

Southern Door High School's volleyball team won the Brillion Invite without dropping a set. The Eagles picked up four wins on Saturday. The scores for each match were:

Green Bay West: 25-6, 25-7
Stockbridge: 25-7, 25-11
Coleman: 25-22, 25-13
Brillion: 25-19, 29-27

Southern Door remains perfect in Packerland Conference play as well. The Eagles are rounding into their best form of the year. Southern Door is back in action on Tuesday night hosting the Algoma Wolves.


*Thank you to coach Craig Kain for providing the scores.


Southern Door halftime lead slips away

Southern Door High School's football team got off to a fast start Friday night thanks to three first half Peshtigo turnovers but the script was flipped in the second half. The Bulldogs pulled away late to down Southern Door 42-27. Alex Daoust intercepted Peshtigo's Will Boettcher on the first two possessions with Marcus Marchant scooping up a fumble on the third. 

Nick Baudhuin had a 27-yard touchdown run off left tackle and Daoust threw a 16-yard score to capitalize on those turnovers giving Southern Door a 12-0 lead. Senior running back Jerad Jandt brought Peshtigo back. At half, it was 20-16. In the final 24 minutes, Jandt shone with several rushing touchdowns helping Peshtigo to the win. Southern Door's only score of the second half was an Alex Daoust option keeper on third-and-goal from the 14. Southern Door ends the year next Friday at Bonduel.


Nick Baudhuin takes handoff from Alex Daoust


Eagles soar at Fameree Invitational

The Southern Door cross country teams had an impressive showing at Thursday's Russ Fameree Invitational in Luxemburg.


The boys team took eighth place while being led once again by Sam Dean, who ran a 17:47. The girls took 12th place behind another strong effort by Lydiah LeCloux, who paced the Eagles with a 21:14 on the 5K course.



1.16.12Sam Dean17:47.85Southern Door

2.20.12Ben Slezewski18:11.50Southern Door

3.49.9nick Dean19:04.48Southern Door

4.60.12Zach Olson19:24.51Southern Door

5.61.11Grant Englebert19:25.43Southern Door

6.67.10Mason Massart19:38.71Southern Door

7.77.11Kyle Conard20:12.13Southern Door

8.100.11Austin Falish21:52.15Southern Door



1.13.11Lydiah LeCloux21:14.53Southern Door

2.30.11Marlen Ramirez21:51.53Southern Door

3.84.10Kaylee Griep25:06.20Southern Door

4.86.10Stephany Massart25:15.20Southern Door

5.104.12Chloe Staudenmeier27:09.70Southern Door



Southern Door football at Peshtigo on 102.1 Friday

Southern Door High School's football team wraps up the 2019 season on the road in Peshtigo and Bonduel the next two weeks. Friday's assignment against the Bulldogs is a tough one with Peshtigo still undefeated in the MONLPC Large. 

Southern Door debuted an air raid offense last week against Kewaunee with Marcus Marchant taking over as quarterback. Marchant found Jack Peterson for a score on the first offensive possession and was able to move the ball for much of the first half with other opportunities fizzling out near the Storm red zone. Given the weather forecast, expect running back Nick Baudhuin to feature more prominently Friday. The Door County Medical Center Pregame begins at 6:30 with the kickoff at 7 PM on More FM 102.1.

Southern Door volleyball sweeps Kewaunee

Southern Door High School's volleyball team is still undefeated in Packerland Conference play after knocking off Kewaunee Tuesday. The Eagles downed the Storm in straight sets 25-14, 25-22, 25-17. 

Southern Door featured a balanced attack. Carissa Bartels had 11 kills, Kendra Dantoin chipped in 10 of her own and Nicole Norton added nine. Norton also had six aces and 40 assists from the back court. 

The Eagles return to the court Thursday night at Gibraltar. The Vikings knocked off Sturgeon Bay on the road Tuesday.

Host Southern Door volleyball runner-up at invitational

Southern Door High School's volleyball team hosted the annual Eagle Invite Saturday, making it to the Championship Match. Overall, the Eagles were 4-1. Southern Door won the first three matches in straight sets, topped Gibraltar in the semifinal round in three, and lost to Wisconsin Lutheran in two.

Two Rivers- 25-22, 25-21
Crivitz- 25-21, 25-22
Sevastopol- 25-19, 25-23
Gibraltar- 21-25, 27-25, 15-6
Wisconsin Lutheran- 16-25, 20-25

Kendra Dantoin poured it on offensively with 40 kills and five aces. She added 55 digs on defense. Nicole Norton had an amazing 108 assists from the setter position. Jackie Atkins led all Southern Door servers with eight aces.


*Results submitted by Southern Door volleyball coach Craig Kain


Eagles volleyball shutdown NEW Lutheran

The Southern Door Eagles made quick work of their conference rivals from Green Bay, defeating NEW Lutheran 3-0.


The Eagles won their sets by scores of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-21.


Stat Leaders include Kendra Dantoin with 15 kills and 13 digs, Carissa Bartels registering 12 kills and 15 digs, Jackie Atkins getting16 digs, and Nicole Norton collecting 34 assists.

Dean, LeCloux pace Eagles through rain-soaked course

The Southern Door Eagles cross country team probably wish they could actually fly after racing through a wet course at the Reedsville Panther Invitational Thursday.


The girls team took eighth place overall thanks to Lydiah LeCloux running a 22:39 on the 5K course, which was good for a seventh-place overall finish. Sam Dean broke 19 minutes again to pace a short-handed Eagles boys team to earn 18th place individually. 



1.18.12Sam Dean18:40.34Southern Door

2.41.12Ben Slezewski20:01.59Southern Door

3.54.12Zach Olson20:59.20Southern Door



1.6.11Lydiah LeCloux22:39.25Southern Door

2.11.11Marlen Ramirez23:26.84Southern Door

3.19.9Sanya Wienke23:54.81Southern Door

4.52.10Kaylee Griep26:16.69Southern Door

5.65.10Stephany Massart28:53.30Southern Door

6.67.12Chloe Staudenmeier30:32.26Southern Door

Southern Door football hosts Kewaunee Friday

Southern Door High School football enters Friday's game at 3-3 needing a win over Kewaunee to remain in the chase for a postseason berth. The Eagles started slow losing their first two games of the year against Winneconne and Wausau East. The middle of the season has been a hot-and-cold stretch with easy victories sandwiching a blowout loss at Coleman. Working in the Eagles favor is the forfeit victory last week against Sturgeon Bay which acts as a de facto bye week. Southern Door has had 14 days to focus on the Storm.

Southern Door will rely on another big game from Nick Baudhuin on the ground. The Eagles defense will have to contend with a balanced Kewaunee offensive attack. Storm quarterback Ryan Carmichael can hand off to running back Owen Kudick or deliver passes to Max Hanrahan and Benjamin Heim. The Door County Medical Center pregame show starts at 6:30 with kickoff at 7 PM on More FM 102.1.