Sturgeon Bay High School

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: Sturgeon Bay Boys Track

Two relay teams helped the Sturgeon Bay Clippers win a state championship in boys' track in 1959.

 

Sturgeon Bay took first place in the state meet with 21 points, outpacing Plymouth and Kimberly to capture the school's first and only title in the sport. Doug Reichard, Robert Peterson, Robert Schmidt, and Jim Anderson appeared on both of the title-winning relay teams, which combined to score 20 of the Clippers' 21 points. The 880 yds (today's modern 4 x 200m) relay ran a time 1:34.1 and completed the medley relay in 3:41.1. Roger Crass gave the Clippers the final point on the weekend, earning a fifth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 124 feet. Dan Austad also competed for the Clippers at the 1959 state track meet, participating in the broad jump event, and a couple of fouls away from earning his own individual title according to the Door County Advocate on June 2, 1959.

Sturgeon Bay Senior Day: The First Timers

Seth Anderson, Adison Benzinger, Dylan Burk, Eli Dietzel, and Kolin Hunsader were all first year track athletes. The potential for success that this group of athletes possesses was substantial and had the coaches excited across the board. The success these guys have had in the past in other sports would have spilled over to track and helped reclaim the boys conference title. The “what if” about this group is very representative of the whole state of high school athletics during this tough time. They will be greatly missed.


Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: David Condra

Although starting with sprints early in his track career, David’s true talents lay in the mid-distance races. David’s experience as a varsity wrestler brought a quiet toughness to his competition. He was an integral member of the distance relays and would rise to any challenge. His goals this year were to help lead the boys distance squad and raise the bar to the expectations of a conference championship. He was able to be counted on to do his best and expected the same from others. His quiet leadership will be greatly missed. 

 

2019 Season Highlights

 

1600M

5:42.87PR May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional

 

3200M

5:42.87PR May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional

 

High Jump

4' 4 Apr 9 Peshtigo Quad 4/9

 

Long Jump

11  14' 5.25PR Apr 9 Peshtigo Quad 4/9

 

4 x 400M Relay

  4:09.48 Apr 9 Peshtigo Quad 4/9
Kellen HachtCarson DvorakAmir HansenDavid Condra

 

4 x 800M

10:05.76 Apr 25 Oconto Falls Invitational
Ian BartzDavid CondraCarson DvorakHenry Pudlo

 

 

Full Athletic.net Statistics

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: CJ Fairchild

This year would have CJ’s first returning year in boys track and field. He was a valuable point earner and teammate last year. CJ scored points throughout the year in the  long jump, 100, and 200 meter dash, but it was his contribution in the sprint relays that he took the most pride in. He earned 2nd place at the 2019 Packerland Conference meet in the 4 x 100 meter relay along with Storm Adams (jr), Ian Johanski (so), and  Amir Hansen. He also placed 4th in the 4 x 200 meter relay along with Storm Adams (jr), Caleb Mallette, and Andre Williams. CJ would have had an important leg in those relays again this season and his contributions will be greatly missed.

 

2019 Highlights

 

100M

12.37PR Apr 9 Peshtigo Quad 4/9

 

200M

25.81PR Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)

 

Long Jump

16' 6.5PR Apr 2 Door Kewaunee Challenge

 

4 x 100M

47.05 May 13 Packerland Conference Meet
Storm AdamsIan JohanskiCJ FairchildAmir Hansen

 

4 x 200M

1:41.60 May 3 Two Rivers Invitational
Storm AdamsCaleb MalletteCJ FairchildIan Johanski

 

Full Athletic.net statistics

 

 

 


Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer Senior Day: Alexis Ruiz

This was going to be Alex’s breakout year as a forward.  As a senior she was looking to contribute and lead her team to a 3rd Conference Championship and even a Regional Title.  To younger players she reminds them to “be a family”.  She also encourages them to remember the  team “has you back” and most importantly, “think like champions”.  Alex plans to study at NWTC this fall to prepare for a career in the medical field.  She has her goal set high:  “I’d like to be a Doctor some day”.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Evian Torres

As a four year member of the Sturgeon Bay boys track & field team, Evian entered the season as a leader in the boys distance races. Evian’s contributions in his career have helped secure the boys conference championships. He was always consistent and led more so with actions than words. He was always looking forward to track season and talked about it specifically year round. His presence as a teammate will be greatly missed.

 

2019 Highlights

 

1600M Run

5:25.78PR Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)
 

 

 

3200M Run

11:53.21PR May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

4 x 400M Relay

4:11.31 Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)
Kellen HachtDavid CondraEvian TorresGordon Hodges

 

4 x 800M Relay

  10:11.93 May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional
Ian BartzEvian TorresFrank PudloSpencer Hubbard

 

 

Full Statistics from Athletic.net

 

 

 

 

 


DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2001 Sturgeon Bay Cross Country

Only one boys cross country team on the peninsula has ever won the state championship and that came  20 years ago next fall.

 

Sturgeon Bay came away with the title with a score of 82, outpacing Amery's 115 and Shorewood's 122. This came with only one runner placing in the top 10 of qualified teams. Adam Aufdermauer ran a 16:53 to lead the Clippers, placing ninth out of qualified team runners and 25th overall. Three other runners would place in the top 50 overall with Tyler Herlache (16:56), Mike Yaniz (17:04), Dylan Roloff (17:10), and Aaron Kolterjahn (17:28) breaking 17:30 on the 5K course in Wisconsin Rapids. 

 

The state title was sandwiched between two other state meet runs by the Clippers, coming in 12th in 2000 and 3rd in 2002.

 

Team Results 

 

Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer Senior Day: Madison Starr

Madison is the definition of a punishing forward.  Her relentless power and determination over the ball enabled her to score and tire out defenders.  She led the Clippers in scoring  the past two years and was on track to make it three years as the scoring leader.  Madison saw this year’s team as the “breakout” team reaching sectional play and believed her class would lead the Girls’ Soccer Program to the next level.  She leaves this message for the younger players:  “Treat every game like it could be your last. Be there for each other.  You are not just a team, but a family and you may not be best friends outside of season: but when soccer season comes, those girls are not only your friends and teammates, but your sisters.  Be in the game physically and emotionally.  Never let someone tell you what you can and can’t do. Prove them all wrong.”   Madison plans to attend UW-Lacrosse studying physical therapy and athletic training.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Fletcher Hubbard

Fletcher Hubbard’s role on the Sturgeon Bay boys Track and Field Team transformed each year as he learned how to master his skills as a hurdler and a long and triple jumper. Instrumental in helping the Clipper Boys Track team win 2 of 3 consecutive Conference Championships, Fletcher began his high school career earning the points for the team that often get overlooked because they are not the top two or three finishers in the Conference, but help the team amass points that other teams could not overcome. As a junior, Fletcher’s overall body strength and speed helped him become one of the top overall athletes in the conference in both the 110 High Hurdles and 300 Intermediate Hurdles, Long Jump and Triple Jump, placing in the top 4 in each of those events. As a senior, he was dedicated to earning a Conference Championship and eventually a run as a State Qualifier in the jumps and hurdles.

 

Fletcher’s energy and focus prior to competition served as an example to younger athletes to follow in preparation for competition. His lead by example demeanor as a student-athlete will truly be missed.

 

 

2019 Season Highlights (Full Stats here)

 

110m Hurdles

16.31PR May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional

 

300m Hurdles

42.39PR May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

Long Jump

19' 4.75PR May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional

 

Triple Jump

40' 9 May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: D.J. Lenius

Entering High School as a freshman hurdler, expectations for D.J. to shine in the high school were high and he did not disappoint with outstanding performances in both the 110 High Hurdles and 300 Intermediate Hurdles. As a middle school athlete D.J. had dominated in the hurdles learning how to attack the hurdles with a sprinter's speed and mastering the “three step technique.” As a sophomore, D.J. shattered the Sturgeon Bay 110 High Hurdle record by posting a time of 15.15 at the Conference Meet and placing second, while also placing second in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles. Running behind the eventual State Champion Mitchell VanVooren last year, D.J. continued to work hard to master his skills as a hurdler and placed third in both hurdle races. In addition to his skills as a hurdler, D.J. gained points for the Clipper boys track team in helping them win two of three consecutive Conference Championships by scoring points in the high jump and being an integral part of the 4 X 400 M. Relay Team. Considered by many to be a state qualifier this year in the hurdles, his dedication to the team, leadership and energy will be greatly missed and his legacy will remain by the examples he set.

 

2019 Season Highlights

 

200-meter dash

23.97PR May 3 Two Rivers Invitational

 

110-meter hurdles

15.70SR May 13 Packerland Conference Meet

 

300-meter hurdles

39' 7.75PR Apr 25 Oconto Falls Invitational

 

4 x 400 meter relay

10  3:38.12 May 23 WIAA D2 Freedom Sectional
DJ LeniusAmir HansenCarson DvorakDJ Reichel

 

 

Full Career Stats from Athletic.net

 

 

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer Senior Day: Gracen Spritka

Gracen is SB’s second “Miss Door County” to play Clipper Soccer (her sister played for 4 years too and was a Miss Door County).  As a mid-fielder, her calmness over the ball and accurate passing helped control the midfield.  Gracen was proud of her Senior Class’s leadership and looked forward to a shot a 3rd Conference Championship and competing for a Regional Final.  Her advice to younger players, “Give it all you’ve got while you have the chance”.  She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin this fall majoring in Speech Pathology.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: McKenna Gibson

After transitioning from soccer to track this spring, McKenna was well on her way to continue her success as a Sturgeon Bay athlete. She showed dedication to practice and early on it was very evident that she would be a valuable member of the defending girls conference champs. She will be missed.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer Senior Day: Claire Tellstrom

One of the teams most determined players, Claire’s intensity, drive and passion for the game was soccer in motion.  Claire’s selfless play and tremendous conditioning not only enable teammates to find success, but it also demonstrates her talent and leadership as a team Captain.  Her Team Goal for this season was to be Conference Champions for the 3rd year in a row and win a Regional Championship.  Claire’s advice to her younger teammates:  “Work hard, be a Family and, most importantly, play hard every minute and you will find success…” .  Claire will attend the Milwaukee School of Art and Design with painting as her primary focus and a minor Art History.  She plans to obtain a Masters of Art History and eventually become a college professor.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Madelyn Jeanquart

After a very successful freshman year in track & field, Madelyn stepped away from the sport to pursue other interests. As a freshman hurdler placed 6th in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and 4th place as a member of the 4 x 200-meter relay. Madelyn was well on her way to picking up right where she left off and would have been a valuable member of the defending girls conference champs. She will be missed.

 

2018 Season Highlights

 

300 Meter Hurdles

2:05.14cSR Apr 12 Kewaunee Triangular

 

 

4 x 200 Meter Relay

1 2:05.33Apr 12Kewaunee Triangular
Lauren Alger, Katie Peot, Madelyn Jeanquart, Kasia Klotz

 

Full Profile from Athletic.net

Sturgeon Bay Girls Soccer Senior Day: Georgia Feldman

This dynamic leader led by example and played fearlessly.  Georgia’s tackles demonstrated her strength, speed and determination.  As a Captain, she supported her Coaches and Teammates implicitly and wanted to lead her team to a third consecutive Conference Championship.  Her advice to her younger Clipper Soccer Players:  “Play every game like it’s your last game and treat your teammates like family… leave mistakes behind you and then go fix it and win the ball back.”  Georgia views soccer as an opportunity to build teamwork skills and to advocate for strong women.  She is enrolled to attend the University of Minnesota next fall.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Haley Reichers

After moving to Sturgeon Bay just before her junior year in high school, Haley quickly demonstrated that she is a sprinter and a jumper, no doubt about it. In her first year, coaches found it difficult trying to determine exactly where to have her compete - she was just very good at everything. Her 2019 season was highlighted by her trip to the podium for her 5th place finish at the WIAA D2 State Track & Field Championships in LaCrosse last spring. At State she tied her personal record of 5’2” which was also the winning height. At the Packerland Conference Meet, Haley earned a 2nd place in high jump and a pair of 3rd place finishes in the 100 meter dash and the 4 x 400 meter relay along with Hailey DeGrave (sr), Kenzie Blau, and Kenzye Hasenjager. Haley had her sights set on high jump again this year along with the 100 meter dash and both sprint relays. She was almost always the last one to leave practice, getting in just a few more high jumps. Her dedication to practice and her “Let’s Get This” mentality will be missed next year.

 

2019 Season Highlights

 

100 meter dash

13.59PR May 7 Algoma Invitational

 

200 meter dash

29.03PR Apr 16 Kewaunee Fiver

 

 

400 meter run

1:08.06PR Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)

 

 

High Jump

5' 2PR May 23 WIAA D2 Freedom Sectional V F
5' 2 Jun 1 WIAA D2 State Track & Field Championships V F

 

 

4 x 400 meter relay

4:35.75 May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional
Hailey DeGraveHailey RiechersKenzye HasenjagerKenzie Blau

 

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Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Delaney Shortreed

Delaney is nothing more than an absolute pleasure to be around. Her personality and dedication to practice and the team make Delaney a true leader for the Sturgeon Bay Clippers. Delaney was set to have a great year as our leading shot put and discus thrower. After placing 5th in shot put and 8th in discus at Conference last year, Delaney had her sights on making it to Sectionals this year. She leads by example and is a friend to everyone. Her delightfulness and dedication will be greatly missed next year.

 

2019 Highlights (Full Profile available here)

 

Discus

90' 2PR May 3 Two Rivers Invitational

 

Shot Put

33' 0.75SR May 7 Algoma Invitational

Sturgeon Bay Senior Day: Baseball

The following young men are senior athletes who are out for Sturgeon Bay baseball this spring, and the number of years they have played high school baseball:

Mason Propsom (4); Jake Schneider (4); Tanner Vanderleest (4); Austin Reeths (2); Gunnar Tebon (1).

All of these student-athletes are well prepared for the next step in their lives after graduating from high school. Although I have known these players to varying degrees, and for varying lengths of time, I can clearly state that all five of these guys are good examples of why I love coaching, and
hope to have coaching remain a part of my life going forward.

Only one of these young men has extensive varsity baseball experience. Jake Schneider was a 2nd team all-conference pitcher in 2018, and a 1st team all-conference pitcher in 2019. Jake was instrumental in Sturgeon Bay baseball winning Packerland Conference Co-Championships both of those years. One can only hope that the careers of these athletes do not end with their toes on the sidelines, but rather on a baseball diamond.

 

Senior Day Celebrations on DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com are brought to you by Nicolet National Bank, Bellin Health, Culver's of Sturgeon Bay, and Door County Medical Center.

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Hailey DeGrave

Hailey is Sturgeon Bay’s prominent mid-distance runner. She earned three 3rd place finishes at the 2019 Conference meet last year- in the 800 meter run, the 4 x 400 meter relay along with Haley Riechers (sr), Kenzie Blau, and Kenzye Hasenjager, and the 4 x 800 meter relay along with Ashley Alberts, Sophie Patton, and Morgan Reinhardt (jr). She worked hard throughout the off season especially on strength in order to improve as more of a long sprinter for competition this spring. Her number one goal was to make Sectionals this year in the 800 meter run after missing at Regionals last year by one place. In addition, she had her sights on competition in the 400 meter dash as well. She is a strong and determined runner who is always willing to do “whatever it takes” to help the team. Her leadership and “Team First” mentality will be greatly missed next year.

 

2019 Season Highlights

400 Meters

1:11.72SR Apr 2 Door Kewaunee Challenge
 
800 Meters
 
1600 Meters
 
4 x 400 Meter Relay
 
4 x 800 Meter Relay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2019 Sturgeon Bay soccer

Twice was nice for the Sturgeon Bay boy's soccer program when they reclaimed the Gold ball in 2019.

 

The team traveled all over the place that season due to wet field conditions. Capital Credit Union Park in suburban Green Bay proved to be a second home for the Clippers while also providing what proved to be valuable experience playing on turf. Unlike their first championship just a few years earlier, this one had plenty of drama before Carson Dvorak ended a double overtime thriller with 2-1 victory over The Prairie School. It capped a 22-4-1 season for the Clippers.

 

Relive the games with audio presentations of the matches

 

Special Reports

Sturgeon Bay's Maas named state coach of the year

 

Game recaps from the road to the championship

Sturgeon Bay wins sectional in overtime thriller on 103.3 The Clipper

Clippers face familiar opponent in State Final

Kings of the pitch

Sturgeon Bay Track Senior Day: Kasia Klotz

After competing early in her career as a hurdler, Kasia has recently made an impact as a sprinter, sprint relay member, as well as a long and triple jumper. Kasia worked hard in the weightroom this past off season, which would have paid huge dividends this season. Kasia would have been a returning member of both speed relays. Last year her 4 x 100 relay made sectionals along with Emily Tess, Elena LeRoy (jr), and Alysha Nelson and her 4 x 200 relay missed sectionals by one place along with Elena LeRoy (jr), Ashley Hansen and Alexa Nelson (so). She looked to become dominant in the triple jump as well this year and coaches were relying on her in the 200 meter dash as well. Her “Can Do” attitude will be greatly missed next year.

 

Highlights from her final year

 

Long Jump

13' 2.25SR Apr 9 Peshtigo Quad 4/9


Triple Jump

30' 1SR Apr 22 Door County Classic (Packerland Quad)

 

4 x 100M Relay

54.07 May 23 WIAA D2 Freedom Sectional
Emily TessKasia KlotzElena LeRoyAlysha Nelson

 

4 x 200 Relay

1:56.68 May 20 WIAA Division 2 Regional
Elena LeRoyKasia KlotzAshley HansenAlexa Nelson

 

Full Stats from Klotz's career

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2015 Sturgeon Bay soccer

Fifth time was the charm for the Sturgeon Bay soccer team when they finally captured the Gold Ball in 2015.

 

The Clippers captured their first-ever state title in the sport with a 2-0 win over University School of Milwaukee in front of several dozen supporters at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. It had not even scored a goal at the state tournament before they won their state semi-final a few days before against Barron. Robbie Hohlfelder got the Clippers on the board first on a one-timer after a crossing pass in the match's first 25 minutes. Alessandro Nora added an insurance goal on a header in the 56th minute to put the team away. Trent Maas tied a state record for fewest goals in the state tournament with zero goals against. That is not a big shock for a team that outscored its opponents 28-1 during their 2015 playoff run.

DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com to celebrate Sturgeon Bay senior days

It may look a little different than in years' past, but Sturgeon Bay seniors will get the spotlight one last time this spring.

 

In cooperation with the coaches of Sturgeon Bay's baseball, softball, track and field, and girls soccer teams, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com will highlight one senior athlete a day with short biographies co-written by their coaches. Thirty-three student-athletes will be featured leading up to their graduation at the end of May.  Beginning on Wednesday, we will begin highlighting the boys and girls track teams. Below is an introduction by track head coach Mike LeRoy.

 

 

 

With the global pandemic at hand, the 2020 Clipper track and field season got cut short after only a couple weeks of indoor practice and the hopes of better weather and upcoming indoor invitationals that were soon to be canceled. The Clipper girls looked to defend their 2019 Packerland Conference Championship - the first in a decade, while the boys team looked to regain the dominance they had on a three year run ending last season. With the season, school, and basically our lives on hold we can only hope that the sacrifices we are asked to make will lead to a return of normalcy and hopefully our 2020 track and field season. It’s very much like an eye exam, you look forward as hard as you can, and although some things are fuzzy and not very clear, you just keep on going.

 

High school seniors have been robbed of so many last memories of their high school careers, including being the influential leaders they have turned out to be.  I couldn’t be more proud as the Head Coach of Sturgeon Bay’s Boys & Girls Track & Field. I am also blessed to have great assistant coaches. Coaches John Rosenthal, Troy Hasenjager, Leanne Pinkert, and Nathan LeRoy all care not only for the athlete, but also for each and every one of the young men and women who they have had the honor to coach. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to have led such an amazing group of hard-working, caring, and devoted athletes who celebrate each other’s accomplishments more than their own. They are a true team which was developed by the leadership and dedication of this year’s senior class of 2020. Although the certainty of their senior season is unclear and blurred, my thoughts of them are not. In fact, in my eyes, this team would have been like having perfect vision as they are of course 20/20.

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 2004 Sturgeon Bay Football

Before the school's "futbol" team took center stage, it was Sturgeon Bay's football team that had the community talking.

 

The Clippers won their state championship in 2004, approximately 11 years after the team came up just short of bringing the gold football back to Door County after a four-year drought. The team went 11-2, losing only their season opener to Little Chute and a mid-season against Olympian/Packerland rival Luxemburg-Casco. The Clippers defense held their opponents to single digits in eight of their 11 games, including never more than a touchdown in the playoffs until they reached Madison. In that game against St. Francis, the Clippers scored two second-quarter touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead into halftime. After giving up the lead in the opening moments of the fourth quarter, quarterback Shane Phillips scored the game-winning touchdown with under five minutes left in the game from four yards. It capped off a drive that took 7:01 off the clock, which is the fifth-longest drive in WIAA State Football Championship history at Division 4. Before they beat St. Francis in the state final, the Clippers beat New Holstein, Denmark, Ripon, and Xavier as a number three seed.

 

BOX SCORE FROM WIAA.ORG

Former Sturgeon Bay star named West De Pere Football coach

Former Sturgeon Bay football star Chris Greisen will be on the sidelines for a new team this fall when he coaches West De Pere this fall according to several Green Bay media outlets.

 

A former NFL and Arena Football League quarterback as well, Greisen comes to West De Pere after spending four years at Freedom High School. He also had stints at Green Bay Southwest and Notre Dame before landing the position with the Phantoms. He will inherit a good squad as well after the Phantoms won the Bay Conference in 2019 and losing to eventual state runner up Menasha in the WIAA Level 3 playoffs.