High School Sports Notebook

Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay Fall One Game Short of State

Gibraltar in Division 4 and Sturgeon Bay in Division 3 both advanced to the sectional finals of the WIAA state baseball tournament before falling one game short of a trip to state. Gibraltar lost to Crivitz, 5-3, and Sturgeon Bay fell to Ozaukee 13-2.

Pete Claflin Returns to Southern Door Bench

Southern Door reached back into its past to fill its open boys basketball coaching position. Pete Claflin, who coached 20 seasons for the Eagles until 2011, will return to the bench next winter, taking over for Derik Hawkey, who resigned in March.

During Claflin’s tenure, the Eagles won three Packerland Conference titles, made two sectional appearances and made a trip to the Division 3 state tournament. The Eagles lost to Omro 57-52 in overtime in the semifinal.

“One of the main reasons that I decided to get back into coaching this season is the opportunity to coach my son, Ryan, who will be a senior this year,” Claflin said. Ryan Claflin averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds last winter.

Area Track Athletes Shine at State

Door County athletes made their mark at the WIAA state track meet in La Crosse May 31.

Division 2

Sturgeon Bay’s Haley Riechers placed fifth in the high jump with a jump of 5-2.

Division 3

Evan Henry of Gibraltar placed sixth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:29.49 and added a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 with a school-record time of 9:54.40. Gibraltar’s Abbi Sitte placed ninth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.89, and teammate Abbey Fitzgerald placed 12th in the long jump with a leap of 15-7.

Sevastopol’s Laci Lautenbach placed fourth in the Division 3 high jump with a leap of 5-2. Teammate Kiegan Sargent placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 21-5. The Sevastopol 3,200-meter relay team of Olivia Stenzel, Zoe Kuehn, Mya Ploor and Lizzy Fiscus placed second with a time of 10:00.91. Stenzel won a medal in the 800-meter run by placing seventh with a time of 2:22.07.

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