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  • High School Athletic Competitions Closed to Public

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Packerland Conference rules, all athletic competitions will be closed to the general public, and these guidelines will be in place: Each high school or middle school athlete will receive a specified number of passes to distribute to her or his fans; masks or face coverings will be required at […]

  • Door County School Districts Split on Sports

    by Mike Shaw The Packerland Conference did not get an all-for-one answer to its recommendation to carry on with fall prep sports as normal, with some safety precautions attached. Wisconsin’s 513 high schools had until Sept. 1 to declare whether they were in or out for fall sports. In Door County, Sevastopol and Southern Door […]

  • Fall Sports Receive Green Light

    But only if public-health ratings are in the low-to-medium range by Mike Shaw Nicole Norton had seen her spring 2020 softball season shelved and wasn’t looking forward to the depressing prospect of a possible sequel this fall. So Norton was understandably thrilled to hear that her final year of volleyball for the Southern Door Eagles […]

  • Packerland Conference Recommends Fall Sports Go Forward

    The Packerland Conference announced Wednesday that it is recommending to its member school districts – which includes Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay – proceed with fall high school sports as scheduled.  The conference also unanimously recommended that the only acceptable risk levels for competition are low and medium, as determined by the Wisconsin […]

  • Packerland Conference Announces Scholar Athletes

    The Packerland Conference announced its 2019-20 Scholar Athlete Awards. Each honoree must be a second-semester senior, hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and have earned at least four varsity letters through athletic participation. Principals at each school are allowed to nominate two boys and two girls for the awards.  Algoma Boys: […]

  • Duffy Named to All-Star Charity Football Game

    Gibraltar senior Connor Duffy has been chosen to play on the Wisconsin Football Association’s South All-Star Team this year. “The honor of being chosen to play in this game is twofold,” he said. “I will have the opportunity to play football with some of the best high school players in the state. Second, and most […]

  • A Lost Season: High School Seniors Lament Missed Opportunities

    A legitimate chance at a state title. A chance at redemption. An opportunity to break a school record. A return trip to state competition. An appreciation for great experiences. For many local senior athletes, the cancellation of spring sports means lost opportunities to end careers at the highest levels. “Of course as a coach, to […]

  • Chris Greisen, Former Clippers Star, to Coach West De Pere

    No one needs to remind Chris Griesen that timing is everything. Especially when it comes to his football coaching and teaching careers. The former Sturgeon Bay High School football standout was named football head coach at West De Pere High School on Monday. This will be Griesen’s first opportunity to be a head coach after […]

  • For McHugh, Crisis Ends Shot at National Title

    Stories of the COVID-19 virus ending promising sports seasons prematurely have become regular topics of conversation during the last few weeks. The National Collegiate Athletic Association – taking a lead from the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League – decided on March 11 to cancel all of its winter and spring championships. Many […]

  • Vikings, Eagles Fall in Regional Finals

    Eagles Fade Late A lost lead late in the game and an insurmountable early deficit ended the seasons of the two remaining Door County boys basketball teams in regional final action Saturday. Southern Door led 59-53 with four minutes, five seconds remaining, only to go scoreless the rest of the way as Kohler rallied to […]

  • 4 Eagles Earn All-Conference Honors

    Judging by the All-Packerland Conference wrestling team, Southern Door looks as though it could have a successful season next year. The conference coaches honored four wrestlers, including state-tournament entrant Grant Englebert at 160 pounds. Alec Guilette (113), Kyle Conard (138) and Riley Phillips (195) also earned All-Conference honors.  Griffin Slezewski, who qualified for the state […]

  • Sitte, Norton Unanimous All-Conference Selections

    Gibraltar needed Abbi Sitte to step into big shoes this season, but even her coaches couldn’t have foreseen how quickly she’d grow into – and out of – them.  Gibraltar lost all-time leading scorer Payton Pluff to graduation and returning starter Karlee Kita to a torn anterior cruciate ligament that she suffered in softball last spring. All […]

  • Claflin Crowned Player of the Year

    If there was a season to break the Southern Door boys basketball team’s run of five consecutive Packerland Conference titles, 2019-20 was it. The Eagles lost more than 43 points per game to graduation, and the starting lineup opening night averaged just 22.7 points per game last season. Returning starters Ryan Claflin and Alex Daoust […]

  • County Teams Fall in Regional Finals

    A lost lead late in the game and an insurmountable early deficit ended the seasons of the two remaining Door County boys basketball teams in regional final action Saturday. Southern Door led 59-53 with 4 minutes, 5 seconds remaining only to go scoreless the rest of the way as Kohler rallied to win 60-59 in […]

  • Basketball: Southern Door, Gibraltar Advance to Regional Finals

    A pair of local Door County boys basketball teams will be playing for regional titles tonight after semifinal wins Friday. Southern Door defeated Cedar Grove-Belguim 55-36 to advance to its Division 4 title game at Koehler tonight. Gibraltar stopped Suring 66-49 in a Division 5 matchup and travels to Wausaukee. Ryan Claflin led Southern Door’s […]

  • High School Boys Basketball: Gibraltar Rolls Over Bowler

    Luke Steebs, Dominic Krauel and Sam Lindenberg literally defeated Bowler in the opening round of the Division 5 boys playoffs Tuesday. The trio combined for 81 points as the Vikings dominated the Panthers 97-67 and advanced to the regional semifinal Friday at home against Suring. Steebs led all scorers with 30 points, Krauel added 27 […]

  • Vikings Can’t Hold On in Regional Semifinal

    Gibraltar girls basketball coach Devin Thomas was confident the Vikings were a much better team than the one which lost to Gillett by 20 points on Jan. 7. For most of the rematch on Friday he was correct. Gibraltar opened a 14-point lead in the second half, but the Wolves outscored the Vikings by 17 […]

  • Eagles Claim Share of 6th Straight Conference Title

    That the Southern Door boys basketball team clinched its sixth consecutive Packerland Conference with a win over Kewaunee Thursday shouldn’t be shocking to many people. The way the Eagles did it should. Southern Door overcame off nights by its top two scorers with clutch efforts from its role players as the Eagles defeated the Storm […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings

    As of Feb. 24 Boys Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 14-1 Southern Door 13-2 Sturgeon Bay 12-3 Peshtigo 10-5 Oconto 8-7 NEW Lutheran 5-10 Gibraltar 3-12 Sevastopol 2-12 Algoma 0-15 Girls Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 16-0 Gibraltar 11-5 Peshtigo 10-6 Algoma 8-8 NEW Lutheran 8-8 Southern Door 8-8 Sturgeon Bay 5-11 Oconto 4-12 Sevastopol 2-14  Wrestling […]

  • High School Winter Athletics Schedules: Feb. 28-Mar. 6

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball March 3: Regional vs. Bowler, 7 pm  Girls Basketball Feb. 28: Regional @ Gillett, 7 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball March 3: Regional @ Howards Grove, 7 pm SOUTHERN DOOR  Boys Basketball March 6: Regional vs. Algoma or Cedar Grove-Belgium (TBD), 7 pm STURGEON BAY  Boys Basketball March 3: Regional vs. New Holstein, […]