Category: Sports

  • 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 […]

  • Karate Group Earns Brown, Black Belts

    Belt testing for the YMCA’s Goju Ryu karate class took place Aug. 27. Wolfgang Virgin, age 11, advanced to Black Belt, and those who advanced to Brown Belt were Dan, Roger and Kathy Barnard; Tracy Steiner; Mary Cram; and Eli Chlubna. Their Kyoshi (instructor) is Shaun Koulias. Because of the pandemic, the upper belts have […]

  • 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 […]

  • West Jacksonport Rallies to Claim Baseball Crown

    It took a stunning rally in the bottom of the ninth inning for West Jacksonport to stun Kolberg, 7-6, and claim the title in this summer’s Door County Baseball Tournament.  The two teams had upset top seeds Sister Bay and Egg Harbor during the semifinals to earn the right to play for the title in […]

  • Baseball Playoffs Turned Upside Down

    The top two seeds in the Door County Baseball Tournament playoffs lost in the first round Sunday, setting up a championship game between Kolberg and West Jacksonport for Sunday, Aug. 23, 1:30 pm, in Baileys Harbor.  Kolberg beat top-seeded Egg Harbor 6-2 behind pitcher Trevor Reinhardt’s 12 strikeouts. West Jacksonport stunned Sister Bay, winning 6-4 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nor Door Athletics Baseball: Aug. 14–21

    Results Aug. 7 Kolberg 6, West Jacksonport 7 Aug. 9 Institute 8, Washington Island 19 Maplewood defeated Baileys Harbor Sister Bay 4, Egg Harbor 5 Standings Egg Harbor, 7-0 Sister Bay, 6-1 Kolberg, 4-3 Maplewood, 3-4 Institute, 2-5 Washington Island, 2-5 Baileys Harbor, 0-7 Playoff Round 1 Schedule Aug. 16 Kolberg @ Egg Harbor West […]

  • Learning How to Sail in Sturgeon Bay

    By Tim Sweet Although many summertime activities were canceled this year because of the pandemic, a group of young community leaders figured out a safer way to offer sailing lessons to youth and adult students in Sturgeon Bay. Sail Training Foundation (STF) lead instructor Frank “Frankie” Pudlo, 19, has been sailing since he was eight. […]

  • Nor Door Athletics Baseball: Aug. 7-14

    Results July 31 Egg Harbor 19, Baileys Harbor 4 Aug. 2 Sister Bay 9, Washington Island 7    Kolberg 11,  Institute 6 Maplewood 2, West Jacksonport 1  Standings Egg Harbor, 6-0 Sister Bay, 6-0 Kolberg, 4-2 Institute, 2-4 Maplewood, 2-4 Washington Island, 1-5 Baileys Harbor, 0-6 Schedule Aug. 7 Kolberg vs. West Jacksonport @ Baileys […]

  • 42nd Door County Century Ride Postponed to 2021

    Organizers providing refund of registration fee Rising COVID-19 concerns have caused the organizers of the Door County Century (DCC) bicycle ride to cancel the Sept. 13, 2020, event. They will instead plan to run the 42nd ride during the same weekend in 2021.  The Door County Century typically meets its capacity of 3,000 participants with […]


    Results July 24 Maplewood 0, Institute 1 July 26 Baileys Harbor 0, Washington Island 10 Kolberg 1, Sister Bay 4 West Jacksonport 5, Egg Harbor 8 Standings Egg Harbor, 5-0 Sister Bay, 5-0 Kolberg, 3-2 Institute, 2-3 Maplewood, 1-4 Washington Island, 1-4 Baileys Harbor, 0-5 Schedule July 31 Egg Harbor at Baileys Harbor, 8 pm […]

  • Nor Door Athletics Baseball: Jul. 17–24

    Results July 10 Sister Bay 8, West Jacksonport 1 July 12 Egg Harbor 3, Washington Island 1 Institute 8, Baileys Harbor 4 Kolberg 2, Maplewood 0 Standings Egg Harbor, 3-0 Sister Bay, 3-0 Kolberg, 2-1 Institute, 1-2 Maplewood, 1-2 Baileys Harbor, 0-3 Washington Island, 0-3 Schedule July 17 Kolberg at Baileys Harbor July 19 West […]

  • Door County Triathlon Training Days

    The Door County Triathlon is hosting the second of four training days at Egg Harbor’s Murphy Park on July 18.  The turn arrows for the bike and run courses for the Sprint and Half Iron courses will be marked with white paint. In addition, a turn buoy has been installed off Murphy Park beach for […]

  • Nor Door Athletics Baseball Tournament: Jul. 10-17

    Results July 3 West Jacksonport 12, Institute 4 July 5 Maplewood 5, Washington Island 1 Kolberg 0, Egg Harbor 9 Sister Bay 13, Baileys Harbor 1 Standings Sister Bay, 2-0 West Jacksonport, 2-0 Egg Harbor, 2-0 Maplewood, 1-1 Kolberg, 1-1 Institute, 0-2 Washington Island, 0-2 Baileys Harbor, 0-2 Schedule All Sunday games start at 1:30 […]

  • Nor Door Athletics Baseball Tournament

    Results June 26 Sister Bay 8, Institute 0 June 28 Kolberg 9, Washington Island 7          Maplewood 1, Egg Harbor 3          West Jacksonport 9, Baileys Harbor 3 Schedule All Sunday games start at 1:30 pm. All Friday games start at 8 pm. July 3 West Jacksonport at Institute July 5 Maplewood at Washington Island […]

  • Coree Aussem-Woltering Sets Ice Age Trail FKT Record

    It took 21 days, 13 hours and 35 minutes – along with 14 pairs of shoes – for 30-year-old Ottawa, Illinois, native Coree Aussem-Woltering to run the entirety of the 1,147-mile Ice Age Trail.  Finishing at the trail’s eastern terminus in Potawatomi State Park on the night of June 22, Aussem-Woltering made his way through the […]

  • Summer Baseball Tournament Announced

    There will be baseball in Door County this summer after all. The Door County League’s directors and coaches canceled the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the nonprofit Nor Door Athletics has organized a local amateur baseball tournament beginning June 26 and running through Aug. 9.  The top four teams will play semifinal games […]

  • 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: […]

  • Run, Recycle, Reuse … Your Old Shoes

    The Crossroads Trail Run – called Going the Distance … at a Distance this year – will take place virtually June 16-20 at a Safer at Home location. To find out more and register, visit  Do you have running shoes you no longer need? Although this year’s run has a different look, the Friends of […]

  • Say It Ain’t So: County Baseball League Cancels Season

    For only the second time in the past 78 years, fans and players won’t have a chance to enjoy Door County League (DCL) baseball games this summer. And each time, it took an unprecedented world event to cause it. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have canceled the 2020 Door County League baseball season, […]