Sports Year in Review

The 2017 high school athletic season was quite the roller coaster ride.
There were teams who came close to punching their ticket to play at the WIAA State Championships.
One of those teams was the Seymour girls basketball squad who was defeated in the Division 2 sectional final.
A higher seeded and bigger presence inside was difficult for the Lady Thunder as they were defeated by Beaver Dam who eventually went on to winning the State Championship.
January:
The winter sports season is in full force as wrestling and basketball take to the gym for Seymour and Shiocton,
Thunder boys hoops in losing skid.
Chiefs remain undefeated as boys defeat Bonduel 78-60 and Amherst 57-55 to stay atop the CWC-8 conference.
Lady Thunder fall to rival Phantoms and fall two games behind in Bay.
February:
Thunder junior Hailey Oskey reached the 1,000 point scoring milestone in the team win over Menasha on Feb. 4.
Shiocton boys win three conference games to still remain undefeated in the CWC-8.
Wrestlers advance from WIAA Regionals on Feb. 11. Chiefs advance Ethan Flannery, Sawyer Theobald, Sammy VanStraten, Levi Snortum, Billy Reif and Blake Johnson. Seymour advances two wrestlers: Thomas Peters and Justin Krull.
Shiocton boys win CWC-8 conference title on Feb. 14.
Shiocton wrestlers VanStraten, Theobald and Snortum advance from sectionals on Feb. 18 to compete at the WIAA State Wrestling Championships Feb. 23-25 in Madison. VanStraten advances at State with a 14-2 first round win while Theobald’s and Snortum’s season would come to an end with a loss on Feb. 24.
VanStraten brings home the silver medal from the WIAA State Wrestling Championship.
Seymour boys defeat Marinette in regional hoops opener on Feb. 28.
March:
March Madness continues for Seymour and Shiocon girls hoops Seymour defeated West De Pere on March 2 while Shiocton eliminated Manitowoc Lutheran.
Seymour’s magical season comes to an end as the girls were ousted from the playoffs on March 4 with a 64-49 loss to Beaver Dam.
Shiocton boys and girls were both eliminated from the WIAA playoffs. The boys were upset by Roncalli on March 8 while the girls lost to La Crosse Aquinas on March 9.
Track and field season began on March 22.
April:
Thunder ladies soccer splits a pair of games on April 6.
Shiocton and Thunder softball both off to great start.
Shiocton baseball struggling in conference play while Seymour splits games to stay in the hunt for the Bay title.
A 12-1 start for Thunder softball while soccer team hands Phantoms first loss of the season.
Seymour athletic director Mark Zahn announces retirement set to start July 1.
Softball squads both win regional softball games.
Sophomore Henry VanEss advances in WIAA regional golf.
May:
Thunder baseball advances to Division 2 sectional while Chiefs softball squad wins sectional to play State Championship.
June:
Pacelli defeats Chiefs softball to eliminate them from state on June 9 while Seymour baseball knocked out of Division 2 playoffs on June 6.
VanEss falls short to advancing to state golf championship while Thunder soccer outsted from Division 2 sectional semifinal on June 8.
Soccer team loses at sectional semifinal and is eliminated from playoffs on June 8.
Thunder hurler Austin Marcks pitched in the 34th Annual Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game on June 23.
July:
Shiocton hires Steve Mentzel as their new athletic director.
Thunder football players Will Rydzewski and Ryan Peterson play in WFCA All-Star game on July 15.
Thunder legion baseball wins regional opener; ousted by Kaukauna on July 21.
Thunder basketball coach Jon Murphy to be inducted to the WBCA Basketball Hall of Fame in Wisconsin Dells on Sept. 30.
August:
Thunder football defeats Green Bay East 41-7 to start Bay conference season on Aug. 18.
Swim team wins own Thunder Quadrangular on Aug. 24.
Chiefs defeat Rosholt; Seymour shutouts Wildcats in football action on Aug. 25.
Soccer team defeats Shawano 10-0 on Aug. 29.
September:
Thunder golf places third at own invite on Sept. 7.
Cross country runners compete at Smile Invitational on Sept. 16.
Kennedy Peters advances to WIAA golf sectional.
October:
Seymour football clinches playoff spot with 30-20 win over New London on Oct. 6.
Thunder volleyball, soccer both advance to regional final. Volleyball squad would lose to Luxemberg-Casco on Oct. 21 Soccer squad advances to sectionals with 6-0 win over Sheboygan Falls.
Green Bay Notre Dame eliminates Seymour from soccer sectional on Oct. 26. Thunder cross country runner Riley Volkman qualifies for WIAA State Championships set for Oct. 28.
Volkman places 30th at State Cross Country meet.
November:
Thunder swimmers prep for sectionals set for Nov. 3-4.
Diver Erin Schuh and swimmer Lauren Klawiter advance to State Swim Meet. Schuh placed seventh while Klawiter finished 14th in 100 breaststroke on Nov. 10-11.
December:
Hoops and wrestling season begins for Seymour and Shiocton basketball teams.
Chiefs basketball continues winning ways from 2016-17 season.