By Baxter Colburn
Kewaunee County high school athletic programs are challenged by a tough opponent but this one can’t be found on a field or court. Participation in all fall sports is down according to reports from Kewaunee County high school athletic directors. Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco face issues with possible shorter seasons or even cancellations for certain JV teams. Varsity cross-country at Algoma cannot field the needed six runners per meet, due to low numbers. Athletic Director of Algoma David Robertson says the dropping numbers are not good for athletic program success.
Consistent fall sports for Kewaunee County schools to cancel or have low numbers are soccer, cross country and for Algoma, football. Luxemburg-Casco Athletic Director Jenny Bandow says the Spartans fall participation does well with major sports but struggles for consistent players in boys soccer. Bandow also highlights that not just Kewaunee County is struggling.
Robertson and Bandow each agree that even with smaller numbers the kids participating in Fall Sports bring a high level of passion and skill to their respective schools. Fall sports seasons in Kewaunee County run till mid-October.