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Fall sports coverage has come to an end with Bay Port Radio at NEWsportsradio.com. We have begun our second year of online broadcast coverage of Bay Port Pirate Athletics. Like last year we covered Pirate Football, but we added Volleyball to the broadcast coverage.
The Pirate Volleyball team finished the season at 16-18 overall, in fourth place in the Fox River Classic Conference at 5-4. Dakota Kropp finished the season leading Bay Port in kills and blocks, earning her First Team All-Conference honors in her senior campaign. An improved Pirate attack and an aggressive scheme helped the team reach the Regional Finals before falling to Appleton East in four sets.
The Pirates were able to knock off a couple of big FRCC opponents along the way this season; teams that had given Bay Port troubles for a number of years. They defeated De Pere in a five-set thriller during the season, marking the first time that Bay Port defeated the Redbirds in more than 12 years. Green Bay Preble also lost a conference match to the Pirates for the first time since 2007. Bay Port also swept the Hornets in three sets in the Regional Semifinal, which advanced them to the second round of postseason.
Just three seniors will graduate from the young Pirate squad that looks to improve under Brendan Baier, who finished his third season as Head Coach.
For the 15th straight season, the Bay Port Football team advanced to postseason play. After graduating 16 starters from a year ago, Bay Port rebounded nicely with a top two defense in the FRCC. Inside Linebacker Evan Bindas was one of 14 Pirates to earn All-Conference recognition, with the Senior being named the Defensive Player of the Year in the ten-team league. The Pirates finished 7-3 overall and second in the FRCC at 7-2, dropping a Level 1 playoff game to Eau Claire Memorial. On a soaking wet evening, the Pirates struggled to move the ball and were defeated 29-0 by the Old Abes.
On the offensive side of the ball, Bay Port ran heavily all season behind Tackle Cole Van Lanen. The future Wisconsin Badger was named Offensive Lineman of the Year in the conference for the second consecutive year. He helped pave the way for a rushing attack that gained 2200 yards on the season, led by Running Back Austin Sylvester, who ran for 857 yards and ten touchdowns. Both Quarterback Quinn Pierner and Halfback Paxton Pelegrin contributed seven touchdowns each on the ground to pace a Pirate team that averaged 29.3 points per game in Head Coach Gary Westerman’s fourth season as Head Coach.
Defensively, Bay Port was led by 8 All-Conference performers in the starting 11. Each of the four defensive backs were named, as well as three different linebackers. Drew Schleis led the way with three of the five interceptions for the team, while Bay Port sacked the opponent 30 times throughout the year.
That was the coverage for Bay Port Radio broadcasts on NEWsportsradio.com for the Fall season. Seven volleyball matches were carried, along with each of the ten Football games. We move to Winter sports, beginning with Girls Basketball opening the season on November 21. There will also be broadcast coverage of Boys Hockey and Basketball, totally more than 40 live games through early March. Follow the Bay Port Radio feed on Twitter @VoiceofBP, like Voice of BP on Facebook & follow along the action of Bay Port Athletics online at NEWsporstradio.com.
Thank you for the Fall Season following,
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