GREEN BAY (WLUK) --Remember April and all that snow? More than 30 inches covered Northeast Wisconsin putting the spring sports season on hold.
Once that white stuff melted we had a pretty good spring sports season, so now it's time to hand out "The Dougies" for the spring's top athletes.
TRACK AND FIELD
Boys: The Dougie goes to Kimberly's D.J. Stewart. The Papermakers senior and North Dakota State football recruit, might be better known for his football talent but he showed this spring he's an all-around athlete. He won a state title in the 300-meter hurdles (38.43 seconds), took third in the 110 hurdles (14.76) and ran the anchor leg on the 800 relay which placed fifth. Stewart totaled 16 points on his own and five more on the relay to lead Kimberly to its second straight Division 1 team title.
Girls: The Dougie goes to Hilbert's Makaylee Kuhn. The junior ran the anchor leg on the winning 1,600 (4:05.96) and 3,200-meter (9:47.72) relay teams and she also placed second in the 400 (56.70) in Division 3. She was part of 28 points for the Wolves and that was the team's total as Hilbert placed seventh in the team standings.
The Dougie goes to Kimberly's Beau Schumacher. The junior catcher was the best run producer in the area and he helped Kimberly reach the state tournament for the fifth year in a row. Schumacher led the area with 48 RBIs and 12 of those RBIs came via three grand slams. He also batted .440 (36 hits) and struck out just four times.
The Dougie goes to Oshkosh North's Sydney Supple. The junior pitcher had a 25-2 record, a 0.97 ERA with an area-best 238 strikeouts. The junior All-American was also lethal at the plate as the Northwestern recruit also batted .460 with six home runs and 32 RBIs.
The Dougie goes to Bay Port and Notre Dame. Not an individual player. Bay Port became the first Green Bay area school to win a girls state soccer title when it defeated Sheboygan North in the Division 1 state championship game behind Erika Hess and Co. Hours after Bay Port won its state title, Notre Dame became the first Green Bay school to win a girls state soccer title when the Tritons beat perennial power Catholic Memorial in the Division 3 state championship game behind the likes of Trudy Quidzinski and Grace Shaw.
Once the springs sports season was underway a lot of great things happened.
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