2022 Kaukauna Ghosts. Photo courtesy @KaukaunaGhosts on Twitter

KAUKAUNA — The reigning Division 1 state champion Kaukauna Ghosts softball team will begin post-season tournament play Thursday, May 26, 2022 against Kimberly.

Undefeated and No. 1 seeded Kaukauna takes on the No. 9 seed Papermakers who outlasted Appleton East 8-7 on Tuesday at home in Kaukauna.

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The game starts at 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. This is a WIAA playoff game so there will be a $6 admission charge for all spectators.

The Ghosts claimed its third state title in school history last June at UW-Green Bay. The Ghosts captured the gold trophy in both their previous state appearances in 2010 and 2017.

The team includes: Karly Meredith, Haylie Wittman, Skyler Calmes, Paige Miller, Madisen Gries, Ava VanAsten, Kally Meredith, Chloe Herzfeldt, Addison Race, Taryn Christopher, Keanna Jansen, Anna LaCount, Ava Bloch Makenna, DeValk, Hailie Peters and Lilly Roehrig.

The team is coached by Tim Roehrig with Assistant Coach Bill Huss.

Below are the full brackets for each division:

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Division 5

2022 STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11
Goodman Diamond, Madison WI


Thursday, June 9
Session 1 – 8 a.m. – Division 1 Quarterfinal
   #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed
   approx. 10 a.m. – Division 1 Quarterfinal
   #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed
Session 2 – Noon – Division 1 Quarterfinal
   #1 Seed vs. #8 Seed
   approx. 2 p.m. – Division 1 Quarterfinal
   #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed
Session 3 – 4:30 p.m. – Division 4 Semifinal
   #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed
   approx. 6:30 p.m. – Division 4 Semifinal
   #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
   approx. 8:30 p.m. – Division 5 Semifinal
   #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed

Friday, June 10
Session 4 – 8 a.m. – Division 5 Semifinal
   #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
   approx. 10 a.m. – Division 3 Semifinal
   #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed
   approx. Noon – Division 3 Semifinal
   #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
Session 5 – 2:30 p.m. – Division 2 Semifinal
   #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed
   approx. 4:30 p.m. – Division 2 Semifinal
   #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
Session 6 – 7 p.m. – Division 1 Semifinal
   Upper Bracket Winners
   approx. 9 p.m. – Division 1 Semifinal
   Lower Bracket Winners

Saturday, June 11
Session 7 – 8 a.m. – Division 5 Championship
Session 8 – approx. 10:30 a.m. – Division 4 Championship
Session 9 – approx. 1 p.m. – Division 3 Championship
Session 10 – 4 p.m. – Division 2 Championship
Session 11 – approx. 6:30 p.m. – Division 1 Championship

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.