The defending state champion Kaukauna softball team notched its 71st win in a row, and Head Coach Tim Roehrig won his 500th career game. Kaukauna Ghosts photo

KAUKAUNA — The record breaking, two-time defending state softball champion Kaukauna Ghosts begin post-season play Thursday with an eye on another title.

Top-seeded Kaukauna hosts No. 8 De Pere Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the regional final.

De Pere advanced following its 4-2 win Tuesday over West DePere.

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Each game the Ghosts play is a new high school sports state record after the team has strung together 75 wins in a row, breaking the streak held until 2018 by Kimberly football.

The Ghosts softball team’s last loss was May 18, 2021

Adding to the record book, Kaukauna claimed another conference championship, and in the final week of the regular season, Head Coach Tim Roehrig secured his 500th win.

The winner of Thursday’s game will play again Tuesday and face either Kimberly or Ashwaubenon.

Spring 2023 roster:

  • 1, Karly Meredith, P/IF, 10
  • 3, Chloe Herzfeldt, IF, 10
  • 9, Grace Boyle, P, 12
  • 12 Paige Miller, 3B, 12
  • 14, Raivyn Rabideau, IF, 9
  • 16, Ava Bloch, C, 12
  • 17, Kally Meredith, OF, 12
  • 19, Paige Bodenheimer, OF, 9
  • 20, Summer Schmidt, OF/C, 10
  • 22, Taryn Christopher, IF, 11
  • 23, Jozy Ebben, IF, 10
  • 26, Reaghan Millard, Utility, 12
  • 29, Karlee DeGroot, IF, 11
  • 30, Grace Schomin, P, 10
  • 31, Hailie Peters, OF, 12
  • 33, Chloe Fuchs, Utility, 10
  • 39, Taylor Federwitz, C, 9
  • 36, Sydney Kappus, IF, 12
  • Coach: Tim Roehrig
  • Assistant Coach: Bill Huss
  • Athletic Trainers: Ben Charles, Courtney O’Neil
  • Athletic Director: Nate Werner
  • Principal: Chris McDaniel
  • Superintendent: Mike Slowinski



By Dan Plutchak

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