2024 Kaukauna Ghosts softball, photo by Paul Stumpf/PS Portraits

KAUKAUNA — For the fourth year in a row, the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts softball team will play in the WIAA Division 1 state tournament.

The three-time reigning state champions return to Madison following their 4-0 win Thursday in Pulaski over two-seed Ashwaubenon.

The Ghosts opened post-season play a week ago with a 9-0 home win over Bay Port, then defeated De Pere 4-0 Wednesday in a rain-delayed game to get into the Sectional final.

The Ghosts have now pushed their 3-year winning streak to 107 games.

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The Ghosts have the longest current winning streak in the nation dating back to May 20, 2021, just a few weeks before winning the first of their current three straight state titles.

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The Ghosts have won the last three Division 1 state championships and have never lost a state title game, winning the championship in each of their previous state appearances including 2010, 201720212022 and 2023.

2024 State Softball Tournament
Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8
Goodman Diamond, Madison Wis.


Division 1 Quarterfinals – Thursday, June 6
8 a.m.        Game 1 –  #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed 
10 a.m.      Game 2 –  #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed
12 p.m.      Game 3 –  #1 Seed vs. #8 Seed
2 p.m.        Game 4 –  #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed

Division 1 Semifinals – Friday, June 7
7 p.m.         Game 5 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
9 p.m.         Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

Division 1 Championship – Saturday,  June 8
6:30 p.m.    Game 7 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6

2025 Roster

1Karly MeredithP|INF5’52025
3Chloe HerzfeldtINF5’52025
9Cassidy VandenHeuvelOF2024
14Raivyn RabideauINF2026
16Lillie HubersINF2026
17Lilly BoyleOF2027
19Paige BodenheimerOF2026
20Summer SchmidtC|OF2025
22Taryn ChristopherINF2024
23Jozy EbbenINF2025
26Grace SchominP|INF2025
27Brenna MathiesP|INF2026
29Karlee DeGrootINF2024
30Chloe DeValkOF2025
31Maddie DeeringC2026
35Chloe FuchsOF2025
36Taylor FederwitzC
36Lauren GonneringP|INF2024

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By Dan Plutchak

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