4 PHS swimmers and 2 coaches

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Panthers in the Playoffs

Posted February 19, 2018
Updated February 21, 2018
Updated February 24, 2018

Plymouth High School athletic teams are competing in the WIAA playoffs. You can follow them here!

Girls basketball

The 4th-seeded Panthers had a bye for the first round of Division 2 regionals on Feb. 20, then lost 61-40 to 5th-seeded West Bend West on Feb. 23.

Boys basketball

The 4th-seeded Panthers have a bye for the first round of Division 2 regionals on Tuesday, Feb. 27. They will host either 5th-seeded Slinger or 12th-seeded Kewaskum at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, with the regional final Saturday, March 3. Sectionals will be March 8 at Sheboygan South, with the sectional final March 10 at Manitowoc Lincoln. The Boys Basketball State Tournament will be March 15-17 in Madison.

Boys swimming & diving

The Panthers took 9th as a team at the Division 2 Boys Swimming & Diving State Meet held Feb. 16 at the UW Natatorium in Madison. Competing for PHS were:

  • 1-Meter Diving: 5th Charlie Aschenbach 342.25; 8th Alec Nicholson 332.15
  • 400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 5th Plymouth team of Dawson Smith, Jaxsen Schermacher, Christian Pieper, Ben Schaefers 3:19.33
  • 100-Yard Butterfly: 7th Ben Schaefers 53.96
  • 200-Yard Medley Relay: 10th Plymouth team of Derek Holec, Christian Pieper, Ben Schaefers, Dawson Smith 1:43.51
  • 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 11th Plymouth team of Keegan Gafney, Derek Holec, Dawson Smith, Jaxsen Schermacher 1:33.20
  • 200-Yard IM: 11th Christian Pieper 2:07.50
  • 500-Yard Freestyle: 14th Ben Schaefers 5:07.29

Earlier, the Panthers took 2nd as a team at sectionals Feb. 9-10 at Cedarburg. (Click here for sectional results.)


PHS was well represented at the Division 1 individual sectionals held Feb. 17 at Sheboygan South. Competing for the Panthers were:

  • 152 pounds: Josh Koll (30-13) took 4th
  • 285 pounds: Gabe Haun (21-11) took 4th
  • 113 pounds: Devin Gore (23-5)
  • 120 pounds: Andrew Steinhardt (14-21)
  • 138 pounds: Will Birkholz (28-13)
  • 182 pounds: Kyle Schwibinger (17-14)
  • 195 pounds: Jake Hefter (29-5)
  • 220 pounds: Jesse Schwarten (17-10)

Earlier, the Panthers took 2nd as a team at the regional Feb. 10 in Cedarburg. (Click here for regional results.)


Several PHS students are part of the 11th-seeded Sheboygan South Co-op team, which lost to 6th-seeded Fond du Lac 6-3 on Feb. 13.

Learn more:

• Explore the Extracurriculars section of our District Report Card to learn more about our history of success in athletics.