Bay Port Girls Soccer Team Wins 2018 WIAA State Championship


(Photo credit: Rich Palzewic)

Head coach Brooke Mraz and the Bay Port High School girls soccer team won the first state title in team history with a 3-1 victory over Sheboygan North Saturday, June 16, completing a 24-1-0 season and avenging a state championship game loss in 2017.

The girls soccer team becomes the fourth squad in school history to bring home a WIAA championship, joining baseball (2009, 2010) and boys track and field (2015).

For coverage of the state title game, visit The Press and the Green Bay-Press Gazette.

Lara Appointed to HSSD Board of Education


Suamico resident Maria M. Lara was appointed to the Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education by unanimous vote at the Board’s June 11 meeting.

Lara received the third-highest vote total in the April 3 election, following current Board members Vanessa Moran and Jeff Eilers. She served on the Community Task Force for the successful 2018 referendum and is the mother of an eighth-grade student in the District. For more on Lara, see the campaign candidate coverage in The Press from the April election.

“I am grateful for the appointment to the Board of Education and I look forward to serving our community,” said Lara.

Lara fills the seat vacated by Laura Barnard who resigned due to a family move outside of District geographic boundaries. She will complete the remainder of Barnard’s term, which expires April 2019.