Gibraltar High School

Gibraltar proud of season's accomplishments

Gibraltar head football coach Mike Peck is not quite ready to look ahead to 2020.

 

The Vikings saw their season end last Friday night almost the same way it did in 2018: a lopsided 61-25 loss to eight-man football powerhouse Newman Catholic. The loss does not take away what the team was able to accomplish in 2019, which included its first football conference championship in 45 years and the school's first playoff win. Peck says watch the film over again as he prepares for the team's annual football banquet with fond memories of being at least one game better than they were last year.

 

 

The team will graduate only four seniors from this year's team: Connor Duffy, Brandon Stillman, Paul Hartmann, and Dominic Krauel. 

 

 

Gibraltar can't catch Newman Catholic on 105.1 The Viking

Newman Catholic's firepower proved to be too much for Gibraltar as they fell 61-25 in the second round of the WIAA Eight-Man Playoffs Friday night on 105.1 The Viking. 

 

The Cardinals once again got off to a fast start, going up 21-0 in the first quarter thanks to two touchdown passes from Ben Bates and a rushing score by freshman Thomas Bates. Alex Laughlin would get the Vikings on the scoreboard in the second quarter from over 20 yards out to make it 21-6, but the freshman Bates would score three unanswered touchdowns to put the game even further out of reach. Laughlin would score again on the ground before Ben Bates capped off the final drive of the half with a nine-yard quarterback keeper. Laughlin would add two touchdowns in the third quarter including a 60-yard rushing score to open the second half, only to be matched by Newman Catholic each time.

 

Despite the final result, the Vikings still finished one game better than last year with an overall record of 8-3 while collecting its first-ever playoff win against Suring last week and its first conference championship in 45 years.


Gibraltar volleyball season ends at NEW Lutheran

Gibraltar High School's volleyball team fell in four sets Thursday night in Green Bay to top-seeded NEW Lutheran. The Vikings had rolled in earlier rounds of the postseason tournament playing teams that were not used to the stiff competition of the Packerland Conference. NEW Lutheran is, and they were able to take the first two hard-fought sets to build a hole that was too deep for Gibraltar to climb out of. Gibraltar lost, 22-25, 23-25, 25-17, 19-25. 

Gibraltar battles Newman Catholic on 105.1 The Viking

The Gibraltar Vikings look to do something only the 2018 Sevastopol Pioneers have been able to do when they face Newman Catholic on Friday night in the second round of the eight-man football playoffs.

 

The Vikings are coming off their first playoff win in school history, dispatching Suring in a thrilling 30-28 victory while the Fighting Cardinals breezed past Marion/Tigerton 56-14 in its opening round matchup. The Fighting Cardinals are 31-1 in its eight-man football history, including last year's 61-46 win over the Vikings in the opening round of the inaugural eight-man playoffs. 

 

Both teams are proficient in their passing with the Fighting Cardinals and the Vikings both in the top 10 in passing yards, touchdowns, and yards per game. Unlike other pass-first teams in eight-man football, the Vikings will have to figure out how to stop a Fighting Cardinals rushing attack that is also ranked top 10 in the state.

 

Tim Kowols will have the call on 105.1 The Viking from Stiehm Stadium in Weston, Wis. beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. The game can also be heard streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com, and the DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app.


Gibraltar/Sevastopol well represented in All-Conference teams

After a second-place finish in the Packerland Conference in soccer, the Vikineers all well-represented on the All-Conference teams. Midfielder Ben Fitzgerald and defenders Brady Ash and Cole Dvorak were named to the First Team. Forward Kiegan Sargent, midfielder Ty Johnson and goalkeeper Hayden Hoffman all earned Second Team honors. Forward Connor Thompson and midfielder Evan Lardinois were Honorable Mentions.

Zukauskaite on All-Packerland First Team

Agne Zukauskaite has helped lead Gibraltar to a regional championship in volleyball and has been rewarded with a spot on the All-Packerland Conference First Team. She made it in the all-around category. Bella Bunda and Abbi Sitte also made conference honors by earning spots on the Second Team with Bunda for front row and Sitte as a setter.

 

Gibraltar will travel to Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy on Thursday in the sectional semifinals.


Casanas paces Gibraltar in sectionals

Anthony Casanas was the top runner for Gibraltar at Division 3 Sectionals at Manitowoc Lutheran on Saturday. He finished in 26th for the boys with a time of 18.06.1. Gibraltar's boys did not have enough runners to get a team score.

 

The Viking girls had a team score of 377 and were led by Betsy Lecy with a time of 23.03.2.

Gibraltar volleyball takes home regional championship

The Gibraltar volleyball team went on the road and swept Hustisford on Saturday to win the regional championship. It was a small upset for the Vikings as they were the 3-seed and Hustisford the 2 plus playing on the road. The scores of the sets were 25-12, 26-16 and 25-19. Abbi Sitte had 25 assists and 7 kills. Bella Bunda led the Vikings with 15 kills and is now the school's all-time leader in kills at 548. Agne Zukauskaite added 10 kills and 34 digs.

 

Gibraltar will move on to take on number one seed Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Providence on Thursday at 7 PM in the Sectional Semifinals.

 

Picture courtesy of Woody Heidler.

Gibraltar volleyball at Hustisford

In Division 4, Gibraltar High School's volleyball team has rolled so far but the (2) Vikings must travel for Saturday's match to Hustisford. Gibraltar has won in straight sets the first two rounds. Given that the Vikings face almost exclusively Division 2 and Division 3 competition in the regular season, they are battle tested. That has proven advantageous in the Division 4 tournament in the early rounds.

 

The match gets underway at 7 PM.

Gibraltar wins instant classic on 105.1 The Viking

Gibraltar captured its first playoff victory in school history Friday night in a 30-28 nailbiter against Suring on 105.1 The Viking.

 

After a scoreless first quarter,  the Vikings scored twice on a pair of Luke Steebs touchdown passes to his running backs, Brandon Stillman and Alex Laughlin. The Eagles' star running back Logan  Stuart showed why he was the conference's top rusher, scoring his first of four touchdowns to cut the lead to 16-8 at the break. After Steebs found Laughlin for a second touchdown from 64 yards,  a face-mask penalty ignited an Eagles comeback with two unanswered scores from Stuart. The Vikings would see a penalty swing the momentum back in their favor when Laughlin drew a pass interference penalty on fourth down to extend the drive. Laughlin would later take a pitch from Steebs and find Sam Lindenberg in the endzone to extend a lead to 30-20. The Eagles would strike back quickly thanks to long kickoff return by Dequez Sepulveda and Stuart's fourth touchdown of the game. With the ball inside the 10 with under a minute remaining, the Vikings were able to turn the Eagles away one final time with Connor Duffy getting a game-clinching sack.

 

The Vikings will be back in action next  Friday night on the road against Newman Catholic. 105,1 The Viking will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Full Stats

 

 

 

Picture courtesy of Greg Stillman

Gibraltar volleyball clinches regional final berth

The Gibraltar Vikings volleyball team is still on track to win their second straight regional title after sweeping Valley Christian with three straight sets.

 

The Vikings won the regional semi-final at home by set scores of 25-21, 25-8, and 25-15. It was even effort across the board for the Vikings, which saw Abbi Sitte collect15 assists, Agne Zukauskaite and Bella Bunda register 10 kills each. while Sophia Alexander earned 15 digs.

 

The Vikings will hit the road for their regional final match against Hustisford, which also easily handled its semifinal opponent Sheboygan Christian in three sets. Match time is set for 7 p.m.

 

 

Gibraltar embraces rematch on 105.1 The Viking

"One better" than last year has been preached since the first practice of the season, and the Gibraltar Vikings will look to do that as they open the 2019 WIAA Eight-Man Football Playoffs on 105.1 The Viking Friday night.

 

The Vikings will travel to Suring for their Level 1 tilt, a rematch of its 43-24 win over the Eagles during the third week of the season. Key to that win was being able to handle Logan Stuart better than almost any other team in the state, limiting him to 114 yards. Gibraltar head coach Mike Peck says even though the offense is evolved over the course of the season, controlling Stuart's impact is key.

 

Tim Kowols and Grant Dossetto will have the call on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pre-game show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. You can also follow the action by streaming the game at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com, and the DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app.

 

A LOOK BACK: Trick play spurs Gibraltar to victory on 105.1 The Viking

 

FULL COACHES INTERVIEW WITH MIKE PECK

 

Gibraltar volleyball rolls in Division 4 first round

Gibraltar High School's volleyball team made quick work of Oneida Nation in the first round of the WIAA Division 4 postseason tournament Tuesday night. The Vikings took it in straight sets, 25-11, 25-12, 25-8. Abbi Sitte was all over the court with 7 Aces, 10 kills, 26 assists and 26 digs. Agne Zukauskaite led the team in kills with 15 and added 17 digs. Bella Bunda contributed 12 kills.

 

In the second round Thursday, Gibraltar is set to host (6) Valley Christian from Oshkosh. They won in four sets Tuesday, 25-13, 13-25, 25-15, 25-19, over Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah. 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay soccer rained out again

For the third time, their matchup was rained out on Monday. It will not be made up and Sturgeon Bay will have to wait until 2020 to get revenge on the Vikings. They handed the Clippers their first conference loss since 2016 in Fish Creek on October 14th. The final score was 1-0 in a match heard on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar/Sevastopol finished first and second respectively in the Packerland Conference this season. The Vikings were 7-1-3 in the conference. 

 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol now looks ahead to the playoffs where they are a 13-seed and will travel to Kohler for a 7 PM kickoff on Thursday.

Gibraltar football gets seed and familiar opponent

For the second time this season Gibraltar will make a trip to Suring. This time it will be a do-or-die game for both teams. Gibraltar earned a 3-seed in the 8-Man Football Tournament and they'll take on the 2-seeded Eagles on Friday. The Vikings defeated Suring on September 6th 43-24 and held their star running back Logan Stuart to only 112 yards on the ground. Stuart ended up with 2,252 rushing yards on the season. He averaged 267.5 yards per game in the other 8 contests for Suring. It was the Eagles' only loss of the year. The winner of the game will take on the winner of (#1) Newman Catholic and (#4) Marion/Tigerton.

 

You will be able to hear the broadcast of Gibraltar @ Suring on 105.1 The Viking and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com starting at 6:30 PM on Friday with the pregame show. Kickoff will be at 7.

 

 

Running game leads Gibraltar to crown on 105.1 The Viking

The Gibraltar Vikings relied on its running game to capture its first football conference crown in 45 years Friday night, defeating the host Wausaukee Rangers 42-13.

 

The Vikings got off to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to rushing touchdowns from Luke Steebs and Alex Laughlin. After the Rangers' Hayden Reinkow found Brandon Shigouri for a 20-yard touchdown pass, Laughlin found the endzone again from 20 yards out on the ground to make it 22-6 at the break. Laughlin would get his third rushing touchdown of the game on a circus-like recovery of his own fumble for the only score in the third quarter. After the Vikings' Brandon Stillman punched in one touchdown from the one-yard line to open the fourth quarter, Reinkow would score one of his own from the same distance for the Rangers. Sam Lindenberg threw a touchdown pass to Spencer Krause to end the scoring for the evening with less than a minute remaining in the game.

 

The Vikings eclipsed the 300 yard mark rushing as a team for the second time in as many weeks, led by Laughin's 170 yards. The Vikings must now wait to see who, where and when they will play as the playoff field gets set on Saturday.

 

FULL STATS

 

 

 

Vikings cross country teams post top 6 finishes

The Gibraltar boys and girls matched each other at the Packerland Conference Cross Country Championships Thursday on its home course.

 

Both teams took sixth place with the boys faring just slightly better than the girls with 110 points compared to 139. Anthony Casanas took seventh overall with an 18:04 for the boys 5K while Betsy Lecy led the way for the girls with a 22:30.

 

Boys
7, Anthony Casanas 18:04.80
9, Nico Salm 18:34.42

19, Jack Hitzeman 19:11.81
37, Emiliano Marvin 21:09.19
49, James Grasse 34:25.64

 

Girls

14, Betsy Lecy 22:30.78
28, Ana McNally 24:25.71
30, Klara Orrick 24:39.19
31, Maggie Moroney 24:40.07
36, Nina Sitte 25:30.62

Gibraltar chases conference crown on 105.1 The Viking

The first conference crown in 45 years is on the line Friday night when the Gibraltar Vikings battle the Wausaukee Rangers on 105.1 The Viking.

 

The Vikings are tied with Suring for the MONLPC-EIght-Man Conference lead and need a win to keep pace after the Eagles blew out Three Lakes last night 70-24. The Rangers are almost like looking at a mirror offensively with Hayden Renikow trailing the Vikings' Luke Steebs for the passing yards lead and Brandon Shigouri behind Alex Laughlin for the receiving yards title. After losing their first six games, the Rangers have won two straight. This gives Gibraltar head coach Mike Peck more reason to make sure his team stays focused for Friday night and not look ahead to their playoff berth.

Tim Kowols will be on the call from Wausaukee on 105.1 The Viking with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. The game is also available streaming at DoorCountyDailyNews.com and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. If available, a video feed can be found by liking DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com on Facebook.

 

FULL COACHES INTERVIEW

 

Culver's Co-Student-Athletes of the Week: Gibraltar's Connor Duffy and Brandon Stillman

On and off the football field, Gibraltar’s Connor Duffy and Brandon Stillman lead by example. Both players start on offense and defense, anchoring their respective position groups. Along with fellow seniors Dominic Krauel and Paul Hartmann, the pair went undefeated in all of their contested homecoming matchups and finally got their first win against county rival Sevastopol last week. Speaking after last week’s game, Stillman says it is all about getting the win.

For Duffy, he takes great pride in seeing his brother, freshman Jack Duffy, rise up to the occasion.

The Culver’s Co-Student-Athletes of the Week are also partners in the classroom, winning first place in the district DECA meet earlier this year in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team event. The pair hope to lead the Gibraltar Vikings to at least a share of the MONLPC-Eight-Man Football Conference championship when they travel to Wausaukee Friday night.

Gibraltar's Casanas hopes to finish season strong

Gibraltar’s boys cross country team does not always have enough runners to score points, but that is not stopping Anthony Casanas and the rest of his teammates from running hard. Teams need to have at least five runners on their team to compete for team places, which is one runner more than what the Vikings have been able to bring to the starting line on a consistent basis. Casanas, Nico Salm, Jack Hitzeman, and Emiliano Marvin all have been posting impressive and improved times all season long. Casanas has been one of the faster runners on the team, posting sub-19 minute 5K times four out of six races this year including a 17:59 last month at the Jim Bremser Invitational in Mishicot. The sophomore says he has big goals for the rest of the season.

Casanas and the rest of the Gibraltar Vikings cross country team will welcome the rest of the Packerland Conference to Fish Creek this afternoon for its championship races beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Gibraltar volleyball picks up win at Sevastopol

Gibraltar High School's volleyball team went on the road Tuesday to defeat Sevastopol in straight sets 25-20, 25-17, 25-22. It was the third win in conference play for Gibraltar. They finish up 3-5 with their next action being Saturday in the Conference Tournament hosted by Southern Door. The Eagles are the one seed going undefeated in Packerland play. 


Gibraltar remains a dangerous team going into the tournament even though they finished in the bottom half of the conference standings. Gibraltar has faced Southern Door twice this year and taken the Eagles to a deciding set in both matches. 

Gibraltar/Sevastopol soccer topples another good Packerland team

One night after Gibraltar/Sevastopol pulled off a giant upset against Sturgeon Bay, the Vikings beat the second best team in the Packerland Conference. Green Bay NEW Lutheran came into Fish Creek on Tuesday and left with a 3-1 loss. Gibraltar/Sevastopol is now alone in second place in the conference.

 

The Vikings will try to keep their hot streak going on the road on Thursday when they travel to Stockbridge for a 4 PM kickoff.

Gibraltar topples Sevastopol on 105.1 The Viking

Gibraltar had to rely on its ground game to get past its county rival Sevastopol Friday night, winning 36-14 on 105.1 The Viking.

 

The cold, wet, and windy conditions kept the Vikings' air game grounded, but their only completion seemed to help the offense settle into the game. After a 31 yard completion to Alex Laughlin, Brandon Stillman was able to punch it in from 10 yards out to give the Vikings the early lead. Luke Steebs would add another touchdown at the end of the half to make it 16-0 at the break. 

 

The Pioneers and the Vikings traded scores in the third quarter with Spencer Evenson and Laughlin each scoring from inside the ten-yard line. After Triston Beauchamp made it a one-score game for the Pioneers, Laughlin and Steebs each scored touchdowns to put the game out of reach. The two teams combined for close to 600 yards of rushing compared to just 57 yards passing.

 

The Vikings continue their quest for a conference championship next Friday night at Wausaukee. 105.1 The Viking will make the trip with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

 

Full Stats

 

 

Gibraltar takes Southern Door the distance, falls in fifth

The Gibraltar volleyball team could not quite become the first team to topple the conference-leading Southern Door Eagle, losing 3-2. 

 

It was a back and forth match with the set scores being 10-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-21, and finally 11-15. Leading the way for the Vikings was Abbi Sitte with 2 aces 10 kills, 22 assists, and 22 digs,  Bella Bunda adding 4 aces, 12 kills, and 10 digs, Agne Zukauskaite collecting 15 kills and 20 digs, and Sage Krause earning 32 digs.

Gibraltar girls take sixth at Brillion Invite

The Gibraltar Vikings cross country team stayed ahead of the weather with its Thursday cross country meet in Brillion.

 

The girls finished in sixth in the seven-team field, led by freshman Betsy Lecy, who ran a 22:22 to lead the Vikings. The boys' team did not have enough runners Thursday to score points, but that did not stop sophomore Anthony Casanas from having a nice day on the 5K course, running an 18:08.

 

BOYS
1.27.10Anthony Casanas18:08.8Gibraltar

2.30.10Nico Salm18:48.0Gibraltar

3.40.11Jack Hitzeman19:28.2Gibraltar

4.60.10Emiliano Marvin21:39.4Gibraltar

 

GIRLS

1.21.9Betsy Lecy22:22.5Gibraltar

2.37.11Ana McNally24:32.9Gibraltar

3.40.9Klara Orrick24:51.8Gibraltar

4.42.11Maggie Moroney24:59.1Gibraltar

5.48.12Nina Sitte26:02.3Gibraltar

6.50.11Audrey Viste26:30.5Gibraltar