Gibraltar High School

Coaches make best out of situation

With spring sports seasons postponed until further notice, it might be hard for local high school coaches to get a chuckle under the current circumstances.

 

Enter Gibraltar boys' basketball coach Justin Burress. Like many local coaches, Burress teaches at the school, focusing his time with sixth graders. With students having to do remote learning for the foreseeable future, teachers are connecting with students through web-based programs and with video. While it is usually one way communication, Burress decides to have a little more fun with it. Check out the video below from Gibraltar's Facebook page.

 

 

 

Screenshot from Gibraltar's Facebook page

Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week: Gibraltar's Sage Krause

Even before it was canceled, one of the state’s most prolific three-point shooters would not be in Green Bay for its annual contest. Gibraltar’s Sage Krause knocked down 74 three-point shots during the 2019-2020 season, which was good for seventh in the state across all divisions. Four of those came in the Vikings’ heartbreaking regional semi-final loss against Gillett last month. Following the game, Krause said the seniors were inspiring.

Before she returns to the hardwood, the Culver’s Student Athlete of the Week will head out to the diamond to play on the softball team this spring.

 

 

 


Gibraltar football looks for third straight playoff berth

The Gibraltar football team hopes to keep its momentum rolling in 2020.

 

Newman Catholic has ended the Vikings' season the last two years, but its playoff win against Suring was its first decades.

 

Friday, Aug 28, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. White Lake/Elcho White Lake High School     

Thursday, Sep 3, 2020

Game 6:00PM Three Lakes Gibraltar High School
Competitive Athletic Field (Football/Soccer)     

Friday, Sep 11, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Laona-Wabeno Laona-Wabeno     

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Algoma Algoma High School     

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

Game 7:00PM Gillett Gibraltar High School
Competitive Athletic Field (Football/Soccer)     

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020

Game 1:00PM Oneida/NEW Lutheran Gibraltar High School
Competitive Athletic Field (Football/Soccer)     

 (Rescheduled from 10-02-20)

Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Game 7:00PM Away vs. Lena Lena High School     

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Game 7:00PM Sevastopol Gibraltar High School
Competitive Athletic Field (Football/Soccer)     

Gibraltar loses regional final to Wausaukee on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar Vikings came up short in its bid for a second straight regional title, losing to Wausaukee 79-70.

 

Both teams traded baskets in the opening minutes, but a 13-2 run by the Rangers gave the Vikings an uphill battle they would have to climb the rest of the game. The Rangers carried a 46-36 advantage into the break thanks to Tristian Pollard, Brandon Shigouri, and Hayden Renikow combining to score 29 points and causing several Viking players to be in foul trouble. Dominic Krauel scored 13 first-half points to lead the Vikings. The second half saw the Vikings get to within seven points late, but a three-point shot by Pollard followed by another two-point basket underneath put a stop to the comeback attempt. Renikow led all scorers with 23 points for the Rangers while Spencer Krause led the Vikings with 18. A tightly called the game, the Vikings had four of its five starters foul out and several others on both teams with at least three fouls.

 

The Vikings finish their season 7-18 and say good-bye to seniors Paul Hartmann, Brandon Stillman, Conor Duffy, and Dominic Krauel.


Gibraltar advances to regional final against Wausaukee on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar Vikings used a 23-9 run to end the first half as a springboard to their second straight regional final as they beat the Suring Eagles 66-49 in Fish Creek.

 

The game was back and forth in the early going with the score tied 11-11 The Vikings clamped down on the Eagles defensively from there on out while Sam Lindenberg and Dominic Krauel carried the offense to a 34-20 halftime. Both coaches used timeouts to cut off runs by either team, but the Eagles were never able to get to within single digits. The Vikings had four players in double figures, led by Krauel's 16 points and Lindenberg's 14. Dequez Sepulveda led the Eagles with 14 points in the loss.

 

The Vikings will hit the road for the regional final as they head to Wausaukee for a 7 p.m. tilt. The top-seeded Rangers beat Goodman-Pembine 66-39. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. on 105.1 WSBW.

Gibraltar boys basketball looks to keep streak on 105.1 WSBW

Many of the members of the Gibraltar boys basketball team were in the same spot just a few months ago as they await their matchup with Suring on Friday night in Fish Creek.

 

Suring was also the opponent when the Gibraltar football team was looking to advance in the WIAA Eight-man Football Playoffs. That game eventually went to the Vikings, but not before the Eagles came back to almost spoil the celebration. The difference now is that it is the Eagles, led by Jayden Geniesse, that is the lower seed and making the trip east. The Eagles earned the semifinal berth by beating St. Thomas Aquinas 61-38 on Tuesday night while the Vikings got theirs by blowing past Bowler 97-67.

 

Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

 

FULL COACHES INTERVIEW WITH GIBRALTAR'S JUSTIN BURRESS

 

 


Gibraltar shoots past Bowler on 105.1 WSBW

Three players scored at least 20 points for the Gibraltar Vikings as they won their first-round matchup against the Bowler Panthers 97-67.

 

In the first half, Dominic Krauel and Luke Steebs were able to use their size and speed to eleven baskets from within five feet of the hoop. Sam Lindenberg came on late in the first half to stretch the Panthers' defense and the lead by sinking four of six three-pointers to give the Vikings a nine-point lead at the break. Krauel opened up the second half scoring the first nine points to take the rout to another level. Steebs led all scorers with 30 points while Krauel added 27 points and Lindenberg chipped in 24 points. The Panthers were led in scoring by Zach Fehrmann's 21 points.

 

The Vikings will return their home court on Friday night when they host Suring, which beat St. Thomas Aquinas 61-38. Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call on 105.1 WSBW beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

Gibraltar boys looks to make tournament run on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar Vikings boys basketball team looks to win its second straight regional championship when it begins Division 5 tournament play Tuesday night against Bowler.

 

Both teams come into the match-up with similar records, just winning a handful of games during the regular season. Zachary Fehrman and Lane Schultz are the one-two punch for the Panthers, averaging a combined 30 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists a game. The Vikings are a little more balanced offensively with Luke Steebs averaging 15 points a game and teammate Sam Lindenberg contributing 10 points a night. Head coach Justin Burress sees a lot of similarities between this team and last year's squad that won only 10 regular-season games before winning three straight in the playoffs.

 

 

Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call on 105.1 WSBW beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m. You can also tune into the action at DoorCountyDailyNews.com, DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com, and the DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app.

 

FULL COACH INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN BURRESS

 

Culver's Student-Athlete of the Week: Gibraltar's Dominic Krauel

It is all about doing the hard work that precedes success for Gibraltar’s Dominic Krauel. That’s why Vikings head coach Justin Burress nominated the senior for the Culver’s Student-Athlete of the Week award, who is making the most of his opportunity after playing junior varsity in past years. A solid contributor for the team’s football and baseball teams as well, Krauel is also an accomplished percussionist. His ensemble recently received a top ranking at the Solo and Ensemble Contest held earlier this month at Southern Door, securing an appearance at the state festival this spring. Krauel is hopeful his basketball team will have similar success when the playoffs begin next week.

Krauel is averaging just over seven points a game for the Vikings, which begin their playoff quest in Division 5 next Tuesday in Fish Creek against Bowler.

 

GIBRALTAR'S STATE-QUALIFYING PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (KRAUEL ON DRUMSET)

 

Gibraltar drops heartbreaker in regional semis on 105.1 WSBW

For the second year in a row, the Gibraltar girls' basketball season ended shy of the regional finals, this time with a loss to Gillett 59-56.

 

The Vikings led for much for the game thanks to a 16-0 run in the early stages of the first half. Maggie Moroney and Sage Krause each hit a pair of threes and Abbi Sitte used to speed to score 10 first-half points to give Gibraltar a 28-18 lead at the break. Halftime gave the Tigers the time needed to light a fire under its leading scorer Karissa Schaal. Held scoreless in the first half, Schaal scored all 17 points in the second frame to help give the Tigers a lead in the final two minutes. Trading free throws and lay-ups until the end, a last second heave from Krause was short, ending the season early for the Vikings. Sydney Young and Aubrey DeBauch also scored in double figures for the Tigers. The Vikings battled for the entire 36 minutes, led by 15 points from Sitte and 12 points from Krause. 

 

The Vikings will lose Abbi Sitte and Nina Sitte to graduation after finishing the season 14-10.

Gibraltar looks for regional final berth on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar girls basketball team looks to extend their season at least one more night when it faces Gillett on 105.1 WSBW Friday night.

 

The Vikings clinched their trip to Gillett with a 58-38 victory over Suring Tuesday night. The Tigers earned their second straight home playoff game in Division 5 action with a 65-41 win over Wausaukee. The Vikings lost their previous matchup against the Tigers 63-43, thanks in part to the double scoring threat of Aubrey DeBauch and Karissa Schaal. That game was months ago and at the tail end of Abbi Sitte's time out of the line-up due to injury. Gibraltar head coach Devin Thomas says the Vikings team he saw on film from that night is not the same one sitting on his bench now.

 

 

Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m. on 105.1 The Viking. The game is also available online at DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com, DoorCountyDailyNews.com, and the DoorCountyDailyNews.com mobile app.

 

 

FULL COACH INTERVIEW WITH DEVIN THOMAS

 

Gibraltar cruises past Suring on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar Vikings clamped down on the Suring Eagles Tuesday night, winning the first round game 58-38.

 

After a slow start for both teams, the Vikings offense caught fire thanks to Sage Krause knocking down a pair of three-pointers and Sophia Alexander keeping possessions alive with good offensive rebounding. Entering the second half up 27-13, the Vikings were able to increase their lead even more with Abbi Sitte scoring seven of her nine points in the final frame. Krause led the Vikings with 13 points, followed by Alexander's 12 and Maggie Moroney's 11. Kate Mahoney led the Eagles with 14 points.

 

The Vikings will play at Gillett on Friday night at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 105.1 WSBW beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame followed by the opening tip.

Second half run dooms Gibraltar boys

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team could not slow down the Southern Door Eagles in the second half of their 73-52 defeat Monday night.

 

The game was tied at 33 apiece at the break, but the Eagles took over in the second half offensively. They outscored the Vikings 40-19 in the final frame. Ryan Claflin led all scorers with 22 points while Alex Daoust (15) and Devin Schinktgen (11) also scored in double figures on the evening. Luke Steebs led the Vikings with 17 points while the Eagles defense allowed no other player score more than eight points.

 

Gibraltar did get some good news Monday when they learned they would be hosting Bowler in the first round of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs beginning on Tuesday. Southern Door will get a bye.

Gibraltar girls host playoff opener on 105.1 WSBW

The Gibraltar girls basketball team will begin their march towards Green Bay in front of a friendly Fish Creek crowd Tuesday when they host Suring in the first round of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs Tuesday night.

 

The Vikings come into the contest with a four-game winning streak and sweeping all six games against Door County schools this season. Abbi Sitte leads the team in scoring with just over 17 points per game, but it was in her absence early in the season that may set the tone for the Vikings' playoff run. Coach Devin Thomas says players needed to step up during that time and now he has been able to develop a deep bench in the process.

 

 

The Eagles come into the game having won just three of their 15 games in the New Year, led by Kylie Stelzer's 14 points game. Bryan Mazur and Tim Kowols will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

 

 

FULL INTERVIEW WITH COACH DEVIN THOMAS

 

Gibraltar boys look to close season strong

Just a couple of games are left before the Gibraltar boys' basketball team begins a new season in the Division 5 playoffs.

 

The Vikings will first face Southern Door this week when the two teams meet in Brussels Monday night. They are looking to stop a five game skid in the Packerland Conference, which includes a nail-biting 75-74 defeat to Sevastopol last week. Led by Division 1 recruit Ryan Claflin, the Eagles are on a six game winning streak in the Packerland Conference, including two blowout victories over Algoma and Sturgeon Bay.

 

Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar continues hot streak towards playoffs

Unless it says Kewaunee across the jersey, nothing seems to be slowing the Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team these days.

 

The Vikings beat Sturgeon Bay Thursday 49-43, outscoring the host Clippers by three each half. Sage Krause knocked down five three-pointers en-route to a team leading 22 points on the evening. Abbi Sitte chipped in 13 points. Sarah Bridenhagen led the Clippers with 12 points, connecting on two of Sturgeon Bay's seven three-point shots.

Gibraltar can't keep pace against Peshtigo

The Gibraltar Vikings fought hard but ultimately could not keep up with the Packerland's number four team, falling to Peshtigo 73-57.

 

The Vikings were down by only a single point at the end of the first half, but were outscored by 15 after the break to give the Bulldogs their final margin of victory. Dominic Krauel and Luke Steebs led the Vikings offensively, scoring 16 points apiece. Cade Tackmeier led all scorers with 36 points for the Bulldogs,  

Sitte leads Gibraltar girls over Southern Door

The hot streak continues for the Gibraltar girls' basketball team after they beat Southern Door 71-31 Monday night.

 

Abbi Sitte scored 25 points in the game with Sage Krause and Maggie Moroney contributing 16 and 12 points respectively as well. The Vikings jumped all over the Eagles, carrying a 30 point advantage into the break. Nicole Norton led the way for the Eagles with 13 points. No other Eagles player scored more than five points in the contest. The win made the Vikings nine for their last eleven with their only losses coming against Kewaunee. The Vikings also learned they will be hosting in the first round of next week's playoffs. They will play Suring next Tuesday before a possible date against Gillett next Friday.

Gibraltar falls to Oconto

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team played better in the second half, but could not dig out of a big first-half deficit in its 66-49 loss to Oconto Thursday night.

 

The Vikings were able to outscore the Blue Devils in the second half 32-26, but that only chipped away at the 23 point deficit it faced entering the frame. Luke Steebs and Sam Lindenberg led the Vikings in the scoring department, collecting 15 and 10 points. Marcus Reinhardt was right behind with nine points, get all of his points from behind the arc. The Blue Devils were led by Josh Woller's 17 points.

 

The Vikings are back at it again Friday night as they face St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin near Milwaukee at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar girls notch impressive win against Peshtigo

The Peshtigo High School girls’ basketball team came into Tuesday’s contest at Gibraltar in second place. The Bulldogs leave in second place but it is much more tenuous now. Gibraltar has only been slowed down by Kewaunee in Packerland play the past month and the Vikings have now rallied to within a game of Peshtigo.


Gibraltar ran away from the Bulldogs, 56-39, behind Abbigael Sitte’s game-high 17 points. Maggie Moroney chipped in an additional 11. Gibraltar was able to empty the benches late and had nine players pick up at least one basket. Gibraltar’s run should continue through the weekend as their next game is a favorable matchup with Sevastopol.

 

Gibraltar struggles offensively against Crivitz

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team just could not get its offense in sync Monday night in its 56-34 loss to Crivitz.

 

Potentially setting the tone for the game was the lack of action for one of its best players in Abbi Sitte, who was limited to just five minutes of action, collecting just a single assist and rebound in the game. Sitte battled injuries earlier in the season. Missing a key part of its offense, the Vikings had no players score in double figures with Sage Krause and Sophia Alexander each leading the team with eight points. The Wolverines were paced by Emalee Johnson, who scored 12 points on the evening.

 

The Vikings will get back to work right away Tuesday night as they host Peshtigo.

Gibraltar girls look to bounce back

The Gibraltar girls' basketball team hopes to erase the memories of their matchup against Kewaunee when they head out on the road to face Oconto on Saturday.

 

The Vikings gave up 47 points in a game-turning second half Thursday night that saw them go on to lose to the conference-leading Storm 74-46. Outside of their two games to Kewaunee the past two weeks, the Vikings have not lost since January 7th, which was at the tail end of Abbi Sitte's absence from the line-up. Sitte remains the team's leader in points, rebounds, and assists. The Blue Devils sit below the Vikings in the conference standings having lost four of their last six games including their last outing against Algoma. 

 

The two teams square off at 7:30 p.m. 

Gibraltar boys head to NEW Lutheran

The Gibraltar boys' basketball team looks to topple their Green Bay rivals in Titletown Friday night as they travel to face NEW Lutheran.

 

Neither team is exactly where they thought they would be one year removed from their exciting sectional semi-final matchup last year that saw the Blazers come away victorious. Both teams are 3-7 in conference play so far. Luke Steebs has been carrying much of the load for the Vikings averaging 15 points and three assists a game. Gibraltar head coach Justin Burress says other players have been playing very well this season.

 

 

The two teams tip off at NEW Lutheran at 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar falls at Kewaunee

The Kewaunee Storm girl's basketball team was going to play with a little extra intensity after its first loss of the season earlier this week and Gibraltar just happened to be the next team on the schedule.

 

The Vikings were able to keep the Storm somewhat under control in the first half before Kewaunee cruised to a 74-46 victory Thursday night. The Storm only had an eight-point advantage heading into halftime but outscored the Vikings 47-27 in the second half. It was one of the few times the Vikings were outgunned from behind the arc as well with the Storm holding a 9-7 advantage in three-point shots made. Abbi Sitte led the Vikings with 19 points and Sage Krause collected 12 of her 16 points from behind the arc. 

 

The loss drops the Vikings to 8-8 on the season with their next game coming up Saturday at Oconto.

Gibraltar plays make-up game against Kewaunee

The Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team will get to avenge one of the few losses in its current winning streak Thursday night when it hosts Kewaunee.

 

Gibraltar and Kewaunee will make up their postponed December 12th matchup in Fish Creek at 7:30 p.m. The Storm is coming off their first loss of the season Tuesday night, but remain undefeated in Packerland play. The Vikings have won five of their last six games with their only blemish coming last week in a 61-49 defeat.