Gibraltar High School

Gibraltar honors four student-athletes

Brady Ash, Ben Fitzgerald, Bella Bunda, Kayla Scharrig have all been for their success on and off the playing field.

 

The four were nominated by principal Gereon Methner for the Packerland Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards. League principals nominated a pair of boys and girls student-athletes, cheerleaders, pom/dance squad members, student trainers and managers from their schools for the honor. All the student-athletes recognized must be a second-semester senior, earn at least four varsity letters during their career. and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. 

Sitte, Stillman named Gibraltar student-athletes of the year

Abbi Sitte and Brandon Stillman were named Gibraltar's student-athletes of the year during the school's virtual senior awards night Wednesday.

 

Sitte was hoping to qualify for the state track meet again this spring after competing in the 100M, 200M, and 4 x 200M relay last year. Sitte was also an all-Packerland Conference performer in volleyball and basketball during her senior year. Gibraltar's volleyball team won two straight regional championships and the basketball team was a game away from qualifying for sectionals in 2020 with Sitte on the team. Sitte will attend UW-Milwaukee in the fall.

 

Stillman was aiming to help the baseball team breakthrough to the state baseball tournament after helping it win regionals two years in a row. He was also an All-MONLPC Eight-Man Honorable Mention running back for the football team that made two straight playoff appearances and played on the sectional-qualifying basketball team in 2019. Stillman will head to Arizona State this fall.


DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1995 Gibraltar Cross Country

Familiar faces helped the Gibraltar Vikings' girls cross country team repeat as state champions in 1995.

 

Taking place once again at the state's cross country course in Wisconsin Rapids, Felice Birmingham shaved off over 15 seconds to be the team's top finisher with a time of 15:44 on the 4K course. That was good for fourth overall and second place out of the runners connected to teams. Gibraltar had four of its five runners finish in the top 10 for scoring spots for teams. Erika Jacobson (15:58) broke 16 minutes while Alissa Jacobson followed closely behind with a time of 16:06. Newcomer Julie Jorns came in fourth place for the Vikings on the score sheet, running a 16:13. Sarah Blackwood ran a 17:13 to place all scoring Vikings runners in the top 50 overall.

 

PlaceNameSchoolTime

1Rachel EarneyCochrane-Fountain City15:10

2Stphanie SpeckmanJuda15:23

3Mel LuetheBrookwood15:41

4Felice BirminghamGibraltar15:44

5Denise Bay Glidden15:48

6Tasha WiegelRib Lake15:54

7Erika JacobsonGibraltar15:58

8Jennifer JeromeBangor15:59

9Alissa LeustekDrummond16:00

10Melissa HippHilbert16:04

11Lori FormoeBoyceville16:04

12Alissa JacobsonGibraltar16:06

13Frida ValdimarssonFennimore16:06

14Laura AneshansleySpencer16:10

15Debra ArnesonFall Creek16:11

16Julie JornsGibraltar16:13

17Autumn PohlmanMarshall16:15

18Vicky PaulsonAugusta16:20

19Jill DivanPrinceton16:22

20Amanda MikaDrumond16:23

21Jaclyn WilkinsonFennimore16:26

22Faye GilbertNorth Crawford16:29

23Kim BlackburnFennimore16:31

24Tiffany ShirzFennimore16:32

25Kara WirthDarlington16:33

26Mindy BeredesBrookwood16:37

27Sara VandevoordeHurley16:40

28Jessica ZellHurley16:41

29Marsha TenpasElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah16:44

30Kristy BurnsWebster16:44

31Melissa KraemerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah16:46

32Karen HelmsFennimore16:48

33Beth TanulaMellen16:48

34Molly WhitfordDarlington16:49

35Krystal CarrBrookwood16:49

36Julie LiebichColfax16:51

37Catherine CullenRib Lake16:55

38Christina BairdAlgoma16:57

39Tamara GreenPestigo16:58

40Kari WondersDarlington16:59

41Julie StemperElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:00

42Diane FuerstenbergIowa-Grant17:01

43Melissa SchwartzFall Creek17:01

44Lydena RogersMarshall17:03

45Karin PetersonBrookwood17:06

46Kelly CordtsFennimore17:08

47Natalie WittDrummond17:09

48Jody DollBrookwood17:10

49Sarah BlackwoodGibraltar17:13

50Karri WittDrummond17:16

51Tricia GundersonFall Creek17:18

52Jennie FitzpatrickDarlington17:18

53Denise KlotterGibraltar17:19

54Susan WaskowiakRib Lake17:20

55Carrie CarnesHurley17:21

56Kristin BurhoDrummond17:22

57Gina StauffacherDarlington17:24

58Amy HeinMarshall17:24

59Ashley HollandNew Glarus/Monticello17:25

60Tish WitzigFennimore17:27

61Danica KranigFall Creek17:33

62Becky GrossheimElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:43

63April ThumsRib Lake17:45

64Emily HaackMarshall17:45

65Kathy StauffacherDarlington17:59

66Trisha WagnerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:59

67Janelle CiprianoFall Creek18:00

68Kathy SmithDarlington18:02

69Amy KoivistoHurley18:16

70Tina MrozinskiHurley18:23

71Kris RynesBrookwood18:24

72Jacci SchweitzerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah18:25

73Stacia VolbrechtFall Creek18:26

74Erika WilsonGibraltar18:37

75Beth RileyMarshall18:38

76Karen CudworthElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah18:40

77Ashley AholaHurley18:54

78Darcy BarnhartMarshall18:51

79Steph InnesHurley18:54

80Deran WeisDrummond18:57

81Dawn ArndtBrookwood19:08

82Kim PoncekRib Lake19:20

83Darcey OchodnickyRib Lake19:45

84Stacey KlimbeckRib Lake19:47

85Shelby HeuerFall Creek20:04

86Adrieene HansonDrummond20:30

87Gemma GuintaMarshall21:01

 

 

Team Standings

ScoresTeamScoresTotal

1Gibraltar2-4-6-9-33  54

2Fennimore7-12-13-14-21  67

3Brookwood1-16-23-29-32  101

4Drummond5-11-31-34-40  121

5Darlington15-22-25-36-41  139

6Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah19-20-26-45-49  159

7Fall Creek8-27-35-44-50  164

8Rib Lake3-24-38-46-65  176

9Hurley17-18-39-52-53  179

10Marshall10-28-42-47-58  185

DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1994 Gibraltar Cross Country

A runner from Sevastopol may have won the battle, but it was the Gibraltar girls' cross country team that won the war in 1994 as it captured its first of two straight championships.

 

Four Vikings runners finished in the top 15, including Erika Johnson's time of 15:29 on the 4K course. That was good enough to be in first place for the runners connected to teams. Felice Birmingham (16:02), Kristy Jacobson (16:08), and Alissa Jacobson (16:33) broke the 17-minute barrier while Melissa Weborg rounded out the top five. Their efforts helped the Vikings beat second-place  Brookwood 53-89.

 

It was a good day for the peninsula with seven runners placing in the top 50. Sevastopol's Maria Otto captured the individual title that day, running a 14:58.

 

FINAL RESULTS

PlaceNameSchoolTime

1Maria OttoSevastopol14:58

2Rachel EarneyCochrane-Fountain City15:15

3Karla YoungMelrose-Mindoro15:25

4Erika JohnsonGibraltar15:29

5Melanie LuetheBrookwood15:29

6Sara KlimeckRib Lake15:35

7Stephanie SpeckmanJuda15:41

8Faye GilbertNorth Crawford15:50

9Kimberly YoungMelrose-Mindoro15:25

10Keri WellsWaterloo15:53

11Jesse SchweigertBruce15:56

12Felice BirminghamGibraltar16:02

13Amy HoelCornell16:07

14Kristy JacobsonGibraltar16:08

15Karen HelmsFennimore16:09

16Jody DollBrookwood16:12

17Tasha WiegelRib Lake16:15

18Denise BayGlidden16:25

19Jessica ZellHurley 16:26

20Robin WissinkFall Creek16:26

21Sara VandevoordeHurley 16:26

22Amanda MikaDrummond16:30

23Christina BairdAlgoma16:32

24Alissa JacobsonGibraltar16:33

25Stephanie GoplinOsseo-Fairchild16:34

26Jamie LuetschwagerAthens16:37

27Beth TanulaMellen16:39

28Mandi HansenAlbany16:39

29Kim BlackburnFennimore16:41

30Marsha TenpasElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah16:42

31April ThumsRib Lake16:44

32Jenny WittBrookwood16:45

33Krystal CarrBrookwood16:45

34Connie HankinsSolon Springs16:50

35Ivy PetersonFall Creek16:58

36Tiffany SchrizFennimore16:59

37Julie StemperElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah16:59

38Becky FreymillerFennimore17:00

39Kari WondersDarlington17:02

40Stef BroeAlbany17:02

41Jennie FitzpatrickDarlington17:03

42Denise ArnesonFall Creek17:04

43Danica KranigFall Creek17:06

44Jamie FuerstenbergFennimore17:07

45Krista OmmondtAlbany17:09

46Becky GrossheimElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:13

47Melissa WeborgGibraltar17:14

48Jen WeberElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:14

49Melissa KraemerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:15

50Jaclyn WilkinsonFennimore17:15

51Laura EricksonWebster17:17

52Susan SackettFall Creek17:17

53Amanda CarriveauAmherst17:18

54Jolene WorzallaOzaukee17:24

55Stacey BinderAlbany17:25

56Kelly KrollFennimore17:25

57Nichole DennisHurley17:27

58Sarah KruserDarlington17:28

59Kara WirthDarlington17:28

60Trisha WagnerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah17:30

61Heather TealeAlbany17:32

62Ann PagenkopfWebster17:33

63Danielle WagnerBrookwood17:34

64Sarah PattinsonDarlinton17:34

65Amy SonsallaDarlington17:36

66Melissa SchwartzFall Creek17:37

67Kris WindbielWebster17:37

68Karin PetersonBrookwood17:42

69Catherine CullenRib Lake17:43

70Jenny CooperDarlington17:51

71Laura BushRib Lake17:51

72Christy BurnsWebster17:55

73Ashley AholaHurley18:04

74Carrie OmmodtAlbany18:07

75Ann DunphyAlbany18:08

76Kim ScheithauerRib Lake18:09

77Amy KoivistoHurley18:28

78Kristy ElsemoreHurley18:34

79Jenni DwyerGibraltar18:44

80Heidi AndristqRib Lake18:49

81Megan RindalFall Creek19:08

82Jody InceWebster19:22

83Dawn ArndtBrookwood19:28

84Carrie CarnesHurley19:46

85Rindy NelsonWebster19:47

86Heidi GottsackerElkhart Lake-Glenbeulah19:50

87Jean ZimmerWebster19:59

 

Team Standings

ScoresTeamScoresTotal

1Gibraltar1-4-5-12-3  153

2Brookwood2-7-17-18-45  89

3Fennimore6-14-20-22-28  90

4Fall Creek10-19-26-27-36  118

5Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah15-21-30-32-33  131

6Rib Lake3-8-16-51-53  131

7Albany13-24-29-37-43  146

8Hurley9-11-39-55-59  173

9Darlington23-35-40-41-46  175

10Webster35-44-49-54-64  246
 


Gibraltar/Washington Island baseball gives back

When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled their annual tournament trip to the Wisconsin Dells, members of the Gibraltar/Washington Island baseball team could only think of one place where the money should go.

 

The team donated $1,500 to the Door County Fire Chiefs Association and $500 to efforts on Washington Island as communities across the country address the needs of their residents. Gibraltar senior baseball player Brandon Stillman says the money they raised was a sign of support from the community for their team. He believes it was only right to donate it back.

 

 

The donations came a day after the Gibraltar Area School Board unanimously approved canceling in-person classroom and extracurricular activities for the rest of the school year. 

 

Picture courtesy of the Door County Fire Chiefs Association

 

FULL INTERVIEW WITH BRANDON STILLMAN

 

Laughlin receiving football offers

With baseball season on the shelf for now, Gibraltar wide receiver, linebacker and running back Alex Laughlin can turn his attention to the mailbox as college programs come calling.

 

According to his mother Heather Laughlin, the All-Conference performer has received two offers from Division II schools: Southwest Minnesota State and Upper Iowa. SMSU went 3-8 in 2019 while Upper Iowa went 2-9. During his junior year, Laughlin led the MONLPC-8 in receiving yards with 1131. In his high school career Laughlin has accrued 1589 yard rushing (7.9 yd avg rush) and 3156 yards receiving, finding the endzone 60 times. He has also registered 247 tackles including 28 for a loss on defense. 


DKHS.com's Champion of Champions Series: 1979 Gibraltar Baseball

The Gibraltar baseball program was already powerhouse before they had their breakthrough at state over 40 years ago.

 

The Vikings won 17 conference championships before Rod Billerbeck led his 1979 team to an 8-4 win over Spencer to win the state title at Wausau Athletic Park. In its matchup against Deerfield, it set a state record with eight stolen bases during their 10-2 victory. They almost set it again when they did face Spencer for the title, swiping seven bags. The 15 bags stolen in the two games remains a record for the state tournament, with Wisconsin Heights (14) and St. Mary Catholic (13, 2006) the only ones that come close. 

 

The state title drought ended after a 24-hour rain delay with pitchers Hans Logerquist and Jon Bastian holding Spencer to just one hit in the game. Jeff Paschke was an offensive star in the game, hitting a double and scoring a run in the second inning to break a 2-2 tie and then tripling home one run and scoring on a suicide squeeze in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

 

Ending their season on a 20 game winning streak, the 1979 Gibraltar baseball team remains the school's only boys state championship squad.

 

The Door County Library's Online Newspaper archive provided much of the content for this article.

 

 

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.