Gibraltar High School

Gibraltar rides Steebs' hot hand to win

The Gibraltar High School boys basketball team picked up their third win of the season Friday night versus Algoma, 77-67. Algoma actually boasted the game-high scorer, Carter Zimmerman had 25 points but the visitors nabbed the victory. Zimmerman dueled with Gibraltar’s Luke Steebs who finished with 22. Steebs was aided by Sam Lindenberg’ 18 and Will Friedenfels who netted 12 points. Four Vikings reached double figures.


Gibraltar is back on the court Monday against Oneida Nation. Algoma visits Kewaunee. The Storm are fresh off their first loss in Packerland Conference play.

 

Gibraltar travels to Algoma for Packerland boys showdown

The Gibraltar Vikings look to rebound from their loss to Sturgeon Bay earlier this week when they travel to Algoma to face the Wolves Friday night.

 

In their 71-44 loss to Sturgeon Bay, Luke Steebs led the way with 16 points as he continues to lead the team in scoring and assists. Brady Ash is having a strong senior campaign, averaging just over 10 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. The Vikings hope to put some more distance between them and the Wolves, who are 0-8 in conference play but enter the game with some extra confidence after winning their last game against NEWCHAA.

 

Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.


Gibraltar girls winning streak extends to three

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team has vaulted into the top half of the Packerland Conference standings after securing their third straight win Thursday night. The Vikings nipped the Algoma Wolves, 51-47, in Fish Creek. 


It was a tale of two halves, Gibraltar led 17-16 at the break before netting 34 in the final 18 minutes. Abbigael Sitte led the way with 17 and Sage Krause added 12 points. Sitte was a bit more economical from the field, making five of 11 attempts. Krause was only 3-17 but was perfect at the free throw line. For the game, Gibraltar was 15-50 from the field, roughly 30 percent.


Gibraltar earns a bit of a vacation as a reward for their recent hot play. They’re off for a full week, returning to the court next Thursday against Sturgeon Bay. Algoma falls to 5-8 overall and has to take on the Kewaunee juggernaut in a rivalry game at home Monday.

 

Gibraltar looks to fend off Wolves

The Gibraltar girls' basketball team is sitting in the middle of a crowded Packerland Conference ahead of its matchup with Algoma.

 

The Vikings took their lumps in conference play while star player Abbi Sitte nursed an injury, going 0-5 during that stretch. They have been fighting back strong in recent games, winning their last two. The game is a rematch of a low-scoring affair that saw the Vikings prevail 39-22. Sitte scored 19 points in the game while Maggie Moroney and Sage Krause each added seven. The Vikings defense held the Wolves to just 18 percent shooting from the field with no player scoring more than six points.

 

Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.


Gibraltar girls gelling together

The Gibraltar girls' basketball team are coming together after going through some challenges earlier in the season. The first major change came from the bench as Devin Thomas slid over from the assistant coach seat to take over the program from Josh Kropuenske after having the reins for 10 years. Thomas worked under Kropuenske as an assistant for seven years. The second challenge for the Vikings came during a multiple game stretch without its best player Abbi Sitte, who leads the team in points, rebounds, and assists. While they did not get many wins during that streak, Thomas says it forced the rest of the team to rely on their own talent and play together.


Winners of their last two games, the Vikings will play at home Thursday against Algoma.

 

FULL INTERVIEW WITH GIBRALTAR HEAD COACH DEVIN THOMAS

 

Gibraltar girls win at Southern Door

It has been a tale of two seasons this year for Gibraltar High School’s girls basketball team. After a 3-1 start, there was a long losing streak, and now they’re back to their winning ways. Gibraltar pulled a mild upset at Southern Door Tuesday night, 51-48. They trailed by 15 at halftime and stormed back with 37 points in the second frame. It was only the second conference loss for the Eagles. Gibraltar improved to .500.


 Abbigael Sitte was the star for the Vikings with 24 points and nine rebounds. She also nabbed four steals. Sage Krause got to 11 points but was 3-13 from the field to do it. Gibraltar’s next game is Saturday against Sturgeon Bay. Southern Door is on the court Thursday against Kewaunee.

 


Gibraltar breaks losing streak in convincing fashion

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday night with a dominating performance against Sevastopol. The Vikings won 58-34 at their home gym. Sevastopol falls to 0-6 in Packerland Conference play. Gibraltar improved to 2-3, a half game back of fourth place in the standings. Up next for Gibraltar is a trip to Brussels to take on Southern Door Tuesday. Sevastopol hosts undefeated Kewaunee.

Gibraltar boys and girls on court Tuesday

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team dropped its fifth straight contest on Tuesday at Gillett. The Tigers shot over 50 percent from the floor and got solid contributions from three starters to cruise 63-43. Aubrey DeBauch netted 21, Karissa Schaal racked up 19 and Camryn Long added 13 points for Gillett. Gibraltar was paced by Abbigael Sitte with 18 points. Nina Sitte and Sage Krause edged into double figures. Gibraltar attempts to snap its skid on Friday against Sevastopol.


The Gibraltar boys basketball team took a 27-18 lead into halftime at home against Peshtigo but couldn’t hold it. The Bulldogs had bite in the second stanza putting up 34 points and winning 52-50. Brady Ash and Sam Lindenberg each had a dozen for Gibraltar. Cade Tackmier dropped 18 for Peshtigo. The Gibraltar boys are now 1-6 overall. Their next game is Saturday at Sevastopol.

 

Gibraltar basketball teams both lose by 40

The Gibraltar High School boys and girls teams were both on the road Friday night and both lost by 40. That’s where the similarities end. The girls team fell in a nonconference game against Two Rivers, 63-23. The boys dropped a conference matchup against Oconto, 85-45. The last win for either team was December 6th. The girls team tries to end the drought against Peshtigo on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs are undefeated in Packerland play this year. The boys host Peshtigo on Tuesday. 

Gibraltar girls nipped by single point

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team lost by a lone point Friday to Oconto, 58-57. The defeat pulls Gibraltar down to 3-3 overall. The Vikings attempted an extraordinary number of three-pointers, 42 in total. They connected at a less than 25 percent clip. All things considered, given the final score, some more high percentage shots may have been advised. Sage Krause had 24 points to lead Gibraltar supported by Maggie Moroney’s 19. 


Gibraltar’s next game is January 3rd at Two Rivers.

 

Gibraltar boys give up 80 in loss

The Gibraltar High School boys basketball team did enough offensively to win Thursday night, nearly matching their season-high in points, but the defense proved to be a problem again. The Vikings lost to NEW Lutheran, 81-63 less than a week after giving up 79 points to Kewaunee. Gibraltar has also given up over 70 to Brillion and Chilton early on in the season. That is putting too much pressure on the offense and the Vikings have found themselves allowing furious rallies that they can’t halt.


The team does not return to the court until the New Year when they visit Oconto on January 3rd.

 

Gibraltar girls can't solve NEW Lutheran

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team fell to NEW Lutheran 51-36 on Tuesday night. The Vikings are another team to add to the list who have yet to figure out the Blazer defense. NEW Lutheran is averaging less than 40 points against over its last four games. 


Gibraltar has just one game left in 2019, Friday against Oconto which is a very winnable contest. The Vikings are in good shape to head into the new year at 4-2 overall.

 

Sitte dazzles in Gibraltar victory

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team improved to 3-1 on the young season Friday night taming the Brillion Lions 66-60. It was the best offensive performance of the campaign for Gibraltar so far with Abbigael Sitte leading the way. She had 27 points, five rebounds, and seven steals before she was knocked out of the contest due to foul trouble. All of that production was accomplished in only 27 minutes on the court. Sage Krause added 13 points for the Vikings.


Gibraltar trailed at halftime before exploding for 43 second half points. Gibraltar hosts undefeated Kewaunee on Thursday night.

 

Gibraltar tips Algoma in conference opener

Luke Steebs and Brady Ash led the way for the Gibraltar Vikings in their 64-63 comeback win over Algoma Thursday.

 

The Wolves held a 36-29 lead at halftime, thanks in part to their three-point shooting. Jackson Schoening and Trevor Nell each knocked down three shots from deep to help the Wolves knock down 10-three pointers on the evening. The Vikings did their damage on the inside with Brady Ash leading the way with 18 points and Luke Steebs adding 13 in the win. The Wolves were led in scoring by Owen Robertsons 15 points and Kaden Vardon's 10.

 

The Wolves will play at home against Kewaunee on Tuesday and the Vikings will visit Brillion on Monday. 

Chilton roars in second half against Gibraltar

The Gibraltar High School's boys basketball team kept it close through halftime against Chilton but the Tigers roared in the final 18 minutes. Chilton put up 44 points against the Vikings 18. When the final whistle blew it was a 73-45 final. 


Spencer Krause was the only Gibraltar player who scored in double digits. He picked up 15. Chilton had three players get past that mark including Camden Bowe who led all scorers with 20 points on 70 percent shooting. Gibraltar returns to the court Thursday, December 5th against Algoma. 

Xavier dominates Gibraltar girls basketball

The Gibraltar High School girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday afternoon against a resurgent Xavier squad out of Appleton. 


Xavier Athletic Director Kathy Bates received the State Award of Merit this past week for her efforts at the school and the girls basketball team has responded with two dominating performances. They beat Lourdes by 28 points before their 69-42 victory over Gibraltar.


The Vikings are 1-1 on the season. Their next game begins Packerland Conference play on Tuesday, December 3rd at Algoma.

 

Gibraltar girls basketball has Saturday matinee

Fresh off a thrilling season opener at home against Coleman, the Gibraltar High School girls basketball team returns to the court Saturday afternoon. The Vikings will host Xavier. In Gibraltar's opener, they were paced by Sage Krause who had 23 points in a 48-47 nailbiter. Krause averaged under six points per game a season ago.

 
Xavier had a much easier time in their opener, defeating Lourdes Academy by 28 points. Xavier was under .500 last season but early returns are promising this campaign. Xavier had three players score in double figures Wednesday night, all of them from the junior and sophomore classes.

 

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.