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Gibraltar High School Archives for 2021-02

Five Vikings named to All-Conference squads

Five Gibraltar basketball players were honored Monday with All-Packerland Conference accolades.


On the boys' team, Sam Lindenberg finished third in the league in scoring en route to a first-team honor. Right below him on the scoring chart was Luke Steebs who garnered second-team honors. Spencer Krause was named to the All-Packerland Conference squad as an honorable mention.


The girls' team had two players recognized by the Packerland Conference with Sage Krause appearing on the first team and Karlee Kita on the second team.. 

Gibraltar's offense stalls in loss on 105.1 The GOAT

The shots simply did not fall in Gibraltar's 57-48 loss to Manitowoc Lutheran Friday night.


The game went back and forth in the opening minutes of the game before the Lancers went on a mini-run towards the end of the half to hold a 27-18 edge at the break. The Vikings started to hit some shots midway through the second half to tie the game at 43. The Lancers would end the game on a 12-5 run with many of the points coming from the free throw line. 


Luke Steebs scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the second half. Sam Lindenberg added 11 points while Alex Laughlin, Will Friedenfels, and Spencer Krause also got into the scorebook. The Lancers had four players reach double figures, led by Ethan Menges' 15 points and August Hecker's 13 points.


The Vikings finish the season 8-10, but was highlighted by their third straight season winning at least one playoff game.

Gibraltar visits Manitowoc Lutheran for WIAA Playoffs on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings look to qualify for their third straight regional final when they travel to face the Manitowoc Lutheran Lancers on Friday night. 


The Vikings beat Algoma on Tuesday 70-46 to secure their spot in the regional semifinal game. Four different players reached double figures in the win, including 18 from senior Luke Steebs. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak,


The Lancers earned a bye to the semifinals after a 14-10 regular season, including an 11-8 mark in the Big East. They enter the game on a three-game winning streak, most recently defeating Mishicot 77-46. Led by Ethan Menges, the Lancers boast a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging close to 10 points.


Tim Kowols will broadcast the game live on 105.1 The GOAT and beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m. from Manitowoc Lutheran. 




Gibraltar's Burress channels Ted Lasso in playoff run

When he told his team to act more like a goldfish, at least Gibraltar head basketball coach Justin Burress knew what he was talking about.


Burress was channeling his inner Ted Lasso, the character on an Apple TV show featuring Jason Sudekis that is focused on a former college football coach who takes over a Premier League soccer club. It was already a large part of his pregame talk with his team, but with a 30-point lead cut in half, Burress told Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur postgame that Lasso came out again.

Burress says he has pulled a strong message from the show and he has brought it with him to practices and games this year after family members urged him to watch it.

Burress and his Vikings team head to Manitowoc Lutheran on Friday night for a chance at a third straight regional final appearance. 105.1 The GOAT will carry the game live beginning with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m. followed by tip off at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar topples Algoma on 105.1 The GOAT

It was a tale of two halves for Gibraltar as they won their opening-round matchup over Algoma in the WIAA Division 4 playoffs Tuesday night.


The Vikings used stifling defense and hot shooting from Luke Steebs to jump out to a 12-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game. They would limit the Wolves to under 10 first-half points as they went into the break up 41-9. Head coach Corie Zimmerman inspired his team to come out strong in the second half as they were able to cut the deficit in half thanks to Carter Zimmerman coming alive and a crucial seven-point swing coming off a technical foul called on Gibraltar. The Vikings would regain their footing and stretched its lead back to over 20 points while both teams were able to empty their benches in the final minutes. Zimmerman led all scorers with 21 points for the Wolves. Steebs scored 18 points as three other Vikings players (Will Friedenfels, Sam Lindenberg, and Spencer Krause) also reached double figures.


The Vikings move on to play Manitowoc Lutheran on the road on Friday night. 105.1 The GOAT will broadcast the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the  pregame show followed by tip-off at 7 p.m.




Gibraltar meets Algoma for playoff opener on 105.1 The GOAT

A date with Manitowoc Lutheran is on the line Tuesday night when Gibraltar hosts Algoma in a WIAA Division 4 matchup in Fish Creek.


The Vikings come into the matchup looking for their first win since a two-game winning streak against Algoma and Sevastopol. The Vikings have proven this season they can score with three games crossing the 90 point threshold. The Wolves got its first win earlier this month when it came back to beat Sevastopol 75-67. 


Tim Kowols and Bryan Mazur will have the call on 105,1 The GOAT and beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregames show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Vikings comeback comes up short against Oconto

The Gibraltar Vikings almost made it all the way back in its 71-67 loss to Oconto on Thursday.


Down by seven at halftime, the Vikings were able to outscore the Blue Devils 39-36 after the break. The Vikings were led by Luke Steebs with 20 points while Spencer Krause registered 12 points and Sam Lindenberg added 11. They were countered by Kadin Baxter who led the Blue Devils with 27 points. Caleb Moe scored 15 points and Luke Krueger added 10 in the win.


The Vikings will host Algoma on Tuesday in the WIAA Playoff opener. 105.1 The GOAT will carry the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar boys look to end season on high note against Oconto

The Gibraltar Vikings hope to get back into the win column before Tuesday's playoff opener when it battles Oconto on the road Thursday night.


The Vikings have dropped two straight games including a 69-60 loss to NEW Lutheran on Monday night. Luke Steebs scored 17 points and Sam Lindenberg added 13 in the loss. The Blue Devils are almost a week removed from their last game, a 68-58 loss to Sturgeon Bay. Josh Woller and Caleb Moe are both averaging double figures for the Blue Devils, which won the last matchup between the two teams in Fish Creek 83-62 on January 5th.


Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar falls to Sevastopol in WIAA Regional on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings could never find the groove they had before they entered quarantine almost a month ago as they fell to Sevastopol 54-31 in WIAA Regional action on Tuesday night.


The Pioneers and the Vikings traded baskets earlier with each team taking the lead twice. Up 11-8, the Pioneers closed out the first half on a 21-7 run the Vikings would be unable to close. The game was closer in the second half, but the Vikings could not get the shots to fall as they saw their season end.


Sage Krause led the Vikings with 10 points while Karlee Kita added nine in the loss.


Zoe Kuehn overcame a slow start to lead the Pioneers with 15 points while Bailey Rikkola (12 points) and Libby Ash (11 points) also scored in double figures.


The Vikings end the season 4-9 on the truncated season, including losing their final four game post-quarantine.



Gibraltar boys look to get back on track against NEW Lutheran

The Gibraltar Vikings hope to start a new winning streak heading into the playoffs when it plays at home against NEW Lutheran on Monday.


The Vikings saw their seesaw affair with Kewaunee slip away late in the first half in their 87-55 loss. Sam Lindenberg continue to pick it up where he left off before his two-week shutdown, leading the Vikings with 18 points. 


The Blazers are just a half-game behind the Vikings after beating Algoma over the weekend 77-47. Marshal Bukowski registered 25 points and Lucas Dhein contributed 18 points in the win.


Tip is set for Monday's game at 7:30 p.m.


The Vikings will play Algoma in the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday at home beginning at 7 p.m.

Gibraltar boys visit Kewaunee on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings hope to spoil a Packerland Conference coronation when they travel to face Kewaunee Friday night.


The Vikings are coming off another huge offensive explosion against Sevastopol, winning the game 90-54. Four different players reached double figures against the Pioneers, including 26 points from Sam Lindenberg and 23 from Luke Steebs. The Vikings have won two in a row after dropping two straight.


With a win and some help, the Kewaunee Storm still has a chance to win the conference. The Storm won a non-conference game against Shiocton 77-72 a day after dealing Southern Door its first conference loss of the season. 


Tim Kowols and Annie Dalbis will have the call beginning at 7:15 p.m. with the pregame show followed by the opening tip at 7:30 p.m. on 105.1 The GOAT.

Vikings boys lose pace against Storm on 105.1 The GOAT

The Gibraltar Vikings hung tough with the second-best team in the conference until an 18-2 run doomed them in their 87-55 loss to Kewaunee Friday night.


The game went back and forth early on with the Storm's Alex Rohr and the Vikings' Sam Lindenberg trading shots back and forth. The Vikings were clinging onto a 29-27 lead when the Storm went on their decisive run.  The Storm was able to expand on that lead thanks to hot shooting from Cameron Cullen and a tough defense to penetrate for Gibraltar. Alex Rohr led all Storm players with 26 points while Cullen (13) and Ben  Heim (11) reached double figures. Sam Lindenberg and Spencer Krause led the Vikings with 18 and 15 points respectively.


The Vikings end their regular season with a home game Monday at home against NEW Lutheran and Thursday in Oconto.



Gibraltar girls fall to NEW in return

They may have lost to NEW Lutheran 59-42 Tuesday night, but a return to the court for the Gibraltar Vikings was a win enough.


The Vikings' field goal percentage was under 30 percent for the game as it played in its first game since January 12th. Sage Krause led the Vikings with 17 points and Maggie Moroney registered 14 points, but the two shot a combined 12-39 from the field. The Blazers held a six point lead at the end of the half and extended it out in the second half thanks to 16 points from Leah Schmidt and 12 points from Josie Nelson. 


It marked the fifth straight loss for the Vikings, which plays again on Thursday at Southern Door. 

Gibraltar girls back in action after layoff

For the first time since a narrow defeat to Southern Door on January 12th, the Gibraltar Vikings girls' basketball team is back in action Tuesday night against NEW Lutheran.


The Vikings' bout with quarantine was preceded by a pair of one-point losses to Southern Door and Sevastopol. Sage Krause leads the Vikings in scoring with 14.6 points per game while Karlee Kita is second with just over 12 points per game and leads the Vikings with 8.9 rebounds per game.


Welcoming the Vikings back from quarantine, the Blazers played heartbreaker for Sevastopol as they beat the Pioneers 48-45 in a Saturday game. 


Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.