New West Sports Medicine and Miskos will be hosting their annual All-Star Classic this weekend, June 9 and 10, in Minden. All proceeds for these events goes to the Nebraska Kidney Association.
The events begin on Friday with the area volleyball all-stars. The Lou Platte vs Southwest Conference all-stars serve up at 4:00. The all-stars from the Fort Kearney vs. Republican Plains Activities Conferences will follow. Winners of the two games will be featured in the third match of the evening.
On Saturday, events will tip-off at 12:00 with the Lou Platte vs Southwest Conference lady all-stars taking the court. This game will be followed by the all-star men.
The Fort Kearney Conference vs Republican Plains Activity Conference lady all-stars will take the court at 3:00 and will be followed by the men all-stars.
Many local area talent will be showcased including Viking standouts Kristine Edgren, Tessa Callahan, and Cooper Grabenstein.
Nine area teams will be competing in the D-9 District Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, May 10 in Bertrand. The Vikings look to have some of the top performances in the district. Junior sprinter Wyatt Wilken is entering the district leading in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.2 and 23.3. He is also a contender in the long jump along with sophomore jumper Miles Peterson. Creighton Peterson has the leading throw going into Wednesday’s district with a season best 50′ 4 3/4, which is also the third best throw in the state so far this year. Riley Johnson will be a strong contender in the mile.
The Bertrand girls have opportunities to qualify in the 4 x 100, 4x 400, and 4 x 800 relays. Karmen Schmidtt is a strong contender in the long jump and 100 meter runs. Grace Schwarz will be pushing to finish in the top 2 spots in the mile with a season best time of 5:54. Tessa Callahan will be competing for a spot in the 300 meter hurdles with a season best time of 50.3. Kristine Edgren is leading the district in both the shot (40′ 11″) and discus (120′ 1″), along with Courtney Philips in the pole vault with a personal best 10′ 0″.
The district meet will start at 10:30 Wednesday with the first round of field events followed immediately by second round events. Running events are scheduled to start at 12:30. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for K-12. Since this is an NSAA District event, Bertrand School Activity Passes/Season Tickets and Conference Passes cannot be accepted.
The 2017 RPAC Track and Field Meet scheduled for Friday, April 28, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 1 at Hitchcock County High School. First round field events are scheduled to start at 9:30 with running events to follow at 11:30. Second round field events are scheduled to begin at 1:30 with running finals at 3:30. The full schedule of events is listed below.