Each year, volleyball teams from across the state raise money for cancer. This year the Lady Vikings have been asked to help with this worthy cause. On September 28, the Axtell and Bertrand volleyball teams will be working together in “Lace Up for Cancer”. The benefit will begin at 2:30 with the Junior High games at Axtell. The junior varsity and varsity games will follow at 5:00 and 6:00.
Fans are encouraged to show their support by ordering “Lace It Up for Cancer” t-shirts and wearing them to the game. The cost of the shirts is $15 with all proceeds going to benefit those with cancer in the form of money for gas, food and motels. A percentage of the money will also go to the Kearney Tackles Cancer Fund.
There will be “moment of silence” to honor those who have died or have battled cancer. Cards will be provided to write in the names of those being recognized.
If you are interested in purchasing a “Lace up for Cancer” t-shirt, please complete the order form provided at the link below and return it to Lisa Mason before Sept.14.
Thank you in advance for supporting this worthy cause.
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.