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Lady Vikings Take First in RPAC Volleyball

The Lady Vikings entered the 2018 RPAC tournament as the third seed in the East division.  In the first round, the Vikings were matched up with Arapahoe winning in 3 sets. In the quarter final round, the Vikings didn’t hesitate and executed their best game of the season downing Alma in 3 straight sets to advance to the finals on Tuesday.

In the semi-final round, the Vikings took on Southern Valley who upset top ranked Cambridge the night before to advance. The Vikings started out strong the first 2 sets beating Southern Valley 25-17 and 25-21 . In the third, the Vikings struggled with passing allowing the Eagles to take the set 25-10. The Vikings came back to defeat the Eagles 25-21.

The Vikings then went on to play Dundy County-Straton in the championship game at McCook Community College. The Vikings came out strong the first set winning 25-15. The Vikings struggled for the next 2 sets loosing 25-19 and 25-17. The Vikings weren’t finished yet, coming back with determination, to win 25-19 and 15-12.

The Vikings have been back to the final rounds of RPAC in McCook for the past nine years. The 2018 Championship gives them their fifth first place win out of the past nine years.

EXPERIENCED WOLFKING CROSS COUNTRY LOOKS FOR SUCCESS IN 2018

The Bertrand Vikings 2018 fall sports are underway and this year’s Wolfkings cross country team is bringing back seniors Atlee High, Olivia O’clair, Austin Long, and manager Kassidy Drain. Juniors Marley Gonzalez, Cailey Grabenstein, Natalie Johnson, Isaiah Schwarz, and sophomores Trista Callahan and Landon Andersen, round out the returning runners from last year’s team after losing 4 seniors last season. With the addition of junior Grace Straight, and senior boys Brian Hemmele and Joesiah Zeiger, the team looks to have another successful season. They have a good group of strong runners and are looking forward to seeing how they place.

This year the Wolfkings will have 6 meets before the conference meet on October 4th. The RPAC Conference meet will be held in Alma. The first meet of the season will take place in Gibbon on Thursday August 30th.  The district meet location will be announced at a later date.

2018 Football Season Looks Bright For Vikings

The 2018 Viking Football Team looks to rally back for the upcoming season. After suffering a devastating 2017 season with a record of 1-7 the vikings return 7 of their 8 starters. The returning starters include: Miles Peterson ( 6-0, 195, Sr., TE/LB), Jordan Holen (5-9,195, Sr., RB/LB), Tyler Callahan (5-9, 170, Sr., QB/LB), Dylan Boggs (6-1, 230, Sr., L), Pepe Estrada (5-7, 185 Sr., L), Ignacio Estrada (5-8, 155, Sr., RB/LB) and Jose Murillo (5-10, 150, Jr., WR/DB).

In 2017 Holen earned All district LB honors, Peterson earned 2nd Team All District End honors,  and Callahan was named 1st Team All District Punter. The Vikings are hoping to compete in their district. Having seniors who have good experience will hopefully will lead to a successful season.

Together we will have a Brotherhood that will be aggressive, who will hold each other accountable with a strong attitude not only on defense but on offense and off the field. Individually we are weak, Together we are strong, we are a family.  -Tyler Callahan

In addition to Bertrand the D-2 7 district includes: Loomis, Anselmo Merna, Elwood, Overton, and Pleasanton.

Non district games on the Viking’s schedule includes: Alma, Amherst, and Franklin.

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