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Lady Vikings Earn Third Place Seed for RPAC

The 2018 RPAC Volleyball Tourney will be played on Monday and Tuesday October 15-16.  The Vikings earned the third seed with a 10-8 record and will travel to Alma on Monday to take on Arapahoe in the first round at 5:30.  The second round games will be played later that evening at 7:00 against the winner of the Alma vs Southwest game played at 4:00.  The winner of the second round match will advance to Tuesday’s quarter final game at 4:30 at McCook Community College. Consolation finals are scheduled for 6:00 with the finals following at 7:30.

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Girls Cross Country Takes RPAC

Even though the  temperatures were the most moderate of season, the Wolfking Cross Country Teams’ performances were not as the boys placed fourth and the girls took championship honors.

According to Coach Jennifer Kaps, it was a great day to run.  “The kids were mentally tough today. They were able to get past the weather.  All team members performed with a great amount of heart and determination. They accomplished the goals they had set for themselves. All were able to achieve season personal bests, and some even performed with career bests.”

Leading the way for the girls in their championship performance was sophomore runner Trista Callahan who placed 7th out of a field of 36 runners and a time of 23:41.48.  Other placers were Olivia O’Clair and Marley Gonzalez who placed 11th and 12th respectively, and Natalie Johnson who placed 15th. Atlee High finished just out of the medal contention in 17th place.

For the boys, senior Austin Long was the lone Wolfking placer with a ninth place finish from a field of 45, and a time of 18:59.4.  Landon Andersen and Josiah Zeigler had great performances but just missed placing, finishing 16th and 17th respectively. Isaiah Schwarz finished in 23rd, Brian Hemmele came in 29th and Caleb Lopez in 35th.

“We were really excited for the kids, and their performances today,” commented Coach Kaps.  

Spirit Week Set for October 8-12

The 2018 Spirit Week festivities will begin on Monday, October 8. “The Viking Way” will be the theme for the week, as the volleyball, cross country and football teams set out to be victorious in each team’s competitions.

Kicking off the week, Vikings supporters will cheer on the JV football team as they compete in Alma. “Fight for a Victory” is the theme of the day and each class is asked to participate in a “color war” by dressing in the color assigned to each class.

The Freshman-Sophomore girls are asking for “support from all ages” on Tuesday when they will compete in the freshman-sophomore tournament at Southern Valley.  Dress for the day will include seniors as “senior citizens”, juniors as “middle aged, sophomores as the “tweens” and freshman as “babies”.

“Welcome to the Jungle” is the theme for Wednesday’s festivities as student are asked to dress in jungle theme attire.

On Thursday, the cross country team will be “shooting for state”, as they compete in the district meet.  Along with the volleyball team taking on Kenesaw at home, a western theme has been chosen.  Students are asked to dress in their favorite western clothes.

“Show your Viking Pride” with the traditional blue and white dress as everyone cheers on the football team as they take on Overton on Friday.

The festivities will conclude with the crowning of this year’s spirit week royalty after the football game followed by the traditional “cook out” and dance in the high school commons area and gym. Freshmen will be asked to clean up after the conclusion of the dance at midnight.  Sophomores are asked to bring chips and dips, and juniors are asked to bring desserts.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the week’s contests and show your support for the Vikings as they compete “The Viking Way.”