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One-Act Team Qualifies for State

And……the Viking One-Act Play took top honors in the D1-5 NSAA District competition last week qualifying them for the State Championships in Norfolk on Wednesday, Dec. 6th.  The team performing the drama “AND”, edged out a very solid Paxton production of “The Wizard of Oz” at The Tassel in Holdrege last Monday.

The Vikings will perform at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk, NE at 10:45 on Wednesday morning.  The performance will be streamed live at free of charge.

Team members include:  Seniors- Halle Dahlgren, Kaitlyn Ryan, Kaylee Andersen, Laurel Berry, Sarah Pelton, Jade Gonzalez, Karmen Scmitt.
Juniors- Wyatt Kaps and Amanda Patterson
Sophomores – Isaiah Schwarz, Colby Blanthorn, Sam Bojorquez, Marley Gonzalez, Jada High, and Jennica Dannehl.
Freshmen – Landon Andersen, Abby Scholz, Karley Patterson, Anna Pelton, and Erin Boggs.

Tech Crew Members include: Seniors- Cassidy Ryan,
Juniors- Atlee High, Kassidy Drain, Grace Schwarz
Freshmen-Aleya Hueftle, Macie Steinbrink, Trista Callahan

A map of Norfolk with directions can be found below.


Lady Vikings Roll Past Crawford for State Berth

Viking Nation was out it full force in Ogallala last night where the Lady Vikings took on Crawford in the D-6 District Final game.The Vikings won the match in three straight sets 25-6, 25-7, 25-5, qualifying them for the state tournament to be held next Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 9-11).

The team tallied 30 ace serves in the game, shattering the old team record of 23.  Cassidy Ryan and Jada High combined for 22 of those aces.  Halle Dahlgren tallied 11 kills and Lindsay Schutz contributed 6.

Official brackets will come out later today.  First round games will be played at Lincoln East High School on Thursday.

State shirts are on sale. Orders are due by 8:30 Monday morning.

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School Spirit is Vibrant at Bertrand

The stands have been very colorful this fall sports season.  The Bertrand Viking student body has been out in full force supporting the fall sports teams. For each event, a theme is chosen and the students dress according to that theme. From white outs and neon colors to lumber jacks, the students have come out in full force.

Junior Miles Peterson has taken a leadership role in getting things organized. He even started a Facebook page to communicate themes and to organize rides, etc.   “It just seemed like there really wasn’t any school spirit like we have had in the past, and we wanted

White out
Bertrand student body at “white out.”

to bring it back,” said Miles.  “It’s been really fun supporting the teams,” said Wyatt Kaps.  The coaches have also noted that “it’s fun to see the students from various activities come together to support each other. That’s what makes being apart of a small school so special.”


Positive support following sportsmanship guidelines is something the NSAA has strongly encouraged over the years. According to Mr. Kidder, the students have done a pretty good job of trying to follow the guidelines according to these standards, although they have to be reminded from time to time.

The following handout give examples of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors as outlined by the NSAA.  A full reading of sportsmanship ideals can be found at

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