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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.

Young Talent Ready For Success

With the 2018 Viking Volleyball season in full swing, the Vikings look to have another successful season. This year the Vikings will be rebuilding their team after losing 5 senior starters to graduation. The 15 player roster will give them the options they need to get it done. This young team looks to be energetic and swift in hopes to progress through the season.

Several players switched positions this season. Seniors Grace Schwarz and Lindsay Schutz moved to outside hitters from middle and are looking strong in their new position. Erin Boggs has stepped up in the setting role, changing from the DS position. Jada High is the only returning starter that stayed in the same position and has picked up from where she left off a year ago. Others that look to earn starting positions this season are Aleya Hueftle and Johanna Ford who look to move into the middle hitter positions. Jennica Dannehl on the right side and Macie Steinbrink as a serving specialist.

Even though the Vikings will be taking on many tough teams, they hope to grow together and become one of the top contenders in the area.

Returning to this year’s team are seniors Lindsay Schutz and Grace Schwarz, juniors Jada High and Jennica Dannehl, sophomores Macie Steinbrink, Anna Pelton, Karley Patterson, Erin Boggs, and Aleya Hueftle. Incoming freshman are Johanna Ford, Jordan Hilmer, Julissa Estrada, Jameson High, Yesenia Lopez, and Kenzy Drain.

Vikings to Play in All-Star Classic

This classic will showcase Nebraska’s best high school athletes from area conference teams.  The two-day event will feature 120 athletes from the Southwest, Fort Kearney, Lou Platte and Republican Plains Activities Conference. Sponsors for this event include New West Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, Misko Sports, Platte River Radio, and Casey’s General Store of Minden.
The first event of the weekend will begin on Friday, June 1 at 5:00 pm where the Fort Kearney volleyball all-stars will take on the all-stars of the RPAC in the C.L. Jones Middle School, and the Lou Platte all-stars will play the Southwest Conference all-stars in the Minden High School gym. Championship and consolation games will follow.
The Basketball all-stars will meet to play on Saturday, June 2 beginning with the girls at 12:00 pm.