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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Lady Vikings Earn Top Spot in Subs

After winning the last regular season game of 2017 against Maxwell, the Lady Viking Volleyball Team will head into sub-district play with the top seed.   Bertrand now 17-9 and will take on the winner of the Medicine Valley/Arapahoe match-up at 7:30 pm on Monday, Oct. 30 at Southern Valley High School.  The sub-district final will be played on Tuesday night at 7:00.

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Volleyball Team Earns Second Seed RPAC East

The Vikings will host first round action of the 2017 RPAC Tournament after earning the second seed in the East.  The Vikings have posted a 12-5 record thus far in the season, giving them the edge over third seeded Cambridge now 12-8.  Southern Valley enters the East with a 14-4 record giving them the top seed.

For the West, Wauneta-Palisade posted a 15-4 record to earn the top spot while Maywood-Hays Center took the second place seed with their 16-5 record.

The Vikings will take on Southwest High School on Monday, Oct. 16 at 4:00.  The winner will advance to the quarterfinal round playing the winner of the  Cambridge/Arapahoe match-up.  Winners of the quarter-final games will advance to Tuesday’s semi-final games playing the winner of the opposite half of the East bracket at McCook Community College at 3:00.  Consolataion and Championship rounds will be held at 6:00 and 7:30.

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Official News for the Bertrand Viking Teams