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.”


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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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.


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