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.
After sitting out of the playoff picture in 2017, the Viking football team is geared up for the 2018 playoff scene. The Vikings completed the 2018 regular season with a 6-2 record; their only losses at the hands of Amherst and Overton. This record gave Bertrand the 12th seed in the West, pairing them with Sandhills-Thedford who enters the playoffs with a 7-1 record. The Knights earned the 5th seed with their only loss on the season at the hands of Mullen.
The Vikings will travel to Thedford on Thursday to take on the Knights at 6:00 CST. If the Vikings prevail, they will most likely have a home game with either Giltner or Overton on Wednesday, October 31.
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.