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2019 Pre-season Cross Country

The 2019 Wolfking Cross Country Team is young, but it is a dedicated team. With 7 freshman joining this year, the upperclassmen are hoping to see their hard work pay off in meets.

Coach Jennifer Kaps is entering her 7th year coaching the team, while Coach Brad Renken is entering his 26th season with the team. Together, with the help of senior leadership from Marley Gonzalez, Natalie Johnson, and Isaiah Schwarz, the season is looking to be promising. Juniors Trista Callahan, Seaver Goldfish, and Landon Andersen are entering their third year in the program and will also help lead the team. The younger members make up over half the team with 3 sophomores and 7 freshman. 

 

2019 PReseason Volleyball

 After a great performance at the Hall of Fame Jamboree, the 2019 Viking Volleyball Team has their eyes on the prize with a season full of hopes and dreams right in front of them. The team is led by two seniors, Jennica Dannehl and Jada High, both experienced with great leadership skills. Coach Mason is in her 31st season of coaching for the Viking while co-head coach Kevin Lavene is in his 15th season. The team consists of 19 girls with 5 returning starters.

 The coaches have complete confidence in this year’s team. They are returning arguably one of the top setters/players in the state with Erin Boggs. Along with Erin is Jada High, one of the states best liberos, and the viking’s starting libero over the past 3 seasons. Jennica Dannehl will be returning to her position as right side and is a three year starter.

In order to be successful, the Vikings will have to replace both outside hitting positions after losing both to graduation. Sophomore Jordan Hilmer, Junior Macie Steinbrink, and incoming freshman Sadie Maloley will be working hard to fill these positions.  Aleya Hueftle, a junior and Johanna Ford, a sophomore should bring some experience to the middle position as they are both returning players from the 2018 season. Junior Anna Pelton will be stepping up to play both middle and right side positions, and Sophomore Jameson High will be adding depth to the setting and passing positions. 

The Vikings open the 2019 season at home in a duel against Southwest on Thursday, August 29. The junior varsity game will begin at 5:30, and varsity will follow at 6:30.

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.