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WolfKing Cross Country team runs at franklin

The Bertrand-Loomis cross country team laced up their spikes for a hot and humid Invite at Franklin Tuesday. The team had some strong individual performances from Landon Andersen (14th) and freshmen Wes Trompke, Dashiell Alexander, and Justice Wissmann. All finished within 2:22 of Andersen.

The girls’ team suffered a bit in the heat when Yesenia Lopez went down, but the remaining ladies picked up the slack and Marley Gonzalez, Torrin Donaldson, Trista Callahan, and Natalie Johnson finished within 2:37 behind Gonzalez.

The boys’ team finished 6th and the girls finished 5th setting themselves up for a great week of competition next week. Monday the team heads to the UNK Invitational and Friday the team will take on the first-ever Fort Kearny Conference meet at 12:30 at Overton. GO WOLFKINGS!

VIkings lose in a close game

The Vikings did many things right, but unfortunately many errors cost them a victory against Wauneta Palisade at last Friday’s homecoming game.  At the start of the game, the Vikings gave up an early touchdown, but soon after marched down the field and scored on a twelve yard touchdown run by Ethan Klingenberg.  Jarett Bieker kicked the extra point to make it 8-7 in favor of the Broncos. In the second quarter, Wauneta-Palisade scored on a two yard run, but the Vikings bounced back on a thirty-two yard run by Klingenberg, putting Bertrand behind by 1 point.  The Broncos scored late in the half to make the score 20-13 in favor of the Wauneta-Palisade going into halftime.

The Vikings scored early in the 3rd quarter when Arik Ackerman hit Jarett Bieker on a five yard touchdown pass.  The Vikings picked up the two-point conversion on a fake extra point as Ackerman passed to Jackson Furlong in the end zone giving the Vikings the lead.  Later in the third quarter, Wauneta-Palisade scored a touchdown on a tipped pass that fell into the hands of a Bronco receiver for a touchdown for the final score of the game. 

The Vikings had many chances, but were unable to score as penalties and unforced errors plagued the Vikings as they fell short. The Vikings will play at Loomis on Friday, September 27 at 7 pm.

Stats:

Rushing– Ethan Klingenberg: 20- 153 yds     

Passing– Arik Ackerman: 9-20 – 136 yds   

Receiving– Jose Murillo:  2-62; Jarett Bieker: 7-38;   Jackson Furlong: 2-36     

Leading Tacklers–   Jarret Bieker: 13;  Wilson Kuck: 13; Bladen Jasnoch: 10  

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.