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.


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  

Vikings Loomis Tourney Runner-up

Last week the Viking Volleyball team finished strong in an eventful week of activity finishing with four wins and one loss.  On Tuesday, September 9, the Vikings hosted Amherst, traveled to Elwood to play Hi-Line on Thursday, and finished the week at the Loomis Tourney on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The Vikings were able to defeat Amherst in three straight sets with scores of 25-22, 25-26, 28-26.  Johanna Ford posted 12 kills in the game, Erin Boggs put up 29 assists and 15 digs, and Jada High contributed 19 digs. Jennica Dannehl was the leading blocker on the night with 2 solo blocks, and Jada High and Johanna Ford added 2 aces each.

On Thursday, the Vikings were challenged by Hi-Line (Eustis-Farnam-Elwood) in a match that took the Vikings four sets to win 25-20, 25-13, 19-25, 25-18. Hitting leaders for the night were Jordan Hilmer with 10 kills, 4 ace serves, and 13 digs.  Johanna Ford also put down 8 kills, 14 digs, 1 block, and 3 aces. Erin Boggs had 30 assists and 11 digs, and was perfect from the service line.  Jada High contributed 24 digs. Aleya Hueftle had 3 blocks.

The Vikings finished the week with runner-up honors at the Loomis Tourney on Saturday, losing to Hi-Line in the finals.  In the first game of the day, the Vikings were matched up with perennial power Hampton.  The Vikings defeated the Hawks in two straight sets, 25-15, 25-19. In the second game of the day, Bertrand played Silver Lake, a team that they may likely see in sub-district play at the end of the season.  The Vikings won in two sets 25-20, 25-22. 

The Vikings started out on fire in the final game against the Bulls, but ran out of gas for the final two sets, losing in three sets, 25-14, 12-25, 19-25.  The Vikings were led by Johanna Ford with 11 kills, 13 digs and 1 ace, and 3 blocks.  Macie Steinbrink had 7 kills and 1 ace, and Aleya Hueftle had 6 kills and 1 block.  Erin Boggs contributed 28 assists, 2 kills, 2 aces, and 6 digs.  Jada High picked up 24 digs and had 2 aces. 

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