Although school sports and activities have been put on hold for the time being due to the global pandemic, the RPAC coaches were able to get the post-season RPAC team selections made for the 2019-2020 season. Three Vikings were amid those selections including Erin Boggs for the girls, and Jarrett Bieker and Arik Ackerman for the boys.
Junior Erin Boggs was placed on the RPAC East first team for the girls. As a guard, Boggs led the Vikings with 10.3 points per game, 2.3 assists, and 2.2 steals. She also averaged 3.1 rebounds per game as a point guard.
The Lady Vikings finished their season with an 11-11 record. Although they were not blessed with a lot of size, they made up for it with heart and determination. They will lose 4 seniors, Cailey Grabenstein, Jada High, Grace Straight, and Natalie Johnson.
Returning next year for the Vikings will be sophomore Johanna Ford who averaged 6.6 rebounds and 3.8 points per game. Trista Callahan, a junior, averaged 4.8 points, 1 assist and 4.2 rebounds per game and sophomore Kenzy Drain averaged 1.9 points per game.
Viking Boys Gain Confidence
For the boys, Jarrett Bieker was an RPAC East first team selection and Arik Ackerman was RPAC East Honorable Mention. As a sophomore, Bieker was the Viking leading scorer this season averaging 14.6 points and 9 rebounds per game. He also led the team in assists with 1.9 and steals with 1.7 per game. Ackerman, a junior, averaged 8.3 points, nearly 1 assist per game, and 4.4 rebounds as a guard.
The young Viking team made many gains throughout season, finishing strong and confident. Although they will lose veteran players Isaiah Schwarz and Brandon Dodson, as well as single year player Sam Maloley to graduation, they return a number of players who look to pick up where they left off. Besides Ackerman and Jarrett Bieker, the Vikings will return starter sophomore Jonah Nelson who averaged 7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, and freshman Owen Kaps who contributed 4.6 points and 3. 2 rebounds per game. Other players making big contributions to this season’s team include junior Landon Andersen, freshman Chonsey Bieker, and sophomore Joseph Pelton.