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FOOTBALL

Record: 6-3

Postseason Summary: The perfect storm kept the Vikings out of the playoffs in 2018, denying a third straight trip to the playoffs.

Season Highlight: Defeating cross-town rival Scotus on Oct. 5 24-14.

How it ended: After finishing second in the district behind Wahoo, Lakeview looked to be in good position to make it into the playoffs as a wild card. Three results from across the state edged the Vikings out of contention.

Standout/Star: Quarterback Jaden Johnson

Future Outlook: Lakeview loses an impactful senior class, but with a strong offensive and defensive line, headlined by Austin Rollman and Bradyn Kucera, the Vikings will hope to make another run for a postseason berth.

VOLLEYBALL

Record: 21-12

Postseason Summary: Lakeview defeated Central City in the first round of the sub-district tournament before losing to Scotus 3-1 in the title match.

Season Highlight: A six-game winning streak in early through mid October included a runner-up finish at the Central Conference Tournament.

How it ended: After taking an early lead, the Vikings lost 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22 to put an end to its season.

Standout/Star: Mattie Purcell

Future Outlook: The Vikings lose one of the most successful senior classes in school history and will have to find a way to fill in key pieces if they hope to find success this season.

CROSS COUNTRY

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: Brenden Henggeler was the only Viking to make it to state where he placed 44th after running a 18:45.5

Season Highlight: Henggeler placed eight in the district meet qualifying for the state tournament.

How it ended: For the other runners besides Henggeler, none posted a fast enough time during the district meet to run at state, ending the season for the other varsity runners.

Standout/Star: Brenden Henggeler

Future Outlook: The Vikings return many of the runners from last year and will look to improve upon last year’s times. Makenna Frenzen and Alison Loseke bring back past state experience on the girls side and hope to get back this year.

SOFTBALL

Record: 15-15

Postseason Summary: In the B-3 District Tournament, Lakeview won its opening-round game against South Sioux City 12-0, but lost to Bennington in the next game. The Lady Vikes then defeated North Bend Central  and North East Nebraska before losing to Bennington a second time ending the season.

Season Highlight: Winning three games in the district tournament, coming one game shy of a district championship game.  

How it ended: Lakeview lost to Bennington on Oct. 5 10-0 in an offensive struggle.

Standout/Star: Emma Williams and Kaylea Bailey

Future Outlook: The Vikings lose a loaded senior class and will have to find ways to reload at many positions, but the underclassmen have been able to learn from one of the most successful classes in the Lakeview girls athletic history.

GIRLS GOLF

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: The Lakeview girls golf team qualified for state for the first time in four years after placing third in districts, they finished 12th as a team with Olivia Engel finishing in 26th.

Season Highlight: Making it to the state tournament, ending a four-year drought for the Lady Vikes.

How it ended: Olivia Engel placed 26th at the state tournament, Gracie Borer 37th, Ella Meyer 60th, Paxton Lusche 65th and Torrin Boyer 71st.

Standout/Star: Olivia Engel

Future Outlook: The Vikings return four of the six golfers from the state team but will need to find a way to make up for the loss of the two seniors – Borer and Engel.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Record: 8-15

Postseason Summary: Lakeview lost its first game in the sub-district playoffs to Boone Central/Newman Grove 52-36.

Season Highlight: Picking up late momentum, winning four of the final six regular season games.  

How it ended: Lakeivew shot 26 percent overall and only hit 4 of 16 from long range against a Cardinal team that shot 50 percent from the floor.

Standout/Star: Cadge Janssen

Future Outlook: The Vikings will lose five seniors, but return key players like Thunder Pilakowki and Evan Tessendorf who hope to build off the success at the end of last year.

WRESTLING 

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: The Vikings finished in fifth place during the State Dual Championship and sent eight wrestlers to the state tournament. Gage Perry finished in sixth place, Joel Lembug also took sixth, Zeth Gerkensmeyer was a state runner up and Jacob Frenzen settled for a second straight silver medal.

Season Highlight: Bringing back four medals from the state tournament and finishing ninth in the team standings.

How it ended: Jacob Frenzen was the last Lakeview wrestler to compete and lost to Eli Jansen of Omaha Skutt Catholic 16-5 in the championship dual.

Standout/Star: Zeth Gerkensmeyer

Future Outlook: Joel Lemburg and Austen Smith are the only two state qualifiers to return next year, so the Vikings will be looking for newcomers to help fill the roles left behind by the senior class.

BOYS GOLF

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: The Vikings shot their best score of the season at the district meet, totaling a 369, but failed to qualify anyone for the state tournament.

Season Highlight: Finishing the season with the lowest combined score of te year.

How it ended: Lakeview competed at the district golf tournament on May 14 and shot a 369, with Landon Bignall shooting a 83 for 21st place.

Standout/Star: Landon Bignall

Future Outlook: Landon Bignall will return for his senior year along with Logan Jaixen, Carsten Loseke and Bradyn Kucera who all hope to build off of last season.

BOYS SOCCER

Record: 1-11

Postseason Summary: Lost to Madison in the sub-distirct tournament, 3-2.  

Season Highlight: Defeating Seward on April 8 in a shootout victory with goals from Carlos Aleman and Oliver Jimenez.

How it ended: Lakeview trailed Seward 2-0 before cutting the deficit in half in the 70th minute but quickly fell behind 3-1. Lakeview scored again in the 77th but couldn’t find the net the rest of the way ending its season.

Standout/Star: Carlos Aleman

Future Outlook: The Vikings lose five seniors, but also had five to seven underclassmen playing in every game and will hope to build upon that in the coming year.

GIRLS SOCCER

Record: 8-4

Postseason Summary: The Vikings defeated Seward 4-3 in the first round of the sub-district tournament, but fell 3-0 to Columbus in what many assumed would be the final game. The season came back to life when Lakeview earned a wildcard to the sub-state round. Lakeview then lost 7-0 the Elkhorn South ending the season.

Season Highlight: The team won seven in a row after starting the schedule 1-2.

How it ended: Elkhorn South came in as the top ranked team in Class B and showed it winning 7-0 in the sub-state round. It was the fourth straight year that the Lakeview girls made it to the sub-state round.

Standout/Star: Gracie Borer

Future Outlook: The Vikings lose a loaded senior class and will have a lot of unknown talent coming into next year. Returning to the sub-state round may be more difficult

TRACK & FIELD

Record: N/A

Postseason Summary: The Vikings sent four athletes to state. Britney Stock qualified in the 100 and 400 meters, Cameron Drozd competed in the triple jump, 800 and 1600, Kienan Prorok jumped in the long jump and Zeth Gerkensmeyer went in the pole vault.

Season Highlight: Cameron Drozd placing 14th in the 800 at state running a 2:03.68.

How it ended: The Vikings didn’t bring home any hardware from state, but qualified more athletes than the year before. Stock came closest, just missing the finals in the 400.

Standout/Star: Cameron Drozd

Future Outlook: Keinan Prorok will be returning for his senior season, while athletes such as Macy Stock will hope to make it to state after barely missing out this previous year.

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