Athletics

BACK THE ‘PACK

In 2009, Pope John and Elgin Public Schools created a cooperative sports program and are known collectively as the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack participates in the Niobrara Valley Conference. Sports offered are Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Golf. Sports practices are alternated between the two schools, as well as games. Student travel time between schools is minimal, as we are just a few blocks away from each other.

In its short history, the Wolfpack has many accomplishments to be proud of.  The football team won back to back football State Championships in 2011 and 2012.  The girls’ volleyball team earned District Runner-Up for four years in a row and placed third at State Volleyball in 2016. The girls’ basketball team has competed in several District Championships.

The wrestling program has consistently sent wrestlers to the State Tournament and has had two Wolfpack wrestlers medal as State Runner-Ups.  Our track and golf athletes often make yearly appearances at the state level as well.

Track
3/28/17 @Fullerton- View Schedule 9 am
4/4/17 @Neligh-Oakdale – View Schedule 2:30 pm
4/11/17 @ Neigh-Oakdale – View Schedule 12:30 pm
4/13/17 @O’Neill – View Schedule 9 am
4/19/17 @St. Mary’s – View Schedule 9 am
4/25/17 @Creighton – View Schedule (Postponed to Mon., May 1) 1:30 pm
4/27/17 Classic@Norfolk 4 pm
4/29/17 NVC@West Holt – View Schedule 9:30 am
5/3/17 @Humphrey-LHF (Humphrey) –  View Schedule 9 am
5/10-5/11/17 Districts – View Schedule TBA
5/19-5/20/17 State@Omaha Burke TBA

Junior High Track

4/18/17  @Burwell – View Schedule  1 pm

4/25/17 @Fullerton – View Schedule  9 am- CANCELLED

Golf
4/4/17 Quad @ Ewing (JV & V) 4 pm
4/8/17 @ Plainview 8:30 am
4/12/17 @ Ewing 9 am
4/20/17 @Scotus 9 am
4/25/17 NVC@Ewing 9 am
4/29/17 @West Holt 9 am
5/1/17 Tri@Spalding 4:30 pm
5/3/17 @Niobrara-Verdigre (Niobrara) 9:30 am
5/8/17 @Bassett 10 am
5/11/17 Dual@Battle Creek 2 pm
5/15/17 Districts TBA
5/23-5/24/17 State TBA
Girls Basketball
12/02/16 Verdigre (PJ) 4 pm
12/06/16 Neligh-Oakdale (EPS) 4 pm
12/09/16 @ Plainview 4 pm
12/10/16 @Riverside (Spalding) 2 pm
12/13/16 Elkhorn Valley (EPS) 4 pm
12/17/16 Boyd County (EPS) 2 pm
12/19/16 Creighton (PJ) 4 pm
12/29/16 @ Madison Tourney 2 pm
12/30/16 @ Madison Tourney 2 pm
01/03/17 Spalding Academy (EPS) 4 pm
01/06/17 St. Mary’s (EPS) 6:15 pm
01/07/17 @ O’Neill 2 pm
01/10/17 @Fullerton (V/JV same time) 4:30 pm
01/13/17 Stuart (PJ) 4 pm
01/17/17 @Clarkson*-Leigh (V/JV same time) 4:30 pm
01/20/17 Ewing (PJ) 4:30 pm
01/24/17 Battle Creek (PJ) 4 pm
01/26/17 @Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family* 4 pm
01/28-02/04/17 NVC Tourney TBA
02/07/17 @CWC 4 pm
02/09/17 @Clearwater*/Orchard 4 pm
02/13-02/14/17 Subdistricts TBA
02/16/17 Subdistricts TBA
02/24/17 Districts TBA
03/02-03/04/17 State Basketball TBA
Boys Basketball
12/02/16 Verdigre (PJ) 4 pm
12/06/16 Neligh-Oakdale (EPS) 4 pm
12/09/16 @ Plainview 4 pm
12/10/16 @Riverside (Spalding) 2 pm
12/13/16 Elkhorn Valley (EPS) 4 pm
12/17/16 Boyd County (EPS) 2 pm
12/19/16 Creighton (PJ) 4 pm
12/29/16 @ Madison Tourney 2 pm
12/30/16 @ Madison Tourney 2 pm
01/03/17 Spalding Academy (EPS) 4 pm
01/07/17 @ O’Neill 2 pm
01/10/17 @Fullerton (V/JV same time) 4:30 pm
01/13/17 Stuart (PJ) 4 pm
01/17/17 @Clarkson*-Leigh (V/JV same time) 4:30 pm
01/20/17 Ewing (PJ) 4:30 pm
01/24/17 Battle Creek (PJ) 4 pm
01/26/17 @Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family* 4 pm
01/28-02/04/17 NVC Tourney TBA
02/07/17 @CWC 4 pm
02/09/17 @Clearwater*/Orchard 4 pm
02/17/17 St. Mary’s 6:15 pm
02/20/-02/21/17 Subdistricts TBA
02/23/17 Subdistricts TBA
02/27-02/28/17 Districts TBA
03/09-03/11/17 State Basketball TBA
Wrestling
12/03/16 @ Howells-Dodge 9:30 am
12/10/16 @ Osceola 8:30 am
12/17/16 @EPPJ (Pope John) 9:30 am
1/6/17 @Burwell 11:30 am
1/14/17 @ Dunning 10 am
1/21/17 @ Neligh-Oakdale 10 am
1/27/17 @ Central Valley (Greeley) 1 pm
1/28/17 @ Boone Central 10 am
2/2/17 NVC Wrestling @ Neligh 5 pm
2/3/17 @ Clearwater-Orchard (Clearwater) 11:30 am
2/10-2/11/17 Districts TBA
2/16-2/18/17 State TBA
Volleyball
09/06/16 Ewing – Niobrara/Verdigre Double Triangular
09/08/16 Boyd County JV/Varsity
 09/10/16 @ Howells-Dodge Tournament Varsity
09/15/16 @ Creighton JV/Varisty
09/22/16 Nebraska Christian/Riverside Triangular
09/24/16 Plainview/West Holt Triangular
09/27/16 Osmond/Central Valley Triangular
09/29/16 @ Boone Central/Battle Creek Triangular
10/04/16 @St. Mary’s Triangular
10/11/16 Neligh-Oakdale/Riverside Triangular
10/13/16 Niobrara/Verdigre JV/Varsity
10/18/16 @ Burwell JV/Varisty
10/24-10/28 (To Be Determined) Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
Football
Date Opponent
8/26
Burwell (Burwell, NE)
Location: Elgin/Pope John High School
9/2
@ High Plains (Polk, NE)
Location: High Plains High School
9/9
Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing (Chambers, NE)
Location: Elgin/Pope John High School
9/16

7:00p

@ Clearwater/Orchard (Clearwater, NE)
Location: Clearwater/Orchard High School
9/23
@ Humphrey/Holy Family (Humphrey, NE)
Location: Humphrey/Holy Family High School
9/30
Howells-Dodge (Howells, NE)
Location: Elgin/Pope John High School
10/7

7:00p

Clarkson/Leigh (Clarkson, NE)
Location: Elgin/Pope John High School
10/14
@ Neligh-Oakdale (Neligh, NE)
Location: Neligh-Oakdale High School