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 and made a trip to the State Tournament in 2017.

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.

2020-21 Schedule

JV / VARSITY BASKETBALL 

12/3/20        @ Riverside (Spalding)   4:00

12/4/20        vs Niobrara-Verdigre 4:00 @ PJ 

12/8/20        vs Neligh-Oakdale  4:00 @ PJ                   

12/11/20      @  Plainview  4:00

12/12/20      @ Wausa   2:00

12/15/20      vs. Elkhorn Valley 4:00@EPS                    

12/19/20      vs Boyd County 2:00 @EPS

12/21/20      vs Creighton  4:00  @ EPS             

12/28/20      Holiday Tourney @ Madison TBD

12/29/20      Holiday Tourney @ Madison TBD

1/2/21           @ Bloomfield 2:00                  

1/5/21          vs Spalding Academy 4:00@PJ

1/8/21          vs St. Mary’s (girls only)  6:15 @EPS                    

1/12/21        @ Fullerton 4:00

1/15/21        vs Stuart  4:00 @EPS

1/16/21        @ Winside   2:00

1/22/21        vs West Holt 4:00@PJ

1/28/21        @ Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family*  4:00

1/30/21-2/6/21    NVC Tourney                    TBA

2/9/21        @ CWC (Bartlett)                          4:00

2/11/21        @ Summerland (Clearwater)     4:00

2/15/21-2/16/21 Girls Subdistricts                 TBA

2/18/211        Girls Subdistricts                         TBA

2/19/21        vs St. Mary’s (boys only)               6:15 @EPS                    

2/22/21-2/23-21  Boys Subdistricts                TBA

2/25/21        Boys Subdistricts                            TBA

 2/26/21        Girls Districts                                  TBA

2/27/21 Boys Districts                                          TBA

3/4/21-3/6/21  Girls State @ Lincoln                TBA

3/11/21-3/13/21 Boys State @ Lincoln              TBA

JH BASKETBALL

11/30/20        vs Madison (girls only) 4:00@PJ

12/1/20      @ HHS-LHF (girls only) 4:00                       

12/10/20      @ Neligh-Oakdale (girls only)  4:00

12/14/20 vs Niobrara-Verdigre 4:00 @PJ

12/17/20      @ Elkhorn Valley (girls only)  3:30

1/8/21 vs St. Mary’s (girls only) 4:00@EPS

1/14/21          vs Summerland 4:00@PJ 

1/18/21 vs Elkhorn Valley (boys only) 4:00@EPS

1/21/21 @ Osmond (Girls only) 4:00     

1/25/21 @ Plainview (boys only) 4:00        

1/29/21 Tourn. @ Elkhorn Valley (boys only) 4:00

2/8/21          @ CWC (Chambers) 3:30

2/16/21        @. Neligh-Oakdale (boys only)  4:00

2/19/21        vs. St. Mary’s (boys only 4:00 @ EPS