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.

2019-20 Schedule

08/24 10:00 am vs. Palmer and 11:00 am vs. Pender@Grand Island State Fair Varsity Jamboree
08/29 5:00 pm vs. Lutheran High Northeast @Pope John C/JV/Varsity
09/03 5:00 pm vs. Burwell@EPS C/JV/Varsity
 09/05 5:00 pm@EPS Varsity Triangular
 09/09 6:00 pm@O’Neill C/JV/Varsity
 09/10 5:00 pm@Stuart Varsity Double Triangular
09/12 4:30 pm@Spencer C/JV/Varsity
09/14 9:00 am@Dodge Varsity Tournament
09/16 4:00 pm vs. OCE@Pope John JH/C Team/JV
09/19 5:30 pm vs. Creighton@Pope John C/JV/Varsity
09/23 4:30 pm vs. Cedar Valley@Pope John C Team/JV
09/26 5:30 pm@EPS Varsity Triangular
09/28 10:00 am@EPS(Varsity)  @PJ(JV) JV/Varsity
10/01 5:00 pm@Pope John Triangular
10/03 5:30 pm @ Boone Central JV/Varsity
10/08 5:00 pm@St. Mary’s Varsity Triangular
10/10 5:00 pm@CWC Varsity Triangular
10/14 5:00 pm@Battle Creek C Team/JV
10/15 5:00 pm@EPS Varsity Triangular
10/17 4:00 pm@Niobrara-Verdigre* C/JV/Varsity
10/19 8:30 am@Neligh C Team Tourney
10/22-10/26 10/22 & 10/23 (To Be Determined)

10/25 – 6:15 pm Finals

Varsity NVC Tournament
10/26 9:00 am@Niobrara-Verdigre* JV
10/28-10/29 Subdistricts Varsity
11/2 Districts Varsity
11/7-11/9 State Varsity