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.

2017-18 Schedule

Football
Date Opponent
8/25
7:00 pm@Burwell
9/1
7:00 pm vs. High Plains (HOME)
9/8
7:00 pm@Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing
Location: Ewing
9/15
7:00 pm vs. Clearwater/Orchard (HOME)
9/22
7:00 pm vs. Humphrey/Holy Family (HOME)
9/29
7:00 pm@Howells-Dodge
10/6
7:00 pm@Clarkson/Leigh
10/13
7:00 pm vs. Neigh-Oakdale (HOME)
Volleyball
08/26 @ State Fair-Grand Island

vs. Diller-Odell@6:15 pm / Giltner @ 7:30 pm

Varsity Jamboree
08/31 5:00 pm@CWC Varsity Triangular
09/05 5:00 pm@Ewing Varsity Double Triangular
 09/07 4:30 pm@Boyd Co. (Spencer) C/JV/Varsity
 09/09 9:00 am@Howells-Dodge Varsity Tournament
09/11 4:00 pm@Pope John JH/C/JV
09/12 6:00 pm@O’Neill Jr. Varsity
09/13 3:00 pm vs. Neigh-Oakdale@EPS Jr. High
09/14 5:30 pm vs. Creighton@Pope John C/JV/Varsity
09/18 5:30 pm@Boone Central (Albion) C Team
09/21 5:30 pm@NE Christian (Central City) Varsity Triangular
09/23 10:00 am@West Holt JV/Varisty
09/25 3:30 pm vs. Humphrey-LHF@Pope John JH/C/JV
09/26 5:00 pm@Pope John Varsity Triangular
09/28 5:30 pm@Battle Creek JV/Varsity
10/02 3:30 pm@CWC (Chambers) JH/JV
10/03 5:00 pm@EPS Varsity Triangular
10/04 2:00 pm@Riverside JH
10/05 5:00 pm@Orchard-Clearwater JV/Varsity
10/07 9:00 am@Cedar Rapids JH Tournament
10/09 6:00 pm vs. Battle Creek@Pope John C/JV
10/10 5:00 pm@Pope John Varsity Triangular
10/12 4:00 pm@Niobrara-Verdigre (Niobrara) C/JV/Varsity
10/14 8:30 am@Neligh-Oakdale

9:00 am@Ewing

C Team Tournament

JH Tournament

10/17 5:00 pm vs. Burwell@EPS (televised) C/JV/Varsity
10/21 9:00 am@Niobrara-Verdigre (Verdigre) C/JV Tournament
10/23-10/27 10/23 (To Be Determined)

10/24@EPPJ (EPS)

10/27 – 6:15 pm Finals@O’Neill

Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament
Boys Basketball
12/01/17 @Niobrara-Verdigre* 4 pm
12/05/17 @Neligh-Oakdale 4 pm
12/08/17  Plainview (EPS) 4 pm
12/09/17 Riverside (EPS) 2 pm
12/12/17 @Elkhorn Valley 4 pm
12/16/17 @Boyd County (Spencer) 2 pm
12/18/17 @Creighton 4 pm
12/29/17 @Madison Tourney 2 pm
12/30/17 @Madison Tourney 2 pm
01/02/18 @Spalding Academy 4 pm
01/06/18 O’Neill – No Varsity Boys (PJ) 2 pm
01/09/18 Fullerton (PJ) 4 pm
01/12/18 @Stuart 4 pm
01/16/18 Clarkson*-Leigh (PJ) 4 pm
01/19/18 @Ewing 4 pm
01/23/18 @Battle Creek (JV/V play same time) 4:30 pm
01/25/18 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (EPS) 4 pm
01/27-02/03/18 NVC Tourney TBA
02/06/18 CWC (PJ) 4 pm
02/08/18 Clearwater*/Orchard(EPS) 4 pm
02/16/18 @St. Mary’s (Boys only) 6:15 pm
02/19/-02/20/18 Subdistricts TBA
02/22/18 Subdistricts TBA
02/27/18 Districts TBA
03/08-03/10/18 State Basketball TBA
Girls Basketball
12/01/17 @Niobrara-Verdigre* 4 pm
12/05/17 @Neligh-Oakdale 4 pm
12/08/17  Plainview (EPS) 4 pm
12/09/17 Riverside (EPS) 2 pm
12/12/17 @Elkhorn Valley 4 pm
12/16/17 @Boyd County (Spencer) 2 pm
12/18/17 @Creighton 4 pm
12/29/17 @Madison Tourney 2 pm
12/30/17 @Madison Tourney 2 pm
01/02/18 @Spalding Academy 4 pm
01/05/18 @St. Mary’s (girls only) 6:15 pm
01/06/18 O’Neill (PJ) 2 pm
01/09/18 Fullerton (PJ) 4 pm
01/12/18 @Stuart 4 pm
01/16/18 Clarkson*-Leigh (PJ) 4 pm
01/19/18 @Ewing 4 pm
01/23/18 @Battle Creek (JV/V play same time) 4:30 pm
01/25/18 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (EPS) 4 pm
01/27-02/03/18 NVC Tourney TBA
02/06/18 CWC (PJ) 4 pm
02/08/18 Clearwater*/Orchard(EPS) 4 pm
02/12/-02/13/18 Subdistricts TBA
02/15/18 Subdistricts TBA
02/23/18 Districts TBA
03/01-03/03/18 State Basketball TBA
Wrestling
12/02/17 @Howells*-Dodge 9:30 am
12/7/17 Tri@Orchard 6 pm
12/9/17 @Osceola 8:30 am
12/16/17 @Elgin Public-Pope John (PJ) 9:30 am
1/5/18 @Burwell 11:30 am
1/13/18 @Dunning 10 am
1/20/18 @Neligh-Oakdale 1 pm
1/26/18 @Central Valley (Greeley) 1 pm
1/27/18 @Boone Central 10 am
2/1/18 NVC@West Holt 5 pm
2/2/18 @Clearwater*-Orchard 11:30 am
2/9-2/10/18 Districts TBA
2/15-2/17/18 State TBA
Track
3/27/18 @Fullerton 9  am
4/3/18 @Neligh-Oakdale 2:30 pm
4/10/18 @Neligh-Oakdale 12:30 am
4/12/18 @O’Neill 9 am
4/18/18 @St. Mary’s  9 am
4/24/18 @Creighton 1:30 pm
4/26/18 Norfolk Classic 4 pm
4/28/18 NVC@West Holt 9:30 am
5/2/18 @Humphrey 9 am
5/9/18 Districts TBA
5/18-19 State @ Omaha Burke TBA

JUNIOR HIGH
4/2 @Plainview
4/17 @Burwell
4/24 @Genoa
4/28  NVC@West Holt
5/1 @West Holt
5/8 @Plainview

Golf
3/29/18 @Norfolk Catholic 10 am
4/3/18 Quad@Ewing  4 pm
4/11/18 @Ewing  9 am
4/14/18 @Plainview 8:30 am
4/19/18 @Scotus 9 am
4/24/18 @Neligh (NVC) 9 am
4/28/18 @West Holt 9 am
4/30/18 Tri@Albion 4:30 pm
5/2/18 @Niobrara*-Verdigre 9:30 am
5/7/18 @Bassett 9 am
5/10 Dual@Neligh (EPPJ Host) 2 pm
5/14-15 Districts TBA
5/11-23 State TBA