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Eagles Ready for Track Season

Participating in track this season at Elgin High School are (front row, l-r): Tad Henkenius, Christie Getzfred, Sam Janssen, A.J. Braband and Ben Wiegand....

Elgin Soccer Sign-Up Ends Thursday

Currently, the soccer season is scheduled for April 11 through May 2. Games are usually scheduled for Saturday mornings with Neligh and possibly Tilden...

Five EHS Students Qualify for State Speech

State speech qualifiers from Elgin High School are (front row, l-r): Eric Shoemaker and Jeff Bush. Back row: Nathan Niewohner, Linsey Bode and Carlie...

Stuhr Grandchildren Among Top Wyoming Swimmers

Laramie, Wyoming was the setting for the 2009 Winter State USA Swimming competition the weekend of March 6-8.  Nicole Thiele, age 10, and Aaron Thiele,...

Mescher Wins Regional Free Throw Contest

Elgin's Chelsi Mescher placed first in the regional competition of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held March 1 at Albion. She is...

Final Pope John Wrestling Stats Released

Final statistics for the 2008-2009 wrestling season at Pope John Central Catholic have been announced. The team had two state medalists this year. Dylan Heithoff...

Spinning Tales — A Week of Missed Opportunities

The last week of February every year means heartbreak for some, jubilation for others. Basketball fans know what I’m talking about. It’s the postseason for...

Leigh Upsets Crusaders 51 to 48

CLARKSON — Entering the fourth quarter with a four-point lead, Pope John couldn’t put away Leigh in the final minutes and lost 51 to...

Dodge Eliminates Eagles at Sub-District Finals

CLARKSON — On a night when nearly everyone wearing orange and black expected the Elgin Eagles to soar to victory, something inexplicable happened: They...

Ewing Defeats Pope John in OT Thriller

BATTLE CREEK — Thirty-two minutes was not enough to decide the winner of the D2-3 District girls basketball title between Ewing and Pope John...

Spinning Tales — What A Difference A Week Made For Heithoff

By Dennis L. Morgan Publisher From one week to the next, no one knows for sure what will take place in one’s life. Everyone has a yesterday...

Eagles Defeat Wheeler Central

ELGIN — Three Eagles scored in double figures as Elgin defeated Wheeler Central 68 to 32 in a rare Wednesday night matchup. The game was...

Lady Crusaders Win Sub-District

CLARKSON — Down by six points in the third quarter, Pope John Central Catholic stormed back to defeat Lindsay Holy Family 59 to 47...

Heithoff Wins Gold at State Wrestling Tournament, Henn Earns Sixth Place Medal

OMAHA — Five wrestlers from Elgin area schools went to the State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha. Of that number, two came home with medals,...

St. Mary’s Defeats Crusaders

ELGIN — Cold shooting in the third quarter proved costly to the Crusaders Friday night as O’Neill St. Mary’s defeated Pope John 64 to...

Hall of Fame Inductees

On Friday afternoon at a special ceremony in the Elgin High School gymnasium, Chad Schmitt and Jerry Mundorf were formally inducted into the newly-formed...

Stamp Earns Return Trip to State Wrestling Meet

PENDER — Elgin High School senior Austin Stamp will again compete for a gold medal at the State High School Wrestling Tournament later this...

Crusaders Qualify Four for State Wrestling Tournament

PENDER — Four Pope John Central Catholic wrestlers will proudly wear the school colors into Omaha’s Qwest Center Thursday to compete at the NSAA...

Sports Scoreboard

Girls Basketball Pope John Lady Crusaders SPALDING — Four Lady Crusaders scored in double figures Tuesday night as Pope John won on the road, 75 to...

Sports Scoreboard

Basketball Girls ELGIN — There’s a saying in sports that defense wins championships. If that’s true, then good things are going to happen to the Pope...