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Wrestlers Bring Home Medals

Two Elgin/ Pope John wrestling club members competed in the Midwest Classic Tournament held in Kearney, NE on March 28. Over 1,260 wrestlers were...

Mescher Wins State Free Throw Event At Hastings

Chelsi Mescher displays her championship trophy after she won the state free-throw contest Sunday in Hastings. Chelsi and a girl from Atkinson tied for...

PJ, EHS Golf Teams Ready For Season to Begin

Golf teams at Pope John Central Catholic and Elgin High School are ready for the spring season. Competing for EHS this year will be...

OWH, LJS Announce All-State Selections

Nebraska’s two largest daily newspapers announced their all-state basketball selections on Sunday. Elgin senior Andrew Bauer was named to the Lincoln Journal-Star Class D-2 second...

Bauer, Stoltz Lead All-NVC East Selections

The Niobrara Valley Conference coaches announced their selections for all-conference boys and girls basketball teams.

Pope John Athletes Ready for Track Season

Athletes at Pope John Central Catholic are preparing for the spring track season. Members of the girls team (left photo) are (front row, l-r):...

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,...