Varsity Corner

Best Foot Forward

Calla Wittland  |  Senior  |  Bennington High School Running has been in Calla Wittland’s family for generations. “My dad and grandpa both love running, and that is where I got my love for it as well,” she said. “Last year we all got to run in a 5k together, which […]

A Strategy for Success

Clark Rue  |  Senior  |  Westside High School Westside High School senior Clark Rue enjoys the independence of tennis, but he’s definitely a team player. “I find being part of a team is important when you’re out on the court,” he said. “It gives me motivation to succeed not only […]

Continuing a Winning Culture

As a child, Ensley Frame never dreamed that someday she would be committed to playing softball for Creighton University. In fact, she had no interest in softball until her family encouraged her at 10 years old. “My mom and grandpa convinced me to give it a try. From then on […]

Race to Success

Gretna High School senior Colby Erdkamp loves to run—probably more than most young men his age. He grew up playing basketball, baseball, and football, but his freshman year he decided to give cross country a shot. “In my first cross-country race, I ended up winning at the Class of the […]

A Love for Team

Elkhorn South High School graduate and Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) scholarship winner Jaci Vanderloo has played softball for thirteen years. She began playing for the Elkhorn Slammers when she was in third grade. “Some of my best memories playing softball came from that team and my time with EAA. Since […]

No Place Like Home

Lindsey Ellison, Elkhorn High School graduate and Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) scholarship winner, found a home in EAA athletics. “We moved the summer before seventh grade. My parents wanted us to attend Elkhorn public schools, and after playing for EAA and having our sports “families” already out here, it was […]

Life-long Love for Athletics

When Ben Morrow started high school at Elkhorn South, he didn’t know a soul because he’d attended St. Patrick’s Catholic through eighth grade. “It was pretty difficult to start, but sports were definitely the biggest help. Meeting guys on the football and baseball team was super helpful, and it really […]

Multi-sport Success

Drive comes easily to Jack Buddecke, Elkhorn High School graduate and Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) scholarship winner. “I get motivated by wanting to become a better version of myself every day. Every practice or offseason workout was an opportunity to improve skills and get faster and stronger.” Buddecke started out […]

Takeoff to Success

Sports have always been a big part of Reid Nelson’s life. A senior at Elkhorn South High School, Nelson played basketball and participated on the Elkhorn South Track team all four years. He comes by his track and field talent naturally. His dad was a track athlete for Nebraska Wesleyan […]

Influential Aspirations

Marian senior Lauren Harris is grateful for everything she’s learned from being involved in both her club and high school track teams. “I have met amazing people who became my friends, I’ve traveled all over the country during the club track season, and I have been given the opportunity to […]