Varsity Corner

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 […]

Rising to the challenge

Jack Sorensen’s determination, focus, and humility have helped him lead his cross country team to its highest finish in the state meet in over three years. Mount Michael high school Cross Country and Track coach John Gathje believes Jack has “helped his teammates survive and thrive during the pandemic.” As […]

Owning the Mound

His passion for the game of baseball keeps Bellevue West High School senior Jaxon Jelkin focused and willing to sacrifice to reach his goals. After graduation, he’s pursuing his baseball and academic goals at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ. “Being able to continue to play the sport I […]

Serving up Success

Nora Wurtz is not a typical Varsity Corner athlete. She plays Varsity volleyball for DC West High School, but she and her family live on a farm outside of Valley, NE, and she has responsibilities that many other athletes don’t share. “My family raises Simmental and SimAngus cattle, so I […]

Shining with Spirit

Senior Lauren Proctor finds cheering for Burke High School athletes to be fun and rewarding. “I’ve made many new friends along the way,” she said. “I love cheering for Burke because I love representing my school, being involved, and having so much fun!” Unfortunately due to COVID-19, her squad wasn’t […]

A Passion for the Gridiron

Imagine being able to play football under the lights at the Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. Elkhorn North High School junior Kyree Bennett got the opportunity to do just that when he played for the Westland Meteors in middle school. “I’ve never played on national television before, so […]

A Driving Force

Izabella PesickaSophomore | Millard North High School Millard North varsity girls’ golfer Izabella Pesicka has a passion and a drive to succeed, but her parents’ support means everything. Her dad started taking her out at Champions Run Country Club when she was five years old. She participated in all the […]