Varsity, JV, and Freshman Boys Basketball Updates

All levels of the Elkhorn North boys basketball program are well underway in their respective seasons


Photo by Landon Mahnke

Sophomore Will Farrington dribbles down the floor after a steal on the other end against Omaha Gross



After having back to back 8-15 seasons the Elkhorn North Varsity boys basketball team is off to a slow but promising start. While the first five games have not ended in the Wolves favor, the record does not reflect how competitive they have been in these games. Throughout the start of the season the Wolves have had to face off against the top two teams in Class B while also playing the number 8 team in Class B in Bennington, and one Class A opponent in North Platte. Elkhorn North by far has had the toughest schedule among all of the Class B teams, and they are only on week 3 of the high school basketball season. They remain win-less currently but have fought hard in every single game to give some really good teams a lot of trouble.

The Wolves have a holiday break coming up, in which they will get to rest for their tournament in Wahoo on the 28th and 29th against Bishop Neuman and Wahoo. The Wolves have a busy schedule up ahead and a lot of great games to be looking forward to!


Junior Varsity


The Elkhorn North junior varsity basketball season is well underway. Coached by Jared Betz, the Wolves have begun the season with a record of 2-4, but, just like with the varsity squad, this team is looking to see development more than anything. It’s a very young team consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores, including several guys who will play on multiple teams within the program.

The team is on an extended break with the holidays coming up, but they will return to action Tuesday, January 3rd at Bellevue East and again on Tuesday, January 10th at Roncalli Catholic.




Just like the junior varsity team, the Elkhorn North freshman basketball team is looking to see a lot of development over the course of this season. Led by Nate Schimonitz, the freshman team is off to a 1-2 start but expects to see some serious growth this year. The entire program includes 18 freshmen and the coaching staff is excited for the future of all of these young individuals. Many freshmen have also gained the opportunity to play junior varsity and varsity this season.

Like JV, the freshman have an upcoming long break but will resume play on Monday, January 2nd against Elkhorn High.