Shootout On the Elkhorn Bracket Released, Area Teams Competing In Three Other Tournaments

WISNER – Eight northeast Nebraska high school basketball programs, featuring 16 teams will take over Wisner in late December for an annual holiday basketball tourney.

From Wisner-Pilger Public Schools, teams of Battle Creek, Lutheran High Northeast, Neligh-Oakdale, Pierce, Ponca, Wakefield/Allen (girls), Wakefield (boys), Winnebago and Wisner-Pilger will compete in the 26th annual Shootout on the Elkhorn.

Girls bracket:

Ponca vs. Neligh-Oakdale at 2:30 p.m. (South Gym)

Lutheran High Northeast vs. Winnebago at 2:30 p.m. (North Gym)

Wisner-Pilger vs. Battle Creek at 6 p.m. (North Gym)

Pierce vs. Wakefield/Allen at 6 p.m. (South Gym)

Last year Ponca defeated Battle Creek in double overtime, 40-37 to be crowned champions as Pierce defeated Wisner-Pilger (63-33) for third place. In the consolation round a year ago, Winnebago won over Lutheran High Northeast (59-45) for fifth and Wakefield defeated Neligh-Oakdale (50-39) to place seventh.


Boys bracket:

Ponca vs. Neligh-Oakdale at 4:15 p.m. (South Gym)

Lutheran High Northeast vs. Winnebago at 4:15 p.m. (North Gym)

Wisner-Pilger vs. Battle Creek at 7:45 p.m. (North Gym)

Pierce vs. Wakefield at 7:45 p.m. (South Gym)


Ponca swept the bracket also winning the boys division over Winnebago (60-58) as Wisner-Pilger defeated Pierce (54-37) for third. LHNE edged Battle Creek (61-58) for fifth and Wakefield also defeated Neligh-Oakdale in the boys bracket (57-46) for seventh.


Randolph Holiday Tourney: Thursday, December 27 – Saturday, December 29

Thursday: (girls) Winside girls vs. Plainview at 5 p.m.

Friday: (girls) Winside vs. Randolph at 4 p.m.; (boys) Winside vs. Plainview at 5:30 p.m. and (boys) Allen vs. Randolph at 7 p.m.

Saturday: boys consolation at noon; boys championship at 1:30 p.m. and (girls) Plainview vs. Randolph at 3 p.m.


Madison Holiday Tourney: Friday, December 28 – Saturday, December 29

Madison Holiday Tournament Brackets

Friday: (girls) Madison vs. Burwell at 11 a.m.; (boys) Madison vs. Burwell at 12:45 p.m.; (girls) Emerson/Hubbard vs. Elgin Public-Pope John at 2:30 p.m. and (boys) Emerson/Hubbard vs.  Elgin Public-Pope John at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday: Girls consolation at 11 a.m. followed boy boys at 12:45 p.m. Girls championship game at 2:30 p.m. followed by boys at 4:15 p.m.


Stanton Holiday Tourney: Friday, December 28 – Saturday, December 29

2018 Stanton Holiday Tournament pre-bracket

Friday: (girls) West Holt vs. Hartington/Newcastle at 2 p.m.; (boys): West Holt vs. Hartington-Newcastle at 3:45 p.m.; (girls) Stanton vs. O’Neill at 5:30 p.m. and (boys) Stanton vs. O’Neill at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday: girls consolation at 2 p.m. followed by boys consolation at 3:45 p.m. Girls championship at 5:30 p.m. followed boy boys championship at 7:15 p.m.