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2011 – BB: Clearwater

2011 Dominant Dynasties Award

Clearwater
Basketball

Led by head coaches John Krivohlavek (1975-76) and Rick Hesse (1976-1995) the Clearwater boys basketball teams were for 20 years the small school power in northeast Nebraska and at the state level. The Cardinals appeared in 11 State Tournaments and were the first boys team to win four consecutive state titles. The Cards finished first, second or third almost every season in the 10 team Sandhills-Gateway Conference and later in the 16 team Niobrara Valley Conference. At the 1986-87 state tournament the Clearwater fans hoisted a banner saying “Welcome to the Fourth Annual Clearwater Invitational” which the Cards won. For two decades the Cardinals posted a record of 346 wins against 91 losses, averaging 17 wins and 4 losses per season.

1975 -76 RECORD: 15 WINS 6 LOSSES

1976 – 77 RECORD: 15 WINS 7 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE CHAMPS – CLASS D STATE QUALIFIER
1977 – 78 RECORD: 14 WINS 3 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE RUNNERUP

1978 – 79 RECORD: 23 WINS 2 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE CHAMPS – CLASS D STATE SEMIFINALIST 1979 – 80 RECORD: 17 WINS 7 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE RUNNERUP – CLASS D STATE QUALIFIER

1980 – 81 RECORD: 23 WINS 1 LOSS SHGW CONFERENCE CHAMPS – CLASS D STATE QUALIFIER

1981 – 82 RECORD: 10 WINS 8 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE RUNNERUP

1982 – 83 RECORD: 16 WINS 5 LOSSES SHGW CONSOLATION CHAMPS – D-8 DISTRICT CHAMPS

1983 – 84 RECORD: 23 WINS 0 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE CHAMPS -CLASS D-2 STATE CHAMPS

1984 – 85 RECORD: 20 WINS 5 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE CHAMPS – CLASS D-2 STATE CHAMPS

1985 – 86 RECORD: 23 WINS 1 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE RUNNERUP – CLASS 0-2 STATE CHAMPS

1986 – 87 RECORD: 25 WINS 1 LOSSES SHGW CONFERENCE RUNNERUP – CLASS 0-2 STATE CHAMPS ,

1987 – 88 RECORD: 19 WINS 2 LOSSES NIOBRARA VALLEY CONFERENCE CONSOLATION CHAMPS

1988 – 89 RECORD: 19 WINS 4 LOSSES NIOBRARA VALLEY CONFERENCE RUNNERUP – CLASS D-2 STATE QUALIFIER

1989 – 90 RECORD: 14 WINS 8 LOSSES NIOBRARA VALLEY CONFERENCE RUNNERUP

1990 – 91 RECORD: 11 WINS 11 LOSSES Dl-5 SUB-DISTRICT CHAMPS

1991 – 92 RECORD: 18 WINS 4 LOSSES NIOBRARA VAlLEY CONFERENCE CONSOLATION CHAMPS – 02-9 SUB-DISTRICT CHAMPS

1992 – 93 RECORD: 9 WINS 10 LOSSES

1993 – 94 RECORD: 17 WINS 4 LOSSES D2-9 SUB-DISTRICT CHAMPS

1994 – 95 RECORD: 24 WINS 2 LOSSES NIOBRARA VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPS – CLASS D-2 STATE SEMI-FINALIST

ASSISTANT COACHES: VERN KNAPP (1975 -76), NEIL WARING 1977 -78), & ROD BRUMMELS (1978 -1995)