2016- Basketball/Boys Golf, Holdrege

Golden Anniversary Team: Holdrege basketball and golf, 1967. The Dusters went 23-1 in basketball, losing only to Grand Island, one of eight Class A games on their schedule. They defeated Schuyler’s “Jolly Green Giants” 66-54 in the state final. In golf, the Dusters shot the lowest single-round Class B score (237) to date while winning the first of back-to-back state titles.

Basketball/Boys Golf-Holdrege, 1966-67

Golden Anniversary Team: Holdrege basketball and golf, 1967. The Dusters went 23-1 in basketball, losing only to Grand Island, one of eight Class A games on their schedule. They defeated Schuyler’s “Jolly Green Giants” 66-54 in the state final. In golf, the Dusters shot the lowest single-round Class B score (237) to date while winning the first of back-to-back state titles.

Cross Country

Jeralyn Poe

Lincoln North Star

Jeralyn is the second runner in Nebraska history to win four all-class gold medals at the State Cross Country meet.  She set the state 5000-meter cross country record (18.09) and was named the Nebraska Gatorade Runner of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  She attends Michigan State, majoring in Earth Science/Meterology. She is a member of the Spartan cross country and track and field teams.

2016

Jeralyn Poe

Lincoln North Star

Jeralyn is the second runner in Nebraska history to win four all-class gold medals at the State Cross Country meet.  She set the state 5000-meter cross country record (18.09) and was named the Nebraska Gatorade Runner of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  She attends Michigan State, majoring in Earth Science/Meterology. She is a member of the Spartan cross country and track and field teams.

2016- Sofie Tate Columbus

Sofia Tate began dancing in kindergarten.  She was inspired to pursue cheerleading after watching a performance by a University of Arkansas cheerleader on the internet.  She cheered for Columbus High School, incorporating athletic feats such as back handsprings into her routine.  She is currently a cheerleader at Nebraska Wesleyan, studying communication.

2016:Jerry and Tina McLain Family

Chadron

Standout athletes at Mayville (N.D.) State, Jerry and Tina McLain moved to Chadron in 1991 where all six of their children participated in three sports every year of high school, helping the Cardinals forge a golden era of success.  The boys excelled in football and baseball.  From 2002 to 2008, Chadron High won 52 of 61 football games with a McLain at quarterback.  Joe and John went on to be four-year starters at quarterback of Chadron State College.  Jake played football and baseball at Mayville State, earning all-conference honors in baseball three times.  Jamie and Jasmine helped Chadron High School qualify for the state tournament in volleyball and basketball and went on to play volleyball for Chadron State.