SILVER Anniversary Teams

Every year a team from the school year of 25 years ago is chosen and honored at the annual banquet as the Silver Anniversary Team. The Hall of Fame founders recognized the team concept should not be overlooked in the Hall plans, understanding that being a part of a team is one of the great benefits of high school athletics.

 

Winners by Year

2016-Basketball-Lincoln Pius X

Silver Anniversary Team: Lincoln Pius X girls basketball, 1991-92. The Thunderbolts went 25-0 while winning the Class B state title. The seniors graduated with a three-year record of 70-2.

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2016- Football/Basketball, Bertrand

Silver Anniversary Team: Bertrand football and basketball, 1991-92. The Vikings went 13-0 in football while winning the Class C-2 state championship, then went 22-1 in basketball to complete the sweep.

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2015 – Football/Wrestling: Mullen

Coach Mike Brown took the Broncos to an undefeated state championship season in Eight Man-1 football before Coach Dan Brost guided Mullen to its third consecutive state championship in Class D wrestling.

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2015 – Football: Papillion/LV

The undefeated Class A state champions (12-0)) coached by Gene Suhr, set Class A scoring records in the regular season and playoffs. Beat Grand Island 42-21 for the state title.

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2015 – Basketball: Sutton Girls

The only undefeated (26-0) girls basketball team in 1990-91, the Fillies edged Crofton 40-38 in the Class C-1 state final. Coach John Schoenbergs team averaged 63 points per game

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2014 – Volleyball: Hastings St. Cecilia

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2014 – Football: Elkhorn

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2013 – Girls Basketball: Gibbon 1988-89

Gibbon Girls 1988-89 Class C State Champion Basketball Team Front L to R: Tonia McBride, Lisa Wiseman, Lori Wilson, Becky Myers, Heather Treick Middle: Nikki Harmon, Kelli Power, Julie Widdowson, Amy Bleach, Klesha Dobesh, Chris Richardson, Jill Bleach, Lori Belau, Sarah Schneider Back: Coach Paul Reinertson, Coach Carolyn Reinertson, Danielle Baily, Steph Hodge, Michelle Kush, … Continue reading “2013 – Girls Basketball: Gibbon 1988-89”

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2013 – Basketball: Millard South 1988-89

Millard South 1988-89 – Basketball Front L to R, Kirk Bragg, Matt Kelly, Dale Ribble, Joe Groat, Scott Bream, Shawn Hamell, Mike Karloff, Joel Wallschlaeger. Back L to R, Lonzo Rollins, Scott Timmermeier, Coach Brad Oltmans, Coach Zac Lowe, Coach Frank Ryan, Coach Larry Ribble, Coach Chuck Walotz,, Coach Rick Hook, Brian Nielsen, Steve Sehorst.

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2012 – Football: Cambridge

Front-Doug Houser, Travis Arnold, Richard Burke, J.F. Hoffman, Trevor Kubik, Brian DeVries, Doug Witte, Shawn Colson, Doug Wulfe, Second Row- Troy Paisley, Gordon Collicott, Roland Besler, Tom Druse, Brad Holtze, Don Hosick, Chris Borland, Rick Sayer, Virgil Banzhaf, Chris Chitwood, Pat Langley, Monty Smith Third Row – Scott Mollring S.M., Dana Hlavinka, Darren Mues, Todd … Continue reading “2012 – Football: Cambridge”

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2012 – Basketball: Atkinson West Holt

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2011 – Girls Basketball: Lincoln East

Bottom L to R: Alysen Madsen, Nikki Stricker, Jeany Hill, Cindy Peterson, Kim Barger Back; Coach John Strain,Kim Smith, Kara Petri,Susan Hubbard, Ruth Spethman, Holly Tropp, Melissa Sanford, Jenn Bauman Season Record: 23-0. Class A state champion, defeating Omaha Marian by 56-47 in finals…Head Coach John Strain, assistants Dick Petri and Karen Irvine. Several basketball … Continue reading “2011 – Girls Basketball: Lincoln East”

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2011 – Football/Girls Basketball: Battle Creek

  Front L to R: Statistician Dawn Fink, Connie Kirby, Suzanne Brungardt, Kim Osborn, Julie Hrabanek, Amy Volk, Managers Renee Martischang, Laura Vogel. Back: Coach Wayne McCormick, Michelle Volk, Jami Otgjen, Lisa Wacker, Jill Klein, Mary Schnitzler, Jodi Otjen, Shelia Johnson, Michele Field, Tammy Hepper, Coach Bob Schnitzler Football team went 13-0, Class C-1 State … Continue reading “2011 – Football/Girls Basketball: Battle Creek”

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2010 – Football: Grand Island Northwest

Grand Island Northwest, 13-0, Class B State Champions Front Row – Right to Left – Dan Hesselgesser, Doug Clement, Greg Hansen, Dave Hepner, Russ Harvey, Mike Katzberg, Scott Woodward, Mike Cleary, Steve Arrants, Joe Bauer, Tye Martin, Eric Corwin, Jeff Medberry, Jeff Bacon, Andy Rathjen, Angie Reed – Trainer Second Row – Steve Allen, Tom … Continue reading “2010 – Football: Grand Island Northwest”

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2010 – Football: Creighton Prep, Omaha

Creighton Prep, 12-0, Class A State Champions Front Row — Jeff Huber, Steve Kurtz, Matt Walsh, Paul Vescio, Mike Budka, Dave Crum, Leo Allison, Rick Davis, Dan Benak, Mike Macaitas, Scott Christensen, Tom Brown, Bryan Riley Second Row — Justin Groff, Mike Beacom, Cory Blatzell, Maurie Maher, Mike Hertzig, Steve Kelley, Jim Mullen, Dan Kirk,Chris … Continue reading “2010 – Football: Creighton Prep, Omaha”

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2009 – Football: Columbus Scotus

Record: 13 wins, no losses. Class B state champion. In playoffs, defeated Wood River, Aurora, Omaha Roncalli and Gothenburg. First team in Class A-B-C1 to have a 13-0 football season. Five players made all-state, 10 went on to college careers. Defense allowed only 55 points for the season, an average of 4.2 points per game. … Continue reading “2009 – Football: Columbus Scotus”

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2009 – Basketball/Volleyball/Track & Field: Hayes Center 1984-85

This group of girls enjoyed much success, in any and all sports, and won state championships in Class D-2 girls basketall and Class D girls track in 1985. The volleyball team just missed its title, finishing as 1984 D-2 runner-up. Coaches: Gary Hastings, Clint Livingston, Rick May, Marrietta Adams, Kate Repass. An individual highlight was … Continue reading “2009 – Basketball/Volleyball/Track & Field: Hayes Center 1984-85”

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2008 – Football/Basketball: Henderson, 1983-84

Henderson’s 1983-84 undefeated state champions in football and basketball:    

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2008 – Cross-Country: Crofton, 1983-84

Boys and Girls Cross Country, 1983-84 state champions. Front: Jill Haberer, Barb Wortmann, Karla Kube, Bill Zavadil, Cheryl Janssen, Rhonda Tramp, Jenny Shelton.Middle: Duane Kohles, Kevin Hynes, Joe Guenther, Tom Janssen.Back: Manager Kelly Stewart, Dean Burnham, Mike Wortmann, Dan McFarland, Coach Gail Peterson, Bill Lange, Dennis Tramp, Larry Guenther, Manager Sheila Kohles.

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2008 – Basketball: Omaha Central, 1983-84

Omaha Central girls basketball, undefeated 1983-84 state champions.

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2007 – Track & Field: Wheeler Central

Led by Hall of Famer Karlene Erickson, the Wheeler Central girls track team completed a four-year run that included a state runner-up finish in 1980 and Class D state titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983. The 1983 team scored 65 points, including three individual first places and a gold medal and the Class D state … Continue reading “2007 – Track & Field: Wheeler Central”

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2007 – Tennis: Columbus

The Class B state championship team with a record 54 points included No. 1 singles winner Robert Sjohom of Finland, No. 2 doubles champions Brad Scheidegger and Clay Castner and No. 2 singles runner-up Martin Sipple. The team was 6-0 in duals and won every invitational.

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2007 – Basketball: Wilber-Clatonia

Led by Angie Miller, who averaged 22.7 points and 11 rebounds per game, Wilber-Clatonia went 27-0 and won the Class C state championship.

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2006 – Football: Grand Island Northwest, 1981

1981 Class B State Champions 11-1 Record Central Conference champion Lone loss by 20-8 to Aurora. Defeated Aurora in state championship game, 55-0. Rated #5 in World-Herald final Top 10 ratings. Four all-state players, Todd Olson, Dave Sims, Kirk Berggren, Ron Maas. In three playoff games, they outscored opponents 132-12. Set or tied 12 all-class … Continue reading “2006 – Football: Grand Island Northwest, 1981”

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2006 – Basketball: Kearney, 1981-82

Kearney Girls Basketball–Front left to right: Manager Cindy Forbes, Shaune Scrivan, Trish Camp, Jana Holmes, Darla Staab. Row 2: Jolyn Flint, Bernadette Engels, Linda Park, Denise Davidson, Glenda Park, Linda Mooibroek, Statistician Jamie Scheurich. Back Row: Coach Ross Armstrong, Kim Gokie, Brenda Ward, Autumn Fyfe, Stacy Imming, Assistant Bettelee Lewis, Wendy Lantis.

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2005 – Football/Basketball: Grant, 1980-81

The 1980-81 state champion Grant football and boys basketball teams. The football team, coached by Hall of Fame coach Al Gaston, compiled an 11-1 record and won the state championship. The basketball team, coached by Tom Lawson and led by Hall of Famer Bill Jackman, went 26-0 to claim the state title. Football Team: Basketball … Continue reading “2005 – Football/Basketball: Grant, 1980-81”

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2005 – Cross-Country/Track & Field: Fremont, 1980-81

The Fremont boys cross country and track & field teams, 1980-81, They won the cross country championship of 1980 and followed it up with the Class A state track championship in 1981. The teams were coached by Hall of Fame coach Jon Appleget. Scott Eary won the individual cross country championship in 1980. Track & … Continue reading “2005 – Cross-Country/Track & Field: Fremont, 1980-81”

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2004 – Football: Lincoln East, 1979

Lincoln East Football (11-1) of 1979, coached by Lee Zentic:

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2004 – Basketball: Hartington Cedar Catholic, 1979-80

Hartington Cedar Catholic Boys Basketball (25-0) of 1979-80, coached by Bob Uhing.

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2004 – Basketball: Filley, 1978-79 and 1979-80

Filley Boys Basketball of 1978-79 and 1979-80 (27-0 each season), coached by Eldon Johnson.

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2003 – Basketball: Lyons, 1978-79

Unbeaten Class C Basketball State Champion Lyons, 26-0 in 1978-79, a team that stands the comparison test with the best:

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2002 – Football: Ansley, 1977

1977 Class C2 Football Champions:

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2002 – Basketball: Howells, 1973-74-77-78

Howells incredible run in Class C basketball, 1973-74-77-78. Howells Basketball Team Members: Brian Baumert Steve Baumert Terry Baumert Paul Belina Rich Belina Paul Bienhnoff, Coach Al Blum Dale Blum Dave Blum Don Blum Randy Cech Rick Cech Chris Clausen Cary Jakubowski Dick Jakubowski Larry Jakubowski Kevin Janata Rod Kalisek Jeff Kersten Mark Kersten Dan Koliha, … Continue reading “2002 – Basketball: Howells, 1973-74-77-78”

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2001 – Basketball: First State Champs in Modern Era of the Sport

Lincoln East Spartans, 1977 Class A Girls Basketball State Championship Team: York, 1976-77 Class B Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings St. Cecilia, 1976-77 Class C Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings Tribune, Oct/2001 By Chris Cottam Twenty-five years ago this year, a group of girls from St. Cecilia made history. They were the school’s … Continue reading “2001 – Basketball: First State Champs in Modern Era of the Sport”

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2000 – Swimming & Diving: Omaha Westside, 1975-76

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1999 – Football: Scribner, 1974

What was it that was to be liked about the 1974 Scribner High School football team? Was it the record, 10 wins and no losses? Was it the defense; five shutouts to open the season? Was it how easy they won; about a 30-margin or more in all but one game? Might it have been … Continue reading “1999 – Football: Scribner, 1974”

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1999 – Basketball: Omaha Central, 1974 and 1975

Omaha Central, one of the state’s first high schools and a grand institution all these years, won its first basketball state championship in 1912, the second year of the state tournament. The Eagles, who’ve played good basketball year in and year out, qualified for state a lot. But 62 years went past before another state … Continue reading “1999 – Basketball: Omaha Central, 1974 and 1975”

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1998 – Football/Track & Field: Lexington High School, 1973-74

The High School Hall of Fame came very close to choosing the entire Lexington High School’s athletic program for 1973-74 as the winner of the Silver Anniversary award, an honor planned for an outstanding team in the school year 25 years ago. The school had one of the greatest years for any school of its … Continue reading “1998 – Football/Track & Field: Lexington High School, 1973-74”

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1997 – Basketball: Fairbury, 1973

Roster: Greg Rosener Bob Kujath Mark Hansen Mark Bangert Greg Gibson Dell Schmidt John Krause Russ Vanous Bob Parks Bob Siegel Roger Stewart Kim Kujath Greg Hansmire, Student Manager Ken Milius, Student Manager Coaches Charlie Moore, Head Coach Don Mahlman, Assistant Coach The team ended the ’73 season with a record of 25-2 and a … Continue reading “1997 – Basketball: Fairbury, 1973”

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1996 – Basketball: Columbus Discovers, 1971-72

Do you know how many teams not from Omaha or Lincoln have won the state’s big school basketball championship in the last 40 high school seasons (written in 1996)? Three: Fremont in 1961, Columbus in 1972 and Norfolk in 1987. And Silver Anniversary team winner, the ’72 Columbus bunch, won its title at the Nebraska … Continue reading “1996 – Basketball: Columbus Discovers, 1971-72”

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1995 – Basketball: 1971 Lincoln East Spartans

There were Nebraska high school teams more heavily favored to be a state champion in their sport than Lincoln East’s 1970-71 boys basketball team. The Spartans weren’ t necessarily big by basketball standards. They had a scrap on their hands just to get out of districts. What sets the Hall of Fame’s Silver Anniversary Team … Continue reading “1995 – Basketball: 1971 Lincoln East Spartans”

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Winners by Sport

Basketball – 1995: 1971 Lincoln East Spartans

There were Nebraska high school teams more heavily favored to be a state champion in their sport than Lincoln East’s 1970-71 boys basketball team. The Spartans weren’ t necessarily big by basketball standards. They had a scrap on their hands just to get out of districts. What sets the Hall of Fame’s Silver Anniversary Team … Continue reading “Basketball – 1995: 1971 Lincoln East Spartans”

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Basketball – 1996: Columbus Discovers, 1971-72

Do you know how many teams not from Omaha or Lincoln have won the state’s big school basketball championship in the last 40 high school seasons (written in 1996)? Three: Fremont in 1961, Columbus in 1972 and Norfolk in 1987. And Silver Anniversary team winner, the ’72 Columbus bunch, won its title at the Nebraska … Continue reading “Basketball – 1996: Columbus Discovers, 1971-72”

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Basketball – 1997: Fairbury, 1973

Roster: Greg Rosener Bob Kujath Mark Hansen Mark Bangert Greg Gibson Dell Schmidt John Krause Russ Vanous Bob Parks Bob Siegel Roger Stewart Kim Kujath Greg Hansmire, Student Manager Ken Milius, Student Manager Coaches Charlie Moore, Head Coach Don Mahlman, Assistant Coach The team ended the ’73 season with a record of 25-2 and a … Continue reading “Basketball – 1997: Fairbury, 1973”

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Basketball – 1999: Omaha Central, 1974 and 1975

Omaha Central, one of the state’s first high schools and a grand institution all these years, won its first basketball state championship in 1912, the second year of the state tournament. The Eagles, who’ve played good basketball year in and year out, qualified for state a lot. But 62 years went past before another state … Continue reading “Basketball – 1999: Omaha Central, 1974 and 1975”

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Basketball – 2001: First State Champs in Modern Era of the Sport

Lincoln East Spartans, 1977 Class A Girls Basketball State Championship Team: York, 1976-77 Class B Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings St. Cecilia, 1976-77 Class C Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings Tribune, Oct/2001 By Chris Cottam Twenty-five years ago this year, a group of girls from St. Cecilia made history. They were the school’s … Continue reading “Basketball – 2001: First State Champs in Modern Era of the Sport”

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Basketball – 2002: Howells, 1973-74-77-78

Howells incredible run in Class C basketball, 1973-74-77-78. Howells Basketball Team Members: Brian Baumert Steve Baumert Terry Baumert Paul Belina Rich Belina Paul Bienhnoff, Coach Al Blum Dale Blum Dave Blum Don Blum Randy Cech Rick Cech Chris Clausen Cary Jakubowski Dick Jakubowski Larry Jakubowski Kevin Janata Rod Kalisek Jeff Kersten Mark Kersten Dan Koliha, … Continue reading “Basketball – 2002: Howells, 1973-74-77-78”

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Basketball – 2003: Lyons, 1978-79

Unbeaten Class C Basketball State Champion Lyons, 26-0 in 1978-79, a team that stands the comparison test with the best:

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Basketball – 2004: Filley, 1978-79 and 1979-80

Filley Boys Basketball of 1978-79 and 1979-80 (27-0 each season), coached by Eldon Johnson.

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Basketball – 2004: Hartington Cedar Catholic, 1979-80

Hartington Cedar Catholic Boys Basketball (25-0) of 1979-80, coached by Bob Uhing.

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Basketball – 2006: Kearney, 1981-82

Kearney Girls Basketball–Front left to right: Manager Cindy Forbes, Shaune Scrivan, Trish Camp, Jana Holmes, Darla Staab. Row 2: Jolyn Flint, Bernadette Engels, Linda Park, Denise Davidson, Glenda Park, Linda Mooibroek, Statistician Jamie Scheurich. Back Row: Coach Ross Armstrong, Kim Gokie, Brenda Ward, Autumn Fyfe, Stacy Imming, Assistant Bettelee Lewis, Wendy Lantis.

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Basketball – 2007: Wilber-Clatonia

Led by Angie Miller, who averaged 22.7 points and 11 rebounds per game, Wilber-Clatonia went 27-0 and won the Class C state championship.

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Basketball – 2008: Omaha Central, 1983-84

Omaha Central girls basketball, undefeated 1983-84 state champions.

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Basketball – 2012: Atkinson West Holt

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Basketball – 2013: Millard South 1988-89

Millard South 1988-89 – Basketball Front L to R, Kirk Bragg, Matt Kelly, Dale Ribble, Joe Groat, Scott Bream, Shawn Hamell, Mike Karloff, Joel Wallschlaeger. Back L to R, Lonzo Rollins, Scott Timmermeier, Coach Brad Oltmans, Coach Zac Lowe, Coach Frank Ryan, Coach Larry Ribble, Coach Chuck Walotz,, Coach Rick Hook, Brian Nielsen, Steve Sehorst.

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Basketball – 2015: Sutton Girls

The only undefeated (26-0) girls basketball team in 1990-91, the Fillies edged Crofton 40-38 in the Class C-1 state final. Coach John Schoenbergs team averaged 63 points per game

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Basketball- 2016, Lincoln Pius X, 1991-1992

Silver Anniversary Team: Lincoln Pius X girls basketball, 1991-92. The Thunderbolts went 25-0 while winning the Class B state title. The seniors graduated with a three-year record of 70-2.

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Basketball/Volleyball/Track & Field – 2009: Hayes Center 1984-85

This group of girls enjoyed much success, in any and all sports, and won state championships in Class D-2 girls basketall and Class D girls track in 1985. The volleyball team just missed its title, finishing as 1984 D-2 runner-up. Coaches: Gary Hastings, Clint Livingston, Rick May, Marrietta Adams, Kate Repass. An individual highlight was … Continue reading “Basketball/Volleyball/Track & Field – 2009: Hayes Center 1984-85”

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Cross-Country – 2008: Crofton, 1983-84

Boys and Girls Cross Country, 1983-84 state champions. Front: Jill Haberer, Barb Wortmann, Karla Kube, Bill Zavadil, Cheryl Janssen, Rhonda Tramp, Jenny Shelton.Middle: Duane Kohles, Kevin Hynes, Joe Guenther, Tom Janssen.Back: Manager Kelly Stewart, Dean Burnham, Mike Wortmann, Dan McFarland, Coach Gail Peterson, Bill Lange, Dennis Tramp, Larry Guenther, Manager Sheila Kohles.

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Cross-Country/Track & Field – 2005: Fremont, 1980-81

The Fremont boys cross country and track & field teams, 1980-81, They won the cross country championship of 1980 and followed it up with the Class A state track championship in 1981. The teams were coached by Hall of Fame coach Jon Appleget. Scott Eary won the individual cross country championship in 1980. Track & … Continue reading “Cross-Country/Track & Field – 2005: Fremont, 1980-81”

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Football – 1999: Scribner, 1974

What was it that was to be liked about the 1974 Scribner High School football team? Was it the record, 10 wins and no losses? Was it the defense; five shutouts to open the season? Was it how easy they won; about a 30-margin or more in all but one game? Might it have been … Continue reading “Football – 1999: Scribner, 1974”

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Football – 2002: Ansley, 1977

1977 Class C2 Football Champions:

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Football – 2004: Lincoln East, 1979

Lincoln East Football (11-1) of 1979, coached by Lee Zentic:

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Football – 2006: Grand Island Northwest, 1981

1981 Class B State Champions 11-1 Record Central Conference champion Lone loss by 20-8 to Aurora. Defeated Aurora in state championship game, 55-0. Rated #5 in World-Herald final Top 10 ratings. Four all-state players, Todd Olson, Dave Sims, Kirk Berggren, Ron Maas. In three playoff games, they outscored opponents 132-12. Set or tied 12 all-class … Continue reading “Football – 2006: Grand Island Northwest, 1981”

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Football – 2009: Columbus Scotus

Record: 13 wins, no losses. Class B state champion. In playoffs, defeated Wood River, Aurora, Omaha Roncalli and Gothenburg. First team in Class A-B-C1 to have a 13-0 football season. Five players made all-state, 10 went on to college careers. Defense allowed only 55 points for the season, an average of 4.2 points per game. … Continue reading “Football – 2009: Columbus Scotus”

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Football – 2010: Creighton Prep, Omaha

Creighton Prep, 12-0, Class A State Champions Front Row — Jeff Huber, Steve Kurtz, Matt Walsh, Paul Vescio, Mike Budka, Dave Crum, Leo Allison, Rick Davis, Dan Benak, Mike Macaitas, Scott Christensen, Tom Brown, Bryan Riley Second Row — Justin Groff, Mike Beacom, Cory Blatzell, Maurie Maher, Mike Hertzig, Steve Kelley, Jim Mullen, Dan Kirk,Chris … Continue reading “Football – 2010: Creighton Prep, Omaha”

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Football – 2010: Grand Island Northwest

Grand Island Northwest, 13-0, Class B State Champions Front Row – Right to Left – Dan Hesselgesser, Doug Clement, Greg Hansen, Dave Hepner, Russ Harvey, Mike Katzberg, Scott Woodward, Mike Cleary, Steve Arrants, Joe Bauer, Tye Martin, Eric Corwin, Jeff Medberry, Jeff Bacon, Andy Rathjen, Angie Reed – Trainer Second Row – Steve Allen, Tom … Continue reading “Football – 2010: Grand Island Northwest”

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Football – 2012: Cambridge

Front-Doug Houser, Travis Arnold, Richard Burke, J.F. Hoffman, Trevor Kubik, Brian DeVries, Doug Witte, Shawn Colson, Doug Wulfe, Second Row- Troy Paisley, Gordon Collicott, Roland Besler, Tom Druse, Brad Holtze, Don Hosick, Chris Borland, Rick Sayer, Virgil Banzhaf, Chris Chitwood, Pat Langley, Monty Smith Third Row – Scott Mollring S.M., Dana Hlavinka, Darren Mues, Todd … Continue reading “Football – 2012: Cambridge”

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Football – 2014: Elkhorn

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Football – 2015: Papillion/LV

The undefeated Class A state champions (12-0)) coached by Gene Suhr, set Class A scoring records in the regular season and playoffs. Beat Grand Island 42-21 for the state title.

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Football/Basketball – 2005: Grant, 1980-81

The 1980-81 state champion Grant football and boys basketball teams. The football team, coached by Hall of Fame coach Al Gaston, compiled an 11-1 record and won the state championship. The basketball team, coached by Tom Lawson and led by Hall of Famer Bill Jackman, went 26-0 to claim the state title. Football Team: Basketball … Continue reading “Football/Basketball – 2005: Grant, 1980-81”

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Football/Basketball – 2008: Henderson, 1983-84

Henderson’s 1983-84 undefeated state champions in football and basketball:    

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Football/Basketball- 2016, Bertrand, 1991-1992

Silver Anniversary Team: Bertrand football and basketball, 1991-92. The Vikings went 13-0 in football while winning the Class C-2 state championship, then went 22-1 in basketball to complete the sweep.

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Football/Girls Basketball – 2011: Battle Creek

  Front L to R: Statistician Dawn Fink, Connie Kirby, Suzanne Brungardt, Kim Osborn, Julie Hrabanek, Amy Volk, Managers Renee Martischang, Laura Vogel. Back: Coach Wayne McCormick, Michelle Volk, Jami Otgjen, Lisa Wacker, Jill Klein, Mary Schnitzler, Jodi Otjen, Shelia Johnson, Michele Field, Tammy Hepper, Coach Bob Schnitzler Football team went 13-0, Class C-1 State … Continue reading “Football/Girls Basketball – 2011: Battle Creek”

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Football/Track & Field – 1998: Lexington High School, 1973-74

The High School Hall of Fame came very close to choosing the entire Lexington High School’s athletic program for 1973-74 as the winner of the Silver Anniversary award, an honor planned for an outstanding team in the school year 25 years ago. The school had one of the greatest years for any school of its … Continue reading “Football/Track & Field – 1998: Lexington High School, 1973-74”

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Football/Wrestling – 2015: Mullen

Coach Mike Brown took the Broncos to an undefeated state championship season in Eight Man-1 football before Coach Dan Brost guided Mullen to its third consecutive state championship in Class D wrestling.

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Girls Basketball – 2011: Lincoln East

Bottom L to R: Alysen Madsen, Nikki Stricker, Jeany Hill, Cindy Peterson, Kim Barger Back; Coach John Strain,Kim Smith, Kara Petri,Susan Hubbard, Ruth Spethman, Holly Tropp, Melissa Sanford, Jenn Bauman Season Record: 23-0. Class A state champion, defeating Omaha Marian by 56-47 in finals…Head Coach John Strain, assistants Dick Petri and Karen Irvine. Several basketball … Continue reading “Girls Basketball – 2011: Lincoln East”

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Girls Basketball – 2013: Gibbon 1988-89

Gibbon Girls 1988-89 Class C State Champion Basketball Team Front L to R: Tonia McBride, Lisa Wiseman, Lori Wilson, Becky Myers, Heather Treick Middle: Nikki Harmon, Kelli Power, Julie Widdowson, Amy Bleach, Klesha Dobesh, Chris Richardson, Jill Bleach, Lori Belau, Sarah Schneider Back: Coach Paul Reinertson, Coach Carolyn Reinertson, Danielle Baily, Steph Hodge, Michelle Kush, … Continue reading “Girls Basketball – 2013: Gibbon 1988-89”

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Swimming & Diving – 2000: Omaha Westside, 1975-76

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Tennis – 2007: Columbus

The Class B state championship team with a record 54 points included No. 1 singles winner Robert Sjohom of Finland, No. 2 doubles champions Brad Scheidegger and Clay Castner and No. 2 singles runner-up Martin Sipple. The team was 6-0 in duals and won every invitational.

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Track & Field – 2007: Wheeler Central

Led by Hall of Famer Karlene Erickson, the Wheeler Central girls track team completed a four-year run that included a state runner-up finish in 1980 and Class D state titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983. The 1983 team scored 65 points, including three individual first places and a gold medal and the Class D state … Continue reading “Track & Field – 2007: Wheeler Central”

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Volleyball – 2014: Hastings St. Cecilia

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