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 Nisi, Greg Barrios, Dick DiGiacomo, Dave Jandric, Glenn Sutton, Joe Spitzenberger, Judd Lundsford, Brett Burianek, Tom Dervin, Corey O’Shaughnessy, Joe Ryan

Third Row – – Coach Lynn Groff, Coach Brother Mike Wilmot, John Hogan, Coach Joe Dervin, John Newsome, Bob Cripe, James Swait, Larry Lauvetz, John Rinn, John Casher, Jim Smith,Matt Smith, Dave Jensen, Head Coach Tom Jaworski, Mickey Anderson, Jeff Gaul, Dan Lohmeier, Gene Williams, Mike Wilwerding, Daryl Liese,George Achola, Chris Costello, Coach John Naatz, Mike Kosalka, Coach Steve Costello

Fourth Row – – Bud Sachs, Jay Abboud, Mike Fretz, Dwayne Watkins, Shane McClanahan, Joe Kramer, Matt Longo, Matt Herek, Scott Kurtz, Mark Thibodeau, Sam Scarpello, Chris Bantner, Ken Kanger, Al Gaeta, Brian Mueller

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 Peterson, Tyler Warren, Shannon Narber, Rick Sonnenfeld, Tom Janky, Brook Carrick, Paul Oakeson, Matt King, Kevin Glinsman, Mark Arndt, Kevin Toczek, Troy Taylor, Troy Wait, Kirk Schroeder, Darin Craven

Third Row – Ty Baker, Brett Williams, Larry Archer, Dave Harvey, Kent Redwine, Mitch Spiehs, Rod Nordlund, Mark Mattingly, Curtis Fox, Terry Koskovich, Kurt Daberkow, Brett Sheffield, Dan Brondel, Todd Koskovich, Mike Saddler, Brad Parker, Scott Manning

Back Row – Coach Al Sheffield, Coach Ron Wiese, Coach Bob Rupp, Coach Rod Rhodes, Cam Hill, Rick Schwieger, Jeff Schimmer, Steve Erickson, John Ragland, Tim Vopat, Marty Pistulka, Greg Mattis, William Whiting, Neal Kemmet, Bryan Peterson, Coach David Gee, Head CoachDick Anderson

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. Head Coach Jim Puetz.

 2009 Team

Front L-R:Pat Kuta, Rick Zoucha, Scott Heimes, Jeff Lassen, Keith Neal, Todd Duren, Rich Bogus, Dave Younger, Allen Chonon, Rich Buettner, Scott Krzycki, Duane Dubas, Dennis Rinkel. Row 2: Brian Van Dyke, Troy Tworek, Jerry Zywiec, Greg Jarecke, Todd Peterson, Steve Bonk, Mark Love, Karl Hroza, Didier Gorant, Bill Soulliere, Bryan Borer, Mike Kudron, Randy Zoucha, Doug Korth. Row 3: Fr. Wayne Pavala, Coach Vem Younger, Steve Starzec, John Mielak. Mike Ebner, Mark Krings, Paul Shotkoski, Jeff Podraza, Paul Portrey, Chuck Korger, Roger Wiese, Steve Spale. Row 4: Bob Klopnieski, Don Brakenhoff, Doug Brakenhoff, Pat Engelbert, Joe Determan, Dan Prososki, Kurt Kuta,Ray Hebna, Brian Hatcher, Ken Kresha, Head Coach Jim Puetz,Ass‘t. Coach Randy Berlin, Ass’t. Coach Gary Puetz

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 or Class B playoffs records.

Season Scores:
Holdrege, 20-0
Ord, 28-0
Aurora, 8-20
Gothenburg, 39-0
Central City, 15-3
York, 51-13
Adams Central, 35-0
Fairbury, 66-0
Albion, 26-20

Playoffs:
Kimball, 36-13
Lincoln Pius X, 41-0
Aurora, 55-0

Grand Island Northwest Football–Front left to right: Larry Brannagan, Ken Brand, Lyndon Boltz, Kirk Berggren, John Haubold, Shane Redwine, Dave Sims, Daryl Meier, Jeff Boeka. Second Row: James DeMary, Fred Kuta, Pat Severn, Brad Elkins, Mike Reuss, Jeff Baxter, Greg Mora, Kelly Mendyk, Brian Hueske. Third Row: Steve Lamb, Scott Bradley, Jeff Brand, Greg Katzberg, Chris Eberhardt, Jason Davis, Kurt Carpenter, Kevin Engle, Jeff Sheeks. Fourth Row: Coach Bob Rupp, Coach Tom Hill, Coach Al Scheffield, John Arp, Mark Sims, Kurt Grimminger, Dan Hartman, Kent Brannagan, Rob Falldorf, Scott Fox, Coach Dave Gee, Coach Steve Vertin, Head Coach Dick Anderson. Fifth Row: Trainer Pat Liebsack, Trainer Doug Armstrong, Student Manager David Bredthauer, Scott Berggren, Kevin Clark, Ron Maas, Tod Olson, David McMichael, Tom Mattingly, Tony Markvicka, Brian Anders, Glenn Mattingly.

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 the way this Class C team took on unbeaten Class B Wayne in the season finale (Husker Conference playoff game) and, although challenged, stepped through a 13-6 victory?

Historian Jerry Mathers, in his 1978 high school sports book, looked upon this bunch, coached by Dick Tingelhoff, as one of Class C’s best football teams…. ever.

They were big enough and bad enough, with all-state tackle John Havekost and linebacker Tim Dahl the leaders of an aggressive defense that permitted just four touchdowns all season long and that includes when the reserves were having their go.

Points scored: 391. Points allowed: 25. Shutouts: 7. All the while playing a strong schedule. ‘Nuff said. Great team. They had a great time.

Scribner Football
?1974
?10-0

Elmer Armstrong G
Ron Baumert C
Glenn Baumert G-E
Clark Benne HB-QB
Randy Bremmer E
James Dahl HB
Scott Dahl DE
Tim Dahl FB
Tony Daugherty HB
Mike Daugherty G
Lanny Gebers G
Pat Grosserode G
Don Hagedorn HB
John Havekost T
Jeff Helgenberger HB
Greg Hoge C
Mike Kelly T
Kim Killingsworth
Mark Langemeier G
Stan Lutes T
Dave McHenry
Ron Meyer QB
Jay Muller E
Steve Peters E
Stan Pfeiffer T
Russell Poppe QB
Dan Poppe HB-E
Tom PorterG
Jeff Pribnow HB
Larry Ristau FB
Warren Schlecht HB
Kevin Schulenberg E
Dan Schultz HB
Paul Steil FB
Eric Stockamp
Mark Svec G
Ken Thomas LB-HB
Gary Tienken G-C
Don Tonjes T
Don Von Seggern G
Glenn Von Seggern HB
Terry Von Seggern C
Glenn Wapelhorst T
Kevin Wapelhorst HB
Lyle Westphalen G
Jon Wiese E

Kevin Rosenkotter, manager
Gordon Vavricek, statistician

Head Coach:
Dick Tingelhoff


Assistant Coaches:

Allen Rubesh
Curtis Helgenberger
Paul Eddie

Principal: Harry Swanda

Game By Game
With the Trojans:

Dodge, 42-0
North Bend, 29-0
Lyons, 62-0
West Point, 38-0
Pender, 35-0
Wisner-Pilger, 38-7
Logan View, 41-6
Tekamah-Herman, 32-0
Omaha Holy Name 29-0
Oakland-Craig, 32-6
Wayne, 13-6

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 & Field:

Cross-Country:

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.

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 runner Deb Spicklemier’s Gold Medal winning performance in the 800 meters at the state meet.