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, Student Manager
Bill Kousel
Lavern Lodl
Jim Morrison, Coach
Dave Prusa
Jim Prusa
Phil Prusa
Bob Ritzdorf
Ken Ritzdorf
Tom Ritzdorf
Neil Schlautman
Steve Schlautman
Russ Schwartz
Dale Steffel
Marty Telecky
Darryl Timm, Coach

1973 Team:

1974 Team:

1977 Team:

1978 Team:

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 & Field:

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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 Team:

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.

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 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.