LINCOLN – Twelve athletes, six coaches, one official, and two contributors have been selected to enter the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.
They will be inducted at the Hall’s annual Induction and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Lincoln East High School. A reception begins at noon with the ceremony starting at 1:30 P.M.
Additional individuals and teams will be recognized and honored for special achievements.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for K-12 students, and preschool children are admitted free.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Sports Council by phone at 402-471-2544, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 402-413-4119.
Terrance Badgett, Omaha South, 1991 – Basketball (SHS, UNL, Professional)
Charles Borner, Jr., Lincoln High, 1964 – Golf (LHS, UNL, Amateur, and Professional)
Tony Davis, Tecumseh, 1971 â€“ Football (THS, UNL, Professional), Basketball and Track (THS), and Baseball (Legion)
Stacy Jakubowski Longacre, Howells, 1981 – Volleyball and Track (HWS, Kearney State), Basketball (HWS)
Jon McWilliams, Sidney, 1952 – Football (SHS, UNL, Professional), Basketball (SHS), and Track (SHS, UNL)
Don Meyer, Wayne, 1963 – Football (WHS), Basketball and Baseball (WHS, Legion, Northern Colorado)
Rick Meyer, Superior, 1980 – Football and Basketball (SHS), and Track (SHS, Houston University, Olympic Festival, and Olympic Alternate)
Kevin Ramaekers, Norfolk Catholic, 1988 – Football (NCHS, UNL), Wrestling and Track (NCHS)
Sarah Sasse-Kildow, Lincoln High, 1998 – Golf (LHS, UNL, Amateur, and Professional)
Linda Schnitzler Walker, Battle Creek, 1985 – Basketball and Track (BCHS, Wayne State), Volleyball (BCHS)
Laura Spanheimer DeChant, Marian High School, 2001 – Basketball (MHS, Creighton University), Track and Cross Country (MHS)
Bill Weber, Lincoln Southeast, 1980 – Football (LSE, UNL), Basketball and Baseball (LSE)
Jim Barker, Scottsbluff – Girls and Boys Cross Country, Boys Track
Randy Carpenter, Lexington – Girls and Boys Basketball
Charles “Charlie” Gordon, Lincoln Southeast – Baseball
Brad Hildebrandt, Omaha Skutt – Wrestling
Pat Hoblyn, Ansley – Volleyball (AHS and Kearney State), Girls and Boys Track (AHS)
Alan VanCura, Hastings St. Cecilia – Volleyball, Girls Track
Jim Paige, Wayne – Football, Basketball, Track, and Cross Country
Mike Purdy, Bellevue – Teacher, Coach, School Administrator, MHSAA, NSAA, NSIAAA (Executive Director), NIAAA, and the NFHS
Jim Tenopir, Lincoln – Teacher, Coach, Official, School Administrator, School Superintendent, NSIAAA (NADA), NSAA (Executive Director), and the NFHS (COO)
Fischer Family Award – The Jerry and Tina McLain Family of Chadron: Children: Josh, Joe, Jake, John, Jamie, and Jasmine
Ronnie Gustafson Inspiration Award – Sophie Tate, Columbus High School Cheerleader
Golden Anniversary Team – 1966-67 Holdrege Boys Basketball and Golf
Golden Anniversary Team – 1966-67 Rushville Football and Wrestling
Silver Anniversary Team – 1991-92 Bertrand Football and Boys Basketball
Silver Anniversary Team – 1991-92 Lincoln Pius X Girls Basketball
Dominant Dynasties Teams – 1981-84 Chadron Girls Golf
Dominant Dynasties Teams – 1993-2014 Papillion-La Vista Softball
Great Moments in High School Sports – Jeralyn Poe, Lincoln North Star Cross Country