2013

GREAT MOMENTS- 2013

Girls Basketball-  “The 1987-88 Gibbon Girls Basketball Team.”  

  • In the Class C-1 State Championship game, the second-ranked Gibbon girls (24-0) had been behind #1 ranked Fremont Bergan (25-0) for the entire game; however, with Bergan leading 46-42 with 22 seconds left, the Gibbon girls outscored Bergan 5-0 and won 47-46, thus accomplishing a special come from behind victory to remain undefeated while becoming State Champions.

2008

GREAT MOMENTS- 2008

  • Track and Field:  Randal Carter of Papillion-LaVista High School                    Clearing 7’4″ at the 2007 State Track and Field Championships, Randal Carter broke his own state record of 7’3″ set during the 2007 season.  The previous Class A record was 7’0″.
  • Girls Basketball:  “The Alliance High School Girls Basketball Team of 2007”                                                                                                                                      In the 2007 Class B basketball state finals, the Alliance girls hit 27 consecutive free throws (27 of 28 overall for .964%) to defeat Crete 55-40 for the State Championships.

2019- Amherst Wrestling

From 2006-2017 Amherst High School dominated Class D wrestling.  During that 12 year period, Amherst accumulated 8 State Championships, 4 State Runner-up finishes plus winning the first 5 State Dual titles after NSAA initiated the Dual Championships in 2013.  The Broncos crowned 21 State Individual Champions during that time.  Tyler Herman was the Head Coach during this historical run except for the final 2017 season.  The 2017 season was coached by a former Amherst State Champion, Chase Klingelhoefer.

2018- Spencer-Naper Boys’ Basketball

1999-2007

Under the direction of Head Coach Jim Carlson and Assistant Coach Ron Kopecky, the Spencer-Naper Pirates compiled a record of 216 wins and 19 losses from 1999-2007.  Six of those losses were to State Champions.  At one point during this time period they had and 82-1 record, a 58 game win streak, seven straight tournament appearances and eight straight 20 win seasons.  They also won two State Championships and had three Runner-up finishes.  They also had eight players selected as All-Staters.

2019

GREAT MOMENTS- 2019

Basketball-  “He Can’t Miss”

Lincoln Northeast 1964

  • The year was 1964, and Lincoln Northeast traveled to South Sioux City in snowy, blizzard conditions.  The Rockets’ bus even went off the road in route.  Little did the state know that night, a senior from LNE would break a Class A State Record that still exists going on 50+ years.  Ed Johnson’s team found itself in a dogfight with the home team Cardinals, but a Senior guard, Jerry Motz, put on an offensive exhibition that propelled them to a 90-75 weir.  Motz started the game 0-4 from the field, but hit his next 23 shots of the game and was 11 for 16 from the foul line, setting the Class A record.  This is still a record at Lincoln Northeast.  The next week against Lincoln High, he made his first 9 field goals, netting 32 consecutive shots.

Boys Basketball

 

The year was 1964, and Lincoln Northeast traveled to South Sioux City in snowy, blizzard conditions.  The Rockets’ bus even went off the road in route.  Little did the state know that night, a senior from LNE would break a Class A State Record that still exists going on 50+ years.  Ed Johnson’s team found itself in a dogfight with the home team Cardinals, but a Senior guard, Jerry Motz, put on an offensive exhibition that propelled them to a 90-75 weir.  Motz started the game 0-4 from the field, but hit his next 23 shots of the game and was 11 for 16 from the foul line, setting the Class A record.  This is still a record at Lincoln Northeast.  The next week against Lincoln High, he made his first 9 field goals, netting 32 consecutive shots.

2019- Alex France- Millard North

 

Alex was diagnosed in his teenage years with Retinitis Pigmentosa, which causes vision impairment.  He participated in Cross Country and Track all 4 years of his High School career at Millard North.  During his freshman year it became a slight issue and in 2017 his vision became notably worse which caused him to run off course and not be able to avoid obstacles on the 3.1 mile course.  It became evident he would need assistance to continue running safely.  The Nebraska School Activities Association was contacted and they granted permission for Alex to have a guide runner, Tim Grundameyer became that individual.  Alex is currently a sophomore at Midland University, and Tim continues to run with him.  Alex was a National Qualifier last May in the Marathon held in Gulf Shores, Alabama.