2011: Clarence & Helen Swanson Family

Clarence and Helen Swanson Family: Clockwise from bottom left: Tom Ruud,Jamie Ruud, Bo Ruud , Barret Ruud, Kim Ruud, Helen and Clarence Swanson, Jim Swanson, Joan Swanson, Will Stalder, Jenny Stalder, Wallis Stalder, Bill Stalder, Bob Martin, Anne Martin, Jay Martin, Lee Martin, Sheri Martin, Steve Torrence, Brett Torrence, Kay Torrence, Hallie Torrence, Bottom L […]

2012: John & Connie Makovicka Family

The John and Connie Makovicka family moved easily from the playing fields of Nebraska’s smallest high schools to the national spotlight. The family legacy started with John’s all-around athletic ability resulting in 12 letters in football, baseball and track at Kearney State College. He set the school record for touchdowns in 1970 when he was […]

2013: Al & Patti Bahe Family

The Bahe Family legacy of exceptional athletes, outstanding coaches, and supportive fans started with Al’s all-around athletic ability at Wayne Prep and then at Wayne State College. He turned his experiences into a coaching career that included stops at West Point and Central City before he put down roots for a coaching and administrative career […]

2014: Bill & Dolores Kropp Family

Bill & Dolores Kropp Family From the NBA to professional beach volleyball to legends in the coaching ranks, the children and grandchildren of Bill and Delores Kropp have put their mark on high school athletics. Bill set the tone for the family, coaching basketball for 38 years at Norfolk, Dodge, Clarkson, Aurora, and Grand Island, […]

2015: Arnold and MaryAnn Thiele Family

Arnold and MaryAnn Thiele Family On the basketball court, volleyball court, golf course, or anywhere else prep athletes compete for championships, you can find the children and grandchildren of MaryAnn and the late Arnold Thiele.  Their eight children, Bill, Bonnie, Tom, Ron, Ken, Carolyn, Kevin and Tim participated in a wide variety of activities in […]