Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

2000

Chuck Sharpe - Omaha Westside

Dan Moore - Ansley

Dick Westin - Omaha Benson

Don Benning - Omaha North & UNO

Don Boll - Scribner

Don Watchorn - Fremont

Gerry Gdowski Jr. - Fremont

Herman Rohrig - Lincoln High

Homer Smith - Omaha Benson

J. R. "Junior" Mollring - Cambridge

Joe American Horse - Gordon

Karli Urban - Omaha Northwest

Kelly Stauffer - Rushville

Mick Anderson - Wahoo

Reuben Schleifer - Chester

Ron Simmons - Sumner

Stacy Imming Sykes - Kearney

Sue Kobza Long - Schuyler

William E. "Bill" Mountford - Red Cloud

Athlete. An excellent example of the all-round great athlete, this graduate of York High School at the close of his senior year in 1944 had been all-state quality in three sports. He was a fleet-footed halfback for the York Dukes fine football team in the fall of 1943. During the winter and spring he led the York basketball team as their high scorer to the 1944 Class B state championship. In track & field, he won the l00-yard dash and high jump at the state meet. During his naval training he continued occasional competition, setting meet records at the Penn Relays in the 120 high hurdles. After World War II, he returned to Nebraska and lettered in football and track between 1946 and 1950 at the University of Nebraska. At one time he tied the world record in the 60-yard low hurdles. One of the speedier backfield men in history, it is no wonder his home town voted him York High School “Athlete of the Century” in 1973.