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


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.

2017-Omaha Westside Swimming and Diving

Westside Swimming and Diving 1964-1988

Westside swimming and diving from 1964-1988 dominated the State Championships in boys’ and girls’ competition.  Those teams were coached by Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Coaches Cal Bentz (1964-1978) and Doug Krecklow (1979-1988).  Westside won 29 State Championships (18 boys’ and 11 girls’), 8 Runner-up trophies (5 boys’ and 2 girls’) and one boys’ Co-championship


2016- Chadron Girl’s Golf

In the years from 1981 to 1984 the Chadron High girl’s golf team won 27 of 33 tournaments that they entered.  In 1984 The Red Birds won all eight of their tournaments by an astounding 510 strokes.  Team member Susan Roll was all class gold medal champion in 1982, 1983, and 1984 and was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports’ Hall of Fame in 2001.  Teammates Robin Muller also added to the medal count earning individual honors all four years.

2016- Papillion-LaVista Softball

Papillion-LaVista has qualified for the state softball tournament every year since the sport was offered by the NSAA.  During that time the Monarchs were state champions 13 times, ten straight and runner up four times.  Some all-time great players have worn the maroon and white during this era including Gina Metzler, Karissa Hovina and Hall of Fame members Peaches James and Leigh Suhr.

1997 – BB: Chambers Girls Basketball

1997 Dominant Dynasties Award

Chambers Girls Basketball

In its first 20 years of existence in modern times, girls basketball had its big scorers, had its steady growth in skill level, had some outstanding games. If all the sport needed to complete its growth beyond respectability was a bigtime winning streak then Chambers High School provided it with its 1993 to 1997 consecutive winning streak to 87. If anyone wants the record now, they have their work cut out for them. And that’s the way records should be.

1999 – VB: Bellevue West

1999 Dominant Dynasties Award

Bellevue West

Bellevue West dominated Class A volleyball like no one else since 1989, winning eight state championships (including a state record six in a row) under the direction of Coach Joanne Kappas. The school currently has a string of 12 straight years where it qualified for the state tournament (that’s a record, too), has collected numerous team and individual state records and had several players honored as all-conference and all-state. Prior to this decade of dominance, no Class A school was able to win more than two consecutive state championships in this highly competitive sport. Current records standing from this Bellevue bunch include team kills and team assists in one season, 1496 career kills by Jamie Hamm, 544 season kills by Hamm, per match kill average (13.6) by Hamm, 2,891 career assists by Stephanic Clerc, 1,050 one season assists by Morgan Monzingo and per match career average by Monzingo.

Bellevue West Volleyball Players & Coaches, 1989-1997

Jamie Boardman, 93-96
Elisa Booth, 91-92
Jennifer Clerc, 89-90
Stephanie Clerc, 89-92
Tara Dorn, 97
Debbi Ellerbroek, 90-91
Kelly Fitzgerald, 89-90
Leslie Garvey, 97
Beth Gilbert, 92-93
Erin Godfrey, 90-91
Kristin Grohs, 91-92
Jamie Hamm, 94-97
Amanda Hedin, 96-97
Amanda Henk, 90-93
Nikki Henk, 92-95
Sara Heppell, 89
Wendi Hughes, 89-90
Stephanie Joekel, 97
Jaisa Kappas, 91-93
Kathy Kent, 89-91
Katie Kozlic, 97
Traci LaMontagne, 93-94
Kari Landsvork, 91-93
Sherri Langolf, 92
Sondra Lima, 94-96
Marie Lukens, 89
Amy Martin, 93-94
Susan McGraw, 89-91
McKenzie Monzingo, 95-96
Morgan Monzingo, 97
Rachel Morgan, 92
Melissa Munch, 95-97
Megan Porter, 92-95
Natalie Porter, 89-90
Cheri Pribyl, 91-94
Brandy Schade, 96-97
Ashlee Scofield, 95-97
Airon Scofield, 95-97
Jennifer Smith, 89-91
Kim Storey, 92-94
Kristine Storey, 93-96
Michelle Story, 89-90
Jeanne VanWaart, 89-90
Jennifer Walters, 89
Kelly Wheeler, 95-97
Julie Williams, 95-97
Assistant Coaches
Julie Daugherty-Braun, 90-97
Alyssa LeGrande, 96
Bill Stanley, 96-97
Bob Stanley, 97
Ralph Tosti , 91-97
Head Coach
Joanne Kappas, 89-97

2000 – : Lincoln Southeast

2000 Dominant Dynasties Award

Lincoln Southeast

Lincoln Southeast won all sports championships nine times in the 1990’s. The school has won 106 state championship trophies since its opening in the 1950’s, more than any other school in any class during that period. In the 90’s decade for the Knights, 1993 was the banner year with six state championship trophies.

The Total Championships Tally in the 1990’s for Southeast:

State Championships
Girls Cross Country – 8
Boys Cross Country – 6
Girls Basketball – 4
Football – 4
Boys Gymnastics – 4
Girls Golf – 3
Boys Golf – 3
Boys Swimming – 2
Boys Tennis – 2
Girls Gymnastics – 1
Boys Track – 1
Softball – 1
Girls Swimming – 1
District – 67
State – 41
City – 110