2023-John and Delores Bellar Family

The Rev. John and Delores Bellar from Walthill, Nebraska, were the parents of sons John, a 1973 graduate; Jay, a 1976 graduate; and Jeff, a 1978 graduate. Rev. Bellar was the BluJays bus driver and Delores was a teacher’s aide for the Walthill schools. All three sons went to Wayne State College and became educators […]

2021- Denny and Adeline Meyer Family

Denny and Adeline Meyer from Superior, Nebraska, had six sons – Dan, Randy, Greg, Kent, Rick, and Andy. Denny competed in football and track at Superior High School from 1941-1944.  The boys all competed at Superior – Dan in FB, BB, Track, & Baseball; Randy in FB & Wrestling; Greg & Kent in FB, BB, […]

2020-L.G. and Shirley Harrison Family

The Harrisons had 11 children playing in high school sports in Omaha for 22 consecutive years from 1977-1998.  The children attended Sacred Heart, Creighton Prep, Omaha Benson, Omaha Bryan, Omaha Cathedral, Omaha Central and Omaha Marian.  They competed in football basketball, baseball, volleyball, track and cross country.  They certainly made their mark in Omaha High […]

2019- Tim and Dianne Turman Family

  Tim and Dianne Turman’s home in Wahoo stands at the crossroads of Coach and Athlete.  Tim got the ball rolling, first at Alliance St. Agnes, then at Chadron State College where he virtually broke all the school’s passing records.  Dianne’s highlight came when she ran on Bridgeport’s record setting 880 yard relay team.  Tim’s […]

2018-Del and Marilyn Stracke Family

  Small towns can produce big influence on high school athletics, and the Del and Marilyn Stracke family of Stuart proved that.  Three daughters and two sons have played, coached and won on the biggest stages, starting with their youngest daughter, Darcy is the leading scorer in basketball and a Hall of Fame inductee as […]

2017-June and Pat Novacek Family

Pat was a 3 sport letter winner and 1955 graduate of Tekamah High School.  They were 9-0 in football, 18-3 in basketball, and Pat competed at the state track meet in the high hurdles, high jump, and long jump.  He competed at Peru State for one year and then Huron College, where he was a […]

2016:Jerry and Tina McLain Family

Chadron Standout athletes at Mayville (N.D.) State, Jerry and Tina McLain moved to Chadron in 1991 where all six of their children participated in three sports every year of high school, helping the Cardinals forge a golden era of success.  The boys excelled in football and baseball.  From 2002 to 2008, Chadron High won 52 […]

1999: Family of Raymond & Margaret Nannen Syracuse

Syracuse From left: Mom & Dad Nannen, Joyce,Bob. Back, from left: Gene, Michael, Neil, Lyle, Dick The family of Raymond (deceased) and Margaret Nannen has been making noteworthy contributions to high school sports since their own playing days. Raymond played four years of basketball and was a member of Hallam’s 1925 Class F State Championship […]

2000: Family of Richard and Lois May Hayes Center

Hayes CenterFrom left, Lois, Kent, Kim, Rick and Rocky Three Generations Of Three-Sport Stars The family of Richard and Lois May has been contributing to Nebraska’s sports heritage for three generations. Richard was a three sport athlete in high school placing third in the 880 at the 1935 State Track Meet. After high school, he […]