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 […]

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 […]

2001: Family of Earl and Lenore Thorel Loomis

LoomisTop from left, Dennis, Stuart, Charlie, Jim Sitting: Mom & Dad, Earl and Lenore Earl and Lenore Thorell of Loomis produced five offspring who were four-year letterwinners in sports at Loomis High School and all went into coaching and teaching. Their combined longevity totals 133 years of coaching. Earl, the family patriach, himself earned four […]

2002: Family of Bob & Lorraine Schnitzler Battle Creek

Battle CreekFront, from left: Linda Walker, Lorraine & Bob, Mary Nordhues. Back, from left: Craig, Jean Cull, Sandy Gnirk, Robb The Schnitzlers have a nice home in Battle Creek but, the truth of it, their children grew up in the gymnasium, football fields and other playing fields around. Bob and Lorraine’s six children all were […]

2003: The Chester and Ruth Bailey Family Schuyler

Schuyler Chester and Ruth Bailey had four sons — Keith, Gary, Don, and Steve — who gave years of time and dedication to the student athletes of Nebraska and Iowa. The brothers are graduates of Schuyler High School and attended either Wayne or Midland where they received their Bachelors degrees and launched careers in the […]