Jim Ayres-Ogallala

  Official “When an official is on the mat, he must realize that for those two wrestlers, this is the most important match of their lives.” No matter the level of competition, Jim Ayers practiced and promoted that philosophy while officiating matches for 37 years and continuing for another 12 years in supervisory roles at […]

Tim Aylward- Lincoln Pius X

Coach Tim Aylward                                                                                                         […]

Emily Anderson- Lincoln Southeast

Athlete-1996 A winner of 12 letters at Lincoln Southeast, Emily led her teams to seven State Championships- four in cross country and three in basketball.  She won the individual Gold Medal at the State Cross Country meet during an undefeated freshman season and finished in the Top 10 the other three years.  On the basketball […]

Forrest “Frosty” Anderson- Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff (Class of 1969) Frosty Anderson provided much of the spark for storybook seasons for the Scottsbluff Bearcats. Back-to-back state championships in track, conference championships in football and a state basketball tournament berth kept Anderson, a future Husker football hall of fame inductee, in the limelight. His 12 touchdowns his senior year – nine receiving, […]

George Andrews – Omaha Burke.

Athlete. 1974. First Burke player to receive a full scholarship to UNL in football. Three-year football and basketball letterman at Omaha Burke. All-State. Solid defensive career at UNL, including captain of the Blackshirt defense his senior year. Both academic and football All-American. Drafted in NFL first round by Los Angeles Rams and played linebacker from […]

Francis Allen – Lincoln

Coach.  Allen had a highly successful stint as a gymnast at Lincoln High and UNL.  He was Big 8 parallel bars champion in 1964 and a national finalist from 1962-64 with a top finish of fourth place in 1964. His signicant contribution to high school sports came during his UNL coaching career where he took […]

Mark Ahmann – Wayne

Contributor. Known for his sign-off: “Have a good day the rest of this one, a good tomorrow and take care of yourself,” Ahmann was the primary face and voice of Nebraska high school sports while hosting KOLN/KGIN’s Friday night Sports Roundup from 1972 to 1980. Ahmann has also worked as a broadcaster in Lexington, North […]

Curlee Alexander – Omaha North

Coach. Curlee Alexander won the 115-pound NAIA National Wrestling Championship in 1969 for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and turned that experience into a highly successful coaching career. He started at Omaha Tech in 1971, then moved to Omaha North in 1984. Alexander coached more than 50 individual state champions before retiring in 2008. […]

Dennis Albers – Hastings

Athlete Class of 1960 Dennis Albers dominated the high school gymnastics scene in 1959 and 1960. The all-around state champion in both years, he won gold medals in tumbling, trampoline, parallel bars, horizontal bars and free exercise. In both years, he scored more than 70 points while leading Hastings to back-to-back state championships. He also […]

Paul Amen – Lincoln High

Athlete. 1934 Paul Amen’s career as an athlete, coach and banking executive began at Lincoln High where he started at halfback on the Links’ 1932 mythical state-champion football team. He also started at guard and earned all-state honors for the Links’ 21-1 Class A champion basketball team of 1934. After graduation, Amen attended the University […]