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, […]

Grover Cleveland Alexander – St. Paul

Athlete–It is no accident that the Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball is situated within Howard County at St. Paul, for nearby is the final resting place of an American premier baseball pitcher. Grover Cleveland Alexander. Records of play for high school teams in this era are sketchy at best. One thing about Alexander in […]

Richie Ashburn – Tilden

Athlete. World War II era residents of the Elkhorn Valley within Madison County were fortunate to witness the early years of this legendary athlete who graduated from Tilden High School in 1944. He was an all state caliber member of the Tigers basketball team which made it to the state tournament in 1944 in Class […]

Wally Anderzunas – Omaha Creighton Prep

ATHLETE A two-time all-state basketball player who led Creighton Prep to the 1964 Class A title, he also was a prep All-American as a senior. A 6-foot-7 center-forward, he scored 1,404 points as a Junior Jay – the first in the school’s history to eclipse the 1,000-point . He averaged more than 24 points per […]

Jon Appleget – Fremont

Coach. Fremont High School track and cross country coach, 1965-1997. Whenever great all-time coaches of high school track & field or cross country are mentioned in Nebraska, the name of Jon Appleget pops right into the discussion. Serving as head cross country and track & field coach at Fremont High School between 1965 and 1997, […]

Vince Aldrich – Lincoln Pius X

Coach. A coaching legend in Nebraska high school football, this gentleman started his illustrious career at Cathedral High School in Lincoln in 1950. Interestingly, in those days Cathedral High played 6-man football. In 1951, under the guidance of Coach Aldrich, the school was  the No. 1 6-man team in the state. In the fall of […]

Mick Anderson – Wahoo

Coach. Superb coaches have a habit of building sporting dynasties. Such a skilled individual is Mick Anderson. His career began as an assistant coach at Ralston High School, and his move to head basketball coach at Wahoo High School in Saunders County turned out to be a master maneuver. The basketball program, from the organized […]

Joe American Horse – Gordon

Athlete. 1957. From the high plains of northwest Nebraska came this legendary long distance runner, a 1957 graduate of Gordon High School in Sheridan County. At his best in the mile run at the state track & field meets in Lincoln, he won the all-class gold medal twice and the Class B mile three times. […]

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 […]