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, […]

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. […]