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, […]

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 […]

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, […]