Andrea Conner-Millard South

Athlete-2019  (1991) Nebraska’s high school girls’ gymnastics record book is written around the career of Millard South’s Andrea Conner.  She won 13 individual gold medals, and no one else won more than nine.  She swept the gold medals in the floor exercise all four years and was a three-time winner on the uneven bars and […]

Randy Carpenter – Coach

            Coach After two years as an assistant boys basketball coach at Elm Creek, Randy Carpenter started the girls basketball program at Lexington in 1974, creating an after-school program that would feed his varsity. The early success of his teams helped steer Nebraska into the modern era of girls basketball. […]

Conrad “Cornie” Collin – Omaha

Coach. Conrad “Cornie” Collin coached basketball at South High for 30 years. He won 400 games. He won basketball state championships in 1937, 1944 and 1960. He also was a football, track and baseball coach. His 1960 basketball team was 21-0 and the only unbeaten Class A team for a 29-year period. At one time […]

Kelly Cizek Hanfelt – Millard South

Athlete, Class of 1997 Kelly Cizek was a game changer. The Female Athlete of the Year in 1997, Cizek combined size, speed, grace and intelligence to dominate in volleyball, basketball and track. Ranked No. 4 nationally in the high jump (5- foot-10) by Track and Field News, listed in the “Fab 50” by Volleyball Magazine […]

Ed Colleran – Spalding

Coach–Where Nebraska highway 91 meets the Cedar River in northeastern Greeley County is the home country of the Spalding Academy High School. One who dedicated his life for nearly a half century to the improvement of athletics here was Coach Ed Colleran, between 1933 and 1980. Doing double duty as both boys basketball and football […]

Donna Chvatal Schuetz – North Bend Central

In the early stages of girls athletics in Nebraska, Donna Chvatal Schuetz was among the pioneers who quickly raised the level of play. Schuetz was a four-year starter in volleyball and basketball and a standout in track at North Bend Central. She excelled in basketball, where her coach described her as a highly-skilled, motivated, unselfish […]

Guy Chamberlin – Blue Springs

Athlete–Just a farm boy from the village of Blue Springs in Gage County, high school statistics were rarely kept in his time but his prowess quickly was known statewide at Nebraska Wesleyan College, where he developed into a ferocious football player. He transferred to the University of Nebraska and his skills became legendary skills as […]

Dick Christie – Omaha

Contributor Dick Christie was a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Omaha Public Schools. He coached basketball, track, golf, swimming and football (73-39-2 career record), mostly at Omaha Tech. Among his athletes were Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers and future NFL players Phillip Wise and Les Webster. Big, strong and intimidating, yet very mild-mannered, […]

Phil Cahoy – Omaha South

Athlete. A champion gymnast who worked and worked to earn his way to a key position on the 1980 US Olympic Team, Phil Cahoy began his sports career even before entering Omaha South High School from which he graduated in 1978. He’s a product of the Sokul gymnastics program in Omaha where he began almost […]

Phill Cahoy, Sr. – Omaha

Phil Cahoy, Sr. Omaha Contributor Much of Nebraskas gymnastics glory was forged in the sweat and energy of Cahoys Gymnastics Training Center in Omaha.  For more than 50 years, as owner, mentor and coach, Phil Cahoy, Sr. provided the foundation for an unprecedented number of prep and Junior Olympic gymnasts, including Olympians Jim Hartung and […]