K.C. Cowgill- Grand Island Central Catholic

Athlete K.C. Cowgill- Grand Island Central Catholic K.C. Cowgill had a knack for athletics. The 2000 World-Herald Athlete of the Year earned All-State honors in volleyball and basketball and put together an undefeated State Championship season on the tennis court. Three-point shots were her specialty, thanks to shooting 500 per day in practice. She set […]

Bruce Chubick II- Atkinson West Holt

Athlete Bruce Chubick II                                                                                                       […]

Bruce Chubick Sr.- Omaha South

Coach Bruce Chubick,  Sr.                                                                                                       […]

Dawn Crinklaw- Ralston

  Athlete-1985 Dawn had her pick of sports to choose from when she went to college.  The runner-up for the Dial National High School Athlete of the Year Award, more than 60 colleges sought her out to play volleyball, softball, basketball and to compete in track and field.  At Ralston, she was a three-year starter […]

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 – Lexington

            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. […]

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, […]