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 – 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. […]

Darcy Cudaback White – Exeter

Athlete. Darcy Cudaback White was a three-sport athlete at Exeter (Class of 1986), earning 12 varsity letters.  In volleyball she was second-team all-conference and Class D-1 all-state honorable mention.    Her junior and senior years brought higher recognition when she was twice selected all-conference first team, Class D-1 all-state first team and once to the all-class […]

Bob Churchich – Omaha North

Athlete. Quarterback of the Vikings’ fabled Four Norseman backfield in 1961 and 1962. The Vikings were 9-0 in 1961. He was the Omaha high school athlete of the year in 1962. He starred in football, basketball and baseball.  He was twice all-city in baseball and played on the Storz American Legion team that went to […]

Mike Cielocha – Columbus Scotus

Athlete. Mike Cielocha put up impressive numbers on the track, winning or sharing five all-class gold medals, while winning nine Class B gold medals and leading Columbus Scotus to the Class B team titles his junior and senior years. As a sophomore in 1977, Cielocha won the Class B 220- and 440-yard dashes with times […]

Ken Cook – Adams

Coach. A graduate of North Loup High School, Ken Cook began coaching in 1959 at Trumbull, went to Douglas and landed in Adams for a career spanning six decades, most of which was spent at Adams then Freeman High School. In coaching football, he has a 260-94-3 career record that includes three state championships, four […]

Ron Coleman – McCook

Coach. Coleman’s McCook golf teams won seven Class B state championships and two runner-up trophies from 1990 to 2004. He also was an assistant football and assistant basketball coach, playing a part in two state championship football teams, two state runner-up football teams and a state runner-up basketball. He started coaching at Barneston where he […]

Linda Carlson – North Platte

Coach. Carlson started the volleyball and track programs at North Platte, guiding the Bulldogs to the inaugural Class A state track championship in 1971. But it was in volleyball where she made her mark, compiling a 476-252 record from 1970-2003. Her teams won state championships in 1979 and 1980 and was runner-up in 1975. North […]

Lloyd Cardwell – Seward

Athlete–Success in all sports and coaching was the fate of this multi-talented 1933 graduate from Seward High School. An all-state football running back in 1931 and 1932, an all-state basketball player in 1933, he then led Seward to state track & field championships in Class B in both 1931 and 1932. Cornhusker football fans are […]