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. […]

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 […]

Don “Moose” Cooper – York

Athlete. Class of 1944. For two hours, Don “Moose” Cooper was the best pole vaulter in the history of college athletics. On April 21, 1951, Cooper cleared 15 feet, 1/8 inch at the Kansas Relays – the first collegian and fourth person ever to clear 15 feet. Later that day, Don Lax of Illinois went […]

Bob Cerv – Weston

Athlete.  A big-time talent from a small town in Saunders County, he graduated from Weston High School in 1942. Star of his basketball team (Class C state runner-up, 1941), he was named all-state in both 1941 and 1942. Following service in World War II, he did well in two sports at the University of Nebraska. […]

Bill Conner – Scottsbluff

Contributor Bill Conner arrived at ScottsbluffHigh School in 1947 and became a fixture in the Bearcats’ athletic program as a coach then the atheltics director for the next 34 years. A 10-year stint in football highlighted his coaching career. After an 0-10 inaugural campaign, Conner turned Scottsbluff around, winning 58 games the next nine years, […]