Todd Eubanks- Lincoln East

Athlete-1983 A charter member of the Lincoln East Hall of fame, Todd was a three-sport standout and the Lincoln Journal Star Athlete of the Year in 1983.  An All-State basketball player, he set a Lincoln East record with 90 steals in a season.  In track. he was a two-time State Meet Gold Medalist in the […]

Steve Erwin- Laurel

Athlete- 1971 An All-Class All-State selection in football and basketball, Steve showed uncommon versatility- he shot left-handed in basketball and passed right-handed in football.  A four-year starter in both sports, he led the Laurel Bears to an undefeated season and the Class B “mythical” state Championship as a Senior.  In his four years as the […]

Glenwood Einspahr- Hildreth

Athlete-1950 A “basketball ace”-he was All-Class All-State in 1950-Glenwood showed his athletic ability at the 1950 State Track Meet.  A one-man team, competing without a coach, he won the 100 and 220 yard dashes and the long jump to score enough points to give Hildreth the Class D team Co-Championship.  On the basketball court, Einspahr […]

Gwen Egbert- Papillion-LaVista/Papillion-LaVista South

Coach- 2019 Gwen Egbert built two volleyball dynasties at Papillion-LaVista and Papillion-LaVista South high Schools, with each school forging state championship “three-peats.”  Egbert started her coaching career with Papillion-LaVista in 1987 and over the next 15 years led the Monarchs to the State Championship match eight times, winning state titles in 2000, ’01 and ’02. […]

Sheila (Miller) Estes- Omaha Central

  Athlete- 2019    (1977) In the early years of Title XI mandated girls’ athletics, Sheila (Miller) Estes emerged as one of the early starts, earning starting positions in volleyball and basketball and winning a gold medal in the State Track meet.  On the track the won the Metro Conference 220-yard dash and shot put […]

Fred Egley, Jr. – Norfolk

Contributor. Fred Egley’s long association with Norfolk athletics began as an assistant coach in 1939. He started the school’s gymnastics program the next year and was football coach in 1942. After serving in the Pacific in World War II, he returned to Norfolk and education. He became athletic director for the high school and the […]

Cory Eikmeier – Dodge

ATHLETE Cory Eikmeier covered a lot of ground in his high school football career – nearly five miles of running through, over, and away from opposing defenders. While leading Dodge to three consecutive Class D1 state championships, Eikmeier set five national records – points in a career (1,021), points in a season (448), touchdowns in […]

Vern Ekfelt – Omaha Central

Coach–It takes a special kind of talent to coach a sport and promote the sport at the same time. Such a man was Coach Vern Ekfelt, a wrestling and baseball coach at Omaha Central High School from 1943-1948, and then more coaching at Omaha North High School between 1948 and 1974. While his wrestling teams […]

Karlene Erickson Herrell – Wheeler Central

Athlete. In 1980, as a freshman at Wheeler Central High School, Karlene Erickson won a gold medal (all-class best) in the 3200 meter run. Her time as a Class D competitor was a full one minute faster than the time of the Class C winner in the event that year. For four straight years she […]

Robert Eickholt – Omaha Holy Name

Athlete (1959) The World-Herald’s 1959 athlete of the year was a four-year starter in football and basketball at Holy Name. The Ramblers went to state in basketball all four years, winning Class A in 1957 and 1958. He was All-class all-state in 1958 and 1959 in basketball and 1958 in football and played in the […]