Jack Guggenmos- Aurora

Coach- 2019 Jack Guggenmos produced winning football teams at three Nebraska high schools- Dorchester, Arlington and Aurora.  In a 30-year career, the bulk of which was at Aurora, Guggenmos compiled a 211-88-4 record.  Under his leadership, the Huskies advanced to the state championship game in 1981, 1986, and 1995 and played in the semifinals two […]

Aaron Golliday-York

Athlete-2019  (1998) Switching from tight end to running back his senior year, Aaron Golliday displayed his strength and power as he rushed for nearly 2000 yards and scored 21 touchdowns for the Dukes football team that reached the state semifinals.  Golliday, a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American who also handled the kicking and punting duties […]

Jenny Green-Grand Island Central Catholic

  Athlete-2019  (2003) Nebraska’s first 13-foot pole vaulter, Jenny Green dominated the event throughout her high school years, winning the All-Class gold medal all four years.  As a senior, the scored all of third-place Grand Island Central Catholic’s points at the state meet, finishing first in the pole vault, long jump and 300-meter low hurdles […]

Alex Gordon-Lincoln southeast

Athlete Lincoln Southeast (Class of 2002) Before winning multiple Gold Glove Awards and being a World Series hero, Alex Gordon was Nebraska’s Prep Athlete of the Year as a senior at Lincoln Southeast. An all-state and record-setting receiver and defensive back on the football field, he rose to stardom on the baseball diamond where he […]

Erin (Gudmundson) Haussermann-Kearney Catholic

Kearney Catholic (Class of 2002) A three-sport star at Kearney Catholic, Haussermann earned all-state honors in volleyball and basketball, and qualified for the state track meet in seven different events. On the volleyball court, she set school records for kills in a match and in a season. On the basketball court, she scored 1,275 points […]

CHARLES “CHARLIE” GORDON – Coach

Coach Charlie Gordon commanded respect and displayed respect throughout a 25-year coaching career that spanned four decades and provided Lincoln Southeast with its first state championship in any sport. Gordon was named the Knights’ baseball coach when the school opened in 1955. In 1958, with seven sophomores in the starting lineup, the Knights claimed their […]

Al Gaston – Grant and Ogallala

 Coach.  Al Gaston coached football and track for 30 years. He spent 20 years at Grant High School prior to finishing out his coaching career at Ogallala in 1995. He also coached at Farwell, Stockville and Haigler. His career football coaching record was 163-75-1. He was 129-23-1 at Grant, winning five state championships and nine […]

Johnny Goodman – Omaha South

Athlete. 1927 high school grad. He is the last amateur to win the U.S. Open, claiming that championship in 1933. He also won the U.S. Amateur in 1937 and was runner-up in two other amateur tournaments. In high school, he was the captain of the 1926 Omaha South golf team. He won the Omaha City […]

Bobby Ginn – Madison

Athlete. 1939 graduate. The depression and the need for young men to help on the farm limited Bobby Ginn’s high school career. He didn’t compete until his junior year, then won back-to-back gold medals in the 880-yard dash at the state track meet. In 1938, he won the Class A race, then in 1939 he […]

Dewaine Gahan – Oakland

Contributor. Co-owner of the Oakland Independent and Lyons Mirror-Sun, Gahan has been of long-time supporter of high school athletics through newspaper coverage and columns as well as a pioneer in directing, developing and promoting all-star events for high school seniors. He won 12 national and 22 state awards for sports columns, many of which dealt […]