Jean Groth-Wisner-Pilger

  Coach For years, the yardstick for volleyball teams in northeast Nebraska was lean Ianssen Groth’s Wisner-Pilger Gators. Only twice in 41 seasons did they finish below .500. What would be her final team, in 2019 before her death the following March, made the school’s 14th state tournament appearance with her as coach. Her career […]

Terry Graver – Elkhorn/Elkhorn South

Coach Terry Graver                                                                                                         […]

John Gibson- Papillion-LaVista

Athlete-1996 John was a natural who quickly excelled at whatever he did.  He didn’t play football until 8th grade, but was a star by his sophomore season.  He didn’t triple jump until his sophomore year, but he set the Class A State and State Meet records, won the Class A Gold Medal for three years, […]

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 quarterfinals.  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 […]

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 […]