Karen Hand- Lincoln

Contributor Karen Hand- Lincoln In a Lincoln Public schools career that encompassed 33 years, Karen Hand oversaw the expansion of girls’ sports in the school district. Hand started in the district’s athletic office as an assistant to oversee junior high athletics. As her duties expanded, she played key roles in the addition of high school […]

Darrell Hoffman- Beatrice

  Coach Darrell Hoffman- Beatrice After 26 years as an assistant football coach at Beatrice – Darrel Hoffman became girls golf coach in 1987 and built a powerhouse on the course. His teams qualified for the state tournament in 26 of his 27 seasons before his retirement after the 2013 season. They were Class B […]

Alex Henery- Omaha Burke

Athlete Alex Henery- Omaha Burke All-State in soccer and football and the state’s 2006 Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year, Alex Henery was the 2010 Associated Press All-America place-kicker and left Nebraska as its all-time scoring leader in football and the most accurate field-goal kicker in NCAA history. At Burke, Henery was a three-year starter […]

Amber Hegge- Crofton

Athlete Amber Hegge- Crofton The Omaha World-Herald’s first two-time Girls’ Athlete of the Year, Amber (Hegge) Cunningham led Crofton to three straight State Basketball Championships and four State Track titles. She won 12 Class C gold medals and three silver medals in track while setting a Class C record in the high jump. A three-time […]

Tim Higgins- Grand Island

Official Tim Higgins                                                                                                         […]

Bob Hoyer – Malcolm

Coach Bob Hoyer                                                                                                         […]

Molly Hill- Wayne

Athlete Molly Hill                                                                                                         […]

Ken and Ryly Jane Hambleton- Lincoln

Contributors Ken Hambleton joined the Lincoln Journal Star sports staff in 1972 and Ryly Jane in 1974, becoming the cornerstones of the newspaper’s high school reporting until their joint retirement in 2017.  Ken was the Boys’ Prep Editor from 1982-’85 and Ryly Jane was the Girls’ Sports Editor from 1981-’85.  She took over as the […]

Gene Haynes-Omaha North

  Contributor-2019 He’s known as “Mr. North High,” Gene Haynes” larger-than-life presence as Principle of the school has emerged from his dedication to helping young people.  Using a humble, friendly demeanor and an infectious smile, Haynes has been a positive influence on Omaha Public Schools for more than 50 years.  “I just want to be […]

Christina Houghtelling Hudson-Cambridge

Athlete Cambridge (Class of 2003) Christina (Houghtelling) Hudson enjoyed the high school career of dreams. All-class all-state in volleyball and basketball, three all-class gold medals in track, superior ratings in music and class valedictorian, the 2003 Prep Athlete of the Year led Cambridge High School to the state volleyball and basketball tournaments while earning letters […]