Jina (Johansen) Douglas- Centura

Athlete-2019  (2001) Jina (Johansen) Douglas epitomized the small-town girls who rose to greatness on the basketball court.  A gym rat who honed her skills in Class C, she led the Centurions to three State Tournaments and back-t0- back championship games in Class C-1.  During her four years as a starter, Centura compiled a 91-7 record […]

Keith Jones-Omaha Central

Athlete Omaha Central (Class of 1984) Keith Jones’ legacy is stamped into his nickname: “End Zone”. A speedy and powerful running back at Omaha Central, Jones broke records that belonged to the legendary Gale Sayers. Jones rushed for 1,710 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, including a 235-yard effort against state champion Omaha Creighton […]

Trevor Johnson-Lincoln Northeast

Athlete Lincoln Northeast (Class of 1999) In the classroom and on the playing field, Trevor Johnson excelled. In the top one percent academically, the unanimous prep athlete of the year excelled in three sports. After missing most of his junior football season with a broken leg, the tight end/defensive end caught 42 passes for 736 […]

STACY JAKUBOWSKI LONGACRE – Howells

Howells (Class of 1981) A proven winner, Stacy Jakubowski led Howells to the state championship in volleyball and a state runner-up finish in basketball. A four-year, three sport letterman, Jakubowski placed in the high jump at the state track meet all four years, winning gold medals her junior and senior seasons. A three year starter […]

CHARLES BORNER, JR. – Lincoln High

Lincoln High (Class of 1964)           The face of Lincoln’s Hillcrest Country Club as the resident teaching professional who stresses fundamentals and a respect for the game, Charles Borner, Jr., forged a very successful competitive golf career that included back-to-back Class A state championships in 1963 and 1964, a feat not […]

Ed Johnson – Lincoln Northeast

Coach–In his very first year as a head high school basketball coach in Nebraska, this legendary gentleman led the Lincoln Northeast boys rocketing to a Class A state championship by winning his first state tournament. For nearly forty years he would often repeat this performance, winning seven state titles in boys basketball and nearly 500 […]

Peaches James Keaton – Papillion-LaVista

ATHLETE No one dominated Nebraska high school softball like Peaches James. The pitching ace on four straight state championship teams, the four-time all-state hurler set numerous state records, including 11 no-hitters, five perfect games and an 0.04 ERA in 1999. Her exploits included 31 consecutive wins, 19 consecutive shutouts and a streak of 257 2/3 […]

Mary Lou Jasnoch Kucera – Oshkosh

  Athlete–A 1974 graduate of Garden County High School located in Oshkosh, this pioneering athlete was one of the first well-known girls high school track & field champions during the resurgent years for girls sports in Nebraska during the 1970s. In 1973 she led her high school to a grand championship in girls track. Winning […]

Bob Jensen – Central City

Bob Jensen Contributor  Newspaper man Bob Jensen filled a void in Nebraska high school sports publications when he launched Huskerland Prep Report in 1990.  What started as a weekly provider of statistics reports evolved into a multi-media publication providing exposure to hundreds of athletes from border to border and from the smallest schools to the […]

Chuck Jura – Schuyler

Athlete. This 1968 graduate of Schuyler High School received well-deserved plaudits from Nebraska newspapers as one of the best high school basketball players ever in this part of the country. In 1968, the year of the Class B state championship title for the tall green and white lads, Chuck Jura averaged 30 points per game […]