George “Bus” Knight – Jackson

Athlete. A 1937 graduate of Jackson High School situated in northeast Lincoln, this versatile athlete had an honorable career in three sports: football, basketball and track from his freshman year forward. He was an all-city back for four years on the gridiron. Named all-state in football his junior and senior years, the Jackson High team […]

Nicole Kubik – Cambridge

Athlete. Class of 1996 Nicole Kubik epitomized the word winner. She led Cambridge to four state tournament finals, three state championships and an 81-game winning streak, averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5.9 steals per game. An outstanding 3-point shooter, she finished with 2,179 points and averaged 28.3 points per game her senior year. At […]

Sue Kobza Long – Schuyler

    Athlete. The halls of Schuyler High School echoed for quite some time at the exploits of Sue Kobza, one of the best girl athletes at a time when women’s high school sports in Nebraska was undergoing a modern resurgence. A three-sport athlete at Schuyler Central, she lettered three years in both volleyball and […]

Michelle Kush Bohlen – Gibbon

Athlete. Class of 1989 Michelle Kush Bohlen was simply a winner. Gibbon High School didn’t lose a basketball game after she moved from Grant before her junior year. The Buffs had their best volleyball season in history her senior year. And she won a gold medal in the high hurdles in track — accomplishments that […]

Jess Keifer – Holdrege

  Coach. His tenure as head football coach of the Holdrege Dusters covered a span of 25 years, achieving a 120 wins and being awarded three Omaha World-Herald mythical state championships. Those came in 1950, 1953 and 1959 with two undefeated seasons in 1953 and 1958. During the 1950s, the Dusters missed being in the […]

Kristie Korth Brezinski – Columbus Scotus

ATHLETE Seven times in her high school career Kristie Korth Brezenski enjoyed lifting a state championship trophy. A three-sport standout at Columbus Scotus, she played on three state championship volleyball teams, three state champion basketball teams and a state champion soccer team. She earned all-state honors in all three sports, and was named the 1998 […]

Gene Kruger – Elkhorn

Coach.  After serving three years in the United States Marine Corps, Gene attended Midland College receiving his B.S. in 1946. His first teaching and coaching job was at his hometown of Arlington, heading up all sports. He made the move to Elkhorn in 1949 where he hired on as assistant coach in all sports and […]

Tonya Kneifl Gordon – Newcastle

Tonya Kneifl Gordon Newcastle Athlete   For four years, Tonya Kneifl put her stamp on athletics at Newcastle High School.  A multi-sport star, she had her biggest impact on the track where she never lost a high jump or triple jump competition.  She set state records in all three jumping events and accumulated 12 Class […]

Dick Koch – Omaha

Coach.. It was the 1970-71 school year and Omaha Northwest had just opened its doors for the first time.  Dick was the new head basketball coach moving in from a stint at Gering with a record of 101-50.  He hit the court running and took the “Huskies” to the State Tournament in their very first […]

Dan Keyser – Cambridge

Dan Keyser Cambridge Coach Dan Keyser presided over a Cambridge Trojans football dynasty that produced an unprecedented era of success.  Keysers Trojans set a Nebraska 11 man record with 48 consecutive victories and put together a streak of 71 straight regular season wins.  Between 1989 and 2005 Keyser led the Trojans to six undefeated state […]