Tom Kropp – Aurora

Athlete–Those who witnessed the Shrine Bowl after the 1971 graduation of this young man from Aurora High School in 1971, may well believe he was the greatest Nebraska high school football player ever. He was dominating, not only in that all-star setting but in each and every game he played. Sizable at 6’3” and 225 […]

Ray Knaub – Scottsbluff

Athlete. Ray Knaub’s athleticism helped make Scottsbluff High School a threat in statewide competition and his track exploits put his name on the all-time charts as he dominated the high school Big Ten Conference. He won state track meet gold medals in the 100- and 220-yard dashes and ran on gold medal-winning 880-yard relays teams. […]

Monte Kiffin – Lexington

Athlete–Among the surprising things about this “big guy“, a 1958 graduate from Lexington High School; being six feet three inches tall and topping the scales at two hundred plus, was his agility and scoring skills on the basketball court. In 1958 he was rated of all-state quality, having a record average of seventeen points scored […]

Don Kelley – Lincoln Pius X

Coach, Lincoln Pius X. Kelley coached boys and girls state championships at Lincoln Pius X. He coached six-man football and basketball at Ohiowa from 1959 to 1961 before becoming the boys basketball coach at Norfolk Catholic. He moved on to Lincoln Pius X where he coached boys basketball from 1968 to 1980, advancing to the […]

Jeff Kinney – McCook

Athlete.  It may have been said that some were faster, some were stronger and some may have shot a basketball better, but few athletes had as much impact on the outcome of competition as Jeff Kinney, a 1968 graduate of McCook High School. His reputation began in his high school days within Red Willow County […]

Joanne Kappas – Bellevue East-Bellevue West-Omaha Bryan

Coach In an unequalled coaching career, Joanne Kappas watched her volleyball teams collect 11 state championship trophies, including six straight from 1992-1997. She started at Bellevue East, coaching for five years before moving on to a 19-year career at Bellevue West. She finished at Omaha Bryan, completing a unique triple crown of leading three different […]

Ron Kellogg – Omaha Northwest

  Athlete.  When only a sophomore at Omaha Northwest High School this star on the hardwood was already one of the best basketball players in the state. It was obvious from the start that he could shoot the basketball. By his graduation in 1982, Ron Kellogg had compiled a career total of 1,644 points. As a […]

Jami Kubik Hagedorn – Cambridge

Class of 1994Athlete Jami Kubik did it all for the Cambridge Trojans, who dominated their class in her time. With Kubik one of the centers of attention, Cambridge won back-to-back state volleyball and back-to-back state basketball championships. She earned all-state honors in volleyball as a junior and a senior, and was the honorary Class C1 […]

Marty Kobza – Schuyler

Athlete. The attraction is to the weight events for many strong young men in high school. Many double in the events, but rarely do they reach star status in both the shot put and discus throw. Marty Kobza of Schuyler Central High School made it, big time, especially in 1981. His top throw in the […]

Ginger Keller Marx – Gibbon

Athlete. Gibbon (1990) A pillar of Gibbon’s back-to-back state championship teams of 1988-89, Ginger Keller scored 1,413 points in high school – making the all-class all-state second team as a senior. The Buffs won 66 straight games with Keller at center, and she averaged a double-double — 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game – […]