Buck Mahoney- Kearney

Contributor Buck Mahoney- Kearney Combining various interests in statistics and crossword puzzles with a passion for the unpredictability of sports, Buck Mahoney found his calling as a sports writer, telling the stories of games and the people who play them. Sports editor for the Kearney Hub and Lexington newspapers, he has covered south-central Nebraska sports […]

Rhonda McCormick- Madrid-Wheatland

Athlete Rhonda (McCormick) Perlinger                                                                                                        […]

Kurt Mann- Grand Island

Athlete Kurt Mann                                                                                                         […]

Curtis Marshall- Omaha Creighton Prep

Athlete Curtis Marshall                                                                                                         […]

Bob Mackie- Omaha Technical

Athlete Bob Mackie                                                                                                         […]

Norm Manstedt- High Plains

Coach Norm Manstedt’s legendary 50-year career alongside the wrestling mat produced four wrestlers who were three-time state champions.  Another 22 times his wrestlers left the state tournament with gold medals.  His 1972 Clarks team won the Class D state championship in the third year of the program’s existence, and the 1978 team finished second.  Three […]

Dick Morrissey- Omaha

  Official- 2018 Official Over a 40-year career, Dick Morrissey became one of the most recognized and most respected referees in Nebraska while officiating from 1972-2013. Also busy in the collegiate ranks, Morrissey worked approximately 300 football and 1,300 basketball games. He was selected to officiate 10 state basketball tournaments and drew the state championship […]

Jack McCartney-North Platte

Athlete North Platte (Class of 1944) “Bullet” Jack McCartney blended speed, drive and a change of pace that made him one of the most dangerous football players of his time. Tagged as Nebraska’s best high school athlete in his sophomore year, McCartney made a name for himself in track, winning all-class gold medals in the […]

Duane Mendlik-Wisner-Pilger

Coach A devotion to the sport of basketball and a pursuit of excellence helped Duane Mendlik put together a career of more than 650 victories ╨ second-highest in Nebraska boys basketball history. A 35-year stint at West Point Central Catholic and a decade at Wisner-Pilger resulted in 15 state-tournament appearances. He coached West Point Central […]

John Miller-Chambers/Southern Valley

Coach Few can match the diverse success enjoyed by John Miller. A 36-year coaching career garnered seven state championships and more than 700 victories in girls’ and boys’ basketball and football. His longest tenure came as the Chambers girls’ basketball coach where his teams won five state championships, four runner-up trophies and 585 games. The […]