Rick Meyer – Superior

Superior (Class of 1980)           When Rick Meyer spins around, the discus usually sails a long way. By the time he was named the Hastings Tribune’s Prep Athlete of the Year in 1980, Meyer had already embarked on a record-setting career. The first Nebraska prepster to eclipse the 190-foot mark, Meyer […]

Don Meyer – Wayne

Wayne (Class of 1963)           Don Meyer made his mark nationally as a successful and legendary college basketball coach, setting a record with 923 wins at Hamline (MN) University, Lipscomb (TN) University and Northern State (SD), but his playing accomplishments can’t be overlooked. The only player at Wayne High School to […]

Jon McWilliams – Sidney

Sidney (Class of 1952)           Jon McWilliams was noted for his speed. Labeled “Greased Lighting” after a three-touchdown performance against Oshkosh, the Sidney senior sprinted to Class B all-state honors in football and the 120-yard high hurdles silver medal at the state track meet, helping his team win the state title. […]

Ike Mahoney – Omaha Tech

Athlete–A 1921 graduate of the Omaha High School of Commerce then situated at 17th & Leavenworth. Ike Mahoney deserves to be remembered for his athletic prowess, just as one of his high school classmates, Roman L. Hruska, is remembered for public service. Helping the boys of Omaha Commerce achieve an early Class A state championship […]

Bernie Masterson – Lincoln High

Athlete. A three sport athlete at Lincoln High, Bernie was an all-state back in football, a starter on the 1930 state championship basketball team and a track star.  Moving on to UNL, he starred from 1931 to 1933 as a back on three straight unbeaten Big Six championship teams.  He was selected All-Big Six in […]

Tom McCann – Kearney

Coach. During Tom McCann’s 42 years as head wrestling coach at Kearney High, the Bearcats achieved a standard of consistent excellence that netted state records for consecutive tournament victories, state tournament pins and points. Kearney won 21 conference team championships, 14 district championships, one state championship, eight state runners-up and 29 top-10 finishes. Also including […]

Jerry Mathers – Lincoln

Contributor. One of the founders of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, Jerry Mathers spent his life teaching, coaching and serving as a totally-consumed-in-it historian of high school sports. He authored three books on history and records for Nebraska high school sports and was the first historian of the Nebraska High School Sports […]

Pat Mallette – Blair

Official. Chosen for his involvement in officiating. His hometown is Uehling where he was basketball all-state in 1949 and 1950 and played on the 1950 Class D runner-up team.. He refereed eight Nebraska high school basketball state tournaments, three National Junior College basketball finals and 1987 Super Bowl XXI between the New York Giants and […]

Roger Mathiesen – Kearney

COACH The architect of the Kearney High School boys track dynasty, Roger Mathiesen’s coaching career has been highlighted by unprecedented accomplishments. From 1993-2014, the Bearcats established a national record of 123 consecutive, regular-season meet victories. In the postseason, Kearney dominated Class A, winning 11 consecutive state championships from 1994 to 2004 a streak that ranked […]

Ruby Miller – Elm Creek

Athlete. High school sports for girls was restricted in 1930 for several decades.  Prior to that, the name Ruby Miller caught a lot of conversation on the topic of basketball. Ruby Miller, a 1927 graduate of Elm Creek High School, was one of the best known athletes in the state because her basketball scoring ability […]