Larry Porter- Lincoln

  Contributor Larry Porter                                                                                                       […]

Meredy Porter- Bellevue West

Athlete Meredy (Porter) Smith                                                                                                       […]

Zach Potter- Omaha Creighton Prep

Athlete Zach Potter                                                                                                         […]

Elroy Pierce- Eustis-Farnam

Coach In his 50-year coaching career, 48 years at Eustis and Eustis-Farnam, Elroy Pierce earned the title of “Coach”.  He started at McPherson County, coaching football, basketball and track.  Moving to Eustis, he was the head coach or an assistant coach in football, boys and girls basketball, cross country, golf, and track and field.  Preaching […]

Ben Plucknett-Beatrice

Athlete Beatrice (Class of 1972) Walter Harrison (Ben) Plucknett, a four-year letterman in football and track at Beatrice High School and the all-class gold medalist in the shot put and discus throw in 1972, developed into the premier discus thrower in the world. At the University of Missouri, “Big Ben” won three Big Eight Championships […]

Laura (Pilakowski) Buttermore-Columbus

Laura (Pilakowski) Buttermore excelled on every field and court. The first female four-year, three-sport letterman at Columbus High School, she earned all-state honors in volleyball and basketball and qualified for the state track meet all four years. The consensus 1999 Female Athlete of the Year, she was the Nebraska Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year […]

Jim Paige – Official

Official Jim Paige spent more than 50 years calling fouls and penalties in football, basketball and track at Nebraska high school athletic events. Described as “quiet, unassuming and hard-working,” Paige displayed a respect for athletes and coaches while maintaining fairmindedness in the implementation of the rules. Selected as the Nebraska Football Official of the Year, […]

Mike Purdy- Contributor

Contributor         No one could account for all the athletes and students who have benefitted from the unselfish contributions Mike Purdy has made to their lives. A coach and administrator in the middle school and high school ranks for more than 40 years, Purdy pioneered and promoted programs and activities that made […]

Vern Plambeck – Kearney

Official.  It is enough said, perhaps, that Vern Plambeck has officiated high school sports since 1954. That’s six decades, and it would have been continuous except for a 1957 Army tour of duty. In the whistle-blowing fraternity, he developed into one of the best — calling seven state basketball tournaments, including the 1973 Class A […]

Stan Parker – Bellevue

Athlete. A 1982 graduate of Bellevue East, Parker excelled at football where he lettered for three years for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was an Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention in 1986. At Bellevue East he excelled in wrestling and track as well, going undefeated (25-0) in wrestling in 1982 and winning the state championship. He […]