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 […]

Gail Peterson – Crofton

Coach. Gail Peterson created a cross country dynasty in the little town of Crofton where his teams won 15 state championships and claimed the runner-up trophy another eight times. His girls teams won nine state titles, including eight straight from 1981-88. The boys teams won six state titles between 1977 and 1991. He coached two […]

Larry Pritchett – Perkins County

Coach. The driving force behind the Grant/Perkins County basketball dynasty, Larry Pritchett coached the Plainsmen to state championships in 1968, 1989 and 1990 and three state runner-up finishes, as well as 22 conference titles. He coached the Plainsmen from 1968-73 and again from 1987-2007. He was an assistant coach on Grant’s state championship team in […]