Stephanie Streeks-Gering

  Athlete Stephanie (Streeks) Ruffridge rewrote all the record books at Gering High School before earning a national-championship ring with the Long Beach State volleyball team. A three-sport standout with a 30-inch vertical leap, she earned all-state honors in volleyball and basketball and gold medals at the state track meet.  She established Class A high […]

Dan Sorge- Shickley

Coach Dan Sorge- Shickley At one stage of Dan Sorge’s coaching career at Shickley, the Lady Longhorns were unbeatable in volleyball. They strung together six consecutive State Volleyball Championships between 1987 and 1992 and won 104 matches in a row. Both were state records. Sorge took Shickley to another state title in 2005 and previously […]

Ann Schroeder- Lincoln

Official Ann Schroeder- Lincoln While a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ann Schroeder began officiating intramural basketball games in 1982 and later started doing junior high contests. That led to a 35-year career as the leading pioneer woman basketball referee in Nebraska. Her career as a referee took place while she was teaching and […]

Michelle Shoemaker- Ansley

Athlete Michelle Shoemaker A three-sport standout at Ansley, Michelle (Shoemaker) Meyer made her biggest impact on the track. She won nine Class C titles and one All-Class gold, the long jump in 1990, and scored 112 career points at the state meet. In 1990, she was the first girl to win four individual events in […]

Nora Shepherd- York

Athlete-1994 In a 1600 meter race, Nora shepherd set the pace for the pack.  Suffering from asthma, especially on hot and humid days, she emerged as a Junior Olympic Champion, before dominating the 1600, never losing at that distance in high school,  Setting a Class B record as a senior, she also set school records […]

Jerome Skrdla-Gretna

Coach Jerome Skrdla, who ranked sixth in  state history at the time of his induction with 560 victories as a girls basketball coach, has coached three schools to the state tournament, winning three state championships — at Kearney Catholic in 1984 and 1985 and Gretna in 2006.  His Kearney Catholic team strung together 55 consecutive […]

Curt Shockey- Ralston

Coach- 2019 As Head Baseball Coach at Ralston High School from 1982 to 2004, Curt Shockey’s Rams enjoyed a litany of success.  As one of the smallest Class A schools, Shockey led Ralston to six state titles, including a “three-peat” in 1986, ’87 and ’88.  As the skipper of the Rams, he surpassed the 1,000-win […]

Janet Kruse Sellon-Blair

Athlete Blair (Class of 1987) Janet (Kruse) Sellon shredded opposing volleyball defenses. With nearly half of her attacks resulting in kills, she proved to be a dynamic volleyball player, starting four years at Blair and earning all-state honors her junior and senior seasons. She also started for three years in basketball, earning all-state honors, and […]

Jerry Stine-Omaha

Contributor As a coach, historian, promoter and documentarian, Jerry Stine dedicated countless hours to the betterment of Nebraska high school sports. Throughout his 40-year career, Stine coached boys’ basketball & track at Wheeler Central – Bartlett and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ track at Bertrand. After leaving the coaching ranks, Stine continued to contribute […]

Daryl Stovall-Bellevue West

Bellevue West (Class of 1978) A lock-down defender on the basketball court and a speedy outfielder on the baseball diamond, Daryl Stovall used his athletic skills to allow him to be selected by the Chicago White Sox in the Major League Baseball draft, and the San Diego Clippers in the NBA draft. At Bellevue West, […]