Joe Sukovaty – Swanton

Coach. After graduating from Swanton High School and Doane College, Joe returned to his home town in 1923 as coach, science teacher and assistant principal. In his 17-year tenure with the Jackrabbits he coached them to the basketball state tournament seven times, winning it twice. His 1933 squad was runner-up with only seven players on […]

Joe Scarpello – Omaha Central

Athlete.  1946 graduate. Joe Scarpello’s name resonates throughout all levels of wrestling. A three-time state high school wrestling champion at Omaha Central, he helped the Eagles win four consecutive team titles. He was never taken down in a high school match and he capped his high school career by winning the AAU national championship. In […]

Alice Schmidt – Elkhorn

Alice Schmidt Elkhorn High School Athlete   Alice Schmidt dominated the middle distance races, winning the all-class gold medal in the 800 all four years at the state high school track meet and setting the state record in that event (2:08.84).  In all, she won five all-class gold medals and 12 Class B gold medals […]