Jim Tenopir-Lincoln

  Contributor Jim Tenopir took the path from small-town Nebraska to the peak of high school sports in the United States. The Chief Operating Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations from 2010-15, Tenopir oversaw the day-to-day operations of the organization that governs high school sports across the nation. He drew on […]

Fran ten Bensel- Arapahoe

  Athlete Fran ten Bensel- Arapahoe The winner of four straight Class C 800-meter races at the state track meet and twice the All-Class gold medalist, Fran (ten Bensel) Benne emerged from Arapahoe to become one of Nebraska’s all-time great runners. She added a gold and two silver medals in the 1,600 before the end […]

Dennis Thorell- Loomis

Athlete Dennis Thorell                                                                                                         […]

Tim Turman- Bishop Neumann

  Coach- 2019 At the time of his retirement in 2018, Tim Turbam ranked seventh in Nebraska’s football coaching ranks with 307 career victories.  His storied coaching career (307-159-2), which began at Fairmont in 1972 and included a stint at David City before he took over the Bishop Neumann program in 1980.  His Bishop Neumann […]

Carl Tesmer-Grand Island Central Catholic/Hastings St. Cecilia

Coach Few football coaches lead a school to 100 victories. Carl Tesmer did it at two schools, climbing into the rarified air of 300-plus coaching victories. At the time of his induction, Tesmer had put together a 339-89-2 record, 39 winning seasons, 13 undefeated regular seasons and more than 25 top-ten teams in a 41-year […]

Dick Thompson – North Platte

Official. Dick worked for 40 years officiating high school football, 20 years of officiating basketball, and was starter at the state track meet for 17 years. Dick was a member of the crew that worked the first Nebraska Shrine Bowl game plus some time in the Big 8. In the early 1950’s, he began a […]

Stephanie Thomas Clark – McCool Junction

Athlete, Stephanie Thomas Clark played every sport she could.  The 1988 McCool Junction graduate collected honors enough for more than one person.  She was all-conference three years in volleyball and four years in basketball.  With her stats one would think that there should have been a re-count on the volleyball votes her freshman year.  However, […]

Heather Taggart Long – Millard North

Athlete (1988) Heather Taggart led Millard North to the state soccer championships  in 1988, recording 10 shutouts and earning all-state honors.  The three-sport standout played a state championship team in volleyball (1987), winning all-state honors in this sport, too. She gained state honors in basketball.  She became a record-setting soccer goalkeeper at the University of […]

Irving Thode – Loup City

Athlete (1949) Irv Thode was a dominating all-around athlete in high school. His 6-foot-3 high jump was the unofficial national schoolboy best in 1949. He was gold medalist in the long jump in 1948 (21-9) and 1949 (22-3) and the high jump in 1949 at the state meet. He was on the 1948 Class C […]

Kathy Travis Miiller – Lincoln Christian

Athlete.  Bottom line in the outstanding high school track career for Kathy (Travis) Miiller: She never lost an individual race during an NSAA-sanctioned event. She also was a volleyball all-stater and the female high school athlete of the year in 1991. In her four starring years of track at Lincoln Christian, she led her team […]