Ron Witt – Otoe

Athlete (1954) Scored 1,925 points in his high school basketball career, including a career-high game of 54 points his senior year when he averaged 32 points per game. He averaged 24 points a game throughout his four-year career.  He made 31 consecutive free throws during one stretch of his senior year.  His career ranked fourth […]

Ernie Wach – Bartley

Athlete. 1955 Graduate. It was a catchy phrase that brought Ernie Wach a special place in high school lore: “Fifty-Five Five in Fifty-Five.” That was his 55-foot, 5-inch state record shot put in the 1955 state track meet. He wasn’t a one-day flash. He lettered four years in football, basketball and track.  Ernie scored 141 […]

Angie Wilson – Lincoln Southeast

Athlete. Class of 1989. Angie Wilson is the only four-time Nebraska high school state champion in girls golf, sweeping Class A titles from 1985 to 1988. She was the sixth person nationally to become a four-time state champion. Her scores in the state meets were 81, 77, 77 and 79, making her the first to […]

Ed Weir – Superior

Athlete–One of the best college football tackles in America during the first half of the twentieth century, he was ever so dominating when he took the field as a high school athlete, graduating from Superior in 1921. He was an all-state halfback for Superior. He won five events in the Class B state track meet […]

Andre Woolridge – Omaha Benson

Athlete. A 1992 Omaha Benson graduate, Woolridge scored a championship-game record 50 points to lead the Bunnies to the state title his senior year. He was All-Metro for three years and finished with 1,911 points, a Class A record. A four-year starter at Iowa, he led the Big 10 in scoring and assists his senior […]

Charles E. “Dutch” White – Omaha Tech

Coach–In the first half of the twentieth century, no Nebraska high school coach was a more successful example of great track coaching and promoting the sport of track and field. During his long career, while at Omaha Technical High School, his teams won six state track & field meet titles: 1932, 1933, 1937, 1941, 1943 […]

Allison Weston – Papillion-LaVista

Athlete. The captain of the 2000 Olympic volleyball team in Sydney, Australia, Weston was a multi-sport standout and a 1992 graduate of Papillion-LaVista High School. The 1992 Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star Athlete of the Year, Weston was all-state in volleyball and basketball her junior and senior seasons, and she was named the Gatorade […]

Edsel Wibbels – Wolbach

Athlete.  A legend of Wolbach High School on the edge of Greeley County, this 1937 graduate accomplished a very rare feat, setting a national high school record in the discus of 154′ 9″ during an era when the high school discus was the exact same weight as the college discus in America. High schools went […]

Howard “Dutch” Welch – Gothenburg

Athlete. A 1924 Gothenburg graduate, Welch attended Berwyn High School until his junior year. He played football at Gothenburg and was a four-year letterman in basketball at Berwyn and Gothenburg, but track is where he excelled, never losing a mile race in Nebraska. As a junior, he won the mile and was second in the […]

O.L. Webb – Lincoln

Contributor. For twenty-two years this conscientious gentleman helped to improve the high schools of Nebraska and their activity programs. Between 1934 to 1956, he held the position of Executive Director of the Nebraska School Activities Association. In the early days of the NSAA, high school sports was the main concern of the Association. However, under […]