Track & Field

Great Moments, Track & Field: 2014: “To Close to Call”: Darren & Damon Schmadeke of Albion High School The Schmadeke twins finished in a 1-2 photo finish (Darren at 22.65 and Damon at 22.66 seconds) in the Class C 200 meter dash at the 1991 Track State Championships.  Their efforts were a part of the […]

Swimming & Diving

Great Moments, Swimming & Diving: 2015: “Jacob Molacek”: Jacobs record-setting performance in the 2014 Nebraska State High School Swimming and Diving Championships included his becoming the fastest swimmer in Nebraska Boys High School Swimming history in every event except two.  He became the first boy in US. high school swimming history to break 53 seconds […]


Great Moments, Softball: 2005: “Queen of Whiff”: Molly Hill turned in one of the great performances in Nebraska softball history by pitching the Wayne High School team to the Class C state championship. Hill had an ERA of 0.00 and struck out 543 during the 2004 season while leading her team to a 34-0 record.


Great Moments, Officials: 2003: “Fifty Years of Officiating”:Vern Plambeck of Kearney approaches 50 years in stripes. A referee who has officiated football since 1954, he missed only the 1957 season while serving in the Army Reserve. He also officiated basketball for many years and has been an observer of officials.


Great Moments, Golf: 2012: “Golf Four in a Row”: Danielle Lemek, Doniphan-Trumbull. Danielle is only the second Nebraska high school athlete winning four State Golf Titles (2008-2011) and the 17th in the nation to reach this achievement.


Great Moments, General: 2007: “A Home at Last”:The NSAA’s invitation in 2006 to the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame and to the Nebraska Coaches Association to share building space in Lincoln.


Great Moments, Football: 2018: Friend’s Undefeated 1933 Football team 2012: “Not Once a Foe Inside the 10 Yard Line”: Grand Island’s 1936 mythical state champs were never out-downed, out-yarded and their ten-yard line was never crossed. They outscored their opponents 128-0, out-yarded them 2,313-728 and out-downed them 114-34. 2011: “Prep-Central 50 Years Later”: In October, […]

Girls Basketball

Great Moments, Girls Basketball: 2003 – Basketball: “The Big Barn”: “The Old Barn,” which is what the Nebraska Coliseum was affectionately known to high school basketball fans, played host to the state tournament from 1926-76. In the Twenties, practically any team with a way to get to Lincoln came to play in the state tournament. […]

Boys Basketball

Great Moments, Boys Basketball: 2015- Winnebago Boys Basketball:          The Winnebago Indians captured the attention of the entire state with their up tempo game labeled “bago ball”.  Seeking to claim the first basketball championship since 1940 the Indians finished the season with a 27-1 record.  2003 – Basketball: “The Big Barn”: “The Old […]