2013

GREAT MOMENTS- 2013 Girls Basketball-  “The 1987-88 Gibbon Girls Basketball Team.”   In the Class C-1 State Championship game, the second-ranked Gibbon girls (24-0) had been behind #1 ranked Fremont Bergan (25-0) for the entire game; however, with Bergan leading 46-42 with 22 seconds left, the Gibbon girls outscored Bergan 5-0 and won 47-46, thus […]

2008

GREAT MOMENTS- 2008 Track and Field:  Randal Carter of Papillion-LaVista High School                    Clearing 7’4″ at the 2007 State Track and Field Championships, Randal Carter broke his own state record of 7’3″ set during the 2007 season.  The previous Class A record was 7’0″. Girls Basketball:  “The […]

2019

GREAT MOMENTS- 2019 Basketball-  “He Can’t Miss” Lincoln Northeast 1964 The year was 1964, and Lincoln Northeast traveled to South Sioux City in snowy, blizzard conditions.  The Rockets’ bus even went off the road in route.  Little did the state know that night, a senior from LNE would break a Class A State Record that […]

2018

GREAT MOMENTS- 2018 Football-  ” 1933 Friend Football Team.” The remarkable 1933 Friend football team was made up of 11 players played an 11 man schedule and didn’t lose a game.

2017

  GREAT MOMENTS- 2017 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. 

2016

Jeralyn Poe Lincoln North Star Jeralyn is the second runner in Nebraska history to win four all-class gold medals at the State Cross Country meet.  She set the state 5000-meter cross country record (18.09) and was named the Nebraska Gatorade Runner of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  She attends Michigan State, majoring […]

2015

Great Moments, 2015 Swimming & Diving: “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 […]

2014

Great Moments, 2014 Track & Field: “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 […]

2012

Great Moments, 2012 Football: “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. Golf: “Golf Four in a Row”: Danielle Lemek, Doniphan-Trumbull. Danielle is only the […]

2011

Great Moments, 2011 Football: “Prep-Central 50 Years Later”: In October, 1960, the two best football teams in the state met at Rosenblatt Stadium and played to a 0-0 tie before an estimated record Rosenblatt crowd of 14,000. Central had the great Gale Sayers. Prep had an star-studded defense. Coaches were legends—Don Leahy of Creighton Prep […]