2019

 

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 still exists going on 50+ years.  Ed Johnson’s team found itself in a dogfight with the home team Cardinals, but a Senior guard, Jerry Motz, put on an offensive exhibition that propelled them to a 90-75 weir.  Motz started the game 0-4 from the field, but hit his next 23 shots of the game and was 11 for 16 from the foul line, setting the Class A record.  This is still a record at Lincoln Northeast.  The next week against Lincoln High, he made his first 9 field goals, netting 32 consecutive shots.

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 in Earth Science/Meterology. She is a member of the Spartan cross country and track and field teams.

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 in the 100 yd. breast stroke, and being both a two individual event state champion and a two relay event state champion, resulted in his achieving four gold medals while setting six state records and one national record.

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 second Nebraska high school athlete winning four State Golf Titles (2008-2011) and the 17th in the nation to reach this achievement.

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 and Frank Smagacz of Central. They were both 4-0 and never lost after their epic draw. There were no overtime in the rules in 1960. In 2010, was decided to honor the 1960 teams when they met.  They went to Rosenblatt Stadium again (for the last competition at Rosenblatt), had reserved sections for the 1960 teams, drew more than 10,000 and, as Prep Coach Tom Jaworski said, “Tonight was our overtime from 50 years ago.” Prep won in 2010, 30-25.

    Pictured are 1960 players who attended the 2010 game.


  • Swimming & Diving: “Record After Record”:

    Shannon Guy, Millard West

    Shannon’s final state swim meet performance was one for the record books, not because she won the same event four

    years in a row (a great feat in itself), but because she lowered the state record in the 100-yard butterfly each year. Her times: freshman 56.20, sophomore 56.15, junior 55.71 and senior 55.05.

    Coach Tracy Stauffer’s research indicates this has never been done previously in swimming.