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 […]
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 […]
Great Moments, 2010 Football: “Kicking Spree”: Jacob Ramsay, Lincoln Pius X, enjoyed a magic night of place-kicking in 2009. In a 26-7 win over Ralston, Ramsay was 4 for 4 on field goals of 32,50,50 and 22 yards. He also as 2 for 2 on extra points.
Great Moments, 2007 General: “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, 2006 Track & Field: “Robert Rands, Bellevue East, and The Jump that beat THE Jump”: Just as we’ve touted Gale Sayers’ 1961 long jump record leap of 24-10 1/2 as a great moment in high school athletics, we are just as eager for the athlete who broke that record to be elevated to […]
Great Moments, 2005 Softball: “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, 2004 Football: “On the Run”:Fillmore Central’s Michael Brower, the first 11-man football player in Nebraska to rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his four seasons. His season totals in order were 1,063 yards, 1,321, 2,342 and 2,374 in 2003 and 6,099 yards in his career. Track & Field: “Lift Off”:Grand […]
Great Moments, 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. In the Coliseum’s […]
Great Moments, 2002 Boys Basketball: “Huge Jump Shot”:Matt Kelly, Millard South. With two seconds left, Matt made the jump shot that defeated Columbus in the 1989 Class A State Championship game. This win for Millard South cinched the first undefeated season for a Class A team in 29 years and gave the team a No. […]
Great Moments, 2001 Boys Basketball: “In Focus”: The 1976-77 newspaper photograph by Rudy Smith of the Omaha World-Herald, shot at the conclusion of the thrilling boys basketball tournament championship game between Holdrege and Aurora, captured the essence of high school sports: the joy of the winners, the anguish of defeat and the compassion of a […]