Basketball – 2002: Howells, 1973-74-77-78

Howells incredible run in Class C basketball, 1973-74-77-78. Howells Basketball Team Members: Brian Baumert Steve Baumert Terry Baumert Paul Belina Rich Belina Paul Bienhnoff, Coach Al Blum Dale Blum Dave Blum Don Blum Randy Cech Rick Cech Chris Clausen Cary Jakubowski Dick Jakubowski Larry Jakubowski Kevin Janata Rod Kalisek Jeff Kersten Mark Kersten Dan Koliha, […]

Basketball – 2001: First State Champs in Modern Era of the Sport

Lincoln East Spartans, 1977 Class A Girls Basketball State Championship Team: York, 1976-77 Class B Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings St. Cecilia, 1976-77 Class C Girls Basketball State Championship Team: Hastings Tribune, Oct/2001 By Chris Cottam Twenty-five years ago this year, a group of girls from St. Cecilia made history. They were the school’s […]

Basketball – 1999: Omaha Central, 1974 and 1975

Omaha Central, one of the state’s first high schools and a grand institution all these years, won its first basketball state championship in 1912, the second year of the state tournament. The Eagles, who’ve played good basketball year in and year out, qualified for state a lot. But 62 years went past before another state […]

Basketball – 1997: Fairbury, 1973

Roster: Greg Rosener Bob Kujath Mark Hansen Mark Bangert Greg Gibson Dell Schmidt John Krause Russ Vanous Bob Parks Bob Siegel Roger Stewart Kim Kujath Greg Hansmire, Student Manager Ken Milius, Student Manager Coaches Charlie Moore, Head Coach Don Mahlman, Assistant Coach The team ended the ’73 season with a record of 25-2 and a […]

Basketball – 1996: Columbus Discovers, 1971-72

Do you know how many teams not from Omaha or Lincoln have won the state’s big school basketball championship in the last 40 high school seasons (written in 1996)? Three: Fremont in 1961, Columbus in 1972 and Norfolk in 1987. And Silver Anniversary team winner, the ’72 Columbus bunch, won its title at the Nebraska […]

Basketball – 1995: 1971 Lincoln East Spartans

There were Nebraska high school teams more heavily favored to be a state champion in their sport than Lincoln East’s 1970-71 boys basketball team. The Spartans weren’ t necessarily big by basketball standards. They had a scrap on their hands just to get out of districts. What sets the Hall of Fame’s Silver Anniversary Team […]