Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1998

Allen Zikmund - Kearney

Bill Brown - Omaha

Bill Jackman - Grant

Billy Southworth - Harvard

Cecil Walker - Fremont

Chuck Deter - Gering

Conde Sargent - Lincoln

Dave Hoppen - Omaha Benson

Jim Mather - Arapahoe

John "Choppy" Rhodes - Ansley

Jon Appleget - Fremont

Karlene Erickson Herrell - Wheeler Central

Kerry Trotter - Omaha Creighton Prep

Leonard Bond - Omaha North

Marty Kobza - Schuyler

Maurtice Ivy - Omaha Central

Paul Forch - Lincoln East

Paul Tierney - Broken Bow

Ron Kellogg - Omaha Northwest

Ruby Miller - Elm Creek

Sondra Obermeier Herold - Aurora

Athlete. During the last years of World War II, a young man at Avoca High School in Cass County was stirring up sportswriters and basketball fans with his high-scoring basketball talents. This was Jack Hallstrom, a 1946 graduate, who had a remarkable record during high school of 1,840 points scored on the hardwood. All-state from his sophomore year onward (1944-45-46), he led the Avoca Cardinals to the state tournament with good success such as 27-1 in 1944 and 30-3 in 1946. After an excellent college career at Peru College, he became an outstanding educator in Douglas County, Nebraska, and is remembered as a founder of the Omaha Metropolitan Conference Holiday Basketball Tournament. Also instrumental in the development of the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame.