Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1997

Bill James - Bellevue

Bill Vincent - Omaha South

Bob Siegel - Fairbury

Cal Bentz - Lincoln

Cindy Tatum Kostek - North Platte

Eugene "Red" Littler - Mitchell

Frank Smagacz - Omaha Central

Gil Dodds - Falls City

Howard Debus - Lincoln High

Jackie Washington - Omaha Central

Jeff Kinney - McCook

Jerry Lee - Grand Island

Jerry Mathers - Lincoln

Johnny Hopp - Hastings

O.L. Webb - Lincoln

Phil Cahoy - Omaha South

Randy Rasmussen - Elba

Roger Sayers - Omaha Central

Sue Lind Nelson - Albion

Athlete. High school basketball players talk about someone having a “hot hand,” meaning the knack of hitting the basket again and again and again. Kent Reckewey, a 1971 graduate of Lincoln East High School, personified the phenomenon. A two-time all-state basketball player, it was the 1971 state tournament won by Lincoln East which brought out the record scoring of this sharpshooter. He set records for Class A in points in one game, field goals in one game, free throws in one game and points in one tournament. The free throw (23) and career (118) performances still existed in the record book in 2010. University of Nebraska letterman in 1973-74-75, winning a Big Eight post graduate scholarship in 1975 which he applied toward pursuit of a medical career. His impact on the high school sports scene was emphasized in a Lincoln Journal Star survey which sought to identify the most popular Lincoln high school basketball player over a 25-year period. The winner: Kent Reckewey.