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

Jack Hallstrom - Avoca

Jim Mather - Arapahoe

John "Choppy" Rhodes - Ansley

Jon Appleget - Fremont

Karlene Erickson Herrell - Wheeler Central

Kerry Trotter - Omaha Creighton Prep

Leonard Bond - Omaha North

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. The attraction is to the weight events for many strong young men in high school. Many double in the events, but rarely do they reach star status in both the shot put and discus throw. Marty Kobza of Schuyler Central High School made it, big time, especially in 1981. His top throw in the shot put reached 66’11 1/2″, plus he was the first in history to reach 200 feet in the discus. His boys state meet toss of 201-7 toss became the all-time record at the time. Named high school athlete of the year, his discus throw was second best in the entire nation in 1981. Later, while at Arkansas in college, he was six times an All-American and a member of the World University Team in 1985.