Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

1999

Alden "Aldie" Johnson - Lincoln

Amy Stephens - Alliance

Barney Hill - Boys Town

Bill Olson - Omaha Northwest

Bob Gratopp - Geneva

Chris Leigh Thomas - Platteview

Dick Davis - Omaha North

Don Lee - Omaha

Enid Schonewise - Beatrice

Ethan Lee Todd - Grant

George "Bus" Knight - Jackson

Gregg Olson - Omaha Northwest

Joe di Natale - North Platte

Karen Dahlgren Schonewise - Bertrand

Larry Coorts - Adams

Larry Station - Omaha Central

Lloyd Hahn - Falls City

Mel Harder - Omaha Tech

Vince Aldrich - Lincoln Pius X

Athlete.  In 1949 this young man was called by many the best high school athlete ever seen in the Omaha area. And for good reason. That fall he helped lead Omaha Technical High School to an undefeated Class A football state championship as quarterback of the Trojans. He was an all-around reliable athlete, starring for four years in basketball, three years in football, four years in baseball, and even one year in track & field. One of the rare athletes to receive All-American honors while in high school, he later lettered at the University of Nebraska in both football and baseball. He was a baseball college All-American in 1953 as a pitcher, with a 6-0 pitching record and a .095 earned run average.

Brother Tom Novak also is in the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.