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Charles Bryant - Omaha South

Tom Haase - Aurora

Kurt Lauer - Gibbon

Dave Lebsack - Lincoln Northeast

Paul Mohr - Scottsbluff

Jim Morrison - Howells

Wally McNaught - Lincoln

Harold 'Mac' Maciejewski - Wayne

Con Marshall - Chadron

Gail Peterson - Crofton

Larry Ribble - Millard South

John Reta - Lincoln Southeast

Cory Schlesinger - Columbus

Russ Snyder - Nelson

Joe Scarpello - Omaha Central

Teri Steer-Cantwell - Crete

Rudy Stoehr - Lincoln

Nikki Stricker Best - Lincoln East

Larry Vlasin - Madrid


Athlete. 1952 grad.

A starting outfielder for the 1966 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles, Russ Snyder played in the major leagues from 1959-1970, building a career on athletic prowess that developed at Nelson High School where he was a three-sport star. Snyder earned all-conference honors as a running back in football. He was a two-time all-conference pick in basketball, averaging 15 points per game. In 1952 he qualified for the state track meet in five events, finishing third in the hurdles, fourth in the 100 and sixth in the “selective pentathlon.” During the off-seasons of his major league career, he returned to Nelson to coach junior high basketball and referee high school basketball. In his “retirement,” Snyder coaches baseball and girls basketball at Lawrence/Nelson.