Nebraska High School Hall of Fame brings back memories

It never seems to matter which sport it is, I’m always sad when the season is over.
    One thing I enjoy each year is looking down through the rosters of Wauneta-Palisade’s opponents for names I recognize.
    For me Ehrke will always be Alma, just like Stamm is always associated with Benkelman or Nordhausen is Wauneta.
    Some can be tricky. Although Kubik is often associated with Cambridge, Bertrand had a good point guard named Jennifer Kubik back in the late 80s/early 90s.
    Pop quiz! Let’s see if we agree with recognizable names among area towns and RPAC schools. Don’t worry there aren’t any repercussions for wrong answers.
    1. Dahlgren
    2. Lueking
    3. McConville
    4. Schutz
    5. Wach
    6. Swedberg
    7. Hrnchir
    8. Rippen
    9. Witte
    10. Behlke
    11. Sandoe
    12. Kurkowski
    13. Schilke
    14. Banzhaf
    15. Forch
    I’ll admit, some are old school RVL/GPAC names. After growing up in southwest Nebraska and following sports all my life, it’s amazing how the same names continue to circle back around.
    There are some names that are hard to forget. If you’re really old school you’ll remember Bill Holliday from Wilsonville, Bill Jackman from Grant or maybe even Araphaoe’s Eugene “Hoppy” McCue.
    Some of these names are enshrined in the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame.
    Going through its list of inductees is a trip down memory lane. I find the K section to hold a lot of memories.
    I also want my daughter to understand the inspiration that can be found from women like Louise Pound.
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