Varsity Corner

Committed to Excellence

Rylee Gray, Sophomore, Elkhorn South High School Rylee Gray eats, sleeps, and breathes volleyball. Although she also plays basketball and competes in field events such as discus and high jump, volleyball is a year-round sport for her. She currently plays for Nebraska Elite as well as Elkhorn South High School. […]

Setting Sites High

Dominic Mendlik, Sophomore, Creighton Prep Although Dominic Mendlik often has a shotgun in his hands, his charming, well-spoken personality is immediately disarming. He’s quick to reassure anyone who might be concerned about a bunch of teenagers shooting trap. “Everyone has to take a mandatory gun safety course from the Game […]

An Ace On and Off the Court

Alex Payne  |   Junior  |  Mount Michael Benedictine High School Alex Payne didn’t know a soul when he started high school two years ago at Mount Michael, but joining the tennis team opened the door to new friendships. “I was the only one coming from my school (Elkhorn Ridge Middle […]

Passion to Perform

Brooke Peterson  |   Senior   |  Millard North High School Brooke Peterson is passionate about dance. According to Millard North coach Andrea Feltz, “Brooke is a very hardworking dancer. She’s always at 100 percent.” As a senior this fall, Brooke will be one of the team captains. She strives to be […]

Taking Great Strides

Mazie Larsen  |  Senior Gretna High School   They say running is a way of life, and that has been the case for the Larsen family of Gretna. When high school senior Mazie was growing up, she watched her mom, Maureen, run local road races and cheer her on, and […]

Lofty Aspirations

Thomas Corpuz  |  Junior  |  Creighton Prep High School   One might think that as the only varsity pole vaulter at Creigton Prep, junior Thomas Corpuz wouldn’t have much to worry about. But in his eyes, he has big shoes to fill. Not only was his older brother, Michael, a […]

Winning Duo

Lauren Camenzind | 8th Grade  |  DC West It seems logical that Lauren Camenzind—a  few minutes older than her sister Hannah—is considered the impatient twin. But when it comes to softball, that theory is debunked by the realization that Lauren is a shortstop and catcher. The very nature of her […]

Winning Strokes

Erin Rease  |  Freshman  |  Elkhorn High School Erin Rease is not a morning person. That’s the case with most high school freshmen. However, when you swim for Elkhorn High, sleeping in just isn’t an option. It’s a commitment that requires rising early. The shining is optional. Since the swim […]

Aiming High

Douglas Lorcan Jamal  |  Senior  |  Mount Michael Benedictine What’s in a name? In the story of Mount Michael senior Douglas Lorcan Jamal, known by his middle name — an Irish surname that loosely translates to “determined little one” — it is a name that defines who he is and […]

Lindsay Krause — Digging In

By Pat Sangimino     Lindsay Krause  |  Skutt  |  Freshman Last July, nearly a month before Lindsay Krause attended her first class at Skutt Catholic High School, she verbally committed to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska. “It just felt right,” said the 6-foot-3 high school freshman. “I […]