Varsity Corner

Dominating the Line

When Elkhorn South High School junior Teddy Prochazka committed to play football for the University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL), he texted the football program but kept it a secret from the coaches. Right before the Ohio State game, Teddy went down on the field to tell Coach Scott Frost in person. […]

Life-long Love of the Game

Syd Nuismer, a senior at Elkhorn High School, is all about family. “My uncle played UNK (University of Nebraska Kearney) baseball, so I grew up playing in the dirt at the baseball fields,” she said. Her dad has been her coach from the beginning and is still coaching her in […]

Determined Defender

Faith Kutschkau  |  Junior  |  Millard North High School A defender for Millard North as well as her Elkhorn Soccer Club team, Faith Kutschkau has played soccer since she was five years old. She also dreams of playing for one of the University of Nebraska teams in college. A goal […]

Legacy Athlete

Lance Rucker  |  Freshman  |  Millard South High School Millard South freshman Lance Rucker is a natural athlete. He began to focus on his training seriously when he was 11 years old. “When I was little, I was chubbier, so I wasn’t in the best shape. I overcame that by […]

Female Power Play

Jessica Wernli  |  Junior  |  Papillion-La Vista High School When Jessica Wernli tells someone she plays hockey for the U19 Omaha Lady Jr. Lancers, she typically gets a surprised look. “They’re like, ‘no way! A girl?’” Their surprise is warranted because there are only about 100 girls playing hockey in […]

Heavy Hitter

Kyler Essink  |  Senior  |  Bennington High School It’s a great feeling to win the state baseball championship, but it’s an even better one when the whole team rallies around you and your family. Kyler Essink, catcher for Bennington High School, was surprised when his team and their parents handed […]

Swing for the Stars

Kaitlyn Hanna  |  Freshman  |  Westside High School It’s been quite a freshman year for Kaitlyn Hanna. She was the first female golfer to win State for Westside High School, the first freshman in Class A to win State in 33 years, only the third freshman in 44 years to […]

For the Love of the Game

Zach Kuo  |  Freshman  |  Elkhorn High School Despite earning runner-up in State tennis singles as a freshman at Elkhorn High School (EHS), Zach Kuo has stayed humble. He keeps the focus on teamwork and supporting his teammates. “Our team is just a great team,” he said. “Not many teams […]

All the Right Moves

A leader in the wrestling room and on the mat, Isaac Trumble exudes a quiet confidence. He’s earned the respect of his Millard South coaches and teammates because “he’s the hardest worker in the room, and he never takes a day off,” according to Head Coach Nate Olson. “When Isaac […]

Wrestling to Win

It’s a long road to a win a state championship, especially when you start all over with a new team. Josh Trumble transferred from Platteview to Millard South as a junior, joining his younger brother Isaac on the varsity wrestling team. He felt welcomed right away. “You come in with […]