Varsity Corner

Jordan Vanderloo — Strength Amidst Adversity

Photos by Chris Tierney Jordan Vanderloo | Elkhorn South | Junior Basketball might be the sport of choice for someone whose father is an assistant men’s basketball coach at Creighton University. But not fifteen-year-old Jordan Vanderloo. Though she does play basketball in the winter to keep her body and skills […]

Quick from the Start

Katie Spencer  |  Millard South High School  |  Age 18  In elementary school, Katie was one of the fastest in her grade, always performing well in the mile. She joined cross country in middle school where her interest in running grew. She’d come home from practice and go for another run on her own. […]

Leader of the Pack

Reno Law  |  Millard South High School  |  Age 18  When your hobbies include just about any sport, it can be difficult to decide which ones to pursue. Reno played soccer, basketball, and enjoys bowling and golf. But he fell in love with cross country and track after running on the teams at Anderson […]

Ace of the Court

Teresa Kaiser  |  Age 17  |  Skutt Catholic High School High-Level competition is nothing unusual for the Hutnick-Kaiser family.  Whether it’s their string of success at Skutt, or their Wednesday night family tennis competitions, the desire to compete has been constant, starting at an early age, competing at the age […]

Dragon Protector

Austin John Obermeyer | Age 18 | Gretna High School While many athletes recall their earliest childhood sports successes, Austin Obermeyer prefers to be honest while sharing his soccer story when he was just four years old. “Actually that’s when I scored my very first goal; unfortunately it was for […]

Truly Gifted

Ella Grace Pollard  |  Spring Ridge Elementary  |  Age 10 As an infant, Ella Pollard quickly learned sign language from her mother so she could have a form of communication prior to her ability to speak, setting the tone that she wasn’t going to be your average child. Once it […]

Swimming Strength

Michael Kyle Mollak | Elkhorn High School | Age 18 Michael grew up playing many sports as a child: basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, track, and soccer.  Sports were an important part of his childhood and he was always looking for a new sport to try. The summer after fifth grade, […]

A Dribbling Star

Lauren Maciejewski | Age 17 | Elkhorn South High School As a young girl at the age of four, Lauren’s parents can recall her running up and down the driveway dribbling a basketball both right and left handed. They recognized her talent and enrolled her in youth basketball with the […]

Man of Many Sports

Jared Samuelson | Age 16 | Gretna High School Jared has a passion for a variety of sports that started at a young age. When one sports season is over, he moves on to the next. As a student at Gretna High School, Jared is a three sport athlete. In […]

Shooting Star

Marisa Lowe  |  Age 18  |  Millard West High School Like many other children in the area, Marisa picked up a basketball as a young girl. Unlike others, the game became more than just a sport, but a passion. In fourth grade, Marisa moved from playing basketball as a recreational […]