Varsity Corner

Bringing the Heat

Nate Fisher  |  Age 17  |  Yutan When a high school produces a once-in-a-generation athlete, one who elevates their level of play in a way that leaves people awestruck, the community cannot help but be proud. Yutan has had the great pleasure of watching Nate Fisher grow and develop into […]

Making It Look Easy

Sarah Fricke | Age 16 | Millard West Every now and then we hear the term “natural” when someone is referring to an outstanding athlete who makes their sport look easy. This was the case last year when (then) freshman Sarah Fricke burst on the scene as Millard West’s top […]

A Shining Example

Anne Polland | Age 17 | Boys Town   Stories of amazing transformations of Boys Town teens have surfaced over the years, and one impressive example is that of Anne Polland from Valley, Nebraska. Starting at the age of four, Polland frequently displayed aggressive behavior and anger issues, which made […]

Wrestling To Stay On Top

Brett Velasquez | Age 18 | Bennington    Every now and then you hear about a dominant athlete, one who takes their sport to another level,  shattering school records on the way to state championships. Bennington’s defending state champion  wrestler Brett Velasquez is one of those rare student-athletes.  Velasquez, a […]

Different Strokes

Dana Posthuma | Age 17 | Burke      From an early age, it was clear that Burke High School’s own Dana Posthuma had a love for swimming, an interest shared  by her two sisters, Tasha and Kelli. The family’s interest in the sport propelled Dana to begin competing at […]

SPECIAL EDITION-Tragedy to Trophy

Jeremy Bader  |  Age 16  |  Millard North Millard North Junior Jeremy Bader has a long list of accomplishments under his swim cap – for a young man who didn’t cross over into the deep end of the pool until 7th grade, Jeremy’s go-for-it attitude has landed him in first-place, […]

Flying Solo

Kennedy Hughes  |  Age 9  |  St. Wenceslaus    At the age of 2, Kennedy Hughes heard her calling at the dance studio and hasn’t missed a beat since. Hughes had a busy  schedule at a young age, involved in both cheer and competitive dance.  Two years ago, with the […]

Blue Blood

Johnny Trueblood  |  Age 16  |  Elkhorn South   While it’s been cold outside, it’s been red­hot inside area gyms as the Elkhorn South Boys’ Basketball Team has fought off  some of Class B’s strongest challengers to maintain their #1 Class B ranking. With a solid nucleus of experienced players,  […]


Brooke Denton  |  Age 17  |  Skutt High School   With her long, blonde hair, brown eyes and infectious smile, one might not describe Brooke Denton as a “gym rat”…without knowing her. Other ways to describe Denton: sharp shooter, 3-point specialist, basketball star. Having played the sport since the second […]

the Quest to REPEAT

Brian Peska  |  Age 17  |  Skutt High School   At age 5, Brian Peska could have been at home playing video games or pestering his sisters, but instead he spent many of his weekends on the mat, wrestling for the Gross Junior Cougar Wrestling Club. Throughout elementary and middle […]