Varsity Corner

Positive team player

Millard North High School senior Hailey Whitmarsh has an enthusiasm for volleyball that’s contagious. Although she tried many recreational sports growing up, volleyball was a clear favorite. “One of my favorite memories was my parents coaching my YMCA volleyball team,” she said. “We would always have super fun Saturdays. The […]

Grayson Martin is a Model Peer

If you go bowling at Western Bowl, you may see Millard South High School senior Grayson Martin setting out bowling balls, cleaning, or putting up bumpers. It’s the same bowling alley where his dad worked in high school. “I started bowling when my dad entered me and my older brother […]

Dylen Ritchey is a Triple Threat

Dylen Ritchey | Senior | Ralston High School Ralston High School senior Dylen Ritchey stays very busy. She’s a three-sport athlete: cross country, wrestling, and soccer. Ritchey is a female wrestler who became the state champion with a record of 44-0 in her second year of wrestling. She placed third […]

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Tyler Segar Keeps His Eye on the Prize

Tyler Segar, Junior, Boys Town High School Boys Town High School junior Tyler Segar’s passion for football began when he arrived at Boys Town in his eighth-grade year. Although he hadn’t played organized sports other than basketball, he met Boys Town coaches for track, basketball, and football and soon became […]

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Making an Impact through Swimming

As the solo swimmer from Mercy High School, senior Grace Swoboda’s experience has been quite different from other high school athletes. “I swim with kids from Brownell Talbot, Roncalli, and Concordia as part of one team,” Swoboda said. “I love my school, but I do wish we had enough people […]

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JJ Ferrin Builds Character on the Court

Skutt Catholic High School senior JJ Ferrin has had a ball in his hand ever since he could walk. Even his first word was “ball.” He’s been playing basketball on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) select team since third grade (playing in a fourth-grade league). “Summer, winter, and spring was […]


Alec Noonan Plays to Win

Alec Noonan  |  Senior  |  Elkhorn South High School Elkhorn South High School senior Alec Noonan has always enjoyed playing basketball, especially against his twin brother, Maverick. “I have always been around sports and played every sport I could when I was younger, but the sport I always looked forward […]


Molly Von Seggern is Prepared for Success

Molly Von Seggern  |  Senior  |  Millard North High School Although Millard North High School senior Molly Von Seggern began swimming at age three, she took her swimming to the next level when she joined Greater Omaha Aquatics Leopardsharks (GOAL) at age ten. “The GOAL team structure provides a fun, […]


Maverick Noonan is a True Warrior

Maverick Noonan  |  Graduated Senior  |  Elkhorn South High School Maverick Noonan, a recent graduate of Elkhorn South High School, is currently early enrolled at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) after receiving a football scholarship for the Huskers. “I’m excited about being able to play in front of 85,000 […]


Stella Adeyemi A Leader of High School Volleyball Champions

Stella Adeyemi  |  Senior  |  Papillion-LaVista South High School Senior Stella Adeyemi has grown as a volleyball player through playing for Papillion-LaVista (PLV) South High School as well as for Premier Nebraska Volleyball. “Playing for Papio South, I was able to strengthen my mental toughness as an athlete and learn […]