Varsity Corner

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 […]

Hitting the Hardwood

John Bartels Hiscock  |  Age 16 Bennington High School  John Bartels Hiscock, better known as Bart, has been shooting hoops since he was a toddler. What started as a child’s game in the basement eventually became something much more for Bart. He continued to play as an elementary student and […]

Common Interests, Common Goal

Korbin Meink & Jeffrey Heinz  |  Age 16  |  Skutt Catholic High School As young boys, both Korbin Meink and Jeffrey Heinz developed a love for the sport of wrestling.  For Jeffrey, taking up the sport of wresting in kindergarten was following in his family’s footsteps.  His father had been […]

Pitch Perfect

Laura Roecker  |  Age 17  |  Elkhorn High School When Laura started playing softball at the age of six, she could only dream of leading her team to a state championship game. At age 10, Laura was in love with softball and joined the Elkhorn Slammers select team.  That year, […]

Dragon Power

John Roll  |  Age 17  |  Gretna High School Like many boys, John started playing baseball and football as an elementary school age kid.  At age seven, John began swinging the bat on the baseball diamond and every summer since then has been filled with baseball.  For the four years […]

Victory in Volleyball

Claire Knust  |  Age 17  |  Skutt High School Originally a soccer player, Claire Knust was introduced to volleyball by a friend as a middle school student. Now as a senior in high school, Claire is weighing her college options and hopes to play Division I volleyball. Having a late […]

From Tragedy to Triumph

Ashton Legenza  |  Age 17  |  Mount Michael Benedictine By most accounts, Ashton discovered his love of soccer and football rather late in his childhood years. Joining the Elkhorn Soccer Club in 5th grade, Ashton began his soccer career. He quickly started to improve and worked his way up through […]

Golden Gymnast

Lyanda Dudley | Age 17 | Millard West Lyanda Dudley was a child that had an unlimited supply of energy. Her parents took her to the park on a daily basis in an attempt to have her run off some of her energy. When the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics was […]

Going the Distance

Austin Yardley | Age 16 | Elkhorn High School Austin Yardley started his running career as a sprinter in the third grade on a YMCA track team. His love of long distance running was developed when he started joining his dad on training runs for 5K races while still in […]