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Friday, May 22, 2015
41 additional Nebraska high school football 1000 Yard Rushers come to the surface.
Posted Friday, May 8, at 10:53 PM
41 additional Nebraska high school football 1000 Yard Rushers come to the surface. by Bobby Mills, 1000 Yard Guy Some days just seem like Christmas, especially to a Nebraska prep football fanatic who finds treasures hidden on the sports pages of a Metro newspaper from days gone by. I've always had a few hard and fast rules to authenticate if a prep football player actually hit the 1000 yard mark or not. A newspaper account is certainly good as gold for this guy...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1981.
Posted Thursday, April 23, at 9:40 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1981. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) 1981's Junior class, especially in Class A, may have argueably been the best class ever to hit the basketball hardwoods in Nebraska prep basketball history. The names on 1st Team Super-State are simply mind boggling. You will want to relive this season in Nebraska High School Basketball...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1980.
Posted Thursday, April 16, at 12:16 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1980. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Here are the class by class State Tournaments at a glance. *In Class D, Defending state champion Filley returned 2 starters/all-staters in Stanley Lenners and Alan Wiese. ...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1979.
Posted Friday, April 10, at 11:25 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1979. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) 1979 was the year of dominating teams. Lincoln East entered the Class A Dance with a sparkling 16-1 record and 4 starters averaging in double figures. ...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1978.
Posted Tuesday, April 7, at 11:36 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1978. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Only 4 undefeated teams in this year's State Tournament and 3 of those were in Class D. Randolph entered the Big Dance in Class C with a 21-0 slate. Filley (24-0), Hildreth (20-0), and Potter (20-0) were perfect entering the tournament in "D"...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1977.
Posted Sunday, April 5, at 1:30 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1977. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) We are back one month to the day with the Nebraska High School Basketball Project and this baby will hit the ground running where we left off, with 1977. ...

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1000 Yard Guy's 2014/2015 Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Teams.
Posted Sunday, March 22, at 11:28 PM

1000 Yard Guy's 2014/2015 Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Teams. *Class D-21st Team All-State Team: Derek Luzum-Exeter-Milligan - 6-3, Senior (18 ppg/9.0 rpg) Carson Tietz-Bancroft-Rosalie - 6-0, Senior (16.0 ppg/7.3 rpg) Tanner Hudson-Riverside - 6-4, Junior (23.6 ppg/684 points)...

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Winnebago Basketball - A Goliath in David's Clothing?
Posted Monday, March 9, at 1:04 AM

Winnebago Basketball - A Goliath in David's Clothing? by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) 75 years ago a high school basketball team from the Winnebago Indian Reservation charged into Lincoln Nebraska like a raging, prairie dust devil cyclone and came away with a State Basketball Championship. On a snowy St. Patricks Day in 1940, a team without it's top all-around athlete overcame the doubting odds of the big city sports cynics of that era and came away with a Class B State Title...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1959.
Posted Thursday, March 5, at 12:05 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1959. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) This is the final retro year we'll review before the jump back into the 70's takes place. Before we pick up where we left off (1977) let's flip the spotlight switch and shine the light on the 1959 season...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1958.
Posted Monday, March 2, at 12:34 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1958. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) While I'm awaiting the information on All-State basketball team from 1977 through 1990, let's rewind the years 1957, 1958, and 1959 before picking up where we left off. Thus far we've covered the years spanning 1960 through 1976. Now the spotlight will shine on the 1958 season and how things played out when Nebraska high school basketball featured 6 classes, Class AA through Class E...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1957.
Posted Sunday, March 1, at 12:24 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1957. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) While I'm awaiting the information on All-State basketball team from 1977 through 1990, let's rewind the years 1957, '58, and 1959 before picking up where we left off. Thus far we've covered the years spanning 1960 through 1976. Now the spotlight will shine on the 1957 season and how things played out when Nebraska high school basketball featured 6 classes, Class AA through Class E...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1964.
Posted Tuesday, February 24, at 11:51 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1964. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) First, let's review the State Tournament, class by class, in a year that featured some heavy duty scoring players. *Class D: The Herman Cardinals drew the role of tourney favorite entering the 1964 Big Show despite the fact there were three other unbeatens and Beaver Crossing could score almost at will. ...

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Class C-1 Sub-District through State Tournament Projections.
Posted Sunday, February 22, at 10:43 PM

Class C-1 Sub-District predictions: There is a ranking tool called The Freeman Ratings that rates high school basketball teams around the country. That is what these projections are taken from. Here is how these rating are compiled: The Freeman Ratings are the result of our collection of enormous amounts of information from teams throughout the country and the application of a computer model developed by our associate Ned Freeman. ...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1963.
Posted Sunday, February 22, at 8:58 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1963. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) The Sunday Journal and Star headlines said it all. Conde Sargent headed the main sports page with the lead "Tech wins Class A by more than a Hare". In the case of Omaha Tech coach Neal Mosser, the 5th time was the charm. A resounding 91-73 win over Creighton Prep not only gave the Trojans the Class A title, but washed away the bitterness of a year ago for the veteran coach and his forces...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1962.
Posted Sunday, February 15, at 11:21 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1962. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) 1962 marked the entry into the basketball world of a remarkable player by the name of Fred Hare. By entry, I would have to say '62 was the 1st year that the masses outside of Omaha really heard of his sensational hardwood magic. One would have to turn back the clock to the 1958-1958 season to fully realize when Freddy Hare made his mark...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1961.
Posted Friday, February 13, at 12:59 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1961. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) *In Class D, a deliberate, balanced scoring Polk Cubs team pulled away in the 2nd quarter and proceeded to defeat unbeaten Indianola 61-42 for the "D" crown. ...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1960.
Posted Sunday, February 8, at 10:17 PM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1960. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) I'm going to throw you a curve ball here and it was not my wish to do when I started this project. My access to these all-state teams is stuck at 1976. ...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1976.
Posted Thursday, February 5, at 12:25 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1976. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) This is the 12th in a series of high school all-state basketball teams as selected by the Lincoln Journal-Star. We will take this all the way through the current year then back track and pick up what I can find from 1950 through 1965. This is not the format I had planned on using to start but when I initiated the project I did not have access to anything prior to 1965...

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Sometimes Legends appear out of nowhere....like Magic.
Posted Wednesday, February 4, at 5:24 PM

Sometimes Legends appear out of nowhere....like Magic. by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Everyone has experienced one. It appears out of the blue when you least expect it. You arrive to perform an everyday task, something you've done dozens of times before. Then, out of a clear blue sky, the ordinary day turns into an experience you will never forget...

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The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1975.
Posted Monday, February 2, at 12:01 AM

The Nebraska High School Basketball All-State Project - Saluting 1975. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Before we look at those aforementioned all-state teams, here is how each class played out in 1975 State Basketball Tournament: In Class D, Two of Shickley Coach Richard Ideus' game plans backfired a bit in the first half, but the Longhorns came storming out of the locker room in the 2nd half to bury the floundering Sterling Jets, 71-42. ...

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