1000 Yard Guy by Bobby Mills http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/ en-us The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1995 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68858 Friday, April 28, 2017 12:41 AM The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1995 By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) The year 1995 marked an incredible run for Coach Rick Collura and Lincoln Northeast basketball. Coach Collura’s 1994/1995 Rocket basketball team is considered by some as the best Nebraska prep basketball team of all time. There will be stiff arguments from those who are certain one of Eric Behrens Omaha Central... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:58:05 -0500 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1994 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68806 Another banner year for the Wahoo Warriors and Creighton Prep, who had three members of their starting 5 with Division scholarships in hand when the season concluded. Here is how the 1994 State Basketball Tournament played out. *Class D-2: Quarterfinals: (19-4) Chester-Hubbell-Byron 67, Giltner 43 (10-8) (18-6) Elgin 66, Lodgepole 45 (15-4) (15-4) Odell 63, Spalding Academy 50 (14-6) (16-4) Brady 53, Benedict 35 (13-9) Semifinals: (19-6) Elgin 50,... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:25:13 -0500 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1993. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68630 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1993 By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Here is how the 1993 State Basketball Tournament played out. *Class D-2: Quarterfinals: (18-5) Elgin 60, Giltner 52 (10-8) (17-1) Prague 54, Filly 52 (12-10) (19-1) Hyannis 70, Sandhills 36 (9-9) (14-5) Chester-Hubbell-Byron 74, Hildreth-Campbell 47 (14-5) Semifinals: (19-5) Elgin 56, Prague 55 (18-1) (20-1) Hyannis 70, Chester-Hubbell-Byron 54... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:57:48 -0500 1000 Yard Guy’s 2017 All-State Boys Basketball Teams http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68580 1000 Yard Guy’s 2017 All-State Boys Basketball Teams by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Here are the 2016-2017 All-State/Super-State Boys Basketball teams as selected by Bobby Mills and GICC Assistant Coach, Rob Micek. Super-State - 1st Team (Super Six) Aguek Arop-Omaha South………..6-6, Senior..(17.6 ppg/9.6 rpg) Ed Chang-Papillion LaVista………..6-8, Junior..(18.4 ppg/7.8 rpg) David... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:12:31 -0500 Forecasting the 2017 Boys Basketball Sub Districts http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68345 Forecasting the Boys Basketball Sub Districts by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) It sounds like a broken record every year this time rolls around. Where has the season gone? It always seems like the hoops season flies by once the calendar flips to the new year. How can that be when the prep basketball has 2 months to go? Dunno. The time has arrived to peer into the crystal ball and take a stab at how the Boys Sub Districts will play out, who will emerge as winners from the... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:15:36 -0600 Teddy Allen is "The Man" in Nebraska Prep Basketball. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68144 Teddy Allen is "The Man" in Nebraska Prep Basketball. By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) I saw a young man play the game of basketball tonight from a front row view. Right on top of the action from start to finish. I knew this opportunity might be coming so I intentionally did not watch any film on this player. My mind slate was cleared of any previous comments I had heard about this young man. It was as if I had never heard of Teddy Allen of Boys Town before this night. This is the way... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:57:14 -0600 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1992 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/68082 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1992 by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Could 1992 be called "The Year of the Shooter"? Five players made the All-Time Career Points list, several 3 point marks were set, and of course, Omaha Benson's Andre Woolridge scorched the nets for 50 points in the Bunnies 95-76 win over Hastings in the Class A championship game. My friend Stu Pospisil long for those days of 86-80 or 75-74 games. Where have all the shooters... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:41:03 -0600 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1991 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67973 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1991 by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) In my humble opinion, 1991 was the beginning of a string of golden years in Nebraska high school hoops. The Super-State team of Jason Glock, Terrance Badgett, Curtis Marshall, Erick Strickland and Andre Woolridge is a tough quintet to beat when comparing their feats to prior Super-State or Class A all-state squads. The only group to top this '91 crew may have been the 1982 fivesome... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:57:47 -0600 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1990 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67910 The Nebraska High School All-State Basketball Project - Saluting 1990 by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) *Here are the class by class State Tournaments at a glance in 1990: *Class D-2: Quarterfinals: (20-2) Hampton 80, Davenport 39 Hildreth 75, Loup County 59 (20-2) Falls City Sacred Heart 92, Palisade 40 Butte 72, Cody-Kilgore 57 Semifinals: (21-2) Hampton 68, Hildreth 47 (21-2) Falls City Sacred Heart 88, Butte 61 Finals: (22-2) Falls City Sacred... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:35:11 -0600 2016 Bobby Mills 1000 Yard Club - 42nd Edition http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67806 2016 Bobby Mills 1000 Yard Club A total of 106 Nebraska prep running backs surpassed the thousand yard rushing in 2016, forming the 42nd version of the Bobby Mills 1000 Yard Club. 64 seniors, 29 juniors and 13 sophomores comprised the list, which included a record 14 Class A running backs. *Henderson Heartland's Austin Stuhr set an All-Class Single Season Record with his 3,185 yards this past season. An amazing fact is that Stuhr just surpassed the 1000 yard rushing mark only twice... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:04:49 -0600 1000 Yard Guy's 2016 All-State 11-Man Football Teams http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67766 1000 Yard Guy's 2016 All-State 11-Man Football Teams by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Super-State, All-Class 1st Team: Offense: QB - A. J. Hubner - Creighton Prep - 6-1, 180, Senior RB - Jaylin Bradley - Bellevue West - 6-0, 190, Senior RB - Milton Sargbah - Omaha North - 5-7, 160, Junior RB - Moses Bryant - Elkhorn South - 5-11, 195, Junior WR - Sylvo Johnson - Bellevue West - 6-1, 175, Senior WR - Caleb Schweigart - Omaha Westside - 5-8, 158, Junior OL -... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:25:42 -0600 1000 Yard Guy's 2016 All-State 8-Man Football Teams http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67765 1000 Yard Guy's 2016 All-State 8-Man Football Teams by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Here are your 2016 Class D-1 and D-2 All-State football teams. There are simply too many talented players to limit each offense and defense to the standard 8 players. You just feel guilty about leaving a young man off this exclusive this that deserves the honor. Class D-1 (8-Man) All-State: Offense: QB - Grant White - Neligh-Oakdale, 5-9, 140, Senior RB - Austin Stuhr - Henderson Heartland,... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:19:27 -0600 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews - Class C-1 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67675 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews Class C-1 Tuesday, November 22nd, 2:45 am @ Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Wahoo Neumann (11-1) vs. O'Neill (12-0) To will be honest with you, after I saw O'Neill blast Boone Central/NG 38-0 back on September 9th, I projected the Eagles would meet Wahoo Neumann in the C-1 Finals. And so it is. There is no secret I like this O'Neill football team. I said anyone that can beat Aquinas can win it all. Only problem with... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:13:57 -0600 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews - Class C-2. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67669 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews Class C-2 Tuesday, November 22nd, 10:45 am @ Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Crofton (10-2) vs. Wilber-Clatonia (12-0) It is a given fact that most prep football-wise folks around our fine state predicted Wilber-Clatonia would be playing for the Class C-2 championship this fall. After all, the Wolverines made it to the rugged C-1 semis in 2015 before dropping a 42-7 decision to eventual state champion Columbus Scotus. The... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:15:27 -0600 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews - Class D-1 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67666 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews Class D-1 (8-Man) Monday, November 21st, 2:45 am @ Memorial Stadium, Lincoln West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic (12-0) vs. Burwell (10-2) Burwell caught fire mid-season, earning a repeat trip to the D-1 Finals, while West Point GACC rode their strong offensive and defensive line strength, giving their new backfield a chance to jell. The Longhorns punched their ticket to Memorial Stadium by avenging an early... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:45:53 -0600 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews - Class D-2 http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67661 Nebraska High Football Championship Previews Class D-2 (8-Man) Monday, November 21st, 10:15 am @ Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Twin Loup (12-0) vs. Falls City Sacred Heart (11-1) This game features two of the finest 8-Man football coaches in the state of Nebraska, matching wits. Sacred Heart's Doug Goltz is already considered a legend in Nebraska high school coaching circles, while Mike Kozeal of Twin Loup is widely recognized for being a master of teaching the basic... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:30:13 -0600 Burwell punches ticket to Lincoln with rematch victory over Palmer. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67631 Burwell punches ticket to Lincoln with rematch victory over Palmer. by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Burwell, Ne. They say it's difficult to beat a great team twice in one season, especially deep in the playoffs. Palmer felt the sting of such a rematch with Burwell after knocking off the then No. 1 Longhorns on the road, 42-38 on September 9th. Tonight it was Burwell's turn, as the 8-3 'Horns were able to hold off an undefeated (11-0) Palmer team, 26-24 in a Class D-1... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:58:32 -0600 O'Neill Eagles fly into C-1 Championship Game with convincing win over Boys Town. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67611 O'Neill Eagles fly into C-1 Championship Game with convincing win over Boys Town. by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Boys Town - So many eyes were focused on the semifinal matchup between Wahoo Neumann and Kearney Catholic game on Friday night in Wahoo. The masses must have figured O'Neill could win their semifinal game with Boys Town. They were right. The O'Neill Eagles flew into The Corral, mixed the ground attack and aerial game with deadly efficiency, and came away with a... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:46:44 -0600 Palmer's diversified offense too much for CWCE. http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67588 Palmer's diversified offense too much for CWCE. by Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) Palmer's tricky, deceptive offense, four years in the making, was just too much for CWCE, as the Tigers came away with a wild 68-41 quarterfinal victory in a battle of undefeated Class D-1 football teams. Chambers/Wheeler Central/Ewing, who finally had all-state running back Daniel Libolt cleared to play football after sitting out with a broken bone in his arm, took two early leads but just could... Wed, 09 Nov 2016 01:21:37 -0600 O'Neill proves it with a 15-12 victory over Aquinas http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1466/entry/67559 O'Neill proves it with a 15-12 victory over Aquinas By Bobby Mills (1000 Yard Guy) O'Neill, Ne. - The headlines around the state may tell the tale of O'Neill pulling the 15-12 upset over mighty David City Aquinas, but even the Monarchs know that this was not necessarily an upset. Those who were lucky enough to witness this heavyweight battle, pitting two of the best Class C-1 football teams in all of Nebraska, saw what could very well have been a State Title matchup. ... Sat, 05 Nov 2016 02:42:19 -0500