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Jess Clarke was a standout on the gridiron and on the basketball court. Jess was an outstanding tight end, defensive end and punter. He earned All-Western Conference, All-Region and honorable mention All-State awards. Jess was also one of the best defenders and rebounders in Alliance basketball history.

Brian Grier was one of the best track and cross county athletes in Alliance history. He was a four-year letter winner in each sport. He holds the 3200m record with a state championship time in 1984 of 9:32.1. He also won the state championship in 1984 in the 1600m with a time of 4:23.06 which currently stands second all-time in Alliance. Brian was a member of the 1983 3200m relay which won all class gold. Brian was also a two-time state champion in cross country.

Skip Olds was the winningest coach in Alliance football. He was named head coach of the Shrine Bowl in 1984. He was also the head coach of the West Nebraska All-Star game twice. In 1993-1994 he was named the state football coach of the year. He is credited with coaching some of the best football teams in Alliance gridiron history.

Brian Shelmadine was a three-sport athlete. His successes in football include 1000-yard rusher, Mr. Bulldog, MVP, Captain, All-Conference, All-Region, Academic All-State plus many other awards. This successes in track include Western Conference champion in the 100m, vault and 4X100. He was the Best of the West champion in the vault and 4X100. He holds the school record in the 100m at 10.6 seconds. He was a two-time state medalist in the vault. He was named MVP and Mr. Track his senior season.

Jess Wimmer was a three-sport letter winner in high school. In football, he was named Mr. Bulldog, captain, All-Conference, All-District along with many other awards. In basketball, he was named captain and Mr. Hustle his senior year. In track, he was Western Conference champion in the 200 and 4X100. He was a member of the 4X100 Best of the West championship relay team and second place state finisher. He was a three-event qualifier to the state meet.