High school football around Omaha will be getting double TV coverage this fall.
KXVO’s nine-game Thursday Night Showdown package is returning for its seventh season. Joining it will be the first year of live telecasts by Cox Communications, which has aired games on tape delay since 1990.
Cox has eight Friday games and two Thursday, including the week when Nebraska plays Illinois on a Friday night.
Defending Class A champion Bellevue West will be on KXVO twice and Cox once. Omaha Westside will be on the most with one game on KXVO and three on Cox. Omaha Creighton Prep, Millard North and Millard West will each be on TV three times and two-time defending Class B champion Elkhorn South will be televised twice.
» KXVO: Aug. 24, Bellevue West at Papillion-La Vista South. Aug. 31, Omaha Westside at Millard South. Sept. 7, Omaha Roncalli vs. Omaha Gross. Sept. 14, Millard West at Bellevue West. Sept. 21, Omaha Creighton Prep vs. Papillion-La Vista. Sept. 28, Kearney vs. Millard North. Oct. 5, Bennington at Ralston. Oct. 12, Omaha Central at Millard West. Oct. 19, Elkhorn South at Gretna.
» Cox 1013: Aug. 25, Prep at Westside. Sept. 1, Millard North vs. Millard West. Sept. 8, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson vs. CB Abraham Lincoln. Sept. 14, Millard North vs. Prep. Sept. 15, Omaha Skutt at Elkhorn. Sept. 22, Westside at Omaha Central. Sept, 28, Omaha Burke at Westside. Oct. 6, Elkhorn vs. Elkhorn South. Oct. 13, Omaha Bryan at Omaha Benson. Oct. 20, Burke at Bellevue West.
Dunn leaves for Doane
After two seasons as Bellevue East football coach, Anthony Dunn is returning to his college alma mater as offensive coordinator at Doane.
Dunn, a two-sport standout who was a quarterback and catcher, was The World-Herald’s male Midlands College male athlete of the year in 2012.
The Nebraska Coaches Association’s annual awards banquet is July 23 at the Lincoln Station Great Hall, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and available through the NCA, 500 Charleston St., Suite 2, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508.
NCA MAJOR AWARDS
Binnie and Dutch (track and field): Les Hill, Thayer Central; Ed Johnson (boys basketball): Curt Carlson, Norris; Girls basketball: Carroll Troudt, Lawrence-Nelson, Blue Hill; Guy Mytty (wrestling): Darrell Barnes, Boone Central; Volleyball: Mary Schropfer, Lincoln Southwest; Skip Palrang (football): Tim Turman, Wahoo Neumann; Jim Farrand (junior high or assistant coach): Chuck Foxhoven, Norfolk; Golf: Dick Binfield, Aurora; Cross country: Max Kurz, Millard West. Media: Buck Mahoney, Kearney Hub; Marc Zavala, Grand Island Independent. Friends of High School Sports: Jeff Maul and Tracie Simpson, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mike Purdy, Bellevue.
NCA-COUNTRY INN & SUITES SCHOLARSHIPS
Megan Algya, Omaha Westside; Emily Clarke, Waverly; Colby Ensz, Tri County; Jerrod Fedorchik, Bridgeport; Braden Peters, Pender; Jared Remar, Ralston; Leah Treffer, Lexington; Jackson VanLaningham, Wilcox-Hildreth.
ED JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
Cade Niehaus, Fremont
NCA COACHES OF THE YEAR
Baseball: Shawn Exner, Omaha Skutt. Swimming: David Nelson, Norfolk. Boys basketball: Fred Kluck, BDS. Boys cross country: Colin Johnston, Millard West. Boys soccer: Stott Steinbrook, Kearney. Boys track and field: Tim Kassmeier, Norfolk Catholic. Football: Doug Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart. Girls basketball: Scott Polacek, Howells-Dodge. Girls cross country: Merlin Lahm, Columbus Scotus. Golf: Joe Pudenz, Papillion-La Vista. Tennis: Matt Wiemers, McCook. Girls track and field: Pat McFadden, Kearney. Softball: Terry Graver, Elkhorn South. Volleyball: Diane Torson, Hampton. Wrestling: Doug Denson, Millard South.
COACHING SERVICE AWARDS
50 years: Tom McCann, UNK.
45 years: Bob Fuller, Weeping Water; Ed Johnson, O’Neill; Chuck Ross, Wisner-Pilger.
40 years: Mike Brown, Mullen; Jerry Cover, Norfolk; Russ Ninemire, Sandy Creek; Dale Rasmussen, Raymond Central; Randy Shada, Lincoln Northeast; Fred Spale, Raymond Central; Duane Spale, Hastings; Paul Stuart, Omaha Skutt; Dan Yilk, Gothenburg; Doug Zoucha, Norfolk Catholic.
35 years: Jeff Bellar, Norfolk Catholic; John Bellar, Lyons-Decatur; Greg Conroy, Pender; Doug Denson, Millard South; Rick Eickholt, Neligh-Oakdale; Kirk Kellough, Scribner-Snyder; Keith Muller, Dave Newmyer, Wilber-Clatonia; Rick Peters, St. Paul; Rick Peterson, Arnold/South Loup; Dave Sautter, Alliance; Rob Simpson, Overton.
25 years: James Bates, Wilber- Clatonia; Kim Hammer, Weeping Water; Lois Hixson, Aurora; Jim Jacobsen, Norris; Tim Johnk, Omaha Creighton Prep; Steve Kerkman, Millard South; Dan Lonowski, Adams Central; Kevin Miller, Norfolk Catholic; Scott Polacek, Howells-Dodge; Tom Schumacher, Bennington.