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Diocesan school a ‘Dominant Dynasty’

Sacred Heart in Falls City honored for 29 state championships

FALLS CITY – Sacred Heart School in Falls City was honored by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation with the 2014 “Dominant Dynasties Award.”

The award, which honors a school for an outstanding period of success, was presented Oct. 5 during a ceremony at the Lied Center in Lincoln.

Sacred Heart School was recognized for the 29 “Irish” championships in six sports from 1988 to 2011. The school, which participates in Class D, serves 228 students Pre-K through the 12th grade, with 67 students in the high school. Sacred Heart is supported by five parishes in southeastern Nebraska: St. Mary in Arago, St. Mary in Dawson, Ss. Peter and Paul in Falls City, Immaculate Conception in Rulo and St. Anne in Shubert.

Coaches and players of the championship teams were invited to be recognized for the achievement. The public was also invited and were welcome to attend the ceremony to support Sacred Heart School.

The coaches who attended the ceremony included Sue Ebel, Lori Harring and Luke Santo. The players of the championship teams that were honored included Tom Witt, Darrin Schawang, Luke Santo, Scott Hochstein, Amanda Seeba, Macie Kuker, Lisa Darveau, Matt O’Grady and Steve Darveau.

“This award is a great honor for our school,” said principal and coach Doug Goltz. “A lot of people are responsible for all those state championships and the award represents a lot of hard work by everyone. It was a great day for Sacred Heart.”

Goltz accepted the award on behalf of Sacred Heart School, coaches and athletes that had a part in the championships.

Altogether during the ceremony, 10 athletes, four coaches, two contributors and one official were inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

- From Sacred Heart student staff member Madison Huppert

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