The Activities Hall of Fame is organized as a way of maintaining the rich heritage and tradition of the successful activity programs at Alliance High School. The Hall of Fame will serve as a means of recognizing, preserving, and honoring the athletes, performers, coaches, sponsors, directors, contributors and alumni who made significant contributions to activity programs. The Activities Hall of Fame will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community, as well as serving as a historical account of the great activity traditions of Alliance High School.
The selection committee meets once a year to vote on new members. In order for nominee to be inducted, the nominee must receive at least a 75% majority vote from the selection committee members in attendance. There will be a maximum of four (4) Hall of Fame members inducted each year.
On Feb. 27 the selection committee met and reviewed 23 outstanding applications. Four outstanding candidates were chosen.
Dennis Girard graduated in 1972. He was the 119-pound state champion in 1971 and the 126-pound state champion in 1972. This makes him one of only four wrestling in Alliance history to be a two-time state champion. Dennis is one of only two Alliance wrestlers to have received an “All-American” honor in high school wrestling as well. Dennis was also a team member on the state championship cross country team in 1971. He went on to wrestling for the University of Nebraska.
Tracy Kelly Kearney graduated in 1992. Tracy was an outstanding 10 letter winner in her career at Alliance High School. In volleyball she capped her career as senior MVP and Co-Captain while earning all-conference honors. In basketball, she was three time all-conference and all-region.
Her senior year, she was named to the Star Herald Super 5 team. In track, she excelled in the middle distances. She was a four-time Western Conference champion and three-time district champion in the 800. She medaled in the state meet as a sophomore in the 400. She medaled all four years at the state meet, placing 5 th , 3 rd , 2 nd and 2 nd through her career.
Chad Thompson graduated in 1994. He was a three-year starter at wide receiver in football.
Chad started on some of the best football teams in Alliance school history. In 1991 he recorded 769 yard receiving. In 1992, the total was 472 yards. In1993 he capped off his career with 803 yards receiving. He is currently the single season and career receiving leader in Alliance High School history. Chad was an outstanding three-sport athlete that went on to play for the University of Nebraska Kearney.
James “Jamie” Tomlin graduated in 1989. Jamie was an outstanding three sport athlete for Alliance. He earned varsity letters in Cross Country, Basketball and Track. Jamie was a two-time all-state selection in basketball. He averaged 19 points per game as a sophomore, 21.6 points as a junior and 27 points as a senior. He is Alliance’s all-time leading scorer with 1,439 points. He was part of the 1988-89 squad that averaged 94.4 points per game, an all-time scoring record in Nebraska. Jamie went on to play at WNCC and later at the University of Nebraska Kearney for Tom Kropp and Jerry Heuser.