Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Total Votes: 7

Bunnies

Omaha, NE

Benson High is more than 150 years old, and in 1926 the school moved to a new site. Principal Mary McNamara took a group of students to the prospective new site, which was just a field at the time. The students began asking about what the m...

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Total Votes: 1

Chanticleers

Ord, NE

For years, Ord had no mascot or team nickname, but in the early 1930s the administration gave the student body a chance to supply one. Students Billy Baird and Joe Cupl believed they found the perfect name while reading Shakespeare's "As Yo...

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Total Votes: 8

Haymakers

Cozad, NE

The nickname dates back to 1926, when Raymond Rowe and Herful Pedersen won a contest to name the area schools. Many people said their submission was actually a joke. But Cozad was once known as the source for alfalfa in the Platte River Val...

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Total Votes: 1

Jeffs

Fairbury, NE

The Jeffs came about for two reasons. The first one is simple - Fairbury is located in Jefferson County. The second is more entertaining - when the mascot was named, the comic strip Mutt and Jeff was popular. So the mascot was designed to l...

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Total Votes: 0

Dusters

Holdrege, NE

On Nov. 27, 1924, Holdrege's football team played Lexington in a dust storm. The local newspaper at the time reported on the game and stated that the score would have been larger if not for the dust. The 1925 Holdrege High yearbook called t...

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Total Votes: 2

Whippets

Minden, NE

The school's original nickname was the Goats, but mercifully it dumped that bad idea in 1914. Twelve years later, Minden decided it needed another mascot so the school asked for submissions. The Whippet automobile had just been released. Th...

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Total Votes: 1

Pendragons

Pender, NE

There's not much mystery to how "Pender" and "Pendragon" came to be paired up. In medieval times, one who led a clan was known as a dragon, and one who led several clans was known as a Pendragon. Chalk this one up to simple alliteration....

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Total Votes: 0

Swedes

Gothenburg, NE

Olof Bergstrom, a native of Sweden, helped establish the town of Gothenburg in the late 19th century. Not long after arriving in America, he made frequent trips to his homeland, then brought groups of his countrymen back with him, enticing ...