H-R male nominee: John Nething of New London-Spicer
FOOTBALL: Nething led the Wildcats in tackles each of the past two seasons, recording 157 his senior year and had 331 in his career. The three-time letterwinner and two-year starter also had six sacks and two interceptions his senior year when the Wildcats captured the Class AAA state championship. Also a fullback, Nething ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns as NLS went 14-0.
WRESTLING: Nething was third in the state at 160 pounds his senior year, going 45-2 with 19 pins. He was fourth at 160 pounds as a junior and sixth as a sophomore. In his career, Nething posted a 155-59 record with 58 pins. He lettered six times and was all-conference four times. The Wildcats went 77-22 and won 16 tournament titles with Nething in the lineup.
TRACK: Nething lettered two years on the Wildcats' track and field team, running in the 200 meters and in various relays. Nething ran on West Central North Conference winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.