The Henderson High School 1992-93 boys’ basketball team was honored at Heartland’s home basketball game on Saturday, January 7th. It’s been 30 years since this team posted a 17-5 record and went on to make an appearance in the C-1 State Tournament.
Those team members attending and recognized during halftime were (photo left to right): head coach Randy Stolcpart (Burton, NE), Andy Janzen (Hastings, NE), Rodney Peters (Bancroft, NE), Scott Friesen (Lincoln, NE), Chad Siebert (Colorado Springs, CO), Jordan Grantham (Giltner, NE), Nate Thomas (Waterloo, NE), Derek Yoder (Hesston, KS, Jeff Peters (rural Henderson, NE) and Patrick Peters (Lincoln, NE).
Other team members not able to attend were: Jess Buller, Gentry Friesen, Jose Friesen, Jason Quiring, Brandon Vancura, and the late Dustin Hedrick.
The 1992-1993 team had standout players who received recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. The World-Herald named Rodney Peters, who averaged 18.7 points per game, to the first team, while the Lincoln Journal Star placed him on the second team. Both publications recognized Nate Thomas, who averaged 15 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game, as an Honorable Mention All-State.
This team also made its mark by setting several records, including Rodney Peters breaking the FT percentage record with an impressive 81.7% average and Nate Thomas breaking the FG % record with a 66.7% average. The team set a school record by making 71.3% from the free-throw line.
The overflowing Heartland crowd gave a great round of applause, honoring these Henderson alumni for their outstanding legacy and commemorating their 30th anniversary.