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The Warriors did everything they could do in 1989. They finished with a perfect 26 - 0 record, collected trophies for being both the Capitol Conference Regular Season Champion and the Capitol Conference Tournament Champion. They had the best offensive average for a Wahoo team, ever -- 75.6. They won their third consecutive District Title and capped it all off with the Class B Championship. After spending the entire season at the #2 position in the Omaha World Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star, they were recognized as the #1 team in both polls. And the Omaha World Herald installed the Warriors at the #10 position all classes. It was the best season ever for a Wahoo team.

Troy Glock had guided the Wahoo team for four years and in 1989 his contribution to the team’s success was given its just recognition. Troy was selected to the Capitol Conference First Team for the second year. He was named Class B First Team All State by both the Lincoln and Omaha papers. He was a Second Team Super State selection for the Lincoln Journal Star and a Third Team Super State selection for the Omaha World Herald. For his performance in the State Tournament he was named to the Class B All Tournament team, again by both newspapers. In addition, Troy was named to the KOLN Coaches’ Class B All State and was chosen to play for the South team in the Coaches’ All Star Game. At the end of his career with the Warriors, Troy was the King of Assists -- he held the single game record (14) vs. Aquinas in ‘89, season record (180 in ‘89), and career record (534).

Others joined Troy Glock with individual honors at the end of the season: Jason Glock joined Troy on the All Conference First Team, while Randy Hoffman was named to the Second Team and Cliff Kreizel received Honorable Mention. Jason was also recognized as Second Team Class B All State by both newspapers and joined Troy on the Class B All Tournament Team. Randy Hoffman received Honorable Mention Class B All State.

Joining Troy in the Wahoo record book were Ryan Eddie who went to the top of the chart with his 8 three point goals vs. Boys Town in 1989. His season three point goal percentage was also the best to date at 51.9% (27 / 52). Jason Glock scored 531 points in 1989, making him the best to that point and added the #1 spot on the season fieldgoal percentage at 70.1% (228 / 325).

These were notable accomplishments for the 1989 team, but all indications were that there was going to be even more of an onslaught on the Wahoo record book in the coming years. Jason Glock, Hoffman and Eddie were all underclassmen. They would be joined by Steve Volin and Bernie Inbody who had already proven their ability on the varsity court. There were others poised to move up from the junior varsity and freshman teams that had each only lost one game in ‘88 - ‘89. When asked about the heirs to their championship, the 1988 and 1989 seniors were in agreement that the state tournament hadn’t seen the last of the Warriors. 1988 graduate, Dan Bartek commented, “They could be going to state for the next three years.” In his post game interview with KOLN, Troy Glock commented, “they might get a couple more State Championships.”

So the 1989 trophy hadn’t even been engraved yet when the anticipation of a 1990 Championship had begun. Every team talks about coming back, but for this team it wasn't just wishing and hoping. The Wahoo fans were definitely in agreement that the Warriors were on a roll and wouldn’t stop. The coaches knew they had great potential -- at this point, Mick Anderson couldn’t hide his smile. Even the sports writers would be on board when it came to the preseason polls the next fall. But with all that said, there were questions -- the biggest being how to replace four year starer, Troy Glock. Inbody and Eddie were great shooters and tenacious defenders, but could they handle the ball well enough to play the critical point guard position? Would there be room in the vaunted 1-3-1 defense for both of the smaller guards? As the others from the talented junior varsity and freshman teams stepped up to compete for starting positions and playing time, could these players become teammates and fulfill needed roles as the 1989 team had done?

The Wahoo faithful would have eight months to bask in the glory of back to back State Championships. Then they would begin anew. Only one thing wouldn’t start over. It was being mentioned more and more often. The Warriors had a 38 game winning streak.
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At the community banquet honoring the team, both Ryly Jane Hambleton and Larry Porter attended to present their paper's trophy for the #1 ranking Wahoo received at the end of the season.

The final rankngs of the two state-wide newspapers differed slightly. The OWH included Elkhorn MM and Grand Island NW, while the LJS had Schuyler and Hastings AC in the top ten. But both switched Wahoo to the #1 spot ahead of Lincoln Pius X.

"But I knew we'd have a good team. In the papers, we were No. 2 all year, but I knew we could get back to state and, with a little luck, maybe go all the way. 26 - 0 is hard to beat." -- Troy Glock