LPS officials say the estimated $150,000-$200,000 cost to onboard the sport is undoable in a year when the athletic department has had to slash where it can as part of cuts to the district's general fund.
Shepard, who led Lincoln Christian to a hoops title in 21991, influenced high school athletics administration and coaching over multiple decades.
Aedan Strauss, then a 17-year-old Lincoln East student, was life-flighted to a hospital in Kearney on Dec. 7, 2019, after the fall during a performance at North Platte High School.
For years, the tournament had been split between Omaha and Lincoln, but the appeal of hosting the entire event at a premier venue or venues won out.
The pressures, the big decisions and the nervousness, recalled by the NSAA's Jay Bellar, who reflects on a successful COVID-19 season.
"Finally these girls have the same opportunity as the boys. That's what we have been fighting for the past six years."
The NSAA made waves last month when it announced boys and girls will play state hoops simultaneously. Now, we know what it looks like.
After falling just short the past two years, girls wrestling will be a sanctioned sport by the NSAA beginning in 2021-22.
Creighton's Morrison Stadium has been a soccer hotbed for the past week. Here's your one-stop for all of the action.
NSAA official Jon Dolliver says the organization is still working out details on what a weeklong tournament schedule will look like.
Saturday's Class A competition was staged virtually, while other classes competed in-person Thursday and Friday in Kearney.
This year’s high school state track meet at Burke Stadium will be held over four days instead of the traditional Friday-Saturday dates.
Director Jay Bellar said the organization is considering measures such as increased anti-bias education, penalties for schools where repeated instances occur and additional supervision of young fans.
The family wants sensitivity training for referees and made other requests to the NSAA in advocating for students with disabilities.
An advocate with the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing says Paul Ruff has an actionable complaint after his loss at the NSAA state wrestling tournament.
We're keeping tabs on every wrestler from the Journal Star's coverage area.
The NSAA's Ron Higdon: "We get to November and we have a whole litany of people that want us to shut down wrestling specifically."
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Behind a change to the 'Purple Hammer' ball, Cole Macaluso rallied from behind to join Madison Henderson on a new history page.
Becker muscular dystrophy doesn't slow down Seward's Dane Conner, whose team is in the first NSAA-sanctioned state high school bowling tournament.
Though the governor opened extracurricular activities to full capacity, subject to social distancing, the NSAA is staying with its 50% capacity recommendation to schools for the regular season.
Other options were considered, but, in the end, “They definitely came through for us,” NSAA director Jay Bellar says of PBA and LPS.
Imagine diving into the pool and your competitors in the race are not in the lanes next to you — in fact, they aren't even in the same building.