AUBURN – Auburn’s athletic success this fall has the school administration writing out its policy for state qualifiers in athletics.
Superintendent Kevin Reiman told the school board Monday that differences between sports results from parent involvement, rather than school policy.
Megan Grant, president of the Sports Boosters, said parents are optimistic about sports achievements and willing to help make state competition a positive experience.
Grant: “For cross country, they were provided either a state t-shirt or snacks in the motel room. For softball we provided a meal before they headed on the bus to head to Hastings and for football this year we provided donations for a charter bus, so they had a more comfortable seating all the way to Albion.”
The softball, football and girls cross country teams qualified for the state competition.
The volleyball team finished the year 21 and 12, which sets a new school record. The Bulldogs lost to Wahoo in the district finals.
The school provides transportation to state competition and, depending on distance and schedules, may provide hotels for students.
A school pep rally is held for teams and individuals.
The school also considers providing a “spirit bus” for students to attend events.
Jeff Schwartz, assistant high school principal, reported on Nebraska School Activities Association changes regarding classification.
Although Auburn will remain as C-1, its schedule will likely change as Nebraska City drops to C-1 in football. Syracuse and Louisville are expected to play in C-2.
Auburn athletes also received state recognition.
Softball players Kylie Allen, Mollie Grant and Meg Rieschick were named first-team all-state by the Lincoln Journal Star.