LINCOLN – An all-activities award was announced by the Nebraska School Activities Association earlier this week as northeast Nebraska schools were represented.
According to a release from the NSAA on Wednesday, the final standings for the ‘NSAA Cup’ were provided. The annual awards program began in the fall of 2006 to recognize the state’s most successful high school athletic and fine arts programs while presenting awards to the 12 Nebraska high schools which earn the most points during the school year by participating in NSAA education-based activity programs. This all-activities (fine arts and sports), all-school recognition platform recognizes the “Best of the Best” each year in NSAA programs.
The NSAA Cup is presented to the winning schools in the four classes of the All-School Division, Girls Division and Boys Division during special ceremonies the following fall.
Wayne High tied for seventh with Lincoln Lutheran in the NSAA Cup Class C All-School Standings totaling 217.5 points. The Wayne girls earned 122.5 points while the boys added 115 cup points. WHS softball earned the most with 50 points for winning their respective state tournament, the semifinalist football team earned 37.5 points while volleyball and boys basketball both tacked on 22.5 points for qualifying for state. Wayne High also received 85 regular total points.
Area Class C Girls standings saw Norfolk Catholic tie for 10th with Chadron (125 pts) while the Pierce boys tied for seventh with 140 points.
Bancroft-Rosalie edged Humphrey St. Francis 250 – 245 in the overall Class D All-School Standings. Lyons-Decatur finished fourth with 215 points while Hartington Cedar Catholic placed 10th with 155 overall cup points.
Among the Class D girls standings, Wausa tied for second with Humphrey St. Francis (125), Wynot girls sports finished fifth (115), HCC (sixth – 110) and Bancroft-Rosalie tied for eighth with Bruning-Davenport, Lawrence-Nelson and Shickley (102.5 pts).
Bancroft-Rosalie also topped the Class D Boys Cup with 197.5 points ahead of Lyons-Decatur who received 162.5 points for second. Osmond, Plainview and St. Mary’s of O’Neill all tied for sixth with Cambridge and Paxton (117.5 pts).
In the NSAA Cup Class A Girls standings, Norfolk High placed seventh with 195 points while the Norfolk High boys were tabbed fifth with 210 points.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there were no spring activities. Schools were awarded five participation points for each spring activity they had registered for.
Each year the NSAA recognizes the most successful activities programs in the state with the NSAA Cup. Winners are determined by a point system based on participation in NSAA education-based activities and performance in state championship events within each division and class. Music, which does not have a state-level event, earns points based on participation at the district music contest.
The boys and girls competition in each class features schools earning participation and performance points from their respective activities. In the all-school division, schools receive participation points for each of its NSAA registered programs, and earn additional points for placing in NSAA championship events.
Championship performance points are awarded for all activity championship events. First place receives 50 points, runner-up earns 45 points, third place (40 pts), fourth (35 pts), fifth (30 pts), sixth (25 pts), seventh (20 pts) and eighth (15 pts).
All schools, which finish in the top eight positions (plus any ties) in a state championship event, receive points. In activities’ championships involving cooperative agreements, each of the schools in the cooperative will earn the points for that respective event providing they have at least one student participating on the cooperative varsity team.
In playoff events involving teams in a split classification, the same top eight positions in that event’s class (e.g. D1 and D2) will earn full points for their class competition. If there are fewer than eight schools from a classification in the event, only those schools represented, are eligible to receive points.
Class A – Lincoln Southwest (442.5)
Class B – Omaha Skutt Catholic (480)
Class C – Grand Island Central Catholic (297.5)
Class D – Bancroft-Rosalie (250)
Class A – Millard North (267.5)
Class B – Omaha Skutt Catholic (305)
Class C – Aquinas Catholic (217.5)
Class D – Bancroft-Rosalie (197.5)
Class A – Millard North (292.5)
Class B – Scottsbluff (245)
Class C – Lincoln Lutheran (177.5)
Class D – Archbishop Bergan (150)