LINCOLN, Neb. - This coming school year in Nebraska there will be another Nebraska School Activities Association sport.
The organization made the announcement that bowling will become a sanctioned varsity sport.
The motion was approved by just one vote. Bowling has been a club sport in Nebraska with a state tournament but now will be a sanctioned NSAA event. Scottsbluff-Gering and Alliance have competed in either club or Unified Bowling for several years now.
Unified bowlers have the option of competing in both starting this season.
Meanwhile girls wrestling came up short of 31 votes to be a sanctioned NSAA sport. But they did become an emerging sport. They will have a three year window to become sanctioned by the NSAA.
In the meantime girls can participate in their school's wrestling programs. Which has already been done in part out in Western Nebraska.
Three ladies competed in districts this past season, Bridgeport's Jerzie Menke, Chadron's Paige Dehnke, and Hemingford's Emma Gomez. Dehnke was a district runner-up and advanced into the state tournament.