The latest conference movement in high school activities may begin a ripple effect in the state.
School boards at Beatrice, Ralston, Nebraska City, Platteview and Plattsmouth recently voted to leave their respective conferences for the newly formed Trailblazer Conference beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
Wahoo is expected to become the sixth school to join the new league when its school board meets next Monday.
Beatrice and Ralston are leaving the River Cities Conference, while Nebraska City and Plattsmouth are leaving the Eastern Midlands Conference. Wahoo and Platteview are currently in the Nebraska Capitol Conference.
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Will the Trailblazer Conference spark more movement? That remains to be seen.
For now, the EMC will have six members for 2020-21 — Bennington, Blair, Elkhorn, Elkhorn North (which will open in 2020), Norris and Waverly. Gretna will be leaving to join the Metro Conference.
The River Cities Conference will be down to Omaha Skutt, Omaha Roncalli, Omaha Gross, Mount Michael boys, Omaha Duchesne girls, Omaha Mercy girls and South Sioux City.
The NCC will be Ashland-Greenwood, Fort Calhoun, Arlington, Syracuse, DC West, Raymond Central and Louisville, which voted Monday night to join the league after competing as a member of the East Central Nebraska Conference.