HPS school board approves new athletic programs for high school

HPS school board approves new athletic programs for high school
February 21st, 2024 | Jon Schilling

Holdrege, Neb. – On Monday, February 19, the Holdrege School Board voted to add girls wrestling and baseball to the list of sports programs offered at Holdrege High School. It was approved by a 4-2 vote to add the new sports programs for the 2024-2025 school year.

During the school board meeting, Holdrege activities director Dylan Sullivan stated that all other Southwest Conference schools have a girls wrestling program. He also noted that seven current female students had shown interest in wrestling. Since the NSAA officially sanctioned the sport in 2021, numbers have nearly tripled to over 1,700 total participants across Nebraska.

As for Duster baseball, they’ll join a growing opportunity as well. Adams Central and Hastings High are already fielding teams with Aurora and York starting baseball programs at their schools. As high school baseball continues to push further west, Holdrege is capitalizing on the growing popularity in town.

With the decision to add the programs being brand new, more information is still being released. Sullivan will be featured on KUVR’s Town Talk on Friday, February 23, at 8:40 am to answer questions and provide more details.


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