WAHOO – With the sixth vote Monday evening, the new Trailblazer Conference has its sixth founding member.

The Wahoo Board of Education approved Wahoo leaving the Capitol Conference and starting a new activity conference with five other schools.

Superintendent Brandon Lavaley said Ralston, Beatrice, Plattsmouth, Nebraska City and Platteview school districts have already voted to form the new conference.

The superintendent said talk began earlier this year about the options for Wahoo. As many of the Warriors’ activities were moving from Class C-1 to Class B, two other conferences were explored.

Then, he said a third option emerged with the new conference.

Ralston and Beatrice leave the River Cities Conference and Plattsmouth and Nebraska City leave the Eastern Midlands Conference to become part of the Trailblazer Conference. Platteview has also been in the Capitol Con


It is usual for Class B schools to form a new conference, Lavaley said, but the opportunity just seems to be a good one.

He said the new conference will emphasize not only athletic activities, but also fine arts and academics.

There will also be opportunities for administrative and teaching staff networking.

“Something else that drives this is the relationships we can form,” he added.

The Trailblazer Conference will begin in the 2020-2021 school year.

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