EAST HUSKER CONFERENCE

 BY-LAWS

Beginning August 2006

(Approved January 18, 2006)
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

By-Laws

   

BY-LAWS OF THE EAST HUSKER CONFERENCE

 

GENERAL

 

For conference athletic events involving large crowds, the visiting team shall supply an administrator or another school official other than the coach to be responsible for crowd control. That person shall report to the home team officials prior to the game to identify himself /herself as the person so designated by the visiting team.

 

The East Husker Conference will consider any NSAA activity in which at least five conference teams participate.  The conference may suspend their sponsorship from an activity if the number of conference teams falls below four (4).

 

The East Husker Conference sponsors the following activities:

 

  1. Volleyball
  2. Wrestling
  3. Basketball
  4. Jr. & Sr. Track
  5. Golf
  6. Jr. & Sr. High Art
  7. Speech
  8. Play Production
  9. Vocal Music
  10. Scholar Recognition
  11. Cross Country
  12. Quiz Bowl

 

The following conference activities will be hosted by all conference schools participating in the activity. In the event a school doesn't have proper and adequate facilities, it will be their responsibility to secure a facility at no cost to the conference.

 

  1. Volleyball Tournament
  2. Vocal Music Clinic
  3. Wrestling Tournament
  4. Dual Wrestling Tournament
  5. 1st Round of Basketball Tournament
  6. Speech Contest
  7. Golf
  8. Cross Country
  9. Play Production
  10. Quiz Bowl

(SEE APPENDIX A FOR SITE AND ROTATION SCHEDULE)

 

The following conference activities will be hosted by schools having proper and adequate facilities to host such events.

 

  1. Basketball semi-finals and finals
  2. Art Exhibit
  3. Varsity Track
  4. 7-8-9 Track

 

(SEE APPENDIX A FOR SITE AND ROTATION SCHEDULE)

 

In case of inclement weather or other circumstances, it will be the decision of the host school Superintendent or designee in charge of the event, as to postponement and/or rescheduling of events.

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

REGULAR SEASON

 

Volleyball games in the Conference will consist of three matches. (C Team, B Team and Varsity)  The C team and B team warm-ups will be 8 minutes (3 minutes full court each team and 2 minutes serving).  The C team and B team shall play 2 out of 3 games using rally scoring. Games 1 and 2 would be played to 25 with a cap of 27. The third game if needed would be to 15 with no cap.  There will be one minute break between games.

 

REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION

 

In order to be eligible for the East Husker Conference regular season championship a member school must compete against all members of the conference during the regular season. The Conference Champion will be determined by conference record, not to include tournament games.

 

CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a volleyball tournament for its member schools to be held on the Thursday & Saturday of the 15th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  The school hosting the semi-finals and finals shall be responsible for directing the entire tournament.

 

The semi-final and final sites of the tournament will be determined on a rotation among member schools.  (SEE APPENDIX A)

 

The Conference Tournament shall be seeded on Monday morning of the 14th week of the NSAA calendar after all Saturday games and wild card points have been posted on the NSAA site.

 

The Conference Tournament shall be seeded by wild card points as figured by Nebraska School Activities Association. In case of tie/ties, the following will be used in order to seed teams.

 

A.      If two teams have identical point averages, and are tied for a seed place, and the teams have played each other, the team which won the contest or the majority of contests between the two teams in question.

B.      If the two teams have not played each other, or if two or more teams have identical point averages and are tied for one or both of the qualifying spots, the team(s) playing the greatest number of first division teams are defined will be selected.

C.      If a tie still exists, each team's wins and losses will be totaled and the winning percentages will be calculated. The team with the highest percentage based on this calculation will be chosen.

D.      If a tie still exists, the seeds will be decided by a coin flip to be arranged by the tournament director.

 

After the brackets are set, the sites for the quarter finals will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd seeds respectively.

 

The tournament shall be played according to the East Husker Conference Volleyball Tournament Schedule found in the forms section.

 

Warm up for games #2, #3, #5, #6 & #8 shall begin immediately upon conclusion of the preceding game.  Game #9 is the consolation.  The warm up for game #9 will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of game #8.  This will allow 14 minutes of rest and 16 minutes of warm-up after the conclusion of game #8.  The warm-up for game #10 will begin at the conclusion of game #9.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

ALL CONFERENCE SELECTION

 

Conference Volleyball coaches will meet and select the East Husker Conference volleyball teams during the 19th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

All-Conference teams will be announced after all East Husker Conference schools have completed State Tournament competition.

 

Members of the East Husker Conference Team shall be determined by the following method

 

1.       Each coach will be allowed to nominate as many as he or she wishes.  Each coach will not be allowed to vote for the girl or girls he or she has nominated.

2.       The coaches will vote for the first team selections. After the first team is selected, those girls names on first team will be removed from the board and the second team will be selected from the remaining names on the board.

3.       Six (6) people will be selected to both the first and the second teams, and if there is a tie on the first or second team, the ties will be awarded that status.

4.       After the first and second teams have been selected, those who have received votes will be selected to the honorable mention team.

  

BASKETBALL

 

REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION

 

In order to be eligible for the East Husker Conference regular season championship a member school must compete against all other conference members. The conference champion will be determined by conference record, not to include tournament games.

 

CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a Basketball Tournament for its member schools to be held beginning the Saturday of the 30th week and continue through the 31st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The host school for the East Husker Conference Basketball Tournament shall be determined from the conference activity rotation schedule.  (SEE APPENDIX A)  The school hosting the semi-finals and finals shall be responsible for directing the entire tournament.

 

The Conference Tournament shall be seeded on Wednesday morning of the 29th week of the NSAA calendar after all Tuesday night conference games and wild card points have been posted on the NSAA site.

 

The Conference Tournament shall be seeded by wild card points as figured by Nebraska School Activities Association. In case of tie/ties, the following will be used in order to seed teams.

 

  1. If two teams have identical point averages, and are tied for a seed place, and the teams have played each other, the team which won the contest or the majority of contests between the two teams in question.
  2. If the two teams have not played each other, or if two or more teams have identical point averages and are tied for one or both of the qualifying spots the team(s) playing the greatest number of first division teams are defined will be selected.
  3. If a tie still exists, each team's wins and losses will be totaled and the winning percentages will be calculated. The team with the highest percentage based on this calculation will be chosen.
  4. If a tie still exists, the seeds will be decided by a coin flip to be arranged by the tournament director.

 

Game Times and Brackets:

 

  1. The first game of the evening shall begin promptly at 6:00 P.M. Warm-ups for the second game shall begin as soon as possible after the conclusion of the first game.
  2. After the brackets are set, the boys and girls 7th & 10th and 8th & 9th seeded teams in the tournament shall play at two different sites with the winner advancing. The site being determined on the following terms: The boy’s 7th & 8th seeded team on even years (99-00 school year is even) will host and the girl’s 7th & 8th seeded team on odd years (98-99 school year is odd) will host. "If the 7th & 8th seeded site is unavailable, the games shall be moved to the site of the 9th & 10th seeded team."
  3. The sites for the quarter final games will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd seeds respectively.
  4. Semi-finals games start at 6:00 p.m.
  5. Consolation game will be played on the finals day starting at 2:30 p.m. with the second game starting at the conclusion of the first game.
  6. Finals will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  7. Girls & boys championship teams will be allowed to cut down nets at the conclusion of their respective championship contest.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

ALL CONFERENCE SELECTION

 

Conference basketball coaches will meet and select the East Husker Conference basketball team during the 37th week of the NSAA standardized calendar at West Point.

 

  1. Each coach will be allowed to nominate as many players as he or she feels deserving of All-Conference recognition.  Coaches will not vote for players from their teams.
  2. The coaches will vote for the first team selections. After the first team is selected the coaches will re-nominate for the second team.
  3. Five (5) players will be selected to both the first and second teams. If there is a tie on the first or second team for the last spot on the team, all those tied would receive the status.
  4. Defensive team (5) is nominated and voted on.  Players selected for the first and second team are also eligible for the defensive team.
  5. All players receiving at least one vote for the one of the three teams is named to the Honorable Mention Team.

 

WRESTLING

 

WRESTLING DUAL

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a dual tournament for its member schools to be held on Tuesday and Thursday of the 30th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The host schools for the East Husker Conference Dual Wrestling Tournament for Tuesday night (rounds one and two) will be awarded to the schools that are seeded #1 and # 2. Teams seeded 1, 8, 5, 4, will be at one Tuesday site.  Teams 2, 7, 3, 6 will be at the second site. The second night of the dual tournament shall be determined from the conference activity rotation schedule. Starting time is 6:00 P.M. (SEE APPENDIX A)

 

Match Times And Brackets:

 

  1. See Attached Format.

 

  1. After the brackets are set and the sites determined (SEE APPENDIX A) if an opening round host is not scheduled to wrestle at home, the matches will be rearranged so their match is at their home. Should the first night hosts be in the same brackets, the team with the highest seed will host the match.

 

Seeding:

 

  1. All conference teams shall be seeded.

 

  1. The dual tournament seeding will be based upon the individual finish of returning freshmen, sophomores, and junior from the previous years regular East Husker Conference Tournament. The following point system will be used and totaled for each team to determine seeding:

 

A.      1st place       4 points

B.      2nd place      3 points

C.      3rd place       2 points

D.      4th place       l point

 

  1. Tie Breaking for the above team seeding point system.

A.      Higher team placement in previous years Dual Tournament if tie remains

B.      Higher team placement in previous years Regular Tournament if tie remains

C.      Coin Toss

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

CONFERENCE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a wrestling tournament for its member schools to be held the Saturday of the 31st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The site of the meet will be determined on a rotation among member schools. (SEE APPENDIX A)

 

The criteria for the conference wrestling tournament seeding meeting shall follow those suggested in the NSAA Wrestling Manual.

 

Schedule:

 

Weigh-ins------------------------------ 7:30-8:30

1st Round--------------------------------- 9:30-------- 2 Mats

1st Round Wrestlebacks---------- 11:00-1:00---- 1 Mat

Semi Finals--------------------------- 11:00-1:00---- 1 Mat

2nd Round Wrestlebacks--------- 1:30-3:00----- 2 Mats

Consolation Finals---------------------- 3:00-------- 1 Mat

Finals--------------------------------------- 3:00-------- 1 Mat

 

  1. Seeding shall take place at 8:00 a.m. on the Saturday morning of the tournament.
  2. Only individual wrestling records of .500 or above shall be seeded and the remaining wrestlers with records below .500 drawn into the brackets.
  3. The criteria for seeding shall follow those suggested in the NSAA wrestling manual.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

TRACK

 

CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD MEET

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a Varsity track and field meet for its member schools to be held on the Saturday of the 43rd week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The site of the meet will be determined on rotation.  (SEE APPENDIX A)  The starting time will be determined by the host school.

 

If the Varsity track and field meet is cancelled for inclement weather, the meet shall be reschedule for the following Monday, i.e., Monday of the 44th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  The meet shall start no earlier than 2:30 p.m. and only a scratch meeting will be held prior to the meet.  Any other changes shall be communicated by telephone, e-mail or other electronic means.

 

The Conference Track meet shall follow those guidelines suggested for District meets in the NSAA Track manual.

 

Entries are to be sent to the host school no later than Friday of the 42nd week 'of the NSAA standardized calendar (Reference the information sheets).

 

Events:

 

        See Awards

 

Heats will be determined according to the criteria for district meets as established in the NSAA Track manual.  Prior to running the relay races a check is to be made to be sure that all ten (10) schools are competing. If less than nine (9) are competing, the schools shall be reheated into one (1) heat.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

7TH, 8TH & 9TH GRADES CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD MEET

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a 7th grade meet, 8th grade meet and 9th grade meet for its member schools to be held on Saturday of the 44th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  Each meet shall consist of a boys' division and a girls' division. If the hosting school does not have proper pole vault facilities a time and place will be determined by the host school. If the hosting school has proper facilities the pole vault will be held on Saturday of the 44th week.

 

The site of the meet will be determined on rotation. (SEE APPENDIX A)  The starting time will be determined by the host school.

 

If the junior high track and field meet is cancelled for inclement weather, the 7th and 8th grade portions of the meet shall be rescheduled for the following Saturday, i.e., Saturday of the 45th week of the NSAA standardized calendar at the normal starting time.  The 9th grade portion of the meet shall be cancelled.

 

Entries are to be sent to the host school no later than Wednesday of the 44th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  A team may enter three (3) athletes per event.  Prior to running relay races a check is to be made to be sure that all ten (10) schools are competing.  If less than nine (9) are competing the schools shall be reheated into one (1) heat.  Scratches will be allowed on the day of the meet, but adds can NOT be done.

 

Events:

 

        See Awards

 

A copy of the final results shall be given to each school, to the conference secretary, and to the conference record keeper.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

 

CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY MEET

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a cross country meet for its member schools to be held the Thursday of the 14th week of the NSAA Standardized Calendar.  The conference cross country meet shall follow those guidelines suggested for district meets in the NSAA track manual.  Coaches must designate varsity runners prior to the meet.

 

The site of the meet will be determined on rotation among member schools that have the facilities. (SEE APPENDIX A)  The starting time will be determined by the host school.

 

Entries are to be sent to the host school no later than Monday of the 14th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

GOLF

 

CONFERENCE GOLF MEET

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a Girls’ Golf Tournament for its member schools to be held on the Saturday of the 12th week of the NSAA standardized calendar and a Boys’ Golf tournament for its member schools to be held on the Saturday of the 44th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

Participating schools will be responsible for their green fees.

 

The site of the meet will be determined on rotation. (SEE APPENDIX A) 

 

The Conference Golf Tournaments shall follow those guidelines suggested for District tournament play in the NSAA golf manual.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.
 

MUSIC

 

CONFERENCE VOCAL MUSIC CLINIC

 

Each year the conference shall conduct a vocal music clinic for its member schools to be held during the 19th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The host school for the East Husker Conference Vocal Music Clinic shall be determined from the conference activity rotation schedule.  (SEE APPENDIX A)

 

Music instructors of member schools will act as a committee to set up the music clinic. The host director is chairman. The music committee shall determine the schedule for the vocal clinic.

 

Timetable:

 

1.     August/September

a.     Conference Meeting

1.     Music Selection

6-8 Mass Choir numbers

Directors meet at Conference meeting and make music selection.

Recommended criteria for selections may include:  one or more All-State pieces, Christmas selections or a patriotic number.

Recommendations from the Clinician may also be used.

It is recommended that at least one half of the music be selected from pieces in existing

EHC school libraries and the remainder can be new purchases. 

New purchases should not exceed five pieces in any year.

2.     Host director obtains any special equipment needed.

3.     Host director requests assistance from other schools.

 

2.     October

a.     Host School

1.     Secure number of voice seating arrangement.

2.     Secure number of lunch tickets needed.

3.     Individual school select honor choir members, if determined by Directors to incorporate in concert.

 

3.     November

a.     Host School

1.     Mail out lunch tickets, schedules, homerooms, etc.

b.     Conference Clinic

1.     Choose Clinician for the next year.  Contact will be made the day of the conference Clinic, if possible, or at the earliest convenience of next years’ Host School.

 

Programs:

 

  1. The host school will be responsible for preparing the programs for the contest.

 

Clinician:

 

  1. A clinician will be hired by the conference secretary or designee. The hosting school should secure a copy of the contract from the secretary. Payment will be in accordance with the signed contract.
  2. The clinician will be hired in the fall of the year for the next year's Clinic.

 

Expenses:

 

1.       All music is to be purchased by the participating schools for their students.

 

SPEECH

 

CONFERENCE SPEECH TOURNAMENT

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a Speech Tournament for its member schools to be held Saturday of the 34th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  If a district conflict occurs with the Saturday of the 34th week, then the Speech Tournament will be held the Wednesday of the 34th week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The site of the tournament will be determined on rotation. (SEE APPENDIX A)  The events and the rules for those events in the speech contest shall be those included in the NSAA Yearbook.

 

A point system will be used to determine the first place team.  Team scoring shall include both preliminary and final round scoring.  The top three speakers from each preliminary round will be placed in the final round.

 

Preliminary Round Points:

 

Superior------------ 4 points

Excellent----------- 3 points

Good---------------- 2 points

Fair------------------ 1 point

 

Final Round Points:

1st place----------- 6 points

2nd place---------- 5 points

3rd place----------- 4 points

4th place----------- 3 points

5th place----------- 2 points

6th place----------- 1 point

 

The host school should send a letter to each conference school stating specific information about the contest by Wednesday of the 31st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

Six tournament judges are hired by the conference secretary or designee. The hosting school should secure a copy of the contracts from the secretary. Payment will be in accordance with the signed contract.

 

The host school will be responsible for preparing the programs for the contest.

 

A copy of the final results shall be given to each school, the conference secretary, conference record keeper.

 

Finances:

 

  1. Expenses

A.      Judges fees & mileage

  1. Send a financial statement so the host school may be reimbursed for the meet.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.
 

PLAY PRODUCTION

 

CONFERENCE PLAY PRODUCTION CONTEST

 

The East Husker Conference shall conduct a Play Production contest for its member schools to be held Tuesday of the 21st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The Host School will be determined by the conference rotation (SEE APPENDIX A). The site of the contest will be the Wisner-Pilger High School Auditorium unless the Executive Committee determines otherwise.

The ranking of the Play Production shall follow the guidelines in the NSAA manual.

 

If all 10 schools are participating, competition shall begin at 8:00 a.m. If fewer than 10 schools participate, the host school may determine a different starting time.  The host school is to send a letter to each Conference school by Wednesday of Week 18 of the NSAA standardized calendar providing specific information about the contest (stage dimensions, lighting, props available, etc.).

 

Two Play Production judges shall be hired by the Conference Secretary or designee. The host school should secure a copy of the judges' contracts from the Secretary to ensure that payment will be in accordance with the contract.

 

The host school will be responsible for preparing the programs for the One-Act Play Production Contest.

 

A copy of the final results will be sent to the Conference Secretary.

 

RECEIPTS/EXPENSES:

 

  1. There is no admission charge for the Play Production contest.
  2. Wisner-Pilger Public Schools or an alternative site school as determined by the Executive Committee shall receive an annual fee of $250.

 

See Tournament Procedures, Admissions, Finances and Awards for additional information.

 

ART

 

CONFERENCE ART SHOW

 

The East Husker Conference Art Display shall be held on the Thursday, Friday & Saturday of the 31st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.

 

The host school for the East Husker Conference Art Display shall be determined from the conference activity rotation schedule.  (SEE APPENDIX A)  Times for viewing the art show will be nights of the semi-finals and finals of the basketball tournament.

 

Schools need to set up displays the Wednesday of the 31st week of the NSAA standardized calendar.  Each school is allowed to bring 2 sheets of 4' x 8' material hinged together and 1 card table.  Each school should prepare a list of students’ names and entries. This entry list should be submitted at the time the display is setup.  Award Best of Show ribbon in both junior and senior high categories will be awarded.  Judges will award 90 ribbons.  Definition of Originality is attached.

 

Two judges will be hired by the conference secretary or designee. The hosting school should secure a copy of the contract from the secretary. Payment will be in accordance with the signed contract.  The judges will be hired in the fall of the year for the next year's show.  The judges will judge the art on Thursday prior to the semi-final games.

 

A copy of the final results shall be sent to the conference secretary and the conference record keeper. 

ORIGINALITY

 

  1. All entries submitted for the Scholastic Art Awards MUST BE ORIGINAL. Copying is not acceptable. Do not submit any work copies from published photographs, magazines or book illustrations, or other artwork. If there is any doubt to the originality of a work, the teacher should not submit it. IN SIGNING THE ENTRY FORM THE TEACHER HAS CERTIFIED THE ORIGINALITY OF THE ENTRY.  AT ANY POINT IN THE PROGRAM, IF A WORK IS FOUND TO BE PLAGIARIZED, IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND ALL AWARDS WILL BE WITHDRAWN.

 

  1. No work which has been directly copied from any published source should ever be entered into a competition unless the student has creatively modified or reinterpreted the original work using the student’s own vision or style.  Only work which is the unique creation of the student should be entered in competitions.

 

Art teachers must be vigilant in making a distinction about the difference between blatant copying and inventive incorporation of borrowed motifs for a creative statement. Contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns incorporate recognizable motifs and symbols into their works, adapting the image to their own creative ends.

 

Students whose desire for visual representation is limited by environment or experience may have to rely on a published image as a guide when producing a work, but the student's artwork must modify or reinterpret the original idea in order to be acceptable for competition. Henri Rousseau is an example of an artist who had to interpret secondhand the experiences of others when portraying the birds and beasts in his jungle paintings.

  1. Students should not engage in reproducing other artists' visual images for the purpose of presenting them as their own creative work in competitions.
  2. The art teacher should assume the responsibility of making the ethics of art competition known to students and to refuse to approve the entry of student work which carries any doubt as to its authenticity and originality.  Keeping this policy in mind will also help avoid copyright infringement problems for the student artist.

 

AWARDS

 

The following plaques, ribbons, medals and certificates shall be given by the Conference each year to sanctioned and championship events. The Conference president or his representative will present the championship awards at the conclusion of the championship contests.  A suitable award shall be presented to the championship school in each activity warranting such a trophy.

 

Administrators, coaches and activity sponsors retiring after 10 years of service to the Conference shall be presented a plaque and a lifetime pass. These awards of appreciation should be presented at an appropriate activity chosen by the home school to insure that the recipient is truly honored for his/her dedication and service.

 

All awards and certificates shall be purchased by the conference officers. If the conference has entered into a contract with a company for the purchase of trophies or certificates, conference officers shall honor such contracts until they expire. If no contract is in effect, conference officers shall purchase such awards from companies they select.

 

East Husker Conference officers shall purchase the following awards:

 

  1. Basketball Champions – Boys
  2. Basketball Champions – Girls
  3. Basketball Tournament – 1st and 2nd Boys
  4. Basketball Tournament – 1st and 2nd Girls
  5. Volleyball Champions
  6. Volleyball Tournament – 1st and 2nd
  7. Boys Track Meet – 1st and 2nd (V, 7th, 8th, 9th)
  8. Girls Track Meet –  1st and 2nd (V, 7th, 8th, 9th)
  9. Dual Wrestling Tournament Champions
  10. Wrestling Tournament – 1st and 2nd
  11. Boys Golf Tournament Champions – 1st and 2nd
  12. Girls Golf Tournament Champions –  1st and 2nd
  13. Boys Cross Country – 1st and 2nd
  14. Girls Cross Country –  1st and 2nd
  15. One-Act Play 1st and 2nd, medals for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress.
  16. Speech Contest –  1st and 2nd
  17. Art Ribbons
  18. All-Conference medals
  19. Retirement plaque and lifetime pass
  20. Academic – Activities medals
  21. Quiz Bowl – Champions/Runner-up plates (5 gold & 5 silver medals)

 

Each conference school will have to purchase two (2) “Blank” award plaques to present champion and runner-up plates.

 

Varsity track medals will be awarded for places 1 through 6 for the following events.

 

BOYS

 

100 Meter Dash

110 Meter High Hurdles

200 Meter Dash

300 Meter Int. Hurdles

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

1600 Meter Run

3200 Meter Run

Long Jump

High Jump

Triple Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Discus

 

GIRLS

 

100 Meter Dash

100 Meter Hurdles

200 Meter Dash

300 Meter Int. Hurdles

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

1600 Meter Run

3200 Meter Run

Long Jump

High Jump

Triple Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Discus

 

Varsity track medals will be awarded to all of the participants, places 1 through 6 for the following relays.

 

BOYS      400 meter relay

                  1600 meter relay

                  3200 meter relay

 

GIRLS     400 meter relay

                  1600 meter relay

                  3200 meter relay

 

Freshman track, first through sixth place ribbons in the following events:

 

BOYS                                                   GIRLS

100 meter dash                                  100 meter dash

110 meter high hurdles                     100 m hurdles

200 meter dash                                  200 meter dash

400 meter dash                                  400 meter dash

800 meter dash                                  800 meter dash

300 meter int. hurdles                       300 low hurdles

1600 meter run                                  1600 meter run

400 meter relay                                 400 meter relay

1600 meter relay                               1600 meter relay

high jump                                           high jump

long jump                                           long jump

triple jump                                          triple jump

pole vault                                            pole vault

shot put                                               shot put

discus                                                   discus

 

7th grade and 8th grade first through sixth place ribbons in the following events:

 

BOYS                                                   GIRLS

100 meter dash                                  100 meter dash

110 meter high hurdles                     100 m hurdles

200 meter dash                                  200 meter dash

400 meter dash                                  400 meter dash

800 meter dash                                  800 meter dash

195 meter int. hurdles                       195 low hurdles

1600 meter run                                  1600 meter run

400 meter relay                                 400 meter relay

1600 meter relay                               1600 meter relay

high jump                                           high jump

long jump                                           long jump

triple jump                                          triple jump

pole vault                                            pole vault

shot put                                               shot put

discus                                                   discus

 

Brackets for the conference wrestling tournament and medals for first, second, third and fourth place for the weight classes as dictated by the NSAA.

 

Golf medals - 5 first place team medals, 5 second place team medals, individual medals (1-10).

All conference team members selected by the coaches will be awarded to include:

 

  1. Basketball - 20 medals

        1st team boys (5) - 1st team girls (5)

        2nd team boys (5) - 2nd team girls (5)

 

  1. Volleyball - 12 medals

        1st team (6) - 2nd team (6)

 

If a tie exists after the selection of the all-conference teams, all of the athletes tied shall be entitled to a medal which the conference shall purchase.

 

Certificates will be awarded to athletes selected to the all-conference teams.

 

Place medals will be awarded to the first four places in speech. Superior medals will be presented to all other participants earning a superior rating.

 

Individual medals will be awarded to all participants earning a superior rating in Play Production.

 

Individual ribbons will be awarded in Art.

 

2 Best of Show (Jr. High and Sr. High)

25 Blues

30 Reds

35 Whites

 

Cross Country Medals - 1st - 10th place medals for boys

                                            1st - 10th place medals for girls

 

Academic-Activities Medals-Medals for all who meet the requirement set forth by the conference.

 

ACADEMIC/ ACTIVITIES ALL CONFERENCE AWARD

 

Requirements: SENIORS ONLY

 

1.       GPA of 95% or above or a 3.5 over 7 semesters.

 

2.       The student must have participated in school sponsored high school extra-curricular activities or organizations for 6 out of 7 semesters.

 

Procedure: EHC schools are to send the names to the conference secretary in March.

 

FINANCES

 

The East Husker Conference will be responsible for paying the following officials or judges for East Husker Conference Sponsored activities as contracted for by the East Husker Conference.

 

1.       Volleyball                                                   Tournament Officials

2.       Vocal Clinic                                                Clinician and accompanist fees

3.       Play Production                                         Meet Judges

4.       Girls & Boys Basketball                           Tournament Officials

5.       Art Show                                                     Art Show Judges

6.       Wrestling                                                     Tournament Officials

7.       Speech                                                         Tournament Judges

8.       Girls and Boys Track                                Meet Starter

 

DIVISION OF GATE RECEIPTS FOR ALL CONFERENCE ATHLETIC TOURNAMENTS OR MEETS.

 

1.       Host schools for Conference events shall receive a host school allowance of 25% of the gross gate receipts for the event or $100.00, whichever is greater. The host school allowance shall be, used to cover the costs of workers (except for event officials and mileage as allowed in the Conference constitution or bylaws for the event), programs, hospitality, and all other miscellaneous expenses. If, after the deduction of the host school allowance and specified expenses for officials, etc., there is a positive net receipt amount remaining, the host school may take an additional allowance of 15% of the net receipts. If a host school believes that its actual hosting expenses exceed the expense allowances described above, the Superintendent of the host school may appeal to the Conference Executive Committee for additional.

 

2.       Balance to conference (send a financial statement with check to conference secretary).

 

VOCAL CLINIC

 

1.       Clinician's fee                                                                  $275.00.

2.       Mileage as paid by NSAA

3.       Accompanist                                                                   $85.00

4.       Balance to conference (Send a financial statement with check to Conference Treasurer.)

 

PLAY PRODUCTION AND SPEECH CONTESTS

 

1.       Judges fees (Paid according to current NSAA district rates.)

2.       Mileage as paid by NSAA

 

Workers - each conference school is required to furnish necessary personnel, according to needs indicated by meet director, on an equitable basis.

 

Send a financial statement to the Conference secretary.

 

DUAL WRESTING TOURNAMENT

 

Division of gate receipts for Dual Wrestling Tournament.

 

1.       Game officials (not to include additional staff needs as defined in guidelines)

       (Paid according to current NSAA district rates)

 

ART

 

1.                    Judges fees (full cost)

2.                    Mileage as paid by NSAA

 

TOURNAMENT PROCEDURES

 

ADVERTISEMENT:

 

  1. Program information shall be sent to the host school(s) two (2) weeks prior to the tournament.
  2. The hosting school(s) will produce flyers for all conference schools. Each school will receive 5 flyers.
  3. The host school will contact the following papers:

 

Omaha World Herald         Fremont Tribune

Norfolk Daily News             Lincoln Journal

Sioux City Journal

 

OFFICIALS & ADDITIONAL STAFF NEEDS

 

  1. Game Officials

 

Game officials/track starters are NSAA approved and are hired by the conference secretary or designee. The hosting school should secure a copy of the contracts from the secretary.  Payment will be in accordance with the signed contract.

 

The cross country starter is secured and paid by the host school.

 

  1. Additional Staff Needs

 

The host shall provide all workers for the Tournament at no cost to the conference.

*       Volleyball – Timer, Bookkeeper, Line Judges, Libero Tracker

*       Basketball – Timer, Bookkeeper

*       Wrestling – Scorers, Timers (Adults familiar with their responsibility)

*       Track – Clerk of the Course, Clerk of the Finish, Announcer, Scorer, Typists (2), Award Distributors (2), Hurdle Setters, Block Movers

*       Cross Country – Clerk of Course, Head Timer, Recorder, Finish Workers (clerks), Flag Judges

*       Speech & Play Production – Additional workers

 

The conference schools shall provide at no cost to the conference.

*       Track – Timers (9), Pickers (8), Field Event Workers (15), Curve Judges (4), Exchange Zone Judges (6)

 

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS:

 

  1. Bus parking
  2. Locker rooms
  3. Fan seating
  4. Team benches

 

HOSPITALITY ROOM:

 

  1. A hospitality room will be provided at the expense of the host school.

 

CONCESSIONS:

 

  1. Concessions will be provide with expenses and profits being assumed by the host school.

 

AWARDS:

 

  1. Plaques, wall brackets and/or medals are to be picked up at the first conference meeting held during the 8th week of the NSAA standardized calendar (All Sports).
  2. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the championship game (Volleyball & Basketball).
  3. There will be a 1st and a 2nd place plates (Wrestling, Track, Cross Country, Golf, Speech, Play Production & Quiz Bowl).
  4. Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners (Wrestling).
  5. Medals will be awarded for places 1st – 6th in individual events and places 1st – 3rd in relay events.  Ribbons will be awarded for places 4th, 5th and 6th in relay events (Varsity Track).
  6. Ribbons will be awarded for places 1st – 6th (7th, 8th & 9th Grades Track).
  7. Medals will be awarded for places 1st – 10th (Cross Country).
  8. Place medals will be awarded to the first six places. Superior medals will be presented to all other participants earning a superior rating (Speech).
  9. Medals will be presented to the Outstanding Actor/Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress as selected by the judges (Play Production).
  10. Conference Certificates will be awarded to those selected by the judges for recognition for Superior Acting (Play Production).
  11. Ribbon awards (Art).

 

TOURNAMENT/MEET RESULTS:

 

  1. The enclosed press sheet may be handed out to coaches prior to their games. They are to be returned to the official scorer after each game. These stats can be used in calling the press.
  2. A copy of the final results shall be sent to the conference secretary.
  3. A copy of the final results should be sent to the conference record keeper.
  4. Suggested press to call:

 

AP Prep Score Center--------------------- 1-800-300-8340

Norfolk Daily News----------------------- 1-800-672-8351

Sioux City Journal------------------------ 1-800-831-4877

Omaha World Herald-------------------- 1-800-284-6397

Lincoln Journal Star---------------------- 1-800-742-7315

Fremont Tribune--------------------------- 1-800-927-7598

 

ADMISSIONS

 

Conference passes may be given to Board of Education members and employees of member school districts.  The pass will be good for the holder and spouse only.

 

Tournament participant passes for volleyball, basketball and wrestling will be distributed as prescribed by NSAA guidelines. A basketball tournament pass is good for both the boys' and girls' tournaments.

Admission will be $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for students for the following conference events:

 

  1. Volleyball
  2. Football
  3. Boys Basketball
  4. Girls Basketball
  5. Varsity Track Meet
  6. Vocal Clinic Concert
  7. Dual Wrestling Tournament
  8. Wrestling Tournament
  9. Junior High and 9th Grade Track Meet

 

ADMISSION FOR TOURNAMENTS:

 

  1. Adults – $4.00
  2. Students – $3.00
  3. Participants will be admitted free.
  4. East Husker Conference passes will be honored.
  5. Cheerleaders in uniform will be admitted free.
  6. Pep band are welcome. Band members will pay regular admission.

 

MINUTES AND HANDBOOK

 

AUTHORITY OF MINUTES:

 

All rulings of the Conference as recorded in the approved minutes of its meetings together with Constitution and By-Laws, shall be equally binding upon its members.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES:

 

Within ten days after each Conference meeting, three copies of the minutes of those meetings shall be sent to each member school by the secretary-treasurer.
 

BY-LAW CHANGE PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE

First:

 

It is recommended that this proposal for change be presented at each activity’s all conference selection or final event for the year.  This process will allow change to be discussed while fresh in everyone’s mind and the participants would be present for discussion.  After reading the proposal, a representative from your district should sign the document which indicates support of the proposal.  It is the responsibility of the person making the proposal to make sure that the documentation is forwarded through the proper channels and appropriate signatures are in place.

 

Second:

 

After the proposal has been initially approved by the district coaches/directors, the proposal will be forwarded to the activity directors of each district.  Each activity director should review the proposal and indicate their approval or disapproval by signing the document.  The proposer’s activities director should see that the document is forwarded to the governing board with appropriate signatures in place.

 

Third:

 

After the document has been approved by a 2/3 majority of the district and the activity directors have indicated their acceptance, the proposal will be submitted to the governance board for their final approval and implementation.


East Husker Change Form is found in the forms section.