Super Hoopers

Super Hoopers

Thomas Hoatson, Layout Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Through three games, the NPHS boys’ varsity basketball team has already matched their win total from last season. North Platte won their first two games against Kearney Catholic and Lincoln Northeast respectively, before losing to Bellevue East in the home opener on Dec. 9. With a 2-1 record, the ...

NP swims away with first

NP swims away with first

Beckett Allen, Guest Writer

December 15, 2017


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Senior swimmer Zane Leibhart broke the NPHS 100 yard breaststroke record at only the second swim meet for North Platte High School, with an exceptional time of 1:04.23 at the McCook Invitational on Dec. 8. Leibhart got first in that event and in addition, got first in the 200 yard individual medle...

Making a big splash in Hastings

Making a big splash in Hastings

December 2, 2017


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All divers who competed in the first meet of the season placed at the Hastings Swim & Dive Invitational on Dec. 2.  Freshman Jonathan Brouillette made a splash by ranking 3rd in the boys' division in his first-ever competition.  "I was pleasantly surprised," he said. "I've been doing flips for...

Softley’s Story

Josie Koubek, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

New teacher Curt Softley has uprooted and moved to North Platte to coach the girls high school basketball team. “New is always tough. They [girls basketball team] don’t know yet what exactly I expect from them. They don’t know the offense. They don’t know the defense. We are going to have...

Seniors commit to collegiate athletics

Josie Koubek, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Today, seniors Sammi Mauch, Taylor Coleman, and Caden Comer signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

Making memories at Memorial Stadium

Making memories at Memorial Stadium

Quincey Epley, Photography Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“Every kid grows up and they want to either go to Memorial Stadium or play in it, and we’ve gotten the chance to do both,” said senior Caden Comer. On September 30, the North Platte High School football team got to play against Lincoln Southwest High School at Memorial Stadium. The final s...

Banged Up Bulldogs: Seniors expected to miss majority of season

Banged Up Bulldogs: Seniors expected to miss majority of season

Thomas Hoatson, Layout Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

“I was earnin’ and burnin’, snappin’ necks and cashing checks,” said senior offensive lineman Brandon Grachek. “Then my career was over.” Grachek suffered a distal fibula fracture in his ankle, in other words, a broken ankle. He said he fell while blocking in practice. “My knee twisted...

Explainer for the trainer

Explainer for the trainer

Avery Munson, Online Editor, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

There’s a new face on the scene in the North Platte High School athletic department.  Thomas Ksiazek has taken over for Destri Milsap as the head athletic trainer for the Bulldogs. “I am most excited about getting to work with a variety of sports and athletes. Also, getting to manage the sports...

Steele-ing the Show

Steele-ing the Show

Ainsley Nichols, People Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

For freshman Baylee Steele, golf is a lifestyle. “I plan on playing throughout my whole high school career and playing in college. It’s something that I’m very serious about,” said Baylee Steele. She is one of two freshmen on varsity girl’s golf, alongside Maya Lashley. “I think it’s a...

From homeschool to the public pool

From homeschool to the public pool

Josie Koubek, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Juniors Luke Entz and Montana Heffernan are competitive swimmers who decided to take on the struggles of public school, so they could join the North Platte High School swim team. Both boys have a dream of swimming in college. Swimming for NPHS might be the way to make their dreams come true. NPHS rul...

The Winning Jamboree

The Winning Jamboree

Princess Saguban, News Editor

August 29, 2017


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Last night, North Platte High hosted the Nebraska hall of Fame Jamboree volleyball game game. The lady bulldogs went 3-2 with the Gothenburg Swedes. The players cut their loses close with a score of 25-27 in the first two sets. However, they ended the final three sets with the winning scores of 25...

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