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


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“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


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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


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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...

Golfing for greatness

Golfing for greatness

Avery Munson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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The North Platte High School boy’s golf team is doing very well and is having quite a bit of success this year. The team has a good group of golfers working together, with two going on to play at the collegiate level next year. Senior Kort Steele led the team to a second place finish at GNAC, and the...

Advantage Dawgs

Advantage Dawgs

Clay Stone, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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“This season has been a battle,” said girls tennis coach John Lehmer. The 2017 girls tennis season is coming to a close and Lehmer has plenty of evidence behind that statement. Only two players with varsity experience returned to the team this year, seniors Tea Guerra and Jordynn Simpson. Because...

Tracking Down State

Tracking Down State

Anam Vaziri, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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As this year’s track team headed into districts, they couldn’t have been more ready.  “If we run like we know we can, I definitely feel like we can make state this year,” said junior Kathy Mathieu. Mathieu isn’t where she wants to be in her individuals yet, but plans on improving by next year...

Moto X madness

Moto X madness

Princess Saguban, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under People, Showcase, Sports

  To some, motocross is a dangerous, back-breaking sport. Injuries often come to athletes, but injuries riding dirt bikes happen too often. To a few North Platte High School students, motocross is more than just a hobby. Sophomore Braydon Hanna has only been racing for two years. Over that...

Dawgs fall to Minutemen

Dawgs fall to Minutemen

Will Stone, Sports Editor

April 7, 2017


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Last Thursday, the Dawgs soccer teams traveled to Lexington to take on Class B’s second-ranked Minutemen. The Dawgs controlled the possession for most of the first half, but struggled to get viable scoring opportunities. Lexington was content to play defensive and clear the ball anytime NP got close....

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

Soha Vaziri, Business Manager

April 7, 2017


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For some, the idea of playing sports with a physical disability is a feat that seems near impossible; for senior Jordynn Simpson the impossible is a reality. A three-sport athlete and college volleyball commit, Simpson was born completely deaf. “My deafness is not genetic, it’s because of [my birth mom...

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