The Bulldogger

School spirit and success

North Platte High School students shout the

Sophia Walsh and Priscila Mondragõn

October 14, 2020

North Platte High School students and staff gathered on Wednesday for the first pep rally of the year. Originally, the fall sports pep rally was supposed to take place about a month ago, but the postponed event allowed the school to celebrate recent sports successes. COVID-19 regulations forced t...

Clay Stone’s last 6th Place Worthy Headline

Clay Stone’s last 6th Place Worthy Headline

Clay Stone, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

Within an hour of my first day of public school, I wanted to leave. I knew no one, I felt like I didn’t belong, I sat at a lunch table by myself for the first week, and to top off the whole thing there was “Black, like my soul.” If you know, you know. But after that, it was mostly an uphill climb. ...

Hungry for Success

Two wrestlers tie up at the first practice of the season at North Platte High School on Nov. 18.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

November 22, 2019

  “I haven’t eaten since Sunday and today is Thursday,” senior wrestler Dylan Nesslein said. Nesselein competitively wrestles on a traveling team and recently had a tournament over the weekend. “I just drink a bottle of water a day to keep decently hydrated and some chocolate milk,”...

Winter Sports Preview

Swimmers and Divers warming up for the very first practice of the season.

Anissa Hoffman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

NPHS winter athletes are showing coaches their 3-pointers, take-downs, and freestyles as practices kicked off this week. Here’s what you can expect this season. The Dawgs basketball team is looking to prove to themselves that they can have anything but a losing record this year. Last season, the...

Wrestling with a new team

Sophomore Gavyn Brauer and freshman Luke Rathjen practice handfighting.

Mac Hardy, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

The lights are bearing down, the crowd is silent, the feeling is tense. This year, the spotlight is on the sophomores because there are not many junior or senior wrestlers. North Platte wrestling coach Dale Hall hopes that someone will step up and lead. They really don’t have one leader of the team. Hal...

Winter Wind-Up

Senior Abbie Hedgecock drives down the court in the girl’s first scrimmage versus Gothenburg. “We have a really good chemistry. We can play with each other, criticize each other, but also really help each other out,” she said.

Clay Stone, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018

Senior Abbie Hedgecock drives down the court in the girl’s first scrimmage versus Gothenburg. “We have a really good chemistry. We can play with each other, criticize each other, but also really help each other out,” she said. Photo by Dylan Nesslein Fall has passed over, the leaves are gone...

Out this higher education

Out this higher education

Thomas Hoatson, Layout Editor

May 11, 2018

From August 13, 2015 to May 13, 2018, it's been 1004 days since I started high school. From running around all of Cody Park and feeling like I was going to throw up on the first day of tennis practice to being told I couldn’t be signed out of high school if I was wearing a shirt that raised money for t...

New coach, who dis?

New coach, who dis?

Avery Munson, Layout Editor

March 23, 2018

This year, the Lady Dawgs tennis team will be adjusting to a new head coach, Dale Hall. While North Platte High School athletes will be practicing hard and getting used to new coaches, there is high hopes for this upcoming sports season. Hall coached the boys and girls teams for a few seasons until...

Dawgs dominate districts

Dawgs dominate districts

Clay Stone, Managing Editor

February 16, 2018

“When it comes down to the match the scoreboard reads 0-0 and both wrestlers are on an equal playing field,” said head wrestling coach Dale Hall. Hall is leading seven varsity wrestlers straight for State and they are going with a load of confidence. Freshman Jaylan Ruffin had to wrestle against...

Wrestling: past vs. present

Jayson Scott smiles with pride after winning his match against Scottsbluff.

Bryce Lee, Co-Editor in Chief

January 13, 2017

Wrestlers have been known to use extreme measures for weight loss. Twenty years ago, there weren’t any regulations to keep wrestlers from using drastic methods to lose weight. Arttie Parker,North Platte High s School TIES teacher, wrestled varsity at Hershey in the 1980’s and later wrestled a...

Ruff ‘N Rowdy

Sophomore Braiden Ruffin stands atop the podium at the State Wrestling tournament in Omaha, Nebraska on February 20, 2016

Thomas Hoatson, Layout Editor

March 4, 2016

A few years ago, a seventh grader by the name of Braiden Ruffin stood in head wrestling coach Dale Hall’s office at Adam’s Middle School. In the office is a picture of Hall embracing the 2012, 145-pound state champion Zack Denney ('12) after his championship match. Hall told Ruffin that when he ...

Coach Hall keeps it 300

Coach Dale Hall monitors one of the matches in the Dawg House.

Avery Munson, Layout Editor

February 8, 2016

Head wrestling coach Dale Hall is one of North Platte High School’s most beloved and respected coaches and his accomplishments keep piling up. Coach Hall just picked up his 300th Dual win which is a massive accomplishment in the world of wrestling. After picking up number 300 at McCook one week ago,...

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