The Bulldogger

Aaron Franz walks away after his turn in the Unified Bowling meet in Gerring

Strike-ing opportunity

What Unified Bowling is all about and why people do it.
Mac Hardy, Staff Writer November 22, 2019

  You walk into the bowling alley and you see about 45 high school students bowling, coaching, and cheering on each other on. This is Unified Bowling.  As described by the North Platte Public...

Pictured above is School Resource Officer Johnsons police car in front of NPHS.


A closer look into NPHS students' use of drugs and alcohol
Sierra Winder, News Editor September 27, 2019

37 and 48. That is how many  minor in possession (MIP) arrests have been recorded in North Platte High School students in 2016 versus 2019. There are multiple theories about why these numbers are getting...

Ripping the record

Ripping the record

The man behind the name on the wall
Jon Brouillette, Layout, Business Editor February 22, 2019

His name is one of the many we pass on our way to the locker room: Jareb Liewer. 11-dives. 419 points. Year: 2000. Knocking his name off of that board was my goal this year; a feat I accomplished...

New coach, who dis?

New coach, who dis?

Girl tennis team gets an old face as a new coach
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...

Softley’s Story

Business teacher Curt Softley is the new girls basketball coach
Josie Koubek, Online Editor November 17, 2017

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...

Moto X madness

Moto X madness

Princess Saguban, News Editor April 7, 2017

  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...

North Plattes Braiden Ruffin wrestles against Braden Trimble of Millard South in his championship match on February 18, 2017.

Shattering Standards

Will Stone, Sports Editor March 1, 2017

Braiden Ruffin, champion again. After finishing his junior season with just two losses, the North Platte junior topped the podium at the CenturyLink Center. As one of five NPHS wrestlers at this year’s...

Kate the Great

Kate the Great

Syble Heffernan, Editor in Chief December 2, 2016

Run, shoot, score, rebound, defend, pass, run the other way, repeat. This is the approaching reality for the Lady Dawgs basketball team this season. With only twelve girls out for the sport this year,...

Senior Quentone Larson. practicing his dives for an upcoming competition.

Dive into the action

Princess Saguban, News Editor December 2, 2016

Swim and dive season has just begun. Divers are elegantly gliding through the air and swimmers tearing up the water. A new season brings its challenges as usual, but this year a bigger change will take...

On the climb to cut some time

On the climb to cut some time

Avery Munson, Layout Editor October 7, 2016

In every sport there is that one breakthrough player who comes out of nowhere and surprises everyone. It’s not very often that a freshman is already at the top of the team. This year, freshman Joel Bradley...

North Plattes top two golfers looking fashionable before the meet on September 22.

Dynamic Duals

Savanna States, Staff Writer October 7, 2016

Senior Morgan Lashley and sophomore Riley Smith are so in sync they they can read each other's minds. “I like golf tourneys like I like my eggs; scrambled,” the girls said in unison. Lashley and Smith...

Senior Derrick Burge zeroes in on an incoming ball, preparing for a good hit

On the Burge of greatness

Syble Heffernan, Editor in Chief September 16, 2016

Name: Derrick Burge Grade: Senior Age: 18 Height: 6’3” Hair Color: Blonde Relationship Status: Single Biggest Challenge: My serves and staying in the game mentally. Sometimes it’s easy to...

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