The Bulldogger

Strike-ing opportunity

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

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 Schools website, Unified Bowling is “a bowling team comprised of students with an intellectual disabil...

MIP FYI

Pictured above is School Resource Officer Johnson's police car in front of NPHS.

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 worse. Freshman Blaise Zeiler thinks that kids are simply getting into more trouble these days. “...

Ripping the record

Ripping the record

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 in January when I scored 457. He was just a name. Then I found out who Liewer really was--...

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...

Softley’s Story

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 from them. They don’t know the offense. They don’t know the defense. We are going to have...

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 is more than just a hobby. Sophomore Braydon Hanna has only been racing for two years. Over that...

Shattering Standards

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

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 tourney, he became the school’s first back to back champion. Ruffin breezed through his firs...

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, there will be an expectation of full focus, full effort, and full positivity through the toughest conditions....

Dive into the action

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

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 place. With changes comes challenges. This year, the swimmers are only getting three swimming lanes...

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 is one of those few. He won first place in the 1600-meter run at middle school state track last...

Dynamic Duals

North Platte's top two golfers looking fashionable before the meet on September 22.

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 got first place on Sept. 22 at the Gothenburg Dual at Iron Eagle Golf Course. This dual was a scra...

On the Burge of greatness

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

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 get frustrated, but you gotta get past that and just have fun. Biggest Success: When Branton [Flanders] and I got...

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