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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...

Acing the competition

Bergeron finishes his serve, during the dual against McCook, on September, 24

Joe Stone, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Spending over 150 hours on the tennis courts in just three months may seem crazy, but for senior Greg Bergeron that’s completely normal.  “My dad and I were out there on the courts for 2-3 hours everyday,” said Bergeron. His dad was also pushing him to be a better player every step of the way. ...

Argentinian smashing it at NPHS

Zanguitu in the ready position for a return during practice at Cody Park.

Beckett Allen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Spending a year away from your family 6,000 miles away is something most students wouldn't do, but senior Juan Zanguitu is up for the challenge. Zanguitu, a native of Treinta de Agosto, Argentina, is here in North Platte with Rotary Youth Exchange, an international student exchange program. “...

Dawgs at State

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2018

  One school, four State qualifying sports teams. This year, North Platte High got the chance to send softball, tennis, cross country and girls golf to the Nebraska State competition. On October 11, the boys’ tennis team competed at the State meet in Lincoln. Senior Avery Munson went 25-12 during the seaso...

Serving up a storm

Senior Avery Munson hitting a return at the McCook dual on September 18th.

Anam Vaziri, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

For senior Avery Munson, tennis is not just a sport; it’s a lifestyle. Since the age of 9, Munson has been taking tennis lessons two to three times a week, participating in tournaments around the state, going to camps all around the Midwest, and never failing to put in everything he’s got. Flash forwa...

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...

Overcoming Obstacles

Jordynn Simpson returns a volley during tennis practice.

Soha Vaziri, Advertisement Editor

April 7, 2017

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...

Onto the next one: fall sports recap

Senior Trevon Weaver stands alone on the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Bulldog's 59-12 victory against Omaha Bryan.

Will Stone, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016

The tears flowed freely, guys were sobbing. This marked the end of Bulldog football for 28 gentleman. A season with highs and lows ended with a bang against the Omaha Bryan Bears on senior night. A 3rd-and-17 screen pass that senior Jayden Songster turned into an eye-popping highlight started the scoring...

No excuses, just produces

Joe Roessler preparing for a forehand shot.

Princess Saguban, News Editor

October 7, 2016

Senior Joe Roessler, started playing tennis his sophomore year. “I didn’t have any friends when I started playing, and I wanted to stay active,”  Roessler said. Along with learning a new sport, Roessler had to overcome another challenge, Type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabete...

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...

A little short on the court

North Platte Lady's tennis qualifiers at Koch Tennis Center on Thursday, May 19.

Thomas Hoatson, Layout Editor

May 19, 2016

Senior Taylor Kramer and junior Jordynn Simpson defeated Millard South 6-2, 6-3 in the first round at the state tennis competition in Omaha on Thursday. Going into the day Simpson said, "The most important thing is playing as a team and not playing by yourself. We need to be aggressive at the net, and...

Order on the court

North Platte tennis players outside the new Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Complex.

May 6, 2016

Members of the North Platte High School Boys’ and Girls’ tennis team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, to watch a University of Nebraska tennis meet on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The visit to Lincoln provided a unique experience for the students to learn. Senior Brennan Ricks said, “I learned that it ...

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