Dawgs, Irish Take Floor for State (LISTEN LIVE on ESPN Radio 1410)

The North Platte Bulldogs and St. Patrick’s Irish are in Lincoln today to open the boys basketball state tournament. It’s the first time both teams from North Platte will play at state in 79 years. The Irish are the fourth seed in the Class C2 bracket. They take on Hartington Cedar Catholic in first-round play this morning at 10:45 AM. ESPN Radio 1410 will have live coverage starting with the pregame show at 10:30. At 2 PM, the Bulldogs will take center stage at the Devaney Center. They are the seventh seed in Class A, taking on two seed Omaha South. ESPN Radio 1410’s coverage will get underway at 1:45.

Seeds Set For Dawgs, Irish at Boys Basketball State Tourney

After last night’s boys basketball district final games, the North Platte Bulldogs and St. Patrick’s Irish learned their seeds for the state tournament next week. The Dawgs will be the seventh seed in the Class A bracket. They’ll face Omaha South in first-round play at 2 PM next Thursday. The Irish ended up with the fourth seed in the C2 field. That matches them up against Hartington Cedar Catholic at 10:45 AM. ESPN Radio 1410 will broadcast both first-round contests live.

Big Night For North Platte Hoops: Irish Win District, While Dawgs Clinch Wild Card

For the first time since 1934, the North Platte Bulldogs and St. Patrick’s Irish boys basketball teams are both going to the state tournament. The Irish won their way into the Class C2 field by defeating Hemingford 51-43 in the C2-6 district final in Sidney. Joseph Clinch scored 17 points and Mark Mayfield added 15 points, and the Irish sunk 12 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off a late Bobcats charge. The Irish are headed to state for the third straight season and the eleventh time overall. The Dawgs learned they would be the Class A Wild Card after the top five seeds in the class all won their district finals last night. It will be North Platte’s 37th trip to the state tourney, and their first since Danny Woodhead led the way to Lincoln in 2004. ESPN Radio 1410 will have coverage of the Dawgs and the Irish from the state tournament next Thursday.

Dawgs Hold Out Hope For Wild Card

The North Platte Bulldogs will be watching the scoreboard tonight. Despite their loss to Papio South in the first round of the A6 district on Saturday, the Dawgs’ state tourney dreams are still alive. If the top five seeds in Class A all win their districts tonight, the door is open for the Dawgs to earn the Wild Card spot. Omaha Central, Omaha South, Papillion-La Vista, Omaha Benson and Millard West all must win for North Platte to make their first trip to state since 2004.

Lady Dawgs Eliminated From District Tournament

The North Platte Lady Bulldogs season came to an end last night in Millard. They lost a nip-and-tuck battle to Kearney, 45-41, in the first round of the A2 district. The Lady Dawgs battled back from a 10-point second half deficit and briefly held a lead with three minutes left, but the Bearcats were able to hit free throws down the stretch to win. Ashten Hernandez led North Platte with 10 points in the loss. The Lady Dawgs finish with an 11-12 record.

BASKETBALL: Subdistricts Continue; Lady Dawgs at Districts Tonight; Dawgs to Host

The action cranks up in the boys basketball subdistricts tonight. At the C2-11 subdistrict in McCook, the St. Pat’s Irish and Hershey Panthers renew their rivalry in the first round, with the Irish looking to move towards a third straight state appearance. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 5:45 and the tip-off at 6. St. Pat’s isn’t the only Lincoln County team to be a top seed. Wallace has the number one spot in the D2-10 subdistrict. They play Hayes Center tonight in Cambridge. The Brady Eagles face Anselmo-Merna in the first round of the D2-9 subdistrict in Gothenburg. And after a win over Sutherland last night, Maxwell gets a crack at undefeated Paxton in the D1-11 subdistrict.

The class A girls basketball districts open tonight as well. The North Platte Lady Bulldogs take on Kearney at Millard West High School in round one of the A-2 district. The game will tip off at 7:15, following the Millard West-Omaha Bryan game.

The Bulldog boys will host the Class A-6 district. They’ll take on Papio South on 5:30 on Saturday, with a game between Omaha North and Omaha Bryan to follow. The A-6 championship game will be held Tuesday.

BASKETBALL: Dawgs Likely to Host District; C/D Subdistricts Open Tonight

It won’t be made official by the NSAA until Tuesday, but it appears that the North Platte Bulldogs boys basketball team will be hosting a Class A district as one of the top seven teams in the class in the Wild Card standings. As of Sunday night the Dawgs sat sixth in Wild Card points. They would host a district that would bring Omaha North, Omaha Bryan and Papillion-La Vista South to the Dawghouse. First round play in the boys Class A districts begins on Saturday.

Boys basketball subdistrict play in the C and D classes begins tonight with the play-in games in subdistricts with five teams. The Maxwell Wildcats and Sutherland Sailors will face each other in the D1-11 subdistrict play-in game tonight at 7 PM at the McGahan Activities Center in North Platte. Sutherland, the fourth seed, won both regular season meetings against Maxwell. The winner of this one gets the unenviable task of facing unbeaten Paxton on Tuesday night.

WRESTLING: State Tournament Day One Results

2013 NSAA Championships Results for North Platte

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A113 – Jonah Navarrete (26-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Kile (Hastings) 37-8 won by decision over Jonah Navarrete (North Platte) 26-7 (Dec 4-0)

A120 – Aaron Houser (29-4) placed 6th and scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Houser (North Platte) 29-4 won by major decision over Louden Adkins (Omaha Central) 13-13 (Maj 13-1)
Quarterfinal – Aaron Houser (North Platte) 29-4 won by decision over Alex Schriner (Lincoln Pius X) 31-6 (Dec 6-0)

A126 – Colton Thompson (26-20) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Colton Thompson (North Platte) 26-20 won by decision over Austin Martz (Lincoln East) 21-19 (Dec 10-3)
Quarterfinal – Caleb Licking (Norfolk) 35-10 won by major decision over Colton Thompson (North Platte) 26-20 (Maj 9-1)

A132 – Dylan Petersen (25-18) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Hayden Hanson (Creighton Preparatory School) 16-3 won by pin over Dylan Petersen (North Platte) 25-18 (Pin 2:32)

A138 – Paul Kraye (31-10) placed 6th and scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Paul Kraye (North Platte) 31-10 won by decision over Huy Truong (Hastings) 29-15 (Dec 5-0)
Quarterfinal – Paul Kraye (North Platte) 31-10 won in sudden victory – 1 over Matthew Mcgruder (Creighton Preparatory School) 22-4 (SV-1 3-1)

A152 – Shawn Roblee (25-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Shanon Jackson (Omaha Central) 24-9 won by pin over Shawn Roblee (North Platte) 25-9 (Pin 5:34)

A160 – Dylon Mlady (28-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Knudson (Creighton Preparatory School) 13-10 won by decision over Dylon Mlady (North Platte) 28-19 (Dec 7-2)

A170 – Grant Holscher (38-4) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Grant Holscher (North Platte) 38-4 won by decision over Zach Bell (Lincoln Pius X) 17-7 (Dec 6-3)
Quarterfinal – Preston Lauterbach (Bellevue West) 36-0 won by pin over Grant Holscher (North Platte) 38-4 (Pin 1:32)

A220 – Martin Sellers (17-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Quinton Ross (Kearney) 38-5 won by pin over Martin Sellers (North Platte) 17-19 (Pin 1:03)

2013 NSAA Championships Results for North Platte St. Patrick`s
st-patsC106 – Trey Dodson (35-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – David Jimenez (Shelton/Kenesaw) 38-2 won by major decision over Trey Dodson (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 35-10 (Maj 14-5)

C113 – Nathan Chrisman (37-9) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Chrisman (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 37-9 won by decision over Wesley Pomajzl (Wilber-Clatonia) 22-13 (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Frederick (Battle Creek) 35-5 won by pin over Nathan Chrisman (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 37-9 (Pin 3:51)

C132 – Adam Pasquinelly (33-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – David Gross (St. Paul) 20-8 won by major decision over Adam Pasquinelly (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 33-9 (Maj 11-2)

C160 – Joel Melton (36-10) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Joel Melton (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 36-10 won by pin over Chris Gillming (Shelton/Kenesaw) 27-15 (Pin 2:48)
Quarterfinal – Caleb Thomas (Wakefield) 41-5 won by pin over Joel Melton (North Platte St. Patrick`s) 36-10 (Pin 3:34)

2013 NSAA Championships Results for Hershey
hershey-panthersC106 – Tucker Hicks (30-11) placed 6th and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tucker Hicks (Hershey) 30-11 won in sudden victory – 1 over Austin Olson (Minden) 24-15 (SV-1 6-4)
Quarterfinal – Tucker Hicks (Hershey) 30-11 won by pin over Lucas Miller (Crofton) 17-6 (Pin 5:10)

C126 – Chayton Crow (36-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dion Nemec (O`Neill) 35-16 won by decision over Chayton Crow (Hershey) 36-10 (Dec 7-2)

C145 – Jacob Thompson (29-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Metzler (Tekamah-Herman) 38-1 won by decision over Jacob Thompson (Hershey) 29-15 (Dec 9-6)

2013 NSAA Championships Results for Maxwell
Maxwell-WildcatsD132 – Ethan Lunkwitz (32-8) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Lunkwitz (Maxwell) 32-8 won by pin over Brandon Bowers (Bayard) 20-21 (Pin 4:57)
Quarterfinal – Toby Nordmeyer (East Butler) 27-3 won by pin over Ethan Lunkwitz (Maxwell) 32-8 (Pin 2:49)

D145 – Drew Riggs (35-3) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Kenning (Thayer Central) 33-11 won by decision over Drew Riggs (Maxwell) 35-3 (Dec 6-1)

D152 – Jaylon Sturdivant (36-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Patrick Dempsey (Friend) 43-6 won by pin over Jaylon Sturdivant (Maxwell) 36-5 (Pin 4:48)

D170 – Taylor Mckeeman (30-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Wragge (Howells-Dodge) 36-11 won by pin over Taylor Mckeeman (Maxwell) 30-13 (Pin 3:02)

D195 – Dylan Gage (38-3) placed 6th and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Gage (Maxwell) 38-3 won by pin over Justin Dearmont (North Central) 21-17 (Pin 2:36)
Quarterfinal – Dylan Gage (Maxwell) 38-3 won by decision over Chase Doncheske (Palmer) 23-14 (Dec 3-1)

2013 NSAA Championships Results for Sutherland
Sutherland-SailorsD120 – Collin Fleecs (30-10) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Collin Fleecs (Sutherland) 30-10 won by decision over Sean Mendlik (Archbishop Bergan) 24-15 (Dec 6-4)
Quarterfinal – Mack James (Franklin) 37-5 won by pin over Collin Fleecs (Sutherland) 30-10 (Pin 1:30)

D126 – Chandler Tyan (35-1) placed 6th and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chandler Tyan (Sutherland) 35-1 won by pin over Kyle Wilkinson (Neligh-Oakdale) 31-17 (Pin 2:37)
Quarterfinal – Chandler Tyan (Sutherland) 35-1 won by decision over Adam Carlson (Sutton) 33-10 (Dec 10-4)

D160 – Zachary Blake (23-18) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Garret Dockweiler (South Loup) 28-6 won by major decision over Zachary Blake (Sutherland) 23-18 (Maj 14-1)

D170 – Landan Fear (18-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Jackson (Meridian) 36-10 won by pin over Landan Fear (Sutherland) 18-14 (Pin 0:47)

D195 – Nathaniel Foster (16-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Levi Smith (Superior) 25-7 won by pin over Nathaniel Foster (Sutherland) 16-15 (Pin 1:50)

BASKETBALL: Dawgs, Lady Dawgs Hope to Stay Hot on Senior Night (LISTEN LIVE on ESPN Radio 1410)

It’s Senior Night for the North Platte Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. As the class A basketball regular season comes to a close this weekend, the Dawgs and Lady Dawgs host Lexington in their final home games. The boys come into the game on an eight-game winning streak, while the girls are on a five-game tear. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action from the Dawghouse. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30, prior to the girls game tipping at 5:45.

WRESTLING: Strong Showing For Lincoln County Schools as Twenty-Six Make State

Twenty-six Lincoln County wrestlers are headed to Omaha this weekend for the state tournament after district action this weekend. Nine North Platte Bulldogs qualified at the A3 district, with Jonah Navarrette, Aaron Houser, and Colton Thompson taking individual championships. In the C4 district, St. Pat’s got four wrestlers qualified for state, along with three Hershey Panther grapplers. Maxwell qualified five wrestlers in the D3 district, and Sutherland also qualified five in the D4 district. Maxwell also qualified for the first ever state team dual championships as well.

State qualifying wrestlers:

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Jonah Navarrete – 113

Aaron Houser – 120

Colton Thompson- 126

Dylan Peterson – 132

Paul Kraye – 138

Shawn Roblee – 152

Dylon Mlady – 160

 

Grant Holscher – 170

Martin Sellers – 220

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Trey Dodson – 106

Nathan Chrisman – 113

Adam Pasquinelly – 132

Joel Melton – 160

hershey-panthers

 

Tucker Hicks – 106

Chayton Crow – 126

Jacob Thompson – 145

Maxwell-Wildcats

 

Ethan Lunkwitz – 132

Drew Riggs – 145

Jaylon Sturdivant – 152

Taylor McKeeman – 170

Dylan Gage – 195

Sutherland-Sailors

 

Colin Fleecs – 120

Chandler Tyan – 126

Zachary Blake – 160

Landon Fear – 170

Nathaniel Foster – 195