For the first time in NPHS history the Girls Golf program can say they are the best in the state. They dominated the two day Class A state championship with a team score of 660, 23 strokes better then 2nd place Lincoln Pius X.
Three Lady Dawgs placed in the top ten with Karsen Morrison coming in 3rd overall, Baylee Steele capturing 5th and Maya Lashley coming in 9th.
Activities director Jordan Cudney had this to say about the win:
"BRING THAT TROPHY BACK TO NORTH PLATTE!!!! Your Lady Bulldogs Golf Team has just won the 2020 CLASS A STATE GIRLS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP!!! They defeated the runner up team from Pius X by an 23 strokes en route to the team championship!! Your Lady Dawgs were paced by Karsen Morrison who placed 3rd, Baylee Steele who placed 5th, Maya Lashley who placed 9th, Abbigail Jones and Kaylee Carlson tied for 36th.
This championship is the exclamation point on a TREMENDOUS 2020 golf season and we at NPHS are SO PROUD of all the girls on the team as well as Coach Jim Orcutt and Coach Matt Kaminski!!! They have been a shining example of what we want all of our activity programs to be here at North Platte High School in and out of the arena of competition!!
Thank you Baylee and Maya for your leadership and competitiveness during your four years as a Bulldog golfer. You have left a legacy for girls to come to follow!! Thank you to Coach Jim Orcutt and Coach Matt Kaminiski for your dedication to helping these young ladies reach their potential as golfers, but more importantly, you have helped in the process of making these young ladies great student athletes for NPHS!! Thank you parents and the North Platte community for all the support and encouragement you have provided this team and these coaches. What we have at North Platte is TRULY SPECIAL!!
We will celebrate the girls multiple times when they get back from the state championship! First, there will be a POLICE ESCORT when they return back from Norfolk later on tonight. Second, we will recognize them during the Homecoming Pep Rally tomorrow (10.14.2020). Finally, we will recognize them again prior to the varsity football game vs Millard West on Friday (10.16.2020)!! Again, congratulations to all of the girls and coaches on a season to remember!! #WTMB #toughtogether