First off, we want to say congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team for their A-2 District Runner Up last week which allowed them to qualify as a team for the Class A State Cross Country meet TODAY at the Kearney C.C.! Also, we want to say congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on their third place finish in the A-4 District meet which allowed them to also qualify for the Class A State Cross Country meet TODAY at the Kearney C.C.! It has been a tremendous season by both of these teams and we look forward to another great performance today!!!
Second, we want to say congratulations to the NPHS Marching Band and the "Superior" they received at their marching competition this past weekend in Lincoln, NE. They have continued to improve each week and they are ready to put it on display ONE MORE TIME as they compete tomorrow in the NSBA State Competition at Kearney High School at 8:00 PM.
Finally, e want to say congratulations to the Bulldog Football team for securing a spot in the 2021 Class A Playoffs with a dramatic 27-24 win over Millard West last Friday night!! Depending on the outcome of tonight's game and other game across the state, the Dawgs could be in position to HOST A PLAYOFF GAME for the second year in a row!!!!
Lot's of great things going on in Bulldog Nation right now that we all can get behind and cheer for!!! Here is to another GREAT WEEK ahead and look forward to seeing you all out there at our various events and competitions!!!
4 BULLDOG ACTIVITIES FUNDAMENTALS
HARD WORK: Never any replacement for hard work....As Coach Van Horn (Who I had the pleasure of coaching with at Crete High School) would shout as the Cardinal Football players were going through conditioning at the end of practice...HARD WORK PAYS OFF!!!! And it would get to a point every season that the players would be telling each other that to encourage themselves as they were working through those conditioning sessions!!!
DETAILS/ORGANIZATION: As we get closer to the end of the season for some, hit the midpoint of the season for others, or think about the start of season for yet another group, I am reminded about making sure all the bases are covered and that you have a plan in place for where you want to take the students under your care.
COMMUNICATION: DO NOT LET UP in your communication to your stakeholders....Continue to let them know what is going on within your program and provide the details to them for any trips you are taking well in advance so parents/guardians can plan ahead.
FOCUS ON PROCESS: We are starting to reach the part of the season where all the time and effort spent in practice and learning about your teams through competition should start resulting in INCREASED performance and confidence as we near postseason play. I look forward to seeing these changes within our programs and the effort and execution our teams will compete with the next few weeks!