Bridgeport News-Blade


Monument Marathon

Kevin Myers
Printed on a sign at the Platte Valley Companies Marathon held on Saturday, September 25 was this phrase, “13.1 miles ‘cause you’re only ½ crazy.” If this is true, what does that say about people that run the whole marathon, or 26.2 miles?

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Chuck Murrell begins new chapter

Kevin Myers
After 31 years of sorting mail and greeting people with a smile, Chuck Murrell is officially retiring from the U.S. Postal Service to move on to the next chapter of his life. “The time was right for me to retire,” the Bridgeport native indicated during the open house held for him on Tuesday, September 30th at the Broadwater Post Office, and he indicated that he is looking forward to taking some time off before pursuing his next passion.

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See you at the pole

Several Bridgeport youth gathered at the flagpole located south of the high school to pray for their school, fellow students, staff and community during the annual “See you at the pole” event, which began in 1990 at a high school located in Burleson, Texas, when a group of teenagers gathered at the flagpole on their campus to pray for their school and fellow students.

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Bulldog runners finish fourth in the Panhandle Classic

Stephanie Connelly, Staff, Paw Prints
The Bridgeport Bulldog Cross Country team finished fourth with 107 points during the Panhandle Classic meet ran on Tuesday, September 23rd at Scottsbluff Country Club. Gering won the meet with 37 points, followed by Mitchell with 59 points and Scottsbluff with 65 points respectfully. Individually, Declan Jefferies earned an eighth place medal completing the 3.1 mile course with a time of 18:31.4, followed by Andrew Nelson in 14th with a time of 19:03.2. Ryan Gomez crossed the finish line with a time of 20:30.0 for 30th, followed by Jack Linders with a time of 20:32.1 capturing 31st respectfully.

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Controlling the line of scrimmage

Bridgeport’s Connor Wiggins (75) and Will Frerichs (56) form a wall as they push back Cambridge defensive linemen Alex Burke (63) and Josh Holtze (55) during the Bulldogs’ 38-20 victory over the Trojans on Friday, September 24 in Cambridge.

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Bulldogs capture win at Cambridge

Tiffaney Connelly Staff, Paw Prints
The Bulldogs capture their second win of the year as they traveled to Cambridge and defeated the Trojans 38-20 on Friday, September 26th. Bridgeport used a big first  half as they put 25 points on the scoreboard to take a 25-14 lead into the locker room. After stopping Cambridge on their opening possession, the Bulldogs used a 13-play drive capped off by a Wyatt Pankowski five yard touchdown run. Austin Hartman kicked the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. A recovered Trojan fumble by Logan Linch helped the Bulldogs increase their lead to 13-0.