OMAHA, Neb. — 2022 must be the Year of the Irish considering that North Platte St. Pats continues to bring home hardware season after season.
At Burke Stadium on Saturday, NPSP not only won their first-ever State Championships in track & field but the Irish also swept the Class D team titles.
This serving as an exciting culmination to the uplifting and family-like culture that St. Pats has built throughout the season.
"I love all the things that our coaches have done, and I especially love the bond that our teammates make between each other and just how supportive that we are of doing our best and pushing each other to our limits," said NPSP sophomore Jarrett Miles.
"There's a lot of love in our program," said NPSP head coach Nate Stienike. "All of these kids do three sports together and they're fighting for each other, so they love when their teammates succeed and that's just awesome to see."
"We always say, it's more like family than it is a team," said NPSP senior Caleb Munson. "Everyone is so close and everyone is so support of each other. I think that's part of the reason we were so good."
This will also be Stienike's final year leading the Irish, so his athletes sent him off with the perfect parting gift.