Three North Platte High School divers prepare for the Cornhusker State Games

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)--- Three divers from North Platte High School are among a large group from Lincoln County headed to the Cornhusker State Games.

After a couple of the divers attended a popular diving camp in Indiana along with a McCook diver and coach, they decided it would be a good chance to improve their skills, watch some competition and get some exposure.
But these three have put in a lot of time this summer to prepare for the games.

Senior diver at NPHS Riley Smith said, "Since it's summer, we're practicing completely on our own, on our own time, on our own agenda. I've been practicing close to every day in preparation for state games. It's kind of difficult as far as practices because we don't have a coach and it's hard to get us all together so we just kind of deal with what we have."

Sophomore diver at NPHS Jonathan Brouillette said, "I've been practicing a lot but it hasn't been every day. I used to go to Cody pool a lot and also we come here to practice but you can't really use the fulcrum so we started going to McCook every once in a while. We went there twice and that's like because they have a boards set on a looser setting so we can really like practice and get as much height as we need."

"Well I've been going every day for about 3 or 4 weeks, to the pool every day. Just trying new dives and just trying to get them perfected for the games," said junior diver Nick Anderson.