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Advance to Final Four EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Black Hills State men's basketball toppled the undefeated No. 1 Nova Southeastern, 77-67 Tuesday afternoon to advance to the Final Four. The Yellow Jackets (26-7, 17-4 RMAC) handed the Sharks their first loss (31-1), out-rebounding them with a season-high...
Both also earned All-MW LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 16, 2022) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has released its 2021-22 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership of 900-plus and University of Wyoming players Graham Ike and Hunter Maldonado were named to All-District...

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Hogan Tystad put his head down to split defenders as he attacked the rim Friday against the Bobcats. Tystad would finish the night with 4 points.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Newcastle High School Dogie hoopsters had only one contest this week, but it was an important one for the team as they began their quadrant re-match stretch with a long road trip to take on the Bobcats in Thermopolis.  When these two teams met earlier, Newcastle...

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Hunter McFarland pulls up for a jumper in the lane last Friday in Thermopolis. The junior helped her team to a 72-49 win over the Lady Bobcats, which is the Lady Dogies highest scoring game of the season.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   As the regular season winds down, the Lady Dogies continued their domination by picking up two more decisive wins over Bobcats last week against Upton on Tuesday, then improved their quadrant record to 4-0 in Thermopolis on Friday.  Tuesday’s contest against the 1A...
Mother Nature thwarted the first weekend of basketball for the Lady Dogies, which meant they missed out on three games of their season.  I was really happy that it worked out for both the boys and the girls to be able to find a time to make up their missed cross-conference games against Burns, and...

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Slade Roberson demonstrated his senior leadership in Friday night’s game against Big Horn by hitting the buzzer beater shot to secure the 31-29 win over the Rams.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogies’ home contest against the 2A Big Horn Rams on Friday may have started off a little slow, but the last four minutes were worth the price of admission as the team rallied from an 11-point deficit to pull out the 31-29 win with a final second bucket from Slade...

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MacKenzie “Mack the Gun” Conzelman went an incredible 5-5 from beyond the arc in the Lady Dogies dominating victory over the Lady Outlaws of Rawlins on Saturday. In the two games last weekend, the junior went 10-12 from 3-point land, shooting an unbelievable 83% from downtown. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   “Mack the Knife” has nothing on the Lady Dogies’ MacKenzie Conzelman, who is proving week after week that she is “Mack the Gun” because this junior is a shooter!  The Lady Dogies’ dominating wins over the Lady Rams of Big Horn on Friday and the Lady Outlaws on...

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The Douglas Bearcats were more than the Dogies could handle on Friday, but Newcastle rebounded well to get a win over Wheatland on Saturday in the Dome. Here Tate Engle took on the Bearcat defense for a shot at 2. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   It was another up and down weekend for the Dogies which began with losing their quadrant game to the Douglas Bearcats, 27-69, on Friday. However, they rebounded to end on a high note as they sought and secured revenge against the Wheatland Bulldogs at home on Saturday...

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Jaylen Ostenson took the ball hard to the rack several times in the Lady Dogies’ dominating win over the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs. Five buckets under the basket and hitting seven of 10 free-throws in the contest gave her 17 points on the night.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The David and Goliath epic battle comes to mind when thinking about the Lady Dogies’ thrilling game in Douglas Friday. The No. 1-ranked Douglas Lady Bearcats hadn’t been defeated by a 3A team in the state since the championship of the 3A state tournament in 2017, but...

Newcastle High School senior Aidan Chick attempts the basket as he narrowly beats the Thermopolis player to the net. 

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Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   It was a case of Jekyl and Hyde for the Dogies last weekend as they opened up quadrant play. On Friday, they hosted the Thermopolis Bobcats and came away with an exciting 58-55 win in overtime, then traveled to Buffalo and limped away suffering a 68-37 loss.  Head...

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