Sonja Karp

What inspires us? What is it that gets us to put forth our very best effort and be the best selves we can possibly be?  Being involved in sports through the past several decades, I’ve watched teams that win, I’ve watched teams that almost win, I’ve watched teams that are on the brink of winning and...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter    The pressure is on for the Newcastle men’s swim team. So far, the squad has added a new qualifier or new event to the state slate in every weekend of competition, and last weekend, after competing in Worland on Friday and Douglas on Saturday, was no exception. Zade...

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Senior Kale Corley, above, got the chance to carry the ball in his last season as a Dogie and was awarded with being named to both the 2A All-Conference and All-State team, as coaches across the state acknowledged everything he brought to the field on both offense and defense. Holden McConkey, below, was the go-to ball carrier for the Dogies this season and was honored for his achievements by being named to the 2A East All-Conference team.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   Fall sports claim one last hurrah before giving way to winter sports which are poised to begin this weekend. Football and volleyball announced post-season honors in November, and several Dogies and Lady Dogies got the nod from coaches across the conference and state...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies dove into their 2020-2021 season Nov. 30, and though only seven young men make up the team, head coach Doug Scribner is looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish this year. “I think the season is looking really good,” he nodded. “We only...

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Aidan Coberly takes his turn being thrown in practice last Thursday. The Dogies/Bobcats are hard at work to prepare for their season.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogie/Bobcat wrestling crew are excited to open up their season in just a few short days, and co-head coach Lee McCoy is just as excited as his squad. Having only lost two seniors from last year’s team, and returning a two-time state champion, as well as several...

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Father BJ Ship comforts Newcastle swimmer Raeleigh Ship, 16, after she missed a state qualifying time by 1 second in the 100-yard freestyle during Thursday’s Last Chance Meet at the Campbell County Aquatic Center.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   It was the last chance for two Lady Dogies to get under the 3A state qualifying time in their events in order to be eligible to compete in an individual event at this week’s state meet in Laramie.  Raeleigh Shipp has been steadily dropping time in the 100 Free,...
… ends where your nose begins. When I was studying criminal justice to prepare for law school, this illustration of the limitations of individual rights really stuck with me.  We live in the ‘Land of the Free,’ but in order for all of us to be free, we are restricted in what we are allowed to do as...

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Gunner Ramsey shares a moment with his parents Dawn and Matt as the senior cross country runners were honored at last Friday’s home football game.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   For the second week in a row, the Dogies showed up and showed out as they finished in second through ninth place at Wright on Saturday and, in doing so, ran away with the team title. However, head coach Kathy Beehler admitted she was a little disappointed in how her...

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Becca Henkle put up her second best score of the weekend last Saturday in the Lady Dogies triple dual against Buffalo and Douglas at the Kozisek Aquatic Center. The senior has hit the qualifying mark three times this season, and took advantage of the opportunity to show off in front of her home crowd.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   It’s about the halfway point of the season for the Lady Dogie swimmers, and last weekend they got to host their first meet of the year as they welcomed Douglas, Buffalo, and Cheyenne South for back-to-back triple dual meets. On Friday, it was Cheyenne South and...

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Kale Corley muscled his way through the Big Horn defense in the Dogies’ loss to the Big Horn Rams last Friday. He ended the night with 35 yards in eight carries.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   After struggling with their offensive game the last couple of weeks, the Dogies were able to put together some drives against the Bighorn Rams last Friday that resulted in putting some points on the board at Schoonmaker Field.  Unfortunately, a few bad snaps and...

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