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Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The combined Newcastle/Upton wrestling team closed out their 2018-2019 season last weekend, sending 12 members to compete at the 3A State Meet in Casper. Though the weekend didn’t turn out exactly as the Dogie/Bobcat team had hoped, head coach Lee McCoy was pleased...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   It was a long trip for the Newcastle Dogie Speech team as they travelled to North Platte, Nebraska last weekend for their District Speech Meet.  The Hole in the Wall District is spread from Sheridan to Spearfish to Cheyenne and then well into the eastern part of...

Sawyer Roberson, the Dogies inside man, worked hard underneath the basket all night, pulling down rebounds against the Thermopolis Bobcats on Thursday. (Photo by Sonja Karp/NLJ)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Newcastle Dogies ended their regular season of play with a great deal riding on the outcome of their three contests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as Regional seeding would be decided based on the outcome of the first two games against Thermopolis and Douglas...

Makenzie Wagoner goes hard to the rack during the Lady Dogies’ late game run last Thursday against the Lady Bobcats of Thermopolis. (Photo by Sonja Karp/NLJ)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Lady Dogies nabbed a big win over Wheatland on the Lady Bulldogs’ home court last Saturday, and after losses against Douglas and Thermopolis the two days prior, head coach Chad Ostenson was very pleased to see his team rebound to get the win to close out their...

Lexus Voelker was tasked with playing the point against the defensive pressure of the Lady Bison last Saturday. Though she struggled to get her shots to fall, the senior leader was solid for her team on the night. (Photo courtesy of Jonny Clinton, Buffalo Bulletin)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Lady Dogies weathered the latest wintry blast on Saturday as they traveled to Buffalo for a rematch against the Lady Bison. Though the score once again gave the Johnson County team a decisive victory, head coach Chad Ostenson’s squad cut the margin of defeat...

Isaiah Brooks stepped up for the Dogies last Saturday in their loss to Buffalo, tying Dylon Tidyman as leading scorer with seven points on the night. (Photo courtesy of Jonny Clinton, Buffalo Bulletin)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   For the second time this season the Dogies were minus a key player when they took on the number one-ranked Buffalo Bison last Saturday, and for the second time, the Johnson County team got the better of head coach Allen Von Eye’s crew, 68-31. “We started off pretty...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Newcastle Dogie Swim team sent five individual swimmers to compete at the 3A State Swim meet in Laramie last Friday and Saturday, the most head coach Doug Scribner has ever had qualify for the culminating meet. Though only one was able to live to compete on...

Lauren Steveson had one of her best offensive games of the season against Chadron last Saturday, despite remaining scoreless on the night. Pictured here, Steveson made her offensive presence known against the Big Horn Lady Rams the previous week as well. (Photo by Bob Bonnar/NLJ)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   After winter weather limited the Lady Dogies to only two days of practice last week, the crew was challenged to take on Chadron, Nebraska at their house on Saturday. Head coach Chad Ostenson admitted that even he was not feeling as prepared as he would have liked,...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   A week of weather related cancellation of practices combined with the onset of illness resulted in the Dogies being a little unprepared to go up against the Chadron Cardinals last Saturday in Nebraska.  The Nebraska squad, however, went into the contest determined...

Senior Gavin Durfee of Upton wrestled his last home match where he got the better of his opponent in an exhibition contest on Feb. 8. (Photo by Sonja Karp/NLJ)

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogie/Bobcat grapplers hosted their last regular season match on Friday as the Douglas Bearcats braved the elements to come to Newcastle. Being just a dual between the two teams the event was short, but according to head coach Lee McCoy it wasn’t all that sweet...

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