3A East Regional Tournament

Head coach Chad Ostenson’s Lady Dogies came home a little battered and bruised following the 3A Regional Tournament last weekend, but they earned another week of play after punching their ticket to the State Tournament with their third place finish.  On their way to third place, Newcastle bested...

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Above, McKenzie Rose sacrificed her body going for a dig in the Lady Dogies loser-out contest against Moorcroft on Saturday afternoon. Newcastle would sweep the Lady Wolves to punch their ticket to the state tournament this weekend.

The Lady Dogies punched their ticket to the Big Dance — otherwise known as the 3A State Volleyball Tournament — last weekend by taking third place at the 3A East Regional Tournament in Wheatland.  From match one against Rawlins to their third place win over Buffalo, the Lady Dogies were there to...
The Lady Dogies wrapped up their regular season by playing rematch contests against Glenrock and Buffalo Friday and Saturday. The outcome of both of these matches were vital in the seeding for the upcoming 3A East Regional Tournament, as the race was tight between Moorcroft, Buffalo and the Lady...

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Newcastle High School’s Haven Vrana (106) picked up a quick pin over Waylon Milnes of Wheatland in the consolation semi-finals, guaranteeing the freshman a state tournament berth. Vrana was bested in the third place match, but will go into the tournament with a fourth place seed. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Newcastle/Upton was host for the 3A East Regional Tournament on Friday, and head coach Lee McCoy’s squad showed up and showed out for their hometown fans. The squad qualified 10 for the state tournament with six earning seeding for that event. As a team, the Dogies...

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Dylon Tidyman led his team in scoring during the season and the 3A East Regional Tournament last weekend. The senior ended his career on Friday in the loser out game against Douglas, but leaves his mark on Dogie basketball as the fifth all-time scorer, the fourth all-time rebounder and the first all-time in steals. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies have had a difficult season, but things were picking up as they headed into the 3A East Regional Tournament last Thursday. The team had clinched a couple of conference wins, one of which was in the quadrant, late in the season so were heading into post-...

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Jaylen Ostenson had an outstanding Regional tournament in every column of the stat sheet. Pictured here, she pushed the ball up the court hard against Khayla Otero of the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   It’s been four years since the Lady Dogies have earned a state tournament berth, but on the backs of freshmen and inexperienced upperclassmen, Newcastle was a force to be reckoned with in the 3A East Regional Tournament last weekend in the Dogie Dome. Head coach...

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Above, Jacob Rhoades (145) drives hard and throws his opponent at the 3A East Regional Tournament last weekend in Buffalo. The senior qualified for the State Tournament next weekend in Casper. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies/Bobcats went into the 3A East Regional Tournament last weekend determined to qualify as many wrestlers as possible for the State Tournament and vie for a top placing as a team.  When the dust cleared on Saturday afternoon, 11 of the 17 athletes on the...

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Kelsey Bennett got underneath a hard driven ball, as Honesty Olson prepares for the set in the Lady Dogies’ context against Rawlins on Friday morning.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   As the four seed from the Northeast quadrant, the Lady Dogies had the toughest draw of the 3A East Regional Tournament last Friday as they were tasked with taking on the eventual Regional Champs in the first round.  The Lady Outlaws of Rawlins entered the tournament...

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