cross country

Last Thursday, the Dogie Cross Country squads headed to Belle Fourche where temperatures were expected to climb into the high 90s. As such, start time was moved up to 9 a.m. rather than 1 p.m., but although the heat did not become a factor, the air quality was less than desirable with the smoke...

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The Dogies were off and running last Thursday in their opening, and only home, meet of the season. Pictured left to right are Logan Olson, Archer Ohnstad, Ben Carter, Sam Scribner, Caleb Hoover, Thatcher Troftgruben and Sam Cunningham.

 
The starting pistol went off for the Dogie and Lady Dogie cross country teams as they began their 2022 season with their home meet at the Newcastle Country Club golf course on Thursday. Though the turnout for the meet was less than what head coach Kathy Beehler was hoping to see, she was pleased...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogie Cross Country team wrapped up their regular season Friday in Gillette at their invitational meet. Up against several 4A teams, and running on a challenging course, both the ladies and the men had their work cut out for them. Head coach Kathy Beehler was...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   It was a beautiful day for running Thursday in Sturgis, and the Newcastle cross country team took full advantage of the weather to make improvements pretty much across the board. Mathew Drake, who ran varsity, all but one JV runner, and every girl on the Lady Dogies...

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Avery Chick accepts his second place medal in the Dogies’ home meet at the Newcastle Country Club on Friday. With the first race under his belt, Chick is ranked third in the 3A East Conference and 13th in the state for 3A.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   For the third consecutive year, the Newcastle High School Cross Country team started their season at the Newcastle Country Club golf course, hosting their one and only home meet on Friday. The Dogies finished third overall as a team in the varsity division with 52...

Photo courtesy of Cindy Rhoades

Returning All-Conference senior Avery Chick proves to all that running is fun as he smiles for the camera during a competition last year. Head coach Kathy Beehler is looking to Chick to lead his team to success in 2021.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogie men placed second at the 3A East Conference meet in 2020, and though the squad lost some strong competitors to graduation, head coach Kathy Beehler was quick to note that she has some strong runners returning.  “We definitely lost some of our top runners,...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies made the incredibly long drive to Afton last Thursday, hoping to finish their season strong at the 3A State Cross Country Meet. Unfortunately, the deck was stacked against the Dogies with a couple of runners dealing with injuries and illnesses, the...

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Carson Bock, on the right, gives it his all to try to maintain his victory, which was just a few feet away at the Conference meet Friday. Unfortunately, he mistook the location of the finish line, which his Bison opponent used to steal the 3A East Conference championship from him.

 
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The thrill of victory was at Carson Bock’s fingertips last Thursday at the 3A East Conference Cross Country meet in Douglas, but a misunderstanding of where the finish line was located and a competitor hot on his heels forced Bock to taste the agony of defeat. “I...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Newcastle Cross Country team had an unexpected week off from competition last week as they were disinvited from their scheduled meet in Gillette due to Campbell County inviting too many schools. As such, head coach Kathy Beehler used their final regular season...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   Give an athlete a challenge and watch him rise to it. Dogie Cross Country coach Kathy Beehler did just that to her men a couple of weeks ago when she told them they needed to be running in the 17s, and last Friday three young men proved that not only were they able...

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