Newcastle High School

Prell's mugshot provided by the Weston County Sheriff's Office

A longtime volunteer firefighter and coach was arrested last month, and is being charged with sexual assault and multiple counts of first and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor who was under his supervision in 2015 and 2016.   Lovell James “Jim” Prell, 45, of Newcastle, was bound over to the...
The Dogies/Bobcats had another busy week as they traveled to Wright on Thursday for a dual, and then headed to Belle Fourche for a tournament on Friday and Saturday. Head coach Lee McCoy was pleased with how his team performed over the weekend as they got the better of the Panthers by a score of 39...

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Dogie head coach Allen Von Eye gets his starters hyped to play the Glenrock Herders on Friday.

The Newcastle Dogies got off to a slow start in their game against the Herders in Glenrock Friday. If not for a low scoring first quarter, head coach Allen Von Eye’s hoopsters actually out-scored the Herders, but couldn’t hang on for the win down the stretch, so lost the contest 48-56.   “We were...
As the Newcastle High School men’s swimming season creeps closer to the end, the Dogies were unable to add any new qualifiers to the state slate, however, as the two-day event in Gillette got under way on Friday, things were looking good for head coach Doug Scribner’s squad.   “We had a really good...

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The Lady Dogie starting five huddle up as the Lady Herders starters were announced. The squad made it clear in the first quarter that they were there to play, out-scoring Glenrock 26-8.

Mother Nature changed the weekend plans for basketball across the state last weekend, but the Lady Dogies took advantage of what turned out to be their only game on Friday by dominating the Lady Herders on their home court in Glenrock. When the final buzzer blew, head coach Chad Ostenson’s crew...

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Sonja Karp, Newcastle High School teacher and News Letter Journal sports editor, was once again named the top sports columnist in the Wyoming Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Karp, a former coach, covers NHS sports for the newspaper.

Sonja Karp, the News Letter Journal’s sports editor, was named the top sports columnist in the small weekly newspapers division in the state for the ninth time since she began working for the paper in 2013.    The honor was announced during the recent Wyoming Newspaper Association’s annual...

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Hunter McFarland had one of her shots blocked by a Lady Bison defender Saturday in Buffalo, however, the senior put up two good games over the weekend, scoring 12 points on Friday and 6 points on Saturday.

The Lady Dogies opened up 3A Northeast Quadrant play last weekend as they hosted the Lady Wolves of Moorcroft on Friday, then traveled to Buffalo to take on the second-ranked Lady Bison on Saturday.   Head coach Chad Ostenson’s crew came away with their seventh win of the season on Friday,...

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Pate Tavegie had a breakout game for the Dogies in their loss to Moorcroft last Friday. He was perfect on the night hitting two of his team’s three baskets from beyond the arc.

The Dogies had two big nights of quadrant play Friday and Saturday against Moorcroft and Buffalo, as they started their run for post-season seeding. Head coach Allen Von Eye and his crew were looking for their first win of the season against the Wolves in the Dogie Dome on Friday, but Moorcroft...

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Casey Matthews, wrestling in the 132-pound weight class, was in for a battle against his Bulldog opponent last Tuesday. Matthews was able to prevail in the match, however the Dogies/Bobcats lost to Wheatland 35-36 in the dual.

The Newcastle/Upton wrestling crew had a brutal week of competition last week as they opened things up with a quad against Douglas, Wheatland and Torrington in the Dogie Dome on Tuesday, then traveled to Moorcroft for a triangular on Thursday, and then back again on Friday and Saturday for an...

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Samuel Scribner qualified for the state meet in the 50 Freestyle on Friday, and is close to adding the breaststroke to his state slate as well.

The Dogie swimmers were able to compete at home last week as they hosted a triangular with Douglas and Buffalo on Thursday, then a dual against Douglas on Friday. Head coach Doug Scribner’s crew took advantage of their home pool advantage to not only hand two more back-to-back defeats to the...

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