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Elvin and Candi Stanton looked on as their daughter Tiernan, a Newcastle High School senior, committed to play volleyball next year for the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Tiernan Stanton made it official on Dec. 13, when she signed on the dotted line to become a Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf volleyball player. “I’ve been around volleyball since I came out of the womb, and was in the gym even before with my mom being a coach,” Stanton...

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Jacob Prell (#65) was a force for the Dogie defense in his last season at NHS. As a result, the senior was named to both the 2A East All-Conference team and the 2A All-State team.

The fall seasons have ended, but the accolades continue as several Dogies and Lady Dogies caught the eye, and got the nod, from coaches in the 3A East Conference, as well as the state, for their outstanding performance on the court and the field throughout the season.  Players who are awarded All-...

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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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From left, Savannah Carr, Storee Tupa, Gabby McVay and Tiernan Stanton cheer on their team from the bench as the Lady Dogies score against the Lady Bobcats in Thursday’s Pink night contest, where Newcastle cruised to a three-set win over Upton. 

The Lady Dogie Volleyball squad bounced back better than ever after last weekend’s disappointing loss to Wheatland by rolling over Upton in the Dogie Dome on Thursday in three straight sets, then getting revenge on Moorcroft at their house on Friday, taking home a four-set win in a pivotal...

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McKenzie Rose, the Lady Dogies’ only junior player, got under a hit to send a pass to her setter as the Lady Dogies competed in the Gold Bracket at the Douglas Invite on Saturday.

The Lady Dogie volleyball squad started their 2022 season in the usual way with a trip to Douglas for their annual tournament Friday and Saturday. Head coach Mickey Crabtree admitted that the outcome wasn’t exactly how she and her team had wanted it to turn out, however she also felt confident that...

Jaylen Ostenson garnered her third All-Conference nod for her all-around performance throughout the 2021 season. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor    The Lady Dogies ended their season at the state tournament for the first time since 2014. It took a team effort to achieve that milestone, however three Lady Dogies ended the season with All-Conference honors for the 2021 season, and one with Honorable Mention to the...

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Right side hitter/blocker Shelby Tidyman takes a swing at the Lady Blazers in Torrington last Friday. The Lady Dogies went up 2-0 against the Goshen County team with their second win in as many weeks.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies pulled off back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday as they faced Torrington and Wheatland for the second time this season.  A couple of weeks ago, Newcastle hosted the Lady Trailblazers in the NHS Homecoming match, and defeated the Goshen County squad...

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Hunter McFarland sets up Tiernan Stanton for one of her 16 kills on the night in the Lady Dogies’ loss to the Douglas Lady Bearcats last Thursday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies learned the true meaning of the agony of defeat Thursday in their 3A Northeast Quadrant match-up with the Douglas Lady Bearcats as they let what seemed to be a guaranteed victory slip out of their fingers.  They rebounded quickly, however, to take a...

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Tiernan Stanton is a blocking and hitting force at the net for the Lady Dogies. The junior got up for 22 kills in the Lady Dogies’ contests against Torrington and Wheatland last weekend.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   If you didn’t watch Lady Dogie volleyball last weekend, you missed out! Two matches, nine sets, and back-and-forth, knock-down-drag-out face-offs between 3A East Southeast Quadrant teams made for highly entertaining contests for fans to watch — and Newcastle came out...

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