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Aidan Chick executes one of his favorite shots, the floater, in the lane in the Dogies’ loss to Wheatland last Friday. The senior ended the night with nine points, eight rebounds, and one steal.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   After a pretty good start to the new year in their first weekend of 2022, the Dogies took a couple of blows to the chin Friday and Saturday as they were defeated in back-to-back road games against Wheatland, 31-47, and Rapid City Christian, 36-66. “We had a sluggish...

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Shelby Tidyman was the Lady Dogies’ leading scorer in both of their wins last weekend. She scored 18 points against Wheatland on Friday and matched those points against Rapid City Christian on Saturday. Here Tidyman got around three defenders for two against the Lady Comets in Spearfish.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Rollin’, rollin’, rollin.’ Keep those Dogies rollin.’  The fourth-ranked Lady Dogies continue to roll right along as they wrapped up another undefeated weekend picking up two solid wins over Wheatland and Rapid City Christian on the road Friday and Saturday.  “I was...
I have often said, and continue to hold the belief, that Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. on the hardwood.  With that said, anyone having the debate regarding who is the Greatest Of All Time in the sport of basketball would be remiss to not consider Wilt Chamberlain who stood 7 feet, 1 inch and...

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Jayde Harrington stands her ground against Reece Halley in the Lady Dogies’ big win over the Lady Trailblazers on Friday. The Lady Dogies held Halley to just 13 points on the night, 5 less than her average for the season.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies began the new year with a sweep of two tough opponents in the Lady Trailblazers of Torrington and the Gering Lady Bulldogs. Defense prevailed in Newcastle’s 48-39 victory over the ‘Blazers, while offense was the key in the 61-41 win against the...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   It wasn’t what they had been planning, but the Dogies were grateful to be able to get on the court after a winter storm thwarted plans to travel to Burns for their Winter Classic Invitational Tournament.  “It wasn’t exactly what we had in mind for our first weekend,”...

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Junior MacKenzie Conzelman shows off her three-point shooting acumen during the Dogies v. Lady Dogies annual contest last Saturday. Junior Jaylen Ostenson ended up winning the 3-point shooting contest as she was the player to sink the most from beyond the arc.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Coming off of a sixth-place finish in the 3A State Tournament last season, Newcastle High School’s head ladies’ basketball coach Chad Ostenson is looking to build upon his team’s success as they prepare to make another run at the title in March. “We lost the...

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JJ Lipp attempts to block Avery Chick’s three point shot during the Meet the Dogies event on Dec. 4 in the Dogie Dome. The Dogies take the court for their first game of the season this Friday. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Dogie fans will see a bit of a change in Allen Von Eye’s varsity basketball squad this season as personnel has dictated a necessity for it. After several years of suiting a guard-heavy team, the Dogies have a few more bigs on the roster, and as such, Von Eye is...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The community of Newcastle has long offered club sport options for the youth, however, basketball was never one of the choices.  Exciting changes are under way as third- through sixth-grade students now have the opportunity to play AAU basketball due to hard work put...

Jaylen Ostenson, above, was a unanimous pick for the 3A East All-Conference Team and an easy pick for the 3A All-State Team as well. This is the second time the sophomore has earned both post-season honors. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   A plethora of Dogies received recognition for the efforts put forth on the court this season. Five Lady Dogies and two Dogies garnered the attention of coaches in the conference to earn All-Conference awards or honorable mention nods, and one Lady Dogie was named to...

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Jaylen Ostenson garnered a great deal of defensive attention throughout the 3A State Tournament last week. Despite being double-teamed every time she went to the rack, the sophomore managed to drop 27 points in the Lady Dogies’ consolation semifinal win over Mountain View on Thursday morning. See more on Page 9.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Lady Dogies made their second consecutive trip to the 3A State Tournament last Wednesday and Thursday in Casper. While they came up just short of bringing home any hardware, the young team advanced to the Consolation Championship game and gave all three teams...

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