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Slade Roberson attempts to block Buffalo's Hunter Peterson's shot attempt last Saturday. Roberson got the nod for his first varsity start in place of an injured Dylon Tidyman. 

  Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies have been working hard at improving since the beginning of the season, and the process may be paying off as last Friday they picked up their first quadrant win of the season against Thermopolis on their home court.  After losing to the Bobcats by 12...

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Zach Purviance pushes the ball up the court against the Broncs last Friday. The Dogies picked up a big win in the 3A East Conference as they held on and took the 36-33 victory over Burns. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   It’s been since December 21st that the Dogies have felt the sweet thrill of victory, but they earned their way back into the “W” column last Friday with their 36-33 win over the 3A Southeast quadrant Burns Broncs. Though it was not a win that will impact seeding for...

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Jaylen Ostenson, one of the Splash Sisters, scored nearly half of her team's points in the Lady Dogies' win over the Burns Lady Broncs last Friday. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   Dogie fans have been waiting for it, and their patience was rewarded as the Splash Sisters showed up on Friday night.  Jaylen Ostenson and Shelby Tidyman — the younger sisters of Splash Brothers Cade Ostenson and Dylon Tidyman — finally gave fans what they’ve been...

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Landon Engle drew the hard task of guarding one of Big Horn's better players in the Dogies' loss to the Rams on Saturday. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   In back-to-back games last weekend, the Dogies played as good or better basketball than their opponents for three quarters of the contests. Unfortunately, one bad quarter was enough to seal their fate against Torrington on Friday and Big Horn on Saturday as the team...
I  didn’t know him.  I was never a huge fan.  I was resentful and dismissive because people compared him to Michael Jordan who was, and will always be, the GOAT of basketball in my opinion.  I was disgusted with him when a young girl accused him of sexual assault, and then dropped the charges...

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Zach Purviance went hard to the rack to pick up two of his 10 points in the Dogies’ loss to the Trailblazers last Friday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies came out of Christmas break with a 1-3 record and took on the 3A East Conference Torrington Trailblazers in the Dome Friday and traveled to Gering, Neb., on Saturday to face off against the Bulldogs. Over the course of the two contests, head coach Allen...

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Claire Beastrom got a step on the Lady Blazer defender in Friday evening’s conference opener against Torrington, but was shut down before she made it to the hoop.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   After a three-week hiatus from competition, the Lady Dogies got back into action Friday and Saturday as they opened up 3A East Conference play by hosting the Lady Trailblazers of Torrington, and went to Gering, Neb., for a non-conference game on Saturday. Though the...
A s we embark upon a new decade, and open up conference play in basketball, the issue of the fan/official relationship will soon be on the front burner. I feel pretty confident in saying that basketball officials are on the receiving end of the most abuse of all high school sports, and...

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Bradyn Frye, above, pulled down four rebounds for his team in their loss to the Belle Fourche Broncs on Friday, December 21st. Here the senior drove hard to the hoop for a two-point attempt. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The Dogies have taken their knocks early this year, but they ended the preseason and the decade with a decisive win over the Lead Golddiggers in the final game of the Stateline Shootout on Saturday, Dec. 21. Dylon Tidyman showed up and dominated the contest leading...

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Dylon Tidyman, a Newcastle High School senior, is not only a basketball player, but also owner of his own wood-working business. 

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   A senior at Newcastle High School, Dylon Tidyman is one of the youngest nominees for Person of the Year for 2019. While he’s most well-known for playing basketball and starting a woodworking business with his older brother, Bryce Hoffman said there’s something more...

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