Black Hills State University

Chad, Jaylen and Marti Ostenson are all smiles as the senior signed on the dotted line and committed to Black Hills State University to play basketball next year. 

Photo by Sonja Karp/NLJ

From gym rat to NCAA Division II recruit, Jaylen Ostenson has committed herself to her dream of playing collegiate basketball. Next season, Ostenson will be wearing the green and gold of Black Hills State University and playing for head coach Mark Nore as a Yellow Jacket.  Ostenson was proactive in...
Newcastle High School and other Weston County School District No. 1 administrators have had to get creative to address a math teacher shortage at the school after the resignation of Alexandria Barrett-Stith on Sept. 11.  Barrett-Stith resigned in a one-sentence email to Newcastle High School...

Now married to her husband, Kelly, and living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, with their two daughters, Emersyn, 9, and Avery, 6, Kristin Carmichael decided it was time to transition out of her coaching career to spend more time with her family. She is now the assistant athletic director at BHSU. 

Kristin Carmichael’s passion for volleyball started on the courts of Newcastle Middle School when she was in seventh grade, and this year her dedication to the sport has earned her a spot in the 2022 Black Hills State University Hall of Fame.  “Kristin is arguably one of the best, if not the best,...

(Photo by Deb Todd)

Advance to Final Four EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Black Hills State men's basketball toppled the undefeated No. 1 Nova Southeastern, 77-67 Tuesday afternoon to advance to the Final Four. The Yellow Jackets (26-7, 17-4 RMAC) handed the Sharks their first loss (31-1), out-rebounding them with a season-high...

(courtesy of Black Hills State University)

Black Hills State women's volleyball, Head Coach Kristin Carmichael (Engle), and Assistant Coach Bree Davis are pleased to announce the signing of right-side hitter Alyson Louderback to the squad for the 2022-23 season. "Alyson has a natural ability to play both middle and right side, and we look...

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