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Mother Nature thwarted the first weekend of basketball for the Lady Dogies, which meant they missed out on three games of their season.  I was really happy that it worked out for both the boys and the girls to be able to find a time to make up their missed cross-conference games against Burns, and...

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Newcastle High School senior Bailey Benshoof brings the ball quickly up the court Friday as the Lady Dogies pulled off a dominating win over Burns. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Heading into last Friday’s cross-quadrant make-up game against the Burns Lady Broncs, junior Jaylen Ostenson was on the cusp of achieving the milestone of having scored 1,000 points in her high school career on the hardwood.  Foremost in Ostenson’s mind as the game...

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MacKenzie “Mack the Gun” Conzelman went an incredible 5-5 from beyond the arc in the Lady Dogies dominating victory over the Lady Outlaws of Rawlins on Saturday. In the two games last weekend, the junior went 10-12 from 3-point land, shooting an unbelievable 83% from downtown. 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   “Mack the Knife” has nothing on the Lady Dogies’ MacKenzie Conzelman, who is proving week after week that she is “Mack the Gun” because this junior is a shooter!  The Lady Dogies’ dominating wins over the Lady Rams of Big Horn on Friday and the Lady Outlaws on...

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Jaylen Ostenson took the ball hard to the rack several times in the Lady Dogies’ dominating win over the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs. Five buckets under the basket and hitting seven of 10 free-throws in the contest gave her 17 points on the night.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The David and Goliath epic battle comes to mind when thinking about the Lady Dogies’ thrilling game in Douglas Friday. The No. 1-ranked Douglas Lady Bearcats hadn’t been defeated by a 3A team in the state since the championship of the 3A state tournament in 2017, but...

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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...

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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...

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Above, Claire Beastrom was the other senior on the Lady Dogies team last season and was a leader and a defensive force for the squad.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Despite 2021 being a crazy, challenging year full of relative unknowns, the Dogies managed to have some pretty special moments throughout the year. The Lady Dogies in particular enjoyed success in several different sports including basketball, soccer and volleyball. ...

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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...

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...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Lydia Anderson was one of two Lady Dogies who qualified for the 3A Wyoming State Swim Meet in an individual event, and the junior put up a stellar performance in the culminating meet on Thursday and Friday in Gillette to finish among the top six and top eight in both...

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