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Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Mother Nature proved once again to Wyoming that she is the boss as the All-Class State Track Meet was pounded with snow, sleet, rain, ice pellets and wind on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Casper.  “In the years that I have done this, it may have been the worst...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies ran into the would-be, undefeated, 2022 3A State Soccer Champions in the Cody Fillies Thursday afternoon, and the squad lived up to their No. 1 ranking by defeating Newcastle 11-0 in the quarterfinal 3A State Tournament match-up in Cheyenne. “I don’t...
A nother year has come and gone, and already the 2021-22 high school sports seasons are in the books. It seems like forever when volleyball, football, girls’ swimming and cross country stretch their legs to kick things off in August, until soccer and track cross the finish line in May, but year...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogie track team headed to Buffalo Thursday for the annual Twilight Track Meet. Though scheduled for Friday, the meet was bumped up a day due to forecasted inclement weather. “I’m glad they moved it up, or we probably wouldn’t have been able to have it,” said head...
What inspires us? What is it that gets us to put forth our very best effort and be the best selves we can possibly be?  Being involved in sports through the past several decades, I’ve watched teams that win, I’ve watched teams that almost win, I’ve watched teams that are on the brink of winning and...

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Senior Rilee Lewis pushed the ball up the left side of the field, sending it to Riverton’s defensive end. The Lady Dogies played well against the top seeding Lady Wolverines, but fell to them 0-2 last Friday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies played hard in both their soccer games last week, but circumstances got the better of head coach Jessie Stearns’ squad as they dropped their contest against Douglas 2-4 in overtime on Wednesday, and lost 0-2 against the No. 1-seeded Lady Wolverines of...

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JJ Lipp used his body to block his Riverton defender in the hopes of getting off a shot on goal in the Dogies’ 0-4 loss last Friday.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor    The Dogies were hard at it last week as they were tasked with three soccer games in five days. On Monday, they traveled to Gillette where they suffered a 12-1 defeat at the hands of Thunder Basin. Wednesday, the Bearcats of Douglas came to town and shut out the...
I often get asked, “What made you choose soccer as a high school sport?” The truest answer I can give is that I truly have no clue. Don’t get me wrong, soccer is my favorite sport, other than volleyball, but the spring weather just plain sucks. You never know if you’ll be able to actually compete...
Many years ago, one of my nieces was scolding her baby due to her “bad” attitude. When my mom asked her what her baby had done, her reply was that her baby had an attitude. It was tough not to laugh out loud, especially when the look on her face was full on disappointment with her charge.  Attitude...
It was a rare and beautiful April day in the Northern Hills Friday, and the Dogie track team took full advantage of the lovely, nearly wind-free conditions to put up a number of personal bests at the Queen City Classic track meet in Spearfish. “It was a huge meet with about 30 teams and it was the...

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