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10 -- November 5, 2015 news letter journal editor@newslj.com ii!~i! Home, Ranch & Hardware 2t SOmll latlW~ It,,~ + Newcastle W~ 1,307] 746-3144 Hour's: Mint l:t'l 7~0 am-,,OO lUn Sat B:90 ran- 5:i!0 pm "Closl~ll Slmdav Champagne E for 21 over Thursday, November 5 4- 7p.m. /i~i!i~!'i'i!!i!iiii~iii~i~i~]::~ .... Heart and Homes Holiday Gift Premiere Nov. 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 9 a.m. to ??? ..... ;500 in holiday .... to be given away! Drawings every houri 730 S. Seneca Ave. 746-4002 from page 9 .................................................................................................... with a relatively comfortable lead but lost the serve to Douglas, it" was only a matter of a side out for Newcastle to both advance to the state tournament and defeat the Lady Cats in one fell swoop. But as Douglas made one point after another and as Newcastle struggled on their side of the net, I started to see uncertainty in our girls. Unfortunately, the set ended with Douglas claiming the come-from-behind win to push the match into a fourth set and I got a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was almost like looking at a deflated balloon when I watched our girls take the court. They had been one point, one side out, away from victory, but fear and uncertainty got the best of them. Long story short, Douglas won the next two sets to win the match and end the season for the Lady Dogies. Having experienced close losses myself as a player, a coach and a parent of players, I know how those games replay in your mind over and over again. You feel like you will never forget and never stop feeling the sting of the disappointment from the loss. I would posit, however, that it will not be the case. Time will dull the pain, and from the experi- ence, all of those on the team can learn a valuable lesson about life. You will run into situations that are much more challenging than winning a game against your rival, and the lessons you learn from your mistakes can often be used to your advantage in those future circumstances. When you examine where you went wrong, what held you back and why you failed to reach your goal, you can make the needed changes, whatever those might be, to bring about a more positive result. I know that the thought of using a painful loss to your advantage later on doesn't do much to ease the disappointment of missing out on the State Tournament right now, but eventually the players will look back and be proud of how hard they fought. They will also be wiser for the lessons learned. I believe that winners aren't always defined by the score at the end of the game, but rather by how they deal with the loss, and the Lady Dogies are most certainly winners in my book. tw~ets.,, That set up an exciting third mateh, and the two teams battled throughout. The Lady Dogies had the advantage of reaching 24 points with a three point lead over the Be arcats, but Douglas was determined not to see their season end. ' "We played well in game from page 9 ......................................................................... nothing but amazing memories with the team, and I hope the girls feel the same," Jechorek smiled. "This group of girls was very committed to summer workouts and open gym. They did not complain about morning practices and always came to practice with a positive atti- tude and a will to learn and three, but Douglas was not, improve." Jechorek went on to voice hopes for her team and her vision of the future of the program. "I hope the girls enjoyed the time they spent together in the gym and on the bus trips. I hope as they reflect on this season, they recognize how important teamwork and teammates are, and I believe that the last defeat that hurts our hearts so bad will only make the girls want to achieve their dreams even more and will motivate them to work even harder. When you have courage, when you never give up, when you believe in your- self and work harder each time after you fall, no matter what the outcome, you are already a winner," she exclaimed! Looking to next season, Jechorek expects that the 3A Conference will be just as com- petitive as it has been for the last four years, as most of the teams have many of their ath- letes coming back to play. Given that scenario, she noted that it will not be an easy road for the Lady Dogies because the squad is graduating giving up and they served us and hit at us very aggres- sively. We, on the other hand, could not finish on the net and we ended ~p losing very closely by a score of 24 to 26," Jechorek sighed. According to the coach, from that point on it seemed as though her team got more and more nervous and things were not working as smoothly as they had in the first two sets. While Douglas was getting more aggressive on the net, Newcastle played more timidly and seemed to worry about unforced errors and they were unable to claim the third set victory they were seeking. "My heart was so sad for these girls when we lost in five after being so close and almost beating Douglas in three," Jechorek sighed. The loss to the Bearcats ended the season a week earlier than players and coaches had hoped, and ended the career for five of the starting six on the court "Looking back and reflecting on the season, I have five amazing athletes in Abby Gray, Alyssa Dawson, Ashten Farnsworth, Katara Cade and Kendra Back. She believes a goal for next season will be to fochs on building a completely new team as there is only one returning starter. "We will definitely have to work on skill and competitive- ness given the level on which this year's JV will have to play next year is a lot different than what they are used to. However, we do have a talented group of athletes that have the heart for the game and are very coach- able, so I am optimistic that they will adjust quickly to a different game pace and level of competition," she concluded. 3A East Regional Volleyball Tournament @ Douglas 10/30-31115 Loss v. Rawtins: 21-25, 20-25, 25-13, 19-25, Win v. Wheal]and: 25-14, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18 Loss v. Douglas: 25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 17-25, 10-15 Combined individual stats Alyssa Dawson: 25.26 serves, 29 kills, 5 block assists, 7 stuff blocks, 2 set assists, 69 digs Katara Cade: 34-38 serves, 3 aces, 24 kills, 3 block assists, 2 stuff blocks, 52 digs Kendra Back: 33-35 serves, 2 aces, 23 kills, 7 block assists, 5 stuff blocks, 17 digs Abby Gray: 38-40 serves, 2 aces, 8 kills, 6 block assists, 3 stuff blocks, 81 set assists, 31 digs Ashten Famsworth: 36-38 serves, 3 aces, 26 kills, 3 block assists, 1 set assist, 71 digs Jade Roady: 31-33 serves, 3 aces, 5 kills, 3 block assists, 3 stuff blocks, 2 set assists, 25 digs Taylor Spain: 30 serve receives, 26 digs Alyssa Umphlett: 3-4 serves, 1 ace, 10 serve receives, 13 digs Tania Bau: 1 kill, 1 stuff block, 1 dig Low-Stress Cattle Kylan Beyl Upton FFA Member Whit Hibbard, a leading expert on Low-Stress Cattle Handling, came to Upton High School to give a presentation on October 13, 2015. In attendance were 65 FFA members from Upton, Moorcroft, Newcastle, Wright, and Hulett. Ten other area local producers attended this event as well, and Hibbard had a phenomenal presentation on the 12 principles, as well as tech- niques of being able to change conventional ways to low-stress techniques. Mr. Hibbard is a fourth generation Montana cattle and sheep rancher who said he strongly believes in the importance in stockmanship and is very committed to its study and promotion. Hibbard reported that he participated in a major change on his family's ranch, from conventional ways to low-stress cattle handling. He holds a P.H. D in Human Science, and also has three books and six peer- reviewed journal articles to his credit. When asked why somebody would want to convert to low-stress techniques, Hibbard sug- gested it helps lessen the amount of stress put ing Clinic on the animals, hands, and equipment. Using conventional livestock handling can affect the " weight gain, conception rates, immune function, fertility, carcass quality, and milk yields of the animals. Conventional ways are very human based, physically oriented, forced with fear, less ethical, tense, and cause very high stress on animals, which has a very big effect on shrink of the animal. Plainly stated, Hibbard indicated you don't need fancy sturdy corrals and pens if your livestock are calm. Shrink is an important consideration when selecting cattle handling techniques, and using Hibbard's technique will help lessen the percent of shink. One percent of shrink on a typical Wyoming ranch can have up to $5,200 of negative economic impact. Using Hibbard's techniques can also help with the mortality rate and money loss on a ranch. Hibbard told the group the proper move- ments and how each movement would change the path and speed of the herd. "We don't move the cattle. They move them- selves to get away from the disruption, which is the cowboy. The cowboy just opens gates so they can pass," Hibbard stated. "1 want my ! care what happens to themi" ;: Thursday, November T&A Brewing Co. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. This class is free and is worth 4 hours of CPA for accountants, CLE for attorneys, and CE for financial advisors. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Nov.ember I I. ~HICK David Chick, 746-9154 CODE OF THE WEST Shane Sellers, 746-8378