• The Newcastle Ladycats basketball team poses with the District 21-1A championship trophy following Tuesday’s victory over Perrin-Whitt. Team members are back row, l-r, coach Paige Hauger, Breanna Sherbert, Arryn Eli, Rylee Hardin, Nicole Martinez, Amy Jo Burch, Hannah Manos, Hannah Shanks and head coach Layton Westmoreland. Front row, l-r, D.J. Shields, Shyla Hardin and Kelsey Shields. With the win, the Ladycats won their sixth consecutive district title. Leader photo by Travis Martinez

Ladycats complete undefeated district run in style

Winning a district title is never easy. Going undefeated in district year after year is remarkable.

That is what the Newcastle Ladycats accomplished once again after Tuesday’s 80-47 district finale victory over Perrin-Whitt. Once the final buzzer sounded the Ladycats’ players celebrated in style with the district championship trophy. 

It marked the sixth straight district title for the Newcastle girls basketball program. To make the feat even more impressive, the Ladycats have assembled a 59-1 record in district over the last six seasons.

“For us is wasn’t as much about going undefeated, it ...

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