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Jamestown goalkeeper Adam Reiten (rear) joins with teammate Jacob Sherfy (16) to stop Fargo South’s Dawson Breyer during the East-West Crossover on Saturday at Rotary Field. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Jays split: JHS tops Fargo North, loses to South

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Jays split: JHS tops Fargo North, loses to South
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Jamestown didn’t wait long to get its first win out of the way.

After falling to Fargo South 4-1 at the East-West Crossover on Saturday, the Blue Jays bounced back with a 1-0 victory over Fargo North at Rotary Field.


“We played the game we wanted,” Jamestown coach Mark Sherfy said, “and did a much better job controlling possession and the pace of the game.”

Cohl Hatch had the lone goal against Fargo North, scoring with an assist from Jacob Sherfy midway through the first half.

The match was a stalemate from there, as Jamestown goalkeeper Adam Reiten held the Spartans off the board the rest of the way. He finished with five saves.

Jamestown stayed competitive with Fargo South through the first half, trailing 1-0.

However, a barrage of goals early in the second led to a four-goal deficit.

“We gave up three goals in the first 7 minutes of the second half to go down 4-0,” Sherfy said. “Then we rallied to create some scoring opportunities.”

One of those chances resulted in the Blue Jays’ only goal, as Braden Sherfy converted. Connor Fuchs and Jacob Sherfy assisted on the play.

Reiten finished with 10 saves in net.

The tournament was just about over when a heavy rainstorm hit Jamestown. It shortened one game and canceled two more.

The Blue Jays (1-1) are back in action on Tuesday, when they host Legacy at Rotary Field. The game, set for 7 p.m., doesn’t count toward the conference standings.

The first conference game is scheduled for at Bismarck High on Thursday.

East-West Crossover

at Jamestown

Bismarck Century 2, Fargo Davies 1

Bismarck High 2, Fargo Davies 0

West Fargo 1, Bismarck High 0

Bismarck Century 3, West Fargo 2

Fargo South 4, Jamestown 1

Fargo South 2, Minot High 0

Fargo Shanley 4, Bismarck St. Mary's 0

Fargo Shanley 1, Mandan 0

Minot High 1, Fargo North 0

Jamestown 1, Fargo North 0

GF Red River 3, Mandan 0

GF Central 3, Bismarck Legacy 0

Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or

Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Prior to that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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