It all looks so easy and effortless for Dickinson senior Joe Hanstad.
However, there has been plenty of hard work behind that smooth release, sharp drive to the basket and killer crossover dribble. Statistics tell only part of Hanstad’s story. He’s also got grit, drive and determination.
The numbers and the intangibles helped make him the only unanimous choice for the North Dakota Class A all-state boys basketball first team, despite the fact that he played in only half of his team’s games due to injury.
Jamestown High School’s Jordan Lynch has been named to the Class AAA all-state second team.
Lynch, the Blue Jays dual-threat quarterback, accounted for over 1,100 yards of offense during his senior season. He ran for 659 yards and five touchdowns and threw for 482 and five scores.
Lynch was also named to the all-West Region team as both a quarterback and punter.
North Dakota Mr. Basketball Adam Randall of Kidder County and finalist Grant Singer of Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky were unanimous selections and lead a group of five seniors named to the Class B boys basketball all-state first team.
By CHRIS AARHUS, Minot Daily News
, March 26, 2010
Newcomers need not apply.
With a profusion of returning talent, it was obvious there would be little room for new faces on the 2010 Class A boys all-state basketball team.
The team is selected annually by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Four of the five members of this year’s first team — Joe Hanstad, Bryan Kielpinski, Nik Savageau and Luke Schreiner — are returnees. Jalen Finley is the only first-time all-stater in the quintet.
By Steve Thomas, The Bismarck Tribune
, March 25, 2010
Three Jamestown High School gymnasts have been named all-state.
Senior Kaitlin Walsh was 1 of just 8 selected to the first-team. Walsh also earned all-West Region honors.
Freshman Alex Lind was named second-team all-state and also notched all-region honors.
Heidi Engels, a senior, was named second-team all-state.
Jamestown High School standout freshman Amber Schaack has been named to the high school girls’ all-state first team.
Teammate Mataya Olson was named all-state honorable mention.
Schaack, who led the Blue Jays with 19 goals, 10 assists and 29 points, was also named to the all-tournament team at the state tournament in Grand Forks.
Class A was loaded with powerful hitters this season and Alex Hanson was one of the best of the bunch.
The 6-foot-1 senior led the Blue Jays to one of their best seasons in years and was rightfully named to the all-state team after a season that included 282 kills.
Three Jamestown High School football players were named to the North Dakota Class AAA all-state football team.
Jordan Piatz was named to the first-team offense, while Blue Jay teammates Alex Looysen and Michael Bangs were selected to the second team in voting by the coaches.
South Border’s Devin Olson and Ross Martell are both first-team selections to this season’s North Dakota nine-man all-state football team.
The annual list of all-staters, as selected by the state’s coaches, was announced Monday evening.
Three Jamestown High School soccer players have earned all-state honors from the state runner-up Blue Jays.
Jenae Dabill and Kara Wahl were named to the first-team while Kaitlin Walsh was named to the second team.
The future appears bright for North Dakota Class A boys’ basketball.
For the first time this decade, more underclassmen than seniors have been named to the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association all-state first team.
By Dustin Monke , The Dickinson Press
, March 26, 2009
North Dakota Miss Basketball Ali Collins leads the 2008-09 North Dakota Class A girls basketball all-state first team.
When Collins was in seventh grade, she broke her right leg in a snowmobile accident and had a titanium rod inserted in the leg. It was the kind of injury that might have sidelined a less determined athlete, but it never slowed Collins.
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