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Sport Shorts: Aug. 17

Merchants look to defend 'AAA' title

The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants will look to defend its state Class AAA amateur baseball title beginning Saturday at Jack Brown Stadium. The Jamestown Elks and Maville will be joining the Merchants in the three-team tournament.

Sunday will feature a play-in game at noon between the No. 2 and No. 3 seed for a chance to play the top-seeded team at 2 p.m.

Class AAA State Tournament

Jack Brown Stadium

Saturday

Game 1: Jamestown Elks vs. Mayville, 11 a.m.

Game 2: Jamestown Merchants vs. Mayville, 1 p.m.

Game 3: Merchants vs. Elks, 3 p.m.

Sunday

Game 4: No. 3 seed vs. No. 2 seed

Game 5: No. 1 seed vs. Winner of G4

Look for 'The Huddle' in papers Aug. 24

The Jamestown Sun's annual area football preview magazine, The Huddle, will be distributed in next Friday's (Aug. 24) edition of The Sun.

This year's magazine focuses on University of Jamestown's move to the Great Plains Athletic Conference, along with numerous looks inside the area's high school preseason practices, including Jamestown, Carrington, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter and more.

The high school 9-man football season gets underway tonight. Area games include Napoleon-G-S at Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion hosting defending state champion Wyndmere-Lidgerwood and Kidder County hosting New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin.

Local Calendar

Today

High school boys soccer—East-West Crossover: Bismarck High vs. Fargo North, 2 p.m; Jamestown vs. WF-Sheyenne, 3:30 p.m.; Bismarck High vs. Fargo South, 5 p.m. at Rotary Field. Century vs. Fargo South, 2 p.m.; Century vs. Fargo North, 5 p.m., at Heil Field.

Saturday

Amateur baseball—Class AAA state tournament at Jack Brown Stadium: Jamestown Elks vs. Mayville, 11 a.m.; Jamestown Merchants vs. Mayville, 1 p.m.; Merchants vs. Elks, 3 p.m.

Auto racing—Jamestown Speedway, 7 p.m.

High school boys soccer—East-West Crossover: Mandan vs. GF Red River, 11 a.m.; Jamestown vs. Fargo Shanley, 12:30 p.m.; Mandan vs. Fargo Davies, 2 p.m.; Legacy vs. GF Central, 3:30 p.m. at Rotary Field. Minot vs. West Fargo, 11 a.m.; Legacy vs. West Fargo, 12:30 p.m.; Minot vs. GF Red River, 2 p.m., at Heil Field.

College men's soccer—University of Jamestown at University of Mary (Exhibition).

Today's TV/Radio

High School football—LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood, 7 p.m., KXGT (FM 98.3); Richardton-Taylor vs. Linton-HMB, 6:45 p.m., KSJB (AM 600); Cavalier at Thompson, 7 p.m., WDAYZ X'Tra.

Baseball—MLB: Minnesota vs. Detroit., 7 p.m., FSN; Little League: Europe-Africa vs. Japan, 1 p.m., ESPN; Great Lakes vs. Northwest, 3 p.m., ESPN; Latin America vs. Canada, 5 p.m., ESPN; Southeast vs. West, 7 p.m., ESPN.

Golf—European Tour: Nordea Masters Second Round, 8 a.m., TGC; LPGA Tour: Indy Women in Tech Championship Second Round, 11 a.m., TGC; PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship Second Round, 2 p.m.,TGC; U.S. Amateur Third Round, 6 p.m., FS1; Web.com Tour: WinCO Foods Portland Open Second Round, 7 p.m., TGC.

Tennis—Western & Southern Open, Noon / 6 p.m., ESPN2.

Flashbacks

30 years ago—Darren Messmer's eighth-inning grand slam keyed Jamestown's 12-8 win over Williston in loser-out action at the state American Legion tournament in Minot. Dave Fleming went 4-for-5 as the Eagles upped their record to 40-22.

20 years ago—Kent Ament of Aberdeen won the WISSOTA Modifieds feature and placed first in his heat race at Jamestown Speedway.

10 years ago—Kevin Gall and Simon Gagnon both went 2-for-3 as the Jamestown Miller Chillers won a rain-shortened game 9-3 over Fairmount to claim the Class AA state amateur baseball championship.

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