SPORTS SHORTS: Sept. 5

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Rockets, Imperials swap spots

New Rockford-Sheyenne football moved past Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter in this week's 9-man statewide media poll released Wednesday.

The Rockets and the Imperials, both at 3-0, swapped the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. The Rockets play at North Border (0-3), while the Imperials travel to Strasburg-Zeeland (0-3) on Friday.

Carrington (2-0), which travels to Westhope-Newburg (0-2) this week, is still ranked No. 2 in the Class A poll. The polls are voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

NDAPSSA Football Polls

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

9-man

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Thompson (12) 3-0 74

2. New Salem (4) 3-0 66

3. Shiloh Christian 3-0 39

4. New Rockford-Shey. 3-0 24

5. Napoleon-G-S 3-0 19

Others Receiving Votes: Ray Powers Lake (3-0), MayPort-CG (2-1) St. John (3-0), Oakes (3-0), Richland (3-0), Cavalier (2-1),

Class A

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Hillsboro-CV (11) 2-0 74

2. Carrington (5) 2-0 69

3. Velva 2-0 45

4. Beulah 2-0 19

5. Bowman Co. 2-0 14

Others Receiving Votes: Bishop Ryan (2-0), Oak Grove (1-1), Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich (2-0), Killdeer (2-0), Milnor North Sargent (2-0).

Optimist Club's weekly athletes

Courtney Peterson, Kenzie Carlson, Ruben Zepeda and Paige Argent were selected athletes of the week by the Jamestown Optimist Club.

Peterson, a senior on the Blue Jay volleyball team, produced 36 kills, 29 digs and three aces in a trio of WDA matches last week. Carlson, a junior on the Blue Jay girls swimming and diving team, qualified for state in the 50 free and 100 backstroke, while also anchoring the 200 medley relay to a double-dual first-place finish.

Zepeda, a sophomore on the Jimmie men's soccer team from Puebla, Mexico, scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Clarke College and one goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Saint John's (Minn.). Argent, a sophomore on the Jimmie women's golf team from Minot, shot an 80 at the UJ Early Bird Invite and an 82-80--162 at the Twin Ports Collegiate in Duluth, Minn., where she lost medalist honors in a sudden-death playoff.