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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Class B state golf meet continues in Jamestown today.
Jays baseball squad looks forward to state tournament.
BISMARCK—Throwing at Carrington comes with expectations. Steady success often does that. The Cardinals continued their dominance in throwing events at this year's Class B state track and field meet with yet another state champion at the MDU Resources Bowl. Senior Bailey Retzlaff captured her second straight discus title on Friday and came back with a shot-put championship on the final day, earning a mark of 42 feet, 3 inches. The strong throw came on her second try in the prelims. "I was like, 'Maybe I have it in the bag,' but there are so many girls that could have also thrown that
Kelley Kessler felt extremely confident in his pitching staff this weekend, and it rewarded him. The Jamestown High School baseball team earned its second trip to the Class A state tournament in the past three years with a convincing 7-0 win over Bismarck High in a West Region state-qualifier Saturday in Mandan. Kessler elected not to pitch ace Brian Wenzel in the opening round against Dickinson, and the Blue Jays nearly pulled it off with veteran Peyton Walker on the hill, losing by a single run. Wenzel didn't pitch in the loser-out affair either, as junior Tanner Lunzman and senior Nate S
BISMARCK—The Jamestown High School girls relay teams are building quite the resume. The combination of juniors Madison Barnes, Kylee Voigt, Meghan Orr and Alexis Jensen etched their name into the school-record books on Friday, and the foursome was at it again during the final day at the Class A state track and field meet at the MDU Resources Bowl. They bested the mark set in 2013 by Voigt, Barnes, Siri Jystad and McKayla Orr with a 1:44.57 to finish fourth in the 1,600 relay on Saturday. Jamestown finished in eighth place with 36 points with help from its relays.
BISMARCK -- Jenna Stilwell has been on Jamestown's track and field team for five years, but she saved her best for last. The athletic senior took fourth in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump at the Class A state meet Friday at the MDU Resources Bowl. Her nine points makes up all of the Blue Jays' total after the first day. They're in 10th overall. "I had the best jumps of my varsity career (Friday)," said Stilwell, who enters third in today's javelin competition. "I'm pretty happy with that.
BISMARCK -- Kelle'mon Hinton was so nervous about scratching for the third time in the finals of the long jump on Friday afternoon, he gave himself a foot to work with. The Ellendale senior was lucky he didn't go back any farther, as he bested Carrington's Riley Miller on his final jump by 1.25 inches to win the event at the Class B state meet at the MDU Resources Bowl. "I was nervous, but I had to be confident," said Hinton, who won his second straight long-jump title. "I hadn't had a mark in the finals. I really wanted to get it. I felt my adrenaline would push me a little bit more.
Coming off a strong West Region performance, the Jamestown High School track and field team sees the Class A state meet as one more chance to improve on a big stage. The Blue Jays compete at state Friday and Saturday at the MDU Resources Bowl in Bismarck. The girls team is coming off an impressive West Region meet which saw it finish fourth, including some outstanding and unexpected performances. Case in point with the 3,200 relay team featuring Bailey Heinert, Maya Moltzen, Lindi Chadwick and Teralyn Coombs.
The Jamestown High School baseball team fell short in a close affair at Dickinson early in the season. A couple weeks ago, the Midgets came here and routed the Blue Jays at Jack Brown Stadium. Claiming the sweep was good for the regular season, but can Dickinson win a third time? Jamestown gets a chance to redeem itself when the West Region tournament starts today in Mandan.
Jamestown came firing out of the gates against Bismarck High on Tuesday, but the Demons answered to do their part in eliminating the Blue Jays from the state tournament. Jamestown got out to a two-goal lead before settling for a 2-2 tie in West Region girls soccer at Heil Field. The Jays still had a shot at the postseason after the match, but St. Mary's beat Mandan 3-1 to clinch the fourth and final spot. "We're definitely peaking at the right time," Jamestown coach Mike Schulz said. "I wish we could have found that berth.