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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Noah Wanzek dumped in 25 points and Josh Schulz added 17 including three 3-pointers as Jamestown avenged a one-point season-opening loss at Legacy with a 74-60 win Thursday at Jerry...
Kyla Schock scored 19 points off the bench to lead four players in double figures as Bismarck Legacy downed Jamestown 67-55 in West Region girls basketball Thursday at Jerry Meyer...
The University of Jamestown relies on its speedy guards to attack teams in the full court. As for 3-point shooting, that's the job of the entire team. The 10th-ranked Jimmies paired unrelenting pressure in the backcourt with 13 3-pointers in an 81-71 conference win over 19th-ranked Dickinson State. The game was a matchup of previously unbeaten North Star Athletic Association teams on Wednesday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Having drilled four 3-pointers off the bench, senior Josh Schulz had already contributed heavily when the waning minutes came to pass for Jamestown High School on Tuesday night. Still, the veteran reserve stepped to the foul line and kept hitting. Schulz finished 6-of-6 in the final minute, ending with a game-high—and career-high—18 points as Jamestown escaped Bismarck with a 69-65 win in West Region boys basketball.
Jamestown struggled with finding the back of the net again on Tuesday, but it was still rewarded for its hard work. The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead into the third period, before holding on for a 2-1 victory over Fargo North in nonconference boys hockey action. "Same situation as in Williston," Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said, referring to the team's shootout loss over the weekend. "We had some opportunities early, and we didn't put them home. We've got to finish them and put them in the net."
Vlad Stoicoviciu is gradually finding his comfort level for the University of Jamestown men's basketball team. Case in point on Sunday, when the 6-foot-5 native of Bucharest, Romania, scored seven straight points to give the Jimmies some breathing room in an 83-72 conference win over Mayville State at the Jamestown Civic Center. "Since the conference season started, I've been feeling way better about myself," said Stoicoviciu, who scored 13 points and was one of four Jimmies in double figures. "It's all about confidence and playing with heart."
Paxton Mewes faced an old rival on Saturday, and he came out on top. The Jamestown High School senior—top-ranked at Class A 160 pounds—pulled out a 2-0 decision over Class B No. 1 Billy Holtan of Carrington at the Grand Forks Multiples. The Blue Jays also got their first dual win on Saturday, beating Fargo North 60-12, though there were only two contested matches. Jamestown also fell to Williston 54-27 and Carrington 55-21.
Figuring out Williston goalie Camden Haugenoe proved again to be a struggle for Jamestown on Saturday. The Blue Jays fell 3-2 in a shootout, despite outshooting host Williston 56-26 on the road in boys hockey action. The Coyotes also won a 4-3 shootout on Dec. 12, with Jamestown holding the edge in shots 63-19. "Fifty-one minutes of hockey, and I bet we had possession of the puck for 40 minutes," Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. "We've just got to find a way to take care of opportunities when we have them."
When Meghan Orr suffered a concussion during Jamestown's basketball game at Bismarck Legacy in the season opener, the senior was put on the shelf for a week and a half. "I missed playing sports," Orr said. "I was bored out of my mind." It wasn't a long stretch of time, but it was convincing enough to cement a decision about her future. Orr signed to play volleyball at the University of Jamestown on Thursday. The two-time first-team all-state libero said she likes the idea of remaining in the area. Her sister McKayla plays basketball for the Jimmies.
Jamestown went cold in the final 2 minutes, 20 seconds on Thursday night. Still, the Blue Jays were there every step of the way against No. 1-ranked Bismarck Century, which pulled out a 71-64 West Region boys basketball win at Jerry Meyer Arena. Dalton Feeney poured in 23 points and Luke Leingang added 13 as Century's balance—five players had at least nine points—proved too great in the final minutes. The Patriots put up offense without Feeney, who was in foul trouble but played the last seven minutes and didn't score.