Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Before 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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Jaxon Ford's seven carries in the first quarter did a variety of damage. The Bismarck High junior turned his touches into 128 yards and four touchdowns as the No. 2-ranked Demons routed Jamestown 63-14 in West Region football action. Ford scored on runs of 39, 18, 25 and 32 yards, giving the Demons a 28-0 lead after the first quarter. The game was never in doubt thereafter. "It was a fun time out there," said Ford, who also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score in the third quarter. "The line did a great job and made things a lot easier for me.
Replacing eight starters on one side of the ball and not missing a beat requires depth and patience. Jamestown High School football coach Tim Fletcher turned to younger players to fill in those spots on defense, and it's paid dividends. The Blue Jays have allowed just 46 points in five games, the fifth-best total for a Jamestown team in the past 35 years. "We just have good depth this year," junior noseguard Austin Hagerott said. "Everybody steps up to play." Jamestown (4-1), which is No. 1 in Class AAA in points allowed, takes on No.
Scoring on the Jamestown High School boys soccer team has been a struggle for opponents this season. The Blue Jays have given up just 13 goals in their past 12 matches, holding three-time defending state champion Bismarck Century to just three total scores in two meetings. "We believe we can stop any team out there," senior defender Jesse Saxberg said. "It doesn't matter how good their offense is." The Blue Jays are looking for their first trip to state since 2008, when they square off against Bismarck St.
Anna Holen had 15 kills, 15 digs and two blocks to lift LaMoure to a 25-19, 25-20, 26-24 high school volleyball win on Thursday night in LaMoure. Brianna Shockman added eight kills and nine digs, and Jackie Meiklejohn had 30 assists, 11 digs and four aces for the winners, who improved to 11-1. South Border's Morgan Schnabel had 14 kills, seven digs and five aces in the loss. LaMoure 3, South Border 0 S. Border 19 20 24 LaMoure 25 25 25 SB: Kills, Morgan Schnabel 14, Amy Jacobson 7. Assists, Courtney Jochim 14. Aces, Schnabel 5, Jochim 4. Blocks, Jacobson 1.
The Jamestown High School volleyball team was pushed to the brink on Tuesday night. However, the senior-laden Blue Jays rallied from a 2-1 deficit to post a 25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-10 West Region victory at Bismarck High. "They picked apart our defense," Jamestown coach Sara Hegerle said. "They hit so many balls just over the net.
Bismarck Century had designs on a perfect run through the West Region this season. Jamestown put the kibosh on that on Tuesday. The Blue Jays scored early and then held on for a 1-1 tie against the three-time defending state champion and West Region rival at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "The boys were really ecstatic about finishing the regular season this way," Jamestown coach Mark Sherfy said. "It's what we need going into Friday." The Blue Jays start the West Region tournament Friday in Mandan, and the tie gives them the momentum after suffering closes losses to Bismarck St.
University of Missouri golfer Laura Kraft finished in a tie for fourth place at the Johnie Imes Invite on Tuesday at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the meet with a three-day total of 846, and Kraft's total of 212 was second best on the team. She shot a 68 the first day and finished with back-to-back 72s, closing at 4-under par. Kraft, a Jamestown High product, is a senior for the Tigers, who head to Knoxville, Tennessee for a tournament Oct. 15-17.
Lydia Hansen had 21 kills and Shelby Jelinski and Jordan Seyer each added nine as Oakes edged Region 1 rival Kindred in five sets in Class B volleyball action Tuesday night in Oakes. Set scores were 19-25, 25-14, 13-25, 25-23 and 15-8. Hali Christenson had 36 assists, while Larissa Vculek finished with 12 digs and two aces for the Tornadoes, who rallied after a 2-1 deficit. Kindred statistics were not available. Oakes 3, Kindred 2 Kindred 25 14 25 23 8 Oakes 19 25 13 25 15 Oakes: Kills, Lydia Hansen 21, Shelby Jelinski 9, Jordan Seyer 9. Assists, Hali Christenson 36.
Eric DeBoer and Jake Reuther knew getting to the state tennis tournament would be about focus. Not making the state team tournament after being seeded third in the regular season was frustrating, they said.
The University of Jamestown women's soccer team dominated Grace University (Neb.) on Saturday, but the goals didn't come until late. Jolynn Warnes broke the seal in the 56th minute and they scored two more from there for a 3-0 win. Grace did not have a shot on goal, while the Jimmies were credited with 13. Warnes scored on a header by a ball chipped in by Brittany Matejka, who got the assist. In the final minutes, the Jimmies tacked on two more goals. Connie Contreras made it 2-0 in the 85th minute.