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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Longtime Carrington football coach Marty Hochhalter turned to a 5-foot-8, 130-pound freshman to handle the bulk of the carries in a tight game more than three years ago in Dickinson. Uneasy and somewhat frightened by the moment, Abaurrea wasn't a picture of confidence. "I was scared," he remembered. "Being a freshman, I was going up against all those big guys." He settled in immediately, ripping through Dickinson Trinity's defenses for 190 yards including an impressive 83-yard touchdown run.
It didn't come easy, but the Jamestown High School volleyball team pulled off another West Region sweep on Tuesday. The Blue Jays rallied to escape a potentially disastrous second set for a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 victory in Bismarck. "I think St. Mary's served better than we passed," Jamestown coach Sara Hegerle said. "Give St. Mary's credit. They served way tougher than they did the first time." Jamestown actually trailed St. Marys 23-21 in the second set, but was able to tie it up.
The University of Jamestown volleyball team made quick work of Dickinson State on Tuesday. A good birthday present for coach Jon Hegerle. Led by Janna Johnson's 10 kills, the Jimmies left the Queen City with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-16 win in North Star Athletic Association action at Scott Gym. "I thought the team played well," Jamestown coach Jon Hegerle said. "We didn't play great, but we did a good job of creating our own energy.
Kyle Schumacher found himself in familiar territory on Saturday. The Jamestown High School junior turned out another outstanding performance, but again finished just outside of all-state recognition at the Class...
CARRINGTON — Brady Smith faked to standout tailback Seth Abaurrea and headed up field uncontested. The Carrington senior quarterback ran untouched for a 70-yard touchdown on his team’s first-play from...
Jon Hegerle is fine with the ups and downs that come with building depth and keeping a program on solid ground. The University of Jamestown volleyball coach had his patience...
Ahead 19-18 and making more errors than its opponent during the first set on Thursday, the Jamestown High School volleyball flipped the script on Dickinson and ran away with the...
Kyle Schumacher saves his best performance for the state meet, though getting there can be a rocky adventure. The Jamestown High School junior placed in the top 30 last year,...
As a sophomore, Nick Thomas was running 40 miles a week. And with no cross country program at Kidder County, he resorted to competing in road races in Bismarck on the weekends. But the eagerness for regular competition got the best of him, and his father approached Medina-Pingree-Buchanan about a possible co-op. The agreement took a year to complete and as a junior, he was a fresh face on a high school cross country team. "Medina was the only one considered," Thomas said. "It's just about a half hour." It's worked out well for both sides, as Thomas is Class B's No.
In Tim Fletcher's second year -- a playoff season -- the Jamestown High School football team's health was so good, it may have even been taken for granted. When it doesn't affect your football team, it's just not something you're thinking about. Fletcher and his coaching staff can't say that this year, which saw injuries become so prevalent that even a junior varsity offensive lineman without even a snap of varsity experience had to be relied on in a game that would make or break the team's playoff hopes.