Longtime Jamestown gymnastics coach Dave Tews doesn't care that his team finished second behind Valley City at a home meet Saturday at the Jamestown Gymnastics Club. "All the kids just did really well," he said. "Our kids from top to bottom performed well." Valley City won by a hair, scoring a 140.675 to Jamestown's 140.600, but Tews said he was overly pleased with the score considering top all-arounder Erin Hillerud is still out with a fractured toe.
Jamestown boys hockey coach Matt Stockert said his team was trying to thread the needle too much on Saturday. That's not how the final goal was scored, however. Leopold Halko's rebound goal off an Austin Rene shot with 3 minutes, 33 seconds to play lifted the Blue Jays to a 5-4 West Region win over Hazen-Beulah at Wilson Arena. "I knew Austin was shooting, so I was just waiting for a rebound and keeping my eyes open," Halko said. "It was kind of a lucky one."
Paxton Mewes keeps etching his name into the record books of the Jamestown High School wrestling program. On Saturday, he secured a big one. The standout senior became the record-holder for most wins in a single season by improving his mark to 44-2 and taking home the 160-pound championship at the Lee Wolfe Invite in Aberdeen, S.D. Mewes beat Potter County's Alex Martinez in 51 seconds in the quarterfinals, tying the mark of 42 set by Nick Olson in 2002. He broke it by pinning Clark-Willow Lake's Caleb Orris in 5:02.
The newly approved North Dakota High School Activities Association football guideline paints a picture of Jamestown playing an entirely different schedule than in years past. Whether it will come to fruition or not remains to be seen. The NDHSAA board approved a guideline of having only 14 teams in Class AAA, meaning two schools that were previously a part of North Dakota's largest-enrollment division of football will drop down to Class AA for a minimum of two years starting in 2017.
Leopold Halko scored on rebound off a shot from Austin Rene with 3 minutes, 33 seconds to play as Jamestown outlasted Hazen-Beulah 5-4 in boys hockey Saturday at Wilson Arena. Jamestown trailed 2-0 early and 3-1 in the second period before catching fire to take a 4-3 lead into the final break. For more on this story, read Monday's edition.
When University of North Dakota defensive coordinator Eric Schmidt and wide receivers coach Danny Freund came to Jamestown to watch Noah Wanzek play basketball, they made a big impression. “It made me feel like I was important to them,” the 6-foot-4 senior from Jamestown High School said. That may have been the clincher, as Wanzek verbally committed to UND to play wide receiver late Wednesday evening. He will attend on scholarship, which certainly helped.
Josh Schulz has put his 3-point prowess on display since he started receiving varsity minutes as a junior. But the senior from Jamestown High School has added a pull-up jumper to his game as of late, and it's paying dividends. He came off the bench to score 17 points in the Blue Jays' 74-54 West Region win over Bismarck Legacy on Thursday at Jerry Meyer Arena. "It's very important—it opens things up for me," Schulz said of his mid-range game. "My shots are falling. I was struggling earlier in the year."
Jamestown's ability to shoot the ball has been instrumental in its success this season, but it was mostly absent on Thursday evening. Bismarck Legacy's stifling defense made it even more difficult. The Sabers held Jamestown to 16 of 44 (36 percent) from the floor in a 67-55 win in West Region girls basketball at Jerry Meyer Arena. The Blue Jays have won with a shooting percentage in that area before, but it was made even more difficult by Legacy's offense, which finished 23 of 46 for 50 percent.
When University of North Dakota defensive coordinator Eric Schmidt and wide receivers coach Danny Freund came to Jamestown to watch Noah Wanzek play basketball, they made a big impression. “It...
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 Meyer Arena. The Blue Jays led by nine at halftime but scored the first six points of the second half to boost their lead to double figures. They led by as much as 20. Jamestown hosts Bismarck High on Tuesday. Check Friday's edition for more on this story.