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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It was hard to find a weak spot in the Jamestown High School baseball team's performance on Tuesday.
Jays softball sweeps in weekend action.
Jays tennis edged by Minot in West Region action.
Jays baseball team wins in Williston.
Jays soccer defeated by Minot.
Small ball was the name of the game on Friday in Dickinson, and the home team was a little better at it. The Midgets manufactured one run in five of six innings in a 5-1 West Region baseball win over Jamestown at Southside Municipal Ballpark. The Blue Jays managed just two hits in the game and only one against Dickinson starter Luke Herauf, who went 5 2/3 innings and allowed just an infield single to Nate Soulis. He walked two and struck out five. "Sometimes we get a little too selective and sometimes it just has to be attack the baseball in the zone," Jamestown coach Kelley Kessler said.
The Dickinson Invite on Friday at Heart River Golf Course didn't do much to answer many of the questions regarding the West Region's inexperience in Class A golf. One thing did get answered -- it could be a tight one to the end. The top seven teams in the season-opening meet were within 12 strokes of each other, but Minot took the crown with a 322, led by runner-up Cody Reynolds' 76. Jamestown finished sixth with a 333, technically tying with Bismarck St.
The state meet is a month away, and junior Logan Anderson already has spots locked up in his two main throwing events. Anderson hurled the discus 147 feet to qualify for state at the Kiwanis Invite on Friday in Bismarck. He had previously qualified in the shot put. Anderson helped the Blue Jays to fifth place with 48 team points.
Down 4-2 after singles competition, the Jamestown High School girls tennis team nearly pulled off the win on Friday at Bollinger Courts. Bailee Graves and Kaitlin Mullowney, and Megan Larson and Medora Pringle won their respective doubles matches to knot the dual at four, but Bismarck St. Mary's Lauren Botsford and Mallory Donlin clinched the West Region win with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Savannah Montoy and Payton Hoggarth. "We're 4-2, so we feel like our back is against the wall a little bit," Jamestown coach Pat Mullowney said.
Austin Rene will likely have a big target on his back this season. The Jamestown High School junior golfer finished third at state last June and with the first, second and fourth-place guys graduating in May, Rene becomes one of the favorites. "Austin's got a lethal combination," Jamestown coach Dean Kraft said. "He can bomb it, and he has a good short game. For a long hitter, he's got really good hands around the green." The Blue Jays open their season today at Dickinson's Heart River Golf Course. Jamestown is coming off a fifth-place finish at the state meet.