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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Matt Stockert emphasized special teams in practice this week, and his Jamestown High School boys hockey team responded. Leopold Halko scored midway through the first on the power play, and the Blue Jays capped the affair with two short-handed goals in a 7-0 West Region victory over Bottineau-Rugby on Friday night at Wilson Arena. Nick Schaack also scored two goals for the Blue Jays, who had no problem controlling the puck even when they were a man down.
Jamestown coach Luke Anderson was mystified after looking at how many turnovers his team had, despite staying with No. 2-ranked Minot on Thursday night. "For us to even be in that game with (21) turnovers is mind-boggling to me," he said. "We turned it over a bunch." Minot's offense settled down, using clean play in the second half to come away with a 78-67 victory in West Region boys basketball at Jerry Meyer Arena.
Jamestown has been consistently good at 3-point shooting and ball-handling to this point in the season, which Minot found out on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays committed just seven turnovers and knocked down another seven 3-pointers, downing Minot 57-46 in West Region girls basketball at Jerry Meyer Arena. Megan Gaffaney, a sophomore, had a team-high 16 points and Bailey Lamp added 12 as Jamestown's offense again benefitted from long-range shots and extra possessions.
Wahpeton was no match for Jamestown on the boards on Saturday night. Tanner Lunzman led four players in double figures with 18, and Noah Wanzek added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Blue Jays won their third straight game—a 71-54 Class A boys basketball triumph in Wahpeton. The Jamestown girls fell to Wahpeton 53-52.
A disastrous third quarter doomed Medina-Pingree-Buchanan on Friday afternoon. Still, senior Jeremiah Heupel said the team was in good spirits considering the opponent—No. 7 ranked Enderlin, which came away with a 60-47 win during the University of Jamestown Shootout at the CIvic Center.
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion has been led by strong guard play the past few years. But this season, the Loboes are clearly post-oriented. Six-foot-three, 315-pound senior Quinn Alo scored 17 points to lead the Loboes to a 48-37 triumph over Sacred Heart of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in a defensive battle during the University of Jamestown shootout Friday at the Civic Center. Alo finished 8 of 16 from the floor with three points during an integral 8-0 run in the third quarter that provided the Loboes with some breathing room.
A disastrous third quarter doomed Medina-Pingree-Buchanan on Friday afternoon. Still, senior Jeremiah Heupel said the team was in good spirits considering the opponent — No. 7 ranked Enderlin, which came...
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion has been led by strong guard play the past few years. But this season, the Loboes are clearly post-oriented. Six-foot-three, 315-pound senior Quinn Alo scored 17 points to lead...
The sorrow from losing third-year starter Logan Anderson is dissipating for Jamestown. The Blue Jays are without Anderson for at least a month after he suffered a fractured sternum and had to be hospitalized Thursday night in Mandan. For teammate Noah Wanzek, a different emotion is fueling the team. "We're all kind of mad that he got hurt," Wanzek said. "We all wanted to come out and play for Logan." Jamestown took its frustration out on Valley City, scoring 53 first-half points in a convincing 85-53 Class A boys basketball win Tuesday night at Jerry Meyer Arena.
Jamestown's offense has been the star of the show in its success this season. On Tuesday night, the defense made its case. The Blue Jays held Valley City to just 10 first-half points thanks to 16 turnovers in a 57-26 victory in Class A girls basketball at Jerry Meyer Arena. Valley City (0-4) was just 5-of-24 (20 percent) in the first half. The Hi-Liners went more than 12 minutes without scoring.