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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Beating Bismarck High is becoming tradition for the Jamestown High School volleyball team. The Blue Jays were at it again on Tuesday night, earning a 26-24, 25-21, 25-19 West Region...
In the upper ranks of the West Region volleyball standings, there isn't much to be decided. Still, the slate is interesting. The top four teams square off tonight, the final action of the regular season before the West Region tournament Nov. 13-16 in Dickinson. Jamestown, in second place, plays host to third-place Bismarck High at 7:30 p.m. at the JHS gym. Fourth-place Mandan hosts No. 1 Bismarck Century. Bismarck High is locked into No. 3, and Mandan can't move up from No. 4. The only change at the top would be if Mandan upsets Century, and Jamestown beats Bismarck High.
Jamestown's West Region match against Williston on Saturday didn't carry much flow. Still, the Blue Jays got the job done, sweeping with a 25-20, 25-9, 25-16 victory at the JHS gym. "There were a lot of weird plays happening," Jamestown senior Kadie Anderson said. "There wasn't a lot of energy in the first set. In set 2, we really found ourselves and got our energy up." Jenna Stilwell tallied a game-high 12 kills for the Jays, who trailed 13-12 in the opening set before scoring the next four points on Williston hitting errors.
Jamestown managed only one new state qualifier on Saturday, but spirits were still pretty high. A program known more for standouts than depth, the old rules didn't apply at the Marney Shirley Invite at the JHS pool. The Blue Jays finished second at their meet with 337 points, far behind winner Minot (623). Still, they bested seven other schools. "It was a pretty solid second place," Jamestown coach Ben Smith said. "The girls did really well. We know Minot is always a powerhouse, but we're pretty good at coming up at the right time.
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...