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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A trio of Jamestown High School gymnasts earned first-place finishes in a dual win over Mandan on Thursday night. Junior Erin Hillerud was first in the all-around with a 33.975,...
A look at the West Region girls basketball standings shows Thursday's affair between Minot and Jamestown should have been a convincing victory for the second-ranked Majettes. But Jamestown, in last place, scrapped and battled every second of the way before succumbing in Minot's 42-29 triumph at the JHS gym. "It's the WDA -- there are a lot of good athletes and coaches in this league," Minot coach Bernie Wasser said.
A young Blue Jay wrestling team faces a challenging season.
Blue Jay boys hockey squad picks up win.
I don't spend much time on hate. The less of it that consumes my everyday life, the better. It's ultimately up to me and how I choose to perceive the situation, but I tend to be of the type that forgives, but does not forget. That view isn't limited to personal hate; I take the same view for what I call "sports hate." Let me start with this: I'm a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan. My uncles got me started at around age 5 with the great defenses that featured Chris Doleman and Keith Millard.
Perhaps it's appropriate that the chosen color for colon cancer awareness is blue. It fits right in with the Jamestown Blue Jays. The boys hockey team is looking to do its part, dedicating tonight's affair vs. Minot at Wilson Arena to colon cancer awareness. The game is slated for 7:30 p.m. "I think it's a great way to raise awareness and get people out to the game," said senior goalie Brian Wenzel, a team captain. "A lot of other sports teams do it.
Bismarck Century had everything rolling on Tuesday night. The Patriots used fast starts in both games of the doubleheader, as the boys beat Jamestown 82-24 and the girls won 68-17 in West Region play at Century's gym. Dalton Feeney led five players in double figures with 16 points. Adam Geiger had all 11 of his points including three 3-pointers in the second half, while Riley Henderson, Andrew Holen and Sam Leidholm each dumped in 10 points. No. 2-ranked Century never trailed, jumping out to a 21-4 advantage right away, led by 12 points from Feeney.
Jamestown was nipping at Mandan's heels when a penalty derailed the Blue Jays' momentum on Tuesday night. A 5-minute major in the final 10 minutes hindered Jamestown's ability to rally from a one-goal deficit and fueled Mandan to a pair of power-play scores in a 4-1 West Region triumph in Mandan. "When we finished that major, we pulled the goaltender and still went after it," Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. "I'm proud of the kids for gutting it out. The urgency was there.
A showdown of area wrestlers was featured in the 152-pound championship match Saturday at the Bismarck Rotary. Round 2 went to Billy Holtan. The Carrington wrestler secured a takedown in overtime to beat Jamestown's Paxton Mewes 3-1, after Mewes had beaten Holtan 2-0 for seventh place at the Rumble on the Red more than a week ago. Holtan was one of three Cardinals to make championship matches, though he was the only victor.
Coming off close losses to Fargo Davies and Turtle Mountain, Jamestown didn't panic. In fact, the Blue Jays responded with three straight wins. The latest was another impressive performance of teamwork, as the Blue Jays dismantled Williston 67-52 in West Region play Saturday at the JHS gym. Noah Wanzek had his third consecutive 20-point outing, pouring in 24 this time. Logan Anderson was also in double figures, scoring all 10 of his points in the first half. Jamestown led 40-26 at the break. "It feels awesome," Jamestown senior Ross Monson said.