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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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...
Ahead 19-18 and making more errors than its opponent during the first set on Thursday, the Jamestown High School volleyball flipped the script on Dickinson and ran away with the...
Kyle Schumacher saves his best performance for the state meet, though getting there can be a rocky adventure. The Jamestown High School junior placed in the top 30 last year,...
As a sophomore, Nick Thomas was running 40 miles a week. And with no cross country program at Kidder County, he resorted to competing in road races in Bismarck on the weekends. But the eagerness for regular competition got the best of him, and his father approached Medina-Pingree-Buchanan about a possible co-op. The agreement took a year to complete and as a junior, he was a fresh face on a high school cross country team. "Medina was the only one considered," Thomas said. "It's just about a half hour." It's worked out well for both sides, as Thomas is Class B's No.
In Tim Fletcher's second year -- a playoff season -- the Jamestown High School football team's health was so good, it may have even been taken for granted. When it doesn't affect your football team, it's just not something you're thinking about. Fletcher and his coaching staff can't say that this year, which saw injuries become so prevalent that even a junior varsity offensive lineman without even a snap of varsity experience had to be relied on in a game that would make or break the team's playoff hopes.
A loud atmosphere favors the Jamestown High School volleyball team, said senior captain Jenna Stilwell. It doesn't seem to matter whose fans are creating the noise, either. Jamestown jumped out to a big lead and then held on for a five-set West Region victory over host Bismarck Century on Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 15-25 and 15-11. "The fans are always rowdy here, and they get really crazy," Stilwell said. "It's a high energy game whenever we come here." It's the second time in as many years the Blue Jays have won in Century's gym.
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter rallied to a big District 6 volleyball victory in Napoleon on Tuesday night. After falling behind the South Border Mustangs 2-1 after three sets, the Imperials took it the distance and surged to victory 25-23, 15-9. Kali Schwartzenberger tossed up 37 assists for the winners, while Katelyn Long (12) and Shaina Weigel (10) each hit double figures in kills.
FARGO -- There were days when facing a 3-4 defense caused North Dakota State fans a serious case of paranoia. So far this year, there's been no need to call the local psychiatrist. The Bison will face their third straight defense that has the three down linemen and four linebackers Saturday at the University of South Dakota. It was a look NDSU struggled with in 2010 and 2011, particularly against Southern Illinois and Missouri State.
MINNEAPOLIS -- On second thought, the Vikings' last-second loss to Buffalo was more agonizing to rehash Monday than it was to experience 24 hours earlier, when Minnesota's season of despair plunged deeper into the abyss. Frustration and regret clung like cellophane to coach Mike Zimmer following review of the 17-16 defeat, which was the Vikings' third straight loss, fifth in seven games and easily their most bitter of 2014. Zimmer said three times during his day-after news conference at Winter Park that in hindsight he should have called timeout to reset his defense before the Bills' improba