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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LaMoure-Litchville-Marion senior running back Anthony Olson heads to Northern State in Aberdeen for his college career.
Jamestown Blue Jay wrestling takes two classes at Knights of Columbus invite Saturday.
The defense played well, the first line did the heavy lifting and Jamestown came away with a West Region win on Friday night. Austin Rene had two goals and an assist, and goalie Brian Wenzel stopped all 28 shots in a 4-0 win over Bottineau-Rugby at the Lumberdome in Bottineau. It started with the game's first goal from Nick Schaack late in the first period. Rene and Nick Stockert assisted on the play. "It was real key for us to get off to a good start," Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. "Our worst period was probably the first period.
In contested matches, Jamestown was right there with Fargo Davies on Friday night. But four forfeits gave the Eagles 24 points en route to a 54-24 victory at the JHS gym. The dual is on the eve of Jamestown's annual Knights of Columbus Invite, which starts today. "I'm just glad Jamestown gave us a dual here before the tournament," Davies coach Keenan Spies said. "They've got some good wrestlers." Making a triumphant return was junior Brandyn Harr, who missed all of last season with injuries after qualifying for state as a freshman.
The Class A basketball season starts today. Jamestown is one of eight West Region schools participating in a conference preseason jamboree at the Bismarck Civic Center. A look at the pairings is pretty convenient for some schools. None of the Bismarck schools have to play each other. I'm not sure if that was the luck of the draw or done on purpose. If it's the latter, it's pretty unfair. Jamestown couldn't open its season with a worse draw, as both the boys and girls play Bismarck High and Bismarck Century in nonconference play this weekend.
Much like last year, Jamestown gymnastics coach Dave Tews isn't sure what to make of this season's squad. He's hoping to see similar results, though. The Blue Jays open the season at a meet today in Aberdeen, S.D. They do so with junior Erin Hillerud returning after a breakout season. She finished 10th at the state meet in the bars and the all-around. "She made big jumps last year," Tews said. "(The jumps) are gonna be smaller this year. The success she had in diving, that makes a big difference, too.
Not flashy and always humble, the seniors on this year’s Jamestown High School volleyball team put in the work required to win. It didn’t mean another state championship, but it...
Oakes and Carrington combine for eight all-state football players.
Blue Jay wrestling suffers a loss at the hands of Bismarck Century.
Jamestown continues to field competitive boys hockey teams, even with serious losses to graduation.