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The state Class B baseball tournament returns to Jamestown this weekend. The tournament was last held here in 2014 with Watford City claiming its first state title. Defending champion and unbeaten Thompson (19-0) along with Kindred-Richland (27-1) are viewed as the favorites this time around. Region 3 champion Carrington usually plays its way into the mix. The Cardinals (17-6) placed second in 2015 and third last year. Play begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Dickinson edged Jamestown 5-4 in eight innings in the West Region baseball championship game on Saturday night in Minot. The Blue Jays led 4-3 after six innings, but the defending state champion Midgets scored a single run in the seventh to tie and won it in the bottom of the eighth. The Blue Jays face West Fargo-Sheyenne in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday in Mandan.
CLASS A BOYS Team scores (Final) 1. Legacy 143. 2. Century 109. 3. Minot 87. 4. Bismarck 60. 5. Fargo Davies 54. 6. Grand Forks Red River 49. 7. Williston 48. 8. (tie) West Fargo Sheyenne and Fargo South 44. 10. Fargo North 34. 11. Mandan 28. 12. West Fargo 23. 13. Dickinson 11. 14. Wahpeton 7. Individual Results
Kaianna Arellano earned the third All-American honor of her career at the NAIA national track and field meet in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday. The junior from the University of Jamestown took eighth place in the heptathlon with a career-best point total of 4,506. Arellano was ranked 15th out of 16 going in. She had PRs in five of the seven events—100 hurdles, shot put, 200 meters, javelin and 800. The long jump (15-2.50), javelin (82-4) and 800 (2:27.78) were held on Friday.
The Blue Jays sealed a trip to state on Friday night in Minot. Today, they play for a region championship. Strong pitching again carried Jamestown at the West Region baseball tournament in a 5-2 semifinal win over the host Magicians. One day after Ben Friebel spun a two-hit shutout against Bismarck Century, Andrew Nohrenberg and Dawson Douty held Minot down for a semifinal victory.
Edgeley-Kulm sophomore standout Isaac Huber earned runner-up honors in the 1,600-meter run at the state Class B track meet on Friday in Bismarck. Huber broke up a top 5 sweep by distance-running powerhouse New Town with his second-place effort of 4 minutes, 24.15 seconds. Huber also is a contender in the 3,200 and 800 today. The Rebels had another top 4 finish as eighth-grade jumper Jorgen Paulson sailed 20 feet, 5.5 inches to earn fourth in the long jump.
Abby Kallenbach rewrote the record books on Friday at the state track meet. The Jamestown High School sophomore place second in the high jump at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Kallenbach cleared 5 feet, 4 inches to beat the old Blue Jay mark by one inch. "When I made 5-3 I was like, 'This is awesome. Now I gotta make 5-4 and clear them all off the board," Kallenbach said. She did.
Jamestown defeated Minot 5-2 on Friday night to seal a trip to next week's state Class A baseball tournament in Mandan. The Blue Jays will face defending Class A state champion Dickinson at 5 p.m. on Saturday for the West Region championship in Minot. Andrew Nohrenberg went four innings on the mound to get the win. Dawson Douty pitched three scoreless innings for the save. Ben Friebel and Nolan Kratz each had two hits for the Blue Jays, who improved to 16-18.
Kaiann Arellano earned All-American honors in the pentathlon at the NAIA national championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday. Arellano, a junior from Jamestown, scored a career-best 4506 points to finish eighth. The top eight finishers in each event earn All-American honors. Arellano won the 100-meter hurdles and was second in the high jump in heptathlon action on Thursday. The final three events - javelin, 800 meters and long jump - were held on Friday. Arellano also is qualified for the open high jump and 100 hurdles.
Kaiann Arellano turned in a stellar performance on Thursday. The junior from Jamestown scored a third-place total of 2,937 points in the heptathlon at the NAIA national meet in Gulf Shores, Ala. Arellano won the 100-meter hurdles in a PR of (14.89) and was second in the high jump (5-5 3/4). She also had PRs in the shot put (32-0 1/4) and 200 meters (26.56). Arellano entered the competition ranked 15th out of 16. The top eight finishers earn All-American honors.