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The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants have won nine state championships, but had yet to put a player in the North Dakota Amateur Baseball Inc., Hall of Fame. That'll change this weekend when three of the best Merchants get their due. Steve Bennion, Kevin Gall and Jeff Gould, along with Steve Eamon, will be inducted on Friday during a ceremony at the Knights of Columbus. A social will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 6:30.
Professionally, it was an opportunity Luke Anderson could not pass up. However, that did not make it any easier for Jamestown High School's boys' basketball coach to step down. Anderson has been hired as principal at Gussner Elementary School, ending his three-year run as head coach and 10 total in the program. "It was a tough decision for sure. I did a lot of soul searching," Anderson said. "I preach family within our basketball program, but I had to make a decision for my other family. "I enjoyed every bit of it. I'm going to miss it. No question about it."
Jim Clark is ready to get some rest, finally. Entering his 40th year as a coach at the University of Jamestown, Clark has stepped down as head coach of the Jimmie women's track and field team. Clark, 67, isn't leaving entirely, far from it. He'll remain as head women's cross country coach and serve as an assistant in track and field.
Professionally, it was an opportunity Luke Anderson could not pass up. However, that did not make it any easier for Jamestown High School’s boys’ basketball coach to step down. Anderson has been hired as principal at Gussner Elementary School, ending his three-year run as head coach and 10 total in the program. “It was a tough decision for sure. I did a lot of soul searching,” Anderson said. “I preach family within our basketball program, but I had to make a decision for my other family. “I enjoyed every bit of it. I’m going to miss it. No question about it.”
Quinn Irey is enjoying his busy summer of baseball with the Bismarck Larks. Quinn Irey’s played a lot of baseball this year — a lot — but he’s enjoying every inning.
Bradee Schroeder's future is on the farm, but first he's got some football to finish up. The Carrington High School two-sport standout is preparing for the Badlands Bowl on Saturday in Miles City, Mont. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Schroeder is lining up at offensive tackle for team North Dakota. Practices began on Sunday. "It's fun getting to meet a lot of new guys and trying to put everything together from the team perspective," Schroeder said. "So far, it's been pretty basic stuff. I'm sure it will get more intense as the game gets closer."
Seri Geisler was ready to say "see-ya" to Valley City during her the fall of her freshman year. Things were not working out for the Vikings volleyball recruit. Fast forward a year and a half later and the Grand Rapids, Minn., native is leaving Valley, but with mixed emotions. In less than two years, Geisler has become one of the top javelin throwers in the country. She's transferring to Arizona State where she hopes to chase her Olympic dreams.
Wednesday night's East-West Senior All-Star soccer matches at Rotary Field will have a decidedly blue and white feel. The games will feature 16 recent Jamestown High School graduates, eight boys and eight girls. The heavy Blue Jay contingent certainly is earned.The JHS girls are coming off a 15-2 season, including a West Region championship. Back in the fall, the Blue Jay boys took second in the West.
Jamestown's season ended with a 10-2 loss against Minot in the fifth-place game of the Class A state baseball tournament in Mandan on Saturday. The Blue Jays' season ended at 17-21, including a second-place finish at the West Region tournament the previous weekend in Minot. Also on Saturday, Nolan Kratz was named co-Senior Athlete of the Year with Luke Sandy of Fargo Shanley. Kratz also was named unanimously to the all-state tournament team. Jamestown head coach Kelley Kessler was named the Class A Coach of the Year.
Theresa Klinnert's arm was a little sore after Saturday's Class B state softball tournament championship game. The pain was worth it, though. Kindred-Richland's ace pitcher fired her third straight complete-game shutout of the tournament as the Vikings edged Central Cass 1-0 to repeat as Class B champions on Saturday night in Jamestown. All seven zeroes were needed as Madison Olien's grounder to second scored Amanda Roesler for the walkoff win.