Jamestown Sun Staff
Dillon Kifer's fine season continued on Saturday at the Tyler Plummer Classic at Dickinson State. Kifer, a junior from Little Falls, Minn., won four of his five matches at 141 pounds to place third and lead the University of Jamestown wrestling team to a fifth-place finish in the seven-team field. Kifer accounted for 14.5 of the Jimmies' 23.5 points on the day.
Carrington Cardinals girls basketball improves to 13-0 on season
Dickinson State flexed its muscles against the Jimmies on Thursday night. The Blue Hawks won seven of the eight contested matches en route to a 44-4 win at the Hansen Center. The University of Jamestown got a strong performance from junior Dillon Kifer. The 144-pounder from Little Falls, Minn., blanked Jordan Delp 10-0 to account for all four of the Jimmies' points. Dickinson State was dominant otherwise with pins by Cade Coles (133 pounds) and Seth Ehlang (149).
Olivia Anderson splashed in two 3-pointers as part of a 24-point performance to lead Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier to a 52-45 road win over Ellendale in Class B girls basketball action on Thursday night. The Rebels rode a 17-point first quarter to the lead and then held on. Katie Entzi added 16 points in the win for the Rebels. Kaitlyn Schimke topped Ellendale with 15 points. Brooke Boehm added 13. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 52.
Jamestown's Paxton Mewes will be going for a title today at the Bismarck Rotary, which started Friday at the Bismarck Civic Center. Mewes (152) defeated Rapid City Central's Kyle Carlson 6-4 in overtime to advance to the 152-pound championship match where he meets Billy Holtan of Carrington. The two wrestled for seventh place at the Rumble on the Red last week, with Mewes winning 2-0. Mewes pinned Jacob Sailor of Sturgis (S.D.) and Tyler Thompson of Minot in the first period.
New location, but same results for the Jimmie basketball teams on Friday night. Six days after sweeping Johnson & Wales in Jamestown, the Jimmies did the same in Denver, home of the Wildcats. The Jimmies are playing in the Johnson & Wales Classic, which finishes up today. UJ 73, J&W 59 Chelsey Frydenlund and Jessica Buck teamed for 43 of the Jimmies' total as they won their third straight game. Ranked 15th in the latest NAIA top 25 poll, the Jimmies dominated the glass in the win, outrebounding the Wildcats 55-36. Buck played in a big part in that too as she posted a double-double of 20
Anthony Kifer and Jonathon Gonzalez both came away with pins as the University of Jamestown wrestling team beat Hastings (Neb.) 30-13 in a road dual on Friday night. Kifer pinned Alec Chanthapatheth in 3 minutes, 27 seconds, while Gonzalez stuck DJ Maar in 2:48. Joseph Murillo (133), Jevon Schnaubert (157), Jacob Paul (165) and Antonio Lopez (285) also won contested matches for the Jimmies. Jamestown hosts Dickinson on Jan. 22. U. of Jamestown 30, Hastings College (Neb.) 13 125: Stuart Brandt, J, forfeit. 133: Joseph Murillo, J, dec.
Two players have signed with the University of Jamestown football team. Nicholas Helfrich, a kicker from Berthold, N.D., along with Aidan Yellin of Cloquet, Minn., will join the Jimmies in the fall. Helfrich, a 5-foot-11, 180-pounder, made 44 point after kicks and 61 total in his career. He also kicked two field goals this past season and three total. "(Nick) has worked hard on his skills, which allowed him to have his most successful season as a senior.
Local athletes cited for awards Alexis Triebenbach amd Paxton Mewes of Jamestown High School along with Brequan Tucker and Renee Samano of the University of Jamestown have been named athletes of the week by the Jamestown Optimist Club. Triebenbach, a freshman gymnast, scored a career-high 33.95 and scored in every event for the Blue Jays at the Fargo Invite on Jan.
The Carrington girls basketball team kept on rolling at home against the Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier Rebels on Tuesday. Back in action for the first time since Dec. 18, Carrington stayed perfect on the year (8-0) with a 14-point, 54-40, victory over E-K-M. Lynzee Hagemeister led the way for the winning team, dropping in 16 points.