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It would've been easy for Bailey Lamp to sulk over the abrupt ending to her volleyball career. The Jamestown High School senior suffered the trifecta of knee injuries during the Blue Jays' first conference match of the season, with tears to her right ACL, MCL and meniscus. But on a night Jamestown's outside hitters stood tall, the former outside hitter was still a part of the ride. Lamp, as she has all season, supported her team from the sideline during a 3-0 sweep of visiting Mandan on Tuesday during senior night.
PINGREE—Halle Uehran's team won Monday night, but the 6-foot-3 standout middle hitter had nothing but praise for the once unbeaten Carrington Cardinals. Uehran slammed home 19 kills for Medina-Pingree-Buchanan inside a packed Pingree-Buchanan High School gymnasium—three down the stretch in the deciding fifth game—as the Thunder dealt the Cardinals their first loss of the season: 25-21, 25-19, 13-25, 17-25, 15-13. "They're an awesome team, and I give them so much credit," Uehran said. "The last two sets we were down, so we just needed to gain the intensity.
JAMESTOWN—Hunter Lucas peeked over his shoulder heading into the final 100 meters of Saturday's Class A boys state cross country meet. Under heavy pressure from Williston's Leif Everson, the Fargo Davies senior immediately shifted gears and went for broke. Lucas beat Everson to the line by a mere second at Jamestown's Parkhurst Recreation Area, becoming the Eagles' first individual state champion of the sport in the the school's seven-year history.
JAMESTOWN—New Town's Jalen Chase figured if he could win practice, he could also win the Class B boys state cross country meet. Chase led a 1-2-4-5-6 performance on Saturday as New Town cruised to its 11th team championship in 13 seasons. "In practice when we train, we all just gut it out," said Chase, who became New Town's ninth boys runner to win an individual title. "I figured it was going to be pretty close between all of us. We just keep pushing each other."
The pinnacle event of North Dakota high school cross country descends Saturday upon Jamestown's Parkhurst Recreation Area. Blue Jay coach Ken Gardner said the 5,000-meter course is ready. The girls and boys state cross country meets begin with the Class B boys up first at 11 a.m. "We're getting things in shape for Saturday," Gardner said Thursday. "Hopefully all the athletes have a good meet and it all runs smoothly."
Jon Schiele is excited to be talking playoff football. The head coach of Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm and the Thunder are headed to Saturday's opening round of the Class A state playoffs for the first time in the co-op's four-year history. E-E-K (6-2) hosts two-time defending state champion Park River-Fordville-Lankin (6-2) tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Kulm. "As a coaching staff, we looked at this week's matchup and it's almost like playing a mirror-image of ourselves," Schiele said. " What it's going to come down to on Saturday is who's going to be the sharpest team."
Wednesday's game-time temperature at Jimmie Soccer Field was about as chilly as it gets in southern Brazil. But that didn't faze University of Jamestown's Henrique Lucena-Pires. The junior midfielder from Porto Alegre, Brazil scored the go-ahead goal early in the second half to help the Jimmies open the flood gates in a 4-1 win over visiting University of Mary.
Dustin Strand shook his head and smiled in victory lane on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. The 2016 WISSOTA Late Model national champion had just won the Stock Car Stampede for a second straight year, putting the 33-year-old Grand Forks driver only seven wins shy of Mitch Johnson's career record of nine victories at the storied Stampede. "That's a pretty unbelievable feat right there," Strand laughed, as Johnson and all the past winners of the Stampede were recognized at the track on Saturday. "I don't think we'd maybe accomplish that.
Jonny Carter and Royce Jawaski put on a show during the 45th annual Stock Car Stampede on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. Carter was able to hold off Jawaski through four restarts during the 20-lap WISSOTA Street Stock main event, capturing victory in the Stampede for a second consecutive year. "There ain't words to express what this is like," Carter said in victory lane. "This race is so prestigious around this area. "To (win) it twice in a row? I don't know what to tell you."
Royce Jawaski hadn't been in his WISSOTA Street Stock in over a month. But racing cars is kind of like riding bikes for veterans returning to complete the 45th running of the Jamestown Speedway Stock Car Stampede. Jawaski won the second of four heat races on Friday, punching his ticket into today's feature races. The Stampede roars back to life tonight at 5 p.m. "I got a shot at it, but everyone's got a shot at it," Jawaski said. "The car seemed pretty good. I didn't know what we had under it, because I haven't been in it since Grand Forks."