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The Blue Jay girls basketball team is a lock for the upcoming West Region tournament. Senior Genna Bruns buried 4-for-5 shots from 3-point land and posted 18 points on Saturday at Jamestown's Jerry Meyer Arena, lifting the Blue Jays to a 53-44 victory over the visiting Dickinson Midgets. Jamestown secured the sixth seed for the regional—avoiding a play-in game—with the win. "It's a big relief," Bruns said. "We had to come out and do a lot of the little things and just execute to get this game. "We're just really happy to come out with the win today."
Aanen Moody flew past another milestone on Saturday in Jamestown. The all-state senior guard for Dickinson High School poured in 35 points against the Blue Jays, surpassing Jeff Boschee for second all-time on the Class A career scoring list. The effort spurred the Midgets to a 93-60 victory over Jamestown.
One goal is sometimes all it takes. University of Jamestown's Bryan Kromm stuffed a puck home from the crease in the second period on Friday night at John L. Wilson Arena, lifting the Jimmies to a 1-0 victory over visiting Williston State College. The Tetons will have a chance at revenge tonight at 7 in the second game of the weekend doubleheader. "Our gritty, physical style. That's how we win out there," said Kromm, who has scored five goals this season. "We really proved it today."
Jamestown High School hadn't allowed a goal to Williston this season. That changed on Friday during loser-out play of the West Region tournament at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck. Williston senior defenseman Ty McKechnie scored his sixth and seventh goals of the year to lift the Coyotes to a 3-2 upset victory over Jamestown. The Blue Jays' season came to a close at 9-14 overall. "We can't spend 33 minutes in the box like we did today in the first two periods," Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. "That's just not doable to win a West Region hockey game."
Jamestown High School hadn’t allowed a goal to Williston in boys hockey this season. That changed on Friday during loser-out play of the West Region tournament at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck. Williston senior defenseman Ty McKechnie scored his sixth and seventh goals of the year to lift the Coyotes to a 3-2 upset victory over Jamestown. The Blue Jays’ season came to a close at 9-14 overall. “We can’t spend 33 minutes in the box like we did today in the first two periods,” Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. “That’s just not doable to win a West Region hockey game.”
There are no do-overs in West Region boys playoff hockey. Jamestown High School can't take back Thursday's second period against Dickinson at Bismarck's VFW Sports Center, and as a result the Blue Jays are now in survival mode. The Midgets scored four unanswered goals in the second against the Jays, including a back-breaking short-handed tally by senior Dawson Kram, to power Dickinson to a 6-2 victory over Jamestown in the opening round of the West Region tournament.
A light atmosphere underscored the competition on Thursday at the JHS pool. The Jamestown High School boys swimming and diving team concluded the regular season hosting a triple dual against Fargo South, Moorhead (Minn.) and Wahpeton. "It was a fun atmosphere," Jamestown coach Ben Smith said. "The coaching staffs are all really good friends. It was fun to see our teams compete against each other."
Jade Schafer and the rest of the Blue Jays could have quit on the 2016-17 girls hockey season. Losing isn't much fun. Hard work and sweat turned into frustration, which eventually boiled over into tears for a team that at one point lost 13 games in a row. But pure elation was found on the faces of Jamestown's 12 skaters at the end of Tuesday night's home game against Devils Lake.
Shelby Roney found support in her Class B basketball family on Monday at the Jamestown Civic Center. Less than 48 hours after learning her brother had passed away in an automobile accident, Roney was back where she's been the past four years. Suited up and in the starting lineup for Oakes High School. Roney's pair of double-bonus shots were the final points scored in Oakes' 60-48 victory over Ellendale in a Region 3-qualifying game of the District 5 girls basketball tournament. The Tornadoes' senior leader scored 18 points and played all 32 minutes.
The Carrington Cardinals never seem to stop flapping their wings. Carrington won its second straight District 5 girls basketball tournament championship over Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier on Monday night, forcing the Rebels into 20 turnovers inside the Jamestown Civic Center. The Cards' relentless full-court pressure helped turn up 12 steals in Carrington's 60-53 victory over E-K-M. Both teams' seasons continue next week at the Region 3 tournament.