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Jamestown High School hung tough with Grand Forks on Saturday in girls hockey. Blue Jay senior Haley Hillstrom struck first with her fifth goal of the year in falling to the Knightriders 3-1 at Wilson Arena. But there were plenty of positives for Jamestown. The Jays held Grand Forks scoreless in the second period and only trailed the Knightriders in shots 35-28. Jamestown (2-6) is inching closer to finding its first victory of the season against a varsity opponent.
Bryn Woodside and the 10th-ranked Jimmie women's basketball team are a handful. The University of Jamestown forced visiting Mayville State University into 26 turnovers and limited the Comets to just 13 total field goals on Saturday at the Jamestown Civic Center. It was a lopsided, 92-47 affair in favor of the Jimmies. "We love to pressure in the full court," said Woodside, the team's junior point guard after finishing the game with 12 points and seven assists. "We really just like to get up and get after them and frustrate the other team."
Casey Foss' third period cleanup goal in the crease helped extend Bismarck Century's winning streak over Jamestown in boys hockey. The junior forward's goal—his third of the season—was the go-ahead tally for the Patriots in a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Jamestown's John L. Wilson Arena. Century has now won 22 straight games over the Blue Jays, a span stretching back to December of 2007. "(Jamestown) really came out and surprised us today," Foss said. "The main thing is we have to play three periods, and in the second period we kind of let up."
The final tally didn't tell the entire story for Jamestown High School's boys swimming and diving team on Thursday in Minot. The Blue Jays dropped a dual with the Magicians 120-64, but Jamestown coach Ben Smith said the early-season performance was more than just overall points. The Jays were competing for just the second time this winter.
Sydney Soulis scored a pair of goals on Tuesday night for Jamestown High School in girls hockey. But it wasn't enough in a 6-2 loss to the visiting Aberdeen Cougars at John L. Wilson Arena. The Cougars outshot the Blue Jays 40-16, dropping Jamestown to a record of 2-4 on the season. Aberdeen tallied just 34 seconds into the game and led 2-0 before Soulis' first goal in the final minute of the first put Jamestown on the scoreboard.
Much has already been said about how hard the Blue Jay boys hockey team works, even after just five games. But maybe Jamestown's best example of that took place on Saturday at John L. Wilson Arena. The Blue Jays received seven goals from an amazing seven different skaters in a dominating 7-0 victory over the Williston Coyotes. Nothing but hard work can explain that type of result. "It's all about teamwork for us," said Jamestown senior right-winger Cole Burkle, who accounted for a goal and two assists. "We all work together and we couldn't do it without each other.
Katie Entzi knows she's going to draw a lot more attention this season on the basketball court. The 6-foot sophomore and the rest of her Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier teammates lost second team all-state center Olivia Anderson to graduation, but Entzi appears ready for the added responsibility. Her 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks helped the Rebels top Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 55-54 on Friday in the opening round of the Stutsman County tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center. E-K-M plays Medina-Pingree-Buchanan today at 1:30 in the semifinals.
Carrington hadn't held an organized practice in three days entering Friday's opening-round of the Stutsman County girls basketball tournament. But this week's blizzard and related cancellations wasn't enough to cool off the fourth-ranked Cardinals. Emerson Hoornaert buried a pair of first-period 3-pointers, and the Cards were off to the races in a 63-30 victory over Warwick at the Jamestown Civic Center. They'll face South Border in today's semifinals at noon.
Drew Lenertz decided he'd like to join Bismarck High School's scoring machine in boys hockey. The junior defenseman tallied his first goal of the season at John. L. Wilson Arena in Jamestown on Thursday, helping the Demons defeat the Blue Jays 3-0 in a battle of early-season unbeatens. Bismarck has now scored 49 goals, while allowing just five, in five victories to start the year. "I'm not much of a points scorer," said Lenertz on scoring his second career goal. "Last year in the championship game of the WDA I scored my first goal, so I'm not asked to do it much."
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Enderlin, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page and Barnes County North posted opening-round wins at the Barnes County tournament in Valley City on Thursday. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion took a commanding 23-4 after one quarter and cruised to a 52-21 victory over Griggs County Central. Jackie Meiklejohn and Anna Holen led the Loboes with 18 and 11 points, respectively. Trailing at halftime, Enderlin rallied past Oakes in the second half for a 48-31 victory.