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Mark Sherfy realizes the potential he sees on the field this fall, and the Jamestown High School boys soccer coach is not alone. A highly anticipated season begins today for the Blue Jays in the annual East-West Crossover. Jamestown faces Fargo Shanley at 11 a.m. and Fargo South at 2 p.m., both at Rotary Field. Jamestown is being led onto the pitch by nine seniors who helped the team finish 6-8-3 and just a couple goals shy of the state tournament in 2015.
Plans for the 45th annual Stock Car Stampede are beginning to fall into place. Jamestown Speedway has announced this year's three-night event will begin with Central Dakota Pure Stocks and Slingshots hitting the track at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22. The Stampede, one of the longest-running and most prestigious year-end specials in the Upper Midwest, will run from Sept. 22-24. The move from two days to three this fall is aimed at properly celebrating the event, according to Jamestown Speedway owner Keith Veil.
A large pack of runners is expected here on Saturday to open the high school cross country season. Blue Jay coach Ken Gardner said Thursday a total of 36 Class A and Class B teams had already committed to attend the annual Orriginals Invite at the course at Parkhurst. The heavy attendance is due primarily to Jamestown hosting this year's state cross country meet on Oct. 22. The Parkhurst course is located approximately 5 miles north of Jamestown on U.S. Highway 281 and 1 mile west near Pipestem Reservoir. Saturday's meet begins at 11 a.m.
Jamestown High School girls golf coach Tracy Gustafson knows the season is young. Her Blue Jays wrapped up the two-day East-West Classic at Jamestown Country Club ninth out of 14...
Folks can usually start heading for the exits when Winnipeg's Mike Balcaen leads the field to the white flag. The veteran NLRA Late Model series driver has over 200 victories in a career that spans more than three decades. But an unusual night at Jamestown Speedway became more unusual on Saturday when Balcaen lost the lead on the final lap. Fellow Canadian, Shane Edginton, of East St. Paul, Manitoba, caught the leader in lapped traffic and beat Balcaen to the checkered flag with an impressive run off the top of the final corner.
Ryan Ost began football practice on Wednesday with his Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm teammates. But it was on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway where the 17-year-old Edgeley High School junior from Nortonville metaphorically found the endzone. Ost reached a milestone in his young career, outlasting Jason Miller, of Monago, N.D., to claim feature victory No. 1 in his fourth season behind the wheel of a Central Dakota Pure Stock. 'It's awesome. I can't describe it," Ost said. "Just a long time coming."
It's been a fairly quiet summer so far by Rory Opp's standards. The veteran WISSOTA Street Stock driver had posted just a lone feature win back in May during Jamestown Speedway's opening night. But with season-ending specials just around the corner, it's hardly difficult to believe Opp's program has begun to breathe new life. Opp ran down pole sitter Matthew Kropp from the outside of the third row and led the final 12 laps of Saturday's Street Stock 20-lap feature at Jamestown Speedway. It was the second solid finish in as many nights for Opp and his No. 43.
Jamestown Speedway owner Keith Veil made a difficult decision over the winter and rolled the dice. So far, so good. This summer's A-modified numbers aren't just up at the track, they're up and appear to be holding steady. Jamestown Speedway is averaging nearly nine more modifieds per night this season compared to last, which is a direct result of Veil opting to replace WISSOTA Modifieds with IMCA Modifieds.
Volunteers gave it their best shot in Carrington on Wednesday, but baseball is played with bats not oars. Heavy rain on Tuesday wiped out Wednesday's opening round of the Class B American Legion state baseball tournament. The tournament has been reduced from five days to just four, and is scheduled to begin this morning at 10 a.m. with Kindred facing Kidder County.
Rusty Kollman led all 20 green-flag laps of Saturday's IMCA Modified feature race at Jamestown Speedway. But the Carrington, N.D. driver didn't win what would have been his second victory of the summer here. A two-position penalty assessed to Kollman at the race's conclusion handed the win over to the apparent second-place finisher, Jamestown's John Corell. Kollman was scored third after it was declared he had jumped the start of the race from the pole position.