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Make sure to pick up a program Friday afternoon on the way into Jamestown High School's Rotary Field. Fresh varsity faces will litter the pitch for the Blue Jay boys soccer team after graduating nine of 11 starters. The 2017 season gets underway with Jamestown facing Fargo Shanley at 2 p.m. and Fargo South at 5 p.m. in the annual East-West Crossover. "We haven't talked once about what we lost last year," coach Mark Sherfy said. "All we can do is look forward and work with what we've got on our roster, and we do have quite a few experienced players coming back."
Tuesday's second round fared better for the Blue Jays at Jamestown Country Club. Jamestown High School's girls golf team shaved seven strokes off Monday's opening-round 367, solidly finishing seventh out of 17 teams at the East-West Classic. Bismarck St. Mary's took top team honors (657), while Grand Forks Red River's Morgan Hetletved (76-76--152) was medalist.
The first round of any new season is bound to include its peaks and valleys. Jamestown High School's Sarah Azure bookended a quad with a pair of birdies on Friday in Dunseith, as the senior's round of 82 at Garden Gate Golf Club tied for second individually during the season-opening Turtle Mountain Invite. Jamestown began the girls golf season with a team score of 385 without one its top players. Bismarck St. Mary's was the best of seven teams at 342.
Dustin Erickson has been a driver on the rise. A year after winning his first career WISSOTA Street Stock feature race, the Jamestown native and Ypsilanti, N.D. resident is now flirting with a potential track championship. Erickson trails Lisbon's Matthew Lesmeister by just two points in the streets standings at Jamestown Speedway with three nights of points racing remaining. Saturday's action begins at 7 p.m.
Football practice started this week for the Ellendale, Edgeley Kulm Thunder football squad at Monango.
Nick Stockert averaged a point per night over his final 10 games of the 2015-16 junior hockey season, but something still wasn't quite right. The former Jamestown High School standout had already bounced all over Canada and Minnesota trying to find a home in his first year away from John L. Wilson Arena and the Blue Jays. A journey that began with the Winkler (Manitoba) Flyers quickly included stops with both the Minnesota Iron Rangers and the Granite City Lumberjacks of St. Cloud.
Can a team become numb to pinching itself? Carrington Post 25 has done plenty of that over the past few summers, winning a trio of American Legion Central Region baseball championships and three consecutive Class B state titles. Post 25 manager Tim Ranum and his club now have the task of not becoming too comfortable with a familiar surrounding. The road to a possible four-peat begins today in Steele, N.D., where Carrington will face Hazen Post 189 at 10 a.m. in the opening round of this year's Class B state tourney.
Post 14's season came to a close Tuesday in Williston. Mandan Post 40 jumped on Jamestown for seven runs in the second inning of play-in round action of the Class AA American Legion state baseball tournament at Ardean Aafedt Stadium, and Post 14 was unable to recover. The Chiefs topped Jamestown in seven innings by the final of 13-2. Post 14 ends the summer at 7-20 overall.
Post 14 baseball moms can't have any fingernails left to bite. Jamestown's American Legion team won six of seven games this summer by just a single run. That winning formula shouldn't change today during play-in action of the Class AA state tournament in Williston. Post 14 faces Mandan at Ardean Aafedt Stadium with its season on the line. Jamestown—in nail-biting fashion—swept Mandan by the identical scores of 4-3 during the regular season. First pitch is set for 4:30 this afternoon.
Veteran driver Todd Carter handed his nephew maybe the sincerest form of flattery in auto racing Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. A day after the red-hot Jonny Carter helped uncle Todd set up his WISSOTA Street Stock, Todd Carter held off Jonny for 20 laps to win Jamestown's AFCO Race of Champions Qualifier. Jonny finished second, snapping a string of two consecutive Jamestown feature victories. "He's had enough for a while," Todd Carter laughed. "Jonny came out (Friday) night and actually helped me scale it up. It drives way better than it did, so I gotta thank him."