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Kyle Dupre walked off the mat with pride on Friday. In his last match at Jamestown High School, the senior wrestler recorded a pin for the Blue Jays at 145 pounds against visiting Bismarck St. Mary's. It's the way every senior wrestler hopes to end it at home. "Honestly, it's amazing," Dupre said, after notching his 10th victory of the season. "It's been six years of my life that I put blood, sweat and tears into this, and to go out on top in front of my family and all of my friends is fantastic."
Ding dong the streak is dead. Jamestown High School defeated Bismarck Century in boys hockey for the first time in nearly 10 years on Thursday night. Senior defenseman Connor Fuchs tallied the go-ahead score, burying his own rebound to the back of Century's net with four minutes remaining in the third period at Bismarck's VFW Sports Center. The Blue Jays held on for a thrilling 5-4 victory.
Emily Reiten in street clothes is a polite, quiet teenager attending Jamestown High School. But suit her up in her Blue Jay soccer uniform, and the prolific goal scorer and playmaker becomes fierce. Reiten, along with teammate Haley Hillstrom, signed letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their soccer careers at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Reiten's signing gives the Wolves a three-time all-state striker, with her senior campaign yet to unfold this spring.
Megan Gaffaney appeared genuinely surprised to learn she splashed a career-high 33 points through the cylinder against Bismarck High. But nobody else was on Tuesday night at Jamestown High School’s Jerry Meyer Arena. Gaffaney drained four 3-pointers, highlighting a 52-percent shooting performance by the Blue Jays, en route to rolling 74-64 over the Demons.
Kale Miller and the Firebirds have proven they're no fluke this year. The senior forward scored back-to-back goals in 36 seconds—the latter on the power play—in helping Devils Lake defeat Jamestown High School 7-2 in boys hockey on Tuesday at John L. Wilson Arena. The Firebirds are currently the East Region's third-best team and picked up their 12th win of the season. Devils Lake also has a 1-0 victory over the West Region's top team, Bismarck High, this winter.
Nick Muncy might have set a Blue Jay boys hockey record on Saturday at John L. Wilson Arena. But measuring how far your own stick flies after receiving a body check isn't kept in the book. "I saw him coming," said Muncy, regarding Hazen-Beulah senior Ren Swenson. "I thought I could clear him, but I couldn't." Swenson delivered a crushing blow to Muncy near the point of Jamestown's zone in the third period, sending Muncy to the ice and his stick soaring through the air to the far corner boards. Muncy, however, proved he's as tough as nails.
One of its best played games all season ended in more heartbreak for Jamestown High School's girls hockey team. Williston freshman Kada Poeckes redirected a shot into the net for the go-ahead score on Saturday at John L. Wilson Arena, lifting the Coyotes over the Blue Jays 2-1 in overtime. Jamestown held Williston off the scoreboard for two periods after the first 17 minutes ended in a 1-all tie. Poeckes' game-winner was scored on the power play with 1 minute, 22 seconds left in OT.
Jamestown High School's 9-2 run to open the second half on Friday woke up Brita Feland and the rest of the fifth-ranked Bismarck Legacy girls basketball team. "We were a little nervous, I think," the 6-foot-1 senior center, Feland, said. "We just had to play through it and play how we know we can." Feland scored eight of her game-high 14 points in the second half, helping the Sabers turn away the Blue Jays 51-43 at Jerry Merry Arena. Jamestown nailed 4-of-6 shots from the field to start the second, cutting a 29-20 halftime deficit to just 31-29 in the first four minutes.
Bismarck Legacy was a tough team to defend on Friday night at Jerry Meyer Arena. The Sabers put 10 athletes into the scoring column, six of them connecting from 3-point land, and the visitors defeated Jamestown High School 67-54 in boys basketball. "That's what we're kind of hoping for," said Legacy head coach Jason Horner, whose team leveled its record at 7-7 overall. "We didn't have that production earlier in the year, and we have guys who are more than capable of doing it."
It's been a bumpy week of nonconference action for Jamestown High School in boys hockey. Two days after falling 3-2 at home to Fargo North, the Blue Jays fell 6-1 on the road Thursday at West Fargo. The Packers scored three unanswered goals to start, and scored three more unanswered in the third to win their second game of the season.