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Near Leal, N.D. — LaMoure has five starters on its high school volleyball team listed at either 5-foot-5 or shorter. Defensive specialist Alayna Jordahl, one of the Loboes' five seniors, measures in the smallest at 4-11. Be that as it may, the Loboes play big-time volleyball. LaMoure won its third consecutive District 5 championship on Monday, topping the Carrington Cardinals 3-2 in the title match at Barnes County North High School. "It's hard when you're my height, I guess. I get made fun of a lot," Jordahl laughed.
CARRINGTON -- It didn't take Walker Carr long to get back into the swing of things at Stadium 76. The senior linebacker returned an interception 65 yards for a Carrington touchdown in the second half to put Saturday's Class A state quarterfinal playoff game against Larimore out of reach. It was one of eight combined turnovers by the two teams as Carrington held on for a 28-14 victory on a blustery Halloween afternoon. Carr showed no ill-effects from a thigh injury that kept him sidelined for Carrington's final three games of the regular season.
There aren't a whole lot of tricks surrounding the undefeated Carrington football team. In Cardinal country, an abundance of treats put together a regular season that was as dominating as they come, and it's a luxury that's about to become sweeter just in time for Halloween. Senior running back Walker Carr will be back in the mix this afternoon for the second-ranked Cardinals, as Carrington (8-0) hosts fourth-ranked Larimore (8-1) in the Class A state quarterfinals at Stadium 76.
Alaina Brown is leaving it all on the court as her senior season with the Jimmie volleyball team is nearing the end of the line. Leading the visiting Clarke University Crusaders two games to zero on Friday night, Brown sprung and collided with the Hansen Center floor attempting to dig a Crusader shot that reached the back row. It's simply an instilled reaction after years of playing competitively. Brown, an outside hitter, along with fellow senior Kaia Buck, will be recognized tonight when the Jimmies face Dakota State at 7 p.m.
CARRINGTON, N.D. — If the Cardinal volleyball team was going to have any success against Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, they were going to have to contain high-flying Jordan Thomas. Carrington answered the bell and then some on Monday. The home team flocked to the net and recorded 16 blocks, eight of which were credited to senior middle hitter Kauri Hochhalter, as the Cardinals cruised over the Thunder 3-1.
The Blue Jay girls swimming and diving team hung tough with a deep Fargo Davies squad at the JHS pool on Tuesday. Jamestown won six of 12 events, a number coach Ben Smith was happy with, but the Eagles were ultimately able to clip the Jays 103-83. "We started the meet off really well by winning the first three events, and winning the medley relay really set the tone for the meet," Smith said. "We were right there with them." Jamestown's Kailey Alber, Taylor Bradley, Camille Kawasaki and Madison Mandan kicked off the evening with a winning time of 2:01.67 in the 200-yard medley relay.
It was a disappointing weekend for the University of Jamestown volleyball team at the Grand View tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. After jumping out to a promising start on Friday with a 3-1 win over NSAA conference opponent Bellevue University, the Jimmies ended up dropped their remaining three matches. Jamestown wrapped up the two-day tournament on Saturday with a 3-0 loss to No.
There won't be any sleeping in this morning for the University of Jamestown volleyball team. But the Jimmies should get a good idea of what they're made of, as both the snooze button and the No. 1-ranked Viterbo V-Hawks will be enemies of the orange and black. The Jimmies and V-Hawks square off at 9 a.m. in Des Moines, Iowa, to kick off day No. 2 of the stacked Grand View Tournament. "It's not ideal," University of Jamestown head volleyball coach Jon Hegerle quipped about today's game time. Jamestown, however, could be meeting up with the country's No.
The players and coaches knew it from the start, and now so does everyone else. Medina-Pingree-Buchanan locked up the No. 1 seed for the upcoming District 6 volleyball tournament with a 3-0 sweep over Strasburg-Zeeland in Medina on Tuesday night. It was another brick in the wall for a Thunder team that is clearly in the running to capture the Region 3 crown. The Thunder are currently 26-3 overall, they've ran the District 6 table (5-0) and they're currently 11-0 in head-to-head regular-season matches. "We're playing really well together right now," M-P-B coach Jacie Connell said.