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Jamestown High School's Alyssa Zachrison rebounded Tuesday at Jamestown Country Club. The junior shaved 14 strokes off Monday's opening round, turning in a second-round 94 to wrap up the annual Class A girls East-West Classic. The Blue Jays and Grand Forks Central finished tied for 11th out of 18 teams at 779.
Lauryn Hibl is making an early impression with Jamestown High School girls golf. A player for Wahpeton last season, the sophomore shot an 89 on Monday to lead the Blue Jays during the opening round of the East-West Classic at Jamestown Country Club. Bismarck Century eighth-grader Hannah Herbel went low, firing an even-par 72 as the Patriots top the team leaderboard at 325. Round 2 of the classic starts Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
A dramatic ending led to a local rookie's first pure stock feature win Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. Greg Moore was spun on the backstretch, was put into the wall on the exit of Turn 4, and the 14 year old from Jamestown was still able to outlast the likes of Clay Gentzkow and Billy Carow. All that happened in the final three laps as Moore eventually led wire to wire from the outside of the front row. "After all the stuff that happened in the last few laps, it felt pretty good to be able to stay out in front," said Moore.
Jamestown Speedway Results Aug. 11 IMCA Modifieds Feature: 1. Rusty Kollman; 2. Greg Friestad; 3. John Nord; 4. Myles Tomlinson; 5. Lucas Rodin; 6. Trent Grager; 7. Jeremy Forester; 8. Josh Eberhardt; 9. Eric Edwards; 10. Billie Christ; 11. Crist Pittenger; 12. Andrew Michel; 13. Joey Rowell; 14. Darrell Parson; 15. Dwight Wegner; 16. Mike Tomlinson, DNF; 17. Marcus Tomlinson, DNF; 18. Marlyn Seidler, DNF; 19. Tyler Hall, DNF; 20. John Corell, DNF; 21. Jarrett Carter, DNF.
Carrington Post 25 has been eliminated from the American Legion Central Plains Division II regional tournament this afternoon, Aug. 11, in Wahpeton. The Fargo Bombers first defeated Carrington 4-0 and Waupun (Wisc.) got by Post 25 3-1 in loser-out play. Post 25 entered the day having won its first two games of the season-ending tournament. Central Plains Regional Tournament Wahpeton John Randall Field Aug. 9 Game 1: Fargo Bombers 5, New London (Wis.) 1. Game 2: Fennimore (Wis.) 5, Le Sueur-Henderson (Minn.) 3.
Carrington Post 25 lost to the Fargo Bombers 4-0 at the American Legion Central Plains Division II regional tournament today, Aug. 11, in Wahpeton. It was the first loss suffered by either team so far in the tournament. Post 25 will look to keep its season alive for one more day facing Waupun (Wisc.) this afternoon at 4 p.m. The winner advances to tomorrow's noon championship. The Central Plains Division II tournament is a non-advancement tournament. Central Plains Regional Tournament Wahpeton John Randall Field Aug. 9
Shooting personal bests wasn't exactly the goal for Blue Jay girls golf Friday in Dunseith. Jamestown's Alyssa Zachrison and Kyra Vogel, however, didn't get the message, as each carded a round of 89 to open the high school fall sports season for the Blue Jays at the Turtle Mountain Invitational. It marked the first time Zachrison, a junior, and Vogel, a sophomore, broke 90 in tournament competition.
While coach is away, Post 25 will play. Carrington American Legion baseball is bowling through the competition at this week's Central Plains Division II regional at John Randall Field in Wahpeton, and it's done so without manager Tim Ranum. Ranum is currently enjoying a family vacation to South Carolina, while co-interim managers Brady Smith and Braxton Hewitt have guided Post 25 to victories over Waupun, Wisc. and La Crescent, Minn. "They're winning in spite of me," Ranum said Friday via text message.
Jesse Prothero lost a no-hit bid to lead off the fourth inning Thursday at Jack Brown Stadium, and then the University of Jamestown right hander reached back to find a little extra. Prothero fanned the next three batters to strike out the side, helping the Jamestown Greyhounds cruise 10-0 over Fairview (Mont.) in five innings during opening-round action of the Class AA state amateur baseball tournament. Jamestown, looking for a third state title in four seasons, plays Tolna this Saturday at noon.
Tracy Gustafson spent her first three seasons as Blue Jay girls golf coach alongside program anchors Kaitlin Mullowney, Sarah Azure and Mara LeFevre. An entirely different vibe surrounds Gustafson and the Jays with the start of practice this month, following the 2018 graduation of the program's top three athletes. The new season begins for Jamestown High School this Friday at the Turtle Mountain Invite in Dunseith.