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LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Enderlin, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page and Barnes County North posted opening-round wins at the Barnes County tournament in Valley City on Thursday. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion took a commanding 23-4 after one quarter and cruised to a 52-21 victory over Griggs County Central. Jackie Meiklejohn and Anna Holen led the Loboes with 18 and 11 points, respectively. Trailing at halftime, Enderlin rallied past Oakes in the second half for a 48-31 victory.
Callie Thompson poured in 21 points for Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter last Friday during the Imperials' season opener in Class B girls basketball. It was a welcome sight for veteran coach Darcy Lehr and N-G-S. The Imperials finished last season at 8-15 without the senior guard, who was sidelined with a second serious knee injury in as many years as a junior.
Jamestown High School is off to a flying start in boys hockey. But that doesn't mean head coach Matt Stockert is ready to start handing out medals. The Blue Jays outshot Bottineau-Rugby 41-8 on the road Friday in what ended in just a 4-2 victory for Jamestown. It's the Blue Jays' third straight win to start the season with a big test looming Thursday against Bismarck High.
The University of Jamestown won its first tiebreaker set on Thursday night at the NAIA national volleyball tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. The Jimmies defeated Union, Ky., 25-16 in a 1-set tiebreaker that started at 10 p.m. In order to advance to the single-elimination, 16-team tournament, the Jimmies also had to beat Missouri Baptist. That match started at 10:40 p.m. Thursday night. Results were not available at press time. Go to jamestownsun.com for final results. Earlier on Thursday, the Jimmies' bid to reach the final 16 teams at nationals took an unexpected turn.
Tuesday's win in Iowa meant a couple of things for the Jimmie volleyball team. First of all, the come-from-behind 3-2 victory over 14th-ranked Missouri Baptist has put the University of Jamestown in solid shape to advance as one of the final 16 teams at the NAIA national tournament. The Jimmies continue pool play today at 9 a.m. against No. 3 Hastings College (27-3) in Sioux City.
Braden Sherfy's hat trick highlighted a dominant performance by the Blue Jays on Saturday in Hazen. Sherfy scored three times unassisted, twice shorthanded and once on the power play, and also assisted a goal in helping Jamestown High School dismantle the Hazen-Beulah North Stars 9-0 at All Seasons Arena. The Blue Jays have scored 15 goals in two impressive wins to start the boys hockey season. Saturday's win opened West Region play for Jamestown.
Logan Brown and the Jimmies brought swagger to the court on Saturday hosting 25th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan University. The senior guard buried five of University of Jamestown's 14 3-pointers in a 98-92 upset victory over the Tigers at the Civic Center. The Jimmies shot over 54 percent from the field, including 14-of-24 from downtown. "We needed it tonight, playing a ranked opponent in a big game," said Brown, as the Jimmies snapped a two-game skid and improved to 3-5 overall. "Everyone's playing with confidence now, and that's all it takes."
Great season performances by Jamestown High School volleyball standouts Megan Gaffaney and Hannah Schiele were recognized Monday. Gaffaney and Schiele were both awarded Class A all-state honors. Gaffaney was one of 13 athletes named to the first team, while Schiele was one of six second-team honorees.
Connor Fuchs' 6-foot-5 frame is an imposing presence on the ice for Jamestown High School. But the big man isn't just an enforcer. He's also got a little offense to his game, too. The junior defenseman scored the Blue Jays' first goal of the season and tallied five total points, helping Jamestown drop Grafton-Park River 6-2 at Wilson Arena on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Fuchs had just four points all of last season. A pair of goals and two assists.
Jamestown has the makings of a true blue-collar hockey team this season. It probably won't be the most flashy club or lead the conference in scoring, but coach Matt Stockert said his boys have brought the right attitude to the ice. The Blue Jays open the season tonight at 7, hosting Grafton-Park River.