The Jamestown Planning Commission gave preliminary approval to the R.H. Rebel Addition plat Monday. The plat reconfigures existing lots in the First and Fourth Northwest Addition for commercial development, according to Scott Harmstead, a planner with SRF Consulting. The new plat is located at 1618 281 N. Harmstead said the area could be developed as warehouse and storage facilities in the future.
Four Winds remains No. 1 poll boys poll Four Winds-Minnewaukan got 15 of 16 first-place votes in the latest Class B basketball poll. Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock moved up two spots to No. 7. Carrington received votes. St. John, the last unbeaten team, is ranked No. 2. Class B Basketball Poll Boys First-place votes in parentheses Team W-L Pts LW 1. Four Winds-Minn (15) 16-1 158 1 2. St. John (1) 16-0 142 3
Kidder County and Medina-Pingree-Buchanan will play for the District 6 championship tonight in Napoleon. In semifinal play Monday night, Kidder County edged South Border 47-44 and Medina-Pingree-Buchanan held down Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 52-37. In the opener, Kidder County overcame a four-point first quarter and led 40-29 after three frames. Brittany Rath (12) and Grace Benz (10) were in double figures for the Pirates. Faith Dockter scored a game-high 14 points for the Mustangs.
James River Figure Skating Club members earned 10 first-place medals at the 20th Annual Red River Valley Classic in Moorhead on Feb. 10-11. Hannah Jorgenson (Intermediate), Kaitlin Mullowney (Juvenile), Annika Tweten (Pre Juvenile), Karla Sherfy (Preliminary), Brooke Graalum (Pre Preliminary), Terese Kolden (Beginner) and Avery Graves (Beginner) each earned top-place honors. JRFSC skaters competed in 33 events, earning a total of 33 trophies. Jorgenson, Tweten and Sherfy advanced to the Archie Vraa Artistic Competition.
Kaianna Arellano turned in a stellar performance to win the North Star Athletic Association pentathlon. The University of Jamestown junior posted the second-highest score in program history, winning four of the five events en route to a total of 3,376 points. The competition was held at the Larson Center. Arellano finished 318 points ahead of last year's pentathlon champion Shania Pokorny of Viterbo (Wis). Arellano's total of 3,376 ranks her fourth in the NAIA, just 28 points out of first.
Amy Fearnside came up short of a national championship on Saturday. The University of Jamestown senior wrestler fell 4-1 to Breonnah Neal of King University (Tenn.) in the 109-pound title tilt at the WCWA Women's Nationals in Oklahoma City. Despite the narrow loss, the Morgan Hill, Calif., native finished as the Jimmies' first four-time All-American, doing so at two different weight classes—109 and 116. Fearnside, who won all four of her matches on Friday by technical fall, led Neal 1-0 after the first period before the King wrestler rallied.
Five Jamestown High School wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament. Noah Braun, Braden Hatcher, Dillion Hassel, Kyle Dupre and Sam Krebs had top eight finishes at the West Region tournament on Saturday in Williston. Braun, a freshman, was the top placer for the Blue Jays. The No. 6-ranked 138-pounder went 2-2 and won by medical forfeit over Todd Irwin in the fifth-place match. Hassel won his final match to take seventh at 160. The JHS sophomore pinned Tyler Norpel of Williston at the 2:06 mark.
Turtle Mountain defeated No. 1-ranked Bismarck Century on Friday night. On Saturday, however, Jamestown did what the top Class A team in girls basketball could not—beat the Braves, badly. The Blue Jays scored 40 first-half points en route to a 71-45 victory in Belcourt, giving Jamestown a season sweep over Turtle Mountain. The Braves stunned the top-ranked Patriots 55-54 on Friday.
Relay team qualifies
The University of Jamestown softball team went 1-3 in its season-opening weekend in Aberdeen, S.D. The Jimmies defeated Minnesota-Crookston in their opener on Sunday 10-3, but dropped the finale to Southwest Minnesota State 8-6. On Saturday, the Jimmies allowed just three runs combined in two games, but fell to Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 2-1 and Dordt (Iowa) 1-0 at the Presentation College Dome. Pitchers Brittany Rheault and Hanna Dunnigan both turned in solid work.