Tolna, Greyhounds earn victories

The North Dakota Class A and AA state amateur baseball tournaments continued at Jack Brown Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Tolna's Logan Lund recorded nine strikeouts in a two-hit, 11-1 victory over the Jamestown Tarno Townies. Tolna won its half of the Class A pool-play bracket and has advanced to Sunday's championship beginning at noon.

Andy Fitzgerald and Connor Hoyt accounted for the Tarno's two hits.

Justin Connell belted a grand slam over the left-field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Jamestown Greyhounds to a 4-1, walk-off victory over the Valley City Saints in Class AA action. Valley City is the defending tournament champion.

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The Hounds' Tyler Ukestad earned a lead-off walk against VC's Jesse Johnson in the final frame with Jamestown trailing 1-0. Braxton Hewitt reached on an error, and an intentional walk to Brady Anderson loaded the bases for Connell, who'd square up a curveball to end the game.

Jake Stilwell earned the win with eight strikeouts for the Hounds. Johnson fanned 10 batters. The tournament continues through the weekend, with the Class AA championship game scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.

Hillcrest men's day winners

Dion Schlenker's putt from 22 feet out was tops during men's day activities at Hillcrest Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Closest to the pin winners were: Larry Walz, hole 7 (4 feet, 5 inches); Bob Naslund and Jeff Carlson, hole 8 (6-11, tie); Terry Davis, hole 15 (18-2); and Scott Miller, hole 17 (3-2). Doug Wahl scored the closest second shot (30-2).

Kevin Widmer earned the mystery tournament win and picked up the door prize, while Mike Jarland won the deuce pot.

Blue Jay youth football

The Blue Jay youth football season for fifth and sixth graders begins next Tuesday, Aug. 13, with registration and equipment checkout at the Hillcrest sports complex.

Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Aug. 19. The season schedule will be handed out during registration on Aug. 13.

Cost is $80 per player to register, which also must include a signature by a parent or guardian. Contact Gary Schmidt at or Bill Nelson at for more information.