The Jamestown High School girls tennis team served up an 8-1 defeat of West Fargo on Saturday but on Tuesday the tables were turned.

The Blue Jays dropped 9-0 to Mandan at Bollinger Courts, but a few Blue Jays like Grace LeFevre kept the Braves on their toes.

LeFevre took Breanna Helbling to three sets but eventually dropped 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. JHS head coach Paul Olson said he liked seeing fight from his team late in the game and said he hopes his team can learn from the dual.

JHS will be back at it on Friday competing in a round-robin tournament in Minot.

"Our girls played the best they have played all year but Mandan is a good team," Olson said. "The big thing for the girls right now is to learn from tonight's match and use it to get better for this weekend."

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Mandan 9, Jamestown 0


No. 1: Elizabeth Felderman, M def. Phoebe Olson 6-3, 6-3

No. 2: Sophia Felderman, M def. Lauryn Hibl 6-0 6-1

No. 3: Lizzie Allen, M def. Cora Wolsky 6-0, 6-2

No. 4: Kate Kesler, M def. Olivia Schriock JHS, def. Paige Knuttila 6-0, 6-2

No. 5: Breanna Helbling, M def. Grace LeFevre 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

No. 6: Kylie Wieland, M def. Mya Henderson 6-3, 6-0


No. 1: E. Felderman/Kesler, M def. Olson/Hibl 6-2, 6-3 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: S. Felderman/Allen, M def. Wolsky/Schriock 6-1, 6-2

No. 3: Helbling/Wieland, M def. Bria Nieswaag/LeFevre 6-0, 6-0

The Blue Jays' Ella Roaldson slides into home facing Bismarck Legacy on Tuesday in Bismarck. Photo courtesy Western Dakota Association
The Blue Jays' Ella Roaldson slides into home facing Bismarck Legacy on Tuesday in Bismarck. Photo courtesy Western Dakota Association

Softball earns fourth-straight sweep

A four-run inning may have given some softball teams a few jitters, but not the Jamestown High School squad.

The Blue Jays countered Bismarck Legacy's four-run inning with 14 runs of their own to best the Sabers 19-4 in game No. 1 of their fifth doubleheader in six days. The Jays knocked down a 6-3 win in game two. The Jays are slated to head to Fargo Friday to take on Fargo Davies.

There are few places Katie Falk looks more comfortable than on the softball field.

Falk is coming off a seven-inning performance in Valley City where she racked up eight strikeouts and gave up four runs. Falk toed the rubber for all five innings against the Sabers and allowed six hits for four runs.

Falk went 2-for-4 at the plate driving in four runs off her double and home run. Junior Jenna Fischer also brought in a slew of Jamestown runners with her second home run in two days.

The Blue Jays secured a 5-0 lead entering the fourth inning and the team didn't let up on the gas. The offensive firepower was led by Alyssa Gange, Fischer, Payton Gall, and Ella Falk, all of whom had an RBI. Marin Rasmussen and Katie Trumbauer also batted in runs.

Legacy's long scoring inning was driven by singles by Alexis Gerving and Faith Stelter. Keeley Schiermeister's groundout made it three with Sumer Hanna nailed down run No. 4.

"We finished," JHS head coach Marissa Drenth said. "We did a great job at the plate up and down the lineup."

Jamestown 19, Bismarck Legacy 4

JHS 302 140X X -- 19 12 0

BL 000 40X X -- 4 6 4

JHS: Katie Falk; BL: Tori Olson W -- Falk, L -- Olson


JHS: Falk (5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K) 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, Jenna Fischer 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, Alyssa Gange 1-3, 3 RBI.

BL: Faith Stelter 2-2, RBI, Emma Owens 1-3, Alexis Gerving 1-2, RBI

Records: Jamestown 10-3, 8-1 WDA; Bismarck Legacy 4-7; 2-3

Jamestown 6, Bismarck Legacy 3

Records: Jamestown 11-3, 9-1 WDA; Bismarck Legacy 4-8; 2-4

Baseball drops pair in Dickinson

The Jamestown High School baseball team struggled to contain the high-powered offense in Dickinson Tuesday night.

The Jays dropped 13-1 and 12-5 in the team's first head-to-head with the Midgets. The Jays just racked up their second win of the year in Valley City Monday night but have struggled to find the right combination to get more than one win in the West Region.

"It certainly was not the outcome we wanted," JHS head coach Jack Bowman said. "We didn't have a lot of errors but we didn't play really sharp. We should have made a few more plays. We have a lot of guys who are kind of banged up so we have a really short bench right now."

The Jays will have a week off from playing and are slated to host Bismarck Legacy next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Dickinson got things moving in the first inning when Logan Bentz grounded out and scored two runs. The Midgets followed their five-run first inning with seven in the fourth.

Troy Berg, Isaac Daley, Jadon Bast and Carson Weiler all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the fourth.

The Blue Jays couldn't seem to get much offense past Aiden Haich as the starting pitcher struck out eight Blue Jay batters. Max Fronk went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead the Jays in total hits.

"He had a good fastball and we haven't seen anybody like that," Bowman said of Haich. "We put together a few good swings but hit at people. I think we were just a little bit outmatched when he was on the mound. He pretty well dominated us throughout the lineup."

Carson Orr took the mound for the Jays but after surrendering 13 runs on 13 hits across three and 2/3 innings, Ashton Stockert threw one-third inning in relief.

The Blue Jay bats got going a little bit in the second game with Conner Hoyt leading the Jays at the plate. Hoyt went 2-for-4 while Fronk kept his hot streak going with a double. Jakob Schempp also tallied a double and Gage Orr went 1-for-3.

"We were more aggressive swinging the bat and were able to put up some runs," Bowman said. "We're just kind of a medical unit right now so I think this week will be good for us to heal up and get some arms back."

Dickinson 13, Jamestown 1

JHS -- 000 01X X -- 1 1 6

DHS -- 510 7XX -- 13 13 3

JHS: Carson Orr, Ashton Stockert (4); DHS: Aiden Haich W - Haich L -- Orr

Highlights: JHS -- Orr (3.2, 13 H, 13 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 1 K), Max Fronk 1-1

DHS, Nathaniel Jilek 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Isaac Daley 1-3, 3B, 3 RBI, Logan Bentz 2-3, RBI.

Records: Jamestown 2-6, 1-6 WDA; Dickinson 9-4, 3-2.

Dickinson 12, Jamestown 5

JHS -- 200 201 0 -- 5 8 3

DHS -- 431 013 X -- 12 11 4

JHS: Jacoby Nold, Brooks Roaldson (4); DHS: Keagan Wardner, Jadon Bast (5), Aiden Hoerner (6) W - Wardner L -- Nold

Highlights: JHS -- Fronk 1-2, 2B, Conner Hoyt 2-4, Jakob Schempp 1-4, 2B, Gage Orr 1-3.

DHS, Troy Berg 2-2, 2B, RBI, Jilek 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI.

Records: Jamestown 2-7, 1-7 WDA; Dickinson 10-4, 4-2.