Mason Lunzman and Gage Orr served up a perfect two sets against Williston Thursday evening at Jamestown’s Bollinger Courts.

Lunzman and Orrr, the Jamestown High School tennis team’s No. 1 doubles duo, blanked Mason Haugenoe and Carter Borveson 6-0, 6-0, to give the Jays a 4-3 advantage with two matches to go.

Unfortunately for the Jays, the Coyotes clutched up at just the right time.

Williston got wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles spots to defeat the Jays 5-4. The two teams split the singles matches with Orr, Max Fronk and Kane Schmidt picking up the Blue Jays’ three wins.

“The boys fought hard but we ended up one win shy,” JHS head coach John Ness said. “We have had a couple of injuries this year, so we have been tweaking the doubles and are still trying to pin down our best lineup.”

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The loss was the Jays’ second of the week as the team dropped 4-1 to Valley City on Tuesday. Ness and his squad will be back in action Friday with duals against Grand Forks Red River and Grand Forks Central. The Blue Jays’ schedule also shows a dual against West Fargo Sheyenne scheduled for Saturday at the Mustangs’ home venue.

Williston 5, Jamestown 4

Singles

No. 1: Gage Orr, J def. Mason Haugenoe 6-2, 6-3

No. 2: Colby Nehring, W def. Mason Lunzman 6-1, 6-1

No. 3: Max Fronk, J def. Braylon Higg 6-4, 6-3

No. 4: Kane Schmidt, J def. Dawson Martin 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-1

No. 5: Carter Borveson, W def. Adam Sortland 6-4, 7-5

No. 6: Carter Hansen, W def. Camron Anderson 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Orr/Lunzman, J def. Haugenoe/Borveson 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Nehring/Martin, W def. Fronk/Sortland 6-4, 6-0

No. 3: Higgs/Hansen, W def. Schmidt/Anderson 6-7 (7-9), 6-1

Volleyball rebounds to win in five

Being down two sets to none may have rattled some teams -- not the Blue Jays.

“The bus ride home after a close match like that is a lot more fun with a win,” JHS head volleyball coach Sara Hegerle said. “I was proud of our resilience in the match. Down 2-0 and to have enough maturity and confidence to keep fighting and not get rattled shows what this team is capable of achieving.”

The Blue Jays pulled out a five-set win over Bismarck Legacy Thursday evening in the capital city, topping the Sabers 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-19 15-8. Jamestown, along with Bismarck Century and Bismarck High, are the only three remaining undefeated teams in WDA play. Overall the Blue Jays are 9-1, second only to Century who is 10-0.

Hunter Petersen exploded on the right side for the Jays, smashing 16 balls past the Sabers’ defense. The senior outside also made two stops at the net and popped up two digs. Petersen tabulated the team’s highest hitting percentage at .289.

The five-setter tested the Blue Jays’ defense, an area Hegerle said the team has been working to strengthen all year. The back three, anchored by senior libero Jenna Fischer, put 61 balls into play. Fischer was responsible for 22 of those digs. Senior right-side Annie Nabwe helped out the Blue Jay defense by making seven stops at the net.

Setters Katie Trumbauer and Makenna Nold combined for 41 assists.

Jamestown 3, Legacy 2

JHS 18 22 25 25 15

LEG 25 25 16 19 8

JHS -- Kills: Hunter Petersen 16, Haylie Hakanson 11, Katie Falk 10, Bernadette Newman 8, Annie Nabwe 7, Katie Trumbauer 6, Jenna Fischer 1. Assists: Trumbauer 29, Makenna Nold 11, Rylee Joseph 2, Fischer 1. Digs: Fischer 22, Joseph 9, Aspyn Peterson 8, Newman 6, Trumbauer 5, Falk 3, Jada Walter 2, Petersen 2, Kaia Dillman 2, Hakanson 1, Nold 1. Aces: Trumbauer 5, Fischer 5, Dillman 1, Nold 1. Blocks: Nabwe 7, Trumbauer 2, Petersen 2, Falk 1, Hakanson 1, .

LEG -- Stats not provided.

Records: Jamestown 9-1, 3-0 WDA; Legacy 3-8, 1-3

Cross Country gets back on track

Rain washed out the Jamestown High School cross country team’s hopes for a meet last week but the Blue Jays made up for it on Thursday.

Brooklyn Nygaard was one of three JHS runners who cracked into the top-10 at the Sahli Salmi Cross Country Invite in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Nygaard, an eighth-grader for the Blue Jays, finished in third place, completing the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes flat.

The Blue Jay girls’ team finished with 54 points to place second out of four competing teams while the boys’ squad finished third (88 points) out of five teams. Aberdeen Central took both the girls’ and boys’ invite titles.

Nygaard’s fellow middle-schooler teammate, Layna Hoffer, was the Jays’ No. 2 runner. Hoffer, a seventh-grader, finished in seventh-place with a time of 21:24. All of the top-10 finishers on the girls’ side finished the course before the clock hit 22 minutes.

Cullen Flieth led the Blue Jay boys, narrowly beating out Pierre’s Blake Judson for a seventh-place finish. Flieth crossed the line at 17:31 while Judson clocked in at 17:32. Flieth, the Jays’ lone senior, finished more than 70 seconds ahead of any of his teammates. Jack Shauer was the Jays’, second runner, finishing in 18:44. Caleb Fabian stopped the clock four seconds shy of 19 minutes.

Jamestown is slated to be in action next on Sept. 18 in Valley City.

Team results

Boys: 1. Aberdeen Central 26; 2. Pierre T.F. Riggs 51; 3. Jamestown 88; 4. Huron 98; 5. Watertown 105; Girls: 1. Aberdeen Central 39; 2. Jamestown 54; 3. Watertown 58; 4. Aberdeen Roncalli 67.

Top-10 finishers

Boys: 1. Hayden Shaffer, P, 16:30; 2. Josh Martin, A, 16:39; 3. Jacob Angerhofer, A, 16:53; 4. Jared Lutmer, P, 17:03; 5. Tino Lopez, A, 17:28; 6. Christian Wells, A, 17:30; 7. Cullen Flieth, JHS, 17:31; 8. Blake Judson, P, 17:32; 9. TJ Lien, H, 17:59; 10. Ian Ahlberg, A, 18:16; Girls: 1. Kate McElroy, W, 20:04; 2. Victoria Smith, W, 20:35; 3. Brooklyn Nygaard, JHS, 21:00; 4. Paige Schmidt, AR, 21:10; 5. Kaylie Peldo, A, 21:18; 6. Alyssa Roehrich, A, 21:22; 7.Layna Hoffer, JHS, 21:24; 8. Kiana Joerger, A, 21:27; 9. Alivia Burgard, A, 21:38; 10. Sarah Schmidt, AR, 21:57.

Blue Jay results

Boys: 7. Flieth 17:31; 16. Jack Shauer 18:44; 20. Caleb Fabian 18:56; 26. Micah Stoudt 19:29; 28. Austin Andersen 19:45; 31. Sam Anteau 20:05; Girls: 3. Nygaard 21:00; 7. L. Hoffer 21:24; 13. Jera Truax 22:23; 17. Madison Rick 22:53; 19. Emma Flieth 23:07; 33. Jayla Hoffer 24:34; 38. Maddy Tyson 26:25.