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Sport Shorts: Blue Jay boys basketball ranked second

Jamestown High School boys basketball is ranked second in the first Class A basketball poll.

Fargo Davies received the most first-place votes (15), followed by the Blue Jays (2) and West Fargo Sheyenne (1). Jamestown (1-0) is coming off a 83-49 victory over Bismarck St. Mary's on Tuesday night and will play (RV) Bismarck High on the road Friday.

The Blue Jay girls (1-0) also recieved votes during the Class A poll and will also play the Demons on Friday evening.

Class A Basketball Polls

Boys

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Davies (15) 2-0 84

2. Jamestown (2) 1-0 70

3. W.F. Sheyenne (1) 2-0 55

4. Minot 1-0 24

5. Century 1-1 21

Others receiving votes: Mandan (1-1), Legacy (1-0), Bismarck High (1-1).

Girls

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Century (18) 2-0 90

2. Mandan 1-0 71

3. Devils Lake 1-0 47

4. Bismarck 1-0 31

5. Shanley 2-0 22

Others receiving votes: Legacy (1-0), Jamestown (1-0), W.F. Sheyenne (1-1), Fargo Davies (1-1).

Optimist Club weekly athletes

Aden Braun, Haley Nelson, Boden Skunburg Isabel Wedell and Chumkaur Dhaliwal were named Optimist Club athletes of the week.

Braun, an 8th grader on the Jamestown High School wrestling team, pinned all four of his opponents to clinch his first-ever championship in the 106-pound division Saturday at the Knights of Columbus tournament at Jerry Meyer Arena. Nelson, a freshman on the JHS gymnastics team, won the bars, vaults and all-around during a dual with Aberdeen (S.D.) last Thursday. Skunberg, a junior on the Blue Jay boys basketball team, scored 36 points during a 83-49 victory over Bismarck St. Mary's on Tuesday.

Wedell, a junior from Ellendale on the University of Jamestown volleyball team, helped lead the Jimmies to a 2-1 record at the NAIA national tournament with 30 kills. Dhaliwal, a junior from Hayward, Calif., on the UJ men's wrestling team, placed third at the Dragon Open on Saturday after pinning three opponents.

Jimmie volleyball finishes 18th

The University of Jamestown volleyball team was ranked 18th in the Dec. 5 NAIA women's volleyball coaches' postseason top 25 poll. The Jimmies moved up six spots after going 3-1 in postseason play.