Blue Jay roundup: Blue Jays are underway with winter sports

Blue Jay basketball, hockey, wrestling and gymnastics all competed on Dec. 15.

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Jamestown's Emma Hillerud performs on the balance beam Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Things went pretty well for the Blue Jays over at their newly renovated Jamestown Gymnastics Club building Tuesday evening.

The Blue Jays hosted Wahpeton/Breckenridge in the team's first meet of the season. The Jays eclipsed the visiting team by a margin of 17.95 points. JHS is slated to compete at Valley City on Friday at 5 p.m.

"It was great to start with a score like that," JHS head gymnastics coach Dave Tews said. "It was a higher start than last year and we had (the) program's best scores at state last year so a repeat would be great.

"It doesn't always work that way but (we) have great potential if we can stay healthy."

Jamestown's Julia Skari won the meet's all-around title racking up 35.1 points, while JHS senior Rachel Schiele came in second with a score of 34.95.


Schiele placed first on bars, swinging her way to an 8.65, and ended up second on floor where she tumbled to a 9.3.

Jamestown 139.3, Wahpeton/Breckenridge 121.35

JHS team scores

Vault 35.05; Bars 32.9; Beam 34.75; Floor 36.6.

Individual JHS results

All-Around: 1. Skari 35.1; 2. Schiele 34.95; 3. Haley Nelson 34.9; 4. Emma Hillerud 33.75; 5. Lydia Stoterau 33; 6. Brenna Hatch 32.45; 9. Blair Arbuckle 30.85; 10. Kennadie Hatch 29.6; Anna Roemmich 26.7; Maren Kroeber 26.15; 16. Mia Kaiser 21.75.

Vault: 2. Skari 8.95; 3. B. Hatch 8.9; 5. Nelson 8.7; 6. Schiele 8.5; 7. Hillerud 8.45; 8. Arbuckle 8.4; 10. Stoterau 8.3; 12. Kroeber 8.25; 13. Roemmich 8.2; 14. K. Hatch 7.7; 15. Meg Zunich 7.6; 15. Kaiser 7.6; 19. Tyra Hibl 7.2.

Bars: 1. Schiele 8.65; 2. Skari 8.5; 3. Hillerud 8.0; 5. Nelson 7.75; 6. Stoterau 7.55; 7. Arbuckle 7.5; 8. B. Hatch 7.4; 10. K. Hatch 6.55; 13. Roemmich 4.7; 14. Kroeber 4.3; 16. Kaiser 3.05.


Beam: 1. Nelson 9.05; 2. Skari 8.65; 3. Stoterau 8.55; 4. Schiele 8.5; 5. Hillerud 8.4; 6. B. Hatch 7.7; 8. K. Hatch 7.2; 10. Arbuckle 7; 11. Kaiser 6.8; 12. Kroeber 6.6; 14. Roemmich 6.4.

Floor: 1. Nelson 9.4; 2. Schiele 9.3; 3. Skari 9.0; 4. Hillerud 8.9; 6. Stoterau 8.6; 7. B. Hatch 8.45; 9. K. Hatch 8.15; 10. Arbuckle 7.95; 13. Roemmich 7.4; 14. Kroeber 7; 17. Hibl 4.6; 18. Kaiser 4.3.

Not close enough, Blue Jays shut down by Legacy

Things were close all game long between the Jamestown and Bismarck Legacy girls basketball teams, but those few points made the difference Tuesday night.

Jamestown High School fell to Legacy 60-55 in its first game of the season in Bismarck. Grace Hegerle breezed past 20 points for the Blue Jays, knocking down 9 of her 15 attempted shots and going 3 for 4 from the line. The 5-foot-10 senior also nabbed three defensive rebounds.

Sophomore Ella Falk was not far behind Hegerle, recording 18 of the team's 55 points. Falk and senior Kaylee Panchot combined for all four of the team's 3-point shots.

The Jays were three points behind at the half and managed to keep pace with Hannah Stymeist and Jaiden Baker, who fueled the Sabers' offense with a combined 30 points, for most of the second.

The Blue Jays are scheduled to travel back to the capital city on Saturday to face Bismarck St. Mary's. Tip-off for Saturday's game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Legacy 60, Jamestown 55


JHS 28 27 -- 55

LEG 31 29 -- 60

JHS -- Grace Hegerle 21, Ella Falk 18, Kaylee Panchot 6, Katie Trumbauer 3, Hunter Petersen 3, Annie Nabwe 2, K. Remmick 2. Totals: 25 FG, 9-17 FT, 20 fouls. 3-pointers: Falk 2, Panchot 2.

LEG -- Hannah Stymeist 15, Jaiden Baker 15, Alyssa Eckroth 10, Arianna Berryhill 9, Breena Sand 5, Alayna Hill 2, Ashley Guthmiller 2, Hailyn Weigel 1, Allison Thomsen 1. Totals: 24 FG, 16-23 FT, 19 fouls. 3-pointers: Baker 3, Eckroth 1.

Records: Jamestown 0-1, 0-1 West Region, Legacy 1-0, 1-0 West Region.

Hockey falls just short in Grand Forks

The Jamestown High School girls hockey team rallied Tuesday night but, unfortunately, it was not enough to clinch the win for the Blue Jays.

The Jays fell to Grand Forks 3-2 in the team's season opener in Grand Forks. The Jays are slated to be in action again on Thursday traveling to Devils Lake. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

"We played well," JHS head coach Andy Fitzgerald said. "We had six girls playing in their first high school game."


There might have been a lot of fresh talent on the ice for the Jays, but it was the experienced players who found the back of the net.

Kaycee Johnson came out hot in the third, managing to find the back of the net with just 57 seconds gone in the third period. Johnson's first points of the year came off an assist from Ella Roaldson. Roaldson scored her first goal of her senior year five minutes later off an assist from Madi Hagen.

Grand Forks 0, Jamestown 0

JHS 0 0 2 -- 2

GF 2 1 0 -- 3

First Period: 1. GF, Emily Becker (Megan Jacobson), 8:33. 2. GF, Shaley Richards (Maya Zahui), 9:17.

Second Period: 3. GF, Becker, 9:36.

Third Period: 4. JHS, Kaycee Johnson (Ella Roaldson), 0:57. 5. Roaldson (Madi Hagen), 5:41.


Penalties: J, 3 for 6 minutes. GF, 6 for 12 minutes.

Goalie Saves: J, Erika Anderson 9-7-6--22. GF, Kaylee Baker 7-7-9--23.

Records: Grand Forks 1-0. Jamestown 0-1.

Wrestling falls in first dual of the season

The Bismarck Century Patriots overpowered the Blue Jays Tuesday night in Bismarck. The Patriots outscored the Jays 49-21 in the team's first dual of the season.

"We were without three starters and lost a few close matches," JHS head wrestling coach Larry Eslick said. "The young guys battled well."

Eighth-grader Lucas Schlepeutz had his first varsity win by pin Tuesday in the 106-pound weight class, while Aden Braun took care of business in the 132-pound bracket, outmuscling Jacob Ersland.

At 170, JHS' Preston Gall defeated Jax Gums for his first varsity win, while Damien Krebs outlasted Jacob Burckhard in the heavyweight division.

The Blue Jays are slated to be back at it after the New Year. The team has plans to travel to and compete against Valley City on Jan. 2.


Bismarck Century 49, Jamestown 21

113: Brayden Morris (CENT) over Ray Vasquez (JAM) (Fall 1:03) 120: Blake Ersland (CENT) over Pete Rasmussen (JAM) (Dec 8-6) 126: Brody Ferderer (CENT) over Sam Schlepuetz (JAM) (Dec 8-6) 132: Aden Braun (JAM) over Jacob Ersland (CENT) (Fall 3:46) 138: Kaden DeCoteau (CENT) over Joel Bowman (JAM) (Dec 7-6) 145: Cole Radenz (CENT) over Eric Chea (JAM) (Fall 1:31) 152: Ben Weigum (CENT) over Josiah Reimers (JAM) (Fall 0:14) 160: Clay Radenz (CENT) over Colton Mewes (JAM) (MD 12-1) 170: Preston Gall (JAM) over Jax Gums (CENT) (Dec 7-0) 182: Dany Tanefeu (CENT) over Josh Robertson (JAM) (Fall 3:18) 195: Jacob Boehm (CENT) over Dareeyn Davis (JAM) (Fall 1:35) 220: Cade Garcia (CENT) over Ben Shirley (JAM) (Fall 1:23) 285: Damien Krebs (JAM) over Jacob Burckhard (CENT) (Fall 3:29) 106: Lucas Schlepuetz (JAM) over Ethan Kuntz (CENT) (Fall 5:15)

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