Blue Jays Roundup: Baseball, golf, tennis, all compete Saturday

The Jamestown High School baseball, boys golf and girls tennis teams were all in action on Saturday.

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Jamestown High School's Chase Finck watches as his putted ball inches towards the number 8 hole Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Jamestown Country Club. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Sunshine combined with a win at Jamestown's Bollinger Courts was a welcome relief for the Jamestown High School girls tennis team.

After braving temps in the 30s, snow flurries, and suffering a 6-3 loss to Bismarck High Friday night, the Jays rebounded with a dominant 8-1 win over West Fargo. The win was the Jays' first of the season, bringing the team's record to 1-5 overall.

Zoe Elhard earned the Packers' lone win, defeating Cora Wolsky 6-4, 3-6, 10-2 at the No. 3 singles spot. Wolsky rebounded in doubles where she and her partner Olivia Schriock defeated Reet Goyal and Anna Montpleiser in three sets.

"I’m happy with how the girls rebounded from a tough loss last night," Blue Jay head coach Paul Olson said. "We got contributions from everyone in the lineup."

Mya Henderson and Grace LeFevre dropped the first set in No. 3 doubles but fought back to get the 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win. Bria Nieswaag did not make an appearance Friday night but had a solid win at the No. 6 spot in singles. Nieswaag topped Anna Montpleiser 6-3, 6-3.


Olson said Olivia Schriock had a good day in both singles and doubles, and the girls at the top of the lineup - Lauryn Hibl and Phoebe Olson - did what the Jays needed them to do.

"We still have a lot of things to work on, but it is nice to get a team win, with every varsity player picking up at least one individual win," Olson said.

Jamestown 8, West Fargo 1


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, JHS def. Reet Goyal 6-1, 6-1

No. 2: Lauryn Hibl, JHS def. Kaitlyn Carlson 6-1, 7-6

No. 3: Zoe Elhard, WF def. Cora Wolsky 6-4, 3-6, 10-2

No. 4: Olivia Schriock JHS, def. Paige Knuttila 6-2, 6-2


No. 5: Grace LeFevre JHS, def. Ava Van Pinnen 6-1, 7-5

No. 6: Bria Nieswaag JHS, def. Anna Montpleiser 6-3, 6-3


No. 1: Olson/Hibl, JHS def. Carlson/Elhard 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Wolsky/Schriock, JHS def. Goyal/Montpleiser 2-4, 6-1, 6-X

No. 3: Mya Henderson/LeFevre, JHS def. Knuttila/VonPinnan 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Golf finishes up East/West Classic Saturday

After day 1 of the annual East/West Classic golf tournament at the Jamestown Country Club, the Blue Jays' head coach Jason Carroll said he was hoping for better weather and better scores on day 2.

The head coach saw both Saturday.


"We did get the better weather and we got some improved scores to go with it, so that was nice to see," Carroll said. "Our team score went from 362 round one to 354 round two."

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A Jamestown golfer watches as his putted ball inches towards the No. 8 hole Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Jamestown Country Club. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Four of the Blue Jays' golfers improved on their first-round scores. Jed Truax bettered his first-round 89 by one stroke, while Shea Carroll and Easton Romsdahl carded scores six strokes behind their Friday 18-hole totals. Shea shot a team low of 172 while Romsdahl finished out his first varsity tournament at 182. Truax (177) and Brooks Carroll (185) rounded out the Jays' top-four.

"The weather certainly makes it a little bit easier, but the other thing was that some of them had a little bit of a plan to better their score and they put that plan into play," Carroll said. "Anytime that you have a kid that has a plan going in, that's always something that is beneficial."

Carroll said that a couple of his golfers have developed a plan to prepare for the Jays' road trip next weekend. The Blue Jays are slated to compete in Minot on Friday and Turtle Mountain on Saturday.

"We look forward to the opportunity to get a little bit better and catch up with them," Carroll said of the WDA teams. "There's a couple of teams that are in front of us that are vying for one of those top four seeds to get into the state tournament. That will be a challenge for us, but it's a challenge that our kids and I look forward to."

Team results


1. Fargo Davies 310-301--611, 2. Minot 316-317--633, 3. West Fargo Sheyenne 319-319--638, 4. Bismarck Century 323-316--639, 5 Fargo North 679, 6. Dickinson 689, 7. St. Mary's 703, 8. Wahpeton 713, 9. Jamestown 716, 10. Legacy 717, 11. Fargo South 731, 12. Fargo Shanley 734, 13. Williston 736, 14. Mandan 746, 15. Bismarck High 788, 16. Valley City 872.

Top-10 finishers

1. Same Suppes, FD, 147; 2. Gabe Benson, FD, 148; 3. Gavin Argent, MIN, 149; 4. Logan Schoepp, BC, 149; 5. James Powess, WIL, 155; 6. Kasen Rostad, MIN, 155; 7. Andrew Wilhelm, FD, 155; 8. Landon Olson, FN, 158; 9, Jayce Johnson, FD, 159; 10. Trent Wievken, FD, 159.

Blue Jay results

Jamestown (362-354--716): Shea Carroll 89-83--172; Jed Truax 89-88--177; Easton Romsdahl 94-88-182; Brooks Carroll 90-95--185.

Blue Jays drop two to Minot

The Jamestown High School baseball team is still looking for their second win of the season.

The Blue Jays lost 7-0 and 6-3 to Minot Saturday at the Magicians home venue. The Magicians are leading the WDA at a perfect 6-0 and are 9-1 overall. Jamestown is now 1-5 in the conference standings. The Jays have two more road trips planned for early next week facing Valley City on Monday and Dickinson Tuesday.

While the Jays still have yet to come out on the right side of the scoreboard, first-year head coach Jack Bowman said he has seen improvement even since losing to Century 6-1 and 13-4 on Thursday.


"We committed 12-plus errors in the two games on Thursday, today we committed one," Bowman said. "Pitching for the most part was good. A few too many walks to my liking but overall (it was) pretty good."

Brooks Roaldson finished out the final three innings of game No. 1 on the mound. The sophomore struck out four and allowed two runs on no hits. Roaldson walked four batters.

Senior Ty Monson started on the mound for the Jays in game No. 2. The righthander threw for five innings and allowed six runs on eight hits and struck out three. Jackson Walters posted one inning on the mound, relieving Monson in the sixth.

While the Jays were throwing good pitches, Bowman said some of the team's problems came from inconsistency at the plate.

Mason Lunzman led the Jays with a single in the first inning of Game No. 1. The Blue Jays had five batters with one hit in the second game.

"We hit a good one now and again, but we are not stringing hits together and putting pressure on the other team," Bowman said. "The other thing we need to clean up is getting down early. We are giving up too many first-inning runs, making us play catch up far too often."

Minot 7, Jamestown 0

JHS 000 000 0 -- 0 5 0


MIN 401 002 X -- 7 6 0

JHS: Gage Orr, Conner Hoyt (1), Brooks Roaldson (3); MIN: Chase Burke, Eli Nissen (3). W -- Burke, L -- Orr

Highlights: JHS -- Roaldson (3 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 4 BB), Conner Hoyt 2-3, Mason Lunzman 1-3, Jacoby Nold 1-2.

MIN, Dylan Buchanan 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, Talon Hebert 1-2, 2B, RBI.

Records: Jamestown 1-4; 1-4 WDA; Minot .8-1; 5-0.

Minot 6, Jamestown 3

JHS 010 200 0 -- 3 5 1

MIN 112 020 X -- 6 9 0

JHS: Ty Monson, Jackson Walters (6); MIN: Talon Hebert, Tyler Buchanan (4) W -- Hebert, L -- Monson

Highlights: JHS -- Monson (5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 K, 5 BB), Brooks Roaldson 1-4, Jacoby Nold 1-4.

MIN, Hebert 2-3, 2 3B, 2 RBI, Kellan Burke 2-4, 3B, Chase Burke 1-2, 3B, RBI, Hunter Ruzsicka 1-3, 3B.

Records: Jamestown 1-5; 1-5 WDA; Minot .9-1; 6-0.

Gerber is a sports writer for the Jamestown Sun.
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