Blue Jays Roundup: Golf ends solid run in Minot Friday

The Jamestown High School girls tennis, boys golf, girls soccer and softball teams were all on the road competing Friday.

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The Jamestown High School boys golf team was right in the thick of things at Souris Valley Golf Course.

The Blue Jays finished sixth out of nine competing WDA teams Friday afternoon in Minot. The Jays shot a team score of 358 -- four strokes behind where the team ended up last week at the East/West Classic at the Jamestown Country Club.

"I was pretty pleased," JHS head golf coach Jason Carroll said of his team's performance. "The wind really challenged us today but we did shoot some pretty good scores considering what the winds were."

The winds weren't the only thing posing a challenge to the Jays' 18-hole round.

"When you are used to putting on a slower surface and you move to a faster surface there's more break and obviously if you are hitting it too firm, it will run past the hole farther," Carroll said. "When you are used to slow greens -- it's easy to run putts by and it might take you a few holes to adjust to that."


Jed Truax adjusted well shooting a 41-39-80 to lead the six Blue Jay golfers.

"It says a lot about him as a golfer that he was able to do that not only in the high winds but also with the pace of the greens being a lot different than what he's used to putting on," Carroll said. "I expect his scores to stay right around that as we move toward the end of the season here."

Shea Carroll wound tied for 16th with a score of 87 while his twin brother Brooks was three strokes behind at 90. Ethan Romsdahl broke 100 by one stroke while Camron Anderson ended with a 108. Kai Backen rounded out the Blue Jay squad with a 117.

The Jays are slated to be back in action at Garden Gate Golf Course in Dunseith tomorrow (Saturday). The invite is slated to begin at 10 a.m.

Team results

1. Minot 322, 2. Century 325, 3. Bismarck High 336, 4. Dickinson 345, 5. St. Mary's 349, 6. Jamestown 358, 7. Legacy 361, T7. Williston 361, 9. Mandan 370.

Individual finishers

1. Gavin Argent 71; 2. Trey Hohbein 75; 3. Logan Barrett 78; 4. Ian Jelsing 79; T4. Logan Schoepp 79; 6. Jed Truax 80; T6. Cameron Wittenberg 80; T6. Tarin Walker 80; T6. Dylan Nosbush 80; 10. Peyton Bartsch 81; 11. Jackson Gilchrist 82; 12. Jack Homiston 84; 13. Jack Steckler 85; T13. Brock Jones 85; T13. Henry Laughans 85; T13. Caleb Fix 85; T13. Matt Souther 85; 14. Duncan Tufte 86; T14. Kyller Hughes 86; 16. Grant Bittner 87; T16. Shea Carroll 87; 18. Mason Mrachek 88; T18. Ashton Heilman 88; T18. Evan Groll 88; 21. Lucas Boostead 89; T21. Aidan Kaufman 89; 23. Jackson Ekblad 90; T23. Brooks Carroll 90; 25. Jace Elkin 91; T25. Eurn Fisher 91; 27. Reece Nagel 92; 28. Mason Haugenoe 93; T28. Jake Theis 93; 30. Caden Willer 94; T30. Brycen Yazzie 94; 32. Kaden Hoffman 95; 33. Shawn Pack 97; 34. Jayce Johnson 99; T34. Carson Pittman 99; T34. Aiden Rustand 99; 37. Hunter Rossland 100; 38. Ethan Romsdahl 101; T38. Tyler Sandvig 101; T38. Tucker Shelley 101; T38. Jayden Arenz 101; 42. Andrew Neigum 103; T42. Brady Yoder 103; 44. Zack Schmidt 104; 45. Mason Fuller 105; 46. Bennett Vatnsdal 106; 47. Camron Anderson 108; 48. Jack Zimmer 110; 49. Cooper Froelich 112; 50. Kai Backen 117.


Blue Jay results:

6. Truax 41-39--80; 16. S. Carroll 40-47--87; 23. B. Carroll 45-45--90; 38. Romsdahl 49-52--101; 47. Anderson 50-58--108; 50. Backen 57-60-117.

Softball shows no quit in West Fargo.

Marissa Drenth couldn't be prouder of how the Blue Jays performed Friday night.

The Jamestown High School softball team defeated West Fargo 8-5 and 8-7 (9 innings) in a non-conference doubleheader. The Jays have won 11 of their last 12 games -- all coming in a span of just eight days. The Jays are 13-3 overall and currently hold the No. 2 spot in the WDA at 9-1. Dickinson is leading the conference at 8-0.

The Blue Jays will be hosting Mandan on Tuesday. The doubleheader is expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

"The fight was outstanding today," Drenth said. "There was no quit in the team at all. I am proud of them and they should be proud of themselves.

"West Fargo is a good team and tonight the girls played quality softball and got a couple of great wins."

Stats for Friday's doubleheader were unavailable.


Majettes keep Blue Jays scoreless

The Jamestown High School girls soccer team was unable to keep Minot out of the net Friday night.

The Majettes pitched a shutout defeating the visiting Blue Jays 8-0 at their home venue. The Blue Jays are now 2-2-2 while Minot is still undefeated at 5-0-0. The Majettes are leading the West Region while the Jays are in a tight race with Legacy for the No. 4 spot in the WDA.

Jamestown is scheduled to face Bismarck St. Mary's on Tuesday. The game is slated to kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the capital city.

Minot put 21 shots on goal and while Leah Torres was able to keep 37 out of the net, the dynamic Minot offense snuck a couple by the eighth-grader.

Haley Nelson, a junior winger for the Jays, put four shots on goal while Sara Sletto took one. Emme Miller made three saves for Minot.

Minot 8, Jamestown 0

JHS 0 0 -- 0

MIN 4 4 -- 8



First half

1. Emerson Perrin (Mailee Burhie) 6th minute; 2. Perrin (Morgan Perrin) 9th minute; 3. Emme Miller (M. Perrin) 12th minute; 4. Burhie (MaLiah Burkell), 37th minute.

Second half

5. M. Perrin (unassisted), 53rd minute; 6. Burkell (unassisted) 61st minute; 7. Burke (Burkell), 68th minute; 8. Marissa Thorson (E. Perrin), 77th minute.

Shots on goal: Minot 21; Jamestown 6.

Saves: Jamestown, Leah Torres, 37; Minot, Emme Miller, 3.

Records: Jamestown 2-2-2; Minot 5-0-0


Olson turns up big for Blue Jay tennis.

Phoebe Olson won the day for the Jays Friday.

The Blue Jay junior went 7-0 at WDA Round Robin in Minot winning the singles title. The Blue Jays wound up sixth out of the eight competing teams with 12 points.

The Jays will be on their home court tomorrow hosting Valley City. The dual is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Individual match scores for the WDA Round Robin were unavailable.

Team Totals

1. Mandan 29, 2. Minot 25, 3. Legacy 23, 4. St. Mary's 19, 5. Williston 13, 6. Jamestown 12, 7. Century 11, 8. Bismarck High 7.

Gerber is a sports writer for the Jamestown Sun.
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