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Sports Shorts: Jays fifth in football poll

Jays fifth in latest poll

Jamestown High School dropped from fourth to fifth in the latest Class AA football state media rankings released Monday.

The Blue Jays (1-2) fell 20-13 to third-ranked Central Cass last Friday, setting up an interesting matchup this Thursday, Sept. 13, at Turtle Mountain (2-1). The Braves, receiving votes in the 2A poll, have posted wins against Valley City and Wahpeton, but lost to fourth-ranked Devils Lake 27-8 last week.

The Blue Jays defeated Turtle Mountain 14-0 in the rain last season at Ernie Gates Field. Thursday's game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Belcourt. The state football polls are voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

NDAPSSA Football Polls

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class AA

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. St. Mary's (14) 3-0 80 1

2. Fargo Shanley (5) 3-0 70 2

3. Central Cass 3-0 58 3

4. Devils Lake 2-1 29 5

5. Jamestown 1-2 25 4

Others receiving votes: Turtle Mountain (2-1).

Class AAA

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Bismarck (18) 3-0 94 1

2. Bismarck Century (1) 3-0 77 2

3. West Fargo Sheyenne 2-1 55 3

4. Fargo Davies 2-1 32 5

5. Mandan 2-1 22 4

Others receiving votes: Fargo South (2-1).

Widmer repeats as champion

Kevin Widmer shot a 2-over-par 74 to win his 11th title as Hillcrest Men's Association Champion at the course on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Luer Division title, a handicapped contest played from the white tees, was won by Dave Nelson. Nelson's 88 resulted in a net score of 70.9.

Roger Fisher's scratch score of 76 and net score of 63.35 was tops in the Thompson Division. The Thompson Division is a handicapped seniors contest played from the gold tees.

Closest to the pin winners were: Marques Cross on hole seven; Ron Horstad on hole eight; Scott Miller on the 15th hole; and Gary Speidel on the 17th hole. Miller repeated as the winner of the closest second shot on the 14th hole and Brent Perleberg won the longest putt contest on hole nine.

Hillcrest Men's Association Championships

Sept. 8

Championship Division

Kevin Widmer, 74; Len Orr, 79; Marques Cross, 85.

Luer Division

Dave Nelson, 88 (70.90); Chuck Voigt, 83 (73.50); Scott Miller, 88 (73.75); Al Haag, 94 (75.95); Kevin Miller, 90 (76.70); Casey Olson, 90 (76.70); Mike Cumber, 93 (77.80); Steve Klose 88 (78.50); Hank Kates, 90 (79.55); Brent Perleberg, 100 (80.05); Tim Staul, 94 (80.70); Cory Zachrison, 106 (81.3), Harry Ambers (DNF).

Thompson Division

Roger Fisher, 76 (63.65); Roy Delapp, 97 (68.50); Ernie Williams, 97 (68.50); Dennis Weixel, 87 (68.95); Duane Enzminger, 92 (69.20); Doug Wahl, 81 (70.55); Gary Speidel, (70.60); Darrell Metzger, 90 (71.00); Mike Rudy, 93 (71.15); Dan Trapp, 94 (71.20); Ron Horstad, 86 (71.75); Duane Duff, 95 (72.20); Bob Naslund, 90 (72.90); Lee Mansavage, 105 (73.65); Al Lamp 86 (73.65); Ken Gumke, 101 (74.40); Arnie Schumaker, 92 (74.90); Jerry Veil, 102 (75.40); Jerry Strahm, 87 (76.55); Don Holz, 107 (76.60); Alden Kollman, 93 (77.80); Matt Burgard, 94 (77.85); John Englebrecht, 103 (78.30); Lloyd Landscoot, 98 (79.00); Ron Qual, 97 (80.85); LeMoine Klose, 99 (81.90); Mike Landscoot, 102 (83.00); Dave Greenwood, 103 (85.90); Kevin Kubat, 104 (87.85).

Deng, Wolves agree to deal

(FLM)—Veteran forward Luol Deng agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The two-time All-Star met with Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who doubles as president of basketball operations, on Monday, according to reports from ESPN and The Athletic. The Athletic reported the deal was worth $2.4 million, pending results of a physical.

Deng, 33, became a free agent on Sept. 1 when he agreed to a buyout with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 14-year veteran appeared in only one game with the Lakers last season and was looking for the chance to play meaningful minutes elsewhere in 2018-19.

Deng played for Thibodeau for parts of four seasons in Chicago from 2010-14, making the All-Star team in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He also made the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2011-12. Deng is also reunited with former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson.