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Blue Jays Roundup: Allysah Larson punches ticket to State meet

The Jamestown High School athletics teams were in action on Sept. 22.

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Jamestown's Alexes Prasek competes in the 100 yard backstroke.
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JAMESTOWN — There was no slowing Allysah Larson down Thursday evening.

The junior Blue Jay swimmer cruised to state meet qualifying time of 26.69 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle race to help lead the Blue Jay swimming and diving team to a 108-78 victory over Mandan.

Head coach Ben Smith and the school of Blue Jay swimmers will be traveling to Minot on Friday. The conference dual is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Larson swam the opening leg of the 200 yard medley relay. The crew broke the 2-minute mark by 0.46 seconds to earn top-honors.

The Harty family is an anchor in the Jamestown soccer community.

Regan Keller along with Jordyn Larson, Marissa Moltzen and Zoe Bjerke comprised the Jays' fouth-place 200-yard medley team. Jamestown had two other teams who clocked times of 2:49.10 and 3:28.54 to wind up sixth and seventh.


Larson swam the second leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay — another race the Jays won by almost four seconds. Larson ended her night with yet another state qualifying time of 1:05.66 in the 100 yard backstroke.

Alexes Prasek and Georgia Lettenmaier also punched their tickets to the state swim meet in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 freestyle and the 100 breastroke.

Jamestown 108, Mandan 78

200 yard medley: 1. JHS (Allysah Larson, Georgia Lettenmaier, Chea Baugh, Alexes Prasek), 1:59.54; 4. JHS (Regan Keller, Jordyn Larson, Marissa Moltzen, Zoe Bjerke), 2:28.27; 6. JHS (Abby Boehm, Mia Berndt, Emily Trevithick, Miah Tyson), 2:49.10; 7. JHS (Sheena Walters, Lana Mack, Madison Schmidt, Larkin Kleven), 3:28.54.

200 freestyle: 1. Josey Jackson, MAN, 2:14.86; 2. Cloe Nelson 2:20.42; 5. Marissa Moltzen 2:33.76.

200 IM: 1. Jordyn Larson, JHS, 2:37.99; 4. Mia Berndt 3:04.47.

50 freestyle: 1. Allysah Larson, JHS, 26.69; 3. Prasek 27.13; 5. Bjerke 28.77.

1-meter diving: 1. Zoe Bjerke, JHS, 197.50; 3. Anabelle Cramer 174.80; 4. Julia Skari 167.95.


100 butterfly: 1. Bernadette Belzer, JHS, 1:09.23; 4. Rebecca Lloyd, JHS, 1:27.40; 6. Tori Nelson 1:37.46.

100 freestyle: 1. Georgia Lettenmaier, JHS, 58.26; 5. Keller 1:14.25; 6. T. Nelson 1:15.12.

500 freestyle: 1. Chea Baugh, JHS, 5:53.20; 2. Prasek 5:56.65; 4. Larson 6:26.98; 6. Moltzen 6:47.19.

200 freestyle relay: 1. JHS (Bernadette Belzer, Allysah Larson, Chea Baugh, Cloe Nelson), 1:51.51; 3. JHS (Tori Nelson, Marissa Moltzen, Zoe Bjerke, Rebecca Lloyd), 2:06.53; 6. JHS (Emelia Cramer, Kleven Larkin, Rhemmi Geinert, Mia Kaiser), 2:33.18; 7. JHS (Aliyah Tyson, Ella Brown, Marley Roach, Miah Tyson), 2:34.59; 8. JHS (Sheena Walters, Olivia Roller, Grace Roller, Emily Trevithick), 3:20.53.

100 backstroke: 1. Allysah Larson, JHS, 1:05.66; 2. Belzer 1:14.82; 6. Lloyd 1:24.18; 7. Kleven 1:38.95.

100 breaststroke: 1. Georgia Lettenmaier, JHS, 1:17.26; 3. C. Nelson 1:21.49; 4. Baugh 1:22.87.

400 freestyle relay: 1. JHS (Bernadette Belzer, Alexes Prasek, Georgia Lettenmaier, Cloe Nelson), 4:05.98; 4. JHS (J. Larson, Lloyd, Brown, Keller), 4:39.60; 5. JHS (Berndt, Tyson, Abby Boehm, T. Nelson), 5:20.04; 6. JHS (Lana Mack, Madison Schmidt, Rhemmi Geinert, Marley Roacj), 5:44.84.

Fronk wins, tennis drops to Bismarck Century

Max Fronk has done a bang-up job at the No. 3 spot for the Jamestown High School tennis team.


The Blue Jay senior was the one member of the JHS tennis team to pick up a win Thursday afternoon defeating Bismarck Century's 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Century defeated the Jays 8-1. The team will head to Williston on Friday. The conference dual is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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Jamestown's Luke LeFevre returns a serve during a match at Bolinger Court.
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Century 8, Jamestown 1


No. 1: Jared Pitcher, BC def. Mason Lunzman 6-2, 6-2

No. 2: Beau Zander, BC def. Kai Backen 6-1, 6-2

No. 3: Max Fronk, JHS def. Tyler Kleinjan 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

No. 4: Austin Walth, BC def. Luke LeFevre 6-4, 6-4

No. 5: Sri Kandaroo, BC def. Kane Schmidt 6-2, 6-2

No. 6: Charlie Holzer, BC def. Steve Schmitz 6-1, 6-3


No. 1: Pitcher/Walth, BC def. Lunzman/Fronk 6-4, 6-2

No. 2: Kleinman/Kandaroo, BC def. LeFevre/Baken 6-1, 6-3

No. 3: Zander/Mitch Dienstman, BC def. Adam Sortland/Camron Andersen 6-2, 6-2

Soccer ends its regular-season with a win

It's been quite the season for the Blue Jay boys soccer team but the team pulled one out when it really mattered.

The Blue Jays defeated Mandan 2-1 in their last regular-season contest of the year Thursday evening. The Jays will now enter postseason play.

Jamestown will host eighth-seeded Dickinson in a WDA play-in game on Sept. 27. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

With just four minutes gone in the opening half, sophomore Gabe Jenison booted one past Tyler Moe to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. Jarrett Zalumskis doubled-down for the Jays knocking in another goal in the 15th minute.

While Grant Lunde went down with a wrist injury last week against Centruy, the sophomore keep was back for the Jays on Thursday. Lunde tallied nine saves on the night only allowing one from Josh Salagan to slip past him at the 73rd minute mark.

Jamestown 2, Mandan 1

JHS 2 0 — 2

MAN 0 1 — 1


First half

1. JHS, Gabe Jenison (unassisted), 4th minute; 2. JHS, Jarrett Zalumskis (Henry Yolain), 15th minute.

Second half

3. MAN, Josh Salagan (Ratmir Spac), 73rd minute.

Shots on goal: Jamestown 10, Mandan 12

Goalkeeper saves: Jamestown, Grant Lunde 9; Mandan, Tyler Moe, 10

Records: Jamestown 5-7-2 overall, 5-7-2 WDA; Mandan 3-6-5, 4-6-5

Volleyball topples Bismarck High in five-setter

Nine days after a long-winded, four set loss to Century Sara Hegerle and the Blue Jays won out on a road trip to Bismarck High.

Final stats were not available when the Jamestown Sun went to press.

The Blue Jays toppled the Demons 3-2 to move to 5-2 in the Western Dakota Association and 12-2 overall. The squad will be back in conference action on Saturday to take on Turtle Mountain.

The match is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at kringer@jamestownsun.com or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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