Blue Jays Roundup: Baseball goes 1-1 against Dickinson

The Jamestown High School baseball, softball, tennis and soccer teams were in action on April 26.

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Jamestown's Payton Hochhalter delivers a pitch to a Dickinson batter on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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The Jamestown High School baseball team didn't let the saturated field conditions at Jack Brown Stadium bother them Tuesday evening as the Blue Jays notched a convincing 6-1 win in game No. 1 of its doubleheader against Dickinson Tuesday evening.

The Jays wound up splitting with the Midgets, dropping game No. 2 2-1. The split improved the Jays' record to 3-3 overall and in the West Region standings.

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

Jamestown's last game came on April 11 against Bismarck Century. The Jays' dropped the two game series 7-4, 3-1.

Head coach Jack Bowman and his squad is slated to be in action on Tuesday in the capital city against Bismarck Legacy. First pitch is scheduled to go out at 4:30 p.m.


Softball splits with Demons at Trapper Field

Jamestown and Bismarck High were exchanging punches for six innings Tuesday evening.

It was the seventh that did the Jays in against the Demons.

BHS pulled away in the final frame of game No. 1 of the conference doubleheader to secure an 8-3 win over the Blue Jays but the Jays rebounded to hand Bismarck its first loss of the season in game No. 2.

Sophomore pitcher Makenna Nold helped the Jays notch an 11-1 victory in game No. 2.

The Jays are now 7-5 and 7-3 in conference. Mike Soulis and his squad have got one more conference game on the docket for this week — a conference doubleheader on Thursday against Mandan. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Trapper Field.


Katie Falk threatened the Demons' bats, retiring five and walking zero. The junior let go 13 hits and eight runs across her seven innings thrown. All eight runs were earned.

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Bismarck's Cameron Schmidt (8) gets to second base safely as Jamestown's Rylee Joseph loses control of the ball during high school softball action Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Trapper Field.
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In the bottom of the sixth inning, Blue Jays tied things up at three, with a Jenna Fischer homer that drove in a pair of Blue Jay runners.

Heading into the final frame, the Demons locked it down with a single from Ashlee Potter that scored two. In total, the Demons had five runners cross the plate to seal the deal at 8-3.

Logan Gronberg toed the rubber for the Demons. The senior lasted all seven innings, striking out eight batters and walking zero.


As a team, the Jays tallied six hits with multiple hits coming from both Falk and Fischer.

It was a whole different story game two when the Jays collected early on a Katie Falk home run to establish a 3-0 lead.

The crew kept building upon its advantage and pulled out multiple run innings in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Falk went 2-4 at the plate while Fischer went .750, knocking in a double and an RBI.

Nold, lasted the whole six innings, only allowing three hits and one run. Nold was a perfect 2-2 in the batter's box. The sophomore drove in a Jamestown runner and added a double to the stat books.

Bismarck High 8, Jamestown 3

BHS 000 111 5 — 8 13 1

JHS 000 102 0 — 3 6 6

JHS: Katie Falk; BHS: Logan Gronberg. W — Gronberg; L — Falk.

Highlights: JHS — Falk (7 IP, 13 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 5 K, 0 BB) 2-3, Jenna Fischer 2-3, HR, 2 RBI.

BHS — Payton Gerving 3-4, 2B; Cameron Schmidt 3-4, RBI; Caitlyn Dannenfelzer 2-4, 2B, RBI.

Jamestown 11, Bismarck High 1

BHS 001 000 X — 1 3 3

JHS 310 421 X — 11 14 0

JHS: Makenna Nold; BHS: Brielle Wrangham. W — Nold; L — Wrangham.

Highlights: JHS — Nold (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB) 2-2, 2B, RBI, Falk 2-4, HR, 4 RBI; Fischer 3-4, RBI, 2B.

BHS — Gronberg HR, RBI

Tennis stays with Century, can't pull it all together

Just a few days ago, the Jamestown High School tennis team couldn't seem to catch a break.

After falling 1-14 on the day, head coach Paul Olson said his team showed promise and that the squad just needed some more practice.

Whatever they did seemed to be working for at least part of the match against Bismarck Century Tuesday.

The Jays held tough with the Patriots for a good portion of the WDA dual but just didn't have enough in the tank to get the win. Jamestown would up dropping 6-3 to the visitors.

Jamestown will be back in action on Thursday against Bismarck St. Mary's. The action starts at 4:15 p.m. at Jamestown's Bollinger Courts.

Phoebe Olson kicked off Tuesday's dual with a 7-6, 5-1 win over Century's Maya Kubsud. The Jays proceeded to drop four straight matches but Isabel LeFevre was determined not to make it five.

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Jamestown's Phoebe Olson follows through on a return Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Bolinger Courts.
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LeFevre came out strong for the Jays and clinched a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win in her singles match over Becca Bassigtwaite.

In the doubles contest, it was Mya Henderson and Sofia Williams who got a win for the Jays.

"We improved a lot since Friday and were in the match the entire time," Olson said. "Isabel had a great comeback at 6 to keep us in the match after singles.

"We just couldn't quite pull out a couple of the other matches we needed."


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, JHS def. Maya Kubsud 7-6, 5-1
No. 2: Erika Lee, BC def. Grace LeFevre 7-6 (3), 6-1
No. 3: Ashley Kindow, BC def. Mya Henderson 6-4, 6-1
No. 4: Balig Upgren, BC def. Bria Nieswaag 6-1, 7-5
No. 5: Kate Miller, BC def. Sofia Williams 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
No. 6: Isabel LeFevre, JHS def. Becca Bassigtwaite 2-6, 6-4, 6-1


No. 1: Kubsud/Lee, BC def. Olson/Nieswaag 4-6, 7-6(8), 11-9
No. 2: Kindow/Upgren, BC def. LeFevre/LeFevre 6-0 6-4
No. 3: Henderson/Willams, JHS def. Miller/Bassigwaite 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

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 or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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