Blue Jays Roundup: Baseball splits with Mandan, will be back Thursday

All the Jamestown High School spring athletics teams except the JHS softball team were in action on May 10.

Jamestown High School's baseball team split 1-1 against Mandan on May 10, 2022.
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Jack Bowman and the Jamestown High School baseball team made short work of Watford City on May 6, but after a couple of innings in Mandan Tuesday, the squad figured out Mandan wouldn't be a shoo-in for a second-straight series win.

The Blue Jays did manage to split with the Braves, falling 3-1 in game No. 1 of the conference doubleheader and coming back to win it 4-2 in the second game.

Jamestown will be back at Jack Brown Stadium on Thursday as they will go up against Minot. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Mandan 3, Jamestown 1

JHS 000 001 0 — 1 6 2


MAN 101 010 X — 3 7 2

JHS: Payton Hochhalter; MAN: Lucas Burgum; Brayden Bunnell (6) W — Burgum; L — Hochhalter.

Highlights: JHS — Hochhalter (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 10 K, 5 BB); Jackson Walters 2-3, 2B, Carson Orr 1-3.

MAN — Avery Bogner 1-2.

Jamestown 4, Mandan 2

JHS 100 300 0 — 4 8 1

MAN 000 101 0 — 2 5 0


JHS: Mason Lunzman; MAN: Luke Darras; McCoy Keller (4). W — Lunzman; L — Darras.

Highlights: JHS — Lunzman (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 K, 1 BB), 2B; Reagan Sortland 1-3, 2B; Preston Gall 2-4, 2B,

MAN — Isaac Huettl 1-2, HR.

Golf beginning the season on a good note

The Jays wound up fifth in their second WDA competition of the year at Madan's Prairie West Golf Course. Jamestown carded a team score of 338, 15 strokes better than their team score on Saturday. The squad was just three strokes back of Mandan.

Century won the invite, tallying a 311. Dickinson and Minot rounded out the top-three with scores of 313 and 316.

Head coach Shawn Taft and the crew will be back on the road Friday for another test over at Bismarck's Hawktree Golf Course. Golfers are expected to tee off at 10 a.m.


Andrew Walz led the Jays with a 7-over-79 while Easton Romsdal finished his 18 holes with an 88. The other four golfers representing the Jays: Hunter Gegelman, Camron Andersen, Jordan Dooley and Luke LeFevre, all finished the round under a 96.

Walz's score qualified him for the 2022 Class A State Individual Golf Tournament.

Team results
1. Century, 311; 2. Dickinson, 313; 3. Minot, 316; 4. Mandan, 332; 5. Jamestown, 335; 6. St. Mary's, 357; 7. Legacy, 360; 8. Bismarck High, 364; 9. Williston, 373; 10. Watford City 413; TMCHS, Inc

Top 10 finishers/ties
1. Dylan Nosbusch, Century, 74; T2. Kasen Rostad, Minot, 75; T2. Jace Elkin, Dickinson, 75; 4. Jack Homiston, Dickinson, 76; 5. Grant Bittner, Dickinson, 77; T6. Logan Schoepp, Century, 78; T6. Jayce Johnson, Mandan, 78; T8. Cameron Wittenberg, Century, 79; T8. Henry Langhans, Minot, 79; T8. Peyton Bartsch, Minot, 79; T8. Andrew Walz, Jamestown, 79

Additional state qualifiers
Anders Alm, 78, Century; Duncan Tufte, Century, 80; Brock Jones, Minot, 81

Team results
Century (311): Dylan Nosbusch, 74; Logan Schoeppin, 78; Cameron Wittenberg, 79; Duncan Tufte, 80; Lucas Schoepp, 85; Aidan Kaufman, 88 Anders Alm, 78 (JV player did not count toward team score, but was a state qualifier)

Dickinson (313): Jace Elkin, 75; Jack Homiston, 76; Grant Bittner, 77; Evan Groll, 85; Kyller Hugnes, 85; Kaden Hintz, 92

Minot (316): Kasen Rostad, 75; Henry Langhans, 79; Peyton Bartsch, 79; Brock Jones, 81; Jaxon Bradley, 85; Tyler Bast, 87


Mandan (332): Jayce Johnson, 78; Shawn Pack, 84; Jorey Johnson, 85; Carsen Pittman, 85; Jayden Arenz, 94; Stran Ressler, 100

Jamestown (338): Andrew Walz, 79; Jordan Dooley, 86; Cameron Anderson, 86; Hunter Gegalman, 87; Easton Romsdal, 88; Luke LeFevre, 95

St. Mary’s (357): Quinn Schillngstad, 85; Ryder Benning, 90; Caden Willer, 91; Mason Mrachek, 91; Ryker Landers, 105; Brady Haskell, 110

Legacy (360): Matt Souther, 84; Andrew Neigum, 87; Sam Miller, 94; Kale Schultz, 95; Zane Brenden, 104; Logan Sampson, 105

Bismarck High (364): Luke Dockter, 87; Charlie Jerome, 90; Dawon Lentz, 91; Reece Nagel, 96; Sean Purdy, 104; Jacob Falcon, 107

Williston (373): Evan Fisher, 84; Aiden Rustand, 95; Ty Watterud, 97; Kane Shannon, 97; Caden Vaughn, 104; Justin Heller, 129

Watford City (413): Aidan Pelton, 97; Jodus Talley, 98; Gavin McCauley, 107; Kiaran Olson, 111; Hunter Erwin, 112; Kash Berdahl, 115

TMCHS (Inc.): Kenyon Lafountain, 110; Houston Davis, 119


Nelson tallies a hattrick for Blue Jays

Haley Nelson has become known across the state for her gymnastics ability but this spring, she's proving to everyone that she can play soccer with the best of them.

Nelson tallied her second hattrick of the season to help the Jays pull out a 5-1 win over Bismarck Century to move up to the No. 3 spot in the WDA standings at 6-4.

Jamestown has now tallied five straight games won. The team has not lost since April 26 when they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Mandan.

The Jays are slated to face defending state champs, Minot, on Friday in the Magic City. On Saturday, the Blue Jays will travel to Williston to play the first-year varsity Coyote squad.

On Tuesday, Nelson got the Jays on the board first.

Securing the ball off an assist from Peyton Waliser, the senior captain buried the breakaway goal to give her team a 1-0 advantage with about 16 minutes gone in the first half.

The Patriots held the Jays to one goal for the remainder of the first but they couldn't keep the pressure applied in the second half.

Nelson had a part in every single goal made, scoring three of her own and assisting Claire Frohlich and Emma Hillerud on their scores.


Jamestown outshot Century 12-10. Both goalkeepers had nine saves.

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Jamestown's Peyton Waliser (11) races to the ball along side Barb Levorova of Bismarck Century on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at UJ Turf Complex.
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

Jamestown 5, Century 1

CEN 1 0 — 1

JHS 1 4 —5


First half

1. JHS, Nelson (Peyton Waliser), 16th minute; 2. BC, Ashlyn Davison (unassisted), 26th minute.

Second half

3. JHS Claire Frohlich (Nelson), 46th minute; 4. JHS, Nelson (Frohlich), 59th minute; 5. JHS, Emma Hillerud (Nelson), 64th minute; 6. JHS, Nelson (Hannah Murchie), 68th minute.

Shots on goal: JHS 12; BC 10

Goalkeeper saves: JHS, Olivia Sorlie 9; BC, Ashlyn Hagerott, 9.

Records: Jamestown 6-4 WDA, 6-4 overall; Century 3-6-1, 3-6-1

Tennis can't hold on to get wins in Bismarck

The Jamestown High School tennis team's trip to the capital city did not go as head coach Paul Olson would have hoped.

The Jays wound up dropping a pair of WDA matches Tuesday, first falling to Bismarck High 6-3 and later dropping to Legacy 7-2.

"They are a good team," Olson said of Legacy.

The Blue Jays have dropped to 0-5 in the conference and 1-8 overall. Dickinson will be the Jays' next test. The Midgets are slated to visit the Buffalo City on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

While it wasn't a team victory for the Jays, Phoebe Olson was solid for her team.

The senior No. 1 spot holder went 4-0 against her opponents on Tuesday, first blanking Bismarck High's Grace Haider 6-0, 6-0 and then cruising to a two-set win (6-0, 7-5) over Aleah McPherson of Legacy. Olson, along with her teammate Bria Nieswaag took the No. 1 doubles match in both duals.

Bismarck High 6, Jamestown 3


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, J def. Grace Haider 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Sydney Hall, B def. Olivia Schriock 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Peyton Kovash, B def. Grace LeFevre 6-2, 6-2

No. 4: Megan Richter, B def. Mya Henderson 6-3, 6-2

No. 5: Bria Nieswaag, J def. Jessica Schuh 7-5, 6-2

No. 6: Grace Gross, B def. Isabel LeFevre 6-0, 6-0


No. 1: Olson/Nieswaag, J def. Haider/Kovash 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

No. 2: Hall/Schuh, B def. Schriock/Henderson 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Richter/ Jami Bachmeier, B def. G. LeFevre/I. LeFevre 6-2, 6-1

Legacy 7, Jamestown 2


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, J def. Aleah McPherson 6-0, 7-5

No. 2: Abby Meier, L def. Olivia Schriock 6-1, 6-0

No. 3: Chelsa Krom, L def. Grace LeFevre 6-1, 6-2

No. 4: Anna Sorenson, L def. Mya Henderson 6-3, 6-1

No. 5: Cambrya Kraft, L def. Bria Nieswaag 6-2, 6-0

No. 6: Halle Severson, L def. Isabel LeFevre 6-2, 6-0


No. 1: Olson/Nieswaag, J def. McPherson/Krom 6-3, 6-4

No. 2: Meier/Kraft, L def. G. LeFevre/Henderson 6-2, 6-1

No. 3: Sorenson/Severson, L def. Schriock/I. LeFevre 6-0, 6-2

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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