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Blue Jays Roundup: Cross-country knocks out mega Grand Forks meet

The Jamestown High School cross-country and volleyball teams were in action on Sept. 24.

Jamestown Cross Country
The Jamestown cross-country team hosted the Orriginals Invitational on Aug. 20 and most recently competed at the ND/MN/SD/Canada XC Border Battle on Sept. 24.
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Ken Gardner's only goal on Saturday?

Survive.

Well, mission accomplished.

The Blue Jays wrapped up its first competition in 11 days Saturday afternoon at the ND/MN/SD/Canada XC Border Battle up in Grand Forks.

Both the Blue Jay boys and girls teams cracked the top-10 AA teams competing in the 50-plus team meet. The boys' 256 points placed them 10th out of 17 competing teams. The girls also placed 10th with 221 points.

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Williston won the AA boys race with 36 points while Grand Forks Red River took home the top-prize for the girls, finishing with a score of 59.

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Area high school scores from Dec. 2.

The Blue Jays are scheduled to take to a course in LaMoure/LM next Saturday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Gardner, the head coach of the JHS cross-country program, said in a prior interview that he was excited to see how the team would perform in a big-time meet with a lot of runners on the starting line.

Layna Hoffer cruised to a top-30 finish, crossing the line at 21 minutes, 36 seconds to place 29th. A mere 10 runners and 18 seconds later saw Madison Rick cross the finish line at 21:54.

The eighth-grader-freshman duo have pulled a 1-2 finish for the Blue Jay girls team at the last two of the Jays' meets.

Jack Schauer knocked out a 17:29 finish while Sam Anteau clocked a time of 17:51. All of the Blue Jay boy runners finished under the 19 minute, 2 second mark.

Team scores

Boys

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1. Williston 36; 2. Red River 87; 3. Century 87; 4. Fargo North 112; 5. Dickinson 171; 6. Grand Forks Central 204; 7. Minot 207; 8. Devils Lake 232; 9. Hawley 244; 10. Jamestown 256; 11. Mandan 270; 12. Watford City 306; 13. Shanley 332; 14. East Grand Forks 367; 15. Thief River Falls 390; 16. Detroit Lakes 442; 17. Milaca 475; 18. Horace 501.

Girls

1. Red River 59; 2. Williston 67; 3. Shanley 115; 4. Valley City 130; 5. Hawley 160; 6. Dickinson 177; 7. Watford City 180; 8. Fargo North 189; 9. Mandan 194; 10. Jamestown 221; 11. Detroit Lakes 247; 12. Grand Forks Central 277; 13. Thief River Falls 323; 14. Milaca 412.

Top-10 finishers

Boys

1. Fynn Krenz, WIL, 15:32; 2. Quinn Roehl, GFC, 15:43; 3. Ivan Askim, WIL, 15:54; 4. Brady Goss, DL, 16:02; 5. Ethan Moe, WIL, 16:12; 6. Owen Sondag, FN, 16:20; 7. Gavyn Graham, BC, 16:27; 8. Tyler Goss, DL, 16:32; 9. Brody Ferderer, BC, 16:35; 10. Jonah Dafoe, RR, 16:37.

Girls

1. Jaelyn Ogle, WC, 18:41; 2. Jocelyn Schiller, RR, 19:13; 3. Lauren Dosch RR, 19:14; 4. Reagan Berg, VC, 19:26; 5. Acey Elkins, MAN, 19:33; 6. Katie Olson, WC, 19:44; 7. Cambree Moss, WIL, 19:46; 8. Greta Goven, VC, 19:54; 9. Lily Elbert, SHAN, 19:55; 10. Angela Wold, 19:56.

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Blue Jay results

Boys

33. Jack Shauer 17:29; 42. Sam Anteau 17:51; 51. Gradin Thorlakson 18:07; 61. Micah Stoudt 18:34; 69. Ethan Igl 18:44; 77. Austin Andersen 18:58; 79. Elliot Dixon 19:01.

Girls

29. Layna Hoffer 21:36; 39. Madison Rick 21:54; 45. Emma Flieth 22:14; 53. Clara Harms 22:34; 66. Brooklyn Nygaard 23:07; 85. Kyra Hoffer 24:30; 88. Kirsten Vander Kooi 25:23.

Volleyball prevails over Turtle Mountain

Kinley Anderson had her day in the sun on Saturday.

Anderson, a junior middle for the JHS volleyball team, topped the kill charts with a total of nine balls blown past the Turtle Mountain defense.

Anderson's hitting percentage helped the Blue Jays defeat TMCHS 3-0 to move to 13-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference standings. The Braves are still listed as winless at 0-12. The Jays have now defeated TMCHS twice this season, both in straight sets.

Makenna Nold tied Anderson's kill numbers with nine while also dishing out 13 assists. Edie Hegerle knocked out 18 assists while also pitching in six digs. Aspyn Peterson was the Jays' defensive leader with 14 digs while Bernadette Newman served up four aces from the back line.

Jamestown will be on the road again on Tuesday when they take on St. Mary's at the Saints' home venue. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Jamestown 3, Turtle Mountain 0

JHS 25 25 25

TMCHS 13 17 10

JHS — Kills: Kinley Anderson 9, Makenna Nold 9, Benet Fronk 7, Bernadette Newman 7, Haylie Hakanson 5, Leah Trumbauer 3. Assists: Edie Hegerle 18, Nold 13. Digs: Aspyn Peterson 14, Nold 7, Newman 6, Hegerle 6, Rylee Joseph 5, Hakanson 4, Breanna Oettle 2, Fronk 2, Sara Sletto 2, Trumbauer 1, Anderson 1. Aces: Newman 4, Hakanson 3, Peterson 2, Nold 1, Hegerle 1. Blocks: Nold 2 Hakanson 1, Anderson 1, Newman 1.

TMCHS — No final stats provided.

Records: Jamestown 13-2 overall, 6-2 WDA; TMCHS 0-12, 0-12

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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