Blue Jays Roundup: Soccer takes it to Williston in road action

The Jamestown High School baseball team was in action on May 14.

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Jamestown's Haley Nelson is airborne after booting the ball against Bismarck Century on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at UJ Turf Complex.
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One of Haley Nelson's main goals for her final prep soccer season was to play a role in as many scoring opportunities as possible.

She made good on that goal this weekend.

Nelson capped off the Jays' weekend, road trip with her third hat-trick of the season that helped to lead the Jays to a 4-1 victory over Williston. Jamestown is now 7-5 in the West Region while the Coyotes' are still winless at 0-10.

The Blue Jays suffered a 5-1 loss to Minot Friday night. Nelson scored the Jays' lone goal of the showdown in the Magic City. Nelson and the Jays will be back in action on Tuesday at Jamestown's Rotary Field facing off against Mandan. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

While the Blue Jays came out with the win Saturday, it was Williston who found the back of the net first. Qamar Badwan knocked the ball on a scrambling at the 18-box with about eight minutes gone in the first.


Nelson tied things up with about 12 minutes left in the first with a breakaway goal. Two more from Nelson and a game-clinching score from Reese Christ notched the Jays' seventh victory of the season.

Olivia Sorlie collected the Jays' one lone save in net while Williston's Emma Rasmussen made nine saves for the Coyotes. Jamestown outshot Williston 10-2.

Jamestown 4, Williston 1

JHS 1 3 — 4

WIL 1 0 — 1


First half
1. WIL, Qamar Badwan (unassisted), 8th minute; 2. JHS, Haley Nelson (unassisted), 28th minute.

Second half
3. JHS, Nelson (unassisted), 48th minute; 4. JHS, Nelson (unassisted), 72nd minute; 5. JHS, Reese Christ, (unassisted), 75th minute.


Shots on goal: Jamestown 10; Williston 2

Goalkeeper saves: Jamestown, Olivia Sorlie, 1; Williston, Emma Rasmussen, 9.

Records: Jamestown 7-5 WDA, 7-5 overall; Williston 0-10, 0-10.

Baseball unable to keep pace with Williston bats

It only takes one inning to put a game out of reach.

On Saturday, it was the fourth inning that got away from the Jamestown High School baseball team.

The Jays wound up dropping 7-1 and 11-5 to the Coyotes to drop its record to an even 7-7 in the West Region. Head coach Jack Bowman and the squad will be back at Jack Brown Stadium on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Ashton Collings led things off on the mound for Williston Coyotes Varsity. The pitcher allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out three.

Thomas Newman was on the hill for the Blue Jays. The righty went four innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out two.


Carson Orr threw two innings in relief. Orr allowed two runs on one hit and retired two batters at the plate. Orr went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Jays in hits.

Alex Ewert led Williston with two hits in three at-bats.

Williston 7, Jamestown 1

JHS 001 000 0 — 1 5 2

WIL 010 420 X — 7 5 1

JHS: Thomas Newman, Carson Orr (5); WIL: Ashton Collings W — Collings; L — Newman.

Highlights: JHS — Newman (4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 K, 4 BB); Jackson Walters 1-2, 2B; Gage Orr 1-3, 3B; Payton Hochhalter 1-2.

WIL — Alex Ewert 2-3, 3 RBI; Riley Erickson 1-3; Haden Bergstrom 1-2.

Williston 11, Jamestown 5

JHS 000 030 2 — 5 7 1

WIL 162 200 X — 11 9 2

JHS: Jackson Walters, Reagan Sortland (3), Kasen Rowell (4), Gage Orr (5); WIL: Riley Erickson, Ashton Collings (5) W — Erickson; L — Walters.

Highlights: JHS — Walters (2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 K, 2 BB); Conner Hoyt 1-4, RBI; Carson Orr 1-2, 2B, RBI; Ma Fronk 1-2.

WIL — Avery Bogner 1-2.

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Jamestown's Carson Orr delivers a pitch on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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Golf takes fifth in the capital city

Severe winds cut the Jays' time out at Hawktree Golf Course a little short on Friday afternoon but it didn't seem to do the Blue Jays' golf team's game any harm.

For the third meet in a row, the Jays finished fifth out of 10 competing teams, carding a team score of 342. Century won its home invite carding a season-low of 296. Century's Logan Schoepp took home individual medalist honors with a 3-under-69.

Andrew Walz cracked into the top-10 with a 78, which tied him for seventh place. Easton Romsdal and Hunter Gegelman tied for the Jays' next lowest scorer both finishing with an 88. Camron Anderson and Jordan Dooley notched scores of 91 and 93 while Luke LeFevre finished out the round with a 102.

Jamestown will be back in the capital city on Tuesday at Riverwood Golf Course for the Bismarck High Invite. Golfers are set to begin the meet at 10 a.m.

Team results

1. Century, 296; 2. Minot, 318; 3. Dickinson, 324; 4. Legacy, 334; 5. Jamestown, 342; 6. Bismarck High, 343; 7. St. Mary's, 347; 8. Mandan, 348; 9. Williston, 353; Watford City, Inc.

Medalist: Logan Schoepp, Century, 69

Top 10 finishers/ties

1. Logan Schoepp, Century, 69; 2. Anders Alm, Century, 74; T3. Cameron Wittenberg, Century, 76; T3. Tyler Bast, Minot, 76; T5. Lucas Boestead, Century, 77; T5. Dylan Nosbusch, Century, 77; T7. Andrew Walz, Jamestown, 78; T7. Matt Souther, Legacy, 78; T7. Luke Dockter, Bismarck High, 78; T10. Duncan Tufte, Century, 79; T10. Caden Willer, St. Mary’s, 79; T10. Peyton Bartsch, Minot, 79

Team results

Century (296): Logan Schoepp, 69; Anders Alm, 74; Cameron Wittenberg, 76; Dylan Nosbusch, 77; Lucas Boestead, 77; Duncan Tufte, 79

Minot (318): Tyler Bast, 76; Peyton Bartsch, 79; Henry Langhans, 81; Jaxon Bradley, 82; Brock Jones, 84; Kasen Rostad, 87

Dickinson (323): Jace Elkin, 80; Evan Groll, 80; Grant Bittner, 82; Jack Homiston, 82; Kyller Hughes, 88; Kaden Hintz, 95

Legacy (334): Matt Souther, 78; Andrew Neigum, 83; Kale Schultz, 86; Sam Miller, 87; Josiah Will, 99; Karter Klein, 100

Jamestown (342): Andrew Walz, 78; Easton Romsdal, 88; Hunter Gegelman, 88; Camron Anderson, 91; Jordan Dooley, 93; Luke LeFevre, 102

Bismarck High (343): Luke Dockter, 78; Dawson Lentz, 82; Charlie Jerome, 91; Owen Haase, 92; Reece Nagel, 94; Tyrus Jangula, 100

St. Mary’s (347): Caden Willer, 79; Ryder Benning, 86; Mason Mrachek, 91; Quinn Schillingstad, 91; Ryker Landers, 98; Oliver Coghlan, 102

Mandan (348): Jayce Johnson, 84; Bennett Leingang, 85; Jayden Arenz, 88; Jorey Johnson, 91; Carsen Pittman, 91; Stran Ressler, 104

Williston (353): Evan Fisher, 82; Ty Watterud, 86; Breyden Ekblad, 92; Aiden Rustand, 93; Kane Shannon, 93; Caden Vaughn, 96

Watford City (Inc.): Aidan Pelton, 97; Jodus Talley, 97; Kiaran Olsen, 100

Tennis competes at West Fargo Sheyenne.

Head coach Paul Olson and the Blue Jay tennis team competed at the Sheyenne Invite Saturday afternoon. Final results were not available when the Jamestown Sun went to press.

The squad will be back in WDA action on Tuesday in Mandan. The dual is slated to begin at 4:15 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 or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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