Blue Jays Roundup: Soccer tries to get going against Minot

The Jamestown High School girls tennis team was in action on Friday in Minot.

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Jamestown's Ellie Krueger (13) pushes for leverage against Minot's MaLiah Burke on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the University of Jamestown turf field.
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It was an impressive start by the Jamestown High School girls soccer team Friday afternoon at the University of Jamestown's Jimmie Turf Field.

"The first half went really well," Blue Jay head coach Haley Hillstrom said. "We kept them 1-0 but then in the second half, it was just little things that we need to work on. Minot's a really good team though."

The Blue Jays couldn't hold out against the defending state champs and wound up dropping 4-0 to the Majettes to fall to 1-3-0 overall.

Minot is a perfect 4-0 overall and 3-0 in conference.

Jamestown's next test is slated to come on Tuesday against Mandan at the Braves' Dacotah Centennial Park. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.


While the Jays did not get the outcome they wanted against Minot, Hillstrom picked up on a few things that the Jays can work on for the rest of the season.

Hillstrom said that one of the key pieces of the game that was missing Friday was the communication between players.

"We talked about it from day No. 1 that we need to talk to each other and know where each other is at," Hillstrom said. "Then we just need to get a better first touch."

A good first touch and strong communication between teammates were both parts of the reason Jamestown got a 2-0 shutout of Bismarck Century on April 19.

"Defensive wise we were really solid but we were also playing with an offensive mindset which we have an issue with (sometimes)," Hillstrom said. "We were finishing on our set-pieces and it got some of our players that confidence they need for the rest of the season."

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Jamestown's Ellie Krueger (13) pushes for leverage against Minot's MaLiah Burke on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the University of Jamestown turf field.
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Minot 4, Jamestown 0

MIN 1 3 — 4

JHS 0 0 — 0



First half

1. MIN, Mia Lewis (unassisted), 20th minute.

Second half

2. MIN, Jasmyn Mitchner (unassisted), 68th minute; 3. MIN, Mitchner (unassisted), 70th minute; 4. MIN, Bria Lewis (unassisted), 74th minute.

Shots on goal: Minot 15; Jamestown 2

Goalie saves: Minot, Emelea Miller, 2; Jamestown, Olivia Sorlie 11.

Records: Minot 4-0 overall, 3-0 WDA; Jamestown 1-3-0, 1-3-0


Tennis gets its first crack at competition

While the Jamestown and Minot soccer squads were battling the rain, Paul Olson and the JHS tennis team were taking their shots against the Minot tennis team inside.

In 15 doubles matches played against Minot, Dickinson and Bismarck Century, the Jays went 1-14 for the day.

The team's next contest is slated for Tuesday against Bismarck Century at Jamestown's Bollinger Courts. The dual is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.

"We played three good teams today," Olson said. "Minot is especially good. That said, several of the losses today were about us not doing the little things to finish off points and making too many unforced errors."

Bria Nieswaag and Isabel LeFevre were the one Blue Jay doubles team to rack up a win. The duo went 5-3, 4-2 against Century's Katie Miller and Becca Basingthwaite.

"The good news is that we can work on those things and be ready for Century at home on Tuesday."

Century 4, Jamestown 1

No. 1: Maya Kubsad/Erika Lee, BC def. Phoebe Olson/Grace LeFevre 6-4, 6-4

No. 2: Ashley Kindem/Bailey Upgren, BC def. Olivia Schriock/Sofia Williams 6-2, 7-6

No. 3: Bria Nieswaag/Isabel LeFevre, JHS def. Katie Miller/Becca Basingthwaite 5-3, 4-2

No. 4: Harma Darhiem/MyKaela Jorgenson, BC def. Edie Hegerle/Siddha Olson 6-3, 6-2

No. 5: Avery Hoyt/Sofie Lies BC, def. Hana Lang/Abby Kucera 6-2, 4-6, 10-7

Dickinson 5, Jamestown 0

No. 1. Valeria Bradley/Lola Homiston, DHS def. Olson/Nieswaag 6-3, 4-6, 10-8

No. 2: Rachel Dazell/Julianne Kadrmas, DHS def. Schriock/Williams 6-7(10), 6-0, 10-3

No. 3: Shayna Klitzke/Morgan Daley, DHS def. G. LeFevre/Hegerle 6-2, 6-3

No. 4: Grace Dazell/Emma Shillings, DHS def. Lang/Kucera 6-3, 6-2

No. 5: Alexis Wilson/Natalie Delange, DHS def. I. LeFevre/S. Olson 6-2, 6-2

Minot 5, Jamestown 0

No. 1: Sofia Egge/Eden Olson, MIN def. Olson/Schriock 6-2, 6-2

No. 2: Sidney Ressler/Sabryn Ronning, MIN def. G. LeFevre/Nieswaag 6-4, 6-2

No. 3: Sienna Ronning/Kyllie Fettig, MIN def. I. LeFevre/Hegerle 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Emma Scheeler/Halle Mattson, MIN def. Williams/Kucera 6-0, 6-1

No. 5: Morgan Strange/Mackenzie Strange, MIN def. Lang/S. Olson 6-0, 6-1

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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