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Blue Jays Roundup: Tennis faces Williston in WDA action

The Jamestown High School tennis team took on Williston on Thursday afternoon at Jamestown's Bolinger Courts.

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Jamestown's Bria Nieswaag follows through on a return at Bolinger Courts on April 28, 2022.
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It was a chess match between the Jamestown and Williston tennis teams Thursday afternoon at Bolinger Courts and it was the Coyotes who made the last move.

Head coach Paul Olson and the Blue Jay squad ended up dropping 5-4 to Williston to move them to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in conference matches.

The squad will be back in nonconference action against Williston on Friday. The Jays will round out their day on the court with a dual against Wahpeton.

"It was a tough loss that came down to the last match and we just couldn't pull it out," Olson said

While they couldn't clutch up at the right moment Thursday, Olson said the squad has made some improvements since the season began in mid-April.


The Jays clinched wins at the No. 1, 3 and 4 singles spots and the No. 1 doubles position.

"I am proud of the way Grace (LeFevre) and Mya (Henderson) came through in their third sets to get wins at 3 and 4 singles," Olson said. "Bria (Nieswaag) and Phoebe (Olson) were solid at 1 doubles again and are playing well together.

"Hopefully we learn from today and come out ready to play tomorrow."

Williston 5, Jamestown 4


No. 1: Phoebe Olson, JHS def. Shelby Meyer 6-1, 6-3

No. 2: Rylee Rude, W def. Olivia Schriock 6-4, 6-4

No. 3: Grace LeFevre, JHS def. Maggie Garbel 7-5, 6-3, 6-1


No. 4: Mya Henderson, JHS def. Gracia Tong 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

No. 5: Avy Ator, W def. Bria Nieswaag, 6-2, 6-2

No. 6: Keira Borreson, W def. Isabel LeFevre 7-6(3), 6-3.


No. 1: Olson/Nieswaag def. Rude/Tong 6-4, 6-3

No. 2: Meyer/Borreson def. G. LeFevre/Henderson 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Garbel/Ator def. Schriock/Sofia Williams 7-6(6), 6-3

Soccer gets win No. 2 of the week

The Jamestown High School girls soccer team took down its second WDA team this week Thursday evening.


The Jays outlasted Bismarck Legacy to defeat the Sabers 3-1. The squad began the season at 1-4 but has since rattled off four straight wins over the last week.

Jamestown's next test is slated for Tuesday against Bismarck Century. First kick is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Jamestown's Rotary Field.

Haley Nelson, who was coming off a four-goal performance against Bismarck High on May 3, delivered goal No. 5 of the week with barely two minutes gone in first half, to put the Blue Jays up 1-0.

Oakley Will tied things up headed into the break, with a shot coming at the top of 6.

Claire Frohlich and Brenna Hatch built on the first half momentum with a pair of goals scored two minutes apart in the second half. The Jays' defense kept the Sabers out of the goal the final 20 minutes of the game.

The Jays outshot Legacy 10-8. Both Olivia Sorlie and Legacy goalkeeper, Ava Hanzal tallied 10 saves in net.

Jamestown 3, Legacy 1

LEG 1 0 — 1

JHS 1 2 — 3


First half
1. JHS, Haley Nelson (unassisted), 3rd minute; 2. LEG, Oakley Will (unassisted), 23rd minute.

Second half
3. JHS, Claire Frohlich (unassisted), 56th minunte; 4. JHS, Brenna Hatch (unassisted), 58th minute.

Shots on goal: Legacy 8; Jamestown 10.

Goalkeeper saves: LEG, Ava Hanzal, 10; JHS, Olivia Sorlie, 10.

Records: Legacy 4-3-0 overall, 4-3-0 WDA; Jamestown 5-4-0, 5-4-0.

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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