Blue Jays Roundup: Volleyball comes out on top Tuesday

The Jamestown High School volleyball team took on St. Mary's on Tuesday.

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Jamestown's Rylee Joseph returns the serve during a recent volleyball match in Jerry Meyer Arena.
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BISMARCK — Aspyn Peterson was knocking on the door of 40 digs Tuesday evening.

"Tonight was a great battle tonight between our two teams," JHS head coach Sara Hegerle said. "I thought we were scrappy on defense and turned those into positive plays. "

Peterson's 38 digs helped the Blue Jays get their seventh conference win of the season, defeating St. Mary's 3-2. The Jays are now 2-0 against the Saints this year.

The Blue Jays are slated to tackle Dickinson on Sept. 29 at Jerry Meyer Arena. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Peterson's 38 digs paced the Blue Jays' defense which collectively accumulated 128 digs. Setters Makenna Nold and Edie Hegerle combined for 43 assists dished out to the Jays' front three which was led by Bernadette Newman, Haylie Hakanson and Nold all of whom racked up 15 kills on the night.


Leah Trumbauer was the team's main stop at the net. The sophomore made two stops.

"There were some things that we struggled with at times but I felt that we had confidence in the end when we needed it most," Hegerle said.

Jamestown 3, St. Mary's 2

JHS — Kills: Bernadette Newman 15, Makenna Nold 15, Haylie Hakanson 15, Benet Fronk 7, Kinley Anderson 5. Assists: Nold 23, Edie Hegerle 20, Newman 2, Rylee Joseph 1, Aspyn Peterson 1. Digs: Aspyn Peterson 38, Newman 24, Nold 20, Joseph 18, Hegerle 17, Leah Trumbauer 5, Fronk 3, Anderson 2, Breanna Oettle 1. Aces: Nold 3, Oettle 1, Hegerle 1, Newman 1. Blocks: Trumbauer 2, Nold 1, Hakanson 1, Anderson 1.

SM — No final stats provided.

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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