Sport shorts: Blue Jays back racking up AOW honors

The Jamestown Optimist Club dished out Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 8.

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The Jamestown High School wrestling team opened its season with the Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 4.

Hannah Sjostrom and Paris Eslick were the first-ever champions in the first-ever sanctioned high school girls wrestling tournament for North Dakota. Eslick won the heavyweight bracket with a pin over Grand Forks Central, McKenzie Fincher.

Sjostrom won the 190-pound bracket.

On the boys' side, Preston Gall also earned top-wrestler honors. Gall won the 182-pound bracket. The junior is currently 4-0 on the season.

The three Blue Jay wrestlers were awarded Athlete of the Week honors by the Jamestown Optimist Club.


The club also picked out two University of Jamestown student-athletes to award the AOW honors to.

Sarah Lenz, a freshman for UJ's women's basketball team, shot 14 of 29 on 3 point attempts in three Jimmie wins last week. Lenz averaged 14.6 points per game coming off the bench. The freshman was 2 for 2 at the line and collected 10 rebounds in the trio of games.

John Argue had a night to remember in Saturday night’s 91-88 GPAC win over Hastings at Harold Newman Arena. Argue, a sophomore forward for the Jimmies' basketball team, scored 36 points – 27 of them coming in the second half. The sophomore hit on 14 of 19 shots, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. He made all 5 of his free throws and collected 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

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