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Sport shorts: Gear Grinder bike race results announced

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department announced the results of the 2022 Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race and the Pipestem Creek Trail Walk and Run.

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The 2022 Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race and the Pipestem Creek Trail Walk and Run was held on Aug. 13.
Contributed / Joy Paczkowski
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The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department announced the race results of the 2022 Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race and the Pipestem Creek Trail Walk and Run.

The event took place on Aug. 13 at the Pipestem Creek Trail. 56 people participated in the event.

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Pipestem Trail 3 mile Walk

First place: Bethany Smith and Brandy Johnson

Third place: DeAnn Ruff

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Pipestem Trail 3 mile Run

First place: Sherry Sandler

Second place: Felicia Sargeant

Third place: Amber Kaiser

Pipestem Trail 8 mile Run

First place: Katie (Conlon) St. Lawrence

Second place: Brady Anderson

Third place: Katie Johnke

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Kids Bike Race

First place: Collin Veil

Beginners Bike (6 miles)

First place: Cruz Kaiser

Second place: Treven Iverson

Third place: Casey Veil

Recreation Bike (13.5 miles)

First place: Stephanie Jensen

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Second place: Akoya Shuler

Third place: Tyrell Schlecht

Sport Race (21.5 miles)

First place: Erik Volk

Second place: Lance Shuler

Third place: Geoffrey Lauinger

Expert Bike (29.5 miles)

First place: Ian Easton

Second place: Colin Frank

Third place: Jared Frank

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There were 56 participants in the 2022 Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race and the Pipestem Creek Trail Walk and Run.
Contributed / Joy Paczkowski

NDAPSSA puts out final preseason football poll

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA) released its preseason picks for the preseason Class AA football poll Monday evening.

State champs, West Fargo Sheyenne, collected 11 of 13 first place votes for 62 total points while Bismarck Century racked up 48 points and one vote to land them in the No. 2 slot

Mandan, Fargo Shanley and Fargo Davies rounded out this week's top-five. West Fargo received one first place votes but did not crack into the top-five teams.

Some of the Class A teams have one week of competition under their belt and the NDAPSSA released the first official poll on Monday.

While Bill Nelson's Blue Jays have not yet played a game, Jamestown still came out on top garnering 14 first-place votes for 78 points.

Fargo North now stands at 1-0 and the Spartans collected a pair of votes to put them in the second spot this week.

Dickinson, Grand Forks Red River and Fargo South were deemed the No. 3-5 teams this week.

NDAPSSA Preseason Football Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class AA

Team Rec. Pts.

1. West Fargo Sheyenne (11) 0-0 62   

2. Bismarck Century (1) 0-0 48   

3. Mandan 0-0 23   

4. Fargo Shanley 0-0 20   

5. Fargo Davies 0-0 19   

Others receiving votes: West Fargo (1) (0-0), Bismarck Legacy (0-0) and Bismarck St. Mary’s (0-0)

NDAPSSA Football Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class A

First poll

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Jamestown (14) 0-0 78 1  

2. Fargo North (2) 1-0 64 2  

3. Dickinson 0-0 35 3  

4. Grand Forks Red River 1-0 31 5  

5. Fargo South 0-0 29 4 

Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (0-0) and Grand Forks Central (1-0)

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