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Sport Shorts: Wrestling ranks top-three in the state

The second Class A coaches wrestling poll was released on Dec. 15.

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Pete Rasmussen takes on Elliot Isane of Badger-Greenbush-Middle River last weekend at the 47th Sertoma Wrestling Tournament in Grand Forks. Courtesy / Nick Nelson, Grand Forks Herald

The Jamestown High School wrestling team made good on a fifth-place finish at last week's 47th annual Sertoma Wrestling Tournament in Grand Forks.

The second Class A Wrestling Coaches Poll has the Blue Jays ranked third in the state just behind defending State Champs Bismarck High and the East's No. 1 team, Valley City. Jamestown was the second-ranked team in the WDA.

Jamestown has six wrestlers ranked in the top-four in their respective weight classes. Aden Braun is the Jays' lone No. 1 ranked wrestler at 138 while Grady Anderson, Pete Rasmussen and Jackson Walters were named the No. 2 at 132, 120 and 170 pounds.

Colton Mewes was ranked No. 3 in the 160-pound bracket while Preston Gall is ranked fourth at 182. Anderson, Braun, Mewes and Walters all went 5-0 at the Sertoma Tournament last weekend.

The Jays will be back in action Friday hosting Williston and Turtle Mountain at 5 p.m. at Jamestown High School. Head coach Larry Eslick and the squad will wrap up the week at Valley City on Saturday.

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North Dakota Class A Wrestling Coaches Poll

Second Poll

State Team

1. Bismarck High

2. Valley City

3. Jamestown

4. Bismarck Century

5. St. Mary's

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6. Minot

7. Dickinson

8. Bismarck Legacy

9. WF Sheyenne

10. Fargo Davies

West Region

1. Bismarck High

2. Jamestown

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3. St. Mary's

4. Dickinson

5. Bismarck Century

East Region

1. Valley City

2. WF Sheyenne

3. West Fargo

4. Fargo Davies

5. GF Central

Kirkeby racking up points, UJ indoor track and field season begins

The Jamestown Optimist Club dished out Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 15.

Alexis Kirkeby, a junior forward for the Jamestown High School girls hockey team, scored nine points last week four goals and five assists. Seven of Kirkeby's nine points came in the Jays' 9-2 win over Williston on Dec. 11. Kirkeby currently leads the state in scoring.

Jamestown High School boys basketball team member Adam Kallenbach averaged 14 points, 7 assists and 5.5 rebounds in the team's two tough losses to Bismarck High and Bismarck Legacy. Head coach Jacoby Lloyd said the Jays had positive leadership displayed in the team's last two games.

Ellie Miron, a junior for the University of Jamestown women's indoor track and field team, placed 6 th in the shot put with a career-best 38 foot, 3 ½ inch throw at the Marauder Indoor Invite in Bismarck on Dec. 11. Miron also placed eighth in the weight throw, with a mark of 42’3 ½”.

Logan Berggren scored his 7th goal of the season to put the 15th ranked Jimmie hockey team ahead for the first time in a 3-1 upset win over No. 2 ranked Minot State on Dec. 10. The sophomore scored his 8th goal of the season to tie the score in the second game of the series Saturday night. UJ dropped 4-3 to Minot on Saturday.

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