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Sports Shorts: Optimist AOW

Optimist Club's weekly athletes

Jessa Anderson, Colton Mewes, Junnette Caldera and Terrell Alfred were named Jamestown Optimist Club athletes of the week.

Anderson, a junior on the Blue Jay volleyball team, posted 19 kills, 11 digs and five blocks in three matches at the Class A state tournament in Minot.

Mewes, an eighth grader on the Blue Jay wrestling team, topped the third-ranked wrestler in the state at 138 pounds, as Jamestown almost upset sixth-ranked Bismarck Century. The Jays fell 37-34.

Caldera, a freshman on the Jimmie women's wrestling team, won five of six matches at the Missouri Valley Open to place third at 101 pounds.

Alfred, a junior on the Jimmie men's basketball team, posted 18 points on 7 of 10 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range to help UJ defeat Concordia (Neb.) on the road.