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Jamestown College's Katie Conlon added another All-American accolade to her impressive track and field résumé during the NAIA national indoor meet at Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday. Conlon earned her 10th NAIA All-American honor by finishing fifth in the 3,000 meter run.
Ellendale girls' basketball coach Matt Herman will be hoping for a better outcome to the opening round of the Region 3 tournament this time around. After winning the District 5 crown one year ago, the Cardinals were leading Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 23-8 at the end of the first period in last year's quarterfinals. But Ellendale stumbled after its strong start and ended the season at 18-5 overall with a 52-42 loss to the Lady Tigers. "After 12 minutes we had scored a ton of points and I think we scored just 10 points the rest of the game after that," Herman said.
There's a name in the world of North Dakota Class B girls' basketball that fans will no doubt grow accustomed to over the next two years, because they're going to be hearing it quite often. That name belongs to Napoleon's standout sophomore forward Sheridon Dewald. Dewald exploded on to the scene two years ago as an eighth-grader, helping turn around a program that went 21-21 in the two years prior to her arrival to a current mark of 57-10 over the past three seasons, and during that time Dewald has only gotten better. The super sophomore averaged an almost unheard of 15.7 ppg and 4.8 rpg a
The first-year co-op between Linton and Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock will cap its inaugural season with an appearance at the state Class B boys' basketball tournament, which is slated to tip off this afternoon at the Minot State University Dome. The Region 3 champion Lions will face the Region 2 champs, the Grafton Spoilers, at 6:30 p.m. in the third quarterfinal game of the day. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with Minot Bishop Ryan facing Dickinson Trinity, which will be followed by No.
In a game that almost appeared as if neither team was ever going to find a way to end it, the Edgeley-Kulm Rebels were lucky that junior guard Jennifer Erickson remembered to bring her cape to the game. In superhero-type fashion, Erickson not once, but twice ripped a dagger through the net during the closing seconds in the first of two Region 3 qualifiers against the LaMoure Loboes at the District 5 girls' basketball tournament inside the Jamestown Civic Center on Monday night. Erickson's first game-saving shot came at the end of regulation, when she drilled a three-pointer from the left win
For the second game in a row, the Ellendale Cardinals knocked their opponent on its heels by getting off to a flying start en route to winning the team's second straight District 5 girls' basketball championship at the Jamestown Civic Center on Monday night. Ellendale put the Barnes County North Lady Bison in a hole early during the title match, limiting BCN to just three field goals in the first period to take a 17-7 lead after one. All Ellendale really needed to do after that was take care of the basketball and put the clamps down defensively, which is what Cardinals coach Matt Herman rece
The Ellendale Cardinals are one win away from winning back-to-back District 5 girls' basketball titles, and it will all be decided this evening when the Cardinals match-up against the Barnes County North Lady Bison inside the Jamestown Civic Center. Ellendale (14-6) used an explosive first half to defeat Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal 44-24 during Saturday's semifinals. The Bison (10-11) earned their date with the Cards in tonight's championship game behind a solid team effort in a 45-35 victory over LaMoure. "This is where we wanted to be. It was our goal," Ellendale coach Matt Herman said.
Low-scoring was the theme during the opening night of the District 5 girls' basketball tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center. No team reached the 50-point barrier, as all the top seeds moved on to today's semifinals. No. 4-seeded Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal topped the fifth seed Edgeley-Kulm 49-36 in the first quarterfinal game of the evening. Barnes County North, the tourney's No. 2 seed, took down No. 7-seeded Central Prairie 43-28, and No. 3-seeded LaMoure got past No.
In shades of his all-state older brother Justin Purintun, junior guard Tanner Purintun stepped up and connected the dagger that the Linton-HMB Lions were looking for all evening inside the Jamestown Civic Center on Thursday night. Clinging to a 32-25 lead with just over three-and ahalf minutes remaining in the championship game of the Region 3 tournament against the LaMoure Loboes, Purintun fired up a shot from the left wing and drilled the Lions' only threepointer of the entire contest to hand Linton-HMB a 10- piont cushion they'd never relinquish.
The preseason buzz surrounding the Barnes County North Lady Bison was spot on. Barnes County North will enter today's District 5 girls' basketball tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center as the No.