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Minot High School Aiden Morelli scored the game-winning goal with 1 minute, 13 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the hosts over Jamestown 3-2 Saturday in boys hockey action. "The kids played pretty good from probably the 10-minute mark in the first period till the end of the game," Stockert said. "We just couldn't figure out a way to get the third goal."
Bismarck Century and Jamestown High School came into Friday's contest at John L. Wilson Arena on two different ends of the North Dakota boys hockey spectrum. The Patriots were an undefeated 5-0 and are once again making a run at a potential state title. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays were a young team trying to get their squad some much-needed ice time. Bismarck Century scored twice in the first period, and eight times after that, to run away with a 10-0 victory over Jamestown in West Region action. The Blue Jays fell to 1-5-1 on the season.
Jamestown High School boys swimmer Cole Rasmusson couldn't have had a better start to his senior season. Rasmusson finished 12th at the Fargo Davies Pentathlon on Saturday, Dec. 8, while qualifying for state in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 free. The senior improved on both state qualifying times Thursday evening and won both events at the JHS Pool, but the Blue Jays fell to West Fargo 104-81. "This year has been a great so far," Rasmusson said. "The team really helps me out by cheering on the sidelines."
University of Jamestown men's wrestler Carsen Paynter was a pinning machine Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena. The 157-pound junior won both of his matches via fall as Jamestown defeated Northland Community and Technical College 42-9 and fell to Concordia (Minn.) 43-6 in a triangular held at Harold Newman Arena. "I just go in with the mentality of dominating every single position," Paynter said. "I don't go out there to survive. I go out there to thrive and take souls."
Santa Claus and The Grinch battle in a dual Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena during the University of Jamestown men's wrestling triangular. Saint Nick stuck his opponent near the end of the first period. Mitchell Johnson / The Sun
The shots were falling from all over the place for second-ranked Jamestown High Schools boys basketball Tuesday night at Jerry Meyer Arena. Just ask 6-foot-4 senior Noah Wegenast. With Jamestown leading Bismarck Legacy 4-3, the backup forward was trying to poke a missed shot by Boden Skunberg free and instead put the ball into the hoop. The basket by Wegenast was part of a initial 10-4 Blue Jay run to begin the contest as they dominated the Sabers from there with a 83-51 victory. Jamestown is now 3-0 on the young season, while the Sabers fell to 2-2.
Bismarck Legacy's in-your-face defense once again gave Jamestown High School girls basketball difficulties Tuesday night at Jerry Meyer Arena. The Sabers held the Blue Jays to 33.3-percent shooting and forced 24 turnovers as the visitors ran away with a 77-50 victory. Jamestown dropped to 2-1 on the season, while Legacy is an undefeated 4-0. "They have a lot of athletes and are well-coached," said Blue Jay coach Andy Skunberg. "They were two steps quicker than us tonight and they hit a lot of shots. Hopefully we learned something from this game."
Jamestown High School girls hockey hadn't won an in-state game in 662 days. That streak was finally broken Saturday evening in Williston as the Blue Jays scored four goals in the second period to defeat the Coyotes 5-1 at Agri-Sports Complex. "It feels amazing," junior defender Abby Grounds said, who scored a pair of goals in the victory. "We've been putting in so much effort to get this win. It's an amazing feeling to pull through."
Seventh-ranked Jamestown High School should be moving up in the North Dakota Class A Wrestling Coaches' Poll, when the second ranking is released on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Blue Jays finished fifth at the Sertoma Duals on Saturday after defeating No. 5 Valley City 52-24 at Grand Forks Central High School. This is the second time they've beaten or finished higher than the Hi-Liners, after doing so at the Knights of Columbus tournament in Jamestown.
When Jamestown High School boys basketball starters Boden Skunberg, Carter Moser and Dawson Douty all went to the bench with two early fouls in Friday night's road contest against Bismarck High, someone had to pick up the slack. Seniors Mason Walters and Jared Kallenbach answered the call. The duo combined for 45 points at Karlgaard Gymnasium as the Blue Jays defeated the Demons 73-62 in both teams' second West Region game of the season.