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Jamestown High School's Mason Walters was a difference maker this past season on the basketball court. Gone was the rather lanky sophomore who averaged around nine points and three rebounds per game for the 2-win Blue Jays a year ago, and in his place stood a 6-foot-6 force with which to be reckoned. The state's media members took notice. Walters was one of five athletes voted to this year's Class A boys basketball all-state second team, as selected by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Jamestown High School's Matthew Schneider and Connor Fuchs were both awarded all-state honors in boys hockey for a second straight year. The Blue Jay tandem was part of eight seniors that helped lead Jamestown to the state boys hockey tournament for the first time since 2013, and its first state tournament win in 22 years. The Blue Jays defeated Grafton-Park River 4-2 before falling to Bismarck 3-1 for fifth place. Jamestown finished the season at 14-12 overall.
Meghan Ford broke her own Jamestown High School record Saturday, March 17, at the Cobber Indoor track and field meet in Moorhead, Minn. The freshman won the 3200-meter run in a new indoor school-record time of 11 minutes, 20.39 seconds inside Concordia College's Olson Forum. Ford's pace was nearly 6 seconds faster than her previous best of 11:26.26, which she set last season as an eighth-grader. The victory helped Jamestown total 63.5 points and place fifth in the girls team standings.
BISMARCK—Carrington had second-ranked St. John on the ropes after three quarters Saturday at the Bismarck Events Center. Coach Tim Ranum's red birds had just received seven big points off the bench from junior Drew Page—including a fadeaway jumper from the right baseline that connected at the buzzer—and Carrington was in command of the third-place game of the state Class B boys basketball tournament 45-36 against the Woodchucks.
BISMARCK—Carrington boys basketball took its best swing at the defending state champion Friday, but top-ranked Hillsboro-Central Valley remained standing. The Burros' senior sharpshooter Ryan Troftgruben came off the bench and buried four 3-pointers on semifinal night of the state Class B tournament at the Bismarck Events Center. All 12 points were big ones, helping the Burros to a 54-51 win over the Cardinals. Hillsboro will play Minot Bishop Ryan in Saturday's title game at 8 p.m., while Carrington will play St. John at 6 p.m. for third place.
BISMARCK—Carrington missed its first six shots from the field to start the third quarter Thursday at the Bismarck Events Center, and it appeared it wasn't going to be the Cardinals' night. But Carrington boys basketball just doesn't know how to quit. Carrington used an 18-4 run to dig itself out of a 12-point, second-half deficit against the Stanley Blue Jays in the quarterfinals of the state Class B tournament. The Cardinals held on to beat Stanley 63-59 and will play defending state champion Hillsboro-Central Valley in Friday's semifinals at 8:15 p.m.
CARRINGTON, N.D.—Seth Nelson's first attempt at dunking a basketball during high school competition wasn't a total disaster. The bucket counted, even though—as Nelson put it—he got "rim-stuffed" pretty badly. "It ended up going in, somehow," said the 6-foot-3 Carrington sophomore, as he explained the awkward throw down that occurred during an eight-point loss to Thompson in Carrington back on Dec. 21. "Everybody had been bugging me here, so I had to take the chance (again) the first time I saw it."
The Jimmie women’s basketball season came to an end Saturday, March 10, in Sioux City, Iowa. The second-ranked Concordia (Neb.) Bulldogs defeated University of Jamestown 79-61 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II women’s basketball national tournament at the Tyson Events Center. The eighth-ranked Jimmies finished the season at 31-5 after falling to Concordia in the national quarterfinals for a third time in four seasons.
FARGO—Anna Holen used to feel starstruck by former North Dakota Miss Basketball award winners. Little did she know that one day her name would be added to the list. The LaMoure-Litchville-Marion guard became the 37th Miss Basketball award winner Saturday, March 10 at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex in Fargo. The award is presented annually to the top senior player in the state by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Carrington's Trey Rosenau had one job Friday, March 9, at Harold Newman Arena—hold Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier's Lane Hanson to less than 20 points. Hanson scored 17 in the championship game of the Region 3 boys basketball tournament, and Carrington is headed back to the state 'B' for the first time since winning a state title in 2010. The Cardinals rolled 64-49 over the Rebels. "Hanson, he's a good player, and I respect him and I respect his team," said Rosenau, a 6-2 junior forward who bench presses 225 pounds. "But I just had to shut him down. That was my one goal."