Pirates’ Sand named to all-state first team

Lindsey Sand of state champion Kidder County was named to the North Dakota Class B girls’ basketball all-state team.

Sand averaged 15 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Pirates, who went 26-1.

Three area players, two of them Jamestown College recruits, were named to the all-state second team.

Katie Brademeyer of Oakes averaged 21.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 blocks per game for the Tornadoes.

Justene Engels of New Rockford-Sheyenne averaged 14.7 points, 7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 4.3 steals per game for the Rockets, who finished fourth in the state Class B tournament.

Brademeyer and Engels have signed with the Jimmies.

Engels’ teammate, Bobbi Grann, was also named to the all-state second team. Grann, an all-stater for the second straight season, averaged 15.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 3.1 assists per game for the Rockets.

JC women’s soccer adds DI transfer

The Jamestown College women’s soccer program has landed a Division I transfer.
Rheannon Bullock will transfer to JC from Sam Houston State (Texas). She played in 26 games in two seasons as a defender for the Bearkats. She will have one season of eligibility with the Jimmies.
A 5-foot-5 defeder, she played in 12 games, starting five, this fall. In her first season with the Bearkats, she played in 14 games, starting eight. She assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Northwesern State (La.).
Before playing at SHSU, she spent one season at NCAA Division II North Alabama.
“We are thrilled to sign a student-athlete of Rheannon’s caliber,” Jimmie women’s soccer coach Phillip Bohn said. “She will add proven experience and a high level of skill to a relatively young team.
“Rheannon understands the expectations we have of her coming to this program and I think she’s excited to help guide the Jimmies back to the national level.”

Mertens sets DAC mark

BJ Mertens’ first season with Jamestown College was a record-breaker.

The freshman guard from Devils Lake set a new Dakota Athletic Conference record for three-point shooting. Mertens hit 37 of 68 attempts from three-point range, hitting on 54.4 percent.

Mertens averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Jimmies.

Two other league records were broken this winter: Black Hills State set a new DAC mark for free throws attempted with 667, and AJ Trennepohl of South Dakota Mines hit 60 of 65 free throws to set a new league record at 92.3 percent.

Dakota State set two new DAC women’s basketball standards. The Lady T’s set marks for most three-pointers attempted (750) and made (241).

Edwards earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete award

Ali Edwards of Jamestown College was named to the NAIA Scholar-Athlete list for women’s basketball.

To be eligible for the award, a player must be at least a junior and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Edwards averaged 8.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game, helping the Jimmies to a 20-win season and a berth in the NAIA Division II national tournament.

She was also a first-team all-conference volleyball player in the fall, helping the Jimmies to a 23-win season and a DAC regular-season championship.

New season, same theme

Winter just doesn’t want to go away, it seems.

The winter sports season has ended and the spring season is getting off to a slow start.

Due to wet conditions and another possible foot or more of snow tomorrow, several events have been postponed.

The Jamestown College baseball team had its Sunday game against Dakota Wesleyan and its Monday game with Augustana cancelled due to rain in South Dakota. Their scheduled doubleheader at Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D., on Wednesday has been postponed as well.

The Jimmie softball team was scheduled to host Mary on Tuesday and Northern State on Wednesday. Both of those doubleheaders have been postponed, as well as a pair of road games at Mary on Thursday. The Jimmies are hoping to pick up games against either Northern or Mary on Friday in South Dakota, if the weather cooperates.

JC is scheduled to open the DAC baseball and softball seasons with doubleheaders at Dakota State on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, of course.

Also, the Jamestown High School varsity and JV baseball games against Dickinson scheduled for Saturday, March 28 have been postponed. They will be made up on Friday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.