Tuesday notes

Dickinson State is looking for a new head women’s basketball coach and a new head softball coach. Guy Fridley is stepping down to take an administrator’s position in South Heart.

When the UND football team tales the field for its season opener at Texas Tech, the Fighting Sioux will be spoting some updated garb. Check out the updated interlocking ND that looks a little less like the one Notre Dame "borrowed" and note the lack of another certain logo.

Amy Anderson of Oxbow is being touted as one of NDSU’s top female recruits, ever. And being compared to a certain basketball player that just finished leading the Bison to the NCAA tournament.

Leave Brettney alone! Don’t you know he’s agonizing over his big decision? Don’t you know he’s a warrior! Don’t you know he’s just having so much fun out there! Don’t you know he’s what football is all about! Don’t you know it’s all about him! You’re lucky he’s working so hard to come and throw a lot of interceptions for you! Leave Brettney alone!

State Class A Legion pairings

The North Dakota Class A American Legion baseball tournament opens on Wednesday in Wahpeton at John Randall Field in scenic Chahinkapa Park.

The first-round pairings:

Wednesday’s games

Williston (No. 2 seed) vs. West Fargo (No. 7), 11 a.m.

Bismarck (No. 3) vs. Mandan (No. 6), 2 p.m.

Minot (No. 4) vs. Fargo (No. 5), 5 p.m.

Dickinson (No. 1) vs. Wahpeton (No. 8), 8 p.m.

LaMoure wins Section 2 title

LaMoure capped off an unbeaten run through the Section 2 tournament and earned a return trip to state.

LaMoure outscored its opponents 27-4 over three games, including Sunday’s 7-4 win overEdgeley, to advance to the state Class B American Legion tournament in Beulah on Wednesday. LaMoure will meet Crosby in the opening round at 2:30 p.m.

Aaron Stemen got the win in the championship game, striking out 10 and allowing eight hits.

Ben Holen was 2 for 4 with a triple and RBI for the winners. Brett Hample, Ben Watkins, Gaige Dunn and Cole Gentzkow also had two hits each. Dunn doubled twice and had two RBIs.

Taylor Erickson, who was saddled with the loss, had two hits for Edgeley. Corey Toay and Justin Rott were each 2 for 4.

Ness, Merchants sweep Aberdeen

John Ness fired back-to-back complete games on a warm afternoon at Jack Brown Stadium to lead the Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants to a sweep of Aberdeen on Sunday.

Ness logged 14 innings on the mound and got better as the day went on, spinning a one-hitter in the second game, won 1-0 by the Merchants.

Bryan Erstad’s solo home run in the third inning accounted for the only scoring in the game.
Ness struck out three batters in both games.

The Merchants won the opener 8-1, getting a 3 for 3 outing from Jared Purdy, who doubled twice and had three RBIs. Kevin Gall added two hits and two RBIs as the Merchants improved to 19-11 on the summer.

The Merchants play in Enderlin tonight. The Great Plains League playoffs will be held this weekend in Jamestown.

West Fargo ends Post 14’s season

West Fargo defeated Jamestown 24-11 in a state-qualifying game on Friday night at the North Dakota Class A American Legion baseball qualifying tournament.

The Patriots will play Mandan on Saturday for the tournament title and the No. 6 seed at state. West Fargo would have to win twice to beat Mandan, which is unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament.

Jamestown finished third in the tournament, but Wahpeton gets the No. 8 seed at state as the host team for the state tournament.

No other details were available at press time.

Post 14 eliminates Grand Forks

Post 14 stayed alive with a win over host Grand Forks at the North Dakota Class A American Legion baseball qualifying tournament on Friday.

Jamestown defeated the Royals 7-5, keeping their chances at a state tournament berth alive.

Levi Gaunska picked up the win on the mound and Tim Smith homered in the game for Jamestown (11-23). It was Jamestown’s second win over Grand Forks in the tournament.

Post 14 is playing a state-qualifying game tonight against West Fargo (23-22). The winner clinches a spot in the tournament title game on Saturday and a trip to the state tournament. The loser finishes third in the tournament but won’t make it to state since Wahpeton (0-23) gets the eighth seed at state as the host team.

Blue Jays’ Wahl signs with JC soccer

Kara Wahl, an all-state forward for the Blue Jays, will continue her soccer career at Jamestown College.
Wahl has signed a Dakota Athletic Conference letter of intent to play for the Jimmies.
Wahl was a four-year letterwinner at Jamestown High School. She was named to the all-West Region and all-state teams her senior year while helping the Blue Jays to a 7-5-2 reord and a second-place finish in the state tournament.
She scored eight goals, which was second on the team, as a senior.
“Kara will be a great addition to Jimmie soccer,” JC soccer coach Phillip Bohn said. “She plays with great energy and determination and has so much potential. We are very excited Kara has decided to attend JC and play soccer.”
As a junior, Wahl finished second on the team with seven goals and added five assists, which tied for the team lead for the Blue Jays, who went 7-9-3 and reached the state tournament.

Post 14 still alive

Tim Smith threw 8 1/3 innings on the mound as Jamestown Post 14 kept its season alive with an 11-6 win over Wahpeton at the American Legion qualifying tournament in Grand Forks.

Post 14 scored seven runs in the top of the seventh after trailing winless Wahpeton 4-1 after six innings. Brandon Gange had a bases-loaded triple to highlight the rally.

Jordan Piatz went 3 for 4 to lead Jamestown, which faces Grand Forks today in a loser-out game at 4 p.m. Post 14 beat the host team 10-7 on Wednesday. A win over the Royals would set up a state-qualifying game Friday night at 7 p.m., against the loser of the West Fargo/Mandan game set for 1 p.m. today at Kraft Field.

Gange, Reid Monson, Ben Walker and Brady Anderson each had two hits for Post 14 (10-23).