JC women 10th in final poll

Three Dakota Athletic Conference teams are ranked inside the top 15 in the final NAIA women’s top 25 poll.

Black Hills State (23-5) is ranked No. 4 after winning the DAC regular season title with a 12-2 record. The Jimmies, who finished second at 11-3 and are 22-6 overall are ranked 10th.

Both are essentially locks for at-large bids for the national tournament if neither team were to win the DAC postseason tournament, which begins Wednesday.

The national tournament is set for March 10-16 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Minot State (21-7) dropped two spots to No. 15 in the final poll, but still should be OK for an at-large bid when the entire national tournament field is announced on March 3.

The DAC tournament begins on Wednesday.

The Jimmies host a doubleheader against different teams. The women host seventh-seeded Dakota State at 5:30 p.m., while the JC men will try to beat Minot State for the fourth time this season in the nightcap.

State gymnastics in Jamestown. What?

The state gymnastics meet will be held in Jamestown Friday and Saturday.

It’s the second straight year the tournament has been held here.

It was originally scheduled to be in Valley City, but evidently not.

No one alerted us of this fact, but we’re used to that.

Shake-up in final ‘B’ boys poll

The final Class B boys’ basketball poll features a shakeup at the top.

Linton, ranked No. 1 all year, lost twice last week and dropped to No. 6 in the last top 10 of the season.

North Star (19-0) and Fargo Oak Grove (17-0), the only two unbeatens left, moved up as a result into the top two spots.

Dickinson Trinity (17-2) moved up to No. 3 and Turtle Lake-Mercer (16-2) is ranked fourth. Berthold (18-1) rounds out the top five.

Linton (17-2) is sixth with Carrington (17-2) staying at No. 7.

Boys’ district tournaments begin on Friday, including the District 5 showdown at the Jamestown Civic Center.