NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Girls Soccer season entering final stretch before state


May 17, 2017 2:30 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Jamestown girls soccer team has continued to build on its best start in program history.

Jamestown is 11-0-0 and 9-0-0 in Western Dakota Association play. Among its conference wins is a 2-1 victory over defending state champion Bismarck Century on May 11.

The Blue Jays have three conference matches remaining on their schedule this spring and all of them are at home. Jamestown plays Bismarck at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19.

Out East, Fargo Shanley and West Fargo Sheyenne remain tied atop the Eastern Dakota Conference standings. The Deacons and Mustangs both have 23 points followed by Fargo North with 22.

Shanley travels to Fargo South on Thursday, May 18 and Grand Forks Central on Saturday, May 20.

Sheyenne plays at Fargo Davies on Thursday, May 18 and hosts West Fargo High School Saturday, May 20.

North hosts Grand Forks Central Thursday, May 18 and Fargo South on Saturday, May 20.

Shanley and Sheyenne tied 1-1 on May 9 and meet again 6 p.m. May 25.

Media Spotlight

This week’s NDHSAA Media Spotlight is a story on Tuesday’s Eastern Dakota Conference girls tennis matchup between Grand Forks Red River and Grand Forks Central from Tom Miller of the Grand Forks Herald.

Miller recaps Red River’s victory over Central.

HERALD STORY: Red River doubles team lead Riders over Knights

Dickinson locks up No. 1 seed in Class A, West Region Baseball Tournament

Dickinson has clinched the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NDHSAA Class A, West Region Baseball Tournament.

The regular season Western Dakota Association championship is Dickinson’s first since 2014 and fifth in program history.

Dickinson (25-3) wraps up the regular season with a WDA doubleheader on the road against Bismarck High on Thursday, May 18.

The 2017 NDHSAA Class A, West Region Baseball Tournament is set for May 25-27 at Corbett Field in Minot.

2017 NDHSAA Class A West Region Baseball Tournament Bracket 

West Fargo softball coach Pat Johnson picks up career win 500

West Fargo's dominance on the North Dakota prep softball scene dates back to well before the sport was officially sponsored by the NDHSAA starting in 2009.

The Packers have won eight NDHSAA softball state championships and the common thread in West Fargo’s dynasty has been head coach Pat Johnson.

Johnson has coached softball in West Fargo for 23 seasons and recently won his 500th career game when West Fargo defeated Bismarck Century 6-1 on Saturday, May 13 as part of a nonconference doubleheader.

West Fargo is 24-3 overall and 16-0 in the Eastern Dakota Conference.

Jottings

Former Fargo South track and field standout Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the 2017 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet on Saturday, May 13. Strandemo finished in a time of 9 minutes, 51.83 seconds – a new program record. … Fargo Shanley senior boys golf standout Lucas Johnson leads the Eastern Dakota Conference in scoring average with 72.40 through five regular season tournaments this spring followed by West Fargo Sheyenne senior Cole Johnson (72.80). … Minot is leading the Western Dakota Association in boys golf scoring average with 318.8. The Magicians have won three of the six regular season meets played this season.

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