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Opinion Corner: Multi-sport athletes the way to go

July 18, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

If ever there was an ideal display of anti-specialization in youth sports, it was on stage at the Jamestown Civic Center on Saturday.
For years now there has been increased light shed on young athletes picking a sport at a young age and putting all their eggs in that basket specializing is the term. Continue Reading

Three enter state’s Hall of Fame

July 16, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Ed Beyer, Darin Erstad and Rick Helling were inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night at the Jamestown Civic Center.
A nice crowd was on hand for the event, which featured a silent auction prior to the induction ceremony.
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‘Ultimate honor’: Hometown hero to be enshrined where it all began

July 14, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

When Darin Erstad thinks about his hometown, baseball doesn’t enter his thoughts.
“The word that always comes to my mind for Jamestown is family,” he said.
Jamestown’s native son knows ability played a big part in his ascension through the baseball ranks that started on the fields of the Buffalo City and eventually put him on top of the world. Continue Reading

Opinion corner: Own a piece of history

July 14, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Those not fortunate enough to make the pros, play arm chair quarterback, or constantly bicker with the manager even though he’s on the other side of the television. Continue Reading

Always a coach: Hillsboro’s Beyer honored by HOF induction

July 13, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

High school basketball in North Dakota has never quite been the same since Hillsboro’s Ed Beyer hung up the clipboard back in 1997. Continue Reading

Doing it the right way: Helling reflects on career, grateful for Hall call

July 12, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Rick Helling’s career numbers as a big league pitcher stand up just fine by themselves.
But factor in the era in which he pitched and the ballpark he did it in, his 93 wins and 1,058 career strikeouts take on even greater significance.
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Own a piece of Pronk

June 30, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Items donated by Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner are shown in a photo recently.
The jersey worn by Hafner, two game-used bats and two autographed balls will be part of several items included in the silent auction during the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies July 14 at the Jamestown Civic Center. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the induction at 7.
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Trautmann named to Legion HOF

August 9, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Kelly Trautmann had the reaction most people would when he found out he was being inducted into the North Dakota American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame.
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