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Optimist Club athletes of the week

University of Jamestown's Julina Niemeier and Jimmy Hatch were named Optimist Club athletes of the week.

Niemeier, a senior volleyball player from Jamestown, had a career-high 31 digs in a three-set match against Warner University on Aug. 24. Overall, she tallied 81 digs in four matches.

Hatch, a junior football player from Sacramento, Calif., carried the ball 16 times for 102 yards and scored two touchdowns in Jamestown's 28-26 victory over Valley City on Saturday.