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Athletes cited for weekly awards

McKayla Keller of Jamestown High School and Sarah Becker and Matt Balshaw from the University of Jamestown have been named Athletes of the Week by the Jamestown Optimist Club.

Keller, a junior at JHS, had 25 digs, 4 kills, 2 aces and 1 block in the Blue Jays 3-0 win over Mandan.

Becker, a senior from Rochester, Minn., had had 27 kills, hit .771 with five blocks as the Jimmies won the North Star Athletic Association tournament with wins over Dakota State and Mayville State.

Balshaw, a senior from Preston, England, paced Jamestown’s strong defense to help it into the championship match of the national-qualifying tournament, but the Jimmies fell to Rocky Mountain College 1-0.