Jenna Knutson's first-day 77 made a big difference in claiming third place at the Ottawa Invite. A rain-shortened second day made for only 1 ½ rounds, and the freshman from Boulder, Colorado, helped the University of Jamestown women's golf team claim the team title with a score of 496 on Tuesday in Lawrence, Kansas. Knutson ended with a two-day 119, shooting a 42 on her first nine holes before it was called.
Another strong pitching performance propelled the University of Jamestown to a 23-0 record. Dylan Deavy twirled an eight-inning gem, striking out 13 as the Jimmies downed NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday morning. The Moorhead, Minnesota native surrendered two runs—both in the eighth inning—on six hits while walking two. He's 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA, moving into second place on the team in innings pitched (28).
Ashford (Iowa) may have been the team to finally get to the University of Jamestown pitching staff, but it didn't matter anyway. The Jimmie offense was ready to roll from the get-go, besting Ashford in a shootout 15-10 despite giving up a season-high run total on Friday. UJ won the opener 4-0 behind the complete-game brilliance of pitcher Tanner Dahl.
After playing with two all-state players in Jake Stilwell and Nick Stockert in his high school career, it was Austin Rene's turn. The Jamestown High School senior was named to the all-state boys hockey team, voted on by the coaches after helping the Blue Jays to a fifth-place finish in the West Region during the regular season.
Vasha Davis led four players in doubles figures with a game-high 19 points as Indiana East ended Valley City State's season with an 81-69 win at the NAIA national tournament Friday in Branson, Mo. Nick Bollenbacher and Parker Salinas each added 16 points and Lucas Huffman had 11, as Indiana East used a dominant 26-of-33 effort from the free-throw line to secure the win. Valley City State, the last remaining team to be playing at nationals out of the North Star Athletic Association, received 19 points out of Darryl Howell and 14 from Justyn Galloway. Riley West added 12.
Six finalists have been selected for the annual North Dakota Miss Basketball award. Sarah Jacobson and Lauren Rotunda of Fargo Shanley, Minot's Cassie Askvig, Maple Valley's Rylee Nudell, Thompson's Shaice Marx and Watford City's Katie Mogen are up for the senior award, presented by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The winner will be announced on live TV at the conclusion of the Class A girls state championship game Saturday night at the Bismarck Event Center.
Brody Nieuwsma may often be listed first in the box score for Strasburg-Zeeland, but Ty Moser’s imprint was all over the Clippers’ big third quarter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1 senior forward helped his team advance to the Region 3 championship game with a convincing 56-37 triumph of South Border at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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Brody Nieuwsma may often be listed first in the box score for Strasburg-Zeeland, but Ty Moser's imprint was all over the Clippers' big third quarter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1 senior forward helped his team advance to the Region 3 championship game with a convincing 56-37 triumph of South Border at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock may have only shot 38 percent in its Region 3 quarterfinal on Monday afternoon, but a second effort can go a long way. It made all the difference for the opportunistic Lions, who dominated the boards and cleaned up offensively en route to a 50-40 win over LaMoure-Litchville-Marion at the Jamestown Civic Center. With the win, they play Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier in a semifinal set for 6 p.m., today.