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Josh Kittell's expertise is on the offensive side of the ball. But the new head coach of the University of Jamestown football team came away from spring football with one main theme. "Defensively, I thought by far will be the strength of our team going into next season," Kittell said. "We got some depth at every position and I felt like we created some more throughout the spring. "I think we can grow into building something special on defense and we hope that will transfer into being strong on special teams."
Emily Newman was close to quitting softball after a sour experience in Texas. But a few emails and phone calls to Kevin Gall at the last minute turned into a stellar career at the University of Jamestown. Newman, originally from British Columbia, began her college playing days at Frank Phillips Community College, but it didn't take long for her realize Borger, Texas was not the place for her.
Jarelle Miller is soon to become the first person in his family to graduate from college. With commencement ceremonies for the University of Jamestown set for Sunday, needless to say,...
The University of Jamestown softball team carved up Mayville State to the tune of a 4-0 weekend mark. The Jimmies outscored the Comets 34-16, getting stellar pitching from Hanna Dunnigan and hot-hitting from seniors Emily Newman and Rylee Perez. "It was a productive series of games for us," said UJ coach Kevin Gall. "We pitched pretty well and were able to score an adequate amount of runs to get the job done."
Kaiann Arellano jumped her way to nationals. The University of Jamestown sophomore cleared 5-feet, 5-inches to beat the NAIA mark and best a strong field of jumpers at the Al Cassell Relays on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. "It was exciting for Kaiann to clear a career best and add the national meet to her to-do list," said UJ women's Jim Clark. "Kaiann had an awesome day jumping—she looked very good at the next height, which was over 5-6. "She beat some excellent jumpers."
It was a mixed bag for the University of Jamestown baseball team over the weekend. But in the bag was a new standard as Sunday's 2-1 win at Mayville State set a new school record for wins in a season with 47. Overall, the Jimmies split four games with the Comets to finish the regular season at 47-7 and 18-5 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Jimmies, ranked No. 10 in the NAIA top 25 poll, host the conference tournament, beginning Friday and running through Monday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Friday's match in Williston should've been the Blue Jays' fourth conference match of the season, instead it was their first. The lack of time on the court showed against Williston in a 9-0 loss. "When you've had rain like we've had you just can't get your matches in," JHS coach Jordan Koushkouski said. "That makes it tough." There were other issues too, he said. "We came out a pretty flat in singles. We weren't as competitive as we probably should have been," Koushkouski said.
The Jimmie golf teams finished the North Star Athletic Association tournament better than they started. For the women, it was a significant improvement from Monday's round, while the men also performed better in the season finale for both teams. The women cut 17 shots from Monday's round at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln, Neb. The men were one stroke better as both teams finished third overall. "It was better all around, especially for the girls," UJ golf coach Dean Kraft said. "We were a little more relaxed, that was the biggest difference."
Rachel Heuchert continues to rack up the wins in the 800 meters. The University of Jamestown senior from Long Prairie, Minn., placed first in the race on Tuesday at the Cobber Twilight Meet in Moorhead. Heuchert ran a personal-best time of 2:21.69, beating her previous mark by nearly three seconds. The Jimmies took partial squads to the meet. Pole-vaulters Emerald Gyuricza and Ashley Bellm placed second and third, respectively.