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The Blue Jays responded positively to some early adversity Tuesday on the tennis courts. With Ryder Pringle sidelined after rolling his ankle during the No. 2 singles match, Jamestown regrouped for a 5-4 home victory over Valley City. "I think everyone was concerned about (Ryder) instead of their matches right away, but we did a good job fighting back even though we dropped a few sets early," JHS coach Ryan Iliff said. "It was a pretty nice matchup to come off the (Labor Day) break with. We were happy the guys found a way to pull through."
The University of Jamestown and Central Methodist entered Monday's soccer match in Fayetteville, Mo., undefeated. After 110-plus minutes in 92-degree heat, both teams left the same way. The Eagles (3-0-1) scored in the first half and the Jimmies (4-0-1) equalized in the second in a 1-all draw. "It would've been nice to come away with a win there in overtime, but they're a good team," UJ coach Nick Becker said. "They won 13 games last year and play in a good conference."
When Brian Meyer's on, it's going to be pretty tough for everybody else. That was the case over the holiday weekend as Meyer rolled to his third career Elks Labor Day Golf Tournament championship at the Jamestown Country Club. Meyer, generally considered the top player in town, needed just 27 holes on Monday to defeat Matt Grenz in the semifinals and defending champion Sean Krall in the title tilt.
University of Jamestown senior wide receiver Branden Edwards had a fitting way to capsulize today's tilt against the NAIA defending national champions. "We've been screaming and hollering in the locker room, trying to get guys excited. This is the Super Bowl," the Jimmies' top wide out said. "It's not everyday you get to play the No. 1 team in the country." It's the ultimate test for the Jimmies, who got the season off on the wrong foot last weekend against Hastings, Neb.
After struggling in the first half Friday night in their home opener, the Blue Jays surged and then swamped Watford City. Down 6-3 at halftime, Jamestown rammed 40 unanswered points down the Wolves' throat en route to a 43-6 rout. It was the first win at the Class AA level for Jamestown, coming in convincing fashion. "The blocking was outrageous. You could drive a truck through some of those holes," said fired up senior Zach Petrek, who ran for two touchdowns and had an interception. "The O-Line was phenomenal. All we had to do was run and not trip."
After struggling in the first half Friday night in their home opener, the Blue Jays surged and then swamped Watford City. Down 6-3 at halftime, Jamestown rammed 40 unanswered points down the Wolves’ throat en route to a 43-6 rout. It was the first win at the Class AA level for Jamestown, coming in convincing fashion.
Watford City leads Jamestown 6-3 at halftime at Ernie Gates Field. The Wolves scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Cooper Knutson to Elijah Brown. Connor Fuchs booted home a 32-yard field goal for the Blue Jays. Both teams are 0-1.
Watford City's football team will log about 2,300 miles on the bus this season. The first long trip is to Jamestown for the Blue Jays' home opener tonight at Ernie Gates Field. Both teams are win-hungry after matching seven-point losses to open the season against top 3 teams in the Class AA poll. "I don't think it matters who the opponent is," JHS coach Bill Nelson said. "If you don't come ready to play, you're going to get beat."
Meet No. 1 of the season ended quite productively for the University of Jamestown golf teams. The Jimmie claimed the team title of the UJ Fall Kick Off at Jamestown Country Club on Wednesday. The men, meanwhile, boasted the co-medalist (Brook Bergh) and two of the top team scores in the 10-team field. "There were definitely a lot of good things," said first-year UJ head coach Vince Drahman. "Obviously, there's a lot of things we can improve on, but the good thing is the season has started."