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Jamestown is making the Bismarck Community Bowl a home away from home. Luca Flann score in the 68th minute and the Blue Jays' defense made it stick in a 1-0 win over Bismarck St. Mary's on Tuesday. "We have an experienced group of guys that have been playing varsity soccer for four or even five years in some cases. They enjoy these challenging and important matches," said JHS coach Mark Sherfy. "No question, this was a big win for us. Anytime you're able to come to the Bowl and get a win over a Bismarck team it's pretty significant."
After a rough opening weekend, the University of Jamestown hockey team found its footing on home ice. The Jimmies outscored NDSU 14-4 in two exhibition games at Wilson Arena on Friday and Saturday, giving Dean Stork's team a much needed boost. "It was good to get a couple of wins and build some confidence coming off the Manitoba trip that did not go well," Stork said. "The guys were a little down and concerned." The Jimmies struggled against the University of Manitoba, although there was no shame in that.
Dean Kraft faces a good problem heading into the conference golf meet next week in Minnesota. The University of Jamestown men placed second out of eight teams at its two-day home meet, which wrapped up Monday. The Jimmies' 602 put them behind only Minot State (586) in the tournament held at Jamestown Country Club. "We're really happy with how we played and with the depth we have right now," Kraft said. "We have a lot of guys capable of putting up low numbers and they're starting to show some really good consistency."
The Blue Jays proved they can go the distance and pull out wins on Monday. Jamestown whitewashed Bismarck Century 8-0 to earn a road victory, but it was not easy. Six of the Jays' eight wins went three sets, but they won them all. "We were able to grind out wins and show stamina when it mattered," No. 3 singles player Cole Bennion said. "We were pushing for the sweep. We had to work for it, but we got it done." Bennion was down 3-4 in the third set, but stormed back to win the next three games in what was the theme of the night.
Hastings College amassed 548 yards of offense in a 44-34 win over the University of Jamestown on Saturday. The game was played in Hastings, Neb. The Broncos scored 20 of...
Week 4 of the season is a long way from home for the University of Jamestown football team. Its opponent, Hastings College of Nebraska, knows the route well. The Broncos made the 470-mile haul to Valley City last week and beat the Vikings 35-32. The Jimmies lost by three to Valley City State to open the season. What's it all mean? Another tough game for the Jimmies (1-2). "They're pretty talented and very explosive on offense," UJ head coach Josh Kittell said of the 2-0 Broncos of the GPAC. "On defense, they're physical and run around really well."
For the Jimmies and Blue Jays, week 4 of the season is about bouncing back. Following lopsided losses, both teams face long bus trips. Jamestown High travels to Williston on Friday, while the University of Jamestown goes eight hours to Hastings, Nebraska to face a 2-0 team. "For us, last week we just had two quarters—half of the game—get away from us," said junior wide receiver Branden Edwards. "We're excited about the game coming up on Saturday. I think this week is going to be a good week for us."
A new season began for the University of Jamestown baseball team on Wednesday night, but it looked an awful lot like the last one. Nico Kelly homered twice, the Jimmies banged out 12 hits and the bullpen was strong in a fall-ball opening 10-6 win over Valley City State at Jack Brown Stadium. Also like last fall and spring, a big crowd was on hand to watch the Jimmies and Vikings on a fine September night.
It's not a Bismarck school, or Minot, but that's doesn't mean tonight's tilt is a layup for the Blue Jays in Williston, far from it. The Coyotes have the same 1-2 record as Jamestown High School, but Williston shut out Devils Lake to open the season; allowed only 23 to Sidney, Mont.; and held No. 5 Bismarck Legacy to 20 last Friday. The approach both teams are taking likely was summed up by JHS head coach Bill Nelson. "It's a very, very winnable game," he said. "You don't like saying "must win," but we need to win this."
Duplicating last season's autumn success will not be easy for the University of Jamestown baseball team. The Jimmies won all eight games they played last year in their first time playing fall games that count. Year 2 begins tonight, hosting Valley City State at 6 p.m. at Jack Brown Stadium.