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Minot has won eight of the last 13 state championships in girls swimming and diving. But on Saturday, the Blue Jays beat 'em. Hosting the Majettes and Bismarck High, Jamestown totaled 790 points, 41 more than Minot, to win the three team meet in its home pool. "Minot's been a premier team the last many years, but their numbers have dropped a little bit," said JHS coach Ben Smith. "We needed to make sure we filled the lineup as best we could.
Heading into game 7 of the season, the Jimmies don't have the feel of a one-win team. There's been plenty of positives for the University of Jamestown, but the standings don't lie. Still, the Jimmies are taking a positive approach into another meatgrinder today against 14th-ranked Dickinson State at 2 p.m.
One shaky stretch cost the Jimmies a shot at beating a top 10 team on Friday. Tied 1-1, 19th-ranked University of Jamestown led No. 9 Grand View (Iowa) 24-22 in the third set, but the host team took five of the next six points to win the third game and then closed it out in the fourth, 25-18.
The third time turned out to be a charm for the University of Jamestown and Great Plains Athletic Conference. The University of Jamestown was officially announced as the GPAC's first North Dakota member in its 17-year history at a press conference on Thursday. UJ will remain in the North Star Athletic Association next year before joining the GPAC in the fall of 2018.
Jamestown's offense came alive, but Mandan was able to match it and a little more. After the Blue Jays got within 28-24 with 4 minutes to play on a Mason Walters 1-yard quarterback sneak, the Braves were able to run out the clock for a 28-24 win at Faris Field on Thursday night. Jamestown appeared to have earned one more chance with the ball in the final minute, but Mandan benefitted from a Blue Jay penalty to effectively end it.
Jamestown’s offense came alive, but Mandan was able to match it and a little more. After the Blue Jays got within 28-24 with 4 minutes to play on a Mason...
In the midst of a tough season, it'd be understandable if doubt and negativity crept into the locker room of the Jamestown High School football team. Wednesday at practice, as the music blared in the background, spirits remained high. With their final road game of the season looming, the Blue Jays were looking forward to playing Mandan.
The University of Jamestown will announce on Thursday it has been accepted into the Great Plains Athletic Conference. A press conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Foss...
Presidents of the Great Plains Athletic Conference met in Seward, Neb., on Tuesday to vote on accepting the application of the University of Jamestown. In order to gain membership, 75 percent approval of the presidents was required. The Jamestown Sun confirmed the vote did take place, but neither the university nor the conference would confirm the result of the vote. The University of Jamestown is expected to release a statement today. If accepted, which was overwhelmingly expected according to sources, UJ will join the GPAC for the 2018-19 school year.