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After an narrow loss to start in Arizona, the University of Jamestown softball team bounced back with a pair of comfortable wins on Sunday. The Jimmies lost to the University of Michigan-Dearborn 4-3 in Tucson on Saturday, but took care of Park University, Mo. (12-8) and Northwest University, Wash. (8-0) on Sunday. "We were a little too up and down with our focus against Michigan ... and that cost us," UJ head coach Kevin Gall said. "(Sunday) we battled and scratched and did everything we could do to have good at bats.
Samantha VanHeuveln notched her third All-American award on Saturday at the NAIA national indoor track and field meet in Johnson City, Tenn. VanHeuveln, a senior from Danvers, Minn., ran a career-best time of 10:09.47 to place sixth in the 3,000-meter run. The top eight placers earn All-American honors. "Sam is a self-made runner. She has had a lot of success all the way back to her freshman year, but she is now seeing the benefits of her years of hard work and experience," UJ women's track and field coach Jim Clark said.
Through seven games, the University of Jamestown baseball team continues to be very stingy. The Jimmies allowed just two runs in 14 innings in a sweep of Concordia, Neb., to start their busy week in Tucson, Ariz. The Jimmies improved to 15-0 overall and they've scored 34 runs and allowed just eight in their seven spring victories.
Three swimmers and two Jamestown High School divers are through to the finals at the state meet in Bismarck. A couple of school records also went down on a strong day for Ben Smith's squad. "We did awesome today. We performed really well with a lot of time-dropping across the board," Smith said. "Hopefully we can finish strong." Cody Lutman is in second place on the diving board. The returning state runner-up posted 198.3 points and is just a tick behind leader Cole Armagost of Minot (200.70). "Cody did really well," Smith said.
University of Jamestown baseball coach called Marcus Blackmon Jr., "the best catcher we've ever had." But it was on the basketball court where Blackmon Jr. showed the special athletic skills that made him an all-conference backstop. "During the offseason the first year he was with us, we were playing basketball as a team-building activity and he went up and dunked over somebody," Hager recalled. "We looked around and were kinda like, 'wow, this kid's really athletic.'"
The University of Jamestown men's basketball team lost to Dakota State 79-65 in the North Star Athletic Association championship game on Monday night in Madison, S.D. The Trojans (19-13) earned...
The two hottest men's basketball teams in the North Star Athletic Association will square off tonight for a trip to nationals. The University of Jamestown travels to Madison, S.D., to face Dakota State. The Jimmies are coming off a 94-75 rout of Valley City State on Saturday. In their first two NSAA tournament games, the Jimmies have outscored Dickinson State and the 21st-ranked Vikings by a combined 38 points.
Kyra Dewald had a game-high 21 points Sunday in the North Star Athletic Association championship game, but it was her fifth assist that won a conference tournament title for the Jimmies. Tied 63-63 with 1.4 seconds left, Dewald lofted a perfect alley-oop style pass to Jessica Buck from in front of the University of Jamestown bench. Buck soared through the air and scooped in the game-winner as time expired to lift the Jimmies to their 15th straight win of the season.
Allowing six runs combined in five games usually will result in a bunch of wins and it did for the University of Jamestown baseball team over the weekend. After two victories on Friday, the Jimmies allowed just three runs over 21 innings on Saturday and Sunday to finish off a 5-0 weekend in Joplin, Mo. The Jimmies are now 13-0 counting their eight fall victories.
Kyra Dewald had a game-high 21 points Sunday in the North Star Athletic Association championship game, but it was her fifth assist that won a conference tournament title for the...