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Cool, wet weather forced the University of Jamestown to Moorhead for Sunday's doubleheader. In Minnesota, Wisconsin-based Viterbo pulled off a surprise. Entering with a record of 8-24, the V-Hawks scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning and stunted a Jimmie rally in the bottom of the frame to win Sunday's opener 6-4. The Jimmies, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA top 25, bounced back to win the nightcap 5-1 behind a strong pitching performance from Brad Bennett.
The University of Jametown baseball doubleheader against Viterbo, Wis., has been moved to Concordia College in Moorhead. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. The Jimmies are ranked No. 9...
Cody Vogler doesn't get a lot of at bats for the University of Jamestown baseball team. But when he does, the senior from New Lenox, Ill., does not waste them. Typically one of the Jimmies' top pinch-hitters off the bench, Vogler drew a start as the designated hitter on Wednesday and clubbed a pair of two-run home runs in Jamestown's 15-5 rout of NCAA Division II Northern State on a sunny, 60-degree day at Jack Brown Stadium.
Few have deeper roots in the University of North Dakota baseball program than Dean Kraft. So, when the school announced on Tuesday that it was cutting the program after the current season, it hit Kraft hard.
Wes Worthen's dreams of playing pro football will take him nearly a world away. An all-conference defensive back for the University of Jamestown football team, Worthen will sign with the Pilsen Patriots of the Czech League of American Football in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, his 24th birthday. The CLAF is regarded as the top league of American football in the Czech Republic. The distance from Jamestown to the Czech Republic is nearly 4,700 miles with an eight-hour time difference. The deal came together quickly with little advanced warning.
Pitching was key Saturday, while power carried the Jimmies to the sweep on Sunday in Aberdeen. Boths methods of victory were extremely effective. Ranked eighth in the NAIA, the University of Jamestown baseball team outscored Presentation College 45-13 in four games en route to four victories. The Jimmies improved to 34-2 overall and 8-0 in the North Star Athletic Association.
It didn't take Samantha VanHeuveln and Rebecca Opoulos long to qualify for outdoor nationals. VanHeuveln dominated the field in the steeplechase, while Opoulos punched her ticket in a loaded field in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bronco Invitational in Hastings, Neb., on Saturday. It was the first outdoor meet of the season for the Jimmies.
Hoping to win at least three out of four on its season-opening road trip, it was mission accomplished for the Jamestown High School softball team. The Blue Jays split with Minot Ryan on Saturday to go 3-1 after sweeping Williston on Friday. "We set the goal of winning three out of four, so it was acceptable," said coach Mike Soulis. "But like we talked to the girls about we kinda felt like we let that fourth game slip away from us. But overall, we're happy to get off on the right foot."
Without a league of their own to play in, Nicole Ahlers and a few other basketball players with deep Jamestown roots decided to play with the boys. Sponsored by Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Office Bar, Ahlers and seven others played in the City League during the winter and managed to hold their own. "It was funny, at first the guys were like 'We're playing a girls team?'" Ahlers said. "But after every game, they were like, 'Oh, you guys are actually pretty good.'"
Terry Gruchalla has been a fixture at bowling lanes in Jamestown for decades. But it's much more than that. Softball, basketball, golf—he could pretty much be found anywhere a game was going on. "I like being active, getting out and doing things," he said.