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The eighth-ranked University of Jamestown women's basketball team improved to 21-4 with a 67-42 win over Dakota State on Wednesday night at the Civic Center. The Jimmies forced the Trojans...
Carrington's march toward a repeat Class B wrestling title heads west this weekend. The Cardinals are in New Salem for the annual East-West tournament. While back-to-back championships may seem inevitable, coach Josh Kerbaugh said his team isn't looking too far ahead. "You try not to get complacent or stagnant ... it's improve or die," Kerbaugh joked. "Our kids are good about staying focused and trying to get better. That's kinda the approach we go with."
Taylor Hammer would start for a lot of teams. But the junior from Grand Forks likes her role of coming off the bench. She again did it again perfectly on Sunday in helping the University of Jamestown rout Mayville State 93-66 at the Civic Center. Hammer poured in 23 points for the 12th-ranked Jimmies, who beat Valley City State and Mayville State—the No. 3 and 4 teams in the North Star Athletic Association—by a combined 45 points in the span of four days.
It had been 15 days since the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team last played. Despite the long layoff, there was no rust to be found. The 12th-ranked Jimmies rolled...
Originally supposed to be a triangular, Friday’s dual turned into essentially an intrasquad scrimmage for the Jamestown High School swimmers and divers. The Blue Jays won 10 of 12 events...
Scoring was more spread out, but the results remained steady for the Blue Jay gymnastics team on Tuesday night. Jamestown remained undefeated in duals with a 138.675-137.125 over Valley City. The Hi-Liners had the top two all around scores, but the Blue Jays had the next four best. "We didn't do quite as well as Friday, but it wasn't bad by any means," said JHS coach Dave Tews. "We spread it out a little more. It's nice to do that without needing to." The Blue Jays surpassed 140 for the first time this season in a meet here on Friday.
At nearly 90 percent for his entire college career, there's really only one emotion when Jake Hagler misses a free throw. "When he misses, you kinda do a double take ... it's like, he missed?" University of Jamestown head coach Danny Neville said. That's what happens when in 2 1/2 years you make 136 of the 156 free throws attempted. Hagler made 70 percent as a freshman before leading the NAIA last season at 91.7 percent. This year he's just a shade under that at 87.8.
The Blue Jay swimmers and divers turned in a dominant performance on Friday night. Jamestown won 10 of 12 events in a road dual against the Grand Forks KnightRiders en route to a 110-74 win. "We knew we'd perform well. We didn't know what Grand Forks had," JHS coach Ben Smith said. "We swam some different events and the boys really stepped up to that." The only events the Blue Jays did not win were the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, but that was it.
Not many teams beat Minot. In fact, Jamestown gymnastics coach Dave Tews couldn't remember the last time his team did it, but they pulled it off Friday night. The Blue Jays finished behind only the state's other gymnastics powerhouse — Dickinson — at a six-team meet at the Jamestown Gymnastics Club. The Blue Jays' 140.15 was a season-high, beating Minot (137.425) by a comfortable margin. "It was one of those where we performed well and (Minot) was a little off," Tews said. "We did a lot of things really well. It wasn't a fluke. Our kids were solid."
Pins were the primary method of victory in Minot's win over Jamestown on Thursday night. But the home team still had its own highlights against the No. 5 team in the state. Noah Braun started off the dual with a major decision, while win-machine Paxton Mewes and heavyweight Jason Schulte notched six-point victories to top the night for the Blue Jays. The veteran Magicians left with a 57-19 win in a dual held at the middle school.