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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.
A fast start propelled the University of Jamestown women's soccer team to a 4-0 win on Tuesday. Shelby Webb and Connie Contreras gave the Jimmies a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the game en route to a 4-0 victory over Northwestern College of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Jimmies improved to 7-4 and have won three of their last four with the lone loss to No. 16-ranked Benedictine, Kansas.
Two big decisions for athletic programs in Jamestown loom over the next week, and it begins today. While the cat is clearly out of the bag in both regards, today school presidents from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) will vote in Seward, Neb., on accepting the University of Jamestown as a new member.
Turnovers, and lots of them, were too much to overcome for the University of Jamestown football team on Saturday. The Jimmies, who came into the game minus-1 in the takeaway/giveaway category on the season, turned it over a whopping eight times in a 34-25 loss to Presentation College at Rollie Greeno Field.
Compared to this time last season, Ron Wingenbach likes where his team is at. The defending Class AAA champions looked like a well-oiled machine Friday night in a 44-0 win over Jamestown at Ernie Gates Field. The third-ranked Patriots led 35-0 at halftime and appear poised for another deep postseason run.
The first five games of the schedule were a gauntlet for the University of Jamestown football team. Last week, the Jimmies got a breather and the break came at a good time.
As the Carson Wentz phenomenon continues to sweep across the country, Ron Wingenbach is enjoying the ride just like everybody else. Wingenbach, Wentz's high school football coach at Bismarck Century, said the ripples the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is making are continuing to be felt back in his hometown. "We just had two reporters here this week from Philadelphia," Wingenbach said. "It's been amazing what he's doing and to think he has pretty deep roots here still at Century is pretty special."
Leaving Aberdeen just days before his sophomore year in high school started was a tough pill to swallow for Eric DeBoer. It didn't take long to settle into Jamestown, though. The reason? Tennis. "It was tough. I really didn't want to move," DeBoer said. "Tennis was where I was able to meet people and I made a lot of friends pretty fast." Making the 100-mile move up highway 281 has worked out quite well for DeBoer, who last Saturday became the first Jamestown High School tennis player to win a region championship.