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Jamestown leads Grand Forks Central 14-6 at halftime at Ernie Gates Field. The Blue Jays have touchdown runs from Max Montoya and Jared Harr, plus a 61-yard reception by Jared...
Last season, the University of Jamestown volleyball team began the season ranked, but did not finish that way. The Jimmies are hoping to finish where they start in 2016. Ranked 25th in the NAIA preseason top 25, the Jimmies open the season today against Briar Cliff (Iowa) and Doane (Neb.) in Sioux City, Iowa at the Northwestern Tournament. "We have high expectations," said UJ coach Jon Hegerle. "We have a high upside to us. Our job is to make sure that our baseline is fairly high and we don't dip below that."
Valley City State held off a late University of Jamestown surge to keep possession of the Paint Bucket on Thursday night. Jamestown High School graduate Marc Wagner's 7-yard keeper, when the Vikings were lined up to punt, gave the home team an extra possession and Valley City State held on for a 15-10 win in front of a capacity crowd at Shelly Ellig Field.
If there's a Swiss Army knife in the University of Jamestown football program, there's no doubt who it is. Despite battling significant shoulder problems, Tony Smith has proved invaluable during his career on both sides of the ball. Beginning his senior season tonight for the Jimmies against Valley City State, the Jamestown High School graduate has fought back from a four-hour shoulder surgery in January to become the team's starting tight end.
Two days from kickoff, the mood seemed business casual at practice on Tuesday for the University of Jamestown football team. There was good reason for that. Entering his first game as head coach, Josh Kittell said the team was confident in their preparation heading into Thursday night's season opener at Valley City State.
It was all Blue Jays on Tuesday at Bolinger Courts against Bismarck. Jamestown High made a clean sweep of the Demons in a 5-0 non-conference win. "We have a young team so to be able to go out there and get a win at home was really good," said Connor Mullowney, who won at No. 1 singles. "I think we've made a lot of improvement already since practice started. We know we have to keep getting better, but we're happy to play well and get a win today."
This year's state amateur baseball tournaments resulted in a clean sweep for Jamestown teams. The Tarno Townies, Hounds and Elks each collected championship plaques. Not coincidentally, the MVPs also represent a Jamestown landslide. For Class AAA MVP Boya Quichocho it's the fourth time he's earned the top award—the most of any player since 2000. Joining Quichocho as MVPs are Riley Schafer (Class AA) from the Jamestown Hounds and Danny White (Class A) of the Jamestown Tarno Townies.
If this was Boya Quichocho's swan song with the Jamestown Elks, it could not have ended more appropriately. Still with his 'A' game at age 32, Quichocho went all nine innings on the mound as the Elks regained the Class AAA state baseball crown with a 4-1 win over the Bismarck Blue Jackets on Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium.
For having just 10 practices in, Saturday's result was a positive one for the University of Jamestown men's soccer team. Derek Dreher and Henri Lucena-Pires scored two goals each as the Jimmies rolled to a 6-0 win over Mount Marty College (S.D.) in their season and home opener.
Teams came from every corner of the state to the season-opening Orriginals Invitational on Saturday at Parkhurst. The Jamestown High School girls proved they are right in the mix. Meghan Ford placed eighth in helping the Blue Jays to a sixth-place finish out of 32 teams. "We were really pleased with the girls being sixth in a field that large," said JHS coach Ken Gardner. Parkhurst being the site of the state meet was the reason for the overwhelming attendance. The boys race had 42 total teams.