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Chase Thometz put an exclamation point on the University of Jamestown's four-game sweep of Winnipeg. The junior from Sandy, Ore., struck out 12 Wesmen batters in a seven-inning complete-game victory on Saturday as the Jimmies finished off a 4-0 weekend against the University of Winnipeg, improving to 10-2 in the North Star Athletic Association and 27-11 overall. "Thometz was outstanding again," UJ coach Tom Hager said. "It was a tight ballgame, but Chase was dominating. It was impressive."
Kaiann Arellano carried her indoor jumping success outside on Saturday in Bismarck. Against primarily an NCAA Division II field, the University of Jamestown junior placed first by clearing 5 feet, 2 1/4 inches at the Al Bortke Open. Arellano's win led the UJ women to fifth place (71 points) out of seven teams. The men were sixth. Other schools at the meet were Mary, MSU-Moorhead, UND, Minot State, Dickinson State and Valley City State. Full meet results can be found at jamestownsun.com
The Jimmies kept pace in the North Star Athletic Association softball standings in South Dakota on Saturday. After sweeping Presentation College 12-2 and 3-2 in Aberdeen, the University of Jamestown remains in the No. 2 position in the conference with league-leading Bellevue (Neb.) up next. The Jimmies are 13-2 in the their last 15 games.
Finding enough pitching is not easy to do for a lot of Class B baseball teams. Over the last few years, that has not been an issue for Carrington. Coach Wayne Shipman's Cardinals again appear to be in good shape on the mound heading into this weekend's season-opening set in Bismarck. With senior standout Braxton Hewitt, junior Jayden Shipman and sophomore Kyle Leapaldt, plus sophomore Lucas Geiszler, the Cardinals have a strong stable of arms.
Youth is being served in the Jamestown High School track and field teams and so far the results are promising. Both teams were hit hard by graduation, but coaches Ken Gardner and Mike Dietz are liking what they're seeing.
Annie Nelson led a banner day for the University of Jamestown women's golf team in Iowa on Monday. The junior from Bismarck fired a new school record, helping the Jimmies to a runner-up finish at the 11-team Bent Tree Intercollegiate in Council Bluffs. Nelson carded a blistering 74 on Sunday, backed up three strokes on Monday, but her 151 finished behind only Division I recruit Sena Ersoy of Iowa Western Community College. Nelson shaved three strokes off the previous program best she shared with Rachel Jahner. Ersoy has signed to play at Coastal Carolina next year.
The Jamestown High School girls track and field team collected three first-place finishes at the 2017 Wolves Invitational in Aberdeen last week. Abby Kallenbach paced the Blue Jays. The JHS sophomore's mark of 32 feet, 9.5 inches won the triple jump. Kallenbach also added a third in the high jump (4-9.75).
Jamestown's baseball doubleheader at Williston on Friday was postponed on Friday due to weather. The Blue Jays are scheduled to play on Tuesday at Mandan.
You can never have enough pitching, but this season the Blue Jays appear to have plenty. All 10 players dressed are expected to see time on the mound for Kelley Kessler's team, which opens the season today at Williston against the Coyotes. Having depth on the mound has been a point of emphasis in the youth levels in Jamestown, Kessler said. The JHS coach learned from his days as a high school pitcher that there's no such thing as having too many arms.