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Being young in the West Region in wrestling is a difficult deal. That's the challenge facing the Blue Jays this season and head coach Larry Eslick. However, they aren't going to use being green as a crutch. "We're not going to use that as an excuse any day of the week," Eslick said. "Our kids want to do it right. They want to go out and battle. "Technically, they're learning things now that when they become upperclassmen are going to pay off."
Four University of Jamestown cross country runners will run against the best of the NAIA in Elsah, Ill., today. Sophomore Matt Young enters the race for the second straight year as a conference champion. His winning time of 26:04 two weeks ago beat a quality field at the North Star Athletic Association meet in Dickinson. The top 30 finishers earn All-American honors, which is next on the list for the Woodland, Wash., native.
Jason Richter still had one year of Junior hockey eligibility remaining in Canada, but he decided to come to Jamestown instead. So far, it's paying off for everybody. Richter scored his seventh goal of the season to help the 9th-ranked Jimmies defeat Dakota College Bottineau 4-1 in an exhibition game at Wilson Arena on Friday night.
Hang another D-II pelt on the wall for the Jimmies. Ranked 12th in the NAIA, the University of Jamestown defeated St. Cloud State 81-69 on Saturday. Like the Jimmies win over the University of Mary on Nov. 1, it does not count in the standings, but it's another eye-opening road victory. "Crookston blew us out last year, but other than that we've been really close in these D-II games so it's been nice to get over the hump this year," UJ coach Greg Ulland said. "Those are two good teams we've been able to beat, so it's definitely encouraging."
Playing important games in November has been the rallying cry for Josh Kittell the past two weeks. Despite a three-game winning streak late in Kittell's first season as head coach, the Jimmies aren't quite there yet. Dickinson State is and it showed on Saturday at Rollie Greeno Field. Behind a virtually flawless first half performance, the 15th-ranked Blue Hawks rolled into the NAIA playoffs with a 41-14 victory to end the University of Jamestown's season on a sour note. Dickinson State scored all 41 of its points in the first half.
Playing important games in November has been the rallying cry for Josh Kittell the past two weeks. Despite a three-game winning streak late in Kittell’s first season, the Jimmies aren’t...
For Kaleb Garcia, and his fellow seniors, it's been a "week of lasts." The University of Jamestown football team finishes its season on Saturday against 15th-ranked Dickinson State at Rollie Greeno Field. The Jimmies are looking to carry momentum into the offseason, but for Garcia and 10 other seniors it's the end of the road. "It's definitely been a rollercoaster of emotions. Everyday you're doing something for the last time," the Chandler, Ariz., native said. "I'm just trying to cope with it and see how I feel next week. It's going to be strange."
Dean Stork was disappointed with his team's effort at home, but Minot State coach Wade Regier is a big fan. The perennial ACHA Division I power Beavers earned a 3-2 win at Wilson Arena Friday night, holding off a late rally by the University of Jamestown. "We're better than that, much better. Our energy tonight sucked," said the UJ head coach. "There just wasn't enough enthusiasm on the ice. "This is a tough one. We just have to forget about it and move on."
After losing the first set, the University of Jamestown steamrolled back and into the North Star Athletic Association tournament championship match. The Jimmies defeated Bellevue (Neb.) 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 on Friday in LaCrosse, Wisc. Haley Glasoe had 12 kills and six blocks while Kaitlin Anderson totaled 12 kills and four blocks for the 23rd-ranked Jimmies, who defeated the 17th-ranked Bruins for the second time this season.
Jamestown's contingent competing at the state swimming and diving meet this weekend is 12-strong. And while they handle themselves quite well in the water—the Blue Jays placed fourth at the West Region meet last weekend—it's a group that succeeds on land too.