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Valley City's amateur baseball roots run deep. Kirk Olson is among several from the Bridge City that aim to keep them growing. Olson and the Valley City Saints play the second first-round game today in the state Class AA tournament at Jack Brown Stadium. Valley City faces Enderlin after LaMoure and Kindred open the day at 11 a.m. The final game features the Jamestown Greyhounds and Burlington. Olson, a Valley City native, has been actively involved with the team since returning to his hometown in 2006.
A chance to go back home to his family was too much for Alan Magnani to pass up. The University of Jamestown men’s basketball coach resigned on Wednesday night. His...
A chance to go back home to his family was too much for Alan Magnani to pass up. The University of Jamestown men's basketball coach resigned on Wednesday night. His assistant coach Danny Neville has been hired as the new head coach. The 28-year-old Neville is the third head coach in the last three years for the Jimmies. All three—Justin Wieck, Magnani and now Neville are from Iowa. "This is why you prepare yourself in your career for an opportunity like this. I'm confident in myself and I feel like I'm ready," Neville said. "It feels good to have the support of the administration.
A familiar face has returned to run the offense for the University of Jamestown football team. Jason Challeen, who served as an assistant coach for the Jimmies from 2007-09, has been hired as offensive coordinator. Challeen had been on the East Coast the past four years as an assistant coach, including last year at Mount Ida College in Boston as the offensive coordinator. Moving to a new job this close to the season starting typically would be difficult, but not so, said the Osseo, Minn., native. "For us, it was an easy call," said Challeen.
Wrestling, track and field, football, basketball—Carrington's reputation for excellence in those sports is established. But lately, baseball is forcing its way into the conversation. Back-to-back state Class B American Legion titles will do that. Beginning on Thursday, Carrington Post 25 plays in the Central Plains Division II Regional in Le Sueur, Minn..
Father Time is said to be undefeated, but Cory Anderson certainly is putting up a fight. The veteran right-hander added another win to his extensive collection of them by tossing a complete game over Thompson in the state Class A amateur baseball tournament opener on Saturday at Jack Brown Stadium. Anderson allowed two runs in the first inning, only one earned, and just one more the rest of the way in the Jamestown Tarno Townies' 5-3 win. Anderson scattered nine hits and was a strike-throwing machine as usual.
When it comes to the baseball career of Cory Anderson, rare occurrences are exactly that — rare. It happened on Sunday, however. Fresh off leading Jamestown Post 14 to a 2-2 record at the Class AA state American Legion tournament that ended on Friday, Anderson took the mound on Sunday against the team he coached all summer long. The pupils won this time — 7-2 in the Class A state amateur championship game at Jack Brown Stadium — but not without the teacher showcasing his amateur hall of fame credentials. "It was different," said Anderson, who tossed 13 strong innings in
Being a baseball dork, oddities and quirks often interest me. One of these occurrences happened earlier in the week when star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays. Tulowitzki, who is in the middle of a 10-year, $157-million contract, received a $2 million bonus just for being traded.
If there's a panic-proof team in this week's Class B state Legion tournament in LaMoure, it has to be Carrington. The defending state champions earned its trip to LaMoure the hard way. Post 25 lost an opening-round game at the Central Region tournament last week in Hatton but rebounded to earn a spot in the title game and a return trip to state. "We won a lot of close games against good teams this year, and even going back to last year," Carrington coach Tim Ranum said. "I think we've started to see the attitude of not panicking.
The countdown is on for preseason camp for the University of Jamestown football team. Head coach Shawn Frank said 109 players will report on Aug. 6 with the first practice the following day. "It's coming," Frank said. "This time of year you start sensing the anticipation and enthusiasm of the players and coaching staff." Frank had to make a late and unexpected hire to the coaching staff after Josh Kittell left for a coaching position at NDSU earlier in July.