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Just a few miles from lots of fun, the Jimmies treated their time on the court as a business trip. After a hard-fought 79-70 win over Menlo College on Saturday, the 10th-ranked University of Jamestown women's basketball rolled to a California sweep on Sunday with an 83-60 victory over CSU-Maritime in Vallejo. Today, the Jimmies will tour notable sites in San Francisco like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz and it'll be well earned, said head coach Greg Ulland. "The one thing from the weekend is how they handled everything — all the travel we've had, having finals last week, gettin
Perennially among the deepest teams in the state, few can match Minot in quantity. But Thursday night at the JHS pool, the Blue Jays proved they can compete with the Magicians in quality. Jamestown won seven of the 12 events in their season debut against Minot to provide plenty of optimism right out of the chute. "It was really exciting to be able to compete like that against a powerhouse team like Minot," JHS coach Ben Smith said. "It was a really positive performance for us."
It's been a quick turnaround for the Valley City State men's basketball team this season. After a rough 2014-15 season, coach Jeff Kaminsky overhauled the roster and the results so far can not be disputed. At 11-2 heading into tonight's exhibition game against UND at Grand Forks, the Vikings are just one win away from matching last season's entire total. "I think when you have good players who are committed to playing hard and playing together, that's usually a good combination," Kaminsky said. "I liked the guys we had last year, but it just wasn't the right mix.
It's been a season of bus rides for the University of Jamestown women's basketball team — long bus rides. Coach Greg Ulland's 10th-ranked Jimmies have already logged nearly 2,000 miles on the road. This weekend, however, they'll take a step up in means of transportation as they fly to northern California for two games. It'll be the third long trip during Ulland's six-year tenure.
Depth often plays a key role in the Jimmies wearing their opponents out. Ashford University of Clinton, Iowa, only has eight players, so not surprisingly the Saints were unable to stick with the 10th-ranked University of Jamestown women's basketball team on Friday. There's a reason Ashford's team is so small—the school is closing in the spring. The men's basketball team folded over the summer and other programs continue to be shut down. "It's a tough situation.
After a lackluster performance Tuesday night, the message was pretty plain from Danny Neville to his team afterward. Trinity Bible College put up a spirited fight, but the effort was not good enough by the Jimmies, who pulled away late for an 83-74 win at the Civic Center. "If you're going to be a top 15 team, you can't show up like this, you just can't," Neville said. "You show up dead, yeah it happens, but then in the second half we're still down? "It was not good." The Lions never went away. It took a 3-pointer from Logan Brown with 85 seconds left to finally decide a winner.
The University of Jamestown women's basketball team synced up their ranking and win total on Tuesday. Holding steady at No. 10 in the NAIA top 25, the Jimmies got through Tuesday's 90-39 victory over Trinity Bible College healthy and happy at the Civic Center. Everybody played quite a bit and 12 players scored for the 10-2 Jimmies. "We came out a little flat, but I think in the end we got some good things accomplished," UJ head coach Greg Ulland said. "It's nice to get our younger kids out there on the floor.
Connor Doppler has earned another trip to nationals in the marathon. The University of Jamestown senior from Anoka, Minn., placed 136th out of 5,642 runners at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday. Doppler's time of 2 hours, 44 minutes and 26 seconds in the 26.2-mile race was a career-best effort. "Connor ran a really good race," said UJ men's track and field coach Ed Crawford. "To qualify for nationals three times is a really good accomplishment.
The Jimmies were in position to stretch it out late Monday night in Moorhead. But instead, they had to sweat it out. The 10th-ranked University of Jamestown women's basketball team led by eight with 90 seconds to go, but Concordia College nearly came all the way back only to miss a chance to win or tie at the free throw line as the Jimmies prevailed, 65-64. "I'm proud of the kids for persevering through, but we did make it a lot harder on ourselves than it needed to be," UJ head coach Greg Ulland said.