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Despite a rough month, Jacob Ament and his teammates are not down in the dumps. For Ament, a senior on the Jamestown High School football team, he's just happy to be healthy enough to be back on the field. Persistent knee problems prevented the Blue Jays' starting cornerback from playing football the last two seasons. A little adversity is not about to dampen his spirits. "It's just great to be out here with the team again," Ament said. "We're still working hard everyday. It's hard because we want to win, but we're going to keep trying to improve as much as we can."
Jack Brown Stadium remains one of the best ballparks in the state. Jeff Gould, grandson of the person for whom the stadium is named after, is determined to keep it that way. So when Jeff asked his dad, Tom Gould—who cares for the ballpark as if it were a member of the family—what the ballpark needed, Tom said, "dugouts." And from there Jeff, no stranger to raising money for various sports projects from Jamestown to Fargo and points inbetween, was on a mission.
With another matchup against a ranked team looming on Friday, the University of Jamestown volleyball team tuned up with a quick 3-0 road win Tuesday night. The Jimmies, ranked No. 22 in the NAIA national rankings, didn't allow Presentation College over 19 points in any game in a 3-0 sweep. It wasn't the crispest match of the season, according to UJ head coach Jon Hegerle. Still, it was all Jimmies in Aberdeen, including a 25-8 rout in game 3.
Round 2 proved to be better than the start for the University of Jamestown men's golf team. The Jimmies improved by 10 strokes on day 2 of NSAA Fall Conference Tournament at Wedgewood Golf Course in Albert Lea, Minn. Full results were not available at press time, but the Jimmies trail only Bellevue (Nebraska) in the team standings. The finals two rounds of the tournament will be played in the spring half of the season. The winner advances to the NAIA national tournament in May.
Scott Berry's synopsis of his team's 4-2 win over the University of Jamestown at Jack Brown Stadium summed it up perfectly. The Mayville State baseball coach, winner of more than 1,000 games, handed the Jimmies their first fall ball loss in two years in a typical Mayville/Jamestown affair. "It's a good win, but there will be plenty more of these," he said. "It's great competition when you play Jamestown. It's fun to play them." The Comets who improved to 5-1, broke a 1-all tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Ben Smith was pleasantly surprised by the showing his swimmers and divers turned in against a strong field on Saturday. The Blue Jays placed third out of nine teams in...
The University of Jamestown held Dakota State’s powerful offense in check as well as anybody has this season. But the 24th-ranked Trojans capitalized on some Jimmie miscues en route to...
Dean Stork is not a fan of shootouts. Few hockey purists are, but in game 2 of the University of Jamestown hockey program there it was. Tied 2-2 after 65...
The University of Jamestown's baseball doubleheader at Mayville State scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. The games will be rescheduled, but no date has yet been set. The Jimmies are...
After a stellar start to the season, it's been a couple of shaky weeks for the Jimmie 'D.' Having allowed 99 points over the last two games, the University of Jamestown football team is in Madison, S.D. today to face one of the premier offenses in the NAIA. The game starts at 4 p.m. Dakota State, ranked No. 24 in the latest top 25 poll, is 3-1 and averaging 43.3 points per game. All those points haven't come against cupcakes either. The Trojans have two wins over ranked teams, including No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan.