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There's too much to play for to worry about the weather. That's the general sentiment of the two head coaches heading into the season finale for the University of Jamestown and Dickinson State. The winner of today's 1 p.m.
James River Figure skaters earned 27 trophies, including seven first-place finishes, at the Granite City Classic in St. Cloud, Minn. on Nov. 7-8. Team members Emma Bennett, Hannah Jorgenson, Kaitlin Mullowney, Erika Hermanson, Chelsea Huber, Haley Sortland, Karla Sherfy, Meghan Ford, Madison Leatherman and Brooke Graalum competed in 21 different events. The James River skaters are coached by Mark Vasarhelyi. The meet featured 309 skaters from 32 different clubs. 22nd Annual Granite City Classic Figure Skating Competition Nov. 7-8 at St.
Tournament-time has brought out the best in the Jimmies in recent seasons. That was the case again Wednesday night. The University of Jamestown blitzed Valley City State 25-8 in the opening game and rolled to a sweep of the Vikings in semifinal play of the North Star Athletic Association tournament. The 18th-ranked Jimmies scored the first 11 points of the match and were never threatened in the 63-minute affair. "This is an important time of the season.
Getting to the NAIA national tournament has been the No. 1 goal since this time last season for the Jimmie volleyball team. Never has the path to nationals been lined up better for the University of Jamestown, either. Ranked 18th in the country, the Jimmies (22-6) will not have to leave home in order to secure a trip to Sioux City, Iowa for the first time in program history. The formula is cut and dried. If the Jimmies beat Valley City State tonight at 7 p.m.
For the most part, form had held in the opening five matches of the Region 3 volleyball tournament. Tuesday night, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter caused the first wrinkle, although the Imperials did not consider their 3-1 win over defending region champion LaMoure a stunner. Still, after losing the first set, few would have predicted the Imperials reel off the next three games to dethrone LaMoure and set up an all-District 6 title tilt on Thursday night. "LaMoure is very good. We all know that, but our mentality was to come in here and win," said junior Katelyn Long.
After nearly knocking off an unbeaten team on Saturday, the Jimmies finished off the feat on Monday. Behind another stellar performance from Brequan Tucker, the University of Jamestown finished strong in an 80-67 win over Northern New Mexico at the Civic Center. The Jimmies fell just short against the No. 6 team in the NAIA (Bellevue, Neb.) in Mitchell, S.D., on Saturday and had little time to dwell on it with the 4-0 Eagles coming to town. "This was big for us.
Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock has designs on another Region 3 championship. And the Lions appear to have the horses to do it. The District 6 champions registered their 30th win of the season and secured a spot in the semifinals with a 3-0 win over Ellendale in the first game on Monday at Jamestown High School. The Lions won the Region 3 crown from 2009-2012, but also know how tough the task is. "That's our mentality, to get to state, but our region is very strong. There are a lot of very good teams," said senior standout Nicole Nieuwsma. "You have to earn it out there.
It wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but that mattered little in the end. All that did was another win as the Jimmies took care of Mayville State 24-6 on Saturday at Jerome Berg Field. The victory meant the University of Jamestown can finish over .500 for the first time since 2008 with a win Saturday at home against Dickinson State. "It wasn't a Michelangelo by any stretch of the imagination and I know zero about art," UJ head coach Shawn Frank said. "Traditionally Mayville is one of those places that's difficult to play.