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Kevin Gall made sure his team savored the flavor. Qualifying for the NAIA national softball tournament, something no other Jimmie team had done in 25 years, required a little time for reflection. "When coach (Tom) Dosch and I were colleagues we had the 24-hour rule. This year, we had the 48-hour rule," Gall said of his team's feat. "We wanted to enjoy it. It was overwhelming the number of alums and friends and relatives that wished us congratulations and good luck. "That was a good feeling for everybody."
High School Baseball: Jamestown 10, Bismarck Legacy 1 Legacy 3, Jamestown 2 High School Softball: Jamestown 21, Turtle Mountain 4 Jamestown 23, Turtle Mountain 3
Drew Larsen aced his final test. The University of Jamestown senior thrower went out in style, winning the North Star Athletic Association hammer throw championship on Friday at Taylor Stadium. Larsen's heave of 154 feet, 4 inches topped the field by nearly a half foot. "To see Drew win the conference as a senior was fantastic," UJ men's coach Ed Crawford said. "That was really fun to see him do that well." Also on Thursday, Amber Posner proved to be the top long-distance runner in the North Star.
Williston got the better of Jamestown on Thursday, but the Blue Jays had bright spots. Payton Hoggarth and Courtney Peterson registered singles wins against the Coyotes, who scored a 7-2 victory at Bolinger Courts. "Even though we lost, I thought the girls were playing to win, not just playing not to lose and that's an important step for us as we get to close to the postseason," JHS coach Jordan Koushkouski said. "Williston is always a tough team. When we play them it's always unpredictable."
Beating the No. 2 team in the NAIA twice down the stretch paid big dividends for the Jimmies. The University of Jamestown baseball team earned an at-large bid into the NAIA national tournament on Thursday. The Jimmies are the No. 4 seed in the Hutchinson (Kan.) Bracket and face fifth-seeded Concordia, Neb., on Monday at 11 a.m. The NAIA national tournament features nine, five-team regional brackets. The winners advance to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.
The University of Jamestown baseball team has earned an at-large bid into the NAIA national baseball tournament. The Jimmies (40-18) are the No. 4 seed in the Tabor, Kan., bracket. Jamestown plays future GPAC foe Concordia (Neb.) on Monday at 11 a.m. Concordia is the No. 5 seed. Tabor is one of nine regional host sites. Each regional winner advances to the NAIA national tournament in Lewiston, Idaho. Teams 1. Clarke (Iowa) 2. Missouri Baptist 3. Tabor (Kan.) 4. University of Jamestown 5. Concordia (Neb.)
Jamestown will be the track and field hub of the state this weekend. The North Star Athletic Association outdoor championships will overtake the Taylor Stadium grounds on Thursday and Friday with the Al Cassell Relays (high school edition) here on Saturday.
In its 18-2 start to the season, Dickinson had scored at least 10 runs in all 10 of its doubleheaders. Tuesday night at Jack Brown Stadium, Jamestown pitchers Nolan Kratz and Ben Friebel held the high-powered Midgets to just three runs in 12 innings as the Blue Jays earned a split with the top team in the West. Jamestown won the opener 1-0. Dickinson salvaged the split 3-2 in the finale. "They're a good team and they've been scoring a lot of runs this season, so we just did our best to hold them down," said Kratz, who did far more than that.
Kaitlin Mullowney likes holding down the top spot in the lineup for the Blue Jays. Tuesday, Jamestown's top singles player earned two wins in the Blue Jays' 6-3 triumph over Dickinson at Bolinger Courts. "I like the pressure of playing that spot," said Mullowney of her position in the lineup. "There are a lot of good girls in that spot, but I just try to be as consistent as I can and try to get some wins along the way."
VALLEY CITY—Nail-biters have been the norm between the University of Jamestown and Mayville State through the years. This season has been no different, so the Comets 5-3 win over the Jimmies on Tuesday in the North Star Athletic Association tournament championship was par for the course. It was the sixth game between the two teams this season. Each won three. The run count? Mayville scored 27 times, Jamestown 25. All six of the games were determined by two runs or less.