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Siri Jystad has been a staple on the Jamestown volleyball scene for several years. But after a standout career for the Blue Jays, and a growing resume with the Jimmies, Jystad is down to her final season. "It really feels like yesterday I was getting ready for Blue Jay preseason. It really does fly by," she said. "When I was a freshman, you kinda think, well, I got four more years, but now I don't, this is it."
The University of Jamestown football team is picked fourth in the North Star Athletic Association preseason coaches' poll. The Jimmies, who went 3-3 in the conference last season and 4-6 overall, began practice on Friday. Their first game is set for Thursday, Aug. 25 at Valley City State at 7 p.m. The Jimmies' first home game is Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. against Concordia College of Moorhead.
Facing Roger Clemens was likely not in the realm of possibility for Jordan Padilla when his summer baseball season began. Turns out, that could happen this week in Wichita, Kan. Padilla and 10 other current or former University of Jamestown baseball players are playing for the Northwest Honkers in the National Baseball Congress World Series this week. Padilla and the Honkers are 2-0 in pool play at the NBC World Series and have already secured a spot in the playoffs, which begin later this week.
Jamestown amateur baseball stars of past and present and possibly future all played a part in a Class A crown for the Tarno Townies. Danny White, former Blue Jay and...
Amateur baseball teams continue to pop up across the state, unfortunately that will not be reflected in the Class A and AA state tournaments the next two weekends. Just four teams each are registered to play in the Class A and AA tournaments, however the Class AAA tournament is strong this year with a six-team field, which begins Friday, Aug. 19. First up though is the Class A tournament, which begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jack Brown Stadium. The first weekend in August is always a tough draw against other summer sports and country music.
With a solid returning core, there are not major question marks as the University of Jamestown football team opens practice tomorrow. With 13 projected returning starters—six on offense, seven on defense—there are jobs to be had, but also a solid foundation to build on. "We've had a really good summer," said first-year head coach Josh Kittell. "We had a lot of players stick around over the summer and they have belief in what we're doing."
Tanner Lunzman is the latest local edition to the University of Jamestown baseball team. Lunzman, who graduated from Jamestown High School in the spring, joins Brian Wenzel and recent junior college signee Joey Gebhardt as former Blue Jays now with the Jimmies. "We've had an eye on Tanner for a long time. He's a baseball gym rat. It seems like he's always down at the ballpark," UJ head baseball coach Tom Hager said. "He's put in a lot of hard work and it's really paid off.
Despite finishing off a 3-peat, there was a hint of disappointment for the Carrington Post 25 American Legion baseball baseball team on Sunday. In past years, a state championship meant...
Motivated after reading a 2,000-plus word column on Tecmo Bowl recently, I decided to give my old Super Nintendo another try. For video-game players of my generation, one last try meant blowing into the game cartridge, then sliding my fingers through the compartment on the Nintendo where the game goes in hopes of a miracle. The game cartridge and Nintendo are both significantly older than my eldest daughter, who recently finished her first year at NDSU—with a 4.0 grade point average.
Coaching wrestling is pretty much a year-round deal for Dan Lovell. The second-year head coach of the University of Jamestown men's wrestling team recently helped the Minnesota Storm to the national title in Greco Roman at the USA Wrestling National Duals in Tulsa, Okla. The tournament featured teams from 38 states. It's Lovell's third year coaching the Storm, a youth club team. "It almost had 40 states represented so to do well is a pretty good achievement," Lovell said of the tournament in Tulsa.