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No. 4 Minot doesn’t need help overpowering opponents. Jamestown gave the Magi two early gifts and Minot cashed in both, leading directly to the first 14 points in its 42-7...
Williston and Jamestown figure to be fighting for a state tournament berth in a couple weeks. Thursday's preview at Bolinger Courts proved it could be tooth and nail. Williston's doubles team of Matt Richter and Sawyer Hanson edged Ryder Lunzman and Isaac Mimong 2-1 to seal a narrow 5-4 win for the Coyotes. "It's always a close match against Williston," JHS coach Jordan Koushkouski said. "Even though we didn't get the win, come WDA time when we're playing 3-2 matches I'm pretty confident in my team against anybody."
There won't be many tricks up Minot's sleeve when the Magicians hit Ernie Gates Field tonight. No. 4-ranked Minot, physically imposing as ever, will line up and try to pound the football at the smaller Blue Jays. Jamestown coach Bill Nelson knows it's another stiff test for his team. "They have some large, large humans," Nelson said of the Magicians. "If we play with our pad level like we're supposed to, we'll be OK. If we're scared and let them make the big pop, we're in trouble."
It wasn't a clean performance, but the University of Jamestown volleyball team still earned the right result. The Jimmies, ranked No. 23 in the NAIA top 25 poll, collected a 3-1 win over Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., on Thursday. The Battlin Bears were ranked No. 15 in the preseason rankings. "Right now we're a 60-40 team," UJ head coach Jon Hegerle said. "We play really well 60 percent of the time and 40 percent of the time we make too many errors and we need to change that."
Jamestown tightened the screws on the top-scoring team in the West Region and earned a key road win on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays held Bismarck High to one goal in a 2-1 triumph at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "It's huge to come to Bismarck and pick up three points," said JHS coach Mark Sherfy. "It's a great accomplishment for us especially against BHS." The Blue Jays never trailed. Austin Shafter scored on a corner kick in the 31st minute to put Jamestown in front.
Sean Krall's putter was working all week and it came through when he needed it most. The Valley City golfer sank a walk-off putt on the 18th hole to edge Justin Cross 1-up to win the Elks Labor Day Golf Tournament on Monday at Jamestown Country Club. The 28-year-old Krall, who golfed for both the Hi-Liners and Vikings in Valley City, earned the win by outlasting Cross, a two-time Elks champion and former Blue Jay and Jimmie standout.
Since the University of Jamestown and Concordia College resumed playing in 2012, the Cobbers have dominated the series. On Saturday, the Jimmies turned the tables. Behind a dominating defensive effort and a strong bounce-back performance by quarterback Dylan Klatt, the Jimmies rolled to a 30-13 win at Rollie Greeno Field. The schools have played only 15 times, but it's the first time Jamestown has won since 1926. "It was an exciting game and an important game for us," Klatt said. "They've had our number the last few years so it feels good to get 'em this time."
During spring practice in April, Josh Kittell said the Jimmies had the makings of a strong defense. Through August and early September, that appears to be the case. Defensive coordinator Joey Blackmore's unit turned in another stellar performance on Saturday in the Jimmies' 30-14 victory over Concordia. Playing a key role is a former Blue Jay, now thriving in orange and black.
After a shaky start to their long trip south, the Jimmie volleyball team ended the weekend in strong fashion. Ranked No. 25 in the NAIA poll, the University of Jamestown closed out a stiff schedule of five matches with a 3-2 win over 20th-ranked Evangel (Mo.) on Saturday in Bellevue, Neb. Earlier in the day, the Jimmies fell to No. 17 Madonna (Mich.) 3-0, but led each set before struggling late.
Since the University of Jamestown and Concordia College resumed playing in 2012, the Cobbers have dominated the series. On Saturday, the Jimmies turned the tables. Behind a dominating defensive effort...