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A long bus ride, followed by a lengthy match, ended in disappointment for the 25th-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team. Morningside rallied out of a 2-1 hole to beat the Jimmies 3-2 on Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa. "Morningside competed hard. They had lots of fight and fire," UJ coach Jon Hegerle said. "We competed hard in sets 2 and 3, but halfway through set 4 we just started falling apart and that's disappointing because we're a veteran team and we should be handling that a lot better. That's my concern."
Jamestown pushed Minot, but the Magicians pulled out a narrow 5-4 West Region victory on Thursday. Connor Mullowney had another strong day for the Blue Jays. The teams split the singles matches with Minot taking two of three in doubles. "We showed a little bit of rust with some of the kids not being here for practice this week," JHS coach Jordan Koushkouski said. "We had some new combos in doubles, they were a little green, but we'll be fine in time for postseason."
The University of Jamestown golf teams made a clean sweep of its home opener. Trent Hagenson won medalist honors on the men's side, while Annie Nelson ran away for the win in the smaller women's field at the UJ Fall Kick Off at Jamestown Country Club on Wednesday. The men's tournament featured seven teams, but three of them were UJ squads. Two of the three women's teams consisted only of Jimmies.
Jamestown kept pressuring late, but Bismarck Century prevented the equalizer to prevail on Tuesday night at Rotary Field. The Blue Jays pushed the Patriots for a potentially tying goal, but the preseason favorite in the West Region hung on for a well-earned 2-1 win. "We've talked to the boys all year about starting the match strong and finishing the match strong and tonight they didn't let the foot off at all," said JHS coach Mark Sherfy. "We couldn't quite get the equalizer in the end, but we don't go away hanging our head at all."
Stamina and a strong bench paid off when it mattered most for the University of Jamestown women's soccer team. Danica Brekken scored with less than five minutes remaining as the Jimmies capped off a weekend home sweep on a sweaty Sunday afternoon. "Danica's a super fit kid. Seems like she can go all day," UJ head coach Nick Becker said. "She does what we ask her to do and sticks to the game plan." Brekken had two goals on the weekend for the Jimmies, who beat Briar Cliff University (Iowa) 3-0 on Saturday before escaping 1-0 Sunday.
Going to watch the University of Jamestown women's soccer team this weekend? Get a program. Head coach Nick Becker is going to empty the bench big-time as the Jimmies host Briar Cliff today at 3:30 p.m. and Morningside College on Sunday. "We're going to play 30 girls," the UJ coach said. "We're not sure who fits where just yet, so we're going to give them all a chance."
Jamestown scored quick and played clean Friday night in an impressive season-opening victory. The Blue Jays scored three touchdowns in the span of six plays en route to a 30-6 win over Grand Forks Central at Ernie Gates Field. With a squad full of fresh faces, the Blue Jays did not turn the ball over and committed just six penalties in front of a large and enthusiastic home crowd.
Jamestown scored quick and played clean Friday night in an impressive season-opening victory. The Blue Jays scored three touchdowns in the span of six plays en route to a 30-6...
Jamestown leads Grand Forks Central 14-6 at halftime at Ernie Gates Field. The Blue Jays have touchdown runs from Max Montoya and Jared Harr, plus a 61-yard reception by Jared...
Last season, the University of Jamestown volleyball team began the season ranked, but did not finish that way. The Jimmies are hoping to finish where they start in 2016. Ranked 25th in the NAIA preseason top 25, the Jimmies open the season today against Briar Cliff (Iowa) and Doane (Neb.) in Sioux City, Iowa at the Northwestern Tournament. "We have high expectations," said UJ coach Jon Hegerle. "We have a high upside to us. Our job is to make sure that our baseline is fairly high and we don't dip below that."