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Finishing games had been an issue for the Jimmies through the middle part of the season. It appears they're beginning to figure it out. For the second straight week, the University of Jamestown football team made key plays late and this time it came with a much-wanted prize. "It means an awful lot to us seniors to get that Bucket back," said senior cornerback Kyle Bonam. "We've had the goal of bringing back that winning environment. We haven't been able to bring it all the way back yet, but this is definitely a step in the right direction."
It’s been a while, but the Paint Bucket is back in Jamestown. The Jimmies scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the defense made it stick in a 27-21 win over Valley...
Early-season postseason aspirations did not come to fruition for the University of Jamestown football team. But the Jimmies are having no trouble getting juiced to play, especially today. The Paint Bucket, growing increasingly familiar with its Valley City surroundings, is up for grabs again today at 1 p.m. at Rollie Green Field. The Vikings have won five straight in the rivalry, a fact that is gnawing at the veterans on the UJ roster.
There aren't many 9-man football teams capable of surviving a season-long injury bug. But that's exactly what Kelly McCleary's Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter Imperials have done. With starters Bryce Fettig (tight end/defensive end), Luke Hoberg (lineman) and Nathan Weigel (fullback/linebacker) out for the year, the Imperials still find themselves in the quarterfinals of the 9-man playoffs.
Cody Christ is proving the best runners don't always come from running hotbeds in North Dakota. The Barnes County North High School graduate placed second at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championships on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. It's just the latest significant achievement for Christ, who is establishing himself as one of the top runners ever at NCAA Division II Minnesota State University Moorhead.
There was no letdown for the University of Jamestown volleyball team on Saturday. After competitive loss to 4th-ranked Viterbo (Wis.) on Friday, the 20th-ranked Jimmies put away Waldorf 3-0 in Forest City, Iowa. "I thought it was a really good team effort," UJ head coach Jon Hegerle said. "I thought today there might be a little danger of taking them lightly, but that was not the case. We came out with energy and set the tone right away." The Jimmies didn't let the Warriors over 18 in the first or last set, but had to prevail 30-28 in the second.
Home losses have been very rare for the University of Jamestown women's basketball team. It'd been nearly two years to the day since the Jimmies lost inside the Civic Center, but the 722-day streak, dating back to Nov. 1, 2014, ended on Sunday. The University of Winnipeg Wesmen pulled an early season upset in spoiling the season-opener for the Jimmies 83-78. "They're good. They're athletic and they're talented," UJ head coach Greg Ulland said. "You have to give them credit. They came in here and beat us."
When the Jimmies really needed a stop, the defense delivered—twice. Kaleb Garcia and Keith Rogers came up with fourth-quarter interceptions as the University of Jamestown outlasted Mayville State 20-13 on Saturday at Rollie Greeno Field. Neither team collected many style points, but the win snapped a five-game skid for the Jimmies. "This season hasn't went the way any of us wanted it to, but all we can do is keep fighting," Garcia said. "Obviously, we've hit kind of a rough streak the last few weeks, but today we were finally able to get a win."
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Mired in a five-game losing streak, Josh Kittell isn’t about to panic. Back home today to face a rising Mayville State program at 1 p.m., the University of Jamestown head...