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The University of Jamestown baseball team is still alive in the North Star Athletic Association tournament. After losing to Mayville State 3-2, the 11th-ranked Jimmies rallied for a 7-5 win...
The final tuneup for the University of Jamestown track and field team turned out quite well. Kaiann Arellano won the high jump and long jump to lead six wins by the women, while the men had five firsts in a dual on Friday at Dickinson State with the Blue Hawks. Arellano won the high jump (5 feet, 3 inches) and the long jump (16-10.75 PR by a foot) and was second in the 100 hurdles (15.78). "Kaiann had a day to remember," UJ women's coach Jim Clark said. The hammer throwers, led by winner Meghan Kratofil, also drew praise from Clark.
Tyler Wiwchar said the goal for the 11th-ranked University of Jamestown baseball team is pretty cut and dried.
It's been a two-horse race for the top spot in the North Star Athletic Association baseball standings all spring. Bellevue University (Neb.) and the University of Jamestown combined to go 38-8 in conference games. After getting beaten down by the No. 2-nationally ranked Bruins and the 11-ranked Jimmies, the rest of the NSAA beat up on each other to the tune of 80 wins and 110 losses. On paper, that says the Bruins and Jimmies are locks to finally face each other in the NSAA championship game on Monday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Josh Kittell's expertise is on the offensive side of the ball. But the new head coach of the University of Jamestown football team came away from spring football with one main theme. "Defensively, I thought by far will be the strength of our team going into next season," Kittell said. "We got some depth at every position and I felt like we created some more throughout the spring. "I think we can grow into building something special on defense and we hope that will transfer into being strong on special teams."
Emily Newman was close to quitting softball after a sour experience in Texas. But a few emails and phone calls to Kevin Gall at the last minute turned into a stellar career at the University of Jamestown. Newman, originally from British Columbia, began her college playing days at Frank Phillips Community College, but it didn't take long for her realize Borger, Texas was not the place for her.
Jarelle Miller is soon to become the first person in his family to graduate from college. With commencement ceremonies for the University of Jamestown set for Sunday, needless to say,...
The University of Jamestown softball team carved up Mayville State to the tune of a 4-0 weekend mark. The Jimmies outscored the Comets 34-16, getting stellar pitching from Hanna Dunnigan and hot-hitting from seniors Emily Newman and Rylee Perez. "It was a productive series of games for us," said UJ coach Kevin Gall. "We pitched pretty well and were able to score an adequate amount of runs to get the job done."
Kaiann Arellano jumped her way to nationals. The University of Jamestown sophomore cleared 5-feet, 5-inches to beat the NAIA mark and best a strong field of jumpers at the Al Cassell Relays on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. "It was exciting for Kaiann to clear a career best and add the national meet to her to-do list," said UJ women's Jim Clark. "Kaiann had an awesome day jumping—she looked very good at the next height, which was over 5-6. "She beat some excellent jumpers."
It was a mixed bag for the University of Jamestown baseball team over the weekend. But in the bag was a new standard as Sunday's 2-1 win at Mayville State set a new school record for wins in a season with 47. Overall, the Jimmies split four games with the Comets to finish the regular season at 47-7 and 18-5 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Jimmies, ranked No. 10 in the NAIA top 25 poll, host the conference tournament, beginning Friday and running through Monday at Jack Brown Stadium.