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It was all Blue Jays on Tuesday at Bolinger Courts against Bismarck. Jamestown High made a clean sweep of the Demons in a 5-0 non-conference win. "We have a young team so to be able to go out there and get a win at home was really good," said Connor Mullowney, who won at No. 1 singles. "I think we've made a lot of improvement already since practice started. We know we have to keep getting better, but we're happy to play well and get a win today."
This year's state amateur baseball tournaments resulted in a clean sweep for Jamestown teams. The Tarno Townies, Hounds and Elks each collected championship plaques. Not coincidentally, the MVPs also represent a Jamestown landslide. For Class AAA MVP Boya Quichocho it's the fourth time he's earned the top award—the most of any player since 2000. Joining Quichocho as MVPs are Riley Schafer (Class AA) from the Jamestown Hounds and Danny White (Class A) of the Jamestown Tarno Townies.
If this was Boya Quichocho's swan song with the Jamestown Elks, it could not have ended more appropriately. Still with his 'A' game at age 32, Quichocho went all nine innings on the mound as the Elks regained the Class AAA state baseball crown with a 4-1 win over the Bismarck Blue Jackets on Sunday at Jack Brown Stadium.
For having just 10 practices in, Saturday's result was a positive one for the University of Jamestown men's soccer team. Derek Dreher and Henri Lucena-Pires scored two goals each as the Jimmies rolled to a 6-0 win over Mount Marty College (S.D.) in their season and home opener.
Teams came from every corner of the state to the season-opening Orriginals Invitational on Saturday at Parkhurst. The Jamestown High School girls proved they are right in the mix. Meghan Ford placed eighth in helping the Blue Jays to a sixth-place finish out of 32 teams. "We were really pleased with the girls being sixth in a field that large," said JHS coach Ken Gardner. Parkhurst being the site of the state meet was the reason for the overwhelming attendance. The boys race had 42 total teams.
The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants and Jamestown Elks each went 2-0 on Saturday in pool play of the Class AAA state amateur baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium. Also advancing...
Left-handers JT Zigray and Gabe Salander were dealing on the mound, but a mistake sealed a win for the Jamestown Elks. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Ben Friebel's sacrifice bunt was fielded by Salander, but there was no Mayville Redcap at first base. Salander's throw whistled into right field, allowing Nick Wrigg to score from second in game 2 of the Class AAA state amateur baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.
A pair of two-time state qualifiers return for the Jamestown High School tennis team, giving coach Jordan Koushkouski something to build on. Senior Eric DeBoer and junior Connor Mullowney have netted strong results previously for the Blue Jays, who open their season this weekend in Minot. "Eric and Connor have had success. They're quality players and we're looking for them to help out the younger kids and provide leadership for the team," Koushkouski said. "They were playing near the top last year. I have confidence that they'll get things done at 1 and 2 (singles)."
Approaching 40 years old, Joe Vannett just keeps hitting for the Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants. The 1995 Jamestown High School graduate will again be a key cog as the Merchants look to defend their Class AAA state amateur baseball championship this weekend at Jack Brown Stadium. At 39, Vannett likely will be the oldest player in the tournament, but the former Mr. Hockey award winner is proving age is just a number. "I'll play as long as I can," he said. "There are some pitches I can't handle like I used to, but in the same sense experience goes a long way."
University of Jamestown men’s soccer coach Tommy Nienhaus continues to build a geographically eclectic roster. While players come from all over the globe, the focus remains the same. “It’s fun...