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Nate Stewart is an East Coast guy. But an opportunity to come north was too good to pass up. Stewart was hired as athletic director at Valley City State on Wednesday, replacing Jack Denholm, who resigned to become AD at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. The 35-year-old Stewart has been athletic director at NCAA Division III Eastern University in St. Davids, Penn., for one year. He was head men's basketball coach the previous four years at Eastern.
Hitting the recruiting trail has been the top priority for Josh Kittell during his first summer as head coach of the University of Jamestown football team. Kittell said pounding the...
With college volleyball coming quickly, playing in the East-West all-star series earlier this month proved to be a quality primer for Jordan Thomas. The University of Jamestown signee, who starred in high school for Medina-Pingree-Buchanan, stacked up quite nicely among the top prep players in the state. Thomas totaled 19 kills, nine digs, two blocks and two aces to help the East sweep the West in games that were played in Fargo and Bismarck last week.
I was encouraged earlier this week to see that Magic Johnson now considers LeBron James one of the five greatest basketball players of all time. Too many ex-greats have yet come to this all-too-obvious realization. Fellow NBA-junkie Masaki Ova, assistant editor of The Jamestown Sun, and I agreed that if LeBron could carry the Cleveland Cavaliers' mismatched roster over the finish line and beat the all-time great Golden State Warriors, it'd be time to give serious thought to giving LeBron the G.O.A.T. tag—greatest of all time.
In a weak moment yesterday, I was watching a TV sports show where the two hosts were batting the concept of change back and forth. Is it good, bad, necessary...
Playing fall games worked out very nicely for the University of Jamestown baseball team last season. The Jimmies went 8-0 in fall ball and then 44-11 in the spring to account for 52 wins and a No. 18 ranking in last week's NAIA postseason top 25 poll. On top of being a single-season record for wins (52), it's also believed to be the most wins ever by a college baseball team in North Dakota. The Jimmies also went on to host an NAIA regional for the first time, but did fall short of their ultimate goal—the NAIA World Series.
Travis Hafner’s career goals were pretty basic at the beginning. They blossomed into so much more. Hafner — who was born in Jamestown, raised in Sykeston and went on to...
Halls of fame are ordinarily reserved for athletes and coaches at or near the end of their careers. However, there is nothing ordinary about Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux will be inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame at the Jamestown Civic Center on Saturday, joining Hank Biesiot and Travis Hafner. The banquet begins at 5 p.m.
Hank Biesiot is the second-winningest NAIA college football coach of all-time. An institution at Dickinson State for 41 years, Biesiot spent 38 as head coach, compiling 257 wins. Only Kevin Donley, who coached at four different universities, won more. Biesiot, meanwhile, was a Blue Hawk for life. But by no means does he consider his coaching success to be his most noteworthy achievement. "Being a teacher is my greatest accomplishment," the always understated Biesiot said.
Tanner Dahl and Landon Uetz have been been named NAIA baseball honorable mention All-Americans. It's rare for players from the Northern tier of the NAIA to earn All-American recognition. Dahl, a starting pitcher, and Uetz, who played multiple positions, are the first Jimmies to earn the award since Jesse Ramirez in 2011. Winning 52 games as the Jimmies did this season and climbing as high as No.