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It looked like game 1 of the season for the Jimmies on Sunday afternoon. The University of Jamestown men's basketball team struggled on both ends of the floor in losing to the University of Regina, 82-63. It was the fourth game of the season for the Cougars, and third in three days. They beat Dickinson State and lost to Mayville State before finishing up at the Civic Center. "Give them credit. They outplayed us in every way," said UJ head coach Alan Magnani. "There are no excuses. I was really disappointed with the way we executed offensively and defensively.
It was over early on Saturday at Rollie Greeno Field. Against a team they should dominate, the Jimmies did. The University of Jamestown led Mayville State 35-0 at halftime and...
The Jimmie volleyball team ran into a speed bump on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa. Ranked 20th in the NAIA, the University of Jamestown lost to 18th-ranked Grand View, Iowa and No. 7 Viterbo. The Jimmies had their 10-match winning streak snapped as they won just one set in the two matches. They took the second set against tournament host Grand View (20-11), but dropped the next two. Viterbo (26-4) swept Jamestown, but all three sets were competitive -- 25-21, 26-24, 25-19. Naomi Walther had 14 kills against Grand View and 18 on the day. Janna Johnson and Alaina Brown connected for 16 each.
The Jimmies came up just short of a road win against a top 10 team on Friday. Instead, the University of Jamestown soccer team settled for a tie. Ashford University (Iowa) got the equalizer with just 90 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it at 3-all. Neither team could score in two, 15-minute overtime sessions and the match ended 3-3. The Jimmies let a two-goal lead slip away. Second-half goals by George Gauld (64:53) and Jack Humphries (69:10) put Jamestown up 3-1. But the once-beaten Saints rallied.
If it seems a little early for basketball, Alan Magnani agrees. Still, the new head coach of the Jimmie men's basketball team says when his team takes the floor for on Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center, they expect to be ready, or at least as ready as you can be for mid-October. "We had to accelerate the process in the fall. ... We wanted to get in 27-to-30 practices, which we've been able to do.
Beau Eriksson and Mike Sena worked their way up the ladder together. Scout-team members as freshmen, they quickly began to press for playing time. Sena, currently seventh in the NAIA...
There are many characteristics that make the University of Jamestown volleyball team one of the best in the NAIA. Serving, passing, hitting … they do all that well. Senior Janna...
It was a fitting way for Jade Johnson to go out at home. Same was true for his team, too. Johnson, the University of Jamestown soccer star from West Fargo, scored two goals in his program-record 74th appearance as the Jimmies (13-2) had no trouble with Presentation College 9-0 at Rotary Field. "It's hard to believe this was the last one," Johnson said. "It's been a great ride for me. Great teammates. Great coaches. It's been a blast." There's still bigger fish to fry for the Jimmies, though.
Scoring goals has been an issue for the Jimmies this season. They don't give up many, but hadn't scored many either -- until Wednesday, that is. In an impressive display, the University of Jamestown scored five second-half goals to pull away from Presentation College for a 5-1 win on senior night at Rotary Field. It was an important win for the Jimmies (7-6-2), who still have a shot at the No. 3 seed for next month's conference tournament in Billings, Mont. "We needed this one, so it was good to see us be able to get it done," UJ head coach Nick Becker said.
There haven’t been many chinks in the armor for the Jimmie volleyball team this season. One improvement head coach Jon Hegerle wanted is better blocking and he got it Saturday...