Jamestown Sun Staff
The University of Jamestown baseball team is picked second in the North Star Athletic Association preseason baseball poll. The Jimmies, who went 8-0 in their fall ball schedule, don’t play until Feb. 26 in Joplin, Mo. The poll was released on Monday and is voted on by the conference’s coaches. Bellevue (Neb.) is the unanimous favorite. The Bruins went 46-15 last season and came within one win of the NAIA World Series. This is the first season Bellevue, coached by former Dickinson State coach Duane Monlux, has played in the NSAA.
Ellendale up to No. 7 in poll Ellendale has climbed to No. 7 in the latest Class B boys basketball poll. The Cardinals are undefeated at 9-0. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (8-1) remains at the No. 1 spot. No. 4 Central Cass and ninth-ranked Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock square off in Jamestown tonight at about 7:30. The top seven spots in the girls poll are unchanged with LaMoure-Litchville-Marion (10-1) holding firm at No. 3.
New University of Jamestown head football coach Josh Kittell has filled out his coaching staff. Holdovers Jason Challeen, Dan Smith and Travis Titus will be joined by newcomers Joey Blackmore, Carlton Littlejohn and Andrew Shirek — all of whom have ties to NDSU. Challeen was the offensive coordinator last season for the Jimmies. Titus also worked on the offensive side while Smith was on the defensive side of things. Titus took over as interim head coach for the final four games and led the Jimmies to a 3-1 record.
No. 3-ranked LaMoure-Litchville-Marion outscored Barnes County North 41-17 in the middle two quarters en route to a 61-38 win in Leal on Thursday night. The Bison trailed just 17-13 after the opening frame, but were unable to keep up to the high-powered Loboes. Anna Holen (16) and Kindra Hamlin (14) combined for 30 points for the Loboes. Clara Wieland’s 10 topped the Bison.
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Shiloh Christian 36, Kidder Co. 6 The only game Shiloh Christian lost year was the state 9-man championship game, and the Skyhawks looked equally as tough in Steele against the Pirates. Senior quarterback Zac Martin ran for a score and tossed for two more to help the visitors win by 30.
Youth waterfowl clinic planned Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever is hosting a free youth waterfowl hunting clinic Sept. 12 at the North Dakota Game and Fish Jamestown District Office. The event is open for kids 17 and under. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. After lunch, a shooting activity will be held at the Buffalo City Gun Club beginning at 1 p.m. During the clinic, participants will learn the skills to enjoy waterfowl hunting safely.
Gall's Fall Ball features All-American Gall's Fall Ball Jimmie Softball 2-day camp will feature former Team USA and Arizona State standout Kaitlin Cochran. The camp, put together by University of Jamestown head softball coach Kevin Gall, is planned for Sept. 11-12. The camp is for players ages 8-14. Cost is $35 in advance for $40 the day of. Cost for a family is $75. Needed items include glove, bat, throw blanket for movie, water bottle and cap/visor. Camp begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
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Colt Rasmussen will continue his swimming career in college. The Jamestown High School graduate signed with Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Rasmussen has been on the varsity team since his eighth-grade season and on relay teams since his sophomore year. He holds the school record in the 200-meter freestyle (1:45.39). He placed second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free at state this past season. "It will be interesting to see how he develops as a collegiate athlete," JHS coach Ben Smith said. "There are limits in high school to how many events you can be in.