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A pair of conference wins on the road is the definition of a successful weekend. The 20th-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team backed up a 3-0 sweep at Mayville State University Friday with a 3-1 victory at Valley City State on Saturday. The Jimmies are rolling, having won six straight and improving to 7-1 in North Star Athletic Association play. "I thought we did well," Jimmie head coach Jon Hegerle said. "(Friday) against Mayville we really set the tone right away and it never changed. We did a really nice job of just controlling all facets of the game."
Jamestown High School senior Baylee Hatlewick charged to three wins and a fifth-place finish Saturday at the West Region boys singles tennis tournament in Bismarck. Connor Mullowney fell just short of the singles championship, but captured third as the Blue Jays piled up momentum heading into this week's state tournament starting Thursday in Grand Forks. Jamestown had already qualified for state as a team.
Top-ranked Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm fell to second-ranked Hillsboro-Central Valley 48-14 in Class 1A football Friday night in Edgeley. The defending state champion Thunder and the Burros entered the contest with identical 6-0 records. Hillsboro-Central Valley 48, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 14 HCV 14 14 14 6 -- 48 EEK 0 14 0 0 -- 14 1st qtr 8:24 HCV Grant Skager 67 run (run failed) 6-0 3:36 HCV Skager 71 run (Oscar Benson run) 14-0 2nd qtr 5:53 HCV Skager 26 run (Ryan Troftgruben run) 22-0
Jamestown High School's offense has developed a second dimension. Sophomore quarterback Tommy Falk looked comfortable in the pocket for a second straight week Friday, and the Blue Jay offense erupted at Ernie Gates Field. Falk tossed for 217 yards and a touchdown in a convincing 35-8 win over Wahpeton. "I've been feeling great and the line's been giving me time," said Falk, who turned in 178 yards passing and two scores through the air in last week's 42-6 win at Valley City. "They've done a great job and the receivers have gotten open for me."
Connor Mullowney will be gunning for a West Region singles title in boys tennis today in Bismarck. The Jamestown High School senior cruised into the conference tournament semifinals Friday with a pair of victories, assuring him the highest West Region finish of his career. Mullowney captured fifth last season as a junior. "I've never been in this spot before and I'm happy to be here," Mullowney said. "But my goal at the beginning of the season was to reach the final and that hasn't changed at all. I just have to rise above and keep playing how I'm playing."
University of Jamestown’s Matthew Young runs somewhere around 80 to 85 miles every week. Yes, with his own two feet. “ W h e n you’re running that many miles, h o n e s t l y , you’re not even thinking about it,” said the junior cross country runner from Woodland, Wash. “It’s actually pretty comfortable to go out and run eight or 10 miles after class. Just forget about things and clear your head.”
The Blue Jay volleyball team rolled to victory No. 20 Thursday hosting Turtle Mountain Community High School. The West Region's top team limited the Bravettes (1-17) to 17 total points in a 3-0 sweep. Jamestown all-staters Hannah Schiele and Megan Gaffaney each finished with eight ace serves. The Blue Jays (20-1, 9-0 WR) are at the Fargo Scheels Tournament today and Saturday. Jamestown faces Fargo South, Bismarck Legacy and Grand Forks Red River starting at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Fargo South High School. J 25 25 25 TM 6 4 7
The Blue Jays didn't let a loss to top-seeded Minot ruin the day Thursday in Bismarck. Jamestown's boys tennis team buckled down and dispatched sixth-seeded Mandan 4-1 in a state-qualifying match of the West Region tournament. The entire flock is off to next week's state competition starting Thursday in Grand Forks. "Credit to our guys for not hanging their heads, but loading up, heading to a new court and taking care of business," Jamestown coach Ryan Iliff said.
Jamestown High School tries to make sure it outworks opponents every week on the football field. Having allowed opposing offenses to an average of just under 12 points per game this season seems to indicate the Blue Jays have been doing their job. Jamestown hosts Wahpeton tonight at 7 in a battle between No. 3 and No. 4 in Class 2A. "We just gotta come out and give it everything we've got all the time," Jamestown junior safety Jared Kallenbach said. "That's been our motto all year."
Defenders generally don't fare too well against a well-timed Morgan Hensch swing. That held true again Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena. The senior outside hitter led a balanced University of Jamestown attack with nine kills in a 3-0 conference sweep of Presentation College on the volleyball court. "I just want to be on my side all the time. Let's go with that," said Hensch, who may have hinted sympathy with opposing blockers. "And, not because of me either, but because of our team and everything that we've been working towards. I think it really showed this game."