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Taylor Bradley had one of Jamestown High School's oldest girls swimming records within reach coming into this season. Following Thursday's home dual against Fargo South, the standout sophomore is now left to chase her own mark in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bradley touched in 1 minute, 9.87 seconds, besting Emily Ament's previous school-record time of 1:10.00, which in the end helped the Blue Jays top the Bruins 106-80. Ament's time had been tops on the Blue Jays' wall of records since 1996. "It took me a little while to realize it," Bradley said. "But I was so happy."
The gauntlet had been tossed at the Jamestown High School boys soccer team in the month of September. Coming out ahead after a six-match West Region road trip would be a tall order for any team. But now three matches in, the Blue Jays are a perfect 3-0. Jamestown took down Bismarck Legacy 1-0 on Thursday at the Bismarck Community Bowl, running its current winning streak to four games. The Blue Jays also improved to 4-2 in the West to take over sole possession of third in the region. The Blue Jays hope the successful march continues on Saturday in Minot.
Jamestown junior defender Lukas Roseanu and freshman midfielder Jaden Christ won't soon forget Tuesday's high school soccer match at Mandan. Both scored their first varsity goals, helping Jamestown upend the Braves 6-1 at Dacotah Centennial Park. "That was cool to see," Jamestown coach Mark Sherfy said. "We got contributions from a number of different guys—five guys scored—and it was a great accomplishment for those two to get their first varsity goals."
Jamestown, fourth in the West Region volleyball standings, took care of No. 3 Bismarck on its home floor on Tuesday. The Blue Jays built a 2-0 lead and closed out the Demons in the fourth for an impressive road win. "It's a nice win for us. We beat a good team tonight," said JHS coach Sara Hegerle. "We controlled the beginning of the match and the end. We fell down in the middle, but came back strong and that was good to see." After winning the first game, the Blue Jays were down five in the second, but rallied all the way back.
Her team hasn't lost a single set so far in 2016, but that doesn't surprise Medina-Pingree-Buchanan volleyball coach Jacie Connell. A summer of hard work and the addition of a key player have the Thunder hoping to build on last year's 30-win season. The team improved to 9-0 overall on Saturday, winning six matches en route to the Napoleon Wentz Tournament championship.
A strong finish to the weekend in Marshall, Minnesota has left the Blue Jay volleyball team feeling optimistic moving forward. Jamestown High School once again held their own at the...
Matt Young led the University of Jamestown cross country teams on Friday at the MSU-Moorhead Twilight Meet. The sophomore from Woodland, Washington, placed 16th out of 65 runners with a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds, helping the Jimmie men place seventh out of eight teams in their first action of the season. "It was OK for our first meet. It was a quality field of mostly Division II schools," UJ coach Ed Crawford said. "We can definitely get better, but overall I was pleased with our first race and getting out there and competing against other teams."
Ben Smith and the Jamestown High School girls swimming and diving team are just beginning to scratch the surface after two duals. The Blue Jays hosted Fargo North on Thursday, and although the team came up just short in the team score the coach is looking at the big picture. So far, he likes what he sees. "We swam some different events today, so it wasn't our strongest lineup," said Smith, as the Spartans topped the Jays 97-89. "But we have our eyes set on working hard toward what we need to do at the WDA and to get to state."
A new chapter in University of Jamestown athletics embarks this weekend. The inaugural season of Jimmie men's hockey gets underway north of the border on Friday and Saturday with a pair of exhibition contests against the University of Manitoba. Manitoba is a staple in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey, which boasts rosters full of both junior and ex-professional players. It's a trial by fire of sorts for the Jimmies. But University of Jamestown head coach Dean Stork doesn't appear as if he'd want it any other way.
Mackenzie Clark is proving she can step up when games are on the line. The senior outside hitter helped Jamestown High School close a pivotal game 2 in sweeping visiting Bismarck St. Mary's 3-0 on Tuesday. Trailing the Saints 22-21, Clark received back-to-back sets from junior Megan Gaffaney and sent both balls to the feet of St. Mary's, turning the game around. Jamestown rolled by the final scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-20.