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University of Jamestown's Chase Thometz dazzled on the mound Wednesday at Jack Brown Stadium. The senior from Sandy, Ore. pitched eight innings and struck out 13 batters, helping the Jimmies beat Valley City State for a third time this fall, 4-2. Thometz gave up just one hit all night—a two-run homer to the Vikings' Emmanuel Leyva in the second inning.
University of Jamestown's recent unbeaten streak on the pitch came to an end Tuesday at Jimmie Soccer Field. University of Mary goalkeeper Ludvig Rhodin and the Marauder backs posted a clean sheet in a 3-0 shutout of the Jimmies. The NCAA Division II Marauders received a pair of goals from freshman Joel McIlroy, which included a penalty kick in the 65th minute. Jamestown was shown four of seven total yellow cards during a match that saw 21 fouls called, and Jimmie head coach Tommy Nienhaus calmly voiced his displeasure with that after the match.
Kaitlin Mullowney ran up the leaderboard Tuesday at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. Then the tears ran down her face. "My last hole was very emotional," Mullowney said. "I didn't think it was going to be that bad until coach (Tracy Gustafson) came up and hugged me. "We just balled together. But it's all good now."
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan senior middle hitter Taylor Sabinash surpassed 1,000 career kills Tuesday night in Medina. Her 15 kills helped the Thunder top Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 3-1 in Class B volleyball. Halle Uehran (21) and Megan Moser (15) combined for 36 more kills for M-P-B, while Alexa Young's 12 led the Imperials. NGS 25 19 17 20 MPB 22 25 25 25 NGS leaders—Aces: Kassie Breidenbach 5. Kills: Alexa Young 12, Kaylin Weigel 8. Blocks: Young 4. Assists: Abigail Bitz 29. Digs: Markenna Feist 20, Weigel 17.
Jaden Yackley has been working on staying relaxed in the batter's box this fall. Mission accomplished. University of Jamestown's junior third baseman from Lynnwood, Wash. entered Monday's contest against Mayville State hitting safely seven times in 14 at bats through three games. Yackley went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and an RBI double from the leadoff spot, helping the Jimmies defeat the Comets 7-0 at Jack Brown Stadium.
Jamestown High School's Mara LeFevre took the pressure off herself Monday in Grand Forks and just played golf. The senior led the Blue Jays with a 13-over par 85 on a blustery opening day at the Class A state girls golf tournament at King's Walk. LeFevre sits tied for 19th individually, while the Blue Jays' team score of 361 is seventh best, heading into today's final round. "Despite the wind my drives were all pretty straight and in the middle of the fairway, which was nice," LeFevre said. "My putting distances were also really good."
It's hard to predict just how the legs will react after the long bus ride to Williston. But the Blue Jay boys tennis team dug deep Saturday against the Coyotes, picking up a solid late-season dual win 5-4. Jamestown locked up the fourth seed for this week's West Region dual tournament in Bismarck with the victory.
Dakota State's Hagen Hines makes plays when plays break down. The sophomore running back should have been stopped for a loss on a 3rd-and-1 from University of Jamestown's 6-yard line Saturday at Rollie Greeno Field. But by pitching the ball back to quarterback Jacob Giles, who strolled into the end zone to tie the game at 14-14 with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Trojans spoiled the Jimmies' homecoming. Hines ran in a 12-yard touchdown shortly thereafter in overtime, lifting Dakota State past Jamestown 20-14.
Sam Johnson might have summed up the grand opening of Harold Newman Arena best Friday evening. "We never really had a home ... and here it is," said University of Jamestown's homecoming king and senior member of the men's basketball team. "It feels like a different culture. "It just warms my heart that everyone is just so happy for what we have here, and I'm more than happy to be fortunate enough to play in something like this."
The victory bells were ringing Friday night in northeast Jamestown. University of Jamestown is 1-0 in the brand new Harold Newman Arena. The Jimmie volleyball team didn't disappoint arguably the largest home crowd in UJ volleyball history, christening its new home by dominating 19th-ranked Bellevue University 3-1. "It was crazy," said Jamestown sophomore hitter Isabel Wedell, who led the Jimmies with 12 kills. "We were so excited to play here. The atmosphere, we knew it was going to be distracting, but it was also going to give us a lot of energy and we used it."