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Jimmie baseball suffered its first loss of the season Friday, March 2, in Springfield, Mo. The bats were quiet for University of Jamestown in a 3-2 loss at Evangel University. But the Jimmies responded, winning the second game of a four-game weekend series 8-2 against the Crusaders. The Jimmies and the Crusaders play a second twinbill Saturday starting at noon. "We were able to get guys on, get them over and get them in, in game 2," said University of Jamestown head coach Tom Hager. "In game 1 we struggled with getting them in."
MINOT—Halle Uehran and the Medina-Pingree-Buchanan girls basketball team made a statement Thursday, March 1, at the Minot State University Dome. Uehran filled the stat sheet for the second-ranked Thunder in the opening round of the North Dakota Class B girls state tournament against Watford City. The 6-foot-3 senior center scored 17 points and produced seven rebounds, seven blocks and five assists in the Thunder's 62-20 victory over the Wolves. M-P-B plays Grant County in Friday's semifinals at 8:15 p.m
Nothing is a given during the Class B boys basketball postseason. Carrington was pushed to the limit during the District 5 tournament played Feb. 23-26 at the Jamestown Civic Center. But the sixth-ranked Cardinals prevailed, winning the district championship 78-68 over Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier in coach Tim Ranum's second year heading up the program. The Cardinals (19-2) will play Kidder County (11-10) in the Region 3 tournament quarterfinals Monday, March 5, back at the Civic Center.
University of Jamestown's bats remained hot Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Hillsboro, Kansas. Jimmie baseball bashed 18 hits in a 15-6 trouncing of 16th-ranked Tabor College (Kan.). Quinn Irey smashed a two-run home run in the ninth inning, part of a three-hit day for the Jimmie senior catcher from Bismarck. The Jimmies' Scooter Turin, Drake Pilat and Jaden Yackley also produced three hits each in the contest. Jamestown (10-0) opened the spring Tuesday with victories over Northwestern College (Iowa) and Baker University.
University of Jamestown's Kaiann Arellano should be in the hunt for a top-five finish in the women's indoor pentathlon starting today, March 1, in Pittsburg, Kan. The Jimmie senior, and former Jamestown Blue Jay, is one of seven University of Jamestown athletes competing in this weekend's NAIA indoor track and field national championships. Arellano returns to indoor nationals a two-time All-American after placing eighth in the pentathlon and seventh in the high jump last season.
Jimmie women's basketball will rekindle an old postseason flame in the opening round of the NAIA Division II national tournament. University of Jamestown will play Cardinal Stritch University (Wisc.) at 10:15 a.m. next Wednesday, March 7, to open play at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Jimmies and the Wolves from Milwaukee have a history.
Tom Hager's boys were ready to rake Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Baldwin City, Kan. University of Jamestown jumped all over Northwestern College (Iowa) to open its spring portion of the NAIA college baseball season. The Jimmies scored seven runs on six hits in the top of the first inning, cruising to a 15-5, seven-inning victory over the Red Raiders. Jamestown wrapped up the day with a 6-3 win in seven innings over Baker (Kan.), improving to a perfect 9-0. The Jimmies went 7-0 in the fall.
Halle Uehran has memories of past North Dakota Class B state basketball tournaments, just none of her own. Some aren't even memories of the sport she plays. "I remember in 2006 when our boys went," said the Medina-Pingree-Buchanan girls basketball senior post, referring to Pingree-Buchanan-Kensal's sixth-place finish 12 years ago at the state 'B' boys tourney. "I was 6 years old, but I was still pumped."
Kennedy Henningsgard's final seven minutes Sunday, Feb. 25, at Harold Newman Arena made the difference. The Valley City State University senior guard converted 7 of 7 at the foul line and produced nine of the final 12 points scored by the Vikings in the championship game of the North Star Athletic Association women's basketball conference tournament. Valley City State won the NSAA tournament title 63-57 over rival University of Jamestown. "Lot's of emotions right now. I'm so happy how our team performed," Henningsgard said. "We came and did what we were supposed to do.
University of Jamestown women's basketball flexed its depth yet again during the semifinals of the North Star Athletic Association conference tournament. Freshman forward Mackenzie Sparby led three Jimmies off the bench in double-digit scoring Saturday, Feb. 24, at Harold Newman Arena. The 6-foot Sparby just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds, helping Jamestown defeat Mayville State 80-61 at Harold Newman Arena and tie a single-season Jimmie record with the team's 29th win.