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Jimmie volleyball slung a rock at Goliath Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa, but the giant stayed standing. Top-ranked and undefeated Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) swept University of Jamestown 3-0 on the second day of pool play at the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship tournament. The Blue Raiders’ Polish freshman, Paulina Sobolewska, posted match highs of 17 kills (.552 hitting) and 16 digs, leading Lindsey Wilson to its 30th win of the season.
Elise Peterson and the Jimmies dug in on day 1 in Sioux City, Iowa. The senior libero scored a match-high 34 digs Tuesday to open NAIA volleyball national tournament pool play against Cornerstone University (Mich.). Jamestown and the Golden Eagles went the distance inside the Tyson Event Center, but the Jimmies rolled to a 15-8 victory in a deciding fifth set to take the match 3-2. Jamestown faces No. 1-ranked and undefeated Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) today at 10 a.m.
Carrington kicked off the Class B girls basketball season Tuesday with a 71-50 victory over the Velva Aggies in Carrington. The Cards were down 26-22 at the half, but McKenzie Johnson (19 points), Kadyn Mehring (17) and Jill Endres (12) all hit double figures in scoring to help the home team eventually cruise by 21. Carrington 71, Velva 50 VEL 10 26 39 50 CAR 12 22 46 71 VEL—Hope Brewer 15, Greta Florence 12, Sydney Larson 8, Rachel Mack 8, Kylie Hildie 2, Kaitlyn Luna 3, Rylee Frantsen 2.
Arizona was kind to University of Jamestown men’s basketball over the weekend. The Jimmies (9-2) d e f e a t - ed Arizona C h r i s t i a n U n i v e r s i t y 100-86 in Phoenix on Friday and (RV) Benedictine University-Mesa 79-69 in Mesa on Saturday. Senior forward Sam Johnson made 5 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 19 points for the Jimmies in their 14-point win over the Firestorm (4-1) to start the weekend. All five Jamestown starters hit double figures in scoring.
Jamestown High School kept rolling Saturday in boys hockey. The Blue Jays dispatched a light-on-numbers Hazen-Beulah team 8-1 at Hazen Winter Sports Arena, receiving at least a point from 10 separate skaters. Jamestown's Leo Halko tallied a goal and a pair of assists, while Parker Stockert found the back of the net twice.
College athletes are expected to bring their 'A' game to national tournaments, but they also can't forget to pack a toothbrush. University of Jamestown volleyball kicks off national pool play Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa facing Cornerstone University (Mich.) at the Tyson Events Center. It's the second year in a row the Jimmies have earned an automatic bid to the NAIA Volleyball National Championship final site and standout middle blocker Haley Glasoe has planned for an extended stay.
It took more than arm tackles to bring down Jamestown High School's Jared Harr this past season. The senior running back churned out 953 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 164 carries during the Blue Jays' first season competing in North Dakota Class AA football. Harr and teammates Zach Petrek, Jared Kallenbach and Aaron Mack all earned all-state recognition for Jamestown, as voted on by state coaches and announced this week.
Sam Johnson is shooting the ball when the Jimmies need a big bucket, and the senior forward has been money. Johnson's fourth 3-pointer of the second half Tuesday came with 90 seconds left and buried visiting Minnesota Crookston at Harold Newman Arena. It handed the University of Jamestown an 86-83 lead after a wild 23-5 run by the Jimmies earlier in the half erased a 17-point deficit, and Jamestown hung on to beat the NCAA Division II Golden Eagles 87-85.
Jamestown High School boys hockey is off to a 1-0 start for a second consecutive season. The Blue Jays received a pair of goals and an assist from senior forward Devin Hofmann Tuesday in Grafton, helping Jamestown top the Spoilers 5-2 in the season opener for the second straight year. Senior Parker Stockert scored unassisted in the second period to breakup a 1-1 tie, and eighth-grader Alex Senf scored his first varsity goal in the third to put the Jays up 3-1. Senior goalie Matthew Schneider made 38 saves.
Jamestown High School ended last year's boys hockey season on a sour note. The Blue Jays were upset 3-2 by Williston in loser-out play of the West Region tournament, ending the team's campaign at 9-14. Jamestown had blanked the Coyotes in two games during the regular season by a combined score of 11-0.