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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."
Football and traveling trophies go together like best friends. But more than that, they're just plain cool. Jamestown High and Valley City will battle for the Iron Helmet when the rivalry resumes this evening in Valley. The first high school football game between the neighboring communities in 16 years begins at 7 p.m. "It's fun. A little something extra to play for," Jamestown coach Bill Nelson said. "It's kinda cool."
Jamestown High School took care of business at Rotary Field Thursday night. The Blue Jay boys soccer team locked up the West Region's fourth seed, defeating Bismarck Legacy 2-1. The Jays finish the regular season Tuesday hosting Minot and will play a state-qualifier against either Bismarck St. Mary's or Mandan at noon on Oct. 7 at the West Region tournament.
Tyson Brouwer was pulled from the goal in the final minute Thursday at John L. Wilson Arena, but the Jimmies couldn't capitalize with a man advantage all night. University of Jamestown went 0-for-5 on the power play in its home opener against second-ranked Minot State. The Beavers defeated the Jimmies 1-0, as the two-game series wraps up today in Minot.
It was all Jimmies during the North Star Athletic Association conference golf championships Monday and Tuesday at Bully Pulpit in Medora. University of Jamestown's Annie Nelson dominated the fall portion of the women's tournament, finishing in the lead by eight strokes. The senior from Bismarck fired a two-round 149, helping Jamestown top Viterbo University in the team standings 672 to 676. The Jimmies' Zach Gomez went low during day 2 of the men's tournament. The freshman from Colorado carded a 4-under par 68 Tuesday to lead a 1-2-3 Jamestown individual finish.
Austin Shafer and the Blue Jay boys soccer team collected three big West Region points Tuesday in Mandan. Shafer scored two goals and assisted on a third in a 3-0 sweep of the Mandan Braves. Mandan came to Rotary Field on Sept. 5 and beat the Blue Jays 3-2. "We prepared for the kind of game that we expected to see, and it turned out that the guys were ready," Jamestown coach Mark Sherfy said. "Our boys came to play today. They knew what they needed to get done and they played a full 80 minutes."
Elise Peterson believes this Friday's historic night at Harold Newman Arena will be electric. The University of Jamestown will break in its brand-new, 61,000-square-foot arena when the senior defensive specialist and the rest of the 23rd-ranked Jimmie volleyball team takes the court against 19th-ranked Bellevue University. A new era in University of Jamestown athletics begins at 7 p.m.
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan improved to 12-1 on the volleyball court Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep over visiting Linton-HMB in Medina. Halle Uehran posted match-highs in both kills (18) and digs (17) for the Thunder. Taylor Sabinash added 16 kills and Hannah Bohl posted 40 assists in the winning effort. The Lions received eight kills from Sadie Bosch and 22 assists from Bailey Hulm. LHMB 17 23 23 MPB 25 25 25