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Isabel Wedell and the 19th-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team took it to Bellevue University Friday night in Nebraska. Wedell posted a team-high nine kills and a hitting percentage of .533 in leading the Jimmies to a 3-0 sweep of the 23rd-ranked Bruins. Jamestown rolled 25-21, 25-15, 25-23. "I thought we were the stronger team right now," University of Jamestown coach Jon Hegerle said. "They're a very talented team, and we just knew we didn't want to let them get going on us and dictate the tempo of the game, which I thought we did a good job at."
Teams can't fall asleep across from Megan Gaffaney. Jamestown High School's floor general on the volleyball court scored 12 kills Friday against Dickinson at Jerry Meyer Arena, and Gaffaney caught the Midgets napping with at least a half-dozen of them. The Jays' senior setter also finished with 39 assists, helping Jamestown defeat Dickinson 3-1 with one regular-season match left to play Monday. "Transition plays especially, when they're all still scrambling. I like to dump it over I guess," Gaffaney said. "Just get them out of system, something else to look at."
A Saturday afternoon playoff game has eluded Ernie Gates Field and Jamestown High School for decades. The last one? Darin Erstad kicked a 27-yard field goal, bombed a 74-yard punt, intercepted a pass and caught a touchdown against Dickinson on Oct. 26, 1991. Area sports fans should remember that weekend quite well. Kirby Puckett and the Minnesota Twins were busy beating the Atlanta Braves in a wild seven-game World Series.
Mother Nature tossed a curveball Thursday into Jamestown High School's planned girls double dual in the pool. Winter weather east of Jamestown forced Fargo Shanley to stay home, but Wahpeton successfully made the trek. The Blue Jays outscored a thin Huskies team 153-16 on senior night. "We had a great atmosphere today with senior night, and that was really fun for the girls," Jamestown coach Ben Smith said. "There were a lot of positive attitudes and impressive swims and dives."
It wasn't the prettiest sweep of the season, but the result stood just the same for Jamestown High School The Blue Jays defeated Bismarck St. Mary's 25-17, 27-25, 25-21 Thursday on the volleyball court in Bismarck. But the Saints made Jamestown battle, especially in the second set. Trailing 6-0 early and 24-21 late, the Jays were able to muster a midnight-hour rally to win in extra points.
A long field goal last Saturday in Grafton by Connor Fuchs was the spark Jamestown High School was in search of heading into the postseason. The senior booted a wind-aided, 44-yard three-pointer through the goalposts and the Blue Jays sprang to life. Jamestown running back Jared Harr scored the next four touchdowns of the game, helping the Blue Jays demolish the Spoilers 52-15. "It wasn't until Connor's kick sailed through that it's like, we woke up," Jamestown coach Bill Nelson said. "We went three-and-out on defense, got the ball and went right back down and scored.
When Henrique Lucena-Pires wasn't scoring goals Wednesday night, he was setting them up. The senior midfielder from Porto Alegre, Brazil, dazzled with a pair of goals and two assists for the University of Jamestown men's soccer team in a hard-fought 5-2 victory over Presentation College at Rotary Field.
Connie Contreras owned 29 career collegiate goals scored for 41 seconds Wednesday night at Rotary Field. The University of Jamestown senior midfielder wasted absolutely zero time burying No. 30 during senior night against visiting Presentation College. Contreras received a feed from Briana DeStefano in the opening minute that placed her behind the defense and Contreras delivered. The Jimmies ultimately cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Saints.
Haley Glasoe and the 19th-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team were a handful Tuesday night in Aberdeen. The senior middle blocker posted 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .714, helping the Jimmies hit .328 as a team in a 3-0 sweep of Presentation College. Set scores for the match were 25-11, 25-19, 25-17. Morgan Hensch posted 15 kills for Jamestown, which improved to 16-7 overall and 9-2 in North Star Athletic Association conference play. Whitney King added 28 assists and Elise Peterson turned up 20 digs in the winning effort.
LAMOURE, N.D.—Medina-Pingree-Buchanan's Taylor Sabinash was at a loss for words Tuesday night in LaMoure. But handing a two-time defending state volleyball champion its first loss in 62 matches would probably leave anyone speechless. Sabinash scored a string of three straight kills in a decisive fifth set against LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, helping lift the Thunder to a 3-2 victory over the Loboes.