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It didn't take defensive specialist Hannah Schiele long to put her own mark on Jamestown High School's back row. The junior helped lead the Blue Jay volleyball team to its first West Region victory of the season on Friday, posting 24 digs in a 3-0 sweep over the visiting Minot Majettes. Schiele recorded 51 digs during Tuesday's five-set loss against Bismarck Legacy, which was good for third all-time in the Blue Jay single-match record book. "I didn't know that until just now, so it feels amazing," Schiele said after Friday's victory. "That's awesome."
Eighth-grader Meghan Ford continued to shine for the Blue Jays in Breckenridge, Minnesota on Thursday. The ninth-ranked North Dakota high school girls cross country runner finished second individually for Jamestown during the Don Haugen/Deb Christopher Memorial, leading the Blue Jays to a third-place finish. Ford's time of 19 minutes, 40.34 seconds was second to Peyton Frolek of Sargent Central-Lidgerwood. Frolek crossed in 18:48.64. Jaymee George (21:29.99) finished 15th and Amanda Sargeant (21:38.02) placed 18th for the Blue Jays.
Alex Bennett and the rest of the Jamestown High school boys soccer team's goal is simple. Get to the Class A state tournament for the first time in eight years. The Blue Jays wrapped up a six-match home stand to start the season on Thursday with a 2-0 victory over Crookston, Minnesota. The win improved Jamestown to 2-3-1 overall with a five-match road trip now looming. "I think we're still optimistic," said Bennett, a senior captain and midfielder for the Jays. "We had a rough run with the two Bismarck teams we played, but I think we can definitely turn it around."
It's not easy to start conference play by escaping an unfriendly gym with an early-season victory. But that's what visiting Bismarck Legacy was able to accomplish on the volleyball court Tuesday night at Jamestown High School. The Sabers survived a nail-biter, defeating the Blue Jays in five games.
It wasn’t where the Blue Jays finished, it’s how they finished. Jamestown High School’s girls golf team placed sixth at the Minot Invite on Monday. But the team was able...
Both have been in the racing game for more than 40 years, and both are still bringing fans to their feet. John Corell dazzled late to win his second IMCA Modified feature of the week, and Marlyn Seidler claimed a second track championship in as many nights on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway. Corell went from fifth to first over the final nine laps on a smooth, multiple-lane racing surface. The 61-year-old Jamestown native was racing $2,000 richer after claiming victory last Sunday during the IMCA Sanders Modified Tour Challenge in Glyndon, Minnesota.
Somebody needs to pinch Billy Carow. The Jamestown Bomber driver is wrapping up a racing season that would qualify for dream status. He won his second track championship in as many nights on Saturday at Jamestown Speedway, claiming his ninth top five finish in 12 shows. Carow was also crowned track champion at West Fargo's Red River Valley Speedway on Friday, winning his sixth feature of the summer there. "It's been an unbelievable season," Carow said. "I would have never expected this."
Lucas Rodin is reaching the home stretch to one of his finest seasons on the track. The WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver from Marion can reach a milestone at Jamestown Speedway tonight, if he's able to hold on for what would be his first career track title. Season championships begin at 7. "It'll take some luck to get it done (tonight), but the car has been working real good," Rodin said. "It'll be fun, for sure."
The biggest senior class Ben Smith has ever had is also sure to be one of the most poignant. Entering his sixth season as coach of the Jamestown High School girls swimming and diving team, seniors on this year's squad were seventh-graders when Smith took over the reigns. The Blue Jays begin the season today hosting Grand Forks Central at 11 a.m. "These girls have been with me the past five years, and now going on six," Smith said. "I've been with them from start to finish, and it's really been fun to see them mature and grow in the sport."
Positives were sprinkled in with a few negatives for the No. 25-ranked University of Jamestown volleyball team in Orange City, Iowa on Friday. Once again opening the season at the annual Red Raider Classic, the Jimmies took down Briar Cliff (Iowa) 3-1 before falling 3-1 to Doane (Neb). The Jimmies play two more today. "There were some real positives, we just need to put it all together," Jimmies head coach Jon Hegerle said. "It's what we expect when we come down here to start the season."