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Class A Girls State Golf Meet At Jamestown Country Club Final team scores 1. Bismarck Century 332-329--661; 2. Minot 345-334--679; 3. Fargo Shanley 358-354--712; 4. (tie) Mandan 365-351--716; Grand Forks Red River 354-362--716; 6. West Fargo Sheyenne 361-357--718; 7. Williston 372-361--733; 8. Bismarck St. Mary's 372-367--739; 9. Fargo North 381-366--747; 10. Jamestown 386-369--755; 11. Fargo Davies 389-368--757; 12. Grand Forks Central 420-404--824. Final Top 10 individuals
The Jimmies women's golf team shaved 17 strokes off its opening round Tuesday at the Great Plains Athletic Conference fall qualifier in Vermillion, S.D. As a result, University of Jamestown sits second through the first 36 holes at 79-over-par 655, 50 strokes back of tournament leader Morningside. The final 36 holes will be played this April 26-27 at York Country Club in York, Neb.
Soccer splits at Midland The Jimmie men's soccer team used an Aaron Pike goal in the 100th minute Saturday in Fremont, Neb., to top the Warriors 2-1 in overtime. Jamestown put five shots on goal and made two of them, outshooting Midland 9-8 overall and handing the Warriors their first GPAC loss of the season. After falling behind 1-0, Jamestown's Eric Fairthlough sent the equalizer into the net in the 80th minute.
University of Jamestown football lost an overtime heartbreaker in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday. The Jimmies piled up 417 yards of total offense on 78 plays, dominating time of possession 48:07 to 24:51, but were daggered by Midland University in the extra frame after being tied 28-28 at the end of regulation.
University of Jamestown women's volleyball had seventh-ranked Midland University on the ropes Saturday at Harold Newman Arena. But trailing the Jimmies 2-0 in the match, an ice-cold display of composure by the Warriors resulted in an impressive comeback. Midland erupted to hit .462 in the third and take the set 25-16, before committing just three attacking errors over the final two frames to roll 25-11, 15-8 in a 3-2 win over the Jimmies. Midland, who improved to 16-3 overall and 8-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, moved to 3-0 in five-set matches in 2018.
Not a lot comes easy in Great Plains Athletic Conference women's volleyball, and the Jimmies were forced to pull up their bootstraps hosting Concordia (Neb.) Friday night at Harold Newman Arena. Looking to breeze to a sweep, University of Jamestown was instead forced to rifle off a 14-2 run to win a come-from-behind third set. The Jimmies improved to 14-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-21 victory over the Bulldogs.
Nobody was challenging Doug Beaudoin to a friendly game of anything back in 1971. Unless, of course, said challenger was up for a butt whooping. "I could beat just about anybody at anything," Beaudoin said. "Skiing, golf, pingpong. Whatever you wanted to play, I would beat you."
Max Kupitz's first career varsity goal was the match winner, Jaden Christ notched his second hat trick of the season, and Blue Jay boys soccer is no longer winless in the state. Jamestown High School rolled past Bismarck Legacy 5-3 at Rotary Field on Tuesday, lifting a visible weight that had been bearing down on the Blue Jays all fall. The victory was the team's second in 2018 after defeating Crookston, Minn., 3-2 on the east side of the Red River back on Aug. 28.
University of Jamestown moved to 11-0 against Presentation College in women's volleyball since 2013 on Tuesday night in Aberdeen, S.D. The Jimmies rolled 3-0 over the Saints, but 10 hitting errors in a sloppy, 25-23 victory in the second set should give Jamestown some motivation heading into a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference matches this weekend. The Jimmies host Concordia at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and seventh-ranked Midland at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, both at Harold Newman Arena.
Jamestown High School's volleyball team left Bismarck with a bitter taste in its mouth Tuesday. The Jays were swept 3-0 by Bismarck Legacy after winning four of their last five matches and falling to the Sabers in a hard-fought 3-2 loss at Jerry Meyer Arena back on Sept. 27. Blue Jay coach Sara Hegerle was hoping for a better showing than what the scoreboard read in the capital city.