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47th annual Stock Car Stampede At Jamestown Speedway Sept. 21 Heat Race Results WISSOTA Late Models (All advance to the feature) Heat 1: 1. Brad Seng; 2. Matt Smith; 3. Casey Meyer; 4. Eric Edwards; 5. Kevin Robertson; 6. Travis Robertson; 7. Dylan Barnhardt; 8. Craig Rodgers; 9. Adam Fischer. Heat 2: 1. Dustin Strand; 2. Cole Schill; 3. Brody Troftgruben; 4. David Smith; 5. Mike Balcaen; 6. Zach Naastad; 7. Erik Robertson; 8. Wayne Johnson.
Jay Schlotfeldt cashed in a little good fortune with the racing gods Friday night at Jamestown Speedway. The Jamestown driver won the first of five WISSOTA street stock heat races under caution on opening night of the 47th annual Stock Car Stampede, holding off a hard-charging Jeremy Engelhardt as the race ended one lap short of a scheduled 10 laps because of a spin in Turn 4.
Jimmie football's first Great Plains Athletic Conference road trip this weekend will be the farthest they'll ever have to travel for a GPAC game. Doane University is located roughly 30 miles to the southwest of Lincoln, Neb., nearly nine hours and 600 miles from Jamestown. But University of Jamestown head football coach Josh Kittell believes there's plenty of positives that will result from the time spent together. The Jimmies (1-3, 0-2 GPAC) will look to end their three-game skid against the Tigers (2-0, 1-0) tomorrow at 1 p.m.
A 16-year-old Eric Edwards drove onto Jamestown Speedway 14 years ago with the No. 14 proudly displayed on the side of his car. Little did the driver from nearby Edgeley know, but that would be the exact number of years it'd take the man who'd become known as "The Kid" to claim his first track title. Edwards, the 2018 Jamestown Speedway IMCA modified track champion, will now be gunning for a victory in the 47th annual Jamestown Speedway Stock Car Stampede beginning tomorrow, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.
Jamestown High School's home boys soccer match against Bismarck High, originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, has been postponed to Saturday, Sept. 29, because of weather. The rescheduled match at Rotary Field will begin with JV at noon and the varsity match to follow at 2 p.m.
Dru Fitz's gritty performance on the mound Wednesday night allowed University of Jamestown to claw its way back to victory at Jack Brown Stadium. Fitz tossed 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball in relief, helping the Jimmies evaporate a 6-1 deficit against rival Valley City State University and walk off with a 7-6 victory in the bottom of the ninth. The Jimimes improved to 1-1 on the fall following Tuesday's 13-8 loss at Mayville State. Jamestown hosts Mayville State this Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.
University of Jamestown football has been stripped of all its victories from the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) informed the university on Sept. 10 it would be vacating all six wins achieved by Jamestown in football from 2016-2017. University of Jamestown athletics director Sean Johnson said Wednesday the penalty is a result of a pair of separate player ineligibility infractions committed by the program.
City Bowling 6 Clockerette (Sept. 18) Central Business 856 878 917 -- 2651 Dollhouse Rentals 861 887 881 -- 2629 Second Ave. Salon 851 787 807 -- 2445 Klein’s Collision 848 877 845 -- 2570 Central Plains Ag. 803 840 838 -- 2482 T&S Derbies 842 845 805 -- 2502 High series: Kathy Nelson 494. High games: Nelson 185. 180 or above: Leann Christensen 181.
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GPAC Football 6 Standings Team GPAC Over. (5) Northwestern, Iowa 2-0 3-0 (RV) Briar Cliff, Iowa 1-0 3-0 (2) Morningside, Iowa 1-0 3-0 Concordia, Neb. 1-0 2-0 Doane, Neb. 1-0 2-0 Hastings, Neb. 0-1 2-1 (RV) Midland, Neb. 0-1 2-1 Dordt, Iowa 0-1 1-1 Dakota Wesleyan, S.D. 0-1 1-2 Jamestown 0-2 1-3 Sept. 15 Concordia 16, Jamestown 13 (2) Morningside 66, Dakota Wesleyan 13. Doane 24, Dordt 21. (5) Northwestern 49, (24) Midland 20. (RV) Briar Cliff 26, Hastings 14. Sept. 22