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A strong finish to the weekend in Marshall, Minnesota has left the Blue Jay volleyball team feeling optimistic moving forward. Jamestown High School once again held their own at the...
Matt Young led the University of Jamestown cross country teams on Friday at the MSU-Moorhead Twilight Meet. The sophomore from Woodland, Washington, placed 16th out of 65 runners with a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds, helping the Jimmie men place seventh out of eight teams in their first action of the season. "It was OK for our first meet. It was a quality field of mostly Division II schools," UJ coach Ed Crawford said. "We can definitely get better, but overall I was pleased with our first race and getting out there and competing against other teams."
Ben Smith and the Jamestown High School girls swimming and diving team are just beginning to scratch the surface after two duals. The Blue Jays hosted Fargo North on Thursday, and although the team came up just short in the team score the coach is looking at the big picture. So far, he likes what he sees. "We swam some different events today, so it wasn't our strongest lineup," said Smith, as the Spartans topped the Jays 97-89. "But we have our eyes set on working hard toward what we need to do at the WDA and to get to state."
A new chapter in University of Jamestown athletics embarks this weekend. The inaugural season of Jimmie men's hockey gets underway north of the border on Friday and Saturday with a pair of exhibition contests against the University of Manitoba. Manitoba is a staple in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey, which boasts rosters full of both junior and ex-professional players. It's a trial by fire of sorts for the Jimmies. But University of Jamestown head coach Dean Stork doesn't appear as if he'd want it any other way.
Mackenzie Clark is proving she can step up when games are on the line. The senior outside hitter helped Jamestown High School close a pivotal game 2 in sweeping visiting Bismarck St. Mary's 3-0 on Tuesday. Trailing the Saints 22-21, Clark received back-to-back sets from junior Megan Gaffaney and sent both balls to the feet of St. Mary's, turning the game around. Jamestown rolled by the final scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-20.
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...