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Jamestown senior Jadee Lange has an attitude coaches love to have in a player. Her average (.441) and on-base percentage (.505) is near the top of the list for the 17-11 Blue Jay softball team. The Jays swept the visiting Mandan Braves 20-1 and 12-7 at Trapper Field on Saturday, and a bases-clearing double by Lange in game 2 was a big reason why. Trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth, Lange squared one up to left field and scored Mariah Wick, Brooke Krapp and Olivia Nihill to tie the game at six-all. The pendulum had swung.
Seven-thousandths of a second and thirty-three-hundredths. Those were the margins of victory in the WISSOTA classes during Jamestown Speedway's opening night on Saturday. Edgeley's Eric Edwards edged Minot's Zach Dockter by .007 seconds in the 20-lap WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, and Rory Opp continued his Jamestown dominance in the Street Stocks by beating Justin Vogel, of Brooten, Minn., to the line by .033 in their 20-lap main event.
A solid effort on Thursday has put the Jimmie women into the lead of the North Star Athletic Association outdoor track and field championships being held at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. The University of Jamestown has won three of the first six events, which includes setting a new conference meet record time in the 3,200-meter relay, and is currently resting at 55 total points, just ahead of Viterbo University (50) and Dickinson State University (33). The meet concludes today at Waldorf's Beebe Track.
Dwight Wegner has witnessed 40 years of racing evolve from the driver's seat at Jamestown Speedway. The veteran wheelman will contribute more to that history on Saturday when the track kicks off an entire season of sanctioned IMCA Modifieds for the first time. This year's season opener formally ends a 28-year run of WISSOTA Modifieds at the quarter-mile, high-banked dirt oval. IMCA Modifieds have replaced the WISSOTA A-mods moving forward, which had been the speedway's weekly main attraction since the 1988 season.
The Jimmies' softball season is on the line today at noon in South Dakota. After splitting a pair of contests during Friday's opening day of the double-elimination North Star Athletic Association tournament being held at Aberdeen's Players Softball Complex, the University of Jamestown (33-14) needs a win today over Waldorf (18-28) to keep its season alive. A win over the Warriors would send the Jimmies to face Valley City State (38-11) in semifinal action this afternoon at 2.
Sydney Soulis made Jamestown High School softball history in Belcourt on Saturday. The sophomore catcher reached a career offensive milestone by becoming the first Blue Jay to hit for the cycle. Soulis went a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run, a single, double and triple during Jamestown's 18-2 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Turtle Mountain Community High School. Jamestown rolled the Bravettes in the first game as well, winning 28-7. In all, Soulis batted 6-for-7 with three doubles and five RBI.
A scheduled nine-inning college baseball game north of the border made it to just seven on Wednesday. No.10-ranked University of Jamestown dismantled the University of Winnipeg 25-2 in the Jimmies' first trip to Manitoba's capital city. It was the seventh meeting between the Jimmies and Wesmen dating back to fall ball, and the orange and black improved to 7-0 by a now combined score of 83-14 over their Canadian counterpart. Wednesday's single game was a non-North Star Athletic Association meeting.
The Blue Jay girls fastpitch softball team took care of business on the road Friday. Jamestown swept the Mandan Braves 16-11 and 8-1 in a pair of West Region contests in Mandan, improving to 8-6 on the season. The Jays sprayed the ball all over the field to start the day. The visitors scored 10 runs in the first three innings and led 13-4 into the bottom of the fifth.
Alexa Kudrna’s perfect crossing-pass to Emily Reiten resulted in Jamestown High School’s first goal of the soccer season on Tuesday night at Rotary Field. There should be plenty more to...
It was a record-setting weekend for the University of Jamestown's Hanna Dunnigan in Forest City, Iowa. The junior southpaw from Regina, Saskatchewan, became the school's all-time strikeout leader in women's fastpitch softball, while also tying the Jimmies' single-game strikeout record with 14 punchouts. It all unfolded at Waldorf University's Al Buckley Field on Saturday and Sunday. The Jimmies traveled south for a pair of North Star Athletic Association games against both the Warriors and Presentation College.