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Jamestown High School tries to make sure it outworks opponents every week on the football field. Having allowed opposing offenses to an average of just under 12 points per game this season seems to indicate the Blue Jays have been doing their job. Jamestown hosts Wahpeton tonight at 7 in a battle between No. 3 and No. 4 in Class 2A. "We just gotta come out and give it everything we've got all the time," Jamestown junior safety Jared Kallenbach said. "That's been our motto all year."
Defenders generally don't fare too well against a well-timed Morgan Hensch swing. That held true again Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena. The senior outside hitter led a balanced University of Jamestown attack with nine kills in a 3-0 conference sweep of Presentation College on the volleyball court. "I just want to be on my side all the time. Let's go with that," said Hensch, who may have hinted sympathy with opposing blockers. "And, not because of me either, but because of our team and everything that we've been working towards. I think it really showed this game."
University of Jamestown's Chase Thometz dazzled on the mound Wednesday at Jack Brown Stadium. The senior from Sandy, Ore. pitched eight innings and struck out 13 batters, helping the Jimmies beat Valley City State for a third time this fall, 4-2. Thometz gave up just one hit all night—a two-run homer to the Vikings' Emmanuel Leyva in the second inning.
University of Jamestown's recent unbeaten streak on the pitch came to an end Tuesday at Jimmie Soccer Field. University of Mary goalkeeper Ludvig Rhodin and the Marauder backs posted a clean sheet in a 3-0 shutout of the Jimmies. The NCAA Division II Marauders received a pair of goals from freshman Joel McIlroy, which included a penalty kick in the 65th minute. Jamestown was shown four of seven total yellow cards during a match that saw 21 fouls called, and Jimmie head coach Tommy Nienhaus calmly voiced his displeasure with that after the match.
Kaitlin Mullowney ran up the leaderboard Tuesday at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. Then the tears ran down her face. "My last hole was very emotional," Mullowney said. "I didn't think it was going to be that bad until coach (Tracy Gustafson) came up and hugged me. "We just balled together. But it's all good now."
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan senior middle hitter Taylor Sabinash surpassed 1,000 career kills Tuesday night in Medina. Her 15 kills helped the Thunder top Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 3-1 in Class B volleyball. Halle Uehran (21) and Megan Moser (15) combined for 36 more kills for M-P-B, while Alexa Young's 12 led the Imperials. NGS 25 19 17 20 MPB 22 25 25 25 NGS leaders—Aces: Kassie Breidenbach 5. Kills: Alexa Young 12, Kaylin Weigel 8. Blocks: Young 4. Assists: Abigail Bitz 29. Digs: Markenna Feist 20, Weigel 17.
Jaden Yackley has been working on staying relaxed in the batter's box this fall. Mission accomplished. University of Jamestown's junior third baseman from Lynnwood, Wash. entered Monday's contest against Mayville State hitting safely seven times in 14 at bats through three games. Yackley went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and an RBI double from the leadoff spot, helping the Jimmies defeat the Comets 7-0 at Jack Brown Stadium.
Jamestown High School's Mara LeFevre took the pressure off herself Monday in Grand Forks and just played golf. The senior led the Blue Jays with a 13-over par 85 on a blustery opening day at the Class A state girls golf tournament at King's Walk. LeFevre sits tied for 19th individually, while the Blue Jays' team score of 361 is seventh best, heading into today's final round. "Despite the wind my drives were all pretty straight and in the middle of the fairway, which was nice," LeFevre said. "My putting distances were also really good."
It's hard to predict just how the legs will react after the long bus ride to Williston. But the Blue Jay boys tennis team dug deep Saturday against the Coyotes, picking up a solid late-season dual win 5-4. Jamestown locked up the fourth seed for this week's West Region dual tournament in Bismarck with the victory.
Dakota State's Hagen Hines makes plays when plays break down. The sophomore running back should have been stopped for a loss on a 3rd-and-1 from University of Jamestown's 6-yard line Saturday at Rollie Greeno Field. But by pitching the ball back to quarterback Jacob Giles, who strolled into the end zone to tie the game at 14-14 with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Trojans spoiled the Jimmies' homecoming. Hines ran in a 12-yard touchdown shortly thereafter in overtime, lifting Dakota State past Jamestown 20-14.