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The week before the 2017 Class A volleyball state tournament, Jamestown High School's Abby Kallenbach started to develop a severe cough. The now senior on the Blue Jay volleyball team went to the doctor the Monday before the tournament was set to begin in Fargo, just to get some medicine to address the issue. The next day—two days before she and the Jays were to play—Kallenbach found out it wasn't going to be just a quick fix.
Late into University of Jamestown's Friday night hockey game, the Jimmies were pressing hard for a tying goal against Arizona State University. Jamestown had opportunities, like when Jeremy McNeil hit the crossbar with 6 minutes remaining, or when Phoenix McElroy-Scott was stopped on an opportunity in close with 1 minute, 44 seconds left. But the Jimmies came up short, which left a lot of frustration in the faces leaving the ice.
As the final buzzer sounded Friday night at John L. Wilson Arena, there was a lot of frustrated faces on the University of Jamestown hockey team. The Jimmies played well enough to win, outshooting Arizona State University 33-30, but putting the puck in the back of the net became the issue as the Sun Devils defeated Jamestown 4-3 during the first of two games between the two teams. Game 2 is tonight at 7 p.m.
Williston High School came into Friday's West Region volleyball tournament loser-out game against Jamestown with a 9-27 record, including being swept twice against the Blue Jays. Even with the success Jamestown's had against Williston, the Blue Jays would be dealing with a home Coyote crowd, the school band and not many familiar faces 300 miles away from home.
University of Nevada Las Vegas hockey brought its speed Thursday to John L. Wilson Arena and the University of Jamestown was playing catch up all night. The Rebels found the back of the net six times as they steadily routed the Jimmies 6-1 during the first of three home contests this weekend in town. Jamestown plays Arizona State in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Jamestown High School volleyball proved beating Bismarck High was a doable task, after defeating the Demons 2-1 during a three-set tournament match at the Fargo Scheels Invitational on Oct. 6. But the Blue Jays had yet to defeat Bismarck High in a full match coming into Thursday's West Region tournament in Williston, after losing 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-16, 30-28) during a two-point match on Sept. 27.
Kenzie Carlson knows there isn't much room for error in the 50-yard freestyle swimming event. For example, the Jamestown High School junior placed third in the event during last weekend's West Region meet, falling to Bismarck Century's Paige Keller by a mere 0.19 seconds for second. Keller holds the 10th quickest time in the event, but 15 others are all roughly within five-tenths of her season best. "If you mess up on even a foot turn or something it'll cost half a second and you're down 5-10 places," Carlson said.
University of Jamestown women's basketball coach Thad Sankey approached senior forward Marina Nowak Wednesday morning and asked her: "In what ways can you score the basketball?" Nowak responded with: "'I can do it from the high post and I work well with Jenna Doyle." The talk must've worked as the senior had a career night of 24 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as the Jimmies defeated Briar Cliff University 65-51 at Harold Newman Arena.
When Kameron Selvig took over as the setter, or quarterback, of the Jamestown High School volleyball team this season, there was bound to be some growing pains. The 2018 campaign marked the first time in four seasons that someone other than Megan Gaffaney, a four-year starter at JHS and the school's all-time assists leader, would be setting volleyballs for the Blue Jays.
FARGO—No amount of conditioning could've prepared Jamestown High School's defense for what it would endure Saturday during the first half against Fargo Shanley. The Blue Jays fumbled the ball to the Deacons three times within four offensive touches, forcing the defense to be out on the field for nearly a quarter of play. Shanley scored two touchdowns off the turnovers, ultimately winning the Class AA football playoff semifinal 21-14 over the Blue Jays at Sid Cichy Stadium.