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Sports Shorts: Nov. 18

Optimist Club honors athletes

Nadia Netolicky, Myranda Velazquez and Dylan Klatt were named Jamestown Optimist Club's athletes of the week.

Netolicky, a junior diver on the Blue Jay girls swimming and diving team, placed 13th at the state meet in Bismarck. She was the highest-placing Jay at the meet.

Velazquez, a junior on the Jimmie women's wrestling team from Los Banos, Calif., was the champion of the 170-pound division at the Waldorf Open. Velazquez won four straight matches—two by technical fall—and posted a pair of pins.

Klatt, a senior quarterback on the Jimmie men's football team from Crookston, Minn., finished his career passing for four touchdowns and running for two more in a 55-54 loss to Waldorf. Klatt completed 12 of 18 passes for 190 yards and rushed 13 times for 76 yards.

Jimmie men fall at Northern

University of Jamestown men's basketball was in the mood for another NCAA Division II exhibition upset Friday night in Aberdeen.

The Jimmies played Northern State University to a 34-34 tie at the half, but the Wolves outlasted the Jimmies to win 67-60. Jamestown took down University of Mary 86-76 Monday in Bismarck in exhibition play.

The Jimmies host University of Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday.

Northern State 67, Jamestown 60

UJ 34 26 -- 60

NS 34 33 -- 67

UJ—Ben Weisbeck 15, Leighton Sampson 10, Sam Johnson 9, Kevin Oberweiser 6, Jon Purintun 5, Brady Birch 6, Isaiah Dobson 5, Jack Talley 4. Totals: 23-54 FG, 10-17 FT, 4-11 3-pointers (Johnson 3, Dobson 1), 30 Rebounds (Oberweiser 6), 1 Block, 3 Steals, 9 Assists (Oberweiser 3), 12 Fouls, 16 Turnovers.

NS—Carter Evans 21, Ian Smith 13, Logan Doyole 10, Gabe King 5, DJ Pollard 2, Justin Decker 6, Darin Peterka 5, Andrew Kallman 3, Cole Dahl 2. Totals: 30-64 FG, 4-10 FT, 3-14 3-pointers (King, Peterka, Kallman), 43 Rebounds (Evans 10), 5 Blocks (Evans 3), 11 Steals (Smith 4), 11 Assists (Smith 3), 23 Fouls, 15 Turnovers.

Jimmies beat Minot State

University of Jamestown men's hockey team defeated Minot State 3-2 Friday night in Minot.

The second-ranked Beavers outshot 18th-ranked Jamestown 51-15 over the three periods. But sophomore forward Eric Buckley's game-winner with 17 minutes, 3 seconds left in the third period lifted the Jimmies to victory.

It was Minot State's first home loss since 2014 and first loss ever at Pepsi Rink. The Jimmies host Minot State tonight at John L. Wilson Arena starting at 7 p.m.