UJ coach Nienhaus battling COVID

A GoFundMe page has been established for University of Jamestown men's soccer coach Tommy Nienhaus, who is currently battling COVID-19 and is on a ventilator in a Fargo hospital.

The page "Support Coach Tommy" can be found at the following web address: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-coach-tommy

Nienhaus was placed in the ICU last week at Jamestown Regional Medical Center and was life-flighted to Fargo over the weekend. Nienhaus and his wife, Cathy, have two children.

The UJ men's soccer team (5-6) is scheduled to finish the Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season tomorrow (Nov. 21) hosting Northwestern College (9-3) at the Jimmie Turf Field beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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UJ men's soccer coach Tommy Nienhaus
UJ men's soccer coach Tommy Nienhaus

Optimist Club honors athletes

Hunter Peterson, Jackie Meiklejohn and Ruben Zepeda have been selected Jamestown Optimist Club Athletes of the Week.

Peterson, a junior on the Blue Jay volleyball team, posted 21 kills, eight digs, five blocks and two assists during last week's three West Region tournament matches.

Meiklejohn, a junior on the Jimmie women's volleyball team from Dickey, North Dakota, recorded a pair of double-doubles in helping the University of Jamestown win the Great Plains Athletic Conference season championship with wins over Morningside and Northwestern.

Meiklejohn scored a combined 55 assists and 26 digs over the pair of match victories.

Zepeda, a senior on the Jimmie men's soccer team from Puebla, Mexico, set a University of Jamestown record last Wednesday scoring five goals in UJ's 11-2 win over visiting Presentation College (S.D.) at the Jimmie Turf Field.