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The goals finally came for Jamestown High School girls soccer, but the Blue Jays couldn't get the result they wanted on Tuesday, April 23, at Rotary Field. Bismarck High's Mikayla Zeis broke a 2-all tie in the second half with a goal off a free kick, giving the Demons a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Jamestown remains winless at 0-4-1, while Bismarck is 3-1-0 on the season.
Jamestown High School softball nearly held on for a close game 2 victory Tuesday, April 23, at Trapper Field, but the Blue Jays couldn't hang in the seventh inning against Bismarck Century. The Patriots' first seven hitters in the final frame all came around to score as Century defeated Jamestown 11-8 in a West Region contest. The Blue Jays dropped the opening game 7-1. Jamestown dropped their first doubleheader of the year and fell to 7-5 on the season. The Patriots improved to 10-2 on the spring.
University of Jamestown softball and its five seniors didn't obtain the result they wanted Friday, April 19, during senior day, falling to Northwestern College (Iowa) 3-2 and 3-1. But the seniors were still in good spirits at Trapper Field. One of those happy seniors was outfielder Allie McCain. After 55 total games at UJ, McCain played her first and only home doubleheader as a Jimmie. McCain went 1-for-6 on the day with a sacrifice-fly RBI during the fourth inning of game 1.
Jamestown High School boys golf shot a 359 and finished eighth during its first outdoor action of the year on Thursday, April 18, at the Century-Legacy Invitational at Tom O'Leary Golf Course in Bismarck. Jed Truax and Bryan Mitchell paced the Blue Jays as they both carded an 88 on the afternoon. "I felt like we played pretty well considering it was the first balls hit outside. I am pretty happy with our play," said Jamestown coach John Samuelson. "Jed and Bryan both felt like they left a lot of shots on the course, yet I was pretty happy with their play."
Jamestown High School boys track and field have already quadrupled its state qualifiers from last season on Thursday, April 18 at the Karlgaard Invite in Bismarck. The Blue Jays' Gavin Haut (1,600 meter and 3200), Marcus Hochhalter (shot put, discus), Paul Vandal (javelin) and Aaron Mack (javelin) have all qualified for the Class A state boys track and field meet May 24-25 at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Hochhalter (discus) was the only JHS athlete to qualify in 2018.
Paul Vandal wasn't originally on University of Jamestown football's radar when the recruiting process started in late fall. But once head coach Brian Mistro took over Jimmie football on Jan. 30, he talked to Vandal right away. "At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to stick around town, but coach Mistro did a really good job of making me feel at home," Vandal said. "I didn't talk to many college coaches, but once coach Mistro was signed, he talked to me right away."
Jamestown High School softball player Ella Roaldson went 4-for-4 on Monday, April 16, hitting the difference-making, two-RBI double in the second inning as the Blue Jays hung on to defeat Bismarck Century 4-3 at Clem Kelley Softball Complex in Bismarck. The Patriots came back to earn a split in game 2, however, beating the Blue Jays 10-2 in six innings. The doubleheader didn't count in the West Region standings.
Jamestown High School softball’s offense continued to mash through Northwest North Dakota on Saturday, April 13. The Blue Jays combined for 40 runs and 32 hits -- along with 17 Williston errors -- as they defeated the Coyotes 26-5 (5 innings) and 14-4 (6 innings) during a doubleheader at Western Star Complex in Williston.
Jamestown High School softball produced 43 runs and 34 hits Friday, April 12, as the Blue Jays defeated Watford City in 5 innings by scores of 19-2 and 24-4 at the Western Star Complex in Watford City. The Blue Jays improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Wolves are 0-6. "The girls did a good job of paying attention in the on-deck circle and made good contact today," said Jamestown coach Marissa Drenth.
The Midkota-Dakota Prairie-Lakota-Griggs County Central baseball team had a 12-8 record last spring, but lost all four of its winning starting pitchers—Cole Varnson, Hunter Gibson, Hunter Sand and Colton Berg—to graduation. Sand (men's basketball), Gibson (baseball) and Berg (baseball) have all continued their athletic careers at Valley City State University, while Varnson plays for University of Jamestown's baseball program.