Doane University jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back, defeating the University of Jamestown 44-13 Saturday afternoon at Al Papik Field. The Tigers found the end zone on three of their five possessions, which included a blocked field goal returned 48 yards. Down 30-0 entering the fourth quarter, Jamestown got on the board with 11:54 left. Jordan Mann found Tanner Mathern for an eight-yard scoring pass, and Kai Madela's extra point made it 30-7.
Although not chosen in this year's Major League Baseball draft, former University of Jamestown catcher Quinn Irey still was able to get his professional career up and running.
Emma Keller became the first University of Jamestown softball player in program history to receive All-American honors. The Poulsbo, Wash. native was named to the 2018 NAIA All-America second team Friday. Keller led the 44-10 Jimmies with six homers, 49 RBI, 10 triples, 18 walks, 57 runs scored and a .471 on-base percentage her senior season. Her 75 hits and .408 batting average (min. 100 at bats) were second on the team.
The Jimmie hockey team earned its first trip to the American College Hockey Association Division 1 national tournament as the 20-team bracket was released Wednesday. The tournament is March 8-13 and will be played in Columbus, Ohio. Although being ranked high enough for the tournament in 2016-17, the Jimmies as a first-year ACHA program were ineligible for the postseason. Jamestown (24-11-0-1) is 12th in the final regular-season poll and will face No. 5 Illinois on March 10 at 1:30 p.m.
A 43-20 scoring advantage during the second and third quarters helped propel the sixth-ranked Jimmie women's basketball team to a 67-54 win over Briar Cliff University Friday at the Briar Cliff Holiday Classic in Sioux City, Iowa. University of Jamestown (15-2) picked up its 11th victory in a row and faces sixth-ranked Morningside (Iowa) today at 1 p.m. to finish the two-day classic. The Mustangs have played to a record of 13-3.
Allen Jevning rushed for 77 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Jimmy Hatch and Nick Thompson also found paydirt as the Jimmie football team defeated Mayville State University 27-14 on the road Saturday afternoon. Jamestown (2-7 overall, 2-4 NSAA) took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on a one-yard run by Hatch. Jordan Mann found Thompson on a four-yard pass with 8:18 left in the third as the Jimmies upped their lead to 14-0.
Ben Weisbeck scored 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds while Kevin Oberweiser and Leighton Sampson added 17 apiece as the Jimmie men's basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 97-83 win over Brandon University Saturday afternoon at Harold Newman Arena. Jamestown opened the game on an 8-0 run on a Weisbeck bucket and 3-pointers from Oberweiser and Sam Johnson. UJ shot 52 percent from the field and made 8-of-21 attempts beyond the arc.
Tyler Chavez-Leech and Cayle Bell each scored in the second period Saturday to help the 14th-ranked Jimmie hockey team to a 3-1 victory and weekend sweep of No. 3 Ohio University. Chavez-Leech, a freshman forward from Red Deer, Alberta, scored twice and Jimmie freshman goalie Tallon Kramer stopped 44 shots during Friday's 3-2 victory over the Bobcats. Ohio outshot the Jimmies 46-20 on Friday and 48-22 on Saturday. UJ's Tyson Brouwer recorded a career-high 47 saves in the series opener. Jamestown (3-3-0) hosts Minot State Friday at 7 p.m.
Tyler Chavez-Leech scored twice and Tallon Kramer stopped 44 shots as the No. 14 Jimmie hockey team defeated third-ranked Ohio University 3-2 Friday evening. Friday's win was the second for the Jimmies in three meetings against the Bobcats. UJ defeated Ohio 3-2 in the first matchup last season. The Bobcats outshot the Jimmies 46-20, including 41-12 over the final two periods. Jamestown (2-3-0) and Ohio (4-1-0) will conclude their series Saturday at 6:30 p.m. University of Jamestown 3, Ohio University 2 UJ 1 2 0 -- 3