JC women beat Brandon again

Giuli Varriano scored 19 points to lead the Jamestown College women’s basketball team to its second straight victory over Brandon (Man.) on Saturday.

Katie O’Neill added 10 points and the Jimmies shot 50.8 percent from the field in an 85-58 win over the Bobcats.

The Jimmies travel to Grand Forks on Thursday for an exhibition game against NCAA Division I North Dakota.

Jimmies clinch share of DAC title

The Jamestown College volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Dakota Athletic Conference title with a victory over Black Hills State on Saturday night in Spearfish, S.D.

The Jimmies dropped a set for the first time in 11 conference matches but posted a 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets, 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18.

Shannon Fee had 19 kills and Ali Edwards 16. Kayla Fee had 53 assists and Katie Zent had six blocks.

The Jimmies need one win in their final three conference matches (all at home) to clinch the conference title outright. JC has clinched homecourt advantage in the DAC postseason tournament with a regular-season sweep of Black Hills State.

JC travels to Northern State (S.D.) on Tuesday night for a non-conference match against the NCAA Division II Wolves. They return home this weekend, hosting Dickinson State on Friday night and Minot State on Saturday night.

Jimmies win fourth straight

The Jamestown College football team picked up its fourth straight win on Saturday, defeating Black Hills State 38-21 in Spearfish, S.D.

Michael Beehler completed 19 of 33 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns for the Jimmies (4-4, 4-2 DAC), who moved into sole possession of third place in the Dakota Athletic Conference with the win.

Lance Johansen rushed for 74 yards and accounted for two TDs for JC, catching a 73-yard scoring strike from Beehler and throwing a 31-yard TD pass to Matt Wilson.

Max Boe caught two touchdown passes for JC.

The Jimmies travel to Valley City State on Saturday.

Allmer places 4th at state XC meet

Jamestown High School freshman Alison Allmer closed out her season in style with an impressive fourth-place finish at the state cross country meet in Valley City on Saturday.

Allmer, who started the season slow due to an illness, placed fourth in the crowded Class A field in a sparkling time of 15:06.10 on a cool damp day at Bjornson Golf Course.

It was the second-best finish for a JHS runner this decade. Melissa Falk earned runner-up honors in 2000.

"She ran a great race," coach Ken Gardner said. "She started out fast and maintained her pace the entire race. She was able to break up that group of Bismarck girls.

"Finishing fourth at the state meet is a great way to end the season."

Spencer Kamoni led the JHS boys. The senior earned all-state honors by placing 14th (16:38.89).

"We’re happy for Spencer to earn all-state in his senior season," Gardner said.

Jimmies sweep Hardrockers

The Jamestown College volleyball team made it 10 in a row.

The Dakota Athletic Conference leaders improved to 10-0 in the conference with their 10th straight sweep, beating South Dakota Mines 25-22, 25-21, 25-12 on Friday night in Rapid City, S.D.

Ali Edwards had 13 kills, Shannon Fee had 10 and Samantha Revering added nine. Kayla Fee had 42 assists.

The Jimmies (16-7, 10-0 DAC) travel to Spearfish, S.D., on Saturday to take on second-place Black Hills State. The Yellow Jackets (18-10, 8-2 DAC) swept Valley City State on Friday night.

Jimmie women win season opener

Jamestown College tipped off the 2009-10 women’s basketball season with a win over Brandon (Man.) on Friday night at the JHS gym.

The Jimmies defeated the Bobcats 87-68.

Four players hit double figures for JC: Giuli Varriano and Katie O’Neill each had 18, Kellie Schuneman 14 and Cori Doubek 12.

The Jimmies take on the Bobcats again on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the JHS gym.

Boerger, Aces win on FSC

Former Jamestown High School star and current U of Evansville goalkeeper Phil Boerger blanked 24th-ranked Drake in Division I soccer action Friday night.

The match was billed as the first ever live sporting event at the University of Evansville. It was shown on Fox Soccer Channel.

The Aces, in the midst of their best season since 1999, improved to 10-5-1 on the season.

Boerger had a sparkling diving save in the first half and the Purple Aces scored midway through the second half for the game’s only goal.

Boerger, a sophomore, has started all 16 games in goal for the Aces.

A good use for Twitter?

Ok, so I’m one of those dinosaurs that doesn’t quite get some of these new-fangled MyBook/FaceSpace social networking things that the kids are into these days.

I really don’t understand Twitter. My life is not that exciting, and I’m pretty sure nobody out there needs to be updated in 140 characters or less on what PBS Kids show I’m currently watching with my kids.

But this is kind of funny.


Use ‘Scotch’ to refer to the adhesive tape or the drink, ‘Scottish’ to refer to Starfleet engineer Montgomery Scott.
10 minutes ago from web

@Remy Only use ‘e-mail’ if you need to distinguish it from, say, ‘q-mail’ or ‘h-mail’.
about 1 hour ago from web

@amanda_massa: "hubby," etc, while not used in journalistic writing, are useful for avoidance when Christmas sweaters are out of season.
about 1 hour ago from web

in reply to amanda_massaAlways capitalize ‘Bible.’ You don’t want to get letters from those people.
about 1 hour ago from web

OK, I freely admit that this makes me not only a dork, but a newspaper-obsessed dork.

As a wise man once said, "I’m a dork, and that’s what we do."

Blue Jays’ Johnson named to all-state soccer

Matt Johnson of Jamestown High School has been named to the all-state boys’ soccer team.
Johnson, a junior defender, was one of 11 players named to the all-state second team.
Alex Nagel of Grand Forks Central, the North Dakota Outstanding Senior Athlete, was one of 12 players named to the all-state first team.
Dean Harsbarger of state-champion Fargo South was named Coach of the Year. South placed two players on the all-state first team and one on the second team.
North Dakota All-State Boys’ Soccer
First team
Shawn Krahler, M, Fargo South; Kyle Roesler, D, Fargo South; Alex Nagel, F, Grand Forks Central; David Sayler, M, Grand Forks Central; Ryne Schaeffer, M, West Fargo; Matt Glogoza, M, Fargo Shanley; Shane Kuntz, D, Bismarck; Alvin Garcia, M/F, Bismarck; Michael Frenzel, GK, Bismarck Century; Luke Charley, D, Minot; Jordan Bartsch, D, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Tanner Hersch, M, Bismarck St. Mary’s.
Second team
Ben Albrecht, D, Fargo North; Elliot Radebaugh, D, Fargo North; Peter Orson, F, Fargo South; Dan Hoy, M, West Fargo; Kris Scott, M, Grand Forks Central; Kaleb Graham, D, Bismarck; Matt Kessler, M, Bismarck; David Marcis, B, Bismarck Century; Ryan Bucholz, F, Bismarck Century; Matt Johnson, D, Jamestown; Bryan Kielpinski, D, Mandan.
Outstanding Senior Athletes; Alex Nagel, Grand Forks Central.
Coach of the Year: Dean Hashbarger, Fargo South.