Jays hire Gibson to coach girls’ soccer team

Donovan Gibson has been hired to coach the Blue Jay girls’ soccer team this spring.

Gibson was the Jamestown College women’s coach from 1998-2000 before going to the University of Mary to coach the Marauders from 2001-2002.

Gibson inherits a team that went to the state championship game last May before losing to Fargo South, 4-0.

All-staters Jenae Dabill and Kaitlin Walsh return this season for the Blue Jays. Dabill has already signed with Division I NDSU.

Gibson replaces Shea Durham, who resigned after last season to take a coaching position with the Red River soccer program in Fargo.

Jays split with Saints

Jamestown and Bismarck St. Mary’s split an East Region basketball doubleheader Tuesday night here.

The JHS boys beat the Saints 72-63 behind a 24-point night from Andy Peterson, who buried all six of his first-half three-pointers as the Jays built a 19-point halftime lead and never looked back.

The girls’ game was, ugly.

The Blue Jays trailed 40-29 at halftime, but eventually went ahead 50-48, only to have the Saints tie it at the horn to force overtime.

The two teams combined to go 0 for 10 in OT, with the lone point coming at the free throw line from Alyssa Kopp with 62 seconds to go to give the Saints a 51-50 win.

The Blue Jays are back in action on Saturday when they host Minot at 5:45 and 7:45 p.m.

Fergus Falls baseballer signs with JC

Daniel Revering of Fergus Falls, Minn., has signed a Dakota Athletic Conference letter of intent to attend Jamestown College and play basketball.

Revering, a 5-10, 175-pound shortstop and outfielder, hit .250 for Fergus Falls last season with 13 runs scored and eight RBIs. He is the brother of Jimmie volleyball standout Samantha Revering. He’s also a wrestler for the Otters with a current record of 16-1.

“Daniel will be a great addition to Jamestown College. He is not only a great athlete, he is also an outstanding student and leader on and off the field,” JC baseball coach Tom Hager said. “Daniel demonstrates the work ethic and character we are looking for in our baseball program. We feel very fortunate that he has chosen to be a Jimmie.”

He is the son of Charlie and Deborah Revering.