Jimmies in Final 24 for First Time

JAMESTOWN (NewsDakota.com) – The Jimmie volleyball team is headed to Sioux City, IA in ten days as one of the final 24 teams standing. Jamestown welcomed Kansas Wesleyan to town in a NAIA opening round match and came away victorious, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 25-20).

In the second set, the Coyotes got out to a 22-13 lead and held off a furious Jimmie rally as they got within two at 24-22.

The Jimmies are off until December 2nd and will play three matches in Sioux City in pool play and if they finish in the top-2 of their pool they will enter a single elimination tournament. The pool play match schedule will be released on Sunday night.

This was Jamestown’s third appearance in the NAIA opening round, but had not ever advanced passed the first match.

Janna Johnson had 14 kills and Alaina Brown added 10. Heather Bachman knocked down a ball at the net to clinch the win.

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Blue Jays Win Consolation Championship

JAMESTOWN (NewsDakota.com) – They¬† weren’t able to repeat as champions, but the Blue Jay volleyball team still managed the the second best finish in school history with 5th place. Jamestown has not lost to Bismarck High since 2010 and that streak continued today when they knocked off the Demons 3-1 (27-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-22).

Two years ago, Jamestown lost in the consolation championship to Shanley in a five-setter which had been the best finish until last year’s state title.

Jamestown ends the season with 31 wins.

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Viking Men End Skid With Victory Over Crossroads College

VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com) Five players scored in double figures as the Valley City State University men’s basketball team won their first game in November this season with an 84-71 victory on Friday night against Crossroads College.

After a slow start, the Vikings found their legs in the second half while the Knights began to falter. After trailing 50-43 early on in the second half, the Vikings went on a 30-13 run to pull away. VCSU managed to shoot 51 percent from the floor in the second twenty minutes, as opposed to Crossroads who managed only 31 percent from the field.

Jayden Ferguson lead the way scoring for VCSU with 17 points. Britton Bussman netted 16, while Riley West had 15, Alex Quist had 12 and Quinton Peterson scored 10.

VCSU now stands at 3-4, and will next play an exhibition contest in Sioux Falls against Augustana College on Wednesday.

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Hilda Lang

Hilda LangHilda Lang, 76, of Jamestown, ND, died at her home on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Hilda was born on February 28, 1938, and grew up on the family farm and attended country school near Medina, ND. She married Jim Anderson and they made their home in Fargo where she sold Stanley products. Hilda later married Marvin Lang and they lived in Carrington, ND. She enjoyed going to rummage sales and visiting with people. Hilda was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown, where she was a servant to the Lord.

Hilda is survived by her daughter, Kathy Anderson Frank, Fargo; grandchildren, Stephan Anderson, Kevin (Amanda) Anderson, Chris Anderson, Curtis Anderson, and Kyle Anderson; great-grandchildren, Jersey, Lexxie, Carson, Payton, Noah, Jameson, Jordan, Kadence, and Rylee; siblings, Simon Witt and Bill Witt, both of Fargo; and sister, Esther.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and sisters, Frieda, Hertha, and Lorraine.

Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown.

Visitation: None scheduled. Arrangements are in the care of the Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.

Prayer Service: 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.

An online guest book is available at liskofuneralchapel.com.

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