×

Jayhawks Shine In Pool And On Diamond

BUFFALO — In their regular-season finale, the Jamestown Community College women’s swimming & diving team went 2-1 at the Erie CC Quad Meet at the Burt Flickinger Center on Saturday.

The Jayhawks (6-1, 5-0 WNYAC) recorded wins against Erie CC, 119-49, and against NCAA Division III Medaille College, 147-18. The Jayhawks lone loss came against NCAA Division II Roberts Wesleyan College, 166-64.

Karianne Yuchnitz (Panama/Panama Central) continues to break her own records, posting times of 24.80 in the 50-yard freestyle and 55.38 in the 100-yard freestyle. Yuchnitz exceeded the times she posted two weeks ago against Genesee Community College.

Tia Moppert (Gowanda/Gowanda) had a career-day in the pool, posting personal bests in three events. Moppert posted times of 1:12.32 in the 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.89 in the 100-yard freestyle and 2:40.29 in the 200 yard individual medley.

Lillian Baer (Jamestown/Maple Grove) set new personal bests in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:24.93) and the 200-yard breaststroke (3:04.39).

Anna Burt (Jamestown/Jamestown) also set new personal bests in the 100-yard backstroke (1:13.36) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:43.84).

Alyssa Hanesworth (Randolph /Randolph) continues to show improvement, posting personal bests in the 50-yard freestyle (32.04) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:12.64).

The team of Burt, Baer, Moppert, and Yuchnitz also set a new record in the 400-yard medley telay, posting a time of 4:44.77. The team broke the record that was previously set last Monday against Erie CC.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this Saturday as they compete in the NJCAA Region 3 Swimming & Diving Championships.

MEN’S SWIMMING

BUFFALO — In its regular-season finale, the Jamestown Community College men’s swimming & diving team went 2-1 at the Erie CC Quad Meet at the Burt Flickinger Center.

The Jayhawks (6-1, 5-0 WNYAC) posted wins against the Kats, 94-56, and against NCAA Division III Medaille College, 85-54. The Jayhawks lone loss came against NCAA Division II Roberts Wesleyan College, 84-80.

Matthew Fennell (Fourways Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa/King Edwards VII School) also had personal bests in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:48.46) and in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:13.43).

Eathan Johnson (Panama/Panama Central) had personal best in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:12.47) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:46.57).

Colby Pantall (Jamestown/Maple Grove) posted personal best in the 100 yard freestyle (59.80) and in the 200 yard freestyle (2:12.16).

Jackson Vanstrom (Jamestown/Southwestern) posted personal bests in the 50 yard freestyle (28.07) and 1000 yard freestyle (12:45.59).

Maksat Mametjumayev (Sayat, Lebap, Turkmenistan/Ashgabat #19) showed improvement in the 100 yard freestyle, posting a new personal best of 1:43.94.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this Saturday as they compete in the NJCAA Region 3 Swimming & Diving Championships.

BASEBALL

JAYHAWKS SWEEP

Robert Aracena’s RBI walk-off single in the second game propelled Jamestown College to an 8-7 victory and a sweep of an NJCAA baseball doubleheader over Tompkins Cortland on Saturday at Diethrick Park.

The Miami, Florida native took a 1-1 pitch to left field, which scored Lucas Porpiglia (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) with the winning run.

“We have 16 guys on the roster and we have 16 guys playing for each other,” Jayhawks coach Jordan Basile said. “The biggest thing is they know each weekend they have to rely on each other and be unselfish and work together to have the accomplisments they’re having. The best thing in the world is seeing these guys learn how to win.”

In the first game, Bryce Jackson (Jamestown/Jamestown) pitched a complete game, striking out 11 and scattering eight hits for the win.

“Bryce was awesome,” Basile said. “He was the best Bryce I’ve ever seen.”

GAME 1: JCC 7, TCCC 4

The Jayhawks (3-4, 1-3 WNYAC) fell behind early with the Panthers going up 2-0 in the second inning. Freshman shortstop Ethan Abegg (Commerce City, CO/Prairie View HS) got the Jayhawks on the board, driving in Porpiglia on a line drive to left field.

In the third inning, TC3 answered as Taj Muhammad homered to left field to take a 3-1 lead. Aracena cut the deficit to one, scoring on a throwing error by Caleb Thompson.

In the fourth, the Jayhawks scored a pair of runs, courtesy of a bunt by Abegg and a sacrifice fly by Josh Lupo (Stafford, Virginia/Brooke Point) drove in Abegg on a sac fly to left field, putting the Jayhawks up 4-3.

Jamestown CC scored three more in the sixth inning. After reaching on a triple to right field, Lupo scored on a single to left field from Aracena. Porpiglia drove in two more runs to close out the inning on a double to center field.

The Panthers added one more run in the seventh.

GAME 2: JCC 8,TCCC 7

The Panthers jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead through two innings before the Jayhawks got on the board, courtesy of a pair of Abegg RBI singles.

TC3 added another run in the fifth before the Jayhawks made it a 5-4 game. With the bases loaded with no outs, sophomore first baseman Nick Rini (Powhatan, Virginia/Knock) was hit by a pitch, scoring sophomore second baseman German Nolasco (Spring Hill, Florida/Weeki Wachee). Jamestown CC scored its other run of the inning as Hennessy showed great discipline at the plate, earning a walk and scoring Aracena.

The Panthers went up 7-4 in the sixth inning, but the Jayhawks answered with three runs, highlighted by Rini’s single that scored Nolasco and Lupo.

Heading into the final inning, Porpiglia was hit by a pitch, and freshman Ayden Reagle (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove) and Abegg both walked.

With one out left, Aracena took a 1-1 pitch and singled to left field, driving in the game-winning run.

Abegg had four hits and Porpiglia added two for the Jayhawks.

Sophomore pitcher Adonis Collado (Perth Amboy, New Jersey /Perth Amboy HS) started the game, pitching in 3.1 innings while giving up one hit. Sophomore pitcher Billy Harmon (Racine, Ohio/Southern Local) came in as a relief, working 3.2 innings, yielding four hits and striking out five.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this Saturday as they host Corning CC in a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

SANBORN — The Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team stayed close to Niagara County CC through the first half of Saturday’s NJCAA Region 3 Division II championship game Saturday afternoon, but the Thunderwolves put the game out of reach in the third quarter.

Leading 43-32 at the break, the hosts outscored the Jayhawks 33-17 in the third period and breezed the rest of the way to claim the title.

The Jayhawks (3-8, 1-4 WNYAC) were led offensively by freshman guard Kate Tedquist (Penrose, Colorado/Canon City High School) with 20 points, freshman forward Nadara O’Dell (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) added 17 points, freshman guard Jessica Beehler (Dunkirk /Dunkirk) chipped in 14 points and freshman forward Hannah Hicks (Cleveland, OH/Cleveland Heights) collected 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. O’Dell and Tedquist also added eight rebounds each.

The Thunderwolves were led by Alania Forbes with 19 points and Taylor Lockwood had 17.

JCC shot 28-for-84 (33.3%) from the field, while Niagara County CC was 40-for-94 (42.6%) from the floor. The Thunderwolves held the slight edge in rebounds, 60-56.

After the game, O’Dell and Hicks were named to the All-Region team for their accomplishments on the season.

Jamestown CC 21 11 17 23 — 72

Niagara County CC 26 17 33 23 — 99

JAMESTOWN CC (72)

O’Dell 7-19 0-4 17, Beehler 5-17 2-4 14, Hicks 4-7 2-4 10, Nance 2-13 1-3 5, Tedquist 9-16 0-0 20, Schuppenhauer 0-1 0-0 0, Burk 0-7 1-2 1, Lundmark 0-1 3-6 3, Carter 1-3 0-0 2, Totals 28-84 9-23 72.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

SANBORN — The Jamestown Community College men’s basketball season came to an end Saturday after the Jayhawks fell to Niagara County CC, 99-57, in the NJCAA Region 3 Division II championship game.

The Jayhawks (4-5, 1-4 WNYAC) were led offensively by redshirt-sophomore guard Isaac Allen (Houston/Texas Connection Academy) with 21 points with sophomore guards Kyle Butler (Liverpool/Liverpool High School) and Joseph Okonoboh (Boston/Bradford Christian Academy) adding 10 each. Sophomore forward Jake Hougan (Chardon/Chardon) added 8 points and freshman forward Shem Gordon (Vaughn, Ontario, Canada/Potters House Christian) led the team in rebounds with six.

The Thunderwolves were led offensively by Justin Hendrick with 18 points, one of five players in double figures. Stephon Roberts grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Jayhawks struggled from the floor, shooting 18-for-60 (30% compared to 38-for-69 (55.1%) for the Thunderwolves. NCCC held the advantage in rebounds 48-35.

After the game, Allen and Butler were named to the All-Region team for their accomplishments on the season.

JAMESTOWN CC (57)

Butler 4-13 2-3 10, Allen 5-14 9-10 21, Okonoboh 2-4 4-4 10, Hougan 4-10 0-1 8, Kenyon 0-7 0-5 0, Jayseus 0-1 0-0 0, Ransom 1-3 0-0 3, Yahuza 1-4 1-2 3, Gordon 1-3 0-0 2, Brown Jr 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 18 60 16-20 57.

NIAGARA COUNTY CC (99)

Hosseini 5-8 2-2 15, White 7-12 2-2 17, Handrick 7-9 1-2 18, Jones 0-3 1-2 1, Sanders 2-6 1-2 6, Merchant 4-4 0-1 8, Fordham 5-12 0-0 13, Roberts 2-5 0-1 4, Bland 2-4 0-0 6, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Fowlks 0-0 0-0 0, Lovelace 4-5 2-2 11, Totals 38-69 9-14 99.

Halftime — NIagara County CC 49, Jamestown CC 29. 3-point goals — Jamestown CC 5-21 (Butler 0-3, Allen 2-6, Okonoboh2-3 Kenyon 0-5, Ransom 1-3, Brown 0-1), NIagara County CC 14-29 (Hosseini 3-6, White 1-3, Hendrick 3-5, Jones 0-1, Sanders 1-2, Fordham 3-5, Roberts 0-1, Bland 2-3, Scott 0-1, Lovelace 1-2. Rebounds — Jamestown CC 35 (Gordon 6), Niagara County CC 48 (Roberts 10, Hosseini 9. Assists — Jamestown CC 10 (Butler 3, , Kenyon 3), Niagara County CC 22 (White 6). Total fouls — Jamestown CC 14, Niagara County CC 17. Fouled out — none.

Newsletter

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
   

COMMENTS

Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today