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Jamestown CC athletics returning to action soon

Jamestown Community College is just over a week away from opening its winter sports season.

Jamestown CC is one of four schools in Region 3 of the National Junior College Collegiate Athletic Association and all of New York state that will compete in winter sports this season. The Jayhawks will compete in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and wrestling.

“We’re really excited to compete in championship seasons starting next weekend,” said George Sisson, director of athletics and recreation. “We are one of four schools in New York to compete and that’s a testament to our coaches, student-athletes, and staff to do everything required to participate along with having the trust from the administration to pursue these championship seasons this winter.”

The men’s and women’s basketball programs will begin their season on Friday, Feb. 26, at home. This will be the first of an 11-game schedule where they will have six home games and five away games. Both teams will have an automatic berth into the Region 3 championship game where they will face Niagara County Community College on April 3, with the higher seed hosting the championship game.

Wrestling will begin their season on Sunday, Feb. 28, as they travel to Alfred State College. This will be the first of eight matches during the regular season, three of which will be held in the Physical Education Complex. Jamestown CC will host the Eastern A district championships on Wednesday, April 7, to determine who will move onto nationals. The NJCAA National Championships will be held April 21-22 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to the pool for the first time since the 2017-18 season. Their season will begin on Monday, March 8, and will be done virtually, in which swimmers’ times will be compared to their opponents’ times to determine the outcome. The swimming and diving team will compete in the Region 3 Championships, April 10-11, to determine who will move onto the NJCAA National Championships held April 28 through May 1 at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

“I’m very proud that we have rosters in order to compete,” said Sisson. “A lot of good things are happening here at Jamestown Community College. We’ve been on a long journey to get to this point and it’s a blessing to have this opportunity.”

At this time, there will be no spectators allowed during JCC’s home game. To watch the games, go to facebook.com/sunyjccathletics.

Stay up to date with Jayhawks Athletics at jccjayhawks.com for scores and schedules.

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