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Shearer competes in USA wrestling

West Fargo wrestler Jordan Shearer went 4-2 at the USA Wrestling Junior freestyle tournament at the Fargodome last week.

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Shearer used technical falls of 10-0, 16-3 and 11-0, along with a forfeit, to get to the quarterfinals at 132 pounds before falling to Oklahoma’s Keagan Moore via a 14-3 technical fall.

The loss put West Fargo’s five-time high school state champion in the consolation bracket, one win away from clinching All-American honors.

Shearer, however, lost his first match in the consolation round in an 8-4 decision to New Jersey’s Michael Magaldo and was eliminated.

Shearer has won five individual state championships as a high school wrestler.

WF Rattlers take another state title

The West Fargo 13-year-old boys’ Rattlers baseball team took home a state championship on Tuesday.

The team beat out the Grand Forks Bombers 11-8 in Williston.

The 13-year-olds will now head to Liberal, Kan., today to play in the Midwest Regional tournament.

The team is coached by Todd Reynolds, Jason Kuntz and Cary Parkinson.

Girls fastpitch teams in national tourneys

Three West Fargo girls fastpitch softball teams are playing in national tournaments this week.

The Impact 12u, coached by former player Brook Rheault and Justin Diemert, is in St. Louis, Mo. They won the state tournament in Grand Forks, N.D. July 18-19, defeating the Grand Forks Express in extra innings.

Impact 16u, coached by Jim Nelson and Dean Dullum, is in Bismarck.

Impact 19u, coached by Pat Johnson and Mark Woodbury, is in Gillette, Wyo.

The team won the state tournament in Grand Forks on July 18-19 by winning every game by the 8, 12, or 15-run rule. They defeated the Grand Forks Express in five innings.

Basketball camp for college students

The first annual School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts will be held at Bemidji, Minn., starting Aug. 1.

They will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church Gymnasium featuring advanced skill instruction by NBA trainers and 75-minute specialized sessions.

The first session on Aug. 1 will be with Tim Springer of Spartan Basketball, San Antonio, Texas.

Other dates and instructors include Aug. 23, Cody Toppert of Elev8 Sports Institute of Florida; Sept. 27, Norm Persin of Ohio and the LeBron James Skills Academy and Michael Jordan Flight School; Oct. 25, Tim Martin of the Association Preps and Pros of Texas.

The fee for each session is $15 or $12.50 per registered session on the same date.

Space is limited to 15 college men and women players per session.

For a schedule and more information, contact Dan Ninham at (218) 368-6430 or coach.danninham@gmail.com.

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