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Ty's Take: Johnson, Schiller find success beyond WFHS

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Scott Schiller and Jeremy Johnson made big names for themselves as Packers in wrestling and hockey, respectively.

Now graduated, the two former West Fargo standouts have continued their winning ways.

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Schiller finished his redshirt freshman season 26-4 overall at the University of Minnesota.

In early June, Schiller traveled with Team USA to Petenk, Guatemala, to take part in the Pan American Junior Championships. Overall, the team won seven gold medals, including Schiller's, in three Olympic styles en route to the overall victory.

A wrestler with the Minnesota Storm, Schiller took gold in the men's freestyle and bronze in Greco-Roman, both at 211.5 pounds.

Schiller finished his redshirt Freshman season in March with the University of Minnesota, where he was 26-4 overall. In two seasons, he has a combined 49-10 collegiate record.

Schiller graduated from West Fargo High School in 2010. He finished his senior year a perfect 43-0 (165-27 career) with a third straight state championship, and was name Senior Wrestler of the Year.

As for Johnson, the ex-Packer hockey star is finding success away from high school, too.

The 2011 Eastern Dakota Conference Senior of the Year recently finished up a season with the Wisconsin Wilderness, a team in the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

Johnson was named Most Valuable Player for the 2012 SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup Playoffs, after accumulating seven goals and seven assists in 15 playoff games. In the final round alone, he had four goals and two assists as the Wilderness went on to win the SIJHL Championship.

In 58 regular-season games, Johnson accumulated 20 goals and 27 assists.

During his senior year with the Packers, Johnson accumulated 55 points (second only to Conor Jonasson's 57) and was named to All-EDC, All-Tournament and All-State teams. His career points total of 119 and career goals of 55 are West Fargo team records.

Pats win Battle of Omaha

After a whirlwind five days, the West Fargo American Legion baseball team is coming home with a tournament title.

From Thursday to Monday, the Patriots beat eight straight teams out of a pool of 48 at the Battle of Omaha.

In Monday's championship game, Tucker Bucholz hit his first home run of the season to spark West Fargo in a 6-2 victory over Papillion.

Camran Bonnema and Andy Young each had two hits and Tanner Dahl threw a complete game with five strikeouts for the Patriots (15-3).

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