Athlete Spotlight: Chase DeBlaere and Alex Walker
DeBlaere took first at 113 pounds for the West Fargo Sheyenne wrestling team at the Barnesville tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9. The eighth grader beat Brody Aberle of Lisbon by a 20-3 technical fall in the quarterfinals, beat Levi Qualley of Fertile-Beltrami by fall in 16 seconds in the semifinals and then beat Quinn Kern of Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-Parkers Prairie by fall in 4:45 in the championship match.
Walker was sixth in the individual points standings for the West Fargo boys swimming and diving team at the Fargo Davies Pentathlon on Saturday, Dec. 9. Walker was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 58.75 seconds, sixth in the 500 freestyle in 5:28.98, tied for seventh in the 50 freestyle in 24.53 seconds and was eighth in the 100 freestyle in 54.67 seconds. The senior was also on the Packers 200 freestyle relay that took first in 1:39.77.