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New Richmond's Shane Blackman locks down Racine J.I. Case's Taylor Choinski on the mat.

Blackman on his way to D-1 semifinals at state wrestling meet

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MADISON - New Richmond's Shane Blackman has advanced to the semifinals in Division 1 at 126 pounds at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament.

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Blackman defeated Taylor Choinski (36-7) of Racine J.I. Case in the preliminaries 4-2. Blackman was in control ahead 2-0 until he gave up a reversal in the second period which tied the score. But Blackman scored a reversal at the start of the third period and held on to win 4-2.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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