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Blackman a point short in semifinals

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MADISON - They certainly thought it was a pin.

New Richmond's coaches certainly thought prep wrestler Shane Blackman pinned his semifinal opponent, Kolton Jansen of Kaukauna, at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Friday evening.

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That's because time ran out on Blackman after executing a brilliant five-point throw which brought him to the brink of victory and the Division 1 finals at 126 pounds. But it was not to be.

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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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