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For the final time, the sun rises on summer high school baseball in Wisconsin

Just as the sun rose on the 2018 summer baseball season in Wisconsin, it also started setting on the sport for good.
With the WIAA announcing earlier this year that this would be the last season of summer baseball in the state, Wednesday’s opening day of the summer regular season also marked the final such day,
Without a cloud in sight and the temperature in the mid-70s late into the afternoon, the weather in Germantown for the Warhawks’ 9-2 victory over Oak Creek couldn’t have been any better for a season opener. But soon, the shorts, sunglasses and the firing up of the grill will be traded in for a few more layers in spring baseball.

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Nike EYBL: Sharife Cooper appreciates his gradual rise to the top

HAMPTON, Va. – Two years ago, Collin Sexton came into the Nike EYBL as an unranked player hungry to gain respect at the national level.
He parlayed that hunger into production, leading the league in scoring and subsequently rising from unknown to five-star prospect and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sexton is expected to be a lottery pick in the next month’s NBA Draft after a dominant freshman season at Alabama.
Ever since then, everyone’s been on the hunt for the next “Collin Sexton,” a player who would rise from obscurity to the proverbial mountaintop

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Nike EYBL: Five-star forward Scottie Barnes still motivated by GEICO National title loss

HAMPTON, Va. – Scottie Barnes is fully aware of the cliché hoops notion that says in order to fully focus on the court a player must have a short-term memory; whether you turn the ball over or drain a heavily contested NBA three-pointer move on and focus on what’s ahead.
Barnes doesn’t buy-in to that concept.
Quite contrarily he’s used a University’s (Fort Lauderdale) 76-58 loss to Montverde (Fla.) in the GEICO Nationals in March as the fuel that’s driven him to a stellar spring with Nike Team Florida

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Football coach shot three times trying to stop Indiana school shooter

Jeremy Seaman, the older brother of Jason Seaman, the teacher who intervened in Friday morning’s school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, said his brother was shot three times and was undergoing surgery Friday.
Students and parents told IndyStar Friday that Seaman intervened to help stop the shooter.
Jeremy Seaman said he wasn’t surprised his brother, a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University, put his own safety at risk on behalf of his students.
“It’s not surprising, to be honest,” he said of his brother’s intervention in the shooting. “He’s not really ever been the person to run away