Roundup: Jesse Webb still in the hunt at Fargo



FARGO, N.D. -- Newly-graduated Mount Anthony Union High School wrestler Jesse Webb is still in the hunt for a national title after the first day at the Fargo Nationals.

Competing in freestyle, Webb won his first and only match on Thursday in the 285-pound weight class, topping Colorado’s Dane Drimmer 5-0 to move to the next round. He’ll face Kentucky’s Raymel Brown next this afternoon.

At 113 pounds, Calvin Call lost his first match of the day against California’s Michael Belichak, 14-10, but won in the consolation round, 10-0, over Arkansas’ Jay Branch.

His tournament came to a close in the next round with a 11-0 tech fall against Illinois’ Cody Minnick to finish 1-2 overall.

Troy Gassaway also finished 1-2 at 126 pounds. He won his opening match, 9-4, over Maryland’s Malik Woody, but lost to Oklahoma’s Jacob Fontanez, 10-0 in a tech fall.

In his consolation match against Pennsylvania’s Kevin Kinyua, Gassaway took an early 4-0 lead on a throw, but Kinyua tied the match at 4-4 with a throw of his own, then took control in a 14-4 tech fall to knock him out of the tournament.

Dylan LaFountain lost his opening match at 138 pounds, getting tech falled, 10-0, to Nevada’s Sheldon Davis, but came back strong with two consolation wins.

First, he tech falled Oklahoma’s Thomas Miller, 16-5, using his quickness to gain fast takedown points. That momentum carried into the next round, as he pinned Oregon’s Jared Neiss in 43 seconds.

Then, against Indiana’s Anthony Williams, LaFountain trailed 3-0, then scored a point on a pushout to get back in the match. But Williams took advantage of a stoppage, getting back-to-back throws on LaFountain for an 11-1 tech fall and finish 2-2.

Coaches needed

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School is looking for coaches for the fall season. Positions open include a middle school cross-country coach, a varsity cross-country coach and a middle school girls soccer coach.

The positions are open until they are filled and candidates are asked to respond as soon as possible.

For more information, call Athletic Director Tim Stewart at 802-733-7495. To send in a resume, e-mail Stewart at or to the school at 529 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, VT, 05250.

Goldsmith tourney

BENNINGTON -- The annual Lee Goldsmith Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on August 9 this year at Willow Park in Bennington.

The tournament, which honors the former MAU athlete who died tragically in 2009 after his fight with cancer, will start at 11 a.m.

Teams must be made up of high school students (as of September 2014), and must have at least five males on the team. Co-ed teams are allowed, but the team must be made up predominantly of males.

The tournament will feature 7-on-7 soccer, with six outfield players and a goalie. The games will be 25 minutes long, and there will be large goals and no offside rule.

The cost will be $70 per team, and the winning team will receive championship t-shirts. To register, call or text MAU boys soccer coach Mike Molloy at 802-375-4006. Teams will pay to play on the day of the tournament. Teams must be registered prior to the morning of the 9th. Check in will run from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

SVC hoops camp

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad will be hosting one more summer camp for area youth players.

The camp will run from August 4 to August 8, with each day’s session going from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, the session will end at noon.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 3 through 11.

For more information, or to register your child, call Engelstad at 804-447-4012 or email him at

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