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Sports Spotlight: Jared Spooner

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Throughout the summer, Jared Spooner spends much of his time as the Governors regular second baseman, but this past weekend the senior-to-be at Bismarck High logged his fair share of hours on the ice, after receiving an invite to the Bobcats main tryout camp.

"It was fun.  It was a good experience.  I wasn't really knowing what to expect, but I went in and played all right so it was a good experience for me just to have that under my belt for the future," says Spooner.

Spooner certainly isn't the only Legion baseball player with a conflict at some point during the season, so the coaches understood when Spooner had to miss a game earlier this summer.

"The kids are multiple sport athletes most of them and I think it's important that they're allowed to continue that and we support that and then also at the same time make a commitment to the team and so that balance and I think the kids have done a real good job of doing that," says Mike Skytland.

Spooner's skills on the ice not only earned him a spot on the all-star team at Bobcats camp, but he's also been selected to play in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League this fall.  It's the same league that helped put Century's Alec Rauhauser on the radar of professional scouts.

"He's actually kind of helped me out a lot with it, like questions about it and stuff, so that's definitely my goal so hopefully I can do it," says Spooner.

In order to stay sharp for both sports, Spooner spends a big chunk of his time wearing either his skates or his spikes.

"You don't have a lot of time in your day.  You skate a couple time a week and it's usually right after baseball," says Spooner.

But before Spooner jumps back into hockey full time, he and the Governors have their sights set on breaking Bismarck's 16 year state title drought.

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