Ty's Take: West Fargo athletes earn numerous awards during postseason
There were a few conference and state titles, a couple senior athlete honors, and even coach of the year awards.
In a nutshell, West Fargo sports teams cleaned house during the postseason.
And while most of the notables were named in their respective previously published stories, some honors weren't announced until after publication.
Therefore, he's a quick rundown of some unmentioned accolades.
WF girls soccer players named to All-EDC team
The West Fargo girls soccer team may not have made it to the postseason, but that doesn't mean they didn't have some talented players.
Recently, three Packers were named to the All-Conference team: Lauren Johnson, Erin Krogh and Ali Enno.
It was the second consecutive year Johnson, a senior captain, earned the honor. Krogh, also a senior, and Enno, a freshman, both were named All-EDC for the first time.
The Packers finished fifth in the East Region standings at 7-7-0 against conference foes and 8-8-2 overall. Their last game of the season was May 24 against North, which ended in a close 1-0 win by the Spartans that booted West Fargo from a berth to last weekend's state tournament in Grand Forks.
Greenlund named Gatorade player of the year
West Fargo's Sydney Greenlund has been named the Gatorade North Dakota high school softball player of the year.
Greenlund, a senior catcher who has committed to play softball at Jamestown College, led West Fargo to a 33-2 record and its 15th straight state championship this season.
Greenlund batted .465 with three home runs, 49 runs scored, 49 RBI and a .711 slugging percentage. The two-time All-Eastern Dakota Conference selection also maintained a 3.98 grade point average.
It is the second consecutive year a West Fargo softball player has been named to the honor. Last year, outgoing senior Kacie Johnson earned the Gatorade North Dakota high school softball player of the year distinction, too.
Packers baseball players tabbed for All-State team
With their school's first Class A baseball title in hand, the Packers also now boast All-State honorees.
Andy Young and Tucker Bucholz both were named to the All-State team.
Young is also an All-Conference player who pitched a flawless season en route to the championship. The Eastern Dakota Conference and North Dakota Class A senior athlete of the year struck out 49 batters in 46 1/3 innings, while posting an earned runs average of 1.51.
Young also did well at the plate, and led the Packers in hits (49), runs (44), doubles (17), home runs (6), and runs batted in (41).
Bucholz finished the regular season second in the EDC with a batting average of .449, and also was named to the All-Conference team. During 98 at-bats, the senior had 8 runs off 41 hits, to rack up 36 RBIs and one homer.