Ty's Take: West Fargo wins just keep coming
The wins just keep racking up for West Fargo sports.
Last week, both girls and boys hockey and basketball teams notched victories - and nothing but.
Without too much fluff, let's get down to the nitty gritty of the who's who and the what's what.
Girls basketball bests Huskies, Hi-Liners
The West Fargo girls basketball team is on a tear of historical proportions. They padded their No. 1 ranking with two wins over Eastern Dakota Conference foes last week, improving their record to 9-1.
Not bad, according to Packers coach Barb Metcalf.
"We haven't peaked yet," she said. "The plan is always to peak at tourney time."
Peak or no peak, West Fargo is arguably witnessing one of its best seasons in years.
But there other schools at the top of the standings are having equally successful seasons. In fact, of the three top teams, all have lost just once in conference play (No. 2 Fargo Shanley is 8-1, while Red River is 7-1).
The Packers got the chance to see just who truly is the top team in the East Region on Tuesday after battling the Deacons. Results from the game were not available by press time, however.
West Fargo's next game is Friday at 5:45 p.m., when they host No. 4 Fargo Davies (5-4 EDC, 6-4 overall).
Boys basketball: The Packers had just one game last week, but made it count by beating Wahpeton 60-54 on Tuesday. Senior Landon Uetz led the Packers with 16 points, while Brady Rotert and Kory Wolden each contributed 10. West Fargo (7-3, 7-3) faced Fargo Shanley (6-3, 7-3) on Tuesday, but results were unavailable by press time. The Packers play again Friday at 7:30 p.m., when they host Fargo Davies (5-4, 6-4).
Girls hockey: West Fargo had three contests last week, and won all of them to improve to 10-4 on the season . On Tuesday, they upset No. 2 Fargo North 5-2, thanks to Andrea Klug's 28 saves, and five separate Packers notching goals. Mandan fell to West Fargo 9-2 on Friday, then Fergus Falls, Minn., suffered the same fate Saturday in a 5-1 loss. West Fargo's only game this week is at 2 p.m. Saturday away at Bismarck (12-3).
Boys hockey: The Packers (4-7, 7-9) acquired a much-needed win Saturday when they edged Devils Lake 2-0 on the road. West Fargo looked for similar results Tuesday against Central, but results were not available. They play Jamestown (4-7-1, 4-9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.