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Wahpeton's Jeremy Bontjes slides safely into second base, missing the tag of West Fargo's Andy Young during the state tournament in Mandan. Will Kincaid / Bismarck News Tribune

West Fargo baseball crowned state champs

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By Tyler Shoberg

Coming in as the No. 1 ranked team at the beginning of the baseball season can be a tough burden to bear. For starters, expectations are high, and every team in the conference is gunning for you.


So when the Packers entered this spring as the Eastern Dakota Conference's top seed, they knew the upcoming months would be an uphill battle.

But it was a war waged to glory last weekend in Mandan, with West Fargo's first ever state championship.

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