Ty's Take: Packers continue to pile up track and field accolades
There's a pattern forming in the West Fargo track and field ranks; namely they're winning - a lot.
Both boys and girls squads continued their unbeaten streaks, sweeping Monday's Eagle Invitational and Friday's Shanley Invitational.
That same model of high-reaching consistency can be seen in a few West Fargo athletes, too.
On the girls side, Amanda Levin kept a tight grip on the sprints, and swept the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter races on both days.
Likewise, Christina Bruenjes won the triple jumps with leaps of 37 feet, 3.25 inches and 34-feet-11, respectively.
The West Fargo boys 400-meter relay team also took first place at both meets. Junior Jordan Bishoff continued his success in the long jump, too, with first-place efforts of 6 feet, 5 inches and 6 feet, respectively.
The Packers had a meet Tuesday in Wahpeton, but results were unavailable by press time. Next, West Fargo hosts the annual Packer Relays on Friday at 2 p.m., before visiting Fargo South on Monday at 1 p.m.
Girls soccer hits skid
After a solid start to the season, the West Fargo girls soccer team has hit a bit of a snag.
Last week, the Packers dropped games against Grand Forks Red River and Fargo North to fall to 2-4-2 overall and sixth in the East Region standings.
On Tuesday, Ali Enno put the Packers on the board against the Riders (3-2-3) just three minutes into the game. But Red River battled back with scores in the first half and second half to win 2-1.
The Spartans (4-2-2) controlled the pace Thursday en route to a 2-0 shutout.
The Packers were scheduled to host Grand Forks Central (1-7-0) on Tuesday, but results were not ready by press time. They play again 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fargo South (3-5-0), before hosting winless Devils Lake (0-6-0) at 7 p.m. Monday.
Baseball beats Davies
The West Fargo baseball team had a tall order last week, but ended up dishing out a pair of much-needed victories.
On Tuesday, the Packers swept Fargo Davies (16-4), which had not lost a conference matchup all season. Andy Young blanked the Eagles in Game 1 and gave up just four hits en route to the 3-0 win.
In the nightcap, West Fargo was sparked by a five-run second inning that paced the way to an 8-4 victory.
The Packers had a pair of games against Fargo South (4-11) on Tuesday, but results were not available by the time this edition of the Pioneer went to press. They play again 5 p.m. Friday at Wahpeton (11-9), and 5 p.m. Monday at Moorhead.
Softball still No. 1
The Packers stay in their No. 1 EDC spot despite a pair of nonconference losses last week in St. Paul.
After sweeping Davies 9-1, 15-3 on Tuesday, West Fargo (10-0, 5-2) traveled to the Twin Cities for some long-distance competition. They Lost to Minneapolis North 4-2, and Irondale 5-0, before beating Irondale in their second meeting 6-5.
West Fargo faced No. 2 North (9-1, 10-2) on Tuesday, but results were not available. They host Bemidji in a doubleheader Thursday at 5 p.m., before traveling to Devils Lake (2-5, 4-4) on Friday for a game at 4:30 p.m.