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The Packers boys golf team ended its regular season with the best average score in the Eastern Dakota Conference. They finished third at Rose Creek Golf Course on Thursday with a score of 311, then finished first at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course in Wahpeton on Friday with a score of 315. Senior Riley Johnson continued to chip away at his average score with two more first-place finishes.
The Packers punched their ticket to the 2014 state tournament and, like most of the season, they made it look easy at the plate. The team scored 28 points in three games of the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament and their season average of 12 runs per game is almost five runs higher than the next highest scoring team. “We have been doing well,” Junior outfielder Rachael McGrady said. “We have been down in games, and it’s our bats that have brought us back.” So what does head coach Pat Johnson want to see out of his offense in this weekend’s state tournament?
The Packer girls tennis team made its way to the North Dakota state championship match on Friday – knocking off the West’s No. 1 seed in the process – but ultimately fell 4-1 against Grand Forks Red River, who took home their 13th consecutive a state championship. The Packers took second behind the Roughriders. The team started the state tournament with a 4-1 victory over Minot on Thursday, then went on to face Bismarck St. Mary – the top team in the west – less than an hour later – edging them out by a score of 3-2. “For us to play against St.
Cheney Middle School science teacher Candida Braun took 16 STEM students to the Bismarck Civic Center on Wednesday to present at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. The students were able to exchange knowledge with executives in the oil industry, as well as present their own solutions to problems that exist within the industry. “I knew before we started this project that the oil industry is a big part of North Dakota’s economy, but once you look at finer details, you realize how important it really is for the entire state,” said STEM student Quinton Vonesh, whose team worked on
University of Mary professor John E. Tufte spoke to community members on Wednesday evening in the West Fargo High School gym. Tufte – who wrote “Crazy-Proofing High School Sports” – shared stories from his time as a high school coach and encouraged the crowd of 100 people to keep in mind that school sports are meant to be a distraction for students, as well as a source of life lessons. “We have an education program here, and this is the fun part,” West Fargo High School Activities Director Curt Jones said. “It is just a game.
While the West Fargo Parks District is still aiming to open the revamped Veterans Memorial Pool on June 15, rough weather and poor conditions may push that opening date into...
West Fargo’s boys golf team kept their place at the top of the conference rankings last week, thanks to a second-place finish at King’s Walk Country Club in Grand Forks with a score of 304. They also finished second in a non-conference meet in Detroit Lakes on Friday with a 36-hole score of 624. Senior Riley Johnson cut through the competition in Grand Forks with a season-best score of 69, which earned him a first-place individual finish. Senior Nathan Kapaun also made it into the top 10, shooting a 75 – also a personal best on the season – for sixth place. The team’s other counted scores
The Packers soccer team managed to get every possible result last week, battling Grand Forks Central to a 3-3 draw on Tuesday before falling to Fargo Davies 4-0 on Thursday and finally shutting out Fargo South on Saturday 2-0. In their win on Saturday, the Packers scored a goal in each half.
Despite one rough outing, the West Fargo girls tennis team finished as runners-up in the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament on Thursday and have qualified for the state tournament in Bismarck and Mandan. “We really came together as a team,” head coach Chad Anderson said. “We have a lot of seniors, and they had some good words of wisdom for the rest of the team, and they really supported each other.” As the conference’s No. 2 seed, the Pack started the tournament with a 5-0 win over Fargo South, and then followed that with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Valley City. However, the team met No.
The West Fargo track teams turned in an impressive performance at the Eastern Dakota Conference championship meet, as the girls finished first first of 10 teams with 184 points – 51 points ahead of second-place Fargo Davies – and the boys finished second with 113.5 points. “We really couldn’t be happier,” head coach Darin McKinnon said.