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West Fargo ice skaters won’t necessarily have to lace up in their cars this winter. The West Fargo Parks District, in conjunction with JLG Architects of Fargo, is currently building warming houses next to the skating rinks at Maplewood and Park for skaters and sledders. The two buildings are set to open on Sunday, Dec. 1. “Both skating rinks get a lot of use,” Park District executive director Barb Erbstoesser said.
The Packers four-game winning streak came to a halt on Saturday evening, thanks to a late field and an interception that allowed Grand Forks Red River to edge West Fargo 15-14. “I thought we played well,” head coach Jay Gibson said. “They just made one more play than we did. It was a fun game to watch if you just like football and weren’t rooting for either team.
West Fargo resident Bob Syverson shot a doe over the last weekend in September with the help of Twist of Fate, an organization that sets up a three-day bow hunting trip for disabled hunters in the area. The 125-pound deer, shot with a crossbow, was Syverson’s first deer claimed without a firearm. Twist of Fate provided a camping and hunting area near Kindred for 13 hunters, most of whom are wheelchair-bound. Everything is provided for the hunters, including guides, tents and ground blinds.
The Packers have struggled for much of the season, but took a step in the right direction last Tuesday with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 25-18) upset victory over the Fargo Shanley Deacons, the Eastern Dakota Conference’s No. 1 team. It was the first conference loss of the season for Shanley, and only their second loss overall. “We played very well,” head coach Paula Pierson said.
Staff at Freedom Elementary School held the inaugural Freedom Walk, with assistance from the West Fargo VFW, on Thursday night outside the school. “We decided that, being Freedom Elementary on Veterans’ Boulevard, we wanted to do something to honor the military,” said Freedom teacher Erin Petersen, who worked with counselor Jane Houdek in putting the event together. Any funds raised from the event will be put toward snow removal for families of deployed soldiers, especially families with young children where the parent may not have time to shove
West Fargo resident Bob Syverson shot a doe over the last weekend in September with the help of Twist of Fate, an organization that sets up a three-day bow hunting trip for disabled hunters in the area. The 125-pound deer, shot with a crossbow, was Syverson’s first deer claimed without a firearm. Twist of Fate provided a camping and hunting area near Kindred for 13 hunters, most of whom are wheelchair-bound.
The Mustangs will not field a varsity team of any sort until next fall, but that won’t stop them from making waves at that level this year. The West Fargo Sheyenne “C” volleyball team participated in a class B varsity tournament in Grafton on Saturday, Sept. 21, and ended up finishing third out of 18 teams, giving Sheyenne High School its first trophy. The Mustangs beat Midway and Larimore and tied May-Port CG in pool play.
The West Fargo swim continued its winning ways on Friday, topping Williston, Fargo Shanley and Wahpeton with a score of 180 in a quad at Berger Pool, then taking first in a 13-team tournament at Fargo Davies on Saturday with a score 347. The Packers finished first in eight of the 12 events on Friday. The relay teams were in full force for the Pack, taking first in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. On Saturday, two pool record were set by West Fargo swimmers.
The Packers cross country teams finished the Eastern Dakota Conference meet on Saturday with a second-place finish from the boys team and a fourth-place finish from the girls. Leading the boys team was junior Parker Rosenau, who placed sixth out of 146 runners and finished his 5k in 17 minutes, 3 seconds.
The Packers were in position to potentially earn a third-place finish in the North Dakota state soccer tournament in Jamestown, but Mother Nature had a different idea. The Packers rolled past Bismarck St.