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The West Fargo School Board mulled over its options during regular meeting action Monday night for selecting an architect for the upcoming elementary school — which will be built during...
The Packers boys’ tennis team continued its dominant start to the season this weekend, despite Saturday’s West Fargo Invitational tournament being cut short due to rain.
The Packers girls' golf team has already teed off for the 2013 season, and they have a simple -- but challenging -- goal for the year. The team looks to build on the success they achieved last season, in which they finished third in the regional tournament and and sixth in the state tournament. "I was very pleased with last year's team," head coach Dan Wolf said. "We had a lot of inexperienced girls without much time in varsity competition."
The Aces capped off their season with a win over the Grand Forks Blues to capture the Junior Legion State Tournament on July 24-28 in Minot. The team was undefeated in the tournament, picking up victories over Mandan (5-1), Minot (11-1) and Bismarck (4-3) before beating the Blues 8-4 in the final game, in which a six-run third inning blew the game open in favor of the Aces.
The football field and track area at Berger Elementary School is a bit disheveled at the moment. A renovation project for the track began in the spring to make it more of a "community amenity" instead of a competitive facility. As it stands now, there is no grass on the field or surrounding area and snow fences block the entrances. Despite it's current state, the district says is on track to be completed this fall, as long as the elements cooperate.
The West Fargo School District is typically in a state of flux, and the 2013-2014 school year will be no different, as a series of prominent changes have come to the area. A noteworthy change was the hiring of Jennifer Fremstad as West Fargo High School's new principal, taking the role from Gary Clark. Fremstad spent the last the last eight years at Fargo South High School as an assistant principal.
The West Fargo Patriots legion baseball team saw its season come to an end on Friday after two tough losses to Nebraska teams in the regional tournament in Fargo. The Pats started the tournament on Thursday against Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.), but struggled on defense, gave up 14 runs in the first two innings and lost 15-4 after seven innings. Things crumbled for the Pats in the second inning. Down 3-0 at the start, pitcher Kory Wolden started off by walking the first batter. The team then followed with two consecutive errors to load the bases.
The Fargo Soccer Club's U13 Sheyenne United team -- consisting of 18 girls, 16 of them from West Fargo -- found a great deal of success throughout the season, finishing with two tournament championships, two second-place finishes and a 17-6 record. "I think this is the finest group young ladies I've had the privilege of coaching," team coach Kelvin Daniels said. "They didn't win any championships last year, and they took it personally. They came out hungry and ready to go." The team managed to score 70 goals in their 23 games, while only giving up 18.
The West Fargo School Board unanimously approved a request Monday night for an additional elementary assistant principal to complement the one currently employed on a two-year contract that ends at the end of the upcoming school year. As a part of the request, the present elementary assistant principal will become a continuing position, and the two assistants will be shared among four elementary schools (two buildings each).
Much like the Packers in June, the Patriots were so close to successfully defending their 2012 state title, but fell just short. The team made it all the way to the championship game on Sunday, but fell to Fargo Post 2 and took second place in the state. The tournament began with a decisive 4-0 victory over Dickinson, in which pitcher Camran Bonnema threw a two-hit, nine-inning shutout with seven strikeouts.