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Yesterday, Liberty Middle School, West Fargo’s newest school, opened its doors to 767 middle schoolers and 209 fifth-graders, despite the fact that the school is not completely finished. “The big question is ‘is Liberty ready to go?’ and the short answer is yes,” Superintendent David Flowers said. “We have certificates of occupancy, and all health and safety codes have been met.
The Packers had a rough outing, but saw some positive things on Friday at the Meadows Golf Course in Moorhead. The team finished in seventh place out of the ten teams participating, earning a team score of 389. Leading the Packers was senior Ashley Bixby, who ended with a score of 80, the third-lowest score of the 56 golfers in attendance. Through the first five tournaments of the season, Bixby has an average score of 80.8, the fourth-best in the Eastern Dakota Conference. Junior Sierra Peterson followed Bixby with a 98, her best score of
The Packers boys tennis team took to the court for the first time this season on Friday against Fargo North, and did so in a big way, flattening the Spartans 9-0. Highlighting the team’s performance was senior Keyan Farahmand, who beat North’s Ben Swanson in straight sets without surrendering a point. He, also, along with senior Nick Sikorski, won a doubles match in straight sets by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Junior Brady Ballweber, the team’s first-flight athlete, gave up just one point to his opponent, winning his singles match 6-1, 6-0.
The Packers volleyball team is set to begin its season this weekend, and while hopes are high, some work needs to be done in the back row. The Pack hopes to build on last season, which saw them finish fourth in the state tournament after a 21-16 record (12-6 in the Eastern Dakota Conference). “They did a really good job of building as the season progressed, and they finished the season playing their best volleyball as a team,” head coach Paula Pierson said. “When we got to the state tournament… we played so well.
The West Fargo High School soccer program has a reputation for grooming solid athletes, but sometimes, it simply runs in the family. Packers alum Tia Lopez has been playing midfield for Northern State University’s soccer team — in Aberdeen, S.D. — since the 2009 season. This year, she will be joined by her little sister, fellow midfielder and 2012 West Fargo graduate Mara Lopez. “Soccer has been everything for us,” Tia said.
Longtime West Fargo-based business Jemco-Maxair held a special ribboncutting recently signifying the completion of a 7,200 building expansion at their 1805 E. Main Ave.
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 2014-2015 school year just south of 52nd Avenue — but elected not to make a decision yet. The district has had positive experiences with both YHR Partners — the architect of the last two elementary schools, along with the upcoming one on 54th Street — and Zerr Berg Architects, who designed Liberty Middle School.
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.