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The West Fargo Patriots had a roller coaster weekend in Nebraska, winning two games but losing three in the Battle of Omaha American Legion tournament. The tournament started with an extra-inning 4-3 loss against West Monroe, La., on Thursday night, in which the Pats gave up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Pats followed that performance up with a 7-2 loss against Lincoln Pius (Neb.) on Friday afternoon before beating the team from Branson, Mo., 8-3 that evening.
Fans of Packer girls' hockey won't have to travel too far to see star goalie Andrea Klug play at the collegiate level. And now, thanks to the Hockey Dreams Foundation, it will not cost her as much to do so. Klug, who graduated from West Fargo High School last month and will attend Concordia College in the fall, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the foundation. She is one of just three players going to a Minnesota school to receive the award.
The West Fargo School Board approved a request from the Sheyenne Mustangs Booster Club on Monday night to install an electronic messaging sign at the corner of 40th Ave. and Veteran's Boulevard, where it would be most visible for the greatest number of people. The Booster Club was granted a tentative approval from the board, as they must still submit an application to the city of West Fargo to seek approval of the necessary variances and permits for the sign.
The rain has stopped, the temperature has risen and school is out for the summer. Kids rejoice when summer comes around, but they need something to do with all of that free time in June, July and August. Luckily, the West Fargo Park District has them covered. The district offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities for children of all ages, including: baseball, softball, soccer, archery, basketball, flag football, ice skating, volleyball and Tae Kwon Do, among others.
The West Fargo Patriots Legion baseball team has, so far, been continuing its success of last season. Since last Tuesday, the team has won seven of eight games against five different teams. On Tuesday, pitcher Anjelo Shepherd gave a three-hit, seven-strikeout performance in a 11-2 victory in their first game against Devils Lake. In the second game, the Patriots overwhelmed their opponent at the plate with 18 hits in a 16-0 victory.
The Packers were well represented at the North Dakota East-West All-Star Games on Wednesday, June 5, in Jamestown. Both the boys team and the girls had four players on the East team. The boys team included four seniors: forward Lucas Miller, midfielder Brady Rotert and defensemen Nolan Clark and Derek Dreher. Miller scored the only goal of the game -- coming in the 61st minute -- to lift the East over the West team 1-0.
West Fargo resident Lester Hazer opened Hazer's Auto & Truck Parts in 1969 and has been working there ever since. He was in his mid-50s at that time. Two weeks ago, he celebrated his 100th birthday and shows no signs of stopping. "We have to check with the Guinness Book of Records, but he's probably the oldest wrecker driver in the world," Lester's son Duane said. "You don't meet too many people now that were born in a sod house."
West Fargo pitcher Brittany Rheault was named the 2012-13 Gatorade North Dakota Softball Player of the Year.
The Sheyenne Mustangs Booster club welcomed the school's new coaches to parents and fans in a presentation on Monday night.
The West Fargo boys' golf team wrapped up its 2013 season on Wednesday with a seventh-place finish and a 36-hole score of 653 in the state tournament at Dakota Winds Golf Course in Hankinson, N.D.