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Spring officially began almost a month ago. The spring sports season was supposed to start roughly two weeks ago. Apparently, no one mentioned these things to Mother Nature, because she gave us another seven inches of snow this past weekend. On the first day of practice in the spring of 2012, the temperature was in the 60’s, and every was on the field from the start. A month into the 2013 season, the temperature is in the low 30’s and most teams have hardly thought of practicing outside, let alone playing an actual game.
West Fargo Community High School, the district’s alternative high school, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in a few weeks, and Corene Geffre the school’s senior-most teacher, who has taught...
The West Fargo High School was well represented at the Technology Student Association State Competition in Mandan on March 18 and 19, even if the elements kept most students from...
The West Fargo Girls’ track team cleaned house in Friday’s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championship meet, taking first in four events and finishing with 139 points, 50 points ahead of the second-place Shanley Deacons. The boys’ team finished second with 124.5 points, taking first in six events. The highlight for the girls’ team was senior Amanda Levin, who took first in the 60-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. The other first-place finish for the girls came from Christina Bruenjes in the triple jump.
It has been almost two months since the Packers wrestling team completed the North Dakota State Tournament with a state record 17 placers, three individual champions and their second consecutive team championship. Sophomore Weston Dobler took his first state title in the 145-pound weight class. Jordan Shearer, also a sophomore, won his fourth consecutive individual title at 126 pounds. Senior 182-pounder Preston Lehmann capped off his high-school wrestling career with a perfect 50-0 season and his third straight individual championship.
University of Minnesota wrestler and West Fargo High School alum Scott Schiller was named to the NCAA Division-I All-American team. During the D-I Championships on Saturday, March 23, Schiller took fifth in the 197-pound weight class, beating Iowa State ’s Kyven Gadson 6-2. He is the first wrestler from West Fargo to earn D-I All-American honors, and the first from North Dakota since 1997.
After the resignation of assistant superintendent Louise Dardis and less-than-stellar news from the Capitol that growing districts would not receive appropriate funding from the state, the West Fargo School Board unanimously approved a reorganization -- presented by superintendent David Flowers -- of the central administrative system. “We had anticipated -- and were hoping -- that the financial picture would be more supportive of growing districts like ours,” Flowers said. “We received 570 new students this year, and have yet to receive funding for them.
The Midcontinent Foundation, the charitable branch of Midcontinent Communications, donated a $2,400 grant to the West Fargo Fire Department on Tuesday, April 2. The grant, which was presented to department chief Roy Schatschneider by Midcontinent service manager Dean Berg, was written for the use to purchase a “Cutters Edge” saw. This saw is a specially designed saw that is made for fire department use.
Gender is not an issue for the Fargo Soccer Club’s Sheyenne United girls team. The girls entered the Jamestown Jimmy Classic Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16. After arriving and learning all of the girls teams had canceled due to worsening weather conditions, they agreed to play in the boys division. With wins over boys teams from across the state, the team finished undefeated, winning the championship title over Minot.
After a 33-2 season and a state title, the West Fargo softball team is returning to the field. Well, technically there are just in the gym for now, but there is little doubt they are ready for opening day. Last season, the Packers did not lose to a North Dakota team, and won an eight-inning, 1-0 nailbiter against Bishop Ryan High of Minot for the state championship. Since then, the team has lost five seniors, just enough to leave some uncertainty leading into this season.