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The West Fargo High School Theatre will begin its season with the Midwest regional premiere of "Marathon '33" on Friday. They are just the second group in the nation to perform this show. "Marathon '33" depicts a four-month dance marathon in 1933. Dance marathons were a wildly popular fad during the Great Depression. "They really were precursors to reality TV," director Adam Pankow.
The Packers volleyball team promoted its "Dig for the Cure" campaign on Thursday night in support of breast cancer awareness, and did not disappoint. They beat the Fargo Davies Eagles 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-18). As part of their "Dig for the Cure" campaign, both teams wore pink - the Eagles wore a lighter shade to avoid confusion - as did most of the fans in attendance. The Packers were led by juniors Amanda Levin and Shelby Gustafson, both of whom had earned 13 kills and an ace.
Senior running back Preston Lehmann carried the load once again, and the Packers topped the Minot Magicians 21-14 in the first round of the playoffs. "It was a good game," Packers coach Jay Gibson said. "We did a nice job up front, and when they made a mistake we took advantage.
West Fargo resident Tianna Daniels, who plays for the Fargo Soccer Club, recently took third place at the Ford Escape Regional Soccer Challenge in Blaine, Minn. She was also invited to join the renowned soccer program at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn., and will play for its U13 team during the winter months. She is the only girl from North Dakota to receive this honor. Tianna, 11, lives in West Fargo with her parents Kelvin, who also coaches her for the Fargo Soccer Club, and Teri Daniels, along with their dog, Lilly, and guinea pig, Bert.
The Packers cross-country teams traveled to Dickinson on Saturday morning for the North Dakota state meet, and ended the season with the boys' team finishing fifth with a score of 144 and the girls' team finishing seventh with a score of 190. "Each race had over 150 of the state's top cross-country runners," Packers head coach Joe Bailey said.
The West Fargo School Board agreed during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night on a proposal from phone company HickoryTech - who purchased IdeaOne Telecom in December - for them to provide the school district with Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity for the foreseeable future. Having previously worked with IdeaOne, the board agreed to accept HickoryTech's proposal of a 10-year term, costing the district $1.02 million over that time. This contract will go into effect on July 1, 2013, and includes coverage of the upcoming Liberty Middle School in its cost. According to district te
Now that the Main Ave. construction is wrapped up, Dave's Tire & Service is hosting an event on Saturday morning to show their newly remodeled showroom and say 'thank you' to their customers for their continued business. "We want to celebrate the fact that we survived the Main Ave.
The Packers volleyball team had trouble setting up their offense last Tuesday, as they were swept by the Fargo North Spartans 3-0 (16-25, 24-26, 22-25). West Fargo was leading by seven to start both the second and third sets, but the Spartans came back on both situations with their impressive serves. Through the three sets, North notched 10 aces. The Packers were led by senior Christina Bruenjes, who had seven kills and three blocks. Junior Shelby Gustafson chipped in with six kills and Amanda Levin had four kills and 10 digs.
Senior running back Preston Lehmann had another strong night, and the Packers ended the regular season by flattening the Grand Forks Central Knights 44-6 on Wednesday night. Lehmann carried the ball 15 times for 204 yards - the seventh-highest total in school history - and three touchdowns. Shelby Schulz also had 10 carries for 97 yards. As a whole, the Packers had 372 rushing yards.
Seniors Brady Rotert and Lucas Miller were the two members of the Packers soccer team to be named to the North Dakota All-State Boys Soccer team. Rotert is one of three defenders to be a first team all-state selection. Midfielder Miller, with 22 goals on the year, earned second team all-state honors. Packers head coach Doug Millar showed pride in his players for earning this honor. "Team success comes from the combined efforts of individuals," Millar said. "Without the unselfish, high-energy efforts of Brady, we wouldn't have been as successful as we were in the midfield this season.