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Two years after graduating from West Fargo High School, former Packers' soccer players Austin Dillard and Jade Johnson continue to find success in the sport at Jamestown College. Forward Johnson and midfielder Dillard were key contributors in the Jimmies' championship victory in the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Tournament. In the semifinals of the A.I.I. tournament against the University of Houston-Victoria, Johnson scored a goal late in the game to tie it up at three goals each.
The Packers wrestling season does not begin until the end of the month, but the team has already earned a promising achievement, as they have been ranked 50th in the nation, according to InterMat Wrestling's "Fab 50" rankings. The reigning state champions finished the 2011-2012 season with a record of 21-0 and had three individual state champions, all of whom are returning for this season. The Packers are the only team in North Dakota in the "Fab 50." InterMat Wrestling also ranked senior Preston Lehmann eighth in the nation in the 195-pound division. Lehmann ended last season with a recor
The West Fargo High School Varsity cheer team took first place at the UCA Regional tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Minnetonka, Minn. Their first-place victory earned them a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) in Florida this February in Florida. "We knew that stakes were high and that it was our only chance to get to nationals," coach Jenni Stewart said. "They just stepped up and really pulled it together in the end.
The Packers swim team wrapped up their 2012 season over the weekend on a positive note, as they took first in two events and fourth overall in the North Dakota State Meet. The highlight of the event for the Packers 200 freestyle relay team - consisting of Brianna Faul, Julissa Johnson, Danica Dutt and Hallie Peterson - taking first place with a time of 1:39.9. "They were just awesome," head coach Marsha Dahl said. "They set a new team record, and were just shy of the state record." Dutt also took first place - for the second time - in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.09.
If you are a diehard Packer fan, the volleyball team is the last fall-sport team left to root for. They came out of the East Region Volleyball Tournament with the No.
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' football season came to an end on Friday, as they lost 22-8 to the defending state champion Bismarck Demons in the State semifinals. "We played extremely well," head coach Jay Gibson said. "We were moving the ball, but we just couldn't finish." The first half ended in a scoreless tie, with the Packers mustering just 64 offensive yards and the Demons getting 76.
The Packers' cross-country season has come to an end, and the team had two runners earn North Dakota All-State honors at the October 27 meet in Dickinson: senior Nathan Aswege and eighth-grader Jen Dufner. In his last high school cross-country meet, Aswege led the Packers' boys team with a time of 16:45.08, finishing 15th out of 157 runners. "Nathan was determined to run his best race at state as a senior," head coach Joe Bailey said. "He went out strong and had a great finish.
The Packers swim team had some impressive outings, including a record-breaking run, en route to team score of 463 and a second place finish, behind the Fargo North Spartans' score of 545, in the Eastern Dakota Conference meet at Fargo Davies High School on Saturday. "North really is the team to beat in the conference," Packers' coach Marsha Dahl said.