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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.
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' 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 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.