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The Packers had a strong week on the road, beating Wahpeton 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23) on Tuesday night before topping Fargo South 3-1 (25-10, 18-25, 25-19, 25-17) on Thursday. Junior Amanda Levin was the model of consistency last week, tallying 17 kills in each match.
West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent David Flowers has announced that Dr. Greg Grooters, the current principal at the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, has accepted the position as the first Principal of West Fargo Sheyenne High School. "I'm excited for this opportunity to set up a place where kids can find success," Grooters said. Grooters has a Master of Science Education degree from North Dakota State University and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota.
In their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, the West Fargo School Board unanimously decided to accept a proposal from MBN Engineering to install classroom amplification systems in all elementary schools throughout the district. Similar amplification systems are already installed in the newly built Freedom Elementary School, and teachers seem to have been enjoying them. "(Feedback from Freedom's teachers) has been very, very positive," assistant superintendent Louise Dardis said.
Nichole Krabbenhoft, a third grade teacher at South Elementary School, was the recipient of "A Day Made Better" from Office Max in Fargo on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Through this program, Krabbenhoft was given $1,000 worth of office supplies and South Elementary was given $2,000 worth of office supplies.
The West Fargo girls' golf team wrapped their season up last Monday and Tuesday with a sixth-place finish in the two-day, 12-team North Dakota State Golf Tournament in Mandan. The team finished with a total score of 760 - 376 on the first day and 380 on the second. "Our goal is always to play our best golf at the end of the year," head coach Dan Wolf said, "and I think that for the most part that was true.
The West Fargo Packers' tennis team had a fairly mediocre season, but a consistent performance all season from sophomore Brady Ballweber has culminated with him placing third in the North Dakota State singles championship and earning All-State honors. "This is my 13th year of coaching tennis at West Fargo and Brady is the first to place as one of the top 5 singles players in the state," Packers coach Chad Anderson said.
The Packers' cross-country teams continued this weekend what they have been doing all season, as the boys team beat all comers with a team score of 51 and the girls took second with a score of 54 at the Grand Forks Invitational meet on Saturday morning. Senior Darin Baltezore led the Packers again, finishing third in a field of 72 runners with a 5k time of 16:51. Austin Alrbrecht, Nathan Aswege and Parker Rosenau came in seventh, eighth and 11th, respectively, with times of 17:08, 17:09 and 17:14.
The West Fargo soccer team ended the regular season on a high note, beating the Moorhead Spuds 2-0 on Tuesday evening before beating the EDC-rival Fargo South Bruins 3-1 on Saturday. They end the season winning three straight matches and nine of the past ten. In Tuesday's match against the Spuds, the Packers were locked in a scoreless draw until almost 20 minutes into the second half, when midfielder Zuheer Al Abase shook three defenders and scored an unassisted goal. With just over three minutes left in the match, senior Lucas Miller scored off a cross from junior Abdi Gedi to lock up the
Coming off a loss against the conference-leading Fargo South Bruins, the Packers bounced back in a big way, drubbing the Fargo North Spartans 24-0 on Friday night. "It was a good game," head coach Jay Gibson said.
Before Friday night, the Packers had won three straight games and were undefeated in conference games. They had scored 121 points in those three games and given up only seven. And then they matched up against the Fargo South Bruins. The Bruins had two impressive scoring drives in the first quarter, and carried that momentum throughout the game in a 35-20 victory over the Packers. "(The Bruins) knew what they wanted to do," Packers' coach Jay Gibson said.