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The Packers had a mixed bag of a week, beating the Valley City Hi-Liners 3-0 last Tuesday before falling to Fargo North 3-2 on Thursday. In Tuesday's match - in which West Fargo won with scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-20 - the Packers were led by senior Andrea Klug with 32 assists, along with two blocks and an ace. Senior Christina Bruenjes was also a major contributor with 10 kills.
After going the first three weeks of September without a loss, the West Fargo Packers finally dropped one, losing 2-1 to the Eastern Dakota Conference-leading Fargo Shanley Deacons last Tuesday, but responded quickly by shutting out the Grand Forks Central Knights 4-0 on Thursday night. The Packers went into their match against Shanley tied with the Deacons for first in the conference with 15 points (two points for every win, one for a tie) on the season. The Deacons started off strong, with forward Conrad Hager scoring a goal in the first minute.
The West Fargo cross country teams trekked about 170 miles this past weekend for a meet at the Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar, Minn., where the boys team placed third out of 11 teams with a score of 72 and the girls finished fourth out of 12 with a score of 127. "Overall we had a very good team effort," Packers' coach Joe Bailey said. "The course was very challenging and rolling with very little flat ground. It will make the rest of our courses seem easy." Senior Darin Baltezore set the pace for the boys' team once again, finishing in fifth place with a time of 17:14.9.
I realize that "midseason" is a bit misleading, what with the tennis, golf and soccer seasons winding to a close. However, since we are about halfway between the time I started discussing cross country and volleyball and the time I will start talking about basketball and hockey, I'm calling it midseason. If I had to use one word to best describe the fall season for the Packers as a whole, I would say consistent is the best choice. The perfect example of this is the girls' golf team, who has finished third or fourth in almost every meet this season.
The West Fargo School Board adopted an official logo for the district's new high school, the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs during their regularly scheduled Monday night meeting. An earlier version of the logo was previously shown to some staff, parents and students in the area of the current Sheyenne 9th Grade Center, which will complete its first phase of becoming a full high school in August 2013.
Triumph West Lutheran Brethren Church, which opened its facility on Sheyenne St. in December of 2009, is already growing out of its space and is building a 1200 square-foot addition off the southwest corner of their building. This new addition will be one large room, used primarily as an educational space.
Ashley Bixby qualified for the state tournament as an individual and the Packers' golf team finished fourth in the 10-team West Fargo Invitational at the Village Green Golf Course in Moorhead on Tuesday, Sept 18. Less than a week later, the team played its best round of the season, shooting 370 to finish third in the regional tournament and qualify for the state tournament on Monday morning at Edgewood Golf Course. Bixby shot an 86 at Village Green, which was good enough for eighth out of 60 competitors.
The West Fargo Cross Country had yet another impressive performance this weekend. The Boys' team took first place and the girls' took second, missing first place by just nine points, against Fargo Davies and Wahpeton on Saturday morning at Johnson Park in Moorhead. The consistency among the boys earned them a first place score of 26. The girls managed a score of 32, falling short of Fargo Davies' score of 23 "We had another outstanding team effort in both divisions," head coach Joe Bailey said.
Coming into Friday's game against the Packers, the Grand Forks-Red River Roughriders were leading the Eastern Dakota Conference with a record of 4-0, averaging 32 points a game and had only given up seven points on the season. They were also the No.
The Packers soccer team continues to impress, as they shut out two lowest-seeded teams in the Eastern Dakota Conference last week, topping the Grand Forks-Red River Roughriders 8-0 on Tuesday before beating the Fargo North Spartans 4-0 on Thursday. The Packers have now played eight straight games (7-0-1) without a loss and six straight games without giving up a goal. In the Tuesday match against the Roughriders, the Packers got two goals within three minutes from forward Akeem Smith in the first half, and two goals within two minutes from forward Daniel Brown in the second half. Other goals