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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
After winning both of their matches two weeks ago, the Packers had a bit of a rough time last week, dropping both matches to Moorhead and Grand Forks-Red River. In Tuesday's match against the Spuds, the Packers took the first game 25-21, but lost in the next three by scores of 25-15, 25-23 and 25-21. The Packers were led in this match by junior Shelby Gustafson, who had 12 kills, and senior Andrea Klug, who tallied 31 assists, two kills and two aces. Amanda Levin chipped in nine kills of her own, along with two aces.
The West Fargo tennis team ended its regular season on a high note, winning both matches from last week. In Tuesday's match, the Packers topped the Wahpeton Huskies in every event, winning 9-0. Thursday's match was not quite as easy for West Fargo, but they still managed a 6-3 victory over the Fargo Davies Eagles. The team got victories over Wahpeton players from Brady Ballweber, Keyan Farahmand, North Knewtson, Michael Holland, Brendan Walker and Drew Kooyer in singles competition.
The West Fargo Packers celebrated their homecoming on Friday night in style, running over the Williston Coyotes by a score of 53-0. The Packers, a team whose coach said the passing game is their greatest weapon, has won their second consecutive game primarily utilizing their ground game, as senior running back Preston Lehmann had 14 carries for 126 yards and two touchdowns, including a nine-yard touchdown run in the first half in which he barreled over two Coyote defenders. "If you can't run in the EDC you're not going to do well," head coach Jay Gibson said.