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It will be nearly three years before the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center's expansion into a full high school will be complete, but as of right now, they are officially known as the Mustangs. The first athletic team to play under the "Mustang" moniker, the 9th Grade volleyball team, competed on Saturday in Jamestown Jamboree tournament. In this tournament, the Mustangs went 1-2-1 in four two-set matches. In their first match, the Mustangs lost to Bismarck by scores of 16-25 and 22-25. The second was chalked up as the Mustangs first victory, as they beat Jamestown 27-25 and 25-21.
Last fall, the Bismarck Demons went 11-1 and claimed the North Dakota Class 3A State Championship. In the season opener against the West Fargo Packers on Friday night, the Demons, with 19 of the 22 starters on the team returning from last season, showed everyone how they did it: with hard-nosed defense. West Fargo had serious trouble getting off the line, amassing just 44 total yards from scrimmage and allowing the quarterbacks to be sacked eight times, and fell to Bismarck by a score of 29-0. "Bismarck is a really good team," Packers head coach Jay Gibson said.
Freedom elementary opened its doors to its first group of students on Thursday, and on its first day, it was already filled past capacity. The school was built for 550 students, but it catered to 565 students on Thursday morning. "We are thrilled with this new space, and we are very grateful to the voters in May of 2011 for giving approval so we could construct this building," District Superintendent David Flowers said in a press conference on Thursday.
The West Fargo Packers football team takes the field for its first regular season game at home against Bismarck this Friday night, and with a crew of 92 players, half of them sophomores, Coach Jay Gibson is happy with where his team is. "We have a really good group of players," Gibson said. "Many have done their prep work, I can tell. They are very fit.
There has been plenty of school-related news this summer. Freedom Elementary School is set to open, the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center is being expanded into a full high school and a new elementary school will most likely open just east of the Sheyenne Center in a few years.
After an impressive outing in the North Dakota state tournament, in which they won the title, the West Fargo Patriots' season came to an end this past weekend in the Central Plains Regional American Legion Tournament in Dickinson, N.D. In Thursday's game against Edina, Minn., the Patriots fought to the bitter end, being tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning before Edina's Nick Omodt ripped a walk-off base hit into center field to win the game 3-2. In their game on Friday morning against Brookings, S.D., the Patriots went against a tough pitcher in Matt Thomas, who struck out nine batter
In reviewing the budget at Monday's board meeting for West Fargo Public Schools, the board recognized that they have been "deficit spending" and are asking for help, via a resolution, from the North Dakota School Association. "When we went through the process of negotiating with our teachers and other staff last spring, we had talked about the impact on our budget for the long term," business manager Mark Lemer said, "and we knew that we were creating a situation, with the opening of all of our new schools and the staffing increases, that we were going to be in a deficit." At the moment, t
Heather Konschak, who is currently the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and the Board for the West Fargo Public School District, is set to become the district's Community Relations Coordinator as soon as a replacement for her current position is hired. With this new position, Konschak will be responsible for developing a district wide communication strategy, both internal and external, and ensuring that information of the goings-on of the school district reaches the media and community. "As the third largest district in North Dakota, this (position) is a key piece that we were mis
Otter Tail Corp. has entered a nonbinding letter of interest to sell, DMI Industries Inc., the wind tower manufacturing company, leaving the future of the plant and its workers uncertain. The company plans to finish tower production in West Fargo in October and Tulsa, Okla., in November.
The Fargo Soccer Club, led by club president Matt Noah, has expanded its operations into West Fargo and formed the new West Fargo Soccer Club. This new club will be competing for players with the original West Fargo Soccer Club, which has been in the city for 20 years. "West Fargo Soccer Club has been around since 1992, and we really pride ourselves on being a hometown club," Club president Kim Hurley said.