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Last season, the Packers baseball team ranked fourth in the Eastern Dakota Conference on opening day. They then went on to have a 20-3 record, win the conference championship and finish second in the state tournament. “We had 33 practices inside before we got outside once (last season), and I don’t feel like the kids ever came to practice and just went through the motions, which could easily have happened,” head coach Brett Peterson said.
West Fargo resident Jim Kelley joined elite company last week when he was recognized with this year’s West Fargo Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds award for his volunteer contributions...
The Cass County Historical Society is electing their second Honorary Mayor of Bonanzaville soon. The CCHS has confirmed five candidates to run for the 2014 Mayoral Election Fundraiser: Incumbent Jay...
The Packer girls basketball program got a bit of a boost when Barb Metcalf was named head coach six years ago. In the six years before she was hired, the Packers went 62-78, which is a winning percentage of .443. Since her hiring in 2008, they have won 97 of their 143 games for a .678 winning percentage. She has coached two 1,000-point scorers, been in two state championship games and won her first Eastern Dakota Conference Coach of the Year award this season, an award voted on by her fellow coaches. “It’s pretty humbling,” Metcalf said.
This time of year, walking through the halls of West Fargo High School after 3:30 p.m. means you will likely have to step out of the way of a stampeding group of Packer track athletes. With the winter sports season finally over, the coaches now have a full team to train for all track and field events. “We are just trying to get everybody in the places they need to be, and getting to know the new faces,” head coach Darin McKinnon said. “So far, we have been pretty happy. We have a nice returning group from last year.
Keeping in mind their motto of R.I.C.K. (respect, inclusion, compassion and kindness), the students of Freedom Elementary School raised money for Sanford Children’s Hospital during the school’s “Kindness Week,” March...
It didn’t take the West Fargo track team long to get a victory. At the Cobber Invitational on Tuesday, the Packer girls finished first out of 10 teams with 108 points. The boys team finished second of nine teams with a score of 127 points, just 3.5 points behind Grand Forks Red River. The girls finished first in three events. Junior Izzy Waite took home the top spot in the high jump with a 4-foot-11-inch jump.
District physical education teachers organized Cheney Middle School’s second annual “Chuck It” Dodgeball Tournament – which took place on Tuesday – and saw 27 teams join the fun for a good cause. Last year’s event raised money for Sheyenne High School student Charley Weber, who had suffered a traumatic brain injury on New Year’s Eve, 2012.
Five members of the West Fargo girls hockey team spent a little ice time with the West Fargo Hockey Association’s U8 and U10 Stampede girls teams on Feb.
For the second consecutive year, the physics students of West Fargo High School took to L.E. Berger Pool for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Monday. More than 200 students from Michelle Strand’s and Adam Christensen’s physics classes made up 44 teams and spent over five weeks constructing boasts out of cardboard and duct tape. “We focused on the Archimedes Principle and density,” Strand said. “This was their final project and how they were assessed. We didn’t take a test.