The West Fargo Rattlers 12-year-old team captured the Cal Ripken North Dakota title in the 70-foot division last Saturday, earning a spot in the Midwest Plains Regionals scheduled July 10-15 in Booneville, Mo. West Fargo defeated Grand Forks 8-2, Bismarck 7-1 and topped Fargo 12-2 in the finals. West Fargo's Alex Urlaub was named tournament most valuable player. This is the team's second straight state championship and third title in the last four years.
Pomp and circumstance mixed in with a whole lot of fun was the order of the evening Saturday, May 4, as West Fargo High School held its 2013 Prom observance. The event relied on an oceanic theme of sorts with decorating coinciding, complete with a shipwrecked vessel, seashells, fish, and walls covered with blue tarps. Approximately 270 couples had their own private time in the spotlight participating in the grand march kicking off the festivities with parents, other family and friends packing the bleachers taking it all in.