By the second inning of the West Fargo Packers loser-out game against Devils Lake, it looked like the dream was going to die quickly. After surrendering 17 unanswered runs in just seven innings, West Fargo was literally getting blown out of the Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament. But, trailing 6-0 after an 11-0 loss to Grand Forks Central in the opening round, Brett Peterson finally found the right combination. He stuck with Jerrod Heitkamp on the mound. He rallied his troops, urging them to get their bats going.
Former West Fargo wrestling coach and current teacher Steve Marquart was in good spirits after Mondays meeting with the West Fargo School Board, despite their unanimous decision to let a letter of reprimand written by Superintendent Chuck Cheney to remain in his file. Im definitely disappointed, Marquart, surrounded by the families and members of his last wrestling squad, said.
A saying adapted for sports pundits everywhere states that revenge is a dish best served cold. Or, maybe its best after a cold front. The West Fargo Packer softball team survived a cold front that dropped rain on nearly the entire surrounding area, except for West Fargo, and exacted some revenge on Fargo North in the process, handing the Spartans a 10-0 loss to make up for a loss to North in the teams first meeting this season. With the run differential, North defeated West Fargo 5-2, the Packers regain control in the East Region heading into the state tournament next week.
West Fargo put together some good individual showings in order to pull off a top four finish for the girls and a top seven meeting for the boys at the Eastern Dakota Conference meet at the University of North Dakota last weekend. On the boys side, speed and field events were the strong suit for the Pack, as the duo of Gavin Schmidt and Brian McNeill paced West Fargo on the track. In the 100-meter dash, Schmidt posted his personal best time of the season in competition, finishing with a 10.87 and a bronze medal in the event.
Several West Fargo business owners continued their monthly meetings this week with area officials in an ongoing discussion about the future of downtown West Fargo, namely Sheyenne Street and Main Avenue. While the areas mentioned to need some attention, Im proud of the way that West Fargo has been able to maintain the local flavor on its signature thoroughfare. From Furniture For Less remodeling of the old SuperValu to Sandys endeavor in the old Hardees slot, Sheyenne has done well in most cases.
Welcome to Eden Prairie, Minn., site of Winter Park, the home of the famous Minnesota Vikings. Here in our corporate offices, you can see everything from the room where Onterrio Smith was recently grilled by team officials for his latest stint at the Minneapolis International Airport to the future office of Zygi, the new team owner. Over this way, our indoor facility still has the blood, sweat and spit of No.
First off, let me say that I am not a distance runner. I can kick a soccer ball around pretty well. Im fine with a set of clubs in my hand. I can even shoot a few hoops.
It was a case of good news versus bad news in many states across the country last Friday, as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed to the nation his plans in the latest round of military base closures and realignments before handing them over to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Rumsfeld, whose report is the first step in a three step program, handed down two recommendations that will impact the North Dakota Air National Guard and the local Air Force base, as he has targeted the 119th Fighter Wing (the Happy Hooligans) in Fargo for realignment, and is eliminating nearly tw
This is Brooks West in his environment. The local folk-singer who headed out east is back home, sipping on a pint of two-dollar beer (only one because hes running the marathon tomorrow&O.K., just the half-marathon) at a local tavern, ready to play in front of his hometown fans. This is where my core is, West said. I really do like coming back. I wish I had the time to do it more often.
In its inaugural season, West Fargos junior Olympic volleyball program is sweeping the state, leaving parents wondering what took so long and leaving other communities wishing the league would have skipped over the City on the Grow. West Fargos new head varsity coach, Nikki Peterson, rallied some middle school coaches to help form a handful of teams from West Fargo, including age levels Under 18, Under 14 and Under 12.