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Its not easy swimming with a monkey on your back. Not that West Fargo senior Dylan Nitzkorski was actually swimming around with a primate on his posterior. But for the last three years, Nitzkorski has been somewhat hounded by the fact that the only thing he hadnt placed in his awards space at his Harwood home was an individual state championship. Its something we have to get for him, Marsha Dahl, head coach of the Packer boys swim team, said. Hes been through a lot and hes done a lot for this group.
Shelby Moen proudly grabbed the small wooden shadow box that held four historic medals and smiled, speaking fondly of a great uncle she never even knew. He flew on a B-26, she said. He was shot down over Germany. He managed to get his crew to a safe area where they could jump out of the plane, but it was too late for him. For his heroics, her great uncle, Lt. George D. Smith of Galesburg, N.D., received the Silver Star, with oak leaf clusters.
Much was made a couple of years ago about a squabble between a neighbor of the Red River Valley Fair and former Fair Manager Bruce Olson, as the neighbor complained of loud noise long after midnight coming from the Red River Valley Fairgrounds popular Beer Garden. I never knew growing brewskies could be so noisy.
West Fargo High Schools Jayme Noel, participating in the State A Gymnastics meet with Fargo North High School, placed 14th overall in a pair of events last weekend at the Fargo-Moorhead Gymnastics Center. Noel, a freshman, placed in both the floor exercise and balance beam rotations. She scored an 8.983 on the floor, and an 8.783 on the beam. Fargo North, which placed second at the regional meet, was fifth overall in the team portion of the weekend.
Its a case of returning to the scene of the crime. If you consider advancing to the State A Girls Basketball Tournament as a No. 7 seed a crime, anyway. The last time the West Fargo Packers participated in a regional tournament in Grand Forks, they snuck through the consolation bracket with a pair of wins and punched their ticket to the 2004 State A Tourney in Bismarck. Lynette Mund and the Packers repeated that feat last year, thanks to an upset of No. 1 Fargo South in the loser-out game. This time, however, there will be no sneaking around, and the West Fargo Packers are the No.
A tight Eastern Dakota Conference meet last season tipped West Fargos way on one of the last events, making for an exciting year where the Packers literally didnt win a single meet until they hit the pool in Grand Forks. It wasnt so this year, as the Packers had some success, winning a handful of dual meets this regular season, but wound up third in another tight EDC meet last weekend, falling short of new champion Fargo South and runner-up Grand Forks at Jamestowns Aquatic Center.
Its hard enough to make it through a West Fargo winter with temperatures dropping like a stone, winds whipping up snow and hampering travel, and snow piles now as high as the hoods of cars. Imagine trying to make it through the winter hungry. Daily Bread in West Fargo is trying to help families ease those hunger pangs, working with local stores and the Great Plains Food Bank to hand out more than five dozen boxes of food items twice per week here in the City on the Grow. I think when we started out here in West Fargo (in 2001) out of a garage at Blessed Sacrament Church, we were handin
Kevin Larson isnt a guy that usually gets nervous. Last Thursday morning, he had every right to be. Larson said he was shaking like a leaf on a tree after he found out that one of the 11 Powerball tickets he had purchased at the West Fargo Sooper Stop on his way to work was a winner. Larson, along with six employees at General Equipment and Supplies of Fargo, purchased more than 70 tickets after they threw money in a pot for a shot to win $365 million in the record-breaking Powerball draw back on Feb. 18.
Usually, sports coverage is the kind of thing reserved for the B section. But when you bring home the first wrestling title in school history, and become the East Regions third title-holder in the past 45 years, you get bumped to the front, I think. This wasnt a dream season, by any accounts, for the Packer wrestling team.
West Fargo avenged a wild night at Fargo North back in January with a pair of victories on its home floor against the Spartan contingent on Friday night.