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West Fargo High School graduate Matt Strahm had an excellent debut for his Northwest Arkansas Naturals Double A baseball team on Friday, April 8, at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. Strahm pitched five innings, gave up no runs or walks, allowed two hits and struck out four batters in a 6-3 loss to the Frisco (Texas) Rough Riders. The left-handed pitcher was named to the Royals’ affiliate this month and said it was the next step on his journey to play Major League Baseball.
Hundreds of North Dakota prep athletes packed North Dakota State’s Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility on Friday for the annual North Dakota Class A boys and girls indoor...
The Sheyenne Mustangs’ North Dakota Class A state tournament dreams were dashed on Saturday when they lost 62-51 to the Devils Lake Firebirds in a state-qualifying game at West Fargo High School. The Mustangs led 23-20 at halftime, but Devils Lake’s perimeter shooting heated up in the second half. The Firebirds connected on six three-pointers in the second half. Junior guard Jacob Mertens paced Devils Lake with 26 points and surpassed 1,000 career points.
West Fargo closed out the state Class A wrestling tournament by sending a program record-tying five wrestlers to the top spot of the podium as state individual champions. Sophomores Justin...
Saturday’s North Dakota Class A, East Region wrestling tournament was a success for West Fargo High School. The Packers had six wrestlers – sophomore Justin Harms (106 pounds), sophomore Jared...
WEST FARGO—Rebounding the basketball is something the West Fargo boys basketball has hung its hat on this season, and Tuesday night, it showed. The Packers crashed the boards in a 97-51 Eastern Dakota Conference victory over Wahpeton at West Fargo High School. West Fargo—ranked No. 4 in the latest North Dakota Class A poll—outrebounded the Huskies 57-21. Of the 57 rebounds West Fargo controlled, 26 were on the offensive end, leading to many second-chance opportunities.
West Fargo junior Brandon Metz won the sole individual title for the West Fargo Packers at the 10th annual Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament last week at the Fargodome...
West Fargo senior Ahmed Aden got a big vote of confidence from sophomore point guard Joe Pistorius before Friday night's Eastern Dakota Conference boys basketball game against Fargo Davies. Aden said Pistorius told him the ball would be coming his way. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard did not squander the opportunity and scored a career-high 31 points in the Packers' 80-77 win over the Eagles at West Fargo High School.
West Fargo's volleyball team closed out its postseason run with a consolation championship at the North Dakota Class A state tournament in Minot. The Packers swept Bismarck Legacy 30-28, 25-23, 25-16 in the fifth-place match Saturday at the Minot State Dome to cap off the team's first state appearance since 2012. West Fargo opened the tournament with a 3-0 loss in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Bismarck Century. "After the Century match, we had a meeting that night and we said the consolation bracket is ours," said West Fargo senior setter Jadyn Cookman, who collected 88 assis
The West Fargo football team didn’t squander its second opportunity to play Bismarck this fall. The Packers lost to the Demons in week two, but beat Bismarck 27-10 on Friday...