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The West Fargo School Board meeting Oct. 13 should have been fairly cut-and-dried, but a concerned parent brought to light an interesting contradiction in the student handbook. Peter Hettwer, with his wife Wanda in attendance, voiced concern for inconsistency between the open campus policy at West Fargo High School and how administration handles an ill student's request to go home for the day. On the issue of open campus, the handbook states: "All students except juniors and seniors in grades 9-12 are required to be in the building all periods.
An overabundance of rain, cold and wind washed away any hopes the West Fargo girls golf team would rally during Tuesday's second round and take the North Dakota State Tournament title. That's because there was no second round. After a typical wet North Dakota fall day, Monday, Oct.
By Tyler Shoberg Holly Erickson's sixth- and seventh-grade STEM students busy themselves as they work together on a class project. This is no ordinary assignment, however - these kids are building a robot. Now, don't get the wrong idea. They're not constructing some "Lost in Space," arms flailing, hooky tin-can clunker.
Danny Schatz is one step closer to taking control of the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. A full crowd packed the seats in the Hartl Ag Building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to see what the board's next step would be in cutting ties from the notorious money pit that is RRVS. Schatz, a Fargo resident and father of World of Outlaws star Donny Schatz, recently sent a proposal to the RRVF board discussing terms for a leasing contract.
Whether the West Fargo boys soccer team won during the last week of the regular season didn't really matter since one encompassing fact remained: They're going to state. Qualifying for the North Dakota state tournament for the first time since 2005, the Packers finished the regular season 9-5-4 overall and 4-3-3 in the Eastern Dakota Conference, one point behind second-placed Grand Forks central (10-4-3, 5-2-2). This year's state tournament is at the Hillcrest Soccer Complex in Jamestown, N.D. Quarterfinals begin today (Oct.
The West Fargo cross country team is taking the North Dakota prep sports world by storm. The Packers had a clean sweep at the Eastern Dakota Conference championships on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Grand Forks, with boys and girls winning team and individual titles.
The West Fargo girls swimming and diving team continues to be a force in the Eastern Dakota Conference well into the midseason grind. The Packers have managed to put up impressive numbers at recent meets even while missing players because of illness. "We've been sick, so we're trying to get healthy," girls swimming coach Marsha Dahl said. "Twelve girls missed the UND Invitational (Oct. 3) and six were gone Tuesday (Sept. 29). We only had one gone yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 8)." Last week, West Fargo proved just how strong its team could be when healthy. On Oct.
West Fargo's volleyball team came out ready to defend its home court Tuesday, Sept. 29, but couldn't hold off powerhouse Fargo Shanley. The Packers were swept by the East-Region leading Deacons 23-25, 14-25, 22-25. Sophomore Jill Gustafson started West Fargo's march during the first game, racking up several kills and a service ace. With multiple kills from sophomore Allison Barta and senior Jenna Green, West Fargo (10-9 overall, 3-3 Eastern Dakota Conference) led for most of the first contest.
Hopefully fans had a chance to stock up on green and white face paint and double check their Packer gear because the girls golf team made it to the state tournament Oct. 5-6 in Wahpeton, N.D. The results of the state tournament were not available when this edition of the Pioneer went to press. West Fargo finished in sixth place with a team score of 410 at the East Region tournament at Bois de Sioux Golf Club in Wahpeton, on Monday, Sept. 28. The top six teams from the tournament qualified for state.
Grand Forks Red River came to West Fargo on Friday, Oct. 2 and took a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. That's as close to winning as the Roughriders got. Fueled by 6-foot, 190-pound senior quarterback Bryce Jorgenson, the Packers scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to beat Red River 35-14. "It's a game, it's over with," West Fargo coach Jay Gibson said, referring to the Packers' first Eastern Dakota Conference win of the season.