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The West Fargo boys basketball team entered the East Region tournament as the fifth-seeded team. Now, after going 2-1 at the Fargo tournament, they'll get to represent the Eastern Dakota Conference as its No. 4. The Packers defeated No. 7 Grand Forks Central 70-60 on Saturday to punch their ticket to yet another state tournament. This week's trip marks West Fargo's sixth straight appearance at state. And while they were able to overcome odds once again to earn that berth, the biggest challenges may lay ahead. Because they were able to slip in as the East No.
If Thomas Huus is the Neil Armstrong of face painting, then North Dakota is his moon.
March madness is nigh. Tuesday's East Region quarterfinal games were rescheduled for Thursday because of the blizzard forecast to hit the region. Therefore, the West Fargo girls host Valley City at 6 p.m., while the West Fargo boys will head to Fargo Davies for a 7:30 p.m. start. The West Fargo boys basketball and girls basketball teams both finished their regular season last Thursday with home games against Fargo South. The Packers girls downed Fargo South 61-44 to finish 18-1 on the season. No. 1 West Fargo hosted No.
The Packers are back on their throne - now they will have to see how far the lofty achievement can carry them. The boys swimming and diving North Dakota Class A State Tournament is coming up this weekend, after all. What will happen there may be ascertained by the results of the most recent conference tournament. Last year, the West Fargo swimming team was gunning for a fourth-straight East Region crown when Fargo North pulled the rug out from underneath. The Spartans stole the title and relegated the Packers to second place. Last weekend, West Fargo got its revenge. After garnerin
Just when winter decides to show up to the region after a lengthy hiatus, the prep hockey season is over. In the end, the West Fargo girls hockey team probably did as well as expected, especially after entering the year without several veteran skaters. All three of their top scorers from last season - Kacie Johnson, Kaylee Lothspeich and Katlyn Springer - were seniors. During the North Dakota Class A State Tournament last weekend in Grand Forks, the Packers finished in fourth place after a grind-it-out game against Fargo North that went into double overtime.
Hunting waterfowl in the spring can be a tad unnerving. For one thing, it's weird being in a field that is about to be planted instead of harvested. Then there's the weather. Fall tends to be much more comfortable than spring, if for no other reason than it tends to be less sloppy. Let's face it: if you're not filthy by the end of a spring hunt, you're doing something wrong. Then there are the birds themselves. Unlike the drab, muted, largely featureless creatures we get migrating south in the fall, these spring birds are jazzed up in some truly eye-popping attire.
While duck hunting might seem like a long time from now, a local conservation group doesn't want outdoor enthusiasts to get too comfortable during the offseason. The Agassiz 4-Curls Delta Waterfowl chapter in Fargo is hosting its annual banquet March 9 at the Speedway Steakhouse and Event Center in West Fargo, located at 680 Main Avenue West, and just north of the Red River Valley Speedway. Doors open at 5:30p.m., and dinner will be served around 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for individuals, $60 for couples and $30 for youth.
They were ranked No. 1 in the state the entire season. Two weeks ago, they set an East Region tournament record for points en route to a third-straight conference title. By all accounts, the West Fargo wrestling team was having a season to remember. And last weekend, they ended it the best way possible. The Packers dominated at the North Dakota Class A state tournament in Bismarck, garnering both the dual championship and individual team championship.
For nearly three decades, David Pralguske has been a staple at the West Fargo Fire Department. He even lived right across from the fire hall for a while. "We got a lot of calls and things like that," Pralguske said, with a laugh. But now, after a 28-year stint volunteering with the WFFD, Pralguske is hanging up his helmet for good. It was a nice run, he said, but the time has come. "One of the greatest things is all the people and friends I've met over the years," Pralguske said.
West Fargo City Commissioners went on record Monday night approving an amended agreement between the city and Costco relating to Improvement District No. 1234 that will provide assurances that their new West Fargo store will open on time without any distractions. Used to moving into developed locations where all they have to do is construct the building, Costco wanted to make sure that all street and sewer and water improvements are in place so nothing will hinder the opening of their new store in West Fargo, along Veterans Blvd. and Interstate 94 on Nov.