West Fargo staff reports
Mustangs Tara Lewis Lewis scored 11 points, all in the first half, as the West Fargo Sheyenne girls basketball team lost at Fargo Shanley 86-62 on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Shanley High School. Lewis, a senior guard, averaged 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists through the first 14 games of the season. Packers Morgan Foss
Mustangs Kemal Hajric Hajric scored 12 points in No. 3-ranked West Fargo Sheyenne's 93-71 boys basketball win over Grand Forks Red River on Friday, Jan. 26. Hajric, a 6-foot-4 Mustangs senior center, was second in the Eastern Dakota Conference with 11.4 rebounds per game, led the EDC with 3.9 offensive rebounds per game and was eighth in the conference with a 53.4 shooting percentage. Packers Luke Lennon
Students from West Fargo High School and West Fargo Sheyenne High School competed at the 105th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament on Feb. 2-3 at Fargo Davies High School. Fargo Davies was the champion with 54 points.
West Fargo Sheyenne High School senior Ashlen Wright was picked by the Prudential Spirit of Community Award program as one of two of North Dakota's top youth volunteers of 2018. The nationwide program is conducted by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and recognizes young people for acts of volunteerism. Wright advocates for teen mental health and suicide prevention by raising money and awareness in West Fargo by working to connect at-risk teens to people who can help.
In 1988, the North Dakota Attorney General ruled that Riverside could include a proposal to form a municipal consolidation review commission to look into the possibility of a merger Riverside-West Fargo consolidation. It was scheduled to be included on the April 5 city election. A letter was to be sent from the Riverside City Council to the West Fargo City Commission requesting them to begin discussions on merger "as quickly as possible."
Ken Heiser has been named Community High School Student of the Month for January. This is Heiser's second year at Community High and he should graduate early next fall. When not at Community, Heiser works at Game's Galore. After graduation, Heiser plans to attend college for mechanics and is considering opening up his own shop. Heiser has an older sister and two older brothers. In his free time, Heiser likes to go motocross riding and hanging out with friends.
Special Events North Dakota Beer Display: Jan. 15 — May 15. Visit the balcony of the library to see an exhibit of rare North Dakota beer collectibles owned by Royce Granlund of Hickson.
The West Fargo Sheyenne Dance Team continued to make program history. Sheyenne took third in the varsity high kick category in its best showing in the team's four-year history during the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Sheyenne had also taken its first state championships ever this year when it won the Class A large varsity division pom and high kick categories at the North Dakota Association of Dance and Drill state competitions in Grand Forks.
West Fargo High School special education teacher Michelle Potter has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LIfeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership. Potter was nominated by Jennifer Fremstad, West Fargo High School Principal, for her ability
Tuesday, Feb. 6 Boys basketball West Fargo at Valley City, 7:30 p.m. West Fargo Sheyenne at Fargo Shanley, 7:30 p.m. Boys hockey West Fargo at Fargo South-Shanley, 7:30 p.m. West Fargo Sheyenne at Fargo North, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball West Fargo at Valley City, 5:45 p.m. West Fargo Sheyenne at Fargo Shanley, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 Boys hockey Grand Forks Central at West Fargo, 7:30 p.m. West Fargo Sheyenne vs. Fargo Davies at Southwest Youth Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 Boys basketball