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The Sheyenne Mustangs volleyball “C” team may have given its fans a glimspe into the future of the program. The team earned the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference “C” tournament, then cruised through the competition to earn the conference title on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Shanley High School. “I am really proud of the girls and the effort they put in this entire season,” head coach Leah Newton said. “As a team we set goals for the season and worked really hard to achieve them. Winning the tournament was one of our goals and it was just a great way to finish the season.” Being the No.
One of the best season’s in school history for the Packer girls swim team came to an end on Saturday, and the team was just shy of a state title. The team took second place in the North Dakota state tournament with a score of 326 points, just 11 points behind state-champion Minot High. “I could not be prouder of these girls,” head coach Sally Sautner said. “They completely exceeded my expectations.
The West Fargo wrestling team is coming off its best season in team history. They had a perfect 21-0 record, 17 state place winners, three individual state champions and their second consecutive team championship. With 11 of those place winners returning for this season, expectations are undoubtedly high. According to head coach Kayle Dangerud, who is in his ninth year as the Packer’s coach, those expectations can be met – possibly exceeded – if the team can stay healthy. “We have a lot to be excited about right now,” Dangerud said.
The West Fargo Student Congress team went to the State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 7, and came back on Friday with its second consecutive state championship, and its third in the past four years. “They performed really well, especially in light of the fact that I had 22 seniors on the team last year so I only had a handful of students coming back who had ever been to a single tournament ever,” team coach Aaron Knodel said.
West Fargo resident John Spiekermeier has been applying for a North Dakota bighorn sheep hunting tag for the better part of two decades. So far, he has been unsuccessful in being awarded one of the state’s seven tags, of which there is a 1-in-3,000 chance of drawing one. His 15-year-old son Brodey, on the other hand, was awarded a tag on his second try and ended up with a 228-pound, Pope and Young Club-caliber bighorn sheep on Saturday, Oct.
The Packers swim team will head into this weekend’s state tournament with all of the momentum, as they won the Eastern Dakota Conference Championship on Saturday with a score of 529, which was 155 points ahead of second-place Fargo North. “We had a handful of girls in each event competing for their position on the State team,” head coach Sally Sautner said.
The West Fargo Packers volleyball team had a rough final regular season game on Tuesday, falling to Valley City in three games (25-22, 25-19, 25-23) and locking the Packers into seventh place in the Eastern Dakota Conference, which meant they would have to compete in a play-in game before taking part in the proper, eight-game playoffs. Fortunately, they hardly broke a sweat in topping the Grand Forks Central Knights in three games (25-22, 25-14, 25-11) on Friday night to advance into the playoffs. “I thought we played very well,” head coach Paula Pi
Longtime West Fargo optometrist Dan Levin recently expanded his practice, purchasing Eyes on 43rd in Fargo, located at 1695 43rd St. South. The site will be renamed Eyesite Family Eyecare...
The West Fargo High School Theatre is bringing another classic to life this weekend with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” “It is a fan favorite,” director Adam Pankow said. “Lots of people have asked me about doing this one at some point. It is a great family show, and a worthy piece to let our students enjoy being a part of.” Pankow, in his eighth year with the West Fargo theatre department, said that “Joseph” will be performed in order to provide balance to their theatre season.
The Packers are picking up steam in the home stretch of the regular season, as they picked up two wins last week. They have won four straight games and six of their last eight. The Pack started the week with a five-game (25-17, 16-25, 25-19, 14-25, 20-18) victory over Grand Forks Red River, the conference’s No. 3 seed. “That is exactly what we have been looking to do,” head coach Paula Pierson said. “It shows that we can compete with the top teams in the EDC.