Pool is a reporter for The West Fargo Pioneer covering city sports and community news. He was the sports editor for The Dickinson Press covering Dickinson State athletics, high school athletics and Southwest Speedway. He graduated from North Dakota State with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. You can reach him by phone at 701-451-5715 or tweet him @CPoolReporter.
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WEST FARGO — Every barcode is unique, and that's what Kalcey Wike wants for Barcode Bar & Grill. He's worked with burgers, fries and pizzas elsewhere, but he wanted Barcode to be unlike any other place in town.
WEST FARGO — MacKenzie River Pizza has broken ground at 819 24th Ave. E. in West Fargo for its second restaurant in North Dakota. Glacier Restaurant Group out of Whitefish, Mont., operates MacKenzie River Pizza, which also has a location in Bismarck. This will be the fourth location for franchisees Lance and Shoni Robinson. "Shoni and I are thrilled to be opening a MacKenzie River here and know the community will love our scratch recipes and the fresh ingredients we use for our gourmet pizzas, juicy burgers,
WEST FARGO—Artificial turf fields are still about $1 million away from becoming a reality at West Fargo High School and West Fargo Sheyenne High School. Packers and Mustangs booster club presidents hoped to be further along in their fundraising efforts after about nine months, but the two groups are slowly making headway.
WEST FARGO—Neil Flick is slowly acclimating to North Dakota culture, but he's already learned two important lessons. The avid fisherman already knows what knoephla soup and lutefisk are. North Dakota is new territory for the general manager of North Dakota's first Duluth Trading Co. store opening March 22 at 2261 Rustad Lane E. in West Fargo. The grand opening will begin with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by public shows featuring professional lumberjacks from DLW Timberworks at 10:30 a.m. and noon.
FARGO—Bismarck Century finally won its first state championship since 2011. And for the first time in 16 years, the Patriots have two players on the North Dakota Class A boys basketball all-state first team. Century's Josh Sipes and Kade Amundson both made this year's Class A first team as selected by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. West Fargo's Joe Pistorius, West Fargo Sheyenne's Zach Westphal and Mandan's Trae Steckler were also named to the first team. Pistorius and Steckler were also on last year's second team.
WEST FARGO—Duluth Trading Co. has announced a Thursday, March 22, opening date for its first North Dakota location at 2261 Rustad Lane East in West Fargo. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., followed by presentations from professional lumberjacks from DLW Timberworks at 10:30 am and noon. West Fargo Duluth Trading Co. manager Neil Flick the West Fargo location will provide customers a unique shopping experience.
FARGO—West Fargo Sheyenne's historic run is at an end. Kemal Hajric wasn't shy about it. He was in pain. He injured his ankle in the state semifinals, but wasn't going to be held from playing with his fellow Mustangs in the program's first state championship. He limped in the starting lineups, and he limped to get his participation trophy after the game. But with his career over, he'll better remember his teammates and the run to get there.
FARGO—The four-year history of the rivalry between West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne has seen plenty of exhilarating contests. But none were with higher stakes than Friday, March 9. Beating the Packers for the second time this season was going to be a tall order, but Sheyenne's Christian Kuntz said nobody believed in his team anway. Kuntz and the Mustangs wanted to prove themselves, and for the first time ever, the Mustangs are going to the state championship.
FARGO—Last season, Mandan lost in the state semifinals to Bismarck Legacy. The Sabers, in the program's second season, went on to win the program's first state championship over Fargo Shanley. Zander's Braves already had a lead, but she dove for the ball anyway. She wasn't going to let this opportunity escape. Mandan got its revenge and beat 64-59 in the North Dakota Class A girls basketball state semifinals on Friday at North Dakota State's Scheels Center.
FARGO—West Fargo Sheyenne looked like it would be on the wrong side of history. The Mustangs were on their way to being the first No. 1 seed in the state tournament to lose in the opening round since Bismarck St. Mary's in 2013.