West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne wrapped up all but one spring sports season in a busy weekend with four state tournaments. Here's a look at the tournament runs on both sides of the state in images:

Sheyenne captures historic state baseball title

The West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs celebrate after defeating Fargo Shanley to win the North Dakota Class A state baseball tournament on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Memorial Ballpark in Mandan. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
The West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs celebrate after defeating Fargo Shanley to win the North Dakota Class A state baseball tournament on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Memorial Ballpark in Mandan. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune


West Fargo Sheyenne produced its best season ever and made program and school history Saturday at Mandan’s Veterans Memorial Field.

The Mustangs accomplished their season-long mission of a first-ever state title with a dominant 11-1 win over Fargo Shanley in the North Dakota Class A state baseball championship. Not only was it the program’s first state crown, it was the first state championship for any West Fargo Sheyenne boys team.

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The second-seeded Mustangs reached the championship with a statement-making 9-0 quarterfinal win over Minot, and used a late run to get past No. 1 West seed Bismarck Legacy with a 4-2 win in the semifinals.

West Fargo Sheyenne's Quade Peters, right, celebrated with his teammates after crossing home plate in the fourth inning against Minot in the quarterfinals of the state Class A state baseball tournament Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Memorial Ballpark in Mandan. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
West Fargo Sheyenne's Quade Peters, right, celebrated with his teammates after crossing home plate in the fourth inning against Minot in the quarterfinals of the state Class A state baseball tournament Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Memorial Ballpark in Mandan. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Packers capture consolation championship baseball title

West Fargo brought home consolation championship hardware from the Class A state baseball tournament.

The Packers responded to an opening-round loss to Dickinson with two decisive wins to capture fifth place.

They beat Bismarck Century 7-0 in the consolation semifinals and downed Grand Forks Red River 10-0 in Saturday’s consolation championship.

West Fargo's Aiden Wolf is swarmed by his teammates after knocking out a home run against Grand Forks Red River during the Packers' 10-0 win during consolation play in Mandan on Saturday, June 5, 2021. David Samson / The Pioneer
West Fargo's Aiden Wolf is swarmed by his teammates after knocking out a home run against Grand Forks Red River during the Packers' 10-0 win during consolation play in Mandan on Saturday, June 5, 2021. David Samson / The Pioneer

Sheyenne’s Gu wins first state singles title

West Fargo Sheyenne junior Mimi Gu beat Mandan senior Elizabeth Felderman 6-4, 6-4 to win the state girls tennis singles title Saturday at Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks.

It was the first singles title for Gu, who didn't drop a set during the singles tournament. Gu won back-to-back state doubles titles in 2018 and 2019. She also won a team title with the Mustangs in 2019 as a freshman.

West Fargo Sheyenne's Mimi Gu returns a serve from Mandan's Elizabeth Felderman (not pictured) as her fellow Mustangs teammates watch during the North Dakota state girls tennis singles championship match at Choice Health & Fitness on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
West Fargo Sheyenne's Mimi Gu returns a serve from Mandan's Elizabeth Felderman (not pictured) as her fellow Mustangs teammates watch during the North Dakota state girls tennis singles championship match at Choice Health & Fitness on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service

Gu won 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-2 during Friday's first round and quarterfinals. She beat Shanley's Maddie Abbott 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday in the semifinals.

In the team race, Sheyenne placed fifth with a 3-2 victory over Bismarck Century to win the consolation crown.

Sheyenne takes home third-place finish in girls soccer

West Fargo Sheyenne captured third place for a second consecutive season with a 1-0 win over Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove on Saturday in the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament at Cushman Field in Grand Forks.

It was the second game the Mustangs played that day. Their semifinal against Fargo Davies started at 10:10 p.m. Friday and ended at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Mustangs grabbed a 3-0 win over Jamestown in the quarterfinals, but lost in double overtime to the Eagles in the late-night semifinal.

Sheyenne head coach Jon Melendez-Soloaga was named the coach of the year by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.

Fargo Davies’ Olivia Opheim battles against West Fargo Sheyenne’s Blayke Hurley during the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament semifinals on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Cushman Field in Grand Forks.
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Fargo Davies’ Olivia Opheim battles against West Fargo Sheyenne’s Blayke Hurley during the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament semifinals on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne’s Morgan Valvo dives to catch the ball and protect the goal during the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament semifinals against Fargo Davies on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Cushman Field in Grand Forks.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne’s Morgan Valvo dives to catch the ball and protect the goal during the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament semifinals against Fargo Davies on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne's Blayke Hurley stops the ball against Jamestown during their North Dakota state girls soccer tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
West Fargo Sheyenne's Blayke Hurley stops the ball against Jamestown during their North Dakota state girls soccer tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Jamestown's Ellie Krueger takes the ball away from West Fargo Sheyenne’s Ana Kramer during their North Dakota state girls soccer tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Jamestown's Ellie Krueger takes the ball away from West Fargo Sheyenne’s Ana Kramer during their North Dakota state girls soccer tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

West Fargo nabs sixth-place soccer finish

The Packers placed sixth at the state girls soccer tournament with a 2-0 loss to Mandan in Saturday's consolation championship.

West Fargo moved to the consolation bracket after a 4-0 loss to eventual state champion Minot in the quarterfinals. The Packers squeaked out a 4-3 win over Bismarck High in the consolation semis to reach the fifth-place match.

West Fargo's Alyssa Smith advances against Minot’s Arin Oster during their North Dakota Girls Soccer State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks.
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West Fargo's Alyssa Smith advances against Minot’s Arin Oster during their North Dakota Girls Soccer State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

West Fargo's Emily Larsen competes for the ball with Minot’s Mia Lewis during their North Dakota Girls Soccer State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
West Fargo's Emily Larsen competes for the ball with Minot’s Mia Lewis during their North Dakota Girls Soccer State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Grand Forks. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Packers end softball season with consolation championship

It wasn’t the plaque they were used to, but the Packers left the North Dakota Class A state softball tournament with some hardware. West Fargo claimed the consolation championship with a 10-9 win over Jamestown on Saturday at Lincoln Softball Field in Mandan.

For just the second time ever, a team besides the perennial power West Fargo won the state softball championship.

The Packers were handed a rare tournament loss by Bismarck High in the quarterfinals, and knocked out of championship play with the 7-5 loss.

The Packers throttled Grand Forks Central 16-1 in Friday’s consolation semifinals to reach the consolation final.

West Fargo hitter Ashlyn Diemert (7) is joined at home plate by her teammates after hitting a home run against Bismarck High in the quarterfinal game of the state Class A softball tournament held in Mandan on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
West Fargo hitter Ashlyn Diemert (7) is joined at home plate by her teammates after hitting a home run against Bismarck High in the quarterfinal game of the state Class A softball tournament held in Mandan on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Mustangs drop two at state softball

West Fargo Sheyenne was bumped to the consolation bracket after a 5-2 loss to eventual state champion Dickinson in the quarterfinals. The Mustangs next lost to Jamestown in the consolation semifinals, and were eliminated from the tournament.

West Fargo Sheyenne's Maya Metcalf (11) receives a joyful welcome as she approaches home plate following her third inning solo home run to put her team ahead 1-0 over Dickinson in the North Dakota Class A state Softball tournament on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Mandan. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
West Fargo Sheyenne's Maya Metcalf (11) receives a joyful welcome as she approaches home plate following her third inning solo home run to put her team ahead 1-0 over Dickinson in the North Dakota Class A state Softball tournament on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Mandan. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune