State volleyball tournament recap
By Jarann Johnson
Class A’s tournament went as planned. Lauren Ware, a Bismarck Century junior, dominated and Century walked away from the tournament with state champion honors. Thompson’s state title win was a wild emotional ride.
Thompson, who was seeded No. 2 in the tournament, found themselves facing a team of giant killers in Set 5 of the championship. Oakes was seeded as the No. 4 team in the tournament but they played the best volleyball during the first two rounds of state.
They swept No.5-seed Dickinson Trinity in the opening round and picked up a 3-1 win over No. 1-seeded Langdon Area-Munich in the second round. Now, they were trying to knock off one more team.
Both teams were tied at 13-13 in the fifth set, giving fans a drama-filled final moment.