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West Fargo Sheyenne claims first Class A state title in five set win over Century

The Mustangs interrupted Bismarck Century's long-running dominance as North Dakota's Class A state champs on Saturday at the Bismarck Event Center.

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West Fargo Sheyenne team members celebrate match point in the win over Bismarck Century in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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BISMARCK — West Fargo Sheyenne won a tightly contested five set match against Bismarck Century to claim its first Class A state championship on Saturday at the Bismarck Event Center.

The Mustangs won 25-21, 22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-8.

Sheyenne's win interrupted Century's long-standing dominance in Class A. Entering Saturday's match, the Patriots had played in the championship match 12 times in 14 years since 2008. They had won eight championships in that time, including six of the last seven.

The Mustangs, the East Region's top seed, finished the season 35-2 while West No. 1 seed Century wrapped up the season 34-3.

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West Fargo Sheyenne head coach Leah newton and her team members celebrate their win over Bismarck Century in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Mia Engel crashes to the floor trying to save the ball against Bismarck Century in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Isabelle Albrecht and Mia Engel embrace after their win over Bismarck Century in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Reagan Bogenreif leaps for a return against Bismarck Century during the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Mia Engel runs into the line judge while tracking down the ball against Bismarck Century in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Kailee Waasdorp leaps for a shot against Bismarck Century's Claire Bauman and Atrianna Backman during the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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West Fargo Sheyenne's Kallie Dodds celebrates a point with her teammates against Bismarck Century's during the North Dakota Class A state volleyball tournament championship game at the Bismarck Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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Ryan Spitza joined The Forum in December 2021 as a sports reporter. He grew up in Marquette, Mich., a city of 20,000 on the southern shore of Lake Superior. He majored in multimedia journalism and minored in public relations at Northern Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in May 2019. While attending college, Spitza gained real-world experience covering high school and college athletics for both The Mining Journal and The North Wind.

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