THURSDAY'S OPENING ROUND AT THE FARGODOME

10 a.m.: Thompson vs. Flasher

Thompson Tommies

Record: 21-1

Head coach: Lisa Strand

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Players to watch: Lexi Telehey, 5-6, Sr., 274 kills, 253 digs; Kenzie Hughes, 5-5, Sr., 179 kills, 431 assists, 207 digs; Madeleine Stefonowicz, 6-0, Sr., 162 kills; Libby Koerber, 5-7, Jr., 306 assists, 106 digs; Mya Krogstad, 5-7, Jr., 152 kills, 242 digs, 38 aces; Bailey Munson, 5-5, Jr., 330 digs; Jada Welke, 5-7, Sr., 100 kills, 91 digs.

State tournament titles: 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2018.



Flasher Bulldogs

Record: 19-2

Head coach: Jerlyn Gabrielson

Players to watch: Tymber Boldt, Sr., 167 kills, 98 digs, 31 blocks; Faith Marion, Sr., 149 kills, 40 service aces, 88 digs, 16 blocks; Leandra Schmidt, Sr., 71 kills, 60 digs; Peyton Black, Sr., 35 service aces; Jayden Miller, Soph., 22 service aces; Mckenzee Doepke, Jr., 393 assists.

State tournament titles: None



Langdon-Edmore-Munich’s Morgan Freije has 238 kills, 50 service aces and 259 digs this season. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Langdon-Edmore-Munich’s Morgan Freije has 238 kills, 50 service aces and 259 digs this season. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

1 p.m.: Langdon-EM vs. Kenmare

Langdon-EM Cardinals

Record: 20-2

Head coach: Rich Olson

Players to watch: Lexis Olson, 5-11, Sr., 311 kills, 62 service aces, 316 digs, 79 blocks; Morgan Freije, 5-11, Jr., 238 kills, 50 service aces, 259 digs, 26 blocks; Cora Badding, 6-0, Frosh., 182 kills; Kaylee Lowery, 5-10, Sr., 107 service aces, 236 digs, 49 blocks; Jalynn Swanson, 5-5, Frosh., 660 assists; Morgan Thielbar, 5-6, Jr., 85 assists.

State tournament titles: 2003, 2008, 2010, 2019.



Kenmare Honkers

Record: 16-3

Head coach: Tim Wallstrum

Players to watch: Brenna Stroklund, 5-9, Soph., 166 kills, 23 service aces, 39 blocks; Megan Zimmer, 5-5, Sr., 146 kills, 132 digs; Sierra Skar, 5-6, Sr., 125 kills, 98 digs; Kate Zimmer, 5-5, Soph., 33 service aces, 103 digs, 451 assists; Isabel Sieg, 5-5, Sr., 26 service aces; Amber Houck, 5-6, Soph., 30 assists.

State tournament titles: 2007, 2009



Minot Our Redeemer's Eden Olson has 327 service aces and 583 digs this season.      Minot Daily News
Minot Our Redeemer's Eden Olson has 327 service aces and 583 digs this season. Minot Daily News

4 p.m.: Linton-HMB vs. Minot Our Redeemers

Linton-HMB Lions

Record: 22-0

Head coach: Jaime Richter

Players to watch: Teegan Scherr, 5-5, Jr., 249 kills, 42 service aces, 222 digs; JayCee Richter, 5-6, Jr., 173 kills, 66 service aces, 305 digs, 53 assists; ShayLee Bosch, 5-8, Soph., 159 kills, 32 blocks; Gracie Schumacher, 5-7, Soph., 44 service aces, 700 assists; Callie Hase, 5-4, Jr., 314 digs; Kim Gefroh, 5-7, Jr., 28 blocks.

State tournament titles: None



Minot Our Redeemers Knights

Record: 17-7

Head coach: Kara Nunziato

Players to watch: Sydney Popinga, 5-9, Jr., 216 kills, 56 assists, 207 service aces; Maya Vibeto, 5-4, Frosh., 147 kills, 231 service aces; Olivia Nelson, 5-11, Sr., 125 kills, 72 blocks; Calli Weekly, 5-11, Jr., 107 kills, 23 blocks; Halle Vibeto, 5-6, Sr., 45 assists; Kendal Braun, 5-3, Sr., 42 assists, 345 service aces, 82 digs; Eden Olson, 5-10, Jr., 327 service aces, 583 digs; Aubrey Griedl, 6-2, Soph., 62 blocks.

State tournament titles: None

Northern Cass' Morgan Nelson has 198 kills and 50 blocks this season.    Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Northern Cass' Morgan Nelson has 198 kills and 50 blocks this season. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

7 p.m.: Dickinson Trinity vs. Northern Cass

Dickinson Trinity Titans

Record: 22-1

Head coach: Breanna Sisson

Players to watch: Abbey Kubas, 5-11, Sr., 238 kills, 42 service aces; Amaya Willer, 5-10, Sr., 229 kills, 171 digs, 39 blocks; Hope Fath, 5-6, Jr., 111 kills; Asia Willer, 5-4, Sr., 69 service aces, 247 digs; Kali Kubas, 5-5, Jr., 54 service aces, 229 digs, 622 assists; Olivia Kessel, 5-9, Frosh., 32 blocks; Anna Kessel, 5-7, Sr., 28 blocks.

State tournament titles: None



Northern Cass Jaguars

Record: 18-1

Head coach: Angie Johnson

Players to watch: Morgan Nelson, 5-10, Sr., 198 kills, 50 blocks; Emma Lucas, 5-10, Jr., 174 kills, 136 digs, 29 blocks; Halle Crockett, 5-9, Soph., 172 kills; Sarah Yoney, 5-6, Sr., 33 service aces, 500 assists; Abby Richman, 5-4, Jr., 31 service aces, 130 digs; Abby Rasmussen, 5-6, Sr., 19 service aces, 147 digs; Jenna Maker, 5-7, Sr., 23 blocks

State tournament titles: 2013