WATCH: First day of North Dakota spring state tournaments wrap up in WDAY's 10:00 pm sportscast for June 3

Six different tournaments got underway on Thursday.

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Cruz Riegel of Beulah waits for the ball as Simon Romfo of Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich gets to second base safely Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the North Dakota State Class B Boys' Baseball Tournament at Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown. John M. Steiner / The Sun

FARGO -- The semifinals are set for five state tournaments in North Dakota, while girls tennis crowned a new state champion.

In Class A baseball, Sheyenne and Legacy will play after wins in the later sessions of the quarterfinals. Shanley and Dickinson advanced earlier in the day. Class B will see Renville County battle LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, while unbeaten top seed Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich will face Thompson, who's been in the last four state title games.

Class A softball saw a powerhouse fall in the quarterfinals. Bismarck knocked off West Fargo in eight innings, ending the Packers quest for a 22nd state championship. The Demons will face Century in the semis. Valley City is the lone EDC team standing, the Hi-Liners will play Dickinson on Friday for a spot in the state title game.

Central Cass avoided an upset bid from Wilton-Wing, walking it off in the 7th inning to win 3-2. The Squirrels will face Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood/Kenmare-Bowbells, who beat Kindred 2-1 in Thursday's quarterfinals. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark will face Thompson in the other semifinal.


In girls soccer, Sheyenne shut out Jamestown, 3-0, while Davies outlasted Mandan in a game that went into three shootout periods. The Eagles won the shootout 4-2 to advance. Shanley-Oak Grove and Minot will play in the first semifinal.

For the first time since 1988, two WDA schools battled for the girls team tennis state title. Mandan got the better of Minot, 4-1, to take the match and the Braves' first state title in program history.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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