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Davies, West Fargo punch ticket to Class A state volleyball tournament

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — West Fargo edged Fargo Shanley 23-25, 14-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12 Friday in the North Dakota East Region volleyball semifinals.

Mariah Schatz led the Packers with 19 kills, while Halle Erickson added 17 with 27 assists. Maddie Waldera tallied 28 digs and Kate Tveito added 20 assists.

Reile Payne led the Deacons with 14 kills. Jordyn Stroup recorded 39 assists and Natalie Heinrich paced the defense with 14 digs. Hailey Giaque added five aces and 11 digs.

West Fargo (21-13) clinches a berth to the Class A state tournament and will face Fargo Davies (30-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday in the East Region title match. Shanley (21-12) will play Valley City (21-10) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a state-qualifying match.

Fargo Davies 3, Devils Lake 0

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Fargo Davies earned a 25-17, 25-18, 25-11 sweep over Devils Lake on Friday in the East Region semifinals.

Grace Solberg led the Eagles with 13 kills and Morgan Hall added 10. Kenzee Langlie tallied 23 assists, while Grace Solberg paced Davies' defense with 18 digs. Ava Wild added four blocks.

Chiara Olson and Mattea Vetsch each had six kills to lead Devils Lake. Kyleigh Toso added five kills with a pair of blocks. Abby Johnson paced the Firebirds defense with 13 digs.

Davies (30-2) clinches a Class A state tournament berth and will face West Fargo (21-13) at 3 p.m. Saturday for the East Region title. Devils Lake (20-13) will face West Fargo Sheyenne (22-11) at 11 a.m. Saturday in a state-qualifying match.

Valley City 3, Fargo South 0

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Valley City Hi-Liners swept Fargo South 25-17, 25-17, 29-27 Friday in the East Region volleyball consolation semifinals.

Macy Olstad and Cali Halgrimson each had nine kills to lead the Hi-Liners. Olstad added five blocks. Grace Scherr recorded 31 digs, while Natalie Lemnus had 18 assists and one ace.

For South, Maya Krause tallied 14 kills , one block, three aces, 10 digs and 11 assists. Emily Jackson had 22 assists and four digs, while Alyssa Henry completed eight digs and six kills.

Valley City (21-10) advances to face Fargo Shanley (21-12) on Saturday in a state-qualifier match. Fargo South finishes the season at 11-21.

West Fargo Sheyenne 3, Grand Forks Red River 2

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — West Fargo Sheyenne eked out a win against Grand Forks Red River 25-18, 14-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-7 in the consolation semifinals.

For the Mustangs, Jadyn Feist tallied 11 kills, 16 digs, three blocks and one ace, while Olivia Dobrinz had 11 kills, two blocks and one dig. McKenzie Newton had 10 kills, 15 digs, 14 assists, seven aces and two blocks.

Alex Page tallied 19 kills to lead the Roughriders and Karlie Robson added 15. Ella Fosse totaled 29 assists and Alex Richards paced Red River's defense with 21 digs.

Sheyenne (22-11) moves on to play Devils Lake (20-13) at 11 a.m. Saturday in a state-qualifying match. Red River finishes the season 11-24.