Century and Dickinson each advanced to the state softball semifinals, while Bismarck High lost its opening round game to West Fargo Sheyenne 7-5.
Besides Bismarck being upset, Century’s win made the most waves on Thursday, as the Patriots stunned the nine-time defending state champion West Fargo, 8-4.
“There’s not a lot of words to explain. I am just so grateful that I got this opportunity to play with my best friends,” Maddy Zander said after the game. “My team is like my family, and it is super crazy to play with your family in something crazy like this.”
Century will take on Minot in the semifinals at 6:00 p.m. Friday.
Dickinson softball also earned a first round victory. The Midgets defeated Fargo North by a score of 15-1. The Midgets will face West Fargo Sheyenne in the first Friday semifinal at 4:00 p.m.