Bismarck Century wins Class A Volleyball State Title
November 20, 2021 7:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
BISMARCK – Bismarck Century was playing in its 11th consecutive NDHSAA Class A volleyball state championship match on Saturday, November 20.
During that span of time, the Patriots have put together a pedigree of success highlighted by seven state titles including Saturday’s championship win against cross-town rival Bismarck High.
Century defeated Bismarck High 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-12) in the 2021 NDHSAA Class A volleyball state championship match played at the Bismarck Event Center.
The Patriots were led by senior middle hitter Macy Fridgen, who finished with a team-high 11 kills. Senior outside hitter Camryn Harter added 10 kills for Century.
Fridgen and junior Logan Nissley tied for a team-high 31 kills for the tournament. Nissley had nine kills in the title match.
The state title is Century’s ninth in program history with previous championships coming in 1984, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020.
The Patriots and Demons split their Western Dakota Conference (WDA) regular season series. The two squads also locked up in the Fargo Scheels Tournament in October with Bismarck High winning that matchup 2-1 and again in the West Region Tournament championship match on November 13 with Bismarck Century winning that meeting 3-0.
The two losses to the Demons were the Patriots’ only losses in 2021. Century finished the season 37-2.
Bismarck High was led by senior Kenadi Renner, who finished with 9 kills. The Demons finished the season 33-6.
Bismarck Century 3, Bismarck High 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-12)
West Fargo High 3, Fargo Shanley 1 (25-12, 26-24, 25-27, 25-18)
West Fargo Sheyenne 3, Bismarck Legacy 1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-13, 25-15)
Fargo Davies 3, Bismarck St. Mary’s 1 (25-14, 25-27, 25-12, 25-12)
*** Voted on by Members of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association
Claire Bauman, Jr., Bismarck Century
Macy Fridgen, Sr., Bismarck Century
Logan Nissley, Jr., Bismarck Century
Payton Foster, Jr., Bismarck High
Kenadi Renner, Sr. Bismarck High
Mia Hinsz, Sr., Bismarck High
Chloe Pfau, Jr., West Fargo High
Nadia Chwialkowski, Sr., West Fargo High
Raina Chwialkowski, 8th grade, West Fargo High
Olivia Vetter, Sr., Fargo Shanley
Clara Robin, Fr., Fargo Shanley
Reagan Bogenreif, Jr., West Fargo Sheyenne
Breena Sand, Sr., Bismarck Legacy
Brooke Haas, Sr., Bismarck St. Mary's
Ava Wild, Sr., Fargo Davies
2021 NDHSCA Class A Volleyball Senior Athlete of the Year:
Nadia Chwialkowski, West Fargo High
2021 NDHSCA Class A Volleyball Coach of the Year:
Brianna Kline, Bismarck High