TITLE IX at 50: North Dakota Moments of Magnitude


May 2, 2022 8:00 am

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

Editor's Note: This story was part of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) "Title IX at 50" Campaign which celebrates achievements made by high school female athletes, trailblazers for female athletics and activities in state associations and moments of magnitude for high school female sports in every state.

TITLE IX at 50 North Dakota Moments of Magnitude:

November 14-16, 1974 – The first NDHSAA-sponsored girls basketball state tournaments were played. Hankinson defeated McHenry 51-43 in the Class B state championship game. Jamestown defeated Williston 34-30 in the Class A state championship. #TitleIXat50  

February 18, 1984 – The first NDHSAA-sponsored volleyball state tournament was held at Fargo North High School. Bismarck Century defeated Fargo Shanley 2-0 (15-10, 15-10) in the championship match.

MARCH 30, 2021 – The NDHSAA Board of Directors officially approved the sponsorship of girls wrestling starting in the 2021-22 school year. On February 17-18, 2022 the first ever NDHSAA Girls Wrestling State Tournament was held at the FARGODOME. Central Cass won the team individual state title and 14 individual girls wrestlers won state titles led by West Fargo High senior Alana Schafer, who earned the distinction as being the first individual girls wrestling state title winner. 

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