Recapping the 2013-14 North Dakota State High School Champions
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The high school sports season wrapped up earlier this week and that puts a cap on the 2013-14 school year.
This year gave us surprising upsets to new champions. The South football team fits the upset category when they knocked off the two-time defending champions from Bismarck, who entered with a 21 game winning streak, giving the Bruins their 13th state championship.
Multiple titles are the norm at West Fargo and Shanley and that continued this year with the Deacons winning in boys’ golf and girls’ basketball, while the Packers racked up championships in wrestling, girls hockey and softball.
Title runs continued at other schools, West Fargo winning a 17th straight in softball, Kindred three straight in girls golf and Hillsboro-Central Valley in girls cross country.
One of the most dramatic state title runs occurred in March in Grand Forks by the Oak Grove boys’ basketball team, nearly beaten in round one then rallying from eight points down in the 4th quarter, to winning a state title for the 1st time in 14 years.
Fargo Davies made its mark on the state scene claiming two titles, a thrilling run to the soccer championship with a shootout and overtime victories, and then a boys’ basketball title led by one of the best performances in state history by Tanner Kretchman, giving the Eagles a championship in just the fourth year of existence.
Bismarck brought home the most titles of any school with six.