The area powers in North Dakota Class B volleyball didn't allow for an upset Saturday afternoon.
Thompson and Langdon-Edmore-Munich won region titles to advance to the state tournament in the Fargodome starting on Thursday.
In the Region 2 championship, Thompson, which has advanced to the state tournament four seasons in a row, knocked off visiting Grafton 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-15.
The Tommies were led by region senior athlete of the year Mackenzie Hughes, who had 12 kills, 13 assists and seven digs.
Thompson's Lexi Telehey, who was named all-region, finished with 17 kills, 14 digs, three aces and two blocks.
In the Region 4 title game, top-seeded and defending state champion Langdon-E-M held off North Star in five sets. The Cardinals, who won the region title for the sixth consecutive season, won by scores of 25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-8.
Seeding of the top five teams in the Class B field was held Saturday night by the participating coaches. Thompson will be the No. 2 seed and play random draw Flasher at 10 a.m. in the state quarterfinals. Langdon-E-M is the No. 3 seed and plays random draw Kenmare at 1 p.m.
N.D. Class B volleyball tournament
Thursday, Nov. 19 at Fargodome
No. 2 Thompson vs. Flasher, 10 a.m.
No. 3 Langdon-Edmore-Munich vs. Kenmare, 1 p.m.
No. 1 Linton/HMB vs. Our Redeemer’s, 4 p.m.
No. 4 Dickinson Trinity vs. No. 5 Northern Cass, 7 p.m.
N.D. Region 2
Thompson (kills-blocks-aces) -- Bailey Munson 23 digs, Mya Krogstad 8-1-4 (5 digs), Lexi Telehey 17-2-3 (14 digs), Libby Koerber 2-X-X (27 assists), Jada Welke 2-X-X (1 dig), Mackenzie Hughes 12-X-1 (13 assists, 7 digs), Jasmine Welke X-4-X, Madeleine Stefonowicz 8-3-X (1 assist), Alexis Zafke 4-1-X
Grafton -- Julia Dusek 11-X-X (32 digs), Kylie Hartje (3 assists, 29 digs), Steph Burns 1-X-X (17 assists, 13 digs), Cassie Erickson 8-6-X (1 dig), Signe Ekman X-X-1 (14 assists, 11 digs), Anna Carignan 3-2-X (1 assist, 9 digs), Hannah Anderson 19 digs, Walker Demers 6-3-X, Katie Torgerson 4-X-X (2 digs)
All-Region 2 Team
North Border -- Clair Dummer; Cavalier -- Kaia Schluchter; Midway-Minto -- Elizabeth Schanilec; Hatton-Northwood -- Megan Larson and Baylee Lloyd; Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page -- Beth Mehus and Marissa Mitchell; May-Port-CG -- Nora Peterson and Rylee Satrom; Grafton -- Julia Dusek, Signe Eckman and Kylie Hartje; Thompson -- Mackenzie Hughes, Bailey Munson and Alexis Telehey.
Senior athlete of the year -- Mackenzie Hughes, Thompson
Coach of the year -- Carissa Mehus, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page
N.D. Region 4
Langdon-E-M def. North Star 25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-8