Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at email@example.com. Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers (TCPalm.com) in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.
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After a close first half, the Bowman County girls basketball team created distance as soon as it walked out of the locker room from halftime. Outscoring seventh-seeded New England by 12 in the third period, the second-seeded Bulldogs captured a 48-38 victory during day one of the Region 7 Tournament on Monday, Feb. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
JAMESTOWN — Trailing by double figures at halftime, the Dickinson High girls basketball team were unable to bite into their deficit, falling to Jamestown High 76-53 on Saturday, Feb. 17 from the Jerry Meyer Arena. The Blue Jays made two more 3-pointers (8-6) and eight more field goals than the Midgets (29-21). Jamestown were led by sophomore guard Kameron Selvig and senior forward Megan Gaffaney, who each scored 15 points.
MINOT — The Dickinson High boys hockey team and its season were on the brink. Facing an opponent on its home ice who won two previous regular season matchups by a combined score of 17-3, the Midgets’ chances of advancing past the state qualifier appeared bleak. In resounding fashion, the third time for Dickinson was certainly the charm.
JAMESTOWN — Despite possessing a better shooting percentage, the Dickinson High boys basketball team had difficulty putting points on the board. Outscored 18-0 from three-point range, the Midgets were unable to hold on to a small halftime lead, losing on the road to Jamestown 51-45 on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Jerry Meyer Arena.
Killdeer guard Sydney Anderson answered the call when her teammates needed her most. Collecting crucial loose balls and sneaking in for offensive rebounds late, the senior drained four free throws after struggling from the line for most of the day. Anderson's clutch play carried the top-seeded Killdeer girls basketball team to a thrilling 49-48 comeback victory over eighth seeded Dickinson Trinity in the opening game of the Region 7 Tournament on Monday, Feb.19 from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
MINOT — The Dickinson High boys hockey team captured its second win over Williston in six days, keeping the Midgets’ state tournament aspirations alive for one more day. Outshooting the Coyotes by a 46-14 margin, Dickinson came away with 4-1 victory on the second day of the West Regional tournament from the MAYSA Arena. The Midgets will face Minot on Saturday with a state tournament spot on the line.
After pulling off a performance worthy of second place on the beam, Midgets gymnast Meghan Ackerman scurried over to the trainer on duty after reaggravating a right heel injury. Ackerman initially hurt the heel during a meet at Jamestown on Jan. 5 and managed to perform through the pain, taking it easy during practice. After it flared up, she knew she had to dig deep for her final exercise of the night.
In the final moments of a closely contested battle against Hazen, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team leaned on timely execution. Up by three points with under a minute remaining in regulation, the Titans inbounded the ball to senior forward Easton Walby. Following a pass to forward Aric Knopik standing in the high post, the junior delivered an entry pass over the top to Jacob Kubas. The senior post player maintained body control and finished a reverse lay-in while being fouled.
MINOT — The Dickinson High boys hockey team could not hold on to a third-period lead, falling to fifth-seeded Jamestown 4-3 during the first day of the West Regional tournament from the MAYSA Arena. Entering the tournament as the fourth seed, the Midgets faced a deficit after the first 17 minutes of action.
Days after an embarrassing 10-3 loss in their home finale against Minot on Feb. 3, the Dickinson High boys hockey team desperately needed to regroup. With postseason hockey right around the corner and his team exhibiting a lack of preparedness, head coach Dallas Kuntz called for a meeting in an attempt to reel in his kids. The result so far has been to his liking.