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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WATFORD CITY — Catapulted by a 14-4 advantage in the second quarter, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team defeated Watford City 46-25 on Saturday, Feb. 10 from the Rough Rider Center. The 25 points scored by Watford City is the lowest point total the Titans have allowed in a game this season, surpassing a 76-33 victory over Richardton-Taylor on Dec. 12. Trinity (11-8, Region 7 6-3) held the Wolves under double figures in each of the four quarters.
FARGO — Despite a road loss in its last regular season game of the season, the Dickinson High girls hockey team will make its first state tournament appearance since the 2014-15 season. The Midgets were defeated by Fargo Davies 3-1 on Saturday, Feb. 10 from the John E. Carlson Coliseum.
In a tune-up dual before regionals next week, Dickinson High's gymnastics team had a victory over Mandan High marred by injury. Completing an undefeated regular season, the Midgets placed first in the dual, notching a team score of 149.775. Mandan collected a team score of 126.500. Towards the end of the dual, Midgets seventh-grader Teghan Hoff was injured while competing in the vault. Racing toward the vault at a high rate of speed, one of Hoff's hands slipped on the table as she began her ascent. Losing control in the air, she landed on the back of her neck.
The words "sixteen offensive rebounds" shouted from Miners head coach Jeremy Brandt echo throughout the Beulah High School gymnasium during a boys basketball team practice on Thursday, Feb. 8. After the backup team hauled in an offensive rebound in practice against the starters, Brandt halted the action, repeatedly reminding his players the amount of boards relinquished to their opponent on the offensive glass in a recent game against Shiloh Christian. Because despite owning the best record in Region 7, Brandt understands there are weaknesses his team needs to clean up.
On a night honoring its upperclassmen, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team put forth a spirited effort against Richardton-Taylor. Eleven Titan players scored as Trinity cruised to a 75-17 senior night victory over the Raiders on Thursday, Feb. 8 from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. Seniors guards Megan Krebs and Josie Glaser along with senior forwards Jordie McNeilly and Tylla Roshau each were in the starting lineup and scored.
Facing a team with a distinct size advantage, the Dickinson High girls basketball team wore down as the game wore on. Following a back and forth contest through the first 18 minutes of action, Bismarck St. Mary outscored the Midgets by 29 points in the second half en route to a 71-39 victory on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from the DHS Gym. The Midgets made only three field goals and were held to 13 percent shooting in the second half.
Bismarck St. Mary's and the Dickinson High boys basketball teams survived a slugfest of a second half. With less than ten seconds remaining in regulation, the game's conclusion was marred with controversy. A technical foul called on Midgets head coach Dan Glasser in the final moments was the difference, as Bismarck St. Mary's captured a 67-65 victory on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from the DHS Gym. Deadlocked at 65 with only 12 seconds left in the game, Dickinson looked to race the ball up the floor after rebounding a missed shot from Saints senior guard Hudson Bradley.
Fighting from behind through three-quarters of the contest, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team could not shield itself from the Tigers' counter attacks. New England never relinquished their advantage from the second period, cruising to a 62-47 victory over the Titans on Monday, Feb. 5 from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
In a game that was much closer than what the final score would suggest, the Dickinson High boys hockey team allowed five goals in the final 17 minutes, falling in their season home finale to Minot 10-3 on Saturday, Feb. 3 from the West River Ice Center. Minot outshot Dickinson 15-5 in the third frame after each team had 20 shots on goals through two periods.
Josie Glaser saved the day for the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team. On the wrong end of a couple of calls down the wire while clinging to a one-point lead against Bishop Ryan, the senior guard intercepted a Lions pass at the top of the key with two seconds remaining, preserving a Titans 47-46 victory on Friday, Feb. 2 from the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.