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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Attacking the basket with force from the start, the Dickinson High boys basketball team's road to victory featured many opportunities from within five feet. Living in the paint, the Midgets looked to operate as close to the rim as basket, efficiently scoring the basketball inside en route to a 82-60 victory against Watford City on Monday, Jan. 29 from the DHS Gym. The Midgets shot nearly 58 percent from the field, most of which came from in close.
Against an opponent with only eight players dressed, the Dickinson High girls basketball team controlled the action from the opening tip, leading wire-to-wire en route to a 76-47 victory over Watford City on Monday, Jan. 29 from DHS Gym. Only bested by a 78-29 home victory over Turtle Mountain on Jan. 19, the 76-point output is the second-most points scored, while the 29-point victory is the second largest margin of victory this season.
As the season heads for the stretch run, the Dickinson High girls hockey team traveled east for a pair of games on the road. After dropping a closely contested 3-1 matchup at Grand Forks on Friday, Jan. 26, the Midgets bounced back the next day, eking out a 1-0 victory at Devils Lake on Saturday, Jan. 27. On Friday, following a scoreless opening period, Grand Forks scored back to back goals in a blink, early in the second period.
For the first time in seven weeks, the Dickinson High girls gymnastics team performed in front of its home crowd. In that time, the Midgets competed in various parts of the state while also traveling to Rapid City, S.D. for a meet. But regardless if they were at home or hit the road, it hasn't matter, the results to this point have remained spectacular.
Down by six points with 77 seconds remaining in regulation, the Dickinson State men's basketball team was in need of a near-miracle. But as the fans who were in attendance at the Scott Gymnasium can attest to, a number of things can happen in 77 seconds. The benefactor of lucky bounces, mental lapses and clutch shooting, the Blue Hawks ended the game on a 9-0 surge, storming back to defeat Dakota State University (S.D.) 80-77 on Saturday, Jan. 28 in front of a rawkus and energized crowd.
Mirroring the action that took place earlier in the evening, the Dickinson High boys basketball team climbed back from an early first half deficit. Unlike their Lady Midget counterparts, the boys weren't as lucky toward the end. Cutting a double-digit deficit down to one midway through the second half, Dickinson couldn't keep pace with Minot down the stretch, losing to the Magicians 74-68 on Friday, Jan. 26 from DHS Gym. It is the first time all season during a boys and girls doubleheader that the two left the floor with differing results.
Down by 14 points in the first half, the Dickinson High girls basketball team were not going to be denied. Midgets sophomore forward Audrey Rodakowski calmly drained a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds left in regulation, sending the Dickinson faithful into a frenzy following a 55-54 victory over Minot on Friday, Jan. 26 from DHS gym. "Exhilarating, it was almost like a freak-out moment," Rodakowski about the roars from the crowd. "It's awesome to know that your whole town is supporting you and your basketball team."
BEULAH — In a matchup featuring the two top teams in Region 7, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team, more specifically its offense, didn’t muster much of a challenge. Scoring only five points in the opening period, the Titans trailed throughout the evening, falling at Beulah 55-37 on Thursday, Jan. 25. The 37 points scored is the lowest Trinity output since a 37-36 victory over Bishop Ryan on Mar. 3, 2011, according to scores listed on maxpreps.com.
Following a senior season filled with accolades, Bowman County High School running back and linebacker Tristen Peterson has signed to continue his football career at Dickinson State University. Voted by the Bulldogs as the team’s most valuable player, Peterson earned a first team All-Region selection from the linebacker position and was selected to the Class B All-State academic team.
Each hailing from Sidney High School in Sidney, Mont., Alec Lovegren, Max Peters and Jace Johnson signed to continue their football careers at Dickinson State University head coach Pete Stanton announced via press release on Tuesday.