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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In a pair of contests that were decided in completely different fashions, the Dickinson High girls softball team earned wins in a doubleheader against Bismarck High on Thursday, April 26 from the North Softball Complex. The Midgets' offense was a smash-unit, slugging their way to a 25-12 victory to begin the afternoon. In game two, DHS extended a late-game lead by way of the bunt and turned a critical double play, taking the nightcap 11-9.
Records are meant to broken is the old cliche. And on Tuesday, April 24, the Dickinson Trinity junior Aric Knopik helped rewrite the Titans record books. Racing in the 110-meter hurdles during the DHS Pankratz Invite from the Biesiot Activities Center, Knopik was victorious with a state-qualifying time of 14.98 seconds. Not only was he the class of the field, but he broke the school record in the event in the process.
The Dickinson High girls tennis team fell to 2-2 on the young season after losing to Williston 7-2 on Tuesday, April 24 from Dickinson High School. The Midgets (2-2, WDA 1-2) top four seeds dropped their matches in singles competition while all three doubles pairings were downed in straight sets. DHS junior No. 1 Halie Karlen was defeated by Coyotes senior Vanessa Monslave 6-2, 6-3.
Dickinson Trinity senior Noah Sickler walked into the Biesiot Activities Center with something to prove. Sickler was disappointed with his performance in the 400-meter dash after his first meet of the season at the Sakakawea County Classic on Saturday, April 21. The second time however was the charm on Tuesday, April 24 as he outdistanced the field during the DHS Pankratz Invite at the Biesiot Activities Center, with a state-qualifying time of 50.95 seconds, shaving nearly a second and a half off of his time from three days ago.
The Dickinson High baseball team and its slow start to the 2018 campaign continued Tuesday afternoon. The Midgets remain winless on the season after being swept in a doubleheader against Bismarck Century on Tuesday, April 24 from the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark. The Patriots defeated DHS 16-2 in game one and 13-2 in game two, maintaining a zero in the loss column.
The Dickinson girls tennis team dropped seven of its nine matches against Bismarck Century on Saturday, April 21 from Dickinson High School. Four matches were decided in three sets. “It was 7-2, but the matches were actually very close,” Midgets head coach Lia Bradley said. “We were just unlucky, a couple of them slipped away.”
HAZEN — Nine athletes from the Dickinson Trinity boys and girls track and field teams punched their tickets to Bismarck after earning state-qualifying times at the Sakakawea Country Classic Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 21 at Hazen High School. Each team topped the charts in team scores. The Lady Titans earned 112.7 points, out-tallying runner-up Killdeer, who collected 97.2 points. Hazen finished in third place with 89.5 points.
In its first home action this season, the Dickinson High girls softball team broke out the bats in a big way during a doubleheader against Turtle Mountain. The Midgets quickly erased an early deficit, exploding for 20 runs in the second and third innings en route to a 25-6 victory in game one. At the plate, senior Amber Sickler went 3-for-4 with a triple and seven RBIs. DHS followed that performance with a 25-0 shutout over the Bravettes on Saturday, April 21 from North Softball Complex. Dickinson combined for 43 hits in the two games and move to 5-1 on the season.
The Dickinson High boys baseball team finally took its first home swings this season on Friday, April 20. But after their first game went into extra innings and their second game got away from them in the middle innings, the Midgets remain winless through four games of the 2018 campaign. Jamestown spoiled the home festivities after sweeping a doubleheader at the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark at Astoria Field. The Blue Jays won the opener 4-1 in nine innings and took the nightcap 11-2.
HAZEN — Bison senior Grace Zimmerman earned state qualifying marks in four separate events during the Bison-Miner Classic on Thursday, April 19 from Hazen High School. Zimmerman showed her muscle in the short sprint races, winning and earning state qualifying times in the 100- and 200- and 400-meter dashes.