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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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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.
On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Dickinson State women’s basketball team will host “Moore than Just a Game” night in honor of former Blue Hawk Janae Moore. Moore, a standout women’s basketball player at DSU, was tragically killed in a single-car accident in 2013 near her hometown of Sidney, Mont., according to a press release on Tuesday. The event will include recognition of her parents, David and Terri, as well as her former teammates.
As postseason basketball gets closer with every passing day, the grueling road to a Region 7 crown still appears to go through the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team. Entering the 2017-18 season as the two-time defending regional champions, the Titans are 5-0 against region foes this season and currently sit atop the region standings. However, according to Dickinson Trinity head coach Gregg Grinsteinner, the team's recent success can be directly attributed to flaws discovered in a losing stretch beginning in late December.
On a night where the Bismarck High boys basketball team was raining down 3-pointers, Tanner Davis stood well above the rest. The 6-foot-2 senior guard exploded for a career-high 37 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, as the Demons defeated Dickinson High 83-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from DHS gym. After a cold shooting stretch in the first half where all three of his points came from the free throw line, Davis scorched the Midgets for 34 points in the second half, connecting 7 of 8 from three-point territory.
In control throughout the first half, the Dickinson High girls basketball team were marred by sloppy turnovers and offensive rebounding in the next 18 minutes. Sitting with a lead at the halftime break, the Midgets quickly had their advantage wrestled away, losing to Bismarck High 57-37 on Thursday, Jan. 23 from DHS Gym. Dickinson committed 34 turnovers and gave up 10 offensive rebounds, six of which came in the second half.
RAPID CITY (S.D) — Different meet, different state, same story for the Dickinson High girls gymnastics team. In a meet against five teams from South Dakota, the Lady Midgets won the 2018 Gym-O-Rama on Saturday, Jan. 20 from Rapid City Central High School (S.D.) with a team score of 146.875. It is the seventh victory in as many meets this season.
BEACH — Outscoring Beach in each of the first three quarters, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team picked up a much needed victory, defeating the Buccaneers 54-35 on Saturday, Jan. 20 from Beach High School. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.
BEACH — In a battle of two teams undefeated against regional opponents, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team lead throughout the second half, defeating Beach 54-47 on Saturday, Jan. 20 from Beach High School. Snapping the Buccaneers six-game winning streak, Trinity is now 5-0 in Region 7 play, with four of those wins coming on the road.
Despite a lead and 10-5 shots on goal advantage, Dickinson boys hockey head coach Dallas Kuntz went into the first intermission knowing he needed to send a strong message to avoid a letdown against a pesky Braves squad. Following a four-goal second period, it's safe to say Kuntz' message was duly noted. Sophomore forward Joseph Pavek and junior forward Cody Shepard each had two goals and an assist as the Midgets defeated Bottineau-Rugby 7-1 on Saturday, Jan. 20 from the West River Ice Center.
Enjoying a comfortable cushion midway through the second half, the Dickinson High boys basketball team hung on in the final moments against Turtle Mountain Community High School, defeating the Braves 63-61 on Friday, Jan. 19 from DHS gym. Off of 56 percent shooting in the first half, the Midgets led 32-19 entering the halftime break and had a 14-point lead, the largest advantage of the game, with more than 11 minutes left in regulation before the hard-charging Braves rallied.