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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If history is an indicator, the Dickinson High School football team should like its chances to pick up its first victory of the season on Friday, Oct. 5, when Williston rolls into town. The Midgets have emerged victorious in their last six contests against the Coyotes, including a 29-13 win on the road last season. During that stretch, Dickinson's average margin of victory is 25.3 points.
A summer's worth of lifting weights, a fall's worth of practices and weeks of in-season preparation all comes down to a single game for the Beach football team. After a slow start to their 2018 campaign, the Buccaneers have rattled off two consecutive wins leading into the final week of the regular season. A 42-26 road triumph over Mott-Regent-New England on Sept. 21 and a 54-40 shootout victory at home over Grant County-Flasher a week later has pushed Beach's 9-man Region 5 record to 3-3 and into a tie with Central McLean in the standings.
After collecting a couple of kills early in the first set against New England, Dickinson Trinity sophomore rear hitter Abbey Kubas tested her skill. Elevating for an attack from the right side of the net, Kubas smacked a cross-court shot that fell just out of bounds. The attempt generated applause and a slight smile from Titans head coach Breanna Sisson.
DES LACS — For the third consecutive weekend, the Dickinson Trinity volleyball team tested its skills in a tournament, competing in the Des Lacs-Burlington Invitational from Des Lacs-Burlington High School. After dropping their first match to Langdon in gold division play, the Titans earned a pair of wins in the consolation bracket on Saturday, Sept. 29.
MANDAN — Dickinson High senior Brianna Ashworth out-swam her competition in the 100-yard breaststroke, aiding the Midgets girls swim and dive team to third place overall at the Mandan Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29 from the Mandan Aquatics Center. Ashworth completed the event in 1 minute, 13:29 seconds, just a blink ahead of Bismarck Century sophomore Paige Keller, who took second with a time of 1:13.5.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn — Ranked as the No. 1 boys cross country runner in Class A, Dickinson High sophomore Brady Yoder has topped the individual leaderboard in all five races he’s participated in. However, compared to his other victories in 2018, Yoder’s latest triumph on Saturday, Sept. 29 was on a grander stage.
The Dickinson Trinity football team is entering the stretch run of its 2018 campaign. Locked in a chase for playoff positioning, the Titans are aiming for a deep run well into the fall calendar. But once a week, understanding that he is playing a part of grooming boys into young men, head coach John Odermann takes a moment to remind his players that life is greater than football.
The Dickinson Trinity football team hit a lull during its Region 4 matchup against Killdeer. After scoring two touchdowns in the first four minutes, the Titans came up empty on its next four offensive possessions. However, operating out of the two-minute drill with the first half coming to a close, Dickinson Trinity senior quarterback Aric Knopik led a charge down the field, engineering a five-play, 57-yard drive, which culminated in a 24-yard touchdown reception from junior wide receiver Matt Stafford.
As has been the case once a year since 2010, the Dickinson community has a long night of football to look forward to.
On Friday, Sept. 21, the Hazen football team held a two-score lead during the fourth quarter on the road against region rival Beulah before a touchdown-run from Miners senior running back Kaleb McGraw trimmed the Bison advantage to six. Sweating through the tense, final moments, Hazen was able to hang on for a 22-16 victory, planting Beulah with its first loss of the season. Bison junior running back Tyson Van Inwagen had 209 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries, taking the lead role in a classic edition of the Coal Bowl.