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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When the Dickinson High boys cross country team finished in first place in front of its home fans on Friday, Sept. 21, the victory had added significance on multiple fronts. Midgets sophomore Brady Yoder crossed the finish line first with a time of 15 minutes, 47.05 seconds. With four additional runners placing well within the top-25, Dickinson captured the Becki Wells Invitational, posting a low score of 55. A victory from the home team was made much sweeter as a week earlier, Wells was inducted into the Dickinson High School Hall of Fame.
Sensing victory on the horizon, the Dickinson Trinity faithful rose to its feet at match point, as is custom inside the walls of the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. When senior outside hitter Bre Tessier closed out the match with a kill, the Titans added another tally to the win column, defeating Beulah in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 on Tuesday, Sept. 25. However, the action leading up to Tessier's final attack tells a different story than what a sweep suggests, as the Dickinson Trinity had to fight off surge-after-surge from the Miners to put this one away.
JAMESTOWN — Signifying a year of rebuilding and hopes for growth, the Dickinson High girls golf team fielded a squad of less than four golfers for the sixth time in nine events on Monday, Sept. 24, disqualifying the Midgets from a chance of competing at the state tournament as a team during the WDA Regional Tournament.
WEST FARGO — On a day that saw swimmers cut time and earn personal records, Midgets eighth-grader Charley Rathgeber was the biggest star for the Dickinson High girls swim and dive team on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The annual Dickinson High volleyball tournament featured 25 teams from differing classifications across North Dakota and Montana. While the number of programs participating in the two-day tournament was smaller compared to previous years, the competition displayed at Dickinson High School, Dickinson Middle School and the West River Community Center remained compelling and at times, intense. The best example of this fierce action came in the final match of the silver division in which Hettinger-Scranton squeaked by Billings Skyview (Mont.) 25-22, 27-25 on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Abbie Kludt, a senior setter on the Hettinger-Scranton High School volleyball team, led the Night Hawks to victories over Harding County (S.D.) on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Heart River on Thursday, Sept. 13. Through the two matches, she collected 13 kills, three blocks, three aces, 35 assists and 34 digs. DP: What has been the key factors to your team's early season success? AK: "We've known each other forever, so it's communication, knowledge, knowing where we're going to be, teamwork." DP: What are your goals this season?
WILTON — For the second consecutive game, the Dickinson Trinity football team outscored its opponent 24-0 before the halftime break in spite of a sluggish effort. However, for the first time this season, the Titans kept a team off the scoreboard. Dickinson Trinity improved to 3-1 on the season following a 38-0 triumph over Southern McLean on Friday, Sept. 21 from Fujitani Field.
After rain showers washed through the area the day before, cross country runners from 14 schools navigated through chilly, damp and slippery conditions at the Heart River Golf Course to compete in the Becki Wells Invitational on Friday, Sept. 21. As has been the case throughout the fall, Midgets sophomore Brady Yoder was well ahead of the pack. Yoder, the top-ranked runner in Class A, ripped through the 5K course in 15 minutes, 47.05 second, capturing his fourth victory in as many events this season and his second consecutive win in Dickinson's home meet.
Two years ago, the Dickinson High football team traveled to Mandan and put up a season-high 42 points in a victory over the Braves — its fourth straight in the series. The Midgets return to the Starion Sports Complex on Friday, Sept. 21, and if they hope to repeat their 2016 success, they will have to slow down the three-headed monster of junior quarterback Dane Carlson, junior wide receiver Elijah Klein and junior running back Austin Frey.
One year removed from a one-win campaign, the Richardton-Taylor-Hebron football team sits at the top of the 9-man Region 5 standings. Victorious in their last four contests — each victory by double figures — the Raiders have put themselves in a prime position for a postseason berth.