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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MINOT — The Dickinson High boys golf team earned two fourth-place finishes in three days. On Saturday, May 12 from the Jamestown Country Club, the Midgets combined for team score of 338 during the Jamestown Invitational, 32 strokes behind winner Bismarck Century. Midgets senior Hunter Myran secured a fifth-place finish after notching a score of 77. Minot senior Kessler Heilman won the medalist award, firing a low score of 72.
BEACH — The Dickinson Trinity boys and girls track field teams each were victorious at the Beach booster meet on Saturday, May 12 from Beach High School. The boys collected 236 points, more than three times as much as runner-up Richardton-Taylor, who finished with 78 team points. Separated by just three points, New England, Mott-Regent and Bowman County rounded out the top five.
FAYETTE (Mo.) — The Dickinson State University women’s softball team will have to wait an extra day before competing in the 2018 NAIA National Softball Tournament. Scheduled to take on the top-seeded Hope International (Calif.), the Blue Hawks, the fourth seed in the Fayette bracket, had their opening round contested postponed due to inclement weather on Monday, May 14.
BISMARCK — Decided in two distinctly different fashions, the Dickinson High girls softball team won a pair of 7-2 contests against Bismarck Legacy on Monday, May 14 from the Clem Kelley Softball Complex. The senior class of Bailey Jahner, Kayla Friske, Amber Sickler and Jordie McNeilly along with head coach Amanda Mickey earned their 100th victory as a part of the Midgets program.
SOUTH HEART — Playing in the top group, Heart River freshman Campbell Clarys entered day two of the inaugural East-West Girls Golf Classic just a shot off of the lead. After slicing seven strokes from her first day performance, Clarys walked away with the day's biggest prize following a three-shot victory over junior teammate Katie Keator on Saturday, May 12 from the Pheasant Country Golf Course.
FARGO — Dickinson High freshman Emma Dazell and seventh-grader Malayna Schneider were victorious in singles competition as the Midgets girls tennis team dropped their match to Wahpeton 3-2 on Friday, May 11. In three sets, Dazell defeated Huskies junior Paige Mennis 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 while Schneider got past eighth-grader Abby Boelke.
During the last week of March, kids from grades one through four across the area packed the Dickinson Middle School gymnasium as part of a youth camp for the Dickinson Dream basketball program. Youngsters donned black, white and lime green jerseys, taking part in various exercises spread throughout the two-court gym.
MAPLETON — Dickinson Trinity eighth-grader Tyler Brusseau finished tied for 16th place following the first day of the East-West Classic on Friday, May 11 from the Maple River Golf Club. Brusseau shot an opening day score of 82 as the Titans sit seventh out of 10 teams with a team score of 352. Oak Grove’s Scott Boehning paces the field after shooting a low score of 72. The Grovers are on top of the team scoreboard with a mark of 303.
Golfers from the West Region battled through shivering temperatures, 20-mile per hour gusts, and sporadic sprinkles during the Dickinson Invite individual state qualifier held at the Heart River Golf Course on Thursday, May 10. After a suspension of play for approximately 90 minutes due to sleet, 11 golfers earned spots in the Class A state tournament, which will be held at the same course in early June. Dickinson High senior Hunter Myran was the lone Midget to make the cut, edging into the state field following a score of 81.
With more than two weeks remaining before the Class B state track and field meet, teams in the southwest region are prepping for the home stretch. One of the teams that has emerged in recent meets is Bowman County. On Tuesday, May 8, the boys and girls teams each claimed the top spot at the Bowman County Invite. The boys team scored 184 points while the girls scored 192 points. The meet did not feature some of the area's track and field powerhouses, serving as an opportunity for Bowman County to rest some of its featured athletes and showcase others.