The Press Staff
JAMESTOWN — Dickinson High softball, which entered the West Region tournament as the third seed, toppled second-seeded Bismarck Century on Friday in the regional semifinals to ensure a berth in the state tournament. The game was tied at one heading into the top of the fourth, when the Midgets pushed across two runs to take the lead. They added one more in the seventh, finishing off a 4-1 victory. The Midgets advance to the West Region championship game Saturday in Jamestown against No. 5 seed Bismarck High, which upset No. 1 Minot.
JAMESTOWN — Trailing 2-0 to Bismarck Legacy in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday in the opening game of the West Region tournament, Dickinson High softball was in need of an offensive spark. After a walk with the bases loaded that drew the game to 2-1, the Midgets got what they were looking for from Sarah Dobitz. She singled to centerfield, driving in two more DHS runners to give them their first lead of the game.
JAMESTOWN — Should the Dickinson State men's and women's track teams thwart off its conference foes for another day Friday, they'll each be conference champions. Through six events on the first day of competition at the North Star Athletic Association conference meet in Jamestown, the Blue Hawk men tallied 56 points, the women 60, both good for first place. Next for the men is Waldorf with 33, next for the women is Jamestown with 43.
The underpass near the corner of North Dakota Highway 22 and Villard Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 for maintenance, the city announced in a press release on Wednesday. They ask that people please use an alternate route.
Joey Wagner shot a high score on the day of 69, leading his Heart River Cougars to an easy victory Tuesday morning at the Dickinson Trinity Invite at Heart River Golf Course. The Cougars as a whole shot 297, 43 strokes better than second-place Beulah. The Titans came in third at 357 with Western Morton County in fourth at 369 and Bowman County in fifth at 373. Matt Tessier led Trinity with a score of 84. Peter Pavek shot an 86, Cole Fitterer shot a 93, Tyler Brusseau had a 94, Thomas Kovar had a 108 and Skylar Hondl had a 110.
Dickinson State baseball extended its season on Saturday morning, taking a win-or-go-home game from Presentation College in extra innings by a 5-4 score, but lost to Jamestown later in the evening, ending their season after a three-game run in the North Star Athletic Association conference tournament in Jamestown.
With the wind howling on a cloudless day at the Biesiot Activities Center, the sprinters were all set for a terrific time. On the boys side at the Class B Meet Saturday, Trinity sprinters Kaden Kuntz and Dawson Kram both finished the 100-meters in 11 seconds flat, qualifying for the state meet. Noah Sickler, in fifth at 11.44, also qualified for the Titans. On the girls side, Megan Erickson had a historic day for Dickinson High School. She broke the school record in both the 100- and 200-meters, finishing them in 11.96 and 25.37 seconds, respectively.
Looking for a remedy to cure its two losses against Bishop Ryan in Minot the night before, the Dickinson High School softball traveled to Belcourt Saturday for a doubleheader matchup with Turtle Mountain. The day was exactly what the Midgets were looking for—two painless victories, both by the considerable score of 22-0.
ABERDEEN, S.D.—The Dickinson Press' Harvey Brock is the new president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. "I am humbled to serve the membership of the North Dakota Newspaper Association and to follow in such successful previous presidents," he said. "I hope to work with the present staff at the NDNA to make this as good a year as possible." Brock has been the publisher at the Press since November 2006. He is the first NDNA president from Dickinson.
The Dickinson High softball team was swept Tuesday evening by Bismarck Century, first in an eight game affair, 14-12, then, in the second game, 18-14, at the Gress Softball Complex.