The Press Staff
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Dickinson State baseball, in action in Aberdeen, S.D. over the weekend, got off to quite the start in conference play. The Blue Hawks (14-12, 4-0) climbed above .500 for the first time all season, and swept both doubleheaders against Presentation College, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday. Every game was close—decided by three runs or fewer—but DSU came out the road victor each time, on the first day by tallies of 5-3 and 6-4 and on the second day by 7-4 and 6-5.
The cause of a fire in southwest Dickinson over the weekend is still unknown. The fire, which occurred at a duplex at 387 2nd. Ave. SW, started in the early hours of the morning on Saturday. The Dickinson Fire Department received the call at 4:47 a.m. Saturday. They arrived on scene at 4:57 a.m. Chief Bob Sivak said in an email to the Press that 23 firefighters, one chaplain and four apparatus responded to the blaze.
Registration for Dickinson Diamonds Girls Fastpitch Softball will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the commons area of Dickinson High School for players 6-10 years old. For players 11-18, registration will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 in the same location. Attendees are asked to enter DHS from the west parking lot.
After a67-64 win for Dickinson Trinity over Beulah to decide the Region 7 title Thursday, the all-Region 7 team was announced, along with the Region 7 coach of the year and the two senior athletes of the year. All Region 7 Team Cody Holt—New England Bailey Morman—Glen Ullin-Hebron Dylan Scott—Bowman County Tanner Zentner, Brady Wegh—Mott-Regent Isaiah Kludt, Jarad Mattis—Hettinger-Scranton Reece Hoherz, Derek Ferebee—Beulah Zane Besler, Dion Madler—Heart River
The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team kept its season alive with a 62-52 victory against New England on Friday in a Region 7 Tournament play-in game at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center. New England's Paige Ehlis scored a game-high 20 points, but she was the only Tiger in double-figures. Conversely, Trinity had three players score 10 or more — Sami Daniel with 13, Jordie McNeilly with 11 and Josie Glaser with 10. Also, Lauren Stafford scored nine and Sarah Kerkman added eight.
A Reeder man who is accused of being involved in a recent incident in Hettinger County is now in custody after a warrant was put out for his arrest on Feb. 13. Ross Thomas, 59 of Reeder, has been charged with aggravated assault, felonious restraint, terrorizing and reckless endangerment, which are all Class C felonies. He made his initial appearance in Southwest District Court on Friday.
Two people who were allegedly involved in a recent incident in Hettinger County made their initial appearances in Southwest District Court on Wednesday morning.
• A 37-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for refusal to submit to a chemical test on the 1600 block of First Avenue East around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. • A DVD player and a satellite radio were allegedly stolen from a vehicle on the 300 block of Sixth Street West on Tuesday morning. The property is valued at a combined worth of $250. There are no suspects. • Multiple tools, including saws, drills and batteries, were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 500 block of Fourth Avenue West on Tuesday. The tools are worth a combined total of $600.
A worker died at a Treater fire on a well site 11 miles north of Belfield and 7 miles west of HWY 85 Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Billings County Rural Fire Department and the Belfield Ambulance responded to a call and found a Treater shack engulfed in flames that was destroyed. The worker whose name has not been released was found in the fire rubble after it was extinguished. There was an emergency call of an explosion 15 minutes prior to fire call and is part of the investigation. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall and O.S.H.A.
• A 23-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension on the 1300 block of First Street West around 9 p.m. Saturday. • A 39-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence on the 900 block of Third Avenue West just after midnight on Sunday.