The Press Staff
Karsten Mack Jr., a sophomore running back for Dickinson State, rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-17 win for the Blue Hawks against Presentation College on Sept. 30. Karsten Mack Jr., Dickinson State football running back DP: Where are you from? And why did you choose to attend DSU? KM: "I'm from Trinity, Texas, and I chose DSU because of the people and the coaches. The coaches are really nice and they make me feel like I'm at home." DP: How long have you been playing your sport and what is your favorite part of the sport?
Ashlyn Privratsky, Heart River volleyball, was named high school athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 24-30. Ashlyn Privratsky, a senior middle hitter for Heart River, helped the Cougars go 3-0 during the week by recording 21 kills against Glen Ullin-Hebron, 17 kills against Mott-Regent and 19 kills against New Salem-Almont. DP: How long have you been playing your sport and what is your favorite part of the sport?
High school athlete of the week Aiden Jung, a Dickinson High sophomore, placed 13th overall in a field of 499 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, Minn. DP: You competed last week at the Roy Griak Invitational, a giant cross country race. Describe what that atmosphere was like and how valuable that experience is.
Prep athlete of the week Kaden Kuntz The Dickinson Trinity junior running back/cornerback had touchdown runs of 44 and 80 yards in the Titans 40-0 victory over Heart River on Sept. 15. He finished with 146 rushing yards, and he had two interceptions. DP: How long have you been playing your sport and what is your favorite part of the sport?
JAMESTOWN — The Dickinson State women’s golf team placed fourth among five teams at the Jamestown Invitational with a team score of 728 after play concluded on Monday at Jamestown Country Club. “Our biggest issue was putting,” head coach Thadd O’Donnell said. “We haven’t been able to putt on greens like that in a while.” The Blue Hawks shot a collective 364 on Sunday and Monday to come away with their final tally.
BUTTE, Mont. — After the Dickinson State volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the season on Friday at the Big Sky Volleyball Challenge, the Blue Hawks bounced back with a pair of wins on Saturday. Dickinson State started Saturday with a sweep of Multnomah College (Ore.), led by eight kills from junior Kylie Hadley. Ellie Hanser and Sydney Bentz tallied six and five kills, respectively.
An 81-year-old Dickinson man was killed in a rear-end collision on Friday night near Dickinson. According to the accident report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash took place near mile marker 75, approximately 3 miles west of Taylor just before 10 p.m. Prior to the crash, both vehicles were westbound in the right driving lane. The driver of the 1988 Chevy Blazer was traveling in front of the 2014 Honda Accord, the report said. A rear-end collision took place, causing the Chevy Blazer to lose control, enter the median and roll.
MEDORA—A family had a scary encounter Thursday morning in Medora after the RV they were driving caught fire. Billings County Fire Chief Kyle Shockley said while the case is still under investigation, it is believed that the vehicle that was in tow behind the camper may have been left in gear as the family left the RV park. This may have caused the transmission to overheat and causing the car to start on fire, which led to the camper fire.
The former police chief of a small eastern North Dakota town accused of sexually abusing a child in four southwest North Dakota counties will have his preliminary hearing for all the matters at a later date. James G. Watson, 51, of LaMoure, has been charged with eight felony counts related to the continuous sexual abuse of a child. The charges spread across four southwest North Dakota counties: Stark, Billings, Hettinger and Golden Valley.
A 36-year-old Dickinson man was arrested after being accused of discharging a firearm in his residence during a domestic dispute on Thursday night. Jamey Bleth was charged with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, after Dickinson police were called to a residence on the 500 block of Third Avenue Southeast for a report of shots fired. Bleth allegedly discharged a firearm into the floor during an argument with his wife. Police said no one was injured.