The Press Staff
Dickinson State University President Thomas Mitzel discusses efforts being made on campus to improve the student and community experience, touches on university enrollment and provides a brief budget update on this week's Minute with Mitzel.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — Dickinson State track and field runners Amanda Wolff, Ty Stanton and Jose Chorro were all given North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track Athlete Of The Week honors. All competed Saturday in Spearfish, S.D., at the Yellowjacket open, hosted by NCAA Division II Black Hills State.
The roster for the 2017 North Dakota Badlands Bowl has been announced. The game will be played on June 17 at 6 p.m. in Miles City, Mont. Two Dickinson High seniors -- Treven Hopfauf and Shawn Steffan -- are on the roster and Midget coach John Tuchscherer will serve as an assistant coach. Reece Hoherz of Beulah and Dillan Jepson of Killdeer are also on the team. Full Roster
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.