The Press Staff
DSU athlete of the week: Marcus White, a senior guard/forward on the Dickinson State men's basketball team led the Blue Hawks in points in each other its three games this week. White scored a career-high 32 points in DSU's win over Yellowstone Christian College on Monday, Nov. 27 and 23 points in the 81-71 win over Valley City State on Friday, Dec. 1. White also added 17 points in the team's loss to Waldorf University (Iowa) on Saturday, Dec. 2. DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU?
Joseph Pavek, a sophomore forward on the Dickinson boys hockey is tied for the team lead in points through the first three games of the season. He and junior forward Cody Shepard have each collected 12 points to help the Midgets pick up their first 3-0 start since the 2012-13 season. Pavek started the year off with a bang, notching five goals and an assist in Dickinson's 16-2 season-opening romp over Williston on Tuesday, Nov. 28. On Saturday, Dec. 2 on the road against Bottineau/Rugby, Pavek had a goal and five assists during a 10-4 Dickinson victory.
RICHARDTON—Four people suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash near Richardton on Monday morning, officials say. The single-vehicle rollover happened around 5 a.m. on Interstate 94, 4 miles west of Richardton, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The driver of the vehicle with four occupants was westbound and lost control in icy road conditions. The vehicle entered the median and rolled over one time, the release stated. All occupants were wearing their seat belts.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is asking for the public's input about two exits near Medora next week. The meeting, which will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Billings County Building at 495 4th St. in Medora, will utilize an open house format.
Junior running back Deonte Dixon was one of nine players on the Dickinson State football team to score a touchdown in the team's 70-7 blowout of Mayville State. He was the only player to score two touchdowns, though, and also led the team with 86 rushing yards over. DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU?
Sarah Mayer, a senior outside hitter on the Dickinson Trinity volleyball team, led the Titans with 19 kills against Heart River on Thursday, Nov. 9, helping her team win the Region 7 tournament with a 3-0 sweep of the Cougars. She also added ten digs, a block and an ace. In the semifinal versus New England, Mayer led the team with 19 digs and also earned six kills and an ace. In the quarterfinal game against Bowman County she earned a team-leading 10 digs as well as two aces and one assist.
Alexa Walby, a junior setter on the Dickinson Trinity volleyball team, earned her 2000th career assist in the Titan's 3-1 win over Killdeer on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Walby earned 42 assists on the day and also contributed eight digs. DP: What does 2,000 career assists mean to you? AW: "It's such a team thing. I'm can't do my job without my passers and without my hitters being so aggressive so I really owe it all to my team and my coaches. My coaches are amazing, so it was a really cool moment for all of us."
Bailey Smith, a freshman on the Dickinson State cross country team, placed fourth at the North Star Athletic Association meet, helping the Blue Hawk women to their third-consecutive conference championship. She finished the 5K race in 19 minutes and 19 seconds, just 46 seconds behind the first place finisher. DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU? BS: "I'm from Kalispell, Mont. and I chose Dickinson because it was just so inviting and it was like a family from the first second I got here and I wanted to further my running career."
Authorities have released the names of those involved in a deadly crash that occurred north of Dickinson on Thursday morning. Joseph Watson, 81 of East Point, Ga., was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The Dickinson Trinity defensive line helped the Titans defeat the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers 40-0 in the Class A quarterfinals 40-0, earning their sixth shutout on the season on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Biesiot Activities Center. Furthermore, lineman Jacob Kubas sacked Lakers quarterback Dante Gunville in the third quarter, allowing lineman Logan Karsky to pick up the ball and run over 50 yards to the end zone. DP: You guys have had six shutouts so far this season. Why were you successful?