The Press Staff
Dickinson State sophomore quarterback Hayden Gibson threw two touchdown passes of 25 and 24 yards in the Blue Hawk's 45-0 shutout of Waldorf University on Saturday, Oct. 14. Gibson completed 71 percent of his passes for 268 yards and threw no interceptions. DP: Where are you from? And why did you choose to attend DSU? HG: "I went to Bismarck High School in Bismarck, N.D. I chose DSU because I love the coaching staff and I love the facilities here and just the team atmosphere."
Mott-Regent-New England senior Josh Wallace scored five touchdowns on Saturday, Oct. 14 to help the Wildfire to a 38-32 victory over Ray-Powers Lake in the 9-man football playoffs. Wallace rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns, he threw for 157 yards and another touchdown and he returned a kickoff 55 yards for another score. DP: How long have you been playing football and what is your favorite part of the sport? JW: "I've been playing football through high school and I just love running the ball and hitting people."
Gladstone Rural Fire Chief Joe Wanner said about 52 bales of hay caught fire on a combined trailer heading west on Interstate 94 between Gladstone and Taylor on Tuesday afternoon. The fire shut down part of I-94 for sometime to fight the blaze and clean up. The cause of the blaze is unknown. The driver of the semi was not harmed. (Submitted photo)
Brianna Ashworth, a junior swimmer at Dickinson High, won the 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley races on Oct. 3 in a dual against Bismarck Legacy. DP: How long have you been swimming and what is your favorite part of the sport? BA: "I've been swimming since I was 5 years old. I think it's fun and I just like getting better and working hard." DP: Do you and your teammates have any kind of routine before a meet? BA: "We always do this one cheer we do before every meet and it just gets us all pumped."
Jacey Wilson, a sophomore on the Dickinson State cross country team, finished 14th of 76 women racers at the Jamestown Invitational on Friday, Oct. 6. She completed the 5K run in 19 minutes and 12 seconds, finished first amongst Blue Hawk competitors, and helped the women's team earn third place overall. DP: How does this compare to your past 5K times? JW: "This is my best time, season (personal record), lifetime PR. My best time from last year was actually a 19 (minutes) 48 (seconds) so it was a big PR for me. It was one of my best races."
The Rotary Club of Dickinson will be awarding local high school juniors and seniors up to $700 in scholarship funds. The winning entrant will then have the opportunity to win an additional $1,250 at the regional and district levels. Rotary District 5580 offers this essay contest as an incentive to young people to develop their skills of self-expression and as evidence of a sincere interest in the ideals of our youth. All students in their final two years of high school are eligible to participate.
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?