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Dickinson High planned on going with a two-quarterback set this season, but sometimes plans change. Dylan Skabo, a 6-foot, 155-pound sophomore, will attempt to establish some offensive rhythm for the Midgets by traveling to Minot High for a Class 3A, West Region game today at 6 p.m. CDT. "We are going to have Dylan start this game and stay in as long as he can," Dickinson head coach Dennis Morris said. "If he can't, Luke's (Hanel) expertise in leadership will be there to help us out.
Seventy years ago there were only 15 whooping cranes left; whooping crane numbers are up, but not enough to take it off the endangered species list. Whooping crane spotting has been minimal as of now, but the North Dakota Game and Fish expects the upcoming months be big for sightings. "October will be a good month for spotting," said Mike Johnson North Dakota Game and Fish game management section leader and migratory game bird management supervisor.
The Mott-Regent and Divide County football teams are separated by one game in 9-man, Region 4. The Wildfire and the Maroons meet up in a 9-man, Region 4 game at 6 p.m. Friday in Mott. "Divide County has a very good offense and defense," Mott-Regent head coach Ron Benson said. "I think they are probably the best defensive team in our region. It's going to be a challenge." Divide County has a perfect 7-0 record this season, while Mott-Regent's only loss was to undefeated Central McLean. "We are excited about the challenge," Benson said.
Dickinson High head coach Jay Schobinger and Bismarck High head coach Jessica Nichols were both looking for consistency. That consistency came off and on and the Midgets managed to defeat West Region opponent Bismarck High in five sets, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 20-25, 15-13, on Tuesday at the DHS gymnasium. "When we're clicking and playing well, we can do a lot of good things," Schobinger said. "Bismarck came out and played well.
The Dickinson girls' golf team has seen its share of ups and downs this season, but confidence is at an all-time high after this second-place finish at the West Region tournament. The Midgets hope to take that confidence into the two-day North Dakota Class A state tournament starting Monday at Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo. "At the beginning of the season, we wanted that one or two spot in the West Region," Dickinson head coach Olivia Wellenstein said. "We'd like to finish up in that third place spot in the state tournament.
The Bismarck St. Mary's football team didn't play like a team coming in without a win Friday night. The Saints scored early and often, defeating Dickinson Trinity 39-13 in a Class 2A, West Region football game at the Badlands Activities Center. "St. Mary' was a pretty good 0-5 team," Trinity head coach Randy Gordon said. "They came and wanted to play and win. They wanted it worse than we did." Trinity (2-4, 1-4 West) scored the opening touchdown of the game, but St.
The Dickinson High football team's road to the playoffs just got tougher. Dickinson made two mistakes on defense and that's all Williston needed for its first Class 3A, West Region win of the season as it defeated the Midgets 12-7 Friday at the Badlands Activities Center. "What we have now is our backs against the wall," Dickinson head coach Dennis Morris said. "We have two choices. We can either lay down or fight.
The Dickinson High volleyball team made a strong opening statement Thursday to finish its first trip through the West Region with a 6-1 record. Dickinson started slow, but heated up to sweep Williston 25-23, 25-14, 25-20 at the DHS gymnasium. "I feel pretty confident with where we are at," Dickinson head coach Jay Schobinger said. "The first trip through the conference went well." The Midgets (15-5, 6-1 West) got down 4-0 in the first set, but were jumpstarted by Leslie Beaudoin.
The time to win is now. The Dickinson High football team is in an unfamiliar position where needing a win tonight is essential when it hosts Class 3A, West Region rival Williston at 5 p.m. today at the Badlands Activities Center. "It's an unusual game for us," Dickinson head coach Dennis Morris said. "It's a 'do or die' situation for us already. There are certain teams in the WDA that we have to beat to ensure we can make the playoffs." That "do or die" situation is being felt by senior linebacker Jamie Kuntz. "We just know that we have to get this one," Kuntz said.
The number of pheasants harvested this season could drop to a low not seen since 2001. The number might not stop there. Aaron Robinson, North Dakota Game and Fish upland game biologist in Dickinson, said he expects harvest numbers to be around 350,000 to 450,000 which could be the lowest number in a decade. "Hunters aren't going to see any many birds," he said.