Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at email@example.com. Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers (TCPalm.com) in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.
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After a first half that seldom featured offense, Minot and the Dickinson High basketball teams combined to score 93 points in the second half. After struggling on 7-for-34 shooting from the floor in the first 18 minutes, the Magicians fired in shots at a 60-percent clip during the final 18 minutes en route to a 71-63 victory over the Midgets on Friday, Feb. 15, from the Dickinson High Gym.
On the back end of a six-game winning streak, Baylee Kram, a senior goaltender for the Dickinson High girls hockey team, earned her fourth shutout of the 2018-19 campaign with a 3-0 victory at Jamestown on Friday, Feb. 8. Collecting 18 saves between the pipes, Kram helped the Midgets clinch a spot in the state tournament for the second consecutive season. One day later, during 5-2 lost at home to Fargo Davies, Kram stopped 38 shots, which ties for the second-most saves she's made in a single game this year.
MINOT — After the Dickinson High gymnastics team completed its third event at the WDA Championship meet, the girls sat on a mat near the balance beam, waiting for their turn. They waited, and waited, and waited. Previously competing on the uneven bars, the Midgets were idle nearly an hour. At approximately the 30-minute mark, assistant head coach Casey Kostelecky instructed the gymnasts to stand up and get loose.
MINOT — Describing the difference between the Dickinson and Jamestown boys hockey teams over the previous two seasons is about as effective as splitting hairs, but at the end of their last three contests, the Blue Jays walked back into their locker room each time with a 4-3 victory in hand. What makes the results that much more frustrating for the Midgets, is that after a loss to Jamestown in the opening round of last season's West Region tournament, Dickinson has fallen twice in overtime this season to its WDA nemesis.
From the opening tip of the 2018-19 season, the Hettinger-Scranton girls basketball team established itself as the team to beat in Region 7. The Night Hawks ripped through their conference schedule by going 11-0, winning those contests by an average of 26.7 points. Kicking off on Friday, Feb. 15, the Region 7 tournament will have Hettinger-Scranton as its No.1 seed, leaving a lingering question: Can the overwhelming favorite be stopped?
The illustrious career of Hettinger-Scranton's Kyle Burwick is nearing its conclusion. As wrestling teams from across the region have made the trek to Fargo to compete in the state wrestling tournament championships beginning on Thursday, Feb. 14, the Night Hawks senior 126-pounder will look to complete a historic run.
GLEN ULLIN — In its final game of the regular season before the Region 7 tournament, the Glen Ullin-Hebron girls basketball team used its defense to dismantle Dickinson Trinity 54-42 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from Glen Ullin High School. While the Bearcats managed to go 16-for-55 shooting, they held the Titans to 22 percent shooting from the field.
WILLISTON — On the strength of 13 3-pointers, the Williston High girls basketball team earned a 66-57 victory over Dickinson on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from the Jon Cole Gymnasium. Ending the first half with a 33-26 advantage on the scoreboard, the Coyotes extended their margin with the help of eight long-range baskets.
WILLISTON — Entering the halftime break with a 33-23 advantage over Williston, the Dickinson High boys basketball team was the more efficient team in the second half, converting on 47 percent of its shots from the field en route to a 79-52 win on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from the Jon Cole Gymnasium.
The Dickinson High gymnastics team competed in its final regular season meet during the Glen Heiser Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 9, from the Dickinson High Gym. It was not only the final home meet of the season for the Midgets — it was also the final time a pair of seniors were able to perform in high school competition in front of their family and friends.