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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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During the first half of its season opener against the defending Class A champs, the Dickinson High girls basketball team not only competed with Bismarck Century, they controlled much of the action. Playing energetically on the defensive end and aided by early foul trouble to their opponent's tallest star, the Midgets entered the halftime break with the lead. But as the teams exited the locker rooms, the Patriots displayed their wealth of talent, outscoring the Midgets 38-16 en route to a 57-38 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from the Dickinson High Gym.
In the sport of basketball, a team's personnel often dictates its style of play, which is introduced in practice and molded over the course of the season. For Dickinson High boys basketball head coach Dan Glasser, a style of play may be harder to come by due to his team's lack of experience. According to Glasser, the current crop of Midgets are coachable, hard-working, and steadily improving, but the young group will need some time to jell and develop an identity.
BOTTINEAU — For the second consecutive season, the Dickinson boys hockey team has picked up victories in its first three games of the year. The Midgets’ latest triumph came at the expense of Bottineau-Rugby, as the they collected three goals in the second period and two more in the third during a 5-0 win on Saturday, Dec. 1, from the Community Arena Lumberdome.
MINOT — Led by sophomore forward Abbey Kubas, who scored a game-high 28 points, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team captured their first win of the season, defeating Parshall 52-41 during the Shootout on the Prairie on Saturday, Dec. 1, from the Minot Auditorium.
SIDNEY, Mont. — Two weeks after its season-opening home meet was cancelled due to weather, the Dickinson High wrestling team finally hit the mat for the first time on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sidney Eagle Invitational in Sidney, Mont. Competing against more than 20 teams from North Dakota, Montana and Idaho, the Midgets captured sixth place overall with a team score of 103 points. Another area team that had a solid showing was Bowman County, who finished 11th with 67 points.
The Dickinson High girls hockey team could not muster enough offense against Fargo North-South, falling at home 7-1 on Saturday, Dec. 1, from the West River Ice Center. Competing in their third contest in five days, the Midgets girls hockey team dropped their previous two games in final moments. However, things were different this time around as the road team blistered the girls in white and orange from the first drop of the puck until the final buzzer sounded, building a 59-10 shots-on-goal advantage.
Kamryn Kuntz, a senior forward for the Dickinson High girls hockey team, collected a hat trick during an 8-0 season-opening victory against Williston on Nov. 20, from the West River Ice Center. One of her scores was a shorthanded goal and she also assisted on another goal. DP: What were the keys to the your success in the season opener against Williston? KK: "I think basically just working as a team, working with my forwards, trusting in everyone and having their backs." DP: What are some of your personal goals and the team's goals for the season?
As is the case for many of the schools in the area, the Hettinger-Scranton boys basketball team graduated a number of seniors, losing five from a squad that had a 19-5 record and captured third place in the Region 7 Tournament.
Dating back to the 2017 West Region meet, the Dickinson High gymnastics team has finished first in every meet it has participated in. Despite competing without two of their top gymnasts and fielding a roster with a number of newcomers, the Midgets train continued to roll, taking the top spot in the season-opening Milo Dullum Invitational on Friday, Nov. 30, from Dickinson High School.
MINOT — Competing in its season opener, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team hung tight in the early going with the defending Region 2 champions, but after a surge at the end of the first half, Thompson built a cushion it would not relinquish, defeating the Titans 54-30 during the Shootout on the Prairie on Friday, Nov. 30, from the Minot Auditorium.