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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JAMESTOWN — Facing the No. 2 team in the state, the Dickinson High boys basketball team turned the ball over 22 times and were out-rebounded by 14 during a 78-46 lost to Jamestown on Saturday, Jan. 5, from Jamestown High School. The Blue Jays were 18-for-38 from the field in the first half en route to a 43-22 lead entering halftime. The Midgets (2-6, West Region 2-5) connected on 4 of 6 from the three-point territory during the first 18 minutes, but were only 3-for-14 inside of the arc.
BISMARCK — Like its male counterparts, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team trailed early in its contest against Oak Grove. While rebounding from its slow start and cutting into their deficit to make a game out of it, the Titans eventually were defeated by the Grovers 42-36 during the Shiloh Christian Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 5, from Shiloh Christian High School.
BISMARCK — Dickinson Trinity sophomore guard Jake Daniel saw his potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer bounce off the mark as the No. 8 Titans dropped their third game of the season after losing to Oak Grove 54-51 during the Shiloh Christian Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Shiloh Christian High School. On the strength of four makes from behind the arc, the Grovers (2-6) carried a 31-23 lead into halftime. The eight-point margin was the largest gap between the two teams.
The Dickinson High boys hockey team had all of the momentum late in its contest against Jamestown. Connecting on an equalizer in the waning moments of the third period, the Midgets forced up twice as many shots on goal as their opponent, including a pair of terrific chances during the final minute of regulation. But in the blink of an eye, the tide tilted toward the Blue Jays' side, thanks to forward Jace Thompson.
Kyle Burwick, a senior on the Hettinger-Scranton wrestling team, was placed first in the 126-pound weight class during the Rumble on the Red on Saturday, Dec. 29, from the Fargodome. Improving to 25-0 this season, Burwick capped the tournament with a fall over Bismarck Century sophomore Clay Radenz. The University of Wisconsin commit captured two matches by fall, one by technical fall and another via major decision over the course of the two-day tournament. DP: What were the keys to your success at the Rumble at the Red Tournament?
Prior to a home dual against Jamestown on Friday, Jan. 4, Dickinson High's Mason Beck's previous best time in the 100-yard freestyle this season was 57.47 seconds, more than a second slower than the state-qualifying standard. Looking to make the best of another crack at the event, the freshman lined up in lane No. 4 and remembered the simple, yet effective words of his head coach, McKenzie Steckler.
BISMARCK — In a matchup against Stanley during the Shiloh Christian Invitational, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team trailed by five points going into halftime. Initially slowed by the Blue Jays’ zone defense, the Titans got into gear in the third quarter, scoring Stanley 19-9 in the frame. Stanley nearly matched Dickinson Trinity’s third-period production in the fourth, but the No. 8 Titans emerged victorious, snapping a two-game losing streak with a 53-50 triumph.
For more than a quarter of a century, Dickinson Trinity's Craig Kovash has been a successful fixture in North Dakota's high school track and field scene. Taking over the head coaching reins for the Titans boys track and field team in 1992, and doing the same for girls' team in 2008, Kovash has guided each program into prominence, resulting in multiple team and individual state championships.
BISMARCK — After the Dickinson High and Bismarck High boys hockey teams combined for 10 goals through the first two periods of play, the two teams went scoreless in the third period, resulting in an extra frame as the Midgets and Demons remained tied at five. Off a helper from senior defender Isaac Ohlhauser, Bismarck senior forward Dain Sardelli lifted a shot by Dickinson senior goaltender Riley Wittenberg, giving the Demons a 6-5 overtime victory on Tuesday, Jan. 1, from the Capital Ice Center.
MANDAN — With an overall score of 33.5 points, the Dickinson High boys swimming and diving team took fifth place during the Mandan Pentathlon on Saturday, Dec. 28, from the Mandan Aquatics Center. Minot won the event, topping the charts with a team score of 313 points. Bismarck Century placed second while host Mandan was third.