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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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.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Dickinson High girls basketball team played from behind through most of its contest against Rapid City Central (S.D.) before mounting a charge and tying the game early in the fourth quarter. However, the Cobblers regained control, pulling away to a 56-45 victory on Saturday, Dec. 29, from the Naasz Gymnasium.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Dickinson High boys basketball team trailed 33-11 entering halftime against Rapid City Central (S.D.), before falling 63-33 on Saturday, Dec. 29, from the Naasz Gymnasium. Without their second leading scorer in starting junior point guard Kobe Krenz, the Midgets totaled five points in the first quarter and six in the second, shooting 3-for-14 from the floor in the first half. In that same period of time, the Cobblers made more field goals (15) than shots Midgets attempted (14).
MINOT — In back-to-back contests against teams ranked toward the top of the state, the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball slowed each opponent to under 50 points on the scoreboard on less than 40 percent shooting from the field. While their defense has been strong, the Titans struggled to get their offense in gear.
MINOT — In a matchup featuring the two top-ranked boys basketball teams in the Class B, No. 2 Dickinson Trinity struggled offensively and dropped its first game of the 2018-19 campaign, falling to No. 1 Thompson 49-39 during the Hoopster Classic on Friday, Dec. 28 from the Minot State Dome.
Whenever the Dickinson High girls hockey team is in action, you can almost guarantee that defender Taia Klaman will have the opponent on its heels at least a couple of times during a game. Whether she whirls back to the defensive zone before pushing it up the ice or if she wins a race to the puck at center ice that leads to a one-on-one matchup with a defender, Klaman glides by her opponents with a subtle yet effective dangle, ending with a delivery to a teammate or a wrist shot fired at the net.
Matthew Stafford, a junior guard on the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team, was the program's leading scorer through three games during the 2018 Roughrider Tournament, averaging 15.3 points per game. He scored a team-high 16 points during a 51-44 victory over Bowman County during the tournament championship game on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Titans won the Roughrider Tournament for the fifth consecutive season. DP: What were the keys to winning the Roughrider Tournament?
The Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team entered a weekend matinee at home against Hettinger-Scranton as the lone undefeated team in Region 7. On the other end of the spectrum, the Night Hawks have yet to taste victory during the 2018-19 season, losing their previous five games by an average of 16 points. At the end of their meeting on Saturday, Dec. 22, the Titans' record remained unblemished while Hettinger-Scranton is still in search of its first win. However, the play on the floor was far more competitive than the standings could've predicted.