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BISMARCK — In 2018, the Dickinson High baseball team barely made it into the West Region tournament as the No. 7 seed. Once there, the Midgets dropped back-to-back games, ending the season. One year later, Dickinson made a giant step up. Not only were the Midgets the No. 3 seed in the tournament, but they won two straight games and competed for the title. With a spot at state secured, the boys in orange had nothing to lose as they faced No. 1 Williston in the WDA championship game Saturday evening.
Bre Tessier, a senior on the Dickinson Trinity track and field team, has dominated in javelin all season. She's finished no lower than third, winning the event six times out of nine meets, including at the Southwest Regional Meet on Friday, May 17 at Bowman County High School. In the downpour and cold temperatures, Tessier threw 102 feet, eight inches, far from her personal-best throw of 125-03. She also finished 18th in the shot put at the regional meet with a heave of 26 feet, nine inches.
MINOT — As back-to-back-to-back doubles allowed the No. 2 Bismarck Century softball team to score six runs in the second, things didn't look great for No. 3 Dickinson High. Down 7-0 early put the Midgets in a bad spot, but they didn't blink. A seven-run third inning got them right back in it. Another big inning from the Patriots did them in, though. Scoring five runs in the sixth, Century defeated Dickinson 14-9 on Friday, May 24 at the South Hill Complex.
PIERRE, S.D. — The Badlands Big Sticks wasted no time establishing a lead in the season opener against Pierre Trappers on Friday, May 24, using a home run from right fielder Mason Schwellenbach to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The strong start was enough to hold off the Trappers in a 6-3 win from Hyde Stadium.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — With a third-place finish in the decathlon at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships, Dickinson State sophomore Cleet Wrzesinski earned All-American status for the fourth time in his short college athletics career. Concluding the decathlon with five events on Friday, May 24, accumulating 6,888 points to take third at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.
MINOT — Of the eight West Region tennis players battling for the singles championship, two of them hail from Dickinson High. With a win each, seventh-grader Valeria Bradley and junior Anna Stankova advanced to the quarterfinals on Friday, May 24 at the Cameron Indoor Tennis Center. Both Midgets had a bye in the first round. In the second round, Bradley encountered sophomore Riley Lembke of Bismarck Century. The two didn't compete against each other in the regular season meeting, or the state-qualifying dual the day before. Bradley won comfortably, 6-1, 6-1.
MINOT — With a perfect 5-0 sweep over No. 8 Bismarck Century, the No. 3 Dickinson High tennis team earned a spot at the 2019 Tennis Team Dual State Championship next weekend in Grand Forks. The Midgets won their quarterfinal over No. 6 Bismarck High 3-2, but fell to No. 2 Minot 4-1 in the semifinals on Thursday, May 23 at Hammond Park.
MINOT — Jamestown starting pitcher Payton Gall got off to a hot start in a West Region quarterfinal against No. 3 Dickinson High. In the first inning, she threw nine pitches and struck out two batters, an especially impressive feat when considering the fire power at the top of the Midgets lineup. However, Dickinson soon figured her out. In the second, Gall hit a batter, walked another, and allowed two runs. The Midgets were patient at the plate and went on to best Gall and the No. 6 Blue Jays 7-4 on Thursday, May 23, at the South Hill Complex.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — With a personal-best throw of 147 feet, seven inches, Dickinson State sophomore Alyssa Wisher took third place in the women's javelin at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships on Thursday, May 23, earning All-American status. Coming into the day, Wisher was ranked seventh of 19 competitors. She was one of 10 Blue Hawks to travel to Gulf Shores, Ala., to compete in the three-day event and one of five to participate on day one.
BISMARCK — Going into Thursday's West Region quarterfinal against No. 6 Minot, Dickinson High head coach Pete Dobitz knew his team needed an incredible pitching performance to shutdown the Magicians offense that dominated them to the tune of 12-2 and 11-1 a week earlier. Senior Morgan Wardner got the nod and was absolutely electric. He struck out 11 batters en route to a 9-2 complete-game victory at the Sanford Sports Complex. The No. 3 Midgets move on to face No. 2 Bismarck Century in the second semifinal on Friday.