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The Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team played one of its best games of the season on Friday night, and they had to. In the first round of the Region 7 tournament, the No. 8 Titans faced No. 9 Beach in a game that was anybody's to take for most of the night. However, early in the fourth, with a 53-48 lead, the Titans went on a 16-4 run. Aided by 25 points from freshman forward Abbey Kubas, Dickinson Trinity defeated Beach 72-59 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center on Friday, Feb. 16.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Despite staying with Presentation College (S.D.) for most of the first half, the Dickinson State women’s basketball team ended the regular season with a 72-60 loss on Friday, Feb. 16. The Blue Hawks (5-24, 0-16 NSAA) were only down 15-14 after one quarter, and stayed with the Saints (12-13, 8-7 NSAA) for much of the second, but an 8-2 run at the end of the quarter gave Presentation a 42-33 lead at the half, its greatest advantage so far.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Despite holding a small 37-36 lead at the half, the Dickinson State men’s basketball team went on to defeat Presentation College (S.D.) 84-74 in the last game of the season on Friday, Feb. 16. Blue Hawk (14-12, 9-7 NSAA) senior Marcus White earned a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Seniors Carter Gallo and Jerry Shevlin followed with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
FARGO — With nine Dickinson High wrestlers starting the second day of the Class A individual state tournament in the quarterfinal round, only two advanced to the semifinals. In the 138-pound quarterfinal, Troy Berg defeated Bismarck Century’s Shane Fleck by a 5-0 decision. In the 152-pound quarterfinal, Tate Nordby won with a 3-2 decision over Matthew Rader of Bismarck Century.
FARGO — In the opening round of the Class A individual state wrestling tournament, nine of 14 Dickinson High athletes won their matches. In the 132-pound bracket, Midget Koletan Hafey finished the first match quickly, pinning Tanner Thiel of Wahpeton in 30 seconds.
The Schlecht brothers are well known in the Dickinson State wrestling world. Ten years ago, Justin, the older of the two, became one of the most decorated Blue Hawk wrestlers ever by earning his fourth All-American status and his third national title. Meanwhile, his younger brother Stan was a four-time national qualifier and three-time All American during his career at DSU.
In its final game of the regular season, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball team was tested by the 2017 Region 7 champion, Glen Ullin-Hebron. Meanwhile, the Bearcats wanted to end the season on a win after a three-game losing streak. Hampered by poor shooting at the foul line and too many turnovers, the Titans fell to the Bearcats 58-48 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center.
The Dickinson soccer club under 11 Academy team traveled to Bismarck this past weekend and took home first place in the 12th annual Dakota United Frosty Cup Soccer Tournament, winning the final game 3-1 on Sunday, Feb. 11. The team, coached by Gustavo Tally and assistant coach Victor Mendez, is now 6-0-2 on the season. They will travel to Rapid City March 2-4 and compete in the North Dakota State Indoor Cup March 9-11 in Minot.
Cleet Wrzesinski, a freshman on the Dickinson State indoor track and field team, won the heptathlon at Jamestown on Feb. 11 and 12, breaking the North Star Athletic Association record in the process. Wrzesinski won the 60-meter dash, long jump, shot put and 60-meter hurdles, accumulating a final score of 4,700 points, surpassing the previous record of 4,292.
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Dickinson State men’s basketball team has gone into overtime the past three games, with two going into double overtime. The Blue Hawks played into a second overtime in their game against Viterbo (Wis.), but fell 82-80 on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the R.W. Beggs Senior gymnasium.