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Dickinson State pitcher Sara Jane Webster, left, embraces catcher Erika Arvizo after striking out Minot State shortstop Janessa Penner to win the Dakota Athletic Conference softball championship Sunday afternoon at Gress Complex. Webster struck out 41 batters over three games in the tournament.

Blue Hawks win DAC softball championship


To win the Dakota Athletic Conference softball tournament, Dickinson State did the same thing it has done all season -- dominated.

The third-ranked Blue Hawks hit three home runs in the first inning and pitcher Sara Jane Webster shook off a rough semifinal game against Jamestown College to toss a two-hitter and help beat Minot State 9-0 in the Dakota Athletic Conference tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at Gress Complex.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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