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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Richardton-Taylor junior Haley Butterfield, right, goes up for a kill against Mott-Regent senior Marah Friez, left, on Monday during the Region 7 volleyball tournament quarterfinals at the Killdeer High School gymnasium.

Raiders pick up communication, beat Wildfire


KILLDEER -- Communication improvement as its match went on proved to be the difference between Richardton-Taylor staying alive in the Region 7 Tournament and ending its season Monday evening.

The Raiders volleyball team went back and forth with Mott-Regent in the quarterfinals at the Killdeer High School gymnasium, trading leads and holding off momentum surges to advance with a 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, 25-18 victory.

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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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