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 was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.
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The search for the next Dickinson State University men's basketball coach is in the final stages as DSU Athletic Director Roger Ternes said Monday the school is interviewing two candidates for the job this week. Chris Johnson, an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of North Dakota, is having a closed interview today. Ty Orton, the head men's basketball coach at McCook (Neb.) Community College, is interviewing Wednesday. Neither coach has ties to DSU. "You didn't have to have necessarily a relationship with Dickinson State," Ternes said.
On his fourth try, Dickinson State starting pitcher Dan Morari finally got into the win column ... and he did it with dominance. After starting the year with three no-decisions, the sophomore right-hander picked up his first win, firing a complete-game two-hit shutout while striking out 11 in a 1-0 victory over Jamestown College in the Blue Hawks' Dakota Athletic Conference home opener Saturday at Southside Municipal Ballpark. "I was just trying to throw the ball hard," Morari said.
Danielle Abrahamson's first home run at Dickinson State was impressive, but the junior thought it was a little more than that. "It was actually pretty spectacular," Abrahamson said. Abrahamson's three-run shot in the fifth inning gave DSU a 5-3 lead and helped the 19th-ranked Blue Hawks begin to close the door on Jamestown College in Game 1 of their doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Gress Complex. The Blue Hawks added an insurance run in the sixth inning and the Jimmies never again challenged the lead as DSU held on for a 6-3 Dakota Athletic Conference softball victory. It was the first D
If Brad Foss is power walking around the Dickinson Trinity High School Knights of Columbus Activities Center, it usually means some minor detail needs to get taken care of - and fast. Who knows what's going through Foss' mind while he's jetting around the arena. But it's fairly obvious the first-year Trinity athletic director is hard at work if he has a determined look in his eyes and begins scurrying from one end of the arena to another. "Something goes wrong that you have to take care of immediately - we've had that," Foss said.
Jake Fladeland played the final hole at Heart River Golf Course through the rumble of engines and a cold wind Thursday afternoon. It didn't seem to bother the Dickinson State golfer though.
Killdeer junior Austin Dufault spent countless hours working on his basketball skills last summer. It sure was time well spent. Dufault was the only underclassmen selected to the Class B boys all-state basketball first team.
Ternes sets a time table for coach search Dickinson State could have a new men's basketball coach by end of the month Athletic Director Roger Ternes said Thursday. "Our search committee is reviewing resumes (Friday)," Ternes said.
BISMARCK - Mark Keithley was ice cold in Dickinson Trinity's state quarterfinals win over Four Winds. That wasn't the case Friday night as the senior point guard heated up just in time to lead the Titans over Minot Bishop Ryan 46-35 in the semifinals and back into the Class B boys basketball state championship at the Bismarck Civic Center. "I figured I would show my team I'm still a leader and still confident," Keithley said. Keithley scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and made three consecutive shots during a 36-second span in the final minute of the quarter, which
BISMARCK - During breakfast on Saturday morning at the Radisson hotel, Dickinson Trinity freshman boys basketball coach Greg Pruitt asked the other Titan coaches how many combined years of coaching experience they had. Some quick math by head coach Gregg Grinsteinner and assistants Tim Daniel and Randy Gordon put the figure at more than 50 years. "I feel like I'm coaching with a bunch of legends," said Pruitt, a fourth-year assistant.
BISMARCK -- All Parshall needed was a little breathing room. The Packineau brothers gave the Braves that and so much more. The senior twins, Nathaniel and Neil, helped Parshall win its first Class B boys basketball state championship since 1975 with a 49-36 victory over Dickinson Trinity in front of an estimated crowd of 9,200 fans Saturday night at the Bismarck Civic Center. "I knew one of us would step up," Neil Packineau said. "I tried to step up as best I could and he did too." Parshall led 37-34 with 2:35 to go when Nathaniel Packineau delivered the knock-out punch.