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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The setting for today's Dickinson State football game is eerie. Especially if you're Valley City State. Last season, the Blue Hawks were playing hit-or-miss football with a 2-3 record before they upset nationally ranked Valley City State 13-7 at home. At that point the Vikings were No. 17 in the nation and were riding high with an undefeated record. Today the Blue Hawks, who have had some struggles early this season, look for a repeat performance as they again attempt to upset the No. 15-ranked Vikings (4-1, 2-0 DAC) at 1:30 p.m.
Alex Mock rushed for all three Williston's touchdowns and helped the Coyotes pull even with Dickinson in the race for the Class AAA, West Region football playoffs. Mock had 246 yards on 32 carries and led the Coyotes to a 20-6 victory on Friday at Cutting Field in Williston. "Mock was their guy and we couldn't stop him," Dickinson coach Dave Michaelson said. The Midgets were stalled by turnovers throughout the game.
Dickinson High senior Alex Koppinger knows once he's done his job on the football field, Mitch Kudrna will take care of the rest. "It's the trust," said Koppinger, a starting fullback and linebacker for the Midgets. "I just know he's going to make the right cut.
Even though the score of Dickinson State's last football game was similar to that of a baseball game, it did a big part to boost the confidence of the Blue Hawks' defense.
Radio Today KDIX, 1230 AM Football: Dickinson at Williston, 6 p.m. KLTC, 1460 AM Baseball: Athletics at Twins, 2:30 p.m. Hockey: Quinnipiac at UND, 6 p.m. KCAD, 99.1 FM Football: Dickinson at Williston, 5:45 p.m. Calendar Today High school football Dickinson High at Williston, 6 p.m. Grant County-Flasher at Killdeer, 7 p.m. Williston Trinity Christian at Mott-Regent, 7 p.m. Beach at Williams County, 6 p.m. Bowman County at Stanley-Powers Lake, 6 p.m. Hettinger at Center-Stanton, 6 p.m. Richardton-Taylor-Hebron at New Salem, 6 p.m. New Town at Hazen, 7 p.m. High school volle
Anna Kreidt always had a large belly. It was never a big deal. Like most 17-month-old children, Anna wasn't too concerned about her appearance. Except for her hair style. Anna was always delighted when her mother put her quickly growing blonde hair in pig tails. However, when Amy and her husband Tim Kreidt found a bump near their daughter's belly button on the Tuesday after Labor Day, they got nervous. Tim, the head athletic trainer at Dickinson State University, thought Anna may have suffered a hernia, possibly from her rambunctious rolling on the carpet.
The machine that has been the Dickinson Trinity volleyball team took a little longer to get started than it would have liked. But once again, the Titans cranked up the throttle when they needed to. Trinity fought off several Killdeer comebacks to win its fifth consecutive match 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 on Tuesday in District 14 volleyball at Knights of Columbus Activities Center. "We need to come out a lot stronger," Trinity senior Noel Lynch said.
BISMARCK -- After finishing the first round of the North Dakota Class A state girls golf meet, several members of the Dickinson High team went directly to the practice greens and the driving range of Riverwood Golf Course. The Midgets found themselves 27 strokes out of first place after the end of the first round Tuesday and now know something needs to change quickly if they want to reach their ultimate goal of a state title. "Everyone kind of has their own thing they needed to work on," Dickinson senior Whitney Wellenstein said. Fargo Shanley shot a 319, Minot High had a 331 and Dickinson
Deep inside the red zone with 1 minute, 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Minot State looked like it would score its first points of the game on a dagger touchdown and beat Dickinson State. Then the Blue Hawks' defense did something they'd done all day: Held their ground. Defensive back Jamal Guy forced Minot State quarterback Jon Meier to fumble at the 3-yard-line and safety Trevor Grueb recovered the football at the 4-yard-line to help the Blue Hawks secure a 3-0 victory over the Beavers on Saturday in a offensively stagnant and defensively dominated Dakota Athletic Conference
To lighten the mood at girls golf practice on Thursday, senior Whitney Wellenstein began balancing the handle of her driver on one finger. Soon Shaynna Mann and Chelsea Galipeau were attempting the same trick and the rest of the team was watching and laughing hysterically. Did her daughter's antics to put some humor into practice upset Dickinson High girls golf coach Olivia Wellenstein? Hardly. "They feed off of each other," Olivia said.