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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After their sophomore junior college season ended, Jamal Guy and Steadman Mathis began looking for schools where they could continue both their education and football careers. They had no idea where Dickinson even was and had no clue if they wanted to attend school there until Hank Biesiot called Dave Banducci, their coach at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. "I didn't know much about Dickinson," Guy said. "They were the only school that was looking at both me and Steadman.
Dickinson High was one yard away from tying Mandan, forcing overtime and pulling off its biggest comeback of the season. But senior running back Mitch Kudrna's left-side run on a pitch on the two-point conversion that would have tied the game fell a yard short of the goal line and secured the Braves' 22-20 victory on Friday in Class AAA, West Region football in Mandan. Midgets quarterback Ben Herauf had hooked up with Nakoa Baker on an 11-yard touchdown pass to wrap up a 15-play drive that marched the Midgets down the field as the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter. "That was kind of u
Hank Biesiot admitted the Dickinson State football team went into stall mode a little early after jumping out to a big lead against Valley City State last Saturday. "We did not want to put our defense in bad position due to an offensive mistake," Biesiot said. The coach admitted running out the clock on offense and punting on nearly every series in the fourth quarter didn't put the defense in an ideal position to slow down the Vikings, who mounted a comeback and nearly came back to beat the Blue Hawks. But it hardly mattered with Dickinson State's defense, which intercepted Valley City Stat
Despite the summer drought, pheasant counts are about average for southwestern North Dakota according to Stan Kohn, an upland game biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. "It looks like numbers are going to be pretty strong this year," Kohn said. It's good news for hunters who are preparing for the opening of pheasant season on Oct. 14. "Most of the hunters down in that area are going to find decent bird numbers," Kohn said. However, he added that because of the length of the drought, many pheasants nested late in the summer and had late hatches.
SCRANTON - Kayla Boespflug had 12 points on kills and aces for Dickinson Trinity in Game 2 of its victory over Scranton. The Titans swept the Miners 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 on Thursday. Boespflug had seven aces, five of which came consecutively in Game 2. Shannon Ernst led the Titans with six kills. "We were forcing that just because of our passing," Trinity coach Brad Foss said. The Titans again spread the wealth. Kaylee Schank and Noel Lynch each had four kills. "We spread the floor pretty well," Foss said. Brittany Truetken led the Miners with nine kills and a block.
The Dickinson State volleyball team officially withdrew from this weekend's Olivet Nazarene Invitational in Bourbonnais, Ill. Last spring the Blue Hawks agreed to participate in a minimum of four matches at the tournament, which is set to begin today at the Chicago area school. When the matches were scheduled last spring, Dickinson State's cost of travel was more reasonable than it is now. However, since that time, school officials said the cost of travel has increased 45 cents per mile. In addition to the travel costs, the No.
A former Dickinson High wrestler has just been handed the keys to the program. Cody Wolf, a 2001 Dickinson High graduate, was named the Midgets' new head wrestling coach on Thursday. "I'm pretty excited about it," Wolf said. Wolf was hired by a four-person hiring committee to replace Dave Michaelson, who resigned the position to concentrate on coaching both football and track and field. "It's going to be a good challenge for him," Michaelson said.
Jody Ford is known as an inspiring coach. If his Mayville State football team loses a game by more than 30 points - something the Comets have done in five of their six games this season - Ford relates his team's loss to other extreme circumstances. "What would you do as a man if you had to go through Hurricane Katrina?" Ford will ask his team after a loss. "Are you going to cry about it and feel sorry for yourself?
The Dickinson High volleyball team rebounded from two losses it suffered over the weekend and got back on the winning track with a sweep of Mandan on Tuesday in West Region action. Katelyn Steffan had 17 kills and nine blocks as the Midgets took a 25-7, 25-17, 27-25 victory in Mandan. "We got ourselves a little refocused after the weekend," Dickinson coach Jay Schobinger said.
Hazen accomplished its first major goal of the season at home on Tuesday with its 25-15, 12-25, 25-20, 25-20 victory over Dickinson Trinity in a District 14 volleyball match. "We're excited," Hazen coach Kim Wolf said. "It wraps up the No. 1 (spot) in the district. That's big." Allison Christian's 20 kills led the Bison, who improved to 30-3 overall and 5-0 in the district and clinched the top seed for this month's district tournament.