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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Thadd O'Donnell waited all day Friday for the weather to clear up. It never did. He knows why too. "They call it the O'Donnell factor," the Dickinson cross country coach said. "If you want some rain, we'll just have to schedule a meet." O'Donnell said although the conditions could be fierce, the team planned to go ahead with the Dickinson State Invitational, which begins at 10 a.m. today at the first hole fairway of Heart River Golf Course. O'Donnell said the team plans to use the meet to improve upon their finish at the first meet of the season on Sept.
The weather was bad, but the Dickinson High girls golf team didn't mind on Friday at the final meet of the Western Dakota Association's regular season at Bismarck's Riverwood Golf Course. "We froze, it rained, we were soaking wet, but we won," Dickinson coach Olivia Wellenstein said. So did Dickinson's Chivas Beaudoin. The junior, who is ranked No. 1 in the state based on her average, finished with a 79 to edge Minot's Shantel Mongomery.
Eight teams won all of their matches on Friday in the eight different pools at the Dickinson High volleyball invitational. Dickinson defeated Williston Trinity Christian 25-4, 25-14, 25-12, Miles City 25-17, 25-17, 25-27 and Hettinger 25-15, 25-9, 25-9. Williston, Mandan, Bismarck Century, Minot, Rapid City (S.D.) Central and Billings (Mont.) Skyview and Billings West all left pool play unbeaten and head to the Gold Division tournament today.
When Dickinson Trinity got the ball in the first quarter, the Titans turned to running back Dan Carr to move the ball up and down the field. However, fullback Brian Marsh ended up finding the end zone more often than his backfield counterpart. Marsh rushed for two touchdowns and caught another as the Titans rolled to a 52-0 victory over Bottineau on Friday in Class 2A, West Region football. "We've been a little frustrated, a little stressed out," Trinity coach Randy Gordon said.
John Scott hates to put must-win labels on football games. But the Black Hills State coach isn't shy about voicing his thoughts on the Yellowjackets' game against Dickinson State at 1:30 p.m. today at Lyle Hare Stadium in Spearfish, S.D. "You hate to say that any one game has huge ramifications so early, but they are significant," Scott said. "We're aware of the ramifications.
Chivas Beaudoin isn't worried about this weekend's West Region girls golf meet, even though she's coming off the worst meet of her season. The Dickinson High junior battled wind, rain and cold weather last Saturday and finished with a 79 at Minot's Souris Valley Golf Course.
No one on the Dickinson State football team has more than 100 yards rushing after three games this season. However, several players are close to the mark, so more than likely, that statistic will change on Saturday when the Blue Hawks travel to Spearfish, S.D., to play Black Hills State. The game time has been changed from 1 p.m.
BISMARCK - The Dickinson High boys tennis team qualified for the state tournament for the 12th consecutive season on Thursday, beating Bismarck High 3-2 in the state-qualifier match of the West Region tournament. Taylor Bruhschwein won all three of his matches at No. 2 singles and the doubles team of Jess Freidt and Colin Peterson won both matches in which they were paired. "The doubles pulled through again," Dickinson coach Clayton Johnsen said.
Dickinson High junior setter Whitley Abrahamson loves getting the ball to tall, big-hitting seniors Katelyn Steffan and Paige Nash. "They always hit it hard, no matter what," Abrahamson said of the Midgets' dominant duo.
Dickinson Trinity had struggled to get even a standout kill in Game 3 of their District 14 volleyball match against Glen Ullin-Hebron on Tuesday. But, Breanna Messer's match-winner was smooth enough to lift the Titans to a 3-0 victory over the Bearcats at Knights of Columbus Activities Center. With Trinity ahead 24-23, Messer leaped like she was going to spike the ball with three Glen Ullin-Hebron defenders waiting on the other side of the net.