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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Everyone in the Dickinson baseball team's clubhouse knows which bat belongs to Cole Frenzel. While the stick is no Wonder Boy, the sophomore's maple is tough to miss. Frenzel's name is painted on the burgundy and black barrel, which has been kind to him in the team's full season using wood bats. "I like my Sam Bats," Frenzel said with a laugh. "I tried using it this year.
Jacob Wheeling had a disastrous first day at the Class B state boys' golf tournament last season. While Wheeling picked himself up enough on the second day to finish tied for ninth place, he still wasn't pleased. "Last year going into the state, I actually thought I had a shot at winning it," Wheeling said.
Kyle Schroeder just wanted a base hit. The Dickinson senior got a triple. Schroeder cleared the loaded bases in the top of the 10th inning to break a tie that had lasted two innings and give the Midgets the boost they needed to claim a victory over Minot High in the West Region championship game on Saturday night at Southside Municipal Ballpark. "Unexplainable," Schroeder said. "... It's hard to describe what it is.
BISMARCK -- Dickinson High senior Luke Leno competed at the North Dakota Class A state track and field meet the same way he competed during the regular season - start off slow, build momentum and finish strong. Leno threw the discus a personal-best 152 feet, 3 inches to take home third-place honors Friday at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Leno bested his previous mark of 150-07 on his final throw after struggling with his first toss. Bismarck High senior A.J.
Minot High senior pitcher Shane Gathman was still so nervous after he led the Magicians past Bismarck Century that he had to find the nearest wood to knock on in the team's dugout at Southside Municipal Ballpark. "It's getting pretty late in the season," Gathman said.
Alex Koppinger stepped up and led the Dickinson baseball team to another victory on Friday night. The senior catcher's double to left field drove in three runs in the third inning and helped the Midgets get the ball rolling in a three-run sixth inning to seal their victory over Bismarck High in the semifinals of the West Region tournament at Southside Municipal Ballpark. "It's like I've been saying, I was just going up there looking for something to hit, regardless of the situation," Koppinger said. Jamie Ollila came through on the mound for the Midgets, tossing six innings and giving up ju
Alex Koppinger's early season suspension now almost seems like a blessing in disguise. The senior catcher went 3-for-3 and padded Dickinson's lead in the fifth inning with a two-run single to help the Midgets secure a 5-1 victory over Bismarck St. Mary's on Thursday in the West Region tournament quarterfinals at Southside Municipal Ballpark. "It's just come along the last couple weeks," Koppinger said of his hitting. "It's really relieving.
On paper, Dickinson State has never been favored to win an NAIA men's track and field national championship. That's why Pete Stanton isn't concerning himself with who the entry sheets for this season's national title races say should walk away with a national championship on Saturday. "Paper doesn't win you many championships," Stanton said. DSU begins its quest for a fourth consecutive title today at Fresno, Calif. However, Stanton's the first to admit the road to hanging another national title banner in Scott Gymnasium has never been tougher.
Stephen Laylock had just finished baseball practice when he walked into his father's office at Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston one evening. It was a routine visit for Laylock. Visits to his father's office across the street from the baseball field were common after practice. But this day wasn't business as usual.