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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Breanna Messer had seven kills and four blocks to help lead a balanced Dickinson Trinity Titans team to a 3-1 victory over the Richardton-Taylor Raiders on Tuesday in a District 14 volleyball match. The Titans spread the ball around en route to a 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14 victory. Trinity coach Brad Foss said balance has been important for the Titans so far this season. "We've got our fortes," Foss said. "We've got a whole team to contend with." Noelle Steiner had six kills and two blocks and Katie Gordon had 13 digs and two assists for the Titans.
SOUTH HEART - T.J. Poulsen shot 1-under par Monday in only his second visit to Pheasant Country Golf Course. The Dickinson State freshman had seven birdies and shot a 70 for a two-day total of 143 at the Blue Hawk Invitational golf meet. Unfortunately for Poulsen, he was a member of Dickinson State's No. 2 men's team and, because the meet counted toward Dakota Athletic Conference points, couldn't have his score counted toward the final standings. "That was a great weekend for him," Dickinson State coach Tim Daniel said. "I feel bad we were unable to use his scores.
This was the first weekend of the year where fans had an opportunity to watch football for three straight days. (Actually five days if you count the NFL games on Thursday and Monday). Anyway, I thought I'd share a few highlights, lowlights and notes with you about football across the state, region and country. E The spasm that was Thursday's NFL debut felt really forced.
By Dustin Monke email@example.com Dickinson High boys tennis No. 1 doubles team Taylor Bruhschwein and Stephan Blanchard lost to Grand Forks Red River duo Ryan Kraft and Eric Davis in the championship match of the Fargo Invitational on Saturday. Kraft and Davis took the win in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Bruhschwein and Blachard had a 3-1 record in the tournament. Dickinson coach Clayton Johnsen said the tournament was a good litmus test for the duo. "That was the third time they played together (this season)," Johnson said.
Dickinson State volleyball coach Dave Moody's team got to where it wanted to be on Saturday at the Graceland University Invitational. However, the Blue Hawks failed to capitalize on an opportunity to upset the NAIA's top-ranked team when it reached the tournament championship match. The Blue Hawks, ranked No.
Melanie Funke must subscribe to the theory that practice makes pefect. The Minot High junior girls cross country runner stayed in a pack with teammates Brecca Wahlund and Stephanie Greer throughout the entire race and built a comfortable lead in the late stages en route to her 14 minute, 54 second victory at the Becki Wells Invitational on Saturday morning at Dickinson's Heart River Golf Course. Wahlund came in second at 15:05 and Greer was third at 15:12 to help the Majettes earn the team victory in the 4,000-kilometer race with 47 points. "We've been running in a good pack at practice," F
The Dickinson Trinity football team needed a win to wash its hands after last week's loss at Watford City and running back Dan Carr made sure the Titans got what they needed. Carr rushed for 172 yards and four touchdown on 11 carries and didn't play a down in the second half of Trinity's 55-0 victory over the New Town Eagles on Friday night in Class 2A, West Region football at Whitney Stadium. "I think we got a little bit of our psyche back," Carr said. Carr touchdown runs of 2 and 12 yards in the first quarter and added 12- and 20-yard scampers in the second quarter. Tyler Barth contribut
Dickinson State football coach Hank Biesiot is looking for more stability and better fundamental play from his team as it heads to Aberdeen, S.D., for its first road game of the season against Northern State. The Wolves, a member of the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, could prove to be a tough test for the Blue Hawks.
The Dickinson State volleyball team battled through a little adversity on Friday but walked away with a pair of 3-0 victories at the Graceland University tournament, an event coach Dave Moody called one of the best tournament's of the season for the top NAIA teams. "This is the premiere tournament in the Midwest," Moody said. "If you do well in this tournament, you're probably going to have a good year." The Blue Hawks played without Elizabeth Castillo in their 30-12, 30-15, 30-13 victory over Culver-Stockton in the morning.
Dickinson Invitational At Heart River Golf Course Team scores: Dickinson 341, Minot 346, Bismark Century 367, Jamestown 410, Williston 410, Mandan 416, Bismarck 419. Individual scores (Top 10): 1, Chivas Beaudoin, Dickinson, 73. 2 (tie), Brittany Kuntz, Century, 83. 2 (tie), Laura Kraft, 83. 4 (tie), Shantel Montgomery, Minot, 85. 4 (tie), Sarah Gilbert, Minot, 85. 4 (tie), Heather Tentis, Mandan, 85. 7, Whitney Wellenstein, Dickinson, 86. 8, Caitlin Dunn, Dickinson, 87. 9 (tie), Mackenzie Nagel, Minot, 88.