Domenic is the Sports Director at WDAY. He comes to Fargo from WNCE-TV in Glens Falls, NY where he launched the sports department at the independent station. Before that, Domenic worked at WSTM, the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY as a photographer and live truck operator for over two years. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2002 with a degree in Broadcasting. Domenic hails from the lake effect snow capital of the world, Oswego, NY, he joined the WDAY Sports Department in September 2006.
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WEST FARGO - Racing fans will have no shortage of entertainment this weekend in North Dakota. The World of Outlaws have races in Grand Forks, West Fargo and Minot the next three nights. The race in West Fargo is a rescheduled event, it was rained out June 17th. It makes for a perfect weekend for North Dakota native Donny Schatz, who returns home after another huge weekend at the Knoxville Nationals, which he won for the tenth time. Now it's a chance to enjoy thrilling the home fans.
FARGO - Tod Brown took over the NDSU baseball team in 2007, before the team was eligible for the NCAA Tournament. Since then, he's guided the Bison to heights the program has never seen, including a Summit League Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2014. Brown was rewarded with a four year contract on Friday from the school that will keep him in Bison green and gold thru 2021. NDSU is coming off a 31 win season in 2016, falling in the Summit League championship game to Oral Roberts.
FARGO - Stability is the name of the game for Oak Grove football in 2017. After years of changing classes and head coaches, the program has found its man in Melvin Whitney. Whitney was hired before last season, guiding the Grovers to a 3-5 record in his debut year. That included a 3-1 start to the season, where Oak Grove was one of the surprises of the state. The Grovers lost their final four games of the season. That's the focus as fall camp continues this month, addressing the issues of last season to prepare for a larger and tougher Class A.
MOORHEAD - The excitement of a new college football season is magnified at Concordia this fall as the Cobbers will honor their 100th year of college football. It's another season of high expectations for Terry Horan, who has posted a 38-12 record over the last five seasons but no playoff berths. This senior class is ready to end the eleven year postseason drought and they believe a tougher non-conference schedule will do that.
FARGO - The fans were waiting in the Fargodome lobby at 2pm Wednesday afternoon to get inside for NDSU's annual fan day. The football, volleyball and soccer teams were out signing autographs as fans grabbed yard signs and other goodies. This event was postponed last year as work was being done inside the dome on the new video boards. Fan Day has continued to grow over the years as the excitement of a new football season draws near. It's also a way for the diehards to get up close with their heroes.
STANLEY, ND - One of the top seniors to be in North Dakota high school hoops will play his college ball in Moorhead. Stanley's Wyatt Hanson announced Wednesday he'll play for Chad Walthall and the Dragons in 2018. Hanson is coming off a tremdenous year, he averaged 24 points and 8 rebounds in leading the Blue Jays to their first state tournament appearance in 78 years. Hanson is 6'4 and has had some eye-grabbing dunks during his junior campaign with the Blue Jays.
MOORHEAD - Matt Cullen isn't done playing hockey. The former Moorhead Spud and three-time Stanley Cup champion will sign a one year contract to play for the Minnesota Wild this upcoming season, which will be his 20th in the NHL. Cullen agreed to a one year, one million dollar contact with Minnesota, plus 700,000 dollars in potential bonuses.
BISMARCK - Britta Curl has been re-writing the history books in North Dakota girls hockey for the last four years. Now she has another accolade to add to her impressive accomplishment. Curl, a senior to be for the Bismarck Blizzard was selected for the United States under-18 national team in Lake Placid, New York this weekend. The USA will face Canada in a three game series. Curl racked up 41 goals and led the state with 64 points in leading Bismarck to a third straight state championship in February.
MOORHEAD - There's a word being used at MSU Moorhead football practice that hasn't been used in over a decade. Playoffs. The confidence of the team and staff is at an all-time high since Steve Laqua took over that this Dragon team can do something special this fall. MSUM is coming off back to back winning seasons for the first time in over twenty years, the Dragons have experience on both sides of the ball and a potential All-American in wide receiver Damon Gibson, so they believe it's not hope, big results are expected.
ST. LOUIS, MO - The top two conferences in FCS football, the Missouri Valley and the Big Sky announced a new challenge series to promote future matchups between the league. The Valley and Big Sky are scheduled to play eight times this season, highlighted by North Dakota State traveling to Cheney, Washington to play Eastern Washington on September 9th. The Valley has held an advantage in the postseason over the past three seasons, posting a 5-1 record, with Montana's win over South Dakota State the lone win in 2015.