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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FARGO - The finalists are set for the 2017 North Dakota State hockey tournament. The Bismarck Blizzard will go for a third consecuvtive championship Saturday night after the Blizzard defeated Davies, 4-2. The sixth seeded Grand Forks Knightriders continued their Cinderella run, with a 1-0 double overtime win over Mandan in the semifinals. This will be a rematch of the 2015 title game won by Bismarck. On the boys side, Grand Forks Central improved to 26-0 with a dominant 4-1 win over Minot.
FARGO - The opening day of the North Dakota State hockey tournament featured pretty goals and great hits and also produced all the favorites winning. Grand Forks Central improved to 25-0 with a 10-0 whitewash of Dickinson. The Knights will play Minot in the semifinals, the Magi beat Davies 4-2. In the evening session, Bismarck held off Devils Lake 4-2, the Demons will get a rematch of the 2016 title game, facing defending champion Red River. The Riders beat Bismarck Century 4-2. Dom Izzo and Dean Wilson recap the day and preview the state semifinals.
Grand Forks, ND - The field for next week's boys state hockey tournament was set with teams playing in win or go home scenarios. Devils Lake took on North for the right to keep playing hockey. North tied the game at one when Brandon Deitz scored in the second period. Devils Lake added two goals in the third to win 3-1. They'll take on Bismarck in the first round on Thursday. Fargo rivals Davies and South-Shanley clashed in the other east state qualifier. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead in the first.
GRAND FORKS - The University of North Dakota made it official on Thursday. The school is leaving the Big Sky Conference and will be joining the Summit League in 2018 and the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020. The school will have to pay a 300,000 dollar entry fee to join the Valley, and 250 thousand dollars to the Summit League, which can be payable over several years. There is no penalty for the school leaving the Big Sky. More coverage on this story throughout the day on WDAY.
Moorhead, MN - The usual after school sounds at Moorhead High range from the squeaking of sneakers on a basketball court to the sharpening of skates at the rink. But there's a new sound being made by Spud athletes that may be the loudest of them all. That's tonight on Beyond The Game.
FARGO - Troy Mattern inherited a football program rich with a winning tradition at Fargo South and he added to it, winning two state titles. He's hoping to do the same at his new job. WDAY 6 Sports confirms that the South head coach will be named the new head coach at Shanley High School. Mattern has led the Bruins since 2010, when he was promoted after Kevin Feeney left for Moorhead. Mattern promptly won the state title that season, then followed up with another championship in 2013.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota will look at North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman to fill its open position. That's according to an ESPN report from college football insider Brett McMurphy.
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota will look at North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman to fill its open position. That's according to an ESPN report from college football insider Brett McMurphy. McMurphy reports that Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck is the school's initial preference, but according to a source close to Fleck, "no contact has been made by the school."
FARGO -It’s been a week of transition for the North Dakota State football team, as they put a wrap on 2016 and look ahead to next year. Chris Klieman told me this week that he and his staff were able to get together and recap the year and also get a look ahead to recruiting. I visited with Klieman on Wednesday to discuss everything from how the season played out to what if anything he may change for 2017. We also visited on topics from expectations to Easton Stick's performance in 2016.
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - The North Dakota State Bison are now just two wins away from an unprecedented 6th FCS title and they can earn a spot in the...