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 - Deng Geu says he had his eyes opened after playing for his native Uganda. The NDSU junior to be just wrapped up an exhausting schedule playing for Uganda in the FIBA World Cup qualifier in Nigeria. Geu, who was born in Sudan, before moving to Fargo in 2003, had not returned to Africa since then. Geu moved from Fargo to Sioux Falls where he went to high school at Washington High School. He signed with NDSU in 2015.
FARGO - Ten years later, it still seems surreal for Chris Coste. The Fargo native toiled in the minor leagues of baseball for eleven years. Coste then became a cult hero in Philadelphia after his call up to the major leagues in 2006. He can't believe it's been ten years since he won a World Championship in Philadelphia. Coste had the best year of his professional career that season, playing in 98 games, hitting nine home runs. He was in the starting lineup in Game 1 of the World Series when the Phillies took on Tampa Bay.
SIOUX FALLS - The F-M RedHawks are returning home after a road trip that got them back into the North Division race. The Hawks beat Sioux Falls 6-1 Monday night, finishing off a road trip with a 5-2 record. Fargo-Moorhead blew the game open in the third inning scoring four runs. The Hawks return to Newman Outdoor Field Tuesday night to open a six game homestand, led off with the Gary Railcats.
GLYNDON - Jason Berg was late to the racing game. Berg was always a fan of the sport, he was a flag man at different speedways. Two years ago, Berg got an offer he couldn't refuse. To drive his own car. Ever since, Berg has become a fan favorite. He has four top five finishes this year. Berg can also be heard Monday nights at 6:30 on 970 on WDAY hosting his racing program, "Track Talk".
FARGO - Jared Franek is a win away from erasing some painful memories inside the Fargodome. The West Fargo Packer, who won four wrestling state titles, will go for a national championship in junior freestyle Tuesday at the USA Cadet and Junior wrestling tournament. Franek defeated Nevan Snodgrass 10-0 in the semifinals Monday night. Franek will face Danny Braunagel out of Illinois for the championship on Tuesday.
SPOKANE, WA - The start of a new college football season is right around the corner and fans got a reminder on Monday with the start of media days for different leagues. The Big Sky released its preseason all-conference team and poll. For the first time since 2011, UND is no longer a member of the league as they begin a two year transition to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. NDSU will open its season against a Big Sky school in Cal Poly.
FARGO - The USA Junior Cadet National Wrestling tournament begins Saturday at the Fargodome and Jared Franek can't wait. The West Fargo product has been counting the days to get back under the lights. Franek, who's won nearly everything in his career, four state championships, a cadet national title, but a junior freestyle title has eluded him. Franek, who will wrestle at NDSU next fall, lost in the final to Will Lewan, who he could see again in the final this summer. The USA Nationals begin Saturday at the Dome.
FARGO - The F-M RedHawks will begin the second half of their season Friday and they're right in the middle of a playoff battle. The Hawks have banked on their pitching for their success, they're second in the league in earned run average, and the bullpen is a big part. Travis Ballew has been one of the most reliable guys in relieft for Michael Schlact, you could say he's money in relief.
CHICAGO - A group of North Dakota girls basketball players turned some heads this week in the Windy City. The Dakota Drillers AAU team, made up of some great high school players, posted a 5-1 record at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Chicago. The roster includes Sheyenne's Maggie Manson, who's committed to UND, along with Bismarck Century's Lauren Ware and Lilly Keplin. Keplin too is heading to UND. Also on the roster is Mandan's Megan Zander, Kennedy Harris and Lakyn Darras, West Fargo's Mariah Schatz and Logan Nissley.
WEST FARGO - The West Fargo softball team will soon begin a new era. After calling Elmwood Park home the last two decades, the Packers will be moving to a brand new home on campus. The new softball field is nearing completion. The grandstand was just finished days ago. The facility will have a concrete concourse behind the bleachers, as well as new dugouts and a permanent fence. After having to travel to Elmwood Park for so many years, the Packers are glad to have a place they will soon call their own.