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 opening day of the 2018 North Dakota Class A basketball tournament was a definitve win for the western schools of the state. The WDA won six of the eight first round matchups, including all four girls games Thursday at the Scheels Center inside the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The long East victories belonged to the West Fargo schools, as top seeded Sheyenne knocked off St. Mary's, 80-70. The Mustangs earned their first trip to the semifinals, after trailing 34-31 at halftime. Zach Westphal led Sheyenne with 18 points, one of four Mustangs in double figures.
WEST FARGO - The West Fargo boys basketball team returns to the state tournament for the fourth straight year and this might be the quietest 21-3 team around. The Packers took care of business during the regular season, while Davies and even their rivals from Sheyenne grabbed the headlines. Now as state is set to tip off, West Fargo ready to make some noise. The Packers survived a state qualifier game against Fargo South and enter the state tournament as the three seed out of the east.
WEST FARGO - It was a phone call that changed Matt Strahm's life. The West Fargo native was in the middle of rehab when the Kansas City Royals told him he was heading west to San Diego. Strahm picked up his life in the middle of trying to get his knee healthy after a patella injury and now gets set to start a new chapter with a young and up and coming team. Strahm says he will be ready when spring training opens February 14th for pitchers and catchers. The Padres first game in the Cactus League is set for February 23rd.
The calendar has officially changed to 2018, so now the previews for the upcoming season can begin. This is a look at the Missouri Valley schedules for each team as the new season approaches. Five schools have released their schedules for next season; NDSU, SDSU, Illinois State, South Dakota and Indiana State. This upcoming season starts a new two year cycle for teams on missing opponents. Indiana State drops off the Bison schedule for 2018 and 2019, while Southern Illinois is added.
The 2017 FCS season begins on Saturday with not one, but three games on that day (Texas Southern-FAMU, Jax State-Chattanooga and Colgate-Cal Poly), the game of the weekend is on Sunday and is a potential playoff preview as Richmond travels to take on Sam Houston State. With that as the background, I’m taking a stab at the potential playoff field for 2017. Last year I tried this and got just 15 of the 24 teams correct, you can laugh at it here .
KANSAS CITY - Matt Strahm was in the middle of physical therapy on his left knee when his phone rang. It was Royals general manager Dayton Moore and a phone call that would change Strahm's life. The West Fargo product had been traded, heading west to the San Diego Padres. Strahm has been on the shelf since July 1st after tearing his patellar tendon in his left knee. The midwest holds a special spot in his heart, beyond being raised here, the Royals were the team that drafted him out of Community College in 2012.
The hype for the 2017 football season is now in full swing as the Missouri Valley released its all-conference and preseason polls the last two mornings. The poll will make the rounds and draw some ire from fans, especially in Vermillion I expect.
Monday, June 26th, 2017. A day that will be remembered in NDSU football recruiting history. Six verbal commitments in one day, a landmark the program has not seen since moving up to the Division One level. The only day that might be on par was December 20th, 2014, a day after NDSU throttled Sam Houston State in the FCS Semifinals, four players verbally committed that day (Dimitri Williams, Trenton Mooney, Demaris Purifoy and Bruce Anderson). The day started with three commitments ends with nine, some with impressive resumes in tow.
SAN FRANCISCO - West Fargo native Matt Strahm will make his major league starting debut Thursday night in Anaheim for the Kansas City Royals. Strahm, in his first full season in the majors with the Royals has been exclusively used out of the bullpen since his call-up to the big leagues last July. The Royals rotation has been beset by injuries, leading Kansas City manager Ned Yost to turn to Strahm. Strahm was a starting pitcher in the minor leagues and during his college career.
This year’s NFL Draft isn’t even a week old and some are already projecting next year’s draft class. There’s an interesting name that’s circling that will be a high draft pick according to most; Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. Why should NDSU fans care about Allen? Because the man who coaches Allen also helped shape three tremendous quarterbacks at NDSU. Brent Vigen.