Sports briefs

Turcotte wins NSIC gold glove

Minot State University senior center fielder Mike Turcotte was one of three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference outfielders to receive a gold glove when the league announced its season awards Tuesday afternoon.

Turcotte, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, had a .973 fielding percentage during his senior season. He added 100 putouts and 10 assists.

“Defensively Turc is always going 100 percent,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said in a press release. “He runs down a lot of balls in the gap or it may not even be that. It could be just cutting off a ball and keeping a hit to single instead of a double. He had a ton of assists this year and he has just done a great job for us over his career at Minot State.”

Turcotte batted in the No. 3 spot this season, hitting .345 with one home run and 24 RBIs.

– Daily News Staff

MHS tennis team tops Mandan

The Minot High School girls tennis team made quick work of Mandan on Tuesday at Magic City Campus, winning five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 victory.

Ban Dodin, Megan Sherven, Kendra Collins and Latasha Klein each defeated their Mandan opponents in straight sets. The Majettes (5-4 overall, 5-2 West Region) also swept the three double matches in straight sets.

MHS coach Scott DeLorme said it was a “much improved” performance compared to Monday’s 6-3 win over Williston.

“We played really well from the start,” DeLorme said. “We took five of six singles matches, clinching the match before doubles got on the court. It’s always a good thing when you can do that because it takes the pressure off the doubles teams.”

MHS travels to Fargo North and Fargo Davies on Friday for a pair of matches.

– Daily News Staff

O’Keefe improves on day two

KENOSHA, Wis. – Minot State University sophomore Kowan O’Keefe is 7-over par after day two of the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest Super Regional.

O’Keefe is tied at No. 63 following a 75 in the second round at The Club at Strawberry Creek. The final round for the 108 participants is today.

“He started in the morning today and that meant the greens were running fast,” MSU coach Chipper Farrell said. “He three-putted a few times and that’s what made the difference in this round.”

O’Keefe sank two birdies and had five pars on the back nine. He is 17 strokes back of leader Robby Hughey of Central Missouri.

– Daily News Staff