Sports briefs

Westby named MSU men’s golf coach

Minot State University Athletic Director Rick Hedberg announced the hiring of Randy Westby as head men’s golf coach Tuesday.

Westby replaces Chipper Farrell, who quit the position two weeks ago after a budget dispute.

“Randy will do a great job of leading our men’s golf program,” Hedberg said in a press release. “He’s spent a lot of time on the golf course and has studied the game extensively. He’s really passionate about the game of golf and I think our student-athletes will appreciate that.”

Westby, a Rolette native and 1980 graduate of the University of North Dakota, is currently the president of the North Dakota Golf Association. He is a past member of the boards of directors at Minot Country Club and Rugby Golf Club.

The Beavers also hired former player and former Minot Country Club teaching professional Jon Hanson to assist both the men’s and women’s teams.

– Daily News Staff

Tetons sign pitcher from Salt Lake City

Williston State College baseball coach Shawn Cote announced the program’s newest addition Tuesday as pitcher Skyler Sylvester signed a National Letter of Intent.

Sylvester, a 6-foot-6 right-hander from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, tallied a 4-2 record during his senior season, pitching 35 innings through 11 appearances. He recorded 19 strikeouts and walked nine on his way to being named region pitcher of the year and leading his school to a fourth-place finish in Class 5A.

Cote has high hopes for Sylvester’s career with the Tetons.

“Skyler is one of those kids that I feel hasn’t even scratched the surface of what he is capable of doing,” Cote said in a press release. “With his size and work ethic he will have an opportunity over the next couple of years to mature and grow into a dominant pitcher at this level.”

-Daily News Staff