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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Rose New England’s
Player of Week

Star-Bulletin staff

Neil Rose of Mililani, the quarterback for Harvard University, has been named the Coca Cola Gold Helmet Award Winner as the New England Division 1-AA Player of the Week for his performance in the Crimson's 42-19 win at Lafayette last Saturday

Rose, making just his second career start, threw for three touchdowns and ran for two others in helping Harvard (2-1, 1-0 Ivy) gain its second straight win.

The University High graduate who played for Pac-Five completed 19 of 35 passes for 265 yards.

With Rose at the helm, Harvard has posted back-to-back 40-point games for the first time since 1936.

Before this season, Rose had thrown only five passes for the varsity and didn't play at all in 1999 after breaking his left foot just before the start of preseason camp.

Pieper signs with Royals

Billy Pieper, a former Kamehameha Schools baseball and football standout, has signed a free-agent baseball contract with Kansas City, Royals scout Eric Tokunaga said yesterday.

Pieper, a third baseman, was a 44th-round draft choice of the New York Yankees in 1996, his senior year at Kamehameha.

But he opted instead for a college football career at UCLA, where he played as a linebacker.

UH golfers eighth

The University of Hawaii men's golf team finished eighth in the Pacific Invitational yesterday at Stockton, Calif.

Led by Scott Carlyle's final-round par 72, for a 54-hole total of 217, the UH team finished with an 885 aggregate. San Diego State took the top spot at 845 and California's J.R. Ruda was the individual medalist at 207.

The other UH scorers were Matt Kodama (80 - 222), Joe Matyas (74 - 226), Jaime Matsumura (78 - 227) and Russell Nygard (74 - 227).

HPU women still No. 1

The Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball team, idle last week, retained its unanimous No. 1 rating in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 poll.

The Lady Sea Warriors (10-0 overall, 3-0 Pacific West Conference) received all 25 first-place votes for a total of 625 points.

Runner-up Augustana, S.D., (15-1) had 562 points. BYU-Hawaii (5-4) is ranked No. 11.

HPU hits the road for matches at Western Oregon tomorrow and Humboldt State Saturday.

UH-Hilo spiked in Alaska

Alaska Fairbanks swept Hawaii-Hilo, 15-13, 15-11, 15-6, in a Pacific West Conference women's volleyball match last night at Fairbanks.

Stephanie Grindel had 12 kills for the Nanooks (9-3 overall, 4-1 PacWest) and teammate Jamie Schanback hit seven service aces.

The Vulcans (4-8, 0-4) were led by Marnie Grant, with nine kills, and Emily Hutchinson, with eight.

Scholastic surfing benefit

Haleiwa Joe's Charity Swing Golf Tournament, a benefit for the National Scholastic Surfing Association, will be held Oct. 25 at the Links at Kuilima.

The entry fee is $110 per player. There will be a $20,000 prize for a hole-in-one plus awards for "closest to the pin" and "long drive."

For further information, call 637-8005.

Swimming film in works

The Hawaii Swimming & Diving Legacy organization will unveil plans for a special full-length film project Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 217 at the University of Hawaii athletic complex.

The project features former UH swimming coach Soichi Sakamoto and his Three-Year Swim Club.

Award winning film writer/director Bill Brown will be on hand to give more details about the film.

A forum will be held at that time to give feedback to the public on how the project is taking shape.

A number of Hawaii's great swimmers will be guest speakers.

Admission is free and parking is available in the UH quarry parking complex.

Box cars wanted

American Box Car Racing International is looking for used, recyclable box cars.

Donations, which are tax deductible, are needed for parts for the fleet which is driven more than 3,000 miles a month.

Box Car mechanics also are welcome to help teach youngsters how to maintain the fleet and build their own box car.

For more information, call BC Cowling at 947-3393 or 286-1844.

Trail run at Kualoa Ranch

The Niketown Off-Road Challenge is a unique event that offers an eight-mile trail run for experienced runners and a 4-mile race for runners and walkers of all levels.

The third annual event is set for Nov. 5 at Kualoa Ranch.

All proceeds support the University of Hawaii's "Run for higher Education" academic scholarship program.

Applications are available at Niketown and all Oahu sporting goods and running stores.

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Sony Open has Web site

The PGA Tour's Sony Open, Jan. 15-21 at the Waialae Country Club, has its own Web site.

The site provides detailed information about the tournament , including events, schedules, player commitments and history. It also serves as a year-round golf portal for local golf fans.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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