Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Wahine volleyball finishes third

The University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball team finished third in the final USA Today/AVCA Division 1 Coaches Top 25 poll. The Wahine switched spots with previously third-ranked Florida, which defeated the Wahine in the national semifinals.

The national champion USC Trojans finished first, with Minnesota and UCLA rounding out the top five.

Men's team ready to go: The University of Hawaii men's volleyball team is scheduled to begin its 2004 season Jan. 2 at the Stan Sheriff Center, as it will take on the Warrior alumni team.

The alumni team will include Jason Olive, Aaron Wilton, Tony Ching and Sivan Leoni, among others. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and are $7 for adults and free for children (4-18) and UH students.

Singh to compete in pro junior golf challenge

Vijay Singh, the PGA's top money winner in 2003, as well as Paul Azinger, Tom Lehman and Chris Riley, will join Jeff Sluman and Jerry Kelly to compete in the First Hawaiian Bank Pro Junior Golf Challenge on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.

The event, which kicks off the week's activities leading to the Sony Open, will feature each pro teaming with local junior golfers, including Michelle Wie, Stephanie Kono and Travis Toyama, who sank the winning putt in last year's event to take home the first-place prize with partner Tom Lehman.

Kahuku's Hafoka nominated for award

Kahuku's Spencer Hafoka has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone player of the year in football. For the third year in a row, Old Spice recognizes high school football athletes who go above and beyond the call of duty.

The program honors athletes who are able to elevate their play in clutch situations, and provide leadership and a good example both on and off the field.

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