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Friday, March 25, 2005





Olympian Brooks named to national team

Punahou and UCLA graduate Brandon Brooks was one of 13 players chosen by USA Water Polo coach Guy Baker to play in next month's AUSA World Championship Qualification Tournament in Mexico.

Brooks was one of five returning Olympians named to the squad.

Peters transferring to Brigham Young-Hawaii

Kahuku graduate and Fresno State junior volleyball player Tuli Peters will transfer to Brigham Young-Hawaii for next season.

Peters, who averaged 2.84 kills per game for the Bulldogs last season, left a Fresno State program that has a new coaching staff. Former head coach Lindy Vivas, a 1975 Punahou graduate, was fired after 11 years with the Bulldogs.

Peters was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference pick last season and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 15-13 overall record.

Seasiders' Chrisman honored by NABC

Brigham Young-Hawaii senior Jake Chrisman was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches' All-West Region second team yesterday.

Chrisman was second in the Pacific West Conference with 21 points per game, but slipped somewhat his senior. He was the PacWest Player of the Year and NABC West region first teamer as a junior.

Vulcan golfers finish in 12th place in Oregon

Troy Higashiyama and Kevin Shimomura shot final-round 73s to help the Hawaii-Hilo golf team to a 12th-place finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational yesterday.

The Vulcans finished the tournament with 895 strokes, far behind Washington's first-place score of 860. Higashiyama tied for 25th at 220, while Shimomura was a stroke behind in 32nd.

Rainbow Wahine split two games in tourney

Pitchers Shannon Tabion and Kate Robinson combined for a six-hitter to lead Hawaii past Illinois 7-2 on the first day of the Stanford Classic softball tournament.

Tracie Uchima, Denise Dahlberg, Tyleen Tausaga and Ashley Ruff all had two hits for the Rainbow Wahine.

Hawaii (19-15) only mustered three hits in its second game of the day, a 4-2 loss to Stanford (20-3). The Rainbow Wahine led 2-0, but the Cardinal scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win it.

» Hawaii Pacific scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Montana State-Billings 4-3 in the first game of a softball doubleheader yesterday at Sea Warrior Field. Dayna Berry got the win, giving up eight hits and no earned runs.

The Sea Warriors dominated the Yellowjackets in the second game, 10-3. HPU first baseman Nicole Kalakau went 3-for-4, while Puna Waiolama came off the bench to hit a three-run triple.

The Sea Warriors improved to 22-8 overall and 7-2 in PacWest play, while the Yellowjackets dropped to 13-7 and 0-2.

» Brigham Young University-Hawaii split a softball doubleheader yesterday against Western New Mexico in Laie.

The combined pitching effort of Seasiders Echo Allred and Brooke Hilton gave Brigham Young-Hawaii a five-hit, 1-0 shutout of the Lady Mustangs in the first game. Western New Mexico rebounded to defeat the Seasiders 6-3 in the second game.

Seasiders net 112th match in a row

Top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii defeated Cornell 5-2 yesterday in Laie for its 112th straight dual match victory.

The Seasiders won the five of the six singles matches and lost the doubles point by taking just one of the three doubles matches.

Jing Jing Liu and Adrienn Hegedus, the top-two ranked players in the nation, captured their singles matches and teamed up to win BYUH's only doubles match.

» Eighth-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii lost its second men's tennis match of the season yesterday, losing to No. 11 Ouachita Baptist 5-4. The Seasiders dropped to 11-2.

BYUH's Dillon Porter lost to OBU's Vagen Akapian 6-4, 7-6 (9). Though the Seasiders won two of three doubles matches, they won just two of four singles matches.

Seasider Junyoung Kim defeated Ondra Vana 6-1, 6-3, while teammate Jakub Huza defeated Federico Pintaluba 6-4, 6-3.

In doubles action, Seasiders Leon So'onalole and Dorian Porada defeated Vana and Jakub Smid 8-6, while Jeff Rice and Huza took care of Alejandro Chong and Chris Jones 9-8 (6).

AJA baseball tournament field set

The 2005 Americans of Japanese Ancestry baseball state tournament will be held at Aloha Stadium on April 2-3.

The first round starts Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. with Kauai taking on the Big Island. That game will be followed by a semifinal between Oahu and Maui at 1:30 p.m. The winners of the games will play for the league championship on Sunday at noon.

Gate 3 will be open to the public 1 hour before the first game. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Admission is free.


See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.


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