Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Iolani hires volleyball coaches for 2005-06

Iolani School co-athletic director Carl Schroers yesterday announced the hiring of new head coaches for girls and boys volleyball for the upcoming school year.

Luis Ramirez moves from Iolani boys volleyball, where he coached the Raiders to the 2003 state title, to the girls team.

Former Kamehameha assistant Mike Among replaces Ramirez as Iolani boys coach. Kamehameha earned two state championships and six second-place finishes while Among was on the staff.

Hegedus, Kalabic BYUH athletes of the year

NCAA Division II All-American and national water polo player of the year Vanja Kalabic and NCAA Division II All-American and Pacific West Conference women's tennis player of the year Adrienn Hegedus were named Brigham Young-Hawaii men's and women's athletes of the year at Tuesday's awards banquet.

Kalabic joined the Seasiders water polo program in its first year of existence and holds the BYUH single-season and career records for goals scored. He once scored nine goals in a game and was a three-time All-American.

Hegedus has played on three consecutive NCAA II national champion tennis teams. She is a four-time first-team All-American and a two-time conference player of the year, and she's been nominated twice for the Honda Award. She was the 2002 singles small college champion and is 96-1 in singles play in her career.

» BYUH won the team championship and Chaminade's Dominique Gonzalez won the individual medalist title Tuesday in Oahu small college golf at Turtle Bay.

UH's DeBartolo ninth after heptathlon Day 1

Hawaii sophomore Bianca DeBartolo was in ninth place yesterday after the California Invitational Heptathlon's first day of competition at Azusa, Calif.

DeBartolo was sixth in the 100 hurdles, 14th in the high jump, fifth in the shot put and 11th in the 200 meters. She recorded personal bests in three of the four events.

The competition concludes today with the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run.

Hawaii Polo Club celebrates 40th season

The Hawaii Polo Club begins its 40th season Sunday with an opening match between Hawaii Polo Inn and Dillingham Ranch at the polo grounds at Mokuleia.

Gates open at 11 a.m., with the match at 2 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults. Children are admitted free.

For more information, call 637-8401.

International masters meet coming to UH

The second annual Hawaii International Masters Swim Meet is coming to the University of Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

Competition will be held in various events for ages 19 and above at the June 25-26 meet. Age groups are every 5 years and go as high as the oldest persons registered. For more information, call Albert Minn at 261-5143 or 358-3580.

Junior Olympians to box Saturday

Tupouniua Kulihaapai and Kaulama Alo Kaonohi will box in the main event of the Hawaii Junior Olympic championships Saturday at the Palolo Recreation Center.

The winner of that bout will join 14 other local fighters at the national championships in June 21-25 at Brownsville, Texas.

The first fight in the 10-bout card will begin at 6 p.m.

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

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