Kaiser hoops coach Almadova steps down
Kaiser High School boys basketball coach Bryan Almadova won't be back with the Cougars this winter.
Almadova is stepping down after 17 years on the job.
"I'm looking forward to enjoying the Christmas holidays with my family without having to hold practice or go to a tournament," Almadova said.
"I'd like to concentrate more on other things, too."
Almadova also coached football and track and field at the school, and he was a graduate assistant football coach at the University of Hawaii in the late 1980s.
"I have lasting memories," Almadova said of his reign as the Kaiser hoops coach. "The best part of it is that I made some lasting friendships with the players as they got older. I've been to many of their weddings and their baby luaus.
"To me, the best thing you can do is to influence the lives of adolescents in the community and teach them how to be law-abiding citizens."
Almadova's assistant, Shawn Nagata, takes over as the head coach.
Clay teams up with UH track team for clinic
Reigning Olympic silver medalist Bryan Clay will team up with the Hawaii track and field team to host the Run-Jump-Throw with Bryan Clay clinic on Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Cooke Field.
The clinic is open to all athletes in grades 7 through 12. The fee is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the UH track and field program and the Bryan Clay Foundation. Registration can be done online at hawaiiteamsports.com, but is limited to the first 300 registered applicants.
For more information, call 561-9517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perfect day for Seasiders' Ustyuzhanina
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Julia Ustyuzhanina won both her singles and doubles matches yesterday in the opening round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championship at Fort Myers, Fla.
Ustyuzhanina defeated Dasha Segenchuk 6-1, 6-0 in her singles match while teaming with Tetyana Bula for a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Ferris State's Leila Salek and Marissa Muchow.
Seasiders men's tennis player Junyoung Kim was hurt by a slow start and couldn't recover in losing to Juan Carlos Osorio 6-1, 7-5.
The loss pushed Kim into the consolation bracket, where he will face Rockhurst's Peter Grimsey today.