Kahuku's Faifili to play in All-American Bowl
Kahuku football standout Joseph Faifili has been chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
A defensive lineman, Faifili is one of 78 football players picked to play in the East vs. West matchup, Jan. 7, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
"Explosive and dominating at all times, Joseph's always hustling to the ball and is a disruptive force along the defensive line," said Tom Lemming, a recruiting expert. "He can stack offensive linemen like kindling wood and collapse the pocket."
Faifili and the other players in the All-American Bowl are being considered for the Parade All-America High School Player of the Year award.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised on NBC.
UH's Schlanger, Mackey swim to 3 wins each
The University of Hawaii's Melanie Schlanger and Nicole Mackey each won three swimming events to lift the Rainbow Wahine to a 3-1 mark in dual meets yesterday in the first day of the Big West Shootout at Anteater Aquatics Complex in Irvine, Calif.
Schlanger, a sophomore, captured the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. Mackey, a junior, was a winner in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 400 individual medley.
Hawaii defeated UC Davis 101-39, Pepperdine 121-19 and Idaho 113-24 and lost to Stanford 80-59.
» Also at the Big West Shootout, the University of Hawaii men's team split two dual meets.
The Rainbow Warriors knocked off UC Davis 99-41 and fell to Brigham Young 75-65.
Senior Andrew Affleck won three events, the 1,650 and 500 freestyle and the 400 individual medley.
Anderson is conference rookie of the year
Nicole Anderson, a freshman at Amherst (Mass.), has been named the 2005 New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after placing eighth in a field of 115 runners at the cross country conference championship meet last weekend.
The Iolani graduate from Kailua also was named to the All-NESCAC second team.
Carenio, Nabarro chosen as conference all-stars
Malia Carenio and JoBette Nabarro have been named to the All-Mid-Central College Conference women's soccer all-star team. The Waiakea graduates play for the Bethel College (Ind.) Pilots.
Carenio, a senior defender, has started every game for Bethel since recovering from a knee injury her freshman year.
Nabarro, who transferred to Bethel after her freshman year at San Diego State, is a junior midfielder who already is third in career scoring with 68 points on 24 goals and 20 assists.
USTA Futures at Hilton Waikoloa starts Nov. 7
The Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Futures tournament is back on the Big Island for the third time, starting Monday and running through Nov. 13.
The tournament, which offers $15,000 in prize money, is the 29th stop on the men's USTA Pro Circuit.
The circuit is a proving ground for up-and-coming pro players. Andre Agassi, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova all began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
Wayne Odesnik, Brendan Evans, Scott Lipsky, Sam Warburg, and Jesse Witten are the highest-rated players vying for the singles or doubles titles at Waikoloa. All are ranked between 317 and 534th in the world.
Basketball clinic for women to benefit Hilo
A "Moms Basketball Clinic," a benefit for the Hilo High boys basketball team, is scheduled for today from 9 a.m. until noon at the Vikings' gym.
The cost is $20 and is open to women ages 18 and older. Former Hawaii-Hilo basketball coach Jimmy Yagi is the featured clinician.
The session will focus on skills, including footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting. Organizers are advising participants to wear comfortable clothing, including shorts and athletic shoes.