Hoarn, Low are Hawaii's Heisman winners
Two Hawaii athletes are the state's winners of Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
Katherine Hoarn, a cross country runner at Radford High and Brandon Low, a wrestler at Saint Louis School, join winners from each state and the District of Columbia. They will compete in the next round, when 12 male and female finalists will be announced.
One male and one female High School Heisman winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on ESPN2 on Dec. 11.
4 UH players advance in Futures qualifier
Four University of Hawaii tennis players won matches yesterday to advance to the second round of the USTA Hilton Waikoloa Village Futures qualifying tournament on the Big Island.
The four -- Sascha Heinemann, Ryan Sceats, Bryon Weinberg and Jarrod Diepraam -- are in contention to earn one of the eight qualifying spots into the tournament's 32-man main draw, which begins Tuesday.
Schlanger breaks 2 UH swim records
University of Hawaii swimmer Melanie Schlanger broke two school records yesterday at the Big West Shootout in Irvine, Calif.
Schlanger set the 50 freestyle mark with a time of 22.36 seconds. She also broke her own 100 freestyle record in 48.45 seconds.
All-American UH diver QiongJie Huang won the 1-meter springboard event to help lead the Rainbow Wahine swimming and diving team to three wins in four dual matches.
They beat UC Davis, UC Irvine and Washington and lost to Stanford.
» Andrew Affleck won the 200, 500 and 1,000 freestyle events to lead the UH men's team to a 2-1 dual meet record at the Big West Shootout.
The Rainbow Warriors beat Washington and UC Irvine and lost to Brigham Young.
Seasiders place ninth in regional
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's cross country team placed ninth yesterday at the NCAA Division II West Regional in Chino, Calif.
The Seasiders were led by Joseph Sybrowsky, who had a career-best time of 33 minutes, 52 seconds on the 10K course and finished in 23rd place.
Individual winner Patrick Bolvin led Chico State to the team championship in 31:23.
Hawaii-Hilo placed 12th, led by Paul Moth's 44th-place effort in 34:40.
» The Seasiders women's team finished 10th in the NCAA II West Regional, just three points ahead of rival Hawaii Pacific.
Jen Puzey led BYUH by placing 24th on the 6K course in 24:26.
Chico State won the women's title and UC San Diego won the individual title in 21:59.
Morrison, Lumpkin to speak at QB Club
University of Hawaii quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison and associate head coach George Lumpkin will speak at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Tony Jones, the cross country coach at Nanakuli High, will also speak at the meeting, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom. The public is invited.
Bulldogs beat Spartans for WAC soccer title
Fresno State pulled off its third consecutive upset yesterday by defeating second-seeded San Jose State 1-0 to win the Western Athletic Conference women's soccer title at Boise, Idaho.
Earlier in the tournament the Bulldogs (10-9-2) eliminated fourth-seeded Utah State and top-seeded Hawaii.
Cortney Sobrero's goal at 22:16 was the difference. Antonea Lugo sent a ball across the penalty box that Nicole Gutierrez tapped back to Sobrero, who beat SJSU goalkeeper Abrienne Herbst.
The Bulldogs receive the WAC's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, their first since 1999.