Pro Bowl tickets go on sale today
Tickets to the 2006 Pro Bowl in February go on sale today.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 12 at Aloha Stadium.
Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Times Supermarkets, the Blaisdell and Aloha Stadium box offices, Panda Travel locations downtown and Kapahulu, Brigham Young University-Hawaii and Mokihana Travel.
Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 1-877-4400 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
As part of ticket kickoff weekend, prize giveaways and appearances by the Raiderettes Cheerleaders are scheduled: tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Restaurant at Aloha Tower Marketplace; and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Mall at Pearl Harbor Rotunda, from 2-3 p.m. at the Ala Moana Shopping Center main stage, and from 7-9 p.m. at King Street Cafe.
Sea Warriors move on in NCAA II tournament
Barbara Martin had 23 kills and Flavia Brakling added 16 as Hawaii Pacific beat Cal State Bakersfield 30-27, 30-23, 23-30, 30-17 yesterday in the NCAA Division II Pacific Region volleyball tournament at Los Angeles.
The Sea Warriors (24-2) face top seed Cal State Los Angeles in the second round today at 2 p.m. Hawaii time.
» No. 17 Brigham Young-Hawaii fell to No. 14 Cal State San Bernardino in another first-round match, getting swept 30-23, 30-25, 30-26.
BYUH (20-5) sophomore Noelle Filimoeatu had a match-high 18 kills and hit .516. Senior Yu Chuan Weng finished her career as BYUH's all-time kill leader with 14 kills.
Weng is region player of the year
Brigham Young-Hawaii outside hitter Yu Chuan Weng was picked as the NCAA Division II Pacific Region volleyball player of the year.
Weng received 11 of 17 first-place votes, beating out Hawaii Pacific middle blocker Barbara Martin in the balloting.
Martin and teammate Vera Oliveira, a setter for the Sea Warriors, also made the first team.
Taina Savage, an outside hitter for Hawaii-Hilo, was picked to the region's second team, along with HPU outside hitter Flavia Brakling.
Rainbows sign 9 baseball players
The University of Hawaii baseball team signed nine players to national letters of intent during the early signing period.
The signees are right-handed pitcher Alex Bates (Consumes River College, Sacramento, Calif.), outfielder Brandon Haislett (Consumes), outfielder/right-handed pitcher Matt Jaimes (Chino High, Ontario, Calif.), right-handed pitcher Cory Kahn (Sierra College, Rocklin, Calif.), third baseman/catcher Kevin MacDonald (Palm Desert High, Calif.), left-handed pitcher Nick Rhodes (Cypress College, Newport Beach, Calif.), right-handed pitcher Joshua Schneider (Cochise College, Littleton, Colo.), infielder/outfielder Jeff Van Doornum (Huntington Beach High, Calif.), and outfielder Evan Zimny (Consumes).
Odesnik beats Heinemann in Futures tourney
Top seed Wayne Odesnik beat University of Hawaii freshman Sascha Heinemann 6-3, 6-0 in the main draw of the USTA Honolulu Futures tennis tournament yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
Odesnik is the world's 290th-ranked player.
Heinemann was the last of UH's players in the tournament. Overall, the Rainbow Warriors placed two singles players and one doubles team in the main draw of the pro circuit tournament.
The tournament continues through Sunday's final.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii's Guriana Korinihona and Petra Teller defeated Hawaii's Chloe Bihag and Julia Sandborn 6-0, 6-2 in the Lanikai Bath and Body Women's Night Doubles last night in Kailua.
Top-seeded Tetyana Bula and Julia Ustyuzhanina of BYUH topped Rie Yukihiro and Kalei Gora 6-2, 7-5.
Bulldogs end SeasiteTders' water polo season
Redlands defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii 8-4 in the Western Water Polo Association Championship.
Ryan Hall and A.J. Ferrill led the Bulldogs with two goals each.
Trent Johnson had a goal and an assist for the Seasiders, who finished with a 12-9 record.