Moeava steps down as McKinley grid coach
McKinley High School football coach William Moeava is stepping down after three seasons at the helm.
Moeava wants to pursue his degree in counseling.
The Tigers went 8-16-1 in Moeava's three seasons, including first-round Oahu Interscholastic Association playoff losses in 2003 and last fall.
In October, McKinley forfeited its playoff game against Kapolei.
"He is a good person and we'll miss him," Tigers athletic director Neal Takamori said.
Takamori is seeking applicants for the vacant position. Resumes can be sent to him at: McKinley High School, Athletic Director, 1039 S. King St., Honolulu, HI, 96814.
Parker enshrined in fishing hall of fame
Kailua-Kona's George Parker was one of five to be enshrined in the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Sunday in Dania Beach, Fla.
Parker was one of the first captains to charter regularly out of Kona. He caught Hawaii's first blue marlin over 1,000 pounds in 1954, then went head-to-head with scientists until the grander was properly identified as a Pacific blue marlin.
At the induction ceremony, Parker had the crowd laughing by telling stories of taking Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy Hoffa and Sylvester Stallone out fishing, and he was on the verge of crying the next moment by conveying his gratitude at being inducted and having his family there by his side.
Ishii, Yokomoto earn spots into Sony Open
Golf pros David Ishii and Beau Yokomoto carded 1-under 71s yesterday at Waialae Country Club to qualify for next month's Sony Open.
The two golfers were among 42 pros competing for the two spots.
Another qualifying berth went to Brandan Kop, who shot the lowest round (even-par 72) among 12 amateurs.
Previously, Kevin Hayashi qualified for the Sony Open by earning Aloha Section PGA Player of the Year honors.
Four more will qualify for the Sony Open in another qualifier to be held Jan. 4 and 6.
Robertson, Kim are champs of the champions
Thomas Robertson of Pukalani and Kimberly Kim of Pahoa won the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association's Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Wailea Golf Club.
Fifty-eight juniors, all of whom won age-division tournaments this year, competed in four age divisions for boys and girls.
Robertson shot 4-under 140 over 36 holes to win by one stroke over Chan Kim and Sean Maekawa in the boys 15-18 group.
Kimberly Kim shot 1-under 143 and won by three shots over her sister, Christine Kim in the girls 15-18 division.
UH offers 2 games for the price of 1
University of Hawaii basketball fans can go to two games for the price of one on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The men's team opens its Western Athletic Conference schedule against Utah State at 1:05 p.m. and the women's squad hosts Campbell (N.C.) at 4:30.
Fans will receive free admission to the women's game with their ticket stub from the men's game.
In addition, fans who donate a toy for "Toys for Tots" can get 50 percent off an upper-level seat on advance ticket purchases at the Sheriff Center box office.