Rainbow Wahine open softball season tomorrow
The Hawaii softball team takes on Texas-Arlington in tomorrow's season opener, the feature game on the first day of the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The four-day tournament opens with No. 25 BYU taking on Southern Miss at 10 a.m., followed by the BYU-Loyola Marymount game at noon and Southern Miss against Texas State at 2 p.m. In the 4 p.m. game, LMU plays Texas-Arlington, and that game will be followed by Hawaii's opener against UTA.
The Wahine are led by two-time All-Western Athletic Conference first baseman Tyleen Tausaga and 2005 WAC Freshman of the Year and first-team outfielder Kaulana Gould.
The tournament runs through Sunday's 3 p.m. championship.
14 from Hawaii are McDonald's semifinalists
Fourteen Hawaii high school basketball players were named semifinalists yesterday for the McDonald's All-American teams.
Of the 2,500 seniors named to the list across the nation, 24 boys and 24 girls will be picked to compete in the McDonald's All-American Basketball Games on March 29 in San Diego.
The semifinalists include five Kahuku seniors -- Okesene Ale Jr., Devin Unga, Kevin Unga, Camilla Ah-Hoy and Artevia Wily. Iolani and Kalaheo also have multiple honorees as Raiders Vinny Nip and Kawika Shoji, and Mustangs Chris Tumaneng and Shanadee Canon were also named. The others from Hawaii are Junior Faliuga (Waianae), Kerstan Ho (Roosevelt), Wayne West (Moanalua), Sharde Pratt (Kaiser) and Samantha Saito (Sacred Hearts).
Seasiders sweep past Silverswords
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's and women's tennis squads blanked visiting Chaminade 9-0 in matches yesterday at Laie.
The Seasiders men's team dominated the Silverswords, giving up just two games in six singles matches. The Seasiders women's team yielded just four games in singles matches.
Fitzgerald to make appearance at Niketown
First-time Pro Bowl selection Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals will make an appearance at Niketown tomorrow from 5 to 6 p.m.
Fitzgerald will answer questions and run a mini-skills session with three pre-selected local youth athletes.
LPGA stars to host clinic at Ko Olina
In conjunction with the Fields Open to be played Feb. 23-25, LPGA players Paula Creamer, Julie Inkster and Morgan Pressel will participate in a junior golf clinic Feb. 21 at the Ko Olina Golf Club.
The three golfers will demonstrate a variety of shots as well as talk about their lives and careers. For the event, 250 Leeward elementary school children will be bused to the site. The session starts at 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission and parking is free.
» More than 125 players from around the country and Canada will participate in the upcoming USTA National Jr. Open, slated for Feb. 18-22 at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The event features boys and girls ages 18 and under in singles and doubles play.
Play starts at 8 a.m. each day and admission is free. There will also be a "Community Tennis Day" held on Feb. 20. The event, which includes clinics and demonstrations by local tennis professionals and manufacturers, is free and open to the public.