Rainbow Warriors grounded in Seattle
The Hawaii basketball team's travel plans took an unexpected turn yesterday.
The Rainbow Warriors left Honolulu yesterday morning bound for Boise, Idaho, where they'll play Boise State on Saturday. But their connecting flight out of San Francisco was canceled due to a mechanical problem. So the team instead flew to Seattle, where they spent the night. They are scheduled to complete the trip to Boise this morning.
Barring any more delays, the 'Bows will still arrive in Boise ahead of the host Broncos -- who lost at Louisiana Tech last night -- by a few hours. They had planned to practice this morning, but will push the workout to later in the day.
The Rainbows (12-8, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference) play Boise State (12-10, 5-6) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Hawaii time.
It wasn't the first time this season the team had travel problems. Their trip to Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December took close to 20 hours due to a winter storm in the Midwest.
HSGA accepting entries for state stroke-play
Entries for the 2006 Hawaii State Amateur Stroke-Play Championship March 9-12 at Pearl Country Club are now being taken by the Hawaii State Golf Association.
Entries are $160, which includes a golf cart, and must be postmarked by March 1. Golfers must be members of the HSGA with a USGA approved GHIN men's handicap index not exceeding 7.0.
For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateGolf.org or contact the HSGA at (808) 589-2909.
Fitness Challenge highlights Expo
Qualifying rounds for the Fit for Life Fitness Challenge will be Feb. 17 and 18 with the finals on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.
Each contestant will compete in nine different events that will test speed, strength, and balance. The entry fee is $20 until Feb. 16 and $25 after. For more details, call Eric Okamura at 535-1550.
Turbin wins 3 awards at Occidental banquet
Punahou alumnus Derek Turbin was honored at the 56th annual Occidental College Track Alumni Association Banquet with three awards.
He won the Jim Harvey Award for being the outstanding jumper, the Ben Culley Award for being chosen the team captain, and the Steve Walters Achievement Award for winning third place in the triple jump at the 2005 Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championship.
Hawaii in fourth at Hilo Intercollegiate
Jarett Hamamoto fired a six-under 66 to help lead the Hawaii men's golf team to fourth place after the first day of the Hilo Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Individually, Hamamoto is in second place, behind Oklahoma State's Pablo Martin, who shot a 65.
Hawaii-Hilo's Colin Gilliam shot 69 and is tied for 21st place, and the Vulcans are tied for 19th place out of 21 teams going into today's second round.