Iolani's Look to be honored at game
Iolani head football coach Wendell Look, who led the Iolani Raiders to the Division II state championship, was named this year's NFL Pro Bowl coach of the year. Look will receive his award during a pregame ceremony at today's Pro Bowl.
Also being recognized today are the Division I state champion Kahuku Red Raiders and the Division II state champion Iolani Raiders. Taking part in the ceremony are Kahuku quarterback Kaulin Krebs and running back Malosi Te'o, and Iolani quarterback Kiran Kepo'o and running back Mike Hirokawa.
Barnes alone atop Pearl Open leaderboard
First-time participant Andy Barnes shot a 7-under 65 to move into first place after two rounds of the Hawaii Pearl Open yesterday at the Pearl Country Club.
Barnes, a 28-year-old pro from Arizona, leads the field into today's final round at 12-under. Japan's Tomohiro Maruyama is two strokes behind at 10-under, while Don Berry is three strokes off the leader.
The final round starts at 7:20 a.m.
Sea Warriors win two against Saints
Spencer Omalza and Brandon Muser each pitched the Hawaii Pacific baseball team to a win yesterday against North Georgia College, 10-4 and 10-1 at Han's L'Orange Park.
In the first game, Colton Silva drove in three runs to lead the Sea Warriors. Silva continued his tear into the second game, tallying two more RBIs.
» Fueled by a six-run first inning, Wichita State trampled over the Hawaii-Hilo baseball team 12-1 yesterday at Simmons' Field.
In the loss, designated hitter Tyler Curtis went 2-for-3. The Vulcans (2-7) scored their lone run on a single down the left-field line by catcher Ryan Taiariol.
Hawaii holds off Texas State
Freshman Justine Smethurst gave up two hits and struck out five to lead the University of Hawaii softball team to a 2-1 win over Texas State yesterday in the Paradise Classic.
First baseman Tyleen Tausaga broke a scoreless tie in the fourth, slamming a solo home run over the right-field fence at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. After the Mavericks tied the game in the top of the sixth, Hawaii's Tanisha Milca drove in Kaulana Gould to score the winning run in the bottom of the inning.
» Nicole Kalakau went 3-for-7 and drove in six runs over two games to help the Hawaii Pacific softball team win both games of a doubleheader yesterday against Brigham Young-Hawaii in Laie.
The Sea Warriors abused Seasider pitching, collecting 10 hits in each of their 9-1 and 13-0 wins.
Meanwhile, the Sea Warrior pitchers were equally impressive. Dayna Berry gave up just one hit in six innings, striking out four in the first game. In the second game, Courtney Kessell allowed one hit over five innings in the win.
» Hawaii-Hilo dropped two road games against Grand Canyon and CS Dominguez Hills, 2-1 and 2-0, yesterday in Phoenix, Ariz.
Rainbow sailors in fifth at Charleston Invite
The fourth-ranked University of Hawaii women's sailing team is in fifth after the first day of competition in the Charleston Women's Spring Invitational in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
The Rainbow Wahine totaled 67 points yesterday, putting them 46 points behind leader Yale. Tinja Anderson-Mitterling and Cassie Harris competed for the Rainbow Wahine in the A division, posting 38 points. Shandy Buckley and Crystal Bronte collected 29 points sailing in the B division.
The two-day event wraps up today.
BYUH sweeps by HPU
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's and women's tennis teams sailed to 9-0 wins over Hawaii Pacific yesterday in Laie.
On the men's No. 1 singles court, Dillon Porter defeated Lukas Hyl 6-2, 6-1, while Jing Jing Liu handled Anastasia Ageychik, 6-1, 6-1 on the women's side.
Neddo, Okita to speak at QB Club
Phil Neddo, director of coaching for the national soccer champion Honolulu Bulls, and Hawaii Pacific softball coach Howard Okita are the guest speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club.
The program starts at noon following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom. The public is invited.