Irons, Sullivan, Powers take first-round heats
Three-time world champion Andy Irons of Kauai won his first-round heat in the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast of Australia, yesterday.
Fellow Kauai surfer Roy Powers won his heat, as did Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan.
All three advanced into the third round.
Bruce Irons, Andy's brother, and Fred Patacchia Jr. placed second in their heats yesterday to move on to the second round.
The Quiksilver Pro is the first Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event of the year.
Fujimoto leads Vulcans to softball romp
Natalie Fujimoto hit two two-run homers to lead Hawaii-Hilo to a 9-2 softball victory over Notre Dame de Namur yesterday in Hilo.
The Vulcans' Haunani Haasenritter drove in three runs on three hits, including a two-run double. Sarah Weisskopf was the winning pitcher with a complete-game six-hitter.
The second game of a doubleheader yesterday was rained out and will be played as part of a doubleheader today.
UH-Hilo improved to 7-8. The Argonauts dropped to 9-11.
UHH's Shimomura leads Bakersfield tourney
Hawaii-Hilo's Kevin Shimomura was the only golfer to break par in windy conditions at the Cal State Bakersfield Spring Invitational tournament yesterday morning at Seven Oaks Country Club.
Shimomura shot a 1-under 71.
Bad weather conditions forced the cancellation of the second round yesterday afternoon. The tournament concludes with the final round today, weather permitting.
Cal State San Bernardino leads the team competition at 22-over 310. CSUB is one shot back and the Vulcans are in third at 26-over 314.
Price to be honored at fundraising dinner
Radio personality and television sports announcer Larry Price will be honored at the Oahu Interscholastic Association Athletic Foundation's first fundraising dinner Thursday at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel's Hawaii Ballroom.
Price, who is a co-host for KSSK radio's morning show, is also a former University of Hawaii football player and head coach.
The OIAAF will highlight the importance of athletics in the educational process at the event, which is called "Katoosh -- Education Through Athletics."
"Katoosh" is Price's term for a hard hit in football.
The cost is $150 per person or $1,500 per table of 10. The event begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.
For reservations and information, call 421-4394.
Kalani High seeks football coach
Applications to fill the vacant head football coaching position at Kalani High will be accepted through March 13.
Greg Taguchi resigned last month after eight seasons to return to graduate school, according to new Falcons athletic director Gregory Van Cantfort. Van Cantfort was appointed AD following the retirement of Gordon Miyashiro.
Resumes can be mailed to Van Cantfort at the school, 4680 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, 96821.
For more information, call Van Cantfort at 377-7744, ext. 320.
Rainbow Wahine water polo fourth in tourney
The University of Hawaii water polo team lost two matches Sunday to finish fourth at the UCSB Gaucho Invitational in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The fifth-ranked Rainbow Wahine (6-6) lost to No. 2 UCLA 8-6 in the third-place match. Fourth-quarter goals by Iefke Van Belkum and Kelly Mason pushed Hawaii into a 6-6 tie, only to have the Bruins pull away with two goals in the final 3:35 to win it.
Earlier in the day, Hawaii fell to top-ranked USC 13-5.