Hawaii's Pino, Aio win bouts in U.S. Championships
Two Hawaii boxers won bouts yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Championships yesterday at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Triva Pino of Wahiawa stopped Autumn Anderson of Omaha, Neb., in the 138-pound division.
Gabriel Aio of Honolulu won by decision over Leni Drewelon of Furgus, Minn., 28-22, in the 201-pound class.
Five Hawaii fighters lost yesterday: At 112 pounds, Troy Wohosky of Medford, Ore., beat David Tangian Jr. of Kapolei 21-8; at 125 pounds, Brandon Bennett of Cincinnati defeated Amadeo Ezzo-White Jr. of Pearl City 22-5; at 132 pounds, Stan Martyniouk of Antelope, Calif., got past Isaac Arasato of Honolulu 13-5; at 178 pounds, Christopher Downs of Fort Carson, Colo., won by walkover over Filipo Toelau of Salt Lake. Downs used to train at Schofield Barracks; and in the 201-pounds-plus division, Darrell Madison of Costa Mesa, Calif., beat Chad Davis of Waipahu, who retired.
Tausaga named WAC player of the week
University of Hawaii softball slugger Tyleen Tausaga earned her first Western Athletic Conference player of the week honor yesterday for her performance in last weekend's Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament.
The junior first baseman helped the Rainbow Wahine finish 2-1 in the shortened tournament, going 4-for-9. Against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday, Tausaga belted a pair of three-run home runs in Hawaii's 16-1 win.
» The Brigham Young-Hawaii softball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Concordia (Calif.), losing 3-1 and 4-0 yesterday in Laie. The Seasiders dropped to 5-9.
Wahine volleyball exhibition tickets go on sale
Tickets for the University of Hawaii women's volleyball team's spring exhibition on March 15 go on sale tomorrow.
The Rainbow Wahine, who return five starters from last year's squad, will play Wisconsin, which returns four starters.
Tickets range from $3 to $10 and can be purchased at the Stan Sheriff Center box office, the UH Campus Center, Rainbowtique Ward Center, the Aloha Stadium box office, Windward Community College, online at hawaiiathletics.com, or by phone at (808) 944-2697.
UH golfers finish seventh at SJSU tournament
The University of Hawaii women's golf team finished in seventh place at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational yesterday in California.
Dale Gammie led the Rainbow Wahine with a two-day total of 9-over 153, finishing in a tie for eighth. Xyra Suyetsuga and Lisa Kajihara finished tied for 23rd at 17-over 161.
Host San Jose State won the tournament with a 611, and UC Irvine took second, four strokes back. Fresno State's Laura Luethke won the individual title, shooting a 1-over 145.
Seasiders beat Silverswords in tennis
Chaminade managed just a handful of game victories as the Brigham Young-Hawaii men's tennis squad crushed the Silverswords 7-0 on Monday in Laie. The BYUH women were almost as dominant, winning 5-1 over visiting Chaminade.
Sullivan surfs into fourth round of Quiksilver Pro
Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan won his third-round heat yesterday in the Quiksilver Pro surf contest on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Sullivan joins Hawaii's Andy Irons, who won a previous third-round heat, in the fourth round.
Five UH divers off to Oklahoma competition
Five University of Hawaii divers are participating in the NCAA Zone E Diving Regional tomorrow through Saturday at Oklahoma City, Okla.
The UH divers are Mats Wiktorrson of the Rainbow Warriors and QiongJie Huang, Rui Wang, Megan Farrow and Emily Hanson of the Rainbow Wahine.
Two Rainbow Wahine swimmers -- Nicole Mackey and Mia Broden -- qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Athens, Ga., March 16-18.