Iolani hires coaches Tumaneng and Nied
Iolani hired two varsity coaches, the school announced yesterday.
Jenic Tumaneng is the new girls volleyball coach and Chris Nied is the new girls soccer coach.
Tumaneng is a 1985 Farrington graduate and a 1998 Hawaii Pacific University graduate. As coach of the Farrington girls volleyball team since 1991, Tumaneng led the Governors to three Oahu Interscholastic Association titles. He has been the Farrington girls basketball coach since 1996.
A 1979 Iolani graduate, Nied coached boys soccer at Kamehameha from 1992 to '98 and was a boys soccer assistant at Iolani from 1987 to 1991. He coached the men's soccer team at Lewis and Clark College in the mid-1980s and is a former player there.
Saints romp over Sea Warriors in baseball
Saint Martin's College defeated Hawaii Pacific 12-3 in Division II baseball yesterday at Lacey, Wash.
The Saints pounded on Sea Warriors pitchers for 16 hits, including a 4-for-6 performance from Maki Smith, who also drove in five runs.
Danny Lee, Gavin Concepcion and Grandon Costa had two hits apiece for Hawaii Pacific (19-14).
New AVP teams have Hawaii connection
Five former Punahou standouts will open the Association of Volleyball Professionals season today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with new playing partners -- including two all-Buffanblu teams.
Former Punahou teammates Stein Metzger and Mike Lambert have teamed up, as have brothers Scott and Kevin Wong. The Wongs will be the first set of brothers to compete on the AVP Tour since Larry and Andy Witt in 2001, and will also be one of the tallest teams: Scott is 6-foot-5 and Kevin 6-7.
Ex-Punahou and University of Hawaii player Sean Scott has paired with Dax Holdren. Scott won the AVP's Most Improved Player award last season.
Former Warrior Jason Ring has rejoined his former partner George Roumain. They had eight top-five finishes in 11 events in 2004 but split last season when Roumain sat out the year with a back injury.
Peacott wins at collegiate judo nationals
Joshua Peacott, a freshman at the University of Hawaii, won the 60kg division last weekend at the Collegiate National Judo Championships in Tinley Park, Ill.
The Mililani High graduate was the Oahu Interscholastic Association champion at 132 pounds last May.
In the women's 57kg division, Honolulu's Chi Fung Chan, also a UH student, placed fourth.
In the high school competition, which ran concurrently, two Moanalua students placed in the top six of their divisions. Derron Maki took the bronze at 51kg and Danica Kamakana was sixth at 52kg. Also, Christian Pavo of Pearl City was fifth at 73kg.
Rainbow Wahine basketball banquet April 12
Hawaii's women's basketball banquet is set for April 12 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Hotel.
Tickets are $40. For information, call Bobbie Omoto at 956-6501.
The Rainbow Wahine were 18-10, their best finish since 2001-02.
Simms places 12th in spring nationals
Hawaii's Joan Christel Simms placed 12th in the 100 freestyle in USA Swimming's Spring Nationals in Washington, D.C.
Simms, a freshman at Punahou, competes for the Hawaii Swim Club.