Battease wins at Golden Gloves
Mililani's Brian Battease defeated Prientkes Sanders of Charleston, W.Va., 3-2, in the preliminary round of the 2006 National Golden Gloves yesterday in Omaha, Neb.
Battease advances to today's quarterfinals of the 125-pound division and faces Sergio Perales of Los Fresnos, Texas.
Five other Hawaii competitors participated in yesterday's preliminary round but lost their opening matches. Bruno Escalante Jr. fell to Aaron Alafa, 5-0. Waianae's Kini Sofa Jr. and Carlos Tangara each lost their bouts, both by the score of 5-0.
John Philllips of Wahiawa dropped a 3-2 decision to Jonathan Nelson, while Waialua's Ray Lundgren lost to Alan Lawrence of Newark, N.J.
Former UH player Brewster signs with CFL club
Michael Brewster, a former Hawaii running back, has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.
Brewster reports to training camp May 16.
"I'm just excited about playing football at another level," said Brewster, who rushed for a team-high 722 yards and six touchdowns in 2004.
Brewster finished his three seasons at UH as the school's 17th career rusher with 1,274 yards. He worked on the Warriors' videotape crew last season.
Also, another former UH running back, John West, has joined the Laredo Lobos of the indoor Intense Football League.
Rainbow Wahine beat St. Mary's
Hawaii had five home runs in the first game and Valama Manuma and Brandi Peiler both homered and had three RBIs each in the second as Hawaii beat St. Mary's 10-1, 10-3 Tuesday in a nonconference softball doubleheader at Moraga, Calif.
Tanisha Milca and Kate Robinson had two homers each in the first game, which was called after six innings. Peiler also had a homer in Game 1.
The Rainbow Wahine are now 25-17. UH now travels to Nevada this weekend for a three-game Western Athletic Conference series.
Division II Tennis Championship brackets set
The Hawaii Pacific women's tennis team (9-9) will play Cal Poly Pomona in the opening round of the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships on May 4 in Laie.
The winner of that match will meet host Brigham Young-Hawaii (22-0) in the second round. Also participating on the women's side is Hawaii-Hilo, which is also hosting a regional. The Vulcans (11-5) will play the winner of the UC San Diego-Sonoma State matchup next week.
In the men's bracket, the Brigham Young-Hawaii men's team (15-3) has byes until the third round, when it will host the round-of-16 game.
Rainbows finish sixth at WAC Championships
Xyra Suyetsugu shot a 9-over 81 but still held on to finish tied for eight place to lead the University of Hawaii women's golf team at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Morgan Hill, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine collectively shot an 85-over 949 to finish in sixth place, 28 strokes behind winner San Jose State.
Suyetsugu finished at 17-over. Jenelle Gomez won the individual title, shooting an 11-over 227.
Hawaii junior Dale Gammie, who finished in a tie for 20th place, earned All-WAC first team honors for the second-straight year. Idaho's Renee Skidmore was named the WAC Player of the Year, while San Jose State's Sirapa Kasemsamran was named Freshman of the Year. Spartan coach John Dormann earned WAC Coach of the Year honors.
Hawaii-Hilo holds tryouts for 3 new teams
Tryouts for the inaugural seasons of the Hawaii-Hilo men's and women's soccer teams and women's basketball will be held this week.
A tryout for non-university students will be held on Saturday at the Hawaii-Hilo Multipurpose Field. Women's registration begins at 9 a.m. and tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Men's registration starts at 1 p.m. while the tryout goes from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Hawaii-Hilo and Hawaii Community College Liberal Arts students are welcome to try out for the women's basketball squad today and tomorrow from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
For more information, contact the Hawaii-Hilo Athletic Office at 808-974-7520.