Ishii inducted to Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame
Fresh off a win at the Mid-Pacific Open, David Ishii added another accolade to his career yesterday as he was inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame.
Ishii captured the high school state championship, Manoa Cup and State Stroke Play Championship before leading Houston to the 1977 NCAA title. He went on to win 14 tournaments on the Japan PGA Tour and won the Hawaiian Open, now the Sony Open, in 1990. He ranks sixth in earnings on the Japan tour with more than $8 million. He earned his latest victory by shooting a 68 in the final round of the Mid-Pacific Open on April 23.
Ishii becomes the 58th member of the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame.
» The Aloha Section PGA holds its second major of the season, the Hawaiian Telcom Hall of Fame Championship, starting Saturday at the Kapalua Plantation course on Maui. The field features 53 local pros who will compete for the purse of $20,800.
» Kevin Carll, the golf pro at Turtle Bay Resort, has been named men's golf coach at Brigham Young-Hawaii. Carll will replace Gregg Baker as coach of the Seasiders for the 2006-07 season.
» The Hawaii-Hilo golf team shot 307 yesterday and is in seventh place after the opening round of the Northwest/West Super Regional in Phoenix, Ariz.
Colin Gilliam shot 4-over-par 75 to lead the Vulcans and is tied for 21st in the individual standings. Western Washington leads the tournament at 287.
UH water polo headed to NCAA tournament
The Hawaii water polo team makes its second straight appearance at the NCAA Championship after being awarded an at-large berth yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine (17-10) are the fourth seed in the eight-team tournament and are among three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation teams to sweep the at-large spots, joining No. 1 USC and No. 3 UCLA.
Stanford, which defeated UH 6-3 on Sunday to claim the MPSF championship, is the second seed.
The tournament runs May 12-14 at the Schaal Aquatics Center on the campus of UC Davis. The Wahine face fifth-seeded UC Davis in their opening match.
Rainbow Wahine's softball victory nullified
The Hawaii softball team's win over Nevada on Saturday has been nullified due to an NCAA ruling upholding a protest by Wolf Pack coach Michelle Gardner.
Nevada catcher Katie Stith was ejected in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Western Athletic Conference game due to a violation of the re-entry rule. Gardner protested the game and the NCAA ruled that "the player was wrongly ejected, and the protest of the misapplication of the rule (illegal re-entry) is valid."
The ruling erases UH's 4-2 victory, which would have ended a five-game losing streak in WAC play. UH coach Bob Coolen said he doesn't know how the game will be resolved.
"There has been nothing that has been said to us, so I can't really comment on it other than we're going to play our series with Utah State and see what happens," he said.
UH (26-19, 7-6 WAC) closes the regular season with a three-game series against USU (6-36, 2-12) this weekend. The Wahine and Aggies play a single game at 6 p.m. on Friday and a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Harrington named WAC pitcher of the week
Hawaii junior Ian Harrington's complete-game performance against Sacramento State on Sunday earned him Western Athletic Conference pitcher of the week honors yesterday.
Harrington gave up six hits, struck out three and walked none as the Rainbows completed a sweep of the Hornets with a 5-2 win. The Rainbows play at Grambling State today.
Warriors fourth in volleyball poll
Hawaii remained fourth in the CSTV/AVCA men's volleyball coaches poll released yesterday.
The Warriors (23-5) received one first-place vote after ending their season with a loss to UCLA in the MPSF tournament last month. UC Irvine maintained the top spot and was awarded the at-large berth to the NCAA championship.