Dixon, Carter to speak at UH camp
Pittsburgh head coach and former Hawaii assistant Jamie Dixon and former UH guard Anthony Carter are scheduled to be among the speakers during the second session of next month's UH boys and girls basketball camps.
Dixon served two stints as a UH assistant before eventually landing the head coaching job at Pitt in 2003. He was named Big East Coach of the Year in 2004 and led the Panthers to a 25-8 record last season.
Carter joined UH's 1,000-point club in two seasons with the Rainbow Warriors (1996-98) and spent the last seven years in the NBA, the last two with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The camp, open to boys and girls ages 5-17, will run June 9-11 and June 12-14 and will be conducted by UH coaches and players. The cost is $150 per camper, with each participant receiving a T-shirt and basketball.
Registration forms are available at HawaiiAthletics.com (under "camps"). For more information, call 956-6501.
Lambert-Metzger advance as top seeds
The top-seeded beach volleyball team of Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger swept three matches yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the AVP Cuervo Gold Huntington Beach (Calif.) Open.
The Punahou alumni defeated ex-Buffanblu players Kevin and Scott Wong 22-20, 21-15 in their second-round match, then beat former Hawaii player Hans Stolfus and partner Aaron Wachtfogel 21-17, 21-12. The Wong brothers and Stolfus-Wachtfogel shared ninth place.
Lambert-Metzger will take on Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings today. Fuerbringer and Jennings sent ex-UH player Sean Scott and partner Dax Holden into today's loser bracket via a 21-16, 21-10 win.
In other results of players with isle ties: Jason Ring (UH) and Sean Rooney tied for 13th; Dan Fischer (UH) and Pepe Delahoz finished with a share of 17th; Albert Hannemann (UH) and Aaron Boss tied for 25th, as did Eyal Zimet (UH) and Michael Thornton. Also, former Warriors Arri Jeschke and Kyle Denitz teamed for a share of 41st; James Ka (Kamehameha) and Gray Garrett tied for 57th, as did Jason Olive (UH) and Jesse Webster; and Peter Pua (Maui) and Corey Spencer shared 89th.
In the women's competition, Heidi Ilustre (UH) teamed with Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson (Hawaii-Hilo) for a share of 17th.
Rainbow Wahine 31st at track regional
The Hawaii women's track team, with three athletes competing in five events, finished last out of 31 schools in the NCAA West Regional Championship yesterday at Provo, Utah.
Sophomore Meghan Weaver placed 20th in her first regional hammer competition with a throw of 174 feet, 5 inches. She also placed 18th in the discus with a throw of 142-1.
In the pole vault, junior Patricia Gauthier finished in a six-way tie for 18th place after clearing 12-6.
UH sophomore Annett Wichmann earned a spot to the NCAA Championship two weeks from now after winning the heptathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Championships two weeks ago. Freshman Emily Sheppard is waiting on an at-large selection with her top-12 finish in Friday's high jump.
Takata fifth in Pan American judo
Iolani graduate Taylor Takata finished fifth in the men's 66kg event at the Pan American Judo Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Takata lost the bronze-medal match, a nine-minute overtime marathon against Sasha Mehmedovic of Canada. Earlier in the day, Takata threw his former Olympic Training Center teammate Felipe Novoa, then pinned John Ordonis of Columbia before losing on penalties to Cuba's Yordanis Arencibia, a two-time 2006 World Cup Champion.