Strickland to play football at Oregon State
Former Punahou and Kahuku standout football player Micah Strickland signed a financial aid agreement and is enrolled at Oregon State to play football, coach Mike Riley announced yesterday.
The 6-foot, 205-pound running back originally signed with San Diego State during the 2005 national letter of intent period, but he didn't enroll. He heads to Oregon State as a true freshman with four years of eligibility.
Strickland was a Star-Bulletin All-State first-team choice as a junior for Punahou and was honorable mention as a senior at Kahuku.
Strickland joins six Kahuku graduates playing for the Beavers -- safeties Al Afalava and Suaesi Tuimaunei, quarterback Kaulin Krebs, guard Jeremy Perry, tight end Devin Unga and his brother, defensive end Kevin Unga.
Best of the West baseball tournament at CORP
The 14th annual Best of the West Hawaiian Baseball Classic runs from July 10-15 at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The tournament for high school age players brings in teams from Hawaii, the mainland and Australia.
For more information, log on to bestofthewesttournament.com.
Volleyball association needs officials
The Oahu Independent Volleyball Officials Association is recruiting officials.
The group is holding meetings in July and August to discuss rules, mechanics and philosophy.
The first general membership meeting is July 12 at 6 p.m. at McKinley High School's Hirata Hall.
For more information, call Pat Akana at 523-9416 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazilian futsal tournament tomorrow
A futsal -- Brazilian street soccer -- tournament is set for Saturday at Niketown in Waikiki.
A 3-on-3 tournament will run from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring some top players from Hawaii. Brazilian music, free T-shirts for the first 100 fans and skill demonstrations are part of the festival.