Teams earn 4 medals at JO boys volleyball
Hawaii teams finished the final day of the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Boys Tournament in Minneapolis with four medals.
Onipa'a went undefeated en route to taking the gold in the 14-under club division. Onipa'a (10-0) defeated Gigantes of Puerto Rico 25-20, 25-21 in the final.
Outrigger Canoe Club took two medals on the last day, silver in the 17-under open division and bronze in the 15-under open division. The OCC 17s fell to Pali (Calif.) Black 20-25, 25-20, 17-15 in a marathon final, while the OCC 15s lost to eventual winner Pali Blue 25-17, 25-23 in a semifinal.
Also taking the silver medal was the Ku'ikahi 15-under club team (9-1), which suffered its only loss of the tournament in the championship to unbeaten Pitirres of Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-23.
Other results: Ku'ikahi defeated Asics Rainbows in the final of the silver bracket (5th-8th place) 25-20, 25-23. Onipa'a placed 14th in the 15s Open, losing in the final of Flight 1 to OCVC (Calif.) 27-25, 21-25, 15-11.
In the 17s club division, Ku'ikahi and Pilipa'a both lost in the semifinals of the silver bracket (9th-17th place) to tie for 11th while Asics Rainbows finished tied for 13th after a quarterfinal loss. Ku'ikahi fell to NVC Black of Illinois 18-25, 25-17, 15-10, while Pilipa'a lost to Damon's of Pennsylvania 25-20, 25-21. NVC Black, the eventual winner, also eliminated Asics Rainbows 30-28, 25-22 in a quarterfinal.
Also in 17s club, Onipa'a tied for 29th following a 25-19, 21-25, 15-9 loss to Houston Mizuno in the quarterfinal of Flight 1 (25th-30th). Quicksets lost to NWA Rush of Virginia 28-26, 25-23 in a Flight 3 (39th-41st) semifinal to tie for 41st.
State match play title to Chun
Incoming Stanford sophomore Mari Chun defeated Lesly-Ann Komoda 4 and 3 to win the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship Wednesday at Oahu Country Club.
It was the second title in three years for Chun, a Kamehameha Schools graduate. She clinched the trophy when she birdied No. 14 to Komoda's bogey.
Chun also finished second in this event in 2003. Komoda won the match play title in 1992.
3 named to Canon Cup golf field
Hawaii junior golfers Tadd Fujikawa, Kimberly Kim and Stephanie Kono have been selected to for the American Junior Golf Association's Canon Cup, July 31-Aug. 3, at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
The Cup puts the top 10 boys and top 10 girls from west of the Mississippi River against their counterparts from east of the Mississippi.
Nishikida leads 7 local signees to Arizona Western
Star-Bulletin 2006 All-State Pitcher of the Year is one of seven Hawaii signees who recently committed to Arizona Western College, Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance announced Wednesday.
Nishikida, who went 11-1 and won four games in the state tournament for champion Pearl City, will play softball for the Yuma, Ariz., junior college. As a full academic qualifier, she could move on to a four-year institution after one year, provided she passes 24 credits.
Tanner Fetui, Jeremiah Tuua and Kenneth Faumui of Farrington, Michael Andrews of Kalaheo, Bryce Kalauokaaea of Castle and Kamalu Umu of Saint Louis also signed letters of intent with AWC, PIAA director Doris Sullivan said.