English makes Canadian national team
Former Hawaii basketball player Carl English has been named to the Canadian national team, setting up a matchup with another former Rainbow Warrior this month.
English, a 6-foot-5 guard from Patrick's Cove, Newfoundland, was among 15 players selected to the team. He played for Vidivici Bologna in Italy this past season after two stints in the National Basketball Development League and was a member of the national team last year.
Canada's Senior Men's National Team plays in a tournament in Italy starting July 21 and is scheduled to play exhibition games in Germany July 28 and 30. Former UH forward Julian Sensley recently joined the German national team. English completed his UH career in 2002, while Sensley closed his three-year career in Manoa in March. Both are members of the Rainbows' 1,000-point club.
Mililani-Waipio takes home three titles
Nine teams from Mililani, Wahiawa, and Waianae represented Hawaii in the 44th Annual National Bobby Sox Softball Tournament of Champions in Fairfield, Calif., and three teams came home champions.
Mililani-Waipio won titles in the six-and-under, eight-and-under, and 14-and-under divisions. The 14-under team won all four games, outscoring their opponents 40-10 while the eight-and-under champions also didn't lose a game in the tournament. The six-and-under team achieved the highest batting average against their opponents, but the division was played for fun, so all teams were honored as champions.
This was the first time the Mililani-Waipio Bobby Sox came away with three national titles in one tournament.
HPU to conduct free clinics
Hawaii Pacific co-softball coach Howard Okita and his staff and players will conduct their annual free softball clinics for females ages 14-18 beginning Aug. 13.
The clinics will be split into two three-week sessions in which participants meet once a week. The first session will be the three Sundays between August 13 and 27 while the second session will be on Sundays between September 3 and 17. All clinics are from 1-4 p.m. and all participants are required to bring their own shoes and glove.
For more information, email Okita at firstname.lastname@example.org.