Ching expected to miss 3 weeks
Houston Dynamo leading scorer Brian Ching, a Kamehameha alumnus will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for three weeks.
Ching, injured in last week's All-Star game against English Premier League champion Chelsea FC, hopes to have a quicker recovery than is anticipated. An MRI taken last week confirmed the injury, but Ching -- who has 10 goals this season -- played for Houston on Wednesday and Saturday.
Headaches sideline Wahine's Sanders
All-WAC middle blocker Juliana Sanders missed both of yesterday's practice sessions with the Hawaii volleyball team and is expected to skip this morning's practice as well due to a migraine headache.
The junior left Saturday's second session complaining of a headache. She is receiving treatment and is expected to return for this afternoon's practice.
The seventh-ranked Rainbow Wahine open the season Aug. 25 against No. 19 Pepperdine at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Hawaii players help U.S. to silver medal
The U.S. Men's Junior National Team, with three Hawaii starters, lost to Cuba on Sunday in the gold-medal match of the NORCECA Continental Championship in Monterey, Mexico.
The U.S. team hadn't dropped a set in four matches before falling to Cuba 26-15, 25-20, 25-17. Still, the U.S. team qualifies for the 2007 FIVB Under-21 World Championships next summer in Morocco.
Setter Kawika Shoji, a recent Iolani graduate heading to Stanford, had a kill and a block in the loss. Incoming Punahou senior blocker Spencer McLachlin added one kill, and incoming Kamehameha senior Jordan Inafuku played the entire match at libero.
Thursday's Pigskin Pigout benefits Warriors
The 11th annual Murphy's Pigskin Pigout is Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Murphy's Bar & Grill.
The event, which has silent and live auctions, is a fundraiser for the University of Hawaii football team.
Trips, sports memorabilia, autographed football jerseys from Warriors in the NFL and golf packages are among the items to be auctioned off.
One of the trips is a San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers football package.
Tickets are $100 and include dinner and entertainment. They can be purchased by calling Murphy's Bar and Grill at 531-0422 or by calling owner Don Murphy at 754-1502.
Pearl City 2-0 in Senior League World Series
Pearl City improved to 2-0 in the Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine, yesterday by beating Yorktown, Va., 2-0.
Carlton Tanabe and Bryson Nakamura had two hits each to lead the Hawaii team. Nakamura was also the winning pitcher.