Trigg to challenge Mayhem for title
Former UFC and Rumble on the Rock fighter Frank "twinkletoes" Trigg will challenge Jason "Mayhem" Miller for his newly won world middleweight title in the main event of the Dec. 1 Icon Sport card at Blaisdell Arena.
Trigg (13-5) last fought in the semifinals of the ROTR welterweight grand prix tournament in April, losing to Carlos Condit by submission. Miller (17-4) is a perfect 8-0 in Hawaii, and is coming off a third-round submission victory over Robbie Lawler on Sept. 2.
Twelve bouts are scheduled for the card, including the return of Niko Vitale at 205 pounds. Lawler will also be in action as he looks to earn a rematch with Miller.
The Icon Sport bantamweight title will be up for grabs between undefeated Tyson Nam and Mark Oshiro, and the North American welterweight title will be on the line as Sydney Silva squares off against Jay Jack.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Sept. 30 at all Ticketmaster locations.
Seasiders jump up to No. 9 in poll
Brigham Young-Hawaii moved up one spot in the CSTV-AVCA Division II Top 25 volleyball rankings, which were released yesterday.
The ninth-ranked Seasiders (7-0) played one match last week, a four-game victory over Hawaii-Hilo.
BYUH received one of the 34 first-place votes.
No. 1 Tampa (14-0) received 34 first-place votes.
Hawaii's Chang, Laan gain WAC honors
Hawaii midfielder Kelli-Anne Chang was named as the Western Athletic Conference offensive player of the week yesterday.
Chang, a sophomore from Aiea, scored twice as the Rainbow Wahine went 2-0-1 last week. She helped UH to the co-championship of the Outrigger Hotels Soccer Shootout.
Chang scored the winning goal with 2 seconds left in the first overtime period against Cornell. She also scored the tying goal in a come-from-behind 2-1 win in double overtime against Northern Arizona.
» Hawaii junior Chantelle Laan was picked as the WAC athlete of the week after capturing her second individual cross country title last weekend.
Laan, a native of Canada, completed the 4-kilometer Big Wave Invitational course in Kaneohe in 15 minutes, 5 seconds.
Earlier this season, Laan won the Chaminade Invitational. She has three career individual victories.
The Rainbow Wahine also won the team titles at both the Chaminade and Big Wave races.
Hofstra's Ogoshi is CAA co-player of week
Shellane Ogoshi was named the Colonial Athletic Association women's volleyball co-player of the week after helping the Hofstra Pride to two victories in three matches.
The 2004 Roosevelt graduate and starting setter since her freshman season had 123 assists and 36 digs as the Pride improved to 7-5 overall, 3-0 in conference.
The wins were on the road against CAA rivals William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth. In the VCU match, Ogoshi had match highs of 52 assists and 14 digs in the 30-20, 25-20, 30-26, 32-30 win over the defending league champions.
Vulcans beat Argonauts in four
Hawaii-Hilo dropped the first game, but won the next three in a 26-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-22 victory over Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, Calif.) last night in Division II college volleyball at Hilo.
Taina Savage led the Vulcans (4-9) with 29 kills, and Desarri Olevao added 11 and Kaniu Hernandez 10.
Hernandez also had six block assists.
Marissa Miller had 16 kills and Emily Evans added 15 for the Argonauts (7-8).
Kahealani Silva had 42 assists for the Vulcans.
The Argonauts split their setting duties between Jennifer McMurtry (23 assists) and Shasta Millholin (18 assists).