BYUH's Navalta gets 500th career win
Noelle Filimoeatu recorded a double-double with 14 kills and 17 digs to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a sweep of Grand Canyon yesterday at Phoenix, Ariz., 30-27, 30-19, 30-24. The win marked Seasider head coach Wilfred Navalta's 500th career win.
Navalta, in his 22nd season as head coach of the Seasiders, has a career record of 500-96 for a .839 winning percentage. He has won 10 national championships with BYUH (11-0, 7-0 PacWest).
» Chaminade had four players in double figures in kills and the Silverswords swept UH-HIlo last night in Hilo.
Evelyn Bluthenthal led Chaminade (12-3, 7-1 PacWest) with 12 kills while adding 18 digs. Morgan Bonney led the Vulcans (5-11, 3-4) with 14 kills.
Aussies eliminate Hawaii surfers at Pro France
Kauai's Andy Irons fell to eventual champion Joel Parkinson in the semifinals of the Quiksilver Pro France yesterday at Landes, France.
Irons scored a 6.93 to Parkinson's 15.43. The Aussie then defeated countryman Mick Fanning in the finals, 15.16-7.67.
Earlier in the day, Parkinson and Fanning also eliminated the three other Hawaii surfers remaining in the field. In the quarterfinals, Fanning ousted Roy Powers, 17.50-6.30, while Parkinson defeated Fredrick Patacchia, 19.00-13.16. In the fourth round, Fanning defeated Bruce Irons, 16.67-7.70.
Rainbow Wahine place 11th
Junior Chantelle Laan finished in 28th place overall to lead the University of Hawaii women's cross country team to an 11th-place team finish in the Charles Bowles Invitational yesterday at Salem, Ore.
The Rainbow Wahine posted 306 points in the 22-team meet. Oregon State won the team title with 40 points, followed by Western Athletic Conference foes Boise State (120) and Idaho (121).
Hawaii next competes in the Santa Clara Invitational on Oct. 14.
>>Hawaii-Hilo's Kari Andrews and Ashley Benson finished in 40th and 41st place, respectively, in the Stanford Invitational's women's 4K race at Stanford, Calif.
The Vulcans finished in seventh place overall with 209 points. Stanford won the race with 33 points, edging Simon Fraser by a point.
» Germain Ortiz placed 79th overall to lead the Vulcans in the Stanford Invitational's men's 8K race.
UH tennis players eliminated
University of Hawaii senior Matt Seeberger won his first match, but fell in the second round of a pre-qualifying event for the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships at Tulsa, Okla., yesterday.
The transfer from Division III national champion UC Santa Cruz fell to Rook Schellenberg of Texas, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Seeberger defeated Georgia State's Mattias Skold in the first round, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2.
Also competing was UH senior Derrick Lajola, who lost to Iowa's J.P. Ritchie, 6-2, 6-2.
» Hawaii senior Sabita Walkup fell to LSU's Megan Falcon in the pre-qualifying tournament of the Rivera/ITA All-American Championships yesterday in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Walkup, a transfer from Tennessee, dropped the match 6-3, 6-0.
Vulcans, Sea Warriors play to tie
The Hawaii-Hilo men's soccer team got a goal from Gene Okamura in the 18th minute, but Hawaii Pacific's Akihide Adachi answered with a goal 5 minutes later as the Vulcans and Sea Warriors played to a 1-1 tie yesterday at Keeau High School Stadium.
» The Sea Warrior women got first-half goals by Nikki Arevalo and Jamie Hirai as HPU defeated the Vulcans, 3-1.
» Aaron Nonnenmacher and Nicholas Vicchrilli each scored goals in the second half to lift the Brigham Young-Hawaii men's soccer team over Chaminade, 3-0.
» Heidi Bushman scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Seasider women over the Silverswords, 3-0.
Morrison to speak at QB Club
University of Hawaii quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison, St. Andrews Priory athletic director Missy Kilbey, and sports talk radio show hosts Loly Griffin and Randy Miyamoto are the scheduled guest speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club.
The program starts at noon following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel ballroom. The public is invited.
Seasiders break cross-country records
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Jeremy Van Tress -- along with four of his teammates -- broke the school record in cross country at the Williamette Invitational yesterday.
Van Tress completed the course in 25 minutes, 25 seconds to break his own record of 26:06 and finish 33rd. Jake Puzey, Matt Gulden, Thomas Puzey and Golden Harper also broke the standard for BYUH, which finished seventh.