A.C. no longer a Nugget
The Denver Nuggets cut Hawaii alumnus Anthony Carter, far right, yesterday. The point guard, known in Hawaii for leading the Rainbows past No. 2 Kansas in the 1997 Rainbow Classic, was in his first preseason with the Nuggets. Carter, 31, spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves following four seasons with the Miami Heat and one with the San Antonio Spurs. He has NBA career averages of 4.7 points and 3.7 assists per game in 19.0 minutes per game.
Honu blank CaneFires in HWB
Keisuke Hayashi and three other pitchers limited the West Oahu CaneFires to seven hits to lead the North Shore Honu to a 5-0 shutout win in Hawaii Winter Baseball at Hans L'Orange Field yesterday.
Lorenzo Cain drove in a pair of runs for the North Shore and Blake Dewitt rapped out three hits. Joshua Ford paired hits for West Oahu.
The Honu improved to 9-7 while the CaneFires dropped to 8-8.
» Nate Schierholtz had three hits including a solo home run as the Waikiki BeachBoys destroyed the Honolulu Sharks 7-1 at Les Murakami Stadium.
Hawaii lands 4 on Rolex Jr. All-America team
Hawaii golfers Stephanie Kono, Ayaka Kaneko, Kimberly Kim and Tadd Fujikawa were named to the Rolex Junior All-America team yesterday.
Kono, a 16-year-old junior at Punahou, was named to 12-member girls first team for the second time.
Selected to the girls second team were Kaneko and Kim, who burst onto the national scene when, at 14, she became the youngest ever to capture the U.S. Women's Amateur championship.
Fujikawa, who was the youngest to qualify and play in the U.S. Open, was picked to the boys second team.
Big East honor for Hardimon
Patti Hardimon, a senior outside hitter for the St. John's Red Storm, has been named the Big East Conference women's volleyball Player of the Week.
Hardimon (Moanalua '03) helped the Red Storm (23-1 overall, 8-0 league) move into first place after beating DePaul and Notre Dame over the weekend.
Against DePaul, she had 12 kills, 12 digs, two service aces and a .357 hitting percentage. In Sunday's Notre Dame match, Hardimon registered 14 kills, 16 digs, and added two more aces.
» Jazmin Pa'akaula (St. Joseph '04) earned a second honor this week when she was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week yesterday.
UH second at Kent Youel Invitational
The Hawaii women's golf team, led by Xyra Suyetsugu's runner-up finish, ended its fall season with a second-place showing at the Kent Youel Invitational yesterday at Kapolei Golf Club.
Suyetsugu finished with a three-round total of 6-over-par 222, three strokes behind SMU's Lacey Jones. Dale Gammie placed ninth at 11 over. San Francisco won the team championship with a total of 41-over 905, six strokes ahead of UH.
» Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield successfully defended their title in the Aloha Section PGA Four-Ball Match Play Championship with a 4-and-3 win over Mike Iyoki and Ron Kiaaina Jr. yesterday at Oahu Country Club.
Sea Warriors shut out by Grand Canyon
The Hawaii Pacific men's and women's soccer team both lost Pacific West Conference matches to Grand Canyon by 4-0 scores yesterday at Atherton Field in Kaneohe.
The Sea Warrior men dropped to 7-6-2 (2-4-2 Pac West). The women fell to 4-8 and 2-5.
» Chaminade's soccer teams both lost to Notre Dame de Namur yesterday at Saint Louis Field. The Silversword men fell 3-0 while the women lost 4-0.
Barca leads Hawaii surfers in Brazil
Hawaii's Dustin Barca won his second-round heat with a score of 14.84 to advance in the Onbongo Pro Surfing event in Brazil.
Tonino Benson also earned a spot in the third round with a second-place finish in his heat with a score of 11.34. Roy Powers and Dustin Cuizon have also secured berths in the third round.
Silverswords beat Dixie State
Vanja Radanovic put down 19 kills to lead the Chaminade volleyball team to a 30-16, 26-30, 30-17, 30-17 win over Dixie State last night at McCabe Gym.
» No. 9 Brigham Young-Hawaii beat Hawaii Pacific for the third time this year, winning 30-25, 30-21, 27-30, 30-28 last night at the Blaisdell Arena.