Saint Louis, Kauai are top state football seeds
Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Saint Louis and Kauai Interscholastic Federation winner Kauai High are the top Division I and Division II seeds for the upcoming First Hawaiian Bank/Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament.
The two teams will also receive first-round byes in the tournament, which starts Nov. 17.
The eventual winner of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Division will get the No. 2 seed in Division I, followed by the Maui champion at No. 3 and the Big Island titlist at No. 4. The OIA runner-up and third-place team will also play in the D-I tourney.
In Division II, MIL champion King Kekaulike is the No. 2 seed and will get a first-round bye. The Waveriders will be followed by the ILH D-II champion at No. 3 and the Big Island's D-II winner at No. 4. The OIA White Division champ and the OIA White runner-up will also compete in the D-II tourney.
Beach Boys come back to defeat CaneFires
The Waikiki Beach Boys rallied from an early deficit to beat the West Oahu CaneFires 7-3 last night in a Hawaii Winter Baseball game at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Beach Boys (11-9) scored four runs in the sixth inning and added single runs in the seventh and eight to overcome the CaneFires (9-11).
» Another HWB game last night -- the Honolulu Sharks vs. the North Shore Honu at Hans L'Orange Field -- was postponed due to a power outage.
The game will be played as part of a doubleheader today, starting at 4 p.m. Both games are scheduled for seven innings.
Arizona offers Fotu a football scholarship
His dream was to play for a Mountain West school, but reality may change for Kahuku linebacker Nai Fotu.
The talented defensive lineman received a scholarship offer yesterday from Arizona, a Pac-10 school. This comes on the heels of an offer from Hawaii last week.
Fotu, at 5-foot-11 and 242 pounds, is considered by at least one recruiter to be the most underrated player in the islands.
"He should qualify academically," said Doris Sullivan, director of the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance. Sullivan has assisted Fotu with sending video footage to college coaches. "He's already qualified for Utah."
Hawaii has loads of young talent at linebacker, which makes the offer intriguing. The Warriors have a history of converting defensive linemen to running back.
Matsoyoshi, Shimomura lead Vulcans to victory
Kiilani Matsuyoshi and Jayna Shimomura finished first and second to lead Hawaii-Hilo to a victory in the Mauna Lani Resort/UH-Hilo Intercollegiate golf tournament yesterday on the Francis H. I'i Brown North Course.
The Vulcans finished four strokes ahead of Cal State Chico.
Matsuyoshi finished at 15-over 231, two strokes ahead of Shimomura.
Notre Dame de Namur won the men's title and Sonoma State's Jarin Todd took medalist honors at 8-under 208.
Hawaii-Hilo tied for fourth and Brigham Young-Hawaii took 12th, followed by Hawaii Pacific in 13th.
Hawaii's Barsi is WAC swimmer of the week
Hawaii's Claudia Barsi is the Western Athletic Conference's women's swimming and diving athlete of the week.
Barsi, a senior from Hungary, set two school records last weekend in two dual-meet wins over UC Santa Barbara. She swam 16 minutes, 41.23 seconds in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 10:01.02 in the 1,000 freestyle.