CaneFires drop Honu in Hawaii Winter Baseball
Yasushi Iihara, Mike Stodolka hit solo homers and Jeff Corsaletti hit a two-run shot to lead the West Oahu CaneFires to a 5-1 victory over the North Shore Honu yesterday at Hans L'Orange Field.
» Mark Minicozzi homered and Christopher Nelson drove in two runs to lead the Waikiki Beach Boys to a 4-2 win over the Honolulu Sharks yesterday at Les Murakami Stadium.
Team Hawaii places eighth in Tahiti
Team Hawaii placed eighth overall at the 15th annual Hawaiki Nui Vaa, a three-day race last week in Tahiti that is considered the country's most prestigious and one of the biggest in the world.
An All-Star crew of eight paddlers from across the state and one from California, Team Hawaii had a cumulative time of 9 hours, 58 minutes and 51 seconds for all three legs, covering nearly 80 miles.
Defending champion Shell Vaa of Tahiti -- which won the Molokai Hoe at the beginning of last month -- placed first, in 9:35:51, after taking two of the three legs.
Team Hawaii placed second in the first leg, but suffered damage to the boat during the second to finish 25th on that day. It rebounded with a fourth-place showing on the final day to finish eighth among the 77 crews in the open men's division.
Patacchia advances in Nova Schin contest
Hawaii's Fred Patacchia Jr. defeated Pedro Henrique of Brazil to advance to the third round of the Nova Schin Festival surf contest in Brazil yesterday.
Hawaii's Roy Powers wasn't as fortunate yesterday, losing his second-round heat to Australia's Jake Paterson.
Kauai's Andy Irons is also still alive in the event and will surf in the third round along with Patacchia today, conditions permitting.
Seasiders receive third seed in regional
No. 9 Brigham Young-Hawaii (20-0) received the third seed in the NCAA II Pacific Region volleyball tournament at San Bernardino, Calif.
The Seasiders open Thursday against Cal State Los Angeles.