Peters named Pacific Region's top player
Brigham Young-Hawaii outside hitter Tuli Peters has been named the Daktronics Pacific Region Volleyball Player of the Year. The junior was also named to the All-Region first team.
Peters averaged 5.65 kills per game and 4.09 digs for the Seasiders (20-0).
BYUH setter LeeAnn Mapu made the second team along with UH-Hilo outside hitter Taina Savage and Hawaii Pacific middle blocker Barbara Martin.
» Anela Iseke was named to the All-Northwest Conference women's volleyball second team on a vote by the league coaches.
The only setter on the Pacific Boxers' roster, she finished fourth in the conference with a 10.03 assists per game average. She set a Pacific single-season record with 933 assists.
In addition, Iseke (Kamehameha '04) finished the year with 274 digs, 32 blocks and 34 service aces, ranking third for the Boxers and setting personal season bests in each category.
» Patti Hardimon (Moanalua '03) was named to the Big East Conference honor roll for the third time this season after the senior outside hitter helped the Red Storm (27-1, 12-0) sweep Syracuse and Marquette in three matches last weekend.
» Tehane Kahalehau (Kamehameha '06), a freshman setter for the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, is a Great Northwest Athletic Conference honorable mention selection. She ranked sixth in the GNAC with 9.38 assists per game. Kahalehau, the only player to start all 25 UAA matches paced, the Seawolves with 34 aces and registered averages of 1.37 kills and 2.64 digs per game.
Patacchia reaches semifinals in Brazil
Hawaii surfer Fredrick Patacchia won his quarterfinal heat in the Nova Schin Festival in Brazil yesterday before falling to Damien Hobgood in the semifinals.
Patacchia outscored Darren O'Rafferty of Australia in the quarterfinals 15.50-11.67. He then lost to Hobgood 16.00-13.67. Mick Fanning then defeated Hobgood for the title.
UH golfers 10th in fall tournament
The University of Hawaii men's golf team finished 10th in the UH Fall Intercollegiate tournament at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course yesterday.
The Warriors completed the three-round event with a total of 893. Loyola Marymount won the tournament at even-par 864.
San Diego's Darrin Hall and Loyola Marymount's Brian Locke tied for individual honors at 10-under 206.
Hawaii's Pierre-Henri Soero shot 2-over 74 yesterday and led the Warriors with a total of 220 to tie for 15th place. Ryan Perez tied for 19th at 221 and Travis Toyama shot 223, good for a tie for 30th.
MISO still going strong after 10 years
The Men's Island Soccer Organization celebrated its 10th anniversary last night with a party at the Ocean Club.
Cesar Robledo and 10 teams managers created the league in 1996 to provide adult players with United States Soccer Federation affiliation.
After a false start that fall due to financial problems, MISO restarted in the summer of 1997 and had grown ever since.
The Masters Division was introduced in March of 2001 for players 45 and over. A Junior League for players under 11 to under 19 began in the fall of 2001.
The Open Division grew to the point of being split into two divisions in 2002. This past September a men's 35-and-over division was added.
CaneFires unload on Sharks in HWB
John Mayberry and Brian McFall each drove in a pair of runs to help the West Oahu CaneFires destroy the Honolulu Sharks 10-4 last night at Hans L'Orange Field.
John Otness added three hits and a home run for West Oahu (14-12).
The CaneFires teed off on Honolulu (11-15) pitcher Kanehisa Arime, who allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings. Arime entered the game with a league-best 1.26 ERA.
Ian Kennedy earned the win for West Oahu.
» Waikiki's Ching-Lung Lo and three other pitchers combined to limit the North Shore to three hits in a 2-0 shutout at Les Murakami Stadium.
Lo struck out nine batters and allowed only one hit in his five innings before giving way to the bullpen. Alex Hinshaw, Hirotaka Egusa and Andrew Johnston preserved the shutout.
Mark Minicozzi and Reed Eastley drove in runs for the BeachBoys (14-12).
Rainbow Warrior tennis tops Tulsa
The University of Hawaii men's tennis team defeated Tulsa 5-2 in a mock dual match yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Rainbows were swept in three doubles matches, but got singles wins from Sascha Heinemann, Andreas Weber, Matt Seeberger, Jeff Fitch and Derrick Lajola to defeat the Golden Hurricane.