Kansas sweeps UH-Hilo
The University of Hawaii-Hilo baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Kansas yesterday, falling 12-0 in the first game and 7-2 in the nightcap.
Nick Czyz picked up the win in the opener with seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings. Brock Simpson scored three times and drove in two runs in the second game for the Jayhawks (3-0). UH-Hilo fell to 0-3.
UH tennis falls to SDSU
The University of Hawaii women's tennis team dropped a close match against No. 35 San Diego State yesterday, falling 4-3 at the UH Tennis Complex.
Sophie Kobuch, Chloe Bihag and Samanta Cappella won singles matches for the Rainbow Wahine, but the deciding score came in doubles when the Aztecs took two of three matches.
» The BYU-Hawaii men's tennis team won its season opener yesterday, knocking off Gustavus Adolphus 6-3 in Laie.
The Seasiders swept all three doubles matches and took three of the six singles matches.
No. 3 Stanford dunks Hawaii
The No. 5 Hawaii water polo team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 10-6, yesterday at the Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Cardinal won their season opener, while the Rainbow Wahine fell to 1-1.
Kelly Mason and Lisa van Raalte led UH with two goals apiece.
Honma named Chaminade cross country coach
Karl Honma, a University of Hawaii-Hilo Hall of Famer and longtime coach in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, was named Chaminade cross country coach yesterday.
Honma, currently a history and AP psychology teacher at Iolani, replaces James Oshiro.
He assisted with Hawaii Pacific University's cross country team in 2006.
Seasiders take doubleheader
The Brigham Young University Hawaii softball team claimed both games of a doubleheader against Messiah College (Pa.) to open its season yesterday, winning 10-0 and 11-3 in Laie.
Both games against the Division III Falcons were stopped in the fifth inning because of the eight-run mercy rule.
In the first game, Crystal De La Cruz pitched a three-hitter while striking out six in five scoreless innings for the win. Jana Dewey and Rachelle Wade drove in three runs apiece.
In game two, BYUH broke open a tight game by scoring four runs in the fourth inning. Holly Bjork, Agesha Lightsy and Melissa Lehano had two RBIs apiece to lead the way at the plate.
» The University of Hawaii-Hilo downed Arkansas-Monticello, 7-1, yesterday in the season opener for both teams.
Leo Sing Chow went 3-for-3 with two runs driven in to lead the Vulcans.
Houston, Lee, Mason honored
Jamie Houston, a sophomore outside hitter for the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine, was named to the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) Stellar Spiker first team on Thursday.
Lindsey Lee (St. Joseph '04), a junior outside hitter for Fairfield, and Sarah Mason, a senior outside hitter for Hawaii, were two of 52 players receiving honorable mention notice.
CVU.com looked for players that exhibited excellence and balance. While NCAA statistical rankings were considered, they weren't the only consideration. Also considered was the impact the player had on helping her team succeed as well as conference awards.