Saint Louis forfeits ILH soccer wins
Saint Louis forfeited all three of its Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys soccer wins yesterday, which sent the league standings into a spin cycle.
Instead of a regular-season tie between Punahou and Kamehameha, Kamehameha (11-0-1) was awarded first place and an automatic state-tournament berth outright.
The Warriors' only loss had been to Saint Louis, a tough, young team under first-year coach Oscar Peltier. The school learned recently that one of its players had been participating in an outside league, a clear violation of rules.
"We were informed that one of our players was playing in an outside league," Saint Louis athletic director Todd Los Baños said. "It's a tough rule, but we have to follow it. Part of it is a safety issue. We've gotta learn from this."
Punahou, now 10-1-1, will travel to Maui on Saturday to play Maui Interscholastic League runner-up Baldwin for a state-tourney berth.
Los Baños hopes athletes at his school, and all schools in general, realize the intent of the rule, as well as the repercussions.
"We have to trust that what the kids say is true," he said. "But it's not about interpretation. Once your season starts, you can't play outside unless it's in a different sport."
Storm front cuts short Monster Energy Pro
A storm front chased away 6- to 8-foot glassy conditions yesterday, postponing action at the Monster Energy Pro at the Banzai Pipeline after just three heats.
All six surfers to advance were from Hawaii: Haleiwa's Jamie O'Brien, Fred Patacchia, Rainos Hayes, Kauai's Danny Fuller, Maui's Hank Gaskell and Kona's Shane Dorian.
After a barrel ride that was good for a 7.25, Dorian hit the reef and returned to the beach bleeding.
Twenty-two heats are left, and could wrap up in one full day, probably tomorrow, according to organizers.
Stanford leads Hawaii-Hilo golf tournament
Defending champion Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech was tied for the lead yesterday after the first round of the Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Waikoloa Village Golf Club.
Tringale and Stanford's Joseph Bramlett each shot 6-under 64s. Seven golfers are tied for third, two shots back. Stanford also leads the team standings. Hawaii is tied for 14th and the Vulcans are 17th.
UH's Pierre-Henri Soero shot a 2-under 68, tied for 17th. Hawaii's Travis Toyama was in the top 50, shooting even par. Logan Goulding and Joey Fair led the Vulcans at 6 over each, tied for 87th.
Seabury alum Tom earns Big West honor
Randall Tom, a junior on the UC Irvine swimming team, has been named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week following Anteaters wins at Cal State Northridge and UC Davis. In the meet against the Matadors, Tom (Seabury Hall '04) finished first in the 200 free with a time of 1:43.01, while posting a second-place time of 57.50 in the 100 breaststroke.
The following day at UC Davis, Tom shattered the school record in the 400 IM with a time of 3:55.03. His time moves him to second place in the Big West this season. Tom also added a first-place finish in the 200 fly with a 1:48.32 mark.
This is the first time this season that he has won the honor and the fifth time in his career.
Seasiders men, women fall at Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon got a doubleheader sweep last night beating Brigham Young-Hawaii's men's and women's basketball teams in a Pacific West Conference doubleheader.
Grand Canyon remains perfect in PacWest women's play, moving to 9-0 with a 75-67 home win over BYUH.
Latoya Wily scored 24 points to lead BYUH (10-11, 8-3). Juanita Aamasaga added 14 points.
Also yesterday, Wily was named PacWest player of the week for the second week in a row and the fifth time this season. She averaged 23 points and 15.3 rebounds in BYUH's three wins last week. The Kahuku alumnus has produced double-doubles in every game but two this season.
BYUH's Eric Boyce was also named PacWest player of the week yesterday after averaging 16.3 points in three Seasiders wins. But the BYUH men also fell victim to the Antelopes last night, losing 89-79 as Grand Canyon shot 72.7 percent from 3-point range in the second half.
Wu Tai-hao and Lucas Alves led the Seasiders with 14 points each.
The Seasiders (17-6, 9-2) play at Grand Canyon again today. The men's game will be for first place in the PWC.
» The BYUH men's team yesterday moved up four spots to No. 3 in the NCAA Division II basketball regional poll. The top eight teams in the final poll determine the teams in the Division II regional tournament.
Chaminade dropped to No. 10.
Blossoms beat Silverswords in softball
Chaminade's first softball game of the season was a defeat, as a tight game slipped away with a five-run Arkansas-Monticello fourth inning and a 13-3 Blossoms win.
Carolyn Fisher hit a solo home run in the fifth inning yesterday for the Silverswords, but it wasn't enough to overcome 14 Arkansas-Monticello hits.