Takayama holds onto Pearl Open lead
Japan's Junpei Takayama faltered a bit after opening with a 64 Friday but his 70--134 was good enough to hold onto the Hawaii Pearl Open lead going into today's final round at the Pearl Country Club.
Japan's Hirotaro Naito (67) and Takahashi Oguro (71) shared second two strokes back at 136 with Moanalua High sophmore Tadd Fujikawa in fourth at 68--137.
Defending champion Tomohiro Maruyama was well off the pace, tied for 19th at 141.
» Oklahoma State sophomore Jonathan Moore shot a 5-under 65 Friday to win the Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate Golf Tournament by four strokes at the Waikoloa Village Club course.
Moore finished at 15-under 195. Stanford's Rob Grube and George Tech's Robert Castro shared second at 199.
Stanford and Oklahoma State tied at 803 in regulation but the Cardinal defeated the Cowboys in a playoff to take the title of the 18-team tournament. Hawaii finished 13th at 847 with UHH last at 891.
Rainbow Wahine shut out by DePaul
Back-to-back solo home runs in the third helped DePaul to a 2-0 and the Blue Demons went on to a 3-0 victory, handing host Hawaii its first loss of the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Hawaii Paradise Classic softball tournament yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine managed just four hits against DePaul's Traci Adix, who picked up her second win of the day when helping defeat No. 24 Auburn 5-4 in eight innings at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Hawaii takes on the winner of today's 8 a.m. game between Nebraska and Auburn at 10 a.m for third place. The title game is set for noon between DePaul and Portland State.
» Casey Sugihara's two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the fifth gave Hawaii Pacific all the runs it needed in a 2-1 win over Brigham Young-Hawaii in the second game of a nonconference softball doubleheader at the HPU campus.
The Sea Warriors (3-1) won the opener 8-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Sherise Musquiz. The Seasiders fell to 3-3.
Seasiders get back on winning track
Sophomore Wu Tai-hao scored a game-high 18 points -- all in the first half -- to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to an 81-62 victory over Notre Dame de Namur in Pacific West men's basketball yesterday in Belmont, Calif.
The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Seasiders (18-7, 10-3 PacWest). Eric Boyce and Jermaine Odjegba each scored 12 points for BYUH, which outrebounded the Argonauts (7-14, 1-10) 43-31.
» The BYUH women's team also defeated Notre Dame de Namur yesterday in PacWest play to improve to 22-12 and 9-4.
Junior center Latoya Wiley recorded her 20th double-double of the season with 21 points and 16 rebounds while adding five assists against the Argonauts (7-16, 6-5).
Kamehameha cheer squad into finals
The Kamehameha Schools varsity cheer squad received a top score in yesterday's preliminary round to earn a spot in today's finals of the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla.
The squad was one of 58 regional winners and one of six to bypass the semifinals of the small-varsity division and advance directly to the final.
Another surf title for O'Brien
Jamie O'Brien, taking advantage of his home waters on the North Shore, captured the Monster Energy Pipeline Pro Friday at the Banzai Pipeline.
O'Brien won $10,000 as well as 1,500 points towards qualifying for the 2008 World Championship Tour.
Double wins for BYUH in tennis
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's and women's tennis teams defeated Hawaii-Hilo twice yesterday in Hilo, with both teams improving to 3-0 on the season.
The Seasider men defeated the Vulcans 5-1 in yesterday's second match and 6-0 in a weather-delayed match begun Friday. The Seasider women won all six singles matches in the afternoon, making doubles play unnecessary, and took the morning match 5-0.
Yamaguchi headlines junior golf fundraiser
Roy Yamaguchi will be the guest chef at "An Evening with Champions," a fundraiser for the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association next Sunday.
The event that is hosted by Sub-Zero/Wolf at its showroom on Piikoi Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $500 per person, tax-deductible.
Among the LPGA golfers scheduled to be in attendance are Michelle Wie, Juli Inkster, Morgan Pressel, Grace Park, Paula Creamer and Dottie Pepper. A number of Hawaii's top junior golfers will also attend.
Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact the HSJGA at 532-0559.
Fushikoshi earns conference honor
Sophomore Kelci Fushikoshi (Lahainaluna '05) is the California Pacific Conference women's basketball player of the week.
The 5-foot-7 sophomore guard averaged 11.3 points per game in the Menlo Oaks wins over Cal State East Bay, Bethany and Cal State Maritime last week.