Brennan, Kamana'o receive more awards
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and setter Kanoe Kamana'o were named the outstanding male and female athletes of the year for 2006 at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's 60th annual banquet last night.
Brennan and Kamana'o were also the club's adult athletes of the year.
Other major award winners were: Mayor Mufi Hannemann receiving the Blaisdell award for community service, Wally Yonamine (Scotty Schuman award), June Jones (George Archer Coach of the Year), Punahou's Spencer McLachlin (male prep athlete) and golfer Stephanie Kono (female prep athlete), Betty Ann Barnett-Salle (senior female athlete), and Robert Taylor (senior male athlete).
In new categories, Jim Beavers was given the Earl Galdeira award for outstanding sports officials and Jim Leahey earned the Les Keiter award for excellence in sports journalism. Lydia Lake received the Joe Reynolds award for volunteer service to the Quarterback Club.
Rainbow Wahine sweep doubleheader
Kaulana Gould went 4-for-7 and smacked a pair of home runs to help the Hawaii softball team sweep a doubleheader in Las Vegas yesterday.
Gould drove in four runs in the first game to help Hawaii over Cal State Northridge 7-2 behind Justine Smethurst's complete game. Gould then hit a solo home run as the Rainbow Wahine downed Utah 3-1. Courtney Baughman limited Utah to three hits and allowed only four baserunners.
Hawaii improved to 9-2 and takes on Utah State today.
» Crystal De La Cruz and Austin Long pitched Brigham Young-Hawaii to a doubleheader sweep of Chaminade on Saturday.
De La Cruz shut out the Silverswords 8-0 in the first game and Long squeaked by with a 7-4 win in the second contest.
Mason scores 5 times to lead Rainbow Wahine
Kelly Mason scored five goals for the second straight game yesterday, leading No. 4 Hawaii over No. 10 Arizona State in a water polo match at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Mason scored three of her goals in the third quarter to extend the lead from 6-5 to 10-7. Kristy Bagnall and Ryan Hanson-Swaner each scored two goals. Hawaii (6-3, 4-1 MPSF) was 7-for-9 when a man up while limiting Arizona State (1-4, 0-1) to a 4-for-11 mark in the same situation.
Hawaii hits the road for the Anteater Invitational in Calif., where the Wahine will take on UCLA on Thursday and UC Irvine on Friday.
Murray breaks record in weight toss
Hawaii's Novelle Murray tuned up for next week's WAC indoor track and field championships by breaking the Cooke Field record in the weight toss yesterday.
Murray broke her own record with a throw of 60 feet, 4 1/2 inches to win the Albritton Invitational. Hawaii was the only collegiate squad competing.