Hawaii Bowl sticks with Sunday
The 2007 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will be played on Sunday, Dec. 23, with a 3 p.m. kickoff at Aloha Stadium, according to a news release issued yesterday.
The game features a Conference USA team against one from the Western Athletic Conference. Hawaii, which beat Arizona State 41-24 in last year's game, plays in the Hawaii Bowl if bowl eligible, unless it is invited to a BCS game.
This will be the first time the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will be played two days before Christmas. The Hawaii Bowl was played on Christmas Day the first two years and Christmas Eve the past three years.
BYUH's Wily makes region team
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Latoya Wily was named a second-team Daktronics West Region all-star yesterday after having put together a season in which she recorded double-doubles in 22 of the Seasiders' 25 games and was named Pacific West Conference player of the week five times.
In the inaugural season of NCAA Division II women's basketball at BYUH, Wily helped the Seasiders to a winning 13-12 record (11-4 in the PWC). She leads the nation in rebounding at 14.2 per game, and led the PacWest in scoring and rebounding. She had an 11-game streak of scoring 20 points or more.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii beat Chaminade 7-0 yesterday in NCAA Division II women's tennis at Laie.
Chaminade was short of players, and could fill out only three singles and one doubles match.
Hawaii water polo team climbs to No. 5
Hawaii climbed two spots into a tie at No. 5 yesterday in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's weekly women's National Varsity Poll.
Stanford remains No. 1, followed by UCLA, USC, California and UC Irvine, which is tied with the Rainbow Wahine.
Hawaii-Hilo sweeps Chicago State
Hawaii-Hilo continued its roll last night with a baseball doubleheader sweep of Chicago State at Wong Stadium.
The Vulcans (4-19) had 17 hits in a 17-4 first-game win. Ronel Trias and Dayne Ogawa had four hits each.
In the nightcap, UH-Hilo kept Chicago State winless (0-14) with a 12-3 win in seven innings. Lars Knepper (1-3) went the distance for the Vulcans, giving up just two hits.
Ogawa and Jon Vitale had three hits each for the Vulcans, and Michael Higa had four RBIs. All three had doubles.
Rainbow Wahine win 2 in tournament
Hawaii won twice in its own Hawaiian Airlines Spring Fling softball tournament last night, beating Pacific and Liberty to run its record to 19-5.
The Rainbow Wahine beat Liberty 8-6 thanks in part to a five-run first inning and a four-hit outing from Claire Warwick.
UH's Brandi Peiler had two home runs and five RBIs in the game, and Kate Robinson gave up nine hits but was steady for the win.
In the last game of the night, Justine Smethurst shut out Liberty 6-0. Warwick scored three times and she and Tyleen Tausaga had two hits each.