Tim Chang signs with CFL team
Former Hawaii quarterback Tim Chang signed a contract to play for the The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, the team announced yesterday on its Web site.
Chang is the NCAA's all-time leader in passing yards (17,072), completions (1,388) and attempts (2,436).
Chang has professional experience with the NFL's Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles.
Women's National Team to visit
The U.S. Women's National Team will visit Hawaii for a soccer skills clinic and other public appearances, according to a news release.
The skills clinic is at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Present and former Women's National Team members Natasha Kai, who is a former Kahuku and University of Hawaii standout, along with Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly, Brandi Chastain and Lori Lindsey will be there for the free clinic for players ages 6-8.
The clinic has a limit of 200 players, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register, log on to www.thesoccerchampionstour.com or call (860) 426-9729.
The Women's National Team players will also hold an autograph session at Kakaako Park on March 22 from noon to 2 p.m. and will make an appearance at The Waikiki Beach Walk Community Event at the Beach Walk Courtyard on March 23 from 3 to 5 p.m.
WAC vs. MWC bowl sets '07 date
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. » The 2007 New Mexico Bowl, featuring teams from the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences, will be played on Dec. 22.
The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Mountain time at University Stadium on the University of New Mexico campus and will be televised by ESPN.
New Mexico and San Jose State played in the inaugural New Mexico Bowl last December. The Spartans beat New Mexico 20-12.
"We are extremely happy to hold this game on Saturday again," said Jeff Siembieda, the bowl's executive director.
In other New Mexico football news, former Hawaii assistant Buzzy Preston was named as running backs coach yesterday.
Lee, Phengsavath earn 4-Ball triumph
Regan Lee and Joe Phengsavath combined to shoot a 17-under 127 to win the Assistants 4-Ball Championship yesterday at Honolulu Country Club.
Lee and Phengsavath beat out 20 other teams, including second place Tom Freestone and Peter Roach at 132, for the purse of $6,000.
» The University of Hawaii golf team placed fourth with an 8-over-par 872 in the Fresno State Lexus Classic at the Sunnyside Golf Course yesterday.
Travis Toyama (78-70-67--215) shot a final-round 67 to tie for eighth at 1 under. Kyle Walters (76-68-75--219) used a late eagle to end up at 3 over and tied for 18th.
Ryan Perez (79-73-69--221) eagled the last hole to tie for 29th at 5 over, followed by Cody Wolfenbarger (76-77-73--226), Pierre-Henri Soero (72-78-76--226) and Cody Pewarchuk (76-78-75--229).
San Diego State (15 under) edged UC Irvine (14 under) for the tournament title. They were followed by Nevada (6 over), UH (8 over) and Fresno State (14 over).
UC Irvine's Brian Edick (7-under 209) won the individual title.
Oregon's Matt Ma (Iolani '02) tied for 443rd with an 80-72-74--226.
» UH-Hilo's Logan Goulding shot a 2-over-par 218 to finish in a tie for sixth place to lead the Vulcans at the Notre Dame de Namur Invitational in Livermore, Calif., yesterday.
The Vulcans finished in ninth place in the 11-team field, but ahead of Brigham Young-Hawaii. The Seasiders finished in 10th behind Spencer Adkins, who had the low final round score of 2-under 70.
Grand Canyon won, while Sonoma State's Jarin Todd and Dixie State's Brady Machin tied for medalist honors at 2-under 214.
» Emily Lau (Iolani '03) is the Northwest Conference women's golfer of the week. The senior at Puget Sound won the UPS Invitational last week by nine strokes with a 78-80--158.
Whitney Ueno (Hilo '05) finished tied for third with an 85-93--178.
In other NWC news, Lindsay Fujita (Punahou '03), a senior second baseman on the UPS Loggers softball team, and Tracy Fujitani (King Kekaulike '03), a senior on the Pacific Lutheran women's tennis team, received honorable-mention notice last week.
Seasiders keep winning streak alive
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Jing Jing Liu swept Gonzaga's Emily Anderson 6-0, 6-0 to set the tone in BYUH's 7-2 win over the NCAA Division I school yesterday in Laie.
Dori Magas, Yuliya Ustyuzhanina, Anna Anikanova and Ramona Husaru also won their matches for the Seasiders (10-0).
The win was BYUH's 37th straight and 270th in 272 matches since joining the NCAA in 1998. The Seasiders host Cleveland State today in Laie.
» The Hawaii men's tennis team nearly shut out Cleveland State yesterday, beating the Vikings 6-1 at the UH Tennis Complex.
Andreas Weber, Sascha Heinemann and Derrick Lajola swept their opponents at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles for the Rainbow Warriors (3-5). Brent Hunter won his match at No. 6 before Jeff Fitch sealed it for UH with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Rob West.
» The Hawaii women's team was swept by No. 10 North Carolina 7-0 at the UH Tennis Complex yesterday.
The Rainbow Wahine (3-8) were swept in all singles and doubles matches.
Lady Blazers take 2 from Seasiders
Valdosta State took two games from Brigham Young-Hawaii in a softball doubleheader yesterday at Laie.
The Lady Blazers won by scores of 10-0 and 9-1.
Rachelle Wade had the only hit in the first game for the Seasiders, who dropped to 7-9. BYUH had only four hits in the second game.
Valdosta State's Talicia Ramsey had six hits combined in the two games.