Season-ticket renewals for Warriors football begin tomorrow
Hawaii still hasn't announced a complete 2007 football schedule, but UH will begin season-ticket renewals tomorrow.
UH is also starting a new deposit program that allows fans to order new tickets. Those who place a $50 non-refundable deposit by March 28, or renew their season tickets, get two tickets to a remaining 2007 regular-season home baseball or men's volleyball match. Entrants also qualify for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas.
The $50 deposit per order is applied to new season-ticket purchases only.
Renewals and deposits can be paid online at hawaiiathletics.com and at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office. Current season-ticket holders will be mailed renewal information.
The renewal period ends April 9, and deposits will be taken until June.
UH's home dates so far are Charleston Southern (Sept. 22), Utah State (Oct. 6), New Mexico State (Oct. 27), Fresno State (Nov. 10), Boise State (Nov. 23) and Washington (Dec. 1). There is a possibility of one more home game.
Prices are $145 (sidelines), $127 (south end zone), $99 (north end zone adult), $87 (north end zone senior citizen), $77 (north end zone, age 4-high school). Some packages also require premium seat contributions.
Grant, Leahey highlight QB Club
Kaimuki basketball coach Kelly Grant, who coached the Bulldogs to the boys state title this season, will speak of his team's success at tomorrow's weekly Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Pagoda Hotel.
Sportscaster Jim Leahey will receive the Les Keiter award for sports journalism excellence.
Proceedings begin at 11:30 a.m. at the hotel's main ballroom.
Braves edge Vulcans in baseball
The University of Hawaii-Hilo baseball team dropped the first of its three-game series with Bradley University yesterday, 9-7, at Simmons Field in Kailua-Kona.
David Chu and A.J. Satele each hit solo homers in the fifth inning to tie things up for the Vulcans (5-18) before the Braves (5-7) added the winning runs on Colby Luttrell's grounder.
Chu led the team with three hits and three runs scored.
The teams play a doubleheader at Simmons Field today starting at 11 a.m.
Wiktorsson dives to 13th
University of Hawaii diver Mats Wiktorsson finished 13th on the platform on the last day of the 2007 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship yesterday at the University of Minnesota's aquatic center.
Wiktorsson, of Jonkoping, Sweden, posted a score of 62.25 on his first dive, missed his next three, then rebounded with scores of 71.05 and 64.80 on his final two dives.
The junior earned honorable mention All-America status for the second straight day. UH finished fourth in diving overall behind Auburn, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
Kentucky punishes Hawaii tennis
The University of Hawaii women's tennis team fell to No. 17 Kentucky 6-0 yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
Chloe Bihag put up the best fight for the Rainbow Wahine (3-10) in a three-set loss to the Wildcats' Carolina Escamilla on the No. 3 court, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Kentucky (13-1) swept the sets in all five other matches.
No doubles matches were played.
Sheppard highlights UH track
University of Hawaii track and field sophomore Emily Sheppard set two personal best times to lead the Rainbow Wahine at yesterday's Northridge Invitational, hosted by Cal State Northridge.
Her mark of 5 feet, 8.75 inches in the high jump was good for second place, while her 17 feet in the long jump was good for a runner-up finish as well.
USC water polo routs UH
The eighth-ranked University of Hawaii women's water polo team suffered a lopsided 19-6 defeat at the hands of No. 3 Southern California yesterday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Angela Turnbull led the Rainbow Wahine (10-8 overall, 6-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) with two goals, while Megan O'Linn, Ryan Hanson-Swaner and Maxie Groh chipped in a score apiece.
USC (12-3, 5-1) jumped out to a 9-1 lead and didn't look back.