Houston named to U.S. team
Hawaii left-side hitter Jamie Houston was one of 20 women's volleyball players named to the U.S. Women's National A2 Team yesterday.
The players will be divided into two 10-member squads during the training sessions prior to competing in the USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships May 26 to June 2 in Austin, Tex.
Houston averaged 5.46 kills per game, sixth nationally, during her sophomore season. She had a career-high 35 kills in the win over USC in the NCAA regional semifinal.
UH softball wins seventh straight
The 21st-ranked Hawaii softball team defeated Louisiana Tech 5-1 last night at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium for its seventh straight victory.
The Rainbow Wahine (31-7, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference) are off to their best start since 1994 and conclude the series with LaTech (16-15, 0-1) today with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
Brandi Peiler's three-run homer in the fourth inning highlighted UH's offense last night. Richie-Anne Titcomb and Kaulana Gould drove in two more runs in the sixth. UH pitcher Justine Smethurst (12-5) fired a two-hitter for the Wahine. The sophomore gave up one hit through the first 6 2/3 innings and had faced the minimum before giving up a home run.
Whiting leads West in All-Star game
Chaminade senior Zack Whiting scored five of his team's final seven points as his West squad rallied to beat the East 97-92 in the NABC Division II All-Star Game in Springfield, Mass.
The Silversword point guard and Pacific West Conference Player of the Year played a strong all-around game, finishing with seven points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
BYU-Hawaii splits with Grand Canyon
The BYU-Hawaii softball team fell 7-6 in the opening game of a doubleheader, but bounced back with a dramatic 7-6 win in the second game to earn a split with Grand Canyon in Phoenix.
The Seasiders (11-12, 2-5 PacWest) took the second game on the strength of a Jana Dewey two-run homer in the seventh inning, her fourth dinger in two days.
Seasiders dominate tennis match
Top-ranked BYU-Hawaii swept Metro State 6-0 in Pomona to improve to 14-0 for the season.
Shenley Searing dropped the only games of the match for the Seasiders in her 6-2, 6-0 rout of Orzella Nabyia at sixth singles.
Kauai hires varsity football coach
Kauai High School hired Derek Borrero to replace Kelly Morgado as the varsity head football coach.
Borrero has served the as Kauai's junior varsity head coach for the past eight years.
Girls rugby to debut in Laie
Adult Friends for Youth will hold its annual rugby tournament on March 29 and 30 at Laie Park at 1 p.m.
For the first time, the event will include girls teams from around the state and Canada.