Seasiders shut out No. 11 tennis team
No. 1 Brigham Young-Hawaii ran its record to 20-0 yesterday with a 9-0 win over No. 11 Georgia College and State University in NCAA Division II women's tennis play at Pensacola, Fla.
Jing Jing Liu, Dori Magas, Yuliya Ustyuzhanina, Anna Anikanova, Maggie Deng and Shenley Searing won singles matches for the Seasiders. Ramona Husaru took Searing's place in doubles play to help BYUH sweep there, too.
The Seasiders stay in Pensacola to play No. 4 Valdosta State today.
Vulcans up to No. 11 in national poll
Hawaii-Hilo moved up a spot from last week to No. 11 in yesterday's National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 women's softball poll.
UH-Hilo is also No. 6, and Hawaii Pacific No. 7, in yesterday's NCAA Division II West Region rankings.
Hawaii Pacific falls at Sonoma State
Hawaii Pacific's 12-game win streak was snapped yesterday when the Sea Warriors opened a five-game baseball series with a 14-3 loss at Sonoma State.
HPU is tied at No. 3 in this week's NCAA Division II West Region poll and hopes for a postseason bid, but gave up three unearned runs in the first inning and a five-run fifth.
Colton Silva led the Sea Warriors with three hits. HPU and Sonoma State are scheduled for doubleheaders today and Friday.
'Evening with Riley' for scholarship
The April 25 "An Evening with Head Coach Riley Wallace" dinner will serve as a fundraiser for the Riley and Joan Wallace Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball.
Individual fan tickets are $125. Tables are available for purchase.
Warren Luke is event chair. Carolyn Berry is honorary chair. Bobbie Omoto is the event's head coach.
For information, call 956-6501 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lee gives Boxers historic lacrosse win
IRVING, Texas » Lilia Lee (Kamehameha '05), a sophomore at Pacific University with freshman eligibility, scored with 16 seconds left in overtime to give the Boxers the first varsity lacrosse victory in the program's history, 12-11 over the Fontbonne Griffins on Tuesday.
Lee, a midfielder, and freshman attack Mimi Takamune (Assets '06) scored three goals apiece.
Iolani's Shimabukuro steps down
Iolani softball coach Chris Shimabukuro, who guided the Raiders to three ILH championships and back-to-back state titles in 1999 and 2000, has resigned after nine seasons with the team.
"I am grateful for the opportunity that Iolani School gave me and I have enjoyed the experience very much," Shimabukuro said a news release from the school. "It is time to give someone else this wonderful opportunity."
The Raiders finished second in the ILH and third in the state this season, reaching the semifinals of the 2007 Hawaii State Softball Tournament before falling to Mililani.
A successor has yet to be named.
Next season the Raiders return several starters, including outfielders Kryn Masutani, Raechele Takara and Jana Tokuhama, All-State second teamers Kylie Ahlo and Kai Masutani, as well as starting pitcher and ace Brittney Guro.