Wichmann advances to regional berth
Hawaii junior Annett Wichmann had a season-best throw in the javelin of 145 feet, 5 inches yesterday at the Stanford Invitational, becoming the fourth Rainbow Wahine to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Regional.
Wichmann also placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 42-0.
In yesterday's high jump competition, Emily Sheppard matched her regional qualifying mark with a 5-8.75, finishing second. Mallory Gilbert placed third with a jump of 5-7.75.
Vulcans top Falcons again in baseball
Centerfielder Dayne Ogawa and third baseman Jon Vitale each drove in two runs as host Hawaii-Hilo defeated Air Force 6-3 in a nonconference baseball game yesterday at Wong Stadium.
It was the third consecutive win over the Falcons (4-23) for the Vulcans (8-23) in four days. The teams finish out their series today with a noon doubleheader.
Air Force took a 2-0 lead in the first only to have UHH tie it up in the second on an RBI-single by Ogawa and a sacrifice fly by Jon Vitale. The Falcons broke the deadlock in the fourth with a bases-loaded walk that brought in Daniel Walker. The Vulcans answered with a three-run sixth, highlighted by Vitale's RBI double, and added a run in the eighth.
» Sonoma State ran its winning streak to 16 games yesterday, defeating Hawaii Pacific 10-1 and 3-1 in a baseball doubleheader in Sonoma, Calif.
The Sea Warriors (17-16) finished their road trip 2-7. The Seawolves, outscoring HPU 46-8 in the five-game series, improved to 29-5.
Kaimi Mead pitched well in the nightcap, allowing three first-inning runs then giving up five hits over the next five innings. Zac Parnell's RBI single in the fifth brought HPU to within 3-1 but the Sea Warriors could get no closer, unable to capitalize on a bases-loaded situation in the seventh.
BYUH tennis upsets Fla. Southern
Fourteenth-ranked Brigham Young Hawaii knocked off No. 5 Florida Southern 5-4 yesterday at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
Tomas Hladil, Junyoung Kim, and Jakub Huza were victorious on the singles courts, and A.J. Bartlett and Marvin So'onalole -- as well as and Hladil and Huza -- teamed up to provide the difference in two doubles victories.
» The top-ranked Brigham Young Hawaii's women's team remained undefeated by sweeping No. 20 St. Edwards (Texas) 9-0 yesterday in Florida.
Wilson returns to airwaves
Veteran sportscaster Ken Wilson, who began his career calling Hawaii Islanders games in the 1970s, has been signed to a long-term contract by Honolulu AM radio station KKEA 1420.
Wilson, who spent 22 years on radio and television with six different Major League Baseball teams, will serve as the station's MLB analyst and host a one-hour weekly show, "Wilson On Baseball," every Friday at 2 p.m. beginning next week. He will remain as the voice of Hawaii Winter Baseball, a position he held last season.
Tsutsui is new Sacred Hearts coach
Derwin Tsutsui yesterday was named head volleyball coach for Sacred Hearts, the reigning Division II state champion.
Tsutsui has coached at the club level with Kamali'i and at the high school level at Lutheran and Kaimuki.
Speed and Quickness this weekend
Hawaii Speed and Quickness will hold clinics tomorrow and Sunday at the University of Hawaii campus. The clinics are open to students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The cost is $10 (cash only). Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Klum Gym.
Information is available by calling 739-5444 and online at HawaiiSpeedandQuickness.com.