Robinson lifts Hawaii to eighth straight
Hawaii's Kate Robinson blasted a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning and the 18th-ranked Rainbow Wahine softball team came back 6-5 in the second game of a doubleheader against host New Mexico State.
Hawaii won the first game of the Western Athletic Conference twinbill 7-3 in Las Cruces, N.M. Senior designated player Tyleen Tausaga had a three-run homer and sophomore outfielder Tanisha Milca hit her third home run in as many games to pace the Wahine.
Hawaii ran its winning streak to eight and improved to 40-8 overall, 11-1 in the WAC. The Aggies fell to 22-20, 4-5 WAC.
» Hawaii-Hilo defeated Brigham Young Hawaii in both games of a doubleheader yesterday in Hilo, 9-1 and 7-6.
The Vulcans improved to 30-7 overall (13-1 PacWest Conference), while BYUH fell to 15-20 (5-9 PWC).
Seasiders second baseman Dana Dewey homered in each game to increase her school-record season count to 17.
Hawaii golf finishes in fourth place
The University of Hawaii women's golf team placed fourth in the Peg Barnard California Invitational yesterday at the Stanford Golf Course.
Rainbow Wahine golfer Corie Hou finished her second round at par (76-71--147) to place a team-best 12th individually.
Kamehameha graduate Mari Chun posted a final score of 144 (T-ninth) for the host Cardinal, who finished in first.
Newton wins Australia surfing event
Kauai's Tyler Newton won the boys 16-under division in the Rip Curl GromSearch Series yesterday in 3-foot surf at Bells Beach, Australia.
Newton posted scores of 9.5 and 8.5 in the final heat to hold off the opposition. Hawaii's Alex Smith finished in fourth.
Grove shines in PPV debut
Maui's Kendall Grove made a successful UFC pay-per-view debut, forcing Alan Belcher to tapout to a Darce choke last night in a middleweight fight at UFC 69: Shootout in Houston.
Grove won a close first round before dominating the second round, opening a cut on Belcher's head in the process. Grove is now 3-0 in the UFC and quickly working his way up the ladder towards a possible title shot.
5 straight national titles for HPU
Hawaii Pacific University's co-ed cheerleading team won its fifth straight national championship yesterday at Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Sea Warriors' small co-ed and dance teams also collected titles in their events.