Fujikawa to play in Japan
Tadd Fujikawa's next date playing with the pros will be at the Chunich Crowns in Japan.
The Japan Golf Tour Organization tournament, set for the Nagoya Golf Club Wago course in Aichi Prefecture, is scheduled for April 26-29.
The Moanalua High School sophomore brought national attention to Hawaii when he made the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii, where he made history by becoming the second youngest golfer to make the cut at a PGA event in 50 years.
Geis is freshman of the year
Hawaii-Hilo forward Drew Geis was named Freshman of the Year on this season's Pac-West Soccer All-Conference team yesterday.
Geis, from Kapolei, led the Vulcans with five goals and two assists.
Also named to the first team from Hawaii were Hawaii Pacific's Kamuela Kamoe and Cristian Clemente.
Selected to the second team were Lance Ford (BYU-Hawaii), Mike King (Hawaii Pacific), Ryan Neill (Hawaii-Hilo), Michael Akinaka (BYU-Hawaii), Chad Nishikuni (Chaminade) and Christian Nilsson (BYU-Hawaii).
Honorable mention honors went to Marc Fournier (Hawaii-Hilo) and Kyle Young (Chaminade).
Warriors No. 10 in MPSF poll
Hawaii moved up three spots to No. 10 in the CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 and a Warrior was named co-player of the week in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball for the second week in a row.
Hawaii senior opposite Lauri Hakala, who had a combined 49 kills in two victories over Long Beach State, shared the weekly honor with UC Santa Barbara's Evan Patak.
Pepperdine remained at No. 1 yesterday, having clinched the top seed in the MPSF tournament and a bye into the semifinals.
Sullivan ousted from Rip Curl Pro
Australia's Bede Durbridge eliminated Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan by winning yesterday's Rip Curl Pro Bells third-round heat 12.50 to 11.17 in Torquay, Australia.
Hawaii's Fred Patacchia Jr. beat Australia's Shaun Cansdell 16.60 to 14.33 in the second-round yesterday, and he's awaiting his third-round heat against Australia's Phillip MacDonald when the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour contest resumes.
Hawaii's Andy Irons and Bruce Irons are also awaiting their third-round heats. Andy Irons meets Rodrigo Dornelles and Bruce Irons goes up against Ricky Basnelt.
Tausaga, Smethurst gain WAC honors
Hawaii's Tyleen Tausaga and Justine Smethurst were named the Western Athletic Conference's softball hitter and pitcher of the week yesterday.
Tausaga went 2-for-3 with an RBI double against Santa Clara and then went 6-for-8, including a three-run homer, in a three-game series against New Mexico State.
Smethurst was 2-0 last week with a 0.50 ERA. She fired a three-hit shutout against Santa Clara with a career-high 13 strikeouts. She also had a complete-game win over NMSU.
The Rainbow Wahine (40-8, 11-1 Western Athletic Conference) are on a seven-game winning streak.
» Biola (Calif.) swept Brigham Young-Hawaii in a nonconference softball doubleheader yesterday in Laie.
The Lady Eagles won 3-1 and 6-2 to improve to 24-8. The Seasiders fell to 15-24.
Agesha Lightsy's third home run of the season was the highlight of the second game for BYUH.
Vulcans in third at golf tournament
Hawaii-Hilo is in third place heading into the final round of the Inter West Insurance Invitational at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico, Calif.
The Vulcans finished yesterday's second round at 31, two strokes behind co-leaders University of Victoria (B.C.) and Western Washington.
» The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association has hired Michael Henderson to fill the positions of executive director and tournament director.
Henderson was formerly the Southern Chapter Operations Coordinator for the Southwest Section PGA.