Swim with Mike set for Saturday
Two North Shore athletes will receive scholarships during Saturday's third Swim With Mike Hawaii, a fundraising swim-a-thon for physically challenged athletes, at the University of Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
Joe Broc, a paddler for Manu O Ke Kai Canoe Club who was born with Spina Bifida, is pursuing a degree in marine sciences at Hawaii Pacific. Tusi Mailo, former all-state linebacker at Kahuku High School paralyzed after a beach accident, is pursuing a degree in mathematics at Brigham Young-Hawaii.
Saturday's activities begin at 9 a.m. and include a surf polo match, synchronized swimming clinics, and an exhibition by the UH diving team. Local celebrities and athletes from UH, Chaminade, HPU and BYUH will compete in swimming relays.
The event began in 1981 to help defray medical costs for Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-America swimmer at USC who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Since then, it has raised more than $6 million in scholarships for physically challenged athletes.
For more information, call 256-8280. The Web site is www.swimwithmike.org
Lajola advances in Easter Bowl
Fourth seed Dennis Lajola of Aiea swept Nicolas Meister, Trabuco Cyn, Calif., 6-4, 6-0 yesterday in the round of 64 at the Easter Bowl.
Lajola will face Alexander Domijan of Florida in the next round. Domijan struggled to beat Eric Quigley 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and has never faced Lajola.
Seasiders beat Rainbow Wahine
Taking on NCAA Division I Hawaii didn't faze the Division II Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team yesterday.
The top-ranked and unbeaten Seasiders triumphed 5-2 over the Rainbow Wahine at the UH Tennis Complex to improve to 28-0. Hawaii fell to 5-16.
UH takes on No. 15 Hawaii Pacific on Sunday to close the season.
» The Hawaii men's tennis team wrapped up its season with a 6-1 win over No. 14 Brigham Young-Hawaii at the UH Tennis Complex.
Hawaii improved to 7-10 and travels to Boise, Idaho, to compete in the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Championships, April 26-29.
Sea Warriors sweep Seasiders
The No. 22 Hawaii Pacific softball team dismantled Brigham Young-Hawaii yesterday in Kaneohe, sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 11-0 and 9-1. The Sea Warriors (30-10, 16-2 PacWest) outhit the Seasiders (17-28, 7-11) 14-2 in the first game and 14-6 in the second game.
Vulcans soccer team gains recruit
Hawaii-Hilo gained a new soccer player yesterday in Jessica Winslow, a 5-foot-5 transfer from Yuba College (Calif.).
Winslow scored three goals and had 11 assists last season in helping Yuba to a 22-1 record, and she garnered several junior college national and conference honors. The defender has two years of eligibility with the Vulcans.
Hawaii-Hilo 15th in Buzzini golf
The Hawaii-Hilo's men's golf team finished in 15th place in the 17-team Stanislaus Buzzini Invitational yesterday in Turlock, Calif.
The Vulcans shot rounds of 301-314-306 for a total of 921. Stephen Zane finished a team-best 9-over 225 for the three rounds.
UH volleyball banquet tickets on sale
The annual banquet for the Hawaii men's volleyball team is May 11 at the Hale Koa Hotel.
No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at DeRussy Hall.
Tickets are $50. For more information, call Basil Sparlin at 623-9786 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.