Gammie WAC's golfer of the year
Hawaii senior Dale Gammie was named Western Athletic Conference golfer of the year yesterday.
Also, UH's Corie Hou was fourth and Lisa Kajihara was tied for fifth to give the Rainbow Wahine three golfers in the top 10 at the WAC women's golf championships at Las Cruces, N.M., yesterday.
UH finished third behind Idaho and San Jose State. Hou was 10 over. Kajihara was 11 over. Gammie finished 13 over for a three-way tie for ninth. Another Rainbow Wahine, Xyra Suyetsugu, was another stroke back, in a tie for 12th.
San Jose State's Erica Moston finished 1 over to win the individual conference title. The Vandals were a combined 42 over -- WAC champs by three strokes.
Idaho's Kelly Nakashima -- a junior from Baldwin -- was eighth in the individual standings, and was also named second-team All-WAC.
New Mexico State's Lehua Wise , a Kauai High alumnus who was named to the All-WAC first team, was 20th in the tournament.
Moanalua product Iris Ocariza of Boise State finished one stroke better at 19th.
Another Kauai Red Raider, Nevada's Jennie Pleas, finished tied for 24th for the fourth-place Wolf Pack. UH's Nancy Shon was 30th.
Punahou runs away in tennis
Punahou aced the Interscholastic League of Honoulu's Clay Benham Postseason Tournament yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Buffanblu's Skyler Tateishi and Kristin Lim -- the tournament's top seeds -- defeated Reid Kiyabu (Punahou) 6-1, 6-2 and Brooke Doane (Kamehameha) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 for the respective boys and girls singles titles.
Doubles play was equally as lopsided in favor of the Buffanblu.
The tandem of Alex Ching and Erik Shoji edged teammates Hiroshi Hikida and Brad Takei 6-4, 6-4.
On the girls side, top-seeded Ashley Ohira and Nicole Nakaoka knocked off Iolani's Nikki Castel and Jaime Young 6-2, 6-2 to complete the sweep.
Vulcans fall in 10 innings at NMSU
New Mexico State beat Hawaii-Hilo with an RBI single in the 10th inning last night in a nonconference baseball game at Las Cruces, N.M.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, Marcos Rosales singled over a drawn-in outfield off UH-Hilo reliever Dustin Gilmore to score the winning run.
The Vulcans (12-29-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, thanks to a two-run homer by Ryan Taiariol.
The Vulcans play a series at New Mexico this weekend, while the Aggies (19-24) host UH-Manoa.
$200K raised for Wallace scholarship
About $200,000 was raised at last night's "An Evening with Head Coach Riley Wallace" dinner toward funding the Riley and Joan Wallace Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball, UH assistant sports information director Derek Inouchi reported.
The money came from ticket sales, donations and a live auction at the $125-a-ticket event.
Wallace just completed his 20th and final season as the Rainbows' head coach.
MWC to finish at Queens Beach
The Molokai World Championship, a Molokai-to-Oahu one-person canoe and surfskis race, adds 5 miles to its total distance when it takes place May 20 with a new finish line at Queens Beach.
About 100 total competitors, male and female, from both events, are expected, with more than 12 countries represented. The first finishers will likely come in at about 12:30 p.m.
Eleven-time surfski champion Oscar Chalupsky will own the race regardless of where he finishes. This year he and business partner Greg Barton have sponsored the newly renamed 31st annual Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championships.
For information, go to www.molokaiworldchampionships.com.
Mokuleia polo opens May 5
The 2007 Hawaii Polo season opens May 5 at Mokuleia Polo Fields.
Gates open at 11 a.m. and games begin at 2. Mokuleia plays Bacardi in the first match, followed by an exhibition from Sky Dive Hawaii, then the feature match between Team Equus and Dillingham Ranch.
The bluegrass group Saloon Pilots will perform after the games. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 military and children 16 and under free. Parking is free.
Teams from Malaysia, India and Mexico will visit this season. For information, call 637-8401.
Markle signs with NAIA Beacons
First-team OIA West and Star-Bulletin honorable-mention All-State setter Kathryn Ululani Markle of Pearl City has signed with the Northwest Christian College volleyball team.
The Eugene, Ore., Beacons play in the NAIA.
Markle also played club ball for the Onipaa Volleyball Academy.
Lim earns first-team honors
Mikey Lim (Punahou '06) was named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's tennis first team Saturday.
Lim, a freshman at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps playing No. 3 singles, won both of his matches last Saturday as the Stags won their second consecutive SCIAC title by defeating Occidental 6-0 and Redlands 9-0.
» Lisa Harunaga (Kamehameha '06), a freshman at Lewis & Clark, has been named to the 2007 All-Northwest Conference women's tennis first team.
» Jon Roberts (Hawaii Prep '03), a senior at Linfield, was named to the NWC men's tennis second team.
Ghazali earns America East honors
Jessica Ghazali (University High '06) was named the America East Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week after appearing in all three games of the Maine Black Bears' sweep of Vermont last weekend. It is the second time the freshman has been honored this season.
Ghazali won two of the three games. She leads Maine with eight victories and has the lowest earned run average (3.20).