Wahine water polo team moves on
TEMPE, Ariz. » Angela Turnbull scored five goals to lead the fourth-ranked Hawaii water polo team to a 19-12 win over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament.
The Rainbow Wahine face No. 1 Stanford today in a semifinal match at Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex.
Kelly Mason and Kristy Bagnall contributed four goals each for UH (17-8), which took a 5-1 lead in the first quarter against the Aztecs (26-8). Anna Sieprath and Lisa van Raalte had two goals apiece and Emily Cox added another for the Wahine.
UH softball close to WAC title
LOGAN, Utah » The Hawaii softball team defeated Utah State 11-3 yesterday to move within one win of clinching a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
UH first baseman Tyleen Tausaga hit a three-run homer in the first inning, her 15th of the season, and pitcher Kate Robinson turned in a complete-game win for the 14th-ranked Rainbow Wahine (43-9, 14-2 WAC).
After giving up a three-run homer in the first, Robinson retired the next 15 batters and improved to 15-0. She also drove in two runs and third baseman Clare Warwick contributed a two-run triple in the fourth.
The Wahine close the regular season with a doubleheader against the Aggies (17-29, 5-8) today. They can secure a tie for the regular-season title and the top seed in the WAC tournament with one win. UH last won the WAC title in 2003.
Hawaii tennis team in WAC semis
BOISE, Idaho » The Hawaii men's tennis team shut out Utah State 4-0 yesterday to advance to the Western Athletic Conference championship semifinals.
The sixth-seeded Rainbow Warriors (8-10) face No. 2 Fresno State today at the Appleton Tennis Center.
UH won the doubles point with victories by the teams of Andreas Weber and Sascha Heinemann, and Spence Mendoza and Derrick Lajola. Weber, Heinemann and Jeff Fitch then won their singles matches in straight sets to close out the win.
Lee, Price and 12 students honored
Cal Lee, Dr. Larry Price and 12 Hawaii high school football student-athletes will be honored at the May 6 annual banquet of Hawaii Chapter 242 of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.
A current UH assistant and former Saint Louis head coach, Lee will be honored for his lifelong service to Hawaii high school football. Price will receive the Earl Galdeira Award for his support of high school and college football in Hawaii.
Each of the student-athlete honorees will receive a $1,000 scholarship. They were chosen based on football and leadership ability, and for community, church or volunteer service as well as schoolwork (a 3.0 grade-point average is required).
The student-athlete honorees are: Solomona Aigamaua, Kenton Chun and Jeffrey Kahler of Saint Louis; Mene Coffin of Leilehua; Clinton Criado of Kaiser; Savaii Eselu of Moanalua; Joseph Heimuli of Kahuku; Jordon Ho-Ching of Maryknoll (Pac-Five), David Howell of Keaau; Brett Kan and Zachery Kim of Punahou; and Matthew Masifilo of Campbell.
Banquet tickets are $50 and are available by calling 737-9017.
Aloha Section PGA awards scholarships
The Aloha Section PGA Foundation will award scholarships to five high school seniors and two Aloha Section PGA apprentices at the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame dinner on Monday.
Winners of the high school scholarships are Micah Aiu of Kamehameha, Jordan Cox of Kauai, Adam Istvan of Seabury Hall, Valerie Kitamori of Waiakea, and Katelin Sisler of Punahou.
The apprentice scholarships will go to William Hunt of The Golf Academy of Hawaii and Rob Hutzler of Kapalua.
The scholarship presentation will coincide with Dick McLean's induction to the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame. The banquet is set for 6:45 p.m. at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Tickets are $55 and are available by calling 593-2230.
Lobos rout Hawaii-Hilo baseball team
New Mexico's Matt Hibbitts drove in four runs to lead the Lobos to a 12-3 nonconference win over Hawaii-Hilo (12-29) yesterday at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M.
Robby Mowers led the Vulcans' 10-hit effort by going 3-for-4. Ryan Taiarol was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
Bronze for Takata in judo
Wahiawa's Taylor Takata, a 2000 Iolani School graduate, finished third at the Cuban Judo Tournament in Havana on Thursday.
Takata, residing at the USA Judo National Training Site at Harlingen, Texas, took the bronze in the 66kg division.
The tournament, a USA Judo Senior B-level event, acted as a preview for the Pan American Championships, May 24-27, in Montreal.
Stolfus and Wong capture gold
Punahou graduate Scott Wong and former University of Hawaii player Hans Stolfus teamed to win the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit opener at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, earlier this month.
Stolfus-Wong defeated Marcelo Araya and Jonathan Guevara of Costa Rica in the gold-medal match, 21-19, 21-10.
"The first set shows how good the Costa Ricans are," Stolfus said. "It was a tough battle, but we were able to put together a good streak in the second set."
Stolfus-Wong advanced to the final with victories over Dominican Republic III, 21-13, 21-11 and Cuba, 21-8, 21-16.