Mock gets his chance in Canada
Former Hawaii receiver Chad Mock has come to agreement with the BC Lions of the CFL. Mock has a two-year deal.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Farrington graduate caught 26 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors last season. In 2005, he caught 42 passes for 502 yards and one touchdown.
The Lions also have the CFL rights to former Warriors receiver Ian Sample. A third UH alumnus, receiver/kick returner Ross Dickerson, could also end up in a CFL camp; Dickerson is still exploring NFL possibilities.
Seasiders advance to title match
The top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team will play No. 4 West Florida today for the NCAA Division II national title at Altamonte, Fla.
The Seasiders (32-0) defeated Armstrong Atlantic State 5-1 yesterday by winning two doubles matches and three singles matches.
Dori Magas, Maggie Deng and Ramona Husaru won singles matches for BYUH.
» The Hawaii Pacific women's tennis team was eliminated by Lynn University 5-3 yesterday in a quarterfinal-round match continued from Thursday due to rain.
The Sea Warriors led 2-1 after doubles play, but won just one singles match -- by Lauren Shin. HPU finished its season 18-7.
Lee leaving Damien for college job
Damien Memorial School athletic director Pohai Lee has accepted an offer to help coach receivers and quarterbacks at the University of Montana-Western.
Lee, who took over the athletic department last summer, will be working for his father, Tommy Lee, who is head coach of Montana-Western.
Damien's high school principal Michael Weaver said the 42-year-old department administrator will be sorely missed:
"Pohai Lee took over the Damien athletic program at a critical point in our school's history," said Weaver. "He not only stabilized it but advanced it to another level. Damien's reputation and standing in the athletic community, and in the community at large, has been enhanced because of his work. His absence will definitely be noticed."
Vulcans move on in NCAA regional
The Hawaii-Hilo women's softball team advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II West Regional yesterday with a 3-2, 10-inning win over Seattle University (32-22) at Turlock, Calif.
The Vulcans (42-11) broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 10th inning when Leo Sing Chow singled down the right-field line to score Kanani Numata and Zoie Sevilla.
Reliever Sarah Weisskopf improved to 20-4 by pitching six innings of two-hit ball. She got the final out on a pop-up to short with a run in and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th.
Rainbow Wahine third at WAC track
The Hawaii women's track and field team is in third place with 36 points with one day to go at the Western Athletic Conference meet at Fresno, Calif.
Senior Novelle Murray won a bronze medal in the shot put with a heave of 49 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Junior Meghan Weaver was fifth with a toss of 45-734.
Junior Annett Wichmann placed fourth in the javelin with a season-best throw of 147-6.
Sophomore Jessica Trujillo scored points with a six-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 12-5 1/2.
Sophomore Emily Sheppard took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17-11, and Chantelle Laan finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11 minutes, 20.86 seconds.
Hawaii in 14th at West Regional
Hawaii moved into 14th place yesterday, heading into today's final round of the NCAA West Regional golf tournament at St. George, Utah. Xyra Suyetsugu is UH's top individual. She's tied for 37th at 10-over 152.
Pernilla Lindberg of Oklahoma State is the individual leader at 6-under 136 and the Cowboys are the team leader at 13 over. They're followed by Stanford (19 over) in second place and Arizona (22 over) in third.
Cyr named player of the year
Sam Cyr (King Kekaulike '05), a sophomore golfer at Point Loma Nazarene, has been named the NAIA 2007 Region II Player of the Year. This is his second year on the All-Region team.
Cyr won three tournaments this spring, including the Region II championships. In 10 tournaments, he averaged 72.47 strokes.