Northern Colorado game set
Northern Colorado was confirmed yesterday as the opponent for Hawaii's Sept. 1 football season opener at Aloha Stadium by the University of Hawaii athletic department.
The Big Sky Conference member makes it two Division I-AA games on next season's UH schedule -- and a total of 12 games so far.
"I realize we still have an open date on our schedule and that time is of the essence," UH athletic director Herman Frazier said in a release. "I want to assure everyone that I am doing everything I can to secure another game and I will not close the door until I have exhausted all of our resources."
UH-Hilo volleyball signs 2
Hawaii-Hilo volleyball coach Bruce Atkinson yesterday announced the signing of two players for the 2007 season.
Lauren Bayer, a 5-foot-11 middle, and Laura Rodriguez, a 5-6 defensive specialist, a transfer from Texas-Brownsville, where Atkinson was the coach from 2005-06.
Both players have three years to play.
» Star-Bulletin Fab 15 player Mea Wong has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Warner Pacific. The Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii senior was a starter for four of the program's five years of existence, and helped the Warriors to the state semifinals this year. He was named Big Island Interscholastic Federation player of the year.
Rainbow Wahine hoops camp set
The 2007 Rainbow Wahine Basketball Camp of Champions is scheduled for June 14-16 on the UH campus.
There will be a skills camp in the mornings and an elite camp in the afternoon. Cost is $65 for grades K-12. Campers will receive a camp basketball and will work with current and former Wahine players, and the UH coaching staff.
For information, call Patt Charity at 956-6518, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.hawaiiathletics.com.
15 Hawaii boxers to U.S. Championships
Fifteen Hawaii boxers make up the 2007 Hawaii Boxing Team for the U.S. Championships to fight to qualify for the Olympic Trials. The tournament runs May 29-June 9 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Hawaii team is Thomas Juan of the Wailuku Boxing Club (106); Nathan Umeda, Palolo B.C. (112); David Tangian Jr., Kawano B.C. (119); Amadeo Ezzo-White Jr., Kawano B.C. (125); Isaac Arasato, Palolo B.C. (132); Thomas Ordonez, Kawano B.C. (141); Earl Fitts III, Wailuku B.C. (152); Kainoa Oca-Kauhane, Kawano B.C. (165); Filipo Toelau, Kawano B.C. (178); Matt Monkewicz, Kawano B.C. (201); Frank Pojsl, Palolo B.C. (201+); Gina Ramos, Kawano B.C. (95); Colleen Loo, PearlSide B.C./P.A.L. (101); Triva Pino, Kawano B.C. (138); Chanelle Valdez, Evolution B.C. (176).
Coaches include Bruce Kawano, Jeff McKee and Joel Kim.
The team will hold a benefit concert May 27th at the Ewa Ranch from 5:30-10:30 p.m. For information call 590-9084 or 853-8586.
Hannemann Jamboree tomorrow
Twenty-four teams in three divisions will compete tomorrow in the 14th annual Mufi Hannemann Basketball Jamboree starting at 9 a.m. at Manoa Gym. Girls will play in the 12-under and 14-under divisions, and many of the state's top female players will compete in the top high school/college alumnae division.
Admission is free, but donations go to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
Former Kohala and Hawaii Rainbow Wahine player Lynette Liu will receive the Jamboree's Gender Equity Award for her contribution to women's athletics. She has played in every Jamboree since its inception in 1994.
Radford names Keys new coach
Radford has promoted junior varsity coach Wayne Keys to head boys basketball coach, Rams athletic director Kelly Sur said.
Keys was JV head coach and had also coached at Kahuku and Mililani. He played college basketball for Chic Hess at Brigham Young-Hawaii.
He replaces Kai Enos, who retired after having coached Radford for seven years.