Carolina League honors Ka'aihue
Kala Ka'aihue was named the Carolina League Offensive Player of the Week yesterday, according to a posting on the Class A league's Web site.
The first baseman in the Atlanta Braves' organization was 14-for-28 with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs during the week for the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans.
The Iolani graduate hit safely in all of his games, raising his average nearly 40 points from .247 to .286 and extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Ka'aihue had his best night last Thursday as he went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Ka'aihue belted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, leading the Pelicans to a five-run inning and a come-from-behind victory over the Kinston Indians.
2 UH assistants to coach in Japan
Hawaii football assistants Dennis McKnight and Jeff Reinebold will coach a team that includes six former UH players at the New Era Bowl in Kensai, Japan, on July 8.
The Warriors-augmented team of Japanese college players will take on a similar team reinforced with six former University of California players and two Bears coaches.
UH is awaiting approval from organizers in Japan before releasing the names of the Warrior alumni who will play in the game.
Arceneaux signs with CFL team
Former Saint Louis School standout Anthony Arceneaux signed a contract yesterday with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Last year, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound wide receiver played for the Las Vegas Gladiators in the Arena Football League. He joins former Saint Louis teammate Timmy Chang on the Tiger-Cats roster.
"It would be really special for both of us to play together again," Chang said in a release, before leaving for Canada to prepare for the coming campaign. "I know how good he is and once he gets out there and starts running around, everyone else will know it as well."
The Tiger-Cats have their first preseason game on Thursday.
Yang qualifies for U.S. Women's Open
Amy Yang qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open Championship yesterday at the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort with a 36-hole score of 8-over 141.
Breezy weather and fast greens led to higher scores at the always difficult par-72 course.
Kyung Kim and Miki Ueoka finished with scores of 154 and 157 to earn first and second alternates.
The U. S. Women's Open will be held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, N.C., June 28 through July 1.
The championship format will be four rounds of stroke play.
The U. S. Women's Open is one of the 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA.