Irons advances in Rip Curl Pro Chile
Andy Irons joined his brother in the third round of the ASP Rip Curl Pro Chile by winning his second-round heat yesterday.
Irons edged Manuel Selman 13.20-12.00 in 6- to 10-foot surf. Bruce Irons secured a spot in the third round by winning his opening-round heat on Wednesday.
Other Hawaii surfers advancing on Wednesday were Pancho Sullivan and Kekoa Bacalso. Fred Patacchia Jr. still has a second-round heat ahead of him when the contest resumes.
Maryknoll's Fu signs with Concordia
Maryknoll guard Nicole Fu, a member of the Star-Bulletin's Fabulous 15, has signed with Concordia University.
Fu led the Interscholastic League of Honolulu in scoring with 16 points per game. Concordia, located in Irvine, Calif., is a member of the NAIA's Golden State Athletic Conference.
Rainbow Wahine 12th in NFCA poll
Following its first appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals, the Hawaii softball team ended the season 12th in the final USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll.
The Rainbow Wahine were 13th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
The NFCA ranking is the second-highest in the school's history to end a season, trailing the 1995 team, which finished 10th in the country.
The Wahine went 50-13 this season and won the program's second Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship. They swept through the regional at UCLA and finished the season by falling to Tennessee in the Super Regionals.
9 Hawaii soccer teams advance
Nine Hawaii teams have advanced to today's quarterfinal round in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships at Las Vegas.
The girls teams are the under-12 Ka'oi Rampage, U-13 Ka'oi Express, U-15 HSC Bulls 92, U-16 Leahi 91 Premier and U-19 HSC Bulls 88.
The four boys teams are the U-12 Abunai 95, U-14 Hawaii Rush 93 Nike, U-18 Real 89 and U-19 HSC Bulls 88.