Former Warriors at football clinic
Offensive linemen Vince Manuwai (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dane Uperesa (Cincinnati Bengals) and running back Nate Ilaoa (Philadelphia Eagles) return to their alma mater as guest instructors at the Hawaii Football Clinic. The event, which also involves all of the Warriors coaches, is the first of its kind at UH in seven years.
Participants ages 5-12 will be instructed tomorrow and Sunday mornings, with registration starting at 8 a.m. The clinic for ages 13-18 is next Tuesday through Friday, also in the mornings.
Both clinics are at the UH lower campus athletic facility.
Ilaoa is scheduled to appear tomorrow, Manuwai on Sunday, and Uperesa on Tuesday.
In addition to the coaches and current pros, other former UH greats including David Maeva, Michael Carter and Garrett Gabriel are expected to participate.
Kicking and punting expert Mike McCabe will also be providing instruction.
For more information, including fees, call 739-5444 or e-mail. Also, donations are being accepted to fund registration fees.
UH season ticket sales up
Hawaii had sold around 20,300 football season tickets for the upcoming season by yesterday afternoon, UH spokeswoman Lois Manin said. It is the most packages since 2004, when UH sold 22,684.
UH renewed around 17,000 of last year's 18,215 purchases, and has sold 3,300 new packages. Around 3,000 were sold via the school's new deposit program, and approximately 300 have been purchased since regular new sales started Monday.
Football and women's volleyball season tickets can be bought online at HawaiiAthletics.com, by calling 944-2697 or at the Stan Sheriff Center box office (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Kaneko fifth in Betsy Rawls
Honolulu's Ayaka Kaneko finished in a tie for fifth at the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship in Malvern, Pa.
Kaneko shot 3-over-par 74 in the final round to close the American Junior Golf Association tournament at 3-over 216, 10 strokes behind winner Vicky Hurst of Florida. Kaneko was tied with Stacey Kim of Georgia.
» Bradley Shigezawa shot 2-over 74 and is tied for 14th after three rounds in the boys 15-17 division at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego.
T.J. Kua and Cory Oride, both of Lihue, are tied for 18th at 7-over 223. Alex Ching is another three strokes back.
Lorens Chan shot 1 under yesterday and finished tied for 20th in the boys 13-14 division at 5-over 221. Alex Chiarella of Makawao tied for 40th.
Kalena Preus tied for fourth in the boys 11-12 division at 2-over 218. Joshua DeFreitas Jr., of Waianae, tied for ninth at 4 over.
Britney Yada of Hilo is tied for 26th in the girls 15-17 division at 8-over 230.
Cassy Isagawa of Wailuku was 2 under yesterday and finished tied for sixth in the girls 13-14 division at 2-over 218. Lihue's Kelli Oride finished tied for 20th and Alina Ching was 25th. Eimi Koga placed 17th in girls 11-12. Allisen Corpuz tied for sixth in girls 9-10.
Lojeski starts in summer league
Former Hawaii guard Matt Lojeski started at forward for Utah's summer league team in the Jazz's 88-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks last night in the Rocky Mountain Revue. Lojeski made one of four 3-point attempts for his only points in 13-plus minutes.
UH students can buy all-sports pass
Students in the University of Hawaii system will have the option of purchasing season tickets or an all-sports pass to join the Manoa Maniacs, UH's student spirit group, starting August 20.
The all-sports pass is $40 and provides admission to 10 UH sporting events. Passes will be available at the Stan Sheriff Center box office.