Jets sign former UH kicker Ayat
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. » The New York Jets signed kicker Justin Ayat and tackle Marko Cavka yesterday.
Ayat, a 2004 graduate of the University of Hawaii, was successful on 191 of 209 extra-point attempts and converted 59 of 89 field-goal attempts, including a career-long 56-yarder.
Cavka, selected by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2004 draft, rejoins New York after spending last year with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa. He was inactive for all 16 games of the 2004 season, as well as both Jets playoff games.
Hawaii Pacific signs shortstop
Jordan Fleischman has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Hawaii Pacific the school announced yesterday.
The 5-foot-9 Fleischman earned All-North Central League MVP honors last season after leading Saint Vincent DePaul H.S. (Calif.) to a league title. He will be used primarily at shortstop for the Sea Warriors.
Free football clinic in Palama
Former NFL running back Chris Fuamatu-Maafala and members of the University of Hawaii football team will be on hand to help run a free football training clinic Saturday at the Palama Settlement football field from 8:15 a.m. until noon.
Other guests include Chester "Ghost" Grey and U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo. Participants will be required to bring two pair of shoes and the clinic is open to kids ages 8-13. Registration will be taken until noon on Friday.
For more information, contact Michael Miyashiro at 222-9596.