Manin leaving UH for stadium job
University of Hawaii sports information director Lois Manin will accept a job as deputy manager at Aloha Stadium today, sources confirmed last night.
Manin has worked in media relations for Hawaii for 17 years and has been the director of the department for 12. The Kaiser High School product graduated from Colorado State in 1990 and will serve under the direction of new stadium manager Scott Chan.
In her years in the SID office, Manin has worked with three head football coaches and three athletic directors and has seen more players and coaches come and go than she can count. When reached last night, Manin had no comment. She replaced Eddie Inouye as director in 1995.
Alama-Francis signs with Detroit
DETROIT » Former University of Hawaii defensive end Ikaika Alama-Francis signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions yesterday, according to the Detroit News.
Alama-Francis inked the deal just in time for yesterday's reporting deadline for rookies and veterans. Alama-Francis was one of three second-round picks for the Lions who signed on the dotted line. The other two were former Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton and Boise State safety Gerald Alexander.
Terms of the contracts were not released. Alama-Francis was first-team All-Western Athletic Conference last year with 39 tackles, including four sacks.
Mock activated by B.C. Lions
Former University of Hawaii wide receiver Chad Mock has been elevated to the B.C. Lions' active roster, and might see action in the team's Canadian Football League game Saturday at Calgary.
Mock, a Farrington High School graduate, caught 68 passes for 880 yards in two seasons at UH.
Mock has been on the Lions' developmental squad since the start of the CFL season.
Bucs claim Kamehameha alumnus Lucas
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed interior offensive lineman Enoka Lucas off waivers from the Houston Texans yesterday. The Texans signed Lucas out of Oregon after he went unselected in April's draft but released him Monday. -- Associated Press
UH pitcher throws no-no
University of Hawaii right-hander Matt Daly threw the first no-hitter of the 2007 Cape Cod League season in leading his Hyannis Mets team to a 4-1 victory over the Wareham Gatemen yesterday.
Daly (1-4) struck out eight and walked four, but gave up an unearned run in the second inning on two walks and an error. The no-hitter lowered his season ERA to 4.14.
"It was one of those games where everything was working for me," Daly said. "I was pitching the fastball for strikes and the slider and the curve. A little bit of everything."
Daly, who will be a junior this year, finished his sophomore season with a 5-2 record and sported a 3.38 ERA in 25 appearances for the Rainbows.
Kim and Millslagle advance in qualifier
Honolulu's Beverly Kim and Barbara Millslagle of Holualoa were the top two finishers in yesterday's Senior Women's Amateur qualifier at Pearl Country Club, and advanced to the 2007 championship to be played in Sun River, Ore., Sept. 1-6.
Nine ladies attempted to qualify for two spots and two alternates. Jade Merkle and Lily Yao qualified as the two alternates after shooting 83 and 86, respectively. Kim finished with a 78 while Millslagle shot 82.