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Have you felt you had something to say about the University of Hawaii football team but never had a chance to express it? Well, now you do.
In our upcoming Warrior football special section, fans of June Jones and Co. will have an opportunity to write down their thoughts and ideas in the letter section of the magazine. Feel free to write 250 words or so on anything you would like.
Do you think quarterback Colt Brennan has a shot at the Heisman Trophy? Then tell us why or why not. If Hawaii runs the table and winds up 12-0 by season's end, is a Bowl Championship Series game in their future? Jones' contract runs out next summer, does he deserve a $1 million a year salary? Write down why or why not.
You can e-mail your letters to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write them down and mail them to us at Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Building 7, Suite 210, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814 by Aug. 10. We look forward to hearing from you.
Low helps U.S. to win in Pan Ams
Starting guard Derrick Low of Honolulu scored nine of his 14 points during a 15-0 run that put Team USA in control for good in yesterday's 84-58 basketball consolation semifinal win over the Virgin Islands at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was the second straight win for the U.S., which will face Panama today in the fifth-place game. The U.S. had a 51-39 lead with 4:19 left in the third when Low (Iolani '04), an incoming senior guard at Washington State, helped fuel the 15-0 run that put the game away.
Low hit three 3-pointers and had two assists and a steal in 26 minutes of play.
» Former Hawaii middle blocker Delano Thomas concluded his international debut as the U.S. lost for the first time in the Pan Ams, falling to Brazil in the gold-medal match 25-16, 25-20, 25-22.
» The U.S. was shut out of the medals in flatwater kayak finals. Competing in the K2 500 meters was Honolulu's Eric Abbott, while 2004 Olympian Andy Bussey of Kailua was in the K-1 1,000 race. Abbott and Bussey were also part of the K4 1,000 final.
Sing Chow resigns as softball coach
Ty Sing Chow, who won a state title and four league championships in seven seasons, has resigned as Kamehameha Schools varsity softball coach.
According to a release from the school, Sing Chow wanted to spend more time with his family. No replacement has been named.
Sing Chow was 101-16-1 overall, including a 17-0 record in 2002 when winning the state championship. The Warriors made four other appearances in the state tournament, finishing second twice, third once and fifth once.
Cuizon, Bacalso advance in surf meet
Hawaii's Dustin Cuizon won his Round 5 heat and Kekoa Bacalso was second in his to advance to today's Round 6 of the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Hawaii's only other entrant -- Hank Gaskell -- was eliminated when finishing third in his heat.
In the women's competition, Hawaii's lone surfer Megan Abubo was eliminated after finishing third in her heat.
Arnoult-Ritthaler in Para-Pan Ams
Maui's Beth Arnoult-Ritthaler has been chosen for the four-member U.S. national wheelchair tennis team that will compete next month at the Para-Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Arnoult-Ritthaler is ranked 16th in singles internationally and is No. 13 in doubles.