Maiava must wait for chance
Every college football player either fights for playing time or fights to keep their playing time.
Former Baldwin standout Kaluka Maiava is one of those looking for his shot at starting, but he has something that soothes his pain if he never gets it -- a No. 1 national ranking.
Maiava is a backup linebacker for USC and in line for a starting spot next year.
Blanchard can't get past quarters
Hawaii surfer Alana Blanchard won her third-round heat yesterday in the Rip Curl Girls Festival in Liencres-Santander, Spain.
Blanchard beat Australia's Chelsea Hodges 9.65 to 9.40, but she went on to lose to Sofia Mulanovich 14.00 to 5.50 in the quarterfinals.
Blanchard won a junior contest to gain a spot in the Association of Surfing Professionals' World Championship Tour contest.
Hawaii's Melanie Bartels, Rochelle Ballard and Megan Abubo all lost in the third round.
BYU-Hawaii trips Green River
Brigham Young-Hawaii made quick work of Green River Community College (Auburn, Wash.) last night, taking three straight games, 30-11, 30-11, 30-19 in a volleyball match in Laie.
Freshman Tanza Buroker led the Seasiders (5-4) with 10 kills, three aces and four blocks, while hitting .381.
Kyle Hagen led Green River (0-1).
O'Dell leaves Silverswords
Chaminade women's basketball coach Cory O'Dell -- the only head coach in the program's one-year history -- is leaving the Silverswords to become an assistant on Staci Schulz's staff at Cal State Northridge.
O'Dell also supervised event management for the Silverswords athletic department and also had some sports information duties.
Christina Apisa, an assistant under O'Dell, will fill in as head coach on an interim basis.
Chaminade went 6-19 in its inaugural season.