Hittle eyes Wahine hoops team
Looking to follow in the steps of volleyball All-Americans Deitre Collins and Kim Willoughby, Hawaii junior hitter Tara Hittle hopes to play for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team once volleyball season is over.
"It's something I've been wanting to do, something fun," said Hittle, an all-area basketball player at Doherty High in Colorado. "I haven't played basketball for a while. It would be fun to do two sports (in college)."
Hittle is listed as a 6-foot forward on the current Wahine basketball roster. She said she was approached by the UH basketball coaches her freshman year about doubling up.
"I'm OK with it," Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji said. "If she can handle it ... and I'm pretty sure she can ... it doesn't affect us because she'll play after our season is done."
HWB lands No. 5 overall pick
No. 5 overall pick Matt Wieters will make his professional debut with Hawaii Winter Baseball this upcoming season, the league announced yesterday.
Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher out of Georgia Tech, was named to several All-America teams and got a $6 million signing bonus after being picked fifth by the Orioles in the 2007 amateur draft.
Wieters previously worked out with Baltimore's Class-A short season team, but HWB will be his official pro debut.
UH-Hilo sweeps Holy Names
Hawaii-Hilo swept Holy Names University last night, winning 30-21, 30-13, 30-28 at UHH Gym.
The Vulcans (6-4) got 13, 12 and 11 kills from Josimara Pinheiro, Mary Claire Bolo and Fabiane Seben respectively. Desiree Agader had 27 assists and Pinheiro and Laura Rodriguez had 11 digs each. Collen Boston had 13 digs for Holy Names (4-7).
Irons ousts wild card Garcia
Association of Surfing Professionals No. 3 Bruce Irons of Kauai beat former world champion and event wild card Sunny Garcia of Oahu yesterday in Round 2 of the Boost Mobile Pro at Lower Trestles, Calif.
Garcia finished 33rd in the event which features surfing's top 45 and three wild cards.
Miyasaki wins sand wrestling bronze
Castle alumnus Tanya Miyasaki won a bronze medal last Saturday, placing third in the women's under 70 kg division at the Beach Wrestling World Championships at Antalya, Turkey.
Miyasaki, who also wrestled at Missouri Valley College, advanced to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Margarita Montez of Spain 2-1.
Beach wrestling is conducted on a sand surface. The event is part of the World Wrestling Games.