Hilo's Junk loses UFC match
Hilo native Scott Junk lost to Christian Wellisch by submission at the 3:19 mark in the first round of their heavyweight preliminary fight at UFC 76 in Anaheim, Calif., last night.
Junk (6-2), a 6-foot-1, 265-pound late-replacement fighter, started the bout aggressively. But when Wellisch (9-2) broke free, he evaded several blows, and the "Hungarian Nightmare" took the fight to the mat, quickly forcing Junk to tap out of a heel hook.
Morrison to speak at QB Club
University of Hawaii Warriors assistant coach Dan Morrison tops the list of guest speakers scheduled to address today's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.
Guest speakers also include Punahou athletic director Tom Holden, Punahou associate athletic director and head football coach Kale Ane, and Donna Fouts, captain and goalkeeper for the Holomua women's over-50 soccer team that won a third Veteran's Cup national title in Bellingham, Wash., recently.
The luncheon, in the Pagoda Hotel main ballroom, begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. The public is invited.
3 Hawaii surfers advance in Roxy Jam
Megan Godniez (Kaneohe) and Stacia Atina (Honolulu) tied with a score of 8.25 -- third-highest -- in the round of 48 at the Roxy Jam at Cardiff, Calif. yesterday. Kelia Moniz, of Oahu, also advanced to today's round of 32.
California's Bianca Valenti posted the top score in the rainy contest with an 8.75.
Ganiko puts Pacific on top
Kelli Ganiko, of Makawao, scored the go-ahead goal for Pacific University in a 2-1 win over Pacific Lutheran yesterday at Forest Grove, Ore.
Ganiko took an arching pass from Allysa Omana in the 68th minute to help the Boxers to their first Northwest Conference victory (3-4-1, 1-3 NWC).
HPU tops at UH Big Wave Invitational
Hawaii Pacific University men's cross country team triumphed at yesterday's University of Hawaii Big Wave Invitational at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
The Sea Warriors took first in the 5-kilometer event with 42 points, while Brigham Young-Hawaii and Hawaii-Hilo tied for second at 52. Chaminade finished fifth at 119. Host Hawaii was third in the 4K women's course at 104, and had the overall winner in Chantelle Wilder (14 minutes, 34 seconds).
BYUH soccer sweeps NDNU
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men and women's soccer teams each beat Notre Dame de Namur yesterday by scores of 2-1 at Belmont, Calif.
Sam Akinaka and Lance Ford scored in the second half to complete a comeback for the Seasider men (5-4, 1-1 PWC).
Freshman Natasha Aiono accounted for both of the Seasider women's goals against the Argonauts, extending the BYUH (5-2-1, 3-0 PWC) winning streak to five.
Seasiders 11th at St. Martin's
Brandon Van Dyke carded the best final and two-day scores for Brigham Young-Hawaii at the St. Martin's Invitational at Olympia, Wash., yesterday, with a four-over-par 75 and tournament total of 149. The Seasiders had a team total of 616, good for 11th place in the 13-team field.
Silverswords dealt first PWC loss
Brigham Young-Hawaii's women's volleyball team swept Chaminade last night at the Cannon Activities Center, 30-25, 30-14, 30-23.
Noelle Filimoeatu had 14 kills, while Faylynn Merrick had 10 to pace the Seasiders (5-5, 1-1 PWC). Vanja Radanovic led the Silverswords (8-2, 1-1 PWC) with nine kills.