Taylor fundraiser set for tomorrow
Hawaii basketball coach Jim Bolla said former Rainbow Wahine player Janevia Taylor's injuries suffered in an auto accident this summer have healed and she may be showing some signs of coming out of a coma. Now it's a matter of patience.
"We're just waiting for her to wake up," Bolla said yesterday. "Everything that we hear from the medical people is with these kind of traumas we don't know; she could be in a coma for a long time, she could wake up tomorrow."
In the meantime, efforts to help her family deal with the mounting medical expenses continue. Bolla said Taylor is in a long-term care facility which costs roughly $17,000 per month, and a fund set up First Hawaiian Bank has raised about $15,000.
A fundraiser is scheduled for tomorrow at Eastside Grill. Tickets are $10, which come with four raffle tickets for prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas, interisland flights, stereos and memorabilia. For more information, call the UH women's basketball office at 956-8185.
Hayashi leads stroke play event
Defending champion Kevin Hayashi shot a 3-under 68 yesterday to lead the field after the first round of the Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship at Mauna Kea Golf Course on the Big Island.
Ron Castillo Jr. is four shots back at 72.
Larry Stubblefield is the senior division leader at 2-over 73.
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Bayer is PacWest player of week
Hawaii-Hilo sophomore middle blocker Lauren Bayer was named the Pacific West Conference player of the week in volleyball for last week. Bayer hit .641 in six games to lead the Vulcans to a 2-0 start in the conference.
Otters defeat Seasiders in soccer
Cal State Monterey Bay beat Brigham Young-Hawaii 5-1 in men's soccer yesterday.
Andrew Burkhammer led the Otters (3-2-2) with two goals.
Ben Stevens scored the lone goal for the Seasiders (5-5), who played their fifth match in the last eight days.
Vulcans tied for seventh in golf
Hawaii-Hilo is tied for seventh after yesterday's first two rounds of the Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham, Wash.
The Vulcans are at 594, tied with Cal State Monterey Bay and 38 shots behind first-place British Columbia.
HPU is in 12th place and Brigham Young-Hawaii is in 14th.
Individually, Hawaii-Hilo's Brian Keller and Hawaii Pacific's Daniel Kitayama are tied for 19th at 147, 10 shots behind first-place Brandon Markiw of British Columbia.