Another win for Niko
Waipahu's Falaniko Vitale made an impressive Strikeforce debut by defeating Ron "Killing" Fields by TKO in the first round on the undercard of the first mixed martial arts event held at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Vitale (24-7) clinched with Fields early in the fight and eventually worked a takedown. Vitale then improved position and eventually caught Fields (18-22-1) with a barrage of strikes that forced the overwhelmed fighter to tap out.
It's Vitale's fourth win in his last five fights.
Vitale and Fields met once before in Hawaii in Dec. 2004. Vitale won that fight in the first round by submission.
Lee, Tengan headline QB Club slate
University of Hawaii wide receivers coach Ron Lee and St. Louis head football coach Delbert Tengan top the list of speaker's at the weekly Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon on Monday.
Saint Louis athletic director Todd Los Banos will also speak at the luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Pagoda Hotel's main ballroom. The program, which is open to the public, begins at noon.
Hawaii dunks Arizona State
Nicola Xella, Greg Wilson, Magnus Frick and Grzegorz Mroz each won multiple events as Hawaii beat Arizona State 169-112 yesterday at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex.
The Warriors improved to 2-0 but wil be off until November.
» The Hawaii women's swimming and diving team lost to Arizona State 159-122 yesterday to fall to 0-2.
Hawaii also lost to Arizona State on Friday.
Brianna de Palezieux, Stephanie De Lima and Emma Berry won multiple events for the Wahine.
Hawaii players into National tournament
Hawaii Pacific tennis player Hendrik Bode swept Bijan Moallemi 7-6, 6-3 to win the ITA Wilson Fall Regional Championship yesterday at Pomona, Calif.
Bode earned a spot in the ITA Small College Nationals Oct. 11-14 in Mobile, Ala.
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Maggie Deng and Elwen Li also advanced to the final by beating HPU's Tinka Mihova and Elena Hudzikova 8-3 to win the double title. Li beat Deng 6-0, 6-0 earlier in the day to earn the singles title.
Seasiders slide by Silverswords
Trenton Read scored with just over a minute to go in overtime to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii over Chaminade in a soccer match yesterday.
The Seasiders improved to 6-6, 2-1 in the PacWest while the Silverswords dropped to 2-9-1 and 0-3.
» Kahanu Ah Puck and Alexa Page scored goals as the BYUH women shut out Chaminade 2-0 yesterday.