Kahuku cancels football practice
A day after a significant portion of the Kahuku football team sat out a team practice in protest of coach Reggie Torres, the Kahuku administration decided it best to cancel yesterday's practice to let things cool down, as advised by a police task force, Torres said.
Torres has come under fire from some community members who have questioned team policies relating to players showing emotion on the field.
The coach said there was some talk of a possible "uprising" and picket at the school, so the action taken was precautionary. No one showed up to protest, however, he said.
"It was more for safety issues," Torres said. "The principal (Lisa DeLong) and superintendent came down and talked to the kids one at a time, and they're excited to play football."
Kahuku (4-0 Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East) travels to Castle tomorrow.
Lions knock off Wahine in soccer
Loyola Marymount scored two second-half goals to defeat Hawaii 2-0 in a women's soccer match at Los Angeles yesterday.
Katie Osbourne struck first for the Lions (7-3-1) with a header on a cross from Gabrielle Parisella 11 minutes into the second half, and Jessica Sharpe added an insurance goal with 10 minutes left in the contest.
The Rainbow Wahine (7-3-1) were held scoreless for the second time this year.
Weber, Heinemann eliminated in Tulsa
Hawaii tennis players Sascha Heinemann and Andreas Weber were eliminated in the first round at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships yesterday in Tulsa, Okla.
Jerry Makowski of Texas A&M beat Weber 6-4, 6-3.
Dominik Daescu of Oklahoma topped Heinemann 6-3, 7-5.
Morinaga earns Big Sky honors
Portland State golfer Kayla Morinaga was named the Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week.
Morinaga, a junior from Waipahu, shot a 2-under 214 over three rounds to win the Heather Farr/Colorado Memorial in Broomfield, Colo.
She was an All-Big Sky performer last year.
Haar, Welty lead Seasiders to win
Jill Haar and Sara Welty scored for Brigham Young-Hawaii in a 2-0 women's soccer victory over Hawaii Pacific yesterday at Kaneohe.
Kahanu Ah Puck had an assist for the Seasiders (8-4-1, 5-0 PacWest). The Sea Warriors fell to 1-7.
» Hawaii Pacific stopped the Brigham Young-Hawaii men's team 4-1 yesterday at Kaneohe.
The Sea Warriors (3-3) got two goals from Thimo Langner and one each from Linus Ekden and Michael Decaires.
Shawn Blymiller had the lone goal for the Seasiders (6-7).
» Hawaii-Hilo defeated Chaminade 2-0 in a women's soccer match at Hilo.
Karen Weatherby scored on a pass from Vanessa Butin, and Cherise Lee scored with an assist from Weatherby.
The Vulcans improved to 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the PacWest, while the Silverswords dropped to 0-9 and 0-4.
» Dustin Daley and Daniel Cook scored two goals apiece to lead Hawaii-Hilo to a 7-0 victory over Chaminade in men's soccer yesterday at Keaau. Luis Lanz and Drew Geis both had a goal and an assist, and Clay Campbell also scored for the Vulcans (4-5-1, 1-1 PacWest).
The Silverswords fell to 2-10-1 overall and 0-4 in the league.
HPU moves up 1 spot to No. 6
Hawaii Pacific moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USTFCCCA national poll released yesterday.
The Sea Warriors, who have won all races entered thus far this season, were No. 7 the past two weeks.