Warriors' Ellis leaves hospital
Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis was released from the hospital after injuring his neck in practice and was expected to sit out yesterday's workout.
He left Castle Hospital in Kailua on Friday night on his own accord with what the team said was a neck sprain. Ellis underwent a battery of tests, including an MRI exam and CT scan, and all were normal.
"It's as good as can be expected," Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said.
He hit his head on teammate Brandan Wright's hip as he was driving toward the basket. He lay face down for 20 minutes, showing only slight movement before he was carried off the court on a stretcher.
BeachBoys douse CaneFires
Justin Seller's walk-off single led the Waikiki BeachBoys to a 5-4 victory over the West Oahu CaneFires in Hawaii Winter Baseball action in the first of a three-game series on Maui yesterday.
Sellers drove home Emmanuel Garcia, who had led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a triple.
Waikiki took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning behind a two-run homer by Michael Wilson. But the CaneFires stormed back to take a 4-3 lead behind a two-run blast by Craig Gentry. The Beachboys edged back to tie the score on a Antoan Richardson sacrifice fly, setting the stage for Seller's game-winning hit.
The two teams meet again this afternoon at Iron Maehara Stadium.
Hawaii duo wins gold in Pan Ams
Jayme Caijmat and Jarred McKee won gold medals at the Pan American Taekwondo Championships at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Cajimat, of Ewa Beach, captured gold in the male flyweight division yesterday. Aiea's McKee took gold in the male bantamweight division on Friday.
Both athletes compete for the Oahu Taekwondo Center. Their instructor is Brian McCutcheon.
Hawaii surfers fall in ASP finals
Billy Kemper and Evan Valiere reached the final four of the No Fear Mexican Surf Fiesta at an ASP World Qualifying Series event at San Miguel, Mexico yesterday.
Brad Huntinger of Huntington Beach, Calif., came from behind to take first in 3-to-5-foot surf at Baja California over Maui's Kemper, Valiere of Kauai, and Adam Virs of Ventura, Calif.
Vulcans Outlast Argos again
UH-Hilo rallied to top Notre Dame de Namur for the second straight day in PacWest women's volleyball, escaping with a 26-30, 29-31, 30-17, 30-28, 15-13 victory yesterday at Belmont, Calif.
Hillary Hurley led the Vulcans for the second day in a row, notching 19 kills. Fabiane Seben added 12 kills and nine blocks for UH-Hilo, who improved to 13-5 and a perfect 5-0 in PacWest play.
The Argos fell to 6-12 (3-2 PacWest).
Vulcans nip Seasiders in men's soccer
Luis Lanz and Carlos Lopez scored goals as the UH-Hilo men's soccer team beat Brigham Young-Hawaii 2-1 last night at Keaau.
Vulcans goalie Marc Fournier faced only two shots on goal, saving one and allowing a score to BYUH's Brian Noguera.
UH-Hilo improved to 5-5, 2-1 in the PacWest while BYUH dropped to 6-8 and 2-3.
» Lacey Schreiner came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as the UH-Hilo women shut out Brigham Young-Hawaii 1-0 last night at Keaau.
Goalie Rebecca Delany faced only one shot to help the Vulcans improve to 5-4, 3-0 in the PacWest. BYUH dropped to 8-5-1 and 2-1.