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The Crusaders' Austin Wakinekona broke away from Punahou's Siu Tafuna to get a first down in last night's ILH showdown at Aloha Stadium.
Saint Louis hangs on to win
Top-ranked Saint Louis held on for a 7-0 victory over No. 2 Punahou last night at Aloha Stadium to win a key Interscholastic League of Honolulu game.
A tidy, conservative approach by both offenses made the first half almost generic, but Saint Louis came up big in the final minute before the break.
Crusaders quarterback Micah Mamiya rolled out to the left and launched a bomb to Lucas Gonsalves, who jumped for the ball at the 1-yard line and scored easily. The 42-yard touchdown gave the Crusaders a 7-0 lead with 11 seconds left in the first half.
Saint Louis amassed 215 total yards by intermission. Punahou started linebacker Manti Te'o at running back, and used Dalton Hilliard at both wide receiver and running back.
Still, the Buffanblu managed to pick up 104 total yards in the first half.
Baldwin ready for eighth Ironman
Andy Baldwin's attempt at finding a wife on last season's edition of "The Bachelor" fizzled. Now, the Navy lieutenant is putting his heart -- and legs and guts -- on the line as a competitor in today's Ironman triathlon.
The grueling race starts at 6:45 a.m., and involves a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run that begins at Kailua Pier at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
It'll be Baldwin's eighth Ironman competition. He finished each of his previous attempts, so the 17-hour cutoff should be no problem.
Honu shut out CaneFires in HWB
Three North Shore pitchers combined on a three-hitter yesterday as the Honu shut out the West Oahu CaneFires 5-0 yesterday afternoon at Hans L'Orange Park.
Starter Shinya Nakayama (2-0) gave up one hit and struck out six in picking up the win. The Honu broke open the game with three runs in the fifth.
>>Matt Wieters and Jason Place each drove in three runs as the Honolulu Sharks beat the Waikiki BeachBoys 10-4 last night in the nightcap at Hans L'Orange Field.
George Kontos gave up one run over five innings to get the win for Honolulu.
Wahine sailors miss out on qualifying
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. » Hawaii sailors Hannah Tuson-Turner and Crystal Bronte missed out on qualifying for the nationals yesterday when not finishing in the top two at the Pacific Coast Sailing Conference Singlehanded Championship.
Tuson-Turner, a freshman, placed third with 32 points and Bronte, a senior, fourth at 33 in tough weather conditions that forced the regatta to end early after just eight races. Stanford's Evan Brown won all eight races to take first with Cal's Dominique Bertrand second with 20 points.
The Rainbow Wahine next compete at the PCCSC Women's Fall Championship, Nov. 17-18, in San Diego.
Doubles title to BYUH tennis pair
MOBILE, Ala. » Brigham Young-Hawaii's Maggie Deng and Elwen Li teamed to win the NCAA II doubles title yesterday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Tournament, defeating second-seeded Irene Squillaci and Aina Rafolomanantsiatosika of Abilene Christian 6-1, 6-2.
Li also advanced to today's singles finals after upsetting top-seeded Suzana Cavalcante of West Florida 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 yesterday. Li will meet second-seeded Johanna Dahlback of Armstrong Atlantic State for the championship.
The ITA tournament brings together eight regional winners from small-college divisions (NCAA II and III, NAIA and NJCAA), which culminates in a Small College Super Bowl. But because the finals are set for tomorrow, BYUH -- affiliated with the Mormon church -- has withdrawn, which puts the Abilene Christian duo in the overall championship.
Silverswords win in volleyball
BELMONT, Calif. » Trina Kauliakamoa put down 19 kills to lead Chaminade to a Pacific West volleyball victory at Notre Dame de Namur yesterday, 27-30, 30-14, 30-23, 30-28.
Evelyn Bluthenthal added 15 kills and Samantha Miller a double-double (13 kills, 14 digs) as the Silverswords improved to 9-4 overall, 2-3 PacWest. The Argonauts dropped to 6-13 and 3-3.
Vulcans lose in men's soccer
PHOENIX » The Western Washington men's soccer team extended its winning streak to eight games, the school's longest in 17 years, as the Vikings defeated Hawaii-Hilo, 3-1, in a non-conference match yesterday at the Grand Canyon University field.
Nyle Ortiz scored in the final minute for the Vulcans (5-7-0). The Vikings improved to 11-4-0.