Santos earns save in HWB
Castle graduate Reid Santos earned his first save in Hawaii Winter Baseball yesterday, helping the West Oahu CaneFires over the Honolulu Sharks 6-4 in seven innings at Hans L'Orange Field.
Santos entered the game with two runners on and two outs in the seventh inning, and forced Honolulu's Kyler Burke to pop out to second base.
Ian Gac, Chad Tracy, Jamie Hoffman and K.C. Herren each collected two of West Oahu's 10 hits.
» Michael Griffin launched two home runs to lead the North Shore Honu over the Waikiki BeachBoys at Wong Field in Hilo yesterday.
Jamie Romack also homered for the Honu.
Fukuroku lifts Hawaii on road
Taryn Fukuroku scored at the 85:39 mark in regulation as the Hawaii soccer team beat San Jose State 1-0 yesterday in San Jose, Calif.
Fukuroku leads the Wahine with eight goals this season. Hawaii won on the road for the first time in nine matches and improved to 3-0 in the WAC and 10-3-2 overall. The Spartans dropped to 3-11-2 and 1-2.
Kori Lu and Nicole McClure shared the shutout for the Rainbow Wahine.
Vitale's Strikeforce opponents set
Falaniko Vitale's three opponents in the upcoming Strikeforce four-man, single-elimination middleweight mixed-martial-arts tournament are set.
Vitale (24-7) will be competing against Trevor Prangley (16-4), Jorge Santiago (14-7) and Yuki Sasaki (21-13-1) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 16.
The winner of the tournament will potentially be awarded the opportunity to challenge Strikeforce world middleweight champion Frank Shamrock.
Tommie Smith to speak at Iolani
Tommie Smith, who won the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, will speak at Iolani's St. Alban's Chapel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Smith made a historic gesture after his victory. As he and bronze medalist John Carlos stood on the awards podium, they each raised a clenched fist covered in a black leather glove to call attention to the lack of full human rights for African Americans.
According to organizers, Smith's talk is free and open to the public.
Smith recently released his autobiography, "Silent Gesture."
Vulcans upset Sea Warriors in soccer
Kristen Grant had the game's only goal to lead Hawaii-Hilo past Hawaii Pacific 1-0 in a women's soccer upset at Keaau.
It was the first PacWest loss for the Sea Warriors (9-6, 6-1). The Vulcans improved to 2-11 and 1-6.
» Hawaii-Hilo topped Hawaii Pacific 4-2 in a men's soccer match at Keaau yesterday.
The Sea Warriors (5-7, 3-3 PacWest) took a 2-0 lead, but the Vulcans (6-9, 3-3) rallied with four straight second-half goals.
Tristan Whitman scored the game winner in the 73rd minute.
UH-Hilo tops Chaminade in 4 games
Hawaii-Hilo defeated visiting Chaminade 28-30, 32-30, 30-27, 30-26 yesterday to remain undefeated in the PacWest.
Lauren Bayer led the Vulcans (17-5, 8-0) with 21 kills and Desiree Agader had 64 assists.
Trina Kauliakamoa had 18 kills for the Silverswords (9-6, 2-5).