Honu hammer CaneFires
The North Shore Honu scored 14 runs to beat the West Oahu CaneFires 14-7 in Hawaii Winter Baseball at Hans L'Orange Field last night.
The Honu were led by DH Lou Santangelo's five RBIs. Santangelo, of the Houston Astros farm system, hit a three-run homer in the top of the third inning.
Chad Tracy and Joshua Bell had solo home runs for West Oahu. Brett Sinkbeil, a Florida Marlins prospect, improved to 3-1 with the win while losing pitcher Erik Stiller of the Cleveland Indians fell to 1-3.
The Honu (22-10) have already clinched a spot in the championship game. The CaneFires dropped to 10-21.
» Miguel Abreu hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Honolulu Sharks over the Waikiki BeachBoys 7-5.
Tyler Wilson held Waikiki scoreless in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the victory.
The win pushed the Sharks (15-15) past the Beach Boys (15-16) and into first place in the HWB West.
Hernandez heads QB Club slate
Darren Hernandez, head coach of the Kapolei High School Hurricanes, tops the list of speakers for tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Kapolei athletic director Darren Carmelo and Honolulu Advertiser sports reporter Wes Nakama also will speak at the luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel's main ballroom.
Hawaii athlete tops in mini-tramp
Kelsen Onigama won the 11-12 year old boys mini-trampoline at the Age Group World Championships held in Quebec City, Canada. The seventh grader from Kalakaua Intermediate school was able to hit all his passes and demonstrate the highest difficulty of any athlete on the mini-trampoline.
Hawaii's Spencer Dupio and Nani Vercruyssen also won medals in this world championship event. The competition began on Nov. 8 and concludes today.
3 Hawaii tennis players advance
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors tennis players Sascha Heinemann and Andreas Weber earned first-round byes in qualifying singles draw of the Oceanic Time Warner Futures Tournament at Waikoloa yesterday.
Heinemann and Weber are one win from the main draw of the tournament. Jeff Fitch, also a Rainbow Warrior, was able to defeat Ash Misquith to move on to second-round action. The tournament concludes today at the University of Hawaii Tennis Complex.
Jan Tribler beat Mikael Maata 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in a matchup of former Hawaii Pacific standouts.
Oahu leads Mayor's Challenge Cup
After the first day of action in the Mayor's Challenge Cup, team Oahu leads in seven matches. The team best-ball format tournament held at Ala Wai Golf course features 12 singles matches and two teams, Oahu and Kaui. The tournament concludes today.
The youngest participant in the tournament, 9 year-old Allisen Corpuz, shot a first round 66 and defeated Mary Ann Shintani in the Women's Championship category.