Sharks stay alive in HWB
Austin Jackson drove in a pair of runs to help the Honolulu Sharks beat the Waikiki BeachBoys 8-7 yesterday in Hawaii Winter Baseball at Hans L'Orange Field.
The win moved Honolulu a half game behind Waikiki with one game before the championship. The Sharks and BeachBoys will play the season finale today. Waikiki needs to win or tie to get to tomorrow's championship game; a win by Honolulu puts the Sharks in.
» The North Shore Honu prepared for the championship game with a 10-2 drubbing of West Oahu. Jeramy Laster led the Honu with three RBIs and Mat Gamel added two.
Phengsavath closes on Wilson
Joe Phengsavath shot an 8-under-par 64 to move into second place of the Hawaii State Open at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course after two rounds.
Phengsavath trails PGA professional Dean Wilson, who shot a 71 yesterday, by a stroke.
Punahou sophomore Bradley Shigezawa carded his second straight 69 to share third place with John Lynch, three strokes behind Wilson.
Cyd Okino leads the women's divison by two strokes over Nicole Sakamoto. Ron Kiaaina leads the senior divison by three strokes over Leland Lindsay after shooting a 71-70-- 141.
The final round is today with the leaders teeing off at 9:40 a.m.
Lajola, La Port in Futures championship
Aiea's Dennis La Jola and Shane La Port advanced to today's championship of the 2007 Honolulu Futures Tournament at the UH tennis complex yesterday.
La Jola beat Ty Trombetta of Miami in three sets while La Port, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., swept Lance Vodicka of St. Louis.
Ikaika Jobe and Brad Lum-Tucker will take on Carsten Ball and Rylan Rizza in the doubles final. The doubles final begins at 11 a.m. with the singles championship to follow.
QB Club program set
The Honolulu Quarterback Club will feature Dana Takahara-Dias and Terry Duffield as their guest speakers for their weekly luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel. Duffield is currently a graduate assistant with the University of Hawaii football helping with the defensive secondary. Takahara-Dias is currently the deputy director for the Department of Parks and Recreation.
The weekly luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Ballroom.
Seasiders to open season ranked
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's basketball team is ranked No. 25 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll.
It is the first poll of the season. The Seasiders, who were unranked last year, open the season Nov. 30 at the Central Washington tournament in Ellensburg, Wash.
» John Smith scored 23 points and Jacob Briggs added 21 as UH-Hilo beat Golden State Baptist 115-62 last night at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.
It was the season opener for the Vulcans, who pushed the Bears to 0-6.
Seattle stops BYUH
Freshman guard Richelle Fenenbock scored nine points but the Brigham Young-Hawaii women's basketball team fell to Seattle University 82-29 yesterday at Seattle, Wash.
The Seasiders conclude their road trip against St. Martin's tomorrow in Lacey, Wash.