'Bows picked to finish fourth
Hawaii was picked to finish fourth in the Western Athletic Conference preseason baseball poll released yesterday as voted on by the league's coaches.
Rainbows senior outfielder Brandon Haislet and junior pitcher Matt Daly were selected to the All-WAC team.
The Rainbow Warriors finished tied for fourth in the WAC last season and had a winning record for the fifth straight year.
Fresno State received six of seven first-place votes to earn the top spot, followed by Louisiana Tech and Nevada. San Jose State, Sacramento State and New Mexico State round out the bottom three.
Billy Hull, Star-Bulletin
UH taking deposits for tickets
The Hawaii athletic department is accepting $50 nonrefundable deposits for new season tickets for the 2008 football season.
Season-ticket prices and premium seat contributions will remain the same as last year, and UH has a goal of selling 30,000 season tickets.
Current season-ticket holders don't need to put a $50 deposit down and will be mailed renewal information in February.
Season-ticket prices range from $77 to $145, but that doesn't include the premium seat contributions.
For more information, go to hawaiiathletics.com or call 944-2697.
Kim invited to Kraft Nabisco
Former Big Island resident Kimberly Kim and six other golfers received a sponsor exemption yesterday to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the year.
Kim, who lives in Arizona now, will tee it up at the tournament that runs March 31 to April 6 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Now 16, Kim won the 2006 USGA Women's Amateur as a 14-year-old, the youngest winner in the history of the event.
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Vulcans drop Argonauts in hoops
Hawaii-Hilo beat Notre Dame de Namur 78-69 in women's basketball last night at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Sophomore guard Jamie Mattos scored 19 points off the bench as the Vulcans (4-7, 4-0 PacWest) rallied from a 33-31 halftime deficit to remain undefeated in league play.
Current PacWest player of the week Sheila Azevedo added 16 points and seven rebounds for Hawaii-Hilo.
» Karras Blate scored 20 points to lead Hawaii Pacific over Brigham Young-Hawaii 78-74 last night in a women's basketball game at Laie last night.
Ashley Jenkins added 19 points and nine boards for the Lady Sea Warriors (2-13, 2-4 PacWest).
Richelle Fenenbock scored 22 points in the loss for the Seariders (2-12).