Wahine volleyball gets transfer
The Hawaii women's volleyball team has received an unexpected boost for this fall with the transfer of Arkansas middle blocker Catherine Fowler.
The 6-foot-2 Fowler is currently enrolled at UH and will have two years of eligibility. She was the Gatorade Player of the Year out of Conway (Ark.) High and a member of the USA A2 women's junior national team.
Also, seats are still available for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball banquet Sunday at the Hale Koa Hotel.
Drinks will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for booster club members, $50 for non-members.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door but reservations are required. For information, call Janell Kim at 256-7184 or Stanley Ching at 521-1456.
Rainbow Wahine 15th in softball poll
The Hawaii softball team will open the season ranked 15th in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 Preseason Poll.
The Rainbow Wahine finished 12th in the poll last season following a 50-13 campaign and a spot in the NCAA Super Regionals. This season's ranking is the program's first appearance in the preseason poll since 2000 and sixth overall. Defending national champion Arizona topped the preseason poll.
OIA Red and White finals set
Mililani and Roosevelt won semifinal matches last night to advance to the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red boys soccer championship.
The Trojans defeated host Moanalua 2-1 on goals by Alex Gustafson and Colin Lund.
The Rough Riders stopped host Aiea 2-1 on goals by Kevin Leong and Leslie Nwapa.
Mililani hosts Roosevelt for the title tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.
The White Conference title game tomorrow at 4 p.m. pits Kahuku against Farrington. In two games at Kahuku last night, the Red Raiders beat McKinley 2-0 on two goals by Noble Crowell, and the Govs defeated Kailua 2-1 in a game decided by penalty kicks.
Hamilton in semifinal of WQS event
Kauai's Bethany Hamilton reached the semifinals of the Roxy Surf Festival at Woolamai Beach in Australia.
Hamilton, who lost an arm in a shark attack in 2003, defeated Erica Hosseini 14.25 to 7.00 in the quarterfinals of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Qualifying Series event. She will face Bruna Schmitz of Brazil in the semifinals.
Arasato tops among state champs
Issac Arasato of Palolo claimed the Outstanding Boxer Award at the Hawaii State and Regional Amateur Boxing Championships last Saturday at the Hawaii Training Center in Waipio.
Arasato won the 132-pound division, defeating Thomas Matias in a matchup that was recognized as the outstanding bout of the tournament.
Also qualifying for the USA National Championships in Colorado Springs in the men's open division were Keola McKee (106), Bruno Escalante (112), Isaiah Manalo (119), Lean Gumboc (125), Earl Fitts (141), Kolten Foo (152), Kainoa Oca-Kauhane (165), Nainoa Seitz (178), Matt Monkewicz (201) and Keenyn Pahio (201-plus).
Women's division winners were Gina Ramos (95), Colleen Loo (101), Evonne Amantial-Williams (106), Triva Pino (138) and Meredith Hilderman (176).
The Hawaii region team will be coached by Jeff McKee, Bruce Kawano, Joel Kim and Donovyne Moleta.
Seasiders lose to Rebels in Utah
After falling behind early, Dixie State put together a 25-2 run to send the Brigham Young-Hawaii women's basketball team to its second straight road loss.
Jessica Carver scored 25 points to lead Dixie State to an 86-66 win over the Seasiders last night in St. George, Utah.
Richelle Fennenbock scored 21 points for the Seasiders (2-14, 2-6 PacWest) and Agnes Tuilavuka added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
» In men's basketball at St. George Utah, Ryan Sanchez scored 23 points to lead Dixie State past Brigham Young-Hawaii.
Trenson Akana scored 22 points for the Seasiders (10-5, 5-3).
Vulcans soccer team signs transfer
The Hawaii-Hilo women's soccer team has added defender Jessica Snell to its roster for next season. Snell is a transfer from Cal State Monterey Bay and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
» New Hawaii Pacific women's soccer coach Michele Nagamine was named the 2007 NSCAA Parochial Division High School Coach of the Year, the school announced yesterday.
Nagamine won the award after guiding Kamehameha to the state title last year.