Kamehamehas win soccer titles
Courtney-Rae Botelho scored in the second half and Kamehameha beat Punahou 1-0 to win its third straight state championship in girls soccer at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer park last night.
Punahou had won three championships in a row before the Warriors began their run.
Kamehameha did not allow a goal in the entire tournament. Punahou could boast of the same thing until Botelho's heroics.
Kamehameha-Hawaii won the Division II title with a 2-0 shutout of Roosevelt before the Division I championship.
Jessica Marote scored her fourth goal of the tournament and Bryanna De Lima added her second while Kamehameha-Hawaii shut out its second opponent in as many days.
The win made the Warriors the first neighbor island program to win a state championship in girls soccer since Baldwin won in 2002.
UH volleyball team falls in four
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. » Close but not close enough. The Hawaii men's volleyball team played well enough to win twice on its first road trip of the season. Instead the Warriors will come home with two close losses.
For the second consecutive night, UC Santa Barbara prevailed in a marathon Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match. Last night, the Gauchos topped the 13th-ranked Warriors 32-30, 30-32, 36-34, 36-34.
Nagamine, 'Sports Animals' at QB Club
Newly hired Hawaii Pacific women's soccer coach Michele Nagamine and radio personalities Chris Hart and Gary Dickman from KKEA 1420-AM headline the Honolulu Quarterback Club speakers program tomorrow at the Pagoda Hotel.
Nagamine led the Kamehameha girls soccer team to the Division I state title last night. Hart and Dickman team up for an afternoon radio show called The Sports Animals.
Also on the program is former Hawaii football player and Na Koa booster club member Kent Untermann.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program at noon. The weekly luncheon is open to the public.
Wahine post NCAA provisional marks
SEATTLE » Senior Meghan Weaver and junior Emily Sheppard set NCAA provisional qualifying marks during yesterday's second day of the University of Washington Invitational track and field meet.
Weaver also shattered the UH indoor record in the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 2.5 inches, to win the event. Sheppard was third in the high jump to also set a UH indoor record of 5-10.5 as well as a provisional mark.
Junior Jessica Custances set a school record in the pole vault (12-8) in finishing seventh. Junior Thalia Amanakis also set a UH mark in the 60-meter hurdles (8.75 seconds) when finishing ninth.
On Friday, senior Annett Wichmann won the pentathlon, scoring an NCAA provisional standard of 4,027 points, the third best score nationally this season.
4 named prep volleyball All-Americans
Bekah Torres and Kanani Herring of Kamehameha, Iolani's Leinani Keanini and Sydney Yogi of Punahou have been named to PrepVolleyball.com's High School All-American list.
Yogi, who has committed to play at Texas, also was named academic All-America. Torres has signed with Pacific and Keanini with Menlo.
Last month, Herring was named the national player of the year by Mizuno/Volleyball magazine. She will play at Hawaii this fall.
Bragado-Corson hired by USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball moved to bolster its beach division by hiring former pro Danalee Bragado-Corso as technical coordinator and master coach.
Bragado-Corso (Punahou '89) will serve as the junior national team coach while organizing youth and junior beach volleyball performance camps and helping train junior athletes for international tournaments. She will also develop a certification and training program for beach volleyball coaches.
Co-owner with her husband Brian, of the Aloha Ball Beach Volleyball School, Bragado-Corso has been coaching beach volleyball since 1993 finishing her collegiate career at Loyola Marymount.
Seasiders double up on Vulcans
Brigham Young-Hawaii won both ends of a Pacific West doubleheader against Hawaii-Hilo yesterday at Cannon Activities Center, with Seasider men downing the Vulcans 96-62 and the Seasider women topping the Vulcans 100-86.
In the nightcap, senior guard Paul Peterson was near-perfect, going 9-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line, to lead BYUH.
Peterson's two misses came from 3-point range, where he finished 4 of 6 for the game. Sophomore forward Lucas Alves added 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the floor for the Seasiders (11-5, 6-3).
Senior guard Vince Alvarado was the bright spot for the Vulcans (9-8, 5-5) with 16 points, including four 3-pointers.
BYUH shot 59 percent from the field to Hilo's 34 percent.
In the earlier women's game, Agnes Tuilevuka scored 22 points and Hoku Holdcraft came off the bench for 19 to lead the Seasiders. Tuilevuka was 9 of 11 from the floor while Holdcraft was 6 of 8, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Also in double figures for BYUH (3-15, 3-6) were Shaina Siliga (16), Richelle Fenenbock (15) and Katie Bowser (14).
BYUH hit 11 3-pointers, including three by Fenenbock, while Hilo had seven, three by Nesha Kimitete. The Seasiders shot 60 percent from the field en route to a 51-41 halftime lead.
Sheila Azevedo scored 22 points for the Vulcans (5-12, 5-5). Ashley Kualii added 19 points and six assists, and Kimitete finished with 13 points and seven steals.