Prep football player sues UH
A high school football prospect from the mainland is suing the University of Hawaii for allegedly withdrawing a scholarship offer to him when former head coach June Jones left for Southern Methodist University.
Daniel Smith, 17, a former student at Providence High School in Charlotte, N.C., filed suit against UH and former Warrior defensive line coach Jeff Reinebold yesterday in state court. Smith has since transferred to a high school in Idaho.
The lawsuit accuses UH of reneging on an athletic scholarship offer Reinebold allegedly promised to him before he left for SMU with Jones.
"This incident happened before I came on board last year," coach Greg McMackin said in a statement. "Jeff Reinebold is no longer on staff here."
Diel leads Pearl Open qualifiers
Scott Diel shot a 2-under 70 yesterday to finish as the top qualifier for this week's 30th Pearl Open golf tournament.
The dozen golfers advance to tomorrow's first round at Pearl County Club.
Tadd Fujikawa will not return to defend his title, having been invited to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.
In the Pearl Open field are Japanese teen sensation Ryo Ishikawa, who turned pro last month, and Punahou senior Stephanie Kono, making her tournament debut.
Warriors drop tennis road opener
The Hawaii men's tennis team dropped its road opener yesterday, falling to San Francisco 4-3 at the Olympic Club in San Franciso.
The deciding point went to the Dons when they won two of three doubles matches.
The Rainbow Warriors (1-4) continue their four-match trip at Stanford today. They'll be at Fresno State Friday and Oregon Saturday.
Rainbows baseball team hosts alumni
The Hawaii baseball team hosts its annual alumni game Saturday at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Rainbows return 18 lettermens, including All-Western Athletic Conference players Vinnie Catricala, Brandon Haislet and Jonathan Hee. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Among the former players are Kenny Harrison, Dean Hashimoto, Derek Honma, Corey Ishigo, Isaac Omura, Franz Yuen, Paul Ah Yat, Matt Apana and Ryan Yamamoto.
UH softball team opens with scrimmage
The 15th-ranked Hawaii softball team opens the season with a three-game scrimmage against Chaminade starting with a single game Friday at 6 p.m. at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Hawaii is led by senior All-American Kate Robinson, the preseason Western Athletic Conference player of the year.
A doubleheader Saturday starts at noon.
Warriors take on alumni in volleyball
The 15th-ranked Hawaii men's volleyball team hosts its annual alumni games Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
An all-alumni match is scheduled for 4 p.m., followed by the varsity vs. alumni match at 7 p.m.
Among the former Warriors expected to compete are Dio Dante, Maulia La Barre, Sivan Leoni, Kimo Tuyay and Eyal Zimet.
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UHH-HPU softball games postponed
This weekend's pair of softball doubleheaders between Hawaii Pacific and host Hawaii-Hilo have been rescheduled for April due to unplayable conditions at the UHH field.
The games are scheduled to be played April 16 and 17.