Amosa hired at Campbell
Campbell High School has hired former University of Hawaii offensive lineman Amosa Amosa as its new football coach.
Amosa is a Campbell graduate who has coached at the prep level for several years. Most recently, he was an offensive coordinator at Aiea, which runs the run-and-shoot offense.
Campbell, which will moved into the White Conference (Division II) this fall, ran the Wing T for almost a decade under former coach Tumoana Kennssey.
Amosa teaches at Aiea High School. Campbell athletic director Sam Delos Reyes said that the school does not yet have a teaching position open for him.
New records for Hawaii athletes
The University of Hawaii women's track and field team had an impressive outing at the Husky Classic on Saturday at Seattle, nabbing one NCAA provisional mark and three school records.
UH junior Thalia Amanakis broke her own record in the 60-meter hurdles, while the 4-x-400 team of Amanakis, Sam Whitehall, Renee Elbourne and Candace Rosenthal broke the school indoor record in 3 minutes, 52.77 seconds and placed sixth overall. Senior Mallory Gilbert tied fellow teammate Emily Sheppard's school record 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches in the high jump.
Escalante to Russia with U.S. team
Waimanalo's Bruno Escalante Jr. will join the U.S. Olympic boxing team when it takes on Russia in an international dual event Feb. 24 and 29.
Escalante is ranked fifth in the nation and will fight in the flyweight competition as part of a 14-man squad. He is training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will be there until the team's departure on Tuesday.
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Hawaii-Hilo men edge Dixie State
Hawaii-Hilo outlasted Dixie State in an 89-88 thriller at St. George, Utah, last night.
Five players scored in double digits for the Vulcans, who improved to 12-10 and 7-7 in conference play.
Kasey Winters had a game-high 24 points for the Rebels.
Vince Alvarado led the Vulcans with 23 points.
» The Hawaii-Hilo women were not as fortunate as the men in their outing with Dixie State College at St. George, Utah, falling to the Rebels in the final seconds, 72-70.
Dixie State's Jessica Jones led all scorers with 19 points, and Hawaii-Hilo was led by forward Sheila Azevedo with 18 points on the night.
The Vulcans fell to 7-14 and 7-7.
» Rosalyn Nelson scored 20 points and Grand Canyon clinched at least a share of the conference title with an 84-45 victory over Brigham Young-Hawaii last night in women's basketball at Laie.
Richelle Fenenbock led the Seasiders with nine points.
» Lucas Alves scored 25 points and the BYUH men topped Grand Canyon 74-70 at Laie last night.
David Gonzales and Rudy Bogan led the Antelopes with 16 points apiece.
Sea Warriors shut out Seasiders
Hawaii Pacific scored three runs in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie on the way to a 5-0 softball victory over Brigham Young-Hawaii yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Sea Warriors are 1-0, and the Seasiders dropped to 0-9.