UH spring football finale set
The schedule for the Hawaii spring football practice
finale was announced yesterday. But coach Greg Mc-
Mackin hasn't decided yet if the camp-closing scrimmage
will be offense against defense, or a green vs.
white set-up where both
squads have offense and
"We still have a month
and a half before spring
practice starts (on March
31)," McMackin said yesterday.
"I want to see where
we're at before deciding on
The final practice will be
Saturday, Apr. 26, from 5 to
8:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium.
UH is still working with the
stadium to determine if the
event and parking will be
free, as it was last year.
The first 4,000 fans will
receive a free copy of the
2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl
commemorative poster. There will be contests and family
activities. Concession and merchandise stands will
be open and there will be live entertainment.
From 5:30-6:30 p.m., members of the football team
will be available for autographs and photos, so fans are
encouraged to bring their cameras and items to sign.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the Warriors will practice, including
Kai named to Algarve Cup team
Former Hawaii soccer standout Natasha Kai was named yesterday to the 20-player U.S. women's roster for the Algarve Cup next month in Portugal.
U.S. coach Pia Sundhage announced the roster following a 17-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kai, a forward, made her national team debut in this event in 2006.
The U.S. team will open Group B play against China on March 5, face Norway on March 7 and finish the first round against Italy on March 10.
Frick impressive in World Diving Cup
Hawaii senior diver Magnus Frick placed 21st out of 58 competitors in the 3-meter springboard yesterday at the FINA World Diving Cup in Beijing, China.
Frick fell just short of automatically qualifying for the Beijing Olympics. He competes Monday in the B finals for another chance to qualify.
Rainbow Wahine win gold in relay
The Hawaii women's swimming team placed first in the 800-yard freestyle relay yesterday at the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Swimmers Emma Berry, Elliko Heimbach, Alyssa Manlow and Ricarda Schellenberg finished in 7:28.46, beating second-place Nevada by more than 2 seconds.
Hawaii is in second place overall with 68 points, trailing Nevada.
Toyama leads Warriors in Burns golf
Hawaii senior Travis Toyama posted an even-par 72 to lead the Warriors yesterday in the first round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate golf tournament at Leilehua Golf Course.
The Warriors ended the day tied for 19th, shooting a 4-over-par 292. Auburn, Arizona, and San Diego State sit tied for the lead.
Hawaii women edge Arizona State
The fourth-ranked Hawaii women's water polo team defeated eighth-ranked Arizona State yesterday in Tempe, Ariz.
The Rainbow Wahine freshman goalie Serena Bredin had seven stops in the game, three of which came in the fourth quarter. Junior Kelly Mason led Hawaii (6-2, 3-0) with six goals.
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BYUH drops Albertson in tennis
The Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team swept Albertson College of Idaho 9-0 yesterday at Laie.
Maggie Deng and Elwen Li, the top-ranked Division II women's doubles team in the nation, began the day by beating their opponents 8-0. Deng and Li also recorded singles wins.