Rainbow Wahine win 2 games
Hawaii won both its games on the opening day of its Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium yesterday.
No. 15 UH (15-4) beat Eastern Kentucky 5-0 behind Courtney Baughman's seven-hit pitching and Kate Robinson's homer, and then dropped Southern Illinois 4-3 as Tanisha Milca hit a two-run homer.
In the other first-day games, Eastern Kentucky beat Southern Illinois, 8-6, The Netherlands blanked Idaho State 3-0 and The Netherlands topped Washington 8-6.
Hawaii was scheduled to play The Netherlands tonight at 6, capping another five-game day for the tournament.
Mochizuki, Signaigo make elite field
Peter Mochizuki of Kalani High School and Suzana Signaigo of St. Andrew's Priory will compete with 30 other elite high school bowlers from around the country at the Denny's All-American High School Championships later this month.
Mochizuki and Signaigo excelled in bowling and school activities to earn their place in the field. The tournament will be in New Brunswick, N.J., after the 65th Denny's U.S. Open. They'll compete for $10,000 in scholarships.
Ong at Speed and Quickness clinics
Former Hawaii volleyball player Kelly Ong is among the instructors at the Hawaii Speed & Quickness athletic skills training clinics this weekend at UH.
The clinics, open to all ages, are tomorrow and Sunday, 8:30 to 10 a.m., with registration starting at 8.
The fee is $10. Call 739-5444 for more information.
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Seasiders get win No. 999 for Porter
Brigham Young-Hawaii won its 67th consecutive women's tennis team match with a 9-0 sweep of Chaminade yesterday at Waipio.
No. 1 singles player Elwen Li won both her sets without dropping a game, and also paired with Maggie Deng to win No. 1 doubles.
It was BYUH's 300th win in the last 302 matches, and the 999th career dual-match victory for Seasiders coach Dave Porter.
Porter goes for win No. 1,000 against Dixie State on Monday at Laie. The match starts at 2 p.m.
HPU's Mead honored after no-hitter
Hawaii Pacific pitcher Kaimi Mead was named the PacWest Pitcher of the Week yesterday after throwing a no-hitter against Northwest Nazarene on Feb. 28.
Mead struck out 10 and walked three in the Sea Warriors' victory.
Sea Warriors sweep, improve to 10-0
Krystal Plunkett went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs in the second game as Hawaii Pacific swept a softball doubleheader against Grand Canyon, 5-1 and 3-1, yesterday at HPU Field in Kaneohe.
The Sea Warriors are 10-0; Grand Canyon fell to 9-10-1.
Courtney Kessell and Sherise Musquiz pitched complete-game wins, both allowing five hits.