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Dan Harrison strained to lift a 300-pound "Atlas Stone"onto its platform during Hawaii's Strongest Man competition yesterday in Kakaako.
UH softball team's streak halted
The Hawaii softball team had its five-game winning streak snapped yesterday, falling to Washington 3-2. But UH came back to bounce Idaho State 8-0 and advance to today's semifinals of its Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
In other games yesterday, Washington beat Southern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky dropped Idaho State 9-0 and the Netherlands beat Eastern Kentucky 8-0.
Washington's Alyson McWherter chopped an RBI single into left for the game-winning hit.
Jessica Morton got UH (16-5) back on the winning path with a five-inning three-hitter against Idaho State.
The tournament concludes today with four games. Southern Illinois plays Idaho State in a survival game at 10 a.m., with the winner going against Washington at noon. Hawaii plays Eastern Kentucky at 2 p.m., and the winner plays the winner of the noon game at 4 p.m. for the title.
Sellitto headlines Quarterback Club
Tony Sellitto, who has come out of retirement to coach basketball at Hawaii Pacific again, will speak at the Honolulu Quarterback Club tomorrow.
Sportscaster Jim Leahey, Chaminade athletic director Kaia Hedlund and Chaminade basketball coach Matt Mahar will also speak.
The luncheon meeting at the Pagoda Hotel main ballroom begins at 11:30 a.m. with the first speaker at noon. The public is invited.
UH golfers 14th after 2 rounds
Hawaii was tied for 14th going into the third and final round o fthe southern Highlands Collegiate golf tournament today at Las Vegas.
Ryan Perez led the Warriors individually, tying for 20th at 3-over-par after shooting two-over 74 yesterday.
Georgia led the team standings at 2-under, with the Bulldogs' Hudson Swafford in the individual lead at 8-under.
Wahine don't improve best marks
Two Hawaii track and field athletes had the best marks of the day, but did not achieve their goal of improving NCAA provisional marks at the Las Chance Qualifier meet yesterday at the University of Washington.
Emily Sheppard high jumped 5-8, best at the event, and teammate Mallory Gilbert was third at 5-6.
Meghan Weaver put the shot 50-11, also the day's best.
All three athletes are 22nd nationally in their events, and will likely miss out on making nationals.
Junior Annett Wichmann ranks 12th in the pentathlon and competes in her second straight NCAA indoor championships next week at Fayetteville, Ark. She was 11th last year.
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Seariders sweep Grand Canyon
Michael Kealoha had three hits and drove in two runs as Hawaii Pacific beat Grand Canyon 11-6 in the second game of a baseball doubleheader yesterday at Hans L'Orange Field.
Danny Lee singled and doubled in the first game, which HPU won 4-3.
Starters Micah Takahashi and Kevin Matsumoto both went four innings in the seven-inning games to get the pitching wins.
Trevor Vega had five hits in the doubleheader for the visitors.
Hawaii Pacific improved to 16-6 and Grand Canyon fell to 9-14-1.