Coming tomorrow: SB staff analyzes spring football
Only three months removed from the Sugar Bowl, the University of Hawaii football team begins spring football on Monday under the direction of new head coach Greg McMackin.
Over the next two days, the Star-Bulletin sports staff will preview spring practice and give local football fans some insight to the coming campaign that features games with Florida, Oregon State, Boise State and Fresno State on the road, and Nevada, Washington State and Cincinnati at home.
McMackin sat down for an extensive question-and-answer session with Star-Bulletin reporters Dave Reardon, Jason Kaneshiro and Brian McInnis. Reardon breaks down each position, Kaneshiro features new coordinators Ron and Cal Lee, and McInnis tells us who has the best shot at being the starting quarterback come August.
BYUH senior nets 10 in all-star game
Brigham Young-Hawaii senior guard Paul Peterson had a had a game-high 10 assists and scored seven points for the West in a 103-97 loss to the East in the NABC All-Star basketball game last night in Springfield, Mass.
Seasider assistant Brandyn Akana was on the West bench as an assistant for the game held in conjunction with the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Frick sixth in NCAA 3-meter diving
Senior Magnus Frick concluded his diving career at Hawaii with his fourth All-American award when finishing sixth yesterday in 3-meter springboard event at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
Local boys tied at Zurich Classic
Hawaii golfers Dean Wilson and Parker McLachlin came from different directions to end up at 5-under 139 yesterday after two rounds of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Wilson was the first-day leader after opening with a 6-under 66, but as is often the case for the Castle High product, he came back with a so-so 73 yesterday to drop into a tie for seventh with McLachlin. The former Punahou golfer opened with a steady 72 on Thursday, but had one of the best rounds yesterday with a 5-under 67 to move into a tie for seventh, just three shots back.
Both are trying to win this weekend and automatically qualify for the Masters in two weeks. Wilson has one victory on the PGA Tour. McLachlin is still looking for his first.
Wahine fall to top-ranked Bruins
Hawaii junior Angela Turnbull scored three goals, but it was not enough, as top-ranked UCLA defeated the fourth-ranked Rainbow Wahine 9-5 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match yesterday.
The Bruins (22-0, 8-0 MPSF) and Wahine (13-5, 6-2) were tied 3-3 at halftime at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. UCLA broke open the match with three goals by Courtney Mathewson in the third period.
Surfers advance in Pier Classic
Kyle Rame won his Round 4 heat and four other surfers from Hawaii finished second to advance to today's Round 5 of the Van's Pier Classic at Huntington Beach, Calif.
Also advancing in the ASP's first West Coast event of the year were veteran Sunny Garcia, Danny Fuller, Casey Brown and Macy Mullen.
In the Ezekiel Junior Pro, Hawaii's Kekoa Cazimero won his heat to advance to Round 3. The pro women's event was to get under way today.
Open track meet today at UH
The Hawaii women's track and field team hosts the Spring Break Open today at Cooke Field.
The all-comers meet, part of the Rainbow Wahine's Sunset Series, begins at 2 p.m.
Hawaii opened its outdoor season last week at the Hornet Invitational in Sacramento, Calif., where six Wahine qualified for the NCAA Regional.
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BYUH's Alves on all-region team
Brigham Young-Hawaii sophomore Lucas Alves was named to the NABC All-West Region basketball team, the only player from a Hawaii Division II school to be selected.
Alves led the Pacific West Conference in scoring (20.2 ppg) and helped the Seasiders to the West Region championship game this season.
Kessell loses first, HPU drops 2
Hawaii Pacific pitcher Courtney Kessell lost her first outing of the season as the Sea Warriors softball team fell to host Cal State Stanislaus 1-0 in the Mizuno Tournament of Champions at Turlock, Calif.
HPU (25-3) went 1-2 in pool play, defeating Saint Martin's 12-2 in five innings then losing to No. 10 UC San Diego 3-0.
In HPU's third game of the day, Kessell (14-1) allowed five hits in striking out five against the Warriors. She gave up the game's lone run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Casey Stephenson.
HPU splits road doubleheader
Aaron Asher's three-run double highlighted a four-run third as Hawaii Pacific edged San Francisco State 5-4 in the nightcap to earn a split of a nonconference baseball doubleheader in San Francisco.
In the opener at Maloney Field, the Gators rallied to win 9-8 with a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the seventh by Ernie Munoz. The Sea Warriors trailed 7-2 but took an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh on solo homers by Asher and Michael Kealoha.
HPU (23-11) and SFSU (6-24) finish their five-game series with a single matchup today.
» Hawaii-Hilo (9-13) banged out 15 hits and overcame six errors to prevail over Saint Martin's 13-8 yesterday in a baseball game shorted to seven innings because of rain.
The second game of the doubleheader in Lacy, Wash., was canceled.