Sheraton Hawaii Bowl date set
The 2008 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl is set for Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. at Aloha Stadium, the game's new executive director, Dave Matlin, announced yesterday.
The game will feature a team from the Pac-10 against a member of the WAC. Hawaii receives an automatic bid if it is bowl eligible.
"We are pleased to return to our Christmas Eve tradition," Matlin said. "We're very excited about the Pac-10 vs. WAC match-up, and look forward to ESPN featuring two quality teams in a prime-time slot on national television."
This will be the fourth time the game will be played on Christmas Eve.
For the third straight year, ticket prices for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will remain the same (between $15 and $45 for adults). Individual tickets go on sale to the general public July 28. Corporate tickets are on sale now by calling (808) 523-3688.
Bess a guest instructor at clinic
Former Hawaii star receiver Davone Bess will be a guest instructor at the Hawaii Speed and Quickness Clinics this weekend.
All ages are welcome. The sessions go from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings at UH, with registration at 8 a.m. There is a $10 fee. Call 739-5444 for more information.
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UH-Hilo drops softball doubleheader
Hawaii-Hilo twice squandered early leads in dropping both ends of a softball doubleheader against Grand Canyon yesterday in Phoenix, Ariz.
Paige Kurosawa and Lauren Holmes drove in runs as the Vulcans (5-7, 4-6 PWC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opener before losing 6-2. UH-Hilo led the second game 6-1 only to see Grand Canyon score four runs in the third and eight in the fourth. Sipau Lee-Noa homered for the Vulcans.
BYUH extends tennis win streak
Top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii extended its women's tennis winning streak to 79 with a 7-2 win over No. 16 West Florida yesterday in the completion of a match suspended by rain on Tuesday.
The Seasiders (19-0) won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles matches. It was the first time this season an opponent won more than one match against the Seasiders