UH volleyball out of playoff picture
Hawaii's slim playoff hopes died last night when UC Irvine swept UC Santa Barbara in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball match.
With two matches remaining, the ninth-place Warriors (10-15, 7-13 MPSF) cannot catch the Anteaters (14-13, 10-10). Had Hawaii been able to tie UCI, the Warriors had the tiebreaker over the Anteaters and would have earned a playoff berth.
The top eight teams advance to the conference tournament.
USC (13-13, 10-10), which had the tiebreaker over Hawaii, kept pace with UCI when upsetting Pepperdine last night in five.
UH track strong at Stanford
On the second day of the Stanford Invitational yesterday, the Rainbow Wahine had two qualifying marks and set a new school record in pole vaulting.
Jessica Custance cleared four meters with a jump of 13-1.5, becoming the first athlete in the school's program to do so and surpassing the previous best set by Patricia Gauthier in 2006. Senior Meghan Weaver threw a personal best 51 feet, 7 inches in the shot put to join Custance on the winner's platform.
Samantha Weaver and Emily Sheppard posted qualifying marks in the pole valt and high jump.
UH-Manoa takes Hokulia Golf Challenge
Hawaii beat UH-Hilo's golf team 391-381 at the Club at Hokulia yesterday.
Considered the second hardest course in Hawaii, Hokulia troubled many of the golfers. UH-Hilo's Logan Goulding and UH-Manoa's Travis Toyama were the only players to break par at 71.
Team Aloha set for Arizona trip
A select squad of 12 girls basketball players from around the state has been put together to compete at the Arizona Elite Spring Classic in Phoenix, April 18-20.
The players are Kalei Adolpho (Molokai), Taeja Afalava (Kahuku), Violet Alama (Kalani), Kanisha Bello (Kamehameha-Hawaii), Pualei Furtado (Kamehameha), Kara Hanato-Smith (Konawaena), Kamie Imai (Waiakea), Johnelle Kapua (Mid-Pacific), Tami Konishi (Iolani), Janelle Nomura (Punahou), Ashley Satterwhite (Punahou), Milika Taufa (Lahainaluna) and Taylor Wang (Hawaii Prep).
The team is coached by Dana Takahara-Dias.
Curran to speak at Quarterback Club
Bobby Curran, the voice of Hawaii football and basketball, will speak tomorrow at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's weekly meeting.
Team Hawaii Weightlifting president Mel Miyamoto and UH men's golf coach Ronn MIyashiro are also scheduled to speak.
The Quarterback Club meets at the Pagoda Hotel's main ballroom, beginning with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the first speaker at noon. It is open to the public.
Beach Boys win Hui Wa'a opener
Yesterday's Na Keiki O Ka Moi long distance race at Magic Island was a successful outing for the various Waikiki Beach Boys crews. The Beach Boys' Lehua Kona took first place in the open women's event, 49.56, as well as the master men's event, 1.08.19. Kai Pii, another Waikiki Beach Boy crew, finished second in the men's open.
In other action, Na Keiki O Ka Moi's Maka Iolani captured the master women, Hui Lanakila white won the mix open and Healani's Makoa was victorious in the open men event. The mix masters 40+ and 50+ went to Hawaiian Kanaktion Makoa and Team Ray while Koa Kai came in first place in the senior master men competition.
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UH-Hilo splits doubleheader with HPU
After falling 9-8 in a decisive first game at Hawaii Pacific University, the University of Hawaii-Hilo baseball team got revenge with a 4-2 victory in game two.
In the first of the doubleheader, Hawaii Pacific trailed 8-7 but scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal the win from the Vulcans.
The Vulcans had an unearned run in the top of the second to start game two, but HPU bounced back in the sixth inning with two runs on a Cheyenne Hirota two RBI double. The Sea Warriors did not reach home plate again, and UH-Hilo tallied three more runs for the payback win.
HPU softball dominates BYUH
Hawaii Pacific displayed its dominance in Pacific West Conference softball with 11-3, 11-2 wins over Brigham Young-Hawaii in a doubleheader yesterday at the HPU field. With the win, the Sea Warriors improve to 30-5, 15-1 while BYUH falls to 8-29, 5-15.
HPU finished with 14 hits and only one error in both games.