3 Iolani coaches resign
Iolani is in the market for three head coaches after accepting the resignations of its wrestling, paddling and girls basketball coaches yesterday.
Yoshi Honda is leaving the Raiders' wrestling program after more than 10 years. Iolani won four Interscholastic League of Honolulu championships (two boys and two girls) and two state titles (one boys and one girls) with him on staff.
Brian Yee (Iolani '80) has coached the Raiders' paddlers since 1980, the last 28 years as head coach. Iolani won ILH and state boys titles in 2003 and '04.
Glenn Takara (Iolani '80) steps down after eight years with the girls basketball program, six times taking the Raiders to the state tournament. He will remain as an assistant coach for varsity and junior varsity football.
Applicants should contact the Iolani athletic office at 943-2208. Those interested in the wrestling position can e-mail Carl Schroers at firstname.lastname@example.org; for the other two positions, e-mails can be sent to Eddie Maruyama at email@example.com
Bronze for Swanson in judo
Honolulu's Melinda Swanson took bronze at the USA Judo Senior Nationals yesterday in Virginia Beach, Va.
Swanson, representing Hawaii Tenri, defeated New York's Janell Snider in the over-78 kg division at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Wahine upset in water polo
Junior Angela Turnbull scored four goals but it wasn't enough as No. 4 Hawaii fell to No. 13 Long Beach State 10-9 in a women's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation water polo match in Long Beach, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine (15-7, 7-4 MPSF) scored three goals to open the third period and take a 7-4 lead. The 49ers (12-13, 4-6) scored twice on six-on-five breaks to close to 7-6 heading into the final period.
The Beach scored three unanswered goals to go ahead for good at 9-7. After the teams traded goals, Lisa van Raalte's goal pulled Hawaii to 10-9 but the Wahine ran out of time.
Hawaii continues its road trip at No. 3 USC today.
UH ranks No. 47 in Directors' Cup
The Hawaii athletic department ranks 47th out of 243 NCAA Division I schools in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings.
UH earned 132 points for the fall season and 130.5 during winter for 262.5 points. The Cup has charted the overall success of DI programs since 1993.
Hawaii, BYU and Harvard are the only non-Bowl Championship Series (BCS) schools ranked in the Top 50. UH is also the highest-ranked Western Athletic Conference school; Boise State is No. 81 and Nevada is No. 91.
Hawaii's highest ranking was 62 in 2005-06.
Of the eight sports counted for fall, UH sponsors four (football and women's volleyball, soccer and cross country). Hawaii has five of the 11 sports that count in winter: men's and women's swimming and diving, and basketball, and women's track and field.
Warrior volleyball banquet set
The Hawaii men's volleyball banquet is scheduled for Friday, May 9, at the Hale Koa Hotel.
The event starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance.
For more information, call 623-8786 or 630-9303.
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BYUH, HPU for women's tennis title
Top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii didn't drop a set en route to a 9-0 sweep of Chaminade at the Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Conference women's tennis tournament in St. George, Utah.
The Seasiders (24-0), winning their 84th consecutive match, advance to today's final against No. 17 Hawaii Pacific at the Dixie College courts. Yesterday, the Sea Warriors (19-5) defeated Hawaii-Hilo 5-2.
Vulcans take softball doubleheader
Jerica Faasua's solo home run highlighted a three-run third as Hawaii-Hilo defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii 7-3 in a rain-delayed first game of a PacWest softball doubleheader in Laie yesterday.
The Vulcans completed the sweep of the twinbill with a 3-1 win in the second game.
Hilo designated hitter Brianne Adams doubled twice and drove in two runs in the opener that was delayed twice by rain. BYUH right fielder Margaret Gnadt had two of her team's five hits, driving in the game's final run in the sixth.
The Vulcans (8-8, 7-7 PWC) never trailed in the second game. Adams drove in two runs as Hilo took a 3-0 lead in the top of the sixth. The Seasiders (8-31, 5-17) scored their lone run in the bottom the sixth on an RBI single by Kim Artiaga.