Ibera takes gold to lead judokas
Honolulu's Taylor Ibera won the gold in the women's 44kg division yesterday, the top finish of the six Hawaii judokas competing at the USA Judo Senior National Championships in Virigina Beach, Va.
Ibera defeated Florida's Veronica Prado in the final.
In the women's 52kg, sisters Christina and Melinda Chow shared third. Their brother, Daniel, was fifth in the men's 66kg division.
Honolulu's Melinda Swanson picked up her second bronze in as many days, taking the bronze in the women's open. In the men's open, Robert Turnquest placed fifth.
Turnquest represented Kamehameha Judo Club. The other five are from Hawaii Tenri.
Porter, Robbs headlines QBC program
Brigham Young-Hawaii tennis coach Dave Porter and ESPN 1420 broadcaster Don Robbs headline the speakers program at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel.
Joining the two are Michael Story, the sports event manager for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen.
Lunch begins at 11:30 followed by the noon program.
USC tops Hawaii in water polo
No. 3 USC scored three unanswered first-period goals en route to a 13-8 win over No. 4 Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports women's water polo match in Los Angeles.
Lisa Van Raalte led the Rainbow Wahine (15-8, 7-5 MPSF) with three goals and Kelly Mason added two.
The Trojans (16-6, 9-2) used five goals in the third period to pull away.
Hawaii ends its seven-match road trip with a non-conference tripleheader today at Long Beach State.
Wahine 10th in golf at Stanford
The Hawaii women's golf team finished 10th yesterday at the Peg Barnard California Collegiate at the Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course.
The Rainbow Wahine carded a 36-hole 624, 33 strokes behind the host Cardinal (591). Stanford won the 14-team event by four strokes over Washington (595).
Corie Hou led Hawaii with a 150, tying for 11th place. Washington's Karinn Dickinson was the medalist with an even-par 144.
Stanford junior Mari Chun (Kamehameha '05) tied for third (146). Colorado sophomore Christine Kim (Waiakea '06) tied for seventh (149) and Portland State junior Kayla Morinaga (Sacred Hearts '05) shared 47th (159).
Wahine fall to Bulldogs in tennis
No. 17 Fresno State shut out Hawaii 7-0 in a women's tennis match yesterday at the Wathen Tennis Complex in Fresno, Calif.
The loss snapped a two-match winning streak by the Rainbow Wahine (2-15). The Bulldogs improve to 12-7.
BYU-Hawaii claims tennis title
The top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team, led by tourney MVP Elwen Li, won the Hawaiian Airlines Pacific West Conference championship yesterday, defeating Hawaii Pacific 5-1 in St. George, Utah.
The Seasiders (25-0) won three singles matches and two of three doubles matches in their 85th consecutive victory. BYUH was leading in the other two singles matches when play was stopped at the Green Valley Resort & Spa courts.
Li and Maggie Deng, the No. 1 doubles team in the country, won their match over Ingrid Cseh and Lauren Shin, 8-1. Li, also No. 1 in singles, blanked Cseh 6-0, 6-0.
Yesterday was an all-Hawaii affair as Hawaii-Hilo shut out Chaminade 6-0 for third place. The Vulcans were led by Eve Castaing, who won at first singles over Tiffany DeVincent 6-3, 6-0; Castaing also teamed up with Christie Pagatpatan at first doubles to defeat DeVincent and Joelle Tanaka 8-3.
Silverswords freshman Audra Takara was given the PacWest Sportsmanship Award.