CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Bryson Watabu of Aiea won the OIA individual title yesterday at Leilehua Golf Course.
Noa gets chance to show Jets
Karl Noa will get a tryout with the New York Jets this weekend at the NFL team's minicamp.
The former Hawaii defensive end also played some outside linebacker when the Warriors were in the 3-4 formation in 2006.
The Jets normally use that scheme and the 6-4, 250-pound Kamehameha graduate will audition at outside linebacker.
Nine other players with Hawaii ties, including draftees linebacker Jordon Dizon (second round, Lions) and quarterback Colt Brennan (sixth round, Redskins) will also be at minicamps this weekend.
Two other former UH defensive linemen, Mike Lafaele and Amani Purcell, might get opportunities to try out after the minicamps, said their agent Leo Goeas.
Also, sources at UH said sophomore reserve outside linebacker Jared Lene is no longer on the team. Lene joined the team as a scholarship freshman in 2006 as an offensive lineman.
Commissioner's Cup for UH-Hilo
Hawaii-Hilo claimed the inaugural Commissioner's Cup, the PacWest Conference announced yesterday.
Vulcans sports teams compiled 52 points throughout the 2007-08 school year to finish ahead of second-place Brigham Young-Hawaii (48 points).
The Commissioner's Cup was introduced this year to honor the top athletic programs in the league.
Hawaii-Hilo's victory in the PacWest Men's Golf Championship and a fourth-place finish in softball sealed first place for the Vulcans.
The Vulcans also won PacWest titles in volleyball and women's cross country this school year.
After UHH and BYUH, Notre Dame de Namur (40.5) was third, followed by Hawaii Pacific (38.5), Grand Canyon (37.5), Dixie State (34.5) and Chaminade (28).
Shoji, Kneubuhl on AVCA second team
Two players with Hawaii ties were named to the AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball All-America second teams yesterday.
Iolani alumnus Kawika Shoji, a 6-foot-3 Stanford sophomore, was picked as the second-team setter.
Kamehameha product Isaac Kneubuhl, a 6-1 Cal State Northridge senior, was chosen as a second-team outside hitter.
UH to take season-ticket deposits
Hawaii will begin taking deposits for new season tickets for the 2008-09 men's basketball season tomorrow.
Fans can place a $50 nonrefundable deposit to help ensure the best available seats when call backs begin in September, according to the school's athletic department. The deposit applies to new season tickets, not renewals.
Deposits can be paid online at HawaiiAthletics.com or at the Stan Sheriff Center box office.
Tavares, Yoshimoto win in OIA tennis
McKinley's Matthew Tavares and Mililani's Megan Yoshimoto captured Oahu Interscholastic Association tennis singles championships yesterday at Brigham Young-Hawaii.
In the finals, Tavares beat Pearl City's Larson Oliva 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (1), and Yoshimoto defeated Pearl City's Tezra Damaso 6-1, 7-6 (2).
In the boys doubles final, Pearl City's Jordan Lum and Taylor Pacarro topped Leilehua's Hector Alcayde and Cainan Shinjo 6-2, 6-1.
Mililani's Adrienne Hamada and Alyssa Shimizu won by default in the girls doubles final over Trojans teammates Rachel Mizuno and Melissa Monette.
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Gentry, Garner earn baseball honors
Hawaii Pacific's Johnny Gentry was named the PacWest player of the week and teammate BA Garner was the pitcher of the week, the league announced yesterday.
Gentry went 10-for-17 with three home runs, two doubles and 10 RBIs in five games.
Garner earned a win and a save in two relief appearances.
Plunkett, Musquiz get softball honors
Hawaii Pacific's Krystal Plunkett was picked as the PacWest player of the week and teammate Sherise Musquiz was picked as pitcher of the week, the conference announced yesterday.
Plunkett went 12-for-19 with two homers and eight RBIs last week.
Musquiz compiled a 3-0 mark with one complete game. She had an ERA of 1.11 with eight strikeouts in the three starts.
Kolaric's team places fifth in CBI
Chaminade basketball player Marko Kolaric averaged 11 points and six rebounds in three games for Renacci-Doraty Chevy in the Collegiate Basketball Invitational at Wadsworth, Ohio.
Kolaric shot 68 percent from the floor and led the team in rebounds and blocked shots.
Renacci-Doraty Chevy placed fifth in the tournament.