Personnel shakeup at 1500-AM
"The Team" is making a lineup adjustment.
Rob DeMello shifts next week from producer of one sports radio show to co-host of another on 1500-AM, which calls itself "The Team."
The KITV-4 weekend sports anchor replaces Bob Hogue as Russell Yamanoha's partner on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, starting May 6 in the 6 to 9 a.m. slot. The name of the show changes by one letter, from "Bob and Russ" to "Rob and Russ."
DeMello leaves as producer of the Monday and Friday "Leahey and Leahey" show in the same time slot.
"Bob's duties as commissioner of the PacWest Conference often conflicted with the morning show. But he's not gone from the station and he could possibly be doing something in the afternoon," DeMello said.
"I cherish my time with the Leaheys and appreciate them letting me jump in on their family show. I look forward to having as much fun with Russ as I did with Kanoa and Jim. We hope to be informative and entertain people stuck in their morning commute."
Jeff Portnoy remains in the Wednesday morning 6 to 9 spot.
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UH in first NCAA tennis tournament
The Hawaii men's tennis team was selected to play in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships yesterday for the first time in the program's history.
The Rainbow Warriors (8-10) will face host Pepperdine (18-6) in the first round of a regional on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara (15-9) takes on No. 22 Stanford (19-4) in the region's other game. The winners will meet in the second round on Sunday.
Hawaii, which won the WAC title, is led by Dennis Lajola, Sascha Heinemann and Andreas Weber, who have combined to win 38 matches and lose only 10.
The NCAA championships will be held May 16-20 in Tulsa, Okla.
Wahine basketball banquet set
The Hawaii women's basketball team will be holding its end-of-season dinner banquet tomorrow at the Willows restaurant.
The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50 per person.
For more information, call associate coach Pat Charity at 956-6518 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warriors in ninth in golf tournament
Ryan Perez shot a 74 and Robert Benton scored a 75, but the Hawaii men's golf team remained in ninth place at the WAC golf championships at San Jose, Calif., yesterday.
Benton (7 over) is tied for 12th on the individual leaderboard, while Perez moved up to 29th.
New Mexico State leads the tournament by three strokes over Boise State. The Warriors are 42 strokes off the pace.
Troy Merritt (6 under ) of Boise State is the leader after two rounds, five strokes ahead of teammate Matt Hastings and Fresno State's Grant Doverspike.