UH softball players named All-WAC
Six Hawaii softball players were named to the All-Western Athletic Conference softball team yesterday.
Senior pitcher/first baseman Kate Robinson and senior center fielder Kaulana Gould both earned first-team honors, while junior first baseman Audrey Andrade, junior right fielder Tanisha Milca, senior left fielder Brandi Peiler and junior third baseman Clare Warwick all made the second team.
It was Robinson's second straight first-team honor. In conference play, she hit .346 with five homers and 17 RBIs while going 6-3 with a 1.83 ERA from the pitcher's circle.
2 share state girls golf lead
Punahou freshman Alina Ching and Waiakea junior Britney Yada carded 2-under-par 70s yesterday to share the first-round lead of the David Ishii Foundation/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Girls Golf Championship at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai.
The Buffanblu had an aggregate 220 for a seven-stroke lead over Maui (227).
Moanalua junior Kristina Merkle was in third at 71 and Maui's Elyse Okada two strokes back in fourth at 73. Defending state champion Anna Jang of Punahou was at 74.
The tournament concludes today.
Final Sunset Meet set for Saturday
The Hawaii women's track and field team hosts its final Sunset Meet on Saturday at Cooke Field.
The all-comers meet is the final tune-up for the Rainbow Wahine before next week's Western Athletic Conference Championships in Boise, Idaho.
In May, Hawaii placed second at the WAC Indoor Championships, a point out of first.
Saturday's field events begin at 2 p.m., followed by track events at 4 p.m.
» At the Steve Scott Invitational on Sunday, Amber Kaufman became the 10th Wahine to qualify for the NCAA West Regional with a 5-foot, 8 3/4-inch mark in the high jump.
A starter on the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, Kaufman placed second in the meet and was the top collegiate finisher.
Hawaii is No. 51 in the USTFCCC Division I rankings. Six Wahine also rank in the Top 25 in their respective events, led by heptathlete Annett Wichmann (No. 7) and 400-meter hurdler Thalia Amanakis (No. 10).
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Tamashiro named to USA Volleyball staff
Hawaii Pacific assistant women's volleyball coach Daryl Tamashiro was named as trainer for the U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team yesterday.
The 22-member team will train at Georgia Tech in Atlanta May 15-18. The team will be cut to 12 players who will represent the U.S. at the NORCECA Under-18 Continental Championship in Puerto Rico in July.
No player from Hawaii is on the team.
HPU tennis teams move up in rankings
The Hawaii Pacific men's and women's tennis teams both moved up one spot in the ITA national rankings released yesterday.
The Sea Warrior men (18-1) are up to No. 9, while the Lady Sea Warriors (19-7) are at No. 16.
The Brigham Young-Hawaii women (25-0), winners of their last 85 in a row, remain at No. 1.
Vulcans golfers last at regional
A disastrous final three holes proved costly to the Hawaii-Hilo men's golf team yesterday as the Vulcans slipped into last place after two rounds of the NCAA Division II Northwest/West Super Regional in Petaluma, Calif.
The Vulcans, finishing on the front nine, dropped seven strokes at No. 7 and two strokes on the next two holes to finish at 599 on the Adobe Creek Golf Club.
Host Sonoma State (562) holds a 19-stroke lead over second-place Cal State Monterey Bay (581) in the eight-team field.
Leading the Vulcans is Logan Goulding, who is tied for ninth at 144. Sonoma State's Jarin Todd leads the field at 138.