Haislet named hitter of week
Hawaii outfielder Brandon Haislet was named the Western Athletic Conference hitter of the week for baseball yesterday.
Last week, Haislet went 11-for-17 with a home run, two doubles and 12 RBIs in UH's four-game split at New Mexico State.
He went 9-for-10 during Saturday's doubleheader, driving in seven runs in the first game with a home run and a double.
In the second game, Haislet added three RBIs during the second game.
Palafox, Fukuda going to school
Kahoku Palafox and Courtney Fukuda have signed letters of intent to compete in college gymnastics, according Kokokahi Gymnastics team coach Suzie Gamble.
Palafox, a senior at Maryknoll School, will receive a full scholarship to attend Arizona State.
Fukuda will receive some financial assistance from Yale, but the university does not offer athletic scholarships.
Oride wins U.S. Open local qualifier
Lihue's Cory Oride won the U.S. Open local qualifier yesterday at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai. Oride shot a 1-under par 71 to advance to a sectional qualifier at Lake Merced Golf Club in California on June 2.
Alternates for the sectional qualifier are T.J. Kua, who shot an even-par 72 and David Fink, who finished at 1-over 73.
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Waracka headed to Hawaii-Hilo
Kamehameha's Amber Waracka signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Hawaii-Hilo yesterday.
The right-handed pitcher led the Warriors to the 2008 Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship. She is 19-1 with 190 strikeouts in 119 innings for the Warriors, who play in the state tournament this week.
Senas and Adolph receive NFCA honors
Hawaii Pacific softball players Jessica Adoplh and Ciera Senas were named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Team yesterday.
Adolph played third base and pitched for the Sea Warriors and hit .355 with 28 RBIs.
Senas, a graduate of Mililani, hit a team-high six triples and stole a team-high seven bases. She also had a .982 fielding percentage to go with her .346 batting average.
The Sea Warriors went 43-5-1 and won the PacWest Conference, but did not make the postseason.