BYUH women reach tennis semis
The Brigham Young University Hawaii women's tennis team defeated No. 15 West Florida 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament in Houston, advancing to the national semifinal match against No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic State.
The top-ranked Seasiders (28-0) won all three doubles matches and sealed it with wins in Nos. 2 and 5 singles.
» The No. 9 Hawaii Pacific University men's tennis team fell 5-4 to the University of West Florida at the NCAA Division II quarterfinal in Houston.
HPU captured two of the three doubles matches for the initial lead, but UWF won four of the six singles matches, including victories at Nos. 1 and 2 spots.
The HPU women also lost 5-0 to Valdosta State in their quarterfinals match.
Costa named soccer player of year
Gatorade and RISE Magazine named Kalani High School junior Tani Costa the 2007-08 Gatorade Hawaii Girls Soccer Player of the Year, it was announced yesterday. The award acknowledges high standards of athletic excellence, character and academic achievement.
Costa scored 23 goals this season and led the Falcons to the Oahu Interscholastic Association tournament semifinals. Off the field, she dedicates her time to underprivileged children and works hard in the classroom, maintaining a B average.
Costa is now a finalist for national player of the year, which will be announced later this month.
Irons brothers lose in Tahiti quarters
Kauai brothers Andy and Bruce Irons advanced through to the quarterfinals of the Billabong Pro Tahiti yesterday.
But both lost in their quarterfinal matches. Joel Parkinson beat Andy Irons 16.33 to 6.14, while C.J. Hobgood stopped Bruce Irons 15.00 to 10.16.
Bruno Santos of Brazil went on to win the contest -- the third stop on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour -- and the $30,000 first-place prize.
The ASP released its newest rankings after the contest. Kelly Slater, an eight-time world champion, is No. 1, followed by Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbridge of Australia at Nos. 2 and 3, and Andy Irons at No. 4.
10 Hawaii soccer teams win states
After winning the U.S .Youth Soccer Hawaii State Championship, 10 Hawaii soccer teams have qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships, June 16-22, at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park.
The teams will compete in a tournament consisting of more than 248 top boys and girls U.S. Youth Soccer teams. Of the 10 qualifying teams, Hawaii will field two teams in the under-12, under-16, and under-17 divisions, and one team in the under-13, under-15, under-18 and under-19 divisions.
UH boys, girls hoops camp coming up
Applications are being accepted for the upcoming University of Hawaii boys and girls basketball camp.
The camp -- run by the Rainbow Warriors coaching staff and players -- is comprised of two sessions, the first running June 6-8 and the second June 9-12, and is open to youths ages 5 to 17.
For more information, call Tim Shepherd at 956-6502 or 348-3622.