Galeai nominated for all-star game
There's no finality for Jray Galeai, not about college and certainly not about postseason invitations.
He is, however, inching closer on both fronts. Pretty good for a junior in high school.
Galeai, the quarterback for last year's Kahuku football team, is one of about 400 nominees who are hoping to play in next year's U.S. Army All-American game.
"I got nominated. I'm not sure who did it, but I was surprised," said Galeai, who said he has to fill out paperwork as part of the process.
On the field, he is moving back to safety next season.
"I wanted to go back to safety. I'll miss quarterback a little bit, but it's good to go back," he said.
Galeai gave an oral commitment to BYU last summer, before his junior year began. He still has scholarship offers from Hawaii and Oregon State, and says he hasn't closed the door. The early commitment, though, wasn't a surprise.
"It's about my faith," said Galeai, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I grew up there (in Utah) and always wanted to play football for BYU."
Sato awarded USTA scholarship
Iolani senior Braxton Sato of Kaneohe has been selected as a recipient of a $6,000 scholarship from the U.S. Tennis Association.
Sato is one of 37 winners nationwide to receive the USTA's College Educational Scholarship. The recipients were selected based on "their committment to academic success, their local community and the game of tennis." Sato plans to attend Southern Cal.
Regional honor for Fuller
Missouri Valley College shortstop Kimberly Fuller (Roosevelt '05) was named to the NAIA All-Region V team. Fuller led the Vikings with a .379 batting average and hit eight home runs. She was also named the Heart of America Conference newcomer of the year and earned a spot on the all-conference team.
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Higa makes all-independent team
Hawaii-Hilo second baseman Michael Higa has been named a Division I all-independent second-team baseball selection.
Higa led independent schools with a .407 batting average. He drove in 22 runs and stole eight bases for the Vulcans, who went 17-27.
Vulcans pitcher Dustin Gilmore earned all-academic team honors. Kalani graduate Preston Pires of Chicago State also made the all-academic team.