Hedlund, Oshiro, Rapp at QB Club
Departing Chaminade athletic director Kaia Hedlund, current Hawaii Baptist Academy AD Deren Oshiro and Hawaiian Island Twisters executive director Joe Rapp are the guests at tomorrow's weekly Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel's international ballroom.
Hedlund, the Silverswords' AD for the last two years, is moving to the mainland and will be succeeded by Mid-Pacific Institute's Bill Villa. Oshiro will discuss HBA's success in several sports the last school year, most notably Division II boys and girls volleyball. And five Hawaiian Island Twister senior gymnasts will accompany Rapp to discuss an upcoming trip to Japan for the Region 2 All-Star International Team.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at noon. The general public is welcome.
Bown, Berg assist U.S. volleyball win
Former Hawaii All-American middle blocker Heather Bown and Punahou graduate Lindsey Berg helped the U.S. women's national volleyball team sweep the Dominican Republic yesterday in an FIVB World Grand Prix Pool E match in Wroclaw, Poland.
Bown had six kills with no errors in 12 swings and had a team-high four blocks in the 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 win. Setter Berg had 30 assists and six digs as Team USA hit .382.
The U.S. (4-1) travels to Chinese Taipei for a match against Poland July 4.
Nelson inducted into NHSACA
Former Hilo High volleyball coach Daniel "Pete" Nelson was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame in a ceremony Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He is the fifth coach from Hawaii to be inducted and is a member of the NHSACA's 13th class.
In 1967, Nelson started the boys' program at Hilo and the Vikings won the state championship two years later. His career continued for 24 years until his retirement in 1990. His teams won 21 of 22 Big Island Interscholastic Federation titles to advance to the state tournament, winning once, finishing second eight times, third six times and fourth six times.
Nelson was an accomplished player, who was twice recognized as an All-American by the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA). After retiring from coaching, Nelson began officiating and has been honored as the state volleyball official of the year.