Lempa, Tengan headline QB Club
Former Hawaii defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa and former Saint Louis coach Delbert Tengan will be among the speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom.
Lempa coached at UH for three seasons and is entering his second season at Maryland. Tengan recently announced his resignation as both football and basketball coach at Saint Louis. Also scheduled to appear are Judah and Sunshine Oschner, a brother-sister team that won last week's Hawaii Summer Salsafest and is entered in the World Salsa Championship.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program to start at noon. The public is invited.
Former Rainbow Wahine lead US to win
The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, with five players with Hawaii ties on the roster, used 21 blocks to defeat Turkey 25-16, 25-20, 20-25, 25-17 yesterday in an FIVB World Grand Prix Pool H match at Taipei, Chinese Taipei.
Former Hawaii All-Americans Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, Kim Willoughby and Heather Bown had key roles in the win. Santos, the starting setter, had 19 assists and an ace; Willoughby had six kills, four blocks, an ace and seven digs; Bown added three kills and four blocks.
Ex-Stanford All-American Logan Tom, whose father Mel lives on the Big Island, put down seven kills with three blocks and two aces. Punahou product Lindsey Berg, the reserve setter, played in the final three sets as part of a double-switch substitution.
Gold for Maunalani Third Degree
The Maunalani Third Degree team from Honolulu defeated TVC of Ohio 25-17, 27-25 to earn the title of the 14s National Division yesterday as the USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championship concluded its 10-day run in Dallas.
Maunalani went 10-1, losing its lone match in early pool play. The Hawaii team defeated ClubOne Gold from Colorado 25-20, 24-26, 15-12 in the semifinals to advance to the gold-medal match.
The Piopio Bears from Hilo placed 46th out of 48 teams in that division.
Shoji helps US junior team to bronze
Erik Shoji (Punahou '08) earned the Best Defender, Best Receiver and Best Libero awards as the U.S. Men's Junior National Team took the bronze medal at the NORCECA Continental Men's Junior Championship yesterday in San Salvador, El Salvador.
The U.S. defeated Mexico 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 in the third-place match. Outside hitter Tri Bourne (AOP '07) had five kills to help the Americans.
Brad Lawson (Iolani '08) sprained his ankle earlier in the week and did not play yesterday.
West Oahu wins national baseball title
D.J. Andrade's three-run homer helped the West Oahu Rookies defeat the Arizona All-Star Baseball Academy 4-3 yesterday in the championship game in the 16-year-old division of the United States Amateur Baseball Federation Fourth of July Classic in San Diego.
» Kailua qualified for the championship series in both the junior and senior American Legion divisions at the Fourth of July Spokane/Couer d'Leane Wood Bat Classic.