KGMB awarded coach’s show
For the third year in a row, KGMB was selected to produce the coach's show for the 2008 Hawaii football season.
The half-hour show featuring UH coach Greg McMackin and hosted by Liz Chun will air on Sundays at 10:35 p.m. starting Aug. 31, with an encore on Mondays at 6:30. The station will also air a UH Football Kickoff Special at 9 p.m. Aug. 24.
With McMackin taking over for June Jones this season, the station is holding a vote to come up with a new name for the weekly show. Fans can vote at KGMB9.com through July 31.
US women fall to Brazil
The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team opened the FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-23 loss to top-ranked Brazil today at Yokohama Arena in Japan.
Former University of Hawaii All-America middle Heather Bown had four kills and an ace. Punahou graduate Lindsey Berg had 12 assists as the starting setter while former UH All-American Robyn Ah Mow-Santos came off the bench to set for six assists.
Outrigger reaches quarterfinals
The Outrigger Canoe Club 17s advanced to today's gold-medal round of the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournament in Sandy, Utah.
Yesterday, Outigger (6-2) defeated Puerto Rico's Pitierres 29-27, 25-21, 15-7 and California's Riptides 25-22, 25-18 to move into the quarterfinals.
» Also yesterday, Ku'ikahi (6-4) tied for 11th in the 14s Open division, and OVA (5-7) tied for 17th in the 14s Club division.
» On Monday, Ku'ikahi (5-4) tied for 17th in the 18s Open division and Outrigger Canoe Club (5-5) tied for 21st in the 18s Club division.
» Tyler Kubota was also named to the all-tournament team in the 15s club division at the USA Junior Olympic Boys Volleyball Tournament in Dallas. A member of gold medalist Ku'ikahi, Kubota's name was missing from a list in Tuesday's sports section.
Local judoka claim 13 medals
Hawaii judokas captured 13 medals, including six gold, at the U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships last weekend in Chicago.
Winning gold medals were in girls' competition was Jenna Enoka (Intermediate I, 26 Kg); Taking gold in the boys competition were: Quentin Hovis (Intermediate I, 26 Kg); Rodman Salangdron Jr. (Intermediate I, 30 Kg; Trevor Hirata (Intermediate I, 43 Kg); Kyle Tsubota (Junvenile B, 90-plus Kg); and Wendell Ebesu (Intermediate 2, 28 Kg).
Earning silver medals were Diane Mikuni (Juvenile A, 53 Kg); Jenna Aina (Juvenile B, 52 Kg); Elisha Lum (Junior 52 Kg); Darcy Kagawa (Junior 57 Kg); and Matt Tsubota (Junior 100-plus Kg).
Bronze medals went to Kainoa Marumoto (Juvenile A, 53 Kg) and Nicholas Lum (Junior 66 Kg).