Coronas heading to Northern Arizona
Zach Coronas, who helped Punahou win the last two state track and field championships, has accepted a scholarship to Northern Arizona University.
Coronas is a two-time state champion in the 400 meters and also won the 200 meters and anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay team as a junior.
OVA takes gold in all-Hawaii final
Led by MVP Spencer Bishop, OVA from Kaneohe defeated Pilipa'a of the Big Island yesterday to win the gold medal of the 17s Club division at the USA Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships in Sandy, Utah.
OVA (11-1) won the all-Hawaii showdown against the previously undefeated Hilo team (11-1) 25-21, 26-24 at the South Towne Exposition Center.
Also named to the all-tournament team from OVA were Reid Pangelinan, Anthony Robinson and Chase Suzumoto. Named from Pilipa'a were Shelton Kalilikane, Clayton Morante and Robert Woolsey Jr.
Ku'ikahi 17s finished tied for 29th out of 48 teams.
In the 17s Open Division, Outrigger Canoe Club (6-3) fell to California's Bay to Bay 25-22, 14-25, 19-17 in a quarterfinal match to tie for fifth in the 38-team field. Named to the all-tournament team from Outrigger was Punahou's Maddison McKibbin.
Wahine soccer releases schedule
The Hawaii soccer team will be tested on the road prior to opening defense of its Western Athletic Conference title this fall.
The Rainbow Wahine open the season at home against Long Beach State on Aug. 27 and Denver on Sept. 1 in the Ohana Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oi tournament at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. They then play back-to-back tournaments on the mainland -- the New Mexico Classic (Sept. 7-9) and Pacific Fall Tournament (Sept. 12 and14). They'll host the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic on Sept. 18-21 and have road games at Portland State, Washington and Cal State Fullerton before opening WAC play.
UH begins the conference schedule with matches at Nevada and Fresno State and hosts San Jose State, Utah State and Louisiana Tech. The regular season closes with a trip to Boise State and Idaho. The WAC tournament is set for Nov. 6-9 in Reno.
UH returns nine starters and 17 letterwinners off last year's team that went 15-5-2 and won both the WAC regular-season and tournament championships, qualifying for the NCAA tournament for the first time.