Volleyball tickets on sale tomorrow
Season tickets for the Hawaii women's volleyball team go on sale tomorrow.
The Rainbow Wahine open with defending national champion Penn State on Aug. 29. Ticket packages range from $40 (UH students) to $165 (lower bowl).
Tickets can be purchased online at HawaiiAthletics.com, at the Stan Sheriff Center box office or by calling 944-2697 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Final season for football ref White
Frank White, a Western Athletic Conference football referee for 23 years, will hang up the whistle and white cap after this season.
White, 64, has refereed hundreds of intercollegiate games, many involving the University of Hawaii, here and on the mainland. The Honolulu resident has also officiated 32 consecutive Hula Bowl games.
"The wheels are still good," White said. "But I'm hoping to become a replay official."
White's first assignment this season is the Fresno State at Rutgers game.
Another win for Mitchell
World paddleboard champion Jamie Mitchell of Australia remained undefeated in four races this season, winning yesterday's $15,000 Hennessey's International Paddleboard Championship on Oahu's North Shore.
Mitchell finished the 7-mile course from Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 57 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for Australians. Finishing second was Jackson English (1:06:14) with Nathan Henderson third (1:06:27) out of 186 paddlers.
The top Hawaii finisher was Brian Rocheleau, fifth in 1:08:08. Honolulu's Kanesa Duncan won the women's division (1:16:49), more than two minutes ahead of Australia's Shakira Westdorp (1:19:01).
Haleiwa's Guy Pere won the men's stand-up division (1:08:30), sixth overall. Candice Appleby was the women's stand-up winner (1:27:16).
The paddleboard season concludes next Sunday with the Quiksilver Edition Molokai to Oahu Race. Mitchell is the defending champion of the 32-mile race across the Kaiwi Channel.
Takata fundraiser tonight at 'Iolani
Tickets are still available for tonight's dinner fundraiser for U.S. Olympic judoka Taylor Takata at the 'Iolani School Student Center.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a Hawaiian-style plate dinner and live entertainment. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for ages 6 to 18.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of Taylor Takata Fund, which will help to defray the travel expenses for the 2000 'Iolani graduate. Takata will compete in the 66 kg class next month in Beijing.
Big League team loses in regional
Nick Hanger's three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth gave Southern Cal a 7-4 win over Hawaii in the West Region Big League Baseball Tournament yesterday in Silverdale, Wash.
Brian Alben's two-run single highlighted a three-run third that gave Hawaii a 3-0 lead. After giving up four runs in the bottom of the third, Hawaii came back to tie it with a single run in the sixth.
Hawaii faces Oregon today.
Night doubles opens tonight
Top-seeded Minh Le and Wei-Yu Su headline a field loaded with former champions when the 38th Blue Moon Men's Night Doubles opens tonight at Kailua Racquet Club.
Le and Su are looking for their third consecutive title. Also back are the 2006 runners-up Jan Axel Tribler and Mikael Maatta, seeded second, and touring pros Ikaika Jobe and Bryan Wooten, the third seeds.
Qualifying matches are at 6 and 7:15 p.m. through Friday. The main draw begins next Sunday with the championship scheduled for Aug. 2.