DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Katie Sisler, a UC Davis student, got a hug from her instructor, Kevin Ralbovsky, after winning the Hawaii Women's State Stroke Play Championship at Mid-Pacific Country Club yesterday.
Sisler seals stroke play win
Katie Sisler cruised to victory in the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at Mid-Pacific Country Club yesterday.
Sisler, a 2007 Punahou graduate who plays for UC Davis, carded a final-round 5-over 77 for a 223 total.
Miki Ueoka fired the day's low score, a 1-over 73, to move into a tie for second with Hayley Young (Mid-Pacific '09). Both finished two strokes back at 225. Kaili Britos (Kamehameha '09) finished third at 228.
Clapp elects to stay at UH
UH associate athletic director Carl Clapp said last night he has removed his name from consideration for the athletic director's post at UC Santa Barbara.
Clapp, who was previously AD at St. Mary's (Calif.), interviewed for the job and was among three finalists.
"It just seems like the right thing to do (remaining at UH)," said Clapp, who has been here since 2006.
Warriors get fourth oral commit
While the 2008 edition of Hawaii football is on the minds of most Warriors fans, the coaching staff continues to build for the future.
Yesterday, UH secured an oral commitment from T.J. Alofipo of Silverado High in Henderson, Nev. He's the fourth player to pledge to UH for 2009 and can make it binding in February.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker chose Hawaii over Arizona and several other schools largely because of his connection with former UH defensive tackle Tony Tuioti. Tuioti was the defensive coordinator at Silverado last year, and recently joined the Warriors staff.
UH has offered scholarships to two other Silverado players: defensive end Keenan Graham and cornerback Michael Wadsworth. Graham is considered by many to be the top prospect in Nevada, and has received offers from many perennial powers including USC, Ohio State and Michigan. » B3
Tsuji named volleyball assistant
Ryan Tsuji, part of the Hawaii women's volleyball program the past seven seasons, has been promoted to assistant coach for the upcoming campaign.
Tsuji is replacing associate coach Kari Ambrozich, who is on maternity leave. Ambrozich and husband, Eric, a former UH basketball player, welcomed son Trey on July 11.
"I am very honored and blessed to have this opportunity," Tsuji told the Star-Bulletin yesterday. "I'm excited to be in a new role and honored that Dave (Rainbow Wahine coach Shoji) would respect me enough to give me this opportunity."
Laguna Niguel makes HIBT history
The Laguna Niguel Billfish Club Team 2 reeled in another big one at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament yesterday.
Captained by Robert Dudley, the team boated a 695-pound Pacific blue marlin. No other team in 49 years of the tournament had ever landed two fish over 500 pounds during the event.
The California-based Laguna Niguel Team 2 goes into the final day of fishing leading with 2,923 points.
Hilton Grand Vacations Fishing Club-Japan stands in second place with 2,300. Without landing a big catch, the team tagged and released 10 billfish in four days.
The Laguna Niguel Billfish Club Team 1 sits in third place with 1,342 points, and Team Malaka (Calif.) is fourth with 1,300.
Sea Warriors volleyball team signs 2
Hawaii Pacific head volleyball coach Daryl Kapis solidified his roster with two signings.
Stefania Aladova, a setter from Sofia, Bulgaria, transferred to in from Montana State-Billings, and Elise Ardron, a middle hitter from Langley, Canada, will transfer in from Boise State.
Aladova has one season of eligibility, and Ardron will compete as a junior after playing two seasons for the Broncos.