Jones willing to pay UH $200,000
Former University of Hawaii football coach June Jones would pay $200,000 to the University of Hawaii to settle his contract dispute over his departure to Southern Methodist University, according to a source close to the case.
The UH and Jones recently reached an agreement on the figure, although the time and manner of payment would still have to be worked out, the source said.
University spokeswoman Carolyn Tanaka denied Friday that a settlement had been reached. She said the UH is "hopeful" a settlement will be reached "in the near future."
Hose on road to MMA title rematch
Kala Kolohe Hose and Phil Baroni are on the road to a rematch for the middleweight title.
Hose defeated Rolando Dominique by TKO in the second round and Baroni needed just 52 seconds to stop Ron Verdadero during last night's Icon Sport: Hard Times event.
The two will probably meet later this year in a rematch for Hose's belt.
Also, Bao Quach won the 140-pound North American title by defeating Mark Oshiro by unanimous decision despite being cut badly by a knee from Oshiro that nearly ended the fight.
Zeug to speak at Quarterback Club
Iolani girls varsity basketball coach Marlene Zeug will speak tomorrow at the Honolulu Quarterback Club weekly luncheon held at the Pagoda Hotel International Ballroom.
Zeug is a 1991 graduate of Punahou School and former head coach of Punahou's intermediate and junior varsity basketball teams. She most recently was an assistant coach for the Punahou girls varsity team that finished as the runner-up in the 2003 state tournament. Zeug will talk about her coaching strategy for the upcoming season.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at noon.
Waianae boxers earn championship belts
Five fighters from the Waianae Boxing Club won championship belts last weekend at the Jr. Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament in Las Vegas.
Boxers earning championship belts include: Autumn Pereira, 12 (138-pound division); Shayson Soares, 13 (138); Jada Pereira, 13 (90); Dido Rodriguez, 14 (106); and Jonathon Dinong, 15 (145).
Kekoa Agoo, 13, placed second in the 90-pound division.
Waianae Boxing Club will send fighters to Kansas City for the national Ringside Tournament later this month.
Mililani All-Stars rout Bellingham
The Mililani Pony-division All-Star baseball team had 12 hits en route to a 14-4 victory over Bellingham, Wash., yesterday in Fullerton, Calif.
Pitchers Jake Baptista and Lawrence Paas combined to throw a four-hitter in a game lasting only five innings due to the mercy rule. Paas and Baptista also combined to go 6-for-7 from the plate.
Mililani is scheduled to play against Victoria, Calif., today at 11:30 a.m.
McKibbin's team fifth at world tourney
Honolulu's Maddison McKibbin and teammate Will Montgomery of California finished fifth yesterday at the Swatch FIVB Junior World Championship beach volleyball tournament at The Hague, Netherlands.
McKibbin (Punahou '09) and Montgomery, seeded seventh, were eliminated by the third-seeded Polish team of Marek Leznicki and Damian Wojtaski 21-13, 21-16. It was the first loss of the event for McKibbin-Montgomery, who swept all four of their pool-play matches.
Water polo invitational opens Tuesday
The 40th Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament, the largest and longest-running of its kind in the world, opens its six-day run Tuesday in seven divisions.
Play is at the 'Iolani, Kamehameha and Punahou school pools through Saturday. The championships for girls and boys 16s and 18s, as well as men's and women's open is Sunday at the University of Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center.
Teams represent Hawaii, California, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. For more information, the Web site is www.HawaiiWaterPolo.com