BUFFANBLU COME UP BIG
No. 1 Punahou protects its ranking against Castle
MIKE BURLEY / MBURLEY@STARBULLETIN.COM
Running back Dalton Hilliard and offensive lineman Kasey Romero celebrated during No. 1 Punahou’s 41-14 win over Castle in Kaneohe last night.
Wilson, McLachlin 10 shots away
NORTON, Mass. » Former BYU teammates Mike Weir and Dean Wilson went separate ways yesterday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Weir tied the course record at TPC Boston with a 10-under 61, the lowest round of his PGA Tour career, to take the early lead by three strokes.
Wilson wasn't so efficient. The Kaneohe native shot an even-par 71 to tie for 80th. Punahou product Parker McLachlin bogeyed three of four holes after making the turn to tie Wilson at 71. » B8
Raiola cut by St. Louis Rams
Kamehameha product Donovan Raiola was among 10 players released by the St. Louis Rams yesterday.
Raiola was first-team all-state selection for the Star-Bulletin in 2000 and went to college at Wisconsin. His brother, Dominic, is a center for the Detroit Lions.
Several more players with Hawaii ties will learn today whether they will make NFL rosters. After trimming their rosters to 75 on Tuesday, teams have until today to get their ranks down to 53 players, the number they carry into the season.
Seasiders edge Washburn
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii women's soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 win over Washburn (Kan.) yesterday in Laie.
Freshman forward Margaret Sekona scored the game's lone goal at the 26:52 mark in the first half, and the Seasiders (1-0) made it stand up.
BYU-Hawaii falls in 5
Faylynn Merrick's match-high 15 kills weren't enough as BYU-Hawaii dropped a five-set thriller to Cal Poly Pomona 20-25, 27-25, 25-17, 27-29, 15-7 last night at the Cannon Activities Center.
» Hawaii-Hilo defeated Metro State 25-18, 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-8 last night to improve to 2-0 for the season.