Donahue to speak at QB Club meeting
Timo Donahue will detail his team's road to victory in the Little League World Series at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.
Donahue will discuss the team's run, including the rally that sent Waipio to the title game.
Hawaii offensive line coach Brian Smith, Olympian and former UH volleyball player Kim Willoughby and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan will also speak.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom. The program starts at noon.
Arnoult loses in Paralympics semifinal
Maui's Beth Arnoult and partner Kaitlyn Verfuerth lost their wheelchair tennis doubles semifinal match yesterday at the Paralympics in Beijing.
Arnoult-Verfuerth fell to the top-seeded team of Jiske Griffioen and Esther Vergeer of The Netherlands 6-2, 6-1.
"They lost, but they were thrilled because they [Griffioen and Vergeer] are the best team in the world," U.S. head coach Dan James said. "It was a confidence builder for us going into tomorrow's match. It was a good loss."
Arnoult and Verfuerth play Florence Gravellier and Arlette Racineux of France in the bronze-medal match.
Patton picks Hofstra
Radford outside hitter Kaeli Patton has given a verbal commitment to play volleyball for Hofstra University.
Patton, a 5-foot-6 junior, will join a program that has recruited the islands heavily in recent months. Former Roosevelt standout Shellane Ogoshi is an assistant coach with the Pride.
Higa breaks record for Fairfield
Senior libero Brandi Higa of Honolulu set a Fairfield record despite the Stags loss to Towson University 25-15, 15-25, 24-26, 25-18, 15-12 yesterday at the Northern Illinois Invitational. Higa, a 2005 graduate of Hawaii Baptist Academy, had 34 digs to edge the previous record of 30.
HPU men win cross country meet
The Hawaii Pacific men's cross country team turned in the top four times to finish first in the UH-Hilo Invitational yesterday. Andreas Schwab won the race with a time of 19 minutes, 30 seconds. Brigham Young-Hawaii was second, followed by UH-Hilo and Chaminade.
BYUH won the women's meet, with Amanda Whitford claiming the top spot for the Seasiders in 22:51. HPU finished second.
Hawaii Pacific men win soccer game
HPU defeated BYUH 2-0 in the opening round of the Hawaii Collegiate Challenge Cup soccer tournament in Waipio yesterday. Cory Harding scored both goals for Hawaii Pacific, and the Sea Warriors held the Seasiders to just six shots on goal for the game.
>>UH-Hilo beat Chaminade 2-0 and will face HPU in the championship game. Nate Ortiz and Omar Garcia scored a goal apiece for the Vulcans.
Hilo women earn split in tourney
UH-Hilo beat host MSU-Billings 25-13, 25-20, 25-17 at the Montana State University-Billings Invitational yesterday. Josimara Pinheiro recorded 12 kills, while Fabiane Seben added nine for the Vulcans.
UHH opened a two-set lead over Northern State before losing 16-25, 25-27, 25-22, 25-23, 15-11 in a match played earlier in the day. Kawena Cubi-Otineru had 21 kills for the Vulcans.