Sullivan surfs into third round
Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan won his first-round heat today in the Quiksilver Pro France surf contest at Les Estagnots.
Sullivan defeated fellow Hawaii surfer Fred Patacchia and Ben Bourgeois to advance all the way to the third round of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event.
Kauai's Irons brothers, Andy and Bruce, both placed third out of three surfers in their first-round heats today. They, along with Patacchia, will try to stave off elimination in round two.
Curran headlines QB Club meeting
KKEA 1420-AM radio host Bobby Curran will speak at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.
Curran, active in Hawaii sports for almost 20 years, will discuss the Warriors' early struggles as well as field questions about the upcoming men's basketball season.
John Hao, head football coach at Saint Louis, and Honolulu Advertiser sportswriter Wes Nakama are also slated to appear.
Hao, in his first year as head coach for the Crusaders, was a Saint Louis All-State quarterback who went on to play professionally abroad.
Nakama covers high school sports and will report on the matchups and players to watch this fall season.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom. The program starts at noon.
Rainbow Wahine place 16th in golf
The Rainbow Wahine concluded the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational with a 16th-place finish yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M. Junior Corie Hou was UH's top finisher, shooting a final-round, 3-over par 76 to tie for 26th place. Host New Mexico took the title.
Dosher beats Tipoti in close fight
Dustin Dosher of Kalakaua Boxing Club beat Daly Tipoti of Kawano Boxing Club by decision in the main event of an amateur boxing event last night at Palolo Gym.
Arnold Dinong of Waipahu beat Anthony Ibanez of Wailuki in the semi-main event.
HPU third in UH cross country meet
Hawaii Pacific finished third in the men's competition at the Big Wave Invitational meet hosted by the University of Hawaii yesterday in Kaneohe.
UCLA dominated the field in the 5K race, which featured all four island Division II programs. The Bruins had a perfect 15 team points. Pepperdine was second and Brigham Young-Hawaii fourth.
In the women's 4K race, UCLA also claimed the win by placing five runners in the top 10. San Diego State took second, followed by Pepperdine and BYUH. The Rainbow Wahine were sixth.
Vulcans edge Sea Warriors in 4
Josimara Pinheiro had 16 kills and 13 digs to lead Hawaii-Hilo past Hawaii Pacific 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15 yesterday at St. Andrew's Priory Gym.
Senior outside hitter Mary Claire Bolo added 14 kills for the Vulcans (11-3, 1-1).
Tricia Yoshimura had a match-high 28 kills for the Sea Warriors (2-9, 0-2).