Veteran sportscaster Jack Wiers was named sports director at KHNL, the Hawaii NBC affiliate announced yesterday. Weirs will start Monday.
Wiers new sports chief at KHNL
Wiers was with KHON from 1981 through 1987 and worked with KHNL in 1993 and '94. He was the voice of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team for three years (1983-86). He also was a broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles in the late 1980s.
Before rejoining KHNL, Wiers was a consultant with the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. He was DBEDT's liaison in helping to keep the Pro Bowl and Hula Bowl in Hawaii and was actively involved in bringing major league baseball here when San Diego hosted St. Louis in a three-game series in April.
CIRCLE OF HONOR INDUCTIONS: Alexander C. Waterhouse, Judy Mosley and the 1982 and 1983 women's volleyball teams will be inducted into the University of Hawaii Circle of Honor during halftime of Saturday's basketball game between the Rainbows and SMU at the Special Events Arena.
The Circle of Honor is sponsored by Bank of Hawaii.
BATES CITED: Chris Bates, a senior forward for the Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball team, was named Player of the Week by the Hawaii Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Bates scored 20 points and had five assists to lead the Seasiders to an 81-75 upset over Hawaii Pacific last week.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Highland, Utah, sank 12 of 15 shots from the foul line to seal the win.
VOLLEYBALL TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets for the 1998 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship, to be played at the Special Events Arena, are on sale at the University of Hawaii ticket office.
The semifinals will be held April 30 with the final on May 2. Ticket packages are $23 for lower level and $18 for upper level.
Tickets can be purchased in person or through the UH ticket hotline at 944-BOWS (2697).
There is a $2 fee per telephone order.