Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Wednesday, February 11, 2009


QB Club to honor Murakami, others

Former Hawaii baseball head coach Les Murakami, members of the Eldredge family, and many others will be honored at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's annual Banquet of Champions on Sunday at the New Empress Restaurant in the Chinese Cultural Plaza.

Murakami, along with David Eldredge and sons Dave and Pal, will be honored as Legends at the event.

Additionally, retired Punahou athletic director Ralph Martinson will be awarded the Paul Durham Award, senior track and field official Gordon Scruton will receive the Earl Galdeira Officials' Award, and reporter Ann Miller will be given the Les Keiter Award for sports journalism.

The world champion Waipio Little League team and the Hawaii cheerleaders will also be given awards at the event.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 and available at the door or by calling Herman Stern at 531-9930.


San Diego tops Hawaii in tennis

San Diego's Dean Jackson won his No. 1 singles match against Hawaii's Dennis Lajola, 6-3, 6-3, to lead the Toreros to a 4-3 men's tennis victory over the Warriors.

Jackson also teamed with Chris Coetzee to win at the No. 1 doubles slot.

Sascha Heinemann and Jeff Fitch won singles matches for UH, and Lajola and Andreas Weber won a doubles match.



Seasiders climb to No. 3 and win

Brigham Young-Hawaii ascended a spot to No. 3 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll announced yesterday.

The Seasiders (17-1, 8-0 PacWest) then went out and extended their winning streak to 14 games with a 83-71 victory over Hawaii-Hilo at Hilo.

Lucas Alves scored 25 points to lead the way for BYUH.

The Vulcans (11-8, 4-5) got 15 points each from Charlando Brown and Jacob Briggs.

» Latoya Wily scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 73-69 victory over Hawaii-Hilo at Hilo.

The Seasiders (10-9, 4-4) also got 12 points each from Richelle Fenenbock and Mahina Gago.

Hina Kimitete (10-7, 4-5) scored 21 points for the Vulcans.


BYUH routs Grand Canyon in tennis

Brigham Young-Hawaii defeated Grand Canyon 7-2 yesterday in a men's tennis match in Phoenix.

The doubles team of Rong Ma and Agnel Peter earned the first point for the Seasiders in an 8-1 victory, and teammates Manu Bajpai and Carlton Taylor followed with a 8-3 win in the second slot.

Ma and teammate Romeo Juhasz highlighted singles play with 6-0 wins.

BYU-Hawaii stays on the road to play Abilene Christian tomorrow.

» Division II No. 2 Brigham Young-Hawaii opened its season with a 9-0 women's tennis rout of Grand Canyon yesterday in Phoenix.

The Seasiders' Yuan Jia and Elwen Li won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles and teamed up for a win at No. 1 doubles.

BYUY lost only two games out of the 15 sets played in the six singles and eight doubles matches.

» Chaminade defeated Academy of Art 6-3 in women's tennis yesterday in Phoenix to improve to 1-1.