Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kamehameha's Minns honored

Pi'i Minns of Kamehameha was named the Gatorade Hawaii boys basketball player of the year yesterday.

The senior guard led the Warriors to a 22-3 record and the state Division I championship. He averaged 10.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. The 6-foot-3 Minns scored 20 points in the state championship win over Kahuku.


More details in Stallworth accident

MIAMI » A pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk when Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed him with his Bentley, according to a report released yesterday by police in Miami Beach.

According to the report, Stallworth told officers he flashed his lights to try to warn 59-year-old Mario Reyes, a construction crane operator who was rushing to catch a bus after getting off work around 7:15 a.m. March 14.

Police said Stallworth was driving about 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. They are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the accident. No charges have been filed against Stallworth pending the outcome of blood tests.

A police diagram shows that Reyes was hit in the far left lane of the six-lane MacArthur Causeway — not in a nearby crosswalk. Stallworth stopped a few feet away.


UH to host football coaches clinic

The Hawaii football team's coaching staff will host the second annual Warrior Football Coaching Clinic on April 18.

Speakers include UH head coach Greg McMackin, Punahou head coach Kale Ane and new UH assistants Gordy Shaw and Chris Tormey. The schedule includes breakout sessions for offense and defense, and participants can attend the Warriors' practice that afternoon.

The clinic is open to all coaches. The fee is $15. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 956-6508.



Wily makes D-II All-American team

Brigham Young-Hawaii's Latoya Wily was picked to the Daktronics NCAA II All-American first team yesterday.

Wily, a senior from Laie, was the PacWest's player of the week six times during the Seasiders' 16-11 season.

Wily finished second nationally with 13.9 rebounds per game, third in scoring with 25.6 points per game, and third in field-goal percentage at .595. She also averaged 6.3 offensive rebounds per game.

“;I am honestly shocked,”; Wily said when she heard the news. “;I never thought about anything like this. I just always wanted to help my team win and represent the school and my family the best way I could.”;


Hawaii-Hilo pitchers pick up honors

The Pacific West Conference picked Hawaii-Hilo pitchers Amber Waracka and Sarah Weisskopf as this week's pitcher and player of the week.

Weisskopf, a freshman, pitched three complete-game shutouts and struck out 23 batters.

Waracka went 7-for-18 with seven RBIs, three runs, a triple and a homer. She also went 2-1 on the mound.


BYUH downs Tuskegee and Stillman

Division II No. 2 Brigham-Young Hawaii defeated both Tuskegee and Stillman by 9-0 scores yesterday in women's tennis at Montgomery, Ala.

The Seasiders (20-0) dominated every match in both contests, the closest coming at No. 6 singles against Tuskegee — a 6-2, 6-0 win for BYUH's Ayako Ikeda.

» The Division II No. 25 Brigham Young-Hawaii men also powered past Tuskegee and Stillman by 9-0 scores and improving to 15-4 at Montgomery, Ala.

» Hawaii Pacific defeated Hawaii-Hilo in men's and women's tennis yesterday for the second straight day at Central Oahu REgional Park.

The Sea Warriors women's team won 9-0, led by Ingrid Cseh, Tinka Mihova, Sandra Wikstrom and Aleks Stankovic. All four won in both singles and doubles.

The HPU men's team won 8-1. Hendrik Bode, Daniel Luedi, Nikola Petrov and Jan Hroch led the way with wins in both singles and doubles.


UHH falls to San Francisco State

San Francisco State scored four runs in three consecutive innings to defeat Hawaii-Hilo 12-7 in baseball yesterday at Hilo.

Eric Keithley picked up the win on the mound for the Gators.

UHH third baseman Peter Rodgers went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a double, and center fielder Keoni Manago drive in three runs for the Vulcans (12-10).

San Francisco State's Zach Anderson hit a home run and a double and drove in four runs.

» Hawaii-Hilo's Ronel Trias was named as the PacWest baseball player of the week yesterday, and teammate Kekoa Lee was chosen as the pitcher of the week.

Trias went 13-for-18 with 11 runs scored, a double, four RBIs and three steals in three attempts last week.

Lee went 2-0 on the mound with an ERA of 0.82. He struck out 11 batters and allowed one earned run and seven hits in 11 innings.