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POSTED: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Two inducted into 2010 Hall

Richard “;Buffalo”; Keaulana and Lenore Muraoka Rittenhouse are the 2010 inductees to the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame.

Keaulana, a Waipahu High graduate, is a renowned waterman and icon in the surfing world. In 2005 he was inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame and his surfing exploits include winning the 1960 Makaha International Surfing Championship.

Muraoka Rittenhouse, a Roosevelt High grad, turned to golf after an ankle injury prevented a basketball career at the University of Hawaii. She was invited to the UH golf team and in 1983 won the United Virginia Bank Golf Classic, an LPGA event.

The induction banquet is set for March 2 at the Honolulu Country Club at 5:30 p.m.

PACWEST PLACE

Miranda named UHH soccer coach

Marc Miranda was named the new Hawaii-Hilo women's soccer coach yesterday.

Miranda was head coach at Mid-Pacific the past five years, compiling a 27-26-4 record in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.

The St. Joseph High graduate was also a volunteer coach at Chaminade and lead assistant for the UHH men's soccer team in 2007.

BY THE NUMBERS

2: Consecutive Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers teams that have missed the playoffs the following year. The Steelers teams that won Super Bowls XIV and XL finished third in the division the next years. With this year's Steelers at 6-7 and in third place in the AFC North, the franchise is likely to run that streak to three.

$10.5M: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers are paying on the last two years of Juan Pierre's contract while the outfielder toils for the Chicago White Sox, who gave up two prospects for him. The White Sox will pay $3 million of Pierre's salary in 2010 and $5 million in 2011, sources said. The 32-year-old hit .308 with 30 stolen bases and 57 runs in 145 games with the Dodgers last year.