Iolani football star Joe Igber and Hawaii Pacific volleyball coach Tita Ahuna were presented the male and female Sportsperson of the Year awards at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's Banquet of Champions Monday at the Pacific Beach Hotel.
Igber, Ahuna take
top QB Club awards
Igber, a senior running back, rewrote the state record book. Ahuna led the Sea Warriors to the NCAA Division II championship.
Other award winners:
Farrington football coach Skippa Diaz, Scotty Schuman Award; Advertiser sportswriter Ferd Borsch, Neal Shaw Blaisdell Award; longtime swimming coach Al Minn, Joe Reynolds Sports Enthusiast Award; 96-year-old track sprinter Erwin Jaskulski, Senior Male Athlete of the Year; 92-year-old swimmer Aileen Soule, Senior Female Athlete of the Year; former Hawaii basketball standout Alika Smith, Adult Male Athlete of the Year; UH basketball playmaker B.J. Itoman, Adult Female Athlete of the Year; Igber, High School Male Athlete of the Year, and Kamehameha volleyball star Lily Kahumoku, High School Female Athlete of the Year.
COWBOYS LEAD BURNS GOLF: Oklahoma State's Edward Loar and Landy Mahan shot 5-under-par 67s yesterday at the Kaneohe Klipper course to share the individual first-round lead with two others and help the Cowboys top the team leaderboard in the John Burns Intercollegiate tournament.
Hawaii was tied for 10th among 21 teams and Hawaii-Hilo was 16th. Shane Hoshino shot a 69 for UH-Hilo and Jarrod Mizusawa had a 70 for the Rainbows.
CHO PACES UH WOMEN: Kathy Cho shot 2-over-par 75 for the second day in a row to tie for second place in the individual standings and lead the Hawaii women's golf team to a third-place finish in the Pepperdine Invitational at Malibu, Calif., yesterday. Cho trailed tournament medalist Adrienne Mucci of Arkansas by three strokes.
UH LOSES WATER POLO MATCH: Two goals by freshman Margie Dingeldein led third-ranked Stanford to an 8-4 victory over No. 6 Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match at Stanford, Calif.
Katie Hill had two goals for the Wahine (6-5, 0-1 MPSF). Stanford is 6-1, 2-0.
WAIPAHU, KANEOHE WIN: Brant Furoyama pitched one-hit relief over five innings and Nathan Numata smacked a three-run homer as Waipahu beat Waialae, 15-5, in an Oahu Senior AJA baseball game last night at Ala Wai Field.
At Hans L'Orange Park, Ryan Fujitani's grand slam in the eighth closed out Kaneohe's 11-0 victory over Aiea.