The Japan-America Society of Hawaii will present a first-ever tribute to all four of the islands' four great sumo wrestlers -- Jesse Kuhaulua, Salevaa Atisanoe, Chad Rowan and Fiamalu Penitani -- on March 31 at the Hawaii Ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki hotel.
Isle sumo stars
to be feted
An informal cocktail hour with the four honorees will start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the program at 7:45.
WAHINE WIN ONE, LOSE ONE: The Hawaii Wahine split two softball games in the UNLV Classic at Las Vegas yesterday, edging Portland State, 7-6, and losing to unbeaten UCLA, 10-2.
Tyree Woodruff, Jennifer Tandarich and Kristin Anderson each drove in two runs for the Wahine in their victory over the Vikings.
Desiree Duran (4-0) was the winning pitcher in relief of Janelle Gonzales.
UCLA's Amanda Freed (6-0) limited UH to five hits and the Bruins rocked Kelly Gentle (3-1) and reliever Gonzales for 16 on the way to their 11th victory without a loss. Regina Ka'aihili had two singles for Hawaii (7-2).
AH YAT, LUM, HANNEMANN ON DAIS: Brian Ah Yat, the former Iolani and Montana quarterback who will play for the PIFL's Hawaii Hammerheads this year, joins Alan Lum, coach of Punahou's state championship basketball team, and city council chairman Mufi Hannemann as guest speakers at Monday's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Restaurant.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to follow. The public is invited.